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She who must not be named

Posted on 08/31/2012 7:51:28 AM PDT by Spartan79

I've heard that the Romney team vetted all speeches made at the recently-completed GOP convention. Now, I didn't watch the whole convention and only caught the speeches by both of the Romneys, Ryan, and Christie, but I did do a quick word search of the text of the speeches by the Romneys, Bush, Christie, Ryan, Rice, Huckabee, Santorum, as well as McCain and Cruz. In all of these speeches there was not even so much as an oblique reference to Governor Palin, not even by Ann Romney, who glossed eloquent otherwise on motherhood, McCain - who selected Palin as his running mate, or Cruz, who, as he himself has admitted, owes his primary win to Palin.

Sarah was also scrubbed from the lineup of Fox contributors on the last couple of days of the coverage.

Did anyone who may have watched or listened to parts of the convention I missed notice any mention at all of the GOP's candidate for veep in the last cycle. Just wondering. I know the convention was quite properly to be a celebration of Romney, the nominee. But it sure smells like a Stalinesque "disappearing" by the eGOP is underway.


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1 posted on 08/31/2012 7:51:29 AM PDT by Spartan79
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To: Spartan79

Were there any references to Ronald Reagan? I can’t recall any at the moment...........


2 posted on 08/31/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Spartan79

Who cares?

They didn’t mention Ron Paul either—again, who cares?

I like Palin, but we shouldn’t build a cult of personality around her or anyone else.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Spartan79

I’m pretty sure I saw Ms. Palin on with Hannity for quite a long time last night.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 7:56:10 AM PDT by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: Brookhaven

Well, I’m sure the MSNBC and Daily Kos crowd would have had a meltdown if Sarah Palin was there or mentioned.

Then again, they are having a meltdown anyway over Ryan and Romney and Clint Eastwood. Liberals will hyperventilate no matter what the GOP does.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 7:56:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Spartan79

I for one am not that suspicious of nefarious dealings and machinations with the campaign about her, whether she attended, appeared, or spoke.

She had a prime seat chance very early on to affect and influence the selection of our candidate; she chose to demur. Had she done anything remotely indicative of running, I’d have given her my bank account if possible.

As it is, after-game quarterbacking is pointless and just fodder for MSNBC, Politico and all the other hyena scavenger mouthpieces for the Democrat Party


6 posted on 08/31/2012 7:57:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Spartan79
I feel the pain .. all those speeches and not a word about me, either !

The nerve !
I think they're all horrible 'tomkatists' and OWE me something, surely !

7 posted on 08/31/2012 7:59:48 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Spartan79

Palin was second vice prez candidate ..Dems ran the first..why give dems credit for anything. believe me they would have made much of it.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Spartan79

Oh Good grief....

(I bet even Sarah Palin herself would see some tin foil here.)


9 posted on 08/31/2012 8:03:39 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: Brookhaven
"I like Palin, but we shouldn’t build a cult of personality around her or anyone else."

Actually, what this shows is the mental and moral smallness of the GOP establishment. She WAS the GOP vice-presidential candidate, after all. Making mention of her in a convention speech is hardly building a "cult of personality".

It also shows that that same GOP establisment is scared to death of her.

10 posted on 08/31/2012 8:04:04 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Brookhaven

There was a video tribute to Ron Paul, & his son Rand spoke. I’m not certain, but I think Rand mentioned his dad at least once.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 8:07:11 AM PDT by TropicanaRose
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To: Brookhaven

They had a video tribute to Paul as he is retiring. IMHO, they should have pulled it after the antics of his delegates.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Red Badger

Ted Cruz for one mentioned Reagan - he quoted his “tear down this wall” speech. Also there was a video featuring Reagan.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:24 AM PDT by TropicanaRose
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To: Spartan79

Oh good grief. Why does it matter whether they mentioned Palin? She’s a TV personality now, not an elected politician or someone running for anything. I don’t recall if anyone mentioned Dan Quayle either, and actually was an elected VP.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 8:12:06 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Spartan79

Earlier yesterday, I read that the words “tea party” were never uttered a single time in any speech at the convention. I find that pretty amazing as well (if true), considering the monumental impact they had on 2010.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Spartan79
I'll vote for Romney, but my donations go to SarahPac.

Therein lies the danger to RINOs ... and they know it.

16 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Red Badger

They had a video last night honoring Ronald Reagan.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 8:17:24 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: Spartan79

Why would they reference Palin? This election isnt about her. If I recall, she chose not to run.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 8:18:11 AM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Spartan79

I noticed there was no reference in any speech to Tea Party, grass roots or conservative {except for 1 mention by Clint Eastwood]. I am afraid he will do to the conservatives what his father helped do to the Goldwater conservatives, John Birchers and others. George Romney attacked them as being racists nuts and dangerous whackos. Romney will do all he can to undercut any move to the right.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:19 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Spartan79

Why should Sarah Palin have been mentioned? Sarah isn’t, Sarah was.

She said it herself on Fox Business Channel while speaking to Niel Cavuto. She said there was a new vice presidential speech and her chapter is closed. Repeat....her chapter is closed.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Spartan79

I believe the planners of the convention tried to minimize the ammunition they gave to the crazies in the Obama cap and the Obama Media Group.

Why provide your enemy with issues that can be used to muddy your message and detract from your agenda?

No matter how we feel about Sarah, the left has been successful in demonizing her and turning her into a lightning rod.

The convention and campaign to throw Obama out of the White House have priority.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Spartan79

The reason Sarah and the TEA party were not mentioned is that Mitt’s speech was designed for the general populace, not the attendees and he had to reach them, which I believe he did.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 8:21:13 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: brightright
Wrong......


23 posted on 08/31/2012 8:25:04 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Spartan79

I think Sarah is lurking in the weeds and does not want to get too close to a Mitt Romney administration. If Mitt enrages the conservative base like GWB did, she’s setting herself up to lead the revolution.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 8:32:34 AM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Brookhaven
"I like Palin, but we shouldn’t build a cult of personality around her or anyone else."

As a Palin fan, I agree. IMO, conservatives are showing an increased tendency to do just that with candidates. Romney gave a great speech last night, but when I see comments such as "I think he will be our King David", I become very concerned.

25 posted on 08/31/2012 8:36:35 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Spartan79
In Spite of Palin’s best efforts, McCain ran one of the worst Republican campaigns in recent history...why on earth would they want any reminders of that?
26 posted on 08/31/2012 8:48:50 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Spartan79

So what.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 8:49:44 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Spartan79

Palin is a non-person to the GOP.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 9:00:26 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Spartan79
Palin, Fox at odds in contract negotiations?
29 posted on 08/31/2012 9:00:44 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Brookhaven
They didn’t mention Ron Paul either

I guess you missed this then...

Ron Paul tribute video at RNC

30 posted on 08/31/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: greene66
Earlier yesterday, I read that the words “tea party” were never uttered a single time in any speech at the convention.

I only watched last night, but I don't recall any mention of the Constitution, and plenty could and should have been said about the current administration's disregard for that all-important document.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: calico_thompson

100% agree, and she has fired a few shots across the bow of the GOPe ship of state.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:18 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Wonder Warthog

Why would anyone expect there would be anything said about Sarah? Not only was there no reason to be talking about her but Sarah obviously is not interested in stealing Romney’s thunder since she turned down a slot on stage.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 9:19:19 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: brightright

John Birchers (Eisenhower is part of the Communist Conspiracy) were nuts.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob
"Why would anyone expect there would be anything said about Sarah?"

Because McCain was there. If the former Presidential candidate was speaking, there should have been SOME acknowledgement of his running mate.....by him if nobody else. As I said....small morality GOP types.....including McCain.

35 posted on 08/31/2012 9:45:17 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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FYI There was a tribute to Ronald Reagan last night. Just before Newt spoke. Never heard Sarah mentioned during the convention. But I should would rather have heard give the acceptance speech last night than anyone else.

You Teapartiers are just a nuisance to the party bosses.

36 posted on 08/31/2012 10:02:03 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: arrogantsob

I guess you also believe the Tea Party is nothing but race hating, gun happy, fanatics. It must be true because the liberals tell us so.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 10:16:43 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Spartan79

Difficult to make sense of this - where would her name have been worked in to make any sense?


38 posted on 08/31/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: brightright

I am pretty sure Ted Cruz mentioned the tea party and all the Republican victories in the last couple of years...


39 posted on 08/31/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Wonder Warthog
Actually, what this shows is the mental and moral smallness of the GOP establishment. She WAS the GOP vice-presidential candidate, after all. Making mention of her in a convention speech is hardly building a "cult of personality". It also shows that that same GOP establishment is scared to death of her.

I disagree completely. The purpose of the convention is to collect money to elect the candidates, to coordinate face to face among party leaders to help elect the candidates, to run a multi-day infomercial and advertisement to help elect the candidates, and to motivate the base so they will get out there and work . . . to help elect the candidates. Reminding the conservatives any more than necessary that we are not getting our top choice does not help to accomplish the convention's purpose. In 2016, if she throws her hat into the ring, I'd happily volunteer to work for her free and full time. Sarah Palin is my favorite politician since Ronald Reagan, and she could surpass Reagan if she runs in 2016, but this convention was not supposed to be about her. Had the speakers emphasized Sarah, it would have hurt in terms of accomplishing their goals.

What they generally do is to
(1) showcase old timers (former presidents or other figures who are too old to run again. or otherwise excluded, such as Clinton from the Democrats and Clint Eastwood last night),
(2) bring in losers from the primary who have been offered a place in the Administration and agreed to work to elect the candidate (such as Huckabee), and
(3) introduce new, rising stars, such as Obama a couple conventions ago for the Dems and Rubio last night for the GOP.
Sarah does not fit the mold for any of the traditional convention speaking situations. Actually, Sarah never fits the mold, which is why we love her.

40 posted on 08/31/2012 12:15:38 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: brightright

The Tea Party has nothing to do with the John Birch Society.

You probably aren’t old enough to have been around when the JBS was around. If you are and believe Eisenhower was a commie then you are as nuts as it was.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Spartan79

In a 2012 tribute to republican women, the first republican vice-presidential candidate in history, and of the 2008 ticket, and the top endorsement in America, is erased?


42 posted on 08/31/2012 1:12:01 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: Wonder Warthog

Sarah turned down a slot. The decision to not be a presence was hers not the GOP. I don’t want her name coming out of McCain’s mouth, either.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

I was and I did not believe Eisenhower was a commie. I never suggested that they were connected. My point is that the Tea Party will be portrayed as nuts just as any other conservative group has been because people believe anything the liberals tell them to believe. They just have to say it often enough. See how well it works you believe the JBS was nothing but crazy nuts and that Goldwater wanted to carpet bomb the world.


44 posted on 08/31/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by brightright
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To: Republican Wildcat
The first female vice presidential candidate, and the last ticket's veep, in a convention focusing on women and inclusiveness, they couldn't include this historical female figure?

Not A female historical GOP figure, not a Condoleezza Rice, but THE historical, GOP, female figure.

45 posted on 08/31/2012 1:21:05 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: brightright
I don't know where you got confused but I said nothing about Goldwater. He never made crazy accusations or insinuations about any of our presidents. He was a good Senator for Arizona and a loyal patriot not prone to wild remarks.

People don't seem to be buying the Liberals mischaracterization of the Tea Party, either.

46 posted on 08/31/2012 1:32:28 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
when I see comments such as ....

I agree. I have seen so many comments indicating Romney is the second coming of Reagan. Give me a break. Romney is the same Romney we have known for years. If people think just getting Obama out of office will fix things, they are crazy. The GOP did their part in helping our country to get as messed up as it is. Even if we are all over Romney with the help of a House and Senate, we will still be lucky to get substantial chances and the changes will be we get RomneyCare instead of ObamaCare. People better wake up. It is going to be a long, long fight and we DO need Palin on our side.

47 posted on 08/31/2012 1:44:15 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: arrogantsob
"I don’t want her name coming out of McCain’s mouth, either."

Why not, pray tell. She went out of her way to support him in his re-election campaign.

48 posted on 08/31/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Pollster1
"Reminding the conservatives any more than necessary that we are not getting our top choice does not help to accomplish the convention's purpose."

And you think that this set of actions will actually HELP do that?? I can't think of anything more likely to cause conservative checkbooks to snap shut than even appearing to repudiate her. Sorry...not buying your logic.

49 posted on 08/31/2012 1:55:25 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: arrogantsob

I agree with your opinion of Goldwater. Campaigned for him along with JBS members. I also remember the bumper stickers with his picture saying { In your heart you know he is nuts} The Tea Party will be smeared just as other conservative groups have been by both Rep. and Dem. liberals and in a few years they will be discarded as a group of nuts. Sad.


50 posted on 08/31/2012 2:09:50 PM PDT by brightright
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