So much for her supporting cap and trade, as some (Romneyites) have argued on here over the past couple of days...
Run Sarah Run!!!!!!!!
THIS IS MY NEXT PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!
Great article by Cal Thomas in World Magazine Web addition http://www.worldmag.com/webextra/15628 today, I don’t have time to post it right now. Don’t agree with everything but he makes some good points:
To rise and not fall - Cal Thomas
OPINION: There are several steps Sarah Palin must make if she is to have a future in national politics | Cal Thomas
Associated Press/Photo by Ron Edmonds
The soon to be former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is like one of those soufflés my mother sometimes made. The recipe warned against premature removal from the oven because the dish would collapse.
That is the saga of Gov. Palin. Prematurely plucked from relative obscurity by John McCain and touted as a rising star by many Republican conservatives, Palin collapsed. Though she was treated unfairly and in ways that no liberal woman would have beennot even Hillary Clintonshe clearly was not prepared to discuss the issues, the command of whichor least familiarity of whichare essential to anyone seeking national office.
Palin energized the shrinking Republican base, but could never get beyond them to connect with independents and conservative Democrats who might have taken her seriously had she displayed more seriousness. It is not enough to talk about what has been lost in America. One must speak of a vision for the future and ways to reach it.
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If Palin is to have a future in national politics (assuming she wants one) there are several steps she must take. First, she needs a complete makeover. The big media will never admit they were wrong in their judgments, but they might write stories about the new Sarah Palin. She should hit the books and learn as much as she can about the modern world, history and court cases. She should read newspapers so that when future interviewers hit her with questions, she can dazzle them like a Jeopardy champion.
What she should not do is become a cable TV pundit. Thats too predictable. Instead, she might follow Ronald Reagans example and deliver a daily radio commentary. Radio takes the focus away from outward appearance and places it on the substance of what is said. She should write these commentaries herself, as Reagan did, and the outlets ought to include mainstream stations, as well as conservative and Christian ones.
Palin should hire a speech coach and follow that persons advice. She has a pleasant enough speaking voice, but the tone needs to be adjusted, as do her word choices. You betcha should be banned from her vocabulary. Such slang may resonate well with some people, but national candidates should have rhetoric that soars and gets attention.
Lastly, she needs a hair, makeup, and wardrobe makeover. She is a beautiful woman, but appearance should not be the first thing one reacts to when people look at her.
There arent many second acts in politics because the media tend to gobble people up and constantly search for the new and exciting. Sarah Palin can be born again in a political sense and excite beyond her base if she allows herself to be baked at the proper temperature and for the right amount of time. If she does that, she may emerge again and this time shell rise, not fall.
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That it was Kristinn.
Sarah is running for President. I have absolutely no doubts in my mind, and this move of hers was brilliant. Pundits will be talking about it for years to come, but it was absolutely brilliant.
Shouldn’t it be “affect change” rather than “effect change”?
WOW, she really nails Obama in this article..NICE..A Republican who stands up against Obama, who wonder the libs are so damn scared of her, she speaks out against Obama while the rest of the GOP praises him and kisses his feet..LOVE the statement Cap and Tax..I hope Sarah goes after the So-called Republicans who voted yes. Sarah will bring REAL change
Tsk, tsk, TIME: that should be "effect" not "affect"
Now that she’s not a Governor, she can say anything that’s on her sweet, pretty conservative mind and have no fear that she’s taking time away from the State of Alaska . . . or that someone will try to get her fired.
She’s as FREE as you and I are. But I am not nearly as lovely as she is . . . you? (lol)
Yeah, once she gets some platforms where she can say what she wants to say, I don’t think this is going to play out the way the pundits want it to. The problem is that people have gotten used to politicians who speak like lawyers because they are lawyers or are friends with lawyers. That means you have to carefully parse everything they say to see if they are hiding something in legalese. And they keep trying to do that with what she says and miss the point.
And Sarah Palin has just stepped across.
The left's worst nightmare just came true.
Go get 'em, Sarah!
“...I want to work for people who believe in that.”
I think this is the most interesting line in the interview. How does one interpret that?
Great interview. Sarah was spot on.
Bump for later read.
Liberals don't operate under moral principles. Look at their position on abortion, stem cells, euthanasia, Terri Schiavo, or medical procedures on the elderly, etc. Their positions on almost every issue are the opposite of what is moral. Shame? Outdated, outmoded - like a rotary telephone.
The only ones carrying the banner for morality (or who should be) are the Conservatives. The true conservatives - not the Conservatives-in-name-only.
God bless her. I can’t help but smile a bit when I hear her weaving way of presenting a thought, but she’s spot on with her positions and philosophies. I really like that she’s going to jump in and support conservative candidates in 2010, 2012 and beyond. Even if she doesn’t make it to the White House herself (though I think she’d be an outstanding leader), she’ll be a powerful ally for those whom she supports. She’s one powerful force to be reckoned with.
Dunno, if she can pull it off, but I sure do like her spunk, energy and love for family, God and country...