In 2008 after John McCain lost the November election, he was unwilling to endorse Sarah Palin for President in 2012. Republicans have said that a Palin candidacy in 2012 would be “catastrophic” and compared the race to the“Apocalypse.” We thought the “end” would not come when Sarah Palin announced she would not seek the Republican nomination. She said in her letter of Oct. 5th, 2011:
“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 decimaintains this order.”
Hence Palin did not preclude the possibility that she would run if the people rose up and pleaded with her to run, or that she might run as the nominee from another party. Moreover, Palin has worked very hard for a little over one year to set the stage for a revolt against Mitt Romney. Certainly Palin has a history of supporting candidates other than the Republican favorites. Remember Palin’s endorsements of Joe Miller, Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Vaughn Ward,and Star Parker. More recently Palin has endorsed Fisher and Mourdock, which had the effect of splitting the Republican vote in the primaries.
A new report has just surfaced this weekend. It is reported as a “revolt” against Mitt Romney. Delegates to the RNC numbering 123, have filed claims in federal court against the RNC asserting that the RNC has used violence, intimidation, and ballot stuffing to prevent them from voting for the candidate of their choice. Defendants include the RNC and its Chairman Reince Priebus. The 123 Plaintiffs ask the Federal Judge to rule that they are “unbound to vote their conscience free from any intimidation from any person or entity.”
The Republican “mavericks” claim that in almost every state, the RNC has violated federal law by harassing delegates if they didn’t support Mitt Romney. The Plaintiffs have specifically requested that the Court order:
“the RNC to inform delegates that they can vote for the candidate of their choice; to reinstate delegates who lost their seats at the convention because they refused to sign loyalty affidavits; and to recount ballots by hand or hold another convention in areas “where the sanctity of the ballots are untrustworthy.”
If the Federal Judge rules in favor of the Plaintiffs, it seems more likely than ever that we will see a brokered convention. If that happens it will be more important than ever that readers tell any undecided voters to see this web site. It is ironic that it was the Republican party that facilitated the entry of Sarah Palin into American politics, and she will now be the downfall of the Republican Party.