Skip to comments.Gingrich Calls on Romney to Stop Negative Ads.
Posted on 03/16/2012 7:39:06 PM PDT by true believer forever
Newt Gingrich demanded Friday that Mitt Romney stop the barrage of TV attack ads that badly damage him and Rick Santorum each time they seemed poised to make big strides in the GOP presidential race.
Admitting to Louisiana voters that he can't match Romney and a pro-Romney super PAC in fundraising, Gingrich repeated a plea that thus far the front-running Romney has ignored.
"I challenge Gov. Romney and his super PAC to pledge to take every negative ad about every Republican off the air, because it dishonors them, it weakens the Republican Party, and it helps Barack Obama," Gingrich told a cheering outdoor crowd of more than 200 in Covington.
Romney has said he doesn't control the super PAC, Restore Our Future, which has aired most of the hard-hitting ads.
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Well said, Newt! Said in vain, but well said none the less.
I have had 9 automated Romney calls today. All attacked Rick Santorum. Romney is the bottom feeder of politics in my book.
This is going to sound like whining from a loser to most Americans.
Romney's tactics disgust me.
The same kind of shallow modern voter that would even pay attention to the Romney crap in the first place....
SIX FREAKING TIMES.
If he's the nominee, he's not going to win anyway. Obama created OWS to run against him as "Mr. Wall Street."
If he's the nominee, OWS will burn the country to the ground next summer, and state-controlled media will lay the blame at Myth's feet.
For the first time in my life, I am considering not even voting in the Presidential election.
He truly was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, but he thinks he's a self-made man.
It is disgusting how most of these “woe lists” do not bother to furnish any larger context.
“This is going to sound like whining from a loser to most Americans.”
I view such differently. Mitt ‘appeals’ to said ‘whiners’ within the Republican Party as well as the libtards elswhere.
Are you talking about this Romney, the willard one?
Check out the look on romney and ann's face, they look like they are in the presence of royalty... oh, yeah, romney's just gonna reform DC big time. BIG TIME.
I may not be voting this year if I cannot vote for Newt.
I want reforms. I help Bush in the grassroots. No more of the same governance.
I can't be positive, but I don't think Romney is running any negative Newt ads right now. I think I've heard Mark Levin say that... so I don't really know what you are talking about, Newt is basically calling romney out for what he is doing to Santorum, which is awful, but still metrics less than what he did to Newt in Florida, where Santorum was silent.
Fair is fair.
I can I ever be expected to vote for someone who gave the commie libs in the state run “media” a small fortune to show ads smearing Gingrich and Santorum? Sounds like Milt doesn’t care what I think. The GOP needs to rein this crap in and tell him to knock it off.
What I think is so cool is that Newt is engineering a standoff at the convention, a showdown with the powers that be. I still don't understand the dynamics, whether that is a plus or negative, but IT'S ABOUT TIME.
A Freeper posted this yesterday, and it is really hardhitting and reality stark, and probably accurate, but God bless Newt for trying, and I bet he has something up his sleeve. She's very attractive and loves to kick around the big shots :)
"First ballots don't solve anything so the delegates are released to pick Newt, Palin, Rubio whatever...right? Wrong! The GOP-e will be making the rules as they go along and like 1976, they will anoint Romney just like they did Gerald Ford over Ronald Reagan. They have too much invested in Mendacious Mitt to let a silly conservative majority stand in their way. Why do you think super RINO of color Michael Steele is so looking forward to a brokered conventionhe and the GOP-e know the plan and they are laughing at their useful idiot from Georgia." (end of FR post excerpt)
I have put in for vacation time for the week of the convention. I hate most political stuff, but I want to see this up close.
Romney is the bottom feeders' bottom feeder. Willard - The Magic Never Stops.
Agreed. Romney is disgusting. I know one of his policy advisors, a real piece of human trash, lemme tell ya.
I am a great fan and follower of your conspiratorial erudite mind. Here's hoping...
That excuses fluff fights?
I read that Rick and Newt were close to a deal. It might be kept quiet. If that is true, they might be trying to take out romney.
Richa Naik|March 14, 2012|955|6
Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum may soon be campaigning together against Romney. That’s what one advisor thinks.
A senior advisor to Gingrich told the Huffington Post last night that “the campaign likes the idea of Santorum and Gingrich running on the same ticket for the presidency and vice presidency.”
“Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum would make a powerful team against Barack Obama,” the adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said who spoke on the condition of anonymity
Read more: http://articles.businessinsider.com
A candidate that combines Newt and Rick. Is that like CatDog?
So you know your way around politics? What do you know about choosing delegates?
Heart and soul and the intelligent attack dog.
Willard said as much, yesterday or today. He said he knows the conservatives, who don't support him now, will support him in the general when he is the nominee. In other words, he said exactly what the repub establishment thinks - let the rabble rousers get it out of their systems, but when it's time, they'll fall in line. We'll see to it they have no other options. It was one of the most disrespectful things romney has said about conservatives. This is more formidable than David and Goliath. Take your vitamins, eat your greens... we will each need all the strength we can get.
At first I thought the GOP didn't get the message in 2010. Now I believe that they did and the message they got was that their establishment empire, though subservient to the Democrats, was being challenged by conservatism. The control of the GOP is their goal, not saving the nation.
“The control of the GOP is their goal, not saving the nation.”
Negative ads are all Romney has...his own record is not worth advertising, so the best he can do is tear down his opponents. If Romney is the nominee, I almost feel I would have to sit this election out.
As time goes by, I just could not vote for the SOB!
That is the funniest post I've read in quite some time! Well said!
I would feel okay about that. But I don't trust Santorum, though I think Newt knows how to read these things. You're a SAntorum supporter, right? How would you feel about it?
Here's my dream scenario - Newt gets to the convention - all the machinations go on - and Sarah parachutes in - and she, Newt, Allen West, a few other take-no-prisoner types pull it all off... But realistic practical scenarios probably have a better shot at coming true... Just think of it though!
That would be an awesome deal. Talk about igniting a fire in the GOP.. We can only hope.
Newt is the only true leader among those 3 candidates.
** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”
I also heard romney say that the base WILL support him in the general election. What arrogance!
There was an article in Red State in January about the religious leaders meeting. Romney’s religious team apparently were also arrogant. Here is an exert and note how they act like we will do whatever they say.
The problem for Team Romney is that the distrust of Romney is overwhelmingly about his record and shiftiness, but the Romney campaign fundamentally believes it is about his religion. When Team Romney concluded the pitch (read from an iPad seemingly without a passionate delivery) with an admonishment to not be an anti-Mormon bigot, it was game over. Several of the attendees felt like the Romney campaign was almost implying that theyd win without evangelicals and would expect everyone to line up when it was over even without Romney reaching out.
Note to Team Romney: when you are in a room full of Christian leaders like those who were in that room and who have all long been attacked by the left as bigots, it is unwise no, it is damn foolish to accuse them of being anti-Mormon bigots, something too many Romney supporters have descended to as the only possible explanation for
i was at work, so I could only catch little snippets of Mark Levin tonight, but he was playing one of romney's ads against Santorum, and screaming, you know how he gets when he screams, he was screaming at Romney... I am going to listen to the rewind tomorrow.
I have always said I wanted Rick, but will vote for Newt. These two would be great. Newt the smart attack dog and Rick the heart of soul side. together they would be what the base wants. As long as we don’t get romney, that’s what matters.
Mitt Romney is complete scum. If you think he’ll run this hard against a Democrat, you’re dreaming. This sort of slimy hardball is reserved for conservatives.
The Tea Party is not a party. It is conservatives attempting to take over the GOP and force the RINOs to form the third party of "moderates" that everyone is clamoring for. (That last part is sarcasm.)
“Is Newt setting Romney up for something ? “
I suspect that Newt is simply continuing to build a case for the convention. This will give him a couple more paragraphs to use in addressing how unfit Romney is, and would be, against Obama.
The Romney and Saintorum people are making a big mistake in underestimating Newt.... and over estimating their guy.
AND, Newt is right on the issue.
Willard will never stop the smear campaign. He knows what he has to do to win. At this point I hope Newt stays in and trys to make a fight of it at the convention.
So romney has the religious bigot card ready to play. Well that makes sense since conservatives are all bigoted bible thumpers, most of whom can't read or write... everybody knows that.
The arrogance, though, infers a power that he must know he has behind him... that post about Newt and Rick, which you did, really may be the only way to clear him out before the convention...
A friend wrote me today and said the reason the dems are preparing to fight romney in the general election is not because they feel he will or can win the nomination on paper or by his virtue, the GOP powers have promised them romney, and they know the GOP will deliver on its promise. That is really horrible if that's true... like this was scripted months ago... and we're just watching it unfold. But mostly, we are being played, big time.
Greetings true believer forever:
My folks live in the Chicago suburbs. Myth is exclusively running anti-Santorum advertising in Chicago MSM market. 100% saturation of the television, radio, and endless robo-calls. The Myth Romney anti-Santorum talking points are remarkedly the same as the copy-paste crap we see the FreeRepublic trolls pimp in the name of Gingrich support. Coincidence?
Illinois RINOs managed to bounce all the Santorum delegates from our congressional district ballot which leaves only delegates pledged to Myth, RuPaul, or Gingrich as a choice.
Not willing to ever trust RuPaul delegates. Would hope Gingrich delegates will not ever cast a ballot for Myth; but from what I see posted here by alleged conservatives who exist only to bash Santorum, I’m not feeling confident.
By Mittens saying that Conservatives will have to come around and support him...he is admitting that he isn’t one.
Typical of his patronizing and arrogant attitude..
It tells us what little he thinks of us and our intelligence.
Everybody, including Mark Levin and Rush, are making a big mistake underestimating Newt. Maybe 17 days ago, Newt started the 2.50 gal aspect of his campaign. He wanted to rebrand his campaign to that issue - quickly - and a lot of stuff was sent out to field and grassroots staff. everybody double downed, all the little newt stickers of gas pumps, newt's stop at gas stations, a drilling site in MS... small time, newt gas pump signs, stuff any local campaign can do without a lot of money or bigtime support.
Today, on Fox and Friends, they pointed out to Newt how Obama is now using some of Newt's talking points about gas, the obama campaign is in full throttle response to Newt's gas campaign, talking about energy and oil, just as the economy is starting to lose a little steam as a campaign issue. And people are still saying Newt can't win. Newt is setting the agenda.
You are a “no way Rick”, right? Should we Rick supporters say “no Newt” also? He can’t win without all the base. Many of Newts fans were saying that RIck is working with romney. Why would romney be spending millions in robo calls and ads attacking Rick if they were working together? Rick is nothing like Romney & Newt has also done some things I’m sure he wishes he could take back. RIck made mistakes just like Newt in the past. They both changed. If we can forget Newt past, why not Rick. If you look at Rick’s voting record, he became more conservative over the years. His lifetime Senate ACU average is 92.1%. Or is it he believes in God and actually walks the walk that bothers Newt supporters?
Smear campaigning is the only way Myth knows. To the best of my recollection he did the same in his last bid. I’d like to see it go to the convention as well.
The outcome might well be the same, but at least there might be a little bit of opposition this time.
Now, we really are in the Twilight Zone. For 3 days, Santorum supporters are pleading with Palin on her Fb to ask of Newt to drop out and to encourage him of endorsing Santorum. Many of those posters were constantly posting mean posts of Newt/they are pleading for Sarah to make Newt leave and endorse their candidate. The more the days pass, the worse the name calling comes for Newt. The problems of those 2 camps are becoming worse. One will have a hard time asking Newt’s supporters to vote for saint rick...