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The Daily Beast ^ | 7-16-2012 | Peter Boyer

Posted on 07/15/2012 3:56:29 PM PDT by palin45potus

Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? Jul 16, 2012 1:00 AM EDT

Mitt still hasn’t invited Sarah to the GOP’s nomination assembly in Tampa, and the Tea Party is livid. Peter J. Boyer on how the snub could sabotage Romney’s tenuous ties to the grassroots—and why Palin is keeping the week open, just in case.

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; palin; pds; romney; romney4obama; romney4soros; stinkerromney
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1 posted on 07/15/2012 3:56:35 PM PDT by palin45potus
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To: palin45potus

All I can say is, now we know what Mitt really thinks of conservatives.


2 posted on 07/15/2012 3:58:08 PM PDT by palin45potus
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To: palin45potus
All I can say is, now we know what Mitt really thinks of conservatives.

Was there ever any doubt?
3 posted on 07/15/2012 4:00:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: palin45potus
All I can say is, now we know what Mitt really thinks of conservatives.

NOW???

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4 posted on 07/15/2012 4:00:45 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: palin45potus

If Mitt excludes Palin, I will be home on election day.
I thought he was “bigger” than this.
MEMO TO MITT: Be small and fail.


5 posted on 07/15/2012 4:02:39 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama is a Marxist Muslim fraud.)
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To: palin45potus

I find it interesting. The vast majority of the ‘right wing’ was in lockstep agreement with Palin’s policies and vision for the future. Most of the time such a person gets elected.

But in this case, they were strangely opposed to the wrapper those ideas came in. Not for any logical reason *see above), but because it was “Palin”.

Had it been any other person in the GOP, they’d have kicked the doors down to back that person. But it was “Palin” so they did not. Right here on FR many of the people who are in near lockstep with Palin’s ideas and vision RE energy, social issues, taxation et all, saddled up and rode for the brand...that brand being PDS. Because it was “Palin”.

Now, when Romney needs conservatives more than ever in order to seal his deal, what does the GOP do?

Comes down with a relapse of PDS. Oh, they are publicly 100% behind her ideas as always...they just don’t like the wrapper they come in. Because it’s “Palin”. May they get what they so righteously earned.


6 posted on 07/15/2012 4:04:30 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: palin45potus

She should just show up, arm-in-arm with West. It would be interesting to see how many people gravitate toward them and how many toward the RINOs.

Go for it Sarah and Alan, PLEASE!


7 posted on 07/15/2012 4:04:39 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: palin45potus

Mr. RomneyCARE will invite the GHOST of American Medicine
to celebrate his GOPe DEATH PANELS.


8 posted on 07/15/2012 4:04:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: palin45potus
Mitt still hasn’t invited Sarah to the GOP’s nomination assembly in Tampa, and the Tea Party is livid.

It's not Romney's convention. This author is just flinging feces against the wall to see what sticks.

9 posted on 07/15/2012 4:05:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: palin45potus

10 posted on 07/15/2012 4:06:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: palin45potus

And, of course the bed wetters will respond.


11 posted on 07/15/2012 4:07:11 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

You had to turn yourself inside out and backwards to come up with that crap!


12 posted on 07/15/2012 4:09:02 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: mark3681
Worth repeating:

She should just show up, arm-in-arm with West. It would be interesting to see how many people gravitate toward them and how many toward the RINOs.

Go for it Sarah and Alan, PLEASE!


13 posted on 07/15/2012 4:10:51 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Norm Lenhart

My apologies for my above post!

You sir are 100% correct and I am wrong!


14 posted on 07/15/2012 4:12:05 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Randy Larsen; Norm Lenhart

Which part is inaccurate?


15 posted on 07/15/2012 4:12:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Norm Lenhart
But in this case, they were strangely opposed to the wrapper those ideas came in. Not for any logical reason *see above), but because it was “Palin”.

I heard too many conservatives I otherwise respected refer to her as "that idiot woman".

16 posted on 07/15/2012 4:12:33 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: null and void

None!

I was wrong!


17 posted on 07/15/2012 4:13:28 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Randy Larsen
*nevermind*


18 posted on 07/15/2012 4:13:40 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: palin45potus

It’s a race to see which candidate can tick off more of his base.


19 posted on 07/15/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
May they get what they so righteously earned.

From your lips, to His ears.

20 posted on 07/15/2012 4:13:54 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Randy Larsen

Which Randy am I speaking with this time? I get so confused, what, with your bipolar BS.

Eaplain in detail where EXACTLY I was mistaken please.


21 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Randy Larsen

And forthright. H/T again.


22 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: palin45potus

SSDD

Mr. RomneyCARE has always been jealous of Gov. Palin.

He is not competent as is she.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



23 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: palin45potus

“What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on the road to bankruptcy, and engaging in crony capitalism.”


24 posted on 07/15/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: Norm Lenhart

My mistake and will eat the crow for not slowing down and reading your post with both sides of my brain.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 4:18:01 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Mike Darancette

Wrong. Mitt Romney and his political team have virtually complete control of the convention, including the assignment of coveted speaking spots. Romney forces will also have quite a lot of influence over the party’s platform. RNC Chair Reince Priebus has selected the leadership of the Platform Committee.

Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia will serve as Chairman. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota and Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee will serve as Co-Chairmen. They are all Romney supporters.


26 posted on 07/15/2012 4:19:19 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: Randy Larsen

I saw your retraction after my last post. My mistake for responding as I did.

As for the GOP, they will pay dearly for their actions circa 2007-now. They just have not realized it yet. Problem is their BS will likely take America down with them.


27 posted on 07/15/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Randy Larsen

Not many people have the horse sense and courage to say that.


28 posted on 07/15/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

What does ‘H/T’ mean?


29 posted on 07/15/2012 4:21:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: palin45potus

Yes, yes, and yes.... to most all of the thought above. But let’s not forget one thing...

Sarah decided not to run for the nomination. Would she have gotten it if she had? I think it is highly possible. But, for whatever reason, she didn’t.

Now, I want her onboard, I think Mitt needs her onboard, but the fact of the matter is, she put herself in the position she’s in.


30 posted on 07/15/2012 4:21:30 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Rapscallion
Rommney is "The Kenyan-Lite". Anyone who thinks he'll be better than "The Kenyan" is a fool.

I wouldn't vote for him if you held a gun to my kids heads.

The federal level of government is lost. Focus on local politics and elect locals who'll tell the feds to go to hell.


31 posted on 07/15/2012 4:21:43 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Awwwwwwww you two!


32 posted on 07/15/2012 4:21:43 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: MHGinTN
What does ‘H/T’ mean?

Hat/Tip...


33 posted on 07/15/2012 4:23:19 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: mark3681
Go for it Sarah and Alan, PLEASE!

With God, all things are possible.


34 posted on 07/15/2012 4:23:35 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: null and void; Norm Lenhart

Exactly!

Read, re-read...then think about posting something stupid!


35 posted on 07/15/2012 4:23:40 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Diogenesis
She noticed, too, that when the Romney camp reined in Fehrnstrom after his “not a tax” goof, the man assigned to take on a more public role as Romney spokesman was Kevin Madden, best known in Palin’s sphere for his appearance on a CNN news panel just days before the 2008 election. The subject was the latest piece of leaked Palin gossip—her $150,000 “shopping spree” (for which Palin later reimbursed the Republican National Committee)—and the damage Palin was perceived to have done to the McCain campaign. “That’s an indication just how unseasoned Sarah Palin is as a national candidate,” Madden opined, before laughing about Palin’s lack of knowledge about issues and declaring that “people who have done this before” know enough to choose running mates “that are nationally vetted.”

Palin says that she doesn’t know Madden and will not comment about him personally. However, she adds: “I assume he didn’t do his homework and his disparaging remarks were due to him actually believing the BS reporting on my record and reputation that began the day I was tapped to run for VP. I’ll assume and hope he’s evolved since then, perhaps understanding now the leftist media’s agenda against candidates they oppose.”

36 posted on 07/15/2012 4:24:56 PM PDT by jimbo123
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I don't think Mitt has any say on who gets invited to the convention.

And wasn't there a thread on here a few days ago throwing Sarah under the bus for supporting Mitt?

37 posted on 07/15/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT by Wizdum (My job is to get you to shoot soda out your nose)
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To: Ronin

“Now, I want her onboard, I think Mitt needs her onboard, but the fact of the matter is, she put herself in the position she’s in.”

In part, I agree (She should IMO have bulled through it and further exposed the Liberalism of today’s GOP) . But she played the cards she was dealt. And the GOP dealt her a VERY $h!tty hand.


38 posted on 07/15/2012 4:25:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Randy Larsen
Naaaaaahhhhhhhh! That's never happened to me!

*blush*

much...

39 posted on 07/15/2012 4:26:27 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: null and void

Thanks ... great illustration!


40 posted on 07/15/2012 4:27:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Mike Darancette

Exactly. Romney doesn’t control the invite list.


41 posted on 07/15/2012 4:27:54 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Norm Lenhart

My bad 100%

I’m on the edge this year because of all the lies about Palin in the past.

I need to get over it.


42 posted on 07/15/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: Wizdum

No. That was another dirty trick from Team RomneyCARE.

It is not like they are going to seriously go after Obama,
since they support the same issues.


43 posted on 07/15/2012 4:28:41 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: null and void

It can be embarasing. I made a mistake once. I was 5. It hit me so deeply that I never made another ;)


44 posted on 07/15/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: MHGinTN

Yeah. No idea who the kid is, but it is the quintessential image of politeness in my eyes.


45 posted on 07/15/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1271 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: Josh Painter

You miss the point: it’s not Romney’s convention. A much more insidious force is behind the exclusion of Palin: the GOP.


46 posted on 07/15/2012 4:29:33 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: palin45potus
Mitt still hasn’t invited Sarah to the GOP’s nomination assembly in Tampa

That's almost the dumbest thing he could do, other than pour gasoline on himself and ask for a match.

47 posted on 07/15/2012 4:30:49 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Pretty much. But if he wants to ‘send a message’ that the conservative base is meaningless to his grand design, that’s the way to do it without outright saying so.

Even if she didn’t ask for or get named to the position, Palin is still the ‘figurehead’ for many people in flyover country. No, not everyone, but a “lot” of us. And Romney knows that a slap in her face is a direct slap in ours.


48 posted on 07/15/2012 4:36:26 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: BerryDingle; null and void; Norm Lenhart

I guess I learned something...

I ALMOST popped a cork on this post too.

I read...Inviting Palin,That’s almost the dumbest thing he could do, other than pour gasoline on himself and ask for a match.

Gotta slow down a bit.


49 posted on 07/15/2012 4:37:08 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No more RINOS!)
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To: palin45potus
Mitt's JOB is to LOSE to Obama. What part of "McCain 2.0" is not clear?
50 posted on 07/15/2012 4:44:38 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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