Reports have leaked of a startling new development in connection with the 2012 Republican presidential primary. According to an item by Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics, Sarah Palin and her political machine have commissioned the conservative filmmaker, Stephen Bannon, to produce a two-hour epic film documentary presenting an heroic image of the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee. According to reports, the film will first be previewed in Iowa, a pivotal state with a presidential caucus that is the first step in the presidential nominating process. It is said that the film will present Sarah Palin as a political maverick, a low-tax and balanced budget conservative who is not afraid to take on the political establishment in both major parties.
The news of the Sarah Palin movie epic comes in the wake of continuous ignoring of Palin as a potential 2012 presidential candidate, or otherwise denigrating of her credibility as a candidate, within mainstream liberal and conservative media. The undiminished contingent of Palin partisans are convinced, however, that the news of the Palin film is a sure sign that Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 presidential campaign fray. According to the reports on the Palin movie, it is said to be ideally suited for Tea Party supporters, as well as independent voters seeking a low-tax, anti-Obama conservative in the White House.
Sarah Palin in the past has hinted that if she ran for president, her campaign would be unconventional and rely largely on social media, bypassing what Palin views as the biased, pro-liberal "lamestream media" ( as she refers to mainstream electronic and print media). A customized film epic that presents Sarah Palin in the best possible light while simultaneously marginalizing criticism of her on issues such as resigning before her Alaska gubernatorial term had been completed, may very well be the sort of unconventional campaign technique she was referring to. One aspect already being speculated on: why premiere the Sarah Palin film in Iowa if Palin has no intentions of entering the contest for the Republican presidential nomination? I suppose there will remain those in denial as to Palin's strong political following in America who will maintain that this is just to keep her speaking fees high and enhance her status as a GOP "kingmaker." Others, however, believe that this is a sure sign that their political messiah, Sarah Palin, will soon be descending from the heavens to the terrestrial plane as a full-fledged presidential candidate. Given the lack of charisma of the current top-echelon of Republican presidential candidates, the Joan of Arc style portrayal of Palin that is being hinted at in the forthcoming Stephen Bannon film may be the type of game-changer that Barack Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope, proved to be in the 2008 presidential campaign.
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