Skip to comments.Sarah Palin team reaching out to Iowa activists for meetings
Posted on 06/27/2011 11:10:45 AM PDT by free me
Sarah Palin's camp is reaching out to activists and operatives in Iowa about setting up meetings while she's in the state Tuesday for the screening of a documentary about her - including with Chuck Laudner, a former Iowa GOP executive director and prominent conservative.
Laudner confirmed to POLITICO he'd gotten a call from Palin's advisers either Friday or over the weekend asking about meeting with him while she's in Pella for the screening of "The Undefeated."
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
More evidence she is not running.../s
PP..... Palin/Perry, kick butt with both feet.
OK. When is Gov. Palin going to announce she’s running for the old White House?
What’s the latest possible date she announce?
What information is she trying to ascertain before making a decision?
Dude she’s not running /sarc
I’d be curious to hear from freepers who have actually participated in the Iowa GOP caucus as to how her strategy will work. Can she truly play above the fray till late summer, as it were? I think the rest of us assume she can, but I’d like to hear some legitimate “on the ground” in Iowa commentary.
Last dates: November 2011.
Nobody knows except Sarah and maybe Todd.
I would guess in by September at latest. There are filing deadlines for primaries starting in October.
I’m for Sarah whenever she announces.
If Perry runs, and he will, Palin won’t run.
And Perry/Bachman won’t happen because it’s too much like McCain/Palin.
"I'd be interested to see if she's serious about a run," he said. "That'd be (question) A, and B, would it be too late. That's what it feels like, anyway. It's not too late now, (but if you) dance around until fall" it will be.
Does anyone know who Chuck Laudner is? I always have my radar up on Politico pieces.
Let’s just say that WE will all know in October where she must by then file a bid for the Iowa Caucus deadline....... may be the legal deadline that she was talking about last months,
It all building up for her to run. The book sales, this movie, etc. If she doesn’t at least try to run, her backers will be so deflated, she wouldn’t be able to play “kingmaker” for Todd at the Wasilla Burger King.
I read the article in full. The main thing to take away from it is that Sarah is reaching out to IA politicos.
Well, shoot from the hip, shoot yourself in the foot.
You do realize this is NOT going to make some Freepers real happy here. They are so invested and so positive she is not running. Next thing you know, we’ll be hearing stuff like, “How dare she step on michele bachmann like this!”
“Look how disloyal she is!”
“She’s STEALING michele’s votes!”
Morning in America!
Perry is definitely running, you are correct.
But IF Palin is premiering the film in Iowa, and then she opts not to run...I think she is going to have to answer for a whole lot of teasing.
If she doesn’t run, she is going to play right into the hands of those who say that all she wants to do is get in the limelight.
I think she’s running. The alternative is that she is completely phony...and I don’t think she has demonstrated that.
Now...the tone/form/content of her campaign now that she is running in the same primary with Perry will be interesting.
Old saying found on wall of cave "He who kick butt with both feet, fall on own butt"
RealClearScott Scott Conroy
Palin hasnt reached out to prominent IA GOPers like Branstad, Scheffler. I’ve spoken to several operatives here. None have heard from her
1 minute ago
RealClearScott Scott Conroy
Singleton is a volunteer who’s been in IA for several months but doesn’t work for Palin. Ppl here sometimes assume he does
8 minutes ago
RealClearScott Scott Conroy
Chuck Laudner tells me Palin aides did NOT reach out to him about IA meeting. Peter Singleton, who’s not a SP aide, did
Who ever said that Perry was running? A lot of anonymous sources and hype bloggers like AllahPundit at HotAir but the Perry camp said no decision each time. In fact a lot have been saying that Perry is the one that likes the attention since he gets a lot of beating up in TX over various issues. Perry said that he would get in only if Sarah didn’t and by the way Sarah has been building her staff up and Organize4Palin have been building up...she is prime ready right now to run than Perrys camp
To the leftists, and the subversives, and their foolish cousins and little helpers—flee!
Flee far and wide. Your time is short.
I think mid October is the absolute deadline. We've had Presidents within my lifetime (I'm still under 50) who didn't announce they were running until the October of the year before the election, campaigning just over a year. I don't remember if that was Clinton or someone else, but I do know that has happened within the past 30 years.
Whats the latest possible date she announce?
She keeps the smear machine at bay to some degree by not announcing. The MSDNC folks feel comfortable with only a day every week or two of "We hate Palin" focus, rather than 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, "Sarah Palin is horrible, how could she run for President." Right now, those clowns think they have won the battle and scared her away.
As long as she's polling well, with better favorables than the actual candidates, there's not a lot to gain by announcing, and some things to lose by announcing earlier than she absolutely has to. When she's included in a poll, she's polling ahead of most of the "not Romney" candidates.
I don't see much in the way of negatives. She might jump in before the Ames Iowa straw poll, or she might wait until the fall.
Until then, she's the mama grizzly in the room that everyone tries to ignore. The other candidates might think they can ignore her, but that might not work out so well.
She won't let all this organization on her behalf go to waste. I really think she will run (is actually running now). The only other explanation is that she will turn her organization(s) to support another candidate and play "king/queen maker."
And Perry/anybody won’t happen, because Perry is not well known enough.
I’d rather vote for her than for Perry. But I believe Perry is going to run. If he doesn’t and she does, look for her to pick Perry as VEEP.
Not if you are swift enough.
She’s finally starting to test the waters.
As I said months ago, the best time for her to make a move would be Early August, during the slow time when DC, and much of the political media Hate Machine, is on Vacation.
EVERYBODY knows who she is already, and it’s not like she’ll have any name recognition problems.
“...she is going to have to answer for a whole lot of teasing”
I agree absolutely with your post.
No one else is premiering a documentary in Iowa.
She is in a category of one (as is often correctly pointed out around here).
But I’m not really worried, as all indicators is that she is running. Like I said, the only other (logical) alternative is that she just wants to be in the spotlight, and nothing in her history actually suggests that. So she’s running.
That caveman obviously never saw a martial arts film.
You betcha, she’s running! She literally made her announcement on April 16, 2011, in Madison, WI.
And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!”
A lot of who shall remain unnamed are going to feak out about this.....
So, has Chris Wallace asked Palin yet if she’s a “flake”?
We’re flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.”
This is a great line, by the way.
She endorsed Terry Branstad last Fall.
“what’s the latest possible date?”
September 20, 2012
Just WHOM is she/has she been teasing, other than the LSM? As one of Sarah's most ardent supporters, I take her at her word that she is continuing to pray for guidance from God, and to be certain that her family has the same "fire in the belly" that she has.
Will I be disappointed if she opts not to run? YOU BETCHA!
But do I feel she owes anyone an apology? No way.
I have been feeling the same for months. (see my tagline) :)
Laudner seems to see the race pretty clearly. I hope Gov. Palin is ready to respond.
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