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2016 Elections: Is Palin the GOPís Answer to Hillary Clinton?
The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | April 2, 2014 | Anthea Mitchell

Posted on 04/02/2014 5:16:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Will Sarah Palin run against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election? No, it’s safe to say that she likely won’t. Though, as she said herself when asked, “never say never.” She followed the statement up by adding, “I don’t have a team of people, you know, getting out there doing these poll-tested whatever they do to let you know if you should run or not. I don’t have any of that kind of organization going,” according to The Examiner. While her candidacy would certainly be welcomed by some within the GOP, especially further to the right – including the Tea Party — that doesn’t supersede the odds.

That hasn’t stopped back and forth discussion on whether or not she should run, on whether or not the idea has merit. When it comes down to it, Palin’s resurgence has to do with a number of things. She’s being suggested as a solution to the GOP’s failure to compete with Democratic candidates, and failure to reach potential voters by alienating possible swing votes with overemphasis on certain issues, and underemphasis on others. She’s female and has played a prominent role in past presidential elections, running as Vice President to John McCain, so when Republicans scramble for a woman’s voice in their party that could compete with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her name is near the surface.

Of course, that doesn’t make her the only woman in the Republican party being considered for a roll in 2016. Kelly Ayotte’s name has been batted around quite a bit for the Vice Presidency, though on who’s ticket is still uncertain. “Ayotte could turn the ‘war on women’ narrative into a punch line,” said Steve Schmidt, manager of John McCain’s 2008 bid....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; ayotte; democrats; gop; hillary; palin; sarahpalin; steveschmidt
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1 posted on 04/02/2014 5:16:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unmarried pro-abortion pro-amnesty Condi Rice is the answer.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 5:18:35 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I politely disagree.


3 posted on 04/02/2014 5:20:01 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Palin runs -- short answer: Yes.

Long answer: Affirmative.

4 posted on 04/02/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What is the question?


5 posted on 04/02/2014 5:21:49 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she runs, I really doubt that “poll tested” will be a factor


6 posted on 04/02/2014 5:23:28 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin has a verifiable history of being pro-life, pro-gun, and has reduced the size of government. She meets my tests of who I can vote for.

/johnny

7 posted on 04/02/2014 5:23:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bigbob

People and money will come out of the woodwork.


8 posted on 04/02/2014 5:24:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin will win in a landslide because all liberals’ heads will explode and the headless zombies will simply cease to exist.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 5:25:11 PM PDT by sagar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’d win.

In a landslide.


10 posted on 04/02/2014 5:25:38 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

No RINO’s, thank you.


11 posted on 04/02/2014 5:27:00 PM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only if the GOP wants to beat Walter Mondales record.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 5:28:26 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Look at my tagline. Do you see the words “Bush” or “Christie” there?


13 posted on 04/02/2014 5:30:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: sagar

“Palin will win in a landslide because all liberals’ heads will explode and the headless zombies will simply cease to exist.”
_______________________________________________________
As much as I love that idea, I fear that we would see a repeat of Goldwater/Johnson.
The Marxist Stream Media would be trashing and making fun of her her 24/7.


14 posted on 04/02/2014 5:35:42 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
Unmarried pro-abortion pro-amnesty Condi Rice is the answer.

   Rice / Snowe 2016!!
Or McCain* / Romney 2016!!
* (This has the bonus that McCain will probably not make it through the entire term, thus allowing us to get two Republican Presidents in a single term!)
[/sarc]

15 posted on 04/02/2014 5:36:41 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: sagar

>>Palin will win in a landslide because all liberals’ heads will explode and the headless zombies will simply cease to exist.<<

After they die, liberals vote TWICE in each election.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 5:37:41 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"People and money will come out of the woodwork." "She’d win. In a landslide."

The look on Smucky Chumer, Di-Fi, Boxer, Lindsey Gramnasty, Un Poco Loco Dicko Durbin, and so many others faces would be worth it's weight in Gold...

Carl Rove would be deeply saddened...

17 posted on 04/02/2014 5:41:07 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: AlexW

With lots of help from our resident PDSers.

If people could twist themselves in knots and vote Romney despite a media assault, they can damn well vote for an actual conservative like Palin despite a media assault.

Unless they aren’t conservative to begin with.

The media will trash anyone running against a Dem. Nothing new and it’s an old excuse we really ought to stop turning into self fulfilling prophecy every couple years.


18 posted on 04/02/2014 5:42:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (I)
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To: taildragger

REPUBLICAN WOMEN would put Hillary over the top.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 5:43:26 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I didn’t know that was the question.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 5:43:33 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin, I believe, is the answer to what ails this country, she is staunchly anti DC government cronyism/corruption. She can't/won't be bought and would reintroduce respect and integrity to the WH.
21 posted on 04/02/2014 5:43:37 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is Palin the GOP’s Answer to Hillary Clinton?

If they want to lose the election. That is beside the point though. She is not interested in running.

22 posted on 04/02/2014 5:46:49 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: OneWingedShark

You can’t be serious. McCain?!


23 posted on 04/02/2014 5:47:47 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: AlexW

They’ve been “trashing and making fun of her” since August 29, 2008. She’s bigger now than she was then. If Milt, Hillary or Barry were ever to come under 10% of the fire she has endured they’d be cowering in a corner.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 5:48:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

If she runs and gets the nomination her campaign fund will be $2500 richer on my part. Here’s what she should do: On election eve (2014) she should announce that if the Republicans win big(53 to 54 senate seats) she will then run. Any nose-to-nose winner will owe their victory to her to her.


25 posted on 04/02/2014 5:51:26 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

My ass, said Republican women in unison.


26 posted on 04/02/2014 5:54:22 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I want a conservative—especially a social conservative. Palin is on my short list, as are Ted Cruz, Mike Pence, and Rick Santorum. Don’t expect me to vote for an (ahem) moderate. Ain’t gonna happen. And don’t expect me to campaign for a squishy conservative. Give me someone that I can not only vote for but enthusiastically campaign for.


27 posted on 04/02/2014 5:56:49 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Maybe that's, the most important question.
"Is why should we pander to "that" group or "this" one.
Think about it, Isn't that's what got us here in the first place?
The American Electorate doesn't know, what we stand for
..or against..
we've been led to dilute our principals by the
Wash. Estab. pols. to reach new voters, there's been too
much confusion/mis-information about what we stand for...

28 posted on 04/02/2014 6:02:14 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
LOL
You must have missed the [/sarc], and the rather snarky comment tangentially/obliquely referencing (a) his age, and (b) the people here who seem to think that any Republican president would be good.

But in any case, no… not serious at all.

29 posted on 04/02/2014 6:13:21 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
as Sarah Palin as a Presidential Candidate, l'd vote for her
instantly..same with Cruz..both on same (dream) ticket.
both are old-fashioned/"swell" Conservatives.

no squishy N.E.B.B. RINOs/, need apply.

30 posted on 04/02/2014 6:16:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

could you make that bottom line smaller cause while I cannot see it...I’m Purdy sure I can smell it

TIA


31 posted on 04/02/2014 6:18:02 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Ayotte could turn the ‘war on women’ narrative into a punch line,” said Steve Schmidt, manager of John McCain’s 2008 bid....

Is this the same Steve Schmidt who undercut Sarah Palin every chance he got, during that campaign?

32 posted on 04/02/2014 6:28:33 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

Yes, it’s the same POS loser, who looks like Karl Rove’s mentally-challenged baby brother.


33 posted on 04/02/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love it when the Commies make fun of her. The classic is when they laugh at her “I can see Russia”. Very few know that Russia and Alaska are separated by less then 3 miles.
(Big Diomede Island, Russia and Little Diomede Island, Alaska.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 6:42:20 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: bigheadfred

Me too. I suspect I’m like thousands of others. When and if Sarah ever says, “Let’s roll,” I’m off the porch.


35 posted on 04/02/2014 6:47:13 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Check my tagline.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 6:48:34 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: sagar

Palin would lose and lose big time....you see what the media can do in making Obambi out to be something he is not and the zombies still love him. The corrupt media now shapes and owns the image portrayed and the ignorant public laps it up. It is no mystery the media has a slobbering love affair for Hitlary and a larger than life disdain for Palin. You think it was bad for her as veep running mate? It would be relentless running for president. I love her but with this media she doesnt stand a chance


37 posted on 04/02/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: AlexW

at this point, what have you got to lose?


38 posted on 04/02/2014 6:49:47 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

39 posted on 04/02/2014 6:50:00 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Palin’s first line at her inauguration: I guess the “war on women” is over.


40 posted on 04/02/2014 6:51:50 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Cruz runs, Sarah Palin will be all in for Ted.


41 posted on 04/02/2014 6:52:36 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: OneWingedShark

My mistake. I did miss the sarc tag but I should have figured.


42 posted on 04/02/2014 6:52:52 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: bigheadfred

Condi gives you a two fer. She is black and a woman.

Plus she likes football and nascar.

The negative on her is that she is a self made prodigy.

That would be a plus in the old USA, but somehow in the new USA it is bad. It is good to be successful now only if you can give credit to society as a whole for your success.

That way, society feels good about you and itself. An individual who does well despite society is a threat to society and makes society fell bad.

In terms of the new movie Divergent, Condi Rice and Mitt Romney are divergent and the rest of society feels bad that they exist.


43 posted on 04/02/2014 7:01:46 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

bttt


44 posted on 04/02/2014 7:05:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: staytrue

Her silver spoon, no matter how you think she got there, doesn’t qualify her for the gold. IMO.


45 posted on 04/02/2014 7:09:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Not a problem, we all get in a rush and/or misread things.


46 posted on 04/02/2014 7:10:12 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jarhead9297; sagar

There were only three networks plus PBS in 1980. The conservative Internet didn’t exist. But somehow a conservative beat a sitting president. Hillary is not an incumbent.


47 posted on 04/02/2014 7:11:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: bigheadfred; ObamahatesPACoal
>> Unmarried pro-abortion pro-amnesty Condi Rice is the answer.
>
> I politely disagree.

If I may, I think ObamahatesPACoal's comment was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the GOP's growing tendency to push people who are indistinguishable from their Democrat counterpart.
(e.g. Obama and Romney).

48 posted on 04/02/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SuziQ

Yes, together with Nicole Wallace, who later claimed they had a scheme to keep Gov. Palin from being sworn in as vice president if they had won. Really.


49 posted on 04/02/2014 7:15:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: staytrue

There won’t be another black president in our lifetimes. Write that down.


50 posted on 04/02/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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