Skip to comments.Palin has earned the right to run for president
Posted on 12/02/2010 3:34:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
To the dismay of all but hard-core political junkies, the endless campaign is a reality of modern politics. With some midterm races still unresolved, voters attention is already turned to 2012. And no potential presidential candidate now garners more attention than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Love her or hate her, admire her or fear her, respect her or ridicule her, it seems no one in the chattering class is without an opinion on Palin. Virtually every part of her life is dissected sometimes by her own choice. Each word is scrutinized, and each misstep no matter how small is treated as breaking news.
Palin has made clear that she is thinking about running for president. Everyone, from pundits to former first ladies, has weighed in on what she should do. Many urge her not to run.
But if she decides to, Republicans of all stripes should applaud her decision. This isnt an endorsement of her candidacy. It is, however, an endorsement of her right to participate in the process.
If we want a GOP nominee prepared for the rough-and-tumble of the general election, then we need a rigorous primary. To ensure we nominate the best our party has to offer, we need as many of our leaders as are willing to throw their hats in the ring. If we want to guarantee that our standard-bearer reflects Republican values and priorities, then we need a diverse field to choose from.
The presidential primary process isnt a coronation even when its expected to be. Just ask Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party has a proud history of competitive races....
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No thanks.... DeMint 2012
He’s clearly said he’s not running. You didn’t get the memo?
She earned that right when she turned 35, even though she doesn't look a day over 30, oh, I meant 29.
I also saw that interview, and I saw a bit of slyness on that response. I am not counting him out at this point. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll support Palin if she is the nominee, but I don’t think that is far gone conclusion at this point.
She quit her job in Alaska.
The job the people of Alaska asked her to do.
That speaks volumes, like it or not.
I doubt anyone else can “turn this boat around”.
Over 200 ears ago our Founders created a cage for the Fed Gummint. It has been gnawing it’s way out since. It is almost free. Like George said, “Government, like fire, is an awesome servant and a terrifying master.” Folks are about to find out unless we can get a whip and a chair and force the beast back into it’s cage.
Yeah. And she didn’t stop from there, right?
You should ask this:
1. What’s the motivation about her quitting? Was quitting the best option for her?
2. What were the things that Palin promised to her people that she was not able to achieve?
Now get back here and tell us why a QUITTER PALIN should not be a nominee based on her quitting alone!
Or better yet, why should I listen to you? I will have all the time in the primary to ask Sarah Palin of the same questions.
Apparently not...Barack Obama quit the U.S. Senate; and he was elected President of the United States. If I am choosing between two 'quitters' in 2012; I'll go with Palin.
On the other hand, I like your spirit.
If I were you, I would ask Lugar and other “too old” Republicans in the Senate to QUIT THEIR POSITIONS AND RUN FOR PRESIDENCY!
Palin quit as governor because her notariety and the attacks by the yellow press and the commies were getting in the way of the needs of Alaska. She quit the position to remove herself from being the cause of harm for Alaska.
I plan on voting for Palin in 2012, even if that eans a write-in.
Of course she has the right to run.
Alvin Green had the right to run for the Senate. Plunk down your money, fill in the paper work.
And voila! You have the right to run.
I’d prefer a Pres. DeMint as well. I don’t think there’s a chance of that happening, however.
I see Palin as our best chance of beating Barry. Though I could certainly live with a Pence or TPaw or Daniels or even a Thune, right now I see Palin as our best chance of not having a President Obama/mitt/Huck in 2013.
But there was a time when I had high hopes for Fred, too. Much to be seen through the primary process.
Who is the former senator who lost by nearly 20 points?
Few begrudge Reagan because he graciously endorsed the winner Ford, and quickly back to work helping other Republicans after Ford lost in the general.
I wonder if Palin will have that kind of class (or maturity) that if she were to lose the nomination to someone she doesn't like.
We dont pretend to know what Palin will do and cant tell her whats in the best interest of her and her family.
It all depends if there is another reality show in it for her.
He said no and he means it... he has American plans for the Senate... he knows what to do and is going to do it.
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