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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.


"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)

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TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; iowa; notrunning; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She peaked on DAY ONE. Downhill from there.

A movie that was a total flop?

Look, I agree that she got a raw deal. It doesn’t change the fact that her negatives are worse than Obama’s. It’s one thing to make up a 10 pt deficit, something else entirely to make up a 17 point deficit with an opponent OVER FIFTY PERCENT.

81 posted on 08/23/2011 8:35:52 PM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: RockinRight
Let's see what happens. I believe she will get in and the numbers will go up immediately.

Then she has to win what is going to be a heted primary contest.

Then we will see what the numbers are. At this poiint, barring something unforseen, I will absolutely support her through that fight.

If you want to write her off now based on polls...that's your call. But remember then, you would also have written off ROnald Reagan.

82 posted on 08/23/2011 8:46:27 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (
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To: Polybius

“September 3 is being hyped as the latest “Sarah Declaration Day”.”

By who????? Not by Sarah Palin! Your spin continues, despite your lack of knowledge or credibility.

Sarah has said that she believes September/October would be the month to declare in. Take her at her word....September has 30 days... October has 31....... your crystal ball will tell us which day she has planned. Conventional Wisdom be danged.

Your whole purpose for that post was to build up disapointment and discord among Palin’s suppotive ranks. Like Obama you’re an epic failure both in this and your other previous posts.

83 posted on 08/25/2011 4:53:47 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Palin/West 2012)
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To: basil

And those rules apply only to her. No one else could run a campaign/non-campaign this way. The media is deranged and they can’t stop talking about her, whether she joins the race or not. I’m hoping she does.

84 posted on 08/25/2011 5:00:34 PM PDT by rabidralph
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