Skip to comments.Amid Calls to Quit, Gingrich Seems More Subdued (Second in Delegates)
Posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:24 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
JACKSON, MISS ....Hours before Mr. Gingrich arrived in Jackson, Mississippis capital, on Wednesday night, Mr. Santorum brought his own campaign there, calling on a vociferous crowd of several hundred to force out Mr. Gingrich and make it a two-man race with Mr. Romney.
You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate, Mr. Santorum said. If we win Mississippi, this will be a two-person race. And if it is a two-person race, we will nominate a conservative as president of the United States.
.....Mr. Gingrich, who canceled plans to visit Kansas before its caucuses on Saturday, will be spending the next few days wending his way all over Alabama and Mississippi, making four stops daily, in more of an effort than any of his rivals. It is an all-in strategy that worked for him in winning Georgia decisively.
One undecided voter, Troy Towns, who went on Wednesday to hear Mr. Gingrich in Alabama, left convinced by the force of his message that he should vote for him.
I got up thinking maybe its time for Newt to get out, said Mr. Towns, 49, an optician. I was in between Gingrich and Santorum until I heard him speak. I believe hes the right guy for this time and this season. .....
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Hard Totals/ Soft Totals Explained.
As time goes by, and I hear and read more about Santorum, I am beginning to despise him as much as I do Romney.
"In 1996, I intend to win the other house the White House with ten commitments to America
including a womans right to choose. "I pledge to lead the fight to strip the strident anti-choice language from the Republican National platform"
If Newt isn't in the Texas primary, I won't vote.
Newt: “I've said consistently we ought to have some REQUIREMENT that you either have health insurance or you post a BOND...”
David Gregory: “Mm-hmm”
Newt: “...or in some way indicate you're going to be HELD ACCOUNTABLE.”
If you have no standing to oppose the individual mandate then you have none in opposing Obamacare—and if you can't oppose Obamacare without being a hypocrite you can't beat Obama.
Rick Santorum or Obama—take you're pick.
Hmmmmmmm! Let's see. Oh, I know. Let's make sure everyone gets it free from the govt.
I often see that and can't help but think that Gingrich meant (knowing his past record) that everyone should pay a something for their health care. Why should I continue to pay for millions of our nation's sloths' health care when they don't have to pay a dime?
What next, Brussels sprouts?
Newt's words were clear as were Mitt's and Obama’s.
This nation is $16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.
What part of “bankrupt” don’t you get? If you don’t have insurance, if you haven’t the money (to post a bond), you no health care.
Do you understand now what Newt Gingrich was saying? Or did that fly over your head?
Yes! The media want to write off Newt ASAP, glad he is staying in being the only one arguing conservative solutions to the economy.
I detest the little man-child, and I think Obama will roll him in the debates and the election.
The GOP-e and the MSM are joined at the hip in their efforts to manipulate the vote and drive Newt from the GOP Primary (and Rick would be next on the chopping block).
On to Tampa!
I’ll save you a seat.
If you are more concerned with the debt over individual freedom why not FORCE Americans to buy Volts so GM can pay back the bail-outs.
Yep, it’s in there.
Here is the FULL transcript of the program:
That’s probably because Santorum’s self-righteous, arrogant and dishonest. Hard qualities to like.
Seriously, though, nobody is looking at Santorum’s very spotty record, his history of betrayals of conservativism, and his complete lack of any kind of executive or management track record.
He’s the one who should go back home and “work on his taxes.”
How the system works is that they gave us to choose between their two appointed men. Once a while the third candidate got elected such as Ronald Reagan and you knew what happened to him when he became uncontrolled.
This election, the two men are Obama and Romney. If Santorum or Newt get in, they might be bought so that the system goes on as before.
I will take my chance with Newt’s free spirit and ideas.
Santorum only rises to where he is today because Newt miscalculated, leaving the race after Florida, allowed Santorum to win three states, Colorado, Minnesota, and one more state. MSM pumped him up to cause chaos in Republican side. Before that, Santorum number was about the same as Ron Paul, and often neglected during debates.
Both Newt and Santorum are going the wrong way as they are trying to take votes away from each other. Take votes away from Romney instead by criticizing Obama or Romney.
Both Romney and Obama want to push Obamacare which will bankrupt our country financially, and push homosexual agenda which will bankrupt us morally and spiritually. This is the spiritual battle for souls.
We have to stop Romney from outright nomination and force a brokered convention.
Newt need our prayer, he is tired but he know he has to go on because he also knows Santorum has no chance to beat Romney or Obama. A teacher knows his student. He said if he knew for certain that Santorum can get the job done, he would get out.
Listening to Santorum’s speech the other day, I am afraid that answer is NO. I am a daily Mass goer, or daily communicant, so naturally I love Santorum who is a catholic like me, but Newt is better man to beat Obama and better for the Presidency to save us all.
Thanks for posting that Specter quote; I hadn’t come across it before. Hopefully it will convince some of my friends that Santorum is not the shining beacon for social conservatism that they think he is.
If their was a simple MSA-HSA / Catastrophic plan that anyone could purchase via equal tax deductions (like their employer gets) or post a bond, (which was part of the original Romneycare before the Dem House and Senate in Mass got a-hold of it). Then their is no excuse.
No excuse for the Dip-$&!+ 21 yr old on his Crotch Rocket Bike who gets a closed head injury because he didn't wear a helmet and cost us all hundreds of thousands because he didn't get some coverage. He is not 10 feet tall and bullet proof and I don't mean to be cruel but what responsibility is it of ours to pick up his tab or cost shift to us via they do it pro-bono at the hospital?
Want to ride you missile bike uninsured? post $100,000 bond.
If you have a vehicle to nudge people back into a personal responsibility model vs. Obamacare we will take care of you please tell us, because the Newtonian / Heritage Foundation Model is the best we got.