Skip to comments.Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race
Posted on 08/25/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT by Hawk720
Even for Sarah Palin, there are deadlines.
The former Alaska governor seems to believe that most of the rules of politics dont apply to her that with her media appeal and her grassroots following, she could waltz into the presidential campaign at the 11th hour and make a go of it.
But if she does want to run for president, shell have to get on the ballot. Palin has gestured vaguely at various self-imposed deadlines the latest being late September but there are some drop-dead dates that she cannot escape, starting with Oct. 31.
Thats the day presidential candidates names have to be submitted for inclusion on the primary ballot in Florida. By the next day, candidates have to file for the South Carolina primary ballot along with a $25,000 fee. And the deadlines for other states come fast and furious after that. Its $1,000 by Nov. 18 in New Hampshire. On Dec. 5, thousands of signed petitions are due in Illinois.
It isnt inconceivable that somebody could get into the race as late as the first or second week in October and manage to get it all done, provided they knew what they were doing, said Matt Seyfang, a Democratic lawyer whos handled ballot-access and delegate issues for five presidential campaigns, including Bill Clintons 1992 effort which didnt get started until October 1991. But any later than that, he said, would probably be impossible.
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Has this person been living under a rock? It’s as if she’s the only person who has not heard that Sarah will make an announcement on Sept. 3.
I think it’s already too late.
I suspect that Sarah has been paying for private polling to see how many people change their mind about voting for her after they see the movie and the 2 minute commercial. If nobody changes their mind, then she will not run. If she “converts” enough to win past the margins of error, then she will get in.
IMHO, she will only get in if she has evidence that she will win both the primary and the general.
Sarah isn’t getting in. She unfortunately missed her window, found her negatives unmanagable and is perfectly content with admonishing the meanies and the galactically stupid 24/7, tutoring the populace and generally stepping on the real candidates efforts to unfold their campaigns. There are fewer and fewer left who appreciate that much, and as another has said, the candidates will squirm if they get her endorsement. Game on is game over.
Come back Sept. 4 and tell me what happened.
Love your post!
Sarah Palin never stated that she would announce on September 3rd.
Tell them they can save as much as 15% on car insurance if they go with Geico.
Another article by Politico today suggest she would struggle in the primaries alone.
Sarah Palin out for two-fifths of Republicans, poll finds
snip:A nugget from today’s Pew poll that deserves a post of its own: Forty-one percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters say there is “no chance” they would vote for Sarah Palin in a presidential race.
That’s the second-highest rejection rate of any Republican candidate, exceeded only by Newt Gingrich, who was ruled out by 48 percent of respondents.
You are so wrong!
We feel the same way, SARAH!!
Ive already put a couple notorious thumpers on notice that if theyve not already been zotted before hand, the day she announces and theyre continuing to trash her, they get the zot. Guaranfreepingteed!
482 posted on Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:58:22 PM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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Then they can either vote for Obama or stay home. Screw them!
The Drive By Media is going to wish for these Days when Sarah wasn't in the Race, because once she is, she will be saving a truck full of Money to fund her campaign, because she will be living in their heads Rent Free, 24/7 365.
I need the ground rules laid out here so I don't get the zot.
Q: When is a good time? Do you have a timeline?
Palin: I have said that that August/September timeframe is important for logistical and legal reasons to jump in there, but
Q: So by next month?
Palin: I think that just practically speaking that has to be kind of a drop dead time. Also, in fairness to supporters, who are standing on the timeline, and this is what I have told Todd over and over again, I don't want to be seen as or perceived as stringing people along, asking supporters, 'Oh don't just jump in there on someone else's bandwagon because I may jump in, so hold off a little bit.' That is not fair to them. After another month or two goes by, they need to know who it is that they can jump behind. Now more than ever, everybody has got to get involved in this 2012 election. They need to get out there and campaign for their chosen candidates, its all the more reason to hurry up and decide.
Q: Will you know by the next time you are here in Iowa whether you will be in, over Labor Day?
Palin: I doubt it. By the next time I am here by September 3? I don't know if within the next couple of weeks I will be ready for an announcement or not.
Q: So the end of September is no longer a viable deadline?
Palin: No, he was asking about my next visit here on September 3, if I would be ready for an announcement September 3. And I said I don't know if I would be ready by September 3.
Q: So the end of September would still be your timetable?
Palin: That is still a possibility for a timetable. Yes, definitely.
I ask Palin's supporters with a wide open mind: What is she waiting for????
Polls lie and liars poll and you must be a RINO troll to post this.
Before someone says it w/o the /S
Well, no matter if she runs or not, Sarah Palin has my vote.
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!
My gut is telling me she pulls a Perot on the 3rd and ask, if you build me a 50 state ground team in a ( month ? ) and want me to run I will....
Scare the daylights out of the checkpants NE Republican Reptile GOP-ers, which is what it is ment to do....
You do know that both Pew and Politico are lefty’s, right?
Some don’t bother with the obvious - trolls on a Sarah thread are a dime a dozen. Never saw one w/o them. They are SARAH OBSESSED!
Please add me to the Sarah Palin ping list. I love her.
There’s a big difference between PDS and talking policy.
They’re still trying to get Chrissy Bacala into the race. Just saying.
Bicarbonate of soda in some water is my advice for that gut feeling. Unless you believe she wants a second Obama term.
Keep on perplexing them Sarah!
Gee, I don’t think the filing fees are gonna be a problem!
We can raise that much for her right here!
Even more incentive to look forward to that day, because PDS is a compulsive behavior, and they will not be able to resist dipping their toes in that electrified pool just.one.more.time ...
All of the other candidates are re-hashing the tired old campaign style. If she runs and does poorly, then America has signaled its just too damn stupid for anything else and I bid this country the best of luck while I go Galt eleswhere on the globe as there is NO WAY I am voting for Romney and I am tired of Texas Governer's with their over the top "compassion" for those speaking de espanol.
Is there a troll ID guide somewhere? Is it readily accessible with clearly defined identification marks? How DO you decide who to go after?
Reagan and Palin
Both “Happy Warriors”.
Both speak right to the voters.
And it drives liberals and RINOs crazy.
Yes it does!!! LOL
“Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race”
So her timing is beginning to get under Politico’s skin? EXCELLENT.
She will fight on ground of HER choosing, not ground of Karl Rove’s or Politico’s choosing.
You mean you can’t smell them? And you can’t see the media water they spill all over a Sarah thread? They answer to Polly or pissant.
Here are a couple reasons. I’m sure others will chime in with more. First, Palin is not going to rely on big money donations from the Republican Establishment. Donations will be from grassroots supporters. Every day she is not in the race is a day she is not spending money. Second, she’s letting the press vet Perry a little more before she steps into the room and sucks up all the oxygen.
“in fairness to supporters... I don’t want to be seen as or perceived as stringing people along, asking supporters, ‘Oh don’t just jump in there on someone else’s bandwagon because I may jump in, so hold off a little bit.’ That is not fair to them. After another month or two goes by, they need to know who it is that they can jump behind.”
I think she “gets it”, and by this statement she shows that she’s aware that it’s not “all about her” — that there is something larger than herself at stake (beating Obama).
She’ll announce pretty soon. By the end of September, I think.
I can’t even guess whether the announcement will be, “I’m in”, or “I’m out”.
Just my 2c
Obama is circling the drain, politically and I believe that whomever receives the Republican presidential nomination will be the next president. The left will fight tooth and nail to stop that candidate, especially a conservative such as Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, the Republican establishment will push back, too on any true conservative candidate. Both can be defeated, as Reagan defeated the left and the GOP establishment in 1980. As I often state, I'm well aware that 'Sarah Palin isn't Ronald Reagan' and that times are different. However, we have a bad economy, global chaos and people are worried and becoming angry at politics-as-usual in Washington. Sarah Palin is the antithesis of 'politics-as-usual' and has the record to prove it. She also has charisma, no small attribute in a politician running against the tide of the leftmedia and the GOP establishment. However, Sarah Palin is a fighter who loves her country and I believe that if she runs, she'll prevail. She'll certainly have my vote.