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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
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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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