Statement from the Candidate

In 2010 I ran an unsuccessful campaign for the United States Congress, but I'm still posting blogs that I believe express an opinion that most other people miss, and that I also believe can make America great again and cast off the yoke of liberal/progressive control that is currently in place.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Should Sarah Palin Run For President?

I recently heard Shanin and Parks (the local radio duo on KMBZ) discussing the advisability of having Sarah Palin run for president in 2012. These gentlemen usually try to combine urbane low-level political correctness with conservative sophistication and end up missing the point they are trying to make, so I'll assist them in this endeavor.

Their argument was that Sarah Palin is too divisive and because of that we need a more low key candidate who won't cause friction and controversy. The point they miss is that the divisiveness and friction comes from the liberal establishment and the network/print news and commentary, along with the few Republicans that want the left's favor, not from conservatives who favor Palin nor from Palin herself.

An example of a Republican candidate who was loved and promoted by the liberal establishment was John McCain. The press did everything they could to praise and promote him for the Republican candidacy because he's very liberal in many of his positions and he was said to be "reasonable" (meaning manipulable by the press). But once the press got him nominated for the presidency they then began tearing him down in favor of whatever liberal Democrat came along. The result was that McCain lost because Republicans listened to their political opponents about who they should run for president. This idiocy must stop! These are critical times for our nation and when Sarah Palin speaks on relevant, serious topics her remarks should be responded to seriously, not mocked for being confrontational and controversial. Controversy and conversation is exactly what we need as regards the numerous problems our nation faces. The liberal press wants to silence us, and we can't allow that to happen.

Palin is an excellent choice for a presidential candidate precisely because she causes controversy and frightens leftists, which means she's telling the truth and will likely appeal to conservatives. An effective, true conservative will always get vicious criticism from the leftist media, but does that mean we should nominate Arlen Spector or John McCain (again) for president solely because liberals praise them? No. It just makes sense to support the person that your political opponents fear and criticize the most, and that's Sarah Palin. In fact, simply having the adoration of the opposition press is and should be a negative for any conservative candidate.