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SC Sources: Gingrich Could Endorse Santorum
http://mountpleasant-sc.patch.com/articles/sources-gingrich-could-endorse-santorum ^ | January 10, 2012 | Andrew Moore

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at mountpleasant-sc.patch.com ...


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Just heard this on Fox. Furthermore, Gingrich is going to make a major speech at 9am today. Per R.C. Hammond, Gingrich Spokesman, "Bottom line is youre going to see the most authentic candidate who has run for president who is not worried about what the consequences will be put forth the truth as people see it in their lives every day."
1 posted on 01/11/2012 2:33:07 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I transcribed the words from Hammond after rewinding my VCR and getting the exact words.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 2:38:01 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A Santorum presidency with a Gingrich VP£

I can dig that.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 2:43:37 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t think so.

Santorum is the one who is headed for an exit.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 2:45:12 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

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.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 2:46:00 AM PST by ynotjjr (Gingrich/Rubio 2012 It's called the Constitution. Learn it, live it, love it!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Preposterous

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.

6 posted on 01/11/2012 2:49:20 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Jonty30
A Santorum presidency with a Gingrich VP£ can dig that.

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...

7 posted on 01/11/2012 2:53:07 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: ynotjjr
Once he wins in SC, he goes onto Florida which is a closed primary, and another win.

The GOP had better do something about Iowa and NH being first and second next time around,those states are a joke.

8 posted on 01/11/2012 2:55:50 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
This made me think of January 2008: Novak: Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign
9 posted on 01/11/2012 2:56:44 AM PST by monkapotamus
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To: Jonty30

While I think the reverse (Gingrich with Santorum as veep) is much more likely, I’d be thrilled to vote for either!


10 posted on 01/11/2012 2:59:06 AM PST by RDAardvark (Fast-forward to Jan 20th 2013, please.)
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To: Rome2000
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.

Thanks for the encouragement! GO NEWT!!!

11 posted on 01/11/2012 2:59:16 AM PST by NoPrisoners ("When in the course of human events...")
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To: Rome2000

GO NEWT!


12 posted on 01/11/2012 3:00:24 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Rome2000
Yes but in terms of fund raising it is off the hook for Santorum and Newt's base as someone noted last night is retirees and generational and his pool of voters is smaller as it getting sub-divided.

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).

13 posted on 01/11/2012 3:01:49 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

What??


14 posted on 01/11/2012 3:07:05 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: taildragger

What??


15 posted on 01/11/2012 3:07:04 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Newt isn’t going anywhere.

Rick is going to have to run now without the MSM pumping him.

Huntsman is their new baby.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 3:08:19 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: monkapotamus

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.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 3:08:32 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Rome2000

Agreed, Red States need to decide the nominee.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 3:11:46 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: taildragger

Newt’s fundraising is off the hood.

Several million just from one big donor this week.

Just providing some fair and balanced...


19 posted on 01/11/2012 3:12:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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LOL sorry.

“off the hood” = “off the hook”.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 3:13:19 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: VanDeKoik
Huntsman is polling as low as 1% in SC.

That idiot is done.

21 posted on 01/11/2012 3:13:28 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: taildragger; All

Gingrich just got $5 Million dollars and is spending $3.4M in SC in advertising. He has another $15M coming from the same source.

There is no way Gingrich will bow out when Perry is sitting at 5%, Huntsman at the bottom and Santorum has a million dollars to spend. The polls show a difference between 25% and 20% between Romney and Gingrich with Romney leading.

If anything, I would say Newt is trying to get the others to drop out. The Tea Party Express and I hope Palin will be making a choice before SC. Their endorsement could shake up things entirely. I would be shocked if Palin supported Santorum. And, Perry is not getting traction in SC. Perry may not even be eligible for the next debates.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 3:13:28 AM PST by 506Lake (“Iceberg dead ahead!”)
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To: taildragger

Agreed.

It is my opinion Romney is the reason Obama is president.

In my opinion again, Romney was so worried Palin would win and eventually become a wildly popular and successful president, that he and his flying monkeys attacked her from the first second (remember all the nastiness from establishment Republicans at the time - who just happened to have been Romneybots)

It’s the Karl Rove wing of the GOP.

They don’t do things for America. They do things for themselves.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 3:17:34 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: All

So where does Perry and all his money fit into this? He’s the one who has the potential for the funding needed to stop romney.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 3:17:49 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: monkapotamus

Exactly! It’s to shake voter confidence in Newt so they ‘don’t vote for someone who may drop out’.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 3:17:54 AM PST by rintense
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Oh no, that is hugh and series :-)...Does off the hood, become another funny :-)...
26 posted on 01/11/2012 3:20:28 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: rintense

I am very concerned about those who are saying Newt is just in this now to destroy Romney because he is so angry. that makes people halt if they think of donating money to his campaign.


27 posted on 01/11/2012 3:23:59 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Rome2000
win. The GOP had better do something about Iowa and NH being first and second next time around,those states are a joke. Why would they...I think they are pleased with these results. It seems the rest of the country is significantly different than FReeperville and that many are happy that Romney is beating Nasty Newt, Vanilla Rick, and crazy uncle Ron.
28 posted on 01/11/2012 3:24:26 AM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Nita Nupress

I think that, if Newt can strike a deal, Perry would probably be willing to support Newt.

Unless Newt did something stupid, like alienate Perry or something.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 3:36:28 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A Newt/Santorum ticket would be a great strategic move right now.


30 posted on 01/11/2012 3:39:47 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: 506Lake

You just reminded me-—didn’t Santorum diss Palin a while back? Something about staying home and taking care of her children?


31 posted on 01/11/2012 3:42:43 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If Gingrich does this, my respect for him will be strengthened.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 3:42:56 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Whatever he said was not a reflection of his relevant political ideology or his potential to be a good president.


33 posted on 01/11/2012 3:45:21 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: 506Lake

Palin has spoken well of Santorum recently.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 3:46:48 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: Jonty30

I noticed during the last debate that Perry and Newt were laughing it up and talking. They look to be on very good terms. Same with Newt and Santorum.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 3:48:14 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: Jonty30

Sounds logical. Unless Perry’s donor’s, whoever they are, don’t want to continue being generous if he drops out. We shall see, i suppose.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 3:48:59 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Got a source for that?

I’m calling anti-Santorum “FUD” otherwise.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 3:52:08 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

That’s good to know.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 3:54:28 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

To a Catholic, who believes in strong family values, I don’t see that as being disrespectful.

According to natural law, it would be primarily the role of the mother to stay home and care for her children.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 3:57:18 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: ynotjjr

This is garbage. Other than Iowa, where Rev. Santorum spent the last year of his life, he polls in the absolute basement.

Newt is just puting the movie out today. Why would he quit now.


40 posted on 01/11/2012 4:01:47 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

He did insult Palin, but I think she blew it off, pretty much.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 4:05:24 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Let me google that for you!

Santorum and Palin

42 posted on 01/11/2012 4:05:27 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
It’s the Karl Rove wing of the GOP. They don’t do things for America. They do things for themselves.

You could not be more right.

Here, in DE, we saw this played out first hand with how the State and national GOP sabotaged Christine O'Donnell.

If they couldn't have their boy Mike Castle, they trashed the candidate chosen by the people, and willingly gave the Dems a Senate seat.

After Castle lost his primary to Christine, Obama and Biden phoned him to give him solace. That's right, the two top Dems paid a call to a GOP candidate. And that a-hole Castle couldn't pick up the phone to congratulate Christine on her win and would not support her run after he lost.

And Karl Tokyo Rove was in the middle of all of it.

43 posted on 01/11/2012 4:10:25 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Both Newt AND Perry should quit and endorse Santorum.
Santorum actually won Iowa and Perry barely even registered in NH. Newt is a crypto-RINO with his assaults on Capitalism and his admiration of Woodrow Wilson and FDR and that ain't gonna play down here in SC.
They should bite the bullet and endorse the most conservative candidate aka Santorum or else Mitt winning the nomination and then Obama winning the presidency will be THEIR fault.
44 posted on 01/11/2012 4:11:01 AM PST by Happy Rain ("If Mitt wins the Twit wins.")
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Thanks.

Funny thing is, even as a hard-core Palin supporter, in retrospect Santorum’s original comment which seems to have set off the media-augmented kerfuffel (your link is after all Polibtico) seems to have been spot on.

Palin may have deserved some criticism, then and now.

She folded. What her reasons were, is known only to her.

Santorum ran.

I’m going with Santorum on this one.

Sorry Palin.


45 posted on 01/11/2012 4:12:43 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I wasn’t criticizing either one-—after all, I may end up voting for Santorum. Just another interesting episode in this crazy election season that might be a factor in who Sarah ends up supporting.


46 posted on 01/11/2012 4:16:54 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Reagan69

I think Palin understood that Santorum was coming from a Catholic perspective, though that perspective wasn’t shared by her.


47 posted on 01/11/2012 4:17:37 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Gingrich Could Endorse Santorum”

Bingo!

Newt’s negatives are now sky high among republicans and he has no chance of winning the nomination.

He needs to bow out and endorse a pro-capitalist candidate like Santorum.

Newt can still spend his PAC money running ads. But if he stays in the race pulling 10% of the vote he might as well just endorse Romney. Newt needs to do the right thing. He is beginning to sound dangerously close to Hugo Chavez and that’s not going to win him any friends in a republican primary. And it could very well destroy his legacy.


48 posted on 01/11/2012 4:17:44 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I doubt it....Palin is strongly in Santorum’s camp.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 4:19:40 AM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I met Newt yesterday, and he seemed tired. It really wouldn’t surprise me.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 4:19:43 AM PST by CASchack
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