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New Signs Palin Will Blow Up The GOP Race
Politic-Ology ^ | October 4, 2011 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 10/04/2011 3:10:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

“You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!” – Taylor (Charlton Heston); The Planet of the Apes, (1968)

This classic line is all that came to mind when I read this piece in POLITICO—following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision not to enter the presidential field, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s law firm made a number of calls requesting early state filing deadlines… that’s right. She thinks she can blow it up. She just might.

Poll Shows Palin Within 5 Points of Obama

She Has A Documentary Out, Doncha Know?

Palin’s political action committee (Sarah PAC) employs attorney Mark Braden, with the firm Baker Hostetler​, made the calls on Palin’s behalf on Tuesday afternoon.

It is not entirely clear if this is a genuine attempt to enter the race or another in a long line of attempts to get the press to focus on Palin, whereas most of her press coverage in recent weeks has come exclusively from Fox News Channel’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

While not yet official, due to the ongoing shuffling of the primary calendar, the likely filing deadline for the New Hampshire primary is going to be October 28—making it the earliest in the nation and the formal deadline to enter the2012 presidential contest.

If she did enter the race, it would result in the most devastating internecine battle among Republicans since 1992—when Patrick Buchanan​ challenged President George H.W. Bush​ in a primary. Palin’s supporters, while smaller than they were only three years ago when she was the Republican vice presidential nominee and the toast of the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis St. Paul, remain doggedly supportive. Her detractors are slightly more numerous and are securely in control of the nominating process following Christie’s exit from the race.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has already landed The Home Depot​ investor Ken Langone, a committed Christie supporter. He will receive the greatest bump (if there is one) from Christie’s exit from a race he never entered (but he was polled anyway). Palin would almost certainly take from businessman Herman Cain (now in second or third place across several polls) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (tied for second with Cain).

The battle would be fierce and bloody, and Sarah would likely loose. However, if she gets in without any semblance of a staff or donor base required to run a national campaign, she has no intention of winning. She wants a fight.

It’s a wish that will be granted with likely spectacular results.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls; State and Local
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I'm guessing Noah has a college degree, which makes his use of "loose" for "lose" even worse.
1 posted on 10/04/2011 3:11:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, lol.

Sometimes I have to admit that though I’m college educated, a pretty successful business professional , and rely on communication skills as one of my main tools, that one I still sometimes think for a split second on when typing.

I blame our crappy schools (yes I was public schooled and I’m 29 for time reference).

It is only getting worse.


2 posted on 10/04/2011 3:15:41 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Infidel Inside)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney eliminates the ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE/DeathPanel issue.

Ineligible Romney also removes the fake BC issue.

Romney, who failed in the economy in Mass
as its wandering governor, will also negate the economy
issue.

Romney also eliminates the corruption issue.

IT’S UNANIMOUS FOR ROMNEY

Carville(D):
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy
."

Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."

Mitt Romney wins much coveted Jimmy Carter endorsement


3 posted on 10/04/2011 3:17:34 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm guessing Noah has a college degree, which makes his use of "loose" for "lose" even worse.

Not around here. It makes the story 'hugh' and 'series'.

4 posted on 10/04/2011 3:17:36 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m guessing Noah has a college degree, which makes his use of “loose” for “lose” even worse.”

Does that make Noah a looser?


5 posted on 10/04/2011 3:18:04 PM PDT by BJ1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I dont see anything in this article about anything Palin might do. Part of it is a predication of what might happen if she enters, part of it is about Planet of the Apes, and part is about someone in her PAC making calls. This is one of the worst examples of trying to manufacture news I have seen, mainly because it is so lame.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 3:18:26 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: BJ1

Depends on how much he had to drink.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 3:19:53 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah would likely loose

This guy is supposed to be some kind of [self-proclaimed, I presume] political analyst???

8 posted on 10/04/2011 3:20:13 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ACME for Palin is standing by...


9 posted on 10/04/2011 3:21:38 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

It’s not just the typing or spell checker. I find editing is the biggest culprit. I’ll type something then go back to it and decide to edit. Too many times there’s something before or after my edit that needs to now be re-edited as well, and I miss it. That’s what 2nd opinions are for as in publishing, and the Internet isn’t the place where that happens...


10 posted on 10/04/2011 3:22:21 PM PDT by bcsco (A vote for Cain will cure the Pain!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...Sarah would likely loose

Clearly, he was distracted by a moment of presumed familiarity, given that this is the only use of anyone's first name in the entire article.

-PJ

11 posted on 10/04/2011 3:24:07 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
However, if she gets in without any semblance of a staff or donor base required to run a national campaign, she has no intention of winning. She wants a fight. It’s a wish that will be granted with likely spectacular results.

I want a fight too!

12 posted on 10/04/2011 3:24:40 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Political Junkie Too
I should have said "first name only" as reference.

-PJ

13 posted on 10/04/2011 3:24:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was he perhaps one of the chillun that were left behind?


14 posted on 10/04/2011 3:28:22 PM PDT by 353FMG (Liberalism is Satan's handiwork.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

However, if she gets in without any semblance of a staff or donor base required to run a national campaign, she has no intention of winning. She wants a fight.

***

Right. I can count on Mr. Loose/Lose to tell me what’s what.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 3:30:21 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Blow it up, baby, blow it up!


16 posted on 10/04/2011 3:38:11 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“She wants a fight.” Sarah Palin took on the “Murkowski Machine” in Alaska. She sure wouldn’t be worried about Mitt.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 4:04:33 PM PDT by radioone ("2012 can't come soon enough")
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To: roses of sharon; 2ndDivisionVet
However, if she gets in without any semblance of a staff or donor base required to run a national campaign, she has no intention of winning. She wants a fight.

Sorry Noah. If she gets in, its to WIN not to pick a fight. Heck, she can do that just by giving a speech rallying tea party types and skewering Obama's socialist policies and no growth energy positions. No, no doubt about it, she will FIGHT to WIN!

18 posted on 10/04/2011 4:15:57 PM PDT by CedarDave (My Sarah prediction: Announcing for President between October 12 and 28.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe hunting season is over. Or just starting.


19 posted on 10/04/2011 4:20:53 PM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's going to come down to choosing between the culture of Massachusetts (read Romney, Kerry, Dukakis) and the culture of Alaska.

I think I can see where this would be headed.

20 posted on 10/04/2011 4:23:22 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: McGruff

We're just getting started, baby!

21 posted on 10/04/2011 4:24:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
Photoshopped picture. Original shows just clenched fists:


22 posted on 10/04/2011 4:36:55 PM PDT by CedarDave (My Sarah prediction: Announcing for President between October 12 and 28.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Sarah does join the fray, we need to make a clear distinction between GOP and “conservative”. I don’t want a single Republican elected - not one.

Instead, I want them all replaced by certified, genuine conservatives.

And, if Sarah “blows up the GOP”, more power to her. The next POTUS (assuming zero tanks next year as predicted) is going to have an uphill fight trying to undo all the damage he has done. The biggest trick will be to roll back the spending without making the economy even worse than it already is.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 4:45:28 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IN A.D. 2011...CAMPAIGN WAS BEGINNING.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 4:56:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: DustyMoment

A real government budget cut passed through Congress and signed—especially if it included Obamacare repeal, all-of-the-above energy policy, and significant regulatory relief—would quickly ignite a business boom the likes of which the world has seldom seen in its history.

The “progressives,” plutocrats, and Beltway mandarins of both parties will do everything they can think of to try to stop that from happening. That tells you everything you need to know about their REAL priorities. They don’t give a damn about the people. The only thing they care about is power.


25 posted on 10/04/2011 5:01:16 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: filbert

I forgot to add “tax code simplification” to my laundry list of How To Fix Everything . . .


26 posted on 10/04/2011 5:01:58 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: CedarDave

Yes, I know. I did it.


27 posted on 10/04/2011 5:09:03 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The way I see it America is like a herd of sheep that has been harassed by an insane sheep herder with hyped up ill trained sheep dogs, they have been barked at and nip so many times they are just going to sit down and wait.

Now I am not in a real world sense knowledgeable about sheep herding but when animals get spooked too often the act entirely unpredictable and will stampede, they will climb over each other in a mad rush not knowing which way to go.

But I have a feeling Sarah Palin can corral the stampede, she may be playing music to soothe the panicky fears for all I care but at the very least she is as far apart from the fear mongering Obama as can possibly be. And other GOP nominees the minute they try to start yelling and trying to stir up momentum will lose the herd again.

Kinda like in the films of how the cowboys would try to stop a stamped, lead them to water or something, but you don’t keep shooting the guns off.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 5:16:30 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know you like her and want her to run as do many.

I think you have to not only dance with the person you took to the dance, but; you best go home with the one who got you looking,feeling,standing, and even sounding much better.

Frankly, I was 98% sold on Cain until he repeated that racist allegation against Perry. I do not know why- but; I am tired of hearing this racist BS?

Damn, can’t our own party have the guts to ask another face to face-”IS THAT TRUE?”

It seems we keep falling for the divide and conquer BAIT.


29 posted on 10/04/2011 5:21:15 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Eye of Unk

“A pack, not a herd.”

The thing about a pack is that at some point, somebody needs to emerge to challenge the alpha leaders and, if they’re able, overthrow them.

The “progressive” alpha pack leaders (both D’s and R’s) who’ve led the pack into disaster and despair are looking pretty long in the tooth, aren’t they?

Not that they won’t go down without a fight, of course.


30 posted on 10/04/2011 5:36:51 PM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: filbert

Pelosi, the alpha female pack leader way past the point of prime comes to mind.


31 posted on 10/04/2011 5:41:03 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And you can pretty much tell he’s not very objective, given his statement “the battle would be fierce and bloody,” but that Palin would be likely to lose. A fierce and bloody battle is by nature a very close battle, with neither side “likely” to lose.


32 posted on 10/04/2011 6:22:32 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Governor Palin: "I'm not for sale.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah in 2012, Piper in 2036!!!



33 posted on 10/04/2011 6:27:09 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah would likely loose.

Yeah, I'm gonna take political advice from this illiterate.

34 posted on 10/04/2011 6:30:55 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: filbert

It’d make the “Dot.Com” boom of the 90’s look like the Great Depression.


35 posted on 10/04/2011 7:19:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: BJ1

“Does that make Noah a looser?”

Looser Gooser?


36 posted on 10/04/2011 7:30:10 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The guy sounds like a loser


37 posted on 10/04/2011 7:38:30 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: RichInOC

FOR GREAT JUSTICE.


38 posted on 10/04/2011 7:39:11 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Diogenesis

Excellent, funny graphics there!


39 posted on 10/04/2011 7:53:54 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Just DROP IT. She's NOT getting in. Unite NOW for *Herman Cain* as the anti-Mitt/anti-RINO leader!!)
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To: McGruff
if she is the eventual GOP nominee, why i would work my heart out for her to beat Obama. as it is, you can see from my tagline where my loyalties are.

good luck! lets see what shakes out.

40 posted on 10/04/2011 7:55:33 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Just DROP IT. She's NOT getting in. Unite NOW for *Herman Cain* as the anti-Mitt/anti-RINO leader!!)
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To: filbert
The “progressives,” plutocrats, and Beltway mandarins of both parties will do everything they can think of to try to stop that from happening. That tells you everything you need to know about their REAL priorities. They don’t give a damn about the people. The only thing they care about is power.

Bingo!! This is why I think that the only way we will ever see these kinds of changes is through an overthrow of the current system and resetting things back to the Constitution our Founding fathers left us.

I simply don't have any faith in our elected politicians taking the steps that are necessary to make these things happen.

41 posted on 10/05/2011 8:22:31 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Things look so bad she has to run....pretty please with a cherry on top


42 posted on 10/05/2011 8:34:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (I wish palin would run.....she can win no question)
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