User Tag List

123 Last

Results 1 to 10 of 47

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    INxJ
    Posts
    3,917

    Default 2012: Palin for President

    Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has formed a political action committee that bills itself as an advocate of “energy independence” and could be helpful if she decides to run for president in 2012.

    SarahPAC will “make it possible for Governor Palin to continue to be a strong voice for energy independence and reform,” according to its Web site. The PAC will support candidates who “share Governor Palin’s ideas and goals.”

    The Republican governor is the fourth unsuccessful 2008 candidate in her party to form a political action committee after Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and the person who put her on the national ticket, John McCain. Palin, mentioned as a potential presidential candidate in 2012, can use her new PAC to travel around the country, campaign for other Republicans and donate to campaigns.

    Romney’s PAC made $239,716 in contributions after he withdrew from the presidential race, while Huckabee’s PAC donated $35,794. After McCain lost to Barack Obama, he announced the formation of his own PAC, Country First.

    Palin energized the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, after presidential nominee McCain chose her to run for vice president as the first woman to run on the Republican ticket. She failed to win over most female voters and her popularity waned, polls showed. Sixty percent of those questioned said she wasn’t qualified to be president, CNN reported after the election based on exit polls.

    Bloomberg.com: Worldwide

    Republicans, would you vote for Palin?

  2. #2
    Senior Member Jeremy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    9w1
    Posts
    426

    Default

    I hope this country is smart enough to not vote for her. I don't want someone that far on the right dictating how I should live my life.
    "Can you set me free from this dark inner world? Save me now, last beats in the soul.."

    Fonewearl and proud of it!

    I (85%) - N (80%) - F (35%) - P (90%)
    O: 94% C: 18% E: 21% A: 94% N: 38%
    9w1 (SP, SX, SO)
    (9, 5, 4)
    RCUAI (Primary Calm)

  3. #3
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    5w6 sp/sx
    Socionics
    ILE
    Posts
    11,925

    Default

    Wow, the Mayans were right.

  4. #4
    Senior Member FantailedWall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    ENfP
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    IEI
    Posts
    248

    Default

    I'm not Republican (nor...American, for that matter) but the optimist in me refuses to believe progress could take such a giant step backwards by voting someone with her skewed values into power.

  5. #5
    Habitual Fi LineStepper JocktheMotie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    8,193

    Default

    No I wouldn't. I couldn't take McCain seriously after her selection as VP candidate. As it is, the Republican party needs to start divorcing itself from the religious right and start embracing some traditionally liberal social attitudes, in terms of personal rights and freedoms.

    I'm almost ashamed to consider myself a conservative because you get lumped in with the Bible thumpers.



  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    681

    Default

    Good, let her run, I hope she gets nominated as the republican candidate, then the democrats will win.

  7. #7
    Senior Member FantailedWall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    ENfP
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    IEI
    Posts
    248

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Didums View Post
    Good, let her run, I hope she gets nominated as the republican candidate, then the democrats will win.
    I would (with great gusto) proclaim "Hear, hear!" - except, realistically, the Democrats don't always get it right either. It's naive to proclaim so.
    Whilst I'll probably always remain firmly 'Liberal' with my political views (which generally coincides with the Democrats way of running things) - it does not hurt to have options.

    Therefore - please, no Palin.

    EDIT: Yes. I am, in fact, Australian. Therefore - feel free to ignore me

  8. #8
    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    Yin
    Enneagram
    One sx/sp
    Posts
    13,911

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Didums View Post
    Good, let her run, I hope she gets nominated as the republican candidate, then the democrats will win.
    Indeed. She was a flash in the pan. How on earth will she have strength in 4 years? Ask that as you consider how extremely narrow her appeal is. At best, she represents half of a part that represents half of the country (that's definitely at best).
    Go to sleep, iguana.


    _________________________________
    INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp.
    Live and let live will just amount to might makes right

  9. #9
    Senior Member Typology's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    epyT
    Enneagram
    ...
    Posts
    167

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    Wow, the Mayans were right.
    Nice.
    Only after disaster can we be resurrected.

  10. #10
    veteran attention whore Jeffster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    MBTI
    ESFP
    Enneagram
    7w6 sx
    Socionics
    SEE Fi
    Posts
    6,727

    Default

    I'd definitely vote for her over Obama, sure.
    Jeffster Illustrates the Artisan Temperament <---- click here

    "I like the sigs with quotes in them from other forum members." -- Oberon

    The SP Spazz Youtube Channel

Similar Threads

  1. Roseanne Barr is running for president...
    By xisnotx in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-10-2012, 01:32 AM
  2. Would you vote to re-elect Barack Obama for president?
    By A window to the soul in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: 11-20-2011, 11:48 PM
  3. Palin for president in 2012?
    By Usehername in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 11-09-2008, 09:26 AM
  4. Palin As President
    By scantilyclad in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 131
    Last Post: 10-27-2008, 01:14 PM
  5. The psychology of choice for President
    By LostInNerSpace in forum General Psychology
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 08-01-2008, 07:04 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO