Taking Back America!
There is a lot of chatter lately concerning if Sarah Palin will announce a run for the Presidency or not. There are many opinions both ways but Carl Rove said the other day that he would “bet money” that Palin runs. I recently read an opinion article where someone suggested that if Palin runs it will divide the conservative vote between Perry, Bachmann and Palin and therefore ensure Romney wins the nomination. Maybe but do we worry about things like that at this stage of the process? I don’t think so. The author of the article ended it by saying, “We must not allow that to happen.”
1) "We" can't stop Sarah Palin or anyone from running for President and we should not even try. America is all about Freedom (or it used to be) and if someone wants to run for President great! The more the better in my view.
2) Palin can easily win the nomination. Not saying she will but there is no one in the world who can say she can't. No one knows the future. If someone says Palin can't win they are just guessing and should say they are guessing instead of acting like they 'know".
3) If Palin runs and does not win but shows very strongly then she is a possible choice for VP again. She will bring with her a massive amount of votes despite the negatives.
4) Is there any conservative who would NOT vote for her if it is Palin verses Obama? If it is Palin verses Obama we will ALL vote for her and there will even be a lot of Democrats that will vote for her also.
5) The media LOVES Sarah Palin despite what they try to make you think. They WANT her in this race so badly they can't stand it. The media will in fact do everything they can to get her to run AND to win the nomination. They WANT a Palin verses Obama showdown.
6) The media will tell you that they are confident Obama would crush Palin in the election. But they know inside that she could win and it scares them to death. They know they are playing with fire concerning Palin. They want her and need her in the race for ratings excitement that no other Republican brings to the game.
Palin is speaking at a large Tea Party Event in Iowa on Labor Day weekend. Many think if she is going to announce it would be there. Who knows but I hope she does enter the race as I think she will make the other candidates better even if she does not win the nomination. Just like I feel Perry is making the race better right now with him being in it.
I agree that Sarah Palin does bring media and public chatter. However, I would disagree that she would make a good president. I understand that she's got a tremendous record as Governor of Alaska, and that, at least so far, she's handled the media and all the pressure they've brought, pretty well.
Right now, I'm leaning toward the opinion that she'd do better as the VP, being under the authority of a male president. Now, before I get all kinds of flack about being against women's rights, let me explain. First of all, I'm a woman. I'm not a chauvenist man as many would surmise by my opening comment. Secondly, regardless of how we view a woman's ability in this country, most other countries around the world, particularly in the Middle East and Far East, women are not perceived as leading anything, especially men. Women are perceived as being followers and are not respected for their brains or abilities, but rather seen as inferior to men when it comes to leadership.
Since it's the Muslim countries of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and others in that region, and China as well as other far eastern countries that the U.S. has a great deal of trouble with, and that currently play a very important role in our economy, military, trade, and financial status, I don't believe they would seriously consider what a female president has to say. Look at Hillary Clinton. She's only the Secretary of State and they laugh behind closed doors believing she's a windbag who they tolerate but don't seriously listen to or accept as a viable representative of this country.
Personally, I like Palin. However, I also believe, as many do, that she'd end up doing damage to the Republican field rather than bringing it together. For this same reason, I believe Michelle Bachman would have the same affect, regardless of her record and congeniality. Growing up in a free country where gender doesn't make as great an impact on ability, I believe we're often insulated from the social attitudes toward gender in other cultures.
Obama, in little more than 2 years, has done a great deal of damage to the perception of the U.S. throughout the world by bowing to kings and stating this is no longer a Christian nation. Those things have followed him throughout his presidency, and they've been instrumental in the world no longer seeing us as the premier world power. It's something to seriously think about.