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Newt: Gingrich/Cain Ticket 'A Real Possibility'
Newsmax ^ | 11-15-2011 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walters

Posted on 11/16/2011 10:57:14 AM PST by TitansAFC

Republican Presidential Candidate Newt gingrich tells Newsmax that a Gingrich/Herman Cain ticket in 2012 is a 'real possibility'...............

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cain; gingrich; newt
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1 posted on 11/16/2011 10:57:18 AM PST by TitansAFC
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To: TitansAFC

Cain/Gingrich would be better.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 10:59:13 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: TitansAFC

Has Cain already said something similar about Gingrich?


3 posted on 11/16/2011 10:59:58 AM PST by samtheman
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To: TitansAFC

I would feel pretty good about that ticket.

I can’t help wondering whether Cain will take the second slot, given his age.

In 8 years he will be in his 70s.


4 posted on 11/16/2011 10:59:59 AM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: TitansAFC

Yes indeed. :-)

They must have seen my poll. ;-)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2806879/posts?page=282#282

RESULTS OF THE POLL:


FIRST CHOICE:

Candidate................Pct.......(Total Votes)

CAIN.....................62.9%.......(149)
GINGRICH...........22.4%.........(53)
PERRY.................11.0%.........(26)
ROMNEY...............1.7%..........(4)
BACHMANN..........1.3%..........(3)
PALIN.....................0.8%..........(2)
SANTORUM..........0.0%..........(0)
HUNTSMAN..........0.0%..........(0)


TOTAL VOTES FOR FIRST CHOICE: ..... 237


SECOND CHOICE:

Candidate................Pct.......(Total Votes)

GINGRICH............54.0%.........(121)
CAIN.....................22.3%...........(50)
PERRY..................16.1%...........(36)
BACHMANN..........3.1%............(7)
ROMNEY...............1.8%............(4)
PALIN.....................0.9%............(2)
SANTORUM..........0.9%............(2)
HUNTSMAN..........0.4%............(1)
KEYES....................0.4%...........(1)


TOTAL VOTES FOR SECOND CHOICE: ..... 224


5 posted on 11/16/2011 11:00:46 AM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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Let's bring this Freepathon
Wonder what it said
To the TAIL end!

6 posted on 11/16/2011 11:02:04 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: samtheman

During the Lincoln / Douglas style debates, the last question Cain asked Gingrich was “If you were my VP, what kind of responsibilities would you want to have?” ...or something like that. Think everyone was laughing at that :)


7 posted on 11/16/2011 11:02:13 AM PST by KOZ.
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To: TitansAFC
The full sentence at the top of the article says:

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax that a Gingrich/Herman Cain ticket in 2012 is a “real possibility” — and so is a slate with Cain on top and Gingrich as his running mate.

8 posted on 11/16/2011 11:02:25 AM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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To: TitansAFC

Would never take place. Newt would not pick Cain. Cain needs to learn about foreign policy and learn how the federal reserve works..yea, I know..he was a fed board member...rattles the brain, doesn’t it? Cain was fun for a while...he’s a waste of time now.


9 posted on 11/16/2011 11:04:29 AM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: TitansAFC

When the time is near, Newt would pick a candidate to ensure pick-up of a swing state.
Santorum -PA
Rubio -FL


10 posted on 11/16/2011 11:04:40 AM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: TitansAFC

I don’t think so..He needs someone like Santoraum or Bauchmann..they also know their way around Washington and are respected by the Republicans.


11 posted on 11/16/2011 11:04:46 AM PST by PLD
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To: TitansAFC

The debates just wouldn’t be fair...


12 posted on 11/16/2011 11:07:06 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: TitansAFC
Gingrich was asked whether he would consider joining the GOP ticket as the vice-presidential candidate if another candidate wins the presidential nomination.

“I’ll do anything I can to help defeat Obama, but I personally think that it would be much much better to have me as the presidential nominee,” he responds.

“I‘m focused on what I could do to lead the country from the presidency, and we’ll cross other bridges if we get to them.”

As for the chances that there could be a Gingrich-Cain ticket, or a Cain-Gingrich ticket, Gingrich asserts: “I think that’s a real possibility. I think there are other possibilities. There are several very good candidates running for president.

“We have a number of great potential [vice presidential] candidates, people like Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida, so you really don’t want to preclude looking at a number of people.

“I think there are a lot of folks out there in the Republican Party, and a number of them would be very good vice presidents and frankly good presidents.”

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13 posted on 11/16/2011 11:07:57 AM PST by BagCamAddict (If Perry had been asked about the Cain 999 plan, he would have said: 9, 9, .......what?)
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To: KOZ.

Cain-Gingrich would be the best ticket the GOP has put up since Reagan-____.


14 posted on 11/16/2011 11:08:35 AM PST by right tech
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To: ZX12R
"Cain/Gingrich would be better."

And considerably more electable

15 posted on 11/16/2011 11:09:17 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: TitansAFC

Newt’s corruption would sink the ticket.

Cain should pick John Bolton.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 11:09:41 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless)
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To: maineman

Cain is not a waste of my time now. Wonder how many voters will track back to Cain after the MSM torches Newt?


17 posted on 11/16/2011 11:12:24 AM PST by not2worry
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To: TitansAFC
Never happen.

The reverse is a possibility, but Newt would never pick Cain.

18 posted on 11/16/2011 11:12:40 AM PST by rhinohunter (Not voting for RINO Romney...no way...no how)
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To: TitansAFC
Have no intention of voting for mr amnesty as number one on the ticket.
19 posted on 11/16/2011 11:12:42 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: maineman

Could you imagine Cain debating Biden for VP?


20 posted on 11/16/2011 11:14:08 AM PST by almost done by half
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To: TitansAFC

I’d support a Newt/Cain or a Cain/Newt any day! Actually, I’d cry tears of joy for weeks.


21 posted on 11/16/2011 11:15:58 AM PST by albie
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To: NativeNewYorker
If clyde was still alive he could beat obummer in a debate. Where do you people keep coming up with the bs that obummer, mr tele prompter is a good debater.
22 posted on 11/16/2011 11:16:05 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: G Larry

I like Rick Santorum, but he’s never going to swing anything. He couldn’t crack 40% in his re-election contest against Bob Casey, Jr., arguably the dumbest person with a penis to occupy a U.S. Senate seat.


23 posted on 11/16/2011 11:16:17 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TitansAFC
I believe Gingrich has put the cart before the horse. Cain is the man who pulls the weight.

CAIN/GINGRICH 2012

24 posted on 11/16/2011 11:19:30 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: ZX12R

You beat me to it. I am certain that Cain should NOT consider a VP spot with anyone!!


25 posted on 11/16/2011 11:20:18 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: maineman

“Cain was fun for a while...he’s a waste of time now.”

Agreed. Like him a lot and he is a good man. But he has been shown as a deer in the headlights on so many issues, abortion, foreign policy, saying Alan Greenspan was the best fed chairman, etc. How a grown man goes on national TV and isn’t able to state clearly his position on abortion is bizarre. Uh that’s only been a huge national issue for like 40 years Herman...


26 posted on 11/16/2011 11:21:07 AM PST by crusader71
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To: G Larry
Santorum -PA

I'm from PA, what makes you think that santorum would assure PA for anybody?

Rick lost to a know nothing no show, bob casey by 17% in his last run.

27 posted on 11/16/2011 11:25:04 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: G Larry

You really think Santorum would help pick up PA, even though he lost re-election by 20 points to a mental incompetent? Not likely.

Rubio would be a good bet.

Cain could draw enough of the black vote to make a dent in Obama’s shrinking coalition.


28 posted on 11/16/2011 11:28:14 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: samtheman

Cain said that he and Newt are the GOP ticket, they just disagree on who will be at the top of the ticket.


29 posted on 11/16/2011 11:29:03 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: PLD

I think Newt knows his way around Washington just fine.

He needs someone very un-Washington.


30 posted on 11/16/2011 11:30:20 AM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: TitansAFC

If you saw any of the debate between the two of then then you saw that they both agree on many things.


31 posted on 11/16/2011 11:33:58 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: G Larry

Newt would choose Romney.


32 posted on 11/16/2011 11:34:57 AM PST by taterjay
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To: Retired Greyhound
Cain said that he and Newt are the GOP ticket, they just disagree on who will be at the top of the ticket.
That's great!
33 posted on 11/16/2011 11:35:05 AM PST by samtheman
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To: TitansAFC

If it’s Cain/Newt, I could support it.

Newt on top, no way.


34 posted on 11/16/2011 11:35:49 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

WE, and our nation, need “someone very un-Washington”.


35 posted on 11/16/2011 11:36:13 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: TitansAFC

woot !

If Newt commited to being Cain VP... this race would be over.

That would be the winning ticket.

But it only works ONE way, with Cain at the top.


36 posted on 11/16/2011 11:36:17 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: ZX12R

I would have been totally disappointed if it had taken more than two posts to say this, thanks!


37 posted on 11/16/2011 11:36:17 AM PST by bigbob
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To: TitansAFC

Switch the ticket and I’m golden.


38 posted on 11/16/2011 11:36:27 AM PST by Yaelle (Keep donating to Cain. Let's get him back on top.)
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To: Maceman

Newt in 2 years will be 70? What is your point?


39 posted on 11/16/2011 11:36:31 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: almost done by half

Friend, I couldn’t imagine Cain debating anyone. It’s very embarrassing...he just doesn’t have enough knowledge regarding so many issues. He should not even be in our conversation any longer. He will not be pres. or VP. We need to rally around someone that can stand up and explain his point of view....if you feel that Cain is your guy after his continued blunders and just plain stupidity..man, come on!


40 posted on 11/16/2011 11:38:01 AM PST by maineman (BC EAGLES FAN)
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To: Darksheare

Love that pic. My autistic kitty Mary attacks her tail. She especially loves it when that tail starts twitching!


41 posted on 11/16/2011 11:38:01 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: KOZ.

Off-topic, but it cracks me up when people call them “Lincoln/Douglas style debates”. The Cain/Gingrich dual press conference wasn’t anything at all like a L/D debate. About the only thing that they have in common was each had 2 participants.

In the Lincoln/Douglass debates, there was an actual debate. Each debate was about one topic (it was slavery in the actual L/D debates). The 1st candidate spoke for 60 minutes about the subject. The 2nd candidate responded for 90 minutes, then the 1st candidate rebutted for 30 minutes.

I can’t imagine doing such a thing today, but it is a travesty to call what they Cain and Gingrich did a “Lincoln/Douglas style debate”.


42 posted on 11/16/2011 11:39:15 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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43 posted on 11/16/2011 11:41:49 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Stay involved..because stupid people are running America! - Herman Cain - Amen!!!)
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To: almost done by half

So long as Biden didn’t ask him anything about anything other than his 9-9-9 plan.

We saw Sarah Palin trash Biden. Watching Cain/Biden to see which one committed more foreign policy gaffes might be entertaining.


44 posted on 11/16/2011 11:42:01 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: maineman
Cain was fun for a while...he’s a waste of time now.

Quit wasting your time then with anti-Cain BS
45 posted on 11/16/2011 11:42:34 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: maineman

Cain is 100 times smarter and more accomplished than you.
Post your resume I’d like to see it. Must be very impressive since Cain is stupid in comparison to you. Put up or shut up.


46 posted on 11/16/2011 11:44:45 AM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Retired Greyhound

Rubio would be a great bet to complete the destruction of the US constituion, especially article 2, section 1, clause 5, that specifies the natural born citizen (nbc) requirement for the position of the president and VP!
First you let soetoro/obama who is NOT a nbc to take the presidency, then you want Rubio who is NOT a nbc (he was born to non-US citizen parents!) to be the VP.

With people not having a clue that obama and Rubio are not nbc and not eligible to be pres or vp, the US constitution is doomed!


47 posted on 11/16/2011 11:46:06 AM PST by chrisnj
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I find it hilarious that so many people who say that Newt is unacceptable as President think it would be great to make him VP to a guy who is in his 60s and already went through a bought of cancer that should have killed him but is in remission.

If Gingrich isn’t acceptable as President, we shouldn’t make him the VP. It’s not as if the issue with Gingrich is a lack of experience (which is a reason sometimes you put an excellent candidate as VP but not as President because they need a couple of years under their belt).

See, that would be a reason to make Cain VP, so he could actually learn the job of President. Except he’s old enough that in 8 years he’d be unlikely to be a good pick to move into the office. Plus that would be Palin’s slot.


48 posted on 11/16/2011 11:46:59 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Hmm Rush Limbaugh says you a moron. I guess I have to agree.

RUSH: Now, he said that twice. He said, “Well, I’m for collective bargaining as long as it’s not collective hijacking, and as long as it doesn’t create an undue burden on the state.” Again, the attempt here is to make it sound as though he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But on Libya, when you listen to the whole interview, the whole question and answer, he ended up getting Libya right. His biggest mistake was admitting he was having a hard time focusing. He shouldn’t have said that in front of the enemy, the enemy being the editorial board, but he said I’m having a hard time focusing here.

Federal workers do have collective bargaining. Some of them do. Some federal workers do have collective bargaining. It’s not the same as in some of the states. For example, the air traffic controllers do have collective bargaining over their wages, and some federal workers only have collective bargaining rights over work conditions. Some of them have collective bargaining rights over other aspects, but not wages. It’s all over the ballpark. It is a mistake to say that federal workers, as the editorial board member here said, don’t have collective bargaining rights; some of them do.

In any event, substantively Cain was right. Substantively Cain got it right on collective bargaining for federal unionized workers, and the editors got it wrong. And even the Journal Sentinel article that accompanies the video eventually admitted that Cain got it right in his answer and their editors had it wrong. But no matter, they are attempting to portray via the video here a slow, ignorant, uninformed, unsure of himself candidate who really is just out classed and is just totally out of his league. And the video, under that impression, under those auspices, has gone viral, and that’s the thought accompanying it with everybody who sends it out.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT


49 posted on 11/16/2011 11:47:08 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: maineman

Hmm Rush Limbaugh says you a moron. I guess I have to agree.

RUSH: Now, he said that twice. He said, “Well, I’m for collective bargaining as long as it’s not collective hijacking, and as long as it doesn’t create an undue burden on the state.” Again, the attempt here is to make it sound as though he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. But on Libya, when you listen to the whole interview, the whole question and answer, he ended up getting Libya right. His biggest mistake was admitting he was having a hard time focusing. He shouldn’t have said that in front of the enemy, the enemy being the editorial board, but he said I’m having a hard time focusing here.

Federal workers do have collective bargaining. Some of them do. Some federal workers do have collective bargaining. It’s not the same as in some of the states. For example, the air traffic controllers do have collective bargaining over their wages, and some federal workers only have collective bargaining rights over work conditions. Some of them have collective bargaining rights over other aspects, but not wages. It’s all over the ballpark. It is a mistake to say that federal workers, as the editorial board member here said, don’t have collective bargaining rights; some of them do.

In any event, substantively Cain was right. Substantively Cain got it right on collective bargaining for federal unionized workers, and the editors got it wrong. And even the Journal Sentinel article that accompanies the video eventually admitted that Cain got it right in his answer and their editors had it wrong. But no matter, they are attempting to portray via the video here a slow, ignorant, uninformed, unsure of himself candidate who really is just out classed and is just totally out of his league. And the video, under that impression, under those auspices, has gone viral, and that’s the thought accompanying it with everybody who sends it out.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT


50 posted on 11/16/2011 11:47:45 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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