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.
I think it’s probably too late.
Newt never came back into the running after his few early victories, but he continued drawing enough votes away from Santorum to keep Romney moving toward a winning number of delegates.
I was hoping that Newt and Rick could win enough delegates to block a Romney win on the first vote, and then could agree to work together to to combine their delegates and run one as POTUS and the other as VP. But that’s looking less and less likely.
Romney is a total disaster. Pro-abortion, the man responsible for putting gay marriage over the top and gays in the military. He provided the model for Obamacare, and will certainly not work against it. He is a crony capitalist, a left wing socialist, a big spender, and a Mormon bishop who sees himself as the fulfillment of Joseph Smith’s dreams of a Mormon takeover of the presidency.
I will not vote for Romney the baby-killing gay lover under any circumstances. Which apparently leaves us with Obama again, unless we can somehow agree on backing a single third-pary conservative write-in candidate. Or, rather, a second party write-in candidate, since the GOP has now effectively committed suicide. It is dead, finished, gone with the Whigs.
But agreement on a second-party candidate is looking less and less likely, too. Once again, the libertarians are splitting away from the social conservatives, and could care less about working with them, although that’s the only possible way that we can win and straighten out this mess. And once again, we see Freepers busy attacking the other conservative candidates in the race, apparently clueless about the consequences of doing that.
Well, let us pray for our country.
Keep telling youself that nonsense, you have berated Santorum endlessly and got away with it, now you have delivered us to Romney.
Give us Barabas.
Gingrich will now be causing more damage than good, if he stays in for the winner-take-all states. He will take away just enough votes that Santorum can’t win, thus Romney will get the take-all states.
To seemingly act like he is the smartest person in the race, Gingrich isn’t.
His southern strategy flopped.
Even if he and Santorum do team up, their combined current total is less than what Romney has.
Pawlenty, Bachmann, Perry, and even Cain had enough sense to know when their run was over. Too bad Gingrich doesn’t seem to have that much class.
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. So when Santorum had only 7 delegates and Newt had 23, Newt should've gotten out?
Santorum should've gotten out after Newt won SC. That's where the race for a non-Romney nominee was lost.
The lowest polling non-Romneys should throw their support to the highest polling non-Romney in each state. It’s the only possible path to victory for any of them.
Gingrich has already cut his deal with Romney to stay in.
Thanks RIghtwardHo. Prayer is powerful. No way this is over for Rick. I heard it’s a dead heat.
Santorum delivered us to Romney. That's what he was there for.
Actually Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul delivered us to Romney. Everyone knows that Buddy Roemer would have been inevitable had they dropped out. Buddy Roemer is the only one who could have stood up to Obama. All of you Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul voters can now feel smug when we end up with either Romney or Obama. Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul should have all dropped out when Roemer announced. Buddy R. is the man!!!
Press on in prayer!!!!!
Nothing should have a higher priority for conservatives. Conservatives have nothing to lose in an open convention and a lot to gain. What are the chances that the eventual nominee could be worse than Romney? Olympia Snowe is not getting the nomination, so I say nil.
An open convention is the best thing that could happen to the Republicans. Romney sure as heck isn't firing up the base. As a matter of fact, there is a substantial number of Republicans who won't vote for Romney. Personally, since I think that Romney will give us 90% of Obama's agenda, I won't vote for him and destroy the conservative movement in the Republican Party for such a marginal difference.
Nominating someone other than Romney would energize the party like nothing else can, certainly more than any attempts by Romney to redefine himself for about the 50th time. I have never seen the party so demoralized. We all know in our heart of hearts that Obama is ready to be beaten and we are about to nominate the only candidate who can't beat him. The staid old Republican Party needs to roll the dice. We have a lot of great potential candidates, none of whom are Mitt Romney.
Even the Ron Paulers in WA State agree, that stopping Romney is job one. Ron Paul hates Santorum, but he’s throwing his delegates to Santorum in WA state. We haven’t had our state convention yet and all we had was a caucus, so this isn’t against any rules. It’s going to throw the state convention into turmoil, though. Romney thought that he had WA State bought and paid for.
Santorum should've gotten out after Newt won SC. That's where the race for a non-Romney nominee was lost.Absolutely right. To beat Romney we had to unite early. Right after SC was the ideal time. But Santorum never cared about principles and didn't see the importance of stepping aside when the moment was ripe.
And so now we're getting Romney. And Rick thinks he's getting a VP spot. But I don't think he's right about that.
2. The corrupt whores who run the National GOP, its House and Senate caucuses and fund the colossal expenditures on Romney to vilify every actually conservative candidate in the race may be able to nominate him this year but they won't get my vote for him or that of most actual conservatives.
3. The only part of your post I would disagree with is the statement that Romney isn't firing up the base. Old Etch-a-Sketch is firing up you, me and a lot of other conservatives (i.e. the base) to take a walk on the GOP in the POTUS race on election day. In fact, taking that walk will be a new and defining litmus test for conservatives.
God bless you and yours!
The Paul supporters are a mysterious mixture of cliff walkers, whose numbers are not entirely dependable for Republicans in the end. It is hopeful of course that in one state they came through, in an effort to slow Romney, for they too are hoping for a contested convention.
The only life saver the Republican Party has is for a realignment at convention.
NEWT nor Ron Paul can trust Santorum with their delegates that’s for certain and explains why neither have done so.
Your first 7 words made the rest unnecessary....Next!
Onto convention where the rubber meets the road!
Go Newt Go and stop the Romney/Gop-E’s in their tracks!
May God give Newt and Rick great wisdom to make the right calls as they move forward.....open the sea Lord...open the sea!!!!!
"Electability" is the Republican Elites Mantra Steel, you carrying their water? Furthermore the same could easily be said of Santorum dropping out.
The fact is Romney has to be stopped....and it took both of them this far to just to keep him at bay....it may very well take them both to get this thing to convention.
I am for whatever the two determine will get this to convention....otherwise Romney has it sewed up.
That's exactly right...and those who know Santorum can say this without any reservations whatsoever.
He ran because he wanted to obtain as much face time with the public and others as possible. If that could be reached then he'd be set for offers in various positions of "stability" which is what he's seeking. It sure as heck wasn't about what he could do for the nation as he hasn't accomplished anything substantial to wear that.
We must try not to bury our heads in the sand -primary voters are telling us all we need to know.
I’ve been off this forum for more than 40 days. Probably no one has noticed or cares.
Have given up alcohol and red meat for Lent along with shutting down the TV esp the news outlets including Fox. Haven’t listened to Rush during this time and alas haven’t read or posted on FR until this AM.
What have I learned? My friends, I’ve learned what we’ve expected. The media, from all sides, bombards us 24/7 with their propaganda. This includes Rush, Hannity etc.
Secondly, nothing really newsworthy has happened during this time. So, again, I’m glad I’ve focused on my own spirtual reawakening instead of that which is focused in the media, and even here.
The only thing important is what we do each day to ourselves and those around us.
I have no respect for the likes of Ann Coulter and even Michelle Malkam has let me down. IT’s clear that the story is and will always be about them.
This country is in trouble we all know that. All we can do, is in are own little way make each day brighter for someone else.
I think of this daily and even more now with the start of Holy Week.
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
The mental state of the alleged perpetrator, the motive, and the question of whether he pursued the alleged victim, are both critical in determining guilt. Santorum's conclusions are consistent with first-degree murder under Florida law.
As a lawyer, Santorum ought to know that Zimmerman would be entitled to a presumption of innocence if he were facing trial--and he has not even been charged with a crime.
Gingrich couldn’t have pulled it off. He was lagging in women voters, and couldn’t carry the south. Something that Santorum was able to do.
Newt’s ego has done him in and probably tanked our chances of winning the WH this election as well. I hope not - but, Romney has a problem with conservatives.
This whole scenario stinks to high heaven.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but, Newt CAN’T win. He carried only 2 states. What universe do you live in? Newt is unelectable - I don’t understand why his supporters can’t see this. Do I think he would be a better president than what we now have? Heck yeah, but, his time has come and gone,and he is broke as well.
I suggest his supporters buy themselves a dose of reality.
Still, would be pretty interesting to watch a contested convention on CSPAN.
I have never said or even implied that. What I have said is that the constant harping and insults thrown at Santorum in order to try and make Newt look better, served no good purpose.
Fact is it served to help Romney more than it did Newt, and it brings into question where the true loyalty of those posters lie.
That simply isn't true...the Media is telling the voters what THEY think the voter needs to know, anything otherwise is blocked.....Therefore the voters are misinformed and for that vote on incomplete or false assumptions manufactured and or framed by the media and their pundits.
Newt doesn't need anything from Santorum to make him look better, positive or negative. Newt stands alone by his own record of accomplishments and his plans for bringing this nation back to it's place as a nation Under God and abiding by the Constitution...and he's proved as much by his History and his current statements and speeches.
Santorum needs to be vetted, and what he is about, his agenda, his history and his reasons for running. Too few know of this and he needs to be exposed just as all other candidates.
There is no question where the loyalty of posters opposing Santorum lie.... Rather a strong conviction that Newt is the only candidate who is steadfast at taking out Obama and preventing Romney from this Primary win....with the means and ability to do so. Every chance should be given to see this come about.
Santorum is in this to win for himself....Newt is in this to win for the nation and to give back to God His Sovereignty over it.
There is a problem with that line of reasoning because it didn’t work with Reagan and certainly not with the primary voters in SC and GA or the 11 states that have gone for Santorum. I think much of this is a function of demographics and a welter of negative ads.