Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich intensifies Deep South strategy, shifting resources to Alabama, Mississippi
Posted on 03/07/2012 10:33:59 AM PST by VinL
Newt Gingrich is canceling campaign events scheduled for Kansas at the end of the week to shore up support in the Deep South. The former House speaker plans to pour his time and resources into Alabama and Mississippi.
Everything between Spartanburg all the way to Texas, those all need to go for Gingrich, said campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond.
The candidates bus, his rallies and campaign events will be trained on a southern strategy...
Campaign aides also brushed off suggestions by supporters of Rick Santorum that Gingrich drop out...
All of the logic being used by the Santorum campaign is simply reversed and it could be used on Rick Santorum, Hammond said. Well argue, Santorum is splitting Mitt Romneys moderate vote.
The GOP primary will go on for many more months, Hammond said. Well stick in the race.
In a radio interview Wednesday morning, Gingrich himself made clear that he has no plans to get out of the Republican primary, allowing Santorum to face Romney in a head-to-head match up.
If I thought he was a slam dunk to beat Romney and to beat Obama, I would really consider getting out. I dont, Gingrich said on Bill Bennetts Morning in America radio show Wednesday. I think each of the three candidates has strengths and weaknesses and that this is a very healthy vetting process.
Gingrich described himself as a tortoise moving slowly but steadily toward the nomination as he hailed his victory in Georgia on Super Tuesday.
Gingrich was greeted in Montgomery by an enthusiastic crowd in the downtown Renaissance Hotel, where a banner hung reading Promise of a Newt Day. ...
Gingrich looks at the Republican strongholds of Alabama and Mississippi as Gingrich country places where you can sniff out what a conservative is, Hammond said.
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OHHhh you MUST ping the list! I want to hear all about it!!!
All of the logic being used by the Santorum campaign is simply reversed and it could be used on Rick Santorum,
I agree with this statement.
Understood. But, on the other end, he’ll know in a week. He will either win Ala and Miss- or he won’t. Senseless, at this point, after a year’s campaigning, to not give it one more week- especially where these are arguably his best states.
You can see his view, right?
I agree, I don’t think Newt’s campaign has been well managed at all.
I am trying to figure out a different system for these primaries and thought using the elector college would be way better then the system they have now. I would require all 50 states mandatory must vote for the candidates and nobody is named nominee until after the 50th states. However, using this system does not work either because the numbers are awful.
Using the electoral college:
Romney gets 133
Santorum gets 58
Newt gets 23
Interesting. I don’t like “winner take all contests”, or attempts to shorten the primary season. I think both favor big money, and favor establishment candidates.
Irrespective of whether Santorum or Gingrich win MS and AL, having both of them running will guarantee that neither will get 50%+1 of the vote, and thus the states’ delegates will be allocated proportionally instead of winner-takes-all, allowing Romney to win delegates in both states. If Gingrich drops out, Santorum would get over 50% of the vote in each state and Romney would get 0 delegates.
Santo can drop out and Gingrich gets 50% of the vote.
That would be great, if one wants Santorum as president.
We’ll be out of town or we would go see him in Desoto county. GO NEWT!
It goes both ways. Santo drops out and Gingrich becomes president.
Your theory is all wet.
I would venture to say, that would count for MOST of us.
No, it’s only a matter of personal pride to him right now. We have a country to save. Even IF he is able to snatch victories from Rick, Newt will have 4 states, and that will be the end of the line. Thanks much, Newt! Bob
Read his website. I thought that his speech was great, and full of reasons to vote for him, and against Romney and the Punk. Bob
Newt should run to be the second President of the CSA.
Not sure about you, but for me, it was his blatant hostility towards the "liberatarian" element in the party that got me. Heck, I posted a Reagan speech where he said that (small "l") "libertarianism", in contrast to the more extreme positions of the Libertarian Party, is really the heart of conservatism. Yet Santorum openly despises even that small "l" libertarianism.
I'll vote for him if he's the nominee, but that's it. And my vote there won't matter anyway because he'd get crushed.