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Posted on 05/27/2011 3:51:37 PM PDT by reformjoy
Palin moves spark 2012 speculation
By: Andy Barr
Sarah Palin is fond of saying shell 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 Palinstaff changes, the purchase of a home in Arizona, the Iowa premiere of a new feature-length film extolling the former Alaska governoris 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 shes 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 Newss 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 governors 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 candidates decision would affect her own. Palins 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, Palins 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 dont know the final decision. Palins 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 Scottsdaleand there is scant evidence that discussions have yet gone that far.
Run Sarah, RUN!!!!!!!!!!
(Where are all the GOOD Men??)
2011 *AGE of the GOOD WOMEN!*
Go get ‘em, Sarah!!
Best chance to knock off Obama. You heard it here first.
What if they find I am ineligible?
I'll tell them I was brainwashed.
Contrary to popular belief, I'm NOT Sarah Palin.
Can you prove that?
Don't make me ask Todd to go kick your butt.
See this to see how the media is soooo
What is “it” they are SCARED of?
A Political Tiger ....
who happens to be WAY HOTTER than Hillary....
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?
Sarah Palin: Hot Chick in a Short Skirt
Hillary: Dumpy Senior in a Pant Suit
Smart and Sexy TRUMPS Short and Socialist
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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.
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?
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!
It would be better if they proved they are NATURAL BORN CITIZENS, rather than just born here.
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.
“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?