Katie Pavlich

Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin will not be giving a speech at the RNC convention in Tampa at the end of the month. Instead, she will work to mobilize grassroots voters to support Romney/Ryan and will focus on taking back the Senate. Palin issued a statement about the decision on the blog of Fox News host Greta Van Susteren.

“…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”

In my opinion, it seems absolutely insane that John McCain is speaking at the RNC and Palin won't, however I respect her decision to allow others to have the spotlight this time around. Not to mention, she's already 4/5 when it comes to endorsed candidates winning races this year. Lets hope her proven endorsement record flips some seats in November.


Katie Pavlich

Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is a New York Times Best Selling author. Her new book Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women, will be published on July 8, 2014.

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