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Ted Cruz, Scott Walker to speak at GOP convention but Sarah Palinís role still a mystery
NY Daily News ^ | August 8, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee

Posted on 08/08/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT by iowamark

Ted Cruz, the Tea Party-backed Senate candidate whose upset Republican primary win in Texas made national waves, will be speaking at the GOP convention this month, but the role of one of his biggest boosters remains up in the air.

Sarah Palin has not been included on the three slates of convention speakers released by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus this week, even after he said Monday night that he wants her to play a role at the high-profile event.

“I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren.

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee remains a favorite with the Republican base and conservatives like Newt Gingrich, although she still raises eyebrows among the GOP establishment.

She reminded many why she is so colorful – and controversial – by showing up at a Republican Senate candidate’s campaign rally in Missouri on Friday wearing a tight Superman t-shirt, oversized sunglasses, slim cropped black pants and sky-high platform sandals.

Last week, Palin told Van Susteren that she has been approached about a possible role at convention, but is waiting for more details before making a decision.

“Of course there’s some interest there, but you know, we just kind of want to know more details, what they have in mind, and we haven’t heard back,” Palin said.

One rising Republican star who will be speaking at the RNC is Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who became a national GOP hero for slashing collective bargaining rights for unions and then fighting off a recall effort...

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; gope; palin; patriotpalin; romney; romneyagenda; sarahpalin; scottwalker; tedcruz

1 posted on 08/08/2012 1:40:56 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Cheer leader ?


2 posted on 08/08/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: iowamark
Sarah Palin’s role still a mystery

She's supposed to be the candidate but instead has become some sort of UFO.

3 posted on 08/08/2012 1:44:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

Nobody wants to listen to her...


4 posted on 08/08/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: iowamark
Indecision? Nope. SSDD

The fact is that Mr. RomneyCARE OWES Gov. Palin
but as usual he is vicious against conservatives not on their knees to H*I*M.

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

5 posted on 08/08/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis
What ignorant thing are you going to spam if and when she cuts a deal with Romney?

It's highly likely they already have, and the details are going to be released for maximum exposure during the convention, or right beforehand.

6 posted on 08/08/2012 1:50:54 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: goseminoles
I want to listen to her, because she almost always hits the bulls eye. She says clearly and unequivocally in a few words what others are unable to express in long-winded speeches.

But it's painful for me to listen to her because she's bailed and it's a reminder to me of what might have been...if only...

7 posted on 08/08/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: iowamark

Maybe the big tent, all inclusive GOPe is scared of her. She’s very popular, hard working and effective. Who would want someone like that associated with their party? Not the GOPe, that’s obvious enough.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 1:58:57 PM PDT by GBA
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To: iowamark

Is the GOP COnvention is that where everyone gives grand speeches about conservatism?


9 posted on 08/08/2012 2:07:31 PM PDT by Leep
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To: iowamark

We’ll I want to listen to Rush and Sarah both on primetime slots


10 posted on 08/08/2012 2:09:42 PM PDT by coconut47
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To: Lakeshark
Cut a deal?
Like maybe she could be "Queen of the GOP Death Panel"?

How about Czarina of Romney Revisionism?

No? Then, how about Mr. RomneyCARE's Ambassador
to Chick-a-fil?


11 posted on 08/08/2012 2:10:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: GBA

File for future reference. Richard Nixon was not invited by Goldwater to speak at the 64 Convention in(are you ready??) San Francisco. But he did make it to the convention 4 years later and gave the convention’s final speech.


12 posted on 08/08/2012 2:14:50 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: iowamark
Ted Cruz, Scott Walker to speak at GOP convention but Sarah Palin’s role still a mystery

Oh, next nominee, I should think.

13 posted on 08/08/2012 2:15:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: xkaydet65

It looks like Sarah was invited. Did you read the article?


14 posted on 08/08/2012 2:25:04 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: iowamark; All

If Romney takes her as VP, I am that much more inclined to vote for the ticket.


15 posted on 08/08/2012 2:28:09 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: PapaNew

“Still missing from the list of convention speakers are the high-profile Republicans that Mitt Romney is reportedly considering to join the GOP ticket as his running mate. They include Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.”

Sarah’s missing too. Maybe it’s too much to hope for.......


16 posted on 08/08/2012 2:33:55 PM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: iowamark

From looking at the photo, that superman t-shirt she’s wearing does not meet my definition of “tight” as stated in the article.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 2:43:48 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: PapaNew
But it's painful for me to listen to her because she's bailed and it's a reminder to me of what might have been...if only...

She could have SMOKED the primaries, brought Newt on as VP and kicked the traitor's ass all the way back to Kenya.

I'll never believe otherwise.

18 posted on 08/08/2012 2:52:18 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Diogenesis
LOL.

It would be fun to watch you have a melt down if, as is likely, she does.

She, unlike you, understands ABO, she coined the phrase.

19 posted on 08/08/2012 2:57:26 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: iowamark

I’d also like to hear Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, and Ted Nugent speak, but I won’t hold my breath for that to happen, either.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 3:02:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: iowamark
Click for Sarah in her own words..... this excerpt starts at the 3:30 mark

Sometimes helping means you step aside and certainly you don’t invite yourself into a leadership or speakership type role at a convention like this. You try to work with the strategy the campaign has in place, and evidently Romney's campaign has a strategy that they will implement. And whether I'm there or not as a speaker, I'm comfortable either way just like Newt Gingrich said he was comfortable either way -- speaking or not.

Palin also made clear that she and Governor Romney have a good relationship:

Speaking personally, there is no hatchet to bury or olive branch that needs to be passed between Mitt Romney and myself. We have a good relationship and I have great respect for him and I am so thankful the GOP has a strong candidate who understands the private sector and what it takes to get the economy roaring again.

end snip

21 posted on 08/08/2012 3:23:44 PM PDT by deport
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To: goseminoles
B.U.L.L-ony!!

Unless by nobody you mean yourself.

22 posted on 08/08/2012 3:46:04 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: iowamark

Most people see the fact that she has not been invited to speak at the convention as a diss, but I see it as a blessing as she has helped more true Conservative Candidates win their primaries and win lose or draw, Mittens and the Republicans are going to have to deal with her sooner rather than later!


23 posted on 08/08/2012 3:57:33 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: xkaydet65
I didn't know that, but it contains some interesting reverse parallels to today and the current situation with the GOPe and conservatives and with the quality of current candidates in the November election.

I think this quote from the Wiki on Barry Goldwater is telling:

Goldwater disliked Johnson (who he said "used every dirty trick in the bag"), and Richard M. Nixon of California (whom he later called "the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life")

The record that's now playing seems to be stuck in a groove and keeps skipping and replaying the same thing over and over again.

24 posted on 08/08/2012 5:56:20 PM PDT by GBA
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To: CatherineofAragon

There will be no Nuge, Palin, Kardasian, octomom or other reality star. There maybe a huckster.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 6:12:37 PM PDT by Oystir
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To: Oystir
I understand, from reading your posts, that Sarah Palin really isn't your kind of people. What was the quote..."When will this uneducated woman go away?"

I didn't know that a person with a college degree could be called uneducated. Oh, but, silly me! She has a bachelor's degree from a college in (snicker) IDAHO! That HARDLY counts. I see that you've been quick to defend Chelsea Clinton's "accomplishments" (LOL). She's a raving liberal, but she's Ivy League, and that makes her worthy. /s

Yeah, Palin had a reality show. She's also five for five in her Senate picks. Take heart, though. That lily-livered appeasement crowd at the RNC won't dare have her, or Uncle Ted, or Levin, or any Constitutionalist who actually knows how to communicate to the public. You can watch Little Lord Fauntleroy accept his coronation. And I'll be polishing my nails.

I really do despise pretentiousness.

26 posted on 08/08/2012 7:43:38 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Diogenesis
So Diog, are you still not getting it that there is at least some difference between Bork Obunga and Mittens:



Granted, Romney isn't the ideal candidate, but for you to not help expunge Obama from our lives, is unthinkable. I, for one, cannot tolerate another 4 years of this tyrant.

Just remember:

"For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing."
27 posted on 08/08/2012 11:48:27 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: iowamark; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Scott Walker at GOP Convention ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


28 posted on 08/09/2012 3:21:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: backwoods-engineer

“If Romney takes her as VP, I am that much more inclined to vote for the ticket.”

I agree.


29 posted on 08/09/2012 6:35:50 PM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

This is the type of message that needs to be put out in a Romney ad. Instead we get spokespersons like that lady who responded that Soptic’s wife wouldn’t have died if we had Romney care. No wonder this mornings Fox News poll has him eight points behind Obama.


30 posted on 08/10/2012 6:53:42 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: iowamark

I think a great role for Palin would be to introduce Paul Ryan!


31 posted on 08/11/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by zencycler
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