Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's Iowa trip points to 2012 presidential run
Posted on 09/12/2010 5:31:46 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
There are boxes that US presidential hopefuls have to tick early. They have to start building a campaign team, albeit discreetly. They have to set up a fundraising machine. And they have to visit Iowa, the small but politically crucial state that traditionally kicks off a White House run.
Sarah Palin has ticked the first two and on Friday will tick the third when she is the main speaker at a $100-a-seat Republican dinner in Des Moines, Iowa. The party's sole superstar has not yet said whether she will seek the nomination to take on Barack Obama in 2012. But all the indications point to a run, and Friday's visit is the biggest sign yet.
Democrats may detest her, and so does the Republican establishment, for her perceived lack of sophistication and polarising effect on the electorate. But neither will make the choice in the Iowa caucus. The party activists will, and they are shifting behind her. Long before the contest has formally begun, Palin is fast on the way to becoming unstoppable.
Marilea David, a lifelong Republican, is typical of the fan base, seeing in Palin an alternative to the old-boy network. "I think she is great. She is the only person I am excited about just now," David said over coffee in west Des Moines.
"She is fiscally conservative. She married her husband for love, not money. She does not have perfect kids, which is big for me. She has been totally vetted by the liberal media and they did not come up with anything other than she is a 'hick'."
David, 52, who runs her own home tutoring business, will not be attending Friday's dinner. "I am a broke Republican. But if she runs, I will give her my time. I would love to campaign for her."
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The questions are: How do the majority of non-leftist voters, successfully, make sure that an actual conservative is the final choice for POTUS, in ‘12 and beyond, and how do the majority of non-leftist voters, successfully, make sure that all RINO candidates, at every political level, are continuously defeated in all future elections?
Is there a reason you’re using a photo that includes the phrase “breast implants” in its file name? I’m not even sure it’s Palin in the photo; it doesn’t look like her to me.
The establishment elite and professional politicians that have not led because they were afraid to stick their necks out now increasingly find themselves set upon a new landscape -they are no longer able to duck for cover and equivocate safely knowing the establishment has their backs -they will have to make a choice -follow, or get out of the way OTHERWISE they will get their *sses handed to them by the people...
Romney won’t be “a battle”, because Mitt is a RINO as well as helped create socialized health care in Massachusetts: RomneyCare. RomneyCare, with all of its past, present, and future problems, will defeat any chances for a Romney victory in any future political race.
It's definitely Palin. ;o)
She, STILL, looks pretty.
I don’t want ANY luck to ever be given to ANY LEFTIST POLITICIAN!
Onyx, if you like, you can use this link instead for the picture...
Sounds like Ronald Reagan...in 1979.
I share your thoughts and pray your prayers. She’s the one, if voters will one come to the very same realization.
Thanks, sweet you!
The Obama Wreckage has a problem. They are right were they worked to be.
I dont want ANY luck to ever be given to ANY LEFTIST POLITICIAN!
You are right. Let me rephrase: Good luck in your personal lives socialists, but your ideology is a failure . . .
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Too Close to Call in Delaware
It looks like theres a real possibility of a major upset in the Delaware Senate primary on Tuesday night, with insurgent conservative Christine ODonnell leading longtime Congressman and Governor Mike Castle 47-44. That 3 point lead is well within the polls margin of error.
If Castle is indeed defeated Tuesday night it will be yet another sign that conservatives have a strangle hold on the Republican Party and moderates may or may not be welcome anymore. Castle has an overwhelming 69-21 lead with moderate voters but they only make up 33% of the likely primary electorate. ODonnell has a 62-31 lead with conservatives thats more than enough to propel her to the overall lead.
As much as I don’t trust PPP, I think there’s a real possibility that Christine will win. Thanks!!!
Eh, you’re right, that is Todd...so it makes sense that it’s Sarah.
The Brits see it but many here in the U.S. and even on this forum are willfully blind.