While didn’t explicitly announce her candidacy for the 2012 Presidential race, observers at the Des Moines Register who covered the event said Palin’s comments sounded like a campaign speech.
Related:Sarah Palin, looking and sounding like a presidential candidate at a Tea Party rally in Iowa, left chanting supporters without saying if she will make a run for the White House next year.
““America is at a tipping point,” said Palin, 47. “This is a systemic crisis due to failed policies and incompetent leadership.”
In her 40-minute speech, Palin kept most of the focus on Obama, without mentioning any of the Republicans running for president. Some of her remarks sounded like they were directed at potential opponents if she decides to run.
She cautioned against “corporate crony capitalism” triggered by campaign contributions and called for a detailed inspection of the candidates.
“You must vet a candidate’s record,” she said. “You must know their ability to successfully reform and actually fix problems that they are going to claim that they inherited.”
Amid chants of “Run, Sarah, run,” Palin spent about 45 minutes shaking hands and posing for photos with members of “Organize4Palin” and “Conservatives4Palin,” groups that are urging her to enter the race. The gathering drew supporters from as far away as New Mexico, Texas and California. (Full article)
Former Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker at today's Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa.