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Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin
The Politico ^ | October 31, 2010 | Mike Allen and Jim Vandhei

Posted on 11/01/2010 4:22:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as the elections are over: Stop Sarah Palin.

Interviews with advisers to the main 2012 presidential contenders and with other veteran Republican operatives make clear they see themselves on a common, if uncoordinated, mission of halting the momentum and credibility Palin gained with conservative activists by plunging so aggressively into this year’s midterm campaigns.

There is rising expectation among GOP elites that Palin will probably run for president in 2012 and could win the Republican nomination, a prospect many of them regard as a disaster in waiting.

Many of these establishment figures argue in not-for-attribution comments that Palin’s nomination would ensure President Barack Obama’s reelection, as the deficiencies that marked her 2008 debut as a vice presidential nominee — an intensely polarizing political style and often halting and superficial answers when pressed on policy — have shown little sign of abating in the past two years.

"There is a determined, focused establishment effort … to find a candidate we can coalesce around who can beat Sarah Palin," said one prominent and longtime Washington Republican. "We believe she could get the nomination, but Barack Obama would crush her."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2012; gop; obama; operationleper; palin; rinos; romney; rove; rove4romney; sarahpalin
Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin Ronald Reagan. Deja vu all over again, huh?
1 posted on 11/01/2010 4:22:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope the GOP is not this stupid - it should be a level playing field - I refuse to vote by holding my nose again - as someone on here once said - I will be a LOSER on election day because I will write my name in if they pick the wrong guy!


2 posted on 11/01/2010 4:26:38 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: All

We’ve already seen this with Karl Rove, the Murkowki scandal, Steve Schmidt, Meghan McCain [chortle!] and many others.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 4:27:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?s=*Next+for+GOP+leaders%3A+Stopping+Sarah+Palin+&ok=Search&q=quick&m=any&o=time&SX=4ccea27ce04b2b3c0de7dcf7dcbb04aeb329a207


4 posted on 11/01/2010 4:27:24 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Patrsup

Sorry - or Gal!!!!


5 posted on 11/01/2010 4:27:24 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah loves this country as much as any in the GOP, why don't they WORK with her instead? I'm sure she would do whatever is necessary to ensure that BO is not re-elected.

What I'd like is the most conservative Republican who has a chance of beating BO in 2012, I am no Sarah bot nor a Sarah hater. Let use our heads on this one.

6 posted on 11/01/2010 4:28:49 AM PDT by Paradox (Democrats new Motto: Vini, Vidi, Lewinski!)
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To: Patrsup

Who’s the wrong guy? Who’s the right guy?


7 posted on 11/01/2010 4:29:01 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Patrsup

Ram Romney down my throat,
My response: I will not vote.


8 posted on 11/01/2010 4:29:02 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: libertylover

They haven’t chosen our candidate yet in a bi-partisan effort with the dems.

Give McCain and Graham a bit more time, and they’ll have conferences with the dem minority, to decide who they want to put up.


9 posted on 11/01/2010 4:31:08 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmm . . . sounds like the GOP elite could benefit from a few million love letters.


10 posted on 11/01/2010 4:32:36 AM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
— an intensely polarizing political style and often halting and superficial answers when pressed on policy

That describes Zero.

11 posted on 11/01/2010 4:32:56 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politico is a corrupt arm of the DNC. But with that said, I believe some of this.

The RINO establishment/entitlement wing despises her. They truly believe that you have to play nice with the thug Dems and their allies in the media (like Bush did for 8 years when he was trashed with no reply). And she obviously does not.


12 posted on 11/01/2010 4:34:32 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We will work to destroy the gop before we let that happen... and we have Levin, Limbaugh, Malkin, Hannity, Bachman, Pence, DeMint and many more... plus millions upon millions of Conservatives that hate rinos almost as much as we do the commiecrats. You listening bone-head, mccconnell and company?

LLS

13 posted on 11/01/2010 4:34:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So in other words this very election has taught these idiots nothing?
If the Republican Party comes out the otherside of this election and in any way tries to demean Palin or the Tea Party they will find themselves on the unemployment line with the democrats next election. Are they so stupid they do not understand that the people are sick and tired of this crap?


14 posted on 11/01/2010 4:37:50 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: libertylover

Well the definitely wrong guys is Romney - I would not vote for him if he came to my house with a wheelbarrow of money and made me king for the day!

It doesn’t have to be Sarah - but if they marginalize her - I won’t vote for their candidate - level playing field for all if you want my vote - hey whats one vote!


15 posted on 11/01/2010 4:41:37 AM PDT by Patrsup (To stubborn to change now)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP elites are Idiots but we know that,Maybe it is time to shut off their money.


16 posted on 11/01/2010 4:44:19 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Too many anonymous sources for a true judgment call...mho
17 posted on 11/01/2010 4:47:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of all the news organizations, Politico is the closest to Obama. Obama’s best hope is intra-GOP fighting.

That said, I’m not voting for Romney.


18 posted on 11/01/2010 4:48:03 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Patrsup
Hope the GOP is not this stupid

They are. Mitch, Lindsey and the gang in the "Good Old Boys Club" don't want anyone to upset their power trip.

19 posted on 11/01/2010 4:49:18 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Paradox

She is not an establishment rino and that is why the will try and stop her.Nov 3 we start the process of cleaning out the rinos who gave us the bamster.Country club elitist beware.


20 posted on 11/01/2010 4:53:24 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

OOOOOOOOOOOO I like that.


21 posted on 11/01/2010 4:55:22 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s “the old boys club”, versus “the American individual”! I am old enough to remember how bad Nixon looked on camera, in comparison to Kennedy! Just put John Boehner and Sarah Palin on the same video, and here they go, again! It’s just a bunch of long-time, possible closet RINOS being put out to pasture, and they don’t like it!


22 posted on 11/01/2010 4:58:04 AM PDT by Prussianone
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To: lonestar

“That describes Zero.”
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Yes, it does, far more closely than it describes Palin. Amazing, ain’t it? A Democrat is automatically a genius even if he sounds like Forest Gump. Danged, now I’m insulting Forest Gump.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 5:01:15 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Clem Hussein Kadiddlehopper would be a vast improvement.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds to me like a buncha RINOs hell-bent to join the Whigs.
Good riddance to them all.
No $ from me.
No support, either.
I’ll go squirrel hunting—they can go hang.


24 posted on 11/01/2010 5:03:21 AM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Paradox
How old are you? You ask why?

Money.

Palin shows all sings of being a conservative populist, and not a fake one like GW Bush, the largest spending, largest debt, biggest government growth since LBJ. GW, or Romney, or some other not take on Wall Street, big fascists corporations that live off government favors, and......fake as in WWF...wrestle the Democrats.

Palin seems to believe what she is saying. It isn't a sales job like Mitt is buying and running. And, that is trouble. Big business wants easy flow money, printing presses, big gov and Republican butt boy President.

25 posted on 11/01/2010 5:08:22 AM PDT by Leisler (They always lie, so much and for so long, that they no longer know what about.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

Next for TEA Party: Dismantling the GOP hierarchy!

26 posted on 11/01/2010 5:14:23 AM PDT by varon
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Thank you! The best part about it... It is TRUE!

LLS


27 posted on 11/01/2010 5:31:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Federal Government has become, in effect, a huge umanagable corporation and THE AMERICAN VOTERS JUST BOUGHT BACK THE COMPANY!!!!!

We are sending in new managers to purge, re-organize and perform only those functions that the Mission Statement (Constitution) allows. We want wasteful departments abolished. We are looking to name a new CEO in two years!

DEM and GOP paper shufflers need to start cleaning out their desks. There will be no jobs for thieves.


28 posted on 11/01/2010 5:32:15 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: varon
ELITE does not equal your average American. The elites need to get out of politics and let average Americans run the show . Those honest hard working average Americans. Obama joined the ranks of the elites and is being thrown out. Goodbye
29 posted on 11/01/2010 5:32:14 AM PDT by conservativesister
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To: RipSawyer
Forrest had a better mother than Zero.

I think BO's White family indoctrinated him...not the Kenyan who wasn't around.

30 posted on 11/01/2010 5:36:44 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the GOP kingmakers set their sights on Sarah Palin, it won’t mean the end of Sarah Palin, but it might well mean the end of the GOP.


31 posted on 11/01/2010 6:00:10 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whoa, whoa, whoa...remember, this comes from Politico. It’s probably 50% fabricated, 30% quotes out of context, and 20% deliberate seeding of doubts by competing camps.

The goal of Politico is seed doubts, stir the pot, and create divisions among conservatives on the eve of an election.

1) Let’s wait to discuss this until 3 November.
2) Let’s not let the liberal media, particularly the insider political pol-cat media, manipulate us, play us, turn us against one another, or stir up cat fights.

They should have - DO HAVE - 0 credibility in discussing inside conservative baseball.


32 posted on 11/01/2010 6:02:31 AM PDT by TexasGunRunner (Spay or neuter your pet coons; especially the bearded marxist variety!)
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