Do I want Sarah Palin to announce today that she’s running for President?
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”.