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Palin confident she could beat Obama
CBS News ^ | May 31, 2011 | Bonney Kapp

Posted on 05/31/2011 3:40:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was met by a gaggle of reporters outside of Philadelphia's Independence Hall Tuesday, on day three of her "One Nation" bus tour.

The question du jour: Will she or won't she run for president?

The would-be-candidate once again refused to "put a timetable" on when she will announce her decision, but when asked by CBS affiliate WKYW if she could beat President Obama, Palin replied, "To put it concisely - yes."

Palin also noted her belief that most of the Republicans in the field "have a very good chance" of beating the president, and specifically said she liked Texas Governor Rick Perry, who told reporters last week he was contemplating his own bid to unseat Obama.

"This isn't all about me; it's about the real change that our country needs, and not just me but other potential candidates and candidates declared," she said.

Reporters who have been following the bus tour have been given little guidance by Palin's team, and have accused Palin of being coy with the press....

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


TOPICS: Pennsylvania; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; obama; palin; perry
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1 posted on 05/31/2011 3:40:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s more qualified than Obama. But she would lose and we would have 4 more years of this national disaster.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 3:43:39 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: pleikumud

I agree and will now get flamed for it.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 3:44:57 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx
Game On!

Game On!
Run Sarah, Run! WooHoo!!


4 posted on 05/31/2011 3:45:10 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t that what the Donald said too?


5 posted on 05/31/2011 3:46:10 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*popcorn graphic*


6 posted on 05/31/2011 3:48:41 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: stuartcr

Good for you: Using a left-wing slime attack against a staunch, strong conservative woman who might easily be our next president. You’ve been here how long?


7 posted on 05/31/2011 3:48:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love Sarah (see my tagline)

But Perry is another Bush “conservative” - i.e., he’s NOT a conservative.


8 posted on 05/31/2011 3:49:13 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Reporters who have been following the bus tour have been given little guidance by Palin's team, and have accused Palin of being coy with the press.

They can't seem to get this part strait. To the occupation media:

Nobody wants you.

Nobody likes you.

Nobody trusts you.

People don't believe you.

People hate you.

People want to see you gone.
9 posted on 05/31/2011 3:49:18 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LLS is confident that she WILL beat obama... and more importantly... the msm... the dims... the cockroaches in the republican party and party hack propagandists like krauthammer, kristol and will know it too. We are so going to stomp a mud hole in obama and ALL of his allies collective AR$E$!

LLS

10 posted on 05/31/2011 3:49:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s always good to have confidence.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 3:49:33 PM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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Was she talking about an arm-wrestling match? My money would be on The Lady!

Mark


12 posted on 05/31/2011 3:49:42 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: pleikumud

Should I fax you a cleaning cloth for your chrystal ball?


13 posted on 05/31/2011 3:49:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Reporters who have been following the bus tour have been given little guidance by Palin’s team, and have accused Palin of being coy with the press”

Hey boyzzzzzzz... we no likey you stinky arse and Palin no likey you stinky arse... you smell like... sulfur and lies.

LLS

14 posted on 05/31/2011 3:51:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: pleikumud
She’s more qualified than Obama. But she would lose and we would have 4 more years of this national disaster.

They were saying the same thing about Reagan at this point in the 1980 campaign and he wiped the floor with Carter.

Don't give up your day job, your political prognostication skills are lacking.
15 posted on 05/31/2011 3:53:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: pleikumud

I’m confident she’d win. She has a strong foundation in leadership and conservative principles. She doesn’t say one thing to one audience and something different to another. She doesn’t care what the media thinks and her strong character will draw others to her because this country is desperate for leadership. I hope she runs.


16 posted on 05/31/2011 3:53:59 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: pleikumud

Palin will mop the floor with Obama.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 3:54:09 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: pleikumud

I concur...


18 posted on 05/31/2011 3:54:48 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: pleikumud
-"she would lose"

Not even a year from the election, and you've apparently let others decide what to think. Not much of a fighter in that statement.

19 posted on 05/31/2011 3:54:54 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pretty much everyone running has a good chance at beating Obama, Palin included. We are running against the poorest performing president since (at least) Carter. Palin would have to have a heck of a campaign to reverse some of the negative numbers in polling, but she likely has the capability to do so. I like that the field is starting to look very crowded so we will have a winner emerge who is battle-tested. My biggest fear after Huck and Daniels declined to run was that we were going to start with a whittled down field and someone would win by default. With Palin, Bachmann, possibly Perry and others joining Pawlenty, Cain and Romney, someone will have to perform very well to emerge as the winner.


20 posted on 05/31/2011 3:55:49 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Grunthor
I never met a winner with a loser attitude. You cannot win unless you BELIEVE that you will win. No fear... no doubt... just go out there and win it... it is yours for the taking. Without that... you are politically just another Dole or mccain... just another loser. The only luck one has is the luck that one makes.

LLS

21 posted on 05/31/2011 3:59:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin would beat Obama like Reagan beat Carter.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You have a lot more confidence in the American electorate than do I.

I see no indication that they’ll vote for a conservative like Palin, especially given that they voted for Barack Hussein Obama a mere 2.5 years ago.

Yes, I am basically saying that America is doomed.


23 posted on 05/31/2011 4:00:49 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: stuartcr

Governor Palin knows politics, Donald doesn’t.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 4:01:13 PM PDT by ansel12 ( JIM DEMINT "I believe [Palins] done more for the Republican Party than anyone since Ronald Reagan")
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To: Retired Greyhound
Just show up and vote for her then... you believe that we are all doomed... you have NOTHING to lose.

LLS

25 posted on 05/31/2011 4:02:44 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have been busting a gut over this all afternoon.

Let's see: Irrelevant, stupid, dumb, quitter, polarizing,weak, favorability ratings hovering around - say... negative 40 percent and dropping fast, fading in the national spotlight, brand wearing off, controversial, responsible for Congress women getting shot, and NO CHANCE of beating the current IDIOT who's laying siege to the U.S. Constitution. ...and she has once again - hijacked the entire news cycle; She is in fact controlling that same media that hates her guts right now, and she is sucking ALL the air out of the room of the GOP without even making annoucement- just as I predicted.

26 posted on 05/31/2011 4:04:07 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why amnesty loving Governor Goodhair? Why not Cain or Bachmann?


27 posted on 05/31/2011 4:05:49 PM PDT by dforest
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To: stuartcr

He he he...


28 posted on 05/31/2011 4:06:49 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: indylindy

Since I’m not a Palin staffer, I haven’t a clue. Why not e-mail or call her?


29 posted on 05/31/2011 4:07:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You don’t have to worry about me, FRiend. I’ve never missed an election.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 4:08:01 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"To put it concisely - yes."

And they say this woman isn't smart. Is there any candidate, anywhere, who can say it better than Sarah can?

And without a teleprompter.

31 posted on 05/31/2011 4:08:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pleikumud
She’s more qualified than Obama

Most definitely.

But she would lose and we would have 4 more years of this national disaster.

Why do you say that? She would unite the right more than any other candidate and that counts for a lot. Palin could bring together Republicans, movement conservatives, Tea Party folks and those disillusioned with the status quo. She is charismatic and could run on a common sense platform. People will have had 4 years of the supposed "intellectual elite" in charge, I think they will take to Palin and her message.

Not saying it will be easy, but I just don't quite get all the "Palin can't win" stuff. Who better than her? High negatives your concern? Even Hillary had them leading in to her primary run and overcame them easily. Yes, she lost, but just barely and in a year much of the left turned on the Clinton(s) in order to get a far more radical liberal elected.

Who out there besides Palin that can not only rally almost all segments of the right, but could fire them up? It's going to take more than a "oh well, he/she is better than Obama" to generate the necessary intensity to actually show up at rallies, phone bank, donate, etc. Seems to me Palin is the natural candidate to take on Hussein and I've yet to see any compelling arguments for why she wouldn't have a good shot at winning.

32 posted on 05/31/2011 4:08:29 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin confident she could beat Obama

...in the election, and in a fist fight.

33 posted on 05/31/2011 4:10:33 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Longbow1969

It isn’t the Right I am worried about...its Independents, esp. Women independents.


34 posted on 05/31/2011 4:10:45 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: jimjohn

I love the ‘SP can’t win’ types.

To add to your comment...
They cannot seem to grasp that after months/years of the ‘msmlibs’ abuse (funny how much like ‘muslim’ that looks when you type it isn’t it?) Palin takes 1 bus trip and garners the 24/7 coverage across ALL media outlets. Imagine if she actually announced?

But no... no one will vote for her.


35 posted on 05/31/2011 4:12:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: pleikumud
She’s more qualified than Obama. But she would lose “

How much lame-stream media Kool Aide did you drink this morning then?
No one can be a more effective candidate against 0bama than Sarah Palin. She'd make mincemeat out of the Kenyan. Why else do you think the lame-stream media is in a total panic at the prospect of her running? And why else are trolls like you usually the first to post (your normal garbage) on every Sarah Palin thread?

36 posted on 05/31/2011 4:12:54 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: pleikumud

....”she would lose” ....
__________________________________________

OK, I guess you should just roll over and accept the new Marxist USSA.

Bammie can give you a job, cleaning toilets at the people’s park.


37 posted on 05/31/2011 4:17:09 PM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: SmokingJoe

“And why else are trolls like you usually the first to post (your normal garbage) on every Sarah Palin thread?”

Well just last week Obama hired a dude to do that very thing... Coincidence I’m sure...


38 posted on 05/31/2011 4:17:09 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An actual fact is a slime attack?


39 posted on 05/31/2011 4:18:39 PM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Norm Lenhart

Trump got coverage too...does that mean he coulda won?


40 posted on 05/31/2011 4:19:53 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: RockinRight

“It isn’t the Right I am worried about...its Independents, esp. Women independents.”

And why exactly wouldn’t the female independents vote for Palin?

It would be my guess that she would get the majority of the female vote. Independents are not as a group stupid... And the female ones that are stupid would vote for her because she’s a woman.


41 posted on 05/31/2011 4:20:06 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Get flammed for being fearful? No, you’re just a victim of propaganda. They use it because it works on some and that some enjoy spreading it.


42 posted on 05/31/2011 4:21:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: PA Engineer

With so much time on their hands - why don’t they check up on Barry and dig up his past and leave the private citizen and her family alone.


43 posted on 05/31/2011 4:25:44 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RockinRight

Any reason you are ignoring the tens of thousands of people/voters who are coming out to see her at every stop she makes that warrant such coverage? Are you honestly going to tell me that SP is not enjoying Ronald Reagan levels of public support? Are you kidding me?


44 posted on 05/31/2011 4:26:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not only is she running, she will win in a landslide. I have been right the 4 of the last 5 elections including this last Tea Party victory. The one I was wrong about was McCain who was not my choice.

If anybody can give me one good reason America would vote for obozo, I’m all ears. Don’t give me the press, we’ve beat them before. Mostly you are all a bunch of doomsdayers adn always have been.

Pray for America


45 posted on 05/31/2011 4:38:29 PM PDT by bray (Hey Country Club, hold Sarah's coat while she kicks his ____.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Was Reagan ever viewed unfavorably by ~60% of the country while he was running?

I’m not saying it’s impossible for Palin to win, but I talk to lots of mushy middle ground types, and almost universally they dislike Palin even more than they dislike Obama.

It’s not enough for Obama to have a high disapproval rating, it has to be higher than the person running against him.

I’ll give Palin some credit - she seems to have gotten overall a favorable response (from people who matter) this weekend...but show me a poll showing her negatives falling to 50 or below and I’ll start believing she can win.


46 posted on 05/31/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

That is something to be proud of... I am the same.

LLS


47 posted on 05/31/2011 4:46:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: pleikumud
She’s more qualified than Obama. But she would lose and we would have 4 more years of this national disaster.

Meme much.
48 posted on 05/31/2011 4:49:09 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Just look at the crowds she drew in the last few weeks of the 2008 election- huge! Also, everyone I know who voted McCain, really voted for Palin. And since then, conservatives, led by the Tea Party gave the dems a well deserved smack-down in the 2010 elections. 2012 will be even worse for them. Face it, the lib media, Country Club Rinos, & FReepeRino's are in denial bigtime.
49 posted on 05/31/2011 4:49:37 PM PDT by petercooper (2012 - Purge the RINO's.)
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To: RockinRight

I think I see the problem. You are relying on MSM polling to inform your opinion rather than the evidence of your own eyes.

The turnout she is getting now is the same turnout she has gotten all along. Remember the tea party rally in Searchlight? I live near there. It was a zoo! Same goes for each and every appearance she makes. Book tour? Mobbed. Wisconson? Mobbed.

Polls? They poll their own!! OF COURSE she has high ‘unfavorables! But the people out here seem to not give a tinkers damn about polls when they come out in the tens of thousands for a look at her.

She represents a way away from the Obama method of bankrupting the country... and believe me, by the election, he will have bankrupted many more with his no energy policy and attacks on random countries and his EPA stupidity and, and, and....


50 posted on 05/31/2011 4:51:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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