Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Won’t Run (she will stand...read whole piece...great article)
Posted on 01/27/2013 10:41:14 AM PST by Kolath
Im accustomed to being the odd man out when it comes to political opinions, and Ive become accustomed to taking some flak on that basis. Ive read a number of very good articles offering the reasons why Sarah Palin should run for President, and given her departure from Fox News, there are many who are already speculating about a 2016 Palin run for high office. Various writers have mentioned her blue-collar appeal, her record of fighting corruption, and her ability to stand apart from her party when doing that which is right had demanded it. As a campaigner, shes an undeniable phenomenon and her record of endorsements turns out to have been much better than those who claimed her endorsement wasnt worth snot(as Steve Flesher reminds us,) but with all of that in mind, theres something that has bothered me about the idea that she would run. You see, even as I watched her deliver a barn-burner of a speech in Indianola, Iowa in the September of 2011, and again as I watched CPAC 2012 via C-Span, while each crowd broke out into chants of Run Sarah, Run, I looked at the humble but forthright soul standing alone before the multitudes, thinking to myself that despite her fitness regimen, she isnt really the running type. In my mind on both occasions, the words echoed: She wont run. When the time comes, she will do as shes always done: Sarah Palin will stand.
(Excerpt) Read more at markamerica.com ...
Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir. Amen
Reagan too took a stand but he decided to run as well. I wish Palin would run because that’s where it all counts. There comes a point in time when you have to fish or cut bait. We all had expected her to run in 2012 but it didn’t occur.
Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. God hep me. Amen
Why do people insist on putting words into her mouth, in which she has not spoken?
What does “stand” mean?
I don’t know. It’s an “opinion” piece.
I almost wrote that beneath her picture on the ping.
Wish I had.
Why do people change their last names to “Garland”, “Presley”, “Dotcom” or “America”?
I caught some flack for this on another thread yesterday, but this idea that Sarah had as much impact on the political front being a commentator on Fox News, as she would've being a presidential contender (possible winner) is simply not grounded in reality. We need these good people holding political office where they can affect change.
Not saying her articles, tweets, and appearances on Fox were not helpful, they were. Sarah would've been more effective helping to set the Conservative agenda on the campaign trail. This is not a slam to Sarah, but simply the truth.
I really wish she would run for a House or Senate seat. The Leftists always tell us who they fear; they do not fear Palin as a commentator.
Or Mel Aiello?
(He loves it when people ask him his name: “They call me...”)
Or Pokey LaFarge, who won’t reveal his real name.
He’s right. Sarah stands for the values that are important to her. She does not run away from the tough issues of the day as most of the politicians do time and time again.
Alaska has a Senate seat election in 2014. Very logical choice to run against Mark Begich.
“Stand” as opposed to “run” or “stand” as opposed to “fight”. I’m sick of politicians as usual always “running”, always “fighting”; but standing for nothing. Early statesmen “stood up for what they believed, for the Constitution”; these days, it’s who delivers the most loot from the public coffers. We all need to be “Sarahs” in this time; the time that the nation is truly in peril.
I want Sarah to "run." I've always wanted her to "run." But this brings out something that strikes more to the heart of the matter. America doesn't need as much a political change as it does a heart change. America is and always has been a miracle and gift from God. The real issue is a spiritual issue. America needs a Third Great Awakening. To the degree Sarah's "stand" can help with that, God bless her.
Palin isn’t stupid, she knows that there isn’t a chance in hell that the GOP-e would ever allow her to win the republican nomination. Karl Rove and the other sorry-asses who run the GOP-e would rather lose with a zero like Mitt Flopney than win with someone like Palin.
Well, I’m glad to see this is just an opinion piece, with someone making a guess.
All very well to say that Sarah won’t run. And I agree that the GOPe would fight it, tooth and nail. But they fought Reagan, and he overcame the resistance.
The thing is, there is NO ONE ELSE out there with her moral strength, intelligence, determination, record, and ability. Yes, I know, there are some pretty good conservative congresscritters out there. But none of them with her capacity to change the whole game, as she did in Alaska, and as she has been doing all her life.
We need someone who can stand strong in a crisis. Golda Meier and Margaret Thatcher come to mind as the kind of leaders who are needed when everything is going down the tubes. Sarah Palin is that kind of leader, the only one on the scene who can be trusted to do the job.
I’ll stand where Sarah Palin stands.
Thanks for the ping onyx, and thanks for the post Kolath.
Mark America has some good points, and of course I think we all know Sarah “stands” for what she believes, and what she believes many of us “stand” with her.
It’s again wait and see time. I believe that if nothing else as the beacon of conservative sense that she is we all will benefit from whatever choice of direction she chooses.
He’s a very thoughtful writer.
I haven’t had time to read his piece, but I’ll have the time later tonight. Thanks very much for your opinion and I appreciate the posting.
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