Governor Palin has said many times that you don’t need a title to make a difference. Amen to those words. Our Founding Fathers created a Republic where it was not the people with the titles and the influence who were supposed to matter the most, but rather the individual, the common man. It was “We the People,” those of us without titles, that were meant to have the power to govern our own lives. That is the American way.
However, that America is now disappearing. It is being fundamentally transformed into a nation where only people with titles and connections can get ahead.
So that is Governor Palin’s dilemma. In order for her and her children to continue to live in a country where you don’t need a title to make a difference, she must pursue the highest title of all.
She might be tempted into thinking that it doesn’t have to be her, that there are others as capable as her, who can turn this country around. She is right. There are thousands of American’s out there (if not more) that could go into the White House as president and turn this country around, as long as he or she was empowered by a love for the Constitution, a willingness to listen to common sense advice, and a humble heart. However, most of those people don’t have the name recognition, or have fought the political battles necessary to earn the trust of their fellow citizens. Governor Palin has, and she has earned our trust. We trust that she would not seek the office of POTUS just to have a title, or access to power, but rather to return power back to us, where it belongs.
I won’t say that she is the only one that can beat President Obama, because that is not true. Many of the Republicans running have a good shot. But none of them will reverse the course that we are in. None of them recognize the existential threat that our Big Government represents to the future of this Republic as a “land of the free.” Indeed, Obama’s defeat in 2012 at the hands of any of the current GOP contenders would be nothing but a setback for the progressive movement. Sure, if elected Republicans will stop some of the damage being done by our current president and slow down our decline. However, without a fundamental restoration of everything that has made America great, then four or eight years from now another dedicated progressive will pick up right where Obama leaves off. And a dark future will continue to fall down upon our children and grandchildren.
Governor Palin is the right person, at the right place, and at the right time. We are reaching a point of no return in this country. And she is the only one close enough to the wheel to make a desperately needed U turn.
To run or not to run? Actually, it is not a difficult question to answer at all. It might be a difficult answer for her to accept. The fact that she is struggling to accept this answer is the very reason why she is the one we need.
Dr. Michael Santos
Author and Physician