In all seriousness, whoever plans on running in 2016 had ought to start getting their campaign machinations in place now. One lesson learned from 2012 was that Romney was able to finally secure the nomination in big part to the fact that he had more or less been running for the past 6 years with a well-oiled (and financed) machine behind him.
I agree. I also note that through the fall Palin noted several times in the course of her Fox News appearances that Romney had been running for so very long.
I think in 2008, when the Party bought all those clothes for her family, then the MSM made a stink about it, when she in contrast glanced over to the McCain family she noted that it’s a lot easier to run at the national level if your family has adequate personal resources.
She took to fixing that fairly deliberately, and my guess is that this time around, one way or another, she’ll take to getting a prospective campaign in order early.