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Mitt Romney Confirms Secret Meeting With Newt Gingrich Last Week
YahooNews (ABC) ^ | 3/29/2012 | Elicia Dover

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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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; newt2012; romney; secretmeeting

1 posted on 03/30/2012 3:02:22 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

The secret (non secret) is OUT! ! ! !


2 posted on 03/30/2012 3:05:52 AM PDT by DeaconRed (ZERO supporters are stuck on stupid. . . Always were, always will be. . .)
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To: South40

HEY!

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW ...

I HAD A SECRET MEETING ...

WITH NEWT GINGRICH!


3 posted on 03/30/2012 3:07:45 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: South40

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.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 3:15:52 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Yeah, Rick is a Trayvon princpled kind of guy.


5 posted on 03/30/2012 3:27:32 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

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!


6 posted on 03/30/2012 3:30:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: South40
We all know Rotney is tearing to pieces Rick/Newt, but what about numbers and facts?

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.

7 posted on 03/30/2012 3:39:08 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" Romney is the front-runner? Seriously??)
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To: napscoordinator

I am glad that Santorum kept his principles and didn’t lower himself with talking to Romney.
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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.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 3:39:53 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: napscoordinator

You guys are going to get your wish, Romney because you don’t agree with a few things Santorum says. Great job!
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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.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 3:42:46 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: C210N
Shut up and eat your Romney-Os.

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10 posted on 03/30/2012 3:47:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 3:51:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 3:53:14 AM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: ClearCase_guy

It hasn’t been a secret since a Gingrich aide gave the story to Politico a few days ago.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2864744/posts


13 posted on 03/30/2012 3:54:00 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: napscoordinator

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.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 4:04:31 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: no dems

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


15 posted on 03/30/2012 4:37:07 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: napscoordinator
You guys are going to get your wish, Romney because you don’t agree with a few things Santorum says.

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".

16 posted on 03/30/2012 4:42:10 AM PDT by Jim Noble ("The Germans: At your feet, or at your throat" - Winston Churchill)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 5:39:23 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

That makes no political sense.

Bullshit detector in the redzone.

You have a link?


18 posted on 03/30/2012 5:44:00 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: livius

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.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 5:50:36 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Well, whoever you “heard” this from....go ask them why Santorum would be involved in getting Romney elected.

It’s lacking in political logic.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 5:55:00 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
And most all the internals, exit polls etc, say that if Newt drops out stays in, Romney wins much quicker by larger margins.

There. Fixed it.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 5:55:50 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: rbmillerjr
Your concern is really unnecessary. Newt's campaign is over a Million in debt, and he will pull most of his ads in states he thought he could win in. He will soon drop out.

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.

22 posted on 03/30/2012 6:05:21 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: livius

Do you have a link for that?

Or is it speculation on your part?


23 posted on 03/30/2012 6:05:35 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Houghton M.

Prove it, show us some facts that back your rhetoric.

I just did in my previous post.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 6:07:24 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

You gave facts? Didn’t see none. You gave your interpretation.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 6:10:59 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.
Since the polls have shifted in the direction that I outlined, then there must be something to it; That indeed, certain facts have occurred that support my observations.

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.

26 posted on 03/30/2012 6:24:06 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: no dems

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.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 6:54:03 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman
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.

WOW!!! And another point of interest: Aliens from outer space have secretly landed and assimilated into the American society. We're all being programmed with chips, inserted into us one at a time, by laser beams, to cause us to act stupid and cococt conspiracy theories. I see you've been lasered.
28 posted on 03/30/2012 7:13:00 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: bray; All

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.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 7:21:42 AM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I’m not concerned in the least. It’s over for conservatives.

I agree with everything you said.


30 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:15 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: iowamark

“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.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT by Bizhvywt
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To: Bizhvywt

Can’t really argue with that.

I’ll expand on the comparison.

Duncan Hunter 2008, = Sarah Palin 2012.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 8:20:06 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: napscoordinator

“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.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 7:18:38 PM PDT by dajeeps
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