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Newt Gingrich tells Georgia Republicans he’ll be a candidate in ‘12
AJC ^ | Friday January 21, 2011

Posted on 01/21/2011 2:31:58 PM PST by Bigtigermike

In the last 24 hours, former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich has touched base with several prominent Republicans in his former home state, telling them that he intends to make a run for president in 2012 using Georgia as his base – and that he already has his eye on office space in Buckhead for a campaign headquarters.

Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich

Gingrich met on Thursday with Nathan Deal, whom Gingrich endorsed during a critical phase of last year’s Republican primary for governor.

House Speaker David Ralston introduced Gingrich Thursday night at a downtown Atlanta affair hosted by the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce.

The visits and conversations – some face-to-face, others on the phone — appear to be an attempt by Gingrich to revive his old campaign network and lock down as much support as possible in a state won by Republican Mike Huckabee in the 2008 presidential primary.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.ajc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; deal; democrats; gingrich; nathandeal; newt; palin; sarahpalin
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Newt is in - with his amnesty call he will categorize with the Establishment/RINO side

Guliani might be in - he supposedly told Piers Morgan for a taped Monday's show that he will run as a "moderate" against Palin and will focus on Iowa & New Hampshire

Mitt is in - Guliani / Newt might hurt Mitts chances further by splitting the establishment vote

Cain is in

Pawlenty is in

Thune is looking into it

Huck doesn't appear to be in - rumors of his wife wanting to enjoy retirement from running for higher office but he might jump in late

1 posted on 01/21/2011 2:32:03 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I think Newt is a smart guy, but I can’t think of a situation where he would get my vote. I still see him sitting next to Pelosi on that bench (or whatever it was).


2 posted on 01/21/2011 2:34:58 PM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is excellent news. We want as many RINOs as possible running to split the RINO vote.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 2:36:34 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Bigtigermike

4 posted on 01/21/2011 2:36:40 PM PST by paulycy (Liberals suck all the joy out of America. Make them stop.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Woo-Hoo!
Callista gave her consent...LOL.


5 posted on 01/21/2011 2:36:53 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: everyone
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Trolling for New Monthly Donors


6 posted on 01/21/2011 2:37:40 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt, leader of the Jerk Party.


7 posted on 01/21/2011 2:37:54 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Not if I can help it.
8 posted on 01/21/2011 2:38:12 PM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Bigtigermike

telling them that he intends to make a run for president in 2012


For what party ?


9 posted on 01/21/2011 2:39:32 PM PST by maine yankee
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To: Bigtigermike

Let’s not forget that the NEW republican Donald Trump (leftist democrat saying he’s a republican) may run as a republican.

1. Ruby G the cross dresser——— NO
2. Myth Romney aka Romneycare -— NO
3. DuhNewt the leftist ————— NO
4. Huckelberry fruad —————— NO

If ANY of these four win I will be staying home, it will mean our republic is DOA.

Palin/Bachman or Bachman/Palin


10 posted on 01/21/2011 2:39:36 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: Glenn

Thrill, thrill. Yawn.


11 posted on 01/21/2011 2:40:11 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Bigtigermike

Who is Cain?


12 posted on 01/21/2011 2:40:17 PM PST by Joann37
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt is a good historian and speaker, but he has too much baggage. The msm will pump up any rino in the primary and tear them apart in the general.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 2:40:20 PM PST by Linda Frances
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To: Bigtigermike
Well, this was predictable. The RINOs are lining up to be seen (by the MSM) as the 'moderate' Republican which, of course, translates to the anti-Palin Republican. Then, the media will tell the RNC which of the 'moderates' is acceptable. Translation: has no chance of beating Obama. Same old, same old. These guys can go pound sand. No more RINOs eager to lose to Obama so they can keep the good-old-boy network intact and the gravy train running. I'm a TEA party supporter and a Palin backer. Although most of the people listed have some good qualities, I have no interest in these wannabes. If I have to write-in Palin in my state Republican primary, I will. I'm not playing this tired, fruitless 'pick the best loser' game with the GOP. Our country is at stake and I want an honest-to-God conservative as my candidate, not some compromise-happy 'moderate', like John McCain. Enough!
14 posted on 01/21/2011 2:43:09 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: Linda Frances

Let’s not forget that Sean will pump him up on his show everyday and worship him to help him run. I think they have a man crush.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 2:43:24 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: plain talk
This is excellent news. We want as many RINOs as possible running to split the RINO vote.

Thats one way to look at it....

Personally, I want anybody but Romney, thats first and foremost...

I also have a feeling that Palin may not run, so I would like insurance.....

16 posted on 01/21/2011 2:44:43 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Bigtigermike

17 posted on 01/21/2011 2:45:09 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Memo to Mitt Romney: Just go away.............)
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To: Bigtigermike

That’s nice Newt now please step to the back of the bus to exit...


18 posted on 01/21/2011 2:45:31 PM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: Bigtigermike

Idjit turned into a newt again...


19 posted on 01/21/2011 2:46:15 PM PST by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newty’s time has passed...the train left the station LOOOONG time ago..

Plus, I’ll never forgive him for sitting on the couch with Nancy Piglosi


20 posted on 01/21/2011 2:46:50 PM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: onyx

What’s a nice girl like you doing trolling over here in Never Never Land...


21 posted on 01/21/2011 2:47:21 PM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: scripter

NEWT has way too much baggage....3 marriages...and was cheatin’ on his second wife while she was in hospital...with his third wife....media will tear him up over that....I can’t stand Newt...lousy SOTH...


22 posted on 01/21/2011 2:48:12 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Bigtigermike
Freepers I gotta tell ya. I like Newt. I've read his political books. I've enjoyed his alternative historical fiction. I think he has some great ideas. I've followed his dicussions and I believe he has contributed a great deal to his country. However, the chances of his becoming the next POTUS are slim and none.

We all know that his chances are slim and none. Now we need to discuss his judgement. Since the real chances are slim and none why should he suck the $$$, talent, organization from other Conservative candidates because Newt has figured out the game of running for President?

Regards,

TS

23 posted on 01/21/2011 2:49:49 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: tubebender

Dearest Mr. Bende, thank you for your kind words. Just trying to troll for New Monthly Donors, in the effort to help abolish FReep-a-thons. I’m heading back to where I belong.


24 posted on 01/21/2011 2:50:29 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Newt endorsed Scuzzi the liberal - that says it all.


25 posted on 01/21/2011 2:50:42 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Bigtigermike
Mrs. Huck should be neither seen nor heard. Her clothes are hideous. Makes Hillary look like Versachi.
26 posted on 01/21/2011 2:51:53 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: onyx

http://online.wsj.com/article/APaf02f7d79a384ab28006a346259b3fee.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

Palin to speak to NY business group in February


28 posted on 01/21/2011 2:52:30 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt, first in! ... first out? ;^)


29 posted on 01/21/2011 2:52:57 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Bigtigermike

No thanks, Newt.
Of course he knows he can say bye bye to the Conservatives, He DOES understand that? Right?

I see every single inside the beltway type as a non starter. And Newt is as inside as it gets.


30 posted on 01/21/2011 2:56:18 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Bigtigermike

GO AWAY RINO BOY! Your talk the take and yet puke on th the walk. BYE BYE!


31 posted on 01/21/2011 2:56:19 PM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: stockpirate
Let’s not forget that the NEW republican Donald Trump (leftist democrat saying he’s a republican) may run as a republican.

He's not running, no if, ands or buts.....

He plays with the idea every few years as a publicity stunt, but he has no intention of ever running for office, at all.

He's also, not exactly a leftist or a conservative or a moderate, he a publicity seeker, who is indifferent to anything that doesn't affect his bottom line....

Sidenote: His political advisor is Roger Stone........that tells you everything.

32 posted on 01/21/2011 2:56:44 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: shield

Newts 3 marriages and cheating are career enhancers for Dhimmicrats.


33 posted on 01/21/2011 2:57:03 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Gingrich/Scozzafava ‘12.
34 posted on 01/21/2011 3:00:14 PM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah Palin.)
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To: Sonny M; stockpirate
Let’s not forget that the NEW republican Donald Trump (leftist democrat saying he’s a republican) may run as a republican.

Hollywood helps Rahm haul in $10.6M

Snip: But Emanuel’s stunning multi-million haul wasn’t limited to the bright lights of the sunset strip — it also included huge payouts from CEOs and hedge fund managers across from New York to Silicon Valley, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Donald Trump and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.

35 posted on 01/21/2011 3:03:12 PM PST by MamaDearest
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Stay home Newt and save us the embarrassment. You're going nowhere.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was having an extramarital affair even as he led the charge against President Clinton over the Monica Lewinsky affair, he acknowledged in an interview with a conservative Christian group.

“The honest answer is yes,” Gingrich, a potential 2008 Republican presidential candidate, said in an interview with Focus on the Family founder James Dobson to be aired Friday, according to a transcript provided to The Associated Press. “There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There's certainly times when I've fallen short of God's standards.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17527506/ns/politics/

36 posted on 01/21/2011 3:06:15 PM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie and keep repeating it, morons will eventually come to believe it.)
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To: hoosierham

Not if you are the Republican Nominee for President...they will chew him up and spit him out...


37 posted on 01/21/2011 3:08:09 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t see anyone on the list that represents what I’m looking for. Maybe Cain is closest but I don’t know that much about him yet.

I supported Duncan Hunter last time, until he dropped out, then Fred Thompson until he dropped out. And by the time it got to be primary day in my state the only ones left to choose from were Romney, McLame, and Huckabee. It was a serious hold-my-nose night.


38 posted on 01/21/2011 3:08:53 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: Bigtigermike

It will be fun to watch the Beltway Establishment supporters of Newt throw their money away on his D.O.A. candidacy...


39 posted on 01/21/2011 3:10:37 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Joann37

Who is Cain?

Able’s bro....


40 posted on 01/21/2011 3:11:38 PM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Bigtigermike

41 posted on 01/21/2011 3:13:44 PM PST by bigbob
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To: stockpirate

your lips to Gods ear


42 posted on 01/21/2011 3:14:01 PM PST by q_an_a (a)
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To: Joann37

“Who is Cain?”

I suggest you do a search. He’s pretty cool. A Black, Conservative, Tea Party Republican. I find him quite interesting. He’ll drive a lot of people Krazy!


43 posted on 01/21/2011 3:16:27 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Newt. Mitt. Sarah. Huck. Looks like Obama cruises to a 2nd term. Is this all we have? Pathetic.


44 posted on 01/21/2011 3:17:04 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: The Shrew

Newt will suck votes away from Mitt which is good at least-


45 posted on 01/21/2011 3:17:56 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

The glacier on my front lawn has a better chance of being president.


46 posted on 01/21/2011 3:32:09 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Sonny M

From another thread here on FR today.

“He just announced on Wolf Blitzer he’s thinking of running for President as a Republican”


47 posted on 01/21/2011 3:32:19 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: dajeeps
I supported Duncan Hunter last time, until he dropped out, then Fred Thompson until he dropped out. And by the time it got to be primary day in my state the only ones left to choose from were Romney, McLame, and Huckabee. It was a serious hold-my-nose night.

Guarantee you that it will be the same outcome in 2012. These slimballs are all selected by the elites, for the elites. You will get a NWO/Trilareralists,etc.Then you'll have to select the worst of 2 evils. Sad part is that the sheeple will go to vote which just gives them credibility. Watch & see what RINO they - not you - select.

48 posted on 01/21/2011 3:36:03 PM PST by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: Bigtigermike
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49 posted on 01/21/2011 3:37:31 PM PST by Josh Painter ("May we always be happy, and may our enemies know it." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Bigtigermike

NO, he’s cozied up to the dems to much and some of it has rubbed off onto him. I’m not looking for perfect, but I can’t support his amnesty crap.


50 posted on 01/21/2011 3:44:10 PM PST by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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