Skip to comments.Gingrich Floats Sarah Palin As Possible Vice President Pick
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 youre 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, shes somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities.
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“Much better than an all mormon ticket of Mittens and Huntsman”
After watching Huntsman in the debate with Gingrich, I just thank God that the machine decided to go all in for Romney rather than Huntsman. Huntsman is a much more compelling and dignified figure. Cold, but much more authentic. They would probably have had a sale with Huntsman.
Palin will never be in the #2 slot again. Been there, done that. No one would choose her anyway because she’d overshadow the actual nominee. Gingrich was just responding to a callers question and being diplomatic about it.
Besides, isn’t Palin sort of busy shopping another realityTV show? I think it is pretty clear she’s settled on doing that and political commentary for Fox (or some other network in the future) till at least the run up to 2016 or 2020.
Sarah will follow the Gingrich model of someone made radioactive by the press...she will bide her time and repair her image by appearing “moderate” until such a time where her negatives return to normal and she can try for ofice again.
I bet at the next campaign stops Newt will pick Judd Gregg in NH and Haley Barbour in South. Timing is a key element when it comes to winning elections.
I sadly agree with you. And Gingrich was down today and he cried so idiotic Maddow will make fun.But if Obama cried because he dropped his golf club the alphabet channels would have the nation in mourning.
Your premise is patently false. For the record, I do not want Paul/Romney/Gingrich leading this nation. Got it? But I do agree that America desperately needs God's help.
I'm not sure what kind of ads have been running in Iowa, but I can assure you that I do not want a President who believes that 300 pages of ObamaCare are "pretty good" and who promises to include those 300 pages in his own health care bill. I do not want a President who believes that a function of government is to reduce CO2 emissions. I do not want a President who has already demonstrated atrocious leadership skills. And I do not want a President who's vision for America is to return us to the Clinton years.
Vote for whoever floats your boat. But I'll be voting for a conservative instead.
- Sarah Palin would not even consider it
- Let us see how Newt does in Iowa -
He is already talking about South Carolina
- and Florida - Recall when Rudy Looked forward to Florida to launch him?
- As far as Obama - the alleged legendary basketball superstar in high school who sat on the bench -
When he campaigned in Europe (Europe?) he had a TV Op pre-planned
He made six “practice shots” for the cameras -
- the next one finally went through the net -
Obama’s shooting percentage:
1 out of 7:
- As bad as his bowling score!
What are you talking about - he’s playing the Palin card??
HE IS ANSWERING A QUESTION FROM A CALLER!! He didn’t bring it up.
If Newt made it to the Convention, I strongly suspect that he would pick Nathan Deal to be his VP.
That said, I’m not surprised Newt answered in the affirmative. His internals probably aren’t looking good. Paul is eating him alive.
Mentioning Sarah can only help him.
If Paul beats him? Dead Man Walking.
This happened to Newt when he supposedly said “I will be the nominee.”
Question: So do think you will be the nominee of the Republican Party?
Newt: If things hold as they are today, there’s a very good chance I will be the nominee.
Interviewer: You will be the nominee?
Newt: I will be the nominee.
You can see how the headline took the quote out of context.
So much wrong with this post. Drive by comment deconstruction 101: First, you obviously didn't read the question taht was asked of him - nor the complete answer, where he indicates she would be considered for any number of top spots, including energy secretary. You obviously thought he was out pimping for Palin to be VP Second, he knows she'll never run for VP again, but what is he to say: shut up stupid caller, she'll never run for VP again? Third, and wow, I hate to break this to you - and keep in mind I am a big fan of both Palin and Newt - but the fact is, he was a more conservative speaker than she was a governor. And his platform now is very much in line with what she would like. And while the true RINO's were attacking Palin in 08, Newt was defending her brilliantly. But other than those minor details, your post was brilliant.
Thanks, yes - was me in the Politico.
Tell Newt if he promised to truly shake up all the insider trading and crony crap and put the idiots that can’t balance a budget that are all millionaires on a HUGE PAYCUT and to cease they’re ability to just vote themselves another pay raise for they’re slum accounts on shore.And tell the UN and China ENOUGH then he will have my vote.I don’t want him just going there and playing PC non partisan BS footsie toe with the idiots (on both sides of the aisle) Seriously has he said anything other than he is good reaching across the aisle?
Thanks. Yes I do. Sensationalism sells.
Bachmann is too busy babysitting Mitt.
LOL really? It was you? I AM A LITTLE BIT PROUD.lol
I think Sarah will just continue being Sarah. The press don't like her, she's knows it, but she also understands how to use their hatred of her to keep her name in the spotlight. The continued media attention allows her to do RealityTV, paid speeches, political commentary, etc, which make her a lot of money and allow her to take care of her family. When her name fades a bit, she knows she can say something, hint a future presidential run, etc, and get back in the spotlight. I don't see her "moderating" at all. Actually, I think she's become more conservative than she was as a politician in Alaska.
If Obama wins in 2012 and you see Palin drop out of the spotlight after the 2014 midterms, I'd suspect she was preparing a run in 2016. It would mean she is brushing up on issues and preparing to re-emerge as a presidential candidate instead of a RealityTV star/commentator. The same applies after the 2018 midterms if Obama loses in 2012.
Palin will never accept a VP slot again though - nor is it likely any nominee would choose her (though any of them will seek her support and endorsement). It is very possible that Sarah is done with being a candidate/politician and believes she can be more effective as a commentator. Either way, I don't see her "moderating" at all. If anything, I'd bet she will tack further to the right.
Probably true but anyone nominated on this platform should at least look at her for Energy Sec.
For me VP would be perfect putting her in line for the Presidency in 8 years.
I just got finished defending Perry for being stupid in another thread.And shockingly it was not a Chris Matthews troll.Perry is brilliant.He had it right.If Newt had a lil bit of Cain in him he could win.People want Newt to say that he will shake up DC not just go and reach across the aisle and do deals with lobbiests in a powerful position.
I just got finished defending Perry for NOT being stupid in another thread.And shockingly it was not a Chris Matthews troll.Perry is brilliant.He had it right.If Newt had a lil bit of Cain in him he could win.People want Newt to say that he will shake up DC not just go and reach across the aisle and do deals with lobbiests in a powerful position.
I can remember one of the last debates where Bachmann mentioned Newt Romney many times.
But the holier than thous choose to ignore it.
Yeah, about as much as it changed my mind about McPain.Newt is a name-dropper. Sarah would drop kick his invitation like it was a NYT reporter.
You clearly no nothing about the Newt- Palin relationship - and nothing about the context of the quote.
Lol, laughing at the thought of Gingrich and Bohner both crying - can you imagine?
And, yep, the MSM still are enthralled with Obama.
I want to hear someone ask Mittney Mouse the same question.
“Ah, well, haha, I don’t think I should comment on that, for Pete’s sake!”
Newt, you had me at “Sarah Palin”.
That’s an interesting comment - if Newt had a little more Cain in him.
Now that I think on it - If Newt had a little more Cain and Perry - or Perry had a little more Newt and Cain - then we’d have two damned good choices.
Now that would be a ticket I could get enthused about.
I think Cain’s been in enough people already
[- Sarah Palin would not even consider it]
She went with McCain! If Newt stays at the top and she desires the position she may say yes. It would keep her in the spotlight for the future and she likes that.
Yeah, I know how that basketball stuff annoyed you. Did they actually ‘show’ the 6 shots or did you just read it somewhere?
Newt was asked a question which he answered politely - what do you expect him to say? “No” and then get pummeled with WHY NOT! and give the media headlines for the next week that “Newt doesn’t like Sarah” - guaranteeing a lot of lost votes.
It was a set up question, folks - and even a lot of Freepers are falling for it. Discouraging. How easily the lambs are led.
Now, as too who he really is thinking of picking - a PERFECT choice and a ticket that would set obummer’s teeth on edge and the county afire - He said TEN MONTHS AGO - before his had even thrown his hat in -
There’s no doubt that Newt admires Sarah - and Sarah likes Newt...but she will unlikely never run for VP again - for many reasons. She can be more effective in non-elected positions, where she has more free reign...and not put her family through the wringer again so soon.
Newt’s say on Sarah - as he so adroitly stops a lib reporter COLD
Sarah on Newt, starting at minute 9:00 to about 12:30
Will be happy to illuminate you - for starters:
Newt was one of Palin’s staunchest and best defenders from the media attack when she was first picked by McCain. Someone like Palin does not forget that.
Newt was the last public figure to be excoriated in the press the way Palin does - giving them something very difficult and unique - in common. Very few folks have any idea what that is like.
They were both early to the energy movement: Palin with Drill Baby Drill and Newt with Drill Here, Drill Now.
Palin has commented positively about Newts debating skills and the way he presents his vision and defends it.
Now, he won’t pick her as VP and she would never run for VP again - but if he wins the nomination she’ll campaign for him and if he is elected I would call it 50-50 or better she is energy secretary, which will be one of the most powerful and important positions in the next administration .
One scenario I hadn’t considered. Could put Newt over the top.
How is responding to a question tactfully considered to be “floating” an idea?
You, sir, are one common sense poster - consistently.
He was being a GENTLEMAN.
It was a set-up question -
I would hope freepers, at least, don't fall for the media tricks - geeese
Please read my post #136 for who NEWT has signaled he'll pick -
He did not float anything - the questioner did - knowing that Newt would hardly say - "NO, I"d never consider Sarah..."
He answered in a gentlemanly way...but YOU swallowed it- just think how many of the clueless Sheeple will.
The media loves y'all.
Post 136 for "get a clue"
You cite nothing but similarity with the exception of the actual “commented positively” Palin remarks. Of course Sarah would comment positively on anyone in the ‘R’ column - she’s still looking to influence ‘R’ politics. Your thinking that Sarah is tight with Newt is, at best, heavily larded with your own hope. At the conclusion of one recent interview with lengthy comments on Newty, she said that “anyone would be better than Barack Obama’. She is against big machine politics and the same ol’ same ol’. Newt, at his best, is highly unstable and clearly not a Constitutional conservative. He is, in fact, closer to Clinton in his ideals with the ‘Third Wave’ philosophy. Clearly, then, Sarah isn’t going to divorce Todd for Newty anytime soon. As far as Tea Party credentials and solid Palin support, forget it. Newton is a lost cause. If he extends a Cabinet post, she might take it, but only because it would afford advancing a Constitutional agenda in what would be, at best, a neutral administration.
Perry and Newt have the Cain (bluntness) You don’t have to recite like a history professor to be smart.Even some of Gingrichs closest pals have said he can go off on a history tangent and say something and then nothing really gets done and or what he said is taken wrong.
Can Gingrich truly shake up the same ole same ole DC while reaching across the aisle; is the question many independents that are flocking to the loon Paul want to know.It’s like you are in a business and you made some serious money with your partners, you left and returned and then said no more money making in our on shore slush funds fellas;they would look at you like you were nuts as your hands are already dirty..
Why don’t you call Gingrich on a radio show and ask him his views on insider trading and being a lobbiest in DC and if someone could ever really stop it?
See post # 136 for ‘GET A CLUE”
if you’re honest - as for mountainman - we know where you stand and we know you’d never miss a chance to carry water for the libStream media if you could slam Newt in doing so -
YAAAAAH! Stop confusing me with facts!!!!!
Well said. As well as Palin is not catty or jealous;as her fans have posted on here over the last few months.Go search all the Perry is jealous of Palin... because she stepped away from a podium at a governors conference, threads.Palin also does not have the hate for Bachmann that is protruded by her followers here.Recently she gave Bachmann kudos right out the gate.Your post is respectful and factual about Palin it is what Palin deserves.Thank you.
Hint - the post was sarcasm.
You're faithful to one thing, gotta say that - bashing Newt any way you can - a Master Half-Truther...
We KNOW you KNOW he didn't float anything - the caller did - and he answered in a gentlemanly way - what was he supposed to say "Hell no!"
You really are pathetic at this point. And we still have yet to hear who you ARE supporting and WHY.