Palin: Romney created ‘false narrative’ to win Florida

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 22:39 EDT
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaking on Sept. 5, 2011. Photo: Flickr user rmarcn.
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the Florida by paying for ads with a “false narrative.”

“I think that with $17 million purchasing some ads and some false narrative it was very, very difficult for Newt Gingrich and the other candidates to counter that bombardment of advertisements,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate told Fox News host Megyn Kelly.

“$17 million spent in one state, that purchased a lot of darts and arrows that were flown in one direction and then a lot of darts and arrows were flown back and you know a lot of that negativity sure didn’t paint the party and the cause in very attractive colors,” she added. “I think that hurts the electorate and ultimately diminishes the energy necessary to move forward in the general election.”

Palin has previously said that she would have voted for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in both South Carolina and Florida — and Tuesday night’s results didn’t change her mind going forward.

“As it stands obviously it’s Romney and Newt are closest to be the front-running candidate, and so I would continue to vote for whoever it is to allow the process, and at this point it looks like it still is Newt,” she explained. “You have to kind of continue to level the playing field with your vote.”

Watch this video from Fox News, broadcast Jan. 31, 2012.

(H/T: The Hill)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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