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No Joke, Not Kidding, Not Joshing Ya, Not the Onion: Sarah Palin for GOP Nominee in 2016?
The Moderate Voice ^ | November 18, 2012 | Joe Gandelman, editor-in-chief

Posted on 11/18/2012 7:06:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

No, this is jot a joke. Not kidding, not joshing ya, not The Onion. Esto no es un chiste y yo se que Vd. no puede creerlo. As the GOP is now reeling from an election campaign where it’s clear failed Presidential candidate and increasingly self-discredited-by-mouth Mitt Romney ignored, turned off, or neglected to woo key growing groups the GOP needs to survive….as the GOP is soul searching about ways to offer a more affirmative and positive form of politics that offers solid specifics rather than warmed over talk radio riffs or lines seemingly grabbed from blogs… Charlotte Allen in the L.A. Times suggests what it really needs is: Sarah Palin as its 2016 nominee.

"The Republican Party has been doing a lot of hand-wringing and finger-pointing since the presidential election. Half the conservative columnists and bloggers say the GOP lost because it overemphasized social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. The other half says the party didn’t emphasize them enough. And everyone denounces Project ORCA, the campaign’s attempt to turn out voters via technology.

But I’ve got a suggestion for cutting short the GOP angst: Sarah Palin for president in 2016.

You think I’m joking? Think again."

She makes her case in detail and says:

"Some Republicans will say Palin has too much baggage from 2008, and we need to look for a new Sarah Palin."

Sarah Palin has so much baggage TSA is opening a new office to inspect it.

"But I don’t see what’s wrong with the one we’ve got. Ever since the 1990s, Republicans have been looking for the next Ronald Reagan. Reagan is now revered in bipartisan circles, but during his presidency he was, like Palin, ridiculed by liberals. They cited “Bedtime for Bonzo” and sneered at his no-name college degree.(continued)

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2012; palin; romney; sarahpalin
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Who'll be the first H8er to agree with Joe?
1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:06:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Palin, plz.


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:07:25 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Yes, Sara Palin. We need our FIRST woman President.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:08:41 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Utmost Certainty

Yes, Sara Palin. We need our FIRST woman President.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:08:41 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right on.

Do it. Now.


5 posted on 11/18/2012 7:08:55 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think she would be a great President but the MSM would rip her so much she could never win. They have an irrational hate for her.


6 posted on 11/18/2012 7:11:20 PM PST by MarkeyD (Obama is a victim of Affirmative Action)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin has a mouth.

If she were considering running she would say so.

Why would anybody believe third-party gossip about it?

7 posted on 11/18/2012 7:12:09 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: MarkeyD

Sarah Palin took all the bullets, arrows and everything else they could throw at her and she is still standing.


8 posted on 11/18/2012 7:15:13 PM PST by CrosscutSaw
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To: Utmost Certainty

Having followed the pied piper down the McCain and Romney ratholes, how could we possibly do worse with her?


9 posted on 11/18/2012 7:15:39 PM PST by RedElement
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I would love to see her there-—but I don’t think she’d do it to her kids—especially her girls.............the dims would start ripping them apart again.


10 posted on 11/18/2012 7:16:04 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I would love to see her there-—but I don’t think she’d do it to her kids—especially her girls.............the dims would start ripping them apart again.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 7:16:17 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; onyx

Sarah Palin: The Most Important Irrelevant Figure in America today!


12 posted on 11/18/2012 7:17:50 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She won’t run. Just a fact.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 7:18:31 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would support her 100%. She tackled corruption head-on in the Alaska GOP. She negotiated with the oil companies to get a sweet deal for the citizens of Alaska. And she’s not bashful about the “lamestream” media. Those who doubt her ability, I would say, “Compared to whom?” Go Sarah. I’m with you, gal.


14 posted on 11/18/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by weeder
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To: MarkeyD

Did the George Washington and the Founding Fathers or Simón Bolívar and his companions worry about what the press said?


15 posted on 11/18/2012 7:22:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: RedElement

In Freaking Deed !!

I’d rather fail as a conservative than blah blah blah !


16 posted on 11/18/2012 7:22:33 PM PST by onona (Don't mean nothin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not Jeb Bush? We could really use another Bush and a third straight loser...


17 posted on 11/18/2012 7:23:36 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What I love about her is her effect on squishy moderate republicans.


18 posted on 11/18/2012 7:24:24 PM PST by DManA ( you)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My first-choice, bar none.

The perfect mix. Palin’s unique combination of fiscal conservatism, social conservatism, independent anti-establishment, western-state libertarianism, and mid-American populism fits my ideology hand-in-glove. Nobody since Reagan has come this close for me.

Of course, the country is probably quite unsalvageable at this point, making it all rather moot. And the GOP itself is such a corrupt, decrepit mess, as well. Totally defective. But whatever Palin decides to do, go for the nomination, start a third-party, whatever, I’ll sign up. I have far more trust in her than what’s become of the GOP.


19 posted on 11/18/2012 7:27:26 PM PST by greene66
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To: DManA

She scares the jelly out of their pliant, noodle-like spines.


20 posted on 11/18/2012 7:28:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin for 2016? No way! She can’t compete with a man. Women like need to stay home and take care of the family. Women hate her because she does not like the killing of babies in the womb. And the have-nots hate her because she is going to take away their welfare money. No way. We can’t have her!


21 posted on 11/18/2012 7:28:45 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of other people's money.)
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To: jonrick46

All solved, with an appropriate VP candidate.

:D


22 posted on 11/18/2012 7:30:37 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s her or no one next time!

I refuse to vote for a moderate again for anything!


23 posted on 11/18/2012 7:33:55 PM PST by dalereed
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To: EEGator

Isnt that the truth.But you watch as that is exactly who the stupid party will try to nominate.


24 posted on 11/18/2012 7:34:06 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is a H8er?


25 posted on 11/18/2012 7:35:14 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like it except for the GOP part but could learn to live with it.


26 posted on 11/18/2012 7:36:16 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: Utmost Certainty
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I'm in for Sarah Palin ...

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27 posted on 11/18/2012 7:38:57 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: MarkeyD

So what is the difference between the media’s reaction to Palin and the media’s reaction to any other republican nominee?

The difference is that, unlike Bushdolebushmccainromney, Palin will eviscerate her attackers.


28 posted on 11/18/2012 7:39:39 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Palin were to run, in earnest, it would truly begin the process of winnowing (look that word up) out the RINOs from the Republican Party.

Palin woud instantly polarize The Washington Political Establishment of both parties. They fear her more than anything else, and despise her with a passion.

BUT, if she went to the people first and by-passed the party, she would mobilize the base like no one since Ronald Reagan.

IMO, we need her to run in order for the GOP to finally face its trial-by-fire. The choice would be stark and clear. The GOP Elite would finally have to take their stand.

Just like Ronald Reagan said in 1964, it would be ‘A Time For Choosing’.


29 posted on 11/18/2012 7:40:19 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: EEGator
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but ... but ... but ... Karl Rove says the GOP can't win unless Jeb Bush's Hispanic wife is on the ticket ...



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30 posted on 11/18/2012 7:40:19 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just WHAT is her “baggage”? The fact that she wouldn’t take crap off of the RINOs in her state?

Hey, I voted for HER the first time around; but, she won’t get MY vote until she addresses THIS with the country (IF she knows about it.) :

“Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud”

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2012/11/why-gop-wont-challenge-vote-fraud.html


31 posted on 11/18/2012 7:40:32 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I won’t. Sarah has no baggage - that’s propaganda and I can tell the easily deceived when they repeat it. That’s their angst because she has NONE and she can’t be bought. They leaves her beholding to no one! The GOP trashed her for four years and they lost.


32 posted on 11/18/2012 7:41:18 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: greene66

One more important point: when you compare Palin to Teddy Roosevelt, it drives liberals absolutely nuts.

I mean, more nuts than they already are.


33 posted on 11/18/2012 7:42:46 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin 2016!


34 posted on 11/18/2012 7:45:25 PM PST by pattty (I stand with Sarah Palin)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE; Patton@Bastogne

We’ll get Jeb or some other jellyfish Republican. If they pass amnesty...game over.


35 posted on 11/18/2012 7:54:35 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The strongest Republican candidates didn't run in 2012. This is most likely because they were certain that Obama was going to win a 2nd term.

In 1992 the Democrats didn't really put any big candidates up against George H. W. Bush because they believed that Bush was a shoo-in. If it wasn't for Perot, Clinton, an unknown governor from a relatively unimportant state, would most likely have lost.

So if Palin does run in 2016 it's because she probably figured that Obama would win and wanted to wait until she had a better chance. This most likely explains her active support of local candidates with nominal support of Romney.

Reagan went up against Ford even though his chances were slim. If Palin were really the next Reagan she would have gone up against Obama even if she figured she would lose in the end.

But she didn't.

36 posted on 11/18/2012 7:57:18 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

I’m all in for Sarah; she’s why I voted for McCain in that election. She’s a breath of fresh air, solidly conservative—and I’d make long-distance calls, donate, whatever would help.

She was so trashed by the “consensus media” as Ezra Levant calls it, that she had no chance.

The media sorted through her emails—but they haven’t seem to cover the real story about Benghazi. It borders on criminal.

She may have personal reasons for not running, but is the path is clear, “Run, Sarah, run!”—you’ll have a lot of support. :)


37 posted on 11/18/2012 7:59:08 PM PST by proud American in Canada (Pray for America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m good with Sarah Palin, win or lose. Conservative lite hasn’t worked out so well. At least we’ll have somebody that will take on the media, the left and the slide into shithole status.


38 posted on 11/18/2012 8:00:33 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would like to see her head the RNC.


39 posted on 11/18/2012 8:02:56 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another guarenteed loss. No thanks.


40 posted on 11/18/2012 8:03:50 PM PST by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions by the ATF***)
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To: EEGator

I won’t vote for another Bush and it’s not because I’m mad at the father or son. I think botgh are good Americans with flaws. Bth were head and shoulders above the imbecile in the office now. But dynasties are a China thing. Enough is enough. I always end up voting for the nominee even though I oppsed them in the primaries but Jeb is one case where I’ll break that rule.


41 posted on 11/18/2012 8:04:11 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

With all due respect, there were several possible explanations for Palin sitting the last race out.

First off, her daughters were still young. She may have seen them growing through that age just as a candidacy was going on, as damaging to their future.

(probably right)

They’ll be older, will have four additional years when the next race is on. That’s a long long time at that age.

Second she won’t be up against Mitt next time either. That was a serious challenge, no question about it with the GOPe on his side.

The GOPe has been greatly de-fanged. Even a Bush or a Rubio, could be beat handily.

Just saying. Not sure if she’ll run or not, but it’s a pretty strong case, for her thinking about it anyway.


42 posted on 11/18/2012 8:05:16 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: MarkeyD

Remember how the media loved Romney? Oh the good ol’ days! /s


43 posted on 11/18/2012 8:05:51 PM PST by carmody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m all in.


44 posted on 11/18/2012 8:07:54 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: jwalsh07

I hear you about dynasties.


46 posted on 11/18/2012 8:18:04 PM PST by EEGator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These articles speculating about 2016 seems to hinge on the idea that conditions in the USA are going to remain the same for the next four years, i.e. no more job losses, smooooth-running economy, happy-happy everywhere, peace, love, and brotherhood.

Maybe so; but things could change.

47 posted on 11/18/2012 8:29:40 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: Utmost Certainty

If you’re as much a libertarian as your home page suggests, you should welcome Palin with open arms.


48 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:26 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: KC_Lion

Already so many articles about her with regard to 2016!

What the heck are they worried about?


49 posted on 11/18/2012 8:36:26 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes to Palin! It is high time! She has earned her wings and she has the guts and gumption to put the left in their place. I’m sick of the “They’e nice people, but we just don’t agree on things”. The left are NOT NICE! Obama is NOT NICE! Stop the nonsense! It doesn’t ring true, and makes everyone in the republican party look like losers. I’m sick of the republican party so I pray they start a new conservative party out of the ashes of the smoldering GOP. There is NO WAY that the republicans can win the WH again, if this pact they signed in 1981 is permanent, the one to NEVER challenge voter fraud. The only way out is to dissolve it, start over, but this time, leave the party hacks and party elites OUT! We don’t need any more pacts with the devil.


50 posted on 11/18/2012 8:47:50 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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