Skip to comments.'I can win a national election': Palin insists she could be prez, won't reveal if she's going to run
Posted on 07/10/2011 4:31:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin has long refused to reveal whether or not she will run for president in next year's election. But today the former Alaska governor has revealed if she doesn't, it certainly won't be from a lack of confidence.
In an interview, the Tea Party favourite said she believes she can win a presidential election - but still refused to be drawn on whether she will launch White House campaign.
Appearing on the front cover of Newsweek for the fifth time in three years, she said: 'I believe that I can win a national election.
'I'm not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around. But I do believe I can win.'
It's the latest hint she may still run. The comments follow a campaign-style bus tour and, most recently, the premiere of a documentary about her life, The Undefeated, in the key election state of Iowa. Despite not having declared her candidacy, she has 16 per cent of Republican support according to the latest Gallup poll, and is second only to Mitt Romney, on 24 per cent.....
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Chris Matthews will be going into overdrive ...
>>She’s not playing the jourbalists game, she is doing things her way. <<
The question is, is her way an effective way?
We all enjoy tweaking the MSM’s nose. But, as you know I have asked int he past, is this a good strategy (not the tweaking, the playing coy)?
This could either be a 200 MPH blast past the grandstand to the checkered flag or a major crackup that takes other cars out, with shrapnel and tires hurting people in the stands as well.
I’ll say this — she doesn’t leave much between the two.
Oh, uh — IMHO. YMMV.
I can easily vote for her again.
I agree with Palin. I do not think our candidate has to be "ONLY SARAH." There are several good candidates and potential candidates out there. I would support Palin or just about any other Republican over Obama.
Rogue mama grizzlies can really make life rough for the metrosexual, girlymen “journalists” in Barry’s state run “media”. If she does decide to run, she can count on my support and my vote. I’m just waiting for her to say it’s time to go!
IMO, it would be a cake walk. GOOOOOO, Sarah !!!!!!!!!!!!
Messrs. Romney and Huntsman are Barack Obama in white. Other than that, I don’t have much problem with any of them.
I think the Arizona Peoples’ Republic comic book has already promised Kyl’s seat to Giffords and/or her husband.
How about Senator Todd Palin of AZ and President Sarah Palin?
That would fry the AZ Socialist Republic’s cookies, now wouldn’t it?
...is this a good strategy (not the tweaking, the playing coy)?
Not that I'm an expert on strategy, but given that the election is 17 months away, and the GOP convention more than a year, it seems to me that a lot of people are getting really, really (over)exposed.
She certainly doesn't need the name recognition, and when and if she decides to run, the money will pour in.
Further, I don't doubt that she is prepping like crazy in the event she does choose to go.
>> it seems to me that a lot of people are getting really, really (over)exposed.<<
And that is certainly a possibility. But it gets people irritated when you signal “come closer” with one hand “get away” with the other.
And I know we have a cadre of solid Gov. Palin supporters who may not see what many others perceive. I honestly believe America is skeptical of her and this adds to their skepticism.
Maybe it is a 200 MPH last dash for the flag (to mix metaphors) but it seems, let us say, risky — perhaps beyond the tipping point against success.
As always, IMHO. YMMV.
And what if she has no intention of running but wants to keep her name in the limelight? She makes a lot of money from her speaking engagements, books, etc. and she might just want the role of kingmaker.
Always remember that politicians are politicians. The majority of them have large egos and flexible principles. Conservatives, of all people, ought to remain skeptical of political figures.
In an interview with the ABC affiliate at the Phoenix Airport, Sarah was asked if she was considering a run for the AZ senate set. She said NO and added that that was not in her future plans.
I agree. The race is likely to come down to Palin and Romney and Romney’s own team has said he’ll try to lay low to avoid overexposure before Labor Day.
And yes, Palin is undoubtedly doing her homework—and will be ready to outwonk her competition come the actual race.
Why should she give up her strategic advantage?
To make it "fair" for the RINOs and 'Rats?
The majority of them have large egos and flexible principles.
Palin is not of the majority.
You can’t be an artist without an ego...
Just because you have an ego...doesn’t
mean you’re an artist.
That means that there was no other candidate who was able to distinguish him/herself to the point that anybody gave $hit.
If Sarah Palin not declaring is a disadvantage to your chosen RINO, then that chosen RINO is a loser anyway and does not have a snowball's chance in Hell.
If she doesn’t run, but instead throws her support to Michelle Bachmann, I predict it will be a huge, huge boost to Bachmann. (or would that be “hugh”?)
The eneMedia is part of the Liberal establishment. The left treats elections like war. In war, you do not allow your opponent to set the rules. You do it your own way. That's what Sarah is doing.
This is why Sarah has both the liberal/progressive/commie and spineless/nutless/RINO members of the political elite freaking out.
Even Mitt Romney? He's like Obama only paler with nicer hair.
No more RINOs!
Not gonna happen, I dont believe. Palin has already pointed out Bschmans lack of experience. It would be a bit hypocritical to endorse her after highlighting that. IMHO
My wife and I had this discussion yesterday. She asked me if I would really vote third party if Romney got the nomination knowing it would most likely help Obama win a second term. I turned it around and asked her to say the words "I'd vote for Mitt Romeny." She couldn't do it.
>>The eneMedia is part of the Liberal establishment. The left treats elections like war. In war, you do not allow your opponent to set the rules. You do it your own way. That’s what Sarah is doing.<<
That may be well and good, but it doesn’t remove the question whether her version of an asymmetric war makes sense. It may be pleasing to the heart of Conservatives, but does it make sense?
I agree with the War analogy, but that does not mean that the response tactic is proper. I might suggest this is more like Jousting — combatants with strategies, but the crowd draws its own conclusion in the absence of a clear skewering.
It just bothers me that Gov. Palin plays this game. And if it bothers me, a died in the wool Conservative, mightn’t it bother others?
And please, I ask the gallery not to attack my bona fides because I point out some (again) serious issues with how Gov. Palin’s approach may be problematic.
Most on FR would agree, Sarah has skewered the hell out of the eneMedia.
It just bothers me that Gov. Palin plays this game. And if it bothers me, a died in the wool Conservative, mightnt it bother others?
Do you think she would get a fair shake if she tried to play kissy face with them? Get a clue!
Instead, she has had them jumping through their own butt-holes trying to get ahead of her, AFTER they called her irrelevent.
They stack the deck against any conservative who tries to play fair. Screw that. I want her to rip their arm off and beat them with the wet end.
>> I want her to rip their arm off and beat them with the wet end.<<
I need only say “be careful what you wish for, you may get it.”
A pleasing emotional result with a negative political result is just a negative political result.
This has nothing to do with “a pleasing emotional response.” This is about stopping the presstitutes from choosing our candidate yet again.
I am merely suggesting you look at things objectively. From outside, as many people see the situation.
You left out the latter half of the equation...
>>If Sarah Palin not declaring is a disadvantage to your chosen RINO..<<
P4T, you sadly crossed the line (and may have crossed the Rubicon).
Although you have endorsed no candidate nor even suggested Gov. Palin is less than the best candidate, you have been tagged as supporting “your chosen RINO” — thus suggesting either 1) Sr. Unum can read your mind and has divined your candidate; or 2) anyone whose candidate is NOT Gov. Palin is a RINO (I beg to differ, see my tagline, but that may be a different thread).
If there is a 3rd option that I have missed, then I am open to be informed accordingly.
I can’t make heads or tails of your gibberish.
Are you suggesting we keep doing the same freaking thing we've been doing for the twenty years?
Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results.
That’s what the GOP has been doing.
Sarah is changing the game. Many conservatives, particularly those on FR, really like this.
>>Sarah is changing the game. Many conservatives, particularly those on FR, really like this.<<
Great. Liking and results may not meet in the long run.
I just suggest people stand back and look from the long view. You get a news article that says “I can win.” You (not a Gov. Palin supporter) asks “then why are you not running?” You (as Gov. Palin supporter) may not like your (as the other person) internal answer (since Gov. Palin is not answering).
Thanks for the support. I was warned that I would be flamed for even suggesting that Mrs. Palin might be anything short of a saint.
I am suspicious by nature, but I wonder when people will begin to think Palin might be toying with her fans.
No, I don’t support RINOs. In fact, even though I volunteered for the campaign of GWB the first time he ran, I did not vote for him the 2nd time, nor did I vote for McCain. If that is the best the Republicans can do, we might as well resign ourselves to an increasingly out-of-control government.
Your use of the term “ your chosen RINO” suggests anyone who doesn’t support YOUR candidate (in this case Gov. Palin) is supporting a RINO.
Is that understandable and is there any other possible interpretation?
I really don’t give a damn.
>>Thanks for the support. I was warned that I would be flamed for even suggesting that Mrs. Palin might be anything short of a saint.<<
You can also climb aboard as “a victim” for pointing out yuo are getting flamed.
I go on these threads to help supporters see the broader picture but it is really for the open-eyed like you that I post.
I have coined the term Reverse-PDS — I think it applies.
Soon this thread will be useless. The Gov. Palin supporters will arrive en legion, and will say that anyone who suggests realpolitik may be in play or that Gov. Palin may not run (or other mortal sins) are liberals, RINO-supporters (you, clearly, were the first of these), liberal operatives, “victims” (for pointing out reality), socialists, communists, rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglars, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and (worst of all) Methodists.
>>I really dont give a damn.<<
I’ll take that as a “No.”
Oh, goody! I haven’t gotten to play the victim in a long time.. or did I just repeat playing the victim? ;-)
That’s quite a list of offenders you have there. Haven’t found myself on it yet, but I’ll keep looking.
Soon this thread will be useless. The Gov. Palin supporters will arrive en legion, and will say that anyone who suggests realpolitik may be in play or that Gov. Palin may not run (or other mortal sins) are liberals, RINO-supporters (you, clearly, were the first of these), liberal operatives, victims (for pointing out reality), socialists, communists, rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglars, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and (worst of all) Methodists.
That is one heck of a list! I’m going to have to remember some of those:) Thanks for the chuckle!
So who is your RINO of choice that Sarah Palin is disrespecting?
>>So who is your RINO of choice that Sarah Palin is disrespecting?<<
I was quoting you — it was your term “your RINO of choice” that started the discussion.
Maybe you didn’t type it? That happens sometimes...
>>That is one heck of a list! Im going to have to remember some of those:) Thanks for the chuckle!<<
I have to admit — most of it is from “Blazing Saddles.” One of the top 5 funniest movies ever.
And that movie could never be made today. Even though it is the most biting indictment of racism ever, today’s liberals could never understand the subtlety in its being over the top.
>>Thats quite a list of offenders you have there. Havent found myself on it yet, but Ill keep looking.<<
You have got things sort of reversed — you are the one accusing (as you have already done).
Are doing your own posting tonight?
haha, I actually have that one on blue-ray, but I haven’t watched it yet, I think I’m due for a view. Top Secret is also pretty funny if you’ve never seen it heh.
I’ll ask the question again: Who is your RINO of choice that you believe is being unfairly treated by Sarah Palin because she chooses not to declare on a schedule that your RINO likes?