Skip to comments.Greta Van Susteren Thinks Palin Will Run for President
Posted on 07/12/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Family friend and fellow Fox News contributor Greta Van Susteren is the only journalist we've noticed that has much access of any kind to Sarah Palin's inner circle. And this morning Politico pointed to her surprising prediction on her blog: "First, I have absolutely no inside track (despite what some may think) but I am guessing Governor Sarah Palin is running for President in 2012." That seems like a pretty bold prediction for someone without any "inside track."
But, despite Van Susteren's claim to the contrary, it does seem like she would be privy to the workings of a nascent Palin campaign. Remember, she was the only reporter Palin gave much access to while on her family vacation/historical "One Nation" bus tour. And she is the go-to Fox News person for a Sarah Palin interview, so much so that she's had to defend her unprecedented access to the family: Politico noted back in 2009 that she nabbed Palin's "first post-election sit-down, Todd Palin's first interview during the campaign and Bristol Palin's first interview since giving birth."
Still, the reasons that Van Susteren lists for her "she's running" guess on her blog are pretty thin, and they amount to this: we haven't heard from her since the bus tour (maybe she's planning something), "she has never said no" (maybe she's thinking yes), she seems to be getting a lot of media attention (maybe it's a strategy), she has a lot of volunteers in Iowa (maybe that's her organization) and finally, "Are there any signs she is not running other than that she is not physically in Iowa and has not declared a candidacy?" Well, sure, those reasons could be used to make arguments for and against Palin getting into the race. But the reasoning matters less than the mere fact that Van Susteren made a prediction.
Governor Palin has been running for three years, has a national bus tour (still in place), a recent book, a movie due out in days, a cover on Newsweek, and is in contact with her Iowa organization and a had personal appearance there only last week or so.
She sure looks like a candidate to me.
I don’t get it. Palin is available for simple conversation-—she doesn’t live on another planet-—and can answer this question better than anyone. But let’s not ask her, that would be too easy...let’s speculate instead and sell some news print..
she is the ONLY candidate which will EXCITE America-!!!
she is the ONLY candidate which will EXCITE America-!!!
here is a link to the blog post and poll by greta.
I don’t think Sarah would give a direct answer to that question until she herself is ready to make that announcement. I think she’s playing the media like a drum.
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!
(I dont get it. Palin is available for simple conversation-she doesnt live on another planet-and can answer this question better than anyone. But lets not ask her, that would be too easy...lets speculate instead and sell some news print..)
She has to make a decision first......to run or not run and then an announcement. I am sure that when she has made that decision Sarah will quickly tell us what it is and I think it will be a dramatic occasion. In the meantime she is raising a beautiful ruckus in the gourds of all and I do mean all the libs and left leaners. For this, I truly love her.
- She will give a preliminary announcement on the Bob and Ken show in Alaska on August 1st
- She will formally announce on August 29th, the date of her wedding anniversary to Todd and the date of her selection as VP three years ago.
- The announcement will be held at Cowboy Stadium in North TX. That weekend prior to her announcement (08/29 is a Monday is and ripe for prime-time viewing) there will be an "Announcement Convention" of some sorts featuring conservative speakers, and Palin may even invite the current presidential candidates to give a speech
- She will be the first presidential candidate to raise money by text messaging
- She will honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a powerful speech at Ground Zero
- She will be the first candidate to already introduce her running mate BEFORE the primaries
- She will raise $500 million by the end of this year
Grasping at straws, now back to Aruba and Greta, the democrat.
Amen to that! The whole country will go absolutely wild when she announces. I don't think the beltway, elites and GOP have a clue how much. She is the symbol of our Revolution! We're taking out country back!
Those predictions appear reasonable to me. I look forward to the crowfeast from the “she’s not running” crowd.
She is the ONLY candidate which will EXPLODE LIBERAL TALKING HEADS’ HEADS!....................
Yup, Palin is the anti-Obama. She will stir up as much excitement and support as Obama and his minions did, only she will actually deserve it.
” But the reasoning matters less than the mere fact that Van Susteren made a prediction.”
Unless you are deaf, dumb, and blind...which politico appears it is. This sounds like kids talking in a schoolyard so the teacher won’t overhear them.
For someone “not running” for President, she sure looks like she has been running since 2008 to me.
In fact, this is the best noncampaign I think I have ever witnessed in my lifetime.
“Greta Van Susteren Thinks” is such an outrageous statement..
The 2012 Iowa Caucuses are scheduled to take place on February 6, 2012.
Greta is the only one on FOX that was positively effected by Palin. Since Palin was picked by McCain I have watched Greta go from a CNN throw-away liberal mostly doing tabloid news on FOX, to her becoming much more conservativeThe only times I've ever seen Rush on FOX has been on Greta's show.
$2 million of it from me, FRiend.
Now was Greta the liberal in Aruba are not//????
You have to be crazy to think Sarah Palin is not going to enter the race.
For Palin it is a win-win situation even if she loses.
Palin and Perry of Tex. or Bolton for V.P. works for me OK. Marxists need not apply.
The only hope for America is for Sarah Palin to be the next President of the United States.
That is not an exaggeration.
The corruption is so deep in DC, it will take an honest outsider to root it out and to preserve the Constitution. When Sarah takes an oath, she means it.
She has done it before—and she can do it again.
That is why the hatred is white hot for her—DC will never be the same and the political class knows it.
Don’t believe me? Even Ray Charles could see the kabuki theater being played today alone in DC on the nation’s finances is a crock.
She reported on the Natalie Holloway case, but how does that make her liberal or conservative? It’s her job.
If Palin runs for president the policians and the MSM will run out of depends in DC.
She needs to announce on August 4, as a birthday present for Obama.
Well, she’s beating them like a drum, but playing them like a Stradivarius.
May it be so. But lets not stop at just the monolith of federal government.
Millions of Americans have been living on the backs of tens of millions of other Americans via bloated, unaccountable federal, state and local governments.
For example, have you seen how ridiculously over-equipped your local police and fire departments are lately? And lets not even talk about their pensions.
Commence firing, fire at will.
Oh, E3, from your keyboard to God’s ears!
How would it be a win if she loses?
Wouldn't that be fabulous! That would be absolutely GREAT!!!
“She sure looks like a candidate to me.”
Unpossible! She’s not running because she can’t win because she quit because she’s not running. Just ask the PDS brigade running round the maypole in circles ;)
Putting the pieces of the Palin 2012 puzzle together
Agree, regarding Greta. She is the #1 best interviewer on FoxNews and she gets all sorts of Senators and Congressmen from both sides to agree to do her show, because they know she asks good questions and will allow them to answer. Bret Baier is the 2nd best interviewer on FNC, for similar reasons, but his show format doesn’t lend itself to doing a lot of one-on-one interviews.
O’Really is a horrible interviewer; tosses only softball questions to Obama and claims he was tough on him; seldom lets anyone give a full answer to his questions before he interrupts them. ....Loved it when Sarah cut him off in the middle of such an interruption so she could finish her answer. He was visibly pissed!!
O’Rielly with Bachmann yesterday was truly pathetic, snarky, smirking, dismissive, demeaning, he was an idiot.
Yes Sir, I totally agree!
Bold and detailed predictions! I would love for her to announce here in the great state of Texas. That was the most puzzling prediction of all...but seeing her announce on that huge Cowboy Stadium screen would be AWESOME!!!! I would camp out way in advance of that date!!! So do you think Perry is her running mate...I hope it is Allen West and not Perry.
Those RINO and Democrat clowns are proposing band aids for a deep cut that’s bleeding.
Then add in Obama with his “eat your peas” line....sounds
more like “drink the Kool Aid” to me.
The 14 trillion plus national debt is a serious problem that demands a serious solution that will PO the political and business insiders who keep kicking the ball down the road with a steam roller bearing down on it.
Palin / West is the ticket...You Betcha!!!!!!!
Be very very careful about date setting... She will announce when the time is right.
To those attending this Weekend showing of “The Undefeated” make sure to bring O4P materials !!! A perfect time to sign people up !!! Also, after the movie, use your cell phone cameras and conduct impromtu interviews. Afterwards, post the interviews on YouTube, C4P or Facebook!!!
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