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Gingrich Predicts Victory In Alabama, Miss (Fox News Sunday-short title)
Fox News Sunday ^ | 3-11-12 | Transcript-

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.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/2012/03/11/gingrich-predicts-victory-alabama-mississippi-sen-mccain-talks-foreign-trouble-spots-game#ixzz1opKPJ9Lj

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: getoutnewt; gingrich; newt; newtgetout; newtsplittingthevote; ricksplittingthevote; winning
The excerpt is the opening question on Fox News Sunday- the entire interview is transcribed at the link.

Newt will rise again.

1 posted on 03/11/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

If I had not moved to Texas last week I would be in Mississippi voting for Newt!


2 posted on 03/11/2012 9:57:37 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: VinL

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. :-)


3 posted on 03/11/2012 10:30:28 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Going away.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 10:44:17 AM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL

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.


5 posted on 03/11/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: VinL
This makes it sound as if the GOP-e, and Romney, and the Democrats, are doing all they can do to help Newt. Nice friends to have.
6 posted on 03/11/2012 11:21:00 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Gaffer
State wins are good for headlines but what matters more is delegates and he's 2nd to Romney in committed delegates even now.

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.

7 posted on 03/11/2012 12:03:10 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Gaffer

South Carolina
Georgia
and we hope
Alabama
Mississippi

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.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 12:06:45 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

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.


9 posted on 03/11/2012 12:45:12 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
Polls published recently don’t seem to corroborate his optimism.

Really?

March 10, 2012|3:39 pm:
Polls Show Gingrich Leading in Mississippi, Alabama

Alabama GOP Primary: Gingrich 30%, Santorum 29%, Romney 28%, Paul 7%

Gingrich Senior Advisor Randy Evans Explains Delegate Math
10 posted on 03/11/2012 1:01:49 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: Brown Deer

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.


11 posted on 03/11/2012 1:40:01 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: VinL

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.


12 posted on 03/11/2012 2:36:27 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: txrangerette
Very few polls on the upcoming races. Must be more than what is shown on realclearpoitics.com
13 posted on 03/11/2012 3:02:15 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
Must be more than what is shown on realclearpoitics.com

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.

14 posted on 03/11/2012 3:58:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel; VinL

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.”


15 posted on 03/11/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: Taxachusan

I’m not surprised. Gingrich assures he takes Texas.


16 posted on 03/11/2012 4:07:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Taxachusan

Santorum gave the issue of the economy to Obama today. Big hole for Newt!


17 posted on 03/11/2012 4:09:24 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: Red Steel

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


18 posted on 03/11/2012 4:10:31 PM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: Taxachusan

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.


19 posted on 03/11/2012 4:12:25 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Taxachusan

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.


20 posted on 03/11/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Taxachusan

Perry also seems like an unwise strategy for the general election, at least in terms of states. While in terms of competence and experience no one could say he wouldn’t be qualified to take the V.P. job, he certainly doesn’t help flip any states over to Newt that aren’t already red.


21 posted on 03/11/2012 4:15:00 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Taxachusan

Other problem is this would seem to take away a big bargaining chip in a floor fight. It would make it almost a guarantee that Santorum would team up with Mitt, easily giving them enough delegates to overcome Newt. I guess that would depend on the delegates being willing to play ball though. The Ron Paul delegates might balk at having Santorum on the ticket, and the Santorum delegates might not be willing to accept Romney as Prez just to get the V.P. slot. But under any scenario, even Newt or Santorum dropping out now, Romney is going to be so close to the majority of delegates that he won’t need many to flip to him to go over the top.


22 posted on 03/11/2012 4:17:37 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones
Santo chanting the GOP-E line.

Mar 11, 2012 06:46 PM Santorum says Gingrich should step aside By Beth Fouhy and Philip Elliott - The Associated Press

BS talk for a guy who is about to lose in 2 days. It probably won't be long before Fishy posts this article.

23 posted on 03/11/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: newzjunkey

Based on the upcoming states, if Newt or Rick dropped out, assuming no surge in support for Romney and most of one guy’s voters going to the other, I estimate Mitt would lose 150-200 delegates due to the Newt/Rick candidate now being able to become the winner or get over 50% in winner-take-all or hybrid states where that helps decide delegates. Romney is going to be VERY close to the 1,144 needed to win the nomination if all the candidates stay in the race. That margin of 150-200 may be the minimum that’s needed to make it possible for Romney to lose in a floor fight. I am pretty sure now that there will be no chance to defeat Romney even in a floor fight if both Newt and Rick stay in the race, since it seems unlikely the voters are going to suddenly decide to abandon one of them completely on their own.


24 posted on 03/11/2012 4:23:55 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Taxachusan; Red Steel

Tax, saw it, also. Having gotten burned by relying on a “tweet”, I’ll wait for an article. -:) Thanks for the courtesy, though.


25 posted on 03/11/2012 4:24:10 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: txrangerette

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.


And they were sanctioned by having 50% of their 99 delegates removed leaving only 50 delegates to be awarded in their primary election on Jan. 31, 2012.

Educational info at:
http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/FL-R#0131


26 posted on 03/11/2012 4:26:37 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: JediJones
I guess this is sort of my hesitation. Numbers-wise it seemed like the more expedient way to go would have been a Gingrich/Santorum ticket (and make sure Newt has a bodyguard and a taster) so that they pool currently held delegates. I know there are many who were waiting for Gingrich/Palin (which I would have LOVED) but I think there is too much misinformation about her in the mainstream consciousness to counter in just a few months. Just last week I walked by a stock boy at the grocery store who was commenting to another employee that Palin was "a dimwit from Colorado". I wanted to knock him off of his stepladder and beat him with his own stupidity LOL.

Back to my original point, sorry for the side trip into Babble-On:

I want very much to be excited about this ticket, but ... . I guess time will tell.

27 posted on 03/11/2012 4:27:34 PM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: VinL

Yeah I know what you mean, but I shared since it came from an “official” tweeter and not a “person” tweeter. Knowwhatimean? :-)


28 posted on 03/11/2012 4:31:53 PM PDT by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful." #withNEWT)
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To: Irish Eyes

Some polls don’t get picked up by Real Clear Politics. I don’t know why.

Here are four for AL since Mar. 1,: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/al/alabama_republican_presidential_primary-1775.html#polls

MS is definetly short on polling data at Real Clear Politics.


29 posted on 03/11/2012 4:32:58 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport; Red Steel

Thanks, I have been constantly watching realclear to no avail. I thought it was just me, thought I was missing something. Is it an agenda?


30 posted on 03/11/2012 4:41:03 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes

Here is an ARG poll of MS done Mar 7/8. This plus the Rasmussen poll on RCP are the only recent polls I remember seeing. Not sure why they haven’t been polling in MS.

http://americanresearchgroup.com/


31 posted on 03/11/2012 4:49:07 PM PDT by deport (..............God Bless Texas............)
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To: Irish Eyes
Or you can look here still in Breaking News

Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

:-)

32 posted on 03/11/2012 4:57:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: JediJones
-- It would make it almost a guarantee that Santorum would team up with Mitt, easily giving them enough delegates to overcome Newt. --

From my point of view, Santorum would prefer to team with Romney, for more than one reason. If you want the brass ring, it's always better to team with the leader in delegates; and from a political/philosophical standpoint, Santorum has more in common with Romney than he does with Gingrich.

33 posted on 03/11/2012 5:00:11 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Red Steel; deport

Thanks to both of you

Red Steel, I haunt “Breaking News”

;)


34 posted on 03/11/2012 5:09:40 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Trolling as usual?

Get a life!


35 posted on 03/11/2012 5:11:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yup, catching lots of fishy hits! Some of them extra slimy.


36 posted on 03/11/2012 5:45:59 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: VinL

Check out Newt’s new radio ad

http://soundcloud.com/winningourfuture/sets/mississippi-knows


37 posted on 03/11/2012 5:58:39 PM PDT by baysider
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To: baysider

Thanks bayside, those were excellent.


38 posted on 03/11/2012 6:55:59 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Listen up y’all...

Santorum needs to have his butt kicked all over kingdom come for throwing down with big labor in MI, TN and OH were the primaries are open.

robocall from Santos to DEMS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwO218hvxM4

DEM Liberals turned out to support Santorum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEEBCb89bgQ&feature=player_embedded

Michael Moore does GOTV 4 Santorum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32vFz7BAuOY&feature=related

Santos votes against nat right to work law
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbfgXWVoyVI

These are the reasons RS is going to lose in MS and AL


39 posted on 03/11/2012 8:40:18 PM PDT by Fred (http://whenmittromneycametotown.com)
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To: Taxachusan

Gingrich-Perry 2012

Works for me.


40 posted on 03/12/2012 5:15:25 AM PDT by Bailee (Santorum vs Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELbCuLEe7Sw)
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To: VinL

Just as long as Newt eats at Romney’s delegate count.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 7:21:56 AM PDT by Crucial
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To: Fred
These are the reasons RS is going to lose in MS and AL

Oops, so much for that prediction. I'm sure you're out surfing the web for a new line of attack on Santorum, though.

42 posted on 03/14/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT by dirtboy
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