Skip to comments.For Gingrich, it's all math
Posted on 02/05/2012 11:11:09 PM PST by VinL
In a meeting room at the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas over the past week, Newt Gingrich mapped out a detailed strategy that would keep him in the presidential race all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.
The crux of the former House speaker's new plan is math: a complex analysis of each state's delegates, how they're awarded and how many, reasonably, Gingrich can expect to win...
The winning candidate needs 1,144 delegates to claim the nomination..... Gingrich's team has studied the convoluted rules. Using targeted phone lists and targeted mail and focusing on more conservative areas, even in states such as Massachusetts and Vermont that Romney is expected to win, he hopes to pick up enough delegates, one by one, to make it to the convention.
According to two operatives close to Gingrich who requested anonymity to speak freely about internal discussions, the campaign will focus heavily on Georgia and Tennessee, which vote on Super Tuesday, March 6, as well as Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Louisiana, which vote later in the month....
Gingrich also has three surrogates who will begin campaigning heavily this month: former senator and presidential contender Fred Thompson of Tennessee, former congressman J.C. Watts of Oklahoma and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. All three have significant followings among conservative voters, particularly evangelicals, whose votes could be crucial in the South....
Gingrich is also focused on early voting - making a stop this week in Ohio, where early voting is set to begin in advance of Super Tuesday.
His strategists are also lobbying Fox News and ABC to add debates to the schedule between now and March...
(Excerpt) Read more at concordmonitor.com ...
Anyway, this article was the only non-attack I could find on Newt. I edited it for space-one may wish to hit the link to read the full article.
It’s not a good sign if Gingrich has gone from trying to win the nomination to hoping for, at best, keeping Romney under 50%+1 for a brokered convention.
Hey Chris— you might check out Dowd’s piece. Here’s what this ingrate Castellanos offered:
“Catellananos weaves the common tale of a “great but frustrated” man: “The first wife, and often the second, do not grasp his brilliance or grandeur. The starter wives try to confine him in their small world. But his drive to fulfill his gargantuan potential is too powerful. He rebelliously breaks conventions.
“Then he finds the muse who sees him as he sees himself. He is a man of history and belongs to something larger. She agrees that his rejections have been the fault of the audience. They cannot stare into a light so bright. She directs and channels him, saying, ‘This is what you have to do to achieve your destiny.’
“Now he is unleashed. The best and worst of him have been fed and watered.”
What a creep!
I’m tellin ya. Don’t mess with a genius!
How’s that different?
What is it with these people?
It’s Alinsky....remember Newt mentioning the name.
There is some of the dope on Alinsky and the Romney connection here:
His first wife was his high school Geometry teacher. Today she would be in jail.
His second wife has a thick FBI file that states she’s “mentally unstable”. She would be in prison, if there hadn’t been a plea bargain.
All the article is doing is applying Alinsky step #12. Trying to separate Newt from his base. Doesn’t matter if they lie or cheat as long as the outcome is achieved.
Newt and I are on the same page, under the circumstances, if it includes any and all things pointy and sharp-tipped, aimed squarely at the RINO Establishment and their socialist prop Romney. Brokered convention, bring it on. Imploded Republican Party, please pass more of that.
We all know what kitchen sinks are for, and it’s time to prove we know also how to lob one.
Newt is just the one to lead a revolution for an encore.
Then he finds the muse who sees him as he sees himself. He is a man of history and belongs to something larger. She agrees that his rejections have been the fault of the audience. They cannot stare into a light so bright. She directs and channels him, saying, This is what you have to do to achieve your destiny.
That sounds like Obama, with his wife coming along later after his ‘other’ relationships.
And looks like the angry media is trying to get Newt into another tic for tat fight while keeping him off his strong message and making his base feel weakened to his strengths. Praying real hard for Newt to remain wise and be above their traps. I am not leaving his side. I have never seen people so manipulative like they have been with Newt.
oh, she is a creep.
Actually, I was talking about Catallanos, but her, too. I get the impression she doesn’t like men folk very much. -:)
Take a look at the other piece I just posted, it’s kinda interesting.
Night Christie, night all.
RINOs coming out of the woodwork... thats a good thing..
Should be registered and noted who they are...
Would never have figured Army as a Romneynoid..
Who doesnt know Romney is flaming moderate..
more debates...yippee....newt..if 18 aint done it then 4 or 5 more wont either
nonsense. Newt has just as much reason to stay in as Romney and more than Ron Paul or Rick Santorum. This really ought to be a two person race at this point and as far as most of us are concerned, it is.
Put the repugnant snarkiness of Maureen Dowd aside to contemplate the hard truth of this observation. The hard truth is that women viscerally dislike Calista Gingrich.
Gingrich's gender gap might well be the final obstacle which deprives him of the nomination. In my view Bitch Dowd is correct, Gingrich always suffered from a gender gap and his wife aggravates it. She compares unfavorably on television with Mrs. Romney.
Full disclosure: I'm early Gingrich supporter and I am very little preoccupied about where he is put his little wee wee in the past.
Heck, the Dems criticized Bush’s wife, the perfectly inoffensive Laura, precisely because she was inoffensive. On the other hand, Obama’s extremely unpleasant wife was no barrier to his getting the Dem nomination.
I don’t think people vote for the wife and family anymore.
Speaking of which, have you seen a photo of Romney’s sons? They all have crazy eyes and faces with that wierd Mormon-missionary blankness. If people do vote for the candidate’s family, I don’t think they’re going to want to vote for that pack of oddities.
What happened with Florida? will Newt pick up any delegates?