Skip to comments.Palin's Withdrawal Means Obama Wins
Posted on 10/07/2011 11:31:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Unfortunately, it looks like the forces of smear, slander, and threat have finally claimed their intended victim. With Palin's announcement that she won't run for president, the election is essentially over.
The calculus is fairly simple: the media and GOP establishment want Romney to be the nominee. Once a progressive is at the head of the Republican ticket, low turnout for Republicans will hand a narrow victory to Obama.
So here is how the election will go. The media hasn't seriously opened up on Herman Cain, but most assuredly they will. Cain has been in business for decades, and the liberal media will troll through every relationship, every business deal, every word he has ever spoken. If that fails, the lies will start. To see evidence of this, we need not look at far as Palin. Rick Perry, another progressive, was attacked for something that someone painted on a rock on land his family leased out. That narrative will be used to attack both Perry and Cain -- Perry for having "allowed" it and Cain for making a big deal over "nothing." Both narratives will be forwarded, potentially in the same program. Once the liberal media goes through Cain's past with a fine-toothed comb, they will doubtless find disgruntled business adversaries, accusations of infidelity, and more.
If Palin had been in the race, the smear tactics would have failed, as the establishment and media threw everything they could possibly throw to get her out of the race. Who knows what her personal reasons, in her heart of hearts, were for not running? Perhaps she feared for the safety of her family. At any rate, there is no other conservative that has as much of a head start on the slander as Palin did....
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
This is sheer nonsense. They were begging for someone better. The GOP establishment is willing to settle for Romney if the only alternatives are The Dunce or Mr. Federal Sales Tax.
Spot on. Every election is about turnout and Palin would have electrified a segment that is notorious for staying home. At the same time if we get a finger-in-the-wind candidate like Romney the left will do their best to demonstrate his two-face nature and suppress enthusiasm. Will it be enough? That depends on who the Dem nominee is. Hillary would be beat Romney hands down. Not sure Obama could win against my pet chicken.
I think the MSM and the Republican establishment are going to find Cain a much harder nut to crack than they expect.
I am not am American Thinker - I am an American Doer -’and I will do everything I can to see that Obama is defeated in 2012!
What a crock of shiite. A generic tomato soup can could defeat the current occupant of the White House.
I’m glad she pulled out early.
>> Spot on. Every election is about turnout
We’re better than that. Affection for Palin must not trump our desire for Liberty.
Don’t get me wrong; I admire Sarah Palin and regret her dismissal, but if the fruits of Liberty can only be delivered through Sarah, we’re not only screwed, we’re #ing demented.
My comment is: This is really stupid. It really really is.
Just got back from Walmart. Picked up “The Undefeated” DVD and the “Going Rogue” CD together for $15.00 bucks. A pretty good deal. When Cain is elected, Palin will be in his administration. They are two of a kind.
If they stay home they can pull their thumbs out of their asses and stick 'em in their mouths because they got nothing worth saying that I care about hearing.
I’d say you are right...Although Cain has a lot of positives, I can’t imagine the Republicans picking him in the primary...And with the other two, it doesn’t much matter which one gets the nomination...They won’t generate enough interest for enough people to go vote...
I don’t know who this bozo is and I don’t think he knows squat.
There’s a movement building to encourage Palin to reconsider her decision. Are you interested?
I've said the same thing here.
Palin did NOT throw her hat into the ring because if the kids, but I have NO idea WHY she pulled this crap.
She said, on Hannity's radio show, on Thursday, that her kids were all for her running, believed that she would run, until she reneged,and she isn't staying home for her kids either! No, she told Sean that she is going to be out and about giving speeches and endorsing other candidates. She also said that she didn't care what others said about her and her family.
I’m going to cry until I urinate into my puddle and have to get pissed off at someone else++ cause it’s all their fault. ;) I need to post this.
this election is ABO (Anybody but Obama)
Please, Big Guy in the Sky, let this analysis be wrong.
We lost in 2008 because Fred Thompson decided to run...kinda. Lots of big S/ here.
Wow. This is sad.
O'Donnell had him down in a trice and Cain has NEVER even competed in anything other than a state primary and he lost that.
Withdrawing means you enter the race then decide to leave it. She did not officially enter.
Some called her a polarizing figure. She would need Republicans and independents to win but I'm not sure she would have won the latter.
Never forget the lies, distortions, deceptions, scare-mongering, race-baiting, voter intimidation, govt clubs and thugs over non-existent disenfranchisement and just downright vote fraud.
They have no morals, scruples or ethics.
The Dems may be unhappy with Obama, but do you really think there's going to be a mass shift of their voting habits that sends them to vote for a Republican?
I agree with the premise of the article. If Mitt is the nominee, he's only the slightest bit to the right of Obama. Witness the two healthcare programs. If Mitt is the nominee many republicans are going to figure, "why bother. A difference that makes no difference, IS not difference."
Just imho of course.
To paraphrase John Kerry she could say, “I actually did
withdraw from the race before I entered it.”
She did not go through a bunch of campaigning then said she would drop out of the race. She simply never entered and one cannot withdraw from a race one has never entered. She “chose not to run”, instead of “she haltered her declared campaign
and decided to quit the race.”
The people who stay home are not Freepers. They aren't people throwing tantrums because their candidate is not the nominee. They don't follow the news. They are people who have never thought of voting as a critical part of their lives. Don't tell me how dumb that is, that's just the way it is. The only way to get them out to vote is to find a candidate who grabs their attention. Ronald Reagan did, Pat Robertson did, and in local elections around the country someone occasionally does, or a ballot issue gets them out to the polls. At the same time Gerald Ford, Bob Dole and John McCain didn't grab their attention. I didn't plan it that way, nor do I approve, but after 20+ years in the business I understand it. So take it or leave it, but that's the way a HUGE number of eligible voters on our side behave.
I would like Cain/Palin, or Palin/Cain.
No check-pants/pink tie RINOS for me.
If one is the nominee, I will not even bother with an absentee ballot, but I am from Tennessee, so not to worry.
Anyone is better than Obama. It’s my only conclusion since Sarah is not running. Out with the fascist.
“find Cain a much harder nut to crack”
I think the demonic Obama machine will do everything necessary to ensure re-election. This doesn’t bother me because I know God wins in the in. I’m just greatful to be one of the ones to experience the end of this revealing age through which we will all pass... one way or another.
As to the headline: Bullcrap!
Please “like” www.facebook.com/draftsarahpalin . That will register support . Phase two is to write a letter or send a postcard to The Office of Sarah Palin, PO Box 871235 Wasilla, AK 99687 asking her to reconsider. She has said in the past that her ideal candidate is not someone seeking the office pandering to voters, but someone who is reluctant to serve and is found by the people and asked to make the personal sacrifice to serve. Ask that she make that sacrifice.
The title says it all... How can one “withdraw” from a race they weren’t in to begin with? I find it ironic in that he says lies and slander claimed a victim when, although mild, he participates in what has plagued Palin all along - little digs from the media.
I am also going to donate to Sarahpac and ask her to come out for Cain. All he PAC money will go to help finance the campaigns of Conservatives for House,Senate, and Governors. The sooner we get rid of the Corrupt Liberal Pubbies the better it will be to take our Country back.
obama has won, deal with it. Lets focus on 2016
That’s excellent. Sarah may have decided not to run this time but we haven’t heard the last from her. She’s just getting warmed up. IMHO.
You missed that course on how to win friends and influence people hey?
I won’t be supporting the other gop candidates, because they don’t deserve it. The anti-Palin on the right threw her under the bus so we will do the same to their candidates
“People are unhappy with the choices.”
And frankly, no other big names in the Republican Party, either.
We have some good people out there, but remember, we are dealing with a national media SO RADICALIZED, that Evan Bayh and Hillary Clinton weren’t radical enough to support in 2008.
I said in 2006, that if the media could convince the sheeple that 4.4% Unemployment was “THE WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION!”, they could convince them of ANYTHING. 2008 proved that rule.
Now, we are going to have to support whoever comes out of our primary, with the same heart we would have supported Sarah with, because the very future of this nation is at stake.
obama was a polarizing figure but he won. Stop buying into this nonsense that we need moderate candidates to win. We need to bring them over to our side, not move over to their side
Many of us haven’t given up. This group just started this evening, we are over 2000 members/activists already. Click and ask to be admitted, if you so choose. We’d love to have you! It’s called Sarah Palin’s Earthquake (Sarah said an earthquake might be what it takes to get her into the race :)
Good points, EGD.
SP has won the hearts and minds of so many people because she is an upbeat,happy,clever,intelligent,inspirational and wonderful human being. She is just like us, she has no airs, and unlike so many other Politicians she is not a snob.
Closing one chapter and opening another. Let's roll Sarah.
I’m not. In fact, at this stage, it would be the worst thing she could possibly do. It would be Ross Perot all over again.
Whether they like Sarah or hate her, whether they agree with her rationale for not running or not, everyone has to realize that her credibility has suffered major damage since her announcement.
Long time believers and supporters (like me) not only feel betrayed, we feel like we have been made fools of. Everyone was pointing out all the reasons why she couldn’t/wouldn’t/shouldn’t, but we blew them all off — convinced that Sarah had a brave and brilliant secret plan that would totally wipe the floor with all opposition in a stunning display of shock and awe.
That is not something that is going to be forgiven quickly (if ever) nor should it be.
In my not so humble opinion, Sarah has one, repeat ONE, chance of staying relevant in this election cycle, and that is to jump on the Cain Train and campaign as enthusiastically as she possibly can for his victory. If he gets the nomination, he might even consider her for the VP slot, although I doubt it. If she wins, he might reward her with a cabinet post or an ambassadorial appointment, but not even that is certain.
But, if Cain gets the nomination and loses, or even if he loses in the primaries, her unflagging support of his efforts will go a long way towards alleviating the odium that she has brought upon herself by choking when she was needed the most.