Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle
August 30th, 2011
10:29 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will celebrate Labor Day in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee will attend a Tea Party Express rally in Manchester on Monday, the same day former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was due to attend the event.

Romney cancelled his scheduled appearance Tuesday, opting instead to join the Tea Party Express national tour Sunday evening before Labor Day. The move made room in his schedule to attend a forum in South Carolina Monday at the invitation of Sen. Jim DeMint – -an invitation he initially declined.

But the tea party group isn’t losing sleep over his schedule shuffle.

“We are always thrilled to have Sarah Palin join one of our rallies,” Tea Party Express chairman Amy Kremer said in a statement released late Tuesday.

“She is an electrifying figure in conservative politics and a hero to the tea party movement.”

Palin has remained mum on whether she’ll jump into the 2012 race for the GOP presidential nomination, but steered her national bus tour to New Hampshire in early June. She attended a clambake in the influential state on the same day Romney formally announced his presidential bid there.

At the time, she called their joint presence in New Hampshire “coincidental.”

And two days before she speaks in New Hampshire, Palin is scheduled to visit Iowa, home of the first-in-the-nation caucus.

The tea party favorite has indicated the end of September is a “drop dead” timeline to make a final decision on whether she will seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president. But her appearances in both Iowa and New Hampshire are sure to stoke speculation about which way that decision will go.

CNN's Kevin Bohn, Peter Hamby, and Shannon Travis contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Sarah Palin • Tea Party Express
soundoff (379 Responses)
  1. Tony

    Run Sarah!!!! This country needs you now more than ever!!!!!

    August 30, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  2. sarahs friend

    President Palin's first act of legislation will be to do away with term limits. Then Dictator Palin will make deals with the cartels in columbia to fund black ops missions to pay for her plastic surgury and mitigate the smell her family makes.

    this woman does not look well. her actions are of an adict.

    August 30, 2011 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  3. trashcup

    The only people who are paying attention to this dingbat are the Tea Baggers.

    Since the Tea Baggers are so vehemently opposed to ANY federal spending, then I would have to assume they are against ANY federal money being spent on cleaning up after Hurricane Irene. ALL of those republican governors and mayors who are against ANY government spending, the ones who are cutting all the programs and benefits for their own workers need to deny accepting ANY federal funds for Irene's clean up.

    It's about time for these states to stand on their own two feet, especially since they don't want anything to do with federal tax dollars.

    August 30, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  4. MAngeline

    Can't imagine she will draw huge adoring crowds in NH. We New Englanders are too smart to fall for this empty-headed twit. I do hope she runs though. It will make the GOP race such a fiasco. Can you imagine Palin, Perry and Bachmann debating each other??? What a bloodbath.

    August 30, 2011 10:51 pm at 10:51 pm |
  5. Henry

    I hate Democrats almost as much as I hate Republicans.

    Republicans are bullies – Democrats are cowards.

    August 30, 2011 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  6. Rick

    She just wants to be in the limelight by posing as if she is still considering whether to run for Presidency or not. That way she can remain a celebrity and make more money. Eventually she will tell that she is not running. So, stop reporting on this buffoon.

    August 30, 2011 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  7. Gregory

    Labor Day is a holiday for Americans who work. Sarah Palin doesn't hold down a job, so she has no right to celebrate it. Looks like our Alaskan Evita is just riding other people's coattails and spoiling their parties again, rather than come up with an actual platform and demonstrate some real statesmanship.

    August 30, 2011 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  8. George

    Oh come all ye faithful. Sarah and Michele have been anointed to save us all.

    August 30, 2011 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I hope that people realize that Palin isn't ready to be president when she announces her run. Perry could eat her alive also since he has more experience as governor. I have to say that neither Perry nor Palin are really ready to be president because they deny science and embrace religion far too much and could cross the seperation line.

    August 30, 2011 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  10. TPF

    I guess Palin still doesn't get it! She's basically at the bottom.

    August 30, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  11. thomas

    From Napa California, to Iowa, then New Hampshire on a bus , Palin should consider high speed rail !
    I forgot that would create jobs !

    August 30, 2011 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  12. labman57

    Typical Palin with an extra dose of irony.

    Attempting to draw attention to herself during Labor Day weekend ... which was established to celebrate the efforts and inherent value of labor unions ... which she so enthusiastically vilifies.

    Palin had plenty of opportunities to step up to the plate and declare her candidacy. But she lacks the intellect, the work ethic, and the intestinal fortitude for a serious campaign ... and she knows it.
    So she opted for the world of "make believe" where she could pretend that she was a candidate, rake in millions of dollars (via donations, book sales, and speaking engagements), bask in the media spotlight, give shallow, snarky speeches and interviews, and evade any true responsibilities.

    August 30, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  13. Shardik

    Didn't she just lambaste Rove for saying she was going to run?

    August 30, 2011 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  14. Terry Gloege

    It's going to be interesting to see just how much longer the people in charge of the GOP are going to put up with this grandstanding money grubber.

    August 30, 2011 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  15. Larry L

    I'll listen to Palin when she's dancing around a pole, I'm drunk, and I'm stone deaf.

    August 30, 2011 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  16. Greenspam

    Come on, why is this even news? Of course she will be there, and of course she will sign books and sell stuff, and of course she still won't announce her decision.

    August 30, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  17. D. Krugerr

    Palin was a favorite of mine but since she didn't throw her hat in the ring, I started looking for an alternate.
    I discovered RON PAUL has a perfect track record for many years and is on track already and knows how to fix many of the problems in government. He is more for WE THE PEOPLE than any other candidate running so far. Some of Paul's ideas might seem a little extreme but he will not be working alone in Washington and he has a great track record of working well for compromise with all parties.
    Palin would have to be awfully strong to run against Ron Paul. I know Paul could win against Obama but I doubt any of the others could because there is just too many split issues with each of them.

    August 30, 2011 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  18. roscoe

    Is she doing table dances there? Word is that Todd likes that.....

    August 30, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  19. GOP = Greed Over People

    It would appear Mittens didn't "cancel" he was kicked out by the media whore to make time for her to make some book sales, stage some photo ops and sign some autographs.

    The one thing about the grizzly grifter that we know for a fact, is she is all over those Washingtons!

    August 30, 2011 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm |
  20. Dee

    You betcha, I know the tea party attendee's will be so glad to get to hear Palin spout her gotcha's. Wonder how much they are paying her?

    August 30, 2011 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  21. WFO

    American poltics ... "The Greatest Show On Earth". It's like watching the clowns at the circus. I've lost all confidence in our electoral hiring system and our politicians. I feel like I'm trying to bail out the ocean using a tablespoon and someone keeps insisting that I'm actually getting somewhere with it. It just seems so pointless anymore. It isn't about "us", it's about "them" ... the politicans. Their only interest in our well being is anything that benefits them. They are all just a bunch of self serving liars that have a singular interest .. SERVE SELF! Like the fake-religious that only participate to ensure their own salvation. Same breed of cat.

    I'm so disenchanted with the entire USA thing, it's just so false and arrogant anymore. Our political system is one huge FAIL. The two wings are part of the same dodo bird (stupid, nearly flightless, and extinct!). It does nothing but cater to the rich. To hell with us that actually row the fekking boat! As long as they keep us hipnotized with a new iPad or big screen or whatever every 30 to 45 days we remain clueless, forgetful, forgiving, and carefree. Our system is beyond broken. It's very much like the freeway systems in Los Angeles .. it's just best to avoid them.

    51 years a devout patriot, former military (six years) and ex-cop btw ...

    August 30, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  22. 1 voice for the people

    I'd like to see Palin run but I believe she might do better to wait until next time around. For now I would really like to see her working in congress and get more experience. Then she would build a track record that would show her true position on many issues and possibly give her a stronger platform to run on.
    The people have now experienced just how making the WRONG CHOICE adversely affects the entire country!

    August 30, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  23. Daniel

    Anyone who is too afraid to actually throw their hat in the ring and run for President, and is seemingly running for Vice President all the time, does not deserve to be a leader for this nation.

    August 30, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  24. cindy

    She makes more money off the gullibilty of some people. Why run for president when she gets all this attention "thinking" about it? Between her and Bachman...a comedian sums it up simply,"You can't fix stupid"

    August 30, 2011 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm |
  25. Truth

    The American people put Obama in the WH without knowing anything about him and now the republicans are doing the samething with this Perry from Texas. They don't want to talk about his record in Texas. He talks about creating all these jobs and all the policies he talks about were put in place by George Bush. Over half of the jobs created are for illegals. Nobody on the rightg wants to talk about his record because it is anybody but Romney. You have Romneycare but Perry has Hillarycare and nobody wants to talk about it.

    August 30, 2011 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
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