Scarborough: Why on earth wouldn’t you let Palin speak at the convention?

posted at 7:01 pm on August 7, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via the Daily Caller, I couldn’t agree more. What possible reason is there to exclude her? She’s the reining vice presidential nominee; she gives a hell of a speech; she’s on a major roll in helping tea-party candidates win their Senate primaries; and she has a passionate base that’s lukewarm at best about Romney. If Team Mitt can find a slot for Rand Paul in the interest of keeping Paul fans inside the tent, they can find one for Palin in the interest of keeping her supporters inside. The only argument I can think of for why they might be lukewarm about her is that putting her back in the convention spotlight will further raise her profile, which might come back to bite Romney if Palin emerges as a major critic of his from the right during his first term. But that’s likely to happen anyway if he governs from the center, and she’s already sufficiently famous that the convention spotlight won’t do anything, really, to add to her platform. He’s better off making nice and showing her some respect. It’ll make conservatives happy and won’t alienate anyone except the most Frum-ian Palin critics. Seems like an easy call to me.


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He can`t mock her appearence there if she doesn`t show! Think it through, people! :)

ThePrez on August 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM

I can’t stand her but they would be idiotic for not giving her a platform and I am sure they will. She has a following and will be an asset in the election (up to a point).

lexhamfox on August 7, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Scarborough: Why on earth wouldn’t you let Palin speak at the convention? We want to ridicule her and Trig and Piper and her parents…we have our scripts ready , we have practised our rants……c’mon let her speak at the convention….

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 7:06 PM

He’s better off making nice and showing her some respect. It’ll make conservatives happy and won’t alienate anyone except the most Frum-ian Palin critics.

Frum-ian. Ha ha. A new meme is born!

INC on August 7, 2012 at 7:08 PM

She’s the reining vice presidential nominee; she gives a hell of a speech; she’s on a major roll in helping tea-party candidates win their Senate primaries; and she has a passionate base that’s lukewarm at best about Romney.

Goddammit, Allah. There you go again; slagging Palin left and right, you candy-assed RINO.

MadisonConservative on August 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Yes, why?

Bmore on August 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The RNC and Team Mitt are afraid that Palin will be the highlight of the convention (AGAIN).

RedRobin145 on August 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

The President-in-exile is antimatter to the Beltway-Media hive including the Republican elite establishment.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on August 7, 2012 at 7:11 PM

RINO TRAITOR AMNESTY-JOHN mccain and THE-SECOND-WORST-PRESIDENT-IN-AMERICAN-HISTORY carter are two monumental losers that no rational person would want to see EVER again. By letting these bottom-feeders speak at the conventions, the establishment pols prove, once again, that their heads are so far shoved up their “bill-mahers” that they haven’t a clue what the current, real world is like and what responsible, sane American voters want.

I must admit, though, that a problem with Palin speaking at the convention is that her speech might well dominate the event and overshadow Romney (as she did at the last Repub convention with the weak RINO TRAITOR AMNESTY-JOHN.) That wouldn’t be good – Romney is what Americans have as the alternative to the worst president in American history. Distracting from his chance to win by showing him up has to be avoided.

TeaPartyNation on August 7, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Yeah, I don’t see the harm of letting Palin speak at the convention. I think she’ll give a much better speech than Jeb Bush.

terryannonline on August 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

As Margot Channing (Bette Davis) said about Ms. Cazwell (Marilyn Monroe) on whether she’d be an appropriate character in the new play “She *looks* like she could burn down a plantation.”

libfreeordie on August 7, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I’m sure Scarborough’s intentions are honorable because, as he constantly reminds all, he’s such a “true conservative”.

aquaviva on August 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Romney dreams he had Palin’s power..:)

idesign on August 7, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Maybe she’ll be the VP nominee again.

SouthernGent on August 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Did anyone watch Mika bite her tongue? What a dumb beatch she be.

gracie on August 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Does the blonde haired woman always have this look of consternation? Palin rules in her roost me thinks. Funny!

Bmore on August 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

If she isn’t allowed to speak Scarborough will be the first to fire the Obama charge at Oromney–War on Women! And he might just be right.

Don L on August 7, 2012 at 7:16 PM

I suspect that establishment Republicans are pretty scared that the tea party has made serious in-roads and could very well take over the party, if they haven’t already. Sure, they need the votes of the tea-party, but like the Democrats taking blacks for granted because they know they’re voting in Monolithic fashion for Democrats, so too does the Republican Establishment with the tea-party. The tea-party vote for Romney is a given because they are voting against Obama. With the Paul-bots, it’s different, because they don’t have any loyalty to Republicans.

Corporal Tunnel on August 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

This won’t be the last Palin thread today…

All eyes on Missouri..:)

idesign on August 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Considering she’s the one who’s been playing point on attacking Obama since he became President, well, yes, why on earth wouldn’t they want Palin to speak at the convention?

INC on August 7, 2012 at 7:18 PM

She will eviscerate Obama in a barn burner of a speech. Which made McCain speech look and sound kind of anticlimactic.

I think Romney’s handlers (not Romney himself) are afraid of this.

portlandon on August 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

If Mitt does not want Sarah’s grassroots wattage, that’s his call.

But he better win. If you don’t need it, and you can’t defeat a marxist narcissist with 8.3 unemployment, 5T of new debt, tons of regs, 44 months of high unemployment, and no clue how to remedy it, then you simply did not motivate your base and the electorate.

At her rate on down-ticket races, by 2016 she will account for half the senate and house. Most of those candidates will remember the assistance. Who else is doing as much???

Starlink on August 7, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I’ll put it this way…..

I held my nose in ’08 and backed a politician I loathe only slightly less than Obama against Obama with my money because I knew who Obama was going to be.

Of the big 3 in ’08 the one I wanted was the one McCain and Hucabuck teamed up to run the clock out on Mitt Romney not because I like Romney all that much but he was the “least odious of the moderates”…..

Romney and the RNC beltway guys succeeded in destroying Palin and every halfway decent non moderate again…..you got Mitt nominated even though I preferred a few others, and again I matched my on pace to be maximum donation…..

good for you GOP……

if you can’t beat a borderline marxist who has 170 or so EOs in 4 years versus Bush’s “worst ever IMPERIAL PREZZENCY ELEVENTY!!!” 74 over 8 years with a moderate I will never give you another damned dime.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

She definitely should be on the speakers list…

OmahaConservative on August 7, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Ha ha. Watching the steam pour out of that blonde broad’s ears was (as inthemiddle says) priceless!

SailorMark on August 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM

mika sounds just like the romneyites on this board.

renalin on August 7, 2012 at 7:26 PM

The RNC and Team Mitt are afraid that Palin will be the highlight of the convention (AGAIN).

RedRobin145 on August 7, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Doubtful, you’re overestimating the attention span of the national media. Unless Palin uses her speech to stick it to Romney, which she won’t, she’ll get only thirty seconds of coverage on the evening news.

The media will be erstwhile distracted covering the VP’s national debut and whether Mitt Romney will reveal a powerpoint of his tax returns during his acceptance speech.

Lawdawg86 on August 7, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Doubtful, you’re overestimating the attention span of the national media. Unless Palin uses her speech to stick it to Romney, which she won’t, she’ll get only thirty seconds of coverage on the evening news.

The media will be erstwhile distracted covering the VP’s national debut and whether Mitt Romney will reveal a powerpoint of his tax returns during his acceptance speech.

Lawdawg86 on August 7, 2012 at 7:26 PM

also at halftime aging Daredevil Scranton Joe will go to king’s island and jump 274 greyhound buses full of zombie “emergency” voters…..

it’ll be great fun

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

The only reason Palin isn’t running is because she knows full well she would beat Emperor Husein by a 40 or 45 state landslide and she doesn’t want to hurt Obama’s feelings…or something.

NickDeringer on August 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Not a big fan but um she is 5 for 5 helping underdogs win primaries so I would not poop on her.

faol on August 7, 2012 at 7:29 PM

He’s better off making nice and showing her some respect. It’ll make conservatives happy and won’t alienate anyone except the most Frumian Palin critics. Seems like an easy call to me.

If Team Romney has any sense at all about retail politics, they’d have Palin give the nominating speech for him. I know they don’t want Romney upstaged, but Sarah’s quite capable of adjusting tone and presentation for the moment.

TXUS on August 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

***************** Heretics ********************************

(snark).

canopfor on August 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

If Palin isn’t given a prominent speaking slot, then Romney has demonstrated that he is just plain too stupid to win this presidency.

Harbingeing on August 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM

The only reason Palin isn’t running is because she knows full well she would beat Emperor Husein by a 40 or 45 state landslide and she doesn’t want to hurt Obama’s feelings…or something.

NickDeringer on August 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Nope Steve Schmidt destroyed her…..mission accomplished.

Hats off to all who hated her….”good job” you devoured another Republican who cares about Reagan’s 11th anyway right?

Fact is she excited the harder right base and the Mccain wing hated her totally for it.

It’s a lot like my fears of Mitt though his ad nailing Ogabe for the Delphi pensions assuages that fear some….

you ever notice that John Mccain was a pitbull against the GOP to his right and a gumming poodle to Momjeans?

Yeah let Romney pull the same stunt it will be GREAT for the party.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:31 PM

What happened to “No Labels”? The political party created by Schmoe and Mark McKinnon? I don’t know why you link to anything he has to say about her, he wouldn’t spit on her if she was on fire.

Marcus on August 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

portlandon on August 7, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I liked Sen. McCain’s speech, they had different roles and both did brilliantly. Too bad the effects didn’t last the entire campaign. History is a powerful thing.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Hey Allahpundit! Remember when you bought into the conventional wisdom and thought Sarah was through in politics? Who would have thunk it!

DannoJyd on August 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Lol…. look at Mika. What a cow. She can’t resist letting the world know that she despises Palin.

Cody1991 on August 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Frum-ian

I thought the word was ‘frumious’.

Dirty Creature on August 7, 2012 at 7:33 PM

NickDeringer on August 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

No, she’s probably done when it comes to elected office but one has nothing to do with the other.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Hey Allahpundit! Remember when you bought into the conventional wisdom and thought Sarah was through in politics? Who would have thunk it!

DannoJyd on August 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Indeed, she will be a force in the party, perhaps long enough to repair her national image…..

though the temptation for the moderates to aid the leftoid M$M in knifing her again will be strong….

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Sarah doesn’t need to “speak” at the Convention.

She Owns it.

Now, let’s move on to who will be Romney’s VP.

Key West Reader on August 7, 2012 at 7:35 PM

We’d be in real trouble if the Dems had someone like Palin, or even Sarah herself, on their side.

Liam on August 7, 2012 at 7:35 PM

If Team Mitt can find a slot for Rand Paul in the interest of keeping Paul fans inside the tent, they can find one for Palin
==============================================================

Maybe HomeLand Security fears,that at the Tampa Convention centre,there might be disgruntled Palinistas,and SarahCudians
squaring off,causing untold Mayhem,and KAOS,leading to,a cloned
version,of the Democrat 68′ Riots!!

(snark)

canopfor on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I love it when smug condescending Progs discuss GOP politics…

d1carter on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Yep, give her a spot already so we can move on.

changer1701 on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

No, she’s probably done when it comes to elected office but one has nothing to do with the other.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I tend to agree with that view a long time. Sarah has found her niche: A motivator for the grassroots Right.

Liam on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

What happened to “No Labels”? The political party created by Schmoe and Mark McKinnon? Marcus on August 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I think they went the way of the coffee party. Or. Whateves.

Key West Reader on August 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Sarah doesn’t need to “speak” at the Convention.

She Owns it.

Now, let’s move on to who will be Romney’s VP.

Key West Reader on August 7, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Key west Reader:Agreed,good and great to see ya,SunShine State!:)

canopfor on August 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Er… link goes to a Reason Article on the Kochs showing up in the “Newsroom” again.

Coach Marty on August 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Team Mitt should have Sarah introduce Mitt at the Convention. Get them all wee wee’d up.

JimK on August 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

She’s the reining vice presidential nominee

I am usually not a grammar Nazi but the intended word is likely “reign“. Sarah Palin is not a rein, she’s a moose. :)

Archivarix on August 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Palin must speak just before who ever introduces Mitt. This will bring viewers and Palin will ridicule bo as no one can and throw some strong support to Mitt.This is the recipe for lighting off a hot campaign. Heck she only needs 15 minutes!

tim c on August 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Time for another Great RINO Purgation Crusade,
er,culling!!!(sarc).

canopfor on August 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I love it when smug condescending Progs discuss GOP politics…

d1carter on August 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM

You mean Joe “there’s a dead girl in my lobby” Scarredburros or mika alphabet soup?

heh….

If they want Ogabe to run against Sarah go there….

1) she is not(thank God) on the ticket

2) if you want to mock the ‘ignorant ideologue inexperienced person from a strange place’ go there too bambi

barack I don’t think you want people pondering how well you performed.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Starlink on August 7, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I think WH has already faxed what they want NBC to say about Palin, Media Matters and CAP have no idea what-Palin-will-say -at-the-Rs-convention but ordered the media on how to insult her and her family. Now the MSM have their talking points , prepared, rehearsed, ready to tear apart Palin and her children ,
and she is not gonna speak at the convention ?
CottneyeJoe wants Palin to speak so he can make his masters at Media Matters proud when he hates on Palin according to the script given to him !

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Was that F. Chuck Todd comparing her as a potential problem a la Jesse Jackson? What. An. Idiot.

predator on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

She’s the reining vice presidential nominee

Unless you’re blaming her for Rafalca failing to move on in the Olympics, I think you mean “reigning”.

malclave on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

If anyone would give a short explanation though with 2 or 3 details thrown in on what is wrong with Sarah Palin, I’d love to hear it. So many people don’t like her, but they don’t explain why. How hard can it be?

I don’t like Obama because he’s racked up $5 trillion in debt, flouts the rule of law in immigration, frequently race-baits, and blames others for problems that are his responsibility. There are dozens of other reasons I don’t like him, but I’ve given a ton more than any detractor of Sarah Palin has. Saying she’s a dumb snowbilly just doesn’t cut it for me.

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

I want a night with NEWT followed by SARAH PALIN!

Honestly is anyone waiting on the edge of their seat for anything Jeb Bush has to say? Or for that matter Condi Rice? Newt and Sarah would rev the passion level in the base like no one else.

Mr A on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Palin and Bachman aren’t speaking (so far) and Condoleeza Rice and Nikki Haley are? C’mon, what’s wrong with this picture?

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Key West Reader on August 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Good to see you! How are you doing?

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Paul fellow buckeye right?

Explain to the nice folks what the base of the Ohio GOP will think if they join the DNC and media in attacking Mrs. Palin…..

Sarah was three times more popular in ohio than McCain

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Let’s face it, she runs rings around Fauxcahontas Warren and Dems have put her in a prime spot. There should be no question about Palin.

Mika B. is a piece of work these days. She spends half the show reading text messages from Valerie Jarrett and the other half looking like she is having hemorrhoids removed without anesthesia. She has no business criticizing Palin. None.

msmveritas on August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I am usually not a grammar Nazi but the intended word is likely “reign“. Sarah Palin is not a rein, she’s a moose. :)

Archivarix on August 7, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Archivarix:

I don’t mean to parse words,but,I’m thinking Kodiak
Grizzly Mama!!(kidding):)

canopfor on August 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Bachman is a unprincipled twit. Might have something to do with it.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Was that F. Chuck Todd comparing her as a potential problem a la Jesse Jackson? What. An. Idiot.

predator on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Palin was a serious contender for 2012 Repub nominee, if she had run. Compare to Jesse Jackson, who was always fringe. And the guy who suggested Palin might go off script and say something offensive, when has she EVER said something offensive going off-script? She’s the last person to speak without thinking. The worst she does is insult someone’s manhood in reply to personal attacks on her.

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

HA! Mika’s body language…. Classic!

Coach Marty on August 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Yes. Let her speak. It’s guaranteed to help us. Actually, pick her as the VP. It would “energize the base” or something. Like last time.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I liked Sen. McCain’s speech, they had different roles and both did brilliantly. Too bad the effects didn’t last the entire campaign. History is a powerful thing.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:32 PM

I liked McCain’s speech as well. They did have different roles, and McCain’s just felt anticlimactic to me. Especially the stemwinders Palin was throwing.

However, Palin speaking at this convention would probably take some well needed wind out of the Romney ’12 sails. Unless of course he nominated Chris Christie. He’s got enough wind to bring down the joint. =)

portlandon on August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

She said (long after she let people run with the “she hasn’t been contacted” meme) that she had been contacted to speak. It sounded like she’s the one with reservations, not a matter of her not being “let” to speak.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Saying she’s a dumb snowbilly just doesn’t cut it for me.

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Mika B. is a piece of work these days. She spends half the show reading text messages from Valerie Jarrett and the other half looking like she is having hemorrhoids removed without anesthesia. She has no business criticizing Palin. None.

msmveritas on August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

I’m betting Mika never voiced a substantive criticism of Palin in her life.

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Palin and Bachman aren’t speaking (so far) and Condoleeza Rice and Nikki Haley are? C’mon, what’s wrong with this picture?

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

GOP hates white women ?

burrata on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Palin and Bachman aren’t speaking (so far) and Condoleeza Rice and Nikki Haley are? C’mon, what’s wrong with this picture?

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:41 PM

The ghost of Steve Schnidt and the fact that Sarah palin was not perfect….

see the people who take glee in tomahawking her refuse to acknowledge every criticism of her applies to momjeans in spades, and rather than aid in pointing out the hypocrisy of castigating our #2 for “not being ready” they joined in on the fun and refused to counterbattery the other side with “she is our #2 look at your #1″……

would it have saved the campaign?

absent Juan shutting down the circus twice maybe….

I am not a huge fan of her being pushed to the moon, she is damaged goods but yes Moderate wing let’s be sure to not throw the base a single bone.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Wake me up when we get news Palin won’t be asked to speak.

Buy Danish on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:43 PM

It won’t work twice but I sure would love to hear you squeal if Gov. Romney did it. Delicious!

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

msmveritas on August 7, 2012 at 7:42 PM

:)

Paul-Cincy on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

It should be “reigning”. Reining would be harnessing, not prevailing over.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Of course Sarah should speak. She’s the only one with a pulse. Newt? Jeb Bush? Romney? Give me a break.

We need someone with a bit of fire to get folks cranked up and make the convention interesting.

Zardoz on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

She said (long after she let people run with the “she hasn’t been contacted” meme) that she had been contacted to speak. It sounded like she’s the one with reservations, not a matter of her not being “let” to speak.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

She may be viewing it as her job to go stump for her congressional and senatorial picks….

she has a Pac and it has a better batting averahe than TEAM RINO these days.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Reigning Vice Presidential nominee? That’s a thing?

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Mittens needs to step up and unite the party.

If he gives the OK for Palin to speak, she accepts, and tells me I HAVE TO VOTE for Mittens to stop the Great Satan Obama, then….

and only then…….

will I…..(barf alert)…

vote for Mittens.

KirknBurker on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Reigning Vice Presidential nominee? That’s a thing?

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 7:47 PM

yeah the door is the one next to “office of the President elect”….

can’t miss it

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

This won’t be the last Palin thread today…

All eyes on Missouri..:)

idesign on August 7, 2012 at 7:17 PM

idesign:You Rang:)
=================

GOP picking a nominee for Missouri’s Senate race

— Aug. 7 7:04 PM EDT
********************

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gop-picking-nominee-missouris-senate-race

canopfor on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

“Bachman is a unprincipled twit. Might have something to do with it.”

You obviously feel comfortable denigrating someone you don’t know personally, in a demeaning and misogynistic manner. I don’t, but your comment sounds like that of a bully and a coward.

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Why doesn’t Mitt want Palin to speak at the convention?

Look no further than what happened at CPAC. Romney paid his followers’ way into CPAC and he barely filled up the ballroom for his speech. Did anyone live stream it?

Palin not only filled up the ballroom, they opened up four overflow rooms and every TV in the public areas of the hotel were surrounded by people who wanted to hear her speech, plus it was live streamed by multiple sites. And don’t even compare how the speeches were received by those in attendance.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Of course she should speak.

CW on August 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

It won’t work twice but I sure would love to hear you squeal if Gov. Romney did it. Delicious!

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:46 PM

That would make my day. I miss her very long stand up act with McCain. They’d make an even better duo with Romney.

lester on August 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

If Palin is invited to speak, the MSM will likely wonder what she might say. There will be all kinds of speculation and, given the nature of the Obama campaign including Harry Reid, they might dare go so far as to demand an advance draft of the speech.

Liam on August 7, 2012 at 7:52 PM

What possible reason is there to exclude her?

betamales like Mitt don’t like strong women.

unseen on August 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

portlandon on August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I think Gov. Romney will do fine and they don’t need to speak on the same evening.

Cindy Munford on August 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Palin, as the surprise 2008 VP nominee, made a barnburner of a speech at the ’08 RNC, but she mishandled the media thereafter, and they destroyed her. She should have kept her Governor’s seat until 2010 before attempting a comeback, but she has a reputation among Indies as quitter and a rabble-rouser, not a serious leader. Yes, she could “rev up” the base, but there should be other speakers who have stayed in office and served their country or their states for longer than Palin. Including Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie. Different styles for different states, but the Republican Party needs them all, and Romney needs votes from all their states.

This convention is not about Sarah Palin–it’s about getting Mitt Romney and his running mate elected in 2012, which should be the purpose of ALL the speakers at the convention, whether or not Palin is among them.

Steve Z on August 7, 2012 at 7:53 PM

We can’t have the presumed nominee being “upstaged” by another speaker, who happens to have more “gravitas”.
.
HEY BLUEGILL ! . . . WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT ? !

listens2glenn on August 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Why doesn’t Mitt want Palin to speak at the convention?

Look no further than what happened at CPAC. Romney paid his followers’ way into CPAC and he barely filled up the ballroom for his speech. Did anyone live stream it?

Palin not only filled up the ballroom, they opened up four overflow rooms and every TV in the public areas of the hotel were surrounded by people who wanted to hear her speech, plus it was live streamed by multiple sites. And don’t even compare how the speeches were received by those in attendance.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

exactly….

now we can live in an imaginary world where Mitt sets the majority of the GOP on fire….

I will crawl on broken glass 300 miles to pull the lever….

but sarah will bring some of the harder right GOP in who are miffed and not as scared of Bambi as some of us because “after the pain we will win it all” they don’t understand how deeply his hatred of our system runs and that you cannot unscramble eggs.

Mitt can swallow his pride and energize the base while asking that she simply not alienate the moderates too hard in her rhetoric.

hell 5 minutes of praise for him and telling America “I believe in you America needs us all to get her back to work” and waving goodnight now…..

but get caught shunning her hard Mitt…..?

Don’t do it buddy.

harlekwin15 on August 7, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I think they went the way of the coffee party. Or. Whateves.

Key West Reader on August 7, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Lolz. Forgot about the coffee party…

OmahaConservative on August 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM

She said (long after she let people run with the “she hasn’t been contacted” meme) that she had been contacted to speak. It sounded like she’s the one with reservations, not a matter of her not being “let” to speak.

Cindy Cooper on August 7, 2012 at 7:44 PM

For all we know, “her people” might have only been contacted after so much was written about her invite or non-invite. Maybe “her people” only heard from “Romney’s people the day of or the day before she made that statement.

NoNails on August 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Just checked my Twitter feed. Reince Priebus is asking people to tune in to Greta at 10P hear an “exciting announcement” regarding the GOP convention. Hopefully this will put all this speculation about what a dope Romney is for not inviting Palin to speak to rest.

Buy Danish on August 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM

ncjetsfan on August 7, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Spare me the sanctimony. Public figures stand on their records and the public comments they make. You don’t have to know them personally to judge them. Harry Reid and Michelle Bachman are both disengenuous flamethrowers.

Rusty Allen on August 7, 2012 at 7:56 PM

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