Skip to comments.Palin in Madison: Veni, Vidi, Vici
Posted on 04/16/2011 5:54:53 PM PDT by Al B.
Sarah Palin rides to the sound of the guns. It was a chilly, wet and blustery afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin one more appropriate for a late-season Packers game than a springtime political rally. The stirring NFL Films theme, The Classic Battle, wouldve been a more apt musical choice than Van Halens Right Now to accompany Palin as she entered the stage outside the state capital building to address thousands of Tea Party members, along with a good number of extremely hostile, expletive-hurling government union rowdies.
In the last few months, political professionals and insiders have been writing off the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate, convinced she wont run for the GOP nomination in 2012 or ever. Then again, even those GOPers who are running can hardly compete with the MSMs weird, all-consuming fascination with The Donald.
But all it took was one powerful, pugnacious and presidential speech just 15 minutes long for Palin to again make herself completely relevant to the current political and policy battles raging across America.
She waded forcefully into the states white-hot battle over government union power, giving her full-throated support to Gov. Scott Walker: These are the front lines in the battle of the future for our country. A pension is a promise that must be kept. Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. Hes not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, hes trying to save your jobs.
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Wow. I don’t think I’ve seen this author’s name before on a al-Reuters article. I wonder how much longer he’ll be working for them, after writing a pro-Palin bombshell like this?
Here’s a brief bio I found of him:
NO other candidate has the heart of a lion as she does. Courage, guts and conviction. Thank you Governor Palin for walking right into the lions den and taking on all comers.
Nice article. No spin, just facts.
Ping. From Reuters, no less.
22 minutes of video here:
She needs to get out of the GOP.
I think he stretched it a bit with the Vici. There’s a lot of conquering that needs doing still and SP hasn’t yet accomplish all I pray that she does.
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He’s not what I consider to be pro Obama.
Kudos to you for braving the weather and the goons. Madison really is ground zero in the battle for America. You folks are doing Wisconsin proud.
I was there as well....and at one point, I was absolutely sure she was going to announce!
Not yet tho....time will tell.
I did like the comment she made honoring WI with the start of the "Stain Eradication" battle....or the 2012 presidential election, if you prefer!
Oh yes...it did snow for about an hour and a half during our event...but hey! This IS Wisconsin!
Evidently not. It’s a wonder that he’s still working for Reuters.
Also rather interesting that they sent their economic reporter to report on Sarah’s speech. Maybe because they expected it to be about budgetary matters?
Still, there are plenty of liberal economic reporters.
Clinton launched a relentless attack, attack, attack against Bush. Remember "worst economy since Hoover," "Read my lips," - over and over Clinton attacked. Ultimately he drove Bush nuts (remember "Bozos"). Even then he kept the attack ("Bozo makes people laugh but Bush makes people cry).
Today Obama is just as vulnerable, maybe more so than Bush the elder. Enormous deficits, inflation, unemployment, three wars going badly, on and on.
The secret to defeating Obama is the same strategy: attack, attack, attack.
But with Obama it's harder because he's black,
Any attack by any Republican will ignite the "racist" tag.
Except for Sarah Palin.
She has been so maligned and everyone knows it, that the "racist" label will not stick to her. And being female makes it even more difficult to tag her with the racist thing.
That's why Sarah Palin will win the Republican nomination for 2012. And that's why she will defeat Obama!
i gotta say, that was a awesome article. cool
I watched, I was waiting for her to announced in the last couple of minutes. Loved the speech. Was the union crowd really hostile?
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