Skip to comments.GretaWire Readers [By a Huge Margin] See Sarah Palin as the Leader of the GOP Post Election
Posted on 11/09/2012 11:33:19 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On Wednesday, Greta put up a poll asking her readers who they thought, at this moment, was the leader of the Republican Party. Readers responded by choosing Sarah Palin by an overwhelming margin over the rest of the field.
Reading the comments its pretty plain that many feel Sarah could have fared far better against President Obama than Governor Mitt Romney did. Judging how well Sarahs hand picked candidates for office did, vs how those in the standard GOP mold under-performed, its not much of a stretch to think Sarah herself would have done well and likely led the party to victory.
Its also clear, reading those comments, that Gretas readers would like to see Sarah Palin run for President in 2016. Its way too early to speculate what Sarah will do, and its probably best not to speculate until she, herself says something, but Im one of those who is 100% on board with the idea of a her running.
We need strong leadership from a GOP candidate, and for the last two elections, weve had no leadership at all. Timidity cannot defeat evil, and we are staring evil right in the face. We need a warrior at the helm.
Here are the results of the poll as of this afternoon:
Governor Sarah Palin 37.76% (2,137 votes)
Senator Marco Rubio 17.62% (997 votes)
Speaker Boehner 13.91% (787 votes)
Congressman Paul Ryan 8.54% (483 votes)
Governor Romney 8.41% (476 votes)
Someone else 6.94% (393 votes)
Governor Chris Christie 3.64% (206 votes)
Speaker Newt Gingrich 3.18% (180 votes)
Id be curious to learn why Speaker of the House John Boehner rates so high. Maybe some readers took the question literally, as Boehner is the highest ranking Republican in office. Its just that seeing Boehner and leader mentioned together somehow seems wrong to me.
Readers would rather see someone, anyone besides Chris Christie or Newt Gingrich leading the party. I agree.
The poll isnt scientific in any way, but Gretas blog is popular with a wide range of people from all points of view, and likely represents the feelings of many, if not most of the GOP faithful.
Bleh. Just more of the same. We’ve gotta start considering different approaches to this problem.
We need a new Speaker of the House. Boehner needs to go.
My favorite replacements would be either: Allen West or Sara Palin
“None of the above.”
Sarah Palin and her progeny have devalued the Palin name by participating in reality shows.
Might as well nominate Honey-Boo-Boo’s mom.
Right. Sarah Palin, who did absolutely nothing to either be a candidate herself or support another candidate and shape opinion.
Sorry, I thought she was wonderful the first time around, but I think she’s bailed on doing the hard work and is moving into the personality level. That’s ok, she can be a personality, but she’s not going to be a serious political force ever again.
THANK YOU! Someone FINALLY sees that. I've been saying it since the first time Bristol was on Dancing with the Stars.
We don't need a circus act in DC, we need adults, for Christ's sake!
She’s pretty much the only one left that I trust. I’m frankly to the point of wishing she’d lead the way to a new, genuinely conservative party.
The GOP, already champing at the bit for amnesty and homo-marriage crap, can go burn in hell where it belongs.
Palin isn't even a representative.
Sarah and West should have run .
West and Rubio run
West and NM Gov run
sarah and NM Gov run
sarah and Rubio run
all bring women, hispanics and common sense and conservatives
“But... but... but... she’s just too darn DIVISIVE!”
Yeah, she is. She divides conservatives from RINOs and their fellow liberals.
Palin doesn’t seem to want it. She hasn’t taken any official leadership roles. She hasn’t run for office. She only occasionally shows up for commentary lately.
People need to quit hoping for someone to change things when it seems as though that person doesn’t want the job.
When Palin was just an average citizen and saw problems, she didn’t hope for someone else to come in and do something, she started doing it herself. She ran for school board, then mayor... and so on.
Follow the example she set which is very different than hoping she leads.
I think Scott Walker is very good for state issues, just like I think my Florida governor, Rick Scott, is great for that. Despite being neither photogenic nor a great speaker, he’s done well.
But I don’t see either of them moving out of state politics very successfully. I could see them as cabinet members for a winning GOP candidate...but who is that person?
Which is why so many of us would love it if Palin stepped up to the plate. It IS that "different approach" that the GOP doesn't have the stones to attempt. The closest we got to trying that "different approach" with Palin was when she was VP offering to uber-lemon McCain, who got more Republicans to vote for his ticket in 2008 than Romney-Ryan did in 2012.
Why do you suppose that was?
I would greatly prefer Sarah to Obama as President.
However, IMO if she had been the nominee she would have presided over a landslide defeat of historic proportions and perhaps have lost the GOP control of the House.
I have been forced to recognize the unpleasant fact that most of my fellow American don’t agree with me.
I have no idea what’s wrong with them, the fools. :)
It seems to me that Palin is not interested in either starting a party or even being an elected representative at any level in the future. It may be family problems, it may be that she chickened out, but whatever it was, she doesn’t want to be anybody’s standard bearer.
So we need to move on. Find somebody with principles, support them locally, and educate your neighbors.
Sarah Palin is a TV commentator and sometimes realityTV personality (along with he daughter). She is not the leader of the Republican party in any way, shape or form. She makes good money doing what she currently does and I am sure she will stick with it.
Meh....I’m not gonna get on board that train. She had her chance, she demurred. Cheerleader - yes...candidate - NO.
We have to retake this country; it will require ruthlessness, cunning and connivance. She is not the one.
I wonder if she would be offered the chairmanship of the GOP. That would be a sign that republicans want real change. Of course, for her it would be a step down, especially in pay.
Doesn’t matter anymore. The GOP-E will just choose another liberal RINO. Four years from now, FoxNews will be cheerleading them on, Karl Rove will have his blackboard out. Same old crap. Like a broken record. I don’t care about any of it anymore, especially anything regarding the GOP. I’ve supported and exclusively voted for the Party for my entire voting life, but I’ve come to the end of the rope. Palin is basically the only tiny thread keeping me to it now.
But between the lying, duplicitous democrats, the corrupt leftwing MSM, a cowardly back-biting GOPe, institutionalized election fraud, and millions upon millions of parasites with voter registration cards I do not think we will ever be allowed to win at this game again.
We need to begin thinking along different lines.
Feel the FReeper love.
That's nice, but they need to be in Congress.
Love Sarah, wish she would have stuck with it. But now, let her enjoy life, she made her fortune, and she has the Liberals and the MSM to thank for it. Concentrate on your Conservative candidates for Congress, get the Rinos out.
In 2014, the Tea Party needs to push several of the GOPe out the damned door and put real patriots in their positions. IF Sarah Palin is able to do it, she should lead the tea Party movement to flush several GOPe slobs from the Senate and House, then PERHAPS she would bea viable Tea Party candidate for President. It is time to just flush the GOP.
What difference would it make?
Right now the Republican party doesn’t have a leader.
In fact they never had one before the election either.
The leader they need is Newt Gingrich.
Newt is smarter by half again as the best of those mentioned.
I think we(gop) should give away even more than the democraps!
We need a new approach.
Put a Democratic Party in full and unchallenged control of the House, the Senate, the Presidency and the Supreme Court for even a couple of years, and I think you’d find out what difference GOP control even of the House makes.
Palin is the leader of the conservatives, that is why she is the most important endorsement of either party, and probably in history, at least in my long memory.
You may not know, but the Speaker of the House does, not have to be a member of the House. Strange huh?
If Sarah Palin wants to remain relevant, she should run for that seat. She has tons of campaign money in SarahPAC, and winning another statewide election would be sweet revenge on the 'Rat bastards that forced her to resign the governorship with their frivolous ethics complaints.
Sorry, but Palin did NOTHING to help the GOP win this. I disliked Romney intensely but I voted for him, even though I was a Newt fan and Romney and the Romney-supporting Rush Limbaugh destroyed Gingrich. But Palin could have had an impact on the primaries if she had come out early and supported a candidate, since she was not one herself (which she decided so late it kept people like you on the fence).
As I say, there may have been personal reasons, but that’s just tough. As a politician or even a political strategist, Palin is simply not there.
It is not true, that cheaters never win.
But not until after she had run a long drawn out, will-I-or-won't-I, tease campaign. Palin did a lot of damage to conservatives by pulling that stunt. Her actions delayed, for many months, conservatives from trying to unite behind one of the candidates. Too many of the grassroots were waiting for her to announce and used that time to tear down any potential opposition to her. Not saying that Perry would have won the nomination, but the Palin forces worked tirelessly to tear him apart because many thought he was her chief competitor.
Anyway, it's done and doesn't matter now. Palin is a TV commentator and ocassional realityTV personality. She does a good job on Fox, gets paid a bundle, and I expect her to continue in that line of work. Her days as a politician are likely long behind he now.
Scott Walker or Col West. They both have a spine.
You may not know, but the Speaker of the House does, not have to be a member of the House.
If West were the Speaker, the dems couldn’t pull the race card at every turn. And he wouldn’t cry or write letters. He’d speak up. I pray that that happens. He might even get some of Holders people to listen to him, which is exactly what the Republicans need.
I still like her a lot, but when it came time this election cycle to buck up or stay in the truck, she stayed in the truck. I don’t think she wants to be a politician anymore. Doubt we’ll see her run for anything again, ever.
That's not the consensus I've been seeing
Could you expain?
Personal opinion, based on what anonymous Romney staffers did right before 2008 eleciton, the GOPe Country Club good ole boys essentially told Sarah that Willard was the next in line (”It’s his turn” a la Dole, McLame, Bush 41), the fundraisers were behind him and don’t even think about running in 2012. They’re petrified of anything resembling a real conservative, especially a woman. Note how none of these “gentlemen” came out to defend her when she was being blamed for Tucson?
You do know that she supports GOProud, the Republican gay rights group. Right?
“I would greatly prefer Sarah to Obama as President.”
“However, IMO if she had been the nominee she would have presided over a landslide defeat of historic proportions and perhaps have lost the GOP control of the House.”
If Palin can pull in 60,000 at a speech, and pull 60,000,000 million votes with John McCain (unless you think HE energized the base) why would she lose in a defeat of historic proportions?.....I am amazed when I start conversations in public, at check out lines, and the day before the election even, the gentleman told me he and his wife would love to have Sarah Palin as Commander In Chief......She overcame all the trash and lies the media threw her way and still pulled McCain/Palin over the line with an astounding number of votes......The votes are out there once the momentum begins and she starts speaking the truth on the real issues concerning this thuggish administration....Romney should have forced Bengazi into the last debate, I think Palin would have, and the media would have been forced to cover it....They could have spun it any way they wanted, but THAT would have energized those same 60,000,000 and possibly more that she was a conservative leader with guts to confront the machine IN YOUR FACE style......Now the voter fraud is a completely different story and a HUGE problem to overcome......
“You do know that she supports GOProud, the Republican gay rights group. Right?”
Right!!!...And did you know that she secretly voted for Obama because she knows HE’S gay and wants to be supportive?...