You’ve no doubt heard the news: Joe Biden’s chosen Kamala Harris as his jogging partner in the race for White House glory.
And a former female VP candidate’s got some advice for the California senator, whether she wants it or not.
Sarah — who ran on the ticket with the late Sen. John McCain in 2008 — took to Instagram Tuesday with six simple tips.
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Congrats to the democrat VP pick 🇺🇸 Climb upon Geraldine Ferraro’s and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life consider lessons we learned: 1) out of the chute trust no one new; 2) fight mightily to keep your own team with you – they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy; 3) don’t get muzzled – connect with media and voters in your own unique way. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are. So stay connected with America as you smile and ignore deceptive “handlers” trying to change you; 4) some fun terms you may learn: “OTR” – an orchestrated campaign stop that’s meant to look un-orchestrated where you “normalize” in front of voters. (I’d remembered not packing my running shoes, they turned it into a whole campaign stop with media detailing my every move trying on shoes.) OTR’s get bizarre (try eating in front of vultures looking for the “gotcha” shot!) but my team made OTR’s the second most fun thing! “Ropeline”: thee MOST fun thing! Every single handshake and holler and hug and smile melted my heart, energized my soul, and gave me the utmost hope in the greatest country on earth! The ropeline is often the only way to literally touch those whom you wish to serve, so be sincere in looking in their eyes, understanding why they’re there, never forgetting they represent the innumerable Americans putting their trust in you to serve for the right reasons. It’s who and what they represent that is all that matters! 5) don’t forget the women who came before you; 6) have fun! This IS the greatest country in the world and hopefully you’ll be blessed beyond belief, like I was, with meeting new people from all walks of life and see just how great it is! 🇺🇸 more to come… including one of the funniest things in my life, right before my debate with Sen. Joe Biden… stay tuned! – Sarah Palin
She began with a Congratulations, pointing out Kamala’s not the first female Democratic candidate sitting in the VP slot:
“Congrats to the Democrat VP pick 🇺🇸 Climb upon [Geraldine Ferraro, Bonnie to Walter Mondale’s Clyde in the failed 1984 Dem campaign] and my shoulders, and from the most amazing view in your life, consider lessons we learned.”
Sarah instructed Kamala to “trust no one new,” and also this:
“Fight mightily to keep your own team with you – they know you, know your voice, and most importantly are trustworthy.”
Next, Palin — who, notedly, herself went face-to-face against Biden 12 years ago — told Harris to stay true to herself:
“[C]onnect with media and voters in your own unique way. Some yahoos running campaigns will suffocate you with their own self-centered agenda so remember YOU were chosen for who YOU are.”
Next, the former Alaska governor schooled Kamala with some on-the-trail terms.
OTR: Orchestrated campaign stops meant to show the candidate doing “normal” things, like Sarah pretending she forgot her running shoes and subsequently being covered by the media shopping for sneakers.
Ropeline: “It’s a long line of folks to meet, and “every single handshake and holler and hug and smile” must be met with a personal touch.
Lastly, Sarah encouraged the senator to remember the women who came before her, and to have fun:
“This IS the greatest country in the world and hopefully you’ll be blessed beyond belief, like I was, with meeting new people from all walks of life and see just how great it is!”
Palin even teased a sequel:
“More to come… including one of the funniest things in my life, right before my debate with Sen. Joe Biden… stay tuned!
In my view, it was a classy move.
However, on Tuesday, November 3rd — election day — the two will have had two very different experiences running for office.
Sarah ran for vice president — Robin to McCain’s Batman.
If Joe’s a hero, he’s an X-Man: call him Lagneto — the guy’s mind is trailing behind.
That’s not meant as an attack — he’s clearly suffering from a medical condition that isn’t his fault.
In fact, the situation’s so different than McCain/Palin that, on Tuesday, CNN championed Kamala as “someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside.”
Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/Ek4d6sfGfT
— CNN (@CNN) August 11, 2020
Perhaps that might as well have read, “When, not if”?
Very different indeed.
One piece of Sarah’s advice won’t help snare the Far Left’s vote — if Kamala were to “see just how great America is,” that would turn some people off.
Either way, just as Palin noted at the end, there’s surely much, much more to come.
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