"Anything in this life, in this world, is possible," Sarah Palin says.
Not this. No way. Sorry, Sarah, but there is no chance that Republicans will nominate you for the presidency in a brokered convention this year -- and 2016 is but a dream.
"Anything is possible for an American. And I don't discount any idea or plan that at this point isn't in my control," she told CNN when asked about a 2016 bid. "Anything's possible."
Would she stop her name from being placed in nomination should there be a brokered convention in August in Tampa? "I don't close any doors that perhaps would be open out there, so, no, I wouldn't close that door," she said, adding, "My plan is to be at that convention."
Palin seems to have forgotten that her poll ratings have plummeted since the summer of 2011. She is a celebrity, not a serious presidential candidate, and would be stomped by President Obama in November, according to every traditional political metric and virtually every GOP consultant with any presidential campaign experience.
Once a popular Alaska governor with a modest record of accomplishment, Palin could conceivably revive her reputation in this era of short memories. But it's hard to imagine her name atop the GOP ballot in 2016, when a cast of heavyweights who sat out 2012 will be vying for the nomination. Anything may be possible in America, but a Palin presidency is virtually implausible.