Skip to comments.Who Will Sarah Palin Endorse?
Posted on 11/25/2011 11:24:58 AM PST by presidio9
The most sought-after endorsement of this political cycle will be from a woman who holds no political office and is not currently seeking one. That is why each of the Republican candidates have done the equivalent of kissing Sarah Palin's ring.
RealClearPolitics believes that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has the inside track for getting the Palin endorsement. Of course, reports about what Palin will or will not do is largely conjecture, even if it is sourced from people said to be within the Palin inner circle. Only Palin will know who she intends to endorse and when. Any definitive statement that does not cite her personally as a source should be taken with a grain of salt.
The criteria Palin will use to determine who to endorse will be who will be best for the country, in her judgment, and only secondarily who will be best for her own political fortunes. Palin has some definite ideas about how the United States should be governed, particularly in the suppression of honest graft in the congress and crony capitalism. Whomever is best suited to advance her agenda will get her endorsement.
Not one of the current candidates are perfectly suited for Palin's likely criteria. Romney is too squishy. Perry has been accused of practicing crony capitalism as governor of Texas. Herman Cain, while likely appealing to Palin, has stumbled since the sexual harassment allegations. Gingrich himself has been in politics for decades and
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If she endorsed Slick Willard in the primary, that would be it for her. She’d never recover from that.
[ I am sure Palin is going to hitch her wagon on a sinking ship.]
Palin has not anointed anyone..
“You newties are in full panic mode, Palin is not going to support a life time politician, that think cronyism is the way to run government and that government is the answer. It just takes another study and a few million/billion more to solve the problem and a rino.”
Yes no way she will do that, just ask John McCain, oh wait, that’s not a good example of your point is it.
If she’s smart, and I believe she is, she will endorse whoever wins the Republican nomination. The bottom line is to defeat the Clown with ears.
I don’t really expect her to endorse anyone. None of them ideally fit her bill, between lacking executive experience or being representative of insider-types with whiffs of crony-capitalism or lacking core values. Originally, I thought maybe... just maybe, she might have been willing to endorse Perry, due to his pretty decent energy/federalist stances. But some of his history of donor-received perks are a hair shady, and he’s been such a ridiculous stumblebum on the campaign trail.
If by chance she ‘does’ endorse, it would likely be much later in the game, when things look more like a two-man race, when it would have a more tactical effect.
The men are conservative on some things.... moderate on others..
YES;...... ALL OF THEM..
First of all I agree with 100 percent about Bachmann and would love for her to get the nom. However, I think you may have left Santorum out of the conservatives. You may have missed him since he is pretty low in the polls. Another to watch is Cain. Other than that they stink.
Find it odd that the same Freeprs who complain the most about flaming had no problem flaming the other GOP candidates when their candidate of choice was in single digits.
She’s going to endorse None Of The Above.
So you're saying Sarah Palin is an idiot, right?
I completely agree.
Whom will she endorse?
You would just have to remember what accomplishment she most relished and proposed for the Nation to determine which of the candidates are most closely aligned with action to her vision.
Correction: Sarah Palin is as skeeved out by Mitt Romney as the rest of us. She will endorse the most viable "not Romney" candidate. Her nomination will come with some qualifications, about issues where she and that candidate differ, but she will make that nomination in time for it to make a difference in the primaries. It would be out of character for her to do any less. If and when Mitt Romney is the consensus nominee, she will get behind him too.
I wouldn’t put $$ on it.
That’s the only thing that we can count on these days.
I don’t get it!
Sarah Palin will most likely endorse Rick Perry.
Palin will hang back from endorsing if the nominee turns out to be Romney. It’s a tricky situation, because both Newt and Cain might be close enough in primary-centered polling to look like they need her endorsement. It’s all in the timing, and what the first few primaries indicate: no one will win for sure without the Tea Party vote, and an endorsement by Palin will clear the way for a deluge of Tea Party voters, and validate the nominee. Yes, even if it’s Romney. If Gingrich seems to need the help at the precisely right moment, I believe she’ll endorse him and put him over the top. This will be a very interesting thing to watch/
We just can’t claim that right now. Too many delicate feelings would be demolished around here.