Skip to comments.Palin 2012? Game On!: Nationwide Organize4Palin Ground Report
Posted on 05/15/2011 8:30:12 PM PDT by Anamnesis
Posted on May 15 2011 - 10:05 PM - Posted by: Karen Allen
How about a little Organize4Palin roundup? I admit to not showing our hand much, and believe me, that’s very hard to do when I so badly want to brag on Governor Palin’s passionate and hardworking supporters. Below are some excerpts and examples of Gov. Palin’s boots on the ground. Keep in mind that these are just a few…Organize4Palin has its game on and GRRRR on across the nation.
Today, The Des Moines Register posted an article entitled, “Who’s likely in for the straw poll,” excerpt below.
North Carolina home-schooling mom Karen Allen, founder of Organize4Palin, told the Register: If we consider Governor Palins criteria for running for president, which was if she didnt see anyone else who could bring to the table what she could and be willing to make those hard decisions we as a country must come to terms with, then it appears to us that a 2012 Palin campaign is inevitable.
Volunteer regional directors and county teams are intensively working to organize in Iowa, said Organize4Palins Iowa leader, Peter Singleton, who has been scouting for Palin fans here since November. I consider the other guys pretty formidable. They have lots of money and lots of skilled operatives and the like, but I think theyre underestimating her grass-roots base here in Iowa.
Also today, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette posted a letter to the editor written by O4P’s PA coordinator, Dominic Salvatori. It was in response to a column written by Margaret Carlson, someone Stacy has addressed before here.
A nonsensical column by Margaret Carlson last Sunday ( “No Trumps Need Apply,” May 8 Perspectives) suggests that a Sarah Palin presidential candidacy would be “bizarro.” As usual by those suffering from PDS (Palin Derangement Syndrome), no supporting reasons are given.
Of course, no mention is made of Ms. Palin’s recent speech setting forth the five-point Palin doctrine on when and why U.S. forces should be deployed overseas. No mention is made of her recent visit to Israel and private dinner with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. No mention is made of her speech last month in India in which she defended American exceptionalism and called for more cooperation between India and America.
And no one could expect Ms. Carlson to discuss the former governor’s recent detailed criticisms of President Barack Obama’s manipulation of the U.S. energy supply.
No, just another unsubstantiated hit piece. Well, guess what, Ms. Carlson — you and the rest of the lefty loons are not scaring Sarah away. Game on.
DOMINIC D. SALVATORI
Pennsylvania State Coordinator
NBC’s Shawna Thomas tweeted a card she picked up at a GOP Lincoln Day dinner left by NH Coordinator Warren Rasmussen.
This past Thursday, O4P’s NY Coordinator, Ron Devito, spoke at a meeting held at the Metropolitan Republican Club, where he met Debra Leible, the Clubs Executive Committee Chair. He dropped off Organize4Palin literature and answered questions from a group of Log Cabin Republicans. Read more about it here.
Maryland volunteers with O4P door hangers
Coordinator Thomas S. Schmitz has proven he’s the king of creative marketing when it comes to promoting O4P California-style. Lately, Thomas has been enlisting volunteers to hand out palm cards at events, make videos, and contribute artwork. You can read about Thomas’ recent exploits here and here. Take time too and meet some San Francisco volunteers he’s been working with at the new Essex & Orange 1773. They created this Sarah of AK graphic, likening Gov. Palin to Joan of Arc, and promote O4P and C4P at their links tab.
Last night, Arizona Coordinator Rebecca Feldman attended a reception at the Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative family policy organization. She said,
I wore my “Palin 2012″ pin as it was visible and easily read from afar, and people were coming up left and right wanting to talk to me about Governor Palin. Senators, state representatives, judges, etc. I got plenty of “I like your pin!” comments. Very encouraging.
And my newest favorite outreach method, initiated by Kansas Coordinator, Mary Newton.
I had great success yesterday at neighborhood garage sales. I left cards for people and once a conversation started, groups would form around. I wore a Palin button I had and that would start the positive conversations. Sarah Palin is loved by the “think for yourself” population. Looks like I will be returning to that neighborhood in a few weeks for a meeting.
Lest you think only coordinators are working, consider these numbers. As of a week ago, over 21,000 palm cards and door hangers had been ordered by and shipped to volunteers all over the country. Their attitude always resembles Washington Coordinator Sarah Emily Jordan’s statement below.
It’s been a blast to meet with state volunteers these past couple of weeks. They are amazing and anxious to get to work. So many of Sarah Palin’s supporters are just like her, genuine, down to earth, freedom loving Americans who are willing to do whatever they can to help this country.
And as Patrick Adams said,
Organize4Palin is now on its way to building legions of the brave who are establishing footholds in each state with the mantra boots on the ground.
The army has come a long way and continues to become better organized every day. All Sarah has to do is give the word and they will spring into action. They will take no prisoners and will not bow to any union thug, communist, socialist or jihadist who tries to intimidate them or get in their way.
Well, that’s all I can share for now. Anymore, and well, you know what I would have to do. But I’m sure many of you are wondering how you can get involved too!
First, not all states are covered. We still are looking for coordinators in Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. If you’re interested in what it involves, please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of you have state coordinators, but they’re just kicking off and things may not be moving as fast as you’d like. Help ‘em out! If you can organize an event, host a meet, help with Facebook or Twitter, write them. Use “your state’s name”@organize4palin.com to contact them.
Want cards? You can order them direct from the printer at GOP Victory Print. They will hook you up with great prices and fast shipping.
Lastly, one question that is picking up in frequency is, “When will the new site be ready?!” It’s close. But there’s a hold up. I guess you could say we need more green energy. If you can contribute any, please do so here. We want the site to be professional and that costs. Thankfully, we have a volunteer donating many, many hours to the project, but there are still expenses involved.
So again, if you approve of all Organize4Palin is doing across the country, please consider giving toward the new website. Thank you!!
I leave you with another California creation:
CLICK to register free and quick at Organize4Palin
Text 4PALIN to 74679 for updates
Current Twitter list of states
Palin and her aide Rebecca Mansour have already given the green-light, without “officially” announcing.
I've highlighted tweets that Rebecca Mansour has retweeted and other hints that Palin has given over the past few months (which I need to update to include her recent 5-point foreign policy speech and dumping of her neoconservative advisers):
Most notably, her aide is pushing Organize4Palin. Check out this tweet from Rebecca Mansour:
She's also promoted it further by retweeting the link to the list of the Organize4Palin State twitter accounts:
|O4P Signup: http://tinyurl.com/33r7fg8
To opt-in for text reminders and alerts: Text 4PALIN to 74679
May 6: http://conta.cc/m8Go5L April 17: http://conta.cc/fOdkf3
April 9: http://conta.cc/fKR3Dg
March 19: http://conta.cc/fmJ20C
Twitter Accounts for each O4P State chapter: http://twitter.com/O4Palin/organize4palin-states
|Donate to O4P, General Fund
|On November 2, 2010; O4P helped Sarah Palin elect: 37 House Reps, 6 Senators, 7 Governors, 2 Attorney Generals, & 1 Secretary of State.O4P had a 67% success rate in November 2010!|
|Email email@example.com to directly contact your local coordinator, if it already has one. I've listed the ones that I believe already have a state coordinator, but go ahead and email firstname.lastname@example.org in case my list isn't up to date:|
States without a coordinator: Arkansas, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming
Is your state listed above? That means it's an Organize4Palin orphan! If you would like to adopt it, please contact us (email@example.com) with some background info, and we'll talk.
Make NO mistake...this is the Bamsters worst nightmare!
I will do everything I can to help her in her run for the presidency, should she make this her intention!
We will be behind you Sarah!
Just joined the Omaha/NE Chapter.
Come the Iowa Primary, we’re crossing the river to help :)
Cool beans. I think Huck’s decision not to run is a big plus for Palin. Grizzlies not Gomers!
This should become a PING list !!!!! ADD ME !!!!
Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
They are currently revamping it for 2012. It was previously used for the 2010 elections.
Most of the organization has been done on the local levels, so you won’t see everything that has been happening. We’re not a centralized organization. We’re more like a starfish than we are a spider.
Change the name to Energize4Palin. No need to copy stupid Obama.
You don’t have to actively tweet to use twitter. You can simply sign-up and use it to follow the major Palin related twitter accounts so you can keep up in real-time with all things Palin related. The major accounts to follow are the following:
and all the state O4P twitter accounts which have been linked to in the main post.
New Energy For America
change from her AK slogan which was
New Energy For Alaska
I have said since her debate with Biden that what seperates Palin from the crowd is her courage. You can believe, and know, and say, but if you don’t charge the hill you are nothing but a sunshine soldier. Sarah is great because Sarah is good.
I so wish I could start the Org4Palin in WV. Unfortunately, I’m not allowed to publicly endorse any political candidate on pain of losing my position. But I will be working for Sarah if she runs. It will be by placing advertising everywhere I can and encouraging strangers to vote for her.
When he pulls the cord, Obama relizes that his hope and change chute is gone!!!
Yes, use the word energy and it’s derivatives in everything. It also means work! Organize is too much like the Community Organizer in chief.
Count me In!!!!
Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin is an independent group of academic, religious and political leaders, dedicated to promoting consideration of Gov. Sarah Palins political positions in the wider American Jewish community.
We find Ms. Palins policy positions on Israel, Iran, national security, fiscal responsibility, energy, and social policy as well as her record on these issues as governor of Alaska and candidate for Vice President of the United States to be serious, substantive and politically mainstream.
Though not at present a candidate for any political office, Gov. Palins track record in public office has been exemplary, and has withstood the test of the most demanding scrutiny of investigative news media. Gov. Palins ongoing contribution to the public discourse in America is welcome.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP FOR FUTURE INFO OR GETTING INVOLVED, PLEASE WRITE Info@JewsForSarah.com, or just use the Contact link at the bottom of any J4S page. Thanks!
Crick the rink on Post #23 and sign up. And welcome! Juno everybuddy thinks we’re all democrats. LOL
My friend wrote a song and it is soon to be released called, “Obama, You’re Fired” and he has done a specific Palin version as well. But as a side note, please be cautioned... Don’t let us fall prey to the internecine battles that occur within political organizations. That will kill a movement faster than anything.
Save your breath; save your cash. All three (and some others) are a waste of time and money.
By and large people over fifty are not going to bother with ‘Twitter’ and ‘Facebook’...
No candidate has Gov .Palin’s qualifications or anything close to them.
Supporters in those states have every right to organize if they want to even if they only decide to act as axillary support for the battle ground states. There’s no top down authority telling them what they can or cannot do.
We either adapt or die in politics. A refusal to use these tools only means ceding it to the left to use against us.
Don't put words in my mouth...I did NOT say people in those states didn't have the right to organize on behalf of other states...I just said it was a waste of time and money to try to WIN states like Vermont, Rhode Island, and Hawaii because it isn't going to happen. Conservatives have lost close battles in battleground states because time and money has been wasted in states conservatives aren't likely to win.
As you stated...adapt or die. Use your time and money more effectively. Simple as that.
Oh, now, I LOVE that!
Thanks for posting!
I am going to Fight Like A Girl
by writing a huge check for Palin the second she announces.
That’s true but they still have primaries in those states that she can win.
Also even if a state has no chance of turning red they still have people with money to donate.
NJ for example gives huge amounts to campaigns for both parties even though they always vote for the democrat.
I'm talking general, not primary. Let's say we have Obama vs. Palin. I would rather she put her money into North Carolina rather than waste the same money on a token appearance in Vermont or Massachusetts...the money her campaign diverts from Vermont and such COULD put her over the top in a key battleground state.
I agree, in the general that’s all true.
But O4P is organizing now for a potential announcement to run in the primaries. Every state needs organizing at this stage.
Should she win the nomination the organized in hopeless states would be used to drum up cash.
In the general though you are right. Spend wisely and target the the most promising states.
I can run with that game plan...
I know a lot of people over 50 who use both.
You are making a blanket statement without any support.
Where can I get that as a poster?
Everyone knows that any 'blanket statement' contains exceptions...hell...I know people over fifty that still won't go near the internet.
Don’t know. I stole the photo and added the text.
BTW, I particularly want one for my home office, because my wife keeps telling me that Sarah's "unelectable" ;-)
There’s some great free Sarah posters at:
Make sure you select the 3100 x 5100 size. Go to Kinko’s (wherever) and get it printed!
palin could absolutely run away with the republican nomination.