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James Delingpole: “God, I wish Sarah Palin would stand for president”

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By Gary P Jackson

A little housekeeping from last week’s CPAC 2014 event and Governor Sarah Palin’s earth-shaking headliner speech.

James Delingpole, Executive Editor at Breitbart London and author of Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism made the trek across the pond to attend CPAC 2014.

A good time was had by all of the Breitbart gang, as usual!

As I was live tweeting Governor Palin’s speech on Saturday, lots of people were fired up, and many were saying “Run Sarah, Run” in their tweets in response to her rousing commentary. One of those excited by the Governor was James Delingpole:

And later, after the Governor’s speech had a bit of time to sink in:

This is remarkable if only for the fact that Delingpole, while being an admirer of Palin’s, and having written extensively about her, has been on the “she’s better as a cheerleader than a candidate” bandwagon.

We’ve always thought the Governor was capable of being both a kingmaker, as well as “king,” so to speak. Of course, we would love to see Governor Palin in the 2016 race as well.

Palin CPAC 2014 Thumbs Up

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Governor Sarah Palin headed to Iowa

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By Gary P Jackson

Sarah Palin is headed to Iowa in November, along with Senator Mike Lee and Conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.

From David Brody:

Well, try this one on for size. Sarah Palin is heading to Iowa next month. Iowa has great people and loads of corn but it is also full of presidential politics. Hmmm…

Palin will be the featured speaker at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Banquet. Read more from their release below:

The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition (IA FFC) is pleased to announce that Gov. Sarah Palin will be a featured speaker at their 13th Annual Family Banquet on November 9, 2013 in Des Moines, IA. Steve Scheffler, President of IA FFC stated, “We are thrilled and honored that Gov. Palin has confirmed to address Iowa’s top conservative activists, as we kick off the 2014 election cycle. Without a doubt, her appearance will motivate activists to be involved in grassroots politics here in Iowa that will help turn the tide here in Iowa, by electing more family-friendly public officials at all levels.

Palin will join Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Phyllis Schlafly, president of Eagle Forum, at the event.

The mainstream media keeps trying to make Sarah Palin irrelevant, and within the NYC-Washington Corridor she is exactly that. But the highbrow mainstream media might want to put down their lattes and New York Times and embrace the concept that Palin is still relevant.

Her words and endorsements will matter in the 2014 Midterms. And beyond? Who knows.

I wouldn’t read more intro this than Governor Palin going to speak and an event with fellow Conservatives, but we all know she is well liked in Iowa, and certainly would have a strong showing there, should she run.

Our buddy Tony Lee over at Breitbart put together a lengthy article that includes a bunch of videos of Governor Palin, her speech, and events from Iowa in 2011.

Worth a trip over there to check it out!

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Video: Governor Sarah Palin’s Transformational Leadership Style

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By Gary P Jackson

A great video put together by Ron Devio and wonderfully narrated by SarahNET Radio’s Kevin Scholla. An interesting look at Sarah Palin’s leadership style, and something folks may want to bookmark for future reference:

Governor Palin is a transformational leader in the grand tradition of Ronald Reagan. When she took office as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, she took what was essentially a dirt road village, and turned it into the fastest growing city in the state. Mayor Palin built infrastructure, lured major businesses into town, and before long, Wasilla was the trading hub for the entire Mat-Su Valley, an area roughly the size of the state of Delaware. Oh, and she did all of this while actually lowering city taxes!

To this day the current Mayor of Wasilla credits Sarah Palin with the fact some 50,000 shoppers a week come to Wasilla. It was her policies that made the city such a powerful trading hub.

Of course, Sarah’s many accomplishments as Governor have been well documented here. It’s been said that Sarah Palin got more done in her one term as Governor than most politicians, including two term Presidents will in a career, and as a young woman, Sarah has a lot more her career left to add to those numerous [and impressive] accomplishments.

It’s no secret that we support Governor Palin, and would love nothing more to see her run for President in 2016. America needs, and deserves solid, responsible leadership. The kind of leadership Sarah Palin can bring.

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Exclusive: Klenman on Sarah Palin and the Republican Establishment™

By Gary P Jackson

We’re always happy when Norman Klenman weighs in on our articles, and events in general. A long time political observer and strategic thinker, we often hear from Norman through a short email, but at times he’s graciously allowed us to share his thoughts with our readers.

After reading about Sarah Palin’s much better election night, as compared to the Republican Establishment™ in general, and Karl Rove in particular [her 75% success to Rove's 1%] and the Palin inspired grass roots organization, American Grizzlies United’s equally impressive 66% endorsement success, Norman offered up some interesting thoughts:

This article advertently or inadvertently exposes the essential instinctive wisdom of Sarah Palin. Had Romney won, her advice to the party and to independent conservative voters and supporters would have been continuous, welcome, but low key. Sarah Palin speaking as a wise friend, a good pol with important ideas that would naturally be ignored by the Republicans in Power and by Congress.

But she stayed out of the fray this year for good reasons, her own, most kept to herself. But she watched, waited, and was a non-disruptive supporter on the side.

Now that the Republican house of cards has collapsed, leaving one monster vacancy of leadership in the great yawking maw in the middle of American politics, the field is open to her on her own terms… IF she wishes to re-enter the fray.

She did what most pols don’t do. Pols to get elected to use the old shibboleth of “playing to the middle“. That is, abandoning their obviously debatable but essential original programs and ideas, the positions that must be sold to the nation.

Sarah Palin never abandoned her views. She said Here they are, take ‘em or leave em. The Republicans including many who ought to have known better, backed away, and often were rude (as was the otherwise admirable Noonan) in doing so. As to the Republican establishment, they had no beliefs, and no real social program (their economic program was fine).

So now we shall see if Sarah Palin on her own chooses to return front and center for 2016 which is now wide open. No incumbent in the Dems. Mrs Clinton far too old and old fashioned. Not a real conservative with a program and some damn charisma anywhere in sight.

Enter Sarah Palin. Free now to tour the nation, gather supporters and funds, and to sell a new direction for her vast constituencies and a new program to break the restraining bounds of the old two party system. A program for the re-invigoration of America. A program to reframe and reform Congress.

They will be interesting times ahead for American voters.

Norman nails it at the end. The message of reform is a winner. As Stacy Drake points out here, voters in every single demographic, and in both political parties, as well as independents, not only have no faith in government, they see it as corrupt and in need of serious reform. They particularly want an end to crony capitalism, something Sarah Palin has been railing against for years, the Obama regime is up to their eye balls in, and the Romney campaign never really talked about. Cronyism is so prevalent in politics, neither party wants to talk about it, for obvious reasons.

If she chooses to run, Sarah Palin has a winning message, one she’s been perfecting since her earliest days as a member of the Wasilla city council, when she tangled with Nick Carney over an ordinance that would have given his waste management company a city wide monopoly.

Sarah Palin’s real world record of constantly and consistently fighting corruption, even within her own party, is one that will win people over, especially after four more years of Obama’s massive corruption, and the GOP essentially doing nothing about it.

People will want a serious change, and Sarah Palin represents that change.

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GretaWire Readers [By a Huge Margin] See Sarah Palin as the Leader of the GOP Post Election UPDATED

By Gary P Jackson

On Wednesday, Greta put up a poll asking her readers who they thought, at this moment, was the leader of the Republican Party. Readers responded by choosing Sarah Palin by an overwhelming margin over the rest of the field.

Reading the comments it’s pretty plain that many feel Sarah could have fared far better against President Obama than Governor Mitt Romney did. Judging how well Sarah’s hand picked candidates for office did, vs how those in the standard GOP mold under-performed, it’s not much of a stretch to think Sarah herself would have done well and likely led the party to victory.

It’s also clear, reading those comments, that Greta’s readers would like to see Sarah Palin run for President in 2016. It’s way too early to speculate what Sarah will do, and it’s probably best not to speculate until she, herself says something, but I’m one of those who is 100% on board with the idea of a her running.

We need strong leadership from a GOP candidate, and for the last two elections, we’ve had no leadership at all. Timidity cannot defeat evil, and we are staring evil right in the face. We need a warrior at the helm.

Here are the results of the poll as of this afternoon:

Governor Sarah Palin 37.76% (2,137 votes)

**UPDATE**

As Greta has left this poll open, the vote total has actual grown for Governor Palin, she now is seen by a very clear majority as the leader with 42.13% of the vote. As stated below, this is in no way a scientific poll, but it certainly shows an intensity for Sarah, and a desire for real leadership, something that is totally lacking in the Republican Party.

Oh, and it seems the trolls have found the poll too. Delightful little wizbang creatures that they are.

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Senator Marco Rubio 17.62% (997 votes)

Speaker Boehner 13.91% (787 votes)

Congressman Paul Ryan 8.54% (483 votes)

Governor Romney 8.41% (476 votes)

Someone else 6.94% (393 votes)

Governor Chris Christie 3.64% (206 votes)

Speaker Newt Gingrich 3.18% (180 votes)

I’d be curious to learn why Speaker of the House John Boehner rates so high. Maybe some readers took the question literally, as Boehner is the highest ranking Republican in office. It’s just that seeing Boehner and “leader” mentioned together somehow seems wrong to me.

Readers would rather see someone, anyone besides Chris Christie or Newt Gingrich leading the party. I agree.

The poll isn’t scientific in any way, but Greta’s blog is popular with a wide range of people from all points of view, and likely represents the feelings of many, if not most of the GOP faithful.

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