Skip to comments.Sources: Virtually no chance McCain will endorse Gingrich
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 hes gearing up to finally endorse one of them. Sources tell The Hill it wont 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 McCains Senate Republican colleagues on whether Gingrich is electable in a match-up against President Obama.
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Now I am torn if McCain won’t endorse Newt, Newt must be pretty good.
Of course McCain will back Romney.
Didn’t think there was ever any question about this.
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.
The best Mc Cain can do is emigrate to Mexico.....Once a RINO always a RINO
McCain’s endorsement can be considered as the kiss of death for any candidate receiving it.
I didn’t realize that McCain still existed. Some people just don’t know when to exit the scene...
Does this mean that McCain won’t be on the short list for SecDef?
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!
This makes me want to vote for Newt.
Didnt 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.
He's better than Myth.
Who cares what that bitter old man does?
Color me surprised.
That ought to be good for a bump in the polls for Gingrich!
Why is anything John McCain says relevant?
Newt will get a 3-5 pt bump for that little nugget. :)
Like the rest of the RINOs, McCain will endorse whoever he thinks has the greatest chance of losing to Obama.
Bingo! It is all about him.
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.
... putting me more firmly in the Newt camp !
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.
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.
Ah, they are so perfect for each other.
This is the biggest endorsement I’ve seen yet to influence me to vote for Newt in the primary.
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.
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
McCains endorsement of Roney SHOULD be the kiss of death for Romney’s campaign.
Congratulations. We have a winner!
I’d be very thankful...who the frak wants McCainRINOIdiots endorsement...certainly not Newt......or me. =.=
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.
McCain seems likely to endorse Romney, not Newt. I don’t see what a McCain endorsement gains anyone!
Thanks Free ThinkerNY. And Newt wiped his brow and said, “whew!”
Good. Why would anyone want McCain’s endorsement anyway. Where is Bob Dole’s endorsement. Who Cares.............
Freedomposter: Virtually no chance anyone gives a damn.
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
Meghan is the smart one in that outfit.