Sarah Palin's resignation from office in Alaska is the latest example we have of promising, popular Republican Governors without the stomach to take on the Presidency. Mark Sanford spoke of the "bubble" he lived in (in South Carolina?), Sarah Palin talks of the attacks and pressures she's felt since her Veep run--bottom line for me is that whatever pressure either of these two was feeling is NOTHING compared to what Barack Obama feels every single day in the job he now occupies. My admiration for the organization he (Obama) built, the strategy he followed, and the conduct he has maintained--grows each day, especially in light of the amateur hour we seem to be treated to lately by the Republican Party.
We (Republicans) damn sure better start coalescing NOW behind someone with the intellectual heft and moral courage to challenge the President in 2012.