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Has Sarah Palin exhausted the patience of her supporters?
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 08/24/2011 | Peter Grier

Posted on 08/26/2011 10:21:29 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

There is some evidence that while waiting for a potential Sarah Palin presidential run, her potential voters have moved on and now support other tea party-backed candidates, such as Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann.

Has Sarah Palin waited too long to announce she’s running for president?

(...) So if she does throw her snow machine helmet into the ring, she might start a White House race closer to the back of the pack than the front.

First, let’s address the waiting part. The former Alaska governor on Tuesday denied that she intends to announce a White House bid on September 3, (...)

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Palin might use the September 3 address to endorse another candidate. She might use it to make it clear she will announce at some point – Governor Perry used that same sort of slow-unveiling strategy as he edged into the race.

But the problem is at this point she may be exhausting the patience of potential Palinites.

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“I think Palin could get back a number of voters should she get into the race – people who gave up on her running and moved on to someone else. But, I do not think it would put her in a strong enough position to get into first or second place,” writes Erickson.

Some other analysts are less negative. In an opinion piece for CNN, political scientist Paul Sracic of Youngstown State University in Ohio writes that Palin’s on-camera optimism about America seems natural and akin to that of GOP icon Ronald Reagan.

“This offers at least the possibility that, despite her current low standing in the polls, she will be able to leap-frog over the more negative sounding Bachmann and Perry, and compete head-to-head with Romney,” writes Sracic.

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...Lost patience with Palin? No.

If she gets in she gets my vote, support, money and work.

Ideally, she is the conservative I want running against Obama.

However, I’m also a realist and preparing in case she does not run...Perry is the clear winner in that regard.


51 posted on 08/26/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Beware of PaulBots tearing down good conservatives - they are deceptive weasles.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Talk about Palin Worship Syndrome!
You’ve got it bad.

I hadn't thought about her 'til this loser thread popped up.
I love to mess with SOROS PsychOps.

You
on
the
other
hand...

Let me check your posting history.

How many Freeper posting names you got??

52 posted on 08/26/2011 10:44:51 AM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: carjic

Yep.


53 posted on 08/26/2011 10:44:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: ilovesarah2012
She has been very straight-forward in telling us she would make her decision in September. We’ll wait.

I thought she was going to tell us this summer?

54 posted on 08/26/2011 10:46:18 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Has Sarah Palin exhausted the patience of her supporters?

Nope, I have loads of patience and am extremely confident that Sarah Palin will be the next president of the United States.

55 posted on 08/26/2011 10:46:26 AM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

If she loves self more than her country, this is what she will do.


56 posted on 08/26/2011 10:47:15 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: dragonblustar
I thought she was going to tell us this summer? summer ends on 9/23/11.
57 posted on 08/26/2011 10:47:40 AM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

She has exhausted the patience of her detractors, that’s for sure.


58 posted on 08/26/2011 10:47:56 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (.....A man eventually wears the face he earns.....)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Nope.


59 posted on 08/26/2011 10:48:33 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
unless Perry implodes some how.

There's plenty on this forum working overtime to undermine his campaign.

60 posted on 08/26/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No. But she is exhausting the patience of her opponents and critics. She is psyching them out and that is why they are screaming so loud. She is closing in on her own terms and they can't control her. That just galls them more than anything.

Regards, Mr. Sol.

61 posted on 08/26/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: Envisioning

62 posted on 08/26/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

They need to get real instead of writing crap like that.


63 posted on 08/26/2011 10:50:20 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Libertarian4Bush
summer ends on 9/23/11.

Good point.

64 posted on 08/26/2011 10:50:23 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Sarah Palin -Thaddeus McCotter 2012)
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To: Publius6961

>>I hadn’t thought about her ‘til this loser thread popped up.
I love to mess with SOROS PsychOps.

You
on
the
other
hand...

Let me check your posting history.

How many Freeper posting names you got?? <<

You strike me as a psychopath. Get help. I gave an opinion. Agree with it or disagree with it.

But you should really learn to deal with differing opinions, like any mentally-stable grownup does.


65 posted on 08/26/2011 10:51:13 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Lakeshark

I am Sarah! /Spartacus


66 posted on 08/26/2011 10:51:24 AM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
One relatively important hard deadline Palin is facing is October 31, in order to be on the ballot for the Florida primary

Another is November 1, the filing deadline for South Carolina.

67 posted on 08/26/2011 10:52:02 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Envisioning

68 posted on 08/26/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: carjic

I made my “original” PALIN bumper sticker from the mclame/Palin one in 2008. I waited and wondered and waited and wondered, seemingly to no end.

All this “maybe yes, maybe no” does is add some credence to the “fickle feme” stereotype. I think the writer’s contention is a good one, she may have just pissed away too many of us...

Now I see Perry as out best shot at the Whiteyhut in 2012, but would be so nice of Palin would join forces with Perry to be a totally undeatable combo.


69 posted on 08/26/2011 10:53:42 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
I” think her strategy backfired, big time. Especially with Perry entering the race.”

Where are the optimist today? I don't look at it the way you do. Go back to last year at this time when it looked like the field was going to be the same names as 2008 minus Fred Thompson and McCain.

Huntsman, Huckabee, Romney, Rudy, Paul were the names popping up. It looked pretty dismal. Nothing but RINOs and those unelectable. Move forward one year and we could have a debate stage field with people like: Cain, Palin, Bachmann, and Perry, and maybe one or two more good names added soon. That would be a dream come true if you were to ask us a year ago. There is plenty of room for Palin.

70 posted on 08/26/2011 10:53:42 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Go Mama Grizzly! Palin 2012)
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To: dragonblustar

Summer ends September 23.


71 posted on 08/26/2011 10:55:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NavyCanDo

True, a lot can happen between now and election day.

I remember McCain being counted out many times, before he was the nominee.


72 posted on 08/26/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: ilovesarah2012
She has been very straight-forward in telling us she would make her decision in September. We’ll wait.

I truly hope she keeps that promise so that we can get the current, extremely divisive distraction over and done with and concentrate on the task of defeating Obama in 2012.

An actual candidate is forced to compete, head to head, with the other actual candidates and the reality of competition soon settles the issue one way or the other. Case in point: Tim Pawlenty

An imaginary candidate will always be a sure winner, to some, will always be unelectable, to some, but never wins, never loses, never goes away and prevents a strong candidate against Obama from ever emerging.

"If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they'd never match
My sweet imagination"

73 posted on 08/26/2011 10:56:08 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
No, but it’s what the Perrywinkles want everybody to believe.

Don't be tricked by the games some play. Most Palin supporters and most Perry supporters I've seen cross over and don't fight. If you look at the backgrounds of those who are really starting the fights, you'll find a lot were Ron Paulites in the last election. If you go to their websites like ronpaulforums.com you will see them actually strategize to try to split these camps and get them fighting each other (I'm sure the same can apply to the Romney camp but I don't follow them that much.) I think I am like a lot of Palin supporters in that I'll be happy with Palin, Perry, Cain or Santorum and am tired of folks trying to get us fighting amongst ourselves.

74 posted on 08/26/2011 10:56:08 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You are in TX and you think Perry would be a good president?

You of all people should be aware of Perry’s open borders, statist actions.

Sorry, Perry is a RINO


75 posted on 08/26/2011 10:57:18 AM PDT by el_texicano (Extremism in the face of tyranny is no fault, Moderation in the face of evil, no virtue.)
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To: Polybius

We’ll know one way or another soon.


76 posted on 08/26/2011 10:58:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Gena Bukin

True but they won’t succeed, because they are attacking him from the wrong side. Perry is only vulnerable to attack from the lunatic angle, but unless he has a ARRRRG! Moment like Howard Dean, he will win easily.

Perry is in the drivers seat, and only he can destroy his chances at this point.


77 posted on 08/26/2011 10:59:16 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
This is the progressive Christian Science Monitor's wishful thinking as they are as terrified of a Palin candidacy as the rest of the mainstream political machinery on the Left and the Right.

Until Palin categorically states that she is not going to be a candidate, she's MY candidate.

Real conservatives need to realize the WE are the radicals now and the Leftists are the hidebound orthodoxy that needs to be invaded and destroyed. Palin is the only candidate who has taken on a corrupt corporate/political machine and won.

78 posted on 08/26/2011 10:59:32 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I’m sure the Perry Apologists hope so!


79 posted on 08/26/2011 11:00:48 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: McGruff

No, I absolutely would have supported Reagan.


80 posted on 08/26/2011 11:01:05 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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Her meeting with Trump (the guy who keeps threatening a third party run) had me concerned she might be considering it as an option.

But her recent comments make it clear she is committed to the Republican Party primary process.

JMO...but I think she was surprised by Perry entering, and has decided to see how he does in the upcoming debates before she makes her final decision.


81 posted on 08/26/2011 11:01:27 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: BuckeyeTexan

For starters, The Christian Science Monitor is about as Christian as Barry Obama. Was not that long ago that their entertainment guy was a flaming raging homosexual.

To quote Eric Ericson??? Ya I wonder who he is supporting...LOL

Just sounds like a setup for when she does not declare on the 3rd, then they will just say...we told you so.

They are not very savvy if they really believe she was going to endorse anybody, Perry or Bachmann. Chris something from foxnews.com also said it was possible she might be endorsing Perry or Bachmann... The idea is absurd

particularly the idea that she might at some point endorse MB just shows he is in the wrong job, because that is not happening. Why these people are not up on things so obvious???


82 posted on 08/26/2011 11:02:19 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: el_texicano

Being in Moozuri am sure watching Perry throughtout his time before and during Governor of Texas was a top priority. Just shows you only know what some subversive told you.


83 posted on 08/26/2011 11:03:34 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

No.
However I am delighted that she continues to drive RINOs and libtards crazy.


84 posted on 08/26/2011 11:03:49 AM 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: BuckeyeTexan

She hasn’t exhausted mine. If she gets in, I will support her.


85 posted on 08/26/2011 11:08:41 AM PDT by carton253
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes, my patience is nearly run out. I understand that she will make her decision in her time.
Nevertheless, I am ready to make my decision now, and have been ready for some time.
The field presented does not currently include Sarah Palin, unfortunately.
If I go with another candidate, I will stay with them and dance with the one who brung me, not dump them when my first choice enters the hall.
Also, taking a hard look at the situation, I’m starting to think she really means it when she says she hasn’t decided yet, and that has implications. Or if she doesn’t mean it, that has other implications.
Best scenario, when she finally “decides,” it’ll be to get in, and then she wins the nomination and THEN I get behind her again.
But right now...I’m a former Fredhead who has learned to dislike treading water waiting for the preferred ship.


86 posted on 08/26/2011 11:08:52 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Sarah is the ONLY potential candidate/candidate who has actually ever reduced the size of government and returned power to local authorities and the people.

After zero, we can’t afford a run-of-the-mill candidate who’ll only maintain the status quo. We need somebody whose actually done it before.

We’re in a nose dive about to crash. Slowing down doesn’t solve the problem, it just drags it out a little bit. We need to pull out of the dive.

Romney increased the size of government and added a new entitlement.

Perry did a great job of holding state employee job growth to just under population growth while he amassed unprecedented powers in the governor’s office specifically designed to be a weak executive by the Texas founders. Maintaining the status quo with a bunch of czars will not pull us out of the dive.

Bachmann has no executive experience. Ditto Santorum. Cain has no foreign policy expertise.

We need Sarah, even if we have to wait until October.


87 posted on 08/26/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT by TexasGunRunner (Don't wait, join/donate now to restore the US: http://www.organize4palin.com/)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Only her soft supporters. The true zealots are willing to wait until the convention.


88 posted on 08/26/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT by Blackandproud
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To: TheConservativeParty

I honestly believe that Perry though very popular, is again being pushed by the pollsters, just as they pushed Bachmann.

Now in Bachmann`s case the pollsters very clearly manufactured opinion for her that was not real, yes she has some real support no question, but the pollsters manufactured much of her support. This is nothing new for pollsters, NONME of them can be trusted.

Now in Perry`s case vs Bachmann, clearly he has much more support, no question about it, but clearly pollsters are also manufacturing support for Perry as well. Rasmussen wanted to show a poll with Perry way out front, in order to do so he had to leave Governor Palin out, which he had already been doing.

Part of this push by pollsters is aimed at Gov Palin, they are trying to send her a message, they do not want her to run.

Gallup is in on it also, and the rest will follow for sure, but it is all manufactured.

It has already been decided by these same pollsters that when Sarah gets in, they will under no circumstances allow her to be a front runner.

Governor Palin can win the nomination and the White House ABSOLUTELY, but I wager she will never lead at any time in any of these phony MSM/Rep Establishment manufactured polls.


89 posted on 08/26/2011 11:14:55 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Grunthor

September 17 is Constitution Day. If she said she would announce in September, that would be my bet. I hope she doesn’t announce till after Halloween. The first Tuesday of Nov. would work nicely for me and give many of us more to be thankful for at Thanksgiving.


90 posted on 08/26/2011 11:16:14 AM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (Nov. 6, 2012 - Rebut, refute, reFudiate!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

If she tries the 3rd party route she will be directly responsible for the re-election of Zero.

Just what they want, a split between moderate/independents who will vote against Zero and conservatives.

No way, no how!


91 posted on 08/26/2011 11:19:49 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: dusttoyou

Perry would not even be on my top 3 for VP.


92 posted on 08/26/2011 11:21:11 AM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Has Sarah Palin exhausted the patience of her supporters?

My observation? Not possible.


93 posted on 08/26/2011 11:23:05 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Christian4Bush
I seem to recall a candidate for president who didn’t announce until November, didn’t do particularly well in Iowa, had run for president previously, ....

In those days, personal computers and the Internet were only dreams in Star Trek movies. Back then, before the dawn of the Information Age, things were on a different schedule.

Reagan's previous runs meant that he already had a well-oiled political machine and well-oiled money-machine ready to go at a moment's notice. Perry began building his national logistical infrastructure months ago. Palin has made no logistical preparations.

As the old military adage goes:

"Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics."

94 posted on 08/26/2011 11:24:47 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: Polybius

She did not say Sept. She said Sept-Oct.


95 posted on 08/26/2011 11:25:08 AM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yes she is exhausting my patience. That said, what does it matter. She will either run or not. If she runs, she has my vote. If not, then I will take the next lesser of evils. But yes, I want her to declare already. This is getting annoying waiting for her to get in. I’m baffled why she is waiting for after Labor Day, but I trust her political instincts as they have been sterling so far. But yes, I am getting very tired of hearing “she won’t run” and I want it over already.


96 posted on 08/26/2011 11:26:15 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Ever read the Book of Job? Until she says no, my support stays right where it is. With Sarah.
But I have a question for anyone on the thread because I am a little confused. I know she said that anyone who says they know her plans decisively is not being truthful. But did she actually come out and SAY she definitely WASN’T going to announce on the third? Because if she said that, I sure missed it.


97 posted on 08/26/2011 11:28:35 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If the truth hurts, prepare yourself for a LOT of pain.)
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To: carjic; ilovesarah2012
She did not say Sept. She said Sept-Oct.

Well, then you should have pinged ilovesarah2012.

I quoted her.

"She has been very straight-forward in telling us she would make her decision in September. We’ll wait." ...... ilovesarah2012

98 posted on 08/26/2011 11:29:04 AM PDT by Polybius (Defeating Obama is Priority Number One)
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To: TexasGunRunner
"Sarah is the ONLY potential candidate/candidate who has actually ever reduced the size of government and returned power to local authorities and the people.

After zero, we can’t afford a run-of-the-mill candidate who’ll only maintain the status quo. We need somebody whose actually done it before.

We’re in a nose dive about to crash. Slowing down doesn’t solve the problem, it just drags it out a little bit. We need to pull out of the dive.

Romney increased the size of government and added a new entitlement.

Perry did a great job of holding state employee job growth to just under population growth while he amassed unprecedented powers in the governor’s office specifically designed to be a weak executive by the Texas founders. Maintaining the status quo with a bunch of czars will not pull us out of the dive.

Bachmann has no executive experience. Ditto Santorum. Cain has no foreign policy expertise.

We need Sarah, even if we have to wait until October."

Excellent summary. Bears repeating.

Regards, Mr. Sol.

99 posted on 08/26/2011 11:33:31 AM PDT by Solar Wind
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Has Sarah Palin exhausted the patience of her supporters?

Her most ardent supporters probably haven't lost patience, but many who were open to hearing her out her after she'd entered the race and presented more detailed stances on the issues, many of those are probably losing interest.

100 posted on 08/26/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT by Will88
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