I'd like to thank Right Wingnut for this GREAT IDEA! I was inspired by his last Romney is a flip-flopper post. I suppose it's important that all voters be constantly reminded of the supposed flaws of each candidate. Like Romney, Palin has a few negative images that she must overcome as well. One being, NOT SO SMART the other, NOT READY to be President.
Current polls indicate that Palin is the MOST KNOWN of the BIG 4 candidates. They also show that amongst ALL voters, she is the LEAST LIKED. She is also losing ground with many Republicans while others like Mitt Romney are gaining in popularity.
Let us EXPLORE the possible reasons for this calamity:
Let's start with a few of her Quotes:
"[T]hey're in charge of the U.S. Senate so if they want to they can really get in there with the senators and make a lot of good policy changes that will make life better for Brandon and his family and his classroom." --Sarah Palin, getting the vice president's constitutional role wrong after being asked by a third grader what the vice president does, interview with NBC affiliate KUSA in Colorado. (Watch video clip )
"All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." --Sarah Palin, unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she reads, interview with Katie Couric. (Watch video clip )
"Well, let's see. There's ― of course in the great history of America there have been rulings that there's never going to be absolute consensus by every American, and there are those issues, again, like Roe v. Wade, where I believe are best held on a state level and addressed there. So, you know, going through the history of America, there would be others but ―" --Sarah Palin, unable to name a Supreme Court decision she disagreed with other than Roe vs. Wade, interview with Katie Couric. (Watch video clip)
"I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out." --Sarah Palin, referring to a department that does not exist, while attempting to explain why as president she wouldn't be subjected to the same ethics investigations that compelled her to resign as governor of Alaska, ABC News interview, July 7, 2009
''I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you.''--Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric to cite specific examples of how John McCain has pushed for more regulation in his 26 years in the Senate, CBS News interview, Sept. 24, 2008
''But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy.''--Sarah Palin, explaining the $700 billion government bailout of Wall Street to Katie Couric, CBS News interview, Sept. 24, 2008
''They're our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.''--Sarah Palin, on her foreign policy insights into Russia, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008
''I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.''--Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor's office without approval of the city council
I Know, I know, some will argue, this is OLD STUFF. The problem with that is that although OLD STUFF, she uttered most of these quotes as a SITTING ELECTED official. Perhaps it shows a reluctance on her part to:
1. Do her home work
2. Let her brain lead her mouth, other than the other way around
Lets move beyond the past to the more recent. I won't do a C4P hit job here. I'll let Sarah SPEAK FOR HERSELF. After all, there's no better source than the horse's mouth, or should I have said the bear's mouth?
A Given: A President of the United States needs to be quick on their feet, well informed, and not be allowed to be intimidated.
Here is Sarah explaining on NATIONAL TV rumors of Breast implants:
Oooh, How Presidential!
Here is Sarah recently talking about immigration, Ouch!
Here she is giving the National Review Conservative Summit(CSU) Speech:
Here she is at the Orange County Lincoln Day Dinner:
PLEASE NOTE: These videos could not be embedded into this thread. Once you click on each Part, you will be sent to the source. After viewing video at source, you will need to 'BACK SPACE' back to this thread to view the next part.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Well, there you have it. There were several other sources I could have cited, however perhaps this is enough to make my point. Maybe we don't need a PART 2 unless I'm inspired again.
Judge for yourself. I personally think Sarah has a future in tv. But is Sarah Palin Ready to be President? I'll let you answer that. She would be very handy to have around on your next fishing trip. DA YA THINK?