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Gingrich's future hinges on Delaware
MSNBC ^ | 4-20-12 | Moe

Posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:31 PM PDT by VinL

The future of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign seems to hinge on the Delaware primary early next week.

"Tuesday is a big day," a source close to the Gingrich campaign told NBC News. "Newt is just waiting to see what happens on Tuesday."

Up until now, Gingrich has promised to take his campaign all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa at the end of the summer, although the odds are not in his favor.

The former House speaker has been spending the majority of his time the past three weeks in the First State. Gingrich has made at least 12 campaign stops in Delaware thus far while the presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, has held just one event there.

Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond said they are "optimistic" about the results in the state.

"Because Delaware is a small state it has allowed us to campaign effectively," Hammond said.

“We are looking for a bounce from Delaware and, with a good showing in the state, we will spend a lot of time on the phone with donors."

The campaign originally said late Friday night that the speaker would spend Monday campaigning in Delaware and then would head to Virginia (where Gingrich lives) for Tuesday. Just 30 minutes later, the campaign said Gingrich would be in North Carolina next week instead.

"Newt's North Carolina trip next week is back on - there was a communications glitch," Hammond told NBC News about the error.

The primaries on April 24 will be the first time voters take to the polls...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: de2012; gingrich; msdnc4romney; newt; newt2012; newtgingrich; romneydirtytricks; romneyganda; romneyprop
Gingrich's future hinges on Delaware?

Mayhap it will, or mayhap it won't.

I'm in, til Newt's out.

1 posted on 04/20/2012 6:51:32 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL
More Romney dirty tricks? What else.

MYTH ROMNEY SHOULD WITHDRAW AND SAVE AMERICA.

Romney CANNOT win.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 6:54:18 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: VinL

There are a few states with primaries on Tuesday.


3 posted on 04/20/2012 6:55:54 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: VinL
Gingrich will campaign in Delaware Saturday and will also campaign there Monday in a final push to pick up delegates. Hammond said Gingrich will not be dropping out any time soon, and certainly not before Tuesday.
4 posted on 04/20/2012 7:09:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: VinL

Gingrich is done.

To think otherwise is denial, bordering on delusion.


5 posted on 04/20/2012 7:14:21 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: VinL

Delaware? Yeah, seems ridiculous at first, but when you really think about this may be a reasonably smart hailmary strategy. Small state, easy for Newt to get around from event to even on the cheap, and Delaware conservatives proved in 2010 that they would vote against the establishment Republican Senate candidate (Castle) even though it means nominating the “I am not a witch” woman who was doomed to lose the general election the minute she got the nomination.

All that aside, I still think Romney will win overwhelmingly in Delaware, but it seems like a decent underdog strategy at least. Newt needs to have at least one decent showing next week and Delaware seems to make the most sense since he is going to get trounced in the rest of the states.


6 posted on 04/20/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: VinL

SEND THE NRC A MESSAGE..VOTE CONSERVATIVE! VOTE NEWT!

7 posted on 04/20/2012 7:15:35 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: KoRn

On what day will Romney finally get the 1,144 delegates he needs to get the nomination?


8 posted on 04/20/2012 7:16:20 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: KoRn

Gingrich is done. To think otherwise is denial, bordering on delusion.

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My friend, denial and delusion are voting for the GOP-e and Romney thinking he’s less a socialist then what we now have.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 7:17:15 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Diogenesis

Romney = Eight more years of Øbamanomics.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: katiedidit1; VinL
The following is an excerpt from Vince Haley (Newt's campaign manager) fundraising email sent out today. Sure doesn't sound like Newt's getting ready to cancel NC.

"Moreover, here is something not widely known -- the polls for the last two weeks have been showing that Newt, even as the media was coronating Romney, has been holding a remarkable residual strength in North Carolina. What does that mean?

It means Republican voters in North Carolina are in the mood to cause an upheaval -- to tell the national news media that primary voters and not a lot of elitist liberals will pick our party's nominee."

I think it also could mean the Romney campaign is up to their usual dirty tricks in NC. They keep thinking they've killed Newt, but Newt just doesn't agree. I'll stand with Newt until Newt stands down.

11 posted on 04/20/2012 7:21:40 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: KoRn

Gingrich can still stop Romney from getting the nomination, he just can’t get the nomination himself.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 7:23:44 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: lonevoice

Amen Lonevoice! Newt will be in the Tar Hell state and prayers UP he wins it! media lies like a persian rug made in China.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: JediJones

I think June 5th. But I keep being told Newts going to win by taking it to the convention. He’s already said he’ll support Romney. Not campaigning but just reporting the facts I keep getting attacked on.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 7:31:34 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: TexasFreeper2009

It would sure send the damn NRC one hell of a message:)


15 posted on 04/20/2012 7:32:32 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: MacMattico
He’s already said he’ll support Romney.

Newt, like Santorum, has said he will support Romney IF he is the nominee. He is not the nominee yet, he has about half of the delegates needed. And Newt has said repeatedly Romney has to earn the nomination, and when he does, he will support him.

You need to be campaigning if you aren't... FOR NEWT!!

16 posted on 04/20/2012 7:49:25 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: VinL

I thought tuesday was the Pennsylvania primary. How will it help GIngrich if he does respectably in Delaware, but Romney ends up with Pa?

I thought that when Santorum dropped out, Gingrich would make a big push to take Pennsylvania.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 7:50:09 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: katiedidit1
It would sure send the damn NRC one hell of a message:)

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission?

18 posted on 04/20/2012 7:53:08 PM PDT by GnL
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To: GnL

LOL..RNC but hmmmmm nuke em?


19 posted on 04/20/2012 8:02:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: GnL

LOL..RNC but hmmmmm nuke em?


20 posted on 04/20/2012 8:03:04 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: VinL
"Newt's North Carolina trip next week is back on - there was a communications glitch," Hammond told NBC News about the error.

Owned. Nothing is over. Nothing. The lamestream media has been told this enought that they should know Newt is in it all the way to Tampa!


21 posted on 04/20/2012 8:31:57 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: lonevoice

“Moreover, here is something not widely known — the polls for the last two weeks have been showing that Newt, even as the media was coronating Romney, has been holding a remarkable residual strength in North Carolina. What does that mean?

It means Republican voters in North Carolina are in the mood to cause an upheaval — to tell the national news media that primary voters and not a lot of elitist liberals will pick our party’s nominee.”

Go Newt! Go North Carolina!


22 posted on 04/20/2012 8:35:34 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: VinL

23 posted on 04/20/2012 8:51:06 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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To: conservative98
“Moreover, here is something not widely known — the polls for the last two weeks have been showing that Newt, even as the media was coronating Romney, has been holding a remarkable residual strength in North Carolina. What does that mean?

It means Republican voters in North Carolina are in the mood to cause an upheaval — to tell the national news media that primary voters and not a lot of elitist liberals will pick our party’s nominee.”

This is getting scary! RNC establishment strategy: Publish no poll numbers; spread the word that Romney is the nominee; have people vote based on blackout and misinformation expecting Romney to win big; then hit hard with Romney’s wins and Newt’s losses to bully Newt into dropping. (The news media are complying, including Fox News who are even slamming Newt for his rightful Secret Service protection expense while not mentioning that Paul is getting the same cover)

Please do yourself the honor of reviewing actual polls by doing a Google search for “2012 Republican presidential polls (name state)” and you will see why the RNC is using this tactic. Then spread the word!

Obama with dem-media complex, millions of dollars, sycophants everywhere in the media, versus Mitt Romney with the entire conservative media capitulated behind him, his millions, and NEWTON LEROY GINGRICH is only 7 points behind Obama in the lastest Rasmussen tracking?

General Election: Gingrich vs. Obama

Romney vs. Obama | Santorum vs. Obama | Paul vs. Obama

Polling Data

Poll

Date

Sample

Obama (D)

Gingrich (R)

Spread

RCP Average

3/8 - 4/17

--

51.7

38.8

Obama +12.9

Rasmussen Reports

4/16 - 4/17

1000 LV

47

40

Obama +7

PPP (D)

4/12 - 4/15

900 RV

51

42

Obama +9

McClatchy/Marist

3/20 - 3/22

846 RV

53

38

Obama +15

FOX News

3/10 - 3/12

912 RV

53

35

Obama +18

Bloomberg

3/8 - 3/11

746 LV

52

41

Obama +11

Reuters/Ipsos

3/8 - 3/11

937 RV

54

37

Obama +17

See All General Election: Gingrich vs. Obama Polling Data

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_gingrich_vs_obama-1453.html#polls

 

 

24 posted on 04/20/2012 8:56:18 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
I thought tuesday was the Pennsylvania primary. How will it help GIngrich if he does respectably in Delaware, but Romney ends up with Pa? I thought that when Santorum dropped out, Gingrich would make a big push to take Pennsylvania.

PA is one of the most expensive media markets in the country... one of the reasons Santorum knew he couldn't compete against Romney's ads. DE is a very small state and much more easy to blanket media and grassroots wise..

GOT PHONE?

Please makes calls for Newt into DE this weekend:

www.phone.newt.org

25 posted on 04/20/2012 8:59:14 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
"Gingrich can still stop Romney from getting the nomination, he just can’t get the nomination himself."

Now that is not true.

Watch what happens when Mitt's other wifes are exposed. My point, until its over, its not over.

26 posted on 04/20/2012 9:01:26 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: lightman

Romney = Eight more years of Øbamanomics.
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A great GOP majority in the House and Senate will prevent any such thing.

Conservatives need to focus on the downstream GOP candidates because that’s where the power is located.

Just look at how the Dem House and Senate totally wrecked the last two years of Bush 43s term and continued to wreck the US during the first two years of the Obama term.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 4:10:55 AM PDT by octex
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