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Sarah Palin praises Newt Gingrich, but won’t make endorsement yet
The Boston Herald ^ | December 8, 2011 | Michael A. Memoli

Posted on 12/08/2011 7:41:03 AM PST by monkapotamus

WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin says she won’t make an endorsement in the GOP race just yet. But it sounds like there’s 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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; gingrich; newt; newt2012; newtgingrich; palin; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 12/08/2011 7:41:06 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus

Should this come to pass, the more devout Palin supports will likely slit their wrists...


2 posted on 12/08/2011 7:44:53 AM PST by Skip Ripley
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To: monkapotamus

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.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 7:46:39 AM PST by albie
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To: Skip Ripley

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.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 7:47:19 AM PST by milwguy
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To: Skip Ripley
Of the choices left this Palin supporter chooses newt.
5 posted on 12/08/2011 7:48:28 AM PST by McGruff (Hold the House, retake the Senate.)
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To: monkapotamus

Come on Sarah. Announce that you’re in the race.


6 posted on 12/08/2011 7:49:32 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Defeat Obama. End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: milwguy

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.”


7 posted on 12/08/2011 7:51:09 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: albie

You are correct! See post# 7


8 posted on 12/08/2011 7:52:31 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: BuffaloJack

Sarah should keep on doing what she is doing. I pray for her and her family.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 7:52:59 AM PST by Jukeman (Texas Guy born and bred and proud of it.)
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To: albie
Sounds to me like she’s hoping for someone else to throw their hat in.

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.

10 posted on 12/08/2011 7:57:35 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: monkapotamus
Palin will not endorse Gingrich. It is way to early.

My bet is Perry.

11 posted on 12/08/2011 7:58:00 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: monkapotamus

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.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 7:59:30 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Bigtigermike
Does she actually specifically state what the "corruption" is or is this some nebulous boogeyman she's using as a talking point?

With talk like this, she should've run herself.

13 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:11 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: albie

“He helped balance the budget isn’t praise”

Right. He helped Bill Clinton balance the budget.


14 posted on 12/08/2011 8:08:05 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless & Inhumane)
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To: newzjunkey

Heres the interview

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/12/video-of-governor-palins-interview-with-eric-bolling.html?nomobile


15 posted on 12/08/2011 8:08:40 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Skip Ripley

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.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:07 AM PST by bigbob
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To: monkapotamus

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.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 8:11:22 AM PST by wardaddy (Michelle, Sarah, Perry now Newt over Mitt.....that is how I've seen it and it's where we are)
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To: monkapotamus

Is Sarah aware that, though far and away superior to Obama, Newt is still a big government NWO globalist?


18 posted on 12/08/2011 8:11:27 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Now, if you haven’t been a fighter and successfully helped reform,

Hmm, can't say that about Michelle Bachman...........

19 posted on 12/08/2011 8:13:37 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: newzjunkey

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!


20 posted on 12/08/2011 8:14:36 AM PST by albie
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To: milwguy

No it doesn’t.


21 posted on 12/08/2011 8:28:07 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Skip Ripley

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.


22 posted on 12/08/2011 8:31:37 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: monkapotamus

Sarah who?


23 posted on 12/08/2011 8:38:18 AM PST by Aqua225 (Realist)
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To: monkapotamus

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.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 8:41:56 AM PST by Bobalu (even Jesus knew the poor would always be with us)
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To: monkapotamus; calcowgirl; DoughtyOne

Hasn’t anybody here heard the old expression: “Damning with faint praise?”


25 posted on 12/08/2011 8:42:45 AM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: Bobalu
This post is one reason I read FR....

Imagination's gone wild!!

Love it!!

26 posted on 12/08/2011 8:44:37 AM PST by Osage Orange (HE HATE ME)
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To: Skip Ripley

It’s more likely that she’ll endorse Newt over Obama or even Newt over Romney than, say, Newt over Santorum.


27 posted on 12/08/2011 8:52:47 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: monkapotamus
Get smart! A Washington outsider will not change anything. It requires a President that has experience in both as an insider and a outsider. Gingrich has both. He will know how to manipulate the Washington structure and get things done. Think, if that is possible. To educate an outsider how things work would waste months of time.
28 posted on 12/08/2011 8:59:42 AM PST by Logical me
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To: SierraWasp; wardaddy; JimRed; bigbob; JaguarXKE; milwguy
Yes...very faint praise...see post #7 above for what she really said...the title is misleading:
“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.”
-- roughly transcribed from Sarah Palin comments at http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/12/video-of-governor-palins-interview-with-eric-bolling.html?nomobile
Watch what she says starting at about 10:00 min into the video
29 posted on 12/08/2011 9:06:24 AM PST by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: milwguy

[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.


30 posted on 12/08/2011 9:19:37 AM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Skip Ripley; Oynx
Should this come to pass, the more devout Palin supports will likely slit their wrists...

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.

31 posted on 12/08/2011 9:38:13 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: isthisnickcool

You’re 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. What’s up with that? Double standards?


32 posted on 12/08/2011 9:53:25 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: monkapotamus

Not surprised. She also recently endorsed John McCain.


33 posted on 12/08/2011 9:55:59 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: CynicalBear
You’re 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. What’s up with that? Double standards?

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.

34 posted on 12/08/2011 10:31:42 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: SierraWasp

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.


35 posted on 12/08/2011 11:06:02 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: USS Alaska

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.


36 posted on 12/08/2011 11:34:06 AM PST by Skip Ripley
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To: isthisnickcool
>> 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.<<

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.

37 posted on 12/08/2011 1:18:25 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear
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?

38 posted on 12/08/2011 1:42:20 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: CynicalBear
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?

39 posted on 12/08/2011 1:42:38 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: isthisnickcool
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Let’s see, vote for Perry or follow God’s word. Hmmm

40 posted on 12/08/2011 2:16:18 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: CynicalBear
Let’s see, vote for Perry or follow God’s word. Hmmm

Or keep allah in the WH.....

41 posted on 12/08/2011 2:19:02 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Well said.

“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 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.

42 posted on 12/08/2011 2:29:18 PM PST by magglepuss (Don't tread on me)
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To: DoughtyOne
Very nice.

Just a small fact that not many here have noticed, but Palin changed her facebook political views from Republican to Conservative this past summer.

43 posted on 12/08/2011 2:32:38 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: isthisnickcool

The country will get what they deserve either fast or slow. I will not be instrumental in standing in God’s way.


44 posted on 12/08/2011 2:46:42 PM PST by CynicalBear
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To: magglepuss

That’s the direction I’m leaning too.

Appreciate the note of agreement.


45 posted on 12/08/2011 3:49:23 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What legacy?)
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To: rintense

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.


46 posted on 12/08/2011 4:01:25 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What legacy?)
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To: DoughtyOne
DO, you and I have been over this too many times. I have given your factual information that Hayworth was doomed long before Palin endorsed McCain, etc.

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.

47 posted on 12/08/2011 5:43:34 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense
DO, you and I have been over this too many times. I have given your factual information that Hayworth was doomed long before Palin endorsed McCain, etc.

You can present your view of things, but that doesn't mean that they are above reasoned rebuttal.  I don't remember the exact figures right now and I'm not going to look them up again, but at the time Sarah endorsed McCain, Hayworth was down seven to ten points.  Five weeks afterward, McCain was up by twenty.  If Hayworth had gotten the endorsement, he could have been in a dead heat with McCain.

Palin's appearance before the Tea Party and her assurance that McCain was one of them, gave the Tea Party all they needed to hear, to justify their votes for McCain.

If Palin had not done that, and had not allowed her voice to be played over the biggest Conservative talk radio stations in the state for at least five months, backing McCain, I believe Hayworth would have easily remained competitive.  His funding would have been a lot better. That would have helped considerably.

Sarah's endorsement also gave cover to a number of elected Republican players, who supported McCain over Hayworth.

I don't believe this is a pie in the sky view of things.  It's reasoned.

You also know I did not like it when she endorsed McCain and criticized her numerous times.

Okay, that's great.  I'm not trying to take you personally to task.

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.

Okay, but you are savvy and yet, you are not everyone.  We had a lot of folks out for the first time trying to take back America, and it was important to them who someone like Palin was supporting.  They were fired up, she took the time to appear before them, and she was quite popular and persuasive IMO.

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.

I'm not urging you to take that approach.  I do not think she'll wait that long, but I could be way off base.  We'll see.

She's already stated she will support whoever gets the nod because 'its anyone but Obama'.

I suppose that's a good tactic, but I will admit to thinking it will be very hard to vote for some of our candiates.

I do not believe that is a winning strategy, and, will not support that either.

It seems we agree on a fairly good amount of this.  I guess we should take solace in that.

48 posted on 12/08/2011 6:06:55 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What legacy?)
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To: DoughtyOne
I gave you a link to a survey which showed Hayworth's negatives were too high to overcome and that Palin's endorsement may have accounted for a 1-5% difference, but still not enough to account for the beating Hayworth took. I can search for it again if you'd like.

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.

49 posted on 12/08/2011 6:11:55 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense
I gave you a link to a survey which showed Hayworth's negatives were too high to overcome and that Palin's endorsement may have accounted for a 1-5% difference, but still not enough to account for the beating Hayworth took. I can search for it again if you'd like.

While I don't doubt there is a survey out there that backs what you're stating here, some things really don't make much sense to me if it accurately depicts the political real estate at the time in question.

If Palin's endorsement only accounted for a 1 to 5% difference, then why did Hayworth's trailing figures increase from around 7 to 10%  to over 20% in about five weeks directly after she gave it?

If her endorsement only accounted for 1 to 5%, why did McCain spend millions to air it for over five months?

If Hayworth's negatives were really out of control, why did McCain have to outspend him by over ten to one?  Why did Palin have to misrepresent McCain before the Tea Party?

If Hayworth't negatives were really out of control, why did a number of Republican office holders have to pile on?

There were two or three main issues with Hayworth, and yet I am supposed to believe that over one hundred issues concerning McCain left him with lower negatives?

Bottom line, Palin was wrong to endorse McCain. But she shouldn't have endorsed Hayworth, either.

While I agree regarding McCain, it is without question that Hayworth was better than McCain, and thus the candidate we wanted in the Senate.  We certainly didn't want a Democrat to win the seat.

Rintense, I know there were some issues with Hayworth, but Hayworth was solid on the issues.  I watched that guy for years, and never saw him come down on the wrong side of an issue.  I can't watch McCain for a single week without seeing him destroy us on one issue or another.

As for 'Anyone but Obama', count me out. Glad we have common ground on that.

I'm glad about that too, and as that philosophy applies to McCain vs Hayworth, I really don't see the same type of reasoning at all.

Would Hayworth be representing your state better than McCain right now?  Absolutely.  Would he be representing the nation better?  Absolutely.

He wouldn't have traveled to Libya to back the rebels.  McCain is the Muslim Brotherhood's best friend.  He might just as well be Obama's spokes-person with regard to his Libyan policy.

Huge mistake IMO.

50 posted on 12/08/2011 6:52:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Why back in '88, Conservatives backed Gore in Texas. What Reagan revolution? What legacy?)
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