[Updates at the bottom of his post]
Governor Sarah Palin recently announced her resignation as governor of the great state of Alaska and there has been a flurry of analysis of her motives, her character, and her future plans. Some of this analysis were sincere, others were borderline antagonistic.
This is all occurring in the midst of an Obama presidency steering both Democratic controlled chambers of Congress that have substantially increased spending and enlarged the government to the detriment of our freedoms. Couple this with the lack of a clear Republican plan to challenge all of this, the American people are in need of a leader to guide us out of this wilderness.
I believe Governor Palin can and should play this important role. She stated in her final address as governor of Alaska that she wants to do what’s best for her state. If she is a person of principle and a patriot then it is logical to presume that she wants what’s best for America. And what’s best for America right now is to have a strong and vigorous counterweight to the liberal agenda of President Obama and his enablers in the Congress.
The plan that Governor Palin should pursue is to proactively lead Americans to take back Congress as part of the pact with America. She should do what then House Leader Newt Gingrich did in 1994 with the Republican Party’s Contract with America that gave the Republicans control of the House of Representatives for the first time in 40 years.
Governor Palin should hit all congressional and senate seats that are up for election on November 2nd of 2010 because she has the ability to draw large crowds and media attention (positive and negative). It is evident to everyone that she is a lightning rod which brings a spotlight that few candidates are able to procure for themselves. Governor Palin has the ability to supersede Obama coverage so she is a natural to be the foot soldier on the ground and help bring out the large crowds and deliver the Republican message of small government, fiscal responsibility, moral values, and security to the American people.
Governor Palin’s track record is obvious in assisting Saxby Chambliss win the Georgia Senatorial run-0ff last November where she drew large crowds. Without Palin, McCain’s loss to then Senator Obama would have been even worse.
Governor Palin would unquestionably dislodge the media cheer-leading of President Obama by trumping his message and placing the Republican message front and center even if they portray it in a negative light. It’s apparent that President Obama is thin skinned and narcissistic, so when his message is overshadowed and simultaneously being attacked by congressional opponents and Governor Palin, in responding to these criticism’s he will throw himself off message and off track, thereby slowing or defeating his leftist agenda.
So the benefits just multiply if Governor Palin becomes the leader of taking back Congress from the liberal Representatives and Senators and steering America away from European style socialism back to American ideas.
— Tito Edwards and Matt McDonald
Update I: Iowa is already requesting Governor Palin’s presence in their fundraising efforts.