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« on: November 13, 2010, 06:22:14 pm »
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This thought just crossed my mind. Palin backed Jane Norton and Kelly Ayotte over their Tea Party challengers, and I was wondering if she would endorse Snowe, as well. I may be reading too much into it, but Palin appears to be a feminist when it comes to choosing candidates for office. Could she endorse Snowe, as well, over a Tea Party challenger?
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 06:28:48 pm »
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Endorsing a long-time incumbent would rather undermine Palin's credibility as an "outsider".

While there were also some personal issues at play there, Palin wasn't feminist enough to endorse Murkowski over Miller.

Though not necessarily tea partiers, neither Norton nor Ayotte could be considered Moderate Heroes/ "RINOs" in the way that Snowe can and has been. Ayotte was still a pro-life conservative, and she used tea party language in railing against taxes and spending.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 06:37:18 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 09:00:48 pm »
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Don't be ridiculous. Palin only endorsed Ayotte and Norton because their opponents were male and the women were "outsiders" (Ayotte not so much anymore). Snowe is establishment.
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 09:06:46 pm »
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Have people already forgotten Palin's endorsement of Perry over Hutchison in Texas?
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 02:11:46 am »
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Have people already forgotten Palin's endorsement of Perry over Hutchison in Texas?


Hmm, I did in fact. That seems so long ago.

Don't be ridiculous. Palin only endorsed Ayotte and Norton because their opponents were male and the women were "outsiders" (Ayotte not so much anymore). Snowe is establishment.

No need to get snipppy. I was just asking a simple question on what the forum felt. Personally, I think that Palin would endorse the challenger, I was just wondering where th forum was on this.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 04:52:45 am »
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No, not only it wouldn't make sense for her ideologically, but it could even backfire considering Maine is a blue State where Palin shouldn't be extremely popular.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2010, 08:57:26 am »
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Predicting anything Palin will do in my opinion is a futile exercise.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2010, 09:57:23 am »
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I love how a former vice-presidential candidate is somehow an "outsider."
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2010, 10:01:17 am »
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No need to get snipppy.

No, you'd know if a gay man is being snippy if your eyes were being scratched out. Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 10:11:02 am »
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Have people already forgotten Palin's endorsement of Perry over Hutchison in Texas?


It's because Hutchinson is a moderate pro-choicer.
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 11:35:38 am »
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No, not only it wouldn't make sense for her ideologically, but it could even backfire considering Maine is a blue State where Palin shouldn't be extremely popular.

Well, that's what they said about O'Donnell.Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2010, 11:56:17 am »
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It depends - if Maine CD2 is saying yay Olympia! then Palin will endorse her - if its polling well for a challenger she won't.  Palin actually has ancestral ties to the state.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2010, 03:03:32 pm »
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No, not only it wouldn't make sense for her ideologically, but it could even backfire considering Maine is a blue State where Palin shouldn't be extremely popular.

Well, that's what they said about O'Donnell.Tongue

...and indeed she lost. Tongue Though I think in this case Palin was the last of her problems, to be fair.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2010, 05:12:37 pm »
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This thought just crossed my mind. Palin backed Jane Norton and Kelly Ayotte over their Tea Party challengers, and I was wondering if she would endorse Snowe, as well. I may be reading too much into it, but Palin appears to be a feminist when it comes to choosing candidates for office. Could she endorse Snowe, as well, over a Tea Party challenger?

Please don't confuse supporting some women candidates with being a feminist. The right has pretended to "reclaim" feminism after years of demonizing it.

As for Snowe, Palin will not endorse her, as the latter is considerably more moderate than Norton, Ayotte, or Hutchison.
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2010, 06:02:43 pm »
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Palin only endorses pro-life candidates, so the answer is no, with 100% certainty.
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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2010, 06:12:01 pm »
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No, not only it wouldn't make sense for her ideologically, but it could even backfire considering Maine is a blue State where Palin shouldn't be extremely popular.

Well, that's what they said about O'Donnell.Tongue

...and indeed she lost. Tongue Though I think in this case Palin was the last of her problems, to be fair.

Maine is not Delaware. It is a state that has strong populist independent anti-establishment roots.
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2010, 06:22:53 pm »
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Whether or not Maine has anti-establishment roots, it is not anymore. Collins, Snowe, Pingree, and Michaud will always be comfortably re-elected.
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2010, 01:02:11 pm »
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Hell no. If there is any remotely credible (as in even approaching Christine O'Donnell "credibility") she'll back it. If by some miracle there isn't a serious right wing challenge to Snowe, Palin will still NEVER endorse Snowe.
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2011, 09:08:16 pm »
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D'aww, this was the first topic I ever posted in.
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« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2011, 11:39:48 pm »
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Palin never endorsed in Colorado. Everyone just buzzed up news from the Norton camp that she would so everyone thought she did. They kept it running through May and June. "It's coming. Almost here. Probably tomorrow. Very soon".

Palin stayed out because she was torn between endorsing a tea party candidate and a woman.
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« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2011, 07:25:34 am »
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No. Didn't she endorse Miller over Murkwoski, ftr?
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No. Didn't she endorse Miller over Murkwoski, ftr?

Yeah, but it wasn't just because Miller is a Teeper and Murky isn't. 99% because of the long and nasty history between Palin and Murky.

Also, this is a case where another uber-Teeper, Paul LePage, has endorsed Snowe. You think Scott D'Amboise, who'd get curbstomped anyways in a GE, would want Sarah Palin endorsing him? I don't think so.
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