Skip to comments.Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'
Posted on 04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT by VinL
Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon.
These reports somehow get exaggerated, Gingrich. We have 23 events this week What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.
Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well.
Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event we outlined this week and our expectation is that well continue to campaign until Romney gets to 1144 delegates.
I think it is very important for the voters to be the people who decide, not the news media or the campaign consultants, Gingrich added.
Click here to listen to the entire interview.
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He can do whatever he wants, I’m in TX and I’m not voting for Romney. I’ll vote for Santorum, since I want to deny Romney some delegates.
“If Romney wins the nomination, I will actively campaign against him.”
The Kenyan thanks you for your support.
I'd have to agree with this thinking. I don't like Paul myself, but he is THE protest candidate at this point. There isn't room for two, and Newt is just making a fool of himself now. Oddly enough, Newt might actually be keeping down Paul's vote totals by acting as a second spoiler protest candidate. In the end, for this election cycle anyway, it won't matter.
Santorum also came very close to beating Newt in Rhode Island as well, and should beat Newt in total votes tonight. Not too shabby for a withdrawn candidate.
Not bad at all actually. But even Santorum knew at the end of the day there was no path to the nomination for him. Newt is just, well as I said before, really embarrassing himself now. I also think he is doing great damage to his brand.
Well now, thanks for the encouragement in the face of dispair here in Pa. You are right...I'm in til Newt's out...and he'll call it.
There was a path, but not while Newt was in the race. Gingrich did the impossible, he was the final piece to the puzzle that ensured a Romney victory in the republican primary.
I'm proud of Newt for being the last Conservative standing...and I was Proud to vote for him today...he hasn't swayed from his intentions and stayed the course with ‘all’ against him....and he's not letting the media nor the other candidates determine if or when he's out...he's going the distance he feels is right for this country and I'm glad that he is.
Amen, I agree.. Go Newt!
If that's the case how is FR different than MoveOn or DU?
The end has passed. It's like when a professional football team is down 48-0 in the 4th quarter with 5 minutes left. You pull your best players and don't risk injury because there is no possible way to win the game. You live to fight another day. There is no math that makes Newt the nominee. There is no serious path to stopping Romney from getting the delegates he needs. Newt is not running a real campaign now and hasn't been for awhile. He is collecting cash from people to help pay down his debt, and running around trying to enjoy the spotlight before it fades away.
George Washington won because he fought in the right places at the right time. Fighting to the bitter end in the wrong places, or fighting in the wrong time and place, can destroy your campaign.
Newt is Braxton Bragg. Taking soldiers, men, manpower and money, holding what wasn’t going to be lost and taking them away from Lee, when he needed every man he could get. Sure, the odds were against Lee, but you need to put the manpower where it can actually defeat the enemy, not waste them elsewhere with Bragg.
Now that Lee was defeated in PA, Bragg holds GA and SC, but he will be utterly crushed. Defeat at this point is inevitable. Thanks Newt.
Milt Romney is Benedict Arnold.
If you want George Washington, Romney is elsewhere.
Well, if you decide you are defeated you are. If everybody thought like that, we might as well give up before we get started, you can always come up with a good reason to quit. How many years have we been shrugging our shoulders and saying “Oh well, we’ll just try again four years from now.” This might be the last ball game for the U.S. I don’t think we can survive with any semblance of freedom if we don’t put an end to Obamacare and socialist policies. There might not be another day to live to fight to. Let’s put some points on the board.
Obama would love to invite this jerk to a BBQ, woof.
Newt also said tonight in his speech Conservatives need to be 100% behind the nominee. And he knows who the nominee will be.
Newt may be Bragg in mental stability. In regards to Lee, his focus on Virginia and the East might have been the strategic blunder that lost the war. The Confederacy was destroyed in the West. Lee’s failure to realize that and his two offensives to the North that wasted valuable resources that the South did not have. Lee was a brilliant tactical commander, but he lacked the strategic picture. Jefferson Davis had a better handle on that in his advocacy of a purely defensive fight, and a Davis had his eye on the West more than Lee did.