A week or two ago, it looked as if Mr. Santorum would be (could be) the one to give Mr. Romney a run for his money. But, it the tide did not turn before, this week’s debate made it clear that unfortunately, Mr. Gingrich became the leading non-Romney candidate if you will. Mrs. Palin simply followed the old strategy of voting for the least evil or choosing the most Conservative person that has a chance of winning. Personally, I tend to believe that Mr. Gingrich is worse than Mr. Romney and let’s just say I am far from convinced that Mr. Gingrich is more Conservative than Mr. Romney. However, unfortunately, she is probably correct that Mr. Gingrich has a better chance of being the leader of the non-Romney camp than Mr. Santorum. The sad reality is that although Mr. Santorum is not Right Wing enough for some of us, he is too Conservative for the average person who is part of the current GOP universe. To add to that equation, Mr. Santorum is not a native son of the South like Mr. Gingrich so there is another disadvantage. To top it off, while Mr. Santorum had a decent performance during the debate, Mr. Gingrich hit the ball out of the park thereby making Mr. Santorum all, but toast with or without a Palin or any other endorsement. This morning a local politician told me that he was surprise that both Mr. Perry and Mrs. Palin endorsed Mr. Gingrich, but he said that it was probably due to Mr. Romney terrible debate night. He went on to say that Mr. Romney preformed much better on Thursday and showed that the previous debate was just a bad day for him.
My local radio hostess (a Santorumite) was upset at first with Mrs. Palin, said this morning that it was a good move because Mr. Gingrich is the only person that can change the dynamics of the race at least enough to stall Mr. Romney’s coronation and give us a chance to further vet the candidates. Mr. Romney’s poor performance was enough to frighten Republicans like Mrs. Palin into wondering whether he has what it take to win in the general. In short, Mr. Romney needs a chance to improve his game. Some say that Mrs. Palin should have endorsed Mr. Romney in order to brown nose for a cabinet post. Even if she wants a cabinet position, it is doubtful, she’d get one because there is so much distain for Mrs. Palin in the Romney camp that she has nothing to lose by opposing him.
In some regards, Mrs. Palin is better than many of us because she can forgive Mr, Gingrich’ NY-23 antic. She can forgive him on behalf of herself, but she has no right to forgive him on behalf of the people. Perhaps she admires the fact that Mr. Gingrich at least made a choice even though it was the wrong one. Mr. Romney voted present during NY-23. He could not outright support Queen Dede for fear of offending the more reasonable members of his camp and he could not oppose the TARP Babe for fear of pissing off the extreme Pro-TARP wing of his camp. This helps to illustrate the outright hostility that many in the Romney camp have for monetarism. In any event, Mr. Palin had various reasons why she did what she did.
While some feel that it is time to choose the lesser of the two evils, I say no. both candidates are weak damaged and flawed for different reasons and I see no reason to take sides in this pissing contest. Both have been less than honest towards each other and other candidates. I might support one of the two later on, but it is far to early to throw in the towel and surrender to one of these two like a certain small businessman from down state Illinois. Mr. Santorum might have no chance of being the nominee or even doing well, but he is the best of the bunch so I have decided to his a small donation to one of his PACs. At this time, I shall not give more money to SarahPAC.
I disagree with each of her reasons for supporting Mr. Gingrich. I realize that forgiveness is the right and moral thing to do, but I cannot find it in my heart to forgive Mr. Gingrich for his NY-23 antics. If one wants to be forgiven, one must essentially say he is sorry and one must change his ways. I do not recall Mr. Gingrich expressing any regret for the damage he helped cause to the moral fabric of our society and I see no indication that he will change his ways. Many people are concerned about Mr. Gingrich’ sexual past. I do not condone the monkey business that may or may not have gone, but it is not my place to judge him per se on such monkey business and shenanigans. However, if one wants to use sexual related language, I am pissed off at Mr. Gingrich for raping the people. Despite becoming a quasi-member of the establishment myself, I still am at heart of the people and I cannot forgive Mr. Gingrich for what he has done. While I do not regret immigrating to the best country in the world because of what Mr. Gingrich has done a very small part of me asks myself ‘I came to America for the same crap on a different channel?’ I am even a little less proud to be a resident of Ohio because Mr. Gingrich has given political cover to those lackeys in my state capital that would turn us into a banana republic. While I do not intend to leave this great country apart from a few vacations, every July the 4th since NY-23 has not been quite as special as the good old days prior to NY-23 and Mr. Gingrich helping to destroy the moral fabric of our country.
I still am a proud Palinite and ideologically, I shall continue to believe in Palinism, but I am sad that she endorsed a guy has brought discontentment in the land and has insulted the people. Mr. Gingrich may be a great charismatic debater who can talk a good Conservative game, but I cannot bring myself to trust him. He insulted the people and he gave political cover to those who would pull such shenanigans. Perhaps I should forgive him, but I cannot tolerate such disgraceful antics.
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