Skip to comments.Sarah Palin still untried
Posted on 11/30/2011 8:05:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Hot Air comments yesterday that "the polls in every one of the early states have been pretty much of a roller coaster ride since summer. Theres probably time for at least one more rise and fall before the states [South Carolina's] residents actually go to the polls.
The Republican campaign degenerates now to a state like that in the mid-'70s when political contrast was phrased hippies v. hard hats. The hard hats, rednecks today, were characteristically pictured sitting by a construction site on lunch break with American flag decals on their safety helmets and on their metal lunch pails poignant political slogans like Im not FONDA commies. Yelling to passing hippies or just anyone, Get a job! Take a bath! (And to hippie girls or just any woman, I like it in the morning!)
Today, Lou Dobbs lines up the fat white men nightly on Fox Business, the hard hats apparently all radio commentators now, with their hearty guffaws to declare the Occupy people smelly, need a bath, germy. It is not just stupid and provincial, it is second-generation stupid. Any reference to the '60s brings uproarious laughter. Time came to an abrupt halt for this group around 1962, when the first Volkswagen Bugs entered the American mainstream.
Those were the days when Merle Haggard would sing his anthem, We dont smoke marijuana in Muskogee ... " Sadly, now The Hag likes to brag that he rolled a jumbo with Hillary.
But those happy days are here again for Republicans. They have finally found their perfect provincial hard-hat candidate: Newt Gingrich.
Sarah Palin actually has good skill in political name-calling; those who misspeak publicly like Palin and Perry are creative right-brain thinkers. She, from the heartland, absorbed the '60s, the '70s, the '80s and the '90s. Her comments like the nerd prom are skillful, not geared at the working people or the hippies but the Washington reporters who have been absorbed by the political establishment and become its agents and hacks.
Sarah Palin, still a paid commentator I believe for Fox, should go direct on Judge Andrew Napolitanos show he the honest, courageous dean of free comment today and say this: I am thinking of entering the Republican primary campaign.
See what happens.
Because right now the hard-hat Republican base has commandeered the party. It retreats to a degenerative state and doesnt have a chance against President Obama. The varying support and lack of coalition around a candidate is natures way of saying somethings wrong. (Gingrich, Dobbs and the hard-hat right will recognize the phrase from that degenerate hippie group from the '60s, Spirit.)
Forget Iowa and New Hampshire. Focus on South Carolina. Rick Perry, the only outside-the-Beltway candidate besides Ron Paul, is at 4 percent in South Carolina. Newt Gingrich has a commanding lead according to the Augusta Chronicle, at 38 percent, followed by Romney at 15.
If Gingrich wins South Carolina he will win the nomination and lose to Obama. The Republicans will feel good about themselves because they like to lose and really want Jeb Bush with some cover agent Chris Christie, the first choice in 2016. They can wait. They like to wait.
But if Sarah Palin can win South Carolina she will win the nomination and save the party from itself and beat Obama.
The Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) was a love-fest when compared to the Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS).
She still scares the living crap out of the Liberal GOP Establishment Elites, the State Run Media, the dnc and the Ubama-bots.
If she were to decide to run today, I would support her like I have never supported anybody, previously!
I guess I’ve missed something.
She said she didn’t WANT to run, right?
I’m a Sarah Palin supporter, but if the woman has made up her mind, what can be done now?
Candidates have been drafted and/or chosen at brokered conventions before. It wouldn’t be a first by a long-shot.
I've been to one of Sarah's VP events, read both her books, and hope for Sarah's success in both life and politics.
“Candidates have been drafted and/or chosen at brokered conventions before.”
Even if they were previously, clearly among the front runners, and OVERTLY declined to initiate a candidacy?
Additionally, my impression was that Sarah abstained for personal/family reasons, not because of disdain (however correct), with the Republican establishment.
maybe if they convinced her it was for a new reality show called “Who Wants to be President?” she’ll run?
Almost totally unknown “dark horses” have been nominated and in some cases gone on to win. Mostly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
I don’t quite ‘get’ some of these analogies here. But then again, there’s a lot I don’t seem to ‘get.’ Especially, at a time of such massive grassroots disdain at the corruption of the whole ruling class, the GOP is serving up the choice of some plastic-faced zillionaire Wall Street flip-flopper (Romney) and the ultimate beltway-insider lobbyist scuzzball with a seedy past (Gingrich). It’s like a visceral kicking of sand in the face of mid-America and the whole Tea Party movement.
Why not just trot out Anthony Weiner or Blago? LOL
“Even if they were previously, clearly among the front runners, and OVERTLY declined to initiate a candidacy?”
“If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve. William Tecumseh Sherman”
Ok.. Not really a good example. But I like it... :0)
“I am thinking of entering the Republican primary campaign. “
Would probably never happen,and even if she didn’t mean it, but I would love to see her say it just to watch the lefts, and rinos, heads explode.
The circus would be endless.
The interesting thing is that she phrased her statement on October 5th with the words “...not at this time...”
I DO believe that was intentional and took it as referring to 2016 but hoped and prayed that it could also refer to what she described as ‘this will be an unconventional election cycle’ and ‘there will be coming and going’
From my lips to God’s Ear - literally and profoundly!!!
I like your vision but doubt the reality of it. We may have a brokered convention but the elites aren’t likely to choose Sarah. My, oh, my, that would really be something! Talk about the excitement factor rising. LOL. I would so love to see her debate Obama & tear him to shreds!
“From my lips to Gods Ear - literally and profoundly!!!”
But I too am thinking she was leaving the door open for 2016, not 2012.
A brokered convention would mean that the elites have lost control of the situation.
This sounds like an Alex Baldwin tweet.
“A brokered convention would mean the elites have lost control of the situation.”
Hadn’t thought of it that way. I surely would like the conservatives to wrest the power from them! I told my hubby the other day that Romney might ultimately get the nomination but I loved that we haven’t made it easy thus far.........
Are you freaking serious?
I don’t know the context in which you have seen that phrase deployed before, but it was clearly intended respectfully:
The man has made up his mind.
The woman has made up her mind.
What is the damn difference?
With apologies to G. K. Chesterton, the gov hasn’t been tried and failed, she’s been thought too hard and left untried. And, unfortunately, you’re seeing the results of that now.
What if 10 million Tea Party people showed up?