Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sarah Palin Warns That A Third Party Could Form If The GOP Doesn't Get The Platform Right

Today, in the same interview where Sarah Palin told viewers on Fox News to vote for Mitt Romney, she also warned that a third party could form if the Republican party doesn't articulate conservative principles on the GOP platform:  
When asked if she would consider creating a third party if neither Gov. Romney nor President Obama would budge from their current positions on a variety of issues, Palin left open the door.
"Look what happened in the mid 1800's. The Wig party went away and the Republican Party surfaced. Because the electorate got sick and tired of the party fighting for power and not doing the will of the people."
Palin went on to say history could repeat itself.
"If history is an indication it is a possibility," she said. "If the Republicans don't remember what the planks in the platform represent ... that is opportunity to prosper and thrive in the most exceptional nation in the world. We do that through a free market. If the Republicans become like the liberal left and democrats, I wouldn't be surprised if history didn't repeat itself."
Her statement could be be interpreted in two different ways. On one hand, she could be issuing the same warning that Senator Rick Santorum did a few months ago about not allowing Ron Paul or his supporters to mess with the GOP platform. 
Yet, her statements could be interpreted differently when you take into account the recent news that Sarah Palin maybe trying to engineer a brokered convention so that she can get herself nominated as the GOP nominee. She may be trying to take the same approach as the Ron Paul supporters by attempting to get a brokered convention to happen so that Ron Paul will become the GOP nominee. The supporters of Ron Paul are also trying to change the GOP platform and its possible that Sarah Palin is trying to do the same thing here as well. In fact, in browsing through blogs that support either Ron Paul or Sarah Palin, there have been repeated statements of mutual admiration and support for such tactics. 
I'm not sure which way to interpret her statement. I have no problems with her statement if she means to warn people about the consequences of diluting the GOP platform and I actually agree with her on that. However, if her statement is part of her rumored strategy to get a brokered convention going, I have strong objections to it. For now, I will simply just wait and see which interpretation is correct. 
This article has been cross posted from Conservative Samizdat.

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Ohio JOE said...

So let me get this straight. You are complaining about 3rd parties on the Presidential election, but it is OK to run a third party in MO and let the Dems win the Senate seat in MO?

Here is the secret: promote Capitalism, Conservatism and religious freedom and there will be no need for a third party. Go a pair and start promoting real GOP values and make Conservatives happy. Then you will not have to worry.

Anonymous said...

Ohio joe-I do not want a 3rd party in MO. There was actually a good solution to the MO problem; and that was to let Ann Wagner, who is running for Akin's seat in a district that is solid republican,switch races with Akin. Akin would run for his old seat in the House and Wagner would run against McCaskill. Wagner is pro-life,a former ambassador and a polished speaker who could clearly articulate the GOP platform without alienating a large portion of the electorate.

The Goal of this election is to win the presidency and the Senate in order to repeal Obamacare. Obamacare needs to be repealed or healthcare will get rationed for seniors and for people with chronic diseases. The thought of the government deciding who lives or dies is an absolute nightmare.

A 3rd party run would just make McCaskill's victory easier.

The Democrats selected Akin as the GOP candidate and it is about time that the GOP turns the tables on McCaskill.

Again the Dems propped up Akin by spending over 1.5 million in ads stating he was the most conservative etc..., during the GOP primary and then the Democrats turned out in large numbers to vote for Akin in the GOP primary. The Democrats play this game all the time in Minnesota.

Tony said...

I am convinced that Mitt can get us on track to a smaller more efficient federal government. If for some reason he can not especially if it is due to republicans not getting bold and making or supporting major changes than I will be all for another party and I am sure lots will be. I have been a supporter of Mitt for a few years now hoping he will get his shot to undo this disaster.
I don't like our platform the way it sits for the most part.

Ohio JOE said...

"The Democrats selected Akin as the GOP" That is completely false. Yes, The Dems advertised, but he won by a full 7 points. There could not have been that many Dems voting in a GOP primary. In fact, the anti-Tea Party camp supported Mr. Akin because they did not want Mrs. Palin to have yet another victory in a Senatorial contest.

Cimbri said...

The fact that Dems wanted Akin should give all of us pause. Granted, the Democrats could be wrong but apparently, they had internal polling that steered them to supporting Akin.