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Posted on 04/15/2012 8:51:14 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came to Wilson on Saturday to ask Wilson Republican voters for their support and to let them know although he is the underdog he isnt giving up his fight for the presidency.
I want you to know that I am the last conservative standing in this race, and that I intend to be the last conservative campaigning in this race, Gingrich said.
The Wilson County Republican Party held a kick off for the election Saturday afternoon at the Wilson County Fairgrounds.
Other candidates also stood before the crowd of about 400 people and talked about why they are the best person for the job in which they are running.
Many of the candidates present said Gingrich was good for helping to build the Republican Party in Wilson and in North Carolina.
Rick Santorum recently dropped out of the Republican race and Mitt Romney is considered the all-but-certain nominee. But Gingrich is still fighting. He tore through North Carolina on Saturday, also making stops in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh.
The primary election is May 8.
Gingrich talked about getting gas prices lowered, putting more money in the economy and not being beholden to the Middle East for oil.
GRADING THE PRESIDENT
Gingrich took the time to aim criticism at President Barack Obama and said he was troubled by the presidents understanding of America.
National security really matters and that is why as your president, and as commander in chief, I would never apologize to a foreign radical while they were killing young Americans, Gingrich said to applause and cheers.
Gingrich said he disagrees with Obamas decision to apologize when Qurans were burned at a U.S. military base.
The burning of the Qurans sparked protests in Afghanistan and caused U.S. Muslims to question the actions of those involved.
I thought it was profoundly wrong for Barack Obama to apologize to radical Islamic extremists while he was waging war on the Catholic Church and other right-to-life groups, and it made me troubled by this White House and its total lack of understanding of what America is all about, Gingrich said.
Gingrich told the group the Qurans that were burned had already been defaced.
As you will remember, the Qurans that were burned in that famous incident were actually Qurans that had already been defaced and mutilated by political prisoners who were using them to send out messages, Gingrich said.
Gingrich said that the president should have called on Afghanistan religious leaders to condemn extremists who defaced the Qurans.
Let me make a point, this administration has adopted as one of its slogans to that incident, we will hold sacred that which others hold sacred, Gingrich said. Now, Im prepared to accept that. And I ask the president, does that mean we can put crosses back up? Does Obama pledge to honor that which is sacred to only radical Islamists? Or is he willing to apply it to Christians and Jews in the United States?
Gingrich then said the president needs to withdraw all the anti-religious orders that are involved in Obamacare and respect the right of religious liberty in the U.S.
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS
Gingrich told the group he had just been the guest speaker at a National Rifle Association event and gave them a challenge.
I said it wasnt enough just to defend the Second Amendment, Gingrich recalled. Theres a worldwide effort under way to pass a small arms treaty that would ultimately be used to take away our right to bear arms. Its not enough just to oppose that treaty. The Gingrich administration would propose what Chris Cox of the NRA called the Gingrich treaty.
Gingrich said that the Gingrich Treaty would say that the right to bear arms is a human right that belongs to every person everywhere on the planet.
Gingrich said when the Declaration of Independence states they, and it talks about all men being created equal and endowed by their creator to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, they doesnt mean just Americans, but all people on earth.
It doesnt mean we have to go out and enforce it, Gingrich said. But we have to at least advocate it.
He said the Founding Fathers were in favor of the right to bear arms for a practical reason.
They werent college professors of some tenured Ivy League university living in a fantasy land, Gingrich said. The English knew how to deal with rebellion. But they had never faced Americans who were armed and organized in a militia.
Gingrich said the Founding Fathers believed having the right to bear arms was a natural right.
None of the other rights are enforceable, if you are disarmed, Gingrich said. This is not about hunting. This is not about skeet shooting. This is a political right at the center of defending your liberty from tyranny.
Gingrich said if you consider the predatory gangs in the heart of Africa, those gangs would behave different if every village they entered had the right to bear arms.
Im arguing that we should communicate to the world that American values are universal, Gingrich said. We are not subordinate to the United Nations. We are not going to bow to some foreign ideology. We are not going to have federal judges who believe the Constitution is obsolete. And were not going to have secretaries of defense who say that we dont need the rule of Congress as long as some foreign government or some foreign agency say its OK.
Gingrich said that Leon Panetta is secretary of defense for the U.S. and not the United Nations.
If thats not good enough for him, he should resign, Gingrich said.
In an interview with The Wilson Times, Gingrich said he represents two things that would help Wilson if elected.
First, Ive helped create jobs twice, 11 million new jobs with Clinton, 16 million new jobs with Reagan and so I have a job creation program that would be directly helpful, Gingrich said. Second, I believe that what Im doing in energy will bring the price of gasoline down to under $2.50. (That) is important for folks in communities like this who have to drive a fair distance to work. Having less expensive gasoline really matters.
High energy prices also drives up the price at the grocery store.
He said what he would do with jobs and gasoline would put more money in the pockets of Wilson residents.
Gingrich said he is in favor of hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
Hydraulic fracturing is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth. Some states have residents who say during the process of fracking their well water leads to polution, Others believes its an untapped source of energy and economic growth.
Obviously we would have to study fracking to make sure that it is not a serious problem, Gingrich said. We have to be concerned about fracking. But I think we ought to do it from a scientific basis.
Gingrich said low-cost health insurance must be found that allows people to purchase policies.
We can do it, probably by letting them to buy in as a group, rather than by small business or by individual, he said. In addition, we have to find new ways to allow doctors to provide very low services possibly by giving them tax breaks if they are willing to take care of people on a charitable basis.
Gingrich said his message has a positive answer on jobs and a whole range of issues that offer new voters a chance for a better future.
Oops. Sorry CW, I will vote in Senate and House races.
Thank you for the work you are doing for Newt.
RCP Average [old poll] 3/16 - 4/7 -- Romney 30.3 Santorum 29.7 Gingrich 15.7 Paul 12.0 Romney +0.6
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."
Dittos to that. I made my second contribution today.
Newt is the only cure for what ails America. Go Newt!
I just read your FReeper homepage. LOVED it.
The Mainstream Media (MSM) and the RINOstream Media (RSM) like Fox News and the radio talk shows are all lined up behind the Obama versus Romney fight.
They don’t do my thinking for me or tell me who to vote for.
Donate at Newt.org. Your money goes to the campaign. Newt360 is not an official campaign website.
Posted by noprisoners49 (Diary)
Friday, April 13th at 5:30PM EDT
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Mitt Romney must win over 60% of all remaining hard delegates to secure the GOP nomination. Surprised?
19 states still need to be heard from, and of those states 869 hard delegates are available at the state and district level (discounting the 37 total delegates available between Indiana and Arkansas, which have proportionality rules only a democrat could love). State and committee GOP delegates number about 69, which Im throwing into my calculations as a given for Romney.
Nevertheless, Romney still needs 663 delegates to reach that magic 1144 number.
Can he do it?
Of the 11,280,792 votes cast so far, Romney has accumulated 4,595,908 or only about 41%. Typically, Romney does not garner more than an average of 44% of the vote. Santorum averaged about 25% of the vote. Even if half of Santorums supporters vote for Mitt, this still does not give him the necessary 60+ % to secure the GOP nomination.
Thank you for the information.
It also looks like the base didn’t get the message that we have our nominee.
Welcome aboard, Naps.
I wish you a wonderful day.
Wish I could.
“At least we can hope,expect,nay,demand, the Republicans in Congress fight the socialist of the other party more than they would fight the socialist of the GOP.”
I hadn’t really thought of it that way, but your post raised a question in my mind. Do you thinks it is possible that if Romney won the nomination, he might tack left, deliberately causing the conservative voter turnout to be suppressed thereby gaining disaffected Democrats to vote for him, but also causing the democrats to retake the congress?
Nah, that’s tinfoil hat territory... Isn’t it?
LOL, well Colorado is going to put this race into a whole new ball game. The establishment is already fuming because Newt is still in and he is also taking votes from Romney.
To early to wave the white flag. The fight goes on
Mine, too. And my donation.
Do you think the reality of what your graphic illustrated could actually sink in before the convention? Perhaps that is why they are trying so desperately to close the deal four months before the convention!
FOX news has totally frozen out Newt. The other day Carl Cameron was talking about how Santorum and Newt were still talking about how to defeat BO. He then told details about what Santorum said and never mentioned Newt. I know my description is not very good, but it was a blatant diss of Newt. I of course, was waiting to hear what Newt had said and it was not mentioned. Turned it off after that.
Yes! This guy gets it and is willing to say it so others get it too.
We need to get behind Newt and actually fight for the US and her Constitution!