Skip to comments.Palin horrible choice for candidacy
Posted on 02/14/2010 4:44:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin may very well be the worst presidential candidate in the history of U.S. elections. Its not because shes a Conservative and Im a Liberal. Its because shes plain unqualified to manage a game of Civilization IV, much less the political affairs of the office of the president.
It is a mystery to me, to be honest, why she has so many supporters, because anyone with a vocabulary larger than the words you and betcha understands she rivals former President George W. Bush in literacy.
For those of us that dont watch Fox News, this was illustrated perfectly at the National Tea Party last week. The Associated Press story printed across the nation started with the following line: Sarah Palin, in a speech that was short on ideas but big on enthusiasm, took aim at President Barack Obama ...
Therein lies the problem. Enthusiasm will get absolutely nothing done in international politics nowadays. Palin would make an absolutely terrible president. She has a lot of enthusiasm, Ill give her that. She knows how to get all folksy and talk to an audience like my mother. The problem with this is that my mother would probably make a terrible president.
For some reason, there has been an intellectual backlash against Obama. The term intellectual was bounced around during the 2008 campaign in a derogatory fashion.
Personally, I would love to be called an intellect, but it seems to play directly into the conservative movement of anger and hate. The conservative movement, ever since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, has considered the Democratic Party elitist and for the intellectuals.
The backlash could be attributed to the lower education standards in conservative states. In 2006, the Census Bureau released a report detailing the percent of people in each state with a bachelors degree or more. A key statistic behind the highest 15 states: each one of them Obama won in 2008.
I dont think thats a coincidence. The most intellectual states want an intellectual president. But the question begs, why doesnt everyone? Shouldnt we elect the smartest capable person to the most powerful office in the land?
Typically, its hard to judge people based on their educational alma maters. However, every president since Lyndon B. Johnson has been to a very prestigious university, ignoring the brief period an actor with terrible leadership qualities led the country between 1981 and 1989. It shows having a good education is necessary to even become the president, much less become a good president. Bush was actually a Harvard grad, if you can believe that.
Since her brief stint in the world of academia, it seems unlikely that her political prowess has sharpened her understanding of the world. Her most recent gaffes are far more embarrassing, as they show her distinct lack of understanding of the nations political system.
Four days after her resignation as Alaska governor, she famously referred to the non-existent Department of Law in Washington in an interview with ABC News. Mere weeks before the election, she completely melted down in a CBS interview with Katie Couric, insisting she reads all of the newspapers. In that same interview, she could not name a Supreme Court ruling other than Roe v. Wade.
Perhaps her most famous quote from that interview was her response to a Couric question regarding the $700-billion bailout. But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. A 4-year-old playing Mad Libs can construct a more competent sentence.
This week alone featured her using her hand as a notepad at a Tea Party convention and incorrectly characterizing fellow right wing pundit Rush Limbaughs use of the word retard as satire on Fox News Sunday.
Its fairly obvious she is far too unqualified to become leader of the once-free world. Not only is she about as politically savvy as the lipstick she puts on a pig, her credentials just dont stack up. Obama was again targeted by the Conservatives for being unqualified and not prepared for the job. He served in the Illinois Senate for seven years, followed by a term as the junior Illinois senator in Washington.
Palin, meanwhile, hasnt had a position of national prominence. Her highest office was the position of Alaska governor, and she resigned that position after two-and-a-half years. Her previous international political experience involved looking at Russia from her house. She cannot, and should not, be expected to deliver a speech to the United Nations without even knowing Kenyas location. She could start a war with the country of Africa without even knowing it is more impossible to win that war than our two current wars.
I only get one column a week, and Ill be going well over my word count again this week. I cant even discuss half of the stuff that makes her a terrible candidate. However, presented with the aforementioned proof, I have to ask her supporters one question. Why, exactly, do you support this woman?
Obama’s community organizing experience has served him SO well /s
I wonder when he’s going to write the article extolling all of Obama’s unique qualifications.
And his vocabulary of “Ummmm. . . “
Catching flak, must be on target.
What a flaming idiot moron... giving morons a bad name.
Like umm, umm, ummm, Obama?
You've still got a lot to learn, son.
She has far more experience than BO.
sarah was actually the MOST qualified of the candidates who ran in 2008 for VP or pres.
Did obozo even make it through a single term as senator?
Of course, the author finds an idiot with no schools records to show, no birth certificate or other documentation to show he is even a US citizen, a “community organizer”, a brief State house admission, cannot pronounce simple words, and less than 4 months in the Senate as perfectly qualified to be president.
“The backlash could be attributed to the lower education standards in conservative states”
What a bonehead, doesn’t he know its because we play the banjo.
What could be worse then the flop eared, blue lipped teleprompter special needs muzzie we have now.
Guy is a joke.
“Sarah Palin may very well be the worst presidential candidate in the history of U.S. elections. Its not because shes a Conservative and Im a Liberal.”
What a dumb - F**K, there ARE NO presidential candidates as yet.
Keep saying it! And all those people who voted for "Senator Obama" will realize that she has held a higher office than he ever did.
More Palin bashing. Nothing to see here.
Wouldn’t he and others be happy that Palin is the nominee? I mean they should be rejoicing that Obama will win in a landslide right?!
But with these kind of kindegarten attacks from the Left, it makes me think she might be a most Excellent Candidate, when, IF, she decides to run for anything.
Yawn...more commie propaganda.
That said....imo as of now, she is not running.
If and when she makes a trip overseas means she has changed her mind, and will run.
So thankful he only gets one column a week and he should be too!
As a TTU alumni, I am dismayed but not surprised. He doesn’t have a clue but he thinks he has all the answers.