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Gingrich on Plan B: 'I'm Quite Happy With Plan A, Frankly' [Herman Cain: "He Doesn't Have A Shot."]
MSNBC ^ | April 17, 2012 | Alex Moe

Posted on 04/17/2012 10:20:35 PM PDT by Steelfish

Gingrich on Plan B: 'I'm Quite Happy With Plan A, Frankly' By NBC's Alex Moe

LANCASTER, Penn. – Campaigning in Pennsylvania with one-week left before the state’s primary, Newt Gingrich acknowledged he has no “Plan B” and downplayed one of his top surrogate’s call for him to exit the presidential race.

Asked if he is thinking about what he will do if he does not get the nomination – what his “Plan B” would be – Gingrich brushed it off. "I don't worry about that right now. I'm focused on the nomination,” Gingrich said following remarks at the Lancaster County GOP Dinner here. “I'm quite happy with Plan A, frankly." (snip)

Gingrich plans to move ahead with his campaign despite increasing calls for him to drop out of the race – including from onetime supporter, Herman Cain.

Cain, the onetime presidential candidate who endorsed Gingrich in late January, took to the airwaves Monday morning on a radio show and referenced Romney as the presumptive GOP nominee.

"To Newt Gingrich I would say, 'Speaker Gingrich, with all due respect, let's get on with this, OK?'" Cain said in an interview on WMAL's Mornings “On The Mall.” "I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesn't have a shot."

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1 posted on 04/17/2012 10:20:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Newt Can Win! Bug off doubters and quitters telling him to give up.


2 posted on 04/17/2012 10:37:07 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

So if Newt goes 0-5 by wide margins next Tuesday can he still win?


3 posted on 04/17/2012 10:41:40 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Steelfish; onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; JoeProBono; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; MEG33; ...
Hang in there Newt. We're with you all the way!!

Issue Obama Romney Newt
Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America y y n
Defended Roe v Wade as settled law y y n
Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok y y n
Supported planned parenthood y y n
Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion y y n
Supports homosexual agenda y y n
Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy y y n
Ok with homosexuals in Scouts y y n
Ok with homosexuals in military y y n
Supported and still supports global warming hoax y y n
Supports gun control (so-called "assault weapons" ban) y y n
Supports amnesty for illegal aliens (by any other name it's still amnesty) y y n
Is undeniable father of RomneyCare n y n
Is undeniable grandfather of ObamaCare n y n
Still boasts that RomneyCare is great! y y n
Still boasts that RomneyCare is a "conservative solution" n y n
Still believes RomneyCare is constitutional y y n
Still believes individual mandate ok at state level y y n
Believes state forcing individuals to buy health insurance is a conservative idea n y n
Believes compulsory health insurance with mandates and penalties s/b imposed on all states at state level n y n
Believes compulsory health insurance at state level is constitutional (states rights) ? y n
Believes the state has constitutional power to force you into a private contract against your will for no other reason than you live there y y n
Supports government "stimulus" spending claims more is necessary y y n
Believes personal income tax should be cut drastically (15% flat tax) n n y
Believes corp income tax should be cut drastically (12.5% corp rate) n n y
Believes capital expenditures should be 100% expensed in first year n n y
Believes capital gains tax should be eliminated n n y
Believes estate tax (death tax) should be eliminated n n y
Believes federal government must be drastically cut per constitutional limits n n y
Believes unconstitutional federal functions like education should be returned to the states and people per tenth amendment n n y
Believes social security/medicare s/b phased out/privatized/returned to states and people n n y
Believes everyone at EPA should be fired and start over as an agency to look for solutions/not hinder industry n n y
Believes the constitution restricts the government from infringing on inalienable rights n n y
Appoints/supports/cowers to liberal activist judges y y n
Will challenge activist judiciary n n y
Believes in founding principles and has best conservative record to back it up n n y

4 posted on 04/17/2012 10:41:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (There's no crying in rebellion!!)
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To: Steelfish
Why are you/others allowing the media to pick our candidate.

The races are still open while the media influences who they

want people to vote for. Don't you see the charade.

5 posted on 04/17/2012 10:44:47 PM 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: Steelfish

Hate to tell Newt, but it’s over.

One of our local television reporters yesterday already declared Romney the winner in PA’s primary. The media bias was as subtle as a sledgehammer before, but in case you didn’t notice, now the media is coming right out and telling you.

Anyone still think the primaries aren’t rigged?


6 posted on 04/17/2012 10:45:14 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Steelfish

Herman Cain? Oh you mean the real Herman Cain, the one whose train wrecked.

Squirmin Herman was nothing more than a pitiful sideshow. BUT, he did keep me laughing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQQ6hv9eii4&feature=related


7 posted on 04/17/2012 10:52:53 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: fatnotlazy

Such propaganda, paid from the deep pockets of Mitt Romney, has the effect of brainwashing people.

Not me, no way.

Understand this: the nomination process is not over. There are 4+ months left to go until the convention in Tampa. Anything and everything can happen in that span of time.

The Tea Party managed to put a million people onto the streets of Washington, D.C., a couple years ago, and I believe Conservatives can take their party back from the frightened Country Clubbers who are terrified Obama will seize their wealth and deluded by Romney’s flashing money around and talking down his opponents as he has no posititve record to run on himself.

Our choice, and there really isn’t any other, is to back the only person running who has actually changed government, and that is Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich doesn’t have to get to 1144 delegates to effectively block Romney. After that first vote of delegates in Tampa when Romney can’t get the nomination free and clear, the whole convention is up for grabs.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 10:55:02 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

And Rue Paul can be the queen of England. It is just highly unlikely. Not as unlikely as Gingrich winning the 95% of remaining delegates he would need, but still unlikely.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 10:56:21 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Gator113

Cain once endorsed Gingrich. I think the question here is whether there is truly a “realistic” path to Gingrich coming anywhere close to clinching the nomination? Cain was once everyone’s favorite here. He’s speaking to reality. Not in some bubble or vacuum of unreality.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 10:56:59 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Gator113

Cain once endorsed Gingrich. I think the question here is whether there is truly a “realistic” path to Gingrich coming anywhere close to clinching the nomination? Cain was once everyone’s favorite here. He’s speaking to reality. Not in some bubble or vacuum of unreality.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 10:56:59 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Gator113

This has nothing to do with Cain, and everything to do with a guy maintaining a presidential campaign to raise money and boost his own ego.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 10:57:49 PM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; Gator113

Herman Cain just wants to be on the winning side no matter what that candidate stands for. I would not want Cain for a friend because I wouldn’t know if he was one or not. What happened to his convictions? Romney and Newt are so different, I couldn’t switch from Newt to Romney if Romney was elected tomorrow.

Now, today, we find out Romney’s tax plan isn’t much different than Hussein’s. As has been said, not much difference between Romney and Hussein. Etch A Sketch has been shaken up.

Got stored water and food?


13 posted on 04/17/2012 11:07:37 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: rogue yam

I am with Newt all the way to Tampa.

I have never in my life let a guy get into a fight for me and then simply walk away...... that is just not within me.

If God wants to bless this country again, He will give us the right man to help us get out of this mess, that man is Newt Gingrich.

God save the Republic......


14 posted on 04/17/2012 11:07:51 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: Steelfish

Yes, Cain did endorse Newt, and now he’s taking it back. I lost respect for him over this flip-flop. There’s no part of me that thinks Cain’s latest endorsement means anything.


15 posted on 04/17/2012 11:10:15 PM PDT by KJC1 (Go Newt!)
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To: Gator113

You are still up? Check your email. Old people like you should be in bed.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 11:10:24 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: NavVet; Gator113

The current delegate count speaks for itself:
Romney=659; Santorum= 275; Gingrich=140

How Gingrich can get to 1144 is to believe in black magic.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 11:10:24 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: KJC1

Why would you lose “respect” for Cain if all he says is get “real” given the current delegate count?


18 posted on 04/17/2012 11:12:23 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: SatinDoll
The Tea Party is all but dead to me. It did nothing to stop the Romney onslaught. In fact, some of their leaders actively endorsed Romney.

And I've given up on conservatives taking back the party. Thanks to the liberals in the party hierarchy, there is nothing to take back. I for one just sent in an application to change my voter registration. The party has made it clear it doesn't want conservatives. There is no place for conservatives.

Assuming this country survives four or more years of the Obama regime, we conservatives need to break away from the Republican party and form our own. Too bad we didn't do it sooner, or we would have had a shot at putting a conservative in the White House. Instead, Obama will be re-elected and he can then set about making himself president for life and completely destroying this once great nation.

19 posted on 04/17/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NavVet

I have never been surrounded by so many quitters.

Newt is the last conservative standing........ and the support of real conservatives should be behind that man.


20 posted on 04/17/2012 11:19:39 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: Steelfish
Why would you lose “respect” for Cain if all he says is get “real” given the current delegate count?

Romney does not have the nomination, that is reality. And Cain went beyond that statement too the other day. If you'd like to provide the full quote that would be nice, because I don't have it on hand.

Are you denying that Cain retracted his once FULL endorsement of Newt Gingrich?

21 posted on 04/17/2012 11:20:29 PM PDT by KJC1 (Go Newt!)
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To: Steelfish
You can do the POPULAR things or you can do the RIGHT thing.

Newt is doing the RIGHT thing.

I'm with Newt until he tells me otherwise.

22 posted on 04/17/2012 11:21:54 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Marcella

Yes boss lady. ;>)

At the orders of my beautiful and faithful cyber nurse, I will now be off to bed. I’ll have to read the email in the morning because my sleeping pills are kicking my butt. LOL I accidentally took 2, so it’s getting tougher to type and see the screen.

Good night fair lady.... PLease have wonderful dream...


23 posted on 04/17/2012 11:30:36 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: Gator113

Newt Gingrich: “Two of the central themes of my campaign: big solutions and changing Washington. Nobody thought we could create a Republican majority in 1994, but we did. Nobody thought we could balance the budget, but we did for four straight years. And nobody thought we could reform welfare, but we did even after President Clinton vetoed it twice. I know how hard it is to take on the entrenched special interests in Washington, because I’ve done it before. America desperately needs big changes in Washington, and with your help, I know we can do it again.”


24 posted on 04/17/2012 11:45:05 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Steelfish

Baloney.

Romney has only 573 bound delegates. He needs twice as many to clinch the nomination.
So far he got only 41% of the votes in the primaries. Are you telling me that with 4 million votes out of 11.5 million expressed so far, he won the nomination already? BALONEY!


25 posted on 04/17/2012 11:51:39 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: VideoDoctor

“Newt is doing the RIGHT thing.

I’m with Newt until he tells me otherwise.”

There is only one Conservative in this race and his name is Newt Gingrich. No, he is not without his flaws, but he has been a consistent Conservative fighting unlike any other for those principles for over 30 years. Most importantly, Newt Gingrich has an actual record of achievement. Furthermore, Speaker Gingrich has a history with the Contract With America in doing EXACTLY what he campaigned he would do if elected.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 11:55:36 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Steelfish

Hey Herman Cain! It should do you no harm to stick by Newt.

That you are deriding Newt now means your words are empty. In other words, you are a lightweight.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 11:56:46 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

That’s right he is polling below 10% most everywhere there is a primary left.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 12:02:13 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt has yet to win five primaries. Without that the current delegates that he has will never see the light of day.

You are probably not old enough to remember the 1976 GOP primary season. Reagan had waaaay more delegates going to the convention that Newt has now. There was great hope that if we could just get past the first round that people would bolt and vote for Reagan over Ford. It didn’t happen. And Reagan was a TRUE conservative


29 posted on 04/18/2012 12:05:13 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: All

30 posted on 04/18/2012 12:05:49 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Steelfish

If Newt is washed out and over, why would the naysayers care what he does?

If Newt’s suppose to be done, what’s it to anybody?

His delegates have fled and he has.... oh, wait, they haven’t fled.

I am seeing plenty of Newt stickers in Texas and Florida’s count will go Newt’s way on proportion.

There’s a silent deliverance that may surprise a few.


31 posted on 04/18/2012 12:06:32 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: SatinDoll

Hate to tell you this but that’s what we were saying in 1976 and it didn’t happen then with a far better candidate than Newt


32 posted on 04/18/2012 12:06:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Steelfish

Cain is a solid business man who I wished had stayed in. Plenty of folks here liked him until the media slimed him. Then they believed EVERYTHING the media printed. ALways amazing to me how selective the outrage is.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 12:07:52 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: KJC1

What he asked the Speaker to do is be realistic. Newt does not have the delegates. He has run behind Paul in some states and definitely behind Santorum and Romney in all but two. There is no there there.


34 posted on 04/18/2012 12:09:45 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Who are the current contenders?


35 posted on 04/18/2012 12:11:26 AM PDT by KJC1 (Go Newt!)
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To: fatnotlazy

And if you do not help defeat Obama there will be no country to save or try to take back. You can bluster all you want but O is on a mission to destroy the likes of you and me and everyone else at FR.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 12:12:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gator113

And unless you live in a state with a primary what would you suggest? Newt has no organization on the ground anywhere that I can see. It is not as if one can just hop down to Newt HQ and stuff envelopes or make phone calls.

He hauled in the sails a long time ago. He ran an inept campaign from the beginning pretty well guaranteeing this outcome. He quit on us away before anyone else quit on him


37 posted on 04/18/2012 12:14:20 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: VideoDoctor

Even when he tells his supporters to vote for Romney in the general?


38 posted on 04/18/2012 12:15:07 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

I resemble that remark. I think Newt is as fine on policy as Reagan was, just without the grins. That record of Newt’s is stellar.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 12:16:10 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: Marguerite

Name one of those primaries in which Newt has a change of getting more votes than Romney Santorum or even Paul in some cases.


40 posted on 04/18/2012 12:17:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gator113

O man...that is very funny! sort of sad too.


41 posted on 04/18/2012 12:18:55 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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42 posted on 04/18/2012 12:23:31 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Nifster; SatinDoll

Nifster... why are you trying to deny voters the right to choose their candidate by sidelining Newt? What’s in it for you?


43 posted on 04/18/2012 12:26:36 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Nifster; All

Methinks you are a troll.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 12:27:17 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: rogue yam
So if Newt goes 0-5 by wide margins next Tuesday can he still win?

Yes! He'll be nominated for President of Bizarro World.

45 posted on 04/18/2012 12:30:17 AM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: RitaOK

Right those stickers that went on when Newt actually was campaigning.

I don’t care what Newt does. I do care that we defeat O and make sure that conservatives are elected to the HOuse and Senate. Our nation depends upon those two things


46 posted on 04/18/2012 12:31:19 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: RitaOK

And this is more like 1976 than 1980. Newt has run a miserable campaign from the get go


47 posted on 04/18/2012 12:32:39 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: antceecee

Nothing. I am not trying to sideline Newt at all. I have done nothing to sideline him. I have merely asked questions of those here who want me to go work for Newt. Fine how does one do that when there are no offices and no field support. There are no boots on the ground. So where do you want me to sign up?


48 posted on 04/18/2012 12:34:46 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: antceecee

Think all you want. You are incorrect. Interesting how so many are quick to yell troll just because when the politics is all said and done we still have a republic that we must defend.

You can shout and scream and stomp your feet all the way to the convention.

Once the convention is done there are two things that MUST happen:

1) Elect as many conservatives to the House and Senate as possible
2) Make sure Obama does NOT have a second term


49 posted on 04/18/2012 12:37:24 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Marcella

I can’t read the minds nor know the motives of others, but Herman Cain is no longer a big player regardless.

God bless and Keep you.


50 posted on 04/18/2012 12:49:19 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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