Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Sarah Palin a better king maker than GOP candidate
Posted on 05/13/2011 6:17:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Mark Steyn says he has a soft spot for Tim Pawlenty and believes he may be the last man standing to challenge Obama in 2012. He also says Newt wont be President and that Trump isnt conservative and trashes his demonization of China as the single source of all that ails us.
As for Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin, Steyn says he wouldnt advise them to enter the field of 2012 GOP candidates. He says Sarah Palin would make a better king-maker and Huckabee should stick with his successful Fox News show.
I agree. If she doesn’t run she’s yesterday’s phenomenon. The ‘kingmaker’ meme is patronizing.
What kind of reply is that?
Long before Dinesh D'Souza wrote his book, I had little Barry nailed....in the same way.
What I did, in my post, was to show what the reality is and what we're all up against.
Beating Obama won't be easy, but Palin can; none of the others, already in/toying with the idea, can't.
So what if she loses......it's the trying that counts,as it is now or never for her. So if she doesn't run, who cares what she has to say?
Never mind, there's NO chance he'll get the nomination, but that one example, blows your entire post to bits.
Many on that list, as I've shown, are as bad or worse than Obama and believe me, Obama is,IMNSHO, a monster!
Exactly so !
To 149 - Uh-oh
Yes, a rather impolitic post, to say the least.
Pawlenty thought “Minnesota nice” would guarantee a fair and accurate recount. Thanks for Senator Franken. Lightweight.
That doesn't count the Blue Dogs who support Tea Party's goals, but who shy from the candor required to thus label themselves with polsters.
Might be over 70%.
Bottom line, GOP + Tea = way over 50%, and that's all they need for a slaughter in Nove '12. Factor in that the GO/Tea will be far more energized for this cycle than the disenfranchised Obots. Include the fact that no GOP candidate can win without Tea Party support, and that the vast majority of Tea Party voters represent the strong core of Palin's most rabid base, et voila!
I win, and you're a runny poopy pants booger.
If you truly hate the having Obama and his minions in power... after the primary and the smoke has cleared from the GOP battleground... you would crawl on your bloodied knees to support the candidate left standing to unseat this pretender.
On Palin... we agree... on the not voting or sitting out if she isn’t in... I don’t.
Ron Paul will never make it through the primaries.
What are you his posse?
Not at all, to say the most!
Sorry... this post has me imagining you cowering in fear of nopardons?????
I used to post that here, every single primary/election cycle; however, NOT NOW! There are far too many absolutely dreadful, as bad as Obama/some worse runners this time around, which I did a rather quick list of and you poo pooed/senselessly called me an "Obama lover" over.
There is just NO WAY IN HELL that I'm going to vote for Romney/Newt/Daniels/Pawlenty/Paul/Cain/Christy/name-that-toon!
But YOU said "anyone" and Paul's "anyone"!
Oh yes, at all and I have no posse. You need to try to figure out some things, pretty fast, here, as you are embarrassing yourself.
That doesn't make sense. Please explain why you say this. What's your rationale, or, what am I missing?this, something's wrong with your ears.
Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.
No of course it doesn’t.
But a lot of her perceived influence comes from the recognition that she is a possible presidential contender.
One of the reasons the left fears her because they perceive her as a threat.
It's quite fair. I was a Palin supporter before most people on this forum even heard of her. But the few times I tried to have a reasoned discussion about her as a politician I was flamed big time - called all sorts of unkind names.
I love Sarah Palin, but I won't drink the Kool Aid. The worst flames came when I pointed out that she is NOT a Ronald Reagan. By the time Reagan ran for president he had FOUR successful careers under his belt.
I probably shouldn't continue this conversation. The last time I discussed Sarah I was nearly banned from Freerepublic, which gives you some kind of idea of the sentiments of the Mods.
Okay, does the name ALLEN KEYES ring a bell?
A black GOP candidate, against Obama, isn't the way to go. It won't garner more of the black vote, for the GOP, and sets up the "Uncle Tom"/race traitor hustle.
And then there is the simple fact that Cain isn't going to be the GOP nominee.
If Hillary were the DEM candidate, it would take a woman to beat her. WHY ? Because of the tactics she's used against men. But she's done;stick a fork in her.
But against Obama? Not a black person, not an older, Southern white man, and most assuredly not a lackluster, spineless RINO ! It all has to do with the look and sound of things and how the DEMS can twist things.
You embarrass yourself. Your defensive attitude says it all.
So basically... choice of “this crop of pygmies” vs. Obama... you will allow Obama a second term. I understand you completely.
Suggesting that someone is a sexist merely because they don't support your favored candidate makes you sound like a total leftist baby.
Sorry... I love Mark Steyn, but he is wrong on this one.
Oh my.........projection much? You really do take the cake!
There isn't a candidate, now named, or thought of, outside of Palin, who has a chance against wee Barry. Most are boring,spineless dolts, some are just KOOKS, a few are extremely damaged goods, some have almost no to middling experience, an d some are combinations of that list plus more.
But since you have taken umbrage with my posts, instead of just calling me names, why don't you at least attempt to prove my points wrong? I dare you...........I DOUBLE DOG DARE YA !
You need to wake up and smell the coffee FRiend. Instead of trading imbecilic put downs, perhaps you should explore your options if Palin is not nominated or does not run. It seems from what you have stated here, that you would allow Obama to be re-elected. Now that is immature to say the least and disastrous to this country if it were to happen... all because you think on some off-chance that Ron Paul may be the nominee, which is highly unlikely. So how about being truthful and realistic about what is happening here, instead of crying “neener neener” and running back behind your Mommy’s skirt?
Gee I must be psychic... my post at 180 pretty much addresses your childishness.
You just want to flame me, so go ahead, as you glaringly ignore all of the salient points I've posted to this thread. That's okay, you're the one who is looking ridiculous;not to mention giving the rest of us many a hearty laugh at your expense!
LOL LOL LOL
Oh goody... another response from you.
Great response. I particularly liked the addition of the extra LOL... LOL!
Not a bad line up except Bolton for Sec State. Ryan for VP. He’d be Pres of the Senate.
It's as simple as that.
Okay.. I understand your frustration with this game.. but it seems that is the hand we are dealt... UNLESS we see Americans stand up and strongly push forward a new agenda and a new conservative ideal... It's not happening right now, unless Palin jumps in and then it may. If Palin is NOT the nominee, I will vote for ANYONE BUT OBAMA!!! I will not WASTE my opportunity to vote against this SOB. I am sorry you don't agree and have chosen to go scorched earth over your point of view.. but the fact is.. four more years of OBAMA and we all are completely SCREWED.
LOL,LOL,LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL..............*SMIRK*
LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL, LOL...........*snark*
Pinky is that you? Brain wants you to come home now... it’s after your curfew.
Look up the meaning of the word "ideologue"; apparently you don't know it, as you've used the word incorrectly.
Fine, please DO vote for anyone but Obama! Go work tirelessly for the GOP nominee and by all means, donate just about every penny you posess to that campaign. Of course it doesn't matter one iota, WHO it'll be, because after all, it won't be Obama. *smirk*
LOL,LOL, LOL, LOL.............because you don’t deserve anything other than being laughed at.
Glad that you support Palin. BUT....You give Palin supporters a bad rap. No wonder we have to take so much flak, it’s because of people like you. You really need to grow up and realize that this is not a game of one-ups-man-ship. This is our country, our future.... so grow-up and learn to do more than stick your waggly tongue out at those you don’t agree with. I support Sarah Palin if she chooses to run, but will also support anything that ends up against OBAMA.... sorry... I want this idiot out of the Presidency. Apparently that is NOT your goal. So we disagree... so put your kool-aid stained tongue back in your mouth... stand up and act your age. I have a Grand-nephew who behaves better than you and can actually hold a conversation without reverting to toddler-tactics. You could learn a lot from him.
Again..your post tells me you don’t care if Obama is re-elected. So just who are you working for?
Im with you and Steyn.
And I dont understand the those who are saying she should be Energy Secretary instead either. All she did here as gov was raise taxes on oil companies to the point that they are drilling no new wells on state land, gave $500 million to a Canadian company for a gas pipeline that is never going to be built, and declare an even more stupid than usual unmeetable renewable energy goal of the type every lefty pol is so hot on (50% by 2025.)
When she resigned from her elected office in AK, in reaction immediately after the speech on FOX, Krauthammer suggested she do exactly what she has done successfully. He said in 10 years or even by 2016 the resignation wouldn't be as much a hindrance to seeking higher office but said for 2012 it'd be a killer.
Pawlenty didn't serve in Vietnam because he was born in 1960. That war was over when he was in his early teens.
You’ll never reach the “true believers” with facts.
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