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2012 Draft Sarah Committee has been launched
http://www.2012draftsarahcommitee.com/ ^ | Paul Streitz

Posted on 12/29/2008 9:58:06 AM PST by CARepublicans

2012 Draft Sarah Committee has been formed to encourage Gov. Sarah Palin to run for U.S. President in 2012.

The 2012 Draft Sarah Committee is registered with the Federal Elections Commission as a draft committee. The requirements on who can contribute are the same as for any federal elections. Statements of income, contributors and expenditures are filed with the FEC.

Be sure to sign up for the newsletter at 2012 Draft Sarah Committee to keep informed.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2012draftsarahcommitee.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; mitt; palin; romney; sarahpalin
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To: Lilpug15

True - but if someone like her can take a wrecking ball to the current GOP then I will be happy to put my elephant sticker back on my mini cooper :)


51 posted on 12/29/2008 10:57:41 AM PST by Lilpug15 (I'm Moving to Alaska...You can Keep THE CHANGE!)
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To: rabscuttle385
So basically you want her to flip flop?

What's your point Rabscuttle?

We all know she is weak on Illegal Alien issues. If we can turn her around before the election season for 2012 what is the problem with that?

On most everything else she is a pretty good candidate.
52 posted on 12/29/2008 11:04:44 AM PST by SoConPubbie (GOP: If you reward bad behavior all you get is more bad behavior.)
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To: CARepublicans

Not a good idea. Sarah is good, but this draft idea is too soon.


53 posted on 12/29/2008 11:06:01 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: SoConPubbie
On most everything else she is a pretty good candidate.

I'm sure Bush seemed like a good candidate too, at some point.

I'll wait and see. The 2012 elections are far off, and for now my attention is focused on Sanford.

54 posted on 12/29/2008 11:35:33 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: CARepublicans

It seems that the priority should be to draft real people to become another Sarah in their own backyards.

Just my opinion.


55 posted on 12/29/2008 11:36:24 AM PST by stevestras
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To: Obushma

Agree. I’m for Sarah! Don’t let the Media select our candidate!!!


56 posted on 12/29/2008 11:42:54 AM PST by Tigercap
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Sarah had her time in the spotlight and she failed....let’s get someone new in there.

I’m all for Jindal in 2012. However if Obama has a great 4 years, any candidate willing to run against him will be hurting their chances in 2016.


57 posted on 12/29/2008 11:50:50 AM PST by TerP26
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To: CARepublicans

you can’t get anywhere unless you create a solid infrastructure.

If anything, without the level of communication and grassroots design observed and articulated by tom delay, this is going to be as relevant as Brownback’s run.

That said, I do hope the infrastructure is built up.


58 posted on 12/29/2008 11:51:30 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TerP26

Boy.... the anti Sarah factions are coming out in this thread.

I see no issues with starting a PAC(s) right now. Romney, Huckster, et al have them.

I am a Sarah suppporter right now, but I’ll be willing to wait this thing out. However, unless she comes out for amnesty and/or bailouts, she’s my candidate going forward.


59 posted on 12/29/2008 12:12:02 PM PST by davek70
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To: Paige
“During the GOP primaries, the Rudy brigade attacked me time and time again because of my support for Fred.”

I'm kind of surprised, I'm a Fred Head as are all of my family and most of my friends. We love Sarah, interesting that you are a Fred Head and don't...

Right now, she's the only one I'm willing to support. I finally got on board the McLame train, minus the donations because of her. Jindal is the real deal, I won't support Huckabee or Romney this time around. Even if McCain is running.

60 posted on 12/29/2008 12:14:32 PM PST by Robbin
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Again it is not too soon. Obama must be defeated in 2012. This should have been launched on November 5. The people behind Sarah are openly declaring themselves-if Sarah does not want this attention all she has to do is to state unequivocably that she is not running for President in 2012.If she does not I will assume that she is running; so will millions of Americans. Bottom line: Sarah is a player and is not going away.


61 posted on 12/29/2008 12:50:46 PM PST by techno
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To: TerP26

*Sarah had her time in the spotlight and she failed....let’s get someone new in there.

I’m all for Jindal in 2012. However if Obama has a great 4 years, any candidate willing to run against him will be hurting their chances in 2016.*

I don’t like that logic at all. By that logic Ronald Reagan would’ve never become president nor Abraham Lincoln for that matter. One could flip that logic and say she’s tested candidate. As far as El presidente-electo having a “great” 4 yrs-—if he institutes even a quarter of his true agenda he won’t have a decent 2 yrs in office. I’ll never forget the dems started running against Bush I back right after his triumphant/victorious state of the union address following his Gulf war success and 90% approval rating. 2 1/2 yrs later he was barely able to scrape together 38% in a 3-way race. We got a nobody named Bill Clinton and the rest is history. No, I beg to differ.....Run Sarah Run!!!


62 posted on 12/29/2008 12:56:55 PM PST by Obushma (Obama=Bush 3rd Term!)
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To: Obushma

Freedoms Defense Fund has already run a pro-Palin ad in IA and NH. http://www.freedomsdefensefund.com/index.shtml

I’m not crazy about an even longer election cycle, but with 0bama raising $750 million this time, and you can bet he’s going to go for at least a billion in 2012, anyone even interested in running has to start soon in order to be able to fairly compete. They don’t want to be dependent on public financing, and be outspent 5 to 1 like McCain was.


63 posted on 12/29/2008 1:03:44 PM PST by euram
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To: Obushma

Sarah has been exposed positive and negative. Thank God for those who support Sarah. We will accept the positive and we will also pledge to help Sarah to combat the negative. Sarah is now battle-tested, folks. To discard her to the scrap heap of history would be the worst thing that the GOP could do. Superstars like Sarah only come along once every two decades, if that often.


64 posted on 12/29/2008 1:06:20 PM PST by techno
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To: euram

Thanks for the link! I totally concur. I don’t want to see a prolonged election cycle either but my gut tells me the dems are getting ready to steal another one in MN and this is just insane. We gotta have a candidate that has as much of our conservative principles as possible (we’re not all simese twins you know). But we got to have a real person as a candidate, who sincerely wants to be a public SERVANT.

No candidate is going to be perfect philosophically or in their personal lives, but we have the real deal in Sarah and we gotta stop discarding people cause they had a few bumps and bruises. I always liked Sarah during the camapaign, but when she turned down that government raise-—that did it for me she was my candidate for 2012!


65 posted on 12/29/2008 1:27:36 PM PST by Obushma (Obama=Bush 3rd Term!)
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To: Beelzebubba
She took all the flak because she was right over the target.

Agreed She hit a nerve in those Communist fools Sarah Palin has my support anytime she needs it!

66 posted on 12/29/2008 1:41:35 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Reagan Man; EyeGuy
The Rockefeller Republicans and the Willardites aren't gonna like this one iota.

And Eye Guy writes in post 15: Yeah, but she doesn’t have an Ivy League law degree and doesn’t know anyone in Washington.....

Yep. Had a run-in with the dictionary definition of what Rush calls a "Republican elitist" over the holidays, a long-time friend of the family. I don't know who he supported in the primaries, but I'd bet it was Romney or maybe Giuliani. This friend is the type of guy who's deeply impressed by Ivy Leage degrees, business "acumen," and proper social decorum.

We talked a bit about Palin, and he said with dripping condesension: "I like her, but she's certainly not qualified to be president." And I was thinking: as Alaska's governor, she has dealt internationally with Russia, Canada, and also had to work with oil companies, not to mention corrupt old-boy network Republicans. She's no elitist, but has happily lived hard-scrabble among other people who've happily lived hard-scrabble. Self-sufficient, independent, self-directed, live-and-let-live producers of things people need ...

... unlike my elitist Republican friend, who has never actually started with nothing and through his own effort produced something with his hands and smarts that someone else needs or wants and will buy from him; no, like most elitists and execs (he's a business exec), he oversees things to make sure people do things the correct way, which is synonymous with his way. He's all for Nanny Government as long as he's the Nanny. He's a "compassionate" liberal who is a registered Republican with full arrogant claim to supervising, for their own good, those who aren't as smart, responsible, or "qualified" as he is. The older I get, the more I think that he's more damaging to America as a Republican than he would be if he was a Democrat.

His low opinion of Sarah has raised her higher in my own estimation.

67 posted on 12/29/2008 2:27:10 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: TerP26

I like Jindal fine but he’ll be too young to run for POTUS in ‘12...only 41. He’d be a great VP candidate, however, IF he is a successful governor in LA. He’s been in office for what, a year and a half? Sarah must also win re-election in AK, and I think the media and BHO “hit squad” will be targeting her in ‘10.

Re: Sanford....he puts me to sleep. Going against the One, we need a candidate with charisma, someone who is a “media star” (I know, I know...unfortunate as it is, that seems to matter a great deal in this day and age). Right now, only Palin and Jindal fit the bill.


68 posted on 12/29/2008 3:28:32 PM PST by SallyH
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To: Robbin
Jindal is my first choice. There is no way I'd ever go off the Conservative bandwagon again and support McCain after that poorly ran campaign.

I get embarrassed every time I think about the presidential election. Talk about “WEAK”...but hey... us plain ole Conservatives don't know anything even though we worked our behinds off to get W elected along with keeping the Congress for a short period of 12 years, since the GOP didn't have the stomach for the tough stuff.

69 posted on 12/29/2008 3:28:37 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: ASOC

Yep. I’m more worried about 2010 right now than 2012.


70 posted on 12/29/2008 3:31:35 PM PST by GATOR NAVY (guess I'm just a spudboy)
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To: Finny

The double standard on requisite “experience” and “qualifications” when it comes to the redoubtable Governor Palin is appalling, particularly amongst “conservatives” who, by definition, ought to know better.

Yes, as a society we are plagued by an army of overseers; inspectors, regulators, journalists, “educators” and bureaucrats, many of whom could be eliminated outright without adverse effects. We need more actual producers of work as opposed to those watching and commenting from the sidelines, and getting paid for it, often with the unending bounty of taxpayer largesse.


71 posted on 12/29/2008 4:23:13 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: techno
Sarah can be a player by laying groundwork now...by leading her state and bucking the trend of California and New York. Make her state the envy of the other 49. She can also do the right thing by making appearances at the ACU, etc. She can be a conservative leader without running for President. We need leaders in the arena, not candidates running right after the election.
72 posted on 12/29/2008 4:42:53 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: GATOR NAVY

We ned to win back the Congress.

THe (Stupid) One will be a help, but he cannot do it all by his own bad self.


73 posted on 12/29/2008 6:19:45 PM PST by ASOC (This space could be employed, if I could only get a bailout...)
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To: SallyH

One thing I have resolved in my life is never to disqualify somebody for office for being too young. The Founding Fathers set the standard at 35. if it was good enough for them it is good enough for me. If I do oppose or favor Jindal in the future it will not be based on his age but his conservative ideas, his ability to communicate them and his ability to rally the GOP and win elections.


74 posted on 12/29/2008 6:56:05 PM PST by techno
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To: techno

should be www.2012draftsarahcommittee.com


75 posted on 12/29/2008 7:26:26 PM PST by techno
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To: Paige
I won’t support Sarah in 2012.

Why not? Palin already has name recognition and she'll have experience in 2012. Furthermore, she has already been through the fire.

Prayerfully, we’ll find Conservative leadership along the way that can handle the attack of the left wing media.

What is Palin? Chopped liver? You're not going to get more conservative than her.

Personally, I think this draft Palin committee is dumb. We just got over an election.

76 posted on 12/29/2008 7:32:54 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

If I wanted to answer questions, I’d go on “Meet the Depressed”. :)


77 posted on 12/29/2008 7:57:29 PM PST by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: Howie66

Sorry, HERE is the Link

http://www.2012draftsarahcommittee.com/


78 posted on 12/31/2008 9:56:51 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: al baby

You can get a discount through the teamsarah website.


79 posted on 12/31/2008 9:57:45 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: euram

Absolutely right, grassroots underway across America for Palin.


80 posted on 12/31/2008 10:03:43 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Personally, I think this draft Palin committee is dumb. We just got over an election.<<<

What do you think the Democrats are doing now? Sitting back and playing dumb??


81 posted on 12/31/2008 10:11:46 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: rabscuttle385

I’ll wait and see. The 2012 elections are far off, and for now my attention is focused on Sanford.<<<<

Wait and see eh? As IF the Democrats are sitting back. Wait and see and for NOW your attention is focused on Sanford? LOL

He’ll never make it. Currently, Governor Sarah Palin is the only Republican politician who is in high demand on the talk show circuit, has galliardising support, is directly or indirectly responsible for developing massive email distribution lists, growing the online presence of conservative chat rooms, networking site and blogs and has the ability to fund-raise at the level of President Bush. Since the Nov. 4th election, most of the new conservative blogs and sites have been created on behalf of Sarah Palin or created by administrators supportive of Palin and/or her conservative positions. The online growth (blogs, youtube, conservative social networking) is Palin motivated and Palin targeted


82 posted on 12/31/2008 10:17:47 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: Non-Sequitur

*Do you really think you’re going to have to draft her?*

I guess you think the Media and the GOP should choose our candidates for us??


83 posted on 12/31/2008 10:27:35 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: CARepublicans; Extremely Extreme Extremist; exit82
Currently, Governor Sarah Palin is the only Republican politician...

I'm not a Republican.

I'm an "independent."

And, frankly, from what I'm seen of Palin, I'm not impressed. Associating with McCain, her interview with Univision, the hypocrisy surrounding her daughter's pregnancy, her public claim that the Iraq war is "God's plan," and the Wall Street Journal op-ed cosigned with McCain just before the $700B bank bailout in which she promised to protect Americans against more bailouts.

So, until someone actually successfully convinces me that Palin is a genuine small-government conservative, sorry, I'm not interested in any more McCainian-Bushite Republicrat shenanigans.

84 posted on 12/31/2008 10:28:25 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: EyeGuy

*Yeah, but she doen’t have an Ivy League law degree and doesn’t know anyone in Washington.....*

Yeah so what’s your point? She will be the people’s Candidate. DraftPalin and teamsarah only developed their networks in the last 45 days. These sites, in combination with the other pro-Palin sites/blogs and networks will easily exceed the 1 million membership mark before the end of next year.


85 posted on 12/31/2008 10:35:02 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: Obushma

Sarah may be OK, but to compare her to Ronald Reagan is simply absurd. By just about anyone’s standards.

I am so sick of this Sarah stuff. Let it go for a while.

She might be OK in a few years, but most people are sick of her. I know I am.


86 posted on 12/31/2008 10:41:59 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: CARepublicans
I guess you think the Media and the GOP should choose our candidates for us??

No, I don't think Palin will need to be dragged kicking and screaming into the nomination convention. Far from being drafted I think she's already started running for 2012.

87 posted on 12/31/2008 10:47:19 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: RightWhale

I would wait a couple years. A lot can change. Granted registration is necessary because of funding regulation, but nothing need be done now aside from designing letterhead.**

Yeah just sit back and do nothing - sure way for victory.The online Palin movement is the only conservative network to adopt identical technology and networking platforms as the successful Obama Presidential campaign. The Palin movement will be the critical factor in saving many Senators and House members in 2010, which is why liberals want Palin to become insignificant and shun from the national stage.


88 posted on 12/31/2008 10:52:12 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m not a Republican.

I’m an “independent.”

And, frankly, from what I’m seen of Palin, I’m not impressed. Associating with McCain, her interview with Univision, the hypocrisy surrounding her daughter’s pregnancy, her public claim that the Iraq war is “God’s plan,” and the Wall Street Journal op-ed cosigned with McCain just before the $700B bank bailout in which she promised to protect Americans against more bailouts.

So, until someone actually successfully convinces me that Palin is a genuine small-government conservative, sorry, I’m not interested in any more McCainian-Bushite Republicrat shenanigans.*

Next time you decide to repeat your Keith Olbermann talking points on Sarah Palin, remember which national GOP candidate was stumping across Georgia for Senator Chambliss, on the eve of the election. It was not President Bush, former President Bush or Senator John McCain, it was Governor Sarah Palin.

A wise choice, Senator Chambliss.

Newly reelected Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) credited Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with firing up his base and allowing him to cruise to a victory over Democrat Jim Martin.
Chambliss heaped praise on Palin, saying she has a “great future” in the GOP.
“I can’t overstate the impact she had down here. All these folks did a great job coming in,” he said, referring to former presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani. “They all allow you [to] add momentum to where we were in the campaign. But when she walks in a room, folks just explode.”

Three weeks after the Republican ticket suffered a sweeping defeat at the polls, Sarah Palin continues to dominate search engine queries, cable news and online video sites. The only American politician who generates comparable interest is President-elect Barack Obama. No one else is close.

Human Events named her the “Conservative of the Year”

PAC spokesman Sal Russo said they have received $2 million in donations for the ads, which will start running tomorrow in Alaska and will include a national buy. “We wanted to give Sarah Palin the reassurance that despite the critics, Americans by and large appreciated her service and want her to continue to be a voice.”
He said there was some “back and forth” about whether the political ad would air on the television networks. He said it would air on cable news outlets. In Alaska, the ad is airing in primetime Wednesday.

I can hear all the potential 2012 candidates saying to themselves…”I have no chance to secure the nomination if Palin runs”.


89 posted on 12/31/2008 11:05:10 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: Vermont Lt

*She might be OK in a few years, but most people are sick of her. I know I am.*

Too bad you are sick of a Conservative who has *star power”


90 posted on 12/31/2008 11:08:18 AM PST by CARepublicans
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To: CARepublicans

I was riding home in my car the night of the VP Debate. I am a staunch conservative and was a big fan of her. After about twenty minutes of listening to her, I had to change the station. It was painful to listen to. While I know she is not stupid at all, she sounded like someone that just fell off the truck.

She did not articulate her positions, she did not articulate the positions of her party. She looked great, and I am sure she is a nice person. I just personally could never find it in my soul to vote for her.


91 posted on 12/31/2008 11:18:25 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: Vermont Lt
She did not articulate her positions, she did not articulate the positions of her party.

Right. She was articulating the positions of the McCain Handlers.

My first political campaign was Goldwater. I've seen a lot of 'comers' pass thru the turnstyle over the years.

If she is allowed to be herself, this young woman will do just fine. She was hindered by the anal retentive McCain Handlers.

Romney and Huckabee have already got a lot of the really outstanding Caucus Organizers on retainer here in Iowa. I don't think it's too early for other candidates to begin organizing.

I was an early Fredhead. I'm not looking forward to another long Presidential Campaign. But I'll do whatever I can to toss a roadblock in front of Mitt and Huck. So, I'm going to find a Sarah Palin tshirt to wear on the beach in Florida in a couple of weeks.

92 posted on 12/31/2008 12:01:22 PM PST by Iowa Granny
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To: Iowa Granny

Oh, I am right beside you in stopping Mitt. I lived under him in MA for four years. Thanks, but no thanks to him.

I am “open” to Sarah, but I just think she needs to grow a bit. Turn the folksy into confident; turn the eye winks into cold stares when she needs to. THAT would convert me.

I am sorry to say that I dont have an alternative. I feel like when my wife asks me what I want for dinner and all I can say is what I don’t want. I know it sounds mean, but sometimes you are just hungry and don’t know what for.


93 posted on 12/31/2008 12:12:39 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I am not from Vermont. I lived there for four years and that was enough.)
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To: CARepublicans

Please.

It was gross sarcasm.

Ivy League credentials and Washington connections are a major liability in my book.


94 posted on 12/31/2008 12:24:18 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: TerP26
Sarah had her time in the spotlight and she failed

Those are the talking points of the liberals and the GOP (who want her off the radar, too conservative) and she was more successful than anyone except Obama.

That's why she must be marginalized before it's too late.

95 posted on 12/31/2008 12:32:12 PM PST by Syncro (Mi Tag Line)
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To: CARepublicans

Got anythying to compare with change.gov?


96 posted on 12/31/2008 12:56:19 PM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: CARepublicans; Extremely Extreme Extremist; exit82
Next time you decide to repeat your Keith Olbermann talking points on Sarah Palin, remember which national GOP candidate was stumping across Georgia for Senator Chambliss...

What's your point? That elections are just popularity contests? I won't vote for someone just because she's popular or because she has an (R) after her name...I did that in 2004, and Bush acted just like a Democrat.

Further, I don't watch Keith Olbermann. In fact, I had to Google the name to find out who the hell he is.

If you want me to support Palin, tell me what she stands for in concrete and certain terms rather than just exhorting me to drink the Kool-Aid and jump aboard the Palin cult bandwagon.

97 posted on 12/31/2008 5:33:14 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: CARepublicans

Thank you for posting that! I have signed on and am ready, willing and able to do my part!


98 posted on 01/01/2009 6:50:08 AM PST by Howie66 (To the RAT Party: How can I question your patriotism? You have none, so what's your point?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Next time you decide to repeat your Keith Olbermann talking points on Sarah Palin, remember which national GOP candidate was stumping across Georgia for Senator Chambliss...

**What’s your point? That elections are just popularity contests? I won’t vote for someone just because she’s popular or because she has an (R) after her name...I did that in 2004, and Bush acted just like a Democrat.**

And now you wish you had voted for Kerry instead?! LOL

Further, I don’t watch Keith Olbermann. In fact, I had to Google the name to find out who the hell he is.***

Another way of saying “liberal talking points”

If you want me to support Palin, tell me what she stands for in concrete and certain terms rather than just exhorting me to drink the Kool-Aid and jump aboard the Palin cult bandwagon.**

She happens to connect with PEOPLE ( in case you haven’t noticed)Let’s see.....80,000+ spectators show up in any kind of weather to see her..but if you are under Messiah BO spell, you wouldn’t have noticed it. Gov Palin is the closest thing to a conservative without baggage that we have and if you seriously need to KNOW more about her, sign up for the newsletter at www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Sarah Palin [HUMAN EVENTS talks to its “Conservative of the Year”]


99 posted on 01/01/2009 11:52:15 AM PST by CARepublicans (www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com)
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To: Vermont Lt

After about twenty minutes of listening to her, I had to change the station. It was painful to listen to. While I know she is not stupid at all, she sounded like someone that just fell off the truck.**

I think you got her mixed up with Tina Fey.

She did not articulate her positions, she did not articulate the positions of her party. She looked great, and I am sure she is a nice person. I just personally could never find it in my soul to vote for her.**

You are forgetting that the Republican Convention was the most watched Convention ever on TV because of Palin. Her speech even astounded the liberal pundits.

“Connecting with the people.
Telling it like it is.
Americans love the truth and plain talk.”

And that’s simply the way she is when she talks....

The Palin detractors are going to find out very fast exactly how much support she has at the grassroots level


100 posted on 01/01/2009 12:10:15 PM PST by CARepublicans (www.2012DraftSarahCommittee.com)
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