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Palin vs. Obama: It Could Happen and It Could Be a Close Election
The Huffington Post | August 4, 2010 | Robert Guttman, Johns Hopkins University

Posted on 08/05/2010 1:24:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

As most of our thoughts are now turned towards this fall and the possibility of a larger than usual loss for the party in power -- the Democrats -- we should take a minute to look ahead to the presidential contest in 2012.

With unemployment likely over the 10% mark by election day this November and hot topics like the war in Afghanistan, the spiraling deficit and immigration to name a few, the Democrats will suffer larger than usual losses but they might not be as dire as analysts and pollsters are predicting. The House and Senate may stay in control of the Democrats because in the final analysis even in an anti-incumbent mood many voters revert back to casting their ballots for someone they know rather than taking a chance with a newcomer.

However, once the midterms are over and new faces emerge on the GOP side who will immediately be cast as potential presidential possibilities in 2012, one person seems to have taken the lead for that position as we head into the 2010 midterms. That person is the ever present former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin.

While many Democrats and pundits and others may laugh and scorn the former 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidates for her views and abruptly leaving her job as governor of Alaska and many of her other behaviors that seem to many as out of the mainstream, she actually seems to be doing quite well in positioning herself for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. She is very actively promoting, endorsing and giving money to candidates who look like likely winners this November. She is on FOX News as a commentator and the public knows her views and opinions on the key issues of the day.(continued)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-guttman/presidential-possibilitie_b_670019.html


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; bobjshillsforromney; democrats; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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They're finally waking up, but their base won't want to hear it...
1 posted on 08/05/2010 1:24:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dead Democrats voting.
2 posted on 08/05/2010 1:25:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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Link to article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-guttman/presidential-possibilitie_b_670019.html


3 posted on 08/05/2010 1:26:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait a few posting, you will hear from some on this site that do not want to hear it either.


4 posted on 08/05/2010 1:28:00 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If Obama can get amnesty through for ILLEGALS, it will be him again as well as the usual round up of felons, dead animals and dead people voting for him. Ah, don't forget we just had the Census taken. It's all screwed up but that won't stop the Demoncrats from redistricting in their favor. Yes, there are many hurdles to over come. Motor voting will be in full swing as well as ILLEGAL campaign contributions and the New Black Panthers in full force with their clubs to intimidate WHITE voters.
5 posted on 08/05/2010 1:31:01 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I love Sarah and donate regularly to her PAC, but I'm not certain POTUS is the best spot for her. Personally, I really like what she's doing now, raising money, playing the role of King Maker, saying all the right things, energizing the populace.

The God-foraking liberals go absolutely apoplectic at the mere mention of her name, and while it's fun to watch them foam at the mouth, their poison sullies the political atmosphere and lessens enthusiasm amongst the “moderates” for doing the hard work it's going to take to undo all the damage the libs have done to this nation the last 50 years.

6 posted on 08/05/2010 1:32:52 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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It Could Be a Close Election

All the more reason to MAKE 0bama prove to election officials in EACH and EVERY state that he is actually qualified under The Constitution to hold the office.

7 posted on 08/05/2010 1:34:48 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (REAL Americans Bow to No One But The Almighty! - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TV and all the networks plus the media support Obama 100%. The sheep in america watching TV keep them in power.


8 posted on 08/05/2010 1:37:10 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Please tell me who it should be then? In the article, the author knocks down all her major competitors. Take a look...


9 posted on 08/05/2010 1:38:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: pennboricua

“some on this site that do not want to hear it either”

Yeah they usually have this resume:

* they decry the “War On Drugs”

* no one is conservative enough for them, except Ron Paul

* they hope Ron Paul will run in 2012

* every 3rd word they type is “RINO”

* every 8th word is “republicrat”


10 posted on 08/05/2010 1:38:21 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

By 2012 Obama will be lucky to be the candidate for the Democrats if they have any dreams of winning a Presidential election ever again..


11 posted on 08/05/2010 1:41:48 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Wake up & smell the reality. He doesn’t give a damn about the polls. He doesn’t even care about November.


12 posted on 08/05/2010 1:44:08 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I expect it will be Hillary. They need to find a way to keep Obama off the ticket for now. If even one state manages to require him to prove his eligibility, his candidacy can be challenged after the EC votes. They cannot afford to have everything undone in one swoop.


13 posted on 08/05/2010 1:45:01 PM PDT by Ingtar (If he could have taxed it, Obama's hole would have been plugged by now.)
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To: Species8472; Gator113; chris_bdba; snowrip; Chunga; DTogo; sarasota; NurdlyPeon; Do Be; ...
SARAH PALIN PING LIST "ping"



the Left's fascination continues, but they're starting to take her seriously....




14 posted on 08/05/2010 1:47:47 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; M. Espinola

IMHO — 0’s team wants to run against Palin. If fact, the usurper is desperate to face her in 2012. She proved last time the only thing going for her is her pretty face. If you people want to hand Zero the election on a silver platter, all you have to do is support Palin.


15 posted on 08/05/2010 1:52:15 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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Lots can happen between now and then. Sarah Palin wasn’t thrust out there for national attention until 2008. Of course, the people thinking about running would do so before 2012. Chris Christie has indicated he wouldn’t run, but he would be a formidable opponent against Obama. I’ve heard Paul Ryan’s name mentioned. Jim DeMint. I like Sarah Palin. I will vote for her if she is the nominee. I know one thing, she wouldn’t pussyfoot around like the top of her ticket did. She wouldn’t say he would make a fine president that’s for sure. I do hope the Romneys and the Huckabees stay out of it. We don’t need already been chewed candidates, but I fear their egos are too big to resist.


16 posted on 08/05/2010 1:52:40 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Two of the three the author mentions. I like Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour, and I'm a big fan of Ken Ryan. Ryan won't run though, I just heard he's said “Lots of people can be President, only I can raise my kids.”

So what if people don't know Mitch Daniels? Who knew Bill Clinton or The Dali Obama two years before the election? Who knew Sarah Palin two years ago?

Haley Barbour has an accent? Clinton didn't? G Dub didn't? Obama’s got an accent. Jimmuh Carter had one. The author is really digging for reasons to dismiss some of these guys. Now that I think about it, idiot liberals make fun of Sarah Palin’s accent all the time.

Hey, if she runs and wins, that's awesome. I completely see eye to eye with her. And the MSM and the rest of the libs can eat dirt for all I care. But this isn't about what you or I may want, unfortunately, it comes down to who the least informed, wishy-washy “moderates” are going to show up and vote for.

17 posted on 08/05/2010 1:52:59 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Damnit, I did it again. I had a close friend named Ken Ryan, plus the Phillies had a pitcher and the Eagles had a guy named Ken Ryan.

PAUL Ryan


18 posted on 08/05/2010 1:55:31 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

In 2012 presidential election, Clinton vs. Palin?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2563405/posts

Clintonites Undermine Obama for Hillary 2012 Challenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2559039/posts

Clinton vs. Palin in 2012? Stranger things have happened
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2555369/posts


19 posted on 08/05/2010 1:56:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The House and Senate may stay in control of the Democrats because in the final analysis even in an anti-incumbent mood many voters revert back to casting their ballots for someone they know rather than taking a chance with a newcomer.”

LOL Somebody slap Robert and wake him up. Not taking a chance on a newcomer doesn’t work quite so well when the incumbent is way past radioactive. Missouri’s a great barometer and just a little glimpse of how bloody November is gonna be for the dims.


20 posted on 08/05/2010 1:58:42 PM PDT by bereanway
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