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Rove: Palin will run
The Washington Examiner ^ | 08/20/2011 | Byron York

Posted on 08/20/2011 5:22:39 AM PDT by Rational Thought

Former Bush advisor Karl Rove says he believes former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will enter the Republican presidential race sometime around Labor Day. Appearing on Fox News Saturday morning, Rove said Palin "has a schedule next week that looks like that of a candidate, not a celebrity." Rove also cited a new campaign-style video Palin has released on her recent visit to the Iowa State Fair as evidence Palin is gearing up for a run.

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KEYWORDS: election; indianolaiowa; iowastatefair; karlrove; notrunning; palin; palin2012; presidentpalin; rove; rove4romney; saintsarah; sarah; sarahpac; sarahpalin; saveusohsarah; teaparty; tokyorove
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1 posted on 08/20/2011 5:22:40 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Ping for later


2 posted on 08/20/2011 5:27:44 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: Rational Thought
Has got to be killing him he is not king maker anymore and the tea party has a life of his own and he can't control them. She is the ultimate manifestation of them and doesn't play the beltway games, and will throw RNC/GOP hacks like him overboard. They fear the culture change because they are on the wrong side of history, and in their gut I think they know it. I don't know, but I am beginning to think he has issues....
3 posted on 08/20/2011 5:28:16 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Rational Thought
” Karl Rove says he believes former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will enter the Republican presidential race “

Hey Karl, good guess. Was your first clue the campaign video she released yesterday?

4 posted on 08/20/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Rational Thought

Rove a Palin basher, in an article by Byron York who asked Bachmann if she ‘would submit to her husband’...

I think I’ll skip the article and the thinly veiled insults.


5 posted on 08/20/2011 5:31:47 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Rational Thought
Whining, backstabbing RomneyBOT Rove:
"She (Gov. Palin) thinks the normal rules don't apply"

"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"


"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively
some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,"
grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret
of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "


6 posted on 08/20/2011 5:32:59 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: taildragger
Rove has had his 15 minutes, it's time for a breath of fresh artic air.


7 posted on 08/20/2011 5:33:48 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: McGruff

Nicely Done!


8 posted on 08/20/2011 5:36:08 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought
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!

9 posted on 08/20/2011 5:39:04 AM 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: chainsaw

I never thought she wouldn’t run. She has been gearing up since McRino lost. Anyone thinking otherwise hasn’t been paying attention to Sarah, Ms. Fire in her Belly.


10 posted on 08/20/2011 5:44:00 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: taildragger
Karl's beginning to wish he could board the Palin bus, but it just kept going, leaving him in its wake. Beep beep!


11 posted on 08/20/2011 5:45:19 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
IMO, Rove wants Palin in to split vote and give Romney an advantage.

The elites want Romney as GOP candidate ...even if he can't beat Obama...that opens door for Jeb in 2016.

12 posted on 08/20/2011 5:46:30 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Rational Thought

STFU Rove. That’ it.


13 posted on 08/20/2011 5:51:20 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Rational Thought
It's obvious that Palin will make her announcement on September 3, 2011 in Iowa.

Watch PayPal get bodyslammed as her campaign gets a gigantic amount of online donations to her campaign--one that could reach US$40 million or more from Americans totally sick and tired of Obama's economic policies.

14 posted on 08/20/2011 5:57:57 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Rational Thought

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLJ4vQEp6B8&NR=1


15 posted on 08/20/2011 5:59:42 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I think it would be good that she runs. Not bash the others just Obama. It will take some of the heat off of Perry, I see Paul Ryan getting in also. The more the merrier. It will show the kind of people we have here on our side compared to the pathetic stuff the liberals have.

No doubt in my mind she’s running....


16 posted on 08/20/2011 5:59:58 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: lonestar
# 15 Link to what the Bushies, Rove, elites think of Sarah Palin, as voiced by Barbara Bush with Larry King.

Barbara Bush is disgusting, IMO.

If there was ever a doubt, here's the pudding containing the proof.

17 posted on 08/20/2011 6:06:05 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Rational Thought

I am so relieved. She can think outside of the box. And her husband, Todd, is the kind of steady hand I’d want to see as her chief consultant. What a family. The devil will be clearing out the staffers in D.C. who have grown very powerful over several adminstrations. Republican operatives were out there with knives during her time on the McCain ticket so she probably has a pretty good idea of who they are. Rush talked abut them some time ago.

She’s going to need some of the best advisors in the business in foreign policy as well....and I hope she seeks out and is able to garner their support, particularly from the women. I would be thrilled if she sought out Condoleeza Rice, Liz Cheney for some deep discussions. I also wouldn’t be upset if she met with Hillary for the same reason. Say what you will, Hillary has truly carried the water for 0dumbo on that front. And Sarah has NEVER spoken bad about her.


18 posted on 08/20/2011 6:06:40 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: All

19 posted on 08/20/2011 6:09:15 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: nikos1121

My main concern is that she and Michelle Bachmann will cancel each other out and diminish the impact of the Tea Party on the primary process. The ladies should have had a heart-to-heart and decided which one was going to take up the banner for this cycle. My view all along is that Palin should keep her powder dry until the 2014 Senate elections. She’s a lock to win back that traditionally Republican seat and become a leader in the Senate.


20 posted on 08/20/2011 6:10:21 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: Rational Thought

I’ll sleep so much better now that Rove has now predicted this. /s/


21 posted on 08/20/2011 6:10:46 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: Rational Thought
Sarah Palin has "IT." It's something you cannot buy or manufacture. It's something every politician would give anything to have. She has charisma - a mountain of "IT."

This is a nightmare for people like Rove because she is an unapologetic populist who went after Republican dirt-bags in her own state, though she ran as a Republican.

Sarah Palin is a wildly popular outsider who will send people like Rove packing when she is elected president. He knows it and every insider in both parties knows that Palin as president is bad news for the courtiers and perfumed princes who hover around Washington, DC.

I personally believe the independence, strength, moral character, leadership and fundamental decency Sarah brings are what this country desperately needs to survive.

This great woman, Sarah Palin, will be the ONLY PRESIDENT WHO CAN SAVE AMERICA NOW.

Sarah has more common sense in her little finger than now present in the entire federal government.

When Sarah sits down at the desk in the oval office, she will be asking "Why are we doing that?" a million times on almost every issue. Her answer will be repeated untold times, "We aren't doing that anymore from here forward."

Sarah won't get our sons and daughters in the military killed unless there is a true national interest at stake.

22 posted on 08/20/2011 6:11:07 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority (Where is the middle ground on insolvency of the United States government?)
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To: Rational Thought
Sarah was launched into the national spotlight by a RINO GOP presidential nominee desperate to secure a few conservative votes—she was both an attractive woman and as conservative as they come—so she was hated long and hard by the socialists and their MSM as well as by the Republican “go along to get along” elite.
As a gifted local politician not yet required to be hip to the whole wicked world she was not quite ready for prime time though she tried her best with what she had to work with—namely the infamously lame McCain campaign wreck—STILL she THRILLED the true conservative base now best represented by the Tea Party.
Responding to the righteous love and sneering at the Leftist hate she made herself a national powerhouse and lifted the hopes of those losing hope in the survival of the American way—she was the glint on the tip of the Tea Party spearhead that pierced the America scorching socialist agenda that began with the Pelosi perdition of 2007.
Since then she has done well and has become even more loved by masses of broken glass conservatives waiting for her to go ONE STEP FURTHER.
I don't give a hoot in heck for Karl Rove—his RINO credentials are chiseled in stone and he could have stopped W from paving the way for the current Obama American wasteland during his last years in office—as far as I'm concerned,”Bush's Brain” is as much responsible for the mess we are in as anyone.
But he is right on this one.And I have said before,Sarah Palin has to decide between the Presidency of the United States—which is hers if she wants it—and obscurity.
A peaceful family life or the salvation of the United States of America.Sans that ONE STEP FURTHER she will disappear from the political landscape and that's no lie.
Either way,I will respect her choice.
23 posted on 08/20/2011 6:12:58 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("11/4/2008: The day America elected a pyromaniac in the middle of a fire storm.")
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To: littleharbour

I thought so tto, but there is strength in numbers. It will split up the MSM. The message will be very clear, that Obama must go. I think any one of our candidates can win. No this is a good thing, a very good thing. Ryan should get in too. I’ve never sent money in for a candidate, but if she announces, I’m sending through Paypal $100 the day she announces.


24 posted on 08/20/2011 6:18:49 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: littleharbour

I thought so tto, but there is strength in numbers. It will split up the MSM. The message will be very clear, that Obama must go. I think any one of our candidates can win. No this is a good thing, a very good thing. Ryan should get in too. I’ve never sent money in for a candidate, but if she announces, I’m sending through Paypal $100 the day she announces.


25 posted on 08/20/2011 6:19:04 AM PDT by nikos1121 (Stand up is hard if you're not funny.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority; Happy Rain

Two of the very best posts I’ve read here on FR in a very long time.

Thanks, sincerely.


26 posted on 08/20/2011 6:23:44 AM 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: SueRae

I think Palin knows that neither Condi nor Liz nor Hill is her friend, the best in the business, or of a common foreign affairs vision with her. No need for affirmative action hiring on Palin’s part.


27 posted on 08/20/2011 6:24:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: lonestar

EXACTLY. She gets in and it splits the vote giving Romney the edge.


28 posted on 08/20/2011 6:25:20 AM PDT by crz
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To: McGruff

He loves the stage too much to go away. I had to laugh this morning when he was asked if Rick Perry should be getting credit for jobs in Texas. Since he’s a ‘Bushy’, he couldn’t bear to do so and said all the previous GOP Govs helped TX continue leading the country in jobs and Perry has benefitted and continued the process.

I love that the 2 front runners will soon be Palin and Perry. And that, FReepers, will just kill Karl - gotta love it!


29 posted on 08/20/2011 6:26:58 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: littleharbour
My main concern is that she and Michelle Bachmann will cancel each other out and diminish the impact of the Tea Party on the primary process.

No need for Bachmann to leave the race. We can have more than one woman or Tea Party candidate competing for the nomination. Let the upcoming primary/caucuses weed out the candidates. The one who emerges will be all the stronger for it.

30 posted on 08/20/2011 6:28:28 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SueRae
I also wouldn’t be upset if she met with Hillary for the same reason.

I had to read this sentence several times to believe it. Are you SERIOUS?

31 posted on 08/20/2011 6:30:14 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority

Should Sarah become President, it will be interesting who her close advisors and cabinet members will be. She can’t do it alone.

One of Obama’s major problems is that he has an incompetent inner circle.


32 posted on 08/20/2011 6:32:05 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: littleharbour
My view all along is that Palin should keep her powder dry until the 2014 Senate elections. She’s a lock to win back that traditionally Republican seat and become a leader in the Senate.

That's crazy. Candidates like Palin only come around about once a generation.

33 posted on 08/20/2011 6:32:14 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: nikos1121
Almost anyone Republican running would do a better job than Obama.

However, Palin makes the moonbats foam at the mouth and bite each other.

She should pick a very good VP candidate if she wins the nomination. Perry/Palin or Palin/Perry would be good.

34 posted on 08/20/2011 6:38:04 AM PDT by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: McGruff
Fresh is definitely in the mind of the beholder -- the wild blackberries and honey were OK, but I'm not so sure about the deceased salmon. ;-)

Cheers!

35 posted on 08/20/2011 6:41:27 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: McGruff

Nice screen cap!


36 posted on 08/20/2011 6:47:36 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: littleharbour
My main concern is that she and Michelle Bachmann will cancel each other out and diminish the impact of the Tea Party on the primary process.

Because they'd be competing candidates like everyone else or because they're women? Sarah is not the anti-Michelle form of political matter to cancel her out.
37 posted on 08/20/2011 6:50:49 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: lonestar
“IMO, Rove wants Palin in to split vote and give Romney an advantage.”

I don't know how you figure that. We saw how fast Perry knocked Romney down to the #2 spot, and Bachmann to #3. If Palin were to throw her hat in, Romney would drop a bit not rise back to the top. The Romney supporters are Romney supporters period. Nothing will change that. They are head strong and won't budge no matter who jumps in. But after the Primary they will rally around the winner taking HER into November.

38 posted on 08/20/2011 7:03:22 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Happy Rain
Sarah was launched into the national spotlight by a RINO GOP presidential nominee desperate to USE HER TO secure a few conservative votes, THEN ABANDON HER TO OBSCURITY.

Now she has abandoned that progressive RINO to obscurity, resulting in the consternation of the leftist liberal establishment.

That Pit Bull won't let go.

McCain will never live down the beating a Marxist muslim gave him at the polls.

39 posted on 08/20/2011 7:08:03 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: Rational Thought
I think he's right, I mean, everyone else said it first.

Now, excuse me, but STFU, ROVE!

40 posted on 08/20/2011 7:09:04 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SamAdams76
Let the upcoming primary/caucuses weed out the candidates. The one who emerges will be all the stronger for it.

Exactly. We have a LONG way to go. Let all our best potential nominees enter the race and battle it out. A strong primary process helps vet our candidates and the debate makes them stronger for the general election.

It would be absolutely fantastic if Palin enters the race. And if Ryan thinks he could be a great president and has the support he thinks he'll need, he should jump in too.

41 posted on 08/20/2011 7:10:44 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: demkicker

I could see her meeting with Hillary during the transition to a Palin presidency to get the lay of the land, so to speak.

And remember, Palin worked with Democrats in Alaska.


42 posted on 08/20/2011 7:15:30 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Rational Thought

old woman rove has changed his predictions since sarah resigned near the fourth of july 2009.

the the old woman said that she’d just ruined her career.


43 posted on 08/20/2011 7:17:58 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Rational Thought

One smart MF, that one.


44 posted on 08/20/2011 7:22:22 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: NavyCanDo
Romney supporters are Romney supporters period.

True.

The non-Romney supporters will be split. He will probably win the NH primary regardless.

Rove and the Bushes are very much part of the elitist wing of the GOP and Romney is their man.

Have you noticed how Rove was quick to start criticizing Perry?

Watch the video at #15.

45 posted on 08/20/2011 7:22:30 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Barbara Bush looked 85 when she was 60. I guess her age finally caught up with her face.


46 posted on 08/20/2011 7:23:56 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221

LOL!...because true!


47 posted on 08/20/2011 7:29:50 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
"The elites want Romney as GOP candidate ...even if he can't beat Obama...that opens door for Jeb in 2016".

I believe you are exactly correct on this.

48 posted on 08/20/2011 7:30:29 AM PDT by mickie
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To: littleharbour
If Palin enters the race, Bachmann is dead in the water. If Bachmann doesn't stop saying stupid things(promising $2 gas, joining the IRS so she could take it down, Elvis, etc.), Bachmann will be dead in the water regardless of whether Palin runs or not.

Right now there are three conservatives in the race - Bachmann, Cain and Santorum. Perry is the 2012 version of George W. Bush. There's room for a conservative that can inspire people and win.

49 posted on 08/20/2011 7:31:14 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: lonestar
“Have you noticed how Rove was quick to start criticizing Perry?”

You can say the same about FR over the last couple of weeks. A lot of people have serious concerns about him. I'm keeping an open mind on his right now, and will decide for myself on how he performs in the next debate or two, and stump speeches, just like I am with Bachmann. If Palin jumps in, then that is a whole new ballgame. I will rally around her like you would not believe.

50 posted on 08/20/2011 7:34:37 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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