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Glenn Beck: Sarah Palin damaged her brand
Politico ^ | April12, 2011 | Andy Barr

Posted on 04/12/2011 10:19:48 AM PDT by FreeManDC

Glenn Beck doesn’t see Sarah Palin running for president and said she has done some damage to her political brand.

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Beck, a constant Palin cheerleader, said flatly on his radio show Monday, “Sarah Palin, I don’t think, wants to run for president.”

The outgoing Fox News personality has hosted Palin on his show several times – once for a full hour – and she has frequently lavished praise on him.

Still, even with all that good will, Beck was frank in assessing what Palin has done to hurt her own political stock – even though he credited her with surviving tough media coverage.

“There are some things about Sarah Palin,” he said, going on to suggest Palin made a mistake by selling her personal story in her first book after leaving the governor’s office, rather than demonstrating some policy credentials.

“She should have come out with that first book, and it should have been deep policy,” he said. “It should have shown that, yes, she knows where Russia is.”

“She didn’t help herself by doing some things to shore herself up,” Beck added.

Still, Beck predicted that Palin “wants to shape the debate,” though he sees her role as outside elective politics.

“I personally think she is on a smart path for the future to be able to hold people together,” Beck said. “It’s ideals that I think she is going for.”


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KEYWORDS: 2012; beck; brand; credentials; glennbeck; palin; sarahpalin; sellout
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1 posted on 04/12/2011 10:19:51 AM PDT by FreeManDC
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To: FreeManDC

Beck today put down Donald Trump proving
Beck has the intelligence of a retarded monkey.

His comments on Gov. Palin confirm that.


2 posted on 04/12/2011 10:22:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Those who would repeat the past must control the teaching of history. - Bene Gesserit Coda)
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To: FreeManDC

“Sarah Palin, I don’t think, wants to run for president.”

Maybe she doesn’t want to own what’s coming.


3 posted on 04/12/2011 10:23:29 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: FreeManDC

You know... he has a lot of nerve. Ruining her brand? coming from this yahoo????

maybe he finds distancing himself from her is a plus for her.

hmmmmmm


4 posted on 04/12/2011 10:23:57 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: FreeManDC

That will be the day I BELIEVE anything written by JOURNOLISTAS.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 10:26:04 AM PDT by Carley (UNION AGITATORS, NO DIFFERENT THAN THE ARAB STREET. UGLY AND VIOLENT)
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To: FreeManDC

Well, Palin shot her bolt way to early.


6 posted on 04/12/2011 10:26:10 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: FreeManDC
Beck is wrong on this, or Palin is stupid. One or the other. Palin on the sidelines in this fight is to fall into oblivion. The folks who want her to step up will be thinking Fred Thompson. Is he a big time power broker? No. In fact, he has more or less passed from the scene. Palin would as well, but she seems to be playing the same game as Thompson and this has her supporters very concerned.

For now, Fox is putting pressure on her to say in or out. And, with Beck's departure, Palin will find Fox increasingly hostile as they fade away from being a center right news source.

7 posted on 04/12/2011 10:28:38 AM PDT by dalight
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To: Diogenesis

But, who hasn't acted retarded on occasion? :)

8 posted on 04/12/2011 10:29:47 AM PDT by Errant
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To: FreeManDC

Rush disagrees with Beck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DGlTbvfeWY


9 posted on 04/12/2011 10:30:07 AM PDT by unseen1
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To: Diogenesis
Ugh.....I really like Glenn, but I have always thought he needs to stop trying "not to be on either side", I hear him sometimes say "X Y or Z happens because because both the Left and Right do it" I say WRONG GLENN, when Republicans do something stupid, spend too much Et Al, it is because they are acting like DEMOCRATS!!!!!

Sadly I believe he has joined the chorus of people who only talk about Romney, Trump, Huckabee, but always for get about our only True Hope in the Field, Sarah.

Oh Glenn, here is some advice for you when it comes to Sarah. http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/27534_105449802830377_9915_n.jpg

10 posted on 04/12/2011 10:30:18 AM PDT by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with itself, and no one seems to notice or care.)
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To: FreeManDC

Glenn Beck is long on facts and short on delivery.

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin is long on personality, integrity and message; and short on spite, malice and arrogance.


11 posted on 04/12/2011 10:31:24 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: redgolum

What this country needs is new rules in the House and Senate to allow them only certain laws they can create and allow the states to make their own for the rest.
Federal Gov is way to big anyway and only way this country rights its self is to make States the driving of policy.


12 posted on 04/12/2011 10:31:36 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: FreeManDC
“It should have shown that, yes, she knows where Russia is.”

Beck sounds bitter or he has fallen off the deep end

13 posted on 04/12/2011 10:31:49 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: FreeManDC

Politico out to get the circular firing squad trigger fingers all jumpy. LOL


14 posted on 04/12/2011 10:32:03 AM PDT by dforest
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To: FreeManDC
I have been a big Beck supporter. No Longer. I canceled my insider extreme subscription this morning. His ridicule of Trump on the birther issue and his Mocking and ridicule of Trumps faith this morning was that proverbial straw. Bye Glenn, we used to be friends, but now I must move along
15 posted on 04/12/2011 10:34:36 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: faucetman

....don’t like it when conservatives turn on one another.


16 posted on 04/12/2011 10:35:03 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: FreeManDC

Screw you and your magic underwear, Beck.


17 posted on 04/12/2011 10:36:42 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Baseballguy

I think that law is called the Tenth Amendment of the US Constitution.

Just like every law that’s inconvenient, it is ignored. And that’s how we’ve gotten where we’re at as a nation right now.


18 posted on 04/12/2011 10:38:03 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: indylindy

True, true on the circular firing firing squad. Politico cherry-picks a few quotes out of what was surely a long interview and predictably gets our dogs snarling at each other. We need to remember who the real enemy is.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 10:38:14 AM PDT by Ghengis
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To: FreeManDC
Sarah Palin at Glenn Beck's Rally: 'Dr. King Would Be So Proud'

And this is how you repay her? Get lost pal.

20 posted on 04/12/2011 10:39:40 AM PDT by McGruff (There is no such a thing as bad publicity)
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To: Ghengis

Right now the GOP is a total snarling mess. Politico is very good at what they do.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 10:42:38 AM PDT by dforest
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To: FreeManDC

Palin did not. This is bs.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 10:44:53 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FreeManDC
If I remember the context of Palin's comment about Russia, it was just a folksy anecdote that whereas most Americans think of Russia as far off, as being half-way around the world, there are actually places in the Alaskan Aleutians where you can look across the sea and see Russia. She never claimed she could see Russia from her house. So I'm not sure why Beck is suggesting she doesn't know where Russia is.

Where Plain fluffed up on the comment about Russia was that it got twisted into her saying that that constituted foreign policy experience. She left herself vulnerable to that accusation because her comment came in the context of a question about foreign policy experience. She should have said, "No I don't have foreign policy experience, but neither have most governors who ran for president. And neither does Barack Obama."
23 posted on 04/12/2011 10:46:21 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: FreeManDC

I listened to this part of the show yesterday. He pretty much reiterated the general talking points that she is not focused enough on policy. I am not convinced on this point, as she has a clear set of beliefs, and stand boldly on those ideas. I have her book, but have not finished it. I have heard some say it is light on policy, and others say it has a good amount. I actually agree that she should have put a serious policy book out as a second book, if she was positioning a run in 2012. It doesn’t seem to be that, and actually less so than the first.

I am open to Palin, and think she probably will run circles around the existing GOP candidates if she does run...I am not convinced she could beat Obama, but I am not sure who would. Events will drive that, and if gas is $5 a gallon and unemployment is not truly improved, I think anyone could beat him.


24 posted on 04/12/2011 10:48:18 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: secondamendmentkid; RINOs suck; johncocktoasten; Maine Mariner; Candor7; FlashBack; athelass; ...
Backstabbing Beck PING!
25 posted on 04/12/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: FreeManDC
I think Sarah knows she can do more good as kingmaker than as President.
She might, or might now win either the nomination or the office. Particularly in 2012;But in providing fundraising and publicity she can influence the direction of the party and the country. And she would put both before herself.

and, perhaps, she *doesn't* want to own what's coming 2012-2016; better to let the Democrats take the blame.

Maybe I'm wrong, but her moves look much more like either playing kingmaker to ensure that a true conservative wins the nomination in 2012 or running in 2016.

26 posted on 04/12/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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To: Diogenesis

Beck is digging a hole for himself as a “conservative” radio talk host.

If Palin wins or Trump wins (or anybody else he talks down to) how will he be able to seriously carry their water on the radio when it’s one of them against Obama.

I guess he’ll be a sub for Coast To Coast sometime soon


27 posted on 04/12/2011 10:50:34 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

As dangerous as he claims Obama is (and we know he is dangerous)... if Palin wins how can Beck be taken serious when he tries to pull for her in the general election?

And will he have credibility with his republican listeners?

Nope. Best he starts looking to be a sub on coast to coast

I stopped listening to him a long time ago


28 posted on 04/12/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: McGruff

There is but one thing wrong with Palin as far as Beck is concerned. She is not Mormon.

Don’t anyone think for one second that Mormons do not stick together on virtually everything.

Now don’t jump on me for saying what I am saying here. I have many Mormon fiends and have had them for over 50 years. I just know how they manage their lives.


29 posted on 04/12/2011 10:54:24 AM PDT by biff
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To: FreeManDC
“There are some things about Sarah Palin,” he said, going on to suggest Palin made a mistake by selling her personal story in her first book after leaving the governor’s office, rather than demonstrating some policy credentials.

How Ronald Reagan Showed America That He Should Be President of the United States:

From 1975 to 1979 Ronald Reagan gave more than 1,000 daily radio broadcasts, the great majority of which he wrote himself. .... These addresses .... revise our understanding of the late 1970s - a time when Reagan held no political office, but was nonetheless mapping out a strategy to transform the economy, end the Cold War, and create a vision of America that would propel him to the presidency. These radio programs demonstrate that Reagan had carefully considered nearly every issue he would face as president.

How Sarah Palin Shows America That She Should Be President of the United States:

Sarah Palin And Kate Gosselin Join Forces In Alaska In What Might Be The Strangest Episode Of Reality TV Ever


30 posted on 04/12/2011 10:57:10 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: FreeManDC
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

31 posted on 04/12/2011 10:57:45 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: FreeManDC

Beck will be shilling for Romney full time in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... commence shilling.


32 posted on 04/12/2011 10:59:09 AM PDT by mountainbunny
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To: FreeManDC
Reality meets fiction...


33 posted on 04/12/2011 11:00:23 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: RedStateRocker

“... can do more good as kingmaker than as President”

In Alaska did she think she could more good as a kingmaker than as Governor?


34 posted on 04/12/2011 11:04:22 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: mountainbunny

“Beck will be shilling for Romney full time in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... commence shilling.”
___________

I’ve never heard Beck ever say anything at all about Romney and when he speaks about Palin, he seems to have a personal relationship with her. I’ve never gotten the vibe he was anti-Palin, or pro-Romney.


35 posted on 04/12/2011 11:04:39 AM PDT by Little Pharma
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To: dalight

Beck, in his recent chat with B. O., did not say that he is leaving Fox, breaking his ties with Fox. Actually, I heard quite the opposite, but possibly I dozed off for a moment.


36 posted on 04/12/2011 11:05:25 AM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: FreeManDC

I don’t listen to Beck much. He seems to be solely for himself and his ratings. His positions on issues and other personalities seem totally designed to benefit himself. Does he have any core principle? He’s very much like an Alinsky organizer in that lack of any goal or principle beyond power to himself.


37 posted on 04/12/2011 11:07:23 AM PDT by spintreebob
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To: ilgipper
I am open to Palin, and think she probably will run circles around the existing GOP candidates if she does run...I am not convinced she could beat Obama

You are not convinced that Sarah Palin can beat Obama?

Besides her ulta-toxic poll numbers that are lower than whale scat at the bottom of the ocean, what on Earth makes you say that?

FOX News Poll (February 7-9, 2011)

Question 3: I am going to read you a list of names. Tell me if you think that person would make a good President or not.

Sarah Palin:

.................YES.........NO.......DK.....Never heard of

ALL...........23%.......72%.........4%.......1%

Dem ...........7%........87%........5%.......1%

Rep ...........40%.......56%.......3%.......1%

Ind ...........25%........69%.......3%.......1%

38 posted on 04/12/2011 11:07:33 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: FreeManDC

I for one am sick and tired of hearing about how Sarah Palin’s book are so dumb. They are not meant to be policy books, I took them as a biographical account of her life thrown in with a few ancetodtes about policy. I remember my Liberaltarian brother sitting on the couch skimming through her book and laughing. Then running upsatairs to tell my other brother how stupid she was based on a few excerpts. Sarah Palin is not dumb, and she has accomplished more than the liberals that criticize her ever will. I am getting so tired of the Palin is stupid playcard because what they are really saying is that all of us who support her are dumb. I am so sick and tired of it, and it’s really disapointing to see Beck take on some O’Reillyesque tendecies on the issues.


39 posted on 04/12/2011 11:10:58 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: Polybius

More PDS’er garbage.


40 posted on 04/12/2011 11:13:12 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ilgipper

I’ve read two of Palin’s books - “Going Rogue” and “America by Heart.” Both are excellent.

“Going Rogue” deals with her growing up personal life (personal philosophy, etc.),her experience as a politician (mayor, governor, etc.) and then her experience in what’s-his-name’s campaign for President. It was in that campaign that she was perceived as “going rogue,” as not being a puppet to masters in the McCain campaign. I see in Sarah’s “Going Rouge,”... her wholesome goodness.

“America by Heart” is about Sarah’s “Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag.” Sarah’s description of America and American ideals is wonderfully refreshing.

From those books, I’d say that Sarah Palin is Reagan style Presidential material.


41 posted on 04/12/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: biff

“I have many Mormon fiends...”


Oops!


42 posted on 04/12/2011 11:13:32 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Polybius

Oh, oh based on that poll she shouldn’t run! Man what are we smoking!/sarc


43 posted on 04/12/2011 11:14:12 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: FreeManDC

Politico can single handedly get conservatives snarling at one another. No one presently really seems to think Palin is running. There is just no sign of interest, other than throwing bones to her base, she is utterly disengaged.


44 posted on 04/12/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: faucetman
His ridicule of Trump on the birther issue and his Mocking and ridicule of Trumps faith this morning

What did he say?

45 posted on 04/12/2011 11:21:02 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: biff

Seriously, if one is a Catholic...one is in the dump with Beck?


46 posted on 04/12/2011 11:21:43 AM PDT by the lastbestlady (I now believe that we have two lives; the life we learn with and the life we live with after that.)
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To: faucetman

How did Beck ridicule Trump’s faith?

As each day moves along, the more Beck looks like a RINO at best.


47 posted on 04/12/2011 11:22:36 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: FreeManDC
going on to suggest Palin made a mistake by selling her personal story in her first book after leaving the governor’s office, rather than demonstrating some policy credentials.

I think any advantage Sarah might have gained by being a policy wonk over the past couple of years has always been greatly overrated. Maybe those who say that forget how long presidential primaries and campaigns now are.

She, or any other candidate, will have more than adequate time to prove or disprove their knowledge of the issues during the primary campaigns and debates which will run for about nine months, from this summer until next March or so. Then we'll have almost as many more months for the primary winners to further dazzle us with their knowledge.

Not sure what Sarah will do, but all this nonsense about her great need to show her stuff on policy the past two years is mostly something for those commentators who never stop thinking about politics to navel gaze about. All the eventual candidates have more than enough time and opportunities remaining to show us what they know, or don't know.

48 posted on 04/12/2011 11:23:18 AM PDT by Will88
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To: FreeManDC
Hmmm. Has he said the same about Obama? HIS first book was an autobiography, NOT a policy tome, even though he was a politician, with national aspirations.

At the time Sarah wrote her book, she'd been through a national campaign, had seen herself and her family attacked for things that were simply NOT true, so she was looking to set the record straight. I certainly don't fault her for that.

49 posted on 04/12/2011 11:23:49 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: FreeManDC

Beck is no conservative. Don’t be fooled.


50 posted on 04/12/2011 11:24:18 AM PDT by iowamark
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