Skip to comments.The Meaning of Sarah Palin
Posted on 02/04/2009 7:15:52 AM PST by Jbny
Two political figures dominated the final months of the 2008 presidential campaign. One was the Democratic nominee, Barack Obama. The other had been unknown to all but 670,000 Americans only a few minutes before she was first introduced by the Republican nominee, John McCain, at a rally in Ohio on the Friday before the Republican National Convention, only 66 days before the November election.
By the close of that first weekend, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska had become a national sensation. Two days after that, she delivered her debut address at the Republican National Convention as the partys vice-presidential nomineea dazzling stemwinder, it was all but universally acknowledged. McCains dramatic and unexpected bet appeared to have paid off in spades.
(Excerpt) Read more at commentarymagazine.com ...
I knew who she was back in September, 2008. I'm sure there were a number of other Freep-a-holics who knew as well.
Whats revealing is Sarah Palin has been a top five news story at least once per week SINCE the election of 2008.
Not McCain. Not Romney. Not Huckabee. Not Tancredo or Hunter or Thompson.
Sarah Palin. The only politician that gets more regular ‘ink’ is our new President.
Those that want to continue to claim Sarah Palin isn’t a huge factor in American politics only out themselves as not ready for prime time political commentators.
Its revealing that most of those types are Moderate whiners, or simply RINO’s.
Her name started coming up here back in 07.
Yes. Palin was on the FR radar months before the nomination.
I remember that an article talking smack about her conservative credentials was posted.
I memory-filed it for later research.
unknown to all but 670,000 Americans ......................... No longer! Go Sarah!
Add me as well. I’d been following her as a potential running mate since May ‘08. I was so happy to hear of her selection, McCain almost impressed me. Almost. Sarah got my vote from jump, though.
The Mittwits will be along shortly to trash her and call her stupid.
I backed Romney in the primaries, and wouldn’t dream of trashing the single most successful governor in America today.
Conversely, I’ve never understood the insanity related to the Romney bashers.
We do more to hurt ourselves than anything the Democrats can come up with, as the most recent election cycle demonstrates conclusively in my honest opinion.
She had me at "Ya knooooow..."
A truly non-partisan (he thinks David Brooks is ‘right leaning’) look at the Palin phenomena.
Yep. I read her bio in January of 07 and felt that she was the one. The real one.
“Conversely, Ive never understood the insanity related to the Romney bashers.”
I guess you would have to step back and take an honest look at his record on the issues to understand.
My thoughts on the button
Governor Palin IS the great American success story. In fact, she’s too much for the DC political class to bear.
In 2012 the message could be "Can the Mayor of Wasila do better than the Editor of the Harvard Law Review? Yes She Can!"
I did, long and hard. I read everything I could posted here related to it.
And I realized that when you are a governor in a leftwing state, you do what you can, when you can.
But I didn’t support Romney because I thought ‘He’s a conservative’.
It was obvious that there simply wasn’t a Conservative that was strong enough to win in the primaries.
So I went with Chief Executive Officer performance...and remembered ‘its the economy, stupid’.
Romney won my support based on that criteria. I’ll always wonder what would have happened last September 15th if it had been Romney, rather than John ‘don’t know much about the economy’ McLame on the day we had the meltdown.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.