Skip to comments.Speaker Gingrich Comment on Sen. Santorum Suspending Campaign
Posted on 04/10/2012 12:45:58 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
New Bern, NC - Newt Gingrich released the following statement reacting to Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum suspending his campaign:
Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.
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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 just gave Gingrich money to encourage him to stay in and keep fighting.
I hope Newt can re-emerge. Nothing would make me happier.
It would really say a lot if Rick told his supporters to go for Newt. That being said, prayers up for the Santorum family and Bella.
We have three remote chances to change the course.
1. NEWT WILL NOT SUSPEND
2. UPSET THE CONVENTION (for ABR)
3. RICK THROWS DELEGATES TO NEWT, NOT ROMNEY
I won’t vote for either of the socialists who hate conservatives.
Good for you cotton. I will also donate to him. I think we conservatives must find a way to make it happen together. Newt is on with Hannity right now as I type this. My heart goes out to all who supported Santorum and they can be so proud of what he did.
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It is Newt all the way and then we engage the progressives in battle... on the floor in Tampa.
Newt is delusional. I see this as a ploy to get more contributions to bail him out of debt. He wasn’t competitive before and he won’t be after Santorum’s departure. Santorum was the last true conservative left in the race.
Newt needs to upset the world by winning in Pennsylvania.
I was going to donate this week to help get him out of debt. He espoused my values. Now, I just doubled my previous amount. Guess I am one of those “Born Every Minute”, but I know he made me feel hopeful and I owe him for that.
Still, I want to say “Go NEWT!!”
2 and 3 cannot happen without a major faceplant by Romney. He will have too many delegates at Tampa who will be required/desire to vote for him on the first round. The women with baseless sexual harassment charges will not be trotted out until after he safely has the nomination.
Rats. I doubt he'd endorses Newt. He's bought and paid for now.
It is quite a bit more likely that his daughter is reaching a time when she will need two adults to care for her. Two trips to the hospital this close together cannot be a good sign. You are correct on one thing, the 60/40 split cannot get Newt close enough to deny the nomination.
Sweater vest was there for one reason
Take out Gingrich
Independent candidate can get on ballot in all 50 states if they start now
Perot started about this time back in 92
GOP MUST DIE
Likewise here, in fact about 1/3 of my neighborhood has already ponied up some nice-sized donations to Newt’s campaign, with more soon to follow. A close friend is in personal contact with one of Rick’s delegates, and the inclination already is for Santorum’s pledges to shift rapidly and fully toward Gingrich.
While I’m not the conspiratorial type, the timing of Rick’s announcement is more than a little suspicious, given that Romney still isn’t anywhere close to the required delegate count, Santorum’s home state is upcoming *and* major conservative states hostile to Mitt, esp. Texas and North Carolina, are soon coming up in the next couple months. Rick’s courageous and a fighter- this isn’t in any way like him. Makes me wonder if one of the bought-off establishment stooges, aware of Rick’s family issues and the threat his conservative movement was still posing to Mitt’s attempted RINO coup d’etat, sought to exploit that.
The Mormon Church has been all but trying to buy up the nomination for Mitt and take control of the Republican Party, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve had a hand in this, too.
Interesting that so many of the Mormon doctrines are just like the Muslims, with polygamy, harsh penalties for apostates and those who wise up and leave their cult (almost a carbon-copy of Islam), plus encouragement of lying to “infidels” as a way to gain advantage (just like taqiyyah among the Muslims), even to the point of condoning cold-blooded murder if it’s in their immediate interest (the beheading of Laban by Nephi). Just like Mitt Romney’s shown with his naked political opportunism. The Mormon founder, Joseph Smith himself, was a convicted conman and drunkard (thus also a hypocrite) even to the point of defrauding thousands with a crooked bank (the Bank of Kirtland, fleeing in the middle of the night), just like Mitt Romney’s Bain after raiding the jobs and pensions of Christian conservatives throughout the country. And the Mormons like the Muslims, are aggressive and believe in using any means necessary to subvert existing societies and subjugate them, financial, demographic. social or whatever (embracing the same pseudo-conservative idiocy as the neocon and globalist RINO’s who try to buy off the RNC). This is why both Muslims and Mormons hate evangelicals and true Christians in general, because we’re on to them and we stand our ground without budging. Some of their businessmen tried to seize control of a branch of the GOP in Florida and one in Missouri where my cousin has a business- attacking non-Mormon Christian businesses and employees just as Mitt Romney’s done at Bain- but we all banded together to fight them off.
And just like the proliferation of books and resources refuting the aggressive frauds of Islam, others have done the same for Mormonism- http://www.mormonthink.com/lying.htm
since there are so many of them!
So IOW the MSM has now on cue declared, as the GOP “frontrunner,” a documented RINO, a political opportunist, a fraud, a sworn enemy of Christian conservatives and an incompetent loser, who’s managed to consistently lose to underfunded opponents throughout the 2012 primary, in elections before that and in the 2008 primary as well.
Newt can take Mitt down if the Gingrich campaign continues to draw Santorum’s supporters and the conservatives who continue to stand firm. Although Nikki Haley has already sold out to Mitt’s stooges, and of course perennial RINO’s like Jeb Bush and Juan McCain have predictably rallied to Mitt’s side, the core conservatives like Perry, Sarah, Herman, and their counterparts who’ve endorsed Santorum haven’t knuckled under. There are gonna be millions of us burning our GOP registrations if the party continues this meek submission to an obvious usurper like Mitt, and I suspect that at least some of the establishment types are starting to catch onto this. Newt’s a bulldog- he’ll never give up, and he fights to win, whatever battle he’s in. The more pressure we can apply and the more that we can support Newt now, the faster the establishment will come to their senses.
“Perot started about this time back in 92”
That worked great, didn’t it?
No one, but no one drops out days before the primary in their own state......unless they weren’t going to win it. What were the Santorum supporters thinking? Did they think Santorum losing his senate seat by 18 in PA was some kind of glitch?
LOL! You pretty much go that right!
But, you know a delegate chase is worth a try.
It is just as worth it to help Newt stick it in the eye of the GOP RINO Wall Street urban elites whether he wins the nomination or not. At least we’ll make it a tough, uphill slog for them to forcefeed us their hand-picked candidate. Any motivation they have to maybe think twice next time about wasting this kind of cash on a primary to force a despicable selection on us is a good thing. Let’s not let Romney finish this thing early. And we can still hope for a miracle to deny him the nomination by the time the convention rolls around. Maybe he’s already bagged a slutty intern videographer on the campaign trail that we don’t know about yet like Monsieur Edwards.
Newt’s done more for the conservative movement than all but a handful of people since the dawn of the Reagan era. Santorum isn’t even a blip on the radar screen. Santorum was one of the Republican leaders who helped squander the majority Newt built in Congress and whose missteps made it possible for Obamacare to be forced on us.
I didn't like his associations with Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Al Sharpton all under the guise that we could all work together. Nor did I like his support of Dede Scozzafava over a real conservative--Hoffman.
I have always viewed Newt as a chameleon who lacked principle in his public and personal life. But that's me---
Maybe so, maybe not. But by this statement of yours, you proce that YOU are truly delusional: "Santorum was the last true conservative left in the race."
Santorum was no conservative at all. He was and remains a Statist through and through.
Let me guess, you prefer Ron Paul.
It might have if it weren't for the fact that Perot chose to expound at length on national television about George HW Bush's nefarious plans to disrupt his daughters wedding. Once he did that he forever painted himself as a paranoid nutter.
“That worked great, didnt it?
It might have if it weren’t for the fact that Perot chose to expound at length on national television about George HW Bush’s nefarious plans to disrupt his daughters wedding. Once he did that he forever painted himself as a paranoid nutter.”
What are your excuses for George Wallace, Pat Buchanan, Ralph Nader, John Anderson, the Libertarians, the other various 3rd party fantacies?
Which is a laughable series of accusations to level at the same time you call Santorum a “true conservative.” Santorum passed the prescription drug program, endorsed Arlen Specter and Mitt Romney, and touted the “moderate” legislation he wrote with Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer and Joe Lieberman in his campaign ads.
Newt always touts reaching across the aisle when he finds issues he agrees with Democrats on. Nothing wrong with that. To look at the totality of his career, votes and accomplishments and think Newt is some kind of chameleon or opportunist is beyond absurd. The man fought against GOP moderates like Dole for years and even tried to push Reagan to the right. When Clinton was President, he pushed Clinton to the right. He has a lifetime 90% ACU rating. If you want to focus on the 10%, that’s your choice. But don’t claim Santorum, an 88% ACU guy, is pure as the driven snow.
And what is YOUR excuse for dragging these irrelevancies into what was otherwise a relatively coherent conversation?
Heres a statement from Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan:
Governor Perry will strongly endorse and work for the Republican nominee, since our priority must be to replace President Obama and his destructive policies. As a former U.S. military officer and a proud Aggie, Rick Perry puts a premium on loyalty and therefore today remains Newt Gingrich backer.
“And what is YOUR excuse for dragging these irrelevancies into what was otherwise a relatively coherent conversation?”
Third parties accomplish nothing, and can lead to the 1992 result of electing Clinton with 43% of the votes. That is not an excuse, rather a fact.
Yes, I knew it, you are simply a Pauler, who doesn’t like social conservatives.
And from where do you get the notion that I support a third party possibility?
The fact is that Perot soured me on that option forever.
That is nothing but your fevered imagination at work spewing on fact-free assertions.