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Palin: Itís Not Too Late For Someone to Jump In (beyond Iowa there is time for more shakeup)
Todd Starnes ^ | Monday December 19, 2011 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 12/19/2011 2:11:29 PM PST by Bigtigermike

By Todd Starnes

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said it’s not too late for someone to enter the Republican presidential race.

“Things can still be shaken up,” Palin told Fox News.

“Things can change in terms of candidates coming and going.” Palin said over the weekend that she was not enthusiastic about anyone in the current GOP field.

“I don’t think that the field has to be considered set today – set and locked up,” she said. “Even beyond Iowa I think there is time for more shakeup.”

She told Fox News that she has concerns about the current GOP field and what she called their lack of focus on economic issues.

“I don’t feel the candidates grasping that and articulation solutions as to how we can meet the economic challenges in this country,” she said. “That scares me.”

“No one seems to have really grasped, except for Ron Paul, the gravity of our economic situation,” she said. “And with Ron Paul, I don’t agree with all of his foreign policy decisions.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; romneyfans; romneypost; sarahpalin; stealthromney; taxhikes

1 posted on 12/19/2011 2:11:38 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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For the record, I did not enter this thread and express my thoughts on this topic.

2 posted on 12/19/2011 2:13:12 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Boy, that’s about exactly what I was thinking. Actually clicked off for viewing later. Well said!


3 posted on 12/19/2011 2:16:00 PM PST by Track9
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To: Bigtigermike

OK Sarah...what are you wating for?


4 posted on 12/19/2011 2:17:39 PM PST by Artcore
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To: Bigtigermike

They aren’t interested in the good.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 2:18:21 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bigtigermike

Ping for later.


6 posted on 12/19/2011 2:18:34 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Bigtigermike

She clearly would have a chance as the non NewtRomney.
I hope she enters soon


7 posted on 12/19/2011 2:21:25 PM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: Bigtigermike

Hiya Mike!

Third post of about the same.

We’re all going to watch Eric Bolling’s Fox Business News show, “Follow the Money” tonight at 10:00PM Eastern, 9:00PM Central 7:00PM Pacific!

Merry CHRISTmas!!!!


8 posted on 12/19/2011 2:22:45 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Minor quibble: Palin says she doesn't agree with Paul's foreign policy decisions. Strange choice of word there, in my opinion. What "decisions"? Policy stances he's got, but "decisions"?
9 posted on 12/19/2011 2:23:19 PM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah Palin said it’s not too late for someone to enter the Republican presidential race.

If she's referring to herself, what seems to be the hold-up?

The homeless guy on the corner can "say" things... let's see her DO something.

10 posted on 12/19/2011 2:23:53 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Bigtigermike

She’s talking about Jeb Bush. He’s out with a campaign-like economic policy statement today.


11 posted on 12/19/2011 2:24:28 PM PST by SvenMagnussen (BHO II naturalized as U.S. Citizen after becoming an Indonesian National)
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To: Bigtigermike

The title FOX is using is totally misleading. Nowhere in that interview did she talk about anyone jumping in to the race. She discusses that the race can still be shaken up, i.e.; people in the back of the pack could jump forward after IA and sets some parameters that could do that with a candidates focus on some key issues.


12 posted on 12/19/2011 2:25:20 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bigtigermike

And, lo, a star rose in the eastern sky ...


13 posted on 12/19/2011 2:27:45 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Nowhere in that interview did she talk about anyone jumping in to the race.”

Yes she did:

“Things can change in terms of candidates coming and going.” Palin said “


14 posted on 12/19/2011 2:27:45 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: onyx
Thanks for the heads up on another thread
even though it is past my bedtime. :)

And a Happy Holy Days back at you.

15 posted on 12/19/2011 2:28:31 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Bigtigermike

... each day it rose higher and shone brighter ...


16 posted on 12/19/2011 2:29:00 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: DoughtyOne

“For the record, I did not enter this thread and express my thoughts on this topic.”

Good. Why don’t you ping all the PDSers and tell them to stay out too?


17 posted on 12/19/2011 2:29:00 PM PST by ngat
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To: Bigtigermike

... as it marched across the sky toward the west, wise men began to follow in pursuit ...


18 posted on 12/19/2011 2:31:18 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: onyx
Oh, and Andrea Bocelli Christmas music.

Chill bumps.

19 posted on 12/19/2011 2:32:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Bigtigermike

... until one day it came to rest, directly above the humble village of Wasilla.

jus’ sayin’


20 posted on 12/19/2011 2:33:18 PM PST by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: sourcery

“Minor quibble: Palin says she doesn’t agree with Paul’s foreign policy decisions. Strange choice of word there, in my opinion. What “decisions”? Policy stances he’s got, but “decisions”?”

Not strange choice of words at all. Dr. Paul is a currently-serving member of Congress who takes decisions every time he casts a vote that has to do with foreign policy, and he has taken decisions with many votes for many years regarding US foreign policy.


21 posted on 12/19/2011 2:34:14 PM PST by ngat
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To: HereInTheHeartland

That is really a stretch to interpret that when the focus of the rest of her statements revolves around a message she thinks the candidates should give and this “shake up” that is undefined other than to mean the field is not set. It is cryptic at best.

How exactly does someone jump into the GOP race at this late date when filing deadlines have come and gone?


22 posted on 12/19/2011 2:34:56 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

The final decision for who the Republican candidate will be is made at the nominating convention.


23 posted on 12/19/2011 2:39:01 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah says it better than the rest. Ron Paul has many good qualities, he supports the USConstitution... now there’s a concept for someone who might need it.
But, Sarah says it better!


24 posted on 12/19/2011 2:43:00 PM PST by veracious
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You’re most welcome and thank you very much!

A most Blessed and Merry CHRISTMAS to you and yours.


25 posted on 12/19/2011 2:46:57 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: SatinDoll

Who populates that convention? All the delegates selected through these elections. The Primaries matter. If this boils down to Newt vs Mittens, you better believe the delegations will all be GOP establishment insiders. How is Palin going to sway them?

The last time there was a contested convention was between Ford and Reagan in ‘76 and both men were in the full Primary contest. Reagan had people in his corner to help with that fight and as we all know, it fell short. Thinking that Palin or anyone will be able to roll in there and just sway delegates that here there in support of other candidates is a stretch.


26 posted on 12/19/2011 3:09:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bigtigermike
“Things can change in terms of candidates coming and going.” Palin said over the weekend that she was not enthusiastic about anyone in the current GOP field.

I can support most of them against Obama, except for Romney, but this is a very fair assessment.
27 posted on 12/19/2011 3:09:06 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Lazlo in PA

It ain’t over until the balloon drop.


28 posted on 12/19/2011 3:11:48 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not one delegate has been chosen, nor one vote cast that would reflect actual preferences among the rank and file of conservative Republican party members. The “Establishment” party wants the nominee to be a tame and controlled RINO, and is totally petrified that the nomination process will get away from them.

Since nobody has really emerged as an alternative, yet Mitt Romney cannot yet get sufficient traction to sway the majority of potential GOP voters, we face a sort of Mike Huckabee moment, in which a comparative unknown, or at least somebody who is not a top tier candidate, may score surprisingly well early in the game. Do not discount the possibility of a brokered convention, in which nobody in the first round wins sufficient support to secure the nomination, and the delegates, bound by their state party to a particular candidate only on the first ballot, then take the reins and throw the nomination wide open from the floor.

In that event, several draft movements may be offered, which puts the Momma Grizzly right back in the game, and may even stage a return for Herman Cain.

We need SOMEBODY, anybody, who will take the game to Obama and the Democrat party. Mitt Romney, sorry to say, just will not do that. Ask a simple question - has the experiment of setting up a frankly socialist agenda worked for America?

The American voters tried something on this scope in 1930, 1932, and 1934. The Republicans were stomped in the mud over and over. By the time 1936 rolled around, only a little-known governor of Kansas, Alf Landon, dared offer himself as a candidate fro President. But because he was a rather progressive Republican himself, he could not sufficiently contrast himself with FDR, and offered no vision of the way it could be, but ran as a “me-too”, only timidly saying, if you put me in charge, I will make the new machinery run better. This at a time when the “new machinery” would have been much better dismantled and trucked back to the old Europe where it came from.

For those of you who have forgotten (or never learned), FDR was a HUGE fan of Benito Mussolini and his “Phalange” movement, touted as an anti-Communist effort, as it put the control of industry into the hands of the union workers, with decisions made by the union heads rather than the representatives of the shareholders. The New Corporate State was the replacement for the old laisse-faire (and uncontrolled) robber baron capitalism, and was supposed to end for all time the boom and bust of free market uncertainties. Didn’t seem to work out any too well for Italy, or most anywhere else in the world it was applied, as it led to one of the most destructive wars, using the most fearsome array of weapons and tactics, the world has ever seen, and a good deal of that fury turned against the citizens of one’s own country.

The Corporate State idea should have died after that horrific worldwide slaughter, but there was one error. The cancer was not fully excised, and it was allowed to grow throughout the Soviet hegemony, with only limited efforts by the newly reinstated representative governments to contain this cult of death and destruction. But finally, that cancer that was World Communism largely either consumed itself, in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, or it transmuted into a much more benign form of actually encouraging individuals to keep at least some of the fruits of their labors, and the consolidation of capital outside the hands of rigorous government control, as in China.

Still the seeds remain, and the two years between January 2009 and the election of 2010, the Democrats had a free hand to draw what they wanted, regardless of the wishes or even loud demands from the general population of voters. Never consulting the Republicans even once, they passed a whole new code, almost all of it recycled from old failed policies of the New Deal, most of which was declared unConstitutional at the time by the Supreme Curt. Only this time, they thought they had the courts too, and that was almost the case.

John McCain literally gave away the Oval Office in 2008, and had Sarah Palin not been on the ticket, the final vote would have been even more lopsided than it was. But the vice-presidential candidate is not in a very good position to carry the fight to the opposition, though Sarah did a bang-up job of exposing at least some of Barack Hussein Obama’s shortcomings, and had she had the least amount of support from the top of the ticket, it would not have been anathema to even MENTION the Democrat candidate’s middle name. McCain had already pre-emptively surrendered, to the astonishment of much of the electorate who were looking for real leadership.

Mitt Romney just offers the same thing all over again. Oh, how discouraging is this rising sick feeling once more.

Republicans, give us some red meat. Don’t tuck your tail between your legs once more and whimper from the corner, in submission to what is really not a very effective alternative.


29 posted on 12/19/2011 3:16:14 PM PST by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: ngat

“Taking decisions”? Is that a regionalism or colloquial phrase? I don’t believe I’m familiar with it.

And yes, I’m one of the long-term Palin supporters, still holding out hope.


30 posted on 12/19/2011 3:23:47 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: veracious

She rather naturally and reliably holds and articulates what are majority opinions of both conservatives and the general electorate. Her take on Rep. Is consistent with that.


31 posted on 12/19/2011 3:27:22 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Artcore

You telling her it’s OK.


32 posted on 12/19/2011 3:43:13 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: humblegunner
If she's referring to herself, what seems to be the hold-up?

She's not referring to herself. Palin is busy shopping a new realityTV show and making money doing commentary, she is not running for President. Only some of her most fanatical followers still can't accept that she is NOT running for President.

The homeless guy on the corner can "say" things... let's see her DO something.

She is doing something - her job. Palin is getting paid a lot of money to do just this kind of commentary for Fox. She is also almost certainly wrong. It really is pretty much too late for anyone else to enter the race and have any realistic chance. Sarah's been yakking about how she thinks more people were going to jump in and out (on both sides) for months - and other than Cain flaming out it just hasn't happened.

33 posted on 12/19/2011 3:43:15 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Lazlo in PA
How exactly does someone jump into the GOP race at this late date when filing deadlines have come and gone?

They can't, and no further serious candidates will enter the race.

Palin has been saying this same thing for months, and she's been proven entirely incorrect. She is just wrong. She said she thought people would be coming and going on BOTH sides, and yet there is no real challenger to Hussein and other than Cain bumbling his way out of the race, there's been no more candidates "coming and going".

Palin is paid to say this stuff and offer her opinion, but at least on this specific issue (of new candidates joining the race late) she's been obviously wrong.

34 posted on 12/19/2011 3:51:49 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Bigtigermike

“I don’t feel the candidates grasping that and articulation solutions as to how we can meet the economic challenges in this country,” she said. “That scares me.”

Scares me too. Run Sarah.


35 posted on 12/19/2011 4:41:28 PM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: traderrob6

I keep having this fantasy that she changes her her mind and throws her hat in the ring. I was beyond disappointed when she opted not to run.


36 posted on 12/19/2011 5:29:50 PM PST by Artcore
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To: SvenMagnussen
"She’s talking about Jeb Bush. He’s out with a campaign-like economic policy statement today."

NO MORE BUSHES!

The first Bush gave us CLINTOON

The second Bush gave us O'BUTTMA

The putrid after wash of a third Bush will kill us!

37 posted on 12/19/2011 6:23:46 PM PST by FW190
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To: 9YearLurker

“Taking decisions”? Is that a regionalism or colloquial phrase? I don’t believe I’m familiar with it.

To “take a decision” is proper usage in the civilized regions of the English-speaking world.


38 posted on 12/19/2011 6:38:36 PM PST by ngat
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To: SvenMagnussen
She’s talking about Jeb Bush. He’s out with a campaign-like economic policy statement today.

Oh good grief...as if I was looking for a reason to projectile vomit...

Another Bush? Faggedaboudit!

39 posted on 12/19/2011 8:08:11 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Come on Sarah! Do it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ALySsPXt0


40 posted on 12/19/2011 8:24:01 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: DoughtyOne

Come on DoughtyOne....Do it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6ALySsPXt0


41 posted on 12/19/2011 8:25:08 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: ngat

As I thought—a British affectation on an American site.


42 posted on 12/20/2011 3:55:54 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Bigtigermike

What are articulation solutions?


43 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:43 AM PST by dforest
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To: Bigtigermike

She’s not running.


44 posted on 12/20/2011 4:09:34 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: 9YearLurker

You have a great sense of humour!


45 posted on 12/20/2011 6:29:12 AM PST by ngat
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To: Longbow1969

“It really is pretty much too late for anyone else to enter the race and have any realistic chance.”

These stories and editorials being floated by muckey-mucks now don’t just have to do with filing dates and “realistic” chances at the top spot on the ticket; it has to do with political jockeying for the VP slot, cabinet appointments, endorsements, campaign donations, backing by the RNC, etc. Palins commentary is a part of this manuevering; that does not make it “wrong”.


46 posted on 12/20/2011 6:41:19 AM PST by ngat
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To: TheCause

I didn’t do it. It wasn’t me. LOL


47 posted on 12/20/2011 10:41:27 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What laegacy?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Message for Sarah or anyone who can contact Sarah directly: Please Freepmail me.

Freepmail

48 posted on 12/28/2011 11:43:20 AM PST by Vintage Freeper
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