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. guest

    Sarah Palin is in no way capable of running this country. I would take Bachmann over Palin and that's a big stretch. I would leave this country if she was elected.

    August 31, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  2. George

    Sarah, listen to me please. The secret to your winning will be in flashing, showing a lot more skin, please listen. That will get you the votes of the men, and well, a lot of the women too. Get with it quickly, Michele is already ahead of you in that game, she has taken my advice and is starting to give us men what we want..

    August 31, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  3. Hank

    Please go away, you will never be President of this country. We do not need some one that will quite their job when it gets tough.

    August 31, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  4. J.Crobuzon

    She's calling it the "drop-dead date" instead of "The Day Palin Quits Again."

    August 31, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  5. Linhster

    This dimwit is not going to run for POTUS. It's too hard of a job without much compensation($$)which she's into. Beside running for president will require her to debate other GOP candidates which definitely expose her intellectual inadequacies and she knows that her chances to win is nil.

    The proverb ' the louder the drum the hollower it is" applies perfectly here. She's only doing all of this to get attention and to squeeze out as much publicity and $$ as she can before fading to oblivion.

    August 31, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  6. Bhari

    Labor Day was made a federal holiday under Grover Cleveland, a Democrat. However (from Wikipedia) – "Cleveland was the leader of the pro-business Bourbon Democrats who opposed high tariffs, Free Silver, inflation, imperialism and subsidies to business, farmers or veterans. His battles for political reform and fiscal conservatism made him an icon for American conservatives."

    August 31, 2011 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  7. Emma

    The media should stop covering Palin until she declares her candidacy. By spending time covering her, they take away coverage from those that are actual candidates. Leave Palin alone & force her to declare her intentions!!!!!!!

    August 31, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  8. Tim

    RLA says:
    You people must really be distressed about Palin– note the typical hate and out down speech that rises from the drones.

    Of course, many of us are very distressed about her. Every time ding bat says something she subtracts from the sum of human knowledge.

    August 31, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  9. A. Rice

    Palin is running for the Vice-President slot. She will tag on to any Presidential front runner, because she will bring her base to the race.

    August 31, 2011 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  10. New Age Independent

    While I can't see myself voting for Palin, she does do the country a huge service. She is there to show us all just how hateful and intolerant liberals can be.

    August 31, 2011 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  11. The_Mick

    Palin's a "hero" to the Tea Party movement. Let's see, she struggled and switched colleges to get a degree. She quit before fulfilling a term of office. She did not impress the importance of education or her alleged Christian morality on her daughter – which isn't surprising since she was pregnant when married herself. And her knowledge of the U.S. government and world affairs is clearly substandard. Yeah, I guess that would make her a Tea Party hero!

    August 31, 2011 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  12. truthman

    If the Dem Congress wouldn't give her a hissy-fit, she'd do a fine job. She's smarter than Bush, more trustworthy than Obama, and would be prettier than any President I can think of, especially Lincoln. Even Reagan. Sigh... that's the problem. I couldn't take 4 years of the left going bananas and slinging mud at her. I just want to hold her in my arms and protect her. Sigh...

    August 31, 2011 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  13. Chuck in Jasper, Ga.

    Why is this goofball in the news at all...?

    August 31, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  14. K3Citizen

    We do not need an indecisive president. If she can't decide to make this decision, then how will she answer the call at 3:00 a.m.? We already have one crazy bat in the race, we don't need another.

    August 31, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  15. FactCheck

    he blind and stupid leading the blind and stupid.

    Of the many things that can (and should) be said about Palin, stupid is not one of them. She knows very well that the lemmings will shell out their money just for a glimpse. She is working her 18% of the constituency (aka the Tea Party) for every cent that she can bleed out of them... and they are dumb enough to fall for it.

    August 31, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  16. scott

    well look at it like this do you really want mit romney was a govenor of mass. and they hate him says it all who decides who should should be shoot lmao

    August 31, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  17. FIELD1stSGT

    The Obama puppies are so afraid of Palin all they can do is nip at her heels continuely. They ought to know by now their babbling and insulting remarks is only showing the lack of intelligence they like their President do not have. This is why he will be a one term President if they don't impeach the Muslim Fraud before then. Keep running your slobbering jowls Jackals your only driving swords into your man. PALIN/PERRY 2012

    August 31, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  18. Elmo

    Just thinking out loud... Has anyone stopped to think that Sarah may avoid the primaries all together, and enter the race 'after' primary season as a Tea Party or independent candidate? Quite an interesting thought. She can avoid the muttle of campaign tours and inter-party debates. If so, she will split the conservative/republican/tea party vote, so I'm thinking Obama needs to write her a check – for getting him re-elected.

    August 31, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  19. RickM

    Romney is a Lib, Perry is a lib, Sarah Is A REAL AMERICAN . and I really feel sorry for you Socialist, because We The People are not socialist, we are Dem, Repub, And Mostly Independant. and it is true that a lot of us got duped by your hero Obama but NOT any more .Obama Talks the talk but but the only walking he's done is digging us deeper in debt. and we are wiser now, Oh yeah do you know who the one person responsible for boosting the TEA PARTY'Smembership Among DEMS, thats RIGHT, OBAMA

    August 31, 2011 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  20. Terry - Indiana

    Attention all GOP Candidates: Do not fall for the "Palin Will Help You" bologna. Do not ask this woman to be your VP Candidate. Call John McCain and ask him how much this airhead helped his campaign. Sarah Palin is nothing more than a distraction, and of course, campaign fuel for the Democrats.

    August 31, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  21. Dave from GA

    The Tea Party is too teapotty.

    August 31, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  22. Brad

    This whole political circus is a joke in case no one noticed it doesn't matter who is running or not their just puppets for who is really running the show they keep us all wound up and confused so higher powers can run the show wake up people

    August 31, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  23. maggie

    Tony - yeah? for what?

    August 31, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  24. Rose

    Sarah will milk this for all the $$$ she can get. I think the main reason she keeps running around with her MADD (Media Attention Deficit Disorder) is because she is hoping that whoever becomes the GOP nominee (which won't be her), they will choose her as their VP candidate. She can't run for president – she knows as well as we do she has no substance or brains. At least for VP, she only has to debate once. So don't be surprised if you see a Perry/Palin ticket.

    August 31, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  25. HillClimber

    Please just go away, Sarah Palin. You are unqualified – yep, that covers everything. A waste of media attention, and an absolute air head.

    August 31, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
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