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Gingrich takes aim at Santorum, betting candidacy on must-win Southern primaries on March 13
WaPo ^ | Wednesday, March 7, 2:13 PM

Posted on 03/07/2012 1:38:57 PM PST by Red Steel

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1 posted on 03/07/2012 1:39:05 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Newt is going to win these. :-)


2 posted on 03/07/2012 1:42:47 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Santo lost me with his disingenuous rewriting of Newt's successes as Speaker and his admission that he worked with John Boehner and others to undermine Newt's leadership position.

He is nothing more than a lapdog for the establishment who by virtue of his voting record has time and time again shown that his "principles" are absolutely negotiable.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 1:45:33 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Red Steel

Anyone have polling for the next 3? Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi?


4 posted on 03/07/2012 1:46:20 PM PST by icwhatudo
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To: Red Steel

Go Newt!


5 posted on 03/07/2012 1:48:33 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: icwhatudo

Isn’t Newt skipping Kansas?


6 posted on 03/07/2012 1:49:02 PM PST by Rudder
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To: ReneeLynn

What she said.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 1:50:16 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: icwhatudo

There was a poll done 3 to 4 weeks ago in Alabama. Newt was the leader in that poll even after the Media hit him with their BS, “The Thursday Massacre,” and right after FL where Romney hit him in 20+ million dollars in negative ads.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 1:54:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: icwhatudo

The most recent poll for Alabama, albeit from a suspect source, shows Newt a distant third there behind Romney and Santorum.


9 posted on 03/07/2012 2:01:30 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Red Steel

Newt and Rick need to set aside differences and join together to defeat Mitt once and for all.


10 posted on 03/07/2012 2:09:30 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Red Steel

Bloody Thursday showed the world who the ONLY viable threat is in this race.

Wake up, America.

Thanks for all your informing posts, RS.


11 posted on 03/07/2012 2:10:26 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: Red Steel

Clearly, it’s unusual for us here in Alabama to have our primary mean anything. Would that it didn’t mean anything and Mitch was the presumptive nominee.

ROLL TIDE


12 posted on 03/07/2012 2:10:33 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Red Steel; All

Why is Lil’ Ricky all the rage with Evangelicals but not catching on with fellow Catholics?


13 posted on 03/07/2012 2:13:57 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Would that your presumption business gets a deserved soaking, right after the zot coming at cha!


14 posted on 03/07/2012 2:14:25 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: j.argese

IMHO, it’s a regional thing partly, and partly it’s increasing numbers of apostate Catholics who still self describe as Catholic, but only for political purposes, believing in the perceived clout of the old Catholic block of voters of the past.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 2:21:56 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: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Whose Mitch? I don’t understand your comment except for the “ROLL TIDE,” SEC RULES welcome Texas A&M and Missouri.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 2:24:16 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Red Steel

If Newt wins AL and MS it will be a different ballgame.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 2:26:40 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: j.argese

Didn’t they give us The Huckster and Jimmah Carta???

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!


18 posted on 03/07/2012 2:27:57 PM PST by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: bgill

You don’t get it. Newties not a joiner.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 2:28:22 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: j.argese

In the states where they have measured, being union overrides being Catholic.


20 posted on 03/07/2012 2:30:03 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yeah and if pigs could fly and if there were a pot of gold under the rainbow and if . . .


21 posted on 03/07/2012 2:30:29 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Rudder

Why not, he skipped Super Tuesday to save half the votes in his own state.


22 posted on 03/07/2012 2:31:29 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Red Steel

As you know if you’ve read my posts over the last months, I am a huge Newt fan, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that in order to stop Romney, there is going to have to be an alliance of Newt and Santorum. I would only make one demand of Santorum in terms of adopting Newt’s positions, and that would be that he take up and run with Newt’s energy exploration and production plan. I don’t like Santorum’s tax plan feature of subsidizing manufacturers, but I don’t think that element is going to survive anyway. But, the energy plan is a game changer for the country.


23 posted on 03/07/2012 2:34:28 PM PST by mtrott
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To: Red Steel

Santorum is probably a real nice guy and God probably really likes him a lot. And Romney is just Romney. But they are not the warriors that we need to send into the battle. They will be eaten alive and we will all pay for it with 4 more years of Obama. Maybe it is God’s plan to take the U.S. into the pits. They say you have to hit rock bottom before you finally get serious about doing right.
Be prepared, stock up and don’t ever give up.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 2:35:08 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

And if he does not? It would make a large difference in his perceived viability to win. Would losses mean the opposite, or is he somehow destined to win regardless? Coming close to overcoming in Michigan and Ohio has not overly helped Santorum. If the expectations of a huge Newt win are there, failure to close the deal can hurt more.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 2:35:36 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Houghton M.

No, he’s not. But how’s that working for him? He’s way back in the polls. He’s got my vote no matter what but the main thing is to stop Obamalite.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 2:37:39 PM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: mtrott

So what is it you like about Santorum?


27 posted on 03/07/2012 2:38:08 PM PST by Toespi
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To: j.argese

I’m Baptist and I must admit to being a bit of a “backslider” but I don’t really understand the lack of forgiveness for Newt’s marital transgressions after he has publicly admitted his mistakes and gone to his Church and received absolution for his sin. Every Church I’ve attended ends the service with an invitation to come to and accept Jesus and be forgiven for your sins and receive salvation. Apparently many want Jesus to forgive Newt but they are not willing to do so themselves. My wife says she doesn’t care about Newt’s marriages, that we don’t know or need to know the details she just knows that America needs Newt.


28 posted on 03/07/2012 2:40:21 PM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Ingtar; icwhatudo
The most recent poll for Alabama, albeit from a suspect source, shows Newt a distant third there behind Romney and Santorum.

No "distant third' for Gingrich - first. Nope, not this poll taken around mid Feb shows Newt on top even after all the FL BS by the Press and Romney including Santorum who ran negative ads against Gingrich.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/17013932/gingrich-leads-in-asu-presidential-primary-poll

Since that time, Newt has very likely Newt expanded the lead in Alabama like he did in GA.

29 posted on 03/07/2012 2:42:17 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Toespi

“So what is it you like about Santorum?

Well, there is not really anything I like about Santorum’s stated policy positions compared to Newt’s, but I do like how he stands up for limiting government with respect to religious freedom. I am afraid he would be the type to give in to some type of bail out for union companies, which I think in a few years we will be facing with GM, again.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 2:46:20 PM PST by mtrott
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To: Ingtar

Well I guess we will find out after AL, MS and LA.


31 posted on 03/07/2012 2:46:35 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Rudder

Gingrich cancels Kansas trip to focus on South

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57392702-503544/gingrich-cancels-kansas-trip-to-focus-on-south/


32 posted on 03/07/2012 2:46:57 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: Red Steel

Jaw-dropping! So Gingrich with cap-and-trade hugging Pelosi on a park bench and $1.6m Fanie Mae albatross around his neck, is not a “creature of the establishment.” This is some gumption coming from one who has now become a spoiler and an enabler of Romney to clinch the nomination. His “southern stragey” went up in flames on Super Tuesday placing third in neighboring OK and TN, while splitting the conservative vote in WA, AZ, MI and OH, and allowing Romney to triumph. No small wonder that we now have a rising chorus of conservative voices demanding he withdraw and withdraw now.


33 posted on 03/07/2012 2:47:44 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Red Steel

A vote for Santorum is a vote for Obama.

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


34 posted on 03/07/2012 2:49:34 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Steelfish

Try promoting your candidate for a change. Oops. I guess you can’t.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 2:52:23 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: bgill

Newt and Rick need to set aside differences and join together to defeat Mitt once and for all.

All conservatives need to push this.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 2:52:46 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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Right, but it should be Gingrich/Santorum....not Santorum/Gingrich. Any other way would be totally ridiculous.
37 posted on 03/07/2012 2:59:06 PM PST by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: Red Steel

We have to stop the Bush establishment guy-Newt is our only hope to go to the convention and to be able to force/fight for a conservative to win. Newt has to lead the battle. I think people are fooling themselves if they think this is over. Romney will win over Rick. Romney cannot beat Newt. Obama cannot beat Newt. Look at the personalities. How many times does Palin have to tell the patriots to fight/not play safe/to Fight. This game by the media was turned on us by propping up the weaker guy to be the conservative voice. It’s clear in your face tactics.


38 posted on 03/07/2012 3:00:52 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: Steelfish
Jaw-dropping! So Gingrich with cap-and-trade hugging Pelosi on a park bench and $1.6m Fanie Mae albatross around his neck, is not a “creature of the establishment.”

Naah, "Jaw-dropping" is when Senator Santo hooked up with super leftist Babs Boxer and Hillary Clintooon and bragged about it, and Santo has always grew the Federal government when he had a chance.

39 posted on 03/07/2012 3:02:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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Tennessee is a southern state. Newt didn’t even come in second, much less win.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 3:17:49 PM PST by tennmountainman
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You don’t get it. Newties not a joiner.

It's you who don't get it. So what is Santorum jackasses? Newt has answers which you seem unable to understand. So be it.

41 posted on 03/07/2012 3:17:49 PM PST by Logical me
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To: tennmountainman
Tennessee is not the Deep South. It often votes for moderate go-along-get-along Republican types. See Alexander and Corker the current senators. See Frist the mushy former Majority Leader (after Trent Lott was booted). Sundquist is a former governor who tried to pass a state income tax. A Democrat was voted in next. I watch all of this with distaste as I am a native Tennessean.
42 posted on 03/07/2012 3:34:34 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: duffee; Ingtar; billys kid; RitaOK; All

Thanks ...


43 posted on 03/07/2012 3:39:42 PM PST by j.argese (FR is a Newt-ist Colony, not a Romney Room, Paul Pavillion or Santorum Sanctum)
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To: Steelfish

The mystery is how Santorum has been fighting for pro-abortion candidates all his life and gets left alone by the media and the GOP-e.

Heck, in 1996 Santorum was supporting the Presidential candidate that was running on kicking out the pro-life movement and getting pro-life out of the GOP platform entirely, even last election he was trying to get in a pro-abortion President.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 3:48:20 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: j.argese

Because most Catholics are not practicing Catholics, they are for abortion and far more liberal. So the fact they aren’t voting for him ain’t nothing to be proud of.

Rick’s practicing Catholic views are more acceptable to evangelicals.


45 posted on 03/07/2012 3:49:14 PM PST by dforest
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To: duffee

The problem is this, just because you got absolution from the church does not mean you get absolution from the voters.

I myself think he and Calista are solid, but with Newt, history makes people worry about some bimbo dragged out by Allred and pimped by the media. It killed Cain and nobody knows yet if this could happen with Newt. What did Hillary have in those FBI files?

That is a reaction caused by Newt himself. People don’t know, but actions in the past can hurt a person.


46 posted on 03/07/2012 3:56:15 PM PST by dforest
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To: j.argese

It was the same when he was a Senator, Protestants and especially Evangelicals supported him, in 2006, but Catholics would not.


47 posted on 03/07/2012 3:59:58 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: duffee

Thanks, duffee. I see a good Newt who is in love for the first time in his life. Yes, he can be arrogant and who isn’t, among those who think they can be president and dare to run?


48 posted on 03/07/2012 4:39:20 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: 22cal

You mean the same moderate state that rejected it’s favorite son, Al Gore for president?


49 posted on 03/07/2012 4:39:25 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: RitaOK

What is bloody Thursday. I have seen it mentioned here from time to time and always wondered what it was, but this is the first time I am asking. Thanks Rita.


50 posted on 03/07/2012 6:18:20 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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