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Gingrich says he will not drop out of the race tonight [Nevada LIVE THREAD]
Wash Times ^ | 2-4-12 | Hallow

Posted on 02/04/2012 3:55:17 PM PST by VinL

Newt Gingrich will stay in the Republican presidential nomination contest despite an expected loss to Mitt Romney in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses, the former speaker told The Washington Times late Saturday afternoon.

“We had excellent fundraising meetings and calls yesterday,” Mr. Gingrich said. “Super Tuesday and beyond look good.”

The Georgia native thus dispelled rumors circulating in the press that his campaign had scheduled a press conference for late Saturday, after the results were in from the Nevada caucuses.

“We will probably be a solid second here with [Rick] Santorum in last place,” Mr. Gingrich said, while acknowledging indirectly that attracting donors and voters in sufficient force to overtake Mr. Romney will be a challenge in the coming weeks.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2012; gingrich; mo; newt; newtgingrich; nude; nv2012; transparent; va
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To: livius
"Conservative press?"

Not at all being sarcastic here but am truly interested in knowing what "conservative press" there is these days?

51 posted on 02/04/2012 4:36:41 PM PST by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: napscoordinator

Keep telling yourself that and perhaps you will begin to believe it. He is a spoiler and nothing else.

Pray for America


52 posted on 02/04/2012 4:36:56 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: hoosiermama

splain that please...


53 posted on 02/04/2012 4:37:06 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright; All

Exactly. Let’s face it - when you get right down to it, Rick Santorum is just another establishment big-government guy who dances to the tune he’s told to by the insiders. Why do you think he supported Arlen Specter over the much more conservative Pat Toomey in 2004? Sure, I like that he’s socially conservative, but even then, he’s sort of like Mike Huckabee - uses his social conservatism as a cover for “faith-based” social gospel big-governmentism.


54 posted on 02/04/2012 4:37:40 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Yashcheritsiy

You have explained what I call “Santuckabee.”

Or, you could call it Huckatorum.


55 posted on 02/04/2012 4:38:58 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: onyx

Others may disagree, but when this is all over and if Newt is not our nominee, Newt needs to write a book about the coup of the 2012 GOP primary.


56 posted on 02/04/2012 4:39:15 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

IIRC, the RNC rules forbid any state having an early primary (forgot the exact cutoff date, but it’s well after when FL held theirs) from awarding its delegates in an all-or-nothing fashion. In other words, to abide by standing RNC rules, FL has to apportion them proportionally, meaning Newt would get enough of them to still stay ahead of Romney in total delegate count.


57 posted on 02/04/2012 4:41:08 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: rockabyebaby

“Santorum is the ONLY one who can beat Obama.


LMAO, on what planet is this??”

Kolob!!!


58 posted on 02/04/2012 4:41:08 PM PST by Apollo5600
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To: onyx

It’s hard for me to imagine Romney dealing competently with issues like the hot Middle East, N. Korea, Somalia. Don’t think he is fiscally that conservative either.

I support Newt partly because I really like him and to honor my mother who believe that Newt was the consumate conservative — after Reagan and Goldwater. My mother was a very intelligent lady.


59 posted on 02/04/2012 4:41:13 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
...ppl are tweeting they have confirmation that Mitt's backers and Democrats are funding Paul and Santorum...

Ha! Just as I suspected. Hubby told me he heard THREE Santo commercials on Patriot (Sirius) today...just while running quick errands.

I told hubby it HAS to be Williard funding Santo...no way in heck Santo can afford to saturate the market like that!

60 posted on 02/04/2012 4:41:45 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: katiedidit1
Great point....here's my question:

Why is Santo running so many commercials against Newt, if Willard is the "front-runner"?

It's all adding up, and the bottom line points to the rat(s) aka as Willard and his EE friends :(

61 posted on 02/04/2012 4:44:45 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: VinL

I haven’t spoken ill of any of our candidates, save Romney-— But, I doubt Rick would have survived the Newt carpet bombing exemplified by this Ron Paul ad— incredible for the distortions. .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRdqGKA782A


62 posted on 02/04/2012 4:44:57 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Irenic

Could be Atwater, I suppose. Constant faux leaks are a very undermining tactic, and we have certainly seen them used in other campaigns.

I read that Romney hired Bachmann’s debate coach (the one that told her to look like a rabid hyena and go for personal attacks) and this was what enabled him to engage in such fierce and unexpectedly personal attacks on Gingrich. He had done his dirty work through the Super PAC before that.

It didn’t work very well with Bachmann because people probably respond less positively to women who act like rabid hyenas, whereas they may think it’s sort of macho for men to do that. But in any case, Romney’s clearly trying every technique in the book (other than having good ideas and being a conservative and getting his head out of the planet Kolob or Claude or whoever).


63 posted on 02/04/2012 4:47:50 PM PST by livius
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; All
Time to send him some more money.

newt.org

Let's roll!

64 posted on 02/04/2012 4:48:03 PM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: varina davis

It’s hard for me to imagine Romney dealing competently with issues like the hot Middle East, N. Korea, Somalia. /

Romney, being a mormon bishop would have to call the prophet and ask what he should do. He would not do anything on his own without mormon backup. He would bring mormonism right into the WH. Romney needs to go!

GO NEWT!


65 posted on 02/04/2012 4:48:10 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: napscoordinator
Santorum is the ONLY one who can beat Obama.

If Batman has no chance of beating Obama, what makes you think Robin can?

66 posted on 02/04/2012 4:48:30 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (America needs Gingrich in 2012 about as much as England needed Churchill in 1940!)
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To: ansel12

It’s a tried and true trick.


67 posted on 02/04/2012 4:48:50 PM PST by livius
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To: VinL

When Newt wins a state again and in fact several, things will change. Winning is winning and it changes everything. So does losing.


68 posted on 02/04/2012 4:49:50 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: ansel12

“They used the same trick against Fred Thompson.”

They did, but instead of vacillating like Fred, Newt emphatically says that he is going all the way to the convention.


69 posted on 02/04/2012 4:50:57 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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To: Jane Long

It does make sense. Santorum wouldn’t have 2 dimes to rub together if he wasn’t getting help from Romney and dems.


70 posted on 02/04/2012 4:51:11 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: livius

But in any case, Romney’s clearly trying every technique in the book (other than having good ideas and being a conservative and getting his head out of the planet Kolob or Claude or whoever).
********************
Hear, hear!


71 posted on 02/04/2012 4:53:15 PM PST by Irenic
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To: livius
Unless Sarah is Mitt's VP (unlikely), It would be a McCain campaign minus Palin. And you thought McCain lost big.
72 posted on 02/04/2012 4:54:26 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Jane Long

Food for thought on Santorum. I have lost all respect for him. He is not polling well, never had huge multi million dollar super pac ads run against him nor been vetted. He smells a Romney victory and is ready to jump on board. Remember that Santorum LOST his own state so his hope of getting back inside the beltway would be on the coat tails of Romney...as he won his seat on the coat tails of Newts republican revolution the first time.


73 posted on 02/04/2012 4:54:34 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: faucetman

Yes, I agree. Palin was the ONLY reason I voted for McCain and the only person who made the campaign interesting.

That said, if Romney gets the nomination (which is by no means a done deal), I think he’d pick somebody even duller and more out of touch than he is, because I suspect he’s a serious egomaniac and would not like a VP candidate who is more intelligent, more likeable or more anything than he is. Santorum would fill that bill perfectly...


74 posted on 02/04/2012 4:57:20 PM PST by livius
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To: ImpBill

There really isn’t any conservative press now. For some reason, they have all absolutely flooded to Obama-White, making me wonder about their point of view all along.


75 posted on 02/04/2012 5:00:01 PM PST by livius
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To: mardi59
The only person Santorum could replace is Mr. Rogers.

Sorry but Rat beat him to it.
Mr Rat's Neighborhood

76 posted on 02/04/2012 5:02:56 PM PST by Humbug
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To: livius

This has shades of 2008, when Romney floated rumors that Fred Thompson was dropping out. I’m still mad about that one.


77 posted on 02/04/2012 5:03:58 PM PST by CASchack
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To: VinL

Go down fighting Newt. We are with you.


78 posted on 02/04/2012 5:04:44 PM PST by Venturer
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To: livius

Mittens fired the guy.

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/02/03/romney-camp-dumps-new-debate-coach-for-receiving-too-much-credit-for-florida-win


79 posted on 02/04/2012 5:04:51 PM PST by Clyde5445
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To: livius
No there is no conservative media. Need to get on Twitter and over time the right people find each other. If they can coordinate a revolution in the Middle East using social networks, we can coordinate and become a royal pain in the back end for the GOP, and possibly coordinate a takeover of GOP or formation of a new party.

THIS primary is waking enough people up that we have an opportunity and should go after it. Obviously this is assuming the GOP is successful in getting Mitt nominated.

80 posted on 02/04/2012 5:05:06 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: varina davis

ME TOO! My mother loved Mr. Newt, and while she a very virtuous lady, and only married once — to my father, all she ever had was sympathy for Newt’s marital problems (but she also felt very sympathetic toward Hillary Clinton, although she never would have voted for her.)

Part of the reason why I support Mr. Newt is because of my mother, I know if she were still alive, she would have been a Newt supporter from the beginning, instead of a latecomer as I am.

Mr. Newt did make some mistakes here in Nevada. He should have spent the majority of his time here in the north, and not in Vegas. This is where the republicans are located and I thnk he could have won; 12 people showed up for my precinct, 2 Paul supporters, 2 Gingrich supporters, and 8 Romney supporters. We talked for about an hour before we voted. When we voted, the results were 2 Paul supports, 4 Romney supporters, and SIX Newt supporters. Those original 8 supporters were Mormons. Clearly Romney’s support isn’t very deep. Newt could have pulled this off if he had stayed here.


81 posted on 02/04/2012 5:05:56 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I’m sure he’ll write a book one way or the other. He’s a historian.

Pray that he’s successful.


82 posted on 02/04/2012 5:06:17 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
FR Mail to you.

Regarding the total delegate count:
Michael Steele explain the other evening that he was President of the RNC when the rule that NO ONE was to give delegates to winner take all before April 1

The current President wrote a letter, which he released to the press, that he had notified the state that they must award the delegates proportionately.

Newt, campaign chairman, Past AG of Florida has done the legal work to challenge the distribution, but it's not scheduled until a couple of days before the convention.

IMO it would behave the Rules Committee of the RNC to settle the situation ASAP. The media and Romney have created a meme....repetition of a (false) statement to make people believe it's true. If they await until close to the convention and the count is close, the committee will anger either side of the situation. If they decide now that embarrassment and further division of the party will be avoided.

So Please contact either by mail,phone or computer and urge them to decided sooner rather than later.

83 posted on 02/04/2012 5:06:51 PM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: VinL
See, I told ya’ll you needed to chill! :)))

As for the writer of this article, my 7th grade dyslexic son could have done a better job.

GO NEWT!!!
p.s. Call the RNC on Monday and INSIST that they make Florida follow the delegate rule. It cannot be winner take all. If VA has to follow the rules, then so does Florida!

84 posted on 02/04/2012 5:07:32 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: onyx

85 posted on 02/04/2012 5:07:45 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Jane Long; katiedidit1

You have a good point. I wondered about this in Florida, because the day before the election, suddenly Santorum signs started popping up everywhere. The Romney signs had been heavily distributed before that, of course, and on election day, each polling place was practically obscured by a wall of Romney signs.

The Santorum signs were on medians and public thoroughfares, so I know they weren’t put up by genuine volunteers, since it is not permitted to put signs up in these places. The state or county or city, depending on the jurisdiction, removes them and sometimes even bills the campaign for the job.

So the only people who do this are the local winos who are hired by political campaigns to go out and do jobs like this for a few bucks at the last minute.

Santorum had no support here; even Ron Paul had more support. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least to know that Santorum was getting a cash infusion from Romney, at least indirectly.


86 posted on 02/04/2012 5:08:21 PM PST by livius
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To: ReneeLynn

I got a call this morning from RNC for a donation. I advise the gentleman that I had stopped donating to the RNC back when McCain lost. In the future would only donate to Conservaties that had Jim Robinson’s endorsement!
I did this very politely and surprised the H out of my son by not going ballistic.


87 posted on 02/04/2012 5:09:22 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO)
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To: livius

Romney’s Mittwit surrogates have been talking to Newt’s biggest donor ken Adelson, trying to convince him not to contribute any more money to Newt’s Super PAC. Donor-poaching is down there on the Maggot level.


88 posted on 02/04/2012 5:10:10 PM PST by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: onyx

89 posted on 02/04/2012 5:10:16 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Humbug

Okay, so maybe Santorum can take Bozos place and Paul can be Cookie the clown with the Bozo buckets.


90 posted on 02/04/2012 5:10:25 PM PST by mardi59 ( Newt brings hope, and CHANGE is coming. 2012)
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To: VinL

If Gingrich was going to drop out, it doesn’t make sense timing-wise to be scheduled after an expected big showing for Romney. My thinking is possibly the presser was to divert Mitt’s thunder or find another excuse not to call and congratulate the winner ? Supporting Newt mostly as a protest vote, but he really is going to have to find a more mature game plan for these post defeat moments or the rumors of being too mentally unstable to play within systems of established protocol (like the presidency) will only intensify.


91 posted on 02/04/2012 5:11:40 PM PST by erlayman
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To: Bizhvywt

I’m talking about them using the same trick against Thompson in the primary itself, to halt his momentum, not before he entered the race, they would hardly be claiming that he was dropping out, before he entered.


92 posted on 02/04/2012 5:11:40 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Others may disagree, but when this is all over and if Newt is not our nominee, Newt needs to write a book about the coup of the 2012 GOP primary.
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Good idea. I’m rooting for Newt not because he was ever my favorite but for who his enemies are. The left hates him they always have. That includes Romnoid. It turns out that Newt is likeable for a politician and he’s earnest and smart. I’m sticking with Newt till the nomination. Santorum is a RINO phony I just know it.


93 posted on 02/04/2012 5:12:19 PM PST by toddausauras (The)
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To: Right_in_Virginia

Folks if you are short of money there are others ways to help...Go to NEWT.org. at the bottom of the page is a contact tab. After filling out your info, there is a tab for donate....It lists many areas which you might choose to help the campaign.

You can also click the tshirt which will send you to his financial donation page....As little as five dollars is taken.


94 posted on 02/04/2012 5:12:45 PM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Interesting story on Santorum’s Big Government problem.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/02/santorums-big-government-problem/


95 posted on 02/04/2012 5:13:40 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: VinL

D*mn!! It looks like Newt needs a minor miracle. I wonder if the Good Lord has finally turned against America? The contest looks like it is about to become one of “The Divine One” versus the wearer of magic underwear.


96 posted on 02/04/2012 5:14:24 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: onyx
GOP-E is scared to death of NEWT GINGRICH changing Washington, D.C.
It will fund all of his rivals in the attempt to stop him.

No kidding, eh! They will break rules for their boy to keep everything status quo. They just can't allow FL to have to give Newt the EC votes he earned. Nope, that would make him to close to Mitt.

How ya doin, o? We are having another gorgeous day here. Winter escapes us as usual.

97 posted on 02/04/2012 5:18:20 PM PST by CAluvdubya (My preferred taglines are not in the running...)
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To: erlayman
Newt didn't call Willard. Cause he knew HE Newt won the most delegates/counties.

Willard should have called him and conceded.

98 posted on 02/04/2012 5:20:26 PM PST by hoosiermama (FR Unite... Get active contacting MSM, RNC. etc... freepmail : Mountain Mary.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Yes, I agree. Things are changing, and the annointed ones really can’t tell us how to think or control our information anymore (that’s why it’s so important to protect the Internet!).


99 posted on 02/04/2012 5:20:26 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

Fox starting to post numbers on NV. So far less than 1% reporting, Romney 34 Newt 30


100 posted on 02/04/2012 5:22:03 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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