Skip to comments.New York Post: Truman, Ike, Reagan: Next Up, Sarah Palin!
Posted on 03/17/2010 7:46:25 AM PDT by MaxCUA
THE ISSUE: Whether presidential candidates today have character, as their predecessors did. In looking for a president with the character of Dwight Eisenhower, Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan, Ralph Peters asks, "Will we ever again have a president who didn't go to an Ivy League school, who knows what it's like to struggle -- as so many Americans struggle every day -- and who's tasted defeat, but got back in the ring with his dukes up?" ("Why Our 'Post-Modern Presidents' Fail,").
The answer is "yes." Her name is Sarah Palin. etc...
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Yes, it does.
And you and your pals have a lynch mob mentality. In fact, I sometimes fear that you guys would be quite comfortable participating in a real life lynch mob.
With supporters like you, Sarah Palin needs no enemies.
That’s a bit harsh. I sure didn’t take NavyCanDo’s post as a slam on Palin.
Perhaps I’m wrong, but it seems like he was saying he’d like to see her as POTUS, and using a little popular humor to make the point.
I didn’t mean it to be harsh, but the charge that she said that she could see Russia from her house is one that is trotted out at every available opportunity by Demos whose grasp of reality is tenuous, at best. It appeared in an SNL skit and that is all it is.
It is a good way to put down a Liberal. Very effective as most of the are simply unaware of that Sarah did not say it.
What are you bringing Tina Fey into this for?
I said “I” can’t wait till Sarah can see the Potomac from her house. I would think this would get Libs and anti-Palin people wee-wee,d up, not Freepers.
If accuracy counts then you should probably be careful or someone will call the grammer police.
Sorry, I misread the tone of your post.
No you posse lost it a long time ago.
Those excuses may be okay for some people, but for others it will be a problem. I understand the circumstances and why. I got over that, some in my family haven’t.
So far I have seen Bachmann, who isn’t running, referred to as a “worthless boob” DeMint dissed, Daniels dissed. Anyone your posse deem as a rival to Palin is trashed.
Including the most loved conservative ever, Ronald Reagan.
sad. See ya!
Second, this ridiculous elevation of Sarah Palin to the levels of Reagan, Ike, and Truman is just that -- ridiculous. It smacks of the same worshipful attitude that marks Obamassiah-worship on the left. It's all hope and hormones.
There is nothing in Ms. Palin's experience or writing/speaking to show she has what it takes to a) command Allied forces in Europe (Ike) and lead a Cold War; or to simultaneously restore an economy and win a Cold War (Reagan). There is absolutely no comparison.
Truman is perhaps the closest point of comparison ... but unlike Palin he had the advantage of military experience and a long political career at the national level.
It's worth remembering that -- even with that long experience -- he got steam-rolled at Potsdam, and his missteps there were partly responsible for the start of the Cold War. His record as president was spotty at best, but he did have the wherewithal -- not to mention a couple of eventful and formative years as President -- to engage in the Cold War in 1947 when it became obvious what was happening. But he badly bungled Korea.
Palin doesn't even have Truman's background. She probably does have character -- but that's not enough.
“If accuracy counts then you should probably be careful or someone will call the grammer police.”
It’s “grammar”....”grammar”....”grammar”. Write it one hundred times on the board......no copying and pasting.
I said Grammer - I meant Grammer.
I support Sarah wholeheartedly as I feel that she represents my views and because she is charismatic enough to draw voters to her.
Anyone ever say that Mitt was exciting? Not even his hair is exciting.
Is she the next Reagan? I think she is something different than Reagan although the overall tone of her approach matches with Reagan.
I will be voting for her as no one else on the horizon looks like they can knock out Obama.
Come on Ralph, stop the revisionism! Reagan was great and Ike was good. Truman was a liberal and a failure. Truman has more in common with LBJ. Both men decided to retire from politics and not run again.
Palin is what 45,I said age! SHE HELD OFFICES.
You are the one with the hang ups, not me.
Okay, I have no hang ups. I do have a problem with people who wish to push their own agenda by destroying the competition.
Apparently a poster named FACTMART has a problem with facts.
So what offices FACTMART? Since you are factmart. Back it up and tell us the facts.
Reagan held no offices before he was 45!
So what? You were supposed to supply the facts, factmart. I didn’t ask you about Reagan, he has earned his stripes, God rest his soul.
Hey, you’re back!