Sarah was the best thing they had 4 years ago and is still the best thing they got. They better come to grips with this quick or suffer the consequences.
I truly believe no matter where Sarah would be placed in the speaking rotation, she would be an absolute hit with the entire audience, I have never seen a Palin speech that was not accepted in this fashion. Should she be the keynote speaker? Absolutely, however we all know that is not about to happen for many reasons. Would she be the best received speaker? You can take it to the bank, so it does not matter what pecking order is designed.
If the GOPe knows what is best for them and wants victory in November, they had best invite Gov. Palin to speak at the convention as she reflects everything that the GOP has stood for since it's inception as a major political party.
In typical fashion the GOP establishment is taking steps that will kill any positive voter momentum that exist, and that will be the ball game.
They are their own worst enemies. Utter fools. Do they really believe they can win without the active enthusiastic support of conservatives? My God how stupid can they really be...
Wow , with all the great conservatives available to speak they come out with this lame assed line up? Other than Rand I wouldn't walk a block to listen to any of these losers.
The GOP is run by stupid old fools.. unbelievable ..
If Sarah speaks, there will be interest & excitement. If she doesn't speak, there will be boredom & somnolence. The Republicans will make the choice & reach their comfort level.
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I don't think it bothers Governor Palin that much by not speaking at this years convention. The question is, why does it bother you all so much ?
"It didn't work out last time".......pardon me Mr Priebus, after Palin's speech McCain's poll numbers went way up.
It doesn't matter "when" you have it, it's the inspiration and the "fire" the base has once completed, and I think "last time" worked out really well.
I'm pretty sure he was answering Greta's question on the repub or dem convention going 1st and 2nd. Last yr repub's went last that's what he was talking about not working.
But the dems won! Though Palin fired up the people it still wasn't enough to WIN-and it is all about winning isn't it? Getting close doesn't count! Besides, Priebus was talking about being first or second in holding the convention he didn't slight Palin like you suggest.
Still beating the anti-Palin drum.
Anyone with a quorum of neurons that actually connect knows McCain and his feckless team were the weak part of the ticket.
You know that if it wasn't for Palin, McCain would have lost by a landslide. Conventions are to fire up the base, and in 2008 Palin certainly did that....am I wrong?
The 2008 Romney fans are the majority of those who stayed home back then. So it's no wonder they're upset at Palin. She almost won it despite McCain. Also, because of the media's attacks, they're relentless in blaming Palin as if the media won't try and do the same thing to Romney.
It's been pointed out to the anti-Palin folks about a million times, but they act like it's never been said anywhere.
The GOP did not win because they (rather the media) nominated the feckless RINO, the easiest of all to defeat John McCain. They have fallen all over themselves to repeat history by nominating the "bride groom on a wedding cake" Mittens Romney, Obama's preferred opponent this time around.
I love Sarah Palin. She excites and motivates the base. However, I think it's time to not live with the politics of the past. Let's give up and coming Republicans a chance to shine, we need new and fresh faces at our convention.
How is she "politics of the past?" I mean, other than Obama's stupid declarations about Republican policies.
we are getting those up and coming because of her endorsements, who does the gop endorse but more rino's like them. sarah she does well on the endorsements, granted a few did not turn out, but she tries to get us conservatives. 2008 she ran with mc cain, he is speaking, i would think she would be also. she does much for the party.
Romney is the politics of the future? LOL! Most of the those so-called fresh faces owe their success to Sarah Palin.
Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Scott Walker are the fresh faces I'm speaking of. I agree, John McCain is not someone whom I would have invited to speak at the convention, after all, he's the one who gave us Obama with his lousy campaign. We need to give them a chance to shine. Chris Christie is great and I think deserves the key note speaking spot, he will for sure give a firey speech and motivate the base. We need Palin to clean up the Senate and House for us and bring in new regular faces, she's great at what she's doing now.
The names you listed (with the exception of Christi) would be UNKNOWN TO YOU if it were not for Gov. Sarah Palin. All Christi has going for him is 400 lbs of blubber and a mouth to match. Ruling by threats does not make one great----look at obama! So Romney is now paying surrogates to shrill for him, just like obama?
Oh my I didn't hear that.....did Krispy Kreme really say he was considering a run for 2016? Gee what a loyal guy, that says so much about him. wow
Every time I see that phrase, "she should stick to what she's doing" I have to laugh.
When has any successful person needed to be told what to do?
Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, and Kelly Ayotte owe their success to Governor Palin. Chrispy Kreme is a loud-mouthed boor who bad-mouthed Sarah Palin at the first opportunity on Jimmy Fallon's show and has announced his interest in the presidency in 2016. WTF?
Sarah Palin was the ONLY Republican of stature to go into the bitter winter winds of Madison Wisconsin to support Scott Walker. She almost single-handedly brought the House under Republican control in 2010. Where was Mittens but hiding behind her skirts? If you think we will stand by and let the RINOs use Palin without respect and recognition yet hope to get our votes, you are sadly mistaken.
The Governor should invite DeMint, West, Scott Walker, Cain, Perry, Santorum, Paul, Bachmann, Huntsman, Gingrich, Brewer... to breakfast at her place down in Tampa.
My friend, you have an evil mind! I love your suggestion!
What to guess who else will show up for breakfast with Palin and company? About 2/3 of the delegates will crash the breakfast party! lol.
The space she's renting at ChannelSide Mall is 9,000 square feet, so there's plenty of room!
From his pause and body language I am beginning to think they are not going to invite Sarah to Speak.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's most bitter rival for his party's nomination has agreed to speak at the nominating convention in Tampa, Florida, later this month.
Rick Santorum, the former presidential candidate who lobbed harsh criticism at Romney during some bitter primary contests, will join a host of other big-name Republicans as headline speakers, according to Republican sources.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will also speak at the convention, along with Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Tea Party hero and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Paul spent much of the year campaigning against Romney on behalf of his father, Texas Congressman Ron Paul.
Details about when the speakers will take the stage have not been released.
Rick Santorum is and was a big government K-street RINO who appealed to the holier-than-thou evangelicals to advance his own career. I am sick of those that wear their faith on their sleeve as if a badge to indicate they are better than you and me. They are antithetical to our Lord's admonition.
"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."
"Rick Santorum is and was a big government K-street RINO"
BS meter is pegged. This is such an overused, long-discredited "talking point" of the Perry/Romney/Newt camps that just dragging it out again is pathetic.
Most former congressmen take jobs doing lobbying work. Doesn't mean squat.
Discredited because it was DISCREDITED. Has jack to do with me.
Your words on the "it must be OK" thing, not mine.
But trying the moral equivalence BS is the province of the left.
O0o0O0oO! He did some lobbying. Therefore = Massive Statist! Pant, pant, puff, puff!
Moral relevance arguments are pathetic. Don't go there.
Discredited because you say so? They all do it so it must be OK? It's the denial and hypocrisy which is at issue.
"Santorum’s communications director recently told the Washington Post that “Rick Santorum fought to destroy the good old boy network in Washington.” As an electoral strategy, of course, it makes sense for the former Senator to present himself as a Washington outsider and a paragon of personal ethics. But such claims of moral rectitude strain credulity. Santorum made a career polishing DC’s corrupt revolving door—only to walk through it himself at the first opportunity."
He earned it. So did Newt and few others. I'm glad Newt declined though. His major function was driving the debate on policy. You don't do that at the convention.
Rick would probably do a very good job of showing how conservatives can support the Romney campaign. So would Palin. Romney really does need that from them.
i don't mind , fallon, rand, rick, kasich, martinez, haley i guess is alright she did stick up for sarah tonite. they got a ways to go still.
if they give me, palin, west, i will be happy