Skip to comments.(Vanity)Newt Michigan supporters: Vote Santorum to Torpedo Mitt Romney's super-ego and fund-raising!
Posted on 02/23/2012 6:01:17 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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Michigan State Newt Gingrich Supporters and Tea Party Conservatives ...
Strategically DEFEAT MITT ROMNEY in this Tuesday's Michigan Primary by VOTING FOR SANTORUM !
====== NEWT GINGRICH'S GREAT 2012 CAMPAIGN SPEECHES ======
CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect
CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect
Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt
NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich
U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich
"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !
Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again
Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?
Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)
Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"
Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)
Newt Gingrich Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges
Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA
Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !
Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law
Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis
Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam
Newt Gingrich Americas Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism
Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups
Newt Gingrich: Response to CNNs John King Divorce Question
Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps
Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate
Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden
Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment
Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline
Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption
Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)
Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King
Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea
Newt Gingrich is a conservative revolutionary, with the COURAGE to stand-against President Bush (41) when Bush foolishly broke his "Read My Lips, No New Taxes" promise.
Future President Newt Gingrich includes these promises in his "21st Century Contract with America":
1) Abolish the EPA
2) FIRE Federal Reserve Banker Bernanke
3) Actively protect America against Islamic Jihad
4) Prayer in the Public Schools -- RETURNED
5) Liberal (Activist) Federal Judges REMOVED
6) Business Corporate Tax Rate LOWERED to 12-percent
7) Individuals to have FLAT-TAX option at 15-percent
8) Promote U.S. Energy Independence -- DOMESTICALLY
9) Build EFFECTIVE U.S. Border Protection by 2015
10) Illegal Immigrants (especially violent gangs) DEPORTED
11) "English" established as the ONLY official language of the U.S. Government
12) U.S. Military "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ... RE-INSTATED
13) U.S. Military weapon design-procurement cycle reformed
14) Democratic "Dodd-Frank" Legislation REPEALED
15) Democratic "Sarbanes-Oxley" Legislation REPEALED
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I would hope that Newt and Santorum supporters would speak out about their favorites, but that in each state, once it became obvious that their top choice would not win, they would vote for the most popular non-Romney candidate. I would like to see Romney carry as few primaries as possible. Considering the danger we now face, it’s worth settling for second (or third) best in a primary to avoid either Romney or Obama winning in November.
The necessarily transcends into a vote for Santorum to stop him.
While I like the idea that Romney will be more assured to be beaten this way, it’s also a way of stealing Santorum’s thunder if he should win.
Santorum was looking like he was pulling Michigan out, and now it will look like he only won because Newt asked his folks to vote for him.
One wonders how much this was to beat Romney, and how much it was just to steal Santorum’s thunder.
If not one Gingrich supporter votes for Santorum, it will still be said that the only reason he won was because of Newt.
Good Idea. Let’s get er done, Leroy!
Thanks for helping beat Willard in his own home state.
I think that’s the rational way to go, and I’m a Gingrich supporter who thinks he can amass the delegates to win the nomination. But Newt has given up campaigning in Michigan, and is trending under the 15% threshold required to get any delegates in that state. So it’s better vote Santorum in MI in order to cripple Romney in his home state.
The result may turn out to be a 2-man race between Newt & Santorum. I respect both men, and would find such a campaign more edifying then having to continue to deal with this dishonest lying d-bag Mitt.
Romney must be stopped.
They really do appear to be staying out of each other’s way for the most part. This is good for all.
Romney is now carpet bombing vicious ads against Santorum. I hope he
can take this creep down!!!! We all need to pray!!!!! How about some very
strong prayer threads.
“They really do appear to be staying out of each others way for the most part. This is good for all.”
Better for all would be a team of the two... Far superior than the Romney/Paul tag team against Rick.
I’m confidant in the intelligence of Newt’s supporter’s that they will proceed in a manner advantageous to Newt.
It’s unfortunate, however, that there are some on this thread who have done nothing but criticize Newt and his supporters- now laying the predicate for a unified conservative strategy.
No doubt, discerning Newt supporters will caste their vote in the manner that most helps Newt secure the nomination.
With Newt’s supporters Samtorum could take it away from Romney,
Newt does not have the numbers in Michigan and is not spending any
I see a lot of talk by Santorum people about Newt’s supporter voting for their guy in different states, but I never hear any reciprocity being offered from their side. They are still run full steam in all the states. So why should Newt’s people step aside for Santorum if they are not willing to offer him the same support in states like Georgia, TN, OK etc. I’ll pass thank you. If little Ricky can win on his own great, but Newt shouldn’t step aside and let him run uncontested for the conservative vote.
“Isn’t a vote for Newt a vote against Romney?”
Not in Michigan, my friend.
Newt HAS stepped aside in Michigan. He wants Willard to finish behind Rick this coming Tuesday for obvious reasons.
I have a better idea for defeating Romney - why doesn’t Santorum just drop out? What’s the point in two conservatives splitting the vote and helping Romney?
Politics is a team sport, Rick could take one for the team.
It doesn’t help Newt if Romney wins Michigan and Arizona. Operation Chaos Newt style.
Gingrich nominated = Obama reelected
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ahh - you mean how Newt won South Carolina because the big guns, Palin included, said, “Vote for Newt or it’s over and you get Romney?”
And, isn't a vote for Newt or for Santorum a vote against Romney?
So why would a vote for Santorum not be a vote against Newt or Romney?
When there are more than 2 candidates in an election (with Ron Paul, there are four in this one), there is no principled mathematical way of selecting the best candidate unless the winner has an absolute majority of the vote. The second place or even the third or fourth place finisher, after all, might be acceptable to more people than the first place finisher. The first place finisher might have only 30% of the vote, and the fourth place finisher might be the second choice of 100% of the voters.
Typically our elections are first past the pole winner take all. That means that if Gingrich and Santorum appeal to the same base, and together draw 55% of the vote, but split it 27-28, Romney takes the whole state if he wins 29% of the vote. Whereas if in that example, if Gingrich voters vote Santorum, Romney loses. And that is what is being advocated here.
The problem with what you’re asking is for people to jump ship from the leader (in Oklahoma and Tennessee), or the second place and closing fast (in Georgia) for the other “Not Romney” candidate. That does not help that I can see.
LOL - logic would dictate Newt drop out. (Before you respond, think of what that statement causes you to think and feel. That is what the Santorum supporters think and feel when you say he should drop out.)
I’m a Newt Supporter and will vote for Newt here in Ga no matter what, but I can go along with this scenario... Santorum is my choice #2 and Mittens must be stopped at all costs.
Yep. Santorum supporters want Newt to drop out and Newt supporters want Santorum to drop out. :-) Understandable. So ... conservatives as a group are actually helping Romney get in. Sad but that is how it is.
Rick already took one for the team.
Time for Newt to take 2 aspirins, go to bed, phone it in tomorrow morning.
I would rather see Santorum embarrassed in Michigan than see him win. Helping Santorum win does not help Newt. We only have room for one candidate and I don’t want Romney or Santorum. All these guys are labeled conservative by the media so we damn well better elect the one who is conservative.
Hasn’t Newt dropped out of Michigan? I thought I heard that on Rush’s show today.
I want Paul and Romney to drop out so we can actually have some fun during primary season for a change.
But Newt himself suggested that Santorum drop out when his numbers were low. By his own reasoning, Newt should drop out.
Since Palin was not competing in the caucus and primary contests, she would not be turning her voters over to him in the same sense.
His victory would not be in competition with her. She would not benefit at future caucuses and polls by claiming she was the only reason he won.
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