Skip to comments.Mitt Romney Confirms Secret Meeting With Newt Gingrich Last Week
Posted on 03/30/2012 3:02:17 AM PDT by South40
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney confirmed reports Thursday that he and Newt Gingrich met secretly in New Orleans the day before the Louisiana primary.
But Romney played down the importance of the meeting between the himself and Gingrich, who earlier this week scaled back his campaign and laid off staffers.
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The secret (non secret) is OUT! ! ! !
I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW ...
I HAD A SECRET MEETING ...
WITH NEWT GINGRICH!
I am glad that Santorum kept his principles and didn’t lower himself with talking to Romney. That is about as low as you can go. I will NOT vote for Romney in the General. I would vote for Rick or Newt though.
Yeah, Rick is a Trayvon princpled kind of guy.
Yeah, Rick is a Trayvon princpled kind of guy.
Big deal. You guys are going to get your wish, Romney because you don’t agree with a few things Santorum says. Great job!
It's ALL here, hat-tip to LA Times (note proper spelling this time!). This link is to an interactive chart showing who spent what against whom. Use the slider to narrow the dates covered, to see how much Rotney focused like a laser beam on either Rick or Newt, depending on which primary happened to be next.
I am glad that Santorum kept his principles and didnt lower himself with talking to Romney.
I’m a Newt supporter, not Romney, but your statement is kinda silly. If Santorum does become President will he refuse to talk with our political enemies like the Castros, Chavez, Putin, Ahmadinejad, Korea’s Kim........??? If RINO-Rom does get the nomination, I hope Rick will “lower himself” to talk to Romney when he calls to offer him a prime time speaking slot at the Convention in Tampa. Rick deserves that honor. Like I say, your remark is pure silliness; not to mention immature.
You guys are going to get your wish, Romney because you dont agree with a few things Santorum says. Great job!
A “few things”???? Geesh! Every time the guy opens his mouth he lets his mouth write out a check his ass can’t cover. He’s become and embarrassment. He’s the Pat Roberson of the 21st Century without the academic intellect.
I think A Santorum/Gingrich ticket would be ideal and I can’t stand Gingrich on a personal level.
Gingrich has the temperament to wield the whip over congress while Santorum has the diplomatic demeanor.
Romney and Santorum have been de facto partners for months against the more conservative Gingrich. This is very similar to the McCain-Huckabee alliance in 2008 against the more conservative Fred Thompson.
It hasn’t been a secret since a Gingrich aide gave the story to Politico a few days ago.
No. Santorum was never going to beat Romney because he is a weak candidate.
I was a Palin to 999 to Gingrich supporter.
Gingrich is done and was our last hope to defeat Romney.
So, I’ll be voting for the viable conservative left...Santorum.
But it’s essentially over and a mere protest vote against the Establishment. Wooop de friggin doo.
So you hate him because he’s Christian just like Pat Robertson. I always wondered about the absolute hatred people have for Rick.
Glad you allow us Christians scum to vote.
Pray for America
I beg your pardon.
I am opposed to Santorum because he is the weakest possible Fall candidate, worse than Romney, even. I sincerely believe that a Santorum nomination threatens the House majority.
It's not because of a "few things [he] says".
Actually, I think all three of them (Romney, Gingrich and Santorum) met together, according to a report I read last week, since the meeting actually happened before the LA primary. The meeting seemed to be aimed at getting Gingrich to drop out, and he refused.
That makes no political sense.
Bullshit detector in the redzone.
You have a link?
I heard the same thing. And most all the internals, exit polls etc, say that if Newt drops out, Romney wins much quicker by larger margins.
Newt also knows this, which is why he has stayed in this long.
Well, whoever you “heard” this from....go ask them why Santorum would be involved in getting Romney elected.
It’s lacking in political logic.
There. Fixed it.
Most of his votes have already left for Romney, with the minority going to Santorum. Looking at the numbers in Wisconsin, Santo had an 8 point lead 2 weeks ago, but is now down 12 points to Romney, while Newt was at 18% and is now down to 5%. Since Romney gained almost a 20 point deficit in that time, it is rather elementary.
In regards to “political sense”, this entire primary is off the chart in the direction of radical insane stupidity. So even trying to relate to it in that sense is a complete waste of time.
Both Newt supporters and Santorum supporters have switched to Romney. The polls lend credibility to that theory.
This thing will be over by the end of April.
Do you have a link for that?
Or is it speculation on your part?
Prove it, show us some facts that back your rhetoric.
I just did in my previous post.
You gave facts? Didn’t see none. You gave your interpretation.
Or, you can still insist that it is all just an illusion or an evil conspiracy meant to enslave us and destroy all that is good and righteous. Either way, I have already precluded how you will respond.
Actually, your comments show a “Jim Jones” mentality, when it comes to your support of Newt.
Romney trashed Newt and now they have this secret meeting.
Many of us here believe Newt is helping Romney by staying in the race.
This secret meeting only confirms many of our beliefs about Gingrich.
And his ultimate motive.
An Open Post to FReeper bray:
I not hate Rick Santorum; and I certainly would not hate him for being a Christian. I’m a born-again Christian myself. I’m just disappointed that he has, apparently, never read the words of Jesus when he instructed us that as we go out into the world to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves”. Rick certainly has not acted very wisely when he speaks “off the cuff” most of the time. He is doing Christianity a great disservice by convincing the scoffer that all Christians are naive, and kinda dumb.
Now, if you would not make statements, like you made in your Post #15 to me, people would not know just how ignorant you really are.
I’m not concerned in the least. It’s over for conservatives.
I agree with everything you said.
“Romney and Santorum have been de facto partners for months against the more conservative Gingrich. This is very similar to the McCain-Huckabee alliance in 2008 against the more conservative Fred Thompson.”
When I read this, I had to check to see if I wrote it. Well said. There is definitely a pattern and it is working.
Can’t really argue with that.
I’ll expand on the comparison.
Duncan Hunter 2008, = Sarah Palin 2012.
“I will NOT vote for Romney in the General.”
I won’t vote for watching Dems whistle past the debt graveyard with counter productive high tax policies and more fiscal stimulus, looking for a way to pin the inevitable Greek-style financial crisis on Republicans instead of preventing it. All they care about is power and would rather be kings of chaos than not have it.
We may not have won this battle for the nomination, but gave them a good run for their money and we haven’t been silenced. There will be plenty of opportunities to get the upper hand in the future with congressional elections and on various issues. Romney is a difficult pill to swallow but it beats staying on the path to national destitution and accompanied social disaster like our Greek friends now have. The GOP must win this one because we do not have much time to fix the problem and avoid the certain government debt crisis that will make the last three years look like some of our better days.
You can stay home if you want, but you really should realize what it means.