Skip to comments.Poll: Do you support Sarah Palin as GOP nominee for Presidential candidate in 2012?
Posted on 05/12/2010 11:09:19 AM PDT by MaxCUA
Poll: Do you support Sarah Palin as GOP nominee for Presidential candidate in 2012?
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I did want to see Palin run for President at one time but not anymore... a whole list of reasons.
Yes, great candidate 47%
No, definitely not 50%
Not sure 2%
results by percentage votes
I love Sarah but she is not ready for prime-time yet.
Can we just get through 2010 before we start treading on 2012?
Ask again in 10 years. If she has worked at anything but getting elected by then, I’ll vote for her.
We are going to need a strong, conservative candidate who has not been eviscerated by the news media - unfortunately, Sarah Palin has been beatn up too much and is TOO controversial for 2012. Especially after the nightmare Obama is bringing, we NEED a strong ECONOMIST and SOMEONE who’s strong enough to encourage independents and democrats to change sides. I see a few out there: Haley Barbour (GOV MISS), Mitch Daniels (GOV IND) and new on the horizon: Chris Christie (GOV NJ)
I prefer a “No, we can do better” choice, rather than a “No, definitely not”. But, at this time, I cannot support a Palin primary run. If she gets the GOP nod, she gets my vote, but I can’t conclude that she is the best option for conservative Republicans yet.
I really just want to see a vigourous primary with lots of sound conservatives, and may the best candidate, Sarah or whoever else, win.
OK - I wanted to add onto my earlier post on Chris Christie -I have to say that he may not qualify under all the Conservative ideas, but I think he may have the strength to bring our economy in line and doesn’t care about being politically correct! He’s worth bearing watching!
I voted No. If she is our nominee, Hussein Obama gets a 2nd term. We need to come up with a viable Conservative candidate.
Sarah is not ready, just as Obama was not ready.
I’ve moved into the not sure category. I understood the McCain thing, even though I support JD. At this point I have no idea what Sarah is doing, or why she is doing it. I’ll wait to see what our other offerings are.
Thanks for Voting! Posted: October 2009 . Status: Active . Yes, great candidate 47% No, definitely not 49% Not sure 2% results by percentage votes
Still way too early for stuff like this. Let’s get through the mid-terms first and then see who’s put themselves in position.
Conservatives need to unite this time around, whomever the best (in political, as well as philosophical terms) conservative declared candidate is. If we get balkanized again, we’ll be saddled with Romney as nominee before we can blink.
I am unconvinced that DeVore is electable and I sure don't want Campbell.
The rest of her moves have been golden: Sean Parnell, her successor, has a huge lead in the polls. West, Duffey, Emmer, Paul and the rest of the candidates she endorsed are doing very well.
Sarah Palin has been walking the walk while others - like Mitt Romney - are even afraid to talk the talk. She is a very astute politician, but she will never satisfy the 100 percenters.
If we find a better candidate, I'll change my mind. Let's get beyond 2010 and see what we get.
She can run in 2012 if she wants to. And she will get the nomination if she beats everyone else running. And that is entirely possible.
She’d be a great candidate. I don’t know yet if I’d want her to be the nominee.
Any “strong conservative candidate” the GOP puts up against Obama is going to be “eviscerated by the news media.” After he gained the nomination, McCain was attacked by the media. Had he fought harder, like Palin, McCain would have been attacked more.
We need to change the public’s perception of the media.
If we're going to let the media pick our candidate, why have primaries? Let's just pick Mitt now, or, better yet, Mark Kirk. The media will love Mark Kirk until he gains the nomination and runs against Obama.
16 years executive experience PLUS owner of 2 business. My ass she is not ready
Ping. The traffic must be heavy, can’t get there.
can’t get through
It’s going to be Romney or Palin.
That will be what it comes down to.
It’s locked up right now.
She supported McLame for Senate and before that she resigned as Gov of AK. Do we really want a quitter as nnominee?
Being mayor of a town of 6,000 people is hardly preperation for the White House.
Yeah, she’s only run a state.
I still a SP fan, but I just can’t see where she has done enough to overcome the msm slurs about her. We need someone who is going to ride roughshod over 0bama in a debate. So far Ryan, DeMint and Bachman are the only ones that I see as capable of doing that.
Do you support Sarah Palin as GOP nominee for Presidential candidate in 2012?
Absolutely ... and I'll be voting for her (and I already voted for her once).
But, I would also defer to her decision on the right timing for a run. She may think it's a good time and then again she may not. She may go for the next one after.
Again, I'll be voting for her whichever way she picks it... I just don't know what she's going to pick ...
Instead, she resigned knowing that her hand-picked lt. governor would follow in her footsteps.
The result: the “quitter,” as you put it, has been beating on Obama as he was a pinata for the past 10 months. And Sean Parnell has a huge lead in the polls,according to Rasmussen today.
Just be glad there's no IQ test required to post on FR.
I’m starting to think that the liberal media is right.
Conservatives really are stupid.
Todays highlight is the thread where....countless Freepers, not just the kook Paul crowd, are dinging Palin for financially supporting Portman in Ohio.
Portman has won the primary and faces an uber leftist Dem.
Portman’s conservative rating is 90% on ACU.
WTF is happening to this website ????
“Actually, it is 9 years not 16 of “executive” experience. 9 of those years were as mayor of a town smaller then Mayberry.
Being mayor of a town of 6,000 people is hardly preperation for the White House. “
Really.....REALLY?? Do you really want to go there? Exactly how much “executive” or leadership or budget management or business management or foreign policy experience did the Usurping beast currently illegally occupying the oval office have before he was elected by an ignorant liberal base?
Sorry, but any talk of “experience” goes out the door now that this inexperienced corrupt manchild is in our whitehouse.
WTF is happening to this website ????
It’s gone the way of RedState.com.
Mobys, trolls and absolutists, oh my!
Sarah has become the pinata. It’s juvenile. Not merited, not pretty. One would think that she’s holding the seat of power in Washington, DC, not the one trying her best to defeat the Marxist and his Marxist party in power!
see my tagline....
Why would RINO elites feel threatened by Palin? She endorses many of them.
Ahhh, there you go again....
So you don’t see how ridiculous your post was? They are not threatened by her. If that were so McLame would have told her to go away.
WTF is happening to this website ????
There's a certain number who are comfortable in roles that they have become familiar with.
It's being "the opposition" ...
And it definitely is a role. It has its own ways of doing things, ways of talking, ways of "interacting" with others (who may not think exacly as you do), and ways of doing politics, in geneeral.
There's the other role, which would be to be in control and not the opposition. That definitely a different role than being the opposition. It's a different language, it's working with people that you really would not want to vote for in the first place (in order to get legislation through), and being in "control" may require working with a President that is not on your side and still managing to get legislation through, in bringing over support from the President's side to your side, and you have to contend with the other side -- now being the "opposition" against you.
I think a lot of people are totally unfamiliar with that role and thus fall into the much more comfortable role that they've become accustomed to (coming with its own language and rules and political methodology) -- of "being the opposition". I think it's actually "very uncomfortable" for a certain number "to be in control", and they frequently slip into the "opposition mode" even when they may be "in control" of politics in a certain venue. That ends up working against them in the long run.
The "opposition" (by the nature of what it inherently is) -- is basically concerned with the negative. It always is against something, stopping something, blocking something, countering something -- and fundamentally so (it has to be), because the "other side" is in control. This is the function of "the opposition".
The problem with being the "opposition" is that the "wider voting electorate" (that is ... the "majority" of the voters) -- doesn't rally around "negatives" as a long-term focus for a party.
The voting public (at large) must have a positive rallying point (even if there are "negatives" that they have to oppose from time to time) -- for the continuing "control" and "government" of the country. You don't end up having control very long if you're onlly focus is on "opposition" on everything. That puts one in a very hazardous position.
It's important to "break out of that role" of being in the "opposition" and being to rallying the greater voting electorate around "positives" of governing in the long-run.
There's a number of people who are comfortable in the role of being in the opposition, who need to "break out" and become part of a rally to the positive and for "governing" and control. But that will take another completely different set of rules and ways of "talking" and ways of dealing with the media. I think a lot of people aren't too familiar wih it.
And, ya know... that's one thing that is absolutely infectious with Sarah Palin, the politics of the positive and breaking out of being seen as "opposition only"... she does have a way about her that people love to "rally around"... and that's very good for a leader in this country.
LOL....the Marxists now have a new play book. Palin has been through the fire and survived. They got nothing left to hammer her on. The rest of the field will simply be a repeat of what Palin went through and they will all retreat and cower in the shadows. If you allow the media to destroy Palin conservatism dies as a national political movement because the left will simply make any and all conservative candidates pin cushions.
I wish she would display the same socialist warriorship against McCain and Fiorina.
Wow, what she could have been had she have done that! She would be sitting pretty in 2012.
McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Feingold. Think about it.
Yeah. I think she’s the class of the field if she chooses to run. Still. Unless somebody new and really, really impressive gets in, or somebody from the 2008 field really, really steps up his game. I’m not holding my breath for either.
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