Skip to comments.Gingrich Seeks to Absorb Santorum Backers
Posted on 04/10/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT by Fred
That didnt take long: Newt Gingrich has humbly asked Rick Santorum supporters to channel their support (read: money) to his campaign.
The Gingrich camp, deeply in debt after dismal performances in recent primary races, released a statement minutes after Mr. Santorums exit from the Republican primary this afternoon, saying, Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.
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, Mr. Gingrichs statement continued. The former House speakers website, like most candidates, puts its funding pitch front and center.
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JC=JustClueless - who thinks everyone else is, too.
A LOT will have to happen to get another debate out of Romney, IMHO.
VERY well done. You sound like yourself now!
The Santorum supporters have now been dog whistled in to agitate for awhile on another Newt thread.
I say Newt thread.
Santorum isn’t running, after all.
This would be cool, Pink, if Rick were running, but he suspended his campaign yesterday. If you want to blow something up, maybe you could go blow up on a Santorum thread.
Since Santorum is no longer running, this could be called a Gingrich thread and be pretty close to accurate.
Guys and gals, I heard part of Levin’s show last evening.
He said a clear no to Newt’s call for support against Romney.
He wallowed in Santoriumism.
He knocked Romney but pledged to support him against Obama.
What a waste.
Your posts are uplifting to me, after that downer.
Forget it, Newt. It’s over.
Had you ended your campaign weeks ago and thrown your support behind Santorum, there’d still be a chance of taking down Romney, but that chance is gone, and with it, any hope of winning in November.
You got it, girl!
We are not conceding, suspending, giving up or giving in, we’re not quitting, we’re not resigning and we’re not blinking, for anything or anybody.
These thread trolls think it is about getting Newt the nomination and absolutely nothing else. They’re so stuck on their candidate they won’t fight the GOP-E with whatever stick is handy. Newt is a hell of a stick and I want to hear him roar at convention.
It’s also about the WHOLE campaign against the GOP-E for putting up this RINO, funding him to kill off the chances for any conservative willing to run, and without Newt there would be a heck of lot fewer concessions forced on Romney than with him.
This race isn’t over anyway. Romney should be made to bleed for every delegate he gets. Newt will try and see that does. :)
We’re in until Newt is out! Newt, 2012
Jeff Head, I think I was accurate. I said Romney barely ever won over 50% in any states. You listed 4 states out of about 30 where he did. When I wrote that I was actually kind of assuming it was a couple more than that. So that’s a poor showing. I don’t care about Guam and those goofy islands, which certainly provide very little basis for predicting what happens in the next 20 states. The ones you list where he won under 50% simply show that if the non-Romneys decide to consolidate, he could do very badly in the next 20 states.
Oh, and one of those 4 states where he got over 50% was Virginia. We all know why that was able to happen there.
I’m wondering if the convention delegates vote on anything else there besides the nominee. If they vote on parts of the platform then that would be more incentive to get more Newt delegates to go.
I think that the record shows that if the non-Romneys decide to consolidate around Newt, Romney would lose the vast majority of the upcoming states. He only won 3 actual states where everyone was on the ballot with over 50% of the vote. At that rate he’d only win 2 out of the next 20 states.
If Romney LOSES 564 out of the remaining 1,053 delegates, then he does not reach the magic 1,144 number and I presume it goes to the convention (as best I can calculate, not knowing which unbound delegates might declare for him). The outcome of this primary is still ALL up to the voters, not to the elites.
I’m the one who’s duped? Newt’s delivered 4 states to Romney - 4 states that would have defeated him had they gone to Santorum.
Again, OH, MI, AK and WY, all would have gone to Santorum had Newt Gingrich endorsed him. Then you look at the delegate math in places like Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Alabama.
Why, if Newt Gingrich wants my support, was he telling us that we all had to get with the program and get behind Romney on Monday?
Am I supposed to believe he’s suddenly discovered his passion that he didn’t have on Monday on Tuesday?
Fact of the matter is this. Newt has to win 3 more states head to head vs Romney before he even earns a ticket to the convention. That means states like North Carolina, Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia.
He can do it, but he’s going to have to demonstrate that he can do something he’s only done twice so far, and actually beat Romney.
He wants my vote in Texas, win a state first, Newt.
“Why all of a sudden do we need to get behind Romney? Because his boy quit and now Newt has to, too? I don’t get the logic. My advice to Levin: stop picking lousy candidates (Thompson, Bachmann!, Santo) and stop telling Newt to get behind Romney.”
Santorum is out, and all of a sudden Levin finds Romney “inevitable”?
As long as Newt is in, I’m with him, as should be all true conservatives.
Let’s see how Newt does in KY, WV, AR and NC first.
He needs to win 2 of these in order for Texas to have any influence on the nomination.
Your mission if you choose to accept it is this. Plain and simple. 5 percent just isn’t going to cut it anymore.
Levin was only for Palin, then he was only for Bachmann, then he was only for Santorum, now he’s only for Romney.
I’ll wager the great one doesn’t see the irony in all of that.
But some of us...who are even his fans...do see it.
It’s time for all TRUE conservatives to rally to Gingrich!
This is NOT over!
ping go newt
Abortion is a no-go for most secular (l)ibertarians too. Even for those of us who are religious, secular (l)ibertarians.
From my perspective, those Social Conservatives that would not vote for Gingrich because he screwed around on two or three wives...and since claims biblical repentance...are simply hypocrites.
And they are certainly no friend of the conservative movement.
Under their own standard they would vote for Romney or Obama over Gingrich.
That's just plain 'ol stoopid.