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Sarah Palin team reaching out to Iowa activists for meetings
politico ^ | 6/27/11 1:14 PM EDT Updated: 6/27/11 1:41 PM EDT | By MAGGIE HABERMAN

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 ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: badmoonrisig4milt; falsereport; iagop; palin; pella; politicolies; poorrinoromney; rinoromneyweeps; sadrinoromney; sarahpalin; theundefeated
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Mamma Grizzly on the move!
1 posted on 06/27/2011 11:10:52 AM PDT by free me
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To: free me

More evidence she is not running.../s


2 posted on 06/27/2011 11:13:46 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: free me

PP..... Palin/Perry, kick butt with both feet.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 11:13:49 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: free me

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?

Thoughts?


4 posted on 06/27/2011 11:15:16 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: free me

Dude she’s not running /sarc


5 posted on 06/27/2011 11:15:44 AM PDT by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: free me

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.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 11:15:53 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: RexBeach

Last dates: November 2011.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 11:16:14 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: free me
She's not running.

</sarcasm>

ineluctable

8 posted on 06/27/2011 11:17:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: RexBeach

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.

Game On!


9 posted on 06/27/2011 11:18:33 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: free me


10 posted on 06/27/2011 11:21:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: onyx

Ping


11 posted on 06/27/2011 11:22:16 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: HerrBlucher

If Perry runs, and he will, Palin won’t run.

And Perry/Bachman won’t happen because it’s too much like McCain/Palin.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 11:22:40 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: free me
If you read the article in full, there are serious doubts that these meetings will produce any results. This Conservative activist interviewed in Iowa said that Bachmann already has the support of Rep. King. That's not good for Palin. The activist himself was slightly dismissive to her run.

"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.

13 posted on 06/27/2011 11:23:03 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RexBeach

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,


14 posted on 06/27/2011 11:24:53 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: free me

15 posted on 06/27/2011 11:25:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Terry Mross

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.


16 posted on 06/27/2011 11:26:16 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (It's in the cards ------- Romney/Bachmann 2012 sadly will be it)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I read the article in full. The main thing to take away from it is that Sarah is reaching out to IA politicos.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 11:26:59 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: free me
Did you know Romney care is unconstitutional???

Well, shoot from the hip, shoot yourself in the foot.

18 posted on 06/27/2011 11:28:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: free me

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!”
Oh my.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 11:28:24 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: free me

Morning in America!


20 posted on 06/27/2011 11:28:24 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Terry Mross

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.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 11:28:40 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: dusttoyou
kick butt with both feet.

Old saying found on wall of cave "He who kick butt with both feet, fall on own butt"

22 posted on 06/27/2011 11:28:51 AM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Then again:

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

Scott Conroy
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

Scott Conroy
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

http://twitter.com/#!/realclearscott


23 posted on 06/27/2011 11:30:10 AM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA
has the support of Rep. King.

Political support means nothing to me, it's citizen support that matters. I've never been swayed by what the old 'you owe me/I owe you' cronies do.
24 posted on 06/27/2011 11:30:17 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: Terry Mross

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


25 posted on 06/27/2011 11:30:25 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: free me

To the leftists, and the subversives, and their foolish cousins and little helpers—flee!

Flee far and wide. Your time is short.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 11:33:29 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Pray for Israel.)
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To: free me; Free Vulcan; HereInTheHeartland; iowamark; Keith in Iowa; PhilDragoo; Iowa Granny
GAME ON!


POSITIVELY PALIN

2012


27 posted on 06/27/2011 11:33:49 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: ConservativeDude
I think she is going to have to answer for a whole lot of teasing.

Are you serious? Answer to who and for what? It's IS HER campaign, no one elses. Can you think of anyone else you would say that about?
28 posted on 06/27/2011 11:34:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: RexBeach
RexBeach wrote:
What’s the latest possible date she announce?
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.

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."

29 posted on 06/27/2011 11:34:45 AM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Terry Mross

And Perry/anybody won’t happen, because Perry is not well known enough.


30 posted on 06/27/2011 11:35:27 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Bigtigermike

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.


31 posted on 06/27/2011 11:35:50 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: varon

Not if you are swift enough.


32 posted on 06/27/2011 11:39:39 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: free me

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.


33 posted on 06/27/2011 11:41:22 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: ConservativeDude

“...she is going to have to answer for a whole lot of teasing”

I agree absolutely with your post.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 11:42:29 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: presently no screen name

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.


35 posted on 06/27/2011 11:43:23 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: varon

That caveman obviously never saw a martial arts film.


36 posted on 06/27/2011 11:44:07 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ConservativeDude
LINK-APRIL 16, 2011


"We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.


So now he's shouting, all aboard the bullet train to bankruptcy."


Well, Mr. President, we’re not going to get used to it. Not now. Not ever.

You ignored us in 2010. But you cannot ignore us in 2012.

Mr. President, you and your cohorts threw all the hatred and all the violence you could at these good folks in Madison, Wisconsin. But you lost here.

And Madison, you defended the 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes, you are patriots, and when the history of this Tea Party Movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten.

Your historic stand brought down the curtain on the last election. And the 2012 election begins here.

We will take the courage and the integrity that you showed all of America. We will take it and we will win back our country!

God has shed His grace on thee, America. We will not squander what we have.

We will fight for America! And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!

It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs to call out the liberal left and let them know:

Mr. President, game on!


37 posted on 06/27/2011 11:44:53 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: ConservativeDude; presently no screen name

You betcha, she’s running! She literally made her announcement on April 16, 2011, in Madison, WI.


38 posted on 06/27/2011 11:46:46 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!”

Damn right!


39 posted on 06/27/2011 11:47:33 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: free me

A lot of who shall remain unnamed are going to feak out about this.....


40 posted on 06/27/2011 11:48:16 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: free me

So, has Chris Wallace asked Palin yet if she’s a “flake”?


41 posted on 06/27/2011 11:49:00 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: ConservativeDude
B T T T ! ! !

ANNOUNCE SARAH, ANNOUNCE!!

KISS THE BOYS AND MAKE 'EM CRY!


42 posted on 06/27/2011 11:49:06 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

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.


43 posted on 06/27/2011 11:49:19 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: free me

She endorsed Terry Branstad last Fall.


44 posted on 06/27/2011 11:49:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: RexBeach

“what’s the latest possible date?”

September 20, 2012


45 posted on 06/27/2011 11:51:33 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The Constitution is overthrown. The Revolution is betrayed.)
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To: ConservativeDude
No one else is premiering a documentary in Iowa.

NO ONE else has been trashed in the media for 2.5 years 24/7. The producer (not Sarah) wants to set the facts straight through his sole $upport of this movie. She has no editing rights and will see it along with the citizens of Iowa for the first time (finished).

Like I said, the only other (logical) alternative is that she just wants to be in the spotlight

Logical? Doubt if anyone could take a week of what it means of Sarah being in the spotlight.
46 posted on 06/27/2011 11:52:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: ConservativeDude
...I think she is going to have to answer for a whole lot of teasing.

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.

47 posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:03 AM PDT by LaybackLenny (Palin-________ Overdrive 2012 - Holy Flippin' Crap!!)
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To: onyx

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!


48 posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: tcrlaf
As I said months ago, the best time for her to make a move would be Early August, during the slow time when DC

I have been feeling the same for months. (see my tagline) :)

49 posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:35 AM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin announces her run: August 12, 2011 11:10am ET)
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To: free me

Laudner seems to see the race pretty clearly. I hope Gov. Palin is ready to respond.


50 posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:37 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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