Skip to comments.Iowa tea party event to feature Palin and O'Donnell
Posted on 08/30/2011 5:20:20 AM PDT by Hawk720
Former Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has joined Sarah Palin as a speaker at a tea party rally this weekend in Iowa, one of the event's organizers told CNN.
A representative of O'Donnell, who is travelling the country to promote her book "Troublemaker," approached the rally's representatives Monday to ask if there was room for her to speak, Charlie Gruschow, national co-chairman of the Iowa-based Tea Party of America, said. And there was.
No other national leaders will be addressing the rally, Gruschow said. Palin is slated as the event's closing speaker on Saturday afternoon.
Palin's address is drawing interest from around the nation, according to Gruschow, who said he has not been given any additional information on what the former Alaska governor may discuss at the event.
"She will make a major statement at the event," Gruschow said last week. "Whether it be an announcement to run, not to run, or lay a marker in the sand for other candidates."
The rally is meant to help promote the tea party values of limited government, the importance of the Constitution and fiscal responsibility, event organizers have said.
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Ok, I bet this is it.
One way or another we will all know her plans after this event.
Will she run?
Will she endorse Rick Perry?
Will she announce she’s not running but without endorsing anybody?
Will she do something else?
Whatever it is, I think it’s going to be big.
More Info: http://www.teapartyofamerica.org/
The best way to look at it is that anything Palin does is big anyway.
She will announce her candidacy when she thinks it’s best. Patience is a virtue.
One candidates "marker" is another candidates kneecap. I predict there will be some unhappy campers after her address and they won't be Governor Palin's supporters.
You better watch out,
You better not cry,
Better not pout,
I'm telling you why:
Sarahcuda is coming to town.
She's making a list,
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out
Who's naughty and nice.
Sarahcuda is coming to town.
She’s made it clear she is committed to the Republican Party primary process...no third party.
It’s built. OFP, Organize For Palin, is already down to the congressional district level.
Palin does not have to challenge us to build a 50-state team; it’s already here. Go to this page to get the info for your state:
Built it is.
Christine O’Donnell ? Well, that sure adds gravity to this event.
I didn't think Yoda was allowed here anymore
Sure does. Both Palin and O'Donnell took on the GOP establishment and corruption in their states and won. The GOP leadership in DE has been stripped of RINOS.
And she would have been a better Senator by a factor of 100 than that idiot Chris Coons.
She will announce her candidacy IF she thinks it’s best. My thinking right now is that it’s NOT best. I hope she sees it that way. I look forward to her playing the same fantastic supporting role she played in 2010. Then serving as Secretary of Energy. The. Running for President in 2020.
By adding this looney to the agenda, they sure diminished Palin further. Now, Palin will be paired at the event with this looney as the featured duo speakers. Well, does not get any worse for the Palin supporters.
I know of C4P, I am on the list, we don’t have a state coordinator and quiet frankly I am not impressed and it is looking like all hat and no cattle. Won’t answer my emails, request to meet with people to get something going. You tell me what the heck is going on, I am not happy with them at this point...
You were using Perot as an example. He started a third party. That’s what I was responding to.
If she does what what you’re describing...welcome to the Party.
Thankx TCM, I did need to explain myself.
I'm not about tossing her under the bus.
The ODS is strong with this one.
After Rove predicted she’d announce her candidacy on 2 or 3 September, the Palin site said this:
“Setting The Record Straight: Wrong & Misleading
Posted on August 23, 2011
Three years ago DC pundits predicted with glee the demise of Sarah Palin’s political career. This past weekend their tune changed, citing false information that she has made a decision and set a date regarding a future campaign. Any professional pundit claiming to have “inside information” regarding Governor Palin’s personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public. These are the same tired establishment political games that fuel the 24 hour news cycle and that all Americans will hopefully reject in 2012, and this is more of the “politics-as-usual” that Sarah Palin has fought against throughout her career.”
RT @RealClearScott: Charlie Gruschow (Tea Party of America co-founder) confirms Christine O’Donnell will not speak at Palin rally on Sat.
1 hour ago
Looks like it’s a bogus story!
Apparently she was disinvited after the TP group received tons of e-mails criticizing the decision of these folks to use COD as a warm-up act for Palin.
Hahahaha....the organizers thought better too and dis-invited this looney. Thank god for the sake of the seriousness of the Tea Party movement.
“Christine ODonnell Wont Appear After All at Tea Party Rally” http://on.wsj.com/qrrbR1
Does this mean Christine is going to announce a run for President?
Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. Our Maryland group is doing quite well. Don’t forget that it is all volunteer, so that may explain the lack of email response. (I have had some issues along those lines here, as well.)
Interesting point: If it were not for this site, I would not have gotten that at all, as I am in no way a “Star Wars” fan. But Yoda’s manner of speaking has been referenced here so many times that I got your joke.
Nope she was invited to attend never to speak.
Gee, it sounds more like the sponsoring group didn’t have its act together. How does that make COD a looney?
And where did the supposed emails come from?
The story makes the organizers look like amateurs, but then again, that’s the Tea Party and that’s OK with me.
But “the looney” took down Castle and Tom Ross here in DE, and no one was ever able to do that.
What’s your contribution been?
Christine, I think you’re a great gal, but this is Gov. Palin’s moment. For the moment, you are out, unfair as it may seem. Your time will come soon. Bob
Not so, already debunked, Palin will speak, O’Donnell will not. As per C4P.
Even their website lists no one for New Hampshire or South Carolina.
Maybe we should add "debunked" to the thread title.
Seems pretty normal though.........
It is now officially un-debunked, getting stranger all the time.
@ChristineOD Christine O’Donnell
In Troublemaker I talk about ‘rising above it’, and have humbly re-accepted the re-invitation to speak in Iowa on Saturday.
Circus. Sarah must be pissed.
And it gets me Wayward, I am in Michigan and my gut tells me this State could be the big enchilada. Where is the ground game? She has or we have to build it, but if some folks set up a website nationally to do so and I get they are probably volunteers what gives when they can't even ask me to take the ball and run with it even if I am the wrong person to do it, or put me on a list as grunts and say we will get back to you?
O4P better get their act together and soon...
See post # 42.
The "looney" is back on the schedule.
Who's the looney now?
OK I checked Florida. 14 of 67 counties have a co-ordinator. Yikes!
The problem with Palin not running for president is that nobody out there even comes close.
Because the problems we have are summed up in one word: corruption.
To be the right president in these times, you have to hate corruption and you have to have the record to show it.
Only Palin has this.
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