Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Challenge Hillary for President?
Posted on 04/24/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin is a firebrand. She was the darling of the political Right during the 2008 race for President of the U.S. Interestingly, she wasnt even running for President. John McCain was. But she took the Repub blogosphere, and the mainstream press, by storm with her good looks, designer glasses, and folksy chatter.
Democrats were insulted by her, particularly women. They saw McCains choice of Palin as his running mate to be a calculated move intended to woo women who might be sore that Hillary Clinton lost her Dem primary battle to Barack Obama.
Yard signs went up declaring support, not just for McCain, but for Sarah!, as the signs read. There were two disastrous interviews that Palin never recovered from, and the McCain campaign went down in flames.
But Palin herself was not to be cowed. She quit her job as Governor of Alaska, started a reality TV show, and took to Facebook. For a woman who has never completed a term of any office higher than mayor, she has the ear of Conservative America, particularly the Tea Party faction, like no one else. Michelle Bachmann steps aside when Sarah breezes into town.
Last year, Palin mused about the idea of running for U.S. Senate, telling Sean Hannity that she will wait and see how the race sizes up, deciding whether there are any more than the usual slate of candidates.
Rumor has it that the upcoming midterm elections, as well as the 2016 general, will be The Year of the Woman. Dems see Hillary as the heir apparent. Some of them greatly regret that she did not get their vote in 2008. But the Republicans are looking around, as well, for a female champion among their number.
@SarahPalinUSA Please run for President. Run in
2016 or the media , the GOPestablishment, and
the Clintons win. #RunSarahRun #Palin2016
12:33 PM - 24 Apr 2014
Jeff Iaconis @jiaconis
It's not to late to see President Palin in 2016...
Run Sarah Run!!! Imagine a Palin/West
ticket. Making America Great Again...
2:25 PM - 23 Apr 2014 San Jose, CA, United States
Sarah Palin herself is quoted as saying, Ill never say never to a presidential run. It depends on what Americans really, really want in a candidate.
Gary P Jackson @gary4205
@americassage New poll has Palin as top
"non-Hillary" candidate and Hillary will be easy
to beat in 2016 @CoolChange80 @iowemysoul
8:57 PM - 17 Apr 2014
Could we see those Sarah! yard signs getting pulled back out and planted in the front yards of the hopeful? It could be an economical move for a budding Palin campaign.
I’ll definitely support Palin.
I sure hope she runs.
a Palin/West ticket would be phenomenal!
I have no problem with Cruz/Palin either.
the 2016 general, will be The Year of the Woman......................... Love Sarah, but does that open the door to the year of the Latino, followed by the Year of the Asian, followed by the year the Ancient American people’s and so on????.
I like Cruz but think he would be more effective as the new senate majority leader.
I’m sure she’s going to run this time. Oh wait. No I’m not.
Hahahaha! They’re NOT going to vote him in as majority leader! Lindsey Graham is more likely to be the new senate leader...
You just wake up, Rip Van Winkle?
Just call me an optimist.
Any ticket with Palin on it—I will vote yes. ‘Nuff said.
Too much alike, while it would be red meat for conservatives, she’d need to find a running mate who can draw votes from the independents and fed-up moderates. Sorry, but if you can’t get enough votes to win, it doesn’t matter who runs.
If Palin goes for it, her campaign will essentially be a national referendum on conservativism and traditionalism. That could be not just a winning platform but a turning point for the country, but it will take a stronger, perfectly executed, and massively-funded effort, and that means the big money donors will have to support her like they’ve never supported anyone before.
I could vote for Palin - whether for #1 or #2.
She must be a decent Pol because as Governor she managed to get both Republicans and Democrats to ‘hate’ her and band together to destroy her.
Anybody that can cause both parties to reach a ‘common cause’ can’t be all bad......
I think Sarah Palin has real Bona Fides.
She will be an awesome President.
The thing to remember is, there are quite a lot of people who wanted her to run last time (myself included). She never actually announced last time, but enough of us started to get enthused about the idea, she will have some people who won’t respond the same way this time - and will wait for her to actually announce.
I remember the exact day she backed out. It was quite a disappointment. However I am not completely surprized.
Last time around, Romney has a completely open chance to run as a democrat-lite. Guess what? That did not work. I say we got that out of the way, and it is time to run someone a bit more suitable to our party.
In my opinion, she is far and away, the best candidate we have.
Go read Ted Cruz’s bio and get back to me. Just imagine if then Governor Reagan had been able to find a real conservative as his running mate. Perhaps Jack Kemp or a Goldwater type.
Anybody that can cause both parties to reach a common cause cant be all bad.. ...................... Yeah, especially when an upstanding honest politician can’t be tolerated.
Here’s a combo for you: Sarah Palin and Susana Martinez.
Strong conservatives, both governors who have actually run things, and Palin already likes her because she’s endorsed Martinez. And I need not mention the obvious...no, not that she’s Hispanic, but that it’s doing to be damned hard to charge two women with waging a war on women.
Will Palin take a chance on her family being attacked by these jackals for the sake of America? It's a very close call IMO.
I can tell you that in the county GOP office where I volunteered, we couldn't even beg people to take lawn signs before Sarah was named to the ticket. After that, they flew out as fast as we got new shipments in.
Our county, which voted narrowly for Walter Mondale in the Reagan landslide of 1984, voted for the McCain-Palin ticket by nearly a 3-2 margin. And it wasn't because of McCain.
She would beat Hillary in a landslide.
IF she ran.
As for the Presidential ticket for 2016, I'll stick with the team that I've long endorsed here on Free Republic:
See my tagline.
My list has shrunk a bit. Cruz, obviously. Palin without question. But Rand seems to be determined to self destruct. Palin is a political genius, and if anyone doubts that start adding up all of the new reps and senators who owe her for putting them in office. Cruz is on that list. Her coalition will be rock-solid and permanently in her corner.
I value her influence and moral inspiration, but a Presidential run for Sarah in 2016? No. Not now, maybe in eight to ten years, enough time to reintroduce and reinvent public style. But for now, I’m. not buying a ticket on this Spinning Teacups Ride. I’m still recovering from the sudden whiplash stop from 2012.
I think she’d be a fantastic POTUS - in fact I believe the reason they trashed her so mercilessly is that they knew from her term as governor that she’d destroy the establishment gravy trains - both left and right. Of course this would thrill We the People beyond comprehension.
But this is my opinion and too many powerful people are against her. A couple of weeks ago when Ryan came out with his budget that Sarah criticized for being too slow to take effect, some older supposedly serious intellectual guy on FOX said with a snort - “Sarah Palin can’t hold a pencil to Paul Ryan”. Odd...seemed to me she had a point. But immediately she was dismissed as an idiot by the panelists.
As wrong as it was, it would be incredibly difficult to overcome what was done to her reputation.
You certainly live up to your name.
You certainly live up to your name.”
The gov hasn’t been tried and failed, she’s been considered too hard and not tried.
She won’t run. And if she does run, she won’t win. There are at least half a dozen Republicans who want it more than she does and they’ll destroy her in the primaries.
Truth is that if a person has no machine in place by now, they will not be able to run successfully. Without big money suppliers they are doomed to lose.
Remember 2012, many tried but ran out of cash.
I go to google to try and find that cartoon of Sarah Palin’s “Executive Experience” shoes from 2008 and I must say, there were literally hundreds of very HATEFUL anti-Palin editorial cartoons published. So, I decide to look for some about Hillary...very few.
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