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Gingrich Seeks to Absorb Santorum Backers
wsj ^ | 041012

Posted on 04/10/2012 4:45:45 PM PDT by Fred

That didn’t 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. Santorum’s 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 Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa,” Mr. Gingrich’s statement continued. The former House speaker’s website, like most candidates’, puts its funding pitch front and center.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: classlessnewt; defeastists4santorum; defeatists4santorum; delusionalnewtbots; gingrich; gotohellnewt; mittromney; newt; obama; romney; santorum; santorum4romney
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1 posted on 04/10/2012 4:45:55 PM PDT by Fred
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To: Fred

Pretty low, even for Newt.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 4:49:59 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet

I guess he really wants to retire his debt.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: NavVet

Not low. Its the only way to get out of this shit.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 4:52:33 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: NavVet

Santorum would be doing the same if Gingrich had dropped out.... and guess what...many on the Gingrich bandwagon would have gone, including me, because we know that we are fighting for the soul of the GOP...


5 posted on 04/10/2012 4:53:21 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: goseminoles

Hey Newt! Where were you in MI, OH, AK and WY?

Sorry, you had your chance, but you chose not to endorse Santorum.

So I’m not going to endorse you.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 4:54:50 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Fred

Go Newt Go!

American Exceptionalism will be on the ascendency when President Newt Gingrich takes the oath in January 2013. He'll have the support of the Tea Party Rebellion and literally hundreds of thousands of FReepers. I can't wait for our country to be restored and for needless government regulations to be slashed by President Gingrich. And these absurd gasoline prices put in place by Obama will be a thing of the past in just a few more months when President Gingrich implements his plan to drill here and drill now.

7 posted on 04/10/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: goseminoles; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

Will Santorum backers out there switch to Newt? I probably will support Newt if he’s still in the race. I don’t think it’ll make any difference, but I won’t vote for Mittens in the primary.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Fred

I’d vote for Mitt before I’d vote for Gingrich.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 4:58:28 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Fred

ugh, perhaps his wife could pawn off some pearls.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 4:59:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: NavVet

no, not too low for Newt. Calli$ta call$. but hey, he’s not 0bama or Romney


11 posted on 04/10/2012 4:59:44 PM PDT by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: NavVet

Last week Santorum supporters kept saying that Gingrich supporters should abandon their guy and support the only Conservative who could still win.

Sheesh!

Anything and everything can happen in politics if you just wait long enough.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 5:00:30 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: NavVet

What is “low” about it? It’s a heated campaign, for goodness sakes. Of course he’d like to pick up support!


13 posted on 04/10/2012 5:02:44 PM PDT by KJC1 (I'll say it: Obama supporters are stupid, anti-American, or both.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Your post is nonsensical. Santorum is out of the race and Gingrich is still running.

Get over it.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 5:02:44 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Will Santorum backers out there switch to Newt?

Anyone but the multifaced (who am I today?) Romney!

15 posted on 04/10/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Sorry, you had your chance, but you chose not to endorse Santorum.

So I’m not going to endorse you.

What a perfect, succinct example of how we end up with @ssholes like Romney on the Republican ticket.

16 posted on 04/10/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Meanwhile im watching Fat Albert and thinking of a race war in Tallahassee... load up folks..


17 posted on 04/10/2012 5:08:28 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: NavVet

Huh? What’s Newt supposed to do? The man’s running for president, for Pete’s sake.

You bet he’s reaching out to Santorum supporters. You would be too, in his shoes.


18 posted on 04/10/2012 5:08:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fred

Newt should get all of Santorums nominees.

Those that support Mitt are closet Obama worshippers.

Mitt Romney if elected will be a cheesy remake or “prequel” to the Obama movie.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 5:10:16 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

You sir, are smoking crack.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 5:10:24 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Paleo Conservative

You might as well vote for Obama.


21 posted on 04/10/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: JCBreckenridge
Sorry, you had your chance, but you chose not to endorse Santorum. So I’m not going to endorse you.

Hey Breckenridge. I think your kid is using your FR account. Might want to log off next time you leave the computer.

22 posted on 04/10/2012 5:21:19 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

You’re a disgusting traitor to the conservative cause and a co-conspirator in the cultural and economic downfall of our nation. I hope you get zotted quickly.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: SatinDoll

He had a chance to do the right thing months ago and did not. Now the consequence is Romney as the nominee.

Now he wants all of us to flock over? Sorry, no. You said we should vote for the candidate who actually represents us and was in the race to defeat Romney.

Yesterday Newt was telling us to prepare for a Romney nomination. So I’m just listening to what he said then.

He wants us to collaborate with Romney for the good of the party, fine. I’ll happily let him do so on his own time. Not mine.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Clintonfatigued
Will Santorum backers out there switch to Newt?

I think most will.

Today's a very bad day for them, but already a few are crossing over. I watched a lot of die-hard Perry supporters come into Gingrich's camp after he left, which was a big surprise. If they can do it, I think Santorum supporters can too.

We're gonna need all hands on deck to keep the ruling class establishment puppets (Obama and Romney) out of the White House.

25 posted on 04/10/2012 5:31:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
I’d vote for Mitt before I’d vote for Gingrich.

Turn in your handle, and find something more liberal. That was a ridiculous statement.

26 posted on 04/10/2012 5:34:45 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fred
I seem to remember a while back, many here saying "we just need to take bake our party from the establishment". Well, ah.. so how`s that been going so far?
27 posted on 04/10/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Fred

How is that low? Sanatorum spent this weekend reviewing his stats and realized he was going to lose PA, where the voters know him for a fraud.

There’s no reason that Gingrich , who has always been courteous to Santorum, shouldn’t get some votes from this...well, except that most Santorum voters (who are conservative only in social areas) will vote for Romney .


28 posted on 04/10/2012 5:51:00 PM PDT by livius
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To: Windflier

Absolutely. I, for one, am NOT going to let Brit Effin Hume DECIDE WHO MY CANDIDATE WILL BE!!!


29 posted on 04/10/2012 5:55:17 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: JCBreckenridge

Hey Newt! Where were you in MI, OH, AK and WY?

Sorry, you had your chance, but you chose not to endorse Santorum.

So I’m not going to endorse you.

***

Watch out for trolls pretending to be mean spirited.


30 posted on 04/10/2012 5:55:30 PM PDT by ROTB (FReepmail me if you want to join a team seeking the LORD for a Christian revival now in the USA.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m not a Gingrich fan but I would certainly vote for him over Romney.


31 posted on 04/10/2012 6:01:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: NavVet

Low? He will do whatever it takes to keep Mitt/Obama out of Our House. Weird you would consider that low.


32 posted on 04/10/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Fred

You have my vote, Newt.

- A former Santorum supporter


33 posted on 04/10/2012 6:05:15 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Hey newbie! Pipe it down, it’s not about Rick or Newt - it is about our country!


34 posted on 04/10/2012 6:05:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Paleo Conservative
I’d vote for Mitt before I’d vote for Gingrich.

Have the blood on your hands voting for a pro abortion candidate. It doesn't wash off. And a pro homo and anti traditional marriage. Eternity is forever. And then allowing the downfall of our country, one nation under God.

35 posted on 04/10/2012 6:11:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Windflier

JCBreckenridge
3-10-12


36 posted on 04/10/2012 6:14:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: JediJones; Paleo Conservative

If he has to advertise ‘Conservative’ you can be sure he (Paleo Conservative) isn’t and he just proved it.


37 posted on 04/10/2012 6:18:34 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NavVet

This is a primary election, the whole point is to trade votes for the best person. We are talking about delegates here. Everyone who is not for Mitt should rally behind Newt if they feel Newt is a better option.

When the one you support drops out look to those who remain and direct your State’s delegates to pick he who is best.


38 posted on 04/10/2012 6:33:12 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Fred

Newt’s got me. ANYONE except Romney (or Paul).


39 posted on 04/10/2012 6:58:19 PM PDT by BobL
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To: ROTB

Hey the Newt supporters aren’t *that* bad.


40 posted on 04/10/2012 7:07:40 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Fred

I hope he can pick them up, but I’m not hopeful. I hate to say it, but scratch a Santorum supporter, and more often than not you will find a big government supporter more comfortable with a pro-abortion, pro-gay Romney than with a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage Newt.


41 posted on 04/10/2012 7:11:14 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: presently no screen name; Windflier; JCBreckenridge
JCBreckenridge 3-10-12

"Former Santorum for President staffer at the Podunk County HQ. Currently unemployed."

42 posted on 04/10/2012 7:16:01 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Monorprise
When the one you support drops out look to those who remain

I've already had to do that four times this season. It's getting to be exhausting.

43 posted on 04/10/2012 7:19:06 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

What, did he reject your application or something?


44 posted on 04/10/2012 7:20:37 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Anti-Bubba182

At this point, both he and Santorum are trying to retire their debt. But only Newt is trying to convince Santorum supporters to send their money to Newt under the guise that his campaign is still active.


45 posted on 04/10/2012 7:24:24 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: goseminoles

At this point, both he and Santorum are trying to retire their debt. But only Newt is trying to convince Santorum supporters to send their money to Newt under the guise that his campaign is still active.


46 posted on 04/10/2012 7:25:04 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Fred

At this point, both he and Santorum are trying to retire their debt. But only Newt is trying to convince Santorum supporters to send their money to Newt under the guise that his campaign is still active.

Newt’s campaingn consist of making phone calls to “super delegates” and raising money to retire his debt. Trying to pull money from Santorum supporters by creating the impression that he is still in the race is dishonest. Of course, it is Newt we’re talking about, so it’s not exactly a shocker.


47 posted on 04/10/2012 7:27:08 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: BobL

Hope the debate stays on in Texas. Will be great to see Newt with just Romney and Paul. Go Newt. There’s hope after all.


48 posted on 04/10/2012 7:28:20 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: re_nortex

Newt won’t even have enough primary wins to qualify for the nomination at a brokered convention. Talk about delusional. Newt was out of the race after Super Tuesday. Check the news.


49 posted on 04/10/2012 7:28:41 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: JCBreckenridge
What, did he reject your application or something?

Yes. Rick said I wasn't supportive enough of big government to be a good fit for his campaign.

50 posted on 04/10/2012 7:30:19 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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