Sarah Sanders Could Become the First Female President
Here's a look at a possible path to the Oval Office. It's not as crazy as you think.
You hear a lot of interesting theories in small-town coffee shops and around rural gas stations from old men who like to yak.
Some make common sense. Some don't at all. Then others really make you think: Wait, a minute. He's on to something.
Yes, it is possible that Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders could be the first female president of the United States.
Not. Even. Joking.
Very few people in South Arkansas think she even wants to be governor. They think she used Arkansas as a time killer while waiting for something bigger.
Many people, who voted for her, do not like the LEARNS Act and the effect it could have on rural communities and small schools. People really like their schools and Friday night football.
Fiscal conservatives don't like her wasteful and extravagant spending — and that includes the $19,000 lectern we have never seen except in photos — and plus lots more expenses. They also don't like their tax dollars paying for a legislative audit over the lectern expense. More money out the window.
Sanders is unique in that while she was born born and raised in Arkansas and attended college here, she's not exactly an Arkansan. She didn't marry an Arkansas boy. She didn't even get married in the state. Sanders also didn't campaign around the state as much as previous gubernatorial candidates.
With her legacy as the daughter of Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, she was a natural to run and win.
A national political figure from her press secretary job in the Trump Administration, she created a vast network of supporters throughout the country.
Sanders then used those connections to raise millions in campaign donations, too.
She was also portrayed endlessly in Saturday Night Live skits. High profile celebrity? You betcha.
A lot of Arkansans in South Arkansas say Sanders thinks she is above them. In a way she is. She's in a unique position in that most politicians use a governorship to rise to Washington ranks. Think: Jimmy Carter. Ronald Reagan. Bill Clinton. George W. Bush.
Sanders did the reverse.
She left DC — the circus arena she knows well — to return home to Arkansas and get her feet wet in governing. Again, her win as the state's first female governor was inevitable and easy.
It's appears as if she is just based here living in a mansion and waiting to jet to the next glam event.
On Wednesday Sanders flies to Florida to endorse Trump at a rally. Last Wednesday, she flew to Kentucky to campaign for GOP gubernatorial candidate Daniel Cameron, the state's attorney general. You have to wonder if campaigning and endorsing during the work week are ethics violations — a topic to explore another time.
Sanders has held her endorsement for Trump, keeping her options open like a guy that says he loves you but won't fully commit. She's now vowing her loyalty right as Trump is gaining in the polls and drowning in legal battles.
As bad as Democrats hate to hear it, Trump has a very good chance of winning – again – in 2024.
Sure, there's the Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin factor.
Youngkin could jump in at the last minute to challenge Trump in a primary. The Virginia governor would be a serious threat to Trump, but the Youngkin boat may have sailed for Sanders.
If Virginia's two legislative bodies don't turn red tonight, Youngkin's strength diminishes, and so does his chances of a presidential run this time.
2024 could be Trump's to lose.
Trump could pick Sanders as his running mate. She knows him. She knows how he operates. She doesn't have to be vetted. She's a known commodity to the Trump organization. She is like a family member to him.
And she's liked a lot more nationally than in Arkansas.
Trump is 77 years old. He will be 78 next November. Consider this: He wins, serves a couple of years and steps down. Sanders rises to become the country's first female president.
And that would be a big F You to Hillary Clinton who longed her whole life to be the first female president.
Yep, that man I met in that small town might just be on to something.
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