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.
Quite a contradictory sentence there.
Don’t think I will. I’m sick of the same ol same ol. The country needs a oil change.
I have come to the same conclusion myself. I was having all of the conventional wisdom thoughts about Sarah myself. Too devisive, too damaged by the MSM, etc. But things are changing fast, thanks in part to the OWS moonbats. I think the time is perfect for her to get in. What? Newt, Cain (whom I like, but big ???), Romney, Perry? I mean c’mon. Let’s think this through. If Obama can’t win, which he can’t. Who would you rather have for President? I’d take Sarah, she would put a “Scott Walker” on D.C.
No insult intended but my passion just didn’t get through to you. Keep playing by the rules unless their EO’s. Then it’s different.
We’re being crushed by rule breakers and a worthless judiciary. Keep inside the lines. You’ll go as far as some twit in charge lets you.
Now be nice...lol ;)
If you think Cain is juggling personal unsubstantiated attacks, can you imagine the scandals the Left would throw onto the Palin camp?..infidelities; etc...the Palin family would be ripped apart. It would be irresponsible for her to put her family through the vicious attacks that have quieted down now since she has distanced herself from the vitriolic media.
If the time comes and she decides to go for it, I’m there in a heartbeat. But until she’s ready to do it, it does her or us no good to demand of her things she is not yet ready to give.
I just hope your in San Francisco. Can you confirm?
Obviously I reevaluated after she announced that she wasn't running. But considering that she didn't make the Sherman declaration, "If nominated I will not run; if elected I will not serve," a call for a draft is still a valid position. And that is why my tagline stands as I called it almost 2 years ago when I considered that to be the only way to be sure of having a solid conservative nominee.
Obviously it's more of an uphill thing than I would have hoped 2 years ago - but there it is.
Cain is pretty much Palin - but without the national political experience of the past few years, and without the "Governor" credential in front of her name. Cain is now going through what she has already been through. It's the same MIckey Mouse stuff. No matter what "harassment" some handful of women may have claimed, we know for sure that he isn't Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy, and probably not even John Edwards. And we know how much weight those "peccadilloes" were given with those Democrats. It's the same old thing; if you see a news article about a politician's corruption, that politician is probably a Democrat - and if the political party of the offender isn't given in the story you know it's a Democrat.
The only way to attempt to be objective is to be open about all the reasons you can see why you might not be objective . . . which is precisely the opposite of claiming to be objective. Since wire service journalists all claim that all journalists are objective (their business model depends on that claim), obviously wires service journalists are not even trying to be objective. Democrat politicians simply align themselves with the political tendency of the journalistic profession (i.e., that journalists are pure as the driven snow, and the only reason why anyone is ever honest) - meaning that the government, guided by professional complainers, should take over the role of deciding who gets what. Rather than accepting the verdict of the people as expressed in markets, the critics rather than "the man in the arena" are to be given the credit according to the vision of the Democrat/journalist.
The media has to be dealt with. And I’ve finally figured out a way. Quid Pro Quo. At any press conference the interogatee gets to ask the reporter a question and if they don’t like/agree w the answer they move onto the next reporter. If the reporter is able to answer the question responsibly they can ask a question.
It'll be that much more crucial to have the right congress as tea partiers and Republicans are doing their best to ensure a poor candidate against Obama.
I am near San Francisco.
Why does that strike your interest, if I may?
“Draft her for what?”
I understand your cynicism. Still let me clarify: draft her for the presidential nomination.
If it becomes apparent that Romney could be the GOP nominee then drafting Palin could become a reality, as the only way to save us all.
I sure am.
Her buoyancy is contagious.
I also think it's a benefit if the candidate actually wants to run.
To beat you about the head and shoulders.
And we're really going to need that for the 2012 Congressional elections.
It is equally important, IMO, to get even more Tea Party representation in Congress as it is taking back the White House.
Sarah Palin can be a huge asset here.
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