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Sarah Palin Challenge Hillary for President?
WebProNews ^ | April 24, 2014 | Mike Tuttle

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 wasn’t 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 McCain’s 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.

Michael @CoolChange80

@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, “I’ll 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.


TOPICS: Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2016; democrats; hillary; palin
Gov. Palin had NOTHING to do with Senator McCain losing in 2008, just the opposite.


1 posted on 04/24/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll definitely support Palin.

Bigtime.

I sure hope she runs.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 8:48:53 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a Palin/West ticket would be phenomenal!


3 posted on 04/24/2014 8:51:11 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mike Tuttle is one snarky some beach, ain't he?
4 posted on 04/24/2014 8:51:13 PM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: MomwithHope

I have no problem with Cruz/Palin either.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 8:52:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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????.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 8:54:08 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Cruz but think he would be more effective as the new senate majority leader.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 8:54:26 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure she’s going to run this time. Oh wait. No I’m not.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 8:55:32 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: MomwithHope

Hahahaha! They’re NOT going to vote him in as majority leader! Lindsey Graham is more likely to be the new senate leader...


9 posted on 04/24/2014 8:57:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

You just wake up, Rip Van Winkle?


10 posted on 04/24/2014 8:58:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just call me an optimist.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 8:58:36 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Please support efforts in your state for an Aticle 5 convention.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any ticket with Palin on it—I will vote yes. ‘Nuff said.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 8:59:44 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 9:03:15 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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......


14 posted on 04/24/2014 9:03:21 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Has anyone ever noticed that nearly every magazine cover with Mz. Obama on it is photoshoped? The chin, the hair, the eyes, the teeth, the derriere, the smile, nothing is real. Oh boy, I'm in deep trouble now.
15 posted on 04/24/2014 9:05:08 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Bringbackthedraft

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.

By far.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 9:06:00 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: bigbob

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.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 9:06:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: xrmusn

Anybody that can cause both parties to reach a ‘common cause’ can’t be all bad.. ...................... Yeah, especially when an upstanding honest politician can’t be tolerated.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 9:07:53 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Or McCain.

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.


19 posted on 04/24/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, she's probably the only one that can defeat Hillary and the MSM. We should ALWAYS include the Leftist MSM when we talk about the next election because we're fighting the MSM's lies, distortions, and deflections as well as the opposing candidate.

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.

20 posted on 04/24/2014 9:08:16 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The operative factors here are: Mike Tuttle is an idiot, Sarah Palin is not.
21 posted on 04/24/2014 9:09:53 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gov. Palin had NOTHING to do with Senator McCain losing in 2008, just the opposite.

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.

22 posted on 04/24/2014 9:10:25 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She would beat Hillary in a landslide.

IF she ran.


23 posted on 04/24/2014 9:10:44 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: MomwithHope
I'd like to see our brilliant Texas Senator Ted Cruz as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He's young and will be able to serve for years, undoing Roe v. Wade and other crimes imposed by the radical leftists of years past.

As for the Presidential ticket for 2016, I'll stick with the team that I've long endorsed here on Free Republic:



Palin/Gohmert: 2016 - A winning combination!


24 posted on 04/24/2014 9:13:39 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: MomwithHope
a Palin/West ticket would be phenomenal!


25 posted on 04/24/2014 9:15:54 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Talisker

See my tagline.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 9:16:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 9:35:39 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


28 posted on 04/24/2014 10:08:55 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

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.


29 posted on 04/25/2014 12:04:28 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: snarkybob

HA!

You certainly live up to your name.


30 posted on 04/25/2014 12:35:23 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: Hugin

“HA!
You certainly live up to your name.”

Thanks


31 posted on 04/25/2014 12:48:52 AM PDT by snarkybob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The gov hasn’t been tried and failed, she’s been considered too hard and not tried.


32 posted on 04/25/2014 1:03:11 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I still support PALIN/BOLTON!
33 posted on 04/25/2014 3:34:50 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


34 posted on 04/25/2014 3:43:00 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

35 posted on 04/25/2014 9:10:14 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: DoodleDawg

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.


36 posted on 04/25/2014 9:15:54 AM PDT by dforest
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To: hattend

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.


37 posted on 04/25/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

38 posted on 04/25/2014 9:18:37 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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