Sunday, July 5, 2009

Bill Kristol Predicts Sarah Palin’s White House Strategy (video)

Many people think Sarah Palin resigned as Governor of Alaska to pursue her Presidential dreams. There has been much discussion about this strategy. Several pundits think this hurts her chances. Bill Kristol makes the case for her strategy, if pursuing the Presidency is really what Palin is planning.

Kristol Ball Plots Palin's Path To The White House (video)

From Politicususa:
On Fox News Sunday this morning, Weekly Standard editor, and FNC contributor, Bill Kristol predicted Sarah Palin’s path to the White House in 2012. He predicted that Palin would become a leader of conservatives, the leader of the GOP, and then president, just like Obama did. According to Kristol, Palin is just like Obama.

Kristol said, "Barack Obama ran for Senate in 2004, was elected to the Senate and the moment he was sworn in began running for president of the United States. He had no Senate leadership record to speak of. He didn’t spend much time in the Senate, certainly for the last two years of his term, He effectively had left the Senate by the time he started living in or visiting Iowa and New Hampshire in early 2007, and everyone said ooh, he can’t compete with these people with these long records, and what’s he ever done and Republicans like me we all oh he’s a community organizer, come on a one term Senator. He seems to have gotten elected President of the United States.”


Maggie Thornton said...

I see a few differences in the way Obama did it and the next road for Palin whatever that may be.

I think she quit not because she could not handle the pressure but because she is a "can do" person who wants to get things done. She and her husband have been targeted and the lawsuits just kept rolling in. They are not wealthy people...yet.

There is no way the Dems will give her a break. I'm sure they are roosting in Alaska to create all the crisis they can. There is no way they will let her leave the state with her numbers up for her service as a governor - no matter how well she performed.

One thing Obama couldn't do until he began running was say anything that anyone cared to hear. Palin will be different. She will speak and she will be heard and the people will love it.

From there I don't know. I personally hope she does not try to run for the Oval Office in 2012. After that I don't know, but I'm glad we will have the opportunity to see her without the restraints of a government behind her.

Thanks so much for the "follow." I've done the same with Bluegrass Pundit. I appreciate your visit today.

BossLady said...

I'm not sure Sarah wants to be a leader of the Republican party. But, then, I'm not sure there are many Republicans that want to be leaders of a CONSERVATIVE party, and that's where her heart really is. She's going to be an independent thinker, moving in the de-alignment/Glenn Beck direction, picking up the independent/Tea Party people. I don't know if she sees where God has the "open door" for her politically. I'm sure she's looking for it, and won't do anything until she knows where God wants her. But there's a disaffected Constitutionalist movement out there to be had, if anyone has the guts to lead it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the follow, responded in kind. (grabbed yout Twitter feed too)

Mag said...

Sarah strikes me as the next Reagan. When I first heard her speak there was that same intangible feeling elicited that she was a genuine person of character. So far, all of her actions have supported that snap conclusion.

In her speeches she drew major crowds of people, embarrassing the McPain camp and these were wildly enthusiastic people who apparently were moved by her as I was.

It's pretty easy to be cynical in this day & age, where image is everything and few of our leaders have any substance, Republican & Democrat alike.

Anyone who saw the movie, Mr Smith goes to Washington (made by an American immigrant that loved his new country) has to recognize the same qualities in Sarah Palin, that Jimmy Stewart so brillianty portrayed.

I think Sarah's done with "Poliics as usual" and intends to help start a 3rd party of Conservatives and in her parting speech she already laid out the platform:

1. Smaller Government
2. Energy Independence
3. Strong National Defense

From a strictly strategic point of view it has to be viewed as a mistake to fracture the Republican party since her new party would only take votes from Republicans and not hurt the Democrats at all. However, I say God speed & I'm with her if this is the path she chooses.

I'm sure the path in 1773 didn't seem on the surface to be such an attractive proposition.

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th and celebrated the miracle of 233 years of freedom. Something that has been a scare & rare commodity over the last 50,000 years of human society.

We discuss these things live, daily on MagChat.


Just a conservative girl said...

I think she has made a big tactical error. I love her, but I think this puts an end to any dreams of the presidency. She is going to hammered for quitting. She can be a powerful voice, but I doubt she can ever win office again.

Mag said...

I recall the same things being said about Reagan ;-)