Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gov. Palin on Hannity: Can't Win Being on Defense All the Time

"You can't win a ballgame being on defense all the time," former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight said in a two-segment interview on Sean Hannity's TV show from her home in Wasilla, Alaska. Gov. Palin's quote was in reference to Newt Gingrich's counter-attacks against Mitt Romney who he today accused of lying in political ads. Her words were also applicable to whichever candidate becomes the GOP nominee and goes on to fight the Obama machine.

Gov. Palin said the Iowa Caucus "was such an exciting night. It felt like it was as it should be." She praised Santorum's performance saying, "Iowa was a good place for Santorum to rise to the top. Iowa is a microcosm of America. It was a very strong showing for Santorum and what he would do for the working class. It leaves Americans optimistic about the field."

She agreed with Hannity that the GOP nominee needs to be prepared for the attacks that are surely coming now that he has become a top tier candidate. "You know it's coming. My concern is going on to face the Obama machine and his thuggery. McCain and I were the only ones to have face it. McCain (by his endorsement of Romney) thinks that Romney is best prepared."

Hannity questioned Gov. Palin as to why Romney does not poll well among the GOP base - conservatives. "His past positions haven't always been conservative," she said citing his defense of a health insurance mandate under RomneyCare, his prior pro-choice position - now pro-life. Gov. Palin acknowledged that Romney believes in lowering taxes. "People are suspect of some of his positions versus what they are today," Gov. Palin said. She described McCain's "Tale of Two Mitts" as an effective ad back in the day and said that "McCain's endorsement is a reminder that we must defeat Obama....Rough and tumble contested primaries are a good process for vetting candidates."

Hannity asked Gov. Palin if she were ready to endorse a candidate tonight. She is not.

She said Gingrich "has every right to defend his record."

Hannity asked Gov. Palin to expound on her statement that the GOP should not marginalize Ron Paul or his supporters. The basis of her statement is that if marginalized, Ron Paul could run third party, effectively re-electing Obama. She noted that Ron Paul's supporters are advocating the type of fiscal discipline that is needed in Washington, D.C. today.

Gov. Palin closed by saying that the GOP nominee will "need to be more aggressive [about discussing Obama's] associations. The GOP nominee has to do all they can and speak the truth about Barack Hussein Obama."

Video retrieved from SarahNET

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