Made Popular by boxing great Muhammad Ali
The rope-a-dope is performed by a boxer assuming a protected stance, in Ali's classic pose, lying against the ropes, and allowing his opponent to hit him, toward the end that the opponent will tire and make mistakes which the boxer can exploit in a counter-attack. In competitive situations other than boxing, rope-a-dope is used to describe strategies in which one party purposely puts itself in what appears to be a losing position, attempting thereby to become the eventual victor.
I believe this is the position that Sarah wants others to believe she is in. The position of non-candidate.
Lots of people will say Sarah has too much to lose if she runs for President......really..like what? A Fox contributor position, it's not like she has her own show. A book?...but wouldn't she have more books to write as the first woman major party candidate for President?
Lets see, go down in history as the United States first woman President who saved America, or maybe get a couple million more worthless federal reserve over-printed dollars?
They say that Sarah does not want to lose her status of being in the public eye, and that's why she is holding out saying she will not run - really? So..........she is all over the map right now then, ha ha ha....how funny. That means that once she says she's not running, it will be all over for her, if you believe that theory.
Bottom line, is that it is the perfect time for Sarah to run for President. She will run against a weakened Obama, who really only barely won in enough states to beat meager John McCain.
Sarah Palin keeps telling congress NOT to RETREAT, Sarah Palin is not going to retreat either.
She's already preparing to run for POTUS and the GOP nomination.
Roping the Dope, Palin style.