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Bill Kristol: Sarah Palin can fix political career with 2014 run
The Politico ^ | August 19, 2013 | Hadas Gold

Posted on 08/19/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin could rehabilitate her political career with a 2014 Senate run, Bill Kristol said Sunday.

“I think the way Palin would possibly resurrect herself, if that’s the right word, or rehabilitate herself I guess a better way of putting it, [is] run for Senate in Alaska in 2014,” The Weekly Standard editor said during a Web interview with ABC.

Kristol said the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee would be “pretty interesting” as a freshman senator after beating an incumbent in an election.

“I’m not urging that, I’m just saying if I were her adviser I would say, ‘Take on the incumbent, you have to win a primary, then you have to beat an incumbent Democrat. It’s not easy.’ But if she did that, suddenly if she can imagine that, you know, ‘Sarah Palin, freshman senator, Jan. 15, in Washington having beaten an incumbent,’ that would be pretty interesting,” he said.

Kristol added that Palin’s departure before the end of her term as governor hurt her leadership image....

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1 posted on 08/19/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He wants her to run in 2014 so she would NOT run in 2016..................


2 posted on 08/19/2013 2:40:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He like all the RINOs wants her out of the way in 2016, duh!


3 posted on 08/19/2013 2:43:59 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What makes Kristol think that Palin is interested in a political career?

I think she’s doing much better as an anaylst/entertainer, and making a lot more money. Losing another election would kill her media career.

If I were advising her, I would suggest that she stay out of elective office and instead work on getting good people elected.


4 posted on 08/19/2013 2:48:21 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP want her to run to keep her out of the presidential race. I hope she doesn’t do this. She will have no power in the Senate. The Senate is too corrupt now. It would be an incredible waste.

I believe that if she does a presidential run the GOP will do everything it can to make sure she doesn’t win. If that includes helping the dems to steal the election for Hillary so be it. I think they’d rather have Hillary.


5 posted on 08/19/2013 2:48:29 PM PDT by conservativegranny
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To: conservativegranny

6 posted on 08/19/2013 2:51:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah is presently nobody, as bad or worse than that loser Rick Santorem. Sarah must run for the Senate or just fade away.

SoGOTP


7 posted on 08/19/2013 2:56:12 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Red Badger

Chambliss’s tie-breaker was a perfect example of Sarah Palin’s power. Yes we question him now. But my point remains.


8 posted on 08/19/2013 2:57:37 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She won’t do it. I doubt she’s interested.


9 posted on 08/19/2013 3:04:38 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: bert
Sarah is presently nobody, as bad or worse than that loser Rick Santorem. Sarah must run for the Senate or just fade away.

Like anyone is going to take the advice of a committed GOP-E hack like yourself seriously.
10 posted on 08/19/2013 3:06:43 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The day anyone looks to Bill Kristol for advice should be the day they END their political career.


11 posted on 08/19/2013 3:07:36 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: SoConPubbie

Dream on........ she suckers you over and over and over.

You just keep lining up to kick the football and Lucy like she takes it away.

Without the Senate credential, she has no political service credential and no chance at the primary

She would in fact take votes from a candidate more likely to win


12 posted on 08/19/2013 3:11:44 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wasn’t aware that she NEEDED “rehab”.

If the McCain and the idiots around him had let her VET obozo in 2008, we might not be in this mess!


13 posted on 08/19/2013 3:21:41 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”- Voltaire)
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To: bert
Without the Senate credential, she has no political service credential and no chance at the primary

I guess her career as a city councilwoman, Mayor, Alaskan Energy Regulator, Governor, and being chosen for VP are chopped liver?

She would in fact take votes from a candidate more likely to win

Who? Christie? Jeb Bush?

14 posted on 08/19/2013 3:31:52 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I would suggest that she stay out of elective office and instead work on getting good people elected.

Why do you want her to continue to be a cheerleader when she has exhibited leadership in opposing Obama's agenda for the past 5 years?

15 posted on 08/19/2013 3:33:13 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t see Palin choosing to move to DC unless she could make a huge difference. Whether she can team up with Paul and Cruz in the Senate to wrest control from McCain and Graham, that might not be a bad thing and - you may recall - the current White House occupant was also a senator for an embarrassingly small time period without the experience of governor so I don’t see a win in 2014 preventing her from a run in 2016.

Still, a loss probably kicks her out of political office for good and I’m betting this is what the GOP-e really wants.


16 posted on 08/19/2013 3:33:17 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Howdy to all you government agents spying on me.)
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To: Retired Greyhound
I would suggest that she stay out of elective office and instead work on getting good people elected.

Why do you want her to continue to be a cheerleader when she has exhibited leadership in opposing Obama's agenda for the past 5 years?

17 posted on 08/19/2013 3:33:17 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go, Sarah!!


18 posted on 08/19/2013 3:36:43 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Like anyone is going to take the advice of a committed GOP-E hack like yourself seriously.

I have no idea if he's "GOPe", but he's right. You're all deluding yourselves if you think she can run an effective campaign for president.

For Pete's sake, most Republicans don't even like her. I don't understand it, but it's the case.

19 posted on 08/19/2013 3:45:44 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Like anyone is going to take the advice of a committed GOP-E hack like yourself seriously.

I have no idea if he's "GOPe", but he's right. You're all deluding yourselves if you think she can run an effective campaign for president.

For Pete's sake, most Republicans don't even like her. I don't understand it, but it's the case.

20 posted on 08/19/2013 3:45:55 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynesians take the stand that the best way to sober up is more booze.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

No, perhaps Scott Walker or maybe John Kasich or Jindal (or Rick Perry)

Governors who had the support to bring change, political power.

Sarah has no political power. She only has words, good words, but powerless words


21 posted on 08/19/2013 3:46:07 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, let’s say she runs and wins in 2014. What happens if she pulls an Obama and runs for President in 2016? Are we all going to hear how “she quit after only a 1/3 of her term?” ad infinitum?

Yes, of course we will. and it will be used to destroy her Presidential run.

Screw the Senate, run for President, Sarah!


22 posted on 08/19/2013 3:46:17 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Kristol added that Palin’s departure before the end of her term as governor hurt her leadership image....”

Kristol any anyone else that says that garbage... can KMA.

If Palin runs, I’ll support her all the way.


23 posted on 08/19/2013 3:46:34 PM PDT by Gator113
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To: OrangeHoof

She’s already been a governor, mayor, energy commission chairwoman and city council member, as well as small business owner, high-paid public speaker and media personality (both sportscaster and political analyst). That’s a much more in-depth resume than Mr. Obama sported in 2008.


24 posted on 08/19/2013 3:46:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: bert
No, perhaps Scott Walker or maybe John Kasich or Jindal (or Rick Perry)

Walker and Perry both support amnesty and Kasich supports Medicaid expansion.

Governors who had the support to bring change, political power.

Palin WAS a Governor. She accomplished more in those 2.5 years than most governors do in two terms, until the Obama Alinskyites tried to bankrupt her and she had no choice but to resign.

Sarah has no political power. She only has words, good words, but powerless words

What herb are you smoking? Palin has helped numerous conservatives win office and she's virtually the only Republican who has stood strong against the Obama agenda, even while facing fire from the establishment RINOs.

25 posted on 08/19/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Palin is content to be a television personality/pundit/endorser/speaker, she can just keep doing what she's doing--although, the farther back 2008 is in the rearview mirror, her value in these endeavors will probably diminish over time.

On the other hand, if Palin ever wants to be taken seriously as a presidential contender someday, whether in 2016, 2020, or beyond, then, yes, she would need to win a major elective office again (governor, senator, or VP).

26 posted on 08/19/2013 3:52:21 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (IMO)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

None of which means she has the necessary support.

If she can’t get elected in Alaska, she is worn out old news as a candidate


27 posted on 08/19/2013 3:52:53 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: BfloGuy
You're all deluding yourselves if you think she can run an effective campaign for president.

The beauty of Palin is that she completely grasps how to utilize 21st-century communication while running an old-fashioned, meet-and-greet political campaign. She was mocked for using Twitter and Facebook for example; now everybody is using it and she can get her message out to the people without media filters. Even most Republicans don't have a clue on how to use technology, instead relying on millionaire donors, robocalls, and mailings that the base will ignore.

For Pete's sake, most Republicans don't even like her. I don't understand it, but it's the case.

If most Republicans don't like her, then that's more reasons why she should be supported.

28 posted on 08/19/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: bert
None of which means she has the necessary support.

You're completely delusional.

When Palin had her bus tour of historic American sites 2 summers ago, she drove the media nuts and there were hordes of people waiting for her.

I remember when her first book was released and the wait was literally days. People camping out waiting for her. They won't do that for a Christie or a Jeb Bush.

All Palin has to do is announce, and the grassroots will respond instantly.

29 posted on 08/19/2013 3:58:54 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: SoConPubbie; bert; onyx; Josh Painter; Lakeshark; KC_Lion; Nachum; laplata; Bigtigermike; Kolath; ..
"Sarah is presently nobody, as bad or worse than that loser Rick Santorem. Sarah must run for the Senate or just fade away."

Okay, let's do a thought exercise. Suppose you're a Republican running for congress in Iowa or Florida, just to use two examples. Your opponent, an incumbent Democrat, has a good sized war chest and the backing of the DNC, White House and the Clintons. Who do you ask to come to your aid, Senator Santorum or Governor Palin? Be honest. Who do you think can draw large crowds, numerous donations and local/national press attention? Here endeth the lesson.

30 posted on 08/19/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: SoConPubbie; bert; onyx; Josh Painter; Lakeshark; KC_Lion; Nachum; laplata; Bigtigermike; Kolath; ..
"Sarah is presently nobody, as bad or worse than that loser Rick Santorem. Sarah must run for the Senate or just fade away."

Okay, let's do a thought exercise. Suppose you're a Republican running for congress in Iowa or Florida, just to use two examples. Your opponent, an incumbent Democrat, has a good sized war chest and the backing of the DNC, White House and the Clintons. Who do you ask to come to your aid, Senator Santorum or Governor Palin? Be honest. Who do you think can draw large crowds, numerous donations and local/national press attention? Here endeth the lesson.

31 posted on 08/19/2013 4:03:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

See my tagline. I’ve fund-raised and bundled before. Starting with Nixon.


32 posted on 08/19/2013 4:05:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I look for her to take on McCain in Arizona. You heard it here first.


33 posted on 08/19/2013 4:07:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Yeah, I think she has found her niche. And she likes her position.


34 posted on 08/19/2013 4:09:05 PM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“All Palin has to do is announce, and the grassroots will respond instantly.”

That’s true. Unfortunately the grassroots doesn’t have the numbers to get her elected.
JMHO but she didn’t run in 2012 because she knows she doesn’t have the numbers and if she runs and loses it ends her career as a pundit and political celebrity.

Were she to run and lose, half her support would evaporate overnight and the remainder would slowly fade forcing her into total irrelevance.
Much smarter for her to stay on the path she’s on now. Book deals and TV appearances. She doesn’t have to watch what she says or worry about governing effectively.


35 posted on 08/19/2013 4:23:12 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I think Sarah would make a fine POTUS...if she could get elected, which she probably can’t, especially not in 2016.

I think she should keep doing what she’s doing for a while. She’s not yet 50. I think with some additional seasoning she could become a more viable candidate.

Plus, I see no indication that she wants to be a political candidate again and put her family thru the extra scrutiny that they seem to get. She’s making tons of money and doesn’t have to deal with the MSM’s abuse.


36 posted on 08/19/2013 4:35:53 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s probably right, but I would be worried to see her take any advice from this GOPe elitist.


37 posted on 08/19/2013 4:40:53 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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38 posted on 08/19/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: snarkybob

“All Romney has to do is announce, and the grassroots will respond instantly.”

and boy did they did....you could hear the crickets!!!!!

Without the base you have NOTHING. With the base (and cranking out the turnout) all things are possible.


39 posted on 08/19/2013 4:44:03 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hopefully Father time will take McLame first. Won’t have to wait for 2018


40 posted on 08/19/2013 4:49:00 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol is another blithering Beltway Bubble Boy. Sarah does not need to run. She is far more powerful rallying the base for Tea Party candidates.


41 posted on 08/19/2013 4:50:09 PM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IMO it would interfere with here ability to raise her personal wealth as she does right now.

Don’t know if she would be willing to take the financial hit.
Right now she makes money and still gets her political views on shows and in the news anyway.

I would be she cares less.


42 posted on 08/19/2013 4:52:01 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Kolath

““All Romney has to do is announce, and the grassroots will respond instantly.”
and boy did they did....you could hear the crickets!!!!!
Without the base you have NOTHING. With the base (and cranking out the turnout) all things are possible.”

There were more than a few solid conservatives besides Mitt.

The base couldn’t even unite behind an acceptable candidate in the primary.
The base split it’s primary vote half a dozen ways and Mitt was never in any real danger of being defeated.

In all likelihood the exact same thing will happen in the 2016 primary. Cruz, Palin,
Paul, Walker, and possibly Rubio will split the grassroots vote like a bundle of kindling and Christie or Jeb will get the nomination and then get trounced by Hillary.


43 posted on 08/19/2013 4:52:18 PM PDT by snarkybob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Simple. He wants to divide the Conservative vote to keep Cruz from winning. I have no doubt that Sarah will endorse Cruz. We must unite behind one candidate in the primary or the RINO du Jour will once again get the nomination.


44 posted on 08/19/2013 4:52:27 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: stilloftyhenight

Sorry, did not make it plain that I was referring to a potential 2016 run, not the Senate run.


45 posted on 08/19/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Red Badger

Absolutely! Beware of RINOs endorsing anyone for any office.


46 posted on 08/19/2013 4:57:00 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin could rehabilitate her political career with a 2014 Senate run, Bill Kristol said Sunday.

“I think the way Palin would possibly resurrect herself, if that’s the right word, or rehabilitate herself I guess a better way of putting it, [is] run for Senate in Alaska in 2014,” The Weekly Standard editor said during a Web interview with ABC.

Kristol said the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee would be “pretty interesting” as a freshman senator after beating an incumbent in an election.

“I’m not urging that, I’m just saying if I were her adviser I would say, ‘Take on the incumbent, you have to win a primary, then you have to beat an incumbent Democrat. It’s not easy.’ But if she did that, suddenly if she can imagine that, you know, ‘Sarah Palin, freshman senator, Jan. 15, in Washington having beaten an incumbent,’ that would be pretty interesting,” he said.


47 posted on 08/19/2013 5:10:28 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: bert
Sarah has no political power. She only has words, good words, but powerless words

She has power over you. You can't seem to stop talking about her.

48 posted on 08/19/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we want her in 2016


49 posted on 08/19/2013 5:36:17 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we want her in 2016


50 posted on 08/19/2013 5:36:28 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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