The Politico had this story yesterday about how Mitt Romney dismissed Sarah palin’s contribution to the conservative cause; which disappointed me personally:
Romney, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” was replying to a question from moderator John King on whether Time’s inclusion of Palin and talk show host Rush Limbaugh on their list of “The World’s Most Influential People” was good or bad for the Republican Party.
Romney, who has not ruled out another White House bid, said he wanted more influential Republicans on the list before adding pointedly: “I think there are a lot more influential Republicans than that would suggest.”
“But was that the issue on the most beautiful people or the most influential people?” he continued. “I’m not sure. If it’s the most beautiful, I understand. We’re not real cute.”
Responding to King’s question first, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor said “there are some who like to make it all about personalities, but it’s about ideas.”Asked about Romney’s comment, Palin didn’t respond to the reference to her appearance. “I think there are 100 influential Republicans alone who have tremendous ideas and I hope that we can all work together to accomplish what we believe is best for America,” Palin said through a spokeswoman.
And I think Cantor and Sarah Palin have exactly the right idea. It’s the ideas and the ideologies that should be first and foremost. For a long time we’ve been more concerned with the “Big Tent” and party affiliation, and we’ve ended up with frank RINOs like Arlen Spector and Olympia Snowe, who have done immense damage to the conservative cause with their wishy-washy beliefs.
Yes, I did say “wishy-washy.” A little Charlie Brown is good for the soul. Get over it. (Good Grief!)
As Rush Limbaugh says frequently, “conservatism succeeds every single time it’s tried” — and that’s what we should be presenting to the American people.
Limbaugh said the underlying issue of these speaking engagements is that Bush and Romney “hate” and “despise” the Alaska Governor and former running-mate of John McCain. Limbaugh added they have “presidential perspirations” and called their tour an “early campaign event.”
Limbaugh defended Palin and heralded her as the “most prominent and articulate voice” for conservatism.
Sarah Palin is something that most politicians fear. She is NOT a politician; she’s a real person. She’s genuine; she speaks her mind; she ‘s conservative in every sense of the word; and Paul Sr. (of “American Chopper”) says that he felt Palin was “a real down to earth person to talk to.”
And he’s a b.s.-er’s b.s.-er. He can smell b.s. a mile away. That Sarah Palin impressed him like that says a LOT.
THAT is what Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney don’t want to talk about.