She's getting all mavricky again9:17 am - 03/07/2012
Super Tuesday surprise: Sarah Palin opens the door to late presidential entry
The surprise headline of a muddled Super Tuesday: Sarah Palin may yet step in to save the Republican Party from a convention deadlock.
In an interview with CNN at her caucus in Wasilla, the former Alaska governor would not rule out a late entry into the GOP presidential race. She vowed to attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa — possibly as a White House hopeful.
“As I say, anything is possible,” she said. “And I don’t close any doors that perhaps would be open out there. So, no, I wouldn’t close that door. And my plan is to be at that convention.”
The pundit elite has dismissed the possibility of a brokered convention, with the convention wisdom being that one candidate (elite choice: Mitt Romney) will clinch the nomination in the next two months. But conservative Romney critics are hoping that the frontrunner’s mistakes and consolidated right-wing opposition will stymie the former Massachusetts governor.
That would set the stage for a Draft Palin push in Tampa.