Skip to comments.SC Sources: Gingrich Could Endorse Santorum
Posted on 01/11/2012 2:33:00 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
While Newt Gingrich campaign staffers are calling such talk premature, there are indications that should the former House Speaker bow out of the GOP race, he would throw his support behind rising Rick Santorum in a last-ditch effort to stop frontrunner Mitt Romney.
Multiple South Carolina sources affiliated with Santorum's campaign said Gingrich's campaign has contacted Santorum's campaign to discuss endorsing the former Pennsylvania senator should he drop out.
One source, speaking to Patch on the condition they not be identified, paraphrased Gingrich's stance as delivered by high level campaign staff this way: "If it can't be me, I want it to be Rick Santorum.""
Gingrich is looking at finishing as low as fifth place in New Hampshire and is currently polling at under 20 percent (good for third place) in South Carolina, according to rolling averages from Real Clear Politics.
Still, high-ranking officials within Santorum's South Carolina campaign don't foresee Gingrich stalling out before the primaries in the Palmetto State, where he once commanded an imposing lead in the polls.
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I transcribed the words from Hammond after rewinding my VCR and getting the exact words.
A Santorum presidency with a Gingrich VP£
I can dig that.
I don’t think so.
Santorum is the one who is headed for an exit.
This is a great straegy. These two conservatives make a pact that the last one standing gets the others delegates. I think it will be Newt.
Santorum just got trounced in NH (dropped 15 points from Iowa) and Paul, Huntsman and Perry are in single digits in SC, they are done and should basically drop out now.
Santorum was at 4% 3 weeks ago and will be back to single digits by primary day.
Gingrich was at 31% in SC 3 weeks ago, slipped to 18% after Iowa and is now back up to 23%, while the degenerate scumbag Romney has dropped 10 points in the last 5 days.
This is an easy win for Gingrich and the end of the line for the rest of the clowns.
Newt presides over the Senate and takes no crap from Levin, Schumer, Boxer, Reid, Collins and Snowe, and the rest of the loons, oh how could I forget Frankken
This cozy world of comity gets tossed out the window.
Schadenfreude moment for me, I'd love it...
The GOP had better do something about Iowa and NH being first and second next time around,those states are a joke.
While I think the reverse (Gingrich with Santorum as veep) is much more likely, I’d be thrilled to vote for either!
Thanks for the encouragement! GO NEWT!!!
Now if Santorum can pick up a Herman Cain endorsement, maybe Perry and Bachmann, now we are talking the final mano-e-mano "Anti-Romney".
Now if Palin trumps in and extracts some women scorned revenge on Romney, The RNC Establishment, and the Punditry Class? I'd dance the Jig....
( Especially if you have read the threads as to Romney has done to destroy her the last 4 years).
Newt isn’t going anywhere.
Rick is going to have to run now without the MSM pumping him.
Huntsman is their new baby.
Some on Fox and Friends questioned why he would do this at this point since he is just now headed to SC and making a speech today. They said this came from several sources. It very possibly could be from the Romney camp.
Agreed, Red States need to decide the nominee.
Newt’s fundraising is off the hood.
Several million just from one big donor this week.
Just providing some fair and balanced...
“off the hood” = “off the hook”.
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