Fun rumor of the day: Palin reconsidering?

posted at 7:11 pm on November 2, 2011 by Allahpundit

It’s wafer thin but lots of fun to game out, and I figure our resident Palinistas would appreciate having a new reason to believe after last month’s great disappointment. Here you go. The ballot deadlines have passed in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida, which means there are three possibilities. One: It’s not true. Two: It is true but she’s going to run third party, which means she doesn’t have to worry about primary deadlines. Three: It’s true and she’s going to run as a Republican, having been lured back into the race by the vacuum on the right after Perry’s collapse and Cain’s sudden vulnerability. What about NH, SC, and FL, though? Well, in theory she could run hard in Iowa, win there, and then immediately start campaigning in states with later primaries while Romney, Perry, and Cain duke it out over the rest of the early states. That would be awfully risky given the momentum that Romney would have if, as expected, he wins in New Hampshire and Florida, but the media would love the suspense of watching Palin defy the conventional playbook by skipping traditional early “must wins.” Imagine the drama if Romney steamrolled Perry and Cain and turned up on Super Tuesday with only Palin, the Iowa winner, left to stop him. Gut-check time for Republican voters: Would they opt grudgingly for Mitt on grounds that Palin might be unelectable or would they rally to Palin on “Anyone But Romney” grounds? Three words, my friends: Blog. Traffic. Apocalypse.

Anyway. Not happening. But fun to consider.

Update: Via Business Insider, are we sure Palin wouldn’t win that Super Tuesday showdown with Romney?

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unseen to the courtesy phone, please

eyesky on November 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Please God let it be true.

Kataklysmic on November 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM

The sword of damacles looms again.

lorien1973 on November 2, 2011 at 7:13 PM

One word: volume, volume, volume…

Okay, it’s three but you get the point.

And there’s always Bob Dole.

Quayle?

Bush Senior? Still eligible for 4 years.

Lots of possibilities.

SteveMG on November 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Given the Cain threads I wouldn’t have thought Allahpundit would need a Sarah Palin post on this day, of all days!

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Blog. Traffic. Apocalypse.

Game on!

the_nile on November 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Well, why the hell not? It’s not as if this primary race can’t become even more of a dad-blamed circus. The more the merrier.

KingGold on November 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

What’s with all these Sarah Huntsman posts…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on November 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Anyone but Romney and Obama.

redeye on November 2, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Save us from Cain, Perry and Romney….

and most of all Obama…Pleeezzz!!!!

idesign on November 2, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Sarah Palin/Ron Paul 12!!!

FloatingRock on November 2, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Newt!

lorien1973 on November 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Deadlines passed, not happening.

El_Terrible on November 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

She would HAVE to be freakin’ insane to do so.

They will eat her and her family ALIVE.

Opposite Day on November 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Nah, she isn’t running. Todd has been seen with Perry’s people far too much for her to be doing so.

Kermit on November 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 7:14 PM

yeap. The Cain threads have been like Top 40 radio, the hits just keep on comin’. This is necessary?

predator on November 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Palin reconsidering?

I’ll be in my bunk…

Gyro on November 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Yes, yes, after a dozen+1 Herman Cain threads (not that they’re all just wonderful), we could use some Sarah Palin ’round these here parts, I reckon.

Jeddite on November 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

You are killing me Allah. If that happens, 0bami will win reelection.

Groan………….

Lance Murdock on November 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Spare me, Cuda. You had a window of several months to get in and toyed with your supporters. And don’t assume so quickly that Cain’s campaign is imploding. Do we even know yet what he’s been accused of and by whom? No, we don’t.

Doughboy on November 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Gutfeld/Tantaros 2012!

predator on November 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Man, It is about the only chance I have of voting my conscience this election cycle.

I will vote Obama against huntsman/romney/Paul, Abstain thus far with Santorum/Cain/Perry, Vote begrudgingly for Gingrich and vote happily for Bachmann (fat chance she salvages her campaign though). Oh well, maybe she will run.

astonerii on November 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Anyway. Not happening. But fun to consider.

Come on, dont say that , blogg the rumor , reap the blogg hits!

the_nile on November 2, 2011 at 7:20 PM

yeap. The Cain threads have been like Top 40 radio, the hits just keep on comin’. This is necessary?

predator on November 2, 2011 at 7:18 PM

I will be honest and admit to a certain level of amusement at seeing all those ‘respectable’ candidates who would be so much better than the ‘unelectable’ Palin going down in flames like a later day Hindenburg.

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Not a chance. Move along folks. Nothing to see here.

SoulGlo on November 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Spare me, Cuda. You had a window of several months to get in and toyed with your supporters. And don’t assume so quickly that Cain’s campaign is imploding. Do we even know yet what he’s been accused of and by whom? No, we don’t.

Doughboy on November 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Maybe she knew…

the_nile on November 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I hope she does it just to piss off everyone’s favorite anti-Palin retard, who shall remain nameless.

Bwaaaaahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM

AP/Pelosi 2012!

tim c on November 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM

I think this was a misprint of Frum rumor of the day.

Seth Halpern on November 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Please God.. don’t let this moment pass! I just want to sit here and relish it! Oh .. it’s so wonderful ! I feel young again! It’s just like the old days! Here I go… it feels sooo good… Palin 2012!

JellyToast on November 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

If Palin reconsiders and runs as a Republican, I’ll work my heart out for her. If she comes in on a third party bid, I’ll work just as hard for her GOP opponent. A third party run on her part would split the vote and give the election to President Obama. And that, in my view, would be a betrayal.

troyriser_gopftw on November 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Could Palin do any worse than the dummies we got trying to run now?

Imaginary Palin ’12!!!

portlandon on November 2, 2011 at 7:26 PM

It’s amusing that the supposed deadlines are all treated as sacrosanct but the primary dates themselves were moved up for the benefit of one candidate rather sneakily no? If she enters, there’ll be so much pressure that she’ll be on the ballot everywhere or rest assured the Palinista army will eat the GOP alive.

You have also forgotten that on all these ballots placeholders have been put which can be replaced with her name. That’s another option.

promachus on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Please God.. don’t let this moment pass! I just want to sit here and relish it! Oh .. it’s so wonderful ! I feel young again! It’s just like the old days! Here I go… it feels sooo good… Palin 2012!

JellyToast on November 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Hey, it would be unconventional. All hair 769th dimensional chess!1!

Kataklysmic on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Oh H@ll Yes!!!!

Scotsman on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Her PAC contributions must be drying up. Do you expect her to pay for her family vacations? Time to get back to milking the candidacy cow again…

BuckNutty on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

That’s my girl…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Mayhaps she has been asked to consider VP to Perry?

OldEnglish on November 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

*hail

Kataklysmic on November 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Let’s end this flaky silliness with all the rinos and non-candidates and fake polls. The only question left is who will be Bachmann’s running mate, and Palin is a bad fit for obvious reasons. She’d make a good energy secretary, though.

Buddahpundit on November 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM

A trillion posts or bust!

Del Dolemonte on November 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I will be honest and admit to a certain level of amusement at seeing all those ‘respectable’ candidates who would be so much better than the ‘unelectable’ Palin going down in flames like a later day Hindenburg.

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Indeed. Perry lasted about a month, Bachmann lasted few weeks, Cain not even that much. Mittens has not even been vetted and they are saving him for general. Imagine the same kind of vetting coming out of Mittens once he is the nominee and he sinks like a rock. Palin endured mostly made up stuff for three years and is still standing. Unelectable my ass. That’s just a meme spread by Romney folks. If anybody is unelectable, it’s him.

promachus on November 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Oh, boy. I don’t know what to say.

If she gets back in, I’m with her all the way.

And who could blame her for reconsidering given the numbnuttery going on right now?

Kensington on November 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Awesome!! Another clown for the Republican clown car.

They may need a van.

rickyricardo on November 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Unconventional Campaign. You heard it first here.

Jocundus on November 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Hey, it would be unconventional. All hair 769th dimensional chess!1!

Kataklysmic on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

If , it would be 769th dimensional laser chess.

the_nile on November 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

What a crazy afternoon. And meanwhile OWS people on the west coast are rioting, imprisoning innocent store customers and attacking banks, and promoting public employee strikes.

juliesa on November 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Low moans reportedly being heard from unseens basement apartment.

rickyricardo on November 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

It’s wafer thin but lots of fun to game out, and I figure our resident Palinistas would appreciate having a new reason to believe after last month’s great disappointment.

Awww… Allah, that’s just cruel. On the plus side, you can’t say that Hot Air is all gay black all the time.

MeatHeadinCA on November 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Saracuda, the very personification of ||||, ,||||

TXUS on November 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

The Mom instinct might have kicked in….

“Herb! Mitt! Ricky! If you boys can’t play nice, I’m coming in there. And Michelle! Stop sniffing Johnnys model airplane glue.”

portlandon on November 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Low moans reportedly being heard from unseens basement apartment.

rickyricardo on November 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM

unseen was a class act when she announced she wouldn’t run. He at least let go.

MeatHeadinCA on November 2, 2011 at 7:32 PM

A third party run on her part would split the vote and give the election to President Obama. And that, in my view, would be a betrayal.

troyriser_gopftw on November 2, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Wouldn’t Obamacare and Romneycare split the liberal vote making it even easier for Palin/Paul to win? I think you should reconsider because I think Palin would win unless there are too many people like you who give up without even trying.

FloatingRock on November 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Maybe, just maybe, a Palinista released this information knowing that is would cause a civil war among the RINOs vs. the True Conservatives and then Palin would swoop down and save us all and then get destroyed in the general.

/Good times, good times…

Lance Murdock on November 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

I hope she does it just to piss off everyone’s favorite anti-Palin retard, who shall remain nameless.

MadisonConservative on November 2, 2011 at 7:23 PM

I really wish you’d stop denigrating yourself like that. ;)

Bee on November 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Her PAC contributions must be drying up. Do you expect her to pay for her family vacations? Time to get back to milking the candidacy cow again…

BuckNutty on November 2, 2011 at 7:27 PM

You have proof of this, yes?

chewmeister on November 2, 2011 at 7:33 PM

What a crazy afternoon. And meanwhile OWS people on the west coast are rioting, imprisoning innocent store customers and attacking banks, and promoting public employee strikes.

juliesa on November 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM

Republicans will not be happy with the demise of the country unless they have a say in it.

MeatHeadinCA on November 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Sarah Palin: I’ve got your nose! Yes I do! I got your nose!

Palin Supporters: **TeeHee**

FlatFoot on November 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Well, P-A-L-I-N IS easier to spell than M-U-R-K-O-W-S-K-I

Can there be write in’s in primaries? She just might pull it off. It would be awesome !

stenwin77 on November 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Sarah Palin/Ron Paul 12!!!

FloatingRock on November 2, 2011 at 7:16 PM

I’m as big a Ron Paul fan as the next guy, but anyone would have to be monumentally insane to make their death or incapacity the only thing between Ron Paul and the funny shaped office.

JohnGalt23 on November 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Indeed. Perry lasted about a month, Bachmann lasted few weeks, Cain not even that much. Mittens has not even been vetted and they are saving him for general. Imagine the same kind of vetting coming out of Mittens once he is the nominee and he sinks like a rock. Palin endured mostly made up stuff for three years and is still standing. Unelectable my ass. That’s just a meme spread by Romney folks. If anybody is unelectable, it’s him.

promachus on November 2, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Well I don’t think its likely as the GOP crowd got what they wanted. They took her out and now have their dream candidates. This GOP lineup is what they wanted and I think they are going to get it good and hard. I think Obama is going to win and Romney will be the nominee who takes the Republican Party to defeat.

A beach, a chair, some whiskey and popcorn. Might as well enjoy the show while it lasts.

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM

She’ll have my support and vote.

Zorro on November 2, 2011 at 7:36 PM

1000 posts or bust!

chewmeister on November 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Does anyone (other than me) think it is hysterical that while all our candidates self destruct in various and sundry ways, instead of flocking to Mr. Clean, Gov. Palin gets pulled into action? Good stuff.

Cindy Munford on November 2, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I say just let her get into the debates and let everyone make their minds up over what she says rather than who she is.

William Amos on November 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

There is still a huge story to break. Keep watching Breitbart.

huckleberryfriend on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Update: Via Business Insider, are we sure Palin wouldn’t win that Super Tuesday showdown with Romney?

Yes, indeed, he appears invincible.

Cindy Munford on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Sarah Palin: I’ve got your nose! Yes I do! I got your nose!

Palin Supporters: **TeeHee**

FlatFoot on November 2, 2011 at 7:34 PM

LOL

RepubChica on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Does anyone (other than me) think it is hysterical that while all our candidates self destruct in various and sundry ways, instead of flocking to Mr. Clean, Gov. Palin gets pulled into action? Good stuff.

Cindy Munford on November 2, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I find it hysterical.

Draft Palin.

portlandon on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

AP, you devil you.

J.E. Dyer on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

OT: Speaking of Alaska. Dude!

ConservativePartyNow on November 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

My heart is pounding! I feel dizzy even…

JellyToast on November 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM

I sure as hell hope she isn’t. A 100% celebrity status lover, fake conservative who happens to be un-electable. Not to mention that if the Cain stuff is an issue, good luck with Glenn Rice and the coke allegations.

Now, if Pawlenty, Ryan or Daniels would reconsider that would be a different story. That said, I’ll be pissed if I hear another “Paul Ryan not satisfied with the field” story. I he didn’t get in it’s his own damn fault.

eski502 on November 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Free, cheap hits here!

Free, cheap hits here!

swamp_yankee on November 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Noooooooooooooo….

Is it turning into a circus act?

albill on November 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

I’d be behind her 100%. She may say see has baggage, but nothing of th nature that is going on now.

ConservativePartyNow on November 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

I say just let her get into the debates and let everyone make their minds up over what she says rather than who she is.

William Amos on November 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

If this were the standard, Newt would have locked this up a long time ago.

lorien1973 on November 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Well, as much as I enjoy betting on stuff like this,I have no bets on it (yet), one way or t’other, but I’ll say this: If I were Sarah, I’d be doing some serious reconsiderin’ ’bout now. The other stuff is starting to look raggedy.

Palin/Gingrich 2011? Who’d have ever thunk it.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

This should be a relief to ProudPalinFan.

JellyToast on November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

I’d stay home in the general if Palin were the nominee. And I’m to the right of every GOP candidate in the race right now. Not voting for a celebrity loving fmr Governor who quit on her state. No way. Obama is pompous and self loving enough.

eski502 on November 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

There is still a huge story to break. Keep watching Breitbart.

huckleberryfriend on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

What story, or on what subject?

sharrukin on November 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

JohnGalt23 on November 2, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Think of it as a Hail Mary pass. If we don’t turn this country back on the path of freedom and liberty then it won’t matter anyway.

FloatingRock on November 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I think Sarah Palin planted the charges against Cain!

LOL!!

HondaV65 on November 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

It happened once before

http://unionleader.com/article/99999999/NEWS0605/110509967

1964: Lodge’s write-in victory

One week before the election, Goldwater had predicted he would receive 35 percent of the vote. Buoyed by sizable and worm crowds in the final week, he upped his prediction to 40 percent just before the polls opened. Yet within 18 minutes of the closing of the polls, the CBS computer predicted a landslide in the making for the Ambassador to South Vietnam. And it was — Lodge received 33,007 to Goldwater’s 20,692 and Rockefeller’s 19,504. A write-in for Richard Nixon tallied 15,587.

William Amos on November 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Used to be a Palin supporter. Not anymore. Still, the current field is a joke. There’s really no reason why she should have stayed out. It’s just silly at this point to jump in. Yet she’d probably win in a landslide cuz I haven’t seen anyone on the GOP side, contenders and supporters alike, be right about anything.

MrX on November 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I think Sarah Palin planted the charges against Cain!

LOL!!

HondaV65 on November 2, 2011 at 7:47 PM

The celebrity gossip pimp my kids out hound she is, it wouldn’t shock me in the least…

eski502 on November 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 7:45 PM

BTW, I’d still prefer to see her run later. But if the current field turns out to be too weak, I’ll change my mind pea brain.

petefrt on November 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

I’d stay home in the general if Palin were the nominee. And I’m to the right of every GOP candidate in the race right now. Not voting for a celebrity loving fmr Governor who quit on her state. No way. Obama is pompous and self loving enough.

eski502 on November 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Oh sure you are. You sound just like someone who is to the right of the GOP candidates. I think you are just a troll from the 1%!

JellyToast on November 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Is it turning into a circus act?

albill on November 2, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Huge tent , 8-9 clowns , and now you think it’s a circus?

the_nile on November 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Hot Air :”Hit Whores ‘r’ Us”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on November 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

eski502 on November 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…………

chewmeister on November 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I have doubts with all the other, but Palin…

Kini on November 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

If ever I wished for a time machine, the time is now.
Move me, please to November 2012.
I can’t bear another YEAR of this crap.

bridgetown on November 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

There is still a huge story to break. Keep watching Breitbart.

huckleberryfriend on November 2, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Regarding Cain???

portlandon on November 2, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I’d stay home in the general if Palin were the nominee. And I’m to the right of every GOP candidate in the race right now. Not voting for a celebrity loving fmr Governor who quit on her state. No way. Obama is pompous and self loving enough.

eski502 on November 2, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Hey , calm down , it’s a rumor , it’s not true. No really…

the_nile on November 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Best story would be….

Cain wins GOP nomination.
Cain picks PALIN as VP.

yeah, baby

bridgetown on November 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I say just let her get into the debates and let everyone make their minds up over what she says rather than who the MSM says she is.

William Amos on November 2, 2011 at 7:40 PM

FIFY

chewmeister on November 2, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Hell, if the GOP field keeps imploding as it has been, even Allah will be begging Palin to get back in. I know for my part, I would support her 100%–especially if she picked Newt as her VP.

KickandSwimMom on November 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM

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