What Sarah Palin Said Is True: We Need a Hard-Nosed Fighter

Governor Palin on Power and Money

It was an interview on FBN’s Power and Money in which David Asman asked Governor Palin about the kind of candidate the GOP needs, and she wasn’t bashful in suggesting that we need a strong fighter.  In her view, at least for the moment, that seems to be Newt Gingrich, and I think his combative side is what makes him do so well in speeches and debates.  He’s one who doesn’t shrink easily from a fight, and this is what conservatism needs, even if Gingrich isn’t the most conservative guy to happen along in the last thirty years. Nevertheless, he is the most apt of those in the race to combat the media, and also fight for a popular conservative agenda.

For me, however, I’ve looked at two things in particular, and what I notice is that for all his so-called “grandiose ideas,” that’s theory, but in practice, Gingrich led solid policy debates that were decidedly conservative in nature and implementation.  In short, it’s not just what the candidates say, but much more importantly, what their records show they have done, and considering Gingrich, Romney and Santorum, it’s true to say that Gingrich probably has the more effective record as a conservative by governing, particularly in contrast to Romney.

I think Governor Palins’ argument about Gingrich here is solid:

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I think it’s also worthwhile to note what she said about whether she’d see the movie “Game Change” when it comes out next month, and I’m inclined to agree with that too.  Having read Stacy Drake’s excellent and revealing article about how the movie-makers got their source information, well, it’s sure to be garbage.

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2 Responses to What Sarah Palin Said Is True: We Need a Hard-Nosed Fighter

  1. Betty says:

    I remember when the Russians launched Sputnik, as students we were electrified. The Space Program was so exciting.

    Some time along the way I overheard my dad and an aunt discussing the Space Program. She thought the program was a waste of money that should be used for programs to help the poor. Dad said "You act as though they are loading gold bullion on to a fire cracker, besides honest jobs look at all the advances in medicine and technology the space program has provided."

    She won, we made the wrong turn she advocated and now live in a nanny state where good scientist can't find a job but poor people are given cell phones and minutes to use on them.

    That is why I like and support Newt he brings back that excitement for honest work. Oh, and the fact that those who think they are in the drivers seat seem to hate him.

  2. carm says:

    This is why we need Governor Palin in this race, she has more stones than any of these candidates. She is the only one who will go to DC, clean house and save this country.