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Posted on 04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorums Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee Hell Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be 1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner.
Below are some highlights from Huckabees interview with Gingrich:
I did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and I knew this was a real possibility in his mind. I do know that he had begun to realize that when you are up against all of Wall Street, it is very difficult. The money machine makes it difficult to have a competitive race.
I am not focused on going after Romney; I want to focus on the issues and Barack Obama. I will admit it was a slugging match in Florida; people who like me dont want me down in the gutter. We will see what Governor Romney decides. I am going to focus on the Republican platform and why Obama is a grave threat to this country.
Our folks are making calls to undecideds and those for Rick [Santorum]; we have been talking to someone in North Carolina, and there may be a debate [...] between Romney and me. I would like to have an open dialogue just the two of us, a chat.
Here is the full statement released by Gingrichs press secretary:
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnewsinsider.com ...
I wouls say a gingrich-Romney debate should be MANDATORY at this point
And Romney is a Coward if he doesn’t
It would be a nice preview for Gingrich-Obama debates, which would be like a blood sport, and I would pay money to see that
How about Gingrich challenge Obambi to a debate right now for $1million dollars- winner take all, loser drops out of the race
IMPLORE RICK TO THROW HIS SUPPORT BEHIND NEWT:
Too bad little Ricky didn’t drop out a couple months ago. At this point Newt would have to win over 80% of the remaining delegates to get the nomination. Even with half of Santorum’s delegates he would need 75%. It just isn’t going to happen. I’m afraid were stuck with Myth.
Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.
I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice. I humbly ask Senator Santorums supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa. We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget.”
Obie-Newt, you are our only hope!
Glad he is staying in.
And c’mon Mittens, let’s see a real debate between you and Newt. You’re the only one who needs the practice.
It’s practically impossible to access Newt.org. His traffic must be huge.
If there is a way forward, it will be by conservatives lining up behind Newt NOW.
We are left with THREE remote threads of hope.
1. NEWT WILL NOT SUSPEND
2. CONVENTION UPSET (for ABR)
3. RICK THROWS IN WITH NEWT, NOT ROMNEY
Rollins was FOX News with Shep Smith saying Romney was getting ready to drop 9 million in a devestating ad against Rick (finally giving him the Gingrich treatment); an ad that could not be disputed for its voracity. It was to be a video of Rick losing PA by 18 points and why he lost it.
Rollins was in a visible snit, when informed by Smith that Newt was not suspending.
YEA!!! The old giant is not going down on his own, BG.
Rush alluded to something happening with the nomination because of how the Establishment has acted — then backed away, saying he wasn’t ready to expand on that yet.
“...I [Gingrich] did not get a heads up in advance...I do know that he had begun to realize that when you are up against all of Wall Street, it is very difficult...
What does the average person on the street think the above means? If they think this is about money and power, that isn’t far off the mark. But it is far more than that, much more.
Romney and Wall Street are Globalists. They care not a wit for conservative values. First and foremost, they see themselves as world citizens, responsible for maintaining peace and security world-wide through the commerce of international conglomerates. For their businesses security, the U.S.military provides global-wide presence so “U.S. interests” are protected in the Third World.
Unfortunately, that military is paid for by the tax revenue paid by U.S. citizens and staffed by their sons and daughters; many of those citizens no longer have jobs, as those have mostly been moved offshore by the above mentioned world citizens.
Though socialists, they don’t care about the rights of individuals. The common man, or woman, on the street is just a unit to be taxed or obliterated, it matters not to them.
The last thing that Globalists want is for conservatives with Bibles and guns asserting their God-given rights and demanding that Washington, D.C., changes how it does business.
Washington is broken, it doesn’t work the way it is supposed to and Newt Gingrich said, if elected, he will work to change the way Washington does business. You better believe the elitists who feed off the corpse of Uncle Sam are terrified he will be elected.
You sure sound like a bitter Salamander Supporter... Lots of anger towards the man who was soundly beating your candidate, and who didn’t flip-flop as your candidate has.
With the race down to Willard and Newt the best move is for Rick to call on Sarah and Perry, perhaps another to coalesce into a campaign for Newt. With the various factions of the conservatives and republicans coming together they can thwart the undercurrent of the go-pees presumption of Willard is the winner.
Picture Newt, Santorum, Palin and Perry together on a campaign stage beating up on Hussein Obama.
Willard’s mealy mouth approach will wither and fade behind the roar of the cheering crowds.
I don’t know if I imagined it, but I remember way back at the beginning of the primaries, Newt said he was ticked about the smear ads that Mitt was putting out. He said he was going to “talk” to Rick about it.
Does anyone remember that?
I still get to vote for Newt in New York's primary on the 24th, then. I imagine Romney will win it, but delegates are awarded by Congressional District so Gingrich could pick up more than a few, especially in rural upstate.
Seek help ASAP.
Thanks for F$(&ing America again Santorum. Jackass.
It’s unbecoming of you to sign your posts “Jackass”. Concerned, Bob
This “should” cause the media to focus more on Newt if nothing else buy by default that he’s still in it.
OTOH, they may just continue to ignore him and keep lifting the crown to Mitt.
I believe Newt is going to be interviewed by Hannity (radio) in a little while. I didn’t catch all the details.
Rush said it could be because Newt wouldn’t drop out (and Rick knew he couldn’t win unless that happened).
Newt, your ego may have given us Romney, and then 4 more years of Obama. No Republican presidential candidate has won in the last century + against an incumbent except for Ronald Reagan, a CONSERVATIVE.
That's certainly what I'm watching. They're just ignoring that Newt has not withdrawn and has repeatedly stated he is in this to Tampa.
Rush speculated toward the end of his show that Rick may have felt the others would not join him in a coalition in Tampa. He didn't say what you just wrote.
Didn’t Flip Flop?
Please, I can show you the 1/2 BILLION dollar tunnel supposedly conservative Santorum made sure was built to bribe unions for his last election, don’t give me flip flop.
I know Santorum, if you think he’s a beacon of integrity you are ill informed.
He’s great at telling people what they want to hear, and then doing the exact opposite and making up stuff, regardless of the facts.
Santorum did to this election the same thing he’d done repeatedly over his political career, advanced himself at the expense of what was the right thing to do.. and when it no longer worked, ran away.
You think he just decided to quit now? No, he decided to quit because the polling internals showed he’d lose PA, and that would end his political career completely.
Santorum does, and always has done what Santorum thinks is right for SANTORUM. If your goals and his align, good for you, if they don’t, enjoy being run over.
The GOP loses this election, the only people to blame are the GOP voters, they have through repeatedly foolish actions, ensured us a loss, even if Romney wins, America loses this election.
“I wouls say a gingrich-Romney debate should be MANDATORY at this point”
The elites are all over the place crowning Romney but it’s not over for Newt. I’m not yet giving up... still hoping & praying for a challenge at the convention if need be.
For example, the committee agrees that some states that went for Romney jumped the line in the primary schedule, a violation of party rules. But RNC defenders shrug off other complaints, like that they undercut Santorum and Gingrich by formatting a delegate tracking list to pad Romneys tally, by forming a fundraising alliance this week with Romney and by highlighting a rule that would block an unlikely path to the nomination for Gingrich....... .
Newt Gingrich is going after unpledged delegates - that haven't committed in primaries - including upcoming PA (72), and already completed MT (26) and (IL (69) delegates, since these delegates remain unpledged regardless of primary vote.
AND though there are going to be some winner take all primaries, the following contests are also on the schedule:
RI (16) proportional
NY (92) proportional
WVA (28) proportional -- elect delegates (who list their presidential pick on ballot)
NC (52) proportional
OR (25) proportional
AK (33) proportional
KY (42) proportional
TX (155) proportional
CA (169) proportional (by district)
NM (20) proportional
SD (25) proportional
There there are the Contested delegates: . delegates have to be "uncontested" in order to count. The frontrunner's rivals argue some of the states that awarded Romney all of their delegates violated Republican National Committee rules when they moved their contests ahead of April 1 and therefore should distribute delegates proportionally. This dispute, if it continues, would not be ruled on until the August convention in Tampa.
"All the media counts right now give him all of Florida, which is against the rules, all of Arizona, which is against the rules, and all of Idaho," Gingrich said Monday. "Those are all three proportional states and they should only be counting his share. So he has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates."
Keep up the fight Newt. Don’t let the RINOs get you down.
Hannity just said that Newt Gingrich is next.
Newt is up next on Hannity’s radio program.
Remember when I said anything could and would happen in this election the next few months? Well, this is an example.
Santorum is out and Gingrich is still in. Romney is a national socialist, a fascist, and the furthest type of statesman Conservative Republicans can imagine running as their candidate.
Sun, you can keep whining about “ego” or you can help get Romney defeated. Gingrich had nothing to do with Romney running for the Republican candidacy, nor did he “give” Romeny anything.
Newt Gingrich is pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment and loves America and understands its citizens. As a historian, he thoroughly knows the U.S. Constitution and our nation’s history.
He allied himself with Ronald Reagan to build the Reagan Coalition, the Religious Right, and the Republican majority (together the Reagan Revolution) which directly led the downfall of the Soviet Union, the Contract with America, government reforms, less government, tax cuts, a balanced budget, and the great, long-standing Reagan economy.
Washington is broken, it doesn’t work the way it is supposed to and Newt said, if elected, he will work to change the way Washington, D.C., does business.
Even if you're right about Santorum’s reasons, please don't say things like that. Not today. We need to do whatever we can to stop Romney and that job is now tremendously more difficult.
I've been saying for months that I can live with Gingrich but prefer Santorum. I now have an extremely difficult task to try to convince Santorum supporters who I have known for years, and who were elected by our county caucus as Santorum delegates, to vote at the district and state levels for Gingrich.
Newt Gingrich reached out to Santorum supporters today. I appreciate that. His statement was gracious and I want to affirm his efforts.
I hope Gingrich's supporters are equally gracious.
UNLIKE Rick and Mitt, Newt Gingrich didn't rest on his laurels complaining about the liberal political landscape of his state. Newt CHANGED the political landscape in GA (as he did in Washington), brought Democrats into the party, rallied people to get involved in politics -- all by pushing conservatism.
"ATLANTA It wasn't so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.
Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.
Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. He's also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.
"Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner," said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. "On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing you've ever heard.".....................In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base
Saint Ricky, the spoiler, can’t even win his home state. Good riddance to bad rubbish!
OMG, you’ve got that right!!
This certainly is interesting primary turbulence.
Something needs to shake — Mitt knows a lot of conservatives will be looking at Newt.
I wonder, what will Drudge put up on his “Romney” web page next?
listening now. Thanks for the heads up.
You are a jackass.
I’m right with you on this, Darrell. This is no time for recriminations.
All conservatives have good reasons to oppose Gov.Romney. That should unite us in our efforts to deny the self-professed “Progressive” ex-governor the Republican candidacy.
As most well know, Progressive is just another name for socialist. To most of us that is flat-out unAmerican.
Let’s see what can be done to help the last remaining conservative in this race.
Why? Newt won what, one state? and a handful of other delegates? At this point Romney views him as just a gadfly.
Likewise challenging the Obama: what’s $1M to someone who writes $1000M checks without caring about account balances?
At this point Newt is playing the “useful idiot” role, providing the appearance of an opponent while having no chance. Both ways, Newt’s relevance is nigh unto zero.
(Don’t get me wrong. I’d rather Newt be POTUS than any of ‘em.)
TLI is right.
A coalition of conservative heavy weights could rouse the depressed and take it home to the GOPE.
I did comment at Santorum’s website begging him to throw in with Newt.
Rick can slow Romney if he will.
When I heard last week that he might drop out before the race as it would hurt him politically if he lost in PA, I was thinking “Good idea. When he runs for something again, I’m sure no one will bring it up that he dropped out before the vote.” I imagine he also doesn’t have the courage to hand over his delegates to Newt. Am ashamed that I sent him a little bit of money early on.
This whole election has been wallowing with the pigs.
Help how? I’d like to, but see no path to relevancy, much less success.
What was Rush’s exact quote at the end of his show?
I paraphrased it, and I put my own words in parenthesis, as they do in professional articles.
You also paraphrased it, so give us the exact quote, and then get back to us.
Fox has turned into RINO Central. I'm shocked that they haven't thrown Sarah off the network. BTW Sarah and Eric Bolling are co-hosting a show this Friday per drill baby drill.
Dreams are nice, but then there’s reality. Newt wasn’t catching on; Rick Santorum was.
Time to wake up and smell the disaster that Newt’s ego caused our country.