Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Needs to Enter the Republican Race to Save It
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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The threats to her & her family are too great.
I don’t believe that. If she wasn’t considering reconsidering she would have said so. She’s left the door open for herself.
Is this a blog or a vanity?
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.
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.
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
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
Who’s got that pic of Sarah titled, “Teasing”?
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.
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.
I have been hoping, I’ll settle for Jim DeMint at this point
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)
She wants to rejoin and become a member of the Permanent Political Class?
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.
Sarah Palin needs to run and win to save the REPUBLIC.
It takes a Sarah to raze a village?
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.
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.
Palin is the only one who will attack Hussein Obama directly.
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.
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)
“...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.
And if the going gets tough will she quit again?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wasn’t she shopping a reality show about a week ago?
Her entire family would have to be covered.
Amen...she can wait four or eight years until that youngest girl is older.
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.
I’ll GLADLY go back to my first choice on my tagline.
You are right, that's why she didn't run in the first place. Face it, Newt is the Great Pasty White Hope.
Would love to see Sarah run. Current GOP field is incredibly lackluster.
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.
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?
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.
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
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!
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.