One's hand over their heart does not make one a good candidate. Oh sure, they all wax patriotic when the camera rolls. But what is Palin's history as a Presidential candidate?
She has one, remember? She ran as an equal part of John McCain's ticket.
And what did John McCain do? After campaigning on "personal responsibility" and "capitalism" he suspended his campaign to return to Washington DC and stump for passage of TARP, which did not have sufficient votes in the Senate to pass at the time, and shepherded it through The Senate as the cornerstone of his campaign just a couple of weeks before the election.
Where was Sarah? In full support of this action: She has not said one word negatively about Mr. McCain's acts in that regard, either during that time or since.
Now, three years into this, we have the facts to go with what Sarah Palin personally enabled, both at the time and since:
Now maybe you can all overlook these facts. After all, she's cute. But I vote for policies, not euphoria. I vote for expressed principles that have been reduced to acts, and in this case Palin has a major problem found in the acts of the other half of her ticket in 2008 - an act which led to over a million people losing their homes through questionable circumstances and an ongoing economic Depression that had its costs transferred to the taxpayers through bailouts and fraud.
Will Palin jail any of these jackasses? If she will I certainly haven't heard her promise to do it. In fact, all I've heard thus far, since 2008, constitutes support of those very jackals that destroyed the economy in the first place.
So tell me... exactly what policies has Sarah Palin espoused that you think would make things better?
I can't name one, and that's a problem.
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