I have been gone for a while. In that time Governor Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska. While it is sad that she will no longer be Governor, this decision may be what is best for a potential Presidential run.
First, she will now have a much easier time visiting critical states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. She can also throw her considerable monetary and political weight behind downballot candidates in 2009 and 2010. Bob McDonnell will now have a much easier time scheduling events with Sarah Palin.
Secondly, Sarah Palin can now begin building a national organization to launch a Presidential run. SarahPAC has already hauled in $733,000, since the beginning of this year, $200,000 of which was raised after announcing her resignation as Governor.
Sarah Palin is sending signals that she wants to be President. Since announcing her resignation she has been giving interviews taking President Obama to task on various issues. Her spokespeople have also sent out press releases touting Sarah Palin's stand on national issues.
By resigning, Sarah Palin is stepping up her national game.