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Palin’s fundraising befits presidential campaign

Financial report shows “sophisticated political operation”


 

Analysts are saying that Sarah Palin’s political action committee’s financial report, filed Sunday night, suggests that the former vice-president hopeful has begun preparing for a presidential run. “In short, for the first time since the 2008 campaign when she was the vice-presidential running mate to GOP presidential candidate John McCain, Palin is supported by a political operation befitting someone considering a presidential run,” writes Kenneth Vogel for the U.S. political news site, Politico. SarahPAC, Palin’s action committee, raised $866,000 in the second quarter of the year—the highest amount yet since Palin created the group in January 2009. SarahPAC also spent more money than ever on list-building and fundraising, donations to candidates, travel costs and speechwriting. Committee’s like SarahPAC are often created by presidential hopefuls to drum up support before officially declaring their candidacies. Palin’s Republican rivals, including Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, all boast their own committees. For Palin, it is a new approach (her previous tactics included sporadic Facebook and Twitter posts) and demonstrates her commitment to build a sophisticated nomination strategy.

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Palin’s fundraising befits presidential campaign

  1. She is only George W Bush with lipstick and high heels only dumber. All we need is another born again taking instructions from sic "Gawd" as a pretext to invade any Country particularly those that refuse free access to their fossil fuels.

  2. The Dems must be rubbing their hands in glee. She has already created a schism between moderate Republicans and the Tea Party fringe that will split their vote in many districts.

    • I'm not certain that the Dems are rubbing their hands right now except in despair.

      November will tell. There are a number of candidates that Palin has backed who are running in tough areas. If they manage to pull some surprise wins away in blue states then the story will change quite quickly.

      Derek

      • But are they candidates that will turn out the moderate Republican vote in those districts?

  3. I hope she runs and wins, it would have the liberals in the US and here in Canada howling at the moon. Could she really do any worse than obama,i don't think anyone could do a worse job than that guy,that a hole is destroying a once great nation with Canadian style liberal rule,the only reason i care if they go down the tubes is they'll have no money to buy our oil and gas.But we can start building the pipe lines to the west coast right now as a back up plan and why not start sucking up to the worlds next great super power,maybe China will protect us, once obama is done screwing up the US they won't be able to anylonger,surelly that would make all those US hating liberals and dippers happy, wouldn't it.

    • you are misinformed and an idiot

  4. Sarah Palin would make an excellent President. She has a proven track record as a leader who kept the best interests of the people of Alaska at heart. She is smarter and more qualified than the current President in many ways, first and foremost – she's a rational adult.

    The infotainment media has been effective at diminishing her excellent executive qualities, but eventually voters will tire of the media's fun and will look for someone who can put America on the right track again – and Sarah Palin is the right person for the job.

    • Voters and the media will never tire of the 'fun', she tends to provide it on a regular basis. I think you should be careful of what you wish for, Sarah Palin isn't the answer. She's way to divisive and has shown she will say or do anything to slag her opponents. She's not the rational adult you claim she is.

  5. Sarah Palin would be an excellent President/. All other would be's are 'palin' in comparison.