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Gingrich endorses Meg Whitman for governor
The San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/25/2010 | Ken McLaughlin

Posted on 05/25/2010 12:13:13 PM PDT by speciallybland

When Carly Fiorina launched her campaign for U.S. Senate late last year, she wanted little to do with Sarah Palin. "I've never met her," Fiorina replied when asked about the former Alaska governor's leadership skills. "Next question."

And Meg Whitman, the front-running GOP candidate for California governor, probably wasn't planning to ask Dick Cheney or Newt Gingrich to endorse her when she launched her ubiquitous ad campaign last fall.

But as the races for governor and senator go down to the wire before the June 8 primary, big name Republicans are jumping into the fray with endorsements — 11th-hour nods that may offer big boosts now but carry serious risks in the fall, when the primary winners face the general electorate in a solidly blue state.

Palin endorsed Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, on May 6. Former Vice President Cheney endorsed Whitman 10 days later. And former House Speaker Gingrich endorses the eBay billionaire in an op-ed piece in the Mercury News today, calling her "a transformational leader for California."

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010; ca2010; california; carlyfiorina; chuckdevore; devore; ebay; elections; gingrich; gingrich4romney; megwhitman; newtgingrich; palinforfiorina; palinfreeperping; rinogingrich; rinos; rinos4romney; sarahpalin; senate; whitman

1 posted on 05/25/2010 12:13:13 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Snewt is full of it.


2 posted on 05/25/2010 12:14:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: speciallybland

"There's always more room on the couch for a big Van Jones fan!"

3 posted on 05/25/2010 12:18:32 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: speciallybland

He would. Another RINO.


4 posted on 05/25/2010 12:20:18 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: speciallybland

He has a heck of a nerve endorsing anybody following the Dede Scozzafava debacle.


5 posted on 05/25/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (My respect and admiration for Cmdr. McCain are inversely proportion to my opinion of Sen. McCain.)
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To: speciallybland

Slim pickins.

Poizner sucks too.


6 posted on 05/25/2010 12:22:29 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: DoughtyOne
Snewt is full of it.Dims are not the only tone-deaf doofuses out there.

Newt... you know, many of us are equally disgusted with business-as-usual Rs as we are of Ds. Both had to contribute to the mess that ultimately landed of us.

Meg, clearly part of the criminal establishment, doesn't stand a chance with me.
Newt does need to get a clue.

7 posted on 05/25/2010 12:23:35 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

He has a heck of a nerve endorsing anybody following the Dede Scozzafava debacle.

And now he is out there peddling his new book on conservativfe radio and NONE of the hosts are asking him that exact question.


8 posted on 05/25/2010 12:23:54 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (I ROCK, Guitar Hero said so........)
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To: speciallybland

He’s obviously endorsing her because he sees her as CA’s next governor, and he has ambitions to run for the White House in 2012. This gives him an “in” with the CA governor and whatever logistical help that can provide him in a primary election run. Personal ambition over country.


9 posted on 05/25/2010 12:25:11 PM PDT by Azzurri
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To: speciallybland

So which will be the kiss-of-death for her; Gingrich’s endorsement or the ads she’s been running with Mitt “Trust me I’m a doctor” Romney?


10 posted on 05/25/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: speciallybland
Who?


11 posted on 05/25/2010 12:27:32 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: speciallybland

Newt’s best chance with the base is to stick to books and keep his trap shut.

Great title to his new book. Too bad every time he opens his yap the title changes to “Going RINO.”


12 posted on 05/25/2010 12:29:43 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: Publius6961

Couldn’t agree more. Thanks for the response.


13 posted on 05/25/2010 12:31:04 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: speciallybland

Tough break for Whitman. Does that mean Pelosi is endorsing.


14 posted on 05/25/2010 12:32:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Azzurri

I’m not necessarily disagreeing with you, but I do think Newt would be revealing himself to be a first class idiot if he were thinking along these lines.

Since President Reagan, I don’t remember any Republican Presidential Contender spending more than a few hours in California, campaigning for victory.

Each Republican contender flies into the state, makes a couple of cameo appearances, then attends a $20 to $25k per plate dinner, and escapes before they’re caught absconding with our funds to spend in 49 other states.

So what good is Whitman going to do Newt? He won’t be coming to California for more than a few hours. He won’t even be trying to win the state. He could have gone to dinner and not have had to buy her a meal.

Newt, put that brain of yours back in your pocket, and try not to sit on it again.


15 posted on 05/25/2010 12:40:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (J. D. Hayworth, the next Senator, the Great State of Arizona - Sen. Poopdeck, Panama is calling...)
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To: speciallybland

There really isn’t much to choose from for governor. Whitman versus Poizner? I’ll go GOP in the general election but in the meantime, what? I can do lesser of evil, or in this case lesser of lame, but I can’t figure out which is the less lame.

I’m leaning toward writing in my own name on this one.


16 posted on 05/25/2010 12:45:23 PM PDT by marron
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To: speciallybland

I agree there is not much to chose from in the Ca. Governors race. I have already filled out my mail in ballot and chose Meg. I also voted for Devore in the Senate race.


17 posted on 05/25/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: marron

RE: “There really isn’t much to choose from for governor. Whitman versus Poizner? I’ll go GOP in the general election but in the meantime, what? I can do lesser of evil, or in this case lesser of lame, but I can’t figure out which is the less lame.

I’m leaning toward writing in my own name on this one.”

**************

What’s your name? I’ll write it in as well!
But seriously, agree there is NOTHING good to choose from on this ballot.

And even if there were, and of course I will hold my nose and vote GOP in Nov., it would not matter. The leftists who totally domninate this state will not hear of another “Republican” at the helm. I know, I know, Ahhnold wasn’t much of a Republican, but there is no way that another “R” will win this November’s election.


18 posted on 05/25/2010 1:01:21 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: speciallybland

I’m surprised Newt didn’t endorse the damned DEMOCRAT!!


19 posted on 05/25/2010 1:02:53 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: CondoleezzaProtege
CHENEY endorsed WHITMAN??????

Are ALL politicians simply in awe of and swayed by her lousy billions, acquired NOT by dint of hard work, but the luck of the Goldman Sachs IPO of Ebay?

20 posted on 05/25/2010 1:13:30 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: speciallybland

First I get Dick Cheney robocalls begging me to vote for her, now Newt. Sigh.


21 posted on 05/25/2010 1:14:07 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Jim Robinson
Do you, perchance, have any idea why Dick Cheney endorsed Meg Whitman?

Thanks.

22 posted on 05/25/2010 1:16:29 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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Newt sold the Global Warming scam, among other things, that is all you need to know.

Anyone that believes man made global warming should be disqualified on either being a con man or just plain stupid.


23 posted on 05/25/2010 1:24:18 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: hennie pennie

Once you get into social issues, Cheney gets real squishy real fast.


24 posted on 05/25/2010 1:24:48 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221
Cheney is not a social conservative. He is also not a fiscal conservative. Where does that leave him? Maybe a neocon who is against tax increases.
25 posted on 05/25/2010 1:43:00 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: speciallybland

That should be the kiss of death.....


26 posted on 05/25/2010 2:01:49 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: speciallybland

finger, meet tonsils..


27 posted on 05/25/2010 2:14:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Snewt always has been "full of it." I always end up wondering how such an intelligent man, who is good at political analysis can go so wrong, and By Jove! I finally nailed it.

Newt fails at people skills:

***He could not, by his own statement, resist Bill Clintons "charm."

***He could not resist getting involved with a woman while still married to another, twice (at least).

***He really did not agree with Rush and Hannity that Obama is a Marxist/socialist before the election.

***He really thinks he can overcome all these things and be voted in, because he doesn't know how many perceive him.

***Last, like many Repubs, Newtie has not realized what a strangle hold the community organizers have on close election fraud.

vaudine

28 posted on 05/25/2010 2:25:12 PM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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