Romney: Palin would be a ‘great’ President

Mitt Romney claims he isn’t sure if he’ll run for President in 2012, but he knows someone else that would do a “great” job: Sarah Palin

Republican Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has said that Sarah Palin would make a great president of the United States.Mitt Romney claims he isn’t sure if he’ll run for President in 2012, but he knows someone else that would do a “great” job: Sarah Palin.

“I believe she is an extraordinarily powerful and effective voice in our party, that she has generated a great deal of support and attention, that she’d be great in a primary process,” he said of the former vice-presidential nominee and Tea Party darling.

He added: “She’d bring attention to the process, and frankly, the more people we have on the stage in those debates talking about different ideas and different approaches, the better.” (ANI)

Some read more into this statement…

Romney knows just by reading recent history that tea party or non-mainstream candidates can make it harder for Republicans to defeat Democrats. Had Sharron Angle or Christine O’Donnell not won their primaries over mainstream candidates, the Senate may well be under GOP control right now.

Romney’s move is shrewd on other levels as well. Palin running makes his race easier to win. It also makes him come across as agreeable to seeing more competition in a primary. When it gets down to policy debates in front of a nationally televised audience, Romney will make Huckabee and Palin look foolish by comparison. What do think? Is Romney’s strategy going to work?

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36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. meowser
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 10:08:29

    How can she be a good president when she thinks
    the people who vote against are her enemies? How
    can she be a good president when she hates the
    majority of the US population? Never mind the
    fact she is working with a low IQ, zero self awareness,
    pride, sloth, envy, etc, etc… I don’t want some crude,
    snarky biotch as president. Male or female. I survived
    Bush, barely.


    • AFM
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 13:35:13

      LOL, all excellent points. She’ll never be president. What we all must worry about is some idiot making her a VP. She is so ambitious I would be worried she might find a way to knock the president off.


  2. Gindy52
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 10:19:02

    Don’t worry, Mitt will flip flop on this opinion just like he does everything else. Just give him time.


  3. Martha
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 10:25:13

    His Mormon magic underwear is on fire!!…………lol


    • AFM
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 13:37:20

      Him being a mormom and the healthcare plan he got for his state will do him in. I hate to say it I don’t think republicans have any good people yet. Unless they come out strong against the tea party.


    • lisa
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 21:39:36

      What is it with the underwear?


      • Martha
        Feb 04, 2011 @ 14:31:37

        A Temple garment (also referred to as garments, or Mormon underwear)[1] is a type of underwear worn by members of some denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement, after they have taken part in the Endowment ceremony. Garments are worn both day and night and are required for any previously endowed adult to enter a church temple.[2] The undergarments are viewed as a symbolic reminder of the sacred covenants made in temple ceremonies, and are viewed as an either symbolic or literal source of protection from the evils of the world.[3]
        The garment is given as part of the washing and anointing portion of the endowment. Today, the temple garment is worn primarily by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and by members of some Mormon fundamentalist churches. Adherents consider them to be sacred and not suitable for public display. Anti-Mormon activists have occasionally publicly displayed or defaced temple garments to show their opposition to the LDS Church.
        To members of the LDS Church, the temple garment represents the sacred and personal aspects of their relationship with God. Indeed, in the view of former Church President Joseph F. Smith, the garment was to be held as “the most sacred of all things in the world, next to their own virtue, next to their own purity of life”.

      • AFM
        Feb 05, 2011 @ 15:57:33

        Well he never seem to have a problem getting the pants off. He has several kids.

  4. Scarsdale
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 10:26:48

    He knows he WILL be running, he has been making trips overseas and visiting the primary states already. Palin on stage, giving opinions? Surely he jests? Palin only speaks when she gets paid. The only organization I can see her president of is “The Liars Club”


    • AFM
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 13:38:14

      Mitt is a member of the same club.


    • Martha
      Feb 06, 2011 @ 15:25:23

      While I think that it’s ridiculous to believe that this underwear has the ability to protect a person from evil (It makes about as much sense as wearing crosses or garlic to ward off vampires) and absurd that it would be a requirement to wear these “garments” to enter the church, I have always wondered how they could discern if their members were wearing it ?

      Do they have a peek-a-boo before they let them in?


  5. Enjay in E MT
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 10:41:57

    I believe the GOP is going to be looking for a sacrificial candidate for 2012 – one that can “ignite the base” (Palin for money) along with a more center/moderate (more money) on the ticket to appeal to the middle. Obviously, the GOP has some financial holes that need filling and will concentrate on Senate & House seats for control.

    The GOP needs to re-build and decide how long they are going to remain in exile with the far Right dictating agenda – or move toward the center establishing a more moderate base.

    Mitt will save his PAC funds, build more foreign creds and run in 2016 when Obama leaves Office.


    • Syrin
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:46:36

      Thank you for your service and that of your husband! My daughter is currently in Afghanistan.

      You definitely hit upon something there! I will consider it a viable option to things to come. Some of us were thinking that Palin in an attempt to curtail having to give up all that cash flowing into her PAC to be president. She’ll postpone her bid for the WH at the 11th hour– until 2016. Another 4 years of raking in the cashola cause she’s gonna be president someday! Things will start unfolding here very soon. I’m hope it’s as simple as the world is just over saturated with Sarah Palin and natural death occurs! Am I asking for too much?


  6. Diane
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 12:24:33

    I think the smart republicans know that they will have an uphill battle in ’12.
    And who want to deal with the crazy tea party?
    The smart candidates will wait till ’16.

    and what will happen when palin and bachmann both try and run?
    Can’t wait to see how that plays out!


  7. WakeUpAmerica
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 13:42:15

    What makes Romney think that Palin would engage in an actual debate? She can’t afford to debate because the stupid would come flying out of her mouth and secrete from her pores. There would be a biohazard catastrophe right there on stage.


    • Syrin
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:36:38

      Thats so true..
      Question… Why would any of these people (candidates and politicians) willfully protect Sarah’s stupity and ignorance from being fully revealed? It seems like what has been going on since she’s entered public life. They have to see and hear what I see and hear! Right? Is she that persuasive to fool even those who really know?


      • WakeUpAmerica
        Feb 03, 2011 @ 17:01:48

        Nobody wants to be that first person to step forward and talk about the naked elephant in the room. They are afraid of the Beckerhead, Limburger, Hannity-the-Manitee blow back.

  8. Another housewife
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 14:02:04

    He just lost my vote if he gets the R nomination. He’s have been better saying that he’d support the will of the people.


    • AFM
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 14:51:26

      I’m so sick about hearing the “will of the people”. The “will of the people” voted 53% or alittle more for President Obama why are the republican tea party keep saying he wasn’t made president of the will of the people. Enough with the term. I’m sick of it.


    • Syrin
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:28:01

      I have to say I agree. Do you think there is anything in the idea that this is some type of political strategy?


      • AFM
        Feb 03, 2011 @ 17:25:41

        Honestly until the republicans come to terms with the crazies in there party the country as a whole will get nowhere. I believe in a 2 party system. The sad thing is you got tea party people and some southern republicans saying that their mission is to make Obama a one term president. In trying to do that nothing is getting done. I mean these people think “comprise” is a bad word. Since when is it all on the democrats side to comprise. McConnell said the other day that he was will to comprise with the president as long as he agreed with him. I don’t understand that Obama won with a 53% or a little more “will of the people”. That tells you that the will of the people wanted things more liberal. What did Obama do? He caved in. Now I don’t mind comprise but it should be a two way street. You are a republican if democrats kept saying No all the time we would never get anything done. Comprise is the back bone of this country. This is no way for intelligent people to act. We seem to be heading backwards to the 20s. I want us to move forward. We have to move for our kids. This trickle down didn’t work. They keep saying give tax breaks to the corporations. So they did and what do they do? Outsource jobs. Now the democrats are in bed with corporations to. But not as much as the republicans. The republicans have ruined the justice system. Bush politized it. They fired AG in the different states that would not play ball. If there is a hell I pray Rove will be there. He like Palin has hurt alot of people even in their own party.

  9. Just_a_Mote
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 14:28:56

    I expect to see a lot more pandering to her base. What’s a GOP hopeful to do.


    • AFM
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 14:54:15

      Well until the republican party stands up to the Palins and Bachmanns in their party along with the tea party and move back to the right of center your going to have a hard time winning the white house back in the short run. Sorry to tell you that.


      • jmdarby
        Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:06:59

        Don’t be sorry, I voted for Obama. I’m left of center. By GOP hopefuls I meant those pining for the GOP nomination.

      • AFM
        Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:28:59

        JMDARBY, I voted for Obama. I have a feeling though he turned out to be a blue dog democratic. But I will vote for him again. The thought of Palin or a Bachman scares me to death.

    • Syrin
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:09:11

      I agree! But, I still can’t get over the fact that in my mind that ‘whackadoodle’ should NOT even be there!


  10. Syrin
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:22:33

    There is nothing of real value or virture in Sarah’s politics, Sarah’s religion or Sarah’s family life. Grant it, sometime we vote people into a position and they reveal those dark traits. She’s already shown her true colors of ignorance and devisivness, no loyality and no self control!! Knowing that why would anyone or any group even talk about this woman as the president of these united states?!? Hey, I thought I was gonna give myself a break! Lol! 🙂


    • AFM
      Feb 03, 2011 @ 15:37:21

      Your right on point. You know must republicans don’t like Obama but I think if there is a god (I believe there is) he put Obama in the right place at the right time. I just can’t amagine a President McCain or Palin. They would pull the trigger so fast the whole world would be in the middle of war. Even if you don’t like President Obama everyone can admit he is a calm, collect person who doesn’t fly off the handle so easy. I mean day in and day out the some of the republicans say things that they know better that isn’t true. What other network except for Fox News does a 24/7 hate fest on one person. He still standing up and keeps on doing what 53% of the people voted for. I didn’t like President Bush but I never ever wished him dead. I was thrilled to see him retired and gone home. I like his daddy. But Bush left this country in bad shape. But he is gone and the MSM gave him a pass when it came to Iraq war. As a retired military wife I think he should of gone to jail. The MSM and congress did not do their job.


  11. Kevin
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 21:49:00

    Until I saw this, I hadn’t heard of Romney’s comment. I’ve read the comments here. I don’t see any explanation. Last I heard Palin was sinking in the polls, and last I heard Romney wasn’t crazy. What need was there for him to say that? When a candidate’s pandering is not only shameless but stupid, he’s shooting himself somewhere higher than his foot.


    • Cheryl
      Feb 04, 2011 @ 07:58:46

      Kevin, I saw a poll recently which stated that if palin didn’t win the primaries, her base will not vote at all. It’s possible Romney is going after her base by sucking up to them.


    • Syrin
      Feb 04, 2011 @ 08:38:01

      I agree Romney really had no need to invoke Palin’s name.. The definition or excuse is given in the last paragraph.

      Palin running makes his race easier to win. It also makes him come across as agreeable to seeing more competition in a primary. When it gets down to policy debates in front of a nationally televised audience, Romney will make Huckabee and Palin look foolish by comparison.


  12. Sarah Palin has a serpent's heart
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 07:40:25

    Isn’t Steve Schmidt McCain’s former campaign manager working for Mitt now?


    • Syrin
      Feb 04, 2011 @ 08:48:03

      Steve Schmidt is who leaked to reporters where Sarah Palin was called all manner of names. … Palin a “diva” and calling her a “whack job” also is where rogue and “diva” came from..

      He should have some insight to Palin as a candidate. It’s NOT like she
      become more competent or intelligent, she hasn’t gotten smarter!!! Maybe this is a workable strategy?


      • AFM
        Feb 04, 2011 @ 13:48:37

        To be honest I don’t think Mitt has a chance to win. He is a flip flopper. You can’t tell me in one year after being a moderate republican governor he switched and become a right, right of center republican. Listen I can’t stand any politician that changes that fast. I can see if you evolve. I don’t believe he is that conservative on issues. It’s to bad he won’t run as what he really is a moderate republican who makes sense. Oh his religion is a stopper here in the south. I’m telling you he isn’t going to make it. I wouldn’t vote for Huckabee because he is a preacher. I don’t want a preacher as president.

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