Palin likes Romney in overnight Facebook post
November 5th, 2012
11:15 AM ET
1 year ago

Palin likes Romney in overnight Facebook post

(CNN) - Sarah Palin skewered President Barack Obama on Monday and urged voters to turn out for Mitt Romney in a Facebook post, as close to an endorsement as she's come for the GOP presidential nominee.

"Tuesday is our chance to turn things around," the former Alaska governor wrote. "Please vote for Governor Mitt Romney and the commonsense conservatives running for office in your states."

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Her post went up shortly after midnight East Coast time–during the 8 p.m. hour in Alaska.

While the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee had not previously offered an official endorsement to Romney or campaigned for the candidate, Palin's political action committee last month donated $5,000 to his White House bid. She also offered some praise for the GOP ticket when Rep. Paul Ryan was announced as Romney's running mate in August.

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Palin said in March she voted for Newt Gingrich in her state's GOP primary. During the hard fought contest between Gingrich, Romney, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, she chided the eventual nominee for not connecting enough with conservative voters.

The bulk of Palin's Facebook post on Monday, however, focused on her disapproval of Obama, leaving the latter end of her statement to encourage voters to cast their ballots for Romney.

In her criticism, Palin charged Obama with failing to live up to his 2008 campaign promises, drastically increasing the federal debt, and providing a lack of leadership in the aftermath of the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

"What's past is prologue. We know what we will get from a second Obama term because we've all endured his first term," she wrote.

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She also stressed an emphasis on congressional races, cautioning against Democratic gains in either chamber.

"We saw the destruction a Democrat controlled White House, House, and Senate brought us after the 2008 election. Our country can't afford that again," she wrote. "Your vote is the only safeguard against that happening."

– CNN's Ashley Killough and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.


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  1. Facts don't Lie

    Mrs. Palin is so relevant that they gave her a big platform on the RNC convention...ooops you mean that they DIDN'T? Could it be because she never REALLY was a fan of Mitt Romney and is just trying to get some backdoor attention now by doing what she loves to do best.....slamming Obama on her Facebook?

    November 5, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  2. giftedgirl77

    Well if there are any undecideds left that should swing them to Obama. Of course that was probably their plan that way they can pin it on her.

    Why can she just go back to Alaska just start walking and keep walking and walking and walking on of into the wilderness never to ne heard from again.

    November 5, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. Bill

    An endorsement from Palin is the kiss of death. Romney now has a pathetic 13.7% chance of winning the general. The GOP is already honing its excuses why Romney will lose. Sadly, none of them is that he was a failed candidate with policy positions that blow with the wind. Nobody wants that in the White House.

    November 5, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  4. giftedgirl77

    Ugh why won't this woman go away. Her i.q. is about 7. Send her back to Alaska give her a map point her in any direction any direction away from civilization and tell her there is a special party just for het. That should solve the problem. It is called survival of the fittest.

    November 5, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. rs

    Isn't that sweet. Mama Grizzly likes the Lyin' King.

    November 5, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  6. Pete

    Go away Sarah yah make me puke!!!

    November 5, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  7. truth hurts

    It is good to see every one come together united to rid the country of the worse President we have ever had. Sorry Jimmy, your title has been passed on. Nobody ever thought it would be possible, but leave it to the Democrats to once again foist another total incompetent on the country. When will we ever learn...

    November 5, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  8. panictime

    Real news not found on CNN:

    Two-thirds of those who have found employment under President Obama are immigrants, both legal and illegal, according to an analysis that suggests immigration has soaked up a large portion of what little job growth there has been over the past three years.

    The Center for Immigration Studies is releasing the study Thursday morning, a day ahead of the final Labor Department unemployment report of the campaign season, which is expected to show a sluggish job market more than three years into the economic recovery.

    November 5, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  9. panictime

    For Every Person Added to Jobs Rolls Since January 2009, 75 People Added To Food Stamp Rolls

    November 5, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  10. panictime

    Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him — and to like him. He was not the monster Obama depicted, but a reasonable person for whom we could vote.

    November 5, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  11. Al-NY,NY

    .and ANYONE with a brain is supposed to care what you think?

    November 5, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  12. panictime

    10. Maine: 17.28 out of 100 receive food stamps
    9. New Mexico: 17.33 out of 100 receive food stamps
    8. Kentucky: 17.9 out of 100 receive food stamps
    7. Michigan: 18 out 100 receive food stamps
    6. Louisiana: 18.2 out of 100 receive food stamps
    5. Oregon: 18.4 out of 100 receive food stamps
    4. West Virginia: 18.41 out of 100 receive food stamps
    3. Tennessee: 19.3 out of 100 receive food stamps
    2. Mississippi: 19.4 out of 100 receive food stamps
    1. District of Columbia: 19.7 out of 100 receive food stamps

    November 5, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  13. allens

    wow there is a endorsement that carries a lot of weight, with people that have an iq of 20 or less

    November 5, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  14. nelson origa

    yeah. it will need so many sarah palins for mit robme to win. good try, however.

    November 5, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  15. allens

    i should have been more clear, with tea party members

    November 5, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  16. Kef14

    lol...another reason to not vote Romney. Thanks Sarah! And sorry about your hard life of selling out to make millions and probably increase your worth 50 times over during these last 4 years.

    November 5, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  17. California Gary

    And where would those "commonsense" conservatives be? Most of what the conservatives running for office this year have to say has very little to do with "sense", common or otherwise.

    November 5, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. Alan

    Sorry Sarah, your 15 minutes of fame is long over!. No one, besides your family still listens or cares what you say. It's so sad that a soccer mom was chosen by a great man like McCain who then threw away his only legitimate shot at the Presidency by chosing you. You really know how to pickem!. Romney like yourself (liar) has tried to re-package old Bush era politics, and thankfully come tomorrow, even the Koch Brothers who paid to have your name kept in the media much too long, wilth all their billions, won't be able to buy the Republicans' the White House. Go Away!, PLEASE

    November 5, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  19. ficheye

    I see she's still wearing those glasses she doesn't need. She not farsighted, she's not nearsighted. They are artificial intelligence, plain and simple. She finally opens her mouth at the 11th hour and after making a last minute donation to Romney in order to get back in the news. Sadly, her tactic worked.

    November 5, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  20. The Situation

    An Endorsement from Palin. The kiss of death for you Mitts!

    November 5, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  21. UBS, WILLARD & 4000+ AMERICAN AMNESTY DEAL

    A Palin endorsement this late in the game isn't going to help this late in the game. Willard is going to lose and lose badly.

    November 5, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  22. shoegazer

    This woman still thinks she's relevant?

    November 5, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  23. BigTBone

    It's 2012. Why is she still in our faces?

    Can't someone make this thing go away?

    November 5, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  24. Bic Spinach

    As if I needed another reason not to vote for Mitt Romney....

    Hey Sarah, Only $5,000 to Mitt? Care to share where all the other donations to your SuperPAC are going? No? Okay...

    November 5, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  25. judy

    palin has about as much credability as a slug who cares who she likes.

    November 5, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
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