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Can Sarah Palin Win the Gold With Republican Endorsements?
ABC News ^ | August 7, 2012 | Amy Walter and Chris Good

Posted on 08/07/2012 2:42:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Analysis:

Thus far, the former VP candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed four Senate candidates in competitive Republican primaries. All four have won.

Tomorrow, she could extend that winning streak to five if Republican former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, for whom Palin stumped this weekend, wins a three-way GOP primary contest.

Like any good athlete, Palin has an impeccable sense of timing. And, she's keenly aware of the environment in which she's competing.

Despite the fact that the Tea Party failed to field a credible presidential candidate, the mood of the GOP primary electorate remains as anti-establishment as ever.

Palin is clearly aware of this. She has sided with the non-establishment candidate in each of the four contests. Even her endorsement of long-term incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch is not the outlier that it looks like at first glance. Having learned the lessons of 2010, Hatch's campaign worked hard to woo Tea Party types. He re-packaged himself as an uncompromising partisan fighter. He may not have been a Tea Party candidate back in 2008, but he sure acted like one in 2012.

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"The important thing is she's had a tremendous impact with no money. She doesn't lead with her chin. It's not about her writing checks, it's about her presence and her commitment," said Steve Bannon, a Palin friend and the Executive Chairman of the conservative website Breitbart News.

Bannon said it is no accident that Palin is endorsing more candidates in Senate races.

"She's focused on the senate. That's where she's putting her effort…Obviously they are winning, but I don't think it's just about winning, it's about sending a message. Even if the streak comes to an end she's backing anti establishment people," he said.

The Steelman endorsement, however, is her riskiest yet...

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; mo2012; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin; steelman; teaparty; teapartyrebellion

1 posted on 08/07/2012 2:42:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sandwiches?


2 posted on 08/07/2012 2:46:39 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It can be argued that Sarah Palin is the most influential woman in America. Just sayin...


3 posted on 08/07/2012 2:47:32 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 08/07/2012 2:47:49 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. The die is cast. Romney ‘12 or FOUR MORE YEARS.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 2:49:20 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bannon said it is no accident that Palin is endorsing more candidates in Senate races.

There were two big senate failures in 2010, Nevada and Maryland.

Not sure if Palin endorsed the losers.

6 posted on 08/07/2012 2:50:00 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: cicero2k

“There were two big senate failures in 2010, Nevada and Maryland.”

Yes there were. IMHO you can lay those at the feet of the GOPe.


7 posted on 08/07/2012 2:56:07 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: cicero2k

Palin did not endorse in the Nevada primary.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 3:05:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the question they meant to ask is whether she can keep the streak going.


9 posted on 08/07/2012 3:09:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Parley Baer

Oh yes. GOP-E sabotaged those from the git go. ROVE mainly who is the epitomy. Made Dubya go out of office with his tail between his legs. Laura can’t stand the turd blossom. I really doubt if Dubya can either.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 3:21:12 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: ansel12
She didn't work in the Nevada race, and her pick in Maryland was instantly assaulted by both the GOPe and the Left. Viciously, relentlessly assaulted with character smears and endless Pee-stream Misledia propaganda.

It would have taken Palin herself to prevail against that boiling cauldron of hatred. And, as luck would have it, there's only one Sarah Palin.

;-\

11 posted on 08/07/2012 3:22:52 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Barrio Bummer ~ America's First Gay President")
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To: TexasCajun; onyx

Never mind my “girl crush” on Sarah....she wears THE hottest shoes eva!!

Every time I see her shoes I think of the song “These Boots Are Made For Walking”.

“One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you”.

That’s my girl....keep a walkin!!! =)


12 posted on 08/07/2012 3:25:46 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: TexasCajun

I just you tubed Nancy Sinatra’s version....and listened to the lyrics.

Soooooooo Sarah!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbyAZQ45uww


13 posted on 08/07/2012 3:31:47 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: TexasCajun

Rrrrrrrrrroowwwrrrr....


14 posted on 08/07/2012 3:42:50 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: cicero2k

I’ve seen or heard more than one instance in the MSM (or should I say LSM), where they attributed the loss of Angle in NV as a Palin loss, but the fact is, she didn’t endorse Angle(or anyone else in NV). Not sure About MD, but don’t recall her endorsing there either.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: humblegunner

Senate candidate Sarah Steelman and former Governor Sarah Palin actually made sandwiches for every attendee at a recent rally in rural Missouri. Happy now? LOL

16 posted on 08/07/2012 4:27:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I don't think Steelman is going to win today. In fact, she could come in third in the three-way race. All three could end up in the 25-35% range. We'll see.

I voted today for Todd Akin.

17 posted on 08/07/2012 4:29:53 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (St. Louis County, Missouri)
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To: be-baw

If she isn’t, who is?


18 posted on 08/07/2012 4:30:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Given the absolutely ridiculous and pointless “hook” of mixing Olympics imagery into this piece, I’m guessing the authors are 9 and 7 years old.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: All

At the end of the season, lets compare batting averages.

endorsement from the GOPe....Mehhhh

endorsement from Palin....here comes the tweets and press.


20 posted on 08/07/2012 5:07:30 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good for her! I’m glad to finally see her utilizing her strengths.

What’s with the sunglasses? She’s been wearing them ever since the Cruz event.

Do you suppose she has pink eye? Or maybe Todd popped her one?


21 posted on 08/07/2012 5:12:26 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner
Or maybe Todd popped her one?

Ace, why don’t you put on some sandals or flip flops and go join a parade in San Francisco.
It’s obvious, to many, that you have OCD/ODD mental disorders, drinking problems and from your much stated views about women, a lot more than just plain old misogyny going on in that twisted brain of yours.
Plus the way you run around calling people homo or worse, a lot more than anybody else here, it’s really looking like a classic case of projection.
Really think you would be happier in San Fran amongst your own kind.
Hell, maybe you’ll find a boyfriend who’ll make all the sandwiches you want.
Normal guys like women, we don’t fear them and we don’t hit them, nor do we think hitting them is funny, asshole!
We basically have the same intelligence as them, plus we’re bigger, stronger and faster.
There’s nothing to fear little buckaroo, who wants to go through life acting like some jerk Islamist rag head concerning women?
You sure as hell seem too.
What the hell do you really accomplish here?
The FR hall monitor sitting at his little desk getting all bent out of shape day after day about blog pimps, trying to make a big f’ing deal over nothing.
People here can determine what to read or not read without your crap input.
If this is your attempt at some relevance in life, epic fail.
You come running to Palin threads with the equivalent of DU and MSM bullshit talking points.
You have the relevance of MSNBC in this department along with the wittiness of Chris Matthews and the charm of Bill Maher.
You remind me of what my trucker buddy says about people with your attitude, “Big air horn and a broken u-joint, makes a lot of noise and aggravates people, but accomplishes diddly-squat by the end of the day”.

22 posted on 08/07/2012 8:44:53 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

You’re cute when you get all wound up.


23 posted on 08/07/2012 11:44:08 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner
You’re cute when you get all wound up.

And you're an a-hole all the time, wound up or not.
In fact, you're a perfect a-hole all the time, little buckaroo.

24 posted on 08/07/2012 11:57:36 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun
Wow you unloaded like a double barrel shotgun Cajun that is an automatic. Nicely done and Rock On!!!
25 posted on 08/08/2012 12:16:34 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond
Just calling them as I see them, LOL.
26 posted on 08/08/2012 12:21:05 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Perhaps someday you too may achieve perfection.

Keep trying, Spunky. Never give up.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 4:21:53 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: humblegunner
Perhaps someday you too may achieve perfection.

Keep trying, Spunky. Never give up.

And you Hum-Gun, just keep the throttles wide open while you're dragging bottom, I'm sure it'll wind up well for you, LOL.

28 posted on 08/08/2012 11:43:15 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

As always, I remain touched by your concern.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 11:47:10 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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