Skip to comments.On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate
Posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing
By NBC's Andrew Rafferty
MOORESVILLE, NC -- Even though his presidential campaign "will go bye-bye," Newt Gingrich on Thursday said he and his wife plan to campaign through the fall to help presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.
"I'm going to look at how I can be helpful, because I suspect people will still show up to hear me," Gingrich told voters at luncheon here. "Callista and I are going to campaign through October."
Though today, just 25 people attended the midday event here, leaving a roomful of empty chairs. Some of those seats were taken by Secret Service, an area the campaign has taken heat for recently because of the thousands of dollars the protection was costing taxpayers, even Gingrich he had become more of a sideshow than serious contender for the GOP nomination.
After losing the Deleware primary on Tuesday, the latest in a long string of electoral defeats, the former Speaker of the House acknowledged he will end his campaign next week. He will continue with his packed schedule through North Carolina, saying he felt an obligation to fulfill previous commitments here.
"The campaign will go bye-bye, but I'll be a citizen," Gingrich told a supporter asking about the candidate's future. "I've been an active citizen since I was 15."....
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Very sad. God bless you, Newt.
I hope he doesn’t go out of his way to campaign for Romney.
I don’t think that’s necessary AT ALL.
That’s it... Newt’s a RINO! Right?
Yes, Newt has jumped the shark. Apparently he would rather see Romney win than Obama. What a traitor he is. /Sarcasm
I am curious who the first persons here are going to be to slam Newt for being a RINO loving backstabber, much like was said of all the other candidates who dropped out and backed Milt. Perry and Cain's recent endorsements and their corresponding threads on FR come to mind.
I agree. I'd like to see Newt put his efforts behind conservative House and Senate candidates, particularly in the South.
Agree. He has to support the nominee, but that only involves doing so much. Personally, I hope he doesn’t forget Romney’s vicious destruction of him.
Yeah, it’s bound to happen. The trashers and bashers just can’t help themselves.
Cain and Perry already have, Newt is in the process, and Santorum and Palin will also all soon endorse and campaign for Romney.
They will do so because they feel, though romney was certainly not their or our 1st, 2nd, or in many cases 3rd or 4th pic, he did win and will go head to head against Obama and that he is far better for the nation than Obama would be in a 2nd, lame-duck term.
My guess is that Romney will cross the actual number threshhold on the night of the Texas Primary, and that by that date all the major GOP players...both the establishment that we do not have much use for...and the conservative people whom we do...will be supporting and campaigning for Romney in the hopes that Obama can be defeated.
I wish we could have had a more conservative candidate...I still wish there could be a brokered convention to help that happen anyway...but short of an unbelievable gaff or real tragedy, it’s not going to happen and we will have to go and defeat Obama with what we have...and we will in any case have to work hard to make sure we have majorities in the House and the Senate to go along with it.
"The campaign will go bye-bye, but I'll be a citizen," Gingrich told a supporter asking about the candidate's future.And a citizen of much higher stature than he was before this campaign started.
Sarah Palin Already did say:
I am convinced that governor Romney, if he is our nominee and if he is elected president, he will know to surround himself with those that will inherently know to go right, to err on the side of smaller, smarter government and that gives me a lot of confidence.
I trust Sarah’s Judgement.
I hadn’t noticed.
Sometimes the moderator will expose the keyword jerk by name.
Slamming and bad mouthing Newt coming from a small minority of Freeper malcontents serves no useful purpose, gain or statement. Gringrich, Santorum, Palin, Perry, Cain, etc. did and will do what loyal Republicans always do. They back the candidate that comes out on top of their primaries. And....I have no doubt that all these good folks will do a terrific job in openly supporting Mitt Romney.
Get real, Freepers, it is what it is!!! And....to boot, this election is not about Mitt Romney. Most folks will be voting against Barack Hussein Obama, period!!! At the end of the day, it is quite simple, if you have any common sense or brains at all....it is.....”ANYBODY BUT OBAMA”. To do anything otherwise is pure insanity, IMHO. In reality, in objective review, Romney trumps Obama by any measurement you use.
But.....it is a free country, at least for today, so each individual should make their own personal choice relative their POTUS selection.
He’s such a class act. Like Churchill, he could still have a final America-saving act in him.
Well, Perry could help him in the South, but I don't see it happening.
I really don't think Perry cares much for Romney, and I can't see Rick playing second fiddle to anyone other than Sarah Palin. He'd do it for her in a heartbeat.
Those two were my original Dream Ticket! :)