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Sarah Palin says presidency "not on my radar screen"
Reuters ^ | Tue Nov 17, 2009 | Andrew Stern

Posted on 11/17/2009 7:02:40 AM PST by IrishMike

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sarah Palin said a run for the White House in 2012 is "not on my radar screen right now" as the Republican carefully did not close the door to a possible candidacy in an interview that launched her big book tour.

Palin spoke to TV talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey as she began the roll-out to her memoir, "Going Rogue: An American Life." Palin made clear she wanted to concentrate on the 2010 congressional elections in which Republicans hope to make inroads into Democratic majorities in the U.S. Congress.

"I'm concentrating on 2010 and making sure that we have issues to tackle," Palin said in the interview taped last week and broadcast on Monday. "I don't know what I'm going to be doing in 2012. (Running for president is) not on my radar screen right now."

The former Alaska governor and unsuccessful 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, who is popular among many U.S. conservatives, has embarked on a campaign-style media tour to promote Tuesday's release of her book.

Her appearance on Winfrey's program, one of the most watched daytime shows on U.S. television, comes as political insiders watch her every move to see if she may launch a bid for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; sarah; sarahpalin

1 posted on 11/17/2009 7:02:41 AM PST by IrishMike
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To: IrishMike

Somehow I expect she’ll actually start campaigning for 2012 at the right time.


2 posted on 11/17/2009 7:10:39 AM PST by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: IrishMike

Go Sarah Go!
RUN SARAH RUN!


3 posted on 11/17/2009 7:11:27 AM PST by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: IrishMike
Sarah knows how to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.

When she makes her move, the Democrat/MSM-complex won't know what hit them until after she wins the election.

4 posted on 11/17/2009 7:12:10 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: IrishMike

Radar screens are so 20th century! I’ll bet the nomination for 2012 is on her GPS.


5 posted on 11/17/2009 7:15:59 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: IrishMike
which Republicans hope to make inroads into Democratic majorities in the U.S. Congress.

No, Republicans plan on taking BACK Congress.

6 posted on 11/17/2009 7:19:31 AM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: IrishMike
Smart move by Sarah!

She wants to be sure she has a Conservative mojority in place for her Presidency.

7 posted on 11/17/2009 7:21:03 AM PST by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: IrishMike

It’s on mine.


8 posted on 11/17/2009 7:24:55 AM PST by onedoug (SARAH!)
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To: LADY J
She wants to be sure she has a Conservative majority in place for her Presidency.

Exactly. By keeping this ambiguous, she can be more effective in helping other real Americans to toss the socialists out of our Congress in 2010. I suspect a 2012 Sarah campaign is about a 99% probability, but by avoiding that question, she can keep the focus on our issues and not on allegations about her family or about people who may have met members of her family and neighbors of those people.

9 posted on 11/17/2009 7:40:11 AM PST by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"...the Democrat/MSM-complex won't know what hit them until after she wins the election."

That's never going to happen. David Brooks said so...

10 posted on 11/17/2009 7:42:13 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: IrishMike

Of course, she’s lying but then I suppose all polticians do that.


11 posted on 11/17/2009 7:43:47 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: IrishMike

everything is dependant on her poll numbers by then. She has said, if ppl would want her, then she will, but having a 40% approval rating is not enough. So lets get as many ppl to support Palin by 2012, to improve the chance of her considering running


12 posted on 11/17/2009 7:47:40 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: TurtleUp

even if she wants to, she can’t if the ppl is not with her. Her current poll number is not good at moment, so we need to help her. She will be helping her prospect as well between now til then, but we could help her as well by introducing her to ppl who don’t know her. She’s a reformer


13 posted on 11/17/2009 7:50:55 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: TheZMan
Of course, she’s lying but then I suppose all polticians do that..

Maybe, maybe not but if she said she was running then everything she says and does from now on out will be spun as having a political purpose with the election in mind, thus dismissing anything serious she may say.

14 posted on 11/17/2009 7:59:26 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: TurtleUp
"I suspect a 2012 Sarah campaign is about a 99% probability, but by avoiding that question, she can keep the focus on our issues and not on allegations about her family or about people who may have met members of her family and neighbors of those people."

Well said. The MSM and other Democrats may have been ankle biting recently, but the moment she announces they'll go into full smear mode. Rumor, innuendo, and bold-faced lies will be reported as fact. Retractions and corrections will be buried under breaking news of the latest revelations based on even more rumor, innuendo, and bald-faced lies.

15 posted on 11/17/2009 8:01:08 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: IrishMike

This is typical ‘presidentialspeak’ in which potential candidates are actually getting their ducks in a row and laying down an organizational infrastructure to get them prepared for the long road ahead.

In simple terms nobody declares a house inhabitable when the framing and foundation is now being laid and the construction workers are on site.


16 posted on 11/17/2009 8:04:43 AM PST by techno
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To: Fetid Facts
The liars are pretty bold but it shoulda been bald-faced both times.
17 posted on 11/17/2009 8:05:35 AM PST by Fetid Facts (Under Democrats, "The law is a ass--a idiot.")
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To: 4rcane

Yesterday Rasmussen came out with a poll on Palin’s F/UF that show it at 51/43.

That’s not a bad starting point considering Rasmussen has not had Obama polling that well in his daily tracking poll since the fall.


18 posted on 11/17/2009 8:07:20 AM PST by techno
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To: Captain Kirk
Of course, she’s lying but then I suppose all politicians do that.

Actually, I suspect Sarah Palin is telling the truth - one of the reasons so many real Americans love her. My guess is that she doesn't particularly want to be president (where she now knows that the usual rules of civil discourse don't apply to media coverage of her family) and would be happy to see someone else as qualified and patriotic as herself with a real chance of throwing the socialist out of our White House. "Not on her radar screen" means exactly that. She may think it's likely that she will run, but I suspect that she genuinely hasn't made a final decision and doesn't plan on doing so until after the 2010 elections.

19 posted on 11/17/2009 8:07:57 AM PST by TurtleUp ([...Insert today's quote from Community-Organizer-in-Chief...] - Obama, YOU LIE!)
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To: LADY J
Smart move by Sarah! She wants to be sure she has a Conservative mojority in place for her Presidency.

Oh, piffle. It's as transparently obvious when Sarah Palin says it, as it is when any other unannounced presidential candidate says it. Nobody in their right mind believes a statement like that... of course it's on her radar screen.

20 posted on 11/17/2009 8:09:14 AM PST by r9etb
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To: techno

inhabitable=habitable


21 posted on 11/17/2009 8:11:00 AM PST by techno
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To: techno

rasmussen polls are pretty accurate and thats nice to see, but we need other polls to see a trend positively as well. I’ve seen Liberal throw out the number that she has 30% approval rating alot


22 posted on 11/17/2009 8:28:17 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: techno

rasmussen polls are pretty accurate and thats nice to see, but we need other polls to see a trend positively as well. I’ve seen Liberal throw out the number that she has 30% approval rating alot


23 posted on 11/17/2009 8:28:27 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: IrishMike

She should definitly keep it ambigious so dear leader and his goons can’t turn attention from their screw-ups to her alleged misdeeds.


24 posted on 11/17/2009 8:30:15 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("Need has never produced anything. It has only been an excuse to steal from those with ablity.")
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To: techno

I think Sarah Palin should run regardless of her poll numbers. If she wants to promote her conservative ideas there is no better means than a presidential campaign. If she chooses not to run she will be ignored during the 2012 election cycle. At this point it would be pretty difficult for the media to not invite Sarah Palin to an important debate. Remember that the media used that strategy during the last presidential primary. Sarah needs to be in the debate in order to steer the debate to the right.


25 posted on 11/17/2009 8:32:47 AM PST by Sarah-bot
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To: IrishMike

Even if she doesn’t run, I expect she will become the next Will Rodgers. I think the whole “McCain experience” really soured her to politics.

She remembers being a darling child in the media’s eyes for standing up to the corrupt RINO good ol’ boys republican network in Alaska. Then she was picked for VP and made the mistake of actually exciting the Conservative base, the media did not like and thusly a giant serrated knife was plunged into her back that the media now likes to twist with glee every few weeks to remind us how she left their plantation and how much they dislike her for being a genuine person.

If I were her I would be just as jaded.


26 posted on 11/17/2009 8:34:45 AM PST by GraceG
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To: TurtleUp

We’ll we disagree. I see her as the conservative version of Obama, almost all image and very little substance.


27 posted on 11/17/2009 8:35:49 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Misdirected response?


28 posted on 11/17/2009 8:37:31 AM PST by TheZMan (Just secede and get it over with. No love lost on either side. Cya.)
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To: IrishMike

The operative words, as always when a politician says that, being “right now”.


29 posted on 11/17/2009 8:41:13 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: TheZMan
Somehow I expect she’ll actually start campaigning for 2012 at the right time.”

Yup.
Only a fool declares their intention to run for president, a full 3 years beforehand. She gave exactly the right answer.

30 posted on 11/17/2009 8:55:29 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: IrishMike

Obama: I’m should not run for Presidency...
Obama: I can’t see running for Presidency...
Obama: I am not running for Vice President...
Palin: It’s not on my radar.
Hillary: I’m not seeking the Presidency...

Why do they even bother asking this question?


31 posted on 11/17/2009 9:58:41 AM PST by jilliane
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To: Captain Kirk

“Of course, she’s lying but then I suppose all polticians do that.”
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Eating lunch tomorrow is, “Not on my radar screen” and I am NOT lying! I don’t even own a radar screen. Such vague expressions are merely a way to avoid answering, it can’t be called lying. Lying is something like promising to complete a term as senator or governor if elected to it and then dropping out midterm to run for president.


32 posted on 11/17/2009 10:07:51 AM PST by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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