October 30th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
12 years ago

Palin’s plan to stop Obama

Charleston, West Virginia (CNN) - Stopping the Obama agenda means electing John Raese to the Senate, Sarah Palin said Saturday.

At an event in West Virgnia, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee appeared with rock star and conservative activist, Ted Nugent, and told the crowd that Obama's policies must end.

"Obama points backwards and blames everyone else, and yet he has perpetuated the problem in these last two years," Palin said.

She also painted Raese as part of the solution for America.

"Washington's agenda must change. We can't afford politicians who will rubber-stamp their party's agenda," Palin said. "We need real leaders like John Raese. West Virginia and America cannot afford what's coming down the pike if we don't turn this car around."

Palin is just one of the national Republicans that have or will visit West Virginia. Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain already stumped in the state, and former New York City Mayor and 2008 presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani will be in West Virginia before Election Day.

Raese faces popular two-term Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin. Most recent polls show the race is neck and neck, and top non-partisan political handicappers describe the contest as a toss-up, which explains the bitter ad battles currently underway.

Former President Bill Clinton campaigned for Manchin earlier in October, and he will return on Monday for another event.

The winner of the special election in November will fill out the final two years of the term of Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd, who died earlier this year. Byrd was first elected to the Senate in 1958.

Filed under: 2010 • John Raese • Sarah Palin • West Virginia
soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Palin's plan???
    Oh please, the only thing inside that womans head is an ego that dumb Americans helped her get.
    She's as smart as a baked potato and as sour as rotten eggs. When her looks go and the RNC is done using and abusing Palin RNC uses andabuses everyone, they are like Voldemort, they have no friends only sheep to be led into a slaughterhouse), she will be another Anita Bryant...

    October 30, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. Darth Vadik, CA

    Come ti think of it there is one plan she has, scare old people with death panels, LOL
    Typical Republican eh?

    October 30, 2010 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    Have you ever noticed hse is long on rhetoric but short on detials or real fadcts?
    Ms Palin- what has he specifically done thatwas wrong? Bailouts? The saved thousands fo jobs and have almost all been paid back. Gotten most of our troops out of Iraq and moved support troops into Afgahnistan? He said he would do that.
    Healthcare reform? If peopel had read instead of listened to uninformed loud-mouths like you, it would have been a far stronger package- the one he campaigned on.
    The presdent and Congress cannot create jobs except in research or infrastructure. Tax cut for business men do not create jobs- if no one is buying, they don;t need to hire- simple math.
    So Sarah- what is yuor complaint other than he does not think like you? Maybe that's because he reads and knows how to think.

    October 30, 2010 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  4. Marianne S

    Palin must not know much about politics. First off Obama has not been in office for 2 years, will be 2 years on January 20, 2011. Second until the end of September, we have been under Bush's economy and budget. She needs to get her facts straight.

    October 30, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    vote dem oru will regrette it

    October 30, 2010 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  6. A Kickin` Donkey

    Sarah Palin is FOS.

    As I recall she cited GOD`s WILL as the reasom that she and McCain would win the whitehouse.

    Since they did not win, if she truly believed in God and was obeidient to his will she would leave the public government roles to others.

    God`s will is for President Obama to be President and to have a Democratic advantage in one or more houses of Congress.

    On Wednesday, Palin`s spin will change again.

    October 30, 2010 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm |
  7. Bessy

    What must end is this woman's constant, stupid interference in everything. When she 1st announced that she was backing Raese she didn't even know what state he was in. She said he was in Pa. and then when she realized her mistake, and went in to correct it, she once again said he was in Pa. I guess she never heard of proofreading ! All of those colleges she attended must not have recommended it before handing in a paper.

    October 30, 2010 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  8. tori

    I'm amazed at how dumb Sarah Palin & her followers are

    October 30, 2010 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Palin is the one looking backwards. Obama is making a historical comparison with what the Republicans did to what is aim to do with should Congress cooperate.

    October 30, 2010 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
  10. Peter E

    If she so wants to stop Obama, why does she resort to campaigning for others instead of running for office herself? Oh wait, she QUIT her office and abandoned Alaska all together to go on a self-promoting attention-seeking tour, but always too afraid to run for office herself, remembering her defeat. And polls show that even her beloved republicans question whether she's qualified to lead anything! She's basically a sore loser, trying to use proxies to get revenge that she knows she can't get running on her own merrit.

    October 31, 2010 12:03 am at 12:03 am |
  11. Renee

    Palin 27% Obama 47% Am going with Obama!

    October 31, 2010 01:22 am at 1:22 am |
  12. Amandla7

    This woman is a media whore, the day we never have to hear that annoying screechy voice, and all the stupid childish things that come out of her pathetic mouth will be a day this country will cherish......

    October 31, 2010 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  13. Sherry

    THIS, from a woman who incites hate whatever state she is visiting. She is the one who is divisive in our country and deepens the gaps. It was a sad day when John McCain brought this person into the lime-light, which is the ONLY thing she is truly good at promoting. Talk about responsible spending and yet she has no problem lining her pockets with hundreds of thousands of dollars for appearances. Like Sharon Angle said in her speech over the weekend "it's our money and our government" and sadly, she and Palin believe this in the most literal sense of the word. Vote for Republicans to take over the House and Senate and you will see the Republican Senators and Representatives become richer, as well as big business and once again, the middle working class and lower income will suffer considerably.

    October 31, 2010 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  14. Moosehead

    Raese is a filthy rich individual,.. and i doubt he's going into politics to protect the interests of the average Joe,.or the middle class. Notice all of these Republican candidates running, Raese, Fiorina, Whitman, Scott, MacCain,.. they are all millionaires,.. they are all power hungry, and very eager to screw the middle class and the poor.

    October 31, 2010 02:26 am at 2:26 am |
  15. michelle

    So she finally remembered (or was told) what state he is from? Oh wait, it's not very clear since he lives in FLORIDA. I'll give her a pass on that.

    October 31, 2010 02:31 am at 2:31 am |
  16. gg

    Palin is full of hatred for the American way of life. What a disgusting cow.

    October 31, 2010 03:30 am at 3:30 am |
  17. Vote on Nov 2 for Democrats!

    Why don't you help the America People first, then defeat President Obama later. Sarah Palin has a upside down smooth brain. Usless!

    October 31, 2010 03:33 am at 3:33 am |
  18. Wasilla Girl

    God she is so full of crap! All sound bites with no depth.

    October 31, 2010 05:32 am at 5:32 am |
  19. barry

    Obama has stopped himself. Nobody buys into his ignorance anymore. He has a few pathetic sheep left but the majority realize he's just a gifted speaker full of rhetoric.

    October 31, 2010 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  20. 2+2=5

    Whatever you want to believe Sarah, we will still not vote for you. When you can't even get over the hump of knowing continents, or say, your job description, or say, your own family and their problems, trust me, the last thing we trust is your outlook on Washington's policies. You don't even know what policy is. Next....

    October 31, 2010 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
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