January 9th, 2010
05:14 PM ET
soundoff (303 Responses)
  1. Scott Stodden

    I feel that Ms Palin is just as inexperienced as President Obama is, she just wouldn't be a good thing for America at all, she has no clue what she's talking about. I love her as a person but as a leader no, I so wish everyday that passes with President Obama as president that Hillary was our President.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    January 9, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. Indy

    Palin can do what ever she wants, but Ameicans are not stupid like she thinks. No matter what she does Americans would stand very strong in record numbers to make sure she never got close to the Whitehouse as a VP or President. The world would also rally together to do anything to make sure she never got elected. She very well could be a likeable person with ideas that some like but in reality there is no way in the world she could ever be seriously considered to make a VP or President.Bottom line is Americans will stand very tall to protect the country and they would have to make sure there was no way she could win an election.Having said all of that it would be a very slim chance that a Republican would win the Whitehouse anytime soon. You cannot destroy your own country, and others for 8 years and continue on an anti American assault on every person including the President and expect any respect.The only thing to fear with Palin is that she takes a serious focus away from Republicans and makes them look inept at finding a leader.

    January 9, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  3. Patrick Fuchs

    Neither of these individuals would be able to answer questions put to them by a person who actually understands U.S. history. Paul is a sort of 'Scientologist' of the political realm, and Palin is an empty headed middle America mother who in the past avoids making direct answers (because she cannot string an intelligent thought together).

    January 9, 2010 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  4. Donkey Party

    Palin, spearheading the charge of the low IQ brigade. The Americans that support this imbecile are giving aid and comfort to our enemies in the form of showing weakness (your blissful stupidity) to them.

    January 9, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  5. Future expat

    Dr. Paul hit the nail on the head with his observation that Palin is getting PAID to talk to the Teabaggers

    January 9, 2010 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  6. Michael Fallai

    Anybody who thinks Palin would be just as good a president as Obama is seriously out of touch with reality.

    Scott Stodden, you can't possibly be serious.

    January 9, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  7. Inexperience

    Obama and Sarah are cut from the same cloth. No experience, no leadership skills, nothing more than an image created by a marketing team and the media. Neither were or are really qualified to be president.

    January 9, 2010 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  8. Matthew

    Ron is such a wise honest man.

    At the very least I'd hope American's listen to him about the third party issue. We must change our system to allow third parties to enter the race fairly, so the voices of all Americans can be heard.

    Keep working for for change and do as much as you can, the next few years are critical for America and what is was meant to be for the whole world.

    January 9, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  9. Tammy

    She is not leader material. She can't think, she can't speak, she has no knowledge, no intelligence. What part of all that don't her fans understand?!

    January 9, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Matt

    Ron Paul is just about the only person in the GOP with a modicum of integrity. Its too bad all the looney right wingers have hijacked the original limited government movement he started last election cycle. It would be nice to have a viable opposition party against the democrats that isnt filled with zealot right wingers bent on enforcing christian morals (and immorals) by law.

    January 9, 2010 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  11. Kris

    Why do we give this Puzzled woman a mouth piece?

    January 9, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. Mad Matt

    After Senator Paul Wellstone died the democrats shot themselves in the foot over their enthusiasm about recruiting former Vice President Mondale to replace him. The republicans and the tea baggers are going to do the same thing as they see their chances of taking the house and senate improving.
    The more Sarah Palin and Michael Steele are in the news the more secure the democrats are.

    January 9, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  13. jerseylou

    What power play,she has no power it's the people behind her pulling her strings and using her as a distraction that has the power. Follow the paper trail and you will find out who's behind this puppet.

    January 9, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  14. ib

    Paul is still mad that he is not president but I do think he or anyone else including Palin would be a better president than the one we have now. No clue Obama is what we now have.

    January 9, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  15. Jay

    Yes, Sarah's going to the Tea Party Convention, not because of politics, but because she actually thinks they're going to be serving tea on red, white and blue tablecloths left over from the McCain campaign (I hopeful she'll don her Got 0 Plans party hat for the occasion), and where she will indulge in her favorite tea - a brain laxative that, everyday and everyway, drains her gray matter of all reason. I understand she will also be popping out of a giant box of tea dressed entirely in bullet-riddled wolf skins from wolves that she slaughtered herself from an Alaska State Trooper helicopter. Bon appetit, sister Sarah.

    January 9, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  16. WBN

    Oh, come one! "Power play." When politicians are invited, they will come. They wouldn't speak, write, or serve if large groups of American citizens didn't support them and want them to. At CNN, liberals always "contribute" or "participate" or even "speak out" at the strongest; conservatives "divide" or "make power plays." Please, CNN, before you become totally irrelevant, change your headlines–and, by the way, most of the "facts" in your stories. or, at least, run the stories you bury when they don't fit the liberal agenda.

    January 9, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. catmomtx

    I feel that anyone who puts Sarah Palin in the same category as President Obama is a bigger fool than she is. Being honest with yourself, you and everyone else knows that Palin's credential don't even come close to matching President Obama's. Her education alone.... I mean really five schools and six years to get a degree in Journalism???? Pu-lease......

    Face it people Sarah Palin was thrust upon the American people because Republicans thought women were stupid. They thought women would be stupid enough to vote for her regardless of what she could offer because she was a woman. It is the same with Michael Steele. Republicans thought blacks were stupid enough to think that Michael Steele could somehow match up to President Obama just because he was black. Forget intelligence in either one of them Republicans think that the average American is stupid and gullible enough to vote against their own best interest. Guess what , unfortunately they are right in so many cases. How sad for people like you.

    And don't even believe that Republicans wouldn't have attacked Hillary Clinton the same way they are attacking President Obama. They hate the Clinton's as much as they hate Obama. Republicans don't care about Americans, they don't care about our country. They only care about POWER. They had control over the government for the past eight years and we see what the result has been. They refuse to accept responsibility or hold anyone accountable for what occurred under their watch but insist on holding President Obama accountable for all of Bush's failures. Heck, Republicans are now forgetting the 9/11 attack and other terrorist attacks over the past eight years that occurred under George Bush.

    January 9, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  18. sara

    Palin's Powerplay??? Looks like a money grab to me. Palin just wants to remain in the spotlight to make money. That's it. Let her Run she knows she won't win. She is too polarizing as a political canidate...yeah those tea baggers love her but just as many or more dislike her.

    January 9, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  19. Emmitt Langley

    Good report. It's great to see the mainstream media is now taking the Tea Party idea a little bit seriously rather than just slinging mud at us and trying to downplay our potential impact.

    But the story wasn't really about Palin so I'd say that's either mis-titled or done to get more views.

    January 9, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. Rob in NC

    Sounds like a perfect match to me.

    -Tea Party folks have a one sided narrow view of the world, so does Sarah.
    -The Tea Party is a group of people that are selfish looking out for their own best interest, sounds a lot like Sarah (how many public service jobs has she quit?) to me.
    – The Tea Party loves an America that doesn't exist anymore, and never really did. Sarah lives in her own world.
    -Finally, simple minds seem to go well together. It gives them the chance to call people with legitimate smart opinions elitist.

    January 9, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  21. Selina

    She is smarter than HE by a long shot and more experienced. I only have good wishes for HER

    voted for Hillary

    January 9, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. sharp2

    I think Ron Paul stands for many of the same things Sara Palin stands for and what the Tea Party folks stand for. I don't believe the Tea Party is trying to become a third party. They are folks that are tired of not being listened to by their representatives. I am thankful that Sara Palin is trying to be voice for Americans. I was sick of Bush and now I am scared of Obama policies!

    January 9, 2010 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  23. Chris

    This was false advertising. This clip had almost nothing to do with any "power play" by Sarah Palin. It was about Ron Paul's opinions about the Tea Party, third parties in general and his future presidential aspirations.

    January 9, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  24. andrew s. rostolder

    sarah palin is a pleasure to look at and a horror to listen to... she seems to be the blond who takes the brunt of the jokes but with out the blond hair.... tina fey planted her flag on sarah and seems to have nailed the coffin shut.... stick to moose hunting, the guys will like you better.....

    January 9, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  25. Jin

    Any impartial viewer can tell from her appearances in the media over this last year that this woman is as scattered as Birch in an Alaska forest. The only time she can sound as if she actually has a functioning brain is in a well rehearsed speaking engagement. When she is asked any question of substance she is without the skill to form an answer. She is clearly Repugnican in that she and her writers can rewrite history with some skill. Altogether, her only place in the American scene is in a cult of personality maintained by lies and the uneducated of our country who think she is just (youbetcha) so "real." May the dieties help us if she ever gets near any real power ever again.

    January 9, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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