The 2008 vice presidential candidate said the left "will stop at nothing" to try to distract voters from the sorry economic state the nation is in because of Obama's failed policies. The president, she remarked, will lead us on a path away from the constitution and beyond bankruptcy.
Palin also observed that she doesn't see the political right unifying against Obama to the extent that she believes it needs to do to defeat the president and his party in the 2012 election. As an example she cited the "power grab some in the machine" executed at the RNC convention today to suppress the influence of conservative grassroots activists.
The Tea Party favorite praised former president Ronald Reagan as a leader "who had the gut instinct to turn to we the people." She was quick to point out that she did not necessarily see Mitt Romney, who was officially nominated by the 2012 GOP convention for president this afternoon, as the antithesis of Reagan, but she had harsh words for some campaign aides who surround the former Massachusetts governor. "Some highly-paid consultants are there for a season, not a reason," she added.
The former Alaska governor said she is willing to "offer validation for underdog conservative candidates" who have the right message. She said she looks for reformers, "people with a record that I can trust," when she makes decisions whether to endorse and support down-ticket candidates. But she added that she won't campaign and insert herself into races and places where she hasn't been invited.
Audio courtesy of SarahNET | Cross-posted at US for Palin