November 4th, 2010
09:16 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin celebrates victories in web video

(CNN) – Look too quickly, and you'd think it was an early 2012 presidential campaign ad.

But less than 24 hours after votes had been tallied in the midterm elections, Sarah Palin is out with a glossy Web video touting a string of victories Tuesday of GOP candidates she backed this election cycle.

The more than 60-second spot, which was e-mailed to supporters Wednesday, features the voice of a Palin stump speech amid images of several conservative candidates who enjoyed the backing of Palin, including South Carolina Governor-elect Nikki Haley, New Mexico Governor-elect Susana Martinez, and Florida Senator-elect Marco Rubio.

But the video, which doesn't actually identify any of the winning candidates while showing them on the campaign trail, is primarily about Palin, who is repeatedly heard being lauded by cheering supporters as she delivers inspired messages about shaking up Washington, DC.

"Based on what I'm seeing there is more than enough reason to have faith in America," Palin is heard saying. "I'm confident and I am hopeful because this is our movement, this is our moment, this is our morning in America."

The video comes even as some Republicans are grumbling about her role during the midterms, which saw the former Alaska governor back more than 40 House and Senate candidates.

While nearly half of Palin-backed candidates were victorious, her picks of some GOP primary challengers over establishment-backed candidates who were believed to have a better shot of winning a general election has left a sour taste in the mouths of some in the GOP.

To that end, two notable Palin-backed candidates are absent from the new video: Alaska's Joe Miller and Delaware's Christine O'Donnell. Miller appears to be behind write-in candidate and incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski while O'Donnell was soundly defeated by Democrat Chris Coon.

"We're gonna stand up and we're gonna speak out," Palin is heard saying in the video, a seeming answer to her GOP critics. "It may take some renegades going rogue to get us there. It may take folks shaking it up to get there. We've got to do this together."


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  1. OMG

    Sarah Palin's ego is as big as her state.

    November 4, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  2. beevee

    Palin is a self-ablsorbed, selfish and vengeful person or so it appears from all the dramas she ahs been creating since losing 2008 election as a GOP vP nominee. it si time that some one tell her that she has no chance ever to be president of this nation. She does not have the qualifications to be the leader of this country. Inciting a bunch of Tea party idiots is not enough.

    November 4, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. Matt Parks

    I think she's a political dead end. In a few years she'll be completely forgotten, like a bad dream.

    November 4, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  4. Lynn

    If the news media would turn their camers off of Ms Palin, she would go back home and count her money. What does she have that hundreds of thousands other more educated and qualified women of the U.S. don't have. Palin is a money grabbing, headline act that's showing it's age.

    November 4, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  5. Kent

    Why do politicians think they know more than us (voters). Figures don't lie but liars will always figure. Go figure Pallin. A majority of us think you aren't suitable for the job.

    November 4, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. fielding mellish

    No way she could win anything outside of Alaska. An Obama-Clinton ticket will kick butt in 2012!

    November 4, 2010 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  7. Muffet

    Power hungry nutt! Never got over being rejected by 99.6% of Americans in 2008 election. Obviously scarred. In the meanwhile, may the dems,repubs and independents ELECTED get to the BUSINESS of coming together and solving the problems of this nation. Every lasy single one of them will be held accountable come next election cycle. The mouth pieces who want unearned credit for the fact that we breathe can go get a life.

    November 4, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. leapfrog

    Thank the voters of Delaware that Palin's mini-me O'Donnell is not mucking things up in Congress.

    November 4, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  9. Doug

    Gross .... we are totally lost as a country ... oh well it was good while it lasted.

    November 4, 2010 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  10. yanni

    Well, I liked the bear.

    November 4, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  11. mrlgh

    All hype, no substance.....next!

    November 4, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  12. WHATTHE

    Obama is going to Indonesia costing 2 BILLION!!! DOLLARS....and 34 WARSHIPS.....and they are REMOVING THE COCONUTS FROM THE TREES......and no mention of this on your homepage......you can no longer call yourself news.
    Oh, and dont forget about the 6 billion bonds the fed is buying that is going to spur inflation....but, oh, this is not a news site any longer.

    November 4, 2010 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  13. beverly

    She is full of spin and catch phrases, but I have not heard one solid statement from her –ever! What is her vision for the country, a specific vision: "We're gonna stand up and we're gonna speak up" seems to be her vison, that and "faith in America." It's amazing how people can be caught up by such phrases without digging deeper and asking "Speak up about what?"

    November 4, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  14. BPstinks

    A Palin/O'Donnel ticket would be awesome, lets see how low this natioon can go!

    November 4, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  15. Cosmo

    "It may take some renegades going rogue to get us there"

    It will also take a major league miracle, but seeing the gross stupidity of the American voter in this election, it cannot be ruled out.

    November 4, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  16. rdepontb

    PALIN PALIN PALIN! You seriously need to stop giving this individual, a quitter from her own responsibilities, any more free coverage. Seriously. If she does something seriously bad or seriously good-not something seriously self-serving or seriously innocuous-then consider its newsworthiness, and worthy of our time and energy to process.

    November 4, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  17. Robert

    How about ignoring this glamor-and-attention-seeking woman for once? She isn't the first person to take advantage of the media's insatiable appetite for controversy. Paris Hilton, Cindy Sheehan, Lindsay Lohan, Joe the Plummer, where are they now?The media even agreed to try ignoring Paris for a week. Can we do that with Sarah? After all, they are both famous for being famous, as opposed to gaining fame from excellence in what they do!

    November 4, 2010 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  18. Nidwaldner

    Seriously, if this country gives this woman any credence in the 2012 elections I am leaving the country for the sake of my son. It will be stunningly obvious that this nation has no hope for rational thought or interest in investing for the future. I have the means and ability. For those of you who say, "who cares, go", ponder that I am a well-educated professional in a health care field with a shortage of qualified workers and my spouse is a highly trained and experienced engineer in a field that needs his level of expertise.

    November 4, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  19. Katie

    Is she a piece of work or what? I can't believe anyone thinks she's remotely qualified to run this nation. She has NO cares about this country – it's all about HER. Got news for you Sarah, being president means being a pulic SERVANT, not a public icon. It means hard work for little money, and it means you're 100% accountable the entire voting population. You don't have what it takes.

    November 4, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  20. RICKFROMPA

    Why all of this news coverage! When is this "woman" going to go away!

    November 4, 2010 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  21. Brad

    Wow. Just wow. She cracks me up because she never says anything. She loves to use catch words/phrases like "renegade", "maverick", and "going rogue." However, nothing she says ever means anything. I pray that she runs for President. Obama might get the first unanimous vote.

    November 4, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  22. Rick

    I was actually impressed with this video. Relevant, energetic, and captures the current political tide.

    November 4, 2010 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  23. rgzyne

    the usual Palin sound bites and platitudes. all style and no substance. tastes good, but has no nutritional value.

    November 4, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  24. cel

    eventually, people will have had enough of her and she'll lose her audience. she irritates people and has no clue about being a lady.

    November 4, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  25. gina

    As an American Palin does not speak for

    November 4, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
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