Skip to comments.Why isnít Sarah running?
Posted on 02/12/2012 3:21:23 PM PST by Lakeshark
Her CPAC speech today was a barn-burner, hitting every conservative, small-government point and pumping out soundbites that will no doubt resonate in the public dialogue for days to come. Some of my favorites:
Drain the Jacuzzi!
This government isnt too big to fail, its too big to succeed.
We dont want an economy built to last, we want an economy built to grow.
This is Obamas Washington.
Her signature line in this speech was The door is open. She meant that political conditions are becoming conducive to a renewed commitment to small government and liberty. Peoples mindsets are changing. We are not governed by the rules of political seasons past; the door is open to choosing our candidates and charting our nations future on a different basis. The door is open to not accepting a continuation of the false compromises of previous decades.
We cant have a candidate who sounds like Mitt Romney, but will lead the way a small-government conservative would. Thats not an option. What were doing in this primary season is coming to grips with that reality. I think Palin knew instinctively that we would have to, before it would make sense for her to jump back into the electoral fray.
She believes God has a plan for her life, and that He gives her a certainty in her spirit about the big choices she has to make. I suspect she has had a peaceful certainty that joining the campaign as a candidate for 2012 was not something she should do. If she were to analyze it, she might say that God knows better than any of us how the voters concerns and expectations are going to change.
Meanwhile, the door is open.
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Okay, professor brilliant, who would that be?
Yeah I mean seriously to go after someone because she makes an honest living is RIDICULOUS. The first thing he mentions is her getting paid, so what, she has made money doing appearances, good for her, hope she continues to make millions she deserves it for all the crap she has had to deal with throughout the years
No you didn’t get hosed. You had a spaz attack on FR because you didn’t get the answer you wanted, despite no promises ever being made to you by Palin.
We were all disappointed Randy. You took it as a personal affront turned disappointment into a ‘Palin Sucks” crusade.
I think she would have liked to run but I would imagine the special needs child she has has to be a very time consuming thing. And she just made a calculation it just wasn’t possible and keep her ultimate priority. As for the tired “Sarah is just in it for the money” crowd. You’ve all really have become a tired act. An odd comment for people who are allededly in favor of a free market economy.
The answer to that question is obvious. Sarah Palin’s name and image was assassinated by the Drive By Liberal Media. If you mention Sarah Palin, many people will think of Tina Fey. It’s happened before to people like Dan Quayle and Katherine Harris. Meanwhile, liberals like Joe Biden say things that boggle the mind and the Washington Press Corps covers it up.
Because there will never be an American President elected whose “fans” (supporters) refer to said person by their first name.
Don't you think she should make her money on the backs of those who badmouthed her instead of those who supported her?
We who helped her were the most used by her.
I'm sick to death of the free ride given her after the lingering nomination she vacated.
Same reason Rush isn't running?
Thank You so much for your totally incorrect summation of my history with Sarah Palin.
If I ever need a spinner for my point of view, I’ll freepmail you so YOU can tell everyone what YOU think I think.
I fully believe she will run in 2016 or even 2020; I just hope that “the system” isn’t too rigged by then so that only the totalitarian Left is firmly in control. I also believe that she is waiting for her moment, when Americans are desperate for a freedom-loving leader, and to allow time to heal the scorching received by the leftists. The one good thing about her character assassination in 2008 is that it will give her some measure of immunization from the full nastiness that could come her way in ‘16 or ‘20. By then, the public will likely hunger for her leadership out of the socialized wildnerness.
I’m sure none here ever uttered the words ‘Ronaldus Magnus” in reference to, in in place of the name Ronald Reagan, and immediately had every reader knowing who we were talking about ;).
I watched woogums have his his spaz attack immediately following her announcement. Your post history does not lie Randy. And in the post above you again whine about how ‘used’ you were.
Man up and stop acting like a liberal.
She's scared and nobody will pay her enough.Why isnt Sarah running?
She's not running for the same reason that Ronald Reagan couldn't have run in 1980 under present law - McCain-Feingold.
Thanks, John! Thanks, Dubbya! Thanks, Sandra Day O'Connor! </sarcasm>
She's just like one of us! Never an elite.
I'll just drive my custom bus to my private plane and fly away to a speaking engagement!
Just like Our Sarah, who is one of us.
Maybe a GONG or a trap door.
How could Sarah stand up to those boys!
Just cause your bus has “County Prisoners” written
on the side is no reason to feel bad.
At least you got to ride.
Considering the high quality of her speeches and articles, she is getting great advice from professionals. Clearly expressed core issues, witty counter punches, and strategic positioning.
She has not even came close to the “If nominated, I shall not run, and if elected, I shall not serve.” statement.
She has earned the money, whether by working on a fishing boat(damned hard job and not for wusses), writing books, doing documentaries or as a commentator on TV and seems to be spending it very shrewdly. She has been a success in what she has done and we could use a real person with a history of self made success in the White House.
Draft Palin 2012
So how much did you donate to pay for HER bus?