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Palin's Unpresidential Calendar (She's skipping NBC/Politico debate, as she should)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | John Fund

Posted on 03/08/2011 10:43:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Yesterday Sarah Palin sent another signal that she probably won't enter the 2012 presidential race when it was announced she would be doing an event in Denver on May 2—the same day as the first Republican presidential debate.

Ms. Palin has agreed to appear in suburban Lakewood at a "Tribute to the Troops with Sarah Palin," a fundraiser for the families of fallen soldiers in suburban Denver. John Andrews, a former GOP gubernatorial nominee who heads the Centennial Institute, says Ms. Palin will not accept a fee and all proceeds from the event will go to family members who have lost breadwinners in combat.

The political significance of her acceptance lies in the fact that the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is set to hold the first debate among presidential candidates on May 2, an event moderated by Brian Williams of NBC and John Harris of Politico.com....

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I'm sure Myth and Newt will be there, though.
1 posted on 03/08/2011 10:43:51 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So if she doesn’t run do we eat our own like last time so that the weakest possible candidate will get the nomination or do we coalesce around a candidate that might not be perfect, but can beat Obama?


2 posted on 03/08/2011 10:45:32 AM PST by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 25 lbs in 3 weeks)
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To: Grunthor

There is zero doubt in my mind that Palin is going to run. That doesn’t mean I support her candidacy, only that I am certain she’ll run.

As far as “eating our own”, to a great extent that’s a natural product of the primary system.


3 posted on 03/08/2011 10:49:47 AM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what. The number one seed gives herself a bye...


4 posted on 03/08/2011 10:51:47 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The NBC debate is a joke. Who wants to watch these second raters being grilled and and laughed at by the lefties . Stupid move , but whats new .


5 posted on 03/08/2011 10:52:02 AM PST by fantom (,)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting. I am very interested in whom Sarah Palin ends up supporting. Very.


6 posted on 03/08/2011 10:52:13 AM PST by Valpal1 ("No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet." ~ C.S. Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The debates is where she needs to shine.

I support her candidacy, assuming there is one, but I will not support her nomination, or vote for it, until I see her perform well in a debate against someone a LOT smarter than Biden!

7 posted on 03/08/2011 10:53:59 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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bttt


8 posted on 03/08/2011 10:54:13 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first debate is in May, seriously?


9 posted on 03/08/2011 10:55:37 AM PST by jpl (Run Christie, run.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ms. Palin has agreed to appear in suburban Lakewood at a "Tribute to the Troops with Sarah Palin," a fundraiser for the families of fallen soldiers in suburban Denver. John Andrews, a former GOP gubernatorial nominee who heads the Centennial Institute, says Ms. Palin will not accept a fee and all proceeds from the event will go to family members who have lost breadwinners in combat.

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/benefits/a/sgliincrease.htm

The self promoting publicity tours of Palin and Hannity under the guise of doing it for the charity case troops , demean the sacrifices of our military.

10 posted on 03/08/2011 10:57:35 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Grunthor
...or do we coalesce around a candidate that might not be perfect, but can beat Obama?

Excellent point. I think that now is the time to get behind a seasoned campaigner who's time has finally come. Harold Stassen!


11 posted on 03/08/2011 10:57:46 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah said that if she ran it would be an "unconventional campaign." This may be part of it....refusing the NBC claptrap in favor of addressing a veterans' affair.

I never lost an election when I held public office. One of my three unbreakable campaign stump rules was "go where your votes are and blow off the rest".

Leni

12 posted on 03/08/2011 11:02:40 AM PST by MinuteGal (OK, BO'R...NAME the "far-rightists" you always morally equate to the far-leftists. Name names, NOW!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Myth - lol!

If she runs, we will see a campaign like not other. Maybe the theme song will be Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”...


13 posted on 03/08/2011 11:03:15 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Grunthor

The later - always. But first thngs first. That’s what primaries are for. Mission one is to prevent the worst candidates from gaining traction and that includes stopping mitt romney. He isn’t one of our own.


14 posted on 03/08/2011 11:06:11 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Grunthor

If Palin doesn’t run ther eis no other candidate that can beat Obama haven’t you been paying attention.....

No one but Palin can compete with Obama on the issues, on policy and on excitement. Why do you think the MSM has made it their goal for the last two year sto destroy the woman. they know if Palin is gone Obama gets a second term...


15 posted on 03/08/2011 11:09:16 AM PST by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nope!
Just Chris Mathews & Jonathan Allen complaining to each other.....


16 posted on 03/08/2011 11:09:16 AM PST by G Larry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why the F is Brian Williams or Politico NEAR the GOP?

These are committed Leftist Organizations, why do we always take the bait when the SOFTBALLS are lofted at the Kenyan and the Libs?


17 posted on 03/08/2011 11:11:54 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: kbennkc
The self promoting publicity tours of Palin and Hannity under the guise of doing it for the charity case troops , demean the sacrifices of our military.

As a vet and the father of a Navy Captain, I call bullshit on your opinion.

Every military person that I've talked with about these type of events is not only grateful for the financial help but thankful that America is honoring their service.

If you are a vet, you need an attitude adjustment, if you are not STFU and get out of here.

18 posted on 03/08/2011 11:12:52 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Grunthor

depend on the candidate. I’m sick of the republicans demanding conservatives to kowtow to rinos whenever the rino win a primary, but the rinos never back the conservatives when the conservative win the primary e.g castle, scozza, murkowski and their supporters. In all those cases, the rino refuse to back the tea partiers


19 posted on 03/08/2011 11:14:48 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: Valpal1

Hermain Cain imho. She gave him a shoutout recently


20 posted on 03/08/2011 11:15:18 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: MinuteGal

That’s the right approach. Whenever you’re promoting or marketing a person or a product, you always want to speak to your supporters and potential supporters, and don’t waste your resources trying to convert your committed opponents. If you try to convert people who are strongly opposed to a person or product, you’ll waste a lot of energy as you only convert a few of them into supporters. In politics, you also drain off your energy in useless disputes with committed opponents when you try to speak to them and convert them. Instead, as you did, the right strategy is to speak only to your supporters and swing voters, and rally them for the highest possible turnout. Ignore committed opponents and only use them as material for jokes.

I don’t know if Sarah will run for president. It’s a toss-up if you ask me and while she probably wants to run, her decision will depend on how she thinks the campaign and presidency will affect her family.


21 posted on 03/08/2011 11:16:35 AM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This whole May 2 “debate” is an attempt to draw out the contenders too early so they can be savaged by the press, and Politico and NBC will just be the start of it.

I think staying away from it would be the smart move for any of the supposed “top tier” candidates. (Except Romney, for whom this is tailor-made to coronate, of course.)


22 posted on 03/08/2011 11:16:35 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: kbennkc

In the years i’ve followed FR I can’t remember a more silly comment. Mrs Palin lending her name to a fund raising event for the military is an act of respect.


23 posted on 03/08/2011 11:17:00 AM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

does it also mean those potential candidates who don’t go to THIS debate aren’t serious about running either?


24 posted on 03/08/2011 11:17:21 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: kbennkc

“The self promoting publicity tours of Palin and Hannity under the guise of doing it for the charity case troops , demean the sacrifices of our military”.

That’s major BS. As someone who served, I can say that with a great deal of authority.


25 posted on 03/08/2011 11:17:21 AM PST by alarm rider (The left will always tell you who they fear the most. What are they telling you now?)
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To: kevkrom

I agree with your analysis. It’s way too early for debates and the media is trying to draw our candidates into debates so they can start attacking them and distorting their statements on the issues. Our candidates should get together and decide as a group not to participate in any debates until November at the earliest. They can just say that it’s too early and they don’t want the voters to get campaign fatigue by starting too soon.


26 posted on 03/08/2011 11:21:27 AM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Um. My understanding is that the gov isn’t the only candidate blowing that thing off. Are the other candidates unpresidential now, too?


27 posted on 03/08/2011 11:22:25 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: kbennkc

just curious, so how do you think they should plan to fund raise for a charity without you accusing them of self interest. The point of making it public is to make sure ppl will turn up and donate.

How many times have you seen charity events on tv for earthquakes victims? Are they all self promoters and demeaning to the victims?


28 posted on 03/08/2011 11:23:24 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: RichInOC

correct, see posts 22 and 26.


29 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:04 AM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Ms. Palin will not accept a fee and all proceeds from the event will go to family members who have lost breadwinners in combat."

See!!! She's a Commie! /pissant

30 posted on 03/08/2011 11:24:38 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when has Gov. Palin been conventional? If she decides to enter, it will be at a time of HER choosing, not NBC or Politico’s choosing.


31 posted on 03/08/2011 11:25:23 AM PST by jazztrptman (Sarah Palin is a God-send for our country and for conservatives)
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To: kbennkc; Josh Painter; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner

As a disabled veteran I say FOAD! Is that clear enough for you?!


32 posted on 03/08/2011 11:35:59 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: kbennkc

What rock did you slither out from under?

- JP


33 posted on 03/08/2011 11:37:52 AM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Debates(pissing matches) this early in the campaign is a total waste of Palin’s time. She doesn’t need the exposure and it only serves to elevate the stature of a bunch of wannabe president candidates.

Sarah Palin is a different kind of politician so folks shouldn’t be expecting her to follow the old GOP/MSM playbook.


34 posted on 03/08/2011 11:41:30 AM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Grunthor

Sarah has stated, in print and on video, that she runs an unconventional campaign. So don’t look for her to follow the long established script.

I’m not saying she’s running, or she isn’t. I’m just saying that if she chooses to, it will be at a time and place of her choosing, when she throws her “Real Women Hunt RINO” bag into the ring.

;-)


35 posted on 03/08/2011 11:42:24 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Valpal1

Sarah will probably be enorsing the former governor of Alaska whose name is not Gravel. Bob


36 posted on 03/08/2011 11:42:35 AM PST by alstewartfan ("He's only come to bring another perfect dream." Al Stewart from "Shah of Shahs")
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To: kbennkc

So it would be better for Sean and Sarah to ignore the troops, so as not to be accused of self-promotion? How silly. I don’t think that many of the troops and their families agree with you. You have a severe case of PDS, which is nearly as incapacitating as Polaris Extremis, I understand. Bob


37 posted on 03/08/2011 11:48:17 AM PST by alstewartfan ("He's only come to bring another perfect dream." Al Stewart from "Shah of Shahs")
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To: alstewartfan

That’d be just like her to selfishly endorse herself!!/s


38 posted on 03/08/2011 11:48:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: kbennkc

Oh, a follower of Debbie Downer Schlussel?


39 posted on 03/08/2011 12:03:52 PM PST by AnnGora (Let 'er rip, Tater Chip!)
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To: kbennkc
“The self promoting publicity tours of Palin and Hannity under the guise of doing it for the charity case troops , demean the sacrifices of our military.”

So what have you done to benefit the military lately?

40 posted on 03/08/2011 12:10:45 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a trap, designed to give Republicans a chance to destroy each other in public. They will have no Dem candidate to attack, demean or belittle so they will have to eat their own, just as the dems did in their primary against Bush’s second term. This will be a source of many leads for the left’s “Opposition Research” teams and it won’t cost them a dime. Any serious contender who shows up is, in my studied opinion, really not smart enough to be president.

Q: Mr Gingrich, do you still screw around on your wife, and what do you think about that stuff in the Middle east?

Q: Mr DeMint, our polls show that 99% of Americans think you hate minorities, and why don’t you support the president’s well thought out plan to balance the budget by July?

Q: Mr Romney, how can you call yourself a real Mormon when you only have one wife? It’s not like you can’t afford it, you rich bastard.

NBC and Politico?

Wake up, people!


41 posted on 03/08/2011 12:17:10 PM PST by jstaff
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To: jstaff

Well, it isn’t like he can’t afford more! LOL


42 posted on 03/08/2011 12:20:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: socialism_stinX

I mean the other candidates who are doing things other than that debate that day. Personally, I think it’s kind of early at this point (and I’m apparently not alone). And apparently Governor Palin and those other folks agree. I don’t think they’re flakes, any more than I think the candidates who will show up are automatically idiots for doing it, so I think it’s absurd that she’s the only one that Fund’s treating like a flake.


43 posted on 03/08/2011 12:23:30 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: AFreeBird

What date is the first primary? Iowa, I guess.

My guess is that Governor Palin will declare just a few weeks before the Iowa caucus. (Unless there are some rules that makes it obligatory to sign up months ahead.)

The day after the presidential election she said on local radio in Alaska that if she would run, she would have to run a completely unconventional campaign. I think it may still be on the cards.

The US (and the world) could do much, much worse than President Palin. (In fact we already have!)


44 posted on 03/08/2011 12:30:14 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: unseen1

She is the only one that stands up to Obama now. Not much gets by her and she is quick and unafraid to voice her opinion. None of the rest of them say a peep, especially Mittens.


45 posted on 03/08/2011 12:40:15 PM PST by Josephat
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To: USS Alaska; 2ndDivisionVet; kbennkc
The self promoting publicity tours of Palin and Hannity under the guise of doing it for the charity case troops , demean the sacrifices of our military. As a vet and the father of a Navy Captain, I call bullshit on your opinion.

All this PDSer "kbennkc" has been spewing lately is hate and lies. Yesterday, he insinuated that Gov. Palin wanted to be on the receiving end of a kinky sex act with a member of the media.

That alone should have gotten the "kbennkc" troll banned. But, he's a longtimer, so he gets a pass.

46 posted on 03/08/2011 12:42:26 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: kbennkc
The self promoting publicity tours of Palin and Hannity under the guise of doing it for the charity case troops , demean the sacrifices of our military.

Unbelievable that someone here would say something like that.

47 posted on 03/08/2011 12:49:24 PM PST by McGruff (Is it time to Drill Baby Drill yet?)
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To: kbennkc

Wow. That is a new level of PDS. In addition to what others have pointed out, I would like to add that Governor Palin is proud of her Veteran Son. You gotta look in the mirror Dude and see if there is anything worth salvaging.


48 posted on 03/08/2011 12:52:47 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: PA Engineer
Wow. That is a new level of PDS.

I've had it. I hit "Report Abuse" on him.

49 posted on 03/08/2011 1:01:59 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: Valpal1

Who is Sarah supporting? I’ll give you a hint.

The initials are S.P.


50 posted on 03/08/2011 1:04:59 PM PST by altura
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