Skip to comments.Santorum super PAC calls for Gingrich to drop out
Posted on 03/07/2012 8:21:10 AM PST by SmithL
WASHINGTON (AP) A super political action committee supporting Rick Santorum in the Republican presidential race says it's time for Newt Gingrich to drop out.
Stuart Roy, an adviser for the Red, White and Blue Fund, told The Associated Press Wednesday that the former House speaker is splitting conservative voter and making it difficult for them to settle on a conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
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This super-pack is only helping romney by making Newt supporters turn from Rick.
When Lil’ Ricky becomes a Conservative, I’m sure Speaker Gingrich will take it with all the consideration it deserves.
The numbers tell the whole story. Santorum hasn’t harmed Gingrich but Gingrich does harm Santorum.
In florida, Gingrich lost by more than Santorum took. In Michigan, Santorum lost by 3 and Gingrich took twice that much. In Ohio, Santorum lost by 1 and Gingrich took double digits.
Romney could have been knocked up by now.
Oh look, another one of bandwagon Rick’s flunkies demanding that people that actually value their vote mindlessly vote for him.
This isnt affirmative action. Newt is working for his vote, while Rick just wants it handed to him.
Why, so Santorum can come in second in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas??
Romney came in second in Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee yesterday.
Keep the wins from Romney is the goal now, just as it was before Super Tuesday. To display his weakness and get us a winning candidate at the convention.
the two are less than 50 delegates apart.... why not have the bushes 4th term drop out, and let a fighter win it
With the organization and money that Romney has he wouldn’t have conceded any more than one of the other candidates. I voted Newt in Ohio yesterday and I would again - this needs to keep going with all - if it’s a convention call so be it. Let all the states have a say for a change.
It’s being talked about here on the radio, in Ohio, that 100,000 dems voted for Romney.
Anyone know how Santorum’s money is holding out? I sent his campaign a message saying I was praying for Bella and receive several requests for money a day.
OTOH have donated to Newt and just was reminded about the 2.50 gas fundraiser.
There was a blurb this morning that Romeny was spending much faster than it was coming in.
but who am I to talk after voting for Hildabeast in the 08 Indiana contest per Op Chaos
payback is a b!tch I guess
“Romney could have been knocked up by now.”
Not if he put some free Govt aspirin between his knees.
My state doesn’t hold its primary until May. I so want to vote and work for Newt here!
Ron Paul is dangerous.
Ron Paul, Soros and Defense
Before everyone gets their panties in a wad. Obama is already starting to make the moves to destroy our military.
Ron Paul will just drive the knife into their backs.
I thought it was clever how the Obama military haters are going to cut Benefits for veterans and wounded soldiers.
Wonder how far enlistment will drop on that one.
One of Ron Pauls best friends is George Soros..
Romeny already holds over a third of the Delegates, and has more than both Santorum and Newt combined. If the remaining states do what they are slated to do, Romney will have the nomination sewed up by the end of April.
It is what it is. You can blame whomever, till your face turns purple, but that won't change reality for what it is.
The facts are, the entire Republican Primary, has become a joke. Santorum can't win, and neither can Newt. Even if Newt were to quit now, Santorum does not have the necessary preparation or organization, to qualify for the number of delegates he needs to win.
I absolutely guarantee that under any circumstances, I will NOT vote for Santorum or his big brother, Romney. I will not vote for unqualified candidates, period.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
Sarah Palin’s reaction: “Oh, boo-hoo.”
Since a combination of Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul will suck more votes from the onerous Romney than any single candidate, they should all stay in the race.
This will improve the odds for a brokered convention.
The critical thing is to keep the onerous Romney from getting the 1144 votes needed for a first ballot nomination. Because if he fails in this, it will be a wide open convention and delegates can vote for whoever they choose.
And it won’t be Romney. In fact, it probably won’t the Santorum or the other current candidates, either.
It is almost certain to be a more conservative candidate, who is *not* controlled by moneyed interests, and is *not* a whopping egomaniac. One who is focused on the obeying the constitution, conservative core values, and has a profound ethical sense.
Note Hard Totals:
Not sure how this running total will line up (formatting) but it can be found here:
GOP PRIMARY: Popular Vote - — Soft Pledged - - Soft Unpledged — Soft Total - - Hard Total
Mitt Romney: .3,242,740, 39.20% (314)17.36% (72)15.09% (386)16.89% .(302)13.21%
Rick Santorum: 2,087,454, 25.23% .(92) 5.09% .(67)14.05% .(159) 6.96% .(79)3.46%
Newt Gingrich: 1,818,548, 21.98% .....(107)5.91% . ...(13) 2.73%...(120)5.25% .(96)4.20%
Ron Paul: .,927,348, 11.21% ... (35)1.93%.......(38)7.97%......(73)3.19% ..(16)0.70%
Operation Hilarity told their people to vote for Romney last night to knock out Santorum, or so what I am hearing.
Let all the states have a say for a change.
I am tired of other states deciding for me and never having a chance to vote for anything more than left-overs.
If there isn’t a Gingrich to vote for in the primary, I won’t be voting. Perry and Gingrich are the only ones I am interested in voting for.
I will vote against Obama in Nov.
I am darn tired of the calls for Gingrich to drop out... darn tired.
It is looking bad for Rick and Newt. Here locally, people have been on the radio like, VDH, Horowitz, etc. have given up on them.
They hated their speeches last night and considered both whiney.
We could have done this, but we needed far better conservative offerings as candidates.
I think Newt’s superpac should ask Mr. Sanctimonious to drop out for the benefit of conservatives.
There are many voters that want to vote for Newt in the upcoming elections...why should they be denied? besides, many Newt supporters do not like RS.
HANG TOUGH NEWT! IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER!
Gingrich is ahead in the delegate count -time for Santos to SHUT HIS PIEHOLE
“In florida, Gingrich lost by more than Santorum took.”
Your analysis is flawed. We don’t live in a static world. Rick not getting on the Romney smear train after South Carolina could have changed that race dramatically. Rick’s losses in Michigan and Ohio have little to do with Newt (who barely campaigned in either). They have more to do with Rick squandering leads with missteps, backtracing, poor debate performances, and not being able to get enough liberal Democrat union votes.
Post number 9.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Reagan Democrats? There’s a whole new generation of them and only a moron would ignore them.
It wouldn’t work that way. Newt and Rick always switch places from 1st to 3rd in each state they win because they’re drawing votes from mostly the same poll of voters. One of them needs to drop out sometime this month for there to be a chance of beating Romney.
I live two hours outside of Detroit “moron”. The day of the primary there was wall to wall local coverage. They interviewed person after person that voted. The “Reagan Democrats” in question were hardcore union members organized by Democrat strategist Joe DiSano and liberal talk show hosts like Tony Trupiano. The “Reagan Democrats” that voted for Santorum can’t stand him (some saying things like “I wanted to puke when I voted for him”), and felt that Obama could easily beat him in the fall. Give your head a shake.
This will improve the odds for a brokered convention.
It doesn't work that way. Because of winner-take-all distribution either by district or state, Romney now has 53% of the delegates awarded so far with only 39% of the popular vote. At this rate, he probably wins it straight up, especially since there are more WTA states coming up later and they mostly favor him (Mormon or liberal states like UT and NJ). I'm not sure if the increasing amount of proportional southern states will be enough to counteract that.
Canada is heavily unionized, and heavily socialist. What kind of moron believes hardcore union members organized by Democrat strategists, and liberal talk show hosts have the best interest of Republicans at heart?
You’re of no consequence, consider yourself brushed off.
Perfectly fine by me.
I just posted this to a friend on another thread!
Dont look at me. Ive been posting since before the Michigan primary that the Reagan Democrats that were going to cross over for Rick were being organized by Democrat strategist Joe DiSano, and liberal radio talk host Tony Trupiano. Nobody would listen.
They were interviewing the Reagan Democrats that voted for Rick on local news here. They were saying things like I wanted to puke voting for Santorum, Santorum is so extreme I could barely vote for him and I hope Obama crushes Santorum in the fall.
These people are still insisting that the voters were indeed Reagan Democrats. In fact some guy on here today called me a moron for telling him the same story I just told you.
Yup, and I have yet to hear of any Democrat crossing over to vote for Newt as strategy. They know nominating Newt would not be good strategy because he would clean their clocks. I think they also truly hate him too much to pull the lever for him, because he truly challenges the foundation of their beliefs in ways that they cannot respond to or argue with effectively.
Yep, you are right. I think it will be his support for Santorum, not his commenting on Fluke, that will ultimately hurt Rush.
Flap your jowls all you want but who is gingrich pandering tow when he promises to continue ethanol subsidies? Who is he pandering to when he throws himself at the feet of the open border lobby? Who is he pandering to when he promises to create a new federal environmental agency.
Your unwillingness to acknowledge such things doesn’t say much for or against Gingrich but it does say a good bit about his followers.
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