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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

KEYWORDS: brokeredconvention; sarahpalin
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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


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.


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:


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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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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