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Sarah Palin still untried
The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 11/30/2011 8:05:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Hot Air comments yesterday that "the polls in every one of the early states have been pretty much of a roller coaster ride since summer. There’s probably time for at least one more rise and fall before the state’s [South Carolina's] residents actually go to the polls.”

The Republican campaign degenerates now to a state like that in the mid-'70s when political contrast was phrased “hippies v. hard hats.” The hard hats, rednecks today, were characteristically pictured sitting by a construction site on lunch break with American flag decals on their safety helmets and on their metal lunch pails poignant political slogans like “I’m not FONDA commies.” Yelling to passing hippies or just anyone, “Get a job! Take a bath!” (And to hippie girls or just any woman, “I like it in the morning!”)

Today, Lou Dobbs lines up the fat white men nightly on Fox Business, the hard hats apparently all radio commentators now, with their hearty guffaws to declare the Occupy people “smelly,” “need a bath,” “germy.” It is not just stupid and provincial, it is second-generation stupid. Any reference to the '60s brings uproarious laughter. Time came to an abrupt halt for this group around 1962, when the first Volkswagen Bugs entered the American mainstream.

Those were the days when Merle Haggard would sing his anthem, “We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee ... " Sadly, now The Hag likes to brag that he rolled a jumbo with Hillary.

But those happy days are here again for Republicans. They have finally found their perfect provincial hard-hat candidate: Newt Gingrich.

Sarah Palin actually has good skill in political name-calling; those who misspeak publicly like Palin and Perry are creative right-brain thinkers. She, from the heartland, absorbed the '60s, the '70s, the '80s and the '90s. Her comments like the “nerd prom” are skillful, not geared at the working people or the “hippies” but the Washington reporters who have been absorbed by the political establishment and become its agents and hacks.

Sarah Palin, still a paid commentator I believe for Fox, should go direct on Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show — he the honest, courageous dean of free comment today — and say this: “I am thinking of entering the Republican primary campaign.”

See what happens.

Because right now the hard-hat Republican base has commandeered the party. It retreats to a degenerative state and doesn’t have a chance against President Obama. The varying support and lack of coalition around a candidate is nature’s way of saying something’s wrong. (Gingrich, Dobbs and the hard-hat right will recognize the phrase from that degenerate hippie group from the '60s, Spirit.)

Forget Iowa and New Hampshire. Focus on South Carolina. Rick Perry, the only outside-the-Beltway candidate besides Ron Paul, is at 4 percent in South Carolina. Newt Gingrich has a commanding lead according to the Augusta Chronicle, at 38 percent, followed by Romney at 15.

If Gingrich wins South Carolina he will win the nomination and lose to Obama. The Republicans will feel good about themselves because they like to lose and really want Jeb Bush with some cover agent — Chris Christie, the first choice — in 2016. They can wait. They like to wait.

But if Sarah Palin can win South Carolina she will win the nomination and save the party from itself and beat Obama.


TOPICS: Alaska; Campaign News; Parties; Polls; State and Local; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; gingrich; gopprimaries; news; obama; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/30/2011 8:05:44 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Whigs are going to F*** this up and are going to collapse in on their own self doubt and impotence, and Sarah and the Tea Party will be right there to pick up the Pieces left by the Spineless Get-Along-Gang.
2 posted on 11/30/2011 8:09:46 AM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney! The GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) was a love-fest when compared to the Palin Derangement Syndrome (PDS).

She still scares the living crap out of the Liberal GOP Establishment Elites, the State Run Media, the dnc and the Ubama-bots.

If she were to decide to run today, I would support her like I have never supported anybody, previously!


3 posted on 11/30/2011 8:11:15 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess I’ve missed something.

She said she didn’t WANT to run, right?

I’m a Sarah Palin supporter, but if the woman has made up her mind, what can be done now?


4 posted on 11/30/2011 8:11:30 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

Candidates have been drafted and/or chosen at brokered conventions before. It wouldn’t be a first by a long-shot.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 8:13:39 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah is one, wonderful, smart cookie in hanging back from straight laced crony, and crooked, Republicans ... the kind she defeated -(some were jailed) in Alaska.

I've been to one of Sarah's VP events, read both her books, and hope for Sarah's success in both life and politics.

6 posted on 11/30/2011 8:16:54 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is going to be a brokered convention, and Sarah is going to rise like a Phoenix.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 8:17:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Are we going to let Obama get rid of Herman Cain the same way he got rid of Jack Ryan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Candidates have been drafted and/or chosen at brokered conventions before.”

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Even if they were previously, clearly among the front runners, and OVERTLY declined to initiate a candidacy?

Additionally, my impression was that Sarah abstained for personal/family reasons, not because of disdain (however correct), with the Republican establishment.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 8:19:29 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: EyeGuy

maybe if they convinced her it was for a new reality show called “Who Wants to be President?” she’ll run?


9 posted on 11/30/2011 8:24:38 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: EyeGuy

Almost totally unknown “dark horses” have been nominated and in some cases gone on to win. Mostly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 8:25:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t quite ‘get’ some of these analogies here. But then again, there’s a lot I don’t seem to ‘get.’ Especially, at a time of such massive grassroots disdain at the corruption of the whole ruling class, the GOP is serving up the choice of some plastic-faced zillionaire Wall Street flip-flopper (Romney) and the ultimate beltway-insider lobbyist scuzzball with a seedy past (Gingrich). It’s like a visceral kicking of sand in the face of mid-America and the whole Tea Party movement.


11 posted on 11/30/2011 8:30:29 AM PST by greene66
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To: greene66

Why not just trot out Anthony Weiner or Blago? LOL


12 posted on 11/30/2011 8:36:47 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: EyeGuy

“Even if they were previously, clearly among the front runners, and OVERTLY declined to initiate a candidacy?”

Yes.

““If nominated, I will not accept; if drafted, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.” William Tecumseh Sherman”

Ok.. Not really a good example. But I like it... :0)


13 posted on 11/30/2011 8:36:56 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

““I am thinking of entering the Republican primary campaign.” “

Would probably never happen,and even if she didn’t mean it, but I would love to see her say it just to watch the lefts, and rinos, heads explode.

The circus would be endless.


14 posted on 11/30/2011 8:39:50 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: EyeGuy

The interesting thing is that she phrased her statement on October 5th with the words “...not at this time...”

I DO believe that was intentional and took it as referring to 2016 but hoped and prayed that it could also refer to what she described as ‘this will be an unconventional election cycle’ and ‘there will be coming and going’

From my lips to God’s Ear - literally and profoundly!!!


15 posted on 11/30/2011 8:43:51 AM PST by time4good
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
those who misspeak publicly like Palin and Perry are creative right-brain thinkers.

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16 posted on 11/30/2011 8:50:06 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I like your vision but doubt the reality of it. We may have a brokered convention but the elites aren’t likely to choose Sarah. My, oh, my, that would really be something! Talk about the excitement factor rising. LOL. I would so love to see her debate Obama & tear him to shreds!


17 posted on 11/30/2011 9:09:12 AM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: time4good

“From my lips to God’s Ear - literally and profoundly!!!”

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Indeed.

But I too am thinking she was leaving the door open for 2016, not 2012.


18 posted on 11/30/2011 9:13:39 AM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: PoplarBluffian
We may have a brokered convention but the elites aren’t likely to choose Sarah.

A brokered convention would mean that the elites have lost control of the situation.

19 posted on 11/30/2011 9:14:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments?

This sounds like an Alex Baldwin tweet.

20 posted on 11/30/2011 9:18:29 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“A brokered convention would mean the elites have lost control of the situation.”

Hadn’t thought of it that way. I surely would like the conservatives to wrest the power from them! I told my hubby the other day that Romney might ultimately get the nomination but I loved that we haven’t made it easy thus far.........


21 posted on 11/30/2011 9:28:18 AM PST by PoplarBluffian
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To: EyeGuy
the woman ... wow...I really really hate when someone says that. It is so degrading for us women to be called "the woman". Yikes...

Anyway, Perry was not supposed to run either, Georges Washington kept on saying no...why suddenly Sarah could not change her mind when she realizes that field is totally hopeless? And STOP calling us "the woman"...sheeshhh
22 posted on 11/30/2011 12:20:16 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: EyeGuy
the woman ... wow...I really really hate when someone says that. It is so degrading for us women to be called "the woman". Yikes...

Anyway, Perry was not supposed to run either, Georges Washington kept on saying no...why suddenly Sarah could not change her mind when she realizes that field is totally hopeless? And STOP calling us "the woman"...sheeshhh
23 posted on 11/30/2011 12:20:44 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: American Dream 246

Are you freaking serious?

I don’t know the context in which you have seen that phrase deployed before, but it was clearly intended respectfully:

The man has made up his mind.

The woman has made up her mind.

What is the damn difference?

Sheesh.


24 posted on 11/30/2011 12:38:20 PM PST by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With apologies to G. K. Chesterton, the gov hasn’t been tried and failed, she’s been thought too hard and left untried. And, unfortunately, you’re seeing the results of that now.


25 posted on 11/30/2011 12:50:17 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; PoplarBluffian
We may have a brokered convention but the elites aren’t likely to choose Sarah.

What if 10 million Tea Party people showed up?

26 posted on 11/30/2011 5:37:25 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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