Last Friday Sarah Palin appeared in Houston to campaign for Ted Cruz, running for the Republican Nomination for Senate in Texas. Cruz was the tea party candidate. He was running against David Dewhurst, who was endorsed by Rick Perry, and viewed as the Republican favorite to win. Dewhurst had served for years as Rick Perry’s Lt. Governor. Cruz won the nomination.
Next stop, Kansas City. In her ongoing quest for publicity and attention, Sarah Palin will appear tomorrow night to campaign for Sarah Steelman. Steelman is not the favored Republican candidate. John Brunner has a 33% favorability rating compared to Steelman’s 27%. At first glance John Brunner might be perceived to be Sarah Palin’s candidate, as he is new to politics. Brunner has NEVER served as a politician. He is a very successful businessman. Conversely, Sarah Steelman has been a state politician, and has voted to increase the debt in Missouri, and voted for millions of dollars in pork-barrel projects. She has voted against tort reform, and voted to increase tax on gasoline.
So, you may ask, “Why would Sarah Palin campaign for Cruz and Steelman?” The answer may be surprising. It may be that Sarah Palin is so invested in the Presidential Campaign that she will support anyone who is not a Romney supporter. As if there was still a question about who the Republicans will nominate, Sarah Palin seems to be unable, or unwilling, to fall in line to support the presumptive nominee.
Sarah Steelman has aired a commercial attacking Brunner for his “mountain of money,” causing workers to lose their jobs, and for failing to pay his taxes.
Funny that those are the identical criticisms of Mitt Romney.
Given the recent publicity regarding Sarah Palin not being invited to speak at the convention, it is not surprising that Sarah Palin would endorse a candidate that might choose not to attend the GOP Convention. Sarah Palin and the Tea Party candidates seem to be trying to send a message; Romney better move to the Right.
The funny thing is that either Sarah Palin fails to appreciate, or doesn’t care, that by pushing for the Republican Party to move further to the right, she may be helping Obama win reelection. Clearly the Tea Party members would never vote for Obama. They may not be happy with Romney, but surely they are more likely to vote for Romney than Obama. Yet Sarah Palin is so focused on her personal agenda, that she seems unwilling to work for a conservative cause, and instead seems to be only interested in promoting herself. Sarah Palin lost in 2008, and she’ll lose in 2012, even though she isn’t running.