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. Mike

    As a God fearing, country loving American....please, Sarah, just go away.

    August 31, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. chris

    To all her 'supporters': What makes you think she'll do a good job as POTUS, when she couldn't handle governor of Alaska? Besides, if she does run, she's have to 'quit' her stint as 'contributer' to Fox Gnus. Plus all her 'speaking' tours...

    August 31, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  3. Expat American

    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
    --------
    You can't seriously believe that; no matter how scared you are of anything that isn't Conservative, Christian or White. It's okay to just say you're scared.

    August 31, 2011 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. Palin Power

    BEHOLD our next and greatest President Sarah Palin. This is a clear sign that she will run and become our next President. We are going to have 8 years of President Palin and become the Palination. President Palin will be our next and greatest President of ALL TIMES. She will usher in an eternal line of White Conservative Christian Madam Presidents and Vice-Presidents. Men, minorities and liberals will never ever be President again.

    August 31, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Raw meat Palin story for y'all...

    August 31, 2011 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  6. yay!

    I totally support Sarah Palin and hope she runs. That way, the Tea Party will have no one to blame but themselves when this country goes down the toilet. You betcha!

    August 31, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Jerry Bush

    Sarah Palin is so out of touch she doesn't realize the Tea Party is looked down on by most serious Americans. Way to go! Hitch your wagon to this anchor.

    August 31, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. gene

    I am a life long republican and have voted for every republican candidate for president since Ford ran against Carter – EXCEPT last year – I was going to vote for McCain but when he picked a moron as his running mate, I made a very tough decision and voted for Obama. I regret having to vote for him, especially what has happened since he took office, but am happy that she is not one heartbeat way from the Presidency today. I will find it very hard to support her if the HUGE mistake is made in making her our candidate in 2012.

    August 31, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Jake

    so there is still a good chance that she will help split the idiot vote into yet another direction!

    August 31, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  10. Sequoia

    Obviously, the Quitta from Wasilla will never be President because she's a total absolute joke to most Americans, but it will be hilarious to watch her moon-eyed cultist supporters get all worked up over nothing. Ha Ha.

    August 31, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  11. chuck

    SHE LOOKS TIRED, SICK AND THIN.You cares if she runs...then we will be done with her games.

    August 31, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  12. Will

    Palin, nobody's going to vote for you in New Hampshire. Up here we're literate and have "fancy book lernin".

    August 31, 2011 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  13. Ghost

    Poor CNN is the only ones adding to any speculation about Palin... They cannot get enough of her. They are infatuated. They want to keep covering her. Make the last story on her sooo astounding... a republican woman going to republican primary states.... how out of the ordinary... CNN is creating the Palin monster, I think they are getting kick backs.

    August 31, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. chuck

    $arah and Perry-no way people. We are way too smart to vote that ticket. Lets stick together....

    August 31, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. onelinerix

    run sarah run....away from us

    August 31, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  16. Sarah Palin is not anyones fav

    Who cares? Nobody.

    August 31, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  17. harold

    The lady will run but enter the race later so she doesn't have to complete in debates. She wants to run on sound bites and friendly interviews at Fox. In other words, do it her way, which isn't bad if the public lets you get away with it and they will.
    American is such a dumb nation as a whole. It is no wonder the middle class and poor are suffering as they vote and demand things which adversly affects them.

    August 31, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  18. Jessica

    As a women I will consider a sex change if Sarah Palin gets anywhere near running our country. I would love to see a women in a high politcal office but we must have standards here people. Palin is just a mess both as a individual and a political figure, plain and simple.

    August 31, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  19. skytag

    I can't believe this woman is still running around seeking the limelight. Why isn't she spending Labor Day with her family?

    August 31, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  20. Jarhead47

    weather is good today.

    August 31, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  21. BeverlyNC

    Palin is after attention her narcissitic ego constantly needs. She is also trying to make the most money off her idiot followers as she can before she has to go home. She is NOT running and you in the media know it. She could NOT still be working for FOX and be thinking about running for President. Every other FOX nutjob running for President or when they announced they were just THINKING about running for President was fired by FOX. They cannot legally have candidates on their payroll. Do you really think Palin would walk away from her FOX salary and the media attention she gets via them???
    Stop covering Palin – she is NOT running and no one cares what she is doing or thinking or going.
    Republicans have NO credible candidates and Palin is not even in the running.
    Perry will be gone as soon as all his lies about what he has done in TX have been exposed. He has destroyed TX and the people there HATE him. I have relatives in TX who are both Democrats and Republicans. They say the same thing. He is "devious, corrupt, bought and paid for by oil companies, and has all but destroyed" their state.

    August 31, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  22. mike

    This country is already going down the toilet thanks to Clinton, Bush, and Obama. As to Palin, she and her husband need to be taken in for child neglect. She's so power hungry that forgets her children need a full-time mother. For all the criticism she gets from feminists, she seems to follow their advice to the letter: It's more important to work than to be a mother.

    August 31, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  23. Scott

    She's kinda like the Republican Jimmy Carter.

    August 31, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  24. Chris

    As long as CNN and others continue to report on this moron, she will not go away. Start covering this TV reality star and half-term governor WHEN she announces her candidacy (hah!). Until then, ignore her, PLEASE!

    August 31, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  25. ted

    I guess we couldn't get through the day without a news update on the life of Sarah Palin. A day without the dark clouds of her would be horrible I guess. Maybe she should drive her bus around Vermont and report back to the world how bad the Irene aftermath is for normal Americans and maybe the GOP would listen and open up the FEMA budget to help Vermont.

    August 31, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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