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Palin: I'd vote for Gingrich in South Carolina
The Politico ^ | January 17, 2012 | Alexander Burns

Posted on 01/17/2012 7:41:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah Palin's not quite endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, but if she were a South Carolina voter, he's the one she'd cast her ballot for this weekend.

The idea, Palin explained on Fox News, would be to keep the primary season going. Via Juana Summers, here's the case Palin made:

"I can tell you what I would do if I were a South Carolinian…If I were a South Carolinian though, and each one of these primaries and caucuses are different, Sean, I want to see this thing continue because iron sharpens iron. Steel sharpens steel. These guys are getting better in their debates. They are getting more concise. They are getting more grounded in what their beliefs are and articulating what their ideas are for getting America back on the right track and getting Americans working again. If I had to vote in South Carolina order to keep this thing going, I would vote for Newt and I would want it to continue. More debates, more vetting of candidates."

She also praised Gingrich's debate performance Monday night:(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: South Carolina; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; palin; southcarolina
Close enough for me. Will it be good enough for South Carolinians?
1 posted on 01/17/2012 7:41:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s right! We don’t need a coronation if Mitt wins S.C.

This isn’t an endorsement for Newt but a strategic one for now to keep this thing going further along

I just hate that some FReepers are going overboard with this and not understanding what’s going on


2 posted on 01/17/2012 7:45:17 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah needs to shut her mouth and let people decide for themselves.

She’s been playing a game. And it’s gotten old.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 7:45:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt/Arctic Fox 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 01/17/2012 7:46:51 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: bigheadfred

That’s my take as well. If she’s not going to come right out and endorse him, then she’s just playing too cute by half. Time for her to butt out, or put her money where her mouth is.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 7:56:56 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s smart enough to know that Newt is the only one left that can derail a disastrous Romney nomination.

Santorum has slipped back down and Perry is finished. Newt has been slowly coming back into play.

If Romney wins South Carolina we’re screwed.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 7:57:33 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Correctomundo! Panic leads to mistakes in judgment.

JC


7 posted on 01/17/2012 8:01:53 PM PST by cracker45
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some folks say to Mrs. Palin: “Shut up!”

They are not very polite!

Go Newt Go!


8 posted on 01/17/2012 8:02:59 PM PST by bvw
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To: Sudetenland

she said that she isn’t ready to endorse anyone yet but to keep the process along (in essence to block Mitt from a coronation if he wins S.C.) she would support Newt in S.C.

Im not a supporter of Newt but its wise to let this process continue instead of it going straight to Mitt, i want Newt to win or at least to keep Romney from going into the high 40’s Saturday night


9 posted on 01/17/2012 8:04:55 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s playing it cool, getting the word out without creating a distraction that would inevitably happen if she endorsed now, and put the spotlight on her rather than on Newt for these critical next days.

I was fantasizing earlier: Based on the Newt we’ve seen in the past couple of debates, I just can’t see him quietly riding into the sunset if he doesn’t get the R nomination. So (here we go..) suppose Newt just says Screw It, this is too important to just let the RNC money machine win by default, and launches his own 3rd Party run?

“Everyone” says that a 3rd part would just guarantee a 2nd term for Obama, but I’m not so sure “everyone” is willing to accept RINO Romney. So what if Newt were to Go Rogue, and add another rock-ribbed Conservative named Sarah Palin as his VP?

Yeah, I said it’s a fantasy but knowing Newts sense of history, I can’t count it out completely. If there were ever a time for a bold unconventional strategy - this is it.


10 posted on 01/17/2012 8:05:55 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bigheadfred

So, “she’s been playing a game.”

Why don’t you explain it to us who don’t understand it?


11 posted on 01/17/2012 8:13:42 PM PST by ngat
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To: Bigtigermike

I agree. We need to take our time and give the candidates more time to espouse views, not settle on one candidate right away. If we don’t we’ll get Romney. It’s as simple as that. And Newt needs time to show he won’t lurch off the deep end again, and should he win the nomination, go over the cliff again, handing the election to Obama. One never knows with him, and that is the dilemma. Who wants to see what has taken place since Iowa to continue? This is truly disgusting. It’s beneath us all, as conservatives, to clean house with one another, making bad blood, then assume we can all just join hands and go forward. There were a lot of vicious lies and innuendos racing around. The left was loving it. We don’t need to be their entertainment. Even the rhetoric on freerepublic has become disgusting and incendiary over much of this.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 8:19:04 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: bigbob

I’ve been thinking the same thing myself. That if Romney is crowned, Newt needs to go 3rd Party.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 8:21:33 PM PST by BagCamAddict (Unless you want Romney/Obama, we need to coalesce around Gingrich. NOW.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This isn’t an endorsement, it’s a strategery.

To say this is an endorsement would be like saying Rush endorsed Hillary because he came up with the strategery of Operation Chaos.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 8:22:50 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: ngat; Sudetenland; 2ndDivisionVet
Why don’t you explain it to us who don’t understand it?

Why don't you dial her up instead?

She was handed a big stick.

IMO, all she did was stir the sh!+pot.

15 posted on 01/17/2012 8:24:05 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

You just stated your opinion. Does that mean that you are not letting people think for themselves?

If you want Sarah to shut up, just say so.

But the stating of an opinion is not “telling people what to decide.”


16 posted on 01/17/2012 8:24:36 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Sudetenland

What’s wrong with what she said, that continued competition makes everybody stronger?


17 posted on 01/17/2012 8:24:53 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Shery

I’m not even a Newt supporter but I understand exactly what Sarah is saying and trying to do....


18 posted on 01/17/2012 8:25:10 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I think the idea here is that, since it appears that Romney is going to win the nomination (just sayin’), then at least:

(1) make him work really hard to earn it, and —

(2) make him go on the record again and again with what he says he will do if elected President (such as repeal Obamacare), and —

(3)make clear to him in no uncertain terms that his election (should it occur) is a business decision, not a lovefest, and he better well realize how very accountable to conservatives he is going to be if he makes it to the White House.

That is all.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 8:29:24 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: fightinJAG
Does that mean that you are not letting people think for themselves?

Yes. That is exactly it. For a mere $1000 donation, I'll make sure you are standing there at the end wondering just where that big chunk from your butt disappeared to.

20 posted on 01/17/2012 8:32:40 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

You made a statement like you understood the game that is being played (yes, agreed, politics is a game), without saying what the “game” was.

When asked to explain yourself, you refused to, and answered the question with a question.

The conclusion that you do not understand the game is inescapable.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 8:42:11 PM PST by ngat
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To: bigbob

I would be all in for that.A hill worth dying on.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 9:08:05 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: bigheadfred
Sarah needs to shut her mouth and let people decide for themselves.

Sarah stated an opinion about what she would do. I'm not sure how you think she is preventing people from "deciding for themselves" what they would do.

23 posted on 01/17/2012 9:09:03 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: bigbob

The standing joke actually fact is that Newt should cut and carve a ‘second’ party run.

Angelo de Codavilla nailed the true nature of the makeup of powers of today.

http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

There is one party today that is the Ruling Class and they comprise Rs and Ds,

Then there is the Country Class that has no party as of yet. If Newt can pull off forming a Country Party and winning the Whitehouse, then we are all on the road to reform and recapturing our heritage, and the decentralization of power will begin.

But of course it will not go without a fight.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:19 PM PST by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s the Palin quote.

http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/01/governor-palin-if-i-were-a-south-carolinian-i-would-vote-for-newt.html


25 posted on 01/17/2012 10:22:15 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: bigheadfred

Naaaah. Your PDS derangement and constant frothing at the mouth on Sarah Palin threads got old long ago.
Meanwhile, you will explain to us, how Sarah Palin saying she’d vote for Newt if she were in South Carolina, stops anyone from making up their minds.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 4:28:32 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: bigheadfred

Sigh.

And typical.

A perfectly logical observation made on the logical absurdity and hypocrisy of your comment is greeted by mere vulgarity.

How about trying a substantive counter-argument next time if you don’t agree with a point?


27 posted on 01/18/2012 3:31:00 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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