Sarah Palin: To run or not to run

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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

10 COMMENTS

  1. Please run, Gov. Palin! Your country needs you while we still have a country. Cain is our next best hope but untested in politics. You two would make a great team!

  2. Very good analysis. However, I don't think she is as undecided as she is leading the enemy to believe.

  3. I would like to suggest that Palin supporters start letting their voices be heard in Mrs. Palin's ear. We need to factor into her decision making process. We need to go public and let her know we need her to do this and that we will back her to the very end. May I suggest that all proPalin bloggers push for a "TownHall" meeting w/her asap!

  4. Gov. Palin has boxed herself in by being too teasing and too clever by half. Her problem is that she cannot find a credible way out. She needs a sudden illness to prevent her from running—“spending more time with my family” will not cut it. Even Palin recognizes that a “rogue, unconventional miracle” is not going to happen, especially since a great many supporters are annoyed with her lack of decision.

    When she finally announces that she is not running, her “excuse” will be the most interesting thing. It will be amusing how she attempts to preserve the trust people had in her, maintain her celebrity speaker status (and fees), and avoid having her negatives skyrocket. If done poorly, her future endorsements will be a source of ridicule.

    I doubt she can pull it off.

    • You make multiple erroneous points Maera:
      1.She has not boxed herself into anything. She has said multiple times she has the desire to run, to help her country, but her family and the effect the Presidency could have in her family is a big factor. So if she does not run, we will be dissapointed, but we will understand her concern for her family was stronger than anything else.
      2.If she decides to run an unconventional campaign she has an excellent chance of winning. The American people are sick and tired of politicians and the crony capitalism destroying us. She would have an excellent chance of winning. It does not mean she will win for sure, winning the Presidency of the United States is a very difficult thing.
      3.Many of her supporters are annoyed that she is not running yet. Once she is running, the annoyment is gone.

      • 4.Palin has not been known to make "excuses," quiet the contrary, she is one of the most honest politicians around. She says it the way she sees it.
        5.#4 is why she has the trust of her supporters and why she will keep it, whether she runs or not.
        6.Her "celebrety speaker status." I take it by that shot that you resent her making money with her speaking engagements. I don't know what to say since making money is a virtue and she is worthy of praise for being able to make as much as she does. only a true marxist could have a problem with her making lots of money with her speaking engagements.
        7."I doubt she can pull it off." Since every single one of your premises was flawed, you should doubt your entire analysis.

        Thanks for reading.

      • The family thing could have been invoked anytime over the past 12 months. It will sound weak now. “we will understand her concern for her family was stronger than anything else” Well, stronger than love of country?

        The present and previous 3 Presidents had family in the White House. Seems to have worked OK.

        “She would have an excellent chance of winning.” I used to think so. Her negatives are now extraordinarily high in polls, and she still has not endured what other candidates will put up against her. She may squeek by in some primaries against Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Romney but it seems unlikely that she can win either the nomination or the general given her attackable past performances.

        “Palin has not been known to make “excuses,” quiet[sic] the contrary, she is one of the most honest politicians around.” Unfortunately, that is not true. Palin always makes excuses—blaming the media, blaming “out of context” and gotcha, blaming bad authors,…

        “Her “celebrety[sic] speaker status.” I take it by that shot that you resent her making money with her speaking engagements. I don’t know what to say since making money is a virtue and she is worthy of praise for being able to make as much as she does. only a true marxist could have a problem with her making lots of money with her speaking engagements.”

        WOW, you imply that I am a Marxist and oppose her making money! Ad hominem much? Please read for comprehension. I have no problem with her speaking fees.

        But, let’s look why she can get such fees up to the present time. When she is a celeb political speaker she has ‘presence’; when she is an also-ran, do you think convenors will offer the same fees? Her fees are paid by those willing to pay. The money comes–not from Heaven–but from attendees willing to pay. How long will that go on when she is no longer a potential candidate?

        “I doubt she can pull it off.” Since every single one of your premises was flawed, you should doubt your entire analysis.

        Thanks for your advice.

        So, what do you propose she say when she announces herself not running? She is needing help now.

  5. From US News and World Report (do they even read their own poll results?)
    Would Sarah Palin Make a Good President?
    A.77.78% Yes
    B.22.22% No

    None of us know for sure, but there are many millions of people out here in the USA expecting and waiting for Sarah Palin to announce her candidacy; gearing up for D-Day, Battles of the Bulge, and a righteous retaking of Fortress USA.

    • What is your fall-back position when Gov. Palin gives her reasons for not running?

      Do you think she will have an excuse that you can accept? Do you think that she will put personal interests ahead of country and conservative values to serve?

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