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Gingrich May Have Inside Track on Palin's Endorsement
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Posted on 11/24/2011 6:53:58 AM PST by jakerobins

Almost immediately upon Sarah Palin's announcement that she would not seek the Republican nomination for president, the phone calls from almost all of the GOP candidates began pouring in. They wanted her endorsement.

While Palin has characteristically kept her cards close to her chest, advisers suggest that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is likely to endorse before someone emerges as the inevitable nominee -- and that Newt Gingrich appears to be best-positioned to secure her support

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; newt2012; palin2012; palinendorsegingrich
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Would this change any Freepers vote on Newt? I don't want another establishment Republican..Newt/Romney are the poster boys for the establishment. I think this would tarnish Palin a little bit. I knew she wouldn't endorse Cain but I wish she would get behind someone like Bachmann!
1 posted on 11/24/2011 6:53:59 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

After Newts Immigration comment in the last debate, I don’t see her getting behind him.


2 posted on 11/24/2011 6:56:18 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: jakerobins

ruh-roh.....


3 posted on 11/24/2011 6:56:44 AM PST by clintonh8r (Living well is no longer the best revenge. Revenge is now the best revenge.)
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To: jakerobins

We need SOMEBODY who can beat Obama who ISN’T Romney or Huntsman.

I would prefer Cain or Bachmann. If it isn’t them, I can live with Gingrich. He has faults but he has strengths.

As for Palin, NOTHING can tarnish her image. I LOVE her. She’s smart, conservative and HOT!


4 posted on 11/24/2011 6:58:01 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: jakerobins

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2811264/posts


5 posted on 11/24/2011 6:58:07 AM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jakerobins

Palin will not endorse a self proclaimed pro amnesty Washington insider who believes that we must take urgent action to stop global warming. Anybody who believes that doesn’t know her.


6 posted on 11/24/2011 6:58:51 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless & Inhumane)
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To: jakerobins

Why wouldn’t a staunch Conservative take Palin’s endorsement of Newt as a sign that they have crossed the line from patriotic advocacy to a zealous fantasy pursuit of Nirvana-like perfectionism? After all, we can see it when at happens in the other side perfectly clear. Are we so blind as to not realize we can subsume to the same malady?


7 posted on 11/24/2011 6:59:40 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: jakerobins

No.

Besides we already know how Palin feels about DC insiders so her endorsement of Newt is about as likely as an endorsement of Obama.


8 posted on 11/24/2011 7:00:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ez
Why wouldn’t a staunch Conservative take Palin’s endorsement of Newt as a sign that they have crossed the line from patriotic advocacy to a zealous fantasy pursuit of Nirvana-like perfectionism?

Oh well now that you put it that way I see the error of my ways and will fall at the feet of Newt. LOL
9 posted on 11/24/2011 7:02:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: jakerobins
get behind someone like Bachmann!

I do not believe she will endorse anyone in the primary - so I hope no candidate expects it. Actually, they probably already know it as I think they called her directly.
10 posted on 11/24/2011 7:03:42 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: jakerobins
I think I would wait till she actually endorses someone... if she does it at all. She has given no indication that she is going to endorse one of the candidates in the primaries.

I hope we have learned a lesson from all the "he said"/"she said"/ anonymous sources speculation from last time. There are people who misuse Sarah's name to try and get some traction and credibility. We would be better off ignoring this kind of rumour and buzz campaigns, and get it straight from the "horse's mouth", if it happens at all.

11 posted on 11/24/2011 7:05:28 AM PST by Moorings
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To: jakerobins

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo. I’d lose my respect for her if she endorsed Newt during the primaries.


12 posted on 11/24/2011 7:06:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: presently no screen name

I think you are right. I believe she will campaign hard against Obama rather than for anybody else.


13 posted on 11/24/2011 7:06:38 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: jakerobins
She might take a leaf out of Rush's book and not endorse anybody.
14 posted on 11/24/2011 7:07:48 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jakerobins

One RINO endorsing another. Palin’s endorsement would have no affect on my decision not to support Gingrich.


15 posted on 11/24/2011 7:08:36 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: cripplecreek

Haha, sarcasm is an effective tool. I don’t pretend to tell people whom they should support. I just think a ton of self-examination is in order for some of the pit bulls around here. There is nothing so odious as a loudmouth who is convinced he is right about absolutely everything.


16 posted on 11/24/2011 7:10:12 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: cripplecreek
Besides we already know how Palin feels about DC insiders so her endorsement of Newt is about as likely as an endorsement of Obama.

Is that the same "we" who were so very certain that she was going to run for the nomination? Now "we" know how she "feels"?

17 posted on 11/24/2011 7:10:23 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: cripplecreek

PS see post #6.


18 posted on 11/24/2011 7:10:47 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: NonValueAdded
I’d lose my respect for her if she endorsed Newt during the primaries.

I am sure that would just break her heart.

19 posted on 11/24/2011 7:11:44 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: jakerobins

Well, I like Gingrich, but that said, I’ll bet that Palin is not going to endorse anybody. I could be...and usually am...wrong, but I don’t see her getting into that, particularly after the flack she got for endorsing McCain in AZ.

I think she’s regrouping and will probably run for state or federal legislative office herself, and she probably wants to be sort of “non-partisan” at the moment. However, that’s just my theory. She has certainly not given any indications in the matter.


20 posted on 11/24/2011 7:13:50 AM PST by livius
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To: don-o

I was never certain she was running and wasn’t a big supporter one way or the other.


21 posted on 11/24/2011 7:14:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: jakerobins
"Newt Gingrich again, I think, did the best because he seems to be above a lot of the bickering that goes on," Palin said on Fox News...

Look in the mirror, you bickerers. You know who you are...

22 posted on 11/24/2011 7:14:36 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: jakerobins

You mean Cut & Run? That Palin? Tarnish her? Is this a joke?


23 posted on 11/24/2011 7:16:40 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: ez
I don’t pretend to tell people whom they should support.

No you just try to insult them into agreeing with you.
24 posted on 11/24/2011 7:16:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: jakerobins

You mean Cut & Run? That Palin? Tarnish her? Is this a joke?


25 posted on 11/24/2011 7:16:41 AM PST by onedoug (lf)
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To: jakerobins

I’ll take Newt over Romney.


26 posted on 11/24/2011 7:17:29 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: jakerobins

Newt is far better than Mitt Hussein Romney.


27 posted on 11/24/2011 7:19:12 AM PST by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: jakerobins

No and it would sink Palin.


28 posted on 11/24/2011 7:21:20 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: cripplecreek

Hit a nerve?


29 posted on 11/24/2011 7:22:33 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: ez

Nope, just pointing out your liberal tactics.


30 posted on 11/24/2011 7:24:28 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: jakerobins
Palin...Palin...hmmm...rings a bell but I just can't connect the name to a face.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

31 posted on 11/24/2011 7:26:22 AM PST by Mr. Fabtastic (Cain is rapidly gaining on Fred Gwynne as my favorite Herman.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Palin will not endorse a self proclaimed pro amnesty Washington insider who believes that we must take urgent action to stop global warming. Anybody who believes that doesn’t know her.
br> May you don't Palin that well either. Palin's stated position on immigration has been similar - if not identical - to Newt's.
32 posted on 11/24/2011 7:31:22 AM PST by TBBT
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To: jakerobins
Wishful thinking on someones part, me thinks.
33 posted on 11/24/2011 7:31:57 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: jakerobins
"advisers suggest"

I'm sorry, but only one person speaks for Sarah and that is Sarah alone. When we see these stories giving account to anonymous experts it almost always ends up exploding like the cheap gag cigar. Just like when she finally made her announcement about running, I will not succumb to these types of stories just because she keeps her cards so close that nobody but Sarah knows, as evidenced that not even her kids do.

Why would she not endorse Cain? Why would she endorse Bachmann? You and anyone else creating conjecture don't know that so please lets stop with the wishful thinking and pay attention to the primaries and the debates leading up to them and not make a final decision until you walk into the precinct.

If she proves out her history on this matter, it will be the most true conservative she will endorse and not a moment before the last minute to do so. Go back and look at her endorsements for the 2010 campaign. Where it was contested, she held off, where it was not and only if the Republican candidate was adequately conservative, she did so early.

34 posted on 11/24/2011 7:34:07 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: cripplecreek
Besides we already know how Palin feels about DC insiders so her endorsement of Newt is about as likely as an endorsement of Obama.

Would that be as likely as her endorsement of McCain? Or is he not a Washington insider?

35 posted on 11/24/2011 7:35:17 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: jakerobins

NOT GOIN’ HAPPEN...false flag by Newt OR a fake head nod by Sarah Palin.


36 posted on 11/24/2011 7:42:14 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: jakerobins

Let’s, see newt is lover of big government and cronyism is how he has fleeced the tax payers since he resigned his office. Has Palin said she supports either.


37 posted on 11/24/2011 7:43:16 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Sarah said earlier this year that we have to keep the illegals who are already here who are working because it is impractical to find and deport all of them. So Sarah and Newt are pretty much on the same side of the issue.


38 posted on 11/24/2011 7:45:32 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: mazda77

Endorsements are meaningless to me anyway. She endorsed someone I opposed in our last congressional race. It was no big deal to me. I didn’t hate her for it, I just disagreed with her and moved on.

Frankly the children who try to leverage endorsements and seek angles to play here are FR need to grow up.


39 posted on 11/24/2011 7:46:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: jakerobins
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Who will it be, who will it be? Only the Shadow knows!
40 posted on 11/24/2011 7:55:58 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: onyx

as long as Cain, Michele, & Santorum are alive in Iowa, I doubt we will see an endorsement of anyone cuz she doesn’t want to be seen as finishing off their campaigns.

After IA on Jan 3rd and NH when the race is reduced to Newt Mitt ronPaul and maybe Perry ... she sure ain’t endorsing ronPaul or Mitt. And Perry, doubtful he ever gets over 15% in SC.


41 posted on 11/24/2011 7:57:49 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
“After Newts Immigration comment in the last debate, I don’t see her getting behind him.”

Typical bandwagon/pile on comment.

Now Newt goes everywhere in the media (they smell blood in the water, when it's actually cat nip) explaining his ideas on solving our border/immigration problems. He garners votes for securing the border. He secures Hispanic votes for his sensible approach to the resident illegal immigrant problem.

Controversial? Yes. When better to broach it than when you are on top in the polls and have time to explain your positions? Brilliant strategic move by Newt and the press thinks it's a misstep. LOL.

42 posted on 11/24/2011 8:00:07 AM PST by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

After Newts Immigration comment in the last debate, I don’t see her getting behind him.

Why not, she campaigned for Juan McAmnesty....


43 posted on 11/24/2011 8:00:12 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Palin campaigned for Juan McAmnesty....nothing would surprise me....


44 posted on 11/24/2011 8:01:21 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: jakerobins

i doubt it.

if true, i would not support sarah palin again.


45 posted on 11/24/2011 8:07:01 AM PST by ken21
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Newt’s comments were spot on. This problem has been going on for 30 years plus. No administration has tackled the problem including Reagan.

He needs the hispanic vote. Blank check? No, but there needs to be some common sense here.

You willing to pick the crops, clean the rooms, be the maid or take care of the landscaping? I didn’t think so.


46 posted on 11/24/2011 8:14:10 AM PST by mmanager ( Quit eating our own! Everyone is better than what we have.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
... Washington insider who believes that we must take urgent action to stop global warming.

That is completely untruthful, and you know it.

Newt absolutely opposes “cap and trade” as well as any system of taxing carbon emissions. He testified before Congress against it in 2009 and led a grassroots effort while the Chairman of American Solutions to block its passage in the House and Senate.

47 posted on 11/24/2011 8:16:15 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Hiya campaignPete R-CT!!!

I don’t know who she will endorse or if she will endorse and that’s entirely her decision.

If I had to guess I would say Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry, and I’m only guessing.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


48 posted on 11/24/2011 8:21:09 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Col Freeper
Great job on the image!

Yes, this reminds me of the long months of speculation over whether she would run or not. Many were wrong about that.

IMHO, Sarah Palin, Kingmaker, will indeed endorse a Non-Romney candidate before the Iowa caucus.

49 posted on 11/24/2011 8:22:04 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: onyx

HAPPY THANKSGIVING onyx, and to ALL!


50 posted on 11/24/2011 8:23:43 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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