Tuesday, September 27, 2011

More Quote of the Day Honorable Mention Part 385

“Unifying Spirit” Edition

Bernie Quigley, at The Hill's Pundits Blog:
“Time to bring in Sarah Palin... Last year Palin, who defines herself as a ‘constitutional conservative,’ said she would enter the race if no one else who expressed the rising geist of Tea Party values did... And she needs to think about getting back in this as the Tea Party vote scurries around the margins without the unifying spirit she brought to it from the beginning; Herman Cain today, Michele Bachmann yesterday, Ron Paul the day before. Gary Johnson tomorrow. Without Sarah Palin, the Tea Party is separating out to a secondary political element with minor figures. For the new conservative values to stabilize and advance, Palin might be a necessity. She is an archetypal figure, like John Lennon or Reagan... The Grizzly Mama has the animal spirits and, as she has said, a ‘servant’s heart.’ She will do the right thing.”
Ed Rollins, former Bachmanm campaign manager:
“It’s never too late for Gov. Palin... I would argue at this point in time, with Perry not moving forward as much as people thought, she could jump in there and fill that void.”
Tim Stanley, at The Telegraph:
“Perry’s stumbles open up the field on the Right... Strangely, the stronger candidate is Sarah Palin. For months now commentators (me included) have been saying that she is damaged goods and that the longer she has waited to announce her candidacy, the less logistically possible it has become. But now we’re wondering if Mrs Palin hasn’t been playing a brilliant long game, letting the other candidates beat each other up before entering the fray. Perhaps the biggest issue of this primaries season is authenticity: Romney has none and Perry’s has been called into doubt. Palin is low on personnel and money, but the Tea Party knows who she is, believes in her and will back her if there’s no viable conservative alternative. There’s no one more authentically Right-wing than Sarah Palin. Palin is just five points behind President Obama in a hypothetical match-up: a better position than Rick Perry. If she jumped in now – and it would have to be now – she would eclipse Perry as the anti-Romney candidate overnight.”
Chuck Ness, at News Blaze:
“The question is, why should Sarah enter the race ahead of her own schedule? If you ask me, I think she is one smart cookie to be sitting by as the current candidates destroy each other.”
Crista Huff, at Townhall.com Finance:
“Sarah Palin’s record in Alaska shows her to be the bravest, most effective executive I’ve ever seen. She accomplished incredible feats as Governor and united Democrats and Republicans in order to succeed with projects which brought great prosperity to her state. She swept the Capitol clean of traditional political corruption and cronyism in situations where typical politicians wouldn’t dare risk their political capital and financial support by rocking the boat... If we do not elect a fiscal conservative in November 2012 who will dramatically rein in debt and spending, remove onerous business regulations and decrease corporate taxes, your concerns over issues like abortion will be moot, because in socialist governments, your opinion does not count... If we save the Republic, you still get to fight over issues... You want to save the Republic? Elect somebody who has already saved her state: Sarah Palin.”
Paul Bedard, at US News & World Report:
“Republican operatives are trying to figure out if a populist Republican like Sarah Palin, Jeb Bush, or Chris Christie can get into the presidential race so late in the process and grab the nomination next summer. Most Republican advisers say yes, but time is short.”
William A. Jacobson, at Legal Insurrection:
“Cain and Palin win Legal Insurrection Straw Poll... Sarah Palin wins big in an expanded field including Chris Christie, at 58% with Cain dropping to second at 14%, Christie at 13% , Perry at 8% and Romney at 3.5%... Palin has an enthusiastic base of support, more organized on the internet than any other candidate. That there were some links at pro-Palin blogs reflects that there are pro-Palin blogs, but few if any blogs backing the current front runners.”
Ron Devito, at US for Palin:
“Sarah Palin’s speech before the World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea this October 11 is to provide a US leadership perspective on how to lead the world out of the latest [economic] crisis...”
RB Miller, at Every Day Conservative:
“Palin still has strong currency among base conservatives and Tea Party activists. Don't believe the spin about her negatives and GOP voters not wanting her to run etc. It's way to early to expect acceptance and most people have no idea where she stands on policy issues. Yet, her policies run right in line with the majority of Americans' viewpoint, excepting the liberal media and the uber Liberals. Palin will have the same obstacles of Logistics that Cain has as stated above. However Gov. Palin has more national support lined up waiting to go and has the ability to take the air out of Cain's momentum at the drop of her announcement... Interestingly, just a few months ago pundits were saying it was too late for her now. Currently, pundits are advising that she can wait even longer. I would posit that those who want her to wait past the Florida deadline for registering for the Primary, are either miscalculating or don't have Palin's interest at heart.”
ZIP, at Weasel Zippers:
“Sales Of Both Joe McGinnis And Levi Johnston Anti-Palin Books Bomb… Andrew Sullivan hardest hit.”
Joel B. Pollak, at Big Journalism:
“Joe McGinniss complained to lefty blog Firedoglake yesterday that almost everyone is canceling interviews in which he was to have discussed his book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin... According to McGinniss, his treatment by mainstream (and left) media has nothing at all to do with its negative reviews, or the fact that McGinniss himself admitted in January that there is no ‘factual evidence’ to support many of its most ‘salacious’ claims. Rather, it is the result of a conspiracy to cover up that same media’s abject failure to expose the ‘real’ Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign, including her role in the alleged ‘Dominionist’ plot to impose Christianity on us all. Yes, you read that correctly. McGinniss believes the mainstream media failed to vet Sarah Palin in 2008.”
Jim Geraghty, at NRO's Campaign Spot:
“Palin-Bashing Finally, Finally, Finally Jumps the Shark... Let me go out on a crazy limb here and suggest that the lesson here is that quality matters, even in hastily-thrown together hit pieces...”
Charles C. W. Cooke, at National Review Online:
“McGinniss — who likes to portray himself as a knight of truth — has an established history of what William F. Buckley Jr. called ‘elaborate deception.’ The book that came out of the saga, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, seems to fit squarely in line with that record of dissimulation. The ubiquity of claims backed up only by ‘a friend says’ will render it obvious to most readers that the material is almost entirely the product of hearsay and idle gossip. But for those less attuned to the nuances of fact and fiction, McGinniss has written a useful introduction of sorts: In an e-mail to anti-Palin blogger Jesse Griffin, the author points out that from nobody has he ‘seen a credible, identified source backing any of the salacious stories about the Palin family.’ This is an understandable source of frustration, as ‘nothing [he] can cite other than [his] own reporting rises above the level of tawdry gossip... the proof is always just around the corner, but that’s a corner nobody has been able to turn...’ Sarah Palin is by no means a flawless individual. But the picture painted by McGinniss is wantonly damning, not to mention frequently self-contradictory.”
Dave Blount, at Moonbattery:
“No wonder liberals hate Bristol Palin so much that she has them shooting their TV sets... If a 20-year-old girl can stand up to these vermin so effectively, we have no excuse not to do the same.”
Mark America:
“The great shellacking of the left in 2010 was largely a result of the determined efforts of Sarah Palin and all those Tea Party patriots who answered her clarion call to clean up Washington by sending in new blood. The Tea Party responded magnificently, and they began in earnest the process of that critical reform. In this way, Sarah Palin has been a far more effective leader for the nation than she could have been in her office of Governor. What she must have discovered is what John Galt knew: In walking away, you will find liberation if you have the wisdom to make use of it. At the end of the story, there comes a moment when the so-called ‘quitters’ realize the way has been made clear, and they decide to return to the world at large. I can only imagine that Sarah Palin now looks to see if her way is now clear, and whether there is an opening through which she may now re-emerge. I believe that evidence has come in several forms, including the results of 2010′s elections, and the progression of this electoral season. At this moment, the Republican field is being shown to have few shining lights. Herman Cain’s ascension to the top of the Florida GOP straw poll is just the latest example. What all of this demonstrates is that the Emperors have no clothes. The people we’ve been told are the ‘front-runners’ have been such only for the apparent lack of better choices. There is a vacuum into which others may attempt to leap, but in truth, we all know that there’s only one person who will satisfy this lacking, and it isn’t the governor of a very blue state.”
Exit Quote - C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters #8:
“Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.”
- JP

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