Skip to comments.NY23 UPDATE: Why is Sarah MIA?
Posted on 10/17/2009 6:24:51 PM PDT by Al B.
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The difference is that this is October 2009 and not October 2010 or October 2011. It is not imperative that Sarah Palin do anything now.
I don’t know and Stacy McCain in his article says no one from the Hoffman campaign has mentioned her.
George Washington couldn't make McCain win.
So, who do you see as the solution or future?
I didn’t mean done as in nobody is interested. I meant, maybe she has had enough of politics.
Already bought her book, anxiously waiting to receive it in November.
I would love to see that ticket.
By standing clear on principle and going over the heads of the media and directly to the people, she shares that trait with Reagan.
Do you think that Ronald Reagan under any circumstances would have resigned as Governor because the going got tough and in his first term as Sarah Palin did?
Reagan would have appreciated what Palin did. She resigned to put the state and the people ahead of the vicious politics of leftist bloggers and other operatives of Obama that were preventing her from doing her job.
I like Gov. Palin but I don't see her as the solution or future right now.
Right now, she is the ONLY Republican who is capable of fighting back against Obama's socialist agenda and one who is simultaneously outlining clear, no-compromise conservative goals. If you can find me another Republican - a Governor or ex-Governor - who is able to unite the grassroots and fight back against the Dems I'd be more than happy to support him too.
I would have to see a lot more than I have to come to that conclusion.
You should look no further than what Palin has accomplished since she resigned from office. Other politicians would have been forgotten by now, but what Palin has done is nothing short of a miracle.
I think it is very interesting to note the attitude the media takes to potential GOP candidates. In the case of McLame, they pushed him for years until they finally managed to get him nominated ... just by coincidence to run against their commie ...who badly needed a total loser to run against. The media gave Zero his victory by giving McLame (you know, the guy with “L O S E R” stamped on his forehead) the nomination. It was absolutely necessary for McLame to be nominated for Zero to triumph.
Now look at the media’s attitude toward Sarah Palin. They have gone 110% to destroy her as a political embryo. They fear her, that’s why they go nuts about her. Don’t write her off. The political Media-ometer is giving strong indications that she may be the one we need.
Could be the point spread is too close. If Sarah jumps in and splits the vote and a Dem gets in, she’ll be made to own it. If the Dem is running away with it, she could offer support to Hoffman to gauge her pull with voters without saying she impacted the race negatively. If it’s a case of Hoffman or the RINO and the Dem is trailing badly, she should consider throwing support Hoffman’s way.
The usual cop out answer. Don't throw rocks at Sarah then if you don't have anyone better to offer.
For any FReepers not yet familiar with Duncan D Hunter (Iraq veteran son, of 2008 GOP presidential candidate Duncan Hunter):
Ahh. Fair enough. Well it doesn’t look like it to me. She seems to be specifically trying (and imho succeeding) to make her voice heard on energy, healthcare and the economy, through a series of speeches. Hard to see someone who has no political ambitions doing that. Well, we’ll see. I’m looking forward to the book too.
What's caused all the ruckus the last few days is the latest poll in the district which shows the Dem at 33%, the RINO at 29% (and sinking), and the Conservative candidate (Hoffman) at 23% (and rising fast). The Repubs have the registration advantage in the district and voters are apparently finding ou that the RINO is more liberal than the Democrat.
The GOP panicked when they saw the poll and started pouring money into the race for the very liberal RINO.
That's the background to all this.
My replies were not excuses.
They were actual facts.
She was the only positive in McCain's campaign but the more I look at her I am not sure.
You liked her then but somehow she's not likeable now, despite continued grassroots support and excellent post-resignation political commentary that has derailed the Marxist agenda to the contrary?
She left office
Stop seeing things through the MSM prism and go back and watch both her resignation and Governor's picnic speeches again. She outlines all the reasons why she stepped down, and it had nothing to do with her "not being able to take it" or "quitting." She was content to continue governing until Obama's goons exploited the state's tough ethics law and used it against her. Shouldn't you find it honorable that she stepped down for the good of the people rather than wasting taxpayer's money and the state's time fighting political matters?
got a very lucrative book deal
So what - the ethics violations hurt her financially and the MSM and two-party establishment smeared her so she has every right to tell her story.
will be a demand on the talk circuit then what? Is she actually going to run for President? Right now I don't think so.
We don't know what she's going to do. She's not a declared presidential candidate nor has she signaled any other intentions. Governor Palin is not a conventional politician.
Sure she might campaign some but so far as done very little.
She has done A LOT since her resignation.
I have to take a wait and see with her to see what she does and I do want to read her book to see what is there also.
You could have just mentioned this and spared the rest of your post. Nobody knows what Palin is going to do and it makes no sense to mindlessly repeat MSM talking points about her.
But as far as being a female Ronald Reagan or a Lady Thatcher at this point she is neither and won't be.
The parallels are there, even though her political background and knowledge of policy is far less than Reagan or Thatcher. When Reagan came of age in 1980, were conservatives then criticized for saying Reagan was a God and he's not going to be as good as Goldwater or Robert Taft?
Your like a lot of Conservatives right now looking for a leader and hope and right now the cupboard is bare.
Yes, I do see Governor Palin as a leader and yes I am pinning my hopes on her because she is the only Republican who is standing up to Obama, the media, and the elites in the GOP. If that makes me a Sarahbot so be it.
Good point. And, if Hoffman loses, “they” can’t try to pin the blame for it on Palin.
Good response, and well said.
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