by Renee Israel
Excitement is already building for the US Presidential race, and the
Republicans are currently the focus in the build up to the vote on their party's
representative for the 2012 US Presidency.
Recently, we've seen some interesting movement at the Gibraltar based British
bookmaker, William Hill. Until now, Sarah Palin was an outsider in the race,
falling behind in the shadows of Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Her odds were
around 20/1 that she would win the Republican nomination.
However, surprisingly, Palin's odds dropped to 10/1 and she may not be an
outsider after all in the weeks leading up to the nomination.
The current favourite to win the Republican nomination is Rick Perry with
odds of 11/8, followed by Romney at 2/1. Sarah Palin has not officially entered
the race yet, but there is strong speculation that she will, leading to a flurry
Michele Bachmann - 4/1
Ron Paul - 7/1
Jon Huntsman - 14/1
Rudy Guiliani - 28/1
Who will win the US Presidential Race
Elections for the US Presidency will be held in November next year, and the
current favourite to win is Barack Obama at 4/5. This is despite the fact that
Obama's approval rate has fallen below 40% and he has the potential of becoming
a president that is voted out after only four years in office.
However, analysts don't see a better alternative in the Republican camp. The
Republicans view Barack, according to Barry Reid, political commentator, as the
"Prince of Darkness, a cerebral elitist who is selling America down the drain."
But they don't seem to be able to offer a better choice.
Michelle Bachman may be a colourful novelty, but her views have the potential
to frighten away the leftist bloc and she will not last long.
While Mitt Romney is considered a front runner in the Republican race,
"there's no evidence of fire in his belly," according to Reid. He is considered
dull, despite his success as the governor of Massachusetts and his all-American
Rick Perry, governor of Texas for over a decade, has more "fire" but has the
tendency to put his foot in his mouth too often for his party's liking.
So can Sarah Palin offer a good alternative for the Republicans? Watch the
odds at William Hill and other bookmakers.