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Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama: The 2010 Money Race Begins
The Los Angeles Times ^ | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 03/17/2009 7:23:11 AM PDT by lewisglad

Just when you thought it was safe to start checking your e-mail and snail-mailboxes again, possibly the two biggest names in political fundraising today are hitting the money trail again.

President Barack Obama. And Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Is this a very early pre-season matchup for 2012, at least moneywise?

The new president will headline an event for the Democratic National Committee in Washington on March 25, just before he starts his first overseas trip as chief executive.

It will be an early test of Obama's presidential moneyraising skills, given the complications of a sour economy and what D.C. Democrats admit is "donor fatigue" after Obama's $750 million haul during the presidential campaign of 2007-08. While his popularity remains in the low 60s or 59%, according to a new Pew Poll, that's about normal for this early in a new presidency.

Palin remains probably the biggest Republican name out there. Despite numerous invitations and interview requests in recent weeks, she's clearly made a decision to stay close to home for the legislative session and be seen to focus on the business of Alaska, where she faces an election next year.

Even if Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal hadn't gotten such negative reviews for his GOP response to Obama's joint congressional speech, no one else yet matches the buzz and celebrity power of Palin on the Republican side; hence, the invitation and a royal coming-out opportunity for her on the big Washington stage.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: barackobama; cash; fundraiser; itson; letsroll; money; obama; palin; palin2012; rnc; sarahpac; sarahpalin

1 posted on 03/17/2009 7:23:11 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; Extremely Extreme Extremist; mnehrling; ...

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

2 posted on 03/17/2009 7:24:08 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: SolidWood

3 posted on 03/17/2009 7:26:18 AM PDT by lewisglad
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To: lewisglad
GO SARAH GO!

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MORE DESIGNS HERE

4 posted on 03/17/2009 7:26:38 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: lewisglad

Obama already has a giant war chest.

He has the $ advantage.


5 posted on 03/17/2009 7:27:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: lewisglad

is this the beginning of a 3 1/2 year Sarah slamfest by the media? methinks yes..


6 posted on 03/17/2009 7:28:23 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: SolidWood
Make this the header, maybe... Click on pic!
7 posted on 03/17/2009 7:28:55 AM PDT by WVKayaker (Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. -Mark Twain)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32

Uhm... it’s ongoing since almost half a year.


8 posted on 03/17/2009 7:30:00 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "In Alaska we eat therefore we hunt.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

whether or not he currently has a $ advantage, his handling of taxes, decreased care for vets, cutting military spending etc..HOPEFULLY won’t be forgotten by those who voted for him in the first place and will result in a change of direction on their part. (IMHO, ANYONE who voted for him in the first place and are now upset with him have no right to complain. They got what they wanted).

All the rhetoric in the world won’t undo actions..what we have to be careful of is the media will stop at nothing to condemn ANY Republican frontrunner..


9 posted on 03/17/2009 7:33:14 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (A democrat will break your leg, then hand you a crutch and take credit for your being able to walk.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Also Obama will more than 100% likely not have a primary opponent, leaving millions of Acorn minions to disrupt the GOP primaries. Hard to believe Sarah could survive.
10 posted on 03/17/2009 7:36:24 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (All Hail Our Dear Leader..........)
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To: lewisglad

at least Joe’s interested...the Twink boy remembers Frank fondly.


11 posted on 03/17/2009 7:36:43 AM PDT by usshadley (crying racism--the new "last refuge of the scoundrel")
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To: SolidWood
SarahPAC
12 posted on 03/17/2009 7:36:47 AM PDT by jla
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To: SolidWood

Thanks so much..Sarah makes my day! :)


13 posted on 03/17/2009 7:39:51 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("No pale pastels,but bold colors".....Ronnie,we sure do miss you,sir!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Your enthusiasm is always wonderful to see!


14 posted on 03/17/2009 7:41:16 AM PDT by jla
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To: SoFloFreeper
Obama already has a giant war chest. He has the $ advantage.

Being a Soros puppet does have its perks.

15 posted on 03/17/2009 7:41:45 AM PDT by Marathoner (The dream: 1-20-2013, hearing "I, Sarah Heath Palin, do solemnly swear...")
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To: SoFloFreeper

with uncle geo soros and tax-payers’ acorn helping, yes.


16 posted on 03/17/2009 7:47:04 AM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
is this the beginning of a 3 1/2 year Sarah slamfest by the media? methinks yes..

If you make this connection: Big Media and Obama Campaign are one in the same, it will be easier to understand what's happening.

17 posted on 03/17/2009 7:51:11 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "The Iron Lady of the North")
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

SarahPAC has the potential of matching the $749m Obama raised in 2008. That is why Sarah Palin poses such a threat to Obama’s socialist agenda and his desire to impose a permanent repressive totalitarian regime on America.


18 posted on 03/17/2009 8:02:46 AM PDT by techno
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To: SolidWood

If the prospective candidates are not on the ground running right now - there is no getting on board in 2010 or 2011.

An unfortunate fact of life is that there are no opportunities for a “Mr. Smith goes to Washington” any more. These things are chosen and the strategies laid not months, but YEARS in advance.

And George Soros has been honing his game for a long time now. He might never be able to be elected to the US Presidency himself, but he can make a huge difference as to who could be.


19 posted on 03/17/2009 8:04:23 AM PDT by alloysteel (Obama was lying, your rights are dying)
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To: techno

I’ll be donating directly to SarahPAC. Not a thin dime for the RNC.

Watch for the major newspapers, especially the NYT, WashCompost, Newsweek, etc. to get bailouts soon. Nothing like Obamination paying his loyal press corp, aka political operatives, in the runup to the elections.


20 posted on 03/17/2009 8:17:30 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: WVKayaker

It’s my Desktop Background.


21 posted on 03/17/2009 8:23:09 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: lewisglad

All 0bama knows how to do is RUN FOR office, he doesn’t know how to PRESIDE IN office.

Therefore, he must be planning to give his Cabinet greater authority . . . or else Rahm Emanuel (God help us) will be the shadow president, perhaps???

So . . . Republicans and the GOP and Chair Michael Steele better be ON THEIR TOES and at the top of their game. Republicans do not need to be caught being lazy and unwilling to FIGHT for what is good, just and right about America.

And NO, Senator McCain, this does NOT mean YOU. Go home and retire and leave Politics to the Young Conservatives. We’ve had enough of your Bi-Partisanship to last us at least two decades.


22 posted on 03/17/2009 8:27:44 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: lewisglad

be seen to focus on the business of Alaska, where “she faces an election next year”. ..................................... You can bet her opponent will get big $$$$$ from the DNC to try and defeat her.


23 posted on 03/17/2009 8:28:25 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fear the return of The Cleaver Family.)
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To: Kieri

“I’ll be donating directly to SarahPAC. Not a thin dime for the RNC.”

Ditto here.


24 posted on 03/17/2009 8:58:40 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Christian and armed)
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To: ScottinVA

Good thinking everybody should.


25 posted on 03/17/2009 9:03:04 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: lewisglad

This is why I continue to think that this will be the match-up for 2012 - it’s huge ratings for them.

Yes, the media loves its favorite son, Obama and loathes Palin, but, they love enormous ratings even more. Watch these next 3 years; the media will do everything it can to make this dream match-up become a reality and it will be a very sly and nuanced transition for them.

I imagine they will slowly begin to build her up so that she is a shoe-in to win the primary, and then they will delight in trying to tear her down for the general election.

I do believe that she can win a primary and general election without the help of the media, but they’re going to boost her profile and tear down her primary opponents to make sure that she’s the nominee. They had better be careful for what they wish, because once she gets to a general election, I think she wins.


26 posted on 03/17/2009 9:21:54 AM PDT by nomoremods
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To: ScottinVA

I’ve already sent back 2 RNC donation letters annotated that all my donations are going to SarahPAC.

April will be the first month SarahPAC has to file a report with the FEC. Anyone who hasn’t donated yet, should do so by the end of March so that her numbers are as high as we can get them.


27 posted on 03/17/2009 9:56:27 AM PDT by euram
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yeah but just judging from his last election, he can spend money like it grows from trees and pull in the least amount of bang for the buck possible.

The guy just does not know how to use money with any efficiency. I suspect that Sarah will go much farther on less cash than Zero ever hopes to do.

Besides, if we could block false voter registrations this time and out of country foreign doners, Zero wont have much cash or votes at all. And just imagine if it were actually required to prove that you were an American Citizen this time.

Sarah would run by herself.


28 posted on 03/17/2009 10:22:11 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: lewisglad

Quote:”Now that he’s snuffed the recession and gotten the economy back on track, the new president will headline an event for the Democratic National Committee in Washington on March 25, just before he starts his first overseas trip as chief executive.”

This is both the funniest,yet saddest thing I have read in a long long time.


29 posted on 03/17/2009 10:44:27 AM PDT by curth (Get Out Of The Way, I'll Do It - Sarah Palin)
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To: lewisglad

30 posted on 03/17/2009 4:44:03 PM PDT by Dajjal (Obama is an Ericksonian NLP hypnotist.)
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