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Gingrich: GOP will unite behind eventual nominee
Associated Press ^ | March 4th, 2012 | Unattributed

Posted on 03/04/2012 9:01:53 AM PST by Mariner

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says he has no doubts that the Republican presidential candidates who fall short of winning the nomination will unite behind the eventual nominee - despite the often tough rhetoric the contenders are throwing at each other during the campaign.

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To: BlackElk

BRAVO!!!!!!

Oops - just added to my tagline in your honor.


151 posted on 03/04/2012 12:45:03 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: muleskinner; steve86; conservativejoy; usacon

conservativejoy overstated it, but Mormons are not enthusiastic about military service, Utah has almost the lowest enlistment rate in America.

The Romneys have a perfect, unbroken record of no Romney man having ever served the united States in uniform, more than 170 years, neither patriotism or the draft, or the Civil War, or WWI, WWII, Vietnam, our current wars, nothing has changed that.

The Romneys have served Mormonism continuously during there entire history in America and are high ranking Mormons, Mitt is a Bishop, his father was a Bishop, Mitt’s uncle was in line to be their Pope, but you won’t see one of them enlisting anytime soon.


152 posted on 03/04/2012 12:47:04 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum, Catholic, “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he sa)
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To: Sola Veritas

I could never live with my conscience if I were to vote for Romney. I would not physically be able to mark that circle or whatever hateful mail in ballots they force us to use in my state.

I cannot and will not ever vote for Romneypuke. Cannot, will not. Ever.


153 posted on 03/04/2012 12:51:08 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: Clintonfatigued
For most, it does.

It certainly does for me, the prince is in full frontal assault on the Constitution and he's making headway that a second term will lock in forever. I understand principle but I love my country, my grandkids, my family and our freedoms and the prince is attackig them all with disgraceful apologetics, debt, skyrocketing energy prices and assaults on the first, second and fourth amendments. This guy has got to go.

154 posted on 03/04/2012 12:51:30 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"A President Myth"

You said it yourself....a "president MYTH.

4.an imaginary or fictitious thing or person.

5.an unproved or false collective belief that is used to justify a social institution.

155 posted on 03/04/2012 1:00:43 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: EBH

I agree 100%.


156 posted on 03/04/2012 1:21:52 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell. Signed, a fanatic)
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To: NoGrayZone

You deserve whatever President Obama does to you.


157 posted on 03/04/2012 1:22:37 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"You deserve whatever President Obama does to you."

Oh gee, become a martyr for the Lord? Darn it.

158 posted on 03/04/2012 1:31:24 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Nik Naym

I take it you’d prefer 4 more years of obama than a rino we can keep on a short leash then?


159 posted on 03/04/2012 1:39:01 PM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: EandH Dad

Are we to assume the plane is going to crash into the pool?


160 posted on 03/04/2012 1:43:04 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Only if it flies four more years.


161 posted on 03/04/2012 1:57:15 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: EandH Dad

Actually, I don’t see anyway the plane is going to stay aloft.


162 posted on 03/04/2012 2:10:50 PM PST by Toespi
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To: BlackElk

Nicely put, sir. Unfortunately, much of it is fractured logic but I sincerely salute your passion!

House-Senate-Presidency in 2012!


163 posted on 03/04/2012 2:11:15 PM PST by citizen (The Dims will all unite for Zero. We must soon unite behind our challenger and back him to victory!)
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To: taildragger

:) and this is our Campaign headquarters.


164 posted on 03/04/2012 2:24:06 PM PST by Bailee (Vote Newt the Pitt bull we need. Energy Independence and we bow to NO foreign dictator.)
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To: BlackElk
P.P.P.S. Romney is nothing more than Obozo in white face! No better and no worse on anything that matters.

If Obama is reelected, he will finish shredding the US Constitution, rack up another $16 Trillion in debt, distribute the spoils to his crony communists, and leave the vast majority of American citizens freezing and starving in the dark, while the remaining jobs move to another country.

If Romney is elected, he will finish shredding the US Constitution, rack up another $16 Trillion in debt, distribute the spoils to his crony communists, and leave the vast majority of American citizens freezing and starving in the dark, while the remaining jobs move to another country.

The only difference is that a different set of crony communists will benefit from the destruction of the USA.

Here's the good news: The 20% of Republicans who are avid Romney supporters most likely voted for Obama in 2008. Obama got 69.4 million votes; McCain (actually Palin) got 59.9 million votes.

Obama and Romney would be splitting about 70 million commie votes, or 35 million each.

Any Constitutional conservative running as a third party against the Obama/Romney communist machine could get about 59 million votes.

165 posted on 03/04/2012 2:24:10 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

It would seem that with the Tea Party already having had a voice since the 2010 elections, there might be a way to organize and consolidate the fragments of that party to a solid third party.

Something has to be done, because neither of the two existing major parties represent a growing number of American voters. Both the DNC and RNC are rotten at their cores.

We need some leaders to step forward soon in order to be ready for the next election.


166 posted on 03/04/2012 2:32:05 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Toespi

I would associate the burning plane with the presidency, not my country. Even if it takes living a life of quiet desperation there are too many good people that will not allow this great country to crash. They will do anything to avoid that except quit. I just thought para gliding into the desribed pool sounded nice.


167 posted on 03/04/2012 2:33:58 PM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: NoGrayZone

you’ve got it.


168 posted on 03/04/2012 2:40:00 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: ansel12
Thank you for framing my thoughts much better than I did! I have relatives that belong to Jehovah's Witnesses and do not believe in voting or serving in the military. However, they are worse than pigs at a trough when it comes to raking in everything they can collect from the government, without a thought to those who died so they could practice their religion.

There is a reason that Mitt does not connect with most Americans, and your post clarifies that as well.

169 posted on 03/04/2012 2:44:33 PM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: jwalsh07

Imo, Rick will lose Ohio. I wish Rick luck, but Romney’s dumping too much money.

I won’t despair, as long as Newt remains in the race- and I can, at least, hear from an intelligent human being.


170 posted on 03/04/2012 2:51:21 PM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: ansel12
Romneys have a perfect, unbroken record of no Romney man having ever served the united States in uniform, more than 170 years, neither patriotism or the draft, or the Civil War, or WWI, WWII, Vietnam, our current wars, nothing has changed that.

Startling factoid!!!!!

And he somehow thinks he's qualified to be "Commander in Chief"?

171 posted on 03/04/2012 2:55:28 PM PST by caww
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To: VinL

I think you’re probably correct. Rush hurts Santorum in Ohio. Question is can one of them beat Romney in Tennessee. Let’s put it this way, one of them better.


172 posted on 03/04/2012 2:58:30 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: VinL

No way in 40 hells I vote for Willard the establishment liberal. I stay home and drink beer on election night if this worthless piece of cow manure goes up against Obama.


173 posted on 03/04/2012 2:58:38 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Jeff Vader

If the Republican establishment defeats us like they did in the House after the 2010 elections when they kept all of the conservatives out of leadership, then who do you think would be keeping the most hard left candidate in Republican history, on a “short leash” ?


174 posted on 03/04/2012 2:58:55 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum, Catholic, “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he sa)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
Fool yourself..but it won't work on me.

The only ones fooling themselves around here are those thinking that somehow Romney will be materially better than Obama, he won't.

The long-term damages by a Romney Presidency to the GOP will be much, much worse than an Obama Presidency.
175 posted on 03/04/2012 3:00:19 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: little jeremiah
I could never live with my conscience if I were to vote for Romney.

That is something that many Christians need to confront and think on. Many of our most religious have said the same thing.

176 posted on 03/04/2012 3:06:11 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum, Catholic, “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he sa)
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To: EandH Dad

It did, loved it. Although, it sounded like you might have been headed towards the s$@t. Lol


177 posted on 03/04/2012 3:07:08 PM PST by Toespi
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To: VinL
Most self-described conservative will fall in line including the loudmouths on talk radio.

I detest Romney but if you're in a state where your vote can stop Obama and you choose to do nothing because your horse lost the primary race, you've as good as voted Obama yourself.

178 posted on 03/04/2012 3:09:06 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Mariner
I already rallied behind Newt win Herman dropped out. If it falls to little Ricky, I'll rally behind him. I will even hold my nose for Paul.

If it's Willard, I will write "Sarah Palin" on the ballot.

If it's Willard then I'm done with the GOP forever.

179 posted on 03/04/2012 3:21:54 PM PST by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: newzjunkey; VinL

It will be interesting to watch as you guys grow more and more assertive in your support for Romney as time goes by.

VinL is right, conservatives will not be voting for Romney.


180 posted on 03/04/2012 3:27:03 PM PST by ansel12 (Rick Santorum, Catholic, “I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress,” he sa)
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To: Bailee

I doubt Romney would have the good sense to put her on the ticket but count me in as one who will write in Sarah if he doesn’t. I’m sure she’ll get tons of votes from people like me.


181 posted on 03/04/2012 3:38:49 PM PST by padraigj
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To: JustaDumbBlonde; itsahoot

The difference is the Tea Party. Trying to wrestle control from the GOP establishment. My hope is that by 2016, TP candidates elected in 2010 or 2012 will have a record to run on. If Obama is re-elected, I don’t know what will be left by 2016. At the very least, he will have installed more Supreme Court justices which will take a generation to change. I’m going to do all I can to see he is not re-elected.


182 posted on 03/04/2012 3:53:30 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: BlackElk

+1 to everything you said.


183 posted on 03/04/2012 3:54:57 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: VinL

Sadly, most people don’t.


184 posted on 03/04/2012 3:57:49 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Jeff Vader

“I take it you’d prefer 4 more years of obama than a rino we can keep on a short leash then?”

Nope. I don’t see it as a binary choice.

I take it you are a Romney supporter?


185 posted on 03/04/2012 3:58:09 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Sirius Lee; NKP_Vet

Welcome to Free Republic.


186 posted on 03/04/2012 4:06:04 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

I am not arguing with you that Obama is bad for the military. That would require an IQ lower than a turnip. Of course you are correct.

What I AM saying is that when you made the statement

“...“be a party to leaving our troops in a war zone w/Obama as their Commander in Chief.”

You were actually alluding to NOT voting for the GOP as being “... party to leaving our troops in a war zone w/Obama as their Commander in Chief.”

What you just did was “...condemn those who refuse to vote for Romney”

Which you started out by saying you wouldn’t do.

And THAT is what I was referring to as “make up your mind”.

For the record: I won’t be a party to Obama getting reelected either since I won’t vote for the bastard.


187 posted on 03/04/2012 4:09:11 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: newzjunkey

“...you choose to do nothing because your horse lost the primary race, you’ve as good as voted Obama yourself. “

How about if I choose not to vote for Romney because he is a leftist, pro-death, pro socialized medicine, pro big government, unqualified idiot?

It has nothing to do with any particular “horse” not being the candidate. It has to do with Romney.


188 posted on 03/04/2012 4:17:58 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: true believer forever

“And there is no rationalization not to vote for romney if he is the nominee.”

You have got to be kidding me.


189 posted on 03/04/2012 4:20:38 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: NoGrayZone

You talk just a like one of those Moslem guys.


190 posted on 03/04/2012 4:41:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: BlackElk

BTTT!

Mitt Trotsky can shove it! I am NOT, I repeat, NOT voting for a socialist, regardless of the -D or the -R at the end of their name!!


191 posted on 03/04/2012 6:01:27 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (NO COMPROMISE! NO RETREAT! NO SURRENDER! I AM A CONSERVATIVE! CASE CLOSED!)
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To: MrEdd

As a matter of fact, no it won’t.
Not if its Romney.


Good, let obama win. He wants and needs your support. Good to see so many in here wanting 4 more years of dumbo.


192 posted on 03/04/2012 6:30:31 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: BlackElk

Proud to be a fellow fanatic.


193 posted on 03/04/2012 7:06:00 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: chessplayer

Alot of them just signed on in the past few months. I think it may be Barry from the White House basement.......


194 posted on 03/04/2012 8:15:03 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Mariner
Folks, rarely is a national candidate chosen based principally on their position on the issues. Maybe never.

Which is why I said there aren't enough conservatives in the party to get a conservative nominee. If you're voting for Romney because you think something other than conservative issues are the most important factor, such as a person's past relationship with his family, then you're not a conservative as far as I'm concerned. You might be a "family values" voter, but that is not the same as being a conservative.

195 posted on 03/04/2012 9:32:44 PM PST by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Mariner

Newt’s wrong here. I will NEVER pull no lever for liberal Mitt Romney.


196 posted on 03/04/2012 9:35:06 PM PST by Antoninus (In states where Newt is ahead, vote Newt. In states where Rick is ahead, vote Rick. Defeat Romney.)
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To: Fu-fu2; GenXteacher; Nik Naym; NoGrayZone; antceecee; chessplayer; Absolutely Nobama; Sirius Lee; ..

Hey, if we elect Mittwit, he would probably give us another Earl Warren or William Brennan or Herod Blackmun or Warren Burger or Lewis Powell or John Paul Stevens or Sandra Day O’Connor or Swish Souter as SCOTUS nominees!!! Aren’t you just proud to be a Republican when you review the records of those SCOTUS appointments? Sort of like the judicial appointments he made as Taxachusetts governor and all purpose amoral marshmallow obsessed only with the family trust funds. What is worse is that if Mittwit the Serial Liar names them, the GOP Senators (none too sound in the first place) will roll over and play dead for “Republican nominees!” Muffy and Skipper and the gang down at the polo club (yacht club, Junior League, whatever) would be soooooo thrilled!!!!


197 posted on 03/05/2012 1:03:58 AM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: Kit cat; Antoninus; Lazlo in PA; WPaCon; Dr. Sivana; campaignPete R-CT; RaceBannon
Kit cat:

See #197.

If we are going to organize here and fight against the GOP-E, we need a separate ping list. I am rapidly aging and technologically illiterate and use my computer only as a fancy typewriter. I will keep asking until someone more savvy than I takes me up on this.

Meanwhile, thanks for your kind words.

198 posted on 03/05/2012 1:22:56 AM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: citizen; Kit cat; caww
citizen:

Fractured logic???? Prove it! Specifics please other than the tired old: If you don't vote Republican the boogie man will getcha! Mittwit is every bit the boogieman that Obozo is but more polo club friendly.

House-Senate-Presidency in 2012??? We have the House courtesy not of the GOP-E but of the Tea Party and social conservatives. Castrated Boehner and castrated Cantor and castrated McCarthy spend most of their time cowering in their offices whipping the principles out of the freshmen, threatening them unless they fall into line with the agendas of Obozo and Reid. A Senate Majority run by castrated McConnell and including such stellar Demonrats in GOP drag as LAMAR!!!!, Corker, Nancyboy Kirk, Susan Collins, Scott Brown, Richard (START II TREATY) Lugar, Lisa Murkowski, and numerous other babykillers, marriage destroyers, gun grabbers, tax hikers and elitist snobocrats will simply be a lottery every time a controversial vote ciomes up allowing just enough defections so that we can lose and such idiots posing as Republicans can keep on being invited to the best lobbyists' cocktail parties and given the best checks as payoffs by those lobbyists to sell us out. Mittens is no better than Obozo in GOP drag. If you liked TARP and porkulus and Roe vs. Wade and gay everything you will just adore the Mittwit. Mittwit could also get a coveted Lifetime Oscar next year for best Serial Liar in American politics. Now, THERE is an accomplishment but nothing more than the lying twit deserves. He's slaved all his life for it and he deserves it.

If you think #115 is passionate, just nominate Mittwit to see just how passionate I will be for his defeat.

199 posted on 03/05/2012 1:40:20 AM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: conservativejoy
I sincerely do not believe Romney can win. Even if he did, he will not be a strong Commander in Chief.

His family all the way back 170 years hasn't had a single male member serve in the military...imagining Romney would never let this nation defend itself if it ment war is enough to bring nightmares!

200 posted on 03/05/2012 1:52:31 AM PST by caww
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