Skip to comments.A message from Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. [Help Newt in SC]
Posted on 01/18/2012 12:39:49 PM PST by greyfoxx39
This Saturday will be the most important primary vote of the year. Either conservatives and Tea Party members unite to stop Mitt Romney or we see a repeat of 2008, with a liberal Republican going up against Barack Obama.
The conservative movement is split between three candidates, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.
I am calling on conservatives and members of the Tea Party movement to unite behind Newt Gingrich in South Carolina so that we can stop Mitt Romney.
If we are going to see a conservative agenda advanced, we need a conservative candidate to do it and the only remaining candidate that can do it is Newt Gingrich.
I like Rick Perry. If Newt were not in the race, I would be behind Perry. But Perrys campaign is on its last legs. Nationally Perry is at only 7% and is less than that in South Carolina. After the primary vote on Saturday, Perrys campaign will more than likely end.
Rick Santorum is polling well but he has problems. Since he focused so intensely on Iowa, he does not have campaign infrastructure in many states. In fact, there are a number of states where he will not even appear on the ballot. In other states, like my home state of Tennessee, his name will appear but he has no delegates who have qualified for the ballot. What that means is that even if Santorum were to win Tennessee, he would get no delegates for the convention.
Santorum is not on Virginias ballot and according to the Chicago Sun-Times, he has been challenged in Illinois and will probably not be on that ballot. In Ohio, Illinois (even if he stays on the ballot), and DC, he does not have a full slate of delegates.
In short, Santorum, just due to campaign limitations, cannot stop Romney. All he can do by staying in the race at this point is to continue to divide the conservative vote.
I am asking every conservative and Tea Party member to unite now behind Newt Gingrich so that we can stop Mitt Romney and have a conservative nominee for President.
If you want to help, here is what you can do.
If you can go to South Carolina between now and Saturday to help the campaign, please do. Register with the campaign site here.
If you cannot go to South Carolina, you can still help by contacting anyone you know in South Carolina and asking them to go out and vote for Newt. Please forward this email to everyone on your email list and in your Tea Party or Liberty group.
You can also join the phone bank efforts to help get the vote out in South Carolina. You dont have to live in South Carolina to do this. You can live anywhere and help.
We must all join together and unite now or watch another liberal Republican get the nomination.
The Republican establishment wants to give us the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Barack Obama. They gave us John McCain in 2008 and we all know how well that one worked out.
There is only one conservative left with a chance to stop the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney and then defeat Barack Obama this fall.
Join me and let us all unite today behind Newt Gingrich for President
Much the same way Herman Cain had from the beginning
We've just cast our early ballots for Newt here in Florida
At this point in time Newt is the only one who can put the brakes on Mitt. Folks in South Carolina need to vote for Newt as it will help keep the rest of the candidates in the race. Sarah Palin is right on target. GO NEWT GO!
This will hurt him in South Carolina-a RTW State.
“At this point Santorum is only in the race so that he can get several cable news ‘contributor’ gigs on cable tv”
It wasn’t that long ago (15 days!) that Santorum effectively won Iowa so I think at this point it is just the usual slowness of reality sinking in. Hopefully he will see the light after he finished 3rd or 4th in SC. But you never know. Is he the guy who said he would pick Newt to be his VP (in on of the earlier debates) or the guy who picked Specter over Toomey?
Rebellion is brewing!!
Flopney = McLame ..let's not blow it again like SC '08
Go to Newt's site and make phone calls into SC before Sat......
Speaker Gingrich-led Republicans .the result:
* Voting on each of the Contract with America items
* Four consecutive balanced budgets
* Over $400 billion of debt paid off
* Major welfare reform accomplished
* 11 million new jobs for America
* Unemployment falling to under 4%
At this point Santorum is only in the race so that he can get several cable news ‘contributor’ gigs on cable tv
At this point you need to NOT insult Santorum voters! Shoot, that is mean. Rick has the right reasons for running and would be better president than Gingrich. Since this thread is asking us to drop our candidate and join yours, you should be at the very least kind to us.
I am for Santorum let the voters in SC and my State which is next have vote, Our Tea Party is for Rick Santorum.
BUMP! Classy reply, too!
Conservatives unite to defeat the establishment RINOs and the Marxist!!
Romney is simply a big government, business as usual RINO and that’s why the establishment RINOs are trying to shove him down our throats. They want to hold on to their power!!
The media and the demoncrats love Romney too, because they believe he will lose to the Marxist, and he will.
We are the resistance!!
We are the grassroots!!
Don’t let the establishment and the Marxist have their way with us!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
NO RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! NO WAY!!
NOT ON OUR WATCH!!
TEA PARTY CONSERVATIVES UNITE!!
The Tea Party is correct (Newt 39% .. Willard 21% AND among true conservatives, similar numbers in today’s polling). Palins got it right. Todd, too.
Can we count on YOU to stop Willard the Lib in SC? If not, why not?
What proof of that do you have? Post away.
Be careful with this endorsement and this post.
THAT sound like some kind of a threat.
“Our Tea Party is for Rick Santorum.”
So, in other words, you want Romney as our candidate, and another 4 years for OBAMA, right?
It’s time to decide. MY children’s future is at stake.
In other words Santorum has a chance to beat them all.
If you want someone to drop out ask Perry and Ron Paul too accommodate and drop out. The there would be three.
When Newt comes in behind Santorum as he did in Iowa and New Hampshire, what will the new McNewt talking point be? Oh yes, McNewt was ahead of Santorum in the polls leading up to both.
Very good write up and very respectful of the Ricks.
I do not like Newt Gingrich. I don’t HAVE to in order to vote for him. He’s the one that can win, and between him and Romney, I prefer the more conservative one to go up against Obama.
The writer is correct about Santorum and his lack of a nat’l campaign, while Newt is backed by a billionaire.
Newt has the money, the machine (well, better than Santorum) and the momentum. Invest in skin sanitizer and emrace Newt for the good of the nation.
Santorum and Perry need to get out of Newt’s way.
I know that I do not want McNewt or Rambama and an automatic four more years for Obama.
“When Newt comes in behind Santorum as he did in Iowa and New Hampshire, what will the new McNewt talking point be? Oh yes, McNewt was ahead of Santorum in the polls leading up to both.”
If Newt comes behind Santorum in SC, then I think he should quit. But I dont think that will happen unless he blows up in tomorrow’s debate (which can always happen in an election when a few days is an eternity).
“The Republican establishment wants to give us the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Barack Obama.”
Newt and his supporters should drop that line. After all, Reagan’s the guy who lost to the guy who lost to Jimmy Carter.
At this point Santorum won Iowa, tied newt in NH,
and is now tied with Romney in South Carolina Poll
Im with Rick read this, and get on board with Rock Santorum!
Gallup: Romney, Santorum Tie for Lead in GOP Positive Intensity
Gallup ^ | 01/18/2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
Sarah Palin's comment doesn't hurt a bit, either.
“Judson Phillips is a scumbag”
Is not an indicator of actual poll numbers.
Well Id rather be ahead in a poll than behind. Wouldn’t you?
Rick is gaining everyday and has many Groups getting on board
with him, which will lead to his funding needs being met.
Rick Santorum for President 2012
Not fantom. Check his posting history. Romneybot.
On a personal level I prefer either Rick over Newt or Romney.....but one blew it on “first impressions” and the other lacks a national campaign apparatus.
It is exceedingly important this election year to beat first Romney then Obama.
I see both Ricks fading badly in REAL polls and if they cannot poll well in the race for the G.O.P. nomination against ROMNEY, WTF should I trust that either of them could beat Obama?
Tied with Romney? say what?
Rick was not even polling well in Iowa, and then he won.
Then he tied in NH with Newt for second,
and now he is backed by Evangelical leadership as well as delegates in SC.
Id say he has the best chance of defeating Romney right now again.
The vote is coming and we shall see who finishes stronger in SC
You do know he is for amnesty for the illegals ?
“Then he tied in NH with Newt for second”
Um......what? Yeah...second, fourth....what’s the difference, right?
Count me in!
No, but do you know that Newt is a pro-life Reagan Revolution veteran conservative who led the Republican Revolution of the 90’s taking the majority away from the democrats who had held it for 40 years? And as Speaker, cut the taxes, cut the government, cut the spending, cut the deficit, cut regulations, cut unemployment, brought the federal budget under control for four years running? And unlike Romney, actually blocked a socialist healthcare system from becoming law? And created a pro-growth, pro-free market, pro-jobs environment and extended the Reagan economy throughout the 90’s!!
And do you know that he wants to go to a 15% personal flat tax after deductions and a 12.5% corporate tax? And eliminate the capital gains taxes altogether? And he wants to privatize social security and medicare and eliminate the payroll tax?
And he wants to neuter the EPA and the Fed? And repeal ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley? And fire all of the czars, dismantle the Marxist state and fire if not jail Bernanke? And send 185 federal socialist welfare programs back to the states and the people? And return education back to local control?
And directly challenge the liberal activist judiciary and end the unconstitutional power grabs of our usurping black robed rulers?
And he has the knowledge, experience, know how, fire in the belly, and the balls to do it!!
I think we can use some of Newt’s conservative talents right now!!
Rebellion is brewing!!
Unite or lose!!
You’re only ensuring a Romney victory.
No matter how many states Santorum might win, he cannot become the nominee because he has no delegates in numerous key states.
There’s rebellion Brewing:
Santorum was given a free pass in Iowa. Barely any media attacks and the other candidates did not smear him. It was a combo of Mitt and Paul’s super pacs and scorched earth ads that hurt Newt.
Newt is polling 3% behind Romney in SC...3%!!!!! a vote for Rick Santorum of Rick Perry is a vote for Romney.
Another home run response. I don’t get much time on Free Republic so it’s nice to see someone not harping on Newts few negatives.
Churchill of our time and that’s a fact.
At this point in time Newt is the only one who can put the brakes on Mitt. Folks in South Carolina need to vote for Newt as it will help keep the rest of the candidates in the race. Sarah Palin is right on target. GO NEWT GO!Good points! And I understand Perry is doing the responsible thing and dropping out.
|SC voters: If you liked Rick or Rick, THINK ABOUT THIS before voting....
Each congressional district will have 2 delegates given to the winner-take-all within the district (that's 14 delegates total)
And Statewide, there will be 11 delegates given to the winner-take-all at the state level
So let's assume Romney is still barely in 1st place in the polls just before the vote.
Let's assume there is only ONE close NON-Romney in 2nd place (Newt).
Maybe YOU would prefer Rick or Rick....
But, IF YOU Vote for Rick or Rick, you have most likely helped award ALL delegates TO ROMNEY because it is WINNER TAKE ALL!!!!
The ONLY way to NOT hand your SC delegates to ROMNEY is to consolidate all conservative votes behind the LEADING NON-ROMNEY
Best in debate against Obama?
Not long ago,I had settled on Rick Santorum. I have since changed my support to Newt. Why? Because he is the only one who can take it to the Zero come debate time. Being a Washington insider isn’t necessarily a bad thing,as many would have us believe. Sometimes to get to know the soul of the pig,you gotta roll around in the mire with them. And I could care less about his personal life. He’s running for POTUS, not sainthood.Don’t get me wrong,I don’t condone adultery,but being faithful to your wife is not a prerequisite to having leadership qualities. If he can get elected and assemble a powerful administration that can reverse much of the damage that’s been done to us as a country,that’s good enough for me. He’s got my vote.