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Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]
Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Innovative

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To: samtheman
I hate to say this but it does leave Ron Paul as the only alternative left

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.

51 posted on 04/29/2012 5:11:59 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

You are right, but there is no other way to vote against Romney.


52 posted on 04/29/2012 5:16:40 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Seaplaner
The author of RomneyCare understands economics? Really?

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.

53 posted on 04/29/2012 5:18:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: 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. “

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.


54 posted on 04/29/2012 5:21:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: SunkenCiv

what were they arrested for?


55 posted on 04/29/2012 5:24:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Longbow1969
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

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.

/johnny

56 posted on 04/29/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Longbow1969

“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.


57 posted on 04/29/2012 5:31:09 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Innovative

Just a head feint. Newt’s in it all the way to Tampa,dontcha know?


58 posted on 04/29/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: SunkenCiv
Huh, say it a little louder, I still can't hear it.

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.

59 posted on 04/29/2012 5:40:05 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. II Corinthians 3:17)
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To: Innovative

ABO


60 posted on 04/29/2012 5:40:22 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Longbow1969
Big difference between endorsing a liberal republican candidate and being a leftist politician. We can look at Palin's record in office and look at mitt's. The difference is quite striking. One was a Conservative Governor that took on corruption in both parties and one was a Progressive Governor that was a ted kennedy ally.

Sarah never said, “I was never part of the Reagan Revolution... I never believed in it”. The list is a million miles long. Want to know what mitt will do to America... look at what he has done to FR.

obama and his communist agenda unified Conservatives and Independents and 2010 we were a movement. mitt isn't even the nominee yet and we are a house divided and in some ways the damage may be irreversible.

LLS

61 posted on 04/29/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Pray hard and often!)
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To: Innovative

...You have a great president....

&&
What is the world is he saying there?!


62 posted on 04/29/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: ari-freedom

The arrests were all prior to the 2008 election, and were reportedly mugshots from Chicago — reasons for arrests varied. They’re just some local ne’er-do-wells.


63 posted on 04/29/2012 6:05:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Innovative
You have a great president but if you don’t want this, you better vote for somebody new.”

I'm shocked that Newt would say something like this! "A great president?" I'm disgusted with the comment. No wonder his campaign has gone nowhere.

64 posted on 04/29/2012 6:12:30 PM PDT by nfldgirl
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To: duffee

I would have prefered we all be together enthusiastically supporting a solid conservative candidate, but we couldn’t even agree on which of the other candidates were conservative or not, so we pretty much are screwed now.


65 posted on 04/29/2012 6:16:23 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Me too, and your right.


66 posted on 04/29/2012 6:21:52 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: From The Deer Stand
ABO

ABO/ABR

67 posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:08 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: mikrofon
Cain, Perry, Bachmann didn't announce the same day that they were dropping out. Newt has some commitments to finish in NC and is wrapping things up. It's no big deal.
68 posted on 04/29/2012 6:25:19 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: Longbow1969

There is also Virgil Goode of The Constitution Party.


69 posted on 04/29/2012 6:26:50 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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Click the link. The Republic you save may be your own.

70 posted on 04/29/2012 6:27:01 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: katiedidit1
There is also Virgil Goode of The Constitution Party.

No thanks. I want my general election vote to actually make a difference. Squandering it on uncompetitive 3rd party's, vanity candidates or write-in's is a total waste in my opinion. If the GOP nominated a platypus for President, I would vote for it as the only alternative with any chance of defeating our current dog eater President.

Saying that, I am from Virginia and know of Virgil Goode. I do believe him to be a good man. He is actually the only Democrat vote I ever cast. It was in a Democrat primary in the 90's when he was running for Senate. I am an NRA member and the organization encouraged us to vote for him over the far more liberal incumbent Democrat (Robb I believe it was). It's an open primary here, so even conservatives could vote. Didn't work out, but I don't regret taking the time out to support him. I don't think 3rd party's will ever work in our winner take all, no coalition building system, but if I did I'd certainly consider Goode from what I know of him.

71 posted on 04/29/2012 7:04:55 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Seaplaner

“I’m bravely predicting that the plan is for Biden to fake an illness, and Hillary will “reluctantly” step in as Obama Veep.)”

I tend to agree with you — that explains why Bill Clinton suddenly is so enthusiastically campaigning for Obama.


72 posted on 04/29/2012 7:07:10 PM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

No, it couldn't. Conservatives pull the great middle one way (when we're not busy pulling against each other) and radicals pull it the wrong way. Failure to support McCain in 2008 -- not some nebulous smoke-filled back room conspiracy -- has led to the quite obvious (at the time, check it out, I wasn't the only one saying so on FR, some of the others have since thrown up their hands and left FR for good) outcome that those who bother to run at all are less conservative than the candidates in 2008. Don't vote? You don't count. The apparent steady decline of conservative influence on the Republican field comes directly from that, regardless of the Pontius Pilate style handwashing that goes on around here.
73 posted on 04/29/2012 7:10:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

“But I’ll be hanged if I vote for a man who believes in socalisism, abortion, and gun control.”

If you don’t vote for Romney you will be doing exactly that, effectively voting for Obama — Obama is the one you are describing above.

Elections are about choices.

If your only choice is between eating chicken or rat meat or starve to death, starving to death is not the smartest decision.


74 posted on 04/29/2012 7:14:05 PM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Longbow1969
I want my general election vote to actually make a difference

Hell, some of us want our primary vote to make a difference. You do know that some folks haven't voted in the primary yet, right?

Funny how those rules and court cases and dirty tricks work out.

/johnny

75 posted on 04/29/2012 7:14:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative
If you don’t vote for Romney you will be doing exactly that, effectively voting for Obama

Nope. Some people are math challenged. A vote for ABL Anyone But Liberals won't put a single vote in the Romney or Obama column.

Scaring people isn't going to work this election. Well, maybe just the weak minded pseudo-conservatives.

/johnny

76 posted on 04/29/2012 7:17:47 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative

Is Newt GOPe too?


77 posted on 04/29/2012 7:21:41 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because I trust their judgment.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Seems awfully quiet in here......”

Why do you think that is?


78 posted on 04/29/2012 7:22:36 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because I trust their judgment.)
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To: Innovative

Hitler Finds out Newt Gingrich is Suspending his Campaign

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglxa5ZiZk4


79 posted on 04/29/2012 7:24:12 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: JRandomFreeper

Wedge issues may boost Obama’s prospects

Obama and Democrats appear to be using immigration and contraception to try to pry away voters from the other camp, similar to wedge issues that past Republican presidential candidates have employed.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-campaign-2012-wedge-issues-20120428,0,2706316.story


80 posted on 04/29/2012 7:31:34 PM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Innovative
Wedge issues may boost Obama’s prospects

Romney securing the nomination pretty much is a shoe-in for Obama.

Get used to it.

/johnny

81 posted on 04/29/2012 7:34:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

NO


82 posted on 04/29/2012 7:36:08 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: NoLibZone
Why do you think that is?

You go first ;)

83 posted on 04/29/2012 7:37:15 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: IrishPennant
Romney has less chance than Dole or McCain.

Conservatives are screwed again by the GOP.

/johnny

84 posted on 04/29/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mikrofon

—— Newt Gingrich says he’s dropping out ‘about’ May 2 and endorsing Romney ——

That’s caused by an editing program when using the apostrophe.


85 posted on 04/29/2012 7:38:41 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Its Sunday.

Your turn.


86 posted on 04/29/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because I trust their judgment.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Please tell this “weak minded psuedo conservative” who to vote for...since the only two people in the world with a chance to win the presidency of the United States are Mitt Romney and Barack Hussein Obama.

Why the name calling?


87 posted on 04/29/2012 7:48:44 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: Seaplaner
Now, I'm quite comfortable. Yes, he has some history that makes me cringe, but he also has a good understanding of economics

In what sense? Romney has never found a socialist/welfare program he didn't like or wanted to cut, and he enjoys creating new ones.

88 posted on 04/29/2012 7:50:13 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: NoLibZone

Me no know.

I’m hungry though, time for dinner.

;)


89 posted on 04/29/2012 7:50:13 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Longbow1969

I know. I lived in Goode’s district of Virginia. He is no longer a democrat. He is more conservative than Romney. The ex Chairwoman of the Prince Edward Co. GOP went to work for Goode in the 90’s after Allen won Governor.
I was so thrilled when Virginia finally got rid of Chuckie! remember his mistress at VA Bch? he has sure been silent ..hasn’t he..all but fell off the face of the earth.


90 posted on 04/29/2012 7:59:53 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: BamaBlue
I didn't call anyone a name. I said that the only people that might be scared into voting for Romney might be weak minded pseudo conservatives.

General statement. And that was weak tea.

How about explaining how voting for someone that banned guns, and approved abortion is conservative?

And why do you think I care who wins if it comes down to those two liberals?

/johnny

91 posted on 04/29/2012 8:01:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Pabst vs Blue Ribbon

Gee LVR, back when I was drinking, I could never tell those two apart... ;-)

Sort of like trying to differentiate the policies of the MuslimMarxist and the MassachusettsMoron both of which closely resemble what your dog deposited on the floor..

92 posted on 04/29/2012 8:17:03 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I guess that, theoretically, since I’m not “scared” into voting for Romney, then you didn’t call ME a name. Having said that there are many people who are “scared” of what a second term of BHO will do to this country. I guess you’re not one of them.

“How about explaining how voting for someone that banned guns, and approved abortion is conservative?”

I can’t explain how that is conservative and it is not my belief. However, I can explain not voting for anyone against BHO for a second term will lead to much worse than anything Romney will be able to do. If Romney wins, then more than likely, there will be decent conservative coattails in the House and Senate. If however, BHO wins, this will be diminshed and we have a better than equal chance of the current status quo...which is unacceptable.

“And why do you think I care who wins if it comes down to those two liberals?”

I don’t think you do care...I think you believe you’ll survive just fine...I trust you’re not surprised between the difference of the “two liberals”.


93 posted on 04/29/2012 8:19:33 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: Mean Maryjean; Bigg Red

94 posted on 04/29/2012 8:25:26 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: BamaBlue
If Romney wins, he potentially gets 2016 (The GOP won't primary him out if he is incumbent, or incompetent). And the GOP is emboldened to move further left. Again.

Obama is already a lame duck, with the Supremes smacking him down, loss of support internally...

So I'll vote and campaign for a conservative, and campaign against baby killer supports and those that want to ban guns.

Romney has less chance than Dole and McCain.

And this time, a lot of people are telling the liberal GOP to sod off. That we're not buying into the fear meme.

/johnny

95 posted on 04/29/2012 8:26:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative; SunkenCiv

Voting for gridlock is a valid choice. What if you knew voting for Romney would lead to Democrats taking over Congress in 2014 and winning back the presidency in 2016? Still a good idea to vote for him?


96 posted on 04/29/2012 8:33:59 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: Innovative
Umm, if I do vote for Romney I get exactly that. His actions as Governor have been quite clear. So why should I vote for that? Because Republican tyranny is better than Democrat tyranny? When it comes to socialized medicine and murder, the answer is no. Elections are about choices, I need a man who gives me freedom as a choice. Are we really willing to live under socialism and endorse it because the man pushing it is a Republican?

If we are truly durned if we do and durned if we don't it might be time to change the decision making paradigm. Option three might be getting dangerously close to our only chance(See Declaration of Independence, 2nd Amendment, and Civil Disobedience.)

97 posted on 04/29/2012 8:35:45 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. II Corinthians 3:17)
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To: JRandomFreeper

So you truly believe someone besides Romney or Obama has a realistic chance to be elected president this year?


98 posted on 04/29/2012 8:40:28 PM PDT by BamaBlue
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To: BamaBlue
If Romney wins, then more than likely, there will be decent conservative coattails in the House and Senate. If however, BHO wins, this will be diminshed and we have a better than equal chance of the current status quo...which is unacceptable.

We're just arguing about how we're going to vote. I haven't seen one Freeper say they're not going to check the box for Republican in the House/Senate. So if those coattails happen it won't be because of Freepers. So you're talking to the wrong audience.

99 posted on 04/29/2012 8:41:48 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: BamaBlue
No. We're pretty much screwed with a liberal no matter who wins. It's been that way for a while.

What does that have to do with voting my principles?

/johnny

100 posted on 04/29/2012 8:47:27 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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