Skip to comments.It begins: Radio ad asks Iowans to caucus for Sarah Palin ("Vote rogue")
Posted on 12/28/2011 4:34:54 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Iowans might feel a bit overwhelmed by the choices for next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses for the GOP presidential nomination, but one independent group has begun running radio ads insisting that there is still room for one more choice. Calling itself “Sarah Palin’s Iowa Earthquake,” the group will target specific markets in Iowa asking voters to line up behind the Republican Party’s most prominent non-candidate, and other ads will apparently follow:
Can Iowans caucus for Palin at this late date? Sure. Unlike primary states, there is no “ballot” in the legal sense at caucuses. Attendees can write in names on the list of candidates they receive at the caucuses, and those votes will count. Of course, without Palin on the ballot and not officially in the race, not too many caucus-goers may choose to vote for her. If enough are dissatisfied with the current choices, though, she might be a handy code for None of the Above — and might get some significant level of support if the ads prompt enough Iowa voters to consider this as an option.
If so, who does that hurt most? Probably not Mitt Romney, whose base of support doesn’t have a lot of overlap with Palin’s. Newt Gingrich rose in the polls mainly on Tea Party support, so he’d be likely to feel the sting a little more, especially for those who backed Gingrich because he looked like the only viable alternative to Romney or Ron Paul. Paul might lose a little of his more recent support, but he’s going to get hurt more over his old newsletters and the vetting of his foreign-policy kookiness. It may end up hurting the candidates in the second tier struggling for an Iowa miracle — Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann. That’s assuming, of course, that it has any impact at all.
Let’s take a look at all five. The first two spots focus on the need to clean up crony capitalism:
paid for by the Romney campaign no doubt.
Ping to Sarah News.
Broadcast outlets just love getting paid up front for ad buys like these...
And if Palin were interested in running, she’d have been a declared candidate. This effort is total used oats.
Yes doubt! These ads are separate and apart from anything Romney.
Sarah Palin herself, has no connection to the ads.
I hope, and I honestly do hope the people unanimously turn out asking for Sarah Palin.
Are you involved in the caucus in Iowa? (curious)
Ya never know. Were she to win Iowa, watch out!
That would be the Earthquake!
We’ve seen ‘kicking and screaming’ vs. ‘stepping up’ in our republic’s history.
Nothing beyond potential attendance. I truly do not like any of the available choices.
The media would definitely need some new Depends, eh?
If she was a man with the same credentials, no one would give her a second look for a place in the White House. But you Palinisties just keep on with your love afair with a prety face and a skirt.She’s got that going for her.
No, it's being paid for by average citizen supporters of Sarah Palin who are not excited by the slate of candidates. This is truly a grassroots effort.
Please make it stop!!
Just about all the other candidates fail respectively in one way or another, they do NOT speak for the people I believe.
Those that DID speak for the people have been blacklisted, I say its time to get down and dirty, hell no to Paul, Newt, Romney and perry, HELL NO!
Can’t disagree with that.
Wish I was Iowan about now... I don’t think the republic can survive more Obama or Romney.
I am not in Iowa, I would ask someone who is.
She doesn’t want to be POTUS. This will merely syphon off votes needed to defeat Romney.
The RINO's know they are being Hunted, I can smell the scent of Death on the Neo-Whig Party.
I would send her an email and just ask her straight out, “If the people write you in would you follow their votes no matter where it went”?
I don’t think she EVER said she would deny the peoples wishes.
And I totally respect her for NOT playing the predictable standard politics game, changing the tactics shows leadership skills.
Such a shame that you can't get beyond that to see the substance.
Look, if governor Palin was a fiftyish year old man with the exact same credentials ,he would never be given a second look. If Mcain had not chosen her as his running mate we still wouldn’t have given her another look. Palin is all fluff and ruffle, she is pleasing to look at. Your judgement is impaired by her good looks if you are a man and if you are a woman you identify as a team mate. If she had the same credentials and looked like Helen Thomas, you wouldn’t give a second look. You are either inspired by her good looks or gender identification.
Yah, and Reagan got elected because people just loved Bonzo. Second rate actor... yada... yada...
We have a community agitator race pimp in the white hou... wait, Oahu, and you see fit to disparage any free speaking conservative? Damn, wish the gravity was as clean and clear here in Utah.
full disclosure: I'm dyslexic, but I have a spell checker in Firefox.
You're the one stuck on her looks and can't get past them to see her substance.
And don't hand me any crap. You haven't even stated that you disagree with anything she's said. You harp on her looks. I'm sorry that you can't get past her "pretty face". But that's your problem. Don't project it onto others.
WoW, just had a gmta moment.
LOL!!! That happens! :-)
LOL!!! But I didn’t mention the spelling because I have a vision problem and I have to post “carefully”. :-)
Yes, by all means, let us dilute our votes more. Let us add another write-in candidate and then push it in the media and on the internet. End result? Another 5% of the conservative vote gone down the drain and a yet higer probability of Romney walking away with the nomination.
If Palin was actually on the ticket, I would likely be working overtime for her. But she is not. She specifically decided NOT to run.
Don’t be foolish and cast a vote for someone who is not even asking for the job. This will not happen. There is not going to be some crazy groundswell for a write in victory. Be adult and choose from the list who stepped forward.
Santorum, Ron Paul, whatever even though I disagree with those choices immensely but don’t flush your vote completely down the drain with some delusion of a write-in miracle.
We MUST defeat Obama and the candidate MUST NOT be Romney.
Keep the goal in mind. We need to score a goal on this election or it’s over. As a team, we have to set a bar that we can all agreee on. If we all go off doing our own thing or boycotting the election, the Dems will all “as a team” vote for their guy. They only have one vote to cast. Obama. WE have to first choose a warrior to fight him.
Maybe you should send her some money.
She needs a new bus you know.
First off SP is no where close to being a Maggie Thatcher. RR also had a PROVEN governorship. And he never quit. SP is a great motivator, brings people together, but she is not a leader. She is the prety face that the Tea Party fell in love with and she jilted them. No, IMHO, she is NOT Presidential.
Iowa doesn’t have the best history of picking a winner.
The lamestream would go nuts if the girl pulled even a third place.
Lamestream in nuts mode is a good thing.
Alinsky the clowns.
State a stand that she has that you disagree with. All you can think about is her "pretty face". It's obvious that you know absolutely nothing about her BUT her "pretty face".
Projection. If all you see when you look at her is a pretty face and a skirt, you have a serious developmental problem. I’d vote for her based on her record even if she loooked like Helen Thomas.
I’d vote for her in a heartbeat if she were running.
Um. Nothing, repeat, n o t h i n g looks like Helen Thomas.
I think EEOC calls for an eyewash station every 50 feet... omg... gunner, where's the dwarf with the saline?
She sure ain’t CFR. She hasn’t messed around on her mate.
You wanna promote your pick or pee in the campfire?
Why does every Palin thread attract this?
Is there a DSM-IV category for it?
Because my pick is actually in the race.
Another lefty talking point that's been addressed ad nauseum. However I will address it ONE MORE TIME.
Dems for Obama (there are pics of them with Obama and in his campaign offices) were filing ethics suits one after another. They cost nothing to file. It cost Alaska several million dollars to fight and man hours. The state became bogged down and was not accomplishing anything. They were searching for records for the lawsuits. Every single one was dismissed. Palin was $500,000 in debt on a $125,000 salary from lawyers fees. Neither she nor the state could afford any more lawsuits. She resigned. She had already fulfilled every one of her campaign promises anyway.
Never give power to anyone who will not relinquish it for the good of the people.
I'm sorry that you have a problem with pretty women. Stop projecting it on others.
I don’t have a problem with a pretty face or women. I do have a problem electing someone because of a pretty face or just because she is a woman. I want someone with knowledge and experience. Someone quick on thier feet and in thier mind. Not reading off a teleprompter with a scripted speach like she did so often in 2008 election. To tell ya the truth, I don’t think she felt she was up to the scrutiny of the debates between the current candidates.
You’ve never actually seen her give a speech, have you.
Yeah, I have but she fails when grilled with questions she doesn’t know the answers to. Face it, she does not have the knowledge or experience it takes to be president.
I won’t waste perfectly good pixels trying to explain her record to you. I have no doubt you know the entire line of argument and have chosen to treat it as non-existent. How can I overcome that? You know the line, there are none so blind as those who will not see. And it is a deep, dark, Kantian blindness, unreachable in the otherness of you. No doubt if I had your life experiences exactly as you had them, I would see it as you do. But I have seen life very differently from you. I genuinely believe in strategic retreat, in risking loss to benefit another, in choosing what is unpopular to accomplish what is good. These things make sense to me. These things evoke respect in me. How can I convey that to you? Perhaps it is impossible. And yet, if I vote, I vote with all that in me. Therefore, yes, absolutely, her record speaks volumes to me about her character, all good, and worthy of presidential leadership. She would get my vote, without hesitation.
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