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Sarah Palin shakes hands with a few people before entering the Pella Opera House for the premiere of “The Undefeated,” the new documentary on the meteoric rise of Palin, in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Sarah and Todd walked the line of supporters to shake hands, sign things and talk to Iowans for about 10 minutes before entering the opera house for the show.   (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Andrea Melendez)  MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT Sarah Palin shakes hands with a few people before entering the Pella Opera House for the premiere of “The Undefeated,” the new documentary on the meteoric rise of Palin, in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Sarah and Todd walked the line of supporters to shake hands, sign things and talk to Iowans for about 10 minutes before entering the opera house for the show. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Andrea Melendez) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT  

Die hard organizers wait for Palin to make a move on 2012

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Her most die hard volunteers are busy organizing independently for what they believe is a certain bid for the White House in 2012.

But where has Sarah Palin been?

Aside from recently traveling to Iowa for a movie premiere and taking a bus trip across the country, the former governor of Alaska isn’t doing much to signify she’s gearing up for a run — at least, not in the open.

And when it comes to press coverage, she’s losing the spotlight to Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, who recently joined the presidential race.

“The press is always looking for the bright, shiny object that distracts them and is fresh and new,” said Alan Schroeder, a journalism professor at Northeastern University in Boston. “It doesn’t take long to go from being the fresh and new thing to yesterday’s headline.”

“I think that would all change in a heart beat if Palin should declare her candidacy,” he told TheDC. (Huntman’s website: Double the donation with one for your spouse)

Many observers doubt that’s actually going to happen.

Still, a volunteer network of supporters — who say they are confident Palin will pull the trigger on a 2012 run — are making sure Iowa isn’t forgetting about her. They don’t buy the growing notion that she’s likely not getting in the race.

“Is it too late to enter the race? Absolutely not,” Peter Singleton, who is helping to lead the Organize4Palin volunteer effort for Palin in Iowa, told The Daily Caller. “Is there a point where it’ll be too late to enter the race? Probably. But she knows that better than I do. We’re not at that point here in Iowa.”

“There’s a different set of rules that apply for Sarah Palin,” Singleton said in a phone interview.

The unpaid volunteers are working to establish relationships, especially in Iowa, he said.

“We now know a lot of people in Iowa,” Singleton said. “We have a lot of people in Iowa that are on our team. We have a mailing list. We keep in touch with folks. It provides a foundation of relationships and people if Gov. Palin gets in the race. And I think she will.”

Tim Crawford, a spokesman for SarahPAC, didn’t return a request to comment for this story. But Palin continues to tease when asked about running for president, saying she still hasn’t made up her mind. (Palin says Daily Mail lied about her sobbing because of ‘The Undefeated’)

Nearly everything she does is scrutinized for what it means about her thinking about a presidential run.

When Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour appeared to take a hiatus, many in the media took it to mean she grew tired of testing the enthusiasm for a candidacy. But Palin knocked that down too, saying that she had to return to Alaska because “even former governors get called up for jury duty.”

Other hints include her daughter Bristol, telling “Fox and Friends” that her mother had already made up her mind about 2012, though Palin responded by saying Bristol shouldn’t talk about private family conversations in public.

And at a recent gathering of Tea Party activists in Washington, a reporter led an informal straw poll of who the grassroots activists would support for president. Many were already behind Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who hasn’t announced a run yet either. While they made it clear they liked Palin, very few people actually said she’s their top choice.

“She’s not running,” yelled out one activist.

So what if Palin ultimately decides against a run, devastating the volunteers?

“I don’t worry about the things I don’t have control over,” Singleton said.

  • PalinPatriot4ever

    Gov. Sarah Palin turned Alaska from a Politically and Financially corrupted and nearly Bankrupted State, under Frank Murkowski, with Billions owed in the Deficit, to a State with a 12 Billion Dollar Surplus, with the lowest property taxes, and the highest productivity and revenue income, in America, by the time she left office.

    Gov. Palin’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive, Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.

    This is what we need in AMERICA as soon as possible, a Ronald Reagan Constitutional Conservative- America first President, today, tomorrow, and forever.!! A People’s President.!!

    This is just an example that is Gov. Sarah Palin, a true caring Patriotic Constitutional Conservative American, of the utmost highest integrity, intelligence, and down to earth qualities, that only someone of her stature can bring to Washington DC, ie; The White House… which is in desperate need of..

    It is I, and all Patriotic Conservative Americans, who thanks Gov. Palin, for her Patriotic and Stalwart Professional Leadership. against the forces and enemies of Freedom, Liberty, the US Constitution, and the Republic of America.

    Although I am just a regular Constitutional Conservative Patriotic foot soldier in this fight to restore the American Govt., back into the hands of American People, the restoration of the U.S. Constitution as the Law of the Land, and to restore America back to economic, political, and social prosperity once again.. and we will not waiver in this fight for our Freedom, Liberty, and the US Constitution and America, as it was Founded , and not as Obama, and all of his Anti-American Liberal Socialist-Marxist co-conspirators want it to be..

    Gov. Palin has shown more than intestinal fortitude, and strength of character, and undeniable determined Will, against all odds, and against all enemies of Freedom, Liberty, and America.. she has shown her Destiny, as it is not only written on the wall, but it is already written in the History Books, as she is like the tidal wave Tsunami of Rolling Thunder, that will crash upon Obama and his Failed and doomed Presidency..
     
    Gov. Palin is setting the stage for the largest massive Presidential campaign victory landslide  in US History, just like President Reagan’s massive landslide victory over Jimmy Carter.!!
     
     
    Here’s my election prediction-
    -
    “Breaking News from Election HQ’s for Nov. 6th, 2012, America has just Elected it’s first ever, Woman President in U.S. History, Conservative Republican President Elect, Sarah Louise Palin, is now the Nation’s 45th President of the United State of America”.

  • DANIEL CABRERA

    WAITING ON SARAH PALIN, THE REAL PEOPLE’S ADVOCATE

    By now , the american public is well aware about what is going on with the current admininstration, – their roots, they agenda,tendencies and purposes.

    The Obama regime understands that their days are counting backwards at fast pace, and so, they will try to do as most injure possible with the time left.

    Bottom line, since this is a clear battle to the end between patriots and traitiors,… benefit of the doubt nor truce should be given to liberals for they were – and still – ruthless doing and atempting to do even more damage in so many ways, to our great country.

    So,story short, in view of the actual dilema, our great country is in need for real leadership,…a real true american president,.. an indidvidual proven to be of good character, integrity, knowledgable, with vision, experience, strong drive, and with real core sense of patriotism.

    The ‘Washingtonians Corruptocrats’ are terrorized that, if she should be presiden,t their little world of corrupted practices will come to an end.

    It is all a matter of special selfillsh interests by part of the current politicians that for a number of decades had been abusing the american public.

    The good governor is a nightmare – actually, THE NIGHTMARE – for the ones in power with ‘politics as always’.

    Sarah Palin is a real people’s advocate, …and of that,the main stream politicians, from all angles, are very very afraid…actually MONUMENTALLY TERRORIZED.

    WE THE PEOPLE ARE WAITING ON SARAH PALIN.

    There, simple.

    I don’t think any of us needs a phD on molecular biology or quantum-physics to undertand this, correct?

    Opinions welcome

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

  • riseabove

    As far as Obama vs. Palin, I don’t know about anybody else but I’d much prefer to look at a breezy and refreshing Thomas Kinkade painting than one of those dogs-playing-poker-on-purple-velvet-in-cheap-frame pictures anytime.

  • steebo77
    • virginiagentleman

      If that is just the trailer, I want to see the movie. Certainly going to explode a few heads! Thanks for the link, friend.

    • truebearing

      Thanks steebo. It looks like some very high production quality, and we all know Palin is an American hero, like Beck, Breitbart, and the handful who don’t cower at the disapproval of the establishment.

  • doncicciofitipaldi

    PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE…….1000 TIMES PLEASE NOMINATE SARAH PALIN!!!! We can’t wait!!!!

  • http://lamecherry.blogspot.com lamecherry

    This stupidity of focusing on the Presidential election of 2012 which is almost a year and a half away exposes that Sarah Palin knows how to be Ronald Reagan, while everyone else is burning themselves out at both ends.

    It is refreshing to see an American Lady do things her way, which is the right way. I would think that Tradition holds with Labor Day in people even starting their campaign announcements and Thanksgiving is a nice time as it gives people hope and it provides that warm and fuzzy feeling over Christmas, so the volunteers can buckle down in the mean January cold and start the process.

    There is far too much of this Ron Paul always running for President like Pat Paulsen. This is about November 2012 and not summer 2011.
    Losers announce early and winners get into the race they will win when they choose their time.

    Gov. Palin has run a brilliant non campaign. She has proven she can handle the press, and that means she can handle terrorists who are tame by comparison.
    We know the game and we know Sarah. That means we are biding our time in contentment as the nattering nabobs of negativism stew in Rovian and Jarrett “itis”.

    • virginiagentleman

      LC, “losers announce early “,is spot on! You’ve done your research! With rare exception, this has held true in major and minor elections for many decades. All of the polls hold her in the 11 to 17% bracket on average and most of the announced candidates would love to have those numbers. Not too shabby for an unannounced candidate. If she does run the polls will show a dramatic change, either up or down and we will have our first real clue as to Palin’s ‘power’. Quite frankly, I expect to see a huge uptick in her poll numbers, and a large slide downward by the other candidates. We shall see in the near future if she’s in or not.

      • truebearing

        It all comes down to peaking at the right time, but the pundits want us to listen to their incessant blather, so they keep pushing the deadline farther and farther from the election.

        My guess is Palin is waiting for the inevitable screw-ups by the frontrunners. With Obama facing a major scandal with the Fast and Furious scam, and frontrunners shooting themselves in the feet, Palin will start looking like the better alternative and her negatives will go down.

        • virginiagentleman

          True, I agree. Palin is playing by her own rulebook, not the establishments, not the medias. All they are doing is lamenting that she isn’t playing by their rules. She’s already the most intensely vetted politician in America history. No matter what happens, it’s going to be a very interesting and entertaining time in American politics!

  • OnlyBadGuysReply

    Think you everything about Sarah Palin and “the plan?”

    This may be shocking, but here are 5 things you’re most likely wrong about.

    Like me, you probably never heard of Sarah Palin before she was announced as McCain’s running mate. If you believe that her name is really Sarah Palin, you’re wrong.

    Palin and McCain said they were going to reform Washington. If you think they were going to do this by getting elected, you’re wrong again.

    Obama disappeared for 2 weeks after winning the election only to reappear looking exhausted sitting next to John McCain, with a bad poker face, for a press photo shoot. If you believe Obama has free will and the feds aren’t writing his teleprompter, you’re wrong.

    If you believe that we caught Bin Laden immediately following the release of Obama’s birth certificate, you’re also wrong.

    If you believe that the feds haven’t recruited editors, journalists, and moderators to write the headlines and control the commenting on major news sites in an effort to suppress this information, you’re wrong again.

    This is what our military controlled unelected government doesn’t want leaking out
    http://alturl.com/nj22n

  • rainmaker1145

    She will run, but first she has to get a venue where she can articulate an economic agenda that is worthy of public support. She needs a heavy-duty economics speech and then a foreign policy speech. If her negatives then come down as a result of those items only, then she will have to pull the trigger and run.