Skip to comments.Poll: Do you support Sarah Palin as GOP nominee for Presidential candidate in 2012?
Posted on 05/12/2010 11:09:19 AM PDT by MaxCUA
Poll: Do you support Sarah Palin as GOP nominee for Presidential candidate in 2012?
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Why would RINO elites feel threatened by Palin? She endorses many of them.
Ahhh, there you go again....
So you don’t see how ridiculous your post was? They are not threatened by her. If that were so McLame would have told her to go away.
WTF is happening to this website ????
There's a certain number who are comfortable in roles that they have become familiar with.
It's being "the opposition" ...
And it definitely is a role. It has its own ways of doing things, ways of talking, ways of "interacting" with others (who may not think exacly as you do), and ways of doing politics, in geneeral.
There's the other role, which would be to be in control and not the opposition. That definitely a different role than being the opposition. It's a different language, it's working with people that you really would not want to vote for in the first place (in order to get legislation through), and being in "control" may require working with a President that is not on your side and still managing to get legislation through, in bringing over support from the President's side to your side, and you have to contend with the other side -- now being the "opposition" against you.
I think a lot of people are totally unfamiliar with that role and thus fall into the much more comfortable role that they've become accustomed to (coming with its own language and rules and political methodology) -- of "being the opposition". I think it's actually "very uncomfortable" for a certain number "to be in control", and they frequently slip into the "opposition mode" even when they may be "in control" of politics in a certain venue. That ends up working against them in the long run.
The "opposition" (by the nature of what it inherently is) -- is basically concerned with the negative. It always is against something, stopping something, blocking something, countering something -- and fundamentally so (it has to be), because the "other side" is in control. This is the function of "the opposition".
The problem with being the "opposition" is that the "wider voting electorate" (that is ... the "majority" of the voters) -- doesn't rally around "negatives" as a long-term focus for a party.
The voting public (at large) must have a positive rallying point (even if there are "negatives" that they have to oppose from time to time) -- for the continuing "control" and "government" of the country. You don't end up having control very long if you're onlly focus is on "opposition" on everything. That puts one in a very hazardous position.
It's important to "break out of that role" of being in the "opposition" and being to rallying the greater voting electorate around "positives" of governing in the long-run.
There's a number of people who are comfortable in the role of being in the opposition, who need to "break out" and become part of a rally to the positive and for "governing" and control. But that will take another completely different set of rules and ways of "talking" and ways of dealing with the media. I think a lot of people aren't too familiar wih it.
And, ya know... that's one thing that is absolutely infectious with Sarah Palin, the politics of the positive and breaking out of being seen as "opposition only"... she does have a way about her that people love to "rally around"... and that's very good for a leader in this country.
LOL....the Marxists now have a new play book. Palin has been through the fire and survived. They got nothing left to hammer her on. The rest of the field will simply be a repeat of what Palin went through and they will all retreat and cower in the shadows. If you allow the media to destroy Palin conservatism dies as a national political movement because the left will simply make any and all conservative candidates pin cushions.
I wish she would display the same socialist warriorship against McCain and Fiorina.
Wow, what she could have been had she have done that! She would be sitting pretty in 2012.
McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold. Think about it.
Yeah. I think she’s the class of the field if she chooses to run. Still. Unless somebody new and really, really impressive gets in, or somebody from the 2008 field really, really steps up his game. I’m not holding my breath for either.
Imagine not supporting Sarah Palin?? Once in a generation candidate. Mind boggling to me that so many are trashing her.
Bring it on - Palin 2012
Too early to make that decision.
As long as she continue to promote conservative policies she is doing fine.
the fact that some RINO’s might be in Congress is also ok with me as long as those RINO’s have no leadership positions a jr senator from CA will have no power and if she turns into a RINO CA can get rid of her before she gains that power.
The McCain endorsement is again a wash with me. If she didn't do it she would have been called a backstabing bi@ch by the media and the rest of the GOP party.
she made the best of a bad hand dealt. And as always she handled it with class and dignity.
Friendofgeorge, cut me some slack... :) Just my opinion... but I think someone like DeMint has a lot more respect across the board. We will need someone that demands respect to clean up the mess being created right now. Unfortunately, Palin has been significantly damaged by the lying media, I don’t like it but it is absolutely true. I don’t know if we can afford the time/money necessary to replace media lies with truth. I don’t know if it’s possible, that Tina Fey thing stuck like glue.
That being said, likely in most choices of Palin vs. “The other R” I’ll be going with Palin.
There is a policy about personal attacks on FR, but I won’t report your meat-headed crack about my IQ to the mods, nor will I sink to your level and call you a low-grade simpleton.
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