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Palin's Absence From Convention May Expose Rift
Real Clear Politics ^ | August 13, 2012 | Scott Conroy

Posted on 08/13/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by Timber Rattler

If one of Mitt Romney's goals in choosing a running mate was to mine the same mother lode of conservative excitement that John McCain tapped by picking Sarah Palin four years ago, there's one additional dilemma for Romney to address: Palin is still around.

A day after Romney unveiled House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential pick, Palin suggested in a statement posted by her Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren that she would not speak at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.

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For this reason, it was notable when she initially offered only a lukewarm reaction to Romney’s selection of Ryan.

On Saturday night, the former Alaska governor posted on her Facebook page a statement that clocked in at over 1,100 words, in which she attacked President Obama’s policies and compared the nation’s fiscal mess to California’s, but offered only cursory congratulations to Romney for choosing Ryan and declining to praise specifically any of the Wisconsin congressman’s attributes as a running mate.

The following morning, two Republican sources with knowledge of discussions between the Palin and Romney camps told RCP that Palin would not attend the convention after not receiving an invitation to speak in prime time.

“They’ve got Ryan now, so they think they’ve got the Tea Party covered,” one of the sources said.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: convention; gop; gope; palin; romneyscum; sarahpalin; scottconroy; stupidparty; waronsarah
“They’ve got Ryan now, so they think they’ve got the Tea Party covered,” one of the sources said.

Indeed.

1 posted on 08/13/2012 6:29:52 PM PDT by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

No, Sarah has spoken out about this already.

Can’t we take people at their word??


2 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Timber Rattler

The GOP-E mantra: “They don’t have anywhere else to go.”


3 posted on 08/13/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Timber Rattler
http://rlv.zcache.com/ya_think_magnet-d1470325705669384657pdm_250.jpg

If I were Sarah I would tell the Whig's to kiss the whitest part of my ass and tell them they are not welcome in the New Consertiave Party after the GOP dies a horrible death in November because they blew their best shot for Conservatism in a Generation.

http://www.humanevents.com/images/coulterpalin.jpg

Buh-Bye GOP, is wasn't nice knowing you.

4 posted on 08/13/2012 6:40:51 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Normalcy results in the creation of life, Sodomy results in AIDS)
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To: Timber Rattler

It should be VERY CLEAR by now that Romney is not going to give the Dems any easy targets - he’s forcing the Dems to pull things out of thin air to use against him.

And, at least to me, this makes perfect sense. Romney’s a show-in if he campaigns hard - Obama has NOTHING to run on, and needs to scare the people into voting against Romney - and Romney will not do Obama any favors in that area.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 6:45:19 PM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: Timber Rattler

We need to keep our eye on the ball to win.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Timber Rattler
"Palin’s apparent decision to steer clear of this year’s convention

Above words are from Real Clear Politics, and I'd say that the writer is wrong. Sarah's plans for being there are old news ... and she will be there.

7 posted on 08/13/2012 6:51:56 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Politicalmom
“They don’t have anywhere else to go.”

The frustration people feel is enormous. Yes, we are between a rock and a hard spot, so we better strengthen the House and Senate.

8 posted on 08/13/2012 6:54:02 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: BobL

Exactly and Palin knows this. She’s a lightning rod. She’s really all the more terrific for bowing out and still working to win.


9 posted on 08/13/2012 6:58:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Scott Conroy is the journalist who’s closest to the Palins-—he’s signaling what’s going on behind the scenes. And he’s generally right.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 7:00:02 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: 1010RD
The article does not say that.

From the article:

Palin would not attend the convention after not receiving an invitation to speak in prime time.

11 posted on 08/13/2012 7:06:43 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Timber Rattler
When asked if she would endorse and stump for the presumptive GOP ticket, Palin responded, “Oh, 100 percent in support; I’m all in for Romney and Ryan.”

SOURCE

12 posted on 08/13/2012 7:10:58 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Timber Rattler

““They’ve got Ryan now, so they think they’ve got the Tea Party covered,” one of the sources said”

One big problem with this Ryan isn’t Gov. Palin.

Oh by the way as I’ve said before I have no interest watching this clown show called a convention.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 7:11:04 PM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: Timber Rattler
Palin's Absence From Convention May Expose Rift

If the national GOP leadership fails to extend to Sarah Palin a warm invitation to speak at the convention, it will be incredibly foolish.

So foolish, in fact, that it will give the lamestream media an enormous golden opportunity to portray just such a rift and run with the story.

Is this how the GOPe thinks it can attract TEA partiers who may be somewhat reticent about voting for a bocialist like Romney?

OMG, surely the GOP isn't this dense...

14 posted on 08/13/2012 7:13:17 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Timber Rattler
Palin's Absence From Convention May Expose Rift

If the national GOP leadership fails to extend to Sarah Palin a warm invitation to speak at the convention, it will be incredibly foolish.

So foolish, in fact, that it will give the lamestream media an enormous golden opportunity to portray just such a rift and run with the story.

Is this how the GOPe thinks it can attract TEA partiers who may be somewhat reticent about voting for a bocialist like Romney?

OMG, surely the GOP isn't this dense...

15 posted on 08/13/2012 7:14:25 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: Clyde5445

While I respect her , she’ll never be VP or POTUS . Just the way it is .


16 posted on 08/13/2012 7:16:32 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: sargon

Well we should have her back now. Instead of accepting the decision of the GOP not to invite her, we can send a strong message to the RNC via e-mails. NO SARAH AT THE CONVENTION, NO VOTE FOR ROMNEY. If enough of us send that message it might change their mind.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 7:28:47 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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Ryan isn’t exactly Tea Party since he voted for the bailouts.
I think I’ll pass on watching the Convention. A RINOfest isn’t what I want to watch.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 7:32:36 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: RginTN

Send a message to the RNC. No Sarah at the convention, no vote for Romney/Ryan. (you don’t have to really mean it, but if enough of us do this it could change things).


19 posted on 08/13/2012 7:34:26 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Timber Rattler
Peter Hamby ‏@PeterHambyCNN McCain hauled in $10 million over three days after the Palin announcement in Dayton. Peter Hamby ‏@PeterHambyCNN @ZekeJMiller Sarah Palin regularly pulled crowds five times that size -- by herself Peter Hamby ‏@PeterHambyCNN Paul Ryan "absolutely" better VP pick than Palin, say top Iowa Republicans > http://bit.ly/MXSH2F
20 posted on 08/13/2012 7:41:50 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: jennychase

@PeterHambyCNN McCain hauled in $10 million over three days after the Palin announcement in Dayton.

@PeterHambyCNN @ZekeJMiller Sarah Palin regularly pulled crowds five times that size — by herself

@PeterHambyCNN Paul Ryan “absolutely” better VP pick than Palin, say top Iowa Republicans > http://bit.ly/MXSH2F


21 posted on 08/13/2012 7:44:07 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: Timber Rattler
I think Sarah is far smarter than the stupid GOPee RINO elites. Sarah is out building TEA Party members in Congress that can challenge the current RINO leadership (Boehner, Cantor, McConnell). Destroying as many RINOs as possible is also necessary to getting things turned around.
22 posted on 08/13/2012 7:52:19 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Clyde5445

But NOW we know that Sarah didn’t decline to speak, She was NEVER offered to speak. I’ll still say that there is more going on between the two sides behind the scene than they are letting on......hmmmm!


23 posted on 08/13/2012 7:54:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: WVNan
Sarah Palin was not exactly a staunch Romney supporter in the primaries and if anything she was quite the opposite.

This is the kind of thing that happens when your guy loses and the the other guy wins.

Romney was definitely the other guy.

24 posted on 08/13/2012 7:59:35 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Timber Rattler
The following morning,.... two Republican sources.... with knowledge of discussions between the Palin and Romney camps told RCP..... that Palin would not attend the convention..... after not receiving an invitation to speak in PRIME TIME, PRIME TIME

YOU GO GIRL dont let the men push you around. And it could be a brilliant move and President Rommy can appoint Sara Palin “Secretary of Energy”

25 posted on 08/13/2012 8:01:04 PM PDT by DAVEY CROCKETT (1 John 2:22...the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist...)
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To: Timber Rattler; Clyde5445; Bigtigermike
This seems to be one of those articles with lots of anonymous sources, and no substance.

You should know better than to post it. We'll learn in due time what's between the two camps, but this article gives us nothing but speculation and rumor.

Her full throated 100% support for the ticket was given yesterday, so let's wait to see what actually happens here.

I mean, who could possibly imagine the press trying to sow discord in the conservative base? That never happens right? /s

26 posted on 08/13/2012 8:06:12 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: rdcbn

I like the way Santorum and Gingrich handled themselves.

After the primaries didn’t go their way they enthusiastically endorsed the front runner and offered to do anything to help. They were not coy about their support.

To me both men displayed class.


27 posted on 08/13/2012 8:24:18 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Politicalmom
The GOP-E mantra: “They don’t have anywhere else to go.”

Same old tired worn out message every time the country club RP runs one of their has been or RINO proven candidates. And guess what? It usually works! Not for me though. I quit listening and playing along in '96. The quality keeps dropping each time though it is near the bottom of the barrel time this time around, IMHO.

28 posted on 08/13/2012 8:32:18 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

At some point FReepers have to get smart and stop trusting the Media.

Here’s the full statement by Palin:

“…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”-

They’re working hard to split us and keep conservatives home. That’s the recipe for reelecting Obama.


29 posted on 08/13/2012 8:32:28 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: OldNavyVet

Very recently I heard her say she has rented a large place down the street from the convention hall. I’m thinking that’s where people will go to have contact with her. That did sound like she won’t be in the convention hall. She wouldn’t step on Romney’s parade and it’s clear he doesn’t want her around.

Since she is a Fox contributor, she will likely be in the Fox News “box” there often during the convention time.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 8:36:11 PM PDT by Marcella (PREPARE)
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To: MasterGunner01

Nobody has Gov Palin’s intellect.


31 posted on 08/13/2012 10:05:38 PM PDT by SarahPalinForPresident2012 (Time to Reload)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Can’t we take people at their word??

Not around some in these parts. Everything is a conspiracy to keep Palin gagged and out of the White House.

She deserves better than many who claim to be "supporters." They come off more like cult members who are more convinced they know Palin than Palin knows Palin.

I'm impressed she acknowledged what I suspected. This election is just too important to offer ammo to the Democrats. Sometimes leadership means taking a secondary role. She's doing important work on the congressional elections and should be praised for it, not called a "judas goat" like Alan Keyes has. It's evident Palin cares more about the country than her own ego, unlike Keyes.

32 posted on 08/13/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 84 days away.)
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To: BobL

You get it. Sarah Palin gets it. Too many here do not.


33 posted on 08/13/2012 10:47:15 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 84 days away.)
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To: Timber Rattler

No Sarah, no watching the convention


34 posted on 08/14/2012 1:55:48 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: Lakeshark; Clyde5445; Bigtigermike; Al B.; sarah fan UK
This seems to be one of those articles with lots of anonymous sources, and no substance.

Sharkie you've been involved in the PDS wars long enough to know that Scott Conroy, the author of this piece, is very close to the Palins and usually gets his information straight from them. He was on her "One Nation" tour last summer and (along with Shushannah Walshe) has acted as her own outlet to the media before, and so I wouldn't be surprised if if the two unnamed "Republican sources" were Sarah and Todd themselves. Yes, he has that kind of access to them.

What's he's saying is that Romney apparently offered her a token daytime speaking slot (when nobody's watching) and she told him to go pound sand.

35 posted on 08/14/2012 3:58:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Clyde5445
Unless something drastic changes... I will not watch one minute of this progressive love-in in Tampa.

LLS

36 posted on 08/14/2012 4:14:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: sargon
The gop/e took their collective common sense and locked it in a lead lined box.

LLS

37 posted on 08/14/2012 4:16:23 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: Timber Rattler; Lakeshark

Conroy is one of the few I “trust” when reporting on Gov. Palin. His work has been on the straight and narrow for the most part.


38 posted on 08/14/2012 4:58:42 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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Nice to know that my original posting (via Gretawire) was vindicated....before the mods took it down.


39 posted on 08/14/2012 5:07:38 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: Timber Rattler; All

I’ve met Conroy at several Political events over the years. It is true, he does have a knack for getting the vibe on what’s going on in the Palin sphere.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 5:12:53 AM PDT by Kolath
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To: newzjunkey; 1010RD

“You get it. Sarah Palin gets it. Too many here do not.”

Thanks guys, I thought that I’d get hammered with my post.


41 posted on 08/14/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: BobL; newzjunkey

The challenge FReepers and all conservatives face is winning a national election over time gets dicey. We have to think incrementally and with a growing economy social issues can move forward undercover of economic success.


42 posted on 08/14/2012 5:48:39 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Timber Rattler

The fact she is not attending is de facto proof she has no credential. She has apparently disassociated her self from the Alaska Republican party and is not a real part of any other state organization.

There is a difference between not speaking and not attending. She can not attend, not because she wasn’t invited but apparently because she is ineligible having no credential

That is apparently because that is her choice


43 posted on 08/14/2012 5:51:02 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012
Nobody has Gov Palin’s intellect

Certainly not Paul Ryan...

44 posted on 08/14/2012 5:57:05 AM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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