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Gingrich Says He Will Stay in Race and Stop Romney
NYT ^ | 3/20/12 | Shear

Posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:05 PM PDT by VinL

Newt Gingrich said Tuesday night that “phase one” for himself and Rick Santorum in the days ahead must be stopping Mitt Romney from getting enough delegates to claim the Republican presidential nomination.

Having skipped campaigning in Illinois and faced with mounting campaign debts, Mr. Gingrich said on Fox News that he was staying in the race because he believes voters would choose him as the nominee after rejecting Mr. Romney.

If Mr. Romney fails to get the 1,144 delegates he needs to wrap up the nomination, Mr. Gingrich said that “then we’ll have a real conversation about who can best beat Barack Obama.”

Mr. Gingrich said that he believes voters would turn to him as the best person to debate Mr. Obama in the fall. He said his repeated discussion about the need to produce more energy in the United States was putting Mr. Obama on the defensive.

“If the key is who can stand here and take him on head to head, I think I’m proving it every day,” Mr. Gingrich said. “He is losing this argument over expensive gasoline.”

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Good enough for me. -:)

Me and the little one are in, til Newt's out.


1 posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:13 PM PDT by VinL
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Go Newt!!!


2 posted on 03/20/2012 8:13:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: VinL

Newt is only staying in until he splits the conservative vote enough to eliminate Santorum and get Romney the nomination.

Newt might as well be a Romney shill—oh, wait, I guess he is.

Sickening.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 8:20:06 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: Gene Eric

OMG, Newt is delusional. He is the only candidate who fails to beat obama in the polls. (besides Paul - and I don’t count him).


4 posted on 03/20/2012 8:21:15 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

If polls are so accurate, why do we bother with elections?


5 posted on 03/20/2012 8:22:58 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: WXRGina
Newt is only staying in until he splits the conservative vote enough to eliminate Santorum and get Romney the nomination.

I'm still hoping for a brokered convention and a new candidate. I can dream can't I?

6 posted on 03/20/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: VinL; All

“Newt Gingrich said Tuesday night that “phase one” for himself and Rick Santorum in the days ahead must be stopping Mitt Romney from getting enough delegates to claim the Republican presidential nomination.”

Sounds like the only plan left. If the non-Romneys stay in and keep Romney one being able to get a first round win. Then things could get interesting.

However, although I support Newt, I’m not sure he is the one that would benefit from a “brokered” convention. We might see others about as bad as Romney get the pick...like Christy.

Social conservatives have pretty much fallen behind Santorum....so that significant group will push for him to at least get a VP nod. I don’t no who the ticket leader will be....except that I don’t think Romney will win. He is just not liked and the king of “ho hum.”


7 posted on 03/20/2012 8:24:12 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: VinL

Oops, forgot. Uncle Shelley, send money. Thx.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 8:29:11 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: WXRGina
Newt is only staying in until he splits the conservative vote enough to eliminate Santorum

That's my take on it too. Newt's ego far exceeds his popularity based on the votes. He's deluding himself into thinking he will be drafted at a brokered convention

9 posted on 03/20/2012 8:45:38 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: WXRGina

Yeah right... you get that straight from the Lil’ Martian connected at the hip to Mitt?


10 posted on 03/20/2012 8:45:47 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: VinL
Keep going, Newt.

Glad to know someone is trying to get the party back to conservatism and liberty vs. having a Romneycare candidate to be the leader of the party. If Romney is the face of the party, I am out of this party. I will not be supporting a party who has a man that set a socialized program into state law then the federal government copied the very law only in expansion. No way, no how. To the ABO voters, knock yourself out getting people to support Romneycare. Go, Newt. There is nothing else now that matters other than cleaning out the rinos and giving us back our voices. Keep going, Newt to the end, in principle because the message is the right one.

11 posted on 03/20/2012 8:45:51 PM 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: Catsrus

“OMG, Newt is delusional. He is the only candidate who fails to beat obama in the polls.”

I want a brokered convention and let it all settle there.


12 posted on 03/20/2012 8:45:51 PM PDT by max americana
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To: VinL

ROCK ON NEWT... ROCK ON!


13 posted on 03/20/2012 8:46:51 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Catsrus

I think Newt is staying in for the same reason Paul is. The attention. He drops out, that ends his invites to FOX News shows, and he goes in the way as Perry, Bachman, and Cain.


14 posted on 03/20/2012 8:46:51 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: VinL

Newt will make the best president out of the 4 remaining. So he needs to stay in and win a few states coming up.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 8:48:10 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: NavyCanDo
Some news shows are reporting Newt would like to make a deal with Santorum months ago/to join forces/and Santorum not interested.
16 posted on 03/20/2012 8:56:55 PM 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: VinL

We have to stop Romney from getting to 1,144. Period. If he doesn’t get 1,144 by the time everyone gets to Tampa, it’s a whole new ballgame.

That means donating to Rick, Newt, and even Ron.


17 posted on 03/20/2012 8:58:45 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: VinL

Newt, meet handwriting on wall.

It`s over, You had a good run for a short while, but it isn`t happening this time around. Throw yourself behind Santorum and slow down Romney that way.


18 posted on 03/20/2012 8:59:26 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: entropy12
Oh Please,,Newt couldnt even beat Ron Paul in Illinois,You Newtereds are delusional
19 posted on 03/20/2012 9:02:02 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: WXRGina

Actually it was Santorum (not Newt) who endorsed Mitt Romney during (not a general election but) a republican primary.

Nuff Said


20 posted on 03/20/2012 9:02:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Don't blame me. I voted for Newt.)
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To: Craftmore
.> Oh Please,,Newt couldn't even beat Ron Paul in Illinois,You Newtereds are delusional

Thank you so much. Puts a real face on things to know what your thinking comes to of a real conservative (not the Bush kind).

21 posted on 03/20/2012 9:07:20 PM 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: X-spurt
Yeah right... you get that straight from the Lil’ Martian connected at the hip to Mitt?

What?! I get that from my own observation. Mitt Romney is a liberal, and I can't stand the thought of him getting the nomination, but Newt is hanging in there like a bad odor, refusing to step aside to give the closest thing we have to a conservative--Santorum--half a chance. Newt is splitting the conservative vote! It does not take an alien RETARD to see that!

22 posted on 03/20/2012 9:12:14 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

Newt doesn’t have that much power. He is the lame duck right now and his supporters can make up their own minds whether or not they want to switch to Santorum...and hopefully, they ARE doing that in droves at this point...


23 posted on 03/20/2012 9:14:21 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: tsowellfan
Actually it was Santorum (not Newt) who endorsed Mitt Romney during (not a general election but) a republican primary. Nuff Said

Thanks, Drudge. Santorum was not running for president in the primaries or the general in 2008.

24 posted on 03/20/2012 9:14:51 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: VinL

Count me in.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 9:14:51 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: VinL

Stop the Bishop and that saintly Jesus freak, whatsisname!


26 posted on 03/20/2012 9:15:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WXRGina; All
"Newt might as well be a Romney shill—
oh, wait, I guess he is."
"Sickening."

"Sickening"


27 posted on 03/20/2012 9:16:56 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mountain Mary

Mary, it’s not that Newt has “power” so much as he has supporters who vote. If he were out, the two-man race might be tighter. I’m for Santorum, of course, even though he was not originally my choice.


28 posted on 03/20/2012 9:17:38 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: VinL

Ain’t you all Newthaters proud that the two absolutely worst of the eight who started out are on top now?


29 posted on 03/20/2012 9:18:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: musicman

Yeah. If only we actually had a real conservative choice in candidates...


30 posted on 03/20/2012 9:19:48 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: WXRGina

-> Santorum—half a chance. Newt is splitting the conservative vote!
-who talks this way- you said> alien. retarded.

If Mr big government pro union Rick was a true conservative, he would not be in the news tonight having his top campaign adviser begging for Newt supporters and for Newt, to come over to campaign to their side. Wait a minute-if he was all that, Newt would not even matter. Sinners are not welcome on Rick’s team. Got it.


31 posted on 03/20/2012 9:26:40 PM 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: VinL

The brain wash begins...


32 posted on 03/20/2012 9:29:09 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Christie at the beach
Hi Christie, this is Cindyofnashville. I believe you and I are kindred spirits. I believe Newt has a good chance at the convention, if God isn't too pissed off at America. If He is really pissed, then either Romney or Santorum will end up the nominee. God sent us an answer to our country's problems, and so many people are too stupid to see it is Newt.
33 posted on 03/20/2012 9:42:56 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: NavyCanDo

Wasn’t Newt a commentator on Fox before his run?

(And Governor Perry is still governor and gets plenty of press time.)


34 posted on 03/20/2012 9:45:13 PM PDT by berdie
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To: VinL

Oh my gosh! Is that your little one? How precious is that....and with her Newt sign as well...Just love it!


35 posted on 03/20/2012 9:48:03 PM PDT by caww
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To: Gene Eric

Works for me...I’m in and will remain in for Newt all the way to the finish line....Convention here we come!

Go Newt Go!!!


36 posted on 03/20/2012 9:49:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: WXRGina

Oh good grief....lighten up already! The fat lady hasn’t sung her tune yet ....Convention here we come!!!!!


37 posted on 03/20/2012 9:53:31 PM PDT by caww
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To: Christie at the beach
If Mr big government pro union Rick was a true conservative, he would not be in the news tonight having his top campaign adviser begging for Newt supporters and for Newt, to come over to campaign to their side

The media said from the get go that they were giving Santorum the ride....and they did.

And Newt stood back and let him ride....Ricks never done it on his own...always waiting til a "real" leader makes the next wave for him....been that way his whole career.

I hope Newt stays the course all the way to convention and doesn't side with Santorum......if Newt doesn't and sides with Santorum...well then at least I can enjoy the summer without thinking about politics..... because at this juncture we loose with either Santorum or Romney.

BTW...This isn't the only time Rick's gone begging to Newt...he is so not the real deal... and has many people fooled beyond measure.!

38 posted on 03/20/2012 10:01:14 PM PDT by caww
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To: Revolting cat!
Ain’t you all Newthaters proud that the two absolutely worst of the eight who started out are on top now?

Disgusting isn't it.....last chance to save this country and they're voting like the Republicans in Congress....more of the same old crap as before.....so I don't want to hear the bellyaching when Santorum or Romney seat Obama again. They'll get exactly what they asked for if this doesn't go to convention.......

39 posted on 03/20/2012 10:07:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: VinL

Newt may be the best one to debate Obama in the fall...but Obama also knows that. If Newt is the nominee, there won’t be any Presidential debates. The media will “tut, tut” for a day and then forget about it (like they did in 2008 when he broke his word about relying on public financing of the campaign).


40 posted on 03/20/2012 10:10:41 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Mountain Mary
Santorum is from my state and I'll not move over to Santorum anymore than I would Romney for neither will stand against Obama's machine....not a chance.

Newt's the only candidate that is the whole package this country needs....and frankly I could care less what people want....it's about what this country needs. They choose to remain blinded that's their choice...I won't be signing my name to the downfall of this nation.

41 posted on 03/20/2012 10:14:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: VinL

I detest Mitt


42 posted on 03/20/2012 10:16:15 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: WXRGina

You are so full of crap.


43 posted on 03/20/2012 10:20:57 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: pfflier

Really?


44 posted on 03/20/2012 10:22:32 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: pfflier

Really?


45 posted on 03/20/2012 10:22:51 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Craftmore

Could the reason be that most of the conservatives have left ILL. for a more conservative state and all thats left are demorats?I think you are the one who may be delusional.


46 posted on 03/20/2012 10:26:04 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Craftmore

Newt did not campaign in Illinois. He is saving his ammo for later? Strategic thinking!


47 posted on 03/20/2012 10:28:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Republicans do not hate, that is a monopoly of democrats.)
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To: entropy12

It isn’t going to happen, sad, but, true.


48 posted on 03/20/2012 10:39:15 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

It may not happen.

But maybe the rest of us should get a chance to vote for who we would like to for a change.

Contrary to popular belief, it won’t hurt anything.


49 posted on 03/20/2012 11:39:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Christie at the beach; All
If there is anyone “delusional” about staying in the race it is Ron Paul! It is still a three man race, and many states have yet to make their choice!

Folks are asking questions and getting answers! Listen here:

http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-ruston-louisiana-march-20-2012/

50 posted on 03/21/2012 3:41:23 AM PDT by seekthetruth (I want a Commander In Chief who honors and supports our Military!)
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