Skip to comments.Santorum campaign hoping for help from Gingrich
Posted on 03/01/2012 1:35:56 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it will come from another rival, Newt Gingrich.
Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race. The former House speaker is showing no signs of bowing out, certainly not before next week's Super Tuesday voting.
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Call to Conscience PDF of letter and information sent to news organizations re Romney ads and his lies.
LOL, tell Rick to get some union volunteers to raid the phonebook for dead people and hit the ballot boxes for him.
“We have two fine candidates who aren’t visionaries,” he said of both Romney and Santorum. “One of them runs around saying he’s a manager. And the other goes around saying he’s essentially a very fine traditional big-government union conservative, who voted against right-to-work, and voted for every single minimum-wage increase the unions wanted. But neither of them offers bold changes.”
NO NEWT... not much will really change....
Even if Obama is ejected..
New Sodom wants and needs its massive corruption..
Rick, baby.... You need to drop out, get behind Newt and do the right thing by America.
Not going to happen. Newt's supporters are inspired by Newt's strong message of reforms to solutions. Ricky was used for awhile to divide the votes (he never saw it coming or either got caught in the, “I might could win” scenario). Newt's turn to stop Romney.
cainconservative to arrive 10-9-8-7-6...
The MSM is trying to give Santorum a boost with this column (it’s hitting all the outlets right now). They’re hoping to put pressure on Newt and begin a chorus for him to quit. It is an amazingly long, positive AP story about Santorum and his campaign — but the headline is the story the AP wants read.
Newt let Santorum have his Romney rumble in Michigan (too bad he spent his money there and is now scrambling). Newt has been focusing his resources on the South. It is hardly honorable to ask him to back down. It really shows Santorum’s weakness going into right to work territory.
Never Show the Enemy(mittens) your back is against the wall and your out of breath. Who knows he may be in worst shape.
Reminds me of McCain when he new he was beaten. Suspending his campaign so him and Obammy could have a sit down with George Bush.
If Rick goes head to head with bambi, Axelrod/Soros and the RAT media will have him painted up like the Church Lady peddling bibles door to door. It will be a slaughter. Guaranteed. Trust me on this.
(I’m just the messenger.)
Exactly - while Newt is advancing - elevating his strong message, as well as pushing back hard against Romney’s tactics.
Brabender is 100% correct.
I think, even after freaky cult member and future god of his own little planet, Willard Romney tries to buy the Washington caucus with a million or so, Rick squeaks by with a 4-5 point win there with enough of those Reagan Dems playing a roll on Sat and then ...
Rick goes on to a super Super Tuesday winning in Alaska, N. Dakota, Tennessee, Ohio, and Oklahoma with some Reagan Dem help.
And pretty strong seconds for Rick in Georgia (to Newt***) and in the three Willard states of Mormon Idaho, Socialist Vermont, and Taxachusetts.
Its a shame about Virginia though with the establishment blocking Rick and Newt from the ballot.
***I concede that Newt will win Georgia with the state establishments backing there.
But he wont win by enough to stay relevant nationally, imho.
Without the conservative vote split, RICK “The Working Man’s Friend” Santorum has an excellent chance to be OUR nominee in Tampa. Woo hoo!
They sure will. Matt Lauder began it the day before yesterday. It will not work because Newt’s supporters are energized. Palin will be on Greta tonight. It will be very interesting in what she will say about the race and the candidates. This past weekend, when she was on the Palin radio on the web; she told the candidates to take on the establishment/to change things with bold solutions. She also said to her base (”Don’t worry, I have your back!”)
Nothing wrong with the CONSERVATIVE’S CHOICE, RICK shockingly tying Willard the Liberal in Michigan ... 15-15 in delegates.
It actually forced Willard’s camp to pay about a half million PER DELEGATE!
THAT’S KIND OF EMBARRASSING. Ya think?
Watch for Willard to dip into his personal funds again as in 2008. That worked out sooooooooooooo well last cycle.
No one raised more funds than Santorum in February. And I really doubt that Newt funders and staff will desert conservatism by becoming Willard funders and staff in March (and going forward) when Newt drops out to endorse Santorum.
This will only HELP Newt’s fellow conservative, Rick.
Sure won’t hurt.
Those are 15 delegates in the Bag for Non-Mittens.
Yes you got me I wish it was Newt Vs Santorum. Fiscal Conservative Vs Social Conservative.
My point was FL was a money trap for Newt and MI was a money trap for Santorum. Luckily Santorum salvaged a split.
If he was in fact low on Funds. Fake MI and go Directly to the Super Tuesday states. Mittens cannot afford to lose MI he has to spend whatever it takes to win MI.
Both Newt & Santorum have been Burned by the Polls and Mittens war chest. Fight Smarter not Harder is my point for both Candidates.
And remember, Newt won more counties in FL than did Mitt but it was winner take all by majority vote -- which Mitt won by taking major population centers.
Rick... you are a nice man and a good Christian... sorry pal... we need GEORGE PATTON today.
Santorum (in his own words, rejects small, limited government, low taxes, etc.
The Rickster is NOT a conservative but just another GOPE big govt liberal/socialist ala RomneyCare.
Something strange happened...last night I caught the end of talk radio’s Dennis Miller show and the current guest was S.E. Cupp. I was on a brief work break and only heard a snippet, but she said that, although she is an
ATHIEST, she just loves Santorum.
Miller was using that as his “hook” to interest the listener, but I don’t know how she expanded on that as I had to leave it.
Don’t know who Miller supports, but that struck me as odd.
Oh, anything is possible in this curiouser and curiouser world...an athiest for Santorum, sure...but the point is she was giddy over Santorum while many people are knocking him for going overboard on the religion and social issues, and she’s an announced athiest.
Looks like she and Miller were trying to blunt that as an issue that some have against Santorum...the “he’s a religious zealot trying to run your life” kind of meme
She was on there to say, don’t worry, I don’t even believe in God and I’m crazy about Rick.
Baby Rick's ego is going to keep him running and result in another 4 years of obamanism.
Interesting and odd. Which makes it seem their objective was not smoothly advanced; very ham-handed. I expect it will have an effect though on blunting his edges on that front.
Love your analysis, CC..and positive comments..
Yes to Rick. Newt should drop out and help him after Ga.
Newt is the best we have.
That is the truth that no Mark Levin or anyone else can hide.
If we do get another four years of Hussein, LL, it won’t be because of anything that Rick Santorum did.
It’ll be due to the stupid entitlement minded drones who drink the Obama kool-aid and MSM propaganda once again and vote for him..
And an out of touch GOP-E who tries to foist a lying, flip flopping Rino from Massachusetts on us and pretend that he’s a viable Conservative.
It might seem ham-handed to us, but to them it was a great talk show schtick to entice listeners...WHAT? A conservative atheist?? WHAT?? A conservative atheist who just loves Rick Santorum?? (And a woman, too!).
They both loved pushing that “atheist who loves Rick” angle. Like they believed they knew exactly what they were doing.
As you suggested, it seems political...to show that Rick has no political problems...why, the brilliant commentator, conservative, woman, atheist S.E. Cupp just loves him.
I think it seems odd to ordinary folks like us, though...
(I’ve been on the Breitbart suddenly passes away of natural causes thread. I’m still in SHOCK.)
I agree that Newt is the best we have...I love his mind and his great ideas.
But how do you think he can get the nomination by himself?
I suggest he and Santorum team up and do whatever is necessary to defeat Romney.
I pray Obama doesn’t get four more years.
If it happens, it’s a matter of opinion as to whether Santorum played a part.
Yours is that he has played no part.
Mine is that he has played a part.
The candidate with the most juice to deal with Obama is Newt Gingrich. IF you watch him, hear him, read him, consider his experience and dead on knowledge of history and his incredible ability to communicate AMERICA, he has no peer among those still standing.
Those are facts.
People are free to downplay him or dump on him or ignore him, for his mistakes and “baggage”, but they can’t hide that truth that he brings the most to the battle.
Neither Mitt nor Rick even belong in the same category with him.
But if there were no Santorum and if it were Newt vs Romney with ALL opposed to Mitt being united behind Newt, Newt would defeat Romney and be best prepared to fight Obama and the Democrat, Saul Alinsky Left.
Santorum had the right to run, same as Newt. I’m not arguing that. But decisions have consequences.
He has a big following now, but he has problems, and he has never had the juice Newt Gingrich has. Very few mortals do.
Romney, meanwhile, took down Newt with bazillions in nasty, false ads in FL, after Newt had won a smashing victory in SC. That was real lucky for Rick, who swept right into that void. (On the other hand, Perry dropped out and both he and Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich.)
All of these things have all but removed the best we have from center stage.
Rick played NO part?
Sure he played A part...
“I suggest he and Santorum team up and do whatever is necessary to defeat Romney.”
I see no “TEAM” in Gingrich/Santorum period. I don’t personally wish to see Santorum anywhere near the WH unless destiny makes it so.
This country needs the only person currently running for POTUS with the leadership ability at this time in the precarious history of this Nation that can bulldoze the buildup of solidified deposits of Marxism from the halls of this Constitutional Republic, and make it work as intended once again.
My goal is to see Romney defeated and whomever can accomplish that, be it Newt, Rick or a combo thereof, will have my deepest respect.
I wish them both the very best.
At this point, if they serve only to divide the delegate votes enough to force a brokered convention, that will be a result worthy of praise.
Realistically, the only way to stop Mitt is for Rick to bow out and support Newt, not vice versa.
Rick's a big government republican. He ain't no Tea Party favorite. Newt is.