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Huge Viewership Numbers For Governor Palin’s 2013 CPAC Speech

For the past few months and years even, the talking heads of the political/media class have tried to sell the notion to Americans that Governor Palin is somehow "irrelevant." We all know this is bogus, and the attendance of the crowd gathered to watch her deliver a non-keynote address at the 2013 CPAC convention certainly proved it. To add some padding to the proof, just take a look at the Youtube viewership numbers of each official CPAC speech given this year.

Here are some examples so far:

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Sarah Palin (R-AK) – 187,001 views

CPAC 2013 – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) – 40,840 views

CPAC 2013 – Former Governor Mitt Romney (Intro by Gov. Nikki Haley) – 17,921 views

CPAC 2013 – U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) – 7,760 views

CPAC 2013 – Ronald Reagan Dinner (feat. Jeb Bush) – 654 views

CPAC 2013 – U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) – 4,311 views

Also note:

CPAC 2013 – Fight Club (feat. Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala) – 8,462 views

Not to take anything away from the other speakers (minus Tucker, of course) but it’s clear that the number of people who didn’t attend the convention, yet still took time to sit and watch the speeches, mostly chose to "view" Governor Palin’s address. That wouldn’t be the case if she was "irrelevant" and people didn’t care what she had to say.

So now the question is, how many more years will these people continue to try and sell this "irrelevant" narrative? The longer they do so, the more foolish they look.


(H/T: Thomas via ReaganTMan)

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  • GetWhatYouPayFor

    No wonder they are working overtime at FOX trying to discredit her. Ailes couldn’t control her when he signed the checks and that was his job, as assigned by the establishment. How low can they go?

    • PAWatcher

      IMHO Glen Beck is doing the same snub and discredit job………..NOT a good way to build a conservative network, don’t understand them.

      • GetWhatYouPayFor

        Interesting. I don’t listen to Beck much anymore but he isn’t exactly stable so guessing why is difficult. He does live in Texas now and was tight with O’Reilly. I think in the end he supported Romney and hated Newt, but who knows or really cares.

        • PAWatcher

          I subscribe to his show, but am disappointed with his shunning of Palin, his actual rabid attacks on Newt and denigration of the TEA party one minute and then acts like he started the TEA party the next minute. He’s now preaching libertarianism.
          That being said I have come to enjoy some of his regularly appearing guests. I like discussion, so that part of the show is good.

          • BearNJ

            Beck is not stable. Stick with Mark Levin who is a true conservative like Sarah and loves her.

          • lyndaaquarius

            mark levin had his number ages ago.

        • sno_warrior

          I NEVER listen to Beck anymore….change the station when he comes on! :-)

      • Jim Wagner

        I hit the mute button almost as fast with Beck as I do with the BO!

      • Budvarakbar

        Ever since his rally in WA DC when he used Sarah to attract the crowd and he realized they were there more for her than him he started crapping on her. Similar to Ingraham and Coulter.

        Too much jealousy – and in Ingraham and Coulter’s cases – trying to stay in with BOR.

    • alien4palin

      Well…..I suspect they will go as low as they possibly can until they reached the point where their twisted knickers cut off the circulation

  • Margie Albano

    I have her speech saved to my DVR. I have watched 5 times in addition to the original speech time. I do believe I shall watch it here in a few minutes again.

    • alien4palin

      Margie, go for it!!! I will probably do the same when I get my work done and watch it with undivided attention.

      Her speech provide food for the spirit and hope for a better future for America.

  • joseph agibinik

    I watched Sarah here, thank-you. I went to youtube and watched Sarah there. I came back here and watched it for a third time.

    • alien4palin

      I did exactly the same, LOL……. I did watch Senator Cruz and
      Phyllis Schlafy because they had something worthy to say

  • conservativemama

    Whoa. The Jeb Bush numbers are practically MSNBCish.

    • snowlinen

      lol…good one.

    • Olivia Andrew

      just take a look at the Youtube viewership numbers of each official CPAC speech given this year.

      • Freempg


      • DocBarry1

        I used thd link but couldn’t find the info

      • Perfectly Frank

        SPAM – SPAM – SPAM

  • Jthom26837

    Sarah Palin, The one and only. Enough said. Bowtie Harry, AKA Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala, AKA The Forehead couldn’t come up with the same numbers as Sarah Palin Could.






    "CPAC 2013 – Ronald Reagan Dinner (feat. Jeb Bush) – 654 views"….

    …He, he :)

    • Christopher H Fromme

      I watched Jeb cause I was bored ……….. Sarah twice

      • Jim Wagner

        Fortunately, I’ve never been that bored!

      • conservativemama

        That is some serious boredom.

    • BearNJ

      I guess they didn’t read the Nov exit polls where the low information voters are still blaming his brother. The Bush family has always hated Reagan and conservatives. They have damaged the conservative brand. Their time is done.

  • hrandym

    The numbers say it all. We need to get organized to draft Sarah. I believe Reagan was drafted, as well as Goldwater. Does my memory serve me correctly?

    I relation to an earlier post regarding O’Really, I believe he is a Haavaad graduate. He is also an arrogant ?.

    • hope4palins

      There hasn’t been a successful draft of a Presidential candidate in either Party in many decades. I saw recently where someone said that Ike was drafted in ’52, but I’m
      not sure that is correct (although I could be wrong) however I’m
      positive no one has been since then: Goldwater and Rockefeller competed against each other in ’64. Reagan and Rockefeller competed for the nomination in a small way in ’68 (I say "small" because Nixon pretty much had it wrapped up early), went down to the wire but narrowly lost to Ford in ’76, then finally won in 1980 over Bush41. I’m not saying a draft’s impossible, but given the way conventions are organized now it’s probably unlikely to ever happen. Hope that helps?

      • hrandym

        Thanks for destroying my fantasy. I’m kidding of course. I appreciate the discourse. I did want to present the idea. I do believe that Goldwater was ‘selected’ by strong supporters (I call that ‘drafted’) and the same was done for Reagan. No, they weren’t drafted at a convention, but they were selected and supported in order to dominate the convention. I’ll back-check my history, but that is what I recall from some reading. You know how it is: I believe nearly all in this forum are readers. Read a lot and remember a lot, except I can’t always recall where I read what. I’m just an old soldier that doesn’t know any better. I believe we need to develop a group sufficiently strong to convince Sarah of solid support. Conservatives are sort of fragmented, and that is good in that we are passionate about our ideas which have a much broader spectrum that those of Liberals. Liberals tend to be narrow-minded and simplistic. They don’t really argue or discuss; we do. At the present, it is becoming imperative that we Conservatives find a way to coalesce around a candidate for President, and as well for Congress and local elections. We are strong if we pull together. That means putting aside some of our differences to resume discussion among ourselves later, but for now we need to pull together for the purpose of securing our freedom to have those honest, open discussions in the future.

        I firmly believe Sarah Palin is the type of leader we need to restore Constitutional Government and personal freedom, as well as sound fiscal policy. She has the proven record of open honesty, intelligence and integrity needed. I trust her to surround herself with able and honest support. I see no one else I trust like I trust Sarah. Other ‘potential’ presidential candidates seem to be mostly interested in ‘being President’. Sarah wants to serve. There’s a HUGE difference.

        Eisenhower was planning his presidency while Allied Commander. Give me a break.

        • hope4palins

          I agree with you completely. One of the many myths about Gov. Palin is that she is "divisive" when both her actions and her words are the exact opposite. The latest example among many is this last speech of hers at CPAC: Because she is unconventional in her style, the LSM focuses on that to try to marginalize her (appearance, humor, etc.) but what I noticed was her reaching out, encouraging others to broaden the appeal of Constitutional Conservatism (what I like to call Palin Conservatism just to annoy her rivals/enemies:) ) rather than watering it down or changing it. She very specifically spoke to young Conservatives and she encouraged the inclusion of people with whom we might have some political disagreements. Last January she stated that the reason she didn’t renew with FNC was that she wanted to reach out to a broader audience and I think this speech is the beginning of that process for her.

          After watching the speech 3-4 times I remembered that she once said that she would run for POTUS if the country would accept an unconventional candidate who would run an unconventional campaign. Imho what she is beginning to do is to present herself with total honesty of presentation style. I don’t mean that she hasn’t been honest in her style in the past, just that she is stylistically deliberately moving farther away from "what people expect", blah-blah-blah: She could have walked out in some PC dress that the "Country club" set would approve of, "adjusted" her wonderful sense of humor etc. but instead I think stylistically she was saying in effect "This is who I am. If you like it fine, if you don’t, that’s ok too because at least I’m honest about who I am: ‘What you see is what you get’. Either way I’m still going to continue to advance the Cause of Common Sense Constitutional Conservatism and I’m going to do it my way, so deal with it". I believe that she has no personal ambition to be POTUS, but she would be willing to sacrifice herself to the job if she thought it necessary i.e. there was no one else who was going to do what she felt needed to be done at that time. Every politician I’ve ever followed has wanted the job, even Reagan, and they planned for it for years, usually a decade or so. Even Rush has said that he believes that you have to really really want the job to be able to run for it. I disagree. I don’t think Gov. Palin is wired that way, she’s more like Washington in that regard and I would rather have politicians like her who view a political job as a service to be done and then return to private life.

          I think I understand what you mean now by "draft" in the sense of strong supporters. Goldwater, Nixon and Reagan all had people of great wealth/influence who believed in them and helped them. Nothing wrong with that, they were people who had the means and desire to help someone they believed in. I wish that Mrs. Palin had such a group but I haven’t seen any evidence of it, and it’s no secret that she dislikes fundraisers for herself about as much as she dislikes political consultants. To us all of this is further evidence of her strength and character. It is also one of the biggest challenges she would face as a candidate and I have no idea how that is overcome. Personally I’m proud of the fact that she never met with a lobbyist while she was Governor, that she rose in politics totally based on her talent, ability and desire to serve the public, and that it is such a part of who she is that there is no way she would ever compromise on those subjects just to win an office. I hope that at some point in her career those obstacles are overcome and we can elect her because I think she would be an iconic President with the honest humility of Washington and Lincoln combined with the blunt, earthy, plain spoken honesty of Jackson and Truman, and the stellar character of Reagan. I believe that the only person in our history who has combined all of those qualities is Gov. Palin and it is that unique combination of qualities which would make her an icon like them but in in her own right: Future generations would measure their candidates by her qualities as President and that would serve to lift our society and culture farther towards what it was designed to be.

          She is quintessentially American, a success story of rising without any outside help to become one of the most influential voices in American politics without holding a title. All of her rivals/enemies have backers and titles; she continues to be the North Star of our political philosophy with neither. She is the most fascinating and the most talented public figure I’ve ever seen and with all due respect to the enormous talent and influence of President Reagan, one of the Great Presidents and also an icon, politicians of her level of raw talent combined with the character of Reagan, Lincoln and Washington come along maybe once in a century.

          She said in her CPAC speech that Lady Thatcher is one of her idols. Personally I see her as the American version of Winston Churchill: Tough as nails, eloquent, full of blunt common sense, strategically and tactically brilliant, and absolutely fearless. I just hope that our electorate can mature enough in the near future to appreciate what a true American Treasure she is.

          • hrandym

            I’m spellbound! You did a laudatory, magnificent work in this piece, putting together the foundational parts of this puzzle. Thank you. Now, how do we bring it about? We know we have the vital instrument in Sarah, now it is necessary to somehow get the right people to read and recognize basically what you have said, get them juiced and to act. I’m thinking as hard as I can and will continue to do so by the encouragement in this piece. I can’t thank you enough for so adroitly presenting such vital insight into Sarah as opposed to the aggregate of so-called ‘potential candidates’. Frankly, I’m getting pretty sick of most of them, constantly posturing to ‘present’ themselves as the next ‘savior’. Thank you again. You did a magnificent job of clarifying my thoughts, and that is no easy task.

            • hope4palins

              I’m overwhelmed. Writing is hard work for me (that post took two hours to do this morning) and I had no idea it would have that effect. I love this site because I can "vent" positively without having to deal with the haters. I’m not wired to be a debater so I avoid them as much as I can. Posts like yours trigger thoughts in me that I feel compelled to share for whatever they might be worth. I am so humbled by your compliments, thank you.

              I don’t really have an answer as to how it can be brought about. So much depends upon Mrs. Palin’s inner compass which seems to be nearly infallible so far. One thing that made a huge positive difference for me was that some time ago I managed to get hold of a PDF file from this site titled "Governor Sarah Palin’s Executive Accomplishments". Regrettably it isn’t signed and I don’t remember who put it together, nor do I know how to post it here (or even if it would be ethical to since I can’t credit the author). This article is 12 PDF pages of the accomplishments of her Administration. I was already fascinated by her because of her obvious intelligence and inner strength, but this showed the real depth to her talents and execution of her office. As I said, I found it on this site but that was a long time ago. Whoever the author was they were kind enough to let people download it in PDF form.

              Again thank you for your compliments. I’m deeply touched and honored by what you wrote.

            • hope4palins

              I think I may have found that posting I was talking about. One of those little popup windows on the lower right corner brought it up and it was posted on this site on 6/30/12. I hope that may be of some help.

  • freeperjim

    I agree with Jesse Jackson…."Stay out da bushes!"

    • alien4palin

      Finding something to agree with Jesse Jackson is definitely a rare novelty….LOL

    • bucky321

      or " i would like to cut his nuts off"

  • cuttingboardblues

    I hear she got a 100 share in the Nielsens down in Nashville…LOLOLOL that was every Palinista’s dream…..

    • indemind

      Good One

  • myfairlady

    Wow! Palin just smoked everyone else in viewers, and Perry at (90,000) beat out Rubio, Rand and Dr. Carson. No wonder the establishment and Fox are so nervous–they look at numbers. These people are stroking out!

    • blueniner

      Oh but but, Hanutty said Dr, Carson brought the house down….huh?
      I watched Carson he did nothing of the kind.

      • alien4palin

        I listened to him for 2 micro seconds and switched off.

        Dr. Carson is repeating almost verbatim what Sarah had been saying for years. Why waste my time listening to the GOPe token for their party renaissance when I can listen to the real and original, one and only Sarah Palin of the Great State of Alaska.

      • n4cerinc

        To this day I have never heard the man. Seriously. I have seen news stories about him but I am not impressed. I see his positions on the 2nd amendment and healthcare. He is a moderate.

  • happymullah

    What can I say…but


  • Guest

    Dontcha just love it!!

    Go Sarah……………………….

  • happymullah

    Having watched THE SPEECH again I realized that her power of public speaking is her deterrent against the GOP Establishment should a showdown with them occur. This is her neutron bomb, her nuclear option.

    Imagine her touring towns and cities across the land and speaking TRUTH.


    • ProudAmerican247

      Ya got that right, happy.
      Fire up the Bus and take it to the people.

    • lanahi

      Sarah Palin is a powerful being of light and there is no evil that will defeat her, no matter how hard they try. She is on this earth now to play a major role, and she will succeed, whatever that role turns out to be.

  • blueniner

    Whats funny about these numbers is, two of these people mentioned were reknown and ran for President and didnt even make a dent.

  • Freempg

    Here’s the link if anyone wants to go over and add to the numbers. Ted Cruz’s intro is included:

    • 56Survivor

      It seems the view count is stuck on 187,775. It has been there for hours and hours. Very curious.

  • Lynda

    Stacy, that a poll I can beleive in…I stand with Sarah

  • dmac8889

    The Muskogeepolitico Poll continues into the Final Four. The poll started with the 32 favorites to win the 2016 POTUS Republic Nomination. It is down to four. In the Elite Eight Sarah was trailing Bachman who had received large numbers in the previous rounds and appeared to be ready to defeat Sarah. I posted the poll on Team Sarah and C4P. Sarah came back in the last two days to defeat Bachmann easily. You have until Monday to vote.

    At the moment Sarah trails Santorum. If you want Sarah to win this poll we have to vote for her. You get only one vote per round. So we need as many people as possible to vote. Sarah can win, but it will be close. Below is the poll site:

    • Christopher H Fromme

      Done– funny Huck is beating Paul

    • senator20526

      Sarah is losing 58-42

    • 56Survivor

      Done. Sarah is at 44 and Santorum is at 56 right now. Come on people…VOTE!

      • bucky321

        we did and it has turned around big time

      • suedixon


    • P H

      I just tweeted it, but I don’t have many…Right now it’s 51-49 Santorum, so she’s picked up a little ground…:)

      • jester2939

        Now it’s 52 – 48 with Sarah ahead!

    • alien4palin


    • ProudAmerican247

      It’s the other way around now…

  • opditch

    Why did you leave Dr. Carson off your list? 77,718. That is pretty hefty too, more than Rubio.

    • alien4palin

      I reckon it is probably good reason to leave him off the list as he is only regurgitating what Sarah Palin been saying for the past 5 years. We got the original and do not need a verbal clone.

      He is to the the Republican establishment as Obama is to the Democrats

      • opditch

        Alien, what planet are you from?

        • alien4palin

          No clue what planet I came from before but I came into existence and found myself on Planet Earth.

    • StacyDrake

      I just took a quick sample this morning of people off of the top of my head that the media has pushed for higher office, both past and present. My intention wasn’t to diminish the other speakers (minus Tucker, of course) but to attack the LSM "irrelevant" meme, given the fact that that same media puts so much stock into who they consider "relevant" by who they push for higher office. Dr. Carson is relatively new to the scene so it didn’t add to the point I was making by putting his numbers in this post. He did give a good speech though. I was there and enjoyed listening to him.

  • dmac8889

    I just copied your numbers and for those of you that go on Internet article sites to comment in defense of Sarah, you are guaranteed to see these numbers again. In fact often.

  • ImaLindatoo

    What does Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala do?

    • alien4palin

      Verbal Rubbish Generators???

    • c4pfan

      BE Jerks!

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