Thursday, October 15, 2009
(h/t Josh Painter)
The Colorado Springs Independent published an article today about the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee and their grassroots effort to support Governor Palin and to encourage her to run for president in 2012. The Committee is made up of ordinary people--volunteers--from all over the United States who see in the governor the only leader who can drive America forward.
Pam Zubeck writes.
David Kelly's home office in Briargate is a typical middle-aged guy's hideout. It has a computer, two desks, books stacked floor to ceiling and maps on the walls. But at the foot of one desk sit a couple boxes filled with buttons and bumper stickers promoting Sarah Palin as a 2012 presidential candidate.
The full-time library district worker spends up to 20 hours a week collecting money and mailing political paraphernalia as part of his federal political action committee's effort to persuade Palin to run.
"She's not part of the Beltway," Kelly explains. "She's a mother who got angry one day and decided, 'I'm going to do something.' She's real. She truly is telling us from her heart what she wants to do, rather than what party officials are dictating to her."
Randy Highsmith, the committee's chairman, saw a story on the Web about the committee and volunteered to organize from Florida. He raves about Palin in an e-mail: "Palin excited me and many other conservatives due to her proven and consistent conservative stances." He notes she's pro-life, pro-business and favors oil drilling in Alaska wilderness.
"The day she announces," [Kelly] says, "our job is done."
Governor Palin has never said for certain that she will run for the presidency, but the committee is working hard in hopes that she will.
Read the entire article here.