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Romney a potential running mate, says Gingrich
CNN ^ | 2011-12-07

Posted on 12/07/2011 7:10:43 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Newt Gingrich has at least one name on his list of potential running mates: GOP rival Mitt Romney.

"I think Mitt Romney is a very admirable person, and I'm not going to pick a fight with Mitt Romney," Gingrich said in an interview Wednesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

When asked if he would ever ask Romney to be his vice presidential nominee, Gingrich didn't mince words.

"I think the consensus is that he'd certainly be on the list, whether he'd want to or not," Gingrich said. "He's a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly support him if he became the Republican nominee."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; beltwayboys; certaindefeat; corrupt; cronies; establishment; gingrich; gingrich4romney; infiltrators; moderates; newt4fascism; newt4gopcare; newt4gse; newtlied2youagain; nochange; obamalandslide; rinos; romney; romneybotstrike; socialists; stealthromney; wouldnewtlie2you
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1 posted on 12/07/2011 7:10:51 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Alas for Newt, Real Republicans don’t want Mitt on your short list for anything except maybe Commissioner of Revenue.


2 posted on 12/07/2011 7:12:26 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: rabscuttle385; Raebie

Nope I am vindicated. Now that it is being posted on Free Republic I am done. I am going to watch Revenge now. Later. Have fun calling others liars. You do it so well.


3 posted on 12/07/2011 7:13:44 PM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Geeks don’t win anything but debates.


4 posted on 12/07/2011 7:14:42 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: BillyBonebrake

I will not vote in any election for Romney.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 7:17:23 PM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL!


6 posted on 12/07/2011 7:17:36 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: napscoordinator

And now we’ll have double the reasons to vote against this RINO abomination tag team.


7 posted on 12/07/2011 7:17:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: muawiyah

LOL LOL ain’t ever gonna happen...Newt’s playing politics


8 posted on 12/07/2011 7:18:42 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: rabscuttle385

Pick Allen West and I might go for you.


9 posted on 12/07/2011 7:18:44 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope Newt keeps his feet clean, He keeps shoving them in his mouth.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 7:21:24 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Ardenroad gal

I’m with you there. If Newt does this, he loses my vote. (not sure he even has it yet)


11 posted on 12/07/2011 7:22:05 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: napscoordinator

Nighty night. Don’t forget your Prosac.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 7:22:47 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: rabscuttle385

Now who could have seen this coming...


13 posted on 12/07/2011 7:23:18 PM PST by JosephMama (Huntsman 2012: That other Mormon guy)
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To: rabscuttle385

Republicans seem determined to open the door for a strong (fiscal) conservative, reign in the gov’t third party run...

It’s sad to watch.


14 posted on 12/07/2011 7:24:30 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (You know, 99.99999965% of the lawyers give all of them a bad name)
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To: rabscuttle385

Eeeeewwwwww......


15 posted on 12/07/2011 7:24:31 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hooboy!!


16 posted on 12/07/2011 7:24:49 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: JosephMama
Ronald Reagan's biggest mistake was George Bush..
17 posted on 12/07/2011 7:24:54 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: rabscuttle385
No way are we going to see a pair of crackers on a POTUS ticket in the next 25 years!


18 posted on 12/07/2011 7:25:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: rabscuttle385

This is a brilliant political ploy. Newt stays above the fray while keeping the 11th commandment in tact. Newt’s too shrewd to think that Mitt would help the ticket.


19 posted on 12/07/2011 7:26:16 PM PST by Confab
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To: napscoordinator
Bye, liar.
20 posted on 12/07/2011 7:26:26 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Newt. Wanna’ win a Darwin Award?


21 posted on 12/07/2011 7:27:31 PM PST by papasmurf (I pledge to vote (R). How 'bout you?)
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To: rabscuttle385

A CNN headline with quotes from someone who refuses to badmouth other Republicans and refuses to be baited into doing so by the media.

That some here believe it would actually happen is comical to me. But whatever...night all. Enough politics for one day.


22 posted on 12/07/2011 7:27:39 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt is a scumbag. I will heartily enjoy watching him crash and burn. The sooner the better.


23 posted on 12/07/2011 7:29:23 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: Raebie
That some here believe it would actually happen is comical to me.

Ain't it sad how all these political junkies here can be taken in so easily
24 posted on 12/07/2011 7:30:56 PM PST by uncbob
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To: rabscuttle385

What ever chance you had, it’s gone now, newter.

PERRY TIME!


25 posted on 12/07/2011 7:32:07 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! Vote Economic Freedom. Vote third party¬ó we keep 0Mao. IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt is a saint. Now that he’s Catholic, there is actually a chance.


26 posted on 12/07/2011 7:32:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: uncbob

By CNN no less. I’ve seen more lefty sources posted here than on DU the past few months. Unbelievable...so many wee wee’d up. Lol.


27 posted on 12/07/2011 7:34:24 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Confab

That is how I see it. Playing chess not checkers.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 7:34:47 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: rabscuttle385

Nice way to end your run, Newt.


29 posted on 12/07/2011 7:36:38 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: uncbob; Raebie

I think the feedback is important, even if this is just a trail balloon statement. If it’s a backhanded slap, it’s still not something to toss around light, Romney is poison.


30 posted on 12/07/2011 7:38:47 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

You’re right. He should have said “No effin’ way will I let that dirty Mormon anywhere near Washington once I’m elected. He’s scum. I hate him. How can you even ask such a question”.

Cause that wouldn’t have stirred things up at all. Some of you people are laughable. Your agendas are showing. Oops!


31 posted on 12/07/2011 7:39:19 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: TitansAFC
"I think the consensus is that he'd certainly be on the list, whether he'd want to or not," Gingrich said.


PERFECT ANSWER!

32 posted on 12/07/2011 7:42:04 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Huck
"Newt is a scumbag"

And what is the Obama alternative?

You people freek me out.

33 posted on 12/07/2011 7:42:13 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: Confab
This is a brilliant political ploy. Newt stays above the fray while keeping the 11th commandment in tact. Newt’s too shrewd to think that Mitt would help the ticket.

I'm with you. I want Republicans attacking Obama, not each other. On the short list of attacks should be what is going on with MF - that is a national scandal. Over $1 billion stolen and nary a mention in our banana republic media.

34 posted on 12/07/2011 7:43:16 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: rabscuttle385

Witness the deathknell of the Republican Party. The GOP is determined to lose in 2012.


35 posted on 12/07/2011 7:44:03 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rabscuttle385

Rubio for VP, Romney for Sec. of the Treasury.


36 posted on 12/07/2011 7:44:51 PM PST by Signalman
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To: rabscuttle385
So once they take office, which name will they use to rename Obamacare?
Gingrichcare? Or Romneycare?
37 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:05 PM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: katiedidit1

I thought his answer will “kill him with kindness perfect.”


38 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:35 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Confab

exactly. Newt is being the gentleman still, not picking on the other GOP candidates. He is keeping his focus on the enemy: Obama. What ‘nasty’ thing can Romney say to him now for saying this?

Newt would never ask Romney to run with him, and likely none of the other candidates either.


39 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:35 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Confab

“This is a brilliant political ploy. Newt stays above the fray while keeping the 11th commandment in tact. Newt’s too shrewd to think that Mitt would help the ticket.”

Exactly right. He was not going to take the bait and attack another Republican. He has pretty much been steadfast on that point and was the sole Republican candidate that I can remember who came out and supported Herman Cain. He is not going to have Mitt as VP. Now I do like Mitts choice of John Bolton as Secretary of State.


40 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:43 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: katiedidit1

I thought his answer was “kill him with kindness perfect.”


41 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:53 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: vbmoneyspender

I am still waiting for the GOP to audit the stimulus spending, almost a trillion bucks.... maybe they got a tenth of it to keep quiet?


42 posted on 12/07/2011 7:47:53 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh brother!


43 posted on 12/07/2011 7:48:12 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: vbmoneyspender

Agreed. He’s trying to play nice and avoid the blaring headlines that would accompany the “Hell no, the guy’s a blithering tool with good hair” comment. There’s more chance that my dog gets the Veep nod than Romney.


44 posted on 12/07/2011 7:48:22 PM PST by festusbanjo (Seriously, of the remaining GOP field, this is the best that we have to offer?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt is a big lib who loves libs. Oh well...! Now, we know for sure.


45 posted on 12/07/2011 7:49:16 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: Parley Baer

“Now I do like Mitts choice of John Bolton as Secretary of State.”

Yikes! I meant to say Newts choice of John Bolton.


46 posted on 12/07/2011 7:49:24 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt once again shows his political ignorance. The man never had a conservative bone in his body, and still doesn’t. He would make a deal with the devil himself, if he thought it might lead to a few more votes for himself.


47 posted on 12/07/2011 7:49:52 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: onyx

My initial reaction to this news is “Meh! So what.”

Romney as Newt’s VP has no influence over SCOTUS appointmens, no authority to write EO’s. Romney’s influence would be restricted to that which Newt would allow.

If I’m not seeing thing clearly, please FRiends, set me straight, educate me.

Tex


48 posted on 12/07/2011 7:50:49 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Raebie
Ok, let's see.

A week ago, most of us were delighted that Romney finally was put in his place, so we ALL (most of us :) got excited about NEWT'S resurgeance.

Newt = 100 points of good will

Then, Newt finds Mr. Trump such a "character bigger than life" etc. I did not like that.

100 - 5 = 95 points.

And now, if this is true... THEN Newt has no idea how many of us DETEST this man...

95 - 10 = 85 points...

I At this rate, pretty soon, he will not seem so SMART/WISE as I thought at first... So my advice to SANTORUM AND MICHELLE... KEEP AT IT, DON'T GIVE UP ... Everybody says Newt is in the habit of destroying himself... I'm beginning to think, this might actually happen...

49 posted on 12/07/2011 7:51:26 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our <Bculture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Amen! Even if we lose with Perry, at least we lose fighting for the cause. Not fighting the enemy’s cause.


50 posted on 12/07/2011 7:51:55 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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