At Republican Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government site, Natalie Nichols predicts that Sarah Palin will announce her candidacy for President on September 3 in Iowa.
The commenters there sound like kool-aid drinkers, GOP Revised Standard Version.
If Nichols is right, and Palin’s certainly been teasing, this is very bad news. I have previously written (couldn’t find the link) that someone who can’t tough out the Left’s attacks for more than a half-term as governor of the Union’s most sparsely populated state certainly doesn’t have what it takes to be president.
(Note, however, that Dick Morris is also predicting that Palin will announce on September 3. If she does, it might represent the first time that any Morris prediction has come true!)
Even if Palin did have the requisite grit, she has always seemed to me to be weak on the issues, as well as being intellectually insecure, as we saw when that intellectual heavyweight Katie Couric was able to put her on the defensive in September, 2008, simply by asking her what she read. Of course, already in 2004, “Obama’s” media supporters said that the issues didn’t matter (and, sotto voce, “Vote for him, because he’s black!”).
Well, I’m neither a brain-dead socialist/communist/whatever, nor am I a “broken glass Republican.”
I doubt that Palin can win the nomination, but she can certainly cause no end of mischief. The way things shape up now, prior to a Palin announcement, the two most politically formidable candidates are Bachmann and Rick Perry, with West as the dark horse candidate.
If Palin runs, she will destroy Bachmann’s viability, by splitting the support for a Republican woman, their deep differences notwithstanding. That would guarantee open borders zealot Rick Perry’s nomination as the GOP candidate. Like his Texas gubernatorial predecessor, Perry poses as an American patriot, and has the same macho swagger, but is ready to sell us out to cheap labor, globalist business interests.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.