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Gingrich In North Texas, Insists Republican Primary Not Over Yet
CBS-DFW ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jack Fink interview with Newt Gingrich

Posted on 04/17/2012 1:57:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW) – Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s not leaving the Presidential race anytime soon. “I’m the tortoise in this race,” Gingrich says. “I’ll just keep coming forward and I’m still here.”

Before 75 supporters in a packed Richardson restaurant along Central Expressway Monday afternoon, Gingrich sounded upbeat.

He told the town hall meeting, “I certainly felt a lot more encouraged by donors than discouraged by the elite media.”

But he’s facing an uphill climb.

Jack Fink: “Mitt Romney is on his way to the nomination, mathematically you can’t win, so what’s your rationale for staying in the race?”

Newt Gingrich: “It’s interesting, in Colorado this weekend, the delegates chosen were 13 for Romney and 23 not for Romney, and I don’t think any of the national news media picked it up yet. The inevitability train didn’t seem to get across the Rockies. I’m campaigning here, I’m campaigning in North Carolina, in Delaware, in Pennsylvania, tomorrow, I’ll be in New York for two days this week. I think we still have the right to have the last conservative standing, and make the case for conservatism.”..........................

(Excerpt) Read more at dfw.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatism; delegatemath; economy; gingrich2012; gopprimary; newt; newt2012; notinevitable; nottromney; tortoise; tx2012
Tidbit: In an April 2009 interview, Mike Judge said that he modeled Arlen, the setting for "King of the Hill," after Richardson, Texas.


1 posted on 04/17/2012 1:57:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is almost pathetic at this point.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 2:53:33 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m not settling for Romney, his progressive income tax appeasement doesn’t work for me. Go Newt!
http://www.newt.org/solutions/jobs-economy/

Move toward an optional flat tax of 15% that would allow Americans the freedom to choose to file their taxes on a postcard, saving hundreds of billions in unnecessary costs each year.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 3:12:03 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Energy independence unshackles us here at home and abroad.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 3:22:26 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And his Day One Plan includes getting that 61 Majority(including McCain) in the Senate, and day 1 starts Jan 3, 2013, plus, he’s asking and posting the good ideas suggested;
http://www.newt.org/contract/day-one-plan/

1. The Drill Here Drill Now Pay Less Executive Order.

Previously Released
1. Eliminate the thirty-nine White House “Czar” positions created during the current administration.
2. “Mexico City Policy” of Respect for Life.
3. Restore conscience clause protections for Healthcare Workers.
4. Respect Each Sovereign Nation’s Choice of its Capital.
5. End the Attorney General’s Assault on the States.
6. The Keystone Pipeline


5 posted on 04/17/2012 3:23:29 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Newt will not win one more state, but keep sending him money if you want. I hear Calista needs some diamond earrings to go with her tiffany necklace.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 3:26:57 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet

And I wouldn’t settle for the Supreme Court being the only option to remove the (non)Affordable Health Care Act;
http://www.newt.org/solutions/healthcare/

This comprehensive approach—cost, quality, competition, and coverage—can solve the problem of the uninsured with no individual mandate and no employer mandate. Everyone would be able to obtain essential health care and coverage when needed. For those who are too poor to buy health insurance, states will have more flexibility to provide them with the assistance they need to buy it. For those who nevertheless choose not to purchase coverage and then become too sick to do so, high risk pools will provide access to coverage. Once you have health insurance, you are assured you can keep it. By contrast, even Obamacare for all its trillions in taxes, spending, new entitlements, and new bureaucracy still does not achieve universal coverage.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 3:28:00 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: NavVet
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

The Green Papers

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."

FL: 50 delegates
ID: 32 delegates
AZ: 29 delegates

8 posted on 04/17/2012 3:37:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NavVet

As the American People better understand their choices, Newt may win every state.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 3:37:13 AM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yeah, I wonder why no one ever thought of that. Newt can win the primary, by losing almost every state. Brilliant strategy.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 3:56:24 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Son House

I would rather have Newt than Mitt, who I will absolutely not vote for, but all Newt is doing at this point is fund raising.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 3:58:34 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet
We learn, during our lives, many things from deductive reasoning, and not necesarily epirically offered.

Santorum has been out over a week and the facts that Ron Paul hasn't been even whispered in quiet company, and more importantly, Newt is being given an eerie treatment of, "Gee, it's a shame all you guys are out now that Rick has dropped .. ", convinces me, and should convince anyone even remotely aware there is a presidential election this year, that Newt Gingrich is the only truly qualified man for the job.

If Newt picks Sarah and has Ricks support, we will save America.

12 posted on 04/17/2012 4:01:53 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Son House

Yeah, right. Newt’s been explaining those choices to them for a long time now, and he’s won two states, his home state and a suburb. He has Zero chance.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 4:02:50 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet

I’m not sure you’re paying attention, squid.


14 posted on 04/17/2012 4:03:21 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NavVet

A Mitt butt boy speaks.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 4:06:23 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: NavVet

He doesn’t have to win. He just has to hold on past the first delegate vote at conference.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 4:06:38 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: knarf

Maybe you’re right, maybe I missed the news story that reported the massive Newt Surge that will carry him to victory in every single remaining state. And then there’s that news story about all of the delegates being so persuaded by Newt’s phone calls that they switch their votes at the convention.

Newt has one 2, count ‘em 2 states. and we’re in the home stretch. Newt’s done and he knows it, but don’t let that stop you in believing in a Newt nomination. Maybe the keynote speaker will be the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth fairy.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 4:07:18 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet

Newt at least is a choice. Mittens is a Caucasian Obama mini-me...


18 posted on 04/17/2012 4:07:50 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Jim Robinson

FYI:The Mitt butt boys are trashing Newt early today.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 4:10:06 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: NavVet
compare/contrast Gingrich/Romney for me.

I confess I pass over a lot of what some people have to say because of how they begin a sentence or thought pattern, thus ... I don't understand your utter distain for a man that certainly communicates a lot better than Romney.

20 posted on 04/17/2012 4:15:22 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: NavVet

Don’t you want to hang out on MSNBC-they love trashing conservatives. Geez, give it a break; we get it- 4 comments by you. This site is for Newt and all conservatives.


21 posted on 04/17/2012 5:00:13 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: NavVet
I wonder why no one ever thought of that. Newt can win the primary, by losing almost every state. Brilliant strategy.

God works in mysterious ways.

22 posted on 04/17/2012 5:06:00 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: NavVet
I would rather have Newt than Mitt, who I will absolutely not vote for, but all Newt is doing at this point is fund raising.

They're ALL fundraising. Why is it a sin that Newt is too?

Did you hear his NRA speech? The one where HE got the standing O's but it was Mitt Fox News showed clips of....

National Rifle Association Meeting - Part 1 Newt Gingrich Speech 1:00:18 (follows Mitt Romney – Rick Santorum follows Newt)

Was Mitt throwing tea "overboard" in 1994?


23 posted on 04/17/2012 5:06:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NavVet
Maybe you’re right, maybe I missed the news story that reported the massive Newt Surge that will carry him to victory in every single remaining state.

I'm with you!! I don't think Newt is going to win, but here's what might happen...

Romney will not pick up the required minimum number of delegates and we are going to go to that convention in Tampa and bring your butt kissing rino house down!

The RNC/GOP will be full of contention, controversy and utter strife. I'm hoping the likes of which the party has never seen! As it stands right now I think we are in a political WAR in the republican party, one which HAS to be fought before we can demolish the liberal cause! Rinos/moderates are going to be shocked when conservatives tell you to go take a long walk on a short pier and decide to finally bring the hammer down!

Conservatives HAVE to rid this party of these Liberal Policy Appeasers...Newt can lead us!

24 posted on 04/17/2012 5:06:36 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: NavVet
Just for YOU !

Wear out those printers !


                           
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25 posted on 04/17/2012 5:10:07 AM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: NavVet

um...

I think you seem to have forgotten about :

north carolina, west virginia, arkansas, kentucky,and my state Texas!

this isn’t over! Romney can still be stopped from getting the nomination


26 posted on 04/17/2012 5:26:17 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The inevitability train didn’t seem to get across the Rockies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ronald Reagan faced a similar situation.

I wonder whether Newt can pull it off.

GO NEWT!

The media wants to pick the GOP nominee.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 5:26:36 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info....http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Was Richardson Newt’s only stop in Texas on this tour or were there other rallies? I haven’t seen any info either way.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 5:45:54 AM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: deport
I don't know of other public appearances in Texas. But then the media isn't exactly following his campaign.


Steve Pfost/Staff Photographer Mickey Margetis, 81, of Dallas hugged Gingrich during the town hall meeting Monday in Richardson.

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"Having vowed to press on with his presidential campaign despite long odds, Newt Gingrich campaigned in North Texas on Monday, urging supporters to vote for him in the state's May 29 primary, The Dallas Morning News reports. U.S. Reps. Joe Barton of Ennis and Michael Burgess of Flower Mound, who have said they'll continue to support Gingrich as long as he remains in the race, joined the former U.S. House speaker at a restaurant in Richardson, where he said when asked whether he should withdraw from the race that "having a voice for conservatism is healthy for the Republican Party and helpful to America." Source

29 posted on 04/17/2012 6:04:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: NavVet

Ya! send more money to Romney, so he can murder more babies and allow his log cabin buddies perp little kids. What a joke!


30 posted on 04/17/2012 6:06:25 AM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: Candor7

The inevitability train didn’t seem to get across the Rockies>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ha! I love it.

This is classic Newt. Never give up, old boy!!

Was watching Romeny yesterday - he can’t stand up to the media. He is absolutely unconvincing when he talks. I walk away in an “anti-climatic” state.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 6:08:42 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: NavVet

Of the 1100-some remaining delegates, Romney need under 500 and Gingrich needs OVER 1000.

Gingrich would have to win about 95% of ALL REMAINING delegates to get the nomination.

The remaining primaries include CA, NY, CT, RI, NJ. None of those seem to be ‘gringrich friendly’ battlegrounds.

==

Someone posted last week that the EV count estimate showed Gingrich getting just over 100, if he goes up against Obama. In other words, he would lose worse than McCain did in 2008.


32 posted on 04/17/2012 6:24:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: NavVet

This is almost pathetic at this point.

You’re talking about Romney being the nomination,right?
Possibly the next President?
I would agree with you if that is what you mean by “pathetic”.

Otherwise, Newt may not win the nom but can’t he stop Willard from taking it as well?
Isn’t that how it goes to a brokered converntion?

And the big hook comes out from the curtain and drags romney’s pathetic liberal ass off the stage never to be heard from again!

Go Palin!
Go Newt!
Go USA!


33 posted on 04/17/2012 6:26:55 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks for spreading the word!


34 posted on 04/17/2012 7:11:10 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: NavVet
This is almost pathetic at this point.

Remember your words when obama makes mince meat of romney. There is no going back. Conservatives will fight to the end. If you think that's pathetic, you don't belong here.

35 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:52 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: NavVet

And Romney needs more money to pay for his illegal staff in his mansion with elevators and support his other homes.

Nothing is TOO much when our country/Constitution is at stake. We can’t rely on you - but when Newt wins, you will have no problem benefiting will you? Off the back of others. You must be a liberal like romney/obama.


36 posted on 04/17/2012 7:29:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I appreciate all your work you do to bring us this info and explaining it. Thanks.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
B T T T ! ! ! ©

38 posted on 04/17/2012 8:26:06 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: TexasFreeper2009

Even if Newt can pull out a win or two with proportional awarding of Delegates, there simply isn’t any plausible way for Newt to get to the magic number. I don’t like it, but the biggest RINO in the field has won period. I’ll bet every single Romney ad from this point on will be focused on Obama and not even mention Newt.


39 posted on 04/17/2012 8:40:36 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Leep

It is both pathetic that Romney is the Nominee and pathetic that some think Newt is still in the race. Newt can not stop Willard at this point.


40 posted on 04/17/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: NavVet

you are correct Newt has zero chance of winning the nomination before the convention, BUT he can keep Romney from winning it, and force the voting to a 2nd round at the convention.


41 posted on 04/17/2012 10:17:23 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; NavVet

What is really pathetic is how little knowledge of the convention system people like NavVet and TomGuy have. Or maybe they just are trying to demoralize conservatives and close the deal for Mitt before we even have a convention.


42 posted on 04/17/2012 11:35:04 AM PDT by ngat
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To: NavVet

Okay, thanks for your permission.


43 posted on 04/17/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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