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Why isnít Sarah running?
Hot Air ^ | 2/12/12 | J.E. Dyer

Posted on 02/12/2012 3:21:23 PM PST by Lakeshark

Her CPAC speech today was a barn-burner, hitting every conservative, small-government point and pumping out soundbites that will no doubt resonate in the public dialogue for days to come. Some of my favorites:

“Drain the Jacuzzi!”

“This government isn’t too big to fail, it’s too big to succeed.”

“We don’t want an economy built to last, we want an economy built to grow.”

“This is Obama’s Washington.”

Her signature line in this speech was “The door is open.” She meant that political conditions are becoming conducive to a renewed commitment to small government and liberty. People’s mindsets are changing. We are not governed by the “rules” of political seasons past; the door is open to choosing our candidates and charting our nation’s future on a different basis. The door is open to not accepting a continuation of the false compromises of previous decades.
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We can’t have a candidate who sounds like Mitt Romney, but will lead the way a small-government conservative would. That’s not an option. What we’re doing in this primary season is coming to grips with that reality. I think Palin knew instinctively that we would have to, before it would make sense for her to jump back into the electoral fray.

She believes God has a plan for her life, and that He gives her a certainty in her spirit about the big choices she has to make. I suspect she has had a peaceful certainty that joining the campaign as a candidate for 2012 was not something she should do. If she were to analyze it, she might say that God knows better than any of us how the voters’ concerns and expectations are going to change.

Meanwhile, the door is open.

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This is a great take on her speech by the author. No compromise with the statist elites, no Mitt, the door is open!
1 posted on 02/12/2012 3:21:25 PM PST by Lakeshark
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To: onyx; Windflier; Norm Lenhart; Sarah Barracuda; rintense

A worthwhile read.


2 posted on 02/12/2012 3:22:32 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Lakeshark

3 posted on 02/12/2012 3:29:15 PM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Lakeshark
Why isn’t Sarah running?

She's scared and nobody will pay her enough.

4 posted on 02/12/2012 3:30:01 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Lakeshark
Yes indeed.

Of course you realize you've just posted a PDS'er magnet. Stand by for incoming...

5 posted on 02/12/2012 3:31:28 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: LaybackLenny

Wow, timed that well, didn’t I?


6 posted on 02/12/2012 3:32:31 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Lakeshark

A brokered convention means a reset, and Sarah could step right in.


7 posted on 02/12/2012 3:35:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: humblegunner
"She's scared and nobody will pay her enough."

Is that a RINO horn on your face or are you just glad to see me?

8 posted on 02/12/2012 3:37:22 PM PST by avacado
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To: Lakeshark

” She’s dead Gibbs”


9 posted on 02/12/2012 3:37:25 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Lakeshark

Because people wanted somebody who was smarter, more articulate, better prepared, had less baggage and was better able to hold up under the pressure of the media and the Chicago Way. Well, that’s what they said, anyway. Based on what I’ve seen out of this field, I’m not sure they actually meant it. Or they have their own private definitions of those qualities to none of which the rest of us happen to be privy.


10 posted on 02/12/2012 3:37:39 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Lakeshark

“Why isn’t Sarah running?”

Harder to hit a moving target.


11 posted on 02/12/2012 3:38:28 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: humblegunner

She would rather play king maker than get involved in a dust-up.
She would have been a great canditate but she isnt running. So we should quit pining for her and get on with the fight she dont want to fight.
You’re either part of the plan or part of the problem or part of the landscape.


12 posted on 02/12/2012 3:41:46 PM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Lakeshark

I dunno.


13 posted on 02/12/2012 3:45:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: humblegunner
Hey, a box of rocks can actually read (and quote) a title to an article.

I'm shocked.....

14 posted on 02/12/2012 3:48:21 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Yorlik803; humblegunner

As long as she hasn’t endorsed anyone, she can still slip into the Repulican convention’s running after the first delegate vote if it is inconclusive.

I doubt anyone will have the magic number to be #1 at the convention’s start. A brokered convention sounds like a sweat lodge.


15 posted on 02/12/2012 3:48:21 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: RichInOC

“Because people wanted somebody who was smarter, more articulate, better prepared, had less baggage and was better able to hold up under the pressure of the media and the Chicago Way.”

Yeah. And we ended up with four horrible (and quite possibly unelectable) second-stringers as our ONLY choice.


16 posted on 02/12/2012 3:50:15 PM PST by Pravious
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To: humblegunner

Oh come now Gunner, don’t be so coy!

Why not just say what you told me a couple weeks back. Surely you remember your very ‘pissantesque’ implication about Palin.

If you just HAVE to post on topics that annoy you, just admit up front you have a personal issue with SP so people unfamiliar with your vapid PDS trolling don’t mistakenly believe your opinion on the matter has any value.

Do it for your country. Do it...for the children.


17 posted on 02/12/2012 3:52:17 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: humblegunner

Oh stuff it you old fart.


18 posted on 02/12/2012 3:53:27 PM PST by McGruff (GO NEWT!)
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To: Lakeshark

She

Can’t

Win.

She knows it. You all should too.


19 posted on 02/12/2012 3:53:27 PM PST by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: Lakeshark

Maybe she doesn’t want to.


20 posted on 02/12/2012 3:55:15 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: McGruff; humblegunner
Oh stuff it you old fart.

LOL!

21 posted on 02/12/2012 3:56:29 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Adder

I’m writing her in in the MD primary.


22 posted on 02/12/2012 3:57:12 PM PST by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: humblegunner; Lakeshark
She's scared and nobody will pay her enough.

Never fails.

Humblegunner is as reliable as the Energizer Bunny in posting a snarky, perjorative post. lacking in both logic and historical context on threads that shed a positive light on Governor Palin.
23 posted on 02/12/2012 3:58:27 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s what I’m expecting. If she is getting this much positive feedback from the CPAC crowd, well ahead of any of the currently running candidates, I think she could take advantage of a brokered convention and be the Pubbie Prez hopefully for November. By her staying out of the current process she isn’t getting the Leftist smear campaign that could be happening right now.

I bet the Leftist elites (both Pubbie and Dem) are quaking in the boots right now.


24 posted on 02/12/2012 3:58:53 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Lakeshark

Dontcha’know, she’s “irrelvant.” Right,you betcha’ /sarc. Just wait, patience is a virtue. Yes indeed,the door IS open!


25 posted on 02/12/2012 3:59:17 PM PST by sjneuf
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To: Lakeshark
Why isn’t Sarah running?

Because she's dancing.

26 posted on 02/12/2012 4:00:25 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: SoConPubbie

And he sounds jealous too..jealous that she makes more money doing ONE appearance then he will make in his lifetime. Reading posts from him is like reading the crap from the Daily Kos, perhaps he would feel more comfortable posting amongst his own kind


27 posted on 02/12/2012 4:01:43 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Who are you talking about?

Romney or Paul?


28 posted on 02/12/2012 4:03:35 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Lakeshark
The reason Sarah isn't running is that she has a life beyond politics.

I know that it is hard for people to imagine that, but she has her own life and family, is young yet and people do not realize the rigors of running for office or executing that office once elected.

Look for her to run 2 cycles down the road.

29 posted on 02/12/2012 4:06:11 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Eaker

I was responding to what that person who is always coming on this board trashing Palin


30 posted on 02/12/2012 4:06:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lakeshark

She already said why. She isn’t running because she didn’t want to.


31 posted on 02/12/2012 4:07:12 PM PST by dforest
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To: humblegunner
Why isn’t Sarah running?

Sarah realized she could make a lot of money on the speaking circuit and she is. That's the choice she made.

32 posted on 02/12/2012 4:07:31 PM PST by Arkady Orinko ("Hell is other people" - Jean-Paul Sartre)
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To: McGruff
Oh stuff it you old fart.

It's times like this when I wish FR had a "Like" button...

33 posted on 02/12/2012 4:07:54 PM PST by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Lakeshark

I’m not precisely sure myself, but I am really starting to wonder if she hasn’t been planning on running all along.

Or, at least, she has to be wondering if there is a way for her to get back in now. Possibly through a brokered convention.

Consider:

Mitt is really not taking off. He says the right things, but nobody really believes he means them because his flip-flops are too numerous to give him any credibility.

Newt can work a crowd and he’s great in debates, but he has all those past character issues, Dede Scozzafava, global warming pics with SanFanNan — and there is the nagging suspicion that we haven’t seen all the nasty stuff on him.

Rick is awesome and I totally love the man, but I just don’t know if he has the sand or the moxie to take the hardscrabble fight to the Bamster.

As for Paul, he should be running as the candidate of the Monster Raving Loony Party.

But what if Sarah were to show up at the convention and say “OK, I wasn’t going to do this, but since you people can’t get your collective heads out of your ass, I’m willing to step in.”

Half the delegates would have screaming orgasms on the spot and the other half would be so divided behind their particular candidates they wouldn’t be able to form a credible front against her.

I’ve always known that woman is smart. I was bitterly and intensely disappointed and more than a little confused when she said she wasn’t going to run. I don’t believe she’s about money.

Could it be that she’s right where she planned to be at this stage of the game?

One thing for sure, her CPAC speech does prove one thing — her star power is undiminished and if anyone could throw a million volt charge into the Conservative base, it’s Sarah.


34 posted on 02/12/2012 4:08:04 PM PST by Ronin (VOTE NEWT! He's Not Romney! Huh? He did?? Scratch that! GO SANTORUM!!!)
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To: humblegunner

SA. She’s smart and shrewd enough to know it’s not het time. She’ll run but not now.

BTW HG, don’t give up your day job if you have one.


35 posted on 02/12/2012 4:08:38 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Norm Lenhart

Now, now, leave HG’s PDS out of this, as usual, he’s concise (which, btw, I appreciate) but very cryptic in posts.


36 posted on 02/12/2012 4:11:42 PM PST by sjneuf
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To: Sarah Barracuda; humblegunner

Oh.

I didn’t think it would have been a FReeper because you have been here almost long enough to know that if you are going to make remarks like that as a courtesy you ping the person.


37 posted on 02/12/2012 4:11:52 PM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: Lakeshark
Why isn't any of the A-team running? Face it, no matter who of the four you like the best, none of these were on our want list this time last year, or even a few months ago when the biggest decision was Cain or Perry. And none of the four remaining is the conservative we were looking four. All we can hope for is whoever does win selects one helluva VP running mate.
38 posted on 02/12/2012 4:13:09 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: traderrob6

The msm has trashed her and she is a joke to the average American? Let’s be honest. The average person views her as a ditz and not a viable candidate? Just being honest..


39 posted on 02/12/2012 4:13:38 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Is that what this is all about?

Money admiration?

Really?

I guess I missed the memo because all I got was hosed!

Divide and conquer only works for the GOP-E!


40 posted on 02/12/2012 4:13:58 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: RichInOC

Okay, professor brilliant, who would that be?


41 posted on 02/12/2012 4:14:58 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Randy Larsen

Yeah I mean seriously to go after someone because she makes an honest living is RIDICULOUS. The first thing he mentions is her getting paid, so what, she has made money doing appearances, good for her, hope she continues to make millions she deserves it for all the crap she has had to deal with throughout the years


42 posted on 02/12/2012 4:15:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Randy Larsen

No you didn’t get hosed. You had a spaz attack on FR because you didn’t get the answer you wanted, despite no promises ever being made to you by Palin.

We were all disappointed Randy. You took it as a personal affront turned disappointment into a ‘Palin Sucks” crusade.


43 posted on 02/12/2012 4:19:37 PM PST by Norm Lenhart (Normie: Wandering Druid, Cult of Palin)
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To: Lakeshark

I think she would have liked to run but I would imagine the special needs child she has has to be a very time consuming thing. And she just made a calculation it just wasn’t possible and keep her ultimate priority. As for the tired “Sarah is just in it for the money” crowd. You’ve all really have become a tired act. An odd comment for people who are allededly in favor of a free market economy.


44 posted on 02/12/2012 4:20:34 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: Lakeshark; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; JulieRNR21

The answer to that question is obvious. Sarah Palin’s name and image was assassinated by the Drive By Liberal Media. If you mention Sarah Palin, many people will think of Tina Fey. It’s happened before to people like Dan Quayle and Katherine Harris. Meanwhile, liberals like Joe Biden say things that boggle the mind and the Washington Press Corps covers it up.


45 posted on 02/12/2012 4:20:53 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Lakeshark

Because there will never be an American President elected whose “fans” (supporters) refer to said person by their first name.


46 posted on 02/12/2012 4:26:01 PM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Sarah Barracuda
hope she continues to make millions she deserves it for all the crap she has had to deal with throughout the years

Don't you think she should make her money on the backs of those who badmouthed her instead of those who supported her?

We who helped her were the most used by her.

I'm sick to death of the free ride given her after the lingering nomination she vacated.

47 posted on 02/12/2012 4:26:35 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Lakeshark
Why isn’t Sarah running?

Same reason Rush isn't running?

48 posted on 02/12/2012 4:30:23 PM PST by Former War Criminal (...and proud Hobbit.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Thank You so much for your totally incorrect summation of my history with Sarah Palin.

If I ever need a spinner for my point of view, I’ll freepmail you so YOU can tell everyone what YOU think I think.


49 posted on 02/12/2012 4:32:04 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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I fully believe she will run in 2016 or even 2020; I just hope that “the system” isn’t too rigged by then so that only the totalitarian Left is firmly in control. I also believe that she is waiting for her moment, when Americans are desperate for a freedom-loving leader, and to allow time to heal the scorching received by the leftists. The one good thing about her character assassination in 2008 is that it will give her some measure of immunization from the full nastiness that could come her way in ‘16 or ‘20. By then, the public will likely hunger for her leadership out of the socialized wildnerness.


50 posted on 02/12/2012 4:32:44 PM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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