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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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1 posted on 04/12/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7

I’m ahead of the curve. After Sarah, I went for Newt. It was only logical, but a huge disappointment. Now Santorum people have to get over this disappointment and get smart.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 12:04:46 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: ReneeLynn

I’m very confused because Newt doesn’t seem to be running any longer.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 12:09:26 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: jmstein7

I was happy to vote for Newt when MA had its primary. Didn’t mean much then, but for those who have upcoming primaries, it means a lot.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 12:10:02 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Williams; All

It just seems that way because the media is refusing to cover him.


5 posted on 04/12/2012 12:10:37 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

s I recall, a few months ago, Gingrich gave a masterful debate performance. Got a standing ovation, and gave the press a beat-down. At the next debate, Gingrich got TWO standing ovations and humiliated the stupid journalist “moderating” the debate on Obama’s behalf.

It was at that point that the media decided it was a two man race: Santorum and Romney. They basically cut off coverage of Gingrich entirely — because he was popular and effective.

Now the media wants people to think that Romney is the only guy in the race.


6 posted on 04/12/2012 12:13:03 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: jmstein7

With Santorum out, where can Newt win?

Connecticut 28
Delaware 17
New York 95
Rhode Island 19
Oregon 28
California 172
New Jersey 50
New Mexico 23
Montana 26
Utah 40

(Gingrich has to win 18 from the above list, hope no other independent GOP-e delegates switch, then sweep all of the following (or make up the difference out of the above):)

Pennsylvania 72
Indiana 46
North Carolina 55
West Virginia 41
Arkansas 36
Kentucky 45
Texas 155
South Dakota 28
Nebraska 35

I suppose it is not impossible.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 12:24:21 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Jim Robinson

Thanks for the ammo (quote, endorsement) for this article. We must persist - we must stop Romney! We still have a choice.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 12:25:26 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

A-freakin-men. Great post; and the most sense I’ve seen around here lately as well.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 12:32:14 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

:-)


10 posted on 04/12/2012 12:35:34 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

If these conservatives ditch Newt for Santorum, what make anyone now believe they will now go for Newt. I have little faith in these individuals that did not realize that Santorum would never have gone the whole way. He was in over his head. The only real Constitutional conservative is Newt. Obvious! Just points out that most voters are incapable of rational thought.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: jmstein7

I’m still absolutely convinced that Newt Gingrich is the junkyard dog we need to rip Obama a new one and send him slinking back to his Chicago doghouse with his tail between his legs. Newt has plenty of DC experience as Speaker, executive ability from his many enterprises, and a silver tongue that’s razor sharp! He’s fast on his feet, delivers it straight up with no hemming and hawing, and is often witty. His work with American Solutions was very impressive and as we’ve seen recently, Newt is able to put into words what the vast majority of Americans really believe. His fevered brain also has plenty of ideas for making government work better for taxpayers. Is Newt pure as the driven snow? No - none of the presidential candidates are in line for sainthood. Whatever Newt’s “baggage”, it pales next to Obama’s habitual lying and outright corruption - and unlike Obama, Newt is 100% American! Newt is like Larry the Cable Guy: send him to DC and he’ll “Get ‘er done” for all of us. Newt has “Been there, done that! Junkyard dogs are not show dogs, but they’ll save your bacon!

I am damn mad at what Obama and his fawning bootlickers have stolen from us - you should be too - and I want someone to represent me! Newt Gingrich is that man! Sic ‘im, Newt!


12 posted on 04/12/2012 12:36:48 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: jmstein7

I can’t wait for the Texas primary to finally get here, so that I can cast my first vote as a Texan for Newt.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 12:37:32 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: jmstein7

Here’s the deal: If you really like Newt and think he’s the one to go to bat for you, you need to send him some cold hard cash TODAY. $25 for a chance to secure our Republic is a good investment I think.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 12:40:07 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: jmstein7

I’m all in for Newt. I hope Santorum does the same and backs him 100% ... and very vocally. The conservative vote should no longer be split now that one of them has backed out.

Go, Newt, go!


15 posted on 04/12/2012 12:42:26 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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16 posted on 04/12/2012 12:51:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: jmstein7

Thank you very much, but I’m no longer a “rational” conservative who will bend over for the RINO “R” and let them screw me again. 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!!

I will not vote for the abortionist, homosexualist, gun-grabbing, socialized healthcare pushing, global warming pushing, constitution trampling, big government, anti-liberty Keynesian, compulsive liar, Mitt Romney under any circumstances whatsoever!! He is exactly what we the tea party have been fighting against these last several years.

And they can quote me on the above.

Damn the RINOS, full steam ahead!!

Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God!!

We are the resistance!!

We will defend our God given Liberty tooth and nail from all wannabe usurpers and tyrants, so help me GOD!!


17 posted on 04/12/2012 12:51:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: jmstein7
I've been a Newtster for quite a while and will vote for him in the PA primary.

If mittens gets 1144 and is the pubbie nominee, I'll be self banning from FR because I'm not going to sit back and watch obama get a second term and not vote for the pubbie candidate {no matter who it is}.

18 posted on 04/12/2012 12:52:40 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: jmstein7
This Santorum supporter will vote for Newt.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 12:57:38 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: jmstein7

My primary has passed. Those voters who still can should vote for their favored candidate. That’s the way it works. This thing will shake out fast now. Newt has only won two states, one of them his home state of Georgia.

If Newt doesn’t win decisively in the upcoming primary voting, the little money coming in will dry up.

I voted Newt, but I think he’s done. Prove me wrong, I’ll be glad to be wrong on this one.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 12:59:03 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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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.
____________________________________________________________

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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