Skip to comments.Gingrich must endorse Santorum
Posted on 03/06/2012 6:59:02 PM PST by impimp
I have advocated Gingrich staying in until sometime in March. I felt the vote splitting would help prevent Romney from locking up a sufficient number of bound delegates to take the nomination. The plan did a good job so far, but not a great job.
I think now the mathematics is shifting such that Gingrich needs to bow out. The reasons for the shift are:
1. winner-take-alls coming up soon - vote splitting begins to really hurt us in these primaries 2. we need money consolidating behind Santorum. 3. Santorum made the Indiana ballot after all
But now Gingrich needs to bow out.
That pales when compared to Santorum trying to remove the pro-life plank from the republican party platform and supporting Mitt Romney.
Gingrich was leading a conservative revolution while Santorum was fighting it.
100% correct. Folks need to wake up.
On Fox, Sarah Palin just said she voted for NEWT GINGRICH in Alaska
I think freeper threads where the two sides yell that the other side’s candidate has to quit are kind of funny.
But you are right about one thing, it is hard to see how Newt goes from a string of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th-place finishes to winning the nomination and being able to destroy Obama in the fall.
Even here, he maintains his strong showing in threads in part because of the site supports Newt; as nasty as the two sides are sometimes, when Santorum supporters go over the edge, they don’t last long.
Hopefully, that won’t give people the wrong impression that Santorum support is dropping.
This was Super Tuesday. This was when Santorum was supposed to collapse, burn out, “drop like a rock” if I remember the term. And Gringrich was ascending, rising, a shining shooting star that would sweep the day and prove his worth.
Now I guess there will a whole new set of promises; Gingrich will win the NEXT set of states. Maybe he will. Maybe we should hope he will. I would have loved to see him sweep super tuesday, if for no other reason than we’d stop these rediculous threads.
Instead, we might get a Santorum sweep, or more likely the same outcome as two weeks ago, good but not quite good enough if Santorum can’t quite take Ohio.
One thing is clear. If Santorum was gone, Romney would likely have sealed the nomination today. It would have been a long slog still, but having swept February and taken half the states today, the “inevitability” argument would have taken hold.
Santorum is the one candidate who stood in the breach after Florida, fought in those states that Newt dismissed as places nobody cared about, and stopped the Romney bandwagon in it’s tracks. For that alone, he deserves a lot better than the smears he gets hit with regularly here.
“But Gingritch is the only one who will take it to the bitter end.”
Newt has reached his bitter end tonight.
Heh. That’s pretty funny. It’s not going to happen. Not all voters are feminists with desires for big revenues going to social services (Santorum’s voting record).
For you to say baby rick is the most conservative shows you didn’t look at his record. And he’s a liar.
We thank God somebody does, because Obama and the Democrat Party are equally engaged in destroying our social and moral underpinnings as they are in enforcing Marxist economics.
We can have conservative free-market economics, but the nation is toast if it has a societal reprobate mind.
Millions of us want free-market economics in a nation not run by moral perverts, thank you very much.
“I love this. How many states are left to vote? I just love you nuts who think only a few should make the decision.”
Not enough for Newt to get the nomination. THe guy is at best 3rd place. So according to you he needs to just make up the difference in volume?
If Newt can't win Republican primaries, please, please, tell me how he is going to beat Obama?
It's good to be passionate about your candidate, but at the same time, please do not be delusional.
Didn’t everybody take aim on RS 3 weeks ago after he won 3 states? Then they took more aim at him when he barely lost Michigan. He was “dropping like a rock”, right?
So far, he’s held a little better than we could have hoped for, although his national numbers have been dropping precipitously. Unfortunately, Gingrich numbers aren’t rising.
Look, we aren’t into Romney. Romney needs two conservative contenders two spend money on defeating in order for RINO Establishment to get the picture that “conservatives aren’t going to take it anymore.”
NO MORE RINOS’!
I wait for Alabama and TEXAS though things are tough. We are sending the Establishment the message.
Romney surging, Santorum barely holding the lead in OH. Santorum by 0.3% (3000 votes out of a million cast) with 250K still to count.
LOL... Seriously. Some Freepers believe Newt is entitled to the delegates even though he got only 15% of the votes merely because “he’s the most conservative candidate”. They seem believe it.
Well said. Finally, some sanity.
Alaska...the one state Ron Paul will win.
And that is the part that will do him in if he gets the nod. It will be a repeat of PA in 2006.
The wisdom of Todd and Sarah Palin can't be disputed. Governor Palin knows the energy industry and realizes that Newt Gingrich's plans to get gasoline prices to $2.50 is realistic.
No, Newt’s Super PAC and Newt’s campaign appear to resist taking on Santorum for some reason. Very poor strategy - very poor - but they haven’t.
Romney meanwhile spent a lot of his money going after Newt in Florida.
You have to suffer awhile yet, I suspect.
We are not kowtowing at present.
Deal with it.
In other words, what you are really saying is, “I’m going down with the ship.” And that’s fine, nothing wrong with that.
“They seem believe it.”
Newt supporters press on in their hapless quest. but they only evolve from the pathological to the pitiful.
Sad, but strangely humorous.
Why wast his time endorsing Rickey, when he could just go all the way and endorse Obama?
Gingrich ran Robocalls attacking Santorum in Georgia, the one place he didn’t really need the votes, but still it was an attack on Santorum.
The hell of it is, you don’t have crystal ball.
NO more rinos! not ever. Been there and done that..got the hat and tee shirt. Voted for Bush and he was way too moderate for me; voted for the jerk Mccain and he is another rino. NO MORE! No more money to the gop...the only man that can turn this nation around is NEWT!
He’s pimp, whadya expect?!
Yes, I am watching. Hamilton Co. puts Myth up in Ohio, what 3000 + ?
Very tight. Hope Ricky pulls it out from Romney.
What a message to the Establishment, huh? Maybe a mortal wound in that the people say, “No More!”
The delegate totals in your post are the main part of my comment: Each Candidate has his own, non-transferrable following.
If the purpose of the Primary is to develop ideas (planks) that are tested by the Primary voters, (volunteers, donations, rally attendance, votes, delegates), then this Primary has been a smashing success!
The last point is that every delegate not won by Romney increases the chances that NO candidate will win enough delegates before the Convention in Tampa.
The MSM is totally clueless about the importance of having a brokered Convention.
If there is no brokered Convention due to a Romney Primary win, the Taxed Enough Already Party will take over the GOP before the next election in 2014.
Let Santorum bow out. Newt is heading for Tampa.
“The hell of it is, you dont have crystal ball.”
I don’t need a crystal ball to see Newt is not getting enough votes in the primaries to win the nomination.
If you see anything different it’s a bad crystal ball.
“Asked about Rick Santorum’s contention that Gingrich is dividing the conservative, anti-Romney vote, Sarah Palin dismissed the complaint. “Oh, boo-hoo,” she said.
Is Rick for Cap-N-Tax/Global Warming? No.
Is Rick for Obama/RomneyCare? No.
Guess who is? Newt.
So yeah, “baby rick” is the most conservative of those running for the Republican nomination.
I haven't read the replies yet, but I'm here to tell you to go to hell with your fracking idea.
You're a fracking IDIOT to even suggest that Newt step out of the race.
Rick Sanctamonious IS A BIG GOV'T republican and a PILE OF CRAP, who has not done a fraction of what Newt has done to push CONSERVATIVE POLICIES. And this pile of absolute crap ALWAYS has an excuse when he screws up instead of manning up and accepting responsibility for his actions.
Where liberty dwells, there is my country." Benjamin Franklin
Islam Delenda Est!
So that makes the ratio of negative ads against Newt versus negative ads against Santorum, what, only about 20 thousand dollars to one ratio?
Asked about Rick Santorums contention that Gingrich is dividing the conservative, anti-Romney vote, Sarah Palin dismissed the complaint. Oh, boo-hoo, she said.
Ahahaha she’s great!
Check the baby’s record - lots of poop in it.
He has a BIG gov’t spending rash.
You really need an education on the difference between primaries and caucuses and what each says about electability. But I don’t have my kindergarten teaching certificate.
RCP’s showing Rinomney +1,837 (+0.2%) with 85% counted. Still very close, but Romney’s been gaining steadily so who knows. :(
With supporters like we have seen here, how does it matter if Newt only got 15%? They will make him to believe that he’s the chosen one and entitled to the nomination. Primary results be darned!
YES! YES! YES! Every delegate kept out of the Romney columns speaks to the socialists running the Republican party that, WE ARE DONE!
Thank you for bringing your point home, my friend.
1000 votes separate Myth and Rick, and upward to 3000 shortly. A caucus state.
I haven’t read the replies yet, but I’m here to tell you to go to hell with your fracking idea.”
You sound like a liberal opposed to fracking. Do you want us all to buy Chevy volts too just like the Dems?
He did get 2nd in Florida, right next to his state.
Thanks for the count!
So it appears that even if you add Santorum’s and Newt’s delegates together they add to 198...still less than Myth. that leads me to think that neither Newt nor Rick are “hurting each other” and splitting the vote. I don’t know how many are committed delegates.
It looks like there is a difference of 44 delegates between them. No big deal. The popular vote doesn’t count in the general. So if both men have the stamina and funds to stay in, I think that is great. Maybe the rest of the country would like to have a chance to vote.
And may I add...Go Newt!!