Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Being president could ‘shackle’ me
Posted on 09/29/2011 12:43:50 AM PDT by Wolfstar
Sarah Palin certainly didn't sound interested in running for president last night.
"Is a title worth it-- does a title shackle a person?" the former Alaska governor asked during a discussion of her 2012 plans with Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. "Someone like me, who's maverick--you know I do 'go rogue' and I call it like I see it and I don't mind stirring it up ... [for] somebody like me, is a title and is a campaign too shackling?"
"Does a title take away my freedom to call it like I see it and to effect positive change that we need in this country? That's the biggest contemplation piece in my [decision] process," Palin said.
Palin said Tuesday that time is running out. Filing deadlines, requiring candidates to register to appear on state presidential primary ballots, are approaching in several states.
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Looks like the primaries may move up to start in Jan instead of Feb. Tick-tock, baby.
Sarah Palin: Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:33:16 PM · by smoothsailing · 215 repliesABC News ^ | 9-28-2011 | Sheila Marikar
The headline is blatantly misleading and incompetent.
$$$ - She’ll earn far more if she doesn’t run, and being the sole breadwinner of the household one can understand her dilemma.
Was being governor also like being shackled?
Governors have more power within the state than the President does in the country, so no.
Also, until John McCain picked her, being governor was possibly as high as she might have gone.
So how do you become President without first being a candidate?
If she’s not all-in, she shouldn’t get in.
Is that the kind of thinking that led her to quit the $120,000-plus position of Chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission to which then-governor Murkowski appointed her? It was, if I remember correctly, the first job she'd ever had that paid so well; she quit in disgust because of all the corruption she saw there, and was prohibited by law to talk publicly about the specifics of that corruption. It ended up inspiring her to take on Murkowski and win the governorship to clean things up.
She could have earned far more, and her financial life would have been a lot easier, if she'd just "gone with the flow" like a dead fish. Heck, if she'd played ball with Murkowski, who knows how much money she'd be making now?
Her past actions indicate she's guided by something other than taking the path of the most $$$.
It looks like I’m going to have to find out more about Cain.
Palin isn’t panning out.
I love Sarah and would give my cash, my wholehearted support and my vote to her... but this kinda throws me for a loop.
And this leads me to think she is not going to run which I grant would be a real uphill battle as the Liberal Media have pretty much poisoned the waters for any successful campaign of her's for the Presidency in the foreseeable future.
So, I shall continue to wear my Rock Perry button even when that same Liberal media is tell me he's toast and hope he gets the nod to unseat Obama.
And after Rick's two successful terms and an economy back on track due to a Tea Party led GOP controlled Congress and Supreme Court, a 56-years old Sarah Palin would be the prefect candidate to take 49 states while Taxachusetts stays blue.
She should already be set economically for life.
It all comes down to fire in the belly to lead the country.
If she doesn’t have it, she doesn’t have it.
If that’s the case, its time for us to move on.
The Leftie media wanted the fat RINO governor from NJ to enter so they ran stories about him jumping in.
The media wants Palin to stay out so they run stories about how its too late and her not running.
She has also faked the media out many times before. It seems she enjoys keeping them off balance.
I am waiting to see. It will be pretty soon if it comes.
We have yet to know if she’s all-in or not. I’m patient, and I appreciate that it’s to her advantage to resist the pressure coming at her from THREE sides — the MSM/liberals, the GOP Establishment, and impatient Palin fans — to announce asap. For the record, I think there’s a decent chance that Jeb Bush is doing the same thing, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if HE gave a surprise announcment at a late date, as well. He’s no dummy — he knows that for him, there’d be no advantage to announcing now — same as Palin.
No more Bushs!
Amen to that, Brother FReeper.
Her time is running out. She has done the most damage to herself at this time. It is way past time for her to declare she’s not running.
She just draaaaaaaaaags it on...
what title do you think she was referring to, in addition to a campaign, that might be shackling?
I’m slowly coming around to that feeling myself. I still want her to run, but if she doesn’t, I’ll be perfectly happy supporting Cain.
ping - one of yours?
If She is sincere about her political aspirations, She should be unifying the party. I’m not seeing that happen...so far.
Your replies leave me feeling all shackle-y’d.
Voters could write her in :-)
Sarah, give us a yea or nay so we can move on.
Yeah that’s a workable plan.
I am beginning to think we will be seeing post like yours even on Monday, November 5, 2012 and then of course they will start again on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
For all the people constantly whining for Governor Palin to announce she is running for President now, how exactly is her choosing to wait negatively affecting your life? Why must you know now?
Is Governor Palin not providing an answer at this time preventing you from actually doing something?
If the answer is no, then relax.
I seem to remember Gingrich a couple of election cycles ago saying that he would not enter the race because he felt he could get more accomplished for the cause of conservatism out of office than in it. That is when he launched American Solutions.
She may be thinking in that realm, which to some extent has its merits.
Get over her already.
I’ll ignore your sarcasm if that’s what it is. But you do admit she’s the best candidate for the job?
Have you read about Cain yet? I think Perry is more of the same, Cain looks different.
Really? I wonder, then, what made McCain pick her. All due respect (and I don’t mean that sarcastically), Conservatives certainly knew her; and JSM knew he needed a real one on his ticket.
Don’t give up so soon. “Unconventional” has meaning.
Apparently you don’t read well: “...[for] somebody like me, is a title and is a campaign too shackling?”
The “title” she speaks of is POTUS. Odd that she calls it a “title.” Perhaps your post is “incompetent”?
After Marine Expeditionary forces retake the capital?
Behind Romney? Behind Perry? Behind Bachmann? Who knows—it may be behind Cain, but he’s still untested. But you can’t “unify” without a unifying principle/principal.
No more Bush’s, no Clintons and NOBAMA!
I sincerely do hope Sarah Palin has a plan in case Obama goes off the deep end and actually DOES cancel any future elections.
A lot of people in the early stages of his campaign have poo poo’ed any thoughts that Obama would go dictator, but its apparently obvious Obama does indeed aspire to be a dictator for life over America.
So far he has manipulated almost any opposition or severely degraded the agencies so they are impotent as far as to removing him.
Sarah Palin could be the next resistance leader to organize America to remove any dictator. Her and or Cain.
Well because Sarah Palin is not Chris Christie she needs to make the decision yesterday.
The question I would have for Bill Kristol is: Is Chris Christie a conservative?
Why should we let the MSM and political elites choose our candidate?
I disagree with Sarah Palin: Citizen Palin could not have made the changes in Alaska Governor Palin sure could and did.
Citizen Palin would be infinitely less effective than President Palin in making the necessary changes.
lead, follow, or get out of the way
Why write her in if she doesn’t want to run?
let’s make sure we get in the No0bama at the end there. That’s the key.
It is, it should be ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND AMERICA.
The last candidate that won the Presidency, as we recall, it was all about him, him, him, his conveniences, his family, his privacy, his vision, his vacations, his golf, his smothering security that limited his movements. Him him him. I would hope we could see an end to that--our country is in some serious deep shit and we need a few selfless Sam Adams' and Thomas Paine's right about now.
In a brokered convention. The delegates to the convention are bound to their nominee only thru the first vote and if no nominee wins then the delegates are released to vote for anyone.
Look at what she is doing.
She is putting herself into the light every time a campaign event comes up. The media is so keyed in on her that she can do this cheaply. Plus, she has a dedicated constituency that may be narrow but it is very deep.
As time goes by and the primary campaign heats up, the primaries and caucuses come more frequently, this becomes harder and harder to do.