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Gingrich Camp: Picturing Newt's Convention Ascension
ABCNews ^ | 3-29-12 | Negrin

Posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT by VinL

If it were up to Newt Gingrich, when Republicans gather for the 4-day party that is their national convention in August, the GOP will remain divided...

That scenario will open up the possibility of a "brokered" convention in August, one in which any of the candidates can win.

Slim though the odds of that happening may be, a busted convention could deepen the wounds opened by two key primary voting groups: those who like Mitt Romney and those who think he's too moderate for the Republican Party.

Yet Gingrich's supporters think that a convention fight would not only help the former House speaker, but that it would even help the party by stirring up more interest and enthusiasm for the outcome.....

Right now that predetermined candidate would be Romney. Though some Republicans have questioned the establishment candidate, given what seems to be his inability to lock up the nomination quickly and fend off fringe candidates like Rick Santorum, the former Massachusetts governor's path has certainly become clearer after recent wins.

His conservative challengers have still vowed to block him at every turn, and right-wing figures -- as well as more and more tea party members -- have smiled at the idea of a convention in which Romney hasn't collected the 1,144 delegates needed to anoint him as the general election candidate.

"The focus that we've traditionally annunciated for a convention — 'Oh, it's time to come together, we need to smooth things over, we can't have any dissension' — is perhaps some of the reason that in recent elections, we haven't done that well," Barr said. "We still have very much an open field out there. ... A lot of Republicans don't feel comfortable with Romney as the nominee."

Unfortunately for Gingrich...

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To Tea Party favorites Rubio, DeMent Tomney Ryan- You're all good conservatives, but let me ask-

How do you change DC, by genuflecting to the GOP-E's Romney? And if you're not going to change DC, what the hell good are you?

Romney's negatives grow higher each week-- the more he talks, the more people dislike him. So, let's keep him talking. On to the convention.

I'm in, til Newt's out.

(Uncle Sheldon, no time to go wobbly, send money.)

1 posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:16 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

“I do think that one could make a plausible argument that because of the fact that Governor Romney’s nowhere near 1,144, he’s had more than a million people vote against him than have voted for him, I think you could make a plausible argument that the strategy that the speaker is deploying is plausible,” said former Rep. J.C. Watts, who has endorsed Gingrich and spoke with a campaign adviser on Tuesday.

“If this thing goes to the convention,” Watts said, “I’m aiming for getting the popcorn and Coke concessions.”


2 posted on 03/29/2012 9:25:56 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

Did you hear about Santorum and the bowling ball thing?


3 posted on 03/29/2012 9:26:50 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

No..is this like a joke?


4 posted on 03/29/2012 9:28:32 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL

No. It isn’t really a gaffe, but Rick is such a tool. He was bowling with a kid or something, the kid went to use a pink ball, and Santorum said some cheesy things about how friends don’t let friends use pink balls.

Rick Santorum bowls a good game, but gay rights groups say he talks an offensive one. “You’re not gonna’ use the pink ball. We’re not gonna’ let you do that, not on camera,” he told a young man while bowling with college Republicans in Wisconsin yesterday, the Raw Story reports. “Friends don’t let friends use pink balls,” he added. Critics say Santorum’s remarks are just the latest in a long line of insensitive statements.

http://www.newser.com/story/142925/santorum-warns-guy-not-to-use-pink-bowling-ball.html


5 posted on 03/29/2012 9:35:38 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL

I hope Newt spills blood all over the convention floor.ROMNEYS BLOOD THAT IS.


6 posted on 03/29/2012 9:39:37 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Organized ‘gay’ groups have long detested Rick. He won’t win any votes there regardless of what he says now. But no other GOP candidate is going to win many votes there either. This may actually win him some votes in net, but enhancing the base’s turnout.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 9:42:01 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Yeah, well Rick is so conditioned to say things that appeal to his base- I don’t think considers the effect beyond that.

I hope he doesn’t implode— he has to siphon delegates from Romney.


8 posted on 03/29/2012 9:47:11 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Rick won’t lose votes over this and, I don’t see what he said as wrong in any way. It’s just illustrative of his cheesiness? dorkiness?...not sure of the best word, but you know what I mean.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 9:49:16 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL

He could’ve said something like “Use a real man’s ball” or something, but he goes on and on.....just seems cheesy to me.


10 posted on 03/29/2012 9:52:35 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

I agree with you- but the GOP electorate is consumed with this notion of “electability”. Those outside his base are going to weigh these statements relative to his general appeal- his electability— so, I don’t think it helps.

I honestly hope it doesn’t hurt him because he has to stop Romney.


11 posted on 03/29/2012 9:55:03 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ...
Newt Gingrich Statement on Obama’s “Flexibility” In Defending America and Her Allies

12 posted on 03/29/2012 10:00:52 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Thanks!


13 posted on 03/29/2012 10:06:57 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

GOOD to see you!!!


14 posted on 03/29/2012 10:12:08 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

You too!


15 posted on 03/29/2012 10:18:57 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: VinL

Take it to the convention, Newt, and then nominate Sarah Palin. She is the one the people want.


16 posted on 03/29/2012 10:21:38 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: VinL
I'm in, til Newt's out.

YES!

17 posted on 03/29/2012 10:29:01 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Sheldon Adelson, says...... it has no plans to change the direction of its pro-Gingrich advertising strategy even as the candidate eyes Tampa — though the group..... could shift from targeting primary voters to rounding up delegates in a 'whip style reminiscent of votes in Congress.'

A convention has not seen the likes of Newt....but Congress surely has and against all odds Newt brought it all home!

Lord give Newt one more state so he can move this ball all the way to convention....and then we'll really see who has the ball in their hand....and did from the beginning.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 10:41:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: Pride in the USA

I’ll stand with Newt until he sits down.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 10:46:26 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: VinL

He’s delusional. Mental illness is not an attractive feature in a president.


20 posted on 03/29/2012 10:47:16 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: VinL
I agree with you- but the GOP electorate is consumed with this notion of “electability”. Those outside his base are going to weigh these statements relative to his general appeal- his electability— so, I don’t think it helps.

Which is pretty pathetic. The GOP and their RINO media cohorts pushed this notion of "electability" hard from the beginning because they knew it was the ONLY argument on which they could possibly sell people on Romney. Since he had absolutely nothing in his record that would appeal to Republican voters. By pushing this electability meme, they "reprogram" voters into looking for the most moderate, or even left-of-center candidate, even though their natural instincts were to look for the conservative candidate. It's an insidious tactic and of course it's sad so many of the sheeple fell for it.

21 posted on 03/29/2012 10:56:14 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: VinL

“If this thing goes to the convention,” Watts said, “I’m aiming for getting the popcorn and Coke concessions.”

I’ll be drinking beer and munching pork rinds to celebrate..
Go Newt


22 posted on 03/29/2012 11:04:50 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: JediJones

I think Karl Rove et al want to sever the GOP’s dependency on evangelicals’ approval. I remember last cycle he was pushing the concept that McCain could win without the evangelical vote. Maybe he thinks if he can purge the party of their influence, he could attract enough others from the left to beat them.


23 posted on 03/29/2012 11:24:57 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: JediJones

I think Karl Rove et al want to sever the GOP’s dependency on evangelicals’ approval. I remember last cycle he was pushing the concept that McCain could win without the evangelical vote. Maybe he thinks if he can purge the party of their influence, he could attract enough others from the left to beat them.


24 posted on 03/29/2012 11:25:23 PM PDT by OHelix
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To: VinL

I’m in once Romney loses and we get a conservative nominee.
I also support a Brokered convention to yell at the GOP-E and those trying to corrupt any conservative movement like the tea party.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 12:23:38 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: VinL
Good find!

....."Winning Our Future, the "super PAC" supporting Gingrich that has been funded by the billionaire casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson, says it has no plans to change the direction of its pro-Gingrich advertising strategy even as the candidate eyes Tampa — though the group could shift from targeting primary voters to rounding up delegates in a whip style reminiscent of votes in Congress.

A senior adviser to the PAC, Rick Tyler, said that it could become "more focused on communicating more directly with the delegates."

"I've never looked at us as one thing or the other," Tyler said when asked about the nature of the super PAC's money-focused operations. "I've always felt that we have the mandate to do what is necessary."..... ___________________________________________

Newt Gingrich is going after unpledged delegates - "soft" delegates that haven't committed in primaries already completed, including all the PA (72) and MT (26) and (IL (69) delegates, since these delegates remain unpledged regardless of primary vote.

AND though there are going to be some “winner take all” primaries, the following contests are also on the schedule:

RI (16) proportional
NY (92) proportional
WVA (28) proportional -- elect delegates (who list their presidential pick on ballot)
NC (52) proportional
OR (25) proportional
AK (33) proportional
KY (42) proportional
TX (155) proportional
CA (169) proportional (by district)
NM (20) proportional
SD (25) proportional

The Green Papers

26 posted on 03/30/2012 2:03:55 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: caww

Indeed.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 5:04:59 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: caww

Against all odds...once again, bring it, Newt!!


28 posted on 03/30/2012 6:08:04 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: VinL

My wife and I are with Newt as long as he’s in. We just sent a little more money. The country needs Newt.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 8:16:34 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: duffee

Romney and Santorum cannot see beyond their political asperations.....Newt on the other hand sees the country and the party. You can see that clearly in every speech he gives...it’s about us and it’s about putting this nation back under God.

He already made History....he has nothing to loose and everything to gain for conservatism and our nation...everything! It’s all on the line and Newt understands that and has the plan to turn it all around.

It will take Gods intervention to move this primary where we need to have it go....not where some want it to go but where we need it to go.......the truth needs to be heard!

Go Newt Go!!!! and show them all you don’t sit down until God tells you you’re done.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 3:27:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: Jane Long

what has Santorum or Romney done lately or in the last 34 years like Newt?

Look at Romney’s ratings when he left MA.

Look at Santorum’s defeat in PA.

Contrast with Newt’s record in the GOP:

- Newt helped create the GA GOP....He worked in the GA GOP when there was none.

- Newt ran for Congress and won in the middle of Watergate.

- Newt worked 16 years to help create a national majority for the GOP.

- 1980 – Newt helped design the first Capitol Steps event in history

- Newt won 6 U.S. Senate seats by a combined margin of 75,000 votes.

- Newt won the Senate when nobody thought He could and they said so.

1984 – Newt helped design a campaign that set a record.

.....He carried 49 states and picked up 33 House seats.

1988 – Newt the party was behind Dukakis 19 points in May.

....Newt designed Reagan style campaign..If Bush had run as moderate, he’d have gotten beat. He ran as a Reagan conservative promising no new taxes and standing for national defense and attacking the Massachusetts liberalism of Dukakis. We switched 25% of the country. 1 in 4 voters during that campaign switched their view.

1994 – Newtdesigned/presented the Contract with America in a positive way to the American people..


31 posted on 03/30/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT by caww
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

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Then CONQUER WE MUST,.. WHEN OUR CAUSE IT IS JUST,...
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32 posted on 03/30/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

CLASSIC.


33 posted on 03/30/2012 6:58:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: onyx

As usual Newt has a handle on what the Russians are about in this Missle Defense issue. The fact ob has now stated just exactly how far he intends to go to sell our nation out and destroy it....anybody who votes for him is absolutely not American!!!!


34 posted on 03/30/2012 7:19:43 PM PDT by caww
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