Skip to comments.Pitch-Perfect Palin
Posted on 10/06/2011 5:36:15 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
Last night, Sarah Palin's statement -- and her breaking news interview with Mark Levin -- stressed some extremely important ideas. As such, her not running might well be among the least important topics she touched on. Yes, I know that's the news that everybody was waiting for -- but what interested me most was what Palin said about her vision for America and how she said it. It was crafted very intentionally --and it was simply pitch-perfect. Palin spoke of ideas and priorities. These were above and beyond what particular position she -- or anyone else -- might play in our arena of ideas. That she's still very much in the arena -- and planning on making a difference -- is obvious.
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Note to the Wizard and seohyc, this is how a thinking MAN reacts to last night's statement by Governor Palin.
I heard the interview and was extremely dissapointed but I do believe she will be a great campaigner for whoever gets the nod and extremely instrumental in helping to keep them in line with their “promises”.
Well said! Thank you!
I am bereft with no where to turn.
If I was ruled by emotion I would be very very upset. However, I cannot allow emotions to rule in this case. Sarah if she ran could have won and trounced Obama as would any candidate that the GOP put forward. Sarah will work harder than the nominee to get recruits elected to stifle the liberal agenda and turn this country around. If her success rate is as good as the last cycle we could have a veto proof Senate and another 75 more conservative seats in the House. So with the help of Jim Demint and dare I say Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC. We should be encouraged and look forward to watching it happen and participate in the process. Sarah ain’t going anywhere and neither should we right?
This is a good statement from her. I was not as emotionally involved with the Palin candidacy as a lot of people here, but evidently many people placed a lot of unrealistic hopes in her personally and she had moved from being a political figure with good ideas and possibly the ability to carry them out to being some kind of savior. I don’t see much difference between that and the people who burst into tears and fainted every time Obama came out on stage.
I wonder if perhaps she realized this - and she didn’t like it. I think she is genuinely committed to her ideas, not to being anybody’s personal savior, and perhaps she saw leaving politics this time around as being the best way of separating the two.
It will be interesting to see what she does next.
A few thoughts...
1. Game off.
2. I guess our Sarahs eluctable after all
3. Something about Sun Tzu
4. Is our Sarah still living in their heads rent free 24/7 driving them crazy while she does it her way, or are they chrarging her rent while she does not drive them crazy and does not do it her way?
5. Is our Sarah still playing pan-dimensional chess while all others are playing checkers and soiling their diapers at the thought of her running?
6. Did I mention Sun Tzu?
Later in her interview she discussed her hate for crony capitalism. She would surely be better able to rail against it from outside rather than from within. She is not going awway.
Wrap up everything that is Sarah Palin, and stuff it all into a body politic, and that is what we need in a leader today.
I do believe the most important thing we can take away from her announcement is the part about NOT running third party as she is actually saying the Republican’s weren’t going to let her run on the ‘R’ ticket. The RINO leadership entrenched in that party are in it for Romney. He bought and paid for that protection. She would have tromped the bastard. Nobody else in the running could kick Romney’s butt like she could.
That’s my take on it. Flame away.
With her decision, she is in a better position to be the Mom her children need her to be and maybe she and Todd and their family can finally enjoy some peaceful time out of the spotlight of media speculation and hatred.
I believe she was waiting to see if a candidate other than Romney or Perry would move forward. I think if Cain hadn’t surged, she would have run.
I think she (rightly) believes she can do more good doing what she is doing and she will try to ensure Romney and other RINOs will not be our candidate.
If Romney were to get elected, she knows exactly where to apply pressure. If she were to run she would be pressured to be “attractive” to moderate voters. I don’t think she wanted to fight that battle and I don’t think that is her mission.
Her mission is to effect change in the way our government works, no compromise. If she were on the inside, who, with her influence, could keep up that kind of pressure on the outside without fear of reprisals from the press and the electorate? No one.
Let me be the first to call for Palin as head of the RNC. Lord knows we MUST get rid of the current a$$hat.
I think you are correct about her not wanting to be idolized, but the millions of dollars she was making doing appearances surely had an impact too.
I’m wondering what is unseen in Palin’s decision here — were she and her family threatened to “stand down or else” by very very powerful people???
Jus sayin ... ‘s possible ...
I agree with you. I don’t think the elites were going to let her near the nomination. She would have had to fight them, the press, the left and Obama. She is MUCH freer to state the truth by not running.
That thought crossed my mind too.
LOL whatever helps you sleep at night
What is the half-life of a 1/2 term governor and VP candidate on a losing ticket? Five years? Perhaps six and after that, pffft.
Sarah’s done more, innovated more (facebook posts) than any national leader
—direct retorts to President Obama,
key speeches— crony capitalism speech.
She is an innovator in national politics.
She will be written in textbooks 50 years from now.
President Obama? That weird fellow from Indonesia who croaked the
Democrat party and was a one term president.
I was speculating on a possible reason that she chose not to run. I sleep fine at night, thanks very much, and that has nothing at all to do with the actions or non-actions of ANY politician/public figure.
Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
I thought all along that she was very unlikely to make her family run the gauntlet of press jackals again. She just as too many young ones still at home who could sustain lasting damage from that experience.
>>> She will support Perry. >>>
Her emphasis on energy as the most important building block of rolling back fundamental change could lead one to this very conclusion.
I am bereft with no where to turn.
You’re not alone. There are many of us with you, but I am considering all I know about Sarah Palin and trying to come to terms with her decision.
It was the right thing for her family ~ I am convinced of that. Sarah is tireless in speaking out and I am now hoping/praying/assuming she will take a very public role in the run-up to the 2012 election.
With her help maybe we can capture the Senate and also get a good conservative in the WH. She will be tireless in reminding them of their promises and what is expected of them, so maybe in that way she is serving our country, although it’s not the way you, I and others like us wished she would.
Hang in there Louis. You have plenty of company here.
That was perfect pitch. Of the current candidates or even the might have beens, who has the courage to say government IS the problem? ABO will not reverse the tide. Only someone who truly believes this can and will do it.
If she were president, she could actually implement these policies, many by executive order. Even as nominee, she could strongly advocate for them. Not as some back bencher, political pundit. She said NOTHING (I could stop right there and be accurate) specific. Supposedly, with no title, she is free to speak her mind, well ....... we are waiting.
Drill in ANWR? Never heard that before. Stop Obama? Brilliant! WOW! I'm stunned by the brilliance.
Actually Sarah has a new title. “Irrelevant”
from a VERY disappointed FORMER supporter. I guess the people who suggested she was just in it for the money, were RIGHT!
Oh, AND the people who said she was a “QUITTER”, were also correct.
Oh, AND the people who said she was a “QUITTER”, were also correct.
Guess Georgette Mosbacher and her fellow travelers told Sarah to take a hike...
That would make it pretty hard for her to support Perry then, wouldn't it?
Many have already commented on the damage done to Piper by the molesting media...
Sarah Palin in the Brett Favre of politics.
“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss issues. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt
Palin discussed ideas. You seem disappointed she didn’t discuss specific issues and obsessed with her personal part in the puzzle. Maybe filter this through the quote above.
My grandfather was an old-school Harry Truman Democrat who was highly regarded in local party circles. They were always after him to run for local office.
Although he would have done a fantastic job, he steadfastly refused every time, soley over the issue of what would likely happen to his family as a result of the campaign.
Anybody in the extended family who had a drinking problem, a criminal record, a child out of wedlock, etc. would have been fair game.
Slimeball politics keeps many good, decent and capable people like my grandfather and Sarah deterred from holding office.
Sad...one wonders how many of those good and decent people have 'opted out'of public service for this very reason. A pox on these media vultures...
>>> Guess Georgette Mosbacher and her fellow travelers told Sarah to take a hike..
Pretty much everybody else did too. Why should Georgette be left out ?
“Thats my take on it. Flame away.”
My take, also. Maybe if we get enough “rowdy” Conservatives at the convention, we could pull off a “draft” for Ms. Sarah. Otherwise, I am not very optimistic for the future of this great country.
“I was speculating on a possible reason that she chose not to run.”
Perhaps Mikey wasn’t around in those years of the slick willie regime.
“Hang in there Louis. You have plenty of company here.”
“What is the half-life of a 1/2 term governor and VP candidate on a losing ticket? Five years? Perhaps six and after that, pffft.”
Spoken with such erudition.
Nicely done, CEW. The comment section was generally good reading too. Can’t quite say the same about some of the posts in this thread. I guess for some FReepers, politics will never be anything but mudwrestling.
Who is your candidate? Oh let me guess slick Rick, or maybe Mr. Looney Tunes Paul?
I do not think anyone cares what you have to say unless it is how to use a plunger.
jg, I think she has successfully established herself in the World of Politics in this country. I think her riding horseback over the herd of free range truths out there in conjunction with the TEA Party is the best route for her, and for us under the circumstances.
Our job is IMO to continue the march towards a sane, and conservative Congress. There’s too much focus on the POTUS, and NOT enough on pulling the proverbial chain, and flushing the Congressional Bowl of DemoRATS, and RINO’s. There was some success in 2010, but those we succeeded in electing need reinforcements, and we need the Senate.
DemoRATS are an easy target as we know who they are, and can work against them. It’s the RINO’s that need to be identified for general public consumption, and taken out. People other than Political Junkie’s, and FReepers (redundant) don’t really know enough about the RINO’s. We cannot fail in getting the message across. The message being RINO’s are stealth DemoRATS should cover it IMO.
You know, you’ve posted this on every Palin thread I’ve seen today. I’m sure you’re excited to demonstrate your mastery of the fine art of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, but really, it’s kind of getting quite...boring. It wasn’t that clever a comment the first time, let alone the 12th.
Yes, and “All war is based on deception” was a tad tiring after the first 3,000,000 times. How many times did you complain about that? I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Ahhh so.
On Wednesday I bought and watched The Undefeated. She is a remarkable lady, the Gold Standard for what a political servant should be. There could be no better standard bearer for us conservatives. However, she is not gone. She will still be the hall monitor for those running and a great political booster for those she chooses.