Why Governor Palin Is So Dangerous (To the Left)





Yesterday’s post by Adrienne Ross had a nice recap of Palin’s strengths:

Her message is always one of reform, respect for life, and restoration of our founding principles. She has not veered from championing fiscal responsibility, energy independence, and a strong national defense. She always encourages standing by allies, not bowing to enemies, and unapologetically embracing American greatness. She unceasingly begs us to consider future generations, incentivize small business, and support our military. She is not prone to flip-floppery.

An additional thought is triggered by reading a post-election cri de couer delivered by pollster Pat Caddell. The speech has lots of good stuff, but focus on this crucial point:

But one fifth of the people said the most important thing was: Cares about people like me. And Obama won those voters 82 to 17.  . . . .  you have to have some connection with people, and we didn’t.

In any fair contest, if one compared Palin’s dedication to the welfare of the people, of all economic classes except the plutocracy and the crony capitalists, she would beat any other candidate in either party on this value of  “cares about people like me.”

The need for this level of trust is particularly great for a Republican candidate, because some of our policies require a bit of explanation to convince people of their merit for the middle classes. People who pay few taxes, for example, do not immediately see why low and simple levies are good for them. If the message is delivered by Washington fat cats, they will, wisely, be skeptical. If it is delivered by someone who is trusted to have their interests at heart, they will pay attention. The same thing holds for many other core conservative policies; we promise that over time our programs advantage you. The opposition promises free stuff today.

It is difficult to think of anyone else on the conservative side who possesses this same level of connection with the people. This is why the Left will spare no effort to try to tarnish Palin and sever her connection with “people like me.”  Whether or not she runs for anything in 2014 or 2016, her role as an advocate and intermediary will be crucial.

The shrewdest political remark I ever read (and I have forgotten who said it) is that voters do not really choose among specific policy proposals. Instead, they ask:  "Does this candidate share my concerns and hold to the same basic values that I have?"

If the answer is "yes", then the voter trusts the candidate to develop a superior knowledge of the best course of action and exercise this knowledge in the people’s s interest. (It is sort of analogous to whether one believes an auto mechanic is devoted to fixing your car or to maximizing your bill.)  If the candidate is not seen as sharing the voter’s concerns, then no level of advertising or ten-point plans will work.

[Image: Pat Caddell, from FrontPage Magazine.]



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  • puba1800

    And the same can apply to the GOPe who are terrified of Gov Palin for the same reasons.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/JV-DeLong/100003838521300 JV DeLong

       You are 100% correct — I should not have limited my roster of those who fear her to "the Left". Witness the nastiness of the Game Change folk.  

      • socon

         I remember that Paul Ryan attended the premiere of that trash flick.

  • http://lenbilen.com/ Lennart Bilén

    Who cares about people like me?
    and fits the lead role to a T?
    Sarah Palin’s the one
    She ought to have won.
    The in crowd barked up the wrong tree.

  • misterlogic0013

    Pat Caddell smart man who loves America / he is so right ..

  • RebinTexas

    Thanks James – I find it sad – yet interesting – that a long-time Dem pollster and campaign organizer understands so much more than the GOPe and all their elitist snob consultants and "the candidate". On top of that, I believe Pat truly loves this country and it has shown with all he has written and discussed this last year or so. He intuitively understands just how well Sarah and We The People identify together.
    Reb

    • socon

       Caddell has character, which sets him apart from most in the political class.

  • nkthgreek

    It’s disappointing to see that enough people held the same basic values of Barack Obama, to get him reelected.

    • John Hornak

      "It’s disappointing to see that enough people held the same basic values of Barack Obama, to get him reelected."
      No, they have the same basic values of what the News Media says that Barack Obama’s values are.
      There lays the problem.

      • batlcrewzer

         Hey that’s a snappy tune you’re whistling while passing the grave yard.

  • http://www.motivationtruth.com Adrienne Ross

    I agree, James. I just got off the phone with a friend. She and I spent almost 2 hours discussing the issue of GOP messaging. Part of that is figuring out how to articulate that we do care and that we have the best plan to get people from where they find themselves to where they’d like to find themselves. It is necessary that we figure this out or it’s a wrap.

    • http://twitter.com/BlissDesignz Tabitha Taylor

      Our biggest issue at this point is massive voter fraud that we’re helpless to combat. 
      The GOP is legally barred from doing anything about voter fraud! Once this was discovered I finally understood why they were so "in your face" with it & why they call everything ‘racist’ & assert using photo ID is racist & equivalent to ‘poll tax’. 
      If this can’t be cleared up & quickly the only way to take back our nation will be for the TEA Party to let the Republican party go the way of Whig as we exodus to a new 3rd party. Allowed to stand we will never win another election as Obama & his gangs of thugs (NAACP, SEIU, OWS, etc. etc.)  have taught everyone on the left their ACORN techniques!

      Here’s links to the details on it.
      https://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/why-the-gop-will-not-do-anything-about-vote-fraud/
      http://www.politijim.com/2012/11/no-joke-gop-can-not-legally-help-stop.html
      http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/gop-legally-barred-from-fighting-vote-fraud/

      Here’s some collections of the massive voter fraud in 2012;
      http://www.ObamaVoterFraud.com
      https://twg2a.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/voter-fraud-list-obama-style/
      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960108/posts
      http://1389blog.com/2012/11/12/massive-voter-fraud-in-2012-ya-think/
      http://1389blog.com/2012/11/08/2012-us-election-fraud-cowards-lose/

      • socon

        What’s frightening is how clueless Romney and the GOP were about voter fraud.

        Breitbart knew and tried to warn us.  We will never win another presidential election if we don’t stop it.

        • batlcrewzer

           With all due respect sir, Breitbart is dead. Substance abuse not only impinged on his philosophies but his health as well.

          • socon

            LOL.    You hated Breitbart because he beat you.  You’re not fit to shine his shoes.

            Substance abuse?  You elected a coke head, hypocrite.

            • batlcrewzer

              Again sir I repeat, Breitbart is dead*. Obama is alive and will be your president for the next 4 yrs.

              *I heard he was buried without shoes.

              • socon

                Thank you, Captain Obvious.   Obama will be weakened in 2 years.

                I heard you’re a clown.

        • ralphteb

          answer the question

          • socon

            I thought I smelled something foul.  lol

            • ralphteb

              answer it 6000 or 3000000000 ?

              • socon

                 How did Obama answer that question?

                • ralphteb

                  I want you to answer it , I know I will make it multi choice A 6000 B 3 billion C you have no faith
                  Sent by pixies

                  • socon

                     Why are you so afraid of Obama’s answer?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-H-Holloway/100002886551862 Jerry H Holloway

          i’m afraid they new and for some reason did nothing were they afraid of looseing there well being?

          • socon

            Then why was Romney so shocked he lost the election?  It doesn’t make sense.

      • batlcrewzer

         Mame, I hate to break it to you. Your way of life as it has been is OVER. Your party will have to evolve with the times, or the next time my son sees a republican it will be in the Smithsonian.

        • Jean_A

          I see you are here to spread the new meme being put out by the leftist MSM.

          • socon

             Troll.   ralphteb is trolling the same BS.

          • batlcrewzer

            No I’m NOT hear for that. There was a time in America that people could agree to disagree and still be fellow Americans. Call me sentimental.

            • socon

               You are our enemy.

              • batlcrewzer

                You must have just got back from church. You turgid hypocrite! (haha)

                • socon

                  Dumb troll.  I hope you’re not being paid very much for your services because you’re obtuse.

                  I am not a hypocrite for stating a deceitful propagandist like you is my enemy.  I know who and what you are and you are anathema to everything I believe in.

                  Now crawl back under the fetid rock you call home.
                   

                  • batlcrewzer

                     My my soconpuby from FreakRepublic. You and your Klan have been having a bad year. Sorry you bet on the wrong nag but I can think of no other pederast that deserves it more. Now since it’s clear you are stalking me, I bid you adue. Talking to you is like preaching the gospel to a buck toothed Missouri mule.

                    • socon

                      You created the KKK and slavery. 

                      Your fetid odor won’t be missed. Don’t come back.

                      Is Greg one of your toe suckers? lol

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688301515 Jimmy Tong

              It is "here" not "hear" . Can’t even spell so shut up.

        • jerseymark

          Yup. You asked for it and you got it and now you will own it and it will bring about the demise of the Left and hopefully not destroy this nation in the meantime. You guys really have no clue what is happening and is about to happen. What you guys don’t realize is that the "producers" react to the Left’s crazy ideas in the decisions they make and the Atlas Shrugged effect is only beginning. Obama and the Left have done and are doing exactly the opposite of what needs to be done to move us "forward" and it will be all you clueless ones who will be hurt most as a result. The rest of us will sit back with our popcorn and watch it unfold.

          • batlcrewzer

            Wrong again, the MAJORITY of the country asked for "it". Atlas Shrugged was shrugged off. One of the differences between our two camps in our opinion, is that when we lose like you did on 11/06, we still want the best for our country and do NOT wish it will fail just because we didn’t get our way. You condemn yourself to a self imposed hell when you refuse to except the demographic and cultural changes in the nation. So enjoy your popcorn, as far as the rest of us we will be about our business cleaning up the Bush crime family screw ups.

            • socon

              That was the MAJORITY on that one day.  We ripped you apart 2 years ago and we’ll do it again in 2014.

              There’s been no demographic shift.  It was the messenger not the message.  You’ll see.

              • batlcrewzer

                 Sir, how do you type with both hands on your johnson? No seriously, you need to pop a few more dilaudids before you short out your key board with all that flying spittle. I can just picture you now.

                • socon

                   lol

                  You skeezy leftists never disappoint.  Bilious bottom-feeders, all.

                • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-H-Holloway/100002886551862 Jerry H Holloway

                  Hey man just one question what generation welfare baby are you fourth or more? 

            • jerseymark

              YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IS BEST FOR THE COUNTRY. Atlas Shrugged has only begun – haven’t you noticed the increased layoffs and the conversion to part-time positions eliminating full-time positions due to Obamacare? Haven’t you noticed that the true unemployment rate is nearly 11% when taking those who have given up but still want a job? Haven’t you noticed that the "jobs" being created each month are lauded by Obama yet they do not even approach what is necessary to meet the new folks entering the labor force and that 50% of college grads can’t find a job? No, I am sure you haven’t noticed what is happening due to Obama’s policies. Keep drinking the kool aid and blaming Bush. It’s one thing to have political power and it is another thing to know what to do with it.

              • mymati

                Well said jerseymark! I’d take it even further and say that not only does batcrewzer not notice what is happening around him. He denies his own status as citizen prefering instead to be a subject by supporting the 0bama version of of America. Man’s most basic rights are being infringed upon. The right to protect oneself includes ones property and the fruits of ones labor. If "bat" cannot see the infringment now he never will. He will be defenseless once the government he wanted has taken all it can from you and me and then comes after him.   

          • http://www.facebook.com/james.masingill James Masingill

            yeah…..those who can afford popcorn.

      • Perfectly Frank

        We need a picture ID to vote.  I was at the post office and heard the clerk ask for a photo ID when a citizen came to claim his mail.  The ID was produced.  I then recalled the scene in Miracle on 34th Street when the judge offered his opinion that Kris Kringle was the real Santa Claus [paraphrasing]:  "If the post office department accepts this person as Santa Claus, how can I dispute it?"  The U.S. postal service requires a photo ID.  How can one argue with this?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N7HCPR7JLQP6R33GXP5DO5XKDM 1776er

    Here is a re-post of something I commented on during the primaries.  It fits well with Pat Caddell’s theme of " Do you care about me?".  20% of the people thought that question was important.  I’m surprised it’s that low.  And of that one fifth 82% thought Obama actually cares about them.  Does anybody truly think Obama cares about them?  

    I think that thought or emotion reflects a devilishly good polarization campaign to demonize Romney and drive "low information voters" to an infantile clinging to the pant cuffs of Big Daddy who will protect them against the boogey man:  

    From 7/5/2012

    Here is what I think Willard Romney’s essential problem is:

     "One can lack anyof the qualities of an organizer—with one exception–and still be effective
    and successful.  That exception is the art of communication.  It doesnot matter what you know about anything if you cannot communicate to yourpeople.  In that event you are not even a failure. You’re just not there. 

    Communication with others takes place when they understand what you’re trying to get across to
    them.  If they don’t understand, then you are not communicating regardless of words, pictures or anything else.  PEOPLE ONLY UNDERSTAND THINGS IN TERMS OF THEIR EXPERIENCE, WHICH MEANS YOU MUST GET WITHIN THEIR EXPERIENCE.

     Further, communication is a two way process. If you try to get your ideas across to others without paying attention to what they have to say to you, you
    can forget about the whole thing."
    Saul Alinsky–Rules for
    Radicals—A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

     Do you ever find yourself listening to Mitt and thinking he is broadcasting from another planet?
     Does he seem to be about a million miles away?  Do you or do you think you can relate to him or his life experience?  Do you think he has a scintilla of understanding of how you live your life or the forces and pressures that drive and shape and form the course of your daily living?  Is Mitt a
    guy you think you could sit down and have a beer with and discuss those kind of  issues with?  

    Mitt is an elitist rich boy.  A preppie Harvard man.  A Wall St Bankster.  He got to run the Olympics. You ever get to run an Olympics?  Hid daddy ran American Motors.  His daddy was Governor of Michigan.  His daddy ran for President.  His daddy got brainwashed in Vietnam.  His mommy ran for the senate.  Your mommy ever run for the Senate? 

     Do you think Mitt Romney has ever done his own laundry?  Well, maybe once in college.  

    Can you even remotely relate to this world of Mitt Romney? Can Mitt Romney even remotely understand your world?

    No way.

    People only understand things in terms of their experience, which means you MUST get within their experience.  Take it from Saul Alinsky.  He was right about that.

    This is the only qualification necessary to be an effective and successful political organizer
    or political leader.  

     Mitt Romney MUST get within the experience of the base of conservatives yet he CANNOT get within our world of real, lived experience.  It’s impossible.  Similarly, we cannot get within Mitt Romney’s world of  lived experience.  That, too, is impossible. We have never been there and we will never get there.
      
    Communication is a two way process.  Mitt Romney does not understand us and we do not understand him because it is an impossibility.  No effective, successful communication is possible.

    And it’s not happening.
     
    Romney can’t excite the base because he is not of the base.  He does not have the base’s
    experience of life and he cannot get within that experience.  And vice versa.  He is a million miles away.  He is waving at us through an impenetrable glass shield that makes it  impossible to touch and make a connection.  So we don’t connect and we don’t communicate.

    Many of us find ourselves watching Mitt Romney float by our world on his own little planet of
    experience frantically waving, shouting and flapping his arms from that vast, impassable separating distance.  He is mouthing something.  But we don’t hear it.  Severely what?  Huh?  Did you get that? What’s he trying to say?  What is he trying to tell us?  Who is this guy?
     What is this guy?  Where does he stand? He doesn’t stand.  He is constantly  moving.  He is floating away. Where is he going? Who is going with him? 

    This is Willard Romney’s essential and unfixable problem.  He cannot escape it.

    Contrast Willard’s plight with the champion of We The People–Sarah Palin.  

    We conservatives hang on every word she utters.  We interpret every new hairdo or pair of glasses
    or new pair of shoes. We parse and struggle over every turn of phrase.  We are impatient for every little Twitter, whatever that is. Sarah Palin communicates with us even when she is trying to remain noncommittal.  She communicates BETWEEN the lines indirectly in ways that Mittens cannot approach with his most direct pitch.

    Why is Sarah Palin a great communicator when Mittens is so incapable?  

    Sarah Palin is one of us.  I am Spartacus.  I am Sarah Palin. She is a Middle American.
     She is We The People. She lives, works, breathes, prays, suffers, struggles, cries, loves, worries, raises her family and faces the uncertain and unknown future just like the rest of us. She groans for us in unutterable ways. 

    SHE gets within our experience because she LIVES our experience.  Communication is not only
    possible it occurs without words.  In Sarah Palin’s case effective and successful communication is not only effortless but it is unavoidable.

    Get within the experience of your people?  Ya think?

    This is Sarah Palin’s essential and unfixable problem.  She speaks for us.  Whether she
    likes it or not.  Now or in 2016.  She cannot escape it.

    • dave7777

       Use that same reasoning to Jeb Bush. It’s out in the open now. Is he one of us? Will he communicate with us? I know he will with the hispanics…I’m told they won’t allow English to be spoken in their home…only Spanish.

  • FredHeadBill

    Excellent article, well put together.

  • SonOfOriginalTed

    The GOP w/o Palin is dead man walking!

    Palin’16 (with or w/o GOP).

  • Argus_C4P

    I see Sarah Palin as one of the richest women in America… No,  not in material things although she and her
    family have come to be blessed in recent years with material riches too. Those
    really don’t count for much in the grand scheme of things.

    By rich I mean the things that matter the most, the things
    that any family needs to be a solid family.

    1)     
    Love of God

    2)     
    Love of Family

    3)     
    Love of Community

    4)     
    Love of Country.

    Those four cornerstones make her
    rich beyond most peoples’ dreams and impossible to knock down. Her faith and
    her family are what keeps her sane and her love of her country are what makes
    her a warrior.

    Those four values make her a
    potential leader extraordinaire for America.

     America should be so lucky as to have her as
    President. The world would be a better place if she became president of the USA.

  • Jon Kelly

    You don’t need a thousand word essay. What Caddel said is on the money. If the Republicans won’t or can’t change than WE WALK. The Tea Party is a shadow 3d Party with at least 100 members in Congress and thousands of local elected officials-just waiting to be asked.

    • http://twitter.com/enbreb Elwanda Burrell

       If the GOPe treats Sarah Palin in 2016 like they did in 2012,,,,,,they can kiss my foot, I will not be voting Republican.

  • section9

    You can demand of the GOP all you want, but if Palin herself does not organize to win, raise the money to win, and does not fight relentlessly 24/7, she will lose.

    The GOP doesn’t care what you think. You are the hoi polloi to them. Your job is to lick envelopes, send them 25 dollars every time they send you a scare letter, and vote for Jeb in the next cycle.

    Two years ago, before the 2012 cycle got really serious, I wrote that Presidential Campaigns were all Eastern Front, all the time. Palin, mercifully, stayed out and avoided the firebombing that Mittens inflicted on Newt and Santorum.

    I think she can connect to people, but she needs the kind of organization and money that will allow her to go scorched earth on her opponents and firebomb them when necessary. You have to be able to hit back twice as hard when you are attacked. You have to be able to duplicate the kind of organizational prowess that Obama’s people were able to master.

    This is not a nice business. 

    • http://twitter.com/enbreb Elwanda Burrell

      If Sarah run or didn’t run was not the problem……the fact that Romney/GOPe threw her, the Tea Party and Ron Paul supporters under the bus and then said vote for me anyway.  It is not easy to vote under the bus!!!!

      • friskyness

         Not only that, but according to McCain we are "Hobbits!"  So calling us Hobbits, is suppose to get us running to the voting booth?  No wonder McCain lost, plus he didn’t do Romney any good either!

        • socon

          McCain gave us Sarah–that’s more than Romney did by far.

  • angeleno

    this greatest nation ever–built by the fantastic wisdom and vision

  • Lemuel Vargas

    if Sarah considers to run for President in 2016, she must at the most let her intentions known 6 mos. in advance so that those who are supporting her could start refurbishing her grassroots campaign..

    Just my 5 cent worth of opinion..

    So, want to ask those who contributes here their 5 cents worth of opinion, too..How many months must Sarah have before she considers a run for the 2016 Presidency?

    And this is still predicated that Obama will not succeed in repealing the 15th amendment.

    correction: 22nd amendment, not the 15th amendment. Thanx to batlcrewzer for pointinh out my mistake;

    • batlcrewzer

       Sir, why would the Pres. of all people being a black man want to repeal the 15th admen? Truly a bizarre post.

      • Lemuel Vargas

        Oppss..Sorry about that. meant to say the 22nd amendment, the one which limits the presidential term to 2 terms..And corrected my statement, too. Thanks for pointing it out, batlcrewzer..

        • batlcrewzer

          No problem I just didn’t get it. But do you think the Pres. is going to try to make some sort of power grab to stay on after 2 terms?

          • socon

            Oh no not at all!  Why would President "Executive Order/Rule by Fiat" Obama EVER do that!!??

            • batlcrewzer

               I luxuriate in your exquisite agonies. (haha)

              • socon

                 Stop whining.  You have too much time on your hands.  Get a job.

  • http://twitter.com/enbreb Elwanda Burrell

    Sarah Palin for President…..Pat Caddell for VP!!!

    • socon

       Awesome!

  • korn8131

     For what it’s worth;  If Sarah Palin is serious about making any changes in how we are governed, she might as well write off doing it through the Republican Party. In fact, if this article doesn’t cause her to rethink her strategy about change, then nothing will convince her. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein’s quote describes what the GOPe’s have been doing for years,  I also believe this quote sums up her dealing with the GOP. I hope she doesn’t waste any more of her time and energy, on them. She needs to move on. Sarah, if serious about change, needs to help organize a movement that will bring about a Constitutional Conservative party ASAP!!
     
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bush-2016-presidency/2012/11/23/id/465167

    • socon

      I agree.  The Republican party establishment is as hostile to Sarah as the Democrat party–maybe more.

  • independents4palin

    When the McCain/Palin campaign won more popular votes than the Romney/Ryan campaign in a year when the Romney/Ryan campaign should have won in a landslide, the GOPE cost us this election. This election is the establishments doing. Obama was new in 2008 and he promised everything while McCain/Palin had to run while Bushes record was very unpopular. If they want to finish the GOP off then run another Jeb Bush or Chris Christie, because thats whats going to happen.

  • independents4palin

    The media and the leftwing establishment are still attacking Gov Palin until this day, while they hardly lifted a finger on Paul Ryan. That should tell you who they fear after 4 years. I still here MSN talking crap about Palin when I flip channels.

  • batlcrewzer

    Look let’s get one thing clear, WE do not fear Palin. WE do not fear anyone in the GnOP at this time.
    Rather than fight a puff of smoke, would it not behoove you people to examine your own party for the most of the "slights" she has received. WE did not dare her to come to your convention! WE did not nix her invitation to speak. These delusion will not win you elections. WE love a good fight, WE just demand worthy opponents.

    • Jean_A

      "We love a good figtht"

      Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.

      • batlcrewzer

        Whatever……..

        • socon

           I see your "stellar" conversational skills at work.

          • batlcrewzer

             So long socon, you have become obsolete.

            • socon

               Good riddance.

    • Freempg

      Another leftist bore puffed up with self-esteem proud of its impaired reasoning.

      Why don’t you have a look inside this book at Amazon:

      “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.”, by Lyle Rossiter, MD

      Quote: “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”

      • batlcrewzer

        Sir, I will read your book when you read Malcolm X. He had a few things to say about conservatives, and it will be about as relative as your little Mein Kampf

        • socon

           Hitler was a socialist like you.  Get your facts straight.

        • Freempg

          Mam, I read the "Autobiography of Malcom X" as a sophomore at St John’s University in 1973.  How about you, or are you still working your way through Audacity of a Dope?

    • socon

       You don’t love a good fight.  You use fraud and bribes to win elections.  Moron.

      • batlcrewzer

        Now see this is what I’m talking about. Unlike you, the others on this board are having a good exchange of opinions. If there was fraud, how come the GOP is NOT raising holy hell? Why did Al West even concede? What’s the difference between an Ostridge and a person like you? Answer: The Ostridge is genetically predisposed to bury his head in the sand.

        • socon

          Nice spelling, doofus.  Another fine specimen from our government union run public school system.

           I wonder why you sound just like ralphie troll?

          • batlcrewzer

            One reason why you are doom to walk the Earth alone is that you have nothing what so ever to add to a conversation. You obviously don’t take losing very well. Sux to be you.

            • socon

              I don’t take you leftist losers destroying our country very well.  Go away.

              • batlcrewzer

                 With all do respect, when you own a site,then you can issue "orders" to go away. In the mean time you’re just another poster.

                • socon

                   Good riddance.

    • Steve_Flesher

      I agree with you.  Competition makes things better.  Obama did such a bad job that he lost 7M of his own voters from 2008, so the GOP’s ticket should have won hands down.  But they couldn’t even bring out the same amount of voters they could in 2008 after 8 years of a Republican president who had horrible approval ratings.

      The fact is the GOP put up a guy who you guys prefer we run.  They put up a rich man who says stupid things about half the country when he gets behind closed doors with wealthy donors. 

      During the primary, Democrats painted the picture that they were most afraid of Romney.  This is why the Republicans need to learn.

      If Democrats weren’t afraid of Governor Palin, why were all the slam books written about her?  Why was the movie about her?  All the money, time, effort spent on her by Democrats and even the release of 24,000+ of her emails proved she was a good Governor. 

      Now, consider all of that was done in an election year.  Was that just coincidence?

      The reason liberals spend so much time trying to devalue her intelligence and qualifications is because they know they could never credibly accuse her of elitism, corruption, or perceive her as someone who caters to special interests.  Unlike Obama, she actually has an effective record of connecting to the voters. 

      So, while we appreciate your input, we’ll pick our own candidates from now on.  The good news is, your side has already made up everything it can about her that can be made up and she’s still here and she’s not going away.

      • batlcrewzer

        Sir I’m trying to keep a civil tongue, but what you see as fear is really contempt. Sir, your own people stabbed the crap out of Palin, this year. We do not control the GOP. We can not understand your sef deception. As far as the vote totals, let me know when Willard’s total* wins him the White House.

        *Electoral college 336 O / 206 R

        • socon

           You wouldn’t troll here if you didn’t fear Palin.  ‘Fess up now, troll.  lol

        • Steve_Flesher

          That’s right, there was an electoral win.  But please.  You know as well as I do that the important battleground states had it very close among actual vote counts…

          Still, my point is that Republicans have been harmful to Palin.  But the left also had a hand in the perception. Both entities are as equally corrupt and I am certain you and I could come together in an effort to at least stomp out the corruption and the cronyism.

          Thank you for being civil.

          • batlcrewzer

             On the last point, not only can we agree, but you can count on me as an allied soldier.

  • KSEMBB1

    To 1776er:  You are right. Yet, if Sarah even hints that she’s going to run for prez, people come out of the woodwork and complain she’s "too much like them", doesn’t know DC enough, doesn’t have foreign policy experience, she’s to "ordinary", blah blah blah. Yet someone like Mitt runs, and they complain about him, he’s too "elite", doesn’t understand their plight. Sometimes I don’t think voters know what they want. They want what they don’t have at the moment. They want, not what’s within their reach, but something "over there" they can’t get.

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