Sarah Palin 2012?

April 9, 2010 at 08:15 (News, Politics)

I don’t know – we’ll see I guess. She’s made some missteps in the past, but I actually like that. Smooth operators like Obama are usually a mistake. They’re smooth because they practice being what people want to see. And they do that because they want power or, as I suspect in Obama’s case, they have been groomed by certain people or groups to push an ideological agenda.

In the end, I think Palin is more like regular folks. I think she relates to the regular folks well and understands what people want and how people think (not Marxist people – sorry Obama). Sure, she’ll make some mistakes. She’ll say something off the cuff and it will end up on every major newspaper. It’s a guarantee. But if you want a smooth talker go buy a used car. At least if she does it, it will be by accident. Obama seems intent on insulting enemies, undermining our Constitution, and groveling to our enemies on purpose. If you want someone with ideals that are in line with the majority of America and someone who respects the Constitution then I suspect she will be the one to vote for, if she gets that far.

NEW ORLEANS – Next up, Sarah Palin.

The spotlight at the three-day Southern Republican Leadership Conference turns Friday to the 2008 vice presidential nominee.

The former Alaska governor is among the potential GOP contenders to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012 addressing the gathering of a few thousand Republican activists in Louisiana.

At least four possible candidates passed up the event, choosing instead to do their political leg work elsewhere.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who many party insiders consider the front-runner after his failed 2008 candidacy, was in the midst of a book tour. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who was on John McCain’s 2008 vice presidential short list, was addressing the activists by video so he could welcome home returning troops. Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008, was focused on his cable news show. And Sen. John Thune, a rising Republican star, was attending to his South Dakota constituents.

It’s not unusual for politicians eyeing the presidency to gather this early. Potential candidates usually use such forums to gauge their clout years before a presidential race. And the perpetual campaign is normal in modern presidential politics.

The goal isn’t to court voters, as few are paying attention this early.

Rather, these Republicans are trying to create buzz and draw media coverage, as well as attract donors and top political talent as they lay the groundwork to take on Obama.


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