Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The political world is all abuzz with discussion of the fact that Mitt Romney has not yet invited Governor Palin to speak at the Republican National Convention next month in Tampa, which I covered here. I just knew the meme would be how irrelevant she is now, and I knew her detractors would jump up and down at the news. The truth is anyone with a modicum of common sense knows that no one wastes time writing articles about irrelevant people to express how irrelevant they are! The fact that they write about Governor Palin proves she's relevant. See, they hurt their own credibility with their own actions.
Furthermore, anyone who doesn't acknowledge that the Governor will light the Convention on fire, draw mega media attention to it, and articulate the conservative message with a boldness no one else possesses is seriously deranged, in denial--or simply a hater.
Contrary to an asinine article published in The Atlantic, it's Romney's own issues, rather than Governor Palin's, that has kept back the invitation to the former vice presidential candidate, an invitation that should be a no-brainer. Stacy Drake dismembers the piece, authored by Elspeth Reeve:
Just ask anyone who has seen her speak in person, within the last few months. Or ask one of the 1,500 people who gathered in 100 degree heat to see her speak in Michigan last weekend. Governor Palin is still very much a movement leader with “rock star” popularity, and the lefties can’t stand it.
Governor Palin didn’t get passed over by Mitt Romney and the RNC because she’s losing her influence, quite the contrary. If Governor Palin did attend the Republican Convention, and delivered a prime-time address, she would outshine their candidate a hundred times over. She didn’t mean to upstage John McCain in 2008, but she did, just by being herself. There is no doubt that Romney’s advisers aren’t aware of that. It’s nothing more than a left-wing pipe dream to think she wasn’t invited because she’s losing her stature.
The bottom-line is that she wasn’t invited to the GOP Convention because their 2012 nominee hasn’t extended an invitation. It fits the way Mitt Romney has treated Governor Palin ever since his staff started publicly trashing her before the 2008 election. It also fits the way the GOP establishment treats outsiders and reformers.
I hope The Atlantic is proud that they did their part to assist the good ole boys in the GOP establishment, cover their backsides, with this scatterbrained hit-piece.
Read Stacy's full article here.
The GOP needs all the excitement it can get with Mitt Romney as the nominee. It also needs a true conservative message shouted from the rooftops to combat the leftist nonsense President Obama is spewing all over the nation. Who better for the task than Governor Palin? Hopefully, Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment will come to their senses, put egos aside, and do the common sense thing: invite the de facto leader of the tea party movement, the most recognizable voice for conservatism, and the only woman to ever be on a Republican ticket for vice president to speak at the Republican National Convention.
Like I said, it's a no-brainer.