Wednesday’s stop in Cromwell by former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin might be her last in Connecticut for a while. Palin’s bus entourage had plenty of opportunity to spend more time in our state during her inaugural visit, but chose to simply pause in Connecticut for the sole purpose of gassing up the bus. They must have needed gas really badly, or had a driver unfamiliar with the area, because no one fills up a bus with expensive Connecticut fuel unless absolutely necessary!
I know of only one clip of video of Palin in our state, and that is from Kiss 95.7 radio. DJ Brady snagged the exclusive chat with the GOP star.
As for a return visit, I asked state Republican party chairman Sarah Palin about the possibility. He told me he tried to get her to come here for an appearance, but she charges six figures for a speaking engagement. Apparently, not in the budget.
If Palin decides to run for president, it is unlikely she would campaign here. Our presidential primary is part of Super Tuesday, and my hunch is she would write the state off. John McCain made a brief campaign appearance in 2008. It is possible Palin would come to Greenwich (as all smart candidates do) to raise money.
Chris Healy is our guest this Sunday on Face the State talking about his legacy, and Republican chances in the municipal elections this fall and the senate and congressional races in ’12.
above photo courtesy: Jay Polke