Skip to comments.Palin, Virginia, & the Road to the White House
Posted on 03/31/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin: Ex-veep nominee backs three Dixie Senate hopefuls. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), whose support often helps propel underdog conservatives into the winners circle, has now endorsed three Republican US candidates who are challenging establishment-backed contenders. The latest is in Mississippi, where Palin has given her imprimatur to state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in his challenge to six-term US Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). Before that, Palin endorsed Oklahoma House Speaker T. W. Shannon (R) over US Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in a multi-candidate field to succeed US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). More to come?
Virginia: Warner leads Gillespie. Its 46% for US Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), 31% for his GOP challenger Ed Gillespie, and 6% for Libertarian Robert Sarvis, says last weeks Quinnipiac Poll. While the 15-point gap doesnt look good for Gillespie, he is far less known than Warner and still kept the incumbent below 50%. Meanwhile, Gillespie raised funds in New York City with the help of Mitt Romney.
Road to the White House: Post highlights Rand Paul, Jeb Bush. On March 28, The Washington Post published a front-page story noting that US Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has assembled a 200-person network of supporters, covering all 50 states, to help him organize, raise funds, and gauge his strength, an all-but-sure sign that the small-l libertarian Paul is going for the gold in 2016. Then on March 30, the Post, under the headline, GOP elite hoping to lure Jeb Bush, noted that many prominent Republicans, alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul and afraid that Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) has been permanently damaged by bridgegate, are trying to get former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) to run. Stay tuned!!!
The next nominee will be Romney, Ryan, Bush, Santorum or Palin.
The article says “noting that US Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has assembled a 200-person network of supporters, covering all 50 states, to help him organize, raise funds, and gauge his strength”
The day any one of the 5 above announce, they will each have a 20,000 person network of supporters and they only get stronger from there.
In the case of Romney, Bush, Santorum, the day they announce they will each likely have close to a 1 million person network of supporters.
I don’t blame her for not running.. But I miss her running...
See my tagline and take it seriously.
No to all of them!!!
Bush is the only serious candidate of those, Palin isn’t running, Ryan will never be a political star, Santorum never was. and as desperate for work as he is, he is only known because he was a weak primary opponent of the hated Romney, and Romney isn’t going to make a serious run either, although he may play around to help grease the path for a moderate/libertarian to block a conservative like Cruz.
Romney switched back to being pro-abortion after he won the nomination in 2012, and came out against the pro-life party platform, he would have an impossible time reversing himself yet again.
“and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in a multi-candidate field to succeed US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA). More to come?”
Karen Handel is running to suceed Saxby Chambliss. Sadly Johnny RINO Isakson is still firmly ensconced and we will hopefully get rid of him in 2016.
Karen Handel who was a good SOS for our state and fought Holder twice to secure our Voter ID law is a moderate republican. She is running agains’t two hard right conservatives. Too bad Sarah isn’t backing Paul Broun who will stand shoulder to shoulder with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee when he gets to DC.
I’m glad to see that Palin endorsed McDaniel and not the incumbent Cochran. Is this the first time she endorsed a primary opponent against a sitting US Senator?
It’s probably too much to hope that she endorses opponents of Graham and McConnell.
What is with the low opinion of her on this supposedly conservative website? Name even ONE other individual who has done as much for conservatism since 2008 and I’ll shut my mouth right now. But you can’t, can you?
I don’t understand why you think I have a low opinion of her, and I can’t think of any person who has done more for conservatism since 2008 than she.
Her endorsements are valued. Without them I don’t know if we would have gotten Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.
So GOOD to see YOU here!
Thanks. It’s a good day today ;)
Romney, Ryan, Bush, Santorum or Palin.
Only one of those can win. And only one of them should win, as the first four are disgusting, each in their own way. Plus, they would lose, just like Romney already did and McCain, Dole, etc.
Me too. A HUGE NO to the first four. I hope Sarah runs. I see no other winning alternative that is any good. Cruz would immediately be attacked by Dems (at the last moment actually when it’s too late to run someone else) as not being an NBC. Which he is not.
Its probably too much to hope that she endorses opponents of Graham and McConnell.
I don't see this as a slight against Sarah. I have the same question and hope...that she'll endorse Bright against Linda in SC and Bevin against Midge, in KY. We REALLY could use a Sarah endorsement in these two races!!
FWIW, earlier, I was trying to find if Sarah or Senate Conservatives had endorsed Lee Bright against Linda, but so far they haven't.
Fingers staying crossed that we'll get big endorsements against these two DIABLO's (Dim In All But Label Only).