Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: 50 reasons why she will run for President of the United States of America in 2012
Posted on 03/03/2011 6:05:48 PM PST by techno
Over at conservatives4palin.com a couple of days ago I went out on a limb in response to a skeptic that felt Sarah Palin would not run for POTUS in 2012 and suggested that I could name 50 reasons why Sarah Palin would run for President. Well as I am a person of my word here are those 50 reasons, some understandable and some a little more obscure. Nevertheless, I believe that sometime since 2008 Sarah Palin has considered each one of these issues as she has gotten closer to making the ultimate decision to throw her hat into the ring. So here are the fifty reasons why I am pretty certain that Sarah Palin will run for President in 2012:
1)HER RELATIVE YOUTH AND GOOD HEALTH
How many times in life has a person waited for "a better time" only to have health challenges as they got older?
Teddy Roosevelt was the last GOP president in office under 50. He didn't do too badly; he's on Mount Rushmore.
2)HER OWN COMPETITIVE SPIRIT CAN BE MANIFESTED WITHIN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AND SHE HAS THE FIRE IN THE BELLY
Remember Palin's nickname is Barracuda. She got that in high school because of her competitiveness on the basketball court. The campaign marathon will never be too daunting or overwhelming for Sarah Palin.
3)FOR HER CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
I know all politicians say that and Palin is no different.
4)TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM FOREIGN INVADERS AND TERRORISTS BECAUSE SHE LOVES HER COUNTRY
Nobody can ever accuse Palin of not being a patriot.
5)PUBLICITY WILL BENEFIT ALASKA
Not a direct reason but a financial spinoff for the state from her being an Alaska resident
6)TO RESTORE AMERICA'S HONOR
Stopping the apology tour and reaffirming America as a first-class superpower
7)TO FIX THE ECONOMY AND FACILITATE ECONOMIC GROWTH TO BRING PROSPERITY BACK TO AMERICA
Without fixing the economy America will eventually become a second-rate power.
8)TO RESTORE AND RE-ENERGIZE THE FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM
This is part of #7 but also involves recognizing individual initiative, seizing opportunity and achieving individual success which Palin firmly believes in
9)TO USHER IN A NEW ERA OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM
In all facets of American life and culture, striving to be the best we can be
10)HER CHILDREN AND HER HUSBAND WANT HER TO RUN
How many potential candidates do not run because their spouse and/or family members do not support the move?
11)TODD PALIN LEFT HIS JOB ON THE NORTH SLOPE
He is only 46. He is too early to retire, don't you think?
12)BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN A EXECUTIVE (GOVERNOR) AND KNOWS SHE CAN DO THE JOB AS PRESIDENT
Sarah Palin knows she will not become a victim of the Peter Principle if she becomes President
13)PALIN'S RESIGNATION FROM OFFICE ON JULY 3, 2009
If Palin ran for a second term she would not possibly be ready to compete in a presidential campaign in the 21st century.
14)PALIN HAS SPENT THE LAST 18-20 MONTHS GETTING HER DUCKS IN A ROW
Much of it has been sub rosa but nevertheless it has been happening.
15)PALIN CONFIRMED A YEAR AGO SHE HAS BEEN GETTING DAILY BRIEFINGS FROM WASHINGTON INSIDERS
Why does a private citizen no longer directly engaged in government activities contract for such input?
16)PALIN'S STRATEGIC MIDTERM ENDORSEMENTS AND ACTING LIKE A BATTLEFIELD COMMANDER IN THE FIELD
If Sarah Palin were simply a selfish-centered celebretard, why did she work so unselfishlessly to elect others to office? And why did she endorse Branstad of Iowa, Ayotte of NH, and Haley in SC?
17)PALIN HAS IMMENSE LEVERAGE COMING OFF THE HUGE GOP VICTORY AND KNOWS IT AND WILL NOT SQUANDER IT
As much as the MSM wants to downplay Palin's contribution the overwhelming triumph by the GOP in November 2010, the grassroots and most of the GOP primary voters will never forget it. Because of this, once she declares she becomes a serious contender for the nomination.
18)A WEAK OR INNOCUOUS GOP PRESIDENTIAL FIELD IN 2012
Even the most objective pundit admits that.
19)TO BRING FISCAL AND MONETARY SANITY TO WASHINGTON IN THE BUDGETARY PROCESS AND TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT AND DEBT TO PREVENT AMERICA FROM GOING BANKRUPT
Palin did the same thing as Governor of Alaska.
20)TO REDUCE THE FINANCIAL BURDEN OF MOUNTING DEBT ON FUTURE GENERATIONS
Palin has called this immoral.
21)TO MAKE AMERICA SELF-SUFFICIENT IN ENERGY AND TO DEVELOP ALASKA'S NATURAL RESOURCES
Drill baby drill! An absolute passion of Sarah Palin.
22)TO STOP THE SPREAD OF PROGRESSIVISM, SOCIALISM AND MARXISM AND ITS IDEAS AND POLICIES IN AMERICA
Palin considers these ideologies evil and they must be stamped out or America will soon be ruled by an authoritarian regime and bureaucratic apparatus that will bring Americans to their knees financially and spiritually
23)TO ADVANCE CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES, VALUES AND POLICIES IN GOVERNMENT INCLUDING PUTTING THE NATURAL RIGHTS OF MAN INTO PRACTICE
The second Reagan revolution
24)SARAH PALIN HAS THE STRATEGIC MIND OF A WARRIOR GENERAL; THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE WILL ALLOW HER TO UTILIZE HER TALENTS TO THE FULLEST
Everyone needs an arena or outlet to display the God-given talents their Creator has bestowed on them.
25)TO LEGITIMIZE AND MOTIVATE THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT
If the TP does not have have a candidate it can truly rally around with enthusiasm, it could eventually not have the impact in the 2012 election that our side needs to win and eventually die off.
26)TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION
Palin believes strongly in the US Constitution and knows if she does not run, there is a strong possibility it will be gutted by Obama by 2016.
27)TO REPEAL OBAMACARE
28)SO THAT A WEAK GOP CANDIDATE DOESN'T WIN THE GOP NOMINATION AND ASSURE OBAMA A SECOND TERM
Palin knows if she does not run, Obama is virtually assured on being re-elected; in addition she knows of people in the GOP who want to "throw the election to Obama in 2012" to pave the way for Jeb Bush in 2016
29)OBAMA IS VULNERABLE
Not a main reason why she would run but if Obama was currently sitting at 60% approval rather than at 45% or 46% job approval she might think twice before running.
30)NATIONAL POLLS OF GOP PRIMARY VOTERS CONTINUE TO SHOW HER ONE OF THE TOP 3 DESPITE ATTEMPTS BY MSM POLLSTERS TO SKEW THE POLLS OR FUDGE THEIR NUMBERS
How many politicians don't run for POTUS because they can't gain traction; conversely how presidential candidates in the first-tier don't run?
31)MIKE HUCKABEE IS NOT RUNNING IN 2012
I know this contradicts #30 but it is what it is. Over the past year Huckabee has thrown cold water on running through interviews, intentions (not making a decision to run or not to the latter part of summer), not referring to Janet Huckabee as being keen on the idea, speculation about his 7 figure contract at Fox News, his 2.8m mortgage on his new home in Florida, Jim VanderPlaats of Iowa hinting Huck might not be running in 2012 and the recent gaffe over where Obama grew up. And how can we forget Clemmons's, clemency and the murder of 4 cops in Washington state? And finally Huck is a poor fundraiser.
Obviously, this puts Sarah Palin in the catbird seat and gives her a clear pathway to the nomination because she is the predominant "second choice" of Huckabee's evangelical supporters.
32)JOHN THUNE IS NOT RUNNING
Several months ago Thune mentioned in an interview his decision whether to run or not would hinge on whether Palin was entering the race
33)THE CURRENT IDEOLOGICAL DEMOGRAPHICS ARE IN HER FAVOR
Voters who self-identify as conservatives have spiked to 41% or 42% of the overall electorate. In 2008 it was around 34% or 35%. Accordingly voters who self-identify as moderates has gone down from 45% to about 38% or 39%. That is a huge shift in the electorate which a conservative like Palin can and will exploit to her political advantage. It's like having home field advantage in a NFL playoff game.
34)BECAUSE SHE KNOWS SHE CAN WIN THE GOP NOMINATION AND BEAT OBAMA IN 2012
Sarah Palin is supremely confident and gifted and a full-fledged superstar. These people know what they are capable of. In 2006 in the same election cycle Palin beat both a sitting GOP governor and a former Democratic governor.
35)TO HAVE THE SELF-SATISFACTION IN PROVING HER CRITICS WRONG
Palin will run for the right reasons but don't tell me that there is a little bit of her mind and soul that would like to her critics and naysayers in the eye and make them eat their words.
36)TO GET REVENGE ON OBAMA FOR 2008 AND TRYING TO BRING DOWN HER FAMILY AND DESTROY HER POLITICAL CAREER WHILE GOVERNOR OF ALASKA
It's called payback, although Palin would never admit it.
37)RECENTLY HIRING A CHIEF OF STAFF TO MANAGE HER PAC
If you really believe Palin hired Michael Glassner just to oversee SarahPAC and for no other purpose I have some swampland to sell you in Louisiana.
Glassner the other day also came out and defended Palin against charges leveled against her by Karl Rove.
38)THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT HAS THE KNIVES OUT FOR SARAH PALIN TO CONVINCE HER NOT TO RUN
This might sound convoluted but why would the party establishment waste their time and energy on someone who they knew was not running?
39)THE LEFT AND THE LEFTIST BLOGOSPHERE CONTINUES TO ATTACK PALIN IN A SPIRIT OF PALIN DERANGEMENT SYNDROME
Again like #38, why if she isn't running?
40)THE MSM AND JOURNOLISTS CONTINUES TO ASSAIL SARAH PALIN ON A DAILY BASIS
Why? Because the Obama WH has ordered them to do it. Why? Because they know she is running.
41)NOBODY HAS ENTERED THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE YET BECAUSE THEY ARE WAITING FOR PALIN TO DECLARE
In other words if Palin were not running, why are these folks waiting around?
42)ORGANIZE FOR PALIN A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION IS ORGANIZING PEOPLE IN ALL 50 STATES FOR A PALIN PRESIDENTIAL RUN
Gee, I heard from the media that Palin had no organization in place. Go to their web site and see who you now believe
43)FULFILLMENT OF HER DESTINY
I read awhile back that Sarah Palin actually told people she wanted to be President one day.
44)BECAUSE SHE CAN BECAUSE SHE IS NOT TIED DOWN TO ANOTHER JOB
As Candy Crowley of CNN said over a year ago, "In the 21st century you can't run for President and have a day job.
45)PALIN'S ONLINE AND OFFLINE ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS AND AMASSING CLOSE TO 3M FACEBOOK MEMBERS
That's a hell of a lot of people ready, willing and able to help you out once you give the word you are running.
46)PALIN'S TRIP TO INDIA AND PERHAPS TO ISRAEL AND BRITAIN AS WELL
Palin is a private citizen. Why does she need to go to these three countries? As a tourist? I don't think so. It's called "burnishing your foreign affairs credentials."
47)BECAUSE SHE CAN RAISE ENOUGH MONEY ONLINE TO COMPETE AGAINST OBAMA IN THE GENERAL ELECTION
The first rule of politics: Follow the money; and its corollary. Those who have it do and those who don't have it don't.
48)TO GIVE LIBERTARIANS AND REAGAN DEMOCRATS A SECOND CHOICE TO VOTE FOR IN 2012
No other GOP candidate appeals to these two constituencies and these groups may provide the margin of victory for the GOP and Palin in 2012.
49)THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT HER TO RUN
They are actually begging her to run. The pain and suffering under the yoke of Obama is overwhelming. The people cry out to Sarah Palin for relief and deliverance from evil.
50)GOD HAS CALLED HER TO TAKE BACK AMERICA
Palin will be on a divine mission. Nothing will be able to stop her.
51) LOVE YA SARAH!
52) IN THE 2008 ELECTION SHE WAS THE ONLY CANDIDATE ON EITHER TICKET WITH EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE AND EVERYONE KNOWS OBAMA IS STILL LACKING IN THAT AREA (HE CAN’T BE TRAINED).
Nice recap, but I believe u left the most important reason she will run out (by accident of course)
Palin running will cause hundreds of qualified citizens to run for every office u can think of in local, state and national elections. From dog catcher to congressmen and senators. Regardless of if she wins her own race, she will help bring many more Te-Party minded canidates and winners with her. And that my friend is what the elite establishment in Washington fear the most.
To paraphrase Paul Simon:
“Fifty ways to love your country!”
Next time...ask pissant for permission to post Palin threads, M kay’?
What would loser dufusses like Thune or Huckabee have to do with anything?
53) Because she has foreign policy experience as evidenced by her assertion that Russia and Alaska are neighbors.
Before you dismiss this as a poor argument consider that the US has 4 important borders, land borders with Canada and Mexico and sea borders with Cuba and Russia. No one would question that the governor of Florida would need to be knowledgeable about cultural, economic, military, and immigration matters in Cuba its neighbor 90 miles to the south. So why is there surprise and shock when the governor of Alaska claims similar knowledge about Russia, its neighbor only 2 and a half miles to the west? Adding to the mix is that over 15,000 sq. miles of that sea border have been in dispute for over 20 years. The reaction to Palin’s statement showed more about people’s ignorance about geography and Alaska than a poor argument by Palin.
pissonhisaunt can stuff it!
Why would Thune back out if Palin were not running?
Months ago he made that a condition of him entering the fray.
As for Huckabee, it’s called seizing an opportunity. There are only two candidates who do really well with evangelicals: Huckabee and Palin. With Huckabee out, Palin has the field virtually to herself.
Thanks, I needed something to cheer me up tonight. I pray God you are right, that Palin will run.
Good list. BTTT.
Nice job. I especially like #50. Sarah has been planning her Presidential run since a teen at church camp. Read “The Faith and Values of Sarah Palin.”
Yes, Saracuda is far better and quite appropriate.
You have the best Sarah pictures. This one is ‘so Sarah’. No pomp - just..let’s get the job done!
He said 150 reasons not 350 lbs.
Pray for America
Has she ever claimed such a thing?
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