Skip to comments.Ed Rollins: ‘It’s never too late for Gov. Palin’ to jump into 2012 race
Posted on 09/26/2011 11:16:41 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
Republican strategist Ed Rollins on Monday downplayed the latest surge in rumors that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will jump into the race for the Republican presidential nomination, and instead argued in favor of another possible candidate.
Christie ought to stay running New Jersey, Rollins said on Fox News Kilmeade and Friends radio show.
If I were advising him, I would tell him not to think about [a presidential bid], Rollins said. I cant imagine Gov. Christie spending the next four or five months in the winters of Iowa, traipsing to the places hes got to go in order to be a viable candidate.
Rollins, who was Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) campaign manager until early this month, said the only rumored presidential candidate he believes still viable is former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
Its never too late for Gov. Palin, Rollins said. She plays by different rules.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Palin: There is still a lot of contemplation that goes on within a family, deciding whether to engage in such a life-changing venture, putting yourself forward in the name of service, in such a position as President of the United States. So, we're still thinking about it, and the impact on family.
Family comes first in my life, and I just don't want to adversely affect the family. So, we're still talking about it, thinking about it. And that's what I want supporters to understand.
At the same time, I want to be very fair to supporters and not keep them hanging on in perpetuity. It's fair to them to give them an answer here, in short order, so that they can jump on board with someone else, and/or to decide for themselves what they want to do. So, still haven't made up my mind, haven't decided when that announcement would be yet.
David Brody: Is that short order by the end of September? October?
Palin: I think that that is a fair timeline for people, because Fall time, they can start getting engaged with different campaigns, but still thinking about it, and really, really desiring to be a participant in the positive change that needs to happen in this country.
Economy getting back on the right track. Jobs created for Americans. I want to be a part of that, whether it be as a candidate, or as a supporter of the right candidate. I'm still in that decision making phase.
I heard Dana Loesch say on her radio show last week that there were rumors that Sarah Palin may make an announcement at the performance with Glenn beck on Oct 7 in St. Louis, MO. I don’t recall what day it was. I know that Glenn beck likes Allen West and Allen West was in Israel about the time Glenn Beck was there.
She won't fade out. If she doesn't run, she will go the route of Glenn Beck - setting her own rules for how she wants to contribute to the conservative cause.
October 31 Thats the day presidential candidates names have to be submitted for inclusion on the primary ballot in Florida.
November 1 ~ candidates have to file for the South Carolina primary ballot along with a $25,000 fee.
November 18 ~ New Hampshire primary file date ~ along with $1000 fee.
Maybe we need a new term. Instead of hyperbole, we could have Freeperbole... /g
Thank you. Very helpful.
Don't forget that Ed Rollins said some ugly and disparaging things about Palin on a radio show, early in his tenure as Bachmann's campaign manager. It was a huge flap, and he never apologized for it.
Neither did Bachmann.
Stop reading things into people's posts. No Palin supporter worth their salt thinks Palin should listen to a damn thing Rollins spews.
cool, I like it.
Why anyone ever hires Ed Rollins is beyond me. He’s like a campaign kiss of death.
It's not possible for Palin to keep a lid on her filings. The very moment she files anywhere, it'll be blasted across the world wide web, radio, and television as breaking news.
She's not going to allow the liberal media to own her moment. She'll make her announcement, then begin filing.
Perhaps a small percentage of Palin's supporters have succumbed to the "I can't stand waiting" virus, but judging by comments on this forum, most are keeping their powder dry, and aren't overly anxious about it.
There are key filing dates fast approaching, and Palin has said that she'll let everyone know what her intentions are in late September - early October.
I'm not sweating it. She's more or less already given us the time frame for her announcement.
She said her book, "Going Rogue", that she'll never do that. She'll run as a Republican.
Nobody wants Romney.
Palin is the #1 choice, and Cain is right behind her. the rest are far behind. Palin will be the nominee, and I’m confident that she’ll pic Cain as her VP.
So stop worrying about Romney. He and Perry will argue for the soft head vote, which won’t amount to much. 2008 taught us a bunch.
I just read here (somewhere) last night, that one state (Nevada?) has a caucus filing date of October 15th.
I clearly recall the filing date, but I may be off on the other info. Someone found the filing date info on that state's elections commission website.
Ed, you make me feel so bad...
Then Romney's a fool. He can't win the nomination without the Tea Party vote, and he has ZERO credibility or connection with them. Palin, on the other hand, is the de facto leader of the Tea Party movement, and will handily take most of that vote.
The only vote that Romney can rely on, is the uninformed, last minute R voters, and cross-over Democrats in open primary states. He's not getting the conservative vote no matter what he does.
Frankly, his only path to the nomination is endurance. He'll have to somehow be the last man standing to have a hope of getting most of the Republican vote. I think he'd depress Republican voters so badly, that it might even be close in the general election.
Oh well, when its your ox in the ditch, its “don’t read things into people’s posts”, is it? The old “do as I say, not as I do” edict.
If that was not the point, then what was the point of the thread to start with?????
Wish I may, wish I might.....
You've actually got to go back and read the transcripts of those interviews to gain some understanding of the context in which she made those statements.
I listened to those interviews, and in both cases, she was being pressured to give an answer. In the first interview, she didn't even state the time frame herself - the interviewer did, and she sort of agreed with them, that that would be a good time to announce.
In the second interview, she actually gave the time frame of late September - early October, herself.
It's sort of unfortunate, but it's a necessary component of her strategy to stay mum about WHEN she'll make her announcement. I understand that that bugs some people (most especially the MSM), but this bit of mystery is the keystone of her strategy.
I don't know if you're posting while drunk, or if you're just a juvenile, but that post was utterly incomprehensible.
About all I can figure, is that you can't stand Sarah Palin, and think that it's fun to post snarky silliness to her supporters. What a complete waste of time and electrons.
Gaffe? Gaffe? Are you kidding me? He jumped in my book when he said that.
Actually, I would love for Palin to run, I would support her to the max. Perry is my second option, because I don’t see much difference between them, but he’s in, she ain’t.
Its the attack mode some of her supporters (at least you say you support Palin) here on FR that I can’t stand. I find it very disheartening to see so many smear posters hit other candidfates with half truths and distortions under Palin’s banner. It gives a very nice lady a bad image.
You post good stuff about Palin and I’ll be right there with you. You post the smears on Perry and I’ll go after you ever time. Count on it.
Now quit crying and address:
Oh well, when its your ox in the ditch, its dont read things into peoples posts, is it? The old do as I say, not as I do edict.
If that was not the point, then what was the point of the thread to start with?????
Then why are you posting all of the petty snark about her? Makes no sense to me.
Perry is my second option, because I dont see much difference between them
Friend, you really ought to study those two people a lot more closely. They may have both sat as Governors of two large western states, but that's where the similarities end.
Perry is a go-along-get-along, centrist Moderate, who's perpetually got his finger in the wind to see which way he should spin his message. He's a politician's politician, and the establishment's 'outsider'.
Palin, on the other hand, is a staunch conservative, and something of an originalist patriot reformer, who is courageous enough to state her views unequivocally, no matter the risk of political fallout. She's got a moral compass that unerringly leads her in the right direction, despite which way the wind is blowing.
Perry's already falling, but when Palin joins the race, he may as well hang it up. He'll be done, because she's the real thing, and the voters know it.
Now quit crying and address...
Quit crying? My, my, my.... Just when I thought you were going to engage me like an adult, you go and insult me like that. And you have the nerve to complain about how Palin supporters talk to you. Thanks, pal.
Speak for yourself.
I'm still waiting for a candidate who isn't a total disaster on illegal immigration, and who understands the Constitution and Second Amendment.
I'll wait as long as it take.
But it's too late for you, Ed, to start kissing butt!
We get pissed at Obama when he targets the Rich, Conservatives, Republicans, Taxpayers, so what makes you think that Liberals won't look at Mr. Cain in the same light with their deluded logic?
I know they have no problem with The One being what he is, a petty narcissist with a Napoleon complex, but they revel in Projection and will turn Mr. Cain's comment into a Federal Case, if you catch my drift.
This Election will be the dirtiest spectacle you and I will ever see. The idiots throwing Oreos at Michael Steele back in 2008 were only warming up.
If she disagreed, then she should have said so. Since she agreed, then that is what she believes.
Yeah I was hoping thats what you were doing. From the rest of your post it didnt fit. I was proud of him for making the statement of no Muslim ie Sharia and I think we need to make sure he knows, and others know, that he has backing on that.
hmmm...I just read an article, as I couldn’t find anything on a Nevada official website, but it said that Iowa and Nevada were the same, as caucus states they don’t have any official deadline. The only hard deadline I have see so far are the ones already mentioned, South Carolina, etc. Still looks to me like the end of the month, that is, the end of October......
Here, I just found this NYT article. It is actually fairly balanced, and gives an overview of what a Presidential campaign entails:
The Oct. 15 caucus deadline that you noted, correctly, is Utah.
But the author also points out, correctly, that she could punt on that one with no harm. The ones that matter are SC and FL and they are at the end of October....
Yes, I know, I was just ticking off the bullet point for completeness' sake. While I think it's unlikely I don't think there's absolute zero possibility of this eventuality. It depends on just exactly how badly Republicans in Washington and on the Presidential campaign trail can further screw up . . .
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