Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Which Republicans will get to speak at the convention? (Sarah might be denied to speak?)
HotAir ^ | Thursday May 3, 2012

Posted on 05/03/2012 4:51:24 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Several insiders interviewed for this story said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will present a unique challenge to Romney’s team: Will they give her a prime spot to satisfy her fans, or reduce her role because of her polarizing nature?

“You want people to generate interest and passion,” said one Republican who has organized conventions before and who, like others, didn’t want to be named. “Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party. And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.” (Democrats faced a similar situation in 1992, when then-Gov. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania was denied a speaking role, he believed, because he opposes abortion rights.)

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012convention; bushes; establishment; palin; rino; romney; sarahpalin
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-111 next last
I wouldn't be surprise if they denied her a chance to speak if she wanted to. The GOPE and the Bush clan want to bury her and the Tea Party for good and they'll gladly take the wrath from some conservatives over this just as long as they get their way
1 posted on 05/03/2012 4:51:32 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Yhere ino longer is a Republican party. why have a convention? So Jeb Bush can push his way in?


2 posted on 05/03/2012 4:54:33 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Speakers will be: Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, and Susan Collins, to start.


3 posted on 05/03/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike
And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.”

Then let Jesse Jackson speak and be done with it.
4 posted on 05/03/2012 4:55:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

“her polarizing nature”

Translation: Conservative who won’t submit to the GOPe.

Snub her at your own peril. I’d rather go to her shindig just outside the convention center.


5 posted on 05/03/2012 4:56:04 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

If Mittens and the GOP-e can’t stomach Gov. Palin addressing the convention, then they don’t want my vote.

A potential vote, that is tenuous at best.


6 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:17 PM PDT by AFreeBird
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Don’t forget Romney’s remarks to his donors a couple of months ago. He didn’t want “evangelicals and Sarah Palin” to have a voice at the convention. So Slickhead will likely get his way.

It’ll be the usual establishment Rs. Jeb Bush, Boehner,Cantor, McCain, Christie, Pawlenty, McDonnell.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 4:57:58 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Any true conservative should skip this charade. The party has made it clear conservatives aren’t welcome. So let the party brass officially crown Romney. Then watch them cry in their champagne when Romney is defeated in,Novembe.r


8 posted on 05/03/2012 4:58:09 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java
Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, and Susan Collins, to start.

When will it be worth tuning in?

9 posted on 05/03/2012 4:58:36 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Any true conservative should skip this charade. The party has made it clear conservatives aren’t welcome. So let the party brass officially crown Romney. Then watch them cry in their champagne when Romney is defeated in,Novembe.r


10 posted on 05/03/2012 4:59:01 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy

They desperately want to tell conservatives to F off but they can’t win without us.


11 posted on 05/03/2012 5:00:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Source:

http://nationaljournal.com/columns/on-the-trail/convention-al-wisdom-20120503

It is inconceivable that Sarah Palin would not speak at the Republican convention. Even the Romneys and Bushes are not that crazy.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 5:01:08 PM PDT by iowamark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java
Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, and Susan Collins, to start.

When will it be worth tuning in or are these three going to take the stage for the whole evening?

13 posted on 05/03/2012 5:01:08 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Sarah will speak. Early, because they need someone that can ignite a crowd. If she speaks late she will make the candidates look boring by comparison.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:54 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are Marxists, don't call them democrats)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AFreeBird

GOPe doesn’t want another Reagan 1976 incident where the convention delegates left the hall and said “dang, she should of been our nominee” (like what some where saying at CPAC 2012).


15 posted on 05/03/2012 5:02:58 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java
Speakers will be: Chris Christie, Ann Coulter, and Susan Collins, to start.

Ben Savage was unavailable.
16 posted on 05/03/2012 5:03:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Which is exactly why, even if Sarah Palin comes out and says that she will “Support” Romney, she will NEVER endorse him or campaign for him. Sarah Palin hates Romney and Romney hates her, and if this is true that they will not allow her to speak, just shows how far off the reservation the GOP has become..they are just like the Democrat party, except with the Dems, you KNOW what they are, the GOP pretends to be about Conservatism but they trash Conservatives just as much as the Dems do


17 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ak267
The republicans are history, a ball less bunch of losers.
18 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by boomop1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

I suspect as little as they can get away with. Gotta leave as much room as possible for Fehrnstrom to say something stupid, don’t you know.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
They desperately want to tell conservatives to F off but they can’t win without us.

They lack the conviction to do such a thing, they want our money.

20 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:33 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

What convention? I guarantee it will have the lowest ratings ever.

That being said, they will allow one token conservative to speak. One token conservative that they can control.


21 posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:53 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

they are scared to death of her......if they don’t invite her to speak I will find a way to make them pay......

Speaks to a “small segment” they better be careful or 20 million GOPers will stay home.


22 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Even the Romneys and Bushes are not that crazy...

You give the GOP too much credit. Never underestimate the stupidity of RINOs when they’re in “stampeed” mode.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Yeah I can see the Romney team doing that. They probably figure that the conservatives will be over their anger by the time the election occurs. Why not? they’ll figure, it’s not like there is a different more viable third party candidate.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT by The Working Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

If they do not let Sarah speak, and speak freely, then it is damning evidence that they want Obama to win and the country to fall to the Marxists. There can be no other explanation.


25 posted on 05/03/2012 5:06:23 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

I want Sarah and the Tea party to start a new party now more than ever


26 posted on 05/03/2012 5:07:54 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Yet another reason why I am no longer a Republican.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 5:07:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS

Wait until Ann Coulter and Christy Creme get it on right on the stage...since she is so bat crazy about him


28 posted on 05/03/2012 5:10:18 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: iowamark
inconceivable


29 posted on 05/03/2012 5:12:00 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

...Lisa Murkowski, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Marco Rubio (coddling naive conservatives), both senators from Tennessee...


30 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:00 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

The Bush’s and Romney’s FEAR of Palin is why We the People are stuck with Bammy in the first place....

They would campaign more viciously against We the People than ANY Democrat or Communist out there.


31 posted on 05/03/2012 5:13:56 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

We already know that it was the Romney aides in the McCain camp trashing Sarah (those anonymous sources) for Romneys future ambition. He and the Estblishment are batsh*t enough to do this and expect conservatives to get in line.


32 posted on 05/03/2012 5:17:26 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Waryone

...Mark Kirk, Tim Pawlenty, Mitch Daniels, Michelle Bachmann (on a leash and muzzled), Sam Brownback...


33 posted on 05/03/2012 5:18:15 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

why would odumbney, who won because conservatives SPLIT their vote, not have Sarah speak?....
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2012/0211/Sarah-Palin-wows-CPAC.-But-has-the-race-for-the-White-House-moved-beyond-her


34 posted on 05/03/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by biggredd1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

If they won’t let her speak, and in a good spot then I have no reason to watch it. And even if she does...I don’t know if I can vote for him anyway. Like Rush said long ago...Why not let the Dems take the hit.


35 posted on 05/03/2012 5:25:56 PM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Which is why I find it strange that Michele Bachmann endorsed Romney..what, the GOP establishment doesn’t consider her “Too right-wing” yet they have an issue with Sarah Palin? The Romney a-holes who trashed Sarah Palin and worked on the McCain campaign(Wallace and Schmidt) are still working with Romney now so if this is true I bet they have something to do with this


36 posted on 05/03/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: CatherineofAragon

That was a Romney fundraiser’s remarks one month ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867587/posts


37 posted on 05/03/2012 5:26:26 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Paperdoll
"Yhere ino longer is a Republican party. why have a convention?"

Uhhhhh....riiighhhttt.

38 posted on 05/03/2012 5:26:44 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS

They want our money but won’t be getting any from me. I gave for the first time EVER in 2008, ONLY because of Sarah Palin, won’t be doing it again, not after the garbage the GOP has pulled. The RNC calls my house sometimes asking for donations, I tell them in the nicest way possible to shove it


39 posted on 05/03/2012 5:27:59 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: COBOL2Java

How ‘bout Tokyo Rove and Dick Morris?


40 posted on 05/03/2012 5:29:27 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (One Nation Under God..."There I said it" ... Great One...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Buckeye Battle Cry
That being said, they will allow one token conservative to speak. One token conservative that they can control.


41 posted on 05/03/2012 5:29:53 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike

Of course they will deny her; small segment my arse. She’d make them all look bad. Romney cannot afford that.


42 posted on 05/03/2012 5:32:23 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Chen Guangcheng: Gutsy call, Obama /UltraMegaDrippingSarc)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mountain Mary
How ‘bout Tokyo Rove and Dick Morris?

They'll be doing breathless play-by-play as Krispy Kreme wows the RINOs.

43 posted on 05/03/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda
I have never given to the GOP, only to Dubya’ and Tom McClintock (even though I am a native of Minnesota) because of their conviction.

Sarah Palin would get a donation in a heartbeat IF she were to run.

44 posted on 05/03/2012 5:34:29 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda
the GOP establishment doesn’t consider her “Too right-wing” yet they have an issue with Sarah Palin? The Romney a-holes who trashed Sarah Palin and worked on the McCain campaign(Wallace and Schmidt) are still working with Romney now so if this is true I bet they have something to do with this

It's NEVER about principle with these people. They fight against the conservatives who are a THREAT. Palin and Gingrich were popular enough and effective enough with the public to present a threat to the ambitions of the Romney wing of the party. That's why they have always been made into targets and smeared.

45 posted on 05/03/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS

I think she wanted to run, but knew the establishment would destroy her and not allow her to run. You need lots of money to run, if they all screwed her over it would have been very hard for her to win..the GOP establishment SUCKS. I will NEVER give a dime to those selfish bastards again. Not after what they did to Sarah Palin


46 posted on 05/03/2012 5:36:32 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Bigtigermike
He and the Estblishment are batsh*t enough to do this and expect conservatives to get in line.

Sadly, many of them will.

47 posted on 05/03/2012 5:36:58 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: JediJones
One token conservative that they can control.

That will be Herman Cain IMO.

48 posted on 05/03/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: JediJones

Your right..guess they don’t consider Bachmann a threat and decided “Hey we can bring her out now and get the Conservative vote” they must really think we are stupid to buy that crap. My first choice was Palin, my 2nd choice was Gingrich, but the establishment wanted Romney so badly, didnt we hear constantly how it was “Romney’s turn” oh goodie goodie, we have Romney, let’s all jump for joy/sarc


49 posted on 05/03/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: JediJones

Thank you.


50 posted on 05/03/2012 5:40:25 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-111 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson