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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.


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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: convention; gop; gope; palin; romneyscum; sarahpalin; scottconroy; stupidparty; waronsarah
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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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