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Clock ticking on Palin entry

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Aug 26, 2011.

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Will Sarah Palin run for president in 2012?

  1. Yes

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. No

    25 vote(s)
    89.3%
  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I know that this is an overtly political thread, but I think we've been really well-behaved lately with them, even on hot-button wedge issues, and I also think that the GOP race is pretty much dominating the news coverage these days as people wait to see the field settled.

    Anyway, Politico writes about what we all kind of know - that Sarah Palin has to decide pretty soon what to do.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/62090.html

    The other night on "The Daily Show," Michael Steele called Palin a "good friend" and said that he didn't think she would run. In fact, he forecast no new entries.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's fairly common knowledge that she has some announcement in Iowa next week.

    I figure she's either running for president or is announcing Trig's new reality show.
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    She's going to end up being a QVC regular with a line of patriotic (yet tasteful and elegant) flag pins.
     
  4. kickoff-time

    kickoff-time Member

    Guessing most Republicans hope she doesn't run, but it would be a lot more fun for everyone (read media) if she did run.
     
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

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  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    All Palin running would do is ensure Romney's nomination.
     
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You think she cuts into Perry that much? Obviously she cuts into Bachmann.
     
  8. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    She won't run because a loss makes her irrelevant and her potential income declines.
     
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    What is her big Iowa announcement then?

    Like I've always said, she has to always hold out the possibility that she's going to run. It's the only thing that keeps her relevant as a celebrity with a following. Otherwise, she's Geraldine Ferraro.
     
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Bingo.

    Although I think her sell-by date as a pundit is also coming very quickly. If she's no threat to run for anything, she has fans, but no more constituency.
     
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    PRecisely. And don't be surprised if she ever so subtlely (for her) undermines whoever does get the GOP nomination. A Republican in the White House is mega-financial damage to the Palin brand.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I actually think Dick was being genuine in his hope that this thread remains civil.

    He can hardly be blamed for Starman being Starman.
     
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