Skip to comments.Sarah Palin tour comes to abrupt halt
Posted on 08/16/2011 2:48:35 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
After just four days on the road, Sarah Palins bus tour is going dormant again.
In a note posted on her Facebook page Monday, Palin said shes headed back to Alaska for the start of the school year.
Whats 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 shell be back on the road before long shes scheduled to keynote a Sept. 3 tea party rally in Waukee, Iowa, near Des Moines.
Her Facebook note didnt mention it, but shes also scheduled to headline an Oct. 7 rally with Glenn Beck in St. Charles, Mo., according to a local conservative talk-radio stations announcement Monday.
The leg of Palins One Nation bus tour thats 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 Reagans 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 NBCs Alex Moe.
It did the same thing yesterday:
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.
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.
It's the Fred Thompson fan dance.
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.
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.
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.
Those clowns at Politico are so Abrupt in their silly opinions.
Journalism = Reading someone’s Facebook pate.
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.
You have more faith in politicians than I do.
pate = page
Arrgh, somehow I missed it.
I thought for sure that this was a new story today.
I beg for FR forgiveness...
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.
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”.
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
Can’t you read?
“Palin said shes 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.