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Do you think Sarah Palin will run for President?
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Posted on 08/14/2011 3:09:33 PM PDT by MaxCUA

Do you think Sarah Palin will run for President?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: gop; notrunning; palin; palin2012; sarah; sarahpalin; smellthefear
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1 posted on 08/14/2011 3:09:37 PM PDT by MaxCUA
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To: MaxCUA

Looks evenly split.

But this is just people predicting.


2 posted on 08/14/2011 3:12:28 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: MaxCUA

Do not care as we have our nominee, Governor Rick Perry.


3 posted on 08/14/2011 3:12:50 PM PDT by jla
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To: MaxCUA

I predict no - but I’ve been wrong before.


4 posted on 08/14/2011 3:13:45 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Of course she is running.


5 posted on 08/14/2011 3:15:17 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: MaxCUA; Virginia Ridgerunner; Clyde5445; RedMDer; trisham; Bigtigermike; Lakeshark; ...
If you like polls, this is the WSJ poll with a direct link....of course she's running, but don't waste your time on the "hope-she-don't-doubters"...ROTFL!

GAME ON!


Sarah Palin's Ping List!


6 posted on 08/14/2011 3:16:26 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: jla
I'll second that.

Perry/Rubio 2012 (with a zealous endorsement from Palin)
7 posted on 08/14/2011 3:17:38 PM PDT by DRey
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To: jla

LOL. Then why are you bothering to post on this thread?


8 posted on 08/14/2011 3:17:57 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: MaxCUA

Don’t know, but I’m tired of the speculation and the rah rah ‘of course she will run she is just to brilliant to announce yet’ from a few people here.

I would like to see her run, and I would support her if she did, in spite of some wackos here, but I won’t treat her like a candidate until (if) she acutally announces and then I will put her under the same scrutiny I do all other candidates on the issues.

I really like Palin, but I also do not see her as God’s gift to American politics.


9 posted on 08/14/2011 3:18:23 PM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: jla
Do not care as we have our nominee, Governor Rick Perry.

You may have yours, but the GOP won't have theirs until Sarah jumps in!
10 posted on 08/14/2011 3:20:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: onyx
> ...of course she's running,...

Yep!!! Wild bear, woods, etc. :)

11 posted on 08/14/2011 3:21:04 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: MaxCUA

Boy, some of the dumb arse comments...you can tell there are a whole bunch of commie thugs commenting...


12 posted on 08/14/2011 3:22:56 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: jla
Do not care as we have our nominee, Governor Rick Perry.

Just like in 2000 when nobody vetted that Compassionate Conservative guy.

13 posted on 08/14/2011 3:24:38 PM PDT by McGruff (a Sarah Palin supporter and proud of it.)
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To: reaganaut

Well stated, FRiend.

I like Palin too, but the worshipful stuff among some has gone over the top.

And I’ve noticed that it’s turning some people off of her.


14 posted on 08/14/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: MaxCUA

Nope. Have heard that Huckeybee likely ha$ $en$ible rea$on$ for $taying with Fox and not running. I’m guessing that $arah’$ in a $omewhat $imilar $ituation.


15 posted on 08/14/2011 3:26:53 PM PDT by flowerplough (Pelosi on Republicans: "They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, ...")
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To: MaxCUA

If she wasn’t going to run, then.....why release all her 24,000 email from her governorship days? Why show up in Iowa on the day straw poll is to be taken from Republican Presidential nominees? Why engage in a One Nation Bus Tour from town to town talking about a Constitutional America? None of these things nets her anything, no gains at all, UNLESS she’s going to run.

Sarah Palin knows full well she’s an outsider. The Establishment Republicans definitely don’t want her; a lot of the Republican Money Baggers don’t want her either. But it’s she and Bachmann who are the crowd drawers. Mitt Romney would be a disastrous nominee, and a Obama reelection would be assured if he got the nomination. And Rick Perry - as we will see in the weeks ahead - is going to pose a few problems of his own, regarding Conservatism. Sarah Palin is smart, and she knows what is stacked against her to win the nomination. I assume that same intelligence has shown her exactly how to fund her run. She’s going to need every single committed Conservative to back her unrelentingly if she’s to succeed. She’s the only one with the courage to stand up for pure Conservatism who also has held an Executive Government position, unlike Bachmann. Sarah is the best choice. I think she will run. And if she does, I’m in for her.


16 posted on 08/14/2011 3:27:06 PM PDT by antonico
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To: onyx

I also predict no, and I agree with the WSJ poster who said that......

“Palin would be splitting the vote because Bachman and Palin both appeal to the same social conservative demographic”.


17 posted on 08/14/2011 3:27:44 PM PDT by CGalen
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To: MaxCUA

Yes!


18 posted on 08/14/2011 3:28:56 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (Write In Sarah Palin)
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To: onyx

Because Perry supporters are the worst.


19 posted on 08/14/2011 3:30:06 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: DRey

Perry/Rubio 2012


This is probably the only way I would vote for Perry. Or Perry/Palin for that matter.

The BEST ticket will be Palin/Rubio, though. :-)

There’s always hope. And I’ve got a whole lot of it!


20 posted on 08/14/2011 3:31:18 PM PDT by lawley
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To: MaxCUA
I absolutely love this! From the vaunted WSJ no less!!!

Mrs. Palin is remaining quiet....she is waiting....she knows her battle plan....she knows her timing.....she is learning....studying the opposition....guarding the "cubs"....waiting quietly with an occasional "roar" (like the comments at the Iowa State Fair).....reconnoitering the challengers from within and the enemY from without.....studying weaknesses....building and conserving her strength....endlessly practicing....reading...honing her skills.....waiting.....waiting.....

This war has not yet begun. What has been seen of the other candidates to date has been nothing but minor and irrelevant skirmishing.

It is a very very long way to next November. There is no need to rush. In her mind's eye, Mrs. Palin smiles knowingly and remembers the words of Napolean, "Never interupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." and General Patton, "Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like crap through a goose; like shit through a tin horn!"

Patience.....patience....

Wait for it!

And keep the faith....

21 posted on 08/14/2011 3:31:26 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: antonico

Perry would be more disastrous than Romney. Of the group that’s clearly not tea party.

Perry would have a lot of trouble getting any votes north of the ohio river, north of the mason dixon line.


22 posted on 08/14/2011 3:32:50 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: truthfreedom

Perry?

Egad!


23 posted on 08/14/2011 3:33:05 PM PDT by lawley
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To: MaxCUA

She is already running... she will announce in September.


24 posted on 08/14/2011 3:34:10 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: American Dream 246
Palin is running for the $$$.
25 posted on 08/14/2011 3:34:19 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: McGruff

Both Karl Rove Candidates.

Both Fake Conservatives.

Do Not Want.


26 posted on 08/14/2011 3:34:32 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: MaxCUA

The old will she?, won’t she? attack.

Anyone who brings this up is a groupthink soldier hoping to paint Palin as indecisive.

Unfortunately in this formum, it is the siren of a fool.


27 posted on 08/14/2011 3:35:21 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: reaganaut

“I really like Palin, but I also do not see her as God’s gift to American politics.”


Totally agree with you. But I do think she’s the best we’ve got —— for our country, especially now.


28 posted on 08/14/2011 3:37:39 PM PDT by lawley
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To: MaxCUA

Of course she is running.

She’ll announce around Labor Day.

We need a leader, and she is it.


29 posted on 08/14/2011 3:37:54 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Eddie01

Palin said herself on Hannity that she’s still considering a run. I take her at her word. And I hope.


30 posted on 08/14/2011 3:38:52 PM PDT by lawley
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To: Allegra

The vast majority of the voters are not paying attention now. I am 98% she will run.

I do think I understand the strategy she is using, as it has been posted elsewhere on the Internet and it does make sense to not get in quite so soon. No I will not post it here. Trust me or keep reading up on Sarah. Other Palinistas may say strategy is brilliant. I don’t know. But it is very reasonable. I guess if she wins the nomination it will be brilliant LOL. If not, blame the strategy.


31 posted on 08/14/2011 3:39:09 PM PDT by Piers-the-Ploughman (Just say no to circular firing squads.)
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To: jla

“....we have our nominee......”

“We”... LOL What do you have in your pocket? There is no we and there is no nominee.

However, Palin is running, she will formally announce, soon, and I plan to vote for her and then watch her win the presidency.

President Palin... get used to the idea... you will like it.


32 posted on 08/14/2011 3:40:48 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: dayglored; JoeProBono; Berlin_Freeper; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Brices Crossroads; ...
Yep!!! Wild bear, woods, etc. :)

This beautiful graphic is by JoeProBono which he just now posted on the FReepathon thread! TIMELY!!!



DONATE TO FR


Whithering? Out in the weeds?

SHE'S BLOOMING, RESTED AND READY TO RUN AND SHE'S PICKED THE TIME FOR HER OWN ANNOUNCEMENT!


33 posted on 08/14/2011 3:40:52 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: truthfreedom

Pretty sure Perry would have trouble gathering votes even in TX.


34 posted on 08/14/2011 3:41:19 PM PDT by lawley
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To: MaxCUA

No. I don’t know why. I like her and would vote for her (although I don’t think she is the Savior Of The Universe, which appears to be the opinion of many here), but for some reason, I don’t think she’ll run.


35 posted on 08/14/2011 3:41:30 PM PDT by livius
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To: CGalen
I also predict no, and I agree with the WSJ poster who said that......

“Palin would be splitting the vote because Bachman and Palin both appeal to the same social conservative demographic”.

Why would Palin be the vote splitter? Because Bachmann got into the race *early*?

Bachmann has no claim on voters and no guarantee that Palin supporters would support her were Palin not a consideration.


36 posted on 08/14/2011 3:47:16 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: dynachrome

*ping* Will Palin run for President? Poll to FReep.


37 posted on 08/14/2011 3:47:56 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Allegra

“I like Palin too, but the worshipful stuff among some has gone over the top.

And I’ve noticed that it’s turning some people off of her.”


Yeah, well not enough (people).

As a Palin supporter, just want to make clear that I do not in any way WORSHIP her. I admire, respect her leadership skills, and recognize that our country NEEDS her.


38 posted on 08/14/2011 3:48:57 PM PDT by lawley
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To: MaxCUA
Palin/McCotter 2012

Rep. McCotter Ponders 2012 Presidential Run
Wall Street Journal ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Weisman

McCotter: Dems support shutting down govt for more spending (4.7.2011)

Gutfeld: Why Thaddeus McCotter Should Run for President (4.22.2011)

Thaddeus McCotter, guitar hero and 2012 dark horse: A Michigan star rises in Washington

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39 posted on 08/14/2011 3:49:07 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: CGalen

“Palin would be splitting the vote....”

LOL.... Isn’t that how it works? LOL

Palin has just as much right to run as Bachmann and a Palin can actually beat Obama.

But, if you’re worried about the vote split, convince Bachmann-Rollins to drop out of the race, now.


40 posted on 08/14/2011 3:49:53 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman
I do think I understand the strategy she is using, as it has been posted elsewhere on the Internet and it does make sense to not get in quite so soon.

Steady, Hold, Hold, Hold, Hold, NOW!

LMAO The Braveheart Strategy !!!

41 posted on 08/14/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: livius
I go with the rumor that has been around for months: if Perry decides to run, Palin will decide not to. Here are my picks, in order:

Palin
Perry
Bachmann
Cain
Gingrich
Santorum
Paul
My dead dog Daisy
Romney
Huntsman
Johnson
McCotter

Anyone from Daisy and above would beat Obama in 2012.

42 posted on 08/14/2011 3:52:04 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: flowerplough

I think you $aid it right.


43 posted on 08/14/2011 3:52:10 PM PDT by BBell
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To: Gator113

“President Palin... get used to the idea... you will like it.”


I LOVE the idea! Don’t worship it, but I LOVE it!
;=)


44 posted on 08/14/2011 3:52:16 PM PDT by lawley
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To: Piers-the-Ploughman
Trust me or keep reading up on Sarah.

I've read plenty about Gov. Palin and plenty written by her as well.

I'll trust my own judgment, thanks.

I have not wagered a guess as to whether she'll run or not and if she does and gets the nomination, she'll have my vote.

My post was about so many of her supporters taking an obsessive, almost worshipful stance.

Kind of like the Paulbots do.

That turns people off and it isn't doing Gov. palin any favors.

45 posted on 08/14/2011 3:52:52 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: MaxCUA; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; AmericaUnite; ...
Thanks to Leapfrog for da ping! Have at it!

FREEP THIS POLL ***PING!*** FRmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Fearless Poll-Freeping Freepers Ping list. And be sure to ping me to any polls that need Freepin', if I miss them. (looks like a medium volume list) (gordongekko909, founder of the pinglist, stays on the list until his ghost signs up for the list)

46 posted on 08/14/2011 3:53:33 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: jla
"Do not care as we have our nominee, Governor Rick Perry."


Do not discount the influence of outside forces: http://www.primariesforpalin.com/

"This is an independent site, not affiliated with any political organizations, run by a few left-leaning independents and moderates with the intent of nominating Sarah Palin as the GOP’s presidential representative, which would ensure Obama’s reelection in 2012.

How? By informing and encouraging Democrats and moderates in open primary states (and in some cases, closed primary states, by changing party affiliation) to vote for her. As Obama will face no serious challenges to being the Democratic nominee in 2012, it is better to influence who will be his opponent.
"
47 posted on 08/14/2011 3:53:38 PM PDT by rob777
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To: CGalen; onyx
I also predict no, and I agree with the WSJ poster who said that......

“Palin would be splitting the vote because Bachman and Palin both appeal to the same social conservative demographic”.


Except that Palin has already made in clear in an interview that she does not believe the right people are in the race.
48 posted on 08/14/2011 3:53:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: exit82

I would not have said this a couple months ago, but I am not so sure I would want her jumping in in September. Tell me where I’m wrong (in a nice way because I originally would have been just fine with a Palin / Perry ticket or Palin / someone else ticket if Perry didn’t run, or something like that), but I just don’t see where it is helpful to wait until the companies and businesses and larger donors, and yea, even us little people, all get set up, at peace with, and settled in with a candidate and then to think she will just yank them away from those they have already committed to, whoever that may be. Again, please feel free to let me know if that is the way it goes. From my un-trained political eye, it just doesn’t seem like it would work for her so late in the money... and even “heart-giving” game.

If she acts quickly though, and I mean real quickly, she might find an opening still.

For all the teasing and toying I feel like Sarah Palin has been doing with us all, and especially if we CONTINUE to be teased and toyed with, and for the fact that I do really like Rick Perry, I think I’ll just stick with Rick Perry now.


49 posted on 08/14/2011 3:55:23 PM PDT by casinva (Congrats to Rick Santorum for a great showing in Iowa!)
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To: rob777; jla
How? By informing and encouraging Democrats and moderates in open primary states (and in some cases, closed primary states, by changing party affiliation) to vote for her. As Obama will face no serious challenges to being the Democratic nominee in 2012, it is better to influence who will be his opponent."

And Carter's people were salivating for the very same reasons for Reagan to run as well.
50 posted on 08/14/2011 3:57:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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