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  • GOVERNOR PALIN, PLEASE RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT IN 2016

    12/11/2014 7:13:59 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 139 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | 11 DECEMBER 2014 | EEE
    Governor Palin, If you or a member of your family is lurking here, please take some time to consider running for President of the United States - as an Independent candidate. - Only you, Mrs. Palin, can clean up the filthy corruption in Washington D.C. To get rid of the lobbyists and ruling class that penalizes everyday, working Americas while they and their advisors, consultants, and millionaire donors continue to get ever richer. - Only you can promote using our energy resources, which will in turn create high-paying jobs and rebuild the middle-class of America. - Only you can secure...
  • Palin on Ukraine: I told you so

    02/28/2014 3:15:45 PM PST · by Jean S · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | February 28th, 2014 05:36 PM ET
    (CNN) - Sarah Palin may be having a bragging rights moment. In 2008, when she was the GOP vice presidential nominee, Palin questioned in a speech whether then-Sen. Barack Obama would have the foreign policy credentials to handle a scenario in which Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.Follow @politicalticker"After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence – the kind of response that would only encourage Russia's Putin to invade Ukraine next," she said in Reno, Nevada on October 21, 2008. The former Alaska governor was happy to highlight her...
  • 1980s Nostalgia: Poll Finds Reagan Beats Obama in a Landslide

    04/10/2013 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies
    http://www.usnews.com ^ | April 10, 2013 | By KENNETH T. WALSH
    President Obama has been struggling to push his agenda through Congress and boost his popularity, but now there is another bit of bad news for him to chew on: A poll indicates that Obama would lose an election to Ronald Reagan, the champion of conservatism, if such a choice were possible today. And it would be a landslide. Fifty-eight percent of Americans would choose Reagan, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Research for the National Geographic Channel. Reagan, a Republican who won the elections of 1980 and 1984, would even capture 51 percent of voters aged 18 to 34,...
  • What Can We Do To Help Governor Palin Right Now? (buy the DVD)

    10/04/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 155 replies · 1+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | October 03. 2011 | Nicole Coulter
    I can’t wait to rush out tomorrow and buy my own DVD of The Undefeated … Meanwhile, Sandra Peppers has some great ideas for hosting viewing parties and more. This is a do-it-yourself effort. Everybody can play a valuable role. As Todd Palin commented on the interview with Steve Bannon last night … he was “blown away” at how much of Governor Palin’s record was covered, and covered well, in just a few short hours. Guest Submission by Sandra Peppers I know a lot of C4P peeps and “Palinistas” are disappointed and unhappy that Governor Palin has not announced her...
  • Palin On Why She Might Not Run

    09/28/2011 5:26:09 AM PDT · by New Jersey Realist · 238 replies
    National Journal ^ | 11/28/2011 | National Journal Staff
    Acknowledging that "decisions have to be made" quickly, Sarah Palin on Tuesday laid out a case for not running for president in 2012. Appearing on Fox News' On the Record, a favorite venue, Palin appeared to be talking herself out of the race in an interview with host Greta Van Susteren. "Is a campaign too shackling?" she mused. As the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, Palin said she felt encumbered by "handlers." Running for office "prohibits the freedom one needs to really make a difference," said the self-described "rogue" politician. Added Palin: "You don't need a title to make a...
  • Palin’s Poker Face

    09/29/2011 6:39:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 157 replies · 8+ views
    us4palin.com ^ | September 29, 2011 | Jelayne Sessler
    Last night I wrote my thoughts on just what might possibly be going on in the Palin camp (which we know is comprised of Sarah and Todd): Have you watched her interviews over the past few months? The commentary she uses to defer the “BIG question” is either, “still contemplating the huge life-changing decision” or more famously – “do I need a title to make a difference?” It seems to me these statements are more like her “I can’t announce right here and now” rebuttal – and it’s absolutely brilliant. She keeps the world guessing, gives the media the runaround,...
  • I've finally figured out what Palin is thinking

    09/28/2011 5:21:48 PM PDT · by Sarah-bot · 189 replies
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  • Palin ‘on the Verge’ of a Decision About Presidential Run

    09/27/2011 5:57:39 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 227 replies · 1+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 09/27/11 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Sarah Palin has been quiet recently. Surprisingly quiet. Ms. Palin, a one-time Alaska governor, is reportedly just days away from deciding whether to run for president. In the meantime, her Twitter feed and Facebook page have gone silent for the last 10 days. Her Web site has not been updated recently. And Ms. Palin has not appeared on Fox News for a week, since before the last Republican presidential debate.
  • Sarah Palin Can Square the William F. Buckley and Rush Limbaugh Rules For a Republican Primary

    09/25/2011 2:28:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 140 replies
    Human Events ^ | Sunday September 25, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Herman Cain win in the "Presidency 5" straw poll in Florida on Saturday has reset much of the narrative concerning the 2012 Republican presidential contest. Here are some questions being asked. First, was Cain's victory a reflection of the general dissatisfaction Republicans feel toward purported front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry? Second, could another candidate enter the presidential contest? Third, will the Republican primary contest be a battle between the William F. Buckley rule versus the Rush Limbaugh rule? If Republicans are indeed not enthused about Messrs. Perry and Romney, one candidate could be primed to enter the race who...
  • Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Rick Perry in deep trouble

    09/24/2011 5:24:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 446 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09\24\2011 | Marc Caputo and Alex Leary
    From the bottom of the polls to the top of the pack, businessman Herman Cain won the Republican Party of Florida’s nationally watched presidential straw poll Saturday in a sign that frontrunner Rick Perry is in deep trouble. Cain’s victory with 37 percent of the vote was a major defeat for Perry, the frontrunner in Florida and national polls, who garnered only 15 percent after wooing the nearly 3,000 party faithful with a free breakfast and mailers. The vote also showed how soft Republican support is for Mitt Romney, who came in third with 14 percent. Unlike Perry, though, he...
  • It's Your Destiny Sarah (Saturbray)

    09/24/2011 6:58:35 AM PDT · by bray · 19 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 11-24-11 | bray
    But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith LOVE, endurance and gentleness. 1 Tim 6:11 We are now seeing a huge void starting to develop in the presidential race. We are obviously in need of an articulate Conservative after the display we saw on Thursday during the debates. As much as Perry makes an attractive candidate from a resume standpoint, the last thing the Republicans need is another tongue tied Texan. His performance from a verbal standpoint was a disaster as it was a debate nobody won but Rick Perry lost. There is now...
  • Will Sarah Palin be the October surprise?

    09/23/2011 7:04:32 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 09/23/11 | Liz Marlantes
    It’s been a good few weeks for Sarah Palin. Now, a new national poll shows her trailing President Obama in a head-to-head matchup by just 5 points, 44 to 49 - this, after she had trailed him by more than 20 points for most of the year. That’s better than current GOP frontrunner Rick Perry, who trails the president 41 to 50 in the same poll. According to the survey, Palin’s recent jump in support has come mostly from independents, who have lately been abandoning the president in droves. Still, she remains a controversial figure: 72 percent of Republicans and...
  • Palin Hints "Unconventional" Landscape May Allow for Post-Nov. Entry

    09/22/2011 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Clairity · 201 replies · 4+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Josh Voorhees
    Political logic and election law suggest that anyone hoping to make a serious run for the White House next year will need to be formally in the race by November. Sarah Palin isn't so sure. ' The former Alaska governor appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show on Tuesday, where she hinted ever so slightly that the current "unconventional" political landscape may allow for a later entry. (At the least, she has already proved that the current landscape has allowed would - be candidates to drag out their decisions much longer than one would expect.) Here was her response to...
  • Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party

    09/22/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
    Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party By Mike Lillis - 09/22/11 02:46 PM ET It’s time for President Obama to quit watching sports and drinking beer with his political opponents in the hope it will lead to a bipartisan agreement, Rep. Maxine Waters said Thursday. The outspoken California Democrat needs to fight harder against the GOP and Tea Party and for Democratic policy priorities, outspoken Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Thursday. “He's been very nice about it,” Waters said of Obama’s budget negotiations with Republicans. “He's been on the other side of the...
  • Sarah Palin: I am still considering running for president

    09/21/2011 9:34:47 PM PDT · by bd476 · 172 replies
    The State Column ^ | September 21, 2011
    Sarah Palin: I am still considering running for president The State Column | Staff | Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin said Wednesday that she remains interested in seeking the 2012 Republican presidential nomination even as a recent poll shows a vast majority of Republican voters oppose her candidacy. “I think people are still going to be coming and going because there is still time, and I’m still one of those still considering,” Ms. Palin said during an appearance on Fox News. “There is still time…And I think on both sides of the aisle, you’re going...
  • When will Sarah Palin Announce? (I think I may Actually Know)

    09/21/2011 11:33:07 AM PDT · by parksstp · 152 replies
    Vanity ^ | 09-21-2011 | Parksstp
    Watching Palin, you know that when she does something, she only does it at 110% or more. And like most politicians, she doesn’t like to lose (see her 2008 night of the election – yeah, she was angry McCain wouldn’t let her speak, but I’m also sure deep down she was bitter over the fact that the American voters bought the whole “hope and changey” platitudes.) And obviously, she wants to fix that bitter taste from 2008. How she accomplishes that (runs, doesn’t run, etc) has been a matter of debate. The biggest hinderance you hear about Palin running for...
  • Welcome To Palin4America (P4A)

    09/20/2011 7:45:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 117 replies
    Palin 4 America ^ | 09/20/11 | Sheya
    Welcome to Palin4America. This site was originally planned to go live upon Governor Palin’s announcement. Due to details of the launch of this site being leaked, we decided to bring the launch day forward and go live now. We were still in the final stages of setting up this site when we went live, so you may come across some glitches, some empty categories and various items out of place. All of this will fall into place shortly. As we will explain in our official introductory post, this site, while hoping to attract supporters of Governor Palin, is mostly targeted...
  • “Undefeated”: Why I Refuse To Defend Sarah Palin…

    09/19/2011 7:36:41 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 22 replies
    Did she say that .com ^ | 06/01/11 | Sonnie Johnson
    A couple of months ago Stephen Bannon, the director of “Fire from the Heartland”, called and said, “I’m working on a top secret film and I want you in it.” “I’m there.” Two weeks ago, I got to see the rough cut of that film, Sarah Palin “Undefeated”. It’s a cerebral look at Who and What is Sarah Palin. From the Valdez oil spill, to the Wasilla Mayor’s office, to the state oil industry, and through an incumbent Republican towards the Governorship; Palin’s record speaks for itself. And I am honored to be apart of the film. But, I will...
  • Palin’s Cold War: How President Palin Will Defeat Terrorists and the Countries that Harbor Them

    09/16/2011 6:46:30 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 31 replies
    Students4Palin ^ | 9/15/2011
    For the past ten years, America has been at war. Over the course of this war, more than 7,000 U.S. and coalition servicemen and women have died in Afghanistan and in Iraq. Still, there is no end in sight. We pour money into these countries, we sacrifice our brave men and women, and yet, progress is slow. Many of the problems we face stem from our leaders’ inability to understand the nature of the present conflict. Like the Cold War, the “war on terror” is primarily a conflict of ideas–a clash of irreconcilable world views. As the limited success we...
  • Sarah Palin to Announce Today on Bob&Mark Show?

    09/16/2011 3:50:05 AM PDT · by newfreep · 216 replies · 2+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | Sept 16, 2011 | HillBuzz
    Excerpt: Many believe the Governor will announce her presidential bid on the show today — since she appears to indeed be scheduled as a guest at 930am PST…which is 1130am CST and 1230pm EST. Read more: http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/16/sarah-palin-on-the-bob-mark-show-in-alaska-at-930am-pst-91611/
  • Palin's Shrewd White House Strategy: Populism 101

    09/14/2011 11:57:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hispanic Business ^ | September 14, 2011 | Paul Goldman, former chairman VA Dem Party and Professor Mark J. Rozell
    With her recent attacks on "corporate crony capitalism" and the "permanent political class," Sarah Palin is telling supporters she is indeed running for president. But in 2016, not 2012. There is likely no mileage in running a late-entry campaign now. And Palin believes that Republicans could lose in 2012. The reason? The party's indebtedness to those crony capitalists and their retainers in the political class. Her recent speeches make the case why the GOP leaders for the nomination -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney -- are too tied to this problem to be the solution...
  • Unconfirmed rumor/leak: Palin to announce tomorrow morning

    09/15/2011 9:44:24 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 449 replies
    Simon Conway Facebook page ^ | September 15, 2011 | Simon Conway
    From Simon Conway's Facebook page: "SOURCES CLOSE TO THE CAMP..... As predicted on my show nine days ago, Sarah Palin to announce for the Presidency tomorrow (Friday) - the day Constitution Day is observed. We'll be talking about it on 540 WFLA from 6am Eastern...."
  • WHERE and HOW will Sarah Palin declare that she is running? [Now that we finally know WHEN...]

    09/12/2011 10:29:20 PM PDT · by RonDog · 292 replies
    September 12, 2011 | RonDog & FRiends
    WHERE and HOWdo you think Sarah Palin will declare that she is running for President, now that we finally know WHEN she will do it? Within the last week or two,just about EVERYONE who is ANYONE in the pro-Palin community has posted online that Governor Palin will announce that she is running for President on "Constitution Day" --with virtually NONE of the traditional smackdown and/or denials coming from SarahPAC, or from any of the usual "insiders" at Team Sarah --who have generally been VERY GOOD at rumor control. So, if she really **is** getting into the race on Friday...
  • What is Palin doing and why is she letting us down

    09/12/2011 6:26:10 PM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 160 replies
    I have a strong supporter off Governor Palin since 2009. and I have been attacked for that at times here on FR. It feels like she is leaving us hanging. Those of us who donated money and support to her over the last few years have a right to know where is this going. I used to be angry with the media, but now im somewhat unsure with her as well because she is not fighting back on their side of the 50. She hasn't been on tv debating liberals and getting in the mix. Why isn't she trying to...
  • Governor Palin: Ten Years Ago

    09/11/2011 11:57:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Facebook via Conservatives4palin ^ | September 11 2011 | Stacy Drake
    Governor Palin: Ten Years Ago Posted on September 11 2011 - 11:28 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake Via Facebook: Ten years ago today, ordinary Americans went to work or boarded a plane and found themselves fighting on the frontlines of a battle they did not choose. They acquitted themselves with grace and courage, just as the thousands of men and women who enlisted to fight in our armed forces—many on the anniversaries of this day—in order to exact justice for their fellow Americans. We will never forget those who died ten years ago today, we will never forget those...
  • Erick Erickson: “moving on from Sarah Palin is like leaving Scientology” (Erick, grow up!)

    09/07/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 270 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9/7/2011 | William Jacobson
    I guess that makes me a Scientologist, because I’ve posted repeatedly that Palin holds a special position because there is no one — not even George W. Bush — who has been the subject of the Democratic, mainstream media and left-blogosphere smear machine to the extent Palin has. So yes, I do take it personally when conservatives lash out at Palin not because of her policy positions or what she’s done or not done in her career, but with personal invective. It’s not religion, its a cold hard understanding of what is to come, and how those who call Palin...
  • Polling the Palin factor: Either way, former Alaska governor having impact in Alabama

    09/10/2011 3:51:27 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 149 replies
    Anniston Star ^ | 9-10-2011 | Editorial Board
    Polling the Palin factor: Either way, former Alaska governor having impact in Alabama by The Anniston Star Editorial Board Anniston Star Sep 10, 2011 The Capital Survey Research Center, which does polling for the Alabama Education Association, has surveyed Alabamians about President Barack Obama and the candidates seeking the Republican nomination. First, the president. Of the 841 registered voters who were polled, a majority said they did not like Obama and the direction he was taking the country. This comes as no surprise since a majority of those polled (488) said they would vote next year in the Republican primary....
  • Perhaps Sarah Palin Is Waiting for Michele Bachmann to Drop Out (ContributorNetwork)

    09/11/2011 1:04:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 176 replies
    US Elections News ^ | September 9, 2011 | William Browning
    Perhaps Sarah Palin Is Waiting for Michele Bachmann to Drop Out (ContributorNetwork) September 9, 2011 COMMENTARY | In the aftermath of the GOP presidential debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., may have been shown the exit door. The Washington Post reports a new poll conducted by the media outlet along with ABC News shows Bachmann at a paltry six percent, about half of what she had just one month ago. Despite winning the Iowa Straw Poll, all bets are off for Bachmann’s campaign. CBS News reports top staffers resigned and quit for fear the Minnesota Republican will mess up her own...
  • That’s All, Folks: Confronting Backwards Populism (Sarah, stop! You're scaring the Lefties!)

    09/10/2011 1:39:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | September 10, 2011 | Joseph Grosso
    As the presidential election campaign starts to occupy more and more of the airwaves someone should carry a counter and click every time the word ‘folks’ is uttered by a candidate. Even better would be how that final count would compare to the number of times a candidate would use a word like ‘citizens’ (at least citizens in a positive, civic light, not only in comparison to illegal ‘aliens’). In the opening chapter of her very relevant book The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby laments the ever widening usage of the words like ‘folks’ and ‘troops’ in American social...
  • The People's Palin

    09/06/2011 8:53:08 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 107 replies
    "Run, Sarah, run!" the Manchester crowd chanted, forcing Palin to pause her speech and say, "I appreciate your encouragement. I do." Will that encouragement be enough to bring Palin into the 2012 campaign as the bearer of the populist banner? The mere possibility is enough to give the "permanent political class" nightmares, and to inspire pleasant dreams for the people whose prayers her campaign would answer.
  • Transcript: Sarah Palin's Iowa speech [Sept. 4, 2011]

    09/05/2011 4:36:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 32 replies
    Examiner Blog ^ | Sept 4, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Transcript: Sarah Palin's Iowa speech byCharlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer Follow on Twitter:@charliespiering Thank you, Iowa. Thank you so much. The sign that says, “Thank you, Sarah,” no, I thank you. You are what keeps me going, keeps so many of us going. Your love of country keeps us going. Thank you so much. Iowa, you are good people. You are all good people who are here. Thank you. It is an honor to be in the Heartland sharing this Labor Day weekend with you. And I thank you so much for the invitation, to these organizers who put so...
  • The Palin "Cult"

    09/08/2011 8:15:58 PM PDT · by One Name · 108 replies
    vanity | 9/8/11 | One Name
    The Sarah Palin “Cult” I’ve been trying for awhile to get my mind wrapped around all this, and would like to offer these thoughts going into this election cycle…. I first stumbled across Free Republic when checking out Obama's eligibility issues prior to the 2008 election. I first experienced the Drudge Report after listening to Rush during the Lewinsky scandal. When I really got into FR I felt like I had found the mother lode of conservatism; an eclectic group that regularly mixed it up over issues I hadn’t thought of as issues before. For instance, I had never considered...
  • A GOP Debate, an Obama Speech, and Sarah Palin

    09/08/2011 12:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The North Star National ^ | September 7, 2011 | David Karki
    The last three days could not illustrate better just how far American politics have fallen as of late, and what it will take to resuscitate it and the nation from the coma into which President Obama has put it. Start with tonight’s Republican Debate. One could call them the Seven Dwarfs, so little do they look while they obediently jump through the ridiculous hoops presented to the by the biased media that effectively works for Obama. And even when they have glimmer of understanding how obviously they’re being manipulated, as Newt Gingrich did when he criticized moderator Brian Williams of...
  • The Undefeated is not a Documentary, it's a Declaration of War

    09/08/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT · by Steel Wolf · 55 replies
    Local O4P Event ^ | 9/8/2011 | Steel Wolf
    So, I inadvertently crashed an O4P event last night. Long story short, I wanted to see Undefeated, and I wound up with a little more than I bargained for. I thought I'd share some insights, while the scene is still fresh in my head. The local theater was hosting a private screening of the Undefeated, followed by a Q&A session with the director, Stephen Bannon. Mr. Bannon, was apparently pulled away at the last minute 'For a project that I think you'll all like', we were told, at which point none other than Andrew Brietbart was called to substitute in....
  • Palin Warns Tea Partiers of Disunity as Her Decision Looms

    09/05/2011 3:48:09 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | September 5, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- As her self-imposed deadline to decide on a presidential run nears, Sarah Palin told a robust crowd of about 1,000 people here Monday that the Tea Party has thrived without a single standard-bearer and would continue to do so. “The Tea Party movement is bigger than any one person, and it’s not about any one candidate,” Palin said. “And thank goodness we don’t have any one single leader. The movement is about bringing together debate and discussion of solutions from ‘We, the people,’ not the politicos.” Palin hit on many of the themes -- combating “crony capitalism”...
  • An Open Letter to Sarah Palin Asking Her to Save America from the Cocktail Party and the Leftists..

    09/07/2011 12:13:51 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 43 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 9/7/11 | Kevin DuJan
    <p>No one has a right to ask you to put yourself and your family through the rigors of another national political campaign. Because of your determined willingness to speak truth to power and confront the uncomfortable realities of the grave dangers facing our country, you have been targeted for abuse from every conceivable side.</p>
  • Bachmann's campaign manager Ed Rollins says it's a legitimately Romney/Perry race(Video)

    09/05/2011 8:21:15 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 118 replies
    CNN Video ^ | Monday September 5, 2011
    Ed Rollins, campaign manager for Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann Presidential run announced that he is stepping back into an advisory role, citing health concerns, as word of his deputy manager, David Polyansky, is leaving the campaign as well. Rollins was on Anderson Cooper's AC360 show on CNN and admitted that the entrance of Rick Perry has "slowed our money down" into the Bachmann campaign and took momentum out of her campaign He also stated that it's legitimately a Romney/Perry race with them being the leaders in the poll and leaders in money and that Michelle Bachmann is the third person in...
  • Palin Appearance in Iowa Leaves Supporters Exhorting Her to Run

    09/03/2011 1:13:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 3, 2011
    Sarah Palin, looking and sounding like a presidential candidate at a Tea Party rally in Iowa, left chanting supporters without saying if she will make a run for the White House next year. ""America is at a tipping point," said Palin, 47. "This is a systemic crisis due to failed policies and incompetent leadership." Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, brought her brand of celebrity-infused politics to a spot in Iowa where Barack Obama spoke to a fundraising event four years earlier as he was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. The outdoor venue at the Indianola Balloon Grounds...
  • Reports: Palin won’t announce tomorrow — but might obliquely criticize Perry

    09/02/2011 2:09:26 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 201 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 2,2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The bad news for Palin fans? If NRO’s Robert Costa and CNN’s Peter Hamby are right, tomorrow’s not “the day.” The good news? Per Hamby, “the day” may still be coming. The source said Palin is attempting to burnish her image as an outsider and a reformer, reminding the audience of her record in Alaska and specifically highlighting her battles against what she called the state’s corrupt Republican political class that was in cahoots with the oil and gas industry. Palin plans to unleash a furious criticism of “crony capitalism” and attack the “permanent political class” in both parties: thinly...
  • 60% Say Palin Run Would Hurt the GOP

    09/02/2011 12:33:40 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 435 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/2/11 | Rasmussen
    A plurality (47%) of Likely U.S. Voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that Palin will enter the presidential race, but that includes only 13% who feel it’s Very Likely. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35% think a Palin bid is unlikely, but just five percent (5%) say it’s Not At All Likely. Eighteen percent (18%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Only 18% of voters think it would be good for Republicans if Palin entered the race. Sixty percent (60%) say it would be bad for the party, while 11% predict...
  • TIR Exclusive: Palin to Fly to New Hampshire Following Iowa Appearance

    08/30/2011 6:32:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    The Iowa Republican Paet ^ | August 30, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    High level Iowa Republicans tell TheIowaRepublican.com that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd appearance in central Iowa. Speculation has been swirling about whether or not Palin will use her Iowa appearance in Iowa over Labor Day weekend to join the field of Republican candidates.  The news that Palin is New Hampshire bound after her Iowa speech will only add to the speculation that she may be entering the Republican presidential field.
  • Clock ticking on Sarah Palin entry into 2012 presidential race

    08/25/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/2011 | Molly Ball
    Even for Sarah Palin, there are deadlines. The former Alaska governor seems to believe that most of the rules of politics don’t apply to her – that with her media appeal and her grassroots following, she could waltz into the presidential campaign at the 11th hour and make a go of it. But if she does want to run for president, she’ll have to get on the ballot. Palin has gestured vaguely at various self-imposed deadlines — the latest being late September — but there are some drop-dead dates that she cannot escape, starting with Oct. 31. That’s the day...
  • "Sarah from Alaska" (Inside insight for today / tell me "she's not running")

    08/23/2011 4:27:44 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 104 replies
    The Factor with Bill O'Reilly ^ | Nov. 7, 2009 | Scott Conroy / Shushannah Walshe
    To gleam an insight as to what Sarah's intentions are now, take a brief look at this short clip from 2009 from two 'insiders' to Sarah's 2008 campaign who co-wrote the book "Sarah from Alaska": Scott Conroy writes for Real Clear Politics and is always a good source for Palin info.Shushannah Walshe is a reporter for ABC news.
  • Palin for president? McCain says he doesn't know

    08/23/2011 2:35:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    PHOENIX - Will she or won't she run for president? Sarah Palin is expected to deliver a big speech in Iowa next month, but no word if that means a big political announcement will accompany it. Arizona Sen. John McCain tells Fox News he doesn't know. "I have no inside information. I think she would make a very viable candidate. I continue to appreciate her and her hard work and consider her always a good friend. And I think she would make a very good impact on a presidential campaign. She has a very strong following."McCain also thinks former New...
  • The reasons Sarah Palin wouldn’t run for president

    08/22/2011 6:15:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07:53 AM ET, 08/22/2011 | Aaron Blake and Rachel Weiner
    It’s the question that has been asked over and over for well more than a year now: Will Sarah Palin run for president? The former Alaska governor has people talking yet again after her PAC on Friday released an Iowa-themed web video teasing her appearance at a tea party rally there on Sept. 3. And former Bush adviser Karl Rove, for one, thinks she’ll do it. For what it’s worth, so too do an increasing number of Palin’s potential opponents in the GOP presidential campaign. But many others remains skeptical.
  • ‘She Will Run’ (Palin activists prepare for a September surprise.)

    08/22/2011 6:03:43 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    NRO ^ | Monday August 22, 2011 | Robert Costa
    Ames, Iowa — Political organizer Peter Singleton tells National Review Online that Sarah Palin will likely launch a presidential campaign by the end of September. “I believe that she will run,” he says. “I can’t see her sitting this election out.” Palin, a former Alaska governor, is scheduled to address a tea-party rally on September 3 in south-central Iowa. Singleton is one of the forces behind the event, working with grassroots groups. “Labor Day will kick off the Republican campaign for the nomination,” he hints. “She is going to make a major, major speech.” [....] GOP presidential contenders, from Rick...
  • "Game On!" Palin Says in Iowa Radio Ad

    08/22/2011 7:44:14 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 43 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 08/22/11 | Scott Conroy
    An Iowa-based Tea Party group on Monday launched a radio advertising campaign in the nation’s first voting state to promote a Sept. 3 rally, which is expected to draw thousands of supporters to hear former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin give the keynote address. Tea Party of America’s 60-second radio ad opens with the famous response that Ben Franklin reportedly gave a woman who asked what kind of government had been formed at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787: “A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”
  • Tea Party Group Launches Iowa Radio Blitz for Palin Event

    08/21/2011 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 76 replies
    RealClearPoltics ^ | Sunday August 21, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    She may not be an official candidate at this point, but former Sarah Palin will hit the airwaves in Iowa on Monday, and it’s not going to cost the former Alaska governor a dime. Tea Party of America -- a recently created group that is hosting a Palin-keynoted rally in the south-central Iowa town of Indianola on Sept. 3 -- is launching a major radio blitz in the nation’s first voting state to promote the prospective GOP presidential contender’s attendance at the event. Charlie Gruschow, a co-founder of the group who confirmed the ad buy to RealClearPolitics, said anyone interested...
  • A Palin Announcement on September 3rd Looks More Likely

    08/21/2011 11:51:59 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 284 replies
    Big Government ^ | Sunday August 21, 2011 | Natalie Nichols
    If the Republican Presidential race were a poker game, you could say that Palin, the underdog has remained in late position long enough to see the full ring, to expose the live ones. She’s learned their tells, and she’s seen some bust, but now it’s time for her to go all in with what looks to be a royal flush. If you’re not a poker player, you may need a poker dictionary to decipher my analogy. And “they” think she doesn’t know how the game of politics is played. The good old boys just never realized that she wasn’t playing...
  • Four Reasons Why Sarah Palin Will Win

    08/20/2011 11:45:34 PM PDT · by Windflier · 241 replies
    Mark America.com ^ | 20 August 2011 | Mark America
    I’ve been approached several times today by doubters who advance arguments as to why Sarah Palin cannot win the nomination, or if she secures it, why she can’t defeat Barack Obama. All of the theories I’ve had pitched in my direction today share a couple common faults, and it’s important to point them out here. The most common reason I’ve heard today is the belief that the Media will destroy her. That’s silly. Is there a single Republican, never mind conservative, who the media will not seek to destroy to defend their darling, Barack Obama? Anybody who watched the media...