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Sarah Palin for president? Media debate whether she’ll make a political comeback
Fox News ^ | February 7, 2014 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 02/07/2014 4:19:35 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

We interrupt our continuing coverage of Chris Christie to examine which Republicans have a better shot at the presidency if Christie is damaged goods.

Which is sheer speculation, of course. And that happens to be the media’s specialty.

Bill Kristol stirred up a bit of a fuss yesterday by declaring that there’s no reason Sarah Palin shouldn’t run for president. Kristol, whose Weekly Standard was a major Palin booster in 2008, didn’t predict she would win, but he said she'd have a major impact on the race.

Kristol, a former Fox News contributor, also forecast on “Morning Joe” that two other Fox contributors would run: Mike Huckabee and former U.N ambassador John Bolton. (Both have said they’re looking at the race.)

I have no inside information here, but Palin certainly wouldn’t lack for media attention. Kristol, who worked in the Bush 41 White House, is a well-connected Republican, and if this was a trial balloon, it raises intriguing questions.

On the MSNBC morning show, Chuck Todd pushed back, saying that if Palin ran it would be for “a financial reason, to get back into the spotlight. Get the speaking fees back up.”

This annoyed Kristol, who said that the establishment takes seriously such candidates as Jon Huntsman (who flopped), but dismisses the likes of Palin and Huckabee as people who “just want to make money.” Host Joe Scarborough (also named by Kristol as a 2016 dark horse) said Palin’s populist message could resonate in the GOP primaries but that she hurt herself by resigning as Alaska governor....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; gop; palin; teaparty
Hillary's nightmare.
1 posted on 02/07/2014 4:19:36 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Comeback? really?

How does that term mean anything NOW.

If we can have a demonstrably Anti-American, gratuitously fielded minority , laughably incompetent, inexperienced and malicious poseur occupying the WH... how does the word ‘comeback’ figure in the political language any more?


2 posted on 02/07/2014 4:24:22 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know if Sarah would run for POTUS, but if she does, she has my vote.
Of course my vote won’t mean much against the hoards of dead guys who will vote progressive.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 4:32:17 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fat boi dead man waddling is going nowhere.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 4:42:01 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she runs, every spare dollar I have goes to it.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 4:49:59 AM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I agree 100%.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 4:52:29 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO. Stupid idea.
Forget her, Gingrich, Romney and Trump.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 4:58:00 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: BuffaloJack
Of course my vote won’t mean much against the hoards of dead guys who will vote progressive.

Or the live ones who have allowed themselves to be propagandized into thinking she's just a low-IQ publicity seeker. Sarah won't win in today's America, but she'd have my vote anyway.

8 posted on 02/07/2014 5:00:50 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It hurts to think how much better off as a nation we would be under the leadership of Sarah Palin.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 5:02:12 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: ScottinVA

I agree with you supporting Palin, but strongly disagree that Palin wouldn’t fare well.

She has some pre-race positioning to get herself back into things, but she’s been vetted unlike any other candidate.

I strongly support Palin.

No hesitation at all. As presidential candidate, or as VP. The biggest consideration is who she would be strongest, joining for the next election.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 5:04:05 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally I don’t think she’ll run. Hope she proves me wrong. I still may write her name in if the Republican establishment chooses another RINO for us.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 5:06:16 AM PST by McGruff (Every night has it's dawn.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Which is the larger, more important dis-qualifier.......

Resigning a governorship or losing a Senate race?

Being a seemingly inarticulate Governor with a fantastic record or a senator with the office time measured in weeks?

Being a fat Yankee governor or a minority Rebel Governor?

Or..... being a slim, articulate, solidly conservative governor that runs a large budget surplus and trounced unions and hateful hordes of orange shirted lawbreakers illegally occupying the State Capital?


12 posted on 02/07/2014 5:14:40 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t see Palin running for anything. If she does run, I think she will lose AK as well as many “Republican” states. People are pre-committed to a second Clinton, and I don’t think we can do a thing about it.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 5:29:36 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I doubt she will, but I think she’d have just about as good a chance as anyone else.

Look at last time when guys like Cain, Santorum, and even Bachmann all had their time at the top. I mean, Santorum polled about 1% higher than you for all of 2011.

She has total name ID and would gets tons of free media coverage. She has still has very high favorables and a lot of people like her even if they don’t necessarily think she should run or would be a good candidate. But I think that means there’s a lot of latent support and a reservoir of goodwill.

It would all depend on how she did. If she announced and gave a few good interviews and did well an early debate or two she’d be right there with all the others. If she does a repeat of the Couric interview or pulls a Rick Perry-like debate performance she’d be finished immediately. High risk, high reward.

I’d suggest she has the highest potential ceiling of all the GOP potentials. She also probably has the lowest floor, though.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 5:35:20 AM PST by jeltz25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kristol haaaaates Palin, so this has many grains of salt to be taken with it....


15 posted on 02/07/2014 5:38:51 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jeltz25

She should start with a winnable Senate seat and THEN run 6 years down the road. Promise to not quit.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 5:42:06 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Forgot to mention. Republican WOMEN will be her undoing in a big WH race. Women in general are VERY jealous of her. She’s got it all. Looks, big family, hunky husband-everything women want to answer Freud’s question.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 5:46:31 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

What I said wasn’t an indictment of Palin — I support her without hesitation as well.

My beef is with the electorate that has 1.) Succumbed to the narrative that she’s a quitter and an idiot; and 2.) Moved decidedly leftward in recent years.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 5:47:13 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Theodore R.
I can’t see Palin running for anything. If she does run, I think she will lose AK as well as many “Republican” states. People are pre-committed to a second Clinton, and I don’t think we can do a thing about it.

I agree. And what's frustrating is Americans don't care about her background... they just see her as the one who would more forcefully shove Obama's agenda down our throats.

19 posted on 02/07/2014 5:49:25 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Oh I get that.

Not to worry. I am just maybe stronger in my opinion of Palin’s electability than you are.

Our entire media is in Hillery’s pocket.

The only exception is Fox News and Rush Limbaugh really, but Fox has their own opinion of what is best for the GOP.

So pretty much Palin got to what she has, by her own self, and with the strong help of John McCain in 2008.

Which is why she is so supportive of the goober.

She’s a very strong candidate.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 5:51:17 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The loveable news hacks are just salivating as they await Palin’s announcement that she will run. They have spent millions trying to dig up more dirt to sling at her and are eager to get started. Right now they are keeping their powder dry until the announcement comes.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 5:54:41 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll support her 100% if she is the nominee.....but I do not think she is the best choice.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 5:56:04 AM PST by Notary Sojac (Uzbeks drank my battery fluid!!)
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To: Progov

I agree to a point.

However, remember in 2008 the media tried to search all of Palin’s government email.

It was completely without equal in Media bias. Nobody else before or since, has been subjected to such a huge media sham.

She passed 100%.

Completely clean.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 5:57:49 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think she’ll run. I think she sees herself as the conscious of the GOP and would rather user her bully pulpit to try and influence candidates than get down into the snakepit of electoral politics again. She has to know that if she runs the personal attacks are going to be infinitely worse than they already are, and that her family will take hits as well.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 6:02:15 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: jeltz25

“It would all depend on how she did. If she announced and gave a few good interviews and did well an early debate or two she’d be right there with all the others. If she does a repeat of the Couric interview or pulls a Rick Perry-like debate performance she’d be finished immediately. High risk, high reward.”

Goodness, I hope the GOP has more sense than to run numerous debates like they did in 2012. I think that was one of the worst errors of those primaries. When one candidate would rise in polls, all the others would attack them in the next debate....it was a sad sight.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 7:01:54 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh God, three more years of will she or won’t she. Sarah Palin is not going to run for President. If she was she would already have done it. She’s a multi millionaire and probably trying to enjoy it. Why would she put herself or her family up for the smears and ridicule that would come with running for President?


26 posted on 02/07/2014 7:13:26 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET
She should start with a winnable Senate seat and THEN run 6 years down the road. Promise to not quit.

I half agree. I've long thought that Palin should be in the US Senate. The prestige and power of a senate seat will help the cause quite a bit.

But as for the presidency, I'd rather see her as a kingmaker. Conservatives have a real problem in the presidential primaries. Numerous conservative candidates split the vote, then the mushy GOPe gets the nomination.

Palin could help enormously by endorsing a viable conservative candidate early, then working hard for him/her.

27 posted on 02/07/2014 8:05:01 AM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin for president? Media debate whether she’ll make a political comeback

Works for me, just to see Hillary explode/implode.

28 posted on 02/07/2014 1:57:59 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: DIRTYSECRET
She should start with a winnable Senate seat and THEN run 6 years down the road. Promise to not quit.

I'd settle for her endorsing some of the current TP primary challengers, especially in the South Carolina race.

29 posted on 02/07/2014 2:23:56 PM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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