Sarah Palin has been giving some ambiguous answers on Fox News during her rounds on the shows earlier this week. She told Eric Bolling that “I would do whatever I could to help." On other shows she's been more content to frame it in the context of whatever she could do to help the conservative cause as someone without a title. She proclaims to love her freedom and not being in the box that a political candidate would have to be in. Is Palin dead set against running so she can keep her other options open or does she have "unconventional" on her mind?
Predicting Palin is like predicting the weather six months out. It simply can't be done. Asking the question doesn't necessary answer it. Looking at the dynamics of the Republican presidential race and the vast matrix of opinions that people have about the former Alaska governor, one would tend to rule out her not offering herself as a candidate as part of a fracas that could occur at a brokered GOP convention in August. However, the most telling argument against this line of thinking comes from liberals themselves.
It's as if liberals have the same senses that animals have before the coming of a tsunami. Smug in their bubbles of manufactured truth and mythical Obamaism, they love the prospect of a second term for our fundamental transformer in chief. One can only picture Glenn Beck doing his imitation of the intellectual with the pipe and smoking jacket to understand how content liberals are as they look at our current field of candidates. Present them with the possibility that Palin could win the GOP nomination at a brokered convention and they fall to pieces.
Just read Politico, The Daily Kos, the Washington Post and other left wing propaganda organs. Notice how the smear machine is ratcheting up again. Do a search on "Palin" on Twitter and see how those who went home and put down their poison keyboards after she announced she wasn't going to run for president have suddenly pulled out the templates of all the hits on her that they spent over 3 years preparing in advance of what they feared would be their moment of doom: a Palin presidency.
They soil themselves. Their heads spin. They spew green vomit. Nicki Minaj's exorcism performance at the Grammy awards would have worked much better had she rounded up a bunch of Palin haters and included them as the recipients of the exorcism in her act. Even a skeptic like me would have found the imagery more relevant to her material.
These are the folks who called her dumb and unelectable. Well, riddle me this: how is it possible that people who think Palin is dumb and unelectable now believe she's methodically using her position with the Fox News Channel to steal the presidency? Intellectual dishonesty rears its ugly head again. Either Sarah Palin is so diabolical and so clever that she is capable of usurping the entire primary process to become the most electable candidate since Ronald Reagan in 1984 or she's an idiot. Which is it?
Based on the latest liberal diatribes, she's a genius. They tremble in fear that she will not only offer herself up at a brokered convention, but they believe in the possibility of her winning the nomination that way and sweeping the country the way Reagan did in 1980.
They're not actually outright saying this. They're doing everything they can to downplay her again out of fear of this. Instead, they're trying to convince people that Sarah Palin is a cheap opportunist who is using her position at the Fox News Channel to keep herself relevant. If she's doing that, liberals, its you she has to thank for helping her out by keeping her name atop the link bar on left wing news and political web sites.
I don't believe in global warming, but when I'm freezing my butt off there are often times I actually wish liberals were right about it. The same goes here. While it will take a huge circumstantial cascading of grand proportions to put Sarah Palin into the White House, I pray with all my might that the liberals are right to be afraid.
Liberals will always tell you who they fear. Right now, they fear Sarah Palin.
Those who are not liberal or tainted by the mainstream media's caricature of Palin should clearly understand that Sarah Palin has her hand on the pulse of the American people. She epitomizes and articulates exactly what we are looking for in a great leader. Her choice to not run is a personal decision and one that we all must respect. But, the bottom line is if she did run, she'd kick Obama's ass and she'd kick it all the way from Washington to Chicago.
Palin would have emerged as the anti-Romney candidate at this stage of the process. Romney would have looked like a fool attacking her. The mainstream media, which has already used all of its arsenal, would be relegated to regurgitating old memes that would eventually wear thin with most mature thinkers regardless of whether or not they agree with Palin on the issues.
Palin still has viability only if a Republican Party that wouldn't stand up for her when she was so brutally attacked in 2008 and 2009 has a mea culpa and realizes that their downfall will come from not supporting Sarah Palin and the millions of people who stand behind her and who believe in what she believes in. By not grabbing her by the collar the way did with Chris Christie and by not providing the support she needs, the GOP establishment blew an opportunity to take back America the way Ronald Reagan did in 1980. Yes, they treated Ronald Reagan like one of Michael Vick's dogs, too. But he ran and won anyway.
Having the advantage of hindsight, if you had sent some of those establishment types back in time to 1979 knowing what they know now, they would be grovelling at Ronald Reagan's feet begging him if he had said he wasn't running. They didn't know it at the time, but the GOP establishment would find out later how much they benefited tremendously from simply having the word WINNER written in bold letters next to their party name. As much as the establishment have become the crony capitalists and beltway insiders that we despise today, they owe Ronald Reagan big time for transforming the GOP into a winning brand.
So here we are again. Because they continue to miss opportunities to clean house and represent the grass roots rank and file the way they are supposed to, the party that is going the way of the Whigs is blowing its next great opportunity to save itself. The thinking is not there. Their fear of the unknown or concerns about Palin's abilities outweigh the realm of possibilities that other candidates simply don't offer the party. Our country is about to be completely destroyed by socialists, anarchists, progressives, liberals and the Obama agenda. Yet the party still wants to play it safe. They're happy Palin's not in the race.
You will hear that any of our candidates can beat Obama frequently. And they can. But you'll never hear the words "save our country" unless the name Sarah Palin is used in the same sentence.
This is the party that sent a handful of rich donors to try to convince Chris Christie to run while millions of Palin supporters watched as the GOP basically ignored her. This is the party that generated a media frenzy designed to feign mass disappointment out of a few pundits and some establishment donors whose hearts were broken because Christie decided not to run. Meanwhile, the real story was that there were millions of Republican voters who could have been summoned at the snap of a woman's fingers - and the party wouldn't even ask her!
This election is about whether or not the American people are willing to have the guts to stand up against the stupidity of big bureaucratic government. If they don't, we lose no matter what. We can run any of the candidates we have now. If any of them wins, it means we stop Obama. If they don't, it confirms the oncoming of the thousand years of darkness that Reagan warned us about.
If the party and enough of the rest of us got through to Sarah Palin and decided to go all out for her, the excitement level would be through the roof. Do you see that kind of excitement level being generated by any of the other candidates? Any of our candidates can win. Any of them can lose. This includes Sarah Palin. But lets face it; if she ran and lost it just means that the rest of them would have lost, too.
The American people will be making a democratic decision at the ballot box whether or not they want to destroy their country in November.
This is not just any election. This is it. Bill O'Reilly said:
And right now the President is leading in all the polls against Romney, Santorum or Gingrich. So Americans are basically saying you know what? We're ok with the nanny state. We want four more years of it. Believe me, if this continues, you're not going to recognize this country in four years.Sarah Palin presents the most clear contrast to the liberal agenda. If she was to run and win, it wouldn't just be another loss for the Democrat Party. It wouldn't be another "clean ourselves up so we can come back and try it again 4 years later." It would be a knife to the heart of liberalism.
Liberals know that. Liberals know that once the smoke of the smear machine fades and Palin shows her stuff on the national stage, their memes of her ignorance and inabilities will rest in the grave with the rest of their morally and intellectually bankrupt ideology. Sarah Palin, as Monica Crowley has often said, is an existential threat to liberalism.
She is the garlic. She is the stake. She is the cross. She is the holy water. That's why liberals squirm so much at the mere thought that there's even a ghost of a chance that she could be nominated a brokered convention.
Shouldn't this tell the Republican Party something?
The Republican Party is in trouble. The country is in trouble. Eric Bolling told Palin to her face that she's got "it" and that she doesn't even realize she's got "it." She has no ego. She continuously refers to herself as "little ole me." It should be time that the Republican Party wakes up and realizes that the hard road to taking this country back might require doing all it takes to get Sarah Palin to put herself into service at a brokered convention. The reality, though, is that this is highly unlikely.
This is not about pushing a pipe dream or throwing Palin supporters into another frenzy only to be disappointed. We know the chances of this are slim. But this scenario needs to be articulated not just so we can scare the crap out of liberals. We must record for history that if we ever lose this country it will be because we (and by we I mean the entire Republican Party) couldn't get it through Sarah Palin's thick skull that she is our best leader - our best hope. Even worse, it will be because we couldn't get it through our Party's thick skull.
If the GOP had any sense, they'd drag her out of her house kicking and screaming and demand that she stand before the brokered convention and be voted on. If the delegates had any sense, they'd vote for her. If Palin supporters had any sense, they wouldn't hold their breath waiting for this to happen. But if it did, what an amazing moment in American history it would be.
Have no illusions. We know the chances of this happening are slim. But they are not none. Bring on the brokered convention.