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Sarah Palin's Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions [Fiorina Backlash?]
Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 15th 2010 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 05/15/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT by Steelfish

Sarah Palin's Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions The Sarah Palin phenomenon is finally beginning to fade as contradictions mount up, says Alex Spillius in Washington

Alex Spillius 15 May 2010

We are seeing the first signs of wobble on the Sarah Palin bandwagon. This may seem a strange thing to say about a political superstar who has earned at least $12 million in the past 18 months from a publishing advance, personal appearance fees and a television punditry contract, not to forget a reality show about life in Alaska.

Palin is such a boon to the struggling book world that her second opus, America by Heart - Reflection on Family, Faith and Flag, can already be ordered in advance even though publication is six months away. A return to the number one spot on the best seller list surely awaits.

But other indices are proving less kind to the former Alaska governor. According to a recent poll more Alaskans than not think the presidency should not form the next chapter of Palin's extraordinary story, while 45 per cent gave her a negative personal rating. When John McCain plucked her from obscurity to be his Republican running mate in the 2008 campaign, her approval rating at home was 80 per cent, the highest of any governor in the country.

Now even a poll of Tea Party supporters, her most ardent fans, showed that a majority wouldn't vote for her if she ran for president in 2012. It is not just that the faithful are beginning to question her readiness for the White House.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chuckdevore; devore; mcpalin; mittbots; onepercenters; palin; palinforfiorina; palinfreeperping; sarahbandwagon; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 05/15/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

By attacking our strongest conservative, the marxist media ALWAYS identifies who they fear the most.


2 posted on 05/15/2010 1:32:11 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep; Steelfish
By attacking our strongest conservative, the marxist media ALWAYS identifies who they fear the most.

How true.l

And what's really sad, is the habit of Conservatives, like a few on FreeRepublic, of eating their own because a candidate does not live up to their Purity test, and as a result, they line up with their enemies, unwittingly, on the left.
3 posted on 05/15/2010 1:34:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Steelfish

I should only have such a wobbly career.
Spillius, too, for that matter.


4 posted on 05/15/2010 1:35:20 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: newfreep
By attacking our strongest conservative, the marxist media ALWAYS identifies who they fear the most.

If our strongest conservative endorses RINOs like Fiorino and McCain, how conservative is conservative?

5 posted on 05/15/2010 1:35:31 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Now even a poll of Tea Party supporters, her most ardent fans, showed that a majority wouldn’t vote for her if she ran for president in 2012.”

Does anyone know about this poll?


6 posted on 05/15/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Hop on board...haters....So you all agree that she is still doing a reality show? Sigh!


7 posted on 05/15/2010 1:36:04 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Steelfish

Its early yet.

Her greatest value has been providing a roadblock as O steamrolls America. There is a very short list of public figures who have managed to get in the way of Obama’s bulldozer, and she is one on that very short list.

If she never even runs for president she has already proven herself a worthy opponent of the Obamists.

As for whether or not she is ready to be president, I can’t answer that. I will say that she is ready for the role she is now playing, which is to arouse America from its stupor.


8 posted on 05/15/2010 1:37:06 PM PDT by marron
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To: stripes1776

Same old same old.Yawn!!!!!


9 posted on 05/15/2010 1:37:32 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: 1.5M Facebook fans. "I'm In For $15 - Donate $15 to Sarahpac to celebrate!)
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To: Steelfish

Run Sarah run!!! I dare you. Run.


10 posted on 05/15/2010 1:37:41 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: newfreep

“strongest conservative...” Yeah, right.


11 posted on 05/15/2010 1:38:39 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Steelfish

It was the “jumping the shark” John McCain poll.


12 posted on 05/15/2010 1:39:21 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Steelfish

Each article from the UK (particularly on Palin) indicates those across the pond just don’t get conservatism. That’s probably because they really don’t have any conservatives anymore.


13 posted on 05/15/2010 1:40:33 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: SaraJohnson
Two libs that I know vowed to leave the country if Palin was ever elected.

I offered to buy their tickets... maybe Alec Baldwin is free?

14 posted on 05/15/2010 1:40:56 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Steelfish

“It is not just that the faithful are beginning to question her readiness for the White House. It is not just that they have doubts about a would-be president who wants all her questions pre-screened, who needs to scribble her talking points on her palm and whose favourite modes of communication are those of a 15-year-old, namely Twitter and Facebook.”

Gee, no BS bias there. If the author of the article could have stuck with the facts instead of spewing this tired garbage, he might have done some damage.

As it is, I’m more inclined to give Mrs. Palin more of a pass as a result of this and similar hit pieces. As a comment up-stream said, the left reveals whom they fear with this bilge.


15 posted on 05/15/2010 1:41:12 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: Northern Yankee

That alone is reason enough to want her as President. Maybe some of the FR haters club will join them.


16 posted on 05/15/2010 1:42:21 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: 1.5M Facebook fans. "I'm In For $15 - Donate $15 to Sarahpac to celebrate!)
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To: Steelfish
Sarah Palin’s Political Bandwagon Is wobbling Under The Weight of Contradictions

As usual, the British don’t really have a clue when it comes to matters concerning politcs in America. They really don’t.
This writer would need to have been in DC yestrday to see Sarah Palin’s speech, then in NC to watch her speak to the NRA, then her campiagn stop for Nikki Haley in South Carolina. No one, but no one fires up the base like Sarah Palin does right now.
They might also read this:
Stacy Drake: Palin Endorsements Are Key In Primary Season
http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2010/05/stacy-drake-palin-endorsements-are-key.html

17 posted on 05/15/2010 1:42:48 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Steelfish

That “wobble” is just the vibration as the vehicle rises from the launch pad. The trip is just beginning.


18 posted on 05/15/2010 1:43:33 PM PDT by Temujinshordes
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To: TexasCajun; Brices Crossroads; free me; justsaynomore; Lucius Cornelius Sulla; militanttoby; ...

Lib wishful thinking PING!


19 posted on 05/15/2010 1:44:16 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Northern Yankee

She won’t get elected cause she jumped the shark with McIdiot and all his pals too soon. Scared off the base she had.


20 posted on 05/15/2010 1:45:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Temujinshordes

Very well said! Like the launch of Atlantis.


21 posted on 05/15/2010 1:45:38 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Color her Green?


22 posted on 05/15/2010 1:46:26 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Temujinshordes
That “wobble” is just the vibration as the vehicle rises from the launch pad. The trip is just beginning.


23 posted on 05/15/2010 1:48:35 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Steelfish

goebbels... goebbels... goebbels... you lying pos media serving satan and the left-wing for decades.

LLS


24 posted on 05/15/2010 1:48:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Steelfish

This author, I believe, is a left wing fool. He makes a couple legit points but is in lala land for the balance.


25 posted on 05/15/2010 1:50:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: piytar

This is a communist editorial from euro-communists and the islamonazi in England.

LLS


26 posted on 05/15/2010 1:52:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: piytar
who needs to scribble her talking points on her palm and whose favourite modes of communication are those of a 15-year-old, namely Twitter and Facebook

Yes, quite unlike our current CIC who only needs a teleprompter in order to utter a cohesive sentence, and even though he holds the bully pulpit, also has Facebook and Twitter accounts

What a bunch of frothing dribble ...

27 posted on 05/15/2010 1:52:28 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: SaraJohnson

Well, I guess you obviously did not see the reactions of the crowds yesterday at her appearances in DC, Charlotte, and SC.


28 posted on 05/15/2010 1:53:34 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: stripes1776
If our strongest conservative endorses RINOs like Fiorino and McCain, how conservative is conservative?

How conservative was Reagan who made a liberal and a RiNO his VP picks?

That was a rhetorical question, BTW.

29 posted on 05/15/2010 1:53:51 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: SaraJohnson
She won’t get elected cause she jumped the shark with McIdiot and all his pals too soon. Scared off the base she had.

You're living in the FreeRepublic PDS bubble.

She still sells out the venues whereever she goes.

And she is going everywhere and is speaking almost everyday, and sometimes more than once a day.

So I guess you'll be quite supprised to have to call her Madame President in January 2013.
30 posted on 05/15/2010 1:54:22 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: stripes1776

Truly spoken. I can understand (barely) Palin supporting McCain out of personal loyalty. He recognized her talent and gave her a national platform, and has never spoken ill of her.

But her endorsement of Carly Fiorina — feminist destroyer of HP — is a bridge too far for me.


31 posted on 05/15/2010 1:54:56 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: SaraJohnson

Professional troll huh?


32 posted on 05/15/2010 1:55:52 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Libs are always spewing this crap and it NEVER works..yeah liberals, her support is wobbling..that is why every event she goes to sells out like 10 minutes after its announced..that is why her 2nd book which hasn’t even been written out and is about 8 months away from being released is already selling like hotcakes..wobbling support my ass


33 posted on 05/15/2010 1:55:55 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: newfreep
By attacking our strongest conservative, the marxist media ALWAYS identifies who they fear the most.

I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered an endorsement to Fiorina. Palin did that all on her own.

34 posted on 05/15/2010 1:56:36 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: SmokingJoe
Throwing out the accusation of "troll" in response to a post is the same using the word "racist" to describe someone in favor of the Arizona law.

There may indeed from time to time be trolls here, but it is not a word that should be used carelessly.

35 posted on 05/15/2010 1:59:20 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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The fear among the libs just continues to build when it concerns Sarah Palin. The only requirement for 2012 is to be the anti-obama, much like Reagan was the anti-carter in 1980. Who could possibly be more prepared to win that title than Sarah Palin? I think libs know Obama is a deadend so they are spending more time trying to “shape” the Republican field than they are in trying to save Obama. Unfortunately for them, Mitt Romney has no chance in 2012 and conservative like Palin, Demint, and Ryan are the most likley to assume the anti-obama mantel.


36 posted on 05/15/2010 2:00:39 PM PDT by OwatonnaNative
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To: newfreep

YAWN!

Yup, the lefties are petrified, and now they’re trying to build an alliance with Palin-haters on the right to try and take her out.

They love playing up the “disarray” as her crowds grow and other candidates beg for her endorsement.

I am going to love watching all of their heads explode when she runs. LOL


37 posted on 05/15/2010 2:01:14 PM PDT by TitansAFC (The Left does not devote so much effort into attacking Sarah Palin because she's a weak candidate.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I'm paid hansomely to Lie.

38 posted on 05/15/2010 2:02:07 PM PDT by Eddie01 (All we every really knew was it was crazy to be doin' it any other way)
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To: TitansAFC

P.S. I love that the haters want to hold Palin to a higher standard than Reagan, and sometimes, I swear, Jesus.

LOL


39 posted on 05/15/2010 2:02:34 PM PDT by TitansAFC (The Left does not devote so much effort into attacking Sarah Palin because she's a weak candidate.)
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To: SaraJohnson
We may have a liberal newbie TROLL ALERT...

SaraJohnson - Since Apr 2, 2009

40 posted on 05/15/2010 2:02:39 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Check her posting history on Palin threads.
41 posted on 05/15/2010 2:02:42 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: stripes1776; newfreep
If our strongest conservative endorses RINOs like Fiorino and McCain, how conservative is conservative?

You do realize that every politician, including Ronald Reagan, Duncan Hunter, Jim Demint (to name a few) have endorsed people that they did not agree with completely, right?

Can you name just one politician at the national level that has not?

Here is a list of the other endorsements YOU FAILED TO MENTION that Sarah has made of conservatives:

1. Nikki Haley
2. Michelle Bachmann
3. Scott Brown
4. Doug Hoffman
5. Rand Paul
6. Marco Rubio
7. Chris Christie
8. Bob McDonnell
9. Sean Duffy


You have a failed litmus test!
42 posted on 05/15/2010 2:03:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: gunsequalfreedom

“I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered an endorsement to Fiorina. Palin did that all on her own.”

I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered the vice presidency to George Bush I. Reagan did that all on his own.

Palin like Reagan know when it is better for conservative to win an 80% friend than to help elect a 100% enemy. Her endorsements have shown a clear understanding that you will never have a majority unless you coopt the seats that your ideology might never win. It just proves Sarah Palin is far and away the best advocate for conservative victory that we have.

Now go back to DU or KOS - or wherever you came from


43 posted on 05/15/2010 2:05:57 PM PDT by OwatonnaNative
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To: Steelfish; SaraJohnson


And yet, everywhere she goes, she is still selling out every event and she is going everywhere on almost a daily basis.

I wonder who was behind that poll?

Myth Romney, or maybe establishment GOP types who don't like her limited government stance or her strong Pro-life stance?

Something to think about.,
44 posted on 05/15/2010 2:06:59 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: gunsequalfreedom
I hate to say it but it was not the media that offered an endorsement to Fiorina. Palin did that all on her own.

Show me a politician that has not at some point in their political life endorsed someone they did not agree with when there was a better candidate running who could not win.

Please, make your point by supporting your point with history.
45 posted on 05/15/2010 2:09:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Steelfish

This liberal article pulled the same stunt to make their Fiorina criticism, they portrayed this as a race between Fiorina and Devore, the article never lets the reader know that someone else is actually running away with the race.

The name Tom Campbell is never mentioned in this hit piece.


46 posted on 05/15/2010 2:10:11 PM PDT by ansel12 (MITT: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: SoConPubbie

Yep had FR existed in the 1980s, they would have been calling Reagan a Rino as the Dims trashed him from the left.


47 posted on 05/15/2010 2:11:04 PM PDT by JLS (Democrats: People who wont even let you enjoy an unseasonably warm winter day)
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To: pissant

“This author, I believe, is a left wing fool. He makes a
couple legit points but is in lala land for the balance.”

You’ve gotten off track pissant: this thread, like all Sarah Palin threads, isn’t about discussing the article, the issues or conservative activism.
They’re all about feeeeeelings .......


48 posted on 05/15/2010 2:11:51 PM PDT by tumblindice (I don't like Carly or Juan and most conservatives don't.)
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To: SoConPubbie

They’re afraid of her.

She hasn’t run for anything since November of 2008, but they REMAIN afraid of her.

They will CONTINUE to be afraid of her.

I couldn’t be happier.


49 posted on 05/15/2010 2:12:25 PM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: Steelfish
Sarah Palin may endorse a moderate Republican, which conservatives will lament is a RINO or someone who does not pass the X-ray screening one would get at the airport. Those who are ignorant of the workings of a political campaign must not forget that Sarah Palin is building a coalition of Republican supporters beyond her base of populist-conservatives. She is networking and building an army of fellow patriots who know how to make things happen and will put some oars in the water to bring about history. Where Ronald Reagan brought about the collapse of Communism, Sarah Palin is preparing to bring about the collapse of socialism.

Those who want to put up the X-ray scanners up to Sarah Palin to see if she is clean of any liberal WMDs, would you vote for her anyway? Or, do you bite your leg off to cure yourself of a mosquito bite?

Those who focus on Sarah Palin’s coalition building efforts may be trying to derail this effort. This coalition is now bigger than any of us imagine and too strong to oppose the momentum that it has created.

50 posted on 05/15/2010 2:13:36 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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