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Sarah Palin: Being president could ‘shackle’ me
Yahoo News, The Ticket ^ | 9/28/2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman

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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KEYWORDS: feminism; globalism; marriage; palin; president; romanticism; sarah; sarahpalin; shackle; womeninchains
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1 posted on 09/29/2011 12:43:57 AM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: Wolfstar

Looks like the primaries may move up to start in Jan instead of Feb. Tick-tock, baby.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 12:48:38 AM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: Wolfstar
See also the PREVIOUS thread about this:
Sarah Palin: ‘Is a Title and Campaign Too Shackle-y?’
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10:33:16 PM · by smoothsailing · 215 replies
ABC News ^ | 9-28-2011 | Sheila Marikar

3 posted on 09/29/2011 12:57:28 AM PDT by RonDog
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To: Wolfstar
Sarah said that being a "CANDIDATE" might shackle her, not being the President.

The headline is blatantly misleading and incompetent.

4 posted on 09/29/2011 12:58:35 AM PDT by sklar
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To: Wolfstar

$$$ - She’ll earn far more if she doesn’t run, and being the sole breadwinner of the household one can understand her dilemma.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 12:58:53 AM PDT by jla (Real Americans Support Rick Perry)
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To: Wolfstar

Was being governor also like being shackled?


6 posted on 09/29/2011 1:03:19 AM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

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.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 1:11:56 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: sklar

So how do you become President without first being a candidate?


8 posted on 09/29/2011 1:22:18 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Wolfstar

If she’s not all-in, she shouldn’t get in.


9 posted on 09/29/2011 1:23:57 AM PDT by DB
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To: jla
$$$ - She’ll earn far more if she doesn’t run ...

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 $$$.

10 posted on 09/29/2011 1:29:19 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Wolfstar

It looks like I’m going to have to find out more about Cain.

Palin isn’t panning out.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 1:29:35 AM PDT by DB
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To: Wolfstar; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Re: "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.

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.

12 posted on 09/29/2011 1:30:29 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Finny

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.


13 posted on 09/29/2011 1:33:53 AM PDT by DB
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To: Bender2

Cain.

See #13.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 1:37:31 AM PDT by DB
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To: Bender2

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.


15 posted on 09/29/2011 1:38:18 AM PDT by helpfulresearcher (Palin and Cain - Courageous leaders who can actually fire people and prosecute corruption!)
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To: DB

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.


16 posted on 09/29/2011 1:39:37 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny

No more Bushs!


17 posted on 09/29/2011 1:48:00 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Amen to that, Brother FReeper.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 1:53:00 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: DB
It looks like I’m going to have to find out more about Cain.

Here I come to save the day...


19 posted on 09/29/2011 1:57:15 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Wolfstar

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.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 2:04:05 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: DB

She just draaaaaaaaaags it on...


21 posted on 09/29/2011 2:05:56 AM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: sklar

what title do you think she was referring to, in addition to a campaign, that might be shackling?


22 posted on 09/29/2011 2:11:20 AM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: DB

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.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 2:27:27 AM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: John Semmens

ping - one of yours?

LOL!


24 posted on 09/29/2011 2:30:38 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Ronin; DB

If She is sincere about her political aspirations, She should be unifying the party. I’m not seeing that happen...so far.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 2:33:37 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Finny

Your replies leave me feeling all shackle-y’d.


26 posted on 09/29/2011 2:43:02 AM PDT by jla (Real Americans Support Rick Perry)
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To: Kartographer

Voters could write her in :-)


27 posted on 09/29/2011 2:46:03 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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To: Wolfstar

Sarah, give us a yea or nay so we can move on.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 2:52:42 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

Yeah that’s a workable plan.


29 posted on 09/29/2011 2:55:00 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

I am beginning to think we will be seeing post like your’s even on Monday, November 5, 2012 and then of course they will start again on Wednesday, November 7, 2012


30 posted on 09/29/2011 2:56:47 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Wolfstar

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.


31 posted on 09/29/2011 3:05:42 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: EDINVA

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.


32 posted on 09/29/2011 3:10:08 AM PDT by uptoolate (For the record: I have complete assurance that nothing can pluck me from His hand)
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To: Wolfstar

Get over her already.


33 posted on 09/29/2011 3:10:20 AM PDT by PjhCPA (Born and raised cheesehead....and damn proud of it!)
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To: Kartographer

I’ll ignore your sarcasm if that’s what it is. But you do admit she’s the best candidate for the job?


34 posted on 09/29/2011 3:15:59 AM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (She's runnin')
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To: jla
I can't wait for Jim Robinson to ZOT your lying ass. I hope Todd Palin meets you by chance one day and recognizes you.

YAWTEPS

35 posted on 09/29/2011 3:18:49 AM PDT by Gargantua (Sidebar Moderator's Tutor)
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To: Lou Budvis
Was being governor also like being shackled?

Yes, apparently.

36 posted on 09/29/2011 3:20:44 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Bender2

Have you read about Cain yet? I think Perry is more of the same, Cain looks different.


37 posted on 09/29/2011 3:25:21 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Jonty30

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.


38 posted on 09/29/2011 3:35:12 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Bender2

Don’t give up so soon. “Unconventional” has meaning.


39 posted on 09/29/2011 3:37:29 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: sklar

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”?


40 posted on 09/29/2011 3:37:59 AM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Kartographer
So how do you become President without first being a candidate?

After Marine Expeditionary forces retake the capital?

41 posted on 09/29/2011 3:40:58 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: Tainan

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.


42 posted on 09/29/2011 3:42:29 AM PDT by Mach9
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To: Finny

No more Bush’s, no Clintons and NOBAMA!


43 posted on 09/29/2011 3:43:10 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Jim Noble

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.


44 posted on 09/29/2011 3:46:19 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Sarah Palin and John Bolton--- 2012)
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To: Wolfstar

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.


45 posted on 09/29/2011 3:47:54 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Wolfstar

lead, follow, or get out of the way


46 posted on 09/29/2011 3:50:06 AM PDT by Puddleglum
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

Why write her in if she doesn’t want to run?


47 posted on 09/29/2011 4:00:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Do I miss Bush? Hell, I miss Clinton.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

let’s make sure we get in the No0bama at the end there. That’s the key.


48 posted on 09/29/2011 4:01:57 AM PDT by Perdogg (Do I miss Bush? Hell, I miss Clinton.)
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To: Wolfstar
God Bless her. But, well, I'm starting to get a little tired of this.

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.

49 posted on 09/29/2011 4:02:01 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (I support HERMAN CAIN for President of the United States. - AmericanInTokyo)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012; Kartographer
"So how do you become president without first becoming a candidate"

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.

50 posted on 09/29/2011 4:13:55 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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