Sarah Palin Presidential Candidate Not Kingmaker
Sarah Palin is an emotive figure in US politics, hated by the liberal left who never miss an opportunity to smear and create lies about her and her family, adored by many other Americans, Palin is alternatively tipped as the next President or the kingmaker of the next President.
There is a lot of interest in Sarah Palin in Britain, so with the help of @theRealExTex and the links she chose here are some newspaper stories and blog posts:
Sarah Palin and her family are the subject of regular smears and attacks in the media, be it David Letterman calling Palin a slut , Palin is a Nazi Sympathiser, Opposes Sex Education, Is a… with aid of Photoshop and is the grandmother not mother of Trig Palin.
Sarah Palin, and her family, have been subjected to unprecedented scrutiny, and has been smeared by many in the liberal media. Here are eight lies that have been responded to with the truth:
The Charge: Unsubstantiated Internet reports insisted Palin was once a member of the Alaska Independence Party, which critics call a secessionist political movement and supporters say is dedicated to seeking greater state control over federal lands across Alaska.
The Facts: Palin has been a registered Republican since 1982. There is no record of her ever being a member of the AIP, or any party but the GOP. Palin’s husband has been a member of the AIP in the past, but since 2002 has been a registered independent.
The lies and smears machine, the only weapon the Leftwing have globally, their policies are all based on failed Marxist ideology and frequently repackaged for the gullible, as Britain saw to its cost with the disaster that was the New Labour experiment. In Britain the legacy of Blair/Brown is an illegal war and a bankrupt country.
Aardvark tips his hat to the US people for waking up to the dangers of Barry Obama, far faster than people woke up in this country to the Blair/Brown regime.
Sarah Palin has President Obama in her sights, telling FoxNews.com she “would be willing” to challenge him in the 2012 presidential race.
The former Alaska governor, in an interview Saturday on the sidelines of the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, said President Obama’s “lack of experience” has held him back his first year in office and that she would put her credentials up against his any day.
“I would be willing to if I believe that it’s right for the country,” Palin said when asked if she would run for president in 2012.
She qualified the statement, adding that she sees “many” other potential candidates who are “in as strong or stronger position than I am to take on the White House and if they’re in a better position than I in three years, I’ll support them.”
But the former GOP vice presidential nominee told “Fox News Sunday”: “I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future.”
There is much speculation in the global MSM if Palin will stand for President, many reasons have been put forward for the will she, Wont she, scenario.
James Delingpole thinks Sarah Palin is making too much money to want to be President, and has a more probable roll as Kingmaker.
Palin recently endorsed Rand Paul, the son of Texas Rep. Ron Paul, in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. She said she was attracted to his limited government platform and that she’s already donated to the campaign.
Asked which other races she’s focusing on, Palin, who’s a Fox News analyst, said she’ll “do whatever I can to help” the Republican nominee, whoever he or she is, against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada.
“If the election were today, Reid … would go down,” Palin said.
However, she said she doesn’t have any favorites in the Republican primary — and dismissed the idea that she fancies herself a political kingmaker.
In another scenario a third credible candidate enters the race:
Until not long ago, the only people who took seriously the notion that Palin would make a White House bid in 2012, let alone win the Republican nomination, were those who really do live at the unicorn ranch—and spend their time there huffing pixie dust. When Palin quit the Alaska governorship in 2009, her political career seemed over. And even after she resurrected herself, emerging through her media ubiquity and her aggressive endorsement strategy as arguably the most powerful figure in the GOP, much of the political world believed that she was animated by non-presidential motives. To further pad her bank account. To redeem her reputation. To turn herself into the party’s preeminent kingmaker. Or possibly all three.
But today the conventional wisdom about Palin is being revised again, nowhere more so than within the ranks of professional Republicans. Among two dozen senior strategists and operatives with whom I’ve spoken in recent days—including many of those responsible for securing the nomination for the party’s last three standard-bearers—there is a growing consensus that Palin is running or setting herself up to run. All agreed that her entry would radically and fundamentally transform the race. Most averred that if she steps into the fray, she stands a reasonable chance of claiming the Republican prize. Indeed, more than one argued that she is already the de facto front-runner.
A big H/T to @theRealExTex for all her help with selecting links for this post.