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Ed Rollins: ‘It’s never too late for Gov. Palin’ to jump into 2012 race
The Hill ^ | 09/26/ | Alicia Cohen

Posted on 09/26/2011 11:16:41 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

Republican strategist Ed Rollins on Monday downplayed the latest surge in rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will jump into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and instead argued in favor of another possible candidate.

Christie “ought to stay running New Jersey,” Rollins said on Fox News’ “Kilmeade and Friends” radio show.

“If I were advising him, I would tell him not to think about [a presidential bid],” Rollins said. “I can’t imagine Gov. Christie spending the next four or five months in the winters of Iowa, traipsing to the places he’s got to go in order to be a viable candidate.”

Rollins, who was Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) campaign manager until early this month, said the only rumored presidential candidate he believes still viable is former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“It’s never too late for Gov. Palin,” Rollins said. “She plays by different rules.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberrollins; benedictrollins; chrischristie; edrollins; nevertrustrollins; notrunning; palin; palin2012; romneyspew; teamromney
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Well Chumly....u got that right....lol
1 posted on 09/26/2011 11:16:48 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: winoneforthegipper; Virginia Ridgerunner

YOu will want to see this one tooo!


2 posted on 09/26/2011 11:17:39 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Did he email his resume to Team Palin?


3 posted on 09/26/2011 11:18:42 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Hey it’s tough out there....lol


4 posted on 09/26/2011 11:20:07 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Aw, Jeez. This creates quite a problem. I agree with Ed Rollins, but he’s always wrong.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 11:20:16 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: winoneforthegipper

Yeah, but please don’t.

It’s just what Obama needs to get the media going into a frenzy of support.

I’ll stick with Cain 2012. He’s the conservative candidate who can win.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 11:20:24 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: winoneforthegipper

Well, actually, at some point it will indeed be too late.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 11:25:10 AM PDT by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Yes, now that he is off the Bachmann team Ed is looking for a new gig. If Palin hires him it would cause me to question her judgment (but I don’t think she will).


8 posted on 09/26/2011 11:25:21 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: winoneforthegipper

Must have hurt to put that little bit of truth out there.


9 posted on 09/26/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: winoneforthegipper
“It’s never too late for Gov. Palin,” Rollins said. “She plays by different rules.”

This out of work, slimy 68 year old RINO prick is looking for another gig with a female Presidential candidate.

Rollins need not apply, Sarah is way too smart for this bottom of the shoe, stinky, gooey, slimy piece of dog crap.

The real Sarah supporters don't need Rollins to tell us that Sarah plays by her own rules.

10 posted on 09/26/2011 11:26:04 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: winoneforthegipper
Everyone so wants this Presedent gone that we have become too impatient.

Sarah is way ahead of Henry.

11 posted on 09/26/2011 11:27:02 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

So you Palinwishers are wishin she listen to Rollins? That really worked out well for Michele.

Wish I may, wish I might.......... Palin will save ourass tonight.

Watching Cain on FNC right now, you should be too!


12 posted on 09/26/2011 11:27:55 AM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: achilles2000

...oh, i was being sarcastic. No way that happens...


13 posted on 09/26/2011 11:28:13 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: winoneforthegipper

Suddenly Rollins is cool beans.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 11:30:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: C. Edmund Wright

His resume and paychecks are in
the lockbox of House Romney.


15 posted on 09/26/2011 11:30:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: winoneforthegipper

“If I were advising him, I would tell him not to think about [a presidential bid],” Rollins said.”

I’d advise him to lose 200 ponds and become a Conservative.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I think January would be too late.

But it’s a moot point for me. I have my candidate.

HERMAN CAIN 2012!!!

“Here I am...rock you like a Herman Cain.”


17 posted on 09/26/2011 11:32:02 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: dusttoyou

Can you not be honest once?

Who said we should listen to Rollins?....u are a creep in the degree of first magnitude...really.

lol


18 posted on 09/26/2011 11:32:07 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: bolobaby

LOL! Rollins is looking for work. He’s a drop in the bucket when it comes to getting the press all wee-weed up about Sarah Palin’s quest for the white house. Like most parasite political consultants, he’s just looking for his next mark. He won’t find it in Sarah.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 11:34:01 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: dusttoyou

Now your a Cain supporter?

Well I agree with Cain but you cut your ties to Perry quick....good on you!...but ur still obnoxiously anti-Palin....that’s not going to work being a Cain supporter.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 11:35:17 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Mr. Lucky
Aw, Jeez. This creates quite a problem. I agree with Ed Rollins, but he’s always wrong.

Well, he's wrong here, too, so that track record is still going strong. There are indeed hard-and-fast deadlines approaching, starting with Florida (10/31) and South Carolina (11/1) filing deadlines. And skipping those primaries pretty much means giving up before starting.

21 posted on 09/26/2011 11:36:08 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Rollins is a mouthpiece for the establishment/old guard. Any desire on his part to see Palin run has nothing to do with seeing her possibly get elected.

Curious (actually not) that he wouldn’t want another RINO in the race competing with the Myth.


22 posted on 09/26/2011 11:36:31 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I think that Ed is about to discover what it’s like to be cronically un-employed in the Obamanation........


23 posted on 09/26/2011 11:42:39 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (Ursus Arctos Horribilis......got my GRRRRR on!)
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To: dusttoyou
Rollins opinion will not influence any Palin supporters.

Cain is one of my favorites, but his gaffes about having no Muslims in his Cabinet, his age and his Health issue (surviving stage four Colon Cancer), will become daily fodder in the Press if he is the Republican Nominee.

Before you ask, I would relish a Palin / Cain Ticket or a Palin / Rubio Ticket. Of the current “announced” Candidates, Cain is my first choice. I had hope for Perry, but his lackluster Debate performance and his reworked GWB “Compassionate Conservative” mantra wore me down. I say that having some Texas friends that know the Governor personally, so I will be on the outs with them I'm sure.

24 posted on 09/26/2011 11:43:17 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Cain is absolutely the right candidate. The only person to begin the process of fixing our multitude of problems, is a non-politician.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 11:44:38 AM PDT by tatown (The only job Obama's ever created was the one he gave Larry Sinclair.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

“It’s never too late for Gov. Palin,” Rollins said. “She plays by different rules.”

There are official filing deadlines, you know.


26 posted on 09/26/2011 11:46:13 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Let’s just hope that Sarah doesn’t ask Ed “The Kiss of Death” Rollins for help with her campaign........


27 posted on 09/26/2011 11:49:36 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Ed Rollins is looking for relevance in all the wrong places.

Rollins should fade away and go fishing with his butt buddy, Rove.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 11:50:51 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“but his gaffes about having no Muslims in his Cabinet”

as opposed to this?
http://blog.chron.com/believeitornot/2011/08/gov-rick-perrys-relationship-with-muslims-may-set-him-apart/

Cain all the way


29 posted on 09/26/2011 11:51:48 AM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Rational Thought; kara2008; Immerito; Students4Palin; Ladysmith; EnglishCon; thouworm; ...

(((((PING)))))


30 posted on 09/26/2011 11:55:31 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Hey, Rollins:

STFU, you hack.

Colonel, USAFR


31 posted on 09/26/2011 11:55:53 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: winoneforthegipper

Not quite, Mr. Ed.

If Sarah wants to be on the ballot in South Carolina, she needs to file by November 1st. So technically, November 2nd is too late because S.C. doesn’t play by Sarah’s rules. (I’m sure they don’t even know what her rules are.)

I loathe people who mention Sarah’s name just to get attention.


32 posted on 09/26/2011 11:56:53 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: ari-freedom

Yep...we know.


33 posted on 09/26/2011 11:57:01 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Duh.


34 posted on 09/26/2011 11:58:21 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Don’t think in the box though...

Sarah can hand pick the states she wants to win or lose.


35 posted on 09/26/2011 11:58:45 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Hmmmm....didn't Ed once say in recent memory that Sarah Palin was not a serious candidate?

Wonder if he's angling for a job with Team Palin? What a hoot!

36 posted on 09/26/2011 11:59:18 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

“Yep...we know.”

YOU know but Ed Rollins has been so incompetent lately that I thought he may need the heads up.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 12:00:18 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: dusttoyou
“Watching Cain on FNC right now, you should be too!”

You are assuming too much. I believe if you polled us Palin fans on who in the current field we would most likely vote for in the Primary, Cain would be way out in front. We are well aware of Cain, and are even excited about him performing so well at the last debate becoming noticed by the media for a change.

38 posted on 09/26/2011 12:01:14 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (GO MAMA GRIZZLY!)
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To: jagusafr
Hey, Rollins:

STFU, you hack.

Colonel, USAFR

I love it! From a lawyer no less. I can't stand Rollins. I hate him almost as much as Bill Clinton.

Regards,

TS

39 posted on 09/26/2011 12:02:50 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Rollins is a despicable loose lipped turncoat ho. The fact that Bachmann hired him disqualifies her off the bat, IMO.


40 posted on 09/26/2011 12:06:32 PM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: winoneforthegipper

There are three possibilities now regarding Palin:

1) She doesn’t run.

2) She gets in as a Republican, in which case the end of September is a semi-hard deadline.

2) She runs as an independent and/or third party, in which case she has to begin wooing parties that already have ballot access (Conservative, Reform, Libertarian, etc.) and/or start circulating petitions to get enough signatures to get on the ballot of the 50 States.

I have absolutely no idea which way she’s going to go, at this point, but it does seem to me (as someone who’d like to see her run) that a final go-no go decision point for a 2012 Presidential run really is coming up in the near future.


41 posted on 09/26/2011 12:07:38 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: ari-freedom
I'm not comparing Cain and Perry. I already stated my issues with Perry.

I'm just stating the things that the Press and the DNC will use to attack Mr. Cain.

You will notice how none of these issues are being discussed at present. They are keeping their powder dry waiting for the first chance to destroy Mr. Cain should he become our Candidate. The only Black folk the Liberals like are the ones who agree to live their lives following the Plantation mentality. I will never forget the hateful attacks on Justice Thomas, past and present.

42 posted on 09/26/2011 12:07:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

For what it’s worth, I listened to Rush as much as possible today.

He said that “if” Christie were to get in, he would take away Romney votes.

He said that most everyone is dissatisfied and scared of Romney (both establishment and tea party).

He also said it is more or less too late for Christie.

He expressed major disappointment with Perry’s debate performance.

He did not mention Palin.

What’s the net of all that?

Hard to say.

It’s Romney v. ????.

The problem is, if it is Romney v a question mark, Romney probably wins.


43 posted on 09/26/2011 12:08:30 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: winoneforthegipper

If a real conservative like Cain or Bachmann doesn’t catch fire, then Palin will HAVE to get in for the good of the country.

When the country calls, a patriot like Sarah will answer the call.

If we elect an open-borders, illegals-loving pro-amnesty Republican like Bush or McCain, it will mean national suicide.

California is gone politically speaking. A Perry victory will ensure that Texas and Florida will be just a few years behind, and there will never again be a chance to elect a conservative to the presidency.

Electing Obama will be like the country putting a gun to her head and pulling the trigger. Electing the Perry is like the country strapping herself to a gurney and putting the needle in. Yes it’s a lot slower, but we end up at the same place.


44 posted on 09/26/2011 12:09:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (Herman Cain: We can have high fences and open doors, all at the same time!)
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To: winoneforthegipper

There’s nothing stopping anyone from filing for those primaries without ‘announcing’ except maybe the politics of it.

Why allow artificial ‘deadlines’ to dictate when a candidate should announce a presidential bid? Why not just file for those primaries and keep the options open. She’s got the money.


45 posted on 09/26/2011 12:12:42 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Give it up Ed.

Sarah Palin represents the future.

You’re yesterday’s news.

Now go get your shine box.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 12:14:06 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Those who love liberty love Sarah)
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To: Sopater

Technically, it may be not be too late for Palin “to jump into 2012 race” but in the hearts of many Americans, who were patiently waiting for her, it is.


47 posted on 09/26/2011 12:17:39 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Back to square freakn' one...)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Sarah can hand pick the states she wants to win or lose.”

Wow.


48 posted on 09/26/2011 12:17:53 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: winoneforthegipper

I was just wondering today if she was waiting for the 2 nasty books to come out and let that die down before she announced. Now that we know they are both a bunch of salacious rumors and gossip she’ll announce.


49 posted on 09/26/2011 12:20:30 PM PDT by tiki
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To: filbert
1) She doesn’t run.

2) She gets in as a Republican, in which case the end of September is a semi-hard deadline.

2) She runs as an independent and/or third party, in which case she has to begin wooing parties that already have ballot access (Conservative, Reform, Libertarian, etc.) and/or start circulating petitions to get enough signatures to get on the ballot of the 50 States.

I have absolutely no idea which way she’s going to go, at this point, but it does seem to me (as someone who’d like to see her run) that a final go-no go decision point for a 2012 Presidential run really is coming up in the near future.

I think your first two possibilities are the likely ones. She will not win by going the third party route or running as independent route. There is not enough support or voters. Also, it would make Obama a winner since it will draw some people away from the Republican nominee.

We will all know in a few days if she is going to declare according to articles quoting her.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/14/palin-suggests-august-or-september-might-be-right-for-an-announcement/

50 posted on 09/26/2011 12:22:33 PM PDT by moviefan8
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