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Sarah Palin tour comes to abrupt halt
Politico ^ | August 16, 2011 | Molly Ball

Posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:35 PM PDT by Beaten Valve

After just four days on the road, Sarah Palin’s bus tour is going dormant again.

In a note posted on her Facebook page Monday, Palin said she’s headed “back to Alaska for the start of the school year.”

What’s next for the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee? “While kids crack open their school books, I look forward to continuing my own writing and research on strategies and plans to help move our country forward,” she wrote.

Palin noted that she’ll be back on the road before long — she’s scheduled to keynote a Sept. 3 tea party rally in Waukee, Iowa, near Des Moines.

Her Facebook note didn’t mention it, but she’s also scheduled to headline an Oct. 7 rally with Glenn Beck in St. Charles, Mo., according to a local conservative talk-radio station’s announcement Monday.

The leg of Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour that’s now ending lasted four days, beginning midday Friday, when Palin appeared at the Iowa State Fair — just in time for her to catch the attention of the assembled national political media mob in town for the Ames Straw Poll.

On Saturday, she visited Ronald Reagan’s childhood home in Dixon, Ill., and his nearby alma mater of Eureka College. She was in Eureka when the straw poll results were released, and NBC News asked her what she thought of the results.

“The prediction was that it would either be Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann because they spent a lot of time and energy to make sure they had delegates there who would cast those votes — so not really a surprise,” Palin told NBC, the only major news outlet following her in Illinois.

That single camera marked a dramatic change from the media horde that pursued Palin during her May swing through the Northeast. That first leg of the tour, which began in Washington, D.C., and wound up in New Hampshire, lasted six days.

On Sunday, Palin was touring the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., when the news broke that Tim Pawlenty was dropping out of the race.

“I would love to have seen Pawlenty stay in there and allow the voters to decide, not internal political machinery decide who should be in the race and who should not,” she told NBC’s Alex Moe.


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So is this the end of the bus tour or is she just taking a break while Perry, Romney & Bachmann compete for the headlines?
1 posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:43 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

It did the same thing yesterday:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2764133/posts

Freakin’ amazing.


2 posted on 08/16/2011 2:50:31 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Beaten Valve

I still contend that she has no intention of running for president. She is doing what she can to keep her name in the limelight and making the most of her fame. Nothing wrong with that except that she is giving her supporters false hope.


3 posted on 08/16/2011 2:50:43 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: humblegunner
The Search Feature can be your friend...
4 posted on 08/16/2011 2:52:12 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Beaten Valve
The Search Feature can be your friend!
5 posted on 08/16/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Pining_4_TX

If she runs, fine, if not, I hope she will come out soon and say so. Things are ramping up, and IMHO her supporters need to pick a conservative to get behind in the race - otherwise I fear the RINOs will pull ahead.


6 posted on 08/16/2011 2:55:28 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Herman Cain 2012 - http://www.arealleader.com)
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To: Beaten Valve
So is this the end of the bus tour or is she just taking a break while Perry, Romney & Bachmann compete for the headlines?

It's the Fred Thompson fan dance.

7 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:34 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Beaten Valve

If Sarah runs, she will enter on a Perry low note. Right now, Perry is riding high. Rasmussen has him way ahead. However, there are the undercurrents - the muslim contributor thing, other negative tidbits in the “off news”. When one or more of those off notes gets a bit more legs, Sarah can enter, if she is going to enter.


8 posted on 08/16/2011 2:58:43 PM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Pining_4_TX
“Nothing wrong with that except that she is giving her supporters false hope.”

And her supporters are attacking Bachman (the only other woman candidate) and providing a clear path for the RINO Perry and Romney to run away with it. She needs to either get in or get out.

9 posted on 08/16/2011 3:02:19 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Pining_4_TX
I still contend that she has no intention of running for president. She is doing what she can to keep her name in the limelight and making the most of her fame. Nothing wrong with that except that she is giving her supporters false hope.

I disagree on the basis that I believe Sarah Palin to be an honest person with integrity, not a sly manipulator scheming how to use her fame to make money (she's already a millionaire from her book sales and Fox News gig.) I take her at her word when she says she hasn't decided whether or not to run but will by September. Running for president is a very serious, life-altering decision. If Palin runs, she'll have to deal with a high level of opposition from the left and the GOP establishment. She should take her time. However, doing so does not preclude the reality that she could very well choose to run and wasn't playing games, as you and others suggest. We'll soon find out.

10 posted on 08/16/2011 3:02:43 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Beaten Valve

Those clowns at Politico are so Abrupt in their silly opinions.


11 posted on 08/16/2011 3:03:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Beaten Valve

Journalism = Reading someone’s Facebook pate.


12 posted on 08/16/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Sarah mentioned something the other day about attending a state fair in Alaska with Piper.

Perhaps she wants to enjoy whats left of the Alaskan summer....I imagine it’s rather short, so I don’t blame her.

If she’s going to announce, September 3rd would be a good time to do so.....she’ll be speaking to a TEA Party rally in Iowa, it’ the third anniversary of her acceptance speech at the GOP convention in St. Paul, and she could use the theme of the weekend....Labor Day....to remind voters of the massive job losses under Obama. I hope she goes for it.


13 posted on 08/16/2011 3:06:31 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama inherited a mild recession from George W. Bush and turned it into a major depression.)
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To: Jim Scott

You have more faith in politicians than I do.


14 posted on 08/16/2011 3:06:53 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: demshateGod

pate = page


15 posted on 08/16/2011 3:07:17 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: humblegunner

Arrgh, somehow I missed it.

I thought for sure that this was a new story today.

I beg for FR forgiveness...


16 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:07 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Pining_4_TX
I am of the opposite opinion. I think she will run and is biding her time and under the radar is setting her traps.

If/when she announces, I believe that an entire organization will rise up out of the ground in seven to ten key states showing up like mushrooms after a spring rain.

She will explode across the political spectrum and rout anyone out there.

I'm hoping anyway.

17 posted on 08/16/2011 3:10:28 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Beaten Valve

First the “media” complains that they can’t keep up with her and don’t know her schedule or where she’s going, now they complain that it’s “over”.


18 posted on 08/16/2011 3:15:33 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Beaten Valve
In a note posted on her Facebook page Monday, Palin said she’s headed “back to Alaska for the start of the school year.”

HOLY FLIPPIN' CRAP! What IS this woman thinking?! She is SOOOO out-of-touch with REAL Americans. Imagine stopping a bus tour to get her kids back in school. /sarc

19 posted on 08/16/2011 3:15:33 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Beaten Valve

Can’t you read?
“Palin said she’s headed “back to Alaska for the start of the school year.” Governor Palin has two children still in school at home.

The press is following the bus being paid for by the Taxpayer, a.k.a. the Obama campaign bus.

Governor Palin is getting her kids ensconced in school right now while Perry, Romney & Bachmann and NINE other announced Republican candidates continue to tear each at other and get cut up by the mainstream media.

The unannounced Palin campaign will resume in two weeks. In the intervening two weeks there will be more publicity and attention paid to Governor Palin than to any of the other 12 republican candidates.


20 posted on 08/16/2011 3:16:35 PM PDT by ngat
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To: TexasCajun

She had to abruptly put her kid back in school which abruptly starts Wednesday. That start date has abruptly been on the school district’s calendar for months.


21 posted on 08/16/2011 3:18:02 PM PDT by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I hope you’re right.

I asked yesterday what the “drop dead” date was for her to enter, and someone mentioned as late as Nov. 1st in order to qualify for some of the primaries.

At that date, I’ve got to believe that we’ll be so entrenched arguing the issues and battling Obama’s weak leadership that Palin should just be able to slide in from stage right and join the battle. And one of the Big 3 may have dropped out by then too.

The media has already covered all of her “dirty laundry”, so basically it’s going to be the GOP vs. Obama all the way to November 2012...


22 posted on 08/16/2011 3:19:55 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: jeffc
First the “media” complains that they can’t keep up with her and don’t know her schedule or where she’s going, now they complain hope that it’s “over”.

Wishful thinking...LOL!

23 posted on 08/16/2011 3:20:01 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Beaten Valve

Question: Is there a true deadline for which one can enter/announce their Presidential bid?


24 posted on 08/16/2011 3:21:49 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Beaten Valve

She’s such a tease. No way is she running. Not with Michelle Bachmann doing so well.


25 posted on 08/16/2011 3:24:13 PM PDT by dennisw (A total waste of oxye)
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To: Pining_4_TX
I still contend that she has no intention of running for president.

How do you like your crow?

With Fava beans and a nice Chianti?

26 posted on 08/16/2011 3:27:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Regulation is government control of capital, and government control of capital is socialism.)
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To: Lucky9teen
“Question: Is there a true deadline for which one can enter/announce their Presidential bid?”

If you want to run as a Republican it can be done at the convention.

That's how Eisenhower got it instead of MacArthur

27 posted on 08/16/2011 3:29:28 PM PDT by hans56
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To: ngat
The unannounced Palin campaign will resume in two weeks

If it's unannounced how will anyone know?

Is that some more brilliant Reagan-esque timing?

Or are you maybe just pulling words out from between your buttocks?

28 posted on 08/16/2011 3:30:33 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: justsaynomore

If she runs, fine, if not, I hope she will come out soon and say so. Things are ramping up, and IMHO her supporters need to pick a conservative to get behind in the race - otherwise I fear the RINOs will pull ahead.
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The RINOs are ahead now. Conservatives need to get on one horse to win this race.


29 posted on 08/16/2011 3:31:45 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Beaten Valve
Palin is going stay somewhat off to the side while Rick Black Cloud Perry takes the full force of the MSM onslaught. If they take him down she pops up and is fresh. If Perry ju jitsus the MSM he blocks her out.
30 posted on 08/16/2011 3:32:17 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

The problem with Palin isn’t Palin, the problem is that the media has successfully demonized her and painted her as crazy (even some otherwise conservative people I know have gotten suckered by that) and she hasn’t had nearly enough time to overcome that and prove them wrong.

Right now, the meme is “voting for that crazy lady Palin means you’re crazy too.” There isn’t enough time to overcome that before November 2012, and I think she knows that. She won’t be running for President in her own right this time by, I think.


31 posted on 08/16/2011 3:32:59 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
I am of the opposite opinion.

I think she will run and is biding her time and under the radar is setting her traps.

Bingo!

As I posted on THIS thread:

Palin and Romney know the same thing: Few are paying attention

Believe it or not, in their quests (or probable quest in Palin’s case) for the GOP nomination both Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney are working under the same premise: No one is paying attention right now.

Sure, some people are paying attention. But that “some” is probably you and me and maybe 5% of the rest of the voting population. Figure that between just 2-5 million people have watched any of the debates thus far.

While Thursday night’s 5 million viewers was impressive for primary debate standards, it still represents less than 4% of the usual voter turnout. That means 96% of the 2012 voting public (among them at least 52 million McCain voters) on a Summer Thursday night, against little other programming, in the middle of a depression, during a media-hyped GOP race, with a chance to pick a candidate to throw out the Golfing Fundraiser-in-Chief, couldn’t even be bothered to tune in.

Palin knows this. And Romney knows this. And this explains each of their strategies...

-- snip --

Governor Palin is leading **her** forces in the same strategic way that WILLIAM WALLACE led **his** small, but dedicated, army -- in the very risky (but ultimately, very successful) "delayed" defense against the superior forces of the English "heavy horse" attackers.


Hold... Hold... Hold...
NOW!

He, too, goaded a prideful superior force into (unwisely, as it happened) committing themselves fully against him, so that he could use their strengths against them -- when the timing was EXACTLY right for victory.


32 posted on 08/16/2011 3:33:06 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: Beaten Valve

She might announce on Labor Day. As in, there’s no jobs on Labor Day.


33 posted on 08/16/2011 3:33:26 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: humblegunner

“If it’s unannounced how will anyone know?”

It has been obvious to everyone since Governor Palin resigned to start it, except to people like you who have their head up between their buttocks.


34 posted on 08/16/2011 3:35:46 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
It has been obvious to everyone since Governor Palin resigned

She did WHAT?

35 posted on 08/16/2011 3:38:10 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Beaten Valve

It was the first time I had seen it...so thank you for posting. I don’t have a lot of time to back more thana page or two...at least not from the workdesk ;-)


36 posted on 08/16/2011 3:38:15 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Spktyr
I agree. I love Palin, but I don't think she will run. I do think she needs to either get in or get out. Too many folks are attacking the other candidates in hopes they can keep them from gaining ground while Palin sits on the bench. They are betting the farm on Palin, and if she does not run, they are going to be devastated and may not even vote. She is killing any enthusiasm for the other candidates.
37 posted on 08/16/2011 3:38:53 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Beaten Valve

“Abrupt” is totally meaningless. Does anyone think that Sarah Palin tells Politico ahead of time what her plans are?


38 posted on 08/16/2011 3:39:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: humblegunner

LOL.


39 posted on 08/16/2011 3:45:25 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Beaten Valve

She promised to announce her candidacy from AK.


40 posted on 08/16/2011 3:52:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Even Herbert Hoover kept a AAA bond rating.)
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To: Pining_4_TX
"“I would love to have seen Pawlenty stay in there and allow the voters to decide, not internal political machinery decide who should be in the race and who should not,”

We all know how this straw poll works.If you go and work you get votes. It meant nothing but eliminating Romney down the totem pole but her comment makes no sense. It is almost like she is mad her name was not written in because she stopped at the last minute and when it wasn't she took her toys and went home. Very strange.

Perry is being crowned and I don't think I like him because of that article linked on Drudge of him liking Gore so much. Go Bachmann and Cain!

41 posted on 08/16/2011 3:53:23 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: humblegunner

“She did WHAT?”

What, what? You did not know Governor Palin resigned the Governorship of Alaska to begin a run at the presidency?


42 posted on 08/16/2011 3:54:45 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Beaten Valve
Sarah said last weekend that she will make her decision known in September. She didn't say WHEN in September, but she said she didn't want to be thought of as stringing her supporters along.

In the past, most candidates didn't even begin their campaigns until very late in the year before the Presidential elections. Ronald Reagan didn't enter the race until Nov. of 1979, before the 1980 election.

43 posted on 08/16/2011 3:55:49 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: harpu
The Search Feature

Personally, I don't search for anything.......I got the "view all" thread feature....

44 posted on 08/16/2011 4:03:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: harpu
The Search Feature

Personally, I don't search for anything.......I got the "view all" thread feature....

45 posted on 08/16/2011 4:03:03 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: dennisw

Michele Bachmann can’t be making too many gaffs like she did today, wishing Evis Presley a commemorative “Happy Birthday,” when this (August 16, 1977) is the 34th anniversary of his death. When the grind of the campaign starts to wear, I hope she has fine tuned her skills to avoid this kind of stuff. I want Mishele Bachmann to shine for the long haul of her campaign.


46 posted on 08/16/2011 4:34:40 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: HwyChile
She needs to either get in or get out.

Oh bull crap, she doesn't have to do any such thing......Once the deadline for declaring who is officially running arrives, those who are in will be in and those who aren't won't. These people have been in the limelight for almost two years now so I think it's safe to say that the public knows who they are, what they stand for and who they're probably gonna vote for.....So I'm not wasting my time worrying about any of them.

People need to get a life and get outside and enjoy the summer while it's still here.......

47 posted on 08/16/2011 4:37:12 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: Beaten Valve; Lucky9teen

The latest date she can enter and be on a primary ballot in every state is November 22, 2011.


48 posted on 08/16/2011 4:43:02 PM PDT by CedarDave (Use the FR sidebar to track favorite keyword threads.)
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To: humblegunner

Someone was real mad and let Palin’s husband know they were mad about this.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/iowa-fairgoer-confronts-todd-palin-about-sell-out-sarah-palin/


49 posted on 08/16/2011 4:48:14 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Todd should have decked her.
I’ll bet he could have taken that woman down, you betcha.


50 posted on 08/16/2011 4:54:36 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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