Skip to comments.Has Sarah Palin exhausted the patience of her supporters?
Posted on 08/26/2011 10:21:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
There is some evidence that while waiting for a potential Sarah Palin presidential run, her potential voters have moved on and now support other tea party-backed candidates, such as Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann.
Has Sarah Palin waited too long to announce shes running for president?
(...) So if she does throw her snow machine helmet into the ring, she might start a White House race closer to the back of the pack than the front.
First, lets address the waiting part. The former Alaska governor on Tuesday denied that she intends to announce a White House bid on September 3, (...)
Palin might use the September 3 address to endorse another candidate. She might use it to make it clear she will announce at some point Governor Perry used that same sort of slow-unveiling strategy as he edged into the race.
But the problem is at this point she may be exhausting the patience of potential Palinites.
I think Palin could get back a number of voters should she get into the race people who gave up on her running and moved on to someone else. But, I do not think it would put her in a strong enough position to get into first or second place, writes Erickson.
Some other analysts are less negative. In an opinion piece for CNN, political scientist Paul Sracic of Youngstown State University in Ohio writes that Palins on-camera optimism about America seems natural and akin to that of GOP icon Ronald Reagan.
This offers at least the possibility that, despite her current low standing in the polls, she will be able to leap-frog over the more negative sounding Bachmann and Perry, and compete head-to-head with Romney, writes Sracic.
(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...
No...but nice try.
No, Sarah hasn’t exhausted the patience of her supporters, just you clymers in the media who can’t get her to do what you want.
She has been very straight-forward in telling us she would make her decision in September. We’ll wait.
I don’t think she will run.
But if her strategy was to wait, enter the race late and “save the day”...
I think her strategy backfired, big time. Especially with Perry entering the race.
Sarah who? Oh, the reality TV star that went fishing with Kate plus 8! She’s just intent on milking her celebrity for all its worth and translating that into dollars. She is the very opposite of a serious candidate.
I have felt this way for some time. She either needs to get in or get out and stop confusing the voters. Once voters are lost, they are tough to get back. Especially if they have used their wallets in support of another candidate. People are not very patient during these times.
In my case, yes, she has ... But I understand why, it’s so the press isn’t pounder her everyday, and we know that technique works because she has been badly damaged already, it’s not right, but the constant attacks work.
Only her faux supporters.
The armies of Soros operatives and DU losers pretending to offer her advice.
Radical children are so cute!
“The former Alaska governor on Tuesday denied that she intends to announce a White House bid on September 3”
Maybe October then?
Palin has a hard-core, loyal base. They will wait until hell freezes over, IMO.
I like and support Palin, but will not wait much longer. She’s indicated that the end of Sept/Oct is fair to her supporters. I’m willing to give her that time.
Meanwhile, I’ll be working to refute some of the misinformation and lies that have been posted to FR about Perry. He and Bachmann have declared and deserve to have balanced information presented about them.
Nice try what? I support Sarah too.
She’s certainly exhausted the patience of the ABP crowd, but that’s on purpose. We Palin supporters are just reloading.
No, but it’s what the Perrywinkles want everybody to believe.
Just CSM trying a little psyops there.
It was meant to Peter. Not you.
Still over a year until the election, so the answer is NO. Sarah marches to her own drum, and I am sure she never listens to a left leaning article and org like this one.
They fear her big time. And they should.
She could also decide to mount a 3rd party effort which gives her planty of time to do a lot of things.
1. I still think she’s the best prospect in the field. So no.
2. There are some people who are still trying to get Chris Christie to run. So srsly, no.
If Perry hadn't entered, everyone would still be clamoring for someone else and Palin could of rode in and saved the day.
But that trains done left the station. If she entered now she'd start at 3 at best, and more likely 4 or lower in the polls.
The good news is that Romney doesn't have any supporters, only name recognition, so he isn't a real threat to anyone including Palin. So in the end it would be a 3 way dog fight between Perry, Palin, and Bachmann. Bachmann in my opinion would lose that split easily, which would leave it a 2 way race between Perry and Palin. Either of which would make great presidents.
But having said all that, I just don't see her jumping in at this point, unless Perry implodes some how.
IMO, Governor Quid Pro Quo is going to present an easier Dem/MSM target than his supporters believe. Running a victory lap two weeks after an announcement is, well, stupid.
Plus it gives conservatives more time to learn how marginal and careless Perry's pandering to the open borders/amnesty/La Raza crowd has been.
ORKIN, WE NEED YOU!
The Christian Science Monitor on the other hand, has exhausted my patience decades ago.
She has already indicated that she will support the eventual GOP nominee - "ABO, anybody but Obama". Since a 3rd party run would insure a second Obama term, I can't see her perticipating in that. It would also destroy any future she has in electoral politics (for an example, see John Anderson).
I seem to recall a candidate for president who didn’t announce until November, didn’t do particularly well in Iowa, had run for president previously, was considered to be down in the polls as late as three to five days before the election, and ended up winning over 400 electoral votes.
I believe he would’ve been 100 this year...has some library out here in Simi Valley...
Still over a year until the election,
I guess you are referring to the General Election in Nov. 2012. But the GOP Primaries begin in less than six months and the deadlines to get on the ballot in some of the first ones are closer still. Now if she runs as a 3rd party in Nov. then no problem with the deadlines, just get the process in place to meet the criteria to be on the ballot line.
ORKIN, WE NEED YOU!<<
Talk about Palin Worship Syndrome!
You’ve got it bad.
Perrywinkles — love it.
No way Sarah runs third party, she knows that would guarantee bambi’s re election. If she did she would be accused of being a Soros operative, and that would be one of the nicer things said about her.
Sarah will announce when it's the best time to do so. I believe Reagan announced in November. Sarah said she will decide in the Sept/Oct timeframe. I will support her whenever she announces and I trust her judgement about the timing.
I hope she waits until the very last moment to enter the race. The media and the other candidates are losing it behind the scenes. “Why can’t she just decide? Waaaaaah”. To which I ask, “Why do you care”? When she gets in the rest of the field may as well go home save for Perry.
Being fluent in English, I've found nothing she's said confusing. For those NOT fluent in English, I can see there may be a problem.
As much as I can’t wait for her to get in, I have to say I’m getting such a kick out of watching her tweak all the experts, pundits, and “concern trolls” by doing...absolutely nothing. Well, except exactly what she said she would do. Maybe it’s the honesty that confuses them.
I guess you wouldn't have supported this candidate either.
Good evening. I am here tonight to announce my intention to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States. - Ronald Reagan (November 13, 1979)
Of course opinions can and will vary, but the last time I checked, FR is Palin Country.
One relatively important hard deadline Palin is facing is October 31, in order to be on the ballot for the Florida primary
Maybe October then?
Last time I checked, there were 27 days in September after the 3rd.
My primary isn’t until next year...if she’s running; I vote for her. If she doesn’t, I may vote for someone else. Not complicated.
I may have this wrong, but I think she’s said she would not run a third party candidacy as it would split the conservative vote. I’d not support that kind of a third party run and I generally like her as a candidate.
An interesting question, but not the relevant one. Any previous Palin supporter that strays can no doubt be theoretically won back over. Maybe not automatically upon her entering the race, but they are at least up for grabs.
The real question is has she exhausted the patience (or interest) of the independents?
Yes, some posters are very, very concerned about Sarah.