Skip to comments.Sarah Palin praises Newt Gingrich, but won’t make endorsement yet
Posted on 12/08/2011 7:41:03 AM PST by monkapotamus
WASHINGTON Sarah Palin says she wont make an endorsement in the GOP race just yet. But it sounds like theres one candidate who could earn her support: Newt Gingrich.
The former Alaska governor, who waited until October to announce she would not be a candidate in the 2012 race, told Fox Business Network that Gingrich has "been a bit more successful" than Mitt Romney in courting party activists...
"He helped balance the budget under Bill Clinton. That is what we need today," she said...
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Should this come to pass, the more devout Palin supports will likely slit their wrists...
I wouldn’t call it “praise”. “He helped balance the budget” isn’t praise, just a fact. Sounds to me like she’s hoping for someone else to throw their hat in. I wish it was her.
If it does come to pass, tells you that those of us who felt Palin was not POTUS material were absolutely correct in the judgement of her.
Come on Sarah. Announce that you’re in the race.
The article is not completely true - she praised newt for balancing the budget but then said that he can’t claim to be a Washington “Outsider” and that he really is a D.C. insider. Here is the rest of what she said last night:
“Mr. Gingrich, show us what you have done to fight that [corruption], so that we can through relentless and sudden reform that is needed with a new President, that you can be the one to continue that reform. Now, if you haven’t been a fighter and successfully helped reform, well then you’re not going to get voted into office, and I’m saying that not specifically to Gingrich but to ANY of you, any of the candidates who have been a part of the problem, you’re NOT GOING TO GET MY SUPPORT, you’re not going to get most Independents’ and Conservatives’ support, you’re not going TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. We want to know WHAT YOU HAVE DONE to successfully fight for the reform and the anti-corruption practices that we need to adopt.”
You are correct! See post# 7
Sarah should keep on doing what she is doing. I pray for her and her family.
PLEASE! Come to reality! The nominee is going to be one of the seven running because no one else, including Palin, could be bothered. Stop wishing or better than there is. It's one them or Obama.
I'm tired of the myth of only the good, true and noble "outsider." W was an outsider and look how that turned out. I don't care where they come from, I care about what they've done and what they will do. The rest is populist drivel.
My bet is Perry.
How can this really matter? People have already made up their minds. If she endorsed Mitt, I doubt all the anti-Romney people would change and vote for him.
With talk like this, she should've run herself.
“He helped balance the budget isnt praise”
Right. He helped Bill Clinton balance the budget.
Heres the interview
Don’t hold your breath. Like she said on Hannity last night, ANY of the GOP candidates would be infinitely better than what we have now, and I will happily do what she said she will do and support whoever is the eventual nominee is.
The most important thing is to end the reign of Obama.
The second-most important thing is who does so.
She sat it out...and took till the end to tell us.
She should enjoy her home life.
I’m sorry she got spooked....it’s too bad.
The rise of Newt who I support is partly..maybe even mostly as a result of her own actions.
She will support and endorse him...no question.
Is Sarah aware that, though far and away superior to Obama, Newt is still a big government NWO globalist?
Hmm, can't say that about Michelle Bachman...........
I simply stated that “I wish” she would run and I do. Unfortunately the “reality” is we have little to work with. That said, no matter who gets the nomination I will work for them as hard as I did for McCain/Palin. And as much as I despise McCain I worked hard for them. Obama can not be allowed back in the WH or we’re through!
No it doesn’t.
Why, if that is who wins the primary what else would you do?
We don’t need another Perot in the form of a Ron Paul as a third party making sure Obama gets a second term.
Because of the overwhelming bias against Palin by the MSM there is just one way I see her ever becoming president.
She makes a deal with Newt, she endorses him and then he picks her as VP.
He serves 2 years and resigns for whatever reason, she becomes president and the MSM is powerless to stop it.
She becomes immune to the main charge that she is unqualified after serving as president and turning in a great performance.
She serves 10 years in office, 2 + 4 + 4. We have Palin until 2023!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
Don’t think for a second that Newt is not shrewd enough to pull this off.
Hasn’t anybody here heard the old expression: “Damning with faint praise?”
Imagination's gone wild!!
It’s more likely that she’ll endorse Newt over Obama or even Newt over Romney than, say, Newt over Santorum.
Mr. Gingrich, show us what you have done to fight that [corruption], so that we can through relentless and sudden reform that is needed with a new President, that you can be the one to continue that reform. Now, if you havent been a fighter and successfully helped reform, well then youre not going to get voted into office, and Im saying that not specifically to Gingrich but to ANY of you, any of the candidates who have been a part of the problem, youre NOT GOING TO GET MY SUPPORT, youre not going to get most Independents and Conservatives support, youre NOT GOING TO BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. We want to know WHAT YOU HAVE DONE to successfully fight for the reform and the anti-corruption practices that we need to adopt.-- roughly transcribed from Sarah Palin comments at http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/12/video-of-governor-palins-interview-with-eric-bolling.html?nomobile
[If it does come to pass, tells you that those of us who felt Palin was not POTUS material were absolutely correct in the judgement of her.]
It says nothing of the sort. Who is Palin going to support? Ron Paul? Perry with no followers?
I will vote for Gingrich, though the warts are for all to see, for lack of another option.
Why is that?
I'm as devout a Sarah guy as there is, and I'm leaning toward Newt without Sarah's opinion.
If she also likes him, that's good but if she endorsed someone else, I'd still lean toward Newt.
You don't know what "the devout Palin supporters" are thinking or would do, but it's nice that the Palin haters still care about us.
Youre tag says no Sharia and on your home page you show you are against Muslims but you still support the governor who openly welcomes Muslims and even breaks ground with them on a new Mosque. Whats up with that? Double standards?
Not surprised. She also recently endorsed John McCain.
I am against Sharia. So is Perry. As far as moslems go I have quotes from Churchill and others who point out the reality of what is called islam. I agree with those quotes and do not think islam works in western countries.
Perry supports Gitmo and has no problem with interrogation techniques. He is a strong supporter of Israel. There is no question he is a Christian. Perry is neutral overall when it comes to islam. Yep, he has had relations with the Aga Khan's folks and did attend the openings of their centers a couple of times. That is about it. If you can find some kind of ongoing and strenuous support of islam please let me know. I have spoke with some of Perry's people about terror and he supports using profiling.
I am comfortable with Perry when it comes to islam. As you have pointed out and I have too I am not too keen on islam. I have looked in to Perry's past actions regarding islam and just cannot find much to be really concerned about. The fact that I support Perry after looking at this topic may or may not say much to you or others but considering my view of islam and the fact that I have not been a Perry supporter in the past may indicate to some that it just is not that big of a deal. To me it is not.
If in the past Perry had actively supported islam you would have a point regarding a "double standard" but I have not found Perry to have been such a person.
The question is, who can we back these days?
I have said for decades that the Republican party was moving so far to the Left, that it could be seen as a branch of the Democrat party. That was considered by many to be preposterous. They dismissed my comments, and me.
Sure enough, here we are smack dab in the middle of the nomination process running up to 2012, and it’s very difficult to find a dude or dudette that hasn’t acted like a Democrat on a number of occasions. And if we speak up about that, we’re accused of being the person who is out of line. Say what?
I am so sick of excuses.
We have a couple of folks who did seem to get Conservatism on economics or an even broader basis, but they had some flaws too. We had nobody that believed what we did that could run a good campaign and not trip over their own feet, even though I did show support for two of them. I was desperate. I wanted to support the best we had.
The Republican party exists in a shambles, somewhere in limbo between actual Conservatism, and full blown socialism. It’s only saving grace isn’t that it is rock solid on the issues, because it’s also considerably Leftist these days. It’s that the Democrat party has become an open cesspool of America haters, destroyers of free enterprise, and folks who think our way of life should be surrendered to Marx, Mohammad, or if per chance a mix of both can be found. True followers of Christ ARE NOT among them. Obama is their gold standard until they can find someone worse.
And so we back who we can, and the pool of those we can is almost gone.
Both sides show contempt for our founding fathers and our founding documents. Hardly anybody is both echoing their message and living in accordance with them. If they are, they’re also somewhat tainted by some strange behaviors that are rather off-putting as well.
There’s very little place for us to go anymore. I’m not even convinced there’s is a place.
If you truly do love this nation, respect it’s founding fathers, want to abide by the U. S. Constitution, and desire to see some of the amendments that were counter to it’s original intent done away with, you have nobody out there representing you.
We can’t even voice respect for the Christian God in public. We can’t even protect our own territory from occupation. We can’t even launch and sustain military efforts intended to destroy people and organizations that wish to destroy us. We can’t even defend and demand that our own culture be respected and preserved.
We act as if respect for our enemies will buy us peace.
Where is the party that represents our nation, wishes to defend it, wishes to see it thrive off into the future?
This nation is falling in on itself, and even many of the folks here on this forum don’t realize the degree to which this is true.
There is a void in this nation. Voids are always filled. Another party whose participants do get it, is going to arise. The Tea Party may get it’s act together and become that entity, or another better party will arise and take it’s place.
This WILL NOT continue.
Republican Party, you better hope for a population explosion, because anyone over thirty will be too smart to buy into your idiocy any longer. Thank God.
You are not representing us. We long for a return to respect for this nation, and you’re not leading the way. You’re dragging us down.
I am saying this as a as a person who registered Republican in 1969, and has voted straight Republican, former Republican (once), or has abstained (twice) ever since.
Get out of the beltway, get your act together, or get lost.
Why would devout Palin supporters slit their wrists over an endorsement?
Once she endorses another candidate, it’s a lead pipe cinch that no amount of hope, prayer or persuasion will get her to run....On a basic, practical level, you can’t run after you endorse someone.
You can be as comfortable with him as you want but I will continue to speak out about anyone who is even neutral about the influence of Islam in this country. Perry calls himself a Christian but here is what scripture says about his association with those of the Islamic faith.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:8-9
2 John 1:9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Take note of the last sentence. You will not see me ever supporting or voting for Perry.
Even if Perry is the nominee? Against Obama.
At least Perry believes in the same Christ you do. So then what about Romney?
Even if Perry is the nominee? Against Obama.
At least Perry believes in the same Christ you do. So then what about Romney?
Lets see, vote for Perry or follow Gods word. Hmmm
Or keep allah in the WH.....
“Sure enough, here we are smack dab in the middle of the nomination process running up to 2012, and its very difficult to find a dude or dudette that hasnt acted like a Democrat on a number of occasions. And if we speak up about that, were accused of being the person who is out of line. Say what?”
I feel the same way. I have voted R my entire life. I have fallen for the “best we can get” defense over and over. I really don't see much difference in being corrupt, or looking the other way on corruption. But, to many here, that means I have a purity test.
I honestly believe if we end up with a moderate candidate again, then we haven't yet felt enough pain.
Just a small fact that not many here have noticed, but Palin changed her facebook political views from Republican to Conservative this past summer.
The country will get what they deserve either fast or slow. I will not be instrumental in standing in Gods way.
That’s the direction I’m leaning too.
Appreciate the note of agreement.
It is nice to know she sees a difference.
Let me ask you this.
If I told the Tea Party I was one of them, backed John McCain against a more Conservative candidate, told the Tea Party that John McCain was one of them, told America I backed John McCain’s political policies, told American I wanted to have illegal immigrants register so they could stay here and work, and wouldn’t be sending them home, would you think I was a Conservative?
If I changed my preference from Republican to Conservative without renouncing my past positions and refraining from any explanations or clarifications, would you see me as a Conservative?
I don’t think so.
Now she’s trying to tell us who the good candidates are, and I’m having a hard time buying into her qualifications to do so, in light of the fact she still hasn’t come to terms with her past support for McCain.
I’m not here to take Conservatives to task. I still feel quite compelled to keep pressure on Palin over a number of issues.
You also know I did not like it when she endorsed McCain and criticized her numerous times.
And I have also, on numerous occasions, said that who someone endorses makes no difference to me, nor will who (in this case) Palin endorses won't make a difference in who I support.
But I will say this... in light of Palin's tough stance on cronyism, Obamacare, the economy, etc., if she endorses Perry, Newt or Romney *before* the Convention, I am done with her.
She's already stated she will support whoever gets the nod because 'its anyone but Obama'.
I do not believe that is a winning strategy, and, will not support that either.
Bottom line, Palin was wrong to endorse McCain. But she shouldn't have endorsed Hayworth, either.
As for 'Anyone but Obama', count me out. Glad we have common ground on that.