Politico: Palin Has Political Operation “Befitting Someone Considering A Presidential Run”

Posted by | July 12, 2010 10:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Politico looks at Sarah Palin’s fund raising activity and suggests it signals a serious look at a 2012 presidential run.

A new financial report filed Sunday evening showed Sarah Palin’s political action committee has taken its fundraising to a higher level – and suggests that she has begun building a more sophisticated political operation in place of a bare-bones organization powered mostly by her rock star status and scrappy on-line presence.

Pacs are often formed prior to a run for office.

Though the stated purposes of political action committees like SarahPAC are to boost like-minded candidates through contributions and appearances on their behalf, it’s become common for prospective presidential candidates to use such committees to pay for political staffs and travel before formally declaring their candidacies – as well as to collect chits by contributing to potential allies.

SarahPAC is paying for speech writing as well as for domestic and foreign policy consulting.

In short, for the first time since the 2008 campaign when she was the vice-presidential running mate to GOP presidential candidate John McCain, Palin is supported by a political operation befitting someone considering a presidential run.

Perhaps if Governor Palin wishes to be taken seriously as a candidate for president of the United States, she might consider a different tone to her Tweets:

LasVegas RJ editorial recaps Obama lecture 2 Runnin’ Rebs: he’s got most disconnected, backasswards plan ever imposed on the country we love about 23 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

Or this one:

Sharon Angle’s right: new workers should get to invest some Social Security withholdings in their own savings accounts & Washington cont….

…to pay promised benefits to older workers. What part of “The System is Going Bankrupt” don’t you understand, Mr. Reid? about 23 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

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