Skip to comments.Are we ready to draft Sarah Palin, yet?
Posted on 11/03/2011 10:20:20 PM PDT by TwoSwords
My first and probably last vanity.
Picture a crowd of people gathered for a political rally. The speaker gives out the old bromide "Why are we here?" The crowd replies in a frenzy. "We want change!" Is this Occupy or a college campus? No, it's Free Republic. Let's face it, we all admire our favorite candidates in the Republican field. They all have their strengths and weaknesses, don't we all. The real problem is that they're unable to differentiate themselves from each other, in a defining manner. Considering the trampling of rights, unemployment, regulation, immigration, crime, education (lack of and cost of), corruption, lack of leadership, zero (he has to come last, because he's earned it), why is one of these candidates not really able to capture our desperate imagination? Some will say Cain has done this very thing. Would the majority of them have said the same thing 2-3 months ago? I think not. I think he's a better man, than I. And I truly mean that. But I don't sense the killer instinct that is needed right now. Cain is passionate, he's just not desperate. Desperation is where too many of us living. We're debating between Cain, Perry, Romney, Bachmann, Santorum, Gingrigh, Paul. It's great that we have such a diverse field to choose from and we still haven't made a decision. The right's version of diversity is reality. The left's is checking a box on a form. It will take a person willing to make unlikely political decisions. The left has torn this country usunder for many a year and many a way and it has to stop. The right has to show it's teeth, and if necessary use them. We need to draft Palin. I see no other option where we win back our country from the abject corruption we see daily reported on FR. There are many on this board who consider her a fraud. I never saw that side of her. My favorite study through my life has been military history. I've read of the most narcissitic people in the world over and over, generals and politicians. Ruthless, to the max. Of all the times I've seen her on TV I've never once sensed a need for political revenge. This, to me, is standard operating procedure for a politician. Never seen it from her. I can't think of anyone whom I'm not related to that I believe in their goodness and good intentions. No person can be all things to all people (cept Jesus) and maybe she rubbed people the wrong way. Isn't that normal? I, for one, believe she was put her for a reason, to be President of the United States. I want to re-institute the draft. Just for POTUS.
Ah jeez, not this again
She said no. Leave it at that.
Outside of Gingrich (who has no real chance) the rest of the field look like characters from a Fellini film.
Sarah is our best (and probably ONLY) chance.
Go to one of the earthquake sites on Facebook and get the address to send Sarah a card or letter. I did it. Her office replied thanking me for the support. Do not count Sarah out.
People can reconsider.
Yeah, that would totally wreck the Cain train, which may be running on one rail right now.
Give it up, we’ve only yet begun to fight.
The ultimate flip-flop!
There is no practical way to draft any one candidate. The candidates must go through the primary process and win delegates. There is no “drafting authority”. Only other way is if there is a deadlock at convention.
No. She’s doing exactly what she should be doing, party-building. It’s under the radar enough that the MSM are leaving her alone (compared to when she was a candidate), and she’s got the right positions and the right abilities for talking to the base.
Now that the cult that used to surround her seems to have simmered down, it’s relatively safe to point out the simple fact that the MSM attacks on her worked—she is disliked by many of the center we’d need to get her in the White House, and the dems in DC would spend 4-8 years fighting her every step of the way. We don’t have to like it to acknowledge reality.
Her quitting the governorship (we all know the reasons) was a very, very bad move if she wanted to be considered president. It also wasn’t the first time she did such a thing.
I don’t think she’d be a good president for various reasons, but there are countless people I like and admire who wouldn’t be, either.
BUT...she is the one person who seems to be able to break through with Republicans and get them to support Tea Party candidates. She is irreplacable in the unofficial position she’s in now, and she truly needs to stay where she is, working at building the party with conservatives, keeping the country clubbers at bay.
Sarah said no and I take her at her word.
Still, she’d be very good in a lot of ways. She’s a tough cookie. She can energize a crowd like no one I’ve seen in 30 years or so. She’ll be a force.
Don't count Palin out. She said recently that she could be persuaded to reconsider her decision if she saw an "earthquake" develop. Many of her supporters heard her say that, and immediately responded with a flood of postcards and letters, begging her to reconsider her decision.
Now, even her brother Chuck is trying to get her to change her mind.
Visit Sarah Palin's Earthquake Movement on Facebook, if you'd like to join those who are trying to persuade her to change her mind.
I do hope so.
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