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Howard Dean warns Dems Sarah Palin could beat Obama in 2012
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-06-04 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 06/04/2011 5:21:02 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who helped Democrats capture the White House in 2008, warns that Sarah Palin could defeat President Obama in 2012.

Dean says his fellow Democrats should beware of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that Obama would crush Palin in a general-election contest next year.

“I think she could win,” Dean told The Hill in an interview Friday. “She wouldn’t be my first choice if I were a Republican but I think she could win.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; democrats; dnc4palin; howarddean; palin
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1 posted on 06/04/2011 5:21:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Something the Democrats saw right from the beginning......they have always known she can defeat Obama and that’s why they come against her ruthlessly.

NO NEWT, NO TIM AND HELL NO, MITT!
SARAH, SARAH, AND ONLY SARAH’S ALL THAT’S GONNA FIT!


2 posted on 06/04/2011 5:23:50 PM PDT by wk4bush2004 ("Dump the Dipstick, Vote in the Lipstick! ~2012~")
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To: rabscuttle385

Hehe heh, tell it to Krauthammer Howie you tool!


3 posted on 06/04/2011 5:23:58 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL, paging capt obvious.


4 posted on 06/04/2011 5:25:33 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: iopscusa

According to Krauthammer, it’s NOT Sarah’s turn to run, it’s Romney’s turn because he is the white Obama so of course elitist Republicans love Romney, reminds them of the guy they voted for


5 posted on 06/04/2011 5:27:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rabscuttle385

Dammit, one of them is starting to think.


6 posted on 06/04/2011 5:28:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: rabscuttle385

As usual Dean opens his mouth and Dems cringe. Why? He tells the truths they don’t want spoken.

Run Sarah Run!


7 posted on 06/04/2011 5:29:32 PM PDT by CelesteChristi
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To: rabscuttle385

Sarah’s already got my vote - she just needs what - 60 million more?


8 posted on 06/04/2011 5:30:19 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: rabscuttle385

There you have it.

Since he’s not in the inner circle anymore, Democrats can even better avoid the question of whether they should be listening to informed opinions versus listening to the cultivated yes-men they’re surrounded by.


9 posted on 06/04/2011 5:30:45 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: rabscuttle385

From his screaming lips to G-d’s ears!


10 posted on 06/04/2011 5:31:41 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Krauthammer is a RINO, just like Romney. Of course he doesn’t want Sarah to run, and he hopes everyone (including Sarah) will listen. We won’t.

Run Sarah Run!!
Our time and our money are all yours.


11 posted on 06/04/2011 5:31:59 PM PDT by CelesteChristi
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To: rabscuttle385

I remember when people on FR were rooting for Obama because they thought he couldn’t possibly win, and they figured Hillary was the dangerous one.

At the time I was so concerned - I knew Obama could win, as the MSM had been relentlessly attacking republicans and I knew the fact that he was black would make them absolute slobber.

The MSM elected Obama. He was an incompetant, self absorbed do nothing but they put him in. Sarah won’t have that advantage, but people are seeing the MSM really deceived them with the empty one.

I don’t think Dean is lying here. I think he really realizes her power.


12 posted on 06/04/2011 5:32:49 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yes, but would he run?


13 posted on 06/04/2011 5:34:55 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Psalm 144

All of a sudden he has turned from idiot to genius?


14 posted on 06/04/2011 5:36:25 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: Psalm 144

“Dammit, one of them is starting to think.”

I wouldn’t put money on that. I’m sure the reason he said it is that he thinks he’d be a better candidate than Obama.


15 posted on 06/04/2011 5:36:32 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

59,999,999 more and counting.


16 posted on 06/04/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Sarah’s already got my vote - she just needs what - 60 million more?

And mine as well.....only 59,999,998 to go!

17 posted on 06/04/2011 5:38:30 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: Psalm 144

Yeah, this stuff is beginning to give me the creeps. What’s up with these guys?


18 posted on 06/04/2011 5:40:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.Life and Death are wearing me out)
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To: rabscuttle385
Yes, we all should take advice from this man, what if he tells you to stick your head in a sausage grinder , you know he only has good intentions ad feelings for conservatives. Whatever you do do not throw me in that brier patch.
19 posted on 06/04/2011 5:42:53 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rabscuttle385

I believe my cat could beat Obama in ‘12.


20 posted on 06/04/2011 5:42:58 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: rabscuttle385

*yawn* So could Elmer Fudd


21 posted on 06/04/2011 5:43:25 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 863 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: miss marmelstein

Count me in - 59,999,997


22 posted on 06/04/2011 5:44:23 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: rabscuttle385
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

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama isn't!

68:12

23 posted on 06/04/2011 5:45:09 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: Brilliant
I wouldn’t put money on that. I’m sure the reason he said it is that he thinks he’d be a better candidate than Obama.

Yes, he would be.

24 posted on 06/04/2011 5:47:35 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 863 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: rabscuttle385

She was outpolling Ohamas 3% in less than three weeks in 2008...until McCain rushed back in full support of the TARP bill which we all wanted destroyed.

The MSM knows this even if the crackheads in the party don’t.


25 posted on 06/04/2011 5:47:56 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Past Your Eyes

“All of a sudden he has turned from idiot to genius?”

I said, “Starting to think”. I did not say, ‘genius’. I do not regard “starting to think” as equivalent to genius. An independent thought however, did make its slow and no doubt difficult way through his skull. That is in itself a truly remarkable event, and one which could be a matter of concern at some point if the trend continues.


26 posted on 06/04/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: miss marmelstein

“Yeah, this stuff is beginning to give me the creeps. What’s up with these guys?”

A theory here. The economy is beginning to affect everyone. Most people are having to cut back somewhere. Perhaps they are not able to afford the same quantity or quality of drugs, and sobriety is beginning to make inroads? Just speculation.


27 posted on 06/04/2011 5:51:55 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: I still care
self absorbed do nothing

Would that it were true that he is a do nothing. It may be too late to recover from the regulatory Czars and commissions he has installed.

28 posted on 06/04/2011 5:53:30 PM PDT by itsahoot (We make jokes, they make progress. Progressivism, Support Palin, or get used to it.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The first clue of who they most fear... is who they persecute with fervor. She is smarter than they and won’t play their game.


29 posted on 06/04/2011 5:56:06 PM PDT by BigFinn
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To: rabscuttle385
Never take advice from people who want to see you defeated. Sarah is an admirable politician and person but she has been destroyed by the mediactras.
30 posted on 06/04/2011 5:57:43 PM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: iopscusa
Krathammer has morphed into Chuckles the Clown. All “Charles” needs is face paint, a seltzer bottle and a horn for his wheelchair.
31 posted on 06/04/2011 5:59:46 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Sarah Palin [I] vs Romney [R] vs FBI investigated obama [c]..
Sarah doesn’t need 60M votes.


32 posted on 06/04/2011 6:04:30 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: bilhosty
... she has been destroyed by the mediactras.
So had Reagan, FRiend.
33 posted on 06/04/2011 6:04:52 PM PDT by eastsider
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To: rabscuttle385

A ham sandwich if Obama could fix one could beat him like a drum.

Dean might as well have said any “CONSERVITIVE” can beat Obama. The people that are paying attention are mad as hell and they are not going to take it any more. Mittens would be the easiest for Zero to beat since Mittens has signed on to MANY of Zero’s key platform issues.


34 posted on 06/04/2011 6:04:52 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: bilhosty
Sarah is an admirable politician and person but she has been destroyed by the mediactras.

Sounds like you are willing to let the media choose your candidate. Any candidate that the media does not try to destroy is not worth voting for in my opinion.

35 posted on 06/04/2011 6:09:18 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: rabscuttle385
The Howard Dean endorsement aka The Kiss of Death. This guarantees the Lunatic Fringe but she already had that. lol
36 posted on 06/04/2011 6:10:33 PM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: rabscuttle385

Howie must be back on his meds.....


37 posted on 06/04/2011 6:10:35 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Psalm 144

I,d say so:
House has no value, interest on savings near zero, no job to be found. I think tens of millions are in this situation.
No hope but plenty of change.


38 posted on 06/04/2011 6:12:01 PM PDT by 386wt (House value, Savings Interest, SS no raise 2 Yrs. War is against Old Folks!)
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To: Free America52; saradippity

Count me in - 59,999,996


39 posted on 06/04/2011 6:13:59 PM PDT by Phx_RC (Positive-ly Palin: New Energy for a New Future)
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To: rabscuttle385
Sarah is the real deal. Obama is a slimy, lying creep. Only if America has a death wish, would the usurper Obama win.
40 posted on 06/04/2011 6:14:05 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: rabscuttle385
She not only could win...
41 posted on 06/04/2011 6:15:52 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: TaxPayer2000

“Sounds like you are willing to let the media choose your candidate. Any candidate that the media does not try to destroy is not worth voting for in my opinion. “

Ticket to defeat my friend.


42 posted on 06/04/2011 6:19:47 PM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: bwc2221

LOL... you are so right on this.


43 posted on 06/04/2011 6:20:02 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: All

Under no circumstances will I vote for Romney. I’ll stay home.

Of course living in Maryland, there is no point in voting during the general... but that’s beside the point.


44 posted on 06/04/2011 6:20:33 PM PDT by FUBO (and EFF EWE Al Gore)
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To: 386wt

Obama will only get votes from welfare people and illegals and unioized public service employees. Good grief that may be 60 million! Anyone have a guess how many?


45 posted on 06/04/2011 6:24:28 PM PDT by 386wt (House value nil, Savings Interest ~0, SS ROI worthless . War is against Old Folks!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yyyarrrrreuuuuugggghhhh... You betcha.


46 posted on 06/04/2011 6:26:50 PM PDT by Reagan69 (If it ain't broke, the government will fix it till it is.)
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To: rabscuttle385

You have to deep into the Republican lineup to find someone who cannot beat DumBO. It is just surprising the Bolshies don’t try to make that person the front runner.


47 posted on 06/04/2011 6:48:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (I'll follow Allen West out of hell.)
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To: rabscuttle385
My first reaction: "OK. Is Dean lying or what?"

Here's his key point:

my view is if you get the nomination of a major party, you can win the presidency, I don’t care what people write about you inside the Beltway,” Dean said.

He's right. People living on government checks don't see the big picture. It's a contest of aspirations -- but to win it, you must be in the ring.

Thank goodness, Palin is no longer hobbled by the image making of McCain's campaign.

48 posted on 06/04/2011 6:56:42 PM PDT by GVnana (Have you worn your NOBAMA pin today?)
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To: Psalm 144
The don't think, they just "feel".

Please do not give the doctor any more credit than he deserves.

49 posted on 06/04/2011 6:57:49 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: FUBO
Of course living in Maryland, there is no point in voting during the general

I know how you feel. I look at it this way: at least I'm contributing to the historial database as the opposition.

50 posted on 06/04/2011 7:02:15 PM PDT by GVnana (Have you worn your NOBAMA pin today?)
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