Quotes of the day

“Palin’s endorsement is a giant, right-wing seal of approval for Fiorina’s candidacy and could rally significant tea party support to her side. It’s just the latest example of the national right-wing focus on capturing this Senate seat…

Karl Rove has already come to California to rail against Barbara’s record of accomplishment. Ultraconservative groups including the National Pro-Life Council and the S.B. Anthony List have endorsed Carly Fiorina, promising to support her all the way…

“In other races, Sarah Palin’s endorsement has brought with it a deluge of support from national right-wing activists. So we have to prepare now.”

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“Dawn Wildman, whose San Diego-based Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition has about 2,000 members, said she has been fielding calls and emails from tea partiers who feel betrayed by Palin’s endorsement.

“‘My first thought when I heard about the endorsement was, wow, I guess she doesn’t plan to run in 2012,’ Wildman said…

“‘I think most of us see Palin as a company girl now, meaning the GOP,’ Wildman said. ‘For her to endorse Fiorina wasn’t terribly shocking. I think what’s more interesting is that Palin tries to suggest she aligns herself with the tea party movement but is clearly out of touch with what the tea party movement is saying in California.'”

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“Media commentators Glenn Beck, George Will, Andrew Breitbart, and Mark Levin have all identified me as the true conservative candidate in this race.

“I’m not going to lie to you, I would have liked Sarah Palin’s endorsement, too (and I look forward to getting it after I win the primary).

“But the support I most need and want is yours.”

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