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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Rove is not alone. According to this at Politico, there will be an organized effort among the GOP establishment to make sure that Sarah Palin does NOT win the 2012 nomination.

    Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin - Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei - POLITICO.com

    This is not a quickie, drive-by article. It is detailed and very good.

    If this happens, I see a party ripped into at least two very tattered pieces.
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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    It is scary that in a very fragmented primary race a polarizing force like Palin could actually win. The general election will be a choice between two candidates and she would probably get wiped out. Not only that, as we saw in 2008 the coat tails to the winner would probably be very long. This would sweep the dems back to a bulletproof majority for at least two years and probably more.

    A Palin candidacy as a Republican in my view would mean a democratic congress congress for a generation, unless they totally blow it like 2008-2010.

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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    GOP has to pay her off. If she runs, it will destroy the GOP. Palin is like Beck. Utterly useless, but very popular. She is a dangerous woman. If you attack her you anger part of the GOP base. If you support her you anger free thinking, reasonable people all over America.

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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    It is scary that in a very fragmented primary race a polarizing force like Palin could actually win. The general election will be a choice between two candidates and she would probably get wiped out. Not only that, as we saw in 2008 the coat tails to the winner would probably be very long. This would sweep the dems back to a bulletproof majority for at least two years and probably more.

    A Palin candidacy as a Republican in my view would mean a democratic congress congress for a generation, unless they totally blow it like 2008-2010.
    Palin Candidacy garuntees second Obama term.

    A democratic Congress. Not too sure about that.

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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Palin Candidacy garuntees second Obama term.

    A democratic Congress. Not too sure about that.
    I am just saying look at what happened in 2008. If the republicans are smart they need to use someone like Rove to take her down in early 2011. Waiting for the primaries will be too late.

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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Because the Republicans still cling to the old fashioned and highly undemocratic system of winner-take-all primaries, it means that a GOP hopeful who has the strong support of even one-third of primary voters can indeed win the nomination if there is not other consensus candidate. This is especially true in the first half of the primaries when the field is crowded. If Sarah Palin runs, she will command at least one-third of the vote in the primary and pretty much take many of the early primaries. She will also have scored victories over the far more establishment candidates such as Mitt Romney or other non-tea party types. This then puts the party in a bad position - they can take a deep breath and allow it to happen without a big major fight or they can go balls to the walls behind a Romney. If they do the first, they screw themselves in the General election in November. If they do the second, they could badly split the party and have a very weakened and divided GOP going into November.

    Either way its a lose/lose proposition as long as Sarah runs.

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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Karl Rove says Sarah Palin lacks gravitas needed to be president | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 News



    In the words of one of our most famous posters: Be afraid my left wing friends. Be very afraid.
    I guess Rove is no dummy and sees the blatant attempt to prop of Palin to run for president.
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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Pretty sure she's lying about enjoying the outdoor activity. Where she has handy access to her hairspray and makeup is where she really likes to be. She's definitely putting on the outdoor activity for her constituents, but she's all girl, no doubt in my mind.
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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    All this means is that liberals now have to admit that they agree with Karl Rove on something.

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    Re: Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    All this means is that liberals now have to admit that they agree with Karl Rove on something.
    I think she should run in 2012.
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