TRENDING: Gingrich's Secretary Palin?
January 18th, 2012
05:47 PM ET
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TRENDING: Gingrich's Secretary Palin?

(CNN) - If Newt Gingrich wins the White House in November, the former House speaker said Wednesday Sarah Palin may get a big seat at the table.

"I would ask her to consider taking a major role in the next administration if I'm president, but nothing has been discussed of any kind," Gingrich said on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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His comments came one day after Palin urged South Carolina voters to head to the polls for Gingrich during Saturday's first-in-the-South primary.

She said a win for Gingrich would prolong the Republican primary and allow voters more time to vet the remaining candidates.

Asked if he would consider the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee to be his own running-mate this time around, Gingrich insisted it was too early to discuss a possible short list.

"Certainly, she's one of the people I'd call on for advice," Gingrich said.

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soundoff (742 Responses)
  1. mmryan3698

    If this happens, I will leave the country forever!

    January 19, 2012 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  2. mary

    The "mean team"...

    January 19, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. Bill Dee

    If that actually happens, it a real (and transparent as well as campaign-suicidal) act of desperation.

    January 19, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. Lucy

    Between Newt's liberal position on illegal aliens, aligning himself with Sara Palin, and getting stuck with Perry's endorsement, I'd say he's lost any hope of getting the nomination. It's too bad, I like a lot of what he's said in the debates, but I don't trust him not to look to increased government as a solution to our problems which will only make them worse, he's too soft on illegal aliens, and I've lost all interest in anything Sara Palin has to say. Unfortunately it looks like Mitt is the only option for me.

    January 19, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  5. billy

    How dumb of him, that being said - he is finished now for sure.

    January 19, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  6. tom h.


    January 19, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  7. Jeannie

    Maybe Newt has other plans for Palin.........he enjoys open relationships according to his ex wife, so maybe he plans to do a little "swinging" with his wife, Palin and Todd at the White House if he wins.

    January 19, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  8. Stephen Sockett

    If this union born in hell were to ever would be official...the GOP would need to be committed. Insane insane insane. How stupid do they thing we are? I'd rather vote for an apple.

    January 19, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  9. callmecrazy

    I'm sure her endorsement is not all he's after. He knows better than to put her on the ticket, but that doesn't mean he might flirt with the idea, if you get my meaning.

    January 19, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  10. 4 More Years!!!

    I guess Newt really doesn't want to be elected POTUS after all.

    January 19, 2012 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Doreen Johnson

    Honestly - who is stupid enough to even ask this question? Gingrich/Palin – a landslide victory for Obama (which would suit me just fine).

    January 19, 2012 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. logicnLA

    This must mean he's planning on a new cabinet post- Secretary of Huntin'
    Of course it won't matter becuase she would quit anyway once she saw the apycheck.

    January 19, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. NVa Native

    To which Palin responded, "sure I'd love to be your secretary, but I can't even type?!"

    January 19, 2012 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  14. rhumba

    The best reason I've heard to NOT vote for Newt!

    January 19, 2012 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  15. vfr800cr250

    And here I thought Gingrich was just doofy looking, not stupid for real, but how wrong was I?

    January 19, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  16. blue19

    On Faux News, Palin said the the GOP needs ot learn from past mistakes, that the problem in 08 was they didn't vet the candidate. It's had to believe she's that stupid ( although she never dissapoints by proving time and again she is) that had there been any vetting, she would never have been considered as VP. The women it truly clueless.

    January 19, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  17. Kevin

    Stupid is, as stupid does. Just sayin...

    January 19, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
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