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Gingrich: I'll go all the way to the convention
Fox News ^ | January 28, 2012 | Joy Lin

Posted on 01/28/2012 12:18:14 PM PST by maggief

Port St. Lucie, Fla. -- Whether or not he wins Florida, Newt Gingrich says, "I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination."

Mitt Romney's surrogates have been appearing at every one of Newt Gingrich's rallies in the Sunshine State, but the tactic hasn't seemed to draw much reaction from the former House speaker, who on Saturday turned most of his attention to President Obama on the stump. He focused on three things "that matter to Florida ... jobs, housing, and space."

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"People ask me what can we do about getting more jobs in America? And the answer is: defeat Barack Obama!" Gingrich began. "People say what can we do about housing foreclosure problem in Florida? The answer is defeat Barack Obama! People ask about the price of gasoline and the answer is: defeat Barack Obama!"

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bass; charliebass; conniemack; elections; florida; gingrich; mack; newt; newt2012; romneysurrogate; romneysurrogates; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 01/28/2012 12:18:16 PM PST by maggief
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To: maggief

Pound Osamabamaromneycare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 01/28/2012 12:20:32 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: maggief

I would prefer he win Florida, because he seems more likely to beat Romney right now than Santorum.

However, if Newt can’t win Florida, I wish he’d drop out and give Santorum a shot at bringing the conservatives together.


3 posted on 01/28/2012 12:22:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: maggief

Every time Newt says “defeat Buttcrack Obama”, I get a tingle up my leg.


4 posted on 01/28/2012 12:25:14 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Santorum is not conservative. He is a fiscal moderate, Earmark loving Big Government Republican. His senate record and failed election proves it.

Santorum is a spoiler and he knows it. You can bet that Romney is his big buddy and they may have cooked up a deal to take Newt down in Florida.

If Newt does drop out, Santorum will not even come close to beating him. He has no money, even poorer organization and his popularity among voters is as exciting as watching mold grow.

5 posted on 01/28/2012 12:27:43 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I would prefer he win Florida, because he seems more likely to beat Romney right now than Santorum. However, if Newt can’t win Florida, I wish he’d drop out and give Santorum a shot at bringing the conservatives together.

As a Santorum, backer I agree with you. But I believe Romney is unstoppable. The Republican establishment like Scotland Yard nearly always gets its man.

6 posted on 01/28/2012 12:27:52 PM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum in the unlikely event he is still on the April 3 ballot.)
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To: maggief

That’s the spirit! Newt remembers Reagan in ‘76. Loss after loss, then he gained steam in NC. Newt has steam already, in SC. Long way to go.


7 posted on 01/28/2012 12:28:14 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: maggief

Newt, just forget the negative ads, forget how much money Romney has in Swiss bank accounts, ignore the ankle biters - and speak as you can so eloquently in defense of conservative principles. Act as if the Republican Party were actually the standard-bearer of conservatism, as it should be.

Conservatism - works every time it’s tried.


8 posted on 01/28/2012 12:29:10 PM PST by bigbob
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To: maggief
Cong RomBot trolls:

"It's a free country," Gingrich said when asked by reporters about the presence of Romney endorsers at his events. Minutes earlier, Reps. Connie Mack and Charlie Bass were mixing with journalists and trashing his electability on behalf of Mitt Romney ... Gingrich said, "The term desperation comes to mind."

9 posted on 01/28/2012 12:30:09 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: maggief

Woo hoo!! Go, Newt!!

Rebellion is ON!!


10 posted on 01/28/2012 12:32:20 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: maggief

Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, poses for photographs with the Wanamaker Trophy after a campaign event at The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
11 posted on 01/28/2012 12:33:05 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: maggief

I guess Rotney is not ignoring Nevada, got his hit-piece in the mail today.

He reaches allllll the waaaay back to 1985 to find “Conservative” people to quote in his attck.

Repeats the misleading $300,000 ethics violation charge.

Claims republicans forced Gingrich out as speaker.

His sources are printed too small to read without a microscope.

Does not really matter, Newt has flaws, but Rotney is the Frankenstien monster!

No way do I vote for that gun grabbing POS!


12 posted on 01/28/2012 12:34:22 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: maggief

Make sure you take extra bug spray and rodent killer with you Mr G.


13 posted on 01/28/2012 12:36:07 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: maggief
GO NEWT!

14 posted on 01/28/2012 12:37:20 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: FReepers
GO NEWT!!!

GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

Rebellion is ON! Please Donate!

15 posted on 01/28/2012 12:38:49 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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Click

House Minority Whip Gingrich and 7th District congressional candidate
Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River on
April 15, 1994, as part of a "Taxpayer's Tea party" in Roswell, Georgia.
GO NEWT!
GO FREE REPUBLIC!!!

16 posted on 01/28/2012 12:39:20 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Red Steel

Connie Mack and Charlie Bass....two RINOs if there ever were.


17 posted on 01/28/2012 12:40:00 PM PST by CASchack
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To: maggief

Has anyone else noticed that “Romney surrogates” seem almost......cult-like? Along with this whole shadowy Romeny disinformation squad... they even turned Ann Coulter into a Stepford wife.

Creepy.

Obama’s backers must be licking their chops. They get Romney nominated, then the MEdia poodles will destroy him and beliefs of the mormon church...probably one of the more significant impediments to marxist domestic takeover since the mormons fight well and with committment and are self-sufficient if they have to be.


18 posted on 01/28/2012 12:40:26 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: maggief

Has anyone else noticed that “Romney surrogates” seem almost......cult-like? Along with this whole shadowy Romney disinformation squad... they even turned Ann Coulter into a Stepford wife.

Creepy.

Obama’s backers must be licking their chops. They get Romney nominated, then the MEdia poodles will destroy him and beliefs of the mormon church...probably one of the more significant impediments to marxist domestic takeover since the mormons fight well and with committment and are self-sufficient if they have to be.


19 posted on 01/28/2012 12:40:48 PM PST by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common- Voltaire)
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To: maggief

“People ask me what can we do about getting more jobs in America? And the answer is: defeat Barack Obama!” Gingrich began. “People say what can we do about housing foreclosure problem in Florida? The answer is defeat Barack Obama! People ask about the price of gasoline and the answer is: defeat Barack Obama!”

I’m very happy to see Mr. Gingrich taking this tack. He has to focus on why we need him to be our President instead of Obama.

If the American people voted Obama, and his crowd of radicals into office to strip us of our Constitution, then he is doing as American’s asked him to do. I know, and you know this is NOT what American’s asked for. Obama played the Trojan Horse, and now we have to fight like “H” to get the whole mess turned around. We need a leader with the experience, the guts, and the self worth to produce the results we need.

IT AIN’T ROMNEY, or his ilk. Newt IS the only one with the experience, the guts, and the belief in himself, and the American people to get the job done.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 12:44:19 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: silverleaf

“Has anyone else noticed that “Romney surrogates” seem almost......cult-like?”

His is a close-knit cult.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 12:44:32 PM PST by maggief
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Remember who it was who started the policy of having all congressmen do earmarks. It wasn’t Rick Santorum.

Santorum, hated as he was for Toomey, was considered more conservative than Newt Gingrich back in May. Nowadays it seems “more conservative” is defined as “polling better against Romney”.

I have no doubt that if Santorum was polling better than Newt, 80% of FR would be supporting Santorum, and calling Newt a moderate.


22 posted on 01/28/2012 12:46:27 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

So the front runner ABR candidate should drop out to let the last place ABR candidate TRY to beat Mittens? Sounds kind of kookie to me. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?


23 posted on 01/28/2012 12:46:27 PM PST by GrandmaPatriot
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To: maggief

I think Newt will have it won before the convention. The Rombot liars will have morphed into crazed banshees by then.


24 posted on 01/28/2012 12:49:29 PM PST by pallis
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To: maggief

Newt Gingrich President!!!!!!!!!!!


25 posted on 01/28/2012 12:58:43 PM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord)
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To: silverleaf

Even the surrogates are a bad take on one of Gingrich’s promises - that if Obama refuses to debate him, he’d show up within four hours after every Obama speech and issue a rebuttal.

But being typical Romney, Romney is (a) not doing it himself and (b) attracting no audience. You never read about Romney’s appearances - because it would be too embarrassing for the press to have to report it.


26 posted on 01/28/2012 1:00:43 PM PST by livius
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Pssst...there’s a reason Santorum’s not polling well. Nobody likes him.


27 posted on 01/28/2012 1:01:53 PM PST by livius
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To: Theodore R.

“The Republican establishment like Scotland Yard nearly always gets its man.”

That was before “tea-partiers!”


28 posted on 01/28/2012 1:02:00 PM PST by old school
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To: cotton1706

I think Newt’s going do great in Florida.

Take it to the convention if you have to!!


29 posted on 01/28/2012 1:08:54 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

>> Santorum is not conservative.

Santorum is a big government statist. I respect his accomplishments, but he takes himself too seriously for an individual that desires the Presidency.


30 posted on 01/28/2012 1:09:41 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: livius

He has to learn how to be combative without sounding too plaintive (whiney, if you will). He has to be composed and be a fire-breather at the same time. I don’t know if it’s in him. I don’t dislike him. Romney, I don’t like!


31 posted on 01/28/2012 1:26:02 PM PST by old school
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To: bigbob
After the last debate, it occurred to me that Newt's response to the question Blitzer posed to Romney (right after Santorum "blitzed" him for pitting Mitt and Newt against each) should have been:

"There you go again!"

Maybe someone can whisper in Newt's ear that the next time a moderator tries to do what Wolife did, or the next time Romeny starts accusing him of stuff, he should quietly shake his head and use that line.

Think it could bring the audience to their feet, and bring down the house (and maybe with it the "house of cards" the Rino's are using to stack the deck against Newt).

I can dream, can't I?

32 posted on 01/28/2012 1:28:23 PM PST by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

The guy who is within ten points of Romney should drop out and let the guy trailing by 30 points have the race? Seems illogical.


33 posted on 01/28/2012 1:29:52 PM PST by riri
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To: rockinqsranch

"People ask me what can we do about getting more jobs in America? And the answer is: defeat Barack Obama!

People say what can we do about housing foreclosure problem in Florida? The answer is: defeat Barack Obama!

People ask about the price of gasoline and the answer is: defeat Barack Obama!"

-- Newt Gingrich 1-28-2012

34 posted on 01/28/2012 1:33:01 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: Loyal Sedition
Romney's expected to win NV because of a large Mormon population.

That's one reason Newt winning FL is so crucial to keeping the nomination fight going. Feb has few debates and several Romney-favorable locations.

35 posted on 01/28/2012 1:34:38 PM PST by newzjunkey (a FL win returns Romney to the "inevitability" path.)
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To: maggief
As a Ron Paul supporter, I prefer that Gingrich win Florida. That way, Romney doesn't get them. Florida is not awarding delegates proportionally.

Romney and Paul are on the ballot in all 50 states. Gingrich and Santorum are not.

It's mathematically impossible for Santorum to win outright, and extremely unlikely that Gingrich could do so, because he's not running a full slate of delegates in all states (even in ones where he's on the ballot,) delegates will be awarded proportionally in most states (so even losers get delegates, and the winner doesn't get all of them,) he has far less money that either Romney or Paul, his campaign organization is nowhere near as capable and competent as are those of Romney and Paul, he polls substantially worse against Obama than do either Romney or Paul, and his negatives are much higher nationally.

36 posted on 01/28/2012 1:40:11 PM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Santorum had an unusually good night Thursday because he was free to land haymakers with no fear of being hit back. This allowed him to be uncharacteristically relaxed. Normally, he is more wooden and tense. Large numbers of people haven’t warmed to him. I think many here would take Rick over Romney, but he has no chance to win. Therefore, Newt is the best choice of this bunch.


37 posted on 01/28/2012 1:41:30 PM PST by CASchack
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To: maggief
Well, I hope that sends a message to those who need to hear that Florida is not the culmination of the Mitt Romney coronation.

This is not over by far, though the powerful want us to think that this is it for Gingrich.

38 posted on 01/28/2012 1:47:57 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Red Steel

From what I read..

Bass was asked by Hammond, a Gringrich guy at the event:

“Congressman, do regret asking Newt for his endorsement this year?”

Hypocrites!


39 posted on 01/28/2012 2:00:32 PM PST by berdie
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To: CharlesWayneCT

How about rick drop out,seeing he isn’t even trying, so we can seriously beat Romney?

This isn’t affirmative action. He had his chance, and now it’s time for him to stop wasting time and resources for a vanity run.

And it is time for his supporters to stop acting like vultures, hoping for a Romney win to justify him staying in.


40 posted on 01/28/2012 2:04:27 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: maggief

Since I seem to always being down about Newt, I’ll say that I really liked his sentiment in the last paragraph. That’s what I want to hear from now until the election.


41 posted on 01/28/2012 2:35:32 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Clearly wrong headed. If Santorum dropped out Newt would walk away with it.

Santorum can’t win and all he’s doing now is drawing votes from Newt and I have a feeling IT’S ON PURPOSE!

JB


42 posted on 01/28/2012 2:38:11 PM PST by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: onyx

Even if need be as third party candidate.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 2:43:45 PM PST by pennboricua
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To: VanDeKoik

‘Vanity Run’ is right. Step out now, Rick before Tuesday.


44 posted on 01/28/2012 2:57:46 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

If the front-runner proves to have a solid ceiling that is too low to beat Romney, what do YOU suggest?

It could well be that Gingrich cannot get the support of more than 40% of the electorate. If those 40% are all willing to support ANYBODY to beat Romney, while the Santorum supporters just can’t support Newt, then if Gingrich drops out, Santorum gets more votes than Gingrich would have.

I don’t think this would really work, because everybody loves their own candidate and hates the other candidates, but that is how the math WOULD work.

And in fact, it does happen many times, where the person say who gets the “most votes” in the first round at a convention can’t win the convention, because as others drop out, none of their support goes to the “front-runner”.

Newt won South Carolina. If he can’t carry that momentum into Florida and beat Romney, why do you think he can beat Romney elsewhere?

Remember that support for Gingrich is based not on “we all love Gingrich”, but rather “he’s polling the best”. It’s circular — if we all decided he couldn’t win, Gingrich would NOT poll best.

Or, we could keep supporting him as he loses state after state, until it is too late for anybody, and then we can all wonder what could have been.

Santorum would have been the next person to get the “wave” of voters — except the wave, the swarm, panicked because votes were taken, and decided that Gingrich was their last stop. Before that it was Bachman, then Perry, then Cain.

Hopefully Gingrich can get back to the positive message that got him the lead, and he can win Florida.


45 posted on 01/28/2012 3:02:43 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CASchack

But that assumes he can actually win primaries. He isn’t the “best choice” if he loses the election.

It’s fine to say “Santorum has no chance to win, so Newt is the best choice”. But if Newt loses Florida, how can you say he is the one who can win?


46 posted on 01/28/2012 3:06:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: VanDeKoik

Actually, Santorum “dropping out” to help out Newt is really a lot like “affirmative action”.


47 posted on 01/28/2012 3:07:35 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: maggief; Jim Robinson; All
"I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination."

He can do this ONLY with our money, advocacy and votes.

He'll never get the money, advocacy or votes of the GOP-e, never. Nor of any of the institutions of Washington or New York. Nor of the Intellectual elite.

It's on us.

First he needs our money.

Donate. $50, $100. It's the best investment you'll ever make.

Do it now.

48 posted on 01/28/2012 3:07:49 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: cotton1706
"Reagan in ‘76"

If Reagan had stood true in 76 as he did in 80 he would have won then.

One of his great political lessons was the mistake he made yeilding to establishment and press excoriation over being too radical and then announcing he would pick the commie Richard Schultz Schweiker of PA, a man not unlike GHW Bush or Romney today.

At the time not all delegates to the convention were sent by popular vote and the Republican delegation of Mississippi to switch to Ford and hand him the nomination.

Reagan never made that mistake again.

49 posted on 01/28/2012 3:20:18 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: maggief

Yessirree Mr. Newt. Press On. My money’s behind you. President Romney you wont have my approbation. Sorry. That you could be LDS and this liberal is jaw dropping. and very disappointing


50 posted on 01/28/2012 3:25:38 PM PST by CARTOUCHE (Vote with your wallet. I did. Newt needs the money to beat back the Romney scourge.)
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