Skip to comments.Gingrich admits Romney would be on his short list for VP
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 Gingrichs 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, Id have to give it thought. He wont 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. Theyre both ambitious, intelligent and susceptible to switching positions.
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Where’s a barf bag?
The speaker acts like a gentleman compared to
despicable Moot Romney’s backstabbing team.
Newt finally is in the lead and declares he might select Romney for VP. Unbelievable.
You know, I think Palin would have had it wrapped up right now!
Golf clap to you, too, Newt.
Spot of tea? Two lumps? Milk?
Is he so stupid that he cannot see that would cost him a lot of votes?
Wake up FReerepublic!
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeey, thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat’s greeeeeeeeaaaaaatt.
That doesn’t help, Newt.
“Wake up FReerepublic!”
Rick Perry Save us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!/sarc
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.
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.
FLASHBACK: Romney lists some potential running mates (Sanford, Gingrich, Jeb Bush)
AP ^ | March 30, 2007
I’d take a stuttering conservative, over a progressive snake oil salesman any day of the week.
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.
Gingrich/Romney—That will certainly fire up the conservatives in this country—as did Dewey/Warren, Nixon/Lodge and Ford/Dole.
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.
I think Gingrich actually said “short bus” list.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?
Well of course you and I can.
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.
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.
That guy just dropped out.
Lol @ Skifooza :D
That made me smile!
This flavor of the day stuff is frustrating.
The guy with no record just dropped out.
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.
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?”
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.
Sorry, I didn’t realize you were speaking literally.
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.
Actually Newt reminds me a little of Trump who he will be on TV with December 27. That should be a love-in.
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.
I’m a siiiick FReeper if skifooza made me laugh :P
He did apologize for that too.
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!
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....)
The more I think about this the more I think that was a condescending dig to Romney but only he got it! LOLOL!!!
“Consider” is political speak for “no comment”.
Seriously, what do they do?
Head the Senate and go to funerals and ceremony’s.
In the minds of so many here, Newt Gingrich can do no right.
Yes, only “smart people” can see that aspect.
To us rubes, it looks like he would consider Romney and that he respects Romney.
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.
I find it unlikely Bolton would be happy to serve at Newt’s pleasure.
So do I!
And for too many here, Newtie can do no wrong.
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.
Hell, Noot, why don’t you “reach across the aisle” and have Hillary be your running mate?
I feel the same way about how Perrys Diplomacy with Mexico has been bastardized.