Would be honored for you to take a look at my column Why Sarah Palin Must Run in 2012. After the debate last night I think it is an especially important argument.

Here’s an excerpt:

One of the prevailing debates in the GOP these days (if not the only one) is whether or not Governor Sarah Palin will, or should, run for president. Not only should she, she must if the GOP has any hope of having a legitimate nominee whom everyone can support for the 2012 election.

Why? Without Palin in the race a massive segment of the GOP base—Tea Party patriots and other independent conservatives—will find themselves once again with the prospect of choosing from a manipulated field of Next-In-Line GOP establishment liberals.

And make no mistake—that is exactly who will prevail. Despite the desperate and not surprisingly shallow belief by the boys in control of the GOP, Palin cannot be replaced by another woman, or another Tea Party supporter, or another Brunette (no matter how much they think a Stalking Horse will split the Tea Party vote). Palin’s impact is unique, significant and deep. Her influence rests on background, experience, legitimacy and most important of all—trust. These are the reasons why Palin matters, the same reasons why the GOP machine appropriately sees her, and no one else, as an existential threat to their status quo…

In other news, this should come as no surprise for those who know my argument that Michelle Bachmann is a Stalking Horse for Romney as they attempt to split the Tea Party vote. We’ll see.

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  1. flaggman says:

    Right on, Tammy. Everything makes sense in the context of Bachmann as stalking horse/patsy. I prefer patsy, because I don’t think she’s been told that she’ll be dumped like a hot potato after Iowa, and it doesn’t seem she’s figured that out, either. When you hear RINOs puffing her up while simultaneously trashing Palin, you know it’s all a lousy back-room game. Anyone who likes Bachmann should love Palin – Palin gives you everything Bachmann does, but with better looks, better articulation, better resume, better style, better vetting, better husband…it goes on and on. Those who fluff Bachmann (Dick Morris, Karl Rove, etc) while trashing Sarah, think they’re smart, but they’ve really just exposed themselves worse than Weiner.

  2. Palin2012 says:

    Excellent column Tammy and thank you for writing it. We need Gov. Palin to get in this by Fall; but thank goodness she avoided that pathetic excuse for a debate last night. When did we get to the place where candidates for President of the United States of America were treated like adolescents? The only question missing was “Boxers or Briefs”? May have been interesting to hear Bachmann’s response, but holy cow (cue Mooooo!). The field of “GOP insider” choices will dwindle soon leaving Mittens, Bachmann, Ron Paul, and probably (yawn) T-Paw. I cannot wait to hear Sarah Palin take that crew on…will be fun; and then on to debate the “Once” – can’t get any better than that.

  3. imacat says:

    Excellent column, Tammy! I hope Gov. Palin reads it! I tried to comment over there but couldn’t figure out the login process, so I just read all the other comments and gave thumbs up or down. So far there are a lot more thumbs up on the pro-Palin comments.

  4. RuBegonia says:

    In Sarah Palin’s own words: “Competition breeds success. I hope there is going to be vigorous debate and a lot of good aggressive competition even in the primary so our voters have a good choice.” ~ [sorry, link redacted] . As Tammy points out, Governor Palin is committed to giving every voter a personal stake in this election. We are weary of agonizing over a “lesser of two evils” choice. No more holding our noses! We yearn to breathe free again.

  5. gretch68 says:

    Great column Tammy. All I can say is from your lips to God’s ears that Sarah will run.

  6. linda says:

    Great column Tammy hope sarah runs need a true conservative to restore this great country.

  7. MainelyRight says:

    It’s a good column, Tammy, and it has generated a lot of comments. Way to go.

  8. Rob_W says:

    Thanks for writing this excellent column, Tammy. It is crucial to keep Gov. Palin in the serious dialogue as we await her announcement.

    The thumbs-up/thumbs-down votes on the reader comments are consistently pro-Palin. Although not scientific, this is an indication Gov. Palin could very well run away with the nomination once she enters.

    Those who doubt the Governor’s ability to catch up on the campaign trail not only underestimate her keen sense of strategy, but also underestimate Organize4Palin quietly working in the background.

  9. dennisl59 says:

    As for me, I cannot imagine any of the Candidates for the Republican Party’s Nomination in the General Election for President of the United States, who were on CNN last night, sitting in the chair behind the desk in the Oval Office. None of them.

    • TigerAim says:

      I agree Dennis. I feel like after all we’ve been through from the dumb libs, this cr*ppy bunch is all the Repubs have to offer at this point? – a bunch of mostly been-around-the-block-several-times moderates? It’s disgusting!

  10. tavizon says:

    Very Impressed well thought out, and as a proud/privileged Tam member I am sharing the column with all my friends/contacts…Take Care And Wishing You Well

  11. tamcat says:

    Right on Tammy. Michelle Bachmann is acting like the Republican machine, even though she has Tea Party values. Actions speak louder than words.

  12. BarbaraM says:

    Excellent article, Tammy!
    Glad to see you left the useless trolls over at The Guardian.
    We need you publishing visible articles here in the USA.

  13. dennisl59 says:

    Here’s my post at the other site:

    I predict if she wins the Republican Nomination she will win the General Election in a Landslide. But let’s take this one step further. If I, or any other American, stood at a podium opposite this Temporary President, all we would need to do is to read the long, sorry, pathetic list of utter failures, of foreign and domestic policies this Fraud and his political party has perpetrated on America. Starting with Obamacare and working down. Then ask if you’re better off now than you were 4 years ago…End of story.

  14. HughM says:

    Great article Tammy! Congratulations! Lets hope Sarah reads it. There’s no way she can say no now.

  15. Jeffrey says:

    Cut to the chase- This is why I’m (proudly) a TAM!

  16. lawmom90 says:

    What cracks me up is the flailing and wailing going on in the comments under Tammy’s brilliant article. The more people criticize and name-call, the more apparent it becomes that we have not fully educated the public. That time will come, though. I pray that Sarah Palin will run; she would be a brilliant and effective Commander in Chief. Those who say otherwise are suffering from denial or worse yet, Palin Derangement Syndrome. Everything under the sun has been attempted against this lady; yet she stands firm and tall. She is unapologetically ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. Michelle Bachmann, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, Rick Sanitorium (sorry–coudln’t resist) and Newt Gingrich cannot hold a candle to her trustworthiness and authenticity. Newt had the nerve to say Sarah Palin doesn’t have the gravitas to be President. Hmmmm. Going on a Greek Isles cruise certainly shows hallmarks of a committed and ambitious leader. Have I mentioned I would consider it an honor and privilege to cast my vote for her in the primary and the general?

  17. Tinker says:

    Great column Tammy! I would only change one word… the presidency will be “ours.” :o) which it has not been for a very long time. It goes back to the very important point you made about trust. It will be like having our best friend house sit for us. A friend who knows you and how you think and live, so they take care of your house in the way you would. I trust Palin in that way.

  18. happyhunter says:

    I hope Sean has you on his show next week when you are in NY to discuss this. We shall see, you need more exposure, you are the only one who is making any sense.

  19. makeshifty says:

    I only watched a bit of the Republican debate last night. Even though I don’t think Newt Gingrich has a chance (and I wouldn’t vote for him even if he did), I did like his comment on the question of judicial loyalty to this country. He’s talked about this on Fox News more in context, regarding the War on Terror, but it was a valid point. He talked about the judge in the case of the Times Square bomber asking the bomber how he could’ve carried out the plot when he swore an oath of loyalty to this country to become a U.S. citizen. The answer was obvious to me, but it was funny to hear Gingrich give the bomber’s response: “You are my enemy. I lied.” Like, DUH! I could almost imagine what was going through the bomber’s mind, “What are you, a dumb$&*#?? It’s a wonder we haven’t conquered you yet!”

  20. Tammy says:

    Thanks Honey 🙂 I really look forward to the seeing you and your Scottsdale Tea Partiers in October!

  21. Shifra says:

    Tammy, when you are in NYC, could you please have “a little talk” with Coulter? First, have her read your article, and then please convince her (you may be the only one who can!) to stop with the “Christie babbling.”

  22. ffigtree says:

    Great way to start the conversation Tammy! Yes, the conversation about the political elite vs the American people must be discussed now. The only candidate to beat Obama will be the candidate who is the exact opposite of Obama and not just have an R behind their name.

  23. Reb says:


    It was a great column – I posted there as RebinTexas….am a huge Sarah supporter and also tried to speak to a few of the Ron Paul people – because Sarah has some of that libertarian blood in her – since he has no chance, would love to have them join us. You do a great job Tammy – thank you – I’ve appreciated being a TAM.


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