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. MikeB

    Ha, ha, ha, ha...ha, ha,ha,ha. You're kidding,right? Look, I'm a Republican and I wouldn't touch that ticket for anything. Obama is just plain awful. He managed to make Bush look good by way of comparison. A Gingrich-Palin ticket would make Obama look brilliant, it would make a real life Contagion as something to be looked forward to.

    January 19, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  2. sparky

    hahahaha – that blowhard romney is looking better as each day goes on...

    January 19, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  3. DDanny1

    Gingrich also announced at a Black Women Business Owners meeting he would give Oprah a major position in his administration. At a Rolling Stone concert he promised Mick Jagger would be a member of his cabinet. At a high school pep rally he promised to offer positions to the next district champ Westside High Gladiator basketball team (and promised to send the rival Eastside Mustang basketball team to Gitmo the day before the big game. And at a nursing home he dangled Betty White as a potential running mate.

    January 19, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  4. Demswin2012

    Palin! Now that is a laugh.

    January 19, 2012 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  5. Psychologist

    Newt asking Palin for advice in the political arena? Really? Well, Newt, you may be joining both Herminator and Bachmann soon, and you all can be toast together. In or out of the closet, your choice!

    January 19, 2012 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  6. Tim Brown

    The thought of giving Palin any sort of government position makes me throw up a little. She couldn't even finish her term as governor. Palin is everything that is wrong with this country.

    January 19, 2012 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  7. Thomas

    I wonder what Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ever did to deserve to be this lucky. A Gingrich / Palin ticket would supply an endless amount of material for them.

    January 19, 2012 02:23 am at 2:23 am |
  8. JT

    This is a sing of the apocalypse. The Mayans were right.

    January 19, 2012 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  9. flarnkingsgargle

    not a great strategy for winning the general election....

    January 19, 2012 02:43 am at 2:43 am |
  10. TexMan

    If this is true it means that the slight but growing chance that I might actually support Gingrich has just been flushed down the tubes.

    The horror ,,,,, the horror

    January 19, 2012 02:47 am at 2:47 am |
  11. FailinPalin

    I will never vote for Newt Gingrich if he ever has Sarah Palin in any type of role in the next administration. Much less her endorsement turns me off to him as a voter.

    January 19, 2012 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  12. baaaadboy

    I guess he really doesn't want to win. . .

    January 19, 2012 03:37 am at 3:37 am |
  13. s

    He will never win anything and Palin will be only his 4th wife.

    January 19, 2012 03:42 am at 3:42 am |
  14. Neal kennedy

    newt gingrich will never be president. sarah palin could be the head toilet cleaner for burger king.

    January 19, 2012 03:43 am at 3:43 am |
  15. Bill Travis

    I can't imagine a less likely combination being nominated for their party's ticket. Nor can I imagine a combination maore likely to assure the other party's success.

    Not this year, not in four years. Never.

    January 19, 2012 04:00 am at 4:00 am |
  16. bob

    PLEASE.... let them be the rep. ticket.

    January 19, 2012 04:08 am at 4:08 am |
  17. CDaeda

    Palin looks great all the time. Even on bad political days.

    January 19, 2012 04:13 am at 4:13 am |
  18. mita

    pl stop this madness.

    January 19, 2012 04:40 am at 4:40 am |
  19. Super Dave

    A position for Palin? As what? A Clinton-style cigar holder?

    January 19, 2012 04:41 am at 4:41 am |
  20. Pizza

    Another reason to be very afraid. There are people who would vote for this ticket. (After Duh-bya won twice, anything is possible.)

    January 19, 2012 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  21. Me 3

    Giive me a break. Two have been nut jobs who have done so much damage to this country.

    January 19, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  22. anne

    Noooooo. If you want to win the election against Obama, then no Palin as VP. That would mean a definite loss.
    Palin IS old news and while I believe Sarah could handle the job, I am among the minority.
    Newt speaks of beating Obama, then he needs to suround himself with people who can help him throw Obama out and Palin would keep Obama in office.
    Come on Newt, surely you are smarter than that>

    January 19, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  23. Rodger Lodger

    Great! Dr. Evil will bring in Ms. Moron.

    January 19, 2012 04:55 am at 4:55 am |
  24. Charlie in Maine

    A picture is wortha thosands words. When I first saw yours for this article I thought it was another attack ad by Romney. Yeah Gingrich and Palin should share a stage. I could see them co-hosting a program on Fox. But as leaders of the free world? Pass.

    January 19, 2012 04:59 am at 4:59 am |
  25. Change

    Yea, and that would be the end of America and the world as we know it!

    January 19, 2012 05:01 am at 5:01 am |
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