Skip to comments.Watching For Perry, Pulling For Palin
Posted on 12/30/2011 1:34:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
As I sat with my extended family on Christmas, we discussed how beatable Barack Obama is. And as I listened to them run through the litany of reasons why this is so, I could only say again: If the Republicans nominate a true conservative for president, Barack Obama is done. As it is impossible for his record to hold up to the scrutiny that a Reagan-like candidate would subject it to, so too it is equally impossible to diminish the energy and support Tea Partiers would bring were they to throw their weight behind a candidate whos not just a fiscal conservative or a social conservative but a real life conservative through and through: Someone who is pro-tax cut and pro-life, pro-spending cuts and pro-traditional marriage, as well as pro-military and pro-victory in the war on terror. Granted, there arent many candidates that fit this bill. Romney certainly doesnt, Huntsman couldnt, and Ron Pauls views on our military efforts overseas and our culpability in the 9/11 attacks raise disturbing questions.
Moreover, Pauls seeming indifference toward the plight of Israel, an indifference some construe as animosity, will be more and more problematic for him when it is better publicized.
Of course, conservatives could think about Gov. Rick Perry, a staunch supporter of the right to keep and bear arms without nuances, a man who loves our military, despises big government, and understands that our enemies attacked us on 9/11 because they hate us: and that they hate us because the heritage of our Judeo-Christian culture is freedom.
When Perry entered the race, he proved he had the capacity to rally grassroots supporters in a way that none before him, save Gov. Sarah Palin, had been capable of doing. He has flaws, and I have not been shy about highlighting those when they came to my attention. However, he is consistently pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-God, and pro-states rights. When talking to friends about Perry Ive said, He never met a tax cut he didnt like. Does he debate well? Who cares. Honestly, the debates have proven to be almost fixed, as the moderators give more time to their favorites or those they consider front-runners, and that effectively shuts out others (Perry included). Besides, Im looking for a Commander-in-Chief not a debater-in-chief.
Yet if Perry fails to get traction, we will have to look elsewhere.
Enter Palin. Shes a conservative, shes proud of her country, shed be a strong ally for Israel, and shes beautiful: for these reasons the left hates her. They actually fear her, but they present it as hate to keep from showing their weakness. And I dont see any reason why see cant reassess the field and enter the race, in the event Perry fails to regain traction or if no other candidate jumps in. It seems that Palin agrees with this assessment, as just last Monday she said: It's not too late for folks to jump in. Who knows what will happen in the future."
I honestly believe Perry or Palin would be a nightmare scenario for Obama. And as Ive watched Perry speak on the fly, and heard his conviction, Ive continued to hope he regains traction. But if he doesnt, I hope Palin will jump in and fight like a girl so we can have a conservative in the White House again.
Palin could do to Obama what Reagan did to Carter, times ten. And who wouldnt pay to see her look Obama in the eye during a debate and say: A recession is when your neighbor loses his job, a depression is when you lose yours, and a recovery is when [Barack Obama] loses his.
Whew! Duncan Hunter and Rick Santorum. That's a pairing up/comparison that I could never make. Seems a stretch. As far as Perry, his HISTORY, rather than his words (which I also like) are what you look to to prove to yourself his conservative values.
Perhaps you should get out of Mexifornia every once in awhile. She’s pretty popular in fly-over country and in the South, etc.
Happy New Year 2DV!
She’s popular with conservatives, including in California, not with Americans overall, who unfortunately get to vote. Fair or not, she’s been depicted as lacking substance and needs to pad her resume if she ever wants to run for POTUS.
Perry, unfortunately has been bashed to political death by purported 'conservatives' - proving that far too many who claim conservatism are ill informed political idiots.
I agree with the author of this piece - Perry has the right mix of personal Christian beliefs and laudable executive experience. But with Perry out of the race we have only second and third-best candidates with greater flaws and bad-baggage than Perry to choose from.
We now face the very real possibility that Obama will remain in office, quite simply because Romney will most likely - at this point - be the nominee. Romney will cause enough 'conservatives' to revolt that the GOP will lose another election.
I’m starting to see polls regarding Palin’s
electability should she run. Gives me goose bumps.
RUN SARAH RUN!
PALIN / BACHMAN 2012
I say get out there and campaign for Perry. Why accept second best?
Palin’s my write-in in any case. Then I’ll say a prayer and conduct one more weapons check.
From your lips to God's ears.
Been doing that, sending money, praying, talking to friends, writing letters, going door to door.
I'm not giving up unless he does.
If enough people write her in during the primaries then maybe just maybe there is still hope.Ike was convinced by the American people to run when he had not wanted too.
Prayer and weapons check here as well.
“Shes not running and if she did, shed lose to Obama.”
No, she wouldn’t.
“She’s dead Gibbs”
Perry is not out of the race.