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Sarah Palin: I am still considering running for president
The State Column ^ | September 21, 2011

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 I’m 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, you’re 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. Palin’s 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 that’s 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.”



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1 posted on 09/21/2011 9:34:48 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

So am I.


2 posted on 09/21/2011 9:36:56 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: bd476
The only way she can win the nomination is to outwit and outmaneuver the GOP ruling class.

When she strikes, it's going to be fast.

Mitt Perry ain't gonna know what hit him.

3 posted on 09/21/2011 9:38:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: bd476

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?


4 posted on 09/21/2011 9:39:07 PM PDT by Carling (As of 9/12/11, FreeRepublic Is Now an Anti-Vaccine Community.)
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To: bd476

Seems to me she said it Tuesday, not Wednesday...


5 posted on 09/21/2011 9:39:49 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: bd476

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.


6 posted on 09/21/2011 9:41:38 PM PDT by Kevmo (Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Carling

She is supporting herself, not on food stamp. I don’t understand why people are against gainful employment?


7 posted on 09/21/2011 9:43:42 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Freddd

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.


8 posted on 09/21/2011 9:44:42 PM PDT by Carling (As of 9/12/11, FreeRepublic Is Now an Anti-Vaccine Community.)
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To: bd476

Whatever.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 9:45:40 PM PDT by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bd476

Others are waiting for the bathroom!


10 posted on 09/21/2011 9:47:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: jennychase
Palin’s salary from Murdoch doesn't concern me.

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.

11 posted on 09/21/2011 9:48:23 PM PDT by Carling (As of 9/12/11, FreeRepublic Is Now an Anti-Vaccine Community.)
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To: bd476

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.)


12 posted on 09/21/2011 9:48:41 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: bd476
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.

Yep, that's what she said in Iowa. We will know in 9 days I guess.

13 posted on 09/21/2011 9:48:52 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Kevmo

I recently read that she would decide in Sept., or early Oct..

She seems to be still deciding, probably based on the polls.


14 posted on 09/21/2011 9:48:57 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bd476

Stop considerin’ Baby!

Do it Now!

Run like Nike

Speak like Socrates and Othello

Or just stand around looking good.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 9:49:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: onyx; RonDog
Sarah Palin
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President
Ping



16 posted on 09/21/2011 9:49:09 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Carling

How is that itch doing now that you have scratched it? Feel better?


17 posted on 09/21/2011 9:49:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Wanna confuse obama? Ask him his REAL name.)
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To: Carling
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?

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.......

18 posted on 09/21/2011 9:49:54 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Mitt doesn’t know anything anyway.


19 posted on 09/21/2011 9:50:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Carling

Why call for that.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 9:50:17 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: no dems

Reagan didn’t announce until November.


21 posted on 09/21/2011 9:50:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bd476

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.


22 posted on 09/21/2011 9:50:51 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: bd476

23 posted on 09/21/2011 9:50:55 PM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: bd476

Sarah Palin will run for POTUS and will win.
The heck with dead lines.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 9:51:32 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Carling
Newt and Santorum were fired by FoxNews when they hinted at running for the presidency, and before they announced.

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.

25 posted on 09/21/2011 9:51:37 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: Carling

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.


26 posted on 09/21/2011 9:51:50 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: Carling

Go soak your head.


27 posted on 09/21/2011 9:52:15 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Carling

C’mon you can do it.


28 posted on 09/21/2011 9:52:18 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: BradyLS

I like Mr. Cain, smart man with good ideas.


29 posted on 09/21/2011 9:53:33 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Carling
Nothing says “follow me into battle” like quitting a governorship after 2 years in office

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!

30 posted on 09/21/2011 9:54:12 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: dead

Others are waiting for the bathroom!


That’s good!

You’re right.


31 posted on 09/21/2011 9:54:25 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Kevmo

She said she’d 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?

Thanks.


32 posted on 09/21/2011 9:55:19 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Windflier; Carling

“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.


33 posted on 09/21/2011 9:55:19 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bd476

Geez, Louise! What a tease!!

She’s got a better routine than Gypsy Rose Lee.


34 posted on 09/21/2011 9:55:31 PM PDT by Palladin (Rick Perry: The one with the big cojones.)
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To: Carling

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.


35 posted on 09/21/2011 9:56:30 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: BradyLS
Cain is my favorite because he shoots straight, committed early, and hasn’t quit.

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.

36 posted on 09/21/2011 9:56:38 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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To: Sun
She seems to be still deciding...

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.

37 posted on 09/21/2011 9:56:38 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Carling

You are bitter.


38 posted on 09/21/2011 9:57:34 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: Carling
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.

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...

39 posted on 09/21/2011 9:58:31 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: chesty_puller

I don’t think so. She is going for the attack game the media plays.


40 posted on 09/21/2011 9:59:34 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Carling

[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.


41 posted on 09/21/2011 10:01:13 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: sargon; Carling

Carling talks DU talking points. Carling is weak and can’t remember last Saturday’s latte.


42 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:12 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: chesty_puller

Me, too.

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.


43 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:21 PM PDT by Palladin (Rick Perry: The one with the big cojones.)
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To: C210N

It probably is a good strategy - it worked for Reagan.

I wonder if any more will drop out, besides Pawlenty, BEFORE she decides/declares.


44 posted on 09/21/2011 10:02:29 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Sun
He doesn’t like Palin, or any of them, simply because they are not Perry.

Oh.....so he's mad at Sarah for taking attention away from the object of his affections. I see...

45 posted on 09/21/2011 10:03:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sun

[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.


46 posted on 09/21/2011 10:04:49 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Palladin

That ad he just released was very goood.


47 posted on 09/21/2011 10:05:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: jessduntno

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2762944/posts

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 hasn’t 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 don’t want to be seen as or perceived as stringing people along. Asking supporters ‘Oh, don’t jump in there on somebody else’s bandwagon because I may jump in. So hold off a little bit.’ That’s 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

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Palin-President-Hannity-Obama/2011/09/21/id/411850

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may not stick to the Sept. 30 timetable she previously mentioned for making her decision as to whether she’ll 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 you’re 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 I’m 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.”


48 posted on 09/21/2011 10:05:33 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Windflier

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).


49 posted on 09/21/2011 10:06:18 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: bd476

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)


50 posted on 09/21/2011 10:07:06 PM PDT by MN_Mike (ObamACORN, BelaPelosi, and Howie Screed - Trangle of Doom)
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