Mendte: Sarah Palin
NEW YORK, NY. (KPLR) – John McCain’s former running mate Sarah Palin is getting ready to hit the road to help republicans get nominated.
Larry Mendte suggests why she should bow out of politics for another option.
In a nation polarized by its politics, perhaps one of the most polarizing figures of the last five years is Sarah Palin.
Chances are just the mention of her name elicited some reaction from you.
At this same time last year, Sarah Palin’s speeches were being covered live by the networks, her book tour attracted record crowds and her bus tour attracted network embedded correspondents.
She was the rock star of politicians.
Oh what a difference a year makes.
This year FOX News and Palin parted ways, her reality show about Alaska is no more, she doesn`t get the same 6 figure fee on the speaking circuit.
In short her influence and her star power has waned.
If you read any of the coverage of Palin on the internet this week, you can see both the love and hate for her in the comment sections with many wishing she would just go away.
Palin instead has announced she will travel the country supporting conservative congressional candidates in 2014.
I think that is a mistake because before Katie Couric, game change, Tina Fey, death panels and accusing Barrack Obama of palling around with terrorists.
Sarah Palin was the most popular governor in the country because she had a compelling personal story; she was and is the mother of a child with Down syndrome.
When Palin campaigned, mothers with special needs children would flock to hear her speak.
At her speech during the republican convention Sarah Palin promised that if John McCain won parents with special needs children would have a friend in the white house.
Sarah Palin has the charisma and the fundraising ability to still be that friend.
Forge politics become a national advocate for special needs parents and their children; it would be the best thing Sarah Palin could do right now for the country and for Sarah Palin.