Skip to comments.Palin Factor Starts To Emerge in GOP Race
Posted on 01/21/2012 12:33:06 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Who is the leader of the Not-Romney movement within todays GOP?
Is it Newt Gingrich, whose surge in the South Carolina opinion polls puts him within striking distance of front-runner Mitt in tomorrows vote?
Is it Ron Paul, whose dedicated core of hard-money but isolationist supporters gives him 15 to 20% in every Republican contest?
Or is it Rick Santorum, recently endorsed by a raft of Christian evangelical leaders?
For my dollar, the leader is Sarah Palin, whose endorsements continue to carry more weight among conservatives than any other national figure and who is well-positioned to play a king-making role in the 2012 elections similar to her Mama Grizzly performance guiding the Republican surge in 2010.
How did this happen? Shes not running. Shes in Alaska. Since declaring herself a non-candidate at the beginning of October, Mrs. Palin has kept a pretty low profile.
Until recently, her main contribution to the political discourse was castigation of Congressional insider trading,a practice exposed by one of her SarahPac advisors, Hudson Institute fellow Peter Schweitzer, in a new book called Throw Them All Out. That expose gave rise to competing Congressional reform bills, the best of which would make it illegal for Federal legislators to routinely do what Raj Rajaratnam.
Before that, at a much-noted speech to Iowa Tea Partiers back in August, Mrs. Palin the political wordsmith injected crony capitalism into the public discussion. That phrase has captured the corrupt connivance between Big Business and Big Government which challenged the anti-business protestations of the Occupy crowd....
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She didn't drop out.....she never had the courage to get in.
And, the article says that her endorsement is the king maker.....ok, exactly whom has she endorsed in this consets?
Possible Gingrich/Palin ticket coming?
Santorum is also showing his true colors, which are, when he is behind, he gets that Little Boy “ME TOO! ME TOO!”, “But I did this, and I did that” when I was a somebody, and brags about his rather sad, moderate record, as if he was some stellar conservative in the Senate. (When he was not even close.)
Santo, reminds me of Huckabee. Almost a carbon copy, who won Iowa, touted his shaky, moderate record as “conservative” and who brags himself up while his audience is being put to sleep by his lack of personality.
LOL. That’s pretty ignorant. What axe do you have to grind? Your statement only makes it clear that there is one - because the statement itself is foolish and ignorant.
You can hate her all you want, but saying something like that is, well, dumb.
If Newt falters, which, we must admit, is possible...
And if it becomes clear, as it will, that Romney cannot beat Obama...
Now, now; too early to figure out who the idiots are!
I think that a Rubio or Allen West might be a better choice ....................................................I’d love to see West in there, There are several high ranking officers out there that would crap in their pants if he was VP. Talk about payback.
Your thoughts about Sarah makes YOUR future thoughts about anything on FR also irrelevant.
Her intrinsic authenticity and honesty gives her immense credibility with conservatives.
I hadnt thought about that, but you are right. In particular the ones who havent get their third star.
It’s funny watching people click on Palin threads to call her irrelevant. The irony is astounding.
How can anyone possibly claim she's influenced the race when she was silent?
I don't know why they give the credit for having Republican smart voters to Sarah Palin.
Palin’s doing GREAT right where she is. Having far more influence than she ever could have as a presidential or VP candidate. LOOK at the effect she had on this S. Carolina race. I really don’t want her to stop doing whatever she’s doing now ...because it’s working. They can’t attack her — and she’s free to operate. Perfect.
Newt will know whether it’s right to select her as VP, or not. Leave it up to him.