Palin rolls out 'vision of the future' in video
May 27th, 2011
05:39 PM ET
7 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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soundoff (330 Responses)
  1. Stephen in Bedford, TX

    Steven Spielberg with all the special effects in the world could not make Stupid Sarah look intelligent.

    May 27, 2011 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. kimberly

    We all KNOW shes not running, she would be knocked outa the race in five minutes! She has 7% approval ratings, and only loons and bible thumpers like her. Shes a money grubbing HO! and nothing more!

    May 27, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  3. Thomas

    Do those "enduring truths" include illegal wire taps of American citizens, allowing investment banks to torpedo the global economy for their own personal financial gain, shipping millions of jobs overseas and then having the nerve to complain about it, killing off hundreds of species of wildlife in the name of making more money for the oil companies and the military invasions of countries that never did us any harm but who we simply find annoying? Do they, Sarah? Given that the past several Republican administrations (including Reagan's) did several if not ALL of these things, then I have to assume that these are, in fact, your "vision for the future of our country."

    May 27, 2011 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  4. h s

    Now see the liberals/leftists attacking her...

    May 27, 2011 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  5. me

    Oh, it's a horror film.

    May 27, 2011 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  6. Herbie Walker

    I'm confused by this film.

    If, as the film intones at its end, "our best days are yet to come," than Gov, Palin is saying that the past is worthless, only a record of our mistakes and a set of warnings against repeating the same errors again.

    But I thought conservatives were the guardians of the past and everything that came from it that makes America what it is today.

    So, Ms. Palin's assertion strikes me as contradictory. Don't we have to look back at the past, even bring it back in order to get ahead? Is this Palin person a real conservative if she's extolling the virtues of the future?

    Sounds downright progessive to me!

    May 27, 2011 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  7. dan in capitola

    She and the rest of the TP nut jobs get all misty about a perfect America that never Haley Barbour saying his childhood in Mississippi "wasn't that bad". Of course it wasn't, when you're a white male ( I am a WM myself)!

    Palin and the TP also are stuck on making the founding fathers into pious Christians when many of them were agnostic or quite atheistic. They'd seen how religion was used to control people and governments and wanted to steer clear of a religious state.

    Lastly, when the day comes that ANYONE needs a history lesson from this vicious airhead we'll really be down the tubes.

    May 27, 2011 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  8. lynn

    As Germany should have feared Hitler, the U.S. should be fearing Palin. She's being controlled by someone with intelligence who is power hungry. Considering her lack of intellect and abilities, it honestly should frighten all U.S. voters that she even has the remote possibility of becoming the President. McCain should be held responsible, prosecuted and pay for his crimes against the U.S. people for releasing Sarah Palin to the public.

    May 27, 2011 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  9. Desmond in Canada


    May 27, 2011 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  10. brett

    you liberals at cnn are obsessed with sarah palin.

    May 27, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  11. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    At the end of the day, $arah Palin quit as governor.....when the going got tough, she quit.....UNACCEPTABLE!

    May 27, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  12. kim

    we know shes not running, only fools fall for her stunts, she knows mickey mouse has a better shot at beating Obama than she does- shes milking you morons for all your worth!

    May 27, 2011 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  13. Four and The Door

    Palin assures, "We know our best days are yet to come."
    Apparently Obama and the Washington Democrats have been counting on that. It's going to take our best days and more like our best decades to have any chance of paying off the borrowing they have done.

    But better days for America begin Sunday, January 20, 2013.

    May 27, 2011 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  14. Joe

    She really can't be this stupid. Lincoln was the first Republican president, Washington ran unopposed both times and if he was a member of a political party he would have been a Federalist.

    May 27, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. Zimbot

    "We know our best days are yet to come." Yes, President Obama's 2nd term will be better than his first.

    May 27, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  16. tony

    "Fascism will come to America, wrapped in the US Flag"

    May 27, 2011 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  17. Jim cooke

    What idiot came up with the idea that Washington was a Republican. The party didnt even exist at the founding of the USA and no parties did. How is Lincoln a founding father having took office almost 100 years after the revolution. Are you really that stupid.

    May 27, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  18. Clint, Wa.

    Feed her to the bear for dinner.

    May 27, 2011 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  19. reality check

    did anyone else notice the problem with saying that Washington was a Republican and Lincoln was a founding father. There was no republican party during Washington's time, just Federalists and Whigs, and Lincoln was 90 years after the founding of the country so he couldn't possibly be a founding father... duh

    May 27, 2011 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  20. LegendRx

    Shame on you cnn . . . you know better but still you fan the flames!

    May 27, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  21. CrimsonDuece

    I think I'm actually starting to feel sorry for Mrs. Palin. She obviously is living in a bubble where she thinks she has something to offer beyond a couple of catch phrases and a wink, and no one who cares about her can or will tell her otherwise. I guess as long a she can figure out a way to get people to give her money for these appearances she'll keep trottin' the hubby and kids around the country.

    May 27, 2011 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  22. Angy

    The only thing I can say is "go head repugs or tea baggers or whoever you losers are this week, nominate this tree stump". The Dems thank you. what a joke. LOL

    May 27, 2011 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  23. Joe

    "..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,".. "and as soon as we look up what those are we're by golly gonna go there!"

    May 27, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  24. Jim in Florida

    turns heads? I thought it "raised brows"

    could CNN please hire an adult byline writer.

    Every single day

    it's "turns heads"...."raises brows"

    how about when we cover Obama we say – "blows smoke up their skirts"

    May 27, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  25. Eve

    That vid is just propaganda... where are actual ideas??? Get ready for the roll out of PR in an attempt to change Palin's public image. All red/white/blue and no substance on this bus tour. We need better than this.... I suspect she is thinking of running as an independent.

    May 27, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
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