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

    Reading these comments, it is hilarious how both Palin and Bachmann cause the weenieboy gamer generation, that most lackluster, useless generation of American males that grew up in the bubble-wrapped suburbs, to throw a hissy fit and set their hair on fire. Is it because both of those ladies have the cojones the Obamatron zombie boys are sorely missing?

    August 31, 2011 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  2. John Steel

    Sarah is just bumming because no one has been paying attention to her lately. She wants anointed, not nominated, she will never give up her lucrative career scamming the stupid Tea Party fools for the bruising campaign trail.

    August 31, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Crush

    Hey Sarah Palin... Why did you let an adult sexually assault your
    daughter into pregnancy when she was still a minor?
    You are NOT a good example for the youth of the world.
    Are you going to condone child molestation should you
    actually be elected to the Office Of the President???

    August 31, 2011 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. Voiceinthewind

    Pale-in is such a dim-wit with no access to a brain that she would be a good match for Ferry since he is in the same category just as long as they stay in Pale-in's igloo and don't run for public office.

    August 31, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  5. obandon

    Hey everybody, look at me I'm Sarah Palin! I want to make sure I show up when someone else is making an actual bid so I can take the limelight away from them while I tease you. Make sure you look at me, I'm Sarah Palin! Look at me, pay attention to me, write about me, Hey, look look at me!

    She makes me ill. Such a narcissistic person.

    August 31, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  6. Lee

    Perhaps she'll endorse Rick Perry, Vice Presidents don't have a lot to do, have plenty of time to visit nice places, lots of opportunity to get her name in the paper. If not Sarah, who? I can't see Rick Perry picking a vice president who might not whole-heartedly agree with HIM, so that rules out "Balancing" the ticket. Perhaps Erik Cantor?
    Whoever it is, the US voters would do well to think before they vote for Perry/whomever. If his record in Texas is any indicator (and what else do you have to go on?) he would be every bit as bad as he sounds, and maybe a tad worse: government of the big contributors, by the big contributors and certainly FOR the big contributors. Perry is all in favor of every individual "taking responsibility for himself". People should not be expecting any kind of help from the government, that's not what government should do. Government should get out of the way, and let people take care of themselves.
    For business, especially those that contribute to his campaigns, well that's another story. Government should help business in every way it can, beginning with reducing or eliminating taxes and, of course, all those onerous regulation.
    Back to the past, to the good old days when there was no minimum wage, no social security, certainly no medicare or medicaid. That s what he WRITES he favors in his book, and he wouldn't lie, would he? Well, maybe, but not about that.

    August 31, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Don

    Congradulations CNN! Your following of triteness for Ms. Palin once again strengthens the idea that CNN truly is a media whore. No, let me put that in other terms – CNN is the CEO of yellow press. For those who don't remember the term yellow press it was used to describe a certain newspaper that sensationalized trite subjects. Cnn fills lthat bill.-How about reporting if Ms. Palin ever had a tummy ache – now that would be news in the tradition of CNNs reporting.
    Give us all a break and do what CNN USED to do best and that is present news that truly is news. Maybe your editors need to have a session on what constitutes news which is of such importance that it would be worthy of what used to be the premier TV news channel.

    August 31, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  8. Mr. McPheebee

    I still day "Dumb Dora" is not gonna run. She craves the attention...makes you wonder what's going on at the Palin household.

    August 31, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  9. Tzo73

    How is it not obvious to everyone? She isn't going to run, she's going to sell her support to the highest bidder. Sarah is a crafty one. She knows there is no chance for a President Palin in 2012, so she's going to be Kingmaker Palin and collect some favours she can call in later. I bet there is even the possibility of another vice presidential slot if she can keep showing off how big her following is. No Palin 2012.

    Right now the Republican's best bet is to put Romney up for election. He's the only one with a chance to pull in all those angry ex-Obama fans and middle of the road types. Any other candidate (so far) will polarize voters and they'll vote Obama. Republicans have an image problem right now, and as long as Romney can stay out of the stupid rhetoric game he's the only one who has a chance of winning a national election.

    August 31, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  10. Stvnkrs10

    Yes Sarah, please do run. It's the only sure fire way to get Obama another 4 years in office.

    August 31, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  11. Greg Gilbert

    She has decided to be a reality political TV star and she will do nothing more. The journalistic forces dance from her strings as the "tard" pulls them. Ironic isn't it.

    August 31, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  12. Who Says

    Occupation

    Palin beat Obama in a debate? Whoa, was that a flying Pig?
    *********************************************************************************
    My pet rock could beat Obama in a debate if Obama would try leaving his pet teleprompters at home.

    August 31, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. Longsack the Clown

    For the folks that haven't seen a tea party rally, I can tell you what you will see, and what you won't see. You WILL see a whole lot of white, white, white wealthy folks and a bunch of really nice cars. What you WON'T see is any black folks or any hispanic folks. The tea party peeps will not have it. On the bright side though, Ms Palin does make me laugh, and I'm a clown.

    August 31, 2011 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  14. Bill, NY

    Must be some kind of cash to be made in New Hampshire!

    August 31, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  15. madcow11

    Tina Fey, where are you?

    August 31, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  16. RODNEY

    I dont care who runs. I just know i will not the mistake of voting for Obama again. How could I have been so stupid into getting suckerd in to voting for him. It looks like alot of people got suckerd since he did get elected.

    August 31, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  17. Expat American

    The fact that she is considered a ‘Hero’ to the Tea Toilet Movement – pretty much tells you all you need to know about the Tea Toilet Movement.
    An unread, unintelligent, untraveled and uneducated bigot is their hero.

    August 31, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  18. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    @RickM

    one thing that I have found out for sure that most people that make posts such as yours don't really know what socialism is nor what a socialist is. I suggest GOOGLE and fact check for you. Just because many do NOT support Sarah Palin far from makes them a socialist.

    August 31, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  19. jimbo

    To Helen, Tony, D. Krugerr, and 1 voice for the people–STUPID IS AS STUPID IS!!

    August 31, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  20. Michael

    Run Sarah, Run ..... so says the Democrats!

    August 31, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  21. Seth Hill

    Come on, CNN! You are getting really sleazy! Your headline says "Palin's surprise Tea Party move." I got all excited that something dramatic happened! But the article does not mention any surprise.

    August 31, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  22. roscoe

    First Irene and now Sarah....will the attacks on the northeast never end?

    August 31, 2011 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  23. Bessy

    Hey Group,
    Don't get so excited about whether Sarah Palin runs or not. Pray she does run and that she is nominated. That should do away with the empty headed twit and get her out of our lives once and for all. John McCain has a lot of " splaining " to do in heaven over releasing this bit- on America.

    August 31, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. closetiguana

    Thanks William. I do what I can

    August 31, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  25. Bubba

    She'll never hold political office again, because she was allowed to resign as governor rather than face four separate ethics investigations(originally six, but two were thrown out). She had to resign because she was the author of the new ethics bill, and had never noticed that the accused had to pay ALL court costs, win or lose. "It'll keep people honest," she used to brag, ignoring all her allies who told her it was bad law.

    August 31, 2011 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
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