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Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader
The Hill ^

Posted on 11/16/2008 11:40:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader By Alexander Bolton Posted: 11/16/08 01:05 PM [ET]

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is batting down the hype that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin heads into 2012 as the frontrunner for the GOP presidential nomination.

Palin energized the Republican base after GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) tapped her as his running mate and she has tried to preserve her high public profile since Election Day.

But Gingrich, an architect of the Republican revolution of 1994, took Palin down a notch, asserting that she would not become the party’s leader, as some have predicted.

“I think that she is going to be a significant player,” said Gingrich during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation”. “But she’s going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. She’s not going to be the de facto leader.”

Since the defeat of the GOP ticket, Palin has pursued an aggressive media strategy, scheduling a full slate of interviews to keep her face on television.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexanderbolton; gingrich; gop; newgop; newt; newtgingrich; palin; sarahpalin; waronsarah
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1 posted on 11/16/2008 11:40:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

And Palin says Gingrich will not be future GOP leader


2 posted on 11/16/2008 11:41:41 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Yeah, Gov. Palin will be WHATEVER SHE WANTS!!!


3 posted on 11/16/2008 11:42:20 AM PST by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and BO is a WHINING marxist)
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To: mylife

Someone turned him into a newt...

No newts is good newts....


4 posted on 11/16/2008 11:42:25 AM PST by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader

Well then, there is no hope for your RINO party!

5 posted on 11/16/2008 11:42:41 AM PST by MrPiper
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To: Crim

Yark!


6 posted on 11/16/2008 11:42:50 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

What an extraordinarily misleading headline. Gingrich never said Palin would not be the future of the GOP, rather he said there are a number of rising stars and she is but one of them.


7 posted on 11/16/2008 11:43:01 AM PST by St. Louis Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver

Anyone else sick of establishment Republicans telling us who or who will not be our leader? Sorry, we get to pick. Not Gingrich, not Whitman, not Perry. We the people. Capiche?


8 posted on 11/16/2008 11:43:07 AM PST by Blogger
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To: Sub-Driver

And time will tell.


9 posted on 11/16/2008 11:43:20 AM PST by freemike
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To: mylife

Newt has seen his day. Time to pack it up and go home, Newt.


10 posted on 11/16/2008 11:43:31 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sarah Palin — the Rachel Ray of the political set. She’s done.


11 posted on 11/16/2008 11:43:53 AM PST by DryFly
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To: Sub-Driver

Competition is good. 30 or so potential leaders that are truely conservative is a good thing. And I think that is what we are going to find we have.


12 posted on 11/16/2008 11:45:15 AM PST by Dead Dog
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To: Sub-Driver

I trust Palin. I don’t trust any of those other GOP snakes or any RINOs.


13 posted on 11/16/2008 11:45:58 AM PST by FloridaBattleGround
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To: mylife

Newt is so yesterday, and I for one am not interested in his thoughts.. he should concentrate on his present wife..
Sarah, if a vote were held today against Newt would she would win by about 75 percent or more..


14 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:17 AM PST by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: mylife

Palin will easily blow away the usual crowd of Republican suspect sadsacks in the primaries, and Newt and the boys better start getting used to the idea immediately. Comments like his, and those of various worthless unnamed staffers reveal why the party is in shreds. Wake up and smell the coffee, Newt.


15 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:20 AM PST by mathurine
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To: JaneNC

Newt jumped the Global Warming shark. That is fatal. He will be good operating in the background, but not as a figure head.


16 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:24 AM PST by Dead Dog
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To: Sub-Driver

I think it is for the voters to decide what she is in the next election. And so what on the agressive media approach, everyone has a book, everyone gets on late night TV and everyone does the Sunday morning talking heads rounds. It is what politicans do and people in the news do. Is Newt not getting enough interviews and becoming jealous? If anything, he should push her forward. You don’t see a rising woman outside of Hillary Clinton on the Democratic Party side and it is a weakness of the Democratic party that can be exploited that can be used for coalitions to win elections.


17 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:27 AM PST by volslover
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To: Sub-Driver

Jealousy is so unbecoming.


18 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:41 AM PST by Carley (Real Americans love Trigg's mom.)
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To: DryFly

And Newt is Emeril


19 posted on 11/16/2008 11:46:46 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

As poorly written as this article’s headline may be, we can tell that Newt is not the future of the GOP.


20 posted on 11/16/2008 11:47:01 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Either Gingrich is right, or Palin is going to reform national Republicans like she reformed Alaska’s Republicans.


21 posted on 11/16/2008 11:47:12 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s nothing wrong with what Newt said. He’s right. Sarah’s going to have a lot of GOP competition. That’s just a fact, not a slam on Sarah.


22 posted on 11/16/2008 11:47:33 AM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt needs to hang ‘em up. Like an old gunfighter, he can’t resist slinging lead.


23 posted on 11/16/2008 11:48:01 AM PST by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: Sub-Driver

more dividing and conquering of Republicans from the lamestream media.


24 posted on 11/16/2008 11:48:10 AM PST by lonestar67 (Its time to withdraw from the War on Bush-- your side is hopelessly lost in a quagmire.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The old skirt chaser is correct on this point.
25 posted on 11/16/2008 11:48:37 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: St. Louis Conservative

Bump.


26 posted on 11/16/2008 11:48:59 AM PST by dr_who
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To: Sub-Driver; Issaquahking; All

“” said Gingrich during an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation”. “But she’s going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. She’s not going to be the de facto leader.””

“BECAUSE I SAID SO!”.......More of Gingrich wishful thinking. This guy can’t be trusted and he’s as RINO as McCain. Please be skeptical.


27 posted on 11/16/2008 11:49:19 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925)
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To: mylife
That's not what he said. He said she wouldn't be the "de facto" leader, and he's right. To anoint her so already would be a big mistake. She must earn it, as everyone else does.

The first thing she can do is to govern well; then write some things so that her name gets out there as associated with conservative ideas---just as Reagan did for 20 years. She needs to make some speeches---on her own, not as McCain's front-person.

I like Palin. She needs to show the commitment to winning the presidency that it requires. I'm sure she has it in her.

28 posted on 11/16/2008 11:49:23 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Sub-Driver
Well, Mr RINO Newt!

Sarah Palin writes a few books in the next four years, builds a war chest of over 10 million dollars on her own, and then runs in the Republican primary and wipes you RINO snots to back to Loser-ville as the Republican and Conservative voters overwhelmingly pick her to run for the presidency.

29 posted on 11/16/2008 11:50:28 AM PST by avacado
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To: St. Louis Conservative

I agree. This is mainstream crap, trying to stir the pot so that conservatives stay disorganized. We don’t want to do to Palin what the Dems did to Hillary-—anoint her four years early, then have to re-tool while someone else comes on the scene. Yeah, they got lucky, with a once-in-a-lifetime guy. You won’t do that every election.


30 posted on 11/16/2008 11:50:43 AM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

You cannot teach most of the posters here to read.


31 posted on 11/16/2008 11:50:57 AM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Boy, I wish people would read the full article instead of simply commenting on the headline, which, as usual is misleading. Gingrich hasn't said anything particularly controversial. Palin is a very promising addition to the GOP field and clearly a star, but there are several others. Palin will not become a leader in the party unless she can turn her grass-roots support into a network of alliances and commitments. After we see who she cmapaigns for, and who she raises money for in 2010, we'll have a clearer picture.

[And whatever you may think of Gingrich, he is NOT a RINO. Duh.]

32 posted on 11/16/2008 11:51:05 AM PST by FredZarguna (Archimedes, Newton, Leibniz, James and John Bernoulli, Euler, Gauss, Riemann, Hermite, Laplace...)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader

Who told you that Newt?

was it Nancy, Hillary or was it Algore at your last global warming conference?

33 posted on 11/16/2008 11:51:09 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: LS

Who are these 20 or 30 significant players?

I think Newt is blowing hot air


34 posted on 11/16/2008 11:51:16 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a surprise. Newt said last week he’s considering a presidential bid of his own. They’re all trying to knock down the grassroots support for Gov. Palin.


35 posted on 11/16/2008 11:51:42 AM PST by Al B.
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To: Steamburg

Let us not forget that His Newtness supports global warming.

As far as I’m concerned he can go to....to where ever he is from and stay there.

I have a great idea. Lets have the voters decide Newt!


36 posted on 11/16/2008 11:52:56 AM PST by stockpirate (United Socialist States of America - USSA. Slaves to our socialist masters.)
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To: MrPiper
Gingrich isn't a RINO but he was entirely too tolerant of them. Guess he needed some on hand to organize the Senate.

If he'd been less tolerant we'd most likely have gotten more Conservative Senators into office and they'd still be there.

I thinking back to the 1994 election ~ a word from Gingrich to John Warner (the RINO senator from Virginia) to keep his mouth shut would have put North into office and kept Chuck Robb from another term.

If Gingrich feels he can't participate in purging the RINOs he can help us by NOT encouraging any of them.

37 posted on 11/16/2008 11:53:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: mylife
And Newt is Emeril

Is that any kin to ExLax?

38 posted on 11/16/2008 11:54:53 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Sub-Driver

At this point, I think the very terminology, “GOP leader,” is hypothetical. There is too much that needs to be done....and it needs to be done by many.


39 posted on 11/16/2008 11:55:01 AM PST by SumProVita ("Cogito ergo sum pro vita." .....updated Descartes)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well Newt, I can only speak for me. I thought about writing Duncan Hunter in but decided to give Sarah a chance to fix things, since you guys can’t seem to get the job done.John McCain was not a consideration.


40 posted on 11/16/2008 11:55:36 AM PST by CindyDawg (Lord, please bless America)
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To: Sub-Driver

Do we even know if she has aspirations for the White House? Big commitment. Lots of ass kissing and fund raising. Does she want to go through that and put her family through all of that? This would be far more than just a few months on the ticket as VP nominee.

She should follow Reagan’s path. Give speeches, refine her conservative message. McCain really had no message or plan and that is one of the things that sunk him.


41 posted on 11/16/2008 11:55:38 AM PST by tips up
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To: Ole Okie

Bam!


42 posted on 11/16/2008 11:55:51 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: org.whodat

Recalling Oliver North’s candidacy in 1994, I’d suggest to you it’s not that Freepers can’t read but that RINOs and countryclubbers have short memories. Gingrich didn’t help and we ended up with Chuck Robb again.


43 posted on 11/16/2008 11:55:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

Well it wont be Newt.


44 posted on 11/16/2008 11:56:15 AM PST by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: MrPiper
Newts right. Sarah Palin seems like a nice person and has done good things in Alaska.

But she has as much chance of winning the primary as Mike Huckabee does, -0-. Nota. Zilch. Way too much baggage.

The future of the Republican party will belong to Michael Steele.
45 posted on 11/16/2008 11:56:30 AM PST by Stourme
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To: Sub-Driver

Gingrich is a horse’s arse. His predications are 68% correct about 22% of the time. He blew it big in the House thanks to his overstretched ego. However, that same ego now demands that he play the role of spoiler — and his rancid fingers leave their mark everywhere. Ye Gods, the sclerotic Republican Party needs new blood!


46 posted on 11/16/2008 11:56:37 AM PST by Melchior
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To: FloridaBattleGround

I trust Palin and I like her politics but she’s not what I see as dynamic presidential material.


47 posted on 11/16/2008 11:56:55 AM PST by sonic109
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To: SumProVita

Thats a good point.
We need a solid Ideology more that a leader right now.


48 posted on 11/16/2008 11:57:11 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Blogger

We didn’t pick McCain...the Republican leaders picked him! Along with the democrats. We need a closed primary. I can’t get the GOP Chair in AL to respond to my concerns about an open primary.


49 posted on 11/16/2008 11:57:19 AM PST by mtnwmn (mtnwmn)
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To: Sub-Driver

Newt is as clueless as he was in 1998 after being deposed as House leader.

Just another has been blowhard!


50 posted on 11/16/2008 11:57:30 AM PST by texican01
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