Skip to comments.Sarah Palin is not 'committed to running' for president in 2012, White House bid not her 'focus'
Posted on 08/04/2010 8:06:31 AM PDT by pissant
Sarah Palin may be a popular pick for Republicans in 2012, but the former Alaska Gov. is staying cagey on her presidential plans.
"I've never committed to running for president," Palin said on Fox News Sunday. "That's not where my focus is."
Instead, Palin says she is devoting her attention to getting Republicans back in office this fall.
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As always, I plan to give my time and money to the most Conservative, realistic candidate, not waste my time feigning support by creating some phony political party on a blog to boost my own ego.
No stalking horses this time out?
You are comparing Jim Jones to Sarah Palin?
Nope. Just the cultists surrounded them.
Hey Pissant! Is that your birth name or did you acquire it? Sarah Palin is the only prominent Reaganesque candidate the Repubs have. If she doesn’t run, we’re gonna be stuck with a bunch of Romney-like RHINOS. Long live freedom, liberty, limited gov’t, balanced budgets, allegiance to the constitution, border sovereignty, and Judao-christian ethics above all!
I like Sarah a ton, but don’t want her to run. If she does I will support her 10000% volunteerm, campaign, etc etc. I just think the issues we will have to deal with are so bad that I believe we will be saddled with 4 years of media nonsense and constant attacks on her and her family.
For me, I am looking at Thune/Christie ticket to take the marxists out.
Thompson got 3 delegates, and also had far more popular votes than Hunter. Plus, you don’t see the past Thompson supporters pushing him for 2012.
“Thank God - I like Mrs Plains politics for the most part but she is not ready to be POTUS/CinC - I’ve always hoped her ego / intellect was big enough to accept and see this (at the current time). “
Me too. She seems like a nice enough lady and she takes nice positions politically but there doesn’t seem to be much substance behind the rhetoric and I am getting tired of her headline seeking and her trashy family drama. Her quitting on her state didn’t endure her to me either. I know that there is a vocal minority in this country who find her to be the next RWR and the next messiah but I don’t buy in of that. She reminds me more of Obama when it comes to substance than to Reagan.
So you are comparing your fellow Freepers who support a possible Presidential candidate.....to Jim Jones followers who killed themselves and their children on his orders?
She is nothing like Reagan and it does a disservice to his memory to pretend that Palin is in his league.
Lets get over this Palin insanity. She was a boost before but is a drag now at worst, neutral at best. If she doesn’t care by now, why should anyone else.
That’s true. You guys have found another wobbly conservative to support.
No, just the cultists. I’m sure you aren’t one. I think.
“You betcha! “
Tell that to Micheal Reagan, who wrote:
I’ve been trying to convince my fellow conservatives that they have been wasting their time in a fruitless quest for a new Ronald Reagan to emerge and lead our party and our nation. I insisted that we’d never see his like again because he was one of a kind.
I was wrong!
Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he’s a she.
And what a she!
In one blockbuster of a speech, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resurrected my Dad’s indomitable spirit and sent it soaring above the convention center, shooting shock waves through the cynical media’s assigned spaces and electrifying the huge audience with the kind of inspiring rhetoric we haven’t heard since my Dad left the scene.
This was Ronald Reagan at his best — the same Ronald Reagan who made the address known now solely as “The Speech,” which during the Goldwater campaign set the tone and the agenda for the rebirth of the traditional conservative movement that later sent him to the White House for eight years and revived the moribund GOP.
Last night was an extraordinary event. Widely seen beforehand as a make-or-break effort — either an opportunity for Sarah Palin to show that she was the happy warrior that John McCain assured us she was, or a disaster that would dash McCain’s presidential hopes and send her back to Alaska, sadder but wiser.
Obviously un-intimidated by either the savage onslaught to which the left-leaning media had subjected her, or the incredible challenge she faced — and oozing with confidence — she strode defiantly to the podium and proved she was everything and even more than John McCain told us.
Much has been made of the fact that she is a woman. What we saw last night, however, was something much more than a just a woman accomplishing something no Republican woman has ever achieved. What we saw was a red-blooded American with that rare, God-given ability to rally her dispirited fellow Republicans and take up the daunting task of leading them — and all her fellow Americans — on a pilgrimage to that shining city on the hill my father envisioned as our nation’s real destination.
In a few words she managed to rip the mask from the faces of her Democratic rivals and reveal them for what they are — a pair of old-fashioned liberals making promises that cannot be kept without bankrupting the nation and reducing most Americans to the status of mendicants begging for their daily bread at the feet of an all-powerful government.
Most important, by comparing her own stunning record of achievement with his, she showed Barack Obama for the sham that he is, a man without any solid accomplishments beyond conspicuous self-aggrandizement.
Like Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin is one of us. She knows how most of us live because that’s the way she lives. She shares our homespun values and our beliefs, and she glories in her status as a small-town woman who put her shoulder to the wheel and made life better for her neighbors.
Her astonishing rise up from the grass-roots, her total lack of self-importance, and her ordinary American values and modest lifestyle reveal her to be the kind of hard-working, optimistic, ordinary American who made this country the greatest, most powerful nation on the face of the earth.
As hard as you might try, you won’t find that kind of plain-spoken, down-to-earth, self-reliant American in the upper ranks of the liberal-infested, elitist Democratic Party, or in the Obama campaign.
Sarah Palin didn’t go to Harvard, or fiddle around in urban neighborhood leftist activism while engaging in opportunism within the ranks of one of the nation’s most corrupt political machines, never challenging it and going along to get along, like Barack Obama.
Instead she took on the corrupt establishment in Alaska and beat it, rising to the governorship while bringing reforms to every level of government she served in on her way up the ladder.
Welcome back, Dad, even if you’re wearing a dress and bearing children this time around.
Pissant, taking your advice on politics would be like taking Jeffrey Dahlmer's advice on fine dining.
“Thompson got 3 delegates, and also had far more popular votes than Hunter. Plus, you dont see the past Thompson supporters pushing him for 2012.”
That’s because most Thompson supporters have figured out he was there for one reason...to get McCain the nomination.
” think Sarah Palin would be a great RNC head.”
I agree too. Steele has to go.
Sarah Palin is a nice person but far too shallow. She has some kooky sound bites and says allot of what SHOULD be said but we need a competent person to RUN the government and she is not it. Thankfully her family seems to be getting under control ... I hope she keeps running aroun trashing Obama and liberals - she’s good at that and we should leave it at that.
Spare me the revisionist nonsense. 2008 was a weak GOP field all around, but McCain won largely because Rudy fell in Florida and McCain cleaned up in New Jersey and New York which Rudy had gotten rigged to help him.
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