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Title: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Psychic Octopus on November 13, 2010, 06:22:14 pm
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?


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on November 13, 2010, 06:28:48 pm
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Sewer on November 13, 2010, 06:37:18 pm
no


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Holmes on November 13, 2010, 09:00:48 pm
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Mr. Morden on November 13, 2010, 09:06:46 pm
Have people already forgotten Palin's endorsement of Perry over Hutchison in Texas?


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Psychic Octopus on November 14, 2010, 02:11:46 am
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: A Strange Reflection on November 14, 2010, 04:52:45 am
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Torie on November 14, 2010, 08:57:26 am
Predicting anything Palin will do in my opinion is a futile exercise.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Rowan on November 14, 2010, 09:57:23 am
I love how a former vice-presidential candidate is somehow an "outsider."


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Holmes on November 14, 2010, 10:01:17 am
No need to get snipppy.

No, you'd know if a gay man is being snippy if your eyes were being scratched out. :)


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on November 14, 2010, 10:11:02 am
Have people already forgotten Palin's endorsement of Perry over Hutchison in Texas?


It's because Hutchinson is a moderate pro-choicer.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Citizen (The) Doctor on November 14, 2010, 11:35:38 am
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.:P


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: nhmagic on November 14, 2010, 11:56:17 am
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: A Strange Reflection on November 14, 2010, 03:03:32 pm
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.:P

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


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: nclib on November 14, 2010, 05:12:37 pm
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: tpfkaw on November 14, 2010, 06:02:43 pm
Palin only endorses pro-life candidates, so the answer is no, with 100% certainty.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Obnoxiously Slutty Girly Girl on November 14, 2010, 06:12:01 pm
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.:P

...and indeed she lost. :P 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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Holmes on November 14, 2010, 06:22:53 pm
Whether or not Maine has anti-establishment roots, it is not anymore. Collins, Snowe, Pingree, and Michaud will always be comfortably re-elected.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Badger on November 15, 2010, 01:02:11 pm
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: Snowstalker's Last Stand on November 08, 2011, 09:08:16 pm
D'aww, this was the first topic I ever posted in.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: A-Bob on December 07, 2011, 11:39:48 pm
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.


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: morgieb on December 08, 2011, 07:25:34 am
No. Didn't she endorse Miller over Murkwoski, ftr?


Title: Re: Will Palin endorse Snowe if there is a primary challenge?
Post by: RogueBeaver on December 08, 2011, 12:08:45 pm
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.