Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker at today's Tea Party rally in Indianola, Iowa.
During her speech, she criticized President Obama on the direction that she says the country is headed, and offered up her own ideas on jobs, energy and economic stimulus.
While she spoke to the crowd, many chanted "run, Sarah! run!" Palin did not say whether she would run for the White House in 2012. She has suggested that she will make a decision about entering the GOP presidential race by the end of September.
With the President set to talk about his jobs plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, many of the Republican presidential candidates are weighing in with their jobs ideas.
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman unveiled his plan in New Hampshire this week. Among his proposals: eliminating capital gains taxes and the Alternative Minimum Tax and lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent. The plan also lowers personal income tax rates and eliminates the mortgage interest deduction and the child tax credit.
Former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer chose the Chinese Embassy in Washington as the place to release his plan for jobs. He called for what his campaign says is "an end to the practice of exporting American jobs overseas, particularly to China (and) emphasize that one key to creating jobs is to level the playing field so that U.S. small businesses can compete."
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will unveil his jobs plan this Tuesday in Nevada.That state has the nation's highest unemployment rate, at 12.9% percent in July.