Skip to comments.Who Will Sarah Palin Endorse?
Posted on 11/25/2011 11:24:58 AM PST by presidio9
The most sought-after endorsement of this political cycle will be from a woman who holds no political office and is not currently seeking one. That is why each of the Republican candidates have done the equivalent of kissing Sarah Palin's ring.
RealClearPolitics believes that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has the inside track for getting the Palin endorsement. Of course, reports about what Palin will or will not do is largely conjecture, even if it is sourced from people said to be within the Palin inner circle. Only Palin will know who she intends to endorse and when. Any definitive statement that does not cite her personally as a source should be taken with a grain of salt.
The criteria Palin will use to determine who to endorse will be who will be best for the country, in her judgment, and only secondarily who will be best for her own political fortunes. Palin has some definite ideas about how the United States should be governed, particularly in the suppression of honest graft in the congress and crony capitalism. Whomever is best suited to advance her agenda will get her endorsement.
Not one of the current candidates are perfectly suited for Palin's likely criteria. Romney is too squishy. Perry has been accused of practicing crony capitalism as governor of Texas. Herman Cain, while likely appealing to Palin, has stumbled since the sexual harassment allegations. Gingrich himself has been in politics for decades and
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Better not be Romney.
Hopefully nobody. It would destroy her reputation to endorse one of these guys right now.
The Republican nominee, warts and all.
Which ever profits her the most...
Ditto. Of course the mainstream media will try to press an early endorsement out of her, hoping it will be Romney. But they’re wasting their time. It’s not going to be Romney.
There is no upside to Sarah for an early commitment of support.
She should keep her powder dry and support whomever emerges from the primary battles as the republican candidate.
You newties are in full panic mode, Palin is not going to support a life time politician, that think cronyism is the way to run government and that government is the answer. It just takes another study and a few million/billion more to solve the problem and a rino.
The men are conservative on some things.... moderate on others..
YES;...... ALL OF THEM..
No matter who she endorses she will be flamed on FR.
I am sure Palin is going to hitch her wagon on a sinking ship.
In the end, SP will say vote for the Republican nominee, even if it’s Willard.
Who cares? Her franchise lost all its value when she spent the summer toying with the conservatives, only to pull the rug out.
Easy. She will endorse the candidate nominated at the Republican National Convention. Who will most likely be Romney, but whoever it is, that’s who she’ll endorse.
She won’t decide until after the nomination.
Only if he gets the nomination. I think if she endorses anyone it will be Newt. In fact, the day after she dropped out I thought she did endorse him, or hinted at it.
“Such people claim they know conservatism, but they deny it by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.”—To reword a bible quote.
Such are the people that are willing to deny Sarah. They’re more apt to accept Romney or let Obama have another term. They’re ‘REAL conservatives’. With conservatives like you, who needs enemies!
If she endorsed Slick Willard in the primary, that would be it for her. She’d never recover from that.
[ I am sure Palin is going to hitch her wagon on a sinking ship.]
Palin has not anointed anyone..
“You newties are in full panic mode, Palin is not going to support a life time politician, that think cronyism is the way to run government and that government is the answer. It just takes another study and a few million/billion more to solve the problem and a rino.”
Yes no way she will do that, just ask John McCain, oh wait, that’s not a good example of your point is it.
If she’s smart, and I believe she is, she will endorse whoever wins the Republican nomination. The bottom line is to defeat the Clown with ears.
I don’t really expect her to endorse anyone. None of them ideally fit her bill, between lacking executive experience or being representative of insider-types with whiffs of crony-capitalism or lacking core values. Originally, I thought maybe... just maybe, she might have been willing to endorse Perry, due to his pretty decent energy/federalist stances. But some of his history of donor-received perks are a hair shady, and he’s been such a ridiculous stumblebum on the campaign trail.
If by chance she ‘does’ endorse, it would likely be much later in the game, when things look more like a two-man race, when it would have a more tactical effect.
The men are conservative on some things.... moderate on others..
YES;...... ALL OF THEM..
First of all I agree with 100 percent about Bachmann and would love for her to get the nom. However, I think you may have left Santorum out of the conservatives. You may have missed him since he is pretty low in the polls. Another to watch is Cain. Other than that they stink.
Find it odd that the same Freeprs who complain the most about flaming had no problem flaming the other GOP candidates when their candidate of choice was in single digits.
She’s going to endorse None Of The Above.
So you're saying Sarah Palin is an idiot, right?
I completely agree.
Whom will she endorse?
You would just have to remember what accomplishment she most relished and proposed for the Nation to determine which of the candidates are most closely aligned with action to her vision.
Correction: Sarah Palin is as skeeved out by Mitt Romney as the rest of us. She will endorse the most viable "not Romney" candidate. Her nomination will come with some qualifications, about issues where she and that candidate differ, but she will make that nomination in time for it to make a difference in the primaries. It would be out of character for her to do any less. If and when Mitt Romney is the consensus nominee, she will get behind him too.
I wouldn’t put $$ on it.
That’s the only thing that we can count on these days.
I don’t get it!
Sarah Palin will most likely endorse Rick Perry.
Palin will hang back from endorsing if the nominee turns out to be Romney. It’s a tricky situation, because both Newt and Cain might be close enough in primary-centered polling to look like they need her endorsement. It’s all in the timing, and what the first few primaries indicate: no one will win for sure without the Tea Party vote, and an endorsement by Palin will clear the way for a deluge of Tea Party voters, and validate the nominee. Yes, even if it’s Romney. If Gingrich seems to need the help at the precisely right moment, I believe she’ll endorse him and put him over the top. This will be a very interesting thing to watch/
We just can’t claim that right now. Too many delicate feelings would be demolished around here.
she did not take her stand against cronyism until after she fire her old adviser. Many of use thought she had matured some in thought. Now if we could get you to move in the same direction. Think about it.
Exactly. I don't think she will endorse any Republican candidate in the primary but will get behind the eventual nominee.
Well, for one, I would care. Endorsements have virtually always been meaningless to me, but in this case, Palin’s would indeed carry weight with me. Not just because her unique brand of conservatism is aligned with mine moreso than any other politician, but also because of the nature of this particular race.
For example, looking at this potential scenario, Romney is a no-go with me. I’ll never vote for him under any circumstance. Then, if I’m stuck with the proposition of Newt/Cain/Perry by the time the primaries come to me, I’m flummoxed. I’m not remotely sold on any of them. They all have some positives and (many!) negatives, in varied areas. It pretty much adds up to a very ‘equal’ level of unenthusiasm for each, in my book. Why even bother to vote in the primary? I might indeed not, if presented with this.
But if Palin comes out and throws her weight behind one of them, yeah, that might very well enough to motivate me to get off the fence. So this could be a very, very rare case in which an endorsement would matter to me.
Rick Perry has a scary face
If Sarah Palin endorses Newt Gingrich I’ll be here on FR watching heads explode all day.
Recover...to what status? She's done now - been done - regardless of whom she endorses.
What about Gingrich's support for the extremely liberal Dede Scozzafava in the 2009 special election that almost every Conservative, including Palin, endorsed the Conservative party candidate who ended up losing a very close race after Dede Scozzafava dropped out, and endorsed the democrat in the race that surprised no one who knew anything about the race.
Sarah Palin should endorse the Conservative Republican outsider Herman Cain if she cares about her reputation, and influence in the coming years. Cain is exactly what most of the Conservative TEA party said they wanted in a candidate instead of a career establishment politician who are almost all the same, because they are controlled by the establishment who thinks they are going to get the Hispanic vote when they pass amnesty for some ridiculous reason.
They don't seem to know the difference between illegal, and legal Hispanics. Sarah Palin would be better off not endorsing anyone before she would be supporting Gingrich, who was endorsing the liberal Dede Scozzafava while she was endorsing the Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman, along with Fred Thompson in the 2009 New York Congressional special election. Gingrich, along with the log cabin republicans went with the extreme liberal, even for a RINO, in Dede Scozzafava who went on to drop out of the race, and then endorse the democrat candidate who went on to win a close race. For a guy who's suppose to be the smartest candidate of all time, he screwed that race up which only happened in 2009! It wasn't a surprise to any Conservative who knew how liberal this RINO he was endorsing was.
Herman Cain is even heartless, and inhumane on illegal immigration which only means he wants to actually stop it by enforcing our laws, considering anyone with actual ideas that can solve the problem are considered to be these ridiculous words by some people who are nothing but talk on the issue. We are sick of hearing things like humane, which reminds Conservatives of compassionate Conservative. Those things imply some of the other candidates, and Conservative voters are supporting inhumane solutions to illegal immigrations which means anything less than amnesty to the establishment GOP, just like Compassionate Conservative, implied most of us were not compassionate; the word just meant liberal in reality.
I don't want another liberal Conservative like Bush, whatever the hell that's suppose to be. I guess it fit him though considering he was cutting taxes while his spending was out of control.
If Palin doesn't support Herman Cain, or at least a Conservative candidate like Bachmann her influence, and popularity among Conservatives will drop big time. She said she supported something new in politics, and it makes no sense for her to endorse a guy who's been in politics since the 50s, and just recently had the big New York special election embarrassment where he put party before principle.
If Palin doesn't endorse Gingrich yet, it's probably only because of his recent illegal immigration garbage that hopefully kills his campaign, but she will probably end up doing it anyway, just a little further down the road. She would be better off not endorsing anyone that Gingrich, Perry, or Romney even though that would rightfully hurt her as well.
Join the Cain Train, and stay aboard through the ridiculous onslaught by the liberal media and Republican establishment, that's always in pursuit with the intent to destroy not only the campaign, but the man himself.
I'm still getting over her support of McCain in 2010.