Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump

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    Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump



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    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign announced on Tuesday that he had received “the coveted and influential endorsement of former Vice Presidential Candidate and Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.”


    “I am greatly honored to receive Sarah’s endorsement. She is a friend, and a high quality person whom I have great respect for. I am proud to have her support,” Trump said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

    Palin, who said she was proud to endorse Trump, was a relative unknown before being tapped to run alongside Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential race. She resigned as governor of Alaska in 2009. Since then, Palin has remained active as a cable news commentator and reality television star. Through her media presence and political action committee, she has built a strong following among conservatives.

    “I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President of the United States of America,” Palin said in a statement.

    News of the endorsement was first reported by the New York Times.

    Palin’s support should help Trump shore up his support from the conservative base as he works to fend off Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Though Trump remains the frontrunner in national polls of the Republican presidential field, Cruz has gained ground in Iowa since last month, and the pair are currently nearly neck and neck in the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the Hawkeye State. Iowa, which is the first state to vote in the primaries, has strong evangelical and conservative constituencies, among whom Palin’s backing could prove influential.

    The Trump campaign noted that Palin has campaigned for many conservative candidates and claimed her “endorsement is amongst the most sought after and influential amongst Republicans.” The announcement also included a quote from Cruz, whom Palin endorsed when he was running for the U.S. Senate in 2012.

    “I would not be in the United States Senate were it not for Gov. Sarah Palin … She can pick winners,” Cruz was quoted as saying.

    That Cruz quote is not a word-for-word reflection of comments Cruz made when he introduced Palin at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference. At that event, Cruz did indeed make both those statements, but the Trump campaign reversed the order of his remarks.

    Trump is scheduled to hold campaign rallies in Norwalk, Iowa, and Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday. According to his campaign, Palin will join him at both events.
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    Outstanding!

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    He will apparently do anything to make sure he doesn't really win.


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    Well that's that. Game over man, game over.

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    Watched a clip on tv. Kind of crazy.

    They say she still has a following.

    You couldn't make all this up.

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    I thought he said he was going to get "smart" people?

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    Sarah's payoff will be that Bristol will be appointed secretary of Health and Human Services if Trump wins.

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    This is where the Trump competitors could use a little Trump in them. Instead of remaining silent, don't you believe Jeb, Rubio, Christie, etc. could pick up a ton of support if they went on a blitz chastising this endorsement? If anything moves the conservative needle like Trump, it is Sarah Palin. But I am sure they will play it safe. This is where The Donald wouldn't cower to fears of voter alienation.

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    I would think this endorsement just pulled Trump farther right and away from some middle Repub votes. If he is lucky he will pick up more than he will lose, but I could see it being a push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellcats View Post
    I would think this endorsement just pulled Trump farther right and away from some middle Repub votes. If he is lucky he will pick up more than he will lose, but I could see it being a push.
    I think this was all about making a push to secure Iowa and the evangelical base, something you need to secure the caucuses. Back to my theory, had Palin endorsed Cruz, Trump would have come out with fury calling her names and picking up more moderate votes I feel.

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    He also got the endorsement of John Wayne's daughter.
    The word is, Cruz is courting the endorsement of John Wayne Gacy's daughter.
    Republicans, your party has gone to hell.

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    Glen Beck is highly upset with Sarah Palin for this endorsement. He says Trump goes against everything she proclaims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Glen Beck is highly upset with Sarah Palin for this endorsement. He says Trump goes against everything she proclaims.

    Trump can't see Russia from his penthouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    He also got the endorsement of John Wayne's daughter.
    The word is, Cruz is courting the endorsement of John Wayne Gacy's daughter.
    Republicans, your party has gone to hell.
    Coming from a party whose lead candidates are a criminal and a socialist, I feel good about where the republican party is in caparison to the dems.

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