Monday, October 10, 2011

No Palin Candidacy

Sarah Palin announced a few days ago that she's not running for president this time around. Some of her fans were, I heard, a bit disappointed but I think Ms. Palin called this one right.

I like Sarah Palin a lot. I admire her unapologetic Christian faith. I admire her intrepidity in the face of withering leftist criticism. I agree with her positions on most of the major issues (pro-life, pro-gun rights, anti-amnesty, commitment to fiscal responsibility, etc.). I believe she's much, much smarter than her detractors give her credit for. Still, Sarah Palin isn't ready to be president of the United States. Having strong faith, intelligence, courage, and principled, conservative stands on the issues doesn't necessarily add up to the experience necessary to govern the world's only superpower.

Sarah Palin can be of great help to the Republican party and the conservative movement, but not as a candidate. She can, I feel, better serve the cause behind the scenes acting as a "king maker", if you will; rallying the base, and lending a folksy, down-to-earth dimension to critiquing the Obama administration. Apparently, Ms. Palin sees things the same way and made the right decision for the Republican party, conservatism, her family, and herself.

Good on you, Sarah.


Anonymous said...

I totally agree here. Rush even said that she would be better on the road for candidates, being the "king maker" and I think Rush used that term too. She draws crowds like no one else out there, and I know that in the future, she will make a great president......just not now. She is better served helping our next candidate to the White House.

Skunkfeathers said...

I agree as well: Sarah's most powerful at this stage of her career as a facilitator, a booster, and a supporter. Once she swings behind the Republican nominee, I think we can say "NoMoBama in '12", and be 100% correct.