The tighter you grip this “Palin is Reagan” mantra the more votes will slip through your fingers.
Palin will never become Reagan until
she distances herself from Juan McShame.
I can see her sitting with these fellows.
Palin isn’t Reagan and Reagan isn’t Palin.
She has taken more crap than Reagan ever did and at her age has more political experience then Reagan had at her age.
I doubt that Sarah kids will ever turn into a Ron Jr or his sister who can’t stand what their father stood for.
And Palin lives pro-life, and she would never put a liberal on the Supreme Court as Reagan did.
I loved Reagan, but he wasn’t perfect either.
I think more people can relate to Sarah’s life more then Reagan’s.
Can’t wait for the day when she can see the Potomac from her house.
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.
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.
Truman faced with the toughest decision any POTUS ever had to make; give the order to drop the A-bomb on two civilian cities....decided it was too tough, quit, went home and wrote a book.
Ike faced the first overt communist aggression post WW2 with a shrunken, ill-prepared army....decided it was too tough, quit, went home and wrote a book.
Reagan faced the USSR at the height of its power...decided it was too tough, quit, went home and wrote a book.
Palin, faced a really mean press and expensive legal games....quit, went home and wrote a book.
Once the Republicrat parasitic class gets a “health” bill to play with for the next couple of decades..they’ll let a Palin in the front door of the Whitehouse....