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Palin Opens Up About Possible 2012 Run, Says She's Willing to 'Give It a Shot'
Fox News ^ | September 17, 2010

Posted on 09/17/2010 2:56:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin may be edging closer to a 2012 presidential run, telling Fox News "I would give it a shot" if the American people think she's "the one."

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for the Reagan Dinner, a big GOP fundraiser in the heart of water-testing country for presidential candidates.

Palin has remained coy about her ambitions, but she elaborated a bit in an interview with Fox News, attaching several conditions to the possibility of a 2012 presidential run.

"If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up, and willing to get back to time-tested truths, and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think I was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course I would give it a shot," she said.

"But I'm not saying that it's me. I know I can certainly make a difference without having a title. I'm having a good time doing exactly that right now."

Palin, a Fox News contributor and best-selling author since leaving the governor's mansion last year, has become one of the Tea Party movement's biggest allies. She's also thrown her clout around in the GOP primary season with a string of endorsements.

She said in February that she'd be "willing" to take on President Obama in two years, and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday he suspects she's testing the water.

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


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Time to get the fundraising machine all oiled up and ready...
1 posted on 09/17/2010 2:56:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll donate.


2 posted on 09/17/2010 2:57:31 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And she is right, she is making a difference.

Thank You Sarah.

3 posted on 09/17/2010 2:58:22 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What time is it?

‘CUDA TIME!!!


4 posted on 09/17/2010 2:59:18 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (BLAMING BUSH NEVER FED A HUNGRY CHILD.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since Obama is a Muslim (see the video of him on ABC NEWS’ This Week from 2008 where he slips up and says “John McCain has not made an issue of my Muslim faith) would he have to “off” himself if a woman beat him in an election?

I think if you are disgraced and defeated by a female in Islam, then you have to “off” yourself but I’m not positive.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 2:59:42 PM PDT by library user
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I would give it a shot"

There she goes again, promoting gun violence...

6 posted on 09/17/2010 3:00:06 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 09/17/2010 3:00:32 PM PDT by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: TheRobb7

Karl Rove and the RNC will go bananas.


8 posted on 09/17/2010 3:01:12 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Between her picks largely winning the primaries, and that statement, the 2010 mid-term general elections could turn into a referendum on Palin 2012.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 3:01:38 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too early Sarah...let they court you. Be coy. Play hard to get.


10 posted on 09/17/2010 3:01:42 PM PDT by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: Zakeet

LOL! and a keeper, right next to the shining shoes one. Thanks!


11 posted on 09/17/2010 3:02:23 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And so continues the SARAHlution!!!! We are taking back our country and Sarah is leading the way!!!! YES WE WILL!!!! YES WE WILL!!!!!! YES WE WILL!!!!!!!!

SAR-AH, 20-12!
SAR-AH, 20-12!
SAR-AH, 20-12!


12 posted on 09/17/2010 3:03:01 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN 2012! AMERICA WILL SHINE AGAIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She has to wait until the beginning of the year. Her Discovery series and FOX gig would be considered illegal. Both end at end of year.


13 posted on 09/17/2010 3:03:36 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: DTogo

no she’s promoting socialism, look at how the said “give”. Its code word


14 posted on 09/17/2010 3:04:30 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I would give it a shot" if the American people think she's "the one."

The keyword in that sentence is "if" but I for one believe she truly is "the one".

15 posted on 09/17/2010 3:05:28 PM PDT by McGruff (Rebellion is Brewing! Just Vote the Bums Out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
YOU ARE THE ONE!
16 posted on 09/17/2010 3:05:41 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Partly I would say don’t because of what the other side will do to her, but they will anyway.


17 posted on 09/17/2010 3:06:23 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She did that ages ago, sarahpac

anyway...

RUN SARAH RUN!


18 posted on 09/17/2010 3:07:20 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Expect her to be unloaded upon by the regulars of both parties.

If you guys think this is anything new. This is from 1999 and recalling 1996.


The GOP’s two-faced approach to third-party politics

By Peter Dominic
web posted September 6, 1999

Have you heard these words before?

“I could not support him and I will not support him. But don’t worry, he won’t be the nominee. If he is the nominee, there will be a third party”

Strong words, are they not? The average Republican might guess that these are the words of Senator Bob Smith or Pat Buchanan, and that the subject of the threat is George W. Bush.

Guess again. That divisive and hell-to-pay language sprang from the jowls of William Bennett not long ago. The unofficial spokesman of the GOP (and others like him) repeated this threat many times before there was a clear winner during that primary season. The year was 1996, and the subject of Bennett’s scorn was, of course, that pesky conservative Pat Buchanan. (American Political Network; 2/28/1996)

During these times of coalition-building and third-party fever, Republicans are wringing their hands and cursing conservatives. Republican leaders are worried that all this bickering about inconvenient principles will break up of the Republican Party...and indirectly secure a victory for a different power-structure.

Rest of article at http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0999thirdparty.htm


19 posted on 09/17/2010 3:08:45 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: nhwingut

lol

no they wouldn’t

ROFL

you telling me a candidate can’t have a job?

ROFL


20 posted on 09/17/2010 3:09:02 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

21 posted on 09/17/2010 3:09:26 PM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Drango

You can be too coy. There’s money to raise, state party organizations to court. Mario Cuomo and Fred Thompson played it coy too. I trust her instincts on this.


22 posted on 09/17/2010 3:09:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“RUN SARAH RUN!”

AMEN!!!!!!

RUN SARAH RUN!
RUN SARAH RUN!
BOLD AND BRIGHT, A RISING STAR, FROM THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN,
A NATION IN NEED IS LOOKING FOR YOU TO RUN.....
SARAH RUN!


23 posted on 09/17/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 (PALIN 2012! AMERICA WILL SHINE AGAIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s running. My hope is that she announces November 3rd. It would make Christmas especially sweet.


24 posted on 09/17/2010 3:10:51 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most of us have noticed that Sarah was doing the heavy lifting when most of her high profile prospective opponents were either MIA (Mitt), trying to take credit after the fact (Huck) or actively working with the enemy (Newt).
25 posted on 09/17/2010 3:12:27 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That works for me. W00t!


26 posted on 09/17/2010 3:12:37 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Man, heads are going to be exploding EVERYWHERE! We are living through remarkable times.....take a moment everyone...and think about it!


27 posted on 09/17/2010 3:12:40 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Profitmaking is a VIRTUE, not a Vice.)
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To: nhwingut
Correct. I'm guessing she announces sometime in February or after. Not before. It would actually be wise for the new congress she'll help choose to have a real accomplishment under their belt before making a formal announcement.

Defunding ObamaCare would be a great start.

28 posted on 09/17/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: goodnesswins

Definetly we are witnessing history.


29 posted on 09/17/2010 3:16:57 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin should stay where she is. I'll only vote for her over Romney, Huck, or someone like that.

No 2008 retreads. Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, and Haley Barbour would get my vote before Palin.

30 posted on 09/17/2010 3:17:11 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: Michael Barnes

I will contribute, too. More than I’ve given to any cause since my church re-roofed their building. I will bring forth lots of bucks to get the word out about this righteous lady.


31 posted on 09/17/2010 3:17:11 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (There is no "common good" which minimizes or sacrifices the individual. --Walter Scott Hudson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear Lord, I hope it’s true.

Just as Carter resulted in Reagan, maybe Obama will result in Palin.


32 posted on 09/17/2010 3:17:28 PM PDT by Terabitten ("Don't retreat. RELOAD!!" -Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she runs she’ll be the first person since Ronald Reagan worthy of a donation. Let’s roll.


33 posted on 09/17/2010 3:19:14 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Darren McCarty
lol

Do you really think ANY of those guys could fill a stadium like Palin?

....

Didn't think so. If Palin runs, she wins, unless for some unknown reason she bombs in the debates.

34 posted on 09/17/2010 3:20:17 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Drango
Too early Sarah...let they court you. Be coy. Play hard to get.

Exactly what she is doing...no firm commitment; but the 'hint' of a run will have the lame stream media peeing in their pants for weeks...get the popcorn, folks.

35 posted on 09/17/2010 3:21:43 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow! This is exciting!


36 posted on 09/17/2010 3:21:47 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: goodnesswins

The election is two years out and in Presidential politics two years is a minimum to get the job done.


37 posted on 09/17/2010 3:22:18 PM PDT by Flint
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To: Michael Barnes

I’ll donate.... LOTS and I’ll support her 1000% IF and only if she is willing to be the Barracuda she says she is. That means she has to go after Odumba$$ with a vengeance. Expose him, criticize him, mock him.


38 posted on 09/17/2010 3:22:51 PM PDT by mojitojoe ("Ridicule is man's most potent weapon" Saul Alinsky... I will take Odungo's mentors advice)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she runs I will donate to her, help raise money for her, do everything I can to help her win. She will make a GREAT President..I would love for her to say after she wins that she has to fix all the crap that she “Inherited from Obama” that outta get the media crapping in their pants


39 posted on 09/17/2010 3:23:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah, you have to give it more than a shot. Do not sound as though the fire isn’t in the belly.

This comment sounds like Fred.


40 posted on 09/17/2010 3:23:55 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Time to remember we have 2+ years to go, haven’t even gotten past nOvember yet....let's say we see what happens first?

Two years is a huge leap into the future, no eggs in any basket yet....not here anyway.

41 posted on 09/17/2010 3:24:00 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremest use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: True Grit

They WILL sandbag her. We have the proof of that.


42 posted on 09/17/2010 3:24:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: TexasFreeper2009
I think Pence could fill a stadium, but we don't need stadium fillers and cults of personality. We need competent administrators who won't quit 2.5 years on the job.

We don't need a Republican Obama (although she's more qualified than Obama by far as he'd be a coffee gopher where I work.) We need the anti-Obama who oozes competence in day to day operations.

Deeds, not words.

43 posted on 09/17/2010 3:25:20 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, there are two years between now and the next presidential election and a lot could happen. I don't think Obama and the Democrats are just going to roll over and play dead if Republicans sweep the mid-term election, as I hope and expect they will. Even so, Obama's destructive, hard-left policies and well-deserved sinking popularity along with the faltering economy and the feeling among many Americans that 'things just aren't right' could propel Sarah Palin into the White House in the 2012 election, so I hope she runs.

The other 'prospective' Republican presidential candidates have been invisible and don't inspire anyone. Frankly, they are old school, go-along-get-along Republicans, for the most part, and their day has passed. Sara Palin is the face of the Republican future; conservative, authentic and charismatic. Did I mention 'conservative'...the key word, here. I hope Sarah Palin runs for president in 2012. I'll support her and I'll vote for her. We need this woman in the White House.

44 posted on 09/17/2010 3:25:33 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Darren McCarty

She didn’t run for president in 2008 like Myth Romney and Gomer Huckleberry, she was chosen as the VP nominee by the 2008 presidential nominee, so she’s not a “retread” as you put it, so you can get behind her, based on your statement. Messrs. Pence, Daniels and Barbour aren’t in the running and aren’t likely to be.


45 posted on 09/17/2010 3:26:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Exactly.

She’s doing so well now — why upset the apple cart?

I love and would support her, but just DREAD the media circus that will ensue. I am only being honest about that.


46 posted on 09/17/2010 3:28:01 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is strong conservative woman. There is no other person in the Republican camp who can draw attention and crowds like she can. I’m liking what I see from her. As it stands today, no one comes close to her.


47 posted on 09/17/2010 3:29:10 PM PDT by vortigern
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To: LibsRJerks

Not exactly what I meant but your point is well taken too.


48 posted on 09/17/2010 3:31:36 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Moderates manipulate, extremest use violence, but the goal is the same.)
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To: Drango

“Too early Sarah...let they court you. Be coy. Play hard to get.”

I agree. She should hold off for awhile. It is to early.


49 posted on 09/17/2010 3:31:42 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Zakeet

ROTFLMAO!!


50 posted on 09/17/2010 3:33:19 PM PDT by gatorhead
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