If Sarah Palin is running, some are flummoxed by how she’s going about kicking it all off by not directly focusing on early primary states. On the other hand, one thing Sarah has going for her if she enters the fray is that she doesn’t exactly need to go around knocking on doors to tell people who Sarah Palin is, while so many of her would-be opponents are known as “Who?”

In any case, she didn’t title her first book “Going Rogue” because she conforms to the usual templates.

Real Clear Politics:

DES MOINES, Iowa — In a move designed to propel her closer to a presidential run, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will set out on a bus tour of the country on Sunday, making stops at symbolic sites along the way.

“Starting this weekend, Sarah Palin will embark on a ‘One Nation’ tour of historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States of America,” SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford said in a statement to RealClearPolitics. “The tour will originate in Washington, D.C. It will proceed north up the east coast.”

Details were still being hammered out on Thursday, but sources indicated to RCP that the bus tour is expected to last several weeks and will be divided into separate geographical stretches for logistical reasons.

Members of Palin’s immediate family are expected to join her on the trip, which will eventually take her through key early-voting states.

Coming on the heels of the revelation that Palin commissioned a documentary extolling her accomplishments as governor, which will premiere in Iowa next month, the impending nationwide voyage is yet another strong indicator that she is leaning toward jumping into the 2012 race.

This weekend, at the start of the tour in DC, Palin will be at Rolling Thunder, which should be a lot of fun.

Am I convinced she’s running? Not yet, but this bus tour is almost certainly an exploratory committee on wheels.

Meanwhile, the latest from Gallup.


“None/No Opinion” leads the pack.


12 Responses to “Going Road: Palin Announces Bus Tour”

  1. Clu Seatoe on May 26th, 2011 5:38 pm

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    At this time/date if any Tea Partier or true Conservative out there wants to get elected put them in any order you like and jump on their coat tails.

    RINO’s not encouraged to run!

  2. SignPainterGuy on May 26th, 2011 6:39 pm

    Santorum fits into that list. Once I found info unadulterated by the left, he looks really good.

    The ONLY reason I don`t want Palin to run is the Bush-level of hatred for her that would be incessant from the left. She is a fine conservative AFAIAC, but I`m tired of the distractions. She is doing a fabulous job articulating conservatism right where she is !

  3. SignPainterGuy on May 26th, 2011 6:50 pm

    It`s unbelievable to me that Romney, Paul and Gingrich are 3 of the top 4. RINO doesn`t begin to cover their defects !

  4. SignPainterGuy on May 26th, 2011 8:19 pm

    M_W, an "in-sider" ! Ooooooh, who`da thunk it ?! ;-)

    This`n or That`n is thrashin` around, thinkin` he`s "all that" while The Sarah KNOWS full well who and what she is !! Fascinating !

  5. joyannaadams on May 26th, 2011 10:37 pm

    LOVE the Bus! Good going there Sarah!

  6. swede on May 27th, 2011 4:53 am

    So there's the lineup? Romney (Who romneycares), Palin (Smart – holding back), Paul (Water to Paul's oars: "I never knew ye") , Newt (heh, right), Cain (Bababing! Best shot to date), Pawlenty (Pawleeease…) Bachmann (VP! You go girl!) Jon Huntsman (Yawn) Gary Johnson (Who?) Santorum (Snort), Huckabee (Good luckabee), Christie (Sound and fury signifying nothing), OTHER??!? Gotta be a sleeper out there. I actually like Alan West better than Cain. Patreaus??!? He'd have my vote in a heartbeat. Leadership, wisdom, insight, patriotism, courage, character, integrity… and absolutely zero interest in politics. Sigh. He loaths it – which is ironically one thing I like most about him. __"Anyone desiring to be president and capable of getting elected should on no account be allowed to do the job." Affirm.

  7. Granny55 on May 27th, 2011 11:11 am

    Yeah the "One Nation Under God" should make the libs heads explode!!! Can't wait for our "fair and free press" to go after her once again. Questions about the house she just bought but not one question to Zero on his house purchase with felon Rezeko!!!! These candidates need to bitch slap the media when they show outright show their bias!

  8. Granny55 on May 27th, 2011 11:18 am

    We are going "road" in about two hours!!! Headed for the cottage – yeah!!! Hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend. And don't forget to attend your local Memorial Day remembrances and don't forget to thank our military and veterans.

    Can't wait to get the fire pit ablaze!!!

  9. Doug on May 27th, 2011 11:28 am

    Have a safe trip!

    I have some serious lawn mowing to do later.

    Concerning Sarah's bus, won't it be awesome if they drive it through Berkeley?

  10. Dexter_Alarius on May 27th, 2011 11:33 am

    The LSM have done a fair job of trying to damage her, but I think she can still pull it off. It would be difficult, but she has already weathered the crap they've thrown at her. I'd prefer to see her Chair of the RNC, though, for now. She could shepherd in a lot of conservative candidates for Congress and the Senate and raise a lot of money. She's young. She can try again when the vitriol has simmered down some.

  11. Marshall_Will on May 27th, 2011 11:42 am

    Right, just have her swing by Oakland first to have those Death Race stand-off armor BARS installed. Good going Sarah!

  12. SignPainterGuy on May 27th, 2011 12:40 pm

    Have fun Granny ! Smack a moose-squito for me ! ;-)

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