Monday, January 30, 2012

The View From England's Premier Newspaper "Palin Would Have Been A Far Better Candidate Against Romney"

British historian Dr. Tim Stanley has written a brilliant analysis of the current GOP campaign AT THIS LINK in England's paper of record the Telegraph.

Sarah Palin is right: Newt Gingrich is getting crucified by Mitt Romney's millions"

And especially, as he describes it the "blatantly false"tactics of Mitt Romney. Stanley expresses  that Palin would have been a better candidate than Gingrich to oppose Romney and candidate and that she has "denied her country a robust candidate.

Often it takes someone who is above the fray, an outsider like Dr.Stanley to see the obvious facts and present a clear picture of what is happening which those in the middle of the fray can either not see or not admit.

What is clear is that Romney is tearing the Republican party apart and only Palin could have held it together in face of the Romney/establishment attacks. the future looks very poor at this time but the darkness may be before the new dawn in 2016

Newt Gingrich is a weaker Tea Party candidate than Sarah Palin might have been
Sarah Palin has spoken, and she says that the Republican establishment is “trying to crucify” Newt Gingrich. To a large extent, she is right (although Newt probably supplied his own nails).
Sarah Palin says that Romney’s momentum is thanks to a coordinated effort by the GOP establishment to deny a genuine conservative the nomination. “Look at Newt Gingrich, what's going on with him via the establishment's attacks,” she told Fox’s John Stossel. “They're trying to crucify this man and rewrite history and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years.”
Mrs Palin is mostly correct. TPM reports that Romney and his Super PAC have outspent Gingrich on negative ads by a ratio of 5:1 in Florida.  
And so many of Mitt’s ads are blatantly false.  
Romney might reply that it’s a free country and if he wants to buy the Republican nomination, he’s welcome to. His fundraising prowess testifies to his political abilities. But the success of his dirty campaign also owes something to Newt Gingrich. These attacks wouldn’t be nearly as effective if Newt wasn’t such a tarnished candidate. 
In short, the success of the establishment attacks reflects the personal weaknesses of Newt. And it raises the question of why there isn’t a stronger conservative in the race. Sarah Palin, for example?
Palin would have been a far better candidate against Romney because her negatives had already been well discussed (to the point of tedium) and her democratic image would’ve contrasted nicely with Mitt’s elitism. Gingrich hailed from the Beltway and was tainted with Freddie’s money, while Palin would have spoken from the heartlands. But rather than running, she chose to stay above the fray and post the odd protest at the perfidious war on other, lesser conservatives. 
It was a smart move – a move that has safeguarded her reputation and allowed her to go on making money as a commentator. But she has also denied her country a robust Tea Party candidacy, and that could dent her maverick image in the long run.
It’s understandable that Sarah Palin didn’t want to get crucified like Newt. But, as the old hymn goes, “No cross, no crown.”

Fair use notice:This website contains copyrighted material, the use of which may or may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Excerpts of such material is made available for educational purposes, and as such this constitutes 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Act. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this website is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. Original material published on this website may be excerpted and the excerpt reproduced for the purpose of critical reviews. However, such original material may not be reproduced in full on another website or in any manner without prior approval from this website's owner. In all cases when material from this website is reproduced in full or in part, the author and website must be credited by name and a hyperlink provided to this website.

No comments: