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    Palin (not) at Republican National Convention

    Palin (not) at Republican National Convention

    There seems to be an unusual lack of clarity here, as Ed Morrissey notes in a post earlier this afternoon.

    Various news reports indicate Palin will not be giving a speech, but it’s unclear if she was not invited to speak, given such a poor time slot that she didn’t want it, or was given a good time slot but decided to stay away for other reasons.

    Palin issued this statement via Greta:

    “…Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced Community Organizer’s plans to “fundamentally transform” our country are unfortunately coming true. This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I’m excited to hear them. As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members so a wise Congress is ready to work with our new President to get our country back on the right path. This is imperative. As President Clinton said in 2008 while candidate Obama and lapdogs in the media were thrashing his wife’s record and reputation, this is “…the biggest fairy tale.” For the sake of America’s solvency and sovereignty we must close this nonsensical book in November…”- Sarah Palin

    Does anyone have any more definitive information?


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    If this is the kind of decision making we can expect from Mitt, I worry about how much he will disappoint when he becomes president.

    How in the hell can you not pick two bell ringers like Palin and Newt? Something happened behind the curtain.

    Sarah talked around the issue and according to POLITICO, Reince Priebus said:

    “I think a lot of her and hope that she does speak,” Priebus told Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Monday night.

      Casey in reply to gad-fly. | August 14, 2012 at 12:42 am

      It’s called intelligent campaigning, zippy. You don’t give the opposition ammo by inviting divisive figures.

      I like Sarah, and I think Newt really is one of the “smartest guy[s] in the room,” but they both carry high negatives with the general population.

    currently | August 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    The conventions are just staged pep rallies and don’t really interest me that much as they’re mainly a media show.

    I already know who I’m voting for and the conventions on either side will not persuade me or hardly any others to change sides in my opinion. So I don’t get very antsy about who’s speaking and when or why.

    I’ll probably watch a couple speakers that interest me (or catch it later on the interwebs).

    R&R will win in a landslide as long as they make this election a stark choice between the two opposing sides – that is the only way this election will be decided – and it is not accomplished at the convention.

    Sarah Palin,
    Dinesh D’Souza,
    Sarah Palin,
    Bobby Jindahl,
    Sarah Palin,
    Newt Gingrich,
    Sarah Palin,
    Scott Walker
    Sarah Palin,
    Ann Romney,
    And did I mention Sarah Palin?
    And the candidates, of course.

    I don’t care about the rest. They can stay home.

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