The Underestimation of Sarah Palin

With only 29% of voters saying that our CIC should have a second term, is Palin a viable option? Even two months ago, I thought not. She has been underestimated time and again. In my opinion she is the reason that the midterm election swayed the way it did. The weaker the President gets, the more realistic it is that she could pick him off. The last campaign she was barely read in on international and national politics yet she gave our VP a run for his money in the debates. He barely held his own, which I think is all he’s good at to begin with. She was handled and stifled by the campaign. She has since educated ourself on national and international policies, formulated her own opinions, ran a huge anti liberal movement, became wealthy all without sacrificing what she has always stood for. Personally, I’d vote for her before almost anyone out there short of Fred Thompson. He doesn’t want the job, didn’t want it last time. He might be the smartest guy in the room. Palin can raise money with the best of them. If she tones down the religious rhetoric, doesn’t allow herself to be handled and let’s fly when the press and her critics (many female voters…hmmm wonder why) try to drag her through the mud, she’ll be fine. It’s a different country than three years ago. It will be a different country in a year. I can’t wait.
Chilihntr out

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25 thoughts on “The Underestimation of Sarah Palin

  1. I think Sarah has about as good a chance of running as Donald Trump. She is not what the People look at as being the Pres. (In my Opinion) She has Some good ideas but not enough to run this Country. I think Obama will put Hillary on his Ticket , slide Biden over to her old job and run away with a second term. To tell you the truth I don’t see anyone up and coming that I would Vote for.

    11th

  2. Actually 11th tell me something she stands for that the “people” aren’t looking for. Actually define who the “people” are in your post. Remember where you live and who surrounds you. If the vast majority of the people in your area cry fire enough, you start smelling smoke. My biggest fear is that Hilary campaigns against the CIC in the primaries. A lot of people knock Palin for a lot of unsubstantiated reasons that they can’t explain, but like I’ve said, I believe she is being underestimated in a huge way. The press talked the “people” into electing by far the weakest, most unqualified president in recent history by glorifing and swooning at his feet. We’re paying for the lack of ability and leadership right now. The Presidency is no place for social experimentation with coffee shop intellectualism.

  3. I don’t think it would be smart for her to run. She is making a fortune right now and influencing many.

    I followed Palin before she was picked for the VP position and found her pretty competent but she would face one hell of an onslaught if she ran.

    My problem is who else does the GOP / Independants have that would be ready?

    I am interested in 11th answer though.

    As to sliding Hillary into Bidens spot, I don’t think Hillary or Bill would like that, but then I wouldn’t have thought Hillary would have taken the SecOfState job. (sarc on) And what a great job she’s doing there. (sarc off)

  4. With no strong candidates on the Republican side of things, I think there will be more and more people in the party (both Republican and Tea party) that will try to get her to run. The primaries will tell all though. Is there a greater platform for influence and shaping then the Oval Office. A love of country, constitution and it’s founded values might be enough to convince her to run. Not all our presidents I feel have been so selfless though, including the sitting one. As the headliner on the ticket she could defend herself much better than when she was being “handled” by the McCain machine. Hiliary will be the ‘man’ or nothing. I believe she’s done carrying water for this administration or any other without her name on the door.

  5. I think that Hillary showed that a Woman may have a chance to become President but not in the near Future. I think Hillary would have made a Great President but this Country again showed that they are not quite there yet. Palin isn’t even in the same Ballpark as Hillary so that is why I say she will not make it. The comment on what Obama is doing , OK I can say he has made a few mistakes but the alternative was Mc Cain. And so are you saying that 3rd Grade :W: would have been able to help us with the economy. I will admit he did some good in office but he did or didn’t do much. Even if I had been able to become President I could not turn a completely Torn up Economy around in just TWO Years. Hell it took Clinton 6 years to recover from the last republican economic Mess.

    11th

  6. Third grade W? Shall we talk about The mess that HE inherited? Shall we talk about the 92 months of positive job growth after he ended the dotcom bubble burst recession? All the dems could do was say “Well they’re not GOOD jobs”. I daresay many of the unemployed would love some of those “BAD” jobs created under President Bush. Under President Bush unemployment never went over 5.5%. Shall we talk about the filibuster the dem Christopher Dodd headed up when the Bush administration tried to reform the mortgage mess that IMHO destroyed the economy? Forcing lending institutions to give people with absolutely no credit mortgages they couldn’t afford or qualify for. Shall we talk about a democratic majority that has presided over congress for the last FOUR years? As to Hilary being president, watch what you hope for. President Obama is the best thing that’s happened to this country in 20 years. He motivated people to get off their ass and say “enough is enough”. I daresay under Hillary or McCain we would be on a sinking ship that might not go down for 10 more years, but make no mistake it was going to go down. The sheeple wouldn’t have woken up until it was too late.

  7. 11th still want to know what Palin says that people don’t agree with? Most often in these issues we see lots of things like “ins’t quailifed”, or “isn’t smart enough”, yet I seldom see anything to back the statements up.

    I think most insecure women and weak men find Palin a threat and haven’t we had enough of polished politicians?

  8. 11th not to gang up on you, but please regale us with your thoughts on Palin’s qualifications. Someone who has accomplished what she has can hardly be called dumb, not qualified etc. I’m a conservative, closer to a libertarian than a republican. I have no use for the McCains, Grahams and most all liberals. I believe in ideology vs. party, but will not sacrifice the greater good for a principle like a Ron Paul, Ross Perot etc.

  9. There are many but this is one.
    ( Palin’s interview with Charlie Gibson on ABC News, when she clearly had never heard of the Bush Doctrine, and still didn’t grasp the concept of unprovoked preemptive strikes once Gibson explained it to her. Such displays of ignorance are exactly why the Republicans want to cancel the VP debates. ) I think she was unprepared but if you are running for office you Better be Prepared. There are many interviews where she did not have her facts straight. I understand that different parts of this Country see things in different ways. Even in Colorado….

    11th

  10. Can you show me the paperwork called the Bush Doctrine? The Bush Doctrine has been described by different reporters, pundits and others for various different policies Bush supported. Pre-emptive stikes have been around a long time.

    Via Wikipedia – (Ok not always the best source but does have sources listed)

    The Bush Doctorate is a phrase used to describe various related foreign policy principles of former United States president George W. Bush. The phrase was first used by Charles Krauthammer in June 2001 [1] to describe the Bush Administration’s unilateral withdrawals from the ABM treaty and the Kyoto Protocol. The phrase initially described the policy that the United States had the right to secure itself against countries that harbor or give aid to terrorist groups, which was used to justify the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.[2]

    Different pundits would attribute different meanings to “the Bush Doctrine”, as it came to describe other elements, including the controversial policy of preventive war, which held that the United States should depose foreign regimes that represented a potential or perceived threat to the security of the United States, even if that threat was not immediate; a policy of spreading democracy around the world, especially in the Middle East, as a strategy for combating terrorism; and a willingness to unilaterally pursue U.S. military interests.[3][4][5] Some of these policies were codified in a National Security Council text entitled the National Security Strategy of the United States published on September 20, 2002.[6]

    The phrase “Bush Doctrine” was rarely used by members of the Bush administration. The expression was used at least once, though by Vice President Dick Cheney, in a June 2003 speech in which he said, “If there is anyone in the world today who doubts the seriousness of the Bush Doctrine, I would urge that person to consider the fate of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and of Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq.”

    So when one hesitates when asked to respond to the Bush Doctrine exactly which doctrine are they referring to? This I beleive is what she did, a hesitation and asked in what respect. Seems pretty reasonable to me.

  11. 11th, It was a mistake for the McCain campaign to sign her on and not prepare her. There wasn’t a lot of time between her being brought on board from running a state to being on the national scene. I think in the right here and now she would debate anybody you put in front of her and hold her own or better no matter who it was on any subject. I’d like to see her debate our CIC on anything. Who knows, we could see that in the future. Interesting to see him without his teleprompter and someone in front of him with a more than a pulse. Get out of the past 11th and look forward. Come to me with some ideology issues she has. Something with substance. I watched you grudgingly admit to more and more conservative views over the last few months.

  12. I have to admit you were right in your first post. You said you would make things interesting around here and you have kept your word. Cuz is a Good Guy but he is a Raiders Fan…….Does he have any Goth?????

  13. Easy boys,play nice .This does look like it’s going to be a lot more fun lol.Just the mention of that moma bear gets everybody excited. Merry Christmas.

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