Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Sarah Palin a better king maker than GOP candidate
Posted on 05/13/2011 6:17:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Mark Steyn says he has a soft spot for Tim Pawlenty and believes he may be the last man standing to challenge Obama in 2012. He also says Newt wont be President and that Trump isnt conservative and trashes his demonization of China as the single source of all that ails us.
As for Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, Steyn says he wouldnt advise them to enter the field of 2012 GOP candidates. He says Sarah Palin would make a better king-maker and Huckabee should stick with his successful Fox News show.
I think so......
Sounds like Steyn sees it about the way I do...
Waiting for the RINO accusations to begin......
Eww Tim pawlenty? Might as well bring up the corpse of Bob Dole
Pawlenty isn’t bad on substance, but if that was decisive Barack Obama would not be President. Palin may end up having to run.
Steyn is Canadian, so I assume that he can’t vote in the U.S., despite all of the things that he says about the U.S. and U.S. politicians. Still, I like him a lot, and he’s very funny.
He certainly missed the “Mark”.
The “kingmaker” meme is code for shut up and stay in the background....be our slave and raise money/recruits. While you’re at it, fix us a sandwich and get a beer..
“Mark Steyn says he has a soft spot for Tim Pawlenty and believes he may be the last man standing to challenge Obama in 2012.”
When substituting for Rush, Mark also was angrily slamming the Constitutionalists (popularly known via Leftist demeaning terminology as the “Birthers”).
So that, plus his Pawlenty fandom, and dissing of Sarah Palin makes suddenly three things I vigorously disagree with the redoubtable Steyn on.
Ah well, I’m not fully on board with everything that comes from the formidable pen of VDH either.
If Palin doesn't run, she is a NOBODY and who cares what she has to say? She's hardly on FNC and when she is, it's only for brief snippets. She's an exGovernor and a failed candidate for VEEP ( not her fault,but just saying......)..........which amounts to nothing, should she not run. And I say this being a supporter of hers.
Unlike the vast majority of others, who are/are talked about being in the GOP primaries, her closets have been emptied, we know everything about her. She needs to run now, before her time has passed!
I never did think that the Huckster would run and he shouldn't.
I agree with him. With Newt, Romney, Pawlenty and whoever all running in a pack in the high teens, whoever Plain backs wins. The smart move by one of these guys is to tap her as VP again.
Can’t lead if you can’t WIN.
SPOT ON !
I didn’t hear anger in his voice. I really like the guy. BUT, Sarah will make a better *queen*maker, IMO, fighting for her *own* Presidency. Bob
I refrain from disparaging remarks about Steyn, a mind and sensibility I stand in awe of. I do, however, hope he writes a column in full on his thoughts about Palin. Why should she be a kingmaker? Why shouldn’t she run? I truly want to know his thoughts.
/agree with Steyn. I’ve been saying this about Palin for a while now.
Let her use her political capital to continue as a pundit. When she is proved right time after time, she’ll be in a position where the democraps can’t attack her as effectively. Then, if she wisely takes a cabinet position as, say, Secretary of Energy, she’ll have even more experience and capital than before.
Everyone is too damned impatient in politics these days. Which is NOT to say that our need is not pressing, but there are others than can step up like Herman Cain who have a better shot.
Yes, I said it: Herman Cain has a better shot than Palin.
Right now I suspect the lady sees it the same way.....The looming election is a crapshoot. Can conservative and honest voters overcome the machinations of a well-organized opposition with nothing to fear if they violate electon law ? Looked at dispassionately the 2008 presidential election resulted in the dominance of an urban minority. Given that history why should the radical/progessive wing of the DNP change its tactics ? We’re already seeing incremental steps to re-inforce that result almost daily.... >PS
How about this idea. Let them all enter the primaries and let us decide.
Steyn can say all he wants. The primary winner will rise to the top with a clear lack of fear of calling Obama AND the media what they are and showing the world exactly that.
Besides a fighter, the winner will address the issues, unlike the hate and fear mongering lying DemoRats.
So, let the games begin :-)
Oh he was plenty pissed. Saying he knew much more history about what has been traditionally considered “naturally born”, than any “birther”.
But look, I don’t have the time to listen to Rush much, and Steyn even less, so I don’t have a lot of background on his usual vocal inflections and cadence.
Agreed, on Governor Palin. She is the one.
None of those, whom you named, has a chance in hell of beating Obama and WHY should Palin be relegated to the VP spot, yet again, on a failed ticket? Newt and Romney are so easily destroyed ( they've mostly done it to themselves )and Pawlenty is a gigantic yawn fest with no grassroots backing!
If Palin doesn't run and win the primaries, not only will Obama win, but the GOP WILL lose the House and you can forget about any pickups in the Senate.
Good points. Steyn is a brilliant writer, but a secular conservative. Like Charles Krauthammer and Jonah Goldberg, Steyn can perceptively diagnose our problems but fails to offer real solutions. We need a spiritual revival in addition to tax and budget cuts.
Thank you, Mark, for unwittingly admitting to your abject terror at the very thought of a President Palin. You can run, but you can't hide... because Sarah's coming.
I like almost all of what Marc Steyn writes. He is brilliant.
But there are also large territories that he doesn’t cover.
What does he think about the Right to Life? I don’t really know.
What does he think about strong Christian dedication? I don’t really know.
What does he think about Christian family principles? I don’t know.
I’m not faulting him for any of that. But if Marc was running for public office (I guess he can’t run for POTUS), I’d certainly like to know the answers to those questions.
Tim Pawlenty is kind of a weak midget compared to Sarah. He wouldn’t have a chance fighting the MSM and all the forces of evil and corruption. And while his principles are sound, I’m not sure if he’s strong enough to stick to them under the kind of pressure he would face.
Cain would be easily destroyed by Obama, the MSM, and the other DEMs! Enough of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION candidates! Blacks won't vote for Cain, there aren't enough guilt ridden whites to vote for him, he has NO political experience and that really DOES matter! And nobody has even a glimmer of an idea about what lurks in his closets.
Stuff that mordant stupidity about a cabinet post; that's utterly USELESS!
Palin's time is now or never!
As I mentioned once, Timmy can borrow Sarah’s steel spine, if she decides not to run. He could use it. Moreover, I can’t seem to keep awake when I listen to him speak.
He's only been in office a few months, for crying out loud! Leave the man alone !
I doubt Palin would bother running for VP on a ticket with either of these can't win candidates.
What we need is Palin/West or West/Palin
Can't you see the libRats and the main slime media trying to fight against that team? First off, their favorite weapon, the RACE CARD would be canceled, over drawn.
The left’s RACE CARD was in full throttle against Justice Thomas and Keyes; even when Keyes used the damned RACE CARD himself, several times over, in the past.
I too, like Steyn a lot, but this is a brain fart. She’s not a king-maker. King-makers have general universal respect. Any liberal comments about Palin show their baseless derision so she’s not going to change any of their minds.
2012 is a deathmatch. She wins and we can roll back the last twenty yrs of this bs. She loses and insurrection starts. We can’t send in the second string anymore.
Voters respect and admire her so much that they'll vote for virtually anyone she asks them to...
...but not her.
Really? Really? You honestly believe that? C'mon. Get a grip. If the voters have that much respect for her political wisdom, it will be just as (if not much more) effective when she herself is the brass ring waiting inside the voting booth.
Just think about what you're saying, and look at how ridiculously incongruous the two positions juxtapose each other. I know how much the Left (and, sadly, the Old Boy Network RINO's) would love to get you to actually swallow this mindless, unthinking slop.
But their desperate flailing at retaining control of their power is no excuse for you to put your brain on "hold" and forfeit the bright future America has in store with simple, effective, Constitutionally grounded leadership.
If Sarah can effectively lead the masses to elect others, she can lead them to give her the helm for the next 8 years.And that's all we need to take our country back, and rid ourselves of the scourge of the Beltway weasels.
Everyone seems to be assuming that Sarah will not run. But if she does not, she will have the power to veto any of the other candidates - and I think that is a good thing. She holds the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. The other candidates had beetr have nice things to say about her.
This might have been news yesterday, Mark is great, but like all of us he occasionally wrong. This nonsense uses up a lot of his good will.
I asy: Lt. Col (Congressman) Allen West would leave Cain in the dust.
Pawlenty comes from a blue collar back ground. A meat packing, union town, I believe. After all, that was his answer to every single question in the first debate.
LOL. Kinda like this?
If Palin doesn't run, not only will her time have passed, but she has no standing. Sure, YOU and others might be interested in what she has to say, but that isn't how politics and our nation works. Who gave a damn what Harold Stassen had to say, for instance, after he ran and ran and ran for president? Who cares what the Huckster has to say now?
I never claimed that Sarah "NEEDS" an elected office, for anyone to care what she has to say; however, if she doesn't run, now, she's a has been; someone who failed to enter the fray, when she could have. It doesn't make her look good.
I keep seeing West put on the front or back of people’s ‘dream ticket’. West had a nice military career and has been in congress for five months. Has he given any indication that he is at all interested in running for a higher office?
But, did he serve in Viet Nam?
And FWIW...............I do believe that she IS going to run.
Don’t know of any time that Mark Steyn has been wrong...and he seems to continue his record here (hard as that is to accept).