Skip to comments.Republican Good Ol'Boys: "Hey, let's make Sarah Palin RNC Chairman"
Posted on 07/05/2010 6:56:00 AM PDT by Patriot1259
You really have to laugh at these Republican establishment types. These good old boy characters couldnt be more pathetic if they tried.
As you know, Michael Steele has once again opened mouth and inserted foot. Full disclosure, I like Michael Steele. I dont have bad feelings for the guy. But hes proven that being the Chairman of the RNC isnt the best use of his talents. This latest flap is way overblown, however. Hes said worse.
Anyhow, this isnt about bashing Michael Steele. Nope, this is all about exposing the pathetic milquetoast moderates and their silly notions.
With all of the calls for Steele to step down, the establishment seems to think they have an idea: Replace Steele with Sarah Palin. No, Im serious here. Kevin D. Williams writing for National Review Online came up with this...
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They just don’t get it! Frustrating.
No. Just a bunch of RINOs wanting to cage Sarah.
BTW Palin would be the perfect choice for leader of GOP. There should be no discussion.
They are nuts. That is a way to sideline her if I ever heard. What they need is a Haley Barbour type: low profile, highly effective. This party official is supposed to be focused on getting Republicans elected, not on taking positions on contentious issues.
“establishment seems to think they have an idea: Replace Steele with Sarah Palin. No, Im serious here”
Seriously? If Palin had said “57 states” her career would have been over.
You need to focus on the gaffes of your president.
The author does a good job of discussing it.
I think she’d be great too. Talk about whipping the troops into shape and energizing your base! That would do it!
Bad idea in my opinion.
She would have to step down from the chairman spot if she were to run for Prez- and the accusations of “Quitter!!” would be heard again.
Nope, I think she’s doing just dandy flying solo...she’s practically running things and directing agenda anyway from Facebook, LOL!
As POTUS? Agreed. As Chairperson of the RNC, no way. The RINOs want to put her in a box.
I’d rather see John Bolton
My guess is she wouldn’t be interested.
One thing is for sure, if SP were to replace Steele, at least I wouldn’t hang up with the RNC called me for money.
Oh, speaking of that, have you gotten your multiple calls from Mike Huckabee?
Stupid idea. Palin is good for going around the country and getting people excited about voting for a decent person. Palin should not be a candidate for anything, and should not be party chairman.
Get rid of that Obama lap dog Steele and put Rove in there.
I don’t blame the establishment for trying. With success, Palin and much of the Tea Party would be taken out of commission. The idea is nothing more than a cynical ploy by the Republican establishment to neuter its base.
There is no question that the Republican Party needs a genuine, base-friendly conservative at the helm to control the allocation of effort and resources toward getting conservative candidates on the ballot and elected.
Just not THAT conservative, thank you.
IOW sit down, shut up, and raise money for the RNC rather than for tourself. No thanks.
You are right. I caught heck yesterday for even suggesting it.
“BTW Palin would be the perfect choice for leader of GOP. There should be no discussion.”
What you got right is that there should be no discussion.
However, this would be a HORRIBLE move for Palin and for the budding rebirth of the Conservative movement.
Palin is MUCH more influential where she is, and doing what she is doing.
The Republican party, as it is, needs to be replaced by a true Conservative party, outside the bounds of the status quo. The quicker we can do that, the better.
Candidates may need to call themselves Republicans for the sake of elections, but RINOs and country-club Republicans need to GO. The “Republican” brand is dead and is a LOSER.
Accordingly, Palin should have NOTHING to do with the Republican establishment, beyond what is absolutely necessary to get true Conservative candidates elected.
My choice for RNC chair would be either Courtney Friel or Liz.
“What they need is a Haley Barbour type: low profile, highly effective.”
(And YES, I like Sarah Palin....and understand where she is most effective!)
Having Sarah Palin head up the RNC could be good on many levels.
1. She does energize base quite easily
2. She is conservative and that change would come easier from within - IMO
3. She is able to fire off speaches that challenge the left
4. She is not quiet and that is what the RNC needs
5. I feel that she has the better abilities to get people behind ideas than these old geezers who play party politics.
Admittedly, it would take her out of the running for president, which would only be bad for America as I think that she would be a great president.
Mmmmmm, that’s so sweet.
Betcha boots I’d shake ‘em up........but I would never take the job.
I agree, and she will be, just as soon as she wins the White House in 2012.
I’d like to see John Bolton as President Palin’s secretary of state.
Thats ok with me too.
I know the establishment just wants to box her in to get her out of the way. I think she would exceed all expectations in the job and end up with all the glory come nov. 2010. I know I would contribute to the rnc the day she steps in. By the way this is the perfect time to take this job as she is not running for anything this election. She could then step down after the 2010 elections and think about her political future.
Conservative women are now the true leaders of our party. I guess some people are not too happy about that. But I don’t see any of them stepping up to the plate.
The problem is Palin has to many prior commitments lined up already. Palin still has to film her Alaskan series and wrote her next book. Then by the end of August Palin hit the road again with speeches and gear up for the election season. By the end of November her book will be out and another book tour will commences.
So I would say Palin has a full plate right now.
you’re right about her being too busy. I am just saying if she did do it, I think she would hit the ball out of the park. Much to the chagrin of the go along to get along types.
Alright, you guys need to discuss this...My point is I can see the next election, with 3 or 4 different “conservative” right wing parties, republicans, conservative, tea party, libertarian, independent, constitutional...and everyone pulling votes every which way. But with Sarah as Republican Party leader, (she IS a republican) she would draw a lot of different people back to the party. She has cajones, which is what the party lacks now. She would draw the people who want that, she is christian, draw them, very conservative she’ll draw them. She loves the law and would draw constitutionalists. Anyone else, maybe we don’t want them. She would show that the Republican party is serious now. She would root out any corruption in the party, which she is famous for doing. Sarah isn’t anyone, and she doesn’t do things because that’s the way they have always been done. SHe still could run for potus, but I tell you if we dont change the image of the party, we are in trouble. She wouldn’t attrack people who hate good, who think too much, and do little, or woman haters. THere is a reason why she strikes terror in so many peoples hearts! We should use that!
I’m sorry, but I think Palin as Chair is exactly what the party and the country needs.
The duties of the chair include setting the tone for the party, being an effective spokesperson and raising funds. Palin would excel at all three.
Most importantly, she’d make sure that the party was re-established as a conservative one at all levels.
Furthermore, if Palin turns the party around that’s nothing but a feather in her cap for a future run and takes away a lot of the “but she has no national experience” whine.
Exactly right. The charge is being led by Mitt’s folks. And don’t be surprised to see Huckabee jump on the bandwagon, too.
Ooooh. Liz Cheney would be AWESOME.
“BTW Palin would be the perfect choice for leader of GOP. There should be no discussion”
......and as President of the United States she will be!
how about Mitt for RNC Chair. He would fit right in.
Keep dreaming. The Repub party is weak and run by weaklings. And it's like trying to herd cats. McPain was our last nominee. You think the Good Ole Boys will allow Sarah to be the nominee? Pffft. And the press has done an excellent job as the DNC mouthpiece. I think that SP could make the Republican Party a force to be reckoned with.....as the head of the Party. THEN as Potus.
Actually who could do a better job of rallying the GOP this fall? She wont and should not take it. But that does not mean she should not be discussed for this job.
I can’t believe that so many posters think the weak Good Ole Boy Republicans would even let Palin be the Presidential nominee.
Just wait 'til Sarah announces her candidacy for the 2012 nomination. You'll see people flocking to the Republican party like nails to a magnet.
Sarah's already the defacto leader of the Republican party because no one but her is really doing the job. She doesn't need to change a thing she's doing, to continue being as effective as she is.
When the rubber meets the road, most center-right voters will resist the lure of third parties and stand with the Republicans anyway. I don't fear third parties. Our side learned a huge lesson in the 1992 election about splitting our votes, and we're not likely to repeat that mistake any time soon.
She has enough sense to stay far away from that thankless job.
Plus it’d be a major step down for her (after being Governor).