Hunters Don’t Run With the Herd

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There are two diametrically opposed narratives out there regarding a Sarah Palin run for the Republican nomination. One is that she is a dumb bimbo who is paradoxically a brilliant businesswomen and doesn’t want to upset the gravy train. The other is that most of America loves her and she would run away with the nomination and presidency if she ran. Neither is quite right.

For one thing, it was pretty obvious from the beginning that the Republican Party hates her. She’s one of those accidental candidates who made it to the governor’s office without being a lawyer or a cog in the party machine. She went up against her own party in Alaska and won. Getting support through the RNC would be an uphill battle. This year’s primary system is designed to award delegates to the candidate with the most money later in the race.

Imagine Sarah Palin running for president. She would spend weeks at the mercy of the media, running slam polls, waiting for mispronunciations in debates and hounding her family. She wouldn’t be able to talk about what was wrong with the Republican Party while she was trying to court it. Plus, she’s be running with the herd as another Not-Romney candidate.

So, what do you do with yourself when you are wildly popular, can draw crowds of thousands and are viewed by millions on the Internet? You build yourself a Republican Party. Sarah Palin’s effect on the 2010 elections was greater than that of a presidential election. The Republicans had a 670 seat gain in state legislatures. In the House, they gained over 30 seats and had a retention rate of 98%. The Democrats only retained 76% of their seats. The Republicans flipped over half of the few Senate seats held by Democrats up for election.

There’s a reason a reload looks like a retreat. A hunter doesn’t charge an animal. A hunter seeks the advantage and waits patiently to take the shot. The Obots want the confrontation. Palin wants the trophy on her mantle. The next president will have a whole new Congress to deal with.

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9 Responses to Hunters Don’t Run With the Herd

  1. myiq2xu says:

    We haven’t seen the last of Sarah Palin.

  2. votermom says:

    The other day in the Eric Bolling interview, Palin said “I am not a Republican. I am an Independent registered as a Republican.”


  3. Susan says:

    Palin also said, last week, that Rick Santorum was a “real conservative”, signaling admiriation for the man who represents the lunatics in this country who equate a blowjob with bestiality.

    Her self-serving “blood feud” video message in the wake of the shooting that killed nine people and critically injured many more in Arizona revealed a basic lack of political intelligence and an alarming amount of self-regard.

    Palin is a has-been.

    • yttik says:

      Dear Lord, please make me a has-been like Palin. I’d like the paycheck, the influence, and the popularity of a has-been, if it’s not too much trouble.

  4. Lola-at-Large says:

    Smart analysis, days. You got me thinking.

  5. Susan says:

    Still not allowing dissenting opinions, eh, Klown?

    Don’t worry. I won’t stop visiting and commenting.

    Someone has to try to keep the bunch of you from ending up in the basement covered in tin foil.

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    she is still a force for good. 🙂

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