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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soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. LPS

    who cares what she thinks... she and McCain are bitter and Palin is even worse!!

    November 5, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  2. peter peedin

    Well the election is over now that "I can see Russia from my house" Palin has made her remark. The bad part is She is a loser.with a capital L.

    November 5, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. wwf

    There are no "common sense" conservatives left. They do not exist in the political arena anymore. Neither do the moderate democrats.

    November 5, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. sammieb51

    Who cares?

    November 5, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  5. Southern Moderate

    And that matters , Why???? Sorry but who Palin likes is a non issue!

    November 5, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  6. ghost

    Yep, we can always count on sister sarah. She probably's still mad at obama for beating her and old man river 4 years ago.

    November 5, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  7. Martha in CF

    Who cares what this bimbo thinks or says-she needs to go back and do her wolf hunting in Alaska. Palin is a has been–why do you, CNN, even cover what she says or does?

    November 5, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. sofie

    and where is Russia again? Palin there is a REASON Romney does not want your help...

    November 5, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  9. moheb

    Does any one care about what Sarah Palin thinks ?? Focus on cleaning up your own backyard Sarah l!

    November 5, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. sayer

    Go away, Sarah

    November 5, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    What an idiot, Republicans control the House, not Democrats. I don't think Palin knows the House from the Senate but that shouldn't surprise anyone because she can see Russia from her House, she doesn't know what newspaper or magazine she reads, she doesn't know the main job of a VP, she doesn't know that Africa is a Continent, and she still doesn't realize that she's responsible for John McCain's loss to President Obama.

    November 5, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  12. Embarrased by Cheap Romney Tactics

    Too funny! Palin "likes" the Romney campaign!

    Apparently Karl Rove neglected to "un friend" Palin before she could inflict some serious damage.

    November 5, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  13. Don

    Kiss of Death

    November 5, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  14. 5612jean

    Why would any thinking intelligent person care or listen to this dumb as rock racist? She was so out of her element when desperate John McCain selected her as his running mate. The fact that she has an audience show that there are a lot of very unintelligent people in the United States. sarah palin had her 15 minutes of fame, and now she needs to disappear, never to be heard from again.

    November 5, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  15. Me IN HOUSTON

    Why and HOW is Sara Palin still relevant?
    She does not hold public office
    She is not running for public office
    Why would ANYBODY care what she thinks

    November 5, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  16. American People

    We want Palin to disappear!!! What we WANT to see is Willard's tax returns for the last 20 years!!! Willard is a criminal for not disclosing income from off-shore accounts on his tax returns!!!!

    November 5, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  17. ghost1959

    Who cares, what she thinks....not me

    November 5, 2012 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  18. REGinAZ

    And somebody actually cares what Palin thinks?? That would really be surprising.

    November 5, 2012 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  19. j will

    Seriously – this is news ( below ) ???

    (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.

    November 5, 2012 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  20. Hogan's Goat

    She was presented as a competent person capable of taking the highest office in the land, and soon revealed as a half-educated clown full of hearsay and venom who couldn't even manage one of the smallest governors' offices in America. They would vote for her even now that they know she's a fraud, because she's hateful and that's all it takes for the current GOP voters. What is wrong with these people? Jesus Christ died for nothing, I suppose?

    November 5, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  21. alicia

    Thanks Sarah... for reminding me why I shouldn't be voting for Romney.

    November 5, 2012 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  22. Lynn

    I'll vote for Romney like I voted for sweet lips. Who cares who she endorses, I personally don't give a tinker's damn.

    November 5, 2012 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  23. SOUTHERN HOTTIE

    The holidays are coming up and she must be needing some money.

    November 5, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  24. Expat American

    RYAN = AKIN = MURDOCH = PALIN = and now ROMNEY (because after all, Romney is ‘Severely Conservative’)

    November 5, 2012 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  25. DJ

    LOL...she likes him now REALLY!!! Truth of the matter the GOP took him because they had no other choice!!!

    November 5, 2012 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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