Skip to comments.Gingrich sees Sarah Palin as vice president, Cabinet secretary
Posted on 12/30/2011 6:13:46 PM PST by Hojczyk
Newt Gingrich said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin would be among the candidates that he would consider when considering a potential running mate, adding that the former GOP vice presidential nominee would be an ideal candidate for secretary of Energy.
Gingrich, speaking Wednesday during a conference call with conservative voters hosted by Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition, was asked by one of the attendees whether he would consider Palin as a running mate.
"She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, shes somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities," Gingrich said, according to Right Wing Watch.
He went on to suggest that Palin might be ideal for a position in his Cabinet.
"There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well," Gingrich said. "I cant imagine anybody who would do a better job of driving us to an energy solution than Gov. Palin, for example. Tell her that she would certainly be on the list of one of the people we would consider."
Palin had toyed for months with running for the presidency before ultimately announcing late this summer to stay out of the GOP race.
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The cynic in me says that he is just pandering to her supporters and former supporters.
>> he is just pandering
Newt is responding to the question in a reasonable way.
Gee, ya think so? He’s sinking in the polls and, lo and behold, he suddenly decides Sarah would be perfect for his VP or SOS
Sounds like Obama... say anything but doing nothing.
Who is your energy secretary now......(without cheating)
I can guarantee her name would shake up the moonbat MSM.
Thomas Sowell supports Newt. I admire Sowell tremendously.
I’d pick any drunken bum out of an alley and vote for him before voting for Bathhouse Barry.
A pathetic slide into oblivion.
Makes Romney look like the Rock of Gibraltar!
Still think she would make a great RNC chairperson.
Anyone who prefers Willard over Newt is a liberal aka Massachusetts Moderate or just plain ignorant.
I know that things were pretty lousy for me financially during the first few years of the Clinton regime. It was the same sad story with all of my colleagues and friends.
But when Newt and the Conservatives swept into power back in the mid-90's, the turnaround was remarkable. Business conditions improved almost overnight and a wave of optimism and confidence was palpable. I know for certain that our company's sales increased mightily and it was reflected in a nice, fat paycheck. I also recall the days of the Gingrich ascendancy when gas was down to 77 cents here in North Texas.
So I'm obviously enthusiastic about a repeat performance of the Good Times with Gingrich when he again takes a leadership slot, this time as President in just a bit more than a year from now.
Go Newt Go! Claim a big win next week in Iowa! Rebellion is brewing! FUBO! FUJB! FUMR! FURP!
Newt haters are jack offs... you know what a jack off is don’t you?
“Gee, ya think so? Hes sinking in the polls and, lo and behold, he suddenly decides Sarah would be perfect for his VP or SOS”
I think some people in this post lack reading comprehension skills. Newt was merely responding to a question asked of him in an honest manor. I like how he handled the question.
I’m not committed to any candidate, and there are several no-way-in-hell choices. As for Gingrich/Santorum/Perry, they are all about the same to me, with their own unique pluses and minuses. A lot of minuses! But, if one of them joined forces with Palin as veep, yes, that would be enough for me to go all-in, and support them, with time and money. It would finally break the log-jam for me. (not that I particularly expect to see this scenario).
It sounded reasonable to me. I don’t think Palin wants to run for anything, but I don’t see any reason Gingrich should have said he wouldn’t consider her (which would have been the other response he could have given).
Why is he being criticized for making an honest statement? He’d consider her and probably several other people, and they, for their part, would also have to consider whether they wanted to run with him. That sounds reasonable to me.
Before its over newt will grab a shovel and try to dig up Ronald R.
You got that one wrong. What Newt should have said is that he can't answer the question because if he answers yes freepers like Krankor will criticize him for transparently pandering to Palin supporters and if he answers no freepers like Krankor will criticize him for insulting Palin supporters.
Only President or Chief of staff would do. Either way she controls the agenda.
Brilliant move by Newt.
it shows conclusively that Gingrich has ALWAYS admired Palin.
all this “he's just pandering” nonsense is just the desperate plea's of those supporting others.
I would have done anything for Sarah Palin.
I even drove 2700 miles round trip to witness her announcement speech in Indianola, Iowa.
Well we know how that turned out. She quit again in the dark of night on the Mark Levin Show. I was very disappointed.
And then I got hooked by 999. I donated to a buffoon, but little did I know, cause I was a Anyboby but Romney guy. Yeah, a real tough guy....LOL
And then I went all in for Newt. I met Newt in Connecticut a year and a half ago. I was very impressed.
I sent Newt's Campaign in Iowa a plan for victory. They did opposite.
Newt's disintegration this week has been more precipitous as was Edmund Muskie's.
Who would ever imagine Newt the crybaby, pandering wimp?
I'm so glad he's unraveling now before he gets more of a chance to fool the voters.
What you saw sitting on that loveseat (not a couch) with Nancy Pelosi was exactly what you saw!!
He would be as big a disaster as Obama....well almost.
So who an I left with?
As usual.........the lesser of two evils. If it comes to that I will vote Mitt and pray for his success.
You never know....maybe he will surprise us.
I am not moderate nor ignorant. Just google me.
And I don't get kickbacks from Chris Dodd now that he has the best job in his life.
Bring in Sarah, bring in my vote. I believe Sarah is honest, and only one honest politican would greatly improve the Congress crap ratio.
No way. Been there - done that!
She'll either be top of the ticket or something entirely diffferent.
“Newt haters are jack offs... you know what a jack off is dont you?”
Ooh, ooh! I know, I do! I do! Call on me, call on me!
Newt sent a couple of his campaign workers, Jack and Jill, up a hill to fetch a pail of water, but they were playing `grab-ass’ and Jack fell down and suffered a severe hematoma, and Jill came tumbling after.
So he had to decide whether to lay Jill or Jack off.
Right? Am I right? Well, huh? Am I? Hmmm? I’m close?
And the optomist in me says he has been reading my tag line for 2 months.
As recently as January of this year, Newt said:
Furthermore, in 2008: Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader.
So paraphrasing your comment, all this nonsense about how Newt has ALWAYS admired Palin is just a desperate plea by those who want to believe him.
Gee....someone friendly to the gas and oil industry vs the a**wipes we have now? I,m all in for Newt if he means it...
Ah, grow up!
But then came the immigration comment, and at that point he dropped off my list, and was replaced with Bachmann. I had previously also sent money to Romney, and it was looking like my choice would probably be him since Cain faded fast before the vicious personal attacks he suffered under.
Yes, it probably would be pandering due to his sinking in the polls, but right now ANY candidate among whom I considere the contenders (Mitt, Rick S., Bachmann) would win me over by selecting Palin (if she so decides - I doubt it) --- and now that would include Newt even though it probably has more to do with his (sudden) poor numbers in the contest.
Just as Palin on the McCain ticket really won me over, the same would be true in 2012 for me.
But again, just because Newt likes her and would want her on the ticket, doesn't mean she is interested. To be frank, as soon as I dropped Newt the first go around, his supporters in what I consider much more rude manner than any Paul supporters ever have - they attacked me because I was leaning Romney. My thoughts were, and are, that even Newt himself doesn't want those kind of supporters who only (really) turn off others with such attitude.
But if Newt is smart enough to win over Palin to his ticket, yup, I on board again! --- but not to break some bad news to Newt supporters, when I listen to her very carefully, I got a gut that even if she would consider a VP run again, she really isn't on any Injun attack party against Romney... that fact makes me think, she might consider running VP under Romney, don't be surprised.
As for Paul supporters, again I have always admired the guy but I just don't think he can beat Obama --- and that is very important to me.
Good luck Newt, Palin may be your last hope. Better kiss her nice! (I wish I COULD!) --- and watch out for Rick S.! He's on my radar now, too, I am giving him a good look as one of my choices.
I’d love to see Sarah Palin as Secretary of the Interior replacing Ken the Kowboy Salazar and undoing all the mischief he’s created.
Make her Energy Secretary, and instruct her to close down the department.
Perhaps... but his answer is a good one...and for all the right reasons. I have ideas for a dream Cabinet..and she is at the top of any list. She’s going to be involved and play a role in turning this country around.
I wish her well.
And I wish all our candidates well; this has to be the hardest thing for a person to consider. A run for high office is way beyond what most of us could do.
Sarah no. Rubio or Allan West yes. IMO
Or both. The two departments should be combined.
And I think energy secretary is what she may want to do. When asked whom she may endorse, she has said that the number one criteria would be the candidate's energy policy.
If you'll look on Newt's website, his energy policy is a framework that I think Sarah could work well within, and the specifics could have come from her own mouth.
She wants no part of a campaign, it seems, so yes, I hope Newt is talking with her about the energy secretary post.
And the pessimist in me says look at what he's said and done the fourteen years since.
Timber, I have seen your other posts ... under all circumstances you hate Newt. Over 20 years in office, and he has a ACU rating of 90. His “conservative” creds are better than anyone else in the race. ANYONE. Furthermore, he has accomplished more for conservatives than the rest of the field combined. You seek someone who is without blemish ... well, sorry to break your bubble, but Jesus is not running. We are going to have to accept a candidate that is not perfect, no matter who gets it.
The difference between you and I is, I know that Newt would destroy Obama in debates as well as in the spin cycle of a general campaign, because he is the only candidate we have now that has actually led this country at a national level that can attack Obama on EVERY front. You put your faith in those who are either unaccomplished (Bachman has never authored a single piece of legislation and will not carry Iowa, the state she was born in), could not even carry thier own state (Santorum, who lost his seat when he supported Arlen “turncoat” Spectre), or who have a much more liberal background than Newt when it counted (when in office ... Perry, the former Democrat).
Your continuous attacks on Newt do nothing to solve the weaknesses of your own prefered candidates, all they do is help to ensure Romney is the nominee. When that occurs, I am sure you will be moaning, yet I doubt you will see any of your own culpability for it happening.
Once the Supreme Court overturns Obamacare, the economy is likely to go on the uptick. What would Romney run on then? Not that he has much to run on economically anyway, what with MA ranking 47th in job creation while he was governor.
Newt is a historian who knows everything about America, teaches military generals, stood with Reagan in defeating communism, has articulated the threat of Islamic militants better than any candidate, has a bold tax policy endorsed by Reagan’s economists (Romney’s is almost identical to Obama’s with higher taxes on those making $200,000+), has a strong pro-life and pro-marriage record, etc.
You should. Start searching his YouTube videos. He’s been on Fox News repeatedly over the last 10 years. He was not there as a liberal commentator. He agreed with Hannity 90% of the time, not Colmes. These negative ads pick out tiny moments and it’s confusing how so many people are trusting them hook, line and sinker.
That’s just disingenuous. In both the links you put there, Newt praises Palin. He simply analyzed her honestly and said she not become the #1 leader of the GOP. He was right, she didn’t. Newt gave a fair and accurate analysis as he always tries to.
I’ll vote for Newt expecting him to govern the way he did successfully in the past, rather than vote for Mitt and expect him to do the opposite of everything he did in the past. 47th in job creation during Mitt’s governorship doesn’t compare to 11 million jobs created while Newt was Speaker of the House. Nevermind Mitt’s support of abortion and gay marriage while Newt passed anti-partial birth abortion laws and never once conceded to the gay lobby even though his own sister is gay. We know where Newt stands on policy and on economics and it’s in a very good place.
I think people need to form a solid opinion based on what a candidate has done in 90% of their life. It is silliness to let one incident on one day or one headline sway your opinion as if it has more weight than a candidate’s lifetime record.
It's amazing how casually folks throw out the word "hate" when other folks (like me) point out inconvenient facts about their preferred big government candidate. FYI, I don't hate Newt Gingrich, but I don't want him anywhere near the presidency.
We are going to have to accept a candidate that is not perfect, no matter who gets it.
No we don't. It's attitudes like yours that the GOP-E counts on to keep on nominating and electing RINOs. If Romney, Gingrich, or even Paul is the nominee, then I write in Sarah Palin's name and then go home and sleep peacefully with a clear conscious.
No more "nose holding" and voting for "lesser evils" ever again!
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