Former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, made some news last night as she was ambushed by a CNN producer at a caucus site in her home town of Wasilla. Both she and her husband, Todd Palin voted for Newt Gingrich, who still finished fourth with just 15% of the vote last night despite her husband′s endorsement. When asked if she would consider running for president in 2016, Sarah Palin said ″Anything is possible.″ Likewise when the subject of a possible brokered convention came up. So could Sarah save the Republican Party if the GOP National Convention cannot pick an outright winner this summer? Currently, she is getting extra attention thanks to the HBO film version of ′Game Change′, where Julianne Moore plays Sarah Palin in the story of the 2008 election as running mate to Senator John McCain.

sarah palin news

First, a brokered convention is unlikely. The last one for the GOP was in 1948, and for the Democrats, 1932. Mitt Romney is well on his way to winning the needed 1144 delegates to secure the nomination. Even if he should fail to do so, it is most likely that some sort of deal will be cut between Romney and one or more of the other current candidates to avoid a protracted floor fight. The most famous was the Democrat convention of 1924, which went 102 ballots before choosing John W. Davis as their presidential nominee. That convention, held in New York City′s Madison Square Garden became known in history has the ′Klanbake′, due to the huge block of Democrat delegates whom were members of the Klu Klux Klan. NYC Mayor Al Smith had been a popular candidate, but was a Roman Catholic. William Gibbs McAdoo, Gov. of California, was the Klan′s choice. After the dust settled, Davis, a former Congressman from West Virginia who served various posts in the Wilson administration, came out of nowhere as the compromise nominee.

Some critics may call Sarah Palin a political tease for her side line antics, hovering about on the fringes of this year′s election. Others will argue that she is still a force to be reckoned with due to her popularity with the Tea Party. Many were hoping that Palin would run this year, while others are patient, figuring that 2016 may be a better opportunity for Sarah to rise up and save the Republicans, or perhaps even launch a whole new party. A good deal depends on the outcome of the 2012 primary fight and whether or not Mitt Romney has the ′chops′ to defeat Barack Obama in the general election? If Obama wins, then the GOP may go through a major overhaul, if not indeed split apart, with Sarah Palin at the helm of the Conservative-Populist faction.