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Does Sarah's Vote For Newt Constitute an Endorsement?
The Daily Caller ^ | 03/06/2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 03/07/2012 4:15:27 AM PST by joesbucks

Palin tells Fox News Neil Cavuto “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 won’t sound like a politician and I will tell you who I voted for tonight.”

Palin laid out her criteria in her decision.

“I considered who can best bust through the Orwellian Obama rhetoric that we heard more of today in Obama’s press conference talking about another insolvent and unconstitutional bailout that has no funds to finance — another program that he wants to kind of forced down our throat. Who can best bust these ideas of America never taking steps towards energy independence and we have the natural resources here and can do it, and who can best bust through that radical left dispensation and desire to mistreat those who are defenseless, mistreat those who perhaps have some disadvantages by making them more beholden to government? Who best can contrast themselves from that?”

Who was that? Palin said it was Gingrich, the “cheerful one.”

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So hair splitters, does her vote count as an endorsement?
1 posted on 03/07/2012 4:15:39 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: joesbucks

Hey morons, does her vote count as an endorsement? How much time do you need to figure it out?


2 posted on 03/07/2012 4:19:27 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: joesbucks
No. Her's was a private vote. She's not urging everyone else to go out and vote for the "cheerful one," which would in fact constitute an endorsement.

Lots of wishful thinking on this board these days.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 4:22:02 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: joesbucks

Yes. For one simple reason: She told us who she voted for.

It is, frankly, a genuine “stupid” question. And they are rare.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 4:22:26 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: joesbucks

I’d say so. I think the thing that has kept her from making a specific endorsement, however, is that she’s not sure whether this would help or hurt her candidate. Certainly, it will attract the scorn of the press and probably stir up their hatred all over again.

But frankly, I don’t see that her endorsement could really do any more harm at this point. The press hates Gingrich anyway, prefering to ignore him if possible, and if she really favors him as the candidate, perhaps now is the time to create a splash by coming out publicly and endorsing him.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 4:24:43 AM PST by livius
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To: cuban leaf

Funny. Person above you says no. Must not be such a stupid question.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 4:25:18 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: presently no screen name

“I voted for Newt”.

“I endorse Newt”.

Ok, geniuses, let the nitpicking begin...


7 posted on 03/07/2012 4:27:44 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: joesbucks
Moot—Mitt won Alaska—now if she and other Newt people had voted for Rick, Mitt would have lost.

But that's OK, Rick will win on his own so vote for the candidate of your choice.

8 posted on 03/07/2012 4:33:20 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Better add another wing to The White House cause the Santorum clan is coming.")
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To: Timber Rattler

LOL!!

I see your ‘thinking’ can only go so far - liberalism is a mental disease.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 4:40:03 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: joesbucks

I am also going to vote for Newt even if I have to write it in in the fall. He’s the only one who can take on the media. Just watch Romney or Santorum. They both look weak. After listening to Romney’s speech last night, I came away with the same thought...he looked very tired and it just came across as FAKE! The press picks who runs and the Est Repubs go along with it because they are AFRAID of the press. NEWT is NOT AFRAID of the press! Unfortunately, the press purposely ignores him because they also know they can’t run over him!


10 posted on 03/07/2012 4:42:21 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: txrangerette

I’m waiting for the question to be asked. My money is on “I never said I endorsed”.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 4:43:07 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: joesbucks

There is a big difference between a formal endorsement and saying you voted for someone.

One won’t be held against you later, the other could be dragged out and held against you.

Many people this time are shying away from endorsements for good reason.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 4:44:00 AM PST by dforest
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To: txrangerette

You can’t make this stuff up!!

Was ‘IS’, the morons say ‘IS NOT’ on nothing more than they can’t think themselves out of a bag - can’t see what is right in front of them. That’s scary!


13 posted on 03/07/2012 4:44:53 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: dforest
big difference between a formal endorsement and saying you voted for someone.

The difference is you don't vote. That IS an option, genius. I would never pull a lever for Rick or Mitt - it ain't happening.

GO NEWT!!

14 posted on 03/07/2012 4:50:35 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: joesbucks

Sarah is the one splitting hairs. If she endorses a loser, her ‘kingmaker’ mystique is gone.

I think that’s why she’s been so quiet.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 4:51:40 AM PST by Domalais
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To: presently no screen name

You are too nasty to make any sense. Go away and take your bad attitude with you.

Obviously it does nothing to help Newt in any way at all.

Every post you make is without reason and always an insult to someomne else.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 4:53:28 AM PST by dforest
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To: Cricket24

exactly.

FOX and the establishment went all out to destroy him , even now FOX is not putting his win on their banner at the bottom of their page.

The establishment are petrified of him, the left came out to destroy him.

Seems everytime when one is not with the establishment they seem to be attacked.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 4:53:54 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Happy Rain

IF ifs and buts were cherries and nuts... Christmas would come every day.

LLS


18 posted on 03/07/2012 4:54:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: presently no screen name

I cannot understand people I guess. I see clearly that Newt is the smartest one of the bunch, and that he is the only one that will not be owned and operated by the Republican RINO’s. Can’t understand why everyone cannot see it.

No way will Romney do away with Obamacare and no way can Rick Santorum gather enough political juice to do away with it either.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 4:55:06 AM PST by Venturer
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To: presently no screen name

agreed


20 posted on 03/07/2012 4:55:20 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: joesbucks

AbsoNEWTly!

Current delegate count:

Newt=103 delegates. Santo=158. Too close 4 either one 2 drop out. Romney = 396.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 4:55:58 AM PST by lahargis (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: dforest

And you are too dumb to make any sense.

You can’t take the heat, leave ‘easily little offended one’.
FR isn’t for the ‘feelings’ crowd.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 4:58:11 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Timber Rattler

lol - you’re stretching it there. You don’t think she wants ANYONE to vote for the person she’s voting for. lol Lots of “wishing she didn’t say that” going on on the board these days.

Santo is such a weak speaker that Obama will wipe the floor with him.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 4:58:28 AM PST by lahargis (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: joesbucks

Endorsement. She just cannot say it because of her contract with Fox.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 4:59:17 AM PST by lahargis (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: presently no screen name

Well dear, you can bet nobody could ever accuse you of being nice. That should make you proud.

Wear it as a badge of dishonor.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 5:01:44 AM PST by dforest
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To: joesbucks

No. It’s a stupid question.

And there are stupid answers.

Even if you vote for someone and say you held your nose, simply admitting that means you want that person to win, relative to the other candidates.

That is an endorsement. That is saying, “I want this person to win”.

Now, if you want to argue “degree” of endorsement, that is another matter.

Voting for a person and saying you did is an endorsement. The only exception is if you qualify it and say that, though you voted for them, you don’t want them to win. Protest votes would be an example.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 5:02:13 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: joesbucks

She is very cunning. I expect that she waited until super tuesday was a done deal (voting) so Rick Santorum could shave as many votes as possible for Romney. It is either to keep Newt in ( he will do well in the south) or maybe to have a brokered convention. She seems to like the idea of a brokered convention.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 5:02:13 AM PST by marstegreg
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To: presently no screen name

Well dear, you can bet nobody could ever accuse you of being nice. That should make you proud.

Wear it as a badge of dishonor.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 5:03:36 AM PST by dforest
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To: Domalais
I think that’s why she’s been so quiet.

Your thinking ISN'T the way Sarah thinks.

She knows the frauds Rick and Mitt are - and it's not a mystery - only to those to who are easily deceived.

NEWT IS THE MAN for the job, hands down.

29 posted on 03/07/2012 5:05:12 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Timber Rattler

—Her’s was a private vote. —

No it wasn’t. Once she said who she voted for it became a public vote and a form of endorsement. Maybe not an endorsement speech at a rally, but an endorsement nonetheless.

And that is why she said who she voted for. If she had remained silent about who she voted for, it would have been a private vote and there would have been no endorsement implied.

This is quite black and white, and it all rests on whether she made her vote public or not. i.e. Private vote = not an endorsement. Telling people who you voted for (with no other clarification) = endorsement of the person you voted for.

And Sarah would be an idiot if she thought telling people who she voted for would not influence anyone. I’ve talked with her at length. She is no idiot.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 5:06:03 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: lahargis

Maybe it is time for a secession to a 3rd party. The minority elitist candidate will do the same BS in 4 years, dividing the conservative vote. That is if we can survive the next 4 years as a semi-free nation.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 5:06:25 AM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: joesbucks
I don't know how much clearer she can make it. Those who don't want to hear won't.
32 posted on 03/07/2012 5:10:04 AM PST by McGruff (Sarah Palin: I voted for Newt.)
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To: manc
The gop/e HATED Reagan... they hated Goldwater and they hate all conservatives... but they love our money and demand our votes. I despise the gop/e as much as I do the “rat bastard commie club”.

LLS

33 posted on 03/07/2012 5:12:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: dforest
Being nice to enemies of America? It will NEVER happen.

And I WEAR my Patriotic label proudly for those who gave their lives for America and our forefathers and AMERICA.

GO NEWT!! American's answer for such a time as this - with his pen in hand!

34 posted on 03/07/2012 5:12:10 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I disagree. If that is the way she thinks, then she would be an idiot for not pushing for Newt earlier.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 5:15:10 AM PST by Domalais
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To: Domalais

You just don’t get it, or more than likely, don’t want to get it.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 5:17:23 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Venturer
Here is how I see it. 99% of FReepers rightfully despise romney. Some are not as experienced, old or as wise when it comes to the gop/e and the dnc controlling all of our elections. They manipulate and stack the deck... it does not always work... Reagan for example... but some will vote for mitt without realizing that he is just the One World Order president... white man version.

Rick and Newt are both extremely flawed... both have progressivism in their past that cannot be spun away or explained as anything other than big government liberalism. Some find that Rick's social conservatism and faith offset his progressive traits... others see Newt's fire in the belly, willingness to fight bare knuckles and his fiscal and Constitutional expertise as mitigating his progressive past.

All that I know and swear on my sacred honor is that I will NEVER vote for romney under any circumstances. I have gone along to get along for many decades and I am done. Either we take this party over and purge it of the disease that rots it from within... or I have two parties to defeat going forward. I am finished with business as usual... in any facet of government.

REELECT NO ONE!

LLS

37 posted on 03/07/2012 5:21:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

same here.

The GOP/RNC establishment are as bad as the left to me.

I’ve had it with them forcing their candidates on us, wanting our money, and then never fighting the left like they fight the base.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 5:22:45 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: joesbucks

it depends on what the meaning of “voted for Newt” is.


39 posted on 03/07/2012 5:27:00 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: cuban leaf
Again, as someone pointed out, she's cunning and likes to have outs. I certainly have no power, but she needs pinned down.

And it could have been a protest vote against Mitt.

40 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:29 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: Venturer
Can’t understand why everyone cannot see it.

I believe those are the ones that the media does their thinking for them.

Rick's record is disastrous. What is he standing on now - his social issues - he campaigned and voted for the exact opposite in '08 - a pro abortion and a not for traditional marriage pro homo candidate. Whatever sells at the time to bring him gain - it's all about him - not any issue and certainly not for America.

He's a liar, a con man, a flip flopper like the one he supports, Mitt. His voters just don't get it - the dumbing down of America is real.

41 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:39 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Yeah Baby!!!

Let’s put this into perspective.... mcromney is a white fubo with an r after his name..

Santorum is a big government establishment pub, and would be the bushes 4th term...

I do not want another fubo, nor do I want a bush 4th term.

I want the meanest sob on the block, a hatched man that is not afraid of the communists or the “compassionate” conservatives...


42 posted on 03/07/2012 5:29:47 AM PST by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: joesbucks
"Todd At The TOP!" - 2012

Come On FReepers & Other Conservatives -

If you REALLY WANT TO STOP Myth-Rom - Let's make a deal NOW - In the Primary:

* Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee *

Gingrich and Santorum are killing each other. - by xzins (Since 1998)

Rick and Newt need to get together and cream Romney. - by Linda Frances

The FR Golden Gate Plan! => Post 55 "GOP Brokered Primary Now!" thread

Quinn: “If you want to know what the democrats are up to, look at what they are accusing the Republicans of.”

- Quinn & Rose - warroom.com

43 posted on 03/07/2012 5:30:16 AM PST by Golden Gate
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To: joe fonebone

WELL SAID!


44 posted on 03/07/2012 5:32:10 AM PST by bonfire
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To: joe fonebone

Amen!! A man who will FIGHT the enemy - not play PC nice.

GO NEWT!


45 posted on 03/07/2012 5:33:25 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: joesbucks

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...


46 posted on 03/07/2012 5:35:35 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Cricket24

Romney

he looked very tired and it just came across as FAKE!
_________________________________________________

When hes not tired hes studiously FAKE


47 posted on 03/07/2012 5:36:34 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I can find no fault with your reasoning, however I will vote for anyone except Obama.

I believe we are stuck with Romney which means we are stuck with Obamacare. I don’t think even Romney knows what he is getting himself into. Romney just wants the title.


48 posted on 03/07/2012 5:53:32 AM PST by Venturer
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To: joesbucks

—And it could have been a protest vote against Mitt.—

But she didn’t say it was.

That is one of the reasons it is an endorsement. She is saying, that as far as she is concerned, the best of our current choices is Newt. And she knows that will cause a lot of folks to vote for Newt.

That, by definition, is an endorsement.


49 posted on 03/07/2012 6:00:52 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: manc

This is their last chance... they are nothing without the right wing base.

LLS


50 posted on 03/07/2012 6:14:10 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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