Sarah Palin's war chest points to 2012 presidential bid

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    Newly published election spending figures show Sarah Palin ended the last quarter with a war chest of more than $1m, suggesting gathering momentum for a run at the White House in 2012.

    Her political action committee, a body for raising and distributing election cash, raised $866,000 in the three months from April 1, the most since it was formed in January 2009. She spent about $742,000 over the quarter, most of it on building up her political profile and base support.

    Palin, who enjoys the support of the Tea Party and other grassroots activists but is distrusted by the Republican party establishment, has not yet said whether she will stand as a candidate. She and other potential rivals for the Republican nomination would normally begin to make their intentions clear early next year, in the wake of November's Congressional mid-term elections.

    But a breakdown of money raised and spent by Palin suggests she is putting in place the political framework for a bid. She spent almost twice as much as in any previous quarter, much of it on speechwriters, private jets for public appearances, and hiring consultants to advise her on domestic and foreign policy, which were embarrassing weaknesses during her vice-presidential run in 2008.

    She is also taking on more staff, including for the first time someone to keep control of her schedule. Until now, her organisation has tended to be chaotic.

    John Ellis, a conservative political analyst, predicted she would be the de facto Republican frontrunner by December and that, by then, it may be too late for the party to do anything about it. Ellis wrote on his blogsite: "'She's too stupid' is what the Establishment GOP really thinks about Sarah Palin. 'Good-looking,' but a 'ditz'. This is unfertile ground, since Palin can turn the argument on a dime and say: 'They drive the country into bankruptcy, they underwrite Fannie and Freddie, they bail out Goldman Sachs, they fight wars they don't want to win, they say enforcing the immigration laws is silly and they call me stupid! I'll give you a choice: you can have their smarts or my stupidity, which one do you want?' A large number of GOP presidential primary voters will take Palin's "stupidity" in a heartbeat."

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    If she runs and wins the Nomination Obama will get 4 more years...

    If she doesn't then the Republican Party might have a chance..
     
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    "Palin" and "chest" in the thread title...This won't go well. :lol:
     
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    Saturday Night Live has GOT to be loving the sound of this....
     
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    Palin scares the Dems no doubt - but far too early to say she is the "defacto" nominee.

    Newt has been making inroads within the Republican machine, calling in favors, and reaching out to mend fences.

    The party is, despite off the mark media reports otherwise, getting itself together to enjoy great success in November 2010 and then we shall see...
     
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    There's the problem with the GOP....A career double-dealer neocon weasel turd like Gingich actually makes a dingbat like Palin look like a viable option.
     
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    Why?

    ...we could do worse than Palin.....Obama comes to mind....
     
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    Yes, yes....you are right. Palin scares the HELL out of us Independents. You cons SHOULD run her for CERTAIN. Definite victory for you guys in 2012. And hell, adding Newt as VP, woulc only STRENGTHEN your ticket....so it really ..........sounds like .................a .............plan...

    Sorry....I can't stop laughing....I tried to say it with a straight face. I'm sorry.:lol:
     
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    The Dems have probably been contributing to her 'war chest' in hopes that she'll be the candidate. :lol:
     
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    I know I am ready to donate as soon as she announces her bid!
     

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