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Rove says Palin lacks ‘gravitas’ to be president

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Karl Rove says Sarah Palin lacks gravitas needed to be president | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 News

(CNN) - If Sarah Palin is looking for a top political strategist to help navigate the waters of her political future, Karl Rove may not be the guy.

The former top Bush aide says the former Alaska governor has not proven to have the "gravitas" to sit in the Oval Office - and, says Rove, her upcoming reality television show is only going to make things worse.

"With all due candor, appearing on your own reality show on the Discovery Channel, I am not certain how that fits in the American calculus of 'that helps me see you in the Oval Office,'" Rove told London's The Daily Telegraph in an interview published Wednesday night.

The senior GOP strategist, who, like Palin, is a contributor to Fox News, added that one of Palin's comments in the preview of her new show is particularly harmful to future political ambitions.

"I would rather be doing this than in some stuffy old political office!" Palin is seen proclaiming in between scenes of kayaking and dog-sled excursions.

In the words of one of our most famous posters: Be afraid my left wing friends. Be very afraid. ;)
 

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He wants to make sure she doesn't win the nomination for president.
 

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lacks "gravitas" ??? what, so now she isn't fat enough to be POTUS??? :lamo

how much "gravitas" did Obama have in '08??? :shrug:
 

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lacks "gravitas" ??? what, so now she isn't fat enough to be POTUS??? :lamo

how much "gravitas" did Obama have in '08??? :shrug:

I think "gravitas" is a codeword here for IQ.
 

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I think "gravitas" is a codeword here for IQ.
"Gravitas" tends to be code for "I can't really enunciate what I don't like about him/her, so I'll just throw out this fancy Latin term that makes me sound smart and hope that people will fall for it."
 

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I think "gravitas" is a codeword here for IQ.



Karl Rove needs to STFU. He just doesn't want her to run so the GOP can put up another lame assed old white guy. Rove is definitely "old school" and thinks women should be barefoot and pregnant.
 

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Karl Rove needs to STFU. He just doesn't want her to run so the GOP can put up another lame assed old white guy. Rove is definitely "old school" and thinks women should be barefoot and pregnant.

Isn't that basically the same thing Palin thinks? She'd rather be hunting caribou than governing anyway, by her own admission.

I think Rove has the best interest of the Republican party at heart. You'd do well to listen to him, the man is a political genius after all.
 

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"Gravitas" tends to be code for "I can't really enunciate what I don't like about him/her, so I'll just throw out this fancy Latin term that makes me sound smart and hope that people will fall for it."

How is it a fancy Latin word? It means exactly what it sounds like, gravity.

Anyway, Rove doesn't need to use Latin to sound smart. He's the guy who still says "nukular" so as to avoid sounding too smart.

I'm telling you, it's a code word. He's saying Palin is too ditzy to be president.
 
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I remember back in the day the media was mouth foaming about Bush not having the "gravitas", etc etc.... It's an idiotic pseudo-intellectual word.
 

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Karl Rove needs to STFU. He just doesn't want her to run so the GOP can put up another lame assed old white guy. Rove is definitely "old school" and thinks women should be barefoot and pregnant.

Conservatives, always playing the sexist card... :lol:

I dislike Palin. Not because she's female, but because she appears to be some kind of idiot.
 

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I don't see how she could ever be nominated. Even Mitt Romney could beat her.
 

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Miserably. :lol:

What are you unable to use a dictionary? The two words "Gravitas" and "Gravity" are cognates, and the English word gravity, as in importance or seriousness, is almost exactly the same shade of meaning as the Latin virtue of gravitas.

grav·i·tas 
[grav-i-tahs, ‐tas] Show IPA
–noun
seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
Origin:
1920–25; < L gravitās ; see gravity

grav·i·ty   
[grav-i-tee] Show IPA
–noun, plural -ties.
1.
the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth.
2.
heaviness or weight.
3.
gravitation in general.
4.
acceleration of gravity.
5.
a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity. Symbol: g
6.
serious or critical nature: He seemed to ignore the gravity of his illness.
7.
serious or dignified behavior; dignity; solemnity: to preserve one's gravity.
8.
lowness in pitch, as of sounds.
Use gravity in a Sentence
Origin:
1500–10; < L gravitāt- (s. of gravitās ) heaviness, equiv. to grav ( is ) heavy, grave2 + -itāt- -ity

—Related forms
non·grav·i·ty, noun, plural -ties.
 
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What are you unable to use a dictionary? The two words "Gravitas" and "Gravity" are cognates, and the Ennglish word gravity, as in importance or seriousness, is almost exactly the same shade of meaning as the Latin virtue of gravitas.

grav·i·tas   
[grav-i-tahs, ‐tas] Show IPA
–noun
seriousness or sobriety, as of conduct or speech.
Origin:
1920–25; < L gravitās ; see gravity



yes, I am sure Rove was talking about her "Gravity" :roll:
 

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yes, I am sure Rove was talking about her "Gravity" :roll:

Like I said, he was using as a code word for her intelligence. He was basically calling her, and by extension the tea party movement, stupid.

But gravitas means gravity or seriousness and that's what Rove was at least ostensibly talking about
 

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even most democrats are not dreaming of 4 more years of Obama. :shrug:

Not sure you're right about that, but if so, for a different reason than conservatives aren't. Many of them think he hasn't gone far enough. They want someone more liberal.
 

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Not sure you're right about that, but if so, for a different reason than conservatives aren't. Many of them think he hasn't gone far enough. They want someone more liberal.

well...Jimmy Carter still has 4 years of eligibility left.
 

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Sorry comrade, we are not a collectivist ****hole of a country. Will never be either.

Aren't we? We're not socialist, true. Not even close. But we do worjk together and do lots of things as groups and collectives of some form or another. Nothing wrong with this. Nor new. Just as the lame tired unoriginal tactic of calling your opponent a socialist isn't new. Cheap, unoriginal, lazy, but not new.
 

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Aren't we? We're not socialist, true. Not even close. But we do worjk together and do lots of things as groups and collectives of some form or another. Nothing wrong with this. Nor new. Just as the lame tired unoriginal tactic of calling your opponent a socialist isn't new. Cheap, unoriginal, lazy, but not new.


Spade a spade bro. You think he's not left wing enough. Please explain some examples how you think so. I'll wait. Concentrate on the economic policies first.... Why you try to hide your stripes tiger is beyond me. :shrug:
 
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