She didn't say she was running for president, but Sarah Palin gave a presidential-stump-like speech that wrangled a crowd bigger than former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's on Monday.
It's great to spend Labor Day with you, Palin told a large crowd of tea party supporters in Manchester, N.H. You could be grilling up some steaks with your neighbors and instead, you're concerned about your country and taking a stand.
Palin drew about 600 people, more than double the number that turned out for Romney at a tea party event in Concord, N.H., CBS reported.
Despite some of the crowd chanting, Run, Sarah, run, Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, did not make a presidential-run announcement, instead, speaking for 25 minutes big government and taking tough shots at President Barack Obama.
Solutions come from you, she told the crowd, it is you who run our factories and own our small businesses, who fight our wars, who build our communities with a service heart, that is our country. ... Hope is in you. It's not that nebulous hopey--changey stuff we heard in 2008.
It was three years ago I spoke in Iowa, and I asked America, 'When the cloud of rhetoric is passed and the roar of the crowd fades away, what exactly is Barack Obama's plan?