Tweets and Retweets from RAMansour/SarahPAC
As many of you know, Palin for the most part--other than the occasional foreign trip or Facebook post countering the Obama agenda-- has gone dark these past few months, up until her speech in Madison this weekend.
Pundits have claimed that she isn't running because she hasn't kissed the rings of GOP insiders from New Hampshire or Iowa, despite reports that her people have been talking to local tea party groups.
I will now make the argument, that Palin's 2012 campaign is soon to begin or is at least is all but confirmed. I will briefly begin with some of the obvious hints, but I will later go into some recent hints that I think most people have missed.
First piece of evidence:
She shored up her foreign policy credentials with her trip to India and Israel. That was one of the primary arguments against a Palin Presidency. (That oddly enough the media doesn't seem to bring up for potential canidates like Tim Pawlenty or Mitch Daniels) Why would she overcome this criticism if she wasn't planning a run?
Second piece of evidence:
Her latest facebook posts for the most part have ended with teasing line about 2012.
Commander in Chief’s Appalling Action with Our Troops:
"2008 seems like such a long time ago, but 2012 is just around the corner. There is a leadership vacuum in the White House right now, but that’s nothing that another good old-fashioned election can’t fix."
FLASHBACK: What We Were Saying One Year Ago About Obama’s Failed Energy Policy: "I have always been in favor of an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy independence, but "all-of-the-above" means conventional resource development too. It means a coherent, practical, and forward-looking energy policy. I wish the President would understand this. The good news is there is nothing wrong with America’s energy policy that another good old-fashion election can’t solve. 2012 is just around the corner."
Do you honestly see Sarah Palin sitting back and hoping that the GOP canidate will take charge on energy issues? Out of all policy domains, this is her personal policy baby. If you watched her speech in India, you would know that would be one of the central planks of her platform.
Third piece of evidence, SarahPAC:
The SarahPAC website has been recently updated (today I think). SarahPAC has also been making a big push for fundraising as it sent letters out in the span of less than two weeks. Check out this "hint" on the envelope from her latest letter: http://twitpic.com/4jrpq4
It should also be noted that this letter was the first time in AGES that she used her title of Governor on the letterhead.
Evidence Four: The Madison Speech
In case you missed it: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150157894008435
Let's look at the end of this speech:
And Madison, you defended the 2010 electoral mandate. You are heroes, you are patriots, and when the history of this Tea Party Movement is written, what you accomplished here will not be forgotten.
Your historic stand brought down the curtain on the last election. And the 2012 election begins here.
We will take the courage and the integrity that you showed all of America. We will take it and we will win back our country!
God has shed His grace on thee, America. We will not squander what we have.
We will fight for America! And it starts here in Madison, Wisconsin!
It starts here! It starts now! What better place than the state that hosts the Super Bowl champs to call out the liberal left and let them know: Mr. President, game on!
This was a direct challenge to the President. This was not the speech someone sitting on the sidelines would give.
What also needs to be noted is that attendance to this speech was pushed by Rebecca Mansour (Palin aide and original founder of C4P). She left messages on C4P to not miss the event.
Evidence Five: Speaking of Rebecca Mansour, she had also gone dark with Palin. Her tweets have lessened in the past few months and have ramped up since the eve of the speech.
What NEEDS TO BE NOTED is what she has been tweeting and retweeting recently:
First she's been retweeting tweets about Palin as President or as a 2012 candidate
From chipster1999 RT by RAMansour @SarahPalinUSA THIS IS WHAT A PRESIDENT LOOKS LIKE #madison
From JimPethokoukis RT by RAMansour Talked to someone other day who knows Palin. Said he didn't know if she'd run. Sounded like a candidate today #madison #palin
From JedediahBila RT by RAMansour For the "@SarahPalinUSA can't win in 2012" folks:Today was a sample of why she can. And there's a lot more where that came from. #mamagrizzly
From rebeccafeldman RT by RAMansour Palin boldly & directly challenges Obama to a duel in 2012. What is the rest of the field doing? And more importantly, who cares? #gameon
From Rusty1026 RT by RAMansour Just finished listening to Sarah Palin's speech. The woman is amazing! Run, Sarah, run!
From jjmnolte RT by RAMansour CORRECTION: Last night on the great @HeyTammyBruce's podcast I suggested Palin wait till Winter to announce. No. ASAP.
From jjmnolte RT by RAMansour GREAT photo of the next President of the United States -- http://bit.ly/i6ygsf #Palin
From RAMansour *must resist commenting* RT @whitneypitcher I also had a T-Paw fan tell me Palin shouldn't be president because she's too honest. What!?!
Second, she has been pushing Organize4Palin:
From Valerie RT by RAMansour I'm READY! RT@O4Palin: Spring Training begins with Organize4Palin! #gameon Put me in, Coach Palin! Sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/33r7fg8
From RAMansour Thanks @O4Palin for all you do! You guys are the best! Folks, this is a great grassroots group to join. Visit www.organize4palin.com
Why would Palin's aide be rewteeting tweets about her Presidential prospects and encourage us to join for O4P? What should not go unnoticed is that RAMansour had not been doing this until VERY recently.
I don't know how soon Palin is going to announce; however, I think the evidence shows that a run is seriously being considered. I suspect she is still getting her ducks in a row; however, she has been giving us a "secret" "Go Light" to get her grassroots organizing underway.
Be sure to check out the new SarahPAC website. (and go ahead and make a contribution while you're there!)
If you haven't signed up at Organize4Palin, be sure to do that today!
Fight Like a Girl!