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Video: Sarah Palin Slams Mitt Romney's Win in Florida
Opposing Views ^ | January 31, 2012 | Michael Allen

Posted on 01/31/2012 10:18:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Appearing on Fox News tonight, former half term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by claiming that he won the Florida with money and misleading ads (video below).

Palin lamented: “I think that with $17 million purchasing some ads and some false narrative it was very, very difficult for Newt Gingrich and the other candidates to counter that bombardment of advertisements"

“$17 million spent in one state, that purchased a lot of darts and arrows that were flown in one direction and then a lot of darts and arrows were flown back and you know a lot of that negativity sure didn’t paint the party and the cause in very attractive colors. I think that hurts the electorate and ultimately diminishes the energy necessary to move forward in the general election.”

Palin also expressed her continuing support for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: “As it stands obviously it’s Romney and Newt are closest to be the front-running candidate, and so I would continue to vote for whoever it is to allow the process, and at this point it looks like it still is Newt. You have to kind of continue to level the playing field with your vote.”

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Issues
KEYWORDS: 2012; fl2012; gingrich; newt; palin; romney
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To: Cboldt
I am not sure what she means by "level the playing field,"

Well, play it out in your mind. What would be the ultimate end result of a level primary playing field?

51 posted on 02/01/2012 3:31:52 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry
-- Well, play it out in your mind. What would be the ultimate end result of a level primary playing field? --

I don't know what a "level playing field" is. If that means all the candidates tell the truth, and the media reporting shows no favoritism, I think the ultimate result could be a confused public. Or, it could be an informed public that will choose based on something more than platitudes.

52 posted on 02/01/2012 3:53:51 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: rintense

And if she had run and won 2 of the first 4 races, FL by such a margin, should people have started voting for someone else just so “the vetting” can go on?

I’d pick Newt over Mitt, though they’re both bad choices, but she’s giving an idiotic rationale for voting.


53 posted on 02/01/2012 4:10:45 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: noinfringers2

Not really a valid question - FL is a very expensive market because of size and diversity. Secondly, seems likely that Mitt will not have to spend as much in the states that in the states that he won last time. Finally, as long as he has access to it, what limit do you think he has in mind for spending other people’s money?


54 posted on 02/01/2012 4:13:31 AM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney will run out of campaign funding soon, he cannot buy every single delegate across America, why?

Because now that he has fed the bear so to speak the bears now want a glass of milk.


55 posted on 02/01/2012 4:13:42 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Cboldt

When one candidate has most of the money, establishment, and MSM behind him, the playing field isn’t level. This is what Sarah was referencing.


56 posted on 02/01/2012 4:15:18 AM PST by CASchack
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“Wonder how that will work out for him if he makes it to the general election.”

We’re all told it will work out just fine because, as always, those recalcitrant conservatives with run back to Romney’s arms come the general election.

The powers-that-be really do NOT get it.


57 posted on 02/01/2012 4:17:54 AM PST by battletank
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well yes Governor.

That, and the fact his strongest competitor, for some reason didn’t run.

One of those...


58 posted on 02/01/2012 4:20:19 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (What if Obama isn't the anti-Christ after all? What if it's Romney?...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Appearing on Fox News tonight, former half term Alaska Gov.

Stopped reading right there.

59 posted on 02/01/2012 4:21:34 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Lily4Jesus
Just an FYI but maybe this a response to Romney sticking the knife in her back in the effort to take her out of the mix this time round.....just sayin’, given the nature of that beast (Romney).
60 posted on 02/01/2012 4:36:13 AM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Terry Mross; varina davis
The establishment has chosen the candidate. For years I thought someone else decided who was president. Then I fell for the Florida vote recount and got suckered back into the old “every vote counts” B.S. Now it’s being proven on a daily basis that someone selects the president. And it ain’t the voters. Anyone want to borrow some of my tin foil?

Wanna get really depressed? Read this book from '71.

None Dare Call It Conspiracy

On a separate note, when Reagan was nominated the RINOs were pushing the idea of a Co- Presidency with either Ford, Rockefeller or another one of their guys pulling the strings from behind the scenes. Reagan declined of course but chose Bush as running mate to appease them. Now where's that tin foil?

61 posted on 02/01/2012 4:38:17 AM PST by Jed Eckert
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To: CASchack
-- When one candidate has most of the money, establishment, and MSM behind him, the playing field isn't level. --

I also think that is what Palin was referring to, but even if primaries were held until the cows come home, there will not be a level playing field. The establishment and media will openly or "subtly" choose the candidates, then give the public its (the establishment's) choice.

62 posted on 02/01/2012 4:53:31 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Dadofmany

“She is just odd, why would anyone put her on their show?”

Because Sarah Palin has millions of supporters.


63 posted on 02/01/2012 5:54:39 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sequoyah101

-—And one more thing... to hell with Megan Kelly... she is all mouth, ears, teeth, hair and nothing in between-—

There isn’t much there there, and what little is there is liberal conventional wisdom. She’s dropped to Dana Perino level.


64 posted on 02/01/2012 6:00:14 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: X-spurt

-—Something that would blow Mitt right out of the water would be for Newt and Sarah to hold a joint news conference and announce they are officially teaming with Palin as Newt’s VP. For the remainder of the Primaries it would be all Newt/Sarah.-—

Barring that, Newt has an uphill climb.

I’m disappointed in Sarah’s rationale for voting for Newt. Why should we keep the process going? Newt is far more articulate and, apparently, intelligent than Sarah, so I prefer her in the VP slot.


65 posted on 02/01/2012 6:19:36 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: hattend

-—Appearing on Fox News tonight, former half term Alaska Gov.——

I live in Massachusetts, and this infuriated me because Romney was AWOL during the last 1-2 years of his governorship, as he prepared to run for president. Massachusetts was effectively lacking a governor.

He gets a complete pass. At least Sarah left the governorship with a conservative successor in mind.


66 posted on 02/01/2012 6:35:02 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sarah’s message of ‘allow the process to go on’ and ‘level the playing field’ is lost to many voters who form opinions only from the media and the ads they see.
Wish she will quit Fox news and outright say what she wants - vote for Gingrich the one who has proven to be the most conservative who can beat obama!
She knows money can buy votes. What she says occassionally will not drown out the brain-washing ‘message’ (the attack ads) that money can buy and get intended results. Plus for every word she utters, there are thousands counter words from the E and the lamestream!
Sarah needs to make her message clear! As the ‘palinized’ person she should understand what Gingrich is going through and she should take the war to them. Sarah, if you are serious, endorse Gingrich and stump with him!


67 posted on 02/01/2012 6:36:14 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: Sequoyah101

That was a weak statement of support Sarah...but thanks for at least standing against the lies! Now team Newt needs to expose those lies about his “fines” and quitting in “disgrace”. Let’s roll!


68 posted on 02/01/2012 6:40:16 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: varina davis
Probably some looney lib made a death threat. It seems to be all the rage these days, look at Sheriff Joe.
69 posted on 02/01/2012 6:40:47 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: srmorton

Thanks very much but I’ve already heard him say he will vote for him if he’s the nominee, so I’ll stick with my opinion that he’s keeping Santorum alive to split the vote.


70 posted on 02/01/2012 7:12:28 AM PST by onyx
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To: PhilDragoo
WOO-HOO!

71 posted on 02/01/2012 7:13:45 AM PST by onyx
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To: X-spurt; 2ndDivisionVet; onyx

For the remainder of the Primaries it would be all Newt/Sarah.
*************

Actually, I don’t believe that would be a good GOP team in the general election.

Now, on the other hand, if the GOP-E gets its puppet nominated, I’d be all in for that ticket on a 3rd party run.

Also, I think Sarah has to get off the fence. As she knows, this process is not about Newt- it’s an attack on the conservative grassroots base-—her base. She can’t allow it to be steamrolled and marginalized to the point that it is no longer considered a threat to the establishment.


72 posted on 02/01/2012 7:36:01 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Sequoyah101

I agree, I don’t think she knows how a sentence will end when she starts one. And, I couldn’t figure out how her opening remarks squared with her “keeping the process going” comments.

Plus - maybe it was the lighting - but that was the least attractive I have seen her. It was like she aged considerably (not that an older lady can’t be attractive, mind you).


73 posted on 02/01/2012 7:48:27 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: Cboldt

It would mean no clear winner and a brokered convention.


74 posted on 02/01/2012 8:05:08 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Lando Lincoln

How she looks is a lot less important than what she says and how she feels. If she weren’t such a public figure what she says wouldn’t matter either.

We are in for flaming or zots for having dared to be the least bit critical of Sarah Palin.


75 posted on 02/01/2012 8:40:40 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

January 31, 2012
Women abandon Gingrich this time, by 22-point margin

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/31/women-abandon-gingrich-this-time-by-22-point-margin/#ixzz1l9RrJzoP


76 posted on 02/01/2012 9:29:24 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Sequoyah101
We are in for flaming or zots for having dared to be the least bit critical of Sarah Palin.

Playing the victim card is manipulation - a liberal tactic.

77 posted on 02/01/2012 9:29:28 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: KeyLargo
Women abandon Gingrich this time, by 22-point margin...

The girls sure love their 'Slick Willie'...just like the FIRST time...

78 posted on 02/01/2012 9:31:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: onyx

I agree. And they aren’t subtle about it. Not sure why others can’t connect the dots for they are big enough to see. Perhaps too embarrassed to admit they are being screwed with.


79 posted on 02/01/2012 9:43:29 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 9YearLurker

“level the playing field”

Leveling the playing field is a socialist idea.

They should be the best they can be and aim for the top.

Well life is not fair and people do not have equal abilities in all areas. Each candidate should use his/her comparative advantage. This is a competition. People should vote for the candidate who they like the most and not just to level the playing field. It is like an employer who hires the best guy he can get for the job. The person may not be perfect person. Nobody is perfect.

If Palin thinks she could do a better job, she should run. She was capable of running a campaign, but I think she blew it when she declined.


80 posted on 02/01/2012 9:49:49 AM PST by moviefan8
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To: chrisnj

Are you going to quit your job and go volunteer for Nwet? That’s what you’re asking her to do, so I figured that you’d go first....


81 posted on 02/01/2012 10:48:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Lily4Jesus

AHHHHhh So you are voting for Romney?


82 posted on 02/01/2012 10:52:18 AM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: presently no screen name; Lando Lincoln

Those are code words for a racial slur. I’m deeply offended and want you to stop doing that kind of thing right now.


83 posted on 02/01/2012 10:56:12 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah, unfortunately Mitt won Florida.

But complaining about his campaign money & ads is sour grapes/whining.

84 posted on 02/01/2012 11:19:54 AM PST by gdani
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To: Sequoyah101

Manipulation to get one’s way only refers to a racial slur? LOL! You probably do it all the time and think if it’s not racial no one will notice. Besides being a whiny liberal tactic, it’s childish.


85 posted on 02/01/2012 11:45:17 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 9YearLurker

You’re missing the point. She’s telling everyone to ignore the establishment and MSM’s anointing of Romney. Make your own choice instead of letting others decide for you. It really is that simple.

And in your scenario, it wouldn’t apply because there’s no way the MSM would ever anoit Palin.


86 posted on 02/01/2012 12:58:15 PM PST by rintense
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To: rintense

That would be fine if that were what she said. Unfortunately it wasn’t.


87 posted on 02/01/2012 1:01:09 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Funny, because that's exactly what I heard.

Seriously, if you're biggest issues is finding fault with something Sarah Palin says...

88 posted on 02/01/2012 5:21:58 PM PST by rintense
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To: PhilDragoo

“Or America could drop the Dancing With Fat Trannies soma-coma and grow a brain and a conscience and a soul.”

Ha! I love the way you can turn a phrase! ;o)

Excellent, as usual, Phil.


89 posted on 02/02/2012 12:07:35 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: PhilDragoo

Beautiful!

Da’ Puppet master...


90 posted on 02/02/2012 12:08:46 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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