Sarah Palin released a statement on the 12th stating that she will not be speaking at the RNC convention. From reading the blogs, I saw a few different types of reactions to this that I will summarize:
- Nobody can move the Tea Party as well as Palin, it is a mistake for Romney not to give her a slot.
- Some are more upset that John McCain or Jeb Bush are given speaking slots and Palin is not.
- Some are happy that this gives Paul Ryan the chance to shine.
- Others say the Tea Party couldn’t be any more mobilized than they are now. Palin would just be fodder for the Liberals.
- Some even said maybe the decision not to speak was Palin’s after all.
“…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true.
This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative.
As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.”
For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”- Sarah Palin