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Gingrich Adviser: Romney Should Quit Race, Leave It To Conservatives
Newsmax ^ | 3-7-12 | Weil

Posted on 03/07/2012 10:56:22 AM PST by VinL

Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign has an interesting response to a call from the super PAC supporting Rick Santorum for the former House speaker to exit the race. It’s front-runner Mitt Romney who should say sayonara, says Gingrich policy adviser Vince Haley, Politico reports.

The pro-Santorum Red, White and Blue Fund put out a statement Wednesday urging Gingrich to stand aside, so that the former Pennsylvania senator can stand as the former Massachusetts governor’s sole conservative challenger.

Haley, appearing on Geraldo Rivera’s radio program, would have none of it. But his first response was to take on Romney rather than Santorum. “It’s clear that the voters” aren’t coalescing around the front-runner, Haley said.

“I think he [Romney] should bow out of the race so that conservatives can have a debate” about how to confront Obama, he said. “It’s Mitt Romney who’s screwing up this race, and it’s his establishment support” that is keeping him afloat against the electorate’s wishes.

Haley didn’t exactly blow kisses to Santorum either, Politico reports. He said Santorum helped “squander” the balanced federal budget achieved when Gingrich was House speaker. Gingrich tops Santorum in appealing to both the hearts and minds of conservative voters, Haley said.

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Hey Rick- you want my vote? Instead, of engaging in tactical politics and negative campaigning on Newt's past marital problems, challenge him to a one-on-one debate in Alabama.

If you can beat Newt in the arena of conservative ideas- I promise- I will switch my support to you.

1 posted on 03/07/2012 10:56:31 AM PST by VinL
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To: VinL

Romney needs to drop out,

got that right he does.

He should run for the new GOP north east party along with Snowe, Collins, Brown etc


2 posted on 03/07/2012 11:00:49 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: VinL

From Red State.com (Daniel Horowitz)

“Newt put almost all of his time and treasure into winning his home state. He won it. Yay! But he came in third place even in other southern states like Oklahoma and Tennessee. He has been coming in dead last in almost every primary. If he really wants to see Romney defeated, he is clearly not the one with the credible plan to do so. Santorum definitely has a more legitimate narrative”


3 posted on 03/07/2012 11:05:54 AM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: manc

Like Mark Levin said, neither Newt nor Rick will be dropping out after last night.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 11:09:33 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Sandra Fluck is a Schmuck and Obama is her Pimp!)
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To: VinL

Newt just gave the best request. Romney dropping out should be priority.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 11:11:18 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: VinL

http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/delegates/

Last I checked, Romney was the leader in delegates. Ask him to drop out? Things could change but as of now
Romney 415
Santorum 176
Gingrich 105
Paul 47

Romney could lose the next few primaries though. Gingrich
staying in the race would benefit Romney, hurt Santorum


6 posted on 03/07/2012 11:12:39 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: manc
Romney needs to drop out

Or run as a Dem.

7 posted on 03/07/2012 11:14:15 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Newt: Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less. Barack Obama: Have Algae, Pay More, Be Weird.)
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To: VinL

I wouldn’t mind Newt and Rick doing a Lincoln-Douglas type. I don’t really like the debates that the networks do, but I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the Newt and Cain Lincoln-Douglas debate. I thought they both came out looking positive. This could only help both of them IMHO. BUT, him calling for Obama to do 7 3-hour Lincoln Douglas debates will NEVER happen. He will be lucky if Obama debates him at all. I know 3 are scheduled but I can see Obama having an international incident 10 minutes before they are to start...


8 posted on 03/07/2012 11:15:08 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: raccoonradio

>>STEUBENVILLE, OH — 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. “What we found is, Gingrich did a nice job in his home state, but I don’t even think he had a second place anywhere else ... It’s time for conservatives to say ‘Look, we’re going to rally behind one candidate, Rick Santorum.”

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/06/10596872-santorum-camp-asking-conservatives-to-pressure-gingrich-to-drop-out


9 posted on 03/07/2012 11:15:59 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: VinL

When Will GOP Leaders Step In And Demand That Everyone Get Out Of Romney’s Way?
Michael Brendan Dougherty

AP
Mitt Romney has won the most states, he has won the most dedicated delegates. He has the most money, and the most professional campaign. He really is the presumptive nominee. 
Just look at the delegate math in the remaining states. It is easy to see that for either Gingrich or Santorum to win the necessary 1140 delegates to secure the nomination they would have to absolutely sweep every contest and leave almost no delegates for any of their competitors.
That is impossible. 
No one but Mitt Romney can win the nomination outright. 
But together Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul can deny Romney the nomination, create havoc at the Republican convention, destroy the party’s chances against Obama by depleting GOP resources, and tear Republicans apart. 
When do party leaders like  Mitch McConnell,  John Boehner  and Republican governors step in and put pressure on Gingrich and Santorum to “do what’s best for the party,” and gracefully bow out? When do they feed media outlets the argument that the ongoing and futile campaigns of Santorum and Gingrich are doing irreparable damage not just to the nominee but to the GOP brand? 
Our bet is that this starts very soon. 
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10 posted on 03/07/2012 11:18:43 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: VinL
Gotta love the Gingrich chutzpah.

I don't care if Newt and Santorum play rock/scissors/paper to see who becomes the Prez and Vice Prez nominee. I know our republic cannot stand either another Obama term nor a placeholder, go along pubbie like Romney.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 11:19:55 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: VinL; cripplecreek

cc,

I’d have more respect for Santorum if he had demanded that Romney drop out instead of going after the only other conservative in the race.

scp


12 posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:05 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Linda Frances

Sorry, I bet that post ticked some people off. ME TOO!


13 posted on 03/07/2012 11:21:52 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: Steelfish

Only one issue in the votes that are LOCKED in. Newt barely comes in 2nd. Because how the RNC awards states that PICK the winner with extra votes, All those Non Binding will go for Mittens. Sorry Newt you and Santorum want be getting them Cause we wont to sit at the Winners table and get extra delegates in four years.


14 posted on 03/07/2012 11:25:01 AM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: SoConPubbie

The same can be said for Gingrich and his repeated requests that Santorum drop out.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 11:26:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’d have more respect for Santorum if he had dropped out when Newt won South Carolina!


16 posted on 03/07/2012 11:30:14 AM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: Steelfish

You read my mind.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 11:32:42 AM PST by mimaw
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To: Steelfish

Sfish, you’re informed by Red State???? -:)

Want my support- encourage Rick to challenge Newt to a one-on-one debate— Rick wins in the arena of ideas- he has my support.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 11:35:11 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
Santorum's afraid to debate anyone one-on-one.

Romney's been running since 2007, enjoys a vast fundraising advantage and still can't seal the deal. That said, it's highly unlikely he won't be the nominee if it isn't a brokered convention.

Are we being set up for a Romney/Santorum ticket? I hope not! It's nothing short of disastrous.

19 posted on 03/07/2012 12:14:30 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: VinL

Look at all the Santo whining in the Keyword section. LoL.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 12:19:47 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: cripplecreek
The same can be said for Gingrich and his repeated requests that Santorum drop out.

Yes, but what does it say about you, since you are posting the same?

Two wrongs to make a right, cc.

All the posters, both Newt and Santorum posters that are sniping at each other need to stop this nonsense NOW!

Gingrich or Santorum are not the enemy, MITT IS!

STOP ACTING LIKE CHILDREN AND UNITE TO DESTROY MITT'S CHANCES AT THE NOMINATION!!!!
21 posted on 03/07/2012 1:56:33 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: VinL; Steelfish; raccoonradio; Jacquerie; Bailee; mimaw; newzjunkey; Red Steel

All of you need to stop sniping at each other and at Newt or Rick.

Rick or Newt is not the enemy, Mitt “Progressive Liberal” Romney is the enemy.

Stop this childness and unite in the common goal of destroying Mitt’s chances at the nomination.

Lean on your candidate and your fellow supporters to stop this NOW!

Time is short!

Contact your candidate and implore him to figure out a way to work with the other candidate to make sure that Mitt is not the nominee.

Stop acting like children, let’s get serious about beating Mitt Romney.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 2:02:10 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
Two wrongs to make a right, cc.

You might want to take a look at the rabid hatefest that goes on in the pro Gingrich threads. I've held my tongue until now and I'm done doing it.
23 posted on 03/07/2012 2:02:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
You might want to take a look at the rabid hatefest that goes on in the pro Gingrich threads. I've held my tongue until now and I'm done doing it.

You need to put aside the righteous indignation and start looking at the big picture, defeating Mitt ROmney.

All you, and everyone else taking part in this nonsense is doing is harming any chance that a conservative wins the nomination.

Please, join me in trying to stop this behavior and joining the to sides in the real important fight of defeating Mitt Romney.
24 posted on 03/07/2012 2:06:21 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

I didn’t snipe at anyone, including Newt and Rick.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 2:14:56 PM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: napscoordinator

i AGREE, i THINK THESE TWO CLOWNS, YES rICK AND nEWT, HAVE TO MAKE A COORDINATED EFFORT TO CASLL FOR rOMNEY TO EITHER DROP OUT OR MOVE TO THE dEMOCRAT PARTY AT THE VERY LEAST.

Sorry for the caps, Darn new keyboard!


26 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:57 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Linda Frances

That is the biggest crock of Horse Sh!t I have heard in a long time.

Most of the states that remain are NOT winner take all. Romney has won ONLY in states that are Left leaning, outside Ohio, and where their is an inordinate number of Morman voters. Let’s face it HE LOST OHIO, he only will get half the delegates if that.

Outside of the Northeast, he has never gotten more than 50% of the vote where he wasn’t governor or wasn’t the only one on the ballot.

He now enters the deap South where it is altogether possible that he could finish third or even dead last in most or even all the Southern states. It is far from over!

Gingrich and Santorum MUST call for Romney to exit the race!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 03/07/2012 3:02:31 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Take a look.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2856047/posts

Its always the same people posting this kind of crap and they’ve gone right down the line attacking every single candidate the same way.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 3:06:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I agree with you. This was a Business Investors article I found and thought people should have heads up on what they are saying. I forgot to put my comment below on the orginal post. My fault.


Sorry, I bet that post ticked some people off. ME TOO!


29 posted on 03/07/2012 3:28:02 PM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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