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Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney
NewsMax ^ | 04/02/2012

Posted on 04/02/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination.

And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney.

Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination.

A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work with Santorum to stop Romney from getting the nomination as the former House Speaker made clear he could back either Santorum or Romney if they were to win the nomination.

"If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee, I'll help him," Gingrich said. "We are all committed to defeating Barak Obama. We think his re-election would be a disaster for the country."

Santorum offered a similar sentiment about Romney's difficulty in getting the required delegates.

On Sunday's "Meet the Press," Santorum scoffed at the idea that Romney has the nomination.

"Right now, he's not there," he said, adding, "He's not even close to it."

This past weekend, Gingrich's Wisconsin state campaign director, Robert Lorge, suggested that Gingrich and Santorum may work together to gain control of the Republican convention.

"Lorge is of the school of thought that Romney won’t make the cut, and moving forward, there will be a highly contested battle for delegates," Fox News reported.

“Newt’s the only candidate that realizes this battlefield is almost done, but the coming battlefield is the convention,” Lorge said.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; romney; santorum

1 posted on 04/02/2012 9:21:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t do it Newt! Don’t defile yourself with santorum the way you did with pelosi. You have to learn from your mistakes!


2 posted on 04/02/2012 9:23:46 AM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It would be ideal.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

The only problem may be that Santorum does not share Newt’s desire to stop Rotney. If Santorum is going thru the motions, thinking “I’m young, I’m now known and becoming more known... who knows, perhaps Rotney will offer me the VP slot”, then this won’t really work too well.


4 posted on 04/02/2012 9:33:40 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: SeekAndFind
If this happened the Republican establishment would be sending out predator drones with Huckabee running the video feed on Fox.
5 posted on 04/02/2012 9:39:38 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: JoSixChip

Santorum has his faults, but he’s by far better than Myth. Looks like Newt knows this, recognizes the current state of the race for the nomination and hopefully will act accordingly as he seems to indicate.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 9:40:49 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: SeekAndFind

“Gingrich told CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn’t show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination.”

LSD is one heck of a drug, Newt!


7 posted on 04/02/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: SeekAndFind

Well this will certainly send the Newt supporters into conniptions. He is willing to support a man that they say is to the left of Stalin. LOL.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This move would be very welcome.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 9:44:42 AM PDT by WPaCon
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To: ScottfromNJ
"Santorum has his faults, but he’s by far better than Myth."

I completely disagree with you. romney sucks, but he is a far better candidate than santorum and would be a better president. santorum is week and will do or say what ever he thinks the msm wants him to. Just look at his Zimmerman remarks. santorum stands for nothing and will fall for anything.
10 posted on 04/02/2012 9:46:49 AM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: SeekAndFind
A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work with Santorum to stop Romney from getting the nomination as the former House Speaker made clear he could back either Santorum or Romney if they were to win the nomination.Sending out mixed messages.

Dare I say that Newt's negative is that, with him, it usually is about him?

11 posted on 04/02/2012 9:48:28 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Newsmax is being shameless...again. Quelle surprise! I saw Newt's appearance on "Face the Nation" Sunday. Newsmax has cobbled together unrelated, out of context things to paint a picture that simply doesn't exist.

Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination.

This is true. Newt did say exactly this.

A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work with Santorum to stop Romney from getting the nomination as the former House Speaker made clear he could back either Santorum or Romney if they were to win the nomination.

The above has zero relationship to Newt's appearance on "Face the Nation". This is a standard Newsmax trick: purport to report what an anonymous "campaign official" suggested. Name the campaign official, or shut up.

"If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee, I'll help him," Gingrich said. "We are all committed to defeating Barak Obama. We think his re-election would be a disaster for the country."

This is half of what Newt said on "Face the Nation". The whole quote was: "If Romney becomes the nominee, I'll help him. If Santorum becomes the nominee, I'll help him." But, that doesn't fit the (false) narrative NewsMax is trying to create here. I wonder why they're doing that?

12 posted on 04/02/2012 9:49:32 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well done. Your goal is to alienate Newt supporters, correct?


13 posted on 04/02/2012 9:49:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work with Santorum to stop Romney from getting the nomination as the former House Speaker made clear he could back either Santorum or Romney if they were to win the nomination.

Sending out mixed messages.

Dare I say that Newt's negative is that, with him, it usually is about him?

14 posted on 04/02/2012 9:50:25 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: SeekAndFind

About time they join forces though I fear it may be too late to save us.

Santorum 2012


15 posted on 04/02/2012 9:51:31 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: JoSixChip

Oh dear you dare to say something positive about Romney on here. :)


16 posted on 04/02/2012 9:54:12 AM PDT by mel (There are only 2 races decent and undecent people)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

...............[WI campaign director Robert]”Lorge said that in conference calls with the national team there has been discussion about the possibility of consolidating Santorum and Gingrich delegates at the Republican National Convention in order to overcome Romney’s delegate math.

“I imagine there’s going to be a lot of negotiation and compromising between the pro-Newt Gingrich and the pro-Rick Santorum delegates,” he 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.”

Pointing to Gingrich’s accomplishments in the House, Lorge believes delegates will see that his candidate is the only one with the experience necessary to be the White House.

“America is a republic,” Lorge said. “We’re not a democracy. We don’t believe in mob rule. We hire people by electing them to represent us. We’re a representative democracy, that’s what we talk about. Our Founding Fathers were very wise in not having a straight, pure democracy. We have a republic for a reason so that wiser decisions, calm decisions can be made in the best interest of the nation as a whole and that is what Newt Gingrich is all about.”

The amount of chaos and strategy that would be involved in the open convention scenario is so mentally demanding that it’s hard to imagine any other candidate but Newt Gingrich believing it is possible. And perhaps the reckless challenge of it all is giving the candidate a new skip in his step.”......

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/03/30/gingrich-camp-talks-shared-ticket-santorum


17 posted on 04/02/2012 9:59:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trisham

Give me a break. There isn’t a Santorum thread here at FR where the usual crew of Newt people don’t start spamming the place with what a Commie Pinko Rick is. Reams and reams of cut and past, out of context votes and then the obligatory slam calling him “Saint Rick”. For crying out loud, we have people saying they would rather vote for Milt than Rick if Newt isn’t the nominee.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 10:03:57 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Misleading Title Alert?

"If Rick Santorum becomes the nominee, I'll help him," Gingrich said.

19 posted on 04/02/2012 10:04:27 AM PDT by McGruff (Sarah...Sarah...Sarah!)
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To: cripplecreek

it is the only left. Unless they want to try to force a brokered convention but they may not get to it because Romney could win it all at anytime.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: cripplecreek

This is the thing only left. Unless they want to try to force a brokered convention but they may not get to it because Romney could win it all at anytime.


21 posted on 04/02/2012 10:12:01 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: trisham

“Your goal is to alienate Newt supporters, correct?”

No need to do that. FRingrichers have done a pretty good job of self-alienation, alienating themselves from just about everyone in the world except their darling Newtie.


22 posted on 04/02/2012 10:20:00 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: JoSixChip

“santorum is week and will do or say what ever he thinks the msm wants him to.”

Yea, but he’s not quite the Etch a Sketch Romney is.


23 posted on 04/02/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: Houghton M.

Thanks for letting me know that should Santorum win the nomination, he doesn’t want our votes. Or is it just you?


24 posted on 04/02/2012 10:31:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Give me a break. I’m sick of the kind of gloating posts I see on this thread and others, regardless of which candidate one supports. Santorum supporters are just as guilty as Newt supporters.


25 posted on 04/02/2012 10:33:52 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Baloney. You don’t have to go any further than post #2 and #10 here to see what we have had pushed about Santorum here. BTW, can you point to how my post is “gloating”?

Gloating:
present participle of gloat
Verb:
Contemplate or dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with malignant pleasure: “his enemies gloated over his death”.

I was stating a fact that the Newt people here consider Rick some sort of Big Govt’ Socialist and take every opportunity to state it. Feel free to find the same sort of angry vitriol about Newt from the Santorum people. You won’t.


26 posted on 04/02/2012 10:45:40 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: JoSixChip
“Romney sucks, but he is a far better candidate than Santorum”

Not a popular thing to say here on FR, but I completely agree with you. Obama would slaughter Santorum. He’s extremely dull, he is not careful with his words, and his voting record is not as conservative as some would lead you to believe. Though I do think his wife would make a wonderful First Lady – but he will never make it that far for us to see that happen.

27 posted on 04/02/2012 11:17:38 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: JoSixChip

Newt knows that Santorum couldn’t beat Obama. He’s taking the opportunity to appear cooperative.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 11:19:11 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: NavyCanDo

Obama will slaughter Rick and the media will slaughter Milt. so what else is new from the repubican power elites? Until We The People conservative unelect a mass of the oligarchically inclined bastards we will continue to get this sort of manipulation. You might wonder whom it is that directs the pubbies from behind their scenes, whom it is who pulls their collective strings?


29 posted on 04/02/2012 11:27:19 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Believe as you wish. I have better things to do.


30 posted on 04/02/2012 11:36:07 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JoSixChip
Just look at his Zimmerman remarks. santorum stands for nothing and will fall for anything.

Zimmerman has not a darn thing to do with politics. Only the left is trying to make it into that.
31 posted on 04/02/2012 12:09:43 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: SeekAndFind

he needed to do that in Michigan if he was serious


32 posted on 04/02/2012 12:39:10 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TalonDJ
"Zimmerman has not a darn thing to do with politics"

Ya, what ever.
33 posted on 04/02/2012 12:53:32 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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To: TalonDJ
Zimmerman has not a darn thing to do with politics. Only the left is trying to make it into that.
It has everything to do with politics. Any Republican politician should be smart enough to see a media lie machine and act accordingly. Only idiots make statements when the facts are not known.
34 posted on 04/02/2012 3:28:46 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: trisham

I’m sure he’d be glad to have your vote and the votes of all FRingrichers.

The only trouble is that the FRingrichers have pretty loudly and clearly said that they despise him so much that they’d never vote for him. Those who say they prefer Newt but would vote for Santorum are not what I mean by FRingrichers.

But there are an awful lot of FRingrichers who have made it pretty darn clear that they’d never vote for Santorum

That’s what the word “alienate” means. Exactly what it means. And they are the ones who self-declared their alienation.

If you are not one of them, wonderful.


35 posted on 04/03/2012 7:28:27 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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