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Gingrich Takes Georgia, Keeping Campaign Alive With a Southern Strategy
The New York Times ^ | March 6, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL

Posted on 03/07/2012 12:18:08 AM PST by Brown Deer

Mr. Gingrich is poised to gain a substantial share of the state’s 76 delegates to the Republican convention.

“In the morning, we are going on to Alabama,” Mr. Gingrich told an enthusiastic crowd here on Tuesday night, some waving “Newt-a-Mania” signs. “We’re going on to Mississippi. We’re going on to Kansas. And that’s just this week.”

Alabama and Mississippi, which hold the next primaries on the calendar next Tuesday, both figure into Mr. Gingrich’s grand strategy for reanimating his candidacy by carrying Super Tuesday momentum into other victories in the South. So does Kansas, which holds its caucuses on Saturday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: gingrich; gop; newt; primary

1 posted on 03/07/2012 12:18:22 AM PST by Brown Deer
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To: Brown Deer
The FR Golden Gate Plan! is the "GOP Brokered Primary Now!"

Our good conservative candidates do NOT need to "drop out". We need to work together!

*2. Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee;

Brokered Primary Now! = Secure Conservative Nomination for the GOP Convention

Then use the next 5 months of campaigning to determine the best Conservative Nominee.

=>>> Full Details - Post 55 Says It All... on the "Brokered Primary Now!" thread.

2 posted on 03/07/2012 12:22:05 AM PST by Golden Gate
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To: Brown Deer
This was a very positive article. The MSM are now writing positive articles about Newt. The MSM despise Newt. The MSM support Obama. The only reason the MSM are writing positive articles about Newt is because they think if Newt does well it will help Obama.
3 posted on 03/07/2012 12:42:41 AM PST by detective
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To: detective

The MSM is totally out of touch with the American-American people.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 12:55:42 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: detective

>> is because they think

Since we don’t agree with NYT, then it’s safe to conclude Newt will beat Obama. QED


5 posted on 03/07/2012 12:58:17 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Brown Deer

Newt lost TN an ultra conservative state


6 posted on 03/07/2012 4:22:30 AM PST by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Brown Deer

Super Tuesday momentum? Dead last in 5 of 10 states? Momentum? 2-3 % in some states? What’s this guy smoking?


7 posted on 03/07/2012 4:35:57 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.

It’s “Super Tuesday,” only Romney and Gingrich can emerge to challenge Obama


8 posted on 03/07/2012 4:44:35 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

Gingrich already lost two southern states. Some strategy.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 6:19:11 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: steve8714

so let’s compare the number of delegates that Ricky got in comparison to Newt yesterday. and what’s your projection for next week?


10 posted on 03/07/2012 6:23:10 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: ncalburt
Newt lost TN an ultra conservative state

After the pounding Newt has sustained, these were the numbers yesterday (Newt was beginning to make gains in TN and OK):

Tennessee delegates:

Santorum: 25
Romney: 10
Gingrich: 8

Oklahoma delegates:

Santorum: 14
Gingrich: 13
Romney: 13

Atlanta delegates:

Gingrich: 46
Romney: 13
Santorum: 2

Newt also picked up 2 in ND, 3 in AK

Gingrich total delegates to date (w/o disputed FL numbers) 105.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 6:24:32 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Santorum has dropped below 20% in GA, if that holds he can not claim any delegates.

03/06 - GA: 47.4% Newt; 6.5% Paul; 25.7% Romney; 19.6% Santorum = 97% reporting.


12 posted on 03/07/2012 6:44:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Gene Eric; SaraJohnson
The MSM may be wrong. They are wrong all the time.

The NYT and the MSM never do positive stories on conservatives. They only do hit pieces. The MSM particularly dislikes Newt. When he was speaker he was the victim of smears and hit pieces almost every day. Early in the 2012 campaign the MSM attacked him many times.

Now we see a very positive story on Newt in the NYT. I have no proof but I believe that the NYT is being instructed to build up Newt by the Obama Administration. That is the only reason the NYT would write such a positive piece.

13 posted on 03/07/2012 7:19:54 AM PST by detective
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...


Super Tuesday gains in delegates:

14 posted on 03/07/2012 8:08:48 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Houghton M.
what are you smoking?

Super Tuesday gains in delegates:

15 posted on 03/07/2012 8:14:25 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

I don’t project; Newt is too weak outside Dixie to maintain any “southern strategy”, and lost two of the largest states in the South. What’s left? Alabama isn’t that big, nor is Mississippi, nor Arkansas.
Kentucky isn’t that promising for him. I don’t even count VA as being in the South, plus the party made certain he didn’t have a chance. How many delegates did Newty get outside Georgia in comparison to Rick?


16 posted on 03/07/2012 8:44:31 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: steve8714

Oh, and Kansas? Just a dream.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 8:45:51 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: steve8714
Alabama isn’t that big, nor is Mississippi

Nope, only 90 delegates. ;-)

How many delegates did Newty get outside Georgia in comparison to Rick?

Too hard for you to figure out? More importantly, how many delegates did Ricky get in Georgia? You only need two fingers for that.

Super Tuesday gains in delegates:

18 posted on 03/07/2012 8:59:50 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Marguerite; TitansAFC; Gator113; caww; sodpoodle; All

Check out the bound delegates and Newt is ahead. It is still a very voilitile election and anything can and will happen.
So far of the Republican Primaries Mitt Romney has a supposed lead. Let’s take a closer look at that and his opponents.

Name Count: Primary Vic’s to Caucus Vic’s-—Bound Delegate %
Mitt has a total of 415: 268 primary to 147 caucus-65% bound
Rick has a total of 176:—80 primary to 96 caucus-—45% bound
... Newt has a total of 105:-92 primary to 13 caucus-—88% bound
Ron has a total of 47:——11 primary to 36 caucus-—23% bound

Why is this an issue? This is relevant for the fact that the difference between primary & caucus victories. Only primary victories are bound to the candidate; caucus victory delegates are therefore not bound and can change their mind before the GOP Convention is held.

So as you can see, even though, Mitt may have a higher tally, Newt has a higher percentage % of bound delegates at the moment.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 9:18:10 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Brown Deer

It’s easy for Newty to have a big percentage increase when he started with so few.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 9:29:26 AM PST by steve8714 (Thank you, Andrew. I miss you already.)
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To: katiedidit1

Mitt has not yet broken the mark of 40% votes in the primaries, meaning still 60% of Republicans are not ready to vote for him. The global turnout is down, so if he is the nominee, he and his GOP elite will miserably fail next November.

I forsee the debacle coming.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 10:11:00 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: katiedidit1

Romney’s opponents may have no real chance to win the delegate fight—but they could kick the contest to Tampa, where all delegates are released after the first ballot.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/07/no-clear-path-to-victory-for-romney.html


22 posted on 03/07/2012 10:20:06 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ...

Gingrich Senior Advisor Randy Evans Explains Delegate Math

http://youtu.be/mAWj6r9VOqE


23 posted on 03/07/2012 10:32:27 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: katiedidit1

Oh my dear, you just made my day brighter. Have stayed off this thing all morning. First thread and you have this great read. 88% BOUND, wow. Thank you.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 11:29:48 AM PST by annieokie
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To: annieokie

annie:) Newt has 105 SECURED delegates to Santorum’s 78 and Santorum only has 2% more of the popular vote. Newt has 23 and RS has 25..so why oh why should Newt drop out?


25 posted on 03/07/2012 11:34:30 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1
NEWT shouldn't. I tell you he has some stradegy in mind, he is very smart and has been in politics as long time to know what needs to be done. Oh Happy Day.

Interesting: Talked with daughter, she was sick and could not vote. She told me her son was NOT ALLOWED to vote.

He showed up at the poll, woman said Democrats over there, he said Mamm, I'm a Republican. Showed his Dr. Lic., (he had moved since last election), she said, you can't vote. His name was in the rolls. Boy am I mad.

Bet if he were some minority democrat, they would have let him vote, 3 or 4 times.

I didn't know that Ok, had a Democratic Primary yesterday. Well, Randell Terry beat Obama. hahahahahhaha

I also see that Joe The Plumber won the GOP seat in Ohio, (I think it was Ohio). good news just keeps coming in.

26 posted on 03/07/2012 11:47:16 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Marguerite

“Romney’s opponents may have no real chance to win the delegate fight—but they could kick the contest to Tampa, where all delegates are released after the first ballot.”

And Paul’s people are getting as many of them as possible selected as delegates to the county conventions and state conventions and national convention to vote Paul on the second ballot and Paul is the nominee.

For this reason, don’t want to see a contested election at the national convention.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 12:27:17 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will bash Hussein in debates - Newt needs money.)
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