Skip to comments.It's Time For Gingrich To Drop Out of Race For GOP Nomination [Editorial]
Posted on 03/18/2012 9:05:17 PM PDT by Steelfish
Sunday, March 18, 2012
It's Time For Gingrich To Drop Out of Race For GOP Nomination
The time has come for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to drop out the Republican presidential race and allow Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum to battle it out for the GOP nomination.
After an up-and-down campaign, Gingrich based his chances primarily on a Southern strategy. That worked, with wins in South Carolina and Georgia. Then Gingrich set his sights on Alabama and Mississippi, where voters make their decisions on Tuesday.
Gingrich had been first or second in those two states in pre-election polls. He earlier vowed he needed wins in the two states to have a chance, although he backed off on that claim during the weekend.
When the votes were counted Tuesday night, Santorum -- who was ranked third in the polls in both states -- won both Mississippi and Alabama. Gingrich was second. Romney was third.
(Excerpt) Read more at times-herald.com ...
>> This is now close to sabotage.
Get over yourself.
At this point Gingrich will not be remembered as a great scholar and the author of Contract With America.
He will be remembered as the spoiler who gave Romney the nomination.
And Santorum will be remembered as the stalking horse for Mitt Romney
Marco Rubio does not agree with this worthless opine
I could not have said it better. Chants of “Go Newt” means Romney wins by sneaking through the breach caused by a split in the anti-conservative vote and he wins major contests by a squeaker!!! I call it Gingrichian sabotage.
No, it seems the Newt supporters need to get over themselves in their selfish ambition of supporting Newt when we have had opportunity to win against Romney.
Rubio wants to Romney’s VP and so he wants Gingrich to stay in the race and help Romney win.
>> Chants of Go Newt means Romney wins by sneaking through the breach caused by a split in the anti-conservative vote
The Times Herald is written in Coweta County. 54% of Republican primary voters in Coweta County voted for Gingrich.
Mitt. Its time you quit!
Your credibility isnt worth spit.
RINOs, the Establishment, and Democrats all agree,
But in the General Election, to Obama theyll flee.
Against Obama, liberals and moderates know youll lose.
But conservatives, Romney theyll never choose.
Mitt, our loyalty you cant buy.
Back to Massachusetts, youd better fly.
Just like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and John McCain,
Nominee Willard Mitt Romney will result in the same.
As a Governor, your record isnt that great.
Out of 50 states, your popularity was number 48.
Your experience, the Establishment types tout.
Defending federal bailouts and FDIC loan forgiveness will find you out.
Democrats and RINOs cower from their liberal wives,
Supporting Romney with nothing but lies.
In 1994 Ted Kennedy showed Willard to be a great bane,
With Mitts Bain, and Bain Capital, Obama will do the same.
Damon Corp, with Romney paid $119 million in a fine.
Yet Willard says, for his leadership, its time.
He claims jobs he can create and taxes he can lower,
47th out of 50 in growth he rates. Can it get any slower?
$740.5 million dollars a year, fees and taxes under Mitt increased.
Will the half-truths and lies from Romney ever cease?
For Liberty and Freedom, we dont need Flakes,
But Romney says Healthcare responsibilities belong to the States.
Conservatives stand for Self-responsibility, Self-accountability, and Self-reliance.
But against these things, Willards actions scream in defiance.
Establishment Republicans thinks Romney can help take back the Senate,
But they know that for President, Mitt can NOT win it.
Like everything the Establishment Republicans try to do,
It leads to failure, and we get the bill, as well as the screw.
In their corruption, little change do they seek,
They dont want our Freedom to peak.
Their craving for power has pushed their bravery,
To ignore our Constitution, and sell us into economical slavery.
So Willard, dont lecture us on the need for patience and compromise.
Romney, be selfless. Conservatism is on the rise.
Choosing the lesser of two evils, isnt what we desire.
You let them rewrite the language. Wheres your fire?
Romney, they accuse us falsely, and you do little.
Wheres your response, or can you only twiddle?
Mitt, you dont have what it takes to lead.
So with you I plead.
Do you really want to go from Obama-care to Romney-care?
With you, this nation will pull out its hair!
Go somewhere and quietly think and sit.
Know your own limitations! Mitt. Its time you quit!
Bad English in #1 and other posts is rather unpersuasive.
What is “get’s”?
>> in their selfish ambition of supporting Newt
The recurring theme of moral elitism that plagues Santorum’s campaign will not win the White House.
I disagree with the idea that Newt should drop out. As long as both Newt and Rick stay in, then Romney gets less votes and we are more likely to have a brokered convention.
Okay, how about an ACTUAL EXAMPLE of how Newt’s appearance in the race HELPS Romney.
Let’s look at Arkansas.
Not counting the Superdelegates, Arkansas has 33 delegates available. 3 delegates for each of the 4 Congressional Districts are allocated to the winner of that CD. Of the 21 Statewide at-large delegates, everybody who gets over 15% gets at least one delegate, but if someone gets over 50%, they win all 20 delegates.
In a 2 man race between Santorum and Romney, Santorum would easily win 32 of the 33 delegates for 32-1 split.
However, if Newt stays in the race, it’s highly unlikely that Santorum would top 50%. In a 3-man race one of two scenarios happens:
(1) Newt finishes 2nd each of the 4 CD’s. If that’s the case, it would be an 8-4 split between Santorum and Gingrich. However, the statewide vote would be something along the lines of Santorum 40%, Gingrich 30%, and Romney 30%. In this scenario, of the 21 statewide delegates, Santorum would get 8, Gingrich 7, and Romney 6. So while Gingrich gets delegates, Romney gets 5 more than if the race was just between he and Santorum.
(2) Worse yet is if Newt stays in and keeps Santorum under 50%, but is unable to finish at least 2nd in each of the 4 CD’s. If this happens, then Romney can pick up to an additional 4 delegates by finishing 2nd in the 4 CD’s.
This is just one example, but can be repeated across the sates (KY, WV, NC, etc) that Romney would normally not do as well in. If this happens, he’ll get to 1,144 before the convention.
Yep its sabotaging the GOPe’s plan to shove Romney down the conservatives throats..
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