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Newt Gingrich vows to stay in GOP campaign until Tampa
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | The Associated Press

Posted on 04/03/2012 9:19:30 PM PDT by conservative98

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he isn’t leaving the party’s presidential race and is vowing to continue all the way to the nominating convention.


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KEYWORDS: 2012; brokeredconvention; gingrich; newt; newt2012; palin
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Newt is not leaving. Go Newt!
1 posted on 04/03/2012 9:19:38 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Go Newt! And keep taking it to Obama!


2 posted on 04/03/2012 9:21:22 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: conservative98

does he still have Secret Service protection?


3 posted on 04/03/2012 9:24:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: conservative98

As long as Newt doesn’t give up there is still hope. GO NEWT


4 posted on 04/03/2012 9:24:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeronL

I don’t see why he wouldn’t. Why do you ask?


5 posted on 04/03/2012 9:27:47 PM PDT by KJC1 (I'll say it: Obama supporters are stupid, anti-American, or both.)
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To: exit82
I noticed Drudge is attacking Santorum now just like he did Newt. Something like "Maybe he will get all his delegates by 2016" and that is a big headline with Santorum looking overwhelmed. Drudge and Coulter sure have a vicious streak and it is obvious he is for Romney. Just like Fox. He didn't like that Santorum called him out on it. Check out the tweet he made on Sarah Palin: MATT DRUDGE‏@DRUDGEReply Well, at least @SarahPalinUSA didn't lecture us about 'The Establishment' as she was hosting TODAY! But so fun to see her top @katiecouric!
6 posted on 04/03/2012 9:31:59 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: KJC1

They get SS protection once they are seen as a major candidate, how is Newt possibly considered a major candidate at this point? He is coming in 4th and getting 6% in some places.

How do you LOSE the SS protection once you get them?


7 posted on 04/03/2012 9:32:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If its all wrapped up why do they continue to attack Santorum. Does anyone think they will be attacking Romney this hard later on? Like McCain, probably not.


8 posted on 04/03/2012 9:34:25 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I don’t know the answer to that, but my guess would be that he will have the protection as long as he is a candidate.


9 posted on 04/03/2012 9:38:42 PM PDT by KJC1 (I'll say it: Obama supporters are stupid, anti-American, or both.)
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To: GeronL

I agree. After every state won, I see the Fox people saying “This is it! Its Romney!” Drudge has been despicable in his coverage.


10 posted on 04/03/2012 9:38:52 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: conservative98
I respect all supporters of Mister Gingrich (I don't happen to, hopefully y'all can respect that), and it's cool with me that you want to carry on.

Looking at the returns of tonight's primaries, I do not believe that it's in the cards for Newt.

My hope is that when Mister Ginrich leaves the race, he does so with dignity and grace, and finds ways to help the GOP ticket and to defeat Mister Obama.

.

11 posted on 04/03/2012 9:40:50 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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12 posted on 04/03/2012 9:42:36 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: conservative98

Newt has effectively shut down his campaign. No money and in debt.


13 posted on 04/03/2012 9:42:45 PM PDT by kabar
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To: conservative98

Newt Ginrich?

14 posted on 04/03/2012 9:45:31 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Seaplaner
I do not believe that it's in the cards for Newt.

You haven't played cards then with Newt. You can be assured Newt has more purpose in staying in this then what meets the eye. Did you see him operate when he moved Congress and Clinton? The man is skilled and able. It's not wise to underestimate him. Unfortunately voters are easily mis-lead and don't understand the game as it's really being played.

Newt will not be done til Newt says so...there are too many behind him to take this to Convention and willing to pony up the bucks to get it there. So no he will not be dropping out.

Remember Newt said from the get go..early on, that convention was a possibility, he knew how the Media would work this, and he knew how Romney would play.

15 posted on 04/03/2012 9:49:54 PM PDT by caww
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To: conservative98

None of the remaining candidates will leave before the Republican Convention.


16 posted on 04/03/2012 9:52:03 PM PDT by Republican1795.
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To: caww
It's not wise to underestimate him. Unfortunately voters are easily mis-lead and don't understand the game as it's really being played.

Fair enough, and I wish him well.

I'll work hard for, and vote for whomever wins the GOP nomination, and if that happens to be Newt, I suspect that we'll be co-workers.

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17 posted on 04/03/2012 9:53:15 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Romney still didn’t get 50% even thought its been pretty much declared over by the MSM and GOPe

I think that says a lot about what a loser and a snoozer he is.

I called him the designated loser, I think its a good term.


18 posted on 04/03/2012 9:57:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: conservative98

Many of the coming primaries are winner-take-all. That means in close elections Gingrich is handing delegates to Romney.


19 posted on 04/03/2012 10:08:17 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: KJC1

right.


20 posted on 04/03/2012 10:10:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Romney got 70 percent in Wash. D.C.. Now what does that tell you? ESTABLISHMENT GUY.


21 posted on 04/03/2012 10:12:22 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: GeronL

Romney got 70 percent in Wash. D.C.. Now what does that tell you? ESTABLISHMENT GUY.


22 posted on 04/03/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: GeronL

You suspend your campaign or lose the nomination.


23 posted on 04/03/2012 10:53:11 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: GeronL; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy
The IL contingency went with Santorum. If you think Newt will win the nomination I think you are deluded. He is bankrupt, confused, didn't bother competing except in the south where he was hammered, besides GA and SC.

Now I originally supported Newt especially after his strong debate performances and I was extremely excited after his win in South Carolina.

When he flatlinned I had to vote for Rick Santorum If you don't like that and want me banned, you'd have to ban every FReeper from Illinois, because we all went with Santorum. Read our board if you don't believe me.

I have a Master's Degree, and a BA in History focused on US Politcs and NEVER has a candidate finished last in nearly every primary come back and won!

Romney is more than half way to winning and we still haven't seen Texas, New York or California vote. I thought Illinois would vote for Rick, my hell hole state voted overwhelmingly for Mittens. The die hard right wing states have voted! They went with Rick Santorum. The moderate / lib states are going for Mittens. Newt won GA which he should have and SC after an amazing debate, but then the debates ended.

Texas will be closer but will go to Mitt, CA and NY will go to Mitt by 20% or more.

Now if you still legitimately believe Newt Gingrich is the nominee, please share some of the drugs you are taking, I really could use it right now as I blew out my shoulder.

I don't like it more than you. I got yelled at by an Admin_Moderator for going pissy after Mittens won Illinois when I worked my ass off. But I'm not going to live in a state of delusion. People who live like that usually hang themselves with piano wire...

24 posted on 04/03/2012 11:05:18 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: conservative98

As long as Newt is out there taking his message to Americans, he is one more patriot telling America why they should not reelect Zer0. As Santorum said, this is just the half time. There is half of America that needs to be reached up front and in person to consider America’s future and how Zer0 should have zero part of it.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 11:15:17 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Dengar01
But I'm not going to live in a state of delusion.

Why do you think that the establishment gave us McCain and then Romney going up against a known socialist in two elections in a row?

I'm not going to be deluded into thinking that it just happened that way.

26 posted on 04/03/2012 11:28:03 PM PDT by houeto
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To: houeto; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; chicagolady
But I'm not going to live in a state of delusion.

Why do you think that the establishment gave us McCain and then Romney going up against a known socialist in two elections in a row?

I'm not going to be deluded into thinking that it just happened that way.

Houeto, you have the blessing of living in Texas, the folks that I pinged have suffered our lives under Illinois politics.

Simply put there is a thing in Illinois known as the "Combine". It is made up by establishment Dems and Republicans. It is why Mike Madigan has been IL Speaker since Zeus walked the Planet, it is why Obama trounced to victory in 2004 when he had a legit opponent named Jack Ryan, it is why Bill Brady was thrown down the stairs to give the Governorship to Pat Quinn Lt. Gov under now jailed Blagojavech!

How do we know it was stolen? Every Republican candidate and tea party candidate won big time, Mark Kirk beat Barack Obama's basketball buddy Alexi Gianullious for the Senate. Judy Biggert, Peter Roskam, Joe Walsh, Adam Lipinsk won with HUGE margins in the suburbs.

So we know how awful it is to fight the establishment.

The Combine wanted former IL GOP Chairman Andy McKenna to win the GOP Primary for Governor in 2010. Conservatives came out in droves and voted for downstate conservative Bill Brady who won. The Combine was shocked, they did not want him to win and due to vote fraud in Crook County some of which I have on video and I was working with the Brady and Kirk Campaigns on election day as well with FReeper BillyBoy. We saw fraud all over the suburbs and the city, and Brady was winning till suddenly like magic from a fairies Pat Quinn got a ton of votes from seemingly no where!

When I say I'm not delusional that is because I'm dealing with logic. Trust me, I did not read all those books in undergrad and grad for fun. No one in history has come back from this margin.

I will right now bet you my life savings that Newt Gingrich will not be the nominee in Tampa. If you really think Newt has it you lose nothing.

I'm a realist living in a dem dominated state. 2 Governors in a row are in prison, if you really think Newt will be the nominee after tonight, I really would like you to invest into my business since you sound as gullible as a 8 year old at an ice cream truck...

27 posted on 04/03/2012 11:41:38 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

Santorum will lose either way. Newt has bigger fish to fry. He wants to ensure a bold, conservative platform.


28 posted on 04/03/2012 11:48:30 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Oh, please, Newt, hang in there! We need you1


29 posted on 04/04/2012 12:19:18 AM PDT by lu shissler
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To: Dengar01

Willard has no idea what the Chicago Democrats in the White House have in store for him.


30 posted on 04/04/2012 12:27:53 AM PDT by guinnessman
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To: Seaplaner

Newt is NOT going to leave the race, thank God! These primaries and caucuses were the worst mess I’ve ever seen in my life, Iowa being an excellent example. Hopefully, Mr. Romney will be the one bowing out gracefully! Crossover voters helped Romney big time!


31 posted on 04/04/2012 12:35:12 AM PDT by lu shissler
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To: conservative98
MY perception is that those who support romney are merely trying to associate with a supposed ‘winner’. They have failed to investigate their candidate and determine what policies will be supported (read continued) during an administration of which he is a figurehead. They either don't know or don't care about the ramifications of the election.

If this is the case, the U.S.A. is in fact doomed (if we're not already beyond the point of no return) either way the election goes.

Fortunately, my faith is in Jesus and the Lord's Will.

32 posted on 04/04/2012 2:37:23 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - Biblical Nourishment))
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To: Dengar01

I didn’t vote for St Rick.


33 posted on 04/04/2012 2:41:57 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: conservative98

Good. The Democrat poser ROMNEY should pull out.


34 posted on 04/04/2012 2:44:24 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Indeed...Romney is a Democrat, and I will not be voting for him.


35 posted on 04/04/2012 2:54:19 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: conservative98

It is weird that he mentions this over and over again. People know he is in but he really isn’t getting anywhere. He got a few hundred votes yesterday in 3 states. Certainly not competitive. He is just going around kissing babies I guess.


36 posted on 04/04/2012 3:53:48 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: who knows what evil?

“Indeed...Romney is a Democrat, and I will not be voting for him.”

Agreed. Who’s the Constitution party running these days?


37 posted on 04/04/2012 4:14:42 AM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: conservative98

The only possibility, other than the large headed displaced lib dud mittwit, is Santorum or a brokered convention.
Santorum would have to be doing A LOT better than he is so..

Go brokered convention!


38 posted on 04/04/2012 4:26:32 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: houeto

Everyone keeps talking about the establishment giving us
Romney. Any republican who chose to do so could have entered the race. Some did, some didn’t. Some were voted out along the way. That’s how it works. I don’t understand why some people just dismiss the voters as though they weren’t even a factor in all this.


39 posted on 04/04/2012 4:27:57 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: GeronL

“designated loser”

A good description, and no doubt in my mind that is the GOP E`s intent... sacrifice the presidential race and hope to eke out a slim majority in the Senate.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 4:44:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: jersey117

Very well said.

I really think that some conservatives fell in love with a candidate without a hope of winning, when that candidate dropped out, they had a temper tantrum and refused to back anyone else. I still think that’s happening today.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 5:15:12 AM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: conservative98

GOOD FOR NEWT and God Bless him!


42 posted on 04/04/2012 5:34:26 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: conservative98
Fantastic. I for one am ecstatic that Newt isn't caving to the pressures of the RNC. Some Americans actually love the United States of America and we're not willing to continue letting the communists (aka - progressives, liberals, socialists, fascists, McCains, Romneys, Obombas,...) destroy our nation.
We have an illegal alien occupying the White House and no one with the authority seems to want to arrest him and return our country to it's citizens.
We have liberals in the Republican party lying to the members of the Republican party and trying to convince us that Romney is a "Conservative." They are also trying to tell us that Newt is NOT a Conservative yet it is only Newt that has a real record of being a Conservative.

My hope is that Newt does love the United States of America as much as he seems to and that he will do as he says and continue to the Convention. I also hope it forces a brokered convention whereupon Sarah Palin will become the nominee and Newt will become her running mate.
It's said the VP nominee is the attack dog that takes on the opponent's nominee. Gingrich will mop the floor with obomba.

If this scenario does not pan out and romney does become out nominee this country is sooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed. We as a country may not be able to recover from obomba's first term. We certainly won't survive a second obomba term.

There is a reason our founding fathers put the natural born citizenship stipulation into our constitution but for some reason the powers that be don't have the testicles to enforce it.

If we can't use the Constitution and the law to remove the Manchurian candidate (obomba) from office then Newt is the next best thing.

JMHO

43 posted on 04/04/2012 6:39:49 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
"My hope is that Newt does love the United States of America as much as he seems to and that he will do as he says and continue to the Convention. I also hope it forces a brokered convention whereupon Sarah Palin will become the nominee and Newt will become her running mate. It's said the VP nominee is the attack dog that takes on the opponent's nominee. Gingrich will mop the floor with obomba."

Palin/Newt is still my dream ticket. Don't stop believing. I wish there were more debates left. It seems they ended right when they should have started!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjGhy8LVwAo
44 posted on 04/04/2012 6:58:54 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

Newt loves this country. He’s in it just for that reason — not for ego, money, or much else.

He will continue to do what he does best: speak out, shape the debate, make Obama look like a fool, and strengthen our win in November. He is shaping public opinion.

I think people like him, like Palin also, are great. They are deemed “unacceptable” by the wicked Establishment ...yet they just keep right on hanging in there, saying what they have to say ...because it’s the RIGHT THING TO do!!

It’s funny, but I can always “hear” Newt’s take on things in the media ...I never “hear” what Romney has to say absout anything. He just doesn’t seem to speak out much, or he doesn’t know how to use the media to his advantage, as does Newt. Newt is by far the better communicator.

Go Newt!!!!!!


45 posted on 04/04/2012 7:25:31 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: conservative98

I think it’s important that supporters of Newt continue to donate to his campaign, even though it looks like right now it’s floundering. I want him to stay in this thing to the end. If he wins the nomination, I will consider it a heaven-sent thing. If he doesn’t, I still think staying in gave him a good platform to get his messages out and hopefully affect future policy should a not-Zero win the election.


46 posted on 04/04/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by mancini
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To: conservative98

Republican Candidates could improve their Primary vote count by campaigning with the following idea:

Due to the FHA, Fannie and Freddie Bankruptcies of September, 2008, American home owners lost 30 % of the value of their homes. That is a 30 % cut in just one month. Home values are still down 30 %.

Thus, let us cut the total compensation to all elected Federal politicians, and their staffs by 30 %, and an additional 10 % cut to elected Federal politicians each year until Federal Spending is LESS THAN the average of the previous 2 years of Federal income.

BTW, since slightly less than half of the US House, and 2/3 of the US Senate are Millionaires, it will be a great opportunity for Congress to lead by example that EVERYONE should give up their “fair” share of the American Dream.

What better way can there be to demonstrate that Federal politicians are on the same page as the voters?


47 posted on 04/04/2012 7:40:14 AM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: conservative98

Then it’s official. Newt gives Romney the nomination. Speaker Ego decides that if he can’t win, no conservative should win. What a hero!


48 posted on 04/04/2012 8:25:30 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: conservative98
God bless Newt G! How I would love to vote for him.

Id vote for Santorum if I had to.

No way could I vote for Mitt.

49 posted on 04/04/2012 8:40:31 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: OrangeHoof
No. Everyone gave Romney the nomination early on when they wouldn't get behind Newt or one solid candidate. If Newt got out now, not only would he give the nomination to Romney but also the platform. Not good.
For instance in Maryland, give all of Newt's support to Santorum and Santorum still loses badly. It's not even reasonable to say all of Newt's support would go one way or the other. At best half of Newt's suppport would got Santorum and the other half to Romney. Thus he still loses WI. It Newt is fighting for the platform. If anyone is fighting for ego at this point it is Santo. Newt is fighting for bold, conservatism and is taking it all the way to Tampa.

50 posted on 04/04/2012 9:34:20 AM PDT by conservative98
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