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Sarah Palin Hits Back At Roger Ailes’ Remark That She ‘Had No Chance To Be President’ (Updated)
Mediaite ^ | 4-13-12 | Meenal Vamburkar

Posted on 04/15/2012 3:05:31 PM PDT by STARWISE

Ahead of her Fox News special Paying at the Pump, Sarah Palin gave an interview to Breitbart.com. Discussing various aspects of energy policies, Palin’s final question was about the network’s boss Roger Ailes — and her response wasn’t exactly glowing.

The question was: “Governor, many people were disappointed that you decided not to run for president this year, but are still hoping that you might one day run for the White House in the future.

Roger Ailes was recently quoted as saying, ‘Sarah Palin had no chance to be President.’ What do you make of that?”

“Interesting,” Palin said, before continuing on to say:

I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed.

Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of Steve’s film isn’t about me, but about the idea of not letting others dictate one’s path in life and never giving up when you’re fighting for something precious like our exceptional nation and our children’s futures. So, would you send a copy of The Undefeated to him?

You’ll recall that last year Ailes made some headlines following a New York magazine profile. The piece quoted a Republican source close to Ailes as saying:

“Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.”

UPDATE: Mediaite reached out to Roger Ailes and he further clarified his remarks from last night’s UNC event in context::

He said, “When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President —I wasn’t referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin. I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.”

(H/T Breitbart.com)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ailes; dissingsarah; fnc; foxnews; palin; pds; rogerailes; sarahpalin; sarhpalin; statingtheobvious; theundefeated; waronsarah
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To: Northern Yankee

If it wasn’t for McCain, McCain would have won.


51 posted on 04/15/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Finalapproach29er
and right now people don’t think she’s Presidential timber.

How do you know what people think? A lot of us think ahe's the greatest.

52 posted on 04/15/2012 4:48:00 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: Northern Yankee
If it wasn’t for Palin, McCain would have lost by a greater margin.

So true!

53 posted on 04/15/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: JCBreckenridge
but she had an opportunity and chose not to put her hat into the ring.

We don't know what was done to stop her. She chose not to for a reason we do not know.

54 posted on 04/15/2012 4:54:09 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: STARWISE
“Oh, you think Sarah Palin had no chance to win this election, Mr. Ailes?”

“You must be eager to wager your salary on Mitt Romney.”

55 posted on 04/15/2012 5:04:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: precisionshootist

All your opinion.


56 posted on 04/15/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT by libertymaker
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To: precisionshootist

>> “Her two major resignations made her absolutely unelectable and she knows it.” <<

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The American people just didn’t know it.

Palin’s reasons for not running had zero to do with her obvious strong electability; it was the inevitable course of the US economy that had to be the biggest factor. There is no way out of our nosedive, and Palin is among those intelligent enough to understand it.


57 posted on 04/15/2012 5:08:38 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: precisionshootist
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58 posted on 04/15/2012 5:09:05 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
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59 posted on 04/15/2012 5:11:45 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: JediJones; precisionshootist

precisionshootist is just one of the many Obama era noobs that jumped in to condemn the best candidate to come along in a century.

They hate what she and FR stand for, and will do whatever they can to demoralize, and destroy. Number them with the mindless mediots.
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60 posted on 04/15/2012 5:12:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: FReepers

**please support FR here**

61 posted on 04/15/2012 5:17:56 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Finalapproach29er

>> “and right now people don’t think she’s Presidential timber” <<

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Just a small handfull of small minded Eddie Haskel types. Most would have loved for her to run.


62 posted on 04/15/2012 5:19:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

>> “We had excellent candidates who did, who didn’t garner enough support” <<

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Who, pray tell, might those have been?
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63 posted on 04/15/2012 5:21:24 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Northern Yankee

Now THAT is absolutely true.


64 posted on 04/15/2012 5:24:44 PM PDT by tuckrdout ( A fool vents all his feelings, but a wise man holds them back. Prov.29:11)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Ailes is a Rupert Murdoch but kisser, not his own man, just like Hannity.

We should feel sorry for them.
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65 posted on 04/15/2012 5:24:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Cain and Santorum, respectively. Had conservatives gotten behind either one, we’d not be looking at Romney as the nominee.


66 posted on 04/15/2012 5:36:08 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: STARWISE

One person’s folksy and perky is viewed by another person as idiocy.

It is true: you only get one chance to make an impression.


67 posted on 04/15/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I agree that Cain was a quality candidate; that is why he was ambushed, but Santorum is garbage. He is fake to his core.


68 posted on 04/15/2012 5:41:29 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: precisionshootist
With two major resignations she is damaged goods...

This debate has been settled by the facts.

Two? The "facts", please.

69 posted on 04/15/2012 5:57:14 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: precisionshootist

Stuff it mittbot! You know diddle squat - you’re merely a pawn.


70 posted on 04/15/2012 6:14:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Diogenesis

One thing we gotta say about Mitt, the SOB damn sure wants to be POTUS.


71 posted on 04/15/2012 6:16:26 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: elteemike
There were millions like you. That's what scared them. They wanted conservatism dead. So they started with 'trying' to destroy her.

Ailes did his contribution for the POS mitt. EVIL knows no bounds - anyone supports or votes for him, they attached themselves to his spirit which is evil. And they can't shake it off.

72 posted on 04/15/2012 6:23:45 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: editor-surveyor

Thanks for the update on the barryboob.


73 posted on 04/15/2012 6:27:44 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: precisionshootist
With two major resignations she is damaged goods.

Another OWS propagandist and zotbait.
74 posted on 04/15/2012 6:37:20 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: RichInOC; stylecouncilor

I love Willie Wonka.


75 posted on 04/15/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: STARWISE
So goes Faux News ...

I'll be watching a lot of baseball for the next 6 months er so. Phooey!
76 posted on 04/15/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: STARWISE
"I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.”

Liberal speak for "Yeah, I thinks she's dumb, but she kicks ass on ratings and I want to keep my options open for booking is the future"

77 posted on 04/15/2012 7:33:43 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Even if Romney wins this year, and maybe if he wins in 2016, Romney will have disappointed a lot of Conservatives. If he wins this year and fails to produce, or tacks back toward the left, Palin should appoint herself as his No. ONE critic. In short, do copy Reagan. She will be still under 60 in 2020.


78 posted on 04/15/2012 7:39:53 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: precisionshootist

If Palin had not resigned as governor, she would have had to endure an assault on her in 2010 that she probably could not have survived, because the DNC had followed her back to Alaska, and the Alaska Dims now long made common causes with her. They had in fact linked up with the big oil companies with an alliance of convenience. Then there was the Murkowski factions, who also had its knives out. Fact is that Palin was a maverick and as we can see from this year’s Republican race, neither businessmen men not pols like mavericks. This is why they all piled on to stall the Tea Party movement. Control is the name of the game.


79 posted on 04/15/2012 7:48:00 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: STARWISE
"The piece quoted a Republican source close to Ailes as saying: "

Who is this dog?

80 posted on 04/15/2012 7:51:08 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: PA Engineer
The replies I've received on this are as nutty as anything the libs can muster up. Name calling, No facts, not a clue nonsense. Over a year ago I said Palin was not going to run and why. Then came the attacks and for me confirmation that her "base" was a unstable as any herd of libtards following Obama.

You Palin supporters have completely left the reservation.

Precision out

81 posted on 04/15/2012 8:02:25 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: X-spurt

Romney-operative leakers dissing Palin helped ensure McCain’s defeat, leaving 2012 wide open for Romney. Sounds like something Obama would do.

And the idiot McCain comes out and endorses him.


82 posted on 04/15/2012 8:06:46 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: precisionshootist
You're a sexist who said the below on FR about Bachmann in December. In your very next post you were defending Mitt Romney against criticism. Who did you/will you vote for in this primary? And give us a few names of who in this primary or what potential future candidates you would support as president.

precisionshootist said:

IMO and rarely do I step out to disagree with Rush or Levin, she could NOT beat Obama. The American people are not ready to have a woman as commander n chief. MB and Santorum both lack a command presence. They simply don't look like they would be in charge. MB does not look the part because she's an attractive women.

83 posted on 04/15/2012 8:08:45 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: precisionshootist
I also see that back in October you were pumping Romney's "electability" hardcore as shown below. So you're one of these shortsighted clowns that doesn't care who's really conservative or not, you'd just vote for anyone who you, in your infinite political wisdom, think can beat Obama. Not really a big deal if they're conservative or not.

precisionshootist wrote:

I understand what he was getting at but I still think he’s way off. Dukakis was handed one of the largest political defeats in our time. Romney on the other hand will mop the floor with Obama in a general election. Take away the out and out vote fraud and conspiracy to elect Obama by the media and Obama goes down in an absolute landslide.

84 posted on 04/15/2012 8:21:34 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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**click to support FR & FReedom!**

85 posted on 04/15/2012 8:22:50 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

There are about 80 members of Congress that each have a Sarah Palin doll that they stick pins in every day.
80 Card carrying members of the Communist Party USA that absolutely do NOT want the people to even remotely in any way shape or form start to take Sarah Palin seriously.

80 members of Congress and an untold amount of communism supporters that have targeted Sarah Palin, her family, her town and her life. They declared war against her.

And some people still whine that Sarah quit.


86 posted on 04/15/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Eye of Unk

I know .. delusion is a contagion.


87 posted on 04/15/2012 8:55:28 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Bikkuri

I have the exact same glasses!

God I love Sarah Palin!


88 posted on 04/15/2012 9:17:47 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: JediJones
"You're a sexist who said the below on FR about Bachmann in December. In your very next post you were defending Mitt Romney against criticism. Who did you/will you vote for in this primary? And give us a few names of who in this primary or what potential future candidates you would support as president. "

Yes, that's my quote and call it sexist if you want but If you want to run for president and WIN your chances if you are a women are very small. Sorry to break it to ya but the problem if you support the idea of a female president is not going to be "sexist" men. The problem with getting elected as a women is convincing the WOMEN you are capable of leading the military and protecting their kids. Women inherently know they are not strong leaders and it's not the role in which god made them. That, my friend is the truth.

Don't believe me? Name the great female leaders throughout world history. Hint: everyone names the same few because ALL the rest were men.

It's just god and mother nature at work, not sexism.

As far as who I was supporting in this primary season it would have been Newt or Perry. Plus I'm in Texas so the contest is over by the time I will vote and Romney will have it wrapped up.

Romney will be the nominee and I will support him because Obama must go, NOW.

We cannot afford potentially two more Obama Supreme Court nominations. Four more years of of Chicago thug politics and lastly. We cannot afford to have an unvetted, undocumented, fraud of a man in control of our military and our nuclear arsenal. Obama could get us into a major conflict and put the entire country in peril no matter who controls the congress. We don't know what Obama might do in a second term. Obama must go, NOW.

89 posted on 04/15/2012 9:31:22 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: bicyclerepair; Eye of Unk; JediJones; onyx; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; ...

Video;Gracious,Charming Palin Meets The Public Outside Fox Studios

Posted by M. JOSEPH SHEPPARD’S “A POINT OF VIEW” on April 13, 2012

I must say that Sarah Palin is such a gracious and lovely woman. Following the taping of the PAYING AT THE PUMP Fox News TV program, in which she co-hosted with Eric Bolling, she came out and mingled with members of the studio audience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wI-I8iza1F8


90 posted on 04/15/2012 9:37:26 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: precisionshootist
As far as who I was supporting in this primary season it would have been Newt or Perry. Plus I'm in Texas so the contest is over by the time I will vote and Romney will have it wrapped up.

The contest is over when Romney gets 1,144 delegates. This is almost certainly going to be the first time in a long time where Texas does count, because Romney won't have 1,144 by then.

91 posted on 04/15/2012 9:38:28 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: JediJones
“The contest is over when Romney gets 1,144 delegates. This is almost certainly going to be the first time in a long time where Texas does count, because Romney won't have 1,144 by then. “

True, and unfortunate for very conservative Texas but it's still likely to be mathematically over. I will still likely just vote for Newt but it's really a moot point. The question is who will you vote for in November? If it's Obama and Romney as it most likely will be I will vote for Romney without hesitation. For reasons I've outlined in other posts there is simply nothing to even consider. Obama must go, NOW.

92 posted on 04/15/2012 9:47:44 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: precisionshootist
Romney will be the nominee and I will support him because Obama must go, NOW.

I have most of my Conservative family and friends vowing to NEVER vote for Mitt. We will do write-ins.

I will be very, very happy to see Mitt utterly slaughtered. He is Liberal to his core. If he had one honest bone in his body, he would belong to the party that matches his soul -- the RAT Party.

93 posted on 04/15/2012 9:54:09 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: precisionshootist
It would take a time machine to take Sarah back in time and complete her terms to elected office.

You're either a cold-hearted misogynist with a mind as narrow as a 2x4, or you're truly ignorant of the facts behind her resignation.

I can't help you if it's the former, and I'm not inclined to help you if it's the latter.

94 posted on 04/15/2012 9:59:18 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bikkuri

Good job, Bik!


95 posted on 04/15/2012 10:07:47 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: STARWISE

I stopped watching FAUX News a long time ago. Nothing I read about them lately makes me want to tune them back in. SELLOUTS!!!


96 posted on 04/15/2012 10:17:21 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: RobbyS
Romney will have disappointed a lot of Conservatives.

Are you for real? What makes you think he gives a damn about conservatives - only to USE conservatives to buy off for vote purposes. Conservatives had NO FAITH in him - so he can't disappoint us. The disappointment are the conservatives that bowed to the GOP for political favor and endorsed this POS PRO HOMO baby killing candidate.

He will NOT win - he has nothing to fight barry with, NOTHING!! He is the weakest candidate and chosen ONLY to clear the path for barry's re election. You actually think Missy is going to give up her lifestyle for this POS candidate - when a sneeze could blow him away? There is no 2020 or 2016. Barry's 2nd term finishes USA off.

The 'couch' was more of an offense for the dumb clucks than a PRO HOMO, baby killing big gov't candidate - who cannot on his greatest day - defeat barry. Newt was the ONLY candidate who could - that's why he received so many darts - yet his record was 10 times greater than mitt or any of the candidates.

97 posted on 04/15/2012 10:49:00 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: RobbyS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2872372/posts


98 posted on 04/15/2012 10:51:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Windflier
"You're either a cold-hearted misogynist with a mind as narrow as a 2x4, or you're truly ignorant of the facts behind her resignation. I can't help you if it's the former, and I'm not inclined to help you if it's the latter. "

I know the facts behind her resignation. I also know it DOES NOT matter! You think she's the only Governor that was ever attacked by the left? Scott Walker is under a far greater siege than Palin will ever know about and he is doing what a leader in his position does and what Palin did NOT do.

You are so clouded by your Palin Worship you are delusional. Get a grip. She did not run, is not going to run, and is never going to be president. Put some effort and thought where it can actually make a difference.

99 posted on 04/15/2012 10:52:42 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: presently no screen name

He may get the c onservative vote, but even if he wins, he is unlikely to rule as a conservative. In think we have learned that many so called conservative voices are not really so. But if he wins and follows the same domestic path that George Bush did, some will peel away. Were it not for the war, Bush could never have dumpted such programs as NCLB and the medicare drug program on the country.


100 posted on 04/15/2012 11:01:43 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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