Skip to comments.Palin backs Fischer for U.S. Senate
Posted on 05/09/2012 8:26:48 AM PDT by superdad
Sarah Palin has picked sides in Nebraska's Republican U.S. Senate race. She's backing State Sen. Deb Fischer of Valentine.
The Fischer campaign announced the endorsement in a Wednesday morning press release that quoted a letter from Palin.
We admire your conservative principles and know that you will not go to Washington to amass great wealth or power, Palin wrote. You will go to Washington to serve the people of Nebraska, protect our Constitution and work for common sense solutions to help restore America. We are happy to support you and have asked SarahPAC to send a financial contribution to your campaign.
Fischer is running in the GOP Senate primary against Attorney General Jon Bruning and State Treasurer Don Stenberg.
I don’t think so. She backed Mourdock.
I know you’ll call ME a Romneybot, because you are predictable.
The question is, why Fischer rather than Stenberg?
Stenberg has an A rating from the NRA. He has been endorsed by many conservatives, including the following people and organizations:
Club for Growth
Senator Jim DeMint
Senator Mike Lee
So, maybe it is reasonable to conclude that, given two apparently solid conservatives (Mark Levin isn’t endorsing a RINO, right?), that the deciding factor for Sarah Palin was gender.
This happened once before that I can remember, where Jim DeMint endorsed the male conservative, and Sarah Palin the female conservative, in New Hampshire I believe.
And some other freepers, but NOT ME, argued that her California endorsement was at least partly about gender, since there was a more conservative male candidate she passed over. I went along with those who argued she picked the most electable conservative, not the best conservative.
I guess you can just dismiss and comments about Sarah you don’t like as RomneyBot-inspired, but it’s not much of an argument, nad it’s pretty useless in a real discussion.
The Mourdock thing was a triumph for her. Mourdock was only slightly ahead of Lugar. Once she announced her support, the TEA money flooded into that race and an Establishment SuperPAC pulled out. Lugar’s position collapsed.
Downticket Republicans know that a Palin endorsement is a lot more valuable than anything from Romney or Santorum. Given Burkmans baggage, I would not be surprised to see Palin’s choice start to go even or pull ahead over the next week.
In an era of complete phonies, Palin’s authenticity is golden.
Is there a risk now that, with different conservatives backing different conservative candidates, they will split the conservative vote and give Bruning a plurality victory?
No, you are wrong in your claim that she endorses candidates because of their sex, that is what we had to argue with in 2010 with the moderates and Romneybots.
Why start off a post with a personal insult?
As freerepublics top romneybot, and a correspondingly, consistent anti-Palin poster, why don’t you just lay off the tired baiting for a while.
That may be her ploy here as well. Fischer was 3rd in polling behind Stenberg and Bruning, but Fischer had an internal poll she claimed moved her into 2nd place, and other polls suggest that Stenberg might have hit a wall of support.
So maybe Sarah is thinking she can push the momentum to Fischer — together, the conservatives are far out-polling Bruning, but they are splitting the vote and Bruning is holding 1st place in the polls.
I don’t think it’s all that often though you see Sarah Palin on a “different” side than Mark Levin.
Yep, her endorsement is the best there is. In an era of complete phonies, Palins authenticity is golden.
It wasn’t an insult. Certainly YOU don’t consider it an insult, because you did exactly what I said I knew you would do. If I know what you are going to say, and call you predictable, and then you say it, how is that an “insult”?
You might as well be “insulted” that I say your freeper name is ansel12.
You are entirely false about me being an “anti-Palin” poster. I am a pro-Palin poster. I sometimes am “anti-Palin-Supporter”, when those supporters subvert what Palin says, put words in her mouth, or claim to “know” what she is going to do, or what she thinks, when she hasn’t said so.
It always amazes me when people who claim to be strong Palin supporters act like she is incapable of speaking her own mind. For example, it is clear Palin can say the words “I endorse”. She DIDN’T say those words with Newt Gingrich, but many of her supporters insisted she MEANT it.
I choose to believe that Sarah Palin is an excellent communicator who doesn’t play around and keep people guessing, and if she wanted to say “I Endorse Newt Gingrich for President”, she would have said it — and therefore, it is an insult to her for her “supporters” to pretend she endorsed him.
Of course, there’s also the equally insulting claim that Todd Palin can’t think for himself, and that his endorsement was actually dictated to him by Sarah Palin.
Anyway, feel free to refute my pro-Palin credentials by posting a link to anything I said about Sarah Palin that was a personal attack on her.
As an admitted troll who admits to doing stuff like this, it looks like you showed up here merely to get into some personal fight with me, while combining the usual pro-Romney, anti-Palin, tone.
Try to back off a little, your trying to hijack this thread into a Palin bashing thread is looking overly strained and overly ambitious even for you, your long wide ranging posts are way, way, off topic and obvious.
Because Stenberg is a multi time loser? Good guy though. And certianly better than Bruning.
She endorsed several weeks ago, not super early, it helped solidify support at the right time for him, made it a blow out rather than a simple win.
It does look as though it is shaping up as a Fischer vs Bruning race.
She still has a big gap to close.
I like Sarah not because she’s a woman, but because she’s a hottie.
The first couple of months in 2008, we had to learn to deal with her good looks and our impulse to wisecrack and wolf call, by reminding ourselves that she was a married, devout, Christian mother, and a conservative leader, Reagan in a skirt.
I don’t think many people had heard of her “the first couple of months” in 2008. I guess I also forgot you have no sense of humor. None. Sorry. Sarah Palin would have been the first to chuckle at my comment, but you? Never.
Never mind, I got it.
You better watch out...ansel12 the humorless will gripe you out for that picture.
Huh? Was your original post meant as some sort of set-up, a dig at me? You just made a very dour, and humorless personal attack, which now seems to have been your original purpose, which I missed entirely in your first post.
I WAS chuckling at your first post, I said “we” and was agreeing with your, what I thought, was a humorous, light post.
As far as the ‘first couple of months “IN” 2008’, it didn’t occur to me that here on FR, that a freeper would not know that I was referring to OUR first couple of months of discussion about her here, after she was announced on August 29th, 2008, not January and February of 2008.
Wow, now an attack post against me without pinging me?
What in the world are you doing? Fill me in, do you have some sort of personal history with me that I am not aware of?
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