Skip to comments.Gingrich on Plan B: 'I'm Quite Happy With Plan A, Frankly' [Herman Cain: "He Doesn't Have A Shot."]
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 states primary, Newt Gingrich acknowledged he has no Plan B and downplayed one of his top surrogates 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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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?
Newt is doing the RIGHT thing.
I'm with Newt until he tells me otherwise.
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...
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 Ive done it before. America desperately needs big changes in Washington, and with your help, I know we can do it again.”
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!
“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.
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.
That’s right he is polling below 10% most everywhere there is a primary left.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Who are the current contenders?
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.
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
Even when he tells his supporters to vote for Romney in the general?
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.
Name one of those primaries in which Newt has a change of getting more votes than Romney Santorum or even Paul in some cases.