Sarah Palin is the great American political controversy. Loved by her base, the conservative holi poli, hated and despised by the political establishment and the Marxist liberal media. Employed by the blogsphere as both stalking and whipping horse because of the power of her name to drive page hits and therefore revenues. With the 2014 mid-term elections safely behind them and the political landscape turning it’s attention inevitably towards the 2016 Presidential election cycle, the spin mills have already begun the process of drawing and quartering Mrs Palin again.
First the accolades of support touting why she should throw her hat into the ring, followed as surely as night follows day, by the vitriolic hand-wringing concern trolling and outright hatred designed to illuminate why it is self evident that she should sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. The only thing guaranteed, is that many will see Sarah Palin as a sure fire way to increase their viewership, page hit count, and thus revenue.
If former Alaska Gov. and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin enters the 2016 presidential election, she will face stiff competition from a wide field of qualified Republican candidates. However, she may face greater challenges from her numerous detractors, especially those in the liberal media whose vitriol towards Palin knows no bounds.
Many believe that Palin is most powerful as a conservative spokesperson who has a remarkable ability to motivate and inspire her base. In fact, she has been confirmed as a speaker at the Iowa Freedom Summit in January 2015. She will be joined by at least nine GOP presidential hopefuls and whether her purpose at the event is to motivate or throw her hat in the election ring is uncertain.
Here are five hurdles Sarah Palin will have to overcome if she decides to run in the 2016 presidential election:
Personally, while, as a admirer of Sarah Palin, I would love to see her throw her hat in the ring and make a genuinely serious run at the Presidency of the United States of America, I also must confess to harboring a certain willfulness to see her perform the political equivalent of an old fashioned strip tease. After the abominable and disgusting treatment she has received at the hands of both the Marxist Mainstream Liberal Media, and the so called Conservative Blogsphere, I believe she has every right to tour then country, dropping every salacious and scandalous hint and suggestion that she is about to declare, and then simply exit stage left without ever declaring yea or nae as to her intentions.
Let those who have sold their souls to the political expediency of “The End Justifies the Means” hyper partisan politics and the politics of personal destruction commence with the head explosions. Whether Establishment RINO supporting pretend conservative or Marxist Democrat, it makes no difference, a pox on both of their houses. Let this be the winter of their discontent, but not one made glorious by this daughter of Alaska, not one of celebration of victories won, but a winter of genuine discontent, wherein are made manifest all of their fears and terrors.
Were I given the opportunity to counsel Sarah Palin, my counsel would be, take the reigns, step boldly into the Gothic horror archetypical role of boogieman, make the mainstream media and the blogsphere pay rent for having you live in their heads, and scare the Freddy Kruger/Jason bejeezus out of each and every one of them.