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Gingrich wins Georgia, predicts 3rd comeback
CBS News ^ | 03/06/2012

Posted on 03/06/2012 5:11:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind

ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich won the Georgia primary Tuesday, ending a weeks-long drought in the Republican presidential race for the former House speaker who quickly tried to capitalize by looking to upcoming Southern primaries.

Far behind in the Republican presidential delegate hunt, Gingrich campaigned in Alabama even before the polls closed in Georgia, and predicted his neighboring state would mark a third resurgence for his up-and-down campaign.

In visiting Huntsville, he also sought to get GOP voters to look beyond Super Tuesday, with Gingrich only assured one of the 10 states voting.

"For the third time, we're going to come bouncing back," Gingrich told the raucous Huntsville crowd. "With your help by the end of next week, we could really be in a totally new race."

And the former college professor, mocked by his rivals for far-flung ideas, doubled down by calling for renewed commitment to space exploration, at one of the nation's monuments to the space program.

"This is the launching pad for the next phase of excitement and invention," Gingrich said in the museum of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

He was referring to the space program, but may as well have been referring to his up-and-down campaign.

"This is the country of the future," he told more than 300 standing in the shadow of an enormous Apollo rocket. "That's what a Gingrich campaign is all about, that we can unleash the American people and they can rebuild the country we love."

Gingrich was counting on a big win in the primary Tuesday in Georgia, part of which he represented for decades in Congress, and predicted better-than-expected finishes in Tennessee and Oklahoma in the 10-state series of super Tuesday contests.

But Gingrich was in Alabama, signaling his intention to stay in the race.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: georgia; gingrich; newt
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1 posted on 03/06/2012 5:11:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

As of this writing:

Gingrich 48
Santorum 24
Romney 21
Paul 5


2 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Go Newt!!


3 posted on 03/06/2012 5:12:52 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

For those who want to know, Georgia has 76 delegates.


4 posted on 03/06/2012 5:13:28 PM PST by SeekAndFind (question)
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To: SeekAndFind

Winning one state tonight, his home state at that, will not cut it.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 5:13:28 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Downinthedixie

End of the road.

Third in OK and TN and OH.

Santorum will hopefully win all three.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:37 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt will be the next prez. yeah right.


7 posted on 03/06/2012 5:15:55 PM PST by 7beuties
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To: Downinthedixie

You also said he wouldn’t win Georgia. Ha.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 5:16:06 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Downinthedixie

They’ve called Oklahoma for Santorum.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 5:17:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SeekAndFind

We did our part in Walker County.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 5:19:00 PM PST by EagleInGA (Mittens & the NJ Fat Man? Really?!?!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know where you get those numbers. According to wiki:

mitt 196
rick 78
ronpaul 56
newt 51

newt in last place.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 5:20:04 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: LeopoldvonRanke

He will never get the Newt votes. People see him as an opportunist and plenty of dems are voting for him.

Romney will benefit.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 5:20:20 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I talked to a lot of people who said they preferred Gingrich, but would vote for Santorum to halt Romney. I wonder if there were enough of those ‘scared’ people who could have put Gingrich on top in Ohio? We will never know, and people will have their opinions, and I’m waiting for the onslaught of folks telling me how stupid I am. LOL!


13 posted on 03/06/2012 5:20:33 PM PST by Jaidyn
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To: ReneeLynn

I never said such a thing. It was obvious he would win. And this will be most likely the last.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 5:20:59 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Christie at the beach

Then so be it.

End of the road for Newt.


15 posted on 03/06/2012 5:21:58 PM PST by LeopoldvonRanke
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To: SeekAndFind

And that’s all he’s gonna win. he is doing ONE thing and one thing only ... ensuring we get Romney as the nominee.

Santorum 2012


16 posted on 03/06/2012 5:22:45 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt trailing badly in Tn.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 5:25:17 PM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: RIghtwardHo

I’ve been saying Newt should drop out for weeks.

Time for him to go back to Fannie Mae and hustle the tax payers some more.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 5:26:10 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Downinthedixie
Winning one state tonight, his home state at that, will not cut it.

Agreed. Newt is getting crushed everywhere else tonight and in embarrassing fashion. 14% in Ohio. 17% in Tennessee. 4% in Massachusetts so far. Not even on the ballot in Virginia.

Don't shoot the messenger but this is the end of the line for Newt. Expect him to drop out later this week.

19 posted on 03/06/2012 5:27:21 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 69 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: SeekAndFind
I pray Newt wins the primary, I'm already sick of Mittins and Santorum.
Two lame ducks who only seem to care about the power of office.

Where is that asteroid we were promised anyway?

20 posted on 03/06/2012 5:30:10 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: SeekAndFind

I find that so hard to believe, because, my lesbian sister inlaw and her lover, et al her lovers family all of which are GAY, live there. I went to a wedding, my husband and I were the only straight couple there. VERY STRANGE.

they all live in GA.


21 posted on 03/06/2012 5:34:38 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Downinthedixie

Oh, sorry. You said:
“As a Georgia voter, I am glad to vote against Newt.

He’s a joke. Sorry all, but it is true.”

You bash Newt quite a bit don’t you?


22 posted on 03/06/2012 5:37:14 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: MaxMax
The religious right and the dems are giving Santos these wins. We are heading for Romney. I am not voting for Ricky. What an awful primary.
23 posted on 03/06/2012 5:37:22 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: ReneeLynn

I will bash anyone who is a corrupt Washington insider that has zero chance of beating zero.

And whaddaya know Santorum beats Newt in TN.

Pathetic for Newtey.


24 posted on 03/06/2012 5:38:49 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: All

Damn I though TN would have been closer than this for Newt. Winning was a long shot but I thought a competive 2nd was in the cards


25 posted on 03/06/2012 5:39:59 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: Downinthedixie

Really? So, you’ll bash Newt and pretend to be a Santorum supporter to cover your arse? I get it.


26 posted on 03/06/2012 5:41:14 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Bailee

I just don’t understand why he doesn’t endorse Santorum tonight.


27 posted on 03/06/2012 5:41:20 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: SeekAndFind
Go Newt

Both he and Santorum need to stay in the race until the convention. The only way to stop Romney is to insure he goes to the convention without a majority of the delegates.

The Romney folks realize this and they will be screaming even more loudly for one or both to get out but the longer this goes the less likely it is Romney clinches before the convention...

28 posted on 03/06/2012 5:41:27 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Downinthedixie

You are only bashing Newt.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 5:42:02 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A “third-comeback” is unlikely. You cannot have a “southern strategy” by just winning your home state. Gingrich divided the conservative vote and helped Romney win a squeaker in what was a do-or-die state for him, and may have cost Santorum (who won IA and the trifecta and now has won OK and TN) a narrow loss in OH.

In short, Gingrich has been a major spoiler enabling Romney to capture the nomination. Gingrich is a good man, he needs to bow out in dignity and do so immediately. This is the reality that many don’t want to or refuse to face.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 5:42:10 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: ReneeLynn

I’m not covering my “arse” for anybody. I will vote for the candidate who has the best chance of beating Obama. Pretty durn simple.


31 posted on 03/06/2012 5:42:15 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Downinthedixie

It’s not Santorunm, that’s for sure. Obama will rip him up in debates. Pretty strange that you’re on a ‘Gingrich wins Georgia’ thread if you’re so pro-Santorum.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 5:44:37 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Christie at the beach

Yep. Just look at the posting history.


33 posted on 03/06/2012 5:45:41 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Downinthedixie

“I will bash anyone who is a corrupt Washington insider that has zero chance of beating zero.”

So then why then are you backing Santorum? Sounds hypocritical to me.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 5:45:53 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Voting "None of the Above" in 2012.)
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To: Downinthedixie
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You don't know Newt "any" better than you knew Washington, Winston Churchill, Patton ...



If you're a Romney-Bott, may I ask what planet that you've been promised to be the Celestial God-King of ?

If you're a Little Ricky bot, then you mommy's calling for you not to get playground grass stains on that "new" sweater ...



See you in Tampa, Bubba...


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35 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:29 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: MissouriConservative

I’m not backing Santorum. I hate all 3. My candidate left the race when Herman dropped out.

But Santorum is far better than Newt.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 5:47:29 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

So if I don’t like your guy, I’m a bot. Real mature.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 5:49:09 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Downinthedixie

Downinthedixie
Since Jan 29, 2012

You are a Troll.

IBTZ


38 posted on 03/06/2012 5:52:22 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Downinthedixie
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Actually ... "No" ... an accurate, scientifically considered conclusion, given your posting history ...

and the clear lack of "critical thinking" abilities ... at least as expressed in your writing ...


Ergo ... a "bot" ... "droid" ... inter alia ...


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39 posted on 03/06/2012 5:54:11 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Gator113

ibtz?

ok. I’m just posting my opinions. If they differ with yours then I must be a troll. I love the logic.


40 posted on 03/06/2012 5:54:59 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: Downinthedixie

You are a troll.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:12 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach

We ARE heading for Romney and it is a sad day for this country. I am not voting for Ricky either. Newt is the only one that could have beaten Obama. Looks like we’re stuck with Obama - I am going to be turning off all media except FR soon (not that I watch TV anyway, it’s sickening).


42 posted on 03/06/2012 6:00:15 PM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: Downinthedixie

No, you are an insulting piece of crap. I actually don’t give a hoot for whom you support.

You post like a damn lib.

I am sure you are a Troll and it will only be a matter of time before the mods come to the same conclusion.

“I will bash anyone who is a corrupt Washington insider that has zero chance of beating zero.

Now take your spam and shove it.


43 posted on 03/06/2012 6:01:25 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Downinthedixie
"I’ve been saying Newt should drop out for weeks. Time for him to go back to Fannie Mae and hustle the tax payers some more."

Newt is my candidate. Who is yours so I can dump sh-t on them like you did Newt.

44 posted on 03/06/2012 6:01:35 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: Downinthedixie

Piss off


45 posted on 03/06/2012 6:02:14 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: stonehouse01

yep newt proved it tonigt


46 posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:09 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: stonehouse01

yep newt proved it tonight


47 posted on 03/06/2012 6:05:25 PM PST by Craftmore
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To: Rome2000; All

Wow. Testy night on the Newt boards.

I bid yall a good evening. I’ll be back on FR when things cool off a tad and people don’t insult fellow Obama haters.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 6:07:13 PM PST by Downinthedixie (ABO)
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To: LeopoldvonRanke
Hey retard

Santorum is using MYTH backer money to stay in the race and give the degenerate mormon a clear path to buying the nomination.

GOP is DEAD as in DOA if the bluebloods and country clubbers and their creepy pulled back wives suceed in installing the Bishop from KOLOB.

DEAD

49 posted on 03/06/2012 6:11:38 PM PST by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Downinthedixie

OK & TN together have about 100 delegates


50 posted on 03/06/2012 6:12:40 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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