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Gingrich 'Probably' Won't Take Romney Administration Job.
National Journal ^ | April 12, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma

Posted on 04/12/2012 9:49:17 AM PDT by true believer forever

Asked the question in an interview with local radio station WILM at the Hollywood Diner, Gingrich, one of three contenders left in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, said he wouldn’t be interested in joining likely nominee Romney’s Cabinet, but added—“not because I am opposed to Mitt.”

“Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus [President] Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice,” the former House speaker said. “But I had a very good life doing a lot of fun things: I’m a grandfather, I’ve got two grandchildren I want to spend time with, Callista has got me into being a really bad golfer. I would like to move up from bad to mediocre.”

“I think now that they’re down to two of us. I think you’re gonna see a lot more clear communication,” Gingrich said. “I’d like to give people the chance to see these are the two major alternatives to Obama and which one is the better alternative and which one, forgetting Obama for a second, which one would be better for America’s future.”

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1 posted on 04/12/2012 9:49:19 AM PDT by true believer forever
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To: true believer forever

Any conservative who wants to work with Romney will have to abandon his core beliefs. Imagine trying to debate the opposition on say, the folly of nationalized health care, when you know full well your opponent is going to throw Romney’s support for it right in your face.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 9:52:05 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: true believer forever

Any conservative who wants to work with Romney will have to abandon his core beliefs. Imagine trying to debate the opposition on say, the folly of government-mandated health care, when you know full well your opponent is going to throw Romney’s support for it right in your face.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 9:52:43 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Any conservative who wants to work with Romney will have to abandon his core beliefs. Imagine trying to debate the opposition on say, the folly of nationalized health care, when you know full well your opponent is going to throw Romney’s support for it right in your face.

It's very encouraging to see Newt drawing more distinct lines between him and Romney, the GOP establishment and so-called conservative media. He truly is one of the last conservatives standing...

4 posted on 04/12/2012 9:57:16 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever; Mr Ramsbotham
“Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice,”

So let me understand here. We have to make a principled stand against the lying flip-flopper who is identical to Obama, for the only true principled conservative left who opposes the lying flip-flopper who is identical to Obama.

Except that the ultra principled conservative might be glad to enthusiastically support the unprincipled lying flip-flopper if it comes down to it.

5 posted on 04/12/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Any conservative who wants to work with Romney will have to abandon his core beliefs

Those are the ones who can be bought - like those 'conservatives' showing their true colors NOW by supporting maggot mitt.

GO NEWT!! For those who think if they vote for mitt as he will surround himself with your brilliance to keep him on the straight and narrow - I'm glad to see you squashed that idea! Maggot mitt is on his own.

6 posted on 04/12/2012 10:05:02 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: sam_paine
So let me understand here. We have to make a principled stand against the lying flip-flopper who is identical to Obama, for the only true principled conservative left who opposes the lying flip-flopper who is identical to Obama.

Except that the ultra principled conservative might be glad to enthusiastically support the unprincipled lying flip-flopper if it comes down to it.

You got it. Newt has made the same decision that millions of other conservatives have, if the final nominee is Romney, he will work for and support him. It is not a happy choice, but I respect the people who won't do that, as well as the people who will...

7 posted on 04/12/2012 10:06:27 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

We have to work to win Texas and North Carolina (and maybe even Arkansas) for Newt. Without these, jhe has no chance in the delegate count.

A few days ago, we saw some pretty convincing arguments for why Romney’s delegate count is not really as high as his campaign touts it to be. If these really are true, Newt really does have a fighting chance, what with over half the delegates still up for grabs, and the majority of the Mitt-friendly states already voted.

If conservatives can get off their duffs and stop angsting over how “inevitable” Romney is and so why should we bother long enough to get out and work, there’s no reason TX, IN, AR, NC, MT, NM, WV, and OR can’t be turned.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 10:07:49 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: true believer forever

The thing I can’t figure out is why Romney is on top. I have yet to run into a single person that say Mitt is their guy. Most if not all mention Newt as who they would like to see in the WH. I guess it’s possible that all my acquaintances are conservatives but you’d think I would run into just one enthusiatic Mitt supporter.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 10:07:59 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: true believer forever

Newt is the smartest candidate in the race.

He’s certainly the best conservative.

The Freepers who say they support him and will NEVER support Romney are just missing something.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 10:11:58 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: WinMod70
The thing I can’t figure out is why Romney is on top. I have yet to run into a single person that say Mitt is their guy.

Mitt is getting votes because he has successfully managed (with the help of the MSM, Drudge, etc.) to convince Republicans and conservatives that he is "inevitable," and people respond by holding their noses and voting for him since they want to be on "the winning side." It's all psychology.

If Newt is to beat Mitt, he will have to break the hold of this psychological perception.

11 posted on 04/12/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy
We have to work to win Texas and North Carolina (and maybe even Arkansas) for Newt. Without these, jhe has no chance in the delegate count.

A few days ago, we saw some pretty convincing arguments for why Romney’s delegate count is not really as high as his campaign touts it to be. If these really are true, Newt really does have a fighting chance, what with over half the delegates still up for grabs, and the majority of the Mitt-friendly states already voted.

If conservatives can get off their duffs and stop angsting over how “inevitable” Romney is and so why should we bother long enough to get out and work, there’s no reason TX, IN, AR, NC, MT, NM, WV, and OR can’t be turned.

Right now, Newt is very focused on DE and NC... and CT is another small state where an inexpensive campaign can be waged.

Texas is on fire right now. I just hope Gov. Perry stays strong for Newt. I imagine the pressure from the RNC will increase. There is also a nationally-televised Texas debate schedule by the GOP there - 5 days before hte primary. The Texas GOP put out a statement saying Texas voters will consider any candidate who chooses not to participate as not interested in or worthy of their vote. So, we could actually see a one-on-one Romney Newt debate for the first time with a little Paul crazy for a little comic relief. Santorum had accepted the invitation.

Any and everyone supporting Newt needs a lot of support right now because if he begins to move up, there will be some ugly pressure brought upon his supporters to change to Mitt... Even Mark Levin is supporting Romney and has endorsed Romney now.. that was a huge conservative loss in my estimation...

Please, if you can, any way, large or small, try to get involved. Even 10 phone calls per day can help immensely. And even the smallest donation will be greatly appreciated.

12 posted on 04/12/2012 10:29:26 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: WinMod70
The thing I can’t figure out is why Romney is on top. I have yet to run into a single person that say Mitt is their guy. Most if not all mention Newt as who they would like to see in the WH. I guess it’s possible that all my acquaintances are conservatives but you’d think I would run into just one enthusiatic Mitt supporter.

You know, that exact same thing is true in my life. I don't know a single Romney supporter. I had just considered that was due to the fact I must live a very insulated life. I have lots of conservatives and lots of lib dems around me. But maybe there is something to what you say... maybe they are ripe for the pickin' -- :)

13 posted on 04/12/2012 10:33:20 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever
Make it happen, grassroots, make it happen.
Yes!
14 posted on 04/12/2012 10:36:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: true believer forever
And I don't think it's just because he wants to spend time with his grandchildren or improve his golf game...

Actually, I do. But Newt has SO MUCH to give to America.

Why should he be a baby sitter to lying mitt and change his diapers? Either voters are PRO AMERICAN and vote for the PRO American candidate Newt or they are not and would vote for mitt while hoping mitt will..... when we KNOW NEWT WILL as America/Constitution is within every cell in Newt's body!!

Mitt hasn't a clue what America is about and his record shows it - he brought in every filth and anti-American laws he could in his four short years and then lies about it. A vote for him is throwing America to the curb. Newt and Mitt are as oil and water. ANY sameness is that they are of the same gender.

Newt was the ONLY conservative who was in the race - outside of Perry would couldn't be bought off. Newt has the know how and desire to get things done. And he WOULD get it done. That is why the resistance was vehement in opposing him. But, I know you know this.

15 posted on 04/12/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: true believer forever

You know if Newt got the Conservative Party nomination I just might switch parties. Think about it Newt. With Sarah as his VP it would be a no brainer.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 10:39:55 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: sam_paine
Newt is the smartest candidate in the race.

He’s certainly the best conservative.

The Freepers who say they support him and will NEVER support Romney are just missing something.

Yes. They are missing the fact that, if only for the sake of the military, they need to support Romney. Barack has done almost irreparable damage to the military, there may not even be enough time now to undo it if he loses re-election. Hopefully, Romney will undo some of that, and if that is all he does differently than obama, though I think there will be other things, I feel sure, that is reason enough to vote for him against obama.

Newt, on the other hand - now that's the whole enchilada!!

17 posted on 04/12/2012 10:41:30 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: presently no screen name
Actually, I do. But Newt has SO MUCH to give to America.

Why should he be a baby sitter to lying mitt and change his diapers? Either voters are PRO AMERICAN and vote for the PRO American candidate Newt or they are not and would vote for mitt while hoping mitt will..... when we KNOW NEWT WILL as America/Constitution is within every cell in Newt's body!!

Mitt hasn't a clue what America is about and his record shows it - he brought in every filth and anti-American laws he could in his four short years and then lies about it. A vote for him is throwing America to the curb. Newt and Mitt are as oil and water. ANY sameness is that they are of the same gender.

Newt was the ONLY conservative who was in the race - outside of Perry would couldn't be bought off. Newt has the know how and desire to get things done. And he WOULD get it done. That is why the resistance was vehement in opposing him. But, I know you know this.

Exactly. The establishment wants Mitt, let them support him through any Romney presidency.

Newt really is the last conservative standing. And so far, Perry has remained strong behind him. Hope that remains the case... I actually think Newt would have served mightily, even in a Santorum admin, or Perry or Bachman, or any relative conservative, and probably helped them immensely. I think supporting Mitt if he is the nominee, is Newt's call to duty for his country, but once he does that, I think he'll want minimum involvement with him.

18 posted on 04/12/2012 10:49:19 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: McGruff
You know if Newt got the Conservative Party nomination I just might switch parties. Think about it Newt. With Sarah as his VP it would be a no brainer.

Yes, the dream that must not be spoken. Can you possibly wait till 2016 if Romney takes it - primarying a sitting president. Or the 2016 candidate against Bite Me.

I don't think Newt will run again. But he sure is the best groomer, mentor, guide and guru there is around. He knows new, young conservative blood is the only hope...

19 posted on 04/12/2012 11:19:56 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: WinMod70
The thing I can’t figure out is why Romney is on top. I have yet to run into a single person that say Mitt is their guy

Its like the Emperor's New Clothes. Shysters (the media, the GOP elite) have repeated over and over that Romney is the smart choice, the inevitable choice, etc. Many folks buy into things they hear many times.

I think Newt would have been a far better choice, and I am not giving up all hope for him yet. I don't think Mittens is the reincarnation of Obama like some folks around here do, but he's nowhere near the best we could do for a GOP candidate. I think he can beat Obama, but he will have a much harder time of it than a more 'severe' conservative would have. I also think that Newt on the ticket would give conservative GOPers more coat-tails in down-ticket races that Romney will be able to deliver.

I wish Cain had stuck it out longer as well as I think he might have been even more formidable in the general election than Newt would have been. Or better yet, a Cain/Gingrich or Gingrich/Cain ticket! But that's water under the bridge.

20 posted on 04/12/2012 11:26:04 AM PDT by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: WinMod70

I wouldn’t expect someone with the handle WinMod70 would travel in the same company as the Romney people but you’d be welcome in my group.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 11:35:16 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: sam_paine

“The Freepers who say they support him and will NEVER support Romney are just missing something.”

Or they regard their vote as a sacred trust that cannot be wasted on yet another crypto-lefty. Newt, for all his faults, is a conservative, so I can support his candidacy vigorously, even if sometimes I am not on board with everything he says or does.

But *my* only voice in this contest is my vote, and I won’t raise that voice in support of the Bishop of Kolob. I know what he was doing in MA because our VA law firm got the calls from Christians in MA who were being driven against the wall by his administration.

If disaster befalls us under Obama, do not comfort yourself by trying to blame me for it. Blame all the weasels, quislings, and weaklings leading the Republican party who cannot stomach standing for what is right if it will cost them anything. Blame all your fellow Republicans sitting next to you at work and at church who have so little care for their country they will vote for someone they know nothing about just because someone else said they were “electable.” But don’t blame those of us who will no longer succumb to the ends-justify-the-means reasoning that brought us to this dance. We didn’t “miss” anything. We’ve made this choice because we couldn’t avoid it. Sorry if it displeases you. Well, not really.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 11:57:20 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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23 posted on 04/12/2012 12:55:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: true believer forever

“He truly is one of the last conservatives standing...”

He’s the ONLY conservative standing - RuPaul is not a conservative.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 9:20:18 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: true believer forever
The "Newt" Braveheart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=841gs_UAbrI

Go Newt!


25 posted on 04/12/2012 9:21:41 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: presently no screen name

“For those who think if they vote for mitt as he will surround himself with your brilliance to keep him on the straight and narrow”

I came to this thread much later in the day, but it was interesting tonight that on Hannity, Sarah Palin said (about Mittens) that she was “sure he’d surround himself with those who are to the right of center and do what’s best for the country”.

Tsk tsk tsk


26 posted on 04/12/2012 10:11:06 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres
Tsk, tsk? I said the same thing - because it is OBVIOUS the man is 'dumb as rocks' - he even pays people now to do his thinking. And I'm thrilled to learn it won't be NEWT! Newt won't be there to change his diapers, burb him or stop his stuttering.

And people are voting for him KNOWING he HAS to surround himself to keep him standing. That's because he's an empty suit. I dare say his voters always buy cheaply, they certainly aren't QUALITY shoppers - and they will get what they vote/shop for. Bottom draw shoppers/voters.

Voters are voting for Mitt out of fear - that is GUTLESS! They have NO fight but full of fright. They don't deserve America. They are wusses and media/GOPE hen pecked.

And the stain of voting for mitt doesn't wash out - only 'the cheap' doesn't care!

27 posted on 04/12/2012 11:24:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: llandres
sure he’d surround himself with those who are to the right of center and do what’s best for the country”.

Those who gave up their values to support him like Rubio and the like - they care MORE about themselves than our country. That's the type voters are counting on - like I said 'cheap' voters. And are UNABLE to think it through, 'bottom of the class' type voters.

28 posted on 04/12/2012 11:32:11 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Springfield Reformer; sam_paine
Blame all the weasels, quislings, and weaklings leading the Republican party who cannot stomach standing for what is right if it will cost them anything.

Exactly. And blame all the weasels, quislings, and weaklings, and fear-based GUTLESS VOTERS!

GO NEWT!! The Candidate for QUALITY voters who BELIEVES AMERICA DESERVES THE BEST!

29 posted on 04/12/2012 11:39:31 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: conservative98
The "Newt" Braveheart

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=841gs_UAbrI

Go Newt!

Oh, no!! I won't have time to watch till tonight but if it's anything like the pic - it should be great!! THANKS!!

30 posted on 04/13/2012 9:06:27 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: llandres

“For those who think if they vote for mitt as he will surround himself with your brilliance to keep him on the straight and narrow”

I came to this thread much later in the day, but it was interesting tonight that on Hannity, Sarah Palin said (about Mittens) that she was “sure he’d surround himself with those who are to the right of center and do what’s best for the country”.

Tsk tsk tsk

**

Personally, and I know I’ll get some rotten tomatoes here — I don’t feel Sarah has done us any favors throughout this entire thing. Her tepid support for Newt wasn’t ENOUGH!

And I DO feel Newt could also run intellectual circles around her as well.

I mean — I like her, I know she’s conservative, but Newt is a very, very intelligent conservative. There is no comparison.

Try as I might ...I can’t get it up or out or even IN, for Romeny. Sorry. This entire mommywar/dyke war soap opera is making me ill. I’m hoping people get so sick of all the drama between Obama and Rom that they just look at Newt with new eyes, right around June timeframe or so.


31 posted on 04/13/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

I’m with ya on Newt - he’d demolish BHO AND Romney. Let’s pray Perry stays strong on him - think what a Texas win could do!


32 posted on 04/13/2012 6:15:42 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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