Saturday, November 20, 2010

Here comes the ABP (Anyone But Palin) crowd

Now that the dust has settled on the 2010 midterm elections, the 2012 presidential campaign is starting to come into focus.  This time around (provided Obama isn’t challenged or decides not to run) all the action will be on the picking of the Republican nominee.  As things stand right now there are a few names being tossed about, but only one name that towers above the rest …Sarah Palin.

For many rank and file conservatives, Sarah Palin is their dreams come true. Palin charismatically delivers the conservative message loud and clear without any fear of the left’s reaction.  Unfortunately, there is another part of the Republican Party that does not see Palin in the same light.  The Republican Bluebloods, the Country Club Crew, the Cocktail Set, the elite establishment or whatever names you wish to call them. These folks are desperate not to have Palin be the nominee and are now spouting all kinds of reasons why the nominee should be anyone but Palin. 

They are all sounding the alarm that Palin cannot win the general election. This is not their real reason, for if it was, why then are they not discouraging truly hopeless candidates like Tim Pawlenty?  No, the real reason why the Bluebloods do not want Palin is simply because of power.  Sarah Palin is an outsider who is capable of grabbing the nomination without help from the  establishment. Should that happen, Palin would not owe the establishment a damn thing and would be free to bring in all kinds of outsiders to control the Republican Party.  This would leave elites like Karl Rove, the Bushes, Peggy Noonan, et al out in the cold, trying to curry favor with the type of conservatives they have been sneering down at for decades.

So when you hear people like Barbara Bush saying “she hopes Palin stays in Alaska” or Mona Charen giving bogus reason why Palin should not run, realize that these people are singing now to save their supper later. 

Love her or hate her, Palin should be given the chance to run and prove herself.  To automatically dismiss Palin out of hand before the nomination process even begins only serves the desires of conservatism’s foes.

Via: CNN


juandos said...

Remember RNC really stands for Really Not Conservative...

Jim McKee said...

I hope she does run... and if she picks Allen West or Marco Rubio as a running mate, even better!

Gorges Smythe said...

I think she was too green to thrust in the spotlight the last election. She's working at resolving that problem and I commend her for that. Hwever, the one legitimate worry that some folks have is WHY did she leave the governorship? Even if she was preening for 2012, she should have fulfilled her obligation to the people of Alaska. I'm afraid that will be what comes back to bite her. Just for the record, I really like her, and would vote for her, even if she IS a redneck girl!

LL said...

I think that Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with and that she's good for America. I don't think that she's ready to run for president. Sarah needs to build her credentials (yes, I know she has more experience than Obama - but most everyone does).

She doesn't rise to the level of a Chris Christie in my opinion.

Just a conservative girl said...

I guess you didn't read the Daily Caller article that interviewed Tea Party people who don't want her to run either.

I happen to be one. She is damaged goods to independents. It doesn't matter how many conservatives she can stir up. They can't win the election. She has to attract the middle. I honestly don't believe that she can do it.

Quitting as governor was probably the right thing to do, but many will not see it that way.

Another thing that really turns me off about Palin is the blind following that she has. They are no different than the Obamanots from two years ago; they just worship another person. There are plenty of strikes against her and some refuse to see them. And no I am not jealous as I have been called by the Palinista's.

No second term for Obama - that must be the priority.

Solo said...

Gotta co-sign with JCG on this one. I love Sarah's feisty swag and all that, but as far as Pres, she's NOT it.

Priority one is to get Comrade Zero OUT of office and boot the rest of his Politburo OUT on the street.

I often get irritated as well with peeps just aimlessly running around looking for someone to follow.

It's like this folks, STOP looking for Neo...YOU ARE THE ONE. Lead yourself off the government plantation and break the spell that the Nanny State has over YOU. No matter who's in the White House, you better help YOURSELF and DO IT YOURSELF or you will be DONE.


bd said...

abc - yes

palin naysayers - ref last abc para; let the "solid, substantial, principled, qualified" conservatives come forth and contend

Wasdave said...

*sigh* I've been fighting this fight this weekend over at LCR's blog. Linkey.

It's disgusting and disheartening how many "conservatives" are so eager to do the Dems job for them.

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