There were other duds besides McCain.
And there are fundamental problems with her positions. Remarkably like the fundamental problems with McCain’s positions. In areas that should be non-negotiable for conservatives. Like the defense of the unalienable right to life. Like the sovereignty and security of our borders and our country. Like the proper role of each branch of government under our Constitution.
There’s also a huge dog that doesn’t bark:
Can you name me one existing agency of this national government that Governor Palin thinks should be done away with?
Any programs that she thinks just might be unconstitutional?
Hey, if she’s supposedly such a big “TEA Party” candidate, surely you can point to something, right?
Please enlighten me, other than when she was campaigning in ‘08, when has she been soft on our sovereignty and borders? The branches of the government?
You’re right, she hasn’t to date enumerated federal departments or agencies she wants to eliminate.
As to abortion, which I expect is the core of your issue with her, she has of course personally walked the walk far more than most. She has probably also worked harder to persuade than most—wasn’t it after all Piper as a baby on that poster up in Alaska? Her constitutional view on federalism and states rights in your opinion is unwise, but in my opinion is the most likely route, grandstanding aside, to getting abortion reduced and eliminated in the country. She has actually been the most effective and consistent prolife advocate on the national level in decades. How many speeches has she given on it just in the last year?
But we’re of course both entitled to our differing opinions on Palin or any other prospective candidates.
“Can you name me one existing agency of this national government that Governor Palin thinks should be done away with?”
Can you name a single VIABLE GOP candidate for President that has named even one department he/she would try to do away with?
*Viable is defined as haveing a realistic chance of winning.