Skip to comments.Gingrich Floats Possibility of ‘Open Convention’
Posted on 02/07/2012 9:13:11 PM PST by VinL
Declaring that he is in the race for the long haul, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich floated the possibility Tuesday night that Republicans may have the first open convention since 1940.
Im certainly in it all the way to the convention. Well see what happens, Gingrich told CNN. At the rate were going, you could have the first open convention since 1940 which would give you something to cover that you would just love.
In the 1940 Republican National Convention the first televised contest Wendell Willkie of Indiana was nominated for president on the sixth ballot in Philadelphia, according to various reference sources...
Gingrich predicted that Romney will not do as well as he did in 2008 in those states. Missouri has no delegates at stake in its primary.
I think the big story coming out tonight is its very hard for the elite media to portray Gov. Romney as the inevitable nominee after tonights over...,
Gingrich said that he has been focusing on winning the battleground state of Ohio during the March 6 Super Tuesday battle, when voters in 10 states head to the polls.
We, I think, have a very real chance of winning Ohio so its very exciting to be here, said Gingrich, who is also focusing on Arizona and Michigan on Feb. 28 and Tennessee and Georgia on Super Tuesday.
I think were going to do very well on Super Tuesday. Were going to compete very intensely in Arizona and Michigan, he said, noting that he spoke with Texas Gov. Rick Perry earlier today.
We have a very strong operation in Texas. We have a very strong operation in Georgia. Our goal is through Super Tuesday; we then go to Alabama and Mississippi and then we go to Texas... (snip)
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Texas is still doing just fine under Perrys guideance.
Much better than Ozero or Mitts Mass.
I got no problems with his office.
Ryan or Rubio are prima facie possibilities- Ryan showed backbone; Rubio could face NBC issues. De Mint was an early favorite at FR. Daniels of Indiana has good chops.
Palin has more voltage, IMHO. She can light a convention up and take it to the opposition in down-home terms.
Do not know where you are coming from. Rick Perry was the only true Conservative in the race.
Sanctimoniums got nothing over Perry for morals other than Sanctimonium.
Come on guys; both of them have convictions that they truly believe in and live by. Give it a rest. Let’s not get into who is the “holiest”; that’s uncalled for.
Not exactly. Here is a little of the vetting that was done in his 2006 race, which he lost by 18 points or so...
Some very very interesting stuff, I am checking out the sources before I use any of it... and so far, everything is true and accurate...
There is a letter-to-the-editor from a nun in Pennsylvania, who slapped Sanctimonium around pretty good in a PA newspaper.
I was raised Catholic, and educated by nuns - this is not a good thing, to piss off the nuns..
Nothing more may be needed than what's here, if it worked once, it could work again:
There are two still running that will definately not get the nomination and two that actually may. Betin the first two will be Rick and Ron, neither of which would stand a chance against the nobama machine.
“Palin has more voltage, IMHO. She can light a convention up and take it to the opposition in down-home terms.”
I agree, but the MSM has done such a thorough and continuous job of driving up her negatives.
Perrys so unpopular in Texas that he got two standing ovations last night in his first public appearance since leaving the Presidential race !
Where was he? At his family reunion? Anyone can get a standing ovation from his supporters at a fund raiser.
I think that DeMint is the definition of Conservative. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat. Who is mitch?
There has been a lot of talk of a brokered convention. Chris Wallace brought it up about a month ago, saying the the Ron Paulers were going for a brokered convention.
I know it but Perry didn’t flaunt it.
Newt needs to do better than Rick. Otherwise, it is bad news. Rick is a socialist and a Karl Rove candidate just like Mittens. Sure he is pro-life, but so is Newt and Newt has a longer record of being pro-life than Rick who triangulated his position in 1990.
Rick Perry was the only true Conservative in the race.
Oh really? Well, I guess I’m just one of those heartless Americans who don’t believe people who break the law and come here illegally should get State tuition for College. But, what do I know, I’m not as smart as Governor Good-hair. He was so impressive in the Debtes. (/sarc.)
Gov. Mitch Daniels Indiana- a GOP-e favorite. He gave the SOTU response.
And how is it YOU speak for Texas?
Sounds like wishful thinking. Maybe you suggest Texas just roll over for Mutt? Ain’t going to happen.
Revelation 12:12 (1611 King James Bible)
“Therefore reioyce, yee heauens, and yee that dwell in them; Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea: for the deuill is come downe vnto you, hauing great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.”
The source of her intense negatives, and the visceral reaction of the Godless media..., again, in my opinion.
Are you back on that BS?
YO! The law passed by an unveotable margin!
The Texas legislature passed it because the Feds forced the state into an untenable situation.
Newt and Romney had worse positions on the matter.
I know it but Perry didnt flaunt it.
Oh really? Who rented (with other people’s money) a stadium in Houston for a “prayer meeting” where he was the main speaker? I’m not opposed to prayer and spiritual awakenings. But, don’t say Rick did not flaunt his spirituality and Anita was worse about it than he.
Excellent point, only Sanctimonium has already declared himself the holiest, and the one with the quality of character that Americans want in the White House, without any personal baggage...
And a few days ago, Sanctimonium announced publicly that God is endorsing him and called him to run..
So I think the holiest can of worms has already been opened, by the biggest worm running as a matter of fact.
Daniels has Syrian Christian ancestry. He seems to be friendly with the muslim community. He does have good credentials, though.
Name a Republican candidate that won't have high negatives, thanks to the MSM.
Reagan, remember, was a "bumbling idiot". Yet, he cleaned Carter's clock.
Where do you get this “inside info”? I hear purely the opposite. Perry could run for Gov again and win hands down.
Boy that’s for sure.
OK- Sorry,I forgot his given name was Mitch. I was thinking that you meant Mitch McConnell.
You know what I think is heartless?
Santorum said if his daughter was raped he would urge her to keep the child.
Now THAT is a very gray area and very personal.
Santorum got NO flak for it.
I understand his heart on the matter, but he would do that to his daughter?
Santorums all for the Unions too.
He hasn’t seen any heat and he is wading into a lot of 3rd rail politics.
Did you want a debater or a true Conservative?
Maybe you are “heartless” but only you know that for sure.
The Coptics, Eastern Orthodox, Marists or any of the ancient pre-Roman sects must know what’s it is like to co-exist in that region.
As much as possible, live at peace with all men.
Sometimes, as a secular official one must compromise. I like Daniels.
An open convention could be very exciting. Just hope a true conservative emerges when all is said and done.
Otherwise, what do we gain even if we do win?
Santorum is making this election about things we wont win on.
He needs to focus on the economy the budget and national defense.
Gov. Rick Perry is still the best person to become president of the United States. Furthermore, family and friends I know in Texas think he is great.
He will lose if he does that. He is a one-trick pony with a very poor record on the budget or national defense.
That Yes he did, and we got rain.
It was never billed as a political rally.
We prayed for rain to end the drought.
In 1880 the Republican Party had three candidates at the convention; Ulysses Grant, James Blaine, and John Sherman. The three were tied up until after the thirty-fifth ballot, when Blaine and Sherman threw their support behind James Garfield, an Ohio Senator. Garfield won on the next ballot and then proceeded to defeat Winfield Scott Hancock, the Democratic nominee, in the general election.
If there is a brokered convention, there is the possibility that we might end up with someone completely unexpected, like Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, or Allen West, as our nominee.
How long do you think the crazy ol Martian would last against axlerod’s Shitcago machine? About 15 minutes and he’d be running to hide.
I don’t dislike Daniels, was once for him, but after finding out about his ancestry, I just wondered if he will be acceptable after vetting. We absolutely don’t need another muslim sympathizer..
I want a focus on the constitution, the 10th, 2nd and 1st amendments, Jobs,energy and low taxes.
I believe the delegates from some states are bound thru the second ballot. A few may be bound through three ballots.
Good for you. You insult Perry, but then you insult yourself by repeating lies about him. No “little girl” was forced to take Gardasil.
I also live in Texas and was born here.
You, sir, don’t represent us.
No we don’t need another muslim apologist- don’t really know enough about him to pass a judgement. Don’t reckon he’ll get drafted at a brokered convention, anyway- but hope he is really one of the good guys on our side. Indiana stands to rebound quicker from the economic situation is they pass right-to-work and attract business from the more solidly unionized neighbors to their north.
Gotta work in the am- take care FRiend.
No Santorum is just fine. Wow! Tonight we saw a real leader. First guy to win 55 percent. His wins were decisive which is rare. He is now the FRONTRUNNER! Great job to the most moral, principled, Christian man with character. It is totally impossible to get better than this. Life is good!!!!
Santorum 4 states
Romney 3 states
Gingrich 1 state
Paul 0 states
I don’t see the brokered convention happening. Santorum is being the turd in the punch bowl alongside Paul.
Paul has about half the delegates of Santorum. Santorum has under half the delegates of Newt. and Newt has a 3rd of what Romney has.
It doesn’t work that way.
There were Zero delegates awarded tonight
But it would make sense in a way to keep them tied to their candidate for the first couple of rounds. Let's say that after the first round of votes, Candidate A is 100 votes ahead of Candidate B, but still 150 votes shy of securing the nomination because Candidate C controls those deciding delegates. It would make sense that they would give the candidates time to broker some sort of deal (like giving Candidate C the Vice Presidency in exchange for his delegates) instead of turning it into a massive free-for-all.
It could turn out to be a very interesting summer.
Santorum need to GTFO.
HAHAHAHA. I can’t wait for you to wake up in the morning. Oh you will be surprised. Remember that Christmas gift that you received and you had no idea about it and was SHOCKED when you opened it. That is your tomorrow morning! It is going to be a very depressing week or so for you!!!! I hope you stocked up on alcohol because you are going to need it. If I had your address, I would send you a sweater vest.
Darn. You are awake. My last post to you on another thread is pretty funny. Anyway who cares about delegates. Santorum has the mojo and will be the talk of the town for the next week or so. Money is already pouring in. He is in it to win it. Thank God he didn’t listen to the naysayers around here.
If he is talking about an open or brokered convention it is a strong signal that he does not think he will win in the primaries.