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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    As much as I'd love to see Palin get the nomination (from a purely cynical perspective), I would agree that she isn't the frontrunner. I don't think Republicans will nominate her. The GOP has an historical tendency to nominate whoever's turn it is to be the nominee. In 2012, I think that would be Mitt Romney.

    Besides, Romney (and most of the others) will tear Palin to shreds during the primary debates.
    One of Palin's strengths is the "i'm a victim" mentality. Because of that, her losing a debate might actually be good for her popularity.

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Do you not realize there's a difference between someone being the front runner for the Presidency and someone liked by the voter base?

    I like a lot of Sarah Palin's views and aside from a few things that stand in the way I would be a fan of her. I'd hardly say she was my front running pick for the white house.

    I think there's a large number of conservatives who like Sarah Palin as a politician, but don't see her as their top pick for president for a number of reasons. Its not hard of unfathomable. The same is true of Newt for many. Its unquestionable that he was liked by Conservatives years back, but almost everyone would say at that time he wouldn't be their pick to run for the Presidency.

    I believe the article is trying more to say that this notion that its Palin in 2012, that its Palin that's going to be the unquestionable choice to run against Obama, is being floated by Democrats. Which, in a way, doesn't surprise me. Taking the microcosm of this board, far more often do I see people like Disneydude or others going on and on about "palin 2012" and pushing that notion as if its a done deal that will definitely happen than I do any conservatives.
    I guess you could say that but the only times I see liberals talking about it is when they are joking around and obviously so.

    I also don't think it matters. She won't run period. My bet of up to 200$ in DP donations still stands that she won't run. It's pointless for liberals to even concern themselves with her right now.

    Mainly I wanted to point out that this article goes straight to the good old talking points. If and when there's a problem, blame the media. A conservative gets stumped on a question during an interview? Lame stream media. Scandal about a conservative leaks.... lame stream media etc. etc. It's starting to get very old and very predictable.

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I've been saying this for weeks.. the only ones who think Palin is the GOP front runner are the liberals.

    Right Turn - The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    ...conservatives suspect there's also some mischief-making afoot -- the desire by liberal-leaning members of the media and the White House to make Palin the symbol of the Republican Party, which they are convinced will translate into her presidential run, her nomination and a shellacking for the GOP at the polls in 2012...

    ...the notion that she is a frontrunner is an eye-roller for most elected GOP officials (Chris Christie tipped his hand a bit on late-night TV) and even for many fans who furiously defended her against what conservatives saw as excessive and unfair criticism during the 2008 race.

    Talking heads and mainstream reporters who are certain that Palin will be the nominee may not be looking to make trouble for the GOP. They are just behind the curve. In six months, when the field is better defined, we'll see who might emerge from the pack. Right now the frontrunner is "none of the above."
    Excellent column. Provides a nice reality check to the "Palin sensationalism" the press and some of the pundits have been running with lately....


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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Romney's too establishment in my opinion. Whoever runs needs the tea party support.
    As the economy (Hopefully) improves over the next couple years, the tea party will become less and less relevant.

    I don't know of many liberals who think Palin is the front runner. We wish she was, because we think she would be easy to beat in the general, but we don't think she is likely to get the nomination.

    Why do you liberals start so many threads on Palin?
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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    So it's liberals fault that she is becoming a symbol of the Republican Party? Not because she was ya'lls last VP candidate or anything crazy like that. Liberals gave her her own highly watched reality show I'm sure, liberals went out and purchased her books, liberals signed her up for Fox news and liberals hack into her twitter and facebook and post her messages...

    Is there anything that conservatives won't try to unfairly blame on liberals?
    The only ones who think she is the symbol of the Republican party ARE the liberals... we Republicans don't view her as such, so yes... it's their fault.

    The rest of your nonsense has nothing to do with the issue.

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    The only ones who think she is the symbol of the Republican party ARE the liberals... we Republicans don't view her as such, so yes... it's their fault.

    The rest of your nonsense has nothing to do with the issue.
    Damn, I'm glad you answered that for me. It's very nice to have the official spokesperson for the Republican party here so that he can tell me what all Republicans are thinking.

    So who are you going to elect next election? You know, since you know exactly what every republican is thinking...

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Damn, I'm glad you answered that for me. It's very nice to have the official spokesperson for the Republican party here so that he can tell me what all Republicans are thinking.

    So who are you going to elect next election? You know, since you know exactly what every republican is thinking...
    yeah... and no liberals think THEY know what every Republican is thinking, right?
    Please.

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    yeah... and no liberals think THEY know what every Republican is thinking, right?
    Please.
    So it's ok because those mean liberals did it first? Seriously?

    And I'm sure that there are liberals out there thinking they know that. I think you and I can agree that they are political hacks. What does that make you dude?

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    So it's ok because those mean liberals did it first? Seriously?

    And I'm sure that there are liberals out there thinking they know that. I think you and I can agree that they are political hacks. What does that make you dude?
    Someone who has better things to do than deal with a whiner who is upset I 'labeled' him and his party.

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    Re: The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Someone who has better things to do than deal with a whiner who is upset I 'labeled' him and his party.
    It's ok. Deep down you know it was a silly thing to do and act like you knew what all Republicans are thinking. I know youre sensible enough to know that. It was an honest mistake I'm sure.

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