Texas Senate primary: Palin endorses Cruz, Huckabee endorses Dewhurst

posted at 6:06 pm on May 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

Actually, Huck endorsed Dewhurst months ago — a minor surprise, since Dewhurst is also supported by Huckabee friend-turned-enemy Rick Perry — but he’s starring in a campaign ad for him that was released just this afternoon. Palin’s endorsement is brand new, though, and will help boost Cruz’s profile with early voting set to start in a few days.

Two prominent blue-collar social-con Republican populists enter, one prominent blue-collar social-con Republican populist leaves:

In response to a letter from Ted Cruz, Governor Sarah Palin wrote: “We’re proud to join conservatives in Texas and throughout the nation in supporting your campaign to become the next Senator from the Lone Star State.”

“Your conservative principles, passionate defense of our Constitution and our free market system come at a time when these cornerstones of our freedom and prosperity are under attack,” Governor Palin added. “Our shared goal isn’t just to change the majority in control of the Senate, but to assure principled conservatives like you are there to fight for us.”

Ted Cruz responded, “Governor Palin has been an inspiration to conservatives across Texas and across the Nation. She is principled and passionate and never afraid to speak truth to establishment power. I am humbled and honored to have Governor Palin’s support as we fight to restore fiscal sanity to the circus that is Washington. With Governor Palin’s support, and the support of tens of thousands of conservatives from all across Texas, we will turn our country around, rein in out-of-control spending and debt in Washington, and restore the Constitution.”

According to Cruz’s campaign, they’re already seeing movement:

Campaign manager John Drogin confirmed by email to Yahoo News that Palin’s endorsement “has added HUGE buzz to our campaign.”

“Phones are ringing, online contributions are pouring in, and supporters are more excited than ever on our social networks,” Drogin wrote, adding that he’s seen a “flood” of donations but has yet to tally them.

Cruz was a logical choice for her. DeMint’s group backed him in January as a tea-party alternative to the more establishment Dewhurst, who’s been lieutenant governor for nine years and who, assuming Cruz’s fundraising numbers are correct, is being bankrolled by a relatively small number of wealthy donors. Money quote: “Dewhurst’s campaign is funded largely by those with business before the State Legislature, contributing an average of over $1,800 apiece.” There’s the crony capitalism charge, which makes him a natural fit for Palin.

So who’s going to win? According to a poll sponsored by the Conservative Republicans of Texas, Dewhurst is crushing Cruz, 51/16. Not-so-minor caveat, though: The firm that conducted the poll has been polling for Dewhurst for ages. According to PPP (a.k.a. Kos’s pollster), the race is much closer — 38/26 in favor of Dewhurst as of two weeks ago, with Cruz’s numbers trending upward at the time. I assume that Mourdock’s big win will further galvanize Texas tea partiers, as this race now becomes a golden opportunity to cement the idea of tea-party staying power. Here’s Huck’s new ad; the primary is set for May 29.


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But your attempt to deminish Palin’s endorsement is comical..:)

What’s up with that?

idesign on May 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Perspective and location baby, perspective and location.

I’m not diminishing Palin’s support. You are over blowing it.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Fluke the Huck.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Perspective and location baby, perspective and location.

I’m not diminishing Palin’s support. You are over blowing it.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Maybe you should digest the other comments made here, you seem to be in the minority..:)

idesign on May 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

That would be the city government. County is whole different flavor of animal.
cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Fair point.

CorporatePiggy on May 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Maybe you should digest the other comments made here, you seem to be in the minority..:)

idesign on May 10, 2012 at 7:22 PM

So, numbers do not make it right.

Maybe you should analyze the data.

Its there to find and see.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:17 PM
Good luck reasoning with that one. If you say Palin’s hair looks nice, he will say how dare you, her hair is liquid gold…nice??? He wears her shade of lipstick and sleeps in the jacket and glasses she wore to the convention.

Rusty Allen on May 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Fair point.

CorporatePiggy on May 10, 2012 at 7:23 PM

But I still ain’t votin’ for him. No matter what Troy Aikman says.

Only that Leppert is James without the dirty laundry. And all of them are an improvement over KBH.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Sore Lugar…next, next and next. Out with all of them.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Rusty Allen on May 10, 2012 at 7:25 PM

I know, that’s how she got demoted to idiotdesign.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Huck just Flucked himself. He has a strange definition of a “true conservative.” Cruz is moving up and stands a good chance of winning a runoff.

PatrickHenry599 on May 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Cruz has my vote!

txhsmom on May 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Cruz is moving up and stands a good chance of winning a runoff.

PatrickHenry599 on May 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Lets not go overboard here. He has a decent chance in a runoff.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

She has been aware of this race and should have endorsed long ago.
cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Her endorsement is for maximum impact, right where early voting is starting up. It’ll be fresh on voters mind

journeymike on May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

And all of them are an improvement over KBH.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Ain’t that the truth.

CorporatePiggy on May 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Cruz is one of the most impressive candidates to run for Senate in a long time….from not only Texas but from any state. I suggest everybody do what you can to help the guy.

ModerateMan on May 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Palin gets it – as usual.

Huckabee does not get it – as usual.

Cruz is far and away the best candidate. Thanks, Sarah!

Pork-Chop on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

So if Cruz cruises to victory with a big push from the washed-up has been quitter Palin then what will the haters say then? And if Cruz does win how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I know, that’s how she got demoted to idiotdesign.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Sticks and stones…

Maybe you can try and cut my hair like little Willard…:)

idesign on May 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

Don’t fall for Dewhurst’s BS about Cruz – trial lawyer? Look it up yourself, he is a very accomplished appellate lawyer. I have read that Dewhurst is a nice guy but his ads are pure slime. I’m voting for Cruz.

shaloma on May 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Hmmm, yes because that would be a good idea. People already have doubts about Romney, so picking the most polarizing person in politics as a VP sounds like a winning strategy.

CorporatePiggy on May 10, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Palin > Huckabee

Cruz > Dewhurst

The first does not necessarily prove the second, but it seems to fit nicely,

tom on May 10, 2012 at 7:46 PM

So if Cruz cruises to victory with a big push from the washed-up has been quitter Palin then what will the haters say then? And if Cruz does win how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Dude, are you nuts? What do you think they’ll say?

The press and the Grey Men in the Establishment GOP around Romney will Mention that they are disturbed that some Chillbilly Quitter could just descend on Texas and abscond with the career of a seasoned crony like David Dewhurst. It’s an outrage, I tell you! An outrage!

Peggy Noonan Hardest Hit….

victor82 on May 10, 2012 at 7:54 PM

how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Look, Tarnsman, I happen to agree with you.

Palin is a very accomplished woman with a sterling record as Governor. However, she could endorse Jesus H. Christ for a Senate nomination and get Him duly elected, and that would never convince the weenies around Romney to give her a second look.

For G-d’s sake, Palin could talk Pontius Pilate out of going through with the Crucifixion and you’d get nothing but complaints from Karl Rove.

“Yeah, but what about all those lashes?!”

victor82 on May 10, 2012 at 7:59 PM

hmmmm, so, as a texas resident, i have been struggling as of late on this one. Cruz is a trial lawyer, and while he might be conservative, he is still a trial lawyer. He represents chinese interests (if the ads are to be believed) in poaching ideas and business from texans.

psv on May 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

It is my understanding that the Chinese were represented by a law firm that employs 1200 lawyers. Cruz was one of them but had no direct involvement in the case. However, even if he argued the case personally, people in this country have a right to representation and he would have just been doing his job. I know I have done things for my employer that I personally found distasteful but I did them because I was being paid to do so.

Odysseus on May 10, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Maybe you can try and cut my hair like little Willard…:)

idesign on May 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

When Palin endorses Romney, are you going to blow a gasket?

Her endorsement is for maximum impact…
journeymike on May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

I considered that, and see the point. An earlier endorsement would would have gotten him more interest sooner.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

if Cruz does win how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Be still my beating heart!

Odysseus on May 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

the most polarizing person in politics

Ummm, that would be the current occupant of the White House: Barrack Hussein Obama. Sarah doesn’t even come close.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Why are so many of the Palin and Romney people still trying to kill each other? Sarah, god bless her, made the decision not to run, her choice, it’s OVER. Romney fought long and hard to clinch the nomination, again, it’s OVER. Grow up you guys, the real battle has only just started, and that battle is to get the Marxist out of the Oval office. Sarah isn’t attacking Romney and Romney isn’t attacking Sarah, they both have the exact same goal in mind and are doing something you kiddies are not, fighting to get Obama out of the Whitehouse.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Sarah isn’t attacking Romney and Romney isn’t attacking Sarah, they both have the exact same goal in mind and are doing something you kiddies are not, fighting to get Obama out of the Whitehouse.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

But Romney’s people are attacking Palin.

NoNails on May 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Maybe you can try and cut my hair like little Willard…:)

idesign on May 10, 2012 at 7:37 PM

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 8:06 PM

I don’t know about idesign but this hardcore Palinist will jump for joy when that happens. Sarah hasn’t given up the fight to evict Obama from the Whitehouse, she just chose a different line of attack, one she believed would be more effective than running for POTUS herself would have been. Seriously, folks, it’s well past time to put the petty squabbling aside and get down to the business of evicting that Marxist Obama from the peoples house.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

With the exception of a few well known rabid Romney fluffers, the the venom is mostly one way.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

But Romney’s people are attacking Palin.

NoNails on May 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Yes, and some of Palins people are attacking Romney, it’s long past time to let that $hit go and get to work evicting Obama from the peoples house. Time to grow up and accept reality, Sarah chose not to run, and Mitt is the nominee.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

hmmmm, so, as a texas resident, i have been struggling as of late on this one. Cruz is a trial lawyer, and while he might be conservative, he is still a trial lawyer. He represents chinese interests (if the ads are to be believed) in poaching ideas and business from texans.

psv on May 10, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Ted Cruz is sooooo much more than a “trial lawyer”. You and anyone else interested need to read his bio. He is a very accomplished product of the American Dream!!!

Ted has authored over 80 U.S. Supreme Court briefs and personally argued 40 oral arguments, including 9 before the U.S. Supreme Court.During Ted’s service as Solicitor General, Texas achieved an unprecedented series of landmark national victories, including successfully defending:
•U.S. sovereignty against the World Court in Medellin v. Texas.
•The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms;
•The constitutionality of the Texas Ten Commandments monument;
•The constitutionality of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance;
•The constitutionality of Texas Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment law; and
•The Texas congressional redistricting plan.

Much more at the link:

http://www.tedcruz.org/bio/

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Yes, and some of Palins people are attacking Romney, it’s long past time to let that $hit go and get to work evicting Obama from the peoples house. Time to grow up and accept reality, Sarah chose not to run, and Mitt is the nominee.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Romney has staff people and other shady paid whores still attacking Palin in media.

the_nile on May 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

With the exception of a few well known rabid Romney fluffers, the the venom is mostly one way.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Sorry, that’s not what I see. What I see are immature petulant people from both sides still fighting each other instead of working to evict Obama. This antagonism isn’t even remotely one sided, and it’s damned disgusting.

The Romney people need to be magnanimous in victory and the Palin people need to accept that Sarah decided her energies were better employed in other ways.

Unless of course, the people involved in the Hatfield-McCoy feud are really Obama paid mobies.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Romney has staff people and other shady paid whores still attacking Palin in media.

the_nile on May 10, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Seriously, are you really that immature and childish? Romney won, get over it.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM

All you Palinestas get ready because there is no way AP is not going to drop this bomb on you tonight.

DFCtomm on May 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Sarah hasn’t attacked Romney but Romney has definitely is attacking her through his surrogates. The whole she was a bad veep choice meme that floated around in the last few weeks was floated by Ed Gillespie. Granted he’s a Bushie but he’s still employed by Romney campaign, so Mittens bears responsibility.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

All the people complaining here about Ted Cruz already climbing up in polls and Palin just jumping on the bandwagon, hey,she also endorsed Deb Fischer who’s polling at distant third. How about that? I know you will also mock her if Fischer doesn’t make it through. Consistency is the hobgoblin of your little minds.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 8:32 PM

All you Palinestas get ready because there is no way AP is not going to drop this bomb on you tonight.

DFCtomm on May 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Yea… from that article…

Setting aside the fact that parents being raised by a male and a female parent is a debunked horseshit Christian talking point,

Really? Need I say anymore…

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

As interesting as this race is, I’m more interested in how her endorsement of Deb Fischer in Nebraska turns out. Fischer wasn’t going anywhere before the endorsement and would probably have finished third behind Bruning and Stenberg. If she wins, that will have a lot to do with the Palin endorsement, more than Mourdock or Cruz.

topdawg on May 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Palin Power indeed!! And she is right, you don’t need a title to be effective. She has done more for the Conservative Cause than anyone I know. She is fearless and has taken the fight to B.O. when the majority of the Republicans have cowered in the corner of the Halls of Congress.

She has never received the credit she is due from the Republican Party and many have worked behind the scenes against her.

When Sarah Palin endorses anyone, people listen. If she and Senator DeMint, whom I respect very much support Ted Cruz, then that is all I need to know.

It’s too bad some people cannot see the gifts that she has been given and is using for the good of America.

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:33 PM

I’m not supporting the article. I’m trying to spoil AP’s Palin drop.

DFCtomm on May 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Please Grow up, Sarah isn’t running, and Romney isn’t funding attacks against someone who isn’t running against him. Ed Gillespie talking out his a$$ is just that Ed Gillespie talking out his a$$.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Texans aren’t concerned over blog flagellation like this Palin contretemps. that might change 2 votes on election day, so it just ain’t worth all this hot and heavy posting.

BUT…. I met Cruz at a meet&greet 2 weeks ago, and he is VERY impressive! I say that as someone who has always voted for Dewhurst in his previous 3 races (I think that’s the number), and I don’t dislike Dewhurst – but when I hear Cruz explain conservative principals, I realized that THIS is the kind of man we need in Washington! Dewhurst will be reliable in his stodgy kind of way, but he’s no spokesperson, he’s a behind the scenes deal maker of the kind that traditionally goes to Washington. He leans conservative, but he’s no firebrand.

If Dewhurst wins, he won’t do anything bad, but frankly he’ll be one of those Senators you never hear from again. He’ll disappear into the woodwork, because that’s what he does.

Cruz, on the other hand, will be a leader we can all be proud of, because that’s what HE does. (He’s also surprisingly young!)

I wasn’t sure until I met him, but now Cruz has definitely got my vote. Not because of what anybody else says, but because of what HE says.

Tom Servo on May 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

Tarnsman on May 10, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Palin is not foolish. Why would she want to be VP?

katy the mean old lady on May 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Sorry, that’s not what I see. What I see are immature petulant people from both sides still fighting each other instead of working to evict Obama.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Okay, lets look at it. csdeven, and buydanish are the Romney supporters that go after Palin. csdeven is MIA and buydanish has backed off.

idesign and rebar are here and neither have gone after Romney here.

The Palin attack in this thread is a special case and needs to be taken with a fresh salt lick.

The other things against Palin in this thread are mild and tangential made by RRS types.

Without more info from you, there isn’t much to go on.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

One other note to add to that, that should tell you a lot about the two candidates: Cruz has been traveling around the state, working hard to meet as many people as he can and ask them for their vote. Dewhurst hasn’t bothered, staying in Austin and maybe going to Dallas or Houston once in a while, but nowhere else. Why should he bother? Dewhurst knows that he’s the guy we’re SUPPOSED to vote for, so why should he have to bother with the annoying task of actually asking us to do it?

Tom Servo on May 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Sarah hasn’t attacked Romney but Romney has definitely is attacking her through his surrogates. The whole she was a bad veep choice meme that floated around in the last few weeks was floated by Ed Gillespie. Granted he’s a Bushie but he’s still employed by Romney campaign, so Mittens bears responsibility.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Yes, Mitt should call off his smear machine.

the_nile on May 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I’m not supporting the article. I’m trying to spoil AP’s Palin drop.

DFCtomm on May 10, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Seriously, who really give a $hit? There is no fight between Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney, there are only immature childish supports who either insist on gloating or who want revenge for slights. There is only one fight that count’s, getting Obama out of the whitehouse.

Allahpundit get’s paid to post articles and make comments that drive traffic, that’s his job. And give the man his due, he’s damned good at it. He isn’t trying to pit the Palinista’s and the Mittwitts against each other, he’s just trying to do his job, which is keep the traffic here up as high as possible.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

I’ve been a Fischer supporter from the day she announced and was glad to see Palin’s endorsement. Fischer is trending up because people have tired of Bruning’s and Stenburg’s constant negativity. Any of them will beat Kerrey, but I sure hope it’s Fischer. Cuda’s support will help.

NebCon on May 10, 2012 at 8:45 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

That is my point. She is not running and his staff are still dumping on her. Have you missed all the stories about how it will be a problem to have her speak at the convention ? He doesn’t attack Obama but he sure does his surrogates attack a conservative who’s not even running.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I wasn’t sure until I met him, but now Cruz has definitely got my vote. Not because of what anybody else says, but because of what HE says.

Tom Servo on May 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

I hope that what you’ve said is helpful to those that are undecided in this important race. I like the following of what you said:

He’ll disappear into the woodwork, because that’s what he does.
(Dewhurst) and then Cruz, on the other hand, will be a leader we can all be proud of, because that’s what HE does.

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’m willing to bet that Palin does at least a little looking into before endorsing someone. With that said, endorsing is not her job. She is not obligated to support anyone in any way. She is a rather busy woman with an actual paying gig.

So to criticize the schedule of her endorsement or claim she’s doing it because someone trending upward or because anyone is guaranteed seems a little goofy to me, particularly when she has a very clear record of endorsing people in tight spots, behind in the polls with no momentum, or earlier than most.

Expecting her to get in early on every single race in the country with an educated endorsement is getting into “well, gotta criticize her for something” territory.

Dongemaharu on May 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Palin is not foolish. Why would she want to be VP?

katy the mean old lady on May 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Thanks for providing some common sense:-) Why indeed.

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Tom Servo on May 10, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I’ve heard that Dewhurst has only made one appearance. Glad to hear that Cruz is out and about too. You are probably right that Dewhurst is taking the race for granted. Not a good attitude to have tho.

Hope Cruz wins!! I’ve read his bio and wish his accomplishments were better known.

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 8:58 PM

SouthernGent,
Michael Williams is running for Congress now instead. I don’t know why he switched races.

NebCon on May 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:38 PM

That is my point. She is not running and his staff are still dumping on her. Have you missed all the stories about how it will be a problem to have her speak at the convention ? He doesn’t attack Obama but he sure does his surrogates attack a conservative who’s not even running.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Right now there is a Marxist sitting in the Whitehouse working on signing away America’s sovereignty, destroying the United States Constitution and implementing the Cloward-Pivens strategy to bring about the violent social unrest required to fundamentally transform America into a Marxist totalitarian State. And this is the complete and utter bull$hit you are preoccupied with? This is exactly what I am talking about when I talk about people who are to childish and immature to grow up and deal with reality.

Sarah isn’t running for ANY office, it doesn’t matter in the slightest what Romney’s people say about her. She isn’t the focus. She has people around the country that listen to her, who will get up off their couches and go vote when she asks them to, who will vote for Mitt Romney when she asks them to, and she will ask them to. Sarah Palin has already made it 100 percent perfectly clear that she is fully supporting the GOP candidate.

The question is, by trying to keep this Hatfield-McCoy feud alive, who are you really supporting?

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Expecting her to get in early on every single race in the country with an educated endorsement is getting into “well, gotta criticize her for something” territory.

Dongemaharu on May 10, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Oh yes. Anytime there is a Palin thread, the critics come out. They should appreciate what she does. Sour grapes left over ever since she was VP with McCain most likely:-)

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 9:06 PM

SouthernGent,
Michael Williams is running for Congress now instead. I don’t know why he switched races.

NebCon on May 10, 2012 at 8:59 PM

The Williams brothers switched from the senate race to congressional races. Their chances were slim and redistricting put them in congressional districts (IIRC, one had to move, business was there but home was not, redistricting allows for that) they have a chance to win.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Oh yes. Anytime there is a Palin thread, the critics come out. They should appreciate what she does. Sour grapes left over ever since she was VP with McCain most likely:-)

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 9:06 PM

They need to grow the he11 up and recognize that there are far greater things at stake than their petty little vendettas.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Thank you for your great and pointed comments on this and other threads. Trying to get people to focus on what is important is needed to be said.

We can’t major in minors and expect to win this and win we must!!

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM

What happened to the black railroad guy that was running? Anyways, Cruz will win now that Mrs. Palin has endorsed.

SouthernGent on May 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Michael Williams decided to run for Congress. Due to redistricting, a new district was created a mile from his house, so he moved and decided to run in that race- district 25, I believe. I love Michael, but the senate race was already very crowded. Smart move, imo.

parteagirl on May 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Thank you for your great and pointed comments on this and other threads. Trying to get people to focus on what is important is needed to be said.

We can’t major in minors and expect to win this and win we must!!

bluefox on May 10, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Exactly, every generation has to fight to be free, if we lose this fight, it will be generation before our children will be free again, if ever. A house divided against itself cannot stand, we must stand united or we will lose our country to a bunch of Marxist’s.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:14 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Again, the feud is kept alive by the Romney surrogates. Not by lowly me. Unity is a two way street. As presumptive nominee, it’s Romney’s responsibility to unify the party.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

“Join Governor Palin in Supporting Ted Cruz”

http://www.tedcruz.org/

Her earlier Nebraska endorsement, also a gutsy call. Conservative endorsements in Nebraska have split three ways – Bruning, Stenberg, and Fischer:

“Fischer made perhaps her biggest splash of the campaign Wednesday, announcing the backing of Sarah and Todd Palin. A few days prior, her campaign released a poll showing her within a few points of Bruning, trailing 30 percent to 26 percent, with Stenberg at 18 percent.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/a-mama-grizzly-upset-is-possible-in-nebraska/2012/05/10/gIQAB2e1FU_blog.html

Viator on May 10, 2012 at 9:30 PM

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Again, the feud is kept alive by the Romney surrogates. Not by lowly me. Unity is a two way street. As presumptive nominee, it’s Romney’s responsibility to unify the party.

promachus on May 10, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Pretending you’re not keeping it alive doesn’t mean your not keeping it alive, grow up already or just admit you are an Obama supporter. If you honestly think Romney is paying his people to feud with Sarah Palin, well, you’re just not all that bright. When it comes to business, Mitt Romney is brutally ruthless, he knows better than to fight with people who are not his enemies, he knows his budget is not limitless, he knows which fight’s are worth fighting. That is how he won the nomination, not be being stupid and picking fight’s with people whose support he needs when he doesn’t have to.

Like I said before, grow up, Sarah Palin isn’t running for anything. All she is doing is endorsing conservative GOP candidates. People neither Team Romney not Mitt Romney have the time or money to expend on. She is doing her part to energize the GOP base, to get them motivated to get out and vote. To get out and vote Republican, which means, to vote for Mitt Romney, and I seriously doubt that Mitt Romney or his people are stupid enough that they do not know that.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Palin doesn’t have “people”. Romney has a boatload of surrogates.

NoNails on May 10, 2012 at 9:37 PM

All you Palinestas get ready because there is no way AP is not going to drop this bomb on you tonight.

DFCtomm on May 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

That shows the kind of websites you rely on for your info. Why didn’t you link to Bristol’s blog instead of some crapweasel website?

NoNails on May 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Her endorsement is for maximum impact, right where early voting is starting up. It’ll be fresh on voters mind

journeymike on May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

This will be a fascinating test of Palin power. I hope at least that it discourages Romney from going for Huckabee for VP. I can’t see Huckabee adding anything to the ticket. At this point, it seems like Palin’s greatest role is supporting conservative candidates. She’s still too toxic from a media standpoint to run well herself. When she’s holding herself to endorsements, she wields a lot of power, but is much more difficult for the media to attack effectively.

talkingpoints on May 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM

He killed an effort to reign in the TSA. Killed a law to limit funds to cities that allow sanctuary city policies to stand and he drug out the voter ID legislation for 6 years (it took three sessions to finally get it). I’d say its a wash as far as comparing him to KBH.

DanMan on May 10, 2012 at 6:18 PM

These and several other are reasons why I won’t vote for Dewhurst. As Lt Gov. he had the opportunity to advance the Conservative movement here in Texas. He chose to side with the Democrats once again. Someone compared him to Christ, but with his love of the Democrats I think It might only be slightly hyperbolic to compare him to McCain. Cruz is definitely the best of the bunch, and seems likely to stand on the principles he espouses.

Corsair on May 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Cruz will win in a landslide. A Palin endorsement is gold. She has more wins than loses.

Mirimichi on May 10, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Cruz will win in a landslide.

Mirimichi on May 10, 2012 at 10:46 PM

And you know this how?

Not even the idiot went that far.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

So if Cruz cruises to victory with a big push from the washed-up has been quitter Palin then what will the haters say then? And if Cruz does win how long will it be before there be buzz for Romney to pick Sarah as his running mate to unite the party? Just saying.

First, let me say that I will follow Sarah Palin inside or outside the Republican Party. And that I expect [and hope] that it will be outside eventually, as I do not think that the Institutional Republican Party can be torn away from its primary loyalty to the Political Class.

That said, while I expect Sarah to do her best to remove Buraq Hussein Obama from power by electoral means, if such remains a viable route in this country; I am absolutely positive that there is no possibility of recognition of her role in doing so by the Republican Party. They are just not built that way. Her successes just incur more hate from the Institutionals. They will not allow talk of her being the VP candidate, and there is no way that they will allow it to happen.

Just as McCain and the Institutionals could not bear the fact that Sarah was more popular and more of a draw than McCain, and so hamstrung her; Romney and the Institutionals know that she would outshine Romney. And in doing so create an opening for the rise of the TEA Party/Patriot movement. They would rather lose the election, than break their permanent “iron rice bowls”.

I expect her to continue as she has done; fighting Obama and the Left by every means possible, and installing Patriots in office wherever she can, preparing for whatever future may come. I am reminded of Army Field Manual 34-130.

Keep your eye on the prizes; November 6 and after.

Subotai Bahadur on May 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Timing in Politics is essential, too early you fizzle out, too late is too late! Palin has a very fine sense of timing. I think this endorsement is perfect, just prior to early vote and not to late for donations.

jainphx on May 10, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Ron Paul endorsed Cruz as well.

air_up_there on May 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM

And you know this how?

Not even the idiot went that far.

cozmo on May 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM

The real quick and easy answer is: Sarah endorsed him.

What do you mean, not even the idiot went that far?

Mirimichi on May 10, 2012 at 11:56 PM

When it comes to business, Mitt Romney is brutally ruthless, he knows better than to fight with people who are not his enemies, he knows his budget is not limitless, he knows which fight’s are worth fighting. That is how he won the nomination, not be being stupid and picking fight’s with people whose support he needs when he doesn’t have to.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I am not going to believe your pro forma declarations. If RMoney really believes this, then he should order his surrogates to stop attacking Palin. Primary is over and she’s not a threat. Until they do, I am not budging on RMoney.

promachus on May 11, 2012 at 12:49 AM

I’ll be going with Cruz for my first election here in Texas.

Now, if I can just figure out this Railroad Commissioner gig…

trigon on May 11, 2012 at 1:01 AM

Pink IS Huck’s color…

Gohawgs on May 11, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Pardon me, I seem to be lost.

Can someone point me in the direction of the thread on the Robo-Buttocks?

sartana on May 11, 2012 at 2:15 AM

quit arguing and focus. there are campaigns tosupport and elections to win. i contributed to cruz yesterday and will contribute to fischer today.

mark levin was saying yesterday that bruning supports the doj against sherriff arpaio. wtf? so support deb fischer!

perries on May 11, 2012 at 5:34 AM

Sorry, that’s not what I see. What I see are immature petulant people from both sides still fighting each other instead of working to evict Obama.

SWalker on May 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

What’s the view like from your high horse? Can you see your house from there?

Extrafishy on May 11, 2012 at 5:46 AM

Palin supported Mourdock over Lugar. Cause and effect? No, but it sure didn’t hurt in conservative Indiana.

swinia sutki on May 11, 2012 at 6:03 AM

“Call it the Sarah Palin bounce: Hours after the 2008 vice presidential nominee endorsed Ted Cruz, a Republican candidate for U.S. senator from Texas, on Thursday morning, the staff at Cruz’s headquarters in Austin reported a swift and positive reaction.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/ted-cruz-us-senate-candidate-texas-reports-bounce/story?id=16322111#.T6zqXVKQmVO

Viator on May 11, 2012 at 6:32 AM

It will be nice if we can get Ted Cruz elected Senator in Texas. Darth Dewhurst has gone completely negative, and the majority of his ads are untrue…Early voting starts Monday, and I can’t wait to vote for Cruz.

golfer1 on May 11, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Huckabee who ? What an idiot. All he is is a Willy Wannabee.

democratsarefools on May 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Sarah Palin remains a significant factor in our elections, so why isn’t her earned title of King Maker ever used in/at Hot Air?

On the surface, Palin’s endorsement record is impressive. Of the 36 candidates facing contested primaries that she has endorsed, 25 have won. That’s a win ratio of just under 70%.

What makes it really notable is that it includes several upsets that have shocked the Washington establishment. Many of Palin’s picks were opposed by the GOP leadership, which poured resources into other candidates.

It is all about being relevant, baby!

DannoJyd on May 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Now I’m wondering why this isn’t in the Hot Pics column. PDS?

With over 188 comments it is certainly deserving.

DannoJyd on May 11, 2012 at 7:45 PM

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