Skip to comments.Gingrich insists he'll run until Romney has 1,144 delegates (article and short video)
Posted on 03/26/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT by VinL
Newt Gingrich insisted Monday that he would continue in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination until Mitt Romney secured the 1,144 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination, saying 'a whole new conversation' would occur if the frontrunner was also unable to hit the necessary total.
"I think the morning that he gets 1,144 that are locked down, then I think he claim to be the nominee. But until then, he's not the nominee," Gingrich said on CNN. "Remember, I'm from Atlanta, where we were ahead by 10.5 games last year with only 28 games to go, and the Cardinals didn't quit. Everybody wanted them to, but they just kept coming and they ended up winning. I think this is not over until it's over. "
..."Look, I think the front-runner's clearly Mitt Romney. Out of 10 million votes cast so far, he's only gotten four million. So he's the weakest front-runner in modern times," Gingrich said.
Gingrich defended his candidacy from calls from Republican leadersand some of his own supportersto exit the race.
"I say to them the same thing that Hillary Clinton would have said in 2008 when she was taking on Barack Obama. That ran all the way to mid-June, and only when he had finally the votes did he have the votes. This is a contest. "
"Gov. Romney spent six years, $40 million of his own money. He has outspent the rest of us by huge margins, and he's gotten four million out of 10 million votes. There is no obligation to concede it to him. If he can win it, more power to him. If he doesn't win it, then June, July and August become very interesting months," Gingrich said.
Host Wolf Blitzer then pressed Gingrich to admit that rival Rick Santorum ...
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Read post 2 by VinL :)
If Newt wants Romney (ridiculous on its face), why then wouldn’t he withdraw, endorse him, give his delegates to Mitt, and campaign for him?
Instead, for the past month, Newt’s only ads attack Mitt- and today again he defended Rick (re: Rick’s temper tantrum)- citing the pressure of the campaign.
Sorry, I went to your link- and I didn’t submit post #2. Wrong link??
Sorry - post 1. I counted the summary for some reason.
That is why Newt is staying in. To insure that Romney gets 1144 delegates.
He never meant to stay in to the convention. See today, he says he is staying in until Romney gets 1144. Newt knows he won’t get the nomination at a brokered convention.
God told me to vote for Newt Gingrich. How about that for an endorsement.
Hey TBF— no worries— He needed Friend Sarah to campaign with him- It was in her interest; it doesn’t help her for the Gop-e to get a stronger grip on the party. But,didn’t know she made phone calls- happy to hear it.
Newt is not insignificant if he insures Romney a win in the winner take all Primary states. He then becomes a Romney supporter, pure and simple, and by proxy an Obama supporter, because Romney can not win, not even if the election is honest which it won't be.
Gee whiz, Sarah making calls in Louisiana for Newt was a bust. This is not something to crow about.
One thing nobody will ever accuse Newt of is having class. LOL
Go Newt, Go, Newt go, really, go.
No I am not. It is true. You aren’t Speaker of the House and dallying with the office help and considered classy.
There are other things I won’t mention because it isn’t worth bothering.
I re-read my post, per your request. Newt made 2 statements- (1) he’s not withdrawing; (2) he’s cheerful about going forward.
Your post suggested that these statements are akin to Rick’s gaffes. Although I’m sure Newt has probably made some gaffes, I fail to see where these 2 statements might fall into that category.
Santorum hasn’t needed any help lately in giving people reasons to bash him.
Anyhoo, I don't think Gingrich can harm anyone now—he is too busy fighting the Nut for last place.
I really want to hear what Newt has to say about BO’s comments in Russia.
Can Newt win another state in the schedule? If so, Game on!
If not, he’s helping Mitt, but probably doesn’t see it. His vision is broad and far-reaching. A little detail or two might escape him.
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