In a piece with the above title at The New Agenda, Lara Brown explains how Governor Palin can take on and defeat Mitt Romney, a fraud for whom I personally could never vote in the primary…or the general:
Good thing Chris Christie did not run. He had four major problems: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina. He’stoo liberal for Iowa, too close to Wall Street for New Hampshire, too dismissive of Nevada, and too quiet about his religion for South Carolina. Unlikely to finish better than third in any of these races, his mediocre showings would have translated into little numerical support (even with these early states allocating convention delegates using proportional representation) and less media momentum.
Sarah Palin has none of these problems. She’s conservative (like 41% of the public – the largest ideological group), fed up with “crony capitalism,” a fan of western states with friends in Nevada, and while she does not preach from the podium like Perry, she “speaks fluently about her faith.”
Palin’s the only Republican in the field who can attract both Ron Paul’s supporters and Herman Cain’s supporters (an unscientific poll, but those who self-selected and cast ballots are likely to be GOP primary voters – note specifically, the difference for Cain when she’s in the race).
How does she defeat Romney and win the Republican nomination? The same way Obama did.
As I explained in The Ripon Forum nearly one year ago:
…the nomination contest is likely to follow one of two paths. One involves a competitive fight with no frontrunner, only a party favorite challenged by multiple candidates. The other involves an impressive insider and an electrically-charged outsider. Depending on whether Republicans reject or embrace their newly-elected [Tea Party] conservatives, their presidential nomination contest will be similar to the Democratic battles in either 2004 or 2008. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (like John Kerry and Hillary Clinton) is respected, accomplished, and disciplined.
He is a safe choice and he’s most Republicans’ second choice. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (like Howard Dean and Barack Obama) is exciting, unconventional, and audacious. She is a risky pick and she’s the Democrats’ most fervent wish. Be careful what you wish for.
Read the rest of Brown’s piece here. She explains just how the primaries will go down once Romney is engaged in battle. I’ve been of the opinion all along that the race would come down to Romney, who’s not even a Republican, and Governor Palin, should she run. The events of the past few months have done nothing to change my opinion. All the so-called “anti-Romney” candidates have come and gone. Soon it will be time for the main event to commence, and at that time a true conservative will challenge him on his Romneycare nonsense and incessant flip-flopping, something none of the other Republican candidates have done to date. Once that happens, Mitt’s numbers will fall faster than Rick Perry’s.