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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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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.”
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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!)
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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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>>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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"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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