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    Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology”

    Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology”

    I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has.

    So yes, I do take it personally when conservatives lash out at Palin not because of her policy positions or what she’s done or not done in her career, but with personal invective.

    It’s not religion, its a cold hard understanding of what is to come, and how those who call Palin a diva or a tease or any of the other names coming from media conservatives do damage to us all.  Palin is simply the test case for how the Republican nominee, whoever that person may be, will be treated, and we pile on her at our own peril.

    Erickson’s post is here.

    It’s feeding on Ann Coulter’s claim that Palin supporters are scary:

    Simply by waiting to announce, Palin has driven media conservatives mad.  It all seems so familiar.

    The nonsense coming from Coulter and Erickson and others is why I am not overly optimistic about 2012, regardless of what the polls now show.  We are our own worst enemies.


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    Her’s a thought. Some of you are castigating Palin for quitting the governorship of Alaska (albeit for sound reasons) and say such a resignation disqualifies her from running for POTUS. These same people are now saying that even though she has said she would announce her candidacy, yea or nay, at the end of September, she should now renege on that and announce now for no good reason at all except for their own personal peace of mind. Why play into the media and the dims’ hands? Why gie them more talking points? What am I seeing here? You are asserting that she should change her mind? And some are making the statement that she cannot be elected. Just who do you think the 46 million people voted for in the last election? McCain? Come on. The republican ticket would have gotten a h*ll of a lot more votes if McCain had not been on the ticket. The base did not want him. And many of the base refused to taint their principles so they either stayed at home or refused to vote for president or voted for the boy wonder in lieu of McCain.

      leeatmg in reply to BarbaraS. | September 8, 2011 at 12:08 am


      Maybe. There are some who voted for McCain, some who voted for Palin, and some who voted for both. I know people who fit all three categories (my wife liked McCain, and hated Obama and Palin, for what it’s worth, and still does.) The base didn’t want him, but the moderates didn’t want her. So we lost.

      I don’t think it’s fair to say she is unelectable at all, but I always go back to William F. Buckley’s credo: to elect the most conservative person that is electable. We’ll see if Palin is that person soon enough.

    I have never ever seen the attacks on a non-candidate as I have seen against Sarah Palin. Why? I smell fear for their jobs the establishment holds — Pundits, columnists, politicians. Sarah has a knack for exposing those who are not honest and tells it like it is.

    Sandy Daze | September 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Will she–?–won’t she–? Should she, shouldn’t she?
    I remain firmly committed in my support of a Palin candidacy.
    Until such time as she announces she will not seek the nomination, or in the unlikely event that she seeks but does not win the Republican Party nomination, for me, it is all in for Palin.

    Should she not be the Republican nominee, I will support ABO – Anyone But Voldermort.

    As to the potential for her to win the nomination, I read the Palin Electability Series last April when it came out. I found it very persuasive then, and find nothing to challenge that assessment today.

    In my view, if she seeks the nomination, she earns it; ultimately winning the election on 6 Nov 12 becoming the 45th President of the United States.

    Take good care,

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