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Palin predicts Santorumís rise in Iowa
WaPo ^ | Dec. 2, 2011 | Nia-Malika Henderson

Posted on 12/02/2011 2:04:41 PM PST by fightinJAG

Sarah Palin, who decided not to run for the White House and has so far been only a bit player in the race, name dropped Rick Santorum in her assessment of the GOP field, saying that he is the candidate who has been most ideologically consistent and will likely start getting a look from conservative voters.

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


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1 posted on 12/02/2011 2:04:45 PM PST by fightinJAG
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To: fightinJAG

Please let this be true.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 2:07:39 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: fightinJAG

If she will endorse him, this is a smart play. Pump him up and see if she can nudge his polls up. If so, expect a post-Christmas endorsement.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 2:08:10 PM PST by montag813
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To: fightinJAG

I’m not sure Rick may want that endorsement...

She smiled upon Rick Perry.....he tanked

She smiled upon Herman Cain....he tanked


4 posted on 12/02/2011 2:09:20 PM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: fightinJAG

The most assinine, distorted headline I have seen outside of protecting liberals or assaulting conservatism!

Sarah just picked a name out of thin air....nothing more.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 2:10:03 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: fightinJAG

YES! I love Rick Santorum.


6 posted on 12/02/2011 2:10:50 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: fightinJAG
Sarah was always going to choose the winner.

That's why there have been all the stories about Myth demanding she endorse him.

7 posted on 12/02/2011 2:10:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: fightinJAG

Could be, but he’s got to rise in a lot more in Iowa to seal the nomination.

Huckabee pulled off a surprise win in Iowa in 2008, but fizzled out shortly thereafter.

I would like it if he did...Santorum is the only non-Romney (besides Paul) who hasn’t had a massive surge in the polls. If Gingrich declines, Santorum would be the only shot we have. Incidentally, I researched Santorum’s background and he’s actually got the most conservative record of all the candidates.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 2:11:25 PM PST by pcottraux
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To: fightinJAG

When this plays out it’ll save us from the crop of RINOs currently in the lead AND cement her status as the ultimate kingmaker.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 2:11:43 PM PST by PalinPlease
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To: BubbaJunebug

She didn’t endorse either of them (for President) and their tanking was of their own doing (well, Perry more so than Cain, but Cain didn’t handle things well)


10 posted on 12/02/2011 2:11:58 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: montag813

Outside of SP,and HC Santorum is the only other candidate I would consider.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 2:12:24 PM PST by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. leader for America the Beautiful...Go Herman Cain.)
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To: fightinJAG

Good.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 2:12:36 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: BubbaJunebug

How much farther can you sink than 1 percent?

Anything less and it’d be like he wasn’t polling at all.


13 posted on 12/02/2011 2:14:29 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, than he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: fightinJAG

She also was effusive in her praise of Newt Gingrich, saying that the reason for his rise in the polls was because people are ready for a serious candidate with serious workable solutions to our problems. Smart woman, that.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 2:14:42 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

I posted a link on another thread about how John Kerry’s candidacy was dead in the water two weeks before Iowa. Then he did a big offensive there and carried off a huge upset.

So, it happens.


15 posted on 12/02/2011 2:15:17 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: fightinJAG; Huck
Now we are talkin'. Time to get some Conservatism back to the front and center of this election cycle. GO RICK...


16 posted on 12/02/2011 2:15:36 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: BubbaJunebug
Totally wrong,she did not smile on anyone. She only endorsed Perry for Governor and then he screwed that up. She likes Cain,but has not pushed him. She has said very nice things about Santorum,probably because their views are close.
17 posted on 12/02/2011 2:18:43 PM PST by samantha (Sarah is our TEAple. leader for America the Beautiful...Go Herman Cain.)
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To: fightinJAG

I would be so excited to vote if Santorum becomes the nominee. Bachmann too. I would love for them to make the ticket as a matter of fact. Put Cain in the Administration and we would be pretty good to go.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 2:20:34 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I don’t see where you’re going with this.

Did you see Palin’s appearance on Hannity last night?

And she said in the article she is not endorsing anyone yet. But she did talk up Santorum last night and she used the word “consistent” several times.

“Consistent” is clearly an “not Newt” word.

I took from her appearance that she was saying that a lot of conservatives were going to take a second look at other candidates, including Santorum, before rushing headlong into Newt’s arms.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 2:20:56 PM PST by fightinJAG (NO REPRESENTATION WITHOUT TAXATION! Everyone should pay taxes, everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Oh your little RINO will be fine. Don’t worry. Ugh you liberal Republicans drive me crazy. Can’t you be happy that perhaps we MIGHT finally get a conservative as the nominee?


20 posted on 12/02/2011 2:22:29 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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