Skip to comments.Sarah Palin pulling out the stops (GOP miffed on Mitt’s big day)
Posted on 06/02/2011 2:47:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
GOP megastar Sarah Palins bus tour rumbled toward the Hub last night, driving into a Republican Party furor as her headline-grabbing East Coast trip threatened to overshadow todays presidential announcement by party front-runner Mitt Romney.
She will certainly be in New Hampshire to rain on Mitts parade, wrote Massachusetts GOP spokesman Tim Buckley in an e-mail obtained by the Herald. Bay State GOP officials confirmed yesterday that Buckley wrote the e-mail, but said it was a private exchange and not an official communication.
I guess she blew in with the storm, sniffed state House minority leader Bradley H. Jones (R-North Reading) yesterday, a longtime Romney supporter. She may generate a lot of attention, but given the choice between seeing Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, Id much rather see Romney.
It is becoming more and more clear to people that this is about Sarah and her brand and not a presidential campaign, said one Romney consultant, who added, Shes not making any friends within the political communities. If you cared about things like delegates and primaries, I think youd be a little more attentive.
Still, the rogue road trip put Palin back in the national spotlight, said Steve Duprey, a national Republican committeeman in New Hampshire whose wife volunteers for Romney but who said he is neutral in the race.
Simply by putting her family in a bus and touring around the country shes generating more media attention than most candidates, Duprey said. All the discussions before were about other candidates. Shes changed the conversation just by getting on a bus.
Meanwhile, Romney kept a relatively low profile yesterday, quietly tweeting last night: Big day tomorrow. Join my @livestream event as I announce my candidacy for President in New Hampshire.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Is Sarah Palin's Rolling Thunder just a passing storm? "....But Palin kick-started her Harley just in time to muffle Rep. Michele Bachmanns expected announcement of her candidacy later this week. Bachmann said she doesnt consider Palin a competitor. Palin may feel otherwise.
While Bachmann is striving for attention, Palin will be generating buzz by inviting another presidential candidate onto her bus Herman Cain, an African American pizza magnate who presents no threat to her.
Unlike Bachmann, Mitt Romney, the unloved front-runner, could actually be helped by Palin. He doesnt mind the media chasing after a shinier object while he continues his quest to get right with the Republican base on health care.
If Palin enters the fray, the Republican establishment will turn its lonely eyes to Romney to stop her.
Even if she only flirts with a run, Palin can still be toxic to the hopes of others. Conservatives in Iowa are just beginning to warm to Tim Pawlenty, who has been morphing from a mild-mannered former governor of bluish Minnesota to Dirty Harry...."
Palin's trip steals spotlight from legitimate candidates "WASHINGTON -- My advice to Sarah Palin, not that she would take it, is that she'd better be careful. If she keeps pretending to run for the presidential nomination, people might take her seriously.
The former half-term Alaska governor's "One Nation" bus tour has made the Republican establishment nervous. If her aim is just to get back in the news, reinflate the Palin brand and boost her speaking fees, then party leaders have every reason to be pleased. In the unlikely event that she's actually running, they have every reason to order another Scotch.
What the GOP should worry about is the intoxication that adoring crowds often induce in politicians. Palin might board the bus intending to pull a Trump and disembark convinced that now, more than ever, the nation requires her service. The hosannas ringing in her ears might deafen her to voices of reason.
Odds are it won't happen. But the fact that Palin's ego trip so easily stole the spotlight from the actual Republican candidates shows what a challenge the party faces in trying to deny President Obama a second term...."
Shes not making any friends within the political communities.”
Oh Goodness me! She thinks the little people are more important than the establishment! That will NEVER do! /
Yeah! I loved that quote. So telling!
Shes not making any friends within the political communities....”
She doesn’t give a rat’s behind about the political communities - and that’s what is so refreshing about her. (among other things of course).
Palin is light years ahead of all the others.
Sarah 2012 !
Free publicity from the MSM ! Weeeeee !
Palin has timing and good political instincts.
For now, the rest of the GOP field appears timid, waiting for their talking points and the GOP starting gun.
Isn’t it awesome. I loved this quote too. “All the discussions before were about other candidates. Shes changed the conversation just by getting on a bus.
And that seems not to mean anything special to them.
Typical, “Boxers or briefs Mr Clinton?” Lefty distraction.
REALLY? The Republican Party ACTUALLY considers Rommney the front runner?
That would be conceding the election to Obama!
Mitt is a Republican extra lite...........
If the GOP does not back a true conservative they will lose to the worse President this Nation has ever had. And what would that say about them?
When she quit the Gov's office, something hit me. and I told a couple of friends who think I see things others don't and they agreed. I said she is building something I think she will start her own party. She is trying to pull the GOP in her direction, but if the GOP still wants to play these pallor games screw-um, I can see her building a team from the ground up and going Independent. Who needs a convention and delegates when your structure doesn't need one.
I know 3rd party will mean Obama wins, It can't be done, bla bla bla...
Tell that to Glenn on 9/12, 8/28, the Tea Party Victories last year and now this Bus Tour.
This little Romney tea and crumpet party boy better watch it, he don't get we can do anything we put our minds too...
If she is Ticking people in the Party off that is A MAJOR plus for me,they have been infuriating me for years with the Losers they have been putting forward,GO SARAH you will have my vote and money if you run,Romney wont
In view of his refusal to disavow "Romneycare" that is going to be a loooong hard quest.
Maybe he should try for something easier. Run for Pope instead of President.
I wish Piper would carry a camera and snap some pictures of the msm.
If Sarah doesn't run, I get the feeling she's out there to take Romney out, and open the door for a conservative.
Hope yer well.....stay safe.
I smell fear.
Palin CAN take the GOP nomination.
As for the oft mentioned rap about leaving the governorship in Alaska — she wasn’t quitting, she was being a tactical commander.
Why (if only to appease those who say you’ll be labeled a “quitter”) stand your ground when you know your enemy has the advantage there, that they have no honor and that they are intent on driving you into the dirt?
You regroup and fight on the battlefield of your own choosing. As she is doing.
Romney was “da boy” for the Republicans from the start. He has been groomed for 10 years and was the next “privileged” one selected from the royal stable of anointed Republican “pre-selectees.”
Only problem is that Sarah has somehow woke up the zombie Republicans and they now see through all of the “smoke and mirrors” the RINOs and lifers in the party have thrown up to always get “da boyz” set up as their candidate.
This is it. The last chance we have to take our country and American lifestyle back...and Palin and Bachmann know it and are pulling out all stops to let the people know that too!
Think God, at least there are two people who take the last stand for American, and guess what? They are not the spineless male politicians of today’s wasted Congress...THEY ARE WOMEN!
Gee, Brad, and you wonder why the number of MA GOP legislators is smaller than Anthony Weiner's junk.
“If the GOP does not back a true conservative they will lose to the worse President this Nation has ever had. And what would that say about them?”
That it is past time for a second party.
Well, certainly a 3rd party would indeed guarantee an Obama reelection, but the upside is the spine chiller the GOP will get about paying attention to the conservative movement. We`re not dominant in numbers, but we can make a powerful electoral point.
You would be too, if you woke up one morning and suddenly realized you'd been feverishly supporting a left-leaning "moderate" whose resume, boiled down to its essence, was:
1.) Plastic game show host hair; AND --
2.) ObamaCare Lite. ;)
I said she is building something I think she will start her own party. She is trying to pull the GOP in her direction, but if the GOP still wants to play these pallor games screw-um, I can see her building a team from the ground up and going Independent. Who needs a convention and delegates when your structure doesn't need one.
Don't know if you're right or not, but she's the only one out there that would have a chance of pulling it off. At the presidential level, it is likely to fall short as a new entity - the real test would be if a loss destroyed or strengthened the foundation she builds.
I hear you.
But I don’t want any “Third Party” for 2012.
No more split-vote Ross Perot wins for the Left.
If she takes that route, I’ll have to walk away.
If she wants to rebuild the GOP, I’ll march beside her.
She’s already mobilized conservatives and gotten wins for the GOP.
I will not vote for Mitt Romney.
If the RINO’s put him up the Republicans are done for.
Might as well go third party.
I cannot see how America can survive another 4 years of Obama, but if the RINO’s decide that is what they want, there isn’t much we can do about it.
Romney is Obama light.
I could accept Romney being President In New Hampshire. I would not like to have him as President in the Rest Of The Country, though.
It would be conceding the election to an effective socialist no matter which of them were to win. In fact, it might be worse to have an effective manager doing it to us.
Bachman is right about that. With Palin in it there really is no competition with Bachman.
can someone educate me how one become a delegate and why they’re important during the primary. I thought ordinary citizen pick their primary leaders
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama isn't!
Venturer, instead of going third party, do what I and some others plan on doing . . .write-in Palin’s name.
If Romney really was the "clear front runner" and Palin really was "just an entertainer" it wouldn't matter a hill of beans what she did on Mittster's special day.
Romney attacking Gov. Palin ---- for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
The way Team Romney eviscerated her in 2008, I’m glad she’s giving him some payback. He deserves this and soooooo much more.
Why be Pope when he's shooting for god of his own planet?
Precisely, but Willard Romney is only the front runner in polls.
He’s just the same old washed-up Romney he was in ‘08.
Now that would be funny on couple of levels.
I hope she doesn’t stop by to give his campaign a boost...!
What it shows is, someone that holds more political capital in her little finger than any other known candidate republican or democrat.
She hasn’t even begun to take that velvet bat out and start breaking heads.... In the mean time she gets stronger and more powerful.