Skip to comments.Newt won't campaign in Michigan
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 states 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 nights debate, and his public schedule will be light.
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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.
“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.
If it hobbles Mitt Romney, it’s a good thing.
Newt has class. You don’t.
I agree with Newt on this.
If the strategy is to bitc# slap Romney, good.
I'm just trying to take out Romney.
Classy move by Newt...sit back and let Santorum and Mitt go head to heead.
My class has run out.
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.”
Then take a break.
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’.
Being at 10% and a lack of funds might have something to do with it?
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.
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.
It might but I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt...
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 :-)...
Yeah, Speaker Newt is in an obvious way. Hint, hint.
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.
smartest guy in the room bump
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?
Santorum WILL win.
Anything is possible, but.... My guess Newt has internals that allow him to take this risk, he is to smart not too...
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.
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:
yes, vote Rick and take out Mitt. You got it.
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.
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.
Sure you do.
Socially conservative western Michigan will tend to like the issues Sen. Santorum’s been talking about.
OK, let me get this straight...vote Rick in Michigan, vote Paul in Virginia, vote Newt everywhere else. I think I got it.
LOL! Tell Willard and his stooges to knock themselves out.
Michigan is Rick Country !!!
I remember the photo, that is what made me say it, I didn't anyone else would get it ROFLMAO !!!
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.
I just wish that was the other Rick in the Gilligan hat. I see him as Newt’s little buddy.
You truely are a Jedi master.
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.
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.
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
If Sarah Palin’s movie was called “The Undefeated,” then Mitt Romney’s movie should be called “The Unelectable.”
I assume the J.H. stands for Jon Huntsman,Sr?
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