Palin suggests August or September might be right for an announcement

posted at 10:45 am on July 14, 2011 by Tina Korbe

In case you missed the video of Sarah Palin on Sean Hannity’s show last night, which Allah posted in “Quotes of the Day,” Palin suggested in that appearance that August or September might be the right time to launch a campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.

“You know, August and September, you do have to start laying out a plan if you are to be one to throw your hat in the ring, so that’s basically the time frame,” Palin told Sean Hannity during an appearance Wednesday night on Fox News. …

Asked about her recent comment to Newsweek that she could win a general election, Palin said that while does believe that she could beat President Obama, she would also consider supporting another Republican candidate — if she felt that he or she met certain requirements that she looks for in a national leader.

“I’m not wholly confident that we have that field set yet, that that one individual is in the field,” Palin said. “So I’m still thinking about being one that would offer myself up in the name of service, knowing confidently that I have those commonsense, fiscally conservative, pro-private sector experience and ideas that can be put to good work for this country.”

Those provocative comments came amid her smart commentary on the debt ceiling debate, in which the former Alaska governor had harsh words to say about President Barack Obama’s executive ability, most notably, his seeming inability to prioritize properly.

“We cannot afford to back off and hand him a white flag saying, ‘Here Mr. President, we trust you, you take over, you do it’ because our president has failed in that area,” she continued.

And though there’s blame to go around, for Palin, the buck stops with Obama.

“Our president … essentially suggested the other day that he’s not able to prioritize, as the chief executive of our nation he can’t prioritize,” she stated.

Palin always appears to me in her best light in these Skype-like sessions on Fox, with an Alaskan backdrop behind her. While she wouldn’t have to fight the debt ceiling fight, her willingness to repeatedly comment on what has dominated headlines for weeks — and the way in which she has done it — stacks up well against the approaches of the other top-tier candidates and potential candidates. When she said she didn’t think it was “necessarily the case” that economic catastrophe would result if the debt ceiling isn’t raised, she didn’t sound nearly as firm as Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) did just days ago, when Bachmann flat-out said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was “wrong … wrong … wrong” about the threat of default … but neither did she seek to avoid the issue entirely, as Mitt Romney seems to be doing (with the possible exception of a Twitter tiff between his camp and Obama’s). As a result, she came across as highly in touch but still slightly removed from the fray, somehow simultaneously down-to-earth and sophisticated. Again, she always seems at her best against that Alaskan backdrop.

My favorite quote comes early in the interview: “Our country was built on a strong foundation of reward for work ethic and development of our natural resources and we have the complete opposite direction under Obama with both those cornerstones.”

Nothing better than when a politician brings it back to basics. And, I know, that’s what Palin is known for, but I thought she did it exceptionally well last night.

 

 


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She’s in!
Count it!
By July 3rd!
She has manipulated the LSM!

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Boy are the Anti-Palin’s heads going to explode.

“Announce or Shut-up!!!” will be the new meme of choice.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

but I thought she did it exceptionally well last night.

She hit it out of the park last night. I am convinced that she is already laying the ground work for her run

ConservativePartyNow on July 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Your fear is showing. Again.

kingsjester on July 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Dear Half Term Chick:

for the sake of Pete, get in! SNL is not the same without you. And losing every state will finally get rid of you from politics for good.

hanzblinx on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

She’s waiting for Perry to announce, then she’ll throw her support to him. She’s not going to run. Bank on it.

tnmama on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Were you quoting someone other than the voices in your head?

CurtZHP on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Your fear is showing. Again.

kingsjester on July 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM

What? No spamming link to your unimaginative blog?

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

. . . . Palin said that while does believe that she could beat President Obama, she would also consider supporting another Republican candidate — if she felt that he or she met certain requirements that she looks for in a national leader.

“I’m not wholly confident that we have that field set yet, that that one individual is in the field,” Palin said. “So I’m still thinking about being one that would offer myself up in the name of service . . . .

I certainly could be wrong, but that sounds to me like, if Perry doesn’t get in, she will.

Elisa on July 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Since Perry’s so close to getting in, personally I don’t care either way if Palin runs or not.

Bachmann, Perry, and Palin cannot exist in the same field for long. Somebody’s going to have to emerge the victor in that mini-contest, and it’s probably going to be someone who hasn’t continuously been alienating state parties.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM

hanzblinx on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

“What would make someone be so full of hate?”

“It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What’s your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?”

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

“Palin can’t win. She’s not running…..Announce already!”/PDSer

Dongemaharu on July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Yes, an August or September announcement that she’s remaining a “private citizen” and supporting candidate Perry does sound appropriate.

Good for you, Sarah.

Vyce on July 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Most of us are weary of her flirting & teasing.
Most of us are weary of her sucking dollars & attention from legitimate candidates (the ones who could actually win).
Most of us are not Palinbots. (But many of us–including me–used to be Palinbots.)

itsnotaboutme on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

She’s right. There’s no rush to kick off the primary process, and there’s plenty of room for more players. The only imperative is replacing Obama with someone considerably further to the right than GWB on the fiscal conservative scale.

ElectricPhase on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Dear Half Term Chick

hanzblinx on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

Just a reminder: had Mitt resigned at the same point in his term as Palin did, he wouldn’t have been around to sign Romneycare into law, and The One would have been robbed his template for Obamacare. Sure glad he finished his term. /

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

“Announce or Shut-up!!!” will be the new meme of choice.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

The only people saying that are disgruntled Palin fans. They are finally seeing what the rest of have seen since July 3 2009.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Probably got beaten up by a girl on the playground once.

CurtZHP on July 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM

itsnotaboutme on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Ooh, look who learned how to cut and paste!

CurtZHP on July 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Vyce on July 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM

You may very well be right that she’ll just endorse him. But let’s not begrudge the ‘nistas some forlorn hope, shall we?

Personally, I’m very interested to see if her campaign operates anything like her slapdash PAC and her slapdash press shop.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Just a reminder: had Mitt resigned at the same point in his term as Palin did, he wouldn’t have been around to sign Romneycare into law, and The One would have been robbed his template for Obamacare. Sure glad he finished his term. /

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

So we should elect Palin so she can finish her term and implement a socialist program?

WHY do you Palin fans ALWAYS compare her to the worst examples?

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM

What? No spamming link to your unimaginative blog?

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM

oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh…I’m cut to the quick.

kingsjester on July 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Anyone who quits an elected position to make money (millions) off TV shows and book deals is a public nuisance. A distraction from legitimate leaders actually running for president, not playing games to rack up personal wealth.

hanzblinx on July 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Fearless

Palin / West 2012 !!!

PappyD61 on July 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM

WHY do you Palin fans ALWAYS compare her to the worst examples?

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Well, at least we agree that Romney is the worst example.

ElectricPhase on July 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM

“What would make someone be so full of hate?”

“It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What’s your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?”

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

So ALL criticism of Palin is hate. Lovely.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Sarah Palin takes risks (e.g. endorsing candidates in competitive races) that Mitt, TPaw, etc. would never dream of taking.

She isn’t afraid of losing and refuses to go down looking at the last pitch.

And she sounds Jeffersonian compared to anyone in Washington.

She has an uncanny ability to bring our country and the various political debates back to a Constitutional perspective.

I don’t think she can win the White House (on the first try), but I love to listen to her and she isn’t leaving the national political debate for a long time to come.

molonlabe28 on July 14, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Well, at least we agree that Romney is the worst example.

ElectricPhase on July 14, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Comparing her to Romney is mild. I have seen the delusional wing of the Palin fans compare her to Obama, Biden, Reid, Dean, and almost every other sack of dung progressive.

WHY do they do it?

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Most of us are not Palinbots. (But many of us–including me–used to be Palinbots.)

itsnotaboutme on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

I know what you mean. I used to be a Packers fan until realized they couldn’t possibly win.lol.

bw222 on July 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM

itsnotaboutme on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Strictly speaking, I’m the only one who’s “weary” around here. Just sayin’. ;)

I am still a Palin supporter, although I don’t think I rise to the level of “bot”. I do hope she announces, but if she doesn’t either Bachmann or Caine will work just as well for me. I don’t know enough about Perry to have an opinion. Yet.

wearyman on July 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM

WHY do you Palin fans ALWAYS compare her to the worst examples?

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Hanzblinx is a known Mitt supporter. It would only make sense to compare Palin to his candidate.

Since we’re on the subject, and you obviously don’t prefer Mitt or Palin, who should we be rallying behind in your opinion?

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Dems are BEGGING her to declare and win the Republican nomination. Four more years of Obama!

AngusMc on July 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Reagan ** announced in November of 1979. Why the big rush to announce?

The electorate will be so sick of the RomBachLenty by November, Perry or Palin announcing will be a breath of fresh air.

** By using the Word Reagan in a Palin thread, I am in no way inferring that Reagan is Palin. Anyone experiencing dizziness, heart palpatations, heaving breathing, or lack of stamina because I have used the word Reagan in a Palin thread should chill out and get a life. If you experience Drooling, mood swings or agitation from seeing the word Reagan in a Palin Thread, go soak your head.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Labor Day (as I called some time ago). There never has been any rush.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 11:03 AM

That’s right. She’s going to slapdash her way to victory. This will be the most unusual and media-maddening campaign in American history.

rrpjr on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh…I’m cut to the quick.

kingsjester on July 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM

What you should do is what classy contributors do. Link to your blog, but make it abundantly clear it is your blog.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

The water is nice an safe , until the ‘Cuda shows up.

the_nile on July 14, 2011 at 11:11 AM

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

And what you should do is something anatomically impossible :)

kingsjester on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

By July 3rd!
She has manipulated the LSM!

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Apparently she has manipulated the Gregorian calander!

JohnGalt23 on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

That damn Perry he can’t even say if he is runnign or not. He should be ashamed of himself for stringing his supporters along like this. Hell they even bought him a booth in Ames and he can’t make up his mind. I’m done with supporting Perry I thought he would make a good #2 but his inability to make a decision has caused me to diswon that support. He has no ground game, is courting the gop establishment for money, no grassroots support. His staff are known traitors and I fear they will jump ship soon if Perry continues to tease his supporters like this.

Perry either shi! or get off the pot. You are ruingin the entire primary season for those declared candidates..

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

So ALL criticism of Palin is hate. Lovely.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Nobody said that. Nobody inferred that.

Get a grip, sunshine.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Hanzblinx is a known Mitt supporter. It would only make sense to compare Palin to his candidate.

It does not make sense to compare a conservative as a lesser evil. The conservative should be called the clear alternative.

Since we’re on the subject, and you obviously don’t prefer Mitt or Palin, who should we be rallying behind in your opinion?

It’s too early. But irrespective of who the GOP nominee is, I will vote for that person.

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Bachmann, Perry, and Palin cannot exist in the same field for long. Somebody’s going to have to emerge the victor in that mini-contest, and it’s probably going to be someone who hasn’t continuously been alienating state parties.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM

So I guess this means only state parties and machines matter and us in the grassroots are irrelevant? As Mark Levin says, there are a lot more of us than there are of them.

Great post Tina btw!!

davek70 on July 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM

the day Palin announces we will finaly have a Reaganite in the race for the first time in 27 years.

God help the Bush wing of the party at that stage because they will need it.

I would be glad to see a return to Reaganism with a Palin entry into the race.

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM

What you should do is what classy contributors do. Link to your blog, but make it abundantly clear it is your blog.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Csdeven, the eternal Hall Monitor of etiquette.

Kingjester!! sToP rUnNiNg iN tHe HaLlz!!!!

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Sarah Palin is like Ryan Seacrest. This whole will I or won’t I schtick is like the end of American Idol when Seacrest says “and the person being eliminated is … I’ll tell you after the commercial break.” Aren’t people getting tired of this? Even a little bit?

I don’t know what her options are at this point. If she doesn’t run, she’ll alienate SOME of her fans, and will never have this level of attention again (who will care about her in five years?). But if she does run, she’ll split the conservative vote, and make it even easier for Mitt.

Maybe TLC will have her back for season two.

YYZ on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Reagan ** announced in November of 1979. Why the big rush to announce?

The electorate will be so sick of the RomBachLenty by November, Perry or Palin announcing will be a breath of fresh air.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

It’s mid-July already. Every other contender with the exception of Perry has announced their candidacy(I’m leaving out the likes of Christie or Ryan who’ve said unequivocally they’re not running). Yes it would be nice if this were 1979 or 1991 when Reagan and Clinton respectively didn’t have to get into the race until late in the year, but times have changed.

With Barry shooting for a billion in campaign donations and Mittens already locking down a bunch of big donors, time is of the essence. You can’t realistically expect to contend for the party’s nomination if you wait til much later to get in and spot the opposition a few touchdowns. Not to mention the harsh but undeniable reality that Palin’s got some serious problems with independents and even a few stubborn Republicans. Can she reverse those numbers? Absolutely. But she can’t do it from Facebook or on FoxNews. It requires getting out there as an official candidate and actually interacting with voters.

Doughboy on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

kingsjester on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Ah, leave poor cslouis alone ….. he’s just butt hurt jealous because he can’t even spell correctly, nevermind put together thoughtful commentary like yourself.

Jerome Horwitz on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

What you should do is what classy contributors do. Link to your blog, but make it abundantly clear it is your blog.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Blog envy much?

Laura in Maryland on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

That’s exactly what I thought when everybody was freaking out about Palin possibly not running. These other cadidates are going to burn out because they jumped too soon, in my opinion, not to mention they aren’t substantial enough. I also think Palin knows this and is slowly building up momentum. She has good strategy.

RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

More than once last night, she said that she didn’t trust Obama on various matters.

I liked hearing her highlight that point.

BuckeyeSam on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Boy are the Anti-Palin’s heads going to explode.

“Announce or Shut-up!!!” will be the new meme of choice.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

I like Palin, but I’m tired of this game. She should run or get out of the way.

Bugler on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

I find it amusing that all the Palin trolls on here as usual have NOTHING to disagree with her on policy and issues wise, all they can do is criticize her decisions and timing or how her PAC is run.

Who gives a flip. She’s a Reagan Conservative and I hope she runs and wins.

davek70 on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

So Lady Achilles is going to keep sulking on the shore for at least another month. Well it will give her H/A fans another month to bloviate.

MJBrutus on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

With Barry shooting for a billion in campaign donations and Mittens already locking down a bunch of big donors, time is of the essence. You can’t realistically expect to contend for the party’s nomination if you wait til much later to get in and spot the opposition a few touchdowns. Not to mention the harsh but undeniable reality that Palin’s got some serious problems with independents and even a few stubborn Republicans. Can she reverse those numbers? Absolutely. But she can’t do it from Facebook or on FoxNews. It requires getting out there as an official candidate and actually interacting with voters.

Doughboy on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

You forgot to add “this is true because I say so.”

Pattosensei on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Nobody said that. Nobody inferred that.

Get a grip, sunshine.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Explain to the group how the following comment has any hint of Palin hate in it…..

Dear Half Term Chick:

for the sake of Pete, get in! SNL is not the same without you. And losing every state will finally get rid of you from politics for good.

hanzblinx on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

This was Fallons response….

“What would make someone be so full of hate?”

“It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What’s your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?”

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 10:58 AM

That infers the aforementioned comment contained Palin hate speak. Get a grip sunshine. Your Palin worship is showing.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

wow it seems like the entire 9% of the gop party that doesn’t like Palin posts on hotair.

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Most of us are weary of her flirting & teasing.
Most of us are weary of her sucking dollars & attention from legitimate candidates (the ones who could actually win).
Most of us are not Palinbots. (But many of us–including me–used to be Palinbots.)

itsnotaboutme on July 14, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Sure is tough to stand by your convictions aint it.

Nice to see your a person of conviction

heshtesh on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Man, look how crazy csdeven’s getting. Even YYZ saw fit to write more than one line of snark. And this is just a hint of announcing. When she finally does, these lunatics are going to re-define “unhinged.”

Dongemaharu on July 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM

It does not make sense to compare a conservative as a lesser evil. The conservative should be called the clear alternative.

Disagree. If someone is criticizing my candidate of choice and it is well known that their candidate of choice is a huge rino, I’m going for the low hanging fruit. But keep in mind when some of us do attempt what your sugguesting and compare here to Reagan or Thatcher or some other ideal, we are immediately slapped down. But you’ve never been one to do the slapping, right?

It’s too early. But irrespective of who the GOP nominee is, I will vote for that person.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Ditto.

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

The Mitt’s and Bahcmann’s of the world must have been out of class the day they taught about the tortise and the hare.

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Since we’re on the subject, and you obviously don’t prefer Mitt or Palin, who should we be rallying behind in your opinion?

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:09 AM

CS worships the pantheon of Gallup and Rasmussen. I believe he has said that he will vote in the primary for whoever is polling the highest unless I have him mixed up with someone else.

gryphon202 on July 14, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Sarah Palin is like Ryan Seacrest. This whole will I or won’t I schtick is like the end of American Idol when Seacrest says “and the person being eliminated is … I’ll tell you after the commercial break.” Aren’t people getting tired of this? Even a little bit?

YYZ on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I’m tired of it. I’m more than willing to give her til the end of the month since she probably wants The Undefeated to open before making any announcement. But she has to decide within a few weeks. Especially if she already knows she’s not running. She’s doing a major disservice to the rest of the field by dragging this out so long(same goes for Perry, BTW) if her intention all along has been to pass on 2012.

And I’ll repeat for the 100th time, that debate in 4 weeks in Iowa is crucial for any serious candidate. Especially now more than ever since it’ll come on the heels of the debt ceiling debate.

Doughboy on July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

I like Palin, but I’m tired of this game. She should run or get out of the way.

Bugler on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Baaaaaa. Poor baby.

faraway on July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Doughboy on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

I just don’t think people are paying attention yet. They normally don’t until after summer, after getting the kids back in school.

All this yammering from RomBachLenty only falls on the ears of the die hard politicos.

All people are watching right now are Obama and Boehner & Company doing their song & dance, because it effects us right now.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Maybe TLC will have her back for season two.

YYZ on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

She already told them she wasn’t interested in season two. I wonder why that was, my well informed Palin detractor. Doesn’t quite fit the template of some money grubbing opportunist just stringing everyone along, does it?

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

It’s too early. But irrespective of who the GOP nominee is, I will vote for that person.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Yeah. Too early for the sack licking poll-o-philes to make a committment, except that they can commit to a candidate and her supporters to mock and dislike. Have I ever mentioned what a royal douchebag you are?

gryphon202 on July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM

So ALL criticism of Palin is hate. Lovely.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Project much? LOL The quoted messages were from Pella, IA.

You and Hanz can get your knickers in a bunch if you want but I hope she runs. Mitt should have stayed in the race against McCain. His time should have been 2008 but he didn’t have the fire in his belly and I don’t see it now. What I do see in Mitt is a typical DC backed Republican candidate. No thanks.

And, Hanz, how is Palin’s own self-made wealth a negative compared to the inherited wealth and status of Romney and Huntsman? Did she rise above her station in your mind?

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States in exile.

I give it 48 hours before the Obama White House feels the need to lash out at her.

She’s handling things just the way she should – by HER rules, not by the rules of those who want to destroy her.

turfmann on July 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Blog envy much?

Laura in Maryland on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

You need to keep your piehole shut until you know what you’re talking about. That spammer leaves links to his personal blog but disguises them as links to credible commentators. He does this for hit counts and validation. He could, like the classy bloggers do, make it clear when he is linking to his personal blog. He has to fool people into visiting his blog because it is unimaginative and banal.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Mitt should have stayed in the race against McCain. His time should have been 2008 but he didn’t have the fire in his belly and I don’t see it now. What I do see in Mitt is a typical DC backed Republican candidate. No thanks.

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM

You’re being too kind to Mitt in my not-so-humble opinion.

gryphon202 on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I am concerned that the other candidates have gotten in the race too early. They have taken the focus off of Obama.

I am glad for potential candidates that are making the smart play.

faraway on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I’m not understanding all the people upset at Perry for not throwing his hat into the ring immediately. He’s fairly new to the presidential discussion. Why is no one going after Palin for stringing us all along for two years? She used to be my candidate, and I’ll vote for her if she is, but I’m tired of her long delay and teasing everyone. Plus, if her daughter doesn’t keep her mouth shut, she’ll do Sara in herself, saying things like “God is on her mother’s side”. There are a lot of people who that will turn off.

Right now Perry is the candidate I will vote for.

Perry is the man!

silvernana on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

I like Palin, but I’m tired of this game. She should run or get out of the way.

Bugler on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Your whining is tiresome.

She declare when she wants to.

the_nile on July 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

The electorate will be so sick of the RomBachLenty RudyMcRomney by November, Perry or Palin Teh Fled announcing will be a breath of fresh air.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Historical parallels cut both ways.

JohnGalt23 on July 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I find it amusing that all the Palin trolls on here as usual have NOTHING to disagree with her on policy and issues wise, all they can do is criticize her decisions and timing or how her PAC is run.

davek70 on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Just checking all the issue and policy boxes doesn’t make her presidential. It makes her Christine O’Donnell. If you think only issue positions matter, you don’t understand anything.

Successful presidents had organization. They worked with the state parties. They didn’t antagonize the media and dare them to attack.

You’re absolutely right that the criticism is style and organization and not issues. I don’t want someone who seemingly can’t manage a small organization running the entire executive bureaucracy.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

she would also consider supporting another Republican candidate — if she felt that he or she met certain requirements that she looks for in a national leader.

She’s waiting for Perry to announce, then she’ll throw her support to him. She’s not going to run. Bank on it.

tnmama on July 14, 2011 at 10:53 AM

This proves Perry is running!!!

cartooner on July 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

That’s exactly what I thought when everybody was freaking out about Palin possibly not running. These other cadidates are going to burn out because they jumped too soon, in my opinion, not to mention they aren’t substantial enough. I also think Palin knows this and is slowly building up momentum. She has good strategy.

RDE2010 on July 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

This…

We’re already seeing it w/ Bachmann. Plus, Palin is not burning through $$ paying staff.. remember The One is going to raise ONE BILLION DOLLARS. Why would Palin burn through $$ right now? If she does run and win the nomination, she’ll need all the money she has saved for the general.

With that being said, I hope she’s in by end of this month. I think it’s a combination of $$, waiting for other candidates to burn out, and for a debt ceiling resolution.

That’s what we should be focusing on right now anyway. I have a feeling she doesn’t want to jump in now and suck all the oxygen out of the negotiations. Plus, since I’m sure the GOP will cave as usual, she’ll have a great issue to run on.

davek70 on July 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

What you should do is what classy contributors do. Link to your blog, but make it abundantly clear it is your blog.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Dude, I’m fairly with you on not thinking that Palin would be a good choice in the primary, but seriously…

His url is kingsjester.wordpress.com and his nick here is kingsjester.

Is it that tough to realize that they would be connected???

Abby Adams on July 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

You forgot to add “this is true because I say so.”

Pattosensei on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

It ain’t because I say so. Every poll out there shows her struggling with indies and some GOP voters. It’s also a fact that Obama and Mittens have already raised tens of millions. Unless she’s hiding a buttload of cash in the SarahPAC coffers, she’s got some serious catching up to do there. As for my claim that she’ll need an outreach greater than Facebook and FoxNews, who in their right mind can deny that? She has 3 million or so followers on Facebook. Between 2-3 million folks watch the various FoxNews prime time shows. Even if we generously assume there’s zero overlap in those figures, that means she’s reaching 6 million people through those outlets. That ain’t enough to win the nomination and the general election.

Doughboy on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Project much? LOL The quoted messages were from Pella, IA.

So what? You clearly believe the quote was apropos to his comment. Ergo, you believe it to be Palin hate speak.

What I do see in Mitt is a typical DC backed Republican candidate. No thanks.

Yeah, no kidding. But I see someone that can beat Obama and defeating Obama is job one.

And, Hanz, how is Palin’s own self-made wealth a negative compared to the inherited wealth and status of Romney and Huntsman? Did she rise above her station in your mind?

Fallon on July 14, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Romney did not inherit his wealth. He made it all on his own efforts.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

So let’s see. a Newsweek article, a great facebook post and a foxnews interview after a a month and a half absence from the network. a Movie launch in 10 cites tommorrow driving local news reports in key media centers……

And still to go in the month of July her PAc numbers report. the longer she waits to report those numbers the better they are.

So a week or two of Movie news, possible some more MSM interviews and then at the tail end of the month great PAC numbers right before a return to the last part of her Bus tour which take sher to about mid aug….

hmmm seems like she can control a large share of the newscycle form now until she announces without spending much money. Seems unconventional to me.

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Why is no one going after Palin for stringing us all along for two years?

silvernana on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

New around here?

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

You need to keep your piehole shut until you know what you’re talking about. That spammer leaves links to his personal blog but disguises them as links to credible commentators. He does this for hit counts and validation. He could, like the classy bloggers do, make it clear when he is linking to his personal blog. He has to fool people into visiting his blog because it is unimaginative and banal.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Sez the spammer that accuses anyone that disagrees with it of stalking obsessing. It could, like classy commenters do, engage with the question at hand. It has to accuse people of having it in their heads 24/7 because it is trite, unimaginative, repetitive and banal.

AH_C on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

That infers the aforementioned comment contained Palin hate speak. Get a grip sunshine. Your Palin worship is showing.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 AM

You’re pulling stuff out Fallon’s response to the childish and inept hanzblix comment that isn’t even there.

(Also, the appropriate comeback to someone calling you sunshine, is not to respond calling them sunshine. It makes you look unintelligent and unable to come up with your own original response. Try working on this. If I feel like you are worth the effort, I might tutor you on a probationary period. Now go study.)

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Just checking all the issue and policy boxes doesn’t make her presidential. It makes her Christine O’Donnell. If you think only issue positions matter, you don’t understand anything.

Successful presidents had organization. They worked with the state parties. They didn’t antagonize the media and dare them to attack.

You’re absolutely right that the criticism is style and organization and not issues. I don’t want someone who seemingly can’t manage a small organization running the entire executive bureaucracy.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

So you flip the coin to the other side and act as though you don’t give a blue waffle what a candidates principles are? If you let the media pick your candidate for you, don’t be surprised when you’re mercilessly mocked.

gryphon202 on July 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

I am concerned that the other candidates have gotten in the race too early. They have taken the focus off of Obama.

I am glad for potential candidates that are making the smart play.

faraway on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

And it wastes a lot of money…

the_nile on July 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Is it that tough to realize that they would be connected???

Abby Adams on July 14, 2011 at 11:25 AM

He doesn’t only link to his blog. Some times he does link to outside sources. It would be considerate of him to make the distinction.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:27 AM

He has to fool people into visiting his blog because it is unimaginative and banal.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Abdicate!

Abdicate!

Abdicate!

Abdicate!

/UnimaginativeAndBanal

gryphon202 on July 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Doughboy on July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

obama will end up with most money (unions will make sure of that), but I really don’t think necessarily who has most money will win.

ConservativePartyNow on July 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

You need to keep your piehole shut until you know what you’re talking about. That spammer leaves links to his personal blog but disguises them as links to credible commentators. He does this for hit counts and validation. He could, like the classy bloggers do, make it clear when he is linking to his personal blog. He has to fool people into visiting his blog because it is unimaginative and banal.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

You got under his skin Laura in Maryland. This is very good. csdeven’s true colors are shown when challenged.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

I thought she did it exceptionally well last night.

That’s fine, but per conservative icon George Will, Palin can’t be trusted with the nuclear football. Just what they said about Goldwater in 1964.

/

Paul-Cincy on July 14, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Seems unconventional to me.

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

It would be if she were going to run. Since she isn’t, it is simply the convention way to keep the based agitated and sending in PAC donations.

csdeven on July 14, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I think she is in and I think she will win it.

If she does not go in, she will support Bachman most likely, but Perry is a possibility.

jeffn21 on July 14, 2011 at 11:29 AM

ConservativePartyNow on July 14, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Agreed. What will matter is how much money the voters have versus how much they had four years earlier.

MJBrutus on July 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Does anyone know if SarahPac numbers have been released for the mid-year reporting period? Seems to me those numbers will have just as much of a determining effect as anything else.

CTSherman on July 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

I have to agree with others here that Palin’s dithering is like the boy who cried wolf . . . after a while you just stop paying attention. I am beginning to believe she is hoping Perry will jump in so she can endorse him. Also, if Perry wins she will surely play a large role in his administration which is a good way forward for her to eventually gain the oval office herself. It is clear to me that she will get in if no one of her liking does, but I get the feeling she would rather not.

KickandSwimMom on July 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

JohnGalt23 on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM

That damn Perry he can’t even say if he is runnign or not. He should be ashamed of himself for stringing his supporters along like this. Hell they even bought him a booth in Ames and he can’t make up his mind. I’m done with supporting Perry I thought he would make a good #2 but his inability to make a decision has caused me to diswon that support. He has no ground game, is courting the gop establishment for money, no grassroots support. His staff are known traitors and I fear they will jump ship soon if Perry continues to tease his supporters like this.

Perry either shi! or get off the pot. You are ruingin the entire primary season for those declared candidates..

unseen on July 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM
Good one!

It will be pretty funny if Palin runs and Perry backs her!
There will be disappointed posters who only want Palin to
be Perry’s cheerleader!

Amjean on July 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Why is no one going after Palin for stringing us all along for two years?

silvernana on July 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM

New around here?

Kataklysmic on July 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Apparently ,even some of HA:s pundits complains about why she doesn’t declare NOW!.

the_nile on July 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Historical parallels cut both ways.

JohnGalt23 on July 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

This is true. But unfortunately Teh Fred! just didn’t have any energy by the time he announced. He was the reason why he failed.

portlandon on July 14, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Successful presidents had organization. They worked with the state parties. They didn’t antagonize the media and dare them to attack.

KingGold on July 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Anyone who thinks a candidate should capitulate to the media isn’t credible by any standard.

darwin on July 14, 2011 at 11:31 AM

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