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Gingrich-Perry Pre-Convention Ticket in the Works
Fox News ^ | 3/11/12 | Carl Cameron

Posted on 03/11/2012 7:04:04 PM PDT by BCrago66

Sources close to the Gingrich campaign say preliminary "what-if" conversations are underway that could lead to a Gingrich-Perry ticket being announced prior to the Republican National Convention at the end of August.

Gingrich aides hope forming a predetermined ticket with Perry will unite the evangelical, Tea Party and very conservative voters that make up the core of the GOP.

As discussions got underway, two senior aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the race and endorsed Gingrich, had not heard of the potential ticket and seemed dismissive. One noted that in the past, Perry has likened the Vice Presidency to a bucket of warm spit. Still, Gov. Perry volunteered his services when he endorsed Gingrich in South Carolina, so he may be on board if it's little more than a joy ride in a trial balloon.

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To: X-spurt

Perry for VP would be good in terms of winning Texas for Newt in the Primes.


51 posted on 03/11/2012 8:02:21 PM PDT by garjog
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To: BCrago66

Also off-topic but what ever happened to the sweetheart of Free Republic - CONDI?


52 posted on 03/11/2012 8:10:22 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: altura
Correction. That cover with Rick Perry was from September 26, 2011.

http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,20110926,00.html

53 posted on 03/11/2012 8:10:22 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Signalman

“Gingrich is the most qualified man in the U.S. to be President. Kerry is the most successful governor in the U.S. This sounds like a winning ticket to me.”

I’m not sure if Kerrey was the most successful governor in the US, but he was head and shoulders better than the ILLEGAL-HUGGING airhead governor we’ve been stuck with in Texas.


54 posted on 03/11/2012 8:16:10 PM PDT by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: AGreatPer

It’s only a trail balloon... there’ll be quite a few more, it’s only March.........LOL

Next, the Romney - Crist ticket. And, Santorum - Paul ticket.


55 posted on 03/11/2012 8:18:03 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: BCrago66

A Gingrich-Perry ticket? Would it be another Reagan-Schweiker pick? Reagan is the only one who ever announced a V.P. ahead of time, isn’t he?


56 posted on 03/11/2012 8:29:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens.)
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To: A. Morgan

Not Santorum-Paul, for Paul despises Santorum. Santorum backers care nothing for Paul either. But Paul backers could help Obama before it’s all over.


57 posted on 03/11/2012 8:31:47 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens.)
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To: garjog

I really question if Perry has that much support left in the TX GOP. Maybe he does, but I wonder. I’m afraid Romney is going to be the surprise in TX, as people think of it as an athletic contest where one must pick the winner.


58 posted on 03/11/2012 8:33:56 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Mathematically, it's all over, says Mittens.)
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To: BCrago66

It’s a non-starter as a strategy. There’s no way at this point that Romney, Paul and Santorum would not have enough combined delegates to beat Newt’s at the convention. So if Santorum would prefer the V.P. slot under Mitt to a cabinet position under Newt, then he’d go with Mitt and Newt would lose. Newt/Santorum is also a more electable ticket in the general than an even more heavily Southern ticket. Of the big ideas Newt’s had lately, this one is the least practical. The only idea that works at this point is a Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt ticket.


59 posted on 03/11/2012 8:36:37 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: elpadre

Amen!


60 posted on 03/11/2012 8:39:16 PM PDT by TexasKate
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To: q_an_a

Yep; of course it’a all academic because Gingrich has precisely zero chance of getting the nomination.

But from a purely academic standpoint it would be interesting to see if a Gingrich/Perry ticket could beat Goldwater or Alf Landon in terms of getting crushed.


61 posted on 03/11/2012 8:39:34 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: scrabblehack

Gingrich could never play second fiddle to Santorum. He is incapable of being a vice president. He’d never, ever under any circumstances agree to be vp—for anyone. He’s 68. Anyone who thinks he would agree to run for VP is delusional.


62 posted on 03/11/2012 8:41:56 PM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: muawiyah
Newt was too clever by half, but he didn’t say we were inhumane ~ just that we wouldn’t adopt inhuman policies “but everybody has to get in line”.

Sandra Fluck, pick up the white courtesy phone. Please use gloves.

Cheers!

63 posted on 03/11/2012 8:42:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: q_an_a

Sounds like a good deal to this Texan...or would you rather see the jobs go to China ?

Friday, March 09, 2012 • Austin, Texas • Press Release

Gov. Perry Announces Apple to Create 3,600 New Jobs in Austin

Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Apple will expand its presence in Texas with a $304 million investment in a new campus in Austin that will create more than 3,600 new jobs. The new campus will more than double the size of Apple’s workforce in Texas over the next decade, supporting the company’s growing operations in the Americas with expanded customer support, sales and accounting functions for the region.

In exchange for Apple’s commitment to create these new jobs in Texas, the state has offered Apple an investment of $21 million over ten years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF).

http://governor.state.tx.us/


64 posted on 03/11/2012 8:44:44 PM PDT by baysider
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To: Theodore R.

The Little Martian and the Paulnutz are too busy suckin up to Romney.


65 posted on 03/11/2012 8:45:00 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: BCrago66
However, it also seems quite possible that Santorum + Gingrich will get in the neighborhood of 1,300 delegates, sufficient to deprive Romney of a 1,144 delegate majority.

There's not a chance of them getting more than 1,144 combined if they both stay in the race. Ron Paul already has 64 and will continue to get more. Romney probably gets a bare minimum of 1,050 if everything stays status quo, and could get over 1,144 with just a little improvement. Most likely Romney and Paul will have enough to combine for a win at the convention. The only thing that could change the game is Newt or Rick dropping out and teaming up with the other. Then the remaining one could deny Romney a plurality in anything but Northeastern and Mormon states, and sometimes get over 50%. With 13 states with some form of WTA in April and beyond and only 10 proportional, that is the only way to shut Romney out of enough delegates to make a combined Newt/Rick convention ticket possible.

66 posted on 03/11/2012 8:48:28 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Theodore R.

Paul supporters think Santorum represents everything that’s wrong with the government on all fronts, social issues, economic issues and military issues. They despise him to the very core of their being.


67 posted on 03/11/2012 8:51:09 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: BCrago66
PPP Alabama numbers out, Romney's got the plurality:

Wish we could give you some clarity in Alabama but...Romney 31, Gingrich 30, Santorum 29, Paul 8

68 posted on 03/11/2012 8:53:58 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: skr

I’d rather see Allen West debating Biden.

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Wouldn’t that be a hoot!
Pay good money to see West tear him a new one.


69 posted on 03/11/2012 8:58:25 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: BCrago66

Interesting since, to listen to all the Newtbotsa couple of months ago, Perry was a RINO no better than Obama, what with Gardasil and his positions on illegals and Muslims and vulture capitalism and what not. NOW, he’s okay to be Veep if it helps Newtie? Smells of desperation...


70 posted on 03/11/2012 9:00:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: BCrago66

That’s the ticket.
That would get ‘er done.


71 posted on 03/11/2012 9:00:17 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: garjog

You may be right, but from what I hear, Newt is pretty sure anyway. Lot of “social” conservatives, but most Texans are more fiscal conservative at heart an like someone who tells ya how the cow ate the cabbage.


72 posted on 03/11/2012 9:02:15 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: BCrago66
Perry just turned 61 on the 4th. He'll be young enough to face Biden or whatever the rats run to succeed Obama in 2016.
73 posted on 03/11/2012 9:13:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Servant of the Cross

If only it could be.....


74 posted on 03/11/2012 9:16:28 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: varina davis
A visionary needs to be paired with a deliberative thinker. This one may work.
75 posted on 03/11/2012 9:22:56 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Theodore R.

It’s only a trail balloon... Romney - Huckabee
Romney - McCain Romney - Bloomberg


76 posted on 03/11/2012 9:36:12 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: muawiyah

That’s the sort of ignorant, biased post that I would expect from you.

You have shown your total ignorance of the issue.


77 posted on 03/11/2012 9:48:09 PM PDT by altura
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To: skr
Now how about we blow the dems right off their rockers and run any combination of the following?

Cain
West
Palin
Gingrich

How do they fight any ticket with West or Cain on it?
If they do we can easily run a huge ad campaign of the dems being racist.
Palin and Gingrich ...either or both would appeal to the Tea Party gang.
Any Combination of two of that group would be powerful.
Sorry Santorum.. big leagues now, wait your turn.

For best results get all four on a pre-determined team who would hold top positions in the government. Invite Perry to be in somewhere on the team also.
78 posted on 03/11/2012 9:59:12 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: muawiyah
The public simply won't vote for Republicans if they think we're palling around with a bunch of gays.

Well then, why has the public gone so strongly for Obama? Surely many must know of the stories of Obama's homo dalliances.
79 posted on 03/11/2012 10:09:17 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: BCrago66

I’m down with that.


80 posted on 03/11/2012 11:47:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: BCrago66
I hope he asks Palin.

I heard someone on Fox say Mitt will likely ask Rubio.

Palin trumps Rubio. Lord, let it be Palin.

81 posted on 03/12/2012 12:11:12 AM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; BCrago66

Republican presidential candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (Chris Keane - Reuters)

Newt Gingrich: Rick Perry's book "almost came too late" [Forward to "Fed Up!"]

I wish this book had never needed to be written.

It almost came too late.

America is recklessly accelerating toward economic disaster. Fed Up! may be the last warning sign to the danger that lies ahead.

Rick Perry, Texas governor for the past decade, is uniquely qualified to offer a firsthand perspective on why the United States—the most successful civilization in human history—is being threatened with economic collapse.

First Principles

Faith, freedom, and free enterprise are the pillars of a strong, safe, prosperous society. Rick knows that when these principles are protected, America succeeds, and when they are undermined, America fails. But the Left has a different belief. The Left believes that most people are not capable of pursuing happiness and that a strong centralized government is best able to provide for them. While claiming compassion for humanity, the Left's policies are destructive to the human beings subject to them—as we have had to learn painfully again and again.

The Left's self-serving solution to every crisis, economic or otherwise, and many of their own doing, is always the same: inflict higher taxes on Americans to create more government programs with more rules and regulations that result in less freedom, less innovation, less safety, and less prosperity.

The problem with the Left’s one solution, as Rick forcefully explains in the pages that follow, is that it doesn't work. It's never worked, and it never will work. The record shows it.

But what the record also shows is that when power and freedom are returned to the people, when people are rewarded for work, and when government holds the line on spending, individuals and opportunity thrive. We have seen that result most spectacularly recently in Texas, and in the mid-1990s with the Contract with America Congress, when I served as Speaker of the House.

The Texas Record.....

82 posted on 03/12/2012 2:11:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: A. Morgan; Jim Robinson; Cincinatus' Wife

I MISSED THIS PING, because you spelled it “Oynx” like Jim does sometimes...LOL.

COLOR ME HAPPY AND I PREDICTED THIS!


83 posted on 03/12/2012 2:35:13 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: skr
Pairing the touted best debater with the only person who could lose VP debate to Biden.

If you want to know what position to take on any national security issue, I got a tip for you -- find out what Joe Biden thinks and take the opposite opinion, you will be right every time," Rick Santorum.

84 posted on 03/12/2012 5:19:31 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JohnBovenmyer
Or maybe he's afraid he wouldn't carry TX without him.

Or he wants Obama to keep blaming Texans for everything.

85 posted on 03/12/2012 5:30:17 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: JSteff
So, tell me this, is Obama a Republican?

Did you read what I said?

86 posted on 03/12/2012 5:33:55 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: grey_whiskers

Are you having trouble following the words? Get a big screen TV. Drop your computer feed through the backplane ~ READ AGAIN.


87 posted on 03/12/2012 5:40:47 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: JediJones
Seems to me Paul's numbers in the poles ~ and the primaries/caucuses have fallen off the planet lately ~ back to the levels he had before the first election took place.

The surge has come and gone.

88 posted on 03/12/2012 5:42:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: elpadre
Switch it to Perry/Gingrich and I would be overjoyed

Ditto that!

89 posted on 03/12/2012 5:45:19 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: onyx

LOL...............it’s the time change..... LOL


90 posted on 03/12/2012 5:46:58 AM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I think it’s good strategy to kick this stuff around. Let the voters know ahead of time what kind of people you intend to surround yourself with - VP, cabinet, press secretary, etc. It helps in the decision-making process.


91 posted on 03/12/2012 5:51:35 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: gogogodzilla

In the beginning I was a Perry supporter and also liked Cain and Newt very much. Once Cain and Perry were out, I went strong for Newt.

I actively supported Newt here in Florida. The trash that came out from Romney on Newt really did do damage because the MSM was pushing the same BS too. BTW, Romney did NOT win Florida by a large margin unless you call 3% a large margin! AND the FL delegates may be awarded proportional before this is over!

I do think a Newt/Perry ticket would be a good one, but I also would love a Newt/West ticket!


92 posted on 03/12/2012 6:09:13 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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To: baysider

geez, those are not china manufacturing jobs they are IDEA jobs and sales jobs, read the whole article. On top of that Apple is expanding not starting it’s first building in Texas. The have more cash in the bank the the federal government or the State of TEXAS. This is corporate handouts of the worst sort. Apple is not going to put those jobs in Calif where the cost of building the building and staffing it would be 30% higher than in the Austin area.


93 posted on 03/12/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: altura

I live in Texas, have voted and worked for a number of republican candidates, I have never voted for him because he is not a true conservative and not a man of his word. Perry is pure talk, as we say down here “all hat and no cattle.” The reason he does poorly in debates is he needs talking points for a speech - he has no core.


94 posted on 03/12/2012 6:37:18 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: q_an_a
I don't live in Texas, but no one can deny Texas is a national leader in most every index of concern. Perry is the Governor of this State which is a shining star among all other states, and certainly has a claim on it.
95 posted on 03/12/2012 7:37:59 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: BCrago66

I think the folks on Fox speculate a little too much.

“So he may be on board....”

Who is that attributed to? Carl’s omniscience?

He does this all the time. It is not reporting. It is rumor mongering.

If he had stopped a paragraph before, it would have been OK. He just cannot help himself.


96 posted on 03/12/2012 7:40:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: q_an_a

Fortunately for you, it is not punishable by law to be completely wrong.


97 posted on 03/12/2012 7:45:18 AM PDT by altura
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To: onyx
Bumping for anyone who may have missed this. Like me.
98 posted on 03/12/2012 8:21:31 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: BCrago66
Let's put a couple of things into perspective - the Barnet Shale, the first BIG fracking find in TX was started without any help from Perry. The research, on fracking, started in the 1980s and drilling was on private lands or lands owned by cities, dfw airport etc. etc. 50,000 jobs but not much Perry did for that.

AT&T, Verizon, Nokia. TI and loads of other telecom related companies live and hire in Dallas - all those cell phone towers across America send money to DFW. Nothing started or paid for my Perry. Perry is like a certain former president, he thinks because he crows he makes the sun come up. Conservatives need leaders that don't waste tax payer money to get reelected.

99 posted on 03/12/2012 8:57:59 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: muawiyah
No problem at all, except a fondness for puns and wordplay.

That "get in line" brought to mind an FR photoshop of Sandra Fluke with her legs spread, and a long line of men trailing off to the right, with a horse at the back of the line.

Cheers!

100 posted on 03/12/2012 3:07:35 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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