Skip to comments.Sarah Palin rolling over Mitt Romney
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 weeks worth of attention hiding on a bus.
Romney, meanwhile, will be lucky to get a few hours of the spotlight with the more traditional Im running for president speech today. The former Massachusetts governor has been running for years, anyway, so its barely even news. The only news will be how much Palin disrupts Romneys event by coming to New Hampshire at the same time.
Palin seems to understand what other candidates dont 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. Im pretty sure Newt Gingrich still uses a slide projector.
The former Alaska governor also isnt 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 dont think she will).
Romney is polite, sometimes to a fault. The only way you can tell hes angry is if his hair is a little mussed. Hes 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, its likely she will say something about Romney, and it probably wont 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. Hes 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.
“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?
He could always BUY it
This has got to be the first time I've ever heard of a Flip Flopper being called reliable.
L O L !
“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.”
That'll put the kaibosh on ever running again.
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.
I like that advice. Just really wait it out Mitt...until 2020.
If the victims were in a gated community of mansions or at a hedge fund, maybe. But regular folks??
“Pardon me Mr. Justlostmyhouseinatornado, but do you have any Grey Poop=On?”
Yup, sounds about Mittish ;)
It is so sweet, considering what Romney’s staff did to Palin after they joined McCain’s campaign in 2008, and thereafter!
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!
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.
“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.
“Im pretty sure Newt Gingrich still uses a slide projector.”
THAT was funny.
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama isn't!
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.
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.
RR was an everyman that happened to live behind a gate. MR is a political man living behind anything that gets him elected.
What's scarier? What Sarah says or what Mitt won't say [Mittcare = Obamacare]?
I wasn’t attacking the wealthy, per se, but elitists like Myth. I’ve never been offered a job by a poor man.
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!
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.
Glad to hear that. What constitues an elitist anyway? I hear that alot on FR these days.
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.
There are few Republicans I dislike more than Mitt Romney. I am sickened every time I read he is leading a poll.
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..
and 0bambi uses crayons.
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.
You forgot smokey and pokey ;)
Elitism is like porn: I can’t exactly define, but I know it when I see it. Mitt has it.
And last, but not least, artichokey.
There’s a Bore in the Wood
Palin vs Romney
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?
if a liberal think mitt romney is reliable, then we should be worried
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.
“What constitues an elitist anyway?”
I dunno. Wut duz constitues mean?
I hope she doesn’t get any Romney on her shoes . . .
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 weeks 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."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins 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 Romneys 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 Wallaces husband."
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.
Your correct, but people know the difference between hitting a home run and being walked in from third.
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.
He reliably flip-flops!
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.