Wiseman quoted in Memphis Commercial Appeal

Buzz Already Starting about 2012 GOP Nomination.

Lang Wiseman, chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party, doubts the outcome will be any different for Palin.

Wiseman views Palin as “the darling of the tea party,” but says she is “probably more of a symbolic or cultural icon at this point” than a legitimate presidential contender.

“Personally, I like some of the things she has to say, but I have to look at the total package and she has certain negatives irrespective of the cause of it.”

Wiseman said the same goes for Newt Gingrich, who told The Des Moines Register last week he also is strongly considering a run for the GOP nomination.

The most attractive Republican presidential candidate likely won’t be anyone as polarizing as Palin or Gingrich, Wiseman said, but may well be someone who has not yet signaled an intention to run.

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