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Todd Palin Endorses Newt Gingrich
ABC News ^ | Jan 9, 2012 | ABC News Santina Leuci and Z. Byron Wolf reporting

Posted on 01/09/2012 10:13:50 AM PST by US Navy Vet

Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today.

But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and John McCain’s 2008 Republican running mate, has yet to decide “who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,” Todd Palin said.

Palin said he has not spoken to Gingrich or anyone from the former House speaker’s campaign. But he said he respects Gingrich for what he went through in the 1990s and compared that scrutiny in public life to what Sarah Palin went through during her run for the vice presidency.

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To: US Navy Vet

A sort of endorsement from Palin’s husband... That is not going to amount to much. Honestly, after all the non-campaigning bus touring they were doing all over Iowa and New Hampshire, and that movie about her all the conservatives were watching, and the months spent flirting with the nomination (sucking media oxygen away from other potential candidates)... This does not excite me.

She should be running and winning and leading, not dropping endorsement hints from the sidelines through her husband...


151 posted on 01/09/2012 12:47:34 PM PST by BurningOak
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To: ansel12
"Todd has been very active in her campaigns, traveling and speaking on his own, You are way off base thinking that Todd Palin is some new guy to all this, a beginner."

When I talked about Todd being a neophyte, it was in the context of being interviewed by a major media outlet. As you did not come back and give examples of all the times this has happened, I assume you agree he does not have a lot of experience at this. I agree that he has lots of experience, campaigning with his wife and speaking. That's not the same as being interviewed by a media hostile to you. For an example, refer to Sarah Palin being interviewed (ambushed might be a better word) by Katie Curic. That would not happen to the Sarah Palin of 2012. She would shred Curic in the same setting. In 2008, Sarah had years of experience speaking and campaigning. Did not prepare her for being twisted around in an interview by a hostile media.

"The Palins are clearly backing Newt."

You might be right, but the article does not give us the facts to support that.
152 posted on 01/09/2012 12:52:04 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: DTogo
Yes, endorsement. You don't fill out paperwork to endorse, you simply approve of them publicly. Definition of ENDORSE transitive verb 2a : to approve openly ; especially : to express support or approval of publicly and definitely
153 posted on 01/09/2012 12:52:13 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: RitaOK

“imitate Sarah”?????
Give it up,Sarah has more class in her little finger than you could ever dream of having.


154 posted on 01/09/2012 12:54:53 PM PST by hwkbeer
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To: editor-surveyor

What’s your point? Miller won the primary.


155 posted on 01/09/2012 12:59:32 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: US Navy Vet

This is dumb. How embarrassing for Newt. lol. Gosh I can’t wait to hear who Marcus Bachmann endorses. I absolutely love Sarah 100 percent and want her President of the United States but I would not elect or support her husband to anything. The highest position I think he should get would be First Dude and that is it.


156 posted on 01/09/2012 1:01:30 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Da Coyote

Good grief. I like Todd Palin...and what’s with all the sarcastic trash talk on FR anymore?


157 posted on 01/09/2012 1:03:06 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

LOL

After 20 years of politics and living through a vice Governors race, a Governorship, and a Republican Presidential race as the veep couple, and 3 years of tea party leadership, Todd is no neophyte whether we dig up his 20 years of interviews or not, something that I won’t bother with.

This interview solidly, contributes to the other signals that the Palins have been sending for weeks, the Palins are backing Gingrich.


158 posted on 01/09/2012 1:04:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Strategerist

Personally, I’m waiting for Bristol to tell me who to vote for.

Where is Bristol’s baby daddy (I SERIOUSLY don’t remember his name) endorsement. That is the one that is an edge of your seat type. I can’t wait for him to endorse.


159 posted on 01/09/2012 1:04:20 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The hatred shown on this thread towards Gov Palin makes me sick!!!

Those that are doing it should consider inviting Jesus into their lives.


160 posted on 01/09/2012 1:06:02 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: hwkbeer

You nailed the jealousy angle of these anti-Sarah women, (Repubs AND ‘rats), out there ‘beer. I’ll bet most of ‘em go 2-3 bills, most of it in the butt, and look like Helen Thomas so I guess ya can figure where their hate comes from when they see a strong, independent, pretty, and in great shape at her age,(she WORKS at it for you who don’t know what exercise/work outs require), after FIVE(!) children, women who also is married to a handsome, strong man. She has it all. Green eyed monster is right.


161 posted on 01/09/2012 1:07:52 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Parley Baer
You are a Mitt Fan? You are cheerleading hm at the end of your post. I think you made a faux pas.
162 posted on 01/09/2012 1:09:46 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
You have a twisted definition of "endorsement" that ABC does not share.

Definition of ENDORSE
transitive verb

2a : to approve openly ; especially : to express support or approval of publicly and definitely

Just because someone does not use the words "I endorse" does not mean they did not endorse them.

163 posted on 01/09/2012 1:11:08 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ansel12
"Todd is no neophyte whether we dig up his 20 years of interviews or not, something that I won’t bother with."

I can see that you are not one to back up your opinions with facts. Enjoy ignorant bliss. If you are correct that the Palins support Newt above all others it will be the blind squirrel finding a nut syndrome.
164 posted on 01/09/2012 1:11:22 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: napscoordinator
How embarrassing for Newt. lol

Yeah, he's so embarrassed he called Rush to make sure his millions of listeners knew about it. Analysis FAIL. Do you get dizzy from spinning so hard?

165 posted on 01/09/2012 1:13:48 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: editor-surveyor

That’s the great thing about the internet. All you need is fingers and a keyboard. Facts and evidence not required.


166 posted on 01/09/2012 1:14:26 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: bobby.223
I've concluded it has to be jealousy from both sides.I have two female lib friends who absolutely hate Sarah Palin,and when I ask why, they can't articulate any reason whatsoever.

On the other hand I know females who adore Sarah Palin and when I ask them why,it is for the reasons you stated along with her conservative views.These are women who are comfortable in their own skins and are not intimidated by a beautiful, and successful woman.

167 posted on 01/09/2012 1:16:18 PM PST by hwkbeer
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To: ez

I don’t care. Why you care about an insignificant person who has not done a days work in politics is beyond me. You do know he is a married man so stop your teenie bopper crush.


168 posted on 01/09/2012 1:16:51 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: Friendofgeorge

just ignore them, it’s just sour grapes from the supporters of the others who wish he had endorsed their guy.


169 posted on 01/09/2012 1:17:41 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: don-o

That explains your posts anyway.


170 posted on 01/09/2012 1:17:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

You made the ridiculous claim of Todd being a neophyte, it is up to you to prove your childish claim, it is not up to me to show the obvious 20 year political and public exposure of the Palins, which we already know.

The Palins have been signaling Newt for weeks, don’t be so blind and stubborn and ignore what is before you.


171 posted on 01/09/2012 1:18:01 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ez
"You have a twisted definition of "endorsement" that ABC does not share."

From the ABC article:

"He did not criticize any of the other candidates and said his “hat is off to everyone” in the Republican race."

So if we accept that definition of endorse as the one you posited, then we can also say that Todd Palin has endorsed everyone in the Republican race because he expressed support and approval for all of them by the above statement.

When using endorsement in terms of political endorsement, it is commonly accepted to mean that you support someone above all others in the race. Where does he say he endorses Newt above the others in the article? Something coming from Todd, not the reporter.
172 posted on 01/09/2012 1:18:20 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: US Navy Vet

Okay, guys, again, somebody read the article and tell me where Todd says, specifically, explicitly, “I endorse Newt Gingrich.” Never mind, I’ll save you the trip. I went over there and read it. You’re not going to find that quote in there. Because it’s not freaking there to find. Todd Palin just said the exact same sort of nice stuff about Newt that his wife has said about pretty much everybody in the 2012 field. None of which has as yet led to either of them saying “I endorse X.” Sarah Palin has not endorsed anybody for the presidential nomination. And neither has Todd. Sorry to inject reality into the discussion.


173 posted on 01/09/2012 1:19:29 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: napscoordinator
I don’t care.

It is apparent to everyone here that, in fact you do, and it's eating at you.

174 posted on 01/09/2012 1:19:39 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: indylindy
From the article.....Sarah's husband said that she is not yet certain:

“who is best able to go up against Barack Obama,”

Since the conservative credentials, or the lack of them, is know for all the candidates, it sounds like she's looking for electability over idealogy.

175 posted on 01/09/2012 1:20:12 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I couldn’t agree more.


176 posted on 01/09/2012 1:20:19 PM PST by hwkbeer
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To: ansel12

Todd is trying to back Gingrich without actually saying that he does.

Sarah is obviously not backing him.


177 posted on 01/09/2012 1:20:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Without having a transcript of his comments, it is clear that neither of of knows whether he actually endorsed Newt or not, but ABC says he did. I note that they are clever enough to only include extremely short cherry-picked quotes. Typical ABC. Looking for a transcript...


178 posted on 01/09/2012 1:24:19 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ansel12
"You made the ridiculous claim of Todd being a neophyte, it is up to you to prove your childish claim, it is not up to me to show the obvious 20 year political and public exposure of the Palins, which we already know."

You have failed logic 101. You are building a straw man argument. You are claiming that I said he was a neophyte politically. I never said that. I said he was a neophyte in the context of being interviewed by major media outlets. If he was such a veteran of this, it would be easy to prove me wrong and show all the times he was interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS etc...

Then you go on to say that I have to prove a negative. Prove he hasn't been interviewed by major media outlets. How silly is that? How do you prove a negative such as that? If the claim was so ridiculous (Todd Palin is a neophyte when it comes to being interviewed by major media outlets and concerning politics, not what Sarah's favorite dinner meal is), then it would be easy to come up with the countless examples of this happening. I'm waiting....
179 posted on 01/09/2012 1:26:11 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Da Coyote

Bitter much? However, I can’t help notice the irony of someone posting on a thread while saying they don’t care what the person who is the subject of the thread said and exercising their free speech rights while suggesting another person should shut up and not express theirs. The things that make you go hmmmm!

Cindie


180 posted on 01/09/2012 1:27:06 PM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: ez

EZ. The problem is that you base your support on looks and hopes that you will find a husband. That is not a good way to live life.
You should only be looking at the experience of the person in politics. Now if you explain to me what political experience that Todd has then I will reconsider my support.


181 posted on 01/09/2012 1:27:42 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Rick! Go Rick! Go Newt! Let's get 'er done.)
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To: editor-surveyor
Sarah is obviously not backing him.

False. There is no evidence to support this postulate, it is your supposition.

182 posted on 01/09/2012 1:27:54 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: RichInOC
First sentence of the article: "Sarah Palin’s husband is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, Todd Palin told ABC News today."

I'm listening to Hannity live on the radio right now and Newt is on with him. Newt just said, quote, "Todd Palin called me a few minutes ago and told me he is endorsing me."

183 posted on 01/09/2012 1:28:41 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: montag813
WTF is this? Does anyone know or care who Nikki Haley’s husband endorsed? Is this a finger in the wind experiment? I don’t get it.

________________________________

It is the palin marketing engine (kitchen table style) keeping the brand in the news without having to deliver anything of substance.

184 posted on 01/09/2012 1:28:58 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: ez
"Without having a transcript of his comments, it is clear that neither of of knows whether he actually endorsed Newt or not, but ABC says he did."

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!!!!! Oh, and I don't trust ABC reporters a lick!!! So, this is basically a non story that many people on this thread are getting all worked up over.
185 posted on 01/09/2012 1:28:58 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: editor-surveyor

This signals the intent of both Palins, Todd is not a hostile force to Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Why do you keep claiming such a weird thing, what is your compulsion?


186 posted on 01/09/2012 1:29:18 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: RichInOC

Please refer us to the transcript of Palin’s comments that you used to reach this conclusion.


187 posted on 01/09/2012 1:30:02 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: EternalVigilance
I wonder what his FR screen name is.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Pissant.

188 posted on 01/09/2012 1:34:24 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: napscoordinator
Now if you explain to me what political experience that Todd has then I will reconsider my support.

Your support is of no concern to me. But the truth is. You said this was embarrasing for Newt and I rebutted you by pointing out that he called the biggest radio show in the country to announce it. This is hardly consistent with embarrassment. I'll let the others judge.

189 posted on 01/09/2012 1:35:12 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: onyx

Please add me to your Palin ping list. Thanks!


190 posted on 01/09/2012 1:35:36 PM PST by HoneysuckleTN
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Sorry it is not my job to do the meaningless research to disprove some tedious fellows silly, unimportant internet nonsense.

Have fun with whatever it is is going on in your head in regards to the Palins backing Gingrich, I see it, and recognize it as the support that it is


191 posted on 01/09/2012 1:35:36 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I disagree. Based on the evidence I have, I think it is more likely that he actually did endorse him, and ABC did not print the actual quote, but tried to water it down with a qualifying statement about “all the candidates.” Still we don’t really know, do we, until the transcript is found.


192 posted on 01/09/2012 1:40:06 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

I actually read the article, thanks.


193 posted on 01/09/2012 1:48:44 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: ansel12

You are simply dreaming.

Your belief on this has no basis in logic.


194 posted on 01/09/2012 1:50:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: ez

Your comment is pure emotion, no logic.


195 posted on 01/09/2012 1:52:09 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: ansel12
"Sorry it is not my job to do the meaningless research to disprove some tedious fellows silly, unimportant internet nonsense."

Translation. I can't back up my own accusations. The difference between you and I. I know that what I say is unimportant in the great scheme of things. You obviously think your opinion is important. Goodbye.
196 posted on 01/09/2012 1:52:53 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: RichInOC

Palin’s full remarks are not printed in the article.


197 posted on 01/09/2012 1:54:43 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: ez

That strikes me as ABC’s problem, not mine.


198 posted on 01/09/2012 1:55:58 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

No, petty nonsense does not call for using up time, keep pretending the Palins are not signaling support if that is your need and compulsion.

If you post proof for your claim then I will look at it.


199 posted on 01/09/2012 1:57:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ez
" Still we don’t really know, do we, until the transcript is found."

That was actually my point in my original post of which some people have lauded my reading the article. And some people have attacked me. You may be right and he did say he supported him. It's just that I distrust ABC news in general and need to see sufficient evidence before I believe one of their breaking stories.

This article also points out how manipulative the news media can be. They make a declarative statement in the beginning of the article without ever actually backing it up with proof contained within the article. Even many on here, the supposedly astute politicos got snookered by the headline without demanding further proof before believing it.
200 posted on 01/09/2012 1:57:54 PM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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