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Report: Sarah Palin turned down invitation to tonight's CNN/TPX debate
Texans for Sarah Palin ^ | 12 September 2011 | Josh Painter

Posted on 09/12/2011 2:48:42 PM PDT by Windflier

According to this post title at The Other McCain, Gov. Palin has turned down the invitation that CNN had extended to her to participate in the debate being sponsored tonight by the network and Tea Party Express. We had gathered as much when no news came over the weekend that she had accepted the invitation, and Greta Van Susteren announced that Sarah Palin would be a guest on her "On The Record" program tonight.

If she had accepted the CNN invitation to debate, it would have likely been a violation of her contract with Fox News, a job the governor doesn't appear quite ready to give up -- at least not just yet.

Stacy also reports the results of CNN's latest GOP presidential poll, which has Gov. Palin in third place with 15 percent, behind Ranger Rick with 30 percent and Mitt Romney with 18 percent.

- JP


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KEYWORDS: 2012election; 2012gopdebates; debates; palin; sarahpalin
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To: Longbow1969
Governor Palin is keeping her options open I suppose, but she has made exactly zero preparations to run for President in 2012


51 posted on 09/12/2011 4:15:48 PM PDT by tomkat (Sarah '12)
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To: Windflier

The same Poll asked who had the best chance of being elected, beating Obama and the result was;

[”Of all the questions in the CNN poll that was released today, the one on electability had to be the most important.’]

ORC International Poll — September 9 to 11, 2011

Question 42

Which Republican candidate do you think has the best chance of beating Barack Obama in the general
election next November?

Perry 42%
Romney 26%
Palin 7%
Gingrich 5%
Bachmann 5%
Paul 5%
Cain 3%
Huntsman 2%
Santorum * N/A


52 posted on 09/12/2011 4:16:38 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: thouworm

No. She never accepted.


53 posted on 09/12/2011 4:19:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Perry will have a hard time even winning the Texas primary if Palin does indeed run. I don’t blame you guys for trashing her and trying to keep her out. She will or she won’t but one thing is sure...if she does run she will beat our Governor as his support is very shallow. Hers is deep. If she does not run Perry won’t even come in second place at my house. We support conservative who actually believe what they say.


54 posted on 09/12/2011 4:23:02 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: mupcat

Didn’t they issue an invitation to Michelle Bachmann before she had formally declared for the first *debate*?


55 posted on 09/12/2011 4:23:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Longbow1969

It was clear from the onset that this was going to be an election cycle like no other— that we were going to hit early and hard. My stars, we’re under attack! The contenders were all aware of that. If they knew it, and we knew it, then you can bet Sarah knew it. The game has been on and the bench is emptied.


56 posted on 09/12/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: MestaMachine
Better than a debate why not call it the Ernest T Bass Roundtable discussion.

All we have tonight is a bunch of rock chunkers...

57 posted on 09/12/2011 4:25:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Polls are wondrous things to behold. I saw one today that had Perry first, romney second, Palin third, and Paul fourth ahead of Michele Bachmann by three points.


58 posted on 09/12/2011 4:27:51 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: HMS Surprise
It’s hard to find fault with her strategy, and anyone who still doubts that she is running should readjust their medication immediately.

If she is already running, as you and many others claim, isn't it unethical and dishonest for her to keep her FoxNews position, since they have made it clear since last spring that any candidate who worked for them would have to leave that position for the duration of the campaign? Isn't it dishonest for her to say on national television just a couple of days ago that she hasn't decided, if she really HAS decided and is running a "stealth" campaign? If she is willing to lie to Fox News and to her supporters just to continue receiving a paycheck and/or to gain a political advantage, what else will she lie about?

59 posted on 09/12/2011 4:30:30 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

” Better than a debate why not call it the Ernest T Bass Roundtable discussion. “

That is hillarious! The Ernest T. Bass Roundtable! Too funny! %:D


60 posted on 09/12/2011 4:31:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Windflier

This is real simple. Sarah Palin doesn’t need these debates to get her message out. She can get on TV anytime she wants. No sense exposing herself to inane questions by the media and loser contenders looking to gang up on her.


61 posted on 09/12/2011 4:33:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: CA Conservative

... says the supporter of the part time Governor from Texas.


62 posted on 09/12/2011 4:36:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: carjic
"I don’t blame you guys for trashing her and trying to keep her out."

LOL!

Apparently you haven't seen me on other threads begging and hoping she runs! Do a search, you'll find me chanting "RUN SARAH RUN!" a lot. You see I want Sarah Palin to run. The only way to convince her worshipers that she isn't going to ride a massive conservative mandate into The White House is for her to run and get her little rear end kicked. If she fails to run I'm going to have to listen to her worshipers talking about how "invincible" she would have been if she had chosen to run.

No my FRiend. I WANT Sarah Palin to run for president.

63 posted on 09/12/2011 4:36:16 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: Longbow1969

BS, Hucklebuck’s contract was ending and was up for renewal.
It was his choice to renewthe contract and NOT run.
And why do you conveniently overlook the several other statements in my post? How many people set their DVRs or clear their schedule to watch Santorum or Gingrich...ever?
Because they DO for a Sarah Palin appearance.


64 posted on 09/12/2011 4:36:16 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: MestaMachine

” Polls are wondrous things to behold. I saw one today that had Perry first, romney second, Palin third, and Paul fourth ahead of Michele Bachmann by three points. “

I so agree with you. The “polls” are fun if they go our way, but you’re right. They are incidental. Then their is Rasmussen, who has the chops and the historical accuracy of a laser. I stick with Rasmussen for the facts and check there daily on Obama and on the race when they post it.


65 posted on 09/12/2011 4:36:47 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: MestaMachine
I said a while ago that more to the point, Fox will NOT allow her to end her contract and it has spurred some animosity between her and Fox.

Actually, if Sarah announces her candidacy, Fox will end her contract for her, even against her will - they already did that to Gingrich and Santorum. Now, I don't know if there might be financial consequences for Sarah over that, but she certainly can get out of the contract if she wishes.

66 posted on 09/12/2011 4:38:03 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: RitaOK
It was clear from the onset that this was going to be an election cycle like no other— that we were going to hit early and hard. My stars, we’re under attack! The contenders were all aware of that. If they knew it, and we knew it, then you can bet Sarah knew it. The game has been on and the bench is emptied.

Obama is trying to run the Harry Truman "do nothing congress" routine of decades ago. There isn't anything especially new about it. Campaigns are ALWAYS rough and tumble and if you've been around for very long you should know that.

Palin does not know anything any other candidate doesn't know. The only difference is her negatives are astronomically bad and if she were planning to run for president she has conducted the absolute worst run up to announcing a campaign of any candidate I can remember in recent history. Quitting her job as governor, doing fluff RealityTV, hit and run appearances to grab media attention from other candidates, etc, has not worn well with Republican primary voters and the polls show this clearly.

She's not running.

67 posted on 09/12/2011 4:39:24 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: All

I swear you Perry supporters sound scared of her.


68 posted on 09/12/2011 4:46:01 PM PDT by McGruff (Why settle for second best.)
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To: Artemis Webb

She may win. She may lose. But if Perry wins...we all lose. He is a talker NOT a doer. This is on my ping list. We will talk.


69 posted on 09/12/2011 4:46:26 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: Clyde5445

Hahahahahaha!


70 posted on 09/12/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: CA Conservative

Well, since you don’t know and I don’t know the exact wording or circumstances of her contract, I will defer to Sarah’s smarts. She will do whatever she will do and I am just fine with that.
I have watched all the *debates* so far, and they were ridiculous. Why allow the msm to tear you down and make you look foolish while you KNOW they are in obama’s hip pocket?
Honestly. Have you seen ONE debate that was worth watching?
And tonight’s will be worse because you will have Michele Bachmann losing her mind and landing low blows on Rick Perry. That will help. Sure it will. /s
Prediction. After tonight, Bachmann is gonzo.


71 posted on 09/12/2011 4:51:07 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: MestaMachine
And why do you conveniently overlook the several other statements in my post?

My criticism of your post was that it was a ridiculous theory, completely destroyed by the facts, on why Palin can't declare for President because of her contract with Fox News.

There is nothing in any of your posts that make any sense. It doesn't matter how many people DVR Gingrich or Santorum. It just isn't relevant because Fox has made it clear what their policy is and they are not treating her any different. The fact STILL remains, if Palin wants to run for President all she has to do is say the word and she will be suspended from Fox and free to rock and roll down the campaign trail. Fox is simply not blocking Palin's entry into the race. She can announce at any time and just hasn't.

Look, you obviously didn't know all the facts here. We're all wrong sometimes. Just let this one go.

72 posted on 09/12/2011 4:51:07 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: HMS Surprise

Primaries are like the Tour de France. You don’t win them, you just lose them. Last man (or woman) standing gets the trophy/nomination. Don’t count her out. She’s just letting the other candidates shoot themselves in the foot.


73 posted on 09/12/2011 4:55:18 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: Longbow1969

THIS cycle sees Marxism institutionalized. This cycle is based on wonderment if it can even BE reversed it’s so pervasive. How many presidential terms will it take? The schools are churning out more of the same after now generations and we wonder why the enemy is within. Early and hard running for this cycle was mandatory and we all know it. We must have a leader early to rally a nation even if he is still in a campaign condition. There is no “official” push back until a contender rates being official. When the gap becomes wide enough that all comes together. I do not want Romney to be the nominee.


74 posted on 09/12/2011 4:56:44 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: cripplecreek
Sadly I was mistaken in my belief that conservatives had learned anything from previous elections. Unfortunately conservatives are even more willing to trade their principles for the first RINO to rattle the grain bucket. It just amazes me that now we’re not only trying to eliminate candidates before the first vote is taken but even before the candidates even decide on running.

I agree 100%. We are still months away from the Iowa caucus and already we have chicken littles running around proclaiming that it's "too late, too late" for others to get into the race.

Palin is doing the right thing by sitting the early part of the campaign out. Nothing good can come from Palin getting into the race too early. She already has near 100% name recognition and it is wise to let the current field settle out a bit. I can understand people like Santorum, Perry and Bachmann being in the race this early because they need to introduce themselves to a national audience.

If Palin waits so long to get into the race that she starts missing filing dates for primaries, then I could better understand all the hand-wringing. But until then, I think we need to trust that the lady knows what she is doing and she will be in this race all in good time.

75 posted on 09/12/2011 4:58:33 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (Waiting for Palin)
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To: Longbow1969

Oh. And here I thought we were talking about an appearance on CNN whether she was a canddidate or not.

Repeat from first post:

“She HAS been trying to reach out to other networks in ways that she does not break her contract with Fox, but she can’t sit for an interview or appear as a guest on any other network. I really don’t think she has a choice.”


76 posted on 09/12/2011 4:59:02 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Clyde5445

"We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.
So now he’s shouting all aboard the bullet train to bankruptcy. The 2012 election begins here.
We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mr. President, game on!”
- Sarah Palin Madison, Wisconsin. April 16, 2011.
Run, Sarah, Run!

77 posted on 09/12/2011 5:19:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: rintense

CNN wanted rating.


78 posted on 09/12/2011 5:27:20 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: "You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: ConservativeDude
THIS is what we KNOW at this point in time.

LOL!...nobody cares about facts C Dude.

79 posted on 09/12/2011 5:30:30 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (FREE YOUR BREASTS! FREE YOUR MIND!)
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To: Clyde5445

Of course they did. Palin is smarter than that.


80 posted on 09/12/2011 5:34:05 PM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
September 2007 Republican Candidate Poll:

Over the past four months, Rasmussen Reports polling has consistently shown Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani holding the top two slots in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. During that time, the weekly poll results have shown Thompson’s support ranging from a low of 20% to a high of 28%. Giuliani’s range has been similar, from 19% to 27%. Although Thompson and Giuliani are the frontrunners, both men still have plenty of detractors who say they can’t possibly win the nomination.

For the week ending September 23, it’s Thompson 26% and Giuliani 22%.

Occupying a precarious niche somewhere between the frontrunners and the also-rans are John McCain and Mitt Romney. Both men were early favorites of Washington pundits but haven’t done as well among Republican primary voters. During the past four months, McCain’s support has ranged from 11% to 14%. Romney’s range has been from 11% to 15%.

Romney needs to win in Iowa and win big in New Hampshire if he is to remain a viable top-tier candidate. In both states, he began advertising early, spent more money than any other candidate, and set high expectations. However, his lead is down to just three points in the latest Rasmussen Reports poll of New Hampshire primary voters. In addition to doing well in Iowa and New Hampshire, Romney has to hope that those states have as much impact as they did in the pre-internet era. Interestingly, Romney now has essentially the same tactical strategy that Barack Obama is counting on in the Democratic nominating competition.

McCain has an even tougher road ahead of him. It is hard to see him getting the nomination barring significant mistakes by Giuliani, Thompson, and Romney.

Still, as we noted last week, the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination remains very fluid. Thompson is still seen by Republican voters as the most conservative candidate in the field while Giuliani is seen as the most electable.

Rasmussen Reports conducts national telephone surveys on the Presidential race every night and releases updated data from our Presidential Tracking Poll by noon each day, Monday through Friday.

Those results are based upon a four-day rolling average and provide a quick update on the race.

In addition to the daily tracking poll, Rasmussen Reports provides weekly results to provide a longer-term overview of the race. These updates are based upon nightly telephone surveys. Results are reported based upon interviews conducted on the seven days up to and including the night before posting.

For the seven days ending September 23, 2007 show that Fred Thompson earns 26% of the vote while Rudy Giuliani attracts 22%. They are followed by John McCain at 14%, Mitt Romney at 12%, Mike Huckabee at 6%, and four other candidates who split 4% of the vote while 17% are undecided. Those other four candidates, mentioned by name in the polling question, are Sam Brownback, Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter, and Tom Tancredo (review history of weekly results).

The seven day results typically include interviews with more than 1,000 Likely Republican Primary Voters. This includes both Republicans and those independents likely to vote in a Republicans Primary. In some state primaries, independent voters are allowed to participate in party primaries while in others they are excluded. The margin of sampling error for the weekly update is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Updates prior to July 16 were based upon four days of polling conducted the Monday through Thursday preceding release.

Rasmussen Reports continuously updates general election match-ups and other key stats for all Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates.

From FR

81 posted on 09/12/2011 5:34:53 PM PDT by rintense (Polls are for strippers and cross country skiing. ~ Sarah Palin, 9.3.11)
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To: MestaMachine
“She HAS been trying to reach out to other networks in ways that she does not break her contract with Fox, but she can’t sit for an interview or appear as a guest on any other network. I really don’t think she has a choice.”

Who cares? It's not relevant to anything. People sign exclusivity contracts and check to see what the boundaries are. Again, it has nothing to do with whether Fox is keeping her from announcing for President. Right this very minute Governor Palin could pick up the phone, call Roger Ailes, announce she plans to run for President, and she'd be suspended or released from her contract with Fox immediately.

Palin has not announced for President because she simply doesn't want to.

82 posted on 09/12/2011 5:39:05 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: cc2k
And make no mistake, this is a CNN debate masquerading as a "TEA Party" event. They want the TEA Party there to make these candidates look extreme. The folks at CNN are in no way trying to legitimize the TEA Party. They are trying to support The Won's statement this morning that the TEA Party is so extreme, and that "the vast majority of Americans" have rejected the TEA Party and what it stands for. That's the goal tonight, along with tying the Republican candidates to that (supposedly) rejected platform.

Absolutely agree.
83 posted on 09/12/2011 5:43:24 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom. Freddd is Gay)
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To: MestaMachine
Didn’t they issue an invitation to Michelle Bachmann before she had formally declared for the first *debate*?

You may be right---don't remember. Just seems like a very strange practice.

84 posted on 09/12/2011 6:50:51 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: MestaMachine

“They (FOX) might be trying to hold on to her until they think she would no longer be a viable candidate.”

Fox was questionable from the beginning, since they saw fit to bring a bloke like Whorealdo on board. FOX is certainly capable of trying to hold Sarah ‘hostage’.


85 posted on 09/12/2011 6:53:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: Longbow1969

Love the phrase “tease campaign”.

As mid-to-end September nears, there will be more excuses as to why she hasnt announced. Now they start blaming FOX as if the contract with FOX is prohibiting her from running for President. Oct 31 is the last possible day, I believe. At the start of Oct, a number of Palin supporters will start looking towards that date and telling others how Reagan didnt announce until Nov, how she doesnt need to announce early, etc etc.

These fans need to understand she is in it for the money, nothing else. She is going to milk all sources until they run dry.


86 posted on 09/12/2011 7:21:33 PM PDT by gingerales
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To: Longbow1969

Love the phrase “tease campaign”.

As mid-to-end September nears, there will be more excuses as to why she hasnt announced. Now they start blaming FOX as if the contract with FOX is prohibiting her from running for President. Oct 31 is the last possible day, I believe. At the start of Oct, a number of Palin supporters will start looking towards that date and telling others how Reagan didnt announce until Nov, how she doesnt need to announce early, etc etc.

These fans need to understand she is in it for the money, nothing else. She is going to milk all sources until they run dry.


87 posted on 09/12/2011 7:29:11 PM PDT by gingerales
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
The same Poll asked...

PF, you're not talking to a roomful of mush-brained liberals who will nod their heads like Pavlov's dog every time you mention the word "poll".

You're talking to some of the most well-informed people on the planet. Most of them probably just had a chuckle reading your post of that meaningless poll. Name me one poll from any presidential primary that held true, fourteen months out from the general election.

You can't do it, which says to me, that you posted that information is for propaganda purposes only.

88 posted on 09/12/2011 7:45:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gingerales
At the start of Oct, a number of Palin supporters will start looking towards that date and telling others how Reagan didnt announce until Nov, how she doesnt need to announce early, etc etc.

At this point I'm not even sure the "tease campaign" will end. I think she will announce she isn't running for the Republican nomination for president, which for her die hard supporters will leave them believing she might run 3rd party. Palin might even fan those flames by paying another visit to Trump. It's entirely clear she isn't actually running for President at this point and all the speculation has become completely silly.

89 posted on 09/12/2011 7:49:53 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SeaHawkFan
This is real simple. Sarah Palin doesn’t need these debates to get her message out. She can get on TV anytime she wants. No sense exposing herself to inane questions by the media and loser contenders looking to gang up on her.

Exactly right. She's holding trump cards that the others just don't possess. They have to be part of the bloody demolition derby that's playing out. She doesn't, and is very smart to steer clear until there's a clear advantage to be gained by officially declaring.

90 posted on 09/12/2011 7:49:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MestaMachine

Sarah isn’t a slave to Fox. She can terminate her contract with them in any number of ways, and you can bet your bottom dollar that her attorneys made sure that she had plenty of exit clauses.

From what I understand, she has the same terms that Newt had, i.e., if she files to run for the nomination, her contract is automatically suspended.


91 posted on 09/12/2011 7:56:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Astronaut
She’s a celebrity! She isn’t now, and never will be, a candidate for president in 2012.

Wow....that is a very convincing argument. Never heard it before .. *rolls eyes*

92 posted on 09/12/2011 7:58:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sudetenland
Not running

Drink!

93 posted on 09/12/2011 7:59:40 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Good for her. Why should she go get abused by Blitzed on CNN when she isn’t even a candidate? LOL! The left is flummoxed.


94 posted on 09/12/2011 8:00:09 PM PDT by redhead (Never Forget. Never Forget. NEVER FORGET!)
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To: Windflier

Ima waitin’. IF she says no, I’ll consider some other option but I swear I don’t see any right now and that just kicks my butt.


95 posted on 09/12/2011 8:08:40 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: cc2k
Very good points - especially this observation:

Why give the media chances to ask questions designed to make you look bad. The media is 100% on Obama's side in this race. Anything they are doing with the Republicans, they are doing to discredit all the Republican candidates.

The same logic explains her delayed entry into the race. There's simply nothing for her to gain by being a part of the early stages of this contest.

Cooler and wiser minds see this clearly. Even her unhinged detractors sense it, which is why they've seized on the "she's not running" mantra of the left to explain what she's doing.

They're actually scared to death that she really is running. It's a strange sort of paranoia, but interesting to watch.

96 posted on 09/12/2011 8:10:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MestaMachine
Ima waitin’. IF she says no, I’ll consider some other option but I swear I don’t see any right now and that just kicks my butt.

Mesta, you're smarter than the average bear. Surely you can't have watched her every move over the last eighteen months without gaining complete certainty that she's running, can you?

97 posted on 09/12/2011 8:12:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier; SeaHawkFan

“This is real simple. Sarah Palin doesn’t need these debates to get her message out”

She sure doesn’t. Every candidate running right now is repeating her message...and it shows. And people KNOW it. Why settle for cheap imitations when you can have the real thing?
THAT is why we wait.


98 posted on 09/12/2011 8:14:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Windflier

Nope. I can’t even conceive of it.


99 posted on 09/12/2011 8:15:52 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: redhead
Good for her. Why should she go get abused by Blitzed on CNN when she isn’t even a candidate?

Oh, we may disagree on whether she's a candidate. She may not have officially declared, but there's no question that she's campaigning for the nomination. The fact that she can do this without being a declared candidate says everything about the strength of her position within the field.

She's the 8,000 pound Godzilla from Wasilla, and can afford to wait out the bloody demolition derby that's going on now. We would have stopped talking about any other prospective candidate long ago, if they'd held out this long.

Not Sarah. She gets more attention than all the rest combined, even while keeping her lip zipped about her intentions. Tell me what other prospective candidate could do that?

100 posted on 09/12/2011 8:18:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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