Skip to comments.If Newt Can't Recover, We Should Look to an Open Convention... and That Means PALIN
Posted on 02/20/2012 7:59:43 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
In my view, Rich Santorum is weak, a Charlie Brown type character for whom Obama (Lucie) will simply yank the ball away as we head towards massive defeat
Not thanks- if Noot can't come back I'd prefer and open convention, Palin vs. Jeb Bush or some such thing.
Mittens would lose in November due to insufficient contrast and a disgusted GOP base. I agree he's an improvement over Obama, and not a maniacal racist/marxist- BUT ...deeply resent having Romney stuffed down my throat by the GOP old guard. At this point is merely slowing the growth rate of the state sector good enough? Methinks not.
Mark me down for 'Cuda: We used to fear her polling negatives, and honestly I was glad she didn't run. But now, after how all the negative campaigning has played out... Palin looks more than worth a chance since everybody else on the GOP side has suffered similar damage from flailing negative attacks.
All I know for sure is Rich Santorum is NOT going to cut it, my friends... talk about 'settling' for the mediocre, good grief.
I could be an enthusiastic supporter of Palin/Gingrich ticket.
Is that you, Sheriff Babeu?
I think Palin “already” is building up....from the CPAC speech to the blitz all over Fox and then to her new Sarah PAC video campaign like video points to her knowing well ahead that she going to be called upon
Me too, and real quick
Or visa versa, really doesn’t matter who tops the ticket just as long as they win and come to power, Matthew
So...when you’re pondering the imponderable next time, consider - what if Palin was able to see how this would all play out, with multiple “Non-Romney” candidates eviscerating themselves in dozens of debates, wasting millions of dollars just to divide the vote amongst them...and making a conscious decision not to join the fray, but to keep her powder dry and see what happens come convention time?
Almost sounds like a gameplan for a competition that an athlete might come up with doesn’t it? Or a strategy that a hunter might follow...
Just something fun to think about, of course ;-)
I’m all in w/this, but how did Sarah know it would come to this?
... and yeah, I still think she could take out the repugnant one.
How would you convince her to accept a draft, and how would you prove that the GOP RINO establishment had learned their lesson and were now trustworthy?
Absent a clean win by Newt that's my hope and I'll continue to work for it.
Can't wait for the screaming matches and fist fights in the aisles.
I’m not sure, meet me at the Tucson Super 8 and we’ll talk about it lol
No. I just cannot see her being on a ticket. She will NOT win against Obama.
Sarah would pulverize obama. It will/could be pure good versus pure bad. really simple.
“I could be an enthusiastic supporter of Palin/Gingrich ticket.”
Or a Gingrich/Palin ticket would be winner for me. The RINOs in the party would have a cow. GO NEWT GO!
Back in August...she told Hannity that “Mark my words, this will be an unusual election cycle” and then “there’s going to be a lot of coming and going” She knew something was up.
“Can’t wait for the screaming matches and fist fights in the aisles.”
Just like S Korean parliament lol
I got to give you credit, you guys don’t give up .
In all honesty her recent actions is what’s got me thinking about the possibilities, Mike
thank you for not calling it a brokered convention.
it somebody wants to jump in now, the KS and MO caucuses are coming up. There is no ballot deadline cuz at a caucus there ain’t no ballot.
Wonder about deadlines for CA TX NJ OR NC IN NY WI ... CT is still available but looks like a MITT state.
I could support any combination of Palin/ Gingrich.
I really wish I could understand the nature of the trouble newt has run into.
he wasn’t my first choice, and I do have problems with things he’s done in the past, but the man is cleary intelligent and articulate. This is a really tough primary to figure out ><.
I've always had an uneasy feeling about Sarah running for President. I like her, though.
Only asking: None of the candidates remaining would be good versus evil? or we'd have to just start from scratch? Yuck. ...and we could get stuck with anyone? Again, yuck.
So help me if "they" try to leave us with Jeb Bush, I'm not voting.
I agree about Santorum. Nice fella that doesn’t stand even a small chance of beating nobama. nobama and his thugs will treat him like a doormat, then pick him up, chew him up and spit him out.
BYW, the female character in the Charlie Brown comic strip is named Lucy, not Lucie.
I agree about Santorum. Nice fella that doesn’t stand even a small chance of beating nobama. nobama will treat him like a doormat, then pick him up, chew him up and spit him out.
BYW, the female character in the Charlie Brown comic strip is named Lucy, not Lucie.
I don’t think she planned it this way. I do think she’s tried to stop Romney from the get go but then so have most of us.
But if we can’t get it together, Sarah’s a patriot above all else. She’d run.
Newt Gingrich LOOKS OLD. That’s why he’s having trouble. His hair is white. He looks like he won’t last long in office.
Not this crap again.
We need to keep tabs on American Elect, a psudo middle way organization directed by Peter Ackerman with GEORGE SOROS on the board of Directors. americanselect.org
(Americans Elect’s chairman, Peter Ackerman was right-hand man to junk-bond trader Michael Milken at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the 1980s.) http://articles.latimes.com/2011/dec/20/nation/la-na-california-americans-elect-20111220
You +1’d this publicly. Undo
Dec 2, 2011 All you do is drag votes AWAY from the GOP. Americans Elect?......George Soros sits on America Elects Board........Funded by George Soros.
Perhaps we are gazing @ divine providence. God Bless America. It’s a fine time for it to come upon us.
I have thought for some time that she has outmanuevered the rest of the field, yet when she declined to run I thought it wise with such high polling negatives
Now that we’ve seen what they’ve done to Gingrich -and reality had done to Romney- ‘Cuda’s negatives are no longer enough to dismiss her outright, that’s for sure
So what, his wife is young and her hair is white as a snowman’s butt lol
I’m as amazed/impressed as you are
Picking the running mate will be primarily up to the nominee, and too often the pick is an absolute surprise - sometimes really a downer.
I think the GOP establishment is in it’s death throes, quite frankly
They bet it all on Mittens AND LOST
Now the hunter has become the hunted... and getting Palin to ‘accept the draft’ is forgone conclusion, my friend
He was anti corruption, a patriot, great President, and restored the American people's trust in an honest Presidency. One of the best chief executives this nation has ever been blessed with.
Sarah is better looking.
Talking heads from every network and snooze-paper in the country will all explode in unison.
I can hardly wait.
Go Sarah !!!
>> “In my view, Rich Santorum is weak, a Charlie Brown type character for whom Obama (Lucie) will simply yank the ball away as we head towards massive defeat” <<
An excellent summation.
LOL. I am now absolutely convinced there really is a sucker born everyday. Any "build up" is just another of Palin's attention getting efforts to keep her name in the limelight and keep the fund raising rolling in for her PAC. Even in a brokered convention (and there won't be one), Palin is not going to be called on by a majority of delegates, candidates, attendees, etc. And if she were, she wouldn't run anyway. She's celebrity now, and all good celebrities understand the key to drawing crowds and remaining relevant is to not just stay in the news - but to find ways to turn news cycles themselves.
What on earth is it going to take for some of you people to finally get it? The woman said, no. It's not going to happen. Sarah Palin is not running for President in this election cycle at all. One thing is for sure though, she can get a ton of attention and rake in a lot of money via the die hard fanatics who just can't let go. One "fire in the belly" interview somewhere on Fox and many of ya'll are back at it thinking she is going to run and funding her PAC for her. I swear it's like battered spouse syndrome for some of you people. Palin could do this for the next 4 election cycles straight and you probably still wouldn't figure it out.
I wouldn’t be too quick to jump onto the brokered convention bandwagon. Th establishment Republicans are planning on offering up Jeb if Romney doesn’t seal the deal.
From where I sit, either one is a lose-lose for the GOP and zero wins round 2. I’m not too sure where Sarah really stands. She;s keeping everything too close to the vest and, IMO, while I like her and would love to see her as our candidate, I believe that she would split the party. Too many people DON’T like Sarah and will stay home in November.
Right now, the way things appear, the GOP and conservatives are heading for a giant cluster**** in the summer that will probably ensure another Obama term if we are unable to rally around a particular candidate.
So far, Romney and Paul are unlikely choices. Which leaves us Newt and Rick Santorum. I like Newt, but he tends to be a bit polarizing and could face an uphill battle in the fall - battling both conservatives and the Obama Propaganda Teams (AKA Truth Teams).
And, Santorum would probably fare worse. He still lacks strong name recognition and would be the target of withering attacks from Obama.
IMO, Obama will probably NOT do the bulk of his own battling, he would leave that to his gang of thugs and his propagandists. All in all, I think this campaign will be the dirtiest and most ruthless campaign we have ever seen. And, traditionally, conservatives are not up to dirty politics.
>> “Im all in w/this, but how did Sarah know it would come to this?” <<
How could it not come to this with weak, lackluster candidates like Huntsman, Bachmann, Perry, Santorum, and Paul? And the establishment pushing Romney the retched?
I’m not looking forward to the public beheading of Social Conservatism.
Go Newt 2012!!!
Sarah is Mother Abagail; Obama is Randall Flagg- the “dark man”.
In a way, ever since Palin first appeared on the national scene and became immediately targeted for total and complete obliteration, I’ve viewed it as a grand battle between pure good and pure evil. Sadly, it often seems that the latter has been having the upper hand, being increasingly ascendent all over the country. Which further makes me doubt its ultimate survival.
Tucson is Pima County, wrong crooked sheriff.
I don’t understand how a deadlocked convention leads to Palin. As I understand it (and I could be wrong) a deadlocked convention/brokered convention means everyone breaks out into huddles of delegates by state or whatever and the POWER-BROKERS start negotiating, bargaining and cutting deals for delegate commitments.
If it’s the establishment GOP power-brokers who have all the leverage, money and deals lined-up, what does Palin (or anyone else) have that can beat that?
I guess what I’m asking is, can someone knowledgeable explain how an outsider can beat the establishment GOP in that scenario? Clue me in (and everyone else whose heard the phrase, but has no idea how it actually works).
Palin would have huge congressional coattails, but I’m not sure Newt could do that.
Lately I have read where America needs heroes..wt*?...so, my thoughts go to Mister NOOT, Santorum, Sarah, Tim Tebow, and/or Gerald Lin, of the NY Knickerbockers, as the likely heroes. Remember how powerful the Tea Party was in ‘10? Now, we are still p*ssed, and our ears are turned back as we head to victory in ‘12, if we have Mister Noot, Santorum, Sarah, and/or Paul Ryan as our candidate(s). I cannot find myself endured to Santorum, but because the Doctor or Democracy supports him, so shall I. No more rinos, please.