Skip to comments.Governor Palin Takes NY State by Storm (20,000+ show up!)
Posted on 06/06/2009 4:22:28 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
More than 20,000 people turned out to see Palin lead a parade through downtown Auburn and sign a proclamation honoring Seward, the 19th-century Secretary of State who negotiated the $7.2 million deal with Russia for Alaska, which is celebrating its 50th year of statehood.
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Poor sport spoiler Romney attacks other GOP candidates:
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]
No thanks..I am happy voting for Sarah....boy your a downer...
She has a long ways to go.
As I said in an earlier post, after the trust I put in GWB in 1999, I am in full wait and see and “prove it to me” mode with any potential conservative leader
A year ago nobody, not even this board, knew who the heck she was. It took Reagan 16 years from his introduction on the national scene to achieve the Presidency. He had an intellectual framework for his agenda which made sense and the ability to sell it.
And honestly, Rush’s opinion doesn’t mean much to me
ALL Republican candidates need to improve in many areas, but as a starting point only Sarah demands 20,000+ trekkers an event, no one else come close, so to suggest she's got further to go to close the credibility gap than say——Mitt Romney or Mark Sanford is preposterous.
Anyone who comes here to a conservative site (no matter whether Palin is your first choice or fourth choice) and says she's damage goods because MSNBC or CNN or Politico or Pew Poll says so is simply mouthing leftist talking points.....period....case closed!
Or Im an anti woman knuckelehead!LOL
What is wrong with civil discourse? Who is the leftist around here when you decide your opinion is the only one worth of discussion and start name calling Its like a bunch of 12 year olds.
Ignoring her faults and the bagagge she brings to the table,whether her fault or placed on her by the media is foolish and naive, and doesnt do her any good.
There was a time when Sarah Palin wasnt even onthe table, remember? Then all of sudden she comes out of no where!
Whats to say there isnt someone else like her? Maybe better who will come along? Impossible? Im just not going to put my eggs in her basket till I see improvement. She isnt the best thing since our founding, you cant blind yourself to everything.
1. Her presumed "faults" and "baggage" are merely your opinion. And despite her "faults" and "baggage" she is continually building her support base and her popularity increases.
So I'd say that any sane person, cognizant of the facts, would come to the conclusion that if Sarah Palin's "faults" and "baggage" existed they aren't hurting her in any way. Some might venture to say that they help her in that she is perceived by (so-called) ordinary Americans as being more attuned to their struggles and more fit to affect change and create a national landscape conducive to these good people attaining their goals.
(Despite all of her "faults" and "baggage") Sarah Palin's:
Facebook followers - 543,000 +
Twitter followers - 26,000 +
TeamSarah members - 68,000 +
Supporters nationwide - innumerable
If Barack Obama has been the most remarkable phenomenon of the recent political scene, Sarah Palin must be second. The emotional responses to each-- especially by the media and the intelligentsia -- go beyond anything that can be explained by the usual political differences of opinion on issues of the day.
That liberals would be thrilled by another liberal is not surprising. But there are conservative Republicans who voted for Barack Obama, and other conservatives who may not have voted for him, but who are quick to see in various pragmatic moves of his since taking office an indication that he is not an extremist.
Anyone familiar with history knows that Hitler and Stalin were pragmatic. After years of denouncing each other, they signed the Nazi-Soviet pact under which they became allies for a couple of years before going to war against one another.
Pragmatism tells you nothing about extremism. But the conservative intellectuals who seize upon President Obama's pragmatism to give him the benefit of the doubt are obviously bending over backward for some reason.
With Governor Palin, it is just the opposite. The conservative intelligentsia who react against her have remarkably little to say that will stand up to scrutiny. People who actually dealt with her, before she became a national figure, have expressed how much they were impressed by her intelligence.
Governor Palin's "inexperience" is a talking point that might have some plausibility if it were not for the fact that Barack Obama has far less experience in actually making policies than Sarah Palin has. Joe Biden has had decades of experience in being both consistently wrong and consistently a source of asinine statements.
Governor Palin's candidacy for the vice presidency was what galvanized grass roots Republicans in a way that John McCain never did. But there was something about her that turned even some conservative intellectuals against her and provoked visceral anger and hatred from liberal intellectuals.
Perhaps the best way to try to understand these reactions is to recall what Eleanor Roosevelt said when she first saw Whittaker Chambers, who had accused Alger Hiss of being a spy for the Soviet Union. Upon seeing the slouching, overweight and disheveled Chambers, she said, "He's not one of us."
The trim, erect and impeccably dressed Alger Hiss, with his Ivy League and New Deal pedigree, clearly was "one of us." As it turned out, he was also a liar and a spy for the Soviet Union. Not only did a jury decide that at the time, the opening of the secret files of the Soviet Union in its last days added more evidence of his guilt.
The Hiss-Chambers confrontation of more than half a century ago produced the same kind of visceral polarization that Governor Sarah Palin provokes today.
Before the first trial of Alger Hiss began, reporters who gathered at the courthouse informally sounded each other out as to which of them they believed, before any evidence had been presented. Most believed that Hiss was telling the truth and that it was Chambers who was lying.
More important, those reporters who believed that Chambers was telling the truth were immediately ostracized. None of this could have been based on the evidence for either side, for that evidence had not yet been presented in court.
For decades after Hiss was convicted and sent to federal prison, much of the media and the intelligentsia defended him. To this day, there is an Alger Hiss chair at Bard College.
Why did it matter so much to so many people which of two previously little-known men was telling the truth? Because what was on trial was not one man but a whole vision of the world and a way of life.
Governor Sarah Palin is both a challenge and an affront to that vision and that way of life-- an overdue challenge, much as Chambers' challenge was overdue.
Whether Governor Palin runs for national office again is something that only time will tell. But the Republicans need some candidate who is neither one of the country club Republicans nor-- worse yet-- the sort of person who appeals to the intelligentsia.
I've been trying to convince my fellow conservatives that they have been wasting their time in a fruitless quest for a new Ronald Reagan to emerge and lead our party and our nation. I insisted that we'd never see his like again because he was one of a kind.
I was wrong!
Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he's a she.
And what a she!
In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad's indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media's assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven't heard since my Dad left the scene.
This was Ronald Reagan at his best -- the same Ronald Reagan who made the address known now solely as "The Speech," which during the Goldwater campaign set the tone and the agenda for the rebirth of the traditional conservative movement that later sent him to the White House for eight years and revived the moribund GOP.
Last night was an extraordinary event. Widely seen beforehand as a make-or-break effort -- either an opportunity for Sarah Palin to show that she was the happy warrior that John McCain assured us she was, or a disaster that would dash McCain's presidential hopes and send her back to Alaska, sadder but wiser.
Obviously un-intimidated by either the savage onslaught to which the left-leaning media had subjected her, or the incredible challenge she faced -- and oozing with confidence -- she strode defiantly to the podium and proved she was everything and even more than John McCain told us.
Much has been made of the fact that she is a woman. What we saw last night, however, was something much more than a just a woman accomplishing something no Republican woman has ever achieved. What we saw was a red-blooded American with that rare, God-given ability to rally her dispirited fellow Republicans and take up the daunting task of leading them -- and all her fellow Americans -- on a pilgrimage to that shining city on the hill my father envisioned as our nation's real destination.
In a few words she managed to rip the mask from the faces of her Democratic rivals and reveal them for what they are -- a pair of old-fashioned liberals making promises that cannot be kept without bankrupting the nation and reducing most Americans to the status of mendicants begging for their daily bread at the feet of an all-powerful government.
Most important, by comparing her own stunning record of achievement with his, she showed Barack Obama for the sham that he is, a man without any solid accomplishments beyond conspicuous self-aggrandizement.
Like Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin is one of us. She knows how most of us live because that's the way she lives. She shares our homespun values and our beliefs, and she glories in her status as a small-town woman who put her shoulder to the wheel and made life better for her neighbors.
Her astonishing rise up from the grass-roots, her total lack of self-importance, and her ordinary American values and modest lifestyle reveal her to be the kind of hard-working, optimistic, ordinary American who made this country the greatest, most powerful nation on the face of the earth.
As hard as you might try, you won't find that kind of plain-spoken, down-to-earth, self-reliant American in the upper ranks of the liberal-infested, elitist Democratic Party, or in the Obama campaign.
Sarah Palin didn't go to Harvard, or fiddle around in urban neighborhood leftist activism while engaging in opportunism within the ranks of one of the nation's most corrupt political machines, never challenging it and going along to get along, like Barack Obama.
Instead she took on the corrupt establishment in Alaska and beat it, rising to the governorship while bringing reforms to every level of government she served in on her way up the ladder.
Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time around.
I dont come to that conclusion yet, but I promise Im sane and cognizant. Thanks for only calling me names in a round about way. Much nicer that way!
You have some interesting points about whats happening but who knows, its a long way till the election and if something else comes up or the punk and his mom go back on tour 24/7 alot of voters we need will sour. JMO though.
I think that you, DainBramage, are on the receiving end of suspicion here because the tone of your statements tends to lead one to believe that you are of the group who throw mud after mud against the Palin hate wall hoping some of it sticks.
But, you appear to have a wait and see attitude in regards to the grand lady of Alaska and her chances to beome our first female President. Fair enough, I predict that you will be pleasantly surprised.
I think you're right.
BTW, I see this morning that her attorney in Anchorage is pushing back. Cease & Desist letters have been sent out to the ADN and I assume HuffPo. This is great news. Would love to see Sarah own HufPo and ADN. Sarah Palin, media mogul...I like that, LOL.
Also glad to see my legal defense fund donation pay off.
Sorry, thought I was on the plagiarism thread...thus my comment on the LDF.
Actually I dont have a problem with Sarah, I just dont fall down slobbering like you guys.
She was far from ready during the campagin and now has alot more baggage to contend with ....and thats a fact. You can choose to ignore it and turn a blind eye to her problems while you spend so much energy hating Romney. I dont give a shit.
I guarantee you this....She knows its true and so does her husband. They are sharp and thats a fact too
I just know that there are giant hurdles for her, and most are self inflicted.****
STOP repeating LiEberal talking points here- go do some research instead.
And honestly, Rushs opinion doesnt mean much to me***
Thanks for showing your true colors. Pssst....Rush happens to be KING - LEADER of Conservatives.
What is wrong with civil discourse? Who is the leftist around here when you decide your opinion is the only one worth of discussion and start name calling Its like a bunch of 12 year olds.****
In the name of civil discourse, I apologize if you felt the anti-woman knucklehead retort was directed specifically at you. It wasn't, it was directed at you and a few others in a general sense.
So I don't mind being compared to a 12 year old because I was quite aware by that age. In any case you have to keep in perspective that this was a positive Palin thread. It wasn't meant to bring out the Palin critics, it was meant to celebrate her achievement during this monumental weekend.
But folks like you again come here and play the foil. My comment about being the MSNBC talking point may have been a bit biting I admit, but do you realize you're doing their bidding here on a conservative site? Daily Kos lurks in and see your post and have collective political orgasms when they see Cuda attacked [er....I mean “constructively critiqued , if you will].
If you want to appear nonbiased and I believe you're sincere cause I too was duped by W, then start a thread where we can all critique the strengths & weaknesses of all the GOP potentials. But don't give the impression that you're so concerned Cuda has 200 miles to make up in intellect, credibility, media persona etc., in comparison to other GOPers who clearly at this point can't come close to her in the enthusiasm column.
It’s obvious the Couric interview is still an issue, since it still impacts how many people see her; you’re in denial if you don’t recognize. But it’s impossible to have a reasonable discussion with you people. As I stated earlier, I certainly don’t dislike Palin, but I strongly dislike some of her supporters here.****
You hang your hat on Couric and be in denial of the FACT that it is ALREADY widely known that the Interview was highly EDITED. Further, the Polls showed that MAJORITY of people saw through THAT fact.
If she can intelligently articulate the problems of this country, and the proper solutions, she can be a force. That stupid Katie Couric interview still haunts her, and she still has a bit to do before she can start to regain the middle.
I agree. Too many (stupid) people I run into are still confusing Sarah Palin's words with Tina Fey's, if you can believe that. And of course the MSM /drive-by media / state-run media won't do anything to help Sarah nor the GOP... they're more than happy to let the lies and Sarah myths stand as is.
More than 20,000 people turned out to see the former Republican vice presidential candidate lead a parade through downtown Auburn and sign a proclamation on the steps of City Hall honoring Seward as "the one person most responsible for Alaska."
Auburn residents welcomed her to the podium at City Hall with a chant of "Run, Sarah, run!"
As she spoke, about a dozen protesters from the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, a lobbying group that seeks to protect wildlife and the environment, held up signs condemning her continued promotion of the aerial hunting of wolves, but the large crowd was mostly receptive to her appearance.
Palin rode the mile-long parade route in a red convertible, getting out to walk about 100 yards while carrying small U.S. and Alaska state flags in each hand. Spectators yelled out "Welcome, Sarah" and "Thanks for coming" as Palin waved back...
Read entire article (and see more photos) here: Palin helps NY town celebrate Alaska anniversary