Skip to comments.George Will: Sarah Palin and the mutual loathing society
Posted on 02/17/2010 8:27:21 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Here’s why Palin would be an excellent President.. .it something these effete Beltway snobs can never understand because their archetype for the Presidency is more of a King - Messiah - Santa Claus hybrid then the true archetype that the founders envisioned, i.e. CHIEF EXECUTIVE.
Sarah Palin would make an excellent Chief Executive. She’s smart, is organized, has lots of energy, popular, has charm out the wazoo, is upbeat and positive. . .the camera loves her. . .and she has internal content, character and depth. . .she has the values that are directly linked to America’s founding documents. .she bleeds the American Creed and would bring on board those of a similar vein. In this respect, she would be very Reaganesque. A team builder and not afraid of a fight. . you betcha. That bow-tie ninny at ABC doesn’t know a damn thing about what he’s talkin about.
Yes, that’s all that has to happen, and she’s got it within her to do it.
“SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA.”
As I said, if she does not run, its gonna be a basic replay of 2008 all over again. For this conservative, a clone candidate in the mold of RudyMcRombee just won't be good enough a second time around.
I wish you’d listen to me. We need to be smart. If Sarah can win, push it. If her negs are too high, which they probably are, we can still push it. Somewhat. Republicans need to win in 2012 and being a bot for any one candidate won’t help.
Well, running a Mickey Mouse as you suggest, we would deserve to be called the Stupid Party.
We’ll find out more about the poll tomorrow once it’s released. But the point PPP was making (by the way PPP is a Democratic pollster)that Palin was not in such bad shape as the WAPO poll made her out to be. And in a head-to-head matchup 22% of folks who are still skeptical of Palin would cast a vote for her against Obama. Perhaps it says more of Obama’s inadequacies than Palin’s qualifications but it is what it is!
The problem is that when ever the media turns on a Repulican candidate everyone scatters like cockroaches.
They are SO afraid - even these columnists. It certainly will not be business as usual. DC will be turned around so fast - a government that works for us. The insiders do NOT want a party crasher - and that’s what Palin will be. They KNOW it.
Not always, Scott Brown just won. There are winnable candidates out there. They usually are lighter on the more lib reps though.
Had he been able to beat Nixon for the 1968 GOP nomination he would waved good bye to California and hit the campaign trail.
Hey, come on, George Will is their so-called Republican representative of the middle (okay, middle left). If they did not have him on their morning shows, it would be so far left that they might only get MSNBC’s viewership numbers.
I would actually love for them to get a Conservative on any of the network shows - just to get some interaction between the leftists that they so promote. It would of course improve their ratings so much that it would scare them, so they would have to fire them immediately...heh.
She doesn’t have to use Harvard language or submit a treatise on George Soros to be able to define him and expose Obama’s links to him. The same goes for Obama’s Marxism and Marxist policies and czars. She wanted to go after him in ‘08. Just think what she’ll do in 2012!!!
Sarah is plain spoken and although she is derided for it, a lot of people are appreciative. Lofty words and soaring rhetoric have grown tiresome.
One thing’s for sure. She won’t run if her polling tells her that she doesn’t have a decent chance of winning. Considering everything she’s been through, she’s not about to put herself in the position of sacrificial lamb. Our lady Sarah is too smart and too tough for that role.
But if she runs............
SHE ONLY HAS TO CONVINCE A MAJORITY OF VOTERS THAT SHE CAN DO A BETTER JOB THAN OBAMA.
I agree, go Sarah, I like her! And We need to be smart about it.
Nail on the head.
The media hates Sarah Palin. The polls are tampered with to make her look bad. People who loved Ronald Reagan also love Sarah.
It would be smart to not let the media decide who the Republican Presidential candidate will be.
If it is not Sarah Palin, the media wins again. They gave $800 million of free propaganda to Zero. Ronald Reagan could not have won and his poll numbers would be where Sarah’s are today if they did to Reagan what they are doing to her. Remember how McCain’s numbers were so good until he was running against Zero! The media manipulated the election and the polls.
We would be wise to take back the media by going around them and not letting them dictate our nominee.
We could strike a blow to them once and for all by doing all we can to get Sarah elected!!
The biggest reason they hate Sarah are her Pro Life Stand and her Christian faith which she doesn’t hide.
May God save us from populists.
A highly educated, blue-blooded elite ran this country for its first 190 years or so with only the occasional blips on the map like Jackson and Lincoln. FDR was nothing more than an elite who happened to read Das Kapital.
One could make the argument that it’s really only since we started electing yahoos from the lower class like Johnson, Nixon, Carter, Clinton, and Obama that this country has gone to hell in a handbasket.
Where is William Howard Taft now that we really need him?
In the current economic environment and foreign affairs environment to come, an isolationist, regulation killing, George Patton type could easily win the presidency, but the special interests of today will not. Prepare for an ugly surprise, come 2012, IMO, because voters who have no say in choices of candidates won’t put up with the usual business any more.
The chattering class in both parties is out of touch. Most voters don’t care for extreme social sensitivities, feminism, scary wind mills, disturbances of cottontail migration routes, or in general, things the few more insulated folks in government and corporate offices care so much about. So the votes will go to the least of the choices of the elite (rather than continue so incrementally toward a communist/fascist, psychotic regime for special interests), until the situation is remedied.
See Havel in Czech, Walesa in Poland,... Then try tightening the screws on the new American peasants, who now include many Tea Party members who’ve been through foreclosures. See what happens.
November 5, 2008, huh? Since you were assigned Free Republic, do you get an office or just a cubicle? Or do you just sit down at the local Starbucks? You all getting dug out of all that snow in Chicago?
I hear Michael Savage, Richard Cohen and George Will and others rail against Sarah Palin, but do they ever offer an alternative besides another RINO, if that.
Folks, I am a conservative and I am open to the thoughts of the esteemed political scribes who propose other conservative candidates to consider but when they appear to be remiss in suggesting a name and why that name would win the GOP nomination over Palin and Romney and thus never want to enter that arena but turn it right around and bash Palin again I become dubious of their intentions. Suppose Palin like George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life wasn’t born, who would be your conservative champion in 2012? Tell us, we would like to know. We really would.
That reply is tired and weak. Surely, you can think of something better.
I have 70 threads and 2,046 replies here. Feel free to look through them before you spout off.
We have som real thugs here tonight. They're afraid that their short organs will get even shorter...
The fact that people are so adamantly supporting her for an election in 2012 when she isn't even running (yet) is ridiculous. I personally don't think that she will run for President in 2012 and wouldn't win the nomination anyway.
To even name a candidate at this point is silly, esp when 2010 is so important. I'll wait to see who emerges, and will keep an eye on Demint, and Toomey (beyond 2012).
You Obama noobs are a real bunch!
If only you could see how ridiculous you look.
obama noob, yep, that’s me. Even though I said I support Palin, I vote for Bush twice, I hate 90% of what obama is doing. Yep, that’s it.
Of course not. Congratulations, you just knocked down another strawman.
Oh, also aren’t you the extremist creationist? That everyone that isn’t a 6000 year old Earth believer is both a democrat and a liberal?
Well. Your visions of reality seem distorted. But maybe you didn’t really mean what you said about me.
As far as experience, she has more than Washington and Lincoln. I’m serious!! I’m going to do a study of all the Presidents’ experience and before the election in fall will post. But she has more than are best two already.
How that George!
There are many reasons why the liberal elites and the GOP establishment loathe Palin but if it can be boiled down to one reason it is that she was smart enough to figure out that she had to seize the opportunity to run for POTUS in 2012 and not later, if the political landscape allowed her to, and that to give herself the best opportunity to succeed in that endeavor she would have to resign the governorship to give her enough time to get her ducks in a row and take the necessary steps to prepare herself to run the presidential marathon.
Here is how the GOP establishment figured it: Palin would not run for reelection but serve out her term or at least not leave office until spring 2010 when her book came out. By then she would be behind the 8 ball in terms of fundraising, organization, advisors, status in the polls, and because of the Alaskan law prohibiting her from embarking on political endeavors to the lower 48 when the legislature was in session she would be handicapped by a lack of presence there at least in the first half of 2010 (not able to attend the TP convention, CPAC or the SRLC).
Simply Palin outsmarted the entire GOP enstablishment by leaving office last July and they have never forgiven her for making such an astute political move.
Mr. 5 Nov 2008 thinks Truther Medina is just swell.
Medina, the loon who stated no police officers died at the WTC on 9/11.
The Palin bashers are the bitter loons.
The bunch that has signed up in the last election cycle are the least adept that we’ve had to absorb here.
Here are some poll questions I would like to see:
Is Romney, a one-term Gov. of Mass, qualified to be President?
Is Obama qualified to be President?
Was Geoge H. W. Bush qualified to be President when he ran in 1980?
Was John Edwards qualified to be President?
Was Hillary Clinton qualified to be President?
I must have missed seeing these questions polled.
Obviously, this question of experience is selectively applied.
The three most ridiculous statements about Palin:
“I don’t thinking she is running in 2012.”
Palin is receiving daily briefings from Washington insiders and has assembled a kitchen cabinet.
Palin also said on Fox News Sunday: “It would be absurd to rule out running in 2012.”
Sarah Palin is a frontrunner now. What frontrunner ever bowed out of a contest?
“It will be 2008 over again.”
If Palin runs, no it won’t be. McCain was a RINO, plagued with white guilt and pleasing the MSM and non-aggressive and playing tippy-toe against Obama. Palin is a conservative, takes no prisoners and is on a mission to destroy Obama and his radical agenda and the Far Left.
“Palin is unelectable or too polarizing.”
That’s like saying that Rommel and the Nazi army were opposed to Patton’s offense thrusts with his tank corps. Guess who doesn’t favor Palin-Democrats and Leftist who hate her guts. Who cares how deep their hate is for her. They all only have one vote. And they have a vested interest to feel unfavorable towards her.
The beltway elites considered the fact that Obama had been “running a campaign” for two years to be sufficient experience for the office.
Interesting, you think I care what you think.
George Will isnt taking irrelevance very gracefully, is he!
Dorothy Rabinowitz has a column asserting that Reagan never appealed to resentment. Now George Will is promoting the meme.
BALONEY! Anybody can look up Reagan’s 1980 Acceptance Speech. It’s hard to believe the Republican Convention was in Detroit that year.
Reagan’s indictment of Carter’s “economic stew that has turned the national stomach” is elegant and damning.
There was PLENTY of resentment and fear—both in the country AND in Reagan’s 1980 campaign.
Most campaign years there’s a lot of commentary about “positive” and “negative” campaigning. BALONEY! What matters is: Is it TRUE?
And he’s doing a bad @ss job of it - and it’s impossible for him to do a good job for America because he HATES America! What he has done ‘so far’ is proof. A con man Marxist as president of the USA and his voters are wondering when is the economy going to turn around since they are out of a job and homeless.
After throwing a party for the con man Marxists, a little man sits in his mansion and tells his readers what they think is good is really bad - after all, ‘he’ knows. The con man’s mantra - ‘he knows best’.
This jazz about “qualified” is another bit of BALONEY!
A person who understands economics, who knows how to run a business, who has sound moral convictions, and who loves the country, is qualified to be President.
A Communist, baby-killing race-baiter who hates the United States is unqualified to be President.
They use ‘qualified’ because they have nothing against Sarah. Your list is perfect and speaks for itself. Their problem is and they know it ... she is MORE than qualified and her love of America gives her true grit!
Will is wrong on this one.
Well, George Will finally outs himself. Feckle East Coast idiots.
He’s the dork at the party wearing short pants, white socks and brown penny loafers and eating foie gras on peanut butter cookies.