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Sarah Palin Needs to Enter the Republican Race to Save It
Yahoo ^ | Tuesday December 20, 2011 | L. Vincent Poupard

Posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:03 PM PST by Bigtigermike

COMMENTARY | Sarah Palin is hinting at the possibility of still tossing her hat into the ring for the 2012 election, according to a report by Fox News. As a political consultant, I believe she could bring something needed to the Republican field right now. She could reinvigorate the field with her natural charm and spunk.

Don't get me wrong, this article is in no way supporting Palin as a candidate directly or any of her political stances. She is, though, someone who has a ton of personality. The Republican field is very dry right now without much personality or charisma. As we all know, someone a person in the room with extra energy can bring everyone up and could take the field to the next level.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; gop; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 12/20/2011 4:05:07 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
A good idea! My favorite FReeper Foto:


2 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:49 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Bigtigermike

The threats to her & her family are too great.


3 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:49 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Bigtigermike
OTOH: Sarah Palin Slick Willie's Wife Needs to Enter the Republican 'RAT Race to Save It
4 posted on 12/20/2011 4:07:54 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Deaf Smith

I don’t believe that. If she wasn’t considering reconsidering she would have said so. She’s left the door open for herself.


5 posted on 12/20/2011 4:09:21 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Bigtigermike

Is this a blog or a vanity?


6 posted on 12/20/2011 4:09:34 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: Bigtigermike

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7 posted on 12/20/2011 4:10:17 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Bigtigermike; All

Not sure if she has to “save” the GOP race....however if Sarah Palin decided to run...she would easily win the nomination. Such a weak GOP field so far.


8 posted on 12/20/2011 4:10:49 PM PST by RealImmigrant (National Security begins at the Border)
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To: Bigtigermike

The MSM has set the agenda for the GOP primary. Unless and until the conservatives refuse to give interviews or appear on the likes of abc or cnn, the MSM will continue to be in control.


9 posted on 12/20/2011 4:11:26 PM PST by Spok (From hope and change to change is hopeless. In just the first term.)
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To: Bigtigermike

If she does, she has my support.

I figure she will at worst move it to a brokered convention and depending on how many votes she garners either lead, or be on the ticket.

At best...she wins it outright, depending on how quickly she gets in and how many delegates she can win.

Sarah Palin and Presidential Politics
http://www.jeffhead.com/palin/


10 posted on 12/20/2011 4:11:36 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Bigtigermike

She is not hinting that she might run, she merely said it is not too late for some one to run. I think she was hoping that someone else would enter thr race


11 posted on 12/20/2011 4:12:04 PM PST by tommix2
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To: Bigtigermike

Who’s got that pic of Sarah titled, “Teasing”?


12 posted on 12/20/2011 4:12:09 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Bigtigermike

No way the establishment will allow this to happen. They’ve had it promised to Romney for years. One way or another they will make sure he gets it. This whole thing is just a puppet show right now.

Sure she can run independent, but all we get in the end is a 2nd Obama term the same way Clinton won the White House with only 43% of the popular vote.


13 posted on 12/20/2011 4:12:28 PM PST by floridarunner01
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To: Bigtigermike

I love Sarah to death, but most of the country can’t stand her. She’ll only be viewed as another weak candidate in a weak field.

I know she will reinvigorate some Conservatives that are down on this lot of candidates, but the media attacks will be relentless. Sadly she wouldn’t stand a chance in the general
election if she were nominated.

It’s such a shame so many in this country detest her, she is a truly a good and decent woman.


14 posted on 12/20/2011 4:13:58 PM PST by GR_Jr.
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To: Bigtigermike

I have been hoping, I’ll settle for Jim DeMint at this point


15 posted on 12/20/2011 4:14:12 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Bigtigermike

You should know that only an inside the beltway, influence peddler, dc hack like the Grinch, or another imperial Bush can save this country. (SAC)


16 posted on 12/20/2011 4:14:16 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Bigtigermike

She wants to rejoin and become a member of the Permanent Political Class?


17 posted on 12/20/2011 4:14:53 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Jeff Head

I would love to think she planned it this way to
keep from being the target all this time.

I would still prefer her over anyone else.
I would still work for her campaign.

Obama, four years is four years too many.


18 posted on 12/20/2011 4:14:53 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi



Run Sarah, run! :)




19 posted on 12/20/2011 4:17:01 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Partly correct:

Sarah Palin needs to run and win to save the REPUBLIC.


20 posted on 12/20/2011 4:19:43 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Bigtigermike; Zuben Elgenubi; Deaf Smith; FlingWingFlyer; ReneeLynn; cicero2k; Clara Lou; ...

It takes a Sarah to raze a village?

21 posted on 12/20/2011 4:21:53 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Bigtigermike

Not going to happen and she’s smart enough to realize she couldn’t win.

She’s a great lady that has an amazing ability to energize the base. That said, most of the country doesn’t like her, the media would destroy her and Obama would win again easily.

Just reality.


22 posted on 12/20/2011 4:23:45 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: GR_Jr.

Agreed. The media and the Lefties would beat the pulp out of her as they did while she was governor. A continual barrage of harrassing lawsuits, topped by brainless comedy routines, attacks on her family, lies about her family, etc., etc., etc. and Palin would be a whipping post. Too bad but the David Axelrods of the world are brutal.


23 posted on 12/20/2011 4:24:49 PM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: ReneeLynn
If Sarah could get immediate Secret Service protection, there might be a possibility.

Palin is the only one who will attack Hussein Obama directly.

24 posted on 12/20/2011 4:26:08 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Bigtigermike
I sure do hope she decides to run. People need to realize that we are not really battling Obama, but the people who elected or will elect him.

For me, she is by far the easiest one to defend. At the same time, by defending her record, it points out how horribly the press has treated her, taking them down a notch or two as well.

I know that any other candidate would be better than Obama, but for me that is not good enough anymore. Not after what I witnessed during the last election and the way she was treated by the GOP.

25 posted on 12/20/2011 4:26:25 PM PST by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah knows the GOP is its own worst enemy, and if she feels she can still win the GOP nomination or help a Conservative win, than I know she will do so.

If the Whigs are too far gone, by letting ORomney or Ron "Manning is a Hero" Paul score big or spoil our win against Ubama, than she knows we should let the GOP die and very painful death, and WE can make our own Second Party (just like we did in 1856 and 1860)

26 posted on 12/20/2011 4:28:39 PM PST by KC_Lion (I won't vote for a Pseudo Democrat Like I did in '08, I will write in Sarah's name if I have too!)
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To: mgstarr

“...the media would destroy her and Obama would win again easily.”

I heard that about every candidate we’ve had so far. We’re kicking our own @sses.


27 posted on 12/20/2011 4:31:12 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Bigtigermike

And if the going gets tough will she quit again?


28 posted on 12/20/2011 4:39:12 PM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: Bigtigermike

I think the only way to defeat Obama AND the MSM (we have to defeat both to win) for Palin is to have an agreement with a VP candidate IN THE PRIMARY...yep, that’s right, in the primary...that way they can tag team the entire time.

I’d say Rubio and she tag team. That would deliver a swing state Florida and shore up Hispanics to counter Obama.


29 posted on 12/20/2011 4:39:29 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Deaf Smith

I can set her up with some first class bodyguards at below market rates, if she decides to run. Barry is NOT going to give her Secret Service protection, even though Dubya was gracious enough to give him protection WAY before he was the Dem nominee.


30 posted on 12/20/2011 4:41:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well. When everyone decides what’s best for all of us, I’ll still know that the best for all of us would have been a Perry/Palin ticket. Now people are talking about a Jeb Bush/Palin ticket? Currently Conservatives are supporting Gingrich? Those people supported an untested Cain? I think we’re screwed. Let me know when you’ve decided.


31 posted on 12/20/2011 4:43:13 PM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: trisham; Bigtigermike

Run Sarah! Run!

32 posted on 12/20/2011 4:47:06 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Churchillspirit
And if the going gets tough will she quit again?

Yeah right......

Let's see, she's asked to come down and help McCain win the Presidency. She left Alaska to campaign with an 88% approval rating. She drew more crowds than the top of the ticket. The brainiacs in the GOP, thought it was a good idea during the campaign to buy 150k worth of clothes.

They kept her under wraps for 2 weeks, then set her up with unfriendly interviews. She energized the base like I have not seen in years. After her help, she goes back to Alaska and is hit with silly lawsuit after silly lawsuit. Making probably less than 150k a year, she had bills totally 500k.

Where was McCain after he handed Obama the election? He was on Leno mocking Sarah Palin!

I've had my fill of the elite in the GOP. If you like them, good luck getting them into office. They won't be getting my support again.

33 posted on 12/20/2011 4:47:30 PM PST by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: Bigtigermike

ya didn’t get the memo did ya?

going just as planned...

Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media “vet” the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.

This “election” will be a non-election...featuring the state approved “candidates”-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.


34 posted on 12/20/2011 4:50:29 PM PST by mo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cain got Secret Service protection and he hadn’t even made it to a primary let alone became a nominee. To say that Obama wouldn’t give it to Palin if she was in danger like Cain felt he was, is supposition and foolish. Obama would be magnanimous and give it to her freely. Like Bush gave it to him.

Because politically, it wouldn’t cost Obama anything to give it to her, and it wouldn’t gain him anything to withhold it from her.

You really don’t understand the man that well. He is a narcissist. He is coming from a position of power as president. Granting secret service protection is one of the perks.

Heck. He even had tax payers pay for those cool buses. If she becomes the nominee he would let her use one of those buses if she’d like. He said that one was for him and the other would be for the Republican nominee. As president, he can do things like that.


35 posted on 12/20/2011 4:51:01 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wasn’t she shopping a reality show about a week ago?


36 posted on 12/20/2011 4:57:49 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Herman Cain got S.S. protection through the Congressional Advisory Committee and Homeland Security.

Her entire family would have to be covered.

37 posted on 12/20/2011 5:00:12 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith

Amen...she can wait four or eight years until that youngest girl is older.


38 posted on 12/20/2011 5:04:02 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

I beg to disagree with you. Did Stalin give the White Russians protection? Did Hitler guard the Reds? Would Bill Ayers help the ROTC? Is Jeremiah Wright a big USMCR Toys for Tots proponent? You’re basing your supposition on what a normal, mainstream American politician would do. Mr. Obama is anything but. Just look at Fast & Furious or the Black Panther case to see what I mean.


39 posted on 12/20/2011 5:07:14 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: GeronL

I’ll GLADLY go back to my first choice on my tagline.


40 posted on 12/20/2011 5:13:09 PM PST by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: From The Deer Stand
and Palin would be a whipping post. Too bad but the David Axelrods of the world are brutal.

And the boob American public are too gulible
41 posted on 12/20/2011 5:14:49 PM PST by uncbob
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To: mgstarr
She’s a great lady that has an amazing ability to energize the base. That said, most of the country doesn’t like her, the media would destroy her and Obama would win again easily. Just reality.

You are right, that's why she didn't run in the first place. Face it, Newt is the Great Pasty White Hope.

42 posted on 12/20/2011 5:21:06 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Would love to see Sarah run. Current GOP field is incredibly lackluster.


43 posted on 12/20/2011 5:25:48 PM PST by karnage
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To: Bigtigermike

At this point, I’m just waiting to see how many more Republican candidates have to commit campaign-limiting moves before the “smart” money sees the light.


44 posted on 12/20/2011 5:32:14 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: conservaterian

bump


45 posted on 12/20/2011 5:34:10 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama believes he’s coming from a position of strength. He’s the cool Mac Daddy. He isn’t flailing about. He lives in a cocoon. He doesn’t believe he’s going to struggle in the next election. He has voter fraud, like he did in the last election. He has his birth certificate, which no one has been able to torpedo. He believes he is the Messiah. It isn’t just a catch phrase, he believes it.

So, anything that he does from now on, he sees as easy. He is phoning it in. He is not fighting for everything. His campaign has given up on WHITE MALE VOTERS. They have conceded them as lost. They aren’t even going to waste their time on that demographic anymore. They’re expendable.

In other words, he thinks he has this in his pocket. All sewn up. He looks at the candidates on the other side and laughs. He sleeps easy at night.

He is not concerned in the least.

This is a man who phones it in and uses a teleprompter in front of school children! He doesn’t care about it, because he believes his own press and his team within the White House who only show him the Party line. He has been groomed to reign and he knows no other way of thinking. He isn’t worried in the least.

HE GAVE CAIN SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION BECAUSE IT DIDN’T COST HIM ANYTHING AND IT MADE HIM LOOK LIKE A NICE GUY.

He’ll do the same for any other candidate.

That doesn’t mean he isn’t a fascist that isn’t raping the constitution behind the scenes with executive orders, czars, Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, or the Black Panthers.

All I am saying is that on the open face of things he will do what is politically expedient. And behind the scenes he’ll do whatever he damn well pleases. Most of the citizens don’t notice anyway.

The press will talk about how kind he is to lend secret service protection to anyone, that’s positive press. They won’t talk about Fast and Furious like they should. Because if they covered it like they should it would be huge like Watergate was because people died. But, you don’t hear the press screaming, do you?

Secret service protection does not involve removing your rights as a citizen. If it did, he’d be all over it, in a heartbeat.

There are two different animals on display here. Obama the candidate. And Obama the fascist. You know about the fascist. But he’s not aiming for your vote, is he?


46 posted on 12/20/2011 5:42:04 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Can I ask how she will do this past all the filing deadlines? It’s hard to run when you can’t get on the ballot.


47 posted on 12/20/2011 5:46:18 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Bigtigermike

great line tonite on NCIS.........

She’s dead Gibbs!

Ha Ha twist of a great line by Ziva David to Jethro Gibbs

It is applicable here


48 posted on 12/20/2011 5:47:29 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: tommix2

Amen, Bro. I took her remarks to be aimed at the possibility of Jeb Bush jumping in. But WHY she would DO that, beats the snot out of me!

Unless she has visions of being HIS VP accomplice......which, IMHO is unbelievably far-fetched, because of how much the blue-haired Republican Royalty discounts her, while glaring down their lo-o-o-o-ong royal noses at her!


49 posted on 12/20/2011 6:03:51 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Tucker39

Sarah was born on the wrong side of the tracks, they let her come over to clean up after them, but they don’t want her staying there.

Now apply that standard to the mass majority of conservatives and you will understand how this works.

Sadly we have a big railroad track running through Freeperland as well.


50 posted on 12/20/2011 7:06:02 PM PST by itsahoot (Throw them all out! Especially the Frugal Socialists who call themselves Republicans.)
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