Newt: Sarah Palin should definitely speak at RNC

Newt Gingrich says that while he’s not really concerned over whether he speaks at the convention or not, that Sarah Palin is different and that she should definitely speak at the RNC and he believes she will:

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  • Palin MUST speak at the convention. She represents the backbone of the Tea Parties and their support is vital during this upcoming election. Tea Party members get out the vote and they donate a lot to the Republican cause. And Palin will not mince words and will take the battle right to Obama. Her speech certainly will be worth watching.

    • Sober_Thinking

      Spot on.

    • Conservative_Hippie


    • Rightstuff1

      I love Newt, the guy calls it. He just calls it like it is. And he is spot on – Sarah Palin must be up there.

  • Would be the only time I’d probably be watching without doing my laundry at the same time! Of course she should speak and so should Newt but I could also care less about GOPe validation of these true patriots and reformers. Still bummed there is not a Sarah/Newt ticket but DC would NEVER let THAT happen. Destroying the system allowing everyone in this town to feed at the trough can happen with the right leaders and We The People engaged. No sunshine Patriots need apply!

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    [Last comment] …”assume Boehner and his team will keep the house.”

    Let’s hope not – those guys need to be retired and replaced with true conservatives to control Romney as President.

    Newt’s point was probably about keeping the House, but we should be clear about who’s going to be Speaker.

    • capelady

      Boehner plans to fund Obamacare in their upcoming economic legislation, and Tom Coburn donated to the campaign of a Democrat Senator… with “friends” like this, who needs liberals!!! The RINOs have got to go, at least from leadership positions, if we are going to save our republic!

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Whaaaaaat? I thought TRS already debunked the whole Sarah Palin ‘speaking/not speaking’ controversy?

  • KM

    I wish Sarah would sneak in and speak at the (Socialist) Democratic convention too…

    • Sober_Thinking

      Lol! And throw some cold reality on their warm little delusional Kumbiah? I’d pay to see/hear that!


    No, Newt may not be “concerned over whether he speaks or not”…..but he is also not the unofficial leader of the Tea Party who need a place at the table.

  • poljunkie

    She’ll be there.


  • BSScoop

    A GOP convention without Palin AND Paul would be a definite repeat win for Hussein. A Palin speech but no Paul is risky but might work for RINOmney. No Palin is an automatic Mitt loss of epic proportions.

    Don’t Tread On Me

    PS – For all you anti-Paul-ites…Remember, Palin has already warned us righties that excluding Paul from the picture is a massive mistake.

  • Nukeman60

    The media is always trying to find that ‘gotcha’ moment. “Do you want one? Do you deserve one? We know you’re shy.” When are these bozos ever going to learn that you can’t pull that crap on Newt. He always turns the narrative back to reality. What is it that Rushbo always says – with 1/2 of his brain tied behind his back?

    If Sarah Palin is not allowed to speak, that will just be one more nail in the coffin that the GOPe keep constructing for themselves. The victory against Obama was handed to them with Obama’s own ineptitude and they continually attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    As to the Boehner comment, I feel he was just talking about the Republican House and not specifically about Boehner himself.

    • nibblesyble

      I forgot about when Rush has said ‘half his brain tied behind his back’ love it and so true.

  • BostonBruin

    According to a radio interview the other day, Judson Phillps (head of TP Nation) said that Gov. Romney has not reached-out to the major TP groups. Couple this with the fact that Romney beat-up the supporters of Gingrich and Santorum with his excessive negative campaigning during the primary race. And now Romney is threatening to kick Palin supporters in the teeth by not giving her a time slot at the convention.

    Romney seems to be making a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise the base of the GOP. Does this guy want to win?

    • Sober_Thinking

      If he or the RNC continues to omit the Tea Party – the single most powerful party and voting base in the this nation – then they will indeed disenfranchise thousands if not millions of potential voters. Romney brutilized the other candidates during the GOP Primary and hasn’t so much as sniffed towards the Tea Party. Without their support… he won’t win.

      However, he’s likely to win in spite of himself because Obama is literally a monster. We have no choice but to put this hack (Romney) in the big chair. But 2016 will be a whole different ballgame. I can’t wait.

    • crosshr

      myself a Palin, Newt, West supporter, I know I will hold my nose and vote by default, although lately I follow close Mitts campaign, I have been at ease after listening to Mitts speeches, still, it’s one thing to talk and it a 180 degree to behave. Mitt and his staff’s behavour still is a far away distant much from where I am.
      Boston, you are right on target, it’s a concern to many

      • hrh40

        Obama gives good speeches, too.

        • crosshr

          you are so darn right hrh. now you scare the heck out of me! nevetheless, many can deliver speech including the orator lying master !

        • Besides, he calls me Bill.

  • mder4thegov

    Romney cannot not be that insecure…worrying about being upstaged by Gov. Palin. Fact: Anyone would be overshadowed by a principled, NOT FOR SALE, America-loving patriot–such as Sarah.
    She will secure the conservative vote…while Ron Paul will deliver the libertarian support.
    It’s a real easy call, Mitt. This is how you “trounce” Obama.
    Don’t be a bonehead, and blow this golden opportunity.

  • Sober_Thinking


  • Not only she should speak, she should have a prominent spot at the GOP convention for Governor Romney needs someone there that truly is “severely conservative!”

  • stage9

    They will only use her to promote RINOism. Otherwise, they have no use for her, she’s a Conservative.

  • wodiej

    Gingrich is right of course. But I think it would be important to have him speak as well. And maybe also Cain, Santorum, Paul, Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin and some other prominent conservatives who want to play as a team because that is what it’s going to take. Boom, boom, boom. Line them up one after another and have a non stop party for 4 days to start the process of getting obama OUT.

    I like his idea of Gov. Palin criss crossing the country in support of Republicans running for the Senate. I think we would have to pick up a dozen or so seats to win control-tall order but not impossible.

    We are going to have to stop this crying over spilled milk because we didn’t want Romney. That’s who we got so we may as well suck it up and win this thing for the sake of the country. 2016 is another election.

  • Gov. Palin will not be speaking at the RNC convention. They want her out of the party.

    After the success of the 2010 elections all the attacks against Gov. Palin were directed by the RNC minus Steele. Most of that crap that was in the Game Change movie was not in the book. That was crap made up by the RNC and Romney’s people to stop Gov. Palin. Now you know why none of the leaders in the GOP defended Gov. Palin against all the attacks. Everything was done to make sure she didn’t run. I am not telling you anything you don’t already know.

    Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

    Gov. Palin knows all of this and I hope she waits until after the election to leave the repulbican party.

    The backstabbing of Gov. Palin by Romney and his creeps is not going to end well especially we ith Todd Palin in a TV show on NBC. If Todd does well in this show than NBC will use what the GOP is doing to the Palins against them.

    Romney and the GOP are lowlife scums. Obama is scum and that is what the GOP is banking on to get your votes.

    • Orangeone

      Sarah Palin is doing a good job stumping for Tea Party candidates for US Senate. She should stay focused where her good deeds can result in the great number of victories.

      • hrh40

        Guess you’re not familiar with her effectiveness as mayor, oil and gas commissioner, and governor.

        But yeah, she should just do what she does best, stump for other candidates.

        • Sheya

          Governor Palin was a good mayor oil and gas commissioner, and governor and she may have been a good POTUS. But she choose not to run. It was her decision to just stump for other candidates. And you know what, sometimes we need someone to do just that. If you’re effective doing something, do it.

          I honestly don’t get why people get so mad when it is suggested that Palin do her thing. It was her choice, she’s doing it well and it appears she’s very happy doing it.

          • Maybe because no one who’s been successful in life ever needs anybody to tell them to “do what you’re good at.” It’s pure, patronizing bullsh*t.

        • Orangeone

          Untrue re: her experience.  She needs to do the best for the greatest number.  Look at how Ted Cruz has soared in the polls with her help.  We need the Senate and Sarah Palin can help make that happen by stumping across this country.  The media will be focused on the convention so she will have a much easier time getting out the great Tea Party message nationwide for Senate candidates.

  • She should speak. The Tea Party expect her to speak. And if Mitt does not embrace her and the Tea Party, he could well be saying goodbye to embracing being President as well. Dooming us all to (at least) 4 more years of NObama.

  • FutureOnePercent

    I love that he referred to Sarah Palin supporters as “our base.”

    At least he recognizes where the strength of the Republican Party is… in the Tea Party.

  • maynardb50

    Sara called me two days ago. Wants me to vote for Ted Cruz, and I will. GO TED!!

  • Sheya

    While I think it would serve Romney well to have her speak, I’m becoming a little sick and tired of this whole debate.

    No one knows what’s going on, people jump on every little rumor and will believe every baseless rumor if it fits their narrative. Never mind that all the convention organizers have come out and said that no plans have been made yet about the speakers. No, they are liars backstabbers and what not because believing them goes against what we want to believe.

    Some people would prefer Palin does not get a speaking spot at the convention just so they have another thing to complain about.

    People need to chill out and see what ACTUALLY happens, before we et all wee-weed up.

    • They could have ended this “controversy” days ago. It would have been so easy.

      • virginiagentleman1

        Ah, some common sense! Thank you!
        You are so right, this ‘controversy’ could have been so easily avoided!

        Romney and his campaign, along with the RNC, continue to shoot themselves in the foot seemingly without any understanding of the consequences. So unnessessary!

        I have grave concerns that Romney and the RNC are up to defeating Obama, K-Bob.

        Instead of dealing with the issue of Palin speaking, or not speaking, with a simple yea or nay, they compound their haphazard campaign with the appearent inability to answer a simple question. Is this an example of how they would govern?

  • nibblesyble

    Wow, Newt up twice on Scoop…looove it! And he gets it right every single time he opens his brilliant mouth…

  • notebene

    Here is message for the RNC….if you want to get the Tea Party/ conservative independent votes, you had better have Palin speak! This is a dire warning to the RNC that we will not settle for the RHINO crap anymore! Either you start fighting with conservative values and quit playing nice with ODUMBO and crew or you will loose us! No compromise! Our country can no longer afford to settle for the nonsense!

  • Newt gets it right and he also should speak but that will remain to be seen.