Skip to comments.Gingrich says he will not drop out of the race tonight [Nevada LIVE THREAD]
Posted on 02/04/2012 3:55:17 PM PST by VinL
Newt Gingrich will stay in the Republican presidential nomination contest despite an expected loss to Mitt Romney in Saturdays Nevada caucuses, the former speaker told The Washington Times late Saturday afternoon.
We had excellent fundraising meetings and calls yesterday, Mr. Gingrich said. Super Tuesday and beyond look good.
The Georgia native thus dispelled rumors circulating in the press that his campaign had scheduled a press conference for late Saturday, after the results were in from the Nevada caucuses.
We will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place, Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting donors and voters in sufficient force to overtake Mr. Romney will be a challenge in the coming weeks.
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Sheesh, they’re trying really hard now. These “rumors” are very strategic and have been a problem since the beginning, partly because the “conservative” press is on Romney’s side, and partly because the Romney forces are running an Obama-style media campaign.
I hope the RomneyZombies choke on this news.
GO NEWT, GO
Time to send him some more money.
I hope the RomneyZombies choke on this news.
GO NEWT, GO
AS I posted on the Thread about the announcement. My gentlemen new friend, from my caucus today, was a Reagan confidant, and, when I told him of the presser, immediately in my presence called the NV state Newt Campaign Manager and he said the same.. Newt is going to lay out his plan to win!
Why in the world would Newt drop out? This media machine for Romney is in full swing to get Obama re-elected.
>>>We will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place, Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting donors and voters in sufficient force to overtake Mr. Romney will be a challenge in the coming weeks.
I will send in another donation next week. I want him to fight on.
I am hoping that Palin will enter soon so the fundraising will take off to Newt.
HELLO, can you hear us now Mr. SanRomney. Mr. Rick is our Perot and he know’s it. POS!!!!!!!!
Liv-,you may or may not know, these rumors started this morning because Newt called a press conference for tonight- instead of a “victory party”. Speculation was he might drop out because he had no events scheduled.
Ruined my day— until now. -:)
None of them should. I am sick and tired of all this talk of candidates dropping out. We are on state number 5 out of 50. 10 percent of the states have voted. Every last one of them should stay until all states get a chance to vote.
They would lose with Romney than win with Gingrich. I was reading Romneys reaction to the good economic news. They seem to take the administrations point that things are looking up. Maybe they DONT want to win because they fear that things might collapse next year, after they have been in office for six months or so, and they will get the blame. Maybe they are looking forward to 2016, when things are so bad that anything they do will be viewed as positive.
Mitt-Witt better call in reinforcements from the Planet Kolob because he isn’t going to get rid of Newt that easily.
This is exactly what he is. Time for people to wake up to that truth.
Santorum is the ONLY one who can beat Obama. Take that to the bank as I now have confirmation. Newt has the most unfavorable rating out of the four.
Newt is the only one who has gotten any of my money....I do not think that he will win but I want him in it as long as possible....and hey, you never know...we might get lucky.
Thanks, I didn’t know...I didn’t really think he was expected to win NV, so I’m not surprised that it’s not a victory party. But I’m glad to hear the general consensus is that he is just redefining his strategy.
He said he’d fight on till the end, and I think he will.
The only reason anyone should drop out is if they have no more funds to continue, meaning the donations dry up. Otherwise, full steam ahead.
His website is: newt.org ..... Let’s send what we can to let Newt know we’re still here. I just sent another $20. But $10 or $5 would send the same message of support.
I wish he would. That would let Santorum be the not Romney candidate.
Yes, that's a good point. Romney is the quintessential RINO, almost even more so than McCain, and I think they see him as the validation of their position. He's certain to lose if he gets nominated, but maybe they just want to go down with their ship - because letting Gingrich get nominated and seeing him win would mean the ultimate rejection of RINOism.
This may interest you.
Santorum cannot beat Obama and does not even have the meagre charism that some people seem to see in Romney. If Romney gets the nomination, I suspect he’ll be Romney’s VP candidate to win over the social conservatives.
Also, he’ll be no threat to Romney. He shares the same big-government ideas, has an equally unpleasant personality and grating style of speech, and has virtually no accomplishments or record to speak of, so he certainly wouldn’t overshadow Mr. Nobody Romney.
because the Romney forces are running an Obama-style media campaign.
I keep thinking they are a little Atwater-ish.
The whole primary system is dysfunctional and I hope, even if nothing else happens, it will be changed after this round.
LMAO, on what planet is this??
I am going to donate to Newt. He is the only one that can beat Obama. Now if Sarah or Col. West should just happen along I would be thrilled.
They used the same trick against Fred Thompson.
Newt needs to be focusing on 3 things only:
1) Romney has no backup plan or compelling reason for running against 0bama should the unemployment figures continue to drop (and the 0bama regime will continue to cook the books to make sure they do.)
2) Attack Romney’s “electability.” A blooper reel of Romney stuttering and flailing, and making cringe-worthy gaffes about firing people and not caring about the poor will do it.
3) Make the case that electing Romney may change parties, but not policies. Bailout will continue under Romney. Deficit spending will continue. Romney has no drive to bring the kind of change that the Tea Parties have been fighting for. If Romney is nominated, then all the work by the Tea Parties for the past 3 years has been squandered.
The only person Santorum could replace is Mr. Rogers.
The Rasmussen planet!
Newt can start here:
For what it is worth, ppl are tweeting they have confirmation that Mitt's backers and Democrats are funding Paul and Santorum, with expectation that Mitt will lose to Obama. Apparently that is the real objective. ??? who knows but for sure Mitt is a target rich candidate for the Dems. I really do see how he can win, especially since the economy will have greatly improved by then. /s
While I love your enthusiasm, please check your landing gear as your return to planet Earth.
You can’t tell these Santorum folks anything. They are naive enough to think that Rick can hold onto or even expand his 11% if someone started to take him seriously. They can’t admit to themselves that Santorum’s entire support would melt if he had to put up with two hours of what Newt has put up with for two months.
The Rasmussen planet!
Tell me that guy is not getting on your nerves- the establishment’s sycophantic quisling puppet!!!. -:)
I love it how when Rasmussen puts out something that FReepers like, he's suddenly the platinum standard in polling, but when he says something they don't, he's a leftist hack in Soros' pocket.
FWIW, any polling that gauges Obama vs. XXXX Republican in a head to head at this point is completely, absolutely meaningless.
UGH, should read: I really DON'T see how he can win. Sorry.
If Santorum couldn't do any better than 15% in South Carolina, he's not going to be able to get it done nationally.
Gingrich is the only one who can bring together all three legs of the Reagan coalition, and then appeal to independents (if he can stay on task...)
Santorum is an opportunist. He knew Romney would be at Newts throat and he took advantage of it to try to score points. He is weak. He needs to step aside.
GOP-E is scared to death of NEWT GINGRICH changing Washington, D.C.
It will fund all of his rivals in the attempt to stop him.
He just piously sneaks around with no one attacking him and he and his supporters act like that means he’s “above the fray” and of course it’s not...he’s just not taken seriously by anyone.
Once he is attacked, with his liberal record on non social issues and this thin whiny skin - he’ll be in the 2% range in no time.
Newt would have been ahead of Romney IF Fla abided by the NRC primary rules. GO NEWT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Santorum has had a free pass. NO super pac ads against him..very little vetting and the sympathy for his daughter Bella has even swayed some voters. Newt can and will beat Obama
No worries. When I read today on FR that Newt was holding a presser after the primary, I re-lived Sarah and Cain. When I finally came upon this article, I couldn’t have been happier if I were twins.
I’m sure Newt’s holding the press conference, in part, to congratulate Romney- so he doesn’t have to call the arrogant mannequin.