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. TheTraveler

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

    Well, if you consider someone who bailed out (read: quit) on her constituents as governor of Alaska as a hero, you're setting your standards pretty low ...

    August 31, 2011 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  2. NewsJunkie

    Oh, is she still speaking? Who cares.

    August 31, 2011 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  3. Que Sera

    Maybe it's time for Sarah to grow up and stop playing these games in the media.

    August 31, 2011 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  4. cee-gee

    Sarah: Are you in or are you out ?
    The more you pussy-foot around and seem unable to make a commitment to a run, the more you prove your doubters wrong. In other words–if you lack the guts to commit to a run (and risk losing) then you lack the guts to make the tough calls of a Commander in Chief.

    August 31, 2011 01:54 am at 1:54 am |
  5. Ken in NC

    The "Half Term Airhead" is only trying to throw a monkey wrench into the TeaPublican process. Democrats thank you Sarah for all of your help.

    August 31, 2011 02:30 am at 2:30 am |
  6. SwissCheese

    The Republican Party: The laughing stock of the country.

    August 31, 2011 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  7. No Name

    There is a case where DNA confirmed the rape of an 8 yr old girl in 1991...and the dude who did it was Todd's weed supplier...remember Palin " whats wrong with a joint now and then?" yea hows that working for ya now dear...and Todd and your MEAN GIRL SYNDROME cost the lives of children who were raped...and why you all ask that she did this?
    MONEY – HUGE money that doesn't even belong to her...see she is best buds with those educated thieves that very well planned an execution of an infant who was brought in and they took the money and ran...Alaska has no statute of limitations for rape....thanks to Frank...and Sarah went nuts...can't control that can you...oh and domestic-terrorism???
    The dude that DNA linked him to a 20 yr old case of rape of a 8 yr old girl...Todd was in knee deep with their sex parties and coke parties and killing prostitutes...some ended up cut up and floating in the Anchorage waters...now do you all really want ANYONE who contracts to kill a mother and her children in the name of a trust account that isn't hers???
    Read the Anchorage Daily News and look up the case and connect the dots folks...AKLAWDOG is on her case and will be brining it to the judges Palin didn't bribe or coherse to " drop the case " of rape of a child 1st degree times x2 kids...ask the Palmer Alaska District Attorney about all that...just give them a holler and tell them the feds told me to sue the State of Alaska...plan on it...see ya in court Palin...now lets get some media coverage of that...domestic-terrorism in Alaska...
    That is why she won't come back to Alaska...scardy cat she is now and her minions keep up the stalking for her...now American is that...good old Palin and her evils...MAY GOD CURSE YOU Amen...see you in hell dear...

    August 31, 2011 02:36 am at 2:36 am |
  8. EuphoriCrest

    Of course it's Palin (Again). "Palin" is the Greek translation of "Again."

    August 31, 2011 03:36 am at 3:36 am |
  9. Libaax Sankataabte

    Tea party is the modern KKK movement! and People should be aware of their ideology and hateful comments. Surprisingly Minority deciding for the majority's well being is a danger political structure so we should adopt Coffee Party in which stands for the people not corporate or top 1%

    August 31, 2011 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  10. Doug

    Say what you want about Palin, she can walk and chew gum at the same time. She running. Doug.

    August 31, 2011 03:53 am at 3:53 am |
  11. Lean6

    The GOP sat back and let Sarah Palin and the Tea Party run amok for 3 years, now they just have to deal with her. We already know that it's party over substance with the GOP, and thereby suspect lack of leaderhip, but now we'll get to see how little leadership they really have. Will they just continue to dance around Palin's moves...or will somebody in the GOP finally stop pretending she has a brain, and demolish her? Maybe they've signed a pledge not to do that already.

    August 31, 2011 03:59 am at 3:59 am |
  12. Bito

    She is a LUNATIC. Anybody that listens to her, needs to have their head examined, send her more money, so she will go away...

    August 31, 2011 04:08 am at 4:08 am |
  13. Samantha

    She acts like a band crusher! Still dont have the guts to go for it? Afraid to lose? Yes , no, Yes , no ? Enough already!

    August 31, 2011 04:45 am at 4:45 am |
  14. NoTags

    From the article, Amy Kremer's statement; “She is an electrifying figure in conservative politics and a hero to the tea party movement.”

    Apparently, the tea party movement doesn't set the bar very high for their hero's.

    August 31, 2011 05:06 am at 5:06 am |
  15. EffortPA

    People have it all wrong. Sarah Palin is not a divider, she is a uniter. She is the only candidate capable of uniting the left with about 70% of the right. No other candidate comes even close from doing that.

    August 31, 2011 05:33 am at 5:33 am |
  16. EffortPA

    I can't wait to hear who is Sarah Palin's candidate of choice. The way I see it, if you do the opposite of what Sarah Palin would do, you would be right about 90% of the time, so her opinion really matters to me. I hope she endorses her candidate soon, that would make my decision so much easier.

    August 31, 2011 05:35 am at 5:35 am |
  17. DBlaq

    Please Sarah, throw your hat in the ring. Please run. I beg of you. It would do wonders for Perry, Romney, Bachmann, Gingrich, Cain, etc. You betcha. The other serious candidates would love that. Go steal everyone's thunder. That would really help the GOP.

    August 31, 2011 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  18. Rubicon

    It will be a cabal of mental sloths .

    August 31, 2011 05:42 am at 5:42 am |
  19. witchiepoo

    thank god, she is on a timeline to "drop dead" !

    August 31, 2011 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  20. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Wingnut heads are exploding nationwide as Snooki Palin and the teabaggers undercut Romney again along with Witch ODonnell. The Frankenstein teabaggers are turning into the wingnut Waterloo. The trainwreck continues.

    August 31, 2011 05:50 am at 5:50 am |
  21. mike

    she is not going run, she is just sucking up as much cash as she can from idiot republicans

    August 31, 2011 06:06 am at 6:06 am |
  22. Sarcastro

    My God, is there anything this woman won't do for attention?

    She's like a Saturday Night Live Character- the "Mommy! Mommy! Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!" grown adult.

    You can picture the skit now- in normal, everyday adult situations (during a business meeting, thanksgiving dinner, shopping for a car, etc...) her husband and coworkers are trying to go about their business, and she does more and more crazy stuff to get their attention yelling "Look at me! Look at me!"

    August 31, 2011 06:12 am at 6:12 am |
  23. James

    This is it, folks. The village idiot is going to announce her run for president.

    August 31, 2011 06:15 am at 6:15 am |
  24. Rowdy

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

    Electricfying like a bad storm, and a hero that has done nothing in her life that would be considered heroic. Palin was Governor for less than two years and has since taken the easy way to make lots of money by speaking negative about everyone and everything and that hardly makes a hero.

    August 31, 2011 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  25. volksmaniac

    Oh , the trolls will be hitting this forum like a Mack truck soon . Let me feed them . Palin is Perfect !!!!!!!

    August 31, 2011 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
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