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Decision 2012: Gingrich Affirms To NY GOP His Presidential Campaign Is Ongoing
NY-1 ^ | 04/19/2012 | Bobby Cuza

Posted on 04/21/2012 5:29:49 PM PDT by SoConPubbie



With the state's Republican primary looming next week, GOP leaders gathered in Midtown for their annual dinner Thursday night as all thoughts turned to presidential politics. NY1's Bobby Cuza filed the following report.

Newt Gingrich isn’t giving in, at least not until Mitt Romney has the required 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination.



“Mitt’s not yet at 1144 [delegates]. And as you know, this is a big sports town. And you have no obligation to quit until the game’s over," Gingrich said.

Gingrich spoke to NY1 Thursday during a two-day swing through New York ahead of next week’s primary. While he’s promised to pursue his campaign through the August GOP convention, he also says he’ll get behind Romney if he wins the nomination and concedes that could come sooner than later.



“We’ll see," Gingrich said. "I mean, if Romney gets to 1,144 before then, you have to accept mathematical reality. And I’m a party loyalist, and I very much think we have an obligation to beat Obama. So I am going to do everything I can to make sure we win the election."

In remarks at the state Republican party’s annual fundraising dinner Thursday night, Gingrich addressed what he calls a failure to talk honestly about radical Islamists, taking a swipe at Mayor Bloomberg’s response to the failed car bomb in Times Square.



“The mayor promptly goes on TV and says on CBS, ‘We shouldn’t rush to judgment. It could have been somebody who’s opposed to Obamacare,’" Gingrich noted. "Now I want to make two points about this. The first is, statistically, to the best of my knowledge, there have been thousands of bombs in the last decade from radical Islamists. And to the best of my knowledge, there have been no bombs by people opposed to Obamacare."

Still, it’s clear Gingrich’s campaign is at this point, mostly symbolic. Even State Republican Chairman Ed Cox, who introduced Gingrich, is backing his rival.

“In the end, Governor Romney is our nominee going forward at this point," Cox said.

While the results may not ultimately carry much significance, the Republican presidential primary will take place next Tuesday here in New York and four other states.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; romney
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
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1 posted on 04/21/2012 5:29:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Newt and Sisyphus. Birds of a feather.


2 posted on 04/21/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Jeff Gordon

I like Newt, but to equate him with a mythological hero shows more support than I can muster. What a fan you must be!


3 posted on 04/21/2012 5:41:46 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: SoConPubbie

Go Newt.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 5:47:55 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Romney is a Mormon Bishop, as was his father, his uncle was in line to be the Mormon Prophet/Pope)
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To: ansel12

Go Newt!!!!!! Stick with it, Newt — we’ll all be waiting here for you at the other end!!


5 posted on 04/21/2012 5:49:25 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: SoConPubbie

“In the end, Governor Romney is our nominee going forward at this point,” [Ed] Cox said.

The convention in Tampa is 4-months away. NO ONE has been nominated; no one has 1144 delegates. Anything can happen in the meantime, for that is the nature of politics.

Those people who say Romney is inevitable should not be in positions of power within the Republican Party.

Power to the People!


6 posted on 04/21/2012 5:56:36 PM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: SatinDoll
And I’m a party loyalist, and I very much think we have an obligation to beat Obama. So I am going to do everything I can to make sure we win the election."

For those of you who think this way I can understand it, but apparently what you and Newt fail to comprehend is we are living in an irresponsible uncultured era! Romney is not better than Obama because he is an ENEMY inside our camp! He and the rest of the GOPe need to be brought down and then we can get on with winning for the long haul.

We as the republican party and America will never win with Romney, the GOPe has screwed America again!!!

Those people who say Romney is inevitable should not be in positions of power within the Republican Party.

Try telling that to the "Lessor Of Two Evil" voters, so painfully duped out there.

7 posted on 04/21/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Stay with us Newt, we are here for you.

GO NEWT GO......


8 posted on 04/21/2012 6:11:38 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: SoConPubbie
MAKE IT HAPPEN! VOTE NEWT!
The numbers are not in for Romney! vote Newt!

9 posted on 04/21/2012 6:14:20 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: SoConPubbie

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. Redstate

10 posted on 04/21/2012 6:23:57 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: SoConPubbie
The primary here in Kentucky is still a month and a day off. I hope and pray that Newt's campaign is still alive and well when I head to the polls May 22.

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain." - John Adams

It looks like far too many Americans are studying the third group instead of the first or second.

11 posted on 04/21/2012 6:24:22 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: SatinDoll; Gator113; LibsRJerks; ansel12; SoConPubbie
If you really want to support Newt, go to Newt's Phone Bank, register, and make some calls to NY or Delaware tomorrow.
12 posted on 04/21/2012 6:25:23 PM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: LibsRJerks

I think we all need to be sending a contribution. He’s hurting for money.


13 posted on 04/21/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: SatinDoll

Mr. Cox I live in the West and YOU and your ILK on the East Coast are not going to FORCE me to vote for YOUR choice!! You might be in for a big surprise!! 2016 looks like third party time.


14 posted on 04/21/2012 6:40:18 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: lu shissler

I sent one earlier today. Working the phone banks is a good thing, too. His campaign is being supported virtually entirely by small donors.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 6:43:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: Jeff Gordon

So; ‘what’ is Ron Paul up to? Seems no cares; nor are they counting his hours. . .Newt; otoh . . .


16 posted on 04/21/2012 7:53:45 PM PDT by cricket
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes, Newt is talking about finally winning a third state — Santorum’s little neighbor of DE, a liberal stronghold.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: SoConPubbie

BEtter be in it to win it.

I just ante’d up again but, am still left with an uneasy feeling regarding their little “miscommunication” mishap from yesterday.


18 posted on 04/21/2012 10:40:15 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jeff Gordon

Is Newt buying TV or radio ads? Or is he just raising funds to pay down campaign debts? If he’s no longer buying ads, his campaign is over and this is just about the money.


19 posted on 04/21/2012 10:59:10 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (If I had a failed one-term President, he'd look like Obama.)
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To: Dagnabitt; VinL

Mrs. Adelson just gave his SuperPac another $5 Million or maybe it was $7.5 Million. Of course the media are not reporting that information but the news article is posted here.

I think by VinL. I know I read about it earlier today (meaning Saturday).


20 posted on 04/21/2012 11:27:58 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: SoConPubbie; caww; Windflier; everyone
Graphic by Lady Jag!

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21 posted on 04/21/2012 11:29:11 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: Stonewall Jackson
The primary here in Kentucky is still a month and a day off. I hope and pray that Newt's campaign is still alive and well when I head to the polls May 22.

Me too, and I'm praying.

Dro's family are counting on voting for Newt, regardless.

22 posted on 04/21/2012 11:31:13 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: SoConPubbie

23 posted on 04/21/2012 11:38:57 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: onyx

I thought I read that they calculated Newt’s SuperPAC might have $5 million on hand from previous donations. I don’t think there was a new one this month.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 11:41:34 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: Dagnabitt

He probably needs the money to handle travel and his staff expenses without going further into debt.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 11:42:38 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: katiedidit1

Running the Redstate Numbers one more time for the uniformed:

* Romney must win over 60% of all remaining hard delegates to secure the GOP nomination. Surprised?

*Romney still needs 663 delegates

*869 hard delegates are available at the state and district level... (discounting the 37 total delegates available between Indiana and Arkansas

This Primary Race Is Not Over For Newt or For US.....there is still time for God to act!


26 posted on 04/21/2012 11:44:50 PM PDT by caww
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To: JediJones

Oh, perhaps not from this month, then.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 11:46:02 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: onyx

I’m voting Newt in PA. just ahead now and can hardly wait!!!!! I’m putting my name For Newt!!!!!..and that’s an honor!


28 posted on 04/21/2012 11:47:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I’m faling sleep, so I will have to read your reply tomorrow, but is Newt running ads on TV and radio?

If PA is the same as Mississippi, when I voted all the names of all the previous candidates were on my ballot, including Bachamnn, Governorn Perry and maybe Herman Cain, but not sure about him.

My point, is that your ballot will likely include more names than Gingrich and Romney, so Romney will likely win, dammit it all.

However, tell everyone you know to vote Newt and let’s see what happpens!

Good night and God bless and Keep you


29 posted on 04/21/2012 11:57:18 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: onyx

I’m up very early this morning....listening to the Battle of Tours, Charles Martel....but no I haven’t seen any adverizing for Newt but I’m not one you should ask..Pa.Engineer might know better. I don’t watch TV. I select news and movies etc what I want to watch on line only.

Yes I realize all candidates will be on the ballot. I will vote Newt as you know. Likely Phila. and Pittsburgh will go strong for Romney, maybe Erie.... so he may just take it....but the rural areas are more conservative...and there’s lots of them. PA. went red with the Tea Party push before, so I’m hoping that will also make a difference.

I hate this election..and the general we haven’t even had yet. It all just plain sucks as there’s no longer any concern about voters vote....it’s all about states and delegates, and who is for sale.

I sometimes wonder just exactly what it will take for people to wake up! They aren’t hurting enough in mass to take any stand against this yet....but I think the politicians know it’s coming and trying to cut Newt and the people off at the knees...and get Romney in fast before there’s any stand to take! So far they are winning Onyx...they are....only God can move this primary now and I’m just afraid he may have left man to his own vices now.

Newt is the answer I believe fully.....and if the trajectory is going to change then God has to open the way in a remarkable way now....He still has time to act.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 1:45:08 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Thanks very much for your gracious reply. I was afraid he wasn’t running ads. The media are shutting him out, but that’s been going on for months.


31 posted on 04/22/2012 1:12:27 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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32 posted on 04/22/2012 1:48:13 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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