Peter Hoskin

Sarah Palin and the presidency

Sarah Palin and the presidency
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It's not the confirmation that her fans are after, but it's pretty close: in an interview airing on US television this evening, Sarah Palin will say that she would run for the presidency, "if there's nobody else to do it."

Which brings us neatly to this piece by John Heilemann in New York magazine, highlighted by Gideon Rachman over at the FT. In it Heilemann sets out how, despite the odds, Palin could actually triumph in 2012. It's a scenario which involves a generous sprinkling of ifs and buts, including Michael Bloomberg running as an independent candidate – but it's strangely persuasive nonetheless. Worth a read.