January 9, 2012
Todd Palin has endorsed Newt Gingrich, if you haven’t heard. ABC News broke this story earlier today. The former Alaska First Dude said everybody in the GOP race was fine, but that he admired the way Mr. Gingrich had soldiered forward following the resignation of his staff last summer.
Gingrich’s campaign has “burst out of the political arena and touched many Americans,” Mr. Palin told ABC.
Of course, Palin père had not actually talked to the Gingrich team before giving them the nod, which is, um, unusual in endorsement politics. But the ex-speaker quickly said that he’s proud to have the endorsement of the world-class snowmobiler who happens to be Sarah Palin’s husband.
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Unless Gingrich would like to get the small but devoted base of Sarah Palin fans' vote, this will only hurt him. He already said he'd consider Sarah Palin as a VP or cabinet member. With Todd's endorsement, it might hint the Palins and Gingrich are closer than we think. Does he want voters to think that? What about Todd Palin himself? If you didn't know, Todd Palin was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a Party in Alaska that advocated Alaska to secede from the Union. Newt Gingrich is already collapsing and this will only put him down faster.