Skip to comments.What's Sarah Doing?
Posted on 06/02/2011 10:07:19 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
What is Sarah Palin up to? She is touring the country in a campaign bus, appearing at campaign rallies, making campaign speeches, drawing campaign crowds. But, she insists, its no campaign. Or at least that shes no candidate.
In 1995, General Colin Powell paralyzed the Republican nominating process by flirting with running for president as he toured America signing his new book. He ultimately didnt run, but he sold a lot of books and monopolized the nations attention for months in the autumn.
In 2007, Barack Obama toured America signing books and used the tour to animate his image and spun it off into a campaign.
In 2011, Donald Trump didnt even write a book but dominated the media by acting like a candidate before he dropped out.
And now, Sarah Palin who has neither a new book nor a candidacy, is running around sucking up all the media attention.
Why? Is she preparing to run? We doubt it. The polling suggests that she could not be nominated. More than one Republican Primary voter in four feels that she has too much baggage to be elected. While most like her and many love her, large swaths of GOP primary voters are worried that she would pave the way for four more years of Obama.
Higher speaking fees? Better TV ratings? More personal visibility? Likely all are motivations. Maybe she is doing it for the same reason Bill Clinton gave for his affair with Monica because I could. Perhaps she just wants one final go-round before attention shifts to those who are really running for president.
In any case, Sarah Palin is doing a disservice to her party. There are many good candidates wanting to nurture their infant campaigns who cannot grow in Palins shadow. How are Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, or Jon Huntsman to attract national attention when Sarah is breathing in all the oxygen? And how can good potential candidates like South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint or Texas Governor Rick Perry to test the waters when Palins bus is on the highway?
Mitt Romney, the front runner, is the main beneficiary of the Palin tour. In the aftermath of Huckabees and Trumps withdrawals, the former Massachusetts Governor has consolidated his status as the candidate out in front. Normally, this accolade would earn him searing media coverage and unwelcome attention to any defect in his record or his past. But not now. All eyes are on Palin and Romney can continue raising money and attracting supporters in peace.
Sarah needs to get into the race or stay out. What she should not do is attract the attention just because she can.
Dick says she isnt going to run.
That means she probably will.
We don’t know what it is, but Sarah has a plan, and whatever it is, it is working. Stop whining, and enjoy this masterful spanking of the media. It’s fun.
Et tu, Dick?
Shut up, Dick. Sarah did not invite the media. The media is giving her bus tour national attention. Palin is playing by a different set of rules. I think it’s great and pray for her and her family’s safety while they are out on the road.
If and when she announces, it will be in it’s own time - right on time.
She 'can't win', but somehow is destroying the chances of 'good candidates' just by driving around in a bus.
Dumbass Morris obviously doesn't want to engage with this colossal disconnect.
Old Dick will be eating these words several times, including on Election Day, 2012.
Oh well, it’s not like he’s particularly relevant anyhow. ;-)
DICK, I thought you were running her non-campaign, it is so brilliant.
(p.s. DICK -sh-sh-shhhhh- she’s running shhhhhhh)
She’s making heads explode. That’s what she’s doing, Dick.
So, DICK, which one of the names that you mentioned are you working for:
How are Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, or Jon Huntsman to attract national attention when Sarah is breathing in all the oxygen?
I’m guessing Bachmann. (who is actually working for Romney.)
I would crawl on my hands and knees through broken glass if it could prevent that worthless, phony, p.o.s. Romney from getting the nomination.
This is, what, the second article in two days by Morris that hits the same anti-Sarah points. Apparently Morris is all-in for somebody else.
She reminds me of Secretariat. I love the end of that movie.
Even if Sarah does not run, she is setting the stage for the Republicans who will run. She is setting the standard for what Bachmann or Cain or even Perry must attain to.
And - even better - she has set the standard for which Mitt has already failed at.
(Anybody but Mitt)
That's Gov. Palin to you, Dick.
And she's not required to follow anyone's timetable, as long as she meets the proper filing deadlines. I'll dispense with the "when and if" statements, as only the self-deluded believe she isn't going to run.
"I think Sarah Palin has ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder."
"In my poll, I asked primary voters: Do you believe Sarah Palin has too much personal baggage to be elected president?"
How is that "Push Poll" coming Dick? Have you stopped sucking women's toes yet?
The non-verbals during this interview made me want to vomit.
What evidence do you have that Bachmann is working for Romney? You diehard Palin supporters are becoming too much. She’s a nice lady who was a good governor and has been treated horribly, but she isn’t God Almighty.
Sarah is building up conservative EXCITEMENT - she is sucking the oxygen away from Obama and from milquetoasts and RINOS like Romney and T-Paw, Huntsman, Johnson, and whoever else is running
She is actually becoming the target and taking the MEdia fire that would be sent their way, if the MEdia had time or interest in them She is lifting up hope and energy among people who are tired and too sick to even watch the obama flacks on TV, and that now includes the flakey FOX news
She will direct this energy she is building into her own candidacy - or channel it to whomever she believes is the best candidate for our values and our nation - maybe someone who also is not yet in the race (Perry?)
She is asking for none of this coverage, paying the MEdia for none of this airtime
Dick, maybe should beg to get on her support team. She is taking campaigning into whole new territory and he is gonna be left in the dust.
I wasn't certain before. Now I am. When Dick says no I know she will run. :-)
Well, no, but she isn't Obama or Romney either...
Morris is way off on this one. He is falling for the Big Lie that Palin is grandstanding and somehow “forcing” the media to cover her every move.
This is absurd. Morris & the MSM have it *ass backwards: No one, least of all Palin, is twisting the arm of the media to cover her every move. They are clamoring to follow her for one reason: because she is a media sensation and a phenomenon, a veritable force of nature.
Compared to her, Romney and all the other GOP hopefuls amount to one big yawn.
I don't think so. Her tour is sucking up the oxygen for Mitt. His announcement is a yawn, while the media goes chasing after Sarah.
So, who benefits? How about this?
Let's say that Sara is intentionally sucking the oxygen out of Romney's announcement, but not to benefit herself. What if she shows up in Waterloo on the day that Michele Bachmann announces? What if she throws her support behind Michele on Day 1?.
Now that would kick things up a notch. Can you say Mitt who?
How about Bachmann/Cain?
I’m not sure I agree with him, but it’s not the idiotic point you seem to think it is. His premise is that she won’t even run and his swallowing up attention that could go to upstarts, particularly Bachmann and Cain.
The only paralysis I see are with those too scared to step up to the plate. Palin is a role model here.
“Old Dick will be eating these words several times, including on Election Day, 2012.”
What have you got in your mouth Dick?
How can that be bad?
I really hope you’re right, although I’d prefer Cain/Bachmann.
“Im not sure I agree with him, but its not the idiotic point you seem to think it is. His premise is that she wont even run and his swallowing up attention that could go to upstarts, particularly Bachmann and Cain.’
So what’s stopping them from getting out there and campaigning? Too much playing it safe. Palin figured it out that only losers play it safe. Winners take the spotlight.
That means she probably will.
His whole argument here is that if she isn't running, she's hurting the party. There might be some truth to that, if she's not running. But if his premise is wrong - and his premises usually are - then his argument falls apart. If she's running, she's not hurting anyone.
And as for "polls" showing she can't win - it's June of 2011. Polls this far out mean very nearly nothing. The whole point of a campaign is to move poll numbers.
True, and in a three way race, I would choose Palin over those 2 every time, but they aren’t the only ones running.
That is pretty much my take as well. She’s firing up the base and setting expectations. Whoever is nominated will have to run in an environment heavily influenced by what she is doing right now.
And that is a very good thing.
re: What’s Sarah Doing?
She she working at winning the nomination and the presidency by showing it doesn’t have to done the way it always has. All these pundits and GOP elite have set themselves up as the judge and jury of who can run and how they must run. Not so.
You can tell how terrified they are. If she were truly non-threat they say she is they wouldn’t be paying so much attention to her. If they were scared of her they would simply adopt the attitude of leaving her alone.
I love it.
I have been wondering what “personal baggage” Sarah has?
Bristol is an adult now.
Sarah’s sadistic unstable ex brother inlaw is still an alaska trooper but not in her life.
Trig is still a down’s child and she is still his mother. Deal with it.
The “journalists” who sandbagged her in in 2008 are fading into oblivion. She is not.
McCain is on the B-list of party leaders, maybe heading for the C-list. Already said he is out of the Senate next time.
The basement dwelling DNC operatives who made a career of filing frivolous ethics lawsuits are still basement dwellers, but without a target against a private citizen Sarah Palin with legal protection from that harassment.
Her reasons for leaving the governor office are obvious except to the stupid or willfully PDS blind.
Sarah is still an outspoken Christian. She is not embarrsssed into silence about her faith. Deal with it.
So what “personal baggage”
What in the hell are you saying. Sarah is laying down a foundation that every GOP candidate should have to follow. Sarah Palin is a true American and her policy is the mirror of millions of the Tea Party. She is using her popularity to promote the republicans and who else is doing this at the size of groups she runs across. Wake up! Someone has to be a patriot and spell out what America really needs.
If she's destroying the dreams of GOP hopefuls simply by visiting Civil War battlefields and taking Piper to see the Liberty Bell, then those GOP candidates were doomed from day one.
Hey, Dick. I remember - you said Hillary was a shoo-in for the Democrat nomination in 2008.
>>Well, no, but she isn’t Obama or Romney either...<<
That is my take as well. I actually met with and spoke to her for over a half hour about a year ago. Although I’d vote for her over anyone else running, and I told her that, I also told her I didn’t think she should run and may be more valuable as an environment shaper similar to the likes of Limbaugh, but with her unique style.
At this point, I am beginning to hope she runs though. We’ll see how we all “feel” by the end of the year. This is the pre-game show for me. The game doesn’t start until January.
Dick wants to get back to business-as-usual.
Business-as-usual is the problem.
Either way works for me. Unbeatable ticket, IMHO.
Priceless. Well done.
I have never quite gotten my arms comfortably around how this grossly perverted toe-sucking degenerate succeeded in morphing from cherished Clinton Criminal Cabal advisor to "conservative sage/mentor and GOP confidant."
Now he drops the slimey pretense of liking Palin but not being sure if she's going to run, to picking up the all out assault on her with the patently transparent, "If she runs, she'll guarantee 4 more years of O'Bungsuck."
A faction of Sarah's support structure (wider than the Great Plains and deeper than the Marianas Trench) is about to release in June a true game changer. A documentary video independently produced with appearances by key players from Sarah's Alakan Adminitration juggernaut is going to lay out the truth about Sarah's time as Givernor, what she tried to accomplish, and how she succeeded at every single turn.
While some of the narrative will be Sarah's own voice, those segments are all excerpts from her Books On Tape available to the public.
The Enemies of Sarah on both sides of the aisle not only know that it's coming, but they are also (for the most part) conversant with her actual record in Alaska; a record which puts to bed forever the suggestion that she might be ignorant or unqualified to lead this nation.
"The Undefeated" comes out later this month. That gives her lying, weasel-faced detractors very little time to do their worst. And trust me, that's exactly what we're going to see from these filth. Between the Dembicile who screeched that her bus tour is a "violation of Federal Law" and little Dickie "Can I suck your toe?" Morris' most recent salvo, we are seeing the beginning of the "WE MUST DESTROY HER NOW!!!" onslaught.
This is going to be fun. Palin is opening up can after can of whup-ass on these imbeciles, and they are about to start flapping like a penguin when the batteries fail.
I saw her club a halibut to death once.
Hold me. I'm so scared.
Dick Morris’ basic business model is to find targeted groups of people and tell them what they want to hear. He’s been quite successful with this, right or wrong. Right now, his group is the desperate GOP establishment. He’s just telling them what they want to hear.
You guys are correct.
Dick says she has no chance because one in four pubbie voters feels she has too much baggage. Which is false, but they got this info from tv media (mostly fox news). Then, he says she should drop out because she is hurting her party.
So basically Morris says that if the beltway media doesn’t like a candidate, that candidate should leave the race. Hmmmm. Sounds like a great rule for picking a President. /s
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