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Palin supporters announce Iowa ad buy (May commission a nat'l primary poll that includes Gov Palin)
The Hill ^ | November 26, 2011 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 11/26/2011 2:41:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Some Sarah Palin supporters are still hopeful the former Alaska governor will jump into the GOP's 2012 presidential race and will run an ad in Iowa urging her to run.

Conservatives4Palin will air a television ad in the Sioux City, Iowa market asking the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate to enter the 2012 race, reports The Des Moines Register.

In October, Palin announced that she would not run for the party's nomination. "You don't need an office or a title to make a difference," she said in a YouTube video. Palin had weighed a presidential bid for months and was the subject of much media speculation.

The Register reports that Conservatives4Palin announced the ad buy Friday in a blogpost on their website.

"Your contributions have made it possible for us to run the Palin reconsider television ad next week in the Sioux City, Iowa market," said the post. "If this ad is able to build some momentum for the Governor, the best way to keep that momentum going may be to commission a national GOP primary poll that includes the Governor as one of the options."

However, with the Hawkeye State's caucuses on Jan 3, the group has little time to convince Palin to reconsider her decision and enter the race.


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; iowa; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/26/2011 2:41:59 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 2:43:18 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She was my first choice too, but give it up already: she's not running and her reasons for not doing so were clear.

Frankly, I admire her for putting her family first. If more people did that, just think how much better off this country would be.

3 posted on 11/26/2011 2:45:44 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOVE YA SARAH!


4 posted on 11/26/2011 2:46:43 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin is positioned for an independent run. If Romney is in as the R-candidate, I predict she will
“go rogue”. I will vote for her over Zero and RINOzero. Heck, it’s to the point I would vote for
Ron Paul over Zero and RINOzero...


5 posted on 11/26/2011 2:48:57 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: therightliveswithus

“Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.”

My thoughts exactly.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 2:49:38 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
“Palin is positioned for an independent run.”

Not a chance. She knows that would guarantee 4 more for Obama.

She realizes we need to swing the Republican party as far to the right as we can; then get behind our nominee.

7 posted on 11/26/2011 2:50:49 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is no national primary. It is state by state.

If you don’t win Iowa, NH and/or South Carolina, you are probably toast as for the nomination.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 2:52:01 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“Palin is positioned for an independent run. If Romney is in as the R-candidate, I predict she will
“go rogue”. I will vote for her over Zero and RINOzero. Heck, it’s to the point I would vote for
Ron Paul over Zero and RINOzero...”

I’m with you. We held our noses for the Establishment in 2008 with Cain, and WE LOST to the most inexperienced candidate to ever run on a major party ticket. Here we were, the ultimate moderate, a war hero, experience through the teeth...and he couldn’t beat Obama.

So the Establishment had their chance, and they gave us a HOPELESS candidate. I’m not prepared to trust their judgement again.


9 posted on 11/26/2011 2:52:52 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Romney is a sure loser.


10 posted on 11/26/2011 2:52:57 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In a word, stupid.


11 posted on 11/26/2011 2:54:17 PM PST by Wolfstar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think this is a bad idea for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost, she has said she doesn’t want to run. Can we not respect her decision to put herself and her family first and not run this time around? This is telling her she was wrong in her decision, which she says she made after careful, prayerful consideration. I believe her and respect her decision.

And second, hasn’t the deadline for being on the ballot in most states (at least the important, early states) already passed? It was news last week that Newt missed the filing deadline to be on the ballot in Missouri, and that is long after Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, etc.


12 posted on 11/26/2011 2:54:44 PM PST by LonelyCon
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To: BobL
So the Establishment had their chance, and they gave us a HOPELESS candidate.

It wasn't the Establishment, it was the Economy and the Evisceration of the Stock Indexes in September...

13 posted on 11/26/2011 2:56:21 PM PST by nwrep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why waste money on this? If they’re serious about getting a conservative in the White House, they should contribute to a candidate that’s actually running.


14 posted on 11/26/2011 2:58:31 PM PST by RDAardvark (Fast-forward to Jan 20th 2013, please.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I just cannot understand how anyone with even just half a brain could think an independent run would be good if they want to see Obama defeated.


15 posted on 11/26/2011 2:58:36 PM PST by Jukeman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who says our candidate must be picked by November of the year preceding the election? GOP insiders, that’s who, a lot of this was staged to preempt anyone but the Mittster.

If Romney is the nominee, he and Obama split the left and center and Palin takes the right. It is doable.


16 posted on 11/26/2011 2:58:48 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: nwrep

“It wasn’t the Establishment, it was the Economy and the Evisceration of the Stock Indexes in September... “

I agree that those factors didn’t help, but Cain with PATHETIC. He HATED the base and let them know it, right through the autumn. Rush was on top of that.


17 posted on 11/26/2011 2:59:18 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: BobL

“I agree that those factors didn’t help, but Cain with PATHETIC. He HATED the base and let them know it, right through the autumn. Rush was on top of that.”

Cain >> McCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


18 posted on 11/26/2011 3:00:08 PM PST by BobL (Send Rove a Message, VOTE CAIN, no matter what)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not happening this year. Maybe down the road.


19 posted on 11/26/2011 3:00:52 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

Romney or Gingrich are a guaranteed wipeout for the GOP so she might as well run.


20 posted on 11/26/2011 3:02:26 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: GeronL
“Romney is a sure loser.”

He won't get the nomination.
The party mucky mucks will abandon him once the realize that we conservatives are serious about sitting home next November if he were nominated.
They don't believe us right now.

21 posted on 11/26/2011 3:02:42 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I don’t think losing bothers them. I think they are more comfortable in the minority.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 3:05:08 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aw jeez, not this shit again.


23 posted on 11/26/2011 3:06:34 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: usconservative

If more people put their families first, the nation would be in ruins. Who are you kidding!

Italians always put their families first; so do Arabs.

Americans are different, or didn’t you notice?


24 posted on 11/26/2011 3:16:55 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin is so much smarter than doing something like this. Give her some credit.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 3:18:25 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: SpringtoLiberty

She’s running interference for Perry. As Perry rises, she will be there to absorb incoming.


26 posted on 11/26/2011 3:21:24 PM PST by txhurl
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To: SpringtoLiberty

LOL! Sometimes the simplest posts are the most expressive.

My thoughts exactly.

Hank


27 posted on 11/26/2011 3:22:40 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's coming! She's coming, I tell you! You've just gotta belieeeeeeve!


28 posted on 11/26/2011 3:25:32 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Its not too late to qualify slates of conservative electors for the 2012 election, should the Republicans do the wrong thing during the convention.

Getting them qualified for the ballot should be incentive for the RNC hierarchy to nominate a conservative, which is by no means certain with the number of open primaries out there for liberals to make mischief in for their favorites.


29 posted on 11/26/2011 3:30:47 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Palin but I believe she needs to answer the charges against her, fully and completely. If she is guilty of the charges she should resign, again. We all remember how she reacted when they attacked Mr Cain, how she stood behind him, with a knife.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 3:47:24 PM PST by ynotjjr (Cain/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it! Palin can shove it!)
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To: ynotjjr

What brand of scotch are you drinking? WTF?!


31 posted on 11/26/2011 3:51:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: txhurl

You know, I kinda wish someone were “running interference” for Palin for a change. She’s had to put up with a 1000x the crap any other typical politician has had to endure.... a coordinated Dem effort to bankrupt her and her family, the arson of her church, the sliming of her family in the tabloids, ‘rape’ jokes towards her and her 13-year-old daughter by Hollywood cretins, the media’s inflammatory attempt to blame her for complicity in mass-murder in Arizona, the outlandish lies and smears from McGinnis spread far and wide, and last but not least, the backstabbing from her own courtesy of the GOP, which never lifted a finger to defend her in any of this.

Yep, I indeed wish someone would “run interference” for her for a change. Come to think of it, maybe in its own little curious way, this effort of the Iowa commercial buy constitutes this. So I guess I’m okay with it. Might be a good contingency plan, anyway, considering the primary race looks like a slow-motion train wreck which might even last all the way until the convention in September.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 3:53:44 PM PST by greene66
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To: LonelyCon; RDAardvark; SpringtoLiberty

Isn’t it strange that all three of you got here after Mr. Obama was elected in 2008? Hmmmmmm...


33 posted on 11/26/2011 3:55:29 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: greene66

Sarah’s not the type to need shielding. She picks her own battles, wins them, then rests when she feels like it, and picks up the guns again when she’s ready.


34 posted on 11/26/2011 3:59:22 PM PST by txhurl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t it strange that Mrs. Palin collect 10’s of millions of dollars in donations for a presidential run, then decided not to run? Hmmmmmmmmmmm


35 posted on 11/26/2011 4:00:54 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: ynotjjr

“she needs to answer the charges against her”

???

Are you on drugs?
What charges?


36 posted on 11/26/2011 4:05:17 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: SpringtoLiberty

Are you insane? If you’re talking about SarahPAC, the last I heard it was at about $1.2 million, and has tended to hover around that amount since its inception in 2009. And it’s for donating to candidates and paying for travel expenses. It’s NOT nor was it ever a Presidential PAC.


37 posted on 11/26/2011 4:06:12 PM PST by greene66
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is how she defended Mr Cain on Greta 11/15/11. “SARAH PALIN, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR/FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR: Well, all of these candidates, thankfully, have strengths that they’re bringing into the race, and we appreciate them being in the arena and being willing to put their names forward in the name of service.

As for Herman Cain, you know, he needs to be candid and quite truthful about these sexual allegations still because people are kind of hesitant a bit to, you know, delve right in there as supporters, not knowing what the truth is. It really sucks to be falsely accused. Believe me, I know because I have been also.

And if these sexual harassment allegations are false, then Herman Cain at the end of the day is going to take a deep breath and say, you know, Where does one go to get back their reputation after such allegations have been lobbed if they’re not true? If they are true, if he disrespects women, then, you know, we’re going to cross him off the list.

But Herman Cain just needs to answer candidly the questions that are still being posed of him. And Herman, too, needs to really concentrate on the substance that is necessary when it comes to the solutions that he proposes to America’s challenge. People are waiting for that substance not just from Herman but from all of the candidates when it comes to their proposals.” And to think, I almost bought her campaign video...don’t care if I every hear a word from her again.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2011/11/16/palins-advice-each-gop-candidate-2012-white-house-race#ixzz1erIEePJ6


38 posted on 11/26/2011 4:19:10 PM PST by ynotjjr (Cain/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it! Palin can shove it!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Don’t be gullible.

The Party muckety mucks WANT Romney to lose to OJesus.

If you are part of the American Crossroads mafia, you’re all about putting the Bushies back in the White House in 2016.

The only way you can do that is if Romney loses.

The Establishment is going to throw this election. Trust me.

Best,

Chris


39 posted on 11/26/2011 4:19:27 PM PST by section9
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To: SpringtoLiberty

That was a political action committee (PAC) not a presidential campaign fund. And she spent quite a bit of it on getting conservatives elected since it was created. Do some research, Einstein.


40 posted on 11/26/2011 4:23:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“.....I predict she will “go rogue”.....”

Uhhhhh.....no.

I agree with the rest of your post though, except the RP part. RP flies so far under my radar as to be a danger to ants.....

Sarah would have been our best choice of the candidates now running. Sigh........ ( As a former Dodger fan, all I can say is.....”wait until next year!”)


41 posted on 11/26/2011 4:31:57 PM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: ynotjjr
“I like Palin but I believe she needs to answer the charges against her, fully and completely. If she is guilty of the charges she should resign, again. We all remember how she reacted when they attacked Mr Cain, how she stood behind him, with a knife.”

As they say in the Michigan State Police public service ads, “Have you been drinking, sir? ” What should Palin resign from? When did Palin ever stab Cain in the back?

42 posted on 11/26/2011 4:49:05 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Comments?

I think at some point, people just need to move on.

43 posted on 11/26/2011 4:53:12 PM PST by pcottraux (Alvin Greene/Basil Marceaux 2012)
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To: GeronL
I don’t think losing bothers them. I think they are more comfortable in the minority.Of course they are. They are making big money as crony capitalists, by insider trading, land deals all kinds of honestb graft. They are getting rich. What do they care which party is in power. But that would all end if politicians who believed in small government and were not for sale got into power.
44 posted on 11/26/2011 4:53:22 PM PST by tommix2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Isn’t it strange that all three of you got here after Mr. Obama was elected in 2008? Hmmmmmm...”

Not in the slightest. What’s your point?

Anyway, Palin isn’t running. Don’t get mad at me, she said it. Maybe even SHE thinks she’s unelectable and she’s trying to do the right thing? Who knows.

I do know that all her big fans think she’d get the job no prob. In that case, why would anyone want to draft a candidate who would rather stay home than win and save America? Maybe I’ll never figure that out.


45 posted on 11/26/2011 5:10:29 PM PST by RDAardvark (Fast-forward to Jan 20th 2013, please.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get real. People donated to sarah pac because they thought she was running. If not, why was everyone so damned surprised when she pulled out. If not why are people still trying to get her to run. They didn’t donate for her to post on facebook.


46 posted on 11/26/2011 5:13:56 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: LonelyCon
First and foremost, she has said she doesn’t want to run.

So did Eisenhower. Several times. But his supporters kept at it, and convinced him to change his mind.

Granted, the nominating process was much different back then, but the point is, Palin wouldn't be the first reluctant nominee to run for office.

47 posted on 11/26/2011 5:16:40 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Dream on .....


48 posted on 11/26/2011 5:18:34 PM PST by Palladin (Where is Ray Gricar?)
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To: ynotjjr
What on earth are you talking about, she needs to answer the charges against her"?

You must still be sipping on yesterday's egg nog.

49 posted on 11/26/2011 5:20:02 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give it up - she said she was out. I swear, people who claim Elvis is still alive are more in-touch than the “Sarah can still run!” lunatics...


50 posted on 11/26/2011 5:22:42 PM PST by FromTheSidelines ("everything that deceives, also enchants" - Plato)
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