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Newt Gingrich Expects Sarah Palin to Run for Office in 2012

  1. AnnCee profile image78
    AnnCeeposted 6 years ago

    By Michael O'Brien - 07/30/10 10:45 AM ET

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Friday that he expects former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be among the crowd of GOP presidential candidates in 2012.

    Gingrich, himself a potential candidate for president, sized up the field of would-be competitors, detailing which GOP politicians he expects to jump into the race.

    The field Gingrich listed included: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Palin, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sen. John Thune (S.D.), and Rep. Ron Paul (Texas).

    "There are going to be lots of Republicans running � Gov. Romney clearly, Gov. Palin, Gov. Huckabee, Gov. Mitch Daniels, Gov. Haley Barbour, Gov. Tim Pawlenty. I think John Thune, the senator from South Dakota, is probably going to get in. Ron Paul's probably going to run again," Gingrich said in an interview with Newsmax, a conservative magazine. "I think it's going to be a lively campaign, there'll be a lot of good candidates."

    Some of the candidates Gingrich listed � like Romney and Pawlenty � have already begun to quietly organize a team to prepare for a bid to challenge President Obama. Others have taken a more unconventional route, like Palin, who's used Facebook and Twitter missives to build support among a field of conservative House and Senate candidates.

    Gingrich, asked specifically about Palin, said she'd be a formidable opponent.

    "I think she's already a very strong personality and has the potential to be a very strong candidate," he said.


    I agree Palin has a strong personality.  She is also a lightning rod.

    1. Sylvie Strong profile image61
      Sylvie Strongposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I would like nothing better than for Sarah Palin to run.  She is, undoubtedly, a monumental idiot.  But maybe an idiot is what our country needs right now.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image60
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We already have one.

    2. Freeway Flyer profile image83
      Freeway Flyerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If she were to somehow gain the presidency, then it will prove that the United States is as stupid as I have always feared it might be.

      I can't see her winning a general election. She could, however, make some noise during the primaries. What bothers me is that she was appointed into prominence. She did nothing to earn it.

  2. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    So basically, almost a repeat of 2008 but with Palin going for the top dog postion. That's pretty sad.

    Unless Romney changes religion he will not get the vote. I'm not saying this is right. I'm just saying Mormon is scary to a lot of people. Guess they've never watched "Big Love."

  3. MalcolmKlock profile image61
    MalcolmKlockposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't put it past her giant ego to run, but I doubt she'd ever make a major ticket again.

    The Republican Party needs to profoundly rethink its pool of candidates next time around, considering the universal lack of excitement produced by the last round.

  4. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    The problem is, she thinks the election is in 2013; you know, 4 years after the last one.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    LOL. Ron. Let's hope so.
    And if she can get the date wrong, maybe (one can only hope) she will get the locale wrong also. And show up for debates in the country of Africa.

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      Iveevineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Love it!!!!

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cut her some slack.  The bard of Wasilla is too busy expanding the English language to allow time for studying geometry.

      She absolutely refudiates your statement.

      1. PJ Jones profile image62
        PJ Jonesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL...."refudiate", maybe she types with an Alaskin accent.

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    Iveevineposted 6 years ago

    That's great!

  7. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    The idiot has retired to Crawford.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think Obama is welcome in Texas.

  8. PJ Jones profile image62
    PJ Jonesposted 6 years ago

    I don't umderstand how anyone normal human could think that Sarah Palin would be a good President. What am I missing?  She could not complete her assignment as governor.  She appears to be intelligent.  When she was introduced, I waited with baited breath to hear her stance on well...on anything.  She is riddled with "sound bites".  I also think that she owes the democrates an apology.  She blamed them for her negative press, when it was her on "people" who maligned her.  Maybe, it's me, but I don't see any substance in her character.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Hope and change"

      Now there's a sound bite.

      Doesn't mean anything, it isn't occurring but lets stand behind that oh so meaningful verbal diarrhea and vote for an incompetent kid.

      America owes a huge debt to so many of you.

  9. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    What scares me is that so many people adore Palin! If the choice is between Palin and Obama, I honestly don't know which one I'd vote for. Where are the moderates??

    I don't like Newt - and I'm from his home state. I think Romney is intelligent and would be good with the economy, but I've just never warmed up to him. I love Huckabee's personality, but he's a little too conservative for me. I haven't been impressed with Pawlenty so far.

    So many voters would support a moderate candidate, but the country is so divided now that we're only seeing candidates from the far left or the far right. I want someone more in the middle! I know I'm not alone in this. Am I??

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Look at the facts before labeling Obama as far left.  The actual far left (Kucinich, Nader and friends) are against him as much as anyone on the right.

      1. Jim Hunter profile image60
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He is far left, he just isn't as far left as those flakes.

        But give him time.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
          Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Being to the left of Lester Maddox does not make one a Leftist.

          1. Doug Hughes profile image60
            Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It's amazing that people don't see Obama as moderate. He's frequently criticized by the left for the continuation of Bush mistakes.

            The War in Afghanistan.

            The continutation of detention without habeus corpus.

            The policy of not invetigating and prosecuting for torture.

            Compromises Obama made  in Health Care Reform (no public option)

            1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
              Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              If FoxNewsRushBeckityPalin declares he is a Socialist, then he's a Socialist.  Period!  End of discussification.

              1. kerryg profile image87
                kerrygposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It's especially hilarious because actual socialists hate him almost as much as conservatives do. tongue

                http://socialistworker.org/search/node/obama

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    LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago

    I hate Palin, I hope she doesn't run. If she does, I hope she loses.

  11. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    Palin is not POTUS material. I can't conceive anyone taking her seriously. it's mind boggling. there isn't an ounce of intelligence there. regardless of how she can cheerlead a crowd, she still walked away from her job and left a mess.

  12. AnnCee profile image78
    AnnCeeposted 6 years ago

    It would be very interesting to have a complete outsider for president.  Think about it. 

    The uber wealthy elite liberals have savaged Palin so badly there is no way they could ever woo her into their vampire club. 

    The Democrat propaganda arm press has savaged her so badly they would never be able to go out of attack mode and they would have no access.  (Not that Obama gives them any either.)

    Democrat lawmakers could never cozy up to her even if they wanted to.  She has been so wilded by liberal Democrats that there is no road back to normal relations.

    Palin isn't even inside with Republican lawmakers in general.

    She would form coalitions of her own choice and depend on the American people for support.  How refreshing would that be after being pushed around by Bush and now Obama.  After having our jobs exported and given to illegal aliens?


    Palin definitely has a unique and irritating way with the English language but she is not the first president to have that problem.  She never said there were 57 states in the union either or called African Americans mongrels for that matter.

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      LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ron Paul 2012

      1. AnnCee profile image78
        AnnCeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think Ron Paul is too wonky.  Like Obama only different.   The political system is too complex to "manage."  It requires vision and leadership, not a "plan" to wrestle it into a particular shape.   

        Obama's big mistake was thinking he could fundamentally transform America by fiat.

        Ron Paul has a similar idea really.

        1. Doug Hughes profile image60
          Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Anybody who thinks Ron Paul and Barak Obama are similar has no grasp of the issues they represent.

          Not on economics - Obama is Keynesian - Ron Paul subscribes to the Austrian School. The economic principles are incompatable.

          Not on the Constitution.

          Not on the size or purpose of  governement.

          Not on government regulation or government intervention.

          I don't think you could find two major candidates who agreed less.

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          LegendaryHeroposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What's the point of having a vision if you don't have a plan to turn that vision into reality?

          And like Doug said, they're not similar at all.

  13. wildorangeflower profile image55
    wildorangeflowerposted 6 years ago

    Maybe Clinton against Palin is a good showdown! I wonder whose gonna be their male VP cands

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
      Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Helluva catfight.

      1. Doug Hughes profile image60
        Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What an idea for female celebrity mudwrestling!

        1. habee profile image91
          habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In that case, I think Palin would take Hil. I'm talking about wrestling - not in a political race.

          1. Doug Hughes profile image60
            Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Only if there are enforced rules - Hil fights dirty.

            1. PrettyPanther profile image85
              PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              True, and she fights to the end.  Palin whines about being mistreated then gives up when the going gets rough.

              1. AnnCee profile image78
                AnnCeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Palin stays in there and takes all the slings and arrows you leftie lunatics throw at her. 

                As a matter of fact the true blue Clinton supporters, the ones who are still totally behind her, they support Palin because of the savaging she has been given by the left.  The left and their leftie press did the same thing to Clinton once the powers that be put their money on Obama.  Go to Hillbuzz.com if you want to see what true Clinton supporters are like.

                1. Doug Hughes profile image60
                  Doug Hughesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Let me see if I have this right.

                  The same person who thinks Barak Obama is similar to Ron Paul is saying that there are Clinton supporters who will line up to back Palin.

                  Because they both wear high heels?  That's all they have in common.

                2. PrettyPanther profile image85
                  PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  "Palin stays in there and takes all the slings and arrows you leftie lunatics throw at her."

                  Stays in where, exactly?  She quit her job in Alaska so she could have more time for her money-making celebrity activities, all the while claiming "the media" is beating up on her.  She hides behind Facebook and Twitter to make false claims about "death panels" and blame "extreme environmentalists" for the oil spill.  Then she goes on Faux News with scripted (and inadvertently funny) commentary, all the while protected from anyone seriously questioning her views.

                  I'm sorry, but I have a hard time seeing how anyone can take her seriously as a potential president.  {{{{{shudder}}}}}

                  As for Hillary supporters going for Palin, I need to see supporting data to believe that it's more than a very small percentage.  Like Doug said, the only thing they have in common is their gender.

                3. Ron Montgomery profile image59
                  Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Her wounds are totally self-inflicted.  The people you accuse of attacking her merely report her words.  I totally refudiate your argument.

          2. PrettyPanther profile image85
            PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Nah, Palin would get caught breaking the rules, whine that she's being unfairly attacked, and then quit before it was over.

  14. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    Obama is a continuation of Bush who is a continuation of Clinton who is Etc......


    Do you not know of the Council of Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, the Trilateral Commission,  The freakin U.N..?

    Rockefeller Trusts,Ford Trusts,Carnegie Trusts etc...

    The international financiers and bankers who are pretty much in control of the globe?

    All your politicians are bought and paid for.  Do you enjoy the show?  All the decisions have already been made and you are just watching the PR drama unfold.  All propoganda.


    But we's do luvs us wathin ur tv ey?

  15. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    http://weblogs.wpix.com/news/lionel/tin-foil-hat.jpg

    1. Reality Bytes profile image94
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No,  your vote counts, really, it will change the world.  lol

    2. Lisa HW profile image81
      Lisa HWposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I always pictured something more along the lines of this...

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v316/the_dogfish/politics/ordinary1.jpg

      (as far as tin foil hats go)

      or maybe this...

      http://i436.photobucket.com/albums/qq84/Kristafree/Untitled-2.jpg

      1. PrettyPanther profile image85
        PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LOL!  Paranoid pussy.

        big_smile

  16. Reality Bytes profile image94
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    I heard that the G20 summits are really just Global Yahtzee tournaments.

  17. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    That is a visual I'm not at all prepared to see.
    Let's stick to regular old debates, shall we?

  18. readytoescape profile image61
    readytoescapeposted 6 years ago

    Palin would be a very good campaigner for candidates, but not as a candidate herself.
    As in last primaries there were to many good horses in the race and it ended with a jack ass winning. 

    Pick a party.

  19. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Funny, I just heard a snippet from her today....saying she is going to campaign for Republicans, so "we can take back our country to where it should be."......um, what? I thought the baggers were anti-Republican too? ahahaha...no, I didn't! They never fooled me...they are by Republicans, for Republicans and OF Republicans!!!!

    All of them....Beckles the Fake and Hannity the Shmuck especially.

    Ron Paul is the Tea Party.

    Wonder why she isn't campaigning for him????


    lol....no i don't.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Ron Paul is the Tea Party."

      "Wonder why she isn't campaigning for him????"


      I would suppose because he is beautifully insane.

  20. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I pretty much figured Newt Gingrich is long gone, and Sarah Palin isn't far behind him.

 
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