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I have been hopelessly in love with Sarah Palin since the very first speech she gave after being selected as his VP candidate by John McCain. I was never once swayed by all the attempts to demonize her and marginalize her intelligence. I always assumed that the immediate, obviously coordinated, and overwhelming effort by the elites to do so bespoke their recognition of the danger her homespun charm and charisma held for their future. Else, if they actually believed their spin, they were simply over-schooled and undereducated fools. Since it is SOP for Progressives to do this to any popular conservative, had I been Sarah, I would have been flattered by their intensity.

When one chunks up and looks at the big picture, it is a blessing that McCain lost in ’08. He too is a Progressive; and while he would have taken a slower pace, we would still be marching toward socialism. Like the proverbial frog in the slowly heated pot, there would never have been a T-Party movement, and little hope of ever saving our Constitutional Republic. We may not save it still; but at least we have given ourselves a small chance at it. Sarah Palin has done more for her country in these past two years than she ever could have hoped to accomplish as VP, and I, for one, am eternally grateful for her efforts.

She has penned a piece for NRO entitled, “The Midterms:Lessons Learned and the Way Forward.” It concludes:

I have said all along that this election must be seen in conjunction with the next. Ultimately 2010 must be viewed as just the first battle in a much longer fight that leads to November 6, 2012, and beyond. We cannot fully restore and revive America until we replace Obama. The meaning of the 2010 election was rebuke, reject, and repeal. We rebuked Washington’s power grab, rejected this unwanted “fundamental transformation of America,” and began the process to repeal the dangerous policies inflicted on us. But this theme will only complement the theme of 2012, which is renew, revive, and restore. In 2012, we need to renew our optimistic, pioneering spirit, revive our free-market system, and restore constitutional limits and our standing in the world as the abiding beacon of freedom.

Till then, I hope that commonsense patriots will join me in applauding the real heroes of this election year: the Tea Party Americans. In 2008, we were told that we had to “move beyond Reagan.” Well, some of us refused to believe that America chose big-government European-style socialism. American voters elected a politician who cloaked his agenda in the language of moderation. Once the mask was removed, Americans rejected his “fundamental transformation.” The Tea Party reminded us that Reaganism is still our foundation. I think the Gipper is smiling down on us today waving the Gadsden Flag.

Read the whole thing… and for those who bought the notion that she is stupid… try thinking for yourself for a change. Personally, I hope she continues to exercise her substantial influence without the restraint of an elected office; but if she decides that she needs to run again and we still have elections in ’12, she has my support. ◄Dave►

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