Skip to comments.The case for Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin.
Posted on 05/11/2012 8:53:23 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
Have been thinking about the topic of victory...
Yes. That's not entirely random thoughts, joined together.
Already months ahead of even winning the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney has continued to WIN, each contest he has faced.
That long ago made this long-time Palin supporter, somewhat hostile.
Let's remember the year 2008. The Democrat nominee was Obama. The Democrat nominee was McCain.
(sorry, not a typo)
McCain in a single moment of having one brain cell, decided on the astoundingly successful governor of Alaska as his running mate.
That moment, was electrifying.
Palin fascinated the GOP, and inspired us all. We fell in ... SUPPORT.
We had been waiting since Ronald Reagan himself, to hear such simple truth.
We immediately recognized good.
Wait, did this start as a Romney thread?...
Remember what happened, when Palin was introduced by John McCain to America?
Actually, two things:
1) Liberals IMMEDIATELY recognized her as an existential threat to everything they say.
2) Mitt Romney even quicker, recognized she would prevent him from becoming president.
Yes. I believe Mitt Romney sabotaged Palin, and cost the GOP the election in 2008.
There, I said it.
My anti-Romney cred established, he seems about to win the nomination.
By being: ruthless.
It's time to admit Romney is a formidable competitor. But it's also still time to stand and fight.
I'm standing to say, Romney, having accomplished what he set out to do, having infuriated so many of us in the process.
Should now do the right thing, and bring Palin on board as his Vice President.
How ‘bout “Sheriff Joe” for VEEP?
That would be a Head Turner!
How ‘bout “Sheriff Joe” for VEEP?
That would be a Head Turner!
Sealed or scrubbed...with the rest of his records.
“Maybe” works. I second.
So far recently we’ve heard Marco Rubio (who I like) mentioned, but then in seeming flashback to Bush administration stupidity, continuing to hammer amnesty under another name.
Then (unbelievably) Huckabee. UGH NO.
Today Jindal. At least we’re making progress.
Romney needs to understand a lot of us out here in America understand competition. We recognize that winning, means making someone else lose.
But it’s important to shake the hand of the ONE who actually was your competition.
Mr. Romney do the right thing.
Palin would energize even those, who loathe you right now.
There’s a reason, you went after her first.
And a whole lot of us out here, support her.
Don’t want to see Sarah Palin associated with an A-Hole like Romney. It was bad enough with McPain.
It will never happen.
Palin made it clear numerous times that she’ll never be a running mate again. Frankly, being McCain’s running mate is shameful enough. Do you want to saddle her with Romney’s coat tails too? Sarah is smarter than that even if you’re not.
I have never claimed to be smart.
Just riled up. :D
no way. Mitt Romney supporters would be undermining Palin from within like with Mccain camp. Mitt Romney have surrounded himself with too many leftists/establishment types who like the status quo and they all hate Palin more than they hate Obama
I was being a smart ass, but I agree with your analysis.
I don’t think she would accept, nor would it be offered, but the potential impact would be similar to 2008, and being “older and wiser” she would only accept if she had a completely free hand to do it her way (which is why I says Mitt would never make the offer). But if he were in deep trouble and losing the conservative base, what better VP candidate to secure it?
Palin might accept if she’d got her aim set on 2016 or 2020, as she’d still be young (mid 50s) enough and having served as VP would be a means to prove herself (although there aren’t many examples of VP stepping into the big chair). So “maybe” isn’t such a bad answer I guess.
You summed it up.
Why on earth would anybody think Palin would agree to take a second shot at second fiddle?
LOL that guy rocks! :D
He exemplifies everything funny about FR.
For Palin threads, someone should photoshop him into a Nanook of the North fur-lined hoodie.
I suggest you stand well out of Sarah’s reach when you propose this to her, I don’t want her bruising her knuckles.
Gawd, I get so sick and tired of people flogging this dead argument.
Sarah Palin’s done. That was 4 years ago.
Get over it.
Laughing reading that.
It sure would be nice, to somehow include all this honest engagement, in the 2012 Republican ticket.
How about it, Romney?
You get four years. We all pretend to like you. Seems like a reasonable arrangement.
I’d rather see Sheriff Joe as the head of the Border Patrol.
With the growing possibilty of hitlery coming onboard as VP appointee botting out biden, it may be mandatory for Romney to partner up with Palin.
Yeah, yeah we don’t like being stuck with Mitt, but he somehow got it, so if faced with the choice of voting Romney or not voting and having to watch nobama gut America, its no option. One positive thing we can not deny, is Romney really really wants POTUS, not at all like mclame who obviously did not.
See,.. that's the problem.
There never has been honest engagement from the RINO ruling elite Republicans. They are actually worse than the Marxist Rats, they stab conservative and responsible Republicans in the back FOR the Rats, and hold 'em down while the Rats screw 'em.
That's why extreme socialism makes steady progress and has almost no setbacks in America. The Marxist Rats couldn't do this all by themselves because they couldn't get all Rats elected all the time.
The Rats need these shills or ringers elected by normal Americans to oppose extreme socialism, to turn traitor to their electorate and add enough traitor votes to get the extreme socialist laws over the hump, passed and signed. RINOs are what gets that done, and there is NOTHING "honest" about that.
This is a good start, but drop Romney and move Palin to top of the ticket, then look for a running mate.
She is the only choice.....as in only
Mitt. Its time you quit!
Your credibility isnt worth spit.
RINOs, the Establishment, and Democrats all agree,
But in the General Election, to Obama theyll flee.
Against Obama, liberals and moderates know youll lose.
But conservatives, Romney theyll never choose.
Mitt, our loyalty you cant buy.
Back to Massachusetts, youd better fly.
Just like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and John McCain,
Nominee Willard Mitt Romney will result in the same.
As a Governor, your record isnt that great.
Out of 50 states, your popularity was number 48.
Your experience, the Establishment types tout.
Defending federal bailouts and FDIC loan forgiveness will find you out.
Democrats and RINOs cower from their liberal wives,
Supporting Romney with nothing but lies.
In 1994 Ted Kennedy showed Willard to be a great bane,
With Mitts Bain, and Bain Capital, Obama will do the same.
Damon Corp, with Romney paid $119 million in a fine.
Yet Willard says, for his leadership, its time.
He claims jobs he can create and taxes he can lower,
47th out of 50 in growth he rates. Can it get any slower?
$740.5 million dollars a year, fees and taxes under Mitt increased.
Will the half-truths and lies from Romney ever cease?
For Liberty and Freedom, we dont need Flakes,
But Romney says Healthcare responsibilities belong to the States.
Conservatives stand for Self-responsibility, Self-accountability, and Self-reliance.
But against these things, Willards actions scream in defiance.
Establishment Republicans thinks Romney can help take back the Senate,
But they know that for President, Mitt can NOT win it.
Like everything the Establishment Republicans try to do,
It leads to failure, and we get the bill, as well as the screw.
In their corruption, little change do they seek,
They dont want our Freedom to peak.
Their craving for power has pushed their bravery,
To ignore our Constitution, and sell us into economical slavery.
So Willard, dont lecture us on the need for patience and compromise.
Romney, be selfless. Conservatism is on the rise.
Choosing the lesser of two evils, isnt what we desire.
You let them rewrite the language. Wheres your fire?
Romney, they accuse us falsely, and you do little.
Wheres your response, or can you only twiddle?
Mitt, you dont have what it takes to lead.
So with you I plead.
Do you really want to go from Obama-care to Romney-care?
With you, this nation will pull out its hair!
Go somewhere and quietly think and sit.
Know your own limitations! Mitt. Its time you quit!
“Yes. I believe Mitt Romney sabotaged Palin, and cost the GOP the election in 2008. There, I said it.”
OK, you said it.
Can you substantiate it in any way?
And why on earth would she accept anyway?
She’s very young, she can run for President on her own even 8 years from now. That might even be better since her kids would be that much older then.
For that attack, WE WILL NEVER SUPPORT ROMNEY. EVER.
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
It’s about the ONLY way I’d vote R for Ruling classless party!
That's because they work for the DNC II, formerly known as the republican party.
Thanks, I’ll delve into your links a little later.
I disagree. I think he purposefully chose her as the WORST possible candidate.
Boy was he WRONG!
He is a libtard after all.
"But the details of the event are more than unseemly
- they may, in fact, be illegal.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws
specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal
"in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise,
in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner
or in a way and manner which might endanger
the animal carried thereon.
"An officer for the Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals responded
to a description of the situation saying
"it's definitely something I'd want to check out."
The officer, Nadia Branca, declined to give
a definitive opinion on whether Romney broke the law
but did note that it's against state law to have a dog
in an open bed of a pick-up truck, and
"if the dog was being carried in a way that endangers it,
that would be illegal."
What I don't see is any sort of really organized movement to remove Obama from the White House he sullies and stains every day he remains in office.
While I don't see a viable option at this time, it would be nice to not see what can be perceived as a milling bunch of cattle as our side flails about. If we can't support someone else 9who is actually in the race), then how about spreading beyond FR's borders and shouting to the hills how bad Obama is and why? How many folks just post here and become FR couch potatoes with little to no hope, vs. those who spend time and energy spreading the truth about Obama? The more voices raised, and the more diverse the forums, the better the chance that some will hear and understand and move to the "get rid of Obama" side of the aisle.
It is not about Romney being “palatable” or the other.
It is about the fact that Romney was CHOSEN for you
because he negates everything problematical
about the undocumented antiAmerican tyrant IMAM.
Turning into a pretzel regarding RomneyMarriage
Flipflopping in General
Thinks he is a ‘god’.
History of covering up fraud
History of appointing hyperliberal judges
History of lying to the base, then mutating
... plus Romney has a few other negatives of his own.
Maybe I misread - the post was about why Romney should try to get palin on-board as Veep. I can't think of why one would posit that unless it was desperation to make Romney palatable by adding a truly viable person to the mix.
I am pretty sure I won't vote for Romney (reserve the right to see what the next months uncover), but all the carping and Romney bashing doesn't hurt Obama whit. It seems that more effort needs to be directed at the Prime objective - ousting Obama.
Do know that if Romney can’t find himself a Palin somewhere...we all get to enjoy the ‘Bamster for another four....
Bush I, Gerald Ford, LBJ, Nixon, Truman are five ex-VPs that became President and I could go on.
Being VP is a very good stepping stone to become President, it's not a lock but it's a big help.
I think Mitt would do just about anything to win but that. And even in the unlikely event he did that particular right thing and offered her the job, why should she accept? What’s in it for her? There’s only one thing Mitt could offer her that would make it worth her while, and I think he’s even less likely to offer her “next” than he is to offer her VP. And I’m not sure I trust either Mitt or the establishment’s ability to deliver her “next”, let alone their good faith. Honestly, I think those guys need her help more than she needs theirs.
Oh sure, she’s done for, yesterday’s news, she’ll never be a factor again.....oh wait.....OH CRAP!!!!
Romney looks down on Sarah Palin and evangelicals. He would never choose to be associated with her, and I’m sure she would feel the same.
And I like it that way.
What too many people don’t want to admit is that the national news media and entertainment industry successfully destroyed Sarah Palin in 2008. It was one of the most successful smear campaigns in history. She still has influence among conservatives, but she’d be rejected by the general electorate.
Few sitting VPs have won election to POTUS; it.is like the sitting POTUS is winning a third term. Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Reagan saw their sitting VPs win Potus. you can trow FDR in the mix, as having won a third term in his own name. Of course you are correct that INHERITANCE of POTUS by VPOTUS is much more common.
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