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Palin: Gingrich won the debate
CNN ^ | 2011-10-19 | Ashley Killough

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012gopprimary; brilliant; bulldog; cain; churchill; gingrich; hermancain; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; palin; rickperry; sarahpalin; winstonchurchill
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1 posted on 10/19/2011 5:04:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.


2 posted on 10/19/2011 5:09:47 PM PDT by jla (Who says Perry's a conservative? - Rush, Inhofe, Levin & Sowell do.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I agree but his baggage is just too great,


3 posted on 10/19/2011 5:09:56 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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


4 posted on 10/19/2011 5:10:46 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Mmogamer

See post #4


5 posted on 10/19/2011 5:11:25 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: rabscuttle385

Amen to that Sarah.


6 posted on 10/19/2011 5:13:54 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: rabscuttle385
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7 posted on 10/19/2011 5:19:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: rabscuttle385
??? Mitt got Newt to agree that Romneycare was based on an idea from Newt and the Heritage Foundation. Newt at first denied it, then agreed Mitt was right.

Newt got dunked.

8 posted on 10/19/2011 5:20:37 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: rabscuttle385
I would say that in all objectivity, yes, Gingrich won that on strict, traditional debating points, and my man, Herman Cain, came in a strong second. However, Sarah Gov. Palin is now a private citizen and her opinion should neither be giving preeminent consideration nor be ignored.

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.

9 posted on 10/19/2011 5:23:01 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Herman Cain will be the nominee of the GOP! The momentum is unmistakeable. The Dems/RINOs hate it.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


10 posted on 10/19/2011 5:24:47 PM PDT by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: jla

Oh, you're gonna get it...

11 posted on 10/19/2011 5:25:23 PM PDT by stormer
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To: jla
That's your opinion. I give her opinion credence as does many on fr. Unlike some, I don't hold a grudge and act like a spoiled child because she decided not to run. That decision does not reduce her right to give her opinion on matters of the day. If you choose not to listen that's OK but don't assume we all feel that way...
12 posted on 10/19/2011 5:27:35 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: jla

speak for yourself only.


13 posted on 10/19/2011 5:32:21 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: jla

Hers is. Yours, nope.


14 posted on 10/19/2011 5:33:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (Chief Druid of Trollhenge: Cult of Palin)
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To: jla

When she starts a sentence she has no idea how it will end.


15 posted on 10/19/2011 5:36:23 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


16 posted on 10/19/2011 5:39:37 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: rabscuttle385

“Palin’s 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.


17 posted on 10/19/2011 5:46:56 PM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Russ

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.


18 posted on 10/19/2011 5:47:32 PM PDT by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: jla
Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.

As compared to, say, yours? LOL!

19 posted on 10/19/2011 5:48:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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20 posted on 10/19/2011 5:49:48 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Lando Lincoln

LOL! Her word salads always left me wondering...


21 posted on 10/19/2011 5:50:08 PM PDT by stormer
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To: jla
Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.

Jilted?


22 posted on 10/19/2011 5:51:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: rabscuttle385

How would I love to see Newt debate Barry? ...Let me count the ways!


23 posted on 10/19/2011 5:51:31 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jla

Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.


Your use of the passive voice is rather sneaky.

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??


24 posted on 10/19/2011 5:53:56 PM PDT by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: lonestar

Newt would totally own Ozero in a debate!


25 posted on 10/19/2011 5:57:43 PM PDT by clashfan (know your rights)
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To: clashfan

jla is an big time PDS’er, upset that a word from Sarah can still make headlines.


26 posted on 10/19/2011 5:59:59 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: jla

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.


27 posted on 10/19/2011 6:02:28 PM PDT by greene66
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To: RipSawyer

ping


28 posted on 10/19/2011 6:03:20 PM PDT by RipSawyer ("IDIOCRACY" is a documentary of current conditions in America.)
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To: rabscuttle385; All

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.


29 posted on 10/19/2011 6:03:55 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Mmogamer
I agree but his baggage is just too great,

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."

30 posted on 10/19/2011 6:49:43 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Too many people are incapable of critical thinking. Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: jla
Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.

Speak for yourself, Skippy.

31 posted on 10/19/2011 6:51:54 PM PDT by gogeo
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To: muleskinner; All
It was an idea from Heritage in 1989, 17 years before RomneyCare. They later dismissed and rejected the mandate concept.

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.

32 posted on 10/19/2011 6:54:22 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: jla

Neither is yours.


33 posted on 10/19/2011 7:00:32 PM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: gogeo

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.

(sarc)


34 posted on 10/19/2011 7:01:35 PM PDT by Kolath
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To: Lando Lincoln
When she starts a sentence she has no idea how it will end.

Perry has trouble finding words.

35 posted on 10/19/2011 7:08:38 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: jla
You don't like Palin, but you support a cross between Forrest Gump, Joe Isuzu and Elmer Gantry?

A debate victory for Perry is coming in last without totally embarrassing himself.

36 posted on 10/19/2011 7:09:13 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Cobra64

I’m not trying to impress anybody, it’s simply a truth.


37 posted on 10/19/2011 7:12:25 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: rabscuttle385
If all I knew about Gingrich is what I have seen in the debates, I would not only vote for him, but I would volunteer for his campaign and give him money.

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.

38 posted on 10/19/2011 7:15:03 PM PDT by BruceS (If you refuse to support the lesser of two evils, then you are supporting the greater of two evils.)
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To: jla
Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.

LOL. To the contrary, you're literally speaking about yourself.

39 posted on 10/19/2011 7:25:49 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: rabscuttle385
If I have to hold my nose and vote for one of those monkeys on that stage last night, Gingrich is the closest to somebody who knows what he's doing.

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.

40 posted on 10/19/2011 7:41:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: jla

I’m always interested in hearing what she has to say.


42 posted on 10/19/2011 8:34:34 PM PDT by Humble Servant
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To: Russ

AMEN!


43 posted on 10/19/2011 8:44:03 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (ALWAYS WATCH THE OTHER HAND)
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To: Mmogamer

I agree with you on this.


44 posted on 10/19/2011 9:15:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jla

jla’s opinion nor his very existence is given no credence, and is barely noticed.


45 posted on 10/20/2011 5:33:25 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: jla
Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.”

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.

46 posted on 10/20/2011 6:08:54 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: BCrago66
jla’s opinion nor his very existence is given no credence, and is barely noticed.

What is a “jla”?
Some kind of worm?

47 posted on 10/20/2011 6:10:17 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: SmokingJoe; jla

That was gratuitous and mean.


48 posted on 10/20/2011 6:10:26 AM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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To: esquirette
That was gratuitous and mean.

Naaaaah.
“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.

49 posted on 10/20/2011 6:21:15 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: jla
Palin’s opinion is neither desired nor given any credence.

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.

50 posted on 10/20/2011 2:31:14 PM PDT by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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