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Gingrich to Romney: Pick Conservative Platform
NBC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Alex Moe

Posted on 04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning during a campaign stop in Maryland: if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee, pick a conservative platform.

But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romney’s favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates.

““I will be going to Tampa, Callista and I will both be going to Tampa, because we are going to fight for a conservative platform,“ Gingrich said. “He [Romney] has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates. At that point, the question is going to become, if he wants our support in the general election, let’s talk about the platform and it better be a solid, 21st century conservative platform based on sound principles that we can stick to.”

Gingrich, speaking to a couple of hundred people at a Ford dealership in western Maryland, noted that he took the recent Etch A Sketch comments from Romney’s communication director “very seriously” and worried that “clever” consultants would hinder a platform conducive to more conservative Republicans.

The former House Speaker also argues the former governor is being awarded too many delegates from Florida, Arizona, and Idaho because the states are supposed to be proportional by RNC rules.

Campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond tells NBC News that the campaign has sent letters to those states' Republican Parties to correct the errors.

.........One topic Gingrich loves to talk about -- the court system in America -- came up Monday morning, as well.

Perhaps in an appeal to the Tea Party attendees in the audience with “don’t tread on me” flags, Gingrich launched a new attack on Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg for her comments on the U.S. constitution.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcwashington.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 2012; conservatism; delegates; elections; gingrich; gingrich2012; gopprimary; romney
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To: katiedidit1

“I blame Rush and other so called conservatives for not backing Gingrich.”

And they will cry the loudest when we get stuck with another 4 years of Obama.


51 posted on 04/02/2012 1:04:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Amen.

People please don't give in to the media-Follow your convictions and don't accommodate the people like Rove and Morris and the frauds we see who play to be a conservative. If you want a dramatic force of change; you and me can have it-we can force the party into seeing that we do not accept Romney as the leader of the republican party. If we want Newt and Palin, we are going to have to make it happen. Palin has already said that she would step in to give a servant's heart for her country. Alot of people, on our side, did not believe in her so she was left standing. Many of us see now who is the kingmaker for reforms ( Newt and Palin-Palin could turn this entire election around over night-got to let her know how much that we need her. Best motivation for turn out. We are never going to have change, if we go along with the TV people who are setting the agenda of helping Romney. Romney will not win without all factions of the conservative movement. One thing about a conservative, they know when broken promises keep coming. People, we have the power to make things uncomfortable for the ruling class. Keep fighting to the convention so we have a chance for a better candidate.

52 posted on 04/02/2012 1:09:01 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: Gator113; Cincinatus' Wife

This election should have been an easy win for any decent conservative candidate. The gopE did not learn much from the last elecion. Same good ole boys’ club running the show.


53 posted on 04/02/2012 1:17:27 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Gator113

I know what you mean about Rush and the rest of talk radio. I think it boils down to what’s best for their bank accounts. None of them ever put themselves on the line when it counts. Talk is cheap.

Personally, I think if they had taken a stand for the obvious best candidate, Newt, they would have increased their standing with their listeners. Even those who may have supported other candidates would have respected a well reasoned endorsement.


54 posted on 04/02/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by conservativejoy ("Where there is no vision, the people perish." Proverbs 29:18)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Keep fighting, Newt... all the way to Tampa.

No matter what happens, we kept the faith.


55 posted on 04/02/2012 6:39:39 PM PDT by Newt 2012 (Voted for Clinton in 92 (my first election) and the Republican Revolution in 1994!)
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