Here is Sarah "Hamlet" Palin, considering whether to run or not to run ... whether to sue or not to sue. She's got a lot of decisions to make. It takes a long time for her to decide.
Something that may help her decide is today's Washington Post's The Fix column, which states, in part, in "Sarah Palin, second-tier candidate:"
Amid the “will she or won’t she” speculation about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential plans, one important thing seems to be getting lost: Palin is simply not a top-tier candidate.
New numbers from a CNN/Opinion Research poll confirm it. In a hypothetical 2012 Republican primary, Palin stood at 7 percent — tied with businessman Herman Cain and Texas Rep. Ron Paul, neither of whom are considered anything but the longshots for the nomination.
She trails frontrunning Texas Gov. Rick Perry by 21 points and second-place finisher Mitt Romney wins three times the support Palin does in the poll.
And the bad news doesn’t stop there. Just 51 percent of self-identified Republicans in the poll said that Palin has the “personality” and leadership qualities a president should have” — well below the number who said the same of Perry (73 percent) and Romney (83 percent).
With electability rising as a concern among Republican voters, the fact that she trails President Obama by 21 points in a head-to-head matchup — the largest margin of any GOP candidate — is yet more bad news for Palin. ...
... One poll is, well, one poll. But Palin’s numbers haven’t been particularly strong in quite some time — we wrote that she had reached a political tipping point way back in April — and Perry’s entrance into the contest has further complicated Palin’s path to top-tier status.
Palin has shown a tremendous capacity to surprise during her three-plus years on the national stage. But, the CNN poll suggests that her bag of tricks may well be empty — or close to it.
She's got to decide soon. Has indecisiveness ever been something voters look for in a president?
Ain't it the truth?
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