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Sarah Palin has earned the right to for President
Politico ^ | Thursday December, 2, 2010 | Grover Norquist & Christopher Barron

Posted on 12/02/2010 8:47:36 AM PST by Bigtigermike

To the dismay of all but hard-core political junkies, the endless campaign is a reality of modern politics. With some midterm races still unresolved, voters’ attention is already turned to 2012. And no potential presidential candidate now garners more attention than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Love her or hate her, admire her or fear her, respect her or ridicule her, it seems no one in the chattering class is without an opinion on Palin. Virtually every part of her life is dissected — sometimes by her own choice. Each word is scrutinized, and each misstep — no matter how small — is treated as breaking news.Palin has made clear that she is thinking about running for president. Everyone, from pundits to former first ladies, has weighed in on what she should do. Many urge her not to run.

But if she decides to, Republicans of all stripes should applaud her decision. This isn’t an endorsement of her candidacy. It is, however, an endorsement of her right to participate in the process. 

If we want a GOP nominee prepared for the rough-and-tumble of the general election, then we need a rigorous primary. To ensure we nominate the best our party has to offer, we need as many of our leaders as are willing to throw their hats in the ring. If we want to guarantee that our standard-bearer reflects Republican values and priorities, then we need a diverse field to choose from.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; freepressforpalin; missingrun; obama; palin; palinhaters; sarahpalin
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Palin has earned the right to run if she chooses. Despite the left’s caricature of her, Palin’s résumé more than qualifies her as a top-tier candidate. She brings almost 20 years of public service experience to the table. She has served as city council member, mayor, chairwoman of Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, governor and GOP vice presidential nominee.  
1 posted on 12/02/2010 8:47:40 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
ineluctable

2 posted on 12/02/2010 8:49:45 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Bigtigermike

For me, Sarah Palin was qualified to run for president ever since she turned the age of 35, having been a US citizen for 14 years and been born here in the United States to American parents.


3 posted on 12/02/2010 8:51:04 AM PST by MWS (De duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum. - Thomas a Kempis)
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To: Bigtigermike

Copy. Paste.

;-)


4 posted on 12/02/2010 8:51:11 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic......Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This voter’s attention was turned to 2012 about three years ago.


5 posted on 12/02/2010 8:51:59 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin definitely has the right to run for President, no doubt about it. I would suggest that we not close our eyes to others though. Mike Pence, Chris Christie are just a couple that should also run. During these times, we need to get away from having to choose the best of the worst. We can no longer afford to let the politicians tell us who is going to run. We need to pick the best of the best this time around.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 8:55:18 AM PST by RC2
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To: Bigtigermike; Admin Moderator

Your excellent post is missing a word in the title: “run”, as in “right to run for President.”


7 posted on 12/02/2010 8:56:40 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; Brices Crossroads; trisham
Ping to decent article from Politico (the broken clock site).

If we want a GOP nominee prepared for the rough-and-tumble of the general election, then we need a rigorous primary.

Money sentence.

8 posted on 12/02/2010 8:57:32 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: bgill

I find it really odd that not one candidate has announced yet. I thought after 2006, we were in 2008 campaign mode already (at this time).


9 posted on 12/02/2010 8:57:52 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Bigtigermike

Nobody has the right to be President.

To have the right to run for President, all you have to be is a Natural Born Citizen who is at least 35 years old, been a resident in the United States for 14 years, and not yet been elected to the office twice.

And even those requirements are, apparently, flexible...


10 posted on 12/02/2010 8:58:43 AM PST by Haiku Guy (What we've got here is ... failure to communicate.)
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To: Bigtigermike; AuntB

Grover Norquist. Interesting. It seems Mitty has instructed his minions to appear ‘nice’ and inviting to Sarah. He has some devious strategy with this.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 8:59:41 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Albion Wilde

My computers has Bern acting up lately.....sorry haha!


12 posted on 12/02/2010 8:59:55 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
the right to be president is conferred by the electorate.

Yes, in that sense, she's had it from day one.

13 posted on 12/02/2010 9:00:06 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (every bad idea once seemed good to someone.)
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To: Bigtigermike

NOBODY...
Nobody has said she does not have a right to run.


14 posted on 12/02/2010 9:01:25 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: napscoordinator
I find it really odd that not one candidate has announced yet. I thought after 2006, we were in 2008 campaign mode already (at this time).

Sure, would you announce knowing what happened to Hussein's past opponents and 'fellow' church members?

15 posted on 12/02/2010 9:01:47 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Bigtigermike

The choice will boil down to about 5 or 6 RINO’s and 1 true conservative. I say lets take the chance on a true conservative for once (Sarah P).


16 posted on 12/02/2010 9:02:54 AM PST by Crooked Constituent
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To: bgill

That is a good point.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 9:03:31 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Nepeta; PowerPro; Irish Eyes; Calif4Palin; Jrabbit; t-dude; bgill; OwenKellogg; maggief; ...

((((PING))))

This is very strange coming from Grover Norquist...


18 posted on 12/02/2010 9:04:17 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Albion Wilde

My computers has Bern acting up lately.....sorry haha!


19 posted on 12/02/2010 9:04:26 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Rights are granted by the grace of God—They are not earned.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 9:06:38 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Bigtigermike

LOL!!


21 posted on 12/02/2010 9:07:26 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike
If we want a GOP nominee prepared for the rough-and-tumble of the general election, then we need a rigorous primary

I completely agree, but with the press crowning whoever wins two out of the first three (Iowa, NH, SC), we'll never get one.

22 posted on 12/02/2010 9:08:49 AM PST by Mr. Bird
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To: RC2

Well if Chris Christie wants another 4 years as Governor of NJ, then he should go for it, because like us in NY, they badly need somebody good at the helm. We’re getting Andrew Cuomo.


23 posted on 12/02/2010 9:09:41 AM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Pretty good, coming from Politico...only NO ONE has the right to be president least of all the current one.


24 posted on 12/02/2010 9:11:40 AM PST by dr_who
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Brices Crossroads
This is very strange coming from Grover Norquist...

Who knows what his motives are. Maybe his old Reagan roots are stirring. He did meet her at the recent Newsmax event in FL and appeared at a fundraiser with her.


25 posted on 12/02/2010 9:15:16 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Admin Moderator

Please Add “right to run for President” my mistake


26 posted on 12/02/2010 9:19:11 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Palin should say “Thanks, but no thanks” to this pro-islam activist.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/03/grover_norquists_jihad.html


27 posted on 12/02/2010 9:30:49 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Not at all...he is part of the growing conservative movement that is THROUGH with the Washington Insiders giving us yet another squishy nominee to hold our nose and pull a lever for because it will mean money going to THEIR bloc as opposed to the Dem bloc.

The taxpayers say “ENOUGH”...and since Palin sees it too...SHE IS “SHE WHOSE NAME MUST NOT BE ON THE BALLOT” to the Beltway Elephant herd.

Fie on them...


28 posted on 12/02/2010 9:32:24 AM PST by Keith (We live in an America of National Socialism...sound familiar? It should...)
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To: Bigtigermike
Grover Norquist: Globalist. Reptile.

'Nuff said.

29 posted on 12/02/2010 9:33:32 AM PST by Conservative Tsunami
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To: Bigtigermike

This is why the left keeps trying to destroy her....they know she has the potential of being their president and IF she is The Lord’s pick...there is nothing on earth that will stop her.


30 posted on 12/02/2010 9:35:08 AM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Al B.
“(at CPAC 2010, the) message there was that “real conservatives” don’t support the war
on terror because it is a creation of the “Israeli lobby” — which coalesces with the left-
wing’s new anti-Semitism against neoconservatives. Karen Kwiatkowski is a darling of
both the leftist Huffington Post and the anti-Semitic paleocon site Antiwar.com.

Grover Norquist

…is a board member of the ACU, and from the looks of CPAC’s
covered topics and omission of discussion of jihad, it looks as if he exerts enormous
influence over David Keene, the ACU’s nominal leader. Norquist and his ally Suhail
Khan seem to be in charge at CPAC — no CPAC event goes on that doesn’t reflect their perspective. ….
Grover Norquist’s troubling ties to Islamic supremacists and jihadists have been known
for years. He and his Palestinian wife, Samah Alrayyes, who was director of
communications for his Islamic Free Market Institute until they married in 2005, are very
active in “Muslim outreach.” …..
It was Norquist who ushered these silver-tongued jihadists into the Oval Office after the
worst attack ever on American soil. ….
Grover Norquist was on the jihad payroll before and after the carnage and death of
September 11….
Norquist also introduced Nihad Awad, cofounder and executive director of the Council
on American-Islamic Relations, to President Bush. ….
It is no surprise that CPAC 2010, like CPAC 2009, had nothing addressing the war we
are actually engaged in. This is due to the influence of Norquist, Keene, and Suhail Khan,
a CPAC board member. According to Gaffney, Khan “has repeatedly been a featured
speaker at MSA, ISNA and CAIR events” – that is, Muslim Students Association, Islamic
Society of North America, and Council on American-Islamic Relations, three groups
linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, the international Islamic organization dedicated to
establishing the rule of Islamic law and the subjugation of infidels worldwide.”



CPAC’s Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty – FR

CPAC’s Grover Norquist Joins Obama Push For Illegal Alien Amnesty

31 posted on 12/02/2010 9:36:27 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: Haiku Guy

>> Nobody has the right to be President.

That’s not the title. It’s “right to for” whatever that’s supposed to mean.

Maybe it’s supposed to be: “right to run for”.


32 posted on 12/02/2010 9:39:39 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Haiku Guy
"Nobody has the right to be President.

To have the right to run for President, all you have to be is a Natural Born Citizen who is at least 35 years old, been a resident in the United States for 14 years, and not yet been elected to the office twice.

And even those requirements are, apparently, flexible..."

Bump.

JW

33 posted on 12/02/2010 9:42:17 AM PST by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: onyx

Ping... :)
(PS: Onyx, would you be so kind as to add me to your Palin Ping list?)


34 posted on 12/02/2010 9:47:21 AM PST by LibertyRocks
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To: Keith

“Not at all...he is part of the growing conservative movement”

He is part of the CPAC movement that is trying to destroy the conservative movement.


35 posted on 12/02/2010 9:50:41 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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To: Bigtigermike

The article mentions Iowa, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. Is anyone else here irritated that these small states basically get to choose our nominee for us? By the time we have our primary in Texas, all of the candidates have dropped out except for the guy whose turn it is, ie Juan McCain.

Why couldn’t the primary system be changed to where there were regional primaries? Divide the country into geographical regions. Each geographical region could take their turn being first every four years. The next time it would be last.

Northeast- From Maine south to Virginia, west to West Virginia and Pennsylvania 135 electoral votes

South- North Carolina south to Florida, all the gulf states, Arkansas and Oklahoma 136 electoral votes

Midwest-Ohio south to Tennessee, west to Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas 143 electoral votes

West - Montana south to New Mexico, and all states West, including Alaska and Hawaii. 124 electoral votes

538 votes total (2008 electoral map)

Each region has large states:

Northeast - New York and Pennsylvania
South - Florida and Texas
Midwest-Illinois and Chicago
West - California

Start the primaries March 1 and have one every 6 weeks. The last primary would be 8/15 just in time for the conventions.

Infinitely more fair to the states than the current system.


36 posted on 12/02/2010 9:52:52 AM PST by rwrcpa1 (Let freedom ring!)
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To: LibertyRocks

Hi LibertyRocks,

Delighted to add you, dear frined!

WELCOME!!!


37 posted on 12/02/2010 9:55:53 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Inter-thread poll question:

Which Republican do you think will run as a write-in candidate after Palin wins the Republican nomination:

I'll start.

Romney.

38 posted on 12/02/2010 9:57:13 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Artemis Webb
Nonsense....Former First Lady and Republican matriarch Barbara Bush publicly told an American and Conservative that she should “stay in her own state”.

As has Rove, and the rest of the DC Republicans. Writing articles telling a conservative (in various ways) “how dare you believe you are qualified to run for President...you undereducated snow-billy hick”.

And various Republican blogs, forums, and their (presumed Republican posters)....telling supporters of this possible conservative candidate that they are cultists, loons, wack-jobs, rabid, koolaid drinkers, etc.

Not the Republican Party's finest hour.

And they have probably lost a good 20% of their Republican base members.

Of course...the Republican Party will say good riddance...(finally some honesty).

39 posted on 12/02/2010 9:59:39 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Bigtigermike

How nice of her to say that she has a “right” to run for office. Good grief, she is Constitutionally qualified - that is all the “right” she needs! Idiots!


40 posted on 12/02/2010 10:00:00 AM PST by JaguarXKE (RINOs be gone!)
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To: rwrcpa1

Yes, I know Chicago isn’t a state. I meant Illinois and Ohio.


41 posted on 12/02/2010 10:01:41 AM PST by rwrcpa1 (Let freedom ring!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

BTTT!


42 posted on 12/02/2010 10:06:26 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: onyx

Thanks, onyx. I appreciate it. I need to get “back in the swing” of things... Being offline for a couple months really has me struggling to catch up! LOL


43 posted on 12/02/2010 10:07:02 AM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama, Pro-Palin Gear: http://www.cafepress.com/SarahPalin2012)
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To: LibertyRocks

I hear you on that! Not sure what Sarah Palin is going to do, but she staying very busy and still commanding the headlines!


44 posted on 12/02/2010 10:10:13 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Haiku Guy
not yet been elected to the office twice

Oh no! Don't let Jimah Carter read this.....he may get get an itch!!!

45 posted on 12/02/2010 10:18:57 AM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Skin-color counters are bigots!!!!!!!!!!....(thanks paulycy))
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To: roses of sharon

Re #39:

Sorry but believing that Palin should “stay in her own atate” is not the same as saying “Palin does not have the right to run”. One is an opinion. One is a denial of Constitutional right. There’s a big difference.


46 posted on 12/02/2010 10:28:40 AM PST by Artemis Webb
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To: Texas Eagle
Which Republican do you think will run as a write-in candidate after Palin wins the Republican nomination:

More likely Bloomberg or possibly Mittens, Donald Trump, or some other more (barf) qualified traitor will make a third party run, which would assure a democrat victory, which is the real plan anyway.

47 posted on 12/02/2010 10:35:34 AM PST by itsahoot (We the people allowed Republican leadership to get us here, only God's Grace can get us out.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Strawman.

No one (not supporters or detractors) has said or even intimated that she does not have a constitutional right to run.

48 posted on 12/02/2010 10:39:25 AM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Bigtigermike

Right on! Run Baby Run!


49 posted on 12/02/2010 11:51:28 AM PST by sarah palin rocks
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To: rwrcpa1

rw — Missouri is ALWAYS overlooked. Its like our 11 EV’s don’t mean squat.


50 posted on 12/02/2010 12:47:15 PM PST by misharu (I am an Independent Conservative who caucuses with the Republicans)
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