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Which Republicans will get to speak at the convention? (Sarah might be denied to speak?)
HotAir ^ | Thursday May 3, 2012

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:51:24 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Several insiders interviewed for this story said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will present a unique challenge to Romney’s team: Will they give her a prime spot to satisfy her fans, or reduce her role because of her polarizing nature?

“You want people to generate interest and passion,” said one Republican who has organized conventions before and who, like others, didn’t want to be named. “Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party. And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.” (Democrats faced a similar situation in 1992, when then-Gov. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was denied a speaking role, he believed, because he opposes abortion rights.)

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To: Bigtigermike

For the first time in my adult life, I have no plans to watch the Republican National Convention.


51 posted on 05/03/2012 5:42:25 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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52 posted on 05/03/2012 5:45:59 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Bigtigermike

McCain will get 2 hours.


53 posted on 05/03/2012 5:50:01 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Bigtigermike
“Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party." said one Republican who has organized conventions before and who, like others, didn’t want to be named.

The chickensh!t cowardly RINOs are too scared of Sarah to even allow themselves to be quoted by name, while they slander her.

54 posted on 05/03/2012 5:51:10 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: Colonel_Flagg

For the first time in my adult life, I have no plans to watch the Republican National Convention.

My thoughts exactly


55 posted on 05/03/2012 5:58:32 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Bigtigermike

I am so happy I don’t have to pretend to support these fools.


56 posted on 05/03/2012 6:02:31 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Bigtigermike

To deny the current vice presidential standard bearer of the GOP a place on the speaker’s list would be unconscienable and certainly not in the party’s best interests. They should be courting Sarah.


57 posted on 05/03/2012 6:12:30 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Bigtigermike

they’ll gladly take the wrath from some conservatives over this just as long as they get their way


We will see how that works out for them.


58 posted on 05/03/2012 6:16:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: CatherineofAragon

“He didn’t want “evangelicals and Sarah Palin” to have a voice at the convention.”

Romney is now calling the shots. If he doesn’t want Sarah speaking, she might as well stay home.


59 posted on 05/03/2012 6:33:29 PM PDT by BlueLandRed
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To: Bigtigermike

They’ll bump her out to make room for Megan McCain.


60 posted on 05/03/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

And Up with People will provide the entertainment in shifts.


61 posted on 05/03/2012 6:37:23 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...even if Sarah Palin comes out and says that she will “Support” Romney, she will NEVER endorse him or campaign for him.

And you know this ... how?

I wish for Palin and Gingrich and Rush and Levin and every other sensible conservative to say To Hell with Romney, this is asking too much. The GOP has gone so far statist that it's gotten to the point that it's counterproductive -- and now they're asking me to support making the de-facto head of the GOP an arrogant, ruthless statist liberal registered as a Republican who is for all the things I'm against.

Another once-sneaking suspicion becoming clear: Romney will use his position to put conservative Republicans "where they belong" -- with the losers. He's fundamentally a liberal and will behave like one.

I fully expect Palin to play the game, though. Just when we need "rogue" the most.

62 posted on 05/03/2012 6:38:49 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: Finny

Willard thinks we’ll hold our noses and vote for his sorry rino behind. God he makes me sick.

Before the 08 primary, I went to his rally here. He didn’t even look me in the eye when he shook my hand. I’m hard to miss at 5’18”. Even a ms of eye-contact would have been nice.


63 posted on 05/03/2012 6:45:19 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah sure does want to have a voice, yet doesn’t seem to want to do any of the work


64 posted on 05/03/2012 6:45:45 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I know what you mean. I’ve watched every Republican convention since 1976. Always looked forward to them! I even still have some old VCR tapes I recorded going back to the 1984 convention. But this time, the whole prospect of seeing Romney and the whole “establishment GOP” political hack-society (who trashed Palin, who trashed the Tea Party, and who trash conservatives) up there at the podium, frankly just makes me want to vomit.


65 posted on 05/03/2012 6:57:23 PM PDT by greene66
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To: GenXteacher

“They’ll bump her out to make room for Megan McCain.”

It’ll take a road grader to make room for Megan McCain.


66 posted on 05/03/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: RichInOC

“inconceivable”

Sorry, you’ve gotten the wrong pic - that wasn’t who said that. It’s the same movie, wrong pic.


67 posted on 05/03/2012 7:03:35 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. :-))
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOP is not only dead, it is putrefying.


68 posted on 05/03/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Bigtigermike; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
Snub the ROCK STAR and the voice bigger than the _resident's? LOL. Go ahead and see what happens to the enthusiasm gap.
Sarah Palin's Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

69 posted on 05/03/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Left to me, I'd rather she NOT speak at this charade, but let them go ahead and snub her and watch the enthusiasm gap.


70 posted on 05/03/2012 7:18:34 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
Suck it Whigs!

They don't want to win this. That is why they ran Willard Thomas Dewey, a "Me-Too!" Republican!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8b/ThomasDewey.png/466px-ThomasDewey.png

Go to Hell GOP, We Conservatives are through with you!

71 posted on 05/03/2012 7:20:29 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I’m finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I remain praying for Divine Intervention.

Nothing is set in cement.

Romney is not the certified nominee.

A lot can happen in the coming months before this convention.


72 posted on 05/03/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: KC_Lion

Keep praying. He’s not the nominee yet.
Nothing is certified. It’s not yet his convention.

I remain mightily praying for Divine Intervention. I have faith that our good Lord will help us save our Republic.


73 posted on 05/03/2012 7:26:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Bigtigermike
“Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party. And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.”

Really...... Hm.

I don ‘t know about you, but I am impatient with those Republicans who after the last election rushed into print saying, “We must broaden the base of our party”–when what they meant was to fuzz up and blur even more the differences between ourselves and our opponents.

Excerpts From Ronald Reagan’s 1975 Speech To CPAC

74 posted on 05/03/2012 7:28:23 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: bicyclerepair
Before the 08 primary, I went to his rally here. He didn’t even look me in the eye when he shook my hand.

Every speech I've ever listened to from Romney are saccharine-sweet with shallow platitudes -- stupid, obvious, empty platitudes. I'm not surprised that he failed to make eye contact.

75 posted on 05/03/2012 7:35:24 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: onyx
No he is not.

I don't seriously believe anymore that we will be saved by the GOP, they are corrupt and Impotent, and Willard is the poster boy for that Movement. It maybe time we moved on.

Us and our Sarah included.

76 posted on 05/03/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I’m finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well, it stands to reason that they won’t let her speak since Romney’s minions and the GOP-E have been stabbing her (and by extension us) in the back ever since August 29, 2008.


77 posted on 05/03/2012 7:48:06 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bigtigermike

if they deny her a slot, they’ll have to win PA without me.


78 posted on 05/03/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT by Libertarian4Bush (if you voted for obama, I have no respect for you. you're either a loser or a sucker. sorry!)
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To: Bigtigermike

PALIN 2016

It starts now.

79 posted on 05/03/2012 7:51:42 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: CatherineofAragon

Wow, I would love a link to Romney telling his donors this...do you have one handy.

Thanks!


80 posted on 05/03/2012 7:54:28 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Oops, found it, sorry to have bothered you!


81 posted on 05/03/2012 8:00:31 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin along with the rest of us “Tea Party Patriots” should just blow off this year’s presidential race and concentrate on electing enough right minded congressmen and senators to thwart whoever sits in the white house. We need to become a major thorn in the side of the entire DC establishment. We need to set the agenda.


82 posted on 05/03/2012 8:02:26 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: upsdriver

Agreed.

But not enough.

Right now, and right here, is the time. Romney seems poised to win the nomination.

Nobody will like Romney, by the time he’s been torn apart by the (mysteriously all of a sudden “opposition” press) which will appear the day he’s elected.

He’ll be more damaged than George W Bush.

Let’s not spend the next four years, frustrated by the MSM. Rather, let’s start DAY ONE, to become the GOP’s very own loyal opposition.

Get Romney elected. By all means. Because Obama is a dog-eating communist, who is trying to destroy America.

However once Obama’s out - the very second the results of November’s election are announced: screw Romney and start at that moment to work to DECIMATE Romney in the public eye, every day. In every way. Take it to Romney and defeat him RESOUNDINGLY for the GOP primary in 2016.

First things first though:

Obama has gotta go.

Palin 2016.


83 posted on 05/03/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Fall Forward")
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To: onyx

I remain praying for Divine Intervention.

Nothing is set in cement.

Romney is not the certified nominee.

A lot can happen in the coming months before this convention.


You said exactly what I think and wanted to say.


84 posted on 05/03/2012 8:10:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: Bigtigermike

I honestly do not care. This is the first year I have absolutely no interested in the Republican convention. I won’t be watching.


85 posted on 05/03/2012 8:11:22 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I expect Obama will lose. I agree that our enemy then becomes the Romney led GOP which is why we need the good TP people in the congresses to do the heavy lifting the next four years. I also agree that we begin immediately to challenge Romney in the 2016 elections, hopefully with Sarah Palin. The unfortunate thing about a Romney administration is that they will not have the intestinal fortitude to really take on reforming and downsizing government. It really makes me mad because after the disaster that is the Obama years, we had a golden opportunity to make real headway. Especially following the 2010 victory which the GOP-E squandered with their arrogance and elitism.


86 posted on 05/03/2012 8:17:11 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Bigtigermike; All
If Sarah P wishes to speak they better by God let her speak! She carried the fight from the darkest days after the last election thru the primary season. Seasoned politicos were licking wounds and cowering and scheming various capitulations while she (and Rush and a few others) took back the landscape. She captured the heart of the base. The Conservatives, the Christians, the Tea Party and the working class values-driven family-oriented small town and rural heart of America, and those with vestigial ties to the land who had to get up every day and put fuel in their cars and go to work. To ignore her would be perilous! Photobucket
87 posted on 05/03/2012 8:30:17 PM PDT by One Name (Go to the enemy's home court and smoke his ass.)
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To: onyx; Sarah Barracuda; Bigtigermike; DJ MacWoW

“Left to me, I’d rather she NOT speak at this charade, but let them go ahead and snub her and watch the enthusiasm gap.”

Same here.

To speak at the convention is tacit support of Mittens and his agenda.


88 posted on 05/03/2012 8:31:05 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: Bigtigermike

If she endorses she will get to speak. This article is just one person’s opinion who is stirring the pot.


89 posted on 05/03/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: jackibutterfly

No, I know Vizzini said that. I was thinking in terms of what Inigo said to Vizzini. As in, I think it’s quite conceivable that these guys might not let her speak.


90 posted on 05/03/2012 9:26:21 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: little jeremiah

God bless and Keep you.
We will continue to pray.


91 posted on 05/03/2012 10:37:21 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Clyde5445

The decision had better be hers and only hers.


92 posted on 05/03/2012 10:39:38 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Clyde5445

The decision had better be hers and only hers.


93 posted on 05/03/2012 10:40:33 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I vote for Mark Levin.

If the Romney doesn't have anybody who represents CommonSense Americans, i.e. TEA Party, well then I assume Romney DOES NOT WANT MY VOTE. Christy is barely acceptable. Eff Coulter and Susan Collins is a disgrace. FUMR if this is the line-up.

To date Romney has not impressed me.

94 posted on 05/03/2012 10:58:20 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
fine...IF theyd snub Sarah, the hell w/ the lot of them...
we're like the (racial) minorities the plantation liberal for their "pets".
used & abused... like Arab males using animals for their beastial pleasures....

95 posted on 05/03/2012 11:04:22 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me $hit; with different flie$". :^)
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To: onyx

I just can’t accept that Romney will be the R nominee.


96 posted on 05/03/2012 11:23:44 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: EGPWS
When will it be worth tuning in?

Maybe four years from now, if Zero decides to have an election.

97 posted on 05/03/2012 11:41:56 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period, and by election day you won't like him either.)
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To: little jeremiah

None of his rivals could match his money or come anywhere close, so he successfully smeared them with over $45 Million in vicious attack ads, that voters claim to hate.

Provided he’s certified, he won’t need or get my vote regardless. The expert pundits, like know-it-all-Rove have already said the election will come down to a handful of states, and mine is not one of ‘em.

I happen to think the experts could be all wet. I think Romney might have a problem in the South, unless he tags a very appealing Christian conservative to run with him.


98 posted on 05/03/2012 11:47:43 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Bigtigermike

One more reason to stay home this November.


99 posted on 05/04/2012 1:23:25 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Bigtigermike

A Romney vote is already out of the question. If Palin gets buried at the GOP convention by Romney and the liberals, I won’t even bother going to the polls to vote for the down ticket candidates. Screw them all.


100 posted on 05/04/2012 1:27:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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