Sarah Palin has done and said many foolish things. She is a hypocrite and a liar. She is a manipulator. She is dishonest. However the most illuminating event of her career as a politician was quitting her job as Governor. By quitting it was clear that she was unwilling to do the hard work necessary to fight for any principle in which she believed. By quitting she demonstrated that she felt no sense of loyalty to the people who had worked to make her election become a reality. When she quit her job as Governor, she confirmed that every person who had donated money to her campaign had wasted their money.
Now it appears that there is a real possibility that Trump will quit, either before the convention, or even after he gets the nomination. If he wins the nomination, and the Presidency, he might quit then.
When asked if he might quit after winning the election Donald Trump said: “I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens.” To even taunt reporters suggesting that quitting might be an option is unforgivable. Even if Trump believes he can make America great again, suggesting that he might quit is an indication that he might decide America is simply not worth it. Trump wrote The Art of the Deal. Amazon indicates it is the best selling business book of all time. Imagine the horror of watching Trump win the election, quit, and then write another best-seller, The Art of Quitting.
Remember when he introduced Palin, and made a point of saying that he RESPECTED her.
Who respects a quitter, except another quitter?
Sarah Palin would be the perfect person to write the forward to Trump’s book.
Perhaps the greatest President in American history was Abraham Lincoln. He is a perfect example of a person who never quit in spite of repeated hardship and failure.
Abraham Lincoln Didn’t Quit
- 1816 His family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support them.
- 1818 His mother died.
- 1831 Failed in business.
- 1832 Ran for state legislature – lost.
- l832 Also lost his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get in.
- 1833 Borrowed some money from a friend to begin a business and by the end of the year he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this debt.
- 1834 Ran for state legislature again – won.
- 1835 Was engaged to be married, sweetheart died and his heart was broken.
- 1836 Had a total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six months.
- 1838 Sought to become speaker of the state legislature – defeated.
- 1840 Sought to become elector – defeated.
- 1843 Ran for Congress – lost.
- 1846 Ran for Congress again – this time he won – went to Washington and did a good job.
- 1848 Ran for re-election to Congress – lost.
- 1849 Sought the job of land officer in his home state – rejected.
- 1854 Ran for Senate of the United States – lost.
- 1856 Sought the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention – get less than 100 votes.
- 1858 Ran for U.S. Senate again – again he lost.
- 1860 Elected president of the United States.
If America elects any person who suggests, even before they are elected, that they might quit after the election, then we are the fools if we elect such a person.