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Romney’s Best Convention Strategy – Let Sarah Palin Speak
Examiner ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs

Posted on 07/27/2012 1:24:41 PM PDT by Kfobbs

“Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt thundered out those captivating words at his first inaugural speech in 1933. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney must seriously confront the political ghosts haunting his decision to let Sarah Palin speak at the GOP National Convention in August in Tampa, FL. Allow Palin to speak so that a Romney administration can turn economic retreat by Obama into economic advance.

This is the time when Romney has the opportunity to not fall into the carefully laid traps of liberal commentators like MSNBC Chris Matthews with his over the top hyperbole or his fellow liberal combatant-in-arms Lawrence O'Donnell. Each has never seemed to miss an opportunity to cast verbal grenades at Sarah Palin, since 2008. Their goal is quite simple, demonize Palin, the Tea Party and plant the seeds of distrust in the American consciousness that Palin and the Tea Party is kryptonite to Romney and in their crude way, also to America.

This liberal convention strategy is quite clear. They want fear of Sarah Palin to be the ongoing sound bite that reverberates in Romney’s mind. They want the truth about the horrendous economic affects that millions of Americans are feeling every single moment of every single day in their homes to be blurred out. They want Americans who are hurting in Ohio, Tennessee, Iowa, Indiana, and Michigan and all over the nation to be hidden behind campaign advertising lies blasting daily in their homes. If Sarah Palin is added to this liberal narrative, then her ability to connect and motivate conservatives and millions of independents is neutralized by their calculated deceit. But you see, the “nameless, ...

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; chosenloserromney; mittromney; obama; palin; palin2012; rinoromney; romney; romney2012; sarahpalin; teaparty; weakromney

1 posted on 07/27/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by Kfobbs
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To: Kfobbs
bttt
2 posted on 07/27/2012 1:29:01 PM PDT by ADemocratNoMore (Jeepers, Freepers, where'd 'ya get those sleepers?. Pj people, exposing old media's lies.)
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To: Kfobbs
If Mr. ROmneyCARE reached out to conservatives ... many would faint.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 1:42:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kfobbs

Something is a foot.

On Hannity the other evening one of the female talking head mentioned that Sarah had obtained a large facility within a five minute walk from the convention center, Shawn bout jumped out of his seat trying to shut her up...He knows what’s happening..

Sarah was asked in an interview recently about being asked to speak...Her comment: wait a little while and we’ll have an announcement to make.
Christy is the keynote speaker, so it’s not that. What’s left: Introducing the next VP candidate?

Why would she need a large facility?


4 posted on 07/27/2012 1:44:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Kfobbs

Opening a story with a quote from a socialist slob like FDR is never a good start. Either way, yes Palin should be invited.


5 posted on 07/27/2012 1:44:50 PM PDT by albie
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To: Kfobbs

Why would he allow her to speak? It simply reminds Conservatives of everything he is not while driving a wedge between him and his squishy base.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 1:46:01 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Kfobbs; All

Romney wouldn’t dare allow Palin to speak. IF she did, then people would realize that she should be the nominee not Romney. He would look so pathetically weak and anemic next to her. Nope, it won’t happen.


7 posted on 07/27/2012 1:48:28 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Kfobbs
That would be the smart thing to do even though I don't see it helping Mitty much at the ballot box as the Christian conservatives have too many issue's (that's plural, as in many, for all of you Romneybots) with Mitt to support him much, if any. But them Mitt has not been known to be very bright, politically speaking.

Personally I would council Palin not to give any speeches on stage at the convention that could even remotely be construed as to show support for Mittens. If anything just say she is looking forward to the nations election in November and leave them guessing!

8 posted on 07/27/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by Ron H. (Beelzebub or Satan? Not relly all that much difference in the end. Neither one is good for America!)
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To: Ingtar
You SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO speak the truth.


9 posted on 07/27/2012 1:52:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kfobbs
This is a show of radical anti-conservatism by the Romney/Rockefeller wing of the party, a commitment to totally drive Reaganism from the GOP.

Governor Palin was the most popular Governor in America, perhaps in history, and only left office in mid 2009, she was the most important Republican in the 2010 historical election gains, Governor Palin is the most valuable endorsement in America, and SHE WAS THE REPUBLICAN VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LAST ELECTION, she gave the greatest speeches in 2008, she is the greatest American female speaker in American history.

This attempt by the GOP to kill off the top Republican and the greatest female political leader in American history (and she is amazingly only 48 years old), who is the woman who rose the highest within their party which suffers attacks of being "anti-woman", is extraordinary.

Reagan in a skirt! and they want to kill that?
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10 posted on 07/27/2012 1:53:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Kfobbs

...and do NOT let McCain speak at all.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 1:54:19 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ansel12

Liberals are Idiots.


12 posted on 07/27/2012 1:56:34 PM 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: Diogenesis
Your boy: used car salesman, used car salesman
13 posted on 07/27/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Diogenesis; All

Yes, FReepers, it is his job. It is a full time job, although it doesn’t pay anything. If there is a thread that mentions Romney, Diogenesis will be on it like white on rice. Count on it.

1. Johnny One-Note (AKA Diogenesis)

A one-hitter who repeats the same tired mantra over and over. It’s used to described some shrill, tired ideologue or academic that pompously echoes some quaint notion or idea endlessly, and expects everyone to see his supposed wisdom and bow in concurrence.


14 posted on 07/27/2012 2:00:58 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Trod Upon
You are confused, little Monkey-RomneyBOT.

YOU, and your Master Mr. RomneyCARE, support Obama and the DNC
which is why the DNC nominated Mr. ROmneyCARE.

Obama and the DNC LOVE YOU and Mr. ROmneyCARE for throwing Election 2008 to THEM.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs 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?"



15 posted on 07/27/2012 2:08:22 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: doug from upland


16 posted on 07/27/2012 2:10:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Yes, FReepers, it is his job. It is a full time job, although it doesn’t pay anything. If there is a thread that mentions Romney, Diogenesis will be on it like white on rice. Count on it.

1. Johnny One-Note (AKA Diogenesis)

A one-hitter who repeats the same tired mantra over and over. It’s used to described some shrill, tired ideologue or academic that pompously echoes some quaint notion or idea endlessly, and expects everyone to see his supposed wisdom and bow in concurrence.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 2:14:16 PM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

"National Guard Lt. Anthony Circosta poses in his backyard in Agawam, Mass., on June 9, 2007.
At left, his wife Danielle and daughter Kylie, 2, talk near the swing set. Circosta,
a decorated Iraq War veteran, seemed like an ideal candidate for a pardon from
then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 29-year-old's boyhood conviction
for a BB gun shooting. Romney denied the pardon,
twice, despite the recommendation of the Governor's Council.
"


versus

"Governor Orders POW/MIA Flags Flown for Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day"

"Office of the Governor of the State of Alaska ^ | 04-09-09 | Gov. Sarah Palin
April 9, 2009, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today signed a proclamation declaring April 9, 2009,
as Former Prisoners of War Recognition Day. The governor has ordered POW/MIA flags
to be flown in honor and memory of American men and women
who have placed themselves in harm’s way and faced the horrors of combat."
“The price paid by POW/MIA soldiers in defense of liberty is worthy of our highest
gratitude and most solemn remembrance,” Governor Palin said.
“On this day and always, they are in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget them or their service.”

18 posted on 07/27/2012 2:21:57 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kfobbs

I was prepared to donate to the Romney campaign, and then he decided to apparently stiff Sarah Palin for a chance to address the convention. Now I am holding back until after the convention to see what transpires.

Sarah is the most prominent spokesperson for the conservative wing of th e GOP. To shun her is a really stupid move on the part of Romney.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 2:22:53 PM PDT by Laserman
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To: Laserman

Not really. Who wants to be outshined?


20 posted on 07/27/2012 2:27:50 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1284 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: doug from upland
Mr. Romney "Disses" Amateur Radio In Televised Town Meeting

"Mitt Romney...alienating America one group
at a time." - AlaskaErik


Gov. Sarah Palin, Governor of the state of Alaska,
proclaimed the week of July 28 through
August 3, 2008 as: Amateur Radio Week


br

21 posted on 07/27/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kfobbs

Romney/Palin 2012

Palin/Romney 2016

Palin/? 2020

Let Brown Bear Woman SPEAK!


22 posted on 07/27/2012 3:10:56 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: doug from upland; Diogenesis
“We are losing our country to godless socialism and what does the GOP do? Run an abortionist/homosexualist statist whose socialist RomneyCare program was the blueprint and impetus for ObamaCare! Screw that!! I’ll vote for the GOP’s candidate for the presidency when they run a CONSERVATIVE!! Otherwise, to hell with them!! The GOP is fast cementing their place as part of the problem! Wake up America!!”

No I will not vote for an abortionist for president. Period. It’s no secret. I’ve been posting that I will not vote for Rudy/Romney abortionist for many years.

Welcome to Free Republic, America’s exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!

Romney does not qualify on any count!

Jim Robinson.

I concur 100%.

23 posted on 07/27/2012 3:28:04 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Free people, when presented only with evil choices, create other choices.(EternalVigilance))
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To: albie

I’m pissed at all republicans for not letting Sarah Speak. My vote goes to Sarah wherever she is.


24 posted on 07/27/2012 3:28:41 PM PDT by wax wing
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To: Diogenesis
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25 posted on 07/27/2012 3:35:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Kfobbs; onyx

If Romney doesn’t let her speak, that nails it that he wants rid of the Tea Party as he has nothing in common with her or them. He’s a liberal and they are not. Evaluate his actions, not what he says.


26 posted on 07/27/2012 3:36:03 PM PDT by Marcella (The power to tax is the power to destroy.)
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To: Kfobbs
Palin is to the Romney campaign like saltwater to a man dying of thirst. It looks goods, but it is toxic. He needs to appeal to independents and right leaning dems to get elected. They will showcase black and hispanic as much as possible
27 posted on 07/27/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: wax wing

Sarah Palin, a Republican is so, pro America...And Romney and and main street Republicans can not stand the sight nor sound of her...

When little George Bush became President, all the policy advisers from the Washington think tanks stayed...Same advice for the same policies from the same advisers that advised Clinton, and now Obama, and the soon to be the next President whether it be Obama or Romney...

They’ve sure got most of us duped...


28 posted on 07/27/2012 3:55:53 PM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: AmusedBystander

What is toxic is to declare the republican vice presidential candidate from 3 1/2 years ago, who is the leader of the Reagan wing of the GOP, as too far right for a Romney GOP.

Romney has only won a single election in his life, and he left that office as a failure with 34% approval and no chance for reelection, and is the most liberal republican ever nominated for the presidency, he really doesn’t need to be going to war against the Reagan republicans.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 5:24:02 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
he really doesn’t need to be going to war against the Reagan republicans.

He won't be going to war with anyone. Your post shows the animosity he has with most conservatives. Generally, conservatives will vote for him over Obama when push comes to shove. He must win over the majority of independents if he has any chance to win. That's just smart politics.

30 posted on 07/27/2012 5:34:16 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: AmusedBystander

Declaring war against the republican base is not the key to victory, and to snub the next leading republican (to the actual nominee) in America, and the veep nominee from last time as unacceptable to the republican party is a snub to the Reagan wing of the party.

It is a clear signal that the fears were correct and that the Romney nomination is dedicated to permanently ending the Reagan/Palin battle against the Romney/Rockefeller wing of the GOP.

It shows that the GOP is anti-conservative.


31 posted on 07/27/2012 5:47:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors,,, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12

It took me a minute... but that is some good stuff!

LLS


32 posted on 07/27/2012 7:23:11 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: ansel12

He doesn’t need to be the nominee... in fact... he is the worst possible choice... which is why the gop/e love the guy.

LLS


33 posted on 07/27/2012 7:26:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Kfobbs

It wont happen

Shes a woman...

Wee Willies handlers in SLC, his money men, wont let him ...

even if he wanted to...


34 posted on 07/27/2012 9:33:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: AmusedBystander

He must win over the majority of independents if he has any chance to win.
__________________________________________

You really think Willard wants to move that far right to interest the independents ???


35 posted on 07/27/2012 9:43:20 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: hoosiermama
Why would she need a large facility?

Sandwich shop.

36 posted on 07/29/2012 6:23:03 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Sola Veritas
PSSST...words of advice. Candidate Mitt...want to seal the deal and win in a landslide....? ..... 4 words..

SARAH PALIN'S TEA .... PARTY

Get yer people movin...start lining up battleground state rallies immediately. Featuring you and ...SARAH on the dias.....What numbers you can't attract ...SHE sure as hell can. Now...do you want to win or NOT? You aint gonna win standing up there next to anyone named karl thats for sure... Switch off appearances....ROMNEY/PALIN...ROMNEY/RYAN.... RYAN/PALIN.... ROMNEY/RYAN. Cycle thru these as many times as it takes you to win. No charge.


37 posted on 09/03/2012 12:54:47 PM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: Kfobbs

she’s dead Gibbs


38 posted on 09/03/2012 1:02:15 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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