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Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost GOP control of Congress
The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 01/22/2012 12:45:07 PM PST by Qbert

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress.

Henry Barbour, a top Rick Perry fundraiser who endorsed Mitt Romney after the Texas governor dropped out, said Gingrich could not beat President Obama and would cost Republicans many House and Senate seats.

Barbour told The Hill that endorsing Romney and coming to his South Carolina rally was a "very easy decision" because of Gingrich, who he said would turn the presidential race from a referendum on Obama into "the adventures of Newt Gingrich."

"Newt would be a disaster as the nominee," he said. "He will put the House at risk. He will put our chances of taking the Senate down the tubes."

Barbour, who ran his uncle Haley Barbour's successful reelection campaign as Mississippi governor, warned that Gingrich would cost the GOP chances at some governorships as well, and could not beat Obama.

"He's too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can't win independent voters and we can't win the White House without independent voters. He would be a disaster for our down-ticket candidates and our gubernatorial candidates."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: barbour4romney; gingrich; house; perry; rinos4romney; romney
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To: Qbert

Translate: they’ll do everything they can to lose congress if we nominate Newt.


21 posted on 01/22/2012 12:59:08 PM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Qbert
"The Establishment trotting out the same old, predictable, fear-mongering tactics.

(Remember how they all warned in unison that "Toomey was going to lose in Pennsylvania because of Christine O'Donnell", etc.?...)"

The same people torpedoed Toomey's run against Arlen "Scottish Law" Specter.

22 posted on 01/22/2012 12:59:21 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: Qbert
Some losers will say anything!
23 posted on 01/22/2012 12:59:53 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Parley Baer

This is Henry Barbour, Haley Barbour’s nephew.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 1:00:18 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Qbert
"He's too polarizing a figure to win the White House. He can't win independent voters and we can't win the White House without independent voters."

Barack the Kenyan did it? Why can't an American do it?

25 posted on 01/22/2012 1:00:32 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Independent" and "moderate" voters are overrated.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

The RINO’s have conveniently forgotten the 2010 elections where the Democrats lost huge to the Tea Party Conservatives in Local, State, and National offices.

Yes, a few RINO’s won in 2010 but the big wins were the Tea Party Conservatives.

The RINO’s are most afraid that a Gingrich nomination would result in huge wins by Conservative GOP candidates and the RINO’s would no longer control the GOP.


26 posted on 01/22/2012 1:01:35 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Qbert

This is exactly wrong. It is MITT who does not have the support of the base and will cause reduced R voting enthusiasm. Newt is a lightning rod and will have both sides itching to pull the lever for or against.


27 posted on 01/22/2012 1:02:06 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Qbert
He's RIGHT! It will cost the GOPE seats. They will be replaced with Conservatives for a change. The Washington Elite are truly shaking in their panties...... This is getting kind of fun to watch. Especially after the way Coulter and Christie came unglued. It's a REEELy, REEEly, BIG SHEOWWW!
28 posted on 01/22/2012 1:03:16 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Qbert

Amazing how many people I have lost all respect for...Haley Barber...Niki Haley...Brit Hume...Ann Coulter...


29 posted on 01/22/2012 1:04:01 PM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: Qbert

30 posted on 01/22/2012 1:04:00 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: ChocChipCookie

"How on earth does he figure this? If enough people like Newt’s style, why would they turn around and vote Democrats for Congress and Senate?"

It's a left-wing argument that they've bought into. It's okay for Obama to demolish the country with Eurosocialist-style, leftist policies, but if a candidate runs on Conservatism, then independents will supposedly run away in horror. Never mind the fact, of course, that the last time we had somebody run a Conservative campaign, we won two landslides...

31 posted on 01/22/2012 1:04:42 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

OH! Obama isn’t a polarizing candidate?


32 posted on 01/22/2012 1:05:36 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Qbert

OH HENRY!! Really?


33 posted on 01/22/2012 1:06:57 PM PST by FishinTX
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To: jimbo123

Rino’s are all we have left


34 posted on 01/22/2012 1:08:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Qbert

Not likely, and if anyone is going to lose the house, it will be the GOP considering it hasn’t done one damn thing with it since we awarded to the worthless, useless GOP.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 1:11:09 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Qbert

You gotta love the First Amendment. You can say any BS, and others can respond.

In 2008, we went with the ‘safe’, Establishment, candidate and not only got Obama, we got a Democrat filibuster-proof Senate and a huge Democrat majority in the House.

Nominating a candidate that puts the base to sleep does not help ONE BIT when it comes to Congress.


36 posted on 01/22/2012 1:11:26 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: personalaccts

"How did that great John McCrap do?"

Yep. And somehow, despite the fact that the Establishment got their favorite moderate RINO, the GOP got slaughtered in the House and Senate with him at the top of the ticket...

37 posted on 01/22/2012 1:11:37 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

any cost to congress will be BY the GOP members, not Newt


38 posted on 01/22/2012 1:11:45 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Qbert

Me to GOP elite RINO’s

Romney nomination will cost you the vote of a life long straight ticket Republican voter.


39 posted on 01/22/2012 1:14:33 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: Qbert
Cost GOP control?

If by GOP you are referring to the shadow DNC. then yes.

40 posted on 01/22/2012 1:15:07 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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