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Palin Hints "Unconventional" Landscape May Allow for Post-Nov. Entry
Slate ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Josh Voorhees

Posted on 09/22/2011 8:22:52 PM PDT by Clairity

Political logic and election law suggest that anyone hoping to make a serious run for the White House next year will need to be formally in the race by November.

Sarah Palin isn't so sure.

' The former Alaska governor appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Tuesday, where she hinted ever so slightly that the current "unconventional" political landscape may allow for a later entry. (At the least, she has already proved that the current landscape has allowed would - be candidates to drag out their decisions much longer than one would expect.)

Here was her response to Hannity's first question about whether she was ready to jump in the race: "There is still time, Sean, and I think on both sides of the aisle you’re going to see people coming and going in this race. ... And I'm still one of those still considering the time factor."

(Excerpt) Read more at slatest.slate.com ...


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KEYWORDS: clairity; enemedia; memebots; palin; palin2012; palinonverge; runsarahrun; sarahpalin
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Great! We have a new date: Christmas! One thing is not clear is it by Christmas 2011 or 2012?

First it was Aug or early Sept. Thank after Labor Day and Constitution Day passed, it was announcing by the end of September. Now we have "post-November'.

1 posted on 09/22/2011 8:22:59 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

There are legal deadlines coming up for certain states. If she is going to run it will be before those deadlines are reached.


2 posted on 09/22/2011 8:24:28 PM PDT by Grunthor (2012 primary free agent. Convince me.)
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To: Clairity

Palin never said she was waiting until November, in the interview with Hannity she agreed that there are deadlines before November. The media, as usual, took her words out of context. Shame on you!


3 posted on 09/22/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT by palinsupporter1
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To: Clairity
She's "VERGING" Again!
4 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:03 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Clairity

She didn’t say November...Sean brought it up like “you got to get in sometime, at least by November” then Palin responded

She didn’t say she was thinking about November or December


5 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:10 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Clairity

There’s nothing unconventional about the RNC convention. That’s where the candidate will be chosen.


6 posted on 09/22/2011 8:28:50 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: Clairity

No, I really do like you. I just don’t know if I’m ready to date yet... Maybe after a few more dates...


7 posted on 09/22/2011 8:30:27 PM PDT by chargers fan
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To: Clairity

>>> Palin Hints “Unconventional” Landscape May Allow for Post-Nov. Entry

Hints, indications, rumors, omens, portents.

Has anyone sacrificed a spotless white bull and examined the liver?


8 posted on 09/22/2011 8:30:33 PM PDT by tlb
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To: Clairity
Well, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann got in at a time frame that pleased Clairity and many many others here on Free Republic.

How's that working out for them?

9 posted on 09/22/2011 8:30:48 PM PDT by sklar
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To: smoothsailing

Palin ‘On the Verge’ of Decision on Presidential Bid

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/news/palin-on-the-verge-of-decision-on-presidential-bid-dpgonc-20110922-ch_15152332

“Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has sent a fundraising letter to supporters saying that she is “on the verge” of making a decision about running for the presidency, The Des Moines Register reported Thursday.

The letter was written on Sept. 20 by Tim Crawford, the Treasurer of Palin’s political fundraising committee, SarahPAC.

“As you may know, Gov. Palin is on the verge of making her decision of whether or not to run for office,” Crawford writes. “It’s one of the most difficult and important decisions of her life.”

I guess two years weren’t enough for her to make up her mind. That’s what we want a president, who can make decisions...


10 posted on 09/22/2011 8:31:59 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

I don’t give a rat’s ass if she decides to run next summer..she makes the rules instead of the media or us deciding for her. Right now I’m sick of Rico Perry and his pro-amnesty statement..


11 posted on 09/22/2011 8:32:21 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Clairity

I’ll admit I haven’t a clue what she is up to with this “cat and mouse” game she is playing with the press. If she IS running, her announcement date isn’t carved in stone or so it seems.


12 posted on 09/22/2011 8:32:53 PM PDT by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Clairity

I think Palin’s best chance is to wait for the GOP to nominate a stiff like Romney and then come in and win a three-way race.


13 posted on 09/22/2011 8:35:05 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: Clairity

Well at least she can form complete sentences and articulate her ideas when confronted by a hostile environment.


14 posted on 09/22/2011 8:35:31 PM PDT by CSI007 (re)
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To: Bigtigermike

transcript: Palin on Hannity
Sept. 20, 2011

HANNITY: All right. I would say by November, you got to make your decision though, right?

PALIN: You do. I mean, legally, you do. Because you have to start getting your ducks lined up to have your name on these ballots. But I do think Sean; this is going to be such an unconventional election cycle. Because this has been such an unconventional administration that we are fighting so hard and so committed to replacing. Not just the administration but it’s the Senate, those who have followed like sheep behind President Obama and allowed him to do what he has done in terms of harm to our economy. We are committed to increasing the number of fiscal conservatives in the House of Representatives also.

So, you know, it’s a big agenda out there for those of us who are so extremely concerned about the future of our country and whether we are candidates or whether we are supportive of the right candidacies, we’re going to be out there working so hard in these next 14 months. But a lot is going to happen in these next 14 months. Mark my word; it is going to be an unconventional type of election process.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/hannity/2011/09/21/what-does-sarah-palin-want-see-gop-candidates


15 posted on 09/22/2011 8:35:40 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

She can be as unconventional as she wants. Unfortunately for her, this is a very conventional US election with set in stone deadlines and rules.

It doesn’t matter anyway. She announced already on Constitution Day. At least that is what everyone swore was when she would announce last I heard. I haven seen a paper lately so I don’t know.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 8:35:40 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clairity
Great! We have a new date: Christmas! One thing is not clear is it by Christmas 2011 or 2012?

CAST THINESELF INTO THE PIT! No Human Knows the Time and Place wherein The Blessed Announcement shall be Made!

17 posted on 09/22/2011 8:37:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Clairity.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 8:38:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Grunthor

“There are legal deadlines coming up for certain states.”

The Iowa and NH deadlines aren’t until mid-december. Michigan may upset the cart a bit, but I doubt it.


19 posted on 09/22/2011 8:38:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Clairity

all she said was that she AGREED with Sean that one has to be in by November, she didn’t say that was her timetable

nice try!


20 posted on 09/22/2011 8:39:36 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Clairity

But she’s verging! She’s verging! Alert the media! A verge is upon us.


21 posted on 09/22/2011 8:39:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Clairity

Crap or get off the pot.......she cannot win.


22 posted on 09/22/2011 8:39:43 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: Clairity

This is non-sense. I watched her interview with Sean. The use of the word “hint” seems far fetched.


23 posted on 09/22/2011 8:39:52 PM PDT by MN_Mike (ObamACORN, BelaPelosi, and Howie Screed - Trangle of Doom)
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To: smoothsailing

Only the Father in heaven knows the exact time and date of Sarah’s announcement. However odds are the time has been hastened with Perry’s poor performance tonight .


24 posted on 09/22/2011 8:39:52 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Antoninus
I think Palin’s best chance is to wait for the GOP to nominate a stiff like Romney and then come in and win a three-way race.

Palin would not win a 3 way race, she'd get crushed and probably just siphon off enough voters to help Hussein was re-elected.

25 posted on 09/22/2011 8:40:13 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: max americana

“Right now I’m sick of Rico Perry and his pro-amnesty statement..”

Sarah Palin on Immigration

Supports a path to citizenship, but no amnesty for illegals

Q: Should undocumented immigrants all should be deported?
A: There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant—there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants—not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue.

Q: Do you then favor an amnesty for the 12 million undocumented immigrants?

A: No, I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. We have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provides.

Q: So you support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants?

A: I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.

Source: Univision Interview with Sarah Palin, by Jorge Ramos Oct 26, 2008

http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Sarah_Palin_Immigration.htm


26 posted on 09/22/2011 8:40:28 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity
I guess two years weren’t enough for her to make up her mind. That’s what we want a president, who can make decisions...

So in your CARTOON-LIKE view of Sarah Palin, you picture her pacing the house in circles saying:

"I can't decide!... If only I had one of them Magical 8-Balls... OK this one is for real, heads I go in, tails I don't.. (flips coin) DAMN! OK, two out of three!..."

Is that really & truly what you think is going on?

Don't you allow room for the possibility that there is some STRATEGY & TACTICS going on here?

27 posted on 09/22/2011 8:40:40 PM PDT by sklar
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To: Clairity

I see the first line of attack by this corrupt media is to attack her marriage as was reported on my local FOX station

And on the day of this debate, mmmmmmmmmmmmmm


28 posted on 09/22/2011 8:41:03 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he's socially liberal on his show, another phony cashing in,marriage =1man +1 woman)
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To: Clairity

Boy, you really have Palin issues. The only ones who seem concerned about when Palin announces are those who don’t plan to vote for her in the first place.

She announces when she announces, and we will be really to support her to the fullest.


29 posted on 09/22/2011 8:42:26 PM PDT by MN_Mike (ObamACORN, BelaPelosi, and Howie Screed - Trangle of Doom)
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To: Lazlo in PA
It doesn’t matter anyway. She announced already on Constitution Day. At least that is what everyone swore was when she would announce last I heard. I haven seen a paper lately so I don’t know.

The new date is St Isidore of Seville Day. It IS April 4, but that doesn't matter if one is a True Believer.

30 posted on 09/22/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (California: Making Texas more Conservative one voter at a time)
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To: Clairity

If she gets in, it needs to be soon. She needs to prove she can survive these debate bloodbaths like Bachmann and Perry couldn’t.


31 posted on 09/22/2011 8:44:36 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Antoninus

So, her legacy would be to give Obama a second term?

That worked out well for Ross Perot, didn’t it, and he wasn’t even a celebrity.


32 posted on 09/22/2011 8:45:16 PM PDT by Carling (Defeat Obama 2012!)
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To: sklar

It’s clear to this Palin supporter that she is waiting for the field to thin out before jumping in.


33 posted on 09/22/2011 8:46:31 PM PDT by MN_Mike (ObamACORN, BelaPelosi, and Howie Screed - Trangle of Doom)
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To: tcrlaf

The Iowa and NH deadlines aren’t until mid-december. Michigan may upset the cart a bit, but I doubt it.


Oct. 31, Florida
Nov. 1, South Carolina
Nov. 18, New Hampshire


34 posted on 09/22/2011 8:47:07 PM PDT by deport
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To: MN_Mike

It’s a two-man race: Perry and Romney. If Palin gets in AT THIS LATE DATE (if she had gotten in months ago, things would have been different), all she is going to do is to syphon off just enough votes from Perry, for Romney to get the nomination — deja vu 2008, that’s who McCain got the nomination.

And Obama will beat Romney, just as he beat McCain.

Thank you Sarah, you are really helping the country, the Republicans and conservatives by ensuring another 4 years of Obama, because you can’t announce you are not running, don’t want to give up the spotlight.


35 posted on 09/22/2011 8:47:20 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity
Great! We have a new date: Christmas! One thing is not clear is it by Christmas 2011 or 2012?

If she announces at Christmas 2012 how would that work? A post-election campaign announcement that she's running for President in the campaign past? Only Sarah knows. This too shall be revealed all in due time.

36 posted on 09/22/2011 8:47:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: wolfman23601

Palin and Bachmann make great cheerleaders for Romney/ Rubio. IT IS OVER!!! Let’s get on the team and whip Hillary’s fat ass!! ( obama will resign for big money)


37 posted on 09/22/2011 8:48:25 PM PDT by mplunk
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To: Clairity

She might be right on the substance.

She’s not losing anything by being out. And, the Republican candidates are gelling. Things are looking good. The Republican party is where all the ideas and diversity are. The Democrats are wearing their playbook thin and grating on everyone’s nerves by sending out Battling Barack Obama to fulminate and hector.

But, w/r/t to the Republicans, I can’t help thinking that some combination of these candidates would be better than anyone of them alone. Newt’s a statesman. Bachmann’s a firebrand. Santorum is a man who gets values. Paul is a man who understands limits. Cain is a doer... If we could wrap them up into one.

Palin is letting them hammer out the opinions, politics, policies and beliefs, while nobody hammers her.

That seems smart to me. Apparently, her poll numbers are up, too.

Perry lost big tonight. He withered. Romney looked good tonight. He’s in command of himself. But, neither of them have sealed the deal. The race is still open. People are looking for a leader.

She might be it.


38 posted on 09/22/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT by Sick of Lefties
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As for Palin’s “unconventional campaign”:

Fred Thompson Planning Unconventional Campaign

http://www.elephantbiz.com/2007/05/fred_thompson_planning_unconve.html

“Mike Allen at The Politico reports on the unconventional presidential campaign that former Sen. Fred Thompson is planning.

Thompson, his wife and advisers in Washington and Tennessee also are drawing up plans for a new style of campaign that would rely heavily on technology and his celebrity status to avoid some of the slogging through the snow in Iowa and New Hampshire that is normally required of White House hopefuls.

The advisers say Thompson, who plays District Attorney Arthur Branch on NBC’s “Law & Order,” is researching ways to use technology - including the Web, videoconferences and teleconferences - to harness the enthusiasm for his candidacy among grass-roots bloggers and activists. The campaign also would rely on large events, such as those that have in part supplanted country-store campaigning for some in the Democratic field.”


39 posted on 09/22/2011 8:50:28 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Carling
So, her legacy would be to give Obama a second term?

So if the choices are Obama v Romney v Palin in the general election, who would you vote for?
40 posted on 09/22/2011 8:51:18 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Again, why would Sarah want to be one voice of 10 on that stage tonight? Would she have gained any at all? She got 2 segments, approximately 15 minutes on Hannity all to herself. She certainly had more time to give her views on a variety of subjects than any of the candidates on that stage tonight got.

When the time is right, Sarah will throw her hat in the ring and change the entire landscape of this election cycle. She will work not only for herself, but she will help those down-ticket House and Senate candidates that share her vision for this country. The Tea Party vision, and I believe the American vision. There were some good ideas discussed in the debate tonight, any of which would be better than the piss poor policies of this administration.

November 2012 cannot come soon enough! Sarah will be the WE THE PEOPLE candidate, you can't beat that! Proud Americans will come out of the woodwork to vote for her. Some will have never voted in their lives. The RINO’s will get on board or be left behind. They can help or hurt only themselves.

EAGLES UP SARAH! AMERICA NEEDS YOU NOW!!!

41 posted on 09/22/2011 8:51:18 PM PDT by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Freeper, vicious Mama Grizzly, and a**PALIN PATRIOT**)
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To: Clairity

Don’t you have something more productive to do like tending to your lawn? If you spent as much effort in your yard as you do speculating about the speculators, who knows, even the groundskeepers at the Fontainebleau Chateau would be jealous.

I am very content with my ongoing evaluation of all the candidates who have announced as well as any of the few who are still unannounced. Bachmann’s interview with Sean was very pointed in that regard. Would I like to see Sarah in the mix? Hell yes, but that won’t stop me from honestly evaluating every other person who has opened themselves to the public colonoscopy.


42 posted on 09/22/2011 8:51:49 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: Sick of Lefties

Four debates down and nine more to go.......... Three more left in this year and six beginning in January. By late January we’ll have a better handle on which of the candidates is really coming to the front. Romeny is poised, slick and handles himself well. Perry isn’t ready for prime time but may improve as he gets more time in the ring. It’s still between them two, imo at this stage.

The remaining schedule if anyone is interested:

Republican Debate Schedule
October 11, 2011 (Bloomberg)
October 18, 2011 (CNN)
December 10, 2011 (ABC)
January 12, 2012 (PBS)
January 19, 2012 (CNN)
January 30, 2012 (Fox News)
Between February 7-13, 2012 (ABC)
Between February 19-27, 2012 (Fox News)
March 5th, 2012 (NBC)


43 posted on 09/22/2011 8:52:58 PM PDT by deport
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To: smoothsailing

“If she announces at Christmas 2012 how would that work? “

O, Ye of little faith! When she announces, the winner of the 2012 election will immediately withdraw and crown her president. ;)

What else? She doesn’t need to go through a grueling campaign, she is entitled.


44 posted on 09/22/2011 8:53:37 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Longbow1969
Palin would not win a 3 way race, she'd get crushed and probably just siphon off enough voters to help Hussein was re-elected.

Same question to you. In a three way race, Obama v Romney v Palin, who would you vote for?

It's a no-brainer for me and would be for lots of other people as well.
45 posted on 09/22/2011 8:53:46 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: Antoninus

“So if the choices are Obama v Romney v Palin in the general election, who would you vote for?”

The real question is who would win. You know how Perot being in the race affected the election: we got Clinton. Now we would get Obama.


46 posted on 09/22/2011 8:56:06 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

A post-election coronation! She is the one we’ve been waiting for! Can we eat cake?


47 posted on 09/22/2011 8:56:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Sick of Lefties

Perry was horrible tonight, but Romney wasn’t very good, either.


48 posted on 09/22/2011 8:58:02 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: deport

You have got to be kidding!

9 more debates to have the Republicans beat up on their frontrunner, specifically to knock out Perry, while Obama is sitting on his perch smiling, watching the Republicans do the work for him.


49 posted on 09/22/2011 8:58:26 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Perry got the “gotcha” questions, not any where he could showcase what is positive about him — they didn’t even ask him about Israel. It’s a concerted effort on the part of the so-called moderators and the other Republican candidates to do Obama’s job for him: knock out the only one who could beat Obama: Perry.


50 posted on 09/22/2011 9:00:28 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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