Skip to comments.Flashback: Palin Triggers RNC Ratings Spike
Posted on 07/07/2012 7:28:57 AM PDT by jimbo123
More than 37.2 million people tuned in for coverage of the third night of the 2008 Republican National Convention, which featured Sarah Palins much anticipated national debut.
Wednesday nights RNC broadcasts attracted just a 1.1 million fewer viewers than Barack Obamas record-breaking speech on day four of the Democratic convention.
Coverage of day three of the GOP convention drew a large female audience (19.5 million) 5.2 million more women than tuned in for day two of the Democratic convention, when Hillary Clinton addressed the delegates, and 6.9 million more women than watched Joe Biden accept the Democrats vice presidential nomination last Wednesday night.
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If romney prevents palin from speaking, he prevents me from voting for him. To exclude her is sleazy sexist. BAD NEWS, MITT!!!!
“So why would Team Romney and the GOP-e want to ban Sarah Palin from speaking at the convention this year?”
RAT talking point. I would go with Allen West myself.
Jeb Bush- Si
Sarah Palin - Nyet
Because Romney doesn't want to be associated with what they consider to be "extreme right conservatism".
Sarah Palin is a threat to them just as she is a threat to the DNC.
I thought Romney was severely conservative. Is that different from extremely conservative?
You trust him to deal fairly with immigration? Spending? American values? The recession?
Bushes fooled me twice, but not three times.
Yes it is.
Severely conservative is the talking point of a multifaceted liberal liar and extremely conservative is the way of life of a hard working conservative with conviction.
Maybe Mitt will reprise his Michigan Trees speech for the convention:
Electoral or popular?
Are you taking wagers?
Sarah would steal the show- the applause would be off the charts.. she should have ran for prez
If they won’t let her speak, perhaps she could speak “off campus” at some other venue like a stadium. See who draws the biggest crowd. Maybe with Allen West. That might be fun.
Romney cannot have a VP nominee that will upstage him, nor a speaker at the convention that will be better that he is. That leaves precious few speakers left to speak or to run.
They will also not allow conservative speakers as a matter of principle, except in backwater time slots that are scheduled to conflict with other important events.
I think Romney will pick Dan Quayle...
I won’t be watching...
Romney for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
They’re concern that Palin will outstage Romney
Yep, and all the while, Romney hatchet men were already working behind the scenes, stabbing her in the back.
Team Romney’s fatal flaw is that they think conservatives are the enemy.
Personally I think Rick Snyder is on the short list.
He’s been under the radar and they can pass off his fiscal record as conservatism however those of us in Michigan know better. His fiscal record is purely by proxy.
The always-astute Sarah Palin may well outmaneuver the GOP by speaking at an 'outside' venue (she'll always get TV coverage) and if she still gets to speak at the convention, all the better. If not, she'll have given Republican voters the opportunity to see what they missed (by Palin not running for the nomination) and, perhaps, just perhaps, generate a change in the Republican presidential nominee - but don't get your hopes up. My belief is that the convention will be very tightly scripted and run - with no surprises, except, perhaps Romney's VP choice. If Palin makes a difference, it likely won't be through the GOP convention. Still, she may surprise us all. I hope so.
Right now, the expectations are that the RNC will have some of the lowest TV viewership in recent times.
It appears that Team Mittens doesn’t want anyone to watch the RNC and are betting the farm on the debates instead for Mr. Romneycare to make his case to America.
But that’s not the only reason Romney and the GOP-e want Sarah banned from a prime time TV role at the convention.
I have not seen anything stating that people are attempting to keep Palin from speaking at convention.
But I think we can be sure of one thing. Anyone who does speak at the Republican convention will wholeheartedly endorse the Republican ticket, which includes Mitt Romney.
The speakers who will get the best spots will be the ones who have the attitude of "Let me know how I can help. I will do anything."
Team Romney is punting on the convention and have decided to bet the farm on the debates. What are they thinking?