Skip to comments.Is Sarah Palin the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan?
Posted on 10/09/2010 2:18:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
At a reception and dinner attended by fifty conservative movers and shakers, Sarah Palin implicitly compared herself to President Ronald Reagan. At the same time she suggested that she is mulling a Presidential run in 2012.
According to Politico:
"Speaking to a group of well-connected Republicans at a private dinner in Florida this week, Sarah Palin implicitly addressed questions about her own electability by noting that critics also said Ronald Reagan couldn't win in 1980, three attendees told POLITICO.
"Palin, at an event organized by the conservative magazine Newsmax, told the right-wing crowd that those who don't have the same convictions will always say a true conservative can't win.
"Pointing out that the knock on Reagan was that he was also too far to the right, the former Alaska governor repeatedly invoked the 40th president and conservative icon, at one point citing the quotation he was most fond of: that America is a "shining city on a hill."
"'I think she sees herself as heir to Reagan,' said one attendee."
While just about every Republican politician invokes Ronald Reagan, just as Democrats like to invoke John Kennedy or Franklin Roosevelt, Sarah Palin's implicit suggestion that she is the heir or even the second coming of Ronald Reagan would seem somewhat presumptuous, at least at first glance.
There are some parallels. Like Reagan, Palin was a state governor. Like Reagan, a large percentage of the liberal intelligentsia has labeled her, mistakenly, as somewhat dim. Like Reagan, she is beloved by many, hated by many more. Like Reagan, Palin is something of a media star.
There are differences, of course...
(Excerpt) Read more at associatedcontent.com ...
Palin Supports Law of the Sea Treaty
Give me Bolton.
I have to say there are many similarities and also many differences. I think she has what it takes but only time will tell. The left saw this potential way before many on the right, this is evidenced by the brutality of the attacks against her. Yet, she has weathered the storm so far and is still fighting. The attacks have taken their toll, but she is not politically dead,not even close. We will see.
“Is Sarah Palin the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan?”
In a word, YES!!! :-)
Its unfair to Sarah Palin to call her a “second coming” of Reagan. Reagan, himself, wasn’t even the first coming of today’s romanticisized Reagan, much as I loved his presidency in so many ways. Reagan did raise taxes and grant amnesty to illegals, after all.
Reagan is my favorite President EVER and came into voting age and he was the first I ever cast a vote for. She may not be the second Reagan, but better than anything else that has come along since 1988 for the GOP on a national ticket level and I do like GWB but didn’t always agree with him, for me, he was too liberal. :)
As I’ve said before of others, Ronald Reagan is ultimately irreplaceable, but Sarah Palin is about as worthy a predecessor as I’ve seen in a while.
Michael Reagan thought so. I do too. But look at the quote they are using ... that’s a whole bunch of “reading into” going on there. Typical way folks deal with all things Sarah.
Successor. Can we get an “edit” function up in here?
OMG! LOST, again?! Do you PDS folks take turns on thesed threads, or what?!
In two, ‘hell no’.
So you pinged a few folks to the thread that weren't otherwise aware of it? ;-)
PDS = Palin Deification Syndrome? Making a Saint of her?
That’s up to the Pope. I just want to make her chief magistrate of the United States of America and Commander-in-Chief of it’s Armed Forces. Watch me as I raise $2 million dollars to that end
Without question, Palin has been the most inspirational, and influential conservative leader since President Reagan.
So of course.
I think a few people mistake the question by thinking it means someone that is a carbon copy of the man himself, rather than of the leadership and conservative influence that he provided for America.
In Three, Hell Yes!
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