The Democratic National Committee had two words for rumored presidential hopeful Sarah Palin after her somewhat strange and garbled speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit: “Thank you!”
Just hours after hinting that she is “of course!” interested in a 2016 run for the presidency, Palin took to the stage at the Iowa Freedom Summit and delivered a 35-minute long speech that left both conservatives and liberals somewhat bewildered. Even some of those who attended the conference, which was full of conservative heavyweights like Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum, began to slowly trickle out as Palin’s speech meandered on, and the initial, explosive excitement over seeing Palin first appear slowly deflated. Eventually, the wild applause over her appearance slowed into halfhearted clapping and stretches of awkward silence.
True to form, Palin’s speech was fiery and passionate, but it did seem to lack substance and coherence. For example, Palin’s speech concentrated a great deal on some of her more recent actions that caused an uproar in the media, such as the photo she posted on social media of her son using the family dog as a step-stool.
“They’re howling through the press, you know, ‘cruelty to animals, Sarah Palin.’ Which surprised me considering what it does that Joni does to those poor defenseless really great tasting Iowa hogs. Yeah, not to mention what the president admitted to doing to those innocent Indonesian puppies.”
In fact, she spent much of her time lamenting about the unfairness of the media and liberals in general.
“Knowing what the media will do throughout 2016 to all of us, it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary…We the people, we realize that this is war, as I say, it is war for the solvency, the sovereignty of the United States of America. And we don’t sit on our thumbs this next time when one of our own is being crucified and falsely accused of whatever the hip activation of the day happens to be, right? Racism, sexism, whatever. Really, it’s kind of Orwellian observing how that works, that rule of Saul Alinsky’s I suppose, that the left employs. Disgusting charges from the left. You know, reverse them. It is they who point a finger who don’t realize they have triple that number of fingers pointing right back at them, revealing that they are the ones who really discriminate and divide.”
It was the abundance of rambling passages during Palin’s speech that prompted the Democratic National Committee’s Communication Director Mo Elleithee to issue a short statement responding to her speech — the two words that seem to both mock and dismiss Sarah Palin as a serious presidential contender: “Thank you!”
Watch the video below of Palin’s speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit in full and tell us what you think. Is Sarah Palin serious about running for president? And what are her chances, considering that many conservatives seem to have turned away from her?
And click here to take a look at Twitter’s hilarious reaction from both sides of the political aisle to Sarah Palin’s speech.