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Mark Levin: Sarah Palin NOT running in 2012
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Posted on 10/05/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT by TheBigB

Take it for what you will...posted on Mark's page just now: BREAKING: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TELLS MARK LEVIN SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.


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To: reaganaut

“Agreed and well stated. It is time to move on and fight Romney and get a real conservative (who is running) the nomination.”

At this point it’s more about uniting conservatives than fighting Romney. All Romney has to do to win is step back and watch as all the other conservatives attack each other.


1,101 posted on 10/05/2011 11:39:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

The bottom line for the Election process is that a LOT OF US have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for Sarah to decide.

Now we have to decide who we support, and where our money is going to go.


1,102 posted on 10/05/2011 11:40:13 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: WVNan
If conservative voters had the patience of Democrats/Socialists/Marxists, we'd be riding them out of the country on a rail right about now.

The problem is, so many of us give up when we don't get what we want.

1,103 posted on 10/05/2011 11:40:45 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: ari-freedom

What good is it doing the country for her to sit up in Alaska as a spectator ? on the side lines ?

If she really cared about the country she wouldn’t be backing down from helping us try to save it. The country does need her leadership.


1,104 posted on 10/05/2011 11:41:55 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“What good is it doing the country for her to sit up in Alaska as a spectator?”

She is going to be a damned fine Energy Sec in the next Administration, then VP in 2016, then....

Remember, she’s still young. Don’t give up on her, yet.


1,105 posted on 10/05/2011 11:45:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
If she really cared about the country she wouldn’t be backing down from helping us try to save it. The country does need her leadership.

Would you stop posting like a concern troll?

Why does the country "need her leadership" if she doesn't "care about the country"...?

Knock off the effing stupidity!

1,106 posted on 10/05/2011 11:45:06 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

Yet you have said on this thread that you think this isn’t legit, that she is faking this to throw of the MSM, then later that Cain could be president but be accountable to Sarah and thus the REAL president. Many of her supporter on here have said they felt betrayed. Now you are downplaying that and your statement that very clearly appear to think she is lying to everyone and still plans on running. Do you want me to repost your comments to refresh your memory?

BTW, I’m not supporting one of the RINOs, so I have nothing to gain from this. However, I am glad that the ‘will she/won’t she’ game is over - that got rather tedious.

Don’t worry your pretty little head about it, the grown ups are ready to get to work electing a conservative who is actually running.


1,107 posted on 10/05/2011 11:45:17 PM PDT by reaganaut (Rick Perry says I'm heartless.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Yep - She will continue to work as she has - I blame the MSM ... mostly


1,108 posted on 10/05/2011 11:46:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“The country does need her leadership.”

If she was the leader that you thought she was, she’d be in this race. It’s not her calling in life.


1,109 posted on 10/05/2011 11:47:46 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: freedumb2003

There are some posters I wish to forget..It will take time..I scroll past..I don’t do flame wars.

Just remember how the worst personal attackers make their candidate less appealing. It’s a natural reaction..but one I fought personally. Represent your candidate well!

One poster I had enjoyed reading in past years denigrated my state and the intelligence of the people residing there..

The condescending attitude was eye opening. It did not warm my heart toward their candidate.

I mostly read on the politics threads anyway..but I read a lot.

May God guide us to choose our words and our candidates wisely.
We all want Obama out.


1,110 posted on 10/05/2011 11:49:59 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: Chunga

I am not a concern troll. I am simply wondering where her heart is right now. And if she even knows (like you and I do) that our country is in really bad shape.

I just don’t get it. give me time, maybe I will. but I don’t right now. its frustrating.

I thought she cared about the country and I thought we needed her leadership. that is the correct wording


1,111 posted on 10/05/2011 11:50:52 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: LUV W

Might I infer something from your screen name — as you might infer something from my tag line. LUV W. rwr and gwb backer.

You and I are both RINOs, remember. Jorje Bush. El Presidente. I know George W. Bush made mistakes about too much spending and being too soft on immigration.

Yet it seems keeping the country safe for nearly 8 years after 9-11 meant nothing to the purists.

“I hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

History will give that steely resolve more weight, ultimately, than the GWB mistakes — which admittedly weren’t trivial.

Yet the arrogance of purism has been going on for a while. It culminated with the venom of the Palin acolytes against anybody who had the temerity to keep an open mind about whom to support — or even worse — who supported somebody not named Palin.

OK, so Palin isn’t running. So be it. I would have voted for her in the general — enthusiastically. I’d vote for any current GOP candidate in the general, other than Huntsman or Paul. Not sure about Gov. Johnson — don’t know enough yet.

Any of the others — they are light years better than President Obama. They have my support vs. any Democrat.

It’s time for all of us to grow up and grow a pair. The stakes are too high. I want an ultra-conservative in there as well. But if I have to settle, I have to settle. I’m tired of settling. But the worst president of all time MUST be voted out and confined to one term.

The 3rd-greatest American president ever once said:

“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.”

Lexington. Concord. Valley Forge. Yorktown. Antietam. Gettysburg. Ford’s Theater. Belleau Wood. Pearl Harbor. Midway. Guadalcanal. Omaha Beach. Bastonge. Inchon. Khe Sanh. Manhattan. Shanksville.

The U.S.S. Arizona still holds her heroes in a silent grave. The U.S.S. Yorktown slumbers to this day at the bottom of the Pacific. White crosses outnumber the living residents of Colleville-sur-Mer. The World Trade Center exists only in memory and images.

Too many patriots have died for us to be so childish and petty that we lose sight of the peril that faces our Republic.

Will we waste our “brief moment”? Or will we stand up for our “shining city on a hill”?

-George


1,112 posted on 10/05/2011 11:50:52 PM PDT by Calif Conservative (rwr and gwb backer)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

>>Good lost today. Evil won.<<

I think you meant “Dumb lost today. Smart won.”

Gov. Palin will help advance the Conservative cause much more effectively as a pundit than as a candidate.

Evil can only win when men and women of character do nothing. So long as we work to advance the cause of justice, values and freedom, evil will remain relegated to its cell in the back corner of the tower.

And those who purported to be Conservatives but are exposed to simply be personality cult are now naked in the corner. My advice to them is to come clean, confess their sins and rejoin us who care about what we believe in. Or leave and not darken our doorstep again.


1,113 posted on 10/05/2011 11:53:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Sarah will be out helping conservative causes and candidates..


1,114 posted on 10/05/2011 11:54:58 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: ari-freedom

I do not care what the plan is. If he goes for a new broad sales/VAT tax without making the income tax unconstitutional, he will be moving the US towards the European model as much as Obama has.

You can not leave these people an opening. If they get their sales tax first, they will fight any income tax amendment tooth and nail.


1,115 posted on 10/05/2011 11:57:17 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
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To: freedumb2003

“And those who purported to be Conservatives but are exposed to simply be personality cult are now naked in the corner. “

No more cults also means no Cain cults or Perry cults, either. We will see who really has what it takes and not pick someone as the savior of the world just because the other botched one debate.


1,116 posted on 10/05/2011 11:57:40 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: MEG33

Thats not going to change much in our country.

Don’t feel me that bull of mush. She was in a position to win the Presidency and she let a LOT of people down.


1,117 posted on 10/05/2011 11:57:59 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

feed


1,118 posted on 10/05/2011 11:58:49 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

Troll!


1,119 posted on 10/05/2011 11:59:43 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: Chunga

Would you stop calling me a troll. I have been on FR since 2006 and was a Palin supporter since 2008.

I have personal friends here. WVNAN is one of them.


1,120 posted on 10/06/2011 12:01:05 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: MEG33

>>There are some posters I wish to forget..It will take time..I scroll past..I don’t do flame wars.<<

There is something about my posting style that seems to bring out the worst in some. I guess it is a combination of me being caustic and these people can see just how ghastly I look. My wife isn’t a saint just for being saintly. She looks me in my ugly mug daily and professes her love for me and kisses me to boot!

I can only think of 1 or 2 posters who went beyond all reasonable bounds or propriety who I will have a problem forgiving.

But now we all need each other more than ever. One term of barry the zero can be fixed in 4 to 6 years. 2 terms will take 2+ generations to fix (look at how we are paying for FDRs communism and lies to this date!)

Please help me with those I need help helping, M33! :)


1,121 posted on 10/06/2011 12:03:32 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012 -- the man we need at the time we need him)
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To: TheBigB

We didn’t support and encourage her enough.

Epic Fail!


1,122 posted on 10/06/2011 12:03:49 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Chunga; WVNan

Tell this person im not a troll.

And Chunga, there are others here who I have talked to on the phone whom I consider good friends.


1,123 posted on 10/06/2011 12:05:13 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
You're a troll. You're trolling these threads about Palin, saying the same crap over and over again..."she let a lot of people down," "she doesn't care about her country," blah blah blah...one of your threads was even pulled today.

Grow up!

1,124 posted on 10/06/2011 12:05:32 AM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“She was in a position to win the Presidency”

No, she wasn’t my fellow freeper. Maybe she’d be president of freerepublic but this country won’t go for her.


1,125 posted on 10/06/2011 12:07:41 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: Chunga

I am upset. I am not cold blooded like you.


1,126 posted on 10/06/2011 12:08:10 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: ari-freedom

How do you explain the poll which had her trailing Obama only by 5 points ?

And if this country won’t go for her. What makes you think it would go for any conservative ?

If she cant get elected. How would any other conservative have a better chance ?


1,127 posted on 10/06/2011 12:09:48 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: TheBigB; Jim Robinson; Lakeshark; Windflier; TheOldLady; glock rocks; All

Well, I said I’d do it if Palin didn’t run and that day has arrived. All the naysayers were right and I was WRONG. Totally, completely, 100% grade A wrong. I either misread the whole shebang from the word go or something changed along the way. Doesn’t matter either way, the end result is the same. Serve up the crow PDS posse, I is a hungry little boy!

Of course what exactly have you won? 1000+ posts into this thread, most of the PDSers came out and took their shots (as if months of shots already taken weren’t enough to sate them. And Carling, as is his want, even continues tweaking JR.

I really shouldn’t be surprised because the PDS crew is now claiming that Palin’s defenders abused them terribly. Boo freaking hoo.

As as my wont, I recommend readers of this thread go back through their posts, view their past comments on SP and her supporters, and see for themselves just how ‘innocent’ the victims really are.

That said, I have greatly enjoyed fighting the good fight alongside many of you. Windflier, Lakeshark, Little Jeremiah, The Old Lady, Glock Rocks, Gov Bean Counter, Springfeild Reformer, Onyx and many others. You are all very good people who unlike an unfortunately large number on FR, believe in the things you say and believe in what conservatism and America should be.

As for myself, I have no intention of removing the “Cult of Palin” tagline from my sig. I have said in prior posts that if the day came she chose not to run, life would go on and I will support the next best candidate. Right now that appears to be Cain.

That said, I think Palin will continue to play an important role doing the very things she has been because she does inspire people and most importantly to me, stands for the things I believe in. While I wish she was going to stand for them in the Oval office, I accept that it won’t be happening so I will continue to support her in the ways she chooses to do so.

Lastly, as a couple of you know, I began posting on FR again after a long absence for one reason. I was sick to death of Pissant and his/others BS attacks on Palin. We all have our own ‘pet projects’. This is mine. Unfortunately FR is still filled with cheap shot artists who spout liberal talking points in attacking her as easily as they draw breath. Now that she has officially stated she will not run, and as this thread shows, PDS is alive and well.

Since Palin is going to be on the political scene indefinitely, I’m sure her detractors on FR will be ankle-biting her with renewed fervor for some time to come.

As “Chief Druid of the Cult of Palin” We pray to the Great Cat that if the anklebiting continues that he unleashes the Holy Amperage with great mercy and violence ;)

Kidding aside; To Jim Robinson, May you and FR continue to prosper to the benefit of us all. Because ‘Poop just got real.”


1,128 posted on 10/06/2011 12:13:33 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: Victoria Delsoul

Damn, girl! You just made me rethink Cain as my second choice.


1,129 posted on 10/06/2011 12:15:14 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Norm Lenhart

That was a good post. I will never understand why so many in our party didn’t do enough to defend her. It is sort of like the Neville Chamberlain thing. Feed the lion and hope he is not hungry enough to come after another conservative leader.

its sad and I don’t feel so good about our country right now. I want to be positive and im still looking for a reason to be positive. just not there tonight.


1,130 posted on 10/06/2011 12:18:49 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“And if this country won’t go for her. What makes you think it would go for any conservative ?”

Because it’s not about her being a conservative! It’s all this other stuff such as Bristol and Levi and everything else that’s in the tabloids.


1,131 posted on 10/06/2011 12:19:39 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative; reaganaut; indylindy
RE :"What good is it doing the country for her to sit up in Alaska as a spectator ? on the side lines ? If she really cared about the country she wouldn’t be backing down from helping us try to save it. The country does need her leadership."

I saw your vanity before it was pulled. You were very naivete in falling for a person/human as a Savior as if she was more than that. She had her own agenda and many many others saw it and tried to warn you and others.

You can learn from this while your are young. I like you and always liked you because you are honest. Learn to question everything anyone you have never met says.

1,132 posted on 10/06/2011 12:23:17 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you like Obama you will LOVE Romney!)
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To: ari-freedom

Do you think we are ever going to find a candidate with a perfect personal life ?

My life is pretty tranquil right now. I will know what it is like to be a father to teenagers daughters just over 10 years from now when my twins turn 13 and then 14, 15, 16 and on and on. I am not expecting it to be easy. I am sure Palin tried her very best. I am sure she is a good mom.

I am worried that we are giving the liberals a blue print on how to destroy a conservative, just go after their family ?


1,133 posted on 10/06/2011 12:26:17 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: sickoflibs

thank you for being kind to me as well even though we disagree


1,134 posted on 10/06/2011 12:27:12 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative
"Let’s unite to restore this country!"

-Sarah Palin, October 5, 2011

If you're a real supporter of Sarah Palin, and not a fan of an idol you're projecting from your mind, and if you really love your country, you'll respect her decision and heed her admonition to unite with others to restore it. All you've done since her announcement is bad-mouth her and project astonishingly juvenile thought processes onto these pages. You've thrown a day-long hissy fit. It's behavior unworthy of conservatism.

She's not running. You have to get over it and unite with other conservatives to defeat Obama. The Supreme Court, socialized medicine and the economy are in play.

Stop whining. You're posting like an attention whore on crack.

1,135 posted on 10/06/2011 12:27:23 AM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: ari-freedom

I have been voting since 1956..I have never found a perfect candidate.

I pray we can choose a good candidate to defeat Obama and bring more conservative Senators along with him..

No one human being can save us....
Working together we may be able to stop... then reverse the march to socialism of this great country.


1,136 posted on 10/06/2011 12:28:00 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33
Working together we may be able to stop... then reverse the march to socialism of this great country.

Wisdom! Thank you.

1,137 posted on 10/06/2011 12:33:58 AM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: Chunga

I don’t mean to come across that way. I don’t see any of the current candidates that I can support with the same level of energy at the moment. Maybe someone else can still get in. If there were a better candidate on the stage right now, it would have been much easier on Palin supporters today...


1,138 posted on 10/06/2011 12:35:23 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“I am sure Palin tried her very best. I am sure she is a good mom.”

She is. But this country is very focused on image and she fit a picture that doesn’t look very professional. It’s hard to take someone seriously if she doesn’t look professional even if she is 100% spot on.

The thing that bothers me is that she used to look professional before she was McCain’s running mate but she decided she’d rather act the part of a redneck mom and the other events in her life seemed to reinforce that image.


1,139 posted on 10/06/2011 12:43:01 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: ari-freedom

“redneck mom”...

geez.. not exactly nice

What about her image makes her less professional now than she was before ? The way she dresses ? what do you mean ?


1,140 posted on 10/06/2011 12:46:57 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: ari-freedom

“The thing that bothers me is that she used to look professional before she was McCain’s running mate but she decided she’d rather act the part of a redneck mom and the other events in her life seemed to reinforce that image.”

She IS a ‘redneck mom’. Why is that a bad thing in a world full of ivy league geniuses that have led America to it’s current state? WE NEED more ‘rednecks’ in government and less of what we have. Looks accomplish nothing. Actions and results are what matter. And rednecks are known for ‘get’er done’ attitudes.


1,141 posted on 10/06/2011 12:47:50 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: reaganaut

Did you see the one claiming that millions of children wished that Sarah was their mother?


1,142 posted on 10/06/2011 12:50:47 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Amnesty (ie: Perry/Rubio) will be the final death blow to the United States of America.)
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To: ari-freedom
She is. But this country is very focused on image and she fit a picture that doesn’t look very professional. It’s hard to take someone seriously if she doesn’t look professional even if she is 100% spot on. The thing that bothers me is that she used to look professional before she was McCain’s running mate but she decided she’d rather act the part of a redneck mom and the other events in her life seemed to reinforce that image.

You and I have a complete opposite understanding of what is professional, rather than the appearance of being professional. The overwhelming majority of Americans voted for the most professional, intellectual experts, on the redistribution of our wealth in our nation's history. And you call Sarah plain and simple....

1,143 posted on 10/06/2011 1:01:26 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Great post Sir, sums up the day so far.

Your last line in it pretty much sums up what we face.

1,144 posted on 10/06/2011 1:01:39 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“She IS a ‘redneck mom’. Why is that a bad thing in a world full of ivy league geniuses that have led America to it’s current state? WE NEED more ‘rednecks’ in government and less of what we have. Looks accomplish nothing. Actions and results are what matter. And rednecks are known for ‘get’er done’ attitudes.”

Never said it was a bad thing. It’s just not going to sell in America. I knew she was in for trouble the day she felt she had to return all those nice outfits the RNC gave her. It may be totally superficial but she was playing right into a psychological trap. She no longer looked like someone who could be taken seriously as President. It became very easy for the media to add more reasons to the list.


1,145 posted on 10/06/2011 1:05:23 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: se_ohio_young_conservative

“What about her image makes her less professional now than she was before ? The way she dresses ? what do you mean ?”

yes, lots of things. She made quite a few mistakes.


1,146 posted on 10/06/2011 1:08:00 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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To: ari-freedom

Well, I sure didnt see anything abnormal about her appearance and image ?

If what you are saying is true. Can a Republican woman ever be elected President ? and does the next Republican need to do differently ? look and dress like Barbara Bush ?


1,147 posted on 10/06/2011 1:13:49 AM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
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To: Norm Lenhart

Norm, thank you for a well thought post. I posted my heart on another thread, and it isn’t as rational or thought out as yours was.

As much as I’d agree with you about Cain, I am afraid he will never see the inside of the Oval Office unless it’s on a tour. Not that he isn’t a good man and a fine American with some great ideas, because he is. However, Barry the Boob has forever poisoned the idea of a black man in the White House.

At it’s most base form, I can just see a couple of good ol’ boys, sitting on a porch somewhere, and one saying to the other “Ain’t no way in Hell we ever gonna let another n****r in the White House.” Crass, yes...but I’ll bet that’s the mindset of a LOT of people...and even in the hierarchy of the GOP.


1,148 posted on 10/06/2011 1:14:03 AM PDT by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: Carling

I wasn’t part of that group flinging insults though I do think both sides were responsible. I simply don’t understand the concept of going on threads for the sole purpose of snarking and degrading people, especially if you know it’s just going to cause problems. If you check my posts you’ll see that I spent a lot of time urging people to stop. So when you say “you rabid Palin supporters” that also insults me and I tried to stay out of the fray.

Sure, I’m disappointed but I think it will turn out to be another smart decision on her part. We do need to get more conservatives at all levels of government and she’s a tireless campaigner that draws large crowds and can really fire them up. And as I’ve said before (though not totally seriously, but still) I’d love to see her be Secretary of State. The left would twist their panties in a wad and she wouldn’t be a patsy at the UN. I actually think she’d be wasted as a senator because I think she’s needed nationally.

The Gardisil isn’t a big deal to me. If I had a daughter I’d probably have her take it. My concerns with Perry are how is he going to square his illegal immigrant policies in TX with being a border hawk (it’s what we need). I wasn’t wild about the “heartless” remark but he does get tongue tied and probably wouldn’t have said it if he could think more quickly. Hopefully he’s practicing. And I’d like to understand why he’s breaking a promise to his state...he said this several times at one debate). It may be a very principled reason but this is as big a deal breaker for me as the Palin resigning thing is for others. I’m impressed she put her state ahead of her career. She had to know it would damage her. And since then she’s been a real asset to us.

I have my concerns about Cain too but he seems more conservative than Perry. However, if you think about it, they have complementary skills: one is from government, one from the private sector, etc. I think they would be an unbeatable team (of course I also thought Palin would get into the race so my political instincts probably aren’t that sharp). Anyway, there’s a lot to think about now. I’m sure some of the people supporting second tier candidates will be disappointed.

Cindie


1,149 posted on 10/06/2011 1:14:06 AM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
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To: Just mythoughts

“You and I have a complete opposite understanding of what is professional, rather than the appearance of being professional. The overwhelming majority of Americans voted for the most professional, intellectual experts, on the redistribution of our wealth in our nation’s history. And you call Sarah plain and simple.... “

Do you want to understand why she wasn’t going to win? Image matters in this country. I didn’t make this rule up. I would love it if most Americans decided to curl up with a copy of the Federalist Papers but that’s not the reality.


1,150 posted on 10/06/2011 1:16:07 AM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
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