Skip to comments.Gingrich May Have Inside Track on Palin's Endorsement
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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After Newts Immigration comment in the last debate, I don’t see her getting behind him.
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!
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.
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?
Besides we already know how Palin feels about DC insiders so her endorsement of Newt is about as likely as an endorsement of Obama.
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.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooo. I’d lose my respect for her if she endorsed Newt during the primaries.
I think you are right. I believe she will campaign hard against Obama rather than for anybody else.
One RINO endorsing another. Palin’s endorsement would have no affect on my decision not to support Gingrich.
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.
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"?
PS see post #6.
I am sure that would just break her heart.
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.
I was never certain she was running and wasn’t a big supporter one way or the other.
Look in the mirror, you bickerers. You know who you are...
You mean Cut & Run? That Palin? Tarnish her? Is this a joke?
You mean Cut & Run? That Palin? Tarnish her? Is this a joke?
I’ll take Newt over Romney.
Newt is far better than Mitt Hussein Romney.
No and it would sink Palin.
Hit a nerve?
Nope, just pointing out your liberal tactics.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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.
Would that be as likely as her endorsement of McCain? Or is he not a Washington insider?
NOT GOIN’ HAPPEN...false flag by Newt OR a fake head nod by Sarah Palin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After Newts Immigration comment in the last debate, I dont see her getting behind him.
Why not, she campaigned for Juan McAmnesty....
Palin campaigned for Juan McAmnesty....nothing would surprise me....
i doubt it.
if true, i would not support sarah palin again.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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