Nov. 5, 2012 -- With less than 24 hours to go until Election Day, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin endorsed Mitt Romney.
After remaining silent for months, Palin made her case for the GOP ticket in a Facebook posting, arguing that Romney "deserves a chance to lead."
But the bulk of Palin's argument had to do with President Obama, not Romney.
In the Facebook posting she posed a series of questions concerning the future of America, Palin said that Romney and running mate Paul Ryan offer a "credible alternative" to the policies of Obama.
"President Obama had his chance," she said. "He's failed, and we can't afford to go backwards."
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In contrast, her former running mate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has been a tireless advocate for Romney.
Palin's support has been more tepid. While shying away from officially using the word "endorse," Palin has made it known that she stands with her party. According to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, Palin's political action committee donated $5,000 to the Romney campaign on Oct. 31. But she did not support Romney in the Republican primary. Instead, she voted for former the Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
Before signing off on her Facebook note "with an Alaskan heart," Palin encouraged Americans to cast their ballots for Romney and the "commonsense conservatives" running for local offices. Nearly 46,000 people have "liked" Palin's endorsement.
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