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When it comes to Palin, ignore the ‘experts’ (" like a guerrilla insurgent fighting the Redcoats")
Daily Caller ^ | Friday May 27, 2011 | Matthew Lewis

Posted on 05/27/2011 9:55:00 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

The insiders are largely agreed: Sarah Palin isn’t really running for president. She is more interested in making money and getting publicity. So her movie, bus tour, and poll numbers mean nothing. Zero. Nada.

The best example of this is probably found in Byron York’s column today:

“The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president,” says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. “She’s making money, she’s moved on, she’s kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run.”

“I don’t think she’s going to run,” says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. “She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she’s doing now and say that she’s found a way to get back in the story.”

But they’re not alone. A lot of political insiders and campaign experts I talk to are convinced Palin is just in this for the attention — that she won’t run because running and losing would destroy her “brand.” They point to the fact that her team isn’t engaged in the organizational logistics a traditional presidential campaign must have in place to win in, say, Iowa, as evidence she isn’t running.

But Palin is anything but a conventional politician. The fact that she’s not building a traditional campaign organization implies nothing. Should she run, Palin will be unconventional — like a guerrilla insurgent fighting against the Redcoats. The experts can point to the number of soldiers against her, the training and weapons they have at their disposal, their nice uniforms, etc. — but the problem is they all march in a line. They are fighting an old-style fight. Palin believes the world has changed

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" Palin believes the world has changed — that the old rules no longer matter."
1 posted on 05/27/2011 9:55:06 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

“The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president,” says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney.

I’ve heard this soooooo many times from the Mittbots on FR it’s ridiculous. But I’d like to hear it at least one more time from a fellow FReeper just so I can have a great weekend.


2 posted on 05/27/2011 9:58:07 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Bigtigermike
I hope she does run but just look at the consternation among the media "experts" that Sarah causes by riding a bike and a bus.

They are scared to death of her.

3 posted on 05/27/2011 10:01:58 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

4 posted on 05/27/2011 10:03:33 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: USS Alaska

Makes me wonder if they are trying to convince themselves or big donors who are sitting on campaign bucks...


5 posted on 05/27/2011 10:03:46 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
“The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president,” says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney.


"Dream On" - and sounds like wishful thinking by this RINO!

6 posted on 05/27/2011 10:04:15 AM PDT by B-Cause (Great crises do not make men, they reveal them.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Heh Heh....she’s not running....she’s flanking...


7 posted on 05/27/2011 10:05:42 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Bigtigermike
“I don’t think she’s going to run,” says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. “She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she’s doing now and say that she’s found a way to get back in the story.”

Yo Paw-Paw. Schedule an event in the same time as she does and see whose gets sold out and whose doesn't.

8 posted on 05/27/2011 10:07:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Makes me wonder if they are trying to convince themselves or big donors who are sitting on campaign bucks...

I'll go with "b".

They have to know that they are impotent to stop her from running, if she wishes, in the manner she wishes. The best they can do is to try to make some lemonade from those lemons by pushing the idea that she's not running, so "settle for me (or my guy)" instead while pretending that her unofficial campaign isn't a prelude to an official one.

9 posted on 05/27/2011 10:07:57 AM PDT by kevkrom (Palin's detractors now resort to "nobody believes she can win because nobody believes she can win")
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To: Bigtigermike

Since when do we listen to the insiders? That ship sailed during the midterm. Cain Bachmann and Palin are constantly derided as low level garbage compared to the wise and stately Newt and Myth. Isn’t it interesting that as the Tea Party favorites begin their campaigns, the polls for the elitist approved candidates soften. I think the insiders are scared to death just like the Regime is. This is going to be great.


10 posted on 05/27/2011 10:09:11 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I don't believe she is the best we have to offer, but without question I love her guts, I love her going back at the MSM and I would without question and will full support, support her if she is the Republican nominee.

With that said, I also don't believe she is running (for the same reasons listed above). My question to Palin supporters, if she doesn't run.....will you feel she let you down? Let the Country down? Will you hold it against her going forward (the same way you seem to be aggressively against those who don't feel she is ready within our Party now).

11 posted on 05/27/2011 10:10:34 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Bigtigermike

“Insiders” say Palin doesn’t have enough experience—but Christie and Ryan do.

“Insiders” say it is way to late for Palin to dig in on traditional fundraising and such, so she a) can’t be running or b) wouldn’t succeed if she jumped in at this late time. However, they seem to have infinite patience for Christie or Ryan or Perry to decide to join the race.

“Insiders’” hypocrisies expose them for who they are.


12 posted on 05/27/2011 10:12:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

*too*


13 posted on 05/27/2011 10:12:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

Hmmm, Sarah the Entertainer. RINO Romney is resurrecting the line demrats used to describe Limbaugh. That is, until they decided he was titular head of GOP.


14 posted on 05/27/2011 10:14:11 AM PDT by dools0007world
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To: Bigtigermike
When it comes to "ANYTHING" ignore the "EXPERTS"!
15 posted on 05/27/2011 10:14:52 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: USS Alaska

The fact that the MSM dislikes her so much that I believe they are afraid that she’ll run and that is what I like about Sarah.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 10:16:09 AM PDT by lucky american (I'm tired.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Byron York’s commentary becomes less relevant by the day. Once NRO, always NRO.


17 posted on 05/27/2011 10:17:56 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 9YearLurker

How much funding typically comes from a few large donors vs many small ones? Is it common for there to be a few large ‘Angel donors’ to get a campaign started?


18 posted on 05/27/2011 10:18:30 AM PDT by CalinectesSapidus
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To: Bigtigermike
Let me give you a couple of examples of this type of thinking:

Example #1:

She gets on Facebook on day one and says “I need $5 million dollars in the bank tomorrow to do a radio buy blitz in Iowa for my campaign, please click HERE to donate $10 to this urgent need”

Which one of these political experts believes she wouldn't have $5 million in less than 12 hours?

Example #2:

She gets on Twitter and says “Go to www.Sarah2012.com and sign up to work your precinct”

Which one of these political experts believes she couldn't mobilize 100,000 volunteers in one tweet?

19 posted on 05/27/2011 10:20:15 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: ASA Vet

Idaho is part of the United States? I thought it was Ohio.
Sorry, it just reminded me of an old joke and I couldn’t resist.

I once lived and worked in Idoho for three months (summer job while in college)and later it was part of my terriotry for another job. It is a beautiful state with great people.


20 posted on 05/27/2011 10:21:45 AM PDT by ixtl (You live and learn. Or you don't live long.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah (translated from Hebrew): PRINCESS
Willard: RAT


21 posted on 05/27/2011 10:24:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SevenMinusOne

So, who is the best we have to offer?


22 posted on 05/27/2011 10:34:15 AM PDT by ngat
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To: CalinectesSapidus

If it’s like most fundraising, big donors are the key, but I really don’t know.

But she’s sure as heck not behind Christie or Ryan or Perry on that front. And does anyone think there’s anyone else in the race other than Mitt who might be better off than her in that category? That’s what’s so infuriating about all this ‘expert’ tsk-tsking.


23 posted on 05/27/2011 10:38:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SevenMinusOne

Who do you think is the best we have to offer?


24 posted on 05/27/2011 10:45:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

She may think the “old rules” no longer matter, but one “old rule” absolutely will be in play: you can figure that Palin will have pollsters at every stop focusing heavily on her negatives, and at the end of the tour, if her negatives are still over 40% with the Independents, you can bet she won’t run.


25 posted on 05/27/2011 10:56:02 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: SevenMinusOne; All

Sarah needs no defense and we have to stop responding to every one that just can’t weight average her positives.

I know the joy the very mention of her name brings to my heart and the Solace to my mind it garners.

We need to share that...not in responding but rather in projecting...that which Sarah means.

Enough is Enough....Sarah just does not deserve this. Let’s turn the matrix around. Let’s go positive!


26 posted on 05/27/2011 11:16:38 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If she does and gets the nomination don’t expect the party boys or RINO’s to support her, not happening, loyalty with them is a one way street.

If she wins the presidency it will be in spite of the republican party-RINO’s which are interchangeable in their duplicitous and corrupt nature. Oh, they will make the obligatory references of support, reference Christine O’Donnell and they will promptly support and vote for obama.

If she wins the presidency she will take just as many or more arrows from her own party than the democrats if she doesn’t fire and root out every last vestige of the republican liberal bureaucracy in the government.


27 posted on 05/27/2011 11:19:29 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: 9YearLurker; ngat
Of those "declared" running, we are pathetically and sadly weak at the moment. Mr. Cain is probably the best of the lot (and he really came off poorly with regard to Astan and the GWOT this past weekend, IMPO).

Of Americans who have not declared (of which Mrs. Palin is one) there are plenty more capable / ready than her. I would like to see a sitting Governor, with balls step up. Maybe Cristie, though don't completley agree with his gun ideas. Then again, he is in NJ and some of that my be local. I like Jeb, but not on immigration. I like Paul Ryan, but wonder if this is to soon. Though, I believe he is more prepared and ready to lead than Palin. Rubio?, perhaps. But again, young and not enough executive type experience.

I think Palin on the whole has served herself poorly these past 3 years. From leaving her Governorship as she did, for right or wrong reasons. To how her family has looked, reality TV programing and the such. It has just come off poorly, self-absorbed and non-serious. Much like the current man in office only with much better politics.

28 posted on 05/27/2011 11:25:01 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Sarah Palin is NOT going to run for president. She’s just in it for the fame and money.

No, I don’t really believe that. I just want to help you have a great weekend!

:)


29 posted on 05/27/2011 11:29:08 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SevenMinusOne

Palin is not ready, but Christie is—after one year as governor?


30 posted on 05/27/2011 11:31:41 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

Matt gets it.


31 posted on 05/27/2011 11:46:08 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Bigtigermike
A Google News search on "Palin" for the past 24 hours finds: "Results 1 – 10 of about 11,822 for Palin. (0.05 seconds) News"

Most of those articles dismiss her as no longer newsworthy, only a celebrity digging for money, or stupid. The same search on front runner "Romney" finds far fewer results. Somehow, with all the press hatred of her, she's still in control of her message and in the lead for the GOP. That power to resist the ruling class socialist elites is what I want in an American president (which this country desperately needs after 2 1/2 years of a drug-addled former junior US Senator pretending to be president).

32 posted on 05/27/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: AFreeBird

LOL! Thanks!


33 posted on 05/27/2011 12:28:38 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Bigtigermike
MY PREFERENCES:

Sarah PALIN – President
John BOLTON – VP

Steve Forbes – Sec. of State
General Patraeus – Sec. of Defense
Mark Levin – Attorney General
Thomas Sowell – Sec. of Treasury
Jan Brewer – Sec. of Homeland Security

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Merge with Defense
Dept. of Interior – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Commerce – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Transportation – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Agriculture – Merge with Treasury

Dept. of Education – ABOLISH
Dept. of Energy – ABOLISH
Dept. of Labor – ABOLISH
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development – ABOLISH

34 posted on 05/27/2011 1:11:51 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9
Why would you not merge the Department of Homeland Security with the Department of Defense? Never understood why we needed it to begin with.
35 posted on 05/28/2011 5:40:51 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: LS

I agree. She’s *not* stupid despite what the left says, but I do fear she is unelectable. This is key - if her negatives don’t improve beyond what you say, I agree - she’ll do what’s best for her country, and decide not to run, but endorse someone (Cain or *maybe* Bachmann) who she feels has a shot and represents her values.


36 posted on 05/28/2011 6:50:06 AM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: LS

With regard to Palin’s electability, I’ve used the Christine O’Donnell example...so many people here insisted that she’d either win outright or only lose by a few points despite polls showing a near 20 pts loss...and sure enough, the polls were right, she lost by 17 pts.

We have to try to “think like an independent” when we look at whether or not a candidate can win.


37 posted on 05/28/2011 6:51:21 AM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: RockinRight
I'm not sure if she will stay out regardless of how "qualified" a conservative is in. I think she really, really wants to run.

It's ridiculous for people to try to make this a conservative/RINO thing. There are plenty of conservatives who do not have her extraordinarily high negatives among indies and women, most notably Marco Rubio or Rand Paul. But the O'Donnell/Angle races did not help Palin, because I think it reinforced in the minds of many people that Palin is of that same cut of cloth.

The question people around here need to start asking is not whether she can run an "unorthodox" or "different" campaign, but exactly how such a campaign will persuade people who saw the 60 minutes interview or Katie Couric interview that she is indeed capable. Even John Ziegler's pro-Palin movie had a hard time making her look good in those interviews. That is what she will have to overcome.

38 posted on 05/28/2011 7:31:27 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: SevenMinusOne

What makes you think Palin isn’t extraordinarily capable and ready? That a congressman or a first-term senator with no executive experience or a governor with half her time in a governorship or someone named Bush would be a better choice?

I wish she and Bristol hadn’t gone the reality TV route as well, but she had an exceptional record in office, held twice the favorability among her constituents that Christie has in this point of his governorship, and has demonstrated a fight and charisma that none of the others have.


39 posted on 05/28/2011 7:48:05 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
“Which one of these political experts believes she couldn't mobilize 100,000 volunteers in one tweet? “

Sarah draws crowds unlike any candidate that we have had since Reagan.

Beating an incumbent isn't easy.

We need an exciting candidate that can draw a strong contrast with the Commie in Chief.

It would be hilarious to watch the campaign. Giant crowds of Conservative, America loving people cheering her on.

We need to do what ever it takes to replace O however, so we need to support vigorously who ever makes it to the top of the ticket.

40 posted on 05/28/2011 12:03:17 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Bigtigermike
When it comes to Palin, ignore the ‘experts’


This is a given!

She always has!

41 posted on 05/28/2011 12:14:40 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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