Skip to comments.Palin, Walker and a Missed Opportunity
Posted on 06/06/2012 6:37:20 PM PDT by shibumi
I personally like Sarah Palin quite a bit. Obviously she's an attractive woman. That never hurts for a start. Added to that, there is depth of character, exemplified by her choosing life for her most recent child and her successful marriage. These are qualities that drive the rabble on the left wild. Someone out there actually walks the walk that they talk.
That said, I find myself frustrated over that cat and mouse game she has played with her non-candidacy on the heels of her abdication of the Alaskan Governorship.
I suppose this came to mind today in the light of Scott walker showing just how a Governor can do the right thing in an extremely hostile environment and survive the challenges that ensue. (Did I just say "survive?" Heck, Walker just curb stomped his opposition in masterful fashion.)
Sarah Palin has been attacked from the left for a supposed lack of historical acumen and intellectual depth. While giving a pass to amorphous figures running on a Liberal agenda the consensus seems to be that anyone aspiring to office from the Right must have a blend of Jeffersonian practicality along with Platonic sophistication and the historical perspective of Gibbon and Voltaire.
Palin, her handlers and her faithful have all danced around trying to rationalize and/or disprove her intellectual credentials, not realizing that the lack thereof is not a liability. It is, in fact what makes her likeable and trustworthy.
The presentation does not even have to be Reaganesque. It can be as simple as this:
"I'm not an economic expert, but I'll put people in the Cabinet who understand Capitalism, the negative impact of taxes and the dynamics of a free market.
I'm not a soldier. But I'll give the Generals a long leash and a simple mission. And playing politics won't be part of their job description.
I love my family. You're free to love who you will and have whatever happiness you can eke out in this life. But you'll not mock and trash the Christian traditions of this nation while doing it.
You are welcome to emigrate here. Go wait in line or sign up for the military. Serve in the nation's defense and earn your citizenship.
Drill, Baby, Drill!
I sure as heck don't know it all. But I'll find good people."
Simple statements like these could have been readily understood by the voters and grasped by her less-than-Phi-Beta-Kappa mind. She would not have to worry about flubbing in public because she could say these things in her own inimitably folksy sort of way.
But instead, we have the faithful trying to make out that her judgement, strategy and acumen are above reproach. They've ruined a perfectly good candidate with over adulation.
The current usurpatious resident of the White House should be ample proof that great sophistication is no prerequisite for a successful candidacy. And the Walker Win in Wisconsin shows that making the hard choices and sticking by them is a winning strategy.
Without discussion we stagnate.
Bless your little heart!
Ping for your Two Cents Worth.
Heck, make it a quarter!
I agree. I greatly admire her, but I had even higher hopes for her this year. Prepare now to get flamed mercilessly.
and a pant load.
Just a guess? Not meant as an insult, but I am pretty sure that you are not a MOM, it’s a whole different perspective!
It’s unseasonably cold here in the Midwest anyway.
(And by inviting commentary, I in no way imply that I take it seriously.)
I like Palin but am frustrated with her.
I like Plain but she lacks intellectual credentials.
I like Palin but she has less-than-Phi-Beta-Kappa mind, it’s ok because she is folksy.
I like Paling but she has to much adulation.
I like Plain but she is not very sophisticated.
Are you sure you like her?
Comparing Palin and her challenges with Walker and Wisconsin are not really apples to apples. Walker has been fantastic, don’t get me wrong, but he is being attacked politically and on policy. Palin was being personally and legally attacked. As Alaska government is set up, they were simply going for frivolous suit and frivolous suit, and she was stuck footing the bill.
I can still second guess her decision making and would have at least liked to see her finish her term and just not run for reelection, but she did what she did because it clearly seemed to be the right decision at the time. Palin has more than proven her mettle in terms of being able to take heavy fire and standing her ground. Both she and Walker are excellent leaders for our movement in the years to come.
No, but I’m a Dad. Does that count for anything?
Don’t write Mrs.Palin off just yet.
I believe she will play an important part in
the future history of our nation.
I think her decision not to run this cycle
is probably the smartest decision she has
Quite sure. I’d be happy to vote for her.
If she would just run.
Nice try at stirring crap, I’m sure you’ll succeed somewhat.
Second Palin hit thread I’ve seen today, earlier one was how much the troll liked her new facelift so much.
Leftist freaks are getting worried.
I hope you’re right.
I don't know her mind, but I do know she most likely prayed about this and gave it thoughtful consideration and decided to do what was best. She doesn't see herself as God. Only those that worship her. I admire Sarah very much and would have loved to see her stay on as Governor or run for president, but she is also a leader and leaders make decisions that they believe are right no matter how unpopular.
God bless Sarah Palin she has smoked out the devil just by being her awesome self. She is an outstanding human being. Maybe God told her she needed to take a break. She certainly deserves it as does her family.
I feel the same way,shibumi. What was all the cat and mouse playing about anyway? There is not a doubt in my mind that she was going to run. Palin gave every indication (the bus tour, the non-answers to the repeated questions) that she would run, then - POOF - nope - not running. I am extremely frustrated with her.
I despise Romney, but I guess this upcoming election, since there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between him and the kenyan, I will do what 99% of the blacks did the last election. I’m going to vote color. Screw it. Like they say, “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.”
As long as she was a potential candidate people wanted to see/hear her and buy her books. She kept that going as long as possible.
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