Skip to comments.Gingrich Is in No Hurry to Bow Out [Gingrich has "grand ambitions"]
Posted on 03/13/2012 10:17:32 PM PDT by Steelfish
March 13, 2012 Gingrich Is in No Hurry to Bow Out Even After Falling Short of Double Wins in Deep South, Former Speaker Still Sees a Way to Push Fight to the Convention
By JANET HOOK and DANNY YADRON
BILOXI, Miss.Even as pressure mounts on Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican presidential contest, the former House speaker is preparing to stick it outwith a new short-term goal of keeping Mitt Romney from securing the nomination.
Mr. Gingrich faced crucial primary tests Tuesday in Alabama and Mississippi, states where he campaigned hard to jump-start his flagging campaign. He lost both to former Sen. Rick Santorum, though he appeared on track to finish a respectable second in both. Even if he had realized his dream of winning both, though, some Republican officials doubt that would have generated enough momentum to win the nomination.
Still, Mr. Gingrich and his advisers say he isn't going anywhere. In a concession speech, Mr. Gingrich was gracious to Mr. Santorum, while calling the results an indictment of Mr. Romney, widely seen as the front-runner. "I believe that after the primaries are over it will be obvious the so-called front-runner in fact didn't get there, and from that point we will be in a whole different conversation," Mr. Gingrich said.
As those remarks suggest, Mr. Gingrich and his campaign have embraced a new goal, which is to block Mr. Romney. "He believes the long haul is to get enough delegates to stop Romney from getting the nomination before the convention," said campaign chairman Bob Walker, a former congressman. "If Romney is stopped, I don't think he gets the nomination at the convention."
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Newt bailed on Kansas to go all-in in Alabama and Mississippi. If he can’t win these states, where can he win?
I’m glad Newt isn’t dropping out, and has “grand ambitions.”
This isn’t about beauty contest wins, it is about delegates.
Santorum is winning the conservative base. God knows why. Obama will destroy Santorum. MittCare Romney has a better chance against obama.
WtH is wrong with the base?!
Grand or grandiose?
You’re a credit to your cause to get Newt supporters to vote for your candidate. /sarc
You think Romeny will win over Obama? I don’t and I would MUCH rather have Santorum than Romeny. Sure I voted for Newt in Florida but that was ages ago in political time and now NEWT has no chance in hell and is splitting the conservative vote. Time for him to step aside and perhaps take on a VP role for Santorum. Newt is stubborn and his ego won’t let him see reality as he thinks he is the best candidate to beat Obama but he has to beat Romeny first and he has no chance in hell in getting 1140 delegates, and the longer he stays in the race the more he screws it up for Santorum so I almost have to wonder if he is doing this on purpose as Newt isn’t the most conservative guy when you look at him and he more resembles the establishment Republican which is more similar to Romeny.
“WtH is wrong with the base?!”
Newt has sinned .... Santorum is holy.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
If Newt is not the nominee, which seems likely, it is a tragedy. If you are supporting santorum, you might as well support obumber because that will be the outcome. And wouldn’t you rather support a winner?
You tell me the difference.
I’m sure you will be supporting Obama come November. Sorry you couldn’t cram a socialist candidate like Gingrich down our throats. Maybe you can get Obama to build the Muslim moon base at tax payer expense.
I am a Newtonian.
I would have loved for Newt to win AL and MS.
That said, neither Newt nor Santorum is going to the convention with the 1144 bound delegates needed for a first ballot win.
The key at this point is to stop Romney. Tonight went a long way toward accomplishing that.
Folks asking either Santorum or Newt to bow out are making assumptions about where each of their voters would go. I don’t think all of the potential Newt voters would choose Santorum over Romney, nor would Santorum voters all choose Newt. Since neither Newt nor Santorum will get to 1144 they might as well both stay in and keep those delegates away from Romney.
That’s some real crazy talk right there.
They are morons.
Cubans keep voting for Castro, Russians keep voting for Putin, and Venezuelans keep voting for Chavez.
It's the reason why the Founders didn't put a right to vote in the Constitution, and why enfranchising women, non tax payers, and imbeciles over the last 100 years means this Republic will fall very soon.
“Santorum is winning the conservative base. God knows why. Obama will destroy Santorum. MittCare Romney has a better chance against obama. WtH is wrong with the base?!”
What you said.
Romney offering Newt something to stay in & keep Romney alive?? It’s the only thing that makes sense. If Gingrich endorsed Santorum it would be a Santorum landslide.
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