During an interview with Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, former half term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin claimed that Newt Gingrich was the Republican candidate who had the best chance at beating President Barack Obama (video below).
Palin stated: “I think that comes down to who can articulate their ideas, their solutions best. And in a campaign, the way that you articulate that is in a debate. And I’ve appreciated, again, Newt Gingrich’s, his style in debates, his thinking, his way of explaining what it is that he stands for. So I think that in a debate, Newt Gingrich would clobber Barack Obama.”
"Well, when both party machines — and many in the media — are trying to crucify Newt Gingrich for bucking the tide, and bucking the establishment, that tells you something."
Palin also said: “And I say, you know, you got to rage against the machine at this point in order to defend our republic and save what is good and secure and prosperous about our nation. … So, if for no other reason, rage against the machine, vote for Newt. Annoy a liberal, vote Newt.”