I must say that I am one of Sarah Palins “win-overs”. I believed that I was going to vote for John McCain but I was not enjoying the idea of pulling the lever (well in Lee’s Summit’s case push the pin) for McCain. But Governor Sarah Palin’s true Conservative roots won me over and I bought into her as a “potential” leader for the Conservatives.
Gallup on November 13 published a poll contradicting the poll quoted in the New York Times (see here) saying that Sarah Palin was behind Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. In the November 13 Gallup Poll (here) Governor Sarah Palin obtained a majority (76%) of Republicans would like to see her be a major national political figure for many years to come.
WARNING!!! Let us not lose focus of the fundamentals. Only 45% of all American’s say the same. See why I don’t think this is a big deal in my old BLOG entry: Romney, Huckabee, Palin in that order for 2012 as of November 2008
Why the warning? Simple, popularity is not enough to get the Conservatives out of the deep hole we’ve dug for ourselves politically. The total leadership from the Republican Governors Association, the Senate and Congress must work together to find a way to reach the grass roots movement that’s missing from the GOP.
I’m still interested in knowing whether or not Conservatives can get the grass roots movement going and can we see evidence of it in 2010? Is the internet going to be used to the maximum potential? Is the new recruiting effort in place, better than the www.gop.com? Is there an effort taking shape to reach out and get new contributions early? Is the fund raising effort going to be multi-pronged and energetic?
Further I’m going to be interested in who will lead the Conservatives back to the roots of the party as I’ve come to know them:
1) Smaller government is better.
2) Fewer taxes are better than more.
3) Lower taxes are better for the economy.
4) Drive Free Trade not only at home, but abroad – open other countries to our goods.
Can we focus on the important things first, and then launch from a strong foundation?
The Lee’s Summit Conservative