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Newt: Palin comments are 'signal' to conservatives to vote for me
The Politico ^ | January 17, 2012 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

POLITICO's Ginger Gibson caught up with an elated Newt Gingrich shortly after Sarah Palin's not-quite-but-sorta endorsement on Fox News:

"We're thrilled - I just talked to Todd and we're just thrilled," he told POLITICO as he headed into his hotel here for the night. "It's a signal to every conservative that the one conservative vote that's effective is to Newt Gingrich and that's very helpful."

Palin's expression of support, Gingrich said, is part of a rush of support he believes will power him to victory on Saturday - and from there, into the candidate who will beat Mitt Romney to the GOP nomiantion.

"Lots of different things are working together to help us," Gingrich said.....

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


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KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; palin; sarahpalin; wegetsignal
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This is probably our last chance to stop Milt.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he named her as his VP choice and she accepted, he'd win in a landslide.

Cheers!

2 posted on 01/17/2012 9:16:17 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If he named her as his VP choice and she accepted, he'd win in a landslide.

Cheers!

3 posted on 01/17/2012 9:16:46 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If only Palin knew what it takes to win.
Still going with Santorum.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 9:20:40 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now would be a good time for Perry and Santorum to bow out, and endorse Newt.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 9:21:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“This is probably our last chance to stop Milt.”

Yes, I agree and that is exactly why Sarah said what she said.


6 posted on 01/17/2012 9:24:12 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: ari-freedom

The 100 Evangelical pastors who endorsed Santorum are probably steaming at Palin. Santorum is the guy who’d bring back the Reagan Democrats. Perry needs to bow out- now!


7 posted on 01/17/2012 9:25:52 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Parley Baer

If Romney wins SC its basically over(Unless someone Newt or someone else takes Florida) Sarah doesn’t want Romney to get the nomination, she knows why, we all know why..this is out chance to stop Romney, if there was ever a time to stop him its now


8 posted on 01/17/2012 9:25:55 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: bigbob

“Now would be a good time for Perry and Santorum to bow out, and endorse Newt”

For sure. Too bad Palin didn’t share this little jewel with everyone a week or so ago when it would have had more time to take effect.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 9:28:05 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems to me that Mitt is reading a lot of things in here.

Yeah, he was great Last night but he only has 1 more delegate that Perry.

Keep your powder dry!


10 posted on 01/17/2012 9:28:26 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can Newt please stop using the 3rd person. Please. Show some humility and modesty for a few days at least. Keep your ego in check for a few days and don’t squander any potential goodwill.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 9:28:32 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: ari-freedom

Too bad he couldn’t even win his own state, last time.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 9:30:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All that he has to do is be the Newt like last night-Keep positive and stay on message and nothing can stop him. His speech earlier in South Carolina was right on message and full of information. I think this will be a campaign that people will help him. He will need ground support. I hope people will volunteer. I will and so will the better half.
13 posted on 01/17/2012 9:32:31 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Opps...

Seems to me that NEWT is reading a lot of things in here. Yeah, he was great Last night but he only has 1 more delegate that Perry. Keep your powder dry!

14 posted on 01/17/2012 9:35:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: jeltz25

How would using first person make him sound humble?

Third person is fine.

However, if you want to continue to wring your hands over it, fine.

I don’t see the problem.

Let Newt be Newt.There’s a country to save.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 9:40:45 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: Steelfish

Well, Santorum brought me back. But I’m not married to the guy and Romney needs a good butt-kickin’.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 9:40:45 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: jeltz25

He’s probably trying to drill name recognition into the minds of potential voters.

Nobody overused that more than the electronically-kinda-documented-altered-it-appears Indonesian / Kenyan / maybe Hawaiian.


17 posted on 01/17/2012 9:42:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: grey_whiskers

I suggested this would happen several weeks back, I think I was laughed out of the thread. Of course I think I only said it to tweak the PerryWinkles.


18 posted on 01/17/2012 9:45:33 PM PST by itsahoot (You are no longer a person, you are a Unit when you need health care.)
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To: Steelfish

Are the Reagan Dems all union guys?

Didn’t RS vote against right to work?

Is that why they’d come back to him?


19 posted on 01/17/2012 9:46:08 PM PST by moonhawk (Romney tucks his tail and licks the hand that beats him. Newt rips it off at the shoulder.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Go Newt and Go Sarah!


20 posted on 01/17/2012 9:46:08 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
If Romney wins SC its basically over(Unless someone Newt or someone else takes Florida) Sarah doesn’t want Romney to get the nomination, she knows why, we all know why..this is out chance to stop Romney, if there was ever a time to stop him its now

We are still very early in the process. Last week on his radio show, Mark Levin went through Reagan's 1976 run.

In the beginning Ford was winning everything (something like 6-9 states straight). There were calls for Reagan to get out. The elites wanted Reagan out for the same reasons they want Conservatives out now.

Reagan resisted and kept pushing ahead. Reagan started winning many of the Conservative states. He gave Ford a great run for his money. Reagan came within something like 60 votes from beating Ford.

We must not give into the evil drumbeat of the elites at FOX and elsewhere that "it's over if Mitt grabs S.C. and/or FL." The evil elites just want to dispirit the Conservative base.

The elites know that soon Mitt will be running into trouble in the states with "real" conservatives.

Remember a candidate has to get something like 1148 delegates to win! We are far from that. Heck, things could go in such a direction that even new candidates may jump in. It is no means set in stone.

Everyone needs to stay positive and be patient. Like the famous quote, "was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??!! :) "

21 posted on 01/17/2012 9:48:09 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did anyone of you guys actually hear what Sarah said? This isn’t an endorsement but to keep this process going on she supports Newt in S.C.

This is strategic to stop Mitt or at least slow him down. Notice that Newt didn’t speak to Sarah but to Todd who endorsed him earlier. Did she uplift Newt before the Iowa Caucus? No she uplifted Santorum who either won or is in a virtual tie with Romney in IA.

Did you notice that Sarah said weeks ago that the next 2 people that should go were Bachmann and Huntsman? And lo and behold who went in that order.


22 posted on 01/17/2012 9:48:52 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: exit82

Reminds me of Bob Dole, for one. Also, Cain with some of his stuff.

I just think it comes off badly. Better to say I or Me. Thta’s how most people talk. Most don’t use the 3rd person in their every day speech.

Not a huge deal, but I just think he’d be better off if he dropped the 3rd person.


23 posted on 01/17/2012 9:51:03 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: exit82; jeltz25

Being a Dole retread is a way to save the country? Dole didn’t save the country the first time, why is Dole II going to save the country? RINO has-beens are not the answer.


24 posted on 01/17/2012 9:51:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: ari-freedom
If only Palin knew what it takes to win. Still going with Santorum

Well, she may or may not know what it takes to win, but you sure don't. Rots o ruck champ.

25 posted on 01/17/2012 9:54:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: grey_whiskers

At this pint (sic)
we need a street fighter, not a re-branded Kerry.

ya, it sucks.


26 posted on 01/17/2012 9:56:12 PM PST by sschaloc
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To: Steelfish
Too bad for the preachers. They, as usual, would rather be "right" than win. And in the process, muck things up totally.
27 posted on 01/17/2012 9:59:05 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Lots of different things are working together to help us," Gingrich said.....

Sounds like Newt got the memo...the leaked McCain memo that is.

28 posted on 01/17/2012 10:02:44 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: jeltz25
I just think it comes off badly. Better to say I or Me

What the hell are you talking about?

29 posted on 01/17/2012 10:03:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope it works. Sarah should endorse, and hit the campaign trail.


30 posted on 01/17/2012 10:04:17 PM PST by pallis
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To: JediJones
Can you IMAGINE the ads in Florida that that treasure trove will produce?
31 posted on 01/17/2012 10:06:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the url where palin gives newt her endorsement.

http://conservatives4palin.com/2012/01/governor-palin-if-i-were-a-south-carolinian-i-would-vote-for-newt.html


32 posted on 01/17/2012 10:17:38 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: jeltz25

“Can Newt please stop using the 3rd person.”

All of the candidates use the third person. It actually sounds less arrogant than saying “I” all of the time.


33 posted on 01/17/2012 10:18:08 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah's Choice


34 posted on 01/17/2012 10:21:56 PM PST by garjog (If Not Newt, Who?)
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To: nickcarraway

Unfortunatetly that seems to be the case. Dole redux.


35 posted on 01/17/2012 10:45:24 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Too bad he couldn’t even win his own state, last time.”

Too bad Newt resigned instead of facing re-election. Because he would’ve lost if he tried.


36 posted on 01/17/2012 10:46:31 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom
Maybe, maybe not. But we know that Senator Santorum lost. That's not debatable. Can he win the required number of electoral votes against the first black president with a war chest many times bigger than his and 98.7% of the press on his side?
37 posted on 01/17/2012 10:51:05 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s Krautheimer and O’reilly saying Newt won the debate bigtime. as well romney needs to win the next debate or he’s in trouble.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/krauthammer-romney-simply-doesnt-have-capacity-to-explain-conservative-ideas/


38 posted on 01/17/2012 10:53:15 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Well, she may or may not know what it takes to win, but you sure don’t. Rots o ruck champ. “

No, but unlike Newt, you won’t find me sitting next to Pelosi!


39 posted on 01/17/2012 10:54:04 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Steelfish
Santorum is the guy who’d bring back the Reagan Democrats. Perry needs to bow out- now!

The Reagan Democrats became Republicans.

40 posted on 01/17/2012 10:57:59 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The endorsement from Tim LaHaye was big. Palin is one of the biggest. Both will change some votes in SC, and FL. And if Newt can stay on message in the Thursday debate as effective as he was in the Fox debate, he (and we) have an excellent chance to minimize mitt. Hang tough Newt!


41 posted on 01/17/2012 10:59:55 PM PST by matthew fuller (We are getting McCained!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Newt’s got to beat Paul, Santorum and Romney first. So far he’s not beaten any of them.

You’re putting the cart before the horse.


42 posted on 01/17/2012 11:02:34 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can he win the required number of electoral votes against the first black president with a war chest many times bigger than his and 98.7% of the press on his side?

Santorum would have a much better shot than Gingrich. If you're interested in electability, it's either Santorum or Romney. Newt is well underwater in favorability.

43 posted on 01/17/2012 11:02:49 PM PST by Crichton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know who can beat Obama. But at least if I’m going to vote for Santorum, I will not have to hold my nose. I will have voted for the one who fought abortion and stared down the gay person who was against DADT.

If I vote for Newt, I will have voted for the guy who bashed Paul Ryan, embraced Nancy Pelosi and has a problem with companies that fire people.


44 posted on 01/17/2012 11:06:00 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: Crichton

Santorum? He has hardly any money. And Romney would be the white, Mormon Obama. So you’re for electability for its own sake?


45 posted on 01/17/2012 11:07:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Palin DID share this with everyone about nine days ago. I heard it loud and clear.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2012/0109/Todd-Palin-endorses-Newt-Gingrich.-Is-Sarah-next


46 posted on 01/17/2012 11:08:07 PM PST by matthew fuller (We are getting McCained!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Coming from a Newt supporter?

Bashing people for choosing electibility? Really?

Haven’t you been preaching constantly that Newt was the only one who was electible?


47 posted on 01/17/2012 11:12:48 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Santorum fought, that’s not debatable. Gingrich saved Bill Clinton’s career, then fled like a coward, that’s not debatable. Then after saving Clinton, he went to work for Pelosi. I’d take a conservative fighter over a left wing coward any day.


48 posted on 01/17/2012 11:13:50 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: BenKenobi

I think you have me mixed up with someone else, bud.


49 posted on 01/17/2012 11:14:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: sand88
"Everyone needs to stay positive and be patient. Like the famous quote, "was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??!! :) " "

Would that be from Yogi Berra?

50 posted on 01/17/2012 11:15:22 PM PST by matthew fuller (We are getting McCained!)
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