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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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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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To: Gator113
Dear Santorum camp......screw you.

AMEN!

51 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:35 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

Romney’s God-send is Gingrich. Gingrich is undermining the resistance.

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


52 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:45 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: LonelyCon

Delegate counts

Romney 330
Santorum 132
Gingrich 90
Paul 56


53 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:53 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Mmogamer

I agree. Let it go to the convention. I am for Santorum, but Newt would be a fool to give up his bargaining power. He can push his agenda if nothing else,and he is much more fertile in good ideas than either Rick or Mitt.


54 posted on 03/06/2012 9:37:58 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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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!

A thousand times HELL NO!!


55 posted on 03/06/2012 9:38:04 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

LeopoldvonRanke
Since Feb 8, 2012

I think you need to go.


56 posted on 03/06/2012 9:38:10 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Christie at the beach

Santorum supporters are delusional. He blows another big lead in Ohio (just like Michigan) and wins fewer delegates than Newt, and they say drop out!

lol

good luck with that


57 posted on 03/06/2012 9:39:42 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Your boy campaigned for Mitt in ‘08 - He’s the one who wants him - don’t fool yourself. He’s a LIAR.


58 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:39 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: LonelyCon

Noot is finished. He needs to bow out or endorse rino romney and make it official already.


59 posted on 03/06/2012 9:40:52 PM PST by makomako
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To: RIghtwardHo
13,000 also voted for Perry and Huntsman in Ohio.
What ? there has been 2 wasted opportunity to finally force Mitt Romney out of the race.
Yes, it's time for Newt to wake up and realize reality.
The stubbornness and pride of Newt and his supporters will ensure us a Romney GOP nomination.
60 posted on 03/06/2012 9:41:29 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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