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Possible Running Mates for Sarah Palin in 2012 Presidential Election
Yahoo! News Weekend Edition ^ | February 13, 2011 | William Browning

Posted on 02/13/2011 1:38:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The race for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is becoming more concrete. GOP candidates made their pitches to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 10-12 and a straw poll of attendees was taken. The Washington Post reports Rep. Ron Paul of Texas won the poll, with about 30 percent of the 3,742 ballots cast.

The poll doesn't say much as not one candidate received more votes than the other. Some of the biggest news from the weekend came from former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin and she didn't even attend the conference. Palin hired former Bob Dole campaigner Michael Glassner as her chief of staff, signaling a possible run for the White House.

Now the speculation and discourse about Palin's politics will continue and gradually build to a formal announcement running for president (or not). Who would be Palin's ideal running mate should she win the Republican nomination? Here are some suggestions based upon traditional party tickets and even some like-minded individuals who would serve Republicans well in 2012.

Ron Paul would be ideal since he is from a southern state and can get a lot of voters in the huge Lone Star state. He could also galvanize more tea party voters and convince independents who lean to the right that Palin is a good idea. Paul will be 76 when the 2012 presidential election happens and then 80 when a potential first term is over. At least he'll only be vice president, but Paul will serve as a foil to Palin's youthful exuberance.

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina is an excellent choice for Palin....

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Florida; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina; US: Texas; US: Virginia
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To: ops33
I’m suggesting she would make a good running mate.

Thanks. I need to look up her record.

51 posted on 02/13/2011 2:21:39 PM PST by Palmetto Patriot (Just exactly when is the next Election?)
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To: Josh Painter

What planet has this ignorant Obama voter been living on?


They still think he’ll be running against Tina Fey. When she lays him out in the first debate, they’ll be stunned.


52 posted on 02/13/2011 2:23:44 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: Eva

“C-PAK had their own little coming out party last week and it wasn’t a pretty sight.”

Hehehehe


53 posted on 02/13/2011 2:27:23 PM PST by sjneuf
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To: paul544
I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.

You don't make much of an argument.

I think most people in Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Florida would vote for Palin/Christ over a Marxist and an idiot.

54 posted on 02/13/2011 2:35:45 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: paul544

“Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.”

Bad example! Jesus would be crucified all over again, this time at the hands of the peace loving liberals.


55 posted on 02/13/2011 2:47:08 PM PST by rj45mis
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To: paul544
I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.

So we have you as a maybe then?

56 posted on 02/13/2011 2:48:02 PM PST by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about politics.)
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To: paul544
I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.

Probably because more people hate Jesus Christ than they do Sarah Palin.

57 posted on 02/13/2011 2:49:18 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/Romney

Can’t wait to get the nasty posts.... lol


58 posted on 02/13/2011 2:55:59 PM PST by nikos1121 (Worst president in my lifetime by far.....)
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To: paul544

Actually, He’s going to be a consultant to the campaign. I think she considered offering Him the press-secretary slot, but decided against it, because He’d be whipping the gaggle all the time.


59 posted on 02/13/2011 2:57:53 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: paul544

She would be a great Secy of Defense or State, but if she is President, it would be a daily fight with everything she says. To me she is a female John Bolten, and he is one of my most favorite people. He has Big Ones and so does Sarah. I just don’t think we want to spend so much time fighting her every word in the press.


60 posted on 02/13/2011 2:58:13 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/DeMint


61 posted on 02/13/2011 2:58:13 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 3niner

Looks like she’s going to sit back and not announce her candidacy till the end.

There is no way she will sit out and not have her opinion heard.

But would be smart to allow a grand swell for her, make people think that she’s not going to enter, then
Bang, she enters.

There will be a spirited debate all aimed at Obama.

I like the idea of Christy in the mix. Christy/Palin?


62 posted on 02/13/2011 3:00:11 PM PST by nikos1121 (Worst president in my lifetime by far.....)
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To: Crim

Oh, HE** yes.


63 posted on 02/13/2011 3:00:24 PM PST by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Palin / The Rent is Too Damn High

Palin / West

Palin / Bachmann


64 posted on 02/13/2011 3:00:35 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MY PREFERENCES:

Sarah PALIN – President
John BOLTON – VP

Steve Forbes – Sec. of State
General Patraeus – Sec. of Defense
Mark Levin – Attorney General
Thomas Sowell – Sec. of Treasury
Jan Brewer – Sec. of Homeland Security

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Merge with Defense
Dept. of Interior – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Commerce – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Transportation – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Agriculture – Merge with Treasury

Dept. of Education – ABOLISH
Dept. of Energy – ABOLISH
Dept. of Labor – ABOLISH
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development – ABOLISH

65 posted on 02/13/2011 3:00:47 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MY PREFERENCES:

Sarah PALIN – President
John BOLTON – VP

Steve Forbes – Sec. of State
General Patraeus – Sec. of Defense
Mark Levin – Attorney General
Thomas Sowell – Sec. of Treasury
Jan Brewer – Sec. of Homeland Security

Dept. of Veteran Affairs – Merge with Defense
Dept. of Interior – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Commerce – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Transportation – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Health & Human Services – Merge with Treasury
Dept. of Agriculture – Merge with Treasury

Dept. of Education – ABOLISH
Dept. of Energy – ABOLISH
Dept. of Labor – ABOLISH
Dept. of Housing & Urban Development – ABOLISH

66 posted on 02/13/2011 3:00:54 PM PST by leprechaun9
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To: Crim

I agree. Adding West to the ticket will peel off some of the votes oblunder would get just because he’s black. Not to mention he’s a damn good man.


67 posted on 02/13/2011 3:01:55 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: nikos1121

Christie has problems.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2669918/posts


68 posted on 02/13/2011 3:03:05 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s a thought. Palin/Congresswoman Giffords. Imagine the ulcers epidemic that one would produce. lol


69 posted on 02/13/2011 3:03:59 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: toddausauras
There was an incident in Iraq. He had to retire.
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You read the reported “incident”. correct? Then why didn't you recount it here instead of implying he was forced to retire. We who are conservative, already know of Col. West's bravery and character on behalf of his men during his tour in Iraq. In point of fact , his extracting intelligence by firing his side arm in proximity to a captured terrorist saved soldiers under his command and showed he put his men's welfare over his own. If things get worse in the middle east and the Islamic terrorism front as they already are, Col. West's behavior in Iraq will become an asset in a campaign. Your comments sir are disingenuous and reveal more about your character than Col. West's.

70 posted on 02/13/2011 3:08:16 PM PST by photodawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/ Cain


71 posted on 02/13/2011 3:11:47 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Lazamataz
I nominate Laz!

(I trust Todd would keep him in line...)

Cheers!

72 posted on 02/13/2011 3:12:08 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: paul544
I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.

Kings don't need elections.

Cheers!

73 posted on 02/13/2011 3:13:07 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: paul544

LOL. I agree. Hope you didn’t get too flamed by the Palinistas.


74 posted on 02/13/2011 3:15:50 PM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: paul544

“I like Sara but, if she runs, Jesus Christ could be her running mate and it wouldn’t help.”

If she doesn’t run or get the nomination, it will be because nobody in GOP leadership has had the nads to stand up for her under the relentless and unprecedented hate barrage of leftwing idiots. She is constantly having to defend herself because of that. To me that is an unconscionable dereliction of duty by GOP leadership.

The mindset installed by the Stepford Wives media is that you are a laughable clown if you actually think Palin is a viable candidate and all lackeys will be ready to make fun of you. So go ahead and fold your tent because you are embarrassed. The rest of us know that we owe her for the gumption and leadership she is providing. For those who make fun of her, we will give them the Hawaiian good luck sign.


75 posted on 02/13/2011 3:24:42 PM PST by secondamendmentkid
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Assuming she does run, she has a whole lot of established Republicans she will have to defeat starting with the Iowa GOP Debate which will probably have 8 to 14 candidate on the same stage. Its going to be tough with the media already lining up to defeat her with headlines early.

If she can beat the establishment, and can withstand the media attacks, then lets talk about her running mate.

76 posted on 02/13/2011 3:40:03 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Someone who is a strong conservative but not holding an already influential position. That means DeMint, Paul, Bachmann would be better for the movement where they are.

I think Bolton would be perfect.


77 posted on 02/13/2011 3:41:59 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: samantha

Yes we all want two conservatives, but how realistic is it to imagine? Gov. Palin has a record of being able to work with moderates and democrats, so choosing a more moderate VP, as Reagan did, if needed might be a possibility to unite the party. What we know about her is that she values loyalty and honesty very highly. She will not pick anyone who has been backstabbing her. That puts Romney out. Huckabee can’t afford the pay cut. Republican voters will want a VP with some leadership creds and may want a VP with more foreign policy experience than Palin. This is why Obama chose Biden. We know that Biden is a bubble off plumb, but democrats saw him as very experienced in the Senate and in foreign policy. (Never mind that all of his opinions were wrong.)People that had questions about Obama could rely that reliably wrong Biden would be there to bolster him on foreign affairs. This would rule out T-Paw and Bachmann, Rubio and West. Huntsman’s work in the Obama administration would probably rule him out. Still in the mix are Newt and Giuliani. Newt is smart as a whip and very knowledgeable about the working of Congress, but has the political instinct of a rock. If given a project, he could probably accomplish it as well as anyone, but when it comes to deciding the right thing to do, he comes up short. Giuliani is a proven leader, a corruption fighter, and has been consistent in his support of Gov. Palin even though his views differ from hers on the social issues. He is a popular speaker and presents himself well in interviews. He has limited experience in foreign affairs and he would get opposition from many conservatives.

My conclusion is that her choice may be none of the above. Which one of them would have the stamina to run a high energy campaign and not slow the tempo? The VP candidate will need to be acceptable to the TEA party audience so expect to see the people who want to be considered showing up at lots of TEA party events.


78 posted on 02/13/2011 3:45:51 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: excopconservative

What about DeMint? He’s conservative and from the South.

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/jim_demint.htm


79 posted on 02/13/2011 3:50:56 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: VRWCTexan

It’s too bad you missed Herman Cain, then


80 posted on 02/13/2011 3:57:10 PM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: Revolting cat!

81 posted on 02/13/2011 4:03:30 PM PST by rfp1234 (Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!)
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To: tatown

“Unfortunately, I agree”

great, you are both under the spell of the dominant liberal media. now, goose step.


82 posted on 02/13/2011 4:07:17 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/Ryan 2012


83 posted on 02/13/2011 4:11:14 PM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: stickywillie

I would be willing to bet you anything you want to bet that she won’t/can’t win. She has been poisoned. While neither of us like it, it is the reality we face. All one has to do is take a poll of fellow freepers to see that her support has fallen, even among her most ardent supporters.


84 posted on 02/13/2011 4:15:39 PM PST by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: trisham

What about DeMint? He’s conservative and from the South.


Sounds good here, but he wouldn’t add anything vote-wise. She already has the conservatives and the GOP will win the south regardless. If geography is a consideration, I would be looking at Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, or Iowa, maybe a popular governor or former governor. Remember we picked up the governorships in PA, OH, MI,WI,IA, and NM in 2010. The state legislatures flipped to Republican in OH and PA. The media wants us to forget that. They also want us to forget the effectiveness of Gov. Palin and the TEA party. FL and VA will be in the GOP column in 2012 and if you add OH and PA, Obama is toast. A VP candidate from one of those states (OH or PA) might ice the deal. John Kasich might be in the right place at the right time.


85 posted on 02/13/2011 4:16:24 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: RichInOC

Good looin’ also (Steyn)


86 posted on 02/13/2011 4:17:47 PM PST by altura
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To: excopconservative

OK. That makes sense. I’ll have to look into Kasich. I’ve never heard of him.


87 posted on 02/13/2011 4:19:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: diverteach

A lot of people seem to feel that a black VP would gain Sarah some black votes.

Respectfully disagree.

Black conservatives do not attract blacks, as far as I can tell.


88 posted on 02/13/2011 4:22:18 PM PST by altura
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To: tatown
Malarkey.

BTW, even though my signup is only a couple of months before yours, I don't remember seeing you before.

Concern much?

89 posted on 02/13/2011 4:23:48 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Indeed. For this democratic operative to suggest Palin needs help in Texas or among Tea-Party Americans, shows that his article is not more than TP for the bathroom.

Rubio would be an interesting choice though.

90 posted on 02/13/2011 4:24:28 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: tatown

I don’t agree. The same was said about Reagan. If Sarah runs, voters will come out of the woodwork like never before. The attacks are making her stonger. Her brief history as governor of Alaska displays more good works than the others combined. Hide and watch.


91 posted on 02/13/2011 4:30:59 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

92 posted on 02/13/2011 4:33:21 PM PST by Lando Lincoln
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To: STONEWALLS
nevermind trying to find a Reaganesque candidate....we need a Nixon...a real hard baller

Reagan led the USSR to implode, lowered taxes and created a time of great prosperity. Nixon made friends with China so that today they make all our stuff. He instituted wage and price controls, a 55mph speed limit, created the EPA, lost the Vietnam war, committed federal crimes, got impeached, and resigned in disgrace. He inspired generations of narcissists to go into news reporting destroying the profession of journalism. Nothing good for America resulted from the hardball RINO Nixon.

93 posted on 02/13/2011 4:36:10 PM PST by Reeses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s not going to be popular around here, but Romney may have to be Bush to Palin’s Reagan.


94 posted on 02/13/2011 4:37:18 PM PST by WinOne4TheGipper ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." Ronald Reagan.)
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To: grey_whiskers

It’s hard to see me if you’ve got your head up your @ss.


95 posted on 02/13/2011 4:44:51 PM PST by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: justsaynomore

I like Cain a lot - personally I would like to see him on ticket as VP


96 posted on 02/13/2011 4:46:26 PM PST by VRWCTexan (Those who forget history, are doomed to repeat it !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A campaign volunteer for Obama giving advice to Palin? Do the opposite of what he says and all will be good.


97 posted on 02/13/2011 4:47:12 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: stickywillie

Reagan was a once in a 100-year type leader. To even suggest that Palin is a Reagan is just plain silly. Just go back and listen to some of Reagan’s speeches and it will quickly become obvious that she isn’t even close.


98 posted on 02/13/2011 4:47:42 PM PST by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin/Cain


99 posted on 02/13/2011 4:51:17 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: stickywillie
great, you are both under the spell of the dominant liberal media. now, goose step.

That is rich. Palinites fail to realize that her negatives with independents is 60% solid. Keep drinking the koolaid bucko.....

100 posted on 02/13/2011 4:53:02 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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