Sarah Palin may yet enter the Republican field. It is not too late. Do the math.

Who said: “It is not yet too late to jump in”?

And said it no less with a Cheshire cat grin?

 Why, it’s Sarah, of course.

She will throw them off course.

Cards close to her vest; she is destined to win.

“You know, it’s not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what will happen in the future?” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said near the close of her two-segment interview with Eric Bolling of Follow the Money from her home in Wasilla, Alaska, Dec 19, 2011. Bolling had questioned Gov. Palin if she would be entering the race even after Iowa and New Hampshire. Gov. Palin will not currently endorse a declared candidate. After this quote she very skillfully changed the topic to her desire to host a candidate debate together with Bolling about energy policy, and so she cut off all follow-up questions.

State….                     Deadline            Primary/Caucus               Delegates

Iowa                             closed                                1/3                     28

New Hampshire        closed                1/10                                   12

South Carolina           closed                1/21                                   25* no write-ins

Florida                          closed                1/31                                  50

Michigan                     closed                 2/28                                30*

Arizona                         closed                2/28                                 29

Tennessee                    closed                 3/6                                   58

Virginia                         closed                 3/6                                  50

Oklahoma                     closed                 3/6                                  43

Massachusetts             closed                  3/6                                   41

Vermont                       closed                  3/6                                    17

Alabama                       closed                  3/13                                  50

Mississippi                   closed                  3/13                                 40

Illinois                           closed                  3/20                                69

Louisiana                     closed                  3/24                                 46

Maryland                      closed                  4/3                                    37   Winner take all

Wisconsin                    closed                  4/3                                    42    Winner take all

Dist of Columbia         closed                 4/3                                    19     Winner take allnner take all

Rhode Island               closed                  4/24                                 19     Winner take all

West Virginia               closed                  5/8                                   31     Winner take all

Kentucky                       closed                 5/22                                 45     Winner take all

Texas                              closed                 4/3                                   155    Winner take all

Caucuses , proportional

Nevada                          none                  2/4                                   28

Maine                            none                  2-4 till 2/11                     24

Colorado                       none                   2/7                                  36

Minnesota                     none                   2/7                                 40

Washington                  none                   3/3                                  43

Georgia                          none                   3/6                                 76

Alaska                            none                   3/6                                 27

North Dakota               none                   3/6                                 28

Idaho                              none                  3/6                                 32

Wyoming                       none                  3/6 til 3/10                   29

Kansas                            none                 3/10                                40

Virgin Islands                none                 3/10                                  9

American Samoa          none                 3/13                                   9

Hawaii                             none                 3/13                               20

Missouri                          none                3/17                                52

Puerto Rico                     none                3/18                                23

Guam                               none                tba                                     9

Northern Marianas       none                 tba                                    9

Primaries  winner take all

New York                        2/9                   4/24                               95

Indiana                           2/10                  5/8                                 46

Pennsylvania                  2/14                 4/24                               72

Delaware                         2/24                 4/24                               17

Arkansas                        3/1                     5/22                               36

Connecticut                   3/2                    4/24                               28

Oregon                          3/6                    5/15                                 29

Nebraska                      3/7                    5/15                                  35

Montana                       3/12                   6/5                                   26

Utah                             3/15                   6/26                                 40

New Mexico                 3/16                  6/5                                    23

California                     3/23                  6/5                                  172

South Dakota              3/27                  6/5                                    28

New Jersey                  4/2                    6/5                                    50

Ohio                               ???                    3/6                                    66

North Carolina             ???                    5/8                                    55

January 3 – March 5, 2012: Contests of traditional early states Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina March 6 – March 31, 2012: Contests that proportionally allocate delegates April 1, 2012 and onward: Florida is winner take all, but is under challenge. All other contests including winner-take-all elections

Do the math. If Ron Paul wins Iowa all bets are off, and another entry is not only possible but probable. If Sarah gets in at this late stage she will get proportional delegates from 16 caucases totaling 534 delegates. Sarah Palin will have to catch on in the caucuses to make a challenge possible. It is a tall order, but not impossible.

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lenbilen

Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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