From the presidential peanut gallery in New Hampshire…
The Tea Party has declared Mitt Romney is a non-starter for them. Their reigning spokesperson Sarah Palin weighed in from New Hampshire, as Romney declared his candidacy in a speech that claimed “Barack Obama has failed America.”
When a reporter followed up that Romney has distinguished his state mandate from the federal one President Obama signed into law in 2010, Palin responded that even state mandates are problematic.
“He makes a good argument there that it does. States rights and authority and responsibility allowed in our states makes more sense than a big centralized government telling us what to do,” she said.
“However, even on a state level and even a local level, mandates coming from a governing body, it’s tough for a lot of us independent Americans to accept, because we have great faith in the private sectors and our own families … and our own businessmen and women making decisions for ourselves. Not any level of government telling us what to do.”
Don’t look now but we now know Sarah Palin’s role. She’s the wingnut ombudsman from Tea Party country putting the Republican establishment on notice. Keeping them honest, making sure they are held accountable.
From this perch she’ll throw pot shots at presidential wannabes not keeping true to We the People, as defined by the Tea Party people, a significant group that holds sway over who wins the primary. It’s from here she’ll also amass her platform for Fox News channel as conscience of the new conservatives.
Barry Goldwater is cringing from beyond.