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Pitch-Perfect Palin
American Thinker ^ | 10-6-2011 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 10/06/2011 5:36:15 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright

Last night, Sarah Palin's statement -- and her breaking news interview with Mark Levin -- stressed some extremely important ideas. As such, her not running might well be among the least important topics she touched on. Yes, I know that's the news that everybody was waiting for -- but what interested me most was what Palin said about her vision for America and how she said it. It was crafted very intentionally --and it was simply pitch-perfect. Palin spoke of ideas and priorities. These were above and beyond what particular position she -- or anyone else -- might play in our arena of ideas. That she's still very much in the arena -- and planning on making a difference -- is obvious.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: draftbobmcdonnell; nomination; palin; president; sarahpalin

1 posted on 10/06/2011 5:36:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright; The Wizard; se_ohio_young_conservative
Well done Edmund! This is the legacy and importance of Governor Palin for 2012. And now she will be the 'kingmaker' of the ultimate GOP POTUS candidate - I'm betting either Perry or Cain.

Note to the Wizard and seohyc, this is how a thinking MAN reacts to last night's statement by Governor Palin.

2 posted on 10/06/2011 5:41:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I heard the interview and was extremely dissapointed but I do believe she will be a great campaigner for whoever gets the nod and extremely instrumental in helping to keep them in line with their “promises”.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 5:41:27 AM PDT by albie
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well said! Thank you!


4 posted on 10/06/2011 5:44:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I am bereft with no where to turn.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 5:51:22 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle. He is not presidential.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

If I was ruled by emotion I would be very very upset. However, I cannot allow emotions to rule in this case. Sarah if she ran could have won and trounced Obama as would any candidate that the GOP put forward. Sarah will work harder than the nominee to get recruits elected to stifle the liberal agenda and turn this country around. If her success rate is as good as the last cycle we could have a veto proof Senate and another 75 more conservative seats in the House. So with the help of Jim Demint and dare I say Karl Rove’s Crossroads PAC. We should be encouraged and look forward to watching it happen and participate in the process. Sarah ain’t going anywhere and neither should we right?


6 posted on 10/06/2011 5:53:03 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: Servant of the Cross

This is a good statement from her. I was not as emotionally involved with the Palin candidacy as a lot of people here, but evidently many people placed a lot of unrealistic hopes in her personally and she had moved from being a political figure with good ideas and possibly the ability to carry them out to being some kind of savior. I don’t see much difference between that and the people who burst into tears and fainted every time Obama came out on stage.

I wonder if perhaps she realized this - and she didn’t like it. I think she is genuinely committed to her ideas, not to being anybody’s personal savior, and perhaps she saw leaving politics this time around as being the best way of separating the two.

It will be interesting to see what she does next.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 6:02:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: C. Edmund Wright

A few thoughts...

1. Game off.
2. I guess “our Sarah’s” eluctable after all
3. Something about Sun Tzu
4. Is “our Sarah” still living in their heads rent free 24/7 driving them crazy while she does it her way, or are they chrarging her rent while she does not drive them crazy and does not do it her way?
5. Is “our Sarah” still playing pan-dimensional chess while all others are playing checkers and soiling their diapers at the thought of her running?
6. Did I mention Sun Tzu?


8 posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:16 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Later in her interview she discussed her hate for crony capitalism. She would surely be better able to rail against it from outside rather than from within. She is not going awway.


9 posted on 10/06/2011 6:05:58 AM PDT by archaicoldschool (.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Wrap up everything that is Sarah Palin, and stuff it all into a body politic, and that is what we need in a leader today.

I do believe the most important thing we can take away from her announcement is the part about NOT running third party as she is actually saying the Republican’s weren’t going to let her run on the ‘R’ ticket. The RINO leadership entrenched in that party are in it for Romney. He bought and paid for that protection. She would have tromped the bastard. Nobody else in the running could kick Romney’s butt like she could.

That’s my take on it. Flame away.


10 posted on 10/06/2011 6:06:10 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Sarah Palin is the first person I've voted for President since Ronald Reagan. All my other votes were simply to keep the much greater evil out of the White House.

With her decision, she is in a better position to be the Mom her children need her to be and maybe she and Todd and their family can finally enjoy some peaceful time out of the spotlight of media speculation and hatred.

11 posted on 10/06/2011 6:07:38 AM PDT by GBA (The Constitution and conservatism must win in 2012!)
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To: vicar7

I believe she was waiting to see if a candidate other than Romney or Perry would move forward. I think if Cain hadn’t surged, she would have run.

I think she (rightly) believes she can do more good doing what she is doing and she will try to ensure Romney and other RINOs will not be our candidate.

If Romney were to get elected, she knows exactly where to apply pressure. If she were to run she would be pressured to be “attractive” to moderate voters. I don’t think she wanted to fight that battle and I don’t think that is her mission.

Her mission is to effect change in the way our government works, no compromise. If she were on the inside, who, with her influence, could keep up that kind of pressure on the outside without fear of reprisals from the press and the electorate? No one.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:53 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Let me be the first to call for Palin as head of the RNC. Lord knows we MUST get rid of the current a$$hat.


13 posted on 10/06/2011 6:13:23 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: livius

I think you are correct about her not wanting to be idolized, but the millions of dollars she was making doing appearances surely had an impact too.


14 posted on 10/06/2011 6:17:52 AM PDT by refermech
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m wondering what is unseen in Palin’s decision here — were she and her family threatened to “stand down or else” by very very powerful people???

Jus sayin ... ‘s possible ...


15 posted on 10/06/2011 6:17:59 AM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
She will support Perry. As soon as he jumped in I said she was not running and Perry knew it. Perry is like that. He likes a sure thing. So far the media is intent on killing that sure thing.
16 posted on 10/06/2011 6:19:20 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I agree with you. I don’t think the elites were going to let her near the nomination. She would have had to fight them, the press, the left and Obama. She is MUCH freer to state the truth by not running.


17 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: webschooner

That thought crossed my mind too.


18 posted on 10/06/2011 6:23:41 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: webschooner

LOL whatever helps you sleep at night


19 posted on 10/06/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: cizinec
Her mission is to effect change in the way our government works, no compromise.

What is the half-life of a 1/2 term governor and VP candidate on a losing ticket? Five years? Perhaps six and after that, pffft.

20 posted on 10/06/2011 6:30:52 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: varon

Sarah’s done more, innovated more (facebook posts) than any national leader
—direct retorts to President Obama,
key speeches— crony capitalism speech.

She is an innovator in national politics.

She will be written in textbooks 50 years from now.

President Obama? That weird fellow from Indonesia who croaked the
Democrat party and was a one term president.


21 posted on 10/06/2011 6:36:22 AM PDT by preamble
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To: MikefromOhio

I was speculating on a possible reason that she chose not to run. I sleep fine at night, thanks very much, and that has nothing at all to do with the actions or non-actions of ANY politician/public figure.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:41:03 AM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Brilliant. Simply brilliant.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 6:43:40 AM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I thought all along that she was very unlikely to make her family run the gauntlet of press jackals again. She just as too many young ones still at home who could sustain lasting damage from that experience.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:46:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: isthisnickcool

>>> She will support Perry. >>>

Her emphasis on energy as the most important building block of rolling back fundamental change could lead one to this very conclusion.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:47:33 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Louis Foxwell

I am bereft with no where to turn.

_____________________

You’re not alone. There are many of us with you, but I am considering all I know about Sarah Palin and trying to come to terms with her decision.

It was the right thing for her family ~ I am convinced of that. Sarah is tireless in speaking out and I am now hoping/praying/assuming she will take a very public role in the run-up to the 2012 election.

With her help maybe we can capture the Senate and also get a good conservative in the WH. She will be tireless in reminding them of their promises and what is expected of them, so maybe in that way she is serving our country, although it’s not the way you, I and others like us wished she would.

Hang in there Louis. You have plenty of company here.


26 posted on 10/06/2011 6:54:44 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.

That was perfect pitch. Of the current candidates or even the might have beens, who has the courage to say government IS the problem? ABO will not reverse the tide. Only someone who truly believes this can and will do it.

27 posted on 10/06/2011 6:57:00 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
What a bunch of CRAP. There I said it! Talk, talk, talk. Blah, blah, blah.

If she were president, she could actually implement these policies, many by executive order. Even as nominee, she could strongly advocate for them. Not as some back bencher, political pundit. She said NOTHING (I could stop right there and be accurate) specific. Supposedly, with no title, she is free to speak her mind, well ....... we are waiting.

Drill in ANWR? Never heard that before. Stop Obama? Brilliant! WOW! I'm stunned by the brilliance.

Actually Sarah has a new title. “Irrelevant”

from a VERY disappointed FORMER supporter. I guess the people who suggested she was just in it for the money, were RIGHT!

28 posted on 10/06/2011 7:03:01 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Oh, AND the people who said she was a “QUITTER”, were also correct.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 7:05:45 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Oh, AND the people who said she was a “QUITTER”, were also correct.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 7:05:48 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Guess Georgette Mosbacher and her fellow travelers told Sarah to take a hike...


32 posted on 10/06/2011 7:09:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: archaicoldschool
Later in her interview she discussed her hate for crony capitalism.

That would make it pretty hard for her to support Perry then, wouldn't it?

33 posted on 10/06/2011 7:11:19 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Buckeye McFrog
I thought all along that she was very unlikely to make her family run the gauntlet of press jackals again. She just as too many young ones still at home who could sustain lasting damage from that experience.

Many have already commented on the damage done to Piper by the molesting media...

34 posted on 10/06/2011 7:11:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Sarah Palin in the Brett Favre of politics.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 7:13:26 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: faucetman

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss issues. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Palin discussed ideas. You seem disappointed she didn’t discuss specific issues and obsessed with her personal part in the puzzle. Maybe filter this through the quote above.

Just sayin......


36 posted on 10/06/2011 7:14:07 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: who knows what evil?

My grandfather was an old-school Harry Truman Democrat who was highly regarded in local party circles. They were always after him to run for local office.

Although he would have done a fantastic job, he steadfastly refused every time, soley over the issue of what would likely happen to his family as a result of the campaign.

Anybody in the extended family who had a drinking problem, a criminal record, a child out of wedlock, etc. would have been fair game.

Slimeball politics keeps many good, decent and capable people like my grandfather and Sarah deterred from holding office.


37 posted on 10/06/2011 7:19:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Slimeball politics keeps many good, decent and capable people like my grandfather and Sarah deterred from holding office.

Sad...one wonders how many of those good and decent people have 'opted out'of public service for this very reason. A pox on these media vultures...

38 posted on 10/06/2011 7:34:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?; C. Edmund Wright

>>> Guess Georgette Mosbacher and her fellow travelers told Sarah to take a hike..

Pretty much everybody else did too. Why should Georgette be left out ?


39 posted on 10/06/2011 7:54:12 AM PDT by tlb
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To: rockinqsranch

“That’s my take on it. Flame away.”

My take, also. Maybe if we get enough “rowdy” Conservatives at the convention, we could pull off a “draft” for Ms. Sarah. Otherwise, I am not very optimistic for the future of this great country.


40 posted on 10/06/2011 8:21:30 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: webschooner

“I was speculating on a possible reason that she chose not to run.”

Perhaps Mikey wasn’t around in those years of the slick willie regime.


41 posted on 10/06/2011 8:28:25 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: leapfrog0202

“Hang in there Louis. You have plenty of company here.”

Dittoes.


42 posted on 10/06/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: varon

“What is the half-life of a 1/2 term governor and VP candidate on a losing ticket? Five years? Perhaps six and after that, pffft.”

Spoken with such erudition.


43 posted on 10/06/2011 8:34:23 AM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Nicely done, CEW. The comment section was generally good reading too. Can’t quite say the same about some of the posts in this thread. I guess for some FReepers, politics will never be anything but mudwrestling.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 8:59:39 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: faucetman
You have a very huge drip, now go fix it. You may start with a Lobotomy,use a sharp wrench. It is not quitting if you have not even jumped in the race dim bulb.

Who is your candidate? Oh let me guess slick Rick, or maybe Mr. Looney Tunes Paul?

I do not think anyone cares what you have to say unless it is how to use a plunger.

45 posted on 10/06/2011 10:33:43 AM PDT by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. leader for America the Beautiful...)
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To: jivin gene

jg, I think she has successfully established herself in the World of Politics in this country. I think her riding horseback over the herd of free range truths out there in conjunction with the TEA Party is the best route for her, and for us under the circumstances.

Our job is IMO to continue the march towards a sane, and conservative Congress. There’s too much focus on the POTUS, and NOT enough on pulling the proverbial chain, and flushing the Congressional Bowl of DemoRATS, and RINO’s. There was some success in 2010, but those we succeeded in electing need reinforcements, and we need the Senate.

DemoRATS are an easy target as we know who they are, and can work against them. It’s the RINO’s that need to be identified for general public consumption, and taken out. People other than Political Junkie’s, and FReepers (redundant) don’t really know enough about the RINO’s. We cannot fail in getting the message across. The message being RINO’s are stealth DemoRATS should cover it IMO.


46 posted on 10/06/2011 10:36:25 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

You know, you’ve posted this on every Palin thread I’ve seen today. I’m sure you’re excited to demonstrate your mastery of the fine art of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V, but really, it’s kind of getting quite...boring. It wasn’t that clever a comment the first time, let alone the 12th.


48 posted on 10/06/2011 11:13:47 AM PDT by Axeslinger (Where has my country gone?)
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To: Axeslinger

Yes, and “All war is based on deception” was a tad tiring after the first 3,000,000 times. How many times did you complain about that? I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Ahhh so.


49 posted on 10/06/2011 11:22:50 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

On Wednesday I bought and watched The Undefeated. She is a remarkable lady, the Gold Standard for what a political servant should be. There could be no better standard bearer for us conservatives. However, she is not gone. She will still be the hall monitor for those running and a great political booster for those she chooses.


50 posted on 10/07/2011 8:57:25 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot
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