Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich won't appear on Missouri ballot
Posted on 11/22/2011 5:59:07 PM PST by STARWISE
The former House speaker, who is putting a campaign organization together on the fly, failed to qualify for the contest in the Show Me State.
According to the Missouri Secretary of State's office, Gingrich did not file the necessary papers as of Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline. That means his name will not be on the Feb. 7 ballot.
The filing requirements are not particularly onerous. A $1,000 check and some paperwork are all that's needed.
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its called a write in vote
Also known as the .5% vote.
I believe the meme against Cain when he messes up is that he is not ready to be president.
Wow...pretty big mistake.....makes one wonder about his campaign management
If he can’t got his own name on the ballot ....where there is smoke there is fire
He forgot to zip his fly? Goodness. That’s just embarrassing.
There’s an argument here in favor of organizational proficiency. Is anyone really running for President or are they all just place holding for Romney’s eventual ascendancy.
This is totally amateur. Day one you insure you’re on the ballots.
I know .. and no delegates result from that
primary, but still I would think a momentum
diffuser that an earnest candidate would
Hope he gets registered in the remaining 56 states. ;-)
I heard that Herman Cain won all the MO Tea Party straw polls. Go Herman Cain!
I’m glad to see that Herman Cain hasn’t written off Michigan is it seems to be traditional to do.
Every big of the ‘meme’ about Cain is because the Obama owned media is scared to death that can beat Obama, that’s what all the ‘meme’ is about.
Doesn’t sound like Newt is very serious about becoming the president, does it?
so which is worse... pausing for a few seconds before answering a foreign policy question... or forgetting to actually get on the ballot in one of the US states?
Oh, CC, he wouldn’t do that just because Mitt’s dad was governor of Michigan at one time. He’s not afraid to tred where angels fear to tred, because the angels are tredding with Herman Cain. :o)
The first one. The candidates themselves don’t actually file, they have people that are supposed to do that.
The Romney spell is wearing off as the old timers die off. He still has the GOP elites in the state but we little people noticed that Mitt stepped over the people on his way to the cash register.
Herman Cain spent a couple days talking to the people.
Yeah, but he’s such a good debater. lol. Looks like the genius couldn’t get into a flea market for the paperwork involved.
It would seem to be a highly stupid, and potentially fatal, bid to become the nominee and fail to ensure that you’re on each state.
Imagine if it did come down to Gingrich and Romney and they were tied, but Gingrich lost because of this one error.
If I were a conspiratorialist, I’d suggest that maybe Gingrich really wasn’t running, but trying to take away support from another candidate so that the other candidate wouldn’t get the nomination.
No delegates will be awarded in the Mo primary. It's a beauty contest. The state Republican Party will hold caucuses in March to award delegates.
Not making excuses for Newt. Just simply trying to give the full story.
Your home state. Guess you can write him in :)
More moronic anti-Newt hysteria.
Newt’s team failed to get his name on a ballot that will produce zero delegates! Oh my gosh! Whatever will he do?!?!?!?!?!?!
This is not what you would expect from a candidate who is serious about winning.
It is what you would expect from a “stalking horse” type of candidate, who is being paid off to draw conservative votes away from other candidates. Who knows?
Maybe Gingrich is just air headed, or it was just an oversight. But it sure is strange.
Sounds like someone is playing politics.
Why zero delegates?
The couch is doing him in. What a visual error.
looks like the RINO’s aim is to split the conservative vote by making the right noises so that Mittens gets nominated.
Got it...Missouri Republican party has decided to run caucuses at the congressional district, regional, and state levels.
Delegates will be chose at each of those. There is no statewide vote being taken.
I had the same thought when I saw this post. I think you are correct. This guy is a RINO fraud who is not interested in winning. He wants to make sure that Mittens wins this.
so basically your saying he isn’t smart enough to hire people to actually get him on the ballot?
that sounds much better!
Looks like it’s time for a new wife.
lol. That’s not a good sign for his organizational skills
Yeah, I said that up thread,
but I still think lost momentum
could be a real factor that a
candidate would want to avoid.
Missouri’s caucus is March 17. The February “primary” is a straw poll-like beauty contest and does not correlate to delegates.
“A $1,000 check and some paperwork are all that’s needed.”
Some of these candidates have dummies running their campaign, or are their workers moles?
Good luck with that. I don’t think he will be a contender by that point anyway.
Well then, conservatives in the Show-Me state are going to have to rally to Cain and give him the victory in order to deny those delegates to Romney.
Great. I hope the fix is not in for Mittens in the show-me state. Show-me what who controls the delegates, then, if not a primary vote....interesting.
Because of rules agreed to by both major parties, all but a few states will be penalized by a reduction in national convention delegates if they hold their primaries before March 1. By law, Missouri's is in February; the state legislature didn't approve a move of the primary to March (another series of bungles), so the state Republican Party had to call for and approve caucuses. Hence, the March 17 caucuses will choose the state's delegates to the national convention.
The February 7 primary is a very expensive beauty contest - straw poll - and nothing more. The results that matter will come during the March 17 caucuses.
What do you mean? Herman Cain went up to New Hampshire and successfully filed his own delegate list.
So Newt’s choice makes sense.
Well, it isn’t the delegate contest, but still seems odd.
I’m worried about candidates here in Virginia, just because I’ve only seen one petition yet, for Herman Cain (I signed it, of course). I’ve even sent e-mails to several campaigns, and now Gingrich sends me lots of e-mails, but still nothing about getting petitions.
In 2008, Duncan Hunter failed to get enough signatures.
Yes, the MO delegate contest is later in the campaign cycle.
I would add that Newt lags in funding.
No sense Newt spending his precious little money campaigning in MO in early February where he can't earn delegates.