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Flashback: Palin Triggers RNC Ratings Spike
Nielsen ^ | September 4, 2008 | Nielsen

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 Palin’s much anticipated national debut.

Wednesday night’s RNC broadcasts attracted just a 1.1 million fewer viewers than Barack Obama’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nielsen.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gope; mittromney; rnc; sarahpalin
So why would Team Romney and the GOP-e want to ban Sarah Palin from speaking at the convention this year?
1 posted on 07/07/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

If romney prevents palin from speaking, he prevents me from voting for him. To exclude her is sleazy sexist. BAD NEWS, MITT!!!!


2 posted on 07/07/2012 7:36:39 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Defy by silence)
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To: jimbo123

“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.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 7:38:03 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Rapscallion

GOP-e says:

Jeb Bush- Si
Sarah Palin - Nyet


4 posted on 07/07/2012 7:39:18 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
So why would Team Romney and the GOP-e want to ban Sarah Palin from speaking at the convention this year?

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.

5 posted on 07/07/2012 7:39:25 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

I thought Romney was severely conservative. Is that different from extremely conservative?


6 posted on 07/07/2012 7:41:28 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Why? That's pretty obvious. They can not stand the thought of their candidate being upstaged by a woman who is smarter and a much better speaker. One who has a better record as governor than Romney. At this stage of the game, I believe Romney will lose by a larger margin than McCain did. Maybe, just maybe, hopefully Sarah will then run in 2016.
7 posted on 07/07/2012 7:42:06 AM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: jimbo123
Jeb Bush- Si

You trust him to deal fairly with immigration? Spending? American values? The recession?

Bushes fooled me twice, but not three times.

8 posted on 07/07/2012 7:43:27 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Defy by silence)
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To: jimbo123
I thought Romney was severely conservative. Is that different from extremely conservative?

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.

9 posted on 07/07/2012 7:46:22 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Tupelo

Maybe Mitt will reprise his Michigan Trees speech for the convention:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHaMqHh5NZ4


10 posted on 07/07/2012 7:46:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Tupelo
I believe Romney will lose by a larger margin than McCain did.

Electoral or popular?

Are you taking wagers?

11 posted on 07/07/2012 7:48:03 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: jimbo123
LOL I was walking back from the post office a while ago and thought to myself "Actually, our trees could be a bit taller".

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12 posted on 07/07/2012 7:59:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123
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13 posted on 07/07/2012 8:01:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

Sarah would steal the show- the applause would be off the charts.. she should have ran for prez


14 posted on 07/07/2012 8:03:15 AM PDT by chicken head
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To: Rapscallion; jimbo123
"gop/e"
while I (wholeheartedly :) agree...read first, then rant type; Sarah/Newt would kick his @$$.

15 posted on 07/07/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Tupelo

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.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 8:05:35 AM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: cripplecreek
LOL!
..& I thought he was so...so manly... bring Sarah/Newt on!

17 posted on 07/07/2012 8:10:25 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: jimbo123

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...


18 posted on 07/07/2012 8:10:35 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: jimbo123

I won’t be watching...


19 posted on 07/07/2012 8:15:49 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jimbo123
THAT was the moment Mr. Benedict RomneyCARE determined
that his Legion of Backstabbers had to rid the GOP and America of Gov. Palin.


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."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s 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 Romney’s 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 Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



20 posted on 07/07/2012 8:22:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

They’re concern that Palin will outstage Romney


21 posted on 07/07/2012 8:27:02 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: IM2MAD
" Maybe with Allen West.
That might be fun."
YES...He (Col. Allen West :) would absolutely...can you imagine
the panicked ppl. @ the Pentagon if West were President
w/ all the queer-lifestyle pushers over there, would POP!
but, orders were orders.

22 posted on 07/07/2012 8:27:32 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: jimbo123

Yep, and all the while, Romney hatchet men were already working behind the scenes, stabbing her in the back.


23 posted on 07/07/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Team Romney’s fatal flaw is that they think conservatives are the enemy.


24 posted on 07/07/2012 8:38:06 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: LachlanMinnesota

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.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 8:40:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

RULES, people!!!!!


26 posted on 07/07/2012 10:20:45 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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27 posted on 07/07/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jimbo123
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”


Pray for a miracle in Tampa & Support Free Republic!

28 posted on 07/07/2012 11:28:13 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: jimbo123
Sarah Palin is the antithesis of Mitt Romney and the GOP establishment honchos that made sure he was the 2012 Republican presidential nominee. Palin may be scheduled to speak at the Tampa convention because of her standing as the 2008 Republican party VP nominee but they'll shift her off to some 'dead' time or cancel her speech at the last second due to 'scheduling problems' or some such BS. No one will be fooled.

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.

29 posted on 07/07/2012 12:18:34 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott

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.


30 posted on 07/07/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

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.


31 posted on 07/08/2012 7:01:30 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Jim Scott
they'll shift her off to some 'dead' time I am sure that the speakers who get prime time are the ones who enthusiastically endorse the GOP ticket and have been out on the road promoting it this year.

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."

32 posted on 07/08/2012 7:07:43 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Team Romney is punting on the convention and have decided to bet the farm on the debates. What are they thinking?


33 posted on 07/08/2012 7:17:24 AM PDT by jimbo123
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