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How does Sarah Palin connect so well with her crowds?
Investors Business Daily ^ | Monday February 13, 2012 | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 02/13/2012 7:33:45 AM PST by Bigtigermike

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.

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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 and beyond if united. It's empowering and invigorating, no longer burdened by the attacks of enemies, she need play no defense. The audience hears that she knows them and eagerly becomes hers. To criticize Sarah is to criticize them.

P.S. After his CPAC speech, Santorum and clan walked off the stage. After theirs, Romney and Gingrich stepped down to shake hands with front-row members for a few minutes. Good moves.

After hers, Palin got a standing ovation. She waved for two minutes then plunged into the audience. Moving slowly like a mini-mob from one side of the vast ballroom to the other to accommodate the waves of well-wishers with hands outstretched and cellphones poised. Some sections spontaneously sang 'Happy Birthday' for her. And she was thrilled every time.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; conservatives; cpac; cpac2012; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin

1 posted on 02/13/2012 7:33:48 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
After mocking Obama's "WTF," she almost whispered "and I'm the idiot."

Sarah knows what's going on, for sure.

2 posted on 02/13/2012 7:40:29 AM PST by eCSMaster (Excommunicate evildoers)
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To: Bigtigermike

She’s brighter than the Obamaloon.

Way brighter.

She managed to actually learn things in college, while the loon managed to refine his drug taking techniques, mine the minority quota system, and generally prove that he’s a vapid dork.


3 posted on 02/13/2012 7:40:52 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Bigtigermike

Because she is real. She represents what America was meant.

Man, I hope for a brokered convention and put her on the ticket. We are so screwed. My guy Newt looks like he is flaming away. Sweater’s is not a motivator. He will be crushed by Obama. Mitten’s, well, enough said.


4 posted on 02/13/2012 7:41:27 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Because she is a conservative American citizen, rather than some country club lawyer or career political hack.

She speaks the plain truth, and she speaks it for America.


5 posted on 02/13/2012 7:44:34 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This could not be easier:

SHE BELIEVES WHAT SHE SAYS!


6 posted on 02/13/2012 7:45:11 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Bigtigermike

Because every time some elitist snob rips her for having a hokey accent we smile and start listening even more closely.


7 posted on 02/13/2012 7:50:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bigtigermike
The media has made fun of her because she's not Ivy League. They think it's embarassing that she talks just like anybody you'd meet in the street. She has a regional accent. She's not "nuanced" the way they want her to be. She's blunt. And she takes this country seriously.

The media finds her laughable for all of these reasons, and the American people find her to be refreshing and wonderful for these same reasons.

8 posted on 02/13/2012 7:53:14 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Plainly and simply, I love that Lady.


9 posted on 02/13/2012 7:53:28 AM PST by BilLies ( (ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hates your Traditional American guts!))
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To: Bigtigermike
It helps that she doesn't need a Berlitz phrasebook to speak to CPAC.

"I will not buy this socialized medicine, it is scratched."

10 posted on 02/13/2012 7:56:06 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wht’s funny is how Jeb Bush is being mentioned as the savior of a brokered convention, but never Palin. Whole articles mention lists of future contenders but her name will not come up. Tres bizarre.


11 posted on 02/13/2012 8:03:38 AM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: SoConPubbie

SHE BELIEVES WHAT SHE SAYS!

She would do what she says and that scares many folks on both sides of the aisle. After watching her interact with folks for almost 2 hours after her Iowa speech I knew she would be a force to be reckoned with. LIfe is not all about her, she is here to serve the folks and whatever capacity she can. I do not ever see her being President because I do not think she will get in the way of a Marco Rubio run. No one connects more to a crowd both on and off the stage than this gifted woman.


12 posted on 02/13/2012 8:03:40 AM PST by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Tres architected. CPAC’s failure to have listed her—even as Veep—is just as bizarre as anything going on in the MSM. And Fox must feel that because it’s given her a platform (yeah, they’re real generous!) it needn’t oblige viewers to consider her a viable candidate.


13 posted on 02/13/2012 8:12:45 AM PST by Mach9
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To: vicar7

Unless Congress changes the requirements for president, Rubio’s got no shot. I like the kid, but he’s no Palin.


14 posted on 02/13/2012 8:14:35 AM PST by Mach9
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To: vicar7

Why do we keep mentioning Marco Rubio when he doesn’t meet the natural born citizen requirements that we demand from Obama?


15 posted on 02/13/2012 8:18:40 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: eCSMaster

It wasn’t a whisper, I heard it clearly. There are no idiots here. Palin knows what she stands for, and Obama knows what he stands for. Leftists aren’t idiots, they are thugs, pure and simple. They are willing to take free people and squash their God-given rights for their own good. Of course, as many have pointed out before, they come out of the democratic process, therefore they can’t claim a mantle of superiority, unless the people themselves are smart. But if that’s the case, why do the people smart enough to elect a leader smart enough to direct their lives successfully need that person at all? Obama proves that people can elect inferior leaders, and therefore the harm can only be mitigated by not allowing them the authority to bring sweeping misguided change that far outweighs any possible harm an individual could accomplish left to his or her own devices.

Good policy begats bad policy.

The only thing wrong with Democracy is that it never gives us a choice.

Voting is dangerous.

I could go on and on, but I’m sure you understand.


16 posted on 02/13/2012 8:19:33 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Let this notion filter up as a masterstroke of stagecraft that needs to be done. Sarah P. should carefully step from behind her next podium and softly lay each teleprompter mirror to the floor. She never uses them, doesn’t need them, so she should make it crystal clear that Obama cannot do what he does without them.


17 posted on 02/13/2012 8:23:49 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: KarlInOhio

My hovercraft is full of eels.


18 posted on 02/13/2012 8:28:07 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (You cannot fix stupid. Not even with JB Weld.)
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To: Bigtigermike

She calls it as she sees it and I call that speaking TRUTH. Yeah, a Christian church-going mom speaks truth and not bothered with those who would put an alinksy on their speech - that tactic is from the pit.


19 posted on 02/13/2012 8:40:37 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: DaxtonBrown
‘Wht’s funny is how Jeb Bush is being mentioned ‘

And it will be a real hoot to watch the faces of the GOP-E when Sarah Palin addresses the Republican Convention.
The Republican Convention might nominate her by acclimation.
TWB

20 posted on 02/13/2012 8:40:55 AM PST by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: Bigtigermike
Palin doesn't speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them

Right. She is one of us, the average American that has common sense and it registers. She is a saint from heaven.

21 posted on 02/13/2012 8:47:06 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Bigtigermike

Ever wonder why recorded voices on the phone, in cars heck, even in fighter jets(ex. “Bingo fuel’’, fuel is running low) are female? Because female voices command attention and when Sarah speaks, people listen. She intelligent and knows how to work a crowd and get her point across without a telepromter.


22 posted on 02/13/2012 8:54:43 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: KarlInOhio

“Please fondle my bum’’.


23 posted on 02/13/2012 8:56:34 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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24 posted on 02/13/2012 9:08:13 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: scripter

Read later.


25 posted on 02/13/2012 9:09:05 AM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: b9; bboop; Berlin_Freeper; Bikkuri; Brent Calvert 03969-030; BuckeyeTexan; bushpilot1; ...


"We'll keep our God, our guns, our Constitution!"

26 posted on 02/13/2012 9:14:58 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
instinctively Palin doesn't speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them.

She sure does.

27 posted on 02/13/2012 9:23:21 AM PST by b9 (NEWT is SUBSTANCE. The others are talking points)
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx
instinctively Palin doesn't speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them.

http://ruhulblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/applause.gif?w=311

28 posted on 02/13/2012 9:33:33 AM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: KC_Lion; b9

Yes!


29 posted on 02/13/2012 9:35:51 AM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Bigtigermike
***Instead, instinctively Palin doesn't speak at or to audiences. She speaks for them.***

Yep - that's it in a nutshell. Not much else needed to be said.

This is one reason IBD is an up and coming publication; they consistently get it whereas most others, including the WSJ, don't. The other reason, incidentally, is you can actually make money with IBD. The others you just read about other people making money, the way I see it.

30 posted on 02/13/2012 9:40:27 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: HMS Surprise

I was thinking on this the other day. One hugely effective bit of stagecraft is to simply step away from the lectern.

Pick up the microphone, step to one side and you are saying “Lets not have things seperating us. I don’t need notes, and have no desire to be seperated from you, the people.”


31 posted on 02/13/2012 9:47:17 AM PST by EnglishCon (Gingrich/Santorum 2012.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The media has made fun of her because she's not Ivy League.

Of the three front-runners, only Mitt is Ivy League (Harvard, MBA, JD), which may contribute to why the Establishment like him.

32 posted on 02/13/2012 9:53:00 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah speaks truth to the powerless...


33 posted on 02/13/2012 11:05:59 AM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Aria

But, but, but, Mark Levin say he is fully qualified.

I think the Great One is wrong on this issue, and I think he is wrong for not lending a hand to those that are fighting the one who is ineligible. A fact that even a non lawyer type can see, even those with only half a brain.

To be fair not one talking head will touch this issue, leaving the question, why not, open to many interpretations, lazy, unwilling, stupid, under duress, or complicit. Take your pick. I believe McCain did not bring it up because his own NBC status may not stand up in a Supreme Court test.

We the surfs will never know the real truth.


34 posted on 02/13/2012 11:15:47 AM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: Bigtigermike

It looked like she finally has bodyguards. Thank goodness.


35 posted on 02/13/2012 12:35:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: itsahoot

Call me a birther if you wish, even though I find it more likely than not that he was born in Hawaii. One thing I know for certain about this issue is that the so-called BC that is currently on the White House website in pdf, is an absolute fraud. I talked to my son about it a few nights ago, and was surprised that he had never heard of this particular aspect. He screamed, “Birther!” So I made him a bet. In five minutes he was convinced. I didn’t take much because he very computer savvy. Only people unfamiliar with the basics of Adobe software could come away from even a cursory examination of the BC and remain skeptical. All else is debatable, the White House BC pdf is NOT debatable. It is a fraud.


36 posted on 02/13/2012 12:35:46 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: itsahoot

A freeper has an interesting post regarding Obama’s legality. I looked at the posting history and he appears to be quite knowledgable about the law but a little cantankerous and so won’t do much in the way of responding. Here it is:

When Barry Soetoro, Indonesian National, arrived in Hawaii as an Unaccompanied Minor in 1971, he was not waved through customs to the awaiting arms of his grandmother. He was taken into Federal Protective custody as an abandoned alien child. He remained in the legal custody of Catholic Social Services of Connecticut until he reached the age of majority while living with his guardian, his grandmother Madelyn Payne Dunham.

It was Catholic Social Services of Connecticut, under contract with U.S. HHS, that flew BHO Sr. from Africa to Hawaii in December, 1971 to attend a custody hearing. It was at this time the Soetoro adoption was annulled, BHO Sr replaced Lolo Soetoro on the birth record, Barry Soetoro’s legal name was changed to Barack Hussein Obama II and the Court Ordered the record to be “filed” with HI DoH. BHO’s II citizenship remained Indonesian.

BHO II naturalized as an American citizen in 1983, 5 years after he reached the age of majority.

4 posted on February 10, 2012 7:22:36 PM PST by SvenMagnussen


37 posted on 02/13/2012 12:57:03 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Aria

care to email me a link to that freeper’s stuff?


38 posted on 02/13/2012 2:01:20 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: itsahoot

Just find a post by him...or find user...and then click on his name and then look at his history “in Forum”. You will see all his posts.


39 posted on 02/13/2012 2:06:08 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Bigtigermike

Bump for later reading.


40 posted on 02/13/2012 3:34:44 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Bigtigermike

“She speaks for them. “

Yup.


41 posted on 02/13/2012 4:12:44 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks onyx.


42 posted on 02/13/2012 7:07:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Aria
Why do we keep mentioning Marco Rubio when he doesn’t meet the natural born citizen requirements that we demand from Obama?

Because most people -- and the law -- don't share your NBC "requirements".

43 posted on 02/13/2012 7:21:28 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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