Mitt Romney Needs Sarah Palin if He Wants to Win

mitt romneyThe Republican National Convention is next month in Tampa, but Sarah Palin admits that she's yet to receive an invitation. The polarizing political pundit told Newsweek that she understands why she might not be wanted at the RNC -- she's called out both sides for their absurd spending, which may have ruffled a few too many G.O.P. feathers. It's Mitt's party, and he can invite who he wants to, mostly, but if he knows what's good for him, he'll ask Ms. Palin to join him at the big dance.

He needs her, after all. Especially after this bit of news:

Democratic strategist Paul Begala says that the presidential election will be decided by fewer than one million votes. His column for Newsweek suggests that 916,643 people in six swing states will be responsible for choosing the next leader of the free world.

So Mitt? Now's not the time to kick Sarah to the curb. You should send her an engraved invitation (it's what she's waiting for, after all), a bouquet of daisies (they say I like you, but not like that), and a plane ticket to Tampa (economy, because of course).

The two aren't really buddy-buddy, Palin's Romney endorsements have been causal at best, and while Romney might be afraid that getting too close to Palin might damage his just-right-of-center image, he'll need Palin's Tea Party supporters like none other, if, in fact, Begala is correct. Every vote counts.

Neither Romney nor Obama can afford to turn their back on any potential voters if the race is going to be this close. If Mitt knows what's good for him, he'll give Palin a chance to speak at the RNC. The Tea Partiers haven't necessarily embraced Romney as a candidate, but if he can get Palin on his side, their reluctant votes could mean the difference between slumping back to Massachusetts or moving into the White House.

Do you think Mitt needs Palin?

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nonmember avatar kevobx

Survey said, women are smarter than men, what does that really mean? *Jeremiah 31:22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.

calim... calimom73

I don't think he needs her because I don't see her supporters voting for Obama even if they feel dissed my Romney.  I'm sure that's what he's thinking.  I also don't think it would hurt him to extend her an invite though. 

Willie Soma

What's the dill here? Its got be a conspiracy against the teabaggers! First President Obama refuses to call Sarah and THEN he refuses to call Bristol and they are STILL waiting by the phone. Not even Glen Rice will call. And now this??? What a slap in the face!

Brandt Hardin

Palin is the ultimate political strip-tease, thrusting and rubbing her self all over a White House column. The dollars rain down and she gives them another sneak peek at what’s under that dress. See just how nasty America’s Top MILF will get for the cash at

right... rightside

He doesn't need her - Tea Partiers aren't going to vote for Obama and they aren't going to stay home.  Romney will get their vote regardless of Palin's attendance.

Willie Soma

I'm deeply saddened that Mitt didn't send Sarah an invitation. I was so looking forward to watching her light her hair on fire.

Flori... Floridamom96

The best thing Mitt Romney could do is listen to the political advice of his opponent's supporter.


I think we need every vote we can get to make sure who's in there now isn't in there on January 20th.

Procr... Procrastamom

Mitt is jealous of Sarah Palin.  John McCain vetted Romney back in 2008 for VP.  He looked at 20 years of Mitt's tax returns and then he chose Sarah.  Hmm, wonder what could be in must be really bad to have been sidelined in favour of Miss Alaska.  JAFE - I think you're absolutely right about needing every vote you can get.  It's been really, really interesting lately from this observer's POV.

carole76 carole76

I like Sarah, she would be a great addition to his team. Not crazy over Mitt, but lesser of the two evils

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