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To: VinL
Rick, by rights, you're the one who should leave. You're the one who savaged a friend and ally.

He did no such thing. Rick is running a campaign to win which is something Newt should consider if he is to be considered viable against Milt. Also, here we go again with the Newt people calling for the only guy in the race challenging Milt in any significant way to drop out. Wasn't it Newt that was pushing this "drop out scenario" since SC?

Gingrich said it is clear “I am the leading conservative,” and he hopes the conservative vote can be “consolidated” in the weeks ahead. When asked if he was calling on Santorum, he simply repeated his hope the conservative vote can be consolidated.

http://freedomslighthouse.net/2012/01/31/newt-gingrich-encourages-consolidation-of-the-conservative-vote-to-stop-mitt-romney-wont-specifically-call-on-santorum-to-drop-out-video-13112/

A Gingrich spokesman confirmed Wednesday that there's been no pressure from Santorum's camp to leave the race.

That's right. Rick isn't calling for anyone to drop out. He is instead getting in these state contests to win. How has Newt improved his delegate standing since the SC win?

7 posted on 03/01/2012 9:56:04 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Okay, I get your point but this is way I feel about this, I like Santorum okay, I will vote for him if nominated, indeed I will do what I can at that point to help get him elected, but I like Newt more. He represents a lot of people in the GOP better than the other candidates do, he is our voice, and we also want to be heard. I don't think this is over, and I don't think Romney has this sewn up; I understand he is running out of money, and he is also running out of states with heavily Mormon populations.
I like the idea we have a choice of candidates, representing various factions of the GOP, and that all of the states are going to have a voice this year. Newt is our thinker, and I think he should stay. I don't want Newt to drop out, I don't particularly want any of the candidates to drop out (well maybe Romney because I don't think he is really a republican,) in fact, I wish some of the other candidates were still in. Please don't be so unkind, it just isn't Newt you are dismissing, it is a lot of your fellow republicans.
10 posted on 03/01/2012 10:05:35 AM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“How has Newt improved his delegate standing since South Carolina?”

THAT is what Newt is about to demonstrate. His Georgia win will do things to asuage your delegate counting concerns, and if he even runs second, he is seen as the Phoenix rising, which is a threat to sinking Santorum.

How many committed delegates are in Georgia alone? There you go. Newt is back.


11 posted on 03/01/2012 10:07:19 AM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rick, by rights, you’re the one who should leave. You’re the one who savaged a friend and ally.

Reply: “He did no such thing.”

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Lazlo, I know you support Rick, and that’s fine. But, here, I only assert the facts.

After Fla, Rick went out to Co, Mo, and Mn- and ran a negative ad against Newt where Newt was pictured with Obama- and decried as the identical “insider”. He also said on the campaign- “the only woman I sit on a couch with is my wife”.

Now, those are facts— Newt, on the other hand, did not run 1 negative ad against Rick- and he only raises distinctions wt Rick as to policy- not personal.

You support Rick; ok— but let’s not try to re-write history.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 10:09:12 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I found the title on this article rather odd. The guy who wrote the article is Steve Peoples from AP.

So now I know why.


15 posted on 03/01/2012 10:14:50 AM PST by dforest
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