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  1. [...] a shot at anything in 2012, much less Presidential nominee. But that is the discourse our there. Steven Taylor this morning cites the New York Times which notes that Republicans, win or lose, are getting [...]

    Pingback by Can we stop the “Palin in 2012″ discourse please, it is making me ill » A Couple Things » A couple things about politics, sports, travel, and other stuff. — Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 8:10 am

  2. Had you gone back one more election, to find the 1948 VP loser, you would have found Earl Warren whose presidential ambitions were also frustrated though he did find subsequent employment elsewhere.

    Comment by fritz — Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 10:19 am

  3. [...] importantly, though, Palin has history against her: If Palin were to emerge as the nominee in 2012, she will be bucking history, as failed VP nominees [...]

    Pingback by Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Is Palin The Future Of The GOP ? Don’t Bet On It — Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:24 am

  4. It’s always fun to guess who’ll be politically active four years in the future. But it’s also nearly impossible. There was a time I would have expected Gingrich to run for President. And there was a time I would have expected Gore to run for Senator or to lobby for a judgeship.

    Comment by Max Lybbert — Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:36 am

  5. i think the bottom line is that it is probably a moot point to speculate about palin’s political future, today. four years is a long period of time, and there are lots of others (romney, for example) who want to have a say in this.

    Comment by nevrdull — Wednesday, October 29, 2008 @ 11:46 am

  6. I’d say Palin’s grasp of the world is about that of a smart 12 year old (the type who might one day become president). So she has about 4 years to gain 20 years experience.

    Comment by JJ — Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 12:44 am

  7. Also, being way ahead at this point doesn’t necessarily do much for you. We spent almost three years assuming that Hilary Clinton would run away with the Democratic nomination, but that didn’t help her in the end.

    Comment by MichaelB — Thursday, October 30, 2008 @ 7:27 am

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