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Could a Palin presidential bid rewrite the campaign rulebook?
CBS News' Political Hotsheet ^ | August 23, 2011 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 08/23/2011 8:29:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Conventional wisdom dictates that Sarah Palin is not running for president: it's too late; the field is too crowded, and many think she is more interested in making money than running for office.

On top of that, the onetime vice presidential candidate has failed to build substantial campaign apparatus in crucial early primary states. She has seemingly declined to aggressively court big-name, big-dollar Republican donors, and she has watched as countless top GOP operatives join her possible competitors' campaigns.

Palin, many believe, has handicapped her own prospects for 2012 and decided to sit it out.

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"Her campaign, if it is a campaign, just truly baffles me," says Republican strategist Eric Woolson, who managed former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's Iowa campaign in 2008 and worked on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's 2012 bid until his recent withdrawal from the race. "She's not doing interviews; she really doesn't have the infrastructure around her that she would have typically set up by this point of the game... All of us would say, gosh, she should have had that infrastructure in place two years ago."(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; iowa; notrunning; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin
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They crack me up!
1 posted on 08/23/2011 8:29:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not doing interviews?

What does he think happened at the Fair in Iowa. Talk about being out of touch.

2 posted on 08/23/2011 8:35:00 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope so.

I have a large coffee, with plenty of loot in it, set aside for her.


3 posted on 08/23/2011 8:36:08 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let’s...find...out.


4 posted on 08/23/2011 8:36:08 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“she really doesn’t have the infrastructure around her’

Not true, the MSM is ready to go!


5 posted on 08/23/2011 8:36:44 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What they have yet to figure out is that Sarah is CHANGING the game!


6 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:04 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin is not playing by their rules. So they have their panties all in a wad.

Boo freakin’ hoo.


7 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CBS is running so damn scared she will run. Go Sarah!!!!!


8 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:16 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Communist Broadcasting System — rewriting reality before it does not happen....


9 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:32 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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The Dinosaur Media still thinks it creates the RULES.
10 posted on 08/23/2011 8:37:45 AM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is all about common sense, which puts her far-far ahead of establishment politicians.


11 posted on 08/23/2011 8:38:48 AM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whisteling past the graveyard........


12 posted on 08/23/2011 8:42:57 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ditto.


13 posted on 08/23/2011 8:42:59 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When she does announce it will require all of our attention to contributions, door knocking and phones to make it happen! People will HAVE to “give ‘til it hurts”!


14 posted on 08/23/2011 8:43:19 AM PDT by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re scared of her because with a real conservative at the top of the ticket, especially one that the Tea Party people will walk over glass to vote for, there could be an electoral sweep the likes of which they haven’t seen before.

They know people will not vote for Obama again, and like 1980, they’ll vote for whoever is opposing him. So they’re attempting (as always) to get the most democratic republican to win the nomination.

If Palin runs and starts winning caucuses and primaries, and then the nomination and starts building a groudswell despite everything they’ve thrown at her, they are done.

And by they, I mean the establishment of both parties and the media.


15 posted on 08/23/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On top of that, the onetime vice presidential candidate has failed to build substantial campaign apparatus in crucial early primary states. She has seemingly declined to aggressively court big-name, big-dollar Republican donors, and she has watched as countless top GOP operatives join her possible competitors' campaigns.

Here is what I see too. How does she mount a serious campaign without the basics? There are certain things that are unavoidable in a nationwide run. Money and organization are the main ones.

Reagan rolled in late in '80, which is what everyone points to for Palin, but he had built up a solid machine during the '68 and '76 run. He had men in his staff that were old pros at big campaigns. He had the big money people ready to write checks. Palin has none of this.

16 posted on 08/23/2011 8:45:36 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IMO she is campaigning for vice president.


17 posted on 08/23/2011 8:47:51 AM PDT by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Her very first speech (accepting the VP place on the republican ticket) energized the public to have hope, seeing a real person, unafraid, not corrupted, not beholden to Washington for anything or anyone, a rare opportunity indeed, for the America voter to have a sincere, common sense person to vote for in a major election. Sarah is the real thing.

It is my belief Sarah will run this election and I pray Sarah will win. The candidate running with Sarah is important. Perhaps Rick Perry for VP, or Mitt Romney. Stranger things than this could happen!

18 posted on 08/23/2011 8:49:34 AM PDT by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Conventional wisdom dictates that Sarah Palin is not running for president: it's too late; the field is too crowded, and many think she is more interested in making money than running for office. On top of that, the onetime vice presidential candidate has failed to build substantial campaign apparatus in crucial early primary states.

It is never too late to run a "phony campaign" (no expensive campaign manager, no expensive staff, no expensive advertising, no infrastructure) if your only goal is to hype your celebrity status to enhance future book sales, speaking fees and generate future Reality TV contracts.

Donald Trump engaged in such a "phony undeclared campaign" a couple of months ago and Newt Gingrich is running such a "phony declared campaign" right now.

September 3 is being hyped as the latest "Sarah Declaration Day". Since a declaration will mean a loss of the lucrative FOX News contract. my gut feeling is that Palin will remain in Donald Trump "phony undeclared campaign" mode rather than switch over to the Newt Gingrich "phony declared campaign" mode.

The question is how long The Big Tease Game can be sustained until even her more loyal followers realize that they are being toyed with.

19 posted on 08/23/2011 8:49:55 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Palin would undoubtedly be paving new ground in the realm of fundraising - and she would have to all but forgo the support of the Republican establishment."

Yeah, well that might be the case at FIRST, but if they want donations to the PARTY, the party probably shouldn't be seen as dissing Sarah in any way. Already conservatives are loathe to send money to the GOP, and any perceived slight of the conservative candidates will dry that up even more. Besides, I think she would generate the kind of excitement that results in millions from the 'grass roots'.

20 posted on 08/23/2011 8:53:41 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Lazlo in PA
Money and organization are the main ones.

You are right, but what has changed? She can organize for free. She can put up organizational plans, organize precinct captains, direct call centers, and mailings online for free. She can have a small cadre of trusted supporters with her in the same room, and they can delegate from their laptops to people on the ground.

She doesn't need hundreds of local offices (saving tons of campaign money), she doesn't need mass printings (each area can tailor make mailings and send them locally, again saving money), and she sure doesn't need the media buys that other candidates will need for name recognition boosts, she can focus on media buys in areas that will bring in fence sitters.

She posts on Facebook that she needs $3 million for a media buy in South Carolina, and she will have $5 million in 24 hours. She tweets that she need 500 people to walk the streets of Manchester, New Hampshire, and she will have 1000 volunteers in hours.

She understands the power of social networking and it will save her tons of money and energy that others will devote to things that are no longer needed.

21 posted on 08/23/2011 8:54:41 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Jake Trapper: Can I ask you a substantive question? *smirks smugly*
Gov. Palin: Sure. But I gotta go talk to a heifer first.


22 posted on 08/23/2011 8:57:20 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, refudiate!)
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To: Polybius

I was wondering how long it’d take for your crowd to get here. Gettin’ slow!


23 posted on 08/23/2011 8:57:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Judging from previous activity today, the boss is quickly losing patience with the disruptors...

Poly may soon be on the clock.

24 posted on 08/23/2011 9:01:06 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Lazlo in PA
Here is what I see too. How does she mount a serious campaign without the basics? There are certain things that are unavoidable in a nationwide run. Money and organization are the main ones.

In case you missed the story yesterday, she already has the organization sewed up in Iowa according to campaign staffers from other campaigns, in fact, they stated they had never seen anything like it before, a completely volunteer organization in place even before the candidate announces.
25 posted on 08/23/2011 9:01:37 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: jdub

Why in the world would she accept a nomination she has already attained?


26 posted on 08/23/2011 9:01:53 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
She can organize for free. She can put up organizational plans, organize precinct captains, direct call centers, and mailings online for free. She can have a small cadre of trusted supporters with her in the same room, and they can delegate from their laptops to people on the ground. She doesn't need hundreds of local offices (saving tons of campaign money), she doesn't need mass printings (each area can tailor make mailings and send them locally, again saving money), and she sure doesn't need the media buys

She must be running for President of Fantasyland.

27 posted on 08/23/2011 9:02:39 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: SoConPubbie

Do you have a link to that story? I believe you, and I’d love to read that story.


28 posted on 08/23/2011 9:04:15 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, refudiate!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Not doing interviews?
What does he think happened at the Fair in Iowa. Talk about being out of touch.

But they weren't REAL interviews, you understand, because they weren't conducted by REAL journalists, like those from ABC-NBC-CBS, or CNN-PMSNBC. ;o)

29 posted on 08/23/2011 9:06:09 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
[has failed to build substantial campaign apparatus in crucial early primary states]

Perhaps they haven't heard of this Internet thingy. Flash mobs can now coalesce in hours, not months or years.

30 posted on 08/23/2011 9:06:43 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: SoConPubbie
In case you missed the story yesterday...

I did miss it. I would like to see the story if you have it.

31 posted on 08/23/2011 9:07:46 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SuziQ

I think CNN had a front row seat. Wolf Blitzer even commented on here willingness to take on all questions.


32 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:06 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: geologist

If you recall as well, Her very first speech (during acceptance), HER teleprompter had problems and she winged it for a couple minutes until it was straightened out, nary a soul realized. She’s very fast on her feet and prepared for those situations.


33 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:16 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: jdub
Not Sarah... never second banana again. She will run for President if she wants to.

LLS

34 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:17 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

sorry, “her willingness”.


35 posted on 08/23/2011 9:08:54 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: TomServo
"She must be running for President of Fantasyland."

Have you seen my tagline? I raised just over $40,000 for Fred Thompson in the very short time he was in the race. I was the chief fundraiser for the Polk County GOP in the mid-eighties. I am only one individual supporting her. If anyone is living in "fantasyland" it's her detractors. If thousands of Paulestinians can raise millions and rent blimps, think what millions of real conservatives can do!!

36 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:27 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NO...she is following Ronald Reagan’s playbook.


37 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: SuziQ

Happy Tuesday morning to you! Here’s a little present:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y1SUscY2Fg


38 posted on 08/23/2011 9:09:48 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, refudiate!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Virginia Ridgerunner; All
Let them be baffled.

What is definitely NOT baffling is her popularity and the crowds she draws...wherever she goes.

When you look at the crowds she drew (20K-30K a pop) as a vp candidate in 2008. When you look at the profound impact she had on the 2010 elections, when you look at the people who turn out now, wherever she goes when she is not even an announced candidate...well, the libs, MSM, left, socialists, and RINOs are in for a surprise in 2012.

Click on the link below and scroll down to see those crowds from 2008.

I believe she will double and treble those numbers in 2012 as a presidential candidate.

I believe she is going to announce on 9/3. I welcome her into the race and will work as hard as I can to help her win. Watch her numbers go through the roof...to the astonishment and baffling of the pundits.

I believe she will take on and defeat the other GOP candidates, and then believe that she will mop the floor with Obama.


SARAH IN 2012 - FOR AMERICA, FOR LIBERTY!


If you so desire, you can get the bumper sticker here

39 posted on 08/23/2011 9:10:26 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Funny... another huckster and pawlenty worker said just the opposite yesterday... praised her efforts and those of her ground game... warned the elite to not underestimate her... rove paid attention... rove’s fax must have gone out... this is nothing more than a progressive turd swimming in a Conservative punch bowl.

LLS

40 posted on 08/23/2011 9:11:25 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She has seemingly declined to aggressively court big-name, big-dollar Republican donors, and she has watched as countless top GOP operatives join her possible competitors' campaigns.

Why should she - they are NOT interested in 'We The People". They are terrified of the thought 'We The People' being empowered instead of them, the elitist. They helped get us in this mess. This is grass roots all the way - they way it should be!
41 posted on 08/23/2011 9:11:54 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s taking ‘em ALL to school: media, pundits, ruling class, etc., etc., etc.


42 posted on 08/23/2011 9:13:11 AM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

[She posts on Facebook that she needs $3 million for a media buy in South Carolina, and she will have $5 million in 24 hours. She tweets that she need 500 people to walk the streets of Manchester, New Hampshire, and she will have 1000 volunteers in hours.

She understands the power of social networking and it will save her tons of money and energy that others will devote to things that are no longer needed. ]

Exactly. A lot of the naysayers here are so 2008.

A month and a half ago I had 10 followers on Twitter. I now have 600, all available for me to tweet to. And I guarantee by spring I will have thousands more, and I’m just one guy. I guaranteen I will be tweeting for Palin.

The Post Office is going bankrupt because mail pieces are down, people throw it in the trash. It’s a whole new ballgame.


43 posted on 08/23/2011 9:13:41 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: basil

EXACTLY! and not just political campaigning.


44 posted on 08/23/2011 9:14:44 AM PDT by GlockLady (Sarah Palin - The Antidote - Going Oval January 20, 2013!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
-"Her campaign, if it is a campaign, just truly baffles me," says Republican strategist Eric Woolson, who managed former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's Iowa campaign in 2008 and worked on former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's 2012 bid"

It 'should' baffle you, Eric. Considering you've obviously been working off a loser's playbook.

45 posted on 08/23/2011 9:17:40 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
What part of

do these people not understand?

46 posted on 08/23/2011 9:24:51 AM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The MSM, very reluctantly, now hedging their bets and grudgingly putting up smoke signals that SP might really be about to jump into the ring.


47 posted on 08/23/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How much have you raised for Palin?


48 posted on 08/23/2011 9:37:01 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin has nothing to add that Bachmann does not already have..
PAlin running would be counter productive..


49 posted on 08/23/2011 9:41:17 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe
Palin has nothing to add that Bachmann does not already have..

That's funny right there, I don't care who you are.

50 posted on 08/23/2011 9:44:58 AM PDT by numberonepal (Palin/Cain 2012)
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