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Carly Fiorina, The Sleeper Candidate Everyone Should Pay Attention To!

Carly Fiorina

By Gary P Jackson

While Donald Trump is ruling the headlines with an iron fist, something very interesting is happening: Carly Fiorina is doing a lot of interviews and making a hell of a lot of sense! She is coming off as a powerful, decisive, no bull, leader.

Many of us, yours truly included, wrote Carly off after her last attempt at elected office. She ran a very poor, almost incoherent campaign, and lost by a huge margin. We should all be forgiven, though, for thinking that was that.

It seems Carly learned from her mistakes and is back with a very well run, tight and cohesive campaign.

Carly has been doing the rounds with the media, both great and small. She has a very strong, coherent message. She’s addressed illegal aliens, and actually has a tougher stance than Trump. She is very much aligned with those of us who want all illegals deported, our laws enforced, and border secured once and for all. Unlike Trump, Carly has given actual details on how she will do this.

She has joined Trump and Senator Ted Cruz in calling for the end of tax payer subsidies to the monsters at Planned Parenthood. She has endorsed a complete and total government shutdown, if that’s what it takes to defeat these animals once and for all! She understands some wars are worth fighting!

We are all enjoying watching Trump run roughshod over the Republican Establishment, and the media, but it would be a grave mistake to ignore Carly. I’ve been paying attention, and I have yet to disagree with a position she has taken. And while Trump comes off as a bull in a china closet [not necessarily a bad thing, given the state of affairs] Carly comes off as reasoned and thoughtful, even though her positions are much the same, or even tougher, than Trumps!

There are far too many interviews, discussions, and positions for me to post here. I urge all of our readers to grab your favorite search engine and take a good, hard, close look at this woman. Also go to her website and follow her on social media. Especially Twitter.

For me, it’s a travesty that someone as bold and daring as Carly isn’t on the main stage Thursday night, when clowns like John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, and Chris Christie are. We understand how Fox determined it’s line-up, but it’s still a joke she isn’t in that mix.

That said …. being part of the earlier debate at 5 pm [Eastern] may be a blessing. She will be on stage with 6 other candidates and will get a little more of a chance to break out and make a showing. The prime time debate will certainly get more viewers, but Fox wins every hour in the ratings game, and you can bet, a large audience will tune in to the early debate.

We haven’t settled on a candidate here. Trump obviously fascinates me. I’m still waiting to see if his conversion from far left liberal to rock ribbed Conservative is for real, or just talk. We’ve been fooled before!

Obviously Ted Cruz is a favorite of ours. Proud he is my Senator, and as a Texan, I benefited from his work as our youngest and longest serving Solicitor General. It should be noted Cruz and Trump have had private meetings. Speculation of a Trump-Cruz ticket is inevitable. It’s certainly possible, should Trump crash and burn, that Cruz would inherit his supporters.

We like Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal a LOT. This guy is a serious policy wonk! He has a lot of experience, and as Governor, he’s turned Louisiana around, big time. If he has a problem, it’s that he lacks that “it” factor. That little something that sparks the imagination of the voters. Jindal is, however, incredibly competent, and is very much simpatico with Conservatives on all of the issues that matter to us.

The truth is, once you weed out the treasonous amnesty shills, and big government liberals, the GOP has one of the best fields of candidates in a long, long time. It’s not going to be easy to choose, once we weed out the flakes.

Still, as much as I love Cruz and admire Jindal, there is something about Carly Fiorina: Her poise, her confidence, her willingness to fight for what is right, that has captured my imagination. We all know that candidates, who lead polls this far out from election day, are rarely around come serious election season, especially when there is a large field of candidates. Trump may be the exception, and IF he doesn’t start acting stupid, he could very well be the Republican nominee for President! BUT, I really feel Carly is the wild card, that sleeper candidate who is flying under most people’s radar, who could end up on top.

I know people are already choosing sides, picking their candidates, but this is one time it might make sense to keep an open mind and really look at other candidates before choosing. It makes sense to give Carly a second look, for sure. She obviously learned a thing or two from her last experience as a candidate, and has matured into a viable, electable option.

I’m looking forward to the big debate in prime time, it will be highly entertaining, but I think the 5 o’clock debate and Carly Fiorina will surprise some people and be most informative!

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David Zucker: Let This Video Be My Apology for Once Supporting Barbara Boxer

I mean, we all have things we’ve done in the past that we’re embarrassed about, but I’d rather have my being restricted to 100 yards away from elementary schools be public knowledge than that $5,000 Boxer campaign contribution.

~ David Zucker

By Gary P Jackson

David Zucker (Airplane!, The Naked Gun, etc,) has done it again! Zucker who saw the light after 9/11, and became a Republican, has created yet another great campaign ad aimed at a hapless, radical democrat. This time Zucker takes on California’s Barbara Boxer and lampoons her now infamous “don’t call me ma’am” incident.

This is absolutely brilliant.

In one stunning moment of jackassery and arrogance, Boxer summed up everything that is wrong with the Ruling Class in Washington. Zucker makes short work of Senator Don’t Call Me Ma’am, and offers this video up as an apology for ever supporting her in the first place.

Writing for Big Hollywood, Zucker had this to say:

‘Call Me Senator’: Let This Video Be My Apology for Once Supporting Sen. Boxer

I’d like to thank Right Change (who sponsored and are planning an ad campaign to support the spot) and all the wonderful actors and crew who volunteered for the “Call Me Madam” video.

I was motivated to do something on this after I saw the video of Barbara Boxer interrogating the General.

I remember immediately feeling embarrassed that a member of Congress would treat an officer of the U.S. military like that. And doubly embarrassed that back in the early 90’s I had contributed to Barbara Boxer’s campaign.

I was so outraged at the pure arrogance of that moment, that I sat down to write the spot, highlighting the pure absurdity of our California Senator dressing down a General for calling her “Ma’am.” No Naked Gun or Scary Movie ever had an opportunity as good as that one for pure ridicule. Never mind that the military are instructed to call their superiors including members of congress ‘Sir’ or ‘Ma’am’, including specifically, Members of Congress!

I thought an apology would have been appropriate, but to my knowledge, none has ever been made by Senator Boxer. This I find distressing, since apologies from public figures nowadays are the norm. I mean, it’s not as if she texted her junk to Brett Favre. This was just arrogantly insulting an army officer. But I guess that’s okay with her.

In the debate with Carly Fiorina, the subject was brought up, but Boxer was quite adept at deflecting it — and still without an apology. Let this video be my apology. Every time I see the public record listing my campaign contribution to Boxer — I wince. I mean, we all have things we’ve done in the past that we’re embarrassed about, but I’d rather have my being restricted to 100 yards away from elementary schools be public knowledge than that $5,000 Boxer campaign contribution.

Ouch!

Barbara Boxer is a glittering jewel of colossal arrogance. As a reminder:

Check out Right Change to learn how you can help send Senator Ma’am packing.

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No, Carly Fiorina is Not Distancing Herself from Governor Palin (Update)

By Stacy Drake

Last Saturday, Governor Palin gave an amazing speech to a packed house at an event hosted by the RNC in Anaheim. While the Conservative side of the blogosphere was praising the speech for its wit, message, and facts, the left-wing media in unison were busy writing the same story. That being the story they created within their own minds, that Carly Fiorina was “distancing herself” from Governor Palin during her visit. I’d post a link to back up my last sentence but there are currently at least a hundred out there, so just Google it.

It’s sort of funny to watch one left-wing hack after another file reports implying that Fiorina thought Governor Palin was too “toxic” to be seen with. After all, Carly Fiorina has never implied that she was “distancing herself” from the Governor at all. Quite the opposite, actually.

On ‘Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,‘ Fiorina was asked by Wallace about this media created meme. Only Wallace played along with this garbage and said:

” I want to ask you one other question. Sarah Palin has been campaigning for Republican candidates in California this weekend. She endorsed you in the Republican Senate primary. You say you had a previously scheduled event.

I mean, isn’t the real fact that you don’t want to be seen with Sarah Palin because she’s not very popular with independents and she, at this point, in a general election would hurt you, not help you?”

Fiorina replied (emphasis mine):

I’m very proud of my endorsement from Sarah Palin, and I’ve said that over and over again. But the facts are that I had a previously scheduled commitment for months with a group of veterans and John McCain. I had a previously scheduled group of fundraisers and rallies.

Campaign schedules are complex things, as you can imagine. We got word of her trip very late in the game. And so I’m delighted she game to California. I know that she helped raise a lot of money. And we had commitments to keep as well.”

Carly Fiorina was at an event for Veterans in San Diego with John McCain. That event was planned out months in advance. The RNC event in Anaheim was only recently planned. I should know… I had planned on attending on the day they announced it. That wasn’t that long ago, and it certainly wasn’t months ago. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I missed the event, even after I shelled out $127 for a ticket. Okay, I know that’s entirely off-topic but I’m still miffed about it.

Anyway, the bottom line here is that the media is reaching and distracting (shocking, I know) from the actual speech that Governor Palin gave to that crowd in Anaheim. After CNN aired the speech and heard the response from those in attendance… I reckon a left-wing ideologue who habitually abuses their professional position of power to influence public opinion, had no other option.

Update: I just wanted to point out that perhaps the media is projecting some of their fear about the man they helped put into office, onto Governor Palin. After all, it’s Barack Obama who members of his own party are distancing themselves from in this election cycle. Also, just ask Diane Denish, the Democrat candidate for Governor in New Mexico how “toxic” Obama is. After his visit to the state on her behalf, her poll numbers dropped like a ton of bricks. She now trails the Palin endorsed candidate, Susana Martinez by 12 points.

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Fiorina Has the Momentum

By Stacy Drake

News today that Carly Fiorina is up in the polls and is currently riding the tide of momentum. Reuters reports:

Democratic candidates are clinging to narrow leads over their Republican rivals in two key California races with less than three weeks to go until November 2 elections, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Friday.

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer’s lead over Republican Carly Fiorina among likely voters in California is only one point, 46 percent to 45 percent, down from a four-point advantage early this month.

Neil Stevens over at Redstate weighs in:

It’s no wonder that the Chamber of Commerce, feared by Barack Obama, is ready to spend another $1.25 million educating Americans about the dismal failure that Babs Boxer’s 28 years in DC have been. Since Carly Fiorina started her ad offensive and kept piling on, the polls have been moving.

The television barrage has come just at the right time. While a month ago it looked like Boxer was threatening to take a double digit lead and make the race far less competitive, the newest poll has it a virtual tie.

Yes, the poll by Ipsos for Reuters gives Boxer that tiny 46-45 (MoE 4) lead, which is as close to a coin flip as you can get without managing to register an exact tie in the poll. 55/45 by the math, you can probably find ordinary quarters on the street that are biased that much.

The ads are working. Carly seems to be using the same strategy she did last time: Keep it close, keep it close, and then once it’s almost over, just start hitting, and hitting, and hitting, until the opponent just can’t keep up.

No Ma’am Babs has more money than Carly’s primary opponents did, so she’s not quite going down as easily, but the polling trend is undeniable. Five polls in a row at 4 points or less. I just might have to call it a five seat battleground instead of four, adding CA to my previous list of WA, NV, WV, and IL. The race is getting that close.

This is happening. This is real. We can beat Barbara Boxer.

¡Si Se Puede!

What better time then now? If you would like to get Barbara Boxer out of the Senate, and replace her with a commonsense Conservative, please visit Carly Fiorina’s campaign website and do what you can, today.

 

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Boxer Outsourcing Blame for Failed Policies

By Stacy Drake

Living in California and having to endure the non-stop political ads of the season, one cannot help but notice that Barbara Boxer seems to be putting all of her political eggs into one basket. Her entire campaign seems to be composed of talking about Carly Fiorina’s former job as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard and the subsequent outsourcing of jobs that happened during that time.

In the last few days, there have been a couple of articles coming to Fiorina’s defense on the matter. When given the facts, Californians would be making a big mistake to buy into this campaign spin from Boxer. Craig Bartlett and James P. Moore JR. published a piece in the Wall Street Journal titled, “Outsourcing and the 21st-Century Economy.” They wrote:

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) has slammed her opponent, Carly Fiorina, for outsourcing jobs when she served as CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has attacked his Republican opponent, John Kasich, for serving on the board of a company that outsources. And other politicians from Pennsylvania to Oregon have tried to use the issue to stir up voter dissatisfaction with the economy.

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Companies outsource for two reasons. The first centers on the nature of the global economy. In today’s world, outsourcing can save companies money, reduce the time it takes to deliver products and services to customers, and provide access to skilled employees unavailable in the U.S. Outsourcing also allows companies to capitalize on incentives offered by foreign governments to attract investment. Outsourcing is here to stay for companies hoping to remain internationally competitive.

The second reason U.S. companies outsource is that our own government pursues policies that drive investment and job creation offshore: excessive taxes, needless regulations, lengthy permit processes, a decreasing supply of U.S. citizens with technical and engineering degrees, and a general governmental misunderstanding of how to support private-sector jobs. For example, taxing new U.S. corporate investment at 35%—when the world average is just over 18%—pushes U.S. companies to invest offshore to increase return to shareholders.

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Politicians who accuse the business community of being solely responsible for the loss of U.S. jobs are disingenuous at best. They need to look at their own contributions to U.S. joblessness—and recognize the competitive nature of the 21st-century world economy.

Stating the obvious here… Carly Fiorina made the decisions she made as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard and not as an elected official. It was her job to make the best decisions for her company, given the business climate at the time and considering all of the conditions created by government intervention.

Speaking of which, Investor’s Business Daily wrote another piece called, “Golden State ‘Outsourced’ By Boxer.” In in, they describe Boxer’s role in promoting policies that have actually created the current economic climate our country finds itself in today. The editorial says:

Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks she’s struck election gold in California by charging her rival, ex-CEO Carly Fiorina, with outsourcing. The real story is how Boxer has chased millions of jobs out of state with her politics.

Last Wednesday’s radio debate between California’s two senatorial candidates repeatedly circled the issue of jobs in a state with 12.4% unemployment, second highest in the nation.

Incumbent Boxer’s trump card was that her opponent, while chief of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2006, outsourced jobs. “She laid off 30,000 workers, shipped jobs overseas and says she’s proud of her record — well, that’s her record,” said Boxer.

Problem is, Boxer is a far bigger outsourcer. The unemployment rate in her state is 25% higher than the national average of 9.4%, and the number of jobless Californians is 66% higher than when she took office 17 years ago. Her 90% liberal voting record based on National Journal data has much to do with it. Some of her biggest job-killing votes include:

• The $787 billion stimulus package. Advertised in 2009 as necessary to “create or save” jobs and cap the national jobless rate at 8%, California unemployment soared to 12.4% by 2010 from 7.8% in 2008, as California posted its biggest job losses since 1940. That’s a million jobs lost in this recession, according to the University of the Pacific, even as states like Texas with free-market policies gain jobs and draw investment. It’s outsourcing on a grand scale.

• The corporate tax. Boxer claimed in Wednesday’s debate that she wants to “incentivize” U.S. companies not to ship jobs overseas. Maybe she was referring to her yes vote on S. 3816, which ends the tax deferral for multinational firms. The idea was to hike taxes on companies’ overseas operations so they would hire more here. Instead, we’ve “incentivized” companies to move headquarters and jobs to low-tax countries. Even the Democrat-led Senate knew it was a job killer. Boxer didn’t.

• Free trade. In the debate, Boxer patronizingly said Mexico was important to California because it was a top trading partner. No kidding. California’s economy is steeped in foreign trade, accounting for 11.4% of U.S. exports, which underperforms its 14% slice of the economy.

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• Radical environmentalism. Boxer says her top priority is cap-and-trade legislation, an energy tax that would saddle California’s businesses with high costs based on questionable science. California will pay for this in thousands of lost jobs and billions of dollars of investment that will move to friendlier states and countries.

Boxer also opposes offshore drilling on environmental grounds — and the jobs it would create. Fiorina “stands with Big Oil; she doesn’t stand with the people of California,” Boxer declared, not getting that Big Oil and its suppliers could provide 70,000 new and well-paid jobs for her state if it could drill from the vast 10.5 billion barrels of oil reserves sitting idle off California’s coast.

Worst of all, Boxer has declined to waive the Endangered Species Act against California’s own breadbasket, the Central Valley. She approved a waiver for a similar case in New Mexico, but denied it to California. Fiorina condemned Boxer’s callous indifference, pointing out that “a nameless, faceless bureaucrat decided the smelt was endangered” and 90,000 jobs were lost.

As water was cut to the southwest Central Valley in 2007, unemployment rates rose above 16% in Fresno and as high as 40% in Mendota; agricultural operations fled to Mexico. Mendota’s jobless farmworkers were reduced to accepting charity food from China — outsourcing that came because of Boxer’s vote.

With a record like hers, is it any wonder that Boxer’s hometown newspaper refused to endorse her?

The senator’s long, inept and counterproductive record in politics has left California poorer, less competitive and less employed than ever. If anyone should avoid throwing around charges like outsourcing, it’s Barbara Boxer.

Also of interest, during a press conference on October 1st, Carly Fiorina called on Boxer to return donations given to her by contributors who sent jobs overseas. From the Fiorina campaign website:

During a press conference this afternoon, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina today called on Barbara Boxer to return the tens of thousands of dollars in donations she has received from campaign contributors that, like Hewlett Packard, have been forced to send jobs overseas because of the policies she has championed during her 28 years in Washington.

“It is hypocritical for Barbara Boxer to put up attack ads on me about outsourcing when she has taken tens of thousands of dollars in donations from campaign contributors that have outsourced for years.

“Barbara Boxer can’t have it both ways. If she thinks outsourcing is an evil, then she ought to give the campaign money back.”

I think if Barbara Boxer honestly cared about outsourcing, not only would she return those donations, but she wouldn’t support legislation that has helped contribute the loss of jobs in California. Beating the public over the head with relentless campaign ads that only talk about one decision Fiorina made as a CEO, in the best interest of her company, is designed to distract voters from the issues that actually affect them. Seventeen years is long enough to see that Boxer doesn’t understand what it takes to create jobs for Californians, much less keep the one’s that we already have.

You can check out Carly Fiorina’s page over at Organize4Palin here

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Carly Fiorina: “Terrorism Kills — And Barbara Boxer’s Worried About The Weather”

By Gary P Jackson

This is why we like Carly Fiorina, and why Sarah Palin endorsed her. It’s also why she will be the next Senator from California. People want no nonsense answers to our problems, and are sick of politically correct panderers who think they must say whatever they think so-called “moderates” and “independents” want to hear in order to get elected. Sarah Palin said it best, just as the great Ronald Reagan before her. You stand up for your conservative values, and never waver. You don’t “move to the center” (whatever the hell that means) you get the “center” to move to you. Conservatism works every time it’s tried.

Carly is a true conservative leader, and unafraid to take the conservative stand. Carly is unabashedly prolife, pro gun, pro business, and pro science and common sense vs flat earth thinking, and “global warming” hoaxing. And she is doing this is in California. That takes conviction.

This is why Carly has taken a commanding lead in the last four polls, and why come November, we’ll be saying: “Hello Senator Fiorina,” and “Goodbye Senator Don’t Call Me Ma’am

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Carly Fiorina Surges To Commanding Lead In California Senate Race Polling

Carly Fiorina has surged to a commanding lead in the latest polling from SurveyUSA that was released May 24.

Support for former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is up sharply in the past 2 weeks, from 24% on 05/10/10 to 46% today 05/24/10. Fiorina’s support has more than doubled among women, seniors, Hispanics, and in the Inland Empire. During these 2 weeks, Former Congressman Tom Campbell’s support dropped 12 points, from 35% on 05/10/10 to 23% today 05/24/10.

Carly has basically seen support for her almost double in the past two weeks from 24% to 46% while the bottom has fallen out for Tom Campbell. Chuck DeVore, despite the whining and the mud slinging languishes in last place. Unchanged and uncompetitive.

There are likely many reasons for this incredible turn around. Obviously, Californians are learning more about Tom Campbell and realizing he is not their guy. The leftist views and ties to radical Islam have got to be of grave concern to voters.

Also, while DeVore has been out there smearing Fiorina, and crying foul that Sarah Palin passed him over for the endorsement, Carly has been out there running positive ads and giving speeches extolling the virtues of real, common sense conservatism.

Of course, one can’t discount Sarah Palin herself. It’s a wild phenomenon, something I have never seen before. Anytime Sarah endorses someone, those who didn’t get her gold-plated nod lose their mind and start attacking not only Sarah, but the candidate that receives the much desired endorsement.It’s incredibly childish and unprofessional.

For her part, Sarah has been solidly behind Carly, and talks about her unwavering conservative stances at every opportunity. Sarah knew she made the right choice backing Carly, and is not shy in telling people so!

With early voting underway, we certainly anticipate a huge win for Carly Fiorina, California, and the Nation. We look forward to being able to say Senator Fiorina come November. 

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NRA Backs Carly Fiorina


By Stacy Drake

The National Rifle Association sent California Republican members a mailer endorsing Carly Fiorina for the GOP nomination in the California Senate race. To be fair they also gave Chuck DeVore a ‘thumbs up’ for his defense of the Second Amendment. However, as Ben Smith from Politico states it, they made their “preference” of Fiorina clear. He writes:

The National Rifle Association sent this postcard to its California Republican members, making it the latest conservative force, along with Sarah Palin and much of the organized pro-life movement, to swing behind Carly Fiorina.

The card describes Fiorina and Chuck Devote as strong pro-gun candidates, but makes its preference clear, writing effusively of Fiorina, “a gun owner, proud NRA Member, and strong Second Amendment Supporter.”

The mailer attacks the third candidate, Tom Campbell, at length as having cast “anti-gun votes.”

The NRA issues ratings for candidates like a school grading system. They handed out an “A” to both Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore. Based on Tom Campbell’s voting record and current positions on Second Amendment issues, he received the rating of “F.”

During the last debate between these three candidates, Tom Campbell had another episode that should make any Second Amendment advocate cringe.

Like Carly Fiorina, I too know somebody that is currently on the federal government “no-fly” list. That person is about the last person I would expect to be a danger to any flight. Whatever criteria they are using is bogus, considering Faisal Shahzad, the Time Square wannabe bomber actually made it on to a flight after his attempted terrorist attack. For Tom Campbell to put his faith into this broken bureaucracy and be so willing to take away a person’s Constitutional rights, is frightening. But there are a lot of things about Tom Campbell that are frightening.

Both Fiorina and DeVore deserve accolades from the NRA for their Second Amendment record, membership, and political stance. By displaying a preference to Fiorina, it’s clear that the NRA sees the writing on the wall. To them, Tom Campbell is unacceptable and they are making their opposition to him known.

DeVore supporters have been trotting out poll numbers that show him gaining on Barbara Boxer. Everyone is gaining on Babara Boxer. The trouble for Chuck DeVore and his supporters is that he cannot beat Tom Campbell. On the other hand, Carly Fiorina can. So it’s pretty clear why the NRA is displaying a preference for Fiorina.

The National Rifle Association endorsement is a high mark for any Conservative candidate. Being a member myself, I trust this group to watch out for our Constitutional right to bear arms. A right that I believe, fundamentally keep us a free people. The NRA understands what is going on in the GOP Primary as well. They know what the score is, so to speak.

It should also be obvious to anyone paying attention that Sarah Palin would never endorse a candidate that is squishy on Second Amendment rights. She, herself being a strong advocate and taking her fair share of lumps from the anti-gun, ultra-left for doing so.

Carly Fiorina scores an “A” with gun owners and Second Amendment activists. She will do a great job as Senator and give California dramatically different representation than what we are currently getting from the ultra-left’s own, Barbara Boxer.

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Palin Endorsements Are Key in Primary Season

By Stacy Drake

It’s primary season and Conservative candidates around the country are all hoping to get a Palin endorsement to boost their campaigns. So far it is proving to be very beneficial for the candidates that have Governor Palin’s official backing.

In Wisconsin, Sean Duffy’s campaign exploded after the governor threw her support in his direction. They successfully put enough pressure on the very powerful Chairman of the Appropriations Committee and congressional fixture, Dave Obey to plan an early retirement.

Earlier this week in West Virginia, in a race marked by one of those anxiety inducing SarahPAC targets, Representative Alan Mollohan lost his reelection bid.

Palin endorsed, Rand Paul also has a comfortable lead in the Kentucky race.

(Nikki Haley, future Governor of South Carolina)

Thursday, Nikki Haley’s campaign announced that Sarah Palin will endorse her candidacy for GOP slot in the South Carolina governor’s race. They release the following statement:

GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN WILL BE IN COLUMBIA, SC TOMORROW EVENING, FRIDAY MAY 14TH, TO ENDORSE NIKKI HALEY FOR GOVERNOR

Columbia, SC – Today, the Haley for Governor campaign is proud to announce that former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be joining Representative Nikki Haley in Columbia tomorrow evening, Friday, May 14th, in support of her candidacy for Governor.

In response to Governor Palin’s endorsement, Nikki Haley said “It is a tremendous honor to receive Governor Palin’s endorsement. Sarah Palin has energized the conservative movement like few others in our generation. She has helped millions of Americans find the power of their voice. I am extremely proud that she has offered her support to my candidacy.”

Nikki Haley, state representative from Lexington, has been an advocate for fiscal responsibility, transparency in government, and conservative values since her first day as a state legislator in 2005.

Governor Palin and Representative Haley will appear together at a public event at 5:30 pm in Columbia tomorrow evening. Details on location will follow.

According to CNN, “Palin’s endorsement of Haley puts her at odds with her running mate in the 2008 presidential election, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona.

McCain has backed McMaster in the primary. McMaster chaired McCain’s South Carolina campaign in 2008.”

… So take that Chuck DeVore supporters who claim Governor Palin is John McCain’s “puppet.”

Speaking of which, it’s pretty obvious why those same DeVore loyalists are so cranky about getting their perceived snub. They know that Governor Palin is the top Conservative in the nation. They know that the DeVore campaign could have used the boost in exposure and revenue. They know that Chuck is starting to become a spoiler and may possibly get Tom Campbell nominated to face off against Boxer this November. Doing so would most certainly go down much differently than “the only Conservative in the race” message they have been trying to send. Rather forcefully and usually in ALL CAPS on twitter, by the way.

On that note, I’m still wondering why “the only Conservative in the race” is trying so desperately to send Tom Campbell to Washington. I’m also still wondering why he is running so hard for the second place spot in a primary election, attacking Carly Fiorina, not Tom Campbell (a scary candidate if there ever was one) on his website and elsewhere.

So for now, Chuck will just have to stick it out with this guy

The value for conservative candidates getting a Palin endorsement goes without saying. There will be many contentious battles in the coming months and I am glad to see Governor Palin getting involved. She’s never been one to ‘play it safe’ or somebody to not ‘step on any toes’ as too many top political leaders are prone to do. She has shown courage and wisdom in her picks regardless of what many armchair pundits think or say. She has picked a number of great candidates to support and is making for a very interesting primary season, to say the least.

UPDATE: Governor Palin made the Nikki Haley endorsement official today on her Facebook page:

Shaking it up in South Carolina with Nikki Haley

I’m very proud to add my voice to Jenny Sanford’s and others in endorsing Nikki Haley for governor of South Carolina. Nikki is a strong pro-life, pro-Second Amendment fiscal conservative who served with distinction as a state lawmaker, a reformer who fought her own party to protect the interests of the taxpayer, a proud daughter of immigrants who worked night and day to achieve the American dream, a wife of an officer in the Army National Guard, a board member at her family’s Methodist church, and – most proudly – the loving mother of two beautiful kids.

It’s my honor to join Nikki today at a rally at 5:30 pm at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina. If you are in the area, please come by and join us.

In the meantime, Nikki needs our support in her race. She’s the scrappy underdog in a tough competitive primary. Please visit her website here, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Let’s help this tough, proud daughter of South Carolina shake things up in the Palmetto state.

– Sarah Palin

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Following Sarah Palin’s Lead, RedState Boss, And Devore Supporter, Now Ready To Support Fiorina

Once again Sarah Palin’s wisdom and political savvy has been proven to be spot on. Sarah saw weeks ago what others are just now realizing: Chuck DeVore has no hope. He has no chance of winning the Californian Republican primary against Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell.

As we have said before, it was shaping up to be a great battle and California, and the Nation would have been well served by either a Senator Fiorina or a Senator DeVore. Though not a Californian, I was an early DeVore supporter, however, ethics issues that have surfaced trouble me greatly.

Had this race remained a two way competition, I seriously doubt Sarah would have stepped in and endorsed anyone, saving her political capital for the general election and Barbara Boxer. Life throws one curves though and Tom Campbell is a serious wrench thrown into the works!

Campbell, who is arguably to the left of Boxer, and has some very troubling ties to radical Islam, and a palpable hatred for Israel, was running for Governor. With Meg Whitman being the darling of the Romney-Bush-Establishment wing of the party, and Conservative champion Steve Poizner surging in the polls (he’s wiped out Whitman’s 50 point lead) there was just no place for Campbell.

Of course, as we as seeing many career politicians do, rather than go quietly into the night, they try some other path to worm their way into government. In Campbell’s case, he decided to muddy the waters in the Senate race.

With that said, it’s been quite aggravating this week dealing with indignant and irrational DeVore supporters. How a group of folks can become so divorced from reality is simply beyond me. As we have written extensively, we supported the notion of a Senator DeVore. But it simply isn’t to be.

Since Campbell entered the race, support for DeVore not only stopped growing, it actually fell off, with him having a hard time getting double digit numbers in the polls. DeVore has simply failed to capture the imagination of enough Californians to be a viable candidate.

Now we are faced with a horrific proposal. With the Conservative vote somewhat split, California could end up electing Tom Campbell as the Republican nominee. This would be a terrible outcome. Tom Campbell would be the weakest against Boxer, as he and Boxer are so similar, and even if he won, the Nation loses, as he would be as bad a Senator as Boxer, if not worse.

Rational people are quickly coming to understand why Sarah Palin took the initiative to try and right this terrible wrong. While the armchair quarterbacks bemoan her as some sort of traitor to the cause, other major political players are acknowledging Sarah’s wisdom and standing beside Carly Fiorina.

The latest to do this is RedState.com Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson, who has been a staunch DeVore supporter using the pages of RedState to sign his praises. Tuesday, while appearing on CNN, Erickson gave DeVore and his supporters what amounts to an ultimatum. Get in gear or step aside.

A prominent conservative is issuing an ultimatum, essentially telling the candidate he supports to do better in the polls – or lose his support.

Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com, backs Assemblyman Chuck DeVore in the California Republican senate primary. DeVore is locked in a battle with former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and former Rep. Tom Campbell for the right to face Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in November.

Speaking Tuesday with CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Erickson – a CNN contributor – said he won’t support DeVore much longer if the candidate does not improve his political standing.

Look, if Chuck DeVore hasn’t gone up in the polls within two weeks significantly, I’ll be with Carly Fiorina because Tom Campbell is that bad,” Erickson said.

DeVore is considered the more conservative of the three candidates. But Campbell has maintained a steady lead over his opponents in recent polls even as both DeVore and Fiorina attack him as too liberal.

There are a lot of Republicans who feel like Chuck Devore, with four weeks left, hasn’t been able to surge,” Erickson said on CNN’s John King, USA. “And it’s everybody, anybody but Campbell.”

You read more and see video here.

While we fully support Carly, and firmly believe she will make an outstanding Senator, make no mistake about it, the “any one but Campbell” sentiment is strong among rational thinkers.

Once again Sarah Palin has not only shown a political savvy that few in modern politics possess, she has also proven she has the courage to take bold action when the rest are simply too timid and too afraid. Unlike others who put political maneuvering above all, Sarah looks at a situation, asks herself what is the right thing to do, and then does it, political ramifications be damned!

One has to ask if a Mitt Romney, or any of the other 2012 presidential wannabees would have had the savvy to understand the California situation, the courage to act on it, or the ability to withstand the vitriol that would come their way from making the unpopular, but correct choice.

One can think of no better a test to judge one’s presidential timber than to see how they handle themselves when it is time to make tough, correct, but unpopular choices. America needs a real leader, not someone who has to have multiple polls and focus groups to tell them what to think, and how to act. .

Sarah Palin is that leader. She is the one with that courage, and forthrightness.

Karen Allen has put a great video together that explains Sarah’s strength, wisdom and courage where others falter:

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