Skip to comments.Gingrich Vows to Continue Campaign, Gets Secret Service Protection (starts tomorrow)
Posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:33 PM PST by STARWISE
After winning only one of 10 states in the Super Tuesday sweepstakes -- his home state of Georga -- GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich contrasted his "Main Street work" with rival Mitt Romney's "Wall Street money," and vowed to continue his quest for the nomination.
"We basically put people power up against money power," Gingrich told supporters in a ballroom at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel and Convention Center. He repeatedly referred to Romney, who did considerably better than Gingrich on Tuesday night, as the "Wall Street" candidate.
There are lots of bunny rabbits to run through," Gingrich said of the volatile primary race. "I am the tortoise. I just take one step at a time.
He also zeroed in on President Obama, hitting the president on his energy proposals and promoting his pledge to bring gas prices down to between $2 and $2.50 a gallon.
"I believe I am the one candidate who has the ability to debate Barack Obama decisively, Gingrich said.
By winning the state he represented in Congress for 20 years, Gingrich met the standard he set for himself to continue seeking the nomination. If I can't carry my home state where people know me, I would have no credibility, Gingrich said.
But he was disappointed by losses to rival Rick Santorum in Oklahoma and Tennessee, two states where Gingrich hoped his conservative pitch held appeal.
A source in the Gingrich campaign confirmed to National Journal that the candidate will get Secret Service protection beginning Wednesday. The campaign had requested an official security detail in late February but only heard today that their request has been approved.
It’s about time!
Texas and California . . . plus here in AL & MS.
Go Newt! He has the experience and the vision!!!!
I’m afraid one state isn’t enough. It’s time to drop out or watch Romney take it. I was for him before, and it makes me sad....but enough is enough.
yes stay in Newt, split the delusion vote with ron and rick and speed up the inevitable Romney win.Im down with it.
Why should the best candidate drop out now? The south hasn’t gotten to vote for him yet. He’d be crazy to drop out now. You never know what will happen.
It’s much simpler than that. I think it’s you who does not understand the level of conviction true conservatives have this time.
I don’t give a crap about the Republican party if Newt doesn’t win. It’s that simple.
And is has nothing to do with Newt himself. NOTHING. It has everything to do with the delusion that we need a social conservative who has no clue about anything else.
Santorum is a weakling. He will not win against Obama, and even if he does, he is INCAPABLE of doing the job of President that will be facing him. He is going to have economic collapse and possibly a world war to deal with, and he has no idea how to handle either issue.
It’s not over ‘til it’s over!
And with such a non-conservative, lackluster candidate,
so ill constituted for this fight, who’s thrust upon us
by the Beltway pubbie establishment machine,
my question is
if we don’t fight now, when ALL the chips .. ALL our
treasure is at stake: WHEN DO WE?
Which is why smattering the open, broken primary system over the course of 6 months if !@#$ing stupid.
just vote for Oboma and you will be happy.
You nailed it on the head. That is exactly how I feel.
that’s a good argument.
Santorum is a big spender on social issues. We can’t AFFORD him.
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