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Palin goes back to the minors
The Politico ^ | May 29, 2012 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman

Posted on 05/30/2012 10:52:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Maggie and Emily write this morning on the new role Sarah Palin has carved out for herself in 2012 politics, picking the races she gets involved in more carefully and seeking out opportunities where she can have (or appear to have) disproportionate impact:

"This year, Palin has become almost irrelevant in the context of the presidential race she once had a chance to dominate, and is seen more than ever as a sideshow by the Republican establishment. But after seeing her celebrity peak last year, Palin has settled into a role as something of a strong Triple-A political ballplayer, picking well on down-ballot races and earning credit as she goes.

If she jumps into the right streams, the ex-veep nominee’s backers will cite her endorsements as fresh evidence of her clout — even if she’s being carried by the tide. Yet her durability among the grassroots of the party, even with the tea-party movement diffusing in 2012, is clear.

“There is a vacuum on the right now, and at some point that’s an opportunity for someone, and it won’t be resolved in this summer or this fall,” said Republican strategist Alex Castellanos. “Sarah Palin has as much a claim to that as anyone right now…

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


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: alexanderburns; congress; enemedia; gope; maggiehaberman; palin; palinendorsements; pds; politico; pollutico; romneyspew; sarahpalin; senate; waronsarah

1 posted on 05/30/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These idiots don’t understand the situation.
This election is all about down ballot battles.
The presidency is lost regardless of the outcome.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 10:57:38 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politico...leftist crap who cares????


3 posted on 05/30/2012 10:59:37 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The minors hold the future.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 11:03:17 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman

"Palin goes back to the minors"

And you remain in the nose bleeds.


5 posted on 05/30/2012 11:05:51 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: I see my hands

Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman are major league, you betcha! LOL

Alex Haber Who?


6 posted on 05/30/2012 11:14:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell that to Dick Lugar....

He was on the road to win until Sarah endorsed Mourdock.


7 posted on 05/30/2012 11:16:19 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tcrlaf

And Tell Sylvester Reyes


8 posted on 05/30/2012 11:19:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tcrlaf

Tell Artur Davis


9 posted on 05/30/2012 11:20:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long have the Leftists been saying she is an irrelevant has-been?


10 posted on 05/30/2012 11:30:05 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

How long have the Leftists been saying she is an irrelevant has-been?...................................... As long as she has been in their heads. Looks like she’ll still be around.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 11:42:11 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ll have to do the search, but I can’t remember a single instance when The Politico wrote an objective word about Sarah Palin. If she is so irrelevant, why do they have to write piece after piece trying to convince us of that?


12 posted on 05/30/2012 11:42:45 PM PDT by Wingy (Don't blame me. I voted for the chick. I hope to do so again.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She put her family first.

If God wants her to run in the future, it will happen.


13 posted on 05/30/2012 11:46:02 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I think it looks more like the GOP establishment in its wisdom called the sideshow freaks up to the Show and sent Palin to the minors. But that’s just me.


14 posted on 05/31/2012 12:41:05 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

two assholes who know less than nothing


15 posted on 05/31/2012 1:26:38 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Palin COULD win.
Romney can not, and will not.

Why?

Milt RomneyCARE is a backstabber with not a single conservative bone in his body.


"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?"



16 posted on 05/31/2012 2:21:41 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Governor Palin is a ‘Significant Player’ Says … MSNBC and Politico
17 posted on 05/31/2012 2:33:01 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Diogenesis
Beating a dead horse now ain't we?

The primaries are over and Mitt is it—another sorryass RINO but there you go—it's down to him or the Marxist.

You can stop campaigning for Obama now;)

18 posted on 05/31/2012 2:55:30 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("If an Evil be politically correct--none dare call it Evil.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the GOP-E has never heard of “seed corn.”


19 posted on 05/31/2012 3:48:48 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mylife
These idiots don’t understand the situation. This election is all about down ballot battles. The presidency is lost regardless of the outcome.

Not only do they not understand that , they do not understand the difference between being a scout for a major league team and being a player on a minor league farm club...jeesh

20 posted on 05/31/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT by BRL
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To: Bringbackthedraft

She lives rent free! Can’t wait till she hands the keys back and moves to the biggest house in the land. Hope I live to see the day!


21 posted on 05/31/2012 3:55:47 AM PDT by marygam (#Hurry November 2012, we might not make it#)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politico: the irrelevant speaking inanities, infinitely.


22 posted on 05/31/2012 3:58:59 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Politico: the irrelevant speaking inanities, infinitely.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 3:59:44 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Timber Rattler
I guess the GOP-E has never heard of “seed corn.”

Our main hope is to have an increasing number of TEA Party members elected to Congress and State offices. Pushing the GOP-e out of power is a task which will require at least a decade of diligent and unceasing effort. We must focus on replacing RINOs with conservatives whenever we can.

24 posted on 05/31/2012 3:59:44 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman speak...

< crickets >


25 posted on 05/31/2012 4:03:48 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Left has been worshiping politics in the USA since the 1920’s.....or earlier. They have controlled the local political discussion, leading to control of state legislatures-they control the two largest and most profitable states (historically)-California and New York.
They ran The House of Representatives. from 1930-1994 when Gingrich unhorsed them in the House.

This country doesn’t BEGIN to turn around until the Tea Party owns the House for at least 10 years. To own the House means you need to own the states.

This is where our girl is going. The mess didn’t happen in one election cycle. It took 2-3 generations. If We the People want to solve it peaceably, it will take at least 1-2 generations to do so.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 4:09:20 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: mo

EXACTLY! And she is doing a fine job I might add....


27 posted on 05/31/2012 4:42:06 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman? I never heard of them.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 4:48:00 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin has settled into a role as something of a strong Triple-A political ballplayer, picking well on down-ballot races and earning credit as she goes.

Isn't that exactly what she said she was going to do? The idiot authors of this hitpiece are so saddened by her success that its easy to recognize their passive-aggressiveness.

29 posted on 05/31/2012 7:52:26 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: BRL

Good call.


30 posted on 05/31/2012 3:46:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

Slowly, begrudgingly, some of the MSM are starting to wise up to Palin. Yes, she’s a player and unlike Trump, she ain’t no Madonna publicity hound. You could tell from some that there’s a begrudging “respect” for her shewed tactics.

This, ladies and gentleman, is how Palin, if she wants to become POTUS, will HAVE to trek. It took Reagan 12 years (1968-1980) to convert his popularity into political gravitas...so will Palin.

Since she won’t have GOPe support (and the benefits that come with it) she will need:

01. Political IOUs and a respectable win-loss record (more “Thank you Sarah” moments)
02. Positive name recognition beyond the base
03. An enhanced “Palin Brand”
04. More international exposure
05. Face time at all levels
06. More gravitas within the GOP rank-and-file at all spectrum levels (moderate to conservative)
07. Inroads within the GOP nuts-n-bolts at the state/county level (VERY IMPORTANT)
08. Electronic body guards on social media sites
09. Those willing to interject the “Palin dogmas” at all levels of political discourse and functions
10. Those willing to become a PAIN IN THE ASS to the establishment
11. Inroads with the bundlers and super pacs.
12. A power base within the new media
13. A hard core support base that will organize, fund raise, blog and recruit.
14. To hit the “rubber chicken” circuit
15. An ensemble of high-level Palinistas in all sectors of society (media, entertainment, finance, academia, etc.,)
16. Time to let this all sink in and interface with the American lexicon and culture.

In a word, an “infrastructure” independent of the GOPe.

Could Palin run in 2012? YES. Would it had been gratifying? YES, Would it had ended well? NO (IMO) because the timing was not right and the chess pieces weren’t set up properly. Much like a good general, Sarah saw the lay of the land and it was bad terrain. That’s smart because it tells me that she won’t half-ass this and charge blindly into the buzz saws.

One more thing. Palin just can’t go “ta-dah” and win it by simply entering the room. She will have to win it by basic “blocking and tackling” fundamentals. Like the Roman legions of old, it will be a sweaty, bloody, in-your-face slug fest. She will need a heart of steel and a soul of iron....so will her supporters. But I think Palin knows this.

Last year, when she said “no” to 2012, I was pissed at her and had a fit. But the more I see this play out, the more I see her as the calm one and me as the fanatic barbarian. She played chess while I (and others) played checkers.

The arctic fox is loose!!! START THE BUS!!!!


31 posted on 05/31/2012 5:27:58 PM PDT by ak267
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