"Anybody but Obama!" was Gov. Palin's resounding and overarching theme as she discussed Super Tuesday tonight in a single-segment TV interview with Greta Van Susteren from her home in Wasilla, Alaska. Next Tuesday, 10 states, Alaska among them will be holding primaries and caucuses. The Wall Street Journal Delegate Tracker shows 437 delegates up for grabs.
Gov. Palin noted that none of the candidates have come up to Alaska, though Gingrich did a teleconference on energy independence. As in 2008, Gov. Palin predicted that Romney and Paul will likely do well, because "Alaska has a strong libertarian streak." In Gingrich's teleconference, he made reference to the state's abundant oil and "clean, green natural gas" reserves.
Alaska holds closed caucuses, meaning that independents such as Gov. Palin's husband Todd cannot participate. Only 14,000 people will be participating in the Alaska caucuses which are held in "people's homes, local churches, and local restaurants," she said.
Gov. Palin said that most Alaskans are of the mindset that "the winner must be anybody but Obama." She said "Alaska is very pro-military" and does not take kindly to "Obama's naive apologies to savages in Afghanistan who killed our soldiers. We need to stay focused on getting a Commander-in-Chief our troops deserve and a Commander-in-Chief who is focused on national security."
"Most Alaskans are indepdendent and not obsessed with partisan politics," Gov. Palin said. She noted that Alaska is young state - only 52 years old - and has a fine constitution having learned from other states what to and what not to do. Alaska's Constitution requires the state to develop its own natural resources and be self-sufficient, Gov. Palin said, adding that less than 1% of the state is in private hands. "We want to be self-sufficient...not on the federal dole," she said.
"Seward in Lincoln's cabinet secured Alaska from Russia to secure our union," Gov. Palin said. She said that Obama is manipulating both the energy supply and the economy as a whole. When asked about a candidate's win by a smaller margin, Gov. Palin responded, "a win is a win. Anybody but Obama!"
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