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Gingrich and Paul Defy Calls to Rally Around Romney
New York Times ^ | April 15 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 04/15/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT by KSanders

With Rick Santorum out of the Republican presidential field, clearing a path to the nomination for Mitt Romney, the fight to become the party’s standard-bearer is over, right?

Well, not entirely.

Despite the nearly unanimous view that Mr. Romney will be President Obama’s challenger in the fall, there are still two men — Representative Ron Paul of Texas and Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House — who have not yet agreed. In the face of scorn from their peers, they continue to campaign, even if fewer people are paying attention.

Both men say they are seeking influence over the debate in the fall, and they do not appear to be leaving the race anytime soon.

Gingrich Stays In

In the hours after Mr. Santorum dropped out, Mr. Gingrich made it clear that he had no intention of doing the same.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 2012; georgia; newt; newtgingrich; nottakingone4theteam

1 posted on 04/15/2012 8:28:02 PM PDT by KSanders
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To: KSanders

http://www.newt.org


2 posted on 04/15/2012 8:31:39 PM PDT by KSanders (Hope and Change is now Class and Gender warfare)
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To: KSanders

Mitt Romney will be a disaster for the party, a disaster for conservatism, and most likely a disaster at the polls in November. He is one of the least electable with the most baggage out of all the primary candidates that have ran this time.

20 states with over 1,000 delegates have yet to cast their votes. And I resent anyone who tries to claim this primary is over and that our nominee has been decided. I haven’t voted yet and I reject anyone who would try to disenfranchise my vote while the so-called “presumptive nominee” still needs to win HALF of the upcoming delegates to become the winner.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 8:37:34 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: KSanders

Romney doesn’t even have half the delegates yet.

Half the country hasn’t voted.

Of the half that has voted Romney has received 41% of the vote.

So why should Newt drop out?

Newt to Tampa!

Romney to Golub!


4 posted on 04/15/2012 8:37:41 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: KSanders

I haven’t given up on Newt.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: KSanders

” - - - “They also signal that the convention will feature a spirited discussion over whether conservatism will triumph over the status quo, all in relation to the endgame of defeating President Obama.” John Tate

Well John, Summer Soldier Santorum reduced the odds of that taking place quite a bit, IMHO.

Glad to hear that Ron Paul is prepared to do battle with the GOP-elite.


6 posted on 04/15/2012 8:41:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: JediJones

bump

They will disenfranchise everyone else. We should not let them.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 8:41:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KSanders

Throughout Newt’s ENTIRE CAREER they have always been accusing him of “just being in it for himself” when he doesn’t bend over to the party line. That’s code for “you didn’t take one for the team and bow to your masters.” Certainly when he criticized Bush, Sr. for breaking his no-new-taxes pledge and certainly now. Yet it’s never been true. Newt has always been sticking his neck out because he wanted conservative principles and values to triumph. He’s a rare, courageous hero and a lifelong champion for the conservative cause. Anyone who ever said anything else is NOT to be trusted.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 8:47:19 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: KSanders

Good for these guys.romney will become a joke sooner or later if not already.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 8:48:15 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: exit82

Texas votes MAY 29. whats up with that?

Romney will get like zero votes around here.

He looks like an extra from the cast of MadMen. He should remain on Madison Avenue screwing someone else. Not gonna happen for him to get any votes around here.


10 posted on 04/15/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: KSanders

GO NEWT!!!!!


11 posted on 04/15/2012 9:00:25 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: KSanders

Of course they do...and they have every rght to do so...and should do so, at the very least until Romney secures enough delegates for the nomination, which he has not done yet.

I am now praying for, after supoporting Palain, then Cain, then Santorum and now Newt, that somehow Newt can force a brokered convention.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 9:01:40 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE
Good for these guys.romney will become a joke sooner or later if not already.

He already is.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 9:20:05 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie
.... GO, NEWT!

14 posted on 04/15/2012 9:30:47 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: SoConPubbie

Can you post that to steelfish? He has been singing the praises of romney and just needs a clue.Poor guy.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 9:38:53 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: KSanders

Keep at it Newt. We need a voice shaping the dialog.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 10:08:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: JediJones
Throughout Newt’s ENTIRE CAREER they have always been accusing him of “just being in it for himself” when he doesn’t bend over to the party line. That’s code for “you didn’t take one for the team and bow to your masters.” Certainly when he criticized Bush, Sr. for breaking his no-new-taxes pledge and certainly now. Yet it’s never been true. Newt has always been sticking his neck out because he wanted conservative principles and values to triumph. He’s a rare, courageous hero and a lifelong champion for the conservative cause. Anyone who ever said anything else is NOT to be trusted.

Did you ever read an account of that - here's a fairly short one below...

Stop and think a minute, and try and picture Boehner or McConnell or most of them, the ceremony to unveil the deal, leaving the Rose Garden, the President, the gathered press, because he couldn't, in the end, deny his conscience. Think of the courage that took, and the dedication to principle. And the hate it must have engendered.

Newt's nobody's fool, and he's about as misrepresented by the press and his former colleagues as Sarah Palin. It is the lot of reformers...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/22/bush-41-gingrich-stood-me-up/

17 posted on 04/15/2012 10:33:30 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: KSanders

Mitt Albinobama?


18 posted on 04/15/2012 10:44:47 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: KSanders

I am glad he hasn’t given up. That said he never ruled out being rombot’s VP if asked. Just say no, like anyone else would.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 11:09:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: KSanders

GO NEWT GO... all the way to Tampa.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 11:28:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Whether you hate Romney or not, it would be insane for a conservative to not agree to be his V.P. That is an enormous amount of power and a bully pulpit for the movement, as well as the ability to influence Romney, potentially. You’re also of course one heartbeat away. That is one reason people like Newt are not going to denounce him as a candidate. He would wisely jump at the chance to be V.P. if he was offered.


21 posted on 04/15/2012 11:52:50 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: FlyingEagle
Romney will get like zero votes around here. He looks like an extra from the cast of MadMen. He should remain on Madison Avenue screwing someone else. Not gonna happen for him to get any votes around here.

LOL. So true! I only saw him once in person - at one of Hannity's Freedom concerts in Dallas about five years ago. He came on stage stiff in a suit and tie while everyone else was in relaxed or cowboy attire.

And you gave me a new tag line!

22 posted on 04/16/2012 8:11:48 AM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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To: KSanders; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; Gator113; ..

NEWT GINGRICH DEBATES OBAMA


23 posted on 04/16/2012 11:02:32 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx; All
FIRED UP FOR NEWT!
24 posted on 04/16/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: exit82

AMEN! The numbers are NOT with Mitt

Posted by noprisoners49 (Diary)

Friday, April 13th at 5:30PM EDT
128 Comments
Recommenders: garfieldjl (Diary), dialove, rightwingnut2 (Diary), mswalnut (Diary)

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 I’m 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 Santorum’s supporters vote for Mitt, this still does not give him the necessary 60+ % to secure the GOP nomination.

[All data from http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/republican_vote_count.html].


25 posted on 04/16/2012 11:48:35 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: KSanders

Go Newt! Paul can get lost.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 1:00:54 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: FlyingEagle

Texas votes MAY 29. whats up with that?

Romney will get like zero votes around here.


There has been some stirring at the SREC to change the Texas delegate allocation from ‘proportional’ to a ‘winner take all’ format. So far they haven’t had an emergency meeting to do so.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 1:16:35 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: exit82
Through the April 3rd voting it stands as follows:

Delegates awarded
1,285     56% 

Delegates remaining
1,001     44% 

Source: The Green Papers

28 posted on 04/16/2012 1:21:43 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: FlyingEagle

Here are some of Newt’s upcoming Events:

Newt 2012 Town Hall Meeting
Monday, April 16 – 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT
Pappasito’s
723 S Central Expressway
Dallas, TX

Newt Gingrich speaks to the Lancaster County GOP
Tuesday, April 17 - 8:30 p.m. ET
Lancaster County Convention Center
25 S. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA

Newt Gingrich to speak to the New York State Committee Annual Dinner
Thursday, April 19 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Sheraton Hotel and Towers
Metropolitan Ballroom
811 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY

He’ll be back in NC soon


29 posted on 04/16/2012 3:29:51 PM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: onyx

Still have my fingers and toes crossed. (And that is hard for an old lady.) Boy, we really need this great man in our lives at this time. Praying, praying!!


30 posted on 04/16/2012 7:22:43 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

God bless and Keep you, dearest sweet pal!
I’m praying too!

(I can’t do any of the finger and toe crossin’ you’re able to do!)


31 posted on 04/16/2012 9:11:24 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: STARWISE

Romney to Stake Claim to Nomination at RNC Meeting Friday
April 16, 2012

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 11:45:24 PM by 22cal

(Fox News) - PHOENIX — Mitt Romney will address the Republican National Committee meeting of state party chairmen this Friday in Phoenix, where he will stake his claim to the GOP nomination and call upon party leaders to unite, FOX News Channel reported.

The meeting will be attended by more than 40 of the RNC’s 50 state GOP chairmen, along with 200 additional officials, activists and political professionals as they gear up for the fall campaign to oust President Barack Obama.

Read more on myFOXdfw.com: http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpps/news/romney-to-stake-claim-to-nomination-at-rnc-meeting-friday-dpgonc-20120416-bb_19207501#ixzz1sGVTMKQ9

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdfw.com ...


32 posted on 04/16/2012 9:56:28 PM PDT by caww
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