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Game NOT Over Conservatives Still Have a Choice and a Chance
The Red Side of Life Conservative Musings from New York ^ | 4/12/12 | RedInNewYork

Posted on 04/12/2012 12:01:25 PM PDT by jmstein7

When Rick Santorum announced that he was suspending his campaign, Drudge gleefully put up a banner headline “game over!” That’s a crock. Romney can still be beaten – and by beaten, I mean denied the delegates necessary to clinch the nod. But it will take work – a lot of it. Are you willing to do what it takes?


First, I must urge Santorum supporters to get behind Newt now. This should not be much of a leap – especially for social conservatives. The alternative, Romney, does not espouse conservative social values – and that goes without saying. The choice is clear.

On January 19, 2012, Jim Robinson of Free Republic, the home of true conservatives and conservatism, officially endorsed Newt. Jim stated, in part, as follows:

Newt is a pro-life Reagan Revolution conservative who led the Republican Revolution of the 90’s, taking the majority away from the democrats who had held it for 40 years. And as Speaker, cut the taxes, cut the government, cut the spending, cut the deficit, cut regulations, cut unemployment, brought the federal budget under control for four years running. And unlike Romney, actually blocked a socialist healthcare system from becoming law. And created a pro-growth, pro-free market, pro-jobs environment and extended the Reagan economy throughout the 90’s!! Newt is the ideal candidate to lead the Tea Party Revolution!!

Jim has been fighting the good fight for a long time, and his opinion is one of the few still worth its weight in gold – conservative gold.

Newt has two major (main) obstacles – 1) an intentional media blackout aimed at keeping him out of the public light (visibility)), and 2) he is short on funds.Yes, yes, I know there are others, but these are the biggies.

The second obstacle can be overcome with our help – simply put your money where your conservatism is and donate to Newt.org until it hurts – I guarantee it will hurt a lot less than having to hold your nose and vote for Romney in November (at least for those of you who are rational and will move heaven and earth to vote Obama out of office).

This will also help Newt overcome the media blackout, because it will give him the means to go “over the heads” of the media, as Reagan used to say. Of course, you can also volunteer at Newt.org and make calls for him, etc.

Second, you can use social media – Twitter, facebook, etc. to get the word out. Blog if you want – anything to keep Newt out there and above the blackout curtain.

If you have friends who are not currently Newt supporters – i.e., they supported Santorum, Perry, Cain, etc. and have not committed to Newt – contact them and bring them in the fold – especially if they live in States that have not voted yet. It is critical to turn these good folks into Newt voters.

Make sure you get out and vote for Newt if YOU live in a state that hasn’t voted yet – and make sure your friends, family, etc. do the same.

This is not over – unless we roll over.


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To: jmstein7
Why should social conservatives support Gingrich? Right her on FR Gingrich supporters bashed Santorum because he was an evil pro-lifer, unlike their guy.
21 posted on 04/12/2012 1:00:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: jmstein7

I’m NOT voting for Romney. Let me make that clear.

But people need to wake up and accept that he is going to be the nominee.

The only thing that can stop him now is a dead girl or a live boy.

Barring that, I’m moving on to helping elect more conservatives to local offices and Congress. THAT is how we will win back the country. POTUS isn’t the only game in town.

If a groundswell of conservatives and independents throw Obama out on his ass and Romney benefits, so be it. We’ll primary him in four years.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 1:03:50 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: USS Alaska

Never apologize for having a brain!! ;)


23 posted on 04/12/2012 1:04:17 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: bopdowah

Bravo! Well said.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 1:06:17 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: jmstein7
This is not over – unless we roll over.

That would make a good tagline.

25 posted on 04/12/2012 1:09:04 PM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: Retired Greyhound; All

POTUS controls foreign policy, executive agencies and their heads, the veto, executive orders, judicial nominations. Congress is not enough. Obama must lose. Must.

As long as there is a not-Mitt on the ballot, people have a choice. It’s the media and GOPe who want us to hurry up and roll over.

I refuse.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 1:22:17 PM PDT by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

So when does Santorum come out and indicate that he is aligning with Mitt, so that we can have “unity” or whatever?

I certainly DON’T expect him to support Newt. This “suspending” of the campaign stinks.

Maybe Santorum will be on the ticket with Mitt.


27 posted on 04/12/2012 1:25:37 PM PDT by Empire_of_Liberty
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To: jmstein7

I admire your spirit. You have the right attitude.

However, don’t spend all of your resources trying to boost Newt. It’s futile.

Help conservatives win your local races. Send conservatives to the House.


28 posted on 04/12/2012 1:28:59 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: jmstein7

I keep wondering what would happen if the folks in Pennsylvainia decided to ignore Santorum’s decision to suspend his campaign and choose to vote for Rick and his delegates and carried PA ?


29 posted on 04/12/2012 1:56:12 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: nickcarraway
I don't remember ever seeing a Newt supporter bash Santorum for being pro-life. Newt is pro-life so your statement makes no sense.I was mildly critical of Santorum because at times he seemed to be positioning himself to be the GOP Joe Biden - a gaffe machine in front of the press! Also his policy proposals outside of social conservative issues were conservative but superficial.
30 posted on 04/12/2012 1:57:08 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Williams

Have you heard him say that he’s quit? Nope.


31 posted on 04/12/2012 2:10:51 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: SaxxonWoods; All

I voted Newt, but I think he’s done. Prove me wrong, I’ll be glad to be wrong on this one.
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http://www.newt.org/

We all need to prove the MSM and the Republican elites are wrong.

Please donate time, money or just spread the word that Newt is not done. It will be a long but good fight because we are going against the MSM and the Republican elites.


32 posted on 04/12/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Williams

The game isn’t over until Tampa—many things can happen until then. We must not give up hope—BUT the Conservative Movement must be ready for “Plan B” what to do if Mittens is shoved down our throats. Suggest we focus on House and Senate and the state houses—Win them not for Mittens and the GOP but for the Tea Party and Americans who love the Constitution. We will be forced to vote Mitt because even he—even if you think he’s Obama Light—is BETTER than the ONE we have in the White House Now. We know he has a business record—we know he plays ball with the Democrats SO if we give him a majority of conservatives in the two houses—he will play ball with them and not have to compromise—its a thread of hope for us!


33 posted on 04/12/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: nickcarraway

bullshit.


34 posted on 04/12/2012 9:30:27 PM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Jim Robinson
"I’m a born-again hard, pro-god, pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty, pro-constitution, pro-limited government, pro-defense, pro-borders, pro-gun, pro-drill, pro-economic freedom, pro-traditional America, pro-DECLARATION (and all of its underlying principles and ramifications), stick it to the GOP establishment elite, stick it to the Marxist/socialists, REBELLIOUS conservative!!"

Where you born in Buffalo?

Because you sound a long lost separated at birth twin brother I didn't know I had!

35 posted on 04/12/2012 9:47:14 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“We will be forced to vote Mitt ...”

BULLCRAP.

We are not forced to vote for anybody.

And there is no way in hell he gets my vote.

So the Republicans better get it together and put up the right candidate. Like you said, the game isn’t over until Tampa.


36 posted on 04/12/2012 9:54:05 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym

I agree with you 100%.


37 posted on 04/13/2012 3:19:27 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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