I was listening to Glenn Beck, who was talking about possible running mates for the less-than-appealing old codger, John “Maverick” McCain. He started describing the very real possibility that the Republicans were actually going to choose a woman to run as their Vice-Presidential Candidate. I immediately thought to myself, “Self…this chick had best be someone spectacular to liven up this upcoming ‘Campaign of the Walking Dead’.”
From the moment Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was announced, she became a shimmering star in in an otherwise dark and dull Republican Presidential Campaign. Her infectious smile,quick wit, and down-home common sense way of speaking to the hearts of those of us living here in America’s Heartland, (“Flyover Country” to you Liberal snots, on both sides of the aisle, living in the Northeast and the Left Coast) endeared her to average Americans, who could not relate to the professional politicians ensconced in the Halls of Power in Washington, DC.
We watched, with smiles on our faces as she stopped her Campaign Bus, to run into Walmart to get diapers for Trig, her special baby.
She was approachable. She was one of us.
We cheered her on, as she made “Uncle Joe” Biden look like the buffoon he is, during their debates.
And, we watched as she grew in national recognition, while fending off the relentless, unscrupulous attacks by Democrat Operatives, including the Main Stream Media, and late night talk show hosts, such as those two old pervs, Bill Maher and David Letterman.
We even had to witness McCain’s own Election Staff turn against her, as her popularity eclipsed Maverick’s, ruffling the feathers of the GOP Establishment, whom I lovingly refer to as the “Vichy Republicans”.
After all her efforts to drag McCain’s sorry carcass over the finish line failed, instead of fading away in obscurity, she became ever more nationally-recognized than before, becoming both a Political Pundit and a King-maker.
Wherever she speaks, she is met by huge crowds, unlike Obama, who has to hold invitation-only events, so that he does not get booed off the stage.
Her magnificent speech at last year’s CPAC Conference set the stage for her re-entry into politics, after a short time away, and set Conservative hearts on fire, including mine.
Allow me to relate a seminal moment from that speech, which has become an instant Sarah Palin Classic:
She was bringing up some spot-on political points, when, all of the sudden, she got a mischievous smile on her face and began telling the audience how Todd gave her a wonderful gift the Christmas before last: a gun rack for her ATV. She talked about how cool it was, and then told the crowd that, for this Christmas, she gave Todd a new hunting rifle. She quipped,
Yep, Todd got the rifle and I got the rack.
As the stunned audience quickly broke out in thunderous laughter and applause, Sarah stood there, grinning like the Cheshire Cat, while, at the same time, reaching under the podium to retrieve a 44-ounce Super Big Gulp Diet Coke, in a dig against NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s baning of large soft drinks. She slowly sipped it, still grinning, then holding it over her head , imitating Lady Liberty holding her torch. The picture of this wonderful moment immediately went viral, much to the chagrin of Liberals, on both sides of the political aisle, whose heads, of course, exploded, like balloons which have blown up beyond their usefulness.
Indeed, as much as the Democrats and Vichy Republicans want Sarah Palin to fade away into obscurity, the Arctic Fox is not going anywhere. And, because of that, their attacks are as relentless as ever.
Liberals, on both sides of the political aisle, will tell you whom they fear.
In fact, in their Crony Capitalistic Hearts, they are very afraid…and, with good reason. Check out this story, which ran on newsmax.com on Thursday:
Republicans rate Sarah Palin higher than every potential 2016 presidential contender, even though she is not even considered to be in the running, a new poll has found.
A Public Policy Polling survey conducted Jan. 23-26 showed that the former governor of Alaska has a 70 percent favorability rating among GOP primary voters, topping six other potential candidates in the poll, even though her name was not on the list of 2016 GOP candidates to choose from.
“The best-liked person we tested on this poll with Republican primary voters is actually Sarah Palin,” the poll noted.
In the survey of 845 registered voters, including 457 Republican primary voters, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tops the list of possible presidential contenders, with a favorability rating of 64 percent. Fifty-eight percent of respondents have a positive view of both Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the former 2012 vice presidential nominee.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a 56 percent favorability rating, and 45 percent of respondents view Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a positive light. Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comes in last with a 40 percent favorability rating.
Huckabee, the former 2008 presidential candidate who won the Iowa caucuses, was chosen as the most preferred candidate to get the GOP nomination from a crowded field of nine other possible rivals.
The results suggest that little has come from his recent controversial remarks about women.
If Governor Palin were to entertain the idea of throwing her hat into the Political Ring once again, the Democrats and the Democrat-Lite Vichy Republicans, would once again attack her with a savagery, not unlike like Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber fighting over a bong hit.
There is a Culture War, which has been going on in our country for a while now, between the Republican Establishment up in the Northeast, and Conservative Americans, living in the Heartland.
What sticks in my craw is the hubris involved. Now, I have several dear Conservative friends in the NE, heck, my bride is from MI, moved down to MS 30+ years ago and used to do reenactments on the Confederate side.
That being said, the “Northeast Republicans Club’s” standard, as exemplified by their last Convention,the subsequent Presidential Candidate Nomination of Mitt Romney, and their ever-escalating embrace of Liberal Political Ideology, is to look down their noses at the rest of the country, as if we are a bunch of hicks, because we still believe in Reagan Conservatism.
They view Sarah the same way. They believe that anyone who is not from Hahvahd, some other Ivy League School, or, their region of the country, is a stupid bumpkin.
I suggest that they leave the Northeast sometime and travel throughout the Heartland of this great country.
They might learn a thing or two about Conservatism.
I, along with Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and the majority of average Americans, here in “Flyover Country”,remain Reagan Conservatives…and, are proud of it.
If the Vichy Republicans ignore the millions of Americans, who compose their Conservative Base, they will never win another Presidential Election.
Count on it.
Until He Comes,