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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  1. Wisconsonite - Repeal & Replace the Republican Party!

    "at an event that state Republicans say has drawn 10,000 supporters"

    How can they possibly KNOW how many "supporters" it's drawn when it hasn't even happened yet???!!!!. Typical Republican smoke and mirrors!

    April 7, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  2. dina osullivan

    Looney tunes in double. These bird brains draw a lot of people just to hear what they say that is funny. They are celebrity wannabees. I am disgusted that the kid of women these are in poitics is so dismal.
    Tweedle dum and tweedle dummer....
    Go figure why they persist.Could it be the media that covers them. I was happy to see that the Pioneer Press had them on the second page in a little article. Good for them unless they put them on the front page.

    I am sick of these women and their right win babble talk. Please somene,Shut them up.

    April 7, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. Lori

    If Palin and Bachmann are so stupid and irrelevant, why are you libs taking the time and energy to spew your hate? Never mind, we know exactly why.

    April 7, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  4. Ed R

    The democrats are praying that Pailin becomes the nominee in 2012 – just sit back and picture a series of television debates between Obama and Palin.

    April 7, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  5. Peter

    How would FAILIN PAILIN if she didnt have money to purchase health care for her sick son? you betcha she would be a Democrat fighting to provide health care coverage for her sick child trigg to avoid dealing with said kids pre-existing condition (down syndrome) how about fighting for real Americans sARAH?? sorry i forgot you only fight for the ones with $10,000 to take a photo with you! The Republican party is done! the whole business with michael steele will be remembered as what put the final nail in the coffin of the GOP!!!

    April 7, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  6. common sense Americans

    @Four and the Door . your kidding right , since when does Palin 5TH grade education compares to Obama ............Palin couldn't even tie his shoes , that's how much of an IDIOT that your backing , one thing is certain WE'VE ALL SEEN HER IN ACTION , AND YES SHE'S THAT DUMB ! You would make out better supporting a box of rocks !

    April 7, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  7. SpringGambit

    If Palin and company are indeed holding their event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, AND 10,000 people ARE in attendance . . . well, google the layout and holding capacity of that particular Convention Center . . . seems unreasonable at best.

    April 7, 2010 04:44 pm at 4:44 pm |
  8. Bill

    10,000 losers with nothing productive to do, except complain.

    Where they in hoods and white sheets?

    April 7, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. JoePA

    I like to see Palin run for president. No one could get the dems out to vote like she would!

    April 7, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  10. Stacie

    Lori – because they are gifts that keep on giving. They are walking caricatures, a carnival side show of self-promotion and idiocy. I needed this level of humor on a Wednesday.

    April 7, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  11. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Dear "LibertyJoe" :

    Do know about Palin and Bachman, when they speak we listen. We heard Palin spew hate, lies and fear during the 2008 campaign. To the point where at one of her rallies people shouted "KILL HIM!" Palin talked about "real Americans" meaning that those of us who do not agree with the Conservatives are not "real Americans". If this is not contributing to the divisiveness and spewing hate, what is? NO one has the right to question anyone's patriotism. We all love our country.

    Then there is Bachman, who says the most outrageous things! Even calling for a revolution in our nation! Telling people to arm themselves and march on Washington!

    We do know about who these two women are, indeed. And God help us if either of them gains an ounce of power!

    April 7, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  12. Dick Hurtz

    This country is at least 1/3 retards, so there is no surprise that 10,000 people show up to see their leader.

    April 7, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  13. Ron

    Talk about the blind leading the blind but in this case it is really the ignorant leading the ignorant.

    April 7, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  14. Becky

    I bet Justin Beiber or whatever his name is could draw a bigger crowd...Besides never trust Republican numbers....They said the economy was doing great and look how that turned out.

    April 7, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. Brink

    "an event that state Republicans say has drawn 10,000 supporters". I think that I would get a second opinion on the head count. They gave out 10,00 free tickets but they could have given half of them to pigeons and squirrels.

    April 7, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  16. Marcus

    Ahmadinejad (or however is spelled the name of that Iranian lunatic) also draws thousands of people everytime he wants to say something about and against the US. Chavez in Venezuela does the same. So does Fidel (or his brother Raul) in Cuba.
    Because they can draw thousands of people to hear what they have to say (or more likely smear and rant) they are right and those who doesn't attend their rallies are wrong?
    Come on people, this is not a game of popularity. It's not even a game.
    It's about the future of the country, and as of today none of these women have showed a single proposal about the future of this country that is based on facts not in lies easily debunked, in possible and responsible ways to do the necessary things and not in vague and unfunded possibilities.
    The day they FINALLY do that it will a very interesting day. Even if I end up not liking their proposal I would at last have to base my dislike in my opinion of it, not in the proven facts that I research to do their current proposals about anything.

    April 7, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  17. Edna

    This is so hilarious!!! I can't believe that anyone came out to hear Palin and Bachman speack about anything. What a joke. I am an older Democratic woman and I have no reason to be jealous of these two women. I can't imagine how Bachman was voted into office. She must be an excellent actress or the people of Minnesota must be out of their minds. I have been following Palin since she came on the scene. She just needs to go back to school. She is absolutely clueless. Both of them need help that they won't find on the campaign trail.

    April 7, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. martraco

    Will someone not rid us of these meddlesome priests?

    April 7, 2010 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  19. rar

    I just listened to Palin's speech. She didn't plug Republicans; they have to be conservative Republicans. She plugged the tea party "movement" more than she did the Republican Party which I totaly understand after their latest headlines. Bachmann and Palin represent a very narrow ideology that would rather make headlines than work together to get something done. Where was Bachmann's concern over increased federal spending during the Bush years? Where was Palin when the state of Alaska was receiving earmark money from the King of Earmarks Senator Ted Stevens? Bachmann wants you to believe things about her now that the Democrats are in power but where was hatred for big government during the Bush years?

    April 7, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  20. Vic of New York

    Wow, I never realized there were that many dirtbag zombies in our country.

    Just don't let the word "patriotism" be hijacked by this bunch disgraceful separatists.

    April 7, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  21. seebofubar

    After reading some of these posts, I finally reaslized who liberals are, they are people who are so stupid that they don't realize they're stupid.
    So I guess we can't blame them for not understanding what extrem edamage Obama and his crew are doing. Can't get mad at them, only feel sorry for them.

    April 7, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  22. Eric in Denver

    @common sense Americans you cant possibly be serious. What part of Obama do you like so far? Increased unemployment, stimubust, omnibust, TARP bust, government takeover of insurance, higher taxes, still in Iraq, Guantanemo being open still, getting rid of nukes, criminal trials for terrorist along with miranda rights, weaker defense, his plummeting poll numbers, the way he has divided this country, tax and trade scam, global warming threats. I could seriously go on for another 10 minutes but unlike you I need to work for a living. There is no doubt he is a one term president. You and Barry's socialism isn't going to work in our great country.!!!!!!

    April 7, 2010 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    @ Lori....... I do not hate Palin nor Bachman. But have you read the comments posted here about the president of the United States. When it comes to hate, the GOP own it. Just listen to AM Hate Radio, you'll see.

    April 7, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  24. Just the facts

    What is the problem, a slow news day at CNN? Does anyone out there really care about this Ringling Brothers Clown College reject?

    April 7, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  25. Wisconsonite - Repeal & Replace the Republican Party!

    Mike April 7th, 2010 4:23 pm ET

    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

    Try to get this through your head, Mike. Palin is not "very popular" with the majority of Americans. She is only "very popular" with right-wing, fringe lunatics who are, thankfully, in a VERY small minority in this country.

    April 7, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
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