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Why Sarah Palin Continues To Lead CHQ Straw Poll
ConservativeHQ ^ | June 20, 2013 | George Rasley

Posted on 06/20/2013 6:37:17 PM PDT by Bratch

Sarah Palin, former Alaska Governor, Tea Party inspiration and FOX News contributor leads our CHQ Republican presidential straw poll, as she has for the past several weeks.

No doubt some will attribute Palin’s lead to her active community of online supporters – and there is no doubt that Governor Palin’s online network gives her an advantage in any net-based vote.

But that, in our opinion, is not why the feisty Alaskan continues to lead in our poll.

Plenty of the other potential Republican presidential candidates have active online communities.

What many of the other candidates lack – even some of the candidates with otherwise impeccable conservative credentials – is Palin’s “tell it like it is” authenticity.

And in our opinion, it is that authenticity that keeps Governor Palin in the lead.

Who else is going to say, “We are so screwed” when Obama announced his new national security team?

And then back it up with facts detailing why Obama’s choices of Susan Rice for national security advisor and Samantha Power for U.N. ambassador were dangerous for America.

Who else among the potential Republican presidential nominees is going to go to the Faith and Freedom Conference to take-on the faithless and freedom eroding Republican establishment by saying, "Don't you dare marginalize us (conservatives)?"

Few of the others would choose to.

And who else would call-out the White House press corps for their ridiculously self-absorbed correspondent’s dinner by tweeting, “The rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #nerdprom.”

No one, that’s who.

Palin is popular with the grassroots in some measure because she defies the pseudo-intellectual conventions of inside-the-Beltway political conversation – or what most people outside-the-Beltway call double talk or B.S.

But attributing her lead in the CHQ straw poll or popularity at the grassroots strictly to her sometimes colorful speeches is much too shallow an analysis to explain Palin’s enduring popularity.

Establishment Republican Party leaders and their sometime abettors in the establishment media would like to forget that the Tea Party rebellion of 2009 and 2010 was presaged by the outpouring of grassroots support for Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential campaign.

The Tea Party rebellion was as much a rebellion against the entrenched GOP leadership as it was a rebellion against Barack Obama and his liberal agenda.

Tea Partiers and grassroots conservatives frustrated by the slow pace of change in the establishment GOP or its tendency to equate change with lurching to the left see in Palin one who articulates our own frustration with big government Republicanism and the abandonment of the Republican Party’s support for traditional marriage and other elements of the traditional values agenda. And we vote for Sarah Palin because she’s one of us.


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Democrats cater to their base.

Republicans alienate theirs.

And then wonder why they lose elections.

1 posted on 06/20/2013 6:37:17 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Well not to take issue with your point but,

In the particulars of this article, Sarah did take herself out of the last race.

I believe, for one race. Some believe it was permanent.

We shall see. :)

PS: I’m (totally!) for Sarah’s candidacy, if she runs.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 6:39:33 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I’m not sure why she took herself out to begin with. There was no reason not to run, as it would have been an easy win. I hope she does not make this same mistake again, because otherwise we’re going to be picking between Christie, The Second Coming of Paul, and Amnesty Pimp Rubio.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

She is either the smartest or the dumbest politician. Because those who believe she is the dumbest are themselves certified idiots she must be the smartest. Who else could alienate the very people most needful of alienation?


4 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:50 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Bratch
Here are 200 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.
5 posted on 06/20/2013 6:48:21 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
As I remember I couldn't really understand her reasoning for leaving the campaign. I always thought she had good things to say but I don't think she elucidated the issues well enough,\.

I also don't think the country was ready for a woman president. I had HORROR visions of Hitlary Clintbutt being president.

Do you remember why Oprah Winfrey took Hitlary for a plane ride? So someone would have a bigger butt than hers. :o)
FR had a WONDERFUL moving graphic of Hitlary's wiggling butt. Hahaha, I LOVED it and laughed a lot!

6 posted on 06/20/2013 6:50:24 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I believe that Perry stepped on her planned entry, and I can’t help but wonder if there is a back story to his big, splashy, but short lived theatrics that served Romney so well, I’m suspicious that earning favor with the GOPe was the reason for Perry’s publicity burst, it sure had the effect of closing off the timing and effectiveness of Palin running to rescue the nation from Romney.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 6:52:34 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

IMO, she wanted to enter the race.

I think “something” happened after her September speech in Iowa that caused her to change her mind. Whether family or Republican Party pressure or some outside influence, I don’t know. But I’m nearly positive that the GOPe is working behind the scenes to insure she doesn’t run in 2016.

We’ll see.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 6:54:29 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: ansel12

I wondered the same thing about Michelle Bachmann.

Some type of deal was brokered in 2010 when she challenged the GOP leadership. Was financial backing for her primary campaign part of the deal?


9 posted on 06/20/2013 6:58:16 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Sarah Palin has my support and if she runs, she will have my vote.


10 posted on 06/20/2013 7:02:04 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Bratch

Sarah and Cruz please run


11 posted on 06/20/2013 7:07:22 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Bratch

family is the reason why she did not run I think and after what her family has been through then who could blame her


12 posted on 06/20/2013 7:08:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Bratch

I can’t figure out where to separate her personal ego from her ambitious ties to the GOPe when it comes to reading Bachmann, she seems determined to play above her game although she is clearly not made for the big time, when she could have been just a good conservative voting, effective congresswoman.

Two unfortunate curses diluting Palin, have been the two females who have capitalized on their similarities to Governor and vice presidential candidate Palin, her shadowers, Tina Fey, and Michelle Bachmann.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 7:09:15 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: Bratch

I truly believe that Palin was going to run until some powerful force worked their agenda to get Rick Perry to step in.

She even said she was surprised that Perry got in after she said that he gave his word that he was not going to. She knew then too many conservatives would be divided; not united. I hope she does run.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 7:12:34 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Bratch

I don’t know if this is a good poll to make a decision upon. To put this poll into perspective, we should look atbconsrvativehq.com.

The web tracking site Alexis ranks conservativehq.com at 138,894 on the web.

Free Repulic, on the other hand is ranked at 1,571.

This poll is simply a very small sample of respondents from a conservative website that is only one percent of the size of Free Republic.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 7:18:45 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Bratch; Jim Robinson; onyx
The Tea Party rebellion was as much a rebellion against the entrenched GOP leadership as it was a rebellion against Barack Obama and his liberal agenda.
Sarah Palin to the Republican establishment:
"Don't you dare marginalize us (conservatives)"
You go girl!
16 posted on 06/20/2013 7:28:25 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Bratch

that’s one of the few reasons I’m looking forward to the book by those Game Change guys about the 2012 election. If anyone is able to ferret out what really happened in Sep/Oct 2011, it may be those guys.

I too think she was going to run. A lot of the stuff she did in 2010/2011 doean’t really make any sense if she wasn’t planning on running.

Something clearly happened in Sep of 2011. I don’t know if it was family or health related, or something more nefarious.

Of course we’ll never know how a run would have turned out. I think she’d have either won comfortably or totally flamed out like Perry did. Either she’d have done well in debates and on the trail and won IA, SC and then FL and the nomination. Or she’d have crashed and burned like Perry did with some bad debate answer or tv interview.

If she had gotten the nomination we’ll never know either, and Obama probably still would have won, but I think if she had the right advisors and ran the right campaign(going after Obama on crony capitalism and hisl ack of action against Wall St and calling for an immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan) taht she’d have won a close election.

In any event, I think she’d at least have had a chance to win. Romney never did. Romney had a much better chance of losing by a tighter margin than she did(she could easily have gotten blown out Mondale/Goldwater style), but she also had a chance of actually winning.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 7:31:44 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Palin leads because she has not had to vote on anything.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 7:44:30 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Bzzt.

Wrong. Try again. :D


19 posted on 06/20/2013 7:45:17 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: manc

“Sarah and Cruz please run”

Yeah. I’ve seen the light. No more mamby pamby candidates even if they are nice guys/gals. If Cruz can help stop the immigration bill in the senate he has my vote and support. Sarah is battle tested and ready too.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:04 PM PDT by willk
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To: manc

“Sarah and Cruz please run”

Yeah. I’ve seen the light. No more mamby pamby candidates even if they are nice guys/gals. If Cruz can help stop the immigration bill in the senate he has my vote and support. Sarah is battle tested and ready too.


21 posted on 06/20/2013 7:56:48 PM PDT by willk
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Palin would’ve had an easy win in 2012? In what universe would that be? I love Sarah as much as anyone, but... winning vs. Obama?


22 posted on 06/20/2013 8:03:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Bratch

Sarah has always been a fav. But she badly needs a voice coach.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 8:07:06 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: upchuck

I agree Sarah has always been fav.

It has taken me a while to realize, she actually could have lost last time around, just like Romney did.

Fact is, Obama has a propaganda department which used to be America’s free press.

They are no longer free, they are overwhelmingly on one side of every issue (the Democrats), but they are particularly stuck there - with regard to everything Obama.

I half suspect what Palin may have decided was two-fold: One she gets four full, rich years with her family as a mom.

Then she runs in 2016.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 8:13:45 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: willk

I am with you guys.

LLS


25 posted on 06/20/2013 8:19:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: ScottinVA

“Palin would’ve had an easy win in 2012? In what universe would that be? I love Sarah as much as anyone, but... winning vs. Obama?”


You must be joking. The only reason why Mittens lost was because he is also Obama, just a white version with a stronger chin, who also believes he won’t become a God until after death, whereas Obama thinks it’s already happened.


26 posted on 06/20/2013 8:20:26 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: staytrue

staytrue ~ :” Palin leads because she has not had to vote on anything.”

Not true !
Palin is a leader who , despite being mocked by the fifth column (press/ at White Hut insistance), has stayed true to core values
and is a great stratigist .
She has chosen and picked primary winners who resound with the electorate ; she is a guerilla warrior princess, and the Demotrurds know it !
That is why the fifth estate craps on her . Frequently !
By running for office , she exposes herself and her family to ridicule and needless publicity .
However , she has something that is missing in the White Hut right now ,... Character, leadership , and a moral compass .
She has singlehandedly drawn the ire of the Librturd media who would attempt to destroy her and her family.
She has the tenacity to remain focused on the ills and problems of the country , without claiming recognition or self-congradulations.
The state of the country is her reward , and she is NOT an empty suit , nor an empty chair ; she is leadership which this country needs !
And she accepts responsibility for her actions ~ much better than to “ Blame Bush “ for 5 years like the leaderless adminsitration !

“Not vote on anything “~ then why is it that Alaskans get tax rebates every year ,
while the rest of us struggle to meet out tax obligations ?
She made that happen !
Get your head our of your butt ,.. and get real !!


27 posted on 06/20/2013 8:21:23 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: manc

Dittos to that!!! (I was for West for Sarah’s VP until I found out he supported and voted for that Nazi Germany style NDAA. No true conservative could/can/would ever go for that crappola). Cruz would be a perfect VP pick for Sarah in my opinion.


28 posted on 06/20/2013 8:27:19 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: staytrue

Palin is the “real thing “ !! She is the real deal !!
She definitely isn’t a RHINO
and that is what the established elite Repubs want .. a Libturd in Republicrat clothing.

Do you want to see what a Libturd in Republicrat clothing looks like ?
See John McClain, see John Boehner, etc., ..
All these Johns are lookin for someone to ‘pimp’ !!


29 posted on 06/20/2013 8:34:20 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bratch
IMO, she wanted to enter the race.

I think “something” happened after her September speech in Iowa that caused her to change her mind. Whether family or Republican Party pressure or some outside influence, I don’t know.

That is exactly my thoughts. I remember that speech. I believe it was Indianola??

Sarah was on fire. One could tell she was laying out a plan to restore our Republic.

I wish we did know what happened to change her mind..

30 posted on 06/20/2013 8:44:55 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

..............she took herself because in her heart she is so smart that she KNEW that she could not beat the Obama machine AND the Marxist pigs and she wanted to live (politically) to run again another day. Because she is so young and beautiful, she can do this!

Had she run and lost, all of us who support her unconditionally would then have had to write her off forever! I personally am glad she is still viable and there is a chance she could run and win!


31 posted on 06/20/2013 8:51:41 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: staytrue

Palin leads because she has never done anything else, her entire 20 year political career has been as the leader, the conqueror, the dominant person, the force and reformer.

Remember that she earned her reputation as a bold and reformist Governor taking on both parties, and we all saw as she became the dominant personality of 2008 and created the first time spectacle of a party’s presidential candidate, running against the other party’s vice-presidential candidate and being knocked around by her and rattled and off message, and her leadership was the origins of a national rebellion and emboldening of conservatism in America.


32 posted on 06/20/2013 9:03:17 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

To accomplish something in the US nationally, you need 218 in the house and 51 in the senate and the president to agree with you.

Chances are there are some who agree with most of what you want to pass but not all of it.

So to get their votes, your bill may not be exactly what you want.

So you get to vote no and not pass a bill that is 70% of what you want or you get to vote yes and get a bill that is 30% of what you don’t want.

Palin has never done that so she looks “pure”. In fact, she is a do nothing when compared to Ryan, Bohner, etc.


33 posted on 06/20/2013 9:31:22 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: ansel12

“Palin leads because she has never done anything else”

Sorry but Palin is a quitter. She quit as governor and she quit as a potential candidate.


34 posted on 06/20/2013 9:32:39 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Palin quit after the presidential campaign, when she began being bombarded with legal challenges which (she) was forced to pay.

Alaska is unique in that way. Every democrat in the state and elsewhere, directed their attention at destroying her.

They did not. Now she leads, for the next presidency.

Who do you support please?

You obviously have an agenda on this thread, and it is to attack Sarah Palin.

You will not do so, without challenge.


35 posted on 06/20/2013 9:36:19 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: staytrue

OOOOOOhhhhhh, scary.

Boy, that is some hard hitting stuff there, wait till the American conservative movement learns that about their leader.


36 posted on 06/20/2013 9:46:28 PM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: staytrue
Sorry but Palin is a quitter. She quit as governor and she quit as a potential candidate.

Good grief, your sentence came right from the Axelrod playbook.

Here is what Breitbart said just before he died: "Those in the GOP who did not try to defend her were eunuchs. Those from the right who took their part in the savaging are nothing but animals with no soul"

Congrats, you earned it.

37 posted on 06/20/2013 9:46:57 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: staytrue

How in the hell do you “quit” as a potential Presidential candidate? Since she hasn’t announced, that’s what we call “deciding not to run.”

As for why she stepped down as Governor of Alaska, does not really have to be explained to you why she made the decision to no longer subject herself and her family to the mounting personal legal costs of defending against dozens of false, frivolous “ethics complaints?”


38 posted on 06/21/2013 1:54:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

*had not
*does it


39 posted on 06/21/2013 1:56:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Sorry to burst that bubble, but - to no fault of her own - Americans decided she was damaged goods after 2008.

She’d have the votes of most of the conservative base, but please.. how many dems and mods would she have won over?


40 posted on 06/21/2013 2:01:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

“She’d have the votes of most of the conservative base, but please.. how many dems and mods would she have won over?”


So how many Dems and Mods did Robama win against Obama?


41 posted on 06/21/2013 3:01:29 AM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: staytrue
She quit as governor and she quit as a potential candidate.

She decided not to run. Which was completely her Right.

While many of us hoped she would run, she never declared candidacy.

As far as a "potential candidate" goes, anyone who was Constitutionally qualified was a "potential candidate".

42 posted on 06/21/2013 3:08:17 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: ScottinVA
Sorry to burst that bubble, but - to no fault of her own - Americans decided she was damaged goods after 2008.
Curious.

How can Governor Palin be considered "damaged goods" (I see that phrase used to describe her a LOT) and yet Hillary Clinton, who is directly culpable for the death of a United States ambassador, is being touted as the most qualified candidate for President of our generation?

Folks certainly have a unique way of evaluating their politicians.

43 posted on 06/21/2013 3:19:46 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Democrats cater to their base. Republicans alienate theirs. And then wonder why they lose elections.

Democrat voters also rally round their candidate no matter what. Republican voters fragment into different key issue blocs and thereby ensure none of the candidates, (good, bad, or indifferent) get enough support.

44 posted on 06/21/2013 4:12:34 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

You’ve pretty much made my point.. If Romney couldn’t win them over, what gives you the idea that Palin would’ve had better success?


45 posted on 06/21/2013 4:56:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Bratch

Because more people in this country are willing to look the other way when democrats fail morally and professionally. Remember what happened when Bubba was impeached after Monicagate? His approval ratings took off like a rock.

Like it or not - and it’s unfair as hell - Repubs don’t get a break from the “media” or the electorate like dems do. And Americans respond to the “media’s” cues.


46 posted on 06/21/2013 5:01:10 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA; Greetings_Puny_Humans
If Romney couldn’t win them over, what gives you the idea that Palin would’ve had better success?

Because Palin is an effective politician and a leader who wins people over when they see her, that is how she could be such a unifying force as a Governor and during her 20 year political career, give her an 800 million dollar presidential campaign and she wins.

Mitt Romney has always been a loser, people don't like him, don't trust him and he never wins elections, his twenty years and investment of more than 50 million dollars of his own money has produced a single election victory, for an office that he left with 34% approval and rejection for reelection, he followed that up by losing to Huckabee and McCain who had no money or people, and then losing to Jimmy Carter the second.

47 posted on 06/21/2013 7:50:14 AM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarians, Gays = in all marriage, child custody, adoption, immigration or military service laws.)
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To: ansel12
Because Palin is an effective politician and a leader who wins people over when they see her

A decade ago, I would've agreed, but with a taker class exceeding 50%, even Palin's formidable charming skills won't be enough. Like I've said before, she'll fire up the conservative base, but with a D+6 we don't have the numbers anymore.

But I appreciate your optimism...

48 posted on 06/21/2013 8:10:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

*a D+6 electorate


49 posted on 06/21/2013 8:11:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

Damned auto-correct....

*took off like a rocket.


50 posted on 06/21/2013 8:12:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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