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Romney: Sarah Palin’s the ‘best thing’ that could happen to me (Whistling past the graveyard?)
CNN ^ | June 6, 2011 | Rebecca Stewart

Posted on 06/06/2011 6:22:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The 2012 presidential candidate told CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday that he wasn’t offended when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on the same day he was set to formally announce his intention to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president.

In fact, though Romney shared his plans one week in advance and Palin insisted on keeping the destination of her top-secret bus tour under wraps until the day before her New Hampshire appearance, Romney insisted that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee “really didn’t ruin my day.”

“In a lot of respects it’s the best thing that could happen to me,” he said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”

“Right now, your greatest enemy is overexposure. People get tired of seeing the same person day in and day out.”

And Romney, who also sought the GOP nomination in 2008, had nothing but kind words for Palin, who’s still batting around the will-she-or-won’t-she question....

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: New Hampshire; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
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Well, no one ever said he was stupid. Wrong-headed, squishy and wishy-washy, but not dumb. He knows better than to tick off her tens-upon-tens-of-millions of supporters.
1 posted on 06/06/2011 6:22:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is about as entertaining as a hemorrhoid..when he announced he is running no one gave a crap about it


2 posted on 06/06/2011 6:24:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Backstabber and Team Romney attacking Gov. Palin ---- for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008, weeks before the election) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician… I will support him without qualm."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



3 posted on 06/06/2011 6:25:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He knows better than to tick off her tens-upon-tens-of-millions of supporters.

He does that just by being himself.

4 posted on 06/06/2011 6:26:07 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Diogenesis

Go Romney! Go Palin!


5 posted on 06/06/2011 6:26:48 PM PDT by fallingwater
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Romney? I thought he died some time ago.


6 posted on 06/06/2011 6:26:58 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t these the rat’s talking points... oh wait, he is a rat deep inside.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 6:30:45 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (There are still some rinos left for 2012. Let's get them and the fake tea partiers!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney insisted that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee “really didn’t ruin my day.”


8 posted on 06/06/2011 6:31:06 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s been so great about attacking him. He can’t fight back without looking like an ass. Not that looking like an ass has ever stopped him from doing anything, but even he knows not to overtly attack her. Meanwhile, she’ll compliment him, tear up his record, then compliment him again with a nice smile.

A guy like him has no answer for that other than to send his subordinates out to smear her. But since he was already doing that, he’s got no cards left to play.


9 posted on 06/06/2011 6:31:06 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Willard could get a VP slot.


10 posted on 06/06/2011 6:32:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SunkenCiv

The best thing that could happen to you, Hairdo (sunkenciv told me to call him that), is to get hit by Sarah’s bus.


11 posted on 06/06/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Is it humor, or cynicasm driven by rage?????)
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12 posted on 06/06/2011 6:32:50 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: Paladin2

Palin/Bolton

vs.

Obama/Romney


13 posted on 06/06/2011 6:34:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Navy Patriot

I had no idea he even announced..read it online..the media didn’t even report it yet they want us to believe that HE is the one they fear LOL


14 posted on 06/06/2011 6:35:11 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: fallingwater

No go Romney, Romney should not even be in GOP politics, much less running for President.


15 posted on 06/06/2011 6:35:34 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: Diogenesis

The future remains unknown.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 6:36:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Navy Patriot
Romney? I thought he died some time ago.

You are thinking of the anti-war Presidential candidate Romney in 1968, this is the draft evading Presidential candidate, his son Mitt.

17 posted on 06/06/2011 6:38:46 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: 2ndDivisionVet

He means that Sarah will force him to pretend he is a conservative and that will help him win the primary.


18 posted on 06/06/2011 6:42:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

It is Romney who is engaging in sabotage. Statements demanding that Sarah should announce that she will not run. Painting her as an outsider. Promoting the idea that she is 'unelectable'. At least CNN loves him, right?

19 posted on 06/06/2011 6:42:37 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum: Conservative
Bachmann: Conservative
Herman Cain: Conservative
Pawlenty: Semi-Conserative
Newt: Fading fast
Johnson: Not getting any traction
Ron Paul: Has his own army of fanatical Libertarians
Huckabee: Not running
Romney: Definitely a RINO

So if Palin gets in, it certainly helps Romney by dividing
the conservative vote further in primaries. No wonder he is
thinking her and encouraging her.


20 posted on 06/06/2011 6:43:44 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt et al have an impossible task. Beat Palin, and keep from offending her Army. Not likely. When Palin announces it will be in front of thousands, and she won’t be navel-gazing about being overly exposed.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 6:45:35 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Right now, your greatest enemy is overexposure. People get tired of seeing the same person day in and day out.”

True about Romney but not about Palin. Sarah is a daily breath of fresh air.

22 posted on 06/06/2011 6:46:44 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Diogenesis

Too funny.

How about... Obama/Pawlenty vs. Romney/Biden?

Still no choice.


23 posted on 06/06/2011 6:47:29 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: repub4ever1
Santorum: Conservative JOKE
Bachmann: Conservative No executive experience and just hired Ed Rollins from Perot/Huckabee fame.
Herman Cain: Conservative <--- Yep
Pawlenty: Semi-Conserative JOKE


Sarah Palin IS the conservative base. When she gets in, ain't nobody splittin' nothing.
24 posted on 06/06/2011 6:49:24 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: Paladin2
“Willard could get a VP slot.”

Yeah... if the republicans nominate huntsman... or kucinich maybe.

LLS

25 posted on 06/06/2011 6:51:24 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: repub4ever1
So if Palin gets in, it certainly helps Romney by dividing the conservative vote further in primaries. No wonder he is thinking her and encouraging her.
BS! Romney is NO conservative!
26 posted on 06/06/2011 6:53:08 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sooner or later he will perform his BS in front of the wrong crowd.

This phony SOB is going down HARD.

27 posted on 06/06/2011 6:55:11 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And Romney, who also sought the GOP nomination in 2008, had nothing but kind words for Palin

The slurs, innuendos and lies are saved for his surrogates.
28 posted on 06/06/2011 6:57:28 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt tried to rain on Palin’s bus trip. she announced her tour on May 26th. mitt announced his speech on May 27th in an effort to take her spotlight from her. Palin simple showed up in NH as her answer to his underhanded attempt to steal the spotlight. the dates do not lie. Palin was first Mitt reacted to Palin and Palin reacted to Mitt being a lowhanded slime.

Palin won the battle for attention. Mitt is licking his wounds.

29 posted on 06/06/2011 6:57:50 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As far as ticking us off. too late Mitt and his buttboys ticked us off in Nov 2008 and have done so ever since most of the anit-palin posters that swear they have no candidate while bashing Palin non-stop are Mitt supporters.

I would never vote for mitt. NEVER


30 posted on 06/06/2011 7:00:16 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: repub4ever1
If you honestly believe Santorum or Bachmann has a chance of being elected President you are delusional.

The day Palin announces the other conservatives’ hopes are over.

31 posted on 06/06/2011 7:01:04 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good ol’ Bill (did I ever mention I was the Drug Czar and the Education Secretary?) Bennett is talking up Romney like crazy, just like he did McLaim in the last election cycle. I think he convinced a lot of conservatives who listen to his morning show to vote for McLaim in the primaries.

Bill Bennett just rubs me the wrong way most of he time. He’s an inside-the-beltway Neocon social conservative, very close to RINO status, IMHO.


32 posted on 06/06/2011 7:01:39 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Diogenesis

USA Today had Romney’s announcement on the front page.. at the bottom... One inch by three inches... ouch.


33 posted on 06/06/2011 7:04:33 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Willard, eviscerated
34 posted on 06/06/2011 7:05:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: bwc2221

If you thing Bachmann won’t get a significant share of conservative votes, I am afraid you are also delusional. She has already talked me into sending her campaign money.
And Santorum being even more conservative in social issues and
fiscal issues, he is also certain to get a percentage of conservative votes.
Herman Cain is already gathering momentum. If you think all this does not help RINO Mitt when Palin jumps in, all I can say is wake up.


35 posted on 06/06/2011 7:07:20 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: RedMDer

You completely misunderstood my post. I said Romney is the ONLY real RINO in the race. Bachmann, Santorum, Cain, Palin will split the conservative vote. Romney gets ALL the country clubbers, ALL the moderates, and ALL the RINO’s.


36 posted on 06/06/2011 7:11:12 PM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah may end up being the best thing that ever happened to Romney, but not until she has destroyed his chances of being potus.


37 posted on 06/06/2011 7:13:23 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up, Mitt-for-brains


38 posted on 06/06/2011 7:15:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: bwc2221

Game On!

39 posted on 06/06/2011 7:21:59 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You wish, Mitt. You wish. Someone wake him up, he’s dreaming.


40 posted on 06/06/2011 7:22:31 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Right now, your greatest enemy is overexposure. People get tired of seeing the same person day in and day out.”

What's this? His 3rd time running for president? He's like stale whitebread.

41 posted on 06/06/2011 7:22:59 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Diogenesis

That front page is great. Looks like Romney even got beaten out by a rabid fox.


42 posted on 06/06/2011 7:23:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Diogenesis

If you haven’t seen the video in #34, you MUST WATCH IT!!!


43 posted on 06/06/2011 7:25:07 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"...People get tired of seeing the same person day in and day out.”

Not necessarily.

But you, Mitt...yeah, we got tired of seeing you at all a long time ago.

44 posted on 06/06/2011 7:26:19 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; RedMDer; Virginia Ridgerunner; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Brices Crossroads
“I think Sarah Palin is generating enthusiasm and interest in a campaign this year. That’s a good thing. She has a lot of energy and passion and bringing it to our race is positive for us.People are going to start focusing on the elections probably after Labor Day,” he said.




Hmmmm, Labor Day, you say? Maybe!

45 posted on 06/06/2011 7:26:27 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: bwc2221

You are correct. Repu4ever must be drinking.


46 posted on 06/06/2011 7:27:45 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Diogenesis
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."

"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."

"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."

… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.

A Romney presidency would be just as devastating to the USA as Obama's has been.

If Romney had the capacity to speak or recognize the truth about anything, he might have won the primary and general elections in 2008. He doesn't; he didn't; and he never will.

47 posted on 06/06/2011 7:28:51 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

Have you guys seen this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBXe3Kvg-qU&feature=player_embedded


48 posted on 06/06/2011 7:30:17 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Fascism is nothing but moderate communism.)
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To: repub4ever1
I understood your post.
You said:

So if Palin gets in, it certainly helps Romney by dividing the conservative vote further in primaries. No wonder he is thinking her and encouraging her.

So, who is your choice?
49 posted on 06/06/2011 7:31:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw the Rats and RINOs out!)
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To: repub4ever1

If you think Bachmann and Palin are working against each other, you are delusional.


50 posted on 06/06/2011 7:32:27 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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