Kristol: Anyone want to jump in now?

posted at 11:46 am on December 27, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Throughout this Republican primary process, Bill Kristol at the Weekly Standard has offered a consistent vision.  He wants someone else.  In the latest edition of TWS, Kristol makes one more call for an all-in, calling it “A Time for Choosing,” and not just for voters but for Republican leaders (emphasis mine):

And it is a moment, as you prepare to cast your vote, for others to reflect on whether they don’t owe it to their country to step forward. As this is no time for voters to choose fecklessly, it is no time for leaders to duck responsibility. Those who have stood aside—and who now may have concluded, as they may not have when they announced their original decision, that the current field is lacking—will surely hear the words of Thomas Paine echoing down the centuries: “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.” Now is not a time for leaders to engage in clever calculations of the odds of success, or to succumb to concerns about how they will look if they enter the fray and fall short. Now is a time to come to the aid of our country.

Clearly, every election is “a time for choosing.” For the last several cycles, we are told that this is the most consequential election in our lifetimes, which is almost by definition true, since it’s the only variable at that particular moment in selecting leadership.  With the economy stalled and the question of American leadership in the new century very much at stake, though, this election does appear much more consequential than 2004, and perhaps more than 2008, although the financial-sector collapse just before that election in retrospect makes the choice seem more consequential — and not in a good way, considering the outcome.

For those who stood aside, is there time to jump back into the race?  Possibly, although the access to key primaries in this cycle have already closed.  We’re hearing about pushing for a “brokered convention” once again, waiting until September to choose a nominee, which would put Republicans at a significant disadvantage to Barack Obama and the Democrats.  Furthermore, a brokered convention would favor candidates with closer ties to the “establishment” of the party, not to the grassroots of movement conservatives.  The term “brokering” is a big, huge hint in that direction; we wouldn’t know who the “brokers” are specifically, but I can pretty much assure you that it won’t be your local Tea Party organizer.  Anti-establishment conservatives should be praying for anything but a brokered convention, and recall that the primary process was one way to keep the party from choosing its nominees in the proverbial smoke-filled back rooms.

Speaking of anti-establishment conservatives, it’s become pretty popular for this year’s crop of candidates to style themselves as such.  Jonah Goldberg deconstructs that notion in today’s LA Times:

For the last few years, the rank and file of the GOP and the conservative movement have become deeply disenchanted with what they see as the rubber-spined, foot-dragging quislings drinking from a trough of chablis at some Georgetown party. The term “RINO” (Republican In Name Only) has become an epithet of ideological enforcement, spit out in much the same way Mao cursed “running dog capitalists.”

In 2010, the tea parties and the conservative base (not always synonymous terms) tried to cull as many RINOs from the herd as they could in the primaries. They were extremely successful, with only a few stumbles.

Things are messier this time around. And to some extent this is to be expected. Presidential primaries rely on much larger pools of voters than primaries in midterms. Moreover, rather than a single tea party candidate challenging a worn-out incumbent, the field has had lots of candidates seeking the tea party or “true conservative” mantle.

Each of them has tried to play the populist card, not just against the liberal media establishment but also against the so-called conservative establishment. “I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice,” explained Herman Cain when asked about his troubles.

Herman Cain may have been the only true anti-establishment candidate in the field this year, or at least significant enough to be included in the debates.  Michele Bachmann might also qualify; even though she has served in Washington for more than five years, the GOP has mainly blocked her from any leadership positions, and the same could be said for Ron Paul despite his long years in Washington.  But that’s not true of almost everyone else, not even Rick Santorum, who served in some leadership roles while in Congress.  Yesterday I described Newt Gingrich as an establishment Republican, which drew a lot of criticism, but Gingrich was Speaker of the House for several years, and has remained in the Beltway for decades as a Republican leader and a think-tank icon.  Even Mitt Romney, who served a single term as governor of Massachusetts, has fewer “establishment” credentials than Gingrich does.  If a Speaker of the House is not party “establishment,” then the term is meaningless.

Even if a candidate were to jump in at this late date, it would have to be one who could reliably raise money fast, organize effectively, have good name recognition, be well prepared on policy, and survive the kind of intense vetting that has derailed Cain, Rick Perry, Bachmann, and has deflated Gingrich’s bubble.  That’s a recipe for an establishment candidate, not an outsider.  We should stop fantasizing about white knights riding to the rescue and focus on the choices we have in front of us now.


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Methinks Kristol is making one last pitch to establishment RINOs Christe and Daniels. No sale.

tommyboy on December 27, 2011 at 11:58 AM

..naw, he’s a died-in-the-wool Palin fan. (Nothing wrong with that, though.)

The War Planner on December 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM

chasdal on December 27, 2011 at 12:32 PM

I find your lack of faith … disturbing…..

44Magnum on December 27, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Thanks OC :)

cmsinaz on December 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM

If Palin wants to be a celebrity, she should stop pretending to be a politician. I really do not understand why anyone is still fascinated or enamored with her. There was a time when I was fairly enthusiastic myself about her, but she has since shown she is more interested in celebrity then in being a leader. She should not be appointed to anything nor taken seriously as a politician ever again.

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 12:35 PM

As if anyone really cares what you think…..

idesign on December 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Watch. They’re going to foist Huntsman upon us…..

Key West Reader on December 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM

No, he’s next in line after Mitt…

If the IS a next.

golfmann on December 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I disagree with the oft-repeated meme that the field sucks.

Perry doesn’t suck.

Isn’t it amazing that the other candidates have major flaws with regards to their authenticity and records but Perry doesn’t.

Perry is the only Not-Romney that many are using a superficial excuse to reject. “He can’t debate.” For real? Despite his good to great performances in the last few debates? Despite the fact that there will be three or less debates in the general and that will be it?

Vote Perry 2012. You will never regret you did.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:31 PM
I don’t like Perry because of his record of croney capitalism;
his gifts of technology grants/loans to campaign donors is
unsettling,
however, if Palin stumped for him, and if he could convince me
that he would surround himself with good conservative people,
make Palin head of Energy, and take down the Obama posterchild
of Obamacare, entitlements, etc. I would vote for him.

The one that really scares me (besides Ron Paul who I discount
on matters of principle) is Romney. I seriously do not know why
he is running for president other than he likes the title.
Those that are old enough recognize the work Gingrich did in the
90′s, although he is a little wobbly with trying to work too hard
to please the other side. The others should be discounted because
they just don’t have it.

Bottom line – I will vote to get Obama out of office.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

As if anyone really cares what you think…..

idesign on December 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Why isn’t she running?

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

I have decided I am in favour of fomenting an OPEN REBELLION of American Conservatives wrt the GOP Machine/Ruling Class/wise Punditry … and this would start in Iowa early next week ….

(not an ‘armed’ rebellion of course *__*)

Come on America – DO IT!

Flip these Manipulators the bird!

Take control AWAY from these “Protectors of Power and Position” at the expense of Constitutional America!

you have been given a ONCE IN A LIFETIME LEADER

if ever there was a time to REBEL it is NOW

VOTE ROGUE – Iowa 2012

Caucus for Governor Sarah Palin

(Later she can be FETCHED in a similar way to how DDE was FETCHED in 1952, not necessarily utilising the same mechanism, but achieving the same outcome *__*)

exodus2011 on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Watch. They’re going to foist Huntsman upon us…..

Key West Reader on December 27, 2011 at 12:30 PM

No, he’s next in line after Mitt…

If the IS a next.

golfmann on December 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM

If the repub establishment can’t make Romney “stick”, then I think
they will turn to Jeb Bush.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 12:42 PM

and survive the kind of intense vetting that has derailed Cain, Rick Perry, Bachmann, and has deflated Gingrich’s bubble.

vetting my third foot. NOBODY can survive Obama’s smear machine when he has a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR SLUSH FUND. You can buy anything with that kind of money, and I do mean anything.

Palin won’t run because of the threats made on her life and that of her family. In some cases those overt threats were face to face, in public by deranged Obamabots. When the president tells his cult followers ‘to get in their face’, and then when it happens, no one in the media says a word, not one word, beyond the mere recitation of the police report about a ‘confrontation’ in some public place.

By now, everyone should know who Obama is, and what he intends to do, and the only way to stop him is if the voters reject the democrats, and ignore the news media. From personal experience, I fear that will not happen. I know people who are being deluded by Obama’s false front third way, non partisan, no labels, Potemkin village, and there is no way to reason with them. They are deaf, dumb and blind.

Now factor in Obama’s army of rabid running dog cult follower internet trolls pretending to be everything but what they really are. We’ve become the United States of 1854 running at warp speed with advanced technology headed to the same destination.

Skandia Recluse on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

something stopped palin from getting in?? yeah, the fact she was trying to pitch a reality show for her husband! she was never interested in running, good god you ‘nistas are in for years and years of heartache. she will never run for office again.

chasdal on December 27, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Good job Chas. You’ve stated a rumor that even Mark Burnett himself shot down. Good job. Yes, we educated ‘nistas sure are a pill. :)

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

And for the Palinistas going off on the thought that Palin is the “perfect” candidate, sorry to burst your bubble.

If Palin were a candidate, she would have gone through the ringer like everyone else. She would have jumped the same hoops – debates – like the rest.

Since she did not do any of those, we cannot say with certainty that she would have survived.

The current field is as ‘good’ as any other in recent years. It has the conservatives without solid records (Bachmann and Santorum), conservative with a solid record (Perry), establishment candidates (Romney and Gingrich), a pseudo-liberal (Huntsman), and the libertarian ‘foreign-policy nutjob’ (Ron Paul).

Make your pick.

You know mine – I suggest Perry. You won’t regret your vote for him.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Out here in Iowa, if Palin announced, she’d defeat Paul and Romney as she’d be perceived as the anti-Romney.

The Iowa Caucus is only one week away and she could still enter in February and consolidate the anti-Mittens vote into one main force.

Mitch Daniels could probably do it too, but he is not as charismatic and so his fight to finally secure the initiative from Romney before April 1st would be tougher.

Look, it is Palin’s Primary if she wants it, although the general election fight would be tough as the GOP Establishment + the Bush forces would try to hurt her ability to unite the anti-Obama forces.

The point is that there is time for a legitimate outsider of DC to enter in time to grapple with the Mittster.

And, there are several who might be able to pull it off, not just Palin.

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

*Us not we.

Oof. :)

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

We should stop fantasizing about white knights riding to the rescue and focus on the choices we have in front of us now.

Thank you so much for saying this.
Filet mignon may not be on the menu, but I will gladly take a chuck roast instead of the dog food I’m being fed now.

lynncgb on December 27, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Totally agree, but its already too late to get on a couple states ballots for their primaries. Tell me… how does she end around that snag? Hope for brokered convention and toss her name in then? I’d about sh*t myself if she did, cause I’d be McLovin it.

Would that work though?

I so want to vote FOR someone WORTHY of my vote this time, and not just vote AGAINST Obama.

Sarah fills that bill for me.

Always has.

44Magnum on December 27, 2011 at 12:33 PM

The end game is the problem for Palin. Evan if she jumped in late, split the vote so that there is no majority, forcing a brokered convention, the insiders are certainly not be “brokering” in her favor.

Seriously, sometimes I wonder who the GOP fears more: Obama or Palin?

WisRich on December 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

When all else fails, lower your expectations.

rockmom on December 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Yea, I’m thinking Palin. Won’t happen though. I just don’t think she can get the infrastructure in place fast enough to battle a $1 Billion Obama campaign sunami.

WisRich on December 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Seriously?!?…..

“An independent group will be running the following youtube videos about the Governor as commercials in Iowa. They will air on KCAU-TV in the Sioux City, Iowa market. The second video will also air as a commercial during the Broncos-Chiefs game on WHBF-TV in the market for the eastern border of Iowa.”….

“AD UPDATE: I just added two more commercials. Tuesday, December 27th 10:00 PM news on WOI in Des Moines and Wednesday, December 28th on Midday news 11-12. As the funds come in I will be adding more.”…..

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/12/an-independent-group-will-be-running-more-palin-commercials-in-iowaopen-thread.html

tencole on December 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM

You know mine – I suggest Perry. You won’t regret your vote for him.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Unfortunately, Perry is for open borders. That plus Gardasil and his poor judgement and crony-capitalism puts him under 10% support outside of Texas and a few states bordering Texas.

Let’s look somewhere other than Texas this time. Texans need to settle down and let our next nominee come from one of the other 56 …er..49 states.

We’ve been Texas’ed out for one lifetime.

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Had some lib’s over on Christmas. They were dumping on Sarah. So, if that’s who they fear, then that’s who we should nominate.

☑ ABØ 2012

Lucky Pierre on December 27, 2011 at 12:07 PM

I have blasted my liberal friends’ comments about Palin to
smithereens by citing her record in Alaska. They NOW know
not to say a word.

BTW, what did your libs say? Did they disagree with her
record in Alaska or did they say snarky things about her shoes
or something? I found that my lib friends didn’t know one
thing about her record; they just spouted off about Palin
being “horrible” and rolled their eyes. Their eyes were
crossed when I got done reciting her record! It was such fun.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Seriously, sometimes I wonder who the GOP fears more: Obama or Palin?

WisRich on December 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

They SHOULD be fearing Palin….and with good reason.

tencole on December 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Palin said back in Sept./Oct. there was something legal. Maybe it’s he lawsuit against whatshis name her neighbor/stalker from two summers ago.

independentme on December 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Seriously, sometimes I wonder who the GOP fears more: Obama or Palin?

WisRich on December 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

+100

idesign on December 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM

I just have to chuckle at the not_so_subtle way that the folks here at HotGas prop up Perry. Seriously Ed, give it a rest. Perry could be good but he doesn’t have the stomach for it. It doesn’t help that he is a bumbling fool either.

Establishment hacks like we have running are what got us into this mess in the first place. Right and left. And the choices we are left with are horrible.

There is only one person I can think of that has made a career out of fighting the establishment and winning. Who could it be I wonder….

rightConcept on December 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

These people – with special scorn directed at Bill Kristol – that crapped all over Palin during the run up to announcements of campaigns and now complain that we have a weak field.

May his word processor fall and hit him in the head.

After all, he was one of the people that was championing her nomination as Vice President after visiting her in Wasilla in 2007 I think it was.

Then he does an about face, saying in essence that she isn’t worthy of consideration.

I have no idea what the specific reason was the broke the camel’s back vis-a-vis Palin decision not to run, but if it were something other than family or safety then it wasn’t reason enough. I withhold judgement, though.

There is some merit to the comment above that if she had jumped in that the other candidates would not have been vetted – all of the fire from the media would have been directed at her.

But now look: Romney is barely to the right of the Marxist/Statist poster boy, Gingrich failed to get on the ballot in Pearl Harbor Virginia, Bachmann is less than impressive, Perry has floundered, Huntsmann is a non-starter as a former Obama employee, and of course Paul is bat guanno crazy. *sigh*

And I am convinced that Palin could have withstood anything the media was able to inflict upon any of the other Republican candidates.

Damn.

Maybe this novel has a surprise ending, but as it is currently going, we are going to reelect a DOMESTIC ENEMY OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

And we will not survive as a Republic if that happens.

Of that, I am dead certain. The numbers do not lie. This nation is on a collision course with disaster.

Hey, Lincoln was the darkest of dark horses going into the Republican Convention in 1860…

And it sure feels like 1860 out there, doesn’t it?

turfmann on December 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Seriously, sometimes I wonder who the GOP fears more: Obama or Palin?

WisRich on December 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Palin. The political class thrives with big government Obama.

the_nile on December 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

her not he

independentme on December 27, 2011 at 12:50 PM

I don’t much trust Kristol, but despite who he hopes will get in, the point is valid. I was listening to Rush stand-in Mark Belling in the monologue and he really just depressed me. He also pretty much laid bare that my previous excitement over Newt is not very warranted. So, I think I’m jumping off the Newt bandwagon. That really leaves me with no one.

Mitt: healthcare
Newt: his GW flips, his baggage, his Freddie Mac
Bachmann: would get destroyed, not sure of some of her statements
Santorum: can’t win his own state, supported Specter, too socially conservative to be elected in general
Paul: racist nutjob
Jose Huntsman: I could go in depth into my reasoning, but I’ll just put that his eyebrow haunts me

If I’m missing someone its only because they are too inconsequential to remember.

But, Christie isn’t the answer either. He’s not really conservative. Jeb’s a big amnesty shill. I could go for Jindal, Paul, Rubio, West, Palin, and several others.

This sucks so bad.

Darksean on December 27, 2011 at 12:51 PM

If Palin were a candidate, she would have gone through the ringer like everyone else.

Since she did not do any of those, we cannot say with certainty that she would have survived.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Uhhh. The 2008 campaign, and the following 3 years of savage attacks doesn’t line up with your version of “going through the ringer”???

portlandon on December 27, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Why isn’t she running?

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Why the double standard? Every other politician goes for the spotlight or the big bucks. Except, usually they have the personality of a turnip and can’t get past a certain level of success. Perry’s angle was to be a lifetime pol, Gingrich, the lecture circuit, books, and notorious consulting gigs, Romney, the perpetual Presidential candidate. Yet these people are more noble? They’re running to be President Of The United States and they don’t want to be a celebrity?

Why isn’t she running? Since you’ve made up your mind why, there’s no point in answering rhetorical questions.

Dongemaharu on December 27, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I don’t like Perry because of his record of croney capitalism;
his gifts of technology grants/loans to campaign donors is
unsettling,

however, if Palin stumped for him, and if he could convince me
that he would surround himself with good conservative people,
make Palin head of Energy, and take down the Obama posterchild
of Obamacare, entitlements, etc. I would vote for him.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Amjean, with all due respect, wake up!

You sincerely believe that Perry’s 11 years of governing Texas was simply to amass a record of crony capitalism? Whatever that means…

Perry has a solid and successful conservative record that trumps any in the field and even in the country. His record trumps Palin, trumps Mitch Daniels, and trumps Bobby Jindal. Even his detractors acknowledge that.

Many believe the nomination is his for the taking if sufficient numbers of conservatives will overlook the superficial argument being made against him that – wait for it – “He can’t debate.”

Forget the icky fact that he has improved his debating skills and he is a workhorse like none other.

Don’t let the establishment fool you into boarding the Gingrich train. Gingrich will never be the nominee.

If the race boils down to Romney vs. Gingrich, Romney wins.

If the race boils down to Romney vs. Perry, Romney loses.

It’s as simple as that.

Romney is playing off the fragmented field and hopes he racks up enough delegates before conservatives realize their only chance of beating him is Perry.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM

They SHOULD be fearing Palin….and with good reason.

tencole on December 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM

No they shouldn’t. They SHOULD be fearing Obama.

The problem is that the GOP leadership has MORE in common with Obama than they do with the American people.

A united effort by all the anti-Obama forces, including the GOP Establishment, could put Palin, Daniels, Ryan, Walker or a number of other conservatives into the White House.

They don’t want a conservative though. We have to force their hand.

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Palin isn’t running because a majority of the public thinks her IQ is on par with her car’s fuel efficiency. People on here sound like O-cultist with all this Palin worship. Politicians are people, not Gods.

andy85719 on December 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

If Palin were a candidate, she would have gone through the ringer like everyone else.
TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Hasn’t gone through the ringer? Ok, I’ve seen it all now. Stop the world, I wanna get off.

Dongemaharu on December 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I think her opposition to Sharia Spring, had something to do with, but most of the commentariat didn’t want anything to do with the scale of change, required. Who has been right on this issue, as well
as the QE 2, challenging the Journal’s own denials of the inflation figures, who insisted on ‘drill baby drill’ when it wasn’t popular,
and gave a measured response to the GZ Mosque provocation, unlike Newt.

narciso on December 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

lol what was I thinking. You’re absolutely right man.

Palin has to be vettet first….

rightConcept on December 27, 2011 at 12:56 PM

As if anyone really cares what you think…..
idesign on December 27, 2011 at 12:38 PM

That’s an odd thing to say in a blog comment section.

KS Rex on December 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM

But, Christie isn’t the answer either. He’s not really conservative. Jeb’s a big amnesty shill. I could go for Jindal, Paul, Rubio, West, Palin, and several others.

This sucks so bad.

Darksean on December 27, 2011 at 12:51 PM

As much as I like Ryan, Rubio, and West, I’d prefer to go with some executive experience: Palin or Jindal.

Is Christie better than Romney? Yea, a little.

Is Christie better than Jeb? I honestly don’t know.

Palin needs someone else to jump in to justify her entry into the race.

WisRich on December 27, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Bill Kristol was right when he called the tea party “an infantile form of conservatism”. The way you guys whine about Caribou Barbie not running sounds like a day care center running out of diapers.
Get in line and support Mitt Romney. He’s your only hope. And, you are still going to lose.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

If Palin were a candidate, she would have gone through the ringer like everyone else. She would have jumped the same hoops – debates – like the rest.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

I’m happy to hear you spent the last three years on Pluto.

How’s life over there?

BabyGrace on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Uhhh. The 2008 campaign, and the following 3 years of savage attacks doesn’t line up with your version of “going through the ringer”???

portlandon on December 27, 2011 at 12:52 PM

No! And you know why?

Because Palin has never gone through a presidential primary – only the 2008 general election.

She had the support of almost 100% of conservatives in the 2008 general and the following 3 years. I have fought for and supported Palin countless times here and on other forums.

The primary is a different ballgame. You go through an anal exam with some conservatives ganged up against you for things that can be considered minor. Gardasil and debating skills.

You seriously think Perry’s debating skills would have been an issue for conservatives if he had been McCain’s VP choice? Recall Palin’s Couric interview?

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Methinks, this is plausable deniability by the establishment. Once romneycare/Gingrich tank, they’ll say it wasn’t our fault we gave you Obama again.

Danielvito on December 27, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Palin isn’t running because a majority of the public thinks her IQ is on par with her car’s fuel efficiency.

andy85719 on December 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

And they are wrong for thinking this way.

Flora Duh on December 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Enough of these losers…… bring in the CUDA

Metro on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Get in line and support Mitt Romney. He’s your only hope. And, you are still going to lose.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Yah, I’ll get in line for Mitt, to pelt him with a big squishy tomato.

Can we stop with the ridiculous Mitt-love on here? My God, what has happened to this blogsite?

Romney is not a hope, but a curse.

And why are you saying ‘your’?

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Amjean, with all due respect, wake up!

You sincerely believe that Perry’s 11 years of governing Texas was simply to amass a record of crony capitalism? Whatever that means…

Perry has a solid and successful conservative record that trumps any in the field and even in the country. His record trumps Palin, trumps Mitch Daniels, and trumps Bobby Jindal. Even his detractors acknowledge that.

Many believe the nomination is his for the taking if sufficient numbers of conservatives will overlook the superficial argument being made against him that – wait for it – “He can’t debate.”

Forget the icky fact that he has improved his debating skills and he is a workhorse like none other.

Don’t let the establishment fool you into boarding the Gingrich train. Gingrich will never be the nominee.

If the race boils down to Romney vs. Gingrich, Romney wins.

If the race boils down to Romney vs. Perry, Romney loses.

It’s as simple as that.

Romney is playing off the fragmented field and hopes he racks up enough delegates before conservatives realize their only chance of beating him is Perry.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 12:54 PM
At least I have an open mind – sounds like yours is closed.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

I’m happy to hear you spent the last three years on Pluto.

How’s life over there?

BabyGrace on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

See my comment @ 1:00pm.

And to add to it: who, for example, can tell how good Palin really is in debates?

Her 2008 debate with Biden was okay – just okay.

Palin was really good on energy policy (c. 2008) but that was it. She has improved since by doing her homework on foreign policy and the economy – so she would definitely would have been an improvement in this year’s debates.

Same as Perry, if he were to lose and run again in 2016.

So, as I say, Palin also has her flaws and is not the ‘perfect’ candidate – using the 2011/12 GOP primary yardstick – that her supporters make her to be.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Why the double standard? Every other politician goes for the spotlight or the big bucks. Except, usually they have the personality of a turnip and can’t get past a certain level of success. Perry’s angle was to be a lifetime pol, Gingrich, the lecture circuit, books, and notorious consulting gigs, Romney, the perpetual Presidential candidate. Yet these people are more noble? They’re running to be President Of The United States and they don’t want to be a celebrity?

Why isn’t she running? Since you’ve made up your mind why, there’s no point in answering rhetorical questions.

Dongemaharu on December 27, 2011 at 12:53 PM

I have no problem with pursuing celebrity. I have a problem with pursuing celebrity while pretending to be a politician. She quit being governor and she ran away from running for president after her terrible tease campaign. She demonstrates she does not want to be a leader, but a celebrity. And yet there are still Palin supporters? Perhaps we can call it BPSS, Battered Palin Supporter Syndrome.

If Palin were even half of what her supporters believe her to be she would be running. She would be taking the bull by the horns and spitting in the face of her critics. Not whining about them like she is prone to do, but dismantling them through her presence and arguments. But the reality is that she is not this mythical beast her devote fans have imagined her to be.

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

For some, it’s not whether or not the candidate has a past of politics that makes him the “establishment candidate”, it’s the fact that it’s the establishment that is backing him/her with money and instrumental in destroying the other candidates instead of letting the people decide by presenting the issues. The fact that the Democrats would prefer to run against Romney also puts him in the class of them picking our candidate as they did with McCain. The only thing that energized McCain’s campaign was Palin which I’m sure they think they can do with Christie. I won’t fall for that one again. I like Christie, but he is a Northeastern Republican just like Romney which might not resonate with everyone.

The Republican Party does not represent Conservatives which is why so many are unaffiliated. So, they can be the party of moderates as far as I’m concerned. Why else do you think someone like Ron Paul is doing so well? Things are shifting — will be interesting to see how they play out.

lea on December 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Actually, the screenshot is correct. Obi-Wan IS our only hope…

HiJack on December 27, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Palin isn’t running because a majority of the public thinks her IQ is on par with her car’s fuel efficiency.

andy85719 on December 27, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I will take Palin’s IQ to Romney’s any day and any time.

Why is it that for Romneybots, every candidate that is not a moderate is labelled dumb?

Romney is so smart yet was dumb enough to implement Romneycare – the mother of Obamacare?

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Paulbots and Palinistas are insufferable. Your idols aren’t the second coming of Christ. They are both relatively unsuccessful politicians with serious baggage that most of the country won’t vote for. One sold crazy racist literature and the other doesn’t know what she reads.

andy85719 on December 27, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Do any Palin supporters remember her announcement of resignation as Alaska governor? It was completely incoherent. If she would be nominated, all the DNC would have to do to win would be to play that speech, which accompanied her image as a quitter.

Sowell Disciple on December 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Get in line and support Mitt Romney. He’s your only hope. And, you are still going to lose.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Well, gee, that’s certainly enough to convince me.

/

Snowed In on December 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM

So, as I say, Palin also has her flaws and is not the ‘perfect’ candidate – using the 2011/12 GOP primary yardstick – that her supporters make her to be.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Jesus, Mary and Joseph! I pray that you DO realize that noone
has said Palin is a “perfet” candidate. What we supporters liked
about her was her record of reform in Alaska during her 18 year
political career. We want Washington cleaned up. She is the
only candidate with a long history of doing “what was right”.

Her record of reform is the reason both the libs and repub estab
fear her. She takes no prisoners! We like that about her.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM

I am so underwhelmed by any of them right now I haven’t even considered volunteering. I suppose/hope after its clear who the candidate will be I may gain some enthusiasm…

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I’ve just had this feeling about him since before he jumped in. Hard to explain but it hasn’t gone away so I figure it’s there for a reason.

Guess I’ll know if the feeling is right after Iowa.

gophergirl on December 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Gee, why isn’t anyone good running?

After watching mainstream attacks on Palin and Cain, can anyone seriously ask this question? Who can survive the amount of hostility, innuendo and outright lies Obama and his minions (and probably the Soros machine and everyone in big government) dish out?

When you add in the difficulty of defeating a black sitting president-particularly given that he was obviously grossly incompetent when he was running and got elected any way-is it a surprise that people like Christie, Jindal, Ryan, Rubio (too new) and West (too new) are sitting out til 2016? After watching what the media did to Palin, who was squeaky clean, and then Cain, can anyone wonder why Daniels stayed out? A competent conservative politician looks at the odds and realizes that attempting to run this election cycle nearly dooms one to failure and seriously decreases any future chance of election. I believe Palin sees this as well. The left’s smear machine is hard to defeat at best and most voters don’t actually analyze the candidates and their records-they look and the biased and superficial coverage by the media.

Although Palin is very likely significantly smarter than Barack Obama, almost no Americans beleive that because they have been brainwashed by the media-many of whom actually believe Palin said “I can see Russia from my house.”

Unless the US can fix the pervasive media bias problem, it’s going to be very difficult to get a true conservative elected as president.

talkingpoints on December 27, 2011 at 1:14 PM

Metro on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Get in line and support Mitt Romney. He’s your only hope. And, you are still going to lose.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Yah, I’ll get in line for Mitt, to pelt him with a big squishy tomato.

Can we stop with the ridiculous Mitt-love on here? My God, what has happened to this blogsite?

Romney is not a hope, but a curse.

And why are you saying ‘your’?

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

The reason I say ‘your’ is because I don’t buy into your BS.
Pick Mitt. At least you can blame him for not being conservative enough, like John McCain, when you lose in a landslide.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Paulbots and Palinistas are insufferable. Your idols aren’t the second coming of Christ. They are both relatively unsuccessful politicians with serious baggage that most of the country won’t vote for. One sold crazy racist literature and the other doesn’t know what she reads.

andy85719 on December 27, 2011 at 1:10 PM

It looks like your magic underwear is way too tight. It seems to be affecting your brain.

idesign on December 27, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Why would anyone want to run in the Republican primary, much less be the frontrunner after watching the destruction the establishment is willing to inflict on people running in their own party.

lea on December 27, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Why isn’t she running?

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Noone really knows – she said it was because of family. We do
know that she was the only potential candidate whose large extended family was receiving death threats from the crazies.

Those who
have since gone on to trash parks, beat people up, commit murder,
defecate on cop cars, shoot up, drink up, scream obscenities
at passerbys, etc. etc. Financed by those who back Obama.

When will you realize that this country is being eaten alive
by the “will not work, want everything for nothing” crowd
along with the libs and rinos pandering for their votes in order
to line their coffers with gold. It IS that simple.

It is not about Palin.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM

The force is strong with Mitt. He has the highest Rino-chlorian count we’ve ever seen.

BobMbx on December 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

None of this matters – the USA you thought you knew is gone. We’re just arguing over who would best manage our decline without any kind of course correction.

Voters don’t want to be bothered fixing the spending and entitlement system, and anyone we nominate that campaigns on that will lose (which is why no one expressly is). Given the choice, voters would rather just vote for the democrat blowing smoke up their arses – that we just need a few tweaks, gut the military and soak the rich. We started as a nation of federalists, and we’ve become a nation of collectivists. This BS sells in 2011 America.

As for this election, Sarah would be more of a solution than Romney, but she would lose overwhelmingly. According to her supporters, I guess I’m supposed to have confidence in an electorate that has this disastrous jerk at 47% approval.

I’m reluctantly supporting Romney by process of elimination, and a more realistic scenario of him getting elected beats the perhaps equally realistic scenario of Obama getting reelected. Santorum would probably be the best of the rest, but I don’t see him winning anything either.

The Count on December 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

You seriously think Perry’s debating skills would have been an issue for conservatives if he had been McCain’s VP choice? Recall Palin’s Couric interview?

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Perry has debating skills? Ha!

Look – Perry’s philosophy works at the state level. You can’t have, right now, a part time Congress. And you can’t have multiple tax plans.

If you’re going to talk about the optics of IQ, then Perry makes Palin look like she’s Einstein.

Has Perry released his more than 24,000 worth of emails? I find it laughable when those on the Right attack Palin with liberal talking points.

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM

As for this election, Sarah would be more of a solution than Romney, but she would lose overwhelmingly.

If we could get a large enough crowd, we could “install” her.

BobMbx on December 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

The force is strong with Mitt. He has the highest Rino-chlorian count we’ve ever seen.

BobMbx on December 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

LOL

lorien1973 on December 27, 2011 at 1:22 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/ArletteSaenz/status/151706680680398848/photo/1

Picture from Perry’s first stop on bus tour today :)

gophergirl on December 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Mark Belling, substitute host for Rush Limbaugh, has pointed out that Congressman Paul Ryan is the closest we have to an intellectual and philosophical leader of the GOP.

Any route that ends up with him being our standard-bearer is fine with me.

J Baustian on December 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM

When will you realize that this country is being eaten alive
by the “will not work, want everything for nothing” crowd
along with the libs and rinos pandering for their votes in order
to line their coffers with gold. It IS that simple.

It is not about Palin.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 1:18 PM

This is a thread about wet dreams over the candidates who are not running. So as a matter of fact, it is about Palin as one such candidate.

I understand completely that the entitlement minded are a problem in this country, but that isn’t what this thread is about.

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 1:24 PM

“I’ve got a ba-a-ad feeling about this…”

“Cogito, ergo TEA Party.” ~ DeepWheat

DeepWheat on December 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Look – Perry’s philosophy works at the state level. You can’t have, right now, a part time Congress.

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Why not? Not an endorsement of Perry, but why can’t Congress be part time or barely any time at all?

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Bill Kristol is correct. There is something missing from this group of GOP candidates. That “something” is a passion for America and American principles. The only person that will fill the void is Sarah Palin. Groups in Iowa are working hard to get Sarah to reconsider her earlier decision. Sarah, herself, stated that the candidate must be asked by the people to run for office. The people are asking Sarah to run for president. Run Sarah Run! President Palin 2012!!

cpasherry on December 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

You seriously think Perry’s debating skills would have been an issue for conservatives if he had been McCain’s VP choice? Recall Palin’s Couric interview?

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Perry has debating skills? Ha!

Look – Perry’s philosophy works at the state level. You can’t have, right now, a part time Congress. And you can’t have multiple tax plans.

If you’re going to talk about the optics of IQ, then Perry makes Palin look like she’s Einstein.

Has Perry released his more than 24,000 worth of emails? I find it laughable when those on the Right attack Palin with liberal talking points.

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM
That interview wasn’t that bad. The media reports on it being
bad were. The interview was also 6 hours that were edited.
Palin was set up by that ugly broad, can’t recall her name, she
is sometimes on Fox (which I don’t watch any more) who was pissed
that McCain chose Palin as VP and not her favorite candidate.

I admit that Palin wasn’t experienced in the national stage, however, her own team didn’t help, however, intended harm.

Politics is a blood sport and politics at the nationa level is
the bloodiest of them all.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

“The term “RINO” (Republican In Name Only) has become an epithet of ideological enforcement, spit out in much the same way Mao cursed ‘running dog capitalists.’” – Jonah Goldberg

NO, chump. It’s not that there’s an “anti-establishment Establishment.”
It’s that there are finally too many Americans to ignore, who have had enough of Leftist-coddling Republicans, particularly in light of the ongoing Gingrich smear job.

No more “shiny penny” distractions, Goldberg…and share that with Coulter, et al and all your new-found Old Skool Republican afficionados. Now, BUZZ OFF.

Czar of Defenestration on December 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Yes, you’re right, there are way too many patriotic grassroots Americans to ignore this time around. After all the inroads made in the 2010 election, we will not go back to the whole rino McCain/Romney debacle again.

For all the superiority complexes in the Republican establishment pundits/media, they’re really not too bright in their smear campaigns against any non-Romney candidates. The people are taking this all in.

Newt really scared them when he surged way past Mitt; thus the vicious, non-stop attacks. Big time third party talk going on.

IndeCon on December 27, 2011 at 1:27 PM

I’m happy to hear you spent the last three years on Pluto.

How’s life over there?

BabyGrace on December 27, 2011 at 1:00 PM

See my comment @ 1:00pm.

And to add to it: who, for example, can tell how good Palin really is in debates?

Her 2008 debate with Biden was okay – just okay.

Palin was really good on energy policy (c. 2008) but that was it. She has improved since by doing her homework on foreign policy and the economy – so she would definitely would have been an improvement in this year’s debates.

Same as Perry, if he were to lose and run again in 2016.

So, as I say, Palin also has her flaws and is not the ‘perfect’ candidate – using the 2011/12 GOP primary yardstick – that her supporters make her to be.

TheRightMan on December 27, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Yes. Please pick Rick Perry. His debates are comedy gold. I especially like when he forgets a simple three part list or when he just stares into the camera and has a brain fart. The icing on the cake is when he insults the entire base of haters and makes them squeal like pigs.
Perry/Palin 2012….we all need a good laugh.

BedBug on December 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Happy birthday Tripp Palin..:)

idesign on December 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

“focus on the choices we have in front of us now”

Romney
Perry
Santorum
Newt
Bachmann
Paul
Huntsman

How can anybody focus on this bunch?

Romney has no core values. Romney is Obama-Lite and will continue where Obama leaves off getting us more and more into debt.

Newt is all over the place and right now is saying what people want to hear. What Newt will be in the WH?

Bachmann is a freckin joke and waste of time.

Paul is right on the domestic front but is a lunatic on foreign policy.

I don’t know anything about Huntsman. He is super rich and worked for Obama. Was he a good governor?

Perry has the donors but is a confusing man. To soon for another man from Texas. Who in the world talked this man into running for POTUS?

Santorum is the best out of this crew but can’t gain any traction. Top three finish is a must in Iowa.

Obama and the corrupt MSM are in dreamland with this crew.

oldyeller on December 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Maybe I am just a political junkie wannabe but can’t for the life of me figure out how candidates that have been in this race for 6-8 months and can’t keep up with the ground game could then see a challenger that just now jumps in hit the ground running? How could that even logistically happen?

1nolibgal on December 27, 2011 at 1:29 PM

And to add to it: who, for example, can tell how good Palin really is in debates?

Anybody who bothers to research it and find out?

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2831629878468947508

NoLeftTurn on December 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM

vetting my third foot. NOBODY can survive Obama’s smear machine when he has a 2 TRILLION DOLLAR SLUSH FUND. You can buy anything with that kind of money, and I do mean anything.

Palin won’t run because of the threats made on her life and that of her family. In some cases those overt threats were face to face, in public by deranged Obamabots. When the president tells his cult followers ‘to get in their face’, and then when it happens, no one in the media says a word, not one word, beyond the mere recitation of the police report about a ‘confrontation’ in some public place.

By now, everyone should know who Obama is, and what he intends to do, and the only way to stop him is if the voters reject the democrats, and ignore the news media. From personal experience, I fear that will not happen. I know people who are being deluded by Obama’s false front third way, non partisan, no labels, Potemkin village, and there is no way to reason with them. They are deaf, dumb and blind.

Now factor in Obama’s army of rabid running dog cult follower internet trolls pretending to be everything but what they really are. We’ve become the United States of 1854 running at warp speed with advanced technology headed to the same destination.

Skandia Recluse on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Unfortunately, you are more right than wrong. We will get the president we deserve. There are still millions who get their ideas from television soundbites on the morning and evening news.

Amjean on December 27, 2011 at 1:30 PM

You can’t have, right now, a part time Congress.

Midwestprincesse on December 27, 2011 at 1:20 PM

This encapsulates the problem with Congress in one short sentence.

Is the country so lacking in laws and regulations that the Congress has to be in session constantly, cranking out new stuff?

How did we manage to survive the first decade of our existence?

If any Congressional staffers happen to read this comment, how about an explanation?

BobMbx on December 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Why isn’t she running?

NotCoach on December 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Because she read what you wrote and was devastated to discover that you had figured out her scam. Way to go.

Or, it could be that she clicked her red high heels together three times and ended up in Alaska for good.

Either theory is equally plausible.

Jethro Perry/Trigger 2012! (Or, vice-versa, although Trigger is probably the more talented of the two)

Horace on December 27, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Guess I’ll know if the feeling is right after Iowa.

gophergirl on December 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Gotta’ go with your gut feeling I always say..

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

The forcefarce is strong with Mitt. He has the highest Rino-chlorian count we’ve ever seen.

BobMbx on December 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM

!

the_nile on December 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Now is a time to come to the aid of our country.

Obama will be there, in all his glory.

Total destruction is nigh.

Fools in a relatively free society deserve their ‘leaders’.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Happy birthday Tripp Palin..:)

idesign on December 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

See this is the problem. Palin’s family should not be part of the discussion. You don’t hear anybody wishing any of the candidate’s children happy birthday or anything else.

Keep her family members out of news. The only news we should be hearing from Wasilla is Sarah Palin political news and nothing else.

oldyeller on December 27, 2011 at 1:33 PM

When all else fails, lower your expectations.

rockmom on December 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM

“When all else fails”
…..relocate….
……..at high velocity….
……….taking with you as much as you can carry….
…………while throwing your friends to the pursuing mob behind you.

/Well, ok, maybe not throwing your friends to the mob.

Skandia Recluse on December 27, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Have you not noticed how different SP has been lately? All the discussions about her running/or not are futile.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

If a Speaker of the House is not party “establishment,” then the term is meaningless.

Not necessarily:

Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin (9 December 1842 – 8 February 1921) was… one of the world’s foremost anarcho-communists.
- Wikipedia

PersonFromPorlock on December 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

The people are asking Sarah to run for president. Run Sarah Run! President Palin 2012!!

cpasherry on December 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Seriously who, other than HA and on blogs, is asking her to run?

I haven’t seen any groundswell of support from offline people. I haven’t heard anything on the news about a rally or petitions or anything asking her to run.

She’s a wonderful conservative voice that’s for sure and I’m glad she’s in the party. I just don’t think she’s as popular anymore with the offline people as some people think.

gophergirl on December 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM

2 words: ALLEN WEST

golembythehudson on December 27, 2011 at 1:35 PM

Gotta’ go with your gut feeling I always say..

OmahaConservative on December 27, 2011 at 1:32 PM

I’m going to vote for whomever the nominee is so all of this is just extra stress I guess.

When it all boils down to it – I just want Obama OUT!

gophergirl on December 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Voters don’t want to be bothered fixing the spending and entitlement system, and anyone we nominate that campaigns on that will lose (which is why no one expressly is). Given the choice, voters would rather just vote for the democrat blowing smoke up their arses – that we just need a few tweaks, gut the military and soak the rich. We started as a nation of federalists, and we’ve become a nation of collectivists. This BS sells in 2011 America.

As for this election, Sarah would be more of a solution than Romney, but she would lose overwhelmingly. According to her supporters, I guess I’m supposed to have confidence in an electorate that has this disastrous jerk at 47% approval.

I hope you are wrong, of course. The nation can’t go on like this. Economies don’t collapse, governments do. And the nation does feel somewhat the way it did in 1854, minus all the killings in Kansas and crazy John Brown running around killing slaveholders.

But bear in mind, things are headed in that direction. Politics abhors a vacuum, and the United States was not meant to be a parasite state.

This will not end well.

victor82 on December 27, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Have you not noticed how different SP has been lately? All the discussions about her running/or not are futile.

Schadenfreude on December 27, 2011 at 1:34 PM

How do you mean?

Latest thing she said was that it’s still time for someone to jump in.

the_nile on December 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM

And why are you saying ‘your’?

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 1:04 PM

BedBug is a troll agent provocateur. It comes into threads, tosses a few grenades, and slithers away.

Trafalgar on December 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Obama is what you get when you elect an idealogue.

We should not elect an idealogue to the White House. The President is the CEO of United States, Inc. The job of the President is to administer the United States. We need someone who can handle the high power that comes with the post, the savvy to direct the incredibly complex machinery of government, and the selfless desire to make it all work irrespective of politics.

I am tired of idealogues in the White House. All that brings is conflict, whether I agree with their idealogy or not.

It’s time for someone who espouses no idealogy except making the government work again.

JoseQuinones on December 27, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Do any Palin supporters remember her announcement of resignation as Alaska governor? It was completely incoherent. If she would be nominated, all the DNC would have to do to win would be to play that speech, which accompanied her image as a quitter.

Sowell Disciple on December 27, 2011 at 1:11 PM

Go listen to the speech you freckin moron. There was nothing incoherent about it. The only thing incoherent about it was that the corrupt MSM told you that and you repeated it.

oldyeller on December 27, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I’m going to vote for whomever the nominee is so all of this is just extra stress I guess.

When it all boils down to it – I just want Obama OUT!

gophergirl on December 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM

This is what sanity looks like.

lynncgb on December 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Out here in Iowa, if Palin announced, she’d defeat Paul and Romney as she’d be perceived as the anti-Romney.

KirknBurker on December 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Thanks for confirming our suspicions that Iowans are simply too dumb to be allowed such a prominent role in the electoral process.

Hollowpoint on December 27, 2011 at 1:45 PM

Palin is the only person who could jump in at this late date and be able to mount a winning campaign.

fight like a girl on December 27, 2011 at 1:46 PM

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