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Newt To Focus on Southern States (Big Leads for Newt, Tons of Delegates)
Slate ^ | 2-5-2012 | Daniel Politi

Posted on 02/05/2012 11:52:48 AM PST by TitansAFC

Before the results from the Nevada caucuses came in, there were lots of rumors that Newt Gingrich would drop out of the race. But in an unusual post-caucus news conference, the former House speaker made it clear he has no intention of giving up the possibility of being the presidential nominee. No matter how slim. “I am a candidate for president of the United States, I will be a candidate for president of the United States,” Gingrich said. “We will go to Tampa.” He accused Romney’s campaign of starting “the rumor that they believe I will withdraw, which is of course their greatest fantasy.”

........He also made it evident that rumors he was ready to switch to a positive message were mistaken. He quickly accused Mitt Romney of being a “pro-abortion, pro-gun control, pro-tax increase, George Soros-approved candidate of the establishment.” Still, he did lament how “terrible” it is that “the American system is reduced to negative ads,” but recognized “it’s a fact that if you’re not willing to stand and fight then you have to get out of the race.”

Even as Gingrich insists his campaign is a bare-bones operation, a series of strategic meetings that took place over the week in Nevada made it clear “there is now more of a team than Gingrich has let on, with new hires coming on board weekly,” reports the Washington Post. Now Gingrich and his advisers are focusing on the math, analyzing how the former House speaker could clear a path to the 1,144 delegates needed to claim the nomination. A big part of that strategy will involve southern states and the campaign will place particular focus on his native Georgia as well as Tennessee, which vote on Super Tuesday, as well as Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana, reports the Post........

(Excerpt) Read more at slatest.slate.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; romney; santorum
Everywhere Mitt Romney has won, turnout has been down; everywhere Newt Gingrich has won, turnout has been up.

Newt's fundraising, staff, and volunteer network is growing at a faster rate that ever before.

Mitt Romney won Nevada, just like in 2008. The difference?:

Mitt Romney (Nevada) 2008: 51.1%
Mitt Romney (Nevada) 2012: 47.6%

Mitt actually UNDERPERFORMED his 2008 showing in Nevada! LOL

1 posted on 02/05/2012 11:52:52 AM PST by TitansAFC
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To: kalee; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...

Newt Ping!!!!

The South is just around the corner, baby!!!


2 posted on 02/05/2012 11:54:27 AM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: TitansAFC

Willard is going to get the cold shoulder in the deep south. Can’t wait til voting day in Georgia.


3 posted on 02/05/2012 11:56:44 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: TitansAFC

The only ones who thought he was going to drop out were those who started this rumor, namely the Lame Stream Media.


4 posted on 02/05/2012 11:59:42 AM PST by bigbob
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To: TitansAFC
Finally, Gingrich develops a firewall strategy that if successful can at least deny Willard his 50% in delegates before the GOP Willard coronation to purge movement conservatism convention.

Please, Speaker Gingrich: Keep fighting. Willard is already tanking among the very independents that Team Willard insists will hew to his campaign like moths to a fatal flame. The longer this lasts, the worse it is for mighty vanity of The Willard.
5 posted on 02/05/2012 12:03:50 PM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: TitansAFC

He accused Romney’s campaign of starting “the rumor that they believe I will withdraw, which is of course their greatest fantasy.”
_________________________________________

Actually Newt Willie Mittys greatest fantasy is that he will beat Obama...


6 posted on 02/05/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yep. I seldom relish voting against an enemy as much as I will Bishop Willard Romney, slayer of fetuses, defender of bailouts, champion of sodomy and the oracle of whatever you want to believe. I look at the bishop and all of the dead soul Republicans endorsing him and regard them as a set of bowling pins. Set ‘em up, knock ‘em down, clear ‘em off.


7 posted on 02/05/2012 12:06:32 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Governor Rick Perry did the right thing, for the right reasons, at the right time. Thank you, sir.)
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To: TitansAFC

Onward President Gingrich, onward!

If 0 gets another term he will finish his evil deeds
and there will be no turning back.

He hasn’t finished stacking his decks.


8 posted on 02/05/2012 12:07:17 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: TitansAFC

But, Newt isn’t on the ballot in Missouri!


9 posted on 02/05/2012 12:13:50 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: TitansAFC

Yes, that is a good sign. Romney causes voters to not want to go to the poles to vote.

If Gingrich can get his message out more will vote for him.

GO NEWT!


10 posted on 02/05/2012 12:14:52 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: TitansAFC

Sending Newt some cash today.....I’d encourage all FReepers to do the same, even if it’s just ten bucks


11 posted on 02/05/2012 12:16:11 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: TitansAFC

As long as the notion that Romney is inevitable nominee can be dispelled, I see no reason why Newt can’t sweep the south. If he does, he has a great chance of winning the nomination.


12 posted on 02/05/2012 12:16:11 PM PST by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Newt isn’t on the ballot in the MO primary, which does not award any delegates.

They will award delegates at the caucus, which come later. Newt leads in the last couple of polls of likely MO caucus voters.

Newt will get MO’s delegates.


13 posted on 02/05/2012 12:19:26 PM PST by TitansAFC (Rick Santorum is the suicide bomber of the 2012 Primary; he's going to take us all out with him.)
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To: TitansAFC

Could that monkey guy on Meet the Press be any more obnoxious???

Newt handled him well though.


14 posted on 02/05/2012 12:22:18 PM PST by altura
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Yes Ive heard that

Its WTA 58 delegates

how did he miss that state ???

It was not one of Romneys in 2008

McCain won, Huckabee came 2nd Romney 3rd

It was after FRed, Duncan Hunter, Gulianni had dropped out...

BTW in 2008 did Romney win any states that were NOT caucuses ???


15 posted on 02/05/2012 12:29:46 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Yes Ive heard that

Its WTA 58 delegates

how did he miss that state ???

It was not one of Romneys in 2008

McCain won, Huckabee came 2nd Romney 3rd

It was after FRed, Duncan Hunter, Gulianni had dropped out...

BTW in 2008 did Romney win any states that were NOT caucuses ???


16 posted on 02/05/2012 12:30:00 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: TitansAFC

We can get this ship turned around if these other states will not buy into the media’s lies and spin to which say Romney can only win the election to Obama. They used that in Florida as a big time weapon (kept repeating it over) We have to make certain (the best we can) is to get on talk radio, do emails and all sorts of things in all of those upcoming states to get the correct message out about Newt. The lies by the corrupt media is so sinful, almost like a part of evil to deliberately in destroying a candidate. I sure wish Sarah Palin would come to these other states in Super Tuesday to help show that the RNC are forcing a candidate on us. We know Romney will not bring out the base so we will have Obama again. She told us we cannot have 4 more years of Obama. He will be reelected. The disdain and the disrespect in which many hold for Romney is only getting stronger. Those (R) republicans moderates will vote for Romney who are not fighters. So, we have that plus the media add to Romney’s machine and the RNC machine. I pray the people don’t go weak. Reform is needed so badly.


17 posted on 02/05/2012 12:35:55 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: TitansAFC

Newt needs to bring Santorum in as VP and promise Paul a dept. head position to stop the old guard from ramming Mittens and the kenyan down our throats.


18 posted on 02/05/2012 12:36:59 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bigbob
I think they did this to make Newt's campaign seem weak.

They want Newt in long enough to damage Romney for them.

Notice, the media is being extra nice to Mitt.

19 posted on 02/05/2012 12:43:54 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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20 posted on 02/05/2012 12:44:38 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: altura; TitansAFC

There were several monkeys on there today and I nominate Rachael as “head monkey”. I cannot stand her!

These people have no memory as to how O beat Bush up for 2 years when he was campaigning and 2 years after he was President and now the LSM think our candidates are bashing O too much??? Give me a break!


21 posted on 02/05/2012 12:46:41 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: altura
Could that monkey guy on Meet the Press be any more obnoxious???


22 posted on 02/05/2012 12:50:05 PM PST by CASchack
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To: TitansAFC
When Gingrich was asked about the report, he said: “If the choice is between Obama and Romney, then there is no choice.”

The blunt truth is refreshing real change.

23 posted on 02/05/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: TitansAFC

“Newt Ping!!!!

The South is just around the corner, baby!!!”

Let’s go, Newt!!

Fellow Virginians, please consider voting for Ron Paul in the March 6 primary. My husband and I will be voting for the gnarled little maniac to help deny Romney our delegates!


24 posted on 02/05/2012 12:55:40 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: altura; TitansAFC

There were several monkeys on there today and I nominate Rachael as “head monkey”. I cannot stand her!

These people have no memory as to how O beat Bush up for 2 years when he was campaigning and 2 years after he was President and now the LSM think our candidates are bashing O too much??? Give me a break!


25 posted on 02/05/2012 12:58:25 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: bgill

Newt Pres
Santorum VP
Perry - Secretary of Homeland Security with Sheriff Joe as his Ass’t. Deputy Chief
Paul - tell him to clean up the FED - whatever it takes
Palin - Secretary of Energy
Cain - clean up the IRS
Bachman - in charge of neutralizing any residual affects of O-Care as soon as it is repealed - she can start on Day 2
Allen West - Defense Secretary
Secretary of State - Jan Brewer or some other no nonsense Gov.

for starters

who else?


26 posted on 02/05/2012 12:59:57 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: CASchack

AMEN! I love that!!


27 posted on 02/05/2012 1:00:02 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: CatherineofAragon

Fellow Virginians, please consider voting for Ron Paul in the March 6 primary. My husband and I will be voting for the gnarled little maniac to help deny Romney our delegates!

**

Oh, don’t worry, I’ll RUN, not walk to the polls to pull the lever for that gnarled little manic WITH THE LITTLE BIRDY ARMS in Virginia ...

lol — did anyone see that Sat. Night Live skit?


28 posted on 02/05/2012 1:02:20 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: CatherineofAragon

Fellow Virginians, please consider voting for Ron Paul in the March 6 primary. My husband and I will be voting for the gnarled little maniac to help deny Romney our delegates!

Bump!


29 posted on 02/05/2012 1:02:20 PM PST by VMI70
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To: LibsRJerks

yes, I saw SNL as I couldn’t take FOX anymore after the Newt press conference


30 posted on 02/05/2012 1:04:03 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Timaeus; Floppy Disk; b9
A wise new FReeper, Floppy Disk, posted a suggestion yesterday on a different thread that I hope finds its way to Newt's ear:

(excerpt) Newt needs to attack Romney's one strength. His aura of "electability." Romney likes to ridicule. Newt can do that same. Romney is such a clownish figure, it would be easy to present him as such. The most effect ad Newt could run is 60 seconds of Romney stuttering and fumbling around, plus his statements like "Corporations are people my friend," "I like being able to fire people," and "I don't care about the really poor." Then simply fade in the text "Mitt Romney is electable..." "Oh really?"

Then Newt should focus his campaign again on his own strength - that he is a change agent. His message should be that electing Romney will change parties but not policies in Washington. The bailouts will continue. The spending will continue. The gravy train will continue. This is our last chance to right the ship, and only Newt will change business as usual.

That is the winning message.

GODSPEED NEWT GINGRICH.

31 posted on 02/05/2012 1:08:12 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: TitansAFC

There are similar trends from last week’s primary in Florida. In every county Mittens won, the turnout was down significantly from 2008. In the counties that Gingrich won, the turnout was up noticeably from four years ago. Of course, Newt’s “victories” came in the so-called “Cracker Counties” of northern Florida and the Panhandle. The bad news for Mitt is that those Florida counties are very similar to those in other southern states that will vote on Super Tuesday.

Based on my very rough calculations, Romney can’t secure the nomination between now and March 6th. He will extend his delegate lead, but that gap will close considerably if Gingrich can carry those southern states on Super Tuesday.

As a result, you will be hearing a lot of media coverage telling us that “Newt is finished” between now and then. It will be interesting to see what resources Romney puts into those southern states prior to Super Tuesday. But the current crop of media reports is clearly aimed at discouraging “crackers” (including yours truly) from voting in the primary in March.


32 posted on 02/05/2012 1:19:22 PM PST by ExNewsExSpook (uoted)
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To: TitansAFC

That is good to hear.I was worried about MO. :) I think Newt can win here in Ohio.


33 posted on 02/05/2012 1:38:35 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: TitansAFC

It’s really a shame that Newt didn’t make the ballot in Virginia which was a sure win for him :/


34 posted on 02/05/2012 1:42:59 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Texas alone is worth more delegates than Florida and Virginia combined. As of right now it’s not winner take all, but since the court pushed back our primary date, it could make made into winner take all again.


35 posted on 02/05/2012 1:45:19 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TitansAFC

Gingrich/West 2012!


36 posted on 02/05/2012 1:53:51 PM PST by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Seems like it would go to WTA if it is after April 1 IAW RNC rules?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 2:05 AM CST
“ Before next Wednesday, however, primary voting could be pushed back to April 17 or even later. A general agreement must be reached by Feb. 6 for an April 3 primary to happen. “

http://journal-spectator.com/articles/2012/02/04/news/doc4f2878908e69f198292880.txt

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37 posted on 02/05/2012 1:58:33 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I’ve been wondering about our delegates - with all the redistricting crapola. Does anyone know how Newt’s polling here, as of today?


38 posted on 02/05/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TitansAFC; All

Does anyone here know if Newt will be coming to south Mississippi or anywhere in Mississippi, or the New Orleans area?


39 posted on 02/05/2012 2:16:56 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Can we get Charlie Daniels to play “The Devil Went Down in Georgia” for Newt’s rallies there? Gotta love the South!


40 posted on 02/05/2012 2:34:32 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: NordP

That would be a Powerful ticket. West is no shrinking violet. I love his no holds barred style. Was very impressed with his speech at the Lincoln’s Day Dinner in West Palm Beach.


41 posted on 02/05/2012 2:44:20 PM PST by conservativejoy
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43 posted on 02/05/2012 4:51:26 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: TitansAFC

BTTT!


44 posted on 02/05/2012 5:34:55 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Qwackertoo

Not bad. Not bad at all.


45 posted on 02/05/2012 5:51:25 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

The feb. election in MO does NOT award any delegates. MO will vote in March in which the delegates will be awarded. This is just a beauty contest next Tues..meaningless as far as th presidential election goes.


46 posted on 02/05/2012 6:48:47 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: TitansAFC

Newt can do it.

Newt must do it.

Romney wiould never beat Obama.


47 posted on 02/05/2012 8:09:32 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: altura

His mouth looks like a split coconut.

The road to hell is filled with such absurd faces.


48 posted on 02/05/2012 8:16:07 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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