Skip to comments.Palin: Gingrich won the debate
Posted on 10/19/2011 5:04:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
While candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Perry battled it out in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate, Sarah Palin said she thought Newt Gingrich took home the winner's belt.
"Everybody could learn from Newt Gingrich and the way - his calm, cool, collected manner," Palin said Tuesday in an interview on Fox News. "He's kind of seen it all before in this political game, if you will."
Palin said the former House Speaker, often described as the most professor-like among the pool of candidates, would "clobber Barack Obama in any debate, any forum that had to do with substance."
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Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.
I agree but his baggage is just too great,
She also said that she doesn’t think Newt will get the nomination.....so she’s not endorsing him but acknoweldging that he does well in the debates
See post #4
Amen to that Sarah.
Newt got dunked.
I mean, think about it. This could be endless. We could have Megan McCain getting on here saying who she thought won. Who Duncan Hunter thought won? Who Dick Cheney thought won? Who Don Rumsfeld thought won? Who Ron Reagan, Jr. thought won? It could go on and on and on and on.
Sheesh, I've got a novel idea.....let's let the American People speak in the GOP PRIMARIES (like we used to do, with "Race to the nomination delegate counts" on the screen each week on national TV) and not have the thing decided in advance by an avalanche of talking heads in an out of control, superficial, ADD-driven news cycle that last about 6 hours max.
Compared to everybody else, Newt is a genius. Would I support him? In a heartbeat, will he get the nomination? Probably not. Do I have a horse in this race? Yes, the Republican.
Oh, you're gonna get it...
speak for yourself only.
Hers is. Yours, nope.
When she starts a sentence she has no idea how it will end.
Gingrich will ALWAYS win the debate, hands down. He’s brilliant. The problem is, he does not always act on the conservative principles he espouses. He is too willing to reach across the isle for political expediency.
“Palins opinion is neither desired nor given any credence”
I desire Palin’s opinions and give them credence. She’s more than another media personality and she’s free to speak her mind. She’s gotten herself into a position of enormous power. However, to hold onto that power she must give us analyses that are insightful and helpful.
She certainly has the right to express an opinion. a hundred people less qualified than her express political opinions every day on the various news channels.
All she said was that Newt was the best debater and most people think he was.
As compared to, say, yours? LOL!
LOL! Her word salads always left me wondering...
How would I love to see Newt debate Barry? ...Let me count the ways!
Palins opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.
I prefer the active voice: I appreciate Palin’s opinions and I give them plenty of credence.
I am not alone.
You have a Perry tag line so let me ask, while Palin was in Texas to help Perry get reelected when Kay Bailey Hutchinson challenged him, did anyone give her opinions credence then??
Newt would totally own Ozero in a debate!
jla is an big time PDS’er, upset that a word from Sarah can still make headlines.
Speak for yourself.
There are fewer than ten people whose opinion on political situations I personally give a damn about. In that tiny handful that I do pay attention to and give credence to is Sarah Palin.
I hope nobody is jumping to the false assumption that Palin was endorsing Newt by what she said. I would paraphrase her as simply saying, “Newt was the only adult acting person in the debate.” It was more of an admonishment of the other candidates than it was a praising of Newt.
If you're trying to impress us with the "Gingrich/baggage" terminology, you lose. 400,000 FReepers have heard it thousands of times over the last five years or so. Most all of us agree about his "baggage."
Speak for yourself, Skippy.
WSJ has a piece from former low level Heritage workers on the "mandate" history there.
It's disingenuous of Romney to paint Newt as an intellectual father of RomneyCare and ObamaCare for supporting Heritage's concepts in discussions as an alternative to HillaryCare 13 years before Romney's scheme became law.
It never went anywhere as policy, and the idea itself was rejected upon greater reflection. Romney learned nothing from this.
Neither is yours.
Dear Nikki Haley, Susan Martinez, Allen West, Tim Scott, Rand Paul, Gov. Brewer, Gov. Perry, and the others who asked, sought, received and benefited from Palin’s “opinion”....gee, you should just walked away and taken your chances with Mitt and the RNC establishment.
Perry has trouble finding words.
A debate victory for Perry is coming in last without totally embarrassing himself.
I’m not trying to impress anybody, it’s simply a truth.
However, I have watched the undisciplined, sometimes conservative, sometimes sitting on Pelosi's couch Gingrich for too many years.
IF he were to win the nomination, I would support him over President Obama with enthusiasm. But I don't think that issue will arise.
LOL. To the contrary, you're literally speaking about yourself.
I've been over Newt for a long time, but I'm beginning to think he's the guy for the job.
Otherwise we're getting Myth.
I’m always interested in hearing what she has to say.
I agree with you on this.
jla’s opinion nor his very existence is given no credence, and is barely noticed.
Its better to hold one’s silence be thought possibly a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt. By opening ya pie hole and spewing out such idiotic garbage, you have removed all doubt about how silly you really are.
What is a “jla”?
Some kind of worm?
That was gratuitous and mean.
“Jla” original comment was gratuitous and mean. When dealing with these acute cases of PDS, you need to go for the jugular. That's the only language these PDS sufferers understand.
Man, you just don't get it.
She's playing chess while everyone else is playing Super Mario Brothers.
This is all part of a GRANDER strategy that you just don't understand.
She's not only playing the media for fools, she's playing her supporters for fools as well.
Sun Tzu wrote extensively about this. Pay attention.
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