By Gary P Jackson
I guess all the talk from people like Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus was just that, talk:
It’s official, Sarah Palin will NOT be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa. Here is her statement on the matter, as reported by Greta van Susteren:
…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true.
This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path.
This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…
~ Sarah Palin
Honestly, I’m conflicted. Obviously Sarah Palin would have brought an energy to Tampa that no other could. She would have fired up voters for the Romney/Ryan campaign.
That said, Mitt Romney and his people have made it clear since 2008 that they don’t care for Governor Palin, or the Tea Party for that matter. That being the case, Why should Sarah Palin speak on their behalf to the entire nation?
Sarah Palin’s speech in 2008 was the most watched vice presidential nomination speech in history. No doubt she would have brought a huge audience this year as well.
Sarah chose not to run for President this year, instead focusing on helping electing good, solid Conservatives to the Senate, and adding to the House. So far she has been incredibly successful at this, and her positive impact will be felt by the nation for years to come.
In a recent interview, La Donna Hale Cruzon spoke with Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer, who said Sarah Palin had done more for Conservatism, and grass roots Americans, than anyone. She was just one of millions who wanted to see Sarah Palin speak in Tampa.
Again, as disappointed as many of us are, let’s not forget the big picture. Sarah is on a mission to rebuild Congress, and we must help her. Barack Obama is the worst president in America history, and is destroying the country. He must be defeated. Period.
Meanwhile, let’s reflect on what the people of Tampa will be missing: