Top Republicans, elite Republicans, fossile Republicans, whatever you want to call them, are believed to be working diligently behind the scenes to stop a Sarah Palin presidential bid. See a video below.
The information in Politico.com quotes “advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders,” who do not want to be identified fearing a grassroots backlash, saying they believe Palin will run and they are “determined” to stop her.
Palin’s staff declined to comment, but Sarah came out swinging:
“[T]hese are the brave people who want to lead the nation and run the world. And but they’re not brave enough to put their name in an article,” she told Greta Van Susteren. “I learned back in the day that who, what, when, where, why of journalism. You report that facts; you let other people decide what their opinion is going to be. So having unnamed sources in an article like this is very, very, disappointing, you know. And it doesn’t do anybody any good. It doesn’t educate anybody. … I’m getting used to it though.”
The article also Washington Republicans hope to get Palin out of the race by strengthening the Republican National Committee (RNC). Good luck with that. “The people” are no longer donating to “the Committee.” We’ve learned to send our money directly to the candidate for the very reasons spelled out in this article. The RNC is an elitist old boy’s club, and we want none of their failed thinking.
The much-maligned RNC chair, Michael Steele, is beginning to get it:
Steele said the Washington fretting about Palin, who “excites and ignites an energy out there,” is part of a broader theme. “I think the Washington establishment needs to settle down a little bit and get ready for what’s about to hit them come January, when a significant number of grass-roots congressmen and -women show up and are not prepared to play this game the way they’re used to playing it,” the chairman said. Asked whether Palin is electable, he added: “Sure. Why not? … I’m sure she can make that case.”
The Republican Washington establishment is scared silly at the thought of a-Sarah-Palin in the highest office in the land…at the thought of those she would bring to the Cabinet, and at how she would speak to the American people from the Oval Office, because once a-Sarah-Palin-type gets to the White House, the GOP knows their privileged fat-cat life is over.
At this point I do not have a favorite in the 2012 race, but I know we can do much, much worse than Sarah Palin, and it might be that our good fortune is wrapped up in sending Sarah to Washington. By next Spring “the people” will be far more comfortable with the field of Republicans and Conservatives (hopefully Conservative Republicans)I suggest the GOP fossils who have had such tremendous control of Conservatives, sit back and wait and listen and learn along with the rest of us. They’ve had it wrong recently, and in the past. We will try to see to it that doesn’t happen for 2012.
Laura Ingraham and Sarah Palin on Stopping a Palin Presidency (video)