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Gingrich says campaign 'on a shoestring,' signals he's preparing for Romney nomination
FoxNews.com ^ | April 08, 2012 | N/A

Posted on 04/09/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP

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Though Gingrich and Romney throughout January engaged in some of the most personal attacks of the presidential primary campaign, Gingrich said Sunday that the two are at peace with one another.

"I hit him as hard as I could, he hit me as hard as he could -- turned out he had more things to hit with than I did," Gingrich said. "That's part of the business."

Gingrich said that if Romney wins 1,144 delegates and clinches the nomination, he will do "everything I can" to support him going into November.

"We are absolutely committed to defeating Barack Obama," he said. "I will work as hard for (Romney) as I would for myself."

He said he's already spoken with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus about how he can help going into November. "Beyond that ... I'll go back to a post-political career," Gingrich said.

Still, he said supporters are urging him to stay in.

"I do think there's a desire for a more idea-oriented Republican Party," Gingrich said.

Gingrich said he's seeing a "great response" in the upcoming primaries for Delaware and North Carolina, and will "see what happens" in those two states. Despite his comments Sunday, the candidate had recently told The Washington Post that "nothing" could get him out of the race quite yet.

Gingrich said he wants to campaign for changes in the party platform -- namely, to push for domestic energy production, to "stand up very firmly for religious liberty" and to reform the Social Security system.

Romney is leading the field with 660 delegates, according to the Associated Press tally. Rick Santorum is trailing with 281, followed by Gingrich with 135 and Ron Paul with 51.

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To: trappedincanuckistan

So the fact that Newt’s tally was greater than the margin had nothing to do with the fact that Romney was able to come up the middle and win?

I strongly suspect that had it been Newt in second that the first thing you’d be arguing is that Santorum had to get out of the race rather then hurting conservatives? Oh wait, that’s what you’re arguing despite the fact that Santorum is beating Newt. The tail continues to wag the dog.

I was waiting for the Newt folks to acknowledge this the first time that it did happen, but *crickets*. Some were honest enough, and the pattern is now established.

Take a purple state. Santorum + Newt > Romney. Santorum - Newt < Romney. Romney wins. How many times do we have to watch this repeat before folks finally start seeing what’s happening here?

Newt is delivering the states that Romney will need to win, right in his lap. And best of all, he goes into debt doing so. Can’t Newt see this, that he’s hurting himself, he’s hurting his team and he’s putting Romney in the nomination?


151 posted on 04/09/2012 2:00:29 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

I will say it once more clearly - so perhaps even you can understand - I don’t have the time to waste - in other words, my time is precious to me - I spend it wisely and where there is fertile ground for open honest discussion. You are a human meme.

Ignore List, YOU.


152 posted on 04/09/2012 2:02:03 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Longbow1969

Post of the year right there.


153 posted on 04/09/2012 2:03:31 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Argument?......What argument?

All you have listed so far are a bunch of projections and hypotheticals. The results of everything you are trying so hard to rewrite, are already a hard reality. Santorum cannot win, and should not win, because he is one of the poorest candidates that have ever run for the nomination.

Santorum’s political career will be over after this primary is finished. Newt's is really just getting warmed up and he will have much to contribute in the coming years ahead. And we desperately need his input and assistance.

Santorum on the other hand, can go back to being a Big Union lobbyist, which is what he does best.

154 posted on 04/09/2012 2:04:24 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Funny, until Roe v. Wade, abortion was controlled by the states.


155 posted on 04/09/2012 2:05:42 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: true believer forever

Ma’am, you chose to reply to me, not the other way around.


156 posted on 04/09/2012 2:07:11 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

I could care less if Santorum stays in. He is completely irrelevant as he could never be elected to anything beyond local office. Newt is focused on furthering conservative ideas, and holding Republicans’ feet to the fire. Something I would never trust Santorum to do. Romney already has the nomination. Santorum never ever had any chance of being the nominee. Wake up. Move on.


157 posted on 04/09/2012 2:08:24 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: txrangerette
Even after winning Iowa...understandable because it was a caucus state, and he and his family virtually lived there for two years... it would still be Newt if Santorum had dropped out and endorsed him and conservatives had rallied around him as the anti Romney, telling Mitt to take his lying ad millions and shove it.

JCB asked, just name even one state Santorum caused Newt to lose.

So I named two. It won’t wash to say, oh, I meant name a state Santorum caused Newt to lose to ROMNEY.

But the big picture is so clear, and is what Santorum diehards won’t admit, which is that Newt had the best qualified candidacy against Mitt, but he wasn’t deemed personally perfect enough therefore they jumped to the deemed-more-perfect Santorum, thus damning Newt’s candidacy.

Now neither one of them can get there.

A very wise freeper had this to say about what you are stating. Both of your posts together form a great primer on how the evangelicals have pulled this crap 2 cycles in a row now. they gave us obama, they will give us romney, if we don't fight like the country's survival depends on us..

"It’s Huckabee bullheadedly plowing ahead of Thompson by sheer belief in his own holiness all over again. The story always starts out the same: Conservatives get a credible alternative to the Establishment front-runner, and he starts getting attacked.

Then the SoCon who stayed under the radar (Huckabee then, Santorum now) becomes everyone’s plan B, because the guy who could have won (Thompson, Gingrich) was unloaded upon by the GOP-E money machine. Then the smug supporters of the upstart underdog all thump their chest and say “NO.....YOUR GUY SHOULD DROP OUT!!”

Then the vote is already split, the credible candidate becomes non-credible because of vote-splitting, and the upstart winds-up in second place because folks trying to beat the Establishment liberal switch to plan B because the smug voters of the only holy candidate make it loudly clear that they’re going to support the holy upstart candidate even if it means the Liberals win. It JUST KEEPS HAPPENING.

In reality, what needed to happen was for Santorum to drop out early, when it became apparent that there was someone who could lead Romney in the polls for a long time, and when it was clear he had a friggin’ LITANY of ballot and delegate issues. Even if it was not Newt at the time (heck, replace Newt with Perry), Conservatives should have united around a single candidate with a full organization and little to no ballot and delegate issues, and there SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN A PLAN B. Conservative should have been forced to STAY united, learn to DEFEND their candidate rather than defect because the rich, Establishment Liberal was able to smear the credible Conservative with overwhelming cash.

If there had been no Santorum, Newt would be leading right now. He would be leading because we would have been united against Romney from day one, and there would have been no defections based on the fact that - by simply running under the radar - someone else rises because they haven’t been unloaded on.

We CANNOT keep doing this. We CANNOT keep Santoruming and Huckabeeing ourselves based on some sick notion of the holiness of a politician. We cannot keep some broke one-percenter in the race because they were able to show well in Iowa after living there for two years and facing almost no attacks because of their low polling. We cannot keep rewarding these guys for throwing Hail Mary passes when we have a chance to defeat the Liberals. No more “shoestring” campaigns, no more one-percenters who surge in time to do well in Iowa, no more long-shot dreams based on the notion that some candidate is the mostest Christianest candidate of them all.

No more Huckabees, no more Santorums. No more long-shots who surge in Iowa. Rule them out before they ruin another Primary season. Santorum was never going to get 1144 delegates - it was NEVER going to happen. The fact that people bull-headedly refused to waver from him KILLED us - and then they turned around and taunted Newt and Perry voters for voting for Santorum in desperation, citing the vote count as if nobody knows what was actually happening. No more Santorums, no more Huckabees. No more long shots, period." ~ TitansAFC

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2861639/posts?page=96#96

158 posted on 04/09/2012 2:09:51 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Santorum’s won 10 states already. Only Romney and Reagan have won more and failed to win their respective nominations.

He still has quite a few more states left to go.

If he’s one of the poorest candidates to ever stand for the republican nomination, the results and the balloting sure suggest otherwise.

And the fact that he beat Gingrich, despite being the ‘weakest nominee candidate in GOP history?’ What does that say about Newt, if we were to accept your premise?


159 posted on 04/09/2012 2:10:41 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Then step aside and let the conservatives who want to defeat Romney come in.

We need conservatives who are willing to fight, not conservatives looking for an excuse to quit. I’m sorry that Newt didn’t have what it takes, and that’s hard to accept. Hey, I’ve been there.

But this nomination isn’t yet over even if Newt is done. Like I said earlier, we need all the fighters we can get.


160 posted on 04/09/2012 2:14:45 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: true believer forever
LOL!

Funny you should mention Huckabee, which reminds me of listening to him for about 10 minutes this noon, because the station that used to carry Rush, replaced Rush with shmuckabee.

Mind you, I was driving, I had to turn it off before I fell asleep at the wheel! And later, when his great big friend and buddy, Whorealdo Riviera came on and Huck let him know how much he “loved and admired him, blah, blah, vomit, vomit, (On his great courage for apologizing to the Trevon Williams family) I tore to knob off the radio so I could never tune into Shmuckabee ever again.

I now have another channel that carries Rush, replacing the one that canceled his show!

161 posted on 04/09/2012 2:17:22 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: JCBreckenridge

You don’t get it. It is over. Conservatives need to get on with the work of replacing establishment Republicans, and holding the Romney crowd to conservative ideas. Santorum is a distraction at this point. He isn’t even going to win Pennsylvania.


162 posted on 04/09/2012 2:22:23 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: txrangerette

“But the big picture is so clear, and is what Santorum diehards won’t admit, which is that Newt had the best qualified candidacy against Mitt”

Virginia proved this not to be the case, which is why the VA ballot loss was so devastating to his campaign at the time. Yes, he was riding high in the polls, well above Romney in December.

Iowa reinforced the perception that Newt was not competitive with Romney. He wasn’t a factor there at all.

Newt has had severe cash and organization problems that have persisted through his campaign now. Even in the best of cases, I really can’t see how he would have overcome Romney’s advantages in a two- man race. I remember the polls, and Romney destroyed him in the head to head, whereas Santorum defeated Romney.

It’s all about favourability. Santorum has had much higher favourables than Newt, that when you take out people, he’s generally their second choice. Not so with Newt.

If you can show me a head to head poll from back then that shows otherwise, I’d like to see it.


163 posted on 04/09/2012 2:27:08 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
LOL! Give it up junior, Santorum is done. Period.

The rest of your spin is just BS, the kind your candidate spews daily. The results are already written and you can't talk your way out of it.

Newt will remain a major adviser and mentor in helping our future effort to fix this mess and Santorum will be labeled as a whiner and a disruptor. He already carries that stigma ahead of himself, before this is even decided. He is clearly delusional as are his supporters.

164 posted on 04/09/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

This conservative is going to continue working to defeat the establishment. Feel free to check in sometime. :)


165 posted on 04/09/2012 2:28:47 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“He is clearly delusional as are his supporters.”

Coming from Psycho-Freep, I have to laugh.


166 posted on 04/09/2012 2:30:17 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Defeating the establishment is much bigger than Santorum beating Romney (which is highly highly unlikely at this point).


167 posted on 04/09/2012 2:33:37 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Romney/Obama means that the establishment wins. We get Romneycare or Obamacare.

What does the establishment care which Care they get? Either way they get the lurch to the left that they want.

Maybe you’re willing to settle for Romney but I did that with McCain, and what did that get us? Obama. Every time we nominate the moderate squish, we lose. And then we hear the battle cry to nominate yet another moderate squish because ‘it’s his turn’. And we lose.

America deserves better than a choice between Obama and Romney. Hopefully they get it, but if we quit now, Obama wins.


168 posted on 04/09/2012 2:37:33 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Right, you have been here since March 10 of this year, like you are already a Pillar of wisdom on this forum. Do you have any other good jokes to tell us?


169 posted on 04/09/2012 2:41:28 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: JCBreckenridge

You’re welcome to read through my history. I am no fan of Romney, or the establishment.

The focus on Santorum is not helpful. He is not going to win the nomination. Period.


170 posted on 04/09/2012 2:44:45 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
LOL!

Funny you should mention Huckabee, which reminds me of listening to him for about 10 minutes this noon, because the station that used to carry Rush, replaced Rush with shmuckabee.

Mind you, I was driving, I had to turn it off before I fell asleep at the wheel! And later, when his great big friend and buddy, Whorealdo Riviera came on and Huck let him know how much he “loved and admired him, blah, blah, vomit, vomit, (On his great courage for apologizing to the Trevon Williams family) I tore to knob off the radio so I could never tune into Shmuckabee ever again.

I now have another channel that carries Rush, replacing the one that canceled his show!

Well, I am glad you found a new channel with Rush. I may be being too optimistic, but I don't this huckabee thing has any chance to hurt Rush at all...

I think I understand where you are in your romney support right now, and it is genuine and out of an abundance of caution... so I do respect that. Only I don't have an abundance of caution. I just think the time for that is once Romney makes it on his own to 1144... up until then, we should support Newt and believe in miracles!! Maybe think about that. Because if Romney gets the nomination I will join you in your "stop the bleeding" campaign bigtime.

In other words, I am not leaving the trail...

  Newt trail 2

"Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don't you see it? I will make a road in the desert and rivers in the dry land.

- Isaiah 43:18

 

171 posted on 04/09/2012 2:48:26 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Guy goes into a bar, there’s a robot bartender.

The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Martini.” The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “168”. The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says,” What will you have?” The guy says, “Martini”. Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “100.” The robot then starts to talk about NASCAR, Budweiser and John Deere tractors.

The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar. The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Martini”, and the robot brings him another great martini. The robot then says, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “Uh, about 50.” The robot leans in real close and says, “So, you people still happy you voted for Obama?”


172 posted on 04/09/2012 2:50:52 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge
LOL! That reminds me, the other day, another good FReeper had a good one; I asked him what the difference was between a Primary election and a National election. He said, “That's easy, a Primary election is where you get to vote for who you want to. A National election is where you get to vote for who you have to!”
173 posted on 04/09/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: true believer forever
I am right with you on that one. I have not thrown in the towel on Newt either, and I will continue to support and admire him after this race moves into the next phase.

I believe he has much to offer, perhaps even more after, since we really have not seen the end to his wonderful career yet. We still need his great wisdom and style.

Newt is right that Romney will have to work for it if he deserves the nomination. And even then, we will have to be in his face to remind him that he promised us (Conservatives) the moon to believe he won't let us down and to nominate him.

I would never go so far as to support him or promote him, but if he wins, then there is little else we can do, but make him keep his word. And he had better do exactly that!

174 posted on 04/09/2012 3:24:16 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Glad you liked it a good FReeper taught me that. :)


175 posted on 04/09/2012 3:31:31 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

Dude, I think I already have you figured out, your MO is very familiar, but don’t worry, welcome back and keep up the good fight. If you don’t take a stand for something, you will fall for anything.

You have much to offer and you aren’t a half bad writer. That’s 90% of the battle in the Conservative world these days.


176 posted on 04/09/2012 3:38:14 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

btt...


177 posted on 04/09/2012 4:05:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; All

Newt will be on Hannity tonight at 9 pm, Monday.

GO NEWT!!


178 posted on 04/09/2012 5:13:44 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You’ve got that right. Santorum supporters have “selective” memory.


179 posted on 04/10/2012 2:51:02 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: true believer forever; PSYCHO-FREEP
Millions were spent by Romney's super pacs going after Newt in Iowa and AFTER Iowa..more negative ads were spent attacking Gingrich than any other candidate. This was during the NH primary when Santorum got a free pass.
“Nearly all negative spending by super PACs in the presidential campaign over the past week has gone toward opposing Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker who trailed badly in polls leading up to today’s New Hampshire primary, according to a WSJ analysis of expenditures reported to the Federal Election Commission.

In total, anti-Gingrich super PAC Restore Our Future disclosed $89,962 in expenditures opposing Mr. Gingrich’s candidacy since the Jan. 3 caucuses in Iowa, where he came in fourth. That’s 96% of all negative spending in the past week by super PACs, the newest and most controversial form of political action committee, which can raise unlimited sums of money but aren’t permitted to coordinate with the campaigns.

Here’s how negative spending by super PACs looked over the past week:

Negative Super PAC Spending Since Iowa Caucus

Newt Gingrich

$89,961.75

Mitt Romney

$1,548.41

Rick Santorum

$1,276.23

Ron Paul

$1,121.73

180 posted on 04/10/2012 3:05:48 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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