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.
SARAH PALIN endorses Mr. Newt in Alaska. Great speech on FoxBusinessNews!
Newt won two states so far and has picked up delegates tonight. Perry was on saying that Texas is a doable and could be a big win for Newt.
Sarah Palin said Newt should NOT drop out and spoke very highly of Newt. Do not underestimate this very fluid and voilitile election where anything can happen and has
GO NEWT GO.....
Never surrender... defeat is not an option.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
BRAVO Advil! well said!
No, you don't get it. The rats will vote for a candidate with whom they disagree on 99% of the issues because they will do what it takes to pick up every percentage point one point at a time. They have patience, and can see the big picture. Guys like you want "Reagan or nothing". You will end up with 4 more years of Obama.
Another Reagan is EXACTLY what is needed and NOT another McCain.
Newt is my favorite, but I don’t see him winning the nomination, or even coming in 2nd... It is a shame. He would have taken the fight to Obama.
Right on, DJ!
True conservatism wins every time it’s lived,
defended and consistently demonstrated in this
CENTER RIGHT nation.
Build it and they will come ..
Good for him to get Secret Service protection!
Now Callista can stop protecting his six with her CC weapon, and let the SS take over.
Time for her to hit the spa, wash the hair, and start over again with a new doo!
DON’T GIVE UP!
They thought Reagan couldn’t win. He proved everything that you said.
A second BRAVO!
He still will. Don't give up..so Romney has won some of the eastern states and Santorum will start to sink in the polls.
Kraut hammer just said he expects Newt to drop out next week. It will then be a 2wo-man race.
Absolutely right. You put my exact thoughts into words. Thank you.
IIRC Obama got SS almost immediately after he declared, no one else having even dropped out of dem field at that time.
Well stated and I agree completely.
Romney has successfully run a company, but his role as Governor did not produce good results.
Santorum’s resume is much lighter than either of these.
If Newt can't win, I doubt anyone else can make the necessary changes, so there is not much point for me, unless Newt can continue to fight.
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