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Possible Running Mates for Sarah Palin in 2012 Presidential Election
Yahoo! News Weekend Edition ^ | February 13, 2011 | William Browning

Posted on 02/13/2011 1:38:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The race for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is becoming more concrete. GOP candidates made their pitches to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 10-12 and a straw poll of attendees was taken. The Washington Post reports Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won the poll, with about 30 percent of the 3,742 ballots cast.

The poll doesn't say much as not one candidate received more votes than the other. Some of the biggest news from the weekend came from former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin and she didn't even attend the conference. Palin hired former Bob Dole campaigner Michael Glassner as her chief of staff, signaling a possible run for the White House.

Now the speculation and discourse about Palin's politics will continue and gradually build to a formal announcement running for president (or not). Who would be Palin's ideal running mate should she win the Republican nomination? Here are some suggestions based upon traditional party tickets and even some like-minded individuals who would serve Republicans well in 2012.

Ron Paul would be ideal since he is from a southern state and can get a lot of voters in the huge Lone Star state. He could also galvanize more tea party voters and convince independents who lean to the right that Palin is a good idea. Paul will be 76 when the 2012 presidential election happens and then 80 when a potential first term is over. At least he'll only be vice president, but Paul will serve as a foil to Palin's youthful exuberance.

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is an excellent choice for Palin....

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William Browning is a research librarian specializing in U.S. politics. Born in St. Louis, Browning is active in local politics and served as a campaign volunteer for President Barack Obama and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Big grain of salt needed.

1 posted on 02/13/2011 1:38:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin / West ‘12


2 posted on 02/13/2011 1:40:38 PM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Grain of salt the size of an F-150 required.


3 posted on 02/13/2011 1:41:37 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rand Paul would be excellent.


4 posted on 02/13/2011 1:42:54 PM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Crim
If Sarah does not run ....will she be somebodies VP
5 posted on 02/13/2011 1:43:20 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Crim
Any combination of Palin, West, and Bachmann will be great.
6 posted on 02/13/2011 1:43:37 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The speech yesterday only had me more convinced. Rep. Allen West.

At this point I have a feeling that its only a four year term and West runs in her stead in 2016...I see her now as a necessary transitional leader who will give the four years everything she’s got and leave the country in his steady hands.

In some ways a “quitter” ;)


7 posted on 02/13/2011 1:44:02 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.


8 posted on 02/13/2011 1:44:19 PM PST by paul544
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally I would love to see a Palin/West ticket. I believe they are our only hope to getting America back to where we should be.


9 posted on 02/13/2011 1:44:35 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Hell really is a bottomless pit of fire. Which side of the line are you going to choose? Palin/West)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin hired former Bob Dole campaigner Michael Glassner as her chief of staff

From Dole's wildly successful '96 campaign? Great.

10 posted on 02/13/2011 1:45:59 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: paul544

Unfortunately, I agree.


11 posted on 02/13/2011 1:46:26 PM PST by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Now the speculationsmears and discoursefabrications about Palin's politics will continue."

Fixed.

12 posted on 02/13/2011 1:46:45 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: paul544

So you’ll let the media, DNC, Hollywood, nutroots, academia and Obots make your decisions for you? Thats sad.


13 posted on 02/13/2011 1:47:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: paul544
I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.

In some quarters it would hurt. I disagree with you by the way.

14 posted on 02/13/2011 1:47:48 PM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is obsessed with her picking a VP from the South.

She won’t need help carrying the South.

I’m hard pressed to think of any Republican needing help down here.

I believe that this election will be won in the Midwest.


15 posted on 02/13/2011 1:48:20 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The race for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is becoming more concrete”

Sorry, No personal insult is intended ...but I call total BS on this article.

...even a giant grain of salt is far too little for the tripe that the msm attempts to spin as to current “winners and loosers” on the Republican side, before anyone (other than Herman Cain) has actually formally declared.

16 posted on 02/13/2011 1:48:22 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ron Paul would be ideal

Oh, please.. yer killin' me here.

17 posted on 02/13/2011 1:49:04 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big grain. Frankly, I don’t even think she’s going to run.

So who’s next?


18 posted on 02/13/2011 1:49:30 PM PST by livius
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To: paul544

How hard is it to understand that she wouldn’t be attacked like she has been, if the bad guys didn’t fear her? Why do they fear her, if she’s unelectable?


19 posted on 02/13/2011 1:49:34 PM PST by 3niner (When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bachmann, DeMint, Palin (in alphabetical order :). Any prez/vp combo from those three would be exceptionally good for our country.


20 posted on 02/13/2011 1:50:43 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Palin/Kasich? Palin/Branstad?


21 posted on 02/13/2011 1:51:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Mary Fallin, governor of Oklahoma.


22 posted on 02/13/2011 1:52:21 PM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

23 posted on 02/13/2011 1:52:44 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PALIN/BACHMAN

unbeatable ticket


24 posted on 02/13/2011 1:55:52 PM PST by Mr. K ("Diversity is an obstacle to be overcome, not a goal to be achieved" -Ann Coulter)
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To: VRWCTexan

I agree, the whole article is just plain silly. C-PAC has just proven it’s own irrelevancy. The behavior of the Libertarians, meaning their treatment of Cheney and Rumsfeld, not the Gay Party, simply highlighted the important differences between the Libertarians and the conservatives.

C-PAK had their own little coming out party last week and it wasn’t a pretty sight. The fact that it occurred in the middle of the Egyptian crisis only served to re-inforce the important differences that the Libertarians have with conservatives. The Paulers have more respect and concern for the Muslims than they do the Israelis, and that is an insurmountable difference.


25 posted on 02/13/2011 1:56:39 PM PST by Eva
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono
How about Palin/Gilliam, or better yet, if Michael agrees to run, Palin/Palin?!
26 posted on 02/13/2011 1:57:37 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ScottinVA
Research is our friend. His credentials have been posted several times on FR since this was announced.
27 posted on 02/13/2011 1:58:01 PM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ron Paul would be ideal since he is from a southern state and can get a lot of voters in the huge Lone Star state...

BARF. I'd rather give up Texas.

28 posted on 02/13/2011 1:58:12 PM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie enough times some people will come to believe it.)
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To: Hojczyk
If Sarah does not run ....will she be somebodies VP

I don't see Palin agreeing to run for the second spot on anyone's ticket again. She's running to be at the head of the ballot.

29 posted on 02/13/2011 1:58:48 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: ops33
Mary Fallin, governor of Oklahoma.

I'm not familiar with the lady, and I confess to being a bit confused.

Are you suggesting that she would be a good running mate, or that she would have trouble running in the South?

30 posted on 02/13/2011 2:00:20 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: 3niner

Why do they fear her.

Because if she runs, she will inspire hundreds of credible Tea-Party minded primary candidates to run in GOP primaries, as well.

We have already witnessed what 87 new GOP congressmen can do.

Imagine what another 40 newbee’s in the house and 5 or 6 more in the senate will do.

Regardless of how she personally does in the primaries.
So, it depends on one’s definition of winning.


31 posted on 02/13/2011 2:00:22 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: paul544
If you like her soooo much why can't you spell her name right?
32 posted on 02/13/2011 2:00:51 PM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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To: paul544

...I agree...she’s appealing but not the right choice...we need a real gut fighter this go around....nevermind trying to find a Reaganesque candidate....we need a Nixon...a real hard baller...Islam is coming.


33 posted on 02/13/2011 2:04:18 PM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ron Paul would be ideal since he is from a southern state and can get a lot of voters in the huge Lone Star state.


Maybe William Browning should take a few moments and review the electoral results in Texas for Ron Paul when he’s made statewide runs. He’s a joke in a statewide race. However I don’t really think it matters who would be the VP nominee as Texas will vote in the GOP column for President and a win is all that is needed to secure the Texas EC votes. A Paul landslide isn’t necessary...LOL


34 posted on 02/13/2011 2:04:44 PM PST by deport
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To: Crim
Palin / West ‘12

That's the ticket!

35 posted on 02/13/2011 2:04:50 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: McGruff

Quadruple Barf......


36 posted on 02/13/2011 2:05:07 PM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Rubio would also help carry the all-important state of Florida. He is 39 years old and would have just as much energy and spark to run a campaign along with Palin. The downside is that he, like Palin, doesn’t have much experience in actual politics.”
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Not much experience in actual politics? What planet has this ignorant Obama voter been living on? Palin has 19 years experience in local, state and national politics, including everything from city council to running for vice president and running a very successful PAC (that got a lot of conservatives elected in 2010). Rubio, despite his relative youth, has over 12 years experience, also at all levels of politics- local, state and national.

- JP


37 posted on 02/13/2011 2:06:45 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: paul544

At least you got Jesus Christ’s name right.

But if you can’t even spell Sarah right you won’t give yourself much credibility ‘round here.


38 posted on 02/13/2011 2:06:45 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: Revolting cat!

Terry Gilliam renounced his U.S. citizenship in ‘06, and he’d probably have run afoul of the residency requirement anyway. Michael Palin as a native-born Yorkshireman was right out already.


39 posted on 02/13/2011 2:06:51 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: Eva

Of the 5 ro 6 speakers I heard - only Mitch Daniels actually laid out proposals for gov’t spending reforms - including SS and Medicare. Others just poked fun at Obama.

The red ink he termed the “new red menace”


40 posted on 02/13/2011 2:07:27 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, but those same people managed to drive Bush’s approval numbers to the low 30’s and guaranteed the election of 0bama. Unfortunately sometimes good people get a raw deal. Obama will still be liked by 50% of the people. Whoever beats him will have to at least as personally popular.


41 posted on 02/13/2011 2:07:55 PM PST by paul544
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
These "let's slam Sarah some more" posts are really getting old.

I'm almost to the point of hoping she doesn't run - for the sake of her family and her safety.

Of course, if she doesn't, I hope those whose hobby it is to slam her daily have really enjoyed obama these past years, cause you're gonna get him again...for four more.

She is the only one in the field that would cause a landslide turnout of conservatives. We who follow this stuff daily know about all of the other 'possibles' but the general public just doesn't have the time to research every possible candidate.

It's going to come down to name recognition, and Sarah is the only one out of the possibles who has that right now.

When I think about her running, I'm ready to go vote right now...if she doesn't run, my enthusiasm is going to be a lot less...like voting for John McCain last time.

But there is no point in all of the bickering about it; pick an election bush/clinton...bush/gore....bush/kerry...obama/mccain; it doesn't matter, if we could go back dig out the posts from those we'd see that only the names have changed.

So Sarah, save yourself the hassle...but the day he announces that she is NOT running, watch the focus shift instantly to the next perceived "threat" to the RINO's and the dems. You will mostly likely see Sarah fade into oblivion.

But that doesn't mean YOUR candidate will rise to the top because of it...just sayin'
42 posted on 02/13/2011 2:09:26 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a hugh Palin supporter (I’m series), I was excited about West. Do not think I am our to trash him, but read about him on wikipedia. There was an incident in Iraq. He had to retire. I hate even pointing it out because I loved his q and a at cpac and I’m not a concern troll btw. He may be great, I like him, but as a military guy the media will make a big deal that he is quick to anger or quick on the trigger (as in the incident mentioned). They’ll turn it into Abu Grahb (sp). Willing to be talked down about West, I like him.

But I agree that Pallin will have to have someone versed in foreign affairs if she runs...like Bolton.


43 posted on 02/13/2011 2:09:26 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Sorry, I’m suggesting she would make a good running mate. Solid conservative, experienced in both state and national politics. Oklahoma can be considered a western state, a southern state or a mid-western state.


44 posted on 02/13/2011 2:10:12 PM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Revolting cat!

As long as we’re talking about funny men with British accents, it’s a shame Mark Steyn isn’t eligible. (Toronto-born and still a Canadian citizen.) He’d be as funny as Joe Biden, except intentionally.


45 posted on 02/13/2011 2:13:15 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: FrankR
These "let's slam Sarah some more" posts are really getting old. I'm almost to the point of hoping she doesn't run - for the sake of her family and her safety.

I have just come to see it as some things exacerbate some peoples' latent mental illness and let it go at that....

46 posted on 02/13/2011 2:16:42 PM PST by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: RichInOC

Palin/Sheriff Joe Arpaio


47 posted on 02/13/2011 2:17:32 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin / John Bolton ‘12


48 posted on 02/13/2011 2:18:25 PM PST by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: deport

With the support of the Ron Paul Texas juggernaut, Debra Medina couldn’t get past Perry or Kay Bailey in the gubernatorial primaries.

Paul would drag down any ticket he is on in a state-wide Texas race...outside of maybe his own district.


49 posted on 02/13/2011 2:20:18 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Josh Painter
I agree on both points about Palin and Rubio experience.

I wish people would leave My Senator Rubio alone,he has only been a Senator for a Month FGS. We would appreciate it if he be allowed to work for us Floridians. This insanity has been going on for the last eight Months. We worked very hard for Marco against CC,and it was an uphill battle. Let Marco and his supporters catch our breath. Defeating Senile Bill Nelson is our next battle.

50 posted on 02/13/2011 2:20:41 PM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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