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Unsinkable Palin eyes run against Obama?
The Times ^ | 1/4/2008 | Tony Allen-Mills

Posted on 07/04/2009 1:37:50 AM PDT by bruinbirdman

~snip~

Palin ended 2008 with a striking run of personal successes in high-profile popularity polls. According to a poll by Gallup she was the second most admired woman of the year, after Hillary Clinton. Time magazine chose her as the world’s fourth most influential person, behind Barack Obama, Henry Paulson of the US Treasury and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France.

Last week she triumphed in an annual poll, commissioned by a property website, as the person Americans would most like to have as their neighbour. She finished ahead of Oprah Winfrey, the television chat show queen, and Michael Phelps, the Olympic swimmer.

For all the abuse she endured as an underprepared vice-presidential candidate who knew more about skinning moose than resolving Middle Eastern conflict, Palin continues to excite Republican voters enthralled by what they see as a unique political style that could one day put paid to Obama. She has not returned to the Alaska governor’s office to lick her wounds.

An internet campaign is already under way to promote Palin as the Republican party’s best choice to challenge Obama in the presidential elections of 2012. More than 60,000 people have joined TeamSarah.org, an umbrella group that unites numerous pro-Palin fan clubs such as Catholics for Sarah, Texans for Palin and Small Business-Owners for Sarah.

James Brislin, a Connecticut team member, noted that “the Republican party has lost its way . . . Sarah Palin is who we need moving forward”.

The 44-year-old governor is already facing conflicting pressures to map out a strategy that would give her a bigger voice in national affairs without alienating Alaskan voters, some of whom are already complaining that Palin has “not been paying attention” to the state’s mounting problems.

“Palin’s mindset is still all about the campaign rhetoric and her national aspirations,” said Andrew

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: careerendingmove; endgame; fedindictmentcoming; noitsnotcareerending; nopalin2012; obama; palin; palin2012; quitter; sarahpalin

1 posted on 07/04/2009 1:37:50 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Palin PING!

Anyone on or off the Palin ping, write me.

2 posted on 07/04/2009 1:41:08 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: bruinbirdman

The article is 2009 not 2008.


3 posted on 07/04/2009 1:44:05 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: bruinbirdman
...Republican voters enthralled by what they see as a unique political style...

They simply do not get it, do they? Even when the press is trying hard to give Sarah her due, they misread what she is, and why Americans are attracted to her.

It's just so typical of liberals to think that people are influenced by, and support a political candidate because of their "style".

It's the substance, you idiots, not the "style". Sheeesh...

4 posted on 07/04/2009 1:48:23 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bruinbirdman

saraH for Prez?

No machine = no chance.


5 posted on 07/04/2009 1:50:24 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: ASOC
What's up with your continual annoying misspelling of her name?

No machine = no chance

She'll be the juggernaut and candidates will turn to her PAC for support. Name one other pubbie who can attract as many people and fundraisers.

6 posted on 07/04/2009 1:52:36 AM PDT by SolidWood (Palin isn't retreating, but taking the fight in another direction.)
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To: SolidWood
I'll support her Republican or not.

I'm tired of half baked pseudo conservatives.

7 posted on 07/04/2009 2:07:33 AM PDT by DB
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To: SolidWood

Finally some one standing up against all that socialistic and “Reaching across the isle” crap what’s coming out of Washington. I sure hope she got what it takes to get this country back on track and revive it before we end up in the trash bin of history and the socialists close the lid on this once great nation. There are times when I envision her as a reincarnation of Joan of Arc. I would vote for her in less than a heartbeat.


8 posted on 07/04/2009 2:08:19 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: SolidWood

I’d vote for her even if she ran 3rd party


9 posted on 07/04/2009 2:27:43 AM PDT by GeronL (freeping on a PS3)
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To: SolidWood
Yesterday morning Governor Palin's chances at the nomination and the Presidency were as close to nil as you could get. I've talked to a bunch of Republicans and they would get a wistful look in their eye and just shrug. Everyone, including major Romney supporters were going out of their way to keep the possibility open and accomodate her should the situation arise. No one believed it would.

Today's announcement changed all that. The way I see it is that she just broke three tackles and has eighty yards of open field ahead of her. I like Palin but I have not been a supporter. The experience and depth issues were the major factors. Tonight they are meaningless.

If she can harness the current and future disapproval of Obama and pull in those independent voters, she could take it all. Yesterday as Governor of Alaska, she couldn't. Today as a leader of a people's campaign, she can. There is still a strong probability that she will fizzle but there is, for the first time, a chance. A magnificent chance.

10 posted on 07/04/2009 2:33:07 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: bruinbirdman

Our family’s for Sarah. It will be worth our time, effort, and money to see old fossils like Ed Rollins have to eat their words as she sweeps into the lower 48 like the juggernaut she is. The denizens of The Ol’ Boys Club will have the vapors....


11 posted on 07/04/2009 2:34:13 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: kittymyrib
I am for Sarah. 15% unemployment, laughing stock of the world. Clueless energy Policy. Sarah is ready.
12 posted on 07/04/2009 2:54:36 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: bruinbirdman

bttt


13 posted on 07/04/2009 3:43:49 AM PDT by RepublicanChick
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To: GeronL

I’d vote for her even if she ran 3rd party

Sarah the first Independent President of the US. Sounds good to me!


14 posted on 07/04/2009 4:06:08 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: SolidWood

http://www.teamsarah.org/

Team Sarah is a diverse coalition of Americans dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process.


15 posted on 07/04/2009 4:10:38 AM PDT by seton89
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To: MARTIAL MONK

YES!


16 posted on 07/04/2009 4:26:30 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming behind Sarahcudah!)
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To: RepublicanChick

You might say “Sarah has read the TeaLeaves”

Lets see if it’ll fit with my other tag line.


17 posted on 07/04/2009 4:29:06 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming behind Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK
If she can harness the current and future disapproval of Obama and pull in those independent voters, she could take it all.

I have nothing to base this on - it's just pure speculation, but what if she's going to align herself with the tea party movement and travel the country in support of these grass-roots events as the focal point of opposition to Obama? I think she may have something like that in mind, and I think she knows it's going to take at least $1 Billion to defeat Obama, so she's getting an early start.

18 posted on 07/04/2009 4:30:47 AM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: RightFighter
That is exactly what I mean. The Tea Parties are a movement without a complaint. No one, except cigarette smokers, has paid any higher taxes yet. But they will and they know it. It is a general feeling of unease at the direction that the country is going and I expect it to grow exponentially.

If Governor Palin can take advantage, not of the Tea Parties specifically although they will help, but of the unease that caused them this could be powerful. She has the personality to do it.

19 posted on 07/04/2009 4:43:07 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Palin’s resignation might provide an opportunity for Romney. Assuming Palin is calling it quits for good, Romney could step in and offer to pay off Palin’s legal debt in return for her support in the primary. Palin’s endorsement of Romney could lock up the nomination for him and help him win over skeptical of his flip-flops.


20 posted on 07/04/2009 4:50:30 AM PDT by yongin
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To: yongin
Romney could step in and offer to pay off Palin’s legal debt in return for her support in the primary.

I could see a sleazy leftist like Romney trying to buy her vote.

I doubt it's for sale.

21 posted on 07/04/2009 4:53:24 AM PDT by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: yongin
A half million is the least of her problems, even if she is calling it quits. You would be surprised at the number of people who have volunteered that they are anxious to help her. Help means money.

The Romney people have been very gracious toward her. I would not be surprised to see Romney attending a fundraiser for her, even if she is the competition.

22 posted on 07/04/2009 5:12:15 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Windflier
What if Sarah went to 40 DemocRAT congressional disrticts - those that voted for Cap and Trade, and raised some money for challengers; do you think some folks would be out of a job next Nov?

Maybe she spends a 18 months writing her book, speaking and raising money, sounds better than being governor. She can earn enough to retire, to make a difference for her family and start a new round of Conservative actions in America...I'm with her.

23 posted on 07/04/2009 5:33:29 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: ASOC

A machine may not fail if one grain of sand gets into it. But it will fail if enough sand clogs the machine and it breaks down.
If enough honest people get behind Sarah, then we can break the machine.
RUN SARAH< RUN.


24 posted on 07/04/2009 5:43:01 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( If this be treason, then lets make the best of it.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

“A half million is the least of her problems, even if she is calling it quits. You would be surprised at the number of people who have volunteered that they are anxious to help her. Help means money.”

AGREE!!! Now that Sara doesn’t have ethics constraints to contend with, she can simply hold about 3 rallies in the states and wipe out that debt. I’ll certainly shell out $25 to see, even in a crowd of 20,000 people...as long as I know the money is going to good cause (i.e., her future).

Romney’s out business...it’s got to be tough on him.


25 posted on 07/04/2009 6:01:21 AM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: bruinbirdman

It’s amazing how they say Palin needs to learn more about Foriegn affairs and is lacking in expierence, does the name Barack Obama come to mind he was only an organizer.


26 posted on 07/04/2009 6:30:49 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: Windflier

It’s the substance, you idiots, not the “style”. Sheeesh...
_________________________________________

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 07/04/2009 6:36:15 AM PDT by unkus
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To: SolidWood

Thank you sir may I have another. :)
Ping baby ping.

She may not be my choice in 2012 but she is my choice for the battle for the Republic today.


28 posted on 07/04/2009 6:53:30 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: RightFighter

I had the same thought ... either that or work with Newt and American Solutions? American Solutions calls itself a Tri-Party Citizen Action Network... She said in her speech she will help where she can regardless of party.

Really looking forward to what she has up her sleeve. Talk about keeping media eyes on you. Not only is the media more interested in her than in Michael Jackson, they are more interested in her than in Obama. I have no idea what the Obamas are doing for America’s birthday. Quite the accomplishment! I think they both love and hate her.


29 posted on 07/04/2009 7:02:34 AM PDT by carmody
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To: bruinbirdman

When I met Sarah last year I told her that she brought back the red white and blue feeling to Americans who have always been proud of their country.
Well, she has done it again and I give her my full support to win this country back.
Pray for her strength.


30 posted on 07/04/2009 7:04:26 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: bruinbirdman
I listened to her entire announcement. It was honorable, it was direct, and it punctuated the insane politics of our day...it also punctuated her personal commitment to fight, and to do so when it would not distract further from her job as Governor and the foundation she has built there.

I am proud of her and support her. She is a great American.

I think Sarah has just turned, like a fed-up mama Bear, on her detractors. She has put things in order, she has left them in the hands of capable people, and she has now turned to face her enemies directly.

...and I think they are going to be sorry. We have smelled the fear in them for a long time. Good on her!

I believe she will assist others greatly in 2010, and will run herself in 2012...and she has my full support.

GO SARAH GO!

HOW SARAH PALIN TRUMPS LIBERALISM



MANY MORE STICKER DESIGNS HERE

31 posted on 07/04/2009 7:09:57 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Rappini

Exactly! They complain that Sarah doesn’t know enought about foreign affairs. But I’ll be that she DOES know the there are only 50 states in the U.S., which Hussein does NOT know. (Well, he probably knows now; he didn’t during the campaign.)


32 posted on 07/04/2009 7:29:16 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Palin will excite the base like no other in a long time. If she chooses to, she could have a hand in a massive conservative takeover of Congress in 2010. She will be a lightning rod for consevatives across America.


33 posted on 07/04/2009 7:29:35 AM PDT by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: SolidWood

I hope Sarah has a GREAT Independence Day speech!


34 posted on 07/04/2009 8:05:12 AM PDT by Loud Mime (It all makes sense when you understand that Obama is a stealth Muslim.)
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To: bruinbirdman
knew more about skinning moose than resolving Middle Eastern conflict,

Sarah has better judgement about the middle-east than all the Beltway elites who think the situation can be "resolved" by pandering to Islamo-nazis. Supporting Isreal, keeping a strong military, killing the Jihadists, and developing our own energy sources is the best middle-east policy. Knowledge without wisdom and values is worthless.

35 posted on 07/04/2009 8:53:37 AM PDT by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: ASOC

Ya think maybe her plans to spend 2010 doing speaking engagements and supporting Republican candiates has something to do with building a “machine”? How much of a “machine” did Barak Obama have in 2005?


36 posted on 07/04/2009 8:56:56 AM PDT by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: bruinbirdman
James Brislin, a Connecticut team member, noted that “the Republican party has lost its way . . . Sarah Palin is who we need moving forward”.

my kind of yankee

37 posted on 07/04/2009 8:58:17 AM PDT by wardaddy (Proudly Anti-Abortion, not and will never be Pro-Life...........Sarah Palin, there is no substitute)
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To: Hugin
Pretty good considering where is today. State senate, US senate, POTUS in a record setting time.

The Army of ACRON is only part of the “Machine” a solid funding source - like ‘bamays Union checkbooks, is also needed. Political operatives are needed.

saraH has none of this - or at least what she has is all but invisible.
She has gone out of her way to pi$$ off the local (R) party
Seems to have done the same at the National level
No known or visible funding sources or a fundraiser organization. (see union/ACRON comment above)
and her ‘advisers’ seem to be third string at best - her spokesperson is a recycled TV presenter. for example.

Can she overcome all of this at some point - yes. In just a few years? Don't know, but I doubt it. 2016? Possible.

Starting a 3rd party based on a single individual is a recipe for failure. RE: Ross Perot, WHIGS, Know-Nothings et al. But hey! It's the 4th, have a hot dog with the kids or neighbors.

38 posted on 07/04/2009 11:15:07 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: ASOC

She’s not going to do a third party.

As for Obama, no he didn’t have a machine in 2005. He was a junior Senator, and all the unions and pols in the democrat party were ready to line up behind the defacto nominee, Hillary. He built a grass roots organization from scratch (actually Axelrod did) based on ideologically driven lefties who were tired of “moderates” like Clinton, and ran in oppostion to the party establishment.

No reason we can’t do the same in the Republican party.


39 posted on 07/04/2009 11:22:15 AM PDT by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: Yorlik803

Excellant point. THe Unions are now building anew, so best everyone get busy.


40 posted on 07/04/2009 11:27:11 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: SolidWood

SW, I know about but don’t understand your almost pathologic facination with Palin.

I went thru the whole Sara/saraH thing with you twice before - pay more attention when folks post to you.

As far as her being a juggernaut - watch ANY news show, they will quickly disabuse you of her political future.

We DO see eye to eye on her as a fundraiser. The only thing is - will she be seen as ‘radioactive’ as far as her supporting other (R) party runners? Dunno - I guess we’ll see when someone aasks for help in the future.

Another couple of things we shold agree on:
-the atacks on Palin will not stop, if she is able to rasie any real dough, count the attakc s to become even more shrill - if that is possible.
-Sarah Palin is a nice person, a good mom and seems to be the kind of wife any mom would approve of. ANd like any other human, she has her own faults and pluses.

Have a nice 4th - roast a hot dog with the kids or neighbors.


41 posted on 07/04/2009 11:39:55 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: q_an_a

I’m convinced that Sarah’s gameplan is exactly as you describe. She as much as said so in her statement.


42 posted on 07/04/2009 12:12:38 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

From your mouth to Sarah’s ear. She might get some people to take to the streets - that would shake up the elected idiots in DC and other locations. Take to the streets - take back the government.


43 posted on 07/04/2009 1:01:38 PM PDT by q_an_a
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To: bruinbirdman

44 posted on 07/04/2009 1:19:16 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: yongin

Romney could step in

Romney is the pretty boy RINO of the Republican party. I would not vote for him under any circumstance.

Bring on Sarah.


45 posted on 07/05/2009 5:31:45 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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