Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Is her caribou cooked already?
Posted on 10/03/2011 6:31:13 AM PDT by Slyscribe
Eleven days before Michigan's candidate registration deadline. And we still don't know if former Gov. Sarah Palin is going, as she puts it, to toss her name into the hat.
Here's Palin's problem: We don't know. She likes it that way. It's late by contemporary announcement standards. And many of us, even those fascinated by her refreshing rogueness, have stopped caring. Certainly her would-be Republican opponents have moved on, as they should.
So, does it even matter now if SP drives her beautiful bus straight through the gates of tradition into a rogue race?
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Palin has them all tied in knots.
They aren't used to not calling the shots.
She is who I really think would stick to her guns against the liberal agenda and fight hard but she's got to get in.
I no longer believe she will run :(
You betcha' it matters!!
Damn the PDS torpedoes....
Eleven days before Michigan’s candidate registration deadline.”
Haven’t heard that before. I thought Utah was the first, on the 15th, then the others starting in at the end of the month?
If she gets in, the news cycle will explode.
We’ll never hear another word about Fast and Furious.
I think the field is set. The herd will be thinned, not grow.
Want to start listing all the other issues that will not get coverage for the next year?
“Here’s Palin’s problem: We don’t know. “
“And many of us, even those fascinated by her refreshing rogueness, have stopped caring.”
Why, I care so little, that I have no idea why I’m sitting here at 2 A.M. writing A WHOLE FREAKING COLUMN ABOUT IT! Well, at least I’m sincere and honest with myself! - note to self by Andrew Malcolm
If Gov. Palin is such a great fighter she wouldn’t have quit without finishing her term as Governor. she is the Republican nominee, I will fight tooth and nail to get her elected. I won’t vote for her if she gets in the primaries, but if
In or out, I don't care just let us know so we can focus on the race without wishing someone else might jump in.
Our first priority after that should be to destroy Romney, and once that is done, the rest can battle to the death to see which conservative deserves to be the standard bearer.
You are so wrong, but I forgive you.
The only counter to that would be if she turned it around and focused on these scandals like the others have been afraid to.
So the writer is upset that Sarah doesn’t tell him or the MSM personally her plans and intentions are? Ah!
So everybody from MSM to some at FR just automatically assumes she’s not running because she won’t lay out her stragetgy. She just said the other day that she keeps her cards close to the vest and in August she said that she’s been outspent 3 to 1, 10 to 1 and never leading in the polls in her career but end up winning elections anyway. So obviously she has a plan and with the hard deadline filings coming up we shall soon know. I don’t underestimate her and most who do underestimate Sarah Palin usually looks foolish afterwards
Our FIRST priority should be to destroy Romney!
The Utah 15th deadline is for candidates who are NOT within a political party that has qualified for ballot access in Utah. Qualified political parties have a later deadline.
I don't believe the MI deadline is in October, but so far all I've found is a summary of the MI law.
The election law requires that the secretary of state issue a list of the individuals identified by the national news media to be potential presidential candidates for each political party's nomination. (This is to be done by 4 p.m. of the second Friday in November of the year before the presidential election -- which will be November 11, 2011, Veterans Day.) Senate Bill 584 would amend the law to require that list be made available to the public on an internet website maintained by the Department of State.Senate Bill 584 - 2012 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ON FEBRUARY 28
Then, not later than 4 p.m. of the following Tuesday, the state chairs of each political party for which a presidential primary election will be held must file with the secretary of state a list of individuals that he or she considers to be potential presidential candidates. Senate Bill 584 would require that the secretary of state also make these lists available to the public the internet website.
Our first priority after that should be to destroy Romney”
Well...within reason....the GOP does have to have a nominee.
Rush says that Elmer Fudd could beat obama. I tend to agree. But I don’t think that means that we should nominate Elmer Fudd to tempt fate here!
These are treacherous times. obama poses a grave danger to America. He has to be beaten. The field as it is at the moment definitely has me nervous, to say the least. And I do think that the field is set.....so here we are.
I like Sarah Palin, as she made my vote for John McCain palatable. But I am among the Conservative voters who has grown tired of being played. Sarah Palin has a big role to play in the media as a movement leader and opinion shaper. But I don’t believe she’s running, and I have moved on.
PDS is reaching epidemic proportions.
I love irony. The person who complains about Sarah’s incomplete term has trouble completing 2 out of three sentences in their post! Gotta love it!
Is that why he's writing an article?! LOLOL!!!!
It’s incomprehensible why she’d pick a time like this to head into the wilderness — the “unshackled maverick” gambit is very risky, and the default outcome is irrelevance and oblivion.
But that appears to be the case.
She will have made Mitt Romney the sure thing.
A few comments. Regarding Utah, even if it is the 15th of this month, I don’t think that matters in the abstract. No one can compete against Romney in Utah, not even Huntsman. So if that deadline were “missed” it is of no consequence.
With regards to that MI law excerpt, it seems like IBD just pulled their Oct 15 out of thin air. And if the excerpt you posted is truly the law, which would hardly be unsurprising, the fact that the candidates are those identified by the “national news media” is silly beyond belief. Ah, the eternal wisdom of state legislators! That is really a very strange way to have on qualify for a presidential primary ballot!
Any and all liberals like Romney should be destroyed first, then and only then should the remaining real conservatives start going after each other. Imagine if instead of attacking Perry these last few weeks, everyone had instead attacked Romney and driven him down into the single digits. Everyone that had successfully attacked Romney would of gotten a bump. Instead they attacked a fellow conservative and drove his numbers down... along with theirs. If people like Santorum and Bachmann want to bring their numbers up they need to stop attacking the other conservatives, and start attacking the real enemies on the stage like Romney and Huntsman.
I agree, she is going to enter the race, the media will go insane, Cains’s message will be drowned out, Sarah does not have a chance to win anything other than the base, but Cain can reach more, and thus, Romney wins, Sarah will become hated amoung the conservative movement. That is my prediction, and no, I do not hate Sarah, but she is already screwing up our chances.
The ethics suits cost the State of Alaska $2 Mil and brought government almost to a halt because they had to search for documents to fight them. So she should have stayed and tied up the state?
Never give power to a person who will not relinquish it for the good of the people.
I read that about Michigan on one occasion.
Sarah Palin 2012 or bust
If I hear you right, you seem to be saying.,..leave my boyfriend Ricky alone?
There is likely a MI law that has an Oct 15 deadline, or some other reference that the author incorrectly took to be controlling.
-- the fact that the candidates are those identified by the "national news media" is silly beyond belief. --
I had the same reaction. Seems there is a two step process though, with the deadline for the parties being a week after that "take it from the news reports" deadline to the MI Secretary of State.
400 - 15 (385 days). Isn't that long enough for an election all ready? What's the point of making it longer?
Sarah Palin’s potential need not be exclusive to the presidency. If she won’t run for that, maybe she’d make a good cabinet member for somebody else.
You mean like you Perrybots running around attacking Herman Cain?
Not only is that corrupt bag of slime candidate of yours not a conservative, but you have the nerve to be completely shameless in your hypocrisy as well. Congratulations.
This seems like her M.O. - take it all to Zero, not other Republican candidates....her gripe is with Obama.
Deadline dates to file for primaries
FLORIDA: Oct 31, 2011
SOUTH CAROLINA: Nov 1, 2011
ILLINOIS: Dec 5, 2011
TEXAS: Dec 12, 2011
ALABAMA: Dec 14, 2011
PENNSYLVANIA: Feb 14, 2012
NEVADA: Mar 12, 2012
UTAH: Mar 13, 2012
Well, no. I think her strategy is pretty clear: the only way she can get the kind of attention she now gets---and hammer the Dems and Obama---is to be a "candidate." Once she no longer has that label, the news media will cover the real candidates and whatever she has to say will be minimized, if not ignored. (How many news stories do you hear about Huckabee or Trump recently?)
She has no organization in any of the primary states that I am aware of. To build an organization takes months, not days, no matter how fanatical the support. So I have said for months now she's not in, and there is no evidence on the ground in the early primary states of her having a real organization.
How many times has Krisp Krispy said he's NOT going to run for President and still nobody knows whether or not he's going to run for President.
Why would it be any different for Sarah Palin? Even is she said she's not going to run, the media and Palin Haters would be out there demanding she make a decision.
You people need to get a grip.
And, perhaps, a life.
Not necessarily in that order.
Funny how that works. Your point is exactly why I won't support the GOP unless it is a real conservative.
Sarah Palin was in Alaska, enjoying an 88% approval rating, when the GOP rightfully realized they needed her help to get the base out to vote. After coming down to the lower 48 and campaigning for McCain for months. She continually drew larger crowds than the top of the ticket. Maybe that's what ticked em off. She goes back to what once was a nice life and instead she gets silly lawsuit, after silly lawsuit filed against her. How much was she earning at her position? Maybe 150k but now is in debt for half a million. And why? Because she helped out McCain and the GOP.
I would think at this point, decent people would actually try to help her out, after all her help to them. But, here's what they did. Anonymous McCain staffers tried to smear her. McCain himself went on Leno and mocked her.
Now, the GOP wants to say “Gee, I wonder why she quit”. What a bunch of jerks.
Weird that someone would write an article about something that he knows his audience does not care about but it's weirder still to write an article about something he doesn't even care about.
But then, Palin Haters are weird.
I would prefer that everyone focused on destroying Romney.
But I will not let everyone else destroy the ONE person that is trying to destroy Romney.
As long as the other candidates continue to attack Perry and not Romney, then I am forced to attack them. As soon as they stop attacking Perry and start attacking the real threat Romney, then I will start cheering for them.
You obviously havd no clue what’s been going....but thank you for participating LOL!
I love how she’s making the people who think they’re smarter than everyone else look like the bumbling fools they are!
The problem is that it makes Sarah look INDECISIVE. At least Christie said that he’ll take a look at his options and make a decision... which he did within a week. If Sarah wishes to run, she doesn’t have to campaign out the gate, she can busy herself with laying the groundwork, grassroots infrastructure. But she has to reassure her supporters that she is serious.
If LS is working for Romney he’s toast.I’m ready to go to NH when the call comes.Palin is running.
I tend to agree with this. If she doesn't run, I don't think anyone will care what she has to say anymore. It's all been based on her running for Pres. We don't really need another talking head.
I think she's overplayed her hand....
That info needs to be emailed to the author of this PDS article!
“But I am among the Conservative voters who has grown tired of being played.”
She isn’t playing you. She is playing the press like a Strad, however.
She said it would be unconventional and she meant it.
That is all true.
There is likely a MI law that has an Oct 15 deadline”
It’d be great if a freeper who is a research whiz could nail that down....