Skip to comments.Hey GOP, take the Palin cure
Posted on 11/17/2012 11:59:23 AM PST by Bratch
The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn't emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign's attempt to turn out voters via technology.
But I've got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016.
You think I'm joking? Think again.
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Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she's right. I can't see what's wrong with that.
Charlotte Allen writes frequently about feminism, politics and religion.
Shes the reason GOP turnout 2008 > 2012.
Voting Died.... Nov..6th.... wake up...
The ongoing ignorance by too many within the entire GOP of all voter fraud is very bizarre.
I really think that the GOP lost this election when they stabbed her in the back during and after her VP campaign. If they had stood by her, she would’ve been re-elected Governor of Alaska, and from there, with Party support, could’ve mounted a credible Presidential campaign. No way in hell she would’ve gotten fewer votes than McCain, and she probably would’ve gotten quite a few more, particularly in those critical swing state places like southern Pennsylvania and Ohio.
But Biden won't be the nominee.
Face facts folks. If they'll murder infants, they'll do anything!
With ‘Great Oz’?
She is and was the most talented politician of her generation. What the crappy GOP did to her is unforgivable. If Reagan had run in 2008, he would have been destroyed (or nearly destroyed) by the likes of Steve Schmidt and Karl Rove and the Lamestream Media.
Real leaders don't back out, or rely on excuses, or shift blame.
But I guess the same applies to Mitt, who didn't bother running for reelection as governor because he didn't think he could win.
TROLL - BACK OFF, attention seeker!
Not actually a response to what I said.
But those caps certainly will attract a lot of attention to you.
GOP turnout will end up higher than 2008 once all the votes are counted.
“Real leaders don’t back out, or rely on excuses, or shift blame. “
Yeah, I guess they stubbornly ignore the financial hardhsip they are inflicting on the people aroound them for their own selfish glory.
Palin left because of the biggest political smear in American history. And it was fueled by the GOP.
Sarah - please run - let the voters decide!
She needs a position of substance somewhere.
For What it's worth and subject to change pending final tallies.
Popular EV Romney/Ryan 59,637,581 47.7% 206 EV McCain/Palin 59,934,814 45.7% 173 EV Net McCain/Palin 29,233 -2.0% -33 EV
That said whomever becomes the nominee in 2016 needs to be someone that can bring enough voters together to defeat the democratic candidate. We surely don't need a 16 year run of democratic control plus however many years into the future the Supreme Court impact of their nominees will be.
Ronald Reagan never quit his office.
I totally agree....go Sarah...
correction to net difference:
29,233 s/b 297,233
Ronald Reagan didn’t have 19 baseless ethics complaints filed against him, complaints that by state law had to be paid for out of Palin’s own pocket. Democratic operatives intentionally tried to destroy her with baseless complaints, knowing she could not afford to pay to defend herself against all of them.
When her appointees began to suffer financially due to the vendetta against her, she removed herself to save THEM from financial ruin.
You need to educate yourself on what the Dems and GOP elite did to Palin. It was criminal.
He/she knows that. for the Dclaration is a troll.
I don’t know how true it is, but it was said that the Romney camp was behind some of the smears and trash digging on Sarah. If so, he reaped what he sowed. Yes, I would have rather had Mitt than Zero, but, just saying..........He also deliberately left her out of the RNC and the Paulbots too. THat’s why he lost so many GOP voters. I’m not a huge fan of Ron Paul, but he did have quit a significant following that should have been brought into the tent.
LOL, what a hope.
2008 was after two terms of Bush and national exhaustion, and during a recession, as an old guy with no money ran against history, and a deity, and the first black president, in one of those throwaway elections.
2012 was the man with all the money and the chips, running against Carter the 2nd, during almost a depression, and the hope is that Romney 'equaled' McCain?
That is pathetic.
He might have if he was put in the same situation. She sacrificed for the good of Alaska.
Thanks for posting. I’ve thought that an Obama re-election makes a Palin presidency more not less likely. After four years of Obama it will not be republican moderation people are begging for. Palin if she decides to pursue a serious run has the qualities that gives liberals problems. She has a working class appeal while being a solid conservative.
Yet Palin is the new Reagan to the conservative movement that she leads and represents.
What a ray of sunshine that her victories are in 2012, after what your man Romney, the Massachusetts Governor did to us.
Go Ted Cruz, Go Deb Fischer, and all you congress people that she supported.
That Romney thing just isn’t working out for you is it?
What influence do you think that he will bring to 2014, and what influence do you think that Governor Palin will bring to 2014?
Palin represents the right of the GOP.
Romney represents the left of the GOP.
Who’s agenda and efforts do you support for 2014?
Did quit his party however.
The GOP wanted nothing to due with Sarah or the tea party..they figured people would vote anyway.. well I guess they were wrong
She should run as the TEAse Party candidate. Because that’s all she does act like the High School tease.
“GOP turnout will end up higher than 2008 once all the votes are counted.”
You mean, like all the military votes that won’t be counted by obamas criminal enterprise?
The worst attacks on Palin, when they came from Repubs, the Repub almost always turned out to be a romniac.
Similarly, the worst attacks on the tea party, when they came from Repubs, the Repub almost always turned out to be a romniac.
I don't know that Romney was behind it. But Repubs who attacked Palin and Repubs who attacked the tea party almost always were Romney supporters.
This is a big reason it was so tough for some conservatives to get behind Romney. Well, that, and his record in Massachusetts. I voted for him in the general but it meant eating some of my words from earlier on when I had said I'd never vote for the guy. I learned to like Romney during the election, but I still don't like romniacs. They can take a flying leap.
Her baggage is our baggage. McCain, and the GOP establishment.
And that’s the closest link that can be posited without specific evidence of those in the inner Romney campaign being sent on destroy missions. RINOs liked Romney, RINOs disdained Sarah. That’s a given. But I’ve seen it accused so many times that Romney sent mercenaries to “get” Sarah. I’d just want to see some reason to believe that beyond suspicion. Romney frankly strikes me as semi-clueless about actual politics.
The single most important individual responsible for conservative gains of the last 4 years, is having concrete accomplishments.
I only hope her success continues, we need her in 2014.
Romney quit his party also, people forget that he turned against the GOP and left the party because of conservatism and Reagan.
It is a response to your TROLL post. Truth is MY attention getter and the truth is YOU ARE A TROLL! Go to DU if you don’t want to be called a TROLL!
Sarah needs to become good at something besides
cheerleading if she should desire to be taken
seriously next presidential election. She should
join a think tank and do some research on economic
issues and/or foreign relations.
I would love to throw all my support behind her but
the media will destroy her if nothing develops within
her. I know it makes many folks angry but it is true.
I believe that it was the MSM and Romney’s failure
to handle the MSM that did him in. Had the media been
neutral Romney would have won by 10-15 percent. Well,
the media was, is, and will be much harder on Palin
than they ever were on Romney. And, don’t think for
a moment that the MSM will be that much closer to
death in 2016 than it is now.
Palin is no Ronald Reagan by a long shot. RR did his
homework, governed one of the strongest economic en-
tities in the world for two terms, and ran against
one the weakest incumbent presidents in US history in
I’m all for Sarah but I’m not sure the Republican party is any longer viable. She may be better off running on the Tea Party ticket.
Ok. You keep the media at bay so enough citizens can hear whoever the candidate is. After all, look at all the trashing Barry got, it’s amazing how he won!/s
You get it. Palin is a joke, but even if she wasn’t, it wouldn’t matter. The Statists have won. They now have more parasites than producers, and in 2016 there will be even more people leeching off the producers who will just vote themselves more free stuff. I have tuned out Limbaugh, Levin, and that moron Hannity who have all said “just wait till 2016! That will be our year!” Yeah, right. Its over. The Republic died in 2008, and it was confirmed dead last week. We are going to be a socialist nanny state. Get used to it. Put on your shackles because there is no going back.
God bless Sarah, but I fear she doesn’t have the temperament to withstand the political torture that comes at a national level. And I’m not even pointing to where she got hounded out of office, a truly bizarre fluke of circumstance and dysfunctional Alaskan law making that possible. But she wouldn’t put her hat in the ring. Sarah, had she stood up to the attacks we CAN’T see, would then almost certainly have ripped Obama from pillar to post and gotten much more voter passion than Mitt did.
I have any number of reasons to not like him politically, but I have come to the conclusion that on a personal level he is a decent and good man.
I don't think he sent his minions out to attack the tea party. They already didn't like us, and they were drawn to him because he was evidently the farthest from being us. In the end I came to the conclusion that I liked Romney as a human being. Its the romniac Rinos I detest.
[ You get it. Palin is a joke, but even if she wasnt, it wouldnt matter. The Statists have won. ]
WRONG... Palin is not a joke.. She is trying to give hope to remaining conservatives..
You are being simplistic.. stop it.. She “gits it”..
YOU may not get it.. except partially..
In November 2016 Sarah Palin will continue to have more quality executive experience that either Barack Obama or Joe Biden.
She has to try.