Sarah has not become famous by being shy. Throughout the primary race, she has cleverly heaped praise upon whichever candidate needed to surge in order to split-up the vote and keep the contest moving toward a possible brokered convention. She has even admitted that she would entertain the idea of having her own name appear in the running at a brokered convention. Her interviews along the way have shown that she was sticking to that plan.
When it was wise, she heaped praise on Santorum. Other times, Sarah told people to go out and vote for Newt. She has consistently said good things about Ron Paul while maintaining a neutral stance regarding Mitt Romney.
If any popular conservative or tea partier endorses Romney in this political climate, they have just basically committed political suicide. Senator Jim DeMint went from popular tea party leader to scowls of ridicule after flipping from praising Ron Paul to suddenly falling in-line behind Romney. That decision will prove to be a bad move for him even if he was offered VP. Watch the reaction a State Senator received at the Alaska state convention this weekend when he said in a speech that he has endorsed Mitt Romney. (see video)
With only 2 candidates left in the race, what should Sarah do now? I don’t consider myself a Palin fan but she could earn my respect if she made the right move, right now. If Americans do not want Obama to get re-elected in a landslide, a conservative political heavyweight is going to have to do the right thing and help put the brakes on Romney.
It is time for someone like Sarah Palin to stand up and have the guts to “Go Rogue” by officially endorsing Ron Paul before it is too late. It would be a win/win for Sarah’s career. She would gain respect for not bowing down to the establishment like the rest of the phony tea party politicians and also win-over millions that are now supporting Paul.
The race for the Republican nomination is far from over. Ron Paul has been winning delegates in victories all over the country and his numbers are much higher than currently being reported. In case you had not heard, he just won the Louisiana Caucus and swept at least 5 district conventions in Romney’s home state of Massachusetts on Saturday. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s numbers have not been adjusted downward to reflect any of the Paul victories that have been going on for weeks. Romney has been riding all along on the news networks’ concerted effort of crediting him with delegates that were not even decided yet.
This is not 2008. Most conservatives are not going to just roll over for Romney, not even the voters that plugged their noses to support McCain last time around. It is not going to happen again. Most are not going to have the same game played on them. The country is finally waking up and standing on principle over silly loyalty to a political party that has repeatedly demonstrated it stands for nothing anymore.
The bottomline is that if Mitt Romney becomes the actual nominee at the national convention in Tampa, the Republican Party will have opened the door for the greatest Independent runs for President in the history of the United States.