Palin to New Hampshire (again) in Labor Day schedule shuffle
August 30th, 2011
10:29 PM ET
7 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. V in Chicago

    Nothing this woman does is "coincidental". She is a media whore and will not stop until you stop covering her. Please, CNN, leave her to FOX. The two deserve each other!

    August 31, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  2. Tim

    Lets start with," I can see Russia from my back yard"! Next comment is on economy, the republican claim the Bush tax cuts creat jobs! Where are the jobs? Please explain without an excuse as to what Obama did, he extended them for the republicans

    August 31, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  3. DenInNooYawk

    She's pretty sure she wants to nuke Iran to bring on the Rapture, but not sure she actually wants to be president. Right?

    August 31, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. brevig

    Dear labman57,

    I agree with you 100%

    And if you don't mind, I will also quote you today on twitter and FB

    August 31, 2011 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  5. charles

    Sarah Palin Runs SNL rating instantly go up

    August 31, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. Bill

    The only reason this dingo doesn't officially enter the race is because she doesn't want to answer the questions.(and any question to her is a "Gotcha" question) Instead she'd rather run around like a jack in the box and pop up at state fairs and do a lot of complaining with no real solutions.(much like all the Tea Party members)

    August 31, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  7. Shelby

    Will palin be able to find New Hampshire?

    Here’s what she said during a 2008 campaign rally:

    “I like being here because it seems like, and in our last rally too, other parts around this Great Northwest here in New Hampshire, you just get it!”

    Lol! Above quote is from the youtube video: ‘Palin Thinks New Hampshire is in the Northwest- And is Booed’

    August 31, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  8. Joe

    She;s not going to Run She's just scaring the hell out of oBAMA
    I would love to see her debate obama she would tear Bozo apart

    August 31, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  9. Occupation

    What an idiot, she is such a game player and dangerous in her ignorance. Lets us hope 2012 is the last year we hear the name "Palin"

    August 31, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  10. Occupation

    Palin beat Obama in a debate? Whoa, was that a flying Pig?

    August 31, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. SantaFeChar

    ....and the question du jour is "who gives a rats??"

    August 31, 2011 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  12. ClarasBeau

    You know, now that I think it through, she probably IS going to run, because if she doesn't, she'll be suddenly overshadowed by all of the others who ARE running. So she'll probably run for President not to serve her country, but merely to remain in the limelight. Not getting that kind of media attention would be something SHE certainly couldn't handle, don'tcha know?

    August 31, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  13. allens

    run palin run. oh my mistake, i meant run forest run

    August 31, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  14. OldAlaskan

    Why is she waiting so long to announce???? She's still trying to come up with something intelligent to say.

    August 31, 2011 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  15. tom

    Again, who really cares. She's a money-grubbing media hound whose 15 minutes should have passed long ago. Please, media. NO MORE INK. She needs to go away.

    August 31, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  16. Robert McCrary

    Palin will not run for the Presidency. SHe is too active in running for the post of Vice President. It is her perfect job. few responsibilities. High Visibility. Powerful without having to wield the real power. The sad fact is that she would add to Perry's strength among the fringes of the party that will most definitely vote. They would be the Tea Party Dream Team. WHat a sad statement about politics in general....but mostly about the state of Republican Politics!

    August 31, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  17. Randy, San Francisco

    Palin will add more entertainment to the GOP/Tea Party presidential debates. It will be a contest to see who will be the first to say the most ridiculous thing: Palin, Perry or Bachmannn?

    August 31, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  18. Rob

    I find it very hard to believe in this day and age that such an insipid, incompetent, shallow, vain, etc,etc person such as Palin could even be considered for the presidency. Whats wrong with America? Where are the real leaders?
    I honestly would prefer to vote for Mickey Mouse rather than Palin.... Sad but true.

    August 31, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  19. Deep North

    If you stop following her, She will go away!

    August 31, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  20. Amanda

    She knows she can't possibly win, she is a HUGE joke, always was. She is only good for stirring the pot, not actually contributing anything. What floors me is that there are a small percentage of people that actually support her and think she could actuallly run the country! I for one will leave the US if that nutjob ever gets elected!!!!!

    August 31, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  21. roy

    Please go back to Alaska and stay there.

    August 31, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  22. BILLY P.

    some of you peolpe need to come out of your boxes that you live in! the 2 party system we have is a big joke. we elect the same people over and over then sit behind our computers and complain. why not go outside the box and try something new? what we have just is not doing!

    August 31, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  23. teepee

    why doesn't she just come on out with it and join the party?

    August 31, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  24. daryn

    what has happened to America – have we no intelligence? have we no morals? why do we reward these liars. how can peoople like bachman, palin, perry profess to be christian when all they see is the poor as dispicable and beneath them. their vision of our country is where the rich thrive and live a life of ease and abundance while the rest of us squander in the gutters for whatever scraps the privilidged allow us to have! Sad to be American these days!!!

    August 31, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  25. MB Seattle

    $arah Palin is not running for office. She would lower the republican collective IQ by ten points. She woud splite the right wing vote between Bachman and Perry making Romney the winner.

    Maybe thats not a bad thing. Go $arah. Take the heat of the debates and the public glare we know how well you field those tough questions.

    August 31, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
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