Palin plugs Florida Republicans – and her TV show

* Tea Party darling advocates “bit of Reaganism” for US

* Preaches lower taxes, less government intervention

* Calls upcoming Nov. 2 vote “election of a lifetime”

By Barbara Liston

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct 23 (BestGrowthStock) – Former Alaska Governor
Sarah Palin rallied Republican candidates in Florida on
Saturday by pillorying President Barack Obama’s healthcare
reforms and economic policies — and she also used her speech
to plug her new TV reality show “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

At a Republican rally in Orlando, Florida, the Tea Party
favorite and former vice presidential candidate invoked former
Republican President Ronald Reagan as an example of the kind of
conservative policies she said America needed.

“What this great country needs is a little bit of good old
Reaganism — lower taxes, less government intrusion and
overreach, smaller, smarter government,” Palin said, drawing
cheers of approval from the partisan crowd.

With many ordinary Americans still feeling the pain of the
recession in their daily lives, Obama and the Democrats face
the prospect of big losses in the Nov. 2 midterm congressional
elections.

Many pollsters predict Republicans will win enough seats to
take control of the House of Representatives, which could put
the brakes on Obama’s legislative agenda. Surveys show
Democrats are also likely to lose Senate seats but could keep a
slim majority in the chamber.

Palin, who is widely thought to be weighing a run for U.S.
president in 2012, repeatedly pressed the idea of the Nov. 2
vote being a referendum on Obama’s performance in office,
calling the upcoming ballot “the election of a lifetime”.

“Our government and our country have really gotten off
track … but nothing we can’t fix with a good old fashioned
election,” she said, speaking after addresses by Republican
National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and Florida’s U.S.
Senate candidate Marco Rubio.

Against a background in Florida of a more than 11 percent
jobless rate and a high number of home foreclosures, Rubio is
comfortably leading independent Charlie Crist and Democrat
Kendrick Meek in the Sunshine State, an influential swing state
in U.S. elections.

Playing up the country’s economic woes, especially at the
level of the “little guy” ordinary citizen, Palin said Obama
and the Democrat leaders “have created for us a blueprint of
things that don’t work in this country”.

Blasting Obama’s healthcare overhaul and economic stimulus
spending, she said America wanted “a fiscally and physically
secure nation” and said the president should apologize for
millions of Americans who were out of work.

At the beginning of her speech, Palin suggested Floridians
watch her upcoming “docu-series” reality show, “Sarah Palin’s
Alaska”, which will debut next month and focus on the northern
U.S. state’s outdoor attractions. [ID:nN15206674]

“You’re lucky, you’re going to get to learn a little bit
more about my state here in the coming weeks,” she said.

In a joking reference, she predicted defeat for Obama in
the 2012 presidential election, saying her TV show would be
followed by a sequel called “Barack Obama’s Golf Courses”,
which she said would start up “sometime November 2012”.
(Editing by Pascal Fletcher and by Philip Barbara)

Palin plugs Florida Republicans – and her TV show