Palin to miss first GOP debate at Reagan library

posted at 7:13 pm on March 8, 2011 by Allahpundit

Good politics, actually, and if not for the location, I’d say it was great politics.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will headline a military appreciation event and fundraiser on May 2 in Colorado — the same day as the first GOP presidential primary debate in California…

The 7 p.m. Mountain Time event falls on the same day as the NBC News-Politico debate — the first of the GOP primary season — which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif…

Melissa Giller, a spokeswoman for the Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, told the Post that no likely Republican candidates have committed to attend the debate, which will be moderated by NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams and Politico editor John Harris.

SarahPAC’s treasurer tells NRO that the scheduling had nothing to do with the debate. Okay, but raising money for families of deceased vets on a night when the Pawlentys and Gingriches of the world are chasing their personal ambitions on national TV is a pretty sweet contrast to draw. It’s also an opportunity to enlarge the shadow she’s cast over the field. Her absence at the library will be felt regardless, but if she says something provocative in her speech at the fundraiser that gets the media’s attention, she might steal the spotlight away from the debate the next day. That’ll drive her rivals nuts and build momentum for a splashy late entry into the race.

The only potential liability is that skipping a photo op with Nancy Reagan makes it a bit harder to claim the Reagan mantle. Even that’s a minor concern, though: None of the other top-tier candidates seriously present themselves in the Reagan mold, and since the debate’s being sponsored by two media outlets that grassroots conservatives loathe, her decision to skip the event is easily forgiven. It’s all upside. Exit question: If it’s wrong to read any political significance into the scheduling of the May event, is it okay to read some significance into the scheduling of this event in October?


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This thought has been working on me more and more… in answer to the question, who is John Galt?

Sarah Palin…

fabrexe on March 8, 2011 at 11:40 PM

Seems to me that Palin has Dagny Taggart’s can-do attitude and abilities, Francisco d’Anconia’s daring-do, and Hank Rearden’s willingness to stand up for one’s belief and fight the corrupt system.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Seems to me that Palin has Dagny Taggart’s can-do attitude and abilities, Francisco d’Anconia’s daring-do, and Hank Rearden’s willingness to stand up for one’s belief and fight the corrupt system.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Except she lacks that essential Ayn Rand hero’s character trait: integrity.

AshleyTKing on March 9, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Except she lacks that essential Ayn Rand hero’s character trait: integrity.

AshleyTKing on March 9, 2011 at 1:57 AM

Well, we disagree on that.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 2:04 AM

The would be emperors gather for a giant gross-out sans Palin. Perfect!

The Reagan Library better stock strong disinfectant.

Feedie on March 9, 2011 at 2:06 AM

Wasn’t this an earlier post? Smart girl.

AZCON on March 9, 2011 at 2:30 AM

From Dictionary.com

in*teg*ri*ty — noun

adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/integrity

AshleyTKing can you point to some examples of Palin’s lack of integrity. If you can provide links it would be nice, or is that just your opinion?

Also, I think you posted a lie the other night about the Palin versus Murkowski’s budgets. Perhaps I am misinformed and you are correct, but I would like to see where you got the information. The numbers I saw clearly showed Palin cutting the budget every year while also requesting less projects from the Feds. Thanks.

chief on March 9, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Seems to me that Palin has Dagny Taggart’s can-do attitude and abilities, Francisco d’Anconia’s daring-do, and Hank Rearden’s willingness to stand up for one’s belief and fight the corrupt system.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 1:30 AM

You’ve summed her up perfectly. Bravo!

And lets not forget – in my opinion – the most important message they (Palin And Rand) speak: capitalism, coupled with self determinism AND morality/integrity, cannot be beaten in any other philosophical/political system on Earth.

Opinionator, J.D.

Opinionator on March 9, 2011 at 3:46 AM

OK, not being posted, do off to bed. Thanks censors!

AZCON on March 9, 2011 at 3:46 AM

I think we should send only one candidate to this debate:

That guy from ‘The rent is to damn high’ Party. He claims to be running as a republican, now. Watching Brian Williams ask that guy questions for an hour and a half would be comedy gold.

trigon on March 9, 2011 at 3:50 AM

trigon on March 9, 2011 at 3:50 AM

Perfect. LOL!

Opinionator on March 9, 2011 at 3:53 AM

One of the worst problems our country has faced when forced into war is fighting the old war rather than the current war.

Reagan fought and won the old war. Now we have a new war to fight. Trying to mold ourselves into Reagan’s mold forces us to fight his war against the current world. Since it would address the wrong problems we’d lose. He was the right man, worked the right way, and did the right things for his war; and, he won.

We need a new warrior to fight the wars we have today, against liberal-progressives who’d pull down the country around them in the name of their ideology and Islamists who’d pull down the country and force it into their utterly antiquated and utterly horrible ideology. We need a person who understands these two threats and can mobilize us to fight these threats and win.

Now I start whining, “Where is my candidate?” It’s kind of bloody when a man out of nowhere, well pizza parlors, and the man out of the House of the distant past are the only ones directly addressing both problems. (Allen West is not running; but, boy howdy he gets it and is not afraid to articulate it and address it.)

{^_^}

herself on March 9, 2011 at 4:00 AM

To Sarah Palin:

My Dear,

I have read that you peruse this blog.

I truly hope you have read Atlas Shrugged. Furthermore, I hope you or someone on your staff has read GaltBlvnAtty’s comment I quoted above. . .

Sarah, who is John Galt?

Waiting for your perfect timing, m’dear.

Prayers for you.

Opinionator on March 9, 2011 at 4:03 AM

is it okay to read some significance into the scheduling of this event in October?

While the other candidates are running against Palin, she is running against O and lining up the votes she will need to win, by energizing the base, like the Christian right.

Done That on March 9, 2011 at 5:36 AM

NBC News-Politico debate

That sums up the republican party right there. The republicans are voluntarily lining up at the firing squad 17 months before the election. They are allowing leftist media outlets to desecrate the Ronald Reagan library to begin destroying any chance of defeating the first communist president in US history. That’s not such a bad thing. More and more I’m starting to believe Palin has this all under control and around summer 2012 she will be the only one left standing with her dignity and integrity intact and the American people will have her strength to compare with the incompetence, stupidity and classlessness of barry.

peacenprosperity on March 9, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Dagny taggart wouldnt be scared of a lil ol debate.

Bradky on March 9, 2011 at 6:14 AM

Dagny taggart wouldnt be scared of a lil ol debate.

Bradky on March 9, 2011 at 6:14 AM

Who said anything about anyone being scared of a debate?

powerpro on March 9, 2011 at 6:20 AM

peacenprosperity on March 9, 2011 at 5:57 AM

Good post.

Geochelone on March 9, 2011 at 6:41 AM

…moderated by NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams and Politico editor John Harris.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Hey, let’s add some more lefty moderators. Chris Matthews? Bill Maher? Michael Moore?

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:50 AM

Ah, but Bradky, unlike the present oily and corrupt Ruling Class, Dagny could at least make the Trains run on Time.

A trait I think Palin shares.

You need to stop exalting these people as if they are actually superior to Palin. They are not. We have the most incompetent and corrupt Ruling Class in power today since Reconstruction and the Credit Mobilier Scandal.

Indeed, I would argue that the Davoisie are as self-centered, greedy, and corrupt as the Bourbons of old.

victor82 on March 9, 2011 at 6:52 AM

Just proves that Gov Palin is smarter than the rest of the crowd.

georgealbert on March 9, 2011 at 7:22 AM

…moderated by NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams and Politico editor John Harris.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Hey, let’s add some more lefty moderators. Chris Matthews? Bill Maher? Michael Moore?

petefrt on March 9, 2011 at 6:50 AM

The Fleebagger Fourteen are looking for something to do too!

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 7:31 AM

Sun Tzu:

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of FORMLESSNESS. By extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.”

“All war is based on deception.”

technopeasant on March 8, 2011 at 8:22 PM

The media are the troops of the enemy , if she defeats them the boy child will fall.

the_nile on March 9, 2011 at 7:41 AM

The Left wishes to anoint a Republican front-runner early so as to polarize the political atmosphere. They are uneasy when the Republican Party doesn’t play ‘who is next in line?’ and desperately want that person so as to make them glow, now, so that they can then turn on them starting in JAN 2012.

Staying away from such an early debate leaves all things in doubt, thus they get to anoint no one, pick no one, glorify no one… keep them in doubt until the last moment so they cannot play their games and force them to play someone else’s for a change.

ajacksonian on March 9, 2011 at 7:42 AM

This is a faux debate – why are we talking about this? This debate isn’t a part of the official campaign season and it’s not endorsed or sponsored by anyone in the Republican Party save Nancy Reagan – who was duped into this by NBC and Politico.

This is the LSM’s attempt to co-opt the GOP primaries for their ends. They want to flush the candidates out so that they have plenty of time to tear them down. The debate is way too early – and many have called on all GOP potentials to boycott it.

I’m willing to bet that Pawlenty and Gingrich won’t be there either.

You don’t kick off a successful 2012 campaign with a scalping event from the LSM. You just don’t. Anyone who does – is an idiot who should be disqualified from the Republican Party.

HondaV65 on March 9, 2011 at 7:59 AM

Good politics, actually, and if not for the location, I’d say it was great politics.

Why do you think this is a legitimate debate Allah?

There have been many calls for ALL GOP hopefuls to boycott this thing. NBC and Politico just whipped this out of their collective asses without coordinating a damn thing with the Republican party.

Why are you trying to legitimize this thing Allah?

Your one and only headline should be this …

“Palin is first to boycott NBC/POLITICO sham debate”

Followed with a tag line that says …

“When will the others follow her lead?”

Jeeze man – you want the LSM to nominate our candidate again? For crying out loud – what side are you on?

HondaV65 on March 9, 2011 at 8:19 AM

Wait until Ron Paul and Rand paul declare they are not running and the Paulians make common cause with us Palinites.

You ain’t seen nothing yet…

unseen on March 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Alex Jones would have a conniption, he doesn’t like Sarah. Haven’t really read on it b/c he has a weird/absurd conspiracy about her.

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 8:36 AM

I think Sarah is trying to align herself with the TEA party and not the Republicans.

Of course, we could all be wrong and she may not even run.

jeffn21 on March 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM

The world is on fire and Allahpundit is picking his panties out of his nether region over whether or not Palin is going to a sham event.

fossten on March 9, 2011 at 8:46 AM

I never said she wasn’t going to declare, Pa Kettle.

She ran away from her office to gain more followers and more income. She ran away from this ‘debate’ because it’s a complete joke. That does NOT mean she won’t try for a run at POTUS.
Dark-Star on March 8, 2011 at 9:04 PM

So…do you have half a million dollars?

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Run, Sarah, run, so we can drill, baby, drill.

Kissmygrits on March 9, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Here’s an excellent analysis over at RealClearPolitics. It’s easy to point to every wart on a candidate at this point and shout that it’s a fatal defect, but don’t be so hasty.

Warning: He not unflatteringly references George Will’s recent column so some of you may find it too elitist for your taste.

His concluding line says much:

Reagan wasn’t really Reagan until after he had won

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Of course, we could all be wrong and she may not even run.

jeffn21 on March 9, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Those of us who have been saying as much won’t be wrong :-)

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:14 AM

AshleyTKing on March 9, 2011 at 1:57 AM

That and she joined John Galt whose message can be summarized as KMAG, YOYO (Kiss My Azz Guys, You’re On Your Own, H/T Hayes Carll).

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:18 AM

The world is on fire and Allahpundit is picking his panties out of his nether region over whether or not Palin is going to a sham event.

fossten on March 9, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Scary, funny and true…

Fallon on March 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM

unseen on March 8, 2011 at 8:05 PM

You say that and yet still bristle at being called Palians :-)

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM

Wow, Bruti, 4 out of 5 posts. Competing for Ann’s record.
What part of the fact that this debate is being sponsroed, organized, and moderated by Liberals don’t some posters understand?

Were you guys related to General Custer?

kingsjester on March 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Mittens on a horse? There must be some Lipizzans there, too.

French braided tails with bows and sparkles on their backs. Seen them perform, quite beautiful, and Mittens would look-like an out-of-the-box Marlboro ad w/a cowboy hat.

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

kingsjester on March 9, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Now you’re going to count this one too I suppose even though I’m responding to your direct question :-)

I haven’t said boo about this particular debate. I’ve been speaking my mind more generally and responding to the posts of others mostly.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM

‘cuse me. I should have labled my observation with the definition of the word some. However, if you are a part of the bunch that believe that Republican candidates should blindly walk into an ambush, feel free to identify yourself.

I presume that was what provocated your insults concerning Palin supporters. Now, I see it was just a general disparagement.

kingsjester on March 9, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Fishing, agriculture, construction, oil and gas (more construction, heavy equipment) industries == three of which Palin family is associated intensely with == all lean heavily on Congress to enact “comprehensive immigration reform” (in other words, amnesty for illegal aliens).

So it’s one thing to speak mightily about military and defense and associated big-things but to work otherwise to cheat the corners on underlying issues.

I hold ALL candidates, possible or declared, to the same standards on these issues: I expect increased enforcement not increased permissiveness.

Lourdes on March 9, 2011 at 12:22 AM

You forgot teachers, Lourdes *duck and cover*

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Black Hole is depressed the “Help us Sarah Palin, you’re our only hope!” campaign is such a miserable failure.

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 9:45 AM

You say that and yet still bristle at being called Palians :-)

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM

I don’t really care what you call me. sticks and stones and all that.

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Reagan wasn’t really Reagan until after he had won
MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM

What the hell does that mean? i’m sure the writer thought it was a peral of wisdom but it’s gobblygook.

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Yes by all means, Republicans, let the liberal media control your debates. Let them decide where/when and how. Idiots. Thank God Palin isn’t participating in this farce. When will Republicans grow a backbone and tell these liberal media outlets to take a hike?

Redneck Woman on March 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Alex Jones would have a conniption, he doesn’t like Sarah. Haven’t really read on it b/c he has a weird/absurd conspiracy about her.

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 8:36 AM

Well I was being tongue and cheek mostly. I doubt the potheads for Ron Paul will even care about 2012 if their guy doesn’t run.

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:58 AM

When will Republicans grow a backbone and tell these liberal media outlets to take a hike?

Redneck Woman on March 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

But you see the gop establishment doesn’t think it’s the media’s fault. It’s the GOp’s base fault. you see if the establishment can just get rid of their base then the media will love them………

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

That and she joined John Galt whose message can be summarized as KMAG, YOYO (Kiss My Azz Guys, You’re On Your Own, H/T Hayes Carll).

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:18 AM

You should finish the book, maybe have someone read it to you.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

It means that he was also considered a flawed RINO during the primaries. He proved his worth later.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

In the edition I read, she joined the colony at the end, telling the world of the looters (the other 99% of civilzation) KMAG YOYO.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Reagan wasn’t really Reagan until after he had won
MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM

What the hell does that mean? i’m sure the writer thought it was a peral of wisdom but it’s gobblygook.

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

MJ having a John Kerry moment.

“I voted against it before I voted for it”

“We’ll find out what kind of President Barack Obama will be, after we elect him…”

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

“…no likely Republican candidates have committed to attend the debate, which will be moderated by NBC ‘Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams and Politico editor John Harris.”

Only Vivian Schiller could add more credibility to this scenario

LOL!!!

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Maybe Brian Williams can debate Katie Couric instead.

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Reagan wasn’t really Reagan until after he had won
MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 9:12 AM

What the hell does that mean? i’m sure the writer thought it was a peral of wisdom but it’s gobblygook.

unseen on March 9, 2011 at 9:55 AM

My interpretation of the comment is that we don’t really know how great Palin will be if she’s elected, but there’s nothing wrong with her following in Reagan’s footsteps and aspiring to be like him.

fossten on March 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Personally I’m glad Palin made it clear that she chose to not participate in the debate rather than just having a previous commitment. She has not declared that she is running and I imagine that agreeing to the debate would require FOX to terminate her contract. Why should she let the media – especially unfriendly media – determine her schedule? Why should she be party to unleashing the hounds on her candidacy? If she waits too late to decide and it negatively impacts her – it will be her choice.

katiejane on March 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM

In the edition I read, she joined the colony at the end, telling the world of the looters (the other 99% of civilzation) KMAG YOYO.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

It’s is good that you read the whole book, if that is what you are implying, but it seems that you missed its point.

GaltBlvnAtty on March 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Who cares. They all suck. We’re going to lose. Save your money.

austinnelly on March 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM

What, nothing on Kathy Griffin? ‘CUDA!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeaZWKZMSCc

ProudPalinFan on March 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Now I start whining, “Where is my candidate?” It’s kind of bloody when a man out of nowhere, well pizza parlors, and the man out of the House of the distant past are the only ones directly addressing both problems. (Allen West is not running; but, boy howdy he gets it and is not afraid to articulate it and address it.)

{^_^}

herself on March 9, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Well said. As Charles Krauthammer pointed out, we’ve got a pretty weak field at the moment. Tim Pawlenty may be the most viable alternative to Romney. That’s not much of a choice.

I’m starting to wonder how Trump would do. He’s got name recognition and isn’t afraid to address the issues. And his dirty laundry has already been throughly aired, and he’s not afraid of dealing with his mistakes. Even the crappy hairpiece works for him, giving him an uncle-next-door quality.

hawksruleva on March 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

My interpretation of the comment is that we don’t really know how great Palin will be if she’s elected, but there’s nothing wrong with her following in Reagan’s footsteps and aspiring to be like him.

fossten on March 9, 2011 at 10:32 AM

I think you’re right about that comment, but I disagree with the idea that Reagan transformed after winning the election. He was transformed by losing elections, and his policies and methods for dealing with problems were honed over years in politics. In some cases, it took him a long time to reach the positions we now celebrate. But folks who followed Reagan’s history could’ve predicted how he would govern. Palin is much more of a wildcard, a real maverick, if you will.

hawksruleva on March 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM

I’m starting to wonder how Trump would do. He’s got name recognition and isn’t afraid to address the issues. And his dirty laundry has already been throughly aired, and he’s not afraid of dealing with his mistakes. Even the crappy hairpiece works for him, giving him an uncle-next-door quality.

hawksruleva on March 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

http://www.therightscoop.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-donald-trump/

What you need to know about Donald Trump
Posted by The Right Scoop on Mar 8, 2011 in Politics

If this list doesn’t tell you what you need to know about Donald Trump, I’m not sure what will:

the_nile on March 9, 2011 at 11:15 AM

I think it is hilarious that Palin will not let the left
or the repub rinos, old school chums, elites, whatever
define how she is going to go about her business.

When was the last time a potential candidate pretty much
told the debate organizers, “Sorry, can’t make it”.

One of the things I love about Palin is that she is seemingly unaffected by all the turmoil that surrounds
her potential candidacy.

For all the crap the media, trolls, dems, repubs, resident
whackos, etc. will throw at her, 2012 is going to be one
heck of a ride. Can’t wait.

Amjean on March 9, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Why is the Library even hosting this event? Both of the anchors are extreme left…especially Williams. I think Sarah is doing the right thing!
But, as to her presidential aspirations, she needs a speaking (no, not speech) coach…she needs to moderate her tone, her word presentation. At the moment, she makes small mistakes that could cost her later on. I support Sarah but not as a candidate for present. She is shaker and mover and needs to continue in that role..there is no one else to do the job she does so well!!!

sharinlite on March 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Yeah? What do I not give her credit for knowing?

Allahpundit on March 8, 2011 at 7:20 PM

That Colorado is home of the US Air Force Academy, that the event will be held at a Christian church, and that Colorado has been a leaning blue state ripe for converting red.

The location makes perfect sense to me…

dominigan on March 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM

I think you’re right about that comment, but I disagree with the idea that Reagan transformed after winning the election. He was transformed by losing elections, and his policies and methods for dealing with problems were honed over years in politics. In some cases, it took him a long time to reach the positions we now celebrate. But folks who followed Reagan’s history could’ve predicted how he would govern. Palin is much more of a wildcard, a real maverick, if you will.

hawksruleva on March 9, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Really? You haven’t seen a change in her after being on the ticket with “loser John”? I have. I have seen a flood of policy articles written from a strong conservative viewpoint. I have seen a change in the way she handles media criticism. You haven’t seen these things? Really?

dominigan on March 9, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Why is the Library even hosting this event? Both of the anchors are extreme left…especially Williams. I think Sarah is doing the right thing!
But, as to her presidential aspirations, she needs a speaking (no, not speech) coach…she needs to moderate her tone, her word presentation. At the moment, she makes small mistakes that could cost her later on. I support Sarah but not as a candidate for present. She is shaker and mover and needs to continue in that role..there is no one else to do the job she does so well!!!

sharinlite on March 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

No offense, but isn’t that how we got Obama? A supposedly great
speaker without creds? Now he has proven himself to be
the worst president in decades – a marxist/communist/socialist? How is that moderate tone of voice working out for you? (all of us)

I will take a woman with 18 years business/government experience who loves our country and our constitution,
who is honest, ethical, and has a steel spine; oh yeah, and with a quirky voice who tells it like it is.

Hopefully,the voters will be smart enough to know the
difference between these two.

Amjean on March 9, 2011 at 1:29 PM

MJ having a John Kerry moment.

“I voted against it before I voted for it”

“We’ll find out what kind of President Barack Obama will be, after we elect him…”

Roy Rogers on March 9, 2011 at 10:17 AM

The reason that history tends to repeat itself isn’t that people don’t try to learn the lessons of the past. It is because they take away the wrong lessons. In the case of RR, the lesson to be learned is that the CW concerning who is a RINO or not can be profoundly misleading. Reagan was a RINO in the eyes of Jesse Helms and the SoCons of his day.

Needless to say, they were wrong and for the same reasons you are quite possibly just as wrong in overlooking our best candidates.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2011 at 2:17 PM

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