Palin seeks to harness power of “Mama Grizzlies”
Sarah Palin is out with a new video today and she clearly is attempting to position herself as the leader of Republican conservative women.
She’s had some success this campaign season, promoting Republican women candidates such as South Carolina’s Nikki Haley and California’s Carly Fiorina who have gone on to win primary votes.
And how she is declaring women conservatives as part of a den of “Mama Grizzlies” eager to stampede Washington in Nov. 2 congressional elections and take on President Obama and his Democrats.
“These policies coming out of DC right now, this fundamental transformation of America — there are a lot of women who are very concerned about their kids’ future who are saying we don’t like this fundamental transformation and we’re going to do something about it,” she says in the video.
“Pit bulls were tough but you don’t want to mess with the Mama Grizzlies,” says the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.
We’re told the video, paid for by Palin’s Sarahpac political arm, was produced by a single videographer and the images were not staged but rather were from Palin’s appearances at Tea Party and other events.
We’re always watching for evidence that Palin might run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. This documentary-style video does nothing to wave us off the thinking that she just might.
“I don’t think she’s running for president,” said Republican strategist Scott Reed. “I think she’s running for ‘most influential person during the nominating process,’ and I think she will be a factor. She’s got a lot to say. She’s got a super megaphone, and she strikes a chord with a part of the party that votes.”
Photo credit: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi (Palin at Belmont Stakes June 5)