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Sarah Palin: ‘Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?’
ABC News ^ | 9-28-2011 | Sheila Marikar

Posted on 09/27/2011 10:33:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Sarah Palin: ‘Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?’

Sheila Marikar

September 28, 2011

A Palin presidency: Too “shackle-y?”

That’s what Sarah Palin suggested on Fox News’ “On The Record with Greta VanSusteren” tonight, saying that she’s 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 who’s maverick? I do go rogue and I call it like I see it and I don’t 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? That’s 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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To: Polybius

I think what she’s doing is encouraging people to get involved. Everyone can have an impact. It’s inspiring.

Cindie


201 posted on 09/28/2011 10:14:09 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: RichInOC

LOL! Hang in there, true believer, if Sarah gets in I’ll be the first to applaud you! :)


202 posted on 09/28/2011 10:17:35 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Carling

She has been using that “you dont need a title to be a leader” theme for quite awhile apparently - although I first noticed it at the Iowa speech.

Interestingly - when I was searching for that quote - it turns out, there is some self-help/leadership book by the same name.

http://www.youdontneedatitle.com/

I cant see her use of that phrase as anything but a round about way of announcing that she is not going to run. How else could you interpret it?


203 posted on 09/28/2011 10:22:47 AM PDT by 2ndamendmentpa
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To: RichInOC

I bet you were a band member on the Titanic in a past life.


204 posted on 09/28/2011 10:36:01 AM PDT by wtc911
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To: smoothsailing

From a Perry supporter, that’s pure comedy. Thanks for the laugh.


205 posted on 09/28/2011 10:39:56 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: RichInOC
From a Perry supporter, that’s pure comedy. Thanks for the laugh.

You're Welcome! People do tell me I have a great sense of humour. :)

206 posted on 09/28/2011 10:43:33 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: wtc911

And coming from exactly the sort of poster I had in mind, that’s even purer comedy.


207 posted on 09/28/2011 10:45:57 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: smoothsailing

I can answer her question. NO, she could influence the issues little more than any other former governor or senator if she bows out of the Presidential sweepstakes now. Her fall from influence would be steep and hard. Ronald Reagan could be a player from the outside b/c he had served two successful terms as Ca. governor. AND, he hung like a Sword OF Damocles over the liberal establishment b/c they KNEW that he had the nerve to run for President one day.
In Reagan’s time, issues were pressing, but in 1976, no one thought that the nation would be imperiled if Reagan didn’t win that time. There was always 1980.
This year, there is no 2016. We don’t have four more years to wait. She MUST run, and she MUST win *now*. I hope that she doesn’t lose her nerve. Bob


208 posted on 09/28/2011 11:01:06 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

She has a marriage and a family to protect.

I think the situation is tougher than we know.


209 posted on 09/28/2011 11:06:19 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: ari-freedom

Didn’t Huckabee end up second overall in the ‘08 GOP primaries, if only because he refused to quit after it was clear that McCain had the nomination? IIRC he won the IA caucuses.


210 posted on 09/28/2011 11:12:44 AM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: SuzyQueIN
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?

My observation from her comments is: that during the 2008 campaign, the knives in the back she received from the McCain staff went in deeper, and left more serious scars on her, than maybe any of us realize.

I don't think she has any problem whatsoever battling her political enemies. It's her political "friends"--past, present, and future--that have her wondering whether or not it's going to be worth making the effort.

I have to say, judging from the comments of many here, she possibly has a very good point--people who might otherwise be inclined to support her, go way, way, WAY out of their way to toss more knives at her at every single opportunity.

So, is it worth it? Is even sacrificing your family and everything else you have built and lived for, in order to run for President, in order to try to save the country--is it worth it, when so many of your putative "allies" have, and continue to undermine you so viciously?

It's easy to say "Yes, absolutely it is" when you're not the one who actually has to make that decision.

For the first time since she came on the national political scene, I have the feeling that (if I were a close friend of hers) I might not be telling her to yes, go for it, make the run.

And so, the character assassins would, in the end, win.

If she doesn't run, I'll be regretful. But if she does run, I think I'll wince a little bit, too.

211 posted on 09/28/2011 11:37:08 AM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: visualops
America is 14 Trillion dollars in debt.

The Eurozone is within weeks of total economic collapse.

The U.N. is seriously thinking about declaring "Palestine" statehood.

Iran WILL have a nuclear weapon during the next administration.

And you want to give a guy who has never held elective office, and whose previous biggest decision has been "Let's give them three toppings for the price of two!" the Presidency of The United States of America?

Really???

212 posted on 09/28/2011 11:55:23 AM PDT by sklar
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To: Jim Noble

I am well aware that she has family to consider. Todd supports her run fully, as do her kids. And SHE has the steely resolve to do what is necessary. The time to declare that she is NOT a candidate has passed long ago, however. Bob


213 posted on 09/28/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
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To: wtc911
C'mon now, cut her some slack, she does tote around a bigger Bible than Clinton did.

"Herb" 3X is classic, but I shuddered upon learning she actually uttered "shackle-y". If one is willing to remove the blinders, one sees that she has a lot of warts.

...and don't reprimand me for my tag line, lad. I know Perry isn't high on your favorites list.

214 posted on 09/28/2011 1:23:53 PM PDT by jla (Real Americans Support Rick Perry)
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To: jla

Actually I was hoping to get behind Perry but that hope has somewhat dimmed....


215 posted on 09/28/2011 1:35:12 PM PDT by wtc911
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To: sklar
and whose previous biggest decision has been "Let's give them three toppings for the price of two!"

That on it's face is such a big pile of doo-doo that I know I cannot possibly have a serious conversation with you.
216 posted on 09/28/2011 3:51:44 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: smoothsailing

“Is a title and a campaign too shackle-y?”

Did she ACTUALLY SAY THIS? Please say it’s a hoax.

It looks to me like Sarah has played a LOT of people for fools.


217 posted on 09/29/2011 2:19:57 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Huck

>>Who knows? I agree that she risks her fortune if she actually lays her cards down.<<

Yep the gravy train ends soon.

Seeing how much we see Karl Rove’s face everywhere, she will probably be a perpetual talking head, however.

If she DOESN’T run, she sure played a lot of people for chumps.


218 posted on 09/29/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: smoothsailing

“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? “

It didn’t stop Reagan. But then, if you even have to ASK this, it proves you’re no Reagan.


219 posted on 09/29/2011 2:25:32 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: smoothsailing
“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? "

The more I read this, the more I realize what a load of horse manure it really is.

She is suggesting that if she doesn't run for President, it will be because she fears that AS President, she will be shaped by her handlers, and that her message will be what contributors and pundits want it to be?

And she is afraid that she won't call it like she sees it, and that she won't affect positive change in the country?

"That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”

Then the White House is the LAST place this insecure and uncertain person needs to be.

Nope, she's just making another excuse for "quitting."

220 posted on 09/29/2011 2:32:39 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Lazlo in PA
“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? "

The more I read this, the more I realize what a load of horse manure it really is.

She is suggesting that if she doesn't run for President, it will be because she fears that AS President, she will be shaped by her handlers, and that her message will be what contributors and pundits want it to be?

And she is afraid that she won't call it like she sees it, and that she won't affect positive change in the country?

"That’s the biggest contemplation piece in my process.”

Then the White House is the LAST place this insecure and uncertain person needs to be.

221 posted on 09/29/2011 2:37:20 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: wardaddy

“Shackle-Y” is about the most idiotic made-up word a potential candidate could use.

Yes, Sarah, the Presidency is “shackle-y.” It is hard and stuff. There’s stuff you gotta do. Its more than some stupid “reality show.”

The fact that she even USED such a word, which is loaded with doubt in her own ability to rise to the occasion and be dedicated to the task, reveals her true character.

Sarah, you have had all the time in the world to decide whether or not the Presidency is too “shackel-y” for you.

If you don’t know by now, maybe you are not cut out for the job.


222 posted on 09/29/2011 2:43:17 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Bush called us "vigilantes." Perry calls us "heartless.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I saw the clip and I think she said shackle-y, but some have said she said shackling instead of shackle-y. My ears aren’t that good.


223 posted on 09/29/2011 3:16:15 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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