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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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.
IMHO, if anybody, even Sarah, goes 3rd party that will guarantee nobama a second term. I really don’t think Sarah is that foolish.
Somebody learned how to tell time? You know, big hand, little hand? Give them a gold star.
I didn't know Sarah's staff was numerous enough to have some reatrds remind her of what time it is. Or maybe it's just that some people haven't had a real job for years and the demands of propaganda aren't all that demanding.
I love that!
I hope Sarah doesn’t announce until the very last legally possible minute. It’s hilarious what she’s doing to the pundits and most candidates by waiting. They are either going nuts or suffocating from a lack of oxygen. If it were up to me, which it’s not, I would say she get in January 1st 2012. Look, Sarah is going to do very well with her new style of campaign and I only hope all you detractors out there have some good meds, or a lot of booze. I worry about you I really do.
I’ve started to think of her as “Sarah Thompson”