Tuesday, May 05, 2009

GOP Leaders Fear Palin--You Betcha

Republican leaders fear lot of things these days--Barack Obama, just about Democrat they're running against, the Club for Growth, and primary opponents among them.

I also imagine they fear the collapse of their investments. How many GOP leaders had their money with Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford anyway.

Maybe swine flu too. I hear Mitt Romney has a runny nose.

Rush Limbaugh's probably right that the Republican leadership fears Sarah Palin as well.
"Something else you have to understand is these people hate Palin too," the conservative radio host said Monday. "They despise Sarah Palin, they fear Sarah Palin, they don't like her either. She's, according to them, she's embarrassing. McCain said, 'I was there with Ronald Reagan'…. No Reagan voter ever believed McCain was a Reaganite.

What Romney, Jeb Bush, and John McCain fear with Sarah Palin is the thought of her being nominated as the Republican Party's presidential candidate in 2012.

That's because Palin would lose by something like 65-35. It would be a brutal beatdown and Palin would drag a lot of other Republicans with her.

Republican leaders have so many problems they could start writing country songs about themselves like this classic from Hee Haw.

Gloom, Despair, and Agony on me
Deep dark depression, excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
Gloom, Despair, and Agony on me

They certainly don't need a Palin candidacy to make things even worse.

1 comment:

Todd Mayo said...

A Palin nomination would devastate the Republican party but it would be great for the United States as a whole. No one knows how long it will be before President Obama and our Democratic House and Senate investments in the economy begin to make a marked difference in the lives of people damaged by six years of draconian Republican policies. It is very unlikely that the GOP will come close to the power they once enjoyed on Capitol Hill but The White House is just a bit less certain. People tend to expect immediate results and that is a mistake. I imagine that by 2012, there will have ocurred, a great upsurge in the economy, however Presidents are not always rewarded for their successes (witness Lyndon Baines Johnson). My point is that the best thing for the country at large would be a Palin candidacy. 65-35 in President Obama's favor sounds about right. The only error we may be making is low-balling the Obama margin of victory in such a contest. With Palin as his opponent, the President may very likely enjoy the same kind of landslide as Johnson in '64 or even Reagan in '84. The nation would be best served with the idea that the President and the Democratic party are strong, resolute, in charge, bold, and that the policies. With Palin as our opponent, 2012 would be a true mandate for the Democratic party. A total rejection of the extremism and radical individualism which the Republican party has bellowed about for as long as I can remember.
If the Democratic party does well, the country will do well. So, even though I doubt very much that ANY Republican could prevail against the President in 2012, a huge landslide is good for everyone. With Palin as the opponent, we would achieve that.