Jun 07 2009
Sarah Palin is the probably the best hope for defeating President Obama in 2012. While Obama’s tragic economic missteps are just now beginning to sow the seeds of a voter backlash, Palin is still able to mobilize 20,000 Americans on a sleepy June Saturday in a small town upper New York State. Her speech at the event was classic Palin, and very much about taking on and fixing DC (as opposed to Obama’s promise to change America from DC). Give her full speech a listen if you can today:
Once again we have a conservative centrist espousing that shining city on the hill. Palin draws crowds which rival those of Obama’s. And with the barrier of ‘white guilt’ finally off the political table we can start getting back to Martin Luther King’s dream of measuring our fellow Americans on the content of their character, as well as their ability to make positive change (verses the reckless change wrought by the democrats in DC.
Update: An interesting and detailed post regarding Sarah Palin worth the read – unless you are a Romney supporter!
Now on to Mitt Romney, who as of right now is Michael’s favorite Republican. Romney has “business experience” from his time at Bain Capital. However, “business experience” rarely translates into governmental success. Romney’s greatest “accomplishment” from his time as the Governor of Massachusetts is RomneyCare. RomneyCare is effectively government mandated health care, which the Wall Street Journal has claimed has caused a crisis in the Bay State.
Ouch. No ‘conservative’ can win if they are associated with government run health care. There are limits on both ends of the spectrum where one cannot gain broad appeal across the silent conservative, centrist majority. Yes, you can go too far right and too far left.