It would be difficult to dispute the fact that “Citizen Sarah” Palin is one of the most effective voices in conservatism today…the evidence speaks for itself.
On issue after issue…from healthcare to national security to quantitative easing, Citizen Sarah has “led from the front”, presenting a stark contrast between herself and media proclaimed frontrunners such as Romney or Pawlenty.
For the midterm elections, Rick Santorum rightly conceded she was THE endorsement candidates craved. And for good reason. Her tireless resolve and fundraising heft resulted in an impressive list of wins on her electoral scorecard.
And she did it all without a title next to her name.
Yes…Citizen Sarah has been a powerful influence, a solid voice, a bold warrior and a centering presence for those of us who yearn for a smaller, smarter government that works for us. Citizen Sarah inspired me (and no doubt countless others…an “army of Davids”) that I didn’t need to hold any kind of office to make a difference. I didn’t need to have a title to work with my local tea party and lobby our representatives effectively. I didn’t need to be anything other than who I was…an American who loves this Republic with everything in her…to effect positive change.
All that said, it is becoming increasingly clear that the time of Citizen Sarah is rapidly drawing to a close.
You see…while Citizen Sarah can make…and has made a difference, Citizen Sarah cannot affect public policy.
Citizen Sarah cannot cut the federal budget and dismantle the outrageous, intrusive regulatory scheme.
Citizen Sarah cannot shut down the offices of the long stream of Czars who work outside the scope of the Constitution.
Citizen Sarah cannot nominate Supreme Court Justices who will honor the original intent of the Constitution as opposed to revisionism and leftist theory.
Citizen Sarah cannot ensure our troops are being sent on missions with clear objectives for the right reasons.
Citizen Sarah cannot demonstrate to the world that we will stand by our friends and allies, nor can she make it clear to our enemies that we will not back down in the face of their intimidation.
Citizen Sarah cannot allay the concerns of freedom loving people around the world that they will find a friend in the United States.
Citizen Sarah cannot cut Obamacare off at the knees.
As we look at the challenges we face as a nation, both domestically and internationally, we can only conclude that Citizen Sarah does not have the ability to do what we need.
And so…I can no longer support Citizen Sarah Palin.
The time has come for a new face to take Citizen Sarah’s place…someone who can do all of the above and more… who will, with a healthy dose of reluctance yet with a fire in her belly, accept the call of leadership with a servant’s heart.
The time has come for President Palin to grace the stage.
Crossposted at: Conservatives4Palin