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Gingrich admits Romney would be on his short list for VP
HotAir.com ^ | 12-08-2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 12/08/2011 7:27:24 PM PST by montag813

Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he would consider Mitt Romney to be a potential running mate (VIDEO). The interview is very much in keeping with Gingrich’s “keep it classy” campaign theme so far — and he treaded lightly, sounding neither overly enthusiastic about a VP Romney nor overly displeased with the idea.

But why did he take the bait at all? He could just as easily have remained indifferent, have answered with a simple, “I’d have to give it thought.” He won’t win over Romney supporters — and he significantly owes his own surge to the appetite for an anti-Romney. To praise Romney as “competent” and “serious” might be true as far as it goes — but it also reminds voters that, in some ways, Romney and Gingrich are very much alike. They’re both ambitious, intelligent and susceptible to switching positions.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; irrelevant; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; rino; romney; romneypost; romneysupportpost; stealthromney; wolfblitzer
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1 posted on 12/08/2011 7:27:33 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

Where’s a barf bag?


2 posted on 12/08/2011 7:30:44 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: montag813

The speaker acts like a gentleman compared to
despicable Moot Romney’s backstabbing team.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 7:30:59 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: montag813

Newt finally is in the lead and declares he might select Romney for VP. Unbelievable.


4 posted on 12/08/2011 7:31:51 PM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: montag813

You know, I think Palin would have had it wrapped up right now!


5 posted on 12/08/2011 7:31:51 PM PST by RushingWater
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To: montag813

Golf clap to you, too, Newt.

Spot of tea? Two lumps? Milk?


6 posted on 12/08/2011 7:32:29 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: montag813

Is he so stupid that he cannot see that would cost him a lot of votes?


7 posted on 12/08/2011 7:34:06 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: montag813

Wake up FReerepublic!


8 posted on 12/08/2011 7:34:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: montag813

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat’s greeeeeeeeaaaaaatt.


9 posted on 12/08/2011 7:34:58 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: montag813

That doesn’t help, Newt.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 7:34:58 PM PST by skeeter
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To: mylife

“Wake up FReerepublic!”
________________________

Rick Perry Save us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/sarc


11 posted on 12/08/2011 7:35:35 PM PST by Artcore
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To: montag813

Classic Gingrich. Three steps forward, two steps back.

It maybe political life insurance to ward off a dagger in the back though. Deal killer for me though. ANY ticket with Romney on it is a deal killer.


12 posted on 12/08/2011 7:36:06 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: montag813

He has a habit of dumping wives and marrying mistresses.

If you can’t trust a man in the bedroom, you can’t trust him anywhere.


13 posted on 12/08/2011 7:36:52 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: montag813

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791431/posts

FLASHBACK: Romney lists some potential running mates (Sanford, Gingrich, Jeb Bush)
AP ^ | March 30, 2007


14 posted on 12/08/2011 7:37:34 PM PST by maggief
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To: Artcore

I’d take a stuttering conservative, over a progressive snake oil salesman any day of the week.


15 posted on 12/08/2011 7:38:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Diogenesis; montag813

Yup. Newt is still maintaining Reagan’s 11th commandment discipline regarding his Republican colleagues. That will change when the gloves come off in the clenches and they get down and dirty. He’s a scrappy fighter when the going gets rough.


16 posted on 12/08/2011 7:38:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: montag813

Gingrich/Romney—That will certainly fire up the conservatives in this country—as did Dewey/Warren, Nixon/Lodge and Ford/Dole.


17 posted on 12/08/2011 7:39:16 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: stars & stripes forever
Newt finally is in the lead and declares he might select Romney for VP. Unbelievable.

When you consider his past support of Skifooza in NY 23, Castle in MD, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and his coziness with Nazi Pelosi re AGW.....not really unbelievable at all. Newt marches to the beat of a drum that only he can hear....always has...always will.

18 posted on 12/08/2011 7:40:49 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: montag813

I think Gingrich actually said “short bus” list.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 7:41:11 PM PST by festusbanjo (Seriously, of the remaining GOP field, this is the best that we have to offer?)
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To: mylife

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?

Well of course you and I can.


20 posted on 12/08/2011 7:45:10 PM PST by txhurl
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To: montag813
Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he would consider Mitt Romney to be a potential running mate

Newt has officially stepped in political doo doo. It's hard not to see that both democrats and RINO pubbies want Mittens on the ballot, one way or the other.

21 posted on 12/08/2011 7:45:20 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Diogenesis
The speaker acts like a gentleman compared to despicable Moot Romney’s backstabbing team.

This very well might be superb strategy by Newt Gingrich. It essentially demotes Romney to the second tier. In my opinion, it reveals the ability of Gingrich to play Romney for a fool, which he certainly is. It's like giving a lollipop to a child to make him shut up.

22 posted on 12/08/2011 7:45:46 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: mylife

That guy just dropped out.


23 posted on 12/08/2011 7:47:21 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Roccus

Lol @ Skifooza :D

That made me smile!


24 posted on 12/08/2011 7:47:27 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: txhurl

This flavor of the day stuff is frustrating.
I’m sticking.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 7:49:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Balding_Eagle

No.
The guy with no record just dropped out.


26 posted on 12/08/2011 7:51:00 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: montag813

What’s the fuss about, of course he has to say that. Romney has about 30% of the Republicans supporting him and he has to at least say he will *consider* him or he’ll alienate those voters. “Consider” does not mean anything.


27 posted on 12/08/2011 7:51:04 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: montag813

Am I ever “surprised.”

President Nanny-State-Newt, and Willy-Rom-Rom-RINO.

“Wow,” the perfect ticket to abolish absolutely NOTHING in Obamanation!

BTW, maybe now Sub-Prime Barney will stay on to help these newly-minted “conservatives?”


28 posted on 12/08/2011 7:51:54 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Truthsearcher

Romney has the DC insiders in his pocket and they appear to be about 25% of the polls.

So our solution is to run another DC insider against him, and play kissy face?

Playing Kissy face with Newt did not work out for Cain, and it wont work out for conservatives if we have Newt and Romney playing kissy face.


29 posted on 12/08/2011 7:55:43 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Sorry, I didn’t realize you were speaking literally.

My mistake.


30 posted on 12/08/2011 7:56:33 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: mylife

There is no aisle or political abyss Newt isn’t willing to jump across without anybody even asking him to.

I think that John Bolton fan-toss was BS, too.


31 posted on 12/08/2011 7:56:41 PM PST by txhurl
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To: montag813; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
RE :"Newt Gingrich tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he would consider Mitt Romney to be a potential running mate (VIDEO). ...... To praise Romney as “competent” and “serious” might be true as far as it goes — but it also reminds voters that, in some ways, Romney and Gingrich are very much alike. They’re both ambitious, intelligent and susceptible to switching positions."

Actually Newt reminds me a little of Trump who he will be on TV with December 27. That should be a love-in.


32 posted on 12/08/2011 7:57:42 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"Plan B is to quit, but not call it quitting. Instead call it fighting")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks montag813.


33 posted on 12/08/2011 7:59:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: txhurl

I don’t want flamboyant politicians.
We have one of those in the oval office now.

I am partial to Bolton though, he doesn’t sugar coat it.


34 posted on 12/08/2011 8:00:40 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I’m a siiiick FReeper if skifooza made me laugh :P

He did apologize for that too.


35 posted on 12/08/2011 8:00:46 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

I heard Mark Levin talking tonight on his radio show about how Romney is attacking Newt through all his operatives. He pointed out how he smiles outwardly and is ruthless behind the scenes and it is a major character flaw. He also said he smells Rove in this and told Rove to call him and dispute the accusation. LOL!


36 posted on 12/08/2011 8:00:46 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: montag813

Can’t recall the politician in the past that said this, but he was right:
“The Vice Presidency isn’t worth a bucket of warm spit.”

(as the Biden Vice Presidency is proof of....)


37 posted on 12/08/2011 8:01:54 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The more I think about this the more I think that was a condescending dig to Romney but only he got it! LOLOL!!!


38 posted on 12/08/2011 8:02:49 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: mylife

“Consider” is political speak for “no comment”.


39 posted on 12/08/2011 8:03:30 PM PST by Truthsearcher
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To: Mortrey

Seriously, what do they do?
Head the Senate and go to funerals and ceremony’s.


40 posted on 12/08/2011 8:04:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: stars & stripes forever

In the minds of so many here, Newt Gingrich can do no right.


41 posted on 12/08/2011 8:05:45 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Merry Christmas to all)
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To: Truthsearcher

Yes, only “smart people” can see that aspect.
To us rubes, it looks like he would consider Romney and that he respects Romney.


42 posted on 12/08/2011 8:07:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: montag813

I can’t believe all the dumb a$$ posts in this thread. One more time. CNN is trying to start a war between Mitt and Newt. Newt did not take the bait and instead praised Mitt which completely goofed up what CNN was trying to do. He is not going to have Mitt as VP. Pure and simple. People please show some intelligence.


43 posted on 12/08/2011 8:07:31 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: montag813
First watch the video at HotAir... Then comment...

Tina Korbe who wrote the post said this:

Too much to take away from a polite reply to a polite question?

I posted the following comment:

Ya think?! Understatement of the day?

Do you seriously think that this warranted that headline?

That was nothing more than Gingrich being gracious.

If you don’t agree with graciousness as a strategy fine. But that headline? Please.

44 posted on 12/08/2011 8:07:31 PM PST by TBBT
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To: mylife

I find it unlikely Bolton would be happy to serve at Newt’s pleasure.


45 posted on 12/08/2011 8:07:31 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

So do I!


46 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lady Lucky

And for too many here, Newtie can do no wrong.


47 posted on 12/08/2011 8:09:50 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: montag813

Romney would make a pretty good VP - he just wouldn’t make a good Prez. The problem with Romney isn’t that he’s not a sharp tool - he is - the problem with Romney is that he is nothing more than a tool, and a tool, no matter how sharp, cannot be a leader.

With someone there to control his liberal urges, and someone to give him a mission and a goal to spend his managerial fetishes on, Romney would be most useful.

He just shouldn’t be President.


48 posted on 12/08/2011 8:10:30 PM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: montag813

Hell, Noot, why don’t you “reach across the aisle” and have Hillary be your running mate?


49 posted on 12/08/2011 8:11:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: TBBT

I feel the same way about how Perrys Diplomacy with Mexico has been bastardized.


50 posted on 12/08/2011 8:12:02 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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