Many people thought Sarah Palin’s speech over the weekend in Iowa sounded like a campaign speech, even though she hasn’t announced her intentions to run yet. Porky Karl Rove claimed that she would announce her intention to run by September 4th. As usual, Rove was wrong and Palin isn’t a “candidate” yet. CBS asked Jim Demint if he thought Palin was going to run. Calling Demint an “arch-conservative” such as “arch-enemy”, Demint said he doesn’t “think it’s in the cards” that Palin will run.
At a Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee took what Crawford says appeared to be a swipe at Perry, after reports suggesting he was cozy with big donors.
“Some GOP candidates,” Palin said, “they also raise mammoth amounts of cash and we need to ask them, too: What, if anything, do their donors expect in return from their investments?”
Most of the leading Republican contenders will be in South Carolina today at a political forum hosted by powerful, arch-conservative Sen. Jim DeMint.
And DeMint told “Early Show” co-anchor Jeff Glor he doesn’t think a Palin run is in the cards this time around.
“It doesn’t appear that she is,” going to get into the fray, DemInt said. “She’s done a lot, I think, to engage the American people and stir things up, which we really needed to do, to get American citizens more involved in the process. It made a big difference in the last election. My hope is it’ll make an even bigger difference in the next election, as people take back their government.”