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Question: Will Sarah Palin get a prominent speaking spot at the convention?
Yes   -2 (6.7%)
No, but she will get a minor one   -10 (33.3%)
No, she will not speak at the convention at all   -18 (60%)
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« on: August 06, 2012, 07:24:01 pm »
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I don't know, I think the beat-back that happened in the wake of the Inks-Deluge debacle (and the descent of Leip to address it) means that the Mods don't have the standing right now to pull off a ban of a big-name poster.  this place would absolutely erupt, at least for opebo.  jmf maybe a bit less so, but still an outcry.  doesn't mean it could not happen at a future point.
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 07:25:05 pm »
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I hope not, so that she can on Fox and attack Romney mercilessly in an act of spiteful revenge.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2012, 07:26:34 pm »
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She will likely get an early evening address, and go on to do what Lief predicted later on in the evening while on Hannity.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2012, 07:35:54 pm »
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If she does, it means GOP internal polling is showing a weakness with the base. If she doesn't, it means there's no real problem with the base and they can use someone who will appeal more to the independents and moderates out there.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2012, 07:48:29 pm »
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No, nor does that primadonna deserve one.
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 08:51:35 pm »
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Besides, Palin might be needed at the custody hearing for her grandson depending on when that is scheduled to come up.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 08:53:36 pm »
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God forbid.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 08:54:51 pm »
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No way. The GOP doesn't want to further tarnish the image of the convention...
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 01:10:10 am »
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When is the last time the former VP nominee of a party not spoken at the next convention without an actual scandal ala Edwards 2008?
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I don't know, I think the beat-back that happened in the wake of the Inks-Deluge debacle (and the descent of Leip to address it) means that the Mods don't have the standing right now to pull off a ban of a big-name poster.  this place would absolutely erupt, at least for opebo.  jmf maybe a bit less so, but still an outcry.  doesn't mean it could not happen at a future point.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2012, 01:11:40 am »
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No, nor does that primadonna deserve one.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2012, 06:55:23 am »
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Priebus says he's OK with it but the final call is Romney's. Oof. But hopefully not a primetime one.

http://gop12.thehill.com/2012/08/priebus-i-want-palin-to-speak-at.html
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2012, 07:05:07 am »

Priebus says he's OK with it but the final call is Romney's. Oof. But hopefully not a primetime one.

http://gop12.thehill.com/2012/08/priebus-i-want-palin-to-speak-at.html

I don't see how Romney says no at this point.  And there really is nothing to gain by not asking her to speak (as long as it's a short speech, and not in primetime).  If she isn't asked to speak, then the media will keep harping on it, and it'll be a distraction.
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2012, 09:22:56 am »
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I hope so : D


but.... no.  The GOP isn't that stupid. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2012, 09:24:25 am »
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No, nor does that primadonna deserve one.

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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 09:25:38 am »
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Priebus says he's OK with it but the final call is Romney's. Oof. But hopefully not a primetime one.

http://gop12.thehill.com/2012/08/priebus-i-want-palin-to-speak-at.html

I don't see how Romney says no at this point.  And there really is nothing to gain by not asking her to speak (as long as it's a short speech, and not in primetime).  If she isn't asked to speak, then the media will keep harping on it, and it'll be a distraction.


If this patriot is not given a chance to speak, she will make herself the center of attention somewhere other than Tampa during the convention. Fox News probably won't abet her, but she'll find something to do, and cameras love her.
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