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Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race
Politico ^ | 08/25/2011 | Molly Ball

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 don’t 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, she’ll 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.

That’s 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. It’s $1,000 by Nov. 18 in New Hampshire. On Dec. 5, thousands of signed petitions are due in Illinois.

“It isn’t 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 who’s handled ballot-access and delegate issues for five presidential campaigns, including Bill Clinton’s 1992 effort — which didn’t get started until October 1991. But any later than that, he said, would probably be impossible.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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KEYWORDS: mollyball; notrunningmeme; palin; palin2012; politico; pollutico; runsarahrun; sarahpalin; toolatememe; waronsarah
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1 posted on 08/25/2011 2:35:34 PM PDT by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Helllloooo!

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.


2 posted on 08/25/2011 2:42:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (The views and opinions expressed in this post are true and correct. Deal with it.)
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To: Hawk720

I think it’s already too late.


3 posted on 08/25/2011 2:48:06 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Hawk720

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.


4 posted on 08/25/2011 2:48:06 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Al B.; RedMDer; trisham; DJ MacWoW; The Cajun; gov_bean_ counter; presently no screen name; ...
The "11th hour" is before Labor Day or whenever the media says?








POSITIVELY PALIN!


GO SARAH!

5 posted on 08/25/2011 2:49:36 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


6 posted on 08/25/2011 2:50:16 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Come back Sept. 4 and tell me what happened.


7 posted on 08/25/2011 2:50:43 PM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: Hawk720

I don’t think I owe anything to the Mainstream Media

8 posted on 08/25/2011 2:51:25 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: onyx

Love your post!


9 posted on 08/25/2011 2:53:53 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RockinRight

Sarah Palin never stated that she would announce on September 3rd.


10 posted on 08/25/2011 2:54:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: onyx
"We are going to stay happy and may we always be happy and may our enemies know it.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 2:54:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tell them they can save as much as 15% on car insurance if they go with Geico.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 2:55:37 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Andy from Chapel Hill

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.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/62074.html


13 posted on 08/25/2011 2:55:55 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: RitaOK

You are so wrong!


14 posted on 08/25/2011 2:55:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: onyx

EXACTLY!! LOL!

We feel the same way, SARAH!!


15 posted on 08/25/2011 2:57:59 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RitaOK

AA.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 2:59:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Wesley Clark was an Eagle Scout too...)
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To: RitaOK; onyx
To: onyx; DJ MacWoW

I’ve already put a couple notorious thumpers on notice that if they’ve not already been zotted before hand, the day she announces and they’re 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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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2763158/posts?page=482#482

17 posted on 08/25/2011 3:00:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: MissyMa

Then they can either vote for Obama or stay home. Screw them!


18 posted on 08/25/2011 3:01:55 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: onyx; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW
http://www.humanevents.com/images/coulterpalin.jpg

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.


19 posted on 08/25/2011 3:03:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: DJ MacWoW
So if you support another Republican besides Palin, and Palin decides to run, we must not speak ill of her? Even if the poster is on say, a Perry thread trashing Perry as they have been for 2 weeks?

I need the ground rules laid out here so I don't get the zot.

20 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:40 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Hawk720
Palin at the Iowa State Fair August 12:

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????

21 posted on 08/25/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: MissyMa
Forty-one percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters say there is “no chance” they would vote for Sarah Palin in a presidential race.

Polls lie and liars poll and you must be a RINO troll to post this.

/S

Before someone says it w/o the /S

22 posted on 08/25/2011 3:05:09 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: RitaOK
She unfortunately missed her window

What window was she looking for?

found her negatives unmanagable

List them.

the candidates will squirm if they get her endorsement

She doesn't give it unless they ask - like Perry asked her because he knows when SARAH talks, everyone listens.

23 posted on 08/25/2011 3:06:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RitaOK; A_perfect_lady

Well, no matter if she runs or not, Sarah Palin has my vote.


24 posted on 08/25/2011 3:06:31 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Hawk720
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
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!

25 posted on 08/25/2011 3:08:23 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: RedMDer; All
Sarah Palin never stated that she would announce on September 3rd.

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....

26 posted on 08/25/2011 3:08:50 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: MissyMa

You do know that both Pew and Politico are lefty’s, right?


27 posted on 08/25/2011 3:09:19 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: don-o

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!


28 posted on 08/25/2011 3:09:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: onyx

Please add me to the Sarah Palin ping list. I love her.


29 posted on 08/25/2011 3:09:56 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: normy

There’s a big difference between PDS and talking policy.


30 posted on 08/25/2011 3:10:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Hawk720

They’re still trying to get Chrissy Bacala into the race. Just saying.


31 posted on 08/25/2011 3:10:34 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: DJ MacWoW



Run Sarah, run!




32 posted on 08/25/2011 3:10:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: taildragger
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....

Bicarbonate of soda in some water is my advice for that gut feeling. Unless you believe she wants a second Obama term.

33 posted on 08/25/2011 3:11:27 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: onyx

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!

LOL!

Game On!


34 posted on 08/25/2011 3:11:54 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: DJ MacWoW

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 ...


35 posted on 08/25/2011 3:12:51 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Hawk720
The media does not make up her mind. I have faith she is running and zero faith in the lemmings here (especially the rash of 2010 signups here) wringing their hands because she won't act like they want her to act.

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.

36 posted on 08/25/2011 3:14:17 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: presently no screen name
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!

Is there a troll ID guide somewhere? Is it readily accessible with clearly defined identification marks? How DO you decide who to go after?

37 posted on 08/25/2011 3:14:28 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Reagan and Palin

Both “Happy Warriors”.

Both speak right to the voters.

And it drives liberals and RINOs crazy.


38 posted on 08/25/2011 3:14:52 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: taildragger
I was thinking the same - she goes 3rd party. Thumb in the eye to the GOP establishment and the only way to RESTORE America.

And since she is truly of We The People mindset, I think your if you build me a 50 state ground team in a ( month ? ) and want me to run I will.... fits PERFECTLY!
39 posted on 08/25/2011 3:15:43 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: onyx



Run Sarah, run!




40 posted on 08/25/2011 3:18:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Hi Sarah!!


41 posted on 08/25/2011 3:18:41 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Springfield Reformer

Yep. :-)


42 posted on 08/25/2011 3:19:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: KC_Lion

Great pic!


43 posted on 08/25/2011 3:19:38 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
And it drives liberals and RINOs crazy.

Yes it does!!! LOL

44 posted on 08/25/2011 3:19:46 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: onyx

“Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race”

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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.


45 posted on 08/25/2011 3:21:10 PM PDT by Brices Crossroads
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To: don-o

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.


46 posted on 08/25/2011 3:22:35 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: GatorGirl

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.


47 posted on 08/25/2011 3:22:55 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: Hawk720


Sarah and Molly, for comparison
48 posted on 08/25/2011 3:22:55 PM PDT by hemogoblin (We're all on Flight 93 now.)
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To: GatorGirl

“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


49 posted on 08/25/2011 3:23:16 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Hawk720
Unlike those who unequivocally assert whether Sarah Palin will run or not (as if they actually knew) I have no idea. I only hope that she does and if she does, I'm confident that Palin will have considered all the dates and fees for filing in the various states. That would seem to be a basic thing that any candidate would be doing. While some carp about Palin 'flirting' with her supporters about running, I see her as akin to Ronald Reagan. Not only in her sensible, conservative political views but in the way she has kept herself relevant by her Fox News gig, her PAC, using Facebook and Twitter to keep her name and her political commentary in the public eye. If she declares her candidacy, no one will be asking 'Sarah who?'. I'm highly skeptical of polls that claim no one will vote for Palin but yet she draws huge, affirmative crowds anytime she makes a public appearance.

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.

50 posted on 08/25/2011 3:27:03 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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