Skip to comments.Both Parties Welcome Prospect Of Palin National HQ In Scottsdale
Posted on 03/10/2011 8:11:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Politicians from both parties are buzzing about the prospect of Sarah Palin choosing Scottsdale to headquarter her 2012 presidential campaign.
Politco.com and other online sites are reporting Palin plans to run for president, and will launch her campaign from Scottsdale.
"I just recently heard the buzz," state Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey said.
"There's all sorts of rumors floating around," state Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny responded.
Political analyst Jamie Molera cited several reasons to give the rumor credit.
"I don't think its something where she threw a dart on the board and said, 'Arizona's going to be the place we're going to start from'. I think they've done polling data, I think they've talked to a number of individuals within and outside of the party structure, and I think she made a calculated decision that Arizona is going to be a good place top launch her national platform," Molera said.
Molera said the large population of tea party members in the state and Palin's overwhelming popularity within the group may also help explain choosing Arizona.
Both party chairmen anticipate the arrival of the Alaska governor.
"Her energy matches the spirit of this state," Morrissey said.
"What Sarah Palin represents is really this extreme Republican agenda, and her having a presence here in Arizona would just highlight that fact," Cherny said.
Months ago, Palin's daughter, Bristol, purchased a home in Maricopa. Speculation was the 20-year-old would attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, but the rumor never materialized.
Arizona has direct non-stop flights straight to Alaska
Makes sense, and many of us probably suspected as much when Bristol bought her house there. Chalk up economic development points for John Mccain ;-)
The only good part of this as far as I’m concerned is that we’ll be able to have some killer fundraisers. Tom Morrissey, who I met with the other day, is all about fundraising from the grass roots up. So, this would fit into his plan.
Man I hope she runs
At this point me too.
I wish she’d put her headquarters in Black Canyon City.
She may be planning a 3rd party run. Just a feeling. By January things will be so bad it might be the way.
No way.. not her style.
What if it was Obama vs. Jeb Bush vs. Palin
She has NO leverage with the McCain network.
Didn’t Bristol just buy a house down in that area?
“What if it was Obama vs. Jeb Bush vs. Palin”
Can you say Obama 2nd term?
We always see that "Bad Ass" BBQ place from 17 when we drive through. Do you know anyone who's been there? We've never been really motivated to try it. Kind of looks scary from the hiway - lol!
Honestly what has Palin said that is extreme Republican issues? She doesnt say anything that, lets say Romney would say, but she actually says it and means it to BOTH sides. Is that the extreme they are talking about? And who the hell is “they” ive always wanted to know
I recall there is a small little plane that fly`s straight from Wassilla to Flagstaff to I think Ohio. That was a great morning I will never forget...
Only wish I had the vcr going that morning...
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