Skip to comments.What's behind Sarah Palin's surprise trip to the Iowa State Fair?
Posted on 08/11/2011 12:51:59 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
Sarah Palin and her One Nation bus tour are making a surprise trip to Iowa, if you havent heard. In an email sent yesterday to supporters of her political action committee she said shes going to meet folks at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines this week.
Sarah Palin has proved that she is the quasi-political attention-getting master of the US media universe.
Thats because there just happens to be a debate in Ames, Iowa tonight among declared GOP presidential contenders. A straw poll follows this weekend. So hundreds of political reporters are already in Iowa pre-positioned for a Palin drive-by. Pure genius.
Plus, SarahPAC has posted a new one-minute Palin video that makes pretty much every other Republican contenders commercials look underproduced.
The sound track is Palins speech at the 2008 GOP convention. The overall impression it leaves is that Michele Bachmann is a good speaker, Michele Bachmann is a former tax attorney, Michele Bachmann is a tea party favorite, but Sarah Palin is still way better at lighting people on fire with words.
Does all this mean Palin is going to run for president? Shes still not saying. But it sure looks like shes running for something, even if its only Queen of the Midway.
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I think she just likes to mess with the media.
She loves her country and she supports conservatism and whatever conservative may run in 2012.
She did the same in 2010. If it weren’t for Sarah Palin we would not have had many of the victories we got in 2010.
I heard that too. She cant run and be a commentator. I dont think she is running and that SUX!
What’s behind Sarah Palin’s surprise trip to the Iowa State Fair?
Surprise Trip? Really?? Just exactly WHO is surprised about this?
Isn’t this what presidential candidates do?
If she appears on Fox News as a contributor to Fox News, which others here are saying she will do, on Hannity’s show, then she is not appearing as a Presidential Candidate and she would not be allowed to be both.
Fox News has asked their contributors who planned to run (Gingrich for ex.) to choose one or the other. Sarah chose to stay with them.
Could she still resign from them and run for President? Yes.
But right now she’s a contributor and has been told not to mix the two things but instead to “choose”.
If she were going to be running, the time do jump in was many weeks past.
At this point, she will be more valuable organizing republicans and candidates against any and all opposition, including Obama. While doing so, she can be prepping and positioning for the future, including a cabinet position or even vice-president, and from that, she would become a more daunting candidate for the presidency in future elections. She would become even more “fearsome” to the democrats.
If it werent for Sarah Palin we would not have had many of the victories we got in 2010.Absolutely! The Main Stream Liars try to pretend that's not true but it's absolutely true.
SHHHH, dont start a panic.
It seems there are more and more deserters sneaking from this camp into the Perry camp using the same arguments as they were before (like stealing and taking with them intellectual property LOL ) .
Uh no the time has not passed....and won’t for a few months.
Perry is supposed to announce for POTUS on Saturday. Likely she is going there to endorse him. They have been pretty thick lately.
That's because the leftists fear Sarah Palin.
“Perry is supposed to announce for POTUS on Saturday. Likely she is going there to endorse him. They have been pretty thick lately.”
Are you trying to make a silly statement that she is no going there for FOX News. If that is your position you are the one with the derangement problem. Hannity has been announcing all week his show would be from there.
I sure hope not. I have a lot of respect for Sarah Palin. But, I have no respect for Perry’s “open borders” position. There is a lot I like about him, but giving amnesty to tens of millions of socialism loving amigos would be difficult or impossible to undo. Far worse than a fuster cluck like RomneyCare.
Agreed. I was so looking forward to President Palin.
Dude take your obviously flawed assessments elsewhere...especially if ur going to call others out like you have.
She’d be there even without FoxNews. If it weren’t for her we would not have even seen 2010 as we saw it happen for us. She’s into politics. She’d be there no matter what. Why wouldn’t she?
Peter Grier could’ve just called her for an answer to his question, but no...he had to write a column about that which he has no clue.
Santurum and Newt had to fess up and get suspended from FNC, Huck decided to stay at FNC for the money and fame. Those decisions were made last March about 5 months ago, 5 months and still counting...tick...tick...tick..
yuck. Perry is entrenched, I promise. Someone I would be surprised Palin would back. But I have heard she likes him. (shrug shoulders)
I wonder how Sarah is going to handle this?
Yep, John McCain for one.
He can win.
We must win.
I think it's proof positive that she isn't running. Believe me, he doesn't enter this race if he thinks she is.
She should follow Baraq’s bus tour thru the midwest and we can see who draws the best crowds....
You're kidding right?
Oddest way of endorsing I ever heard.
What is wrong with her working for FOX, that is what she has said she was doing. It is not her saying she is not working fox, it is people completely unrelated to her trying to run the woman life. I just do not understand where you are coming from.
She’s going to use the ‘paid by FOX’ time to keep herself out there, as well as the SarahPAC bus. She can press-the-flesh at the Fair; give her speech in Iowa on Labor Day; then announce her candidacy after all of the hoopla and bump of Perry and possibley Rudy is over. Late August or September she will announce. Very prudent. She will let everyone else battle and be eliminated by either the debate/straw poll or media mudslinging. Then step in to suck the oxygen away from whomever is left standing. That way she will have minimum investment of time and money with maximum exposure. Sun Tzu ‘The Art of War’. She will need to save her resources to fight Zero’s billion-dollar campaign of thuggery and destruction.
Perry is just lining up to be Sarahs veep.
If Sarah Palin said she’s doing FoxNews there then fine. But she’d be there anyways even if she was not.
What open borders position would that be sir? Governor Perry has put more law enforcement on our southern border than the federal government whom we PAY to protect it.
He never supported amnesty, nor even the North American Union. However he is a free trade guy as Texas is one of the US’s biggest exporters of goods.
Please stop drinking the democratic propaganda. Ask a Texan about our Governor instead and why we keep re-electing him.
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I hear ya. I’m a Bachmann fan. I was kind of hoping Perry would not run but it looks like he is.
I hope Perry picks Governor LePage to be his VP
you do realize that unlike with Gingrich and Santorum, Fox depends on Palin for RATINGS — they BOTH benefit by allowing her to stay on as long as she can before she decides.
Actually forget it. Maine needs LePage. It's the Presidency or nothing.
She could very well announce her official resignation and her candidacy in about thirty seconds of airtime.
For all you know she has already unofficially resigned.
you do realize that unlike with Gingrich and Santorum, Fox depends on Palin for RATINGS they BOTH benefit by allowing her to stay on as long as she can before she decides.
I’m going to let that one go. I agree with you, but I’m going to let that one go. Everyone is entitled to one mistake. Everyone.
None taken :)
By endorsing him? Discussing a position as Energy Secretary in his administration?