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DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention
NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires

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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1 posted on 07/21/2012 3:57:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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The GOP doesn’t have the balls to allow this conservative woman to speak.


2 posted on 07/21/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good afternoon Guy. I hope you are well.

Palin scares the livin' bat crap out of the GOP-e.

And that's a good thing.

5.56mm

3 posted on 07/21/2012 3:59:40 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Jim Robinson

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.........


4 posted on 07/21/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by rem_mitchell
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To: Jim Robinson

Let the Lady speak!
Palin to the podium!


5 posted on 07/21/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Honestly I would want her to turn them down till they show that they intend to take a true conservative turn.


6 posted on 07/21/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jim Robinson
The GOP is afraid to because Sarah Palin would upstage Romney.
7 posted on 07/21/2012 4:03:08 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


8 posted on 07/21/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: rem_mitchell

When Mitt gets the nomination, just as he is about to speak, she should.....

raise two fingers behind Mitt’s head.


9 posted on 07/21/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: rem_mitchell

Ima let ya get back to appeasing liberals in a minute but first.... LOL


10 posted on 07/21/2012 4:04:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


11 posted on 07/21/2012 4:04:29 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney is a real screw up. If Palin does not get to speak he will lose lots of the Tea Party that might be sitting on the fence.
12 posted on 07/21/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: M Kehoe

Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney: ‘Light our hair on fire’

http://www.tscolumn.com/news/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.”


13 posted on 07/21/2012 4:06:37 PM PDT by Innovative (None are so blind that will not see.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


14 posted on 07/21/2012 4:09:29 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: cripplecreek
Here's what she should say:

"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).

15 posted on 07/21/2012 4:10:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Jim Robinson

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!!!


16 posted on 07/21/2012 4:12:40 PM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Innovative
It is so sad that we have Romney as our candidate.

To be honest, I'd rather have a root canal.

5.56mm

17 posted on 07/21/2012 4:12:57 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


18 posted on 07/21/2012 4:12:57 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I've said it before. It's worth repeating.

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.

19 posted on 07/21/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: Jim Robinson

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?


20 posted on 07/21/2012 4:13:58 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: rem_mitchell
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.........

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 ..."

21 posted on 07/21/2012 4:15:53 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


22 posted on 07/21/2012 4:17:37 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

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.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 4:18:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Screw Romney. He was behind some of the nastiest attacks on Palin.

He’s a bottom feeder.


24 posted on 07/21/2012 4:18:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: eCSMaster

Exactly. That is what REAL politicians do.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Jim Robinson; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

26 posted on 07/21/2012 4:21:29 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Jim Robinson
The GOP doesn’t have the balls to allow this conservative woman to speak.

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.

27 posted on 07/21/2012 4:21:37 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: eCSMaster

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


28 posted on 07/21/2012 4:22:31 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: humblegunner

“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.


29 posted on 07/21/2012 4:23:44 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Jim Robinson

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..


30 posted on 07/21/2012 4:25:11 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


31 posted on 07/21/2012 4:26:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Asking the Republican establishment to give Palin a prime speaking position is akin to the asking the Democrats to give Zell Miller a prime speaking position.

Weeeell maybe not. I think Democrats just might allow Zell a position before the Republicans would allow Palin.

32 posted on 07/21/2012 4:30:17 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: Jim Robinson

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!!!)


33 posted on 07/21/2012 4:31:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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To: humblegunner

The point of her speaking would be to promote conservatism.

Or, to put it simply: to promote conservatism.


34 posted on 07/21/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: A'elian' nation
Republicans be warned. This IS the last time you take us for granted.

Unfortunately they know that we've been saying the same for years and they continue leftward because they know that conservatives will vote for them.

Just a couple of weeks ago I saw a pro Romney pundit chuckle when asked if Romney can get the votes he needs in the south. He said their choices are Romney and the democrats so they will vote for Romney no matter what he does.

The "moderates" are the true purists of the party and they will never vote conservative.
35 posted on 07/21/2012 4:33:25 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Huskrrrr

I’d rather that she raised one finger to Romney...the middle one. :)


36 posted on 07/21/2012 4:35:39 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: humblegunner
"Would it make Romney acceptable?" It might not make Ronney acceptable, but it might make the Republican Party acceptable.
Right now neither are acceptable to me. As things stand right now, I will be voting for one (1) Republican this year. Our Sheriff
37 posted on 07/21/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaPartier ..... but no longer a Republican)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


38 posted on 07/21/2012 4:36:44 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: Tupelo

Speaking of Zell Miller. He made a rare appearance recently.

http://blogs.ajc.com/political-insider-jim-galloway/2012/07/21/a-rare-word-from-zell-miller-i-had-a-late-life-conversion/


39 posted on 07/21/2012 4:36:51 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: Jim Robinson
As a conservative who dearly hoped that Sarah Palin would run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and was very disappointed when she declined to do so, I still hope that she speaks at the convention. Romney is a narcissistic fool if he shuns Palin and blocks her from a major speaking role at Tampa Bay. Palin should be tapped to give the nominating speech and by doing so, she would 'energize the base' and make Romneys' nomination more palatable to conservatives.

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.

40 posted on 07/21/2012 4:37:07 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: reasonisfaith
The point of her speaking would be to promote conservatism.

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.

41 posted on 07/21/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


42 posted on 07/21/2012 4:41:05 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

She would NEVER accept a VP from Mr Cult.


43 posted on 07/21/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jim Robinson
They'll never do it. It makes way too much sense.

;-\

44 posted on 07/21/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by Gargantua ("Dedicated to the removal of the Islamic Regime in America")
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; STARWISE
Finally, Someone is speaking some sense!

Sarah Palin Ping!

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff499/redmder/FR/SP45/SarahApplaud2.jpg

45 posted on 07/21/2012 4:48:13 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree with Sen. DeMint. There is noone else who will draw the attention like Palin.


46 posted on 07/21/2012 4:49:03 PM PDT by Girlene (Really!)
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To: humblegunner

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.


47 posted on 07/21/2012 4:51:53 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: tet68

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 don’t like it either.

Getting rid of that plastic, glued smile would also help.

(I am wearing my bulletproof vest.)


48 posted on 07/21/2012 4:52:05 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Jim Robinson

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. ;>)


49 posted on 07/21/2012 4:52:50 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: presently no screen name

Go Sarah!

:D


50 posted on 07/21/2012 4:53:32 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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