Skip to comments.Sarah Palin Says She’d Vote for Newt
Posted on 01/18/2012 11:43:23 AM PST by Jim Robinson
This will probably be the biggest news of the morning. Millions have wondered who Governor Palin would actually support. Shes making it crystal clear now.
On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina shed vote for Newt.
The next big question is whether Governor Perry decides to depart the race before or after Saturday. And if he departs, will he endorse Newt Gingrich, who wrote the introduction to Governor Perrys book Fed Up!
With Palins endorsement, Rick Perry is now in a terribly awkward spot. If he departs before Saturday, he could be a hero for one of the non-Romney candidates. If he waits until Sunday and the race is close, as it appears to be, Rick Perry will rightly be remembered as the spoiler who handed Mitt Romney the nomination.
If Rick Perry and Sarah Palin both throw their lot behind Newt Gingrich, well, the Republican nomination might actually turn into a race instead of a coronation.
You forgot Santorum......he has worked hard
Why does anyone listen to Erick Erickson? Governor Palin said IF she was in South Carlolina she’d vote for Gingrich - but the reason she would is so that this process of all these guys staying in and going forward. She wasn’t endorsing Gingrich - she was endorsing the fact that these men left in are sharpening their positions, which is to the VOTER’S benefit. She is in favor of the Primary Process continuing, she’s not picking someone to endorse. She made that abundantly clear to Hannity. Evidently is was too clear, and too far above the head of Erickson, who did nothing since last summer but pimp Perry.
Santorum would be great VP. Time to boot the new ‘One’, Romney, in the pants.
You seem to have an agenda.
Gov. Palin said she conditionally would vote for
The backstabber, porn peddler, dog abuser Romney
should drop out.
Todd endorsed Newt. You think Sarah won’t? I can’t see that happening.
Sarah goes rogue again. Redefining how to back a candidate.
Rick Santorum needs to place his country before himself and drop out.
CNN SOURCE: ‘WE HAVE REPUBLICAN DEBATE OF YEAR TOMORROW NIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO LET THEM JUST GO AT IT’... DEVELOPING...
Palin is a true friend of Perry.
I hope Perry listens to Palin and throws his support behind Newt.
Palin is saying that our choices suck and that more time is needed to find out which candidate (if any) is best.
Gov. Perry was a late-bloomer in the debates,
and even did well apologizing for, and learning
from, PerryCARE, but it has been TOO LATE for this time.
Pull out now, get behind the conservative
instead of Rove’s and FOX News’ puppet,
and you will be backed by conservative
supporters in the future.
Newt/Santorum is how ticket ought to read!
Gov. Palin said that she is unable to vote for the Speaker
herself, because she NOT a resident there.
Yes, but Newt/Sarah would make lib/rino heads explode!!
Going rogue!! Drill, baby, drill!!
My take is Sarah wants the primary fight to continue instead of a coronation of Romney. If no candidate emerges with enough delegate votes, we will have an open convention, and who knows, Sarah could herself win the nomination.
I heard Sarah say that if she lived in SC, she would vote for Newt TO KEEP THE RACE GOING. She did not endorse him. To say that she “endorsed” Gingrich - is to be the one with the agenda.
Sarah Palin “casts her ballot for Newt Gingrich” with perfect timing to have the biggest impact.
GO NEWT GO!!
Diogenesis, a couple or so weeks ago, Sarah had great things to say about Santorum.
No one is listening to Erickson. Palin did endorse Newt Gingrich in SC's primary, no question about it. Her comment "if I was voting in SC, I'd be voting for Newt" is her way of telling South Carolina supporters of her to back Newt. Her comment about further vetting of the candidates means we need to prevent Romney from getting the nomination if we are to have any chance of rescinding Obama/Romneycare.
A Gingrich-Santorum ticket would work well.
It would be great to have that deal made now, with Perry backing it.
Makes sense to me. If Perry and one of the other two conservatives pulled out, we would be spared a John McCain Replay at the Ballot Box.
Would have been happier if she was actually “IN” SC saying to “vote for Sarah Palin”!
...time to stop Willard the Lib. Can we count on Perry’s fans?
You are correct. That is exactly what she said and why.
Palin’s got it right. Todd, too.
Can we count on you to stop Willard’s plan?
Interesting, I didn’t know there were only 3 states in the union now. I thought there were 47 states still left to go in this PRIMARY election process. Now I can see I was so very wrong. My bad!
With the new rules, it is a longer process, let the gov stay.
If 10% or less, force him out.
Actually there are 54 more states left to go.
ANY CABINET SHE WANTS!
Ah yes I forgot to re_read team obamas electoral map. Mea culpa again. So sorry.
Santorum has no hope, either.
But Santorum, as shown by his endorsement of Spector, is a RNC creature. Hes in it solely to ensure Romneys win. Accordingly, he wont drop out.
He should be asked to drop out also. Not having honor should not be an escape clause from receiving legitimate criticism.
Santorum, drop out NOW!!!
I noticed the article about Erick Erickson calling for Perry to bow out is locked and points here. I’m believe that thread is important in and of itself.
Erickson is the chief editor of Red State—he runs the site. He pretty much controls everything that goes on there.
Perry made his nomination announcement at the Red State convention.
Red State has been in the bag for Perry from the get go. At times it looked like the Perry campaign was feeding them stories.
Red State is probably the largest hub of Perry supporters on the internet.
Now, what has probably been Perry’s largest supporter has officially come out and said he should drop out of the race and endorse Newt.
This is important. It would be like NRO saying Romney should get out of the race and endorse someone else.
What about all the other pundits??? Kraut-hammer, Rush, hannity, Beck, whiny little juan williams, brett bear, little chrissy mathews, olberman, and the rest??
I'm sure all of us are terribly interested in who these pundits will vote for! I'm also sure that we'll all immediately change our minds and vote along with our favorite pundit!
“I’d vote for you, but I can’t, so I won’t.”
That’s the best she can do! BWAHAHAHAHAH!
she never implied the candidates sucked.. she was trying to be say without saying it for Perry annd Santorum to bow out and back Gingrich because that’s the only way to help defeat Romney.. she knows a win for Gingrich in SC means Santorum and Perry are done and then it’s a two man race.. exactly what I said would happen is happening.. chunks of votes from Romney, Santorum and Perry are now going to Gingrich in SC.. that means exactly what Palin wants to happen.. Gingrich is catching Romney and Santorum and Perry are fading away ...that’s your race from here on out
I agree with you.
Santorum won’t drop out, as his purpose is to act as spoiler for Romney by drawing away the evangelical vote.
He is a 100% RNC creature.
Were she able to vote in South Carolina on Saturday, her vote would go to Newt Gingrich.
This is no surprise to me. I've been anticipating her to back Newt Gingrich, given his solutions to save and restore our Republic, which are very much like hers.
Newt Gingrich put a lot of thought and work into his preparation for running. His isn't a vanity run.
He was leading national and state polls before Romney and Paul went scorched earth on him in Iowa, and but for those vicious ads, Santorum wouldn't be in this race right now, so let's be serious. Sarah Palin isn't politically naive. She was nearly destroyed by similar vicious attacks. She knows politics better than all of us put together, and she obviously admires and likes Newt Gingrich very much for the very same reasons his supporters do here.
She wants the process to continue! She is unwilling to see Romney win without further vetting.
Remember, Sarah Palin was the first one to suggest that Romney needed to show his inome tax returns!
Not quite. Presumably the process would go forward just as well if Santorum or Perry won in SC, or Paul for that matter. So that fact that of all the non-Romneys she mentioned Newt should tell you something.
Maybe not a 100% endorsement, but it’s pretty close, and it’s much more of a nod towards him than any of the others. Throw in that her husband already endorsed Newt, and it’s even closer. Do you really see her endorsing someone else?
I don’t know why she went halfway last night but I’d think if Newt wins SC that she’d endorse him before FL and possibly do some events.
Perhaps Rudy and Cain could follow suit, they’re still big names in FL.
It would really set things up as a showdown. Romney and the establishment(Bush41, Jeb Bush, Dole, McCain, Christie, Hunstman, Murkowski, etc...)on one side. Newt and the base/tea party(Palin, Cain, etc...) on the other.
Would certainly be an exciting 10 days.
That’s good enough for me....
Santorum would likely be happy to run as Romney's VP, but I wonder whether Romney would want a losing senator from PA as a running mate? I mean, there's no guarantee or recent evidence to think that Santorum could carry PA, save for Toomey's election, but Santorum didn't endorse Toomey the first time he ran.
why do you guys get spun up by the VP. its like”well the president candidate is terrible but I like his vp” unless we want another bush/cheney thing, I do realize we have that in reverse now with obama/biden lol
Okay! Smiling! You found me....LOL.
If she were endorsing Newt, then she would have come out and said, "I'm endorsing Newt." But she didn't, and she's not.
I posted the video of her interview, thankyouverymuch!
I don’t need to go back to listen again.
You don’t like Newt Gingrich. Sarah Palin does. Get over it.
She’s against Romney’s coronation and knows he needs more vetting: i.e. the voters need to know more about him than the media and GOP-E are telling them!
Given that she’s already said, ABO, Sarah Palin would very much like to see “the process continue” so that Romney doesn’t win, “without a full vetting”, like his tax returns, to cite just one example.
I still stand by my original thoughts on her endorsement: I think her contract at Faux, likely prevents her from formally endorsing any single candidate, given that she’s a paid political contributor, but in this South Carolina race, she most assuredly did state her preference: NEWT GINGRICH!
Fate is not done with Sarah Yet, I could almost tremble at a Gingrich/Palin Ticket (But the People didn't want that in '08!) Yeah, go back in sit down you PDSer's Ubama is Losing big time, This Keystone Pipeline decision had people at my Work Today swearing some pretty bad stuff about him, we need to make sure that the Presidency isn't handed over to the spineless, Statist, Ubama lite, I mean Romney.
Go Sarah, GO!!!