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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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To: hoosiermama

I do not want to disagree with ‘dad’ but my guess Palin was ready to be president the minute she was born.
She has been elected to office man times, and served as governor as well as VP candidate.


51 posted on 07/15/2012 7:31:51 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: Sarah Barracuda

Sarah will not be allowed to speak at the convention for one reason, she would look like the sun to Willard’s Uranus.

Romney wants to stick it in the face of conservatives, he hates us. He will speak to the NAACP but not to Christian groups. He will never go after Obama like he went after Newt.


52 posted on 07/15/2012 7:35:24 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: jimbo123

Well how is he going to ban her? She can go if she wants, can’t she? Now I don’t know if she’ll be invited to speak there, but I don’t see how they can ban her from attendance? If ol’ Mickel Moore showed up unexpectedly at the 2004 Republican Conven. in New York, and wasn’t banned, how are they going to do that to Sarah?


53 posted on 07/15/2012 7:38:02 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: Lets Roll NOW

I’m tentatively pending on confirmation of this story.

I think it sounds like bunk.

But then again, I’ve been wrong before.

I certainly hope it’s bunk.


54 posted on 07/15/2012 7:38:58 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: jimbo123

Well how is he going to ban her? She can go if she wants, can’t she? Now I don’t know if she’ll be invited to speak there, but I don’t see how they can ban her from attendance? If ol’ Mickael Moore showed up unexpectedly at the 2004 Republican Conven. in New York, and wasn’t banned, how are they going to do that to Sarah?


55 posted on 07/15/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT by dsutah
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To: reefdiver

“We conservatives do not need rinos, they need us. “

Wrong. Rinos do not need us as they demonstrated in 1996 and 2008. Rinos are liberals and are fully happy banking their donations and spending their life in Washington.


56 posted on 07/15/2012 7:40:14 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Lakeshark

I mean there should be ‘no question’ that the last vice presidential candidate will be invited to the convention - speaking or not - great role or small role whether she wants to participate or not bein up to her......but just being silent about it means that they (Romney) are at least opening question whether to Invite her or not and there was a story months ago where they question whether or not to invite Palin....so this really isn’t a new story.

Look, ethier Romney directed or his advisors took it upon themselves to sabotage Sarah anonymously in 2008 according to many publications back then....if they hate Sarah so much then they hate the Tea Party types or anyone that wants better of the party just as much and this is disheartening that they will continue to fight US more than Them, the libs and socialists


57 posted on 07/15/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: tsowellfan

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

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Now, that is thinking positive! I like it.


58 posted on 07/15/2012 7:44:07 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("Not supporting Trosky is exactly the same as supporting Stalin." - anonymous party hack)
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To: Bigtigermike
If Palin manages to schedule a speech at the same time as the GOP keynote address, I see no problem watching hers.

No need to rehash the girlie men business-as-usual go-along-to-get-along RINOs.

The eunuchs can keep pretending that the 'Rats are worried.

59 posted on 07/15/2012 7:44:14 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
McCain told that elderly woman that we “Dont have to fear an Obama presidency” what kind of idiot says THAT!

I too believe that was the turning point in the election. It was a very sad moment in history.

Sarah Palin is the ONLY thing that kept McCain alive.

60 posted on 07/15/2012 7:45:34 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Bigtigermike
There's really no reason to bother watching the Republican convention if there are no Conservative speakers.

Still, if they have some violence I might tune in later on ~ but it'd really take something to get me to bother with it.

This is a campaign conducted by congenital losers and they will lose as bad this time as the last time they ran a campaign.

We will not be rid of this GOP-e crowd until we expel them from the party.

61 posted on 07/15/2012 7:46:41 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike; All

Not completely relevant to the thread, but funny nevertheless.

62 posted on 07/15/2012 7:47:41 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Bigtigermike
Hey, it's well known some of the Romney people tried to defame her, I know that, and you know I know that.

I'll be shocked if they shut her out when the time comes. It makes no sense. Please pardon me while I be a skeptic about the article and what it's trying to do. I seriously doubt they have any interest in real news.

63 posted on 07/15/2012 7:48:22 PM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt, the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: RginTN

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

He is who he is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDuA1yuQo6E

I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to support this culture of death Republican.


64 posted on 07/15/2012 7:49:32 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("Not supporting Trosky is exactly the same as supporting Stalin." - anonymous party hack)
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To: RginTN
Romney isn’t even working to get the Conservative voters energized to vote for him.

Palin would energize the convention like no one else could. I believe that she would go a long way also with women and independents. (despite what the LSM keeps telling us)

65 posted on 07/15/2012 7:49:49 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Romney doesn’t agree with you. He intends to lose.


66 posted on 07/15/2012 7:50:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah Palin is intelligent, caring and real. She leads by example and if her prescriptions for energy independence, free market principles and less government were followed, the country would be on a path to recovery. It would be to the detriment of the GOP and Romney if she is not given a role in Tampa.
67 posted on 07/15/2012 7:50:23 PM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: muawiyah

“We will not be rid of this GOP-e crowd until we expel them from the party.”

My friend. They have expelled us. Time to move on without the quislings.


68 posted on 07/15/2012 7:52:40 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("Not supporting Trosky is exactly the same as supporting Stalin." - anonymous party hack)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I disagree.

The elections are becoming closer. Our side is sending US jobs to China - increasing unemployment here, which wins votes for DEMOCRATS.

The GOP needs everything to win this election, and bring BACK American jobs. Right away.

Or the GOP will cease to exist.

That’s just a fact. The GOP is on it’s last legs right now.


69 posted on 07/15/2012 7:53:05 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
The RINOS lost in 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1960, etc. There's a really long history of this.

They are a small faction inside the Republican party but it has come time for us to rise up and expel them.

70 posted on 07/15/2012 7:56:30 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike

Palin’s speech at the 2008 convention was one of the best I’ve ever heard. I despise the GOP-E.


71 posted on 07/15/2012 7:57:36 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“The GOP needs everything to win this election, and bring BACK American jobs. Right away.

Or the GOP will cease to exist.

That’s just a fact. The GOP is on it’s last legs right now.”

If the current losership and nominee are the best GOP has to offer, I’m totally fine with its demise. Maybe in its place we will get a party that actually stands on its core principles and refuses to nominate gun grabbing socialist political charlatans.


72 posted on 07/15/2012 8:00:10 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: jimbo123

Good. Because I sure as shootin’ am NOT going to vote for the myth, Romney. I’ll write in Palin, Jones, Smith, Mickey Mouse...before I’ll ever cast a vote for the frickin fraud-Romney.


73 posted on 07/15/2012 8:01:05 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: Bigtigermike

Why would a liberal want a conservative to give a speech at his coronation?


74 posted on 07/15/2012 8:01:49 PM PDT by Capn Freedom
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To: Bigtigermike

Uummm....Ok Rommey is the nominee does it really matter whether Palin speaks or not? What would be the point with Mitt has the headliner. What could she possibly say that would make this a better situtation? Nobody is going to be watching this either way.

It would be like Ozzy giving a speech before Justin Bieber is accepted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Shame. Which will probably happen before Deep Purple, Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, etc... get in.


75 posted on 07/15/2012 8:05:29 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; All
That’s just a fact. The GOP is on it’s last legs right now.

I say let 'em fall. Time for a new party, and one WILL be coming along within the next few years, whether the GOP-E likes it or not. Our political system is reaching a point where, as a complex system, it will have enough energy injected into it to begin bifurcating like a chaotic system, and we're going to see our system drop over to a new strange attractor. Bet on it.

Further, it's numerically about time for another huge shift in our political system. ~90 years ago, we saw the Great Depression and the start of the New Deal. ~70 before that, the end of slavery and the civil war. ~50 years before that, the collapse of the Federalists and the beginning of the Era of Good Feelings and Democratic-Republican dominance for two decades. ~30 before that, the Revolution. ~10 years before that, the first serious colonial independence movements resulting from the Stamp Act, etc., after the end of the French and Indian War.

10-30-50-70-90. There's a pattern there, and we're nearing the end of the 90 year period for this cycle. Every other time, there have been huge dislocations, socially and politically, and in many cases, at least one of the major political parties has collapsed, or nearly done so, before being replaced and things renormalising a few elections later. We are on the cusp of major dislocations due to the massive debt, economic problems, and constitutional crises that Obama is forcing. Don't be surprised if the GOP simply collapses within a few years. Be ready to hop on board to build its replacement - while shutting out all of the present power brokers, brown nosers, and the rest in the current GOP.

76 posted on 07/15/2012 8:05:42 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Bigtigermike

We are being spat upon and laughed at by the GOP. They shoved the feckless Romney on us and care nothing for our values. Why? Because too many of us will STILL march into the voting booth and vote for who they tell us.


77 posted on 07/15/2012 8:07:28 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: vmivol00

“If the current losership and nominee are the best GOP has to offer, I’m totally fine with its demise. Maybe in its place we will get a party that actually stands on its core principles and refuses to nominate gun grabbing socialist political charlatans.”

I really have nothing to add to your post. I just think it bears repeating.


78 posted on 07/15/2012 8:07:57 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: svcw

Agreed. Pathetic, isn’t it?


79 posted on 07/15/2012 8:08:36 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Mean Maryjean

Shoot, just get together with other real conservatives and vote for Virgil Goode with the Constitution Party.


80 posted on 07/15/2012 8:09:44 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Not me.
And yes I have a big girl crush on Palin..........((((sigh))))) ;-)


81 posted on 07/15/2012 8:14:21 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: Yashcheritsiy

A very interesting post, and your historical summary is intriguing. Not sure I follow you on this though:
“Our political system is reaching a point where, as a complex system, it will have enough energy injected into it to begin bifurcating like a chaotic system, and we’re going to see our system drop over to a new strange attractor.”

Please explain. My take is simply that there is no need for two leftwing, big government, small liberty parties. Unrepresented people will go elsewhere. Obviously your analysis is more complex and I would like to understand it.


82 posted on 07/15/2012 8:17:00 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

:....., and even nominate Palin as his VP.”

Palin would never accept a offer of a position from Romney. He burnt his bridges in 2008, and now has to spin Palin as a McCain mistake, when any fair observer would have noticed that Palin singlehandedly almost dragged a whinning, crying, and moribund McCain accross the line. Good thing that there were Romney folks on hand to save McCain from Palin by making sure he lost....lolololol

You’ll notice that Palin never endorses Romney directly keeping to the ABO meme......Doesn’t take much to see that Romney has earned himself a lifelong adversary....To my mind he deserves all the grief that Palin will undoubtedly heep on him. Good for her! Karma time for Mitt.

What goes around, comes around.......


83 posted on 07/15/2012 8:19:14 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: hoosiermama

“If not VP a cabinet post...She would really take a whip to energy.”

I fail to see how a stint in the Federal bureaucratic caverns would be anything other than determental to any long term political goals Sarah may have.

She’s fine where she is now, in the public eye, developing a public trust of her vision.....Her day will surely arrive, just as Reagan’s did, and a meaningless detour is not in the cards.


84 posted on 07/15/2012 8:35:50 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Psalm 144
If you abolished the single member district you'd have a multiparty system going OVERNIGHT.

You have to adopt something like the party-list voting scheme popular in Israel, or the variation of that found in Denmark, or in Nederland.

Although these systems seem extremely different, they have been used in the USA in the past. Indiana used to have a system where no state legislative district could be smaller than a single county. That meant that 25% of the members were being elected from one district ~ (Indianapolis/Marion County) and another 20% were elected the same way in Vanderburg, Allen and Lake counties (Evansville, Fort Wayne and Gary/Hammond/East Chicago)

We survived, and smaller factions were able to work outside the two main parties to get their candidates elected ~ when you have 25 positions available in a single district a faction as small as 2.5% of the voting population can regularly win at least one position.

The math's different, but what happens under these other schemes is the factions making up the parties as we know them simply move out on their own and reserve their coalition activities for the legislative body.

The GOP-e would not survive multi-member districts.

85 posted on 07/15/2012 8:46:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I suspect it is bunk too. It would demoralize those who might support the Republican candidate. Just the trick if you ask me.


86 posted on 07/15/2012 8:50:46 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

What? The word is getting out that only the RINOS and fearfilled are voting for Romney, and the s.o.b. conservatives are not?

About time. Hope the GOPE notices that 3 or 4% of us, or whatever it actually turns out to be, may matter in the end.

Probably they should have thought this problem through, before they crammed Romney down our throat. A socialist on a Republican ticket is no way to get my vote. EVER.

They are done with us and it’s quite clear our vote will be replaced by the 3/4% of socialists who are out of work. We are banished. But for the suckers who will vote Establishment.

Ick.


87 posted on 07/15/2012 8:54:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: Psalm 144
All societies are made up of all sorts of divisions, factions, associations and dissociations.

When you have single member districts any representative system of governance is going to end up with two parties, each of which is dedicated to getting 50%+1 of the votes so they can put their guy into office.

That's why there are two major parties ~ with only a thin fringe around them.

The shape of America's political spectrum is what is known mathematically as a BI MODAL SADDLE.

The upshot is that the coalition building politics commonly found in European parliaments is done BEFORE the elections in the USA (and Canada and Mexico).

The problem for many of us comes from the disruption created by a dominant, but other wise small and otherwise meaningless and insignificant minority like the GOP-e who are able to control the donations streams!

Democrats have the same problem where a 15% minority of Democrats ~ the Far Left ~ have seized control of the organs of governance.

The GOP-e is, at most 5%, but in affiliation with the business class, can mount about 20% of the vote and regularly stick us with a congenital loser as our top end standard bearer.

Things are better down in the legislative districts, but not much.

Analysts used to look at this GOP-e phenomenon and describe it as the "Presidential Republicans". Today they're known as the Mittbots ~ and they've added a church to their internal power structure. I see a night of the long knives ahead for that mess.

88 posted on 07/15/2012 8:57:15 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Bigtigermike
She catalyzed the American conservative movement anew, when their previously anointed CINO (McCain) failed miserably in so doing... and where their current CINO du jour (Mittens) is pratfalling, just as predictably.

They will never, ever, EVER forgive her for that.

89 posted on 07/15/2012 9:13:45 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: RIghtwardHo

” Because too many of us will STILL march into the voting booth and vote for who they tell us.”<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Amen, brother! Amen!

Let me risk repeating myself: There are conservatives who are more RINO pragmatic than conservative, and there are conservatives who are more afraid than conservative, and then there are the s.o.b. conservatives who will cross the line. No surrender. These are the ones I want to hang with.

Romney. in a thousand ways, has already told us to kiss off.
I intend to oblige him.


90 posted on 07/15/2012 9:27:10 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: bicyclerepair

Well said, my FRiend.


91 posted on 07/15/2012 9:29:44 PM PDT by MortMan (Laughter is the best medicine, especially when ridiculing your enemies.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The Republican Party is rotting from within. I wish Sarah and other like-minded politicans would flip the elites the bird and all join another party, like the Constitution Party.

They all are so clearly not welcome, as are the rank-and-file conservative, it just doesn’t make sense to waste time with them.


92 posted on 07/15/2012 9:37:19 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: svcw

Conservatives are the only political opponents Rinos have. They love the socialists. They want to be like the British Tory Party and name all the opposition haters and terrorists.


93 posted on 07/15/2012 9:40:59 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Bigtigermike

[ Romney was the choice of the party’s elites ]

Actually too many conservative candidates was what selected Romney.. The conservative vote was watered down.. It was not party elites at all..

Unless some of the candidates were the party elites..
Romney is and was known to be a RINO... still is..
Too many conservatives is what selected Romney..

Some conservatives are not conservatives..
Whats needed is a radical.. not a conservative..
It would take a radical to restore this Republic..
Radical change is needed..

The word conservative is nebulous..


94 posted on 07/15/2012 9:47:46 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Bigtigermike; Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; ...
If she doesn't get a prime time speaking role, Romney is dumber than dirt!
Sarah Palin's Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

95 posted on 07/15/2012 9:49:04 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: KC_Lion

I remain praying for a miracle in Tampa.
Hope she’s ready!


96 posted on 07/15/2012 9:51:40 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY- IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I remember when Glenn Beck was talking about how the progressives and communists had taken over the Democrat party and were starting to take over the GOP and I thought to myself “Nah, not the GOP” but these RINOS they act just like the Democrats too. I can say one thing that the Dems do differently than the RINOS do in our party, they don’t eat their own. You’ll never hear any Dem trash Wasserman Shultz even though she is a walking epic fail of stupid..but with the GOP elitists, for some reason, love trashing Conservatives. If Romney had ANY brains in his head, he would have invited Sarah a long time ago, even if he doesn’t like her, he could have used her support, by doing this, all he has done is alienated a large portion of the GOP, is Romney THAT desperate for Independent voters that he will throw us down the shaft


97 posted on 07/15/2012 10:03:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: onyx
I've been dropped from the Sarah list again...?!? :(
98 posted on 07/15/2012 10:04:30 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: Bigtigermike

OK, so I haven’t read all 90 plus posts but I imagine that many of us are saying something like: Palin is our favorite leader in the party. She draws the largest crowds since Reagan. She is a great speaker. She is supporting Romney.

SO, if she isn’t invited to speak, I will not be watching any of the convention.

Why are they demotivating the base?


99 posted on 07/15/2012 10:04:33 PM PDT by garjog
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To: SaraJohnson

Yep.
I love your screen name.
Sara Johnson super detective and international spy............ ;-)


100 posted on 07/15/2012 10:13:15 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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