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. MorningStart

    Palin for president...we will save money on papers, we will save the trees and spend more on water and soap to wash our hands.

    April 7, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  2. mario ca.

    Just two idiots together

    April 7, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  3. TCM

    yeah, 10,000 real supporters; unlike an Obama rally where they bus people in, bribe the local homeless shelters with $10 starbucks cards...and basically give the presence that the crowd is real....the country's predominentally conservative, and it's going to show big time in November

    April 7, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  4. Mike in NYC

    No doubt Israel worship will feature prominently on the agenda.

    April 7, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Darin

    She's a moron who is just going to spew her hateful rhetoric with her ridiculous folksy talk, and bash the government and our country. Her supporters are as dumb as she is. This retard is such a loser. I can't stand how she speaks, or the sound of her voice....it's like nails on a chalkboard. Palin, go take care of your litter at home you hateful turd.

    April 7, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  6. Bill, Bloominton IL

    What do you expect in the state of the wrestler governor?

    April 7, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. djb

    i just don't get it, never have, never will. this woman is nothing short of a moron. why this bunch of people go out of their way to listen to her and throw money at her is beyond me. god help us all.

    April 7, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    Loonies in the Land of 1000 (10000?) Lakes.

    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.

    Excellent observation. The tightie rigthies love to call Obama "the One" and "the Messiah" but they treat the Alaska quitter the same way. They would HATE to be called on that point......

    April 7, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Independent Voter

    i would like to see this loser with the other one.... "steele"

    God Bless President Obama, VP Biden, the First Families and "Bo"

    April 7, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  10. sifto77

    Kevin–if those 2 are ugly–who do you consider to be Super-ugly? answer– Almost every other woman in USA who has not had facial surgery–Cheers 2012.....

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

    Palin is the Messiah to conservatives like Obama is to liberals. I applaud her she is really climbing the latter and more polorizing than Barry right now.

    April 7, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. ken

    the more palin talk the worries she sounds. write it down in you hands so you not sound like educated fool. You are just what the tea party need another fool. You keeping saying you want to be president.. do you even know were the white house is.

    April 7, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  13. cindy ex-republican SINCE MCCAIN PICKED PALIN

    Palin will NEVER be president. It would destroy America. The only people that are for her are those that are uninformed, underage (as proof read some of the comments) and wackos just waiting for an excuse to blast Obama. LOOK AT THE GOOD COMMENTS PALIN LOVERS, those that think of her in the negative far out way the ones who take her side. Some of you seem to write several times under different names and there are still hardly anyone that take her serious as a leader. PLEASE, stop covering this horrible, hateful person

    April 7, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  14. Dano

    To put this in perspective, Minneapolis has a population of 368,383 people, so IF (and that's a mighty big if) the reported 10,000 showed up for the free rally, that's still only 3% of the city's population – hardly an overwhelming endorsement of the GOP or Ms. Palin. I know in Florida if you have an event that offers free hot dogs you can get 3% of any city's people to show up!

    April 7, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  15. sam, LITTLETON.CO

    Don't those wacko Rethugs ever work.? oh, I forgot they take their SS payment check and give it to their leader!

    April 7, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  16. ThinkAgain

    To "Really" and others who disparage those who oppose Palin:

    I have never liked shallow, dumb, "mean girls" like Palin. If she wasn't pretty on the outside, no one would give her a second's notice (not to mention, she never would have gotten elected to anything in Alaska, arguably the most "hard up" state in the Union).

    I especially don't like the fact that she's a quitter; that she lies ("death panels" – yeah, right!); and that she's a mooch (taking a housing per diem when she was living in her own house).

    The only "qualifications" Palin has are to be snarky, mean and greedy, willing to say anything, and justify all her bad behavior by playing the "Christian" card.

    And her followers are cut from the same cloth: A bunch of whiny, self-righteous losers, incapable of real honesty and accountability.

    So, yes, I will speak up against people like Palin – I think they are a huge detriment to our nation and its future.

    Palin = Always was, always will be a Quitter, Liar and Mooch

    April 7, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  17. JF

    Dear "Really:" REALLY??????!!!!!

    April 7, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. bettie

    "Palin event draws thousands."

    A recent Justin Bieber event drew millions.

    What's your point?

    April 7, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. American45

    You libs are scared to death of these folks and it is so funny. At least, they are common people who are not socialists/Marxists.

    April 7, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  20. Chris

    These two harpies would be my choice for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

    April 7, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  21. Mike

    I find it funny how liberals continue to bash Sara Palin, call her names, say she is irrelevant, etc. etc. etc. but the fact is she is very popular and is not going anywhere and that simply scares the hell out of liberals. They can't stand her and the fact that she can draw so big a crowd.
    I also find it funny how hypocritical liberals are. Were they not crying over some of the same name calling that went on during the 08 election run of B.O.? Now they are the ones doing the name calling. Just goes to show you how classless these people really are. "It is ok for me to do it but not you" should be their new motto.
    Next time a conservative rubs you the wrong way look in a mirror and try to find out who you are really mad at.

    April 7, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  22. Jane (Minnesota)

    To quote a line from the movie Grease: "Dingleberries on parade!"

    April 7, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  23. Bob (Illinois)

    Wow! So now Palin is a "conservative superstar". The GOP base is really desperate.

    Now let m,e think about a running mate for her in 2012. Bachmann ? Limbaugh? Hannity? Beck? That's really a stellar cast from which to pick. Riiiiight!

    April 7, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  24. Independent One

    WOW we really have alot of uninformed, ignorant Americans

    April 7, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  25. Peter

    kevin April 7th, 2010 4:09 pm ET

    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.

    No they shouldnt be....pregnant. At home yes.

    April 7, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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