Skip to comments.Sarah ‘I’m Game’ to Run for Future Office & ‘All Bets Are Off’ in Event of Brokered GOP Convention
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
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
OMG, whose side are you on?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
-—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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No. 2012 was "Mitt's turn"
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...
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...
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.
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?
Hope it comes to be!
Thank you Abigail2 for the notice.
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