Palin: Time to give Romney a shot

posted at 12:41 pm on August 27, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This is one clip it pays to watch to the very end.  Sarah Palin appeared on Fox Saturday evening to talk about the Tea Party and challenge the Republican Party to stick to its platform ideals, warning at one point that the GOP could go the way of the Whigs if they don’t respond to the will of the voters.  She also took questions from Twitter, including one which asked whether she’d run for Governor in Alaska again. (Answer: She’d rather work on policy to unlock Alaska’s natural resources.)  But it’s near the seven-minute mark when Palin expresses frustration when a viewer asks if it isn’t better not to vote when one doesn’t like either candidate (via the Sarah Palin Journal):

PALIN: No no no no!  Please go vote!  Let me ask you — man, do me a favor.  If this go-around you don’t know who you dislike more or like more, Romney or Obama — this go-around, give Romney a shot.  We don’t want to repeat the failed policies of President Obama.  That’s insanity, to repeat the same failures over and over again and expect a different result.  Obama has proven himself that he doesn’t get it, he doesn’t get the free market, he doesn’t get American exceptionalism, and he won’t work toward that American exceptionalism.  He had his chance — no hard feelings, thank you for your service, Mr. Obama.  This go-around, though, let’s give Romney that chance.

This is an excellent answer for those Romney skeptics who still believe that sitting out the presidential race will work out as a positive action.  Like most general elections, this race is a binary choice rather than a wish-list selection.  The two men who can win this race are Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  Any potential Romney voters that don’t cast a vote strengthen Obama’s chances for re-election.  That is why Obama has spent the summer trying to toxify Romney with independents and conservatives — in order to depress turnout on the Right.  After the conventions are over, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Team Obama start raising Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson’s profile as another distraction on the Right, especially if Romney gets a big polling boost out of the next fortnight.

Palin obviously isn’t passionate about Mitt Romney as a GOP nominee, which surprises no one.  But she does see the practical issue of the election in clear precision.


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keep the change on August 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

What? No “I’m sorry…I was wrong”?

LOL.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

She is telling a huge percentage of the electorate – who voted for Obama and continue to give him almost a 50% approval rating even after being the worst president in modern time – (and anyone stupid enough to vote for Obama is no conservative), that even though they may be considering sitting out this election, that they should go vote anyway.

keep the change on August 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

She said that anyone thinking of sitting out the election should go vote for Romney.

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Yep. More sheep. I still ask, “What has Romney EVER done to make you think he’ll be any different than Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama?” Another figurehead to make me sick on TV. Enjoy your serfdom.

Unlike you robots, I can recognize when I’m being pissed on and told it’s raining.

And you call liberals idiots. Look out for the sheers. They might slip while your wool is being harvested.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

I will actively vote Obama and get my family to join me if the nominee is Romney. While it would be nice to get a better job between 2013 and 2017, I am willing to wait.

astonerii on January 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

What do you expect from a stoner? Pass the choom pipe!

Steve Z on August 27, 2012 at 1:33 PM

of about 1 to 2 million barrels/day might be enough to drop prices significantly between now and the election, but the Romney campaign could always complain, “why didn’t Obama open the Gulf for drilling and approve the Keystone pipeline, which could have reduced prices since 2010?”, and there would still be the problem of not having enough refineries in the States to convert the crude into useful fuel for America’s needs.

I believe it would drop the cost at the pump, about a penny or two, IIRC, we have tapped it previously and that was the result….

JFKY on August 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

keep the change on August 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

What? No “I’m sorry…I was wrong”?

LOL.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Never forget that “keep the change” is the idiot who thinks the government should make all air races and air shows illegal. IIRC, he was undecided on auto racing.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Yep. More sheep.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Writes the ignorant idiot who has been on a four year bender.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Between the moratorium on drilling in the Gulf, his refusal to build the Keystone XL pipeline, and his massive subsidies to “green energy” companies that went bankrupt, Obama has totally blown the energy issue. Romney has a huge opportunity to exploit this issue at the convention, and he should use it.

Steve Z on August 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM

..in other words, Steve, decisions and policies have consequences, don’t they? President Turdy-Pants crapped in his undies and now he will have to wear them.

The War Planner on August 27, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Why anyone cares what Sarah Palin has to say is beyond me anyway. But they do. So yeah, she should be singing his praises.

petunia on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Why anyone cares what you have to say is even more surprising. Let’s face facts: you are a huge Romneybot for one reason and only one reason – he’s a Mormon. If Sarah wore funny underwear, you’d be her #1 fan.

There are few bigger hypoctites at HA than you, Petunia.

bw222 on August 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM

She said that anyone thinking of sitting out the election should go vote for Romney.

Axe on August 27, 2012 at 1:31 PM

keep the change seems brain damaged, he can’t process complete sentences.

idesign on August 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I know. He’s been around awhile.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Unlike you robots, I can recognize when I’m being pissed on and told it’s raining.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:32 PM

..typical liberal tool: enjoys Golden Showers.

The War Planner on August 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM

petunia on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Geez Louise, I bet if she kissed his ass on stage at Tampa you’d still b!tch.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Once again Palin demonstrates that her thoughts mirror mine almost identically… which is why I strongly support her. While not enthusiastic about Romney, he is still much better than Obama, and I will vote for him (primarily because of the Ryan pick).

BUT, the GOP needs to be on alert that if Romney deviates from a conservative plan while in office, I will back a primary challenger in the next election, or vote third party as necessary. I, myself, have brought up the history of the Whigs in multiple HA posts… the Republicans formed out of the Whigs because the leadership wouldn’t move fast enough on the important issue of the day (abolishing slavery). The GOP has been ignoring history at their peril.

Principles over Party

dominigan on August 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Good comeback, Cozmo. Don’t bother answering the question. There’s a reason it’s called “Oromneycare.”

You vote for Lokai. They’ll vote for Bele.

And nothing will change.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

I believe it would drop the cost at the pump, about a penny or two, IIRC, we have tapped it previously and that was the result….

JFKY on August 27, 2012 at 1:34 PM

..for about 3-5 days. But it will not be done because that move has been dissected and discredited before and Obama wouldn’t use something THAT obvi..

oh, wait.

The War Planner on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

We have yet to hear from idiotdesign.

She was still uncommitted and didn’t care how her idol wanted people to vote.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Give it time. ddrintn should also be on the way.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

And nothing will change.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

..and you’ll continue enjoying Golden Showers?

The War Planner on August 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, call me a moby. Didn’t you and I argue ad nauseum about the welfare state, particularly the end of life multi decade long all expenses paid vacations and you solidly fall into the severly conservative (read progressive liberal) stance that Social Security and Medicare should remain strong parts of the federal government overreach? Moby? Me? LOL. That falls on the shoulders of those who support progressive liberal candidates like Romney.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

If I vote, it will not be for Romney, nor will it be for a one in a million shot third party candidate. I dislike Romney far more than I dislike Obama.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Then you’re not to be taken seriously, period.

changer1701 on August 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

I was ABR during the primaries, but that’s ancient history now. It’s ABO time.

Bitter Clinger on August 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Yep. ABO which means Romney/Ryan.

Come on. folks, it’s General Election time. Quit carping about the primary, Defeat the Communists!

Who is John Galt on August 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

petunia on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Geez Louise, I bet if she kissed his ass on stage at Tampa you’d still b!tch.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yep.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

That’s lousy advice, Sarah. Most of the disillusioned voters this time around are liberals. If too many of them sit out, Romney wins.

keep the change on August 27, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Consider her audience. How many liberals watch FNC?

bw222 on August 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Don’t bother answering the question.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

There was no question, Just another idiot rant from a willfully ignorant nutball.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

petunia on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Geez Louise, I bet if she kissed his ass on stage at Tampa you’d still b!tch.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

….I don’t know ANY b!tches…that DON’T b!tch!

KOOLAID2 on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Yeah, call me a moby. Didn’t you and I argue ad nauseum about the welfare state, particularly the end of life multi decade long all expenses paid vacations and you solidly fall into the severly conservative (read progressive liberal) stance that Social Security and Medicare should remain strong parts of the federal government overreach? Moby? Me? LOL. That falls on the shoulders of those who support progressive liberal candidates like Romney.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Not me. You are an Obot. Period. The. End.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Another Palin thread. Something to get excited about. And you Palin haters, you know she is right.

Mirimichi on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Then you’re not to be taken seriously, period.

changer1701 on August 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Like a supporter of Romney on the Republican ticket should ever be taken seriously?

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

LOL! I think for myself. I’m not a liberal, but I won’t be led by the nose with this political game. Obaney doesn’t matter.

You don’t even see that they’re trying to ace out independents with their latest rule changes. Fewking idiots who don’t want to see. You’re so blinded by Obamahatred that you can’t even see that Romney isn’t any different. Why even bother to vote? So you get more defense spending this year? Then next election more welfare? Then back to the GOP for more intrusion into your freedom? Then more dem for stealing more of your money?

Nothing has changed. Dems win, more spending. GOP wins, more spending, but on different things. Another machine candidate, and more robots to pull the levers.

Insults don’t answer arguments, and your puerile complaints certainly don’t affect me.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I love how Palin has designated herself as the leader of the Tea Party, yet she supported all the bailouts (TARP) with John McCain.

I guess I should be falling all over myself in excitement that she’s generous enough to give Romney a “shot” over Obama, but Palin is hardly some pure conservative.

BradTank on August 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Yeah, call me a moby.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 1:42 PM

It wouldn’t sound right without putting at least; “batcrap crazy ignorant nutball” in front of it.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

….I don’t know ANY b!tches…that DON’T b!tch!

KOOLAID2 on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Well…it is a prerequisite.:)

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

BradTank on August 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Yeah. buddy. That’s the way to garner Reagan Conservative support for Romney. Right there.

Sheesh.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:46 PM

LOL! I think for myself.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You have already established that you are incapable of which you claim.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Did y’all see this? Too funny.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/27/obama-pays-tribute-to-neil-armstrong-the-only-way-he-knows-how/

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Best reason to vote for Romney: There is no way he could be as bad as Obama.

Johnny 100 Pesos on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Yep. As long as he has himself, he’ll never be alone.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Like a supporter of Romney on the Republican ticket should ever be taken seriously?

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Moreso than an alleged conservative admitting, after four years of failure and all the garbage spewed at McCain/Palin by Obama during the ’08 campaign, that they still prefer that man to Romney.

changer1701 on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

petunia on August 27, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Geez Louise, I bet if she kissed his ass on stage at Tampa you’d still b!tch.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:39 PM

KAPOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damn Cindy, you Rock!

ToddPA on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Romney was still for the TARP, as off his bio, two years ago, read Paulson’s memoir, to see how correct her reservations were even then,

narciso on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Did y’all see this? Too funny.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I saw it. And it wasn’t funny.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Look, I still say she’s wrong. I am a HUGE Sarah Palin fan but Come ON!! Obama DOES get it! He understands fully about free markets and capitalism etc. HE IS AGAINST IT!! HE WANTS TO DESTROY IT!!! He came through on his campaign promise of change for sure! He just didn’t specify WHAT would change! What say you?

Dannyp8262 on August 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

It’s not wise to state that we “know” what Mr. Obama’s true intentions are. To those that pay zero to little attention to the goings on of government, it’s tantamount to saying we are mind readers. No one can prove any such accusation. Skepticism regarding Mr. Obama’s motives have only increased over time to those that have watched his actions and decisions very closely. Remember in the beginning of his term, everyone pretty much gave the man the benefit of the doubt and figured he was just inept. It took a bit of time before we started scratching our heads and saying the man can’t be this stupid, and we wondered if there was even more to BO than what we already knew. Pounding the “he’s out to destroy America” drum is only going to make the accusers look completely daft to the average voter, as most rational people would need to see a helluva lot of proof about such a remark about the POTUS before they would even consider believing it.

lynncgb on August 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I’ll vote for Romney, but I’ll throw his a$$ out in ’16 if he doesn’t run a fiscally conservative administration and get our nation back on track. Any funny business and Palin is right, the GOP is toast.

portlandon on August 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Neil Armstrong is an American Hero. And deserved more respect than that from the CIC.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Okay, it is more sadly deluded than funny but I’m still amazed.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I cannot think of a more appropriate example of the man’s narcissism.

After four years, his advisers cannot get it through to him that he is one.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Guys, I believe astonerii has been with HotAir a long long time.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

You think Palin will give up Palin,Inc and FoxNews contract, for a low 6 figures job as SoE?

bayview on August 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Yes, if she had strong public backing from the Executive and could get things fixed.

Maybe I’m naive…but I think she would, for the Good of AMERICA.

Who is John Galt on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

And nothing will change.

Wino on August 27, 2012 at 1:40 PM

..and you’ll continue enjoying Golden Showers?

The War Planner on August 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Wow! Politics and Fetishes….great combination!

ToddPA on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

portlandon on August 27, 2012 at 1:49 PM

I agree.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I’m still amazed.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Nothing amazes me about the man’s narcissism any more. But that came close.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Did y’all see this? Too funny.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/27/obama-pays-tribute-to-neil-armstrong-the-only-way-he-knows-how/

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I saw it and it’s disgusting. Does anyone know if King Barry is ordering the flags to be lowered?

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Who is John Galt on August 27, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I’m with you, I think she would get back into public service in a heart beat and this is her area of expertise.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM

No word yet. Considering how much time has passed, to do so would show his disinterest.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

To do so now, that is.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:55 PM

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I haven’t heard about any decision on the flags. Can you believe that this guy is so clueless how this comes off?

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I saw it. And it wasn’t funny.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Obamateurism of the Week.

22044 on August 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 1:54 PM

The thing is, though, is Romney going to have any Conservatives in his Cabinet, or just Moderates? Read Matt Lewis’ Blog up in the headlines.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

hmmmm…sounds like this is the tack Sarah is taking:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/08/27/focus-group-ad-featuring-disappointed-obama-voters-is-most-effective/

(really, people, read the headlines :) )

cptacek on August 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Best reason to vote for Romney: There is no way he could be as bad as Obama.

Johnny 100 Pesos on August 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I hope you’re saying that with your fingers AND toes crossed.

tencole on August 27, 2012 at 1:57 PM

breathing a sigh of relief that Sarah isn’t at the convention, and still gives mitt only faint praise.

Palin 2016

renalin on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Obamateurism of the Week.

22044 on August 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

If it isn’t, 0bama has a real screw up coming soon.

But then, the captain didn’t choose it for Monday’s 0bamaturism…

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

From that Lewis piece, when Bob Bennett, is recommending Mike Leavitt as the model for leadership what do you think.

narciso on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Hang in there Newt!!!

What? Oh, yeah.

Thank you Governor Palin.

Romney/Ryan 2012 – America’s Comeback Team

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Not me. You are an Obot. Period. The. End.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Says the man who is supporting the progressive candidate. Feel free to prove your accusation by the way. Throwing out slanderous insults seems to fit well into the liberal progressive mindset. I still think it was you on those threads supporting the idea that the government OWED you due to the taxes it collected. But I am not willing to waste any time looking through multi month old threads.
Support who you want. It is a democracy. But if you act like you want to force me to the polls, like the statement Palin, who I like very much, indicated, and you will not be happy with the results. I will not support the enemy within the party.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Look, I still say she’s wrong. I am a HUGE Sarah Palin fan but Come ON!! Obama DOES get it! He understands fully about free markets and capitalism etc. HE IS AGAINST IT!! HE WANTS TO DESTROY IT!!! He came through on his campaign promise of change for sure! He just didn’t specify WHAT would change!! Also several months ago I predicted that gas prices would fall sharply in Oct. so he would take the credit and the election. What say you?

Dannyp8262 on August 27, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Fully agree with you that he knows exactly what he is doing. I am sure Sarah knows it too but she cannot say it that way or she would be attacked non stop and some would say she is not credible anymore for having such thoughts. She is saying it the right way so “diplomacy” is respected and her message is credible.

American Dream 246 on August 27, 2012 at 2:01 PM

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Your over the top ABRness proves your 0bamabot status. No help from others needed.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

renalin on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Faint praise is all that he deserves. I and tens of millions like me are only voting for him because the alternative is a Sorry Lefty Piece of Crap whose reelection would be a catastrophe. Mitt is just a few shades better than absolutely worthless.

Palin, as always, is right on target.

spiritof61 on August 27, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Does anyone know if King Barry is ordering the flags to be lowered?

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Last proclamation on the WH website:

Proclamations

August 24, 2012
Presidential Proclamation – Women’s Equality Day, 2012

Flora Duh on August 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Your over the top ABRness proves your 0bamabot status. No help from others needed.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Look, it’s Perry’s brain..:)

idesign on August 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I love how Palin has designated herself as the leader of the Tea Party, yet she supported all the bailouts (TARP) with John McCain.

I guess I should be falling all over myself in excitement that she’s generous enough to give Romney a “shot” over Obama, but Palin is hardly some pure conservative.

BradTank on August 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I’m always amazed that people like you go to such efforts to show what idiots they are.

Palin has never claimed to be the leader of the Tea Party. If you think otherwise, give us examples.

You do know that a VP candidate is supposed to support the position of the POTUS candidate don’t you? The exception with McCain/Palin was ANWR. Since she was a strong advocate for opening up ANWR long before she became McCain’s running mate, no one saw her disagreement with him on ANWR as a biggie.

Since the 2008 election, she’s made it obvious that TARP and the auto bailouts were a bad move.

NoNails on August 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

The good soldier, soldiers on. The eGOP does not deserve the treatment and support she gives them, but she and many of the Ron paul people understand that to change the GOp from inside is easier than creating a whole new party!
She did however throw down the guantlet that yes, indeed, We The People whether it be Tea Party or Ron Paul are sick of the eGOP treating us like their private piggy bank to buy votes from their favored constituents, and taking for granted that we will give our undying support to their Democrat in Republican hides (RINOS)

ConcealedKerry on August 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The way I read that, it was an attempt to scare readers about Mormons. I am all for a Pres. Romney to bring in good business men to his cabinet, that was Pres. Reagan’s model, to get the best in their field to take time out to serve the country. I cannot get to worked up about politicians being left out of the equation, there are far far to many of them now. I’d worry more about a bunch of mealy mouth squishes although Bob Bennett is a bit off putting.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on August 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Sigh. Sarah has in numerous appearances accurately described the actions and inclinations of the administration. In this appearance, on the eve of the nominating convention, she adopted the tone of the nominee.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Saturday interview was covered by the MSM, but not even CNN could use it as a wedge, though they would have loved to.

wolfsDad on August 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

gosh i feel so dumb! i was posting in two of the headline threads that just recently, i went from a person who will not vote for romney to a person who decided to vote for him after all. but guess what?

i had not seen the sarah palin interview before i decided that!!!

so if you saw me say “i’m voting for romney now” you probably thought i did it because of this sarah interview. actually, i was busy and did not watch the interview until right now. so that’s kind of a funny coincidence there. XD

what i said was, i decided to vote for romney because i wanted to be able to say, i helped kick obama out of the white house. i still do not like romney that much, and i wasn’t going to vote for him because that sends a message to the rest of the party that i don’t think he’s conservative enough. i feared, and still fear now, that i don’t know when we’ll get a more solidly conservative nominee if we keep settling for less and promising to vote for whoever the R is!! =( and i won’t volunteer for, or donate to, romney. but if romney wins and obama is kicked out, i will be able to say i helped.

aww i am so jealous of the people who were chosen to ask sarah questions

Sachiko on August 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

BradTank on August 27, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Yeah, it’s astounding that she didn’t publicly argue with the top of the ticket.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Says the man who is supporting the progressive candidate. Feel free to prove your accusation by the way. Throwing out slanderous insults seems to fit well into the liberal progressive mindset. I still think it was you on those threads supporting the idea that the government OWED you due to the taxes it collected. But I am not willing to waste any time looking through multi month old threads.
Support who you want. It is a democracy. But if you act like you want to force me to the polls, like the statement Palin, who I like very much, indicated, and you will not be happy with the results. I will not support the enemy within the party.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Slanderous insults? Your words.

I will actively vote Obama and get my family to join me if the nominee is Romney. While it would be nice to get a better job between 2013 and 2017, I am willing to wait.

astonerii on January 30, 2012 at 2:52 PM

And once again, I never, ever had that conversation with you. Not ever.

JPeterman on August 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

It bears watching.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM

breathing a sigh of relief that Sarah isn’t at the convention, and still gives mitt only faint praise.

Palin 2016

renalin on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Ditto that.

tencole on August 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM

If it isn’t, 0bama has a real screw up coming soon.

But then, the captain didn’t choose it for Monday’s 0bamaturism…

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

True. It’s likely in the queue. At least it should be.
And you’re correct, three more days is a pretty big window.

22044 on August 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Look, it’s Perry’s brain..:)

idesign on August 27, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Is that the best you can come up with id?

I never supported the man. Unless you are referring to Katy, you are still wrong…on just about everything.

So sugar twit, have you decided to support Romney now that Sarah says it is the thing to do?

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

i still do not like romney that much, and i wasn’t going to vote for him because that sends a message to the rest of the party that i don’t think he’s conservative enough.

Sachiko on August 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

to clarify: i wrote this in a weird way… it sounds like i said voting for him would send a message. i meant that the decision to not vote for him sends a message.

Sachiko on August 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Your over the top ABRness proves your 0bamabot status. No help from others needed.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Anyone but a progressive dressed as a Republican. It is not just Romney. I am done allowing the party to shift to the left. If it wants to go left, then I will make it as painful as possible. I will vote for conservatives, when they show their faces. Romnney is not one.
Since mobies work for the enemy, that would indicate anyone helping to move the party towards the enemies goals is in fact the moby, MOBY!

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I will make it as painful as possible.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM

What you are doing is making it painfully obvious that you are an 0bama fluffin’ idiot.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:13 PM

That’s insanity, to repeat the same failures over and over again and expect a different result.

This

What else do you need to ponder?

plutorocks on August 27, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Palin obviously isn’t passionate about Mitt Romney as a GOP nominee, which surprises no one. But she does see the practical issue of the election in clear precision.

Well, where does one start?

I don’t think many were, contrary to popular wisdom, all that passionate about Palin as our VP nominee either. Ditto the presidential candidate for that matter. The combination of tired old GOP foot-soldier, who alternately supported and confounded other party members, combined with the folksy relative neophyte who was governor of a very small state obviously didn’t appeal to a majority of our voters. It failed, or in language Mr. McCain surely would understand, it crashed and burned. It also didn’t contain one fifth the salient proposals issues thus far by Romney-Ryan. In fact, where are Mrs. Palin’s proposals from the last election cycle that we can compare to Mr. Ryan’s…crickets.

Now for the record and before I am attacked as a “Palin-Hater”, closet-liberal or some other ad hominem hurled as a knee-jerk every time she is criticized, I like Mrs. Palin. She has a great deal of admirable qualities and certainly speaks well to a core group of voters. I just frankly believe she sometimes wanders out of her depth, overestimates her influence and uses language which indicates absolutes or ultimatums and therefore presents a precondition for her support.

I could frankly care less if Mrs. Palin supports Romney-Ryan. The fact is this current Republican ticket is much better than the last. It contains two likable candidates steeped in the issues and laden with experience that shows their solutions are achievable and will help take our country in a new direction. That is what AMERICA needs.

Marcus Traianus on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I think if Gov. Romney wins, we will still need to be vigilant. The days of sending folks up to D.C. and ignoring them are done. Too many shenanigans going on.

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

You think Palin will give up Palin,Inc and FoxNews contract, for a low 6 figures job as SoE?

bayview on August 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM

In a heartbeat, yes.

alwaysfiredup on August 27, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Cindy Munford on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Yes, ma’am. Hence, Gov. Palin’s warning.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I like Mrs. Palin. … I just frankly believe she sometimes wanders out of her depth, overestimates her influence and uses language which indicates absolutes or ultimatums and therefore presents a precondition for her support.

Marcus Traianus on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Uh huh. You like her so much you fall all over yourself to talk about why you don’t like her. When she’s doing something positive for people you…also like.

That makes perfect sense.

alwaysfiredup on August 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM

I’m just about near her opinion on this and can muster almost as much support. I admire her team spirit even if she’s got to force herself to put on a good face.

By the way, I’m just curious, before Obama, I really can’t remember any of these “nice guy” and “thank you for our service” type prefaces towards Dem presidents or candidates. Has it really been going on or are people doing this because, you know…..Obama….doesn’t look like the presidents on the currency?

Dongemaharu on August 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

alwaysfiredup on August 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Thanks. I thought it was just me.

kingsjester on August 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I will make it as painful as possible.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:10 PM
What you are doing is making it painfully obvious that you are an 0bama fluffin’ idiot.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:13 PM

What you are doing is stupid. You are trying to tie me to Obama when you have not a single tiny little itty bitty bit of evidence. All because I will not support your progressive liberal sugar daddy Romney? I think you are projecting your idol worshipping ways. You idolize and have to see Romney as some kind of god, and because you go through life that way, you imagine everyone else does as well, so if I do not support Romney, then I must idolize and deify someone else, and since you detest Obama so much, to make me out as evil as you can, you say I am a follower of Obama.

I get it. You are insanely in love with your god Romney. I hope you enjoy your afterlife as one of his slaves on his god planet!

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I could frankly care less if Mrs. Palin supports Romney-Ryan. The fact is this current Republican ticket is much better than the last. It contains two likable candidates steeped in the issues and laden with experience that shows their solutions are achievable and will help take our country in a new direction. That is what AMERICA needs.

Marcus Traianus on August 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Paid for by Romney Inc.

idesign on August 27, 2012 at 2:21 PM

What you are doing is stupid.

astonerii on August 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

No, what you are doing is stupid.

I’m just pointing out your stupidity.

cozmo on August 27, 2012 at 2:23 PM

what i said was, i decided to vote for romney because i wanted to be able to say, i helped kick obama out of the white house. i still do not like romney that much, and i wasn’t going to vote for him because that sends a message to the rest of the party that i don’t think he’s conservative enough. i feared, and still fear now, that i don’t know when we’ll get a more solidly conservative nominee if we keep settling for less and promising to vote for whoever the R is!! =( and i won’t volunteer for, or donate to, romney. but if romney wins and obama is kicked out, i will be able to say i helped.

aww i am so jealous of the people who were chosen to ask sarah questions

Sachiko on August 27, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Well, Romney losing WILL send messages to the rest of the party, but not the ones you think. You already have some laying the groundwork for more appeals to Hispanics, and you know what that means. They’re not going to look at a loss and go gee, we should get someone more conservative next time…that I’m sure of.

changer1701 on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

I’m just curious, before Obama, I really can’t remember any of these “nice guy” and “thank you for our service” type prefaces towards Dem presidents or candidates. Has it really been going on or are people doing this because, you know…..Obama….doesn’t look like the presidents on the currency?

Dongemaharu on August 27, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Hasn’t behaved much like the presidents on the currency.

spiritof61 on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Are they right on the Arab Spring, QE 2, cap n trade, Obamacare, just to state a few issues,

narciso on August 27, 2012 at 2:24 PM

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