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Gingrich Makes a Justifiable Call Not to Call
Yahoo News ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | By Bob Bartleby

Posted on 02/01/2012 2:30:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson

COMMENTARY | Former House Speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich isn't conceding anything. Despite that, according to Fox News, Mitt Romney routed Gingrich in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary election, Gingrich isn't conceding the race. "We are going to contest every place, and we are going to win, and we will be in Tampa as the nominee in August," Gingrich said. Not only was the former Speaker not congratulatory in his speech following the polls closing in Florida, but according to CNN, he also didn't phone Romney to concede and congratulate him on his win, a long-standing tradition among rival candidates.

While some might question Gingrich's choice to ignore protocol, I'm left scratching my head and wondering why he would even be expected to make such a humiliating call to a man he clearly loathes. "We're not that stupid, and Mitt's not that clever," quipped Gingrich earlier in the week, according to HT Politics.

And it's not just Gingrich's behavior toward Romney that I've observed, there's also the fact that according to the Free Republic, 92 percent of ads in Florida have been negative instead of substantive.

Florida was a knock-down, drag out, bloody punching match in which the winner outspent the loser by a considerable stash of cash. The notion the loser would come out of the fight with any words for his opponent other than an instruction manual in the finer art of self-copulation is unrealistic, and frankly would have been completely disingenuous...

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: elections; fl; gingrich; newt
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Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!

We are the resistance!!

1 posted on 02/01/2012 2:30:23 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Good! I approve, and I will NEVER vote for that Romney insect, who stayed in a Paris PALACE for his “mission”.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 2:32:31 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Jim Robinson

Good for him!


3 posted on 02/01/2012 2:33:43 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Jim Robinson

I really don’t understand why one would call for a specific primary. A congratulatory call makes sense at the end of a race, not at each mile post along the way.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 2:36:42 PM PST by RygelXVI
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To: ColdOne

I can’t agree.

Calling the winner to congratulate him is a longstanding traidtion and one rooted in “healing” the various rifts, at least on a personal level, once a nominee is chosen.

Calling in this case “concedes” nothing. It simply respects a tradition that has been helpful in bringing together the party after the race is over.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 2:39:09 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Jim Robinson

“And it’s not just Gingrich’s behavior toward Romney that I’ve observed, there’s also the fact that according to the Free Republic, 92 percent of ads in Florida have been negative instead of substantive. “

GO NEWT, GO FREE REPUBLIC!

“So, Gingrich didn’t play nice after the fight. So what? At least he’s not packing weaponry. “

Great Article!


6 posted on 02/01/2012 2:39:09 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen to dat.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 2:39:20 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Hey RNC, nice scorched earth strategy Sherman would be proud.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m at the point now that if Romney wins the nomination I would encourage Newt to run as an independent.

I would rather have a GOP controlled congress opposing Obama at every turn than a GOP controlled congress going along with Romney’s liberal agenda.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 2:39:40 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson
"Mitt, congratulations for lying about me and attacking my character during your quest for victory in Florida."

Newt made the better choice not to call.

9 posted on 02/01/2012 2:42:34 PM PST by CASchack
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To: fightinJAG

Romney is a scumbag! He is not worthy of courtesy from Newt after his scorched earth campaign of lies and smears!


10 posted on 02/01/2012 2:43:07 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Jim Robinson
Just curious, does Romney make such ‘polite” phone calls when he does not win? Did Romney call Newt or Santorum, with any “congratulations”??

I do not know the answer.

11 posted on 02/01/2012 2:43:07 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: Jim Robinson

Did Romney call after South Carolina?


12 posted on 02/01/2012 2:43:47 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Jim Robinson
46 States have yet to vote but "They" want to call Mutt the nominee already.

I like Santorum but it's a two man fight it seems and he should bail out.

With Newt pressuring him, I don't know if he'd get Santorum's support once he does drop out?

13 posted on 02/01/2012 2:45:58 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: fightinJAG

It might be a tradition in the case of an honorable win...but this was nothing of the sort. Romney is not an honorable man.


14 posted on 02/01/2012 2:46:12 PM PST by livius
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To: Jim Robinson

Hmmmm... sounds to me like Romney is whining.

“Boo hoo, he didn’t call me!!!”


15 posted on 02/01/2012 2:48:20 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Jim Robinson
Yahoo News citing FR as a source? That's pretty darn cool!

As for the missing phone call? It makes me happy. Newt has pledged his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor. That's enough. He might offend Emily Post by having a little dirt under his fingernails in-between rest stops along the road. Good.

16 posted on 02/01/2012 2:49:04 PM PST by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Good for him, after the way Romney and the establishment has acted then I will never vote for their guy if RINO gets the nomination.

Of course we now have a couple of posters on another thread saying that we are now voting for obama if we do not vote for Romney. Never saw that coming, sarc>


17 posted on 02/01/2012 2:50:45 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: fightinJAG

Sometimes it’s necessary to stand for principle. Can’t imagine that he could congratulate Romney with all the negatives that he has advertised.

There are limits. Don’t really like Newt’s statements but also don’t like Romney’s statements during this campaign.

To congratulate him after this would be disingenuous.


18 posted on 02/01/2012 2:51:17 PM PST by Deagle
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To: fightinJAG
Calling in this case “concedes” nothing. It simply respects a tradition that has been helpful in bringing together the party after the race is over.

Your statement just BEGS the questions... What RESPECT was given to Gingrich from Oromney in Florida? Honestly?

What has Oromney done to show that he even cares about what we (true conservatives) think of him?

Oromney is perfectly comfortable with alienating MOST conservatives with disgusting mischarectorations and outright lies about Gingrich. He wants to win SOOOOoooo badly that he is willing to burn everything around him to the ground in order to claim ONE STATES delegates...

To hell with that Obama wannabe elitist snob and he should consider himself damn lucky that Newt doesn't punch Oromney in the nose the next time they are face to face.

I will be writing in Newt Gingrich on my ballot this November. Oromney will NEVER get my vote.

19 posted on 02/01/2012 2:53:38 PM PST by bayliving (3 if by Washington D.C.)
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To: Jim Robinson
What Romney wants is to be president -- not serve the country.
20 posted on 02/01/2012 2:54:46 PM PST by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Jim Robinson

Approx. 53% of Florida Voters, VOTED AGAINST ROMNEY.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 2:59:26 PM PST by annieokie
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To: Jim Robinson

I wouldnt call someone who was just going to crow either...

Being gracious in defeat is one thing...

being gracious in “victory” is also important...

Romney lacks the manners to be humble...


22 posted on 02/01/2012 3:04:10 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: fightinJAG

>>>Calling the winner to congratulate him is a longstanding traidtion and one rooted in “healing” the various rifts, at least on a personal level,

If Willard weren’t a lying bag of excrement, there’d be no rifts.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 3:04:17 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m trying to remember if Willard called Newt in SC. I don’t think so.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 3:04:42 PM 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: fightinJAG

Romney’s Rino rift is a bridge too far for the Newt or any candidate to overcome with a phone call. Life in the US is not business as usual.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 3:07:17 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: manc

Of course we now have a couple of posters on another thread saying that we are now voting for obama if we do not vote for Romney. Never saw that coming, sarc>
_______________________________________

Yes

2008 redux


26 posted on 02/01/2012 3:08:34 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: SaraJohnson

Romney and the establishment over played their cards due to their ignorance to the base.
When they need the base like in my state they think we will all come out and vote for their guy , yea right after what they have done and acted.

I’;ve had it with Romney , he went way too far, the attacks by FOX, Coulter etc will not be forgotten, hell the establishment was dragging out Dole of all people


27 posted on 02/01/2012 3:10:04 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Nana
Your tagline is very true
I spent some time up in MA and many of those who called themselves republicans are liberals down here.
Sadly we have had many move to the middle and the southern part of our state and they tipped it for Romney


28 posted on 02/01/2012 3:11:41 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: fightinJAG

Calling the winner to congratulate him is a longstanding traidtion and one rooted in “healing” the various rifts, at least on a personal level, once a nominee is chosen.
_________________________________________

Willie Mitty is not your normal garden variety candidate...


29 posted on 02/01/2012 3:13:24 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: manc

Its something Newt said a few days ago...


30 posted on 02/01/2012 3:14:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: Tennessee Nana

well he got that right for sure.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 3:21:51 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: manc

I agree that Romney went too far.

I was willing to hold my nose and vote for that despicable Romney if he wins the nomination, but I swear I just don’t know if I can. It will feel (to me) just EXACTLY as though I was voting for obama. *shudder*

He has shown his mettle, and he is a pathetic, vicious, lying, mean, intellectually dishonest manipulator. He gloats also. I can’t bear him.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 3:24:30 PM PST by Ladysforest
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To: fightinJAG

Romney is an asshole ... that’s why Newt didn’t congratulate the Mormon S.O.B. ...


33 posted on 02/01/2012 3:25:08 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Ladysforest

same for me.

Being in this state and seeing how Newt was attacked and even after NEWT said lets call for no more attacks Romney just ignored him at the debate.

Romney cannot win on a republican issue because he has never done anything republican let alone conservative so he just lies and attacks and then gets his dogs out to attack with him.
I’ve had it with him and seeing him saying we need to unite against obama made me sick.
He seriously thinks after the way he has acted we shoudl all forget it so he can get to the white house.

The establishment would never support Newt or Cain etc and i see no reason to back their guy now.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 3:27:46 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: fightinJAG

“It simply respects a tradition that has been helpful in bringing together the party after the race is over.”

I disagree, JAG.

Why in the world would we want “come together” with a bunch of elitist insects who don’t want us, hate us and called us every name in the book? What these DC pigs are doing is not creating a path for long-term friendship.

Both Bushes insulted us, as did McCain and now Romney.

We have, as a divorce lawyer might say, irreconcilable differences.


35 posted on 02/01/2012 3:29:33 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Jim Robinson

36 posted on 02/01/2012 3:31:49 PM PST by McGruff (46 States To Go)
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To: fightinJAG
Calling would have justified the scorched earth tactic.

-PJ

37 posted on 02/01/2012 3:34:47 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
I would rather have a GOP controlled congress opposing Obama at every turn than a GOP controlled congress going along with Romney’s liberal agenda.

If Romney is the nominee and if we don't have another presidential candidate to vote for via the independent route, we could very well lose the house and fail to take over the senate. People need someone to vote FOR. They won't show up merely to vote against, at least not enough to make the difference.

38 posted on 02/01/2012 3:34:47 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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To: Jim Robinson
That would had been a phone call to be listening in on hehe. Hi, Mitt, I see you won Florida by using all of that money to get your lies about me. See in you the other states—.

At my polling place, I saw more Newt signs (about 100 yds back which is the appropriate thing to do) Zero, for Romney. The poll workers heard a lot of complaints. They are not suppose to comment or say anything. Six of us were complaining about Romney saying to them the party was fractured. We would not back him in the general. Two supporters of Ron Paul hippies (like the Wall Street gang) tried to vote as a democrat for Ron Paul. Boy, when they checked his and her DL to see they were not registered republicans, they threw a hissy fit. Many of us laughed. They would not give it up until the deputy (off duty) came by to ask what he could do.

39 posted on 02/01/2012 3:35:28 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: Sybeck1
Did Romney call after South Carolina?

He says he did.

“Newt didn’t call after Iowa or New Hampshire,” Gov. Romney revealed. “I called him after South Carolina, his win there, but he didn’t call last night. The other candidates all called. I don’t know. I guess Speaker Gingrich doesn’t have our phone number.”source

40 posted on 02/01/2012 3:36:36 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: manc

Don’t worry. If Romney gets the nomination, he’ll soon become persona non grata in this country. You see, Obama doesn’t have a good record to run on either, so he’ll be spending all of his $1 billion on negative personal ads.

That prick Romney is feeling pretty smug about the vicious sliming he put on Newt. But he’ll get his comeuppance at the hands of Obama and those nasty Dems, who *really* know how to slime someone.

The suspense of the election will be to see by just how much Romney loses to what should have been one of the GOP’s easiest presidential opponents since Jimmy Carter.


41 posted on 02/01/2012 3:36:58 PM PST by kevao
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To: fightinJAG
Calling the winner to congratulate him is a longstanding traidtion and one rooted in “healing” the various rifts, at least on a personal level, once a nominee is chosen.

Calling in this case “concedes” nothing. It simply respects a tradition that has been helpful in bringing together the party after the race is over.


So wait, candidates are supposed to call every winner after every primary/caucus in the primaries?

As far as "bringing together the party", Romney is doing everything possible to divide and conquer the party. He is as much a danger to Conservatives as Obama is.
42 posted on 02/01/2012 3:38:29 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: fightinJAG

I also beg to disagree. This will hurt Newt. I’m not sure that Newt will even win another primary.


43 posted on 02/01/2012 3:38:34 PM PST by sand lake bar (You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.)
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To: fightinJAG

“Calling in this case “concedes” nothing. It simply respects a tradition that has been helpful in bringing together the party after the race is over.”

Nuts!!! I might expect this “lets all get along nonsense” from a lawyer. You remind me of the Navy lawyer that showed up in Australia at the end of WWII to tell my dad that he was going to be court marshaled for “tampering with Bureau of Ships Design” because to get a critical part for Halsey’s PT boats (which could not be shipped to the theater from the US) he made changes which allowed the part to be made locally. I’m done with “tradition” which translates into kissing the ass of someone you hate, which in Gingrich’ case totally justifiable. Romney is a smarmy, unprincipled bastard. I’m with Newt eff Romney!!! By the way my father had his MPs escort the lawyer back to the airfield and made sure he was on the next flight back to Washington. Military lawyers or Army Corps of Engineers, don’t know which is worse.


44 posted on 02/01/2012 3:39:33 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Just about all Romney does is try to bring Newt down. He doesn’t have anything to offer. Not enough to get my vote anyway. I’ll vote straight line democrat if he is the nominee.


45 posted on 02/01/2012 3:40:25 PM PST by Carry me back
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To: Sybeck1

In his speech after the SC primary, Romney sniped at Gingrich.


46 posted on 02/01/2012 3:43:01 PM PST by Lady Lucky (I like to fire people. I don't care about the poor.)
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To: fightinJAG
Calling the winner to congratulate him is a longstanding traidtion and one rooted in “healing” the various rifts, at least on a personal level, once a nominee is chosen.

Right there is where you got it wrong.

1. There can be no healing because what Romney and his surrogates did was just plain evil and Romney has not admitted to that and will not. Hint: It's not in his sub-par character.
2. Why, after 4 states, would there be a need for "healing" of the various rifts since we are at the very beginning of the Primary process?
3. Why would any Tea-Party conservative consider for a moment the need to have a "healing" moment with the GOP-E who have declared war on all conservatives and the Tea-Party in particular?
47 posted on 02/01/2012 3:45:22 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Kansas58

All I know is, when Romney conceded SC, “poor loser” was written all over him. He was angry, sour, and petulant.


48 posted on 02/01/2012 3:46:02 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: gaijin

Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

49 posted on 02/01/2012 3:48:31 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God: Newt, and Sarah will be right next to you.)
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To: sand lake bar
I also beg to disagree. This will hurt Newt. I’m not sure that Newt will even win another primary.

Then you are either a troll or don't have enough faith in the Tea-Party to see through baseless attacks such as this.
50 posted on 02/01/2012 3:48:31 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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