Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,215
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: palin2012

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • WaPo: Palin accuses president of ‘shuck and jive’ on Libya (That's racist!)

    10/24/2012 10:18:41 AM PDT · by maggief · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24, 2012 | Erik Wemple
    Like many conservative pundits, Sarah Palin is criticizing President Obama for his administration’s inconsistent statements on the Benghazi, Libya, attack. Unlike many conservative pundits, Palin used the term “shuck and jive” to describe Obama’s behavior. In a Facebook post today, Palin wrote: “Obama’s Shuck and Jive Ends With Benghazi Lies.” She also used the term in the text of the post, which concludes, “President Obama’s shuck and jive shtick with these Benghazi lies must end.”
  • Sarah Palin endorses Bongino for Senate

    08/20/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Hay Brown
    Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has made another foray into Maryland politics, endorsing GOP candidate Dan Bongino in what she calls his "uphill battle" for the Senate, his campaign announced Monday. In 2010, the former Alaska governor backed Republican Brian Murphy in his unsuccessful GOP primary bid against former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Bongino, a retired Secret Service agent, is challenging first-term Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin. "Dan has seen what politicians have done to our country, and he's decided, 'If I'm not part of the solution, I'm part of the problem,'" Palin said in a statement released...
  • Scarborough: Why on earth wouldn’t you let Palin speak at the convention?

    08/07/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 7,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller, I couldn’t agree more. What possible reason is there to exclude her? She’s the reining vice presidential nominee; she gives a hell of a speech; she’s on a major roll in helping tea-party candidates win their Senate primaries; and she has a passionate base that’s lukewarm at best about Romney. If Team Mitt can find a slot for Rand Paul in the interest of keeping Paul fans inside the tent, they can find one for Palin in the interest of keeping her supporters inside. The only argument I can think of for why they might be...
  • Can Sarah Palin Win the Gold With Republican Endorsements?

    08/07/2012 2:42:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 7, 2012 | Amy Walter and Chris Good
    Analysis: Thus far, the former VP candidate Sarah Palin has endorsed four Senate candidates in competitive Republican primaries. All four have won. Tomorrow, she could extend that winning streak to five if Republican former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman, for whom Palin stumped this weekend, wins a three-way GOP primary contest. Like any good athlete, Palin has an impeccable sense of timing. And, she's keenly aware of the environment in which she's competing. Despite the fact that the Tea Party failed to field a credible presidential candidate, the mood of the GOP primary electorate remains as anti-establishment as ever. Palin...
  • Reince Priebus Hopes Sarah Palin Speaks in Tampa

    08/07/2012 10:33:17 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies ^ | 8/7/12 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hopes Sarah Palin will speak at the Republican convention in Tampa. “I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Monday night. If Palin does speak, she would join other prominent GOP women whose national profiles have risen since Palin was pushed onto the national spotlight after McCain chose her as his running mate. In addition to Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez also will be speaking. Palin told a reporter July 25 from The Tampa Bay Times...
  • Tea party focused on coming GOP Senate primaries

    08/06/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    AP via ^ | August 6, 2012
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sarah Palin is mounting an aggressive campaign in Missouri — in television and radio ads, in automated telephone calls, even serving barbecued pork sandwiches at a rural political picnic. She's urging residents to vote for Sarah — Sarah Steelman, one of three Republicans in a prickly U.S. Senate primary. Fresh off a resounding Republican runoff victory by Ted Cruz in Texas, Palin and the tea party movement now are trying to capitalize in primaries this month in Missouri, Wisconsin and Arizona. But they may pose a more difficult test than in Texas, where the charismatic...
  • GOP Group: Sarah Palin IS Qualified to Serve in White House

    07/29/2012 7:05:08 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 96 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 07/29/12 | Lloyd Marcus
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - JULY 29, 2012 CONTACT: Ryan Gill at or (650) 678-7732 Palin's Qualifications to Serve in White House Should Not Be QuestionedLloyd Marcus, the Chairman of leading conservative group Campaign to Defeat Obama PAC released the following statement today in response to an ABC news report that former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized Sarah Palin’s qualifications to serve in the White House: “To suggest that Sarah Palin does not possess the necessary qualifications to serve in the White House is ridiculous on its face. Ever since she was selected in 2008 by the Republican party’s...
  • Romney’s Best Convention Strategy – Let Sarah Palin Speak

    07/27/2012 1:24:41 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 37 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 27, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    “Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt thundered out those captivating words at his first inaugural speech in 1933. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney must seriously confront the political ghosts haunting his decision to let Sarah Palin speak at the GOP National Convention in August in Tampa, FL. Allow Palin to speak so that a Romney administration can turn economic retreat by Obama into economic advance. This is the time when Romney has the...
  • Sarah Palin on attending the RNC in Tampa: We'll have an announcement in a couple of days.

    07/25/2012 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies ^ | Wednesday July 25, 2012
    But the only question this Florida reporter had for the former govenor of Alaska and Tea Party favorite, was a simple one: Will we see you at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this August? "We'll have an announcement in a couple of days," said Palin, as an aide insisted journalists direct questions to Todd Palin. "I don't know if we'll do anything fancy as a press conference, but we'll get the word out." As the GOP convention draws closer, rumors persist that Palin is scouting space to rent in Tampa and supporters wonder if she will be given a...
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Sarah Palin at the GOP Convention (Vanity)

    07/14/2012 9:00:26 PM PDT · by One Name · 148 replies
    Vanity | 7/17/2012 | One name
    OK; we've waltzed thru this crap long enough. Do you value the Conservative vote? Let Sarah speak prime time at the GOP convention; she'll deliver the northern rust belt and other border working class states... GOP- reject this message at your own peril.
  • Romney Campaign Disses Palin: Throws Party Unity Overboard

    07/18/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 112 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.17.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here we go.So now come all these news reports (just for example, here, here, here, and here) that Team Romney has decided deliberately -- deliberately -- to trash Sarah Palin by not inviting her to the Tampa convention.And they expect people to rally to their candidate when they are out there sticking their finger in the eye of the party's base? Sending a message to the Tea Party to go take a flying leap? If this is true, and no less than Governor Palin herself has said she is uninvited, one can only wonder:What are these wizards of smart thinking?Historically, people...
  • Sarah Palin Deserves To Deliver Game Changer Speech At GOP Convention

    07/18/2012 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 59 replies
    Examiner ^ | July, 18, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Winning the presidency has a lot more to do with the charisma of the leader than it does with the policies that are brought to the American dinner table. Just look at the last sorrowful example the country was saddled with in 2008 with the current president. There is reportedly, current intrigue moving about in the backrooms of GOP political leadership within Romney’s campaign concerning Sarah Palin. It is suggested that Romney is sitting pat on the idea of not issuing Sarah Palin VIP credentials to the August RNC Convention in Tampa, let alone giving her any real speaking role....
  • Where’s Palin’s convention invite? (GOP-E Snubs her, as Expected)

    07/16/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 69 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2012 | Joel Roberts
    Mitt Romney currently has no plans to give Sarah Palin a role at the 2012 Republican National Convention. In fact, John McCain's 2008 running mate hasn't even been invited to the GOP soiree in Tampa, reports Newsweek's Peter J. Boyer. "Palin would certainly light up the base at the convention … but a jolt of Palin at Romney's convention seems most unlikely," Boyer writes. "The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script, and Palin cannot be trusted to avoid the impulse to go rogue."
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off with loose cannon diva

    07/16/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 207 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin? In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing. Palin has also not appeared with the Romney on the campaign trail and prefers to use her Facebook page to bash Barack Obama. The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a...
  • Who's Voting For Sarah Palin?

    07/16/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT · by GregB · 205 replies
    Looking to see who's voting for Sarah Palin for President?
  • Sarah Palin still waiting for her Republican National Convention invite

    07/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 16 July 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
  • Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)

    07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 156 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle
    [T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on...
  • "Nancy Pelosi is a Dingbat" Sarah Palin

    06/29/2012 8:58:44 PM PDT · by SueRae · 46 replies
    Fox News (Hannity) ^ | 6/29/2012 | Sarah Palin
  • Palin denies withholding support for Romney

    06/25/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT · by mnehring · 93 replies
    In an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity that the reason why she didn’t endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney during a Las Vegas speech this weekend was because she couldn’t. The Daily Caller had pointed out on Tuesday that former Palin did not even mention Romney in her speech. But, Palin told Hannity, that doesn’t mean that the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee isn’t supporting the former Massachusetts governor. “There was a reason I did not mention Gov. Romney in my speech at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation event and...
  • Sarah Palin to rally conservative online army

    06/04/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4,2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    The conservative blogosphere has yet to move past the death of patron saint Andrew Breitbart, but it will get a major jolt this month from an equally provocative hero: Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has committed to delivering the keynote address at Right Online, the annual gathering of conservative bloggers and online activists organized by the Koch-backed non-profit group Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The June 15-16 conference will be the first time the event is held on a different weekend and in a different city from the liberal online activism conference upon which...
  • Palin endorses Sen. Hatch

    05/22/2012 7:49:10 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 84 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 5-22-12 | Paul Mirengoff
    Sarah Palin has just announced that she is endorsing Sen. Orrin Hatch in the Utah Senate primary. Palin revealed this on Greta Van Susteren’s show. She emphasized Hatch’s record and position on balancing the budget........"
  • Palin Movie to Screen at AMC Theatres

    07/11/2011 5:30:46 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 237 replies ^ | june 10.2011 | Althea Fung
    A documentary film chronicling the rise of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will play exclusively at AMC Theatres in Dallas, Atlanta, and a host of other cities in the South and Midwest beginning in July. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corporation announced Friday that the Stephen Bannon film The Undefeated, about Palin’s rise in Alaska politics, will roll out at select theaters on July 15. The film makes no attempt at objectivity, featuring Palin supporters and conservative political commentators and bloggers like Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart. The film is expected to premiere later this month in Iowa, New Hampshire, and...
  • Jon Stewart: Sarah Palin "Either Running for President or Crazy"

    09/29/2011 12:07:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies · 2+ views
    Opposng Views ^ | Sep 29, 2011 | Michael Allen
    Sarah Palin told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren this week that she was worried that the presidency could prove to be “too shackling” for her maverick style and somehow limit her.Wednesday night, Jon Stewart took aim at her claims on "The Daily Show."“The biggest contemplation piece in your process is that becoming the president would diminish your power?” Stewart asked. “You’d be the f***ing president! You would be the commander-in-chief of history’s greatest fighting force. What do you mean? What possibly do you mean? And don’t misunderstand, I am not trying to talk you into running. It is just, by...
  • Watch Sarah Palin co-hosting the Today Show today

    04/03/2012 3:40:32 AM PDT · by scooby321 · 90 replies
    Vanity | 04/04/2012 | wire
    Lets get Sarah ratings higher than Perky Katie today.
  • Sarah Palin: I think the president’s comments on Trayvon Martin were orchestrated

    03/29/2012 1:24:59 PM PDT · by Third Person · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-29-12 | Tina Korbe
    In an interview on Fox News, Sarah Palin said she thinks the president’s comments about Trayvon Martin were orchestrated, according to a report by Todd Starnes. She … called out President Obama – saying he should not have jumped into the growing outrage over the shooting. “I think it was orchestrated,” Palin said. “I’m going to get clobbered for even suggesting this, but it is what I believe.” The president addressed the shooting in the Rose Garden. “My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama said....
  • Santorum Ahead In Louisiana [Leads By 13 Points: Without Gingrich Leads Jumps To 21 points]

    03/21/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Poll: Santorum Ahead In Louisiana By Jonathan Easley - 03/21/12 Rick Santorum leads the GOP presidential field by double digits heading into Saturday’s primary in Louisiana, according to a poll released late Tuesday by Magellan Strategies. Santorum took 37 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 24 percent, Newt Gingrich at 21 percent and Ron Paul at 3 percent. The poll was conducted on March 19, before Romney’s convincing victory in the Illinois primary, and has a 2 percent margin of error. Gingrich finished a distant fourth in Illinois, and will likely hear growing calls this week for him to end...
  • Romney holds small lead nationally [See Palin results in poll]

    03/21/2012 11:19:14 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | March 21, 2012
    PPP's newest national poll finds that Mitt Romney leads with 34% to 31% for Rick Santorum, 20% for Newt Gingrich, and 9% for Ron Paul. But if Gingrich dropped out Santorum would have a small lead with 41% to 40% for Romney and 11% for Paul.46% of Republican primary voters actually do think it's time for Gingrich to drop out, while 42% think he should continue on. 48% of his supporters would go to Santorum, while 33% would pick Romney. Gingrich dropping out being worth 4 points to Santorum is also what we found on our Illinois poll over...
  • A brokered convention: Jeb Bush vs. Sarah Palin

    02/13/2012 12:30:33 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | Monday February 13, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    Santorum’s contraception boom — “We’re all Catholics now,” said Mike Huckabee — won’t hold up. Because we’re not. This race could well go to a brokered convention. If Jeb Bush is proposed, so Sarah Palin should be minutes later. She is now and always has been the singular Jacksonian voice in the original Tea Party phenomenon; the only one who can bring it to the mainstream. Her absence from the primary race has left a vacuum and no substitute has been found. Every other possible or potential leadership hopeful has risen and receded in this long Republican primary season. [....]...
  • How does Sarah Palin connect so well with her crowds?

    02/13/2012 7:33:45 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 42 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | Monday February 13, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm
    She has the ability to speak about issues that profoundly bother the audience in common ways and words that listeners instantly recognize and wish they had thought to say just that way. Watch in the video below of her full CPAC speech for how this church-going mother of five mocks Obama's Winning the Future program with an almost off-color aside. And prompts shared laughter, not shock. [....] Instead, instinctively Palin doesn't speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them. She tells them what they've already accomplished through the tea party, for instance, and what they can accomplish this year...
  • Palin Calls On Romney To Work Harder For The Conservative Vote [Explain "Shifts in Ideology"]

    02/11/2012 3:11:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2012 | Peter Hamby
    Palin Calls On Romney To Work Harder For The Conservative Vote Peter Hamby Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin issued a warning to Mitt Romney Saturday, calling on the former Massachusetts governor to do a better job explaining his record to conservatives or risk dampening voter turnout in November if he wins the Republican presidential nomination. In an interview with CNN and The New York Times before her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Palin said she was confused by Romney’s declaration here on Friday that he was a “severely conservative Republican.” “I wasn’t quite sure what the...
  • Palin shines brightest at CPAC conference

    02/11/2012 5:28:54 PM PST · by jennychase · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/12 06:15 PM ET | Josh Lederman
    If Sarah Palin had been on the ballot for the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, there is little doubt she would have won. The former Alaska governor received far-and-away the most spirited and enthusiastic reception at this convention of about 10,000 conservative activists. She drew the audience to its feet more than a dozen times during her keynote address on Saturday.
  • Biggest 2012 Political Shocker Now Would Be Palin Not Running for President

    05/23/2011 7:28:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News / Associated Content ^ | May 23, 2011 | Saul Relative
    Sarah Palin, the politician that the media loves to cover ad nauseum, will most likely announce her candidacy for president sometime in the near future (some are saying she may wait until September). Everything seems to be falling her way of late, or at least it appears that way when looking at how things are shaping up within the field of potential candidates in the Republican Party. It is almost as if Fate were stepping in to take a hand in positioning things just right for the former governor of Alaska... How so? Just take a look at several major...
  • It begins: Radio ad asks Iowans to caucus for Sarah Palin ("Vote rogue")

    12/28/2011 4:34:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 207 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/28/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Iowans might feel a bit overwhelmed by the choices for next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses for the GOP presidential nomination, but one independent group has begun running radio ads insisting that there is still room for one more choice. Calling itself “Sarah Palin’s Iowa Earthquake,” the group will target specific markets in Iowa asking voters to line up behind the Republican Party’s most prominent non-candidate, and other ads will apparently follow: Can Iowans caucus for Palin at this late date? Sure. Unlike primary states, there is no “ballot” in the legal sense at caucuses. Attendees can write in names on the...
  • Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout (John Ziegler)

    01/03/2012 6:32:07 PM PST · by reformjoy · 237 replies
    John ^ | January 3, 2011 | John Ziegler
    Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Editorial by John Ziegler Sarah Palin: Selfish, Hypocritical, Sellout 1/3/2012 As surreal as it may be, after spending over two years and several thousand dollars defending Sarah Palin at great personal cost, I now find myself in the bizarre position (three years to the day from starting the journey to Wasilla to do the interview of record on her 2008 VP run) of being perhaps the only conservative commentator willing to point out that Palin has now clearly revealed herself to be a selfish, hypocritical, sellout. While she was doing her presidential tease (an act that...
  • Who Will Sarah Palin Endorse?

    11/25/2011 11:24:58 AM PST · by presidio9 · 118 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Nov 23, 2011 | Mark Whittington
    The most sought-after endorsement of this political cycle will be from a woman who holds no political office and is not currently seeking one. That is why each of the Republican candidates have done the equivalent of kissing Sarah Palin's ring. RealClearPolitics believes that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has the inside track for getting the Palin endorsement. Of course, reports about what Palin will or will not do is largely conjecture, even if it is sourced from people said to be within the Palin inner circle. Only Palin will know who she intends to endorse and when. Any definitive...
  • Gingrich May Have Inside Track on Palin's Endorsement

    11/24/2011 6:53:58 AM PST · by jakerobins · 62 replies
    Almost immediately upon Sarah Palin's announcement that she would not seek the Republican nomination for president, the phone calls from almost all of the GOP candidates began pouring in. They wanted her endorsement. While Palin has characteristically kept her cards close to her chest, advisers suggest that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is likely to endorse before someone emerges as the inevitable nominee -- and that Newt Gingrich appears to be best-positioned to secure her support
  • Sarah Palin Got Scolded by Roger Ailes for Not Announcing Her Non-Candidacy on Fox News

    11/21/2011 4:01:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 21, 2011 | Gabriel Sherman
    Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers — but it infuriated Roger Ailes. The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself. Rather, he was livid that Palin made the October 5 announcement on Mark Levin's conservative talk-radio program, robbing Fox News of an exclusive and a possible ratings bonanza. Fox was relegated to getting a follow-up interview with Palin on Greta Van Susteren's 10 p.m. show, after the news of Palin's decision had been drowned out by Steve Jobs's death. Ailes was so mad, he considered pulling her off the air...
  • IT'S COME TO THIS: Could Sarah Palin Could Get Back In The Race?

    11/08/2011 12:17:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 8, 2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Things are so bad for the GOP and/or Republicans are so turned off by the idea that Mitt Romney is their only viable option rumors have once again surfaced that Sarah Palin could get back in the race. Yes. NYT numbers expert Nate Silver thinks there's a slim chance she could pull it off. One major constraint is that the filing deadline has already passed in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. So a candidate who entered now could not get her name on the ballot in those states, although some states, like New Hampshire, allow for write-in votes. However,...
  • Sarah Palin's smart not to run, supporters say [Most commented]

    10/10/2011 4:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | October 10, 2011
    Sarah Palin wasn’t ever really going to run for president, was she? That’s Donald Craig Mitchell’s guess. In an Op-Ed that discusses Palin’s decision not to run, Mitchell says she’s long prioritized her celebrity career over her commitment to public office, reminding us of Palin’s lucrative deals that followed after she quit as Alaska’s governor, including a seven-figure contract with Fox News. After three years of tweeting, hinting and eyelash-batting, on Wednesday Sarah Palin announced that she was not running for president. Her Facebook friends are disappointed. But for Sarah-watchers in Alaska like me, the announcement was long expected, old...
  • ***I Read Today That Two Of Sarah Children Didn't Want Her To Run***(VANITY)

    10/07/2011 4:13:16 PM PDT · by The Wizard · 188 replies
    Stardate: 1110.7
    She should have taken those kids to a military Hospital so they could see those who decided that even though they also loved their children, they understood that their duty was to our nation and the millions of people who depend on them.... Sacrificing for the country is taking care of your kids......a leader goes places where others are not sure where to go.....and I hear in Sarah's voice in the Bob and Mark show how MUCH she wanted to run.... If Sarah had entered she would have gotten $50 million dollars the first day, or more..... Sarah should re-examine...
  • Sarah Palin: 'Let's unite to restore this country!'

    10/06/2011 11:37:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 6, 2011 | Andrew Malcom Political News & Commentary
    Statement of non-candidacy by Gov. Sarah Palin, as provided by her PACAfter much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order. My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time...
  • Sarah Palin 2012 decision: Not running (Has America died, along with Steve Jobs?)

    10/06/2011 1:14:33 AM PDT · by quesney · 143 replies
    Sarah Palin pledged to stay an active part of the political discussion as she announced she wouldn’t be making a 2012 White House run. On Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show Wednesday night, Palin told supporters that she’s sorry if they are disappointed that she passed on the race. “I apologize to those who are disappointed in this decision,” she said. “I’ve been hearing from them in the last couple of hours but I believe that they, when they take a step back, will understand why the decision was made and understand that, really, you don’t need a title to...
  • ***I Still Expect To Pull The Lever For Sarah***

    10/06/2011 5:08:40 AM PDT · by The Wizard · 132 replies
    Stardate: 1110.6
    Because I posted this last night: ***Who Needs A Knife: Stabbed In The Back By Someone We Loved*** along with a few comments as to why I felt that way, I wish to hasten to point out my love and devotion to Madam President and all she stands for.... I, like many others, were deeply hurt by this unexpected announcement, and being so reacted in the way I did.... But For the record, I want all my fellow Freepers to know that I still back her 100%, and having slept on it, stand by comments made on my TV show:...
  • Sarah Palin Will Not Run For President in 2012 (Letter from Sarah)

    10/05/2011 3:31:03 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 260 replies
    Street Insider ^ | October 5, 2011
    October 5, 2011 6:20 PM EDT Sarah Palin confirmed in a letter to supporters she will not run for President in 2012, saying at this time she can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other Conservatives to office. Below is a copy of Palin's letter: October 5, 2011 Wasilla, Alaska After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision....
  • Mark Levin: Sarah Palin NOT running in 2012

    10/05/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 1,709 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 10/5 | Mark Levin
    Take it for what you will...posted on Mark's page just now: BREAKING: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TELLS MARK LEVIN SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.
  • With Sarah out, which conservative candidate has the best shot of knocking out Romney and Obama?

    10/05/2011 5:06:47 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 435 replies
    vanity poll | Oct 5, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    My personal favorites are: 1) Bachmann 2) Cain 3) perry Cannot get excited about Gingrich or Santorum.
  • New Signs Palin Will Blow Up The GOP Race

    10/04/2011 3:10:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Politic-Ology ^ | October 4, 2011 | Noah Rothman
    “You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!” – Taylor (Charlton Heston); The Planet of the Apes, (1968) This classic line is all that came to mind when I read this piece in POLITICO—following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision not to enter the presidential field, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s law firm made a number of calls requesting early state filing deadlines… that’s right. She thinks she can blow it up. She just might. Poll Shows Palin Within 5 Points of Obama She Has A Documentary Out, Doncha Know? Palin’s political action...
  • GOP looks past Sarah Palin for 2012 (More nonsense)

    10/05/2011 10:16:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 5, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Sarah Palin hasn’t closed the door yet on a presidential bid. But few Republicans appear to be waiting for her answer. Never was it clearer than Tuesday, when Chris Christie’s announcement that he would not run in 2012 prompted a throng of strategists to conclude the Republican field was finally set – never mind Palin’s indecision. A new poll published on the same day revealed that two thirds of Republicans don’t want her to run. After spending the better part of three years in the center of the national political spotlight, the former vice presidential candidate appears to have worn...
  • “Still a Possibility:” Sarah Palin May Enter The Race

    10/04/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 265 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 4, 2011 | Shushannah Walshe and John Berman
    According to a source with knowledge of the inner workings of SarahPAC, inside the Palin world it’s still a possibility that she might run. However, as the deadline approaches not even her staff knows what she will decide. ABC News has separately learned that the Palin team is well aware of the filing deadlines and are keeping abreast of the changes in the deadline. Politico reported Tuesday that a law firm that employs an attorney representing SarahPAC had been making calls to early states inquiring about presidential filing deadlines. SarahPAC would not confirm the report to ABC News. When reached...