Political Insight | Editorials from the Habledash Team
- Thursday, 08 March 2012 07:24
Super Tuesday was an important day for Republican presidential candidates. Equal eyes were on Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Romney was expected to win many of the states, which he did, but his victory in Ohio is hardly worth celebrating. He outspent Santorum there by margin of 12 to 1 and only won by a percentage point. Gingrich needed to carry Georgia, which he did handily. But on the eve of Super Tuesday, Newt received support from a major player in the conservative movement. Sarah Palin announced on Neil Cavuto's show on FOX Business that she voted for Newt in the Alaska primary. Palin has been rather quiet during the vetting process, but this will certainly help Newt. The question is, what took her so long?
Sarah Palin has been awfully quiet during the campaign, which has brought forth many questions as to why? We believe it's for this reason: since she's a Tea Party leader, she knows that she needs to support a Tea Party conservative. However, she likely knew that Michelle Bachmann did not stand a good chance, and therefore she didn't want to endorse someone that wouldn't last long. When it comes to Rick Santorum, she knows that the Tea Party would like her to support him, but likely believes Newt has the better solutions and the will to take the fight to Obama. This could be why she's remained so quiet, as to not let down her core base. It's pathetic, really, but it's reality.
Here is what Palin had to say about Newt Gingrich:
As previously mentioned, is this too little, too late? Sarah Palin is a big name, but will her support help take votes away from Romney and Santorum? We shall see.
Cliff Levine is a contributing editor for Habledash.