Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video
May 27th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video

(CNN)-What begins with the howl of a grizzly bear and ends with a promise that "our best days are yet to come?"

The promotional video that caps off a roll-out announcement for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's bus tour.

The video, produced by the same duo behind Palin's 2010 "Mama Grizzlies" spot and released Friday, follows Palin's Thursday reveal of her "One Nation" bus tour. The tour begins Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. and travels "up through New England," according to the SarahPAC website.

"We have a vision for the future of our country," the self-proclaimed "mama grizzly" declares in a voiceover narrating scenes of towns and citizens across America.

She singles out Republican founding fathers Washington and Lincoln, as well as her oft-quoted GOP icon Ronald Reagan as figures who have passed down the "enduring truths" of freedom and the Constitution "to you."

The potential presidential contender stirred up speculation about whether she would seek the GOP nomination in 2012 with the "One Nation" tour announcement and news that a pro-Palin feature film would debut in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.

And though exact cities on the tour have yet to be disclosed, a Palin source told CNN that stops will be historic sites along the East Coast "that were key to the formation, survival and growth of the United States of America," including the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg and Antietam, Philadelphia - to visit the Liberty Bell - and a visit to the first-in-the-nation-primary state of New Hampshire.

Perhaps hinting at her future plans, Palin assures, "We know our best days are yet to come."

Listen to the Political Notebook as Candy Crowley, anchor of CNN's State of the Union, and Bob Costantini discuss Sarah Palin's bus tour and Tim Pawlenty's truth comments. Plus, Memorial Day weekend "Poli-Synch."


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  1. Johnson

    she is soooooooooooo full of herself, the bottom line is that she is of ZERO substance.

    May 27, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  2. MtnJim

    Founding Father Lincoln???

    I think she's about 70 years off.

    May 27, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  3. jeb

    Gag. Now we know that the Republicans have not abandoned torture.

    May 27, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Steve in Denver

    I take it she isn't planning the tour. She wouldn't have a clue about the significance of Gettysburg, Antietam, or the liberty bell. Someone from the "lamestream" media might ask who spoke at Gettysburg, she'd not know and accuse the questioner of gotcha journalism.

    Think I'll read her aid's new book. Ought to be a hoot.

    May 27, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  5. Jamie from Riverside

    and our best days will certainly be here once this idiot declares she isn't really a candidate.

    May 27, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    Your vision is hallucination Simple Sarah. Run anyway. I'll support you getting the nomination only to watch you quit 3 weeks into the process as you once again play the victim

    May 27, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. TheTraveler

    Just like her books, and her reality show, I won't be bothering with this either ...

    Sarah Palin only continues to be a "celebrity" because the media continues to make one. Stormy Daniels has more political substance than Sarah Palin .... and that's not saying much.

    May 27, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  8. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Reagan and the Constitution? Now that is funny. Someone pop the tires of that bus so this hick can stay home. Obama/Biden 2012

    May 27, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  9. maeve

    As a woman, Palin embarrasses me. Lord knows we're not all like this person, who swings with the wind from harpy to victim to utter nitwit.

    May 27, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  10. FRANK - LAS VEGAS

    Typical moves from Half Gov. Palin, put things on film or video where half truths or lies can not be readily challenged. I bet this video or her film doesn't include any of her interviews (except those on Fox). The problem with this approach is that many people take what she says as truth which is normally not the case. I always love how the GOP totes itself as the party of Lincoln. While he was a Republican, it certainly isn't the same Republican party then as it is today. The Republican of today doesn't stand for anything President Lincoln did. If this country still allowed slavery can anyone see today's Republican party taking a stand to abolish slavery? If President Lincoln were alive today he would certainly be a Democrat.

    May 27, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  11. Bill S.

    As a left of center independant there is NO ONE I would rather see be the Republican nominee than Governor Quitter. It will assure not only Obama's reelection but will create bigger-than-otherwise Democratic coattails.

    May 27, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  12. IVOTE

    According to a top member of Rolling Thunder; Palin was not invited nor is she going to speak on their stage and she is a distraction. How crass can she be.

    May 27, 2011 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    A picture is worth a thousand words especially when you can't put together a coherent sentence, can't name a magazine or newspaper you read, don't understand the results of putting crosshairs on a person, claims you are the only person who can see Russia from Alaska and Putin's head popping up every now and then, don't know Africa is a Continent, no passport until told you need one to leave the U.S. because never had interest of traveling any further than Wasilla and back home, 5 colleges for one journalism degree and no further interest in education for self or family, didn't know daughter sleeping under roof with baby daddy or that she was pregnant, 1/2 term scandalous Governor. If you don't know what's going on under your own roof, how in the H do you know how to run a country or state.

    May 27, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  14. Ex-GOP Con

    ROFLMAO!!!!! Geez...you gotta give it Palin-she may be dumber than the average American but she's smarter than the idiots who shill out their money to her to tell them what they want to hear. If you look up 'opportunist' in the dictionary you'll find a picture of Palin.

    May 27, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  15. dave

    Republican Washington? Lincoln was the first Republican president. Washington had no party affiliation, and in his farewell adress warned about the dangers of political parties. How prophetic! All we have is half-brained politicains with no knowledge of our history, and political gridlock in Washinton. Want shake things up in DC? Fire the House. The Senate will then possibly wake up and serve the people who sent them there (not the Koch brothers, but one man, one vote). We are the ones who hire these guys. Each one should be subject to a performance review after each Session. If they don't serve everyone, fire 'em!

    May 27, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  16. BENJI

    Her vision only includes whites. Everybody else needs to get to the back of the country.

    May 27, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  17. Roscoe

    Our best days are ahead of us......as soon as Sarah retires or is indicted, the going will get good.

    May 27, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  18. Ed

    Run Sarah Run! If she wins the GOP (Grumpy Old People) Party nomination that would guarantee 4 more years for Obama! She's a total joke!

    May 27, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  19. jersvette

    And she keeps collecting those FOX checks because she hasn't announced the obvious that she is a candidate. This woman sets the bar when it comes to lack of ethics. I am not questioning her morals leave that for those who care. Donald Trump's ego pails in comparison.

    May 27, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  20. Voter

    Well, the good news is that she's pretty. The bad news is that she's a social conservative and appears woefully unknowledgeable and unqualified to be President. And, this cutesy "Mama Grizzly" and "you betcha" stuff is a real turn off. Additionally, don't just knock Obama & the Dems;-I would want any candidate to be SPECIFIC as to what he/she would do to address economic issues, among others. It's easy for a Republican to talk about cutting spending, but, if you put their feet to the fire and demanded to know WHERE, a lot of their supporters probably would back off if the specified cuts were in programs where THEY didn't want cuts to be. It's always easy to cut the others guys allowance,-just don't cut mine. Also, how about BOTH spending cuts AND some tax hikes? With both, each would be less severe and unpalatable, and presumably would produce the desired results more quickly.

    May 27, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  21. Manuel A. Rosa

    Didn't the old Soviet Union use a bear as well as a symbol of its strength?

    May 27, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  22. FactCheck

    If she runs, I'm sending money to her PAC. She is the best insurance for a second Obama term.

    May 27, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  23. Tim

    Ummm... last time I checked, Lincoln was not considered a founding father. kthxbye

    May 27, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  24. Will

    I think I just threw up. What croc!

    May 27, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  25. Nancy in WA

    It's so strange because I just love to hate this woman. I don't know what it is about her, but she's just nails on a chalkboard with everything she does. She's the kind of person you just want to see get slapped across the face. She's just so hateful and racist and mean, and she insists on so much attention thrown her way. I don't feel this way about any other politicians who I disgree with or dislike for whatever reason. I've voted since 1980 and have never felt this way about anyone ever. Glad she's not coming to Seattle!!

    May 27, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
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