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Friday, June 19, 2009

Why the Left is Trashing Sarah Palin ... Fear!

Jay Valentine at the American Thinker ...
The best and the brightest on the left go into politics. The best on the right run their own businesses. So it is no surprise that the left is far more adept, even expert at the art of hardball politics. And they are telling us something profound.

The left is telling us something many feel, many find as a hunch, that Sarah Palin is the most dangerous threat to the Obama administration with no close second. The left is telling us this by their "over the top" attacks. Not just the Letterman assaults, but the constant barrage of grievances filed against her in Alaska. The attacks every day on Palin for no apparent reason -- except that the left seems to see her quite differently from any Republican candidate. A difference of kind, not of degree.

They would never do this to Romney, Huckabee or Newt, at least not to this level. There is a clear reason -- these guys couldn't fill up a high school stadium unless they were giving out free beer.
Whenever she chooses, she will take her first trip to Iowa to campaign for some obscure congressional candidate, and when she does, the liberal media cannot ignore the screaming crowds. And they will not be crowds manufactured by an advance team. They will be fired up mothers, working people who do not want to pay for deadbeats' mortgages, people who are now going to grass roots tea parties.

The television age gives "it," charisma, more power than ever before. Charisma is magnified through television. How else to explain how a 2 year senator few knew could derail Hillary in a few months. How else to explain how an anti-charisma John McCain, someone television does not flatter or magnify, saw his crowds surge when Palin was next to him. Palin, an obscure, unknown governor of our most distant and most unknown state, walked onto the national stage and ignited a burst of energy that may well have taken McCain over the top, until his Queeg-like pausing of his campaign to work on a financial crisis and then vote for a bailout.
The left is telling us something and they are the experts. They are telling us not to make Palin the conservative candidate because if we do, it will be humiliating. I agree with them and I take them at their word.

It will be the undoing of Obama, and it may be overwhelming.


Greg said...

Gov. Palin had 4 campaign stops in IA during the campaign. All were maximum capacity raging from 5,000 to 10,000. At the Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines, they closed the doors when it reached the 10,000 capacity, and there were thousands still outside. 0bama was there before, and it took 0prah to help him fill it up.

Those crowds will return. It will be a big psychological boost to her, and a psychological downer for Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty etc. They'll be at rallies of 50 to 500 (maybe) and she'll be drawing thousands.

You can bet that Romney, Huck, etc were all reading the reports of 20,000+ turning out for a non-political event in Auburn NY. They know they can't compete with her on that level. My hope is that SarahPAC will raise as much as Romney and Huckabee combined when its figures are released in late July. Once she starts fundraising in ernest, I don't think any of them will be able to compete with her on that level either.

I always like to take a look at this website from time to time, because it really illustrates what their nightmare is:

Anonymous said...

I am a true independent, siding with Republicans on some issues and Democrats on others. In Presidential elections, I have voted both Republican and Democrat, depending on who I felt fielded the best candidate in a particular year. And it scares the living daylights out of me that someone like Sarah could be voted into office based solely on charisma, considering her lack of ability. She is having trouble governing a state with less than 700,000 people in it (my mayor has a larger population). How can she possibly govern an entire country?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous.

The trouble she is having governing Alaska is a pipe dream of the libs. They are throwing everything but the kitchen sink at her and she is still hitting homeruns. Go be frightened by that no experience community organizer you helped to put in the WhiteHouse. I am.

thisishabitforming said...

Dear Anonymous,
It scares the living daylights out of me that someone like Obama was voted into office based soley on charisma, with a little help from his friends at ACORN, considering his lack of ability, or experience, compounded by a God complex.
The quote applies, if al Qaeda wants to destroy America they better hurry, before Obama beats them to it.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? The people said no to Sarah Palin and John McCain. They aren't a threat, they are moronic and old respectively. Republicans are dying out. Thank God.