Reporter (Columnist?) Anand Giridharadas, with a dateline of 9 September 2011, in Cambridge, Mass, writing in The New York Times, has a headline that says "Some of Sarah Palin's Ideas Cross the Political Divide".
Mr Giridharadas lists three points for Ms Palin:
- There is a permanent political class, and that is not good.
- Money plays, both Government spending and donations from big companies [I would assume we might lump big labor in there].
- There is good capitalism (small companies) and bad capitalism (big companies).
But, if Ms Palin pushes this line of argument a little more she could shake up the race, even if she never actually gets her hat in the ring. Other candidates, concerned that she might be about to toss her hat in the ring might well move toward her way of thinking. It has happened before and it will happen again. Look at the 1968 Democratic Party nomination campaign.
Regards — Cliff