Sarah Palin: “It’s not too late for folks to jump in”

posted at 4:45 pm on December 20, 2011 by Tina Korbe

In an interview with Eric Bolling on “Follow the Money” last night, Sarah Palin re-invited conjecture about you know what. The Iowa caucuses are just two weeks away, but “it’s not to late for folks to jump in” the GOP presidential race, Palin said.

“Who knows what will happen in the future?” she asked.

Hers isn’t the only “ghost of a candidate past” to haunt the race. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush also recently stoked speculation about a possible candidacy with an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal. The op-ed — “Capitalism and the Right to Rise” — reads like “a campaign-like economic manifesto,” as Byron York put it.

But while Bush emphatically reiterates he won’t run, Palin doesn’t repeat her one-time announcement that she’ll stay out, making it infinitely more fun to resume speculation about Sarah than about Jeb. Still, even after the impartial consideration of curiosity-arousing statements from non-candidates, it’s easy to conclude, as York does, that GOP discontent with the present field — rather than any true intention to run on the part of Palin, Bush, Christie, Ryan or the rest of ‘em — fuels the irrepressible buzz about them.

Likely, the GOP nominee will come from the current crop of candidates — and, really, we could do worse. Remember the guy we fielded last time? Romney was popularly believed to be to the right of him. So, we can’t possibly nominate as poorly as we did in 2008. The Tea Party has made a difference in the presidential nominating process, after all.

Meantime, I just can’t wait for the Tim Tebow ticket in 2024. If you thought a Sarah Palin presidential run would be controversial …

In the same “Follow the Money” interview, Palin declares her pride in Tebow and positively proclaims herself to be on “Team Tebow.” I gotta say: I’m with Bolling and Palin on this. The Christian mission is full of creative tension. Called to share our faith, but also to avoid hypocrisy and displays of self-righteousness, we rarely get the balance just right — and, yes, that is understandably a scandal to non-Christians – but I can think of just one word to describe faulting a guy for trying to be faithful to his vocation: petty.


P.S. Totally superficial, but I love that crystal-trimmed coffee cup of Palin’s! It’s just to the right in the video. Cute, cute!


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Dr Evil on December 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM

facepalm

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:15 PM

No candidate needs to call Obama names because they have his record to attack. And when folks are out of a job, they want solutions, not school yard antics.

And Romney, just like Palin, will have to account for their record. I suppose you think it would be easier for Palin to defend her cowardly quitting in the middle of her first term than it will for Romney to defend how he had to compromise with the dems in a huge dem state?

hahahaha!!! Yeah, riiiiight!

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

Sarah may have the last laugh on twerp and her ilk.

Hold back, let all of the lesser candidates beat each other to a pulp, then ride in and take the prize.

Ge Sarah!

Yosef on December 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM

csdeven: mccain used your logic and look where it got him
Sarah wanted to rip his cojones out. the mccain held her back.

obama ain’t gonna use logic. he’s going for the cojones.

renalin on December 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM

He doesn’t have any choice. The dems are making noise about changing Joe out….Obama’s not inspiring them with confidence, they think they have to spike the ticket.

Dr Evil on December 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Voting for someone based on voting projections. Do you realize how idiotic that sounds?

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Considering the ultimate objective is to win, not so much.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Despite what political genius and two-year governor of a state that has more caribou than people has to say, it’s way too late for anyone short of a zombie Ronald Reagan to jump into the Republican race…Pretty sure that Reagan, god rest his soul, is not coming back…Palin’s analysis here is ridiculous.

Nozzle on December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

PS..Rick Perry..:)

Dire Straits on December 20, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Uphill :) Would be fun to see.

I’m benched. I have to tell you, it’s quiet and peaceful here on the bench. I’m not picking my sword back up till go-time.

Axe on December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

What’s your view on the Founding Fathers – about a third of whom were prominent Masons?

OldEnglish on December 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM

I don’t know much about Masons, but I don’t know if you are accurate here. People always telling us the founding fathers were this or that on religion, almost like they all had the exact same beliefs on religion, which of course, doesn’t hold up if you are skepitical of glib comments like this.

Founding fathers are not on the ballot….Romney is.

My point isn’t to run down Mormons. It’s to push back on this notion that Romney is the smartest man alive and all other Republican pols need to bow down to him. For a bright man, he sure seems to have some confidence issues.

Don’t call pols like Sarah Palin or Bachman nutty or stupid if you hero thinks Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I think that’s only fair. :)

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

about a third of whom were prominent Masons?

OldEnglish on December 20, 2011 at 6:16 PM

They would call them cultists. And these morons would reject Reagan too.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Really? He didn’t make it past the Iowa straw poll. Joke territory.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:17 PM

That says more about the foolishness of IA voters than Pawlenty.

We’re talking about a group of people who believed that Bachmann was a serious candidate and currently think that Ron Paul would be a good choice for President.

Hollowpoint on December 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Voting for someone based on voting projections. Do you realize how idiotic that sounds?

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM

Considering the ultimate objective is to win, not so much.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Sounds to me then you should be trying to get Hillary to switch parties.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM

karenhasfreedom on December 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Karen,

I kept your post in my notes, it was so well said. It’s posters like yourself that I’ve enjoyed reading and learned alot from that made me very excited to join Hotair after reading the comments for the last 3 years. :)

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM

And yet 80% of the GOP want someone else. A tower of power Romney has for support, he does.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:14 PM

And yet better than 90% of the GOP consistently don’t want any of the rest of the candidates. Romney is the only candidate with consistent support over 25%.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM

I’m benched. I have to tell you, it’s quiet and peaceful here on the bench. I’m not picking my sword back up till go-time.

Axe on December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Yes very uphill..:)

PS..There is nothing wrong with the bench..The best view is from there..:)

Dire Straits on December 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

That says more about the foolishness of IA voters than Pawlenty.

Hollowpoint on December 20, 2011 at 6:24 PM

“The fools! Can’t they seeeeeeee?????” And you were flogging a guy as electable who couldn’t get past single digits in the polls. Which means your judgement isn’t worth half a crap.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I think it’s a legacy thing with Romney. His Dad was the governor of Michigan…
Dr Evil on December 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM

No question. The father thing is deep with this guy. There is no other observable reason – no passion for politics, history or public service or any rationale for this willingness to throw endless money at this “need.” Watching him posture at the debates, his pseudo-Alpha body language, reminds me of every striving, insecure character with that aching need to prove himself I’ve ever known. It’s about fulfilling Daddy’s unfulfilled dream. Gore had it, too — expressed differently. Gore couldn’t be president and decided to save the world. “Daddy, is this good enough?” These people always bust springs and short their circuits. In Romney’s case, I see it as more pathologically benign — but he would still do lasting damage to conservatism. He really has no clue of the lethal political forces at work in America.

We need to break this paradigm of the safe-choice establishment tool. Times are different.

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Sounds to me then you should be trying to get Hillary to switch parties.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM

She is more than welcome to and if she can beat out of the rest of the field, more power to her. See as how the Clinton name is toxic to the Republican base, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. =)

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

In response to all of the Perry supporters need to go back to red state or wherever else. I AM A LOUD PROUD PERRY SUPPORTER AND I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE. Get over it. My best wishes to governor Palin she would definately be better than Romney or Newt and I welcome her to the contest should she be inclined to join. Personally I would like to see a Perry / Palin ticket, economic powerhouse meets bareknuckled liberal destroyer.

iidvbii on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

Romney doesn’t win any primary run-off.

Romney supporters know this. He can win the nomination if the conservative voters don’t rally around another candidate.

This guy doesn’t even seek our nomination if we have a primary run-off, in my view.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

And yet better than 90% of the GOP consistently don’t want any of the rest of the candidates. Romney is the only candidate with consistent support over 25%.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:26 PM

Still, 80% want someone other than Romney.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

No candidate needs to call Obama names because they have his record to attack. And when folks are out of a job, they want solutions, not school yard antics.

And Romney, just like Palin, will have to account for their record. I suppose you think it would be easier for Palin to defend her cowardly quitting in the middle of her first term than it will for Romney to defend how he had to compromise with the dems in a huge dem state?

hahahaha!!! Yeah, riiiiight!

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

You don’t get it. It’s not calling him names. It’s speaking the truth. He is a socialist and the sooner people realize it the better. It does our cause no good to sugarcoat the truth the way Mittens just did.

Romney’s record sucks. Rommneycare?

46th in job creation?

Appointing lib judges?

Appointing John Holdren to implement carbon caps?

Flip flopping on almost every issue know to man?

Really, why do you love him so much?

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:29 PM

She is more than welcome to and if she can beat out of the rest of the field, more power to her. See as how the Clinton name is toxic to the Republican base, I don’t see that happening anytime soon. =)

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

The base? Who needs them when you can win with independents and disaffected Democrats? She has better numbers against Obama than Romney, though, so you should seriously start thinking about it. Since winning’s the name of the game and all.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Sarah Palin has entered…Send your money to her superpac right now cause she’s running a shadow campaign.

Soon she will launch her super special genius 4th dimensional chessgame strategy to beat every other candidate and float right into the whitehouse on the super earnest desires of super earnest real americans just…like…you

Stare into the TV Image…Your eyeslids are getting heavy…you are getting sleepy…

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Figured you would have better luck over here? Think again.

cozmo on December 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM

Keep making excuses for your corruptocrat governor.

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM

My point isn’t to run down Mormons. It’s to push back on this notion that Romney is the smartest man alive and all other Republican pols need to bow down to him. For a bright man, he sure seems to have some confidence issues.

Don’t call pols like Sarah Palin or Bachman nutty or stupid if you hero thinks Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I think that’s only fair. :)

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Your only point is to run down Mormons. You are a despicable bigot.

If you had one rational bone in your body, you would admit that believing in someone who died and came back to life, could switch from spirit, to body, to nothing (at will), and can actually save people from sin is just as nutty as believing Joesph Smith was a prophet.

Yet all the other candidates are just as “nutty” and you esteem them to be perfectly qualified.

YOU ARE A BIGOT.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM

The republican establishment hasn’t exactly been supportive of Sarah and she’s been a loyal republican.

Dr Evil on December 20, 2011 at 6:19 PM

She truly is a party girl. But she seems to divide the party from the theater. Whether or not that’s legitimate … maybe it might be “optimistic.”

Axe on December 20, 2011 at 6:32 PM

The base? Who needs them when you can win with independents and disaffected Democrats? She has better numbers against Obama than Romney, though, so you should seriously start thinking about it. Since winning’s the name of the game and all.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM

The only difference is that Romney does better against Obama than the other candidates in the field even in most red states and swing states. I suspect Hillary wouldn’t have such luck in red states. And those polling numbers you speak of? They’re not with Hillary as the Republican candidate. Kind of messes up things when you start thinking of those variables, huh?

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:32 PM

I’m starting to wonder about the sanity of conservatives. Why will Palin NOT GO AWAY? She’s liked by a tiny group of people in the world, and the rest of us think she’s an opportunistic dolt who is helping to destroy the conservative brand.

And someone please explain to me how this idiot can’t possibly endorse a candidate by now? These are all guys who have been around for a long time, so she knows (I’d hope!) what their stances are…she’s simply doing what she does. She’s sitting on the sidelines like a dummy, waiting for the polls to tell her which candidate to back, so she can claim she’s like uber totally awesome!

Ugh.

TheBlueSite on December 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Romney rejected Reagan.

Yet one of the Romneybot talking point is that the anti-Romney people would reject Reagan today.

They see no irony in that because they are shills for Romney. Just say anything even if it’s not ballpark close to reality.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM

We need to break this paradigm of the safe-choice establishment tool. Times are different.

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

It’s got to be legacy because his dad doesn’t need vindicated. I don’t get his supporters flogging themselves endlessly if they want is their first Mormon president Jon Huntsman has a better record.

Dr Evil on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

csdeven,

You just said mocked Christians for their beliefs. Note that I didn’t call you a bigot for that, but you called me a bigot because I’m not on board the Joseph SMith crazy train. :)

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I’d rather waste money trying to convince Sarah to run than support a phony like Perry.

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/08/16/rick-perrys-bad-obama-style-medicine/

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

If Sarah runs she has my vote no question! Not one of the current crop can win the General. The Obama poll numbers will make a miraculous recovery and be reported daily to the sheep by his campaign partners the Media.

abupundit on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:29 PM

So calling Obama a “socialist” is not name calling? It certainly is and unlike your view, most Americans have no patience for it.

Obama is a failure.

No more than that is needed to defeat him. And any candidate that goes off on a name calling campaign is stepping over dollars to pick up lint.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM

My hope is that if ROmney beats Obama, the first thing he does is announce is intentions to make polgyamy legal, like Bill did in Big Love when he won the election.

At least a Romney presidency would be interesting if only for that. This guy is going to be Bush Sr, at best.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

No question. The father thing is deep with this guy
rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Yeah…You nailed it.

Why can’t these people just go into therapy like the hoi polloi

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

YOU ARE A BIGOT.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM

You must be a liberal plant. No one else throws the bigot card around like you do. Either that or you’re just nut.

darwin on December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

If Romney decided not to run for office would we ever see him on HA(RS,NRO,ACE)? Wouldn’t we forget that he ever existed?

Palin > Romney

BoxHead1 on December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

The only difference is that Romney does better against Obama than the other candidates in the field even in most red states and swing states. I suspect Hillary wouldn’t have such luck in red states.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Bud, if it were Romney vs Clinton in 2012, I think Mitt would have a hard time winning more than 3 states in the south.

I’m starting to wonder about the sanity of conservatives. Why will Palin NOT GO AWAY?

TheBlueSite on December 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM

She’s been away. Did she somehow force you to click on this thread? Darn it!

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Still, 80% want someone other than Romney.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

And better than 90% don’t want any of the rest. Romney is more popular in the GOP than any candidate you have switched to and from.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Liberals like Obama in Europe call themselves socialists.

How can you whine about the use of the word socialist but approve of calling Obama a failure? One is name calling, but the other is not? Sounds like you are splitting hairs to me.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

I’d rather waste money trying to convince Sarah to run than support a phony like Perry.

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/08/16/rick-perrys-bad-obama-style-medicine/

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

That is what you should do..:)

Dire Straits on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

“The fools! Can’t they seeeeeeee?????” And you were flogging a guy as electable who couldn’t get past single digits in the polls. Which means your judgement isn’t worth half a crap.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM

I was hardly “flogging” him, but whatever. Not my fault he underperformed and dropped out. Unlike Bachmann, Cain, and to a lesser degree Newt he was a legitimate, well qualified candidate.

Meanwhile, the delusional Palinistas keep trying to touch the hot stove coils after having gotten burned just months before, having ignored warnings from the sane and reasonable people.

Hollowpoint on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Why can’t these people just go into therapy like the hoi polloi

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

It couldn’t hurt.

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Romney rejected Reagan.

Yet one of the Romneybot talking point is that the anti-Romney people would reject Reagan today.

They see no irony in that because they are shills for Romney. Just say anything even if it’s not ballpark close to reality.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM

Apparently the people who worked for Romney don’t seem to have too much of a problem considering 34 Reaganites endorsed Romney a couple of days back. People change over time, just like Reagan himself did.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Romney’s popular with moderates, while the conservative vote is divided. He’s not universally popular with Republican voters. He could not win a primary run-off race.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

darwin on December 20, 2011 at 6:36 PM

Some folks are playing with a thin line..But you know that already..:)

Dire Straits on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Name calling would be “Commie Punk”. “Socialist” is simple, accurate description.

Who is John Galt on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

I’m not talking to somebody with the screenname “GOP Rank N FIle”.

You are a party man. I want to talk to objective thinkers.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

You just said mocked Christians for their beliefs. Note that I didn’t call you a bigot for that, but you called me a bigot because I’m not on board the Joseph SMith crazy train. :)

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

I didn’t mock Christians. I mocked you for being a bigoted and a hypocrite. You are free to explain how believing in Jesus is any less nutty than believing that Joesph Smith is a prophet.

PLEASE! PRETTY PLEASE, try to explain it. We all need a good laugh!

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 5:43 PM

For some strange reason, Palin clowns insulting me doesnt seem to have much power. Whats next…a cat or a dog telling me how dumb I am.

Palin nuts are the dumbest portion of the party. What exactly are you a doctor of? Stupidity?

Gullible clown.

Jailbreak on December 20, 2011 at 5:46 PM

At least you’re not painting with a broad brush.

/Sarcasm should be obvious, but just in case…..

tom on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Apparently the people who worked for Romney don’t seem to have too much of a problem considering 34 Reaganites endorsed Romney a couple of days back. People change over time, just like Reagan himself did.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

*worked for Reagan

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Still, 80% want someone other than Romney.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:28 PM

And better than 90% don’t want any of the rest.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Which means a lot of people staying home. You’d better hope your precious independents and disaffected Dems turn out in force. They’re Romney’s base.

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM

How can you whine about the use of the word socialist but approve of calling Obama a failure? One is name calling, but the other is not? Sounds like you are splitting hairs to me.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Not splitting hairs, incoherence. Calling someone a “failure” is actually more of a generalized slur than identifying him as a socialist. In fact, Obama should be proud to be a socialist. He posed as a proud socialist on the New Party’s website in Illinois, after all.

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:40 PM

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM

stay out of the light children…Don’t go into the light children…

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Socialist is an accurate description of Obama’s political philosophy. So is statist, Marxist, leftwinger.

He can whine about it all he wants but it’s a legit word to use to describe his political views. It seems more kind than calling him a “failure”, which one of the ROmneybots classifies as “not trash talk”. Heh.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:41 PM

For those who discount Romney for Romneycare understand that our current medical system is broken. Spend one day in the hospital and look in amazement at the thousands upon thousands of dollars in costs. And no, not everyone can afford insurance so what to do? I’ll be the first to say that Federal intrusion with healthcare broke it, just as Federal intrusion broke housing. Once the Fed decided to backstop costs for seniors and the poor, the inflation in medical costs took off and failing to rein in the legal industry added fuel to the fire. Next came the mandate that no-one could be denied care at an emergency room. Nice idea, but now we have tens of millions of persons who use emergency rooms for basic care because its free to them. I won’t fault Romney for wading into the fray at the state level to try and fix a broken system. Federalism as envisioned by the founding fathers meant that states made their own decisions about how to best run their states. In such a system, the best “state models” are copied by their neighbors while the failed systems are tossed out. It is a self-correcting system. The problem with Federal intrusion is that we get one un-constitutional system that crosses all state lines. It is a one-size fits all fix that inevitably goes wrong and is damn near impossible to change once the feeding at the Federal trough starts…If Romneycare is a failure, let it fail and the people of Massachusettes can throw it out or modify it appropriately. It’s what the founders intended. Once again, I won’t fault Mitt for trying…

Nozzle on December 20, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Obama bristles when people call him a socialist. All leftwingers hate being called that.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I dont like Perry.

I dont like Huntsman

I would not give Paul as much as a second thought. tollerate Paul.

I absolutely can not tollerate Romney, I think that he is a wolf in sheeps clothing.

I dont even include Santorum as a candidate. I honestly believe that a vote for Santorum would be a wasted vote because he just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to compete.

I’m not all that trusting of Gingrich, I think he stands way to close to Pelosi style of leadership to be a true conservative.

Sarah Palin well I think that she would make just a Perfect candidate for a senate run, but to be honest I really dont think this is her time to shine. The Lame Stream Liberal Media to this very day continues to be obsessed by just the sight of her. Their fear of Sarah Palin is absolutely astonishing.
So I guess when it comes time to cast my one vote in the republican primary, I will do like the majority of votes will do this election cycle, I’ll close my eyes, grit my teeth and once again cast my vote for the lesser of the two evils.

RiCkY.D. on December 20, 2011 at 6:42 PM

I was hardly “flogging” him, but whatever. Not my fault he underperformed and dropped out. Unlike Bachmann, Cain, and to a lesser degree Newt he was a legitimate, well qualified candidate.

Hollowpoint on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Seem that you’re not a very good judge of qualifications then, does it?

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM

So calling Obama a “socialist” is not name calling? It certainly is and unlike your view, most Americans have no patience for it.

Obama is a failure.

No more than that is needed to defeat him. And any candidate that goes off on a name calling campaign is stepping over dollars to pick up lint.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Hypothetically, if a candidate was a Nazi, would you not want people to point that out or would you want them to play nice like Mittens and do any namecalling?

Nice job avoiding the rest of my post. I pointed out about 6 things as to why Mittens record sucks. Go ahead refute it. Tell me why he’s worth voting for. How is he a conservative??

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM

You won’t fault Mitt for implementing the biggest overrreach into our medical decisions by the government, and by default, every aspect of our lives. He only did it at the state level!

Big government at the state level is just as bad as big government at the federal level. To give Romney a free pass on this in my mind is to tell people you aren’t a conservative.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Love her or hate you must give Palin her due.When she was in Iowa earlier this year the crowds she was drawing were much larger than any of the present candidates are drawing now.Whether you agree with her polities or not .She believes every word she is saying.There is nothing phony about her .She is charismatic and can light up a crowd better than any of the other Republican candidates.Look at Bachmann she is saying a lot of the same thing Palin would say .But Bachmann looks stiff and not much passion.Remember in the 2008 debates how Palin ate Biden lunch. I for one would love to see her jump in this campaign .Can you imagine her going up against Romney or Paul in a debate ?

logman1 on December 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Since you support name calling, why isn’t calling Obama a failure good enough for you?

Is there some magical spell connected with the word “socialist” that makes it more effective than “failure”?

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:23 PM

Thank you for your honest reply. BTW, Romney is no hero of mine – I was just concerned that bigotry might have crept in, somewhere.

OldEnglish on December 20, 2011 at 6:45 PM

She vaguely alludes to the possibility and the PDS crowd loses their feeble minds.

kingsjester on December 20, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Keep making excuses for your corruptocrat governor.

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Nope, not me. I’m just enjoying your nutballyness here as much as your nutballyness in the other thread. You seem to be scoring the same amount of points in both threads.

cozmo on December 20, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I’m not talking to somebody with the screenname “GOP Rank N FIle”.

You are a party man. I want to talk to objective thinkers.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

A religious bigot criticizing someone else for their lack of objectivity? That’s a new one. I’m not even a member of the Mormon church and I find your rhetoric offensive. Btw, if you even knew the history behind the name, then you wouldn’t doubt the objectivity. But then again, I don’t think anyone has ever equated you with being much of a thinker.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM

unless she announces she’s running…..she’s just attention whoring.

…..her book sales, speaking fees, cable show deal, and interest in her must be down and she needs to sound like she’s relevant again.

she didn’t have the guts to run and laid it off on “family”. Pahleeeze.

Michelle Bachmann can do it and she has 400 kids and 38 businesses.

Rick Santorum can do it and he’s got kids by the score.

If she really believes the future of the nation is at stake…..then why did she UNLOAD?

Barbara Bush told her to stay in Alaska and she did. Guess the Silver Fox knows best.

PappyD61 on December 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM

*worked for Reagan

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:39 PM

Yeah, like at the grassroots level, if even that.

Romney didn’t want anything to do with Reagan when he ran for office in Mass.

Stop using Reagan as a prop for Romney. It’s not a talking point that is going to work for him.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Sarah = Joke
Newt = Joke
Cain = Joke
Trump = Joke

Seriously people…the whole group is out for self-promotion and side projects. I can’t believe conservatives pay attention to these “celibrities”. Sarah is running around promoting reality shows in her stupid bus, Newt and Cain were shocked anybody took them seriously, and Trump is a circus barker. It’s embarassing. Mitt’s gonna win and he is almost a Democrat. If you convservatives want to get a real conservative into office, you need to look at “substance” over “style”. Poor Jeb…if his idiot brother hadn’t been prez… he could have been the ONE.

ZippyZ on December 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Obama bristles when people call him a socialist. All leftwingers hate being called that.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:42 PM

… in public.

Axe on December 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Apparently the people who worked for Romney don’t seem to have too much of a problem considering 34 Reaganites endorsed Romney a couple of days back. People change over time, just like Reagan himself did.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

What conservative things has Mittens done?

How do you explain Romneycare?

How about Mittens wanting to keep the good parts of Obamacare and only keep the bad parts?

Hiring John HOldren to implement carbon caps in MA?

Nominating liberal judges and using the lame excuse that he was in a blue state?

Being silent on the issues of day from 2009 to early this year? Where was he during the fight over Obamacare or the emergence of the Tea Party?

Not being able to handle a Bret Baier interview?

Being too gutless to call Obama a socialist?

That fact that MA was 46th in job creation with Mittens as governor?

Romney is a pathetic joke and has never been and will never be a conservative!

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Obama is a failure.
csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Why? Because he’s a socialist! So you can name the effect but not the cause? This avoidance of the term is nothing but the same PC appeasement to liberal culture speech codes that has defined RINOism and led to failure and marginalization.

Call him both. Explain the connection. It’s called public service and political leadership.

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM

How is saying Joseph Smith a crackpot “religious bigotry”?

Somebody explain that to me. Either prove Joseph Smith was a prophet of God or drop the bigot card playing.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM

We are to vote for him because he made good grades at BYU?

How many people in America can afford to be idle for years while running for president? Our Romney sure can, and I’m sure this is somehow some great example of how he champions free markets or something.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:07 PM

You are truly a clown. First you say “hey why does everybody say that Mitt Romney is so smart? I dont think he is smart, duh.” And then when somebody says “well, he was valedictorian of his school, byu, and harvard law and mba blah blah blah now you say, “duh, ooh ooh you memorized his grades and who cares if he is smart and duh duh byu isnt a good school, oh wait, it is, oh um, duh duh, hey everybody, he memorized mitt romney’s grades duh duh ooh ooh”.

You are truly and idiot.

Jailbreak on December 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Meanwhile, the delusional Palinistas keep trying to touch the hot stove coils after having gotten burned just months before, having ignored warnings from the sane and reasonable people.

Hollowpoint on December 20, 2011 at 6:38 PM

I do not feel burned by Sarah, it was her decision to make in her time frame. She didn’t chain anyone to her, they were free to go at any time. I will continue to support her in whatever she decides.

abupundit on December 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM

She vaguely alludes to the possibility and the PDS crowd loses their feeble minds.

kingsjester on December 20, 2011 at 6:45 PM

No kidding.

darwin on December 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM

A man with the screenname “GOP Rank N File” wants to tell me he’s a thinker and I’m not.

The party man is the critical thinker. Oh yes.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Yeah, like at the grassroots level, if even that.

Romney didn’t want anything to do with Reagan when he ran for office in Mass.

Stop using Reagan as a prop for Romney. It’s not a talking point that is going to work for him.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM

There you go again. If you actually realized why I was even mentioning Reagan, you would know that I wasn’t actually the one that brought him up initially. I was responding to a post that invoked Reagan and Romney. Nice try again, though. A for effort.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Nozzle on December 20, 2011 at 6:42 PM

Y’know there area lot of people in this country who don’t want medical care based on a failed european model…which is what Romneycare is only other states like the one I live in subsidize Mitt & Teddy’s little wetdream with Federal Dollars.

Now that has become the monster Obamacare which will bankrupt this country.

workingclass artist on December 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM

I’ve read them and they don’t impress me. I know exactly what Romney is. I have known since 2008. But that doesn’t change the fact that Obama needs to be defeated and Romney is the only candidate that has proven over time that he is able to do so.

Does Obama describe himself as a NAZI? NAZI’s are proud of what the are so there is no argument. Obama denies that he is a socialist. Accusing him of being so is a weak argument and distracts from attacking his failure to lead.

You want to call him names to serve your ego and that is all. We adults want to beat Obama and have decided on a course that is more likely to achieve that then using school yard tactics. What’s next in your repartee? Your daddy can beat up his daddy? We know he probably can, but who cares?

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM

A man with the screenname “GOP Rank N File” wants to tell me he’s a thinker and I’m not.

The party man is the critical thinker. Oh yes.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Lesson #1: If you’re going to attack based on substance, know what you’re talking about. If your attack lacks substances, it’s not much of an attack.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Jailbreak,

Gush over those Romney grades some more. Shill for Romney, take off your panties for the man.

He’s still a left of center moderate and I have his record as govenor in Mass to prove it.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:52 PM

unless she announces she’s running…..she’s just attention whoring.

…..her book sales, speaking fees, cable show deal, and interest in her must be down and she needs to sound like she’s relevant again.

she didn’t have the guts to run and laid it off on “family”. Pahleeeze.

Michelle Bachmann can do it and she has 400 kids and 38 businesses.

Rick Santorum can do it and he’s got kids by the score.

If she really believes the future of the nation is at stake…..then why did she UNLOAD?

Barbara Bush told her to stay in Alaska and she did. Guess the Silver Fox knows best.

PappyD61 on December 20, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Sarah never said she’d run in the first place. As a person who’s shown great integrity, I take her at her word that she was 50/50 right up to the last minute.

She never said she’d get back in the race, just that it’s not too late for “someone” to do it.

Many real conservatives want her to because we can’t stand that state of the current field — that two Progressives in Newt Romney and a crackpot in Paul are the current frontrunners.

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Seem that you’re not a very good judge of qualifications then, does it?

ddrintn on December 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM

My judgement is approximately 1000% better than any Palinista who has ever walked the Earth.

But yeah- I overestimated Pawlenty’s chances, but I wasn’t the one advising him. IMO he should’ve stayed in, but too late now. His biggest mistake was pretending the IA straw poll was in any way relevant.

I’ll take my judgement over that of the Palinistas who shouted endlessly that Palin would run and win, any day of the week.

Hollowpoint on December 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Lesson #1,

Somebody with the screenname GOP Rank N FIle is likely going to be a shill for the party machine candidate. This year, that candidate is Romney.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Obama denies that he is a socialist.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Of course he does … wouldn’t you? His actions and words however, confirm that he is at the very least … a socialist.

The entire democrat party is crammed full of socialists. Should he be the exception?

darwin on December 20, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I’ve read them and they don’t impress me. I know exactly what Romney is. I have known since 2008. But that doesn’t change the fact that Obama needs to be defeated and Romney is the only candidate that has proven over time that he is able to do so.

Does Obama describe himself as a NAZI? NAZI’s are proud of what the are so there is no argument. Obama denies that he is a socialist. Accusing him of being so is a weak argument and distracts from attacking his failure to lead.

You want to call him names to serve your ego and that is all. We adults want to beat Obama and have decided on a course that is more likely to achieve that then using school yard tactics. What’s next in your repartee? Your daddy can beat up his daddy? We know he probably can, but who cares?

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Glad to see the points laid out don’t impress you.

Pretty lame that you have chosen NOT to refute them.

Only that you know Romney. Really, how so? In a Ginger White-Cain type of way? : )

Do you think Obama is a socialist?

We’ve tried running squishy moderates in the past: Ford, DOle, McCain. It didn’t work out so well.

LevinFan on December 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Not a conservative,

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:44 PM

Whatever floats your boat cupcake…Retired military, business owner, voted straight Republican for thirty years.

cheers,

Nozzle on December 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Liberal and socialist means the same thing in my mind.

Liberals don’t even like it when you call them liberals.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:55 PM

Pappy, can you really blame Palin for not wanting to put up with the BS? Especially with the mean spirited establishment morons on our side.
Palin’s light is still shining and she isn’t going anywhere. We’re about to have a huge energy debate in this country and Palin will be right there in the mix.

mike_NC9 on December 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Thanks for the autobio, Nozzle. You ought to write a book because it sounds like you’ve lived an excited life there. I know I’d read a book about you.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Lesson #1,

Somebody with the screenname GOP Rank N FIle is likely going to be a shill for the party machine candidate. This year, that candidate is Romney.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Tsk tsk. Lesson #2: If your best argument is based on someone’s name, then you just end up looking juvenile. Once again, if you knew the derivation of the name, then you would realize how silly you sound right now.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM

csdeven = Romney’s version of unseen

DRayRaven on December 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Yes, I’m sure you put a lot of thought into your screenname GOP Rank N File. Whew, creative stuff there. :)

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM

This two year quitter is getting a little old If you don’t know the facts by now you are ill informed , Ignorant ,stupid or a democrat . If you’re a democrat I can accept your ignorance You won’t get any smarter . So what else have you got .

P Bonz on December 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Because he’s a socialist!

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:48 PM

WHY does it matter? If he were a Marxist and a failure, why would it matter? It doesn’t matter because of the reason you are insisting on it. Calling Obama a socialist makes the conversation about socialism when the conversation should be about a failed economy and failed leadership.

Do you really want to get into an argument with Obama and the dems about whether or not Obama is a socialist? I’m sure the guy could come up with a few examples that would mitigate the accusation. What then? Press him with more examples about why he is a socialist>

That is just plain stupid! Obama has failed and the economy proves that. Then he can try and point to parts of his record that have not failed and our candidate can counter with more failures.

Don’t be a childish useful tool for Obama. Stick to his record and let him try to defend it rather than put our candidate in the position to defend an accusation that Obama is a socialist.

csdeven on December 20, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Yes, I’m sure you put a lot of thought into your screenname GOP Rank N File. Whew, creative stuff there. :)

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Not as creative as Dr. Tesla. Guilty as charged.

GOPRanknFile on December 20, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Romney fans can’t promote him as a conservative based on his record in Mass. So it’s dump on Gingrich, and even Palin who’s not not running. ANything to make the subject anything but Romney’s weak record in Mass.

Dr. Tesla on December 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Almost 20 years and $20-30 million of his “vast personal wealth” invested in trying to be an important politician, but with a 5 for 22 record, a 34% approval for the one term of the one office he served and now banging the ceiling at 20%-25% in the polls to show for it, all he’s got left is attrition. And that will fail him too in the end.

rrpjr on December 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM

2008 should have been Romney’s year. He portrayed himself as a conservative, sold himself well to conservative opinion shapers, and spent a fortune on his campaign.

Unfortunately for him, he failed to win many votes.

I believe he’s analyzed his failure and decided the only way to win that nomination is to be the last guy standing. Ever since then, he’s focused on destroying all rivals. Of course, he’s not going to do the attacking himself. He has to be seen as above the rivalry. I think this is the reason this campaign has seen more dirt than any other already thrown around by this point of the campaign.

The last election wasn’t even over before Romney operatives were carefully leaking make-believe tales to make Palin look as bad as possible. We tend to assume all this dirt is coming from Obama, who certainly has a history of it. But it’s clear a lot of it has Republican sources.

That’s why I would love to see Palin jump into the campaign. I think the dirt’s been tried on her so much already that she may be the only candidate that can rise above all the smears.

Whether or not she could pull it off at this late date is, of course, another question entirely. I think she’s already calculated that she can’t, and that’s why she stepped out and probably won’t be stepping back in.

On the other hand, one consequence of the big campaign to destroy all Romney rivals is that it may actually open the way for her and change that calculation. Wouldn’t that be ironic?

One thing I’m quite sure of is that Romney has no business being handed the Republican nomination. I also suspect that if he loses the nomination, he’ll go third party. People always worry about the conservatives going third party, but somehow it’s always the moderates.

tom on December 20, 2011 at 6:59 PM

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