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Gingrich says he will not drop out of the race tonight [Nevada LIVE THREAD]
Wash Times ^ | 2-4-12 | Hallow

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 Saturday’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 02/04/2012 3:55:27 PM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

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.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 3:59:17 PM PST by livius
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To: VinL

I hope the RomneyZombies choke on this news.

GO NEWT, GO


3 posted on 02/04/2012 4:00:45 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: VinL

Time to send him some more money.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 4:01:02 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (FOREIGN AID: A transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries)
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To: VinL

I hope the RomneyZombies choke on this news.

GO NEWT, GO


5 posted on 02/04/2012 4:01:05 PM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: VinL

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!


6 posted on 02/04/2012 4:01:05 PM PST by Repub4bush (GOPbriefingroom.com ( an honest website))
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To: VinL

Why in the world would Newt drop out? This media machine for Romney is in full swing to get Obama re-elected.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 4:01:17 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: VinL

>>>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.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 4:01:26 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: VinL

HELLO, can you hear us now Mr. SanRomney. Mr. Rick is our Perot and he know’s it. POS!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 02/04/2012 4:03:15 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: livius

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. -:)


10 posted on 02/04/2012 4:03:46 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

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.


11 posted on 02/04/2012 4:04:24 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: livius

They would lose with Romney than win with Gingrich. I was reading Romney’s reaction to the “good” economic news. They seem to take the administration’s point that things are looking up. Maybe they DON”T 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.


12 posted on 02/04/2012 4:04:50 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: VinL

Mitt-Witt better call in reinforcements from the Planet Kolob because he isn’t going to get rid of Newt that easily.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 4:05:22 PM PST by mkjessup (Let's do to Mitt what his Irish Setter did to him while tied to the roof rack of his station wagon!)
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To: mmanager

This is exactly what he is. Time for people to wake up to that truth.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 4:05:59 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: mmanager

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.


15 posted on 02/04/2012 4:06:50 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum! Go Patriots! America's Team)
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To: VinL

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.


16 posted on 02/04/2012 4:07:51 PM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: VinL

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.


17 posted on 02/04/2012 4:08:06 PM PST by livius
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To: napscoordinator

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.


18 posted on 02/04/2012 4:08:12 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: All

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.

Thanks :)


19 posted on 02/04/2012 4:08:35 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: VinL; Clemenza

I wish he would. That would let Santorum be the not Romney candidate.


20 posted on 02/04/2012 4:10:49 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: RobbyS
They would lose with Romney than win with Gingrich.

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.

21 posted on 02/04/2012 4:12:10 PM PST by livius
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; TitansAFC

This may interest you.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2842547/posts


22 posted on 02/04/2012 4:12:51 PM PST by Clyde5445
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To: livius
So why should we, the voters, pay any attention to caucuses? They are meetings of SOME politically active people, and not necessarily indicative of the feeling of the rank and file voters. I'll bet that 95% of the party members, and by that I mean registered with a party, have never attended a caucus. Open primaries and political caucuses are just a way for unpopular candidates to win a nomination. Shouldn't have either one!
23 posted on 02/04/2012 4:13:15 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


24 posted on 02/04/2012 4:15:38 PM PST by livius
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum is the ONLY one who can beat Obama.

LOL, sure.

25 posted on 02/04/2012 4:16:43 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: livius

because the Romney forces are running an Obama-style media campaign.
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I keep thinking they are a little Atwater-ish.


26 posted on 02/04/2012 4:16:48 PM PST by Irenic
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To: pepperdog

The whole primary system is dysfunctional and I hope, even if nothing else happens, it will be changed after this round.


27 posted on 02/04/2012 4:17:18 PM PST by livius
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To: VinL; kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...
Newt Gingrich for President Ping List!

GO NEWT!!!

28 posted on 02/04/2012 4:18:22 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum is the ONLY one who can beat Obama.

LMAO, on what planet is this??

29 posted on 02/04/2012 4:19:52 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: VinL

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.

GO NEWT!!


30 posted on 02/04/2012 4:20:58 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: livius

They used the same trick against Fred Thompson.


31 posted on 02/04/2012 4:21:30 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: VinL

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.


32 posted on 02/04/2012 4:21:45 PM PST by Floppy Disk (Follow the money)
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To: napscoordinator

The only person Santorum could replace is Mr. Rogers.


33 posted on 02/04/2012 4:23:18 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: rockabyebaby

The Rasmussen planet!


34 posted on 02/04/2012 4:23:44 PM PST by dalcapret
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To: Floppy Disk

Newt can start here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4&feature=email


35 posted on 02/04/2012 4:26:01 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: onyx
He is not dropping out. They just did some strategic shifting of ppl and that is not done if you are throwing in the towel.

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

36 posted on 02/04/2012 4:26:50 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum is the ONLY one who can beat Obama.

While I love your enthusiasm, please check your landing gear as your return to planet Earth.

37 posted on 02/04/2012 4:26:58 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: mardi59

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.


38 posted on 02/04/2012 4:28:13 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: dalcapret

The Rasmussen planet!
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Tell me that guy is not getting on your nerves- the establishment’s sycophantic quisling puppet!!!. -:)


39 posted on 02/04/2012 4:28:25 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: dalcapret; All
The Rasmussen planet!

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.

40 posted on 02/04/2012 4:28:25 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks VinL.


41 posted on 02/04/2012 4:28:25 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I really do see how he can win

UGH, should read: I really DON'T see how he can win. Sorry.

42 posted on 02/04/2012 4:29:05 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: C. Edmund Wright
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.

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...)

43 posted on 02/04/2012 4:31:30 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.


44 posted on 02/04/2012 4:32:47 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

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.

GO NEWT!!!!


45 posted on 02/04/2012 4:32:47 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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The Alinsky Methods are in full force by the MSM.. It's meant to defeat the spirit of his followers. Time for another t shirt.

STAY STRONG

According to NPR via NYT
NEWT leads Mitt 39-32
when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

Pass the word!


Click to Donate to Newt Gingrich

CONTACT FOR RNC: website@nrcc.org

310 First Street
Washington DC 20003

Encourage them to do the RIGHT thing, end the FL fiasco NOW, Play by the rules!

46 posted on 02/04/2012 4:33:54 PM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

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.


47 posted on 02/04/2012 4:33:54 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: napscoordinator

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


48 posted on 02/04/2012 4:34:11 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


49 posted on 02/04/2012 4:34:18 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: mardi59

LOL!


50 posted on 02/04/2012 4:36:16 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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