Friday, May 6, 2011
Sarah Palin or a Dark Horse Candidate for President?
The weeding process has begun. Last night the first Republican Presidential debate took place in South Carolina. Those participating included Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Gary Johnson, Herman Cain, and Ron Paul. While the major contenders were noticeably absent, this debate proved to be very enlightening.
For true social and fiscal conservatives, the winner hands down was Herman Cain. The reasons were many. His conservative positions were a major factor, but I believe his ability to articulate those stances, his personality, and, the big one, his not being a part of the establishment helped to seal his win.
An article about the debate, found on The Tree of Mamre blog, details each candidate in the debate as well as the major players who were absent, and the issues they will have to overcome in order to win the GOP nomination. The author’s perspective, in my opinion, is refreshing and right on the mark. Read the entire article HERE.
While the author contends that's it's possible a "dark horse" could win the nomination, he also expounds on the reason why Sarah Palin would win the GOP nomination over the other male candidates. In his words, "she is the best candidate because she can get out the vote and the others can’t.” Whether it is true or not won’t be known until she announces her intentions concerning the 2012 Presidential election. But I suspect the author of the blog may be right. Sarah Palin can draw a crowd like no other, and her enthusiasm and love of this country is invigorating and motivating. She's a patriot to the core and the presidential role model America needs to get its priorities back on track.