Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]
Posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Innovative
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
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Where is the game still on? I wanna come.
It better be a new face rising because it’s clear to me all the others have ducked and run. Fool me once.....
I look at Trey Gowdy and see him take Sebelious apart, hand her own head, and I wonder....could he go all the way, and maybe not duck and run????
My generation has sure chucked the wagon that’s for sure, and I am sorry but that includes SP.
They have ALL penned hours of snark on why they were in it, but not to win it, why they exited, or why they didn’t run at all.
I mean we just watched a political genius with an unmatched record of accomplishment and in-your-face-take down artist and intellect, LOSE.
We saw an eager beaver stellar record on family values, LOSE.
We saw a black eager beaver economic conservative, LOSE.
We saw a TEA PARTY power with all the right credentials and a legislative record as long as my arm, LOSE.
What we need is a MOVEMENT—SOMEONE WHO STAYS AFTER THEY LOSE!
It’s a like a travesty of justice to have to say that the ONLY one who is still breathing in and out AFTER HE HAS LOST is the likes of RON PAUL, for crying out loud!
You gotta hand it to the man, he’s turned out to be the true turtle in the race against the hare still trying to amass delegates.
That’s the kind of TRY one hopes for, but in the right man.
Is that anything like Pabst vs Blue Ribbon?? LOL, I gotta run, the dog just puked on the kitchen floor....no kidding!
Lets go back to the smoke filled rooms .. we got better candidates from them.Better than "Republican primaries" where dems have the right to vote, I suppose. But remember who's going to be blowing a lot of the smoke... Karl Rove types.
LOL! THAT is FUNEEEY!
Dog didn’t like the way this conversation is going either, huh? :)
Now, it just appears Newt is giving in to the RINOSTIC Romney and the GOPe. I am very disappointed, but these events cause me to want to press on that much more and become a complete obstinate agitator to wrest control and power from this class of wanker GOPe PRIX!
Until all conservatives realize the GOPe is the enemy within, we are screwed as far as gaining any control to effect the direction of the country!
I see your points.
By saying the game is still on, I’m saying that events not expected can still occur. Some of the events may be planned by politicians; others may surprise everyone. That’s how I think.
I hate to say this but it does leave Ron Paul as the only alternative left. I don’t even know if he’s on the ballot in NJ. If he is, I’m voting for him.
That may make you feel good, but it won't accomplish a thing. People are not going to follow "complete obstinate agitator" behavior.
You want change, you put your happy warrior game face on and haul yourself down to the local Republican party office (start at the precinct level if you haven't done it before), sign up, attend meetings, go to events, bring family and friends, and push that little piece of the political landscape to the right. Move on from there. Sorry, but this is a ground up process. Screaming, yelling, threatening to be disagreeable at the convention, etc, won't do a thing.
If you already are an active party member and have done this stuff, all I can say is encourage others, use social networks to get more people active (that means out from behind the keyboard), etc. The more actual conservatives take part in the process, the less the hug-the-center establishment gets its way. I know people don't like hearing this, but that is how it really works. The rest of this talk about starting new party's, voting 3rd party's, writing in candidates, waiting for the White Knight to swoop in and save us at the convention, etc, is just the same silly bluster and fantasy we hear every 4 years.
The FIX is in by the GOP-E, on these “open primaries”.
That has to stop.
Precinct meetings and platform proposals are where this crap changes.
It is the last bastion of grassroots democracy—precinct meetings. How hard is that for our, “ain’t it awful” crowd?
When is Trey’s primary, November, I presume? He is cool as ice and deadly serious when faced off against these thugs who presently have the run of the field. Sebelius had to be sweating bullets in that video. I mean BULLETS!
He can't get traction because his social and foreign/defense policies are diametrically opposed to those of most in the conservative movement. No one who thinks the traitor Bradley Manning is a hero and patriot is going to be a serious force in the Republican party. No one who thinks it is okay if Iran gets nukes is going to get anywhere in the Republican party. Ron Paul isn't a conservative, he is a Libertarian. He's only using the GOP label because he realizes now that 3rd party's wont work and no one would pay attention to him with an (L) after his name. Thankfully after this cycle the charade will be over since Paul is not running again for his House seat. His son, on the other hand, seems much better and I hope Rand can turn out to be the kind of real conservative with some libertarian leanings that might make for exciting future leadership. The real question is whether Rand is actually like his father and hiding it, or if he really does believe in sane social and foreign/defense policies.
You are right, but there is no other way to vote against Romney.
The guy who he said he supports the gun ban he signed in Mass, the ban Clinton signed, and future bans. But when he began his run for the 2008 nomination, he joined the NRA and became a born again gun rights supporter... Riight.
He may be better than Obama, but he's far from Good Enough.
So, here we are, and the country will continue on the road to socialist tyranny, and an economy that's spiraling ever downward, the only question being how fast we're going.
And that is A Very Bad Thing.
“Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race ‘probably about Wednesday’ May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “
figures. It was great that he lasted as long as he did but the fix was in a long time ago. I understand that Romney knew what he was doing since even before day 1 but what I don’t understand is how Republicans allowed this to happen.
what were they arrested for?
Great thought. Doesn't work in the real world. The GOP-E owns the rule book. And if they detect a real conservative that won't play their game, they sideline him with existing rules, or change the rules mid-stream (See Florida).
Nope. Only hope is that the GOP-E dies on the vine after being starved out.
“Ron Paul isn’t a conservative, he is a Libertarian. “
Ron Paul is not a libertarian. He’s a kook. You can be anti-war without having to defend Iran or ‘rationalize’ 9/11.
Just a head feint. Newt’s in it all the way to Tampa,dontcha know?
No we can't. But I'll be hanged if I vote for a man who believes in socalisism, abortion, and gun control. My conscience simply won't let me. I fear God more than Obama.
My sincere concern is that we may not be able to survive four years of either man and remain free Americans. The worst thing I can forsee is Romney and the Republicans “reform” Obama care and have a major triumph and leave us stuck with the same tyranny.
I have said it before, but I think the analogy bears repeating (Lord knows the pro-Romney arguments are getting threadbare.)If I hand you two glasses of water. I tell you in the glass on the left is a 50% solution of roundup, I then tell you the one on the right has a 40% solution of roundup. Are you going to drink from either glass simply because they are the two I handed you.
Never before could a third party show as great a contrast on as many issues as now. If all the conservatives would stand behind things could change. I think there ought to be discussion on it.