Skip to comments.Possible Running Mates for Sarah Palin in 2012 Presidential Election
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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Big grain of salt needed.
Palin / West ‘12
Grain of salt the size of an F-150 required.
Rand Paul would be excellent.
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” ;)
I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.
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.
From Dole's wildly successful '96 campaign? Great.
Unfortunately, I agree.
So you’ll let the media, DNC, Hollywood, nutroots, academia and Obots make your decisions for you? Thats sad.
In some quarters it would hurt. I disagree with you by the way.
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.
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.
Oh, please.. yer killin' me here.
Big grain. Frankly, I don’t even think she’s going to run.
So who’s next?
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?
Bachmann, DeMint, Palin (in alphabetical order :). Any prez/vp combo from those three would be exceptionally good for our country.
Mary Fallin, governor of Oklahoma.
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.
BARF. I'd rather give up Texas.
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.
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?
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.
...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.
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
That's the ticket!
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have just come to see it as some things exacerbate some peoples' latent mental illness and let it go at that....
Palin/Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Palin / John Bolton ‘12
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.
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.