There is still a lot of debate on whether or not Governor Sarah Palin will run, and last night’s speech at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Reagan Dinner didn’t really help clarify. She did go after Obama pretty fast and hard, and gave a lot of red meat to the base. She didn’t say her intentions, but she didn’t close the door to 2012 either. It sounded like a rally speech for 2010, but it had a campaign feel as well…
We can analyze that to no end I’m sure… remember when Presidential campaigns only lasted 18 months?
I do want to point out something that I haven’t seen reported in the press about this speech. Many of the party leadership are calling for a truce on abortion like Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels or believing it won’t make a difference this election year like Alabama Governor Haley Barbour. Some of the up and coming Republicans in the House aren’t particularly concerned about abortion either.
Governor Sarah Palin dissents last night in Des Moines saying one of our “time-tested truths that make our country great” and part of the commonsense conservatism we should dear is the sanctity of life.
And that every innocent life has purpose, has destiny. Every innocent life deserves to be in that circle of protection and respect.
While the rhetoric and focus is pointed toward fiscal matters we must uphold the sanctity of life. It is an American principle that reflective of higher moral law. If this issue and other social issues don’t matter, then somebody forgot to tell the voters or Sarah Palin for that matter.