Could Sarah Palin revive her political career through an ultra-conservative third party? If one former California State assemblyman has his way, yes.
In an op-ed published on conservative Christian site Barbwire, activist Steve Baldwin says the GOP establishment just isn’t cutting it.
And he thinks Sarah Palin, who might be too busy now with her new “Sarah Palin Channel,” is his woman to change that.
“We don’t want the GOP to pursue a ‘socialism-lite’ agenda. We want them to go on the warpath and do whatever it takes to stop the destruction of our constitutional Republic,” Baldwin wrote. “It has become increasingly clear that the GOP leadership will do everything in its power to prevent the party from being influenced in any way by the Tea Party. I have given up on the GOP and am simply not sure it can ever be reformed.”
He goes on to lay out a plan for a new Third Party that “will do to the GOP what the GOP did to the Whig Party 150 years ago: it will replace the GOP as the main party contesting the Democrat Party.”
But Baldwin doesn’t take all the credit for such a plan.
“I would never have said this a few years ago, but it may be time to create a conservative Third Party,” Baldwin wrote. “Sarah Palin, among others, has suggested doing just this. But how do we do form a new Third Party without handing the Democrats many electoral victories for years to come?”
Is creating a successful Third Party a longshot? You betcha.
But Baldwin says that long shot would be a lot shorter if they had Palin at the helm.
“We would also need a stable of respected national conservative leaders such as Sarah Palin and others to lead the charge on such an effort,” Baldwin wrote.
Baldwin apparently missed the memo that indicated Americans want Sarah Palin to stop talking.
h/t: Talking Points Memo