Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sarah Palin 'kissed off' her base

Sally Quinn wrote, in "Faith and Freedom showdown: Palin v. Bachmann," at The Washington Post:
Move over Sarah Palin. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is stealing your thunder. (And I don’t mean Rolling Thunder.)

At this weekend’s Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, Bachmann brought the house down. In a crowd of devoted religious conservatives, Bachmann hit all the right buttons and had the crowd screaming, clapping and on their feet.

While Palin was on her “private” vacation bus tour (in fact, her 10 year old Piper said to a reporter, “Thanks for ruining our vacation.”) Bachmann was looking and talking like a serious candidate for the presidency.

Every Republican presidential hopeful and most Republican political leaders showed up at the conference, organized by Ralph Reed, the former head of the Christian Coalition.

Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Herman Cain and Bachmann addressed the gathering. Newt Gingrich sent a video as he was on vacation. House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Eric Cantor were there. Even The Donald couldn’t resist a cameo appearance.

Palin, who was invited, was the only no-show.

Big mistake, Sarah. You should have been there. You just kissed off your base. ...
It looks as though Palin is done. Everyone interested in the Republican nomination appears to have been there.


Anonymous said...

Base? She has one? Certainly not among the Faithful....just her bots and Franklin Graham.

Anonymous said...

Nice to know. The only thing is that Bachmann is just as horrifying as Sarah.

Anonymous said...

But Sarah's going to see the Queen, and the delerious Maggie, and then she'll be off to the Sudan with BFF and multimillionaire Franklin Graham, who makes more from his 'charity' in a year than our President does. Sounds like two peas in a pod...convince people who are helping them, and cash in.