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Sources: Virtually no chance McCain will endorse Gingrich
The Blaze ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | Eddie Scarry

Posted on 12/07/2011 1:06:47 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

Sen. John McCain, who won the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 election, has largely avoided commenting on the 2012 field of candidates. But he’s gearing up to finally endorse one of them. Sources tell The Hill it won’t be Newt Gingrich.

Republican sources familiar with his thinking say he will probably endorse his onetime political enemy, Mitt Romney.

There is virtually no chance, sources say, that he will pick former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), who has surged into the lead in polls, stoking consternation among his ex-colleagues on Capitol Hill.

The reason: the same one that keeps coming back up. Electablity.

There is growing concern among many of McCain’s Senate Republican colleagues on whether Gingrich is electable in a match-up against President Obama.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: arizona; georgia; johnmccain; newtgingrich

1 posted on 12/07/2011 1:06:51 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now I am torn if McCain won’t endorse Newt, Newt must be pretty good.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 1:08:49 PM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course McCain will back Romney.

Didn’t think there was ever any question about this.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 1:09:12 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ahhh, and I’m sure the endorsement of that feeble minded LOSER really meant a lot to Newt, well Bob Dole is still out there somewhere.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 1:09:22 PM PST by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The best Mc Cain can do is emigrate to Mexico.....Once a RINO always a RINO


5 posted on 12/07/2011 1:09:49 PM PST by straps (RETIRED USAF NCO)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCain’s endorsement can be considered as the kiss of death for any candidate receiving it.


6 posted on 12/07/2011 1:10:53 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I didn’t realize that McCain still existed. Some people just don’t know when to exit the scene...


7 posted on 12/07/2011 1:11:39 PM PST by Noamie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does this mean that McCain won’t be on the short list for SecDef?


8 posted on 12/07/2011 1:12:52 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

All the better for Newt IMO.

I’m still not a supporter of Newt, but this telegraphs McCain knows of at least one person that is worse, and is holding out hope that someone even worse than them will appear on the horizon for him to collaborate with.

Impeach McCain today!


9 posted on 12/07/2011 1:13:05 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Romney, Newt, any chance whatsoever you might sometime pander to U.S. Citizens vs the illegals?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This makes me want to vote for Newt.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 1:13:04 PM PST by Personal Responsibility (Obama 2012: Dozens of MSNBC viewers can't be wrong!)
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To: Ole Okie
Of course McCain will back Romney.

Didn’t think there was ever any question about this.

I don't know, I kind of thought of McCain as more of Huntsman Republican, after all Romney didn't serve in the Obama administration like Huntsman, so he might not be enough of a "Maverick" (AKA Traitor) for McCain.

11 posted on 12/07/2011 1:13:32 PM PST by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Best recommendation he could get.

He's better than Myth.

12 posted on 12/07/2011 1:13:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who cares what that bitter old man does?


13 posted on 12/07/2011 1:14:27 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Color me surprised.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 1:14:51 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That ought to be good for a bump in the polls for Gingrich!


15 posted on 12/07/2011 1:15:00 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Someone help me out, please.

Why is anything John McCain says relevant?

16 posted on 12/07/2011 1:16:18 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Newt will get a 3-5 pt bump for that little nugget. :)


17 posted on 12/07/2011 1:16:50 PM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: apillar
McCain will endorse whoever he thinks Obama can beat in 2012. That way he can massage his bruised ego by saying his loss in 2008 wasn't so bad, because Republicans couldn't win in 2012 either.
18 posted on 12/07/2011 1:17:20 PM PST by apillar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, Newt will really miss not gettin' that kiss from McLoser:


19 posted on 12/07/2011 1:17:28 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Like the rest of the RINOs, McCain will endorse whoever he thinks has the greatest chance of losing to Obama.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 1:17:34 PM PST by Thane_Banquo
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To: apillar

Bingo! It is all about him.


21 posted on 12/07/2011 1:19:50 PM PST by battlecry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We don’t care who McCain will endorse. He’s a non-player in my opinion. The nice-guy republicans who refuse to fight obama are irrelevant this election cycle. We need a fighter. Obama is out there in a different city every day bashing republicans and they do nothing but take it.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 1:20:38 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Free ThinkerNY

... putting me more firmly in the Newt camp !


23 posted on 12/07/2011 1:21:29 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
McCain's inner weasel comes out again. The man is a creep and should've quit at the end of his last term.

The good news is that Obama blew it, he could've had McCain as his buttboy pushing socialist policies within the GOP. But Obama wouldn't or couldn't 'lower' himself to butter up McCain. Even in the face of his looming loss in 2012, he's above flattering the weasel of Phoenix.

Thank God for small victories.

24 posted on 12/07/2011 1:22:54 PM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: Ole Okie

No question. Romney not only was a good soldier for McCain in 2008 (which I don’t mind a bit, by that point) but also in 2010 in the McCain’s reelection bid (which was Mitt going WAY “above the call of duty”). No way McCain endorses anyone but Mitt unless/until Mitt were to drop out.


25 posted on 12/07/2011 1:27:25 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah, they are so perfect for each other.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 1:29:53 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the biggest endorsement I’ve seen yet to influence me to vote for Newt in the primary.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 1:43:20 PM PST by A message
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now that is a good thing! Keep McCain out of the 2012 exection so we can win it. Get McCain involved and we will loose the election for sure.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 1:50:48 PM PST by Calif4Palin (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

+1 !!


29 posted on 12/07/2011 1:50:55 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yaaaayyyy!!!


30 posted on 12/07/2011 2:02:04 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suspect McCain would prefer a candidate more like his old ideology and temperament match, Colin Powell—maybe M. Romney. A Colin Powell-like candidate would be a big boost to the Republicans in 2012, why, he was the conscience of America’s middle, an antidote to extremism, and was a big boost to the party and a supporter of McCain’s in 2008—wait, now that I recall, didn’t Powell support... /just kidding


31 posted on 12/07/2011 2:06:28 PM PST by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCains endorsement of Roney SHOULD be the kiss of death for Romney’s campaign.


32 posted on 12/07/2011 2:09:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: apillar
McCain will endorse whoever he thinks Obama can beat in 2012.

Congratulations. We have a winner!

33 posted on 12/07/2011 2:13:40 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Newt, your not getting MY endorsement!"


34 posted on 12/07/2011 2:14:59 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"You tell em Daddy! We're for Romney!"


35 posted on 12/07/2011 2:20:52 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d be very thankful...who the frak wants McCainRINOIdiots endorsement...certainly not Newt......or me. =.=


36 posted on 12/07/2011 2:32:12 PM PST by cranked
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sen. John McCain, who won the Republican nominee for president in the 2008 election, has largely avoided commenting on the 2012 field of candidates

Whatever happened to the "MAVERICK" as he was so fondly refered to by the MSM pushing for his nomination back during the Bush administration?

Go away John, far far away and take your ignorant daughter with you....you and your family are beginning to mirror the herpes virus...........Irritating as hell and you can't get rid of it/them.

37 posted on 12/07/2011 2:38:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

McCain seems likely to endorse Romney, not Newt. I don’t see what a McCain endorsement gains anyone!


38 posted on 12/07/2011 3:17:22 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY. And Newt wiped his brow and said, “whew!”


39 posted on 12/09/2011 8:07:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. Why would anyone want McCain’s endorsement anyway. Where is Bob Dole’s endorsement. Who Cares.............


40 posted on 12/09/2011 8:12:20 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Freedomposter: Virtually no chance anyone gives a damn.


41 posted on 12/09/2011 8:13:59 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What is missing in many analyses of McCain is that he is one of the dumbest white men ever born. He is very like Obama in that he has been "sponsored" every step of the way through prep school, through Annapolis, through flight training, and through the naval hierarchy.

Aircraft mechanics throughout the USN breathed a sigh of relief when he was captured, and in holding him the NV did us a favor. This was a guy who was a true "Jap Ace," wrecking at least 5 American airplanes, whose carrier landings sent wise crew members scurrying for cover, and who was regularly lost over the Chesapeake on training missions.

The man, very like Barack, is an idiot of monumental proportions who has lived his entire life with others to tell how wonderful he is. Relax, it's sort of a naval family tradition we inherited from our British cousins. Well-connected ani rule

Newsflash,baby.

Meghan is the smart one in that outfit.

42 posted on 12/12/2011 8:42:11 PM PST by Kenny Bunk (So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?)
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