CBS News Interviews Scott Conroy about Governor Palin's 2012 Intentions

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics broke the news just a few days ago that Governor Palin is keynoting a tea party rally in Iowa on September 3rd. Immediately, speculations began to fly. Will this be the day she announces her 2012 run for the presidency? Good question. It is, after all, three years to the date of her stellar 2008 RNC speech.

Personally, I don't think she will announce on any date that connects her to the McCain campaign. Instead, I'm hopeful that she'll announce sooner. Of course, that's just speculation on my part. As most people know, no one is really certain what Governor Palin will do. Or more accurately, as they say in Alaska, "Only God and Todd know. Only God and Todd." Governor Palin is nothing if not unconventional, which is just one reason we respect her so vehemently. She is the antithesis of politics-as-usual. The good news is we'll all know soon enough.

CBS News conducted an interview with Scott Conroy in which he discussed the likelihood of the Governor entering the race. Enjoy:


(h/t Kenton)

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Governor Palin to President Obama: #Womanup

Friday, July 29, 2011

Governor Palin took it to President Obama today via Twitter, telling him, basically, that it's time to truly lead, like a woman (emphasis mine):

@BarackObama wants us to contact Congress. Great idea! Tell them to rein in our dangerously unsustainable debt to protect our credit rating.

@BarackObama wants us to support a "balanced deficit solution." Great idea! How about a balanced budget amendment?

@BarackObama you're wrong, threatening to throw seniors under the bus because you refuse to prioritize govt spending.Time to #womanup & lead

It's becoming increasingly clear that there is a woman who has determined that she will offer herself up to lead this nation. I know the talking heads and pundits want to make us believe that she's not going to run, that there's no room for her and Michele Bachmann, that it's Mitt Romney's turn. My prediction remains the same: she's running--and she'll win.

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Governor Palin: Congressional Freshmen – For Such A Time As This

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

Out here in proverbial politico flyover country, we little folk are watching the debt ceiling debate with great interest and concern. Today I re-read the open letter I wrote to Republican Freshman Members of Congress in November 2010, just days after they were ushered into office in an historic landslide victory due in large part to the activism of commonsense patriots who are considered part of the Tea Party movement. I respectfully ask these GOP Freshman to re-read this letter and remember us “little people” who believed in them, donated to their campaigns, spent hours tirelessly volunteering for them, and trusted them with our votes. This new wave of public servants may recall that they were sent to D.C. for such a time as this.

The original letter is pasted below, with added emphasis to certain passages that I feel are especially relevant to the current discussion.

All my best to you, GOP Freshmen, from up here in the Last Frontier.

Sincerely,

Sarah Palin

P.S. Everyone I talk to still believes in contested primaries.

******

November 13, 2010

Welcome to all Republican Freshmen and congratulations!

Congratulations to all of you for your contribution to this historic election, and for the contributions I am certain you will make to our country in the next two years. Your victory was hard fought, and the success belongs entirely to you and the staff and volunteers who spent countless hours working for this chance to put government back on the side of the people. Now you will come to Washington to serve your nation and leave your mark on history by reining in government spending, preserving our freedoms at home, and restoring America’s leadership abroad. Some of you have asked for my thoughts on how best to proceed in the weeks and months ahead and how best to advance an agenda that can move our country forward. I have a simple answer: stick to the principles that propelled your campaigns. When you take your oath to support and defend our Constitution and to faithfully discharge the duties of your office, remember that present and future generations of “We the People” are counting on you to stand by that oath. Never forget the people who sent you to Washington. Never forget the trust they placed in you to do the right thing.

The task before you is daunting because so much damage has been done in the last two years, but I believe you have the chance to achieve great things.

Republicans campaigned on a promise to rein in out-of-control government spending and to repeal and replace the massive, burdensome, and unwanted health care law President Obama and the Democrat Congress passed earlier this year in defiance of the will of the majority of the American people. These are promises that you must keep. Obamacare is a job-killer, a regulatory nightmare, and an enormous unfunded mandate. The American people don’t want it and we can’t afford it. We ask, with all due respect, that you remember your job will be to work to replace this legislation with real reform that relies on free market principles and patient-centered policies. The first step is, of course, to defund Obamacare.

You’ve also got to be deadly serious about cutting the deficit. Despite what some would like us to believe, tax cuts didn’t get us into the mess we’re in. Government spending did. Tough decisions need to be made about reducing government spending. The longer we put them off, the worse it will get. We need to start by cutting non-essential spending. That includes stopping earmarks (because abuse of the earmark process created the “gateway-drug” that allowed backroom deals and bloated budgets), canceling all further spending on the failed Stimulus program, and rolling back non-discretionary spending to 2008 levels. You can do more, but this would be a good start.

In order to avert a fiscal disaster, we will also need to check the growth of spending on our entitlement programs. That will be a huge challenge, but it must be confronted head on. We must do it in a humane way that honors the government’s current commitments to our fellow Americans while also keeping faith with future generations. We cannot rob from our children and grandchildren’s tomorrow to pay for our unchecked spending today. Beyond that, we need to reform the way Congress conducts business in order to make it procedurally easier to cut spending than to increase it. We need to encourage zero-based budgeting practices in D.C. like the kind fiscally conservative mayors and governors utilize to balance their budgets and reduce unnecessary spending.

There in the insulated and isolated Beltway you will be far removed from the economic pain felt by so many Americans who are out of work. Please remember that if we want real job growth, we must create a stable investment climate by ending the tidal wave of overly burdensome regulations coming out of Washington. Businesses need certainty – and freedom that incentivizes competition – to grow and expand our workforce.

The last thing our small businesses need is tax hikes. It falls to the current Democrat-controlled Congress to decide on the future of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts. If it does not permanently renew all of them, you should move quickly to do so in the new Congress. It would remove from households and businesses the threat of a possible $3.8 trillion tax hike hitting all Americans at the worst possible moment, with our economy struggling to recover from a deep recession! You must continue to remind Democrats that the people they are dismissing as “rich” are the small business owners who create up to 70% of all jobs in this country!

Another issue of vital importance is border security. Americans expect our leadership in Washington to act now to secure our borders. Don’t fall for the claims of those who suggest that we can’t secure our borders until we simultaneously deal with the illegal immigrants already here. Let’s deal with securing the border first. That alone is a huge challenge that has been ignored for far too long.

On foreign policy and national security, I urge you to stick to our principles: strong defense, free trade, nurturing allies, and steadfast opposition to America’s enemies. We are the most powerful country on earth and the world is better off because of it. Our president does not seem to understand this. If we withdraw from the world, the world will become a much more dangerous place. You must push President Obama to finish the job right in Iraq and get the job done in Afghanistan, otherwise we who are war-weary will forever question why America’s finest are sent overseas to make the ultimate sacrifice with no clear commitment to victory from those who send them. You should be prepared to stand with the President against Iran’s nuclear aspirations using whatever means necessary to ensure the mullahs in Tehran do not get their hands on nuclear weapons. And you can stand with the Iranian people who oppose the tyrannical rule of the clerics and concretely support their efforts to win their freedom – even if the President does not.

You need to say no to cutting the necessities in our defense budget when we are engaged in two wars and face so many threats – from Islamic extremists to a nuclear Iran to a rising China. As Ronald Reagan said, “We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.” You will also have the opportunity to push job-creating free trade agreements with allies like Colombia and South Korea. You can stand with allies like Israel, not criticize them. You can let the President know what you believe – Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, not a settlement. And for those of you joining the United States Senate, don’t listen to desperate politically-motivated arguments about the need for hasty consideration of the “New START” treaty. Insist on your right to patient and careful deliberation of New START to address very real concerns about verification, missile defense, and modernization of our nuclear infrastructure. No New START in the lame duck!

You can stand against misguided proposals to try dangerous, evil terrorists in the US; precipitously close the Guantanamo prison; and a return to the failed policies of the past in treating the war on terror as a law enforcement problem. Finally, you have a platform to express the support of the American people for all those around the world seeking their freedom that God has bestowed within all mankind’s being – from Burma and Egypt to Russia and Venezuela – because the spread of liberty increases our own security. You, freshmen lawmakers, can and will be powerful voices in support of foreign policies that protect our interests and promote our values! Thank you for being willing to fight for our values and our freedom!

In all this, you should extend a hand to President Obama and Democrats in Congress. After this election, they may finally be prepared to work with Republicans on some of these issues for the good of the country. And if not, we will all be looking forward to 2012.

Remember that some in the media will love you when you stray from the time-tested truths that built America into the most exceptional nation on earth. When the Left in the media pat you on the back, quickly reassess where you are and readjust, for the liberals’ praise is a warning bell you must heed. Trust me on that.

I and most Americans are so excited for you. Working together, we have every right to be optimistic about our future. We can be hopeful because real hope lies in the ingenuity, generosity, and boundless courage of the everyday Americans who make our country exceptional. These are the men and women who sent you to Washington. May your work and leadership honor their faith in you.

With sincere congratulations and a big Alaskan heart,

Sarah Palin

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Scott Conroy: Palin to Keynote Tea Party Rally in Iowa

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Via Scott Conroy of Real Clear Politics:

In the latest indication that her sights are still set on a presidential run, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has accepted an invitation to keynote a Tea Party rally in Waukee, Iowa, on Sept. 3, RealClearPolitics has learned.

The Labor Day weekend visit to the nation's first voting state comes after Palin indicated during an appearance on Fox News earlier this month that she would make her decision about whether to launch a campaign in August or September.

All signs now point to September as the month when Palin would throw her hat into the ring, as logistical concerns ranging from fundraising to getting her name on the ballot in various states would likely preclude further delay.

Many prominent political analysts and Republican operatives have expressed skepticism that Palin is seriously considering a presidential bid, since she has not taken many of the steps that candidates traditionally take before jumping into the race, such as signing early-state consultants, contacting key powerbrokers and boosting their travel schedules.

But Palin has a long history of shunning the Republican Party machinery and taking an unconventional approach to campaigns -- a mind-set that appears to have been in play throughout the past several months.

Palin's latest appearance in Iowa will come just two days after "The Undefeated," a documentary film spotlighting her accomplishments in Alaska, will be released on Pay-Per-View and video-on-demand. In the film, Palin is portrayed as a continual thorn in the Republican establishment's side. And it is the GOP, rather than the Democratic Party, that garners the better part of the movie's scorn.

If Palin were to announce a White House run, the theme of her campaign would almost certainly focus on resisting the ingrained political culture and what she sees as being wrong with the status quo, and much of the Republican Party itself, in addition to continuing to offer one of the most strident contrasts to President Obama's policies.

The outdoor rally on the first Saturday in September will take place at a field in Waukee, located just outside of Des Moines, and will be hosted by the Tea Party of America -- an Iowa-based political action committee that was founded in May.

The midday affair will be the new group's kickoff event and is sure to generate a large crowd and massive media attention.

One of the Tea Party of America's co-founders, Charlie Gruschow, had previously founded the Des Moines Tea Party before splintering off to start a new group with some like-minded colleagues.

Gruschow praised the work of a highly motivated group of volunteers who have been setting the groundwork in Iowa for a Palin campaign, which almost all of them deem to be inevitable.

"I can only surmise that she's very, very popular here," Gruschow said of Palin's level of support among Republican caucus-goers in Iowa. "And it didn't hurt at all when she introduced her movie in Pella. The feedback I've gotten was it was an awesome movie, and there are more people becoming more endeared to her."

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(h/t Kenton)

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Governor Palin Tackles Debt Debate on Fox - Videos

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Governor Palin was a guest tonight both on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren and on Follow the Money on Fox Business. She discussed the debt ceiling debate, "unethical, nauseating" government spending, President Obama's fear-mongering tactics, how his lack of experience is at the root of his leadership inadequacies, and the flip-flopping hypocrisy displayed by the President and members of Congress.



(Videos retrieved from The Right Scoop)

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Gov. Palin Talks to Greta Tonight


Governor Palin will be on Greta tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern. Via GretaWire:
Last night ON THE RECORD at 10pm had a 2 hour live special on this very important issue of the debt ceiling…

….tonight, we are tackling the issue again. Check back in to GretaWire for programming information.

Here is one confirmed guest on ON THE RECORD at 10pm tonight: Governor Sarah Palin.

I'm looking forward to hearing Governor Palin's common sense perspective on this very important issue for America.

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'The Undefeated' Expanding to Four Additional Locations July 29th

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Undefeated is debuting in four additional locations on July 29th. It'll be in Charleston, SC; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; and Salt Lake City, UT.

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ARC Announces National Rollout for 'The Undefeated'

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Via PRWeb:

ARC Entertainment Announces Massive National Rollout for Sarah Palin Film, 'The Undefeated'

Beginning September 1st Video-on-Demand and Pay-Per-View to Make the Film Accessible to Approximately 75 Million Homes Through Major Cable and Satellite Companies Such as DIRECTV, DISH Network and Time Warner Cable The Video on Demand / Pay-Per-View Launch to be Backed by Multi-Million-Dollar Marketing Campaign DVD to Launch October 4th in Stores Nationwide with an Initial Shipment Estimated at 250,000 Units Walmart to Receive a “Special Edition” Version of the Film Limited Engagement Theatrical Release to Continue Nationwide Throughout August and September.

Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) July 24, 2011

Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment, the distributor of “The Undefeated,” the film about Gov. Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence, jointly announced today that beginning on September 1st the film will be available to 75 million homes via Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View access through national and regional cable and satellite operators. The DVD will launch on October 4th and will be available at traditional and online retailers nationwide. ARC is estimating its initial unit shipment to be approximately 250,000 units. A “Special Edition” DVD will contain additional new content and will only be sold in Walmart stores. ARC will continue to expand the limited engagement theatrical release nationwide throughout August and September as demand across the country remains high.

Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment, said, “Since the film opened in select markets across the country on July 15th we have been inundated with requests from people wanting the film to be made available in their market. After methodically analyzing the most effective ways to bring this galvanizing film to the widest audience as soon as possible we have determined that continued limited theatrical distribution, Video-on-Demand, Pay-Per-View and DVD sales will be the best modalities by which to deliver this film as widely as possible. We have created partnerships with national cable, satellite and mass retailers to achieve our distribution goals.”

“This title is absolutely perfect for Video-on-Demand and Pay-Per-View backed by a traditional and significant marketing campaign. We are incredibly excited about having this film made available to the entire country earlier than expected,” said Glenn Bracken Evans, the film’s producer. “A traditional windowed release would not have allowed us to maximize viewership of this highly sought after film,” continued Evans.

“The Undefeated is a terrific case study for a digital cinema release. We have been nimble, efficient and brought this film to many eager viewers with almost no turn around time,” said Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, chief marketing officer at Cinedigm, the film’s digital distributor. “We look forward to bringing this film to many more audiences across the country during the next month.”

Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon stated, “Given the strong audience reaction we have determined there is overwhelming demand for us to get this film out broadly enough to cover the entire nation in September and October. In a 90-day period from August to November we will be able to effectively cover the nation through multiple distribution modalities.”

The Video-on-Demand and Pay-Per-View deals with strategic partners will be backed by a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign to heighten awareness in all markets to the film’s availability.

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Chicago Screening of 'The Undefeated' Opens Eyes to Real Governor Palin

Yesterday, The Undefeated paid a trip to Chicago for a one-day showing of the documentary. Here's what Frank Main of the Chicago Sun-Times had to report:

The Chicago screening of a new Sarah Palin documentary Saturday was a political love fest for her conservative supporters.

But Tea Party members weren’t the only ones who came away from the film with admiration for the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate.

Eddie Bryant, who attended the screening of “The Undefeated” at downtown’s Gene Siskel Film Center, is an African-American and Chicago Democrat. The retired 67-year-old Union Pacific employee said he was surprised to find he actually likes Palin.

“I came because my friend is always talking about Sarah Palin. People say this lady is brainless. She’s not only smart, but she’s a clean-government person. I gained respect for her,” Bryant said.

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The director, Stephen K. Bannon, told the audience afterward: “My objective was to drive a stake in the heart of ‘Caribou Barbie,’ ” referring to the airhead image of Palin in the media. He said traditional movie critics have “eviscerated” his film, but he’s shown it to liberal audiences in New York and other cities and they “came out of this with a grudging admiration of what she’s accomplished.”

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Mr. Bryant's reaction is exactly why people need to see this film. Governor Palin is not the person the mainstream media have made her out to be. She's not really even the person the McCain campaign displayed to the nation--not fully. I believe many in the media see the Governor's value and are afraid of the threat she is to the left. The McCain campaign, both failing to fully recognize her value and threatened by her appeal, allowed their own sense of insecurity and gross mismanagement to get in the way, as Mr. Chuck Heath said, of "let[ting] Sarah be Sarah." The Undefeated, however, unveils who this Sarah is, displays what she's accomplished, and makes it clear that she's qualified to be President of the United States.

So once again, get your tickets here--and some for others--to see the film. If it's not showing in your area, vote here to bring it there.

(h/t C4P)

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Governor Palin: Lame Duck President

Friday, July 22, 2011

Preach it, Governor. Preach it!

Governor Palin, via Facebook:

After listening to the President’s press conference today, let’s keep in mind the following:

This is the same president who proposed an absurdly irresponsible budget that would increase our debt by trillions of dollars, and whose party failed to even put forward a budget in over 800 days! This is the same president who is pushing our country to the brink because of his reckless spending on things like the nearly trillion dollar “stimulus” boondoggle. This is the same president who ignored his own debt commission’s recommendations and demonized the voices of fiscal sanity who proposed responsible plans to reform our entitlement programs and rein in our dangerous debt trajectory. This is the same president who wanted to push through an increase in the debt ceiling that didn’t include any cuts in government spending! This is the same president who wants to slam Americans with tax hikes to cover his reckless spending, but has threatened to veto a bill proposing a balanced budget amendment. This is the same president who hasn’t put forward a responsible plan himself, but has rejected reasonable proposals that would tackle our debt. This is the same president who still refuses to understand that the American electorate rejected his big government agenda last November. As I said in Madison, Wisconsin, at the Tax Day Tea Party rally, “We don’t want it. We can’t afford it. And we are unwilling to pay for it.”

Now the President is outraged because the GOP House leadership called his bluff and ended discussions with him because they deemed him an obstruction to any real solution to the debt crisis.

He has been deemed a lame duck president. And he is angry now because he is being treated as such.

His foreign policy strategy has been described as “leading from behind.” Well, that’s his domestic policy strategy as well. Why should he be surprised that he’s been left behind in the negotiations when he’s been leading from behind on this debt crisis?

Thank you, GOP House leaders. Please don’t get wobbly on us now.

2012 can’t come soon enough.

- Sarah Palin

Certainly, 2012 can't come soon enough--and I can see it from my house!

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Private Cleveland, OH Showing of 'The Undefeated'

The Undefeated will be shown at an exclusive event in Cleveland, Ohio next week:

Join me for the exclusive "Red Carpet" event, the private showing of the movie "The Undefeated" about former Alaska Governer Sarah Palin. This is truly a unique opportunity so tickets will go quickly.

Because of the exclusive nature of this event, this is a pre-sale event. ALL tickets must be purchased on-line. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

When purchasing your tickets on-line you may pay by Visa, MC, AmEx, Discover, PayPal or personal check (no corporate checks please). Once you order your ticket you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions on how to print your ticket.

Tickets may be purchased up to three (3) hours before show time.

Go here to get information and purchase tickets.

(h/t C4P)

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'The Undefeated' Success - Examining the Numbers

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Undefeated is making box office history, although the mainstream media wouldn't want you to know that--just as they wouldn't want you to know the truth about Governor Palin's record and accomplishments.

John Nolte has the numbers:

Box Office Mojo is a universally accepted and respected source for box-office numbers, mainly because they’ve always done a very professional job of sticking to numbers and avoiding the business and political nonsense that tarnishes so many others. As of today, they’re reporting that at 10 locations, “The Undefeated” grossed $65,132, or $6513 per screen during its opening weekend. We also know that at some locations, director Steve Bannon’s documentary sold out completely and garnered as much as $10,000 per screen. But for argument’s sake, let’s use Box Office Mojo and take a sober look at how well the Palin documentary did in the best kind of apples-to-apples comparison available — and that’s in the genre of political documentaries and the number of screens it opened on.

Fair enough?

You with me so far?

As you can see in the Box Office Mojo the chart below (original here), which looks at historical theatrical opening weekend numbers of political documentaries going back 20 years, ”The Undefeated” did remarkably well in the only categories that matter:


Compared to every other political documentary ever made…

1. “The Undefeated” ranks as #15 in the all-time highest grossing debut category (and this includes Michael Moore’s unique hold on this category). However — and this is a mighty important however – nine of the films ranked above the Palin doc opened on more screens — in some cases, hundreds more.

2. On a comparative number of screens (less than 10), “The Undefeated” enjoyed the fifth highest-grossing debut in the history of political documentaries.

3. Opening on a comparative number of screens (5 to 25), “The Undefeated” enjoyed the sixth highest per-screen average in the history of political documentaries.

Read the rest here.

(h/t C4P)

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Exclusive One-Day Screening of 'The Undefeated' in Chicago this Saturday

If you live in on near Chicago, or feel like taking a trip, you can catch a special screening of The Undefeated this Saturday, July 23rd. It will be shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center, according to Whitney Pitcher:

There will be a special screening of “The Undefeated“, put on by William Kelly, Washington Times columnist and Big Journalism blogger, at noon on Saturday, July 23rd at the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State) in Chicago. The doors will open at 11:30 AM, and the film will be followed by a question and answer session with producer, Steve Bannon. You can pre-order tickets here.

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Cindy Adams: Governor Palin is Leaning Toward 2012 Run

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Here's what Cindy Adams of the New York Post has to say about Governor Palin and 2012:

SARAH specialists muttering they're leaning toward the fact that -- they feel -- she's leaning toward making the run. Any newscaster itchy to ask now what's she reading, the answer would be: The lady studies and does research 24/7. Took time only for a July Fourth home-cooked dinner with tasty yummies like moose chili. Or seconds on polar bear-burgers.

She does not rely on fuddy-duds who've worked the circuit since Thomas Jefferson. She does not trust staffers' stats and opinions. They proceed by rules. She moves by instinct. Makes her own decisions. Consults mostly with Todd. A man's man, the husband's no dim bulb. He's smart. Takes care of family and minute details. They fight, but they listen to one another.

People say there exist only two humans who, instantly upon arrival, own a room. One's Bill Clinton. The other? Sarah Palin. Further muttered is that thrilled with Michele Bachmann's sudden new arrival on the scene, she is not.

MotivationTruth readers know I'm not surprised by this Cindy Adams tidbit. I still predict, as I have since November 2008, that Governor Palin will run for President in 2012, and I still predict the announcement is coming soon.

(h/t C4P)

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Success of 'The Undefeated' Fuels Expansion to More Cities/Theaters

The Undefeated has had such a successful opening, ARC Entertainment reports, it is expanding to other areas and more theaters in areas where it's already playing.

Via PR Newswire:

Strong opening weekend fuels film's expansion to Tucson, AZ, West Palm, FL, Milwaukee, WI, Charlotte, NC, and Ontario, CA

Additional theatres added in Phoenix, AZ and Atlanta, GA

$11,000-plus per screen weekend averages in Orange County and Phoenix


SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ARC Entertainment today announced "The Undefeated," which chronicles Sarah Palin's rise from obscurity to national prominence, will roll out to additional AMC Theatres (AMC) beginning on Friday, July 22nd.

With sold-out runs and enthusiastic audience support on opening weekend, the film will roll out to new markets including Tucson, AZ; West Palm, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Charlotte, NC; and Ontario, CA. The film will also expand into additional theatres in Atlanta, GA, and Phoenix, AZ, and will continue in theatres in Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Denver, CO; Orlando, FL; and Orange, CA.

ARC Entertainment, the distributor of the film, announced today that the film had a stronger opening weekend than expected with the top markets, Phoenix and Orange County, achieving weekend per screen averages above $11,000 driven by multiple sold-out runs. The film was rushed to select digital theatres in only three weeks, and was marketed entirely through social media and grass roots efforts with virtually no traditional media spend.

"Given the audience response on our opening weekend we now know we have a film that works. Our objective is very simple-to bring this film to every market and every corner of the country; starting with a limited theatrical release and then through an aggressive broader distribution strategy including streaming video, on-demand access and DVD," stated filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon.

Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment, said, "We have been inundated with requests from around the country to have the film play in their market. Our expansion plan is being methodically analyzed and managed to allow the film to be viewed by the widest audience in the most effective manner."

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"We are thrilled that The Undefeated can benefit from the digital cinema platform to quickly expand to additional markets this weekend," said Jonathan Dern, president of Cinedigm Entertainment Group.

Written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette, "The Undefeated" was independently financed by Victory Film Group and its partners.

The film includes leading prominent political commentators Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart as well as conservative activists Kate Obenshain, Sonnie Johnson and Jamie Radtke. Additionally, the film features interviews with Alaskan civil servants, elected officials and advisors who were involved in Alaskan politics during Governor Palin's tenure.

"After the incredible feedback we got from enthusiastic audiences, we are very excited to bring this story of a true American hero to additional audiences across America," said Glenn Bracken Evans.

Read more and see addresses of theaters here.

Buy tickets here, and vote to bring it to your city here.

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Erick Erickson Reports Success of 'The Undefeated'

From Erick Erickson at RedState:

In fact, the Palin film is dazzling people by just how well a film of its type is doing with no traditional promotion. Even movies like The Passion of the Christ, which largely relied on alternative publicity mechanisms, still had a great deal of traditional promotion, studio support, and media buzz.

“The Undefeated” is different. In addition to being a political documentary, it is not backed by a studio, does not have major media buzz, and continues to sell out in showings around the country.

More impressive, there are continued reports of people who didn’t care for Palin or had no opinion of her (the few that remain) who came out impressed with her in the movie.

The movie is going to be expanding its presence around the country. It’ll be interesting to see just how much of a demand it can keep.

More here.

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Jedediah Bila Hears from 'The Undefeated' Attendees

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jedediah Bila wanted to hear from people who saw The Undefeated. She reached out to them and received feedback. She shares this feedback via The Daily Caller. Read on:

This past weekend, Stephen Bannon’s documentary on Sarah Palin, “The Undefeated,” debuted in 10 markets: Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; Denver, CO; Orlando, FL; Kansas City, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Orange, CA; and Oklahoma City, OK. ARC Entertainment, the distributor of the film, affirmed that “through Saturday night the film had a stronger opening than expected with the large markets trending towards weekend per screen averages above $10,000 driven by multiple sold-out runs. The film had accumulated approximately $5,000 per screen through Saturday night. Unique in the theatrical feature world, The Undefeated was rushed to select digital theatres in only 3 weeks, and was marketed almost entirely through social media and grassroots efforts, with virtually no traditional media spend. With the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month, with details being announced soon.”

I reached out to attendees via Facebook and Twitter, inviting them to share their thoughts about the film. Here’s what some of them had to say:

“Saw ‘The Undefeated’ in Grapevine, TX, opening night and it was packed. My husband and I had to sit in the front row of the 9:50 showing. I have mixed emotions. I’m saddened by the vicious attacks (montage was almost hard to watch), maddened that the GOP have perpetuated the smear campaign, but through it all I was inspired. I learned so much about her vast executive experience in AK and would be proud to cast my vote for an amazing American, mother, patriot and leader, Sarah Palin. There was thunderous applause at the end of the movie. We’re ready, Sarah. Game on!” — Marisa Marshall

“Just came back from seeing ‘The Undefeated.’ It gave me a sense of her accomplishments as both mayor/governor. What inspired me the most was her character — her willingness to lay down a good-paying job because she couldn’t be a part of something that was unethical when she served as commissioner. Her honesty, her courage, her willingness to stand on principle are encouraging to see in someone who holds a leadership position. It’s what is most lacking in Washington, D.C. today. We all clapped at the end of the movie. We were able to see the ‘good fruit produced by a good tree.’” — Shannon Brown

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“I flew from Michigan to Houston to see ‘The Undefeated’ with my daughter and her husband. They were early supporters but have since fallen for that ‘she can’t get elected’ crap. Well, the movie was wonderful. They were thrilled to hear about her record and I am pleased to proclaim they are back! I plan on going again with as many folks as I can to change hearts and minds for Sarah Palin. One thing we know for sure is we can trust Sarah Palin … just have the guts to see ‘The Undefeated’!” — Sue Lynn

“My wife and I saw ‘The Undefeated’ in Kennesaw, GA… Lots of cheering and applause during the best scenes. I found myself wiping back tears many times because Sarah’s love for the country blows me away … We were able to take my wife’s daughter to the show and she absolutely had her eyes open to Sarah … Her husband is always telling her that Sarah Palin can’t win because Sarah is too polarizing. After seeing this movie, I will bet the farm on one thing: her husband will never say those words to her again.” — Bill Morgan

“‘The Undefeated’ changes the game for all Americans. To see the cruelty and depth of the progressive mainstream media’s treatment of Sarah Palin liberates you from ever being duped by them again. That awareness made me extremely angry. I am ready to fight the media and on Sarah’s team. More importantly, ‘The Undefeated’ clearly shows Sarah Palin is the model of leadership and character, the kind we desperately need right now in our politicians. I am so impressed with her integrity, management skills and her servant’s heart. You can’t see this movie without hoping she’ll run and having a strong feeling that she ought to be leading this nation to drive the ship of state away from the rocks we are so directly speeding toward. Ms. Palin is being called to the bridge — report for duty!” — Greg Vanderneck

Read all the comments here.

Have you seen the movie yet? Have you encouraged others to see it--perhaps those who aren't aware of Governor Palin's record, which the mainstream media won't inform them about? Here's where tickets can be purchased, and here's where you can vote to have The Undefeated come to your area.

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'The Undefeated' Surpasses Expectations

Sunday, July 17, 2011

As I've been reporting, The Undefeated has been doing quite well in its opening weekend. ARC Entertainment reports:

ARC Entertainment, the distributor of “The Undefeated,” the film about Gov. Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence, announced today that through Saturday night the film had a stronger opening than expected with the large markets trending towards weekend per screen averages above $10,000 driven by multiple sold-out runs. The film had accumulated approximately $5,000 per screen through Saturday night. Unique in the theatrical feature world, The Undefeated was rushed to select digital theatres in only 3 weeks, and was marketed almost entirely through social media and grass roots efforts, with virtually no traditional media spend. With the strong initial showing, the film is going to a wider release footprint later this month, with details being announced soon.

The film opened in 10 markets on Friday including Atlanta, GA, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Orlando, FL, Indianapolis, IN, Kansas City, MO, Oklahoma City, OK and Orange, CA.

“We are extremely pleased with the audience reaction, which has been over-the-top enthusiastic and very passionate, including standing ovations at most screenings,” said Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment, the film’s distributor. “We expect word-of-mouth to keep ticket sales strong and we will definitely expand the film to a wider national audience. With merely three weeks of preparation and a virtually non-existent traditional advertising spend, the film did exceptionally well. ”

“We have been told the theaters in Phoenix, Atlanta, Denver and Indianapolis moved the film to bigger screens to accommodate oversized crowds. Because of high-ticket sales, the Phoenix theater put ‘The Undefeated’ on two screens during one showing to accommodate demand,” stated Andy Badolato, VP Marketing and Business Development of Victory Film Group and Associate Producer of “The Undefeated.”

Over the weekend reports also documented the strong ticket sales and enthusiastic audience reaction. Reuters reported, “It may not be ‘Harry Potter,’ but another film featuring a bespectacled protagonist is racking up strong pre-sales before its national roll-out this weekend.” AOL’s Patch reported, “Reactions from filmgoers attending the screening were overwhelmingly positive.” The Brisbane Times of Australia reported, “‘The Undefeated,’ a documentary tracing Sarah Palin’s rise to political power, has opened in US theatres to overwhelmingly positive opinion.”

“ARC Entertainment and its digital distribution partner Cinedigm did an incredible job opening weekend,” said Stephen K. Bannon, the film’s writer and director. “This was a high risk bet- a national release in ten disparate markets with only three weeks preparation supported solely by social media. What would have taken months and cost millions in P & A, ARC Entertainment and Cinedigm accomplished within a month with negligible costs. This film will find its audience because of its appeal and our savvy distribution partners.”

“The Undefeated is the perfect example of how digital cinema can benefit both producers and audiences,” said Jill Newhouse Calcaterra, chief marketing officer at Cinedigm. “Starting with theatre location selection, we worked quickly – with precision accuracy- to generate a terrific box office result with virtually no marketing dollars. This is a new model that is going to benefit the entire entertainment industry and audiences who want to see unique products.”

“The combination of passionate audience response, sustained standing ovations and in-theater Twittering convinces us that this is a special film that will have incredible word-of-mouth,” said Glenn Bracken Evans, Victory Film Group co-founder. “The film’s website www.theundefeatedmovie.com has received hundreds of thousands of hits. I am truly amazed that in certain markets we will hit or exceed the $10,000 per screen mark given that we had absolutely no electronic media spend and only booked the theaters weeks ago. I’m particularly amazed we accomplished this in Phoenix and Orange County, two of the country’s most competitive markets during one of the toughest summer weekends and up against Harry Potter.”

Written and directed by Bannon and produced by Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette, “The Undefeated” was independently financed by Victory Film Group and its partners.

The film includes leading prominent political commentators Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart as well as conservative activists Kate Obenshein, Sonnie Johnson and Jamie Radtke. Additionally, the film features interviews with Alaskan civil servants, elected officials and advisors who were involved in Alaskan politics during Governor Palin’s tenure.

The success of The Undefeated definitely slaps the media in the face. Trying to pull a fast one, Conor Friedersdorf appeared at an unadvertised after-midnight showing of the film so the media could report that no one showed up. John Hayward thumped this lame plot in a Human Events article today:
The new Sarah Palin documentary, The Undefeated, opened to solid box office numbers this weekend. Oddly, the Atlantic tried to cook up a quick hit piece on the Palin film by sending the hapless Conor Friedersdorf to an unadvertised midnight showing in Orange County on a Thursday night. He proceeded to note at great length that not many people were in the theater.

This story was quickly picked up and run by other media outlets, in an attempt to construct a “flop” narrative, quickly rendered as hollow and irrelevant as an Obama economic prediction.

Friedersdorf, and the others who ran with his story, cannot be stupid enough to think that theater attendance at 12:45 AM on a Thursday night, at an unadvertised screening of a documentary, while one of the year’s most anticipated summer blockbusters was rolling out, could be truly indicative of The Undefeated’s opening weekend performance.

They had to work fast to manufacture this hit, since the eagerness of Palin fans to see The Undefeated was not exactly a secret. Their goal was to pump one more anti-Palin story into the billowing cloud of toxic smog pouring from major media outlets. They did it so that liberal readers who won’t go anywhere near a screening of this movie can high-five each other and chuckle about what a bomb it was, providing the ”reality-based community” with another of its many fables that survive any chance encounter with contradictory evidence.

Hayward goes on to express why he wants Governor Palin to run. Read his full article here.

Again, a huge congratulations to Stephen Bannon, Governor Palin, and all those who worked hard to make The Undefeated a success.

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Discussing 'The Undefeated' on Roderic Deane Blog Talk Radio

Today, Roderic Deane interviewed me on his blog talk radio show. RD also talked to Josh Painter of Texans for Sarah Palin and Tami of Moms 4 Palin. We discussed how we got involved in blogging, why we support Governor Palin, what we gathered from personal encounters with the Governor, and engaged in in-depth discussion of The Undefeated. I come on at about 35:55 into the show. Enjoy.

Listen to internet radio with Roderic Deane on Blog Talk Radio

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My Roderic Deane Interview

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Tune in at noon Eastern tomorrow to the Roderic Deane Blog Talk Radio Show. RD will talk to Josh Painter of Texans for Sarah Palin at the start of his show. Then he will interview Tami from Moms 4 Sarah Palin at around 11:15 a.m. I'm scheduled to be on at 11:30 a.m. We'll discuss Governor Palin, no doubt spending quite a bit of time conversing about The Undefeated.

Use the following link to access the show:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rodericdeane/2011/07/17/bloggers-r-us

Use this number to call in during the show:
877-478-5783

Hope you'll tune it!

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More on First Day Success of 'The Undefeated'

More reports are pouring in about the first day success of The Undefeated. Matt Lewis did a roundup of the rave reviews:

The new Sarah Palin documentary, “The Undefeated” debuted in select theaters this weekend. It’s still early, but so far, it is garnering impressive reviews. Following is a quick roundup:

Brisbane Times:

Palin doco wins public praise (01:25) The Undefeated, a documentary tracing Sarah Palin’s rise to political power, has opened in US theatres to overwhelmingly positive opinion.

Reuters:

It may not be “Harry Potter,” but another film featuring a bespectacled protagonist is racking up strong pre-sales before its national roll-out this weekend. “The Undefeated,” a glowing look at failed vice-presidential candidate and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has already sold out a show in Grapevine, Texas (population 46,000), according to the distributor Cinedigm. Grapevine isn’t exactly a teeming metropolis but the film is set to roll out across Tea Party country in 10 AMC theaters.

Kennesaw Patch:

When Sarah Palin said, “More government is not the answer,” the audience in theater 8 at AMC Barrett Commons 24 erupted with applause.”The Undefeated” premieres at AMC Barrett Commons 24 with an appearance by Director Stephen Bannon. Reactions from filmgoers attending the screening were overwhelmingly positive. “I believe she’s honestly just a great person,” said Garrett Wilson, who traveled from Chatsworth, Ga. to attend Friday night’s screening of the film.

Reuters (Orange County, CA) :

“Run, Sarah, run!” shouted Californian Sherman Roodzant, 64, as the final credits rolled on the 1:10 p.m. showing in a half-filled theater in Orange. Roodzant drove 150 miles (240 km) to see it and said it was worth every mile.

Houston FOX Affiliate:

Faithful fans arrived early. Donna Galloway drove all the way from Beaumont for the debut. ”Undefeated is about having losses but coming back for victories,” said Galloway.

Fort Worth Star Telegram:

While a wizard named Potter is on track to rule the box office this weekend, it was a former governor named Palin who had conservatives excited at the AMC Grapevine Mills 30 theater Friday evening. The Grapevine theater is the only one showing the film in North Texas. At least one of Friday’s scheduled viewings sold out.One fan brought a wagon adorned with a sign reading “Texas is Palin Country” and filled with postcards touting the former vice presidential candidate’s views and accomplishments.

Furthermore, Ian Lazaran reports the following:
Scott Conroy tweets:
CEO of ARC Entertainment (the distributor of Palin film): “First day results for ‘The Undefeated’ were strong.”

Ian also takes it to the media (emphasis mine):
I find it hilarious that so many in the mainstream media are writing articles about how they don’t know how the movie has done thus far. It would be pretty easy to find out this information and the fact that reporters are actually publishing articles about how they don’t know how the movie is doing thus far suggests that they want to find out. If reporters did try to find out this information, they’d be forced to report that The Undefeated as of yesterday had the strongest average per screen attendance of any movie shown at AMC theaters sans Harry Potter.

I join Governor Palin in congratulating The Undefeated team on their success as she did on Facebook today.

A successful opening is wonderful, and it's what we expected. Let's keep the momentum. More people need to see this film, which reveals the truth the media won't tell you about Governor Palin's stellar career in the state of Alaska. To buy tickets, go here. Keep in mind that theaters have sold out, so without pre-purchasing tickets, you face the possibility of missing out on any particular showing. I, therefore, still strongly recommend pre-ordering your tickets. If the film is not showing in your city, all hope is not lost. Vote to have it shown in your area by clicking here.

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Mark America: We and She: The Undefeated

Via Facebook, Governor Palin linked to the following article by Mark America. It's an extremely well-written, inspiring, and honest review of The Undefeated that everyone should read in its entirety.

I always approach such films with a bit of trepidation. After all, no matter how well done, the natural skeptic in me always wonders if such a movie will play only to a niche audience, but will be less appealing to a wider audience. This is the gamble with any such documentary, and it's why documentaries are not exactly the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters. Attending the opening night for The Undefeated at the AMC Theatre in Grapevine, Texas, I met a great number of like-minded people, all chomping at the bit to see the movie, or overwhelmingly pleased with what they had seen, but now I'm going to tell you why that won't matter if we don't take the salient lesson offered by the film and apply it to our activism: Stephen Bannon said this movie must be seen not by the people who already adore Palin, and support her wholeheartedly, but much more importantly, it must be viewed by the wider audience of people who have in some measure accepted the media portrayal of Sarah Palin. After viewing the film, I can tell you that while the film will be appealing to any audience, nothing will turn the closed minds of the intransigent Palin-haters, for whom no piece of information would be sufficient to change their pathological rage. It is most important to note that the film, for all of its effectiveness, will only be so effective as its viewing is broad-based. It will be up to you to see to that.

I learned tidbits about Sarah Palin I hadn't known, and was impressed with the depth of detailed information offered. I particularly enjoyed seeing clips of her speeches, particularly in the campaign season of 2010, that I hadn't seen before, and from which I had caught only media sound-bites including "fight like a girl!" The media has used such clips to trivialize Mrs. Palin, by pretending that the entirety of her speech on that occasion was summarized in the pronouncement of those four simple words. Now I know what I had only suspected previously: The media dare not show you the entirety of her speeches, because Palin is a passionate, well-spoken, and thoroughly polished speaker who knows what it is that she believes, and why she believes it.

The film raced by. I never found myself wondering about the time, or wandering mentally to other tasks. Few things hold my rapt attention for so long as did this film. Like Sarah Palin herself, the film was engaging. It wasn't only me. The audience, admittedly predisposed mostly to liking the film, also went through a bit of a transition starting from an expectation, moving to belief, and on to conviction. If one of the aims of this film was to more accurately give an accounting of Sarah Palin, it succeeded effortlessly.

I paid particularly close attention to the manner of things addressed by Mark Levin and Andrew Breitbart on the subject of the Republican establishment in DC. Breitbart's use of the term 'eunuchs' to describe Republicans in Washington and their failure to defend Palin when she came under withering attack seemed particularly apt, especially when considering Mitch McConnell's tepid stance on the debt ceiling of current controversy. "Eunuch" hardly ever seemed a more fitting term. Bannon was able to create what I believe to be an accurate impression of the GOP establishment that is more concerned with maintaining some pretense at political power than with serving the agenda for which the voters entrusted to them such power. It's clear that if you're a firm Romney republican, you may not entirely like the film's treatment of the subject.

The film is also intended to cause an emotional stirring in the viewer, and it succeeds in many moments throughout its length.The opening gives you a taste of the sort of attacks Palin has come under, many of which the media has not reported. Prepare to feel shame at what's been done. Steady yourself for the sadness at the realization of what's been done to this woman and her family. Know that it will anger you to see the litany of four-letter harangues and threats aimed at Palin. For a parent, in an emotional sense, it's a bit like watching helplessly as your own daughter is violently assaulted. If it doesn't get a rise out of you, you're likely dead inside, and this movie isn't for you. You may want to wait for the next 'zombie' film, not as a viewer, but as an extra.

After that, you become acquainted with Palin's early life through a sort of photo and video essay that shows you she was just another kid growing up in America, simply like you and me. After this re-introduction, Bannon details the challenges she faced in her political career, starting in Wasilla and ultimately culminating in her vice presidential candidacy in 2008 with John McCain. You will be astonished at what you hadn't known. You will be shocked at what the media had never bothered to tell you. It's small wonder that Palin coined the term "Lamestream Media." They are quite thoroughly 'lame' in the parlance of our time.

Tammy Bruce, Mark Levin, and Andrew Breitbart were the anchors to the latter portion, and their points were clear and unambiguous.Tammy tells you Palin is a fearless warrior for America. Mark Levin tells you why Palin can win if she chooses to run for the presidency. Andrew Breitbart explains why the Republican establishment is a greater obstacle, not only for Palin, but for all conservatives in moving the country forward. They all made compelling arguments, and perhaps the most enduring argument was offered by Levin in comparing her to Reagan. He's right, of course, but you'll have to see the film to know why he's right, and how thoroughly right he is.

Bearing this in mind, there's a point that cannot be made often enough: For this film to succeed, it must be seen. It must be seen by moderates and independents as well as its natural constituency. Those of you who already support Governor Palin now need to carry the film's message to the unconverted. Take people to see the movie who have mixed feelings about Sarah Palin. I went with my daughter and son-in-law. He's a soldier, and while he's a conservative, he was less than thoroughly convinced about Palin. His remarks on the long drive home from the theater told the story. He offered that it was odd, baffling really, to go to see a movie and feel so at home with his fellow viewers. Waiting outside, or during the previews, conversations struck up amongst complete strangers. He said it was a bit like being among family, and what he saw on the screen merely served to strengthen that sense. He wasn't just watching a documentary about a politician, but instead he saw his own life, and his own dreams and goals and aspirations. The picture of the Palins with their eldest son Track, in uniform, shown briefly on-screen, reminded him that they were just ordinary people, like us. The audience all around was more or less like us. This strange familiarity with one's fellow movie-goers wasn't so odd after all. The America in which we believe is not dead, and is evidenced in the reactions of the audience. These were Americans, and that's the only constituency group that mattered.

There's also a sort of restoration that results when you watch this movie. If, like me, you're terribly worried about the direction of the country, this film serves as both a reproach and a revelation: Do not so easily cede your beliefs to the conventional wisdom the media packages for your consumption, and while we face overwhelming and terrifying prospects, all is not lost. There is still time to save the country. It won't be done by a government run by elitists from the NY-DC corridor. It will only be done by us. This movie really isn't about an election, or a string of them. It's about the indomitable spirit of a warrior. It's about every person who rises despite the long odds and all the obstacles laid out before them. It's about seeing the machine gun nest and charging it, each of us in our own way. At heart, in all the ways it really matters, Sarah Palin is America. In spirit and devotion, despite all our travails, we and she are The Undefeated.

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Brisbane Times: Palin Doco Wins Public Praise

Governor Palin wrote on Facebook today:

Here's a film crew from Down Under covering the opening night of "The Undefeated." Congratulations to the "Undefeated" team. I hope everyone enjoys the film this weekend.

Click here to access the link she provided. It's a Brisbane Times video entitled "Palin Doco Wins Public Praise."

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Mark Levin Interviews 'The Undefeated' Filmmaker, Stephen Bannon

Mark Levin interviewed The Undefeated filmmaker, Stephen Bannon, yesterday. The film about Governor Palin's career premiered in 10 cities and experienced a great opening day.

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'The Undefeated' Has Successful First Day; Breitbart Reports it Finishes Second Only to 'Harry Potter'

Friday, July 15, 2011

So how has the premiere of The Undefeated been going? I accessed some information from C4P. Here's what they reported:

Georgia Organize4Palin notes that the Atlanta area showing earlier this evening was sold out:

THE UNDEFEATED BLOWS AWAY THE TRANSFORMERS MOVIE in Atlanta!!! Sell out crowd!!! Spread the word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also:
A C4P Commenter notes that the 7:10 viewing in Orange County, California is sold out. Take that, the Atlantic!

The report later came that more than one California showing sold out today. C4P also posted:
California Organize4Palin coordinator notes that both the 4 PM and 7 PM showings in Orange County were sold out.

Looks like the game-changer film about Governor Palin's stellar career is doing quite well. Nicole shares the following tweets gathered by Josh Painter of Texans for Sarah Palin:
“MSM – Where are the ‘empty theaters’ now?”
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How well is The Undefeated doing on its opening day? If the past hour’s Twitter traffic is any indication, not bad:

Theater manager in Phoenix reports “Only Harry Potter beating ‘The Undefeated’…

Atlanta, GA ‘The Undefeated’ is Number 1 in theater out performering ‘Transformers’…

4pm showing of ‘The Undefeated’ ends with five minute standing ovation in Atlanta!

Atlanta – 7pm showing of ‘The Undefeated’ sold out 3 hours in advance!

“The #Undefeated” 4pm showing in #OrangeCounty is packed full except for the “stiff neck seats” that nobody wants ever.

The Undefeated is Number 1 in #Atlanta #GA out performing Transformers

AMC Ahwatukee theatre mgr told me they sold so many tickets for #Undefeated that they had to move it to a bigger screen!

Undefeated sold out 7:10 and 10:04 showings in Kennesaw. #1 movie in this theater tonight!

People in the theater CHEERED when they saw Palin at the tea party rally.

Kenesaw GA 3 showings sold out!!

PalinUndefeated attitude is spreading like wild fire. Watch the Dems start eating themselves

How come nobody in the MSM is RTing that @PalinUndefeated is selling out and getting standing Os?! Aren’t they “objective” RTers?!?

Full House at Universal Cineplex Orlando, FL for ‘The Undefeated’!

MSM – Where are the “empty theaters” now?

just got back from the movie. My 3 skeptics will now be a part of Sarah’s Army.

People around me are saying, “WOW” about the frivolous ethics complaints. They didn’t know.

Houston showing is almost full except for the lower 2 rows.

Audience applauding Sarah’s inaugural address in #Undefeated in Kennesaw!

Drove 8 Hours To See The #Undefeated! Very Well Made, Exhilarating & Inspirational

Amazing! People in this theater had NO idea about ethics complaints & why she resigned! They do now!

Furthermore, Andrew Breitbart reports on the success of The Undefeated. He tweeted:
#TheUndefeated #2 (out of 30) behind HarryPotter per screen AVG according to 5 o'clock read/AMC.

As Ian points out, it's no surprise the mainstream media isn't reporting the success of The Undefeated. What else is new, right?

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Scurrying Like Roaches in the Light

Most of us have probably not spent a lot of time studying the habits of insects, and even if we were so inclined, roaches would surely be the last ones we'd be drawn to investigating. There's one thing about roaches that probably everyone knows, however: they don't like light; it sends them in a million directions. Thus the expression someone is "scurrying like roaches in the light."

Now, I don't know how much personal will a roach has, but apparently they are rather persistent in their determination to resist being in the presence of light. I also don't know how much brain power roaches have, so I have no idea if they take off running because they know they'll be exposed--and ultimately destroyed--or if light just makes them uncomfortable. Whatever the case, light certainly throws them into a panic, as evidenced by their behavior. There's no pretense, either; they unashamedly prefer the darkness.

Speaking of light, The Undefeated premieres tomorrow. Governor Palin's supporters have been looking forward to this day. So have others who, though not supporters, have a genuine appreciation for the truth. Some people, however, don't share that same enthusiasm or respect for facts. On the contrary, they despise it.

They're panicking.

In typical roach fashion, as the light of Governor Palin's record is about to shine brightly for all to see, they're scurrying like roaches. Running in every direction, they're doing everything in their power to avoid exposure. Light brings revelation, and they cannot handle revelation. It destroys what they've worked so hard to achieve. They've created, encouraged, and feasted on lies, and they've relied on never being found out. Everything seemed to be working in their favor, too. They had the left, some on the right, and the mainstream media in their corner, aiding and abetting their sinister deeds. They are the left, some on the right, and the mainstream media, in most cases. They did not have the foresight to imagine that the truth would emerge in the form of a Stephen Bannon documentary which would destroy their false narratives and outright lies. They expected these to forever go undetected as they chewed away at the Governor's record and future. They thought they'd have the freedom, like roaches in the night, to roam and eat undisturbed, that she would at least go away and not come back. It's taken them a while to figure it out, but as they have become increasingly aware that they were wrong, that the light has come and opened eyes and enlightened minds, they're panicking.

Why do I say this?

We have been anticipating the release of The Undefeated for some time now. We've been waiting, getting the word out, expecting this film to be a definite game-changer. In the meantime, reviews have been written, interviews have been conducted, and previous skeptics have admitted that their opinion of Governor Palin changed upon learning the facts presented in the screening.

Today, it opens in ten cities. The lightswitch has been flipped, and the script is about to do the same. As if they know their end is near, the roaches have already begun to scurry. I saw the scurrying first-hand yesterday via Twitter. Out of the blue, the tweets were coming to me from people I don't know and have never, to my knowledge, conversed with--attacking the film as "propaganda"; declaring Governor Palin is "history"; accusing her of "fear-mongering"; saying The Undefeated is a bunch of "lies" so they will never go see it; you know, scurrying like roaches as the light approaches. Obviously, the information in the film is a matter of public record; therefore, calling the movie lies is simply...well, a lie itself. What she accomplished as she served Alaska over the past 20 years is well-documented. I did engage these PDS-sufferers a little bit by responding to some tweets (Sometimes I just can't help myself!), but not too deeply, for it's hard to pin down scurrying, panicky roaches for too long.

Is it just the film debut that's got the PDS-sufferers all wee-wee'd up? I believe there's one more thing that has them running in every direction now. On Wednesday night, Governor Palin told Sean Hannity that a 2012 announcement is imminent. Could their worst fears have come upon them? Is it possible that the one they attacked, the one whose record they tried to sully, the one they worked unceasingly to destroy but couldn't--yes, the undefeated one-- might just be the one to take on the GOP machine, the 2012 Republican candidates, and ultimately the so-called anointed one? Is it possible that the truth of her record, so ably communicated in The Undefeated, will help make this next step that much more likely to be a success?

Roaches thrive in the dark, but they cannot tolerate the light. When it comes, they scurry. In other words, they get all wild and crazy. They try anything to keep themselves alive and their infestation preserved. They crave the darkness again. The problem for them, however, is that darkness doesn't really exist. What we call darkness is simply the absence of light, but once light comes, we see more clearly, we understand better, and we act accordingly. Light has come. The Undefeated is light. Governor Palin's 2012 announcement will be light. The roaches don't like it, and they're already scurrying manically, but it's too late. Their fate has been sealed.

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Highlands Ranch, CO Prime Time Showing of 'The Undefeated' Sold Out

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In addition to the July 15th Grapevine, Texas prime time showing of The Undefeated being sold out, reported here, the prime time showing is also sold out in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, according to Ian Lazaran. He also reports that other cities are close to selling out tomorrow night's prime time movie. Pre-purchase your tickets here to be sure you don't miss out. Click here to vote to have The Undefeated come to your city.

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MSNBC Interviews 'The Undefeated' Filmmaker, Stephen Bannon

As The Undefeated is set to premiere in ten cities tomorrow, filmmaker Stephen Bannon appeared on MSNBC to discuss Governor Palin's record, qualifications for the presidency, and what surprised him about her.


Be sure to purchase your tickets to see The Undefeated here. If it's not showing in your city--yet--click here to vote to bring it there.

(h/t Ray)

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Tea Party Tribune: Sarah Inches Closer [to 2012 Announcement]

Anthony James of the Tea Party Tribune assesses Governor Palin's appearance on Sean Hannity. He expresses why he's more convinced than ever, after watching the interview, that she's running. Make of it what you will, but I dare say chances are great that you have come to the same conclusion he has. He writes:

The other deadline, a bit more loosely interpreted, was framed when Sean asked Sarah if she had a general timetable for making a decision about whether or not she would run for president. Sarah started with the general disclaimer that she isn’t conceited enough to believe that nobody else could solve the problems that we face, then quickly segued into her belief that the right person, with all the requisite experience, record and skillset, was not yet among the cadre of current GOP hopefuls.

She then, in a more candid moment than we have seen from her regarding this issue to date, acknowledged that any serious candidate would have to have their organizational game on the ground and in motion by August/September. It is now July 13.

I firmly believe that she fully intends not only to throw her hat into the ring, but that she has a very innovative and strategically sound plan for winning the 2012 presidential election. By reiterating that she would not necessarily run if she saw the right person positioned to seize those reins, but that she did not see that person in the current group of contenders, this is the closest we have gotten so far to a firm statement that she intends to run, and intends to officially announce this quite shortly.

While I titled this “Sarah Inches Closer,” I actually feel she did quite a bit more than that tonight. She made it clear that she feels she can win, that there’s nobody already running whom she trusts to do the job, and that it’s only a few short days or weeks at most before she plans to make an official announcement.

What she didn’t come out and explicitly state precisely the same words, she said exactly the same thing with the words that she did use, and quite frankly I could not be happier. For the first time in the 2012 general election season, I have every good confidence that we now not only have some light at the end of this tunnel. We truly have rapidly rising, very brightly shining star.

Read the full piece here.

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Governor Palin Appears on Hannity and Confirms my 2012 Prediction

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Governor Palin was a guest on Sean Hannity's television show tonight. They discussed the debt ceiling and her 2012 presidential intention. I was right: her decision will soon be made.




(Video retrieved from US4Palin)

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July 15th Prime Time Showing of 'The Undefeated' Sold Out in Grapevine, Texas

The prime time July 15th showing of The Undefeated in Grapevine, Texas has sold out. As I explained here yesterday, it would be wise to pre-purchase your tickets to see this eye-opening film about Governor Palin so you don't lose the opportunity. Tickets are still available for other showings. Go here to buy yours.

The Undefeated premieres in 10 cities on the 15th, and if it's not showing in yours, click here to vote to bring it there.

(h/t C4P)

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Governor Palin On Sean Hannity Tonight

Watch Governor Palin on Sean Hannity tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on Fox News. The topics on the table are 2012 and the debt ceiling.

(h/t C4P)

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Pre-Purchase 'The Undefeated' Tickets

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Undefeated, the documentary about Governor Palin's entrance into politics, her accomplishments, and her qualifications, premieres in 10 cities this Friday, July 15th--only three days from today. Have you taken the challenge yet?

If you're planning to see the movie--and surely you are--consider purchasing your tickets early. Many people don't pre-purchase movie tickets; they simply show up. However, there are many benefits for taking this pre-purchase approach with The Undefeated. This film has received glowing reviews, and every individual who wants to know who Governor Palin really is, free from the media bias, lies, and refusals to report the truth, should seek to be there. That said, there is no guarantee that tickets will be available for walk-in movie-goers. To reserve your place, order your tickets early.

Don't just go alone or with other supporters, either. Also go with people who don't know much about the Governor, those who are on the fence about her, and even those who profess to despise her. This film has turned many a skeptic into a believer already. There's something about the truth that has the power to set people free. So why not purchase tickets, give them out to your friends, and watch minds be changed?

Again, here's where you can see The Undefeated:

AMC Theatres - Grapevine Mills 30
3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway
Grapevine, TX 76051

AMC Highlands Ranch 24
103 W Centennial Blvd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

AMC Theatres - Quail Springs Mall 24
2501 West Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

AMC Loews Theatres - Universal Cineplex 20
6000 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

AMC Theatres - Barrett Commons 24
2600 Cobb Place Lane Northwest
Kennesaw, GA 30144-6872

AMC Theatres - The Block 30
20 City Blvd. West
Orange, CA 92868-3100

AMC Theatres - Ahwatukee 24
4915 East Ray Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044

AMC Theatres - Gulf Pointe 30
11801 S Sam Houston Pkwy E.
Houston, TX 77089-4765

AMC Showplace 17
4325 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217

AMC Theatres - Independence Commons 20
19200 East 39th St.
Independence, MO 64057

Buy tickets here today. If your city isn't on the list, vote here to have it come to your area.

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Greta Van Susteren Agrees with my Palin 2012 Prediction

Greta Van Susteren has set forth her reasons why she's guessing Governor Palin is planning to become President Palin. On Gretawire, she writes:

First, I have absolutely no inside track (despite what some may think) but I am guessing Governor Sarah Palin is running for President in 2012. Basis for my guess ? First, she has never said no. In fact, she told me in an interview about 8 weeks ago, and this remark has been repeated by other journalists to her and by her, she has the “fire in her belly” interest in running. This is not a yes, and it is not a no but leans more in the yes direction. In that interview I tried to get a more definitive answer out of her as to whether she is running or not but only got admission of “fire in the belly.” Second, we have not heard much from her since her bus tour which makes me suspicious that she is gearing up (but just a guess…maybe she is doing something else? writing another book? spending time with her family? ) Third, as the days go on, some of the declared Republican candidates are having a few troubles – whether it be a gaffe or troubles raising money. This must be tempting to a politician looking at the race and who has not said no. Fourth, I read in the Des Moines Register that there are Palin volunteers – not from a Palin organization – all over the ground in Iowa. Fifth, there seems to be a media strategy – two weeks ago a documentary about her time as Governor opened in Iowa and then yesterday the cover story in Newsweek Magazine hit the newsstands. Sixth, she has already gone through the media digging into her life and past which discourages many politicians. Seventh, are there any signs she is not running other than that she is not physically in Iowa and has not declared a candidacy?

What do you think? Is she running? or not?

Visit Gretawire here and respond to her poll question.

I have maintained since 2008, when I first became involved with the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee, that Governor Palin was running for President in 2012. My recent predictions can be accessed here and here.

(h/t O.p. Ditch)

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Dan Riehl Essentially Agrees with my Palin 2012 Prediction

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dan Riehl seems to have come to the same conclusion today that I did yesterday when I wrote:

From her own words, I deduce that the only thing that can stop her from taking this all-important, life-changing step is an outright plea from her family not to run. She suggested in this article, however, that her family isn't asking that of her, and that they understand that it costs to do the right thing, to make an impact, to effect change. I, therefore, make the prediction I have made for almost three years now: Governor Palin is running for President of the United States. I add the prediction that the announcement is coming soon.

Riehl stated it this way:
If there’s a conclusion to be inferred from the Newsweek item, it would seem to be that she is running. Her family seems on board with it and that is the only real obstacle she mentions, after all.

Riehl conceded that he was simply inferring, but his gut reaction appears to be the same as mine: we both apparently have arrived at the logical conclusion that she's running.

I don't mind being in such good company when it comes to assessing Governor Palin and her 2012 decision!

Read Riehl's full article here and his follow-up piece here.

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The Extraordinary Sarah Palin

Dan Riehl provided the following at Big Government about "The Extraordinary Sarah Palin." As you read, please keep in mind that Riehl certainly cannot be accused of being a biased die-hard Palinista, as some supporters are called. In fact, he has endured his share of criticism from Palin supporters who disagreed, at times, with his assessment of her. Therefore, his words most likely come from--dare I say?--a fair and balanced perspective.

When it comes to former GOP Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, if any ordinary Republican politician could generate as much contemporary free media coverage, including a new high profile cover story from Newsweek, while a positive full length documentary on their legitimate political career, The Undefeated, was opening nationally on July 15, the Republican establishment and most all of the base would be clamouring for him or her to enter the race for President in 2012. But Sarah Palin is no ordinary Republican politician.

Based upon my own observations, along with some recent conversations with friends, including Andrew Breitbart, who recently spent some time talking with Palin, my image of Palin has been becoming more well-defined of late. Take, for instance, the only real criticism I could find in the Newsweek piece. It jibes with another criticism I’ve observed, that she too often engages her critics directly, as opposed to allowing surrogates to do it for her. Are these valid criticisms of Palin? Along with providing some insight into her - she’s a fighter, it might also tell you much about how you view Palin. If you’re looking for an ordinary politician, Sarah Palin ain’t it.

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As The Undefeated makes clear (my earlier review here), she’s not in politics because her daddy held office, or won, or was denied a Presidential nomination, or election. She entered politics as an individual because she cared about the relationship between government and the people and wanted to make a difference. Sarah Palin was not schooled by some mostly Eastern U.S. Preparatory and Secondary school system one might think is the only acceptable schooling for serious American political leadership today. In fact, in many ways, that monopoly has all but driven America off a cliff - including under the current administration.

Of course, Ronald Reagan wasn’t a product of it, either, as a matter of fact.

Still, even some of her biggest fans may have a mistaken notion of the kind of politician Sarah Palin actually is. True, she’s a Conservative … but she’s also a common sense pragmatist, not an uncompromising ideologue, as portions of the media would have one believe. As wonderful as conservative ideals are, rigid thinking can not always solve every problem. As her tenure in Alaska demonstrated, first and foremost, Sarah Palin is a problem solver.

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At this point thirty-years ago, Reagan was thought to be both unelectable and unacceptable, even as a nominee. Not only did he go on to win the nomination and Presidency in 1980, his landslide re-election in 1984 remains as a testament to the success of common sense, mostly conservative-based politics capable of reaching across, if not erasing, party lines in America.

I wouldn’t want to have to assign odds as to the likelihood that Sarah Palin could repeat such a hallmark record of achievement in American politics. However, if one thinks it impossible at this point, then one may not know, or understand, Sarah Palin and her appeal, or the American people, at all. After all, both are extraordinary and have proven themselves capable of accomplishing rather exceptional things before.

Read the full article here.

(h/t Whitney Pitcher)

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