Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight called upon the GOP candidates to debate solutions and issues and stop the negativity during a TV interview with Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly from her home in Wasilla, Alaska.
On Romney's win - which as of this writing stands at 47% with Gingrich trailing 15 points at 32% with 79% of the precincts reporting - Gov. Palin said, "those are pretty large numbers for Governor Romney. $17 million bought lots of darts and arrows which were flown in one direction, and others were thrown back." Gov. Palin said that with this $17 million in ads all spent in Florida, the other candidates found it difficult to counter Romney. "Once a bell is rung, it's difficult to un-ring it."
On Romney's closing statement pertaining to leading the party, Gov. Palin said that is every candidate's mission. She called upon all the candidates to debate the issues, like why are we facing a huge deficit, and debate solutions to problems such as the rumor that U.S. currency will no longer be used for oil trades, which increases our dependence on foreign energy. She said the candidates should debate the war on religion, which is a "war on our first freedom." She said candidates should focus on normal every-day things, not nitpicking.
Baier asked Gov. Palin if she would carry her call to vote for Gingrich to Nevada in light of her having done it in South Carolina and Florida. Gov. Palin said, she would call on people to vote for whichever candidate would allow the competition and vetting to continue. Since Romney and Gingrich are the two front-runners, Gov. Palin said Gingrich is currently the candidate she would call upon Nevadans to vote for. "An even playing field allows the vetting to continue."
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