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Santorum camp asking conservatives to pressure Gingrich to drop out
MSNBC ^ | March 6, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty

Posted on 03/06/2012 9:18:04 PM PST by LonelyCon

Rick Santorum's campaign is calling on conservatives to pressure Newt Gingrich to abandon his bid for the White House, a senior adviser told reporters tonight.

Senior campaign strategist John Brabender said the key for the campaign going forward will be creating an opportunity to challenge Mitt Romney one-on-one, though Brabender maintained the Santorum campaign would not directly call on Gingrich to drop out of the race.

"We're never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he's the one who can compete against Mitt Romney," Brabender said.

"The real key right now is, can we get an opportunity to get a one-on-one shot with Mitt Romney," he said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adiosnewt; election; getoutnewt; gingrich; goawaynewt; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newt4romney; newtbots4romney; newtbotsindenial; newtgetout; newtgingrich; newtistoast; newtsplittingthevote; ricksantorum; santorum
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1 posted on 03/06/2012 9:18:07 PM PST by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

Mr. Newt will take it all the way to the Convention and he will win there! Time is on his side, and he has the Bold Solutions, and the Bold message. Time will give this to Mr. Newt! I feel it in my heart!

EAGLES UP MR. NEWT!


2 posted on 03/06/2012 9:20:31 PM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: LonelyCon

I’m thinking no.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 9:20:54 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Bobbisox

Agreed. As long as Newt stays in he will clip more delegates from Romney, and will have more leverage at the (hopefully open) convention.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 9:22:28 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LonelyCon

Newt isn’t getting out until Romney is crowned the nominee. If you listened to Newt’s comments in Georgia this evening, then you would know he intends to stick it out to the bitter end.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 9:22:36 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: LonelyCon

NUTS


6 posted on 03/06/2012 9:22:59 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: LonelyCon

Why doesn’t anyone ever tell crazy ronny to get out?
He is background noise and the few delegates he gathers will do nothing but cause trouble. I freakin despise that selfish old coot.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 9:23:12 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: LonelyCon
..he's the one who can compete against Mitt Romney," Brabender said.

Then why not ask Romney to drop out?

8 posted on 03/06/2012 9:23:23 PM PST by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: LonelyCon

No, no and heck no!


9 posted on 03/06/2012 9:23:56 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Bobbisox

Yes, Newt needs to go.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 9:24:23 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LonelyCon

If Newt had pulled out, Ssntorum would have won in OH tonight. But what Newt is going to do is hang around long enough to throw this to Romney. Newt has a marginal base, horrible favorables, and stands as much chance as me as winning the nomination. The question really is, why does Newt want Romney as the GOP nominee??

Santorum 2012


11 posted on 03/06/2012 9:25:10 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: All; LonelyCon
FoxNews says Newt takes 70 delegates tonight and Santorum 60.

Romney smacks them around with 200.

12 posted on 03/06/2012 9:25:23 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: LonelyCon

EFF THAT!


13 posted on 03/06/2012 9:26:10 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ohio shows the folly of this reasoning. If Santorum had Newt’s +15 in Ohio, he would have won the full slate there.

Newt is dividing enough votes and letting Romney pick up the votes that he needs to win the nomination outright - no brokered convention.

Newt, after tonight - cannot force a brokered convention. Romney and Santorum won too many delegates.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 9:26:30 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

RuPaul is at that age where rubber chicken tastes goooooooood.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 9:26:30 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: LonelyCon

It’s time. Newt needs to do the right thing for this country and the Conservative cause.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 9:26:44 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj
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To: TheBattman

Now that he has a Secret Service entourage, Newt won’t drop out. Very clever of the administration.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 9:27:21 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: newzjunkey

“FoxNews says Newt takes 70 delegates tonight and Santorum 60.”

There are a number of Santorum’s delegates that are un-committed. Rick sure is whiney these days. GO NEWT GO!


18 posted on 03/06/2012 9:27:45 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Mark

“Then why not ask Romney to drop out?”

I’ll sign up for that!


19 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:06 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: LonelyCon

Santorum, STUFF IT!


20 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:14 PM PST by WellyP (REAL)
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To: newzjunkey

And conservatives take another hit. Newt needs to go.

GA is done, and he isn’t going to win anymore states, anywhere.

He’s made his point, he can win his home state, but what else can he win? He was third tonight in Tennessee and third tonight in Oklahoma.

Santorum is now the favourite to win all the upcoming states over Newt.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:18 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: LonelyCon

Santorum needs to drop out and back Newt.


22 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:46 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Once again nothing's ever Santorum's fault.

Just as he did for Michigan, Newt didn't campaign for Ohio and Santorum couldn't beat Romney one-on-one.

23 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:57 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: LonelyCon

Among states that Romney won, in Michigan and Ohio the total of Gingrich/Santorum votes exceeds Romney votes.

Romney’s votes are greater than the combined Gingrich/Santorum votes in Florida, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Vermont, Virginia (where only he and Paul were on the ballot), Washington, and Wyoming.

Newt has won Georgia and South Carolina.

Santorum has won Colorado, Kentucky, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Oklahoma.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 9:28:57 PM PST by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: LonelyCon

In other words, Newt Is closing on Rick with delegates.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 9:29:37 PM PST by mylife
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To: LonelyCon

Oh, for crying out loud! Newt frikking CEDED every state but Georgia to santorum and santorum choked. Stop it!!!


26 posted on 03/06/2012 9:30:02 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: LonelyCon

MSNBC, yes a real trusted source.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 9:30:14 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: Parley Baer

So much for Rick’s “big night”.

Does this account for Rick’s problems in Tenn and Ohio?

How about the fact he may not get 20% in Georgia?


28 posted on 03/06/2012 9:30:29 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Santorum has delegate problems in Ohio.

Full slate there?

Uh, no.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 9:30:44 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: LonelyCon
Unfortunately, Gingrich is now toast. He should drop out and endorse Santorum. If he did that, Romney's path to the nomination is much more difficult.

If he stays in, the "not Romney" vote remains split.
30 posted on 03/06/2012 9:30:44 PM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: AllAmericanGirl44

Good point.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 9:31:16 PM PST by mylife
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To: Piranha

Sorry, Santorum has won Tennessee, not Kentucky.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 9:31:30 PM PST by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: MestaMachine

Newt is about to find more than enuf coal to run a 4 wheel drive train.....Santorum is gonna go back to playin Icabod Crane tryin to rope sheep.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 9:31:55 PM PST by advertising guy ( the greatest threat to America is a Rino Senator in Congress)
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To: LonelyCon

It’s Newt, or I just don’t care.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:23 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Bobbisox

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

Well put...


35 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:32 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Where else can he win besides GA?

What is South Carolina...chopped liver?


36 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:32 PM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

The weird thing with next Tuesday, MIssissippi and Alabama is this:

1st place gets 32 delegates

2nd place gets 29 delegates

3rd place gets 26 delegates

And that is combined for both states. It has been a very weird primary with the dismal amount of delegates given out.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:37 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Parley Baer

There is no such thing as an uncommitted on the first vote. Party rule.


38 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:47 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: txrangerette

That’s the third state that Newt Gingrich has thrown to Romney.

Newt has only delivered two states, and cost us three. He’s a liability.


39 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:46 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: RIghtwardHo

Santorum might’ve won the % vote in Ohio, but still would have lost the delegate count to Romney because of delegate problems.


40 posted on 03/06/2012 9:32:55 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Bobbisox

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

I agree,,,


41 posted on 03/06/2012 9:33:31 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: LonelyCon

It was probably some low level staffer who is saying this. Again both Rick and Newt are adults and will make the decision on their own one way or the other. All this back and forth is not helping anything.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 9:34:15 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

What are the three. I can only think of two: Michigan and Ohio.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 9:34:44 PM PST by Piranha (If you seek perfection you will end up with Democrats.)
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To: LonelyCon

Dear Santorum camp......screw you.


44 posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:02 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: LonelyCon
"We're never going to call on anybody to get out, but what we are calling is on Tea Party supporters and conservatives is to rally behind the only candidate that has demonstrated over and over again that he's the one who can compete against Mitt Romney," Brabender said.

Okey Dokey!!!!

Go NEWT!!!! All the way to the White House!!!

45 posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:47 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Bobbisox

YES<YES<YES< for the sake of the nation.
GINGRICH IS UNELECTABLE!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2855603/posts


46 posted on 03/06/2012 9:35:47 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke
What escaped you is the delegate count taken tonight which FoxNews puts at 200 for Romney, 70 for Newt, 60 for Santorum, 10 for Paul.

It's the count that matters. What good is a win if you can't get the delegates? Ohio isn't the only state where Santorum's campaign fumbled. Among the highlights, he's also got the same slate problem in Illinois and isn't on the DC ballot.

47 posted on 03/06/2012 9:36:03 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: LonelyCon

Let me think on this.

Okay, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 03/06/2012 9:36:24 PM 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: txrangerette

Mississippi?

Alabama?

Texas?


49 posted on 03/06/2012 9:36:41 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s like its set up to go to a convention.


50 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:17 PM PST by mylife
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