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  • Santorum suspends campaign, but “we are not done fighting” to defeat Obama

    04/10/2012 12:13:31 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 40 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 4/10/12 | Michelle Malkin
    Rick Santorum fought hard, he fought well, and he gave voice to a large contingent of grass-roots conservative activists across the country who wanted a candidate who lived the values he preached. He held Mitt Romney’s feet to the fire on health care, challenged Newt Gingrich’s green flirtations and past support for the individual mandate, and took on Ron Paul’s foreign policy extremism. His presence improved everyone else’s game — and that will serve the GOP ticket well this fall, whoever ends up on it.
  • Romney opens lead in Santorum's backyard

    04/05/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT · by Ocarterma · 265 replies
    Mitt Romney Leads In New Pennsylvania Poll ^ | 04/05/2012 | Doug Mataconis
    Two days after losing three more primaries, Rick Santorum appears to be in trouble in his home state: Mitt Romney’s taken the lead in PPP’s newest poll of Rick Santorum’s home state of Pennsylvania. Romney has 42% to 37% for Santorum with Ron Paul at 9% and Newt Gingrich at 6%. The numbers represent a dramatic turnaround from when PPP polled the state a month ago. Romney’s gained 17 points, going from 25% to 42%. Meanwhile Santorum’s dropped 6 points from 43% to 37%, for an overall swing of 23 points in the last four weeks.
  • Game on: Obama-Romney video mashup [VIDEO]

    04/04/2012 9:35:57 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/4/12 | Nicole Goodrich
    Claws came out this week during nearly back-to-back speeches from President Barack Obama and Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney. The two spoke on Tuesday and Wednesday during a meeting of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, and from the sound of it, you’d think they were the only two candidates left in the race. Obama and Romney gave the news media a taste of the talking points that could fill ads, news coverage, op-eds and talk-show airtime during the fall election season. The president criticized Romney’s support of Wisconsin Republican Rep Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, saying the GOP is too...
  • Fmr. McCain Strategist Nicolle Wallace To Maddow: ‘Both Parties Will Forever Avoid A Palin Choice’

    03/12/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Frances Martel
    On the tail of Game Change‘s premiere on HBO, former McCain/Palin adviser Nicolle Wallace, prominently featured in the film, visited Rachel Maddow tonight to expand upon the lessons of the 2008 campaign, and made clear that she felt fairly guilty about working to make someone “fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job” the Vice President of the United States. Wallace noted that she was still in shock as to “how close we came to having somebody a heartbeat away from the presidency so fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job,” adding that, while she thought tossing around the term “PTSD”...
  • The real trouble with Rick (he can't win because he's "a sourpuss")

    02/21/2012 4:22:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 68 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | John Podhoretz
    Can Rick Santorum win the Republican nomination? Sure. He’s leading in the polls nationally and in important states — and he’s doing so without so much as a campaign headquarters. Imagine what might happen if Santorum pulls off a few more stunning upsets. -SNIP- There seems to be a notion in political circles that Mitt Romney can just stay the course and go all the way to the convention in Tampa, but staying the course likely won’t be good enough. -SNIP- Republican voters would be eminently mistaken to believe that. As things stand right now, Rick Santorum can’t win the...
  • How disastrous was Santorum’s endorsement of Specter? Can you say "Obamacare?"

    02/08/2012 3:37:31 PM PST · by red flanker · 124 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 30, 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    Rick Santorum backed Arlen Specter over Pat Toomey in 2004. It was a tough race with Toomey mounting a credible, well-financed challenge. Toomey’s candidacy, by his own estimation, was one of the precursors to the Tea Party movement: The “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party” between big spending moderates and committed conservatives that was evident in 2004 may have inspired subsequent Tea Party efforts, Toomey suggested. Despite losing out on key endorsements from leading Republican figures in 2004, Toomey believes his primary campaign created a strong foundation for conservative activism that translated into victory in 2010....
  • Newt Gingrich’s Nevada campaign appears in disarray

    02/02/2012 6:25:49 AM PST · by DM1 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2012 | Amy Gardner
    Things haven't gotten much better for Newt Gingrich ..... The former House speaker abruptly canceled a meeting with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ... Not even Gingrich's campaign advisers know why the campaign scheduler called it off, irking them and those in Sandoval's office who had helped set up the event. ..... Other signs of disarray appeared Wednesday. Gingrich's schedule called for a 1 p.m. rally in Reno, but volunteers put out word that the event would be at noon — and that supporters should show up at 11:30. .....
  • McDonnell endorsing Romney ahead of S.C. primary

    01/20/2012 5:00:49 AM PST · by wolfman23601 · 69 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 1/20/12 | Julian Walker
    Gov. Bob McDonnell said this morning that he's endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney today before heading to South Carolina to campaign for the Republican presidential candidate ahead of the Palmetto State's primary Saturday. Virginia's governor discussed his endorsement of Romney on CNBC's show, "Squawk Box," and planned additional interviews with CNN and FOX News. Those interviews coincide with McDonnell's travel to New York City for a economic development meeting this morning. The governor will head to South Carolina this afternoon for a rally in Charleston and remain in the state into Saturday for other Romney campaign events tonight and...
  • Video: Sununu Rips MSNBC Anchors

    01/11/2012 2:01:40 AM PST · by careyb · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/10/12 | John Sununu
  • Santorum And Sandusky (MEGA BARF - be on the lookout for this one)

    01/02/2012 6:20:12 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Another audience member questioned the candidate about Santorum awarding former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with the Angels in Adoption Award. Santorum explained that he lacked knowledge of the situation at the time and noted that the award has since been withdrawn. In response to his explanation, the audience member asked, "So we shouldn't trust Obama with our kids, but we can trust you?"
  • Flashback: Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance

    11/15/2011 11:17:24 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 112 replies · 3+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 15 May 2011 | staff
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance – a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination. Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance.
  • Bill Kristol: Herman Cain Is Not Going To Be The Nominee, He Was Never Going To Be

    11/06/2011 7:58:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 6, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    On Fox News Sunday today, Bill Kristol threw cold water on Herman Cain‘s presidential candidacy, arguing that regardless of his popularity among conservative voters and whether or not his sexual harassment scandal will end up helping or hurting him, there was very little chance in the first place he was ever going to be the Republican nominee. Chris Wallace brought up Cain’s contentious exchange with a reporter last night over the allegations over his sexual harassment controversy, and asked the panel if there was a connection between what Cain is currently going through and what Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas...
  • Why are Ace of Spades and HotAir Helping the Left Smear Cain Over his "China Nukes" Comment?

    11/02/2011 8:01:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11-02-2011 | Montag813
    Herman Cain said this on PBS NewsHour last night, regarding his assertion of a growing military threat from China (VIDEO):And secondly, we already have superiority in terms of our military capability, and I plan to get away from making cutting our defense a priority and make investing in our military capability a priority, going back to my statement: peace through strength and clarity. So yes they’re a military threat. They’ve indicated that they’re trying to develop nuclear capability and they want to develop more aircraft carriers like we have. So yes, we have to consider them a military threat. Immediately,...
  • Ann Coulter: ‘I want Romney-Cain’

    10/21/2011 3:33:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2011 | Jeff Poor
    To say Ann Coulter had a political crush on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might be putting it mildly. So when Christie announced he wasn’t running for president, and then endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the natural thing for her to do would have been to push for a Romney-Christie ticket. Not so fast. On Thursday night’s “Hannity,” the author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America” elaborated on her endorsement of Romney last week, but also endorsed Cain for his signature “9-9-9” tax plan. “I am so glad you asked about Herman Cain,” Coulter said. “I...
  • Does Rick Perry Owe Mitt Romney an Apology?

    10/18/2011 11:45:22 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 39 replies
    Red State ^ | 10-18-11 | Brookhaven
    The Rick Perry campaign recently came out with a campaign ad highlighting the fact that Mitt Romney enacted a state run health care system in Massachusetts. I found the ad particularly powerful, because I feel that nationalized health care should be a litmus test for Republicans. No candidate that has supported a state run single payer health care system is, in my humble opinion, fit to the be the GOP nominee in 2012. Then I found this in Rick Perry’s Wikipedia entry: In 1993, Perry, while serving as Texas agriculture commissioner, expressed support for the Clinton health care reform proposal,...
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Republicans say minds are not made up

    10/17/2011 11:00:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 172 replies
    Fox59 ^ | October 17, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Las Vegas, Nevada— One day before a CNN Western Republican presidential debate, a new national survey indicates that Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are essentially tied for the lead in the race for the GOP nomination, with Rick Perry dropping to a distant third. .....According to the poll [CNN/ORC International Poll], only one third of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they will definitely support the candidate they are currently backing, with two thirds saying they may change their minds. "With only 33% of all Republicans saying that their minds are made up, it's far too early...
  • Second poll Shows Cain N.H. Surge

    10/10/2011 11:11:38 AM PDT · by Southnsoul · 25 replies
    POLITICO ^ | Oct. 10, 2011
    The second poll in a few days shows Herman Cain jumping into second place in New Hampshire. A survey from the Harvard Institute of Politics and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics shows Cain with 20 percent of the vote, trailing Mitt Romney, who remains in first place with 38 percent. Ron Paul is in third place with 13 percent. The poll comes on the heels of a WMUR/UNH poll that put Romney at 37 percent, Cain at 12 percent and Paul at 9 percent. Both polls had Rick Perry languishing with just 4 percent of the vote. The Harvard/NHIOP...
  • McCain Campaign Considered Not Letting Palin Be Sworn In if They Won (McCain stabs Palin)

    In 2008, John McCain's campaign team discussed whether they should let Sarah Palin be sworn in as vice-president if they were to win the election, according to campaign staffer Nicolle Wallace. "There certainly were discussions -- not for long because of the arc the campaign took -- but certainly there were discussions about whether, if they were to win, it would be appropriate for her to be sworn in," Wallace tells Time's Claire Suddath. In her new novel, It's Classified, Wallace has a character -- a mentally ill female vice-president -- which she says is based on her experience working...
  • Romney Time: Christie holdout GOP bundlers ready to settle for Mitt [retread troll zot]

    10/04/2011 1:33:17 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 152 replies
    Capital NY ^ | 10/04/2011 | Reid Pillifant
    With Governor Chris Christie confirming today that he won't seek the presidency, some big-name donors are finally ready to commit themselves to Mitt Romney. "A lot of us who normally would have been in this presidential race a long time ago, have been waiting for Christie to make a decision," said Georgette Mosbacher, a Republican uber-fund-raiser and finance co-chair of the Republican National Committee who was among a group of Republican bundlers hoping to convince Christie to enter the race. "I think tomorrow, we’ll be contacting one another and probably put something together with Romney." [...] At a meeting with...
  • Perry's Bad Night

    09/23/2011 6:25:38 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 56 replies
    NY Times ^ | Gail Collins
    Gloom pervades the land. Some people believe it’s the economy. Others blame the weather. I think it’s because the country is gradually coming to grips with the fact that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee for president. Earl Wilson/The New York Times Gail Collins Go to Columnist Page » Related Times Topics: Rick Perry | Mitt Romney Readers’ Comments Share your thoughts. Post a Comment » It is a scientific fact. Every minute, somewhere in America, another citizen realizes that Mitt is going to be in our face for the next 14 months. Conceivably for the next...
  • Bachmann's husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds

    06/28/2011 7:41:48 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 200 replies
    NBC ^ | Tuesday June 28, 2011 | Michael Isikoff
    While Rep. Michele Bachmann has forcefully denounced the Medicaid program for swelling the "welfare rolls," the mental health clinic run by her husband has been collecting annual Medicaid payments totaling over $137,000 for the treatment of patients since 2005, according to new figures obtained by NBC News. The previously unreported payments are on top of the $24,000 in federal and state funds that Bachmann & Associates, the clinic founded by Marcus Bachmann, a clinical therapist, received in recent years under a state grant to train its employees, state records show. The figures were provided to NBC News in response to...
  • Erick Erickson's Misguided Defense Of Ziegler In Palin Attack(Backround history on Ziegler)

    06/13/2011 5:34:58 PM PDT · by Clyde5445 · 7 replies ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011 | Dan Riehl
    Unfortunately, Redstate editor Erick Erickson made a woefully misguided post in defense of John Ziegler after Ziegler posted yet another one of his manifestos, this one aimed at the Palins and published by the Daily Caller. I'm assuming the Stalker Weekly rejected it first and DC picked it up. They're always trolling for a negative Palin story to drum up traffic. From Ziegler's pre-criticism rebuttal, I suspect we learn his true motivations. There's a documented history of his turning on people while claiming he isn't whenever he has been met with rejection.
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president," says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. "She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run." "I don't think she's going to run," says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. "She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she's doing now and say that she's found a way to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • Keene Edge

    02/09/2011 4:17:56 AM PST · by lakeprincess · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2011 | Jennifer Harper
    "When you’re dealing with something as fractious as the conservative movement — I mean, when there were only five of us we were arguing — that dissent is really part of the energy. And that’s the difference between conservatives and all the rest. They go home invigorated after their arguments are over,” American Conservative Union Chairman David Keene tells Inside the Beltway. “At CPAC, they meet new people to work with and work for, they parse out the politics. And they end up with renewed energy to pick up the cudgels for the next fight...I'm the designated pinata."
  • Romney inches closer

    01/13/2011 6:51:20 AM PST · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney, the AP reports, has stepped down from the board of the Marriott hotel chain, another methodical step toward his 2012 run. His aides have told other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April.
  • NH poll shows Romney with 23-point lead over Palin (The early, early show)

    01/07/2011 9:36:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It will be more than a year before New Hampshire voters trudge to the polls for the first primary in the nation, but the New Hampshire Journal feels it’s just the right time to take the Granite State temperature on the Republican field. As expected, Mitt Romney from neighboring Massachusetts takes the early lead in the poll, but perhaps the extent of that lead will provide a mild surprise. Romney leads Sarah Palin by 23 points, and Mike Huckabee is the only other candidate in double digits: Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire in...
  • Todd Palin Could Be Next on 'Dancing With the Stars'

    12/01/2010 5:20:12 PM PST · by jakerobins · 18 replies
    After Bristol Palin brought 'Dancing With the Stars' unprecedented buzz and ratings, it sounds like the show's producers are dying to go back to the Palin well. This time, they want Bristol's dad. "They want him big time," a source told E! Onlione. "They'd love Sarah, but they don't think that will ever happen, so why not go for the dad." The show is also after another politician's daughter, Meghan McCain, as well. Which would mean, if producers have their way, that family members of the 2008 GOP Presidential ticket would be instead be competing against one another.
  • The GOP Presidential Primary Isn’t Big Enough for Palin and a Bunch of Others

    11/22/2010 11:38:15 AM PST · by FTJM · 179 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/22/10 | Jim Geraghty
    The two Republicans whose names came up most often on the NR cruise? Sarah Palin and Chris Christie. In my interactions with only a fraction of the 700+ NR cruisegoers — mostly older, mostly well-off, passionate about politics, and many heavily involved with the tea parties — I found about two-thirds wildly enthusiastic about Sarah Palin; you could hear the gasps when Scott Rasmussen predicted she would not be the 2012 Republican nominee. Most of the remaining one-third said that while they personally liked Palin, they didn’t want to see her run in 2012, or anytime soon. An isolated few...
  • Bristol Palin didn't turn in her absentee ballot

    11/04/2010 10:13:34 AM PDT · by Franklin Wright · 206 replies
    yahoo ^ | 11/4/10
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Bristol Palin has been so busy practicing her moves for "Dancing With the Stars," she apparently forgot to send in her absentee ballot. The 20-year-old daughter of former Gov. Sarah Palin, who campaigned for candidates across the nation in this election, told the syndicated TV show "Inside Edition" after Tuesday's night show, "I did not send in my absentee ballot in Alaska. I'm going to be in trouble. Sorry, Mom!"
  • Michael Smerconish: In GOP civil war, it's RINOs vs. EIPOs ("Electable In Primaries Only")

    09/27/2010 1:36:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | September 27, 2010 | Michael Smerconish
    It sounds like something out of science fiction. A battle for the Planet GOP is currently underway, pitting the RINOs against the EIPOs. Cue Orson Welles. As the RINOs appear headed for extinction, (political) scientists are left wondering if Planet GOP is itself doomed if its landscape is left only to the EIPOs. The RINOs -- Republicans in name only -- evolved from the likes of H. John Heinz and John Chafee. Until recently, their ranks included Arlen Specter, Mike Castle and, well, me. They were registered in the Republican Party, but not because of a purely ideological connection. Consequently,...
  • Romney: Let’s face it, Obama’s going to be very tough to beat (Expects Good Obama-conomy soon)

    09/24/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 9-24-10 | Allahpundit
    Via GOP12, I’m surprised that this modest statement of painfully obvious fact is making waves today. Click the image below and skip ahead to 8:00 for the money part, although the whole thing’s worth watching. He starts with a cute bit about phoning the families of National Guardsmen to say hi, proceeds to talk about Campaign ’08, and then after the part about Obama praises Palin for her “energy and spunk and passion.” (“Code words,” says Ben Smith, trying to stir up trouble.) What makes this newsworthy, I guess, is that it’s a rare caution about hubris at a moment...
  • Palin Opens Up About Possible 2012 Run, Says She's Willing to 'Give It a Shot'

    09/17/2010 2:56:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 296 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2010
    Sarah Palin may be edging closer to a 2012 presidential run, telling Fox News "I would give it a shot" if the American people think she's "the one." The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for the Reagan Dinner, a big GOP fundraiser in the heart of water-testing country for presidential candidates. Palin has remained coy about her ambitions, but she elaborated a bit in an interview with Fox News, attaching several conditions to the possibility of a 2012 presidential run. "If the American people were to be ready for someone...
  • Why Christine O'Donnell's victory is scary

    09/14/2010 9:41:11 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 99 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/15/10 | Ruth Marcus
    Partisan Democrats are delighted about Christine O'Donnell's Republican primary victory over Rep. Mike Castle in the race for the open Delaware Senate seat. I’m despondent. From the Democratic point of view, the defeat of the moderate, well-known Castle turns what had looked to be a lost cause into a likely win. Keeping the seat in Democratic hands could be the margin of control in the Senate. So the folks who focus on electing Democrats and keeping a Democratic majority can't be blamed for breaking out the champagne over O'Donnell's win. Not me, for two reasons. First, I had thought the...
  • McCain versus Palin, the Next Generation (Meghan McCain part of "Team Romney")

    09/08/2010 12:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The National Post ^ | September 8, 2010 | Sheldon Alberts
    Talk about going rogue. Meghan McCain, who fancies herself the hippest, most progressive young Republican in America, talked some trash last night about Sarah Palin. I know, where have you heard this song before? Ever since Palin imploded in her Katie Couric interview before the 2008 election, just about everyone involved in John McCain’s presidential campaign – the candidate excluded – has publicly declared how they never really liked Mama Grizzly to start with. Now the candidate’s daughter is piling on. In an interview with Jay Leno to publicize her recently-released book, Dirty Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain confesses to weeping...
  • Why Sarah Palin can really become president in 2012

    08/14/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | August 13, 2010 | Patrick Roberts
    Yes, children Sarah Palin really can become president of the United States. Take a look at yesterday's CNN poll. It shows Mitt Romney just three points ahead of Irish American Palin right before the kickoff for the 2012 republican nomination which begins the day after the November mid-terms. That three points is within the margin of error. It is also within the margin of error of those pundits who say that Palin has no chance to be selected. They are dead wrong and this poll bears that out. This poll says otherwise, as do a slew of results, including last...
  • Sarah Palin Has a Point: Get the Deets on Levi Johnston's Music Video Debut

    08/05/2010 4:09:04 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 91 replies · 3+ views
    E!.com ^ | 08/05/2010 | Gina Serpe
    A girlfriend's overbearing and manipulative mother, implications of blackmail, a forced breakup, a naked love romp, police interference…no, we simply can't imagine why Sarah and Bristol Palin had a problem with Levi Johnston's music video debut. We also can't imagine what was left on the cutting room floor, seeing as how Levi never meant to nail the Palins and all. E! News has obtained a copy of the treatment for the relationship-ending video he's set to roll camera on next week and it's not exactly what you would call a flattering portrait of his (until recent) home life. -snip- Since...
  • Ten Questions for freshly-zotted PDS trolls

    07/29/2010 8:32:38 AM PDT · by 4everfree2001 · 119 replies · 7+ views
    Cogitamus (a real stinker of a liberal blog that this troll failed to link to)
    <p>1. If you were a state governor who was eight months pregnant--and remember, Sarah Palin already knew hers was a high-risk pregnancy because of her age (44) and, according to her book, her baby having been diagnosed via amniocentesis as having Down syndrome--and you were scheduled to fly some 4,000 miles from home to give a speech at a conference, would you (a) give your speech from home via teleconferencing, using modern real-time technology, and explain to your hosts that the high-risk nature and advanced stage of your pregnancy made you reluctant to fly; or, alternatively, send the deputy governor to give your speech or (b) dismiss any staff or security slated to fly with you and insist on flying 4,000 miles to the conference yourself?</p>
  • Palin takes shot at McCain camp for not defending her (RINO FIGHT!)

    07/22/2010 5:43:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 219 replies · 3+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-07-22 | Eric Zimmermann
    Though the post-election infighting between Sarah Palin and the McCain team has largely died down, the former Alaska governor took one more shot at her former running mate’s campaign on Thursday. In an interview with the Daily Caller, Palin said Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) camp didn’t do enough to defend her record when it came under attack. “To not have had the McCain campaign staff defend my record was an insurmountable challenge, because once a bell is rung, it’s impossible to un-ring,” Palin told the website.
  • Palin Edorsement of New Hampshire Hopeful Draws Ire of Conservative Paper

    07/21/2010 3:47:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 165 replies · 3+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | July 21, 2010 | Tom Diemer
    Sarah Palin got some push-back Wednesday, but not from one of her liberal critics in the "mainstream" media. No, it was a conservative -- and influential -- New Hampshire newspaper that tartly dismissed the former Alaska governor's recent endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte. In a front-page editorial, New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid wrote that Palin's endorsement should "neither surprise nor upset the other campaigns" since voters in the state are "rarely impressed by what outsiders have to say." Better pay attention: in a state that traditionally hosts the first presidential primary -- and will again...
  • Sarah PAC steps into the big leagues

    07/11/2010 7:14:49 PM PDT · by Al B. · 130 replies
    Politico ^ | July 11, 2010 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    A new financial report filed Sunday evening showed Sarah Palin’s political action committee has taken its fundraising to a higher level – and suggests that she has begun building a more sophisticated political operation in place of a bare-bones organization powered mostly by her rock star status and scrappy on-line presence. The report, filed with the Federal Election Commission, shows that Palin’s political action committee raised more money in the second quarter of this year – $866,000 – than it had in any previous three-month stretch since Palin formed the group in January 2009. The committee, Sarah PAC, also spent...
  • Palin and Mondale

    07/08/2010 3:37:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-07-08 | Daniel Larison
    To understand why Democrats ever picked Mondale, you have to understand where the party — and where the country — was in 1982 and 1983, when the nation’s verdict on Reagan and his policies was far less positive. In those days, with unemployment surging over 10 percent and the president’s popularity slipping to sub-Carter levels, Democrats mistakenly assumed that the ‘80 election had been a mirage. The electorate, they figured, had acted in haste and was rapidly returning to its senses. The results of the 1982 midterms, when Republicans (who had begun the cycle with claims that they’d win...
  • Palin not fading away, but what about '12?

    07/09/2010 9:51:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin isn't going to fade away. Someone else in her position might have. Two years after the vice presidential nomination made her a star, the 2008 campaign is fading in memory. She's not even Alaska's governor anymore; she abruptly resigned that post a year ago. But she's evolved into an enduring political personality writ large — and now the talk, growing louder, is of her own run for the White House in 2012.(continued)
  • Caption Sarah Palin with now-convicted felon, Ponzi fraudster, and McCain sycophant Scott Rothstein!

    06/18/2010 4:14:04 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 236 replies · 3,456+ views
    2010-06-18 | rabscuttle385
  • Palin more pragmatic than friends and foes expect

    06/13/2010 11:56:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 285 replies · 2,930+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-13 | Becky Bohrer
    <p>JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin the political pragmatist? Go figure. With a few surprising endorsements in recent Republican primaries, the self-styled rogue of GOP politics has reaped an angry response from some of her own supporters and a fresh round of speculation about her own presidential ambitions in 2012.</p>
  • The rhyme and reason of Sarah Palin's endorsements

    06/04/2010 9:40:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 1,211+ views
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | June 4, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    After a stretch in which an endorsement from Sarah Palin was considered a rarity, the former Alaska governor has become something of an endorsement machine as of late. In the past week alone, she has endorsed four candidates, ranging from a tea party contender for Senate in her home state of Alaska to the GOP establishment favorite for Iowa governor. Palin has backed both clear winners and decided long-shots; she's weighed in on behalf of "mama grizzlies," but an extra X chromosome doesn't necessarily mean an automatic endorsement (see Hutchison, Kay Bailey). Some candidates (such as former Redskins tight end...
  • Sarah Palin Is A Republican Who Speaks At Tea Party Events Occasionally

    05/07/2010 12:08:46 PM PDT · by FTJM · 216 replies · 2,527+ views
    Liberty Pundits ^ | May 7, 2010 | Melissa Clouthier
    Many Sarah Palin devotees seem shocked that Sarah Palin endorsed Carly Fiorina for Senator. They believed Sarah Palin to be representative of the Tea Party–who all endorse Chuck DeVore. Sarah Palin is first, a Republican. Sarah Palin has shown loyalty to John McCain and Carly Fiorina is a friend to John. Perhaps she feels it’s only right. Sarah Palin speaks at Tea Party events and likes certain principles, but by her own admission she does not represent the Tea Party. In fact, she arrived late to the Tea Party–it had been growing and thriving for months before her first speech...
  • Just a message for the Anti-Palin crowd

    04/21/2010 9:12:01 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 465 replies · 4,458+ views
    To those of you who go into every Sarah Palin thread with your anti-Palin talking points and repeating everything you hear on ABC, NBC or CBS. I have a question for you personally. This is a personal question. What are you doing to further our cause in a time of grave national and international crisis ? Have you traveled to dozens of states in the last few months ? (Sarah Palin has) also, How is the view from the peanut gallery ? and How is the breakfast with your Democratic friends down at the local Holiday Inn ? Please get...
  • New Hampshire Republican Poll

    04/22/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 26 replies · 589+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 04/21/2010 | Tom Jensen
    Mitt Romney has a big early lead for the 2012 GOP contest, while more immediately Kelly Ayotte leads for the Senate and John Stephen for Governor in this year's races. PRESIDENT – NEW HAMPSHIRE – GOP PRIMARY (PPP) Mitt Romney 39% Sarah Palin 13% Newt Gingrich 11% Mike Huckabee 11% Ron Paul 7% Tim Pawlenty 1% Haley Barbour 1% Rick Santorum 1%
  • The Problem With Palin

    04/19/2010 5:52:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 530 replies · 5,826+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    Sarah Palin, 55 percent unfavorable poll ratings notwithstanding, is a political phenomenon the likes of which American public life rarely has seen. There's something distinctive, something deeply personal, about the way her legions of strong supporters rush not just to defend her but to counter-attack any and all of her critics. Palin has a way of establishing a sense of connectedness with her backers -- such a strong, attitudinal sense that she is not just like them but one of them -- that she has created what amounts to a one-woman, conservative "identity politics" writ very, very large. Yet if...
  • Crist – Rubio – Palin - Bachmann

    03/28/2010 11:05:31 PM PDT · by TLittlefella · 83 replies · 1,721+ views
    For those who watched the debate between Crist and Rubio on Fox News Sunday With Chris Wallace, you just witnessed the reason why career politicians need to be flushed out of our government. The Obama loving Crist freely admits he would sellout his fiscal conservative values for a hunk of Obama’s spendthrift stimulus goldmine. If Crist wins the Senate race there is little doubt he will participate in vote trading and selling. Crist gets the infamous RINO award of the debate. On the other hand Rubio speaks with fork tongue. He can’t be trusted. When confronted with his using funds...