The above video courtesy @RealClearScott.
What is Sarah Palin up to? A couple of worthy reads might help point the way (as if the video weren’t enough).
The first is from Conservatives4Palin; it’s a short read, with only two paragraphs copied here:
…They [Obama, liberals] would tell people, “You know why you have it so bad. It’s all those millionaires and billionaires. It’s Bush’s fault. See Sarah Palin! She’s to blame that Gabrielle Giffords was shot. Those Tea Partiers! Oh they’re terrorists”. And because they’re hurting, people are buying this garbage and turning on friend and neighbor. America hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War tore this nation asunder. And that’s the good news. In 1861 you needed two fingers to count the issues that divided the nation. Now you probably have to take your shoes off and then some.
Look no farther than the “ONE” in Palin’s One Nation Tour to realize that lately she hasn’t focused on addressing us Conservatives, Grizzlies, or Tea Partiers. Sarah Palin knows that we get it. We understand freedom and know that it’s worth fighting for. We got it from the very first time vice presidential candidate Palin stepped on the stage at the Xcel Energy Center on September 3 in ’08. However, a lot has changed since then. Though many hoped that it would, most Americans didn’t expect what has happened to our nation in these three short years. …
Per that last sentence, one only has to ask the question, “If you were trying to destroy America’s economy, what else would you need to do to accomplish that feat that isn’t already being done?” A sobering question that demands a nearly unthinkable answer.
The second post is from Hillbuzz. It is a much longer but just as worthy of reading, and is entitled, “5 Lessons Governor Sarah Palin learned from Hillary Clinton’s failed 2008 presidential campaign.” I’ll quote what Andrea Shea-King quoted as the teaser:
Governor Palin’s 2012 presidential campaign will be unlike anything that’s come before it, because the energy fueling it really comes from individual, average, Americans who are exicted to see her run for the presidency and are committed to doing everything they can do to help her.
Few are waiting for a directive to come down from an official Palin 2012 campaign to tell them what needs to be done.
People have been organizing for some time, countering the media’s lies, working their email and Facebook networks to pool together as Palin supporters in their areas.
Everything that David Axlerod aggressively astro-turfed and fabricated for Obama in 2008 is happening organically on its own for Governor Palin.
Her supporters know it.
The media, as always, is clueless.
The Cocktail Party GOP establishment is, in a word, stupid.
All the while, the momma grizzly sizes up her competition, dedicates her trademarked knowing stare, and readies herself to launch into the campaign on her own terms, with absolutely all the might God gave her.
She’s going to win, too, because the woman’s clearly on a mission and has all the right intentions, right when she’s needed the most.
It really is her moment.
She’s the best hope this country has got.
Please help her in any way you possibly can!
Per the last sentence, I’m not writing this post because I’m supporting any one individual, at this point, for President (with the glaring exception that I shall never support Barack Obama). To me, the former Governor is a very intriguing individual. I own her book, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” and among other things, I found it rather brilliant that she intentionally failed to include an index (her adversaries, therefore, couldn’t just look up, out-of-context, where they might be mentioned).
She is absolutely hated by the left (as previous comments on my site — none worth specifically repeating — can attest), and some on both sides basically expect her to fade back into the background to be put — shall we say — “in her place,” as if there’s no room for women of conscience and conservatism to actually drive the debate, much less the country (so much for classical feminism, eh?).
A few things cannot be denied regarding the 2012 presidential campaign:
The stakes couldn’t be higher, Obama’s going to have in excess of a billion dollars to spend (as if the country wants to see or hear from him any more than it currently does), and the GOP field is way, way wide open.
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