National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Palin on the Airwaves

In case you doubted Sarah Palin’s ability to connect with a key – perhaps the key – demographic in a GOP presidential primary, conservative women, check out the latest video from SarahPAC. As I wrote in the print edition of NCR last year, the role of conservative women in shaping the modern Republican Party goes back to the fight against sex education in the public schools in the 1960s. Mike Huckabee’s campaign was built on the organizational strength of the home-schooling movement, a movement that is dominated by women. And, Palin has something going for her that Huckabee doesn’t: She can address a roomful of women and say “we.”

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Feature-flag_GSR_start-reading.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

August 15-28, 2014

08-15-2014.jpg

Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.