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Sarah Palin 2016: Former Alaska Governor Laying Groundwork For Possible Presidential Run
The Inqusitr ^ | November 4, 2013

Posted on 11/04/2013 5:45:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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Sarah Palin may be once again dreaming of the White House and a run for the presidency in 2016.

After a long absence from the political arena, Palin appears to be strategically increasing her appearances and speeches while also taking solid aim at President Obama. This has led many political experts to conclude that she is aiming to enter the 2016 presidential race, or at least is trying to test the waters for a potential run.

The rumors kicked up a bit this week when a spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham announced that Sarah Palin will be a guest for the reverend’s 95th birthday. Graham still carries great political sway, so much in fact that Mitt Romney carved out time to meet with Graham in the final days of the 2012 presidential race in the hopes of earning a public endorsement and assuring conservative voters.

Graham’s birthday celebration is also drawing other big names in the conservative world, including real estate mogul Donald Trump.

Sarah Palin has also taken her political tour to Iowa, one of the most important states for Republican hopefuls. On November 9 Palin is slated to speak at the annual banquet for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, an important conservative and evangelical group.

After spending a long stretch away from the spotlight, Palin is also ramping up her political attacks on President Obama in what could be the groundwork for her 2016 platform.

In a Facebook post entitled “Obama’s Debt Default is on His Shoulders While We Shoulder His Impeachable Offenses,” she placed the blame for the debt limit fight solely on Obama’s shoulders.

“Defaulting on our national debt is an impeachable offense, and any attempt by President Obama to unilaterally raise the debt limit without Congress is also an impeachable offense,” Palin wrote.

If Sarah Palin is planning a 2016 presidential run, she will have even more ammunition to boost her resume in the coming weeks. On November 12, three days after her planned speech in Iowa, Palin will be released a book taking on the conservative-friendly topic of the War on Christmas.

Pain promises that in the book — titled Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas — she will “tell you how to fight back against those politically correct Scrooges who seem to hate not just a beautiful holiday, but an entire faith.”

Sarah Palin is still a long way from an official 2016 presidential run, however, and likely wouldn’t declare any intention to run for several months.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; billygraham; iowa; palin; palin2016; palincruz; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/04/2013 5:45:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes! This is the one who should be President.


2 posted on 11/04/2013 5:46:36 PM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Sarah

Any combination of Sarah/Cruz will work for me


3 posted on 11/04/2013 5:49:32 PM PST by patriotspride
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To: SatinDoll

I will absolutely, vote for Sarah.

No question whatsoever.

What would be fabulous, would be a combination ticket of Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz.


4 posted on 11/04/2013 5:50:23 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: patriotspride

If only. Isn’t she the one that wants to hunt black people and shoot hispanics wherever they appear? And drinks tea too?


5 posted on 11/04/2013 5:50:49 PM PST by rktman (Let sleeping wives lie.)
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To: SatinDoll

I hope we don’t have to go through another two years of the “is she running or is she not running” tease that we got put through during the 2010-2011 period.


6 posted on 11/04/2013 5:51:18 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SatinDoll

I don’t think she will do to Cruz what Perry and Bachmann did to her. ONE will run and one will gracefully stand down by mutual agreement.


7 posted on 11/04/2013 5:52:14 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah will make a strong run and it will be a horse race between she and Cruz for the nomination.

They will leave Christie in their dust.


8 posted on 11/04/2013 5:53:40 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Waiting anxiously for my signed copy of Sarah’s new book. If she decides to make a run for President...she has my time/service, my donations and my vote.


9 posted on 11/04/2013 5:54:14 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember in 2012 when she announced she was not running the day after releasing her big “Undefeated” video? Half of FR was on suicide watch.


10 posted on 11/04/2013 5:55:09 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can she see the White House from her front porch? :)


11 posted on 11/04/2013 5:55:34 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Or maybe they’ll get together like JFK/LBJ did in 1960 and Reagan/Ford nearly did in 1980.


12 posted on 11/04/2013 5:56:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

13 posted on 11/04/2013 5:56:53 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe she likes speaking out against Obama and likes Billy Graham. I did not see anything in the story that indicates to me she intends to run for any public office. I think she likes being an independent free agent


14 posted on 11/04/2013 5:58:38 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Pan_Yan

LOL!! That was very very funny. I had forgotten about that. I recall I did not think she would run, but she is what we need.


15 posted on 11/04/2013 5:59:35 PM PST by Dave W
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I hope she and Cruz don't split the Conservative vote and we end up getting another RINO mush after the Primaries.
Actually the Primaries are pretty rigged as they are -- they start out with fairly liberal States, and some States even have 'open primaries' where 'progressive-socialists' can cross over and vote for their favorite left leaning Republican (and then vote against him/her in the primary).

Anyways, Palin or Cruz would make fine Presidents -- I just hope they pick straws before the Primaries start.

16 posted on 11/04/2013 5:59:43 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mebbe.

She says all the right things.

But pulling out when she would have trounced Obama made me rein in hard.

Yes, she’s the one to beat Hillary.

She’s also the one who can lift up the real conservatives and then trip them into the dust and walk away.

Sorta like when she did that before.

Last time she did that, Obama was left laughing in the White House.

If she does it again, Hillary will be left laughing in the White House.

Kind of a Ross Perot, but worse, because she doesn’t even run - she just undermines any other conservative candidate, and then leaves.

We’ll see.

Don’t get fooled by a pretty face.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 6:01:18 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: patriotspride

Yep true. Sarah / Cruz or Cruz / Sarah or Cruz/Paul or Paul / Cruz or Sarah/Paul or Paul / Lee all are ok for me compare to what the monster we got in White Hut.


18 posted on 11/04/2013 6:01:42 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: driftdiver

“Can she see the White House from her front porch? :)”

BTW - the quote that your statement is based on was never said by Sarah, it was a SNL skit....


19 posted on 11/04/2013 6:02:19 PM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: Jane Long; onyx; 2ndDivisionVet; Windflier
I hope either she or Cruz decide to sit it out, both of them running would put the GOPE's annointed straight in to the nomination.

We need a lot of RINO's to run against each other, Jeb, Christie, Ryan, maybe even Romney again with either Cruz or Palin walking in between them all, choosing the other as Veep candidate.

Hey, a man can dream, right?

:-)

20 posted on 11/04/2013 6:02:37 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: rktman

“Isn’t she the one that wants to hunt black people and shoot hispanics wherever they appear? And drinks tea too?”

Just damn, what is this crap about you are BSing here.


21 posted on 11/04/2013 6:03:19 PM PST by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: stockpirate

Yes I know,


22 posted on 11/04/2013 6:03:26 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Talisker
Meh, sorry, you read what happened wrong, as if she purposely lead us all on and them laughed as she pulled the football out from underneath us.

That's the troll version of what happened and you should know better.

23 posted on 11/04/2013 6:04:40 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: SamAdams76

She never declared her intention to run, but many “filled-in the blanks” hoping she would.


24 posted on 11/04/2013 6:04:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

every word I agree with.


25 posted on 11/04/2013 6:05:19 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: driftdiver

you’re aware that has never said that and it was a cheap shot against her by the late night show


26 posted on 11/04/2013 6:06:35 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Talisker

You really think the Romney GOP would’ve got behind her so she could defeat Barack Obama? Romney, with all his money and connections couldn’t pull that one off.


27 posted on 11/04/2013 6:06:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: manc

good grief


28 posted on 11/04/2013 6:09:15 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Talisker

LOL, you should ping pissant to your post, you two seem on the same page.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 6:10:14 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But she’s so stooopid! Not. Palin is the North Star of what is left of Western Civilization.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 6:10:22 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She never declared her intention to run, but many “filled-in the blanks” hoping she would.

Guilty as charged.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 6:11:51 PM PST by Kolath
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To: Oliviaforever

Doesn’t work that way. Two conservatives running against one RINO split the conservative vote—and let the RINO win.


32 posted on 11/04/2013 6:11:56 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: manc

For the record, if anyone cares, Big Diomede Island and Little Diomede Island are two miles apart across the Bering Strait. Big Diomede is part of Russia, and Little Diomede is part of Alaska. So you can see part of Russia from a part of Alaska. Not that the liberals would let the facts get in the way.

Liberals are allowed to misspeak or not say things precisely and its okay. Conservatives get beaten up if anything is not expressed in a precise manner, which is what happened with the Sarah Palin quote about seeing Russia from Alaska.


33 posted on 11/04/2013 6:13:15 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: El Cid

My state Republican primary is so late in the spring that the nominee was already determined weeks in advance. Thus, the state presidential primary is irrelevant.

There should be maybe 3 or 4 primary dates 2 to 3 weeks apart and approximately equal in the number of delegate numbers.
34 posted on 11/04/2013 6:14:50 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She better not play the teasing game this time around. In or out.


35 posted on 11/04/2013 6:15:11 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: HMS Surprise

Yep.


36 posted on 11/04/2013 6:15:28 PM PST by karnage
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To: TomGuy
There should be maybe 3 or 4 primary dates 2 to 3 weeks apart and approximately equal in the number of delegate numbers.

There should be a nationwide runoff primary, as many primaries as it takes for somebody to get 50% of the vote.

37 posted on 11/04/2013 6:16:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll believe it when she actually makes the announcement...not before. I got my hopes up once before; not again.


38 posted on 11/04/2013 6:18:31 PM PST by Artcore
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To: SamAdams76; Windflier
Windy, just an interest ping.

Sam ...
I hope we don’t have to go through another two years of the “is she running or is she not running” tease that we got put through during the 2010-2011 period.

I hated that, too. Man, it must be tough to be Sarah Palin. Wow. God bless her and keep her and hers safe. Todd looks like a worried man, to me. I keep them in my prayers.

Guys, we have a problem with the GOP. What does voting "republican" mean? It means "crap shoot," maybe he will, maybe he won't fight for limited government. Its national brand is of the hypocrite, the bargain-on-the-Dems'-terms linguini-spined "pragmatist."

Many Democrats voted for Obama for the same reason Republicans voted for Romney: because they thought the other party would be worse, and many Democrats would no more vote for disdained "Republican" than you or I would vote for a Democrat.

Time is short. How realistic to clear the GOP of blatant principle frauds like leftist big-government McCains and Romneys, and restore the confidence of Democrats re-thinking their "never vote Republican" vow ...

... bottom line, Romney and the like are third-party starters. I don't like it, but it is what it is.

I hope Palin finds the niche.

39 posted on 11/04/2013 6:20:35 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah fantasy quote on 0bamacare: "You betcha I toldya so!!
40 posted on 11/04/2013 6:21:49 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: El Cid
I hope she and Cruz don't split the Conservative vote...

I think conservatives should recognize this conservative weakness and a GOP-e strongpoint. As much as I hate GOP-e, they are able to promote less alternatives to focus on than conservatives do. Or, alternatively, they are able to promote at the same time a GOP-e candidate while somehow encouraging other GOP-e-backed candidates to run as RINO "conservatives".

41 posted on 11/04/2013 6:22:12 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This article doesn’t even remotely claim that Sarah Palin said she’s considering running for President. The author of the piece comes to that conclusion BECAUSE she has the testicular fortitude to actually call out Obama on his lies.

Oh my God, can this place EVER stop the circular firing squad?


42 posted on 11/04/2013 6:22:26 PM PST by swpa_mom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The dream presidential candidates: Palin vs Hillary


43 posted on 11/04/2013 6:23:30 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You really think the Romney GOP would’ve got behind her so she could defeat Barack Obama? Romney, with all his money and connections couldn’t pull that one off.””””

If she’s as good as so many freezers say she is she should win without their help.


44 posted on 11/04/2013 6:24:17 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She never declared her intention to run, but many “filled-in the blanks” hoping she would.

True and unfortunately history appears to be repeating itself as here it is three years before the next election and we are already getting our hopes up. I can't take another two years of this. If Palin is not going to be a candidate in 2016 either, she should do her supporters a favor and tell us now rather than two years from now so we can find another candidate to rally around.

Remember that Palin didn't tell us until October 2011 that she wasn't running. By then, most conservative alternatives were already knocked out of the race, allowing Mitt Romney to easily capture the nomination.

45 posted on 11/04/2013 6:24:51 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

perhaps ‘24

Cruz has gravitas, a current record

Sarah does not


46 posted on 11/04/2013 6:25:17 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: bert

Baloney.


47 posted on 11/04/2013 6:25:49 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PALIN/CRUZ!!

48 posted on 11/04/2013 6:27:20 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: driftdiver

for you in PC words then and not to give you a good grief.

There are enough laws out there without making homosexuals more of a protected class than they are already. What they do in their bedroom should stay in their bedroom but the problem is that it doesn’t.

There is no reason other than mental illness for homosexual men to act like they’re drama queen women and for homosexual women to act like a tough guy.

Hopefully that has not given you a good grief and that you might not have realized just how sick they are and what they do.


49 posted on 11/04/2013 6:28:00 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: bert

Is gravitas French for testicles?


50 posted on 11/04/2013 6:28:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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