Skip to comments.Newt Should NOT Drop Out, Period.
Posted on 03/17/2012 10:25:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I am writing as a Newt supporter so there are bound to be many who will disagree with my assessments; but these are my personal opinions with little room for argument.
Here are the reasons why Newt should stay put:
1. Santorum v. Obama, the best we can do?
I thought the number one goal for most people here is to beat Obama, i.e., ABO, not ABR (anybody-but-Romney). It makes sense for us to rally behind a candidate ONLY IF that candidate is the best we can muster to match up with Obama, not because he is the current non-Romney favorite.
For good reasons, many Newt supporters see Santorum as a featherweight who has little chance come November. There is simply no reason to throw in the towel at this point just to accommodate him.
2. Sorry, every man for himself now
Early on, many had opined that the best way to block Romney was for Santorum and Gingrich to work together and let the other win those states he is strong in. Newt, through his own wisdom and initiative, had been doing exactly that while Santorum was obviously having none of it.
No one can fault Santorum for trying to win as many delegates as he can, but it does reveal two things about his strategies:
Blocking-Romney was not his priority; and He did not want/need collaboration with anyone. Apparently, Santorums focus all along has been to establish himself as the strongest not-Romney standing, blocking Romney be damned. All fair enough and it looks like he just might succeed.
But his actions also made it amply clear that this race is all but every man for himself now, splitting votes be damned. That being the case, there is absolutely no justification for anyone to continue to parrot the call for Newt to drop out, let alone call him egotistic and other terrible names if he doesnt comply immediately. If people truly cared about conservatism, they should be spending all their energy calling for Romney or Paul to drop out.
Santorum on the stump: We are in this thing not because I so badly want to be the most powerful man in this country. Its because I want so badly to return the power to you in this country. Yeah, right. What hollow cliche.
3. Romney v. Obama or Santorum v. Obama, do we really want to pick?
Ultimately, this entire debate around Newt boils down to whether we believe Romney or Santorum has a better shot at defeating Obama. Honestly, nobody knows. As the saying goes, When in doubt, do nothing.
I believe neither Romney nor Santorum is up to the task of taking on Obama. And as much as I detest Romney, if I have to pick, my money will be on Romney, if only for the fact that many clueless, out of work voters may want to believe he could fix the economy. As for Santorum, I cannot think of one thing to recommend him to anyone outside the congregation of his own church.
4. Only Newt has the right to decide what he should to do next
Newt has weathered a lot going this far and really has very little to lose staying in the race. If he is willing to expend time and effort to continue the fight, it is all good news to me as a true supporter; and I hope he has all the necessary resources to do so.
And Newt isn’t all about Newt??? Newt won’t drop out, but not because it would make sense or not. Newt won’t drop out because of his oversized ego. Newt supporters wanted Santorum to drop out after 3 contests; one of which he won. Now, many states later, with many more victories than Newt, there is a much better case to be made for Newt to drop out. But I doubt he will, showing that he is no better (or different if you will) than anyone else.
I think you need to watch “Newt Gingrich and the Republican Revolution” to renew you faith in a real leader. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS83Y5we-iM&feature=youtu.be
You should also watch “Victory or Death” at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaERR6SRVao&feature=related
Mr. Newt is not doing this for himself. You are so wrong.
Florida is going to be challenged. The rules were change in the middle of the game.
The 14th Amendment was adopted on July 9, 1868.
Since that time every child born on U. S. soil, is a naturalized U. S. Citizen.
We have between 20 and 35 million illegal aliens and their children here. Every one of those kids born here, are considered U. S. Citizens.
I have personally been asking for this to be rectified for the last twenty years.
As I understand it, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio have the same problem.
Ihave to say again that Newt is the only man I believe to be capable, courageous, and crazy enough to re-balance our judiciary by tossing activists out. It’s a task way over due and critical to the nation’s recovery.
Romney and Santorum don't have that capacity but if they're smart they'll learn from the Speaker and be better positioned for a fall campaign if one of them is the nominee.
I happened across a March 2, 2007, article I posted then on gas prices. The national average was higher than the prior year yet still under $2.40 which itself is ten cents below Newt's target that Obama's White House is desperate to trash as "lying," impossible, election year politics, etc. as if gas prices have no reason to ever be $2-3 again and that's somehow just fine, the "new normal."
They are desperate to let lower gas prices go down the memory hole so they can play frog in the boiling water with gas and diesel payers to further their "environmental" agenda.
Second time: providing no source, no working link and failing to excerpt a complete article from American Spectator violates Free Republic’s copyright restrictions.
Do not bypass Free Republic’s copyright restrictions again.
I can pinpoint the moment Newt was "done in." It was in the debate when Romney first said Newt had resigned in disgrace, and Newt did not defend himself properly. People concluded the charge was true, because his reply was in effect a plea of nolo contendere.
You need to get some more accurate tea leaves because you have seriously misjudged Newt and Rick. To put it so you can understand it, I would buy a used car from Newt; I wouldn't buy a new car from Rick. If you thought about it, the very religion on his sleeve bit is probably why you like Rick. Jesus called those like him hypocrites.
What is your top priority for today?
I think we all know it is defeating Obama. We do not know for sure what he’s got up us sleeve and he will be dealing a lot of the cards. He’s also got to play with the deck he’s been showing us, so in some respects anyone could beat an incumbent with such a poor record. More Americans lost jobs, home, retirement savings, etc under him.
Next, this site has been an anti- Romney site. With good reason. We are a conservative site. Romney’s not conservative. Romney winning the nomination also takes obamaCare and stopping this freedom killer off the table. We can’t have that.
How to stop Romney? This very week, Gingrich will be giving Romney a win in Illinois. If he had dropped out after his southern strategy didn’t make it, Santorum could make it.
We can’t be utopian at this time. Newt might be the best man for the job but even with the brokered convention he doesn’t really have a chance to be nominee. His best chance to be the nominee is by being a statesman and stepping out today.
As it stands, the more delegates Romney gets, the more of a mandate he will have at a convention. And if there were a 2 man race, Romney gets less delegates and Santorum has a chance of getting over half which gives romney 0 in some contests.
There isn’t time to create idyllic mental scenarios. We get Romney if we don’t go for Santorum.
New haters front and center.
Our Constitution is being starved to death - only a high Newtrition diet can save it.
I believe neither Romney nor Santorum is up to the task of taking on Obama. And as much as I detest Romney, if I have to pick, my money will be on Romney,
The polls all say your betting on the wrong horse.
What I’m advocating is not Newt dropping out, but him teaming up with Rick.
Exactly, it doesn’t matter if we get 4 more years of Obama or 8 years of Mutt. Either way the USA as founded by the Constitution will be over for good.
Newt disappeared in yesterday’s Missouri caucuses.
Apologies. I was under the impression it was only with respect to posting threads and not in terms of responding to posts since I’ve sen quite a few like that before. Just before checking your post, I did so again. Won’t happen again. Thanks for so informing.
“I would be surprised if Newt dropped out but not surprised if he teams with Rick.”
If Newt dropped out Santorum would quickly fold up like a cheap suit to be Romney’s VP running mate.