Sarah Palin was arguably the most influential person in 2008, but no one notices because she wasn’t influential enough to overcome the deficits of her running mate and win the election.
Seriously Ms. Coulter you need to step away from the keyboard, you have officially lost your mind. Which is understandable considering the apparent size of your brain it could be easily misplaced.
Governor Palin was successful in bringing out the radical religious right, the homophobes, the closet KKK members, and the “I’m votin’ fer her cuz she’s hot” segment of the do nothing party. But ultimately she hurt more than help. As the campaign wore on and people learned more about Palin, saw her in action, listened to her respond to questions her popularity went on a steady decline. The McCain/Palin ticket lost because they couldn’t separate themselves from the Bush administration. Voting for them was a vote to continue the previous eight years and people had finally had enough of what Bush did to our country.
John McCain was so preposterous a candidate (at least on a Republican ticket) that Palin was responsible for far more votes than the usual vice-presidential candidate.
What is really preposterous is that McCain was forced to accept somebody without ANY credentials to be one heartbeat away from the Oval Office. She was a hail mary pass that was supposed to bring in the supposed “disenfranchised” Hillary Clinton supporters. Guess what, women were insulted by the move, and rightly so.
The biggest red flag proving her popularity with normal Americans is that liberals won’t shut up about her. Palin is a threat to liberals because she believes in God and country and family — all values liberals pretend to believe in but secretly detest.
The reason people don’t stop talking about her is because she doesn’t quit doing and saying stupid things. The reason people don’t stop talking about her is because of empty headed talking heads like Coulter won’t shut up about her. I think most “normal Americans” would be just fine not ever talking about or hearing from Palin ever again.
By the way, I’m curious how Ms. Coulter would define “normal Americans’? I suspect that normal would be just like her, because she is the standard we should all be measured by right? We get a clue with the “God, Country and Family” phrase. That would be her God as she defines it, love it or leave it country, and family of the 1950′s television variety. If we accept her definition of “normal Americans” that means that anyone that doesn’t share her myopic view of the world is “abnormal”. The sad thing is that I fear Palin shares that view.
The American voter can be hornswoggled occasionally, but we can generally spot a real American, and that’s what Sarah Palin is. She really was a housewife who went into politics because she didn’t like the way her taxes were being spent. She really did take on the old-boy network — the oil companies and her own party — and won. And yes, she really did walk the walk on abortion when she found out she was carrying a Down-syndrome baby.
Sure, she’s a genuine American, as is Obama. Obama has spent his life working to improve his community, his state and now our country. Palin on the other hand has been on one long ego trip. She went from second rate Beauty Queen contestant, to failed sportscaster on a local TV channel, then began her political career as a way to feed her insatiable appetite for attention.
Palin was swept into the Governor’s office in a political “perfect storm”. The oil companies are still going forward with their own plan for the gas pipeline. The Alaska GOP leadership hasn’t changed. The old boys network backed her campaign mostly privately because they were toxic in that political climate. She had nothing to do with rooting out corruption. She has failed to live up to her promises of ethics, open and transparent government. She has been guilty of cronyism of the highest order.
Why is it ok to praise Palin for having a Down-syndrom baby, but we’re not allowed to criticize her for the train wreck that is the rest of her children?
The combination of Palin’s attractiveness as a candidate and her ability to expose liberals made her a celebrity among Republicans. The only thing I have against her is that she threatens to surpass me in attracting the left’s hatred.
Expose liberals? As if they weren’t liberals until Palin says so? She’s a celebrity among Republicans because they are so bereft of leadership, intelligence and vision. Seriously, if Palin is the best the GOP has to offer, then put a fork in them, they are done.
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