Skip to comments.Palin is no Dan Quayle
Posted on 05/16/2009 6:00:44 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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Actually, those are considered positive attributes by the left...
Dan really took an undeserved beating. He was too nice of a guy.
Paul Begala!! What are you doing lurking in here?
Joan Vennochi is another Globe hack. This is like the NYT saying that the GOP should run McCain for pres.
That is what I find amazing. The guy had a huge head start. Tons of money and still failed horribly. I’m just sick of him. He has a beautiful family and seems nice enough but that aside I want someone I know is with us not someone who wants our votes but doesn’t want to be seen in public agreeing with us.
Palin is indeed a smart lady and interestingly enough they never applied their standards of smart to Joe Biden or the Chosen One but they never do. I personally don’t care how smart someone is, everyone has their specialties. What I care about is that they understand the basic principles upon which this government was founded and understand that like Reagan the government is not the solution but often the problem. Palin is dangerous because she isn’t afraid of them and she could very well be President.
Both Mitt and Sanford will never get to first base.
They are both bean counters and shysters
Peter it is just horrible the damage the left does and gets away with. They have foisted lies upon the public. It is horrible how they have lifted up the broken and the disheveled not to make them better or even encourage them to be so but to take away the stigma involved with their falling short while tearing down those who do succeed in producing stable loving two parent Mom and Dad families. Dan was just a nice guy and not the fighter he needed to be to win against the media. Sarah doesn’t have that problem.
AND...it was successful...Dan Quayle, despite being Vice-President of the United States, fell off the political radar, never to influence politics again...the writer is spot on...the parallels are there...the question becomes, what can Palin do to break away from this situation? Become a U.S. Senator? Spend time on the rubber chicken circuit, making her case to the Republican power elites that conservatism can win? Move to a more influential state to become governor?...magritte
I generally like Sanford but I don’t see him being able to marshal what it takes to make a real national run. What we need to be careful of is the Huckabee type candidate the media used Huckabee as a wedge which led to dividing the conservative vote.
Fact is, Dan Quayle is not Dan Quayle. He is a intelligent conservative upstanding guy who got the “Palin” treatment, same as Palin is getting the “Palin treatment”.
I would prefer quayle over palin as president.
He would have made a great President.
Get rid of same day registration too.
Trip her up??? Foolishness...Those are some of her assets...She's just like (most of) us...We can relate to her and she can relate to us...
She may not be my first pick but she'll be miles ahead of anyone the RNC will dredge up...
she did cancel it, but the state kept the money
Complete agreement - nicely stated!
Smarter than reporters? Hmmmm...I dunno.
She didn’t look too smart in those ambush “interviews”.
Now, before the flames, let me state that I absolutely LOVE Sarah; NOBODY was happier than me when McLame chose her; and there is no one I consider better qualified to be president.
BUT, those interviews will come back to haunt her. I was devastated when I saw them...I was seeing Sarah die before my very eyes. If she couldn’t defend herself any better than she did agains those two twerps, well...
“I hope she gets involved in the 2010 race to point out the RINOs she thinks should lose IN THE PRIMARIES”
I hope one of those is John McCain!
Another hate laced rant from a libtard.
She has to find a national role. Senator - maybe.
I don’t know about that, DR. Savage claims he was pulled out in place of McPain to save face & maybe perhaps run in 2012? Savage seems to think that the financial mess would have destroyed the GOP completely had Romney won. Who really knows though?
Does this chick imagine herself to be Nostradamus or something? Just why does she think she knows the future?
P got to personally shake her hand and talk to her today. I told her I was proud of her, and her family. She was nice and sincere, and yes, she is a beautiful woman!
Meantime the guy that did end up as VP gets a pass. His beer-bottle-throwing daughter is invisible, his hedge-fund scandal-ridden son is unknown and his own stinginess ($389 in annual charitable giving was his high-water mark in 10 years) goes unexamined.
But the people need to be insulated from that sort of thing, you know.
Wow. I haven’t seen the libs this scared since Reagan was in the Whitehouse. They’ve been at it nearly a year and she’s still standing. IMO, she’s going to crush them when she gets her turn.
A bridge in Colorado, built, that they don't need, can't use and yet they've requested another FIVE MILLION DOLLARS of stimulus money so they can build an off-ramp to it? Huh? And is this is a Republican district? Of course not! Otherwise you'd be hearing about it on a daily basis. It's in Democrat Ken Salazar's district. Who, feeling a little heat now that money is tight, put out an inquiry into the bridge being built.
Hey Ken, it's in your district. You gonna question the other $5mil too?
Hmmmmm.....I’m starting to think Big Media is a little biased.
I’ll go one more...for a national stage, she needs to move away from Alaska and run for Governor of Texas or Florida...major state governor would be a fantastic springboard...magritte
The writer of the article didn’t take into account a number of things as many GOP handicappers are not. First and foremost the GOP electorate of 2008 won’t be the same in 2012.
How will those who have reached age 18 between Dec ‘08 and primary time 2012 vote? How will those young ladies vote that were too young in ‘08?
How will disaffected Obama voters/Dems vote in ‘12? How about sorely disappointed Hillary voters? As the poll numbers rise among pro-lifers who will they line up behind?
Personally, Palin is the only GOPer who will motivate me to move from independent to the GOP to vote for her in my state’s primary in 2012.
You make a good point and I’ve been pointing out that it isn’t that the Democrats have gained ground in party affiliation as Republicans have increasingly shifted into the Independent column. Even the recent poll on whether the GOP is leaderless or not a huge number 37% say yes and I’m betting the majority of them are social/fiscal conservatives.
Obama is, according to most bogus polls somewhere between 68-59 %. Realistically he’s good come election time for about 55% or less. The excitement that Sarah will bring to the GOP primary season alone will shift about 3 to 5% of his wobbly/fadish supporters to the latest trendy thing (Cuda-mania).
But serious voters like yourself and me know that the person to take back the White House must be dead serious about taking back the country.
That person must be able to not only articulate conservative philosophy, but also articulate policy, demostrate executive experience and above all (politically speaking) motivate/electrify huge swaths of the American electorate in a “Tea Party-like” revoly against the Wahington status quo.
Okay, that having been said, who fits that bill on all fronts? Who already has a massive movement in place ready to take marching orders?
What GOPer can bring Hillary Dems, Libertarians, conservative Gopers, religious voters, feminists, a few moderates and the military ranks together to confront Obama’s minions in 2012?
I’ll give you one guess-—he’s a she and her nickname is The Cuda!
I hope she gets involved in the 2010 race to point out the RINOs she thinks should lose IN THE PRIMARIES
She will have her own primary to contend with and then state election that she will have to be paying attention too.
Personally I think Romney is better off and best used in a position where he can solve problems. It’s what he does best. Politics? Of the nature required by the presidency? Not so much.
He gave it a shot for 2 years in Mass but we are so liberal we’re probably the most dysfunctional state in the union.