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Sarah Palin Determining Factor In VA GOP Primary
The Examiner ^ | August 6, 2011 | Khelil Bouarrouj

Posted on 08/06/2011 1:05:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A new survey by Public Policy Polling simply concludes, "The Presidential primary in Virginia depends greatly on whether or not Sarah Palin enters the race."

Palin has enough support that were she to enter or absent would be decisive in the votes the rest of the field secures. If Palin stays out of the race, Michele Bachmann, who appeals to the same Tea Party faction that Palin champions, would take the lead with 21% followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney at 18%.

If Palin does run, she'll chip away at Bachmann's base and push Perry into the lead with 20%, followed by Romney at 16% and Bachmann falling to third at 15%. Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman remain unaffected by Palin either way. Each candidate maintains his respective position, roughly, no matter the circumstances. (Full survey).

In neither case does Palin lead, but by choosing to not join the GOP candidates she could determine the race. Virginia's Republican primary is usually held in the first half of the season, often in mid-February.

The GOP candidates will duke it out, but their goal is a shared one: defeating President Obama. And here all declared or probable candidates share a similar fate as well: defeat in November 2012.

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


TOPICS: Virginia; Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; obama; palin; perry; polls
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To: LS

We don’t nominate or elect people for the presidency with only the House of Representatives on their govermental resume. Only once, in a freak four-way race, has that ever happened.


21 posted on 08/06/2011 3:00:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’re such a drama queen. Get a job.


22 posted on 08/06/2011 3:08:32 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

As a disabled veteran, I’m in similar straits as the owner of this site. Would you tell him to “get a job” as well?


23 posted on 08/06/2011 3:13:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: LS
Course, Palin is "just waiting for the right time," as everyone keeps saying. I heard this was the 4th of July. I heard it was the 1st of August. Now it's Labor Day. Pretty soon it will be Valentine's Day, or whatever.

Pretty soon it will be Valantine's Day? Really? You know that how?

You're as bad as the people who said that she would enter the race on July 4th or August 1st.

You're post is hypocritical.

24 posted on 08/06/2011 3:14:55 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No excuses.

http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/page/howard-110804/oscar-pistorius-meets-olympic-qualifying-standard-400-meter-time-renews-controversy-prosthetic-legs


25 posted on 08/06/2011 3:20:36 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

Please don’t ping me anymore, you are a waste of my precious time here on Earth. Thanks!


26 posted on 08/06/2011 4:18:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: jla
Sarah Palin's Traveling Freak Show continues on.

I didn't realize that Trademark had resumed her bus tour. :)

27 posted on 08/06/2011 4:46:00 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Huck

“in which case your initial comment regarding this article is nonsense.”

No, your comment is nonsense. You’re like a “progressive” academic who argues himself in circles, caught like a rat in a maze of peripheral micro-logic, and is never able to see the most important aspects.

Progressive academics, better known as intellectual fools.

The important point of this circumstance is that a leftist polling entity is forced to acknowledge Palin’s influence, in spite of the fact that the premise held by leftists is that Palin has no influence.


28 posted on 08/06/2011 7:37:34 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: reasonisfaith
is that a leftist polling entity is forced to acknowledge Palin’s influence

As a third place spoiler. She's Huckabee.

29 posted on 08/06/2011 9:17:26 PM PDT by Huck
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

www.monster.com


30 posted on 08/06/2011 9:18:02 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck; Admin Moderator
I thought I asked you not to ping me. I was a career counselor and recruiter most of my adult life. I don't need your help in finding a job. I know how to do that. What I don't know how to do is get an employer to hire a 51 year old man with heart disease, hypertension, severe diabetes, edema, PAD, apnea, bone spurs, etc., when there are tens of millions of able-bodied individuals desperate for any job.
Or are you just some kind of super-troll?
31 posted on 08/06/2011 9:30:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OK fine. I'll leave you be. One last question--since when does conservatism mean whining and making excuses?


32 posted on 08/06/2011 9:34:57 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

Would you care to revisit this matter about a week or two after Palin formally declares her candidacy?

Remember, when Palin is officially in the race, scrutiny of her record will go way up and voters by the millions will come to realize something very important. That her executive ability to manage debt as Governor compared with that of Romney, Pawlenty, Huntsman and Perry makes Palin look like a genius while they all look like idiots.

So—can you demonstrate how Huckabee’s record was anything close to Palin’s?


33 posted on 08/06/2011 9:35:12 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: reasonisfaith

If Palin gets in the race, and if Perry also gets in, and if the two of them plus Bachmann all make it to the VA primary (I don’t know when it is), then we can revisit this poll, as if we’ll remember by then. If this poll is correct, that would help Perry defeat Bachmann. That’s fine with me, actually.


34 posted on 08/06/2011 9:37:27 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

“since when does conservatism mean whining and making excuses?”

It doesn’t. Your problem is you don’t know the meaning of the terms you use.

“Making excuses” means shirking responsibility and accountability. (In other words, it’s what liberals do.)

Are you starting to understand now how your post # 32 is very stupid? I don’t want to have to connect the dots for you.


35 posted on 08/06/2011 9:43:06 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: Huck

But Bachmann has nothing to run on, when you hold her record up to Palin’s and take a good look at both of them.


36 posted on 08/06/2011 9:45:02 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: reasonisfaith

You’re incorrect. But it’s not worth discussing, and techincally I’d have to ping you know who to comment on it, I said I’d piss off instead. So let me do that.


37 posted on 08/06/2011 9:47:40 PM PDT by Huck
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To: Huck

Just make sure you go learn, on an intelligent level, the meaning of “whining and making excuses.”


38 posted on 08/06/2011 9:50:35 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is also getting increasingly annoying that while they clearly treat Palin as an unannounced candidate, they keep treating Rick Perry as if he has already announced.

What if neither Palin NOR Perry are in the race? Since that is the case right now, wouldn’t it be nice if they could at least bother to check for THAT outcome?


39 posted on 08/06/2011 9:51:08 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Huck

And most important, go learn Palin’s record. She’s really good with fixing debt problems.


40 posted on 08/06/2011 9:52:27 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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