Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: ‘Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?’
Posted on 09/27/2011 10:33:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
September 28, 2011
A Palin presidency: Too shackle-y?
Thats what Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News On The Record with Greta VanSusteren tonight, saying that shes concerned jumping into the 2012 presidential race will muffle her message.
Is a title worth it? she asked, rhetorically. Does a title shackle a person? Are they someone like me whos maverick? I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I dont mind stirring it up in order to get people to think and debate aggressively.
Is a title and a campaign too shackle-y?, she continued. Does that prohibit me from being out there, out of a box, not allowing handlers to shape me and to force my message to be what donors or what contributors or what pundits want it to be? Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to affect positive change that we need in this country? Thats the biggest contemplation piece in my process.
Palin expressed a concern about being caricatured if she runs, and asked again whether a title is needed to make a difference or someone can be rogue, can be maverick, can be passionate about issues and can get people to think very wisely about issues....
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Your analysis is spot on. There’s no way she will get any media coverage at all if she doesn’t run.
I think Palin is deathly afraid of having to run in the primary against 7 or 8 other candidates. Look how difficult it is to "break-out" unless you are the front-runner. Look how little time someone like Santorum or Cain gets.
In 2008, Palin was handed the stage...she was the next-generation MAVERICK and believed it would position her for a relatively uncontested nomination in 2012.
It has not worked out that way and she is hesitating because it would mean a pay cut for her and a reduction in her popularity. She would lose the stage McCain gave her.
I also snicker at those who things she is stringing this out because of the money. Don’t believe greed is part of her make-up.
The cash she has already banked over the last couple of years has secured her family’s future.
Sounds to me like she is Auditioning for Bill O Reillys Gig.
She sure Did not sound Like Presidential Material
Just saw this great post this morning. Shames me for my impatience, no matter what Sarah decides.
I believe that Sarah would outshine both Perry and Romney pretty quick upon an actual announcement of her candidacy. The one thing she can’t do before that announcement is to make campaign promises. And (credible) campaign promises make the candidate.
She might break with tradition and announce a prospective running mate early, so as to minimize the pain for that person who can then drop from the picture until the proper time. If she’s thinking Cain or Bachmann, that might make sense for her.
She certainly would not be in the world’s most enviable spot, going toe to toe with that Chicago punk thug in Washington. You know, the one who brings guns when the others come with knives. So Sarah Palin basically has to walk in with a nuke. That nuke may be very close to ready, but she needs it to work when she comes on the stage.
She would have the spotlight for a short time --- like Perry. It would be then her job to seal the deal.
Perry thought he could sew-up the nomination quickly without having to work at it too much. He let his ego get inflated by those around him and he made the leap right into the flames.
Palin is smart enough to know that she is not going to just walk-in and walk-away with the nomination. She will be the target-du-jour based on her name recognition and instant popularity. They will chop her down using everything they can --- even if some is false (Perry was the victim of both real and false accusations).
I think, if she really wanted to run, she should be putting policy ideas on the table now, like Cain's 9-9-9 Plan. Those policy ideas would pave the way for her nomination.
Palin has more to lose than to gain.
If running is still a possibility in her mind, she doubtless already has her campaign promises mapped out, including policy proposals. I think she hasn’t put them out yet because she doesn’t want to hurt the other candidates if she takes door #2 instead of door #1 (and it may be they look a whole lot like Cain’s or Bachmann’s).
Well said. This is her chance. She will be “hurt” just as much by not running as finishing 3-4 as others have said.
Sarah, the msm will drop you once you are not running.
The desperation is beginning to show on the MSM, even Fox is playing games when they discuss Sarah Pain.
If anything I am beginning to wonder if there has been some profound evidence that Obama is planning on canceling the election, and Sarah Palin knows all about it, by still keeping out of the battlefield she can assess the best strategic move to make.
And just how would America react to a cancelled election?
If Obama could I think he would, its the only way for him to stay at the helm of his sinking burning ship of fools.
Honestly, she’s not that mavericky or rogue, they are others that talk more boldly. I think she’s starting to believe in the Messiah syndrome herself now. I say good riddance, her king making days are over.
looked at and discarded? Pfft. Herman Cain train has been chugging along, gaining followers, gaining momentum despite the MSM trying to pretend he doesn’t exist.
Rush: “You want to know why Herman Cain won the straw poll in Florida? ‘Cause you can’t find one example of Herman Cain, at any point in this campaign, not being a conservative. Herman Cain’s not hedging his bets. Herman Cain is not trying to be all things to all people. Herman Cain is not out there trying to make sure he doesn’t offend this group or that group.
Herman Cain’s out there and he is pedal-to-the-metal, 100% conservative every time he opens his mouth. It’s not surprising to me he wins the Florida straw poll over somebody’s mealy-mouthed and is trying to have it both ways on any number of issues.”
Without the title or the office, or the expectation that she’s going to pursue them, then why should we care what Palin says any more than every other talking head on the TV?
The statement she made was really bad. I was rather surprised. It was really idiotic. You just can’t have someone that is that bad at expressing themselves and their ideas running for president. Especially if some of their ideas seem like incomplete thoughts. And I like her. I think she does have a role in turning the country around. But not as President.
She’s now leading in the race to unshackled irrelevance. Politically, that’s all she will get from declining to “throw her name in the hat,” as she put it.
And “Herb Cain” will not be the nominee.
She sought and became a Mayor and Governor, and sought the Vice Presidency. She’s really not a rogue. She’s has the heart of, among other things, an executive.
She has a long track record of not being told what to do by handlers. She not the type to be shackled, but she also know that the responsibilities of high office require that she sometimes shackle herself. She will be a dignified, respectful, deliberate president and she knows that.
Her Shackle-y remark is part of her preparing us for what we’ll get if we elect her. When she becomes President, she’ll be the same person we are getting to know now.
I can’t see her sitting this election out. She’s also said that if other candidates don’t meet her requirements for our next president, she’ll run.
She’s going the route of Glenn Beck. She won’t run.
Going on Greta is not real leadership”
How about facebook and twitter?
Does that count?
Do you realize how that sounds? You're not only grasping at straws, you're trying to read them like I Ching portents.
Her clothing was black and blue. Is that a signal she is feeling injured?
There's PDS here, and then there's the Palinhalers.
Name recognition doesn’t translate into positive opinions. Many times it is a detriment and I believe Palin can’t win.
Absolutely right. She’s already faced the worst of The Left’s fire. It’s the GOP Old Boys’ Club, Cocktail Party elite that will be her biggest obstacle to election. And that’s a pretty sorry state-of-affairs, isn’t it?
Sarah Palin has a 3 year contract of 1 million a year and signed in January of 2010. So this contract ends January 2013.
Palin hasn't done a TV show in over a year, she hasn't written any books in a while and she has made very few paid appearances over the last half year. One who is "milking it for all it's worth" would be actively involved in all of those activities.
Add to that, if she were not to run, then taking the extra two months would only hurt her.
BTW, the people who are currently releasing books this fall are Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.
Resident Nostradamus of FR speaks............
"Palinhalers". That's a perfect description of some here. It's almost idol worship, very offputting, and certainly not conservative.
I think you need to re-read what you quoted. We agree.
I left Sarah last night.
My wife leans over and says, “She sure is hard to listen to.”
And she was right.
Sarah can be great in a speech, when she is careful to make pauses between thoughts, but her run-on “let-me-talk-as-fast-as-i-can” stream of consciousness schtick just isn’t going to cut it.
I still believe she was an excellent governor and has lots of guts, and I agree with her on virtually all the issues, but the ability to communicate is fundamental to getting the job, and in the interviews, she can’t seem to exude calmness and clarity or understand the immense value of brevity.
Did she keep saying “Herb Cain?” Or was that just my bad ears?
She is delusional (being as polite as I can be)if she genuinely thinks that having the title of President of the United States would be more limiting vis a vis actually making change than sitting in the studio in the house by the lake would be.
She’s kidding herself to think she will have a voice that anyone pays attention to if she at this point does not run. It’s way past the point if she isn’t running for her to announce to everyone she isn’t running. She knows what the field is, enough already!
Have Rick Perry’s kids written a book?
How about Herman Cain’s kids?
Well, that certainly clears things up.
So, if she doesn't run will it mean that she doesn't love this country?
Or will your opinion change to fit the reality?
If she isn't running though (but she's in a running suit!!!), what other move does she have to stay relevant and keep her earning power? It sounds ridiculous to most people to hear her say that a media analyst can impact more positive change than the President, but for her core believers, she needs to somehow keep an image of being 'Undefeated'. It's a tough spot for Palin. If she runs and doesn't win the nomination, which I think is more likely than not, her image takes a big hit. If she doesn't run, she because just another voice on the sidelines. It's a tough spot to be in, and her rambling answers last night, and calling herself a "maverick" and "rogue", showed a hint of desperation. She is polling about 7% with 90+% name recognition; announcing her candidacy will not immediately put her in the #1 spot.
It sounded like Herb to me, but some here have said it was Herm.
I think she just doesn't want to run and is having a tough time figuring out how to let down her many fans.
I've gotten tired of the "is she, isn't she" nonsense to the point where I just want her to raise money and campaign for conservative candidates. She still has a role to play but elective office isn't it, IMO.
I heard HerB so I listened again while watching her lips...B does not look like M.....she said B...three times in a row.
I did the same thing. I admit I can't tell if it's Herb or Herm. That said, does anybody call him Herm? I've never heard anyone else call him Herm. I'll assume she knows his name is Herman, though, and was calling him Herm.
Why are you wasting precious time on something you consider beyond tedious?
Just curious ... maybe it’s not her, but it’s you.
You’ve been saying that forever, and it’s just not true.
Her popularity right now is real, but it is also highly dependent on the perception that she is a possible presidential candidate.
If all she cared about was money, she would run to increase her already stunningly high profile and value as speaker, etc.
“She is either preparing us for the let down of her not running or.....//..... to run to save the republic...”
“Resident Nostradamus of FR speaks....” . Just making an observation, I’ll leave you to place your own bet. My bet is she is in but praying hard for strength and wisdom.
the guzzling of wine explains a lot, but not everything.
Did you wake up with an ugly attitude? Or did you cultivate it?
She did the same (a variation) in Wisconsin after Scott Walker faced down the unions and won. In her speech to the Wisconsin TP she referred to him twice as "your governor" but could not get herself to say his name.....very petty
Memo to the “she’s not running” crowd: The voices in your head are not credible sources. And even if they were, going by this thread I’m not even sure your ears are that good at TV audio at regular volume, let alone whatever the voices in your head are whispering to you.