Sarah Palin . . . . The Raves Keep Coming

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I posted last night on the speach from the Republican national convention.  Republican National Convention - - - Sarah Palin = Leadership Now!... Having said that, I want to rewind a bit.  This is the second election for me that I have felt all along that I'm voting against someone as opposed to voting for someone.  With 300,000,000 people in the United States, I'm amazed that we don't have "real people" running for office in washington.  That goes for both parties. 

My Grandfather Vogel was a lawyer in Iowa and offered a place in DC after helping Truman and Kennedy get elected to office.  He declined and stayed as an attorney in small town Iowa serving the local farmers.  My Grandfather Bettag was the only Repbulican elected as an alderman in the democratic city of Chicago.  He was friends with all of the Democratic Mayors except for Harold Washington.  Politics is a big responsiblity for us Bettags.

I've been so bummed at the quality of what the parties put out before last night.  Last night a few things happened to encourage me. 

1)  Sarah Palin - If you didn't see the speech, then you missed the strongest campaign speech in the last 40+ years per the pundits.  Stephonopholous....that Clinton mastermind....said that she's the real deal and Dems need to now fear her.  She's not a political lifer.  She's a real person who wasn't born and bred for a political machine.  She'll take on her own party.  She'll take on big oil.  And she's witty and well-spoken.

2)  John McCain - He showed leadership last night by having the NERVE to select Sarah Palin.  Going against the grain of traditional politics he chose a leader...who is not perfect, but who is awesome.  God love us all.  Like him or hate him...he doesn't waver.

3)  Obama - His weaknesses were cast in front of the world.  Nice guy.  SMART GUY...Articulate guy.  But he can't make a decision to save his life.  He's the consummate waffle.  Waffles may taste good, but they can't stand up under any pressure.  Finally, he has zero executive experience.  ZERO!  Nice guy.  Dangerous speaker.  Be horrible to lead this country at this particular time.

4)  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY ELECTIONS I'M VOTING FOR SOMEONE.  I'M not voting against someone.  Do you know how refreshing that is?  Thank you John McCain for having the balls to select Sarah.  Thank you Sarah for being strong and perfectly imperfect.  You're human, but you have all the right things in all the right places.  She's in line to be the next U.S. President after McCain.  We became more patriotic and more nationalistic last night....and for that I'm proud.  Are we taking the United States back?  Let's hope so.

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Jimmy McCall
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LArry, I just heard the Nielsen ratings for her speech last night was 37 Million.   Just a few thousand short of Obama

Sep 04, 2008 07:25 AM #40
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Rob Arnold
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That was a fabulous speech, wasn't it?  It is great to finally see a human being that is running on the Presidential ticket and not some blowhard politician.

Sep 04, 2008 08:24 AM #41
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Broker Nick
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Larry ~ Another thought provoking post from you. I am proud of Gov. Palin. She made a great speech great because of who she is! She is a strong woman not afraid to get her hands dirty. That is what we need in Washington. A reformer. Ronald Reagan would be proud of her as well. Republicans lost their way during the eight years because of lack of leadership. We need a srong conservative in the White House who will actually cut spending. Oh, thats why the good old boys in Washington are running for the hills. They having the talking points all laid out to try to destroy her before she gets in office.

Sep 04, 2008 10:48 AM #43
Anonymous
Who's the real waffler?

Waffling? Really?

Is it waffling to say that the #1 criteria for selelcting a VP is that he or she is able to step into the job on day 1, and then choose someone who is woefully unprepared to lead in a time of war. (McCain).

Is it waffling to say that someone would have to tell you what a VP does, and that you have too much work to do in Alaska and then accept the VP nomination anyway? (Palin)

Is it waffling to first support the bridge to nowhere until it became obvious that it was unpopular? (Palin)

Is it waffling to hire a lobbyist for a town of 6,500 to get $$ from Washington and then position yourself as a fiscal conservative?

Is it waffling to be a member of the Alaskan Independence Party which advocates seceeding from United States and then position yourself as a patriot?

Is it waffling to call Hillary a whiner when she complains about media criticism, yet lodge the same complaints when the media tries to vet you (something that McCain obviously didn't do)? (Palin)

 

 

Sep 04, 2008 10:52 AM #44
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Leslie Prest
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OK, my politics don't agree with yours. But even if they did, her speech wasn't tat good. She did a pretty good ob, her timing was off but she hasn't had experience, probably, with such a large crowd. To claim that is the best speech in 40 years is WAY overdoing it.

Sep 04, 2008 12:03 PM #45
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I love waffles and I love how conservative Sarah Palin is.  I will feel very comfortable is she becomes president someday.

Sep 04, 2008 02:54 PM #46
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Larry Bettag
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Scott...I could read it too.

Jimmy....the ground swell becomes a tidal wave here.

Rob....Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Janice....your pseudo name.  I don't claim that McCain is the end all.  He wasn't my first choice.  But when the Wall Street Journal says he's left of his own party and claims that he's the closest thing to Marxism....you can't swallow the pill that he's duping you with.  Please do some research and stop swooning at his good looks, charm and eyes....give me a break!  Palin gets stuff done.  Obama, the community organizer has done NOTHING for the country.  Nothing!

Nick....I love the fact that she is a reformer!!!!

Waffler....get with Janice and open your eyes.  For the sake of you and the sake of our country. 

Larry....she gets stuff done...something Obama has never done!  EVER!

 

 

 

Sep 04, 2008 03:04 PM #47
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Hugh Krone
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Larry,

She is

Proud of her faith

proud of her country

proud of her family no wonder democrats hate her

 

Sep 04, 2008 03:15 PM #48
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Toni M. Rose
Prudential C. Dan Joyner Realtors - Easley, SC
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Can we get rid of Janice? Why do we have someone who is afraid to say who they really are?

This isn't myspace! Active rain is a place for professionals, Not for some silly Obama supporter ( not all are silly, but this one is) or Barack himself ( in disguise ) to spout about and interrupt our conversations with her (or his) petty litter.

Sep 05, 2008 12:46 AM #49
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Hugh....she makes me proud....

Toni...I agree.  But I'll even let a crackhead make a comment or two on this site anonymously.  I may just take her off.  You're right...this is our forum, but for THIS MOMENT she stays.  I'll see if my mood changes later.  She's kinda like a pinata here.

Sep 05, 2008 01:52 AM #50
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Simon Conway
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Larry ~

Congratulations this post is now featured in the Blatant Politics Group of Active Rain.

Sep 05, 2008 04:22 AM #51
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Marty Van Diest
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Quite amazing to us home town folks how Palin has taken off. 

It's going to be an interesting ride.

 

Sep 05, 2008 06:11 AM #52
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Simon - - - Thanks for the recognition.  I'll take it!

Marty...Glad to see the awesome advertising coming from your community.  It looks BEAUTIFUL!

Sep 05, 2008 09:05 AM #53
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Janice...this is the last anonymous post I'm allowing.  You say

1)  community organizer?????

2)  "Key member of a voter registration drive?"  That's it?  That's his claim to fame?

3)  Chairperson of the Health & Human Services Committee?  What are the accomplishments there? 

Like I said....NOTHING!!!!!!  You're right different definitions.  I believe that you need to actually accomplish something in order for it to qualify as something.  He's done "nothing."

Oh....I missed this great bit of leadership that just came out....check this out.  Obama Says Its Time To Tune Up the Cars and Adjust the Air Pressure in Tires

Sep 05, 2008 02:52 PM #55
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Janice....adieu indeed.  Although I'm unamerican in deleting you, I've left the others with differing opinions here who aren't hiding under the KKK cloak of secrecy.  I'm fairly certain I know who you are...but in the event that I don't.....I wish you well.  free speach to real people.  Take your anonymity elsewhere!

Sep 06, 2008 03:04 PM #57
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Larry ~ Well said. Liberals can't handle the truth, so the manufacture it as fast as they can.

Sep 08, 2008 06:10 AM #59
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Randy Landis
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She's BA-ACK!

Sep 08, 2008 07:29 AM #60
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Nick...how true.

Randy....Not anymore.  No more cloaks here.

Sep 08, 2008 03:38 PM #61
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Harrison K. Long
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Larry  ... thanks for your article and having the guts to stand up and vote for someone during the upcoming election.  We agree about your support of McCain and Palin.  Best wishes to you.

Harrison, Explore Properties Group, Irvine, CA

Sep 08, 2008 06:16 PM #62
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I VOTE FOR SARAH PALIN....and John McCain....  Tell it like it is...no politically correctness here.  Thaks Harrison.

Sep 09, 2008 01:23 AM #63
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