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  •  Of course she'll be... (1+ / 0-)

    not inviting her would only make her more likely to get the nod.

    A real political debate? She's had to endure the one with Biden...remember how hilarious? All the winking? Can I call you Joe?

    •  Why would not inviting her make her (0+ / 0-)

      more likely to get the nod?  That assumes that her favorability ratings among Republicans are predictive of how they'll vote in the primaries.  I don't think that's necessarily safe to assume.

      Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

      by fou on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 10:49:08 AM PST

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      •  Because it lets her (1+ / 0-)
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        off the hook. Then she can rail against the exclusion, with prepared notes all the way up to her elbow.

        •  Remember (0+ / 0-)

          Palin needs more than just popular sentiment to win the nomination.  She also needs the Party machinery behind her, and she'll never get it.  Tea Partiers may like Palin, but they won't care if the establishment doesn't pick her (which they won't).  All they care about is electing a white President to restore America's "honor".  I really don't think they care who that person is, so long as that person is reasonably credible.

          Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

          by fou on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 10:54:25 AM PST

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          •  Oh I... (0+ / 0-)

            don't know...in 2010 the party machinery for the most part fell in line behind the Tea Party that the primary voters sent their way over their handpicked candidates.

            I know some feral Palinites who will feel whatever she commands. If she tweets to demonize Romney or Gingrich or Huckabee, they stand ready to.

            •  Well ... (0+ / 0-)

              in 2010 the party machinery for the most part fell in line behind the Tea Party

              But it didn't necessarily ...  I think it co-opted the Tea Party.  In a few cases, it had no choice but to fall behind the Tea Party, but I think the Republican establishment will be more resolute about a Presidential election.  They have a greater ability to control who gets to be their nominee in part because only one person can run for President.

              I know some feral Palinites who will feel whatever she commands. If she tweets to demonize Romney or Gingrich or Huckabee, they stand ready to.

              Feral Palinites!  Hilarious!  As for her tweets, I prefer to call them queefs.

              Oba-MA bumaye! Oba-MA bumaye!

              by fou on Thu Nov 11, 2010 at 11:01:27 AM PST

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