Skip to comments.Why Gingrich Should Stay in the GOP race all the way to Tampa Convention
Posted on 03/25/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT by mitchell001
Newt Gingrich is so valuable to the American Conservative movement in America. This is why Newt should stay in the race all the way to the convention in August. Everyday, Newt clearly expresses conservative policy, positions, plans and Obama rebuttals. Newt pushes and explains doable plans for energy, Social Security, Iran etc every week, where Santorum and Romney are talking pious generalities. Let's face it. The other thing that Newt is doing with his substantive speeches and TV radio appearances is he is showing the world that he is solid presidential material. So if Mitt or Rick continue to screw up and neither gets enough delegates for the convention on the first ballot, Newt stands a very excellent chance of being selected. As Romney and Santorum's presidential appearance diminishes, Newt's viability at the convention increases.
The fact that Santorum is the front-runner among the anti-Romney’s shows a fundamental flaw in the conservative community. Huckabee in 2008; Santorum in 2012. It shows how far up our collective ass our collective heads are.
And I say that as someone who feels duty-bound to vote for Santorum when this circus gets to NJ.
Newt is by far the better candidate but the Fundamental Flaw in the Conservative Community prevented Newt from being where Santorum is now: in position as the only viable rival to Romney.
In the words of Winston Smith and Julia, “we are the dead”.
The proportional delegate formula mostly ends now. There will be no delegates gained for running second or third in primaries.
Should Etch continue to win traditional blue states, he will get to his 1144.
I would hope both of our Conservative hopefuls would now form a powerful partnership, as that could be the way to stop Etch.
Weeks ago Newt offered just such a plan. Rick said no. Maybe he'll come around. Rick isn't going to win on his own. He may eventually realize it.
So stay in Newt—your numbers are dropping so much so fast hopefully it won't matter anyway--cuz we really don't want Mitt Romney.
Palin never “officially” endorsed Newt. She hasn’t said much about him lately. She is wise to not tie herself officially to a sure loser.
She has a future, he does not.
If Newt were to drop out now he would not be responsible for the mendacious Mass Gov getting the nomination which will result in Obama winning in November.
Let’s direct our rhetoric at Romney.
Not our own.
Knock Romney out of a first round win in the convention.
If he manages to win despite that, then he won fair and square, but let’s stop fighting with each other please, until then.
Gingrich isn’t the problem.
Santorum isn’t the problem.
Mitt Romney is the problem.
Don’t recall where I saw it, but there was an article out there that said Newt had approached Rick to team up to defeat Romney. Rick refused because he’s in it for Rick. Newt wants to win, but is more concerned for the Nation. When he backed out of Wisconsin, he didn’t speak it plainly 9would have been nuts to) but he alluded that his supporters in the State should consider voting for Rick in order to hurt Mitt. Newt knows the real enemies and focuses on them far more than Rick.
And there is also a 3rd party option for those of us who have been kicked under the bus. The Tea Party is much bigger than just a few fringe conservative malcontents. It has conservative Democrats, Moderates, independents and all combined. That's a pretty good start......
would someone please tell me why Newt doesn’t start talking about the American media’s non-reporting of the obama forged birth certificate, and his multiple SSN’s? It’s being reported around the world, even by pravda!.....if Mister NOOT wants a jump start, there it is.....This would force Rush and the boy’s to start talking about it, and the lame stream media would then have to say something. It needs to be done before summer!
I’m surprised nobody has commented on or asked about what you regard as the Fundamental Flaw in the conservative movement. Perhaps it is obvious to everyone, so there is no need for comment.
By the way, looks like Santorum had his 2+2 = 5 moment. Santorum was on CBS Face The Nation a few minutes ago, and when asked about George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin incident, he accused Zimmerman of “pursuing” and committing a “heinous” act and all but denounced the Gingrich critique of how Obama is playing the incident.
I think Newt needs to stay in. He really is the best “balanced” choice of the conservatives and what he says is important and needed. However, realistically he cannot win it now....but he has an important role. I wished that he and Santorum would team up and start running as a Santorum/Gingrich ticket - and let everyone know. I think they compliment each other on strengths and weaknesses.
Santorum/Gingrich 2012! (although I agree that reversing it would be better)
“The fact that Santorum is the front-runner among the anti-Romneys shows a fundamental flaw in the conservative community.”
IF you mean by “fundamental flaw” the social/moral conservatives...you are wrong. They aren’t a flaw, they are the true base of the GOP since Reagan. Without social/moral conservatives you DON’T have a GOP....it would become a minor party.
I’d like to add that describing Santorum supporters as social conservatives, who are interested more in abortion and freedom of religion is over simplifying. A big part of the reason that voters are supporting Santorum is because they thing that he is the only candidate who can get the job done, get rid of Obamacare, by pulling it out by the roots.
- Gingrich is a candidate whose depth of study of the Constitution's essential foundations prepares him for focusing voter attention on core principles;
- Gingrich possesses an ability to contrast those ideas with so-called "progressive" ideas;
- Gingrich has the requisite quickness of mind to unmask the "emperor's" benevolent smile, and reveal the tyranny which hides behind promises for "goodies" which are purchased at great price by hard-working Americans who, in turn, are enslaved to government, just as are the recipients of the "goodies."
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." - C. S. Lewis
All who doubt the wisdom of Lewis might watch the video of the President's recent remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. There, Obama arrogantly misappropriated Jesus's spiritual challenge to individuals, claiming those words as validating and authorizing abusive use of coercive power by himself and his cronies to "take" from some in order to buy votes and accumulate more power to themselves--all in the name of "helping" the beneficiaries of such unconstitutional "takings."
Hear Samuel Adams:
"Is it now high time for the people of this country to explicitly declare whether they will be free men or slaves. It is an important question which ought to be decided. It concerns more than anything in this life. The salvation of our souls is interested in this event. For wherever tyranny is established, immorality of every kind comes in like a torrent, it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. - Samuel Adams
If Romney is the forced candidate, and if liberty is to be rescued from the jaws of the "progressive tyranny" which is now being inflicted upon Americans in the name of "taking care" of them, then someone who is articulate and quick minded must either stay in the race, or emerge, who can and will prepare the minds of voters prior to November. That person seems to be Gingrich at this point.
Romney does not connect, because ordinary common-sense Americans do not hear a man who has spent time studying and absorbing the ideas of Jefferson, and they're too smart to fall for another McCain. The very fact that Romney was delighted with McCain's endorsement speaks for itself.
Newt is always very craftily on both sides of an issue. He will come down on the side he believes benefits him the most.
That is what wise people know about Newt. And that is why they do not trust him.
You can find it here I’m sure.
Newt wanted Rick to “take” some states and Newt to “take” some states in order to keep Milt from the win. Rick would not agree though.
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