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Posted on 02/04/2012 7:02:27 AM PST by DaveinOK54
Gingrich to Hold Post-Caucus Press Conference
By Ethan Klapper
Updated: February 4, 2012 | 9:19 a.m. February 4, 2012 | 8:20 a.m.
Instead of the traditional election night party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race. (snip)
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He'd pull that endorsement just for the opportunity to get in front of the cameras again.
With that, he announces hes forming an independent run with Sarah Palin as his running mate, under the banner of the Tea Party.
A year ago, I would have said "No way," but now? Bring it on. No votes for Barack O'Romney.
And if it isn't I am ready to go bury my
because I will be much happier not knowing what is going on around me.
He has since FL. The last few times I've seen him on TV, he seems to have lost that fire.
That does not include voting for a clone.
You are woefully ignorant about Romney and his church ties and his liberal policies.
I don't expect perfection. But I will NOT vote for a liberal cult member. The "R" behind his name means NOTHING. He has NEVER done ANYTHING conservative. EVER.
Keep pushing Romney and you'll be shown the door. Jim has said "NO Romney! No Way!!!"
Newt/Palin equals Steel on Steel. Or as Palin pronounces Still on Still.
Obviously at some time before the actual election day, there may be a time to discuss sensibly what should or should not happen to create a unified front against the communists.
It’s nowhere near that time. Now is the time for Republicans to duke it out.
We could all save the warm fuzzy “common ground” stuff for later. :D
After all what is this. Nerf Republic?
I feel Sarah soon will join the Newt campaign and hit the road to help him defeat Mitt. She will resign FAUX. She will not be as VP but as a masterful campaigner. She will ignite the Conservative base.
I truly feel Sarah does not want Mitt as the nominee. She will pick the best time to help Newt.
Exactly right. We have to stop voting for the "equal of evils." Mitt would only delay the inevitable. Mitt will never get my vote.
Just hate to see people getting zotted. I’m of the old school, I believe the best answer to speech you are offended by, is more speech.
It’s Mr. Thompson’s site, and it’s obviously the best around.
My post actually was more directed to the poster you were responding to. It seems maybe they think we should all work against Obama. An admirable idea.
But it’s not time for that sort of fluff getting along stuff.
Nope, with Mitt and Obama it's the "equal of evils." The destination is exactly the same. Mitt will NEVER get my vote.
Yes we will suffer some more under Obama, but the price we pay for standing up the the BS will be worth it in the long run. In addition, it will send a very loud message to those GOP in office: The fear card will no longer work. Mess with us and we will take you out too, GOT IT. After that they will be more inclined to get Obama under control.
People really need to think about the long term consequences of letting the GOP get away with the coup.
I understand. But Romney is not a good pick. And there are some that are determined to whitewash him. Some by attacking other candidates. Jim drew a line in the sand.
Maybe he promised Newt another $10 million.
I certainly am not planning on failure... I am calling on others to stop planning on it! Ultimate failure that is. I have posted before on how senseless it is to be determining a candidate after 3 primaries and 1 caucus, no matter what has happened in the past.
What I really want to focus on is what each of the candidates will do as president, not the slips of the tongue or past indisgressions and back biting nonesense. I want to see how each stands on his own merit. And I just get annoyed with those who will say if his or her candidate does not get the nod, they will not vote, they will pick up the ball and go home nanner nanner nanner.
Newt torches Romney: It isnt good enough for the Republican party to nominate Obama-lite
Good post, wasted on most freepers.
Name something conservative that Romney has done.
well, there was... and... oh! and... hm...
Pennsylvania is NOT a democrat state. Since 1979, there have been 2 democrat governors and 4 republicans.
Joke, short way of saying, negatives that high are a big problem.
hey! he’s got conservative written on his bus. That’s got to count for something!
Conservative civil war: Tales from the front
He hired the right artist?
Good article. And spot on.
5 things to watch in Nevada
He announces a presser so that will trump him calling Romney to congratulate. I don’t think he is giving up. His speeches have been right on the money. I am hoping Palin enters so the other states will become energized to vote Newt; stop Romney. Something has to be interjected to the media’s spin, Romney can only win (which we know is not true). I don’t care what anybody calls me, I am not voting Romney-my brain won’t go to it. Why should I help the RNC when they don’t respect me as a grassroots person and voter.
However, given this week's edict that the press was pulling coverage off of Newt's campaign, he's going to be forced to get creative about how to gain media attention. See article here. Excerpt:
"This is how it ends for Newt Gingrich. On the day after the South Carolina primary, he had two busloads of reporters, bloggers and electronic media types following his every word. Tomorrow, he won't need two buses. He'll be lucky if the seats are filled on one.
Presidential candidates survive on the oxygen of media coverage. It's what keeps them going, enables them to keep raising money. Once the coverage is withdrawn, it's only a matter of time before their candidacies expire. Out of sight, out of mind, out of money."
Announcing this press conference is one strategy, and probably an effective one, to assure sufficient media coverage of Newt's speech tonight, rather than for him to allow wall-to-wall unanswered coverage of Romney's victory speech.
Newt could use his press time to unroll details of his new "Contract with America" tonight, which he mentioned on Hannity the other night he would be doing soon. He could take a good jab at Santorum by quoting Stephen Yates (Deputy Assistant to Dick Cheney for National Security Affairs for four years) formal statement today that: "I am deeply concerned that Senator Santorum so easily relinquishes space development to the Chinese and Russians."
At the outside margins of unlikely, but really fun, things that Newt could do tonight: given the statement from Stephen Yates, maybe Newt could be joined on-stage by Dick Cheney, who would announce his formal endorsement. And, my favorite fantasy about tonight: Newt could say, "I wanted to hold this press conference so that the entire media will know that I am publicly congratulating Mitt Romney on his victory in Nevada. By doing it this way, I can be sure that nobody gets their panties in a wad over missing a phone call." Yes, I went there. Newt would create a firestorm of media attention for making a joke about Romney and underwear. Newt could escape being portrayed negatively by that simply by saying, "I honestly didn't realize there was something about Mitt's religion that would create heightened sensitivity about such a commonly used phrase." Then he could refuse to comment on it any further. This would force the MSM to discuss why that was offensive to Romney. A lot of people don't know anything about this and have no idea what weirdness is going to come their way if Romney is the nominee. This puts it on the table NOW.
I truly have no idea what Newt's up to with this press conference tonight. I have noticed he's been looking tired the last few days, and I'm frankly a little worried. I'm praying that Sheldon Adelson infused Newt with lots of $$ and renewed energy this week, and that Newt will come out fighting tonight.
Sorry for the ginourmously long reply! I hope your eyes aren't rolling back in your head now. :-)
“I have noticed he’s been looking tired the last few days,”
Really? Did you watch him at the Nevada Church last night?
He looked GREAT, RELAXED and came on strong!
So, I don’t know what you are talking about.
I’m talking about what I’ve observed, and you get to talk about what you’ve observed. That’s how it works.
Name the Republican Governors of Penn, will you?
At least one was a big RINO!
Also, look at the voter registration in Pennsylvania, it favors Democrats, and has for years.
I don't want Romney in the primary but I would support Romney in November, if I have to, against Obama.
My view is shared by a large number of Freepers.
Again, speak for yourself, only.
Should Romney get the nomination, I'll be hoping for a Republican loss in Nov. Obviously, the American people have yet to learn the lessons of the 2008 defeat and the 2010 election victory.
In 2008, Ron Paul was second with less than 14%.
Honestly, I think you ought to be part of Newt’s national campaign team. You have really good ideas about his campaign strategies and tactics. Bravo on your #134 post!
Any poster is free to repost anything the owner has said for information purposes. He has said that those that push Romney should not do so. There is no debate there.
He certainly wouldn't use this venue to announce he's withdrawing.
Regardless of what he's going to say, this may be a smart ploy to grab a little attention away from Mitts probable win.
Did you watch this last night?
He looked GREAT, refreshed, and on fire!
Sure got your panties in a twist there! LOL
Did you watch this?
He looked GREAT and he was on fire.
But like you said, unless of course you didn’t watch it, it is what we observe. :)
I’m glad you liked it :-)
I heard Newt on one of the interview shows yesterday talking about Nevada expectations. He said that 2008 exit polls showed that one out of four Nevada primary voters were Mormon, and 95% of their votes went to Romney. Newt says he’s hoping to be a strong second. I hope so too, but he might be battling RuPaul for that position. Gosh, Nevada is a joke - a Harry Reid-sized joke.
Take your pick, has the GOP committed Suicide again like they did with Dole, or have they handed us Freepers and Tea Partier's our Divorce Papers?
Like the abused wife, I ain't gonna take their crap anymore.
My metaphorical smacking them in the head with a frying pan is writing in Palin, Reagan or Goldwater, whatever name tickles my fancy that day.
To the GOP and their Corination of Romney, Congradulations!
You can win, but you are going to have to do it without me.
I will not enable them anymore...
They are going to get their @$$es handed to them in 2012, it is time for us to build our own party....
“Gosh, Nevada is a joke - a Harry Reid-sized joke.”
I agree completely!