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Should Sarah Palin run for office in 2012? (Poll)
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Posted on 06/18/2011 12:54:51 PM PDT by editor-surveyor

Election year is just 6 months away and Sarah Palin is working the crowd…sort of. Her latest bus tour has a lot of people wondering what she’s up to. In an effort to not have the media follow her around; Palin has opted to not disclose where she’s going next until she’s there. It’s an interesting, albeit confusing, tactic and has a lot of people wondering what she’s planning.

Some are speculating that Palin is setting the stage for a Presidential or Vice Presidential bid in the 2012 elections. Others are just plain confused at why her bus tour is veiled in such mystery. Whatever’s going on – it has Sarah Palin on the minds of the public and in media again which may be exactly where she wants to be.

What do you think? Should Sarah Palin make a run for the White House again or is it time for her to bow out and allow her fellow Republicans to focus their efforts and funding on other candidates? Should Sarah Palin run for office in 2012?

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60% yes

Run Sarah - Run!

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1 posted on 06/18/2011 12:54:57 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: onyx; 2ndDivisionVet

Is there any real question?


2 posted on 06/18/2011 12:56:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Freep the poll.


3 posted on 06/18/2011 12:58:25 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Obama himself likely accounts for most of those YES votes. The Dems are salivating like mad dogs (even more than usual) at the prospect of facing Palin. It is the surefire way to ensure that the swing independent voters swing Obama’s way.


4 posted on 06/18/2011 1:03:14 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: DryFly

So who is your candidate du jour?


5 posted on 06/18/2011 1:09:37 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: Sea Parrot

He can’t vote - mentally incompetent.


6 posted on 06/18/2011 1:14:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

61% Yes, Sarah Palin should run for office in 2012.

38% No, Sarah Palin should not run for office in 2012.

1% I don’t know. Please see my answer below.


7 posted on 06/18/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: editor-surveyor
Yes.



RUN SARAH, RUN!

8 posted on 06/18/2011 1:15:22 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: DryFly

Your screen handle is a lie; your fly isn’t dry.


9 posted on 06/18/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: DryFly

How many people are in your little echo chamber?


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10 posted on 06/18/2011 1:21:10 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: editor-surveyor

Oh, so witty. Bet that kind of humor keeps em rolling in the aisles down at the local WalMart.


11 posted on 06/18/2011 1:24:30 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: DryFly

About on par with the comment to which I replied.


12 posted on 06/18/2011 1:38:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Sit it out Sarah. America needs the GOP to win and you can’t win.


13 posted on 06/18/2011 1:47:59 PM PDT by pgkdan ( Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: DryFly

Absolutely!


14 posted on 06/18/2011 1:49:01 PM PDT by pgkdan ( Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: pgkdan

America needs the GOP to win and Sarah is our only chance!


15 posted on 06/18/2011 1:52:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: DryFly

Palinistas are a vicious cult. Attach their goddess and they are ruthless. I find it all rather funny.


16 posted on 06/18/2011 1:54:12 PM PDT by pgkdan ( Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: editor-surveyor

She’s and Huntsman are probably the only two obammy can beat.


17 posted on 06/18/2011 1:55:30 PM PDT by pgkdan ( Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: pgkdan

How does 61% not win against 38%?


18 posted on 06/18/2011 1:56:49 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: pgkdan

No kidding. My original comment was actually giving her grace to cover her gaffe. How foolish it was of me to believe that anything spewing forth from her mouth could ever amount to a gaffe. AS SHE HAS SPOKEN, SO SHALL IT BE!


19 posted on 06/18/2011 2:02:26 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: DryFly

“The Dems are salivating like mad dogs (even more than usual) at the prospect of facing Palin.”

Yeah, that is why they attack her nonstop.

They are salivating for Palin like we conservatives salivated for Obama over Hillary Clinton. That worked out superbly.

Palin will not only win, but she will win big.


20 posted on 06/18/2011 2:10:43 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Murdering unborn children is the highest sacrament in the liberal religion.)
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To: DryFly
Obama himself likely accounts for most of those YES votes. The Dems are salivating like mad dogs (even more than usual) at the prospect of facing Palin. It is the surefire way to ensure that the swing independent voters swing Obama’s way.

Consider this:

1. I believe only a woman can beat Obama and out of Sarah and Michelle, Sarah has the most energized base.

2. Let the Dems go after her...it would only serve to sink them because the most Independents are conservative leaning anyway and the Dems attacking Sarah only gives the Independents another reason to go GOP.

3. The midterm election was a precursor to where the sentiment of independents stand. With Obama's bomb on the economy, still at 9.1 unemployment; downgrade by the IMF; no compromise at all from Obama's administration with the present GOP controlled house; and the fact he plays golf every weekend...I mean, does any average American even think this guy is serious?

No Sir, In my opinion, Sarah may the only person to take on Obama.

21 posted on 06/18/2011 2:13:38 PM PDT by Arrowhead
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To: DryFly


22 posted on 06/18/2011 2:16:06 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: DryFly

I do prefer non union stores that sell guns, so yeah, WalMart works for me.


23 posted on 06/18/2011 2:23:13 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: DryFly

What gaffe?


24 posted on 06/18/2011 2:30:10 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Well, I have neither the time nor inclination to state them all, but the one I was referring to was her misstatement about the purpose of Paul Revere’s ride.


25 posted on 06/18/2011 3:01:58 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: DryFly

LOL, you mean the part where Revere was stopped by British officers an at gunpoint, warned the Brits that the Colonists were well armed and in number?

That was the main media thrust and Palin was exactly correct in saying that.


26 posted on 06/18/2011 3:28:53 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Murdering unborn children is the highest sacrament in the liberal religion.)
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To: DryFly

What I heard in her statement was someone that knew the history and made a quick summarizing quip, the media chose to attempt to make it a gaffe, the way that you are.


27 posted on 06/18/2011 3:29:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: editor-surveyor

She can do as she wants, she doesn’t need my, or your, permission. At times she makes my eyes tear up and my heart skip a beat. At times I shake my head in disappointment, as when she used PAC dollars to pay for her and the family’s recent bus trip. She courageously stated that all energy ‘subsidies’ should be vanquished. She needs to be as unambiguous on DADT and illegal immigration. Though I believe in regard to the latter she is adamantly opposed to illegal immigration as she finds herself torn between helping fellow human beings and the laws of her nation. If she runs she needs to shed ties with those pocketing ulterior motives who support her, ie, Tammy Bruce and her homo coterie who believe they’ve a friend in Sarah Palin who might help forward their goals. This wee feud between Palin and Bachmann supporters is asinine. The ladies are political clones. Are you people wishing to elect a president, or an idol? Also, my apologies for no line/paragraph breaks. I’m on the Blackberry and can’t be arsed to include those.


28 posted on 06/18/2011 3:34:39 PM PDT by jla
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To: DryFly
The Dems are salivating like mad dogs (even more than usual) at the prospect of facing Palin. It is the surefire way to ensure that the swing independent voters swing Obama’s way.

Baloney.

Here's the deal... No one is going to bring out the center-right/conservative Republican vote like Sarah Palin will. No one.

Conversely, her facing Obama in the general will probably bring out more of the center-left/liberal vote, as well.

The nation will be faced with two diametrically opposed choices, and the choice we make will determine the immediate, and long-term future for us all.

Running a less "polarizing" candidate on the Republican side will do nothing to give the country a real choice - which is what we MUST make, and soon.

If we choose someone who is likeable enough to get elected, yet who does little to move the country in a radically sane direction, America will fall, just as surely as if we'd all voted for Obama.

29 posted on 06/18/2011 3:41:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: pgkdan

So, why don’t YOU want to see her as President? If it’s only b/c the MSM and talking heads have convinced you that she can’t win, you are juvenile to find it funny that she still has fierce supporters. The country is dying. If a Sarah Palin can’t win in America, tyranny is a short drive to the park away for all of us. Bob


30 posted on 06/18/2011 3:42:31 PM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: pgkdan
Sit it out Sarah. America needs the GOP to win and you can’t win.

Pssssst.....this isn't opposite day. Just a quick heads up.

31 posted on 06/18/2011 3:43:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: pgkdan
Palinistas are a vicious cult.

If you want to talk like that, you should quit flying Herman Cain's name in your tagline. You're not doing him any favors.

32 posted on 06/18/2011 3:45:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jla

No offense, JLA, but had I contributed to sarahpac, I’d have wanted her to use this money for her bus tour. It WAS political. BTW, I’m waiting to hear that she’s running before I make MY first donation. It won’t be much, but if it could represent my love for Gov. Palin, it’d be worth a million dollars. Bob


33 posted on 06/18/2011 3:47:29 PM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: DryFly
I have neither the time nor inclination to state them all, but the one I was referring to was her misstatement about the purpose of Paul Revere’s ride.

How on earth can anyone who spends any time at all on this forum be so uninformed?

From Paul Revere's personal account of his famous ride:

Online: Collections
Letter from Paul Revere to Jeremy Belknap, circa 1798

"I observed a Wood at a Small distance, & made for that. When I got there, out Started Six officers, on Horse back, and orderd me to dismount;-one of them, who appeared to have the command, examined me, where I came from, & what my Name Was? I told him. it was Revere, he as- ked if it was Paul? I told him yes He asked me if I was an express? I answered in the afirmative. He demanded what time I left Boston? I told him; and aded, that their troops had catched aground in passing the River, and that There would be five hundred Americans there in a short time, for I had alarmed the Country all the way up.

He imediately rode towards those who stoppd us, when all five of them came down upon a full gallop; one of them, whom I afterwards found to be Major Mitchel, of the 5th Regiment, Clapped his pistol to my head, called me by name, & told me he was going to ask me some questions, & if I did not give him true answers, he would blow my brains out."

Letter from Paul Revere to Jeremy Belknap, circa 1798

34 posted on 06/18/2011 3:56:31 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Thanks for proving the mission of his ride, i.e., to warn the colonists/patriots/minutemen that the British were coming. That he later told the British soldiers who caught him and held him at gunpoint what he had done, does not in anyway imply that his mission was to warn the British that they weren’t going to take away our guns or our freedom. That’s like saying that Pearl Harbor was a wake up call to the Japanese, or 9/11 a warning to al Quaeda.


35 posted on 06/18/2011 4:02:15 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: DryFly

Incorrect. Revere warned the British of the fight that lay ahead. He then provided the information our militia needed that they didn’t care.


36 posted on 06/18/2011 4:04:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

Baloney. Cite a single source that says Paul Revere’s mission that night was anything other than to warn Adams and Hancock and other patriots/minutemen that the British were on the move. One single source.


37 posted on 06/18/2011 4:08:55 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: DryFly

That night was to warn the minutemen, the point is what he had tried to circumvent the days before.


38 posted on 06/18/2011 4:11:22 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: jla

Just what do you think those PAC dollars are for?
That was a campaign trip, without question; the family were just props :o)


39 posted on 06/18/2011 4:14:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: eyedigress

Easy now, you’re getting his fly all wet again.


40 posted on 06/18/2011 4:16:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: DryFly
That he later told the British soldiers who caught him and held him at gunpoint what he had done, does not in anyway imply that his mission was to warn the British that they weren’t going to take away our guns or our freedom.

Gonna cling to your PDS no matter what, eh? I suppose you'll still be putting Sarah down, when as president, she's busy reversing all of Obama's damage.

Hate on.

41 posted on 06/18/2011 4:17:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: DryFly; Windflier

>> “That’s like saying that Pearl Harbor was a wake up call to the Japanese” <<

.
A bizzare attempt at an alalogy!

No wonder you’re so confused.


42 posted on 06/18/2011 4:19:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: editor-surveyor
61% Yes, Sarah Palin should run for office in 2012.

37% No, Sarah Palin should not run for office in 2012.

1% I don't know.

43 posted on 06/18/2011 4:21:50 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: eyedigress

No, that wasn’t her point. It may be your point as you attempt to rewrite the question and answer it for her, but it was not her point when she made it. To go way back to my original point, she misspoke, so what, everybody does. She shouldn’t have tried to come up with a lame roundabout explanation to try to show that she really was in some small way correct, nor should she have blamed it on another gotcha media question (”what have you seen today and what are you going to take away from your visit”).


44 posted on 06/18/2011 4:22:16 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: Windflier
Hate on.

Don't mind if I do.

45 posted on 06/18/2011 4:23:22 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: jla

>> “This wee feud between Palin and Bachmann supporters is asinine. The ladies are political clones” <<

That is a lie and an insult to Palin and most Freepers.

Palin is a competent, honest, and experienced leader, that has established her presence in this election above any other candidate. Bachmann is a minor player that was snookered into thinking she could actually run for president by the MSM, and the GOP elite, both of whom wished only to use her to deflect the genuine candidacy of Sarah Palin.

At one point I believed that Bachmann would be useful in congress, but now it is apparent that she is a sellout and cannot be depended upon.


46 posted on 06/18/2011 4:27:02 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: DryFly

It takes information beyond the WWW to say what she said. She was correct, take it or leave it.


47 posted on 06/18/2011 4:28:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: DryFly
"Hate on."

Don't mind if I do.

Go for it. You won't be the first PDSer to bite on the zot.

48 posted on 06/18/2011 4:30:56 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: eyedigress

So, she was correct, but out of the trillions of websites, online documents, etc., that are right now available at your fingertips, you can’t prove what you hold so fervently to. Wow, quite an admission.


49 posted on 06/18/2011 4:31:46 PM PDT by DryFly
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To: Windflier

Sorry but cjeck out some Palin threads...there are 100’s of posts that prove the point.


50 posted on 06/18/2011 4:32:48 PM PDT by pgkdan ( Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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