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Sarah Palin Presidential Run: Will She Run for Office?
International Business Times ^ | August 18, 2011

Posted on 08/18/2011 6:22:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former George W. Bush chief of staff Karl Rove has been an influential GOP strategist for decades.

When Rove speaks, many Republicans listen. So when the outspoken campaign manager spoke up about Paul Ryan or Chris Christie joining the race to become the GOP nominee for the 2012 presidential election, his hint about another potential candidate entering the field also raised eyebrows.

"And I also think looking at the schedule of Sarah Palin after Labor Day that she's got a campaign style schedule post-Labor Day that's either going to accentuate her celebrity hood or lay the predicate for running for president," Rove said.

Palin has been mum about a possible run, though she has a solid base of supporters. Some political experts believe her candidacy may hinge on the success of Michele Bachmann, the only female candidate in the GOP field. Bachmann won the recent Iowa straw poll, but with the addition of Texas Governor Rick Perry, it's possible Bachmann's popularity might fade.

Should Bachman not poll well in the coming weeks, Palin may throw her hat into the race. It's also possible Palin may run no matter how well Bachmann is doing.

The big difference between Palin and Bachmann is immigration policy, a hot topic going into the 2012 Election. Palin has spoken about granting legal amnesty while Bachmann has been strongly opposed to mass legalization.

Palin is well-liked amongst Republicans. Research in June by Public Policy Polling showed 62 percent of Republicans giving Palin a favorable rating.

It's possible the former Alaska governor could be waiting for more candidates to join the race, since a crowded field could strengthen her chances of winning primaries. Palin has strong name recognition, and also has a decent foothold in the Tea Party movement.

In a March Pew Research poll, of those who agreed with the Tea Party movement, 24 percent had Mitt Romney as their first-choice candidate, while 19 percent chose Mike Huckabee, a candidate who won't be running. Palin was at a respectable 12 percent, below experienced candidates Newt Gingrich at 15 percent and Ron Paul at 13 percent. For Palin, a 12 percent showing, is a solid showing amongst a key GOP voter block.

In the same poll, Republican voters showed they cared more about electability over ideology when it comes to picking their candidates -- a similar sentiment to liberals in 2004 when the Democrats tried to unseat Bush. The poll showed 56 percent of conservative voters prefer the candidate with the best chance of beating Obama, compared to 31 percent who would prefer the candidate with conservative positions on every issue.

Those numbers may work against Palin. Top-tier candidates like Romney are less polarizing than the former vice-presidential candidate and would likely fair better in a general election. However, Palin seems to challenge conventional political wisdom, as evident with her abandoning her term as governor. She may run in spite of poll numbers and public sentiment.

So will she run make the big leap?

One piece of evidence says she will. Palin named George Washington as her favorite founding father because of his reluctance to serve at President but still serving as form of answering the call of duty. Her long delay in announcing her candidacy might be her way of showing that running for president is for the good of the country and not for her own personal gain.

Palin recently seemed to describe herself when discussing the ideal presidential candidate.

"That candidate's not fearing so much what the interpretation is going to be when it comes to the comments and positions you are articulating, but just speaking from the heart, saying, 'Here's how I think we can turn the economy around, and here's what I've done in the past to show you truly a foundation of where my beliefs come from of what works in a small town, in a state, in a big industry like oil and gas - what it is that can be done to turn the economy around,'" Palin said.


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bachmann; backstabberrove; obama; palin; polls; rove4romney; sarahpalin; stinkslikemitt; tokyorove
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I'm ready to help her as soon as she declares.
1 posted on 08/18/2011 6:22:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unlikely; she’s better positioned as a kingmaker for somebody else.


2 posted on 08/18/2011 6:23:36 PM PDT by HerbieHoover
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To: HerbieHoover

Very likely. She’s following the Ronald Reagan model.


3 posted on 08/18/2011 6:25:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: HerbieHoover

Very likely. She’s following the Ronald Reagan model.


4 posted on 08/18/2011 6:26:01 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: HerbieHoover
According to her today that somebody else isn't on the scene yet.
5 posted on 08/18/2011 6:26:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: HerbieHoover

Is that what the thinking is in Chicago?


6 posted on 08/18/2011 6:27:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope Sarah Palin runs. Seriously, I do.

Just the thought of her and Rick Perry in the same race giving the media one heart attack after another just puts this huge smile on my face.


7 posted on 08/18/2011 6:27:51 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: HerbieHoover

So, someone can be a “kingmaker” but not be one themselves? That makes absolutely no sense.


8 posted on 08/18/2011 6:29:50 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“lay the predicate”. Huh?


9 posted on 08/18/2011 6:31:34 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: usconservative
"Just the thought of her and Rick Perry in the same race giving the media one heart attack after another just puts this huge smile on my face."

Thanks for making me smile after a crappy day!

10 posted on 08/18/2011 6:32:37 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On Hannity’s radio show a couple of days ago, he asked Rove to talk about the various Republican candidates and possible candidates. All he said about Palin is that her running would be a terrible thing. Hannity asked him why. He ignored the question. Hannity didn’t ask him again.

Wonder where Rove would fit into a Palin administration.


11 posted on 08/18/2011 6:33:16 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Rove is like our Texas drought clouds - all puff, no rain.


12 posted on 08/18/2011 6:34:56 PM PDT by Shugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I gotta hand it to Sarah’s supporters. They won’t take no for an answer.


13 posted on 08/18/2011 6:39:39 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: HerbieHoover

I think the Governor who was our last vice Presidential candidate, and the biggest single individual in the historical 2010 national victory, is better suited to become the front running Presidential candidate.


14 posted on 08/18/2011 6:39:48 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: NoGrayZone
Thanks for making me smile after a crappy day!

No problem! You know, I'm just paying it forward. Someone else just made me laugh out loud ... hard on another thread so I figure I'll pass one along.

The election's a long way off, alot of sh*t to get through until then and every once in awhile we need to laugh.

Tag, you're it. Now go pay it forward for someone else.

cheers!

15 posted on 08/18/2011 6:41:26 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Brilliant

Did you see the Megyn Kelly interview today?


16 posted on 08/18/2011 6:41:34 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: NoGrayZone

Kingmaker = code for ‘endorse Perry’. LOL.


17 posted on 08/18/2011 6:42:18 PM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: HerbieHoover

I am curious about the “amnesty” policy the column attributes to Palin, and how that holds up among her supporters?


18 posted on 08/18/2011 6:42:18 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick. Perry/Rubio '12)
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To: Brilliant

Sarah will endorse Perry before mid September


19 posted on 08/18/2011 6:43:14 PM PDT by hope
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know if she will or not. I didn’t think so but their are some things that make me think she might...she plans to announce in September (Probably after Barry anounces his “jobs plan”) also I looked it up and the website SarahPalin.com has been taken and looks like a placeholder. So she may run......


20 posted on 08/18/2011 6:43:14 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: hope

Did you see the Megyn Kelly interview today?


21 posted on 08/18/2011 6:44:29 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes


22 posted on 08/18/2011 6:45:23 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: gov_bean_ counter

No


23 posted on 08/18/2011 6:46:39 PM PDT by hope
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To: jakerobins

Probably due to trademark deal


24 posted on 08/18/2011 6:48:08 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I believe she is running

Of course I also want to believe

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25 posted on 08/18/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: hope

No. Sarah Palin will not run for President unless Michelle Bachmann falters.


26 posted on 08/18/2011 6:48:16 PM PDT by CGalen
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To: rintense

Hahaha, yeah, that’s going to happen, lol.


27 posted on 08/18/2011 6:48:57 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: hope

Perry will have dropped out of the race by mid September.
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28 posted on 08/18/2011 6:50:09 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: hope

She said there ts no one in this field who who would keep her from entering and on one she would endorse.


29 posted on 08/18/2011 6:52:26 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: CGalen

I don’t think she will run this time around regardless. I do love that Sarah is keeping everyone in the dark though. Sarah is one smart women.


30 posted on 08/18/2011 6:52:42 PM PDT by hope
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To: CGalen

Bachmann is not a factor for any other candidate.

Her stumbling is reaching an everyday frequency level.

$2 gas and “Happy Birthday Elvis” etc along with her financial shape, are quite comforting for the rest.


31 posted on 08/18/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: RitaOK

I have placed a comment at the IBT stating they were incorrect and offering this:
per: http://www.organize4palin.com/immigration/

Immigration“Let’s respect the hardworking, accomplished legal immigrants who sacrificed much, contributed selflessly, and helped build America into the greatest melting pot on earth! We need to understand the importance of America’s fair immigration laws.” -Facebook post(5/16/2010)

•Supportive of Arizona’s immigration law– first to stand with Governor Brewer “Secure the Border” effort
•Supports sending troops to the U.S. Mexico border and completion of a fence to secure America’s southern border
•Opposed to amnesty for illegal immigrants
•Opposed to the DREAM act
•Opposes boycotts of states who implement state immigration laws
•Supportive of legal immigration
•For more, see here:
•America Apology Tour Continues
•Mr. President, do your job. Secure our border
•Hey Girls, Play Ball
•An Open Letter to Republican Freshmen
•VIDEO: Governor Palin on the DREAM ACT
•VIDEO: How would a President Palin solve the illegal immigration crisis?


32 posted on 08/18/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: usconservative

Does this count?....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2765819/posts?page=10#10

Or this?.....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2765820/posts?page=11#11


33 posted on 08/18/2011 6:54:52 PM PDT by NoGrayZone ("Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being beheaded." Andrew Klavan of PJTV)
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To: editor-surveyor

Wishful thinking. Perry will have big donor $$ and party backing. Sarah will endorse and he will be the nominee.


34 posted on 08/18/2011 6:55:21 PM PDT by hope
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To: RitaOK

>> “...and how that holds up among her supporters?” <<

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Palin supporters are not as stupid as Perry and Romney supporters.


35 posted on 08/18/2011 6:56:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: hope

Not, they’re working together as a team. Perry is just blocking for her right now by taking the heat.


36 posted on 08/18/2011 6:58:09 PM PDT by 38special (For real...)
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To: Elle Bee

Mark Levin “lay down a marker” today at the opening of his program. Said he had no inside info be believes, now, that she is going to run.


37 posted on 08/18/2011 6:58:48 PM PDT by GlockLady (Right is right even if nobody else is doing it. Wrong is wrong even if everyone else is doing it.)
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To: hope

Seriously, Perry is on the way out.


38 posted on 08/18/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: 38special

Nope. Although I wish..its not gonna play out that way.Americans want a strong alpha personality even though Sarah can fit the bill, they will lean towards a strong male to rid us of the wusses.


39 posted on 08/18/2011 7:05:08 PM PDT by hope
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To: editor-surveyor

Mid Sept? Wanna put some money on that?


40 posted on 08/18/2011 7:09:12 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: hope

We’ll see...


41 posted on 08/18/2011 7:10:13 PM PDT by 38special (For real...)
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To: hope

As a Texan I read Palin as having much more real inner strength than Rick Perry.

Perry is a little overly theatrical in his overt swaggering performances, it is a far cry from his days as a college cheerleader. Perry is almost like LBJ in playing theatrical, manly, Texas politician.


42 posted on 08/18/2011 7:11:27 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: NELSON111

The little baby is already crying about how nasty Obama was to him. He hasn’t seen a tenth of the level of attack that Palin gets.

By labor day he’ll be spending more time with his shrink than on the trail.


43 posted on 08/18/2011 7:14:17 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: RitaOK
I think the author is referring to her statements during the 2008 campaign. Vice-Presidential candidates mimic what the Presidential candidate says on the issues.
44 posted on 08/18/2011 7:16:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: hope; 38special

>> “Americans want a strong alpha personality” <<

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Then how’d Obama get in there?

He’s got a feminine passive agressive personality.


45 posted on 08/18/2011 7:17:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: 38special; hope
Not, they’re working together as a team. Perry is just blocking for her right now by taking the heat.

Agree with this.

46 posted on 08/18/2011 7:22:20 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: editor-surveyor
Palin supporters are not as stupid as Perry and Romney supporters.

Talk like that really helps Palin. /s

47 posted on 08/18/2011 7:23:57 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Only crickets from the Left on their own racism, misogyny.)
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To: ansel12; hope

>> “...playing theatrical, manly, Texas politician” <<

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Yes, playing is the word. His vituperative behavior during the Gardasil fiasco was like that of an unattractive lesbian in a middle management position, not a big, manly Texas Governor.


48 posted on 08/18/2011 7:24:19 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: frposty

Cleaning the toilet in her office would be too good a job for a-hole Rove.


49 posted on 08/18/2011 7:24:47 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: GlockLady

She will not back Perry he is too sleazy for her.


50 posted on 08/18/2011 7:24:47 PM PDT by magna carta
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