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Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)
Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle

Posted on 07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

[T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “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.”

Romney was the choice of the party’s elites, whom Palin has regarded with open disdain ever since her rough treatment during the 2008 campaign. They are some of the same people who anonymously disparaged Palin as a clueless bumpkin, and some of them are now helping to run Romney’s campaign. When unnamed Romney aides tell reporters that Romney will likely go with a “safe” choice for vice president because of the 2008 “disaster,” Palin notices.

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The Romney camp will not comment on Palin, or on plans for the convention, but one adviser associated with the campaign suggested that Palin would be prohibited from speaking at the Republican convention by her contract with Fox News. “It’s true I’m prohibited from doing some things,” Palin says, “but this is the first I’ve heard anyone suggest that as an excuse, er, reason to stay away from engaging in the presidential race. I’m quite confident Fox’s top brass would never strip anyone of their First Amendment rights in this regard.” (Fox says her contract would not prohibit speaking at the convention if she sought permission.)

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Palin is keeping the dates open in late August, just in case. In any event, she says, she plans to be politically active between now and November, starting with a Michigan Tea Party appearance, sponsored by Americans for Prosperity. “No matter the Romney campaign strategy,” she says, “I intend to do all I can to join others in motivating the grassroots made up of independents and constitutional conservatives who can replace Barack Obama at the ballot box.”

It also talks about Kevin Madden, the Palin-basher. I told you guys months ago that Sarah might not get a chance to speak

1 posted on 07/15/2012 6:34:35 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I believe the GOPe would rather have a second term of Ubama than allow Sarah Palin anywhere near the White Hut.


2 posted on 07/15/2012 6:37:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Bigtigermike
I think the odds are very much against this eventuality -- but I'm willing to bet that Palin will have a speech in her pocket which begins, "Thank you for this very unexpected nomination ..."

Aside from that one particular speech, I think the establishment will make sure that she has no other occasion to make a splash.

3 posted on 07/15/2012 6:37:34 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Bishop RomneyCARE, author of Death Panels,
and the backstabbing Leader against
Gov. Palin and her children.

Who cannot remember what slime Team Romney was in 2008.


4 posted on 07/15/2012 6:38:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newsweek = BS


5 posted on 07/15/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’d like to officially go on record as STRONGLY discouraging the GOP from cutting back at all, on Palin’s time.

In fact, I would strongly, strongly encourage Romney to maximize his Palin time, and even nominate Palin as his VP.

Yes I mean that. Go Palin.


6 posted on 07/15/2012 6:41:15 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Big Horn

It’s not B.S. because they talked straight to Sarah herself, plus the Romney campaign is silent about an invite - she was the vice presidential candidate just 4 years ago, there should be NO silence on inviting the last vice presidential candidate - they are mum on this and so this is BIG NEWS!


7 posted on 07/15/2012 6:42:31 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That's why we need to fill the House and Senate with our guys.

"Repeal John Boehner" should be a required promise for conservatives running for Congress.

8 posted on 07/15/2012 6:42:31 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Bigtigermike
To the headline: Why is anyone surprised? Romney has done everything he can to destroy her.

He loathes conservatives.......laughing at the thought of those who really think they can hold his feet to the fire and force him to work with conservatives.

9 posted on 07/15/2012 6:42:42 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Sarah Palin-”We are in a political culture of universal deceit.”… “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ... “Our nation can no longer afford partisan apathy” ...


10 posted on 07/15/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I do not consider anything Newsweek prints.


11 posted on 07/15/2012 6:44:42 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Bigtigermike

Hello, the elites hate Sarah.


12 posted on 07/15/2012 6:44:57 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: svcw
Romney has done everything he can to destroy her.

I for one know the RINOs can not do that. Palin is much BIGGER than that. Give her some credit.

If Palin can be destroyed by a RINO than she was no good in the first place and I know she's much bigger and stronger than that.

People need to have more confidence in Sara Palin.

If they don't let her speak it their loss NOT hers.

13 posted on 07/15/2012 6:46:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Bigtigermike

First of all I’d like to say that I supported Sarah (and still do). However, the convention is Mitt’s party, and he no doubt will have a say on who speaks.


14 posted on 07/15/2012 6:46:58 PM PDT by MetaThought
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To: tsowellfan

I did not say Romney destroyed her, I said he has done everything he can to destroy her.


15 posted on 07/15/2012 6:48:55 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: MetaThought

You are right.

Myth ROmneyCARE backstabbed, cheated, and bought
his way to a 30% “win”.

Let us cheer the King of Death Panels, HERO OF THE GOPe.

Mitt ROMNEY, author of BOTH Gay Marriage AND DEATH PANELS.


16 posted on 07/15/2012 6:49:04 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

In too many ways, Romney is a second term of Obama.


17 posted on 07/15/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx; NoGrayZone
http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/funny-pictures-lolcats-predators-gonna-pred2.jpg

May we curse his RINOness for his Sudden, but expected betrayal!

18 posted on 07/15/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: MetaThought

Willard turns my stomach. Not as much as the POS in the WH though.


19 posted on 07/15/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: svcw
I did not say Romney destroyed her, I said he has done everything he can to destroy her.

And that's Romney's loss not hers. More than he thinks. Now she has time to campaign for real conservatives for Congress.

20 posted on 07/15/2012 6:51:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Bigtigermike

Team Romney has decided that banning Sarah Palin from the convention is going to make Mitt more appealing to independents and have decided to dare conservatives to stay home on election day if we don’t like it.

And Romney’s re-hiring of Kevin Madden, the Palin-hating, Troopergate smear peddler of the 2008 convention to replace Eric Fenstrohm was sending her a message that she is not welcome at this year’s convention.

That’s why she returned Newsweak’s email and responded to this story and Romney is going to regret banning her.


21 posted on 07/15/2012 6:51:24 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Bigtigermike

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Newsweak says: “Let’s you and him fight” LOL!

Not a bad response from Gov. Palin.


22 posted on 07/15/2012 6:51:28 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Puckster

No disagreement, but I’d rather have him than the Moslem Commie.


23 posted on 07/15/2012 6:52:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Bigtigermike

...just the libtard media using a wedge


24 posted on 07/15/2012 6:56:52 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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A RNC convention without Palin speaking not worth watching.
Will it be a parade of RINO’s I wonder.


25 posted on 07/15/2012 6:57:49 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: bicyclerepair

Romney’s not very smart if he doesn’t invite Palin to speak. Regardless his opinion of her, a sizeable, passionate portion of the base thinks very highly of her (and not much of him). Just good politics to have her there speaking and supporting him.


26 posted on 07/15/2012 6:58:05 PM PDT by PAR
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To: ClearCase_guy

Would a person being nominated for VP be asked ahead of time to speak....Now that would be a surprise.


27 posted on 07/15/2012 7:00:24 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Bigtigermike

You might want to rethink the idea that Newsweak is actually interested in reporting the news......


28 posted on 07/15/2012 7:04:30 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Bigtigermike
I haven't got my invite to speak yet, either.

I'm sure it's just an oversight.

Everybody's busy and all.

29 posted on 07/15/2012 7:06:10 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: hoosiermama
My thought exactly!
30 posted on 07/15/2012 7:06:25 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: PAR
Romney’s not very smart if he doesn’t invite Palin to speak. Regardless his opinion of her, a sizeable, passionate portion of the base thinks very highly of her (and not much of him). Just good politics to have her there speaking and supporting him.

Absolutely correct. He better be in this to win as the future of real American Citizens are dependent on that outcome.

The last of the article indicates the same thing as you.

Palin’s admirers—and they are many, judging by Facebook and Twitter metrics, where her numbers are far greater than Romney’s—still hope for a rapprochement. “Palin is the female Ronald Reagan of our time,” says Kremer of the Tea Party Express. “There’s no one that excites the base, and energizes the base, the way that Sarah Palin does. There’s just not.”

Despite the risks, Team Romney may be well advised to consider bringing Palin inside the tent. Whether she’s in Tampa for the convention or not, she will be out there somewhere, and talking
.

Damn right she will be.

Willard better get over himself and start making some smart moves.

.

31 posted on 07/15/2012 7:07:21 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Bigtigermike

The GOP as loving as a dove and as cunning as a cow!


32 posted on 07/15/2012 7:07:46 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Bigtigermike
She will be prohibited to speak

Um, good luck with that!

33 posted on 07/15/2012 7:11:18 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SubMareener

She’s vetted...Mitt would turn her loose in MI unlike mc Cane. Can’t think of anything that would unite the party as much.


34 posted on 07/15/2012 7:11:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Bigtigermike

don’t want Sarah... then you don’t want my vote


35 posted on 07/15/2012 7:12:19 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: RginTN
This is a parade of RINOS. 1st. Why would She want to speak there? Romney is a RINO, She is a Conservative. We conservatives do not need rinos, they need us. Romney only gets the vote of conservatives because they are voting against Obama.

I say nothing positive about Romney, I speak negative about zer0.

Well RINOS do the same to Conservatives.

36 posted on 07/15/2012 7:12:22 PM PDT by reefdiver (Shoeless John Roberts, An American Tragedy.)
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To: Lakeshark

I agree but Peter Boyer of Newsweek and Palin has a good relationship and she wouldn’t have responded to him in a email if she didn’t trust him but regardless - there should be no silence in about inviting the last vice presidential candidate whether they want to participate or not - none whatsoever


37 posted on 07/15/2012 7:12:51 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: bmwcyle

“Elites hate Sarah Pain”
The grassroots hates elites.


38 posted on 07/15/2012 7:13:31 PM PDT by WilliamRobert
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To: TLI

Sarah knows that Romney and his cronies have been trashing her since 2008..she knows the deal, that is why she hasn’t come out and fully endorsed him. She says “ABO” which is like saying even a drunk hobo is better than Obama, that isn’t a really rousing endorsement of Romney, because she knows what a slimeball Romney is. We all know it, its like voting for the lesser of two evils, either an arrogant prick or an evil Communist. Palin can speak, and if she isn’t invited to speak that will be a slap in the face to millions of Conservatives. We already know what Romney thinks of us but that would pretty much seal the deal


39 posted on 07/15/2012 7:13:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Bigtigermike

The MAIN reason we lost the 2008 election was McCAIN but establishment RINOs just cannot see that as a possiblilty. Palin blew Biden away in the debates. McCain...was good at one debate but the rest put me to sleep where he acted like he needed to be.

Without Palin in 2008, I could not have endured the convention to the election.


40 posted on 07/15/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Thanks.

But, will the Romneybot’s support the constitution and the founding principles, or is it hands off of Romney with them?

Will we be able to hold him to the rebuilding the foundation, or will America be led into “new” ways?

If they will not gloss over his socialist tendencies and hold him to conservatism, then I would be apt to be happier voting for him.

But, I'm not holding my breath....they're too “messianic” with Romney.

41 posted on 07/15/2012 7:19:33 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: TLI
she will be out there somewhere, and talking.

... and there will be a number of us listening to her speak, rather than the snoozefest convention.

I think she should hold a tea party rally in Tampa during that time. Bring out the popcorn. That would be must see TV!

42 posted on 07/15/2012 7:19:51 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah Palin: “I intend to do all I can to join others in motivating the grassroots made up of independents and constitutional conservatives who can replace Barack Obama at the ballot box.”

Sarah Palin has many fans. Let’s all take Sarah’s advice and put the survival of our Constitution first ahead of the rinos so that we can soundly defeat Obama and gain firm conservative control over the GOP.

The communists have taken over the democrat party: we can do likewise with the GOP if we work together.


43 posted on 07/15/2012 7:20:03 PM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (It's time to call a communist a communist. It's time to REJECT the communist.)
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To: SubMareener

Dad has always said she’s young and needs the experience that a term or two as VP would give her before being president. If not VP a cabinet post...She would really take a whip to energy.


44 posted on 07/15/2012 7:23:10 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Perhaps she should have participated. Usually, even the ones who quit halfway through get an invite.


45 posted on 07/15/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: YouGoTexasGirl

I knew the election was lost when McCain told that elderly woman that we “Dont have to fear an Obama presidency” what kind of idiot says THAT! The ONLY reason why I gave money for the first time EVER to a campaign in 2008 was because of Sarah Palin..she energized me in a way I never imagined before. The only reason why Romney doesn’t want her to be there is because he knows she will take his spotlight, something he craves. They make the excuse about her working for Fox News, OK so I guess Karl Rove and Mike Huckabee won’t be allowed to speak either?


46 posted on 07/15/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PAR
Romney’s not very smart That's all you needed to say.
47 posted on 07/15/2012 7:27:42 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sorry, I didn't understand your last sentence.

If it turns out to be true, and that's a big "if", no, that's a huge "if", then Romney would be a bigger fool than I thought.

My opinion, I think he wants to win, if he wants to win, he would value her support even if he doesn't like her.

I guess we'll see, cause I don't trust this at all, it smells like the normal divide and conquer piece the LSM always makes up.

48 posted on 07/15/2012 7:27:54 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Dapper 26

I checked the convention website, and it doesn’t appear they have asked anybody to speak yet. I think we should probably wait until they announce the convention speakers, before we get all up in arms about who is or is not speaking at the convention.

So far, do we even know if Sarah Palin has ASKED to talk at the convention? Fox News says she has to ask permission of them to talk, and they didn’t say she had yet. And there is nothing I can find on the internet that suggests Sarah sent a request to the convention committee for a speaking slot.

We can assume that all the people who actually ran for the office of President will get some sort of speaking slots. Beyond that, I don’t know who I would expect to have show up at the convention to speak.


49 posted on 07/15/2012 7:28:41 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: reefdiver

Romney isn’t even working to get the Conservative voters energized to vote for him.


50 posted on 07/15/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT by RginTN
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