Sarah Palin posts last-minute partial Romney endorsement

After remaining relatively silent during the U.S. presidential election campaign, former vice-presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin is urging voters to choose Mitt Romney.

In a post on her Facebook page, Palin lists off 11 paragraphs of all the reasons voters should not re-elect President Barack Obama for a second term.

Then, eventually, she writes: “Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have offered a credible alternative to Barack Obama’s failed policies… Governor Romney deserves a chance to lead. President Obama had his chance. He’s failed, and we can’t afford to go backwards.”

Palin hasn’t shown much public support for Romney during this campaign, even as former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has travelled the country, drumming up support for Romney.

She did, however, say that she would vote for Newt Gingrich during the Republican primaries.