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Sarah Palin takes another important step in presidential race (Successful Long Island appearance)
Irish Central ^ | February 18, 2011 | Patrick Roberts

Posted on 02/28/2011 10:14:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin's appearance in Long Island this week was noteworthy for several reasons.

The most important one, however, was it signals a new phase in her campaign for president.

Palin wooed a large crowd of Long Islanders at the Crest Hollow Club in Woodbury.

The audience was a mixture of business people drawn from both political backgrounds.

Long Island was a great location for Palin to choose to break out of the adoring crowd circuit she regularly encounters in friendly states.

Long Islanders however, are the ultimate switch voters, who move back and forth between Democrats and Republicans.

This time she won them over-- big.

She took questions on all topics and displayed what ' Newsday' called an impressive knowledge on a range of subjects.

This is the real Sarah Palin, the one you can hardly find behind the media image and the sneering stuff of late night comedians.

Given how undistinguished this Republican presidential field is Palin looks more and more like an option for the GOP.

Instead of pining for Chris Christie they may want to look North to Alaska for their best hope.

She brings excitement, commitment and a sense of something new to a very staid political party.

Sure she will start as an outsider, but how far more outside can you be when you were Governor of Alaska and a woman to boot?

And look where she is now.

I have written here consistently that Palin continues to be underestimated by the media and the Washington echo chamber.

As she proved in Long Island she's as smart as a whip, looks great, is confident and has a plan whether you like it or not.

I see no reason to change my long-term forecast that she will be the Republican nominee.

This week I believe she took another important step.


TOPICS: New York; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; freepressforpalin; newyork; palin; sarahpalin
Hear, hear! I'm glad someone gets it.
1 posted on 02/28/2011 10:14:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Sarah 2012.


2 posted on 02/28/2011 10:16:20 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes Palin will win NY. Which strategery artist wrote this one?


3 posted on 02/28/2011 10:22:26 PM PST by byteback
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To: byteback

Please show me where he said she’d win New York.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 10:25:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The title says another important step. What step is there besides winning? A step toward beauty queen? What step is there that you thought it meant?


5 posted on 02/28/2011 10:27:03 PM PST by byteback
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To: byteback

Did you read the article? She “wowed” a bipartisan group of New York business people, which the MSM says is way beyond her. It’s about everyone underestimating her. Please don’t tell me you’re one of those who believe their b*llsh*t?


6 posted on 02/28/2011 10:30:13 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (All gave some, some gave all.)
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Palin/West. Unstoppable.


7 posted on 02/28/2011 10:31:37 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ok I admit I know nothing of The Crest Hollow Club in Woodbury. If that is representative of NY then maybe she can win.


8 posted on 02/28/2011 10:34:09 PM PST by byteback
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the posting! Go SARAH!


9 posted on 02/28/2011 10:36:01 PM PST by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hear, hear! I'm glad someone gets it.

Will they rename the song,"Hail to the Chiefess"

10 posted on 02/28/2011 10:50:36 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: byteback
Long Islanders however, are the ultimate switch voters

They're called "liberals"!

11 posted on 02/28/2011 10:56:39 PM PST by gr8eman (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy!)
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To: DWar

No reason a woman can’t be a chief!
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12 posted on 02/28/2011 11:10:39 PM PST by Viktor1959
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Momentum for Sarah builds each day the tide pulls away from Obama. Her wave will only grow 'till 2012. The other earthly candidates bear the sign of past Dole/McCains without the distinction that this time is 'their time'.

None of these grey-maned lions possess the fight or spirit needed to take back what belongs to the Pride. America's Pride. And it will be a fight- one a lioness can lead but she'll need back-up. She can't take the hyenas and jackals on alone.

Already, young lions are snipping at their heels in the House. And they'll set the stage for 2012. By then, a leader will emerge to reclaim what is America's. Mamma grizzly or lioness, take your pick. In 2012 the cubs will be hungry and it will get serious- real damn serious.

Look to Wisconsin for a glimpse of what lies ahead for those states running bigger, fatter, deficits. Look to the middle east for people who've had it with tyranny (and may re-impose it unwittingly). Look to America to see a solution to such problems without the usual bloodshed while throwing tyranny to the dustbin.

I'm not a bible clinger but guns are real sticky. Some things happen when you least expect it. Sarah's appearance on the political scene seems beyond 'earthly' to me. It could just be blind luck and that may be the best way to describe it, but what we face in 2012 is of a nature that America's very survival may depend on it's outcome.

The enemy within has been with us for a while, is well entrenched and comfortable in putting someone like Obama in power- while he strips away any veneer of 'normalcy' while promoting his radical, socialist/fascist agenda. Why not? Who's gonna stop them? Whoever is chosen to lead the fight against these socialists/communists must be of American pedigree. That means spirited and full of fight. Me, I'll take teeth and claws, thank you. 'Cause I think we're gonna need 'em.

13 posted on 02/28/2011 11:18:19 PM PST by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Clyde5445
POW! ......................................... FRegards
14 posted on 02/28/2011 11:28:44 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very Cool! Run Sara Run! :-)


15 posted on 02/28/2011 11:54:12 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: GOP Poet

Keeep up the “underestimating” as it leads to a big dose of Shardenfreude for dims.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 1:22:41 AM PST by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: byteback; 2ndDivisionVet

>> Yes Palin will win NY. Which strategery artist wrote this one?

As far the ‘strategery’ goes, it helps not to neglect regions that could fall into your camp.

I see this type of thing completely within Sarah’s mode of operation; to show face in what is considered unfriendly territory. If we were to look back over NY’s elections, however, we’d notice there were plenty of Republicans that captured the winning votes.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 1:40:37 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s interesting watching the shift in perception as people realize she’s not stupid like the state sanctioned media keeps repeating.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 4:26:39 AM PST by GBA (Not on our watch!)
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To: byteback

been to The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury for an assortment of events, and it is a top flight location.....

I’m sure there was a wide assortment of folks, but I bet there was a lot of “money” there, it’s that kind of place

She was indeed outstanding doing just what Chris Christie said she should do....for an hour she answered questions with no notes and no teleprompter.....and if that is any judge......she will be President 45.

A beautiful one at that.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 6:29:05 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: spokeshave

OK, I’ve seen this term in more than one forum now.

What the hell does “Shardenfreude” mean?

I’m sorry, but my foreign language skills are non-existent.

Is it a new buzz-word along the lines of ‘gravitas’, another word I never heard of til every socialist in living history started throwing it around?

And yes, Palin should run!


20 posted on 03/01/2011 10:49:26 AM PST by garycsr55 (Shardenfreude)
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To: Viktor1959

I think you mean a chef. LOL


21 posted on 03/01/2011 8:11:39 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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