We’ll have to see how all of the Tea Party candidates fare, but if they do well I’d bet $1,000 that she’s running.
“If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up, and willing to get back to time-tested truths, and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think I was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course I would give it a shot,” she said.
“But I’m not saying that it’s me. I know I can certainly make a difference without having a title. I’m having a good time doing exactly that right now.”
But, could she win the nomination? Well, again, I think it has to do with the state of the GOP at that point. But it’s very likely that many of these candidates will start announcing in early 2011 to get a jump on fundraising. Remember, Obama formally announced on February 10, 2007, but a month earlier had formed an exploratory committee.
So when you hear talk like this from candidates who are very popular, the die may already be cast.
More as it develops…