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Sarah Palin, could she be ...
Nolan Chart ^ | February 15, 2012 | Mark Vogel

Posted on 02/15/2012 6:39:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

If Sarah is flirting, I was seduced a long time ago! For everyone who doesn't want Romney, this is huge!

It's only in the modern era that Presidential nominations have been locked up before most American voters even tuned in. So this year, for the nation, the Republican Primary is kind of a return to older times, when all Americans counted, not just the few power brokers. The race has been a very rich blue blood from New England ( where he would not carry one state in the general election ) and a group of three, Newt, Rick and Ron scrambling for the 60 plus percent of Republicans who won't be bought!

And now, a new card is thrown into the game, Sarah Palin coming off the bench to be the choice at a divided GOP Convention! And with just a hint, she will stir the pot and drive the media nuts! Hurrah for Sarah.

In one of my most recent columns I told you about a conversation I had with a friend who had attended CPAC. He told me that Sarah had been the closing speaker, and the best. And he said, she had indicated she was not out of the game, and he even predicted she would be the horse to mount for the General election race.

Wow.

That's the only verb that describes this possiblity. Did the Governor from Alaska out fox the pundits, the consultants, and the power elite in the GOP to dance right around all the murderous press that she would have had to endure?

Looks like this lady is not someone to play with.

I have been a Palin supporter from the beginning. For me, she was the choice by lengths. None of the rest of the candidates have her charisma, her grit, her unique character. For America, in this time of crisis and cross roads, there is only one person who can truly change the course of the ship of state! And that's Sarah.

So is this for real?

We can't know. She did not hint towards jumping in now. She hinted that she could be the one to pick in a brokered convention.

But this does provide a ray of hope. It provides one more reason NOT to vote for Romney. But it also provides a reason to go to the polls and vote for anybody other than Romney. It does provide a real reason to be involved. For the grass roots, make your choice from Newt, Rick or Ron but do it and be there on Primary Day. Don't let Romney buy you, or win because of apathy.

America does not have one flat tire. We have four flat tires, a blown engine, no battery, and a leaky gas tank where fuel is running ...and may ignite if it hits something electric or hot.

We need someone with a renewed vision of the old America. Yes, the old America. The one that put a man on the moon. The one that on Decemeber 25, 1991 won the half century Cold War liberating 500 million souls in 13 nations! We need the old America that when I was born was unquestionably the wealthiest, most powerful, most successful nation in the entire world. And we need someone who knows why all that happened.

Sarah proved in Alaska she could be an executive. She went against corruption in her own party...and beat the oil companies at the same time! In her third year as governor her approval ratings in Alaska were over eighty percent!!!! 80 percent!

So... we wait. But now, on the horizon, we see a light. So GOP grass roots, get to the polls, and pick anyone but Mitt!!!


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: cultofpalin; gingrich; palin; romney; santorum; sarah; sarahpalin; shesnotrunning; zot
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1 posted on 02/15/2012 6:39:46 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*Facepalm*


2 posted on 02/15/2012 6:42:23 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

*Facepalm*


3 posted on 02/15/2012 6:42:38 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She is the only Republican for whom I would vote enthusiastically. I’m willing to vote for either Santorum or Gingrich, but I see both as flawed and unlikely to beat Obama. Sarah could do it.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 6:42:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One can only hope!


5 posted on 02/15/2012 6:43:10 PM PST by MissH
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah could run in 2016, UNLESS the Pubbie that beats Obama does a good job. If that Pubbie is a RINO, and Obama is safely out of the way, then she should challenge the RINO as she did in Alaska.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 6:45:51 PM PST by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: FReepers
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”


Annoy liberals and the GOP-E,
Vote for Newt & Support Free Republic!


7 posted on 02/15/2012 6:45:55 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now that would be...well-played!


8 posted on 02/15/2012 6:46:48 PM PST by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First, I seriously doubt she would take nomination. Second, if by some very huge fluke she was nominated over her objection, I more seriously doubt that she could beat Obama.

I love her zeal, and would celebrate her as president - but, we Palin lovers are but a tiny piece of this nations citizenship.

9 posted on 02/15/2012 6:48:59 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, not likely.

You just cannot decide at a moment’s notice decide to run for president, especially after publicly denying she would. If she decided tomorrow to do it, she would not find enough support to accomplish this.

She is either better off to stay at Fox news and give the occasional statement of conservatives ideals or run for the House or Senate.

That has always been my position about her.


10 posted on 02/15/2012 6:49:17 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: b9; bboop; Berlin_Freeper; Bikkuri; Brent Calvert 03969-030; BuckeyeTexan; bushpilot1; ...
So is this for real?

We can't know. She did not hint towards jumping in now. She hinted that she could be the one to pick in a brokered convention.


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"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

11 posted on 02/15/2012 6:49:28 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I swear I think I saw her on almost every Fox show today. I haven’t been watching tonight. But saw her on Fox & Friends this a.m., then the 8:00-10:00 show name??, then again on Five @ Five. I missed a couple of others but she has been making the rounds. Really enjoyed her segment early this a.m. and it was about 7 or 8 minutes long and lots of detail on policy.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 6:51:04 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is America’s true Constitutional conservative.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 6:53:28 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I see images of cats with long tails in rooms full of rockers.


14 posted on 02/15/2012 6:56:59 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Amazing she had no time for CPAC the last four years that they’ve asked her and now she does....she’s trying to play kingmaker.

There was a movie out a few years ago with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves called the the Devil’s Advocate where Al Pacino who plays the devil says at the end “Vanity my favorite sin of all.” That’s Sarah she can’t live without the spotlight.


15 posted on 02/15/2012 6:57:54 PM PST by Leclair10
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To: onyx
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7UVHc7YnS3c/SW9dD5zWZBI/AAAAAAAAAL0/zCf77TvGsc4/s320/coulterpalin.jpg

That's our Sarah!

16 posted on 02/15/2012 6:58:05 PM 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

I love Sarah, but she she said she would not run and I don’t see where she could explain her way out. Maybe she will run with newt or santorum. I pray she does not run with romney. I would hate not voting for her, because I won’t vote for romney.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 6:59:07 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: onyx

Hmmm.....


18 posted on 02/15/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by b9 (Newt is substance. The others are talking points)
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To: Linda Frances
I love Sarah, but she she said she would not run and I don’t see where she could explain her way out.

Go back and look at the exact words she used. I suspect you'll find that you're recalling what you believed her to have said, not what she actually said.

19 posted on 02/15/2012 7:02:11 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: ClearCase_guy
“She is the only Republican for whom I would vote enthusiastically. I’m willing to vote for either Santorum or Gingrich, but I see both as flawed and unlikely to beat Obama. Sarah could do it.”

100% correct, the way I see it.

I've been a Palinite almost from the beginning. While I accept and respect her previous decision to (temporarily?) bow out, a reversal would be huge, to say the least.

20 posted on 02/15/2012 7:03:23 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Leclair10

Actually during her 20 year in politics, Governor Palin earned her reputation as being a strong leader, a reformer, someone who can take on the establishment and beat them.

Since Palin came on the national scene 3 1/2 years ago, she has helped conservatives make historical gains.

Palin is currently playing an important role in the effort to defeat Mitt Romney.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 7:06:44 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Leclair10

She avoided CPAC for many reasons, David Keane was one of the major ones.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 7:08:11 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx; Norm Lenhart; Vendome
And he said, she had indicated she was not out of the game, and he even predicted she would be the horse to mount for the General election race.

Wow.

That's the only verb that describes this possiblity.

Verb? Wait, what... mount?

Oh, and it's 'possibility' for those who can't afford Firefox to spell check.

Other than that, interesting concept. Sarah was clearly the most powerful and dynamic speaker at CPAC. Her grass roots support is strong, and she would fill her war chest in a weekend. I doubt she'll enter the race, but it's great fun to watch heads on both sides of the political spectrum explode over the prospect. You betcha!

23 posted on 02/15/2012 7:11:25 PM PST by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: glock rocks

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I could raise $2 million for her in 3-6 months or less, easily.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 7:13:38 PM 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: onyx
Tis a long shot, but stranger things have happened.

Our choices are not that inspiring, no one has lit the fuse against the worst, weakest, and most destructive president in our lifetime. Heck, we like Newt the best of the two conservatives, but because he has no presence in Michigan, we'll vote for Santorum just to defeat Mitt.

If that were to help bring it to the convention, and she actually jumped in front of the others there, I think most (if not all) of us here would gladly jump on board.

Doubtful at best.......

25 posted on 02/15/2012 7:15:25 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: ansel12

Why did she show up at CPAC this year and not the last three despite being asked repeatedly? She thought she was to big for CPAC till the last year she saw her star fading she can’t live without that once you get that taste of power you do anything to keep it.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 7:17:41 PM PST by Leclair10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang man, this lady’s playing with me. We had a name for girls like that in high school. Problem is, I keep falling for her. She’s still got me hooked and knows it. Why doesn’t she just play nice, quit teasing me (us), and jump in?


27 posted on 02/15/2012 7:18:04 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: Leclair10
Oh please, stop the whining; as if she hasn't been out there in front of everyone championing the conservative cause better than anyone for all these years.

Just STFU, you sound like a total moron.

28 posted on 02/15/2012 7:20:51 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t believe in fairy tales, but what are the chances there are wealthy pro-America conservatives and independents out there who are thinking the same thing?

I mean - sadly, we all know most of us are supporting one of the two conservative candidates simple because he’s “not Romney” and less odious by our standards than the other...


29 posted on 02/15/2012 7:21:22 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Leclair10
she’s trying to play kingmaker.

_______________________________________

Nope...trying to stay relevent.

30 posted on 02/15/2012 7:21:46 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: wtc911
"Nope...trying to stay relevent..."

IT'S WORKING!!

31 posted on 02/15/2012 7:24:08 PM 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’d take leave to help. My loss in wages would more than be compensated by the reduction of my children’s debt being piled up by the clowns currently driving the bus. The alternative: our economy goes full tilt Argentina, or the republic goes full tilt marxist, or worse yet, the world is thrown into global war and tyranny. There are weathermen in the white house. There are communists in the congress. The beast is inside the gates.

Failure is not an option, folks.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 7:25:24 PM PST by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: Leclair10

She didn’t say it, but the last several CPAC conventiontions were dominated by GOProud. There has been a change of command, but the previous convention organizers gave GOProud pride of place. They dominated everything.

If finally came to a head last time, and those responsible were forced to resign. I haven’t heard a word about the homsexual activists this time.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 7:25:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Leclair10

Did you know that Jim Robinson and freerepublic also boycotted CPAC during that CPAC homosexual period?


34 posted on 02/15/2012 7:28:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: onyx

If there is any reality to this, the convention will be a blood-fest worse than ‘64 ‘76 or ‘80.
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35 posted on 02/15/2012 7:29:44 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It seems unlikely that a deadlocked nominating convention would pick an outsider.

But, of course, Palin is not an outsider. She is the best possible candidate out there. The establishment would never nominate her—but the establishment didn’t want to nominate Reagan, either.

If, as I expect, Romney implodes, and Newt and Rick can’t get a majority, then they might well turn to an outside candidate.

Jeb Bush has been mentioned. But can they pull that off? Impose a third Bush on the party, out of the blue?

It’s still an outside chance, but I think there is also a chance that Palin might get it, because everything else has blown up in their faces.

I suppose it depends on who the delegates are, and whether they are willing to do the right thing. Ron Paul has been working on that angle, trying to get Paulbots into the Convention, but I seriously doubt he can pull it off.

Let’s hope & pray that this somehow works out.


36 posted on 02/15/2012 7:32:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Leclair10

You don’t even know what a kingmaker is.

There is no way Sarah Palin could perform that function.


37 posted on 02/15/2012 7:32:52 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: thoolou

You could do a double facepalm and it wouldn’t cover up how foolish you look now.


38 posted on 02/15/2012 7:34:24 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Poincare

America will be beyond salvage by 2016.


39 posted on 02/15/2012 7:35:49 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Ron C.

Sarah is the only Republican that can beat Obama.


40 posted on 02/15/2012 7:37:17 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Jonty30

I can’t remember any time that your position on anything has been relevent.


41 posted on 02/15/2012 7:38:46 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Cicero

Jeb Bush would be a suicide pill. The name is tainted. I’m not saying he might not win in a brokered convention, but he’d be no better than Romney as far as our future is concerned, and likely worse. We don’t need no stinkin dynasty trade-off. We need to get this train back on the tracks before we reach the canyon.


42 posted on 02/15/2012 7:39:54 PM PST by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: editor-surveyor

... and that might be optimistic.


43 posted on 02/15/2012 7:42:07 PM PST by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’d have to do it in 3-6 weeks for it to matter now.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 7:43:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Leclair10

>> “Why did she show up at CPAC this year and not the last three despite being asked repeatedly?” <<

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Because CPAC has been a RINO queer-fest for a long time.


45 posted on 02/15/2012 7:45:01 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

If I’m wrong, I’m wrong and will admit it, bur if you ask Ansel12, she’ll have to witness I predicted 6 months before she confirmed her non-participation in running for the Republican nomination, when she was doing her bus tour and all the Palinites were all a twitter, that she wasn’t going to run.

Now, as far as relevancy goes and with all due respect, I don’t recall your name ever posting on the boards before.


46 posted on 02/15/2012 7:45:56 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: wtc911

>> “Nope...trying to stay relevent.” <<

In my opinion, she did all she could to become irrelevent last fall, and it didn’t work.


47 posted on 02/15/2012 7:47:48 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Let me see try to get your followers to vote for a certain candidate so you can influence the outcome of an election and if said election results curry in your favor people start seeking you to get their endorsement...sounds like Sarah


48 posted on 02/15/2012 7:48:35 PM PST by Leclair10
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To: glock rocks
Jeb Bush would be a suicide pill.

I'm hoping that enough delegates would understand that to prevent it from happening. Not that the GOP has refrained from suicidal behavior often enough in the past.

49 posted on 02/15/2012 7:48:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was thinking that Mama grizzly had gone into hibernation, but she has been out in public a lot lately. She would defintiely shake things up.


50 posted on 02/15/2012 7:50:42 PM PST by elvis-lives
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