Jimmy Z said:<<<<<<<<
Kyl is not seeking re-election. The smartest thing Palin could do would be to run for that seat. But, of course, liberals will attack her and her family. Hope she doesn't quit again.>>>>>>>>
I'm pretty sure she's ready for the heat - after all, she's taken on more heat at this point than literally any other political figure in recent history.
Jimmy Z said:>>>>>>>>>>
You'd have to ask, name one who presented him or herself as the tea party principled politician - and then you'd have a question. I would say that Michele Bachmann has done more concrete good for the country than Palin has.>>>>
She's slipping in the polls and makes more verbal gaffes than Biden. So why aren't you supporting her? She voted on some stuff, but since she's a congresswoman, it's sort of her job to do that. Palin fought the oil companies in her state - against party advice - and won. She slashed the budget in her state and maintained an average 65% approval rating. What has Bachmann done in comparison? Said a vocal "no" to the debt ceiling deal? It didn't matter - it passed anyway. Looks like she fought and lost, to me. In fact, glancing at her bio, nearly every piece of legislation Bachmann supported or opposed was not affected by her vote one way or another. Her activism on right-to-life causes, etc, is admirable. Not that I disparage her efforts, actually I support them. The Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act she proposed was one I strongly agreed with. But if you're results-oriented, Palin has a better record of getting things done than Bachmann. Don't get me wrong, I like Bachmann, but the odds of a congressperson becoming a president are very, very slim.
Sorry, if you think it's a low blow, Jonathan, but I call it as it see it. I like Bachmann, but I have sincere doubts as to whether or not she has a forceful enough personality to get anything done in D.C. It's a legitimate concern. Palin DOES have the backbone to do it, even if Jimmy seems to think she's in with McCain., which I don't think she is. Standing on principles is a very wonderful trait, and in a perfect scenario people should listen to Bachmann. However it's not and they aren't. My choice is actually Herman Cain, but I've been watching politics since college and I know he can't play the game - he's too honest, as is Bachmann. Sarah is about the best hope we have of pushing the real TEA Party agenda through. Perry's not for real, and if elected, you'll see I'm right on that.
P.S., Independents will decide this next election just like the last one and the one before that. Independents don't like Perry. Unless Allen West rides in on his Harley to save the day, we're looking at Romney VS Obama. I'll bet money on it.
Jonathan Cousar said:
She got bored to tears in Alaska and resigned. She's done NOTHING since to build up her credibility (in fact, just the opposite... a reality show... puhlease!)
Jonathan, I don't know where you got the idea that Palin "got bored" and resigned. She was being continually attacked & sued. The left was bankrupting her. And doing nothing to build up her credibility? Puhlease! The TV series certianly did not hurt, I would say it helped, and she toured all over building up her noteriety. Her mistake was in going on for to long with out making any announcement. I hope she runs for something other than the presidency. I image she'll run will, otherwise what would be the purpose of her movie, Undefeated.