Do I want Sarah Palin to announce today that she’s running for President?
Absolutely.
Absolutely not.
Yes, I do.
Well, maybe not yet.

As you can see, I’m decidedly of two minds on the issue, and I’m a staunch Sarah Palin/Allen West 2012 supporter. Just this past week, two big news events came out regarding Sarah Palin. Well, one big news event and one viral event. Okay, one small news event that went viral and one FaceBook post that went viral.

Sarah Palin wrote a lengthy FaceBook post, and as with all of her FaceBook posts, it went viral. And Newsweek had a cover story on Sarah Palin for all ten of its readers. And that cover story went viral. Those are the two events.

From what I’ve read, the Newsweek story where Sarahcuda said she could win a National election was a very even-handed story. Needless to say, that surprised most everyone who follows politics and the news media. Those of us on the Right were very surprised that a radical Leftist rag like Newsweak would actually play fair on anything, much less regarding Mama Grizzly herself. And the self-declared Socialist Larry O’Donnell of the radical Leftist propaganda outfit MSNBC became unhinged.

Sarah Palin’s FaceBook note is full of zingers (not all directed solely at Democrats) and has a huge, massive “tell”. Here are some of the zingers:

Barack Obama’s big government policies continue to fail. He should put a link to the national debt clock on his BlackBerry. The gears on that clock have nearly exploded during his administration.

The “elite” political class in this country with their heads in the sand had better face some unpleasant facts about the world as it is. They’ve run out of money and no amount of accounting gimmicks or happy talk will change this reality. Those of us who live in the real world could see this day coming.

The same “experts” who got us into this mess are now telling us that the only way out of our debt crisis is to “increase revenue,” but not by creating more jobs and therefore a larger tax base; no, they want to “increase revenue” by raising taxes on job creators who are taxed enough already!

See, Washington is addicted to OPM – Other People’s Money. And like any junkie, they will lie, steal, and cheat to fund their addiction.

We are in desperate need of real leadership, but President Obama’s solution to everything is to grow government by borrowing more money, spending more money, printing more money, and taxing our job creators. He once said that he “believes in American Exceptionalism…just as the Greeks believe in Greek Exceptionalism.” Well, the path he has us on will make us just as “exceptional” as Greece – debt crisis, stagnation, permanent high unemployment, and all.

It means bucking the status quo, fighting the corrupt powers that be, serving the common good, and leaving the country better than you found it. Most of us don’t see a lot of that real leadership in D.C., and it’s profoundly disappointing.

That’s just some of the zingers in her FaceBook note. As for the “tell”:

But we will never recover, we will never get free of devastating debt, unless we make tough choices now. We don’t hear talk like this from leaders in D.C. or from those running for office because they say what they think we want to hear rather than what must be said.

From that, I gather Sarah’s not satisfied with any of the Republicans in the race. It’s obvious that she is highly dissatisfied with Barack Obama — as everyone should be. It also suggests to me that Sarahcuda has absolutely made up her mind to run for President. It’s now only a matter of timing her roll-out.

I would absolutely love for her to announce immediately. The whole game would change in an instant, without a doubt. But she doesn’t need to announce yet. In fact, it would be better if she waited to announce until a later date.

Reasons why a candidate should announce early:

The two major Parties have severely front-loaded the Primary season, forcing a much earlier announcement and campaign process and making it more expensive overall and less likely some outsider could gain any traction while simultaneously curtailing any actual vetting process.

Unknowns and Regionally-knowns need time to get name recognition.

Campaigns need lots of donors and lots of cash, which requires time to build.

Policy positions need time to be threshed and spread throughout the populace.

The media need time to vet the candidates.

None of these reasons for an early campaign start apply to Sarah Palin. Not a single one. She has been the most vetted politico in US history. Practically everyone knows her name and that she was Governor of Alaska. Every one of her FaceBook posts goes viral. Many of her tweets have gone viral. The media cannot stop talking about her, even when they try. The media cannot stop chasing her all over the country. The media cannot stop trying to dig up dirt on her, even as they continuously fail to find any dirt.

Sarah Palin says “don’t party like it’s 1773” and the rabid Left go wild. Obviously she meant 1776 and was too dumb to know. Except she meant the Boston Tea Party, which took place in 1773, and the rabid Left were too dumb to know.

Sarah Palin talks about “death panels” and the whole discussion on the foul, evil ObamaCare gets shifted.

Sarah Palin rails on the Left’s blood libel and the Left goes nuts. But prominent Jews declare she used the term properly.

Sarah Palin talks about Paul Revere warning the British and the Left goes insane. And the historians declare she had her histo-facts right.

The media declare she’s irrelevant and unserious but then complain that she doesn’t give them her itinerary.

Even when SarahCuda “goes dark” or “goes to ground” the media and politicos continue talking about her incessantly.

24,000 pages of emails from when Mama Grizzly was Governor of Alaska get released and it’s a media feeding frenzy — until absolutely nothing damaging to Sarah comes out; on the contrary, the 24,000 pages prove she’s serious, knowledgeable, studious, likeable and well-liked, and the same in private as she is in public. And the media “go to ground” on the emails.

From what I read, Sarah’s negatives among “all adults” was 69 percent prior to her Northeast historical site trip, but went to 52 percent immediately following. And her favorables among Republicans are the highest of any candidate or potential candidate. The Undefeated is being released, showing the real Sarah Palin, as her bus tour of the Northeast did, and running counter to nearly all the media stories of her.

Every state has large groups of people actively working for her presumed candidacy or itching to get going, without anyone from the top directing them. She has over 3.1 million FaceBook followers. As soon as she announces, her campaign will be inundated with cash, with donations likely to crash her servers on the outset.

All the reasons to announce early are void. There is no cause for her to need to jump in in a hurry. In fact, the story goes that there is a lot of establishment money and endorsements just waiting on the sidelines with Rick Perry’s name possibly attached, should Governor Perry jump in. And that would hurt Mitt Romney. So, there’s still room for two powerhouse Republicans to jump into the mix.

Why Sarah Palin can and maybe should wait ’til August or September to announce:

Her FaceBook notes will continue to go viral.

Her speeches and interviews will continue to go viral.

The Undefeated will be widely watched as it opens in more cities after its Premiere.

The media can’t stay away from a Sarah Palin story, even when she goes to ground.

It’s not costing her a cent.

The longer she stays out, the longer the other Republican candidates have to take some of the heat from vetting and a deceitful media.

The other Republican candidates still have to consider Sarah Palin in all they do and say.

The Statute of Limitations for frivolous lawsuits against her expires at the end of July.

So, by my own estimations, Sarah Palin would do well to wait until August or September to announce her candidacy. None of the reasons for an early announcement apply to her while all the reasons for a later announcement fit her to a “t”.
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22 comments
  1. Her followers on FB are waiting for her word, but we are gearing up and are quite serious. We are gettin and passing out bumperstickers, ordering t-shirts, and all the running gear in preparation. While it can’t be too soon for us, but we take our lead from her. We are patiently waiting for we know in our hearts she will. PALIN 2012

    1. The GOP’s chance ended when Daniels declined. Sarah won’t run because she doesn’t want the responsibility of another political office – she’s dragging out the game because she’s afraid she’ll fade fast when she doesn’t run. My guess is she’ll try to extend the game by starting her own party.

  2. I ran out of interest before I finished reading the article.  As usual, I look for Sarah’s Detailed Solutions to the problems she (and most everyone else in the country) is well-aware of – if I don’t see a lead halfway through I don’t read further.

    This article is unique as it shows what binds Palinians; here is a catchy Palinism “Newsweak” – a common thread of shallowness and comfortable ignorant bliss holds this group together.   Any media outlet that doesn’t support Sarah is deemed liberal by these people.  Always keep in mind it’s not just “the left” or “liberals” that think Sarah offers little to help the nation – it’s everyone left OF Sarah, a significant number of Republicans, and even some on Sarah’s right (those who thought she was wishy-washy with her comments about GOProud at CPAC) – even some who like/are neutral with her, don’t want her to run because they know she won’t beat Obama.  Sarah’s delusional if she thinks she can win a general election – I’d say she’s simply ignorant on the subject except she catches “lamestream” media articles about all other topics, so she must see the polls.  I don’t think Sarah would get nominated (which she won’t because she’ll announce “she’ll continue making a difference from outside [the responsibility of] a political office”), but just in case she could pull an O’Donnell, thank God for general elections.

    1. I sure would love to see a video of her speech at CPAC.  That would be a neat trick, seeing as she was in Alaska cheering on her husband as he competed in the annual Iron Dog race.

      1.  I don’t think full post will get approved (it had a link), but you’re right – my sentence structure has something to be desired.  Sarah wasn’t at CPAC but GOProud was and it was a contentious issue among (social) “conservatives”.  You can look up her carefully prepared statement (~even if she/we don’t agree with the issue, all should be allowed to participate since it increases chances of getting more people to vote Republican).

  3. Sarah will always say “we”, not “they” because her whole view is inclusive and everyone is invited to the dialogue.  Obama has caused division along every line possible…race, sex orientation, class and wealth, union versus nonunion, ethnic groups, on and on ad nauseum.  Sarah is a uniter, and if our country is to be saved, we have to start working together again.  She was able to do this in Alaska, working harmoniously with both Democrat and Republican to get things done, and she did this without giving up her own principles.  It’s the power of charisma, the ability to inspire people to work together for the common good.  Her record shows this was true until she was seen as a threat to Obama after being picked as the VP candidate.  She was far from being divisive.
    Sarah would invite everyone into the tent who wants to be there.  This is quite different from the usual pandering of most politicians who try to please everyone.  I can see her saying:  “This is what we have to do to restore our nation.  If you want the same thing, come with me…let’s get busy and do it.”  Yeah, she’d work in the trenches with anyone and not ask if they are gay or straight or what their religion or political philosophies are.  For her, it’s about getting it done.

    1. “I can see her saying:  “This is what we have to do to restore our
      nation.  If you want the same thing, come with me…let’s get busy and
      do it.”  Yeah, she’d work in the trenches with anyone and not ask if
      they are gay or straight or what their religion or political
      philosophies are.  For her, it’s about getting it done.”

      I agree Sarah would welcome all – most all politicians are changing opinions as they try to gain favor.

      I disagree that Sarah’s about “getting it done”.  She’s got a lot of good ideas (which I and most all people agree with), but she offers no details on how to accomplish what’s needed.  A simple sentence like “shrink federal spending” needs to be backed up.  Most governors (Daniels probably prepared) are freaking out now that the debt is being addressed because stimulus is gone and the well is dry.  Sarah never gives detailed plans, numbers, consequences (who will get hit with cuts), or time tables.  She really has no answers – she’s a cheerleader – not an executive.  Her plan to increase Alaska revenue was quadrupling tax on oil companies – that can’t be applied on a national level (and now the pipeline is clogging up because oil companies have gone elsewhere to drill – Parnell was thinking of backing down the tax, but can’t get a commitment from oil companies that they’ll search/drill more if he does.  Sarah could have given corporations incentives to set up shop in AK (as Perry did in TX and took a lot of companies from CA), but she didn’t, nor did she decrease Alaska’s dependence on federal funding.  Ted Stevens getting killed in a plane crash probably did more to shrink AK’s federal funding than anything Sarah did.

      To be fair, few governors decrease their need for federal funding (especially for Medicaid), but Sarah acts like she knows it all when she’s done nothing she stands for.  Main points are what she did for Alaska won’t work for the nation, and she presents no plans to fix what she criticizes.

      1. I think you have a few misconceptions about what she did in Alaska,
        Chris. Wish you could see the movie “The Undefeated”…she was an
        awesome governor and did get things done.

        Palin is not even running yet but will announce within the next two
        months. I haven’t heard any details at all from candidates who are
        officially running, have you? Are you expecting a different standard
        for her? She has given details in many cases, including matters of
        foreign policy and energy, and will continue to do so as a candidate.

      2.  Sarah presents no action plans – only criticism, finger-pointing, and one-liners.

        She’s not going to run.  She doesn’t want another political office with a high level of responsibility – nor would she want the awkwardness of getting hammered for campaigning from a safety zone of Twitter, Facebook, and  Fox.  And mostly, she wouldn’t want to give up her Fox slot/the pay that goes with it.  Sarah will announce that she’s going to “continue making a difference/doing her work from outside a political office” as she did when she quit AK, and again mentioned May 3 at the Baldwin County fundraiser (story’s on the web).  She might back up some candidate if anyone wants her endorsement – I can’t see any of the current candidates (even Bachmann) caring much about a Sarah Endorsement (they’ll be silent about her, as seems to be the case nowadays).

      3. Well, now, we will have to wait and see a month or so, won’t we? Are
        you going to come back on here and say you were wrong?
        No, you won’t. That never happens with PDS types.
        There isn’t any candidate that is stupid enough to attack Sarah these
        days, unless it’s by proxy. It’s wiser to say silent about her.

      4.  No one says anything because they don’t want to alienate Palinians so when she pulls out they may have a chance at getting those votes.  Even Rove is silent.  Sarah’s in freefall (criticism without solutions) so no one has to say anything.

      5.  If she runs, she will win.  And she has the biggest and most enthusiastic “army” in the nation to help her do that.  I look forward to it. 

      6. Oh – you’re right that other candidates don’t give detailed plans – some have, like Daniels (he had a good speech at CPAC), but he’s not running – and his criticism is minimal, only to make a point of what needs fixing – he doesn’t use it as a platform for existence. 

        All we can do is see what kind of job candidates have done, and if their policy can be applied on a national level.  But candidates who have had good results, will offer that to show how they’re better than the other – those with little to show rely primarily on mudslinging to evade major issues (see O’Reilly’s interview with Sarah about Medicare – she evaded by saying he was interrupting her, but that’s because she kept going off on tangents).

      7. She chided him for interrupting her answers. You might have noticed
        that O’Reilly interrupts everyone. Sarah isn’t evading anything at
        all, but if they want her answer they have to quit talking so she can
        answer.

      8. We’ll know soon enough. In the meantime, where is everyone else’s
        plan…about anything at all?

      9. That’s an evasion, not an answer.  She has no plan and if no one else does it doesn’t matter, since I’m only talking about Sarah “No Plans” Palin.  Mitch Daniels is the only person I’ve heard talk about it, but didn’t pay attention to details (bottom line is everyone’s going to have to sacrifice something).  Main point is Sarah had no plan when she spoke with O’Reilly and she still doesn’t have one – if she did she’d have done the mature thing by posting it on Facebook and saying “here’s what I was trying to tell O’Reilly when he interrupted me”.  O’Reilly’s “interruptions” were just trying to pull her back on topic.

      10. Wow, Chris…Daniels’ plan was that everyone’s going to have to sacrifice something?  What a detailed plan!  (And I do resent politicians telling me that I have to sacrifice still more because of THEIR folly!)

        Sarah may not have revealed her plans to you or to me, but she’s just a private citizen.  When she runs, she will tell us more about her plans, although she has ALREADY spelled out a lot of them.  In the meantime, why don’t you tell us what the others have planned?  You say it doesn’t matter?  If it matters what Sarah has planned, why doesn’t it matter about the others?  After all, they ARE running right now. Double standard or something?

        Mitt will tell you whatever he thinks you want to hear today (and if you want to hear something else tomorrow, he’ ll say that tomorrow), MB and Cain just parrot what Palin has said (often using her exact same words), Paul is just against everything, Obama on his end just tells us to ask Reid and Pelosi.  Sarah is the ONLY one who has outlined any specific plans and policies.

        She has also SHOWN us what she will do at a state level, which included mind-blowing changes in government corruption and energy production, among many other issues.  You seem to have a total ignorance of what she did as a governor but now you want to be spoon fed about her policies?  Do a little research yourself and you’ll see what she’s all about.  If you can’t do that, see the movie.

      11. Wow, Chris…Daniels’ plan was that everyone’s going to have to sacrifice something?  What a detailed plan!  (And I do resent politicians telling me that I have to sacrifice still more because of THEIR folly!)

        Sarah may not have revealed her plans to you or to me, but she’s just a private citizen.  When she runs, she will tell us more about her plans, although she has ALREADY spelled out a lot of them.  In the meantime, why don’t you tell us what the others have planned?  You say it doesn’t matter?  If it matters what Sarah has planned, why doesn’t it matter about the others?  After all, they ARE running right now. Double standard or something?

        Mitt will tell you whatever he thinks you want to hear today (and if you want to hear something else tomorrow, he’ ll say that tomorrow), MB and Cain just parrot what Palin has said (often using her exact same words), Paul is just against everything, Obama on his end just tells us to ask Reid and Pelosi.  Sarah is the ONLY one who has outlined any specific plans and policies.

        She has also SHOWN us what she will do at a state level, which included mind-blowing changes in government corruption and energy production, among many other issues.  You seem to have a total ignorance of what she did as a governor but now you want to be spoon fed about her policies?  Do a little research yourself and you’ll see what she’s all about.  If you can’t do that, see the movie.

      12. You’re choosing to be ignorant about details.  I said I didn’t pay attention to details (to a point of recall – I was blown away to hear someone talk about them), but the bottom line is that everyone will have to sacrifice – Sarah never talks about a need to sacrifice because it a downer for her cheerleading – it’s the same reason few talk about fixes.

        Sarah’s all mouth with no plans and until you post some links to prove otherwise, you have no logical defense – only one of emotion (which isn’t going to fix anything).   Main point is she talks about a need to cut federal spending, but did absolutely nothing to make Alaska less dependent on federal handouts – Ted Stevens helped by getting himself killed, but Sarah did nothing.

      13. You’re right that no other “candidates” have presented plans to fix anything, and it’s for the same reason Sarah hasn’t (they’re better off keeping their supporters ignorant from knowing that fixes aren’t easy).  But we’re talking about Sarah, and she’s NEVER presented anything which is why people are bored with her.  Bachmann gives plans (like cutting out the minimum wage), and Ryan gave a plan (to confiscate Medicare funds and issue vouchers to [partly] cover health costs for everyone under 54) – both are ridiculous and, if this is the best they can do, show how difficult it will be to fix the economy and deficit. To be honest, we’re up a creek and not coming back for generations – the US credit rating is going to drop.

  4. Sarah will always say “we”, not “they” because her whole view is inclusive and everyone is invited to the dialogue.  Obama has caused division along every line possible…race, sex orientation, class and wealth, union versus nonunion, ethnic groups, on and on ad nauseum.  Sarah is a uniter, and if our country is to be saved, we have to start working together again.  She was able to do this in Alaska, working harmoniously with both Democrat and Republican to get things done, and she did this without giving up her own principles.  It’s the power of charisma, the ability to inspire people to work together for the common good.  Her record shows this was true until she was seen as a threat to Obama after being picked as the VP candidate.  She was far from being divisive.
    Sarah would invite everyone into the tent who wants to be there.  This is quite different from the usual pandering of most politicians who try to please everyone.  I can see her saying:  “This is what we have to do to restore our nation.  If you want the same thing, come with me…let’s get busy and do it.”  Yeah, she’d work in the trenches with anyone and not ask if they are gay or straight or what their religion or political philosophies are.  For her, it’s about getting it done.

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