Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sarah Palin's Last Stand?

It's been nearly two months since Sarah Palin officially ruled out a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, but with the 2012 race in flux, some of her die-hard supporters are still hoping she might reconsider.

Conservatives 4 Palin, a group that has long pushed the former Alaska governor to run for president, announced in a blog post it has raised enough cash to run a TV ad in Iowa asking Palin to rethink her 2012 decision.

The group hasn't disclosed exactly what the ad will say, but it has purchased airtime on a television station in Sioux City, a northwestern Iowa city that is one of the most Republican areas of the state.
"What we do next after the television ad goes up is a more difficult question. If this ad is able to build some momentum for the governor, the best way to keep that momentum going may be to commission a national GOP primary poll that includes the governor as one of the options," Conservatives 4 Palin's Ian Lazarian wrote in a post to readers. "We'll see if it's possible given our resources. We're open to other ideas but the greatest challenge may be that time is running short for her to reconsider."
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Right Wingnut said...

While I respect their desire to run this ad, I'm not part of the movement. She said she's not running, and I take her at her word.

Terrye said...

The American people by and large don't like Sarah Palin. She is not stupid, she knows she can't win. And she is sitting pretty right now..set for life in fact. Why jeopardize that unless there is a bigger payday in it for her.

Anonymous said...

This ad contains some of the blurriest images and screechiest soundbites I have EVER seen in a political ad. I swear I have seen more professional ads put together for candidates running for student body president of their high school.

If they are hoping to cheer Palin up and convince her to run, they just wasted their money. Though I cannot imagine it was MUCH money. After seeing this, Palin may actually drop from sight completely out of sheer embarrassment.

Good job paint chip eaters!

Anonymous said...


If anyone is interested, above is a link to an overview of TV advertising rates.

Sioux City should be similar to Anchorage rates - and I would imagine this is a local slot, not a national one - which means they were able to scrape together a couple hundred bucks, tops, since Sheya admitted the donations only covered the one market and that barely.

I don't expect the plan of seeing this video go viral is going to happen. Youtube has had a mere 244 visitors.

Anonymous said...

it would be funny if sarah sued them for using her trademarked name and image for this

Anonymous said...

I support the reconsider movement but I did not donate to this ad...and quite frankly I am glad I didn't...before Palin announced she was not seeking the Republican nomination...her team was out making some pretty impressive ads. C4P might not have had the capabilities to put together as professional an ad but they could have followed the spirit of those ads pretty easily with some pretty basic editing software. This ad looks like it was filmed in 1982 and edited by hooking up two VCRs. BUT again I appreciate the spirit of the ad and I hope that Palin would reconsider.


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