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Santorum campaign hoping for help from Gingrich
St. Louis Today ^ | March 1, 2012 | AP

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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Meanwhile, members of Newt Gingrich's leadership team are asking the media to be honest, to do their job.

Call to Conscience PDF of letter and information sent to news organizations re Romney ads and his lies.

1 posted on 03/01/2012 1:36:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

LOL, tell Rick to get some union volunteers to raid the phonebook for dead people and hit the ballot boxes for him.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-gingrich-romney-brainwash-20120229,0,7741454.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fpolitics+%28L.A.+Times+-+Politics%29

“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.”


2 posted on 03/01/2012 1:42:48 AM PST by JediJones (Watch "Gingrich to Michigan: Change or Die" on YouTube. Best Speech Ever!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

NO NEWT... not much will really change....
Even if Obama is ejected..

New Sodom wants and needs its massive corruption..


3 posted on 03/01/2012 1:45:03 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rick, baby.... You need to drop out, get behind Newt and do the right thing by America.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 1:45:29 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
->>If we could ever make this where we have all the conservatives and tea party supporters behind us as one candidate against Mitt Romney, we'll win the nomination,” Brabender said Wednesday

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.

5 posted on 03/01/2012 1:49:11 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let's see how long it takes for Steelfish and

cainconservative to arrive 10-9-8-7-6...

6 posted on 03/01/2012 1:53:19 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

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.


7 posted on 03/01/2012 1:59:07 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Well I understand the Newt bashing. But for me its one more he is not ready.

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.

8 posted on 03/01/2012 2:01:25 AM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.
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(I’m just the messenger.)


9 posted on 03/01/2012 2:06:10 AM PST by Blado (Obama's brain is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era)
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To: Bailee

Exactly - while Newt is advancing - elevating his strong message, as well as pushing back hard against Romney’s tactics.


10 posted on 03/01/2012 2:07:26 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Christie at the beach

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.

It’s 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 establishment’s backing there.

But he won’t 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!


11 posted on 03/01/2012 2:16:29 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help...Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race."

Gingrich won't drop out. Even if he did, that wouldn't get much more money or staff for Santorum, if any. The news/propaganda piece appears to be an effort for Romney/Obama.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 2:16:29 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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!”)


13 posted on 03/01/2012 2:19:07 AM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Bailee; All

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.

Not.


14 posted on 03/01/2012 2:28:26 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: familyop

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.


15 posted on 03/01/2012 2:38:04 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative
“RICK shockingly tying Willard the Liberal in Michigan”.

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.

16 posted on 03/01/2012 2:46:12 AM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: Bailee
My point was FL was a money trap for Newt and MI was a money trap for Santorum. Luckily Santorum salvaged a split.

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.

17 posted on 03/01/2012 2:50:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rick... you are a nice man and a good Christian... sorry pal... we need GEORGE PATTON today.

LLS


18 posted on 03/01/2012 4:20:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S8EbWALW3C0#!


19 posted on 03/01/2012 4:30:41 AM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 5:40:32 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Vendome
Rick, baby.... You need to drop out, get behind Newt and do the right thing by America.

Baby Rick's ego is going to keep him running and result in another 4 years of obamanism.

21 posted on 03/01/2012 5:57:37 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: txrangerette

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.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 7:08:14 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: CainConservative

Love your analysis, CC..and positive comments..

Yes to Rick. Newt should drop out and help him after Ga.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 7:09:55 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary

No.

Newt is the best we have.

That is the truth that no Mark Levin or anyone else can hide.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 7:13:36 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Lady Lucky

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.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 7:16:31 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.)


26 posted on 03/01/2012 7:24:01 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

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.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 7:27:32 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Mountain Mary; Cincinatus' Wife

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...


28 posted on 03/01/2012 7:42:01 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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Top adviser John Brabender says Santorum's future may depend upon Gingrich leaving the race.


First, I'm a Newt Gingrich guy ...


Second ... "if" I was a Rick Santorum, that (above) remark by a key Santorum strategist would scare the "daylights" out of me ...

Why ?

It is "clearly" delusional thinking ...

That's a "very bad" way to run a campaign ... very bad, indeed ...

"If" Rick Santorum goes to sleep every night ... with his final prayer being ... "Please convince Newt to drop-Out" ...

Rick Santorum is "clearly" delusional ...




Newt Gingrich has many detractors ... but almost "all" of them KNOW that Newt's going to FIGHT LIKE HELL all the way to the Tampa GOP Convention ...

Newt will fight ... like Patton crossing Germany in the Fall of 1944 ...

If Nancy Pelosi KNOWS it ... so should "Little Ricky Santorum" ...




I guess Thursday's question is:

Will Rush Limbaugh discuss this point today ?

A couple of days ago Rush Limbaugh spent a long monologue (sp) stressing that "Rush lives in Realityville" ...



What would Rush Limbaugh say about a key Santorum Campaign Staffer (publicly) hoping that Newt Gingrich drops-out of the race ?

What "should" Rush Limbaugh say ?

Rush should kick Rick Santorum's XXXXX publicly ... with EXTREME PREJUDICE ... for that absolutely stupid remark ...

Period.

"What will we hear next from Santorum's Campaign ?" Rush would (should) ask ...

A) That Barrack Obama should admit that he's "really" a Moslem ?

B) That Barrack Obama should admit that U.S. unemployment is "really" 15-17 percent ?

C) That Barrack Obama should admit that he's "really" NOT a genuine U.S. citizen ?

D) That Barrack Obama should admit that he's "really" a freakin' racist ?




We've all heard Rush Limbaugh ... and that Rush-Alter-Ego (formerly respected) IDIOT ... Mark Stein ...

"SAVAGELY" attack Newt Gingrich ...

And we all know ... for a FACT that Rush Limbaugh would FIRE Mark Stein in a "New York Minute" if Rush felt that Mark Stein had crossed the magic line ...

The FACT is that Rush Limbaugh knowing invited (and re-invited several times) Mark Stein to the Golden EIB microphone ...

with the SINGULAR INTENT of Character Assassination against Newt Gingrich.

Did Mark Stein "savagely" attack anyone else ?

Nope.

And that's why ... after enjoying listening to Rush Limbaugh for ten-plus years ... I'm gradually weaning myself from his :agenda" and "show" ...




So where will Rush be today ?

Carrying MORE WATER for "Little Ricky Santorum" ?

"Explaining Away" what "Little Ricky Santorum" REALLY was trying to say ?

Give me a break ...




Anyway ... the Santorum Campaign really needs to stop making these "stupid" mistakes ... it's killing him ...




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29 posted on 03/01/2012 8:50:00 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Mountain Mary

“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.

Only Newt.


30 posted on 03/01/2012 8:57:26 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

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.


31 posted on 03/01/2012 9:32:10 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Realistically, the only way to stop Mitt is for Rick to bow out and support Newt, not vice versa.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 10:54:36 AM PST by Short Bus
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“If we could ever make this where we have all the conservatives and tea party supporters behind us as one candidate against Mitt Romney, we'll win the nomination,” Brabender said.

Rick's a big government republican. He ain't no Tea Party favorite. Newt is.

33 posted on 03/01/2012 11:04:54 AM PST by McGruff (The south shall rise again.)
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To: CainConservative
Can't help yourself? Now you're trying to make it look like the establishment is against Santorum re: Virginia. Your statement is false. Santorum did not even submit the necessary paperwork.
34 posted on 03/01/2012 2:43:35 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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