Skip to comments.DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention
Posted on 07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention.
"I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot as far as speaking because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does, he told Fox News Thursday.
She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
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The GOP doesn’t have the balls to allow this conservative woman to speak.
Palin scares the livin' bat crap out of the GOP-e.
And that's a good thing.
I think it would be cool if Gov. Palin pulled a Kanye West, you know when Kanye took the award statue from Taylor Swift at the Grammy’s. When Mitt gets the nomination, just as he is about to speak, she should come up from behind, take the microphone and give the convention floor a piece of her mind.........
Let the Lady speak!
Palin to the podium!
Honestly I would want her to turn them down till they show that they intend to take a true conservative turn.
D@mned right she should speak, but mitt will fight it tooth and nail because if Sarah takes the stage the delegates stampede to give her the nomination. Let’s pray that it happens.
When Mitt gets the nomination, just as he is about to speak, she should.....
raise two fingers behind Mitt’s head.
Ima let ya get back to appeasing liberals in a minute but first.... LOL
Indeed they don’t have the balls. They just want us to line up and do their bidding. It is astounding to me that there is even a debate or conversation about her speaking at all. Sarah Palin not speak at the GOP Convention? Unbelievable. What a slap in the face.
Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney: ‘Light our hair on fire’
“”Romney, he has said before that he doesn’t want to have to light his hair on fire. Well, there are a lot of his base supporters, independents who are saying, ‘Well, light our hair on fire, then! Remind us how important it is that we get engaged in this presidential election because it is the election of our lifetime,” Ms. Palin posited to Sean Hannity of Fox News.”
What would be the point of her speaking?
Would it make Romney acceptable? Because that’s what
the speakers there do. Support the nominee. It’s a program.
Why would she wish to ally herself with the system that
gave us Romney? Because that alliance is a condition of
speaking. She hasn’t declared such alliance. No Speakee.
The convention is and will be a Romneyfest.
You can’t really expect them to book any opposition.
"How many voters wished they had voted for McCain and ME, instead of Obama in 2008?.. DON'T MAKE THAT SAME MISTAKE AGAIN, AMERICA.. America cannot survive four more years of Obama. VOTE FOR ROMNEY AND ME IN 2012.. ROMNEY/PALIN, ROMNEY/PALIN, ROMNEY/PALIN!!!" (Crowd chants with applause and look of shock on Romney's face then begins to chant).
I would think that if Sarah Palin were to be a featured speaker she would receive a standing ovation throughout her comments. More so than Mittens.
Go Sarah Go!!!
To be honest, I'd rather have a root canal.
That Ms. Palin draws and excites crowds is all well and good, but will that translate into votes for Mitt in November?
Only if she’s on the ticket. Fat chance since at this point Sarah’s not inclined to play second fiddle to anyone, much less a socialist.
Let Gov. Palin give the speech nominating Gov. Romney.
She could stress his plan for our increased domestic energy production.
She'd WOW 'em. She'd coalesce his Conservative support. She'd bring in Tea Party folks as well as Energy producers and users.
And she'd improve her credentials to become Secretary of Energy, Interior, EPA.
Her purpose were she to speak would be to enhance the chances of a Republican presidential victory. Could she do that and upstage Romney at the same time? She wouldn’t do that?
Reading your post, this just popped into my head. Some of you may recognize the source:
"For twelve years, you have been asking: Who is Sarah Palin? This is Sarah Palin speaking. I am ..."
I really believe it is Gov.Romney himself who is blocking inclusion of Gov.Palin. For whatever reason, he detests her.
The political operatives inside the GOP understand how important it is to have all Republicans involved in a national election, even conservatives. We make up the majority of “feet on the ground”, working in communities to get out the vote.
Gov.Romney stubbornly refuses to give on this issue, which just goes to show he is a political neophyte, unable to unite his own party, and will be a dreadful President.
Romney must win the Presidency in a landslide so there is no question of American voter’s choice come this November.
Doubt she would say that. But I’m sure she would support the party’s presumptuous (yup, presumptuous) nominee after rousing the crowd and the nation with a truly conservative message setting herself up for 2016.
Screw Romney. He was behind some of the nastiest attacks on Palin.
He’s a bottom feeder.
Exactly. That is what REAL politicians do.
Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.
Make or break moment for me with the GOP.
If they can't take what she dishes out, which is conservatism and how to
straighten out this country from the Marxist mess, they are done for in my book.
I will also say it again that I agree with you on the nominating speech.. her speech would contrast the serious issues of the day between Obama’s left wingnut policies and Romney’s pro growth pro business policies.. nothing funny nothing cute and she walks away from there boosting Romney with Conservatives and establishing herself as a real player in future Presidential politics
“The convention is and will be a Romneyfest.”
And they will take us for granted again and expect us to fall in line. The sad thing is this time we really have to in order to save America from Marxism, Fascism, and Cult of the Leader.
Republicans be warned. This IS the last time you take us for granted.
Sarah Palin will make Milt look tiny and boring, just like she did to mccain in 08..nobody cared about mcshame, the focus was on palin.. I would say Sarah’s speech at the RNC was the best EVER..
If Milt wants to win in 4 months, he’d better give her a significant role at the convention and in campaigning. ABO isn’t selling everybody like he thought it would. Guess we’ll see just how smart his people are.
Weeeell maybe not. I think Democrats just might allow Zell a position before the Republicans would allow Palin.
She absolutely deserves it and will do a terrific job ... and therein lies the problem. The others will pale in the shadow of the candidate who should have been. (Unless, of course, she is on the ticket!!!)
The point of her speaking would be to promote conservatism.
Or, to put it simply: to promote conservatism.
I’d rather that she raised one finger to Romney...the middle one. :)
Romney is smart enough to recognize the advantage of letting Sarah Palin speak at the convention. It would unite the party in a way that nothing else that I can think of would accomplish.
But I don’t think he will do it. I don’t think any of us actually knows that but a Sarah Palin speech seems unlikely at this point.
And the likely Romney political calculation is quite simple:
1) The MSM attacks on Governor Palin have worked to a large extent, at least with the left leaning GOP voters and many of the Independents. Whether we like it or not, the Palin Well has been poisoned.
2) Letting the former Alaska Governor speak will add some GOP votes, cost some GOP votes, add few if any Independent votes and cost perhaps many Independent votes.
Right now Romney calculates a net loss to his campaign. I don’t think it is anymore complicated than that. We might, with the help of Jim DeMint and others change his mind. I’m not hopeful but I don’t discount the possibility. If I was Romney I would ask for polls on the issue. Perhaps he already has.
Speaking of Zell Miller. He made a rare appearance recently.
Sarah Palin is a patriot and while I doubt that she is terribly enthusiastic about Mitt Romneys' nomination, she knows as well as we do that Obama must be defeated in November and will do all she can to make certain that happens. Should Romney do the unthinkable and keep Palin from a speaking role at the convention I can envision her making a rousing speech to 'get out the vote' at a venue outside the convention hall because, as a patriot and a classy lady, Sarah Palin would rise above Romney's pettiness and do what she could, not for Romney, but for America.
Supposing that she were able to do that, of what use would that
be to the Romney convention? Wouldn't the Romney folks dislike
and disavow such promotion? So why would they want her to speak.
Look, the RomneyCorps is putting this together.
It's ate-up to be outraged that they didn't invite Palin.
Of course they didn't. Duh.
In a way, if they did (Newt believes they will) I’d like to see her turn it down. Demint KNOWS without her support, Romney is burnt toast.
She would NEVER accept a VP from Mr Cult.
Sarah Palin Ping!
I agree with Sen. DeMint. There is noone else who will draw the attention like Palin.
The use to Romney would be he could pretend to support conservatism in an election year when conservatism gets votes.
But promoting conservatism is primarily useful to conservatism.
With all respect, she doesn’t speak. She screeches in a high pitched tone. I immediately go for the off button on my TV. It hurts the ears, and my kitty cats dont like it either.
Getting rid of that plastic, glued smile would also help.
(I am wearing my bulletproof vest.)
I think it’s far too late for Romney to put this wind into his sails.
Now it would look like he had been forced to invite her. I think he has already lost what he might have otherwise gained.
My fantasy is that Palin would setup for a speech not far from the event, gives her speech at the same time as Romney’s and and pull in a much larger crowd. Of course, Newt could also speak at the Palin event.
I know that is silly and it would never happen, but it is always fun to dream. ;>)