This is a great and inspirational piece by Lloyd Marcus at the American Thinker. In it, he discusses the importance of Governor Palin to the conservative movement and how crucial it is for her to lead it. I was somewhat reluctant to post Marcus’ article. One of our long-standing policies at C4P is to not give Governor Palin career or political advice. Our feeling is that, given her long and successful career, it would be incredibly presumptuous for any of us to offer such advice. Obviously, we’d all like to see the Governor run for — and win — the presidency and once again re-establish America as that shining city on a hill to which Reagan referred. But that’s not what C4P is all about. We are not, and have never been a “Draft Sarah Palin” website. That said, after consultation with some of my fellow C4P editors, we decided to link Marcus’ post as it really is very good.
Hello, calling Sarah Palin! Has anyone seen her? Where is she? Has Sarah Palin left the building? Is the Palin magic gone forever? No. The Palin charisma and mass appeal are still alive and well.
Certain people are born gifted with “It” — something that compels you to watch them. Sarah Palin is one such individual. Though politically tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail by the left and a few spineless Republicans, I pray for the day when my favorite gladiator Sarah Palin returns to the arena.
Please allow me to share my personal testimony of the “Palin Effect.” With Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker, Tea Party Express launched one of its tours in Searchlight, NV, a small Dust Bowl town. Twenty-five thousand people showed up — RVs parked everywhere, because many had arrived days early to stake out their spot.
From inside our Tea Party Express tour bus, as we approached the site, I saw seniors parked a mile away, making their way to the event using walkers. It gave me goosebumps. Obviously, this woman, Sarah Palin, represented the America they loved and feared was slipping away.
We need a hero, folks — someone willing to stand up for America, boldly waving our flag and touting the virtues of hard work, self-reliance, family, God, and country. I believe that Sarah Palin can pull it off.
Reading my own words sound a bit corny even to me. Folks, have we become so cynical, so tainted that asking Americans to strive for goodness and righteousness rather than becoming permanent government welfare recipients is an outdated, impossible dream of the past?
Sarah Palin, please come back. Run for office. We long to cheer you on as our gladiator in the arena.
Read Marcus’ entire piece here. It’s well worth it.