Skip to comments.Gingrich Sees ‘Decisive Victory’ in Florida
Posted on 01/30/2012 6:37:41 PM PST by VinL
A defiant Newt Gingrich closed a rally...predicting,a decisive victory tomorrow...
All our friends the news media who are very excited and eager to end this race as early as possible... They all want to know whats going to happen after Florida, and I keep trying getting across to them: I am in this race where Ronald Reagan was in 1976....We are going to tell the truth, were going to beat a big lie campaign with a big truth campaign, were going to beat money power with people power, we are going to go all the way to the convention and we are going to win in Tampa, and we are going to be the nominee...
Mr. Gingrich has been running an increasingly populist campaign in recent days, seeking to tie his main rival Mr. Romney to Wall Street companies and in particular, Goldman Sachs, which he has accused of fueling attacks on his candidacy.
They had a handpicked candidate in 2008 who was named Barack Obama, they have a handpicked candidate this year named Mitt Romney. They want to make sure that they keep the establishment in charge so that when they need our money that they can get it once again. They are scared to death of a Gingrich presidency for practical reasons, he said.
In June and July the establishment declared me dead, remember? he continued. I was the only guy in the room who didnt know I was dead. By December we were running ahead and then we got hit with $2.5 million in negative advertising, and then we came back in South Carolina. We are promising with your help we are going to communicate the truth better than the consultants can communicate falsehoods.
With your help, we are going to win a decisive victory tomorrow...
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BECAUSE Chuck Norris said so!
As did Jim Robinson, Todd & Sarah Palin, Allen West, Herman Cain, Thomas Sowell, Oliver North, Arthur Laffer, Nathan Deal, Rick Perry, Fred Thompson, J.C. Watts, Michael Reagan, Nancy Reagan, and all brave true conservatives!!
If Newt is within 5 points, it’s a win.
I predict an actual win. The LSM, eGOP, and pollsters have NO IDEA how pizzed we are!!!
Ruh Roh, Romney is out there saying the same thing..
Ruh Roh, Romney is out there saying the same thing..
Really? Perhaps you might post that thread.
I went to Real Clear Politics and the last two polls (29th) only had Romney up by 7. Why isn’t anyone talking about that?
PISSSS OFF THE MACHINE ... VOTE NEWT !
PISSSSS OF THE LIBERALS ... VOTE NEWT !
Run against the establishment.
Run against the media.
You’ve got it. He can get the Perot folks, and the Paul folks, and most importantly, he can coax many of those 50M registered voters who don’t show up— to show up. That’s what Reagan did.
Because that doesn’t discourage conservatives enough.
My how I would LOVE a Newt win tomorrow. Can you just picture all the smarty pants on FNC and Mitt ??? It would be so awesome !
Ode to the Grand Olde Party, and their BFF, the Obamanator.
When Newt or Paul rocks the Establishment Boat,
The GOP oarsmen pull knives from their boots.
The hacking and slashing puts extreme fighting to shame,
Never, no NEVER rock the Establishment Boat!
They cannot win elections, by choice of their suits,
A RINO Nominee is a Democrat, - - - - one and the same.
Two Party as One Party is what they adore.
Never give voters a choice, or politicians
Are out of life-time jobs, forever more.
As we pay our bills,
And hold our noses
As we vote,
The Obamanator holds
His cold, steel knife
To Americas throat - - - - .
Let’s get the word out, Newt cuts Romney’s lead in half.
Encourage conservatives for a change :-)
Because it doesn’t fit the RINO narrative of Romney being “the one”.
That would be sweet! I bet their head would explode! Coulter’s head would probably start spinning and she would start spewing pea soup!
If Romney should win Florida he gets 50 delegates, and would have 80 of 1144 delegates needed to win the nomination, according to CBS News estimates. There are 2286 delegates total, and many of the remaining states are not "winner-take-all," so even the second place finisher can amass delegates in many of the upcoming races.
Just got this email from Newt’s campaign:
Over the last several days, conservative leaders Fred Thompson and Herman Cain have enthusiastically endorsed this campaign, and Sarah Palin once again urged voters to shake up the establishment and “annoy a liberal” by voting for Newt. As the conservatives have continued to stand with this campaign, we’ve seen the polls close to within single digits, with the latest Insider Advantage poll putting Romney’s lead at just 5 points - barely outside the margin of error!
Godspeed, Newt Gingrich.
Romney’s lead is actually dropping, so I’d say that if he wins, it’s not going to be by much. He’s a very unlikeable person and the unlikeable candidate usually loses.
When I was doing calls today, the Romney supporters were probably mostly middle-aged white early retirees (I say that because they were both home during the day, although it’s possible that they were self-employed) who lived on the coasts of Florida. They were probably from the Northeast. I was judging by their voices and the towns in which they lived, which was the only information available to me.
Gingrich supporters were either Hispanics (of all ages) or younger-sounding non-Hispanics, perhaps in their 40s or so, and probably self-employed or in some cases people getting their calls on their business numbers. Women with professional-sounding speech (I knew that at least one was an attorney, for example) seemed to go for Gingrich.
There were also older people from more rural areas who seemed to be Gingrich supporters, although people with strong Western accents (a lot of Floridians in the central and northern parts of the state sound more like Westerners than Southerners) tended to go for Romney.
I didn’t happen to speak with any people who I thought might be black, on the basis of their speech, so I can’t summarize that demographic. I suppose most of them probably wouldn’t be on a GOP list anyway.
Just my informal survey...
Times like think make me grateful for blow, 2 for 1 lap dances in Providence and Luther Vandross music...
Did you find any indication that this race may be shifting, or that there is any backlash against Romeny’s carpet-bomb negative ads?
The Number of Delegates are what is important. This race will not be decided in Florida—its only the beginning.
If Romney should win Florida he gets 50 delegates, and would have 80 of 1144 delegates needed to win the nomination, according to CBS News estimates. There are 2286 delegates total, and many of the remaining states are not “winner-take-all,” so even the second place finisher can amass delegates in many of the upcoming races.
Well, then it’s really silly to get all THAT worked up about Florida then. Santorum will eventually drop out and Newt WILL remain — more time to get his message out ...more time for the truth to emerge. Or whatever. Maybe Santorum will surge ...who knows. But i doubt it.
It will be a hell of a battle, but I believe Newt really can do this ...with OUR help.
We can see now whose help we’re NOT going to get ...so it’s best to go on and re-adjust course!!!
Sounds like the people who think they never have to work again are for Romney and the rest of us who foresee a struggle from here on out are more for Gingrich.
Nice analysis - thank you for the information!
Its gonna be close but I think Newt still may. If he does someone better put a sucide watch on the GOP-E cause their favorite son has just crashed and burned.
BS - Newt offered Florida voters billions in OUR money, via a Moon program, if they would vote for him. He was trying to beat Romney's campaign money with "People" money. He's just another "buy your vote with the taxpayer's money" politician.
On Hannity, with his usual fake smile in tact, Mittens said that Newt’s behavior has been “sad and desperate”.
I hate when commentators are saying that “both sides” are engaging in low blows to each other!
Mittens wrote the book on dirty campaigning. He threw the first punches. What is Newt supposed to do? Sit back and laugh. Of course, he is going to defend himself.
I would like to see Mitt be the one looking sad...after getting soundly trounced tomorrow.
But whatever happens, this just means we have to work harder going forward.
No Romney/No way...ever!!!!
Prayers up for Newt, Calista and all who are working so hard for them in Florida and around the country right now!
Perot was right.
Newt is right.
Newt offered Florida voters billions in OUR money, via a Moon program, if they would vote for him.
He didn’t. He said he would award government prizes, for private firms. He specifically said it wouldn’t be a government project.
Perot was right.
Newt is CNN, I won’t get into it, lest I get flamed. But, if Newt rides that reform message— we have a winner.
"By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon, and it will be American," Gingrich promised during a speech in the city of Cocoa, on Florida's Space Coast, Jan. 25." - per Space.com
The "prizes" are another project altogether: Per Space.com:"... devote 10 percent of its [NASA] funds to prizes aimed at spurring commercial investment in space exploration."
Google this stuff and you'll find that even the European press is laughing this off as an attempt by Newt to buy votes in Florida with the taxpayers money. The Tea Party should be enraged at him for doing this. This is exactly the type of vote buying that got this nation 16 trillion in debt.
Makes me wonder what Newts internal polling is showing.
Actually within 5 points is not a win. Even 30 votes in Iowa is not a win. A week ago, Newt had a 8 point lead in Florida. That is a major crash and burn in just one week.
The problem for Newt is a large majority of donors and voters are going to take Florida as a sign. They are wanting to align behind who they think will be the stronger candidate against Obama and who will win the nomination. After SC, it shook things up and a lot of things got put on hold (like endorsements). Many key players in the republican party were waiting to see who was going to win in Florida. So whoever wins Florida, will quickly start to solidify republican support and financial backers across the country. Florida is more a test about a candidates overall strength and national viability, vs 50 delegates to the convention.
I predict Romney will win Florida by 9-11 points. Newt and Paul will fight on. I think Santorum will wait until after Super Tuesday. He wants to have some delegates to barter with the nominee for a post in the administration. Paul is in it until the end. And my fear is he still may try a 3rd party. Which will doom the republican nominee.
Look, you don’t favor Newt ? That’s fine. You don’t like his moon proposal? That’s OK, too. Just pls don’t distort his position. He did not call for a massive new program— here’s what he said (Wash PO)
“Gingrich proposed doing this without increasing NASAs budget. Instead, hed transform the agencys culture, rely heavily on private industry and leverage American ingenuity. He said hed use 10 percent of the NASA budget which would amount to nearly $2 billion a year to create prizes, incentives for entrepreneurs to achieve spaceflight milestones.”:
That’s it. I don’t have to Google or read the socialist European press. I heard him say what he said.
I appreciate your opinion, but the last thing I’m concerned about with Newt is that he would enlarge government.
“My how I would LOVE a Newt win tomorrow. Can you just picture all the smarty pants on FNC and Mitt ??? It would be so awesome !”
After a few days of pessimism am seeing a ray of hope.
My feeling is the Machine has Mitch Daniels warming up in the bullpen. If Newt knocks another home run off Willard tomorrow, the Machine is going to drop him like a bad habit and turn to Daniels. That will be fun to watch Tokyo Rove, Dana Perino, Britt Hume, Charles Krauthammer and all the other smarties at Faux News abandon the guy they have been trying to cram down our throats.....and by the way, Daniels won’t have a chance either. Newts support is rock solid and growing every day.
Dare we hope? Go Newt!! As disgusted as I have been with Fox, I must admit that having Sarah on Hannity tonight sure helped Newt...I hope !
Why can't you face up to his blantant attempt to buy votes with tax dollars? This action by him flies in the face of everything the Tea Party stands for with regard to cutting spending. If you love him so much you should have the guts to call him on it.
Newt said the space program would be funded with 80-90% private money. If you don’t understand how a great space program is vital to national security, especially when China is already planning to do the same thing that Newt wants to do, then I weep for the future.
Running against the WALL STREET insiders is even more important than running against Washington. It’s impossible to understand just how corrupt Washington is unless the voters understand how both corporations and unions are gaming the system and engineering tax breaks and bailouts for themselves. Newt needs to stick to this message of the elites using money and power to steal more and more money and power from the average person. I agree with what Dick Morris said that Newt seems to be leaning so hard on the anti-Romney stuff that he’s losing sight of pushing more of the big picture issues that fed his rise in November. I’m concerned that painting Romney as a flip-flopper isn’t sinking in enough, or voters are just dismissing it because they think every politician gets called that, without realizing just how much Romney breaks the record books on it.
Why can’t you face up to his blantant (sic) attempt to buy votes with tax dollars?
What tax dollars? He has said he would take the existing Nasa budget, and take 10% and award it as prizes to private companies for the project.
Now, pls tell where the tax increase is?
Praying for Newt to win. Knock out Willard, please!
Who said there was a tax increase?
I could be misreading- but I think he’s starting to carry your message in the last few days. That’s what has me optimistic. I don’t think he ever wanted to wholly estrange the establishment— (wall St or DC) —but his hand was forced. Now, he’s all in. For instance, he has an ad out detailing all the contributions Romney is getting from the banks—
Newt’s in a unique position. The establishment took down outsiders Perot, Palin, Cain, Paul -— but Newt can coalesce all those views- and the establishment may not be able to stop him. Now, that would be fun.
Amazing how so many of you are so devoted to this typical Washington politician that you can't face reality. You KNOW, absolutely KNOW, that Newt was using this to buy votes on the cheap [ with your money] --- this is typical Washington vote buying. If you are really that naive, then I "weep for the future"
You got me, tanker. Talk it over with, Mr Bayonet (above), who’s saying that Newt is buying votes with tax dollars.
There is no need for a tax increase, there doesn’t even need to be a budget adjustment...because this whole Moon Base thing is just undulterdated BS to buy Florida votes.
We’re 16 trillion in debt. It’s going nowhere. It’s just typical politics of the kind that Newt is supposed to be opposed to. Stay devoted to him if you like, but don’t close your eyes to the reality that you a being manipulated by a professional.
There is no need for a tax increase, there doesnt even need to be a budget adjustment...because this whole Moon Base thing is just undulterdated BS to buy Florida votes.
“Gingrich has touted the idea of a moon base since at least 1984, when his book “Window of Opportunity: A Blueprint for the Future” outlined his plans for an “opportunity society.”
He didn’t dream this up a week ago to get votes. It’s just Newt.
You’re wrong. Newt was dubbed “Newt Skywalker” in the past for his heavy interest in science and technology issues while in Congress. I believe he’d be going for this space program expansion strictly as a vanity project if he could, whether or not he thought it would get him votes. This is a project of passion for him.
You’ve gone off the anti-big-government deep end if you’re going to start criticizing the space program. That’s like saying we shouldn’t have a military because it’s just another big government program. This is something that cannot be done at this point strictly by the private sector. It’s also a vital national security issue. Letting China lead the way into space is like being in Europe and saying you’ll let some other country set sail for the Americas while you sit at home distributing food stamps and government cheese.
I'm criticizing politicians. For years I've criticized politicians who buy votes with promises of, or actual, taxpayer money. If they weren't spending money buying votes we would have the resources to fund other projects and we could do it without going into debt. These are the people who have run up a 16 trillion dollar debt for my grandchildren and I'm totally fed up with them. I have no favorite candidate. I know Newt did what he did because he can't match Romney's funds, but he did exactly what the Tea Party has opposed. If we are going to change things we have tell these politicians we know what they are doing, it is unacceptable, and you will lose my support if you do it.
I would urge Newt supporters to "call" him on it. Tell him you know what he was doing and that it is unacceptable. "Calling them on it" [which Romney actually did in the debate] is the only way to end this practice.