Why not? Sarah Palin is conservatism, with a libertarian bent. She helped McCain bring in more votes then the Grand Old Parties pick of Mitt Romney. I don’t see any reason to not have her as a candidate. What? you say she cannot win? that your opinion or one created for you by the leftist media says she is to radical? Half of the crap said about Sarah Palin is made up talking points from the Democrats state run media. If she had full bore camera time to speak directly to the American public she no doubt could make the case. She has been a bright light in the otherwise dark world of the GOP. She has hand picked conservative candidates and has a record of success with getting them elected. We know the K Street Republicans and the I-95 Washington to New York corridor Republicans don’t want her, that just makes her even more attractive. It seems to me those people have a losing record on their choices in both McCain and Romney. I am not buying into its someone’s “turn”, like say Paul Ryan, though I would be more then happy to help him win in 2016, but don’t tell me its his “turn”. This is America and almost 60M people turn out each time to vote for a candidate for the Republican Party, how nice it would be to have someone we believe in and not someone we have to get behind.
Mitt Romney was fine, for the GOP but the truth is he was last on many a conservatives list. We of course didn’t help our cause by pointing out this fact, with tweets and write-ups saying “while he wasn’t my first pick”. Democrats have Biden, will he have his “turn”? if so imagine how awesome a female conservative as the first woman running for President on the Republican ticket would be. I know, its early, plenty of time to get down to the who, what, where, when and how in the hell did that idiot get our nomination time, but its something to chew on to make yourself feel good, if you like me are a conservative and not just a Republican. Sarah Palin 2016
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.
In 2008, Palin, running as my party’s vice presidential candidate, was widely supposed to have cost John McCain the election. But that wasn’t so. A national exit poll conducted by CNN asked voters whether Palin was a factor in their voting. Of those who said yes, 56% voted for McCain versus 43% for Barack Obama.
Furthermore, Mitt Romney, the GOP’s anointed contender this year, got almost a million fewer votes than McCain did in 2008. (Meanwhile, President Obama, although winning reelection, lost far more voters than the Republicans, with nearly 7 million fewer voters checking his name on their ballots than did in 2008).
Millions of Americans didn’t much care for Obama and his Obamacare spending blowout, but they didn’t feel like voting for Romney either. Some said that Romney didn’t resonate with recession-hit blue-collar folks in swing states because he “looked like the boss who outsourced their jobs,” as one blog commenter quipped.
Gabriel Malor, writing for the New York Daily News’ blog, pinpointed another reason: By focusing his campaign mostly on serious economic and political issues such as the national debt and tax incentives, Romney failed to take into account the fact that large segments of the electorate neither know nor care much about serious economic and political issues. What they — a group sometimes euphemistically called “uninformed voters” — do know and care about are the tugs on their emotions, fears, revulsions and heart strings provided by hours and hours of uninterrupted television watching .
The Democrats understood how to reach that constituency. When a barrage of Obama campaign TV ads told them that the GOP wanted to take away their contraceptives or that Bain Capital killed someone’s wife, they took notice. When Obama strolled the hurricane-stricken beaches of New Jersey in his bomber jacket, they were snowed. As Malor put it, Obama won on “binders, Big Bird, birth control and blame Bush.”
Palin can more than keep up with the Democrats in appealing to voters’ emotions. Hardly anyone could be more blue collar than Palin, out on the fishing boat with her hunky blue-collar husband, Todd. Palin is “View”-ready, she’s “Ellen”-ready, she’s Kelly-and-Michael-ready.
A Palin “war against women”? Hah! Not only is she a woman, she’s got a single-mom daughter, Bristol, to help with the swelling single-mom demographic. On social issues, Palin, unlike Romney, has been absolutely consistent. And let’s remember that most Americans, whatever their view of choice, disapprove of most abortions.
Gay marriage? Palin opposes it. But she is also a strong advocate of states’ rights, and I’m betting she’d be fine with letting states and their voters grapple with the issue on their own. Remember that all of America didn’t swing toward approval of gay marriage on Nov. 6. Three reliably blue states and their voters did. If she were smart, Palin would recruit a member of her impressive gay fanboy base — yes, she has one — to help run her campaign. I nominate Kevin DuJan of the widely read gay conservative blog HillBuzz, a Palin stalwart since 2008.
Palin’s son Track is an Iraq war veteran, so she can be proudly patriotic without being labeled another George W. Bush, looking to do aggressive nation-building. She seems aware there is only one nation in need of building right now: America.
Furthermore, looks count in politics, and Palin at age 48, has it all over her possible competition, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be 69 by election day 2016 and who let someone talk her into adopting the flowing blond locks of a college student, making her look like Brunnhilde in a small-town Wagner production. Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.
the big number out of all the numbers was the 56% who said they voted for McCain because of Palin. I know my household did and I know that we worked our butts off when he announced her. She was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dismal election season. I believe had McCain had a backbone and voted no on the bailouts for the banks they could have won it. Americans were screaming no and Obama waited until McCain voted and the whole “suspending” the campaign to go help out the bankers was a bridge to far, even for Sarah Palin to help. So some will deride the idea and a majority of those will have a position in the K Street crew or 95 corridor crew or are a Republican “conservative” for programming on leftist media. I would just counter them with myself, as a American conservative mother of two she is someone I respect and would hit the dirt to GOTV for.