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Much Ado About Palin

The left and Republican Palin Haters have been in open pants soiling mode late this afternoon over my post on Mike Pence. It is truly a matter of reading what one wants to read.Here’s what they are reading.

But right now I am not excited by or inspired by any of them save Sarah Palin and, as much as I love Sarah Palin, I am adamantly convinced that she cannot win given the ridiculous smears and hate thrown her way by Democrats and, frankly, by a lot of Republicans. She has been made radioactive.I would, however, still gladly vote for her and support her. I’d rather go down with her than up with some of the others. Let’s be honest here — Lyndon Johnson won in 1964 largely because of Barry Goldwater as the GOP nominee. The alternative would have been Nelson Rockefeller.I’d have rather gone down swinging with Barry than sell out with Nelson any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I feel the same way with Palin.But I don’t think it has to be Palin.

There are a few choice bits that I’d like to point out.First, I do believe that as it presently stands Sarah Palin can make it through a Republican Primary, but given her present negatives and the additional sh…tuff that will be thrown at her by her Republican opponents and a willing media, she will not be able to spend adequate resources to pick up the independents to beat Obama.That could change.Second, I am not going to sit around and wait on someone else to enter the picture if Mike Pence will get in.Third, and I think this is the key point:

I’d have rather gone down swinging with Barry than sell out with Nelson any day of the week and twice on Sunday. I feel the same way with Palin.

As it stands right now, if the election were held tomorrow and Mike Pence isn’t in, Palin has my vote. Don’t get me wrong, I can be persuaded by any of the other candidates in all seriousness. And the odds are in the favor of several of them. But my heart is with Palin. I just know the fight she’d be in for and think we can get what we like about Palin, minus her looks and the First Dude and well . . . you know what i mean, with Mike Pence.

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