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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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Who might the GOP lose if their guy is not the nominee?

Does anybody-but-Obama trump all?

1 posted on 03/04/2012 9:01:58 AM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

GOP will unite—

GOP perhaps; but not conservatives if it’s Romney.


2 posted on 03/04/2012 9:06:25 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
GOP perhaps; but not conservatives if it’s Romney.

Exactly!

The GOP establishment has already placed themselves behind Romney in an effort to show how severe they are.

3 posted on 03/04/2012 9:10:40 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: VinL
"GOP perhaps; but not conservatives if it’s Romney."

Honestly I don't believe that will happen to a great extent.

While passions are high now and there's plenty of hurt feelings to go around (let me testify!), I don't see many conservatives deliberately handing the election to Obama. Sure, some will stay home and some will vote only down ticket or write somebody in...but most will dutifully pull that GOP lever no matter the name next to it.

4 posted on 03/04/2012 9:12:11 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

No I will not. if Mitt is the nominee I will write in.


5 posted on 03/04/2012 9:12:58 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Mariner

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


6 posted on 03/04/2012 9:13:36 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: VinL

You are exactly right. The GOP does not speak for Conservatives.

I will not support Romney. If voters reject the only candidate with solid solutions, Newt Gingrich, then we will all have to suffer the consequences of their folly.

I will not, however, be told that I have to accept and vote for Mitt Romney. I don’t see a lot of difference between him and the current disaster in the White House.


7 posted on 03/04/2012 9:14:19 AM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: EGPWS; VinL
GOP perhaps; but not conservatives if it’s Romney.

So President Ubama would be better than President Myth?

8 posted on 03/04/2012 9:15:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Mariner

I’m sorry, but if the GOP Nominee is Mitt “Progressive Liberal” Romney there will be uniting.

Maybe uniting around a third party candidate, but principled conservatives will not be voting for Mitt Romney


9 posted on 03/04/2012 9:15:27 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Mariner

some will stay home and some will vote only down ticket or write somebody in
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I agree with your statement, M — but to Newt’s point, that’s not uniting behind the GOP candidate. That “some” you reference, may well be the difference in the election.


10 posted on 03/04/2012 9:18:58 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: Mariner
I don't even want to think about Romney winning the nomination right now. That said, coming from a military family Newt realizes he has a responsibility to the troops in the field. I have come to the same realization in the past couple of weeks. Obama has proven he is reckless enough to CAUSE our military personnel in Afghanistan to be killed.

I will not condemn those who refuse to vote for Romney; however, as for myself, if it comes to that I cannot be a party to leaving our troops in a war zone w/Obama as their Commander in Chief.

11 posted on 03/04/2012 9:19:28 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: VinL

I’m a conservative, therefore, I WILL NOT vote for Romney!


12 posted on 03/04/2012 9:19:28 AM PST by PeachyKeen
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To: Mariner
I'm severely anti-Obama.
13 posted on 03/04/2012 9:20:27 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
So President Ubama would be better than President Myth?

There will never be a President Myth.

He will be sh!t and flushed by 0bama before January.

14 posted on 03/04/2012 9:20:31 AM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: SoConPubbie
"...but principled conservatives will not be voting for Mitt Romney..."

Well here's a flash for you. These same Principled Conservative of which you speak are the same Principled Conservatives that did exactly the same thing in '08 and gave the rest of us, unprincipled though we are, the reign of 0 the first.

Are you familiar with Einstein's definition of insanity?

15 posted on 03/04/2012 9:24:37 AM PST by skimbell
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To: VinL
"That “some” you reference, may well be the difference in the election."

It could very well be.

Maybe our highest calling this election is to DENY the GOP-e the White House and to ensure we have a solid House and Senate.

16 posted on 03/04/2012 9:25:22 AM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So President Ubama would be better than President Myth?
***************
The reelection of a socialist, is regrettably, the better of 2 evils. Surrendering to the socialist GOP-e is the primary evil- because they are the quislings in our camp.

If constitutional conservatives cannot get their house in order by eradicating the statists from our own house, we will never be able to return to foundational America.


17 posted on 03/04/2012 9:25:50 AM PST by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: EGPWS
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I'm a Newt Gingrich guy ...

He's correct ... we will eventually unite ... and vote for ... the GOP nominee against Zero ...



However, please get this straight ... "any" GOP E-RINO Washington types who might read this Free Republic thread ...

... and I believe that I speak for many, many American, Tea Party, Patriot Conservatives ...




I may be "forced" to vote for that Mitt Romney slimeball ... that you "may" (stupidly) force upon us at Tampa in 2012 ...

However ...

I "absolutely" WILL NOT campaign for, put-up a yard sign for, walk my precient for, give donations to ...

Willard "Mittens" Romney ... under ANY circumstances.

Period.



I've done that sacrificial work before ... Bush-41, Bob Dole, Juan McCain ...

and then watched (in SHOCKED disbelief) as you Elite Smug Cocktailtail Party Washington Beltway types "dumped" (not pissed, but rather "dumped", with extreme prejudice) ALL over Conservative principles ...

Never again ...



"Assimilate that" ... Bush-41 and Karl Rove ...




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18 posted on 03/04/2012 9:29:15 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: PeachyKeen

I’m a Conservative who wanted Gov Palin and voted for Newt. that said I’m crawling over broken glass to vote for whoever the R nominee is. the thought of 4 more years of obama is unthinkable.


19 posted on 03/04/2012 9:29:31 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

FRiend, sadly yes.

Obama WILL be impeached if re-elected.

Myth WILL deliver the same, and the frog in the
boiling kettle will die.


20 posted on 03/04/2012 9:29:44 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mariner
If Romney puts Santorum or Gingrich on the ticket he might get conservatives in. Even then, I doubt the Gingrich crowd will come in if it's Santorum. If he picks someone else, and gets endorsements from both, that won't fly. He'll fail worse than McCain.
21 posted on 03/04/2012 9:31:00 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

Unfortunately, I sincerely do not believe Romney can win. Even if he did, he will not be a strong Commander in Chief. Mormons do not serve in the military and no one knows what Romney’s position is on Afghanistan.

Newt is the only one running who understands the military and our current situation. I heard him state that without a complete reversal in the attitude of the Afghan government, he would advocate bringing our soldiers home immediately. He said it was not worth the life of one more American to support a government that stood by and allowed our military to be murdered by Afghan soldiers.

I haven’t heard the other candidates even comment on this issue.


22 posted on 03/04/2012 9:31:47 AM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: VinL

Sorry, nope...not this time. Won’t do it and won’t waste my time and money supporting it.

My fault 0bama gets another 4 years..ugh! No not my fault...the GOP-e’s fault.

We can have a dictator now or a dictator later, but in less than 4 years from today we will have one. I predict ...less than 4 years from today FR won’t be around. And yeah, yup, you betcha’ it will be the fault of those who would ‘settle’ and condone the ongoing halfheartedness of the Republican Party. To blindly follow the party, in this election cycle is to commit treason.


23 posted on 03/04/2012 9:32:32 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EGPWS

The GOP has no choice but to unite or face 4 more years of Obama. Even the Conservatives will hold their nose and vote for Mittens—Unless they have a choice in the form of a 3rd Party. I am sure the Democrat/Progressives will work hard to fund and support a 3rd Party movement and use the MSM to place that candidate in the debates. Ron Paul maybe? (I think not) or someone else (will not be Trump or Sarah P.) What Conservative will step up to get Obama Re-elected? Who ever the GOP selects will be the Anti-Obama Candidate. Still, a lots id going to happen before November.


24 posted on 03/04/2012 9:34:03 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: SoConPubbie
Maybe uniting around a third party candidate, but principled conservatives will not be voting for Mitt Romney

Sprain your arm patting yourself on the back. High-five yourself in the mirror for all your uncompromising high-mindedness.

Just don't try to convince me voting third party is anything other than re-electing a president hell-bent on the total destruction of conservatism.

Fool yourself..but it won't work on me.

25 posted on 03/04/2012 9:34:57 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Either there are alot of people here who actually believe that, or they are here posting for Barry....

I will vote against Obama. Hopefully by 2016 there will emerge a real Tea Party candidate in the Republican Party—one of those elected in 2010 who will have an actual Tea Party record to run on by then.


26 posted on 03/04/2012 9:35:23 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: Diogenesis

As demonstrated with Clinton the
Republicans don’t have the gonads to convict an impeached President... not even the usurper Obama with his wanton deconstruction of the Constitution


27 posted on 03/04/2012 9:35:27 AM PST by Froggie
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To: Mariner

I will vote for the nominee even it’s Mr. Magoo or Charlie Sheen. If it’s Mittens, I’ll vote for him. I won’t like it. I may need a three day shower and gallon of cheap whisky to get the smell and taste of disappointment off me but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Getting rid of The One is that important. Besides, could he do any worse?


28 posted on 03/04/2012 9:37:02 AM PST by EandH Dad (sleeping giants wake up REALLY grumpy)
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To: Diogenesis
Obama WILL be impeached if re-elected.

I would like nothing better, but if he's not being impeached now, what on earth changes if he gets reelected?

He owns the justice department, and if he gets reelected he is going to own the Supreme Court in short order.

You are replacing rational thought with "hope."

29 posted on 03/04/2012 9:39:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: EandH Dad
I will vote for the nominee even it’s Mr. Magoo or Charlie Sheen

The GOP-e appreciates your loyalty.

30 posted on 03/04/2012 9:40:01 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: EBH

Oddly enough, Sheldon Adelson seems to think Romney will be the nominee but he continues to fund Gingrich.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846572/posts


31 posted on 03/04/2012 9:42:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mariner

It is voting the party-line BS that has gotten us into this mess, into this soft tyranny, dominated by progressives and RINO’s.

Those RINOs got there through party-line voting and they will continue to ‘get there,’ until we figure out WE are the one’s putting into office those who WILL TRADE AWAY OUR FREEDOM.

The RINO is worse than voting for the democrat, the RINO is a sneak, liar, and horse-trader of Rights that are not his to barter with the devil with.

One out right takes our Rights and the other willing trades them away.

And you all sit there behind your keyboards acting all high and mighty holding your noses pulling levers and casting votes as if they actually matter.


32 posted on 03/04/2012 9:44:41 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Mariner

Obama is doing to the USA what the Black Plague did to Europe in the Middle Ages. He is a pestilence on the land.

I’m a big time conservative and abhor RINOs, but will vote for whoever the GOP ends up nominating. One can’t sit home on election day when the house is burning up all around you.

I do agree the GOP leadership has let down we conservatives and TEA Party followers. We yelled and they refused to listen. We are not going away and may need to build a conservative third party structure after 11/2012, but not voting for Obama’s GOP opponent means the America we hope to save will be in its death throes if Obama gets another term.


33 posted on 03/04/2012 9:44:47 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: EBH; EandH Dad

“My fault 0bama gets another 4 years..ugh! No not my fault...the GOP-e’s fault.”

And Barry appreciates your service.....


34 posted on 03/04/2012 9:45:24 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: RicocheT

Romney is too progressive himself to stop the groundwork laid in by the 0bama regime. All Romney is going to do is trade away our Rights. 0bama gets back in it forces the democrats to take way our rights.

In the end it is the same damn thing.

We either really get off our backsides and push for Newt or our country is over. Rino Romney isn’t going to be able to do a thing to stop the slide, Romney doesn’t have the guts.


35 posted on 03/04/2012 9:50:13 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Fu-fu2

No, Barry appreciates the GOP-e.


36 posted on 03/04/2012 9:51:04 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Mariner
This GOPer will unite behind Gingrich or Santorum.

The GOP establishment needs to get this into their heads. Many in the GOP will no longer blindly follow the wishes of the NRC. They now vote their values.

37 posted on 03/04/2012 9:53:37 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: Fu-fu2

Whoever wins, I believe the Alan West for President 2016 campaign should begin on inauguration day 2013 !! But to abstain from voting or voting 3rd party or write-in makes one an accomplice in the next 4 years of America’s destruction via the Obama Socialistic Movement. As bad as Romney is... and I agree with most said here...he is NOT an avowed Socialist, is a legal natural born citizen, and I believe he has learned an appreciation for the constitution (albeit after a temporary bout of government overreach insanity with MassCare) and will overall be better for the country than 4 more years of Alinsky-Dorn-Ayers-Marshall inspired “fundamental change” this tool of the left has placed in the White House.
Flame away if you wish, but I agree with the posters who say they will crawl through broken glass and the fires of Hell to vote AGAINST Obama and for whichever candidate the GOP finally places in nomination. The cliche’ a half-loaf is better than no-loaf certainly applies.


38 posted on 03/04/2012 9:53:59 AM PST by Froggie
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To: conservativejoy
Believe me, I haven't given up on Newt yet!!!

I can't disagree w/any of your conclusions; Romney may well lose even if I vote for him. I just know I have to do whatever is possible to try to defeat Obama at all costs. That's the bottom line for me at this point.

As long as someone’s son, daughter, husband, wife, mother, father, sister or brother is wearing the uniform of one of our armed services and serving this country in a war zone I owe it to them to try to give them a President who will, at least try, to do what is right in order to support them.

I don't expect much out of Romney ...domestically he could well be worse than Obama; particularly if he has a good majority of “go along/get along” Republicans in Congress to pass legislation that incrementally moves us more leftward. Of course we can try to ameliorate that by getting as many strong Conservatives elected as we can “down ticket.”

If Romney wins his preordained “coronation,” just as soon as this election is over there needs to be serious third party discussion!!!

-Take care,

-Geoff

39 posted on 03/04/2012 9:54:22 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: Mariner

Newt, Santorum, Palin, whoever, will unite behind the nominee.

Just watch. Can’t prove it now, but you will see it is so eventually. LOL

ABO, conservatives had their chance but failed to support conservative candidates without baggage and push them for a win. Instead we trashed our own looking for the perfect which does not exist. Nobody can pretend they are pure and perfect, those folks decided they were not even going to try.

Food for thought.


40 posted on 03/04/2012 9:54:27 AM PST by dforest
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To: Mariner

GeeOpie, think again.

We need more Tea on capital hill - enough to scald the feathers off of any party parrot who happens to land in the White Hut; and KEEP ON IMPEACHING their Quisling RAT/RINO arses until we get an American POTUS again.


41 posted on 03/04/2012 9:59:07 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Mariner

I hate to even think about it.

I do know that my hatred for Obama is much stronger than my disapproval of Romney.

Not sure what I’d do.


42 posted on 03/04/2012 9:59:07 AM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Mariner
but most will dutifully pull that GOP lever no matter the name next to it.

Dutiful to an establishment? I NEVER do things because others are doing it. Sorry, Romney is NOT getting my vote NO MATTER WHAT!!

43 posted on 03/04/2012 10:02:52 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Mariner

The problem I see, is not that the other candidates won’t fall in line and back the nominee, but that the ugly, drawn-out primary might have suppressed voter enthusiasm too much. The potential nominees we have left all have some flaws, but more than that, they all had their image tarnished by the process, so a lot of Republicans just can’t get excited about any of them anymore.

I’ll probably end up voting “anybody-but-Obama”, but the eventual nominee is really going to have to turn on Obama immediately, and hit him on the issues that count if they want the party to get fired up about voting for him.


44 posted on 03/04/2012 10:06:44 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Ozymandias Ghost

I agree, it is time to get rid of the Whigs. The problem will be finding the right leaders to get such an effort on a solid foundation. Unfortunately, both Sarah and Newt have pledged to support the GOP, regardless of the nominee.


45 posted on 03/04/2012 10:08:11 AM PST by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Even the Conservatives will hold their nose and vote for Mittens

You don't get it - some won't. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice - it ain't happening. PERIOD!!

46 posted on 03/04/2012 10:09:56 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: skimbell

You got any facts to back up that claim? From what I recall, it was not the most Conservative states that flipped to Obama, it was the most moderate ones!


47 posted on 03/04/2012 10:10:16 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Mariner

Thank you, Newt, for some common sense words of healing.

House-Senate-Presidency in 2012!


48 posted on 03/04/2012 10:10:26 AM 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: Diogenesis

“Obama WILL be impeached if re-elected.”

I just can’t see that happening. Who’s got the stones to do it?


49 posted on 03/04/2012 10:14:18 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Mariner

“I don’t see many conservatives deliberately handing the election to Obama. “

I’m one of them!!!!


50 posted on 03/04/2012 10:15:51 AM PST by dalereed
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