You know as a person Sara Palin may be great. She may have even been loved by Alaskans as the Governor, but when she stepped into the role of a VP candidacy and after losing the election she made a huge political blunder.
That alone does not make her qualified in my book.
Many would disagree with me, and there was a time, once upon a time, that I would have voted for her had she ran for president.
Not a chance in hell, even if it were frozen over. Does that mean I don't like her as a person? I don't know her well enough to say I do or don't. I liked a lot of things about her, her faith, where she stood, the fact that she knows the challenges of raising a child with down syndrom, what parents face with special needs children........One who knows the struggle of a special needs child.
But she quit.
She lost whatever confidence I had in her as a politician, and I've read many people feel the same way. And the fact that she doesn't hold a chance to win the GOP nomination. She was a scapegoat for John McCain. It was bad enough that he made some very crucial blunders during the election and campaign, but afterwards the GOP even turned on Sara Palin saying it was her fault he lost. My opinion was they knew they were going to lose and they knew they were going to lose huge. Sara Palin became their scapegoat.
Now she is a commentator for Fox, and people have not stopped making fun of her or her son and family. If she even considers a political bid again she is going to have to know how hard it would be to get past that, to get past that she quit, and to gain the trust of voters who stood by her.
So I ask, how the hell does Mitt Romney believe that she is qualified, when so many people, myself included look at her as a quitter? After the race was over and it was back to being a governor, I have to say I was watching some of the decisions she made and I was less than happy with them. They seemed to go against who she claimed she was, or she was bowing to political pressure from somewhere.
She started to show a side of herself that I wasn't sure I could live with. And she showed that she won't be true to the GOP. That itself is not a bad thing.....to be true to who you are, to be true to what you think is right for the people you represent, and for country. However, with that being said the GOP would likely blackball her, if they haven't already for endorsing a candidate that was not the one they chose and were supporting. In short she could keep the party divided.
She said that the GOP should take over the Tea Parties and make them their own, that is the furthest thing from the truth. I don't want the GOP running tea parties, I don't want hte GOP taking over what was started as a Grass Roots campaign. I don't want people to even begin to think that it was their idea. I think Sara Palin made a tactical error when she said that.
At some point in time she is going ot have to realize how much what she hurt herself politically by quitting.
My husband seems to think that she willl make a stronger show for herself because of her 'fundamental and conservative values'. I'm not buying it.
But as far as what I think of Mitt Romney?
Can someone please tell me what he is smoking?
PS thank you to the member that pointed out to me that I had Trigs diagnoses down wrong.