Sarah Palin may run forÂ president from Arizona.Â Palin came out guns a-blazing since being named John McCainÂ’s running mate in 2008. She resigned as governor of Alaska; wrote a book about the campaign trail; and supported several candidates in the 2010 congressional race.
Now Sarah Palin for president is close to becoming a reality.Â Many people have asked her about herÂ intentions on running for presidentÂ in 2012. On Oprah (2009) Palin said, it was Â“not on my radar screen.Â”Â Two years later, Internet rumors are putting PalinÂ’s presidentialÂ campaign headquarters in Arizona.
According to Ben SmithÂ’s blog, Sarah Palin is looking at Arizona as her national campaign headquarters for president for several reasons.Â One - Scottsdale, AZ will keep her close to her daughter Bristol, who recently bought a house in Maricopa. Two - Alaska is a strange cultural realm for most Americans.
Sarah Palin is a powerful political figure. After McCainÂ’s failed presidential run, Palin came to Arizona to help McCain keep his senate seat in 2010. At the same time, she puts political crosshairs on the congressional seats that Republicans wanted to control. One of those seats belonged to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Will Sarah PalinÂ’s presidential campaign headquarters come to Arizona? So far PalinÂ’s camp isnÂ’t confirming anything. Arizona may be a more convenient locale to run a national campaign than Alaska. But Palin should consider the two presidential candidates who have run from Arizona lost. Perhaps Americans are ready to embrace something new.