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Palin's Time Has Come And Gone
America Talks ^ | 8/23/11 | David Zublick

Posted on 08/23/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT by AmericaTalks

There is much speculation about whether or not Sarah Palin will enter the 2012 GOP presidential race.

Those who admire and respect her believe she wields a tremendous amount of power with regard to the choice of the candidate who will eventually end up facing Barack Obama in what can only be the most important election of our lifetime.

But that candidate should not be Palin. And the reason is blatantly obvious.

She can't win.

It has nothing to do with any lack of political gravitas. Despite how her critics and detractors have attempted to portray her, Palin is intelligent, articulate and politically astute. She understands the issues facing America under Barack Obama as well as if not better than any of the declared candidates.

On the economic meltdown that has metastasized under the current president's lack of leadership, Palin's message of lower taxes, deregulation and free market principles has resonated loud and clear. She understands that Obama's Keynesian policies of government intervention and redistribution of wealth will never solve the malaise that has overtaken our nation's economy. Palin knows government cannot create wealth or permanent employment. Only the private sector can do so. And yes, revenues can be raised by creating more taxpayers, not by raising taxes.

Palin also realizes that our debt problem is out of control. We are passing a tremendous burden on to our children and grandchildren. Eventually the note will come due. She knows that the fiasco our nation just endured with raising the debt ceiling without real spending cuts, will only result in a further erosion of our status as a world economic leader.

On foreign policy, Palin understands that Barack Obama is trying to diminish our role in the world, by apologizing for our wealth, our military strength, and most importantly, our sovereignty.

Sarah Palin also perceives the threat that Sharia law poses to the United States, and is keenly aware of Obama's attempts to reach out to the Islamic world in such a way that would create an atmosphere in which Sharia might be incorporated into our society and our justice system.

Of course, no one understands energy policy better than Palin. High gasoline prices could soon just be an unpleasant memory if we just used the resources we have in this country. Domestic drilling, coupled with research into alternative energy sources, could easily make us energy independent in just a few years. But Obama's hard line stance on domestic and offshore drilling has only made us more dependent on foreign oil, and has added to our economic woes.

Yes, Sarah Palin has the knowledge and political savvy to be an effective president. So with all of this going for her, why can't she win?

Perception.

When Palin was thrust into the limelight in 2008, it was because of a floundering John McCain candidacy. In an act of desperation, she was brought in to do what McCain himself could not or would not do, namely to attack Barack Obama on his associations and his socialist beliefs. She was the barracuda sinking her teeth into every aspect of a man who fashioned himself a messiah, sent by some higher power (George Soros) to fundamentally transform America into something unrecognizable from what the Founding Fathers intended.

The mainstream media immediately began marginalizing her. Palin found herself facing condescending interviews by the likes of Katie Couric and Charles Gibson. In the end, it was McCain himself, refusing to go after Obama, that lost the election. Unfortunately, Palin was left holding the bag.

Since that time, Sarah Palin has had the opportunity to bring home the message that everything she talked about during that ill-fated campaign regarding Obama's character and ideology has proven true. And her down-to-earth, folksy delivery still resonates with a lot of people, mainly but not limited to the Tea Party, who see our nation slipping away from us at an alarming rate under the current regime.

One would think that this would only serve to make Palin a viable candidate for the GOP 2012 race.

So why doesn't it?

Two things.

The media has a longer memory than most of main street America. No matter how she might like to shake the perception that she is somehow an airhead, Palin cannot escape the scrutiny that has and would be placed not only on her, but also her family during a presidential campaign. She is well aware of this, and it may be the reason that, despite her bus tours, etc., she has yet to throw her hat into the fray, choosing instead to tease her followers about mounting a bid while continuing to chastise Obama from a position from which criticism from the media and the far left is minimal.

Palin's detractors are not limited to the left, however.

The mainstream wing of the Republican Party also fears a Palin candidacy. They view her as a threat to the status quo. In recent years, Republicans have strayed away from their conservative roots. Palin reflects a return to the core values of limited government, fiscal responsibility and American exceptionalism. This scares many RINOs in the GOP, who prefer more government and compromise.

These elements will do everything in their power to keep her from getting the nomination.

There is another factor to be considered here as well. With Michele Bachmann already in the race, a Palin run might eclipse Bachmann's candidacy, or at least the two of them might cancel each other out. Bachmann has already been overshadowed in recent days by Rick Perry, and as she struggles to make news above the fold, Palin might only serve to make her more obscure.

If Palin had declared before Bachmann, there might be a different story emerging here. But she may have waited too long.

Sarah Palin would best serve the party and her country by remaining a strong voice for conservative values. Her influence in the 2012 race could be monumental. She could be a kingmaker.

It isn't clear yet whether Sarah Palin will get into the race. But what is clear is that Obama needs to be defeated in 2012. The country cannot survive four more years of his presidency.

But with all of her strengths, a Palin candidacy is a no win proposition.

Palin's time has come and gone.

Listen to America Talks weeknights at 6 pm Eastern Time and Saturdays at 9 am Eastern Time at blogtalkradio.com/americatalks and at americatalks.com.


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1 posted on 08/23/2011 1:16:59 PM PDT by AmericaTalks
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To: AmericaTalks
Wanna bet?

Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.

ineluctable

2 posted on 08/23/2011 1:17:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: AmericaTalks

I don’t care if she gets 15% of the vote for the nom or the general. Just run Sarah. Run on principle. Destroy Obama.


3 posted on 08/23/2011 1:19:47 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: AmericaTalks

Exactly.


4 posted on 08/23/2011 1:19:57 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sarah Is Indomitable
Run Sarah, run!

5 posted on 08/23/2011 1:20:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AmericaTalks; Admin Moderator

David, you’re out of line putting this in breaking news. You’re pushing you own website.

Moderator, would you please move this to Bloggers and Personal.

Besides, you don’t know squat about Sarah Palin.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 1:20:29 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: AmericaTalks
Wow, another Sarah Palin can't win story.

It's like there is a merit badge awarded to those who publish these stories cause I've seen TONS of them.

7 posted on 08/23/2011 1:21:07 PM PDT by The Iceman Cometh (Proud Teabagging Terrorist Hobbit)
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To: AmericaTalks

Rick Perry has been an announced candidate for what? A week and a half? And look how he’s doing. I hardly think that the opportunity has passed for someone with Palin’s name recognition. Not to mention someone who has been planning her run for going on two years now.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 1:21:42 PM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: AmericaTalks
She left it too late. She won't have time to build name recognition. /Moronic Pundit
9 posted on 08/23/2011 1:21:54 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SatinDoll

Thank you, SD.


10 posted on 08/23/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AmericaTalks
I'm driving 2400 miles to see for myself!
11 posted on 08/23/2011 1:23:09 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: AmericaTalks
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!

12 posted on 08/23/2011 1:23:26 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: AmericaTalks

Another MSM idiot with faulty analysis.


13 posted on 08/23/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’ll show you come and gone, Lublick, or whatever your name is. You had it right for about 6 paragraphs; after that, drivel.

Your line of reasoning came and went.

Now, you watch as Sarah begins Sept 3rd to attract gigantic crowds, full of patriotic enthusiasm and a love for the Constitution — and proceeds from large venue to large venue, filling stadia all across the land. You watch for the two-edged sword of enthused support and excitement on the right, and of hand-wringing gnashing of teeth on the left. You are about to witness a great phenomenon. Might as well face it and join up.

Sarah is for real, and she is for now.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 1:25:58 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: AmericaTalks

Yea, we have to hate Palin now because this tool, David Zublick, says so. Run Sarah run!!!!


15 posted on 08/23/2011 1:26:58 PM PDT by tiger93 (BR BOY)
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To: tiger93
And a not-very-sharp tool at that


16 posted on 08/23/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: AmericaTalks

Are you David Zublick?

Are you THAT stupid?


17 posted on 08/23/2011 1:30:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: AmericaTalks
Don't sweat it jimmy.
That B-list actor could never be elected.

18 posted on 08/23/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT by Bobalu (He who is compassionate to the cruel will ultimately become cruel to the compassionate)
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To: AmericaTalks

ROTFLOL

They have to pretend.


19 posted on 08/23/2011 1:31:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: tiger93
To: AmericaTalks

Yea, we have to hate Palin now because this tool, David Zublick, says so. Run Sarah run!!!!

15 posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:26:58 PM by tiger93 (BR BOY)
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Don't look now, but you just posted to the "tool" in question.

20 posted on 08/23/2011 1:33:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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