Monday, May 7, 2012

Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?

Whitney Pitcher reminds us of what true reformer looks like....this is a great article to disprove the nasty false narrative that has been perpetrated about Governor Palin.~ teledude

Who Is the Real Sarah Palin?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

“Paying at the Pump” Solutions by Governor Palin

I am looking forward to hearing Governor Palin's ideas on energy production and what to do about these high gas prices. This should be good. ~ teledude

via Governor Palin's Facebook page:

“Paying at the Pump” Solutions to Relieve Pain at the Pump

by Sarah Palin on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 3:49pm ·
Real energy solutions shall be presented! Please join Eric Bolling and me as we host an energy special this Friday, April 13th at 10pm ET on FOX called “Paying at the Pump.” We’ll present real solutions to solve our country’s rising energy prices and relieve America’s pain at the pump. And, yes, there are real solutions! We’ll discuss them and invite President Obama – in fact we’ll challenge the President – to adopt them for the good of our country.

The White House will have an opportunity to put partisanship and its stubborn lack of energy common sense aside to get a handle on these outrageous prices. Please tune in Friday night. The energy special will also re-air on Saturday and Sunday.

- Sarah Palin

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The path forward

Well, I haven't updated this site for a long while.

I started this blog to help organize for what we all thought was going to be a Palin run for the White House, and now that Rick Santorum has dropped out it appears Mitt Romney has wrapped up the nomination (and Governor Palin is still not running!) I am not sure how to continue with this site.

Of course I and many of her supporters still stand behind her 100% and pray for the day when our country can see her vision of reform and restoration of our nation take place. 

Moving forward, I think I will still post on Governor Palin's activities...she does have a way of staying relevant to the conversation of our national direction.

I'd like to thank everyone who frequented this blog back in it's heyday...those were exciting I look back on speeches and poll results and other opinions of Governor Palin and her chances in the election I can only think of what might have been.

I believe we need to come together and support the party nominee because President Obama is a very real threat to the well being of this nation, and his removal from office must be our number one goal.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Challenge

The reconsider movement is buying time for this ad to run in Iowa this week!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sarah Palin will not run for president.

Sarah Palin will not run for president.  She made the announcement in a letter to supporters Wednesday night.

Read Palin’s letter here:

October 5, 2011
Wasilla, Alaska
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.

My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.

From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.

I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.

Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.
In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.

Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!

God bless America.
– Sarah Palin

Christie Takes a Pass; A Palin Decision Forthcoming

"dissatisfaction with the field leaves an open door for Palin to enter late." ~ teledude

Caffeinated Thoughts
by Shane Vander Hart
It looks like we’re down to one possible late entry into the 2012 Republican primary race: Sarah Palin. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declined entering the race. He said he has a commitment to New Jersey which is he is unwilling to abandon. I respect that. Despite big money donors who desire to play kingmaker and unexpected encouragement and strategy advice Christie demonstrated that he indeed is a man of his word and will let his “no be no,” (Matthew 5:37).

I believe it is extremely unlikely that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) will change his mind. That leaves us with our current field and a forthcoming announcement from Palin about her intentions one way or the other. Politico reports a law firm associated with Governor Palin has been making inquiries about early state deadlines.

One candidate, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, believes that the table is set. I don’t know if that is her conviction or her desire, but the health of her campaign either way is in doubt. If Palin gets in I believe Bachmann will be finished. With Palin out her campaign still has some life. I still believe it isn’t too late for Palin to enter, but as I’ve said before the clock is ticking. With the Iowa Caucus likely getting pushed up to the first week in January she will not have much time to win over voters in Iowa.

We are in a unique situation in Iowa. Nobody seems to have momentum. Cain appears to be on an upswing nationally, but I haven’t seen a surge in Iowa or New Hampshire. National polls do not mean much in a state by state primary race. Texas Governor Rick Perry is in decline. Former Senator Rick Santorum has certainly been impressive in the debates, and has campaigned hard but it still hasn’t seemed to pay off. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich also has performed well in the debates, but that isn’t translating into frontrunner status. I believe Congressman Ron Paul will be in the top four on Caucus night, but I would only predict Paul winning if we have a really bad blizzard the night of the caucus. I mean that as a compliment as he has devoted followers, but there are not enough of them to pull it off.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has also run an effective campaign, has debated well, and has stayed on message. I don’t see his base of support growing. He will only win the Iowa Caucus if the rest of the field remains divided. His RCP polling average in Iowa is 18%, and the latest poll done by American Research Group has him leading with 21%. In 2008 he came in 2nd with 25% and I don’t believe he’ll improve or even match that number.

The ARG poll also has 15% being undecided, more than when they polled in July. That still coupled with dissatisfaction with the field leaves an open door for Palin to enter late. She has a hard filing deadline of October 28th to be on the ballot in New Hampshire so her decision will likely be coming soon.

HT: Caffeinated Clips

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Poll Suggests Palin Can Be The Most Electable Conservative - HUMAN EVENTS

Human Events
by  Tony Lee 

Herman Cain's win in the "Presidency 5" straw poll in Florida on Saturday has reset much of the narrative concerning the 2012 Republican presidential contest. Here are some questions being asked. First, was Cain's victory a reflection of the general dissatisfaction Republicans feel toward purported front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry? Second, could another candidate enter the presidential contest? Third, will the Republican primary contest be a battle between the William F. Buckley rule versus the Rush Limbaugh rule?

If Republicans are indeed not enthused about Messrs. Perry and Romney, one candidate could be primed to enter the race who can square the Buckley rule of electing the most electable conservative with the Limbaugh rule of electing the most conservative person in the field.

That candidate is former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Buckley said that Republicans should elect the most electable conservative in the field. Often, Republicans  act as if Buckley said Republicans should elect the most electable "Republican" in the field and conflate "conservative" with "Republican." When that happens, Republicans nominate candidates such as George H.W. Bush in 1992, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008 who go on to lose in the general election. On the other hand, when Republicans just nominate the most conservative person in the race as they did with Christine O'Donnell in the Delaware Senatorial primary in 2010, they sometimes make it harder for the party to win.

One recent national poll, though, suggests Palin could be a candidate who can fit the Limbaugh rule and the Buckley rule and not render those two rules to be mutually exclusive.

In a reputable and unbiased McClatchy/Marist  poll released last week, Palin trailed President Obama by just five percent, 49% to 44%. These numbers are most striking when just last month, Obama led Palin, 56% to 35%. Palin made up the difference and surged because she has won over independent voters and now leads Obama among those crucial swing voters.

In August, Obama led among independent voters over Palin, 48% to 42%. Now, Palin leads Obama, 47% to 43%. Further, within her own party, Palin has strengthened her support among Tea Party voters, getting the support of 87% of those who support the Tea Part as opposed to just 70% in August.

One reason Palin may have won over independent voters in the past month is that she brought up the issue of crony capitalism in multiple speeches and television appearances before Obama was hit with a bevy of crony capitalism scandals ranging from Solyndra to LightSquared. Further, Palin has also reached out to union workers and disaffected Democrats in Facebook notes and speeches with her free market populism that pits her against big government and crony capitalism. This is the strategy Reagan used to build his enduring coalition, which Palin seems to be trying to cobble back together for the 21st century, uniting blue collar voters -- white and minority -- who identify with Main Street over Wall Street and Washington, D.C.

In the same poll, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney did better than Palin against Obama in a hypothetical general election match-up, keeping in mind that neither the Republican primary nor the general election is decided by a national popular vote.

Giuliani led Obama, 49% to 42%. Among independents, Giuliani led, 51% to 37%.
Romney was second best,  trailing Obama, 46% to 44%. Among independents, Romney led Obama, 44% to 40%.

Perry, on the other hand, trailed Obama, 50% to 41%. Among independent voters, Perry and Obama were tied at 43% apiece.

According to the same Marist poll, if Giuliani and Palin were to announce their candidacies, Perry would still garner the most support in a national sample of Republicans with 20%, followed by Giuliani with 14%, Palin and Romney with 13% apiece, with another 14% of the sample being undecided.

Because Palin now beats Obama among swing voters and is almost within the margin of error against Obama (and is the only candidate who is surging against Obama), though, she has to be considered electable as well.

And while Giuliani and Romney do slightly better against Obama than Palin, both Giuliani and Romney are associated with the liberal, northeastern, Rockefeller wing of the Republican party and cannot claim to be more conservative than Palin. The only candidate among the top four who can claim to be more conservative than Giuliani or Romney would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but Palin does better against Perry not only against Obama but among  crucial independent voters.

Further, if "conservative" means "Tea Party" for this cycle, no candidate has embraced the principles associated with the Tea Party movement for the past two years than Palin and no candidate has fiercely attacked Obama's policies even when it was not popular to do so than Palin, so she would fit the Limbaugh rule as well.

So if the hypothetical GOP field came down to Giuliani, Romney, Palin, and Perry, one can make the plausible argument that Palin is not only the most conservative candidate in the field but also the conservative candidate who has the best shot of defeating President Obama and winning over independents, rendering moot a potential battle between the Buckley and Limbaugh rules.

Palin has said in the past that she would likely decide on a presidential run by the end of September, but most likely has until the end of October to do so. During the first week of October, she is schedule to speak at a rally in Missouri, at Liberty University, and in South Korea.

All eyes again will be on Palin.