Friday, April 27, 2012

Palin Endorses Mourdock

Sarah Palin posted her endorsement of Richard Mourock over Sen. Richard Lugar on Mourdock's Facebook page. The Star's Mary Beth Schneider quotes from Palin's statement:

Palin said she joined “commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock,” saying it wasn’t just Indiana but the nation “that benefits from sending the right senator to serve for the right reasons.”
“Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a senator are appreciated,” Palin wrote, “but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.”
Lugar’s campaign had no immediate response. Voters will choose the GOP nominee in the May 8 primary election. The winner will face Democrat U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly.
Palin's 2008 running mate, Arizona Sen. John McCain, endorsed Lugar's re-election, which was a bit perplexing given the fact that Lugar skipped every McCain-Palin campaign appearance in Indiana during the 2008 presidential campaign and allowed Barack Obama to use him in his campaign commercials that blanketed the Indiana airwaves throughout the presidential campaign.

6 comments:

Vox Populi said...

This did it for me. I've voted in both Democrat and Republican primaries in the past decade and this convinces me I need to vote Republican and vote Lugar.

I'll also be voting Ogden for judge and Brooks for Congress.

Cato said...

He'll pull a Joe Lieberman and win in November.

Indy Student said...

Cato, not possible. Indiana has a "sore loser" law. If you run in a major party primary and lose, you can't then run on a 3rd party/independent ticket in the general.

Indy Student said...

No can do, Cato. Indiana's "sore loser" law prevents people from running in a major party primary, losing, and then re-running in the general as an indie/3rd party nominee.

Cato said...

IS, you sure that Indiana law can trump the U.S. Constitution? The Constitution authorizes no such restriction. Such a self-serving law looks relatively easy to overturn or enjoin. Has that "law" ever been litigated at the Federal level?

Indy4u2c said...

Sarah is right on! She said it: “Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a senator are appreciated but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.”

Thank you, Senator Lugar! You served us well. It's time for you to retire and let someone else carry that torch forward!