Rational Nation Rethinking Sarah Palin... and Her Value in Today's Political Realities

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Birthplace of Independent Conservatism

I still question whether Sarah Palin has what it takes to be President of the United States now or anytime in the near future. Having said this I freely admit to perhaps being wrong. She certainly isn't the brightest that ever had aspirations for the top job in our republic, but she certainly isn't the dumbest either. One thing is for sure, she is a Patriot and she does love her country and the heritage that is America's.

Okay, putting what some will consider hyperbole aside, I have rethought the value Sarah Palin brings to the political rough and tumble of  two party politics. She definitely has strong opinion, she definitely has the ability to stoke conservative passions and mobilize the Tea Party, she without a doubt challenges the status quo of RINO republican kiss a* politics, and she is definitely an individual and as strong a feminist as we have seen in a long time.

All of the above does not necessarily make for a great, or even good President, although they are likely a da*n sight better reasons to elect a person President than the ones considered in electing the current pResident in 2008. But I digress.

It has become obvious to me recently the main contribution Sarah is making is in keeping the focus and dialogue on those things that indeed need dynamic CHANGE. Something the country club Republicans and the anti Country Club Democrats seem incapable of addressing... For whatever special interest, and or corrupt reasons they may have.

She made some very cogent points in Madison Wisconsin as noted by Politico.
"We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic," Palin said during a rally in front of the Wisconsin statehouse in Madison. "What we need from you, GOP, is to fight." Pointing to the national champion University of Wisconsin women's hockey team, Palin said the GOP could learn from its resolve and “needs to learn how to fight like a girl."

"Our president isn’t leading, he’s punting on this debt crisis," Palin said. "Win the future? The only future he wants to win is his reelection.”

"These are the front lines in the battle of the future for our country," Palin said.

"A pension is a promise that must be kept," she added. "Scott Walker understands this. He understands that states must be solvent to keep their promises. He’s not trying to hurt union members. Hey folks, he’s trying to save your jobs."

I freely admit that I don't know for sure if Sarah Palin has the answers. What I do know is she is asking the right questions and pressing the right agenda.

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Cross posted to Rational Nation USA

Via: Memeorandum


  1. I've wrestled with my opinion of Palin as well. Feelings about Palin are so strong, there's hardly any room for ambivalence. You're expected to make a black or white call... love her or hate her.

    Overall, I'd say she's a force for good. I marvel at her ability to stir up statists and mobilize conservatives.

    I summarized my thoughts about Palin in Nov '08 shortly after the elections. Little has changed since then.

  2. I have struggled mightily with my beliefs as to Sarah's qualifications, intellectual abilities, and elect-ability.

    In the end I see her as a force to stir the pot and hold the establishments feet to the fire. Now, like you see here on balance as a force for good.

  3. I go back and forth with her. She is not my first choice, but she is much better than a lot of the leading candidates.

  4. Whoa...I can't believe the title.

    I like her, but rather see her in 2016 after she's accomplished something.

  5. I really respect your honesty, Les. And I know what you mean about Palin! When I first got to know her, I loved her, I was introduced to her on CNBC several years before she became famous...she was promoting energy independence and such and I loved what she had to say. My opinion of her from there has waxed and waned and I'm not truly sure what I think of her...

  6. Tim - Thanks. We'll have to wait it out and see.


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