Big day for Hoffman after Palin endorsement: $116K

posted at 12:05 pm on October 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Just how effective has Sarah Palin’s intervention in the NY23 special election been?  Douglas Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate that got Palin’s endorsement, raised $116,000 in a single day, according to a source within the campaign.  The source told me to refer back to Chris Cillizza’s coverage of the race at the Washington Post blog The Fix, which noted that Hoffman had raised $210,000 … over the course of a week.

Stacy McCain confirmed this with another source in the campaign.  He has a few updates as well on Democratic fundraising in the contest.

If nothing else, this confirms the power that Palin has with the conservative base.  She can raise money hand over fist, even with some considerable negatives with other constituencies.  If Hoffman winds up winning this election, Palin will become a very popular woman in the 2010 campaign, especially in Blue Dog Democrat districts where conservatives have grown appalled by the direction of a Democratic Congress.  Even if he doesn’t, this has been an impressive demonstration of influence and power.


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Ronald Reagan said, “You can accomplish much, if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

Don’t get all bent out of shape if Hoffman doesn’t scream from the rooftops that Palin endorsed him. The money coming into his campaign from her endorsement is what Palin wanted.

portlandon on October 23, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Very good point. But damn, I’d still like to know how much her endorsement utimately brings in.

WisRich on October 23, 2009 at 4:30 PM

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 4:28 PM

It really is, there are few redeeming qualities about that show

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Hoffman says that both he and Palin are moving towards “a defining moment for the party.” Republicans, he says, “see the meaning of my race. We’re trying to get back the soul of the Republican party, to reclaim it.” The endorsements, and the money pouring into his campaign, “have given me the confidence that we can win this,” he adds.

send this guy to DC

ted c on October 23, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Let’s replace Michael Steele with Sarah Palin.

flyfisher on October 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Let’s replace Barack Hussein Obama with Sarah Heath Palin, MMM MMM MMM !

stenwin77 on October 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM

2012 can’t get here soon enough!

Sarah Louise Palin

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Madam President

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Gonna send the communist back to Chicago

mmmm mmmm mmmm

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Hoffman is speaking out about Palin.
http://www.nationalreview.com/finalcountdown/post/?q=NjQ2ZTk4Y2U5NDFiNzFhZGVhNDZmNjlhMjIyZWE0YjE=

debg on October 23, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Expect Hoffman to say something similar about Pawlenty after T-Paw’s endorsement…………NOT

If he wins, Hoffman will owe his victory to Palin. And he knows it, it seems.

Let’s roll!

Norwegian on October 23, 2009 at 4:41 PM

“Sarah stands up for what she believes in and is a commonsense conservative, a Reagan Republican,” says Hoffman. “I feel like I’m an average citizen. Sarah reflects those kinds of values.”

Hoffman says that both he and Palin are moving towards “a defining moment for the party.

Money quote

Norwegian on October 23, 2009 at 4:43 PM

If this is the start of a new beginning for conservatives – WOO HOO!

truetexan on October 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Hoffman wins. Republican candidates around the country start screaming for Palin’s endorsement for their campaigns.

Sarah Palin goes on Oprah with a best-seller she already sold with NO HELP from Oprah.

Which woman will be the more influential?

I know which woman is more relevant to the country.

Ozwitch on October 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Where can we see how much money is going to Hoffman? The amount must be rising fast. TIA

arizona on October 23, 2009 at 5:07 PM

My Girl, Talk about MY GIRL…….GO SARAH

Herb on October 23, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Bruce NV on October 23, 2009 at 4:03 PM

So my husband says. Heh!

NebCon on October 23, 2009 at 5:12 PM

I’m not sure I like the idea of her doing the Oprah show. She doesn’t really need it to sell her book and Oprah is so biased on this deal. Might be interesting…

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 5:13 PM

I’m not sure I like the idea of her doing the Oprah show. She doesn’t really need it to sell her book and Oprah is so biased on this deal. Might be interesting…

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 5:13 PM

She needs all the exposure she can get without the media framing who and what she is.

darwin on October 23, 2009 at 5:28 PM

RNC stands for Rino National Committee? Open season on Rinos. Let’s make them an endangered species.

Jerricho68 on October 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Please National Review or Weekly Standard, have a cover painting of Palin in hunting garb standing atop the carcass of a dead RhINO.

Hoffman is speaking out about Palin.
http://www.nationalreview.com/finalcountdown/post/?q=NjQ2ZTk4Y2U5NDFiNzFhZGVhNDZmNjlhMjIyZWE0YjE=

debg on October 23, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Thanks for the NRO link. Love the giant picture of Palin at the bottom. Ha.

Dongemaharu on October 23, 2009 at 5:28 PM

She does need the exposure. That’s the reason her poll numbers have been dropping. Out of sight; out of mind. Heck, she might hit a home run with the Oprah interview. We will see, we will see.

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 5:33 PM

I rather thought Oprah invited Palin on to boost her own numbers.

Ozwitch on October 23, 2009 at 5:35 PM

And she did it without bashing Newt. Sarah is classy like that. Gingrich is wrong on this race, but he is a true conservative and we need him. More importantly we need civil debate about the basic conservative values that will get this country back on track.

mike_NC9 on October 23, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Newt is one smart fellow, but I can’t believe he is supporting that woman. The more I read about her the more I wonder why she is even in this race.

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Mark Levin on Palin’s Hoffman Endorsement

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn88L8wto1o

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 5:45 PM

Hoffman may win..or he may lose…WE must be strong and carry on…WE must donate to conservatives until we go hungry…this is for keeps

JJKRN on October 23, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Post of the century!

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Gingrich is wrong on this race, but he is a true conservative and we need him.

What Gingrich are you talking about?
The Newt Gingrich that plays patty cake with Pelosi and Sharpton and endorsed a hard core leftist and keeps lecturing conservative about the need to keep doing the same stupid unprincipled crap that put the party in the sh**ter and Obama in the White House? If you think he’s conservative you haven’t been paying attention.
That worthless t**rd needs to go away. We definitely don’t need him.

single stack on October 23, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Principles matter! Go Sarah Go!

Metanis on October 23, 2009 at 6:21 PM

If this is the start of a new beginning for conservatives – WOO HOO!

truetexan on October 23, 2009 at 4:51 PM

More likely, the GOP will see this as a challenge to their control of the party. Which of course it is, since their control has steered the GOP bus out of the right lane and into the moderate middle of the road.

You know what happens when the bus is straddling the right and left lanes? Either a quick course correction, or an ugly crash. Given the amazing ability of our GOP leaders, I’d bet on the crash.

Let’s hope a conservative party can pick up enough ground in 2-4 years to keep the Dems from ruining the nation.

hawksruleva on October 23, 2009 at 6:31 PM

All the Democratic pundits are all saying this is the end of the world for Republicans. Why in the world would a conservative take advice from a Democrat anyway? All they ever say is that Republicans need to be more like them.

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 5:43 PM

NEWT IS ONE SMART FELLOW; I CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS SUPPORTING THAT WOMAN.

Newt is a shrewd political operator. What I am about to say is based on Newt wanting to run for POTUS in 2012.

Assume you are Newt and in most polls you are shown to have about 14% of the GOP vote and are a solid 4th place behind Palin, Romney, and Huckabee.

You say to yourself, there are two options to increase my support: go after Palin’s conservative grassroots support which is apparently rock-solid or try to gradually bleed away the more squishy, moderate, elitist, establishment, fiscally conservative support that is now going to Romney Pawlenty and the fair tax support that is going to Huckabee.

I think that Newt has made a calculated decision to pursue the latter scenario. Here is why. Although Newt may still feel like a conservative and still viewed that way in some quarters, the greater majority of the base (Palin-type supporters) no longer look at him in this fashion. Newt’s embrace of global warming, his sit down with Nancy Pelosi, and now his endorsement of Dede all have made him persona non grata in much of the conservative community. And to that you add his marital history and there is no way a huge number of evangelicals are going to come Newt’s way even though he is from the Deep South, and that is even if Palin was not a major force which she is.

So Newt is left with the proposition of picking up the crumbs when Pawlenty, Romney, and Huckabee begin to founder, which He expects to happen eventually. With Pawlenty he is solid but boring and his flip answer yesterday on why he did not support Hoffman proves he is not decisive and may not gain enough traction to make the first tier, with Romney it is his experience with Romneycare and of course his religion (I am not attacking Romney’s LDS religion but just acknowledging the PPP poll yesterday) and his low standing among conservatives and Republicans in four straight PPP polls which may trigger the establishment eventually questioning how viable Mitt is, and Huckabee’s ties with evangelical community and his perceived vindictiveness against Romney may cause the establishment to look for another alternative, with Huck never been the darling of the establishment in the first place. Newt could be that guy.

You might ask why. Because the establishment doesn’t care how many times Newt has been married. Newt understands the inner working of the GOP and is considered a Beltway guy. Enough fiscal and strong defense conservatives would still vote for Newt and he would get the bulk of the elitist vote throughout the country. And he is not perceived as a “Jesus freak” but quite secular in outlook. Imagine if Newt was able to consolidate the Pawlenty vote, Romney vote and Huckabee vote minus the evangelicals-could he beat Palin? I’m not saying he could but he would have a decent shot under that scenario especially if the MSM was doing its job at the same time on a 24/7 basis to declare Sarah Palin polarizing, a right wing religious nut and unelectable. Stranger things have been known to happen in politics.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 7:38 PM

2012 can’t get here soon enough!

Sarah Louise Palin

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Madam President

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Gonna send the communist back to Chicago

mmmm mmmm mmmm

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM

All right, there’s a thousand things that have to happen in order. We are on number eight. You’re talking about number six hundred and ninety-two.

All right, we’re not doing this, gentlemen. We are *not* going to do this. We’re not going to go bouncing off the walls for ten minutes, ’cause we’re just going to end up back here with the same problems! Trying to figure out how to stay alive in Obamanation!

Aquarius, this is Houston.
[shouts] Are we on Vox?
No, we’re not on Vox.
[calmly] Yeah, Houston, this is Aquarius.

papertiger on October 23, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Just gave to the Hoffman campaign … go thou and do likewise!

What a message we can send the GOP. I only hope they heed it.

Rosmerta on October 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Folks, let’s not get down on Hoffman or his staff for not going overboard in praising Sarah Palin for her endorsement. After all he is a third party candidate. Let’s accept Hoffman for what he is: a good conservative that Sarah supports. That’s good enough for me.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 8:02 PM

BradSchwartze on October 23, 2009 at 1:54 PM

Do share.
Be specific.
With supporting references, and citations.

massrighty on October 23, 2009 at 8:17 PM

“Sarah stands up for what she believes in and is a commonsense conservative, a Reagan Republican,” says Hoffman. “I feel like I’m an average citizen. Sarah reflects those kinds of values.”

Hoffman says that both he and Palin are moving towards “a defining moment for the party.

Money quote

Norwegian on October 23, 2009 at 4:43 PM

In her endorsement remarks she quoted “a time for choosing.” There is no doubt in my mind that she is consciously pursuing the Reagan path.

Missy on October 23, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Folks, let’s not get down on Hoffman or his staff for not going overboard in praising Sarah Palin for her endorsement. After all he is a third party candidate. Let’s accept Hoffman for what he is: a good conservative that Sarah supports. That’s good enough for me.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Yeah, but his website is almost playing it down. What’s up with that? He may be a third party candidate but Palin is a conservative endorsing another conservative. She can get beyond parties.

Dongemaharu on October 23, 2009 at 8:27 PM

NEWT IS ONE SMART FELLOW; I CAN’T BELIEVE HE IS SUPPORTING THAT WOMAN.

Newt is a shrewd political operator. What I am about to say is based on Newt wanting to run for POTUS in 2012.

Assume you are Newt and in most polls you are shown to have about 14% of the GOP vote and are a solid 4th place behind Palin, Romney, and Huckabee.

You say to yourself, there are two options to increase my support: go after Palin’s conservative grassroots support which is apparently rock-solid or try to gradually bleed away the more squishy, moderate, elitist, establishment, fiscally conservative support that is now going to Romney Pawlenty and the fair tax support that is going to Huckabee.

I think that Newt has made a calculated decision to pursue the latter scenario. Here is why. Although Newt may still feel like a conservative and still viewed that way in some quarters, the greater majority of the base (Palin-type supporters) no longer look at him in this fashion. Newt’s embrace of global warming, his sit down with Nancy Pelosi, and now his endorsement of Dede all have made him persona non grata in much of the conservative community. And to that you add his marital history and there is no way a huge number of evangelicals are going to come Newt’s way even though he is from the Deep South, and that is even if Palin was not a major force which she is.

So Newt is left with the proposition of picking up the crumbs when Pawlenty, Romney, and Huckabee begin to founder, which He expects to happen eventually. With Pawlenty he is solid but boring and his flip answer yesterday on why he did not support Hoffman proves he is not decisive and may not gain enough traction to make the first tier, with Romney it is his experience with Romneycare and of course his religion (I am not attacking Romney’s LDS religion but just acknowledging the PPP poll yesterday) and his low standing among conservatives and Republicans in four straight PPP polls which may trigger the establishment eventually questioning how viable Mitt is, and Huckabee’s ties with evangelical community and his perceived vindictiveness against Romney may cause the establishment to look for another alternative, with Huck never been the darling of the establishment in the first place. Newt could be that guy.

You might ask why. Because the establishment doesn’t care how many times Newt has been married. Newt understands the inner working of the GOP and is considered a Beltway guy. Enough fiscal and strong defense conservatives would still vote for Newt and he would get the bulk of the elitist vote throughout the country. And he is not perceived as a “Jesus freak” but quite secular in outlook. Imagine if Newt was able to consolidate the Pawlenty vote, Romney vote and Huckabee vote minus the evangelicals-could he beat Palin? I’m not saying he could but he would have a decent shot under that scenario especially if the MSM was doing its job at the same time on a 24/7 basis to declare Sarah Palin polarizing, a right wing religious nut and unelectable. Stranger things have been known to happen in politics.

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Very astute analysis, but no way Newt could win the nomination. If this was his only faux pas, well, yeah, maybe so. But just as RomneyCare is tattooed permanently on Mittens, so is the image of Newt playing footsie with Nancy on the bench for Algore.

Throw in Newt’s speaking tour with Rev Al, and there are serious credibility issues with the Conservative, and he’s going absolutely no where without Conservatives.

I always liked Newt for his brain. But the global warming crap lost me, and his so-called reason for doing it, while well spelled out, is just plain dopey.

When someone has a stupid idea (global warming) you don’t kinda sorta buy into it to “have a seat at the table” you go out and show why it a stupid idea, a hoax. You expose the liars for what they are, and move on to the next battle. You defeat the liars!

Newt has shown himself to be another squish. This deal has just sealed his fate. He is now officially irrelevant.

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 8:30 PM

And she did it without bashing Newt. Sarah is classy like that. Gingrich is wrong on this race, but he is a true conservative and we need him. More importantly we need civil debate about the basic conservative values that will get this country back on track.

mike_NC9 on October 23, 2009 at 5:37 PM

Very well said.

Red State State of Mind on October 23, 2009 at 8:33 PM

She turned him into a newt. He won’t get better.

BDavis on October 23, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Palin is smart, convervative, hot and effective…she is no Newt who is nothing but a country club, beltway type rino!

FloridaMike on October 23, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Principles matter! Go Sarah Go!

Metanis on October 23, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Excellent. They should make T-shirts with that phrase.

unwashed minion on October 23, 2009 at 9:13 PM

OT-Please, please, please do not wish another 4 years of Corzine on us in NJ. I know Christie is not the perfect candidate, but anyone is better than Corzine. I know we are all tired of holding our noses in the voting booth, and though I have my concerns about Christie (I have argued with many about the decision not to bring Sarah here to NJ), I have met him personally and I know he will be a much better choice than Corzine. Even the ardent Lonegan supporters I know are taking Lonegan’s advice to vote for Christie. NJ will collapse with another term for Corzine. And please don’t be fooled by Daggett either.

And way to go Sarah for supporting Hoffman!

margategop517 on October 23, 2009 at 9:21 PM

technopeasant on October 23, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I think you are right on the money re Newt.

I agree that it’s a sop to RINOs and conversative/moderate dems. I’m sure you’ve noticed how often he talks about tri-partisanship. All the R candidates will start running to the right to “prove” they are conservatives and suddenly Newt will be the only cross over candidate….

Newt teaches generals of the US military strategy – any chance he’d miss this one?

Stephanie on October 23, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Every little thing she does is…magic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5W2Vr6HU7s

njpat on October 23, 2009 at 9:58 PM

I could tell that Ed wrote the post without reading the byline. If AP had written it, he would have been dissing our dear Sarah. Thanks for staying out of this one, Allah.

darwin-t on October 23, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Don’t mess with the Sarah cuda she stopped HealthScare in its tracks with a Facebook post (Death Panels),

She turned Newt into a Newt and he won’t get better

BDavis on October 23, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Ha!

Look out Pinnochio, Hollyweird, Liberals everywhere, you poked the Pitbull while it was chained,
well the chains are off now and the hunted has become the hunter…. be afraid… be very afraid!

dhunter on October 23, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Maybe when this election is over Newt can sell car insurance on TV. He’ll have to brush up on his British accent, though.

darwin-t on October 23, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Oh, I forgot to mention the insider elitists, the beltway Rino Repubs and Pundits, you piled on so you will join the pile,

paw at the pitbull and pull back a bloody stubb,
you’ve nominated your last loser
Sarahcuda’s bringin the real Hope and the real Change from the great frontier, the great Northwest where men are men and women have more balls than a room full of RINO’s!

dhunter on October 23, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Liberals everywhere, you poked the Pitbull while it was chained, well the chains are off now and the hunted has become the hunter…. be afraid… be very afraid!

dhunter on October 23, 2009 at 10:13 PM

He He. Keep that passion dude. Let’s Roll.

Geochelone on October 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Sarahcuda’s bringin the real Hope and the real Change from the great frontier, the great Northwest where men are men and women have more balls than a room full of RINO’s!

dhunter on October 23, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Amen to that!

njpat on October 23, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Found an RNCC ad against Hoffman, this should really get the Conservatives going.

WoosterOh on October 23, 2009 at 10:51 PM

oops

RNCC ad

WoosterOh on October 23, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Newt’s time has passed, never to be regained. He needs to let it go and get behind those with a chance to make a difference.

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 11:02 PM

Anyone else check in on msnbc tonight? The guy that looks like Conan O’Brien was the host. He showed a montage of Fox’s greatest hits. It was one of the best promotional videos for Fox I have ever seen.

I guarantee that video caused people to tune into Fox to see the rest of the story. Almost funny…

joedoe on October 23, 2009 at 11:05 PM

Newt’s too intelligent to let this one endorsement derail his influence in the Republican party. He’ll still be around to argue with.

I don’t agree that appeasement is the way to go, nor the big-tent philosophy should come to the fore. We need to stick to tried-and-true conservative principles. We’ve always won when we’ve done that.

Tennman on October 23, 2009 at 11:31 PM

Missy on October 23, 2009 at 8:23 PM

: My country is definitely at a crossroad. Polling in the U.S. shows a majority of Americans no longer believe that their children will have a better future than they have…that is a 1st.

When members of America’s greatest generation – the World War II generation – lose their homes and their life savings because their retirement funds were wiped after the financial collapse, people feel a great anger. There is suddenly a growing sentiment to just “throw the bums out” of Washington, D.C. – and by bums they mean the Republicans and the Democrats. Americans are suffering from pay cuts and job losses, and they want to know why their elected leaders are not tightening their belts. It’s not lost on people that Congress voted to exempt themselves from the health care plan they are thrusting on the rest of the nation. There is a growing sense of frustration on Main Street. But even in the midst of crisis and despair, we see signs of hope.

In fact, it’s a sea change in America, I believe. Recently, there have been protests by ordinary Americans who marched on Washington to demand their government stop spending away their future. Large numbers of ordinary, middle-class Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from all over the country marching on Washington?! You know something’s up!

These are the same people who flocked to the town halls this summer to face their elected officials who were home on hiatus from that distant capital and were now confronted with the people they represent. Big town hall meetings – video clips circulating coverage – people watching, feeling not so alone anymore.

The town halls and the Tea Party movement are both part of a growing grassroots consciousness among ordinary Americans who’ve decided that if they want real change, they must take the lead and not wait to be led. Real change – and, you know, you don’t need a title to do it.

The “Tea Party Movement” is aptly named to remind people of the American Revolution – of colonial patriots who shook off the yoke of a distant government and declared their freedom from indifferent – elitist – rulers who limited their progress and showed them no respect. Today, Main Street Americans see Washington in similar terms.

When my country again achieves financial stability and economic growth – when we roar back to life as we shall do – it will be thanks in large part to the hard work and common sense of these ordinary Americans who are demanding that government spend less and tax less and allow the private sector to grow and prosper.

We’re not interested in government fixes; we’re interested in freedom! Freedom! Our vision is forward looking. People may be frustrated now, but we’re very hopeful too.

And, after all, why shouldn’t we be? We’re Americans. We’re always hopeful.

Thank you for letting me share some of that hope, and a view from Main Street with you. God Bless You.

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=139069028434

This from Sarah’s Hong Kong speech. Sarah is more plugged in to what is happening than people realize.

Clyde5445 on October 23, 2009 at 11:32 PM

Newt has shown himself to be another squish. This deal has just sealed his fate. He is now officially irrelevant.

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 8:30 PM

;)

We need to stick to tried-and-true conservative principles. We’ve always won when we’ve done that.

Tennman on October 23, 2009 at 11:31 PM

Both worth repeating time and time again…

jerrytbg on October 23, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Gonna send exile the communists back to Chicago Zimbabwe

mmmm mmmm mmmm

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM

FIFY. Face it, Mugabe is the perfect example of where we’re headed under Obambi

AH_C on October 23, 2009 at 11:41 PM

<blockquote>“Sarah stands up for what she believes in and is a commonsense conservative, a Reagan Republican,” says Hoffman. “I feel like I’m an average citizen. Sarah reflects those kinds of values.”

Hoffman says that both he and Palin are moving towards “a defining moment for the party.

Money quote

Norwegian on October 23, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I, too am a common sense conservative and going forward, I will ONLY vote for like-minded candidates. I am sick of the RINO’s, sick of Blue Dog Democrats!

TN Mom on October 23, 2009 at 11:42 PM

I think Sarah is getting some really good advice, but advice only goes so far. The person has to accept help, too. That’s the key.

AnninCA on October 24, 2009 at 12:18 AM

I think that this “reaction” is far more telling than the polls, too.

Sarah has the power. The others simply do not.

AnninCA on October 24, 2009 at 12:27 AM

The democrats watching Sarah emerge as a national force is akin to what Hitler saw on June 6, 1944 when 3000 allied aircraft were flying over the French coast.

And the RINO’s are the French Vichy.

csdeven on October 23, 2009 at 12:12 PM

Followed with 1,000′s of ships.

The German soldier with the horse reminds me of Lindsey Graham

Sapwolf on October 24, 2009 at 7:32 AM

Gingrich is wrong on this race, but he is a true conservative and we need him.

What Gingrich are you talking about?
The Newt Gingrich that plays patty cake with Pelosi and Sharpton and endorsed a hard core leftist and keeps lecturing conservative about the need to keep doing the same stupid unprincipled crap that put the party in the sh**ter and Obama in the White House? If you think he’s conservative you haven’t been paying attention.
That worthless t**rd needs to go away. We definitely don’t need him.

single stack on October 23, 2009 at 6:20 PM

I agree. It time for Newt’s sun to set, and Sarah’s to continue rising. A new generation of leaders is rising and Sarah is at the top.

Sapwolf on October 24, 2009 at 7:38 AM

I think she can do more good touring the country and endorsing candidates then actually running for office. Conservatives trust her judgement and are obviously willing to follow her lead with their checkbooks. She has the ability to shine light on the true conservative candidates and bring real change to the party and the nation.

sammypants on October 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM

That’s what the establishment types are hoping for.

Of course, we know that she is running because if she doesn
t, it would be one of the worst wastes of policial talent and leadership in the USA ever.

You will start to hear comments like yours more often, in RINO places like “Race42012″.

The reason is to marginalize her to get Romney to win.

If she confirms for a speech at CPAC, there will be fistfights breaking out as the straw poll, which should be won by Mitt, is won by Sarah on HIS HOME turf, the east coast country belt of DC.

Sapwolf on October 24, 2009 at 7:47 AM

Well, it says alot for Palin’s influence then. She merely endorses someone and poof, that person gets funds. Palin can do this thing. She really can and I don’t think she needs anyone to say it.

johnnyU on October 24, 2009 at 8:02 AM

Meanwhile, Owens is leading by +5. You race fans are as dopey as that woman.

simplesimon on October 24, 2009 at 8:10 AM

Meanwhile, Owens is leading by +5. You race fans are as dopey as that woman.

simplesimon on October 24, 2009 at 8:10 AM

We’re dopey enough to realize it may as well be Owens as Scozzafava. Race fan.

ddrintn on October 24, 2009 at 9:47 AM

*waving at Sarah*

Pennsylvania please? Pretty please? One of the most screwed up states in the country?

ProudPalinFan on October 24, 2009 at 9:47 AM

Anyone seen any new numbers for Hoffman’s War Chest? Or, if he got a bump in the polls?

joedoe on October 24, 2009 at 10:21 AM

Meanwhile, Owens is leading by +5. You race fans are as dopey as that woman.

simplesimon on October 24, 2009 at 8:10 AM

It’s not about winning ,it’s about fighting for the right team. You would never understand..

the_nile on October 24, 2009 at 10:45 AM

On word: Heh.

Go get ‘em, ‘Cuda!

HAnthonyWayne on October 24, 2009 at 10:49 AM

One word: Heh.

Go get ‘em, ‘Cuda!

(fixed it)

HAnthonyWayne on October 24, 2009 at 10:50 AM

This is an interesting situation and will make a statement going forth. Like it or not, right now the best way to gauge the contest is with dollars. I would love to see what all these endorsements have done for Hoffman’s bottom line.

joedoe on October 24, 2009 at 11:12 AM

So now that Doug Hoffman has all of the $$ rolling in, can we all hope that someone around him convinces him to use some of that money for a good teeth whitening session or 2? Darvin Dowdy

Darvin Dowdy on October 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM

So now that Doug Hoffman has all of the $$ rolling in, can we all hope that someone around him convinces him to use some of that money for a good teeth whitening session or 2? Darvin Dowdy

Darvin Dowdy on October 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Personally, I couldn’t care less.

ddrintn on October 24, 2009 at 1:30 PM

Maybe when this election is over Newt can sell car insurance reverse mortgages on TV.

darwin-t on October 23, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Okay, maybe that’s too low of a blow. (Wouldn’t need a British accent though :)

Great comments technopeasant & all.

RD on October 24, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Palin’s political instinct is phenomenal. When this train wreck of a presidency finally results in a smoking ruin she is going to be the one who has unreservedly stood for core American values and without hesitation supported those candidates who share those principals. And she has been effective in keeping those values front and center regardless of the personal cost to her and her family.

When all is said and done, honesty, integrity, and commitment are going to define the next president. Sarah Palin has these qualities to the degree unseen in American politics for decades. She will certainly be the next president.

davo on October 24, 2009 at 3:37 PM

So now that Doug Hoffman has all of the $$ rolling in, can we all hope that someone around him convinces him to use some of that money for a good teeth whitening session or 2? Darvin Dowdy

Darvin Dowdy on October 24, 2009 at 11:45 AM

I believe George Washington had NO teeth and he turned out to be pretty good…

tatersalad on October 24, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Newt would make an excellent Chief of Staff for President Palin.

tatersalad on October 24, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Duh.

Who woulda guessed?

Saltysam on October 24, 2009 at 5:32 PM

$120,000 is being touted here as if it was a lot of money. The district in question is in New York State. $120,000 is nothing.

jay12 on October 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM

$120,000 is being touted here as if it was a lot of money. The district in question is in New York State. $120,000 is nothing.

jay12 on October 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM

It’s not the money, it’s the overwhelming mavericky maverickiness of the Rogue Quitter from NW Canada. Such a maverick!

simplesimon on October 24, 2009 at 6:46 PM

$120,000 is being touted here as if it was a lot of money. The district in question is in New York State. $120,000 is nothing.

jay12 on October 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM

In one day for a relatively unknown candidate, it’s a lot.

It’s not the money, it’s the overwhelming mavericky maverickiness of the Rogue Quitter from NW Canada. Such a maverick!

simplesimon on October 24, 2009 at 6:46 PM

Pretty much, race fan.

ddrintn on October 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM

She can raise money hand over fist, even with some considerable negatives with other constituencies.

 

Two words: Money talks.

Two more words: Personal authority.

Two more words that I’ll give you for free (see I am generous): Bloggers suck.

Mcguyver on October 24, 2009 at 8:46 PM

If Paul Smith had $120 K in the last election, Sacramento wouldn’t be represented by Doris Matsui(D – CA inherited from her deceased husband, and continued by a supine democrat slobbering local media).

papertiger on October 24, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Game.Set.Match point. Don’t blow it, Hoffman.

SouthernGent on October 25, 2009 at 2:41 PM

2012 can’t get here soon enough!

Sarah Louise Palin

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Madam President

mmmm mmmm mmmm

Gonna send the communist back to Kenya (or Indonesia)

mmmm mmmm mmmm

gary4205 on October 23, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Fixed it for ya.

I’ll grant you that on his way back to his true homeland of Kenya, B Hussein Obama will stop off at the Chicago crib that Tony Reszko bought for him as a payoff so he can slap a For Sale sign on it.

CatchAll on October 25, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Fixed it for ya.

I’ll grant you that on his way back to his true homeland of Kenya, B Hussein Obama will stop off at the Chicago crib that Tony Reszko bought for him as a payoff so he can slap a For Sale sign on it.

CatchAll on October 25, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Just as he tanks, I’d love for the “birther” stuff to be found real, and Obama, rather than be thrown in jail for treason, just thrown out of the country. That would be delicious!

gary4205 on October 25, 2009 at 6:54 PM

$120,000 is being touted here as if it was a lot of money. The district in question is in New York State. $120,000 is nothing.

jay12 on October 24, 2009 at 6:17 PM

Not Manhattan. New York state, wherein that amount of money can buy a house.

Roxeanne de Luca on October 26, 2009 at 12:48 AM

You say to yourself, there are two options to increase my support: go after Palin’s conservative grassroots support which is apparently rock-solid or try to gradually bleed away the more squishy, moderate, elitist, establishment, fiscally conservative support that is now going to Romney Pawlenty and the fair tax support that is going to Huckabee.

Squishes are always easily led, lied to and manipulated. Newt sees Romney, Pawlenty and Huckabee supporters and sees easy marks. Pawlenty let that Al Franken train wreck happen in his own state. McCain would have put him on the ticket, except he would have lost. Romney and Huckabee are also-rans. Newt sees a way to split their votes and game the caucuses. Pawlenty and Huckabee are populists. Romney is a Rockefeller Republican. Sarah Palin can beat every single one of these clowns, and they will gang up on her. They have been already; these were the “anonymous” quotes.

alliebobbitt on October 26, 2009 at 9:32 AM

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