Ric Locke projects the political future on the right side of the aisle:
The Tea Parties have said repeatedly that they don’t want and won’t support leaders, and conservatives don’t have any real national leadership. If Palin provides both with somewhere to go, she can be a mover and shaker without subjecting herself to a full-court MSM push in a run for office and my reading of her indicates that she’d think that just delightful.
If the process continues, Michael Steele could wake up one morning and find himself in charge of a near-irrelevant rump. There’s no reason to support a centrist Democrat Lite if a real Democrat is available, and the only reason conservatives do business with them at all is to plump up the numbers a bit.
There’s only one piece of that with which I’d take issue: “Michael Steele could wake up.” Not a chance.