Skip to comments.Iowa Ruckus Exclusive:Palin Will Not Run for President(?)(Perry supporter Ken Crow)
Posted on 08/31/2011 11:38:35 AM PDT by Conservative Firster
As I jumped in my car yesterday and headed home from work, I immediately recognized the raspy, Texas-seasoned voice coming across Newsradio 1040 WHO. It was Ken Crow, founder of Tea Party of America, the organization sponsoring this weekends Restoring America Event, which will feature former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
I recognized Crows voice because, while attending the Polk County GOP Summer Picnic on Saturday afternoon, I had been approached by Crow who was hoping to arrange a meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry, a presidential candidate and one of the speakers at the event. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I was at the event as a Perry volunteer, signing people up to receive additional information about the candidate. Crow, apparently not realizing that I was a nobody who has never even met Perry, let alone someone who has any sway whatsoever with his campaign (in fact, Ive not endorsed any candidate and I was simply there as a favor to a friend), told me he wanted to meet with the Texas Governor and perhaps endorse him in the near future.
I love Sarah Palin, Crow told me, but I know for a fact she aint gonna run.
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I’ve got it!
The evil witch, Sarah Palin, is planning to make a killing by having her minions make huge bets on Intrade as to when she’s announcing. It’s all too fiendishly simple.
They are out to reduce the crowd Sarah will draw to this event in hopes of getting her not to run. A known Perry supporter, saying this no less.
Perry must be very worried indeed.
AHHH the “plot” thickens!!!!
You are wrong!!
Don't spread lies.
Why not tell Crow to stop spreading lies?
If Sarah does not run and Michele doesn’t get the nomination than we are so doomed (I would actually say the f word if allowed). Perry is so much a snake oil salesman that I can’t believe how intelligent FREEPERS are falling for him. I don’t necessarily blame them because it has happened over and over again.
And I thought Christine O'Donnell and Palin were pals.
If Palin is backing out because she doesn't want to share the stage with another conservative woman, then she is going to destroy her own credibility. Palin would certainly appear to be petty if that is the reason.
Let us hope that is not the reason.
How does having Christine O'Donnell sabotage Sarah? Didn't she endorse O'Donnell in 2010?
I love Sarah Palin, Crow told me, but..”
Nuf Said. Think I will be simplistic and stupid and wait to see what Sarah says. I bet she knows better than anyone.
Jealous, misogynist RINO Governors Attempt to Silence Gov. Palin
"GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference
The Republican Governors Conference Press Guidelines promised
that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin would take approximately
20 minutes of questions at todays morning press conference.
Instead, this press conference, attended by 150 local and national media
and taped by 26 video cameras, disintegrated into a fiasco
when Texas Governor Rick Perry shut it down after
only five minutes and four questions."
"Eight other governors assembled on the stage, all men, seemed
visibly uncomfortable with the Palin at center stage format.
When Perry stepped in front of Palin at the podium to announce
it was over just as it was getting started, Palin looked irritated,
and the media shouted, Youve got to be kidding,
This is ridiculous, "Come on, and
We were promised more questions.
Ah, remember Palin inferred that she believed Perry wasn’t going to run and was surprised when he announced?
I think Palin is using their own trap against them. And Crow will be eating, well, himself.
Everything before the BUT is Bull. It’s a typical liberal qualifier.
Well, it is beginning to look like neither of those events is going to occur. I guess we're all doomed.
I think Palin is on Perry’s team. I think she’s going to be tapped for Energy Secretary.
I'm sick of all these so-called T.E.A. Party leaders and their organizations.
I believe Sarah would elect not to appear if so-called Perry supporter, Ken Crow, had the nerve to announce that he “knows for a fact she ain’t running”. Certainly, she would come down on him as hard as she did the Rove arrogance in second guessing her.
In fact, Rove may behind this whole fiasco. He can’t stand Palin or Perry.
Considering that both Palin and Perry would like to see the entire Energy Department scrapped, I don't see that happening.
Not sure why so many Freepers keep getting their panties in a bunch with every She is / She isnt story. Its early in the game, and if she jumps in all the better for our side, and if she doesnt then Perry can sure use her to help him on his run for the White House. Maybe we are so fired up to get this election started, we are in a hurry to rally around someone right now.
Ooo. Disinformation 101. Crow has Perry loyalty, but sets up an event for Sarah. It’s a trap. Sarah figures out the potential for setup, and feeds Crow bad information, which he then dutifully disseminates, exposing his true loyalty. Then there’s the hint of a Rovian element. All this increases the pressure for her to announce, in order to relieve the pressure of intense expectation, yet another attempt to pull her off side, make her act prematurely.
Yes, it’s all surmise, but rather fun. Spy vs Spy. And a good way to audition for President, too.
I don’t think Sarah is going to run. She is having way too much fun yanking the media’s chain.
The field is set, the nominee will be Perry with Mitt and Bachmann running neck and neck for second. Perry will have to chose a running mate from a battleground state like PA, WI, or OH. I would love to see Bachmann supplant Boener as speaker. with republican control of both houses. Then maybe we can undo all of the damage done by the Libtards.
We can all agree Rove is a Romney snake.
Whatever. I still think the two of them would make a great drill team when it comes to tapping the resources here in America.
Not buying it Bob. Wanting the field to be set isn’t the same thing as the field actually being set. This is the fog of war. Palin will tell us whether she’s in or out, and no one will know anything certain about it until then. Put me down for betting she’s in.
No we cant agree
” I’m sick of all these so-called T.E.A. Party leaders and their organizations. “ <<<
Sure, it’s a fiasco but don’t be so hard on an average Joe, who is no pol, trying to put together a huge event, dealing with the various versions of over the top egos, demands and their political posturing. Think if you were him. Maybe he leans Perry, maybe not. Heck, Crow may not even know that it’s all over the net that he is a Perry supporter, if he in fact is. Ordinary people are still not used to their private remarks and preferences going viral.
I feel sorry for O’Donnell. She too is an ordinary Joe who lacks experience and has been pummeled by both sides for bloopers that would be common to anyone of us who weren’t churned out of the “machine”.
Hmmm, a rare moment, to be relished, in that we actually agree on this, at least as a possibility.
For whatever reason Crow believes Palin is not running and was interested in possibly supporting Perry.
Ken Crow had never met Perry. He approached the author of the article in an effort to meet Perry.
There is absolutely no evidence Crow booked O'Donnell in an effort to sabotage Palin. I seriously doubt it would have achieved that goal anyway.
OK, he’s just a snake.
Just because you can't hold two separate thoughts in your head simultaneously doesn't mean it can't be done.
How would this guy know when her own “insiders” don’t?
I'm only fired up to help Palin win the presidency. If that isn't to be, I'm saying goodbye to all politics and just enjoy my retirement.
Getting in a SecEnergy would be the PERFECT spot to start decimating the ENTIRE Org!
Ditto. She is the only candidate with a track record of fighting corruption...if she chooses not to run; I'm done.
Until and unless I hear anything directly from Palin, this is all just a pack of PDS warp-horroids playing in the mud.
Don't fall for it. We all have higher aspirations, I'd like to think, than to behave like a bunch of string-hung puppets for Machiavellian filth like this to jerk around at their diseased whim.
I believe those Palin & Perry are talking strategy.
It will be an interesting to see how this unfolds.
” Maybe we are so fired up to get this election started, we are in a hurry to rally around someone right now. “ <<<<
You diagnosed the whole situation in a nut shell. WE NEED A LEADER. Now. That is why getting in early and hitting hard was necessary. We need our potential nominee to emerge early in this cycle for all the obvious reasons. We may not make it to the election if we can’t pull up our power source soon. The in-fighting is not comforting and because of the urgency, we will soon be looking around in larger numbers toward who exactly is responsible for it.
...now the question is "who put him up to it?"
Lots of people predicting that Palin will run. Lots of people predicting that she won’t run. Once her decision is known, lots of people will have been right and lots of people will have been wrong.
And few if any of those people will have done anything but make lucky guess.
I will go with nice snake
You are correct, there is plenty of time for her to jump in the race. The reason it is so hotly debated is because she is very polarizing, and many here have staked everything on her.
To me, it is obvious that she is not running, for many reasons. But I have no inside information. She may decide to run, in which case I will support her. I’m closer to Bachmann ideologically, but Bachmann’s gaffes are giving me pause. I’m lukewarm on Perry. Don’t love him, but will support him.
We`ve been hearing for weeks that this shindig is The Big One, and Palin is going to announce.
Now the folks who`ve been cheerleading all of that are saying Tea Party leaders are out to get Palin, and while Palin had no trouble supporting RINO McCain, somehow appearing onstage with O`Donnell is `backstabbing` her, Perry is aRINO, and everybody`s out to get her.
Either Palin is so lacking in judgment that she can`t possibly be considered a legitimate possibility for the WH, she`s paranoid to the point of near-insanity [I don`t believe either of those]...or everyone is out to get Poor Sarah! [I don`t think Palin is `poor` anything.]
Bailing on this is her version of McCain `suspending my campaign.`
Perry is going to load up his cabinet witrh Texas cronies. Trhey own him.
You should listen to Mark Steyn explain the phrase. He does it much better than I (and did so a while back when he sat in for Rush).
But he’s right. And I’ll bet you if/when Palin jumps in, Crow will be singing a different tune.