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Gingrich Floats Sarah Palin As Possible Vice President Pick
Real Clear Politics ^ | 30 December 2011 | RCP

Posted on 12/30/2011 2:34:24 PM PST by Erik Latranyi

Newt Gingrich tells a tele-townhall that Sarah Palin is someone to be considered for the Vice Presidency or Energy Secretary.

Caller: If you’re fortunate enough to be nominated, would you consider having Sarah Palin as your running mate?

Gingrich: She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: compulsion; election; fixation; freddiemac; gingrich; obsession; palin; vp
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Maybe this will change some FReepers minds about Newt?
1 posted on 12/30/2011 2:34:40 PM PST by Erik Latranyi
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To: Erik Latranyi

Never happen. I’m a Newt and Palin supporter, but Newt’s just trawling (trolling) here. -:)


2 posted on 12/30/2011 2:37:11 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Sandwiches, spaghetti... she is the total package.

There might even be snacks that we don’t yet know about
that she could serve. I wouldn’t even put nachos past her.

For such times as these..


3 posted on 12/30/2011 2:41:51 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Freddie Newt must be desperate to get Palin’s endorsement.

I don’t think she will give it to the corrupt, pompous, DC Hack of Freddie Mac.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 2:42:25 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Erik Latranyi

If he’s sincere and not just prostituting himself for votes...


5 posted on 12/30/2011 2:44:16 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

+1.

Simple idea which would win the Whitehouse.

Seriesly.

It really is that simple.


6 posted on 12/30/2011 2:44:25 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Erik Latranyi

Wow, newt is pulling every trick in the book. first crying, now playing the palin card.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 2:45:28 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Erik Latranyi

This is bullspit. Newt didn’t “float” it, the caller did.


8 posted on 12/30/2011 2:45:42 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: VinL

Agreed. Playing with fire too. IF he were elected, and IF he put her in some sort of cabinet position, that would be great. Right now, he needs to win this on his own and with his own ideas and persuasion - including backing off of some things from the past few years.


9 posted on 12/30/2011 2:46:26 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: VinL

I don’t think Newt would do this do you? :-)


10 posted on 12/30/2011 2:47:11 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: VinL; Jonty30

I might share your suspicious, except that Newt gave a fabulous defense of Palin to Ron Allen of NBC at the 08 convention. I mean he praised her up one side and down the other and scorched the media for even questioning her experience. It was fabulous.

It’s been on FR recently. Google Newt Ron Allen Sarah Palin and I’m sure you’ll like it. Whether or not you like Newt or Palin its must see TV for anyone who dislikes NBC.


11 posted on 12/30/2011 2:47:28 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: tennmountainman

Fredie Newt didn’t bring it up, the caller did. All Newt did was not rule it out.


12 posted on 12/30/2011 2:47:41 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: mamelukesabre

You might be right if you had your facts straight, but you don’t. The caller played the “Palin card” not the Newt.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 2:49:38 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

ROFLOL, desperation and grasping at straws meet.


14 posted on 12/30/2011 2:51:26 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
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To: mamelukesabre

It’s not going to happen.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 2:51:40 PM PST by juliej
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To: mamelukesabre

Or, you could watch this from 2008 and know that Newt’s admiration for Palin is genuine and has been going on for many years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ie8LDlgJ0c

He first talks about Palin at about 1:43, but the good stuff is around the 2 minute mark. The best part is right near the 2:30 mark til the end.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 2:52:00 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Erik Latranyi

Since Palin would not compete for the top spot, one she most likely would have won, why would she consider #2 again?

As someone else posted, she’s too busy making money.

She had to put up with one big ego on the 2008 ticket. I doubt she would consider being on a ticket as the #2 for another one.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 2:52:22 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Erik Latranyi

Wow. Very disappointing to have RCP tell such a blatant falsehood on their site. How can they print “Newt floats...” when clearly the caller floated the idea? This is the same thing they did to him when they said he would jail judges “he disagreed with.”


18 posted on 12/30/2011 2:52:39 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Maybe this will change some FReepers minds about Newt?

Not really, Newt has to say something when asked such a question........it's called "Political Speak".......

19 posted on 12/30/2011 2:52:51 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Santa missed my house again....or maybe he's stuck in the chimney. I'll go look.......)
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To: VinL

whether he’s trolling or trawling, I can’t think of another candidate who would say her name out loud with superlatives attached the way he did... they wouldn’t want the media backlash... they all have said very tepid generic things about Palin... Newt out and out praises her... for the record, I support Newt :)


20 posted on 12/30/2011 2:54:03 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: VinL

whether he’s trolling or trawling, I can’t think of another candidate who would say her name out loud with superlatives attached the way he did... they wouldn’t want the media backlash... they all have said very tepid generic things about Palin... Newt out and out praises her... for the record, I support Newt :)


21 posted on 12/30/2011 2:55:13 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
Caller: If you’re fortunate enough to be nominated, would you consider having Sarah Palin as your running mate?

Gingrich floats...?

22 posted on 12/30/2011 2:55:44 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

I’d find it more useful for her to float Newt as a possible senior-advisor pick.


23 posted on 12/30/2011 2:56:23 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: VinL

My God, this is the first desperate thing I’ve seen Newt do. Ever.

He is definitely trolling the edges of a chasm here. Think how many voters he would lose in order to gain the Palin fans. Of course he is not serious, but to utter a hairbrained idea like that instantly hurts his credibility.

Heck, even Palin supporters would be, or should be, suspicious of the motive. He definitely has spit in his whistle on this one. Yikes!


24 posted on 12/30/2011 2:57:45 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: true believer forever

At least Newt would let Sarah be Sarah instead of what McCain did to her...


25 posted on 12/30/2011 2:57:53 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: RitaOK
My God, this is the first desperate thing I’ve seen Newt do. Ever.

Except Newt didn't do it...the caller did.

26 posted on 12/30/2011 2:59:17 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

1st, congrats on making Politco (assuming it was you)

Gov. Palin would be great campaigning for Gingrich- but as a ticket????- not a big enough cargo plane to carry all that baggage.

-:)


27 posted on 12/30/2011 2:59:34 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: humblegunner

How about a soup sandwich?

Those are great!


28 posted on 12/30/2011 3:01:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RitaOK

I see now that this was not Newt at all. Knew it didn’t sound like Newt, but you never know.

Those of us who didn’t read the article need to take a breath. Newt is not into political suicide, that’s for sure.


29 posted on 12/30/2011 3:02:25 PM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: tennmountainman
Why would two-year governor Palin endorse has-been Newt?

GINGRICH (68) – U.S. House of Representatives [GA] - 20 years [Speaker 1995-99]

Why? FOUR straight balanced budgets (remember those?), welfare reform, 11 million NEW jobs, and about 4% (beats 8-9% everyday!) unemployment under Speaker Newt.

30 posted on 12/30/2011 3:02:54 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Erik Latranyi

You sure know how to get the PDSers a’posting, Erik!


31 posted on 12/30/2011 3:03:09 PM PST by ngat
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To: Erik Latranyi

By a simple reading of the text, this headline is demonstrably FALSE. It will only change the minds of those weak-minded enough not to be able to recognize it for such. Those with anti-Newt bias will of course ignore the truth, or are this very minute calculating a way around it.


32 posted on 12/30/2011 3:03:09 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Moving from Wasilla to Washington D.C. for four possibly eight years as second fiddle?..
This will not happen.. unless shes drugged, beat up or looses her mind..

I would like to see her prepare for a run for Lisa Moosecowskis Senate seat..
Joe Miller can run for the other one..


33 posted on 12/30/2011 3:04:06 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: potlatch
Has Newt hired Ed Rollins?

34 posted on 12/30/2011 3:04:06 PM PST by devolve
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To: Erik Latranyi

Moving from Wasilla to Washington D.C. for four possibly eight years as second fiddle?..
This will not happen.. unless shes drugged, beat up or looses her mind..

I would like to see her prepare for a run for Lisa Moosecowskis Senate seat.. or Governor again..
Joe Miller can run for the other one..


35 posted on 12/30/2011 3:04:42 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: true believer forever

I agree with you- Newt is fearless. But Gingrich/Palin? First, they appeal to the same base- Newt needs someone who will bring a state, region or an alternative constituency. Second, the media would never let up.


36 posted on 12/30/2011 3:05:54 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: true believer forever
"I can’t think of another candidate who would say her name out loud with superlatives attached the way he did... they wouldn’t want the media backlash... they all have said very tepid generic things about Palin... Newt out and out praises her... for the record, I support Newt :)"

Go Newt!

37 posted on 12/30/2011 3:06:12 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Stupid. Just plain stupid.


38 posted on 12/30/2011 3:06:21 PM PST by Hattie
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To: devolve

Far more likely Rollins works for Romney.

Notice how everyone (else) but Mitt, is constantly slimed?

I sure do.


39 posted on 12/30/2011 3:06:49 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: hosepipe
I would like to see her prepare for a run for Lisa Moosecowskis Senate seat..

Now you're onto something.

40 posted on 12/30/2011 3:06:58 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: hosepipe
I would like to see her prepare for a run for Lisa Moosecowskis Senate seat..

Now you're onto something.

41 posted on 12/30/2011 3:07:21 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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For the record, I did not enter this thread and express my thoughts on this topic.
that's thirty-five threads since twelve sixteen eleven

42 posted on 12/30/2011 3:08:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Santorum..., are you giving it some thought? I knew you would.)
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To: CainConservative

If he is so great, why isn’t he leading the pack by double digits? Answer” Baggage. Corrupt. Morals.

Your comment just pushed me over the edge to write in Palin’s name in the Tennessee Primary. I can’t bring myself to vote for the corrupt, DC Hack of Freddie Mac. Nor can I vote for any other of the stooges. So, I will write in Palin’s name. Let the chips fall where they will.


43 posted on 12/30/2011 3:09:20 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: VinL
Second, the media would never let up.

I agree with you there. Sarah might be the one person on the planet who is more radioactive than Newt.

44 posted on 12/30/2011 3:09:20 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

If he swears to do so on a stack of bibles then I’m on board!

But I doubt he is serious.


45 posted on 12/30/2011 3:09:25 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Erik Latranyi

LOL, if you read this he doesn’t say much of anything other than possible energy secretary.

But... there are those that will read much more into it. LMAO!


46 posted on 12/30/2011 3:09:45 PM PST by dforest
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To: Jonty30
If he’s sincere and not just prostituting himself for votes...

He's prostituting Sarah for votes.

47 posted on 12/30/2011 3:12:09 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: ez

oh my gosh - this is the first time I have ever thought about that... can you even imagine what she would do to McConnell when she took to the microphone following one of his appeasement speeches regardless what it was about... oh my gosh - just the thought!!


48 posted on 12/30/2011 3:12:54 PM PST by true believer forever (First, they came for the rich.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

PERRY/PALIN 2012


49 posted on 12/30/2011 3:13:48 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: ez

There is no person on this planet who more motivates the real GOP base than Palin.

Nobody.

All the rest is just electioneering.

With other republicans now on the attack, rather than the Hollywood and democrat left.

It doesn’t matter if a Republican is “radioactive”.

They’ll end up that way, because they’ll be slimed 24/7. Doesn’t matter who they are.

Romney will be villified as Gordon Gecko, and trounced.

All republicans are “radioactive”, or soon will be. It’s how the left does business. Not just for some republicans. For ANY REPUBLICAN WHO SCARES THEM.

What’s needed is for our side to not worry about that and support them anyway. Strongly. Ruthlessly.

Attacking the talking points of the left, and taking the message fight to them.

Not running away from it.


50 posted on 12/30/2011 3:15:22 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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