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Posted on 05/01/2012 7:48:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
Newt Gingrich Says Farewell In Web Video And Vows To Help Defeat Obama
Without actually mentioning Mitt Romney, former Republican presidential candidate thanks supporters for a 'terriffic campaign' 1 May 2012
Newt Gingrich has said he will quit the race for the Republican presidential nomination and will throw his political weight behind Mitt Romney for the presidency in what he called the "most important election in our lifetime".
Speaking in a web video to thank supporters, the former speaker of the House of Representatives did not endorse any other candidate, and made no mention of Romney by name. But he did say he will be campaigning to prevent Barack Obama's re-election in November, the prospect of which he called a "genuine disaster". He said he would officially suspend his campaign on Wednesday.
"The issues are the same," he said. "We're still faced with a tremendous crisis of our country's future. A re-election of Barack Obama will be a genuine disaster. And all of us have an obligation, I think, to do all we can to defeat Barack Obama."
Gingrich's withdrawal from the race leaves only Ron Paul as a distant challenger to Romney for the Republican nomination.
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Looks like the MSM picked our candidate again
BEEBER SET TO STUNE
Farewell Newt. Disappointed but not discouraged.
We must defeat Obama at all costs.
The MSM didn’t pick my candidate. And they continue to support who they picked, it has no relevance to me.
He’d’ve made a great president. Do what you have to, Newt.
Looks like a primary vote for Rabid Ron.
Weakest crop of candidates in either party since the 1972 Democrats. Absolutely pathetic and painful to behold. Only thanks to Citizens United do we even have a prayer of defeating the Usurper in November.
To All You Newt Supporters.
Newt needs your hard earned money to pay off his huge campaign debts. He needs your money more than ever.
Give till it hurts!
A man of courage, vision and bold ideas (some good, some not so good). I would like to see him in some advisory capacity to either the Executive or Legislative branches.
Tell preacher boy, thanks for giving the nod to Romney.
Now, tell us to go vote for Romney (what a joke)
Newt’s ideas should remain upfront in the republican platform. Personally, I am grateful for the accomplishments by the former Speaker..he started a revolution for the conservative cause.
I feel as if we are left with Karl Rove, Coulter via Romney. Fox News must be overjoyed.
Never at all costs - I don't vote for lying scum for America but don't let me stop you - I didn't stop you from voting for NEWT the ONLY one who could beat obama and more than willing and capable of undoing the damage and turn our country around towards the right path.
The first Tea Party member before there was one!
Be on the look out for the video posted from Newt’s website.
VinL or someone will likely post a thread of its own, and we can ping his list.
Amen! he was a mover and a shaker. Blocked and fought a liberal president and started a revolution. Goes to show you what can be accomplished by true conservatives in congress against any leftwing agenda. Keyword is the guts and determination to do it. Let the govt shut down..fight the sobs.
This was a sinking candidacy from the very beginning. Newt should have known that his personal baggage aside, his luggage would have sunk a fleet of cruise liners. He nicely played the role as spoiler-in-chief for Santorum by siphoning off enough votes to allow Romney squeaker wins in MI (3%) and in OH (under 1%) over Santorum. At the end of the day this was Hindenberg waiting to explode. Quixotic and erratic, the campaign lost its way when it was dealt a broad-based clobbering in FL where Newt lost every major demographic, and then continued to have his negatives climb sky-high and his gender gap with women expanding to becomes oceans apart. The consummate Washington insider photographed on a park bench with Nancy Pelosi for his support of cap and trade, with a $1.6m Fannie Mae albatross around his neck was consigned to making off-the-wall promises of permanent moon-based colonies within eight years and $2.50 pie-in-the-sky gas/gallon within two years. With his “southern strategy” reduced to ashes, the continuing campaign punctuated by penguin bites and bounced checks in Utah descended into parody.
Exactly, he’s a fighter for the RIGHT thing and the non fighters get out of the way, there is one coming through.
And there were the enemies of America, aiming their dart$ against him with their lies and lack of support for a fighter for the good of America.
This entire situation with the GOP candidates/Romney/”Conservatives” on Free Republic has marked a milestone in my life. I now consider myself an elitist.
Why? Because when so many self proclaimed ‘conservatives’ will put everything they claim to believe in on the back burner and abandon the concept of right and wrong entirely in the name of ousting Obama (like voting for/supporting a man who is by cash, word and deed pro-abortion), there is no longer a point in trying.
America cannot be saved because the majority of Americans, and most tellingly, self proclaimed ‘conservatives right here on Free Republic, no longer believe in the principles and values the country once represented. Support for Romney shows that. If you vote for a person, you are voting to give him the power to act on his beliefs, whatever they are. Period. People can make all the excuses they want. That’s all they are. And people who deny reality are fools.
I, and others here are not. We retain both the ability to tell right from wrong and the desire to uphold the principles and values that being a Conservative American once stood for. That makes me better than a person who will throw it to the wind for a fantasy.
I stated on prior threads that any of these so called conservatives, including the ‘powers’ of the Republican party, who support mitt are demonstrably going against the very political platform they claim to believe in. So be it. Let them excuse and self congratulate. Let them chant slogans and look down their noses at those of us not choosing to follow their lead into the septic tank. I’ll sleep well knowing my vote will be a vote for what America once was. Theirs will be a vote in support of a liberal, no matter how they spin it. Because they either lack the intelligence or the personal integrity to do otherwise.
The facts of Mitt Romney are out there for all to see. We here on FR know more than most what he is. That any of us would vote for that, well... that’s why I/we are better.
Newt stayed in to long. Had he got out Rick Santorum might have been able to beat Mitt.
But this is the establishment we are dealing with. They can and will destroy anyone just like the left does.
with Newt gone it’s Mitt by default. The media can now unload on Mitt and take it from a 50/50 race to a 40/60 race in Obama’s favor.
Newt and his ego gave us Romney. Thanks a bunch there buddy.
Santorum isn’t perfect but compared to Romney....
It is IMPERATIVE that conservatives work tirelessly to elect the maximum number of conservatives to the House and the Senate....otherwise your words are meaningless
You will NEVER see me post anything like hold your nose and vote for Romney on this site. However, there will be many other posters here that will do that. I won’t be one of them.
It was a unbelievable weak crop of candidates!
You are right in that we must do what we can to elect those who believe as we do. That must never change.
But whether or not most do, I stand by my statement. A country that would willingly vote for the things MR has a record of doing is done as anything resembling America. We are merely at this point trying to minimize the damage on the outside chance a miracle will happen.
Until the majority of the ‘right wing’ population changes what they believe and are no longer willing to allow their votes to contribute to the dead baby count (because dent it all they like, they are empowering a man who will escalate that count), among other things, then they will continue to be shocked and their beibers stuned when they get exactly the things they cast their vote in support of.
Wow! Vote for a lib and get lib policy/laws! What a surprise! Never saw that coming! /s
If course they could grow a pair, stand on their hind legs (for a change) and vote for what they really believe in.
Then again, perhaps with the Mitt vote, they are.
As an interesting thought experiment consider this....IF you were able to vote when Hitler was running for Chancellor and IF you understood exactly what Mein Kampf meant....would you have said voting for the other guy wasn’t acceptable because he was only slightly less evil?
Exactly. And so well stated - right to the point! These 'so called' conservatives here, and including those *powers* that were elected on their rhetoric are not serious voters, only loud and I doubt they are even capable of thinking that far, the *powers* too politically hungry that they became sellouts who don't take their own beliefs seriously or don't have beliefs that represent this country. And I don't care what they say or how many times they say *GOD* their actions tell the real story what's really WITHIN them - evil - to sellout out our 'one nation under God'.
I now consider myself an elitist
Well I haven't changed but I consider them haters of God, Family, Country. And they picked their candidate accordingly. There is no God/Family/Country in a bishop of a cult, same sex marriage, pro baby killer, socialistic style healthcare candidate.
Well why don’t you work for it, otherwise YOUR words are meaningless.
I could not agree more.
We don't need a 'crop' - just need one good candidates who actually has the credentials to be president, has a proven record as a fighter/defender FOR America/Our Constitution and not just with rhetoric but with the ability/know how and willingness to return our country to the right track.
And that is NEWT. And the ONLY one who could defeat obama - with his knock out style and knowledge. No OTHER candidate existed like that - he actually stood out from the crowd. How come you didn't notice?
His enemies did with their attacks and lies.
I understand what Romney’s record is and what it represents.
It’s a lot like Obama’s.
The people of Germany allowed a Hitler to come to power bu turning their backs on right and wrong before him. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Voting for someone/something who/that is wrong does not make things right. Just no way around that. Magical thinking results in people believing that there can be a ‘lesser evil’. Especially when the ‘lesser evil’ has the record it does.
So in sum...Right is right, wrong is wrong and evil is evil. Vote knowing those simple facts of life.
This evening at a Tea Party meeting someone said, the GOP in D.C. will never allow a conservative to win the primary.” I believe it. I still thing we should join the Constitution Party and build it large enough to take our country back. I will still vote for Newt in the primary on May 8. I will vote Tea Party candidates for delegates (we have 4 committed delegates for Newt already). I will vote for Tea Party candidates in every position on the ballot. Our Tea Party is concentrating on taking down the democrat network in WV. It may take a few years, but we are determined to start at the bottom and work our way up for a conservative legislature. Then we can elect patriots to send to Wash.
The first thing people have to do is come to the acceptance that the GOP no longer believes their own platform. That is a demonstratable fact. I was a Repub from my 18th birthday until last year. I argued endlessly with people who told me that the party was worth saving. I no longer do that. They were right.
Like an alcoholic/drug addict, the person or entity cannot be saved until it WANTS to be saved. It will not help itself and you or I cannot help it. So we have a choice. We can band together and get behind a party who shares our values, with the knowledge that it too can be corrupted every bit as bad as the Dem/GOP, or just let it all crash and burn, then if enough of us are left, start over.
Either way, the Dem/GOP will rule for the foreseeable future and it’s gonna suck. It’s gonna hurt everyone whether they will swallow their pride and admit it, or not. Personally I’m of the mind to stand aside and let Utopia burn because I do not see any other realistic way to save, like the alcoholic/druggies mentioned above, something that does not want to be saved.
Periodically throughout history, empires self implode. Those that think America is immune are wrong. Well, “America” may have been, but we aren’t in that country anymore IMO. And I am not proud of thinking that way, but I truly believe the facts on the ground back that up.
I was a Repub from my 18th birthday until last year. I argued endlessly with people who told me that the party was NOT worth saving. I no longer do that. “They were right”.
Newt had his chance.
His “Knock-Out” style in the Fla debates failed him.
I did notice that.
You can still support Newt by donating your hard earned money
to help pay down his massive campaign debt. He needs u now more than ever.
You know, I think I’ll just keep giving til the end of the year.
Too bad he wasn’t more organized.
Backbiting Socks Conservatives (whose beliefs change when needed) failed him and the rest of us. He had a better record than anyone in the chase on issues important to us. Issues that matter.
That he now turns his back on people who turned their backs on him, well, I don’t agree with it, but it isn’t surprising. Reap what you sow and all that.
Stay in the mountains and go hug a tree, you aren’t ready for the real world, yet, reality would shock you.
already have been and will continue to...pretty angry at me for stating the obvious aren’t you
In your thinking Hitler still wins and becomes exactly what he promised he would.
I hope in our world that O does not receive the same largesse. The outcome will not be one you like in the least.
Hitler won/Obama will win for exactly the same reason. Good people, cowed by fear, act/ed with fear instead of doing what they know to be right. The result was no real opposition to the dictator. History shows that to be the case.
Of course I won’t like it. Nor would I like hearing the lamentations of the ‘conservatives’ that voted for him, should he miraculously win and do his patented flip flop etch a sketch routine. And only the greatest of self deluding fools believes that Mitt Romney will govern conservatively when we have his record and the words of his very campaign surrogates saying he will not (etch a sketch).
Palin was slimed, Cain was smeared and Gingrich wasn’t good enough. So we have Romney. Well, some ‘have’ him. I’m going to vote for a person who shares my values and beliefs. They are traditional conservative beliefs. People in America have a choice. They can all join me and win or vote for a liberal and lose. I am making the right choice. If your fellow Americans don’t, blame them.
I don't even know who you are but 'what' is a different subject.
for stating the obvious arent you
The obvious is 'telling others what to do'? That's liberalism - 'do what I say and not what I do/or want to do'. You must be a mittbot.
Bachmann, Cain, Newt and Santorum were never given a chance by the GOP to win. Instead people like Rove planted the scandal that brought down Herman Cain’s candidacy. Can’t support bastards like that and their candidate.
If you think that reminding people that voting conservatives into the House and Senate is telling people what to do and nothing but ‘liberalism; you are way off in yor logic
The GOP establishment has spoken. Its going to be Mitt whether you like it or not.
Perhaps they looked forward to a match between a man who thinks he can become a god and one who thinks he already is one--May the real God help us now...
This evening at a Tea Party meeting someone said, the GOP in D.C. will never allow a conservative to win the primary. I believe it. I still thing we should join the Constitution Party and build it large enough to take our country back. I will still vote for Newt in the primary on May 8. I will vote Tea Party candidates for delegates (we have 4 committed delegates for Newt already). I will vote for Tea Party candidates in every position on the ballot. Our Tea Party is concentrating on taking down the democrat network in WV. It may take a few years, but we are determined to start at the bottom and work our way up for a conservative legislature. Then we can elect patriots to send to Wash.
THAT’s the right attitude. Because, face it, WE allowed this situation to get out of hand and fester. WE turned our backs for years, enjoying life, while things have declined, and our freedoms slipped away.
I don’t believe America is totally hopeless — I think Conservatives just have a LOT of ground to cover and take back — and it’s going to take time. Hopefully not too late ...might be, might not.
Conservative citizens somehow have to work harder now and we are rely on 'conservatives' politicians because of the 'liberal' the GOP and voters pushed through who didn't want a conservative? What's wrong with this picture?
Newbie 'you' have the arrogance to tell a true conservative freeper that his words are meaningless unless 'he' tells conservatives..?
Why didn't you support and vote for NEWT who doesn't need anyone to keep him on track - he'd be keeping the rest on track with all his plans he had to restore America! All of a sudden you are so concerned about our country?
Wrong - he couldn’t get the nod w/o clueless voters.
If we like it or not? I see, another ‘shove it down you throat’ type. Watch out what you shove down doesn’t come out with powerful force especially, when you thought it may happen, you are still shocked.
You make assumptions which are not based in fact.
A I did support Newt financially. I will cast my ballot for him when my primary comes around.
You can rail at ‘noobs’ all you want. Just because I was not a member of FR from its inception does not mean that I have not been active in politics. Nr does it mean that somehow my conservatism is somehow suspect.
Keep shooting your own. There will be no one left to help you out
“Wrong - he couldnt get the nod w/o clueless voters”
The voters were not clueless. Foxney News was clueing everyoe in night and day as to the wonderfulness of Mitt.