GINGRICH: PALIN'S STILL GOT A SHOT
Posted: Monday, July 13, 2009 5:09 PM by Domenico Montanaro
Here's one we missed Friday evening, but came across perusing Newt Gingrich's Twitter feed this afternoon...
As we, at First Read, have also argued, Gingrich said he thinks Sarah Palin still has a legitimate shot at the 2012 nomination.
He was asked on audio on his Web site, "If you decided to run for president in 2012, would you be open to having Sarah Palin as your running mate?"
Gingrich replied: "Well, I think it's important to remember that Gov. Palin may well be the nominee. There are lots and lots of Republicans who like her. And she's now going to be able to campaign full time for the next-- almost three and a quarter years. And so, who knows what's going to happen. I think it's a long way off, but I think she has a very major role to play in the party. And I wouldn't rule her out for either the first or second slot."
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Gingrich doesn't rule out Palin either
Newt Gingrich is obviously a beltway insider and seasoned politician who knows the big picture. Even though he's "gone off the rails" a few times in his career (in my opinion) he's still a big voice in the Party who has a lot of sway. The fact that he's aligning with Palin at this time says a lot.