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Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid
AP News ^ | 28 Jan 2012 | PHILIP ELLIOTT

Posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:06 AM PST by mandaladon

Edited on 01/29/2012 6:36:46 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain threw his support behind Newt Gingrich Saturday night, providing the former House speaker with a late boost just days before Florida's primary.

Cain, a tea party favorite, endorsed his fellow Georgian at a GOP fundraiser Saturday calling him "a patriot."


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cain; elections; florida; hermancain; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich
Good news!!!
1 posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:15 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

aka “When should I send my resume?”


2 posted on 01/29/2012 6:36:15 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mandaladon

It was a pleasant surprise to watch that event last night. Wouldn’t have thought there were that many Newtists in PB, to give him a warm reception.

Now if only Palin and Santorum would endorse him, there might be a decent chance of a win there.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 6:40:49 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: Sacajaweau
aka “When should I send my resume?”

uh-oh, posts failing to fully endorse the philandering, gun-grabbing, big government, global warming loving Newt as the second coming of Reagan are ripe for removal.

4 posted on 01/29/2012 6:41:15 AM PST by mike-zed
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To: mandaladon

IMO, I don’t think it will matter much. His supporters are probably over to Newt anyway.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 6:43:05 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually, an unprincipled, opportunistic whore would put money on Willard the Lib right now. They have.


6 posted on 01/29/2012 6:46:14 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: duckman

It is intersting because Cain tread lightly around Romney. I suspected he was looking for an appointment.


7 posted on 01/29/2012 6:47:27 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Lady Lucky
Now if only Palin and Santorum would endorse him, there might be a decent chance of a win there.

She kind of did last night.

Sarah Palin: 'Rage against the machine, vote for Newt, annoy a liberal [VIDEO]

8 posted on 01/29/2012 6:49:12 AM PST by Isara
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To: mandaladon
Cain conforms to the Buckley rule. I voted for Santorum here in SC cause he still had a chance then.

But now Newt is the most conservative candidate who can win and the all out multi-million dollar smear campaign against the former Speaker has both the evil Left and the treasonous GOP RINO establishment WORKING TOGETHER to stop Newt and anoint the mendacious Mitt.

Sarah Palin said last night, “Annoy a liberal vote for Newt” and she was talking about the liberals in BOTH parties.

9 posted on 01/29/2012 6:53:00 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: mandaladon
Here's the full video of it yesterday. http://ow.ly/8K3PT

PS: don't confuse the Ron Paul ad at the top from the video. Ron Paul's been flooding the internet with anti-Newt ads all weekend.

10 posted on 01/29/2012 6:57:34 AM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: mandaladon
My Main Man Herman. . . . .
Done Good. . . . .
11 posted on 01/29/2012 6:57:41 AM PST by DeaconRed (Cold War Veteran. . . . US Army Security Agency 1964-1968)
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To: Sacajaweau; mike-zed

Ya’ felt that same way about Perry’s endorsement, too, did ya’?


12 posted on 01/29/2012 6:59:18 AM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Voter#537
My Main Man Herman. . . . .
Done Good. . . . .

Done real good....

13 posted on 01/29/2012 7:00:22 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Isara

Yeah, kinda. If only she’d come right out with it...that’s one of the things I liked best about Palin. Straight shooting.


14 posted on 01/29/2012 7:00:31 AM PST by Lady Lucky (A tea party in name only is worse than no tea party at all.)
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To: mandaladon

Excellent news.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 7:10:45 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
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To: 1010RD

“It is intersting because Cain tread lightly around Romney.”

IMO I think Newt and Cain “tied-the-knot” after their Lincoln Douglas debate.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 7:11:51 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: mike-zed

Kiss your ass goodbye...


17 posted on 01/29/2012 7:12:32 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: mandaladon

Way to go Herman!!! Looks like Palin is also stepping up the Newt support. Maybe there is hope yet.


18 posted on 01/29/2012 7:13:37 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mandaladon

good


19 posted on 01/29/2012 7:14:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Psalm 144
Actually, an unprincipled, opportunistic whore would put money on Willard the Lib right now.

And she's such a pretty lady until the b!tch opens her mouth.

20 posted on 01/29/2012 7:17:17 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: duckman

I agree. When Cain got MSM’d, I, as a volunteer for Cain, went to Newt as well as Cain’s CA. chairperson.


21 posted on 01/29/2012 7:19:03 AM PST by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: Sidebar Moderator
WTH? Why did you ban "mike-zed" for his comment? Not that I really support what he said in that post, but banning a guy for griping about Newt's past? Really? And there's nothing in the guy's posting history that would suggest he's some Romney supporter either.
22 posted on 01/29/2012 7:20:59 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Sidebar Moderator; GOP_Party_Animal
I agree with GOP_Party_Animal. I didn't agree with mike-zed’s post either, but if we run from these issues now, we'll be blindsided by them in November.
23 posted on 01/29/2012 7:26:25 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
WTH? Why did you ban "mike-zed" for his comment? Not that I really support what he said in that post, but banning a guy for griping about Newt's past? Really? And there's nothing in the guy's posting history that would suggest he's some Romney supporter either.

It's a private owned/run forum and it has a specific agenda - foster debate/discussion to promote ideas and philosophies about Freedom and restoration of a Constitutional Representative Republic. The poster did neither and there are many watering down the ranks.

FR ain't public school where PC "tolerance" can be mandated and neither should it be.

24 posted on 01/29/2012 7:29:09 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: mandaladon

I don’t think this will do anything as far as the race is concerned most of his supporters were already in Newt’s corner. It may have helped a little if he had done it right after dropping out


25 posted on 01/29/2012 7:34:18 AM PST by ontap
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To: mandaladon

Thanks to Mr. Cain for not making fools out of those of us who supported him. Better late than never.


26 posted on 01/29/2012 7:38:50 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Rose colored blinders are on sale everywhere. In some places as much as 70 percent off. I suggest buying two pairs.


27 posted on 01/29/2012 7:39:50 AM PST by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: commonguymd

Why are you attacking me? Because I want to refute the anti-Newt arguments now, rather than being blindsided by them at the last minute in November?


28 posted on 01/29/2012 7:41:55 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: trebb
Part of fostering that debate and discussion is to talk about a potential nominee's weaknesses in the general election. Again, I'm neutral about "mike-zed"'s comments, but he was merely pointing out truth. Newt's past is going to be an issue.

Secondly, FR is indeed a private site. But it is supported by donations from its users like me, and possibly the guy that was just pointlessly banned. I like debating with Paultards and those who supported various candidates I didn't like. It sharpens my conservatism and makes me a better voter. Also, I'm fine with clearing out RINOs out of FR - they are not conservatives, but banning this guy was wrong.

29 posted on 01/29/2012 7:42:18 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Georgia Girl 2
there is hope yet

(imho) the best hope for America and all Americans (and this planet) is the defeat of the zer0. Miracles do happen, though (imho) it will take no miracle to defeat zer0. zer0 has supplied and continues to supply us with too much ammo to turn the vote to a rout. zer0 and his minions will remember their defeat for the ammo is there to make it historic. (imho)

30 posted on 01/29/2012 7:49:19 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Are you dense??? Good grief. How many steel plates in the Brain? That was sarcasm dolt to show agreement with you. Why I even bother is beyond me. Sigh.


31 posted on 01/29/2012 7:58:02 AM PST by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Sidebar Moderator
Thank you ... Based on

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2839550/posts

I would have pulled the plug too.

32 posted on 01/29/2012 7:59:40 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: commonguymd

I guess I was.:-( Apologies for taking it the wrong way.


33 posted on 01/29/2012 8:00:37 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Lady Lucky

Somethings got to be done to stop Romney! If only some serious Tea Party Conservative/s would come forward and say/threaten...If Romney is the Nominee I am running as a independent.

That could have an affect


34 posted on 01/29/2012 8:08:32 AM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

It’s ok. Sorry I got mad. You only need wear those here. I didn’t mean you need them all the time. Vetting is important. Do it now so it loses impact down the road. We should be attacking Romney and we are and that’s great. If Gingrich wins this nomination and he just might, I want these tired stories and lies being just that. Tired and old when the race begins against Obama. But to hide from them is folly. We will coelese down the road regardless behind him. A vigorous primary is key to me.


35 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:23 AM PST by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: duckman
IMO, I don’t think it will matter much. His supporters are probably over to Newt anyway

Yeah, Cain was my candidate, I'm on board with Newt now. I admit I wasn't crazy about it before and NOT because I suported Romney, I was hoping someone else might come along. Sarah endorsed him, too. So now theat we are all agreed why doesn't Mitt just go home..?

36 posted on 01/29/2012 8:18:41 AM PST by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Part of fostering that debate and discussion is to talk about a potential nominee's weaknesses in the general election. Again, I'm neutral about "mike-zed"'s comments, but he was merely pointing out truth. Newt's past is going to be an issue.

Actually, his post {uh-oh, posts failing to fully endorse the philandering, gun-grabbing, big government, global warming loving Newt as the second coming of Reagan are ripe for removal. } was a one-line screed, based on questinable "facts" and were also aimed at the Admin who removed him. In short, his slam about folks espousing "uncomforming" inputs being booted became a self-fulfilling prophesie. The Admins allow all sorts of points of view and rarely boot someone because they stir debate. This guy didn't stir debate and he insulted the integrity of the Mods - why should they ignore the slap to prove him worng? To leave him would be an acknowledgement of what isn't true and would serve no purp[ose unless they think we should all act as libs want us to act when they say something bad and then claim it to be bad manners to acknowledge their duplicity. If he hadn't made the remark directly against the Mods, I would be surprised if he was still with us.

It's akin to a guest in my home stating an opinion I don't agree with. If that's the only issue, he remains welcome. if cals me a thoughtless a$$hole too, he can put his coat on after he exits.

37 posted on 01/29/2012 8:22:17 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Friendofgeorge

That could have an affect

??? Most likely the wrong affect. Think Perot who made it possible for Clinton to slip in there with 39%. That would be enough to put Obama back in office if the vote is split.
Third party is the last resort and we are far away from that with only 3 states in.


38 posted on 01/29/2012 8:51:10 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: mandaladon

Wish Cain was still running. Good that he’s backing Newt though.


39 posted on 01/29/2012 9:07:49 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: cardinal4

Bfl


40 posted on 01/29/2012 9:21:38 AM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: duckman
IMO I think Newt and Cain “tied-the-knot” after their Lincoln Douglas debate.

Agreed and I personally believe that Mr. Cain wanted to help Mr. Newt get some traction because Mr. Newt was trailing behind the pack while Mr. Cain was the "frontrunner". They are friends and they were very respectful towards each other in that debate but it was pretty clear that Mr. Newt is much more knowledgeable in many things involving the function of government.

As a side note, I sure wish he hadn't blamed Rick Perry for that mess and I hope he will apologize to Mr. Perry for that because it's becoming quite apparent that Mitt Romney had something to do with that so-called "sexual harassment" and "lying non-mistress" crap, given his "scorched earth" tactics with Mr. Newt.

41 posted on 01/29/2012 9:48:16 AM PST by Sister_T
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To: mandaladon

I hope that Herman Cain has the opportunity to speak before many groups of people on behalf of Newt before Tuesday! I would much rather that he speak on his own qualifications, of course, but ABR! Anyone But Romney!


42 posted on 01/29/2012 10:35:36 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: mandaladon

I hope that Herman Cain has the opportunity to speak before many groups of people on behalf of Newt before Tuesday! I would much rather that he speak on his own qualifications, of course, but ABR! Anyone But Romney!


43 posted on 01/29/2012 10:35:57 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Lady Lucky

As a paid FNC contributor, she’s probably gone as far as she legally can in subtly endorsing Newt without violating her contract. It’s also likely why Todd officially endorsed Newt.

Sometimes you have to read between the not-so-subtle lines, ya know? It’s pretty obvious, given all she’s said lately, that Sarah endorses Newt.


44 posted on 01/29/2012 4:35:02 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Leep

I must have not made my point very well... I was suggesting that the THREAT of a true Tea Party Conservative, big named person,running as a indy, would prompt people to reconsider voting for Romney.

If detectability in their minds is the reason they are voting Romney? Then they better re think because POPULAR TEA PARTY PERSON (fill in the blank) is promising to run as a independent if Romney is the nominee.

Under that threat, Romney is not very electable, as you say the vote is split.

But beside that...How do we know if Romney elected is better than Obama? If Romney wins the WH he will not owe Social Conservatives Tea Party folks anything, it will be moderates that elected him.

What reason would there be for him to appoint anything but moderate liberal judges to the Supreme Court?

If he wins the WH, his best chance of being re elected might just be to go with his Mass liberal agenda.

If Romney wins, the Tea Party will have failed


45 posted on 01/29/2012 7:19:26 PM PST by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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