Bristol Palin: I Don’t Envy GOP VP Pick: ‘My Mom Is A Tough Act To Follow’
10:30 am, May 1st | by Laura Donovan
But that’s the inevitable fate of Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, says “Dancing with the Stars” finalist Bristol Palin, who writes in a new blog post that her mother Sarah “is a tough act to follow.”
Responding to recent articles that argue Romney would be wise to steer clear of a Palin-esque choice for his ticket and avoid the mess John McCain got himself into, Bristol says her mother helped turn the campaign and country around with her refreshing take on politics and the state of the nation:
She raised millions of dollars that helped us fight hard until the last moment. And Senator McCain actually performed better among those for whom the “Palin Pick” was very important to their vote. Immediate post-election polling shows a large majority of Republicans thought my mom helped Senator McCain and more than 90 percent had a favorable or very favorable view of her.
But in spite of Palin’s star quality and change of pace, she “could not work miracles,” says Bristol, as “the Democrats had nominated ‘The One.’” Now the real question remains whether people still view President Barack Obama in the same light, but either way, Bristol does not “envy” the VP selection because “Sarah Palin is a tough act to follow.”
Bristol raises a solid point about her mom. Four years after the presidential election, Palin remains a highly sought public figure in the political realm and continues to pop up in our news cycle. Though she resonates with viewers and never runs the risk of being boring, the reality is that she hasn’t held political office for nearly three years, and visibility and entertainment value aren’t enough to sustain a person’s career.