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Sarah Palin rolling over Mitt Romney
The Boston Herald ^ | June 2, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 06/01/2011 10:28:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Her strategy of not revealing the stops on her “one nation” tour? Crazy brilliant. Who needs a campaign kickoff when you can get a week’s worth of attention hiding on a bus.

Romney, meanwhile, will be lucky to get a few hours of the spotlight with the more traditional “I’m running for president” speech today. The former Massachusetts governor has been running for years, anyway, so it’s barely even news. The only news will be how much Palin disrupts Romney’s event by coming to New Hampshire at the same time.

Palin seems to understand what other candidates don’t right now. The 2012 campaign is going to be driven mostly by Internet buzz and social media, not scripted speeches and the network news.

Palin uses Twitter to communicate. Romney uses PowerPoint. I’m pretty sure Newt Gingrich still uses a slide projector.

The former Alaska governor also isn’t afraid to mix it up with her rivals, and the dreaded mainstream media. This strategy also ensures she will dominate the race, until or unless she gets out (and I don’t think she will).

Romney is polite, sometimes to a fault. The only way you can tell he’s angry is if his hair is a little mussed. He’s so formal, he thinks taking his tie off is crazy.

It should be interesting today.

With Palin in Boston and heading for the Granite State, it’s likely she will say something about Romney, and it probably won’t be to compliment his leadership on health care.

So Mitt might as well do something unexpected, like maybe call off his speech and visit with storm victims in Massachusetts.

That would really throw off Sarah.

But long term, there is a way for Romney to overcome the obsession with Sarah: Wait it out. He’s not going to outdazzle her, so his best hope for getting nominated is to let Palin and the others mess up (and they will).

If enough Republicans get scared off by Sarah, Newt and the rest, they will turn to good old reliable Mitt.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: 2012; backstabberromney; battenfeld4romney; battenfeldprrep; bostonherald; goingrogue; herald4nytimes; herald4obama; herald4romney; heraldvsthepeople; massachusetts; newhampshire; nicollewallace; obama; onenation; palin; payback4backstabber; payback4saboteur; revengeissweet; romney; romneycare; romneysabotage; saboteurromney; sarahpalin
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The only way Milt gets the nomination is conservatives staying home and Democrats & lefty independents voting in our primaries.
1 posted on 06/01/2011 10:28:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“So Mitt might as well do something unexpected, like maybe call off his speech and visit with storm victims in Massachusetts. “

That has to be the most backhanded ‘compliment’ I have seen in years.

What kind of person does that make Romney that visiting victims is an ‘unexpected’ move?

BWAAAAAA!!!!!!


2 posted on 06/01/2011 10:32:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He could always BUY it


3 posted on 06/01/2011 10:33:36 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (GOP 2012: A "Coronation?!" Man, you've got another think coming. This prized thing will be *EARNED*.)
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If enough Republicans get scared off by Sarah, Newt and the rest, they will turn to good old reliable Mitt.

This has got to be the first time I've ever heard of a Flip Flopper being called reliable.

4 posted on 06/01/2011 10:35:00 PM PDT by Doofer
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To: AmericanInTokyo

L O L !


5 posted on 06/01/2011 10:36:25 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.”

Ronald Reagan


6 posted on 06/01/2011 10:38:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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When's Mitt gonna give an honest speech about Joe Smith? Serious, we need to know where planet Kolob is.

That'll put the kaibosh on ever running again.

7 posted on 06/01/2011 10:39:40 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What these idiots don’t understand is that Palin is a COMPETITOR. A competitor who of course is going to do an early summer bus tour and suck the air out from the rest of the candidates. My prediction is that Palin will announce her candidacy live at Cowboy Stadium or the National Mall either shortly after the 4th of July or on August 29th when she was introduced to the world 3 years before.


8 posted on 06/01/2011 10:40:53 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But long term, there is a way for Romney to overcome the obsession with Sarah: Wait it out.

I like that advice. Just really wait it out Mitt...until 2020.

9 posted on 06/01/2011 10:41:44 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Norm Lenhart

If the victims were in a gated community of mansions or at a hedge fund, maybe. But regular folks??


10 posted on 06/01/2011 10:42:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Pardon me Mr. Justlostmyhouseinatornado, but do you have any Grey Poop=On?”

Yup, sounds about Mittish ;)


11 posted on 06/01/2011 10:44:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is so sweet, considering what Romney’s staff did to Palin after they joined McCain’s campaign in 2008, and thereafter!


12 posted on 06/01/2011 10:48:42 PM PDT by GlockLady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How laughable is passing off Mitt as ‘We the People’?

Old big gov’t mitt days are over - but he can run against barry on the lib ticket. Then possibly he can face SARAH face to face and his hair falls. Wuss!


13 posted on 06/01/2011 10:49:43 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hear that Sarah can pull this off with “new media” and Mitt will rely on money. I’m sure that the answer is somewhere in between but I’m not yet sold that facebook beats money and I don’t think that Obama is going that route either.


14 posted on 06/01/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT by byteback
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“they will turn to good old reliable Mitt.”

****

The only thing reliable about Mittens is his intent to be President. He will say anything to get the nomination.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 10:50:52 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Barack was Mohammed's horse. Obama is a horse's back side.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m pretty sure Newt Gingrich still uses a slide projector.”

THAT was funny.


16 posted on 06/01/2011 10:53:49 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN

Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama isn't!

66:12

17 posted on 06/01/2011 10:57:20 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You nailed it. She is competitive, and they forget because she is also nice. Her high school basketball coach nicknamed her “Barracuda” for a reason I suppose.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 10:59:34 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What’s with the class warfare? There’s nothing conservative about that kind of rhetoric; being successful is a good thing. The Reagans lived in gated Bel-Air or at their Santa Barbara ranch; I don’t think that made RR any less of a great or down-to-earth man.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 10:59:49 PM PDT by americanophile (Still hoping for Paul Ryan...I will take the best I can get.)
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To: americanophile

RR was an everyman that happened to live behind a gate. MR is a political man living behind anything that gets him elected.


20 posted on 06/01/2011 11:06:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If enough Republicans get scared off by Sarah, Newt and the rest, they will turn to good old reliable Mitt.

What's scarier? What Sarah says or what Mitt won't say [Mittcare = Obamacare]?

21 posted on 06/01/2011 11:06:49 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Norm Lenhart
Cute, but it's an ad hominem and doesn't address my comment about so called conservatives engaging in class warfare. That's BS Progressive talk.
22 posted on 06/01/2011 11:11:55 PM PDT by americanophile (Still hoping for Paul Ryan...I will take the best I can get.)
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To: americanophile

I wasn’t attacking the wealthy, per se, but elitists like Myth. I’ve never been offered a job by a poor man.


23 posted on 06/01/2011 11:12:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: byteback

Mitt had more money in 2008 than anybody, even dipping into his on pockets and still couldnt beat “ very little money” huckleberry and old man McCain - money is needed but is really crucial for getting out the message for lesser unknown tier candidates, Sarah is the message and drives her star power over the Internet and Tv by her name alone 2 to 1 over anybody else in politics other than Obama

So while money is important in running, if you don’t have that “IT” factor, you ain’t going anywhere!


24 posted on 06/01/2011 11:12:10 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: americanophile

Well, MR is a effete snob so I don’t see a problem mocking that aspect of his personality. That’s reality. No lib BS needed.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 11:14:19 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Glad to hear that. What constitues an elitist anyway? I hear that alot on FR these days.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 11:16:01 PM PDT by americanophile (Still hoping for Paul Ryan...I will take the best I can get.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
when you can get a week’s worth of attention hiding on a bus.

That was the first hint that the Jornolista was whistling past the graveyard. Shut up Mit bot.
27 posted on 06/01/2011 11:17:12 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: americanophile

People who think they know what’s best for the little people. That fits Milt, Barry, Lindseed and a ton of other folks. It’s not limited to the Democratic party. The Beltway bandits, Pelosi, and lots of others, like George Will, Karl Rove, Dr. Krauthammer and most other jourbalists also fit the bill.


28 posted on 06/01/2011 11:22:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There are few Republicans I dislike more than Mitt Romney. I am sickened every time I read he is leading a poll.


29 posted on 06/01/2011 11:25:12 PM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
mittens
30 posted on 06/01/2011 11:25:55 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Announcing you are running for President is NOT NEWS..

NOT announcing you are running for President IS NEWS..

Eating clams at a Clambake while not running for President
can be very political..


31 posted on 06/01/2011 11:26:30 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin uses Twitter to communicate. Romney uses PowerPoint. I’m pretty sure Newt Gingrich still uses a slide projector.

and 0bambi uses crayons.

32 posted on 06/01/2011 11:28:29 PM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I see.


33 posted on 06/01/2011 11:30:57 PM PDT by americanophile (Still hoping for Paul Ryan...I will take the best I can get.)
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To: americanophile

Do you really? Are we to ignore the fact that a candidate for the highest office in the land places himself on a higher pedestal than the people he serves and we the people are just to shut the hell up and not call him/and those following a similar philosophy on it because that would be ‘class warfare?

Please. Not in this or any other lifetime.


34 posted on 06/01/2011 11:34:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

okey dokey.


35 posted on 06/01/2011 11:36:11 PM PDT by americanophile (Still hoping for Paul Ryan...I will take the best I can get.)
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To: americanophile

You forgot smokey and pokey ;)


36 posted on 06/01/2011 11:37:37 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elitism is like porn: I can’t exactly define, but I know it when I see it. Mitt has it.


37 posted on 06/01/2011 11:40:18 PM PDT by healy61
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To: Norm Lenhart; americanophile

And last, but not least, artichokey.


38 posted on 06/01/2011 11:44:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There’s a Bore in the Wood
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDOykmey7-I
Palin vs Romney


39 posted on 06/02/2011 12:04:56 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats voting in our primaries will be a gigantic problem this time around. Since the de-facto is Obummer, there is no real reason to vote in the primaries, so they will surely try to nominate who they want to run against in ours. Why oh Why do we allow democrats into our primaries?


40 posted on 06/02/2011 12:31:20 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Doofer

if a liberal think mitt romney is reliable, then we should be worried


41 posted on 06/02/2011 1:18:02 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: americanophile

There’s a difference between elitist and elite.

Elitist is a belief system. An elitist believes that someone who went to Harvard is smarter, and therefore a better candidate, than someone who went to a state school.

Elite is the person who went to Harvard.

There are more elitists than elites, and not all elites are necessarily elitist. You could be a Harvard grad who decided to be a farmer who likes small town life.


42 posted on 06/02/2011 1:59:41 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: americanophile

“What constitues an elitist anyway?”

I dunno. Wut duz constitues mean?


43 posted on 06/02/2011 2:33:30 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope she doesn’t get any Romney on her shoes . . .


44 posted on 06/02/2011 2:52:39 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The author is an a$$hole and a liar.

Joe Battenfeld (RomneyBOT and ObamaBOT):
"Her strategy of not revealing the stops on her
“one nation” tour? Crazy brilliant.
Who needs a campaign kickoff
when you can get a week’s worth
of attention hiding on a bus."



Liar Battenfeld of the Boston Herald (RomneyBOT with Howie Carr)

has falsely reported she was in her van,
nowhere to be seen. With others in the Press,
Battenfeld (LIAR, Boston Herald) has fabricated that
she and Americans had created a "dangerous traffic situation
( their parlance for 'did not obey us and drop out for Mitt').

THE REAL DEAL -
With Battenfeld, the Press hid in their vans awaiting orders from the DNC,
Obama and Romney.


Romney attacking Gov. Palin ---- for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



45 posted on 06/02/2011 3:46:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: byteback

Well as things get worse for people that money will be a liability. It’s the monied Ivy Leaguers that brought us to this point and people know it.


46 posted on 06/02/2011 4:03:38 AM PDT by MCF
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To: americanophile

Your correct, but people know the difference between hitting a home run and being walked in from third.


47 posted on 06/02/2011 4:08:05 AM PDT by MCF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe Mitt Romney will win the New Hampshire primary easily.

Those Yankees up there in their little piss-ant state are hardly Republicans and certainly not Conservatives.

Go haed Republicans stick to Romney and watch Obama win another 4 years.


48 posted on 06/02/2011 4:23:52 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Doofer
This has got to be the first time I've ever heard of a Flip Flopper being called reliable.

He reliably flip-flops!

49 posted on 06/02/2011 4:27:54 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If enough Republicans get scared off by Sarah, Newt and the rest, they will turn to good old reliable Mitt.

ROTFLMAOPIMP!!! That's because only someone steeped in the intellectual resources of the almighty Northeast can save America now! You 'people' in the south and midwest just need to get with the program.

50 posted on 06/02/2011 4:31:05 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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