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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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To: JLS

I would say the most important quality in a president is being able to sell the American people on their agenda. The Congress will go wherever the poll numbers go. The key is to be able to communicate your message to the public, beat back leftist attacks any way you can and win the argument. Reagan, Newt and Obama are people that have shown an ability to convince the public that they are right on the issues.


51 posted on 02/16/2012 10:13:44 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Disagree...after seeing what we have to deal with, Sarah is no wallflower, or doe not have alot of baggage. She is a woman and that might turn alot of people off, but these are dire times... the worst!


52 posted on 02/16/2012 10:17:51 AM PST by abigail2
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To: Leaning Right

Why not have some form of instant runoff voting? There have been local elections with ballots where you rank the candidates, or put in a 2nd and 3rd choice right on the ballot. Then it’s just a matter of recounting the 2nd choices of anybody who didn’t vote for one of the top two vote-getters.

This ought to happen on the presidential level for sure to ensure the legitimate will of the people was respected. But either way such a change would have to implemented on a state-by-state level, and we see how all the various states already can’t agree on caucus, primary, winner-take-all, proportional, what date to hold their elections, even when the RNC penalizes them for doing it the wrong way.


53 posted on 02/16/2012 10:21:30 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: going hot

The guy who moved in next door to her accused her in his book of having an affair during her marriage. Did she deny that?


54 posted on 02/16/2012 10:23:06 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: JediJones

Newt has a temper. Anger blinds one. It does not sit well on a President. That is why Reagan was so great. He was the teflon president.


55 posted on 02/16/2012 10:23:27 AM PST by abigail2
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To: JediJones

OMG, whose side are you on?!


56 posted on 02/16/2012 10:24:59 AM PST by abigail2
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To: abigail2

According to whom? I haven’t seen Newt lose his temper. I’ve seen Mitt get angry and fly off the handle under far less pressure than Newt’s faced in various interviews, but not Newt. I’ve seen Newt under incredible pressure and intense criticism and handle it expertly, deftly, calmly and sometimes even with a smile. If you have video of this ranting, raving, angry Newt, please send it along.


57 posted on 02/16/2012 10:28:30 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: cripplecreek
Aren't the voting delegates chosen in state conventions?

If so, conservatives are screwed only if we stay home and don't get involved at the precinct level and get conservatives elected to the national convention.

Sitting at computers doesn't cut it.

58 posted on 02/16/2012 10:31:38 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Jukeman

There aren’t “super delegates.” But each state sends a few of their party leaders along as delegates who can vote for whoever they want. They’d probably make up 5-10% of the total and they have an equal vote.

Ron Paul people are trying to sign up to be delegates wherever they can. On the first vote, they might be bound to elect whoever their state voted for, but on the second vote they can switch to Ron Paul.

It is 99% guaranteed that if Ron Paul can’t win, most if not all of his delegates will switch to Romney. Which means for anyone else to have a chance, Paul’s and Romney’s delegates added together have to total less than the 1144 needed to win.

The way things are going, even if the convention is brokered, it looks like Romney will enter the convention in the lead. It will be his to lose. The establishment will have no qualms about pushing for him hard if he has a plurality of delegates at that point. They can always argue he was in the lead so it’s more democratic to make him the winner.


59 posted on 02/16/2012 10:33:32 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: JediJones
It had no basis or foundation, was not vetted by the publisher, and the “author” could not produce corroboration.

She would not go on national TV to prove that something that did not happen in fact did not happen. That is what the media wanted to frame her as, for character assassination, pure and simple.

The media was out of accusations, so they needed another source of gossip, non valid, like all the other attempts, but attention getting never the less.

If someone moved next door to you, and then wrote a book, pushed by big publishers, and believed by 47 per cent of voters, that stated you repeatedly snuck over and had a relationship with your neighbor's wife, how much time would you spend defending yourself, especially if you were in a position to threaten the current pol, and the news was played 24/7 in ALL outlets?

Has any of the accusations of her over 4 years come to fruition?

The sole purpose was to present her in negative lighting, and by God, they succeeded, with people of your mindset as willing enablers.

60 posted on 02/16/2012 10:45:23 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: abigail2

I’m not someone who expects or requires my politicians to be saints or nuns. But personal issues like this would come up in the election just as we saw with Herman Cain. So I am curious if she denied these allegations already or just sort of dodged or ignored them. The accusations that came out in that guy’s book could be the reason she didn’t run.


61 posted on 02/16/2012 10:45:40 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: freemama
A life in Alaska with relative freedom and parents who have time to spend time with them is so SO much better for them

Followed by living in the most repressive dictatorship in human history? I don't think so.

Without "a four-eight year stint in Washington." her children have nothing less to look forward to than the Stazi with supercomputers, aerial drones, unlimited databases, a camera on every corner with the authoritah to instantly dispatch anyone considered an enemy of the state.

62 posted on 02/16/2012 10:48:11 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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To: lonestar

Different in every state I think, but in the caucuses people seem to get picked as delegates on the day of the caucus. A lot of them go to the state convention, and a subgroup is “picked” to go to the national convention. I don’t know if they’re picked by the candidates or by the state party. This thread explains how Ron Paul people are executing a plan to stack the delegates with their own people:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2843327/posts

In Pennsylvania, you have to run on a ballot to be elected as a delegate and you can vote for whoever you want at the convention. It doesn’t have to be who won the primary in your state.


63 posted on 02/16/2012 10:50:28 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er the Establishmentarian Duo MittRick in 2012!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

She’s “reloading”

Newt Sarah Allen - We wait. And watch. And some of us Pray.

It’s going to require a massive shift for the establishment GOP pols and check writers to see them on the ticket.

I’d vote for anyone of the three without blinking. We need a president that tells it like it is. I believe anyone of the three would do that. 2 of those candidates have been “vetted” good or bad.


64 posted on 02/16/2012 10:59:05 AM PST by BigpapaBo (If it don't kill you it'll make you _________!)
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To: going hot
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.

EXCUSE ME???

That should be THE centerpiece of her campaign.

THIS is how the liberals want to treat every American they don't agree with.

This his how they want to treat YOU.

If you don't want to live in a Federal Goldfish Bowl, don't vote for a liberal.

Vote for Sarah, She's seen the future, and vice versa...

65 posted on 02/16/2012 11:01:11 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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To: null and void
"No problem" regards it being a source for dirt on her.

The act itself is/was certainly a problem.

I really think he was placed there to goad the Palin family into an overt act of aggression, for which they would then have more ammunition, probably on tape, to be looped to play 24/7.

The Palins foiled the plans however, with 'nothing to see here, move along' in the literal sense.

Can't have that, so stuff was made of whole cloth.

The media's whole ploy was to embroil her in this crap, to take her eye off the ball, just in case she ran. She was, and still is their worst nightmare.

66 posted on 02/16/2012 11:12:21 AM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: JediJones
Why not have some form of instant runoff voting?

Excellent idea.

67 posted on 02/16/2012 11:19:06 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: JediJones
Thanks. Delegates to the national convention is probably where the "Country Club Republicans" take over because it is expensive to go to those conventions.

I've always wondered how some of the Dem delegates afford it. I bet the party pays for some of them... churches pay for others. I wonder!

68 posted on 02/16/2012 11:34:41 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: JediJones
The accusations that came out in that guy’s book could be the reason

Well, something sure changed between Indianola on September 3 and the "no run" announcement on October 5.

The McGinnis book was published on September 14.

You can draw your own conclusions. I personally would not like to inhabit the public eye right after a book about my wife's sex life before our marriage was published, and I don't think the First Dude liked it very much, either.

69 posted on 02/16/2012 11:42:48 AM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Noble

-—I personally would not like to inhabit the public eye right after a book about my wife’s sex life before our marriage was published, and I don’t think the First Dude liked it very much, either.——

That’s definitely possible. But the horse had already left the barn, and quitting the race is exactly what this lowlife wanted. So, overall, I can’t picture the First Dude pressuring her to drop out.


70 posted on 02/16/2012 11:50:15 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Chris Christie????? Yes I did mention him. Reread my initial post. I did misspell his name the second time I wrote it but who else might you have thought I was taking about?

So that is the source of my not thinking your post was germane. You thought I missed Christie. I thought your pejoratively suggesting him was ad hominem because I did list him.


71 posted on 02/16/2012 12:06:03 PM 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
cn Nobody knows how a second ballot would go.

Precedents are not especially useful. The last time there was a second ballot, delegates either were, or were chosen by, powerful political and business leaders in their states, and every delegate had great practical interests in, and accountability for, the outcome. The substantial majority of delegates had no strong commitment to any particular candidate.

Modern pledged and bound delegates are selected by the candidates themselves, or by the "grass roots" party organization through a caucus and convention process that runs in parallel with or after the primary and (mass) caucus elections. The candidate-chosen delegates often are, and the "grass roots" delegates usually are, very far removed from the real levers of political and economic power. No one knows what they will do or who they will listen to.


72 posted on 02/16/2012 12:17:04 PM PST by only1percent
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
So, overall, I can’t picture the First Dude pressuring her to drop out.

I think that overstates what I think happened.

I think being Mr. Sarah Palin had turned into a much bigger deal than it had been before the "pre-race race". I wonder if Mr. Palin ever sat down for five minutes to let it all soak in.

The McGinnis punch in the mouth may have brought a lot of stuff to the surface, who knows.

If I'm right, it makes me think even more of her, because most of these sociopaths would run over their spouse in a second for a shot at the brass ring.

In any event, for whatever reason, the Sarah of 2009-9/3/2011 is back again and showing a little ankle, so - keep hope alive.

73 posted on 02/16/2012 1:10:07 PM PST by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: JediJones

I suspect that Obama has been a disaster to all but his core voters. That is why the midterms were as they were. That is why the Dims lost Weiner’s House seat. That is why Obama may very well not be reelected. That is why I read an article today about the youth vote abandoning him.

You may not worry about the nominee having executive experience, but the electorate at large may well. In a brokered convention the professional pols will be concerned with winning so that will be a factor. Also issue of having run and won in a statewide race will matter even more if the nominee is from a brokered convention and was not picked by winning a number of states in primary elections. That makes any Congressman or ex-Congressman or mayor or ex-mayor unlikely.


74 posted on 02/16/2012 1:54:20 PM 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

Hopefully the Santorum-Gingrich rivalry will coalesce into one Mitt-beating viable candidate before the convention, with the one who concedes throwing his support to the other. Sarah would make an awesome veep for either one and as the heiress apparent to the GOP presidential candidacy in 2020, a very tantalizing choice. Newt is more her style than Rick, but she could play well with either one.


75 posted on 02/16/2012 2:14:50 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: TomGuy
As the party VP nominee in 2008, Palin was in the seat as presumptive standard bearer for 2012.

No. 2012 was "Mitt's turn"

76 posted on 02/16/2012 2:19:12 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (Society is well governed when the people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law)
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To: abigail2

What a BEAUTIFUL picture of her!!! (I always dreamed of having a horse just like the one she is riding, too!)

OK, with that out of the way, I consider her words to actually be of great comfort! I’m not too familiar yet with what a brokered convention could actually mean, but I’d love to see her and Gingrich or something on the same ticket. We need someone like her, and like him to lead us away from the abyss (we’re hanging on roots sticking out of the side of the cliff at this point...). SOMEONE who is a “Statesman” and can carry the message of liberty to the public and offer a TRUE alternative to the status quo which is what the GOP-e and the DNC want to stick with. I’m praying for that daily...


77 posted on 02/16/2012 2:57:10 PM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

The picture is at Reagans ranch and that is Reagans horse I believe...I;m not familiar with brokered conventions either but it tells me all is not lost yet...


78 posted on 02/16/2012 4:45:10 PM PST by abigail2
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To: JediJones

Well, we are just parsing words. Call the uncommitted delgates or free delegates. Call them what you want but I call them “superdelegates” and so do many people because they don’t have to vote according to the primary results on the first round at the convention.


79 posted on 02/16/2012 5:04:31 PM PST by Jukeman (God help us for we are deep in trouble.)
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To: abigail2

Palin: “she ”would do whatever [she] could to help,”

I don’t know what that means. Who or what will she help? As much as I would like too, I’m not reading her comment as her indicating she will enter the race, should there be a brokered deal. What am I missing?


80 posted on 02/16/2012 9:56:23 PM PST by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: abigail2
Sarah left the door open all along. If we are without a true conservative or are so split as to not be able to actually get behind a good candidate and be united we will be in BIG TROUBLE!!! Plus she will have avoided all the attacks (personal and fabricated) and saved all the money primary campaigns cost. VERY SMART, indeed!!!

Hope it comes to be!

Thank you Abigail2 for the notice.

81 posted on 02/17/2012 8:23:47 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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