Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt (Video)
Posted on 03/06/2012 8:37:54 PM PST by Rufus2007
Although she almost endorsed him in an earlier appearance on Fox, Fox News contributor and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin revealed that she voted for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the Alaska Republican presidential primary.
During Fox Business Networks special coverage of Super Tuesday, Palin was asked by host Neil Cavuto who she voted for, and Palin explained why she wasnt going to dodge his question. (RELATED: More on Sarah Palin)
I knew you were going to ask me that, and I am just the poorest politician-sounding pundit, Palin said. It is tough for me to spin out of a question like that when it comes from a Fox reporter. If it comes from another reporter, I can spin out of it. Since it came from you, I will tell you, I wont sound like a politician and I will tell you who I voted for tonight.
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I am disappointed but she did endorse McCain for Senate
Smart move, Sarah.
“Dance with the one who brung you”.
Palin supported McCain out of loyalty.
Now that chit has been repaid. In full.
And it’s getting a bit tired as a talking point, frankly.
Sweet!!!!..it’s official now! Palin for Newt!
Go Newt Go!
Outstanding. God bless her!
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
How can you be disappointed? Newt’s got the best conservative credentials of the four candidates left.
In an alternate reality things would be different. Sarah fought long and hard, and is still taking it to the enemy.
She is still my hero; we have to do what we must from here on out to protect the Republic.
Strengthen the things that remain!
hope I'm wrong but she does not appear like a strong leader as she did at one time...
Hang in there folks...Mr. Newt is surging, even if he did not pull out more wins tonight! There is still time and a great many more states to vote! Trust me, I will back anyone over Obama, but I do not think either Romney or Santorum can beat Obama.
GO MR. NEWT! EAGLES UP!
I questioned her judgment previously, and I secretly wondered if maybe the reason she refused to come out in support of a candidate is because she was listening to the whispers in her ear that she could win the nomination without a fight. This proves her real motivations are to remain a powerful influence on whoever wins the nomination. She doesn’t want to burn any bridges, and maybe putting her husband out there was her way of sending a signal of her “preference” without doing something that is irreparable. Maybe she even believes that endorsing someone would damage the person being endorsed. I do not comprehend this way of thinking, but look at Arpaio who generally said the same thing in warning the candidates in advance.
That said, I still dislike it. I think part of being a leader is picking fights and making enemies, as you are fighting for a goal and people will oppose you from reaching that goal. You fight, you burn out, or you come out on top. Whatever the case, it’s better than being a spectator and fading away into obscurity. She has done a lot of fighting, but I do not comprehend her reluctance to fight amongst Republicans too. The Republican party needs to be destroyed and replaced with something made in our image, after our likeness. And I’m tired of dying for Republican sins.
From this interview, it appears she had no intention to publicly endorse Newt, but chose to do it when asked an honest question from an honest Cavuto. She hedged her bets at the end, saying she would stand behind whoever the nominee is going to be, which revealed the motivations I detailed above.
Newt is the only candidate brave enough to defend Palin when none of the other candidates will. I guess this is payback
Yes, GO NEWT - ALL THE WAY to the FINISH LINE!!
Rab loveth this lady and her spunk, commitment, and scratch common sense.
How rab. can but wonder could anyone hope that the Romnicrat (wacked by McCain last time) could prevail against the 0 (sitting Power) that cleaned McCain’s clock, when the grov was but a Chicago pimp.
Go Newton Leroy Gingrich, thanks SP.
Raben a Chicago pimp
Thank you, Governor! You made the right choice.
I’ve comitted, too, if he makes it to Pa. in April. I want experience, a proven record and statesmanship and fresh ideas. He has a plan, it has details, not slogans. He is the smartest guy in the room. He woud eviscerate 0bama in any head t hdead debate. The sickening reality though still seems to be...he tht has the most money is deemed the winner. It makes me sick. But the reality is, unless a miracle occurs, i don’t htink he’ll be able to overcome the establishment money machine. It makes me sick. After the primaries, I re-register as a independent. The Republican party does not represent me..not in its current form, anyway. Go Newt!!!
Following her husbands lead...You rock, Todd!
Makes sense. Newt is leading on the energy issue, one of her signature issues. Like Palin, Newt makes the connection between energy independence and national security. Plus, he is the strongest advocate of the 4 GOP candidates for opening up Alaska for drilling and mining, something she has fought long and strong for.
Gingrich/Palin 2012!!! (it’s a little past my bedtime)
People have known for awhile that Palin has unofficially endorsed Newt, but that hasn’t helped Newt much. It seems her endorsement power has waned.
Newt came in last in Alaska.
Could be she has held off on a formal endorsement because she plans to run someday and doesn’t want any more official endorsements slapped in her face later on.
Rick and Newt need to get together and cream Romney. - by Linda Frances
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