Sarah Palin Weighs in on Florida, Leans Toward Backing Newt

While former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has generally had warmer words for Newt Gingrich, appearing on Fox News on Tuesday night, she said Mitt Romney scored a “big win” in the Florida Republican presidential primary -- but added that the GOP infighting was not productive.

“Relative to the other primaries these are pretty large numbers for Governor Romney, that’s a pretty big win for him,” Palin said. “$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 ultimately; it diminishes the energy that’s needed to head into a general [election], so, hopefully, from henceforth, everybody will really start focusing on what’s important to debate as we go forward.”

Palin added that constant attacks against Gingrich hurt him in the Sunshine State.

“When a bell is rung it’s really tough to unring that bell, no matter how many surrogates that you have out there speaking for you,” Palin said. “So, yes, I think that added to a process that thus far hasn’t been, again, very attractive to the electorate. It unfortunately is what keeps good people from wanting to run for office and maybe be engaged in their own government process of electing our leaders.”

Saying if she were a Nevada resident, which holds its caucus on Saturday, Palin said she was leaning toward backing Gingrich.

“Whomever it is to allow the process to continue, I still say competition breeds success for the U.S. and that’s what we need in this debate,” Palin said. “As it stands, obviously, it's Romney and Newt who are closest to being the front-running candidate, so I would continue to vote for whomever it is to allow the process and at this point, it looks like it still is Newt.”

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sarah palin
7:01PM FEB 11TH 2012
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sarah palin
7:00PM FEB 11TH 2012
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1:18PM FEB 1ST 2012
To some commenters: the story states Palin said IF she lived in Nevada...she would vote for so and so. It doesn't say she lives in Nevada. Palin said the same thing about South Carolina: IF she lived in SC, she would vote for so and so.
11:55AM FEB 1ST 2012
Oh come on. I know your liberal media, but can't you report anything, or at least on a conservative, accurately?

Who in the world told you, that you believed and printed, that Sarah Palin lives in Nevada? roflmaooaoaoa

pssst. Sarah Palin, lives in Alaska. She has purchased a summer home in Arizona too, neither makes it Nevada.
Dave Longdale
11:37AM FEB 1ST 2012
The next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin's bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she's not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren't in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history
11:57AM FEB 1ST 2012
LOL I think your tinfoil hat is too tight.
Dave Longdale
1:30PM FEB 1ST 2012
You say the same thing every time law breaking government poster committing treason. How much longer can you cover it up?
11:10AM FEB 1ST 2012
Palin makes no sense. One does not vote to keep the process going.
11:09AM FEB 1ST 2012
Irrlevant Palin commenting on irrelevant Gingrich. I wish this election was over.
George Ronald Adkisson
11:08AM FEB 1ST 2012
$17 million spent in one state ended with the total voter count equaling the population of Miami Dade County.That's a lot of food for the needy...there is about 2 million people in Miami Dade.
11:03AM FEB 1ST 2012
I will not vote for Romney . He is dirty and he is owned by big money.He lost his manners with his dirty campain in Florida. We don't need something like him in the White House.
10:53AM FEB 1ST 2012
Palin lives in Nevada?!? I thought she bought a house in AZ...
Kevin Derby
10:57AM FEB 1ST 2012
Great catch--and this comes from someone who spent one of the best years of his life in Reno. Thanks.
10:10AM FEB 1ST 2012
I agree with the premis that all the negative attack ads will ultimately make it ver difficult to encourage good people to seek office. Seems as if the person with the most money will win, not necessarilly the best man for the job.

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