Skip to comments.Palin Hints at Romney Flaws [Says, Conservatism "It's Either There or It Isn't"]
Posted on 02/11/2012 6:46:51 PM PST by Steelfish
Palin Hints at Romney Flaws
BY PETER NICHOLAS
WASHINGTONFormer Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin didn't endorse any of the Republicans presidential candidates in a speech to conservative activists Saturday, but she hinted that Mitt Romney might be a flawed candidate in a general-election matchup with President Barack Obama.
Ms. Palin, the 2008 vice-presidential nominee, told a raucous crowd that the Republican candidate needed to be someone whose conservatism is heartfelt and "instinctive."
"It's too late in the game to teach it or spin it at this point," said Ms. Palin, who didn't mention the Republican hopefuls by name. "It's either there or it isn't."
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
She hammered all the bases; Israel, etc. etc.
If only she had run.
It was great to hear her again, on fire like in Indianola on September 3rd, last year.
She has the whole Conservative package.
No doubt about who that comment was meant for. Bet it left a Severe mark!
LOL...That deserves a rim-shot.
Ah, calling a spade, a spade! For some reason, I have the feeling she is just warming up!
I support her but if people cannot learn, then we wouldn’t be able to convince anyone to join in our beliefs.
We also know many people go from liberal in youth, to conservative later in life.
With her wisdom and insight, Palin must see who is the real conservative who can beat obama and restore the Republic.
It is good that she hints that Romney is not at heart a conservative. Wish she comes out and endorses her fellow ‘palinized’ Gingrich to get the nomination!
Perhpas she is confident that Gingrich does not need her help?
Perhaps she knows Santorum is not the conservative he claims himself to be and is not the leader who will save USA, but we still need more than one not-Romney to ensure Romney is not the ‘automatic’ nominee?
Will she wave the magic wand when the moment is right?
She is wise in not running. She can yield more influence staying on the side-line where the media can’t hurt her and coming out swinging at the precise moment.
Those that can not do
- are all professional experts
Trust us. It “isn’t”.
True our views do tend to change as we grow older and wiser, but I think Sarah was making the point that if you’re running for President, you should already be an established and seasoned conservative, not trying to morph into someone you’re not just to get elected.
Prov 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
[”It’s either there or it isn’t.”]
Yes, though she told Greta that she would support Romney if he were the nominee. I would like for her to cross the fence and get behind Newt fully before it's too late. Newt has been vetted.
Think Santorum. Realistically, Newt is not electable. Again he finished last in Maine. Santorum leads in the national poll, and both Rush and Mark Levin think he’s the real conservative with the least baggage.
Reading Sarah after so much time, It seems that she is planning on barn-storming for whoever wins the nomination, because her priority is defeating obama. I hate that she won’t come out and campaign for Newt, but I doubt that she will. She will work her little heart out to get a Republican elected. She will also be working to get Tea Party candidates elected to the Senate and House. I think that is where she knows she can have a voice.
She also said that it’s not that we are too big to fail but are too big to succeed
Could it be that the flip side of that is “Gingrich is a faux conservative with baggage too big to fit a 747”?
The comments to that WSJ article are something else. There is only one supporter of Gov. Palin. The rest have PDS to one extent or another, usually extreme. There is one Dem poster who lays out the Dem opposition research attack strategy against Mitt. It’s worth a read to get a sense of what is in store for us if Romney is nominated. She was supposed to wait until August, but couldn’t help herself.
She hinted at Newt by using the same Declaration of Independence quote he used his FL concession.
He's got the baggage, for sure.
Conservative as in W.F. Buckley? Not this lifetime.
There is a simple reason that Ronald Reagan could explain Conservative philosophy so clearly - he believed it. The same is true today of real Conservatives like Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio and Daniel Hannan. It's not necessarily that they are gifted orators, but that Conservatism is "in their gut" and therefore not difficult to explain.
The opposite is true of fake Conservatives like Dole, Bush, McCain and Romney. Their tortured words belie the simple fact that true Conservatism just isn't in them. As Palin said, "It's either there or it isn't."
Another line Newt says at rallies. The President believes we need to centralize power.
She repeated to audience members that CPAC was initiated by conservative activists who were out to remake the Republican Party. Reagan called for bold colors, not pale pastels, she said. ( as Newt)
She took up for that line in which he uses about his life, his fortune and sacred honor (as some have ridiculed him)
And the part where she scolded Ann Coulter about throwing out the bath water which was a reference to Ann's bashing Newt) She is giving clues so I keep praying she will campaign for him soon.
Be aware that if she does ever run, the Dems will bring up her leaving before the end of her term as gov. Then again while Mitt did complete his term, he turned his attention pretty much to a prez run, or at least laying groundwork for it, while still in office)
The result of the straw vote, however, shows that Romney paid the way for a lot of the attendees. Plus, despite their cheers,many of those there came from the Beltway. Shrink the government, they say, but again , not so fast!
Something else: Palin is the best stump speaker among national political figures. Rubio is a better speaker, over all, as he can do both formal and informal.
The lives, fortunes and sacred honor is really a Santorum line. It fits him better.
Santorum is not electable either-
Rick CANNOT win the nomination. He CANNOT. There is no path to 1140+ delegates for him, period.