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With Christie out, all eyes turn to Wasilla
The Examiner ^ | October 4, 2011 | Lori Calabrese

Posted on 10/04/2011 2:51:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The big news in the political world is that Chris Christie will not enter the GOP race, so what's next? Many are mumbling underneath their breath that Republicans will be forced to choose between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, the current front-runners who have been labeled as having less than polarizing personalities. Perry seems to be losing momentum each day, the spotlight continues to shine on underdog Herman Cain, and according to a new Washington Post-ABC poll, the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza is in joint second place with Perry, each supported by 16% of Republicans; and Mitt Romney is back in front with 25%.

Let's face it, that was one of the major positives of Chris Christie and perhaps why many in the media created a frenzy over a possible run. People liked Christie's frankness, openness, sense of humor and tell-it-like-it is attitude. You don't hear many politicians tell their state that they're stuck with them! But with Christie out, the GOP race needs another shake-up. It's obvious the media is looking for somebody to shake up the race and make things a bit more exciting. After all, consider the Republican debates. Nearly all of the candidates seem to be playing it safe with answers that they think everyone wants to hear. Answers that won't lose them votes or alienate them from the pack.

What the GOP needs is a candidate who will attack Obama head-on, take on crony capitalism, speak their mind, and oh yeah, Go Rogue. So who is left that has the name recognition and star power to jump in late and still make a go of the 2012 GOP primary? No doubt with Christie's announcement, there is still an opening to capture the hearts of Americans....

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


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: palin; perry; romney; sarahpalin

1 posted on 10/04/2011 2:51:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Clay+Iron_Times; Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; ...

(((((PING)))))


2 posted on 10/04/2011 2:53:39 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney I’ll be betting on Obama.

Sarah, we need you!


3 posted on 10/04/2011 2:54:02 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

the rinos will go wild if sarah announces.


4 posted on 10/04/2011 2:58:29 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wouldn’t advise anyone to click on the Examiner blog.

It’s filthy with diseases and malware and bad mojo.


5 posted on 10/04/2011 2:59:14 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So the media think if they ignore Herman Cain, he'll just go away?

Palin isn't even a candidate.

6 posted on 10/04/2011 3:01:27 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Deploy. Dominate. Disappear.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Run Sarah, Run!


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7 posted on 10/04/2011 3:01:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MeganC

I think Romney can beat Obama - not saying that’s what I most want, but just saying. Also, what about Cain? I wouldn’t be surprised if he could beat Obama.

But what lights my fire is Sarah.


8 posted on 10/04/2011 3:01:36 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: humblegunner

Thanks for the warning.


9 posted on 10/04/2011 3:01:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RELEASE THE TROLLS! PALIN THREAD HERE, RELEASE THE DEAD-HORSE-BEATING BRAIN-DEAD TROLLS!!

Here, Trolly... here, Trolly... come on, where're our funny little brain-damaged trolls? Palin thread to pee on...

8^D

10 posted on 10/04/2011 3:02:38 PM PDT by Gargantua (Take a whole bottle of sleeping pills and DON'T call me in the morning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin ~ all steak & all sizzle


11 posted on 10/04/2011 3:04:02 PM PDT by b9 ("Enough is ENOUGH!" ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: b9

Foshizzle.......


12 posted on 10/04/2011 3:06:24 PM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>>>>>>People liked Christie's frankness, openness, sense of humor and tell-it-like-it is attitude.

So that means that people liked Christie's moderate liberalism too. /sarc

If we don't have a conservative candidate to count on. America will be left to Obama for 4 more years.

13 posted on 10/04/2011 3:07:38 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Front page of Drudge:


14 posted on 10/04/2011 3:13:02 PM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Gargantua

15 posted on 10/04/2011 3:15:14 PM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Come on Sarah. You no longer have to worry about Perry. You just have to beat Cain for the conservative vote and then Romney will be a pushover.

Go for it girl. The liberal press is still more afraid of Sarah Palin for President then any other possibility. They saw those crowds in 2008. They are afraid. Very afraid.


16 posted on 10/04/2011 3:26:10 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Aria

I share your thoughts!


17 posted on 10/04/2011 3:30:19 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder if people have forgotten how she lights up a convention?


18 posted on 10/04/2011 3:34:32 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Al B.
Iowa Passion leads to 1600!

Nothing More Important Than God and Faith
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/01/13/beck-interviews-palin-god-politics-future#ixzz1PxLHFbhW

19 posted on 10/04/2011 3:45:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: ken21
the rinos will go wild if sarah announces

You betcha!


20 posted on 10/04/2011 3:46:15 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Aria

Me, too. On all of that.


21 posted on 10/04/2011 3:53:53 PM PDT by MeganC (Are you better off than you were four years ago?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Virginia Ridgerunner; All


SARAH PALIN IN 2012 - RUN SARAH RUN!

I am hoping Sarah gets into the race...and soon. Of the current candidates, my vote right now is for Herman Cain. If Sarah gets in, its for her.

I would love to see a Palin/Cain ticket if that became possible through the primaries.

22 posted on 10/04/2011 4:12:55 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Gargantua

LOL.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 4:38:53 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Jeff Head

I could see a scenario, if Palin gets in, where she, Cain, and Romney finish in the top three going into the convention, and Palin and Cain cut a deal to combine their delegates.

I’m really not picky about which one would be on the top of the ticket in that scenario. My personal preference would be Palin/Cain, but I’d be OK with two terms of Cain/Palin followed by two terms of Palin/Ryan.

A guy can dream, yes?


24 posted on 10/04/2011 4:43:05 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: Aria

>> “But what lights my fire is Sarah.” <<

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Welcome back!


25 posted on 10/04/2011 5:19:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: InterceptPoint

>> “Come on Sarah. You no longer have to worry about Perry.” <<

Nobody was worried ‘bout Perry.

The real issue is the one that keeps Christie out: Who wants to preside over the steep decline of the Obama Depression?

2013 will be the country’s worst year to date; unemployment could be 40% to 50%.


26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:30:20 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: Jeff Head

DITTO to everything you said Jeff!
Right now I’m with Herman Cain... BUT IF Sarah RUNS, I will support her, and a Palin/Cain Ticket? OH YES!!!!!!


27 posted on 10/04/2011 6:28:53 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: editor-surveyor

You may be right, but 40-50%? I think the firing of all O’s Czars wont raise it that much, but it is likely that for the first time in decades, DC will really feel our pain.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 6:49:32 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to seperate Americans from thin tormentor)
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To: Jeff Head

She’ll make a fantastic Commander-in-Chief!


29 posted on 10/04/2011 6:56:43 PM PDT by MountainDad (Support your local Militia)
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To: filbert
2012-Cain/Palin, 2016 Palin/Cain; 2020 Palin/Haley, 2024-Haley/??, 2028, ditto; 2032 Track Palin.....

Ya gotta think long term....the Dems used to!

30 posted on 10/04/2011 7:00:25 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to seperate Americans from thin tormentor)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is a Wasilla City limits sign near Spenards hardware store on the north side of Wasilla, for some reason its a very popular photo spot for tourists.

I might just make me a sign that looks professionally made and attach it to that sign one early morning when nobody is looking.

“Home of Sarah Palin, President of the United States of America”


31 posted on 10/04/2011 7:08:34 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: editor-surveyor

Well, thanks but it isn’t that I ever left. But indications from Sarah herself seemed to say that she felt the title of POTUS was too restricting - and she has a point. It’s an extraordinarily rough job.

My belief is that Sarah would want to clean out the corrupt the way she did in Alaska - and this is why I love her. But I have to wonder if this is really possible in DC. I’ve begun to think that the corruption in DC is just indicative of our corruption as Americans. We focus on the wrong things - superficial v. what really matters. This is not the country I grew up in. People are cynical, almost willfully ignorant, selfish, self-centered, and shockingly shallow. Isn’t all this part of the communist stated goals - destroy the family and the faith in God? The result is that basically, the American soul is rotting.

I will fight for Sarah if she runs - if she does not then I hope that Cain will be our nominee as I don’t see another that I can enthusiastically support.


32 posted on 10/04/2011 7:13:14 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope she runs so we can be done with this tired nonsense.


33 posted on 10/04/2011 7:16:47 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: humblegunner
I wouldn’t advise anyone to click on the Examiner blog.

It’s filthy with diseases and malware and bad mojo.

That's good advice of course, but I have to say, if someone's computer can get a virus simply by visiting a web page, then they really need to reconfigure their computer.

There's no way that the mere act of visiting any web site should enable the involuntary installation of a virus on the target computer.

I'm an IT person, and in virtually all cases I've seen (barring some blatant OS vulnerability) some kind of deliberate consent must be given by the user in order for their computer to become infected.

If that's not the case, then security policies on the target computer are simply too permissive, and they should be promptly adjusted in order to prevent any possibility of automatically being infected by simply visiting a site.

34 posted on 10/04/2011 7:17:33 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is speaking at The Extraordinary Women Conference Saturday, October 8th. This would be a perfect opportunity to show the women there what an extraordinary woman does: she announces her candidacy as the first woman president of the United States.

It took Lady Thacher to pull Britain out of economic disaster. Sarah can save the United States from economic disaster too. It’s about time we elected a woman for President!


35 posted on 10/04/2011 7:28:14 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Though I like Sarah, my eyes remain on Herman Cain. He is the man with a plan. Mr. Cain is highly educated with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science a very bright man who is comfortable in his skin, is a gentleman, and has a fine sense of humor. In other woe4ds, Mr. Cain is a very well rounded human being. His qualifications far outdistance any other candidate or candidate wannabe.

The Establishment will not permit a woman to be nominated for President. The question is will they permit a capable Conservative to like Herman Cain to win? He is not, to my knowledge, a Globalist.


36 posted on 10/04/2011 7:31:23 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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To: Jeff Head
"I would love to see a Palin/Cain ticket if that became possible through the primaries."

I think Our Country needs both of them. They would make a perfect team to bring America back on her feet. Both are smart enough and have the same goal so I see no reason why they can't work together. They would be working for We The People and not for promoting egos.

Sarah RUN!

37 posted on 10/04/2011 8:57:06 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope she announces in Alaska....

The thrilla from Wasilla!


38 posted on 10/05/2011 9:07:02 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: sargon

Indeed.


39 posted on 10/05/2011 11:50:20 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: b9; All

Yeah boss...and the grill is a heatin up.

The time is approaching...Le Barracuda is coming


40 posted on 10/05/2011 2:53:31 PM PDT by el_texicano (UNLEASH Palin!!! - Sarah Palin 2012)
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