Sarah Palin to Endorse Newt?

Tonight on Sean Hannity's Fox News program, Sarah Palin said this about the upcoming primary in South Carolina:

"If I had to vote in order to keep it going, I would vote for Newt."

She did not formally endorse the former speaker, like her husband Todd, but this is still a big deal. Sarah Palin is still one of the most influential conservative public figures in America, and perhaps this can give Newt a much-needed boost heading into SC.

I have a feeling Newt is not finished, even if he does not finish first in South Carolina. He is waiting for Perry and Santorum to drop out so he can consolidate the conservative/anti-Romney vote. If that happens, he has a decent chance.