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Open wish: Governor Palin declares, with the specific goal of causing a brokered convention.
(Stubborn Palin supporting vanity)

Posted on 12/19/2011 8:06:53 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network

Today I read several intriguing stories Palin had floated the idea that it's not too late for someone to enter the GOP race.

Read one on Drudge, and saw a couple right here.

Suddenly I felt that old optimism return. And would like to mention something as an open suggestion, I did not hear in the speculation and obligatory "she's not running" comments:


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KEYWORDS: cultofpalin; palin; palinvanity; palinworship; sarahpalin; vanity
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Everyone seems to be calculating based on the presumption, that if it's too late to get enough delegates to win, that it's too late to enter.

I disagree.

In the spirit of the Grizzly theme. I am reminded of the tongue in cheek story of the two hunters who are being chased by the bear, and one observes he doesn't need to be faster than the bear, just faster than his buddy...

I would like to observe please, it would not be too late for Palin, even if she were to enter the race after she's likely to win a landslide.

She would merely have to win enough delegates to deprive any of the current candidates, a first round majority.

Result: the widely discussed brokered convention.

It's clear, the GOP currently has no overwhelming champion. Hasn't, since Governor Palin announced she had decided not to run.

I say, she should run. With the unconventional but specific tactic, of running to prevent anyone from winning the first round vote.

Cause a brokered convention on purpose.

That's certainly unconventional in my book. :D

RUN GOVERNOR PALIN.

For America.

(and your supporters, but for America first)

At least discuss the possibility with the future First Snow Machine dude.

Thanks for listening.

1 posted on 12/19/2011 8:06:57 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Not This Sh*t Again.


2 posted on 12/19/2011 8:08:43 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Why not? The GOP is already a bad joke. Might as well go whole hog.


3 posted on 12/19/2011 8:09:18 PM PST by Huck (No.)
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To: Patrick1

The Ultimate Free Republic Headline:

“Palin may run again but never really ran in the first place, pitbulls, Catholics and Mormons hardest hit.”


5 posted on 12/19/2011 8:10:43 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

An intriguing gambit. Especially if things start looking grim, with Romney appearing to run away with the nomination.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 8:10:46 PM PST by greene66
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To: Patrick1

Obligatory “Not This Sh*t Again.” response.

That was quick. :D


7 posted on 12/19/2011 8:10:46 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I really think the headlines were overly dramatic and a tad misleading - after reading what she actually said in context.

And if I’m not mistaken, isn’t she a free trader - and aren’t you most decidedly NOT that?


8 posted on 12/19/2011 8:12:33 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: hinckley buzzard

You stay classy.


9 posted on 12/19/2011 8:12:49 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

future First Snow Machine dude??

what the heck is that?


10 posted on 12/19/2011 8:12:56 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Yep, I posted this hopeful scenario 11/15/2011.
11 posted on 12/19/2011 8:13:08 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: Huck

I agree. The rest of the field just does not inspire confidence or fighting spirit. All I see is they want to win.

If Sarah got in, things would start cooking again, fast.

She could definitely take out Obama.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 8:13:34 PM PST by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

None of the candidates running, share my position on trade.

Doesn’t mean I won’t vote for someone.

Or give up my beliefs.

Just the way things are right now. One does not have to lock-step with a candidate, to support them.


13 posted on 12/19/2011 8:14:50 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I just watched her interview with Eric Bolling. Eric gave her an opportunity to say ‘thanks but no thanks’ when he asked the big question about running and she wouldn’t do it. She definitely left the door wide-open

She was on fire too against Obama


14 posted on 12/19/2011 8:14:50 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
You knows what? I hear the liberals blabbering at work -- it's all they do. And you knows what? They're amused at the opposition. They're not panicked, like they were a year ago. They're amused, because the so called "conservatives" are wet tissue.

We don't stand a chance unless they're panicking. And the only person who could make them panick is Sarah Palin. Herman Cain did for a bit, but they knuckled him under. They can't knuckle Sarah Palin under.

I was very disappointed that she opted to not run.

As long as the liberal slackers are amused, we are so screwed.

15 posted on 12/19/2011 8:15:31 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

RUN, SARAH, RUN. To hell with the rest of the useless lot.


16 posted on 12/19/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: RushingWater

You think that’s a good idea?


17 posted on 12/19/2011 8:16:49 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I think if ORomney looks like he may get the whole thing, then I think Sarah will spring into action, weather or not she enters or helps someone Else take back the nomination from ORomney, I cannot say, be we cannot let the Whig leadership just through another presidential election, the fate of the country is at stake, and I don't think Sarah will just sit back and let that happen.
18 posted on 12/19/2011 8:17:14 PM PST by KC_Lion (I won't vote for a Pseudo Democrat Like I did in '08, I will write in Sarah's name if I have too!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Palin pi$$ed me off with her games...but I’d vote for her before I’d vote for any of the current candidates.


19 posted on 12/19/2011 8:17:14 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: mamelukesabre

I tell you.

There’s no humor, among the anti-Palin minions.

Just a dark discouraging misty gray.

(remembering that cartoon donkey, always in a funk)


20 posted on 12/19/2011 8:17:28 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

>> Just the way things are right now. One does not have to lock-step with a candidate, to support them. >>

I totally agree with that - it did just strike me that you are so ardently anti free trade and so ardently pro Palin.

But I find it refreshing - and unusual around here - to see the open acknowledgement that it is foolish to hold out for someone you are 100% in lock step with. I commend you for that.


21 posted on 12/19/2011 8:18:30 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Ronin

She could take him out to dinner maybe. They could have pizza with Trump. Other than that, she’d just help sink the GOP even deeper into disarray—if that’s even possible. But hey, whatever floats your boat. I think she’s just manipulating again, to stay relevant. Teasing her biggest suckers.


22 posted on 12/19/2011 8:18:45 PM PST by Huck (No.)
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To: Ronin

The table has been perfectly set for Sarah Palin to get in. This current assortment of stooges are a complete laughing stock to the rest of the country.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 8:18:51 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Ronin

The table has been perfectly set for Sarah Palin to get in. This current assortment of stooges are a complete laughing stock to the rest of the country.


24 posted on 12/19/2011 8:19:09 PM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: the invisib1e hand

ya knows what? you don’t knows.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 8:19:32 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thanks!

Nice thing for you to say.

FReegards.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 8:19:36 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
With the unconventional but specific tactic, of running to prevent anyone from winning the first round vote.

What makes you think that is even remotely achievable? Believe it or not, we will probably have a nominee by Super Tuesday. That person will roll into the convention with delegates on their side and no interest in an outside person who comes late to the dance. Can you show me one example, historically, where anything close to this ever happened?

27 posted on 12/19/2011 8:19:41 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I disagree, I for one have been very funny.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 8:19:54 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I want Palin to run. But today Rush brought our jeb bush. We’re not getting Palin. She’s not part of the American aristocracy.


29 posted on 12/19/2011 8:20:51 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Bigtigermike

“She was on fire too against Obama.”

Of course she’s concerned. A whole lot of people, good people, could end up enprisoned by that communist from Kenya.


30 posted on 12/19/2011 8:20:51 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: mamelukesabre

don’t knows what?


31 posted on 12/19/2011 8:21:39 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (omg - obama must go!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

She’s just teasing. Campaigns run on money, not wishes and dreams - and the RNC already has it’s guy.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 8:21:41 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Patrick1

LOL. OK you win this round.


33 posted on 12/19/2011 8:22:14 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: the invisib1e hand

zackly


34 posted on 12/19/2011 8:23:10 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

One does not have to lock-step with a candidate, to support them.


You’re right. But some don’t see it that way.


35 posted on 12/19/2011 8:24:11 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Draft Sarah Palin!

36 posted on 12/19/2011 8:24:50 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: All

Mr. L chimes in....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9zz2U4N4aeU#!


37 posted on 12/19/2011 8:25:09 PM PST by ak267
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To: Bigtigermike

Bolling is really stepping up to the challenge recently.

Very impressive.

What you say is encouraging. Thanks for that.


38 posted on 12/19/2011 8:25:54 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Patrick1

My gut feeling is that this is related to the fact nobody picked up on the “Todd Snow Machine Race Reality Show” they’ve been pitching in Hollywood, due to her decreasing fame. Heretofore, she needs to reignite her celebrity.

As a Conservative Alaskan who has to live with the unintended consequences of her ACES/AGIA debacles; I know Palin is all about Palin.


39 posted on 12/19/2011 8:26:06 PM PST by JohnKinAK
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To: Bigtigermike
I'll remain neutral on Palin until (or if) I see some definitive actions on her part that she is indeed serious.

The only thing her hinting accomplishes is soliciting reactions of people, indicating a real lack of enthusiasm from many voters towards the current group of candidates. That in itself does not give me positive feelings about being victorious come November, 2012.

40 posted on 12/19/2011 8:26:34 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

There isn’t a single “tea party” candidate in the running. If Palin would enter the race, she would be it.


41 posted on 12/19/2011 8:26:51 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: bimboeruption

I agree. I was the biggest fan of palin myself. She said shed be there if the country needed her. She said that for years. Her family was trashed for all of those years. She knows darn well that a ton of conservatives were sitting here with time and money to make it happen for her When she ran. She popped up in Iowa last summer and the cameramen left Romney and the pack in mid smile to cover her. She thanked iowans with the coolest campaign vid I’d ever seen. she bought a compound in AZ.

And then suddenly she decides not to run, using her already tarred and fathered family as the excuse?

The only good reason to do that was either blackmail or sell out. One means maybe she still had a few less forgivable skeletons, and the other means that her dedication to the country is smaller than her desire for pundit paychecks.

I don’t know who Sarah palin is any more. I adored and admired her. Now I’m just confused.


42 posted on 12/19/2011 8:27:03 PM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: JohnKinAK

I would really like to believe you’re wrong about that.

Been wrong myself before. That’s for sure.


43 posted on 12/19/2011 8:28:26 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: Rational Thought

The current field does suck! I’ll admit that


44 posted on 12/19/2011 8:28:41 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

No one on the Right wants a Milquetoast Moderate Pubbie. A vote for a RINO is a wasted vote. Might as well vote for a dirty, demRat.


45 posted on 12/19/2011 8:30:15 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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As a Conservative Alaskan who has to live with the unintended consequences of her ACES/AGIA debacles; I know Palin is all about Palin.

Heretofore, she needs to reignite her celebrity.


Not this shit again. Just let it go.


46 posted on 12/19/2011 8:31:23 PM PST by ak267
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To: JohnKinAK

That is what I think too. Is she right on the issues? Yes, but so are many many others.

She strikes me as a two year governor who hit the fifteen minute media fame lottery and is going to milk it for ever dime she can get. She is politics version of Kim Kardashian.

I wonder why others can’t see the obvious?


47 posted on 12/19/2011 8:33:19 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: JohnKinAK

That is what I think too. Is she right on the issues? Yes, but so are many many others.

She strikes me as a two year governor who hit the fifteen minute media fame lottery and is going to milk it for ever dime she can get. She is politics version of Kim Kardashian.

I wonder why others can’t see the obvious?


48 posted on 12/19/2011 8:33:29 PM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: Patrick1
Not This Sh*t Again.

Right?

I think this is the fourth "OMG, Sarah might run after all!" thread I've seen today.

49 posted on 12/19/2011 8:41:41 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

If it was a trial balloon, hopefully it got the right response... :D


50 posted on 12/19/2011 8:43:47 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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