Romney advisors: Palin’s candidacy would help him dramatically

posted at 9:28 pm on May 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

Alternate headline: “Politico buries lede.”

“It’s possible someone may get in later on,” Gillespie said, “but Republican activists, officials and donors are going to begin picking a horse from the current field. We have a field that will produce a nominee capable of beating Obama next November.”…

Republicans officials have no idea what [Palin is] planning, although they agree she would have tons to lose by entering a race that would cost her the mystique she has built up. And Romney advisers said her entry would help the former Massachusetts governor dramatically.

“The shock value would cause elected officials and party officials to rally around Mitt, because she’d scare the daylights out of them,” one official said. “And it would allow him to position himself very much in the middle of Republican, conservative thinking and avoid the fringe, and look more moderate for the general election.”

Bachmann would have the same effect, the advisers said. Either of them “gives Romney a bogeyman: ‘Stop this crazy woman.’”

In other words, Palin’s entry would transform a race between Romney and Not Romney into a race between Palin and Not Palin. And since being Mitt Romney is a poor position to be in these days, he’d much rather be Not Palin. I get the logic, I just don’t see why they think establishment Republicans would rally around Mitt instead of around Pawlenty. To repeat a point I made earlier today, once Palin is in and presumably wins Iowa, the establishment strategy will shift towards producing the strongest possible centrist candidate for the showdown in South Carolina to try to stop her there. Romney will be the best funded, but he’ll have RomneyCare hanging over his head, his record of flip-flopping on abortion, and of course the sensitive issue of his faith, which may or may not be a liability. Pawlenty has none of the baggage and has evangelical social conservative cred. And, just maybe, he’ll have an endorsement from Nikki Haley, whose political advisor happens to be T-Paw’s pollster.

What Romney’s team will have to do, if they see prominent conservatives starting to defect to Pawlenty, is play hardball by vowing to contest South Carolina as ferociously as possible even if T-Paw upsets him in New Hampshire. Given Romney’s money advantage, he could probably pull enough votes from Pawlenty in SC to make Palin the winner, the prospect of which will terrify Republican insiders. In that case, maybe they rally around Mitt before NH and try to broker a deal to put Pawlenty on the ticket as VP if he drops out and endorses Romney ASAP. Having lost Iowa and New Hampshire, his candidacy would be finished by South Carolina anyway. Speaking of which, CNN’s out with a new poll from New Hampshire tonight. Romney leads Pawlenty by 28 points — but fully 87 percent of Republicans are still undecided.

Exit question: Is it now or never for Palin? The field will be tougher in 2016 with Rubio, Christie, Paul Ryan, and Jeb Bush all in the mix, but even if she jumped in this time and won the nomination, she’d have to face an incumbent president at a moment when her favorable rating is still underwater. She’ll also have potentially stiff competition for the grassroots vote in Iowa from Bachmann and Cain, both of whom have been spending time in the state already. Tough call.


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1000 comments?

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

1000 it is.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

The very impersonal question also remains: how is it that Palin’s reasons for resigning are not acknowledged or assimilated into the debate?

rrpjr on May 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Asked and answered in several threads, but here goes…..

The explanations used to defend her resignation are very complicated. Each answer given begs more questions until we are into the weeds with conspiracy theories, a lame duck status created by her, was it for personal finances, or for the good of Alaskans? These usually take two pages to wade through and only wonks like myself will sit through it. The people Sarah needs to sway are not going to sit through convoluted explanations that make her sound like she is hiding something.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

1000 it is.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Having the privilege of posting the 1000th comment on a Hot Air discussion thread is the best thing that has happened to me in weeks. I’m so happy right now.

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

If she chose to run , she will be prepared for the rinos and the liberals.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 5:40 PM

She wasn’t prepared as governor and now wants to be POTUS? It simply takes a willingness to honor ones commitments come 4ell or high water to prove one is ready for the tougher job. That is a universally understood principle.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:51 PM

idiotic

sharrukin on May 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM

The better question is:

What is it in your personality that leads to project that personality trait onto others rather than just be content to answer the question?

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:54 PM

You have no answer to the obvious so play the victim.

sharrukin on May 24, 2011 at 5:57 PM

The vandal lawfare attack were both against her and the state. She saved them both by handing over the job.
Smooth.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Explain.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

The explanations used to defend her resignation are very complicated.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

The explanation isn’t complicated at all.

DNC/Obama operatives exploit legal loophole to file countless legal/ethical complaints against Palin and staff.

They overwhelm administration resources with paperwork.

They expose Palin and staffers to bankruptcy.

They cost the State millions of dollars.

They cripple the Alaskan executive branch from carrying out responsibilities.

Palin does the right thing for the State, her staffers, her family, and herself by resigning and ending the fiasco.

Palin’s family avoids bankruptcy.

The executive branch is able to function again in the capable hands of Palin’s trusted Lieutenant.

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

She wasn’t prepared as governor and now wants to be POTUS? It simply takes a willingness to honor ones commitments come 4ell or high water to prove one is ready for the tougher job. That is a universally understood principle.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:51 PM

The alaskan law had loopholes that were used in political vandalism to hurt alaska and palin , she handed over the job to the next Governor and solved that problem.
That’s realpolitik problem solving.
Ending a political job before full term is common and normal.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Explain.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I did.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Ending a political job before full term is common and normal.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

…and Obama did so for the express-and-only purpose of running for president.

gryphon202 on May 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

The explanations used to defend her resignation are very complicated.
csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

In whose mind? The reasons are not objectively complicated. They were and remain quite easy to describe and understand.

“The weeds of conspiracy theories”? I’m beginning to understand.

rrpjr on May 24, 2011 at 6:05 PM

I’m so happy right now.

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Can we call you Mr. Thousand?

John the Libertarian on May 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Having the privilege of posting the 1000th comment on a Hot Air discussion thread is the best thing that has happened to me in weeks. I’m so happy right now.

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Congrats. I’m happy that you have accomplished something that
gives you pride, all done with style and grace. :)

I do think though that you should acknowledge the little people.

P. Monk on May 24, 2011 at 6:15 PM

and Obama did so for the express-and-only purpose of running for president.

gryphon202 on May 24, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Exactly. Palin on the other hand made the sort of “values” decision that liberals purport to always admire especially in women, and would have lauded had Palin been a democrat. That is how liberals would have framed a female liberal politician resigning after slanderous and publicly and personally debilitating attacks organized by a “right-wing smear machine.”

rrpjr on May 24, 2011 at 6:16 PM

She wasn’t prepared as governor and now wants to be POTUS? It simply takes a willingness to honor ones commitments come 4ell or high water to prove one is ready for the tougher job. That is a universally understood principle.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:51 PM

What are you ranting about? Obama was in his first term as a U.S. Senator he ran for President guess what he held the seat for 18 months isn’t the commitment 6 years?

Commitments? Like the one she made not bleed the state of Alaska’s coffers prosecuting her on ethics charges, that were all dismissed? How dare she not stay in her Governor’s seat and not stay the target of endless frivolous politically motivated ethic charges/

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

The alaskan law had loopholes that were used in political vandalism to hurt alaska and palin , she handed over the job to the next Governor and solved that problem.
That’s realpolitik problem solving.
Ending a political job before full term is common and normal.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

It’s obtuse, it wants to know why Palin didn’t martyr herself at the expense of the state of Alaska, it would have been the honorable, progressive,
trial, ambulance chasing lawyer, thing to do/ chuckling.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:22 PM

The explanation isn’t complicated at all.

DNC/Obama operatives

That sounds like a conspiracy. The definition of complicated. exploit legal loophole to file countless legal/ethical complaints against Palin and staff.

They overwhelm administration resources with paperwork.

They expose Palin and staffers to bankruptcy.

They cost the State millions of dollars.

They cripple the Alaskan executive branch from carrying out responsibilities.

Palin does the right thing for the State, her staffers, her family, and herself by resigning and ending the fiasco.

Palin’s family avoids bankruptcy.

The executive branch is able to function again in the capable hands of Palin’s trusted Lieutenant.

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 5:58 PM

7 more bullet points only complicate the matter further.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM

7 more bullet points only complicate the matter further.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM

No it doesn’t, and it doesn’t create concern, confusion or doubts either.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

7 more bullet points only complicate the matter further.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 6:23 PM

You’re descending into incoherence.

rrpjr on May 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

You’re descending into incoherence.

rrpjr on May 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Well there is a reason for that ;)

Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote, but usually Romney’s presence online is just an “AstroTurf brigade.”

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

No it doesn’t, and it doesn’t create concern, confusion or doubts either.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Just exactly how does Palin explain all that in a 15 second ad or during a debate?

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Just exactly how does Palin explain all that in a 15 second ad or during a debate?

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

If they ask her it’s straight forward explanation. If Mitt’s advisor’s want to know how she is going defend the political choices she has made maybe they should hire a professional consultant and not an astro turf brigade – a real obvious astro turf brigade.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:49 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 6:46 PM

What time does your shift end?

P. Monk on May 24, 2011 at 6:50 PM

In the meantime Mitt should stop trying to defend the indefensible Romney Care – that spawned one of the most hated pieces of legislation of my lifetime Obamacare….. Huh how is he going explain all that in a 15 second ad or a debate LOL!

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:52 PM

So another Palin thread anothe 1,000+ comments. Yeah this lady is irrevelant.

btw PPP got Palin winning Oh when their basis of +10 dem is factored in and a TX pollgot Palin leading in TX. Tx has a lot of delegates. Palin is also only 7,950 friends away form 3.0 million on facebook, she has added 27k tweeter followers sinc eher game on speech, national polls are showing about a 7pt bounce for her and a decrease of her negatives by about the same.

All down without entering IA once yet. I wonde rwhat happens when she enters?

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Excuse the typos I am moving back and forth between tabs my daughter is in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma has had tornadoes touch down El Reno area, looks like the line coming in is going in between Moore and Norman. It’s hairy watching the progress.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Very interesting recent polling analysis here for Ohio:

http://pollinsider.com/2011/05/24/palin-48-5-obama-48-in-ohio-palin-51-49-w-assumptions/

SheetAnchor on May 24, 2011 at 7:02 PM

The alaskan law had loopholes that were used in political vandalism to hurt alaska and palin , she handed over the job to the next Governor and solved that problem.
That’s realpolitik problem solving.
Ending a political job before full term is common and normal.

the_nile on May 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Please keep explaining each and every point.

“Handed over the job”, “Ending a political job”? Obama Conspiracy! Bad Alaskan law. Lame duck. That is exactly the type of obfuscatory rhetoric people are sick of. They will not stand by and wait for more double talk.

Ya know what is REALLY easy to run in a 15 second ad? This:

Palin resigns! GOP question wisdom of resignation. McCain adviser suggests political motivation!

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:06 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:06 PM

are you releated to rightwingyahoo. You seem stuck on stupid just like him…

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

this is too funny about the only threads getting comments are 2 day old Palin threads…..

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Dude… plainly, he’s just whacking it, at this point.

Don’t be his porn.

Kent18 on May 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

How dare she not stay in her Governor’s seat and not stay the target of endless frivolous politically motivated ethic charges/

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Exactly! That comment comes from a supporter. It will not work on someone she needs to convince to vote for her. The underlying meaning of those words are….she quit, conspiracy, ethics violations, and a tone of condescension.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Don’t be his porn.

Kent18 on May 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM

I’m just waiting for the meltdown like Ace had last night. they all melt down sooner or later. hate does tha t too you.

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Meanwhile, over at Ace’s — in the immediate wake of his spectacular descent into PDS irrationality and meltdown overall; with the commentariat therein freely and openly getting their Two-Minute Hate on, for all the online world to see — which potential candidate Ubangi stomped any and all comers in the balloting, easily dwarfing the totals for squish heartthrobs du jour Mittens and T-Paw combined…?

Yup. ;)

Kent18 on May 24, 2011 at 7:17 PM

If you folks cannot counter the arguments, that’s okay. Just admit it and move on. The name calling doesn’t advance the argument for Sarah as a viable candidate. It doesn’t hurt her either. For that matter it doesn’t even hurt me or whomever I decide to eventually support. It is a glimpse into your personality though.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

This guy’s a thread spammer. I don’t know why you folks answer his 300 “quitter” “abdication” posts per Palin thread.

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

If you folks cannot counter the arguments, that’s okay. Just admit it and move on.
csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Present your argument. I’ll try.

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

+1000. He needs you to be the lotion, folks.

Kent18 on May 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

For that matter it doesn’t even hurt me or whomever I decide to eventually support.
csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Was that intentionally humorous?

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

ROFLMAO….what an idiot you are.

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

You don’t have an argument. The problem is that you are too biased, or too stupid to realize that. Calling you an idiot isn’t name calling. Its a statement of fact as evidence by your incoherent repetitive babbling that has no reflection in reality.

Just for laughs, I will repost…

Do you think Bush, Reagan, Romney, Huntsman, or Obama would stay on the job if they could accomplish nothing, they would be financially ruined and their family would pay the price?

Do you really think that?

When you can actually answer that with something approaching sanity I will regard you as more than a babbling troll.

sharrukin on May 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I like to laugh at him. he reminds me of that guy on Beck talking about the number 11.

unseen on May 24, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Exactly! That comment comes from a supporter. It will not work on someone she needs to convince to vote for her. The underlying meaning of those words are….she quit, conspiracy, ethics violations, and a tone of condescension.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:15 PM

You know they make medication, and if you can’t afford your medication you can get help.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM

This guy’s a thread spammer. I don’t know why you folks answer his 300 “quitter” “abdication” posts per Palin thread.

pseudoforce on May 24, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Haven’t you ever watched a dog chase his tail? Don’t you find it entertaining when you do? If you do find it entertaining, don’t you try and encourage it?

P. Monk on May 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Present your argument. I’ll try.

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Go up a few pages.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

If you folks cannot counter the arguments, that’s okay. Just admit it and move on. The name calling doesn’t advance the argument for Sarah as a viable candidate. It doesn’t hurt her either. For that matter it doesn’t even hurt me or whomever I decide to eventually support. It is a glimpse into your personality though.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

I haven’t seen any coherent arguments from your numerous posts, just a bunch of lame rants against Palin. Please come back when you have something original to say. The crap you’re posting just doesn’t cut it.

idesign on May 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Go up a few pages.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Do you lack the mental energy to restate your argument? I guess that means it’s overly complicated, or something, and will never be understood by political independents, or something.

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 7:34 PM

For that matter it doesn’t even hurt me or whomever I decide to eventually support.
csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Was that intentionally humorous?

steebo77 on May 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM

No…. sigh that’s straight up Mittwitt logic.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Go up a few pages.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

If you are going to lay out the challenge, go drag your argument back to this page. I’m don’t play Hide-and-seek.

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Hey Sparky..

New HotAir post….

Paul Rahe
We can’t risk nominating Romney
The reason why I oppose Mitt Romney is simple, He was born to destroy everything that we have accomplished since the Tea-Party Movement emerged in the Spring of 2009. Romney is the very model of a managerial progressive. He has one great virtue. He knows how to run things; he knows how to organize things. He would make a good Secretary of Commerce. He has no understanding of the principles that underpin our government. And, in fact, like most businessmen, he is a man almost devoid of political principles. Give him a problem, and he will make a highly intelligent attempt to solve it. Ask him to identify which problems should be left to ordinary people and what are the proper limits to government’s reach, and he would not understand the question. He is what you might call a social engineer; and, in his estimation, we are little more than the cogs and wheels that need to be engineered. …

Romney’s political instincts are disastrous. He will betray the friends of liberty and limited government at the first opportunity. If he is nominated, the people who joined the Tea Party and turned out in 2010 to give the Republicans an historic victory are likely to stay home. If, by some miracle, the progenitor of Romneycare actually defeats the progenitor of Obamacare, he will quickly embrace the entitlement state and present himself as the man who can make it hum, as he did in Massachusetts. He is not better than Hoover, Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush père, and Bush fils. He is cut from the same cloth, and in practice he is apt to be far, far worse. The consequence will be the death in American life or at least the decay of the impulse embodied within the Tea-Party Movement.

idesign on May 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM

If you folks cannot counter the arguments, that’s okay. Just admit it and move on. The name calling doesn’t advance the argument for Sarah as a viable candidate. It doesn’t hurt her either. For that matter it doesn’t even hurt me or whomever I decide to eventually support. It is a glimpse into your personality though.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Why do you try to hurt people who disagree with your assertions?

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I’m don’t play Hide-and-seek.

portlandon on May 24, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Start at the top of page ten if you’re interested.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 7:53 PM

idesign on May 24, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Yeah. Romney is dangerous in the sense that he is a step backward from the Tea Party gains since last year. Want to see how Romney will govern? Look at Scott Brown. Another MA “republican”. If I thought he was a logical step to move the country GRADUALLY toward a strict conservative government, I’d say heck yeah! But my gut tells me he will be viewed as the best of both worlds and people will get comfortable with the expansion of the federal government AGAIN.

The only way I vote for another less than ideal candidate is if they are better than Obama (ANY rep will be). But even then I’ll be hollering my disapproval from the rooftops!

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Anyone have a kid brother or sister that as soon as the car door was shut and Mom/Dad put the car into drive, that kid brother/sister started touching or almost touching you just because???

Gohawgs on May 24, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Boys, keep repeating it, “Those crazy women will make me look good.”

lonestar1 on May 24, 2011 at 8:15 PM

The only way I vote for another less than ideal candidate is if they are better than Obama (ANY rep will be). But even then I’ll be hollering my disapproval from the rooftops!

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM

No the lesser of two evils isn’t going to work this time around…want to know why? You got your Romney notebook out? The Debt -14.3 trillion dollars, in other times in our history, we were not in hock up to our necks, maybe we would be scared into voting for the lesser of two evils. Guess what they made that moot – it was politicians who got us where we are and they have painted themselves into a corner – We the voter have nothing to lose by voting for who we want not who we are stuck with. What would the options look like the lesser of 2 evils in 2012, Obama and Obama lite. Maybe to a Mittwitt that looks like a big difference but it’s pretty much superficial, cosmetic even, and a very thin veneer. We are now in serious economic trouble – and the man who gave us Romney Care is not the lesser evil. Romney designed the evil. We get it he’s part of the problem not the solution. So no I won’t be voting for anyone but Obama, and hollering about it. But I might write someone in, how many votes could an establishment Republican lose to the protest vote? Remember I’m and Independent, I’m not invested in the Republican party we swung wide for Obama in 2008, and swung back to the Right in 2010. I am not swinging toward a RINO in 2012. It’s not happening. He11 Ron Paul would signify a protest vote, I could join the Paul Nuts – I would join them before the Mittwitts.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM

A deep dark part of me hope she runs just so that when Obama sweeps 49 states like Reagan did we can all blame her supporters for the absolute disaster they caused and listen to them try and justify how it wasn’t her fault. Her candidacy would be such a disaster that I think it would damage conservatism for quite some time. It would also destroy any chance at taking back the Senate, which is almost a shoe-in at this point.

thphilli on May 23, 2011 at 9:40 PM

Looks like a post is missing its /sarc tag

A true masterpiece of overstatement. Joe Isuzu could take lessons.

didymus on May 24, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM

You might as well stay home or vote Obama.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM

The explanations used to defend her resignation are very complicated.
csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 5:48 PM

Seriously, I want yo see the scars

one of her ethics issues was that she was holding a fish in a picture

because she owns a fishing business that was bad

you are an effing idiot

Sonosam on May 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Sonosam on May 24, 2011 at 9:39 PM

If you folks cannot counter the arguments, that’s okay. Just admit it and move on. The name calling doesn’t advance the argument for Sarah as a viable candidate. It doesn’t hurt her either. For that matter it doesn’t even hurt me or whomever I decide to eventually support. It is a glimpse into your personality though. It is not a flattering glimpse either.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

A glimpse into yours maybe

know what beating a “dead horse” means?

If anything you should admire how, though crippled by legal vandals, she escaped the trap and has done more damage to bongo than any other potential candidates

I know this bothers you because your a lib despite your diguise

she has ascended in power not lost any

my type of candidate

Sonosam on May 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 8:20 PM

You might as well stay home or vote Obama.

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 9:35 PM

No I might as well vote for a fiscal conservative and if he loses ,I can live with voting for the right person not the lesser of two evils. If Obama wins “People get the government they deserve” Thomas Jefferson.

Dr Evil on May 24, 2011 at 10:00 PM

csdeven on May 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM

You’re repeating your own posts now? Good God. But what a perfect closing metaphor for the mnemotic mush of your “argument.”

The counter arguments — or true arguments (that Palin’s decision was justly supported by the facts of the concerted and extraordinary assault against her which placed her and her state in precarious and untenable circumstances) have been multiple, substantial and clear. All have been ignored. As no doubt they will continue to be.

Just as I fully expect you will continue to deflect attention from your droning aspersions at Palin with droning strawmen aspersions at commenters, and that this droning paradigm will steam on — despairingly undaunted — into the next likely thread.

rrpjr on May 24, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I know that it isn’t a socialist, but it repeats itself under the socialist tactic of saying the same thing loud enough and often enough. It has no way to advance a real topic, so it derides others for being unable to do so.

Please stop feeding it.

Freelancer on May 25, 2011 at 10:53 PM

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