Although Todd Palin has chosen Newt Gingrich as his candidate for 2012, Sarah Palin has yet to make any endorsements. One thing she has done, however, is warn that the establishment candidate–Mitt Romney–has been propelled through the race thus far by people who believe he’s beatable. In other words, while the Republican establishment is pushing him as their ideal candidate, the mainstream media has come alongside them to help push him too, albeit for different reasons.
Thus, while the Republican candidates were having their debate in New Hampshire on Saturday night, Palin was on FOX NEWS’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” contending that President Obama wants “to face Mitt Romney in the general election.”In the process, she made it clear that this is why she believes the mainstream media is taking such a kid glove approach to Romney: they too see him as Obama’s best chance for victory.
On his radio show Monday, Rush Limbaugh concurred with Palin 100%:
There is a story on the Drudge Report today from Sarah Palin in which Sarah Palin says that the White House wants Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee. Now, not only did I tell you that the Broncos were gonna beat the Steelers, for months I have been telling you that the Democrats want Romney — and you all know it. You’ve been listening here and you’ve heard people call me and tell me I don’t know what I’m talking about, that I’m full of it, that they’re scared of Romney. “Romney is the only guy who can win.” And I have said, “No,” and I’ve stood tough, and I’ve said, “They can’t wait for him. What’s Occupy Wall Street all about but running against Romney? He’s the Wall Street guy on our roster — and then Romneycare,” and I’ve laid it all out. So here comes Palin, she says it, and makes news.
Moreover, Rush insightfully added the fact Democrats, who are rightly characterized by trying to destroy everybody they fear, have not tried to destroy Romney: “You can start with Sarah Palin, you can move on to Santorum. Any — any conservative who showed any interest — the Democrats set out to destroy. [And that’s how we know] who they’re genuinely afraid of.” Note, however: “They are not hammering Mitt Romney at all.”