Skip to comments.Gingrich Predicts Victory In Alabama, Miss (Fox News Sunday-short title)
Posted on 03/11/2012 9:41:59 AM PDT by VinL
...WALLACE: The polls show a surprisingly close race Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi. Question -- are you going to win them both?
GINGRICH: I think we'll win both. We are campaigning very aggressively on both states. As almost everywhere, you start a little behind because of Romney's money and the length of time he's advertising. And as you campaign, you catch up with him pretty rapidly, and I think we're probably polling ahead in both states right now. We have great organizations in both states and in particular in Alabama where Senate Majority Leader Jabo Waggoner has put together a great statewide organization.
But I will be campaigning both in Birmingham and in Mississippi. And then we'll be campaigning tomorrow morning in Biloxi and then back in the Birmingham area. So, we're not taking anything for granted these next two days.
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Newt will rise again.
If I had not moved to Texas last week I would be in Mississippi voting for Newt!
We heard the same from the press that GA will be close - Newt wins it by what 22%? Newt’s being modest again. I won’t. Newt will win AL & MS easily. :-)
I hope so. The problem with all of this is only two state wins. Polls published recently don’t seem to corroborate his optimism. I voted for him here in Georgia, but I am not down with his optimism.
I hope he wins AL and MS both. Everyone should continue on, taking delegates from Romney. It's unlikely either challenger can outright win the nomination now even if one left the race because some portion of their supporters will move to Romney who, for now, has more delegates than all three challengers combined.
and we hope
Why do you say only two states even if he wins Alabama and Mississippi?
He also got some delegates from TN and OK...also I think a few delegates from a few others...haven’t looked at the complete list by states but it’s out there.
He also promises to seek the support of Santorum’s soft delegates...meaning not bound to vote for him even on the first convention ballot.
The GOP E gave Romney the winner-take- all total from FL, when according to the rules FL was supposed to be punished for moving up their primary date in defiance of the RNC, by having half of their delegates removed.
There will be a floor fight over that issue at the convention.
He has as of now two confirmed state wins - in contestable. Why do you twist what I said with events that have not occurred. It is about perception and the ability to convert that to cash. While I voted for him here, I am not stupid enough to believe pockets of ardent support will give him the cash he needs to continue. PERCEPTION. WINNING.
I hope you are right only what you cite is within the MOEs and the others aren’t from what I’d call from national pollens of note. Let’s hope they are right.
As I’ve stated, what’s more important about these primaries is that Mitt Romney finish in third place. If Newt finishes first, that’s OK.
You've noticed that. The clowns at Real Clear Politics won't show polls that Gingrich is ahead or are slow on the uptake. It is by design.
The latest omission is the ARG Mississippi poll with Newt clearly ahead.
Just came across my twitter but can’t find on the FNR website yet.
@foxnewsradio: FOX EXCLUSIVE: Carl Cameron reports Newt Gingrich in talks with Rick Perry for a possible pre-RNC Gingrich-Perry ticket announcement.
I’m not surprised. Gingrich assures he takes Texas.
Santorum gave the issue of the economy to Obama today. Big hole for Newt!
Other than that do you think it’s good strategy? Don’t get me wrong, I like Perry but ... in a national impact sense? I don’t know I’ve been cleaning all day the Pledge fumes may be getting to me. LOL
Wow...game-changer, maybe? As my second choice candidate after Newt, I like that ticket. I guess the problem is, does this really expand Newt’s base in the primaries? Perry dropped out and endorsed Newt after South Carolina, which only started a downward spiral for Newt. Perry himself was not a hot candidate, although he was getting better. And they’re both Southerners, not necessarily going to be able to cut into Rick’s votes in the Midwest. And would this shift the GOP-E’s preference away from Romney? I doubt that. I still a Newt/Rick ticket as the best chance to deny Romney enough delegates to possibly take it from him at the convention. There is absolutely no realistic way for anyone but Romney to win before the convention now, and probably a less than 50% chance for Romney to do so, although he’s likely even in a 3-man race to get close enough to make it possible for Ron Paul to put him over-the-top at the convention if they team up.
Don’t have crystal ball, but Bush won twice and he was from TX. I don’t think it will hurt Newt’s ticket. Gingrich is the smartest man running on both sides of the aisle.