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Krauthammer: Gingrich Isn't Bluffing About Going To The Convention
Fox News via Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/31/2012

Posted on 01/31/2012 7:39:51 PM PST by GVnana

The panel discusses an interview with Newt one day prior to the Florida primary where Gingrich signals his intention to take the fight to the convention.

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I'm not bluffing either. VIDEO at link.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 7:39:52 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

If Romney beat Newt by a “landslide” 14 points, Newt OBLITERATED Santorum by an embarassing 20 point spread after being attacked by Romney and the GOP-E for ten days. Rick is delusional.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 7:42:06 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: GVnana

well... even Reagan lost in 1976 to a moderate insider (Ford) but came back and swept it in 1980. Remember it was at the convention that Reagan made that amazing speech, and everyone suddenly realized that they had made an HUGE mistake by not backing him over the idiot Ford.

I would vote for Newt if he ran 3rd party.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 7:43:35 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: GVnana

Good. Make RINO heads explode.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 7:44:02 PM PST by max americana (Buttcrack Obama is an idiot)
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To: GVnana

I think our best chance is for all candidates to stay in through the convention (Romney can drop out, idc) and result in a brokered convention. I don’t think Newt can handle Mitt 1-on-1 but with Santorum strong in the midwest and Paul in the caucuses we could still get Anyone But Romney.


6 posted on 01/31/2012 7:46:17 PM PST by RygelXVI
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Me, too.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 7:48:15 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: ez

Yes, rick is delusional. He could not carry his own home state against the dumbest man ever to run for political office. If Santorum were running for student council president, he might have a chance. But, pres of the United States? It ain’t gonna happen. I sure wish he wuld pull out and let romny and Gingrich battle it out on an even field.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 7:49:41 PM PST by hampdenkid
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To: GVnana

Yes, all the way to the convention! Would love nothing better than to see scores of Gingrich delegates booing the sh^t out of Romney lackeys in Tampa.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 7:52:45 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: All; GVnana
Newt might not be bluffing but will the voters ahead fold their tents and give up after Florida and the Romney-friendly territory ahead throughout Feb. like Mormon-heavy Nevada where he won about 51% in 2008 and Michigan where his dad was governor, he was born, and he won with 39% in 2008 or Maine which he won with about 52% in 2008?

WHERE does Newt make a stand in February? Arizona is the end of the month; there's almost no debates.

10 posted on 01/31/2012 7:52:58 PM PST by newzjunkey (Media will say a FL win returns Romney to the "inevitability" path. Fight back.)
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11 posted on 01/31/2012 7:53:57 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

good idea...newt 3rd party! [if necessary].


12 posted on 01/31/2012 7:54:39 PM PST by biggredd1
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To: ez

and Newt blasted past Romney with what 12.4% margin in SC. It ain’t over. 46 more states to go. Go Newt!


13 posted on 01/31/2012 7:55:35 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

Plus Romney’s win percent is shrinking after starting 51-28, a 23 point win is down to 14 with 5 percent yet to report. I think they are holding that last 5 percent because Romneys final win will be down to 45-33 and not look so big in the end.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 7:58:56 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: newzjunkey
The Georgia primary is March 6 and from what I hear, it has more delegates than Florida!

Check out the polls by state on the RCP page from this video.

Gingrich STILL LEADS ROMNEY in the national polls.

It's going to be a slugfest.

15 posted on 01/31/2012 7:59:48 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: GVnana

did ya see the guy on Hannity say Rubio isn’t a NBC and Sean laughed at him? OMGoodness . . . Sean is such an idiot. He doesn’t even know what a NBC is. I like Rubio but facts is facts. Even Rubio knows it. That is why he smiles politely when asked about VP spot.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 8:03:35 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo
The reapportionment district map redraw by the Court has Texas in a full dead stop. We now don't even have a primary date, since no agreement over the weekend.

Dems are playing this to the hilt. Supreme Court chastised the 3 judge panel. But they are still obstinate.

When we get to vote (155 delegates) Mitt will get creamed. He can forget about TX and OK. He Will NOT carry the South.

17 posted on 01/31/2012 8:05:07 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: GVnana
Yup, I think Mitt got more of a headache now than ever, because Newt ain't bowing out. All he has is Florida and New Hampshire. I hears Mitt will lose Michigan.

We just need to stress 3 key items:

Obamacare was drafted from Romneycare.
Romney is pro abortion and pro gun control.
George Soros likes Romney

18 posted on 01/31/2012 8:06:07 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: GVnana

Seems to me Romney went all in and blew 10% of his expected wallet. For one state? For one percent of the delegates?
Quick math for him to win majority delegates would be he needs to spend $1 per vote or there about.

Burn baby! You can only spend so much to get to yes and then you are bankrupt against Obama, who will be able to outspend you 5 or 6 to 1.

Good luck making that work.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 8:12:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Texas Fossil

From your lips to God’s ears, Texas.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 8:23:33 PM PST by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: ez

MITT 46% NEWT 32% RICK 13% RON 7%...

That ain’t no landslide!

Before I saw the numbers they made it sound like 86% for Mitt.

46% is nothing when you consider early voters and money spent and lying media.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 8:27:42 PM PST by donna (I want to live in a Judeo/Christian country where we know that, before God, men & women are equal.)
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To: RygelXVI
we could still get Anyone But Romney.

In a brokered convention that's exactly what we would get...generic ABR--some compromise acceptible to all the scum we've been fighting against for months now.

22 posted on 01/31/2012 8:34:38 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: donna

I thought the same....when I heard it...I said...NEWT got 32%!!!!


23 posted on 01/31/2012 8:39:10 PM PST by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: newzjunkey

Don’t count out Nevada, yet, please. We are not all mormons. We know just how racists the mormons are, we hear the N-word come out of their sanctimonious mouths without the slightest sense of shame, and we know the democrats are going to kill us with this institutionalized racism if we let romney be the nominee. It is sad that no one in the GOP is willing to be frank about mormon bigotry and racism. Do you know the mormon bishops believe they have authority over every single person living in their stakes? We (my family) live a few blocks away from one of their so-called chuches and I darn well don’t want some busy-body mormon bishop thinking he has the authority to be sticking his nose into our affairs because we are conveniently close. So my family and I will definitely be at our caucus on Saturday. In the very mormon parts of our state, non-mormons really have few civil rights. Need to go to small claims court against a mormon in a mormon county, lots of luck to you, you are going to need it! Frankly, while it may not be about mormonism in other parts of the country, here where we know what we could all be facing, it is definitely part of the equation!


24 posted on 01/31/2012 8:39:53 PM PST by erkelly
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To: klimeckg
Three other things:

George Soros likes Romney!!!!

George Soros says Romney is almost the same as obama.

obama is the WORST President in American history!!!! So if Romney is "almost the same as obama", that doesn't speak very well of him, does it?

25 posted on 01/31/2012 8:53:40 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: RygelXVI
Brokered convention is our only hope to avoid Candidate Mittens which means it is also our only hope to avoid Obambi's second term.

It probably is a long shot to happen, and even if it does it likely means a "compromise candidate" would emerge. Mitch Daniels would be my bet.

Not a good night for conservatives tonight I am afraid.

26 posted on 01/31/2012 8:53:46 PM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: GVnana

Does this sound dumb? I believe we should all go to the Convention, Thousands of us, We should let the RINO’s know who own the party by being there. If the Occupy people get in our way step on them.

It’s tim we real Conservative Republicans took back our party.


27 posted on 01/31/2012 8:56:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: GVnana

Does this sound dumb? I believe we should all go to the Convention, Thousands of us, We should let the RINO’s know who own the party by being there. If the Occupy people get in our way step on them.

It’s time we real Conservative Republicans took back our party.


28 posted on 01/31/2012 8:56:53 PM PST by Venturer
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To: RygelXVI
I think our best chance is for all candidates to stay in through the convention

Then we can stampede in the convention, trample the Yacht Club snobs, toss the MSM Liars out on their ass, and draft Sarah.

'Twould be glorious -- a veritable Tea Party in a Beacon Hill double-parlor!

;)

29 posted on 01/31/2012 8:57:30 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Qwackertoo
Sean is such an idiot. He doesn’t even know what a NBC is.

Hell, I'm not an NBC, either. My mother was still an alien national when I was born. And when my little sister was born, our mother had taken papers and been naturalized -- but sister was born on Canadian soil, so she was dual-citizenship until she turned 18 and began voting here in the States. But she's not NBC, either, as a result.

Both of us are patriots, but the facts are the facts. Neither of us is a "natural born citizen".

Neither are Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal. The 64 billion dollar question is, is Barky? I'm leaning, no. I think he was a dual for a long time -- or maybe didn't renaturalize as U.S. citizen when he returned from years in Jakarta as an Indonesian citizen under their law.

30 posted on 01/31/2012 9:03:23 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: GVnana

Mittens couldn’t get to 50% even after blowing $17MILLION in one freaking State! IN A FLIPPING PRIMARY! Where he was already up by 20-points back in November. If I were Mittens, I would definitely NOT be celebrating!


31 posted on 01/31/2012 9:06:13 PM PST by RocketMan1 (The Revolution has begun?)
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To: GVnana

Krauthammer praised Newt’s concession speech tonight and said repeatedly it was the best one of the night. I was out and haven’t seen it yet but the thing must have been absolutely amazing for Krauthammer to have been willing to admit it was the best of the night.


32 posted on 01/31/2012 9:11:11 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: erkelly

I hope that you all know that Mitt Romney used to BE a Mormon “bishop”, and even worse—a Mormon stake president!!!!

Way back when I was growing up in Arizona, there were all those rumors about a “Mormon mafia” that backed Mormon businesses so that non-Mormons wouldn’t stand a chance against them. Was the “Latin American money” that started Bain Capital actually Mexican Mormon money? I don’t know, but it’s worth checking out.

I wish that the Mormons would stop telling lies about the Church being “lost”. If the rank-and-file Mormons knew even one iota about the Orthodox Church, they would shut up with that garbage.

http://orthodoxwiki.org/Mormonism

Better yet, they might BECOME Orthodox in large numbers, thus solving your problems—and theirs!!!!

Since it’s so very easy to find out about Orthodox Christian history etc., I imagine that the Mormon higher-ups know all about it, how it falsifies nearly everything about Mormonism, and are concealing it from their “flock”. And the rank and file are kept so very busy with all the work it takes to be a Mormon (besides career and family life) that they don’t have time to learn either.


33 posted on 01/31/2012 9:11:18 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: klimeckg

I wonder why Romney’s stance on the 2nd amendment hasnt been hammered by Newt?


34 posted on 01/31/2012 9:31:40 PM PST by TEXOKIE (... and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all FREEPERS EVERYWHERE!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Alright, what is an NBC?


35 posted on 01/31/2012 9:34:02 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: ez
Rick is delusional.

Rick is splitting off part of the conservative vote as he auditions for Romney's VP slot.

36 posted on 01/31/2012 9:36:15 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Honorary Serb

Interesting. But I am so beyond conspiracy theories about Mormons! You don’t have to believe in Mormon conspiracies to know that he’s an absolutely HORRID candidate who cannot win against even the disaster known as 0BowMao!


37 posted on 01/31/2012 10:22:26 PM PST by RocketMan1 (The Revolution has begun?)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Natural Born Citizen


38 posted on 01/31/2012 10:34:46 PM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: RocketMan1

My mother-in-law always joked about the local liquor store owner made more money selling to mormons out the back door, than he made through the font door.


39 posted on 01/31/2012 10:36:44 PM PST by DISCO
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To: TexasFreeper2009
well... even Reagan lost in 1976 to a moderate insider (Ford) but came back and swept it in 1980.

But, this time, we don't have four more years to spare.

40 posted on 01/31/2012 10:48:24 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Lancey Howard

Even with Santorum as VP, Istill would not vote for him...there is no one for VP that could cause me to prostitute my vote.....


41 posted on 02/01/2012 1:34:04 AM PST by goat granny
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To: GVnana

Newt may not be bluffing, but the bigger question is whether or not his contributors are going to be willing to finance him all the way to the convention. There are not many “Newt friendly” states this month, and after awhile the theme of inevitability is going to set in. Championed of course by the LSM and mitt.

People will vote for a losing candidate much faster than they’ll contribute money to one.


42 posted on 02/01/2012 2:37:12 AM PST by RKBA Democrat (Rand Paul for President 2016 (FR still rocks!!))
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“well... even Reagan lost in 1976 to a moderate insider (Ford) but came back and swept it in 1980”

Too bad the country will be completely destroyed in another 4 years. Mittwit doesn’t even qualify as a conservative and hussein is sure to win this one if romney is his opposition. His negative campaign in buying Fla has turned off true conservatives and independents.


43 posted on 02/01/2012 3:25:21 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: GVnana

The idea that Romney will have the support of the base once the nomnation is clinched is delusional. He has a huge problem that he will have to address. There is no getting around it: Many, many right of center voters would rather see Obama win another term, than vote for another RINO.


44 posted on 02/01/2012 3:48:49 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: RocketMan1

Whether you believe the “Mormon Mafia” conspiracy theories or not (and I really don’t know if they are true), the BASIC Mormon “conspiracy”/scandal re ignoring or concealing easily obtainable facts about the Orthodox Church—and for that matter, American Indian genetics—has got to be true!!!!


45 posted on 02/01/2012 6:26:04 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Honorary Serb

I didn’t say that “I don’t believe in Mormon conspiracy theories,” I just stated that they are the least of my worries. I’m more concerned that MITTENS is a HORRIBLE candidate who claims to be “Republican”/”Conservative” yet he has NEVER shown ANY “Republican”/”Conservative” tendencies! All Hussein has to do is open the first debate saying: “I’m mmm mmm mmm Barack Hussein 0BowMao, and I would like to thank the Governor for passing the first individual mandate and the prototype for 0BowMaocare.”

Game. Set. Match.

And yet, Mittens seems to be the choice of the establishment (no surprise there) and “Conservatives” who have voted in the Florida primary. We deserve the hell that we get if 0BowMao-lite gets elected! He will ***NEVER*** repeal 0BowMaocare!


46 posted on 02/01/2012 9:09:29 AM PST by RocketMan1 (The Revolution has begun?)
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To: Vendome
10% of his expected wallet.

As much as we appreciate your concern, remember Mitt got him a real BIG WALLET!

Those 55 FL delegates cost him let's see here, about$20 Million. That's only about $364,000 per delegate. Relax, he can buy them all at those rates.

Also remember, Mitt believes he will become a god on some planet or other. Maybe it's this planet.

47 posted on 02/01/2012 9:19:34 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: lentulusgracchus
Lentulus, focus, please, or I'll tell your brother.

The Mombasa MF is not a "Natural Born Citizen" because his daddy (or to be specific, the drunken wife-beater' left-wing Kenyan polygamist,and very poor driver he says was his daddy) was not an American citizen. That's all ... and that's enough.

the rest ... Indonesia ...Adoption ... Naturalization or Re-Naturalization, Hawaii, Vancouver, Seattle, Kenya, Birth Certificates forged or not, phony SS#, etc, etc. are all heinous crimes, if anyone cares to listen. But bottom line, they are just grist for the lawyer mills of
Team Obama's Operation Obfuscation:
Department of Misdirection, and Cunctatory Tactics .

You really interested in that stuff ... see Dr. Orly Taitz ... and get a good cleaning while you're at it. If Team Obama ain't paying her, they ought to be, because she has kept the main issue off the table, and just lately on her back burner.

Which has not in the least lessened my great love for her. Fine Dentist and a Good Looker!

48 posted on 02/01/2012 9:38:47 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Honorary Serb
Serb, I was so appalled by your anti-Mormon remarks that I have taken steps to assure that YOU will NEVER become a god on another planet ... like Mitt.

But all will be forgiven, if you will take the Mormon Correspondence Course. I am sure that you will not only see the light, as if through magic spectacles, but Mitt will get you a deal on that trick underwear.

49 posted on 02/01/2012 9:43:37 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: Honorary Serb
Serb, I was so appalled by your anti-Mormon remarks that I have taken steps to assure that YOU will NEVER become a god on another planet ... like Mitt.

But all will be forgiven, if you will only take the Mormon Correspondence Course. I am sure that you will not only see the light, as if through magic spectacles, but Mitt will get you a deal on that trick underwear.

50 posted on 02/01/2012 9:49:15 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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