Fast forward two years. Despite the constant attempts to damage her by the "Cocktail Party" element of the GOP, Sarah Palin has emerged as the most influential figure in the party.
"I've been trying to convince my fellow conservatives that they have been wasting their time in a fruitless quest for a new Ronald Reagan to emerge and lead our party and our nation. I insisted that we'd never see his like again because he was one of a kind.
"I was wrong!"
"Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he's a she."
"And what a she!"
"In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad's indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media's assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven't heard since my Dad left the scene."
"This was Ronald Reagan at his best -- the same Ronald Reagan who made the address known now solely as "The Speech," which during the Goldwater campaign set the tone and the agenda for the rebirth of the traditional conservative movement that later sent him to the White House for eight years and revived the moribund GOP."
"Like Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin is one of us. She knows how most of us live because that's the way she lives. She shares our homespun values and our beliefs, and she glories in her status as a small-town woman who put her shoulder to the wheel and made life better for her neighbors."
"Sarah Palin didn't go to Harvard, or fiddle around in urban neighborhood leftist activism while engaging in opportunism within the ranks of one of the nation's most corrupt political machines, never challenging it and going along to get along, like Barack Obama."
"Instead she took on the corrupt establishment in Alaska and beat it, rising to the governorship while bringing reforms to every level of government she served in on her way up the ladder."
"Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time around."
A few days ago, Michael Reagan spoke with Megyn Kelly of Fox News.
"If the boys don't catch up quickly, it could be evening in America for them."
"Ronald Reagan was probably the original tea party, because they said the same things about him"
Keep attacking, Peggy and Karl! You, and the rest of the "ruling class" have now revealed your hand. If you're at all familiar with her rise to the Governorship, you should know that it will result in a much stronger, more influential Sarah Palin. Bring it on!