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Sarah ‘I’m Game’ to Run for Future Office & ‘All Bets Are Off’ in Event of Brokered GOP Convention
The Blaze ^ | 2/16/12 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 02/16/2012 7:42:19 AM PST by abigail2

On Wednesday, on FOX Business’ “Follow the Money,“ Palin told Eric Bolling she ”would do whatever [she] could to help,” leaving the door open to any and all possibilities should a brokered convention take form later this year.

Sarah Palin Talks About 2012 Prospects & Possible Brokered Convention


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Wow, good for her. This is good news.
1 posted on 02/16/2012 7:42:24 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

Sarah and Col Allen West from FL a swing state which is vital for us to win and he can go after bozo the clown in all the 57 states.

Or Sarah and the NM Gov, another good conservative


2 posted on 02/16/2012 7:44:13 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: abigail2

She seems to be saying that the long knives that prompted her not to run were in her party. Come to think of it, she was correct.

By the way, we want a deadlocked convention, not a brokered one. A brokered convention would lead to the GOP-E choosing the candidate, either Romney or Bush.


3 posted on 02/16/2012 7:47:35 AM PST by Ingtar ("But it is hard to maintain an aura of invincibility after you have been vinced..." Sowell)
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To: abigail2

I guarantee a brokered convention will leave conservatives out in the cold. The GOP power brokers mouths are watering over the prospect.


4 posted on 02/16/2012 7:48:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: abigail2

I think Sarah was mostly inplying that she will actually endorse a candidate on an official level if and when a brokered convention likely happens.

There is a very strong possibility of that happening, considering the mess that this primary season has become.


5 posted on 02/16/2012 7:48:50 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: abigail2
I don't think the MSM and GOPe have any bullets left to throw a wrench in the works now... Guess Karl miscalculated this one.
6 posted on 02/16/2012 7:49:32 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: abigail2

“‘All Bets Are Off’ in Event of Brokered GOP Convention”

The title is deceptive.

One would assume by the title that she would run for President in the event of a brokered convention.

But that’s not what she said.

“Well, for one, I think that it could get to that…if it had to be…closed up today, the whole nominating process, then we would be looking at a brokered convention,” Palin said. “Nobody is quite there yet, so I think that months from now, if that is the case, all bets are off as to who it will be, willing to offer up themselves up in their name in service to their country. I would do whatever I could to help.”


7 posted on 02/16/2012 7:49:39 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: abigail2

I’n not impressed. A brokered convention? Really???

If we want to play along with this fantasy, then we need to add in the possibility that good ol’ Jeb could make a strong stand too.

And then what about the other “real” candidates like Bachmann and Perry?

As for Palin... she is way down the list of viable possibilities.


8 posted on 02/16/2012 7:51:42 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: AbeKrieger; 2harddrive; 2ndDivisionVet; aces; Admin Moderator; AgThorn; AJKauf; AliVeritas; ...
Sarah Palin was the first guest on the first episode of Follow the Money, so it seemed natural for Eric Bolling to bring Palin back for his final show. In an extensive interview that began with Bolling asking Palin to explain how her life has changed since becoming Sen. John McCain‘s running mate and culminated with Palin noting that “all bets are off” as to who can be nominated in a brokered convention — something she considers a real possibility.

Interesting, I didn't know this was possible.She's ready to ride to the rescue should we need her!


9 posted on 02/16/2012 7:54:26 AM PST by abigail2
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To: AbeKrieger; 2harddrive; 2ndDivisionVet; aces; Admin Moderator; AgThorn; AJKauf; AliVeritas; ...
Sarah Palin was the first guest on the first episode of Follow the Money, so it seemed natural for Eric Bolling to bring Palin back for his final show. In an extensive interview that began with Bolling asking Palin to explain how her life has changed since becoming Sen. John McCain‘s running mate and culminated with Palin noting that “all bets are off” as to who can be nominated in a brokered convention — something she considers a real possibility.

Interesting, I didn't know this was possible.She's ready to ride to the rescue should we need her!


10 posted on 02/16/2012 8:00:50 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

she’s game to run but she didn’t have the stomach for the primary


11 posted on 02/16/2012 8:02:44 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: cripplecreek

I guarantee a brokered convention will leave conservatives out in the cold. The GOP power brokers mouths are watering over the prospect.”

Well, then, you need to either work to elect a solidly conservative delegate from your congressional district. Or better yet, run yourself and seek the support of like-minded folks.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 8:05:21 AM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: abigail2

Fascinating stuff. My wife was just asking me if a brokered convention is likely. I don’t know if it is likely but there is a strong possibility. The situation that bothers me is concerning the “super delegates” and their ability to give Romney the majority in the first vote at the convention. Just don’t like the super delegate concept. Gives the establishment too much power. How are the super delegates chosen?


13 posted on 02/16/2012 8:06:13 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: manc

Allen West would be great.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 8:07:13 AM PST by abigail2
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To: cripplecreek
I guarantee a brokered convention will leave conservatives out in the cold. The GOP power brokers mouths are watering over the prospect.

Who holds the influence and purse strings for donations to various state and local campaigns? They are the ones who would also control the smoke-filled room 'discussions' and decision-making.

A brokered convention would only move things to secrecy and wallah! the nominee is >>>>>> _____.

Who are the power brokers and who would they select? They are the same ones who currently pull the strings, penalize FL and states that do not toe the line, support certain candidates, pull support from non-conformist candidates, etc.
15 posted on 02/16/2012 8:07:18 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
“I cannot predict what will happen in the future, but I know I’ve got the fire in my belly to try to help,” she maintained. “If that involved running for public office at some point in the future, I’m game for that.”

I think she meant more than that, and I'm fine with it.

16 posted on 02/16/2012 8:09:35 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2
Need her? Yes... We do.

I just hope she's ready for the sh*t-storm to fire back up again. No matter how, or when, she runs... She needs to be a lot better prepared to fight against the slander and libel they will hit her with again.

17 posted on 02/16/2012 8:09:59 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: paul51

Nope. She was smart enough to see where the debates were going and that they would ultimately harm all the conservative candidates. She is smart enough to understand that by staying out of the metrosexual slap fighting that is the primaries, she commands for attention and media face time than the actually candidates put together.

The landscape of Alaska is littered with the political bodies of people who have underestimated Sarah Palin.


18 posted on 02/16/2012 8:11:56 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

As the party VP nominee in 2008, Palin was in the seat as presumptive standard bearer for 2012. She abrogated that position when she declined to run. Her sphere of influence has dwindled greatly as a result. I doubt the Elites consider her a ‘force’ in the party politics. She became little more than an ‘also ran’.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 8:11:56 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Jukeman

How did the elections get so complicated? Geesh


20 posted on 02/16/2012 8:12:36 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

21 posted on 02/16/2012 8:13:03 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Amen


22 posted on 02/16/2012 8:14:10 AM PST by abigail2
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To: TomGuy
Who are the power brokers and who would they select?

In Michigan and much of the midwest the entire political class backs Romney as does the political class of New England, Utah and other states. That's some serious power to overcome. Despite that power, the voters themselves are overcoming it. In a brokered convention, it would be in the hands of those who oppose us.
23 posted on 02/16/2012 8:14:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: abigail2

It is set up to keep the GOP establishment in power and the same for the Marxist, I mean Democratic party.


24 posted on 02/16/2012 8:19:40 AM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: abigail2

LOL! Thanks, but in re-reading my comment I see that it was barely coherent. Glad you got the gist of it, though.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 8:23:52 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: abigail2

The GOP does NOT WANT Sarah.

She scares the heck outta them.

But I sure would be fun. She would hand the Kenyen his arse for sure.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 8:26:12 AM PST by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: Dead Corpse
I just hope she's ready for the sh*t-storm to fire back up again. No matter how, or when, she runs... She needs to be a lot better prepared to fight against the slander and libel they will hit her with again.

Agreed.

This time she knows what she is up against and has had a chance to prepare mentally and spiritually.

No reasonable person could have anticipated the level of vitriol and scrutiny she got last time.

When has the opposition ever moved an enemy literally next door to a candidate to spy on them and their family 24/7???

27 posted on 02/16/2012 8:30:13 AM PST by null and void (Day 1122 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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I’m not sure I’d want anyone who didn’t have what it takes to run for office to be given the nomination.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 8:33:35 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Keep telling yourself that. It won’t help but it will make you feel better.


29 posted on 02/16/2012 8:40:35 AM PST by Josephat (The old claim your evengelizing people who haven't heard the gospel, but go to a Catholic country tr)
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To: TomGuy
I doubt the Elites consider her a ‘force’ in the party politics. She became little more than an ‘also ran’.

Let them keep on thinking that. When it comes to Sarah, all bets are off.

30 posted on 02/16/2012 8:41:28 AM PST by maxter (We cannot let freedom fade under our watch.)
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To: Jukeman

Time to get back to simple! Sounds like we are beginning to wake up though, I admire Sarah for not letting them get away with it without a good fight at least.


31 posted on 02/16/2012 8:46:37 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Lee'sGhost

I’m barely coherent, but I know what I like...


32 posted on 02/16/2012 8:50:52 AM PST by abigail2
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To: cripplecreek

Certainly a brokered convention traditionally favors the party officeholders and other regulars. But what are their choices? If it is brokered, then Romney did not win it and Huntsman was worse. Would they really go with JEB, I doubt the beltway types would have the name Bush crammed down their throats where they live and they know that would happen. So they would be back to Daniels or Christie maybe?

As for the conservatives, who do we counter with? Palin most certainly. Maybe Rubio? Gingrich and Santorum would have not won it.

So we have find the reason this convention might be brokered. For various reasons, the GOP top tier candidates did not enter and that fractured the field some. So in a brokered convention might it be:

1. Christy who had not been a governor long enough and who had a state government to administer.

2. Daniels whose family said no?

3. Palin who felt called not to enter this primary field?

4. Rubio who was to new as a senator to run, though it did not stop Obama.

Given that the US public traditionally elects governors not legislators president and this recent deviation from that has been a disaster, I would think that Rubio is more of a VP choice. He can take that slot and not resign from the Senate unless elected.

So if not one of the actual candidates, I can imagine the following possibilities:

Christie-Rubio
Daniels-Rubio
Palin-Rubio
Christie-Daniels
Daniels-Santorum

coming out of a brokered convention. Am I missing anyone?


33 posted on 02/16/2012 8:57:35 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: abigail2

I love Sarah Palin and her views match up so well with mine. That said, I hate to think what a presidency would do to her two youngest children. A life in Alaska with relative freedom and parents who have time to spend time with them is so SO much better for them than a four-eight year stint in Washington.

Paul Ryan didn’t enter the race this time because he wanted his girls to be raised in Wisconsin in relative peace. The nation sure could use his leadership now too, but he has put his family first.


34 posted on 02/16/2012 8:59:02 AM PST by freemama
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To: null and void

she is the most ready of any of the candidates...I have taken her off my pedestal I had her on. But she is the best I can see, although West is great. But she is ready and willing it looks like. Dog fight in the Republican party...


35 posted on 02/16/2012 8:59:22 AM PST by abigail2
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To: D-fendr

I can’t get excited until the first prayer thread for her goes up.


36 posted on 02/16/2012 8:59:47 AM PST by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: JLS

You are missing Paul. Either Ron OR Rand. I hope neither of them are on the ticket, but you have to put them in the race if the convention is brokered.


37 posted on 02/16/2012 9:01:35 AM PST by freemama
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To: abigail2

I was a big Sarah supporter, and up until her decision not to run, I thought she was a strategic and media-manipulating genius.

Since that time, I’ve reassessed her behavior. She now seems a bit flighty and self-serving, I’m afraid.


38 posted on 02/16/2012 9:08:23 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: paul51

short reply, yet totally accurate.


39 posted on 02/16/2012 9:13:21 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: abigail2
How did the elections get so complicated?

It's because the good old USA won't hold run-off elections. If no one gets a majority, we should just hold a run-off primary (or election) between the two top vote-getters.

It's a bit expensive, but that way, the winner would have a true mandate from the people. And in an increasingly divided country, our leaders really need that legitimacy.

40 posted on 02/16/2012 9:25:19 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: JLS
Yeah you are....

SCREW that fat RINO POS Christy.....he's no better then Mittens.

41 posted on 02/16/2012 9:25:29 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: null and void
When has the opposition ever moved an enemy literally next door to a candidate to spy on them and their family 24/7???

Moving in a spy next door in and of itself is no problem, as she had nothing criminal to hide, only personal stuff, same as any other family. The spy came up empty.

her 24 K e mails was another bust.

That is why they resorted to making things up out of whole cloth, re, Trig's "real" mom, who she slept with 30 years ago, a few ethics charges here and there, pretty much anything goes, because no one stood up and said enough of this shiite.

there were, and still are people, even on this site, that relished the attacks.

The libs have carte blanc for use of media outlets and 100% untruths for character assassination for any conservative candidate, because they can.The conservatives take it in the rear time and time again, because after all, he/she is not my candidate, he/she is not pure as the wind driven snow.

42 posted on 02/16/2012 9:27:46 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: cripplecreek
The delegates that are elected in the primary votes actually have the early power, not the power brokers.

If the delegates fail to consolidate around a conservative, then the back room will decide.

I'm guessing it's highly likely to be brokered between the four candidates and the GOP RINO elite.

That could be more than interesting, and hardly guarantees a RINO.

I'm all for a brokered convention at this point, although I'll take it if either Newt or Santorum wins outright.

43 posted on 02/16/2012 9:30:34 AM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: freemama

The GOP in a brokered convention are not going the way of Paul, either one. But I did not think about them and you are right, they could play a role. They could be the factor that cause the GOP insiders to come aboard for Palin or Rubio and end a brokered convention, if it looks like some Paul faction is growing or threatening to get near the votes needed.


44 posted on 02/16/2012 9:32:41 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

What are you blabbering about? This is a discussion about what might happen in a brokered convention. Do you not understand that?


45 posted on 02/16/2012 9:34:36 AM PST by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: TomGuy
I fully agree with your premise. Sarah will make a viable Ali, but as a candidate herself, she has gathered too much moss, as well as baggage from her earlier behavior in 2011.

She could not easily step into a “Brokered” nomination and I think she would turn it down if it was offered to her.

She is doing what she is best suited for, as a staunch advocate for smaller government and lower taxes. Not to mention getting out of debt. But as the one to fix the mess? I don't think she is well suited for that task. For that it will take a Newt Gingrich or Ronald Reagan.

46 posted on 02/16/2012 9:41:27 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: D-fendr

“I’m not sure I’d want anyone who didn’t have what it takes to run for office to be given the nomination.”

OK, what do you think of the current field?


47 posted on 02/16/2012 9:50:09 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Noble

I wish it was better, but at least they are running, campaigning, fighting for the nomination.

So, I think it would be wrong to give it to someone who sat it out.

On practical grounds, it would also make sense rather than have a candidate who has to build a campaign organization from scratch in a very very short time.


48 posted on 02/16/2012 9:55:03 AM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: JLS
I just answered your question....if you forgot someone....

I pointed out the fact that you forgot about the POS leftist RINO slob in the form of Governor of NJ.....

Don't like the answer then don't ask the question....or support an obvious fake conservative...

49 posted on 02/16/2012 10:08:06 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: JLS
Given that the US public traditionally elects governors not legislators president and this recent deviation from that has been a disaster,

Obama hasn't been a disaster for his constituents at all. He's been very successful at getting left-wing policy passed. If we had a right-winger who was as effective as Obama at passing his agenda we'd be very happy. So I'm not worried if a candidate was a governor, senator, house member or private citizen. There are far more important factors to look at.

50 posted on 02/16/2012 10:09:14 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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