In front of a wildly supportive crowd of Tea Party members at a rally in Indianola, Iowa, Sarah Palin said that the U.S. is now at a “tipping point.”
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.
“Iowa you are good people,” Palin said. “We’re here because America is at a tipping point. America faces a crisis, and it’s not a crisis like perhaps a Midwest summer storm that moves in and hits hard, but then moves on.”
When the crowd interrupted her 40-minute speech with wild cheers, Palin said: “Folks, you know it’s not enough to just change up the uniform … if we don’t change the game plan.”
Palin covered a broad array of her topics during her speech in front of a rain-soaked crowd of some 2,000.
“Our country can’t afford more trillion dollar thank you notes to campaign backers,” she said. “Like you, I’m not for sale.”
Warning that “it’s time restore a country that we love,” she said the people need to “restore all that is free and good and right about America.”
Here are some other quotes from Palin’s speech as quoted by a Register series of tweets.
*“Real hope is in you. It’s not that hopey, changey stuff that we heard about back in 2008.”
*“Instead of chasing industry off-shore, I propose to eliminate all federal corporate income tax.”
*“Many big corporations, they skirt federal taxes because they have friends in DC who write the rules for the rest of us.”
*“America’s economic revival starts with America’s energy revival.”
*“We need to move on tapping our own God-given natural resources that are part of our reserves.”
*“The real stimulus that we’re waiting for is robust and responsible domestic energy production.”
*“Let’s enforce the 10th amendment. Devolve powers back locally.”
*“My plan is a bona fide, pro working-man’s plan.”
*“The real challenge is not whether we will replace Obama in 2012 but who we will replace him with.”
*“I believe I the free market which is why I detest crony capitalism. ... Obama has shown us crony capitalism on steroids.”
*“I don’t play that game of hiring expert political advisers just so they’ll say something nice about me on TV.”
*“You want to know why the permanent political class never really cuts anything? It’s because there’s nothing in it for them.”
*“Polls? Usually I say polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers.”
*“We are governed by a permanent political class, until we change that.”
*“President Obama, is this what you call winning the future? I call it losing our country.”
*“We love our country in good times and in bad and we never apologize for America.”