Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Sarah Palin's Monumental Speech
Sarah Palin has made it cool to be a conservative.
The Lamestream Media had all but written off the former Alaska governor. They called her irrelevant.
But alas the Mama Grizzly came out of hibernation. She rose up and stole the show. I know. I was geeking out in the second row.
"I would not be in the U.S. Senate today if it were not for Governor Palin,” declared Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as he introduced Palin to a packed house of cheering fans.
And personally – I would not be involved in politics as a college student had it not been for Gov. Palin.
Not only did she endorse a diverse and young batch ofcongressional candidates—who eventually won their seats, she also inspired thousands of young students to stop complaining about politics and do something about it.
Palin drew major accolades with a single act of defiance – she displayed a Big Gulp – and then gave a shout-out to young conservatives and College Republicans.
"I am so proud of you guys, all of you,” she said. “You are so bold. You guys keep your courage up, and my only piece of advice, because I'm a Mom, is ya gotta be thinking Sam Adams, not drinking Sam Adams."
Palin used humor to communicate policy that connects well with average, disenfranchised Americans. Her klout within conservative and independent circles is unmatched.
She recognizes that in order to make real change, you have to influence culture as well as politics. She has done this through her books, “Going Rogue” and “America By Heart,” and with the books she is writing this year - from fitness to food to Christmas. She even opened her home to the world with the 8-week docu-series, Sarah Palin's Alaska.
It is this reason that Palin has been trending on Twitter for the last three days: #SarahPalinDoes, #LibertyPose, Big Gulp,Sam Adams and #CPAC2013. She remains to be relevant because she's not afraid to buck convention and be counter-cultured.
Unlike many of the politicians at CPAC, Palin understands what motivates young conservatives.
"We're not here to rebrand a party,” she said. “We're here to rebuild a country."