It’s an ad ostensibly in support of the Tea Party. But it is certainly a preview of what one might see should Sarah Palin decide to make a run for the presidency in 2012:
What’s missing are the grating pose of victimhood and a sense of aggrievement toward the media that inform some of her rhetoric. What’s present is a merging of her own message (“commonsense conservatism”) with Tea Party populism. Would it work as a successful campaign theme? We may very well find out.