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Sarah Palin Deserves To Deliver Game Changer Speech At GOP Convention

Winning the presidency has a lot more to do with the charisma of the leader than it does with the policies that are brought to the American dinner table.  Just look at the last sorrowful example the country was saddled with in 2008 with the current president.  Now there is reportedly, current intrigue moving about in the backrooms of  GOP political leadership within Romney’s campaign concerning Sarah Palin. It is suggested that Romney is sitting pat on the idea of not issuing Sarah Palin VIP credentials to the August RNC Convention in Tampa, let alone giving her any real speaking role.

The pundits and Palin detractors having been speaking recently about how toxic the idea would be to let a energized Sarah Palin speech loose upon the conventioneers and of course, into millions of  American homes across the nation.  There are even those within the Republican establishment who want to hang everything that went so badly south in the John McCain  2008 presidential run at the feet of Sarah Palin.  Of course the accusation is absolutely unfounded.

Whatever went badly for Senator McCain had more to do with his own inability to project leadership, than it had to do with smarmy characterizations of Sarah Palin by comedienne Tina Fey portrayal of Palin in Saturday Night Live sketches. Or gotcha sophomoric media antics of  then CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric.

What has happened since then is a course correction in the grassroots embodied in the emergence of the Tea Party.   Its power and strength was given birth out of the  out of  the president’s failure to lead, except through growing taxation, and failing trillion dollar bailout deficit policies.

Millions of grassroots people became patriots with a principled purpose, in small towns, farming communities, suburbs and cities.  They refused to be sold down the “tax and spend” river by a new president who was making it his own personal mission to disassemble the job creating capacity of the free enterprise system and replace it with failed economic policies that were sealed with the bailout kiss of creeping socialism.  Palin saw that and Palin spoke forcefully against this manhandling of America by the new president.So you see, while the mainstream media was attacking Tea Party patriot activists, there was Sarah Palin, ignoring the media slap fits and barnstorming the country to reignite and reconnect American values and conservative principles with the people, the native born, the legally naturalized, and defending the unborn who needed protection and the everyday hardworking and far too many unemployed Joes and Janes.


This is the America that may be economically down, but its citizens still embrace their beliefs that President Ronald Reagan’s “Shining City on a Hill” is still possible.  They believe that this is still an attainable vision.


Sarah Palin has been that moral and principled quarterback in rallying behind this noble vision.  No matter how “corny” and “old fashioned” the liberal media has attempted to label her approach,  the Tea Party and its millions of heartland members and supporters understand and support these values that she advocates.


It is now up to Mitt Romney to make a choice that demonstrates leadership and courage to go against the Palin detractors in the Republican establishment.  Instead, the presidential candidate should go into a quiet room and ask himself: “Do I want to be president and be a game changer for America’s future or do I want to win the political confinement day but lose America’s future in November?”

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt


Sarah Palin does not need to be scripted in order to be invited to give a primetime speech.  Let her speak as she has already done to millions of Americans about their hearts and spirits that have grown weary from hope transformed into hopelessness and change now replaced with more of the same jobless heartache.


 Let Palin speak to an America that is rich in the strength of personal purpose and guided by unchanging ideals that have clarity gained from sweat of the brow and not a government handout or bailout.  This is the America that she must be invited to speak to at the August Republican convention.


Let Palin speak of the strength of purpose and commitment to ideals deeply imbedded to create businesses from the ground up and not at the government trough.


There is a stormy sea of discontent blowing across the nation’s heartland.   Her vibrant voice can help to bring renewed enthusiasm and reinforcement to the convention attendee’s clarity of purpose.  Equally important, Palin will also be speaking directly to Americans who do not want the nation relegated to the dust heap of history as a country that was abandoned by its political leaders and sold out to a new socialistic order.


Let Palin speak to those undecided who understand how a change in the White House Oval Office will truly be a celebration of a new vibrancy, and encompass a more successful vision and delivery from this continuing leadership of mediocrity.  Let Palin show with her firmness and tone, not only who we can be, but what version of history will become the nation’s possible future.


Let Palin remind America about the fierce and unyielding urgency of now, with the bully pulpit that a primetime national convention speech allows.  Mitt Romney should follow President Theodore Roosevelt’s advice, “Far better it is to dare mighty things.”


America is waiting to listen and America will act.


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Kevin Fobbs

Kevin Fobbs is the former Community Concerns columnist for 12 years with The Detroit News covering community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, government relations, education, and dispute resolution. He has written for "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA”, Fobbs was government and civic affairs director for SoulSource, a Christian news magazine, and host of The Kevin Fobbs Show www.kevinfobbs.com. He has written as the Christian and Culture examiner for Ann Arbor Examiner: https://www.examiner.com/x-33782-Ann-Arbor-Christianity--Culture-Examiner, and Ann Arbor and Cleveland Conservative Examiner: https://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-ann-arbor/kevin-fobbs His weekly faith-based Hearken The Watchmen column provides insight and answers on family, faith, and how to arrive at faith-based solutions to life challenges. His e-How articles range from, legal, health and education to electronic and culture and entertainment as well as home and business. Served 12 year as a gubernatorial appointee for Michigan’s Wayne County Social Services Board. He worked primarily on parenting and early childhood educational policy, domestic violence, family and children protection policy concerns. Developed programs to help parents develop healthy coping skills in the raising of their children. Was extensively involved in developing parental and child, family support networks at the local, county, and federal level. Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, writer, and national lecturer. He has been in the forefront of communications initiatives; devised and implemented strategies to win political and public support for client public policy issues and positions; directed electoral campaigns; and spearheaded as well as managed state and regional referendum, electoral, White House Initiatives, including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform. Faith-Based Initiatives and many others. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries. The American – Canadian Conservative Coalition (AC3) is a joint effort by grassroots Americans and Canadians to share information, issues, and policies that affect us individually and jointly. AC3 members are politically conservative and share the ideals of self-sufficiency, fair business competition, strong families, and joint homeland security. Above all, we believe in the right to freely exercise our chosen religion based on the principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law outlined in the founding documents of our country.

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  1. The fact that you repeat the reference to Katie Couric’s question of what newspapers she reads as a gotcha moment really says a lot about you. You are a member of the media, maybe not the “lamestream,” or–to be more accurate–credible, media, but a member of the media nonetheless. Couric did not ask her to compare the wing velocity of an African Sparrow to a European Sparrow. She asked her where she gets the news that helps her form her views. To respond to a question like that in the manner she did, Half-Governor Palin acted more like a young child who needed a nap than someone who would be next in line for the presidency.
    Anyhow, if the GOP wants to put her on the stage, go to. After hearing her insights on “death panels,” Bill Ayers and Obama being blood brothers they are so close, Paul Revere warning the British, and “blood libels,” I’m sure she will be a hit.

  2. John, you know, deep down that that ‘Half-Governor’ is 1000% more American than that 6% Black guy in the Oval Office. It’s truely a shame that the so enlightened media didn’t bother to dig 1% of what they did to Palin into Barry Soetoro. I will freely admit that McCain was just about the worst possible choice the Republicans could have come up with but perhaps they wanted it this way.

  3. I must admit, though, that a problem with Palin speaking at the convention is that her speech might well dominate the event and overshadow Romney (as she did at the last Repub convention with the weak RINO TRAITOR AMNESTY-JOHN.) That wouldn’t be good – Romney is what Americans have as the alternative to the worst president in American history. Distracting from his chance to win by showing him up has to be avoided.

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