Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The Palin Phenomenon
No matter how much her elite critics on the left and the right try to dismiss, demean and marginalize her, Sarah Palin just keeps gaining momentum. Those of us who reside outside of the D.C. Beltway, Manhattan, Los Angeles and other urban stomping grounds of those who consider themselves the everyday American's intellectual and moral superiors just can't get enough of the woman who accurately reflects our values and cherishes American Exceptionalism.
Via Hot Air, 1500 braved freezing temperatures outside of a Barnes and Noble in Grand Rapids. And in an even more telling display of Palin's magnetism, she afforded Oprah Winfrey her biggest audience in two years. Wow, not even "The One" could give the talk-show diva such a gift.
Palin will appear on the Sean Hannity show tonight, and The O'Reilly Factor this Thursday, Friday and Monday. It will be interesting to see the ratings of these already highly successful Fox programs after her interviews.
One thing's for sure: Sarah Palin is a force to be reckoned with. And our country will be all the better for it, particularly with the 2010 election looming large. Will she throw her support behind conservative, grass-roots upstart Marco Rubio in Florida? As a Rubio supporter myself, I sure hope that's the case. Sources say Palin will visit The Lone Star State early next year to stump for Rick Perry's campaign as he competes against moderate Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson in the March 2 gubernatorial primary.
May the conservative resurgence, led by Sarah Palin, usher in a new era of responsible, limited government, lower taxes, strong national security and individual liberty.