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Sarah Palin: Not being a candidate 'liberating'
Politico ^ | 2011-06-03 | Juana Summers

Posted on 06/03/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

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To: sickoflibs

Like what? Spontaneous combustion?


51 posted on 06/03/2011 10:24:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Bachmann... Best educated? Perhaps Smartest? Arguable

The only way Bachmann wins the nomination is if Sarah Palin campaigns for her. The fact is that whoever Sarah Palin campaigns for is the likely winner of the nomination. If it is Sarah Palin, then she wins.

If you held two rallies in the same city and Sarah was the speaker at one and Bachmann was the speaker at the other, Sarah's rally would be ten times bigger. That is a fact. Bachmann does not have the charisma that Sarah Palin has. In fact, none of the republicans has even a fraction of Sarah Palin's charisma.

52 posted on 06/03/2011 10:24:50 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: MestaMachine; gov_bean_ counter; P-Marlowe

53 posted on 06/03/2011 10:30:26 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: sickoflibs

Correct. Sarah Palin sees what is happening to the U.S. and she sees it from the perspective of an Alaskan. Alaska is more vulnerable and depends more on American success than any state in the U.S.

America is faltering under Obama. Palin knows what Obama is doing and she also knows that she, as of right now, is the only person who can run for President, get elected, and restore the country. Even though she does not want to run, even though she’d rather be like Huckabee and make her money on Fox News, writing books, living the good life, Sarah Palin is faced with no choice.

I feel kind of bad about it, but it’s just the deal. We will pray for her, the Lord will sustain her, and she will have to live in Washington DC at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for eight years. It’s not fun, but the sooner she just accepts and takes it head on, the better off she will be.


54 posted on 06/03/2011 10:30:46 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sad, hilarious, and annoying, the foolish perceptions of “smart”.


55 posted on 06/03/2011 10:31:57 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: onyx
RE :"I just hope in the end she endorses someone like Bachmann......... She won’t."

I just hope she doesnt endorse a RINO then, that would be a disaster.

56 posted on 06/03/2011 10:34:15 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

Psssst. She’s running.


57 posted on 06/03/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: advance_copy
RE :”Even though she does not want to run, even though she’d rather be like Huckabee and make her money on Fox News, writing books, living the good life, Sarah Palin is faced with no choice. I feel kind of bad about it, but it’s just the deal. We will pray for her, the Lord will sustain her, and she will have to live in Washington DC at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for eight years. It’s not fun, but the sooner she just accepts and takes it head on, the better off she will be.

You think that will be happening soon? I have gotten so many comments claiming the opposite, that she will jump in very late ‘Who knows when?’ which will be very good for her.

You see it as the ‘have no choice’ scenario.

58 posted on 06/03/2011 10:39:01 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: onyx
RE :"Psssst. She’s running."

:)

59 posted on 06/03/2011 10:40:12 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
I just hope she doesnt endorse a RINO then, that would be a disaster.

If Palin does run, you should hope that posters don't bombard you with an endless stream of I-told-you-so's.

LOL!

60 posted on 06/03/2011 10:40:49 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: onyx; potlatch; PhilDragoo

Sarah, the only candidate who looks good in a helmet.
As for her comment about not being a candidate being liberating, I think she’s playing rope-a-dope.


61 posted on 06/03/2011 10:46:33 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: FreeReign
RE :"If Palin does run, you should hope that posters don't bombard you with an endless stream of I-told-you-so's."

If Palin was to run those same posters who have posted 100X that 'she is running' would forget about me pretty soon, but this seems like an easy one.

62 posted on 06/03/2011 10:49:00 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

63 posted on 06/03/2011 10:49:39 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Nice pic :)


64 posted on 06/03/2011 10:50:26 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

I think she’ll announce by the end of July. What I saw in the Hannity interview tonight is someone who knows what she has to do, struggling to find a way out of it but pretty close to accepting what’s in front of her.


65 posted on 06/03/2011 10:50:36 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: advance_copy
RE :"I think she’ll announce by the end of July. What I saw in the Hannity interview tonight is someone who knows what she has to do, struggling to find a way out of it but pretty close to accepting what’s in front of her."

I find your honest views interesting, thanks.

66 posted on 06/03/2011 10:52:35 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: P-Marlowe; bwc2221; gov_bean_ counter; Impy; rabscuttle385; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
RE :” But no significant accomplishments that qualify Bachmann for consideration for the office of the President of the United States......(reply) She is a natural born citizen over the age of 35. She's (Bachmanns) also the smartest person who is currently being considered for the job.

You gotta love MB, she takes on the MSM face to face and beats them:

MSM :”How long have you beat your child?
MB: “ I am glad you mentioned domestic abuse. Our children will be slaves to the national debt that Democrats are saddling us with. And the worst child abuse is abortion which Obama promotes, and don't get me started on Obama-care.

versus

Hannity:”Governor Palin, dont you agree Obama’s economic plan has failed?
Palin:”Yes, I agree with you 100%. It is a failure.

Bachmann is serious.

67 posted on 06/03/2011 10:56:40 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: ntnychik; potlatch; PhilDragoo; MestaMachine; gov_bean_ counter; FreeReign; sickoflibs; PaleoBob; ..
As for her comment about not being a candidate being liberating, I think she’s playing rope-a-dope.

The lamestream long ago dismissed that her degree is in *journalism* --- the real, honest-to-goodness-journalism --- she knows how the game is supposed to be played.

She's having the time of her life, God bless her!

She's very nice when they're nice.

Video: Palin Interviewed in Airport; Not Running for AZ Senate


68 posted on 06/03/2011 10:57:09 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
But no significant accomplishments that qualify her for consideration for the office of the President of the United States.

Maybe so, but her resume is stronger than that of the first Republican president (not to mention that of the incumbent, who exemplifies proof not all Illinois lawyers are created equal).

69 posted on 06/03/2011 10:58:04 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: advance_copy
struggling to find a way out of it but pretty close to accepting what’s in front of her.

That's what I took from it also.
I think she would rather not for the good of her family, but for the good of the country she will step forward and go 100% for the win.

70 posted on 06/03/2011 11:05:10 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Hmm did you leave something out? You had to right?

I'm over 35 with an IQ in the 130’s. No way in He11 am I qualified to be Pres.

71 posted on 06/03/2011 11:05:27 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: onyx

Sarah will run on the republican ticket and I will go door to door to bring my in my precinct for her. What will you do? Posting on FR doesn’t count.


72 posted on 06/03/2011 11:10:30 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: advance_copy

“Sarah Palin does not want to run for President, and she is resisting the realization that she has no choice.”

Sarah is laying the groundwork in the public’s mind that she has no other choice but to throw her hat into the ring because....

There are no suitable (or electable) Republicans in the race.......(Cain and Bachmann are suitable, but neither is really electable)

and.....

The void so created above could/will be filled by a vote spliting 3rd party challenger that will hand Obama his 2nd term.

Sarah wants you to come to the conclusion that she is the only viable Conservative Republican Candidate.......

When it is apparent that the general public recognizes this as the truth she will declare......

Meanwhile she has a lot of “vacationing” to do all across the USA.

As she said in Madison, Wi “Game ON!”


73 posted on 06/03/2011 11:12:13 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: The Cajun

That’s what love of country does. It’s why her son joined the Army. It runs in their blood and there’s nothing they can do except their duty.

I am certain that the moment she announces her bid for the GOP nomination Sarah Palin IS the GOP nominee. Not one GOP challenger can even come close to her and she should not even bother with them.

Palin 2012 should start off from the get-go taking on Obama and not stop. All good Americans know that it is time for Obama to go, that he is a failed politician in way over his head.

For the sake of the country’s future, a new President must be elected in 2012. That new President, whether she likes it or not, is Sarah Palin.


74 posted on 06/03/2011 11:17:30 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: P-Marlowe

Sarah’s stock will drop dramatically if she chooses not to run. This “kingmaker” talk is nonsense. I personally don’t want to hear about Sarah Palin’s choice for President, unless it is herself. I already know who I think are the worthy among thoses several great people who CANNOT win, and who are worthless. Bob


75 posted on 06/03/2011 11:24:04 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Trains. Who'll remember the ones who only rode in them to die? Al Stewart)
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To: sickoflibs
You gotta love MB, she takes on the MSM face to face and beats them:

Maybe, but Palin is outsmarting them. That is why Palin is getting all the attention and Bachmann is largely ignored.

Bachman is feeding the MSM by giving them legitimacy. Palin is starving them.

76 posted on 06/03/2011 11:24:16 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Bailee
I'm over 35 with an IQ in the 130’s. No way in He11 am I qualified to be Pres.

Are you an illegal alien?

77 posted on 06/03/2011 11:25:34 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: ebshumidors

I can’t answer you right at this moment. I will be with her campaign helping however I possibly can, be it door-to-door, city-to-city, working phones anything at all!


78 posted on 06/03/2011 11:30:11 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Celtic Cross

Cain


79 posted on 06/03/2011 11:40:57 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Nope. Born in Texas both parents born in Georgia.

My points is your post #32 only gets her into the race it does not make her the most qualified by itself.


80 posted on 06/03/2011 11:41:37 PM PDT by Bailee
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To: onyx; ntnychik; potlatch; devolve; dixiechick2000

CREASED-PANTS HAS SILVER TONGUE AND IMPECCABLE MARXIST STREET CRED

81 posted on 06/03/2011 11:44:14 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Bailee

For someone with a 130 IQ, your grammar skills are sorely lacking. Maybe you aren’t qualified.


82 posted on 06/03/2011 11:45:49 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: onyx
Ditto, plus I see a rather large Palin sign or signs in the old Cajun's front yard.
No telling what I'm going to do on the mile and a third I own along La. 309. Lots of room for decorations.........Crazy coon-ass at work :^)
83 posted on 06/03/2011 11:52:35 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: PhilDragoo; RedMDer; musicman; Al B.; Lakeshark; Brices Crossroads; Virginia Ridgerunner; ...


GO SARAH!!

84 posted on 06/03/2011 11:57:52 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: The Cajun


Sorta CRAZY to ask US what we're going to do at this early stage!

Also incorrect that posting on FR doesn't count. We network here and reach a whole lot of folks!

Your MILE+ will reach even more voters!
Go SARAH!
We *patiently?* await her announcement!
85 posted on 06/04/2011 12:05:45 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bailee

same here same thought. Age is a prerequisite, not the benchmark.


86 posted on 06/04/2011 12:07:44 AM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: Bigtigermike
That's funny, I watched the interview as hosted on the FoxNews website and there was nothing about her being "unsatisfied" by candidates in the field.

Hannity asked about Trump and Romney. Greta had asked about Santorum.

Where are you getting this idea she's "unsatisfied" by every candidate?

87 posted on 06/04/2011 2:44:09 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: P-Marlowe

It’s not only that.

Bachmann will not even be able to deliver her own state to the red column, which will harm her ability to even be named to someone’s VP spot, as job #1 of a VP is to deliver the home state.

This is an ill-advised move on Bachmann’s part unless:

1. She is trying to deliver the nomination to a RINO (unlikely, I would think)

2. She is trying to raise enough money to her PAC to either fuel a race for senator from MN, or (assuming she isn’t redistricted or something) to raise enough money to oust Boehner from the Speaker’s chair.


88 posted on 06/04/2011 4:30:09 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
But no significant accomplishments that qualify her for consideration for the office of the President of the United States

Huh?
Please (since you are so smart), tell me what “significant achievements” 0bama, Carter or Bush had before they became president, that Sarah Palin hasn't had. (And no, merely attending Harvard as an affirmative action student(like 0bama did) is no achievement).

89 posted on 06/04/2011 4:58:00 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"But no significant accomplishments that qualify her for consideration for the office of the President of the United States."

Yeah, right! She accomplished more in her two years as governor of Alaska that most state governors do in two four-year terms. But she has "no significant accomplishments that qualify her for consideration of the office of the President of the United States".

oh, and she's also a dunce, a dolt, and too stupid to pour p*ss out of a boot with the instructions on the sole.

90 posted on 06/04/2011 5:57:38 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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later


91 posted on 06/04/2011 6:07:03 AM PDT by fantail 1952 (Truth is a virus! (former screen name: JohnnLee)
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To: SmokingJoe

Was referring to Bachmann. It was late for me. Sorry I didn’t make that clear.


92 posted on 06/04/2011 6:15:13 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Wonder Warthog
Was referring to Rep Bachmann.
93 posted on 06/04/2011 6:16:42 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: newzjunkey

Palin’s position is that there are lots of good candidates running and the more the merrier—but she’s not yet seen someone in the field who will fight as she thinks necessary for the conservative positions she believes in.


94 posted on 06/04/2011 6:20:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cynwoody
Just so we are sure, we are discussing Mrs. Backmann, correct. There was some confusion down thread.

Thanks.

95 posted on 06/04/2011 6:20:41 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO and I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: advance_copy

Or she knows this is her last summer as a free citizen and is celebrating that.


96 posted on 06/04/2011 6:33:32 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: newzjunkey

Sarah has welcome nearly everybody in on running and never had a cross word against any by saying “competition breeds success” but earlier, a few weeks ago when pressed if she could support anybody in race or who was about to get into the race, she said no one satisfied her and she couldn’t see herself commit to anyone and that included Bachmann


97 posted on 06/04/2011 7:02:06 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

My fear is Palin goes 3rd party or supports a 3rd party candidate. Donald Trump is still out there and he’s made it clear he’s not satisifed with the current crop of candidates. If we get a tea party 3rd party type in the mix Obama will be re-elected. Sigh.


98 posted on 06/04/2011 8:27:33 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: Bigtigermike

My fear is Palin goes 3rd party or supports a 3rd party candidate. Donald Trump is still out there and he’s made it clear he’s not satisifed with the current crop of candidates. If we get a tea party 3rd party type in the mix Obama will be re-elected. Sigh.


99 posted on 06/04/2011 8:27:33 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("Trump is NO conservative." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes
My fear is Palin goes 3rd party or supports a 3rd party candidate.

Palin said she wouldn't go third party.

100 posted on 06/04/2011 8:37:00 AM PDT by FreeReign
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