I really wish you were more proactive with your Palin support. But I do understand your desire to let the cream rise to the top.
And you are right. She was trashed on these very threads for two-plus years. I am sad for my party that the best conservative to take on Obama was sidelined due to personal smears and and leftwing-contrived memes.
I will write in Palin. No matter.
Sir, with all due respect to you, I think I dis-agree with you. First, I will save you the trouble of checking my posts. No one on FR was or is a bigger supporter of SP than myself. And, if she were on a ballot even today, I would vote for her.
But, in the end, as she herself put it, she put “family” first. George Washington and all his loyal fighters, when push came to shove, did not put their families FIRST! 500,000 DEAD men on both sides of the Civil War did not shrink from serving their country and leaving the wife, and babies at home by themselves. Hundreds of thousands of DEAD men in WWI and WWII did not either. Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, same thing, and so on. And, along that same path, lots of women did not put FAMILY before COUNTRY either and faced down death and some died leaving a grieving family at home.
When I served my country for 2 years active duty, putting “MY” family FIRST.............. was not an option. There was a hot war going on not very far from me!
I am sure I will get flamed for saying this but “oh well”. No one will ever convince me that the Giffords shooting did scare the hell out of Sarah Palin and her family. And, I understand that! If she were my daughter or wife or mother, I would feel the same way!!
But, let’s don’t put the Palins, and Sarah in particular, up on the same pedestal as all the men by the hundreds of thousands who put their country first and then paid the ultimate price for doing so;...................and, in the same vein, let’s not equate her either to those that are still out there in the arena each day taking risks by the hour (Gingrich, Romney, Paul, Santorum), not sitting at home safe around a warm fire in the fireplace knowing full well that there are still crazed shooters out there.
But for those that died, or were turned into mist in the sky by artillery and bombs,or drowned, or flew a disabled plane into the ground, to say nothing of the millions of arms and legs blown off, none of us keyboard crunchers would be here tonight.
Hopefully, since indeed crazed shooters ARE still out there, Gingrich won’t lose his nerve and we get stuck with Romney....................or, jeeezzzz........Obama! Because, clearly, Gingrich is about the only hope us TRUE conservatives have left.