After his appearance on ABC News’ “This Week,” Fox News contributor Bill Kristol participated in the online post panel conversation wherein he suggested Gov. Sarah Palin could revive her political career by running for US Senate.
I think the way Palin would possibly resurrect herself–if that’s the right word–or rehabilitate herself, I guess is a better way of putting it: run for Senate in Alaska in 2014. I’m not urging that. I’m just saying, if I were her adviser, I would say, ‘Take on the incumbent, you have to win a primary, then you have to beat an incumbent Democrat. It’s not easy.’ But if she did that, suddenly, if you can imagine that–Sarah Palin, freshman senator, January 2015 in Washington having beaten an incumbent. That would be pretty interesting.
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Kristol revised and amended his comments.
I was asked, ‘Does Sarah Palin have a future?’ and I just tried to give an analytical answer, which is I don’t think she does having resigned as governor. I said, ‘I’m not urging this.’ This is useful to think outside the box, not just accept the conventional wisdom…If she wants to have a serious future in American politics, as opposed to giving speeches occasionally, causing a ruckus with Facebook posts, she should run for office. Running and winning takes away a lot of the baggage of the past.
Watch the segment here: