Saturday, September 3, 2011

GOP Candidates Turn on One Another As Sarah Palin Waits



Sarah Palin is brilliant. As the GOP presidential candidates are attacking on one another, Sarah Palin can sit back and watch them implode. In fact, Palin's experience in 2008 on a presidential ticket with McCain gave her valuable insight how the election process work. In 2008, both political parties went on attack mode criticizing their opponents during the primaries. From that experience, Sarah Palin will wait for the right opportune time to jump in as a new refresh candidate. When Palin was selected as McCain's VP, she revived his lackluster campaign. Although, it was a tad late to stop Obama, Palin maintains the dream of the American people for a female president. Also, Palin continues to put fear to the media and the Washington elitist because she represent the real hope and change.

(NY TIMES) INDIANOLA, Iowa — Gov. Rick Perry is privately being coached to come across as more presidential — cautious in his comments, deliberate in defending his Texas record — while building on his fast start by trying to consolidate support across the Republican spectrum, from the Tea Party and evangelicals to the party establishment.

Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is steeling for a long and combative fight for the Republican nomination, dropping his front-runner’s strategy and preparing to confront Mr. Perry on immigration, his quarter-century in government and his claims of creating jobs in Texas.

Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is working to shatter the notion that the race is becoming a two-person contest, scaling back her campaign appearances to study Mr. Perry’s spending record in Texas in an effort to raise skepticism about his candidacy among Tea Party supporters.

The Republican field is entering a pivotal stage in the nominating contest as candidates increasingly move beyond criticizing President Obama and start to run against one another.

The outcome of three debates in the next three weeks — starting Wednesday night, the first time Mr. Perry, Mr. Romney and Mrs. Bachmann will face one another — will influence fund-raising, shape strategy and set perceptions as the candidates hurtle toward the start of voting early next year.

Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is working to shatter the notion that the race is becoming a two-person contest, scaling back her campaign appearances to study Mr. Perry’s spending record in Texas in an effort to raise skepticism about his candidacy among Tea Party supporters.

The Republican field is entering a pivotal stage in the nominating contest as candidates increasingly move beyond criticizing President Obama and start to run against one another.

The outcome of three debates in the next three weeks — starting Wednesday night, the first time Mr. Perry, Mr. Romney and Mrs. Bachmann will face one another — will influence fund-raising, shape strategy and set perceptions as the candidates hurtle toward the start of voting early next year.

“Our challenge is not just to replace Obama in 2012,” Ms. Palin said. “But the real challenge is who and what we will replace him with?”