Tuesday, January 05, 2010 2 Responses
Paul Sims, of the Starkville Daily News, reported from the Starkville Rotary Club meeting on comments from Professor W. Martin Wiseman director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University.
Could Gov. Haley Barbour share the Republican ticket with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the 2012 presidential election? It’s a theory Mississippi State University political science professor Marty Wiseman suggested to Starkville Rotary Club members as he spoke to them Monday. [...]
Palin served just over two and a half years as Alaska’s governor. If she wins the primary, a question Republicans may ask is “Who can we get to who will add gravitas?,” Wiseman said. Barbour at the time will have been a two-term governor and be held in “by far the highest standing among Republican governors,” [...]
As Mississippi’s seated governor, Barbour is grappling with a budget shortfall Wiseman says officials project will reach upwards of $1 billion over the next 12 to 24 months. Barbour has not announced any intention to run for president.[...]
Democrats would hope Palin considers a third-party run for president, splitting the Republican vote, the political science professor said.
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