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Sarah Palin sparks 2012 elections speculation
POLITICO ^ | 05/25/11 | ANDY BARR

Posted on 05/27/2011 3:51:37 PM PDT by reformjoy

Palin moves spark 2012 speculation

By: Andy Barr
May 25, 2011 07:41 PM EDT

Sarah Palin is fond of saying she’ll feel compelled to run for president “if nobody else were to step up.”

It just might come to that.

The recent departures of Mitch Daniels and Mike Huckabee from the 2012 GOP field, combined with a flurry of recent moves by Palin—staff changes, the purchase of a home in Arizona, the Iowa premiere of a new feature-length film extolling the former Alaska governor—is rekindling speculation that she sees an opportunity in 2012 and may be thinking more seriously than ever about a presidential run.

John Ziegler, a conservative filmmaker and activist close to Palin, said he believes the ex-governor is closer to a run now than she’s ever been.

“I have felt for a while that she is probably running and its seems more clear than ever that she is,” said Ziegler, who interviewed Palin for a different film, “Media Malpractice: How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted.”

“The movie is a great idea. I suggested a similar concept to her a long time ago and I am sure it will be fantastic viewing. I am concerned though that it seems there are at least some people involved in it who are not actual Palin loyalists and that its hoped for impact may be based on an overly optimistic view of the nature of the electorate,” he said.

Palin herself has stoked the fires with her comments, including telling Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren that she indeed has “the fire in the belly” to make a bid for the White House.

The launch of a new SarahPAC website last month also fanned speculation since it provided a vehicle to collect email addresses of her supporters and start interacting more directly with her potential donors and activists. Palin recently used the growing list to send a fund-raising mailer to supporters in South Carolina, a common strategy that those close to Palin say will continue to bring money into her organization.

“No ands, ifs or buts about it, Sarah Palin is going to run for president,” asserted Alaska pollster Ivan Moore in a column last week, pointing to a convergence of conditions that make the timing for a Palin campaign perfect.

The former governor’s aides declined to speak to POLITICO about her thinking, but have acknowledged in discussions about the 2012 race that there is an opening for her and have said repeatedly that no other candidate’s decision would affect her own. Palin’s camp has ignored outside pressure to commit to running and is privately eying July as the last month they could enter the race, if the former governor wanted to throw the switch.

For months, Palin’s camp has been talking about hiring additional staff and planning high profile travel — though much of it has yet to come to pass. Still, her staff is keenly aware of filing deadlines and is preparing as if she is running, even if they don’t know the final decision. Palin’s team also closely monitors the actions of her potential 2012 GOP rivals, particularly what the other perspective candidates say about her.

The purchase of a home in Scottsdale, Arizona — confirmed by a source close to Palin — may have solved one of the major logistical impediments to a campaign by providing her with a perch near a major airline hub in the lower 48 states that would allow her to travel more freely. Her staff has repeatedly declined to answer questions that Palin would run a potential campaign from Scottsdale—and there is scant evidence that discussions have yet gone that far.

The former governor’s team expects to have one advantage that other prospective 2012 candidates do not—due to her stature in the party, they don’t believe they have to operate by the same rules as the other campaigns. Those who would make up team Palin are counting on a flood of small dollar donations if she enters the race and believe her strong core of support and near-universal name identification keeps them from having to take part in the early stages of the long slog toward Iowa.


Ed Morrissey, an influential conservative blogger for the site Hot Air agreed that traditional campaign rules don’t apply to the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee.

“Palin’s got a longer window to make this decision than most of the other candidates do,” said Morrissey. “She has almost universal name organization and I’d imagine her organization would come together rather quickly…She could probably wait until at least Labor Day.”

A Gallup poll conducted after Huckabee’s exit from the presidential race confirmed that Palin remains well-entrenched near the top of the field, taking 18 percent and finishing second only to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

Palin has been quiet since her trip to Washington a few weeks ago to rub elbows with the city’s elite ahead of the White House Corespondents Dinner and speech to an anti-abortion rights group in Bethesda.

In the absence of any hard evidence that Palin is building the infrastructure for a presidential bid—and a number of incentives to stay out of the race—many Republicans continue to doubt she’ll plunge in.

“She has a fulfilling array of activities with a solid income, adoring fans at her speaking engagements, and time for a wonderful family life,” said Fred Malek, a major Republican fundraiser in Washington and one of the former governor’s few friends among the Republican establishment. “I haven’t talked to her in four months but seriously doubt it’d be in her interests to change that.”


Republican strategist Mary Matalin pointed out that Palin is one of the few politicians who can “pull rabbits out of hats,” but expressed little expectation that she will.

Matalin suggested Huckabee’s decision to stay away from the campaign could prove to be key to Palin’s decision-making process.

“Huckabee’s departure would be a greater factor in her strategic thinking than the departing (that is, never entering) candidates who were not playing to her strength,” Matalin said of Palin.

Jonathan Martin contributed reporting to this story.



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1 posted on 05/27/2011 3:51:44 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy
Ed Morrissey, an influential conservative blogger

Yeah.

2 posted on 05/27/2011 3:54:09 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: reformjoy
“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didn’t I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2008 caucus campaign.”
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.



3 posted on 05/27/2011 3:56:24 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: humblegunner

Run Sarah, RUN!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 05/27/2011 3:56:50 PM PDT by ALASKA (CHANGE'n it back !!!!!!!)
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To: All

(Where are all the GOOD Men??)

2011 *AGE of the GOOD WOMEN!*

Go get ‘em, Sarah!!


5 posted on 05/27/2011 3:57:45 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy
Perry/Palin

Best chance to knock off Obama. You heard it here first.

6 posted on 05/27/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: reformjoy

“What if they find I am ineligible?
I'll tell them I was brainwashed.”

7 posted on 05/27/2011 3:59:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: ALASKA
Run Sarah, RUN!!!!!!!!!!

Contrary to popular belief, I'm NOT Sarah Palin.

8 posted on 05/27/2011 4:00:01 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Contrary to popular belief, I'm NOT Sarah Palin.

Can you prove that?

9 posted on 05/27/2011 4:01:55 PM PDT by don-o (Free Lazamataz!)
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To: don-o
Can you prove that?

Don't make me ask Todd to go kick your butt.

10 posted on 05/27/2011 4:04:15 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: All

http://www.mediamalpracticemovie.com/

See this to see how the media is soooo
against Palin!

What is “it” they are SCARED of?

Oh yeah.

A Political Tiger ....

who happens to be WAY HOTTER than Hillary....


11 posted on 05/27/2011 4:04:27 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: ALASKA

Sarah Is Indomitable

12 posted on 05/27/2011 4:07:20 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: reformjoy

Do you like Lima beans? How about Brussels sprouts?

If you dislike either of them, does that mean you are afraid of them?

Or does it just mean that you dislike them?


13 posted on 05/27/2011 4:14:46 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: All

Sarah Palin: Hot Chick in a Short Skirt

Hillary: Dumpy Senior in a Pant Suit

*****************************

Smart and Sexy TRUMPS Short and Socialist

everytime...


14 posted on 05/27/2011 4:20:37 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy
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 Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

15 posted on 05/27/2011 4:22:46 PM 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: ASA Vet

Yeah, it’s amazing that this was even an issue!

Of Course, all Presidential Candidates should
supply proof of being born in the USA.

And the proof should be open information,
not just “supplied” to someone like the Sec. of State.

Oh Yeah, our Sec. of State is Hillary Rodham Clinton
and she’s a possible candidate in an upcoming bid...

Who is going to CHECK OUT Hillary on this issue?

herself??


16 posted on 05/27/2011 4:26:38 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy

I remember one comment Sarah made sometime way back.

She indicated that she would run if the people wants her to be their leader. They have to want her! That’s the key to her thinking!

That is why the Bus Tour! An excellent way to find out if the people want her firsthand!

I would say sometime by July 4 or Labor Day!


17 posted on 05/27/2011 4:28:00 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: reformjoy
Of Course, all Presidential Candidates should supply proof of being born in the USA.

It would be better if they proved they are NATURAL BORN CITIZENS, rather than just born here.

18 posted on 05/27/2011 4:47:03 PM 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: reformjoy
Smart and Sexy TRUMPS Short and Socialist everytime...

Well, if Sarah is going to end up debating either TOTUS or Beastwoman for all the marbles (assuming Beastie challenges and succeeds, which is doubtful), Sarah had better start using her good-grades machine to start wonking up some likely issues.

When Beastwoman sails a question at Sarah's head along the lines of, would Sarah nominate to the Fed someone who'd expressed enthusiasm for QEn, Sarah had better be ready to discuss quantitative easing and Fed policy. She might even think about whether she wants the Fed to continue! (That'd get all the Paulbots warm and mooshy, lol. OTOH, it could be worse than to have a swarm of Paultards catch fire for some Sarah campaign legwork -- God knows they're dedicated.)

When Katie Needle-in-the-Eye Couric came after Sarah in that interview, it was not generally known that Katie had spent something like 36 hours closeted with former Sen. Sam Nunn (ex-chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) and a couple of heavyweights from the CFR (including Mr. Haas, who is CFR Numero Uno these days). All that for one or two questions -- I'd like to see Katie handle a spitball someone else had been greasing up like that for a couple of days, but there you are.

19 posted on 05/27/2011 5:13:26 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: humblegunner

“Do you like Lima beans? How about Brussels sprouts?

If you dislike either of them, does that mean you are afraid of them?

Or does it just mean that you dislike them?”

lolololol I don’t like either Lima’s or Brussels, don’t fear them either: therefore I don’t spend all my waking hours trying to destroy them in the minds of others.... like the Dems/MSM/etc. do with Sarah! Do they fear her? You bet they do gauged upon their obcession with her.

Missed again ‘gunner?


20 posted on 05/27/2011 5:19:01 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: reformjoy

Of Course, all Presidential Candidates should
supply proof of being born in the USA TO 2 US CITIZEN PARENTS.......

fixed it for ya!


21 posted on 05/27/2011 5:22:37 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: reformjoy

When Palin is President pray that the citizens aren’t stupid enough to elect a “Progressive” congress.


22 posted on 05/27/2011 5:23:33 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Diogenesis; hinckley buzzard
I liked this post from your linked-and-cited thread; it's succinct and somehow captures all the .....aroma .... wafting over from Willard's info operations aka Jonny Martin writing at Politico. Who, I discover on reading the thread, had a lot to do with my much-admired man, Fred Thompson, getting "clubbed" in the 2008 Iowa caucuses. Little things like, spreading "reports" that Fred was going to "drop out after Iowa" when in fact he wasn't planning anything of the sort. Smooth move, Ex-Lax.

To: JRochelle

No surprise here. Politico is just a liberal whorehouse, a bunch of WaPo sluts who decided to kick their pimp and freelance.

6 posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 6:04:57 PM by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)

23 posted on 05/27/2011 5:26:36 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: reformjoy
RE :"Palin herself has stoked the fires with her comments, including telling Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren that she indeed has “the fire in the belly” to make a bid for the White House"

LOL, she is just playing the MSM and is not running in 2012. This is funny stuff though, she has them going now.

24 posted on 05/27/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: reformjoy
[Article] “Palin’s got a longer window to make this decision than most of the other candidates do,” said Morrissey. “She has almost universal name organization and I’d imagine her organization would come together rather quickly…She could probably wait until at least Labor Day.”

Translation:

"Sarah, please stay out until Labor Day, give us a chance to sift your trash some more and dig through your phone records and see if we can find some dirt...! .... and tell your contributors some more that you aren't really running, you're just collecting money to blow on clothes for your overpaid speaking engagements!"

25 posted on 05/27/2011 5:39:10 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus (Concealed carry is a pro-life position.)
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To: truthguy
Perry/Palin Best chance to knock off Obama. You heard it here first.

I'll try real hard to remember your momentous declaration. Really, I will.

Remind me later?

26 posted on 05/27/2011 5:42:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Media notwithstanding, my point is that not everyone who dislikes a candidate - or potential candidate - does so out of fear.


27 posted on 05/27/2011 5:44:26 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: sickoflibs
LOL, she is just playing the MSM and is not running in 2012. This is funny stuff though, she has them going now.

If you're so convinced that she's not running, why are you hopping all over FR and posting that on every Palin thread?

Sounds like you're whistling past the graveyard with a head full of wishful thinking to me.

Tell ya what, friend. If and when she does announce, you're gonna have a whole lotta crow to eat. Are you going to own up to how wrong you were, if that happens?

28 posted on 05/27/2011 5:50:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Thanks!! : )


29 posted on 05/27/2011 5:53:38 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: All
Much thanks to HOT GUY John Ziegler for his movie, Media Malpractice for highlighting the media's intense fear of Palin!

Why does Katie Couric have to spend hours and hours with a coach to try to lob a slippery question to Palin?

Because... it's war, baby.

War.

30 posted on 05/27/2011 5:57:43 PM PDT by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy

I’m just glad to see Freerepublic come to their senses and have serious discussion and debate about true conservative candidates again like Palin, Bachmann, and Cain. A few weeks ago when Trump was all the rage here, I was seriously thinking about finding another forum to have political discussions after FR seemed to have lost its sanity.


31 posted on 05/27/2011 6:13:55 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Windflier
RE :” If you're so convinced that she's not running, why are you hopping all over FR and posting that on every Palin thread? Sounds like you're whistling past the graveyard with a head full of wishful thinking to me. Tell ya what, friend. If and when she does announce, you're gonna have a whole lotta crow to eat. Are you going to own up to how wrong you were, if that happens?

If and when?? That doesnt found very confident.

I saw Chris Matthews today do his daily “What would a Palin run look like?” segment. Looks like she is playing him pretty well. He even throws in a compliment every-so often.

I need a break from some of more depressing issues and I am curious what those on these Palin 2012 threads really think about it. I have never discouraged a hypothetical Palin run, that would be silly and counter-productive.

32 posted on 05/27/2011 6:40:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: humblegunner
Media notwithstanding, my point is that not everyone who dislikes a candidate - or potential candidate - does so out of fear.

When something that you don't like becomes a threat, then you fear it.

33 posted on 05/27/2011 6:40:08 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Windflier
RE :”Tell ya what, friend. If and when she does announce, you're gonna have a whole lotta crow to eat. Are you going to own up to how wrong you were, if that happens?

I like you, you called me friend, you cant be a bad guy :)

Yep, you would be right about that. Think of all the satisfaction you will or would have if that happened, especially if you insist she is running now.

Back mid 2010 she started convincing me she wouldn't run, but then a few weeks ago I started wondering if I was going to be wrong,then I saw the Greta ‘Fire in my belly’ interview and she convinced me she is not running, there are other clear signs too, but no point in my posting them here.

Maybe she will read our exchange and change her mind just to see me eat crow and so you can say “You were wrong” to me. LOL

34 posted on 05/27/2011 7:01:20 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Windflier
If you're so convinced that she's not running, why are you hopping all over FR and posting that on every Palin thread?

But I have it on the best authority that Sarah's not running. The Romneybots keep telling us that she's not serious, just in this for the money. The White House shills assure us that she's not running. The mainstream media continue to dismiss her. Can all those enemies of America as a free country be wrong?

35 posted on 05/27/2011 7:04:40 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: reformjoy

36 posted on 05/27/2011 7:30:22 PM PDT by flat
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To: sickoflibs
Think of all the satisfaction you will or would have if that happened, especially if you insist she is running now.

You still didn't say if you'll dig in and scarf down on that crow pie, if Sarah runs.

37 posted on 05/27/2011 7:36:38 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sickoflibs
If and when?? That doesnt found very confident.

I only phrased it that way to entertain your frame of mind about the possibility of Sarah running. I've been convinced for a long time that she's going to run.

38 posted on 05/27/2011 7:39:38 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Pollster1
But I have it on the best authority that Sarah's not running.

Don't we all? I think it's interesting that those who insist in the strongest terms (and the most frequently) that she's not running, also just happen to be some of her most strident critics.

Coinkydink? I don't think so!

39 posted on 05/27/2011 7:42:34 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
RE :”You still didn't say if you'll dig in and scarf down on that crow pie, if Sarah runs.

I have done it before, but I usually dont have to. I know when Trump announced that he was really not running after all, and after I went around on all the ‘Trump will save us” threads and posted ‘he's not really running’ for weeks, I really loved posting ‘I TOLD YOU SO!’ on it. That was fun:)

No, not saying Palin is the same as Trump, except neither were running.

40 posted on 05/27/2011 7:45:28 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Windflier
RE :"I only phrased it that way to entertain your frame of mind about the possibility of Sarah running. I've been convinced for a long time that she's going to run. "

See, now you can really let me have it when she files for her candidacy. I will really look foolish :)

41 posted on 05/27/2011 7:48:47 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs
”You still didn't say if you'll dig in and scarf down on that crow pie, if Sarah runs. “

I have done it before, but I usually dont have to.

Come on, now. Yes or no. Are you going to admit that you were wrong about Palin not running WHEN she jumps into the race?

I'm trying to make this real easy.

42 posted on 05/27/2011 7:50:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sickoflibs
you can really let me have it when she files for her candidacy. I will really look foolish :)

Fair enough. If for some unfrikkenbelievable reason she doesn't run, you'll have every right to say, "I told y'all!!!"

43 posted on 05/27/2011 7:52:41 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
RE :"Fair enough. If for some unfrikkenbelievable reason she doesn't run, you'll have every right to say, "I told y'all!!!"

What reasons would you accept as valid? The evil MSM attacks? (many of them appear to be convinced she is running). Her family? her Prayers? You seem darn convinced she is running for a reason.

44 posted on 05/27/2011 8:03:00 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: sickoflibs; Windflier

She’s not going to run per se. She’s going to trample.
She’s not a normal politician. I don’t even see her as a politician. Unlike the none, she really does hava a gift. There is no lying in her. She sees the problem and wants to fix it. Nothing more and nothing less. No ego.
Real unemployment is at 20%. People’s home values have fallen at least 20% on average, if not substantially more. With the GOP being against her when she wins the nomination she’ll actually be running as more of a independent, than a pub. She’ll get more disappointed dem votes than you might imagine. Not unlike Reagan. It would actually be stupid of her not to run. The stars are aligned for a landslide.


45 posted on 05/27/2011 8:58:03 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Windflier
I'll try real hard to remember your momentous declaration. Really, I will.

Remind me later?



Okay I will. But let me give you my reasons. People on FR are giddy about Sarah Palin. They think she's the greatest thing since Ronald Reagan. They think she walks on water. But these people only talk among themselves. Right or wrong (and I think wrong) the general public seems to have different opinions about her. Yes, she was thrust upon the public before she was really ready. And the country's liberal intelligentsia absolutely despises her. They will stop at nothing to destroy her. These people have zero effect on me but many will be influenced by the MSM. They will trash her even worse than they did in 2008. And she's got this publicity seeking daughter who doesn't help things. But as VP I think she has a better chance and won't face the security that she would on the top of the ticket.

Perry on the other hand has a lot going for him. He's a popular governor of a large and successful state. He's conservative enough and just might be able to unite the economic and social conservatives. He's a former Air Force Pilot and understand both agriculture and economics. So he's got a good all around background academically, militarily, business wise and government. No other candidate has as rich a background. He photogenic. He's tall enough and has a full head of hair. Yes, that's petty to me and probably you but to a number of people that important. I hope he doesn't have any skeletons in the closet. The nomination is his unless Christie decides to jump in. I'd prefer Christie but I don't think he wants it. So I'm not predicting Perry, only saying he's the best shot we have at getting rid of the wretched Obama.
46 posted on 05/27/2011 9:00:49 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: sickoflibs
You seem darn convinced she is running for a reason.

Well, for myself and most folks on the right, it's been plain as day that she's been gearing up for a run at the White House for at least two years now.

I suppose it boils down to observation and perception.

Take her Alaska special that ran on TV, for instance. Some folks looked at that and said, "She's given up on politics, and is now just a money-grubbing reality show TV star."

Quite a few others looked at that TV special and said, "How very shrewd of her. She's bypassing the media's negative portrayals of her, and giving Americans an inside look at who she really is, in order to correct those mis-perceptions."

Many of us further concluded that she didn't go to all the trouble of filming that series just for fun, or simply for the money, but that she was actually building a bridge to the American public as part of a larger plan to bring more Americans into her orbit.

Her subsequent moves on the national stage have likewise been in perfect alignment with an overall master plan to get her message to as many Americans as possible, and to convince them that she has the best answers to our national problems, and that she is the best qualified person for the job of president.

Those of us who have watched Palin through the lens of political strategy these last two years, have had no questions about whether she's running or not.

47 posted on 05/27/2011 9:03:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TwoSwords; Windflier; EveningStar
RE :" With the GOP being against her when she wins the nomination she’ll actually be running as more of a independent, than a pub. She’ll get more disappointed dem votes than you might imagine. Not unlike Reagan. It would actually be stupid of her not to run. The stars are aligned for a landslide."

Very good, I appreciate your enthusiasm. Not everyone has your guts.

So she will get the GOP nomination with the GOP against her? That will be a remarkable achievement.

eveningstar, is Reagan on the list yet?

48 posted on 05/27/2011 9:16:49 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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eveningstar, is Reagan on the list yet?

Yes. Of course. In fact he was a one of the earliest entries.

This is an ongoing list of historical, popular, Biblical, and fictional people that Sarah Palin has been compared to on FR:


49 posted on 05/27/2011 9:24:14 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Windflier
RE :” Many of us further concluded that she didn't go to all the trouble of filming that series just for fun, or simply for the money, but that she was actually building a bridge to the American public as part of a larger plan to bring more Americans into her orbit. Her subsequent moves on the national stage have likewise been in perfect alignment with an overall master plan to get her message to as many Americans as possible, and to convince them that she has the best answers to our national problems, and that she is the best qualified person for the job of president. Those of us who have watched Palin through the lens of political strategy these last two years, have had no questions about whether she's running or not.

I appreciate you sharing your rationale here. I always try to understand people.

You pretty much make the argument that if she doesnt run then ‘she did it all for money and politics’ the past two years, and that she will run because she is much better than that and her sole intention was to save the country.

50 posted on 05/27/2011 9:26:22 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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