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Gingrich must endorse Santorum
http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 6 March 2012 | impimp

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chat; chitchat; gingrich; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; personal; ricksantorum; santorum; vanity
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1 posted on 03/06/2012 6:59:06 PM PST by impimp
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To: impimp

No.


2 posted on 03/06/2012 7:00:57 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: impimp

No, this is going to convention. Sorry.


3 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:13 PM PST by lahargis (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: impimp

Santorum needs to bow out now and back Newt. :)


4 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:22 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: impimp

Nope.


5 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: impimp

No, this is going to convention. Sorry.


6 posted on 03/06/2012 7:01:28 PM PST by lahargis (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: impimp
Bow out, my foot.

Rick can help himself. He has been the spoiler for months.
We are getting Romney, accept it. Even, Mitt has the most delegates to date.

7 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:14 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: impimp

No, because I don’t want Santorum as the candidate. He still looks whiney to me, and gets caught up in social issues.


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:14 PM PST by independent in tx
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To: impimp

Dang, guess you got your answer......Santorum cannot win against Obama. If the choice is Newt or Santo, Santo loses.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:14 PM PST by lahargis (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: impimp

Romney versus Romney lite? No thanks.

Santorum and Romney were partners last time around.

Just as Santorum and Specter were partners in 1996 when Specter ran on removing the pro-life movement from the Republican Party.


10 posted on 03/06/2012 7:03:58 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: impimp

Other way ‘round sugar lips.


11 posted on 03/06/2012 7:04:23 PM PST by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Governor G. Romney, father of Bishop Willard Mitt Romney.)
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To: impimp

Perhaps you’d also advocate we just gift wrap the nomination for Romney? Because it’s pretty much the same thing. If Romney’s got just one competitor, then he can focus all his money on smashing that competitor. Instead, he’s got the worst case of WhackAMole ever - hammer Gingrich, Santorium pops up. Hammer Santorium, Gingrich bounces back up.

I got a better idea. How about Romney bows out? Then it can be about conservatives.


12 posted on 03/06/2012 7:05:36 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Christie at the beach

Every conservative better pray that we can get Newt to convention. I think Mitt nor Rick can stop Obama.


13 posted on 03/06/2012 7:05:43 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: ansel12

Gosh, people forgive Romney for Romneycare, but, are unrelenting over things done by other candidates. Double standard reigns even in Freeperland.


14 posted on 03/06/2012 7:05:43 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: impimp

Compared to Gingrich, Santorum is minor league. Why would you want to settle for minor league???


15 posted on 03/06/2012 7:05:54 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: impimp

Santorum must endorse Gingrich.


16 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:24 PM PST by Rudder
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To: impimp

Another NO vote.


17 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:35 PM PST by Taxachusan ("Let me be clear...and cheerful.")
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To: impimp

Do you know what the delecate count is for each candidate so far? I would like to know what the totals are. The one with the least would be interesting to know, because if one is asked to bow out, I would think the person with the least number of delegates would be asked first.


18 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:43 PM PST by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: impimp

Sorry, I support Gingrich and desire neither Romney or Santorum.

It is better to have Obama back in office and getting nothing done or screwing it up so badly that it’s obviously has to be undone next admin, then to have Romney in their advancing the same liberal agenda but under the guise of a conservative.


19 posted on 03/06/2012 7:06:51 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: impimp

No way in hell.

I don’t care if this has to go to convention.

Santorum is the wrong man for the job and he could never win against Obama.

We don’t need a preacher, we need a leader.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


20 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:04 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SaraJohnson

I agree with you, Sara. :^)


21 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:15 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Catsrus

You know freepers who have forgiven Romney for Romneycare? What are you talking about, who, where?


22 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:22 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: Irenic

YES!

Gingrich must steps aside. His “southern strategy” is up in flames placing distant third and fourth in key states.

Working Women. This is a key demographic that Romney leads Santorum followed by a deficit of 11 points, and Gingrich is well way behind by 31 points and is one major reason why Gingrich can neither win the nomination nor the presidency.

Gingrich was the big spoiler in MI where Santorum lost by just three points. Besides the notion of “permanent moon-based colonies” and pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gallon regardless of world energy markets or geopolitical conditions is simply risible and won’t play well with voters. Note, that Gingrich couldn’t even get the 50% threshold in home-state GA whereas Romney got a whopping 72% in MA.

If Santorum loses OH, we can attribute this to a divided conservative vote. The big city areas in OH have not yet been counted. Karl Rove thinks that when these county results come in, Romney will have won OH. He (unfortunately) may just be right.

Santorum has won IA; MN; CO; MO; and ND. Today, Santroum has notched up another trifecta: OK, TN, and ND. He came within a whisker of beating Romney in MI, and while he may lose OH it will be only by a coupe of points and Gingrich’s 15% would a major factor that explains this fact.

Working women:
Category Gingrich Paul Romney Santorum % Total
Working women 13 9 44 33 21
All others 14 10 36 39 79


23 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:24 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Catsrus; ansel12

FReepers are overlooking Romneycare? In what dimension?


24 posted on 03/06/2012 7:09:24 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: impimp

If Newt can’t even take 2nd place outside of his own state, then he has no business staying in. I am sure Rick can find a Cabinet position to offer him.


25 posted on 03/06/2012 7:10:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: impimp

GINGRICH/WEST - ALL THE WAY!!


26 posted on 03/06/2012 7:10:32 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: impimp

Um....NO!


27 posted on 03/06/2012 7:10:53 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: impimp

Ricky can’t beat Obama. Newt can.


28 posted on 03/06/2012 7:11:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: impimp

No. I am in through TEXAS. Santorum is a FAIL.


29 posted on 03/06/2012 7:11:36 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Gator113

I would take Gingrich or Santorum, but aren’t you ignoring the fact that Newt wasn’t competitive anywhere but Georgia? It comes down to Santorum and Romney, and Newt staying in only hurts Santorum. Armed with that reality, choose.


30 posted on 03/06/2012 7:11:51 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: seekthetruth
Do you know what the delecate count is for each candidate so far? I would like to know what the totals are. The one with the least would be interesting to know, because if one is asked to bow out, I would think the person with the least number of delegates would be asked first.

Including the ones in states that have been called tonight:

Romney: 235
Santorum: 94
Gingrich: 67
Paul: 43

But Gingrich is just coming up on a number of states where he's expected to do well, so he could easily overtake Santorum.

31 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:00 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: impimp

No you are thinking inside the box.

What needs to happen, is Gingrich and Santorum to strike a deal, and start campaigning as a ticket.


32 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:30 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: independent in tx

“No, because I don’t want Santorum as the candidate. He still looks whiney to me, and gets caught up in social issues.”

Right you are! I just don’t know what’s wrong with conservative voters. Gingrich is the only one of the four who has any positive ideas about how to fix what’s wrong with the country and he has the smarts to be able to debate FUBO. Both Romney and Santorum look wooden by comparison, especially Romney. A cigar store indian has more charisma and intellect. Even FUBO will wipe up the floor with Romney, even without a teleprompter. We are so screwed!!!


33 posted on 03/06/2012 7:12:51 PM PST by vette6387
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To: Steelfish

Romney versus Romney lite? No thanks.

Santorum and Romney were partners last time around.

Just as Santorum and Specter were partners in 1996 when Specter ran on removing the pro-life movement from the Republican Party.


34 posted on 03/06/2012 7:13:34 PM PST by ansel12 (Santorum-Catholic and "I was basically pro-choice all my life, until I ran for Congress" he said))
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To: impimp

Santorum needs to bow out now and back Newt. :)


35 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:06 PM PST by wrench
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2DV, Gingrich got his butt kicked tonight. It doesn’t matter what the match-up looks like, the facts are the facts. If Santorum picks West, we’ll be fine.


36 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:18 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: impimp

If Gingrich stays in the race after he couldn’t even win second place in the SOUTHERN state of Tennessee, a neighbor to his beloved Georgia, then it might be that Newt — like the rest of the GOP-E — really wants Romney to win.


37 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:25 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: impimp
Not just no but HELL NO!!!
38 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: impimp

Santorum must endorse Gingrich


39 posted on 03/06/2012 7:14:55 PM PST by redfog
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To: GeronL
"I am sure Rick can find a Cabinet position to offer him."

Rick is starting his own country? What's it going to be called?

40 posted on 03/06/2012 7:15:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Steelfish

Santos is winning on the non Romney vote and with an open primary in Ohio, the leftists are still causing havoc. Rick is NOT building a conservative base. Even if Rick wins Ohio, he doesn’t get any delegates or a few.. Please..the stopping Romney has created a Huge problem for us getting rid of Obama. We NEED a change of course. We cannot go into the fall election with Romney nor Ricky. We have a Huge problem here, folks.


41 posted on 03/06/2012 7:16:41 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: lahargis

“Santorum cannot win against Obama. “

I love this argument. Newt can’t even win among Republicans, or even conservatives, yet somehow he is going to win the presidency when he is running 3rd place in the primaries.

It’s just funny. I know Newt won’t do what is right - politically, morally, or statistically. It’s just not him.


42 posted on 03/06/2012 7:16:45 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: impimp

No


43 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:03 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: HMS Surprise

Rick couldn’t win PENNSYLVANIA against a Democrat. What’s changed?


44 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: impimp

No Santorum should endorse Gingrich and leave the race.
No wait Romney should leave the race and make us all happy.


45 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:07 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: HMS Surprise

I like Newt, but, like Rush, I live in Realville. No way will Gingrich beat obama. He is killing the conservative vote by staying in. Yes, I voted for Santorum. Some say he’s boring. I don’t care how boring he is, I want a conservative to win. They all have their warts, but, Gingrich has more than the others - unless, it’s Romney. Gingrich has only won 2 states so far, so would some one tell me how in the heck he is going to win this election, if he can’t even win the primaries?

We need to get out of lala land and look to beating obama. I think Rick can win - I really do. Gingrich had a couple of good debates, but, also a couple of bad ones. Very inconsistent, and we don’t know which Newt would show up to debate obama.


46 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:11 PM PST by Catsrus
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To: ansel12

“Romney versus Romney lite? No thanks.
Santorum and Romney were partners last time around.
Just as Santorum and Specter were partners in 1996 when Specter ran on removing the pro-life movement from the Republican Party.”

I think Rush has a description for this sort of activity.


47 posted on 03/06/2012 7:18:56 PM PST by Toespi
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To: impimp

In a pig’s eye.


48 posted on 03/06/2012 7:19:11 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: impimp

Nope. All The Way To Tampa!!!!

Go Newt!!!!


49 posted on 03/06/2012 7:19:42 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: impimp

Nope. All The Way To Tampa!!!!

Go Newt!!!!


50 posted on 03/06/2012 7:19:45 PM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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