Skip to comments.Did Newt Gingrich Just Win In Michigan? (His plan to win is patient, simple and clever)
Posted on 02/29/2012 6:14:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Ever since Newt Gingrich's loss in Florida's Republican primary I've been trying to read that gotcha-just-where-I-want-you smile of his. What's his plan for winning the nomination? No matter how bleak his prospects appear, he does have a plan, that we can be certain of. And whatever it is, it is patient, simple and clever.
He's the same man after all who wrote a book explaining how Robert E. Lee could have won the battle of Gettysburg by simply abandoning the field July 2, marching a day south and east and waiting for the Union Army to destroy itself. As Newt has done the same thing himself numerous times, most famously when he stopped negotiating with Bill Clinton when everybody told him he had to and if it wasn't for Bob Dole surrendering the government shut-down, almost folded up that administration like a cheap suit.
Now watching Romney and Santorum each beat the other's brains out in Michigan I think I finally figured out what Newt is up to. Waiting for it to finish so that he can move south and east again. Just like he always does. And if I'm right it means we'll look back and see that both Romney and Santorum showed up for a chess match, clutching a box of checkers.
From day one Gingrich could only win the nomination if he was the only conservative alternative to Romney. That a fact and that's his baggage. And so Michigan was the set-up Newt was waiting for. Let Romney be defeated in his home state he was finished and then Gingrich could take Santorum in the areas of the country where Monsignor Rick doesn't play all that well. Let Romney win and Santorum's momentum would peak and a week he'll be polling 10-15% again.
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And you're right about VA being the key. My bet? Most people don't bother to show up in VA, period. That likely works in Paul's favor because his supporters are zealots. Doesn't really accomplish anything for Paul, but it DOES keep 40-odd delegates out of Mitt's pocket.
Mitt takes the NE, Newt gets the big banana (GA), and who knows about the rest. I heard that Santorum was polling well in OH.
“Should be interesting because I think Limbaugh is right, the GOP elites now desperately fear Romney getting the nomination and then getting his clock cleaned.”
That is interesting.
I missed that. Any backup in print of that part of his program as some Freepers post a few hours later?
I’ve been eating algae. It does indeed convert to gas.
Huckabee Will Host a Presidential Forum on Fox News (Romney, Newt and Santorum will attend) (Saturday)
If you’d like to help Newt out, making calls from the national phone banks, or in other grassroots efforts, here is the address:
There is still time to set Newt on fire once again... but only if EVERYBODY does their part and then some. Please consider helping, and asking your friends to help, also. Newt needs everybody on board. Thanks for considering.
Hey hey, this is great. Now, where can I watch Fox News live on my computer since we don’t have TV?
As bad as Newt is on his inconsistencies and flip flops, he is very disliked in terms of the establishment type Republicans, and therefore is a far better alternative in my mind.
Romney can be counted on to go along with whatever the Rockefeller Republican wing of the party wants to do, and if it comes to that, I'd rather have someone who is more interested in slashing and burning the status quo.
Krauthammer has repeatedly referred to mitty as weak.
Last night on CNN, one of the post panel of talking heads pointed out lots of GOPes are surprised at just how “shockingly weak” mitty is.
For one, I sure hope he did, and from Romney as well. Gingrich should take every vote he can find and from every quarter.
I missed it because I did not listen to Rush yesterday. The truth is I never do. I can’t sit for 3 hours listening to him repeat himself over and over again when life is so short.
None the less, I do enjoy reading those transcripts when printed on FR.
If Romney ultimately wins the GOP nomination what does that tell us of voters even within the Republican ranks - no less the general public? Arrogant, tall, smooth talking’ BS artists like Obama and Romney can bully, schmooze and Big Money their way to the election. Pathetic—I puke on the whole sorry state of affairs this joker of a process!
Oh Yes. Newt just helped Romney win his home state. I don’t think that is good at all. Romney now has mojo which is the last thing he needs. Hopefully Santorum can win Washington....it is possible since it is a caucus and he is good with those. Newt is concentrating on Georgia. He will win Georgia on Super Tuesday and maybe another state but he only wants Georgia, the state that he lived in for 20 years. It is so strange that Romney is getting props for winning his home state.
Santorum probably had quite a few votes ceded to him in Michigan and in Arizona by Newt’s non-compete, there are also some who are very loyal to Newt and some who really don’t want Rick as well. I’ve really seen all I want of Rick and part of our problems are because of “Social Conservatives” who are not also “Fiscal Conservatives.” Newt Gingrich’s voting record on “Social” issues has been at least as good as Santorum’s, but when you look at the rest of the record, and then the accomplishments, and then the advancement of the “Conservative agenda”, and then his abilities and capabilities. I don’t believe I could possibily vote for anyone else for any reason as long as Newt Gingrich is on the ballot. He is an extrodinary individual for these extrodinary times.
O'Reilly HOGGED the entire interview, Newt could hardly get a word in, with all of Bills "Yeah, Buts". He thinks he is smarter than NEWT??? give me a break.
Why doesn't O'Reilly just Masterbate INTERVIEW HIMSELF? Why schedule guests to rape? Can't stand O'Reilly.
Santorum’s loss in MI certainly made my vote next week in the OH primary easy: Newt. I was going to vote for whomever could stop the Mittster, but clearly that isn’t Santorum and I prefer Newt over Santorum anyway.
Praying for a good NEWT night on Super Tues. Go NEWT
Santorum was right. On election day, he probably won, at least the delegate race. I just saw his results in Macomb County. He lost the county by 200 on election day, and by over 7000 when absentees are included. Seniors voted heavily against Santorum, or more accurately, for George Romney.
Notice that Obama came out spewing the 3 point issue of the GOP:1.Drill now., 2. Drill now., 3. Keep on Drilling.
He was attacking NEWT GINGRICH, that is the only candidate that Obama is afraid of.
I WANT NEWT, NEWT, NEWT
Agree. I’m voting for Newt, but Romney, like it or not, will be the nominee. All we can hope for is that he fights 1/10th as dirty against Obama as he has against Republicans.
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