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Newt won't campaign in Michigan
Politico ^ | 2-21-2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS

Posted on 02/21/2012 1:55:37 PM PST by Darren McCarty

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Newt Gingrich will not campaign in Michigan in advance of next Tuesday's primary there:

Spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed Monday night that the campaign is scrapping tentative plans to travel to Michigan at the end of the week ahead of the state’s Feb. 28 primary.

Gingrich is spending Tuesday and Wednesday in the other Feb. 28 primary — Arizona — but that is mostly for the sake of Wednesday night’s debate, and his public schedule will be light.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: adios; anyonebutromney; gingrich; mi2012; michigan; newt; newt4romney; newt4santorum; newtgingrich; primary; romney; stopromney; toast
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To: Darren McCarty

Hey, as a Newt guy, I’m all for Santorum stealing Romney’s thunder in a state that Romney is “supposed” to win. Maybe if Michigan goes to Santorum, people will start calling for Romney to drop out of the race?

Nah, probably won’t happen, unfortunately.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 2:02:10 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Darren McCarty

“So the Newt backers here should STFU and quit repeating media twists and bs headlines about Santorum, at least for the Michigan race and in Michigan threads. The bottom line is do you want Romney or not?”

Gotta love the totalitarianism nature of Ricks people, most of whom were all too happy to repeat “media twists and bs headlines” about Newt in Florida.

Either you have to back empty suit A or you back empty suit B. No dissent from the son of Christ will be tolerated!

Sad to see Newt not come to my state, but I’ll let Rick’s self-righteous groupies pull him over the finish line instead of reward him with my vote.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 2:03:05 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Darren McCarty

If it hobbles Mitt Romney, it’s a good thing.


4 posted on 02/21/2012 2:03:26 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Newt has class. You don’t.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 2:04:01 PM PST by McGruff (Think in bold colors not pale pastels.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I agree with Newt on this.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 2:04:38 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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If the strategy is to bitc# slap Romney, good.


7 posted on 02/21/2012 2:05:53 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: VanDeKoik
I didn't say anything about him in Florida, nor did I ask him to drop out.

I'm just trying to take out Romney.

8 posted on 02/21/2012 2:06:04 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Classy move by Newt...sit back and let Santorum and Mitt go head to heead.


9 posted on 02/21/2012 2:08:30 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: McGruff
Newt HIMSELF. Yes. Many of Newt's supporters and their vanities and the like and the spamming posts and repeating a lie about Santorum's vote on the freedom of choice act as a house member (he actually voted against it twice, and never voted for it). Nope.

My class has run out.

10 posted on 02/21/2012 2:10:02 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
Gingrich is going to Washington state and Idaho.

Gingrich to visit Idaho

11 posted on 02/21/2012 2:12:29 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Darren McCarty

When you are sitting in the next seat even if the place is noisy you tend to hear what other people are saying.

From the mouth of J. H., Sr. talking with the Mayor of Salt Lake City at a Jazz game a few years back. “I’m not going to tell you what I know about Mitt. Even if he’s dirty, he’s better than what we have now.”


12 posted on 02/21/2012 2:16:58 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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How About That! FR Is 2.2K Away From Raising Half The Server Funds!


Click The Pic To Donate

13 posted on 02/21/2012 2:18:11 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Darren McCarty

Then take a break.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 2:22:45 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: Yashcheritsiy

I live in Grand Rapids...lots of interest and support for Santorum here...many, many, religious voters...only the local politicals are for Mitt.

The GOP establishment is gonna have a hard day acomin’.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 2:28:44 PM PST by kjo
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To: pgkdan

Being at 10% and a lack of funds might have something to do with it?


16 posted on 02/21/2012 2:33:32 PM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: WellyP

I have no idea what J. H., Sr. has on Mitt but it must be pretty good. If he has it you can bet someone else also knows. Will Axelrod get his scummy hands on it! I fear so.


17 posted on 02/21/2012 2:33:47 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; All

Newt knows what he is doing. He is working on taking out Mitt. He has been telling folks that if Mitt can’t win in Michigan he should bow out. Now Newt is giving it to Rick Santorum if Ricky don’t blow it with his run-on mouth about issues that don’t matter this fall. Rick can have this one. Newt is the man, and wise.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 2:36:33 PM PST by dt57
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To: wolfcreek

It might but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt...


19 posted on 02/21/2012 2:37:08 PM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Yashcheritsiy; All
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, Speaker and Fellow Conservative.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 2:43:20 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: dt57; All
Newt knows what he is doing. He is working on taking out Mitt. He has been telling folks that if Mitt can’t win in Michigan he should bow out. Now Newt is giving it to Rick Santorum if Ricky don’t blow it with his run-on mouth about issues that don’t matter this fall. Rick can have this one. Newt is the man, and wise.

Excellent summation. And by extension, is he telling us Newt Supporters to vote Santorum to sink "The Minnow" Obamaney?

A three hour tour, a three hour tour :-)...

21 posted on 02/21/2012 2:43:56 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: taildragger

Yeah, Speaker Newt is in an obvious way. Hint, hint.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 2:49:25 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: taildragger

Tell me-—what will it mean if Santorum LOSES? The way his campaign has focused almost totally on Michigan, isn’t it almost a “must-win” for Rick, too? The way things have been going the past couple of days, with Romney and the media really blasting Santorum I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitt pulls it out. And now Rick can’t blame Newt for splitting the anti-Romney vote.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 2:50:30 PM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Yashcheritsiy
a classy, and great (abet risky) chess move

smartest guy in the room bump

.

24 posted on 02/21/2012 2:50:53 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Darren McCarty

There are Santorum supporters who hide behind that just to take shots at Newt. Are you kidding me? You posted this about Newt, then complain?


25 posted on 02/21/2012 2:59:57 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Don’t worry.

Santorum WILL win.


26 posted on 02/21/2012 2:59:57 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

Anything is possible, but.... My guess Newt has internals that allow him to take this risk, he is to smart not too...


27 posted on 02/21/2012 3:00:16 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Yashcheritsiy

I’m tellin’ ya....he is gonna wait till Saturday till it is too late for Romney to put together an ad, and he’s gonna tell his Michigan voters to plunk it all down on Santorum.

Newt wants this race to continue. And he wants to extract as many pounds of flesh from Mitt as humanly possible in the process.


28 posted on 02/21/2012 3:02:52 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Yashcheritsiy

I understand the strategy, but it’s too bad, because this speech he gave in Michigan in 2010 might be his best speech ever. It works just as well for the entire country. Nobody understands better the problems with our economy and our culture and what we need to change if we’re going to save our country from becoming a failed state:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2848682/posts


29 posted on 02/21/2012 3:06:05 PM PST by JediJones
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To: taildragger
Win one for the Skipper!


30 posted on 02/21/2012 3:08:36 PM PST by JediJones
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To: taildragger; All

yes, vote Rick and take out Mitt. You got it.


31 posted on 02/21/2012 3:08:53 PM PST by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: VanDeKoik

I know many many conservatives, from tea party to social to fiscal, etc. There is a huge visceral dislike of Saint Rick. He has NO chance of ever being elected because a huge number of conservatives won’t vote for him under any circumstances. Newt is light years better.


32 posted on 02/21/2012 3:09:41 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Buckeye McFrog

This just in...Romney’s SuperPAC is now preparing PRO-Newt ads to run in Michigan...well, it wouldn’t be the weirdest thing to happen yet in this race if it was true.


33 posted on 02/21/2012 3:10:55 PM PST by JediJones
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Sure you do.


34 posted on 02/21/2012 3:11:25 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: dt57

Socially conservative western Michigan will tend to like the issues Sen. Santorum’s been talking about.


35 posted on 02/21/2012 3:12:06 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: dt57

OK, let me get this straight...vote Rick in Michigan, vote Paul in Virginia, vote Newt everywhere else. I think I got it.


36 posted on 02/21/2012 3:12:33 PM PST by JediJones
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To: JediJones

LOL! Tell Willard and his stooges to knock themselves out.

Michigan is Rick Country™ !!!


37 posted on 02/21/2012 3:15:57 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: JediJones
I'd make THAT deal.


38 posted on 02/21/2012 3:19:43 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: WellyP
The 'rats have everything Mitt has ever said or done, right up through yesterday, recorded and organized by time and topic on hard drive. They will hold their fire until they see if he wins the nomination. If he gets the nomination they will obliterate him.
39 posted on 02/21/2012 3:20:35 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Bingo!


40 posted on 02/21/2012 3:22:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: JediJones
LOL!

I remember the photo, that is what made me say it, I didn't anyone else would get it ROFLMAO !!!

41 posted on 02/21/2012 3:23:55 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto
If Santorum does not win in Michigan it will seriously slow him down and will heavily reinforce Romney. It would be a bad result for all of us, Newt supporters included, to see Romney score a big win there.
42 posted on 02/21/2012 3:25:09 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ReneeLynn
My complaint is that it's long been a two way race in Michigan. Santorum vs Romney. Newt's been campaigning elsewhere. That's just a statement of fact. I'm not going to into Georgia poll threads and attack Newt. I'm not attacked Newt himself. He never planned on contesting Michigan and even said he wasn't going to spend a lot of time here.

My concern is that right now the iron is hot to take out the worst one running in his birth state which knocks down the number one factor in most minds to Romney's support. Romney's running on being 'the electable one.' If he loses one of his major states - Utah, Michigan, Massachusetts, that argument goes out the window.

The previous threads with Michigan polls had a few individuals, who were Newt backers (wasn't you and the names there are clear to see in those threads), going all in ripping Santorum, spamming the threads. Then they put vanity posts up repeating some outright lies as well as media twists implying things that aren't the case. It was Romney level attacks.

That helps Romney, right at the chance to politically make him fight the rest of the way with a broken jaw.

43 posted on 02/21/2012 3:25:57 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: taildragger

I just wish that was the other Rick in the Gilligan hat. I see him as Newt’s little buddy.


44 posted on 02/21/2012 3:27:49 PM PST by JediJones
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To: JediJones

You truely are a Jedi master.


45 posted on 02/21/2012 3:29:56 PM PST by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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To: taildragger

Rick Perry should be the guy who discovers the island while prospecting for oil. By the end of the episode he decides that these people drive him so crazy he’s going to leave them abandoned on the island.


46 posted on 02/21/2012 3:30:16 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

After February 28th, it’s out of my control. I don’t think Santorum has to win it, but he must come close. I think it can go either way.


47 posted on 02/21/2012 3:30:16 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Don’t you see? Romney is inevitable! Inevitable! Primaries, polls, caucuses, delegates, what are they all about. It’s been decreed. So it must be./s


48 posted on 02/21/2012 3:34:32 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Darren McCarty

If Sarah Palin’s movie was called “The Undefeated,” then Mitt Romney’s movie should be called “The Unelectable.”


49 posted on 02/21/2012 3:34:53 PM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: WellyP

I assume the J.H. stands for Jon Huntsman,Sr?


50 posted on 02/21/2012 3:38:15 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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