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Gingrich May Have Inside Track on Palin's Endorsement
Real Clear Politics ^ | 2011-11-23 | Scott Conroy

Posted on 11/22/2011 8:31:09 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Almost immediately upon Sarah Palin's announcement that she would not seek the Republican nomination for president, the phone calls from almost all of the GOP candidates began pouring in. They wanted her endorsement.

While Palin has characteristically kept her cards close to her chest, advisers suggest that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee is likely to endorse before someone emerges as the inevitable nominee -- and that Newt Gingrich appears to be best-positioned to secure her support.

"They speak very favorably of Newt and what they see as his credentials as compared to Perry and Romney," one member of Palin's inner circle said of the former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, who has long served as her unofficial chief adviser.

Gingrich has been particularly effusive in expressing his admiration for Palin over the last few months, and she has returned the favor by heaping praise on the former House speaker.

"Newt Gingrich again, I think, did the best because he seems to be above a lot of the bickering that goes on," Palin said on Fox News after a Republican debate in Las Vegas last month, adding that Gingrich would “clobber” President Obama in a general election debate.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; gingrich; newt; newtgingrich; palin; palinendorsegingrich; reevaluategingrich; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 11/22/2011 8:31:11 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope Palin endorses Palin, and jumps in.
The current pool of candidates is just depressing...


2 posted on 11/22/2011 8:32:44 PM PST by frankenMonkey (10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now it's no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.)
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To: frankenMonkey

Heartily concur.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 8:33:51 PM PST by miele man
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope not. He has nothing in common with the positions she is most passionate about.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 8:34:46 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: frankenMonkey

Me to. If she gets behind newt I’m done with her.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 8:34:58 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: rabscuttle385
Palin endorsed McCain for Senate, so why would Newt worry her conscience?
6 posted on 11/22/2011 8:35:26 PM PST by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: rabscuttle385
N. Leroy Gingrich can probably count on Ali G's endorsement.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-_od4oxP4

7 posted on 11/22/2011 8:35:50 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: rabscuttle385

Unnamed sources. If it did turn out to be true, my last shred of respect for her would go with it.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 8:35:57 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: frankenMonkey

> hope Palin endorses Palin, and jumps in.
> The current pool of candidates is just depressing...

Amen to that brother.
The GOP will be repeating the 2008 election; and whoever the RATs put up (including Obama) will take the election unless some serious changes are made and a real electable constitutional conservative candidate comes forward.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 8:38:37 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I think I agree...The field is shrinking rapidly we need somebody else.


10 posted on 11/22/2011 8:39:51 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Ingtar
Could be an unnamed source named Callista Gingrich
11 posted on 11/22/2011 8:39:55 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rabscuttle385
While Palin has characteristically kept her cards close to her chest ....

Which, as you can imagine, isn't easy to do ....

12 posted on 11/22/2011 8:40:18 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: rabscuttle385; GeronL; Ingtar
It would destroy her credibility, especially if done solely to Congresswoman Bachmann.

I really hope this doesn't pan out.

13 posted on 11/22/2011 8:40:44 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: frankenMonkey

I hope Palin endorses Palin, and jumps in.
The current pool of candidates is just depressing...

I couldn’t agree more.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 8:41:01 PM PST by greene66
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To: rabscuttle385

OMG! Ick!


15 posted on 11/22/2011 8:41:12 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rabscuttle385

this is stupid.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 8:41:23 PM PST by ken21
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To: OddLane
That should have read "to spite Congresswoman Bachmann."

I think Sarah is above that.

I could understand endorsing him if, God forbid, he's the eventual GOP nominee, but there's no justification for backing his primary bid.

17 posted on 11/22/2011 8:42:31 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: rabscuttle385

Something tells me this is being heavily reconsidered after tonight’s debate.


18 posted on 11/22/2011 8:42:35 PM PST by PAConservative1 (Myth, Ricardo, and AmNEWTsty - NON STARTERS!)
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To: GeronL

“I hope not. He has nothing in common with the positions she is most passionate about.”
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Who, out of the current crop of bums, comes any closer ?


19 posted on 11/22/2011 8:42:49 PM PST by AlexW
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL


20 posted on 11/22/2011 8:43:33 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: AlexW

She doesn’t need to endorse anyone. None of them deserve it.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 8:43:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: frankenMonkey

What better endorsement could one hope for than her statement that “he did the best and would clobber Obama.”

She is naturally looking for a sure candidate and sees at least in this moment in time, for herself who looks sure, and does “the best”, and “would clobber Obama”.

What’s left to be hoped for in an endorsement? Did she say, ever, that anyone else was the “best”, and “would clobber” Obama?


22 posted on 11/22/2011 8:44:32 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Am I correct in the assumption that she did endorse Perry for Gov in 2010 over kay bailey, Medina and Bill White?


23 posted on 11/22/2011 8:45:13 PM PST by corbe
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To: corbe

Yep. She endorsed Perry for governor.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 8:46:01 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

After her endorsement of Spike Maynard in WV 3 in 2010, her endorsement mean little to me.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 8:47:15 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: rabscuttle385
You mean unlike many of the folks here at FR, Sarah Palin actually wants to beat Obama in 2012? The horror.
26 posted on 11/22/2011 8:47:26 PM PST by jpf (phillies)
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To: RitaOK

What are you even talking about?


27 posted on 11/22/2011 8:49:17 PM PST by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: RitaOK

I guess what I’m saying is that I prefer Gov. Palin to any of the current gaggle.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 8:49:38 PM PST by frankenMonkey (10 years ago we had Steve Jobs, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now it's no Jobs, no Hope and no Cash.)
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To: rabscuttle385

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGhy8LVwAo&

29 posted on 11/22/2011 8:50:00 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: RitaOK

I remember that one.


30 posted on 11/22/2011 8:50:46 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: rabscuttle385
Newt really stepped in it tonight on the immigration issue. I think Sarah Palin would be wise to continue what she is doing - speaking out on the issues and attacking Obama.

Tonight's debate left me thinking that the anti-Romney (Newt) be more like Romney than the man himself.

Of all the people on the stage, I trust Newt the least.

31 posted on 11/22/2011 8:51:29 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: rabscuttle385

Palin endorse Newt? Not gonna happen.


32 posted on 11/22/2011 8:51:34 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: OddLane

“.....if, God forbid, he’s the eventual GOP nominee, but there’s no justification for backing his primary bid. “ <<<

Of course this isn’t a real endorsement, but it is the next closest thing and being said during the primary. But, no, Palin is not going out on a limb against her base this early or as you said, in a primary fight. She doesn’t go out on limbs, at least when not not physically surrounded by her base chanting her name.


33 posted on 11/22/2011 8:51:48 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"They speak very favorably of Newt and what they see as his credentials as compared to Perry and Romney," one member of Palin's inner circle said of the former Alaska governor and her husband, Todd, who has long served as her unofficial chief adviser.

I guess Herman is just chopped liver.

34 posted on 11/22/2011 8:52:08 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Michael Barnes

” What are you even talking about? “ <<<<

Usually, whatever I want. Did you miss something?


35 posted on 11/22/2011 8:53:46 PM PST by RitaOK (Rasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: monkapotamus
The guy is articulate defending Palin.

What a loss that Palin isn't running.
Honestly; this thing would be over by now if she was running.

36 posted on 11/22/2011 8:54:22 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: donna
Many Republican women would like Sarah Palin better is she looked like Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Debbie Stabenow ... especially Republican women that look like Debbie Wasserman Schultz or Debbie Stabenow.
37 posted on 11/22/2011 8:55:12 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: corbe
Am I correct in the assumption that she did endorse Perry for Gov in 2010 over kay bailey, Medina and Bill White?

You are correct. It was an unnecessary endorsement, as Barney Fife could've won against those three (Kay, Bill and Medina).

38 posted on 11/22/2011 8:55:24 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: rabscuttle385
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Who will it be, who will it be?
39 posted on 11/22/2011 8:55:24 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: frankenMonkey

She certainly has to know that there are many who want her to get in the game by now.


40 posted on 11/22/2011 8:55:25 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: rabscuttle385

At this point it seems down to Romney or Gingrich with Perry maybe having an outside shot.
Cain is not going to happen...he can’t answer simple questions on foreign policy.

I don’t think it would be a bad move to endorse Gingrich over Romney...not that I’m particularly fond of either of them.


41 posted on 11/22/2011 8:57:20 PM PST by SMCC1
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To: Jane Long

But, the fact that she went out of her way to name one person she endorsed ...


42 posted on 11/22/2011 8:57:28 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bwc2221

I don’t agree. Republican women like Sarah just as she is. She is smart and good looking.


43 posted on 11/22/2011 8:59:35 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: isthisnickcool

Did’nt Palin endorse McLame for senator in 2010?
That was my turn off. McLame’s opponent was a much better conservative primary candidate.


44 posted on 11/22/2011 9:00:14 PM PST by federal__reserve (What matters in 2012 is jobs, jobs, jobs! Jobs kill unemployment, foreclosures & deficits)
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To: bwc2221

I realize there are a bunch of open borders Republicans-some of whom I know-who are on Twitter praising Gingrich for tonight’s performance, but his stance on immigration is political cyanide in any Republican primary.


45 posted on 11/22/2011 9:09:41 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: RitaOK

Re: Sarah’s endorsement of Rick Perry for Texas Gov...

I’m not sure Sarah’s endorsement was that important in the scheme of things as most Texans felt Kay Bailey Hutchison wasn’t a compelling enough reason to change govs. She’d been silent in DC and campaigned little in Texas and added nothing politically to Texas than what we already had.


46 posted on 11/22/2011 9:20:16 PM PST by Shugee
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To: OddLane
The interesting thing is that all the CNN contributors (including Dana Loesch) declared Gingrich the winner.

Dana is normally a very attractive woman, but with her hairstyle tonight she looked like Eddie Munster.

47 posted on 11/22/2011 9:20:48 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: RitaOK

Well hold your horses! Sarah just said on Hanniy the other day that she had “no preferences” and that she’s not about to “endorse anyone” any time soon in this very fluid primary process. I doubt that she endorse anyone in the primary


48 posted on 11/22/2011 9:24:35 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: bwc2221
John Bolton should have been the one asking the questions, IMO.

Him, or Frank Gaffney.

49 posted on 11/22/2011 9:24:35 PM PST by OddLane (If Lionel Hutz and Guy Smiley had a lovechild together, his name would be "Mitt Romney." -KAJ)
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To: OddLane

I understand what your sayin but on the stage is left that has the immigration thing with a fully conservative bent ?


50 posted on 11/22/2011 9:25:57 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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