Sarah Palin is amazing. She’s amazing because so often her comments cut through all the noise and hammer down to the truth of the matter. Remember “death panels?” You know Obama does.
This is one of the reasons I’m nervous about Palin running for President. She just speaks truth. And more than anything I’d worry that we’d lose her voice if she ran for President.
Look at what happens to presidential candidates, they often have so many consultants whispering in their ears. They’re overcoached, overpolled, and underwhelming. And you can’t just say that Sarah shouldn’t listen to consultants because while consultants do tend to overmanage they are there for one reason -and that’s to win. Often in a campaign, there’s truth that just takes too long to explain so you have talking points. And in order to win elections, candidates opt not to speak truth but to speak in talking points. They do this because they think it’s important that they win. And it is important.
But this is Sarah Palin speaking truth:
During a speech in Dallas on Wednesday night Sarah Palin attacked President Obama for being the “most pro-abortion president to occupy the White House” and warned that health care reform would lead to more abortions in America.
“It is even worse than what we had thought. The ramifications of this legislation are horrendous,” Palin said at an event hosted by Heroic Media, a faith-based, non-profit group that is working to bring down the rate of abortions in the Dallas area.
The 2008 vice presidential nominee urged the newly elected Congress to repeal health care reform, which she called the “mother of all unfunded mandates.”
“The biggest advance of the abortion industry in America has been the passage of Obamacare,” Palin said.
Although President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions, the former Alaska governor said it was nonbinding. Palin also noted that the administration later allowed federal funding for some “high risk” insurance pools in states that allow elective abortions.
I saw a new poll that has Palin leading in some key states in primary polls.
So like I said, I’m nervous about Palin running but I’m not at all excited about someone like Mitt Romney having a clear lane to the nomination. In fact Romney kinda’ scares the heck out of me and I’d rather pretty much anyone other than Romney. I think Romney would be a disastrous candidacy for conservatism.