Monday, January 9, 2012

McCain "A Palin/Gingrich Alliance Could Prove Formidable"

UPDATE; The Other McCain via "Smitty" site weighs in on the Todd Palin endorsement.

"One is sorely tempted to read an entire library or two into this. Which is probably why face value is the wiser course. Nevertheless, some form of a Palin/Gingrich alliance could prove quite formidable, and lead to incontinence in certain corners of the White House."

Previous post; Act One Palin endorses Gingrich. Act Two to follow at CPAC?
That Todd Palin should endorse Newt should not be a surprise to anyone. Apart from the fact that he is the best candidate Newt reached out to the Palin's almost immediately after Sarah announced she would not be running in 2012 and there was indications of a positive response then and an ongoing interaction.

Todd is not Sarah of course, but anyone with eyes can see which way the wind is blowing.

Leading Palin supporting sites like Texans4Palin and this site endorsed Gingrich which endorsements were well received by the blogosphere

That Gingrich advised that he would consider Sarah for VP or a cabinet post is an obvious further connection to Todd's announcement. I would believe that if Sarah endorses anyone it would be at CPAC in February and that person would be Newt.

"Todd Palin endorses Newt for president

Todd Palin, husband of former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, told ABC News Monday that he is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president:

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.

Todd Palin said he believes that being in the political trenches and experiencing the highs and lows helps prepare a candidate for the future and the job of president.

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

Todd was impressed by Gingrich's determination to press on against tall odds last summer when a most of the former Speaker's staff resigned en mass, leaving their candidate on his own to run his campaign.

Todd said that Newt’s ability to overcome that obstacle and still rise in the polls demonstrated that Gingrich is a survivor. Todd Palin knows something about survival.

After a high-speed crash left him with a broken arm and broken sled, he still had the fortitude to not only finish the 2008 edition of the world's longest, toughest snow machine (that's "snowmobile" to lower 48'ers) endurance race, but to do so in fourth place. Todd added that Gingrich, unlike the typical “beltway types,” “burst out of the political arena and touched many Americans.”

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