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Scarborough: Why on earth wouldn’t you let Palin speak at the convention?
Hot Air ^ | August 7,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 08/07/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Via the Daily Caller, I couldn’t agree more. What possible reason is there to exclude her? She’s the reining vice presidential nominee; she gives a hell of a speech; she’s on a major roll in helping tea-party candidates win their Senate primaries; and she has a passionate base that’s lukewarm at best about Romney.

If Team Mitt can find a slot for Rand Paul in the interest of keeping Paul fans inside the tent, they can find one for Palin in the interest of keeping her supporters inside. The only argument I can think of for why they might be lukewarm about her is that putting her back in the convention spotlight will further raise her profile, which might come back to bite Romney if Palin emerges as a major critic of his from the right during his first term. But that’s likely to happen anyway if he governs from the center, and she’s already sufficiently famous that the convention spotlight won’t do anything, really, to add to her platform.

He’s better off making nice and showing her some respect. It’ll make conservatives happy and won’t alienate anyone except the most Frum-ian Palin critics. Seems like an easy call to me.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; palin; palin2012

1 posted on 08/07/2012 5:47:19 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Or Newt?

The only one that really fires me up.


2 posted on 08/07/2012 5:50:20 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Hojczyk

Because maybe they don’t care?

None of the true conservatives will be allowed to speak (Palin, Gingrich, and several others).

They’ve written us off. Pity, because I got out a lot of votes for their stinky loser McCain the last time around after Palin was nominated.

Not going to happen this time, and I think they know that we’re burned out. They’re not even going to pretend to promote any conservative this time around.


3 posted on 08/07/2012 5:53:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: Hojczyk

I’m getting the feeling that Romney does not want a campaign about conservatism...which is something Palin would talk about. He wants to stress the bad economy thanks to Obama’s wayward policies, but he doesn’t want to tell the country why conservatism is superior to liberalism. In short: he wants to run a safe campaign. He can run the welfare state better than Obama. Not much to cheer about that kind of campaign.


4 posted on 08/07/2012 5:53:54 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Hojczyk

Palin dwarfs the GOP-e and she can’t be controlled. That’s a problem for Team Mitt.


5 posted on 08/07/2012 5:55:24 PM PDT by Third Person ( A man's got to know his limitations.)
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To: Hojczyk

Why?

Answer: She will show how really dull the candidates are.


6 posted on 08/07/2012 5:56:14 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Hojczyk
We'll be purging the GOP-e from the party come the day after the election ~ so they're taking their last chance to get even with the Conservatives and Regular Republicans now.

They are as petty as anyone ever imagined them to be and they will never admit they threw the election.

7 posted on 08/07/2012 5:57:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Third Person

Accurate assessment.


8 posted on 08/07/2012 5:58:01 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Hojczyk
Darkness hates the light.
9 posted on 08/07/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Hojczyk

“What possible reason is there to exclude her...”

Her presence reminds the RinoCracy, that in the end, they REQUIRE the consent of We the People to enjoy their perks in the city We pay for...Washington DC.


10 posted on 08/07/2012 6:03:02 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Hojczyk

I think the reason she hasn’t been invited is because she has stood strong and has NOT endorsed romney in any way except abo. AND she is backing downballot conservatives who will fight him tooth and nail.


11 posted on 08/07/2012 6:07:21 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Hojczyk
Most cameras would be following her, not Romney. Sarah and Newt connect to the people. Romney is very dull and would only manage the decay.

She could be the next generation of conservatism. They are threatened by that. If I were her; I would not trust them. I would only trust my closest confident.

12 posted on 08/07/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Hojczyk
Sarah can't speak at the convention. If they allow her to speak, she won't rally the base for Romney, she will simply own the convention.

Romney and the gop-e, will look like back markers and they know it.

13 posted on 08/07/2012 6:14:26 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Hojczyk

Palin and Newt need to be invited to speak...


14 posted on 08/07/2012 6:17:27 PM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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To: Hojczyk

There’s a story that Marianne Faithfull once told - about the ‘release’ party the Rolling Stones held for their 1968 l.p. Beggar’s Banquet...

She said the Stones were REALLY feeling good, they’d come out with a strong album and they were feeling great about the band... then, in came Paul McCartney to the party - with an acetate of the Beatles next single - “Hey Jude”.
Single handedly KILLED the party for the Stones.

Sarah Palin showing up and speaking at this year’s RINO convention would have the SAME effect.


15 posted on 08/07/2012 6:20:25 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Hojczyk

What’s scary about Romney already is what he’s not saying during his campaign, and what he won’t allow conservatives to say.


16 posted on 08/07/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hojczyk
If you're a RINO, why WOULD you is the question! To his 'handlers' she would only upstage him and drive the INDEPENDENTS away. He's counting on a huge chunk of Zero's white Democrat base to desert the Won. If Palin shows up he fears they'll head back to Obungler! Same reason he's not taking a stand on Chick fil a or any other issue.

If he were a true Conservative Obama would be picking buckshot out of his ass by now. This is another John McLame strategy.

17 posted on 08/07/2012 6:38:24 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Hojczyk

If the GOP ever turns conservative, I and many others will financially support it again.

Right now, I feel that I would be throwing my money in a black hole if I were to respond to all the GOP petitions that I receive in the mail.


18 posted on 08/07/2012 6:54:22 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Hojczyk

If you want people to watch your convention, you’d think you would invite the one person that would be your biggest draw. If I were romney, yuck! oh the thought, yucky poo, cough, choke, ... I wouldn’t just invite Sarah Palin to speak, I’d beg her to come every day and mingle with the crowd. Because I would want the excitement that she brings with her by just being herself.


19 posted on 08/07/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Third Person
Palin dwarfs the GOP-e and she can’t be controlled. That’s a problem for Team Mitt.

That's it. How many Americans remember Palin's last convention speech fondly? How many other speeches from four years ago are even remembered? Keeping her off the podium is a good idea if we want the nominee to even be noticed.

20 posted on 08/07/2012 6:59:38 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: GloriaJane

I’ll go one better, and suggest Romney / Palin 2012.

After which I will provide a bit of contrary advice:

If not, then starting November 7th 2012, I’ll be strongly, strongly on the offense as opposition.

Right after the Romney victory.

Take your pick.


21 posted on 08/07/2012 7:02:12 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: unixfox
Or Newt? The only one that really fires me up.

That's me. Exactly.

22 posted on 08/07/2012 8:24:32 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: GOPJ

+1


23 posted on 08/07/2012 8:28:00 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Hojczyk

When guys like Joe and Allah are saying you need to do the deal with Palin...you need to do the deal with Palin.


24 posted on 08/07/2012 8:45:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Texas Fossil
"Answer: She will show how really dull the candidates are."

Nailed it!

25 posted on 08/07/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: MestaMachine

I agree. Palin is not speaking because she has not endorsed the candidate. If Palin was the nominee do you think she would let people speak who did not support her?


26 posted on 08/08/2012 5:19:54 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Hojczyk

I have seen no evidence Sarah wants to speak at the convention. I have seen no evidence she has future political aspirations beyond selecting and strongly supporting conservative candidates.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 5:23:46 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

Bert I have to agree with you. She might even say no if asked....she is rogue. She is Sarah!


28 posted on 08/08/2012 5:51:36 AM PDT by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: joethedrummer
It's our diversity that makes conservatives interesting.

Liberal 'talk' about diversity, but it's silly - some minor skin pigmentation differences and a few off the wall sex practices. We have interesting political diversity - intense debates raging within the Party - and Sarah represents one group. Newt another. Both should be there as part of the team - both should be asked to speak.

29 posted on 08/08/2012 8:40:07 AM PDT by GOPJ (..convinced if you put a compass in the hands of a liberal, it will point south -Fr Neveronmywatch)
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