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Palin predicts Santorumís rise in Iowa
WaPo ^ | Dec. 2, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson

Posted on 12/02/2011 2:04:41 PM PST by fightinJAG

Sarah Palin, who decided not to run for the White House and has so far been only a bit player in the race, name dropped Rick Santorum in her assessment of the GOP field, saying that he is the candidate who has been most ideologically consistent and will likely start getting a look from conservative voters.

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To: fightinJAG

I hope she pulls a “Cheney” and endorses herself :-)


51 posted on 12/02/2011 3:50:37 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

And he carries NO baggage.


that he or us know about.

never underestimate the lefts ability to find a bimbo that will say anything for a check.


52 posted on 12/02/2011 3:50:46 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: Erik Latranyi

Thanks!!!


53 posted on 12/02/2011 3:55:36 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: fightinJAG

Mark Levin on his radio show just endorsed both Bachmann and Santorum as conservative candidates for President.

He also said he would support and vote for whoever the Republican candidate is, these two above or others running including Romney and Newt. It is more important to get rid of Obama than to go away and not vote (or vote third party).


54 posted on 12/02/2011 3:58:06 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: Col Freeper

That is absolutely perfect!


55 posted on 12/02/2011 4:02:39 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sarah Barracuda; humblegunner

gunner is not a DU freak. He’s just a grumpy ol’ bitter-clinger like the rest of us.


56 posted on 12/02/2011 4:08:20 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: humblegunner

Speaking of clinging ... I just bought a Ruger LCP .380 Coyote Special edition. She’s a beautiful thang. The original Rick Perry fan gun had “A True Texan” engraved on it, but this one has “Lonestar Coyote Protection” in place of that. It still has the rest of the original engravings though.


57 posted on 12/02/2011 4:12:35 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

SWEET!

Now you just need some of those cool boots Perry has...


58 posted on 12/02/2011 4:14:47 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: All
One thing I am happy about... And that is that FINALLY, we are beginning to see the Flip Flopper is NOT THE GUY!... that has to be clear! or not?

NEWT?... I like him a hell of a lot more than Romney, but not ready to buy him yet. The guy is smart, I must give him that

Let's take a look a SANTORUM and MICHELLE.... Let's take a good look at them too. Why not?.. I think they DESERVE a shot... a closer look, who knows... ?

CAIN? Sorry, he lost with the "joke" about "Electric Fences" at the Border...

The others?... not electable in my opinion.

Hey, just my opinion.. ok?

59 posted on 12/02/2011 4:15:39 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our culture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: humblegunner

Yeah, but when I buy those I ain’t a-tellin’ no one lest they think I have big love for Rick Perry. Maybe I’ll wear ‘em to the next TC shoot.


60 posted on 12/02/2011 4:21:24 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Mark Levin just said if he were voting today he’d vote for either Bachmann or Santorum.


61 posted on 12/02/2011 4:22:46 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

A couple of them shoots has been in mud.

Just sayin’...


62 posted on 12/02/2011 4:23:07 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
Thanks LFR, glad you enjoyed it.

Please don't interpret it as a hit on Gov. Palin.

I would have liked her to run as well.

I made up the graphic after reading a series of threads about who she would endorse. It was a lively discussion for sure, and I know that as we proceed with the primaries, I will probably get some more chances to post it.

Have a great evening LFR.

63 posted on 12/02/2011 5:14:30 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Thanks BT, glad you enjoyed it.

Seemed apropos after reading a string of threads awhile back, about who Gov. Palin would endorse.

I suspect I will get some good opportunities to post it a few more times as the Primary season progresses.

Have a great evening BT.

64 posted on 12/02/2011 5:27:36 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: CedarDave

I agree.

But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for a particular candidate NOW, before the first votes have even been cast.

Some of these candidates, including Santorum, Bachmann and Perry, deserve a second look.

And, if by some miracle the fates turn in Cain’s favor very soon, he should hang in there, too. One of the biggest problems with Cain’s campaign is that we are quickly running out of time to figure him out.

Most of what has happened to him has been unfair, some of it outrageously so — even his “gaffes” were often misrepresented — but this is why you play the game. Just like in football, sometimes you lose because you simply run out of time.


65 posted on 12/02/2011 6:00:59 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: GreatRoad

Interesting to see the Santorum love showing up here!


66 posted on 12/02/2011 6:02:04 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: lone star annie

Did you mistype? It sounds as though you are talking about Newt.


67 posted on 12/02/2011 6:02:45 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

I wish Santorum could begin a serious rise in the polls. He’s one of the few relatively untarnished candidates left that I could support.

I don’t remember who said this, but some commentator said that Santorum was a qualified candidate, but he had one really serious problem: that he looks like Pee Wee Herman. That’s an exaggeration, but there are some vague similarities and Santorum does always have a somewhat wide-eyed and startled, or deer-in-the-headlights looks about him. Probably nothing he can do about it, but such things are not an asset in a presidential campaign.

But I could vote for him if he managed to become competitive and survived until March.


68 posted on 12/02/2011 7:11:13 PM PST by Will88
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To: BubbaJunebug

You mean when Palin endorsed Perry for governor and he won?


69 posted on 12/02/2011 7:26:44 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Will88

I honestly think that Gingrich would have never become the frontrunner if Cain had not had the life beat out of him by these media/Dem attacks.

Gingrich was kicking butt in the debates all along, but he never got longterm support for it because, for one thing, he’s really not very likeable, nor is he inspirational. People wanted to see if someone who was likeable and inspirational — that would be Herman Cain — could keep climbing that mountain.

And who knows if he would have? But the fact is that the Dems succeeded in knocking Cain off his horse and that’s the only reason Newt got a chance.

All this is to say that I don’t see any reason why Santorum, Bachmann or Perry couldn’t suddenly come to life.

However, from what I’m seeing around here, it may be “impossible” for Newt to stumble because so many have become willing to give him a pass no matter what.


70 posted on 12/02/2011 7:32:52 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

Just tuned into Greta and Trump is talking about a debate he will moderate December 27 in Iowa. Don’t know if this is general news yet as I haven’t been on much today.

I agree with your assessment of Newt rising only after all the attacks began to damage Cain, and Cain should have had some of his foreign policy positions down better before the debates.

But maybe Santorum or Bachmann will surge soon. I just can’t get excited about Perry because I don’t trust him or most any border state politician on the illegal immigration issue.


71 posted on 12/02/2011 7:48:45 PM PST by Will88
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To: Will88

My ticket of dream is Paul / Bachmann.

Yoda and the Hell Cat.


72 posted on 12/02/2011 7:51:09 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Will88

To talk Texan, I never cottoned much to Perry, either. But I won’t have a problem voting for him if he gets the nomination.


73 posted on 12/02/2011 7:58:28 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG

Kerry’s IA campaign changed when the very popular with IA Dems governor’s wife (acting in his stead since officially had to be neutral) came out and endorsed him the weekend before the caucuses.


74 posted on 12/02/2011 8:04:14 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Funny how one event like that can help turn the tide.


75 posted on 12/02/2011 8:07:54 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Will88
...................I just can’t get excited about Perry because I don’t trust him or most any border state politician on the illegal immigration issue.

Why?

They are the only people that know what is going on with the immigration issue.

76 posted on 12/02/2011 8:11:29 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
They are the only people that know what is going on with the immigration issue.

People all over the US know what's going on as more and more illegals spread into all 48 states of the continental US. Border state politicians understand how to pander to Hispanics and not much else: Bush and Rove, Juan McCain, Big Sis and many others which unfortunately includes Rick Perry.

77 posted on 12/02/2011 8:28:22 PM PST by Will88
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To: humblegunner

78 posted on 12/02/2011 9:28:50 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: humblegunner; Sarah Barracuda

I’ve known humblegunner for a long time, and it is absolutely true that he has never claimed to be mentally stable.


79 posted on 12/02/2011 10:03:08 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Lazlo in PA

You know, driving home I was thinking about Santorum. I think Newt IS going to fade out or crash. And then what? Your guy might actually get a hard look. I hate the idea of a senator as president. But the GOP obviously has no conservative executive talent interested in running for president, so we may have to settle for a non-executive. Sad.


80 posted on 12/02/2011 11:22:26 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: fightinJAG

Here’s another poll on the GOP race that just got started, so the numbers are very skewed right now. Everyone can forward it around to anyone planning on voting in the Republican GOP primary or caucus, in an attempt to get a larger and more representative voting base:

http://micropoll.com/t/LEzBOZFlnc


81 posted on 12/04/2011 11:08:54 PM PST by BagCamAddict (If we let them run Cain out of town, they will do it to EVERY GOP candidate from now on.)
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