Skip to comments.Gingrich wins Georgia, predicts 3rd comeback
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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For those who want to know, Georgia has 76 delegates.
Winning one state tonight, his home state at that, will not cut it.
End of the road.
Third in OK and TN and OH.
Santorum will hopefully win all three.
Newt will be the next prez. yeah right.
You also said he wouldn’t win Georgia. Ha.
They’ve called Oklahoma for Santorum.
We did our part in Walker County.
I don’t know where you get those numbers. According to wiki:
newt in last place.
He will never get the Newt votes. People see him as an opportunist and plenty of dems are voting for him.
Romney will benefit.
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!
I never said such a thing. It was obvious he would win. And this will be most likely the last.
Then so be it.
End of the road for Newt.
And that’s all he’s gonna win. he is doing ONE thing and one thing only ... ensuring we get Romney as the nominee.
Newt trailing badly in Tn.
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.
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.
Where is that asteroid we were promised anyway?
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