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Posted on 09/21/2011 9:34:47 PM PDT by bd476
Sarah Palin: I am still considering running for president
The State Column | Staff | Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin said Wednesday that she remains interested in seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination even as a recent poll shows a vast majority of Republican voters oppose her candidacy.
I think people are still going to be coming and going because there is still time, and Im still one of those still considering, Ms. Palin said during an appearance on Fox News. There is still time And I think on both sides of the aisle, youre going to see people coming and going in this race.
Ms. Palin, who has repeatedly hinted at a potential run for president, said earlier this year that she is likely to announce her decision at the end of the month. A number of political analysts have questioned whether the former Alaska governor will enter the race.
Ms. Palins comment comes as a McClatchy poll reported that 72 percent of respondents who identified themselves as Republican or Republican-leaning independents do not want the former vice presidential nominee to run for president in 2012. Just 24 percent said they support the idea of a Palin presidential bid.
Speaking Wednesday, Ms. Palin said she remains confident that the current field of Republican presidential candidates can defeat President Obama in the November general election.
We need to change the entire game plan. And we need to change the entire team thats been there at White House doing such great damage to our economy, the former Alaska governor said. We need to make sure that we have the best and most qualified. The most vetted candidate to come forth and rise to the surface after this primary process.
So am I.
When she strikes, it's going to be fast.
Mitt Perry ain't gonna know what hit him.
Newt and Santorum were fired by FoxNews when they hinted at running for the presidency, and before they announced.
Will FoxNews fire Palin tomorrow, or is she just in it for the money?
Seems to me she said it Tuesday, not Wednesday...
She said she’d make up her mind by September, so she only has a few days left.
If she doesn’t, Rick Perry will fill her shoes... he just won’t look as good in them.
She is supporting herself, not on food stamp. I don’t understand why people are against gainful employment?
Nothing says “follow me into battle” like quitting a governorship after 2 years in office, and then having reality TV shows to the point that a hair salon owned by Palin gets its own show.
Others are waiting for the bathroom!
The treatment Santorum and Gingrich got from Murdoch after floating trial balloons does, though.
If Palin is considering running, I call on her to quit her job as a paid member of the media tonight.
Will she? I doubt it. She's making a great living now, and she doesn't even need to make a stance on anything that can be questioned as a member of the media.
Well, what is taking her so long to make up her mind? She’s taking longer than Obama did to come up with a “Jobs” Plan. (Albeit, his jobs plan sucks.)
Yep, that's what she said in Iowa. We will know in 9 days I guess.
I recently read that she would decide in Sept., or early Oct..
She seems to be still deciding, probably based on the polls.
Stop considerin’ Baby!
Do it Now!
Run like Nike
Speak like Socrates and Othello
Or just stand around looking good.
How is that itch doing now that you have scratched it? Feel better?
You know, one of these days, you're going to get yourself in hot water with the boss for lying like that.
Newt and Santorum weren't "fired" by Fox News for merely hinting that they were interested in pursuing a presidential bid. Their contracts were automatically suspended the day they filed papers to run. It was in their contracts, just as it's in Sarah Palin's.
And for the record, I wish you'd quit posting all of your stupid PDS talking points and just come right out and say that you hate Sarah Palin. It comes through loud and clear anyway.
What did she ever do to you anyway? She pop you in the lip or something? Geeeez.......
Mitt doesn’t know anything anyway.
Why call for that.
Reagan didn’t announce until November.
Sarah, I’d love to see you in the race, but Herman Cain is my favorite because he shoots straight, committed early, and hasn’t quit.
Sarah Palin will run for POTUS and will win.
The heck with dead lines.
Then, I hope she is fired. She can win it!
Will FoxNews fire Palin tomorrow, or is she just in it for the money?
Is she in it just for the money? When you work for Fox News, you get paid. Do you have a problem with that? When you work, if you work, do you get paid? What's your point? Are you kiddin us? People don't have a right to earn money? You can't be serious.
That’s not a very accurate representation of what happened. Fox said if someone was going to run for president they’d have to leave the network as a correspondent. And those who were intending to run did leave.
Huckabee and Palin were undecided. Huckabee eventually said no, and Sarah still says she’s undecided. When that maybe becomes a yes (if it does become a yes), then and only then will she be ‘fired’ by Fox.
Go soak your head.
C’mon you can do it.
I like Mr. Cain, smart man with good ideas.
Gee Ace, why don't you start a thread on that and get it put in breaking news.
You're really on the top of your game tonight!
Others are waiting for the bathroom!
She said shed make up her mind by September, so she only has a few days left.”
I missed that. Where was it? Do you have a link to that?
“What did she ever do to you anyway? She pop you in the lip or something?”
He doesn’t like Palin, or any of them, simply because they are not Perry. Perry supporters are a lot like Ron Paul supporters.
Geez, Louise! What a tease!!
She’s got a better routine than Gypsy Rose Lee.
You need to at least support somebody. Just because you hate a Woman Governor from AK isn’t cutting anything. Obama is a damn bad joke and you know it.
She's waiting for us to all get in a circle holding hands and beg her to run. I'm tired of her little game.
Her chosen public response to being asked, given that her chosen time to announce is as late as possible, is to say "I'm still deciding". But, in fact, she knows and has known for quite awhile. And her chosen time to announce is as late as possible to maximize her chance, based on her view and i'd imagine the view of her confidants, of gaining the nomination. I'm inclined to agree... she gains nothing in participating in answering inane questions in inane debates, and has plenty of name recognition unlike Perry. Probably figures once gettin' in, the necessary money will flow as well.
You are bitter.
Yes, that, and accomplishing more in half a term than most governors would in 2 terms; then leading a wildly successful national charge to help take GOP control of the US House in 2010; showing tireless passion, leadership, and heart in the face of relentless smear; and helping forge and empower a new phenomenon in American politics, the TEA Party.
I, for one, will follow Sarah into battle...
I don’t think so. She is going for the attack game the media plays.
[Nothing says follow me into battle like quitting a governorship after 2 years in office, and then having reality TV shows to the point that a hair salon owned by Palin gets its own show.]
I hear the reality hair show’s first guest will be Rick Perry. You know Carling, you are just a nasty piece of work. One of the reasons I am shying away from Perry is because of machine operatives like you. Crony politics at its worst.
Carling talks DU talking points. Carling is weak and can’t remember last Saturday’s latte.
Rick Perry looks better at every debate. The ads he is running about President Zero are great. He calls Zero’s plans to give Palestine it’s own state “naive and arrogant.”
Let the pretty poodle stay on the porch.
She can’t get down with the Big Dogs.
It probably is a good strategy - it worked for Reagan.
I wonder if any more will drop out, besides Pawlenty, BEFORE she decides/declares.
Oh.....so he's mad at Sarah for taking attention away from the object of his affections. I see...
[Perry supporters are a lot like Ron Paul supporters.]
And I’m beginning to have a big problem with that. They have the smell on their clothes of crony politics.
That ad he just released was very goood.
Des Moines, Iowa Sarah Palin dropped by the Iowa State Fair Friday ahem, coincidentally, on the day that most of the other DECLARED candidates were speaking to say that .drumroll .she hasnt decided yet whether to run for President.
But she says she will decide by September. Practically speaking, Palin said Friday just outside the hog barn, it has to be.
I dont want to be seen as or perceived as stringing people along. Asking supporters Oh, dont jump in there on somebody elses bandwagon because I may jump in. So hold off a little bit. Thats not fair to them after another month or two, Palin said as she toured the fairgrounds with her husband, Todd and nine million reporters.
Now it looks like she is moving the goal posts and going back on her word.
Palin May Not Decide on Running ‘Til After Sept. 30
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may not stick to the Sept. 30 timetable she previously mentioned for making her decision as to whether shell join the Republican presidential race.
During an appearance on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Tuesday, Palin said, There is still time Sean, and I think on both sides of the aisle youre going to see people coming and going from this race.
In the Republican race, in this primary, I think people are still going to be coming and going, because there is still time. And Im one of those still considering the time factor . . . This is going to be such an unconventional election cycle.
Asked whether she needs to make a decision by November, Palin responded, “Legally you do, because you have start getting your ducks lined up to have your name on these ballots.”
Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but I’ve noticed the Perrybots can dish it out, but sure can’t take it (as the saying goes).
I get so tired of the polls showing that 70 percent of the Republicans (or whatever the percentage is) don’t want her to run. The reasons are blatantly obvious:
(1) there are 9 or 10 current GOP candidates for the nomination, so GOP loyalties are going to be distributed across all the candidates
(2) if you are a Romulen or Perrywinkle or anyone else, you naturally don’t want a dynamo like Sarah Palin take over the field (which she will do)