Todd Palin endorsed Newt Gingrich for president today, according to ABC News.
The endorsement is likely to give boost Gingrich in South Carolina, the state Gingrich must win to have a chance to win the nomination.
After Palin’s favorable words, other conservative leaders began to praise Santorum. Palin’s words caused many to give Santorum a first or second look, and Santorum cited Palin’s kind words about him during the final weeks leading up to the Iowa caucus.
If Gingrich experiences a similar bump in South Carolina, it will signal the considerable amount of power Palin still has among Republicans and conservatives.