It's been pretty despicable of some "Republicans," media types and bloggers who are now buying into this Big Lie, refusing to come to her aid and also buying into the liberal narrative that she should forget about running for President. I named and shamed three possible GOP contenders for 2012 the other day, now I have to mention Powerline blog.
The time has come to put any thoughts of Sarah Palin running for President to rest. I say that not because I dislike her; on the contrary, I'm a fan. I think she did an excellent job as a vice-presidential candidate in 2008 and has been an effective spokeswoman for conservative causes in the years since. But there is no way she is ever going to be elected President, and the sooner Republicans get over that idea, the better.Prof. Jacobson at Legal Insurrection says it best, and I'm echoing this piece.
[citing a recent CNN Poll]
No one with a 59 percent unfavorability rating among independents has the chance of a snowball in Hell of being elected President. 2012 will be a vitally important election year; it is no time for a kamikaze Presidential campaign or for a cult of personality. Republicans (and conservatives) need a candidate who has a chance to win against an incumbent who, despite everything, is not particularly unpopular and who won't be able to do much visible damage between now and then.
One hopes that Governor Palin will see the writing on the wall and devote her energies to helping the conservative movement and other, better-positioned candidates rather than to pursuing a Presidential ambition that can only prove destructive.
Why is such an announcement necessary now, at the very moment that the conservative movement is trying to fight back against the mainstream media campaign related to the Tucson shooting?That's a good point. Remember how the media and all the other elites like David Frum told us we had to forget about finding another Reagan, that we had to lean to the center. They always pointed to John McLame was the ideal GOP candidate. Well, if that's the case,why isn't he in the oval office now? All that media hype and love for McLame didn't relate to votes. In fact he had some photos of him altered to show blood running from his mouth, or getting pooped on.
You can throw Palin under the bus if you want, but what will you do when the next candidate faces blistering false accusations which drive negatives high after a mainstream media feeding frenzy?
Why do you think she has become the focus of this tragedy in Tucson? It's part of the liberal plan--get rid of her, and some elitist Republicans and many 2012 candidates aren't gentlemen enough to come to her aid.
No, I'm definitely NOT succumbing to Operation Demoralize. Palin is still, even more than ever, my first choice in the primary, should she decide run. As far as I'm concerned, CNN, David Frum, Chris Matthews and Joe Scarboring have no business telling me or any other conservative who we should vote for in 2012. Let the voters decide.