Skip to comments.Michael Reagan: Welcome Back, Dad ( Sarah Palin )
Posted on 09/05/2008 7:29:28 AM PDT by kellynla
I've been trying to convince my fellow conservatives that they have been wasting their time in a fruitless quest for a new Ronald Reagan to emerge and lead our party and our nation. I insisted that we'd never see his like again because he was one of a kind.
I was wrong!
Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he's a she.
And what a she!
In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad's indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media's assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven't heard since my Dad left the scene.
This was Ronald Reagan at his best -- the same Ronald Reagan who made the address known now solely as "The Speech," which during the Goldwater campaign set the tone and the agenda for the rebirth of the traditional conservative movement that later sent him to the White House for eight years and revived the moribund GOP.
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Please, stop the fetishing... she made one good speech.
It is nice to see Micheal say this. I wouldn’t be calling Sarah the next coming of Ronald Reagan yet, but she has made a tremendous first impression. In one swoop, the conservative Reagan movement went from being dead by all media accounts, to very much alive.
So she has equaled Obama's accomplishments in one day.
Yes, I’m quite sure many people made exactly that same point about Ronald “just a B-movie hollywood actor” Reagan after he made his “just one speech”...
So you don’t thing the son of Ronald Reagan wouldn’t recognize the same traits in someone else?
I don’t see it as a ‘fetish’ coming from Ronnies own son.
Sorry, But I’m going to give Michael Reagan a pass on this one.
I find Michael Reagan's views on Sarah to be quite encouraging and will certainly give it credence in my search for the new RR. But even close relatives can be too quick to jump on the bandwagon.
I pray, literally, that she is everything she seems to be at this stage of the game!
From what I've seen so far, even if Sarah isn't the new RR, she will certainly do the job until the real one comes along!
” Please, stop the fetishing... she made one good speech.”
Palin has done a heck of a lot more than make “one good speech!”
And she has accomplished a heck of a lot more in her lifetime than Obama FOR SURE!
I suggest you do your homework before you reveal any more of your ignorance of what this lady has accomplished so far in her 44 years on this earth...
Mr. Newt pointed out last night that Sarah has accomplished in 6 days, what’s taken Obama 19 months.
It’s amazing. This race isn’t McCain vs. Obama. It’s Sarah vs. Obama, and McCain has become but a “Sarah Delivery System.”
Sarah probably needs a day or two off just to catch her breath, but after that, she needs to be on the air everywhere.
Start with the Rushes and the Hannity’s and work your way up to “Meet the Press” and “This Week.”
Palin is good - but she isn’t battle-tested at the National level yet. Thatcher, Reagan, everyone knew who they were, and they earned their reputation after doing battle at the national level Reagan/Thatcher had failures, and also many more successes and only when we were able to add these up, did we know they were great.
Palin is a fresh-face, and we are investing her with a lot of our hopes. Her challenge now is not to let the campaign to smear her take hold. So far, she has beaten it back.
Here’s to better days.
/trying to keep it positive today
“Please, stop the fetishing... she made one good speech.”
Your hands must hurt from all of that wringing. =)
kellynla THANK YOU!
All most conservitive Americans want is a politician to STAND UP and DO SOMETHING. Saerah has a track record, how ever short, of doing that. That is why she stands tall above the mud of politics. She is fresh untainted by Washington Politics, and a small town girl making good.
That is all we ask as conservitives and she had already done that. It is called a RESUME.
Reagon had it and continued on his mission. Lets hope that our HOPE is not betrayed here.
Oh, but what a speech it was! Great speeches have changed the landscape of American politics. This may have been one.
Reagan bump for Sarah Palin!
You know it when you see it. Whatever it is is, She has “IT”.
Her speech had me in tears the other night. It was like a JFK speech or a Reagan speech. So real. so genuine. so special. so.. amazing.
To see this beautiful 44 year old woman. Someone from my mothers generation. To see her stand up and give such a powerful speech to America. If you look in her eyes you see a leader that was born for this. John McCain is our candidate and he is great. But the Republican party now belongs to Sarah.
Thank you for saying so. It is totally out of control. She has done absolutely zippo on the national stage except read a nice speech and look good doing so.
Do we not remember how many of us thought not so many months ago that Fred Thompson was the 2nd coming of Ronald Reagan? How'd that turn out?
Sarah may or may not be the next Reagan. but she is something special. you know it when you see it.
(Start with the Rushes and the Hannitys and work your way up to Meet the Press and This Week.)
You mean “work your way down”?
You cannot minimize this woman. It is not about a single speech. This woman has a popularity rating of more than 80% after serving as Alaska governor for two years.
Sarah Palin is a phenomenon.
Optometrists are being beseiged by women wanting glasses just like Sarah's.
Today marks just one week since most of us began to learn anything about her and she is has already taken America by storm.
Sarah Palin has, in one week, drawn Obama and the Democrats completely off message.
It's all about Sarah, now.
“Palin is good - but she isnt battle-tested at the National level yet. Thatcher, Reagan, everyone knew who they were, and they earned their reputation after doing battle at the national level Reagan/Thatcher had failures, and also many more successes and only when we were able to add these up, did we know they were great.”
Excuse me, but do you know what Reagan was doing when he was 44 years old...let me remind you, he was hosting The General Electric Theater and a spokesman for GE.
I am a big fan of RR, but he was hardly politically “battle-tested” at that point in his life. LOL
Sarah was great, but it was in fact McCain who reminded me of Reagan in his speech last night, especially with the crescendo finale. Wow. They may the perfect good cop, bad cop (with her turning the tables there). McCain has the experience and deserves to be President. I’m sure he’ll do a fine job grooming Sarah over his tenure.
That title alone deserves an awwwwwww.
I keep thinking how different recent history would have been if there had been a lot of Palins in the Congress, instead of the entrenched old-fogey pork-barrelling country-club career politician types who ran the GOP there. I don’t think a McCain-Palin administration is going to rubber-stamp every spending bill which comes along, or play rope-a-dope while the Left smears and trashes them. These two are fighters, not wimps.
FYI, Palin has accomplished a heck of a lot more in her 44 years than Obama...
and she has more executive experience than Obama & Biden combined.
Of course, if you'd like to post your resume’ and/or your candidate for POTUS and/or VPOTUS; we'll be glad to compare them. I won't be holding my breath. LOL
You’re playing right into the Dems hands.
IIRC, Lady Thatcher was the Minister of Education and Science (or something like that) before becoming P.M.
And it’s not like Sarah is a geek off the street. She’s the most popular governor in the nation. Moreover, she’s a natural political talent.
Think Tiger Woods at the 1997 Masters. They thought he was too young too...
Kelly, your bluff and blunder about me personally and my resume is just silly. You might scare away a teenage girl with your anonymous post on an anonymous internet forum, but not a full grown man. I'm not a candidate for VP. Sarah is. She has minimal national credentials. Your wishing differently does not make it so, and I'm not the bad guy for pointing it out.
OK, She's accomplished more than Obama - talk about damning with faint praise as HE HAS DONE NOTHING. LOL backatcha.
Well, they did. I remember. You see, he was an actor. And actors, being skilled at being phonies as they are, are able to read words convincingly, even if they don't understand what they mean. Of course, Reagan, having not gone to Harvard, could not possibly have understood the words.
This does not, of course, apply to Barabara Streisand who, viewed generously, is an actress.
I wouldn't necessarily call her another Dutch Reagan just yet but I would say she is close to Lady Thatcher status.
Already, The Drudge Report is reporting that detractors like Oprah are showing their true racists colors and fanatical bias for Obama by blocking an appearance by Palin on her show.
It looks like from the MSM view that only people with white skins can be biased.
Oprah's racist actions towards Palin seems to be getting a pass by those hypocritical caring and loving left wing radical liberals with White Guilt.
Right now the polls are saying Palin is one of the most popular woman in the United States and possibly in the world and is fast approaching rock star status.
Palin gives hope to millions, my friends in South America are writing with nothing but glowing remarks for her campaign.
We as Conservatives will have to keep a strong vigilance because her detractors in the MSM and Democrat party will try to destroy her with false rumors, innuendo and vicious acts, shes a woman and oh yes did you know, she's Caucasian.
...But this endorsement is meaningless and makes me wonder. Jr. has been a liberal media darling doofus for too long.
woops...ignore/delete my post. I had the wrong Reagan!
Yes. But both she and Obama are part real and part pop phenomena at this moment. She has a lot more substance. But we haven't seen a press conference where the reporters are screaming questions at her.
I've seen one presser on troopergate from Alaska and she didn't do so good.
“In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad’s indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media’s assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven’t heard since my Dad left the scene.”
Thank You, Father for bringing Sarah Palin forth ...
please protect and shield her from the wiles and fiery darts of satan and his minions. In Jesus name I pray. Honor, praise and glory to You always. Amen.
“Kelly, your bluff and blunder about me personally and my resume is just silly?”
I take that as a “No, I’m not gonna post my resume’ and or anyone else’s to compare and contrast with Sarah Palin’s”
Just as I figured..
“... we haven’t seen a press conference where the reporters are screaming questions at her.”
We haven’t seen this with Osamba either - not likely to happen with him.
Little early to be hittin' the hooch out there in lalaland, doncha think, Kelly?
Wrap your haze around this, I'm not the issue. I'm not the vp candidate. Sarah Palin (you know, the one causing your leg to tingle) is. To compare her to me is silly, because, like you, I'm just an anonymous poster on an anonymous forum.
But your style is well-documented, attack the person who disagrees with you (on completely meaningless grounds, e.g., my resume), and that's fine. Funny, too. You are quite often good for a chuckle when you get your dander up.
This guy is so lucky. Basically, he’s the only one who could write this article. It’s funny, but I don’t see Chelsea Clinton writing an article like this 30 years from now.
Heres how Ive been bumping Palin/Obama threads. Sung to the tune of Oh! Susanna, dont you cry for me. .... Oh, no Bama, please dont lie to me... for Im off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.
I come from Minnesota with my laptop on my knee; | Im goin to Free Republic my true love for to see. | It rained all night the day I left, | the weather it was dry; | The sun so hot I froze to death, | Obama dont you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | I come from Minnesota, with my laptop on my knee.
I had a dream the other night, | When everything was still; | I thought I saw Obama dear, | A-coming for The Hill. | The smearing lie was in Duluth, | The tear was in his eye, | Said I, Im coming for the truth | Obama dont you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | Im off to Free Republic, | with my laptop on my knee.
I fight in my pajamas, | Its plain for all to see. | I aim to be the next Buckhead; | The media all hate me. | I fell in love with Sarah | When my sister bit a moose. | The Guvnors family ate it up | And then they set it loose. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | Im off to Free Republic, | with my laptop on my knee.
She loves her sons, she likes her guns, | and Triggernometry. | The media will jump the shark | When Juan makes history. | Well, JimRob knows shell pave the trolls | So controversially, | And Berg will knock Obama down | With friends of Hillary. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you lie to me; | Im off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.
I soon will be in Hawaii, | And then Ill look all round, | And when I find his birth record, | Ill fall upon the ground. | But if I do not find it, | This Freeperll surely die, | And when Im dead and buried, | Obama dont you lie. | | Oh! No Bama, dont you cry for me; | Im off to Free Republic with a laptop on my knee.
See post #32
I am always amazed that Michael is so very devoted to his father and Nancy and their bio kids are messed up and you never hear any adulation from them-well Patty wrote that book but I always felt a lot of that was for money..as all libs are
“Another bad comparison?”
You may not like the comparison but that is just the facts.
Sarah Palin has accomplished more politically by this time in her life than RR had. And by the time Palin reaches the age RR was when he was elected governor of CA, she may very well be POTUS.
As Sgt. Joe Friday used to say “just the facts”
Style over substance. He is like a quartz rock. Neat looking on the outside with a dynamic pattern. But if you crack it, like Palin did, it virtually disintegrates into a chaotic mess.
Palin is a diamond. Pretty, clear and extremely tough if not impossible to break.
Our country is a proverbial ring finger. When comes time to dress this finger, what do people put on it?
Yep! Sometimes you just know it when you see it. This one’s the Real Deal.
Yep! Sometimes you just know it when you see it. This one’s the Real Deal.
Just the Title give me chills...