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Sarah Palin Won’t Run (she will stand...read whole piece...great article)
Mark America ^ | 1/27/2013 | Mark America

Posted on 01/27/2013 10:41:14 AM PST by Kolath

I’m accustomed to being the odd man out when it comes to political opinions, and I’ve become accustomed to taking some flak on that basis. I’ve read a number of very good articles offering the reasons why Sarah Palin should run for President, and given her departure from Fox News, there are many who are already speculating about a 2016 Palin run for high office. Various writers have mentioned her blue-collar appeal, her record of fighting corruption, and her ability to stand apart from her party when doing that which is right had demanded it. As a campaigner, she’s an undeniable phenomenon and her record of endorsements turns out to have been much better than those who claimed her endorsement wasn’t “worth snot”(as Steve Flesher reminds us,) but with all of that in mind, there’s something that has bothered me about the idea that she would run. You see, even as I watched her deliver a barn-burner of a speech in Indianola, Iowa in the September of 2011, and again as I watched CPAC 2012 via C-Span, while each crowd broke out into chants of “Run Sarah, Run,” I looked at the humble but forthright soul standing alone before the multitudes, thinking to myself that despite her fitness regimen, she isn’t really the running type. In my mind on both occasions, the words echoed: “She won’t run. When the time comes, she will do as she’s always done: Sarah Palin will stand.”

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KEYWORDS: gop; palin

1 posted on 01/27/2013 10:41:24 AM PST by Kolath
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To: Kolath; KC_Lion; ken21; KirbDog; LachlanMinnesota; Lakeshark; LibLieSlayer; little jeremiah; ...
Sarah Palin's Ping List


2 posted on 01/27/2013 10:44:42 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx

Bump.

:D


3 posted on 01/27/2013 10:48:16 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Kolath

Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir. Amen


4 posted on 01/27/2013 10:50:34 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Kolath

Reagan too took a stand but he decided to run as well. I wish Palin would run because that’s where it all counts. There comes a point in time when you have to fish or cut bait. We all had expected her to run in 2012 but it didn’t occur.


5 posted on 01/27/2013 10:54:03 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Kolath

Amen. Thanks.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 10:54:28 AM PST by wizr (Isaiah 7:9 If you do not stand in your faith, you will not stand at all.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise. God hep me. Amen


7 posted on 01/27/2013 10:56:14 AM PST by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: onyx

Why do people insist on putting words into her mouth, in which she has not spoken?

What does “stand” mean?


8 posted on 01/27/2013 10:56:56 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: NoGrayZone

I don’t know. It’s an “opinion” piece.
I almost wrote that beneath her picture on the ping.
Wish I had.


9 posted on 01/27/2013 10:59:29 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: NoGrayZone; a fool in paradise

Why do people change their last names to “Garland”, “Presley”, “Dotcom” or “America”?


10 posted on 01/27/2013 11:03:34 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Steelfish
“Reagan too took a stand but he decided to run as well. I wish Palin would run because that’s where it all counts. There comes a point in time when you have to fish or cut bait. We all had expected her to run in 2012 but it didn’t occur.”
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I agree.

I caught some flack for this on another thread yesterday, but this idea that Sarah had as much impact on the political front being a commentator on Fox News, as she would've being a presidential contender (possible winner) is simply not grounded in reality. We need these good people holding political office where they can affect change.

Not saying her articles, tweets, and appearances on Fox were not helpful, they were. Sarah would've been more effective helping to set the Conservative agenda on the campaign trail. This is not a slam to Sarah, but simply the truth.

I really wish she would run for a House or Senate seat. The Leftists always tell us who they fear; they do not fear Palin as a commentator.

11 posted on 01/27/2013 11:08:35 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Revolting cat!

Or Mel Aiello?
(He loves it when people ask him his name: “They call me...”)


12 posted on 01/27/2013 11:08:54 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Kolath

Run, Sarah, Run


13 posted on 01/27/2013 11:09:54 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Lancey Howard

Or Pokey LaFarge, who won’t reveal his real name.


14 posted on 01/27/2013 11:14:06 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: onyx; Kolath

He’s right. Sarah stands for the values that are important to her. She does not run away from the tough issues of the day as most of the politicians do time and time again.


15 posted on 01/27/2013 11:14:16 AM PST by RedMDer (HEY LIBS! GUN FREE ZONE T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW. I DARE YA!)
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To: Kolath

Alaska has a Senate seat election in 2014. Very logical choice to run against Mark Begich.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 11:47:26 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Kolath

Awesome article!


17 posted on 01/27/2013 11:51:39 AM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: NoGrayZone

“Stand” as opposed to “run” or “stand” as opposed to “fight”. I’m sick of politicians as usual always “running”, always “fighting”; but standing for nothing. Early statesmen “stood up for what they believed, for the Constitution”; these days, it’s who delivers the most loot from the public coffers. We all need to be “Sarahs” in this time; the time that the nation is truly in peril.


18 posted on 01/27/2013 11:53:02 AM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: Kolath; onyx
Some people simply aren’t suited to the sort of running in which most politicians engage, and I’ve long held that Sarah Palin is one of those political rarities who breaks the mold of the ordinary. I hope you’ll forgive me if indulge my own hopes for a country reborn, as through the din between my ears, I hear instead the chant of “Stand Sarah, Stand,” knowing that if she is called to stand for our republic, I, along with millions more, will cheerfully take our places standing alongside her in the battle for our nation’s future, whatever form it may take.

I want Sarah to "run." I've always wanted her to "run." But this brings out something that strikes more to the heart of the matter. America doesn't need as much a political change as it does a heart change. America is and always has been a miracle and gift from God. The real issue is a spiritual issue. America needs a Third Great Awakening. To the degree Sarah's "stand" can help with that, God bless her.

19 posted on 01/27/2013 12:09:06 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Kolath

Palin isn’t stupid, she knows that there isn’t a chance in hell that the GOP-e would ever allow her to win the republican nomination. Karl Rove and the other sorry-asses who run the GOP-e would rather lose with a zero like Mitt Flopney than win with someone like Palin.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 12:15:05 PM PST by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: Kolath

Well, I’m glad to see this is just an opinion piece, with someone making a guess.

All very well to say that Sarah won’t run. And I agree that the GOPe would fight it, tooth and nail. But they fought Reagan, and he overcame the resistance.

The thing is, there is NO ONE ELSE out there with her moral strength, intelligence, determination, record, and ability. Yes, I know, there are some pretty good conservative congresscritters out there. But none of them with her capacity to change the whole game, as she did in Alaska, and as she has been doing all her life.

We need someone who can stand strong in a crisis. Golda Meier and Margaret Thatcher come to mind as the kind of leaders who are needed when everything is going down the tubes. Sarah Palin is that kind of leader, the only one on the scene who can be trusted to do the job.


21 posted on 01/27/2013 1:57:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kolath

I’ll stand where Sarah Palin stands.


22 posted on 01/27/2013 2:19:25 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: onyx; Kolath

Thanks for the ping onyx, and thanks for the post Kolath.

Mark America has some good points, and of course I think we all know Sarah “stands” for what she believes, and what she believes many of us “stand” with her.

It’s again wait and see time. I believe that if nothing else as the beacon of conservative sense that she is we all will benefit from whatever choice of direction she chooses.


23 posted on 01/27/2013 2:36:39 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch; Kolath

He’s a very thoughtful writer.
I haven’t had time to read his piece, but I’ll have the time later tonight. Thanks very much for your opinion and I appreciate the posting.


24 posted on 01/27/2013 2:40:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx
Couple more pics from Indianola I've posted before: photo Sarah.jpg  photo 2011_09030292.jpg Sarah Palin is a breath of fresh air! She'll fight for God and Country until the end. Dis her all you want, but you can't dismiss her and neither can the enemy.
25 posted on 01/27/2013 8:26:33 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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