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.
Your arrogance. I made my first vanity post and your response was you hoped it was my last. Sorry if it didn’t agree with your world-view. Expected from someone from frisco.
No shit. We can’t beat a muslim/marxist. Alice in Wonderland has nothing on us.
Exactly. This is why I was so frustrated by the cries of “You’re a hater!” whenever anyone raised any question about Palin here. Some folks seem to think if you don’t think someone should be president, that’s hate.
But only one person in a nation of 300 million gets to be president. As we keep saying over and over, it’s Congress that holds the purse strings.
Well, isn’t that what the Tea Party movement is all about—the purse strings? So we need to control them. Not have the RNC control them, but conservatives.
Saying I want Palin to do what she’s doing now isn’t some kind of sop for saying I don’t think she’d be a good president. I think she’s FOUND the role she’s in public service to do, and it’s a unique one, without so many of the constraints that being part of the Republican party establishment would bring. And she’s more influential than anyone at the RNC in terms of getting the conservative base going.
We need her right where she is. We don’t need her in the White House, where her very best gifts wouldn’t be used, and her negatives emphasized.
I love that movie.
Cor blimey, I got so sick of that.
I stopped expressing any support or otherwise for Sarah Palin a few months ago because I didn't want to be associated with some of those people in any way whatsoever.
They were (and still are, just for a different candidate now) embarrassing.
I searched on your tagline but didn’t find anything. What does it mean?
. . . and the "MSM" attacks on Herman Cain will not work?
The saying is that any prosecutor can "get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich." Well in case you haven't noticed, wire service journalism functions exactly as a prosecutor against any conservative politician. And in a race for POTUS against a Democrat, they treat a John McCain exactly like they treat a conservative.
Herman Cain is Sarah Palin - without the political experience and the "Governor" title. Black man, white woman, otherwise the same difference. Neither one can be attacked conventionally as "racist, anti woman." So they resort to vicious smear campaigns against both of them.
To withdraw support from Palin, or Cain, in the face of what I admit is a powerful political assault is to give up all hope of getting a conservative president. And, considering that a Romney nomination would take Obamacare off the table, to give up hope of nominating a conservative is to give up most of the ammunition against Obama and is just as risky as facing the open hostility of journalism head on.
We want someone who wants a free America for our nominee - not just some rich guy whose objective is to be president. Even Teddy Kennedy couldn't pull that off against an incumbent Democrat . . .
We are better off riding out the storm of negative publicity (and negative poll numbers running up to the election, as was the case in 1980) which wire service journalism can and will dish out with a Cain - or, yes, a Palin - than we are to back down from a fight with wire service journalism. If you are up against a great linebacker you can't run away from him, you have to run at him.
You’ve selected ONE point from a long post and gone off on a tangent. It doesn’t disprove anything.
If you seriously think the attacks on Cain are as savage and distorting as those on Palin, you’re not seeing reality. (For example: I don’t even know if Cain HAS any kids, whereas by the first week of her choice as VP I knew Palin’s entire history.)
That said it's my opinion she won't accept a draft, but who knows.
Agreed! In fact if the nominee is not Cain (or Sarah or some other acceptable to me conservative) I will dedicate all my resources to local, state and regional elections. With a (mostly) Conservative/Republican Congress Hussein might have to spend his second term fighting scandals and trying to stay in office.
Glad to see those sacred of Sarah are still here attacking someone else......
Run Sarah Run.....I’m with you...she is the only one.......
Just be prepared to be endlessly attacked here....they don’t want to take any chance that she might change her mind, so they get vicious at every mention of Sarah running
It’s called “Occupy FreeRepublic”
Ditto, got my response on Tuesday.
Here’s my challenge to Governor Palin:
“Sometimes we have to draw on some hidden reserve to do things we dont necessarily want to do. This year, one of my sons was offered the head coach position for a travel hockey team. He needed an assistant coach or he would have to decline the position. So, at 70 years of age, and 30 years of coaching, I put the skates back on to help.”
I hope that it sets off an alarm bell.
Did you wake up with a Ruths Chris gift certificate?
Conservative Herman will wipe the floor with Obama.
I'm all in for this once in a lifetime chance to save our Republic.
How many times does a lady have to say “NO”...?
Cheers and TGIF...what a week!
I somehow have this image that Sarah Palin received a phone call from Obama or the Secret Service, they told her that she WILL NOT run against Obama, that they made a threat so severe and are fully prepared to execute against her should she had run.
People can rant, chant and whine they desperately need Sarah Palin because everyone else has “flaws” but Sarah Palin cannot do anything if she is under direct orders coming all the way from the highest elected office in America, backed up with an army of loyal dedicated foot soldiers. She simply cannot, she just doesn’t have a large enough counter force against Obama.
I have no doubts Sarah Palin is arguably the best candidate, but unfortunately dumbassed America swallowed the smearfest meals made against her, as they will with Cain in due time.