Saturday, October 8, 2011

Gov. Palin Tells 10K in Lynchburg, VA Why She Put Family First

Photojournalist: Sally Delta, ABC 13, WSET, Lynchburg, VA

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today explained to over 10,000 attendees of the Extraordinary Women Conference in Lynchburg, VA why she chose to place family ahead of political ambition, Sally Delta, ABC 13 reported. Gov. Palin reinforced her commitment to stay in politics and effectuate reform without an official title.

Gov. Palin said her years under the bright lights took their toll on her family and she wanted to re-establish normalcy in their lives. Team Sarah member Carolyn Dixon reported that she received a paraphrase in which Gov. Palin allegedly said, "you put your trust in me to run for president but you don't trust me when I seek God's direction on whether to run or not," about supporters who exploded in anger at her over the decision.

Many in the sold-out audience supported Gov. Palin's decision and agreed with it and many said she was the highlight of the entire day's event.

Branded: The Underpinning of Support

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 Stabler Arena, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA Long Handshake No. 1 The Thirteenth Hour and the Thirteenth Minute (1313 / 1:13 PM) EDT Long Handshake No. 2 The Thirteenth Hour and the Fifty First Minute (1351 / 1:51 PM) EDT The Thirteenth Hour and the Fifty Second Minute (1352 / 1:52 PM) EDT The Thirteenth Hour and the Fifty Fourth Minute (1354 / 1:54 PM) EDT

McCain-Palin 10-08-2008 Rally Bethlehem, PA Devito Experience

  “It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere.”

-Coach Vince Lombardi

While there is an inherent sexism in Vince Lombardi’s quote, it’s forgivable. It was a man’s world then. When Vince Lombardi passed to the Great Beyond, Sarah Heath was six years old, so he never would get to see what a woman can do. Perhaps his spirit watched Gov. Palin in awe throughout her life doing things that have killed men twice her size. Vince Lombardi was the quintessential macho. Yet, for all his machismo, Vince Lombardi had quite a bit to say about hearts. If you read all his quotes, the conclusion is inescapable: absent heart, any effort undertaken is doomed to abject failure.

Loyalty and Commitment

Leadership and winning hearts is at the root of why I asked Gov. Palin to sign my shirt over my heart this day three years ago. While loyalty and commitment really originate in the brain, as do all emotions and feelings, the heart is their symbolic storehouse. Besides, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin does not perform brain surgeries to affix her signature on deep limbic systems. Loyalty, commitment, and political support are considered “heart-centered.” The purpose of having my shirt signed there was to symbolically vow my loyalty to Gov. Palin and her Reagan-Conservatism; to let her know that I have her back; that I would fight her battles alongside her; celebrate her successes and milestones; and that if she were to fail, I’d fail with her. This vow extends to Gov. Palin’s family, her staff, contractors, and vendors. By asking Gov. Palin to be a signatory to and executor of that pledge, it means I am personally accountable to honor it, even in bad times and even if I disagree with her on something. This commitment could not be made while asking her to sign a sleeve.


Those whose opinions matter – Gov. Palin; her husband, Todd; and my wife, Elsy – understand what I did at that rally and why I did it. Well, Elsy did not at first, but she finally did get it. We’ll be celebrating 15 years of marriage two months and a week from today. Elsy won’t admit it, but I think “that woman” is growing on her. Elsy gasped in horror when she heard the news that Gov. Palin is not running. Elsy felt a sharp pain - in her heart - for the woman she once hated. Anyway, I had the good fortune over these three years to meet Gov. Palin and members of her family several more times since this rally, as did members of the US for Palin staff.

The Underpinning of Support

“Emotional charge” and “heart” drives and underpins support. You cannot support someone who you are not fired up about. Vince Lombardi summed that up in a great one-liner:

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm.”

We’ve all seen campaigns where “supporters” are bored, unmotivated and simply have no feeling one way or the other about the candidate they’re working for. These pathetic campaigns are constantly desperate for money and painful to work for. Their conclusions are predictable and inevitable. Notice how SarahPAC rarely asks us for money. You could count the number of fund-raiser requests this year on your hands and have fingers left over. Why? We just donate. We organize our own money-bombs. We donate to celebrate public and private “Palin-versaries,” - like this one - and to celebrate key milestones and accomplishments. We even donate for no particular reason at all! This support does not exist in a vacuum. SarahPAC's donors are fired with enthusiasm.

Head + Heart = Victory

Another of Vince Lombardi’s many heart quotes: “If you're lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he's never going to come off the field second.” Last year, I got to see this principle first hand with Palin-endorsed NY-13 Congressman Michael Grimm’s campaign. Some 100 volunteers, myself among them, with their hearts in the game easily defeated a primary opponent’s paid staff - 5:1 in some election districts. He then destroyed his Democrat opponent who was well-financed, had a paid staff, the backing of multiple unions and the Obama administration. I campaigned for Rep. Grimm just on Gov. Palin’s endorsement. I live in his district. I treated that as a direct order from her. I had to help him win and make her proud. Of course, Rep. Grimm inspired his volunteers on his own merits. Working for his campaign was joyful and uplifting. It was a win for residents of NY-13, Rep. Grimm, his staff and volunteers, and Gov. Palin.

Policy Alone is Insufficient

It is not just about policy and issues as some want to focus exclusively on. You can program a robot and have it spew out policy. You can program a robot's speeches. Goodbye teleprompters. You can interface an autopen to said robot, have it sign bills into law and do away with the entire political process. A robot can even be made ploppable and plopped into a chair at the Oval Office. Why not? need a person to program the robot and who would decide how the machine is going to be programmed? We’re back to the agony of Square One. The biggest load of baloney in politics is the notion that “it’s only the message, not the person that matters.”

Leadership that Inspires Confidence, Commands Respect

In the hands of the wrong person, even the right message can be disastrously implemented. In these times, mediocrity does not cut it. We need a strong leader. We need a standard bearer. The person does matter. Judgment and discernment by definition cannot be programmed. You see, some qualities are completely apolitical and cannot be mechanized. Few people possess even one of them, much less all of them. These qualities are: integrity; leadership by example; keeping promises; executive experience; command experience; life experience; judgment; the right combination of toughness and sweetness; accomplishments; fortitude; the ability to keep confidences; a proven and vetted track record of success; a proven ability to withstand media scrutiny; people person; and impeccable character that inspires confidence and commands respect. Add to that list: proving to the world that a woman can do anything a man can do – and in many cases, do it better. These qualities are about the person and Gov. Palin possesses every last one of them. That's what makes her the kind of leader you see only once in 75 - 150 years. Gov. Palin’s successes always were and always will be about winning hearts and getting those hearts to follow her anywhere.

Gov. Palin Launches Sudden, Relentless Reform in St. Louis

Photo by Sid Hastings, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The only way to defeat the crony capitalism and corporate welfare infesting both parties is "sudden and relentless reform," former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said last night in Glenn Beck's Defending the Republic event in St. Louis, Missouri, Mark Schlinkmann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Gov. Palin received standing ovations from the crowd of over 5,000.

Her 50-minute speech focused on over-spending; government picking winners and losers; pay-to-play; using stimulus funds to benefit donors; and bailouts for big business and Wall Street with the middle class paying the bill for it all. Following her speech, Gov. Palin took questions from the listeners of KFTK-FM, which sponsored her appearance.

While some in the audience were disappointed in Gov. Palin's decision to not run for President in the 2012 election, they supported her decision. Some are not supporting another candidate unless she endorses one. Many held out hope that she would run in 2016 or 2020.

H/T Ian Lazaran, Conservatives4Palin for Story Lead.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Chuck Heath Jr.: Gov. Palin Considered till Very End

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's brother Chuck Heath, Jr. yesterday addressed her supporters on Conservatives4Palin's Bob and Mark comment thread. The complete transcript of his two comments follow:
I would like to personally thank all of you who have worked so hard and really thrown your hearts into supporting Sarah. I, like many of you, was really disappointed in her decision but I completely understand it. I don’t think there are many people out there who could begin to understand the scrutiny her family has been under. As for you who think that Sarah strung you along; as late as last week, right after I interviewed with Steve Bannon, I talked with Sarah and she was still pushing hard and contemplating a run. After a lot of prayers, and finally, through respect for her own family’s wishes, she chose to wait this one out.

Be assured that Sarah’s not done. She will continue to be a force in the political world and I’m sure she’ll be holding whoever’s elected in any important upcoming elections accountable for their actions. In my opinion, I believe she’ll arise again even stronger than before.

Please try to respect her decision, and once again, thank you so much for the support you’ve shown her.

Sincerely, Chuck Heath, Jr. Sarah’s brother

Thanks again for all you’re encouraging comments. You people found a common bond in your support of Sarah and the ideals she stands for and I’m sure the last thing Sarah would want is for her decision to divide you. As I said earlier, try to respect it. She will still be there fighting the good fight. Stay united and let’s get someone in there who will truly work for the people and right this sinking ship. Stay involved! We’re going to be okay.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gov. Palin Discusses 2012 Decision with Greta

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight discussed her decision to not run for President in the 2012 election cycle with Greta Van Susteren from her home studio in Wasilla, Alaska.

When I said "No Matter What," I Meant It

Governor Palin: Sarah, I pledged to you in private correspondence, on this site, and in conversation that I would support and respect you no matter what path you choose - you are the pilot in command of your destiny. I meant it then, and I mean it now. My support was never conditioned on you running. I will always have your back; I will always guard your wings. I trust in your decision-making process. A track record of nearly 100% is hard to beat. I know you had good reasons to not run - reasons that only you and your family are privy to - reasons that may become public, or may die with you. Rest assured that US for Palin will always be here for you and your family. I will always be there as long I'm still alive and healthy. Yes, I'll vote for whoever the GOP nominee is, but that will be the extent of my support of any of them. Great leaders come along only once in a lifetime, maybe two. When I need leadership and inspiration, I'll continue looking to Wasilla, not Washington, DC, and not to any of these 2012 candidates. You have my complete and unconditional support. Always. My compass is set to 340. I await your orders.

One Mans Opinion

One Mans Opinion - 10/5/2011
By Dewaine Shoulders

Well, it's now official. Sarah Palin is not running for president.

“My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year,” she said. “I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office — from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency.”

So, as a Palin supporter, I have to say that she is doing what's best for her and her family, and we all should accept that fact. We may not like it, but now that she's made her decision, we should all begin the process of finding that one person that will be the best candidate for the GOP nominee, and hopefully president.

So far, Herman Cain is my choice, but there is still time to pick and choose who we think could fill the office and hopefully right the direction of this nation.

As sorry as I am that Sarah Palin will not be running, Maybe now we can focus on defeating the current Community Organizer in Chief with Sarah Palin backing that candidate all the way.

So, for all of us that have supported her, our disappointment should be short-lived. Maybe, like Chris Christie, now is not her time. But someday...

But one thing is for sure... We have not heard the last of Sarah Palin.

But that's just my opinion, I could be right!

Gov. Palin: Announces, NOT Running for POTUS on Mark Levin

This day at the eighteenth hour and the 17th minute, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Mark Levin's show that she would not be running for President in 2012. The complete transcript of her announcement as published on Mark Levin's page follows:
October 5, 2011 Wasilla, Alaska After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order. My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law. From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it. I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs. Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation. In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House. Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country! God bless America. – Sarah Palin

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Special thanks to Susan & Ray from O4P-CA's essexandorange1773 for this fantastic new FREE download poster.

Now is the time to buckle down, keep your eye on the prize, register new O4P volunteers, show The Undefeated to everyone, and Keep Your Powder Dry.

(oh and GOOGLE: "Operation Fortitude"...Shhhhh)

Thomas S Schmitz

California State Coordinator Organize4Palin

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TwoLegsGood: D Day Is Coming


(Declaration Day for Palin)

By TwoLegsGood

Did General Eisenhower tell his footsoldiers the exact day and hour of D Day?


… because the General had to play his cards close to his chest regarding the date to prevent an enemy counteroffensive.

Were General Eisenhower’s troops upset because they didn’t know all of the strategic plans about D Day in advance?


… because they trusted the General’s years of military experience gave him the knowhow to launch the most effective campaign.

Did General Eisenhower fake out the enemy with double agents and phony intel regarding D Day?

Yes, google “Operation Fortitude.”

We are the foot soldiers; we are not privy to the General’s strategic intel.

Our job is to get fingers on the keyboards,

keep our powder dry,

say our prayers,

freeze our casseroles,

upgrade our phones,

sign up new TAMs (at,

volunteer at Organize4Palin (O4P),

throw UNDEFEATED pajama parties and beer bashes

because the day Palin declares for President – D Day – is coming.

By TwoLegsGood

Dewaine & Susie Live

Tonight, on Dewaine & Susie Live!
Sex, Greed, Sorrow, Murder...
Wait, that's on The View
Tonight, we'll be talking about Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, and looney leftisits who have little to do but protest for a living.
Tune in tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST/ 5:30 p.m. Central