Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Will Never Run for Office; Here’s Why
Posted on 04/28/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hillary Clinton is running for President. Oh, sure, she hasnt announced it yet. But all the signs are there: speeches to certain groups, third-party money-raising apparatus, little hints dropped by Bill Clinton on Twitter. Hillary can play coy, but no one in the Democrat Party believes for a second that she did not walk out of the offices of Secretary of State and right into a campaign meeting.
But what about the other big female name in American politics? No, not Elizabeth Warren. She is going to run with Hillary for the VP job.
Were talking about Sarah Palin.
Ever since John McCain plucked Palin from Alaskan obscurity and thrust her into the spotlight of big league presidential politics, Palin has been the darling of the Tea Party.
Every time Palin turns up at some convention or another or even just on television or radio, speculation starts about whether or not she is running for some office again.
And she always teases it.
When asked if she is running for (fill in the blank), Palins usual answer is couched as considering it because people have asked me to.
She has said that she would never say never to a presidential run. It depends on what Americans really, really want in a candidate.
And now Sarah Palin has flashed that bit of political skin once again, this time before the NRA. Saturday during a Stand And Fight rally at Lucas Oil Stadium, Palin had choice words for anyone who thought guns should not be allowed in schools (stupid on steroids).
She threw red meat to people who still believe that kids are not allowed to pray in schools despite that myth having long been busted (students are free to pray in schools, only administrators may not lead prayer during school hours.)
She said that all liberals are hypocrites.
But her most incendiary line of the evening was about terrorists.
If I were in charge, Palin said, inserting a pregnant pause for applause from the crowd, [our enemies] would know that water boarding is how wed baptize terrorists.
It was shocking enough on the surface of it, with its linking of water boarding torture with the Christian practice of baptism. But that pause was what she was masterfully playing.
Sarah Palin likes to tease the idea of running for office. She likes to hear the applause of those people who buy tickets and fill seats and like her Facebook rants. But Sarah Palin will never run. Because if Sarah Palin actually put herself on the line again, she would have to answer questions, and not just the gotcha questions about policy and what newspapers she reads.
She would be outside the bubble of her fans, and Americans who find her statements like this to be offensive would want her to be called out by a responsible press.
Its a pretty nifty career setup. Wink and hint that you might be, possibly, depending on what the people want, thinking about maybe running for something. Then collect speaking fees, write another book, and head back to the safety of a fan club.
Contrast this with Bobby Jindal, a Republican who is making no bones about the fact that he is running. A man who breaks protocol to speak out against the President to further his own political aspirations. Whether you like his approach or not is subjective. He may be preaching to the choir, but he isnt hiding behind it.
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Being forced to transcribe Sarah Palin speeches
is how we baptize journalists.
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Mr. Tuttle has just soiled himself. Waterboarding is NOT TORTURE!!!
Ahem. Back to your regularly scheduled programming...
Is there anyone on the planet that scares the hell out of liberals(And the GOP Establishment) more than Sarah Palin..if Sarah were a liberal those same people who trash her would instead adore her
OK, I've said it - flame on!
Ever heard Hillary’s voice?
Sarah Palin has no problem holding the attention of the libs when they are in PDS mode.
I can bear anyone’s voice who is as strong and pro-America as Palin is.
What I cannot bear is hearing a President Hillary Rodham for 8 years.
Actually, her voice grates on me too. I love what she stands for, I agree with what she says but....the voice - I see where you’re coming from.
I just can’t see her holding people’s attention and gaining a widespread respect because of the way she sounds.
OK, I’ve said it - flame on!
You like repeating what other dolts are saying, huh?
How many people were saying such nonsense when she was keeping McCain afloat and almost single handedly pulling off a presidential election from the VP slot?
Have you heard that Mrs. Obama is considering a run?
Coulter had these people pegged years ago. To a certain small faction of the Tea Party, she's the Obama, "the One". Instead of being passionate about ideas and policy, the Palin Cult, like the Obama Cult, is obsessed with the political theater she performs.
Lets play 'find the logical fallacy'.
“...would want her to be called out by a responsible press.”
WHAT responsible press?
Her content is great. But I agree - she could use a voice coach.
I have said why I don’t think Palin could be elected in other threads.
However, at least if she was running against Hillary she’d not be running against another woman.
The side by side comparison between the way the two look would be fun
Alot better than that bedwetting Hawkeye Piece of Chit
It is not as if she were in good enough health to withstand a campaign.
Sarah put the kabosh on any chance of ever being elected to national office with her cutsie-cutsie “now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t-maybe-I-will-maybe-I-won’t” bus tour fun and games in the run up to the 2012 nomination. And I speak as a die-hard Palin fan (back then, anyhow).
It would be impossible for me, and I suspect many former Palinites to work up the same level of enthusiasm we had in 2012 again. That’s just the way it is.
What she needs to do is decide on a good Conservative candidate to support, and then get behind him or her with everything she can muster.
When did the commie p!$$@nts become so concerned about Christian practices?
she’s so irrelevant that they can’t stop talking about her
Oh dear God, imagine that administration? Hitlery and Phonyhontas.
I have had somewhat of a theory that Wide Load would run in 2016. What better way to both keep the slim ball in the white hut for 8 more years but to also crap in Hillarys Wheaties!!! Obama screwed her once before in 08 but to do it again in 16!!!!!!
Just think, we could all in chorus say to Hill; “at this point what difference does it make?”
I am praying Palin runs because she will not hold back one iota against Hitlery666 in a debate, but she needs to run as an independent because the Democrat-lite party, formerly known as the Republican party, would never nominate her in a million years. They would rather nominate Pelosi than Palin.
I love the woman, she has never ever done anything to make me feel otherwise
Well, she could use a run to slim down that fat caboose of hers. ;)
I will pray for you
Her voice is great
I totally agree with you, she sounds like Judy Tenuta when she speaks, but her strong point is she holds nothing back plus her voice annoys the freakin’ hell out of liberals, drives them absolutely up the wall which is good because then they stick their foot in their mouth, they expose themselves as the sick pukes they are.
Her voice is music to my ears.
Google: Palin, industrial sump pump association. . I’d be amazed if they haven’t weighed in yet.
Flame on? No thanks. You prefer style over substance. My support for Palin is solely based on slaying the federal monster. Piddley ass crap doesn’t interest me.
So your wife has been disappointed for years.
Oh, my God! I’d never seen side-by-side images of the 4 of them. It’s heart-rending.
I agree with you. We DO have a one party system. As far as Palin, I am tired of the coyness and the voice.
It is scary. Nothing like cutting your head off.
Romney’s voice? McCain for chrisesake!? Her voice would not be discussed but for the fact that she is a she. Sarah has never been wrong on the issues, she has an army waiting in the wings, and she carries a gallon of whoopass where she goes. If she runs, she wins.
Sarah is too good for corrupt D.C. politics. I hope she continues to be a world-wide influence for good by her Christian life, devotion to family, and support of conservative candidates.
And she can do all of this while enjoying her life in beautiful Alaska.
If she could be elected President, I would be happy beyond measure. But this country is beyond reasonable elections, sadly. Sarah and her family would be scorned and ridiculed by the media, and the voters “persuaded” to vote for a more liberal candidate.
She is wise not to put her family through such pain.
Palin did not run in 2012.
That is the thing. She generated a lot of enthusiasm, but never entered the race. She bowed out at the last moment.
I understand she has a higher level of proof to generate the same level of enthusiasm in 2016 now because of that, but I firmly believe she is still 100% valid as a candidate.
I don’t know what Sarah is going to do, nor Hillary, for that matter, but I have my doubts about either one of them running for president in 2016. Hillary isn’t aging well, and she entered into the old age process with ugly baggage that gets double ugly the older she gets. Her looks, never easy to look at, aside, Hillary isn’t well. She has always been sharp enough to lie, connive, obfuscate and manipulate to avoid the truth, but her mind is slipping.
Only the 4th post!! Well done! The famous ‘I like Sarah but’ jazz!!!! You left out the Sarah hating toads usual tho: she is to skinny...she suckered everyone for money last time...she quit as Gov. of Alaska...she is just a TV show personality etc. etc. etc.
Have you ever listened to Obama speak?
I get that too, but more than that... just like when a black man goes off the reserve, any women that is not a democrat/liberal gets destroyed by the MSM.
Rent free, I tell ya, rent free!
Yeah, too bad that Sarah’s voice handicapped her election chances to become Governor of Alaska in a landslide election.... such a shame that her voice was the deciding factor.
Wait. I thought Palin was yesterday’s news, and that nobody cares about her anymore.
LOL! Apparently nobody told Mike Tuttle, deadbeat "writer", that these days the press lives up Mr. Obama's backside.