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Sarah Palin Suggests Things Might Have Been Better For GOP Had She Been On Top Of Ticket In ‘08
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Posted on 03/20/2011 7:05:46 AM PDT by Ira_Louvin

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin suggested Republicans would have fared better in 2008 had she, not John McCain, been the messenger of change for the GOP. “I wasn’t at the top of the ticket, remember?”

Speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, Palin was asked why Republicans were unable to defeat Barack Obama in 2008. Palin told Aroon Purie, editor of India Today that Obama was able to cast himself as the change candidate, and that things might have gone differently had she been the GOP’s presidential candidate. Palin did not suggest that she should have been the nominee.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin suggested Republicans would have fared better in 2008 had she, not John McCain, been the messenger of change for the GOP. “I wasn’t at the top of the ticket, remember?”

Speaking at the India Today Conclave in New Delhi, Palin was asked why Republicans were unable to defeat Barack Obama in 2008. Palin told Aroon Purie, editor of India Today that Obama was able to cast himself as the change candidate, and that things might have gone differently had she been the GOP’s presidential candidate. Palin did not suggest that she should have been the nominee.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; india; indiatodayconclave; johnmccain; mccain; obama; palin; sarahpalin; sarapalin; teaparty
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We can fix that little problem in 2012!!!!
1 posted on 03/20/2011 7:05:51 AM PDT by Ira_Louvin
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To: Ira_Louvin

Pride cometh before a fall.


2 posted on 03/20/2011 7:08:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Ira_Louvin
Run Sarah, Run!!
3 posted on 03/20/2011 7:08:43 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: Ira_Louvin

The understatement of the frickin’ Century. LOL Besides I like girls on top.


4 posted on 03/20/2011 7:09:51 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Ira_Louvin

Well duh,Sarah!


5 posted on 03/20/2011 7:11:20 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("WARNING" -Sarah Palin is a very dangerous woman--she defends herself when attacked.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Snide cometh before appall.
6 posted on 03/20/2011 7:11:24 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: Ira_Louvin
"Sarah Palin Suggests Things Might Have Been Better For GOP Had She Been On Top Of Ticket In ‘08"

"Palin did not suggest that she should have been the nominee."

The article seems confused.

7 posted on 03/20/2011 7:12:42 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Sacajaweau

This article is an absolute misrepresentation of what she said. Another example of how the media takes her words and puts their interpretation in as fact...she did not indicate this...she made the statement essentially that Obama indicated change and people were wanting change...the reference was that she ran on the need for change also so why didn’t she win the election and she replied she wasn’t the head of the ticket but that she didn’t mean she should have been. Actually....SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN!


8 posted on 03/20/2011 7:12:45 AM PDT by imfrmdixie ("We are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and a servant's heart" S.P)
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To: Sacajaweau

Please! It was a joke - nothing more than that.


9 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:05 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Ira_Louvin

I am sure if Sarah had been the Candidate she wouldn’t have said that Obama would make a great President, like Dudley McCain stated.


10 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Ira_Louvin
Obama won because they have "blocks"....Blacks, hispanics, women, seniors...basically the needy AND THE UNIONS. Obama did the exact same thing as Hitler...promised them everything.

In working households, I see it over and over...women cancelling hubby's vote, whole familes of gimmees running to the polls.

11 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Ira_Louvin

Come on, Mc Cain would have gone down like Mondale and Mc Govern had he not had Palin on the ticket. Mc Cain was boring, boring, boring and his campaign became energized once Palin got into the picture. Most were voting for her not Mccain, if anything Mc Cain kept most voters home.


12 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: Sacajaweau

They are taking her context for a little dosey doe.


13 posted on 03/20/2011 7:13:52 AM PDT by Sarah-bot
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To: imfrmdixie

Go back to Bubba...His campaign was “Change”...


14 posted on 03/20/2011 7:14:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

yeah that’s sounding a bit cocky if you ask me. And so far Sarah Palin is one I’ve been looking at as the most possible GOP candidate.


15 posted on 03/20/2011 7:15:36 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Ira_Louvin

I had a feeling some statement like that would come out before too long.


16 posted on 03/20/2011 7:16:24 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Ira_Louvin

2012 CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH!!


17 posted on 03/20/2011 7:16:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: Sacajaweau

I seen the lady on the Land O’ Lakes Butter and you are not her.


18 posted on 03/20/2011 7:17:06 AM PDT by Sarah-bot
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To: 70th Division

Lol, you dirty dawg you!!! =)


19 posted on 03/20/2011 7:17:44 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: 70th Division

I agree, it is more ergonomic.


20 posted on 03/20/2011 7:18:44 AM PDT by Sarah-bot
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To: Sacajaweau

You obviously did not see the interview.


21 posted on 03/20/2011 7:18:49 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Joke or not... these headlines in FR show in Google results. Could turn off a lot of future Palin voters.

I get it though. Posting such titles to get a response from the anti-Palin Freepers. It's funny now but...

as I said, these titles show up in Google results and most Americans get their news from titles only.

No wonder so many people think of Palin like they do. It's a shame. Up to now Palin is probably the best GOP candidate we have.

22 posted on 03/20/2011 7:20:52 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Sarah-bot

I can’t wait for the RINO’s to start on her about what I thought was the key quote of the interview when she said something like most of the GOP has the fighting insticts of sheep.


23 posted on 03/20/2011 7:21:28 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

If it were not for Sarah, I was planning on writing in Fred Thompson.

I could not just stay home and not participate...although some might see my “write in” as a throw away, which I do not.

I went and pulled that lever for Sarah....and Sarah alone.


24 posted on 03/20/2011 7:22:15 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: imfrmdixie

bttt


25 posted on 03/20/2011 7:22:49 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Tax " ~ Gagdad Bob)
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To: Ira_Louvin

Better, yes, but Hussein would have still won. The cult of deception was deep.


26 posted on 03/20/2011 7:22:58 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sacajaweau

Hindsight is 20/20. She might be prideful, only time will tell, but she is right about this one.


27 posted on 03/20/2011 7:23:03 AM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Ira_Louvin

Oh, please. A name from out of the ether was going to change it all. Sound familiar????


28 posted on 03/20/2011 7:23:37 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: tsowellfan
"yeah that’s sounding a bit cocky if you ask me."

Fine, I will ask you.....have you seen the actual sit down Q & A? Your response seems to indicate NO.

29 posted on 03/20/2011 7:24:47 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: Happy Rain
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30 posted on 03/20/2011 7:25:08 AM PDT by Ira_Louvin (Go tell them people lost in sin, Theres a higher power ,They need not fear the works of men.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Exactly - pretty scary to think of the tipping point we are near, where >50% of the country thinks it’s OK to be a parasite and vote in the Dims that make it possible. Hard to recover from that.


31 posted on 03/20/2011 7:26:23 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: 70th Division
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32 posted on 03/20/2011 7:26:51 AM PDT by Ira_Louvin (Go tell them people lost in sin, Theres a higher power ,They need not fear the works of men.)
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To: Ira_Louvin

A very effective article. It does exactly what the writer intended; damage Palin by getting Conservatives fighting with each while liberals laugh their asses off. Just read some of the comments posted at the site. It is deliberately ambiguous about what she said and the context. It just convinces me the left is absolutely terrified by the prospect of her running.


33 posted on 03/20/2011 7:28:31 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: NoGrayZone

Regardless of her place on the ticket the Republicans chose poorly and offered Americans yet another in a long line of RINOS. McCain couldn’t get my vote, so how in the hell could Republicans expect that he would capture any Reagan Dems? Sarah’s observation is dead-on, yet again.


34 posted on 03/20/2011 7:28:50 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: 70th Division

LOL Michelle Bachmann is more my type for top.
God, McCain reeked!
The only way he got what he did was that Obama Hussein really was nobody at all.

Not knocking Sarah. - She would have my vote!


35 posted on 03/20/2011 7:30:18 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: HMS Surprise

Actually, it wasn’t just the Republicans. Are we not an “open” primary?

We need to close that gap so that actual Republicans CAN choose our own candidate.


36 posted on 03/20/2011 7:31:44 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: mazda77

>she said something like most of the GOP has the fighting insticts of sheep.

Thats kind of mean to say about sheep!


37 posted on 03/20/2011 7:32:29 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Ira_Louvin
As much as I love Sarah, obama as the product of a "perfect storm", I don't think anyone would have beat him in '08.

There were too many mechanisms in place for obama to NOT win, and whether fair or foul, they apexed simultaneously and gave us all a goon for a president.

And now that he's won - and stashed a good wad of TARP money back for re-election - he could pull it off again if we don't show up en masse and push him back to kenya.

But, if he wins again, America is done - at least the America we all know; But America will resemble Cuba more than it will resemble Europe. And obama will resemble Castro more than Jimmy Carter (or any of the other past presidents he's tried to tie his wagon too).

It's going to take a real wallbanger to excite the base, and people like Romney, Huckaby, and Newt just won't do it...it will be "mccain" all over again. They're peas in a pod.

There's a lot more than just the budget to straighten out and undo, and we need someone with the nerve to do it; it doesn't look like John "bob dole" Boeher is going to be up to the job, they've already neutered Darrell Issa. The Congressmen and women with the courage and the ideas are being held at bay by the good ol' boys while the democrats act like they are still in the majority and run the show.

And we were so sure they would get a handle on things, huh? But there is proof right there why the election MUST be a slam-dunk in 2012...there must be no question what the mandate is and whom we have chosen to carry it out.

I believe Palin in one, based on her courage alone.
38 posted on 03/20/2011 7:32:55 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: bill1952

Actually that’s my new tagline!


39 posted on 03/20/2011 7:33:33 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: mazda77

They will probably say that Palin said most Republicans help sheep through the fence.


40 posted on 03/20/2011 7:36:23 AM PDT by Sarah-bot
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To: Ira_Louvin

Well, Sarah forgot to tell J.D. Hayworth that message.


41 posted on 03/20/2011 7:37:48 AM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: Sacajaweau

They shouldn’t be allowed to vote if they’re on the take like that.


42 posted on 03/20/2011 7:37:48 AM PDT by CommieCutter (Promote Liberal Extinction: Support gay marriage and abortion!)
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To: Ira_Louvin
OBAMA FAN
43 posted on 03/20/2011 7:38:45 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Ira_Louvin

Click to learn more about her...

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016

44 posted on 03/20/2011 7:39:44 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("When Sarah Palin speaks, people listen!" - EF Hutton)
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To: NoGrayZone

That’s why Palin is doomed long before she announces, for THE MYTH has sealed up NH, and no one else can seriuously apply.


45 posted on 03/20/2011 7:39:47 AM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: NoGrayZone

Fred Thompson was a stalkiing horse for John McPain. The best speech Fred gave in the 2008 cycle was at the convention FOR McPain.


46 posted on 03/20/2011 7:41:53 AM PDT by Theodore R. (John Boehner just surrendered the only weapon with which he had to fight. What does OH see in him?)
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To: NoGrayZone

Point well-taken.


47 posted on 03/20/2011 7:43:58 AM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Theodore R.
I don't see Sarah doomed at all. As she stated....”she would be in it to win it”.

I do not underestimate her at all. On another thread, there was talk about hitlary....well, let me go get that link...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691567/posts?page=42#42

Great response to that theory...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691567/posts?page=66#66

48 posted on 03/20/2011 7:45:04 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (“Too often, Republicans have the fighting instinct of sheep"...RUN SARAH RUN!!)
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To: trubolotta
Why so serious?
We are bouncing off the headline because that is the only thing about the article that isn't boring or irrelevant.
Have some fun,son.
49 posted on 03/20/2011 7:45:33 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("WARNING" -Sarah Palin is a very dangerous woman--she defends herself when attacked.)
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To: Sacajaweau

So why don’t you like her? Just curious.


50 posted on 03/20/2011 7:45:50 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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