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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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Wisconsonite - Repeal & Replace the Republican Party!

    Come on, Minnesotians . . . SEND BACHMAN PACKING THIS FALL!!!! She is an ignorant fool!

    April 7, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  2. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Women are suppose to be the peace makers of the earth, these two women, Bachmann and Palin spread a virus that stinks so bad they attract flies.

    April 7, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  3. bill in pa

    Where's Moe?

    April 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. Bsd12

    Go Sarah Go

    April 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  5. JA/TN

    were those in opposition to President Obama sleep, heads in the sand or what during the Bush reign, or is it simple racial intolerance, the later squandered a surplus (heads in the sand) two wars, wmds (lies), no opposition, not even from the opposing polictical party, no study needed overt racism is alive and well, despite

    April 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  6. Dan, TX

    My opinion of Minnesota began to deteriorate when Pawlenta lost his senses. If the people of Minnesota like Bachmann and Palin, they have changed from what I remember. They used to be hard working, God-fearing people. Now they love haters.

    April 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  7. get real

    My fellow Patriots...Real America, that too and also, Freedom, NO! Socialism, also, RELOAD, you betcha, guys and gals.

    There, now you don't have to suffer through the entire event. You're welcome.

    April 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  8. Peter Zheutlin

    Two birds of a feather...loons. What does it say about today's GOP that a MAJORITY of republicans polled believe Obama is a muslim?

    April 7, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  9. garc

    So did Hitler rallies.

    April 7, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  10. alpha_nu_916

    "Ditch diggers and day laborers that could run the country from their computer." – Marker
    who digs ditches still for a living? i guess marker's attempting to point out that all liberals are uneducated morons. way to come out swinging.

    April 7, 2010 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  11. LibertyJoe

    It is amazing to me how someone like Palin who speak the truth can make Obamazombies react like this. Obama has done nothing but lie for two years and they say NOTHING. This is why THIS Democrat woke up and has joined the Tea Party. Because I can tell a liar when I see one and Obama is a liar.

    April 7, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    I dare for anyone, anyone, to give me one thing that this quitter bimbo has said that gives us an insight into that pea brain of hers.
    All she does is spew hate and stupidity. Obama this, Obama that, socialism this, socialism that, but I HAVEN'T HEARD THESE BIMBOS AND ANYONE ELSE IN THE REPUKKKLICAN PARTY TELL US WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO.
    Can somebody please explain to me why CNN covers this imbeciile even more than faux news?
    CNN I DARE YOU TO DO A POLL. SIMPLE. How many people want to hear from/about this woman. How many are sick are tired of her and her lies. Go ahead. You did it for Paris Hilton, which BTW, actually has a business that she runs as opposed to this peahead woman who sells herself to the highest bidder. There's a name for women like this. It's the oldest profession in the world.

    April 7, 2010 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  13. Jesus(the Zombie version)

    The cast of the Jersey Shore also draws big crowds, but it doesn't mean it's good for America

    April 7, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  14. Marcus

    Some of the comments here are really, REALLY, hilarious so sad they are. Let me explain myself, it's a psychologic defense of the brain... you see something really sad and you end up laughing of it (like the Keystone silent movies, specially those with the Keystone cops) and if you think a bit seriously about it's not funny at all.
    The comments that are so sad that they are hilarious?
    Leftists baching the righters as a whole and righters bashing the leftists as a whole. Two bunches of 'holier and righter than thou' group of individuals that have to be reconnected with reality.

    April 7, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. tjeff

    the pukie little liberals are projecting again

    April 7, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  16. Stacie

    Isn't Minnesota the state where the woman called Obama an "arab" at a McCain rally? Will the intelligent Minnesotans, please stand up and take your state back?

    April 7, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. Scot

    Go Sarah Go!
    Some place really far away where I dont need to look at youtr dumb vapid face or listen to your phony folksy garbage

    April 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  18. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Some JOKER posted using "LacrosseMom" ........ and they can't even spell!

    PLEASE Republicans do us all a favor and chose Palin/Bachman to run in 2012!

    April 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  19. Irma in North Carolina

    To Palin and Bachman for all the lies you have told and will continue to tell and the hate that has come out of your mouths. Just remember what goes around comes around. And it will surely come to these two. They are a disgrace to the american people.

    April 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  20. Jesus(the Zombie version)

    Hmm, garbage promoting garbage. That's a first.

    April 7, 2010 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  21. CMG

    I really thought that the people of Minnesota were smarter than this.

    April 7, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  22. Mike, Albany

    Amazingly, all of the posts on this blog that sing the praises of the right are full of grammar and spelling mistakes and sound uneducated while the opposite is true for those that favor the left. The violent militia groups are all populated by conservatives. The right is basically characterized by ignorant, violent, hate-spewers. The left is the only group that really embraces true Christian values of charity, tolerance, generosity, and service to others. This is the group drawn from the intelligentsia. The distinction between these two groups is palpable, and there is no doubt in my mind which is truly poised to make the best decisions for our country.

    April 7, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  23. LibertyJoe

    Incredible the irrational comments made against Palin. They have no idea what they are saying because they don't even take a real honest look at what she is saying and doing. She says the truth, and the truth obviously is something these Obama supporters have no inkling of anymore. Wow are they sad...SO sad.
    Palin 2012!!!!!!!

    April 7, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  24. Jfs

    I would hate to think that this is as far as our American women have come since they got the right to vote in the 1920's. Seriously ladies ...do you think the average corporate GOP male voter will rally behind these women unless they figure that these girls are VERY controllable ???? Seriously ???? Would you believe that multi-million dollar executives have ANYTHING is common with this quality of individual ??? Do you think that these same executives would hire either of these girls based on credentials of accomplishments ??? Better so some soul searching. Truely there are better spokes persons (either male or female) for the GOP.

    April 7, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  25. cjr

    sarah, michelle, time and pat – it's a nightmare! I wonder how many were trucked in from other states. bet there are racist cards everywhere but also bet there are folks taking pictures of the howling mob and identifying as many as they can.

    April 7, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
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