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Romney a potential running mate, says Gingrich
CNN ^ | 2011-12-07

Posted on 12/07/2011 7:10:43 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Newt Gingrich has at least one name on his list of potential running mates: GOP rival Mitt Romney.

"I think Mitt Romney is a very admirable person, and I'm not going to pick a fight with Mitt Romney," Gingrich said in an interview Wednesday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

When asked if he would ever ask Romney to be his vice presidential nominee, Gingrich didn't mince words.

"I think the consensus is that he'd certainly be on the list, whether he'd want to or not," Gingrich said. "He's a very competent person. This is a very serious man. I would certainly support him if he became the Republican nominee."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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To: Paperdoll

You can say that again.


51 posted on 12/07/2011 7:52:13 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: indianrightwinger

No you don’t; all you know is that Newt DOES NOT attack other GOP candidates and won’t be baited into doing it either by the likes of communist slugs, i.e., Communist Newz Network/Blizter, to break that.


52 posted on 12/07/2011 7:52:31 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: Raebie

Ooops, seems I sent you a message mean for All (sorry).


53 posted on 12/07/2011 7:54:00 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our <Bculture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: Hoodat

Gingrichcare will be trademarked and named as “AmericanCare”. He is the magnanimous big government guy.


54 posted on 12/07/2011 7:54:09 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: rabscuttle385

Sheesh - every time I think I might be starting to muster the gaul to maybe back Gingrich, he leaps into a pile of crap like this and splatters it all over me.


55 posted on 12/07/2011 7:55:12 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: rabscuttle385

O M G !!!


56 posted on 12/07/2011 7:55:58 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GeronL

The Republican Party died six presidential elections ago.


57 posted on 12/07/2011 7:57:41 PM PST by Paperdoll (on the cutting edge)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

It wasn’t a serious answer in my view.

Newt gave a “kill Romney with kindness” answer.

I think he would say much the same were he asked about all of his rivals, save for Ron Paul, don’t you?


58 posted on 12/07/2011 7:59:58 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: onyx

Exactly right, Onyx :))


59 posted on 12/07/2011 8:01:52 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: rabscuttle385

Great idea, Newt-wit. Any ticket with Romney on it will not be one that gets my vote.


60 posted on 12/07/2011 8:01:55 PM PST by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: onyx
I HOPE you are right!...

Otherwise, this would really disqualify him for my vote. Still, I want Santorum and Michelle in the race...just in case.

61 posted on 12/07/2011 8:02:56 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church in protecting our <Bculture from perversion is ** DEAFENING **)
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To: rabscuttle385

OH HELL NO!! Not fond of Newt at all but no way on ROMNEY even as VP.


62 posted on 12/07/2011 8:02:56 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: indianrightwinger
We wont lose with Perry though brother. We will win.

Best record.

Best message.

Most reliable

If Mitt is the nominee, Obama runs against Wall Street.

If Newt is the nominee, Obama runs against Congress.

When Perry is the nominee, Perry will run against Obama's record compared to his during the same time.

Perry will also run against Wall Street and Congress and the President. I think the light bulb is starting to go off in voters minds.

63 posted on 12/07/2011 8:03:01 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Newt, no thanks. I’m going for someone else, at least in the primary.


64 posted on 12/07/2011 8:03:53 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: nicmarlo

Smiling. Thanks!

He wasn’t asked about Ron Paul!

Now had he said, “yes” to that ONE, I would be WORRIED!!!!!


65 posted on 12/07/2011 8:03:53 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: ElPatriota

I am very happy with everyone in the race!

No votes have been cast!!!!


66 posted on 12/07/2011 8:05:21 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Huck

“Newt is a scumbag. I will heartily enjoy watching him crash and burn. The sooner the better.”

Please hold your breath...


67 posted on 12/07/2011 8:05:21 PM PST by moonhawk (Newter Mitt. Newtralize Obama.)
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To: moonhawk

LOLOLOL.


68 posted on 12/07/2011 8:07:54 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I can’t see anything clearly anymore, Tex, and the reason is because there is very little truth left in this world.

I’m not sure what to make of this at all, but I will say that if Newt is saying that he would seriously consider Romney as a running mate, that tells me his political instintcs are suspect, which I already happen to believe.

If he is playing politics with this, I will offer him this advice.

Mr. Newt, conservatives want a conservative ticket, nothing else. No more sofa sitting for you. If you want the conservative nod, then you damn well better be conservative.


69 posted on 12/07/2011 8:08:29 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
What ever chance you had, it’s gone now, newter.

PERRY TIME!

Yup... time for the real conservative.

70 posted on 12/07/2011 8:09:01 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: rabscuttle385

...”running mate?” Vice presidents don’t have any power to do anything that would affect us. As long as a president is alive, it doesn’t really matter who’s vice president.


71 posted on 12/07/2011 8:09:35 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), Army National Guard, '89-' 96)
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To: onyx

I would never want Ron Paul as President or VP, BUT, he deserves to be listened to about the Economy and The Federal Reserve.


72 posted on 12/07/2011 8:10:38 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: rabscuttle385

Don’t count your chickens...


73 posted on 12/07/2011 8:10:53 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: familyop
Vice presidents don’t have any power to do anything that would affect us. As long as a president is alive, it doesn’t really matter who’s vice president.

Really? I remember lots of Palin apologists in 2008 crowing about how Palin was going to somehow influence McCain and that we should vote for McCain-Palin as a result.

74 posted on 12/07/2011 8:12:05 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: normy
..............Perry will also run against Wall Street and Congress and the President. I think the light bulb is starting to go off in voters minds. ........

From your lips (fingertips) to God's ears.

75 posted on 12/07/2011 8:12:05 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: rabscuttle385

76 posted on 12/07/2011 8:14:26 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Leaning for BACHMANN or SANTORUM. Lobby me for (but not against) via FReepmail if you wish...)
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To: nicmarlo

Just today, he said he supports Israel.


77 posted on 12/07/2011 8:16:27 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I would expect him to pick a Tea Party person.

Remember how McCain’s numbers skyrocketed after he named Palin.


78 posted on 12/07/2011 8:18:24 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: onyx

I’m glad to hear that.


79 posted on 12/07/2011 8:19:12 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: rabscuttle385

I knew the Beau Brummels would come in handy:

I hate to say it, but I’ve told you so
Don’t mind my preaching to you
I said don’t trust him, Baby, now
you know
You don’t learn everything there
is to know in school
Wouldn’t believe me when I
gave advice
I said that he was a tease
If you want help you better ask
me nice
So be sincere, convince me with
a “Pretty please”

Laugh, laugh, I thought I’d die
It seemed so funny to me
Laugh, laugh, you met a guy
Who taught you how it feels to be
Lonely, oh, so lonely

Don’t think I’m being funny
when I say
You got just what you deserve
I can’t help feeling you found
out today
You thought you were too good,
you had a lot of nerve
Won’t say I’m sorry for the things
I’ve said
I’m glad he packed up to go
You kept on bragging he was
yours, instead
You found you don’t know
everything there is to know

Laugh, laugh, I thought I’d die
It seemed so funny to me
Laugh, laugh, you met a guy
Who taught you how it feels to be
Lonely, oh, so lonely

Before I go I’d like to say one thing
Don’t close your ears to me
Take my advice and you’ll find out
that being just another girl won’t
cause you misery
Don’t say you can get any boy to call
Don’t be so smug or else
You’ll find you can’t get any boy at all
You’ll wind up an old lady sitting
on the shelf

Laugh, laugh, I thought I’d die
It seemed so funny to me
Laugh, laugh, you met a guy
Who taught you how it feels to be
Lonely, oh, so lonely
Lonely, oh, so lonely


80 posted on 12/07/2011 8:26:49 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Figgy New Tone is the SOS. Forget the WH. Let's elect more TEA to the House and Senate. The GOP has sold its soul to liberals.
81 posted on 12/07/2011 8:37:03 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Ardenroad gal

I would have to get real drunk before voting for either one of them and I don’t normally drink at all.


82 posted on 12/07/2011 8:39:20 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture (Could be worst in 40 years))
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To: muawiyah
Newt Gingrich has at least one name on his list of potential running mates: GOP rival Mitt Romney.

Well, at least Gingrich is trying not to be outshone by his VP selection like McCain was. Attaboy, Newt - get the "anti-Palin" on the ticket!

83 posted on 12/07/2011 8:46:46 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: rabscuttle385

It is quite obvious to me that CNN is trying to stir up a battle between Newt and Mitt. Newt and would have none of it and knowing what CNN was up to went on and praised Mitt. Newt is one smart man as he turned the tables on CNN.


84 posted on 12/07/2011 8:56:17 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: normy

That is the best part! Perry can actually run a full on conservative outsider campaign. If he wins, awesome! He has the best chance to win. And, even if he goes down, at least it would be fighting for the conservative cause.


85 posted on 12/07/2011 8:56:40 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: onyx

I see the usual subject are here already declaring this the end of Gingrich’s run.....THIS TIME FOR SURE!!! WE MEAN IT!!!!!!!!!

LOL

Oh my gosh, I mean, my gosh! Newt would not completely rule out the man Jim DeMint endorsed for President in 2008 as a potential running mate so as not to completely alienate all of his voters who might be convinced to support Newt after the primary. I mean, has there ever greater evidence that Newt’s really a super-secret Liberal Communist?

This will surely end his run, just as it clearly ended all of Jim DeMint’s support when he endorse Mitt for President in 2008 and advocated for Romneycare for the entire U.S.

Jim DeMint: We should do Romneycare ‘for the whole country’
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=demint%20supports%20romneycare%202008&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCEQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailykos.com%2Fstory%2F2011%2F05%2F06%2F973806%2F-Flashback%3A-DeMint-said-we-should-do-RomneyCare-for-the-whole-country&ei=J0HgTuAqxvaAB-eCyd4F&usg=AFQjCNFm_OMDvEVAtDqs3pzoniWVJZI20A

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=demint%20supports%20romneycare%202008&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CFMQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fspectator.org%2Fblog%2F2011%2F03%2F17%2Fdemints-defense-of-romneycare&ei=J0HgTuAqxvaAB-eCyd4F&usg=AFQjCNHSNUlbx1QcxFSS5sXDnL5PIvi87Q

Clearly, Gingrich is done now. By tomorrow, he won’t have a single supporter left. (Rolling eyes). LOL


86 posted on 12/07/2011 8:57:29 PM PST by TitansAFC (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not your enemies, my fellow Freepers!)
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To: Confab

I’m wondering if he said this to tweak Romney. Letting Romney know that he’s going to be the nominee.


87 posted on 12/07/2011 9:18:56 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why not Joe Scarborough?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69798.html

“There is a not a single Republican in the 2012 field who can top Gingrich’s achievements.”
- Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe


88 posted on 12/07/2011 9:20:11 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: TitansAFC

I Hadn’t even thought about Senator DeMint’s endorsement of Romney.

I just think Newt Gingrich gave the perfect answer to a stupid question for Blitz.

I’m sure he would have said the same about almost all of his rivals, but most assuredy not the whacked-out Ron Paul.


89 posted on 12/07/2011 9:50:56 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Confab
This is a brilliant political ploy. Newt stays above the fray while keeping the 11th commandment in tact. Newt’s too shrewd to think that Mitt would help the ticket.

Pretty much exactly what I was going to post. This is 11th commandment stuff all the way, and I REALLY wish some of the other candidates would start paying attention to it too. The LSM just eats it up when they don't - playing right into their hands.

90 posted on 12/07/2011 10:17:52 PM PST by MCH
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To: rabscuttle385
"Really? I remember lots of Palin apologists in 2008 crowing about how Palin was going to somehow influence McCain and that we should vote for McCain-Palin as a result."

They obviously thought that McCain was about to croak from illness/age.


91 posted on 12/08/2011 7:49:20 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), Army National Guard, '89-' 96)
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