Sunday, February 12, 2012

Is Sarah Palin Still Relevant? You Betcha! CPAC Proved She Could Unite The GOP

Since announcing in October of last year she would not seek the Republican nomination for President in 2012, many liberals and even some on the right have gleefully written the political obituary for Sarah Palin, questioning if she would even be relevant anymore.

The reaction of an overflowing crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference proved those who wish Palin would simply go away very wrong! She came to the stage behind a roar the three GOP nominees dreamed they could have.

And received a "Happy Birthday" sing along.

Sarah Palin proved she is still relevant to the national discussion we are having, as to what direction the nation should take out of the mire of economic distress, and to the direction of the Republican Party.

With three of the GOP candidates speaking to the attendees this weekend, and offering different directions on how to get out of the Obama Recession and national depression, it was obvious that one person was able to unite the CPAC conference this weekend like no other person did.

Mitt Romney may have won the straw poll, but he did in 2008 and 2007 as well. It seemed a pro-Romney crowd was in the audience as he spoke on Friday. Let's be honest, straw polls are won by organizing and getting your people in for the vote. Ron Paul proved that the last two years at CPAC.

Let's not forget too, where the anti-Palin roadblocks within the Republican Party, and fallacy that she is somehow "unelectable" and "polarizing" came from.

Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House, have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election. "Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012," says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin. "The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney. He's in charge on November 5th."

Mitt Romney can't seal the deal in 2012 because he's spent the last four years tearing down Palin and his other GOP rivals instead of making the case on why he should be the nominee. Clearly, the wrong person is running for President.

If by chance, we end up in Tampa Florida at the GOP Convention with no nominee and a brokered convention is inevitable, yesterday should prove that Sarah Palin could unite the GOP behind her and defeat Richard Milhous Obama in November.

And if the GOP is smart, they'll take my advice.

I mean, Jeb Bush as the nominee? Come on!  Get real!

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