Skip to comments.Sarah's Tea talk sounds presidential
Posted on 02/07/2010 3:40:12 AM PST by Scanian
Nashville -- Speaking to the Tea Party convention here last night, Sarah Palin did not have to deliver a substantive speech built around words and ideas.
All she had to do was show up, give her trademark wink and a powerful current of emotion would have passed from her to the crowd of conservatives gathered here.
But in a 40-minute, remarkably detailed speech, Palin laid out what could only be described as the framework of a presidential-campaign platform.
She ran through a host of specifics about recent failures of national-security and economic policies. And she wrapped it up in a heavy sheen of good political rhetoric.
"America is ready for another revolution," she said, setting the tone for an evening that ended with chants of "Run, Sarah, run!"
Someone had printed up and passed around bumper stickers that read: Palin 2012.
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You betcha it sounded Presidential.
I was not fully 100% behind Sarah Palin for President in 2012.
After last night - I definitely am now!
Seriously? Was this speech better than her convention one? Objectively. Everyone thought the convention speech was great.
The one speech was as good as the other. They had different objectives and frames, but both were vintage Palin.
Exactly. I suspect she feels some responsibility for the softball campaign that Juan ran and is making her amends now. (I realize she was leashed by the political wise guys, but that is over.)
By the way, doesn't Palin's rise remind you of this person:
When Thatcher rose up the Conservative Party ranks in the UK, everyone dismissed her. But in the end, she became perhaps the greatest British Prime Minister of the 20th Century besides one Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill.
I see Palin's rise on almost the same track.
Gee, the latest talking point from the fanatical anti-Palin jihadists here on Freerepublic is that Sarah Palin is "not presidential".
Of course they know better than anyone else. /sarc" <<<<
That's very interesting to me. I've not had any change to stay up to date with anti-Palin rhetoric on FR, but on the few occasions that I've listened to far leftie Mike Malloy on the radio last month, he was chortling about how freepers consider Governor Palin to be presidential material.
I had no idea that this phrase had become so contentious at FR to be picked up by someone who used to be on Air America.
Once again, the question and answer session featured a politician who actually ANSWERED questions-no dodging, no tortured rehetorical non-answers. She is comfortable in her convictions, and this has to be a novel-and frightening- experience for liberals who might have been watching
She is a quick learner, a person with a good heart, genuine to the core. She will do just fine as a two term President carrying us into the 2020s.
AND FOR RINOs ALSO
Of course I've read thousands and thousands of pages online which are critical of BHO, but watching her articulate direct critcisms of the polities of this administration created a startling contrast to all the lamestream media with their blatantly silly lowball questions and their coddling of anything and everyone having anything to do with BHO. Much less all the quiescent obsequious weakling RINOs of the Beltway.
It became apparent to me, also, that the BHO-Machine in the MSM has created the notion that anyone who is critical of anything Obama is obviously an unintelligent kook fringe birther with no education. They, are all PRO-Obama, all the time, because they are smart -- the press has become the Madison Avenue PR branch of the Democratic Party and they are oblivious to this.
I predict that that accomplishment of the Dems, via their influence over media friends, is going to seriously backfire.
And if in the future, they decide to start critiquing the great Barack Hussein Obama, who will ever believe them?
Scared to death is more like it. If Palin was unqualified, unworldly, unpresidential and all the other things the Lefties keep saying she is, they'd let her talk and make a fool of herself on the national stage. The left's continuous carping about Palin is the best evidence that they are shaking in their boots at the thought of her entering a Presidential primary, much less being the head of the GOP ticket in 2012. They know she is the genuine article. That's why they go out of their way to trash her at every available opportunity. In the south, we call that "hit dog hollers".....
There a a lot of pseudo-conservatives (R.I.N.O.'s) that don't feel too good about this as well.
Obama ran for President for 2 years and no one was able to land a punch on him, except Palin.
In his year as President, can anyone name an elected Republican, who has successfully zinged Obama? (Cheney and Palin aren't currently elected and Rush, Hannity and Beck don't count).
It would be a grand start having someone sounding and acting presidential while being QUALIFIED to be presidential.
Its like eating hamburgers for a year without the meat.
I loved her message, but I was thinking she could benefit from a speech writer that is familiar with her style to help make her speeches flow a little better.
I didn’t have a chance to see it. Anyone know if there is a transcript of the address available somewhere?
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