A group called The Earthquake Movement has put up a series of billboard ads in Cedar Rapids, IA, supporting Sarah Palin for the Republican presidential nomination.
An electronic billboard on Council Street NE has recently been displaying a series of four advertisements with messages like, “Nominate Sarah Palin for President,” and “Sudden and Relentless Reform – Delegates are Unbound,” as well as “Palin 2012” and “Sarah Palin Supporters Unite.”
According to a representative of the group, they have sent informational packets to delegates around the country, asking them to support the nomination of Palin in the first round of voting at the Republican National Convention. The packets also ask for delegates to nominate Palin in the second round if presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney does not receive the required number of delegates in the first round.
The Earthquake Movement has also distributed information on Palin’s “record, accomplishments and why we think she is the person who can excite the base and defeat President Obama in November.”
“We are finding a lot of unhappy Republican voters,” they say in an email. “They feel like the RNC is not listening to them and based on voter turn out in the primaries and what we are hearing from Conservative Americans, they want her to emerge from the convention as the nominee. They are also very angry that she was not given a prime time speaking spot at the convention and are wondering if the RNC is attempting to shut her out because her message resonates with so many of us fly-overs. Are they afraid if she speaks prior to the vote or at all, we will have an averted Reagan experience?”
In my opinion, that ranks right up there among the saddest, most pathetic thing I have ever seen. Sort of reminiscent of the people who insist that Elvis Presley never died, or that JFK still survives on a Greek Island in the Aegean Sea in a vegetative state, and Jackie married Onassis only as a sham so she could be near Jack without raising suspicion.
Attention, Sarah Palin sycophants: Folks it’s done and over with. Sarah Palin is no longer relevant. Even you have to admit that she was kind of crazy and terminally under qualified to be the President of the United States. So you have to come to terms with the fact that she will never be a candidate for anything significant again. Ever. Anywhere. For any reason.
In other words her political career is dead. Not dormant. Not in hibernation. Not waiting on the cusp of history. It is dead. Certifiably, unequivocally, dead. The corpse of her career has been cremated, so it can never rise again. And before that it had a stake driven through its heart. She had her day in the sun. Now it’s over with. Get used to living in the shadows with her, or step up and embrace someone or something with a future.
That’s my advice.