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Romney backer balks, backs Gingrich in Delaware
Associated Press via Vail Daily ^ | Friday, April 20, 2012

Posted on 04/22/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

The chairman of Kent County's Republican Party says he's switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich.

Hans Reigle on Friday said he was throwing his support to the former House speaker because he "is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than an hour." The defection comes before Delaware's primary on Tuesday.

Romney is all-but-certain to win the GOP's presidential nomination and the campaign has largely shifted to the head-to-head contest against President Barack Obama. Gingrich has refused to yield and has been campaigning in Delaware despite a seemingly impossible path to the nomination.

Romney leads with 685 delegates to Gingrich's 136. Gingrich notes that Romney has not yet reached the 1,144 delegates to officially win the nomination.

(Excerpt) Read more at vaildaily.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
And the Un-Masking of Mitt Romney, the left-wing, Progressive Liberal, continues . . .
 
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 04/22/2012 3:18:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

May this spread...


2 posted on 04/22/2012 3:20:18 PM PDT by livius
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To: SoConPubbie; exit82; Fishtalk

I pray and hope this is meaningful.

GO NEWT!


3 posted on 04/22/2012 3:28:29 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: All
GO Delaware!
The Place for Conservatives
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Animated-Flag-Delaware.gif
WooHoo!!


4 posted on 04/22/2012 3:30:00 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

AHHH....that’s a Conneticutt flag


5 posted on 04/22/2012 3:34:16 PM PDT by coolbreeze (giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teen-age boys.)
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To: livius

“May this spread...”

From your lips to God’s ears. We DO need a miracle right now.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 3:36:28 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: coolbreeze

OH GOSH. LOL.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 3:37:57 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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8 posted on 04/22/2012 3:39:59 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; Fishtalk; SoConPubbie

It only takes a spark to get a fire going. I am hoping this is meaningful as well, becasue usually pols see which way the parade is heading and then they jump in front of it.

I’m ready to spark on Tuesday for Newt!

Newt was in my hometown of Georgetown, DE yesterday afternoon! He was also in Harrington, DE!

I was not there—was coming home from No. 1 son’s wedding which occurred in NJ on Friday.

Downstate, Newt is very popular and Romney is not. Upstate DE has a bunch of lib Republicans, but they have been kept on a short leash since the O’Donnell campaign.

A very good friend of mine was not interested in seeing Newt—even though we offered to take her to see him with us at two events this month.

So, he shows up in Georgetown yesterday afternoon and walking around he meets and talks with, of all people, our friend!!!!

She thought him very gracious and personable, not at all what she thought he was like.

He gave a short stump I realize Reagan did not get into the race until North Carolina’s primary in 1980. I am hoping that Newt can stay in all the way to Tampa,and this will be a whole new race.

Willard the Dull will be a disaster for us in the fall. He has fooled people long enough. It is time for him to be denied the nomination, and Newt to move forward to take on Obama.

Newt has done us the honor of coming to see Delawareans all over the state. Romney has about ignored us. I hope my fellow First Staters see that as well.

Newt to Tampa!!!


9 posted on 04/22/2012 3:49:46 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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10 posted on 04/22/2012 3:51:40 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: exit82; katiedidit1; true believer forever; Christie at the beach; Marguerite; Cincinatus' Wife; ...

Thank you very much, dearest exit82!!!

Pinging some supporters to your post!


11 posted on 04/22/2012 4:00:19 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

TO ALL: If you normally don’t vote in the primary, call your town or city office and ask for the phone number of whomever chooses the spot to vote on the primary.


12 posted on 04/22/2012 4:01:36 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, ROPE and CHAINS.)
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To: freeangel

I pray Newt turns the establishment on its head and the grassroots propel him to the nomination.

I pray Obama wins his nomination and the next day Sheriff Arpaio’s prosecutors obtain a grand jury indictment of fraud on Obama and all his accomplices.

Then I pray Newt is elected President and once in office sticks to his core conservative principles by holding the GOP Elite accountable for their abandonment of conservatives and gives them a choice to get and stay with the program or get out.

I pray President Gingrich will hold the Obama administration accountable for Fast & Furious and other criminal misdeeds. I pray he will rollback the egregious Executive Orders of Obama, repeal Obamacare and call for Congress to summon federal judges to appear and defend their judicial activism.

And I will pray for the full unvarnished bold bright colored conservative agenda to be displayed by President Gingrich and a GOP Conservative Congress.


13 posted on 04/22/2012 4:15:28 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: exit82

I live out west in Nevada and feel we’re part of another country!! I’m sure Romney figures he has this state sewn up. Being a Christian among many Christian voters, I will tell you, they are ALL Newt people..It’s Newt or NO! The Lord guides us, not the RINO, rich elitists!


14 posted on 04/22/2012 4:24:40 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: exit82

I live out west in Nevada and feel we’re part of another country!! I’m sure Romney figures he has this state sewn up. Being a Christian among many Christian voters, I will tell you, they are ALL Newt people..It’s Newt or NO! The Lord guides us, not the RINO, rich elitists!


15 posted on 04/22/2012 4:24:40 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: exit82

“She thought him very gracious and personable, not at all what she thought he was like.”

This is the result of the power of the media through negative advertising that Romney’s can buy, along with the bribes to key party officials and the complicity of democrat voters crossing over to vote for Romney in the GOP primaries.

If a brokered convention can be achieved by denying Romney the 1144 delegates necessary to cinch the nomination, then all the negative ads, bribe money and democrat interference is out of the way and the delegates are up for grabs in one-on-one floor speeches and Q & A ‘s direct with the candidates. This is where Newt can shine.


16 posted on 04/22/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Newt says a win in DE will change the narrative. It’s possible he could win here & it’s possible it could change the narrative. Let’s vote, hope & pray.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 5:14:58 PM PDT by outofstyle (Down All the Days)
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To: coolbreeze

Then that makes it even better! Go CT!


18 posted on 04/22/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: exit82

Great on-the-ground post!

My state has already voted, but I’m going to call tomorrow and see if I can do some phone work. Phone calls may seem antiquated, but they actually do help a candidate.


19 posted on 04/22/2012 7:00:55 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

The TX primary is scheduled for May 29, but I’m sure that early voting starts any time now. I will proudly vote for Newt- and it’s been a long time since I could say that. (In ‘04 I voted for Palin, held my nose on McCain.)


20 posted on 04/22/2012 7:51:57 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: exit82

Thank you for a very interesting post and congratulations to the new couple.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 2:12:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thank you for the well wishes, CW—it was a lovely ceremony and a wonderful reception.

And thsnk you so much for being such a stalwart supporter of Newt.

The Left loves “Game Change”—well, Game Change can start tomorrow, but in a way they certainly don’t think is possible.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 4:46:42 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: freeangel

We DO need a miracle right now....I believe it is coming. Look at the list of delegates for/against whoever and vote them in WITH Newt.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 4:50:45 AM PDT by Safetgiver (The predator class is upset because they are being shot.)
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To: exit82

Thank you so much for the heads up.
I really hope Delaware to give Newt a win!


24 posted on 04/23/2012 10:23:29 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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