November 4th, 2010
09:16 AM ET
4 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. Carol

    UGGHHH!!! It's always about her drawing attention to herself. She didn't do as well as she wants people to think she did!

    November 4, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Alaskan Sourdough

    Intelligent Alaskans have already rejected her and her policies...(or should I say no-policies) with the seeming defeat of Joe the self admitted liar Miller. When will the rest of America wake up and see through this money grubbing, half brained, half term ex Governor?

    November 4, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  3. FSUSeminole

    Go Sarah Go!!! I love her..she is awesome1

    November 4, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. HD 100% ETH

    Sarah doesn't care about politics anymore, unless you cornering her. Leave her alone.

    November 4, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  5. PalmReader

    For the past two years, throwing all caution to the the wind, our media has been promoting this woman and the TeaParty with it's non stop coverage of bigotry and in-fighting, while throwing under the bus and ignoring the millions of Americans who are still suffering under the worst economic recession in history. Insulting as this is, Palin has been promoted as viable Presidential material, while Obama has felt the media backlash as he attempts to right the wrongs of the Bush Adminsitration (and the Republican controlled Congressional) spending spree of the early 2000s. That the media came out on top in this mid-term election is an understatement: $4 billion is, after all, quite the hefty haul, even by todays standards. Those who voted in the TeaPers, specifically Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Tom Johnson, and Rick Scott, absolutely get what they deserve from these candidates. Two can play this game of pay back. I am seriously considering going one step further and voting for President Palin. A Palin presidency ought to push us right over that financial cliff of doom Bush brought us so close to. Perhaps this is the wake up call we voters need in regaining our senses, and as a nation start taking our votes seriously again by voting responsibly.

    November 4, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  6. Aatami

    I can't think of another human being that makes me want to vomit more than this self-seeking, dimwitted, Sarah Palin. How can anyone believe that she has anything to offer more than being a bad parent and a quitter that refuses to sacrifice self for her committments?

    November 4, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  7. Texas Independent

    Yeah – the one she endorsed in the state where she is presumably known the best has NOT WON. What do the Alaskan voters know that has been hidden from the rest of the country? THINK, PEOPLE!

    November 4, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  8. gt

    palin is hype ... but so is bill clinton... his endorsement did not do one bit of good...he is old news .. the media still thinks he is a player.....just like old athletes who still think they can come back and deliver......only in there dreams...

    November 4, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  9. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    The conservatives could have had the Senate, but Palin's picks spoiled it.

    November 4, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. Eric

    Palin is a self-serving twit. People in her own party are starting to get over her antics. It's not about a unified party, it's all about her. Go back to Alaska and shut up!

    November 4, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  11. Carol

    A video about herself. Sounds of people applauding, and she takes all the credit for any wins. She needs professional help.

    November 4, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  12. harvey 60

    couldn't carry an election in her home state and lost the battle for GOP senate control due to her backing of O'Donnell. Sarah's toast, just ask Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie. Advice for Sarah: stick to reality TV, you're in way over your head, there's no way the money boys will back you. Haley Barbour, Newt Gingrich, Mike Pence are the likely nominees. As the boys proved in this election, the only thing that talks in the GOP is Moolah$$$

    November 4, 2010 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  13. K.D. Carter

    This nutjob is really not going away is she?

    November 4, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  14. idesign

    CNN You lie..........
    The numbers break down as 43 folks being back in the House races, and 30 wins! Senate is 12 backed and 7 wins.

    The overall percentage of suces for Sarah Palin is 67%.

    P.S. She never indorsed anyone in the Navada primaries.....

    You need to get your facts straight CNN!!!

    November 4, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  15. Chad

    "Palin's candidates" lost. and lost big time. If she now thinks she can claim political savvy, ask her what happened to Joe Miller, Christine O'Donnell and Sharon Angle. Now she wants to "take credit" for the Republican victories after she threatened them if they didn't drink her Tea.

    Regardless of her delusions of being grandeur, the bottom line is no one is going to vote for jack boot, extremists, and it was proven by the sensible voters.

    The best that Sarah Palin can do now is wait for Karl Rove and the "cannibal" Republicans to hide her somewhere so she
    won't muck up the 2012 election for them.

    Or wait, maybe she should run.

    November 4, 2010 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  16. V

    This woman is the Anit-Christ! Plain and simple. Her mission is to destroy this country and to make tons of money while doing so. She is not qualified to hold any political office, so all she can do is spew her hate, anger and lies. These are her only weapons and unfortunately, there are enough uneducated and disinfranchised folks that she actually has an audience. If ever there was someone who could actually harm this country with their ignorance and hate, this is the person we should all be very afraid of. CNN – please stop helping her get her message out. If all media venues would black-out this person, you would be doing the entire country a favor. I believe responsible news organizations have a responsibility to portray this woman as she really is – crazy! She should be found on the entertainment pages only, not in the political arena.

    November 4, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  17. Susan in AR

    Sounds rather self-serving to me. No surprise there.

    November 4, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  18. Jeffer65

    Not enough shots of Palin to be a campaign ad. Although CNN would love that, I bet. Our system of government seems be broken. Neither party has any fresh ideas.

    November 4, 2010 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  19. jake

    Palin is an inept moron.

    November 4, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  20. DIANA

    Alaska turned you down Palin. I'm so sick of this woman. I REALLY hope he is so narsassitic, (sorry if it's misspelled) that she runs for President and wins the Republican nomination. President Obama won't even have to campaign to win. Maybe then she'll go away for good.

    November 4, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  21. Russ

    Let's see, 50% of her backed candidates won? A baby flipping a coin could have done just as well. Sarah, get over yourself and go back to your Alaskan reality show, where you're seen saying I would rather being doing this than being a stuffy polititian or something to that effect. Doesn't sound like someone that's serious about elected office. But then you quit your last one to get rich with your media whoring. You're like a vehilce accident. Every one has to look at it, but don't ever want to be a part of it.

    November 4, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  22. Mi Poo

    Palin is getting geared up for her presidential bid. I can't wait to see the faces of the Republican big wheels when she wins the nomination! And as far as the Democratic Party is concerned, her nomination will result in all smiles. The Democrats LOVE you, Mrs. Palin!

    November 4, 2010 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  23. Dave

    Has this lady lost her mind. The GOP is now looking at ways to defeat this lady. Even her own party does not believe that she could win a general election, talking about Republican cannabalism

    November 4, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  24. Marie MD

    I should refrain from drinking coffee while reading about this imbecile of a woman. The unwanted, who cares narcissistic video of the AKIP plant, "is primarily about her". Geez, what a surprise!!
    At least she kept true to herself and her demented mind since she didn't mention her BIGGEST FAILURE of 2010, her boy toy miller right there in her backyard of AK. This one is priceless as she couldn't deliver him on a creepy platter to Alaskans.
    She is not only an insult to women and mankind in general but by using that grizzly photo I hope every day that she really meets up with a mother grizzly protecting her cubs except that the bear should be given a medal and be taken to a land where she and her cubs will never suffer and they will be safe. Lots of honey for the momma grizzly.
    BTW – that grizzly is too large to be a female! Then again, he does have cojones, doesn't he idiot?

    November 4, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  25. ToGetherWeStand

    So, only about half of her candidates have won and she is cellebrating victory??!!

    If it weren't for Palin and her extermist goons, the GOP would have taken the Senate.

    This lady needs to get a grip!!

    Obama 2012

    November 4, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
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