April 7th, 2010
06:45 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin, Bachmann rally conservatives

Minneapolis, Minnesota (CNN) - Republican hot button Sarah Palin took the stage Wednesday in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling on conservatives to "get our country back on the right track."

"It's not going to be easy. This is a challenge," she told the crowd. "The first task is to restore balance and common sense, and the first test will be at the ballot box in November."

The former Alaska governor and current conservative superstar headlined the event hosted by the Republican Party of Minnesota. Her last appearance in Minnesota was for her book tour in December.

Palin also offered a direct thank you to members of the Tea Party movement.

"I thank you for being part of this beautiful grassroots movement that's really sweeping across our country and it is full of common-sense conservatives who are ready to take our country back."

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Sarah Palin
soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Chas in Iowa

    If ex-governor Palin is the new shining superstar of the GOP it only tells me the GOP has not learned much from recent history.
    Even if we don't need a president with deep foreign policy credentials we do need someone who knows basic geography, someone who does not quit an elected postition trusted to her by her constiuents, who cannot speak clear understandable english instead of a run on of endless unrelated comments and sentance fragments.
    I will give her credit for one title she has been annoited with "Liar of the year" for 2009.
    That's who we need as a front man for the GOP,....go Sarah.

    April 7, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. SkiDoc

    O.K. liberal spinners get started: not really 10,000 – maybe a 100 or so and, by the way, they don't count anyway because they are just a bunch of right wing alarmists hooked on guns and religion.

    Keep on dreaming, libbers. America will be back as of November!!!

    You betcha!

    April 7, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  3. Kevin

    Dumb and Dumber live in Minnesota.

    April 7, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  4. Bubba

    I wouldn't walk across the street to see her for free even if they served lunch. What an ultramaroon.

    April 7, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  5. Expat American

    10K sets of white sheets....set up a little booth outside the event and charge $10-15 per set...this is a gold mine....Maybe throw in a few world maps so Palin's bigots can finally learn where Kenya actually is....

    April 7, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  6. Testify

    The sad part of these 10000 supporters that will be attending will be getting mis information on the health care as well as other things that is impacting our nation. These two have nothing to offer.

    April 7, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  7. Kathryn

    People will continue to be interested in Sarah Palin to watch her make a fool of herself. Who could seriously want this incompetent lady to be in charge of anything? Have you listened to her talk, watched her interviews? Her excuse for her stupidity is that the media is trying to trick her or trip her up. She's a trip, all right.

    April 7, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    If she is the "headliner" there are others on the stage- who are they?
    How can you be sure it's Palin that is drawing the crowd?
    Too much is made about this woman.

    April 7, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  9. Willow

    Free tickets? What else would you expect.

    The inmates are running the asylum!

    April 7, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  10. Shibumi

    And the fear-stricken, libtard Palin bashing begins in 3.......2........1

    April 7, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  11. KING

    Just exactly how hot IS her button? 98.6? higher? Inquiring minds want to know.

    April 7, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  12. Crazy Harry

    This is more like a moron parry, led by two of the leading morons on the political scene. I can't even express my disbelief that Bachmann was even elected and what else can I say about Palin.

    April 7, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  13. Dave

    ok – so you don't like Obama – I get that....

    But Palin? Seriously?

    April 7, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  14. DD in NE

    Minnesota's new state motto: Land of 10,000 Idiots

    April 7, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  15. Keith in Austin

    The best vehicle to rally Republicans are Democrats!

    April 7, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  16. kevin

    Plain Plain is Ugly and Bachmann is Just as Ugly as a cow. Why people listen to these two airheads is beyond me. People just because they are women you all should know they Don't have a clue.

    These two idiots should be home in the kitchen and pregnant.

    April 7, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  17. Brian in MD

    It is great that she ignores the media and the Obama morons and continues to come out on top.

    April 7, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  18. Really

    Can't wait for typical lefty comments. It is amazing how much hate and close minded the left is in this country. I am for the party that represents presonal responsibility, hope, and the idea that anyone can achieve anything they want. I am proud to be a part of the party of no if it means, no more big government, no more special deals, no to spending my money. No to higher taxes. No to Obama's socialists ideas. Stand up and say NO! Enough is a enought.

    April 7, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  19. Obama the Liar

    ...and the Demorats scurried back into their closets.

    April 7, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  20. abe

    I can not believe the Republicans most of them not all of them are clamoring around Palin. Don't you understand she has no political grounds to stand on. Her conservatism is shallow and fake. She claims she can run our great country in what capacity. I hope she is not thinking the presidency.

    April 7, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  21. Caribu Barbie

    Now we will get to see in person all the idiots in Michelle Bachmann's district. I am sure " Princess Winks A Lot " drew in some real winners too also, you betcha.

    April 7, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  22. Debra Austin, Texas

    If the event sponsors say 10,000 people showed up, I'm sure the number is closer to a couple of thousand (people who are either homeless and have nothing to do or a bunch of old crusty guys out to see their 'girlfriend').

    April 7, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  23. Tony in Maine

    The scariest part of that crowd is they're likely to try to take what they can't win.

    April 7, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  24. Edward Veidt

    It's really strange how Palin's fans treat her with this messiah-like reverence, as if she is "the One" who will deliver them unto some kind of conservative utopia.

    April 7, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. Doubting Thomas

    "that state Republicans say has drawn 10,000 supporters."

    Is this a Fox News 10,000? Cue b-roll!

    April 7, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
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