Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Considers Sarah Palin as Vice President
Posted on 12/30/2011 11:28:28 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
This week at a tele-town hall hosted by Ralph Reeds Faith and Freedom Coalition, a caller asked Newt Gingrich if he would consider choosing former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate.
Gingrich responded by saying that Palin is certainly one of the people you would look at and told the caller that he is a great admirer of hers.
"She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, shes somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities."
"There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I cant imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider."
I predicted she will be Newt’s Sec of Energy.
Sarah wouldn’t take it. I’d love the ticket! But she’s too busy being left alone by the media and making money.
Like I said in my other post the more I hear from Newt, the more I understand him and the more I like him. This Tea Party person supports Newt. GO NEWT!
Touch of Death
Me, too. Until Newt dissolves the department!
If she wants veep again, then ENDORSE NEWT NOW, gal!
If Gingrich can somehow convince Palin to say now ahead of time that should would accept, Gingrich will run away with this race, and they’ll be elected.
Governor Palin please shake this race up, and say you’d be honored to accept that nomination.
For all of us out here who have wanted you to run. For Gingrich, who’s being slimed.
Most of all, for our beloved America.
Please think about it. This would qualify as an unconventional move.
I think you are right. No VP. Energy Secretary... Think Newt will push ANWR, and Sarah P will be a good one to help implement since she is from there.
Is Sarah to be the bridesmaid yet again?
Don’t think she will settle for this “honor” twice, unless Newt releases her to campaign freely in her own inimitable style.
In which instance, she becomes Sarah Barracuda all over again. And that usually results in blood on the floor.
I imagine a lot of the commie freeloaders in Willow, Alaska would love to see it. Many of them made some big bucks and even achieved celebrity status during the 2008 campaign.
Whoops! That’s Wasilla isn’t it. Willow never made the big time after they decided to keep the capitol in Juneau. LOL!
Oh geez. My hope-level just went up a little bit.
Lordy, I can see it now, The blue lipped bobble head and Hillary VS. Newt and Palin.
I’d like to see her as our new Secretary of Repeals.
Having Palin on Newt’s VP ticket would admittedly mitigate some of the queasiness I frankly get from the idea of Gingrich as nominee (and no, I’m not really trying to ‘slam’ Gingrich here; but I am pretty uncomfortable with him for a number of reasons).
Palin will endorse Gingrich...
I think she would accept Sec. of Energy, because she could so a lot of great work in a sector she has enthusiasm about.
Sarah is back to her roots...communications and journalism. It’s what she is. She likes to be dominant and answerable to no one. That’s her weak spot.
I wish she would take the Energy post, rescind all of the drastic regulations then propose to dissolve the department.
She wouldn’t take it. And if she is smart, she will stay as far away from Newt as possible. HE — is the touch of death. Sarah stayed out of this election for a reason. She COULD have run for the Presidential nomination. She doesn’t need to take a run at number two again.
Uh, we already tried that. Sarah would make a decent Secretary of Interior, as limg as she eliminates 80% of its personnel and budget.
I predict Gov Martinez of NM will be his running mate.
There’s no evidence Palin has a drive to be president.
It’s been shown, she’d be willing to be VP.
I see no reason she would not run with Gingrich. I can see LOTS of upside for both of them.
And for us.
Americans. FReepers. Tea partiers.
Total win on this idea. I hope it’s true.
Please Sarah—We need you!
If you don’t run as President—run as someone’s VP
If not that—Run for Senate
If Not that—run for Congress
We need you in Washington!
Yes we already tried it, and she almost single-handedly rescued McCains horrible campaign.
Let’s try that again. Absolutely.
The Department of Energy oversees nuclear power. I think you mean Interior.
No thanks. The VP pick won’t be Palin.
Will Sarah insist this time that Bambi gets vetted or will she stay silent like she did the first time?
How can she run for public office four years later when she still does not know who her boss’ opponent is?
Oh well then, it’s settled.
Gingrich would likely let her go after Obama where McCain muzzled her.
Let me get this straight.
The entire GOP has remained meek and run active interference along with all the media and the entire chattering classes of America and the rest of the world, and you’re blaming Palin who isn’t even in a position to do anything about it, for not vetting Obama?
Did I understand that correctly?
“One of the people he would look at”—translation, he wants her supporters’ votes for the primaries.
Oh, I think Palin likes both governing and campaigning, and the whole ‘serving the people’ element. But she does have an almost manic aversion to the innate sleaze/corruption in politics in which one becomes ‘beholden’ to others, from Party machines to corporate interests to lobbyists to the whole ‘professional political class.’
also, our nuclear weapons
“The Order defines and affirms the authorities and responsibilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for the management of the Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Complex and emphasizes that the management of the United States nuclear weapons stockpile is the DOE’s highest priority for the NNSA and the DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex. Cancels DOE O 5600.1.”
Perry changes his stance on abortion and it’s a “cynical ploy” but Newt starts talking about a Palin VP slot (which she has already said she’s not interested) and some just lap it up.
It’s a cynical ploy and only convinces me more that Newt is untrustworthy. He’s embracing the Tea Party just long enough to get your vote and then he’ll dump us for his Washington cronies. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Imagine that? It would be even funnier if he were to put Ron Paul as the Sectetary of the Treasury to undo all the damage Tiny Tim Geithner has inflicted on the deficit. (But we know that Run Paul would probably decline.)
I don’t think she would accept, and I don’t think Newt should make the offer.
Sec. of Energy after the election , perhaps not a bad idea. But VP and a run for the job? No.
She doesn’t need to start all of that harrassment again.
They will come after her like a welfare recipient after free cheese.
I predict your prediction has much merit.
WOW! What a ticket Gingrich/Palin vs. Obama/Clinton
I like Sarah, but Newt would ne ruined in the general election. Imho.
Not ever Palin could get me to vote for this ticket. Was fooled in 2008. Never again.
Nuclear energy is their regulatory sphere. They wouldn’t have anything to do with opening up ANWR.
That would be my take also. America would be independent of foreign oil and gas in just a year.
Newt - Palin 2012
Didn’t say they did!
All I was saying that DOE does sponsor and involve itself with energy technology other then nuclear energy.
Why do you think Newt Gingrich is the touch of death?
On the eve of Iowa - with all the “draft Palin” media efforts cresting - referencing her in this way could bring him some last minute support. Kind of a PR hijack, and probably not the effect Palin supporters had hoped for.
I was responding to a guy that said if Palin was Energy Secretary she could open up ANWR. Given her experience with non-nuclear energy, drilling rights and so forth, Interior would be her most effective post, but only if it trims the fat.
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