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. SCOTO

    CNN, for the love of goodness can we have some "Palin Free" days?

    August 31, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  2. Dave

    Sarah (the unelectable) is ginning up the noise machine one more time. That neither her, Perry, or Bachmann stands a prayer of being elected, be darned. Please Sarah, run.

    August 31, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  3. Tired of the nonsense

    Why does anyone pay attention to this dingbat?

    August 31, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  4. RBTL

    Palin is such a political tease. She flits around the spotlight like a moth to a candle. In Palin's case, I think she's already burned herself though because those who want her to run should be infuriated by her constant indecision and waiting this late in the game she's got too much competition if she does run. The spotlight is getting way to crowded for someone who likes to be it's sole occupant. No one in their right mind should take her seriously. Then again, we are talking about the Tea Party. Enough said.

    August 31, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  5. David

    Sarah Palin is a Dominionist. Look it up. It is very scary stuff. Do not make this woman or any other Dominionist our POTUS. Rick Perry is a Dominionist as well.

    August 31, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  6. GuyFawkes2011

    As a human with a head and a conscience I cannot understand why this woman is even in consideration as a President.

    August 31, 2011 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  7. John

    Sarah, You were a loser in the past and you are certainly a loser now. GET LOST!

    August 31, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. Moose

    Gooodd!! I wish she would just go away!! I wouldn't vote fore her if she was a democrat because she's a QUITTER....

    August 31, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  9. grizzly

    This Grizzli from Alaska has us all by the balls which is exactly what her intentions are. Milk the propaganda cow as long as possible and that will make her a mega million brod. She is clever and very manipulative and she has a plan which none of us know yet except to get very rich. Palin is uneducated, unfit for public office because she is a quitter and lets not forgetr this. She is the devil in a bra and panties.

    August 31, 2011 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. Matt

    Could she be any more blatant and shameless with this whole "I'm not campaigning, I'm just on tour" BS??

    August 31, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  11. Columbus

    Who really cares???!!!!! She stands no chance of being elected, she is one of the polar extremes. What bothers me the most about this woman, is that she got her 15 minutes of fame and learned she can make a living being a controversial celebrity (think Rush Limbaugh), but this only makes a mockery of our already disfunctional political system.

    August 31, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  12. Paul Willson

    Anyone who walked away from a leadership position as Ms Palin did is unfit to be POTUS. She is yesterdays news
    buye bye Sarah

    August 31, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  13. Bhari

    Agreed! Run Sarah. I would love to have you in the race.

    August 31, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  14. Starman

    Pllease, please let this be the big moment we have all waited for. Let this be the time, that the Republican nomination process has three, complete morons to choose from.

    August 31, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  15. The Elephant in The Room

    Look Sarah – Karl Rove has tried to sommunicate the message subtlely – - GET OFF THE STAGE – - you are hurting the party`s chances of being taken seriously, So is Bachmann. Your actions are selfish.

    August 31, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  16. MTATL67

    In the 25 years of following politics, I have never ever seen someone make such a mockery of our democratic process.
    Her behavior is extremely unpatriotic in the sense that she not participating in the actual process by telling voters what policies she would implement to improve the country. All she is doing is pandering to extremist and fiscal terrorist by spewing hateful and completely unhelpful rhetoric.
    Also she is not that bright.

    August 31, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  17. RickM

    Sarah Will Run, Sarah Will WIN! that can and will deal with the Repubs and dems for the real good of this country!!!

    August 31, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  18. Dave from GA

    I think it was so funny when media called her "Baby Palin". She gets furious. Yea she sounds like a teapotty person.

    August 31, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  19. VT_Citizen

    Don't you get it? Speculation is all she is really after. She will never put on a serious campaign. She doesn't have close to what it takes for that and she knows it. All she wants is to remain a topic of conversation. She is a classic reality show has-been who can't let go of her 15-minutes.

    August 31, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  20. Bill

    It's a national embarrassment this failed "sports journalist" and beauty pageant contestant was EVER a candidate for ANY national office. She was woefully unqualified to even be mayor of a small Alaskan town, much less governor. Thank god Alaska's entire human population is less than the city of Chicago....she really could've have done some damage to people had she not quit halfway through her term as Governor. Will somebody PLEASE help this woman go away?? Anyone?

    August 31, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  21. Scott

    Can you 'attention seeker'? Seems like someone, who I will not name – PALIN, loves to have the spotlight on her. "Look at me, look at me!!!! I'm over here!!"..... What a joke.

    August 31, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  22. Common Sense

    Hopefully she will run and completely disrupt the entire GOP candidate pool and cause nothing but chaos in the party itself. She will be the front runner for a while and then people will remember how much of an idiot she is, especially if she opens her mouth and says something. Then, we'll be back to no front running hopeful on the republican side.
    Palin running will surely put Obama back in the white house for 4 more years even in this economic climate.
    At least we'll get some good entertainment during the debates when she starts with her winking and pathetic slogans and backwoods jargon. Let the fun begin!

    August 31, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  23. Geoz

    Please do run. And make Betty Rubble your VP. Please?! Comeon she'd be great for all the stones you cast. :)

    August 31, 2011 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  24. newmoon2

    My five year old grandson doesn't need this much attention! F'idiot doesn't have the grace or the brains to realize she's a side show.

    August 31, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  25. ana

    At least Trump said he is not running after so many months speculation, this IDIOT seems to not make up her mind, she will have a flop show for sure.

    August 31, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
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