Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Uh-oh. Sarah doesn't have a campaign committee.

Politico's Maggie Haberman and Ken Vogel write:
... [C]alls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines.

The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler - a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee.

As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on the calls, Palin is the only GOP politician eying the presidential race who is represented by the firm. ...
The drop dead date -- Sarah's self-imposed drop dead date for deciding was September 30 -- for a New Hampshire filing is October 28. But here's the fly in the ointment -- the deal breaker -- a candidate has to pay a filing fee and that fee must come "from a federally registered presidential campaign committee."

Sarah doesn't have such a committee. She's never even bothered to form an exploratory committee. "Unconventional" candidates do need to do conventional things.

It may be possible for Sarah to get her ducks in a row by the 28th, but it might be best for her to file before then. Remember, Sarah's trademark application was initially rejected because it hadn't been signed. A presidential primary filing is trickier than a trademark application.

Bonus: Politico's Alexander Burns writes, "Sarah Palin hasn’t closed the door yet on a presidential bid. But few Republicans appear to be waiting for her answer. ..." in "GOP looks past Sarah Palin for 2012."


Anonymous said...

She wants to know when she will have to face her fans. Tick tock.

Anonymous said...

Really? She's had 3 years to get these dates & just now is checking on them? Just another way to fire those fans up to send her PAC-which do they realize she can't use for a presidential run?-some more of their hard earned money.
This woman is beyond ridiculous.


0>w/hole>1 said...

Is it just me, or does this whole thing remind you of cults that depend on apocalyptic predictions? The world will end in June; Palin will decide to run by Halloween.

Same thing.

Note that with the cults, the predictions are never wrong; it's just that the humans interpreting the will of whomever may have gotten the message jumbled. One assumes the same with Palin if she fails to run -- it wasn't her, it was the one-armed man.

In this case, the one-armed man might be the bureaucratic hurdles pointed out in your article -- or something else, as long as it has the singular benefit of not being her. *She* isn't a f***-up, good lordy no, it was all the fault of [adjective] [adjective] [noun].

Anonymous said...

Second page of the second politico post nails it. "The fact that Palin has virtually no presidential-caliber staff or establishment support, and little proven fundraising ability doesn’t mean she won’t make an impulsive entry into the race." Emphasis on IMPULSIVE.

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