Syndicated columnist Mona Charen, lists several talking points as alleged reasons why she thinks that the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate should not make a 2012 run for the White House. But she omitted what may be the real reason why Charen is so opposed to a Sarah Palin presidential candidacy:
Because in MonaWorld, Mitt Romney is "near perfection" as a candidate:
"You have to admire the near perfection of Mitt Romney as a candidate. It’s no easy thing to find someone with such poise, movie-star looks, high intelligence, family stability, and record of accomplishment. He is accused of being too smooth by those of us less gifted by nature."Riiiight, Gov. Romney is such a perfect candidate that he couldn't even beat the weak John McCain in the 2008 GOP primaries, despite having raised over $90 million in campaign cash, $35 million of it from his own personal fortune.
h/t: Commenter John Galt at NRO
Update: According to Donald Douglas, Mona has jumped bandwagons. We have to assume that storied Romney near-perfection wasn't quite perfect enough. Now she's backing Mitch Daniels. Why, the Indiana governor must be even nearer to perfection than her former fave. Go figure...