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
soundoff (379 Responses)
  1. LiLa

    Plain's appearances in those political environments serve only to keep attention on herself so she can sell more books. Hurry, Sarah, your 15 minutes are almost gone.

    August 31, 2011 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  2. enough of lies

    My question is, Is obama going to fly the American Flag on 9/11 or is going to order it taken down again like his visit to NYC so he doesnt insult his muslim bros and sis. I say the hell with those muslims who are trying to change America to their ways, either Love America or Get The Hell Out and take obama with you.

    August 31, 2011 07:38 am at 7:38 am |
  3. Michael

    Sarah is a light-weight, sorry to all conservatives. If she had any serious material in her head, she wouldn't be hiding behind her skirt while campaigning but not wanting to participate in debates or answer questions.

    Too easy to find out who the empty heads are

    August 31, 2011 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  4. diridi

    Is this wicked lady on hunger strike??????bony.....

    August 31, 2011 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  5. Clwyd

    She is still wetting her lips! Oh, how she wishes she could be in this race, but stupidity and ignorance are only part of what is holding her back. The other is she is a quitter and doesn't know how government runs on a local, state or national level!

    August 31, 2011 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  6. John

    It funny this woman Saran Palin show up every were there a primary , But keep saying she haven't make her mind up yet. I think either she doing It so she will be In the News or she a IDIOT If she think she could win. I really don't she why any body would even put her In the News, Because she or any of the Palin news.

    August 31, 2011 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  7. Sandy

    Palin is not running. She's been polled since she's been on the scene and her almost no one, but her few supporters, want her to be President. I think she's at least smart enough to see that..... never mind.

    August 31, 2011 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  8. rgrahamok

    Perry and Palin should join forces. He has openly discussed secession; she has a husband who was affiliated with a political organization that advocated secession. They are a match made in heaven, if you are a Democrat.

    August 31, 2011 08:09 am at 8:09 am |
  9. DAW

    Lots of coincidences in this non candidate's schedule, just can't stand to not be in the spotlight. A true conservative Tea Party type person.

    August 31, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  10. Armando

    And this is news why? Palin continues to find ways to stay in the limelight.

    August 31, 2011 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  11. LEGION, for there is many like me.

    ooh god please don't run.. we need to focus on serious people and smart people to run our country..

    August 31, 2011 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  12. Mark1

    Hopefully she joins the race. It can only make the Democratic Party look as the only adult option.

    August 31, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  13. LOL

    OMG please Palin run. I haven't seen Tina Fey in anything for awhile so she needs the work!

    August 31, 2011 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  14. Vigla

    Oh, Sarah... The vast majority of people despise you. Yet you still seem to believe in the delusion that you could win the office of Dog catcher... YOU QUIT AS GOV TO MAKE MONEY!!! And everyone knows it. You probably even don't believe in all the policy positions you espouse just so the gravy train keeps a comin'. It's sick, and wrong. PLEASE go away you political neophyte!

    August 31, 2011 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  15. Sadie Boyd

    What an awesome ticket we would have for the 2012 Election: Romney/Palin or Palin/Romney...a guy who has sent billions of jobs overseas and has taken a childish pledge to never raise taxes despite economic conditions and a gal who consistently revises history and has managed an act of sedition without any recourse...who needs jobs or our national parks, we have a religious fruitcake and a momma grizzly to save us!

    August 31, 2011 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  16. Ben

    As a conservative, please, please just go away

    August 31, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  17. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Will she be rolling in on her big black Canadian made bus? The big black bus that pollutes the environment, and gets 5 miles to a gallon of diesel? Funny that when she was running for Vice President she claimed to be a hockey mom. In all the time since then, not one of her children has played hockey, and she has not attended one hockey game.

    August 31, 2011 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  18. jimtanker

    Palin/O'donnell 2012!!!!

    August 31, 2011 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  19. bb

    And this, children, is what happens to you when you let your ego grow out of control while neglecting your education. Stay in school, or it could be you in toothcaps and a bun spouting absolute nonsense like a circus oddity.

    August 31, 2011 08:26 am at 8:26 am |

    Palin will go where ever she can get coverage. and teabaggers will follow. the blind and stupid leading the blind and stupid. i hope she runs!. nothing would help the dem's more then to have another right wing religious zealot in the mix. they'll keep steering independents and moderates to the scaring them to death. looks like it'll be a while before i can return to the GOP. i'm not a liberal but will not vote for bigots and haters. take your bible elsewhere GOP/Teabaggers.

    August 31, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  21. Jason D

    If palin isnt running why is she trying to take the steam from the other tea party candidates? she so willing to kill their momentum to sell books, get speaker fees and just come out with stupid comments?

    If she isnt supporting anyone shes just in the way of the politicial process, either run or support someone running...its an election, not a 'Few dollars more' for this 'Ground Hound; of self promotion

    August 31, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  22. So Sad

    Oh its a sad and sorry state we are all in when the rest of the republican candidates actually make Sarah Palin seem like the most sane and intelligent (cough*cough*choke) choice.

    August 31, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  23. Norm

    Pathetic cry for attention.
    She's like a little child running around the adults yelling "look at me...look at me........gimmee money...."
    And the sad part is that there are actual American voters giving her money and looking at her.
    This country has no shortage of stupid.

    August 31, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  24. Bassmaster

    I thought the tea party was not a recognized, separate political party. Second, watching elections is like watching American Idol. There's no point in watching the first part of it and when you do tune in for the last episode, the contestant you thought was the worst wins.

    August 31, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  25. krehator

    She is an idiot. She symbolizes political rhetoric and everything that is wrong in Washington.

    I say go ahead and waste time, it will only make the right wingers look more ridiculous.

    August 31, 2011 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
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