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 ...
Ramping up PING!
July 26th is the date of limitation for (baseless) Alaskan ethics charges. So some time after that.
I think she's waiting for "her" movie to come up before announcing.
As to the date, there isn't one, really. Oh, sure, people will say that you have to due X before the end of Y, but that's for people who are trying to run traditional campaigns.
The only thing "traditional" about Sarah are her values.
Everything else, she's doing her own way.
You are correct. The inflection in her voice, the passion she expressed in that speech told me that everything in her DNA is dead set against the Marxist.
Sarah has the Warrior mindset and will go right at Obama, even harder once she announces. Sarah will show the weak men running for what they are -- pathetic fools who deserve our contempt.
Sarah does not want to see our Republic destroyed. She clearly sees that she is the best person to lead the effort to destroy the left politically.
YOU BETCHA! ;>)
The opening blast which I hope sees me in DC in January, 2013!
Folks, you have to keep things in perspective. I know that everyone WANTS to see Palin DECIDE ASAP. (Don’t worry, she is not another Fred Thompson / totally different DNA). But, for those who are not in-touch with history...
NOV 13, 1979 ....Reagan announced his candidacy for President.
IOWA - 1980 / Reagan lost
IOWA - 1992 / Clinton lost
I believe ConservativeDude is saying that *If* she didn’t run then she would be falling into the hands of her enemies that she was indeed playing games with her supporters; he’s not saying that she was nor that her character IS like that! She has given enough signs that she is running
Right! And remember, she had to shout her entire speech over the nasty slurs and hoots of those ugly, neanderthal union thugs that rainy day, but she prevailed!
Oh yes, she’s running and like she’s always said, she won’t run a traditional campaign, so the damn ole lamestream can *shove* all their idiot expectations....LOL.
We will just have to stand by ready to support her!!!
Except that she’s explicitly said she cares about not letting her support base down, “The more support I see, the harder I want to work, and the more determined I am to not let folks down.”
So while you’re technically right, she’s made some commitments here that will be very difficult to live down if she doesn’t end up running. I’m convinced she may be deliberately signaling the base to stay alert and be ready for action while trying hard not to trip the FEC wire before the end of July (Alaska suit deadline) and get tangled up on fundraising rules. Yes, it’s her campaign, but one of the reasons she is loved is because unlike your typical politician, she is family to us, and she really doesn’t want to let us down.
WE WILL DANCE TOGETHER AT HER INAUGURAL!!!!
IF she were to opt out now, she will have been teasing her potential supporters who could and should help the best candidate that they can find who IS running.
The survival of our country depends on getting rid of Obama. She knows it and we know it. And that means, realistically, that he will have to be ousted by the GOP nominee. The process of finding the GOP nominee needs to get underway, and in fact, already is well underway.
That is why potentially strong candidates like Thune, Jindahl, Barbour, Huckabee did the right and moral thing by freeing up any potential supporters earlier and letting them go elsewhere. And she has many, many, many more supporters than all of these guys, so that same moral burden would apply to her more so, than to these guys. IF she were not to run, that would be very, very bad. Showing up at the Iowa premiere would be the final straw.
At the end of the day, there is only one issue in this campaign and it is to defeat Obama. Everything that we get beyond that that is conservative, is all the better.
There is only one rational, non-self-serving reason to time one’s appearances in places like NH and Iowa with other campaigns. And that is because you are also running, and this is part of her campaign (albeit not “official”). It is truly a brilliant strategy, and I support it entirely.
But...in the off chance that she decides not to run, I think that would be negative in the extreme, and extremely unflattering. (That is a “logical” possibility, but I don’t think a real one. She’s in.)
I believe ConservativeDude is saying that *If* she didnt run then she would be falling into the hands of her enemies that she was indeed playing games with her supporters; hes not saying that she was nor that her character IS like that! She has given enough signs that she is running”
Nicely and succinctly stated.
Technically, anytime before the Electoral College votes.
Please clarify: to whom would that be "negative in the extreme"?
Please understand that I don't wish to get into a "food fight" over this. It appears that we both admire Sarah and are convinced that she's running. That would be an answer to my prayers.
However, I believe that Sarah's REAL supporters are prepared to accept whatever her personal decision might be and move forward.
I guess we shall agree to disagree.
To make a sort of down to earth example, you don’t date someone for months and months and months and then decide not to marry them. That is using another person for whatever your goals are, essentially leading them down a false path, and it is immoral.
So I think if she were NOT to run, it would be negative in the extreme with regards to her character. It would also be inconsistent, since she has demonstrated nothing of the sort in reality (ergo, you can only rationally assume she is running, as every step she takes is consistent with that).
But if she were not to run, she has been doing a lot of things which are drawing time, attention and resources to her while the country is being destroyed by Obama.
The stakes of this election are as high as any in my lifetime. Even higher than 1980. Obama simply has to go and every step that every leader with political stature takes has to work into that sole objective somehow. She has much more stature than just about anyone, and every step she takes is perfectly consistent with running for President. (If not exactly from the now-existing playbook). So bottom line: if she ends up not running (I’m 99.5% sure she is), then it will be right for us to ask why the hell she didn’t decide earlier NOT to run, and then figure out the best way to contribute to someone else’s effort to beat Obama.
Again, though, we are dealing here with metaphysical hypotheticals, and my point has been, since she is a person of character (there is no real evidence to the contrary), then we can only rationally conclude that she is running, and is doing very well. It is her manifest character together with her actions (together with what not running would reveal) which telegraphs to us and anyone else who cares to look at all of the evidence, that she is running.
Sarah all but declared the words that she was running in her “Game On” speech rallied her supporters, her staff endorsed supporters to join Organize4Palin, a grassroots states-wide organization....,.if Palin didn’t run besides family situations or personal health or well being then you can question why she did those things, but we are saying the those type of things do show that she is running
Just so we're all clear, and I don't have time today to go into detail, let me say that I concur with LaybackLenny's sentiments, in that the only reason Sarah would decide not to run is that she would determine she couldn't possibly win the general, and being the patriot she is, she would come forward to tell us precisely that 2012 is too important to lose to Obama and she would then throw her support to X and ask us to do the same. Of course, I believe that this scenario is a 1%-er at the most, given that there is no X *at this time* who even comes close to Sarah Palin and I can't see anyone else either, can you?
Well she told the BBC that fundraising would b e a concern since Obama plans to raise $1 billion dollars. So I think the bus tour and things might be giving her a window into how much a grassroots campaign could raise.
It is from Politico. Of course its a negative spun story.
Palin has no control over the movie. It is an independnent effort.
She didn’t let us down in ‘10 as a private citizen. I think she’s trying to get some to understand it’s about us ‘We the People’ we need to fight for what we want. Mostly we have been a country to take what is given to us. When she sees us fight, I think she believes we/some ‘get it’.
in that the only reason Sarah would decide not to run is that she would determine she couldn’t possibly win the general, and being the patriot she is, she would come forward to tell us precisely that 2012 is too important to lose to Obama and she would then throw her support to X and ask us to do the same.”
You know, her actions to date would also be consistent with that outcome, and that outcome would also be consistent with her character...and a gesture like that would be truly statesmanlike. You could see Reagan doing something exactly like that (and, in a sense, that is sort of what he did in 76 by trying to help Ford so much after narrowly losing the nomination to him. The day after the convention, some asked him to go indy, and he refused).
So, there are a few ways this could play out, and they are all good, so long as they contribute to the overriding issue of ousting Obama.
Could someone else beat Obama? Yes, I think Perry could. Is Perry as conservative as Palin. No. But could Palin rationally conclude that Perry is the candidate who is the most conservative candidate who could defeat Obama? Yes, she could rationally conclude that.
What I don’t think we will see is that she is going to just simply walk away after doing so much, including appearing in NH and Iowa, and just pretend like it “was no big deal” that she did all that (see my dating but no marriage analogy) and she was never running anyway.
I do not see anyone getting into the race who she would consider supporting, except for Perry (who she endorsed against Hutchison).
Palin has no control over the movie. It is an independnent effort.”
But she has sole control as to whether she shows up at a premier of it....in Iowa.
this July 26 point is an excellent one, as several have made today...that’s good intel
Clearly not a candidate, right?
I wish she’d run, if only because the left-wing media is so sure she won’t.
Here is some on the ground commentary.
Iowa has less that 3 million people, the fact that so much time is spent in this lightly populated state is testimony to the idiocy of politics.
It has always amused me that the media and the candidates spend so much time and money on Iowa and New Hampshire, two nothing states that signify nothing.
This should get some negative reaction from both FR members from these two overblown states.
“Clearly not a candidate, right?”
I’m not convinced one way or the other at this point, but you did see post #23, right? The person “reaching out” to activists is NOT a Palin aide. He’s a volunteer that has been trying to organize things in Iowa, but he has no affiliation with Palin or her people.
“It has always amused me that the media and the candidates spend so much time and money on Iowa and New Hampshire, two nothing states that signify nothing.
This should get some negative reaction from both FR members from these two overblown states. “
Yeah that can be a real burr in the saddle to the rest of the country.
Everything has a reason. The idea in a smaller state is that candidates can connect with many people without the filter of the media; very good thing in my opinion. Iowa is just as representative of the country as anywhere else; good and bad.
Love ya Sarah, but you better not wait much longer.
Again. Don’t think she is running. =(
Palin is not going to jump just because the media told her to jump or rather told her not to jump as dare, she is a patriot. But I can’t just see with her highly competitive nature of her just sitting on the sidelines, she already last year laid out an plan on how to defeat Obama in 2012 to the National Review, so unless someone else comes along and copy her plans, she’s in it to win it.
I don't believe a word out of Politico. That is my problem with this. Someone posted after me Real Clear Politics tweets that fully discredit this much like I had suspicions that it was phony. Remember the "Sarah is a Diva" story Jonathan Martin wrote that Rush, Levin and Hannity proved as a lie last year? They also wrote a Bachmann piece made from whole cloth this spring to slam her.
Politico is first and foremost a tool of the Regime. Proper warning should have been given instead of celebrating anything these Commie Pinkos float out as real news.
The excitement builds!
Sarah gave that speech 20 miles from my farm.
I can’t wait to FIGHT LIKE A GIRL (with my checkbook).
Just say the word, Sarah!
America, Resistance is futile!
Prepare to be liberated!
You can partially thank the arrogant RINO elites who run the GOP. If conservatives ran the GOP, Super Tuesday would be ahead of the corrosive IOWA garbage caucuses and the New Hampshire RINOfest. The two states would be completely irrelevant -- rightly so.
In practical terms, even she'll need time to raise funds and if she's not in before the September debate at the Reagan library she shouldn't bother.
Yep. You were right about “pollutico”.
I didn’t think even they could screw up something so simple, but I was wrong.
I don’t know who defends the current system, except for Iowans and New Hampshirians....
I am sure a apology, clarification or full retraction is forthcoming from these fine people. They will want to maintain their obvious high journalistic standards after all.
We had nasty spring weather that day.
We had wind, rain and snow.
As you know, Sarah went directly to the belly of the beast, Madison. During the time that the Moonbats were really riled up.
You also know, she is fearless.
She laughs in the face of evil.
Our happy warrior in the fight to save America.
God Bless Sarah!
To 23 - Talk about raining on the parade!
Here’s the true story from Scott Conroy if anyone’s interested:
SarahPalinUSA tweeted *sigh* media making things up again MT @POLITICO2012: Sarah Palin reaching out to IOWA operatives http://politi.co/j9kQko by@maghabepolitico
” Some speculate she wouldn’t announced before July 27th which is after critics can file any other complaints related to her gubernatorial term”
So if critics file a blizzard of complaints on July 26th. what happens??
A strange kind of “not running,” wouldn’t you say?
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