Skip to comments.Palin Endorses Trump Debate, Urges Candidates to Join
Posted on 12/07/2011 8:31:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Sarah Palin is urging Republican presidential candidates to take part in the Newsmax ION Television 2012 Presidential Debate moderated by Donald Trump.
The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate made her endorsement in an interview to air Wednesday night on the Fox Business Network. Palins endorsement is the latest high-profile conservative to support the debate set for Dec. 27.
"I think candidates should not be afraid in front of the nation no matter who the host of the debate is, Palin said. What is a bit appealing about this idea of Trump hosting a debate is, consider the diverse audience that perhaps he can attract. It's important that independents and those who are not obsessed with inside-baseball partisan politics, which is most of us, we'd like to hear more of the message of each one of these candidates and perhaps Donald Trump will be able to attract a diverse demographic that maybe has not been as interested in this horse race thus far.
"America needs to wake up to what is going on under Obama's socialist policies and how he will bankrupt the country. I'm looking at the debate as a positive thing because of that fact."(continued)
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“I think candidates should not be afraid in front of the nation no matter who the host of the debate is.”
Huh? Typical Palin word salad. Jebus...
Romney has already said he won’t go to this debate...makes you wonder what is going on here...hey if Sarah says this is a good idea...it must be
I say anyone that anyone that doesn’t show up shouldn’t get a chance to run. How do we get to see what they are made of if they don’t show it? I don’t think there are enough debates.
Of course she’s right!
There’s no valid reason for any candidate to decline, unless they’re scared of The Donald......LOL.
I’m not sure why any candidate who entered the MSM debates would skip this one.
Donald Trump, even though he is a rich celebrity businessman, is closer to the people than anyone in the MSM.
It would be better for someone like Huntsman to go to the debate and take on Trump on China than to run and hide.
If I had my druthers, Palin would be the moderator, given that she ain’t running. She’s been MIGHTY quiet since she declined to run. And that seems MIGHTY odd because she was not afraid to speak audaciously before.
Way to go, Sarah! Should be an interesting debate, assuming Romney has the guts to show up. Go, NEWT!!
I’d like Palin to get an invite and/or the chance to ask the candidates some questions. Do this and the record for most-watched primary debate might get broken.
A few years ago I would have disagreed, owing to my old-fashioned sense of traditionalism and decorum. But seeing how these recent ‘legit’ debates via the MSM have been such crass, tacky affairs... plus, the way we see the media twist them to their own playing field, to delibertely make the GOP candidates look as bad as possible... well, the idea of a Trump debate doesn’t sound all that horrific after all. Plus, Palin made the completely valid argument that such a debate would potentially attract a different audience, beyond the typical cable-news junkies.
She’s probably gone a lot further than you in life with her “word salads”. Your comment could come straight from the huffpo. Lib.
Yes, the candidates should participate. And though some don’t like Trump, he’s the one who’s done what needed to be done in taking the moderation of all debates away from liberal MSM types (and Fox is little if any better).
Maybe Trump’s taking the first step will lead to other debates moderated by conservative media figures` in future campaigns.
(And as an added bonus, it pisses off Karl Rove.)
Please do not make light of my Lord and Savior. Thank you. If that was not your intent, I apologize.
I agree as well.
If they’re not afraid of the vipers that some call the MSM, then why not participate in The Donalds debate.........
I think The Donald will be more on page with the candidates and not try to trick them into a “gotcha” that is highly unfair and one sided.
I also think that he’ll give them a fair shake in regards to time but that remains to be seen.
I want to see the candidates in ALL sort’s of comfort levels whether they be crappy moderators or hosts or balanced or what-have-you.
I agree. Trump will be better than the alphabet networks who are carrying the water for Obama.
Everything is relative...
Palin....Palin....rings a bell but I just can’t put a face with the name.
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