BLOG POST # 13: PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: SARAH PALIN IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT 2012!
July 10th 2012.
Here's something that caught my eye the other day. It was fun to read and watch as people poked fun at the much-deserved idiots spreading these ridiculous rumors! No, the Palin haters are not just from the "other side", as you will see, check it out: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmarkamerica.com%2F2012%2F07%2F08%2Fpalin-haters-not-exclusive-to-left%2F&h=DAQFoMHW8AQHATY3j9YnWxPabTPigm-jMJeHncWUpGegiuQ
This is the excerpt that stood out for me: "Their basic theory? Sarah Palin is trying to undermine Mitt Romney in 2012 so she can run in 2016, and she’s being aided in that venture by none other than Rupert Murdoch."
Even though I laughed at it, the GOP and Romney camps really have spread rumors about Sarah Palin in the past, and any kind of nonsense, as crazy and false as it is, is not far from the truth these days. The Romney camp would have a field day should any of it, even minimally so, be true! Our Palin-hating GOP would be snickering about certain supporters making fools of themselves this way.
Why do it then? Why give the slightest hint of upstaging a Romney nomination at the convention, why feed their narrative that she is trying to steal his chances of winning in 2016? Even if it is a joke. Any disorderly or inappropriate conduct, no matter how small, would give comfort to our GOP elite. Let's show what a well-organized, unified citizenry we are. Now THAT would blow their minds!
If Romney supporters are really as obnoxious and immature as I have heard, why hang out with them at all? Call me restricted, but this will only keep us from focusing on our task - to energize the base which is needing to feel charged right now! We must take a mature stance, show them who is really better and lead by example. Our conduct as Palinistas must be above reproach, not just okay.
That is just one more reason for me to emphasize that in no uncertain terms am I currently involved with any Delegate Harrassment effort. It has taken an ugly turn. Someone has to say something soon! I know I have tried to, and probably failed. But we cannot ignore the problem. It is not going away.
I know it may not seem like it, but Mitt Romney IS the GOP nominee and some in Palin camp are still in denial about it. Yes. Even after all that has been shared in the way of information via this blog (#7) and Mrs. Palin's own assertions, namely that she will vote for ABO, as recently as last month, there are people out there who are staging a disruption on the GOP Convention floor in August. jThis has not been approved or encouraged as far as I know. I am sharing this for your information:
Asking delegates to consider Sarah Palin as a Presidential nominee is an exercise of freedom of speech, but none are of the opinion that they are being disruptive at all. No one I know has any intention to hurt Sarah Palin's cause, but no doubt it will hurt her for some of the reasons just stated above. What started as a nice gesture of support for Mrs. Palin's run for a Presidency has become a misguided one at best. There is a small yet aggressive, coercive group of individuals who think they are on a mission from God to save this country. Again, its just a few. Try standing up to them with a different opinion and see! Like I said, it was a good effort, great even, I participated in it actively, but they are basing their activity on poor information and just plain defiance! At no point now is there any reason to believe she wants to run or be drafted in 2012. NOne. But they insist, yes! See for yourself how weak the argument is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4kIF0A0HyU.
Sometimes the best intentions people have lead to the worst outcomes. There are really good people there who are in denial and think this is helping Mrs. Palin. It is not! Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should! I was planning to attend the convention in Tampa but because of unsettling security reports, I will abstain from any such activity for now.
To anyone who still thinks she is running let me just say with all my heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x-fkSYDtUY&sns=fb