Skip to comments.Gingrich exits presidential race; vows to help Romney
Posted on 05/02/2012 2:08:34 PM PDT by South40
Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney's bid to defeat President Barack Obama. Ending a campaign that seesawed between implosion and frontrunner and back again, Gingrich threw his support to his one-time rival as expected and promised his supporters he would continue to push conservative ideas. Gingrich bowed out of the race more than $4 million in debt and his reputation perhaps damaged.
"Today, I am suspending the campaign. But suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship," Gingrich told a hotel ballroom in suburban Washington.
"We are now going to put down the role of candidate and candidate's spouse and take back the role of active citizens," he said, adding he would continue to promote conservative ideas on college campuses, as well as through newsletters and films.
He also urged conservatives to rally behind Romney as a better alternative than Obama.
"This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history," Gingrich said.
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So what would it take to make a viable, third party, Tea Party run? Too late for 2012? Anyone have an extra $ Billion laying around?
That, and a complicit national media.
Yep. One Billion means nothing if the media’s cameras ignore you. Which they do to conservatives.. Often.
It's not just that, either. It's bigger than that. In my mind... it's about Napolitano, Holder, Clinton, Panetta etc. The whole crew needs to go.
Unfortunately Mitt Romney doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of defeating his slightly darker ideological brother.
Hitler Finds out Newt Gingrich is Suspending his Campaign
OK, so now there is technically only one candidate - so what does that mean for the rest of the states’ primaries and caucuses? Do they still have them now? With only 1 candidate?
Does this mean that he will instruct his delegates, such as they are, to vote for Romney on the first vote? The article is not clear on this.
I have kept quiet about Newt for the past few months, but it must be said that what he mostly accomplished was to siphon votes from Rick, who was a pretty steady second once he came back into the running.
I’m not blaming anyone for supporting Newt, although I was pretty annoyed about the way so many people attacked Rick, using left wing lies from the media. Possibly Romney could have been stopped if Newt had thrown his support behind Rick when it became obvious that he had no chance of winning. Too late for that, now.
But I do wish he would hang on to his delegates, such as they are, until we we are sure where we stand at the convention. It’s not over till it’s over. But if he hands over the delegates now, that will pretty much kill any slight chance of heading Romney off at the pass.
It is such a sad shame that we have narrowed down our choices to the LIBERAL! This is insane for the republican party to put a Massachusetts liberal at the head of the party then expect conservatives to follow him. Newt is much more of a statesman than me. I would have to let Romney win/lose on his own doings after the lies that he told about me (Newt). The hit pieces will keep on to hurt the few conservatives out in the fight.
I hope everyone who said anyone but Obama is totally satisfied to where they put us at. Those people caved in and followed the TV jive. Romney has a blank check; he can do no wrong (another Obama) Even we had a chance to reject the liberal in Tampa and threw it away- too many were judgmental over Newt. Too old, too over weight, too visionary with too big of ideas, embarrassed the party by impeachment hearings, or sat with Nancy to do a commercial, they taunt. And they think the other men/women in DC do not have affairs and do much more. There is so much in which goes on there.
Newt has accomplished more than any of those politicians who only care about one thing-their careers and lifestyles as the agenda driven media gets away with more damage to the American traditional values. Sorry, Newt, not supporting the liberal. Don’t trust him. And you best not trust them all the way, Newt. The people at the Hill have it out for you from what I hear. And, hope I never see the spoiler Rick santos again whom gave this to Romney.
I draw the line at supporting the father of the theft of my freedom: Romney0bamaCare.
Y’all can support Romney all you want, but don’t come a-complianin’ when he steals more and more of your freedom.
He’s shown you that he’s perfectly happy to do so. He will be back for more of your freedom until it’s gone. There is no evidence that says he won’t.
He still LOVES RomneyCare. Theft. Slavery.
Enjoy your new Slavemaster, RomneyBots!
Sorry, but I could see that Rick Santorium was a bit weak from the very start and somehow knew he would not make it through to the convention if it were brokered. How I wish that we’d end up with a brokered convention and a Newt/Santorium ticket or a Newt/Ryan ticket replace whatever the Romney/____ ticket will be.
I want tank strength in the whitehouse...not wimps as the world is watching..
OK, so now there is technically only one candidate -
I guess we may discount Ron Paul but ‘technically’ he’s still in the race and on the ballots. Most of the other candidates will be on the ballot even though they have suspended because of previous election preperation deadlines.
Exactly. I've been telling everyone I talk to, that the choice isn't between Obama and Romney because they work for the same masters, and are in foursquare agreement on the same agenda.
No - there are two choices, but the choice is not between the respective nominees. The real choice is between giving ones grudging (or groveling) support to the corrupt and suppressive ruling class, or RESISTING TYRANNY.
There is no other real choice.
So that’s officially an endorsement for Romney
Sorry Newt - you were done after your FL moon condo speech