Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich hints he would consider picking Sarah Palin for VP
Posted on 12/31/2011 2:29:50 PM PST by presidio9
Newt Gingrich, plunging in the polls, dropped this bomb Wednesday: he would consider asking Sarah Palin to serve as his number two or in his Cabinet if he became president.
"She is certainly one of the people you would look at," Gingrich said Wednesday, according to Right Wing Watch, when asked if he would consider tapping the 2008 vice presidential nominee for a second try.
"I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she's 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 at Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Coalition.
And if he did not pick her for his running mate and he defeated President Obama in the November general election, he would consider putting her in the Cabinet, the site reports.
"There are also some very important Cabinet positions that she could fill very, very well. I can't 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," the former House speaker said.
Arizona Sen. John McCain, the former Republican nominee for president, tapped Palin in his 2008 bid for the White House in an effort to energize many conservative voters skeptical of McCain's credentials. Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt, who was instrumental in the Palin pick, later came to regret the decision.
CBS News contributor Scott Conroy reported last month that Gingrich is most likely to get Palin's endorsement if she decides to officially back anyone before the nomination is wrapped up.
Palin and her husband Todd "speak very favorably of Newt and what they see as his credentials as compared to Perry and Romney," one member of
So Sarah likes Newt just a little bit better than Perry?
Still as great an idea it was, as it was yesterday.
Hope Newt does this.
What would be really helpful would be if Palin would endorse him, so Romney’s dopes won’t steal this thing.
Newt has his faults but this would make a great ticket.
Noot is grasping at straws.
If Palin wanted in, Noot wouldn’t even be in anyone’s discussion.
I doubt Palin has any interest in being #2.
Literally, been there, done that.
If she were interested, she would have run for the #1 stop.
As another FReeper posted recently, she is too busy making money to consider being the #2 on anyone’s ticket.
Newt was ASKED by a caller and he answered, he did not bring the issue up himself, and he has been defending Sarah from the beginning.
Sarah was the one with the solutions, and Noot was the author of many of the problems.
Putting Sarah at VP with Noot would be like putting the Mona Lisa below the Sunday Comics.
Sarah Palin declined to run this time for one reason only: She is a polarizing figure even within the Republican Party. Her numbers plateaued far below Romney with greater name recognition. She saw this, and realized that she needs to add to her resume. Seasoning within an upcoming Republican admistration would make her a formidable candidate. In the mean time, she is making she gets free publicity and big buck from FOX for staying out of politics, but look for her to endorse the strongest not-Romney/not-Paul candidate (if there still is one) in late spring.
>> “As another FReeper posted recently, she is too busy making money to consider being the #2 on anyones ticket.” <<
Actually, her income has dropped precipitously since stepping back. Specialty TV doesn’t find her so lucrative now.
I'm curious about what you mean by that.
Gingrich did not “throw this out”.
Gingrich was specifically asked about it by a caller.
Please stick to facts.
I don’t think Sarah will be choosing Newt to be her VP.
Who is "Noot?"
I wonder if that question was planted by Chris Christie.