Comments: The Palin Letter

Michelle Bachman fits that bill as well, IMO. Further, the Minn congresswoman has yet to be subjected with the faux narrative (preempting the real story, which kills the decades old faux narrative that minorities refuting the leftist line are identity traitors). I hope Michelle teams up with Sarah, and gets rid of Ed Rollins.

Then again, perhaps Michelle is just a feint (in my dreams cooked up by both Palin and Bachman) to distract the ideologically constrained media long enough to miss the inevitable fatal thrust.

Dreams are good....

Posted by bains at June 14, 2011 09:00 PM

That's the person who will have my vote next time, voted for McCain last time just because of her. She understands people more that any of the rest of the candidates.

Posted by gDavid at June 14, 2011 09:57 PM

I worked with the Vets for McCain campaign in New York in 2008. We were having a terribly difficult time with veterans who had no use for McCain. Then Palin came on the scene and all of a sudden doors were open that had previously been locked.

She is a game changer. I do hope she runs and I would die a happy man if she picked Lt Col Allen West as her VP candidate. I think that combination would be unbeatable.

Posted by DanNY at June 14, 2011 11:14 PM

This is a post I made on Roger L Simon's blog:


I would like to touch on Roger's point that being intelligent isn't the most important qualification for a president.

I have observed all of them since Harry Truman. I have believed for a long time that the proper temperament is vital to success. Truman, Eisenhower, Reagan and both Bushes had it.

Policy differences don't much matter at this point. None of them will be able to get their way on most of the issues that they are debating. It has taken a hundred years to get to this point. It's gonna be a long slog trying to fix it. The ship is sinking. Our only hope is to plug the biggest leaks and change course towards safe harbor. Try to change course too quickly and it'll go keel up and we'll be fighting over the lifeboats.

The leaks have been clearly identified. That's the easy part. We need a leader with the political skills to start patching the big leaks and start the course change. By political skills I don't mean electioneering skills. It is going a large degree of true bipartisanship - not the gotcha kind that is part of the campaign buzz.

The only person that I have seen who has actually demonstrated these skills is Sarah Palin. She tore apart the establishment in Alaska despite the mighty forces clawing tooth and nail to stop her. When she was selected as the vice presidential nominee her approval rating was above 80%.

Debating policy is great fun. I do a lot of it myself. However, when I pull the lever for our most important office I look to historically proven performance.

Posted by Roy Lofquist at June 15, 2011 04:04 AM