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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
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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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