Skip to comments.Gingrich Hopes To Team Up With Santorum In Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop Romney Winning GOP Nomination
Posted on 03/31/2012 6:36:20 PM PDT by Steelfish
Gingrich Hopes To Team Up With Santorum In Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop Romney Winning GOP Nomination 31 March 2012 With polls showing Newt Gingrich trailing in fourth place for the upcoming Wisconsin primary he is already getting his back up plans in place with talks of a joint ticket with Rick Santorum.
As Gingrichs hopes fade for gaining ground in the next primary his state campaign director has announced a shifting of goals focusing on winning the support of soft delegates after Tuesdays vote.
These so-called 'soft delegates' amount to Wisconsin's three Republican National Committee delegates and the three delegates from each of the eight congressional districts who could become unbound at the convention.
Hanging in there: Newt Gingrich's camp are now talking of a shared Gingrich-Santorum ticket
'Newt is going to be focusing on soft delegates, unbound delegates, and of course all of the delegates are unbound after the second ballot,' Lorge told FOX News.
Gingrich's strategy hinges on preventing front-runner Mitt Romney from winning the 1,144 delegates he needs for the nomination. And Lorge revealed discussions that the ex-House speaker may consolidate the delegates he wins over with those supporting Santorum in a bid to overcome Romneys lead.
'I imagine there's going to be a lot of negotiation and compromising between the pro-Newt Gingrich and the pro-Rick Santorum delegates,' Lorge said. 'You may have a Newt Gingrich-Rick Santorum ticket. You may have a Rick Santorum-Newt Gingrich ticket. Nobody knows how that ticket's going to work out. But I imagine it'll end up being something like that.'
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A Santorum-Gingrich ticket is sheer day-dreaming. If Romney wins WI where he currently leads Santorum by 7 points (and with no thanks to Gingrich who polls at 8% in WI) this process is over.
Roughly 57% of Gingrich’s votes would have gone to Santorum
Under this scenario, Romney’s margin of victory in MI (3%) and in OH (under 1%) would not have held and Santorum would have won these states. Attempting to join up with Santorum is now too late after the horse has bolted.
I agree. I see no way a Gingrich / Santorum ticket would get enough delegates to stop Romney. Perhaps if Santorum had bowed out long ago there may have been a way to get some momentum going for Gingrich. But that didn’t happen. Romney has it sewn up.
The most anti-Santorum ads here in West TN, North MS were from Gingrich’s PAC. I am not seeing that working out too well. A few weeks ago, it might have worked. Now, if Romney is stopped, it will be up to Santorum and his supporters. I do not think there is enough help there to do it.
It may not work, but it is worth trying to derail Mittens.
I am revolted by the professional establishment Rs like Daddy Bush falling all over themselves to endorse Mittens and declare him inevitable after he just lost another primary by a massive margin. Mittens didn’t even have the organization to beat the Paulbots in Mo.
Gingrich was unelectable from the get-go. He needed to have bowed out after being crushed in FL.
Romney is a saboteur. It will not be over.
The American people will not vote for a backstabbing
dog abuser, like Milt.
Gingrich is smart and CAN win.
Romney cannot, and should back out.
Ron Paul has thrown his delegates to Rick Santorum in WA state.
The idea is to take the primary to the convention floor and stop Romney.
If Gingrich throws his delegates to Santorum also, it would be great.
Don’t the delegates from the states that held early primaries, like Florida, get redistributed on Apr. 1?
Let the communists own the collapse, and let a GOP that would nominate a degenerate like Romney die the agonizing death it deserves to.
I’m in DeSoto County Ms. The negative ads I saw that ran against Santorum were from the Romney Pac as were the 4 different mailers I received that were anti Santorum.
Steelfish is a Romneybot.
Oh really? I never understood why Santorum ran for the Presidency in the first place. He never did anything as a Senator and has no leadership experience. But he had a good run and got far more delegates than he deserved.
“If Gingrich throws his delegates to Santorum also, it would be great.”
Yeah, brilliant. Why should Gingrich throw his delegates to Romney’s VP choice, Santorum?
Suffers from Megalomania.
And you are a calumniator.
Disagree. The people who love Santorum do not like Gingrich in sufficient numbers, and vice versa.
The math and the personalities simply weren’t there to stop Romney this time. It makes me sadder than sad.
The truth is not slander.
Hey, plaintalk, Santorum has been angling to get whatever he can out of this from the establishment system all along, not only from this presidential run, but from the time he became a career politician in high school.
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