Why isn’t Sarah Palin being invited to speak at the Republican National Convention?
There are a couple of reasons. They are both bad.
What are they and why should she have a prime time speaking slot at the convention?
The first reason Sarah Palin is being excluded is simple payback. Anyone remember the day Mitt Romney officially kicked off his presidential campaign in New Hampshire? Do you remember what else was going on that day?
Sarah Palin rolled through New Hampshire on her bus tour. It rained on Romney’s parade. Whether she did it on purpose or it was just one of those things that happened is subject to debate. The people who know aren’t talking and it is in the past so there is no reason to talk about it now.
While payback is certain a major consideration, there is another reason why the Romney campaign does not want Sarah Palin at the convention.
What ever else you want to say about her, no one denies she is an electrifying speaker. She lights up an audience. She did it in 2008. She overshadowed John McCain with her speech and if she is given the prime time speech she deserves in Tampa, she will blow Romney away.
Romney and his people do not want someone overshadowing the nominee. It is a good point. However, the fact that Romney is not a charismatic speaker is his problem.
Denying Sarah Palin a speaking role at the convention creates another problem.
No other major figure has been as associated with the Tea Party movement in the last three years than Sarah Palin. From her first speech at the National Tea Party Convention in 2010 to her speeches at CPAC and at the Tea Party Express rallies, she is identified with the Tea Party movement.
The Tea Party movement is something Romney does not want to deal with. He ran his campaign specifically ignoring the Tea Party. He has given no nod to the Tea Party. His team has not reached out to any of the major Tea Party groups.
Someone needs to remember where we were four years ago. Four years ago, the Republican Party was on the endangered species list. It had been killed in the 2006 elections and was about to be destroyed in the 2008 elections.
Who was the person who lit up the Republican Presidential campaign in 2008?
What group has revitalized the Republican Party? Here’s a hint, it was not the Romney campaign.
There are only a few prime time slots available at the Republican Convention. The Republicans need to show some gratitude to the Tea Party movement for saving it. There are a lot of ways they can show some appreciation.
One of them is to give Sarah Palin a prime time speaking slot.
No revolution has been successful by the use of words alone. ACTION is the key, and that is something that the RNC is trying to avoid if not prevent. Romney is the RINO RNC Act II that follows Act I McCain...and if we allow them to get away with this...we DESERVE what we get.
The main characters of republican party don't care what tea party wants or says. Things won't change with party as long as the fools keep electing the same morons to office. Why would party change as the voters will re-elect to office over and over. We the voters don't know what the hell we want. Look at primary and how many conservatives we had and they were shot down by we the people. Sarah will not be factor in party as she is too smart for them.
The conservatives where not shot down. In every state the conservatives got more votes than Romney every time. When there are four or five conservatives running and two liberals and they are all splitting the vote we end up with the weakest candidate.
For primaries we need to vote for our first five choices and then tabulate. that would give us our strongest candidate and make it much more difficult for the elites to manipulate.
I am praying with this split in voters, that Obama does not get back in. But, keep fooling around, and you will get Obama.
If Obama gets back in it will because he cheats more than 4 years ago and/or because the Republicans get their wish in shoving another liberal as a candidate who by the way has yet to prove he is eligible to be President.
If Mitt asked Sarah to be his running mate, What do you think Srah would say?
This is the reason we have to have a broken convention. It will allow us to put in Palin/West.
David the left, meaning the NY Times, will trumpet the question whether Palin is eligible having that she was born in Alaska.
LOL, now that's funny. Love it.
She was born in Idaho.
Roger you spoiled a good pun.