Governor Palin told Judge Napolitano yesterday that she's keeping her cards close to her chest. No one, except Todd and possibly key people involved in the filing process, knows what cards she holds. Unless anyone high up in the Palin army outside of her most inner circle have been sworn to any secrecy, the army has no information. There are millions of us (if you count her Facebook followers) who are ready to stand in support of her should she run, yet we are faced with the prospect she may not.
So here's my suggestion. We don't know what she's planning, but we sure as heck know what we can do. While there are some among us who think she's not running, some who may be considering back up candidates and others who think she is, the various opinions within the Palin army may differ somewhat with the exception of one: we all want her to run.
Differences aside, there is one thing all of us can do. Capitalize on the mass sentiment among her followers that they want her to run. This blogger is proposing that we write loudly and in great numbers not to speculate on what she's going to do, but to encourage her with our support.
We know she knows how we feel. But if we speak up more and let her know loudly and clearly that we have her back and we are ready to swing into action for her immediately, it is this writer's hope that our support will encourage her even more to run.
This is her decision. She has family and career considerations that override what anyone else outside of her immediate circle can tell her. But if the calling is loud, and if she has already decided or is in the process of deciding to run, she will know that she count on millions of Americans to support her.
We are not a conglomeration of special interest groups looking to capitalize on her candidacy. We are not gadfly voters who just vote Republican in support of the candidate for whatever particular ballot is up for a vote on any election day. We are not a fan club. We are Americans who have lost their country and we want our country back.
The interest is this: we know that Sarah Palin can lead us back to a free enterprise system which relies on self reliance and the rule of law. We are not looking for handouts. We are looking for opportunity. Sarah Palin has the resume, the experience, the political philosophy and the recognition needed to run for president. The rest of us don't. If there was someone else among us who better fit the bill of what America needs, we'd be supporting them, not her.
This is not about putting her up on the pedestal. Without us, she can't win. Without a desire to renew and restore America, we are just the same electorate we were in 2006 when we paid no attention to the progressives burrowing underneath the surface ready to strike and snag our country out from under us in 2008.
We are the movement. We believe in small Constitutional common sense government. There are enough Americans out there that want to work hard to be successful, to own homes and raise families. There are enough Americans out there who want to run businesses or reap the rewards of hard work in industries that are right now too tightly regulated to expand into or to grow. We don't want to all end up on a social welfare program where we beg our government for hand outs and rely on our government for our health care.
We're scared that everything we have been taught growing up is going to go by the wayside. I'm unemployed. A friend is losing his house. Another is homeless, living out of a hotel. My former boss is keeping the company that laid me off afloat with Elmer's glue and bubble gum because the economy is so bad. He doesn't know if it will survive. We are paying over $3.00 a gallon at the pump. Food prices are subtly and slowly going up.
The rich are not getting richer. The number of million dollar income earners is dropping each year under Obama. The median household income has been falling since the mid 2000's. Businesses are being wiped out by regulations and the tax structure. I could go on and on.
THIS IS NOT AMERICA!
Some will say we have other candidates who are committed to repealing Obamacare, deregulation, energy production and lower taxes. In any other election at any other time in our history, most of these candidates would be fine. This writer is a lifelong Republican and I would have no problem supporting the eventual nominee. But do I believe if the nominee is someone other than Sarah Palin that I can be as confident and optimistic in the outcome? No.
If Sarah Palin doesn't run, ending the Obama regime and moving back toward what our country was before we were awakened by the socialist monster that stepped out of our political closet will be better than what we have now. But would it be the dream? No. It would be the end of the nightmare for sure. Life would go on.
I'm going to end up being able to get a job again if Palin doesn't run. I'll still have a business opportunity that my partner and I are working on that could result in my being able to work in the business full time at some point within the next year or so. But because there is no capital in the market, finding investors and business capital is going to require perseverance far beyond that required of aspiring entrepreneurs in the past.
If we're going to have a fertile environment in which to pursue the American dream, it will require all of us to work hard. Obama is the excuse why we can't be successful. Remove that excuse and we can move forward. But why not move forward, struggling, working hard, recovering from the damage of the last two presidential election cycles with hope and optimism like we did when Ronald Reagan brought us out of the last political disaster?
Sarah Palin is that hope and optimism which we need to keep us going when the snow pushes back the foot that slows from exhaustion. She is not the "messiah." She is not going to put gas in our car or pay our mortgages for us. But, she is going to be that feeling we have everyday that things are getting better. It will be up to us to make it happen. But having a competent president beholden to no one but the American people is the only way for it to work. So write loudly and let Governor Palin know how we feel.
If the sound of "Run, Sarah, Run" keeps getting louder and louder every day; if the anchors who interview her on television keep asking her if she's running; and if she hears us crying out for her to help us, just maybe she will help us save our country and go down in history as not only the first female president, but as the greatest president we've had since Ronald Reagan.
Sarah, the next time you're at a rally and you hear people desperately calling out your name, listen to the tone in their voices.
Palinistas, lets let Sarah hear our voices.
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