Report: Palin headed to New Hampshire after tea-party speech in Iowa this weekend

posted at 10:06 pm on August 30, 2011 by Allahpundit

I know what you’re thinking, but wait.

High level Iowa Republicans tell TheIowaRepublican.com that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd appearance in central Iowa.

She’s in! Why else would she head to the other major early primary state so soon?

Possible reason:

Palin to joint Tea Party Express national tour. To speak Monday in Manchester, NH.

That’s from Chad Pergram, Fox News’s reporter on the Hill. When he says she’s “joining the tour,” I don’t know if he means joining it for that one event in New Hampshire or traveling with it across the country until it ends on September 12. They’re hitting a bunch of early primary states in addition to NH, arriving in South Carolina on September 9 and then Florida on the 10th, so if she announces on Saturday she could spend the next week making a mark in all four early primary states. Palin herself has steered people away from thinking that she’ll declare before Labor Day, though, so maybe she’s planning to do the tour, build up buzz, and then make the announcement after it ends. Note that the very last event on the TPE tour is the debate they’re co-sponsoring with CNN in Jacksonville on the 12th. She could announce that morning and then make her debut as a candidate that night. CNN will surely accommodate her by adding her at the last second. It’d be a ratings blow-out.

I hope for the sake of these poor people that she decides soon. They’ve been on pins and needles for years. Years!

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They at least don’t attack before being attacked, but when they do, it is swift and deadly, and certainly not ad hominem.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM

BS. Her first post on this thread. I call it childish.

Looks like Mrs. Attention hog is needing more attention. Cameras always need to be one her.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

derft on August 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Brian1972 on August 30, 2011 at 11:15 PM

Racist! Or, should I yell SOCIALIST?

/sarc

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:18 PM

derft on August 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM

i was expressing an opinion about Sarah Palin. It wasn’t directed @ an HA commenter.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM

BS. Her first post on this thread. I call it childish.

Looks like Mrs. Attention hog is needing more attention. Cameras always need to be one her.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

derft on August 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Thanks for pointing it out…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM

i was expressing an opinion about Sarah Palin. It wasn’t directed @ an HA commenter.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM

Looks like Mrs. Attention hog is needing more attention. Cameras always need to be one her.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Your a petty petty woman….

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:23 PM

If she enters, Rudy declares next.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Did you hear the Perry, Palin, Rudy rumor, too?

flyfisher on August 30, 2011 at 11:23 PM

I hope that Palin gets in and I know that it means 12 months of very hard work volunteering and working on getting her record out… but if she dosn’t run I will still always be grateful to her for all that she has done in helping the conservative movement. Then I’m moving to Chile…They’ve already been through socialism, collapse and are rebuilding…

CCRWM on August 30, 2011 at 11:24 PM

Knuck is a brilliant woman(she has a Ph.D so technically she’s Dr. Knuck) and an all-around class act and good person. Despite my lack of a college degree she has NEVER treated me as less than her equal.
You aren’t fit to shine her shoes.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 10:53 PM

As you have seen in the last few yrs… you can’t learn wisdom.

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:24 PM

I never saw a grown man look so hideous.
stenwin77 on August 30, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Here is a top contender -
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/08/obamas-illegal-alien-uncle-onyango-denies-driving-drunk-despite-the-fact-his-blood-alcohol-was-twice-the-legal-limit/uncle-onyango/
or this one
http://weaselzippers.us/2011/08/30/obama-tells-young-people-to-panic-climate-change-is-going-to-kill-them/

Perry looks like a movie star next to these scoundrels.

lonestar1 on August 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM

The last refuge of the cultist is to accuse somebody else of being in one.

Really Right on August 30, 2011 at 10:38 P

Really?

And yes, you are sounding like a leftist dingbat.

Leftists can never stay on point, and you are doing the same.

Liberalism is a cult, and you are in the Palin cult.

Really Right on July 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM

If those who accuse people of being cultists are themselves cultists then you must be a cultist yourself.

Does your rule apply to those who call people “leftist dingbats” as well?

Concepts rooted in symmetry and reciprocity are not your strong suit.

Geochelone on August 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Man, that Rudy Giuliani is such an indecisive person, waiting around until the end of September to decide whether he wants to be a real leader or not.

What a wuss. He should man up and show some real leadership qualities by announcing a decision immediately./sarc

Brian1972 on August 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Your a petty petty woman….

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:23 PM

Ignore her…most of us do…she’s a miserable little 40+ twerp who will whine on and on and pull her ultimate victim card that she is autistic… I find it ironic that she would call anyone an attention whore being the biggest one there is…

CCRWM on August 30, 2011 at 11:27 PM

So win Mitt withdraws and endorses Palin does it put her over the top?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Yeah, I got the picture about these women, crystal clear. I’d rather have them any day protecting my six than you. They at least don’t attack before being attacked, but when they do, it is swift and deadly, and certainly not ad hominem.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Thank you.

Knucklehead on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

hmmmmm interesting indeed…

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Thank you.

Knucklehead on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

So who is all in this PDS club?

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Did you hear the Perry, Palin, Rudy rumor, too?

flyfisher

What rumor??

Dan Pet on August 30, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Man, that Rudy Giuliani is such an indecisive person, waiting around until the end of September to decide whether he wants to be a real leader or not.
What a wuss. He should man up and show some real leadership qualities by announcing a decision immediately./sarc
Brian1972 on August 30, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Oh, he’s just an attention whore trying to stay relevant, while lining his pocket.

lonestar1 on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

hmmmmm interesting indeed…

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:29 PM

Yes takes away the need to “announce” on sept 3rd. By broadcasting a trip to Nh it is now assumed that Palin is running. well done by Palin.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

If she enters, Rudy declares next.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Did you hear the Perry, Palin, Rudy rumor, too?

flyfisher on August 30, 2011 at 11:23 PM

She’s lived in Texas 2 months and I bet she’s already wearing a Rick Perry signature cowboy hat.

wheelgun on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

What rumor??

Dan Pet on August 30, 2011 at 11:31 PM

It’s a joint effort…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I hope for the sake of these poor people that she decides soon. They’ve been on pins and needles for years. Years!

Actually, not me, I can’t speak for anybody else but I’m content to sit back watch the show and wait. I’m keeping an open mind for my second choice if she doesn’t run, so bring on the speeches and debates!

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Oh, he’s just an attention whore trying to stay relevant, while lining his pocket.

lonestar1 on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

That too. :)

Brian1972 on August 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

So which short termers will end up endorsing Palin now that t heir dreams of the WH are over. Cain? Bachmann? santroum? Newt?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Palin has had the same amount of time (or longer, actually) to think long and hard about it and still can’t make up her mind? No thanks. We have an indecisive leader, we don’t need another.

scalleywag on August 30, 2011 at 10:33 PM

You can’t be this dumb. It isn’t indecisiveness. It is called strategy. You really think she doesn’t know if she is running or not?? This guy is almost sad, really. OK..let me say this slowly…she…knows…already. This is a s..t..r..a..t..e…g..y.

Dan Pet on August 30, 2011 at 11:34 PM

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

won’t fox have to announce she is leaving? they made newt and rick leave way before they delared….

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM

So which short termers will end up endorsing Palin now that t heir dreams of the WH are over. Cain? Bachmann? santroum? Newt?

unseen

Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. As always, dead right, Unseen.

Dan Pet on August 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM

declared

time for bed soon…

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM

Your a petty petty woman….

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:23 PM

derft on August 30, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Aren’t you two so fine? Twerp was not attacking either of you personally, but expressing an opinion she had about Sarah, which I don’t necessarily agree with. Yet, you rose to the level of pond scum to attack her personally and with ad hominem vitriol, she but just another commenter on this site. I can understand your disagreement with her point, but if you have a sense of decency within you, you owe this woman an apology forthwith for the personal smears. Feel free to attack her candidate of choice all you want, but you have no right to go after her in such a way. It argues a lack of wit which I find appalling in someone of your caliber.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:36 PM

So which short termers will end up endorsing Palin now that t heir dreams of the WH are over. Cain? Bachmann? santroum? Newt?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

I think Santroum will, I think Steve Forbes will…

Nut sure about anyone else?

Maybe Newt?

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Feel free to attack her candidate of choice all you want, but you have no right to go after her in such a way. It argues a lack of wit which I find appalling in someone of your caliber.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Well, then what do you suggest? People aren’t attacking(criticizing?) her for no reason.

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:39 PM

won’t fox have to announce she is leaving? they made newt and rick leave way before they delared….

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM

they should. doesn’t mean they will. the moment they do they destory the she isn’t running meme. It is a narrative fox has pushed since the STOP PALIN campiagn got into full gear. To come out now and annouce she is leaving destorys months and months of work. FOX will wait until she declares and then claim surprise. Palin seems fine with that arragement for now. She gets a paycheck, is able to not have to declare and plan her strategy. Considering the next 4 weeks will tell us one way or another it appears both sides are OK with the present arangement.

By Palin not leaving she also keeps a trump card to play if she needs some media coverage before her offical announcemnt. all she will have to do is release a tweet sayign she is no longer with foxnews and she controls the newscycle for a day or so.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM

they made newt and rick leave way before they delared….

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM

No they didn’t. Santorum had already started raising money and Gingrich was supposed to make it official by the next week.

alwaysfiredup on August 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM

Maybe Newt?

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:39 PM

maybe he certainly has reasons to be upset with the gop for the hellfire he recieved after his MTP interview. Cain will have to id he wants to keep his standing as a TP person. Bachmann I think endorses Mitt and then I think Mitt endorses Palin

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Looks like Perrykrishnas are all wee-wee’d up.

promachus on August 30, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Today you proved to be vicious, tiny and now dishonest. Why did you string three things together? The Kleenex are for everybody, not only for your camp. Good thing that AP played ping pong with you. Compared to his intellect you are a gnat.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Palin has much of a chance as Ron Paul. Give it up.

V-rod on August 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:36 PM

I guess you missed all those personal attacks on us…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM

She’s lived in Texas 2 months and I bet she’s already wearing a Rick Perry signature cowboy hat.

wheelgun on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

You’re dead wrong, 3 times, in such a short stupid statement.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM

i was expressing an opinion about Sarah Palin. It wasn’t directed @ an HA commenter.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 11:21 PM

You keep pushing the Palinistas’ buttons!

One major symptom of a cult member is that they think an attack on the object of their cult is an attack on them, and vice versa. How many times this has happened here on HA.

Really Right on August 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM

I may (and likely am) naive here, but could someone expand on the Perry > Guiliani > Palin rumor or strategy?

I can see where Guiliani running could hurt Romney, and where his endorsement could help either Perry or Palin, but I don’t see how him entering the race could help either Perry or Palin, other than hurting Romney…

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Now that Palin has moved into active campaigning I would hope those getting under 5% in the polls pack it in and call it a night.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Palin has much of a chance as Ron Paul. Give it up.

V-rod on August 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Mind if we let the voters decide, rather than you?

Thanks!

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM

By Palin not leaving she also keeps a trump card to play if she needs some media coverage before her offical announcemnt. all she will have to do is release a tweet sayign she is no longer with foxnews and she controls the newscycle for a day or so.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM

I was wondering does she have to officially declare she left Fox? I don’t remember.. do they still announce her as a paid commenter…
Maybe she no longer works for them.

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Palin has much of a chance as Ron Paul. Give it up.

V-rod on August 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

It’s just flatly untrue. Palin is consistently in the top tier of candidates where she’s polled and she hasn’t even announced yet. When she enters her numbers will be very competitive for the win.

alwaysfiredup on August 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Palin has much of a chance as Ron Paul. Give it up.

V-rod on August 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Your piston just blew…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:36 PM

Are you seriously trying to suggest that calling people cultists is NOT an ad hominem attack? Saying people have chosen Palin because they need a “Mother Figure” is NOT ad hominem?

Calling Michelle Malkin a “shrill Tancrazy extremist” is NOT ad hominum?

The very first post I made on Hot Air after a years absence was an unprovoked attack on me by Twerp who implied I was stupid to suggest that Palin == Reagan when in fact I made no such claim.

Geochelone on August 30, 2011 at 11:50 PM

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Unless I’m mistaken she only has to notify them before she officially declares… so it likely will be absolutely last minute to avoid leaks.

How do you keep a news agency quiet on something of this magnitude — by telling them before you walk to the podium to announce.

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Well, then what do you suggest? People aren’t attacking(criticizing?) her for no reason.

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:39 PM

Well, where I come from, you call someone “a petty, petty woman” for something she said about entirely something else, that is a personal attack. And, read the entire thread, and you’ll see what these two said or implied about her. Attacking her position or ideas are one thing, that is what we’re about here, except for trolls, of course, but name calling is the last sanctuary for those, like the libs, who cannot debate on ideas.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:51 PM

What rumor??

Dan Pet on August 30, 2011 at 11:31 PM

It’s a joint effort…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Exactly. Months ago, before Perry and Rudy were in the 2012 discussion, a story made the rounds that Palin, Perry, Rudy and others are so concerned about America’s ongoing viability that they made an agreement to work together. Part of the plan was for Rudy to siphon votes from Romney in New Hampshire.

flyfisher on August 30, 2011 at 11:52 PM

It’s just flatly untrue

alwaysfiredup on August 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Your piston just blew…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:49 PM

It’s starting to sound like poem…

idesign on August 30, 2011 at 11:52 PM

I can see where Guiliani running could hurt Romney, and where his endorsement could help either Perry or Palin, but I don’t see how him entering the race could help either Perry or Palin, other than hurting Romney…

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM

rudy getting in makes Mitt unable to move to the right. He will have to stay as a moderate to shore up his left flank. That space really isn’t big enough in the gop primary to secure mitt the nomination thus giving the lion share of the votes to Perry and Palin making it a two person race. Perry getting in the rac ehurt Bachmann and to some degree mitt. giving Palin’s support enough room to place her in the top three. Palin getting in the race should finish off Bachmann and hurt Perry again making it a three person race with Mitt cornered in his movements again helping Perry and Palin. the battle comes down to Perry and Palin shutitng out the liberals progressives in the gop. and If Palin wins the crony capitalists are also shut out. either way conservatives have a candidate that is more conservative than the standard Rino. the only qiuestion i got is how conservative is Perry and does his crony capitalism trump his conservative instincts?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Walmart puts a lot of emphasis on guest service
I’ve been given high marks in customer service. If Perry showed up he’d bet treated like I treat everyone…because celebrity doesn’t impress me.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 11:01 PM

Whatever.

But please can the Disneyesque BS. They are customers, not guests. Guests are people who you invite to your home. Customers are people who come to your store to buy Chinese crap.

bw222 on August 30, 2011 at 11:53 PM

One major symptom of a cult member is that they think an attack on the object of their cult is an attack on them, and vice versa. How many times this has happened here on HA.

Really Right on August 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM

No, you both and others come on here and express your opinion and when someone disputes it or tries to give info or their opinion, you dismiss them as cultist and call names(palinistas). It’s dishonest.

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:54 PM

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM

gotcha…

alwaysfiredup on August 30, 2011 at 11:43 PM

i stand corrected…

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:55 PM

flyfisher on August 30, 2011 at 11:52 PM

Thanks — that’s the only way I could see this being a strategy — to ensure a conservative beat the RINO…

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:56 PM

was wondering does she have to officially declare she left Fox? I don’t remember.. do they still announce her as a paid commenter…
Maybe she no longer works for them.

tinkerthinker on August 30, 2011 at 11:48 PM

oh my “offical announcemnt” was IRT to her declaring as a candidate not her leaving fox. as far as I know she just has to tell them she is running.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:56 PM

Rick Perry is far more Romneyesque than Sarah Palin is.

bw222 on August 30, 2011 at 11:56 PM

If Palin is in, hooray! If she is not, that would be a shame.

Psst: I am still voting for the GOP nominee in 2012, whomever it turns out to be. And so should you.

Rinse and Repeat.

itzWicks on August 30, 2011 at 11:57 PM

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:56 PM

the best kept secret, i tell ya

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:57 PM

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:53 PM

Thanks! I share your concern with crony-capitalism — that’s why he’s my back-up plan.

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM

the best kept secret, i tell ya

cmsinaz on August 30, 2011 at 11:57 PM

So far she has been better than the rest at it.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM

I may (and likely am) naive here, but could someone expand on the Perry > Guiliani > Palin rumor or strategy?

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM

Think of a Venn Diagram. Assume candidates have support from establishment and tea party groups. Perry has establishment and tea party support. Romney has Establishment support. Palin has Tea Party support. A Palin entry therefore would peel more votes from Perry than Romney. If you’re Palin, someone has to enter to peel votes from Romney and maybe Perry but not Palin. That’d pretty much be Giuliani, wouldn’t it?

It’s possible he’s doing it to help Palin. I think they’re friends.

alwaysfiredup on August 31, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Attacking her position or ideas are one thing, that is what we’re about here, except for trolls, of course, but name calling is the last sanctuary for those, like the libs, who cannot debate on ideas.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:51 PM

said Kettle to the pot….how about she stop calling people cultists and palinistas….no one would attack her again, it’s what this is about.

tinkerthinker on August 31, 2011 at 12:01 AM

I share your concern with crony-capitalism — that’s why he’s my back-up plan.

OnlyOrange on August 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM

same plus his immigration issues. but he is the best lesser of two evils candidates if Palin should falter. Palin I support and look forward voting for, Perry I’ll hold my nose and pray for the best.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:01 AM

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM

yup

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 12:01 AM

So far she has been better than the rest at it.

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:58 PM

And she’s created a media buzz all the while — i.e. free publicity.

OnlyOrange on August 31, 2011 at 12:01 AM

She’s lived in Texas 2 months and I bet she’s already wearing a Rick Perry signature cowboy hat.

wheelgun on August 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM

You’re dead wrong, 3 times, in such a short stupid statement.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2011 at 11:46 PM

Actually I’ve lived here almost five months and I switch off between a black painters cap that I got for my 40th birthday that says ‘Fearless’ and this little guy.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 31, 2011 at 12:02 AM

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:01 AM

you gotta give him points for charisma…he sure has fired everyone up, no?

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I can understand your disagreement with her point, but if you have a sense of decency within you, you owe this woman an apology forthwith for the personal smears.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:36 PM

They have no decency, they offer no apologies.

Knucklehead on August 31, 2011 at 12:03 AM

So win Mitt withdraws and endorses Palin does it put her over the top?

unseen

An endorsement by Jesus Christ wouldn’t put her over the top.

xblade on August 31, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Are you seriously trying to suggest that calling people cultists is NOT an ad hominem attack? Saying people have chosen Palin because they need a “Mother Figure” is NOT ad hominem?

Calling Michelle Malkin a “shrill Tancrazy extremist” is NOT ad hominum?

The very first post I made on Hot Air after a years absence was an unprovoked attack on me by Twerp who implied I was stupid to suggest that Palin == Reagan when in fact I made no such claim.

Geochelone on August 30, 2011 at 11:50 PM

As to the first two, I might suggest the statements were made to exaggerate a point, and not direct name calling, as was done to her.

As to the last, I know you would’ve never made nor implied such a statement and if she inferred same, I’m going to have to give her a good spanking for that.

TXUS on August 31, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Jesus could show up in front of me RIGHT NOW-and I might thank him for dying for me and could he please move because he’s blocking my monitor screen.
Celebrity worship is totally a foreign concept to me.
Perry could walk in to my produce dept.-and I would treat him exactly like I treat all my guests-nothing more.
Some groupie I am.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 10:41 PM

So…your God, your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, could show up in front of you, and instead of bowing down in abject humility, worship and awe, you’d tell Him to move because he’s blocking your monitor????

And you call Palin supporters “cultists,” and say that “celebrity worship is a totally foreign concept to you?”

Oh my. That you can’t see the irony in this is…sad.

theotherone on August 31, 2011 at 12:05 AM

this announcment of a trip to Nh is very well played by Palin. It stops all the speculation and the growing cry that she must announce on Sat. Her going to NH means they will treat it as if she is running without her having to say anything sat. And the speech and what she says become improtant and not if she is running.

the ABP people have really nothing to say. What can they? Their “she’s not running” meme just took a torpedeo and is taking on massive water. All with one speech and a announced trip to NH. I guess they are rgruoing as we speak. I wonder what talkign point they will come out with.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:07 AM

An endorsement by Jesus Christ wouldn’t put her over the top.

xblade on August 31, 2011 at 12:04 AM

Want to bet? whoever Jesus endores wins in a landslide.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:09 AM

so what will the big announcement be then? that she’s going to join the tea party express??

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 12:09 AM

I wonder what talkign point they will come out with.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:07 AM

So far it just seems to be the same ones. “She’s not running, she’s just an attention hog, she’s only in it for the $$$, and she’s just playing with you.”

theotherone on August 31, 2011 at 12:09 AM

Yeah, I got the picture about these women, crystal clear. I’d rather have them any day protecting my six than you. They at least don’t attack before being attacked, but when they do, it is swift and deadly, and certainly not ad hominem.

TXUS on August 30, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Does unseen help you with your plagiarizing of other peoples writings?

annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 11:05 PM

***personal attack***

idesign on August 31, 2011 at 12:10 AM

you gotta give him points for charisma…he sure has fired everyone up, no?

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I’m not sure how much is him and how much is the idea of him. Perry himself is a likeable enough guy but alot of that “fired up” seems to me more desperation or relief of finding someone that fills in many of the checkboxes than true enthusaism for him. could be totally wrong here or just seeing things from a different POV I don’t know just a feeling I’m getting like axleturf

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Palin has much of a chance as Ron Paul. Give it up.

V-rod on August 30, 2011 at 11:45 PM

He he he… so tell us O Forecaster who is our nominee?

If she gets in, that would be fun. I love contested primaries. As for you, you are the bestest fool ever.

antisocial on August 31, 2011 at 12:14 AM

Marcus on August 30, 2011 at 11:04 PM

your exactly whats wrong with this country

wheelgun on August 30, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Figured that out earlier today, Marcus does’nt appear to be very fond of facts.

heshtesh on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

this announcment of a trip to Nh is very well played by Palin. It stops all the speculation and the growing cry that she must announce on Sat. Her going to NH means they will treat it as if she is running without her having to say anything sat. And the speech and what she says become improtant and not if she is running.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Indeed. Everybody was waiting for a sign. This was a masterstroke. Really, well played.

And Romney already flipflopped on whether he’ll be in the event or not.

promachus on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

So win Mitt withdraws and endorses Palin does it put her over the top?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Never will he do that. Don’t forget that in 2008 Romney was the nastiest of them all. It’s a forgotten fact by now. It is beneath him to lower himself to such populism. He is a blue blood through and through.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

theotherone on August 31, 2011 at 12:09 AM

granted but my point was those don’t seem to be working tonight after this news of a trip to NH. it doesn’t fit. The NH and Ia events are seen as pure politcal events and thus those talking points are falling flat. They need to come up with something new. Which is the problem with talking points they only hav eimpact when the circumstances line up.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

Romney flipflopped on the DeMint SC event.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:16 AM

could be totally wrong here or just seeing things from a different POV I don’t know just a feeling I’m getting like axleturf

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Axleturf is more like it. If Romney were any smart he’d hit Perry on immigration one issue where he’s at least on the mainstream of Republican politics.

promachus on August 31, 2011 at 12:16 AM

I’m not sure how much is him and how much is the idea of him. Perry himself is a likeable enough guy but alot of that “fired up” seems to me more desperation or relief of finding someone that fills in many of the checkboxes than true enthusaism for him. could be totally wrong here or just seeing things from a different POV I don’t know just a feeling I’m getting like axleturf

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:13 AM

I can’t get over the thought that he is a ‘dry run’ for Palin.

tinkerthinker on August 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

It is beneath him to lower himself to such populism. He is a blue blood through and through.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

true but his choices will be Perry or Palin. since Perry is the one seen as taking him out of the front runner. I could see Mitt endorsing Palin for payback to Perry if for no other reason.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

what could the big announcement be then?

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

Jesus could show up in front of me RIGHT NOW-and I might thank him for dying for me and could he please move because he’s blocking my monitor screen.
Celebrity worship is totally a foreign concept to me.
annoyinglittletwerp on August 30, 2011 at 10:41 PM

What was that? Come on. You are better than this. You got your analogy completely crazy.

antisocial on August 31, 2011 at 12:19 AM

So win Mitt withdraws and endorses Palin does it put her over the top?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM

Never will he do that. Don’t forget that in 2008 Romney was the nastiest of them all. It’s a forgotten fact by now. It is beneath him to lower himself to such populism. He is a blue blood through and through.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

I could be wrong, but I think Mitt won’t endorse Palin until after she wins the whole thing, in the “mandatory unity” phase.

If the nomination is still contested but he drops out, he’ll align against Palin. I’m almost certain of that.

If for no other reason, just about everyone who works for him in an advisory capacity has had it out for Palin for a long time now.

Brian1972 on August 31, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Axleturf is more like it. If Romney were any smart he’d hit Perry on immigration one issue where he’s at least on the mainstream of Republican politics.

promachus on August 31, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Yeap I think immigration will be bad for Perry. McCain wasn’t able to use it against bush in 2000 becaus eof his shady record on it himself. Mitt doesn’t have that problem.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:19 AM

if for no other reason.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

He could be begging her to be her VP? Never.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:20 AM

what could the big announcement be then?

cmsinaz on August 31, 2011 at 12:17 AM

at her speech? From reports its going to be major speech mor elike a policy speech something the candidates haven’t really done yet. could also be a call to arms. I don’t know.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM

granted but my point was those don’t seem to be working tonight after this news of a trip to NH. it doesn’t fit. The NH and Ia events are seen as pure politcal events and thus those talking points are falling flat. They need to come up with something new. Which is the problem with talking points they only hav eimpact when the circumstances line up.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:15 AM

The trolls are going overboard with she’s waffling, make your decision now talking point. That’s it.

promachus on August 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM

If for no other reason, just about everyone who works for him in an advisory capacity has had it out for Palin for a long time now.

Brian1972 on August 31, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Yes, but his enmity with Perry is an old one, from when they were both governors.

Mitt will endorse no one. He’ll be moping in a corner for again not having made it. He’ll vaguely endorse a few weeks ahead of the Nov. 6 big day. That’s about it. His time was in 2008 and he blew it.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM

He could be begging her to be her VP? Never.

Schadenfreude on August 31, 2011 at 12:20 AM

If Mitt sees that as his only way into the WH he will be on his knees within the hour.

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM

I really do find it confusing sometimes how I, as a supporter, see Sarah Palin, and how others who don’t support her do. I mean, so far, although I have some reservations about Perry, I don’t quite see him as a total loss. I know he is not stupid no matter what the media may want to pin on him; his experience as a governor gives him qualifications for the job of president; he appears confident and polished and he appears to have some good conservative creds. I can say similar things about Bachmann and Cain–that they have attributes that I think would be good in a presidency. I even felt that way about Pawlenty, and was a bit disappointed when he got out.

However, I am constantly told here that Sarah Palin is:

*a quitter
*a diva
*stupid
*an attention whore
*only in it for the money
*self-aggrandizing

Why do people here lack the ability to see her the way her supporters do? Why can’t they see her executive experience as something positive; her fearlessness against Obama and the media as admirable; her tenaciousness, grit and determination to win cheering; her obvious intelligence (if you read her FB posts, her books and the columns she’s written without assuming beforehand she’s too stupid to write and someone else wrote them for her); her keen political skills (hello 2010 elections?); her ability to rise above that which has been thrown at her ever since the 2008 elections in an effort to destroy her…I mean….what’s not to love?

If I can see the good in other candidates, and ponder which one to support should Palin not get in or falter, why can’t others do the same for Palin? Why does she HAVE to be seen as all negatives and no positives?

And if I get the answer that “it’s her supporters,” then my answer is, in that case you are merely petty and vindictive, and care more about trashing somebody else than winning against Obama.

theotherone on August 31, 2011 at 12:23 AM

The trolls are going overboard with she’s waffling, make your decision now talking point. That’s it.

promachus on August 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM

good point….but even that one is losing some of its bite with her making these politcal moves in key early primary states. the walfing thing only works if she is making no moves either way. since she has no signaled her engagement into the process most of the talking points they have used over the last several months are falling away just like they fell away after the email release and they had to ge tnew ones. After all you don’t hear “she’s stupid” much anymore do you?

unseen on August 31, 2011 at 12:25 AM

crap I missed it. Was it that bad? as bad as ingrahm?

unseen on August 30, 2011 at 10:58 PM

It was a good interview.

Hey, did that person you mentioned that was a Perry supporter have a name? I’m picking up some info and didn’t want to go back over the comments. I’ve got some info on that Group and am checking them out. Also that COD & what is up with that.

bluefox on August 31, 2011 at 12:26 AM

The trolls are going overboard with she’s waffling, make your decision now talking point. That’s it.

promachus on August 31, 2011 at 12:22 AM
Speaking of trolls-I clinked on link Knuck provided.
Mocking her divorce?
You are worthless cockroch.

annoyinglittletwerp on August 31, 2011 at 12:28 AM

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