Palin is getting ready to throw her hat in the ring.

By Ted Belman

Whenever Sarah does or says anything her detractors on both sides of the aisle ridicule her as a moron. But what they don’t do is take her on on the issues. Reactions to this speech were no different. I listened to the speech and tried to be objective. First she spoke to Iowans in attendance. After all Iowa is the location of the first primary vote. The later part of the speech addressed her political platform which can be summarized as “Restore the American Dream”. She was fluent, passionate and convincing.

One thing is for sure, nobody draws crowds or attention like Sarah does. My position is that if she can get the nomination she will be the next President.

I urge you to read this 2012 article, The Sarah Palin Factor Revisited.

What follows is an exchange of emails on the subject.

Dec 31/14

Ted, again, please stop with this promotion of Sarah Palin.  She is a simple-minded politician who is not presidential material in any way.  She was a prime reason why McCain was handily defeated by Obama.  Most people I know think of her as an imbecile, and wouldn’t vote for her if she were the only person running.  Listening to her speak is like listening to a semi-polished Junior High School debating team member.  If you think Sarah Palin has any chance of election at all, you’re sadly misguided.  

I replied.

Yes, many people share your view particularly those on the left and those who are influenced by the mainstream media.

The fact remains, she is very popular among her base and many others.

In addition to getting on those lists that were listed in the recent articleGovernor Palin Makes Gallup’s ‘Most Admired’ List for Seventh Consecutive Year

If sites like American Thinker and Breitbarts can support her so can Israpundit.

Regardless of the view that she is stupid, or unelectable, her track record both before and after the GOP nomination are enviable. No one else comes close. I will stand by that if you choose to challenge it.

One of the reasons I promote her as I do Israel is because both are constantly being defamed with lies. In addition she is unfairly ridiculed.

Leadership comes from the heart not the brains. She has the right values and a strong spine. Obama went to Harvard. Look what his brains and heart took the US to.

I would rather vote for values then for brains especially when the person with the right values has such a sterling track record.

75% of Jews voted for Obama the first time and 60% or more voted for him the second time. So who is the dummy?

Finally, it is not true that she brought McCain down. It was McCain who brought her and their ticket, down. If you want to challenge this, I will defend my assertion.

Totally aside of whether she is electable, I have full confidence that she would be a great president if elected.

 And he replied.
If you want to promote someone who has passionate feelings for Israel and is very electable, look at Governor Mike Pence of Indiana.  He just visited Israel and is a staunch supporter.  He refers to Israel as “our cherished ally.”  He may run, and I think he has a good chance of winning.  Also look at Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida, and John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio.  These are real potential candidates who are powerful supporters of Israel and are very real contenders.  
Sarah Palin might be popular with the right wing base of the Republican Party, but she comes off to most others, especially the moderates and independents, as superficial and annoying.  Her speech is filled with silly platitudes and cliches, making her sound like a real air-head.  But, most importantly, she is unelectable.  I live in the US, and I’m very politically aware.  I’m telling you that Sarah Palin has no chance whatsoever of being elected.  In my medical practice, I get to hear from many of my patients.  She is uniformly thought of as a joke.  She might be a good president if elected.  But she will never be elected.  I think you’ll agree with me that the most important thing now is to make sure a solid, conservative Republican is elected in 2016.  If Sarah Palin were the Republican nominee, say hello to President Hillary Clinton.  
In any case, I am very happy with your work, and I look forward to reading all your articles. 
Jan 26/15
Sarah Palin gave a speech today at a Republican meeting.  To say that she sounds insipid and ridiculous would be putting it lightly.  She is, straight up, a moron.  You can’t recommend her for president with any real credibility.  She is really a laughing stock in the USA.  She is not taken seriously by the majority of the people here.

Secondly, if you are able, please try to get Netanyahu to decline the invitation to speak before the joint session of Congress in March when he attends the AIPAC meeting.  Obama is a very vengeful and unpredictable person, and in his anger it’s possible that he will decline to stop a Security Council resolution setting the borders of a Palestinian state if that measure comes up again.  I think it could be very dangerous for Israel if Netanyahu goes ahead with the speech.  
Ted, believe me, I know what I’m talking about regarding these two issues.    

I leave it up to you to weight in. I am sure that many of you will agree with him.

Here are some links that may interest you.

Steve Biegun :“I’ve worked in Washington for 20 years, on the Hill, in the White House and in the private sector, and she ranks at the highest levels of decency, kindness and graciousness of anybody I’ve ever worked with.”

Scheunemann :“She was incredibly intelligent. She asked very informed questions”…

Chris Saxman :“In my opinion, Sarah Palin is the most genuine politician I have ever met. For all that was circling around Gov. Palin at the time (the time on which Game Change is based), she was as calm and serene as you could ever imagine. To me, that is personal strength.”…

Marci Klein: “This is the most confident person i’ve ever met”…

Ms. Ball : “If critics were hoping to see Palin revealed as a hypocrite, they’re out of luck,” said Ms. Ball. “Her private statements are in line with her public ones.”…

Elaine Lafferty: ” Now by “smart,” I don’t refer to a person who is wily or calculating or nimble in the way of certain talented athletes who we admire but suspect don’t really have serious brains in their skulls. I mean, instead, a mind that is thoughtful, curious, with a discernable pattern of associative thinking and insight”…

Eric Schnurer: “For similar reasons, and as Game Change made clear, I believed Sarah Palin a brilliant choice for McCain at the time, and I continue to believe so. When the economy (and McCain campaign) collapsed, the McCain-Palin ticket was ahead and just about every Democratic consultant I knew believed they were headed to victory – and that was largely because of Palin, whose selection galvanized a base that McCain needed and otherwise lacked.”…

Ron Nehring:” “I was the California Republican Party chairman in 2008 and witnessed first hand how Sarah Palin’s nomination had exactly the intended effect of shifting the dynamic of the campaign and electrifying many Republicans who had otherwise “checked out.”…

Michael Goldfarb: “John McCain deserved better than to be betrayed by his own top aides, and true to form he has honorably stuck by Gov. Palin even as she’s been smeared in the press over and over again by the same self-serving former staffers.”…

As you read Sarah Takes on Big Oil, you will see what we have all been writing about and why we stand with former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Tom Irwin, Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources who is quoted in the book said it best. “She is a real leader, our governor is grounded in a fundamental of honesty, integrity, her faith and understanding of the Constitution. I’ve never seen her once, ever, come close to the bright line of wanting to violate those.”

As you read through Sarah Takes on Big Oil you’ll see other comments by Irwin, that let you know Gov. Palin has not changed as she fights to bring the Republican party back to where it stood when Reagan was President. “I am a conservative Republican. I sometimes wonder where my party has gone, but my governor, Sarah Palin, is bringing it back,” Irwin said.

You will read about how Gov. Palin worked with people on both sides of the aisle. She did not care whether you had a D or an R after your name. Gov. Palin’s job and mindset was to get and do the best for the people of Alaska. After the debating and passing the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA), Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, the House minority leader, thanked Gov. Palin for her leadership, for “all of your hard work and your willingness to listen to us and to keep your door open right up until late last night. I really appreciate it as do the members of my caucus.”

The book is written like a case study, with all the needed information so that you will understand what Gov. Palin accomplished, how she worked as part of the team, but as Irwin said, “she was a leader, she allowed us to feel we worked; but make no doubt about it, she understood it and she was the decision maker.”

As I read Sarah Takes on Big Oil, I thought, that is what we all see and feel about the lady from the North. We see her integrity, we see her honesty, we know her faith. This is a lady who would have made an outstanding Vice President – oh, and a great president.

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  1. @ Ted Belman: I understand, and respect your beliefs, I fully support Israel and have many Jewish friends both who believe in the Torah, and also Messianic Jews who live in Jerusalem and believe in Christ. I also belong to other Jewish groups who are fighting for Israel and her right to exist as a sovereign nation. I am not a crazy or a liar, have a lot of vital information at my disposal by Jews in America who are fighting back against Islamic aggression, and I always try to be respectful of everyone. Thanks.

  2. I like Sarah Palin. I like her views.

    That said she is probably not going to run for President. If she does it will be very short lived. She will not get money unless she has the ability to mount an internet campaign that would get the millions of dollars needed to make a real run.

  3. @ Anne:
    Welcome to Israpundit. Based on your comments you appear to be knowledgeable and respectful. Glad to have your participation but please don’t promote Jesus as G-d or the messiah here. It won’t go down well and no missionizing.

  4. Sarah was the energizer, she knows how to hammer the truth home and people loved it, the McCain campaign held her back, even had to pick out her clothes, America doesn’t want anymore RINOS for President…..

  5. I think Sarah Palin is great and would be honored to vote for her again. You’re right, Ted, she didn’t bring down their ticket. We voted for them despite McCain being on the ticket.

  6. I agree Alison, Sarah Palin has a keen wit, courage, leadership, and is not afraid to call out the bad mistakes made by the Obama administration. Too bad she can’t debate Obama, she would call attention to his lies and his failed policies, especially Grinding down America.

  7. Sarah Palin speaks for ordinary Americans who love her integrity & courage in the face of SEVEN years of attacks from Obama’s lap dogs.She hasn’t altered her political ideals for votes or popularity, she has a brilliant mind, a razor sharp wit and has no desire to apologize for America.I wish I could vote for her!