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November 18, 2012

She’s hot, she’s blue collar, she’s electable.

I kid you not and this article was published by the LA TIMES, Not only that but if you go to the site they are holding a poll on Sarah Palin for president in 2016? and the vote as of this posting is 76% in favour and 23% against. You should also read the comments while visiting. Ted Belman

Hey GOP, take the Palin cure

By Charlotte Allen, LA TIMES
November 18, 2012

In 2008, Palin, running as my party’s vice presidential candidate, was widely supposed to have cost John McCainthe election. But that wasn’t so. A national exit poll conducted by CNN asked voters whether Palin was a factor in their voting. Of those who said yes, 56% voted for McCain versus 43% for Barack Obama.

Furthermore, Mitt Romney, the GOP’s anointed contender this year, got almost a million fewer votes than McCain did in 2008. (Meanwhile, President Obama, although winning reelection, lost far more voters than the Republicans, with nearly 7 million fewer voters checking his name on their ballots than did in 2008).

Millions of Americans didn’t much care for Obama and his Obamacare spending blowout, but they didn’t feel like voting for Romney either. Some said that Romney didn’t resonate with recession-hit blue-collar folks in swing states because he “looked like the boss who outsourced their jobs,” as one blog commenter quipped.

Gabriel Malor, writing for the New York Daily News’ blog, pinpointed another reason: By focusing his campaign mostly on serious economic and political issues such as the national debt and tax incentives, Romney failed to take into account the fact that large segments of the electorate neither know nor care much about serious economic and political issues. What they — a group sometimes euphemistically called “uninformed voters” — do know and care about are the tugs on their emotions, fears, revulsions and heart strings provided by hours and hours of uninterrupted television watching .

The Democrats understood how to reach that constituency. When a barrage of Obama campaign TV ads told them that the GOP wanted to take away their contraceptives or thatBain Capital killed someone’s wife, they took notice. When Obama strolled the hurricane-stricken beaches of New Jersey in his bomber jacket, they were snowed. As Malor put it, Obama won on “binders, Big Bird, birth control and blameBush.”

Palin can more than keep up with the Democrats in appealing to voters’ emotions. Hardly anyone could be more blue collar than Palin, out on the fishing boat with her hunky blue-collar husband, Todd. Palin is “View”-ready, she’s “Ellen”-ready, she’s Kelly-and-Michael-ready.

A Palin “war against women”? Hah! Not only is she a woman, she’s got a single-mom daughter, Bristol, to help with the swelling single-mom demographic. On social issues, Palin, unlike Romney, has been absolutely consistent. And let’s remember that most Americans, whatever their view of choice, disapprove of most abortions.

Gay marriage? Palin opposes it. But she is also a strong advocate of states’ rights, and I’m betting she’d be fine with letting states and their voters grapple with the issue on their own. Remember that all of America didn’t swing toward approval of gay marriage on Nov. 6. Three reliably blue states and their voters did. If she were smart, Palin would recruit a member of her impressive gay fanboy base — yes, she has one — to help run her campaign. I nominate Kevin DuJan of the widely read gay conservative blog HillBuzz, a Palin stalwart since 2008.

Palin’s son Track is an Iraq war veteran, so she can be proudly patriotic without being labeled another George W. Bush, looking to do aggressive nation-building. She seems aware there is only one nation in need of building right now: America.

Furthermore, looks count in politics, and Palin at age 48, has it all over her possible competition, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will be 69 by election day 2016 and who let someone talk her into adopting the flowing blond locks of a college student, making her look like Brunnhilde in a small-town Wagner production. Men love Sarah Palin, and she loves men.

She’s tough as nails too. After Election 2008, she was supposed to have been through. This year eight of the 14 GOP candidates Palin endorsed for Congress won election or reelection, including tea party favorite Ted Cruz for a Senate seat in Texas.

Sure, there is going to be never-ending nastiness from the left, but she’s already lived through that once. Katie Couric? A has-been. Tina Fey? Her shtick was already wearing thin in 2008.

There are also the snooty East Coast Republican intellectual types, such as Peggy Noonan, who look down their noses at a woman who doesn’t shop at Neiman Marcus and didn’t attend an Ivy League university. But Peggy made a fool of herself calling the election for Romney on Nov. 5. Who’s going to care what she and her ilk have to say next time?

Some Republicans will say Palin has too much baggage from 2008, and we need to look for a new Sarah Palin. But I don’t see what’s wrong with the one we’ve got. Ever since the 1990s, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan. Reagan is now revered in bipartisan circles, but during his presidency he was, like Palin, ridiculed by liberals. They cited “Bedtime for Bonzo” and sneered at his no-name college degree.

Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan: charming and affable and unwilling to back down if she’s right. I can’t see what’s wrong with that.

 

Charlotte Allen writes frequently about feminism, politics and religion.

Posted by Ted Belman @ 1:56 pm | 17 Comments »

17 Responses to She’s hot, she’s blue collar, she’s electable.

  1. monostor says:

    Thanks and thanks again for publishing this article. Sarah Palin, and that’s my personal impression, is deeply hurt right now. Not so much because she was not running for office this time around, but by the fact that the GOP didn’t learn an iota from the past four, and even less from the past two years of political turmoil. She stood firm on her position that she will not endorse a candidate for the WH if that candidate doesn’t show affinity for the same commonsense constitutional conservative principles imperiously necessary to adopt and advocate in order to defeat the marxist cum see-no-islam regime enthroned as executive power in 2008. This GOP must go for as it stands today is nothing more than a lighter version of the democratic party. It is not Romney’s fault entirely that he didn’t win. It is first and foremost the fault of the party that didn’t understand the change that long-running entitlement policies coming out from Washington brought about on the country’s populace- people were forcefully distanced from what American creed once meant and the tools and techniques that the constitution provided to assure the its survival – and pushed his nomination with many hands down the throat of the people. The GOP is not only the party of R.I.N.O.s (republican in name only), is also an anachronistic phenomenon, an organization of coward dinosaurs and the enemy of itself. Is this GOP able to comprehend that the proverbial 2016 that they are dreaming about may become the living proof of Einstein’s theory of relativity? The consolidation of the destruction of the country will speed up considerably, the time will expand and the four years from 2012 to 2016 will become many consecutive second terms of Obama and the likes? Recent world history proved that leftist regimes are many times more resilient than those regimes that try to overturn them. Sarah Palin knows all that.

  2. jermiah says:

    I am a new voter, I like to think of myself as an independant, but I do side with the democrats more then republicans. Maybe its the news that does it, I have relised theres alot of bias in the news though so I can only take parts of each article I read as truth. I do read articles on both sides of the fence to try and make a fair and sound decision. But I have a problem getting over the insane things alot of republicans are saying. I know they’re was a big fiasco on the romney 47% comment . But the thing that got me to vote democrat was the article I read about romneys wife on the plane with an electrical fire. And romney thought it would be a good idea to have windows that roll down on airplanes. I know everyone doesnt know everything in the world, including the fact a airplane could rip in half if this happened. Maybe he was talking about when the plane lands to get the smoke out a little bit quicker. No news article seems to be 100% truth anymore they’re just full of one sided opinions. I for one believe in abortion and the right for gay and lesbians to get married. I dont understand why they want to get married, especially when the church considers them sinners. Kinda like a Christian getting married in a Muslim church. It doesn’t really make sense. But im for equal rights for everyone. I know that statement didnt make to much sense considering im. For abortion. But I think we have could use a population control of some sort. Im sure this part you might actually agree with smart people only have a baby or two, stupid people have litters and they all vote.

  3. monostor says:

    @ jermiah:
    Just one little comment on what you say: there are more contraceptives available in this country than bread, so the discussion about the express necessity of free for all abortion is un-called for. The topic was pushed at the forefront of the election because Obama had no achievements to run on. He sold diversion and people bought.

  4. jermiah says:

    !Your definitely right about that, there is alot of contraceptives out there.

  5. AlisonH says:

    After the plane Ann Romney was on touched down safely Mitt made a joke about it, as the reporter he was speaking to at the time mentioned.Humour often relieves stress when the scare has passed.

    Jermiah, you voted for a man who thought the USA has 58 states, who lied about his mother’s health care, who still lies about Benghazi, who said “corpse-man” repeatedly, who voted against a bill that would’ve protected rape victims from having their court cases available to read by anyone, who still hasn’t closed Gitmo and who sent out the same auto-signed letter to the parents of fallen soldiers.Like George W Bush, Sarah Palin would, if she were President, personally write & sign every letter.America is screwed under Obama & the idiots in the GOP must put Sarah at the forefront for 2016.

  6. Yidvocate says:

    She’d get my vote any day!

  7. Steve Smyser says:

    As long as the democrats have control of the voting machines, they will win – from now on. The lib news media and the
    democrat party are one and the same, so I doubt very seriously if Sarah Palin will ever be elected to any high office.
    I believe she would be a great President if she ever got into the office.

  8. Georg von Starkermann says:

    This woman is a first class idiot, fool, and a tramp. Hew children are equally as bad as she is. The best Sarah Palin can run for is Dog Catcher, and even here, I don;t think she has a prayer in winning. Stop pandering to this idiot. Pick someone smarter, brighter, and more with the program to restore America.

  9. monostor says:

    @ Georg von Starkermann:
    I will definitely pick you. I hope that you intend to run.

  10. Grifter, gonif, caribou killer, dum-dum. If a wolf pack cornered her in the woods and ate her then at least she’d have served a useful purpose. But, if Louis Farrakhan ran against her – he’d win.

  11. Dan Jones says:

    @ Georg von Starkermann:
    Georg,you are a very poor judge of character.

  12. Dan Jones says:

    @ jermiah:
    I don’t know what you mean when you say you watch the News. The TV programs that report the weather, traffic accidents and some activity around the world are news programs. The people you see on TV today, for the most part, are opinion writers. They don’t report the facts just what they think about a subject. In most cases they don’t report on events that are critical to the American people for the purpose of deceiving the public. If you want to know what is going on in the world you have to watch Fox News or Bill O’Reilly. Find some blogs and newsletters that report factual data and read a lot. Study history and learn what policies work, that will help you know how to choose the best people for leadership positions.

  13. Obama was slated to win no matter what! With the power of the corrupt media, who in turn bowed to their paymasters to protect and support Obama’s lies, and criminal stance not only on the issue of Benghazi, but much much more, too numerous to list here.

    Besides, fraudulently winning is no great honour!

    I wish with all my heart and brains to have Sarah Palin run for the GOP in the next elections.

    It is time for a common-sense-logic-oriented Palin, to bring back America’s honour, back from the disastrous decline brought on by BHO.

  14. SHmuel HaLevi says:

    Not only I will vote for that formidable lady but I’ll work as well to help.
    Mrs. Palin was the true candidate but she was sabotaged by the RINO’s and the MSM owned by the fellowship we know so well.

  15. Laura says:

    Sarah doesn’t appeal to those like Sam Goldblatt who engage in class warfare and the politics of envy. Sarah believes in American exceptionalism, free enterprise, rugged individualism and of preserving the American constitution. These things are horrors to the multiculturalists and the wealth redistributionists who strive for equality of results rather than equality of opportunity. So these people naturally loathe Sarah because they loathe traditional Americanism.

  16. rongrand says:

    @ Laura:

    Laura, I’ll second that.

    She has a damn good track record in government from her community to governor.

    George is a liberal left winger and a mental midget beside being a poor judge of character.

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