Sarah Palin on Super Tuesday
Former Alaska governor on upcoming primaries
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- Date Mar 3, 2012
Former Alaska governor on upcoming primaries
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Well as we mentioned Super Tuesday is now just three days away 119 delegates are at stake in ten states Ohio has the largest delegate count with 63 and play.
Alaska is also -- Super Tuesday state with 24 delegates.
Joining us not.
Former vice presidential contender and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who is here to offer her -- In these final days of what -- all important Super Tuesday -- governor welcome great to see you here.
Thank you so much in mind -- to get to visit with you all thank you you'll summer calling this the GOP's version of March Madness with the final court candidates vying for votes.
In the high stakes rumble of Super Tuesday.
Do you think -- going to be in for some surprise outcomes.
-- -- As -- pretty predictable thus far from going on in album sweet sixteen down to the grade eight now.
We're at the final four -- I believe that -- far things have been predictable and and and unless there's some kind of major surprise is that.
Is just add that adhere to four and they don't see any of us I think weekend.
Predict what the outcome is going to -- and they believe the outcome will be that.
We will be able to garner a lot of support for that GOP nominee to replace Barack Obama in November we'll get our country back on the right track will be safer we will be more -- us.
And that Alitalia America's gonna be much better off going -- replaced the nation's CEO in November.
Well there are those who say -- -- Newt Gingrich fails to win his home state and Georgia that he needs to bow out do you agree.
I don't think anybody needs to bow out at this time you know -- get a lot of free media right now also doesn't take a whole heck of a lot of money to continue the race.
And down by the way I predict that new will take his home state of Georgia he's doing very well there obviously he's put a lot of fiscal and human resource is into his home state because it means a lot to him people they are no -- they know that he has been successful.
As a as a business man and certainly at the public servants and I think he's gonna do just fine there.
So some Republicans though are not happy with the current crop of contenders and are hoping for a brokered convention even at this point -- a star GOP player steps in.
I asked would you go for it.
I'm how I'm not gonna be out so -- hypothetical like that I think I can just skip that and and move on to dealing in reality in reality is that we have.
For good contenders to eight -- -- if it does resolve this process through great competition into a brokered convention.
I I don't think that should be anything to fear I think that that is a continuation of a very competitive then Albion heated process.
We shouldn't be afraid of that.
What we should perhaps be afraid of though is who actually does the broker Reid who is behind those closed doors in the proverbial smoke filled room that would decide.
Who -- be worthy of getting that GOP nod.
Well there are those who are wondering whether or not if Romney is a nominee will you be actively on the campaign trail for him.
Oh absolutely anybody but Obama and Mitt Romney only has proven himself again as a -- man.
And -- as governor he's had to be the CEO of -- state understanding the tenth amendment and states' rights that Barack Obama doesn't understand.
-- Mitt Romney has proven himself to.
I would have worked very very hard in this campaign in fact he's been campaigning and spending millions and millions of dollars over about the last six years running for president.
And if he is the nominee yes I may end I believe the majority of independent patriotic Americans and participants in the GOP.
Well it campaigned very hard for him that we have got to get the country back on the right track so -- and we've got to it.
Create a more certainty in the marketplace and in in our national defense policies that.
Are being implemented -- today the only way we get rid of the uncertainty.
Is to replace Barack Obama at the ballot box and we do that by that GOP nominee who -- -- the constitution understands.
Preeminent free market understanding what it is that we need to do to turn things around if we're Mitt Romney is a nominee I'll be their forums.
Let me just really quickly president Obama's approval ratings are up right now and do you think of the negative mudslinging that's been going on between the GOP contenders.
Is hurting at this point and giving him the president new momentum.
Why I think that observers of the GOP process do you get tired of some of the pettiness that goes on within the campaigns take for instance.
Rick Santorum was just slammed last week for.
Quote unquote dirty trick that he used in trying to solicit Democrats and -- union Brothers and sisters support there in Michigan.
A dirty -- -- for him to be accused of that by -- -- GOP opponents.
Is it's ridiculous and -- waste a lot of time and that makes a lot of us kind of impatient and watching some of that -- More power to Rick Santorum for trying to bring more into the old understanding that the GOP nominee will be the one to help turn this nation around.
So it by the way dirty trick in the campaign now it's when your kids are attacked -- -- people are dying constantly about you -- your reputation and get your record they're dirty tricks but not trying to solicit support problem.
Independent Americans so when you hear accusations like that within the GOP process -- it gets tiring.
You're ready for that GOP contender whoever the nominee have as you go after the White House and to go after the.
President so that you can start discussing those issues.
Let me ask you really quickly switching gears let's talk about the new HBO movie out next week called game change.
It's about your 2008 race with Senator John McCain the film reportedly depicts you as.
I'm prepared unstable and an under informed.
Person on world affairs US said you were not gonna go see the movie or respond to it but now under political action committee is fighting back.
I'm not gonna go see the movie either is the good Senator John McCain we've discussed this and and realize that Hollywood -- are.
Hollywood lot is another gonna do what they can do that.
I've drum up there and money in their machine and their machine happens to be very.
Pro leftist pro Barack Obama machine there at HBO they created this movie.
I'm campaign staffers who especially through John McCain under the bus I think that they.
And -- it should feel some shame and they should feel some embarrassment because.
The movie is based on a false narrative as you can see in the trailer know so I'm gonna watch it senator -- not gonna watch the movie.
We'll let people who were there and we're there by John McCain cited mice I pretty much 24 hours -- day.
And they have seen the movie they have seen a false narrative and they're speaking out and those -- on staff at my political action committee happen to be some of those who were there.
So they worked hard on -- quick little video that.
-- hopefully shed some truth to.
What this HBO movies all about I don't have to do it thankfully we have good staffers who.
And -- -- they weren't there and they've worked on kind of countering some of that that false negative you know we matching our viewers to send us some questions -- like to ask you and we've got one from Kimberly wants to know whether you would consider.
The VP position on the Republican ticket if you were asked.
Yeah I like to see considered for the VP slot is colonel Allen west I you know in this very tumultuous time across our world someone who has served in our military or at least has intimate knowledge up.
The way the military works and should work.
Perhaps by having a close family member has served.
Someone like that like colonel Allen West Coast events of the school of hard knocks he should be one who should be considered seriously and that -- didn't know from you that at this point.
It's not -- know what I'm saying is if I were in a GOP presidential candidate shoes I would first look to colonel Allen west and I got -- Sarah Palin it's always great to see you are.
Out of time -- all the breaking news -- going on as well but we certainly appreciate you joining us today.
Sharing your insides as always great to see it.
They -- our heart goes out to those in the heartland who have just been so devastated by these storms are prayers are with you absolutely thank you very much.