Breaking: Palin endorses Hoffman

posted at 8:46 pm on October 22, 2009 by Allahpundit

If national media wasn’t following this race before, they will be tomorrow.

It’s my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law.

Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a “time for choosing.”

The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the reckless spending in Washington, D.C. and the massive increase in the size and scope of the federal government. He is also fully committed to supporting our men and women in uniform as they seek to honorably complete their missions overseas.

And best of all, Doug Hoffman has not been anointed by any political machine.

Doug Hoffman stands for the principles that all Republicans should share: smaller government, lower taxes, strong national defense, and a commitment to individual liberty.

Follow the link for the full statement, which includes a reference to Reagan — whom, you’ll note, was also invoked by Gingrich during his interview with Laura Ingraham as an example of someone who campaigned for Republicans to his left ideologically. I said a few weeks ago that “Sarahcuda’s only a clear asset on the trail in a red district where the base isn’t turning out,” which makes NY-23 an almost perfect fit for her: Hoffman only wins if grassroots conservatives turn out in force and her endorsement is the surest way of making that happen. More interesting than the endorsement, though, is her derisive reference to “political machines.” That won’t win her any friends among the GOP’s leadership, but then, we already knew that she was positioning herself as the “true conservative” outsider. Which, again, makes this an almost perfect fit.

One note of warning: Although its congressional seat has traditionally been solid Republican, NY-23 did break for Obama last year. There is a Democratic presence there, which means there’s a risk that conservatives won’t be the only party base galvanized by her entrance into the campaign. For better or worse, some of her clout’s on the line here too, especially now that The One’s thrown in for the Democrat. Good luck, Palinistas.


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Go girl go!

We love you.

wildcat84 on October 23, 2009 at 12:45 AM

BTW, Mike Huckabee already endorsed Rubio when he was much farther behind.

VFT on October 23, 2009 at 12:56 AM

It’s sad that AP can only see through the prism of someone who is politically calculating. Pretty much all of his Palin posts are dripping with that kind of cynicism.

The simpler explanation is that endorsing Hoffman is the right thing to do, because he is the best candidate among those who can win.

commodore on October 23, 2009 at 1:11 AM

Dede’s Latest Tweet
@newtgingrich On the NY23 Race, We Have A Practical Choice To Make http://tinyurl.com/yh6vu6t #NY23 POSTE

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 12:01 AM

He’s right….sorta. At times we do have to make a practical choice…like in New Jersey, when the GOP candidate is not that good but the independent is eeking out maybe 10% of the vote.

In that case, I’d hope that those going for the independent realize the practical matter that they can do nothing but serve as a spoiler and ensure a Corzine victory.

NY23 is not one of these scenarios. We have a real chance to either win or make a solid showing and I think this is the opportunity that practical conservatives chomp at the bit for.

But yes…sometimes practicality has to win out, like in a presidential race when you have solid 3rd party conservatives who might get 2 percent of the vote…and you have to vote for a stinker like McCain just as a stop gap measure.

But it takes a little common sense and the ability to think different situations through and treat them differently based on all the variables.

powerpro on October 23, 2009 at 1:25 AM

You didn’t want her as governor. Well time to play the game. sarah palin style. GO get them sarah.

bessex on October 23, 2009 at 1:25 AM

Follow this… Beck has Bachmann on his TV show, Bachmann endorses Hoffman. Next day, Beck has Hoffman on radio. Next day Palin endorses Hoffman at the same time Beck is propping up Hoffman on TV.

Am I the only one who sees this connection? Can anyone say “third party”? With Beck pushing it all the way to the finish line! They shall be our beacon of commonsense and sanity in these dark times.

How about this… Palin / Bachmann 2012

God Bless these two women for telling the rest of the world what most of us already know… The strength of all men rest in the women that bore them!

And all of us should give thanks to Beck, for shining a light on the shadowy plague that is the Demon-cradict party. And of course the sheep that have strayed from the flock, better known as RINO’s.

May God continue to bless all these people and keep them safe!

The Dead Terrorist on October 23, 2009 at 1:32 AM

I was waiting for Sarah to endorse Hoffman before I donated money to his campaign, and now she has, and so have I.

joe_doufu on October 23, 2009 at 1:39 AM

Oh my, Mikey just ate a fig Newt and chit his pants!

Bulldogger on October 23, 2009 at 1:51 AM

Newt has confused ‘big tent’ with ‘open borders’.

A tent big enough to envelop Ms Scozzafava’s positions is a tent incapable of supporting itself.

JEM on October 23, 2009 at 1:59 AM

huck HAD to endorse rubio. he had no choice. Rubio endorsed huck in the 2008 primary.

ousoonerfan15 on October 23, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Newt has confused ‘big tent’ with ‘open borders’.

A tent big enough to envelop Ms Scozzafava’s positions is a tent incapable of supporting itself.

JEM on October 23, 2009 at 1:59 AM

Amen. I’d also have to mix metaphors and call it “a tent big enough for the camel’s nose“. As in:

“…We need a big tent, but not big (or open) enough for the camel to get its nose inside.”

RD on October 23, 2009 at 2:15 AM

Major ground breaking movements and tides that turn the course of history are begun by shaking the very foundations of those who hold and control the institutions of power. Whether it was a lone monk posting a thesis on the doors of the Roman Catholic Church, a single lone woman refusing to move to the back of the bus, or a band of men in a little courthouse signing a document proclaiming their independence from the mightiest power on earth.
The election of Sarah Palin to the Office of President of the United States will and must shake the very foundations of not just the Democrat and Republican party elites, but it’s effect will rattle and spread like a wave of revival throughout every institution within our nation. From our schools and colleges to our corporations and communities! The lines will be drawn and the sides will be clear and the final outcome will be unmistakable. America is not finished, she has not died, she is awake and the flame of freedom burns still!!
This will be accomplished not because Sarah Palin leads a cult of personality, but because of her convictions, passion and the principles of liberty and freedom she will espouse, not just to the nation but to the entire world.
President Obama is on a course to fundamentally change this nation. He is the last great hope of all those liberals, elitists, closet Maoists, and fascists who have come before him. He is the realizations of all of their plans, efforts and desires. Their last great hope of an aging liberal elite group called the Democrat party, working hand in hand with the Republican establishment.
Sarah Palin is embarking on a journey that may ultimately lead, I believe, to a massive new rebirth of freedom, liberty and revival that the world has not seen in a hundred years!
I further believe the adoration of the world that President Obama seeks now will be realized in truth, not by him, but by his successor, Sarah Palin. She will acquire the recognition and fame that he has longed for and it will be given as a result of rebuilding and strengthening all that he hoped to tear down and destroy.
As Obama is the last great hope of liberal elites, so too will the election of Sarah Palin be the culmination of a rebirth of the American spirit! A rebirth that has already begun! The answer to the question “Will we be slaves or will we be free!” The American people will answer with a shout, “Let us be clear! We will be free!”

JellyToast on October 22, 2009 at 11:34 PM

I don’t mind admitting that brought a bit of a tear to my eye. Beautiful stuff man.

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 2:59 AM

Sarah Palin is embarking on a journey that may ultimately lead, I believe, to a massive new rebirth of freedom, liberty and revival that the world has not seen in a hundred years! JellyToast on October 22, 2009 at 11:34 PM

And Amen!
From your KB to the hearts &
minds of all American Patriots.

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on October 23, 2009 at 4:02 AM

Am I the only one who sees this connection? Can anyone say “third party”? With Beck pushing it all the way to the finish line! They shall be our beacon of commonsense and sanity in these dark times.

How about this… Palin / Bachmann 2012

God Bless these two women for telling the rest of the world what most of us already know… The strength of all men rest in the women that bore them!

And all of us should give thanks to Beck, for shining a light on the shadowy plague that is the Demon-cradict party. And of course the sheep that have strayed from the flock, better known as RINO’s.

May God continue to bless all these people and keep them safe!

The Dead Terrorist on October 23, 2009 at 1:32 AM

IF there is a third party, the democrats will win ala Bill Clinton’s victory thanks to Ross Perot. A third party siphons off republicans and conservatives and opens the door for more CrockObama and democrat destruction of our country.

dthorny on October 23, 2009 at 5:00 AM

What the republican party needs for victory in 2010 is Reagan conservative ideals, principled in TRUE conservative values, to return the republican party to control and to rid us of these socialists and out-right communists who have taken over.

A conservative counterinsurgency or we lose America as we know it.

Let’s Roll

On Watch on October 23, 2009 at 4:02 AM

The republican slogan for 2010 in honor of Todd Beamer United flight 91..

dthorny on October 23, 2009 at 5:10 AM

Stop with this 3rd party nonsense. Sarah has never even hinted at wanting to form a third party. All she has said is that she will support candidates who RUN as Republicans, Democrats, or independents that mesh with her philosophy. What part of that don’t you get?

Take this to the bank. Sarah Palin is NOT going to form a third party. It is a myth.

Anyone who spreads that rumor has ulterior motives: RINO’s who want to marginalize Sarah with the base and Obama who wants the Republicans formally split so he can cruise to victory in 2012.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 5:35 AM

You just have to ask
“Is the Donk worse than Dede?”
Then vote for Hoffman!

I would rather have
A Democrat Congressman
Than a spoiled Party.

Haiku Guy on October 23, 2009 at 6:03 AM

She turned Newt into a newt, can he recover.

the_nile on October 23, 2009 at 6:10 AM

Fred 2012!

shick on October 23, 2009 at 6:30 AM

Way to go, Mrs. Palin!

President Palin 2012!

dogsoldier on October 23, 2009 at 6:37 AM

What the Hoffman endorsement does is that it allows Palin to get her foot in the door to perhaps strongly influence the outcome of a pending political race without being stained by the conservative movement as responsible for the defeat if Hoffman does not pull it out.

Excellent move by Palin also to neutralize Newt (who endorsed Dede) and Pawlenty (who claimed he wasn’t following the race) and of course Romney and Huckabee who did not want to get their hands dirty.

Of course if Hoffman does pull it out, Sarah’s street cred goes out of sight.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 6:42 AM

I don’t mind admitting that brought a bit of a tear to my eye. Beautiful stuff man.

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 2:59 AM

The darker the night, the more welcome the light!

JellyToast on October 23, 2009 at 7:33 AM

Of course if Hoffman does pull it out, Sarah’s street cred goes out of sight.

I don’t think that’s the case. All Sarah has to show is two things:

1) Increase in momentum for Hoffman following her endorsement
2) Increase in fund raising following her endorsement.

One political race does not make or break a person’s campaign street cred. If she shows she had an impact in a race, especially a 3-way race, it will bolster her street cred for other 2-way races or primaries even if Hoffman loses.

SalAOR on October 23, 2009 at 7:35 AM

One note of warning: Although its congressional seat has traditionally been solid Republican, NY-23 did break for Obama last year. There is a Democratic presence there, which means there’s a risk that conservatives won’t be the only party base galvanized by her entrance into the campaign. For better or worse, some of her clout’s on the line here too, especially now that The One’s thrown in for the Democrat. Good luck, Palinistas.

Palin throws in for Hoffman. The filthy lying coward throwing in for the Dem. That only leaves Newt on the side of the fat pink DIABLO. The lines are clear and Newt ends up looking like the fool.

highhopes on October 23, 2009 at 7:36 AM

She’s not starting a 3rd party, she’s taking over the GOP.

- The Cat

P.S. This is a Coup I tellz ya. One that’s been needed for a long time. She gets some other True Conservatives behind this (Hoffman, Rubio, Liz, Bolton, etc) we may have a winner.

MirCat on October 23, 2009 at 7:36 AM

One political race does not make or break a person’s campaign street cred.
SalAOR on October 23, 2009 at 7:35 AM

No, but it is a good indicator about what she can or cannot accomplish in 2010. Honestly, her best move if she wants to seek office in 2012 is to play kingmaker in 2010 by “making the difference” in close races.

highhopes on October 23, 2009 at 7:38 AM

It is quite apparent that Gov.Palin knows who the real conservative is in this race something that Newt and other Rep.elites have not got a clue about.

thmcbb on October 23, 2009 at 7:46 AM

Wow, Palin earned some points with me on this move.

Libertarian Joseph on October 23, 2009 at 7:58 AM

First a Palin endorsement, then a mention on Beck’s show. This guy in NY better appreciate it.

Jeff from WI on October 23, 2009 at 8:02 AM

NY 23 is probably the most conservative part of the state. It encompasses most of the “North Country” including Fort Drum, home to the 10th Mountain Division.

Mr. Grump on October 23, 2009 at 8:03 AM

Stop with this 3rd party nonsense. Sarah has never even hinted at wanting to form a third party. All she has said is that she will support candidates who RUN as Republicans, Democrats, or independents that mesh with her philosophy. What part of that don’t you get?

Take this to the bank. Sarah Palin is NOT going to form a third party. It is a myth.

Anyone who spreads that rumor has ulterior motives: RINO’s who want to marginalize Sarah with the base and Obama who wants the Republicans formally split so he can cruise to victory in 2012.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 5:35 AM

I think Palin is sending a pretty clear signal which path she is going to follow.

I believe she’s going the way of Ronald Reagan…to help usher in a move back to conservatism within the GOP.

Just like Reagan, Palin, I feel, understands that a third party on a national level equals marginalization and the heft of two bitter political machines running against you. It also would ensure the GOP would be split to the point that even Obama could win re-election.

No…I think she is doing the heavy lifting now…smacking down the stupid establishment within the GOP and identifying with the voices of the people who are tired of the empty promises of both parties.

By standing with Hoffman, she stands on principle, carrying through her promise and standing against tone-deaf and principle-less Republicans like Newt…while at the same time once again trumpeting common sense conservative values in a clear tone that people relate to.

powerpro on October 23, 2009 at 8:19 AM

Gah! I meant to hit “quote”…sorry! (I do that more than I care to admit) :S

powerpro on October 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM

David Frum

a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, is the author of six books, including most recently COMEBACK: Conservatism That Can Win Again.
Sounds like David was writing about Doug Hoffman. I wonder if that’s what David had in mind?

fred5678 on October 22, 2009 at 11:25 PM

I didn’t know Frum was a fellow at the AEI. Ugh, I can’t get away from this guy. I used to like him but he just lost it after Obama won and actually thinks the people voted for him because of his policies and not his persona, he thinks we shifted to a left of center nation which completely untrue. Worst of all, he attacks conservatives more than liberals these days and wrongly blames social conservatives for the Party’s troubles.

The American Enterprise Institute is a bright think tank (thank them for the Surge in Iraq) and having this dim bulb associated with them hurts. He is weak.

Daemonocracy on October 23, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Is there a correlation between AP being the author and the use of the “winking Sarah” photo? Surely you have some other photos of Gov Palin you can switch out with, don’t you?

indypat on October 23, 2009 at 8:36 AM

Oh wait…there’s the QOTD. Thank goodness Sarah isn’t winking again. Of course, it’s an older photo. Wouldn’t want her to look too vibrant and attractive, in case she re-energizes the GOP. (She is doing a pretty good job so far)

indypat on October 23, 2009 at 8:41 AM

That won’t win her any friends among the GOP’s leadership,

Unintentionally hilarious blog line of the day!

james23 on October 23, 2009 at 8:51 AM

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 5:35 AM

Sarah just came out in support of a third party candidate. How is this rift between conservatives and RINOs going to be solved? I only see two ways. Either conservatives cave on principles or RINOs cave. Other than that, hello conservative party. I’m down with that and where do I sign.

donh525 on October 23, 2009 at 8:56 AM

She turned Newt into a newt

LOL

beachgirlusa on October 23, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Palin is pulling an Alinsky on the GOP RINO establishment by polarizing and isolating the RNC on this horrible decision of theirs to back Scozzafava.

KickandSwimMom on October 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Now if Sarah could get Daggett to drop out and throw his support to Christie..

huckleberryfriend on October 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Newt will go down in flames. Sarah is doing the principled thing. I love it.

marklmail on October 23, 2009 at 9:07 AM

I’d donated to Hoffman earlier once it became clear that the “Republican” was further left than the Democrat running, has incestuously close ties to ACORN and was STILL endorsed by the GOP establishment.

But I just sent another $100. For the sake of our country and our children’s future, fiscal conservatives NEED to retake the party and this sends a damn clear message to the GOP. Palin said in her resignation speech that she would support conservative candidates regardless of party and whadda ya know? She’s actually putting her money and reputation behind her rhetoric!!

Refreshing.

Kirin on October 23, 2009 at 9:09 AM

Lets do our 2010 adjustment then put all throttles to this. The 2010 party change needs to happen. A Prez Palin or whomever can’t function with a one party majority like we have now.

Pelosi’s spending started in latter Bush years too if you’ll also notice.

johnnyU on October 23, 2009 at 9:14 AM

Allah! Success favors the bold at heart. It’s a good thing the founding fathers didn’t approach their call to duty the way Newt is dealing with his.

Put it on the line Sarah! Then we’ll find out if Americans really are sick of the Marxism from the left, and the Allahpunditing of the right.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 9:18 AM

It’s truly a shame that she’s so inconsequential that when she endorses a candidate it’s national front page news. I love watching Liberal and Elitist heads explode.

kingsjester on October 23, 2009 at 9:20 AM

How is this rift between conservatives and RINOs going to be solved?

How about if all Conservatives exert the power of the purse? We can buy out the GOP. http://www.canadafreepress.com/…/time-for-the-tea-party-to-become-tangible/

indypat on October 23, 2009 at 9:22 AM

Savvy move by Sarah America.

She lines up against the endorsed candidate who is no conservative and will likely have to exit utterly destroyed. Sarah will be among the first to back Hoffman amidst the turmoil.

A Hoffman win will lend her considerable weight for others considering getting the nod from the party bucking rogue.

Mr Purple on October 23, 2009 at 9:23 AM

The darker the night, the more welcome the light!

Also: “Without suffering you will not know happiness”.

-That monk on those Comcast commercials.

Lothar on October 23, 2009 at 9:34 AM

I hate to chage the subject but this is way to good!

This is going to make liberal heads explode!!!

Tina Fey, she admires and respects the woman she imitates, Sarah Palin. And is teetering toward voting for Palin should the former Alaska governor run for president in 2012.
And she’s not so crazy about Obama. Read the whole article. LOL LOL LOL.

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/blogshakalaka/2009/10/transformation-to-palin-is-a-fey-accompli.html#

idesign on October 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM

We’re you guys complaining about obama cultists a while ago? Seems like Palin is the cult leader of the right.

Sarah Palin is embarking on a journey that may ultimately lead, I believe, to a massive new rebirth of freedom, liberty and revival that the world has not seen in a hundred years!

yea ok.

Norvell on October 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM


How about this… Palin / Bachmann 2012

Been saying this for months now.

Go Sarah!!!!

cajunlady on October 23, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Hmmmm.

Keep in mind that whoever put that Hoffman donation URL forgot to make it a secure one. Don’t use it because your CC information will go over the internet unencrypted. It uses the “http://” prefix rather than the “httpS://” prefix. So no SSL for you!

Otherwise I had held off donating to Hoffman because I was waiting for Palin to endorse him. Once she did I donated, using the “httpS://” prefix, to Hoffman.

*shrug* ok so I’m engaging in some small manipulation. A guy has to have hobbies.

memomachine on October 23, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Despite what the Eyores are braying, this is win-win. 3 years from now what will be remembered is going rogue against the GOP, not whether Hoffman won or lost or by how much.

I. Love. This. Woman.

BlueStateBilly on October 23, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Donated to Hoffman a couple of days ago, before Sarah’s endorsement. Suggest every conservative/libertarian do the same. Send Congress a message. Especially, send the GOP a message. (And as always, for you praying people out there, join prayer warriors for Palin. You go, girl!)

Christian Conservative on October 23, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Yes. The Rs need to take notice. If they don’t they are as much at fault for any coming collapse of civilization’s last hope. Not hopeful on that too much. Was an R for a couple-three cycles (to vote and work against Specter.) We weren’t impressed.

curved space on October 23, 2009 at 10:14 AM

idesign on October 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Hey! What an awesome link! Thanks, that made my day.

bitsy on October 23, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Sarah is such a beautiful contrast to the clown in the White House. Obama cut his political teeth in Chicago, which has one-party rule. Everything was handed to him. Every obstacle in his way was removed by any means necessary by someone else.

This brave woman is not afraid to blaze her own path. If that means flipping off the corruptocrats, weaklings, and liberals in her own party, so be it.

Can you imagine Obama having the stones to do that?

Me neither.

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 10:26 AM

idesign on October 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Hey! What an awesome link! Thanks, that made my day.

bitsy on October 23, 2009 at 10:14 AM

Me too! I especially like this line:

“Those who can, do. Those who can’t, mock those who can,” Fey said.

Christian Conservative on October 23, 2009 at 10:28 AM

For better or worse, some of her clout’s on the line here too, especially now that The One’s thrown in for the Democrat. Good luck, Palinistas.
Your boss has her reputation on the line also, I thought you would have been smarter than this.

kcarpenter on October 22, 2009 at 10:54 PM

So if Hoffman loses, AP will have to take the Malkinistas to the woodshed and ask them/himself if Michelle’s political cred has been weakened?

katiejane on October 23, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Better that we lose this seat to the Democrats than risk our souls by voting for a RINO. ….let he who casteth the first stone reapeth what he hath sewn until the vernal equinox of fire…

Ok, that’s over the top a little, but its kinda how I feel :) No RINOs…

jeffthevoter on October 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Palin is pulling an Alinsky on the GOP RINO establishment by polarizing and isolating the RNC on this horrible decision of theirs to back Scozzafava.

KickandSwimMom on October 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Exactly. Thats why she is the smartest cat in the room.

Amadeus on October 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM

JellyToast on October 22, 2009 at 11:34 PM

Yeah baby! I’m in.

ExTex on October 23, 2009 at 10:46 AM

Newt’s inflated opinion of himself has again got himself into trouble. When he was Speaker of the House he threatened to shut down the government and Clinton called him on it. The end of his career as Speaker( along with his screwing around). Now Dede; Newt you are a f–king idiot. Insofar as Sarah is concerned, I would never have voted for McCain if it wasn’t for her. I don’t want to leave the GOP, but the actions of the RNC in endorsing an Obama “lite” have frozen up my donations to them. I told them as much, but the friggin idiots still send me requests for donations.

Big Nicholas on October 23, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Newt is a Republican first, and a conservative second. I think he may be overall conservative, but I do wonder just how conservative he would be if he had a D next to his name.

jeffn21 on October 23, 2009 at 10:54 AM

Folks, there’s a better than even chance that the Fey story is a hoax.

Believe nothing till you read it in The Onion.

victor82 on October 23, 2009 at 11:06 AM

I saw a poll yesterday that was heartening…If he closes next week as strongly as he closed this week, Hoffman will be ahead of the republican and tied with the dem by next Friday…

Imagine a race where the people actually select a candidate and wins.

JIMV on October 23, 2009 at 11:26 AM

idesign on October 23, 2009 at 9:35 AM

I’m pretty sure this is a joke.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 11:35 AM

Doug is feeling like King Theoden at Helm’s Deep when Gandalf and Eomer arrive just in time with the entire East Emnet.

Sapwolf on October 22, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Yes, with the sun at their backs!

This whole situation reminds me of another movie – Braveheart. When William Wallace is trying to explain leadership to Robert the Bruce and how desperate the people are for a principled and strong leader. But Bruce Sr.(Gingrich, Frum……AP) dismissed all that for a contorted, subservient, political approach. This is why Palin inspires so many, so strongly. She has rock-solid conservative ideals, sticks to her guns, and clearly believes the movement is bigger than herself, illustrated by her resignation.

Anyway, the dialog between Bruce Jr and Sr is extremely relevant for the times now.

Dongemaharu on October 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM

huck HAD to endorse rubio. he had no choice. Rubio endorsed huck in the 2008 primary.

ousoonerfan15 on October 23, 2009 at 2:10 AM

Hopefully Palin sees that Rubio is not the man to foreward her anti-corruption image.

Squid Shark on October 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Just donated to Hoffman – I did it on behalf of our victimized & very unhappy trollies – smoochies to all the sickos that keep me motivated!

Ris4victory on October 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Excellent move by Palin also to neutralize Newt (who endorsed Dede) and Pawlenty (who claimed he wasn’t following the race) and of course Romney and Huckabee who did not want to get their hands dirty.

Of course if Hoffman does pull it out, Sarah’s street cred goes out of sight.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 6:42 AM

But you’re technically a THIRD PARTY now with respect to GOP (read elite Republicans).

But you forget something: FUSION THEORY OF THE COMMUNISTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY TOOK OVER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN THE LAST 15 YEARS.

Palin really belongs to the NY Conservative Party … a third party. Our goal? TAKE OVER THE GOP through Fusion Theory using the strategy of BIG TENT with libertarians and fiscally conservative democrats (aka Reagan Democrats) … just like what Reagan did in the 80s.

THIRD PARTY! THIRD PARTY! THIRD PARTY! Yes, we can.

Remember: We cannot bring real and long-lasting change if we are TOO AFRAID in turning the Political World UPSIDE DOWN. PALIN IS EXACTLY DOING THAT.

MONEY AND VOTE FOR HOFFMAN!!!!

LET US PRESERVE NY-23 BE AS THE LAST CONSERVATIVE FRONTIER IN THE DYING LIBERAL STATE OF NEW YORK.

TheAlamos on October 23, 2009 at 11:52 AM

TheAlamos on October 23, 2009 at 11:52 AM

No third party has ever become a “second” party by elbowing out one of the estalished parties. Whigs and Republicans and Democrats became what they were with the disintegration of the opposition party and the absorbtion of the constitutent parts. There has been no precedent for a third party eclipsing one of the main 2.

Squid Shark on October 23, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Newt – But we need to be inclusive of folks with opposite viewpoints

Sarah – Boo Yah Beaooootch. Checkmate old man. C-Ya.

(BTW, if the conservative movement can’t win over young males with the following smart, articulate and good looking women, we’re doing something wrong:

Sarah Palin
Michelle Malkin
Jeri Thompson
Liz Cheney
Mary Katherine Ham
Hannah Giles
Carrie Prejean (at least hot and conservative)

omnipotent on October 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Yay, ‘Cuda! We do NOT want another Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins hogging all the spotlight playing the “heroic moderate.”

evergreen on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Oopps, I forgot Ann Coulter

(hangs head in shame)

omnipotent on October 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Oopps, I forgot Ann Coulter

(hangs head in shame)

omnipotent on October 23, 2009 at 12:15 PM

If you think Ann Coulter is good looking than I think you need to get your eyeballs recalibrated.

She was hot at one time, but not since I saw her in college.

Squid Shark on October 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM

I agree that a third party is political suicide. What needs to happen is for conservatives retake control of the Republican party from the RINO’s and the inside-the-beltway republican elite.

Darksean on October 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

I guess McShanesty’s fat piggo daughter is ignoring this?

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM

I guess McShanesty’s fat piggo daughter is ignoring this?

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM

All class.

Squid Shark on October 23, 2009 at 1:27 PM

My apologies for the pasting here of someone elses’ quote but it was sooooo goood.

Palin is Aragorn………we are the soldiers.

I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of Liberty comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! For All you hold Dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXGUNvIFTQw

FIRED UP?
FIRED UP, READY TO GO?
FIRED UP?
FIRED UP READY TO GO!!!!

PappyD61 on October 23, 2009 at 1:58 PM

I agree that a third party is political suicide. What needs to happen is for conservatives retake control of the Republican party from the RINO’s and the inside-the-beltway republican elite.

Darksean on October 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

And the way to do that is with competition. If the base starts supporting real conservative, independent(if necessary) candidates, the GOP will be forced to move right or become increasingly irrelevant.

I get the feeling the GOP elites are simply waiting for some easy, unearned wins in ’10 off of Obama backlash. Then nothing will really change within the party. It’ll be the same ol’ establishment.

Dongemaharu on October 23, 2009 at 3:03 PM

I hope that if she feels strongly that he is a good candidate that means he is a good candidate. Conservatives have got to go out and support each other if they are in the same frame of mind. If Palin AND Beck support him that means I would be all over him. They aren’t going to back someone of that doesn’t hold their values.
Thanks Sarah and thanks to the poster that pointed out Beck was supporting him too.
You see BHO isn’t the only person that can put his support behind someone and get noticed.

SgtRed on October 23, 2009 at 5:41 PM

For better or worse, some of her clout’s on the line here too, especially now that The One’s thrown in for the Democrat. Good luck, Palinistas.

She already won this round. Her endorsement skyrocketed the amount of money raised today.

credit also to some other conservatives who exposed the republican candidate as nothing more as a turncoat Spector-like candidate who is republican only in name

The best thing for the GOP to do now is to actually endorse Doug since it will send the message that GOP endorses conservatives. Not someone who just happened to manage to be on their candidate list and got through the vetting process

And I cannot wait for Beck to endorse Doug as well..

mooseburger on October 23, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Remember I told all of you that Huckabee supporters were really happy that Sarah Palin won the VP nomination…well,over at Huck’s Army they have a post and everybody is excited that Sarah endorsed Hoffman just like all of you are.

For those on here that wonder why Huckabee didn’t endorse Hoffman..today on Neil Cavuto’s show on Fox News, Mike Huckabee was the guest. Neil asked him how he felt about Hoffman, and he said he likes him a lot. He said Hoffman was a real Conservative and was pro-life, pro-guns and a good nominee to win. Cavuto asked Mike why he didn’t endorse him. Mike Huckabee said he couldn’t because it was a conflict of interest. He was asked months ago to speak at the Conservative Awards Program on Monday, Oct 26. Because Hoffman is running on the Conservative ticket, if Mike endorsed him and then got paid for his speaking engagement, it would look like Hoffman paid him to endorse him.

Mike very much supports Hoffman, but couldn’t endorse him because of this previous engagement. He agrees that it is much better to support somebody who believes in what he does rather than just because they have a “R” behind their name. That’s the way he chooses who his Huc Pac will support…by what the candidate is really like. He made that decision a long time ago.

VFT on October 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Now if Sarah could get Daggett to drop out and throw his support to Christie..

huckleberryfriend on October 23, 2009 at 9:05 AM

I don’t think so…she’s got a reputation to uphold. I wouldn’t even put a Christie sign in front of my house, and for very good reasons.

njpat on October 23, 2009 at 11:58 PM

Hmmmm.

“Cavuto asked Mike why he didn’t endorse him. Mike Huckabee said he couldn’t because it was a conflict of interest. He was asked months ago to speak at the Conservative Awards Program on Monday, Oct 26. Because Hoffman is running on the Conservative ticket, if Mike endorsed him and then got paid for his speaking engagement, it would look like Hoffman paid him to endorse him.”

Complete and utter bullshit from Huckabee. I don’t believe this “explanation” for one moment.

Let’s face it Huckabee has been trying to reform his image since the election and get in good with the Establishment Republicans. This idea that an endorsement from him would be a “conflict of interest” is completely idiotic.

memomachine on October 24, 2009 at 6:58 AM

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