Skip to comments.Gingrich says Palin will not be the future GOP leader
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 partys leader, as some have predicted.
I think that she is going to be a significant player, said Gingrich during an interview on CBSs Face the Nation. But shes going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. Shes 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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And Palin says Gingrich will not be future GOP leader
Yeah, Gov. Palin will be WHATEVER SHE WANTS!!!
Someone turned him into a newt...
No newts is good newts....
Well then, there is no hope for your RINO party!
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.
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?
And time will tell.
Newt has seen his day. Time to pack it up and go home, Newt.
Sarah Palin — the Rachel Ray of the political set. She’s done.
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.
I trust Palin. I don’t trust any of those other GOP snakes or any RINOs.
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..
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.
Newt jumped the Global Warming shark. That is fatal. He will be good operating in the background, but not as a figure head.
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.
Jealousy is so unbecoming.
And Newt is Emeril
As poorly written as this article’s headline may be, we can tell that Newt is not the future of the GOP.
Either Gingrich is right, or Palin is going to reform national Republicans like she reformed Alaska’s Republicans.
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.
Newt needs to hang ‘em up. Like an old gunfighter, he can’t resist slinging lead.
more dividing and conquering of Republicans from the lamestream media.
“ said Gingrich during an interview on CBSs Face the Nation. But shes going to be one of 20 or 30 significant players. Shes 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.
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.
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.
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.
You cannot teach most of the posters here to read.
[And whatever you may think of Gingrich, he is NOT a RINO. Duh.]
Who told you that Newt?
was it Nancy, Hillary or was it Algore at your last global warming conference?
Who are these 20 or 30 significant players?
I think Newt is blowing hot air
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.
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!
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.
Is that any kin to ExLax?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well it wont be Newt.
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!
I trust Palin and I like her politics but she’s not what I see as dynamic presidential material.
Thats a good point.
We need a solid Ideology more that a leader right now.
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.
Newt is as clueless as he was in 1998 after being deposed as House leader.
Just another has been blowhard!