Skip to comments.Four Reasons Why Sarah Palin Will Win
Posted on 08/20/2011 11:45:34 PM PDT by Windflier
Ive been approached several times today by doubters who advance arguments as to why Sarah Palin cannot win the nomination, or if she secures it, why she cant defeat Barack Obama.
All of the theories Ive had pitched in my direction today share a couple common faults, and its important to point them out here. The most common reason Ive heard today is the belief that the Media will destroy her. Thats silly. Is there a single Republican, never mind conservative, who the media will not seek to destroy to defend their darling, Barack Obama?
Anybody who watched the media in action after McCains nomination in 2008 should by now be thoroughly disabused of that shoddy notion. The Lame-Stream Media has been trying for three years running to destroy Sarah Palin, and there is no chance, having failed thus far, that they will improve results on their limited success.
The problem is that if the media narrative about a person is based on lies, in the longer run, those lies lose effectiveness as people learn the truth from other sources, and worse yet, the lies come back to haunt their purveyors because once the audience, having originally believed them, in the second instance realizes theyve been scammed, they will thereafter no longer be inclined to believe another pronouncement given voice by that source.
The second most common flaw in the arguments Ive been hearing and reading today is the dubious assumption that shes an intellectual lightweight. Truthfully, there couldnt be a more ridiculous claim upon which to base ones criticisms, and yet this is the default argument of those who wish to suggest that Sarah Palin isnt qualified.
Its the constant harangue of the elite media types, and it has been a failure repeatedly. They tried to paint a similar picture of Ronald Reagan, and in fact, every Republican in my memory.
Its a claim that falls on deaf ears in most quarters, because in the final analysis, its simply not believable given all she has already accompished. Having covered what critics have said, let me move on to my own list of reasons in opposition to these notions.
I firmly believe that Sarah Palin will run, win the nomination, and ultimately the Presidency.
There's no advertising on his site, and not even a tip jar, that I can find. I posted an excerpt. You can see the rest of this article at the link.
Meh....I'm starting to think of them as local 'color' now. They give the place a certain edge - or is it an itch? LOL
Someone call my name? I didn’t know she announced today. Where did she do it?
She hasn’t got a chance. She quit in Alaska. “If she thinks that was to tough wait til she becomes president”. That is all they have to say once she officially gets into the race.
As posted on another thread we need to guard against the Roves of the world putting artificial announcement dates on the wall. If they don't come to fruition, they will be used to dispirit her supporters.
That is all they have to say once she officially gets into the race.
What's sad, is they've been using that same ineffective ammo for two years already, and it hasn't stopped her advance one bit. She must be laughing her head off at their lame attempts to knock her out.
Matter of fact, she always does look pretty upbeat, doesn't she?
Your middle name is Surrender? Who knew?
Learn something new around here every day...
Wrong target alert! Check the post again. It was said in jest.
Thanks for being on your toes, though, soldier. ;-)
Gotta sign off for the night, fellow patriots. See ya tomorrow.
If she enters she will split the conservative vote and we will get stuck with another McCain (Romney)
Absolute rubbish! If this were true George Bush would be utterly exonerated for the calumny: "Bush lied and people died." But if you take a poll of the American people today, a substantial number will tell you that Bush lied to get us into the Iraq war about weapons of mass destruction. Karl Rove says that the biggest mistake in the Bush administration was George Bush's decision not to go on a public relations campaign to put aside that lie. Compare that with how Bill Clinton handled the impeachment. Was it Mark Twain or George Washington who said: "A lie will be halfway around the world before the truth can pull it's boots on."
It is much more difficult to disabuse people of their opinion then it is to convince them in the first place. Hence the aphorism, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Politics is not fair, it is ruthless. Electoral contests, like the battlefield, is not a place to play catch-up.
The general electorate is not comprised of political junkies like us who will scour the Internet to disprove a lie about George Bush's military service or exhaustively examine into the bona fides of a birth certificate. They will hear a sound bite or see a bumper sticker and draw a lifelong conclusion.
If you try to disturb their fixed opinion they will resent you.
I don't know whether Sarah Palin can overcome these obstacles to her electability but in making that judgment none of us should be confused by nonsense like this.
What do the French have to do with this?
“If she enters she will split the conservative vote...”
This is what I’m afraid of.
Is Palin better than Perry?
Because I think Bachmann has had about 2 gaffes too many and clearly Palin’s entry will sweep Bachmann aside.
I DON’T KNOW!!!!
I as you know am a big palin supporter. But he’s wrong. The average lib or apolitical American considers her a joke. They learned this on tv. Her name is spoken in a scornful tone. That ain’t nothing. She truly has a very hard road ahead. The media did not destroy Sarah, true. But they did successfully destroy her image in the minds of many americAns.
The work that should not be denied is her strategy to reach those very people. Her advantage : the media perception created of her is absolutely a lie. Americans hate to be fooled. They were fooled by the glory of the Obamacle. Sarah has to o ercome. She can. But let’s not pretend it will be easy.
I don’t think Sara will split the conservative vote.... I think she will rally it!
“The general electorate is not comprised of political junkies like us...”
Yes, and this is something political junkies like us seem to repeatedly fail to grasp.
I guess that is true for the poltical junkies on the other side too, that’s why they never understand say, how “W” got re-elected in 2004.
The average voter knows NOTHING about politics or politicians.
And there’s no point nattering on about how they know all about American Idol, etc. Yes, sure, the public should be better educated and maybe someday we can all help to make that happen.
But let’s face it, those of us here and our adversaries over on Kos or wherever, we’re ideologues. We care about the BIG THINGS.
That’s why we slog through all the incredibly boring parts of this political stuff.
Because to most people this stuff is DEADLY.
Most people can probably name the Pres, Veep, Gov, Senators, Mayor.
Here, we all know who Maxine Waters (just as an example) is, right? Well we saw a bit of her on TV the other day (it was probably because her townhall meeting went badly) and hubby, who watches Fox News Sunday with me, and suffers through the talk radio in the car said “Who’s Maxine Waters?”
And yes, the public does know Sarah Palin, and for that she can thank the MSM.
Now, does this help her? Yes. Can it ruin her? Yes. Has it already ruined her? The jury is still out.
I will say this, I hope she announces one way or the other on Sept. 3rd.
If this is another “big announcement” like: I’m going on a bus trip across the USA; or worse not an announcement of any kind, well at the risk of getting slammed I’ll just say that’ll ruin Sarah Palin’s “brand” for me.
She needs to get in or stay out because we need to get somebody who isn’t Romney ASAP and rally behind that person to rid ourselves of the incompetent and destructive Barack Obama.
Good to see you post. You are on-target, as usual.
Has there ever been an example of a politician so loathed by the media who has successfully turned around such wide-ranging negative perception?
The folks who think Palin can do no wrong, or who think that just because she has large and DEEP support among conservatives believe she will overcome that negative perception because they really, really want her to, don’t seem to want to put aside their passion and look at Palin’s situation without emotion.
This has been the trouble with her opponents, as well—they cannot put aside their blinding hatred and see WHY she is so popular with so many.
In the end, I can’t think of a single politician so thoroughly loathed by the MSM, and whose image is so set at this point in the presidential election season. If Palin runs, in order to win she has to overcome a media blockade unlike any other. Just because we’d LIKE her to change her perception by the public, doesn’t necessarily mean it is possible.
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