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Sarah Palin, un-trending
Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2011 | Kathleen Parker

Posted on 08/12/2011 11:15:09 PM PDT by TomServo

The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly.

Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what’s not trending suggests more than what’s trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa, two words were scarce: Sarah Palin.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabber4romney; hatinpalin; kathleenparker; obama; palin; parker4romney; romneybot; sarahpalin; smellthefear; trending; untrending; waronsarah
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1 posted on 08/12/2011 11:15:13 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

I’m impressed.

A whole pile of words trying to impress upon us, without any real evidence, that Sarah’s day is done.

Ms. Parker does not really say much of anything, beyond dishing a whole lot of snark.

If Sarah’s so over, why do we need to be told constantly?


2 posted on 08/12/2011 11:19:50 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: sinanju

“The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”

Sarah is the “second mouse.”


3 posted on 08/12/2011 11:21:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sinanju

I’m not even going to bother reading it because I know what it will say. I am, however, wondering if Sarah might be acting a bit too coy for her own good.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but her reluctance to crap or get off the pot is moving into genuine annoyance territory as far as I am concerned.


4 posted on 08/12/2011 11:23:06 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: TomServo

Well, the jig is up. It’s all over for Sarah. Again. /S


5 posted on 08/12/2011 11:23:38 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: sinanju

Sarah has been declared over about a zillion times. Parker is jealous and always will be. When Sarah becomes prez, Parker may end up in an asylum.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 11:23:56 PM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: dfwgator

I also considered the source: Washington Post

No bias there, huh?


7 posted on 08/12/2011 11:24:36 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Ronin

99% of the electorate in this country aren’t even paying attention to what’s going on right now regarding the candidates. Times have changed, the old rules don’t apply anymore regarding campaigns. With the Internet, and social media, things can turn on a dime.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 11:25:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ronin

I know but hang in there, she has painted herself into a corner regarding September...in other words she said strongly we would know for sure by the end of that month.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 11:27:57 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: TomServo

10 posted on 08/12/2011 11:29:58 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: TomServo
The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly.

That sounds like "profiling."

Can we begin "trending" at the airports, too?

-PJ

11 posted on 08/12/2011 11:30:51 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: TomServo

When I first heard of a new CNN show to take the place of Larry King, I figured Parker Spitzer was Elliot Spitzer’s wife and she would be co hosting with him. Dumb name for a show and funny to see it fail. Even the current version with just Spitzer, the hand writing is on the wall and he will soon be doing reality tv or the tv rounds the way Rob Blagovich was doing before being sentenced to jail.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 11:32:05 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Ronin
Earlier and earlier declarations have become tiresome. I mean, one election is barely over, and the media is pushing the next one. Does it have to be presidential politics 24/7/365 for years? Why does every candidate have to be "out there" campaigning so early?

After Christmas would be soon enough for me. I like the early look at the potential field, but gee whiz, gag me with a spoon. I don't want to know all about everyone's nose hairs 14 months before the election. We still have time to impeach Obama, frankly, if we get busy and get the job done.

13 posted on 08/12/2011 11:33:21 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Judith Anne

Me too. I would be ok with December. These debates are entertaining and I look forward to them but let’s face it, they’re there to tear down the candidates. GOTCHA. Newt was my hero last night for calling them on it.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 11:41:33 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: TomServo

In Washington, DC, Kathleen, there is someone who should be shepherding us through the mess with austerity measures and a business building/border securing/tax cutting/regulation ending/Government worker laying-offing President...

...but he’s fundraising and going to Martha’s Vineyard.

You jealous little Marxist moron.


15 posted on 08/12/2011 11:42:52 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: TomServo

An article written to talk about how no one is talking about Sarah.

Yeah, that makes sense for circulation.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 11:47:02 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: TomServo

Kathleen Parker - A woman in love with the sound of her own voice/ sight of her written word, sharing that love alone.

How many times can that twit write the same basic thing? Does she EVER try writing something ...I dunno...new? She’s the Queen of PDS.


17 posted on 08/12/2011 11:51:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: TomServo

No one has talked about her, so here is a column talking about how no one is talking about her.

Why not a column about Kathleen Blanco. No one was talking about her after the debate either.


18 posted on 08/12/2011 11:53:29 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: TomServo

Kathleen Parker is such a tool. Totally jumped the shark when she endorsed Obama and has been nothing but hateful towards Sarah Palin.

Parker isn’t half the woman Palin is.


19 posted on 08/12/2011 11:55:49 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Aria

Post of the week award!


20 posted on 08/12/2011 11:57:58 PM PDT by Judith Anne ( Holy Mary, Mother of God, please pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.)
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To: Ronin
I can’t speak for anyone else, but her reluctance to crap or get off the pot is moving into genuine annoyance territory as far as I am concerned.

Yeah, she has to make sure she doesn't become "Fred Thompson 2012". The longer she waits, the harder it will be to line up a team and ground workers, as they'll already have committed to other campaigns.

21 posted on 08/13/2011 12:01:07 AM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Ronin

Hang tight Ronin. Let’s see what Labor Day brings.


22 posted on 08/13/2011 12:01:44 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Blue Highway
Spitzer is loaded and so is his wife. He doesn't need the money or the work.

You do realize this douche bag was supposed to be President? That was the big plan. Attorney General of NYS who took down all those bad Wall Street Boys, to Governor of NY, to the White House. He could have been as bad as Obama.

23 posted on 08/13/2011 12:04:50 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Yossarian

Uggghh! Then you don’t get Sarah Palin! She is not going to hire anybody that pretty much would be gladly receive by other campaigns, that’s not her MO.....She has not nor will ever hire Republican politicos for her campaign, she wants grassroots support as her GOTV base - average supporters and TEA party folks -— she already has a massive groundgame ready in Iowa


24 posted on 08/13/2011 12:15:25 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Yossarian; Ronin
I can’t speak for anyone else, but her reluctance to crap or get off the pot is moving into genuine annoyance territory as far as I am concerned. ....Ronin

Yeah, she has to make sure she doesn't become "Fred Thompson 2012". The longer she waits, the harder it will be to line up a team and ground workers, as they'll already have committed to other campaigns. .... Yossarian

It doesn't make any sense if you are seriously thinking of winning the Presidency, does it?

Yet, her behavior makes perfect sense.

Palin's decision about the run was made a while back, things are going exactly as Sarah Palin intended them to go and her objectives are being accomplished.

Bristol Palin spilled the beans last June 28 when she said on Fox and Friends, "You know, she definitely knows. We've talked about it before. Some things just need to stay in the family."

"Some things just need to stay in the family"?

After Bristol's "tell-all" book (which will be highly embarrassing to her son 13 years from now when he reads a copy), what could possibly need to "stay in the family"?

The fact that Palin is playing her supporters like a cheap fiddle, that's what.

Sarah Palin ceased to be a serious politician long ago and is now a media celebrity. It is a very lucrative gig.

April 15, 2010: Sarah Palin income 12 million dollars since leaving office

Palin's current profession is that of a very well paid entertainment celebrity whose main focus is maximizing her personal income and Bristol's income in the business of Reality TV shows, book sales, paid speeches, paid appearances and paid interviews.

The primary goal that Palin has is to maximize the profitability of her Sarah Palin™ Brand.

Why did Donald Trump pretend to be running for President, why is Newt Gingrich still pretending to run for President and why does Sarah Palin keep teasing and teasing and teasing about running for President?

Because it "enhances the Brand" and that translates into more money.

After praising Palin, Coulter goes on to say that she does not think that Palin will run for president. Hannity counters by saying that Coulter is "unnecessarily narrowing the field" and that Palin has publicly said she is still considering a run. It is at this point that Coulter reveals, "I think she's saying that because she also said Newt Gingrich told her you can get higher speaking fees if you pretend you are running for President."

Palin and FOX NEWS also has a very lucrative game going on:

Due to the "Equal Time" provision of Section 315 of the Communication Act, TV networks cancel the contracts of employees that are serious Presidential candidates. Yet, Palin and FOX News continue a very cozy relationship that is very lucrative for both of them:

1.) Sarah Palin spends a week here and a week there pretending to, maybe, run for President. Such a fake "teaser" campaign does not trigger Section 315.

2.) FOX News hypes each of her fake "teaser" campaigns.

3.) At the end of each fake campaign, Palin's loyal supporters and the curious Palin non-supporters then drive the FOX ratings as Palin appears in an "exclusive FOX interview of Sarah Palin" where one FOX employee (Palin) is being paid to be interviewed by another FOX employee that is paid to toss Palin cream puff questions.

4.) Palin cashes her paychecks and FOX News gets their ratings bonanza.

5.) Rinse and repeat, again and again and again for as long as the game keeps generating money for Fox and Palin.

The longer Sarah Palin keeps playing the teasing game, the more money the Sarah Palin™ Brand brings in. Therefore, Sarah Palin will play the teasing game as long as she can possibly get away with it.

If that is "stringing people around", ...... Well, too bad, so sad, ....... That is what needs to happen to keep the money rolling in.

Palin may even be able to keep playing the game until the first primaries because, since she is not hiring any professionalstaff, a fake "campaign" (where she actually declares but spends no money on staff to actually win) will not put her into debt like the campaigns of Hillary and Gingrich put them in personal debt. Newt Gingrich has been playing that game since his staff quit.

Whatever she does, I predict that the end result will be a maximization of the Sarah Palin™ Brand income.

As far as actually winning the general election in November of 2012?

Well, let's just say that there are none so blind as those that absolute refuse to see.

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FOX NEWS Poll released on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

FOX News Poll: (August 7-9, 2011)

Question 25. Sarah Palin - Do you think this person would make a good president or not?

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

ALL...........19%.......75%.........4%.......1%

Dem ............7%........89%.........3%.......1%

Rep ...........34%.......58%.......7%.......1%

Ind ...........20%........74%.......5%.......1%

25 posted on 08/13/2011 12:16:34 AM PDT by Polybius
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To: TomServo

Kathleen Parker.... hmmmmmm...


26 posted on 08/13/2011 12:28:53 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TomServo

Oh, Kathleen Parker by now you must be pulling out your hair... apparently you hadn’t seen the pictures and the tweets that were all over today about Governor Palin at the Iowa State Fair and the crowds around her—not to mention the media swarming her. It WAS the talk today. She stood and answered questions for one hour from the press. Without a teleprompter. Remind me again, Kathleen, about your pampered prince....

Seriously, jealous much?


27 posted on 08/13/2011 12:34:38 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Shelayne

Yes she is.. Kathleen will be bald by the end of this next election.


28 posted on 08/13/2011 12:39:09 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: TomServo

More from the Palin hater, Kathleen Parker. (((YAWN)))) She’s making a career out of trashing Sarah Palin. I guess she has to do something for a living.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 12:39:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Polybius
You are at it again, pulling selected stats from a poll. Here is one from the same poll.

In the presidential primary election or caucus in your state next year, are you more likely to vote in the Democratic or Republican primary for president, or are you unlikely to participate in either?

Democratic Primary 43%

Republican Primary 35

Neither 14

(Other/Don’t know) 8

So, this poll has 20% more demonRATS, 22% of the people aren't going to vote, Perry and Palin each get 19% and no candidate gets more than 34%, yet you publish only the Palin stats.

Mark Twain said that there are liars, damn liars, and jerkoffs like you, that try to trick folks with selective use of your stats.

Over time, you've used this selective use of one slice of the FOX poll to slant the data to support your own conclusion.

30 posted on 08/13/2011 2:13:44 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: toddausauras

I’m thinking Labor Day.


31 posted on 08/13/2011 2:20:25 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: TomServo

HA, this from the Stepford wife of Client #9, both of whom lost their CCN gig. Guess that would rate as untrending.


32 posted on 08/13/2011 2:39:27 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: TomServo

I just read that Perry is ‘late into the race,” and I thought, “The race has started?”

Only according to the media. Of course the actual race started the day after the last election day, in terms of lining up staff, etc. But it seems Palin doesn’t have the problems many have when they begin a campaign—name recognition, voter base, supporters ready to donate. Why should she start now?

I understand the Fred Thomson comparison but I don’t see it. We liked him, but to most Americans he was a vaguelly famous face. Palin’s celebrity is simply different.

All of this could be meaningless—and people have to keep this in mind—because it could indeed turn out she got in too late, but one can only know that when it actually happens. These things have a way of settling themselves.

But I can’t imagine all this publicity she gets now decreasing should she choose to run—just the opposite, with the news stations now having the excuse that she’s a candidate for the highest office in the land blah blah blah to bash her nightly.

Having said all that, I can still detect for the first time some fatigue on the part of all but her most rabid supporters. Does it make sense? Not really. But elections are certainly strange things. I mean, let’s admit it, all this time later, away from the last election, we had some people we were supporting who clearly shouldn’t have been running for office, and who probably helped cost us control of the senate. Yet at the time we were so high on them. Similarly, we were all able to put away our questions about McCain and support him fairly enthusiastically...until, of course, he lost, and then we recalled why we didn’t like him.

Elections are unpredictable. You only know what’ll happen when it happens, no matter how ‘obvious’ such things are (such as Fred T. wiping the floor with all comers).


33 posted on 08/13/2011 2:49:36 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Bigtigermike
She is not going to hire anybody that pretty much would be gladly receive by other campaigns, that’s not her MO

Not true. Michael Glassner, who's running her campaign, has worked for both Dole and McCain.

Nothing horrible about that, but let's not pretend she's only hiring outsiders, either.

34 posted on 08/13/2011 2:54:21 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (``Stupidity is also a gift of God, but one mustn't misuse it``-Pope John Paul II)
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To: Ronin

Yep, you got it!


35 posted on 08/13/2011 3:32:13 AM PDT by derllak
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To: Darkwolf377
... but one can only know that when it actually happens.

Raucous round of applause! Totally brilliant post for so early on a Saturday morning, too.

36 posted on 08/13/2011 4:09:06 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you know why I love reptiles? It's because they don't play guitars.)
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To: sinanju

That’s because Ms. Parker is a liberal cockroach. I am, however, getting a little nervous about Palin’s timing. I hope that she commits one way or the other, pretty soon.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 4:16:04 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: TomServo

This woman is so green with jealousy, it is comedic to watch her try to make sense of her obvious emotional problem with someone she wishes she could be.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 4:31:52 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: TomServo
Consider the source.
Parker is a pathologic ObamaBOT and RomneyBOT.

Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



39 posted on 08/13/2011 4:34:43 AM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: TomServo
I bet he wrote his flimsy little piece before THIS happened yesterday...


40 posted on 08/13/2011 4:40:14 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
"he" = "she"

Too early.

41 posted on 08/13/2011 4:46:34 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: TomServo

“Just you wait, ‘Enry ‘Iggins...............”

The rank and file are DESPERATE for some candidate they can believe in.
When Sarah jumps in............................


42 posted on 08/13/2011 5:00:19 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: TomServo

Well, thank you, Ms. Parker, for getting Sarah’s numbers up.


43 posted on 08/13/2011 5:00:58 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: TomServo; Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx
Type "sar" into a Google search, and the top "suggestion" this morning is still Sarah Palin. Yep, she's not "trending", she's LEADING!!!

Click to learn more about her...

Elect Sarah Palin for President 2012

Re-Elect President Sarah Palin 2016

44 posted on 08/13/2011 5:02:51 AM PDT by WVKayaker (The GOP needs to live the planks of its platform, not just offer lip service. -Sarah Palin 8/2008)
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To: WVKayaker; Virginia Ridgerunner; USS Alaska




"May we always be happy and our enemies know it!"



45 posted on 08/13/2011 5:08:48 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Judith Anne
Candidates need money. You don't get money if no one knows who you are. The less known you are the earlier you have to start and even then Republican nominees have been pre-known for decades: Nixon was Ike's veep and lost to JFK, Ford was president, Reagan had run against Ford, Bush was Reagan's VP, Bob Dole was Ford's losing campaign vp and ran in '80, W had a pedigree, McCain had run in 2000… now we have Romney "leading" because he ran in 2008.

If anyone except Romney or Palin win the nomination and beat Obama we'd have an unusual GOP winner not having run for president before, been on a national ticket before or not having a pedigree.

46 posted on 08/13/2011 5:08:57 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Karen Harrington is running against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz)
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To: Darkwolf377
Worked for Dole & McCain? That's just who I'd want.

I guess Donna Brazile wasn't available. /s

47 posted on 08/13/2011 5:11:35 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Karen Harrington is running against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz)
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To: WVKayaker
Happy little guy from yesterday at the Iowa fair!


48 posted on 08/13/2011 5:14:15 AM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TomServo

August 2, 2011 Poll Watch: Gallup 2012 Republican Favorability Survey

Ratings of 2012 Contenders Steady in July: Giuliani, Palin & Romney enjoy broadest popularity

Favorability Ratings

* Rudy Giuliani 70% * Sarah Palin 65% * Mitt Romney 62% * Ron Paul 50% * Michele Bachmann 49% * Newt Gingrich 48% * Rick Perry 40% * Tim Pawlenty 36% * Herman Cain 35% * Rick Santorum 31% * Jon Huntsman 22%

Positive Intensity Score (Strongly Favorable minus Strongly Unfavorable)

* Herman Cain +25% * Rick Perry +24% * Rudy Giuliani +19% * Sarah Palin +16% * Mitt Romney +15% * Michele Bachmann +14% * Tim Pawlenty +9% * Ron Paul +8% * Rick Santorum +7% * Jon Huntsman +5% * Newt Gingrich +1%

Name Recognition

* Sarah Palin 96% * Rudy Giuliani 89% * Mitt Romney 84% * Newt Gingrich 84% * Ron Paul 77% * Michele Bachmann 76% * Rick Perry 54% * Tim Pawlenty 54% * Rick Santorum 50% * Herman Cain 46% * Jon Huntsman 40%


49 posted on 08/13/2011 5:20:05 AM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: WVKayaker

What a great picture!!!!


50 posted on 08/13/2011 5:25:04 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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