Newt Gingrich: Palin’s Comments Are a Signal to Conservatives to Vote For Me

The Politico caught up with Newt Gingrich last night after Sarah Palin’s endorsement on Hannity:

“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.

That remains to be seen — polls still show Romney ahead, and he has organizational and financial advantages, if not demographic ones, in the state. He also still is facing a split conservative field with Rick Perry and Rick Santorum both peeling off votes.

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  • Mama Grizzly

    Newt?? Really???

    Sorry but I find Newt to be a sneaky snide opportunist. A narcissist. I mean, he’d be better than President Zero, but he’s really into himself.

    Total lack of judgement on the Palins part.

    Unless … they are playing on their mainstream reputation (as bumpkins) in order to defeat Newt.

    Things just keep getting crazier and crazier.

  • Mama Grizzly

    Why do people think that all of us conservatives can’t don’t or won’t think for ourselves? What–are we a bunch of lemmings?

  • Lady Mondegreen

    Sarah likes Newt because he uses big words she doesn’t understand. Newt likes Sarah because she doesn’t understand that his big words don’t mean anything. They are both over but neither seems to have figured it out.

  • Jim, you forgot about the Paulbots. Probably because Libertarians, which in all reality he is, vote for “their guy” no matter his chance of being elected. Perry’s votes are negligible, however Santorum is the candidate that will bring Romney the nomination. His win/tie in Iowa gave him inspiration to stay to the end. If there were just Newt and Mitt debating with moderation that allowed a lot of time to each debater Newt would tear him a new one. With that being said Santorum and especially Paul, what is this about his tenth run for President?, will not bow out giving the RINO the victory. If Mittens win I look forward to a very weak POTUS. Hoping we have big Conservative gains in Congress like my friend Ed Martin.

  • donh

    It means Sarah is a Tea Frauder.

  • jorgen

    Sorry but I find Newt to be a sneaky snide opportunist.

    They all are. Perry is best but won’t win and Perry and Romney may not be able to beat Obozo. Newt can beat Obozo.

  • Conservative to the Core

    “It’s a signal to every conservative that the one conservative vote that’s effective is to Newt Gingrich and that’s very helpful.”


  • DaveinPhoenix

    The man has a track record of creating/crafting very good changes while in Congress. He speaks the truth. Has some great ideas. He can wipe the floor with Obama. Okay, he gets a little cozy with people like Nancy Pelosi and her ilk. But look where Newt is and look where Pelosi is. Lets not have a John McRomney in 2012, I’ll go with Newt despite his drawbacks.

  • Rose

    Sorry, Sarah cannot do for Newt what she did for McCain. We are older and wiser now. All she can do now is bring herself down to his level, where we have to wonder if that that is where she really was all along – sorry, Sarah, but the crush is over – reality sets in.

    Bad as Mitt is, Newt is worse – and his performance Monday night only highlights the lack of CHARACTER he suffers – he’s proved he KNOWS WHAT IS RIGHT – His RECORD proves he’s INCAPABLE of DOING it. The same man who performed to fabulous acclaim on Monday night is the same man that toured with Arne Duncan the pedophilia Promoter Sec of Ed and Al Sharpton for THE PAST 2 YEARS to promote Obama Ed Policies, the same man that highly praised Hanoi John Kerry in Global Warming, the same man who sat by Nancy Pelosi in Global Warming, and Hillary Clinton in HillaryCare – and with Alan Colmes against Southern Border Security and FOR McCain Kennedy Shamnesty, while laughing at Sean Hannity for 45 AIR TIME MINUTES in scorn of Southern Border Security which I shall NEVER FORGET.
    NEWT: ” … I NEVER WORKED WITH PEOPLE I DON’T AGREE WITH…” Dec. 15, 2011 Fox News Debate, responding to Michelle Bachman regarding his conduct re Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    And then compare Monday Night’s performance with THIS ONE:

    Newt didn’t CHANGE between the two performances, he just has a different CLIENT.

  • Rose

    #6 January 18, 2012 at 6:28 am

    No, Newt cannot beat Odrama Queen. My own voting pattern at age 60 is mirrored in GOP voting patterns since 1960.

    No GOP Candidate I have refused to support has ever won.

    I don’t have Influence over others – though I love to post my own opinion, I freely admit, I don’t influence others.
    The only times I ever have is when I gave a small handful of individuals information they did not previously have, and when they investigated on their own and proved what I said, then they did change their voting intentions.

    But Candidates I refused to support because there was insufficient difference between them and their intentions, and those of the Dim Candidate – and I instead voted for a write-in Candidate – NOT H. Ross Perot – DID NOT WIN the Presidency.

    I will NOT consider voting for Newt. That tells me there are millions of others who won’t vote for him – most of whom will refuse to go vote at ALL – showing they are not of MY mind – I always vote! And I try to vote for someone who reflects MY VALUES – because the Vote is a POWER OF ATTORNEY for MY AUTHORIZATION, and each of us in a Democracy or a Republic who have the legal right to vote, whether we vote or not – if we have the legal RIGHT to – we shall answer to God Himself for the Direction our Nation goes. And if it goes WRONG, and you DEPLORE THAT – BUT YOU VOTED TO AUTHORIZE IT – to that degree, YOU TIE GOD’S HANDS FROM MAKING THE CHANGES you are praying for – BECAUSE YOU AUTHORIZED IT, not MERELY “Tolerated” but “ENABLED AND EMPOWERED” it.

    One seems to be “copping out” – BUT IT EMPOWERS GOD to work in your Government IN YOUR BEHALF.

    Now – NOT VOTING is copping out – you could at least go vote for a write-in who represents the kind of character and philosophy you want very much to WIN, whether you think he has a snowball’s chance or not. Sometimes you take a stand because that is all there is left to do. Just like King David did when he stood against Goliath.

    So if all else fails, don’t authorize the Lesser of EVILS – pick a person who stands unflinchingly for what is RIGHT.

  • Snorkdoodle Whizbang

    Rose – He’s also the man who has done more to advance the conservative agenda than anyone since Reagan. How nice of you to gloss over that little factoid.

    What the last debate showed is that Romney is very good at defending Romney… and Gingrich is very good at defending Conservatism.

  • LatinosConservatives

    I just don’t understand the folks in this site. We all state that we are Conservative but have a habit of trashing our conservative canditate. If not Newt then who I like Perry and Santorum but Newt is stronger than both of them. Once again the trolls, and the so called Conservative will elect another GOP establishment and give the election to OBAMA. I have stated before it is the same conservative people that state that they are conservative but keep trashing on the conservative movement. We as a nation will be destroyed with these Libtard and trolls. Question why can we all unite to defeat Obama and stop trashing our canditate. Newt will destroy OBAMA in any debate.

  • jorgen

    #10 Rose “pick a person who stands unflinchingly for what is RIGHT.”

    By all means, but neither Bachmann, nor Cain is around any more so the best option is to limit the damage. 🙁 The best one can hope for is Newt kept in line by a very Conservative Congress and ditto Senate.

  • workingclass artist

    Palin endorsed the continuation of the primary process….not that anybody drop out of the race.

    In fact her first comments about the debates seemed aimed at Perry improving in the debates and her first comments were praise for his performance saying Perry was on fire.

    Santorum will win the IA recount. Romney has NH. This contest is far from over.

    Newt can crow all he wants to but as usual his arrogance will bite him…especially in the south.

  • Polarbearpapa

    I see the PDS crowd is still everywhere….you folks need help..serious help…

    ..Sarah explained why she would vote for Newt in S. Carolina, but few of you could understand her reasoning…

    DO you people want to get to where we have 45 states yet to vote in the Primaries and have one guy on the ticket to vote for?…..

    Get a CLUE….we need the process to continue,that way..ALL the weaknesses of our candidates will be exposed and brought to light ….so that the strongest will come to the forefront.

    …and we have a candidate that can defeat Obama in the Fall!!!

  • devildog666

    Rose, if you want to go for age as an indicator of analysis I’ve got you beat . Not a reliable method.

    The simple comparison to get an accurate picture of how a person will govern is to look at their record in government. Romney took Massachusetts to the left as Govenor, Newt took the country to the right as Speaker.

    That’s what you can expect them to do if one of them becomes president. As for electability you only have to look as far as Reagan’ who was said to be unelectable to see the fallacy that Romney is more electable. Romney can be better compared to McCain, a RINO and a loser. If Newt get the nomination the country will rally around him.

  • Militant Conservative

    Ok so Rose is a 60 year old dunce.

    You’ll never get a perfect candidate. Thanks for

    Helping get Obama elected the first time due to your

    “ethics” . How is that helping the country?!

    Sometimes poison lite is preferable to poison.

  • bg


    OT, related..

    Romney Calls Voters, With an Old Message From Santorum

    [RICK SANTORUM: “If you’re a conservative, there really is only one
    place to go right now. I would even argue farther than that. If you’re
    a Republican, if you’re a Republican in the broadest sense, there is only
    one place to go right now, and that’s Mitt Romney.”

    LAURA INGRAHAM: “Senator Rick Santorum endorsing Mitt Romney
    unequivocally, without hesitation, that should mean something to
    all of you. Senator Santorum, thank you so much.”


  • Greg

    Watch the response time for the PDS and Newt scared repliers on the forum. They communicate an organized response intended to intimidate.

  • smmtheory

    I voted for Sarah Palin last election. I’ll vote for Sarah Palin this election.

  • bg


    Newt Gingrich

    The Past and the Present

    [This is not just another election and Barack Obama is not just another
    president whose policies we may not like. With all of President Obama’s
    broken promises, glib demagoguery and cynical political moves, one
    promise he has kept all too well. That was his boast on the eve of the
    2008 election: “We are going to change the United States of America.”

    Many Americans are already saying that they can hardly recognize the
    country they grew up in. We have already started down the path that
    has led Western European nations to the brink of financial disaster.

    Internationally, it is worse. A president who has pulled the rug out from
    under our allies, whether in Eastern Europe or the Middle East, tried to
    cozy up to our enemies, and has bowed low from the waist to foreign
    leaders certainly has not represented either the values or the interests
    of America. If he continues to do nothing that is likely to stop terrorist-
    sponsoring Iran from getting nuclear weapons, the consequences can
    be beyond our worst imagining.


    While the televised debates are what gave Newt Gingrich’s candidacy a
    big boost, concrete accomplishments when in office are the real test.
    Gingrich engineered the first Republican takeover of the House of
    Representatives in 40 years
    – followed by the first balanced budget in
    40 years. The media called it “the Clinton surplus” but all spending bills
    start in the House of Representatives, and Gingrich was Speaker of the

    Speaker Gingrich also produced some long overdue welfare reforms,
    despite howls from liberals that the poor would be devastated. But
    nobody makes that claim any more.


  • Jerry C

    @ #5 donh-“It means Sarah is a Tea Frauder.”

    My default candidate was Ron Paul since everyone else has some RHINO element. Now Sarah endorses Newt?! WTF moment. Newt is only saying what everyone (conservatives!?) want to hear. Reminds me of the previous poser in office.

    So, as I understand it, the “GOP” says to vote behind their guy Romney and Sarah says to vote behind “our” (conservative) guy Newt. Seriously? Newt a conservative?! I realize he has the better “conservative” record of the lot, besides Ron Paul, but Newt a conservative? Please.

    I am expected now to vote behind Newt, a lesser evil, to beat NObama and then HOPE for a conservative House & Senate to keep him in check. Reminds me again when I last voted for the lesser evil McCain. Low & behold, McCain was one of the co-sponsers of the indefinite detention of americans on american soil (stripping the Posse Comitatus Act!).

    donh, I believe I agree with you. And to imagine I thought Sarah was our last hope. God help us.

  • Eden

    Try understanding the message before you attack the messenger.

  • bg


    Thomas Sowell Endorsed Newt Gingrich
    and Updated Thoughts on the Race

    [It’s amazing how a candidate who everyone is now dismissing is racking up these big name conservative endorsements like Art Laffer and Thomas Sowell (who endorsed him Wednesday though I somehow missed it). For those of you unfamiliar with Thomas Sowell, he is a brilliant economist/writer who is 100% for small government and provides very reasoned commentary on a regular basis through his columns.


    And finally, it is important to remember that no actual national convention delegates will be apportioned in the caucuses, just delegates to the county conventions who then pick delegates to district conventions and then to the state conventions who then do the apportioning. It’s like one giant political game of telephone and whoever wins the caucuses might not actually get the most delegates in the end.]


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    Jerry C #22 January 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Sarah Palin didn’t “endorse” anyone..


  • The Establishment

    You people are hilarious. Romney is the nominee. Deal with it!

  • bg


    Greg #19 January 18, 2012 at 8:23 am

    lol, that’s what i call a ‘mirror mirror on the wall’ post..


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    Newt Gingrich Endorsed by Architect of
    Reagan Economic Plan, Economist Art Laffer

    Renowned economist Arthur Laffer, father of the Laffer Curve
    andarchitect of the Ronald Reagan economic plan, announced
    his endorsement Tuesday of Newt Gingrich for President. Here
    is the interview on Fox News.


  • The Elector of Saxony

    The Elites say Romney can beat Obama. They also said McCain would draw all those moderate Moms who were scared of creepy social Conservatives. How did that work out? Mark it down, if things in the economy and foreign affairs remain about the same as they are today, Romney will lose to Obama by about the same margin as McCain. The only support Romney will get it Republican country clubbers, old money, and a particular slice of the independent voters in very liberal states. It won’t be enough to beat Obama. He has the Unions, the Race Gangsters, and every Leftist organization working on the ground for him. Once again, Romney CAN NOT beat Obama. Plus, Obama will make Romney look like a tongue tied moron in the debates. The Presidential debates are going to rigged, unfair, and will be disastrous for a guy like Romney who has no core beliefs. The moderators will give Obama scores of opportunities on national TV to blast Romney for inheriting huge money, firing people from their jobs, living in palaces all his life, being a 1%-er, being a mean rich guy, and for basically designing Obamacare and then reversing himself.

    Yes, Newt has done some things–I believe to make a living and to stay in the game–and he has had to reverse his course. But he didn’t design Obamacare. He wasn’t born with a sliver spoon in his mouth and he is smarter than the President and has the power to make the President look foolish in a debate. He has the intellect to make the President’s ideas look silly. Newt is the only candidate who can articulately describe why the country is worse off under Obama, and who has a vision for the future. What’s Romney’s vision? Individual mandates for health insurance which he STILL thinks is a great idea? Hedge funds? Being President just to be President? He’s Dole, Bush I, and McCain without the record of military valor and honorable service. Not a good brew to take on Obama and his billion dollar campaign. He’ll lose. Mark my words. Newt, at least has a chance.

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    South Carolina Tea Partiers Wish Romney Would Just Go Away

    [If Gingrich, who many view as the ultimate Washington insider, seems
    like an improbable figure for the very anti-establishment Tea Party to
    rally behind, consider this: some Tea Partiers now view Gingrich as an
    honorary outsider because of how thoroughly Washington insiders have
    been trying to politically destroy him.

    “He was run out (of his speakership) by the Republican establishment, so to speak, the insiders,” Olson said. “Right now, everybody who’s coming out against him are Republican insiders. (John) Sununu, others who supposedly were working under him (as House speaker) who were part of forcing him out. So, in a sense it put Newt, even though he’s an insider, it put him on the outside, if that makes sense.”]

    btw, in case you missed this: Gingrich Wins Tea Party Straw Poll

    [The poll, taken among 23,000 Tea Party enthusiasts organized by the
    Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation’s biggest Tea Party organizations,
    had Gingrich winning with with 31 percent of their vote, registered in a
    conference call on Sunday night. [December 19, 2011]


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    ht squeaky

    Chicago conservative African Americans to support Newt Gingrich

    [The Illinois African American Libertarian Alliance (IAALA) is home to hundreds of Chicago African American conservatives and has decided to endorse Newt Gingrich for the upcoming 2012 election. “Newt Gingrich represents the values of many conservatives—White, Latino, or Black. He is honest about who he is and is the perfect person to turn a falling country around,” says IAALA President David Lemar.]


  • bg


    ht mcc

    Newt Gings Obama!!

    Question at town hall: “What I’ve been looking for in my candidate is
    fire in the belly. We’ve got to bloody Obama’s nose. You’ve mentioned
    challenging him to seven, three-hour debates. He has this armor of
    media surrounding him. If he doesn’t agree to that, how do you plan
    to aggressively take the gloves off and go after him?”

    Newt Gingrich: “Let me say first of all, I don’t want to argue with
    you about the analogy. I don’t want to bloody his nose, I want to
    knock him out.”


  • Joanne

    Newt would certainly ‘slay’ Obama in a debate.

  • Mama Grizzly

    “Newt would certainly ‘slay’ Obama in a debate.”

    No, he’s just appealing to the ire of the Right with his “zingers.” Everyone wants blood, and Newt pretends to give it to them.

    The real Newt is a political droid, a machine. He HAS a reputation if people would look into it, replete with video recordings so you can see him for yourself.

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  • leftophobe

    Newt would certainly destroy Obama in a debate… he’s a great debater. So what? It hasn’t given him much of a bounce against Romney or any of the other GOP candidates because the very next day, he’s spouting anti-conservative, hate speech all over the place. He is a ticking time bomb who self destructs constantly. When compared to the loving Obama’s, Newt’s past will ultimately show him to be the adulterous meglomanic that he is.

    What could Palin possibly be thinking? I saw the interview. She looked just as angry as the angry little muppet himself. No more for me. I’m done with her.

  • Big Al

    If this was the full throated endorsement that everyone is making it out to be it sure was equivocal. “in order to keep the vetting process for all candidates going I would vote for Newt in SC”. Geez what a stirring vote of confidence. I think she should be asked to clarify. I think she stepped in it.

  • These wealthy old liars don’t care about commoners like us. Also the government in power want wars ,as they have massive investment in wars. its called war profiteering. in other words we are all paying taxes to fund wars, thats why we are in this mess. Obama did not vote for iraq war,so in my mind he is decent. His problem is that he is a black man in the White House. Palin is a religious nut case and she is not to be taken seriously.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    It’s now or never for this Country (in case you haven’t noticed).
    Enough with the philosophical/ideological horse-apples.

    You know what has to be done to save the Country.
    Get off you high horses . . .
    Hold you noses . . .
    Be a Hero, be a Patriot, and VOTE the candidate that is NOT Obama.
    (It’s that simple)

  • Patty


    I will need to hold my nose very tightly if voting for Rino, Romney.

  • Patty

    Wow, can’t make everyone happy. But one thing for sure, Obama losing the next elections, Champagne will be popping and a sound heard around the world.

    That is the real mission and God Help Us, hope the voters are smart.

  • Jerry C

    @ #25 bg-“Jerry C #22 January 18, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Sarah Palin didn’t “endorse” anyone..”

    Technically, no she didn’t, but her husband also said to vote for Newt. I’m not holding my nose again to vote for someone who the “establishment” says is our best candidate to beat NObama. Going forward, I’ll vote for who I think is best for America. I pray that Sarah has something up her sleeves to help get us out of this mess besides hoping for a lesser evil in Newt.

  • bg


    Jerry C #45 January 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    no, her husband “endorsed” Newt.. 😀

    btw, Gingrich is not the “establishments lesser evil”,
    that’s Romney’s crown to bear, uh, wear.. /sarc/

    btw, this is good.. 😉