Sarah Palin’s endorsement only hurts Donald Trump’s campaign

Jan 19, 2016, 5:59 PM
(AP Photos)...
(AP Photos)
(AP Photos)

On Tuesday, we witnessed the biggest endorsement for president thus far of the race for the White House in 2016.

Forget about MoveOn.org endorsing Bernie Sanders because, lets face it, the Democratic National Committee has already crowned Hillary Clinton as their nominee.

Donald Trump took another step towards an Iowa primary victory as the woman that derailed Sen. John McCain’s presidential run, Sarah Palin, threw her reality show circus behind the New York billionaire on Tuesday.

Look, I like Palin. I always have. I have backed her as a governor, a champion of powerful family women and the wife of a man that could kill any of us with one finger.

But let’s face it: She is political cancer outside of the Midwest.

Trump can ride this endorsement to victory in Iowa, but what about New Hampshire and beyond?

Let’s talk like adults: The vast majority of Americans are moving away from the MSNBC and Fox News crowds. They have moved to the center, aka where sanity lives.

This endorsement is a one-and-done deal. The Trump campaign needs to treat it as such or they, like McCain, are doomed.

I get it. Palin is more qualified to be commander in chief than many of the candidates that are running, but the left has done a great job in painting her as something that she is not: An idiot.

Trump needs to dance with the date that brought him. He has reached this level of support on his own because of who he is and how he creates a name for himself, not the words of other politicians.

Having political endorsements from campaigns past only takes Trump away from what has made him a viable representative of the American people. Basically, Palin’s endorsement only hurts him.

Trump needs to continue to dominate media attention by being, well, himself and not letting others use him to extend their own 15 minutes of fame.

Michael Russell

Mike Russell

Opinion: This walkout most likely will backfire on our teachers

Arizona teachers are refusing to recognize the optics of a walkout and don't seem to realize that it could alienate parents. There's a better way.
4 years ago
(Twitter Photo; Instagram Photo)...
Mike Russell

Opinion: Jay Feely’s prom photo with gun is dad’s right to make a joke

Over the weekend former Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely posted a picture on social media of his daughter and her date before heading to prom. The social media trolls jumped all over it.
4 years ago
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)...
Mike Russell

Opinion: Federal bump stock ban should worry both sides of the aisle

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to criminalize bump stocks. Mike Russell doesn't like them, but said the ban should worry both sides of the aisle.
5 years ago
Zachary Chakin holds up a sign as crowds of people participate in the March for Our Lives rally in ...
Mike Russell

Opinion: Takes on the past weekend’s three biggest stories

The first weekend of spring has sprung three huge news stories on us. Here’s Mike Russell's takes on this weekend’s big news hat trick.
5 years ago
(Pexels.com)...
Mike Russell

Opinion: HSUS’s accreditation drop should serve as wakeup call

The recent problems facing The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) should be a wakeup call for all of us that give to ANY charity.
5 years ago
(AP Photo/Adam Beam)...
Mike Russell

Opinion: Red for Ed duped Arizonans into backing politics, not teachers

Mike Russell writes that Arizonans were duped Wednesday when they wore red to support teachers. Instead, the unwittingly supported a political candidate.
5 years ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Children’s Cancer Network

Children’s Cancer Network celebrates cancer-fighting superheroes, raises funds during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Jace Hyduchak was like most other kids in his kindergarten class: He loved to play basketball, dress up like his favorite superheroes and jump as high as his pint-sized body would take him on his backyard trampoline.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
...
Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Why your student-athlete’s physical should be conducted by a sports medicine specialist

Dr. Anastasi from Mayo Clinic Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Tempe answers some of the most common questions.
Sarah Palin’s endorsement only hurts Donald Trump’s campaign