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Conservative Politics Isn’t the Only Thing Missing It’s Female Star!

I mean no disrespect to any of NHRA’s other fine drivers, but one of this year’s most important stories — certainly from a B of R standpoint — has been Ashley’s absence. The back-to-back Mac Tools U.S Nationals winner is as popular at the drag strips as Sarah Palin is at Tea Party rallies. Yes, family is vastly more important than Funny Cars, but . . .

~ Michael Knight

By Gary P Jackson

Readers know that I’m about more than just politics, even though 99.9% of the time that’s what I blog about. In this case, I’m combining politics and drag racing.

I literally grew up at the drag strip. Besides having a productive sportsman racing career, I’ve also worked at the track, including several seasons announcing. Motorsports have always been a big part of my life, though it’s taken a back seat as the political climate has turned, and I’ve felt compelled to be more politically active.

Reading Michael Knight’s DRAGS, DOLLARS & SENSE column on Bobby Bennett’s Competition Plus website I was struck by the comparison of Funny Car racer Ashley Force-Hood to Sarah Palin by a writer who never talks politics.

It’s not what he wrote though, it’s the two situations, and how closely they resemble each other that got my attention and started me writing.

Like most forms of entertainment, motorsports is hurting because of the Obama regime’s magnificent handling of the economy. And by magnificent, I mean royally screwing us all!

The National Hot Rod Association [NHRA], like NASCAR, is seeing a drop in attendance and fewer sponsor dollars because of the economy, and in NHRA’s case, one of it’s biggest stars is not in the show.

As a Conservative, I can relate, as our biggest star isn’t in the show either!

That both are accomplished women makes it interesting.

Now women in drag racing is nothing new or even remarkable. Women have competed in drag racing events since the sport was born. Before that women raced the dry lakes at places like El Mirage and Bonneville. We’re talking pre-WWII.

The first lady to win an NHRA national event was Shirley Shahan, who in 1966 won Top Stock Eliminator at the Winternationals, with her 426 Hemi Powered Plymouth. ABC’s Wide World of Sports was there to capture it.

Since then women have competed and won regularly throughout the many NHRA classes.

Another Shirley, Shirley Muldowney would be the first female to hold an NHRA Top Fuel license, and the first to win in the class in 1976. She got her first win in dominating fashion.

Shirley backed that up with an incredible 1977 season and became the first woman to win the NHRA Winston World Championship in any professional class. In 1980 Shirley again dominated Top Fuel and became the first person ever, male or female, to win a second NHRA championship in Top Fuel. In 1982 Shirley won a third championship, still the only driver to have more than one Top Fuel championship at the time!

Shirley also drove Funny Cars and won a lot of match races. She won events in two other drag racing sanctioning bodies as well. And of course, there was the movie of her life, Heart Like a Wheel.

Now days women compete at ever level and in every class, from Jr Dragsters for the kids, to the 8,000 HP, 330MPH Top Fuelers and Funny Cars. The winningest female, who also happens to be the winningest Pro Stock Motorcycle racer, is Angelle Drago. [formerly Sampey] With 18 wins and three world championships, Angelle is the winningest female in all of motorsports.

The only professional class that has never seen a female winner is Pro Stock, but Texan Erica Enders is so close she can taste it! One of the best drivers in the class, it’s only a matter of time.

Erica is a product of the Jr Dragster class, Disney even made a movie about her Jr Dragster racing: Right on Track.

She is a fan favorite and all of the guys in the class step it up when they race her, as no one wants to be the first to lose an event to “the girl.” This is a sign of respect because they know she is one of the best in one of the most competitive classes in all of racing.

Speaking of the Jrs, if you go to you’re local drag strip you might find there are as many, if not more, girls racing in the class than boys. Drag racing is a family sport, and race cars don’t know or care about gender.

So why the concern about Ashley Force-Hood?

For those that don’t follow the sport, Ashley’s father is drag racing legend John Force. He’s drag racing’s version of Sarah Palin!

A true “force of nature” [too hard to resist] John is the winningest drag racer in history. He’s the reigning Full Throttle Funny Car World Champion, with 15 championships total. John Force Racing has two more Funny Car championships with drivers Tony Pedregon and Robert Hight.

Like Sarah Palin, John has a personality to match his ability to beat the hell out of his competition. He’s also a blue collar guy who started with less than nothing, and created a successful business. Here’s a guy who grew up dirt poor and followed the dream. He’s what America is all about.

So good is Force that from 1990-2002 he won the championship every single year, except 1992! He came in second. He’s also won in 2004, 2006, and 2010. Funny Car is not an easy class to win even one event, let alone one championship. What Force has done will never be duplicated.

No one is a bigger sponsor magnet, and a John Force interview is golden. That said, he’s in his sixties now and the sport needs to attract new viewers.

Enter Ashley Force.

John has 4 daughters, something he jokingly laments quite often. Ashley was the first to take up the sport. His three youngest, including Ashley, all compete. Ashley is nothing like John, personality wise. She’s quiet and calm. But she is the fan favorite and a huge draw. Her absence from the sport has hurt.

Ashley has won national events in Top Alcohol Dragster, including the U.S. Nationals at Indy, and won divisional championships as well. She’s a tough competitor with tons of experience in the sportsman ranks, before going pro.

She is also the first woman to win a national event in Funny Car, one of only two professional classes that never had a female
winner.

In 2008, racing at Atlanta Dragway, she beat her old man in the finals. And by beat, I mean whipped his butt! NHRA has named this one of it’s Greatest Moments, as it celebrates the sanctioning body’s 60th anniversary. Fans have voted this the 8th greatest moment of all time in the NHRA.

Ashley got married a couple of years ago to a great guy, Danny Hood, and it wasn’t long before they decided to start a family, so she’s taken the 2011 season off, as it not smart to drive a 330 mph animal with a baby on board. It appears she will not compete in 2012 either.

Now mind you we’re talking attracting fans and sponsors to the sport. Which is what Knight’s CompPlus column is all about. Knight is contemplating her continued absence, and whether the new class of female drivers can help take up the slack.

One of those is Ashley’s sister Courtney, who, like Ashley before her, has been competing in Top Alcohol Dragster [ 5 second elapsed times @ well over 250 mph] and spent all of 2011 testing in Funny Car, and earning her license to compete. Best time to date: 4.18 @307mph. [with mandated restrictor plate in place]

Every sport is always looking for the next superstar to take it to the next level. And, while it’s probably an unfair societal stereotype, that sometimes harsh spotlight usually is focused more intensely on young female athletes.

NHRA needs someone — better yet, someones — to nudge that needle. Especially now, with growing indications a weakening economy will make 2012 a treading-water year — at best — in terms of sales. And, especially, ESPECIALLY now, since Ashley Force Hood says she’s not likely to race for a second consecutive season.

There’s just too much going on with the baby . . . It would be unfair to the team,” Force Hood told me on Friday afternoon at the Arizona Nationals, as she held son Jacob John. It was the newest Force’s first race.

I mean no disrespect to any of NHRA’s other fine drivers, but one of this year’s most important stories — certainly from a B of R standpoint — has been Ashley’s absence. The back-to-back Mac Tools U.S Nationals winner is as popular at the drag strips as Sarah Palin is at Tea Party rallies. Yes, family is vastly more important than Funny Cars, but . . .

Courtney Force gets that part of the deal. She was sitting there with her sister, nephew and father in their motorcoach when I asked the obvious question about big-time expectations from media and fans.

It definitely makes me nervous,” she admitted. “I grew up wanting to follow in my Dad’s footsteps, to be like him, and then my sister Ashley set all these records. I said, ‘How in the heck am I supposed to go into this sport and do any better than they have done?’

“But that’s going to have to be my next goal, do as well as she was doing, hopefully mark my own path. The only reason I want to be out here is racing the car. There’s pressure being John Force’s daughter and Ashley’s sister but I think the number-one thing for me is to do well and prove myself.”

Knight goes on to talk about the other new drivers and their possible impact and whether they can attract new fans and sponsors. A good read on the marketing angle of motorsports. Check it out here.

Why does NHRA, the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world, really need Ashley out there when there are so many good drivers, male and female, and the competition in every class is better than ever?

Heck, the guy who is competing in her sted, championship tuner turned Funny Car driver Mike Neff, has had a great season. Mike is currently in an incredible four way battle for the title going into this weekend’s season ending event at Pomona.

Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle will be nail biters as well.

Neff has tuned drivers to championships, but left another team to try his hand at driving for John Force a few years back. Turns out he’s really good.

When Ashley moved to Funny Car, Mike was back as a crew chief and tuned John Force to his 15th championship last year, and now tunes the car he drives, something that just isn’t done anymore. It’s like taking a NASCAR crew chief and making him the driver, while still having him maintain his duties as crew chief.

This is exciting for us gear heads, and Neff is California surfer guy cool, but it ain’t putting butts in the seats!

Ashley is a hell of a good driver. She’s won Indy three times, including back to back in 2009 and 2010. Funny Cars are wicked, nasty beasts that can reach up and bite a driver in an instant. The first, but not last, female Funny Car winner, Ashley has proven she can handle the car with the best of ’em, and out of the car she is pleasant, easy going, and likable. Things fans, and sponsors, love.

The reason for Ashley’s popularity is her ability. Yeah, she’s a looker, and is great with fans, but what makes her a draw is her ability to drive one of the most difficult to handle race cars in all of motorsports.

At 8,000 horsepower, one cylinder of the eight cylinder engine has more horsepower than an entire NASCAR Sprint Cup or Izod Indy Car Series racing engine. Put another way, one Funny Car [or Top Fueler] engine has more horsepower than the first four starting rows of a NASCAR race or the first three starting rows at the Indy 500!

You’re probably wondering why I think this has something to do with Sarah Palin and the void she’s left in the GOP. Hang with me, I DO have a point!

As things go, Ashley is already ahead of the curve, over Sarah. Though Ashley hasn’t been driving, or at every event, Ashley is the president of John Force Entertainment.

Ashley has been working on projects that promote JFR, the many team sponsors, and the sport of drag racing in general. She’s working hard behind the scenes to do everything she can for the sport. And yet, she’s most needed on the track.

I think you can see where I’m going here.

Ever since Sarah Palin announced she’s not running for president, Conservatism has suffered. Now like the sport of drag racing, Conservatism will always exist, and one person, in the grand scheme of things, doesn’t matter a lot. Even if that one person is someone very special. But ….

Look at what has happened in the month that has come and gone since Sarah made her announcement. The entire Republican field has imploded. Few are talking about anything but Herman Cain’s problems. Besides the finger pointing, you got competitors like Romney and Gingrich piling on. Meanwhile the whole country is going to hell in a handbasket!

I say this as someone who is very sympathetic to Herman Cain, but there isn’t a viable CONSERVATIVE in the field. With Cain’s mounting problems it looks like we can say hello to GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Yeah I know, I know, “we” got Newt. Uh huh. Good luck with that!

No one is really talking about the issues. They are all jockeying for position, trying to re-invent themselves, and explain away decades of mistakes. Without Sarah, we’ve got a bunch of has beens and wannabes that can’t find their backsides with both hands, let alone lead a nation back to prosperity!

It’s amateur hour.

Sarah Palin will indeed be involved. Just last week she headlined the Florida GOP Victory Dinner. Her speech was, as always, amazing. Having her there was also the smartest thing the GOP has done in ages.

In that one night, thanks to Sarah, the Florida GOP raised more money than the democrat party raised in the entire third quarter! That is, in drag racing terms, championship caliber.

No one else can do what Sarah Palin does.

This is why we need Sarah in the race, not on the sidelines.

Like Ashley, Sarah is attractive, well spoken, and great with people. No one works a crowd better, and Sarah is quite sincere when she meets with people at the events.

No one in politics can fill a room, or stadium, like Sarah can.

Like Ashley though, Sarah’s great personality isn’t why she puts butts in the seats, or has millions still wanting her to be in this race! Like Ashley Force-Hood, Sarah Palin is admired and desired for her abilities. For her record. For the message she brings with her.

Sarah Palin is a proven leader and a proven winner. In elected office she has always been head and shoulders above her contemporaries.

She was an outstanding Mayor, turning her little town into a vibrant, fast growing, modern city. She grew the local economy by creating solid infrastructure and attracting businesses. To this day Wasilla, Alaska is the shopping destination for the Mat-Su Valley, which is larger than the state of West Virginia!

As Governor, Sarah was the nation’s most popular, with sustained ratings in the low 90s, high 80s. Sarah lead the nation in fiscal responsibility and reform.

A while back Whitney Pitcher looked at data comparing Sarah to all of the governors running for president.

Sarah was the best at cutting spending and managing liabilities. Oh, and she did all of this in good times. When others were wanting to spend like drunken sailors, because the money was flowing in like water over Niagara Falls, she cut spending, and created a $12 billion budget surplus, all the while fighting her legislature’s urge to spend it all.

She was also tops in per capita job creation out of the bunch.

Sarah’s ability to take on corruption is legendary. Since her earliest days in elected office, Sarah has taken on anyone and everyone who isn’t ethical. Most of these corrupt individuals have been from her own party.

Unlike most, Sarah has never put party over principle.

This is one of the reasons the GOP Establishment™ fought so hard to keep her out of this race in the first place. You see, unlike drag racers who thrive on tough competition and beating the best of the best, the feckless GOP doesn’t want competition from someone who will not join the good old boys club and maintain the corrupt status quo.

Sarah also thrives on competition, and is at her best when in competition mode. Besides the ability to make minced meat out of any politician, without breaking a sweat, this is a woman who played her high school championship basketball game with a broken foot, in incredible pain, and even scored the winning point!

That’s what makes her decision so hard to take.

If she were in this deal instead of on the bench, she would be leading this pathetic field of mutts that remain. Not only that, but she would whip Obama like a rented mule in the general election.

More importantly though, is the enthusiasm factor. People might vote for the eventual GOP nominee, but those same people will go door to door, raise insane amounts of money, and man phone banks for Sarah Palin!

We NEED the excitement Sarah would bring as the nominee. Remember, 2012 isn’t just about beating Obama. That is important, and we can’t just put any old career jackass politician in his place, but that’s only a start.

It’s far more important to take back Congress and do so in convincing fashion. We have a chance to win back the Senate and even create a 60 plus seat majority. We can also add more seats to the House. That just got harder though, now that Sarah is on the bench.

Sarah has said she’ll be involved and spread the message of Conservatism. She’ll likely campaign for some candidates, and judging by her 2010 results, be very effective. It’s still not the same as competing.

In most cases one person really doesn’t matter, and even with a great leader, it takes a whole bunch of good people to accomplish great things.

Sarah Palin is just one person, and by herself, isn’t all that significant. Sarah will be first to credit her team in Alaska for all of the great things she accomplished as a Mayor and Governor. That’s what champions do. And of course, she assembled the team.

What is significant is Sarah Palin’s ability to inspire. This ability is measurable too. Millions of Americans who never cared about, or followed politics in any meaningful way, are now actively involved because of Sarah. Working daily to make America better, because of Sarah’s inspiration.

Sarah stirs up feelings like no other. When she gives a speech you see a vision of America that is positive and hopeful.

Yeah, she takes on those who would destroy us, and takes them on like no one else. She’s fearless. But she also talks about what is good and great about America and the American people. She brings a natural faith and optimism that we rarely see from politicians, or speakers in general.

Like Ronald Reagan, Sarah sees America as that Shining City on a Hill.

Now this isn’t just me saying this, in the last few days even democrats are realizing that she is a natural leader. Mickey Kaus, the sort of reasonable democrat [yeah, they DO exist] that Sarah appeals to, said this of Sarah’s Labor Day speech in Iowa:

Have any of the actual GOP candidates given a speech as good as Sarah Palin’s “crony capitalism” talk in Iowa on September 3? It took a concerted MSM effort to sneer at that one…I’m saying it was a good speech–that a) roused the Tea Party while b) also resonating with the anger of a lot of Dems, including Occupy types and c) contained a large measure of truth. Is Mitt Romney capable of giving that sort of speech?

The part of Sarah’s speech Kaus highlights:

We sent a new class of leaders to D.C., but immediately the permanent political class tried to co-opt them – because the reality is we are governed by a permanent political class, until we change that. They talk endlessly about cutting government spending, and yet they keep spending more. They talk about massive unsustainable debt, and yet they keep incurring more. They spend, they print, they borrow, they spend more, and then they stick us with the bill. Then they pat their own backs, and they claim that they faced and “solved” the debt crisis that they got us in, but when we were humiliated in front of the world with our country’s first credit downgrade, they promptly went on vacation.

No, they don’t feel the same urgency that we do. But why should they? For them business is good; business is very good. Seven of the ten wealthiest counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C. Polls there actually – and usually I say polls, eh, they’re for strippers and cross country skiers – but polls in those parts show that some people there believe that the economy has actually improved. See, there may not be a recession in Georgetown, but there is in the rest of America.

Yeah, the permanent political class – they’re doing just fine. Ever notice how so many of them arrive in Washington, D.C. of modest means and then miraculously throughout the years they end up becoming very, very wealthy? Well, it’s because they derive power and their wealth from their access to our money – to taxpayer dollars. They use it to bail out their friends on Wall Street and their corporate cronies, and to reward campaign contributors, and to buy votes via earmarks. There is so much waste. And there is a name for this: It’s called corporate crony capitalism. This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk. No, this is the capitalism of connections and government bailouts and handouts, of waste and influence peddling and corporate welfare. This is the crony capitalism that destroyed Europe’s economies. It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest – to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners – the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70% of the jobs in America, it’s you who own these small businesses, you’re the economic engine, but you don’t grease the wheels of government power.

So, do you want to know why the permanent political class doesn’t really want to cut any spending? Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done? It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed – a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.

Lefty Joshua Green agreed with Kaus, tweeting she could back her speech up with her record.

No one is talking about these issues like Sarah does.

Candidates like Perry and Gingrich won’t touch it with a ten foot pole! Perry is engaged in the very cronyism Sarah is talking about, and Gingrich has been selling his soul to every left wing cause out there since he left office and became a lobbyist …. I mean …. “consultant” …. for hire. You won’t hear anything from Romney either, but then again, who cares.

The point is, we’re now seeing Sarah’s Iowa speech being compared to The Speech. It most certainly eclipses her incredible acceptance speech at the 2008 Republican Convention.

I’m not the only one who thinks Sarah would be leaving the GOP presidential wannabes in the dust either. A couple of days ago on The Five Fox Business News host Eric Bolling said he was saddened Sarah wasn’t running and that she would be “heading all polls.” He also said her speech at the Florida GOP dinner “embodies everything” about the Tea Party and America.

Eric is right.

Look, the world won’t end without Ashley Force-Hood in a Funny Car next year, or Sarah Palin in the presidential race, but in both cases there will be missed opportunities. Missed opportunities for drag racing and missed opportunities for the nation.

Drag racing is a sport. It’s a great sport with a multi-billion dollar industry supporting it, but it’s just a sport. The United States on the other hand is essential. The world’s last best hope. As I was reminded just today, if the United States fails, the entire world fails. It’s not like we can pick up and move to another country. There will be nowhere else to go!

There’s a reason why the American people, and now even many pundits, are talking about Sarah Palin, and how she is needed. Millions are asking for her to reconsider her decision not to compete. You can count me as one of them.

It’s not too late. It won’t be easy, but only a few filing deadlines have passed, and the way the 2012 schedule is laid out, getting in is very doable, especially with the field we have now.

Sarah has set the bar high for the GOP, too high for any of the current candidates to clear.

I’ve been thinking of some of the things Sarah talks about that are essential to our nation’s survival, and how unlikely any of the changes she talks about will take place, if she isn’t in office to make sure they happen.

I made a list:

* Governmental reform. We need sweeping reforms throughout the government. Cronyism and corporate welfare, the practice of rewarding big donors and large support groups with tax payer dollars, no-bid contacts, and so on, must stop.

Never going to happen without Sarah.

* Real tax reform. This relates to cronyism as well. No one is going to simplify the tax code enough to remove government intervention and favoritism.

Lawmakers use the tax code to punish behavior THEY deem inappropriate, and reward others who participate in social engineering. It’s why Sarah talks about ending corporate taxes altogether. Not only will that help create jobs, and stimulate the economy, it will take away one of the tools politicians use to control activities and reward cronies.

*True energy independence. Without a President Palin, fuggedaboutit!

Over the more than half a century I’ve been on this planet I’ve heard talk of the need for energy independence from politicians and activists alike. And yet, we import more oil than ever!

Instead of doing the one thing that would make us totally energy independent, we have government pursuing pie-in-the-sky, projects like wind, solar, and ethanol, all proven failures. All of them eat up money that we don’t have, and have to borrow from China.

None of them solve any problem.

Worse yet, many in government and seeking to be in government, believe in the global warming hoax to this day, despite irrefutable data that proves the science is faulty because the information was altered to achieve the result the hoaxers want.

Two of the possible nominees, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, are the worst. Both believe in global warming, with Gingrich not only sponsoring a bill to “fix” the problem, and supporting an economy killing cap and tax regime, but shilling for ethanol subsidies as well.

I’ve yet to hear anyone but Sarah Palin talk about the real answer to our energy independence: Natural gas.

I won’t get long winded on this, but natural gas is THE bridge fuel. It’s clean burning, the closest to zero emissions as you are ever going to get, and we have hundreds of years worth of recoverable reserves.

Cars, trucks, and buses have been running on compressed natural gas [CNG] for longer than I have been alive.

All of the American manufacturers, and many foreign manufacturers, build cars and trucks that run on CNG. Modern technology even allows for duel fuel vehicles that can run on either gasoline or CNG. And unlike electric vehicles that run on electricity produced mostly by coal powered plants, natural gas is truly clean and green.

It’s cheap and we got plenty of it.

You’ll hear plenty of talk, but if the past performance of the permanent political class is any indication of future results, you won’t see anything done. Too many special interests that career politicians are beholden to. Too many cowards who will never do the right thing.

Bottom line, no Sarah Palin, no chance of energy independence. And energy independence is the key to America’s long term economic health.

We’ll continue to be held hostage, and have much of our foreign policy dictated by our need for vast amounts of imported oil, a significant amount of which comes from countries that don’t like us, and use the money we send them to work against us.

In effect, we are funding our enemies efforts to destroy us. It’s both insane, and suicidal.

* Speaking of foreign policy ….

Where does one start? You’ve got a lot of extremism, from Ron Paul’s lunacy that amounts to isolation, and allows dangerous regimes like Iran a fee hand at nuclear weapon development, to Cain’s total lack of anything. We have no one talking common sense and pragmatism.

We have no one forcefully saying we must stand by our allies and defeat our enemies, except Sarah Palin.

She’s the only one with a fully developed foreign policy doctrine.

Oh I’m sure some of the others would hire the right people if elected, but subletting foreign policy out to someone else isn’t the same as leadership, and unless you have a clue, you’ll never know if the person you’ve handed over you responsibility to is giving you good advice or not.

A president can’t be an expert in everything, and shouldn’t be expected to be, but they have to be wise enough to understand the issues and have enough common sense to take the information they get from others and do the right thing. They can’t just hand something off to someone else and sit back and hope for the best.

There are many things, great and small that will likely never happen without Sarah Palin in office, and with that title she continually says no one needs.

The president is just one person, for sure, but they are a most powerful person. We don’t describe the president as the “Leader of the Free World” for nothin’!

The president has the ability to talk to the nation, and the world, like no other.

The president has the ability to inspire.

As a practical matter, though the president doesn’t write legislation, he [or she] can make or break a bill. I’m not just talking a veto either. I’m talking about taking the case for certain legislation directly to the American people and winning their support. With the support of the people, the president can get Congress to follow.

Sarah proved in Alaska that she is very good at talking directly to the people. She was able to get sweeping legislation passed by her legislature, on many key issues, by talking directly to the people she worked for.

This is an ability that few have, and yet, it’s one of the most important skills our next president will need.

America faces tough decisions if we are to survive and thrive.

Much more of what is going on now, and the United States will become unrecognizable.

Our next president must not only have the right vision, they must have proven skills and a proven track record of turning their vision into reality. It’s one thing to give speeches, some of these candidates have been giving speeches for decades. It’s quite another thing to have a record that actually matches the pretty words, and a proven record of turning words into results.

This is why we are missing Sarah Palin so much and troubled that she is not in the race. It’s her abilities, abilities that none of the presidential candidates posses, and only a few even understand, that we need.

Will America cease to exist without a President Sarah Palin?

Of course not!

But it will never get back on the right track without her. [or someone exactly like her]

Just like drag racing has other stars, there are other Conservatives out there. Sadly, while drag racing’s stars that aren’t Ashley Force-Hood are exciting and great racers, Conservatives who aren’t Sarah Palin don’t have what it takes.

Many Conservatives in office are good and decent people, and are getting things done, but none have the unique skill set Sarah has. None have all of the qualities it takes to be a great leader and motivator. None have the superior negotiating skills that it’s going to take to get Congress to enact legislation needed to Revive, Renew, and Restore the nation.

Drag racing is cool and fans will indeed miss seeing Ashley on the track because she can drive the hell out of a race car, but our nation is more important, and we need Sarah Palin because she can govern the hell of a state, and lead our nation back to greatness.

A little excitement from Ashley Force [and Krista Marie]:

Sarah Palin bringing it:

It’s time to fight like a girl Sarah!

Please reconsider.

Game on!

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