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Gingrich says he is confident he can earn the GOP nomination
NBC-17 -NCarolina ^ | 4-4-12 | Staff

Posted on 04/04/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT by VinL

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks with media at the state GOP headquarters in Raleigh.

(EDIT- Newt's take on the current state of the primary starts at the 5 minute mark.)

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The recent media/establishment mantra that Newt is solely attempting to influence the platform is wholly wrong. Newt is trying to fly in under the radar, just as he did after June 2011 and through the initial debates.

I'm in, til Newt's out.

1 posted on 04/04/2012 7:54:27 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

I voted for Newt but at this point he sounds more like Baghdad Bob than Reagan.


2 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:30 PM PDT by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: VinL

I like and wanted Newt, but he’s been effectively out for many weeks.


3 posted on 04/04/2012 7:58:47 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: VinL

I like and wanted Newt, but he’s been effectively out for many weeks.


4 posted on 04/04/2012 7:59:00 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: VinL

I like and wanted Newt, but he’s been effectively out for many weeks.


5 posted on 04/04/2012 7:59:11 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: VinL

Yep.


6 posted on 04/04/2012 8:00:00 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: VinL

Unless the momentum suddenly shifts Santorum’s way, this plan cannot work. Romney will have 1144 bound delegates by the time the convention begins.


7 posted on 04/04/2012 8:00:00 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: VinL; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy

And go to the Moon and build a colony there without any tax/government money.

If you doubt him your mind must be too small.


8 posted on 04/04/2012 8:00:26 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: VinL

It appears as if some delusion rubbed off on Newt when he say next to Pelosi on that couch.


9 posted on 04/04/2012 8:05:24 PM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: VinL

Sorry Newt-—but the vast majority of the American voters are just too moronic to get you!


10 posted on 04/04/2012 8:06:11 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: sickoflibs

Speaking of small minds, sounds like that is something you know a little about.


11 posted on 04/04/2012 8:06:24 PM PDT by JoSixChip (santorum is Mr Rogers without a spine. Check his record, not his rhetoric.)
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Go Newt!


12 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: VinL

Well... He knows better, I’m sure. I love Newt, and I think he’d be a huge asset in the inner circle of any administration... But he’s out of this one now.

It’s just going to be Romney. That’s how the math is working out. Time to belly up to bar and figure out how to deal with it.


13 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:35 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: azcap
I voted for Newt but at this point he sounds more like Baghdad Bob than Reagan.

LOL; you are correct and it is sad. I still prefer Rick Perry but he is obviously not going to win the nomination either.

14 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:47 PM PDT by af_vet_1981 (The bus came by and I got on, That's when it all began,)
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To: VinL
I love ya, Newt, but unless you've got some photos stashed away of Mittens and a farm animal makin' hay, please accept this complimentary gift bag and leave though the side door. RINO Corporate has already handed the keys to the store to their latest fair-haired boy. And we are coming up for a world of hurt.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


15 posted on 04/04/2012 8:07:55 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

LOL

Yeah I wish things were different. Newt would be great!

I hope he stays in the spotlight.. and is able to keep his ideas in the fray..


16 posted on 04/04/2012 8:15:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: VinL

If he can’t win more than 2 states to supposedly get the nomination, he won’t win more than that if he does happen to get the nomination.

He needs to deflate his ego and accept reality — he didn’t win, he can’t win, he won’t win.


17 posted on 04/04/2012 8:15:44 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: VinL

Newt you magnificent bastard!


18 posted on 04/04/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: Ingtar

Rick has to take Penn- and he has to cede NC to Newt. Rick can’t fight this fight alone- he needs Newt.


19 posted on 04/04/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: JoSixChip; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; Pan_Yans Wife
RE :”And go to the Moon and build a colony there without any tax/government money. If you doubt him your mind must be too small...
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RE2: Speaking of small minds, sounds like that is something you know a little about.

HA-HA, you prove my point!

20 posted on 04/04/2012 8:20:44 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: VinL

He’s losing to Ron Paul in many states. Why can’t these people face reality?


21 posted on 04/04/2012 8:20:51 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: VinL

I love me some Newt. But he blew his wad in the late ‘90s and should have run earlier. His new “looks like a blow up doll” wife is so rigid her hair spray looks natural.

What really gets me, and yes I focus on crap, is that only once he decided to run this cycle he debunked the “he served divorce papers to his dying wife” story with true facts.

Why did he wait so long? Does his ego not even let him understand the so-called historian in him that should have known Mark Twain’s line about the truth not getting it’s pants on before the lie travels around the globe?

This, to me, implies bad judgement beyond his past issues.


22 posted on 04/04/2012 8:26:20 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: sickoflibs

Did Newt run simply to keep his career going?

Run for president. Get beaten terribly. Write more books about Conservatism in America. Make more $$$.


23 posted on 04/04/2012 8:30:26 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: VinL

Why and how could he cede NC to Newt? Giving the “standard” 2/3 of Santorum’s strength to Newt moves Romney to 1st and Newt to 2nd. That does not help anyone.


24 posted on 04/04/2012 8:31:56 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: sickoflibs
And go to the Moon and build a colony there without any tax/government money.

No, don't touch the moon.

25 posted on 04/04/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: VinL

Ditto. Newt can do no wrong as far as I’m concerned.


26 posted on 04/04/2012 8:42:06 PM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy
RE :”Did Newt run simply to keep his career going?
Run for president. Get beaten terribly. Write more books about Conservatism in America. Make more $$$.

:)
About a year ago Ann Coulter claimed that Newt told a certain play-acting candidate (our favorite Ma-Ma Apple Pie) that the best way to sell books is to run for POTUS. And magically she appears to endorse him after he said he might appoint her as his VP candidate.

That's lots of books for both especially if Obama gets re-elected.

27 posted on 04/04/2012 8:43:05 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : "I will just make insurance companies give you health care for 'free, What Mandates??' ")
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To: VinL

Vin, Rick will not admit that. Newt has reached out to him, and Santorum told him to go fly a kite. Looks to me like Santorum is on schedule for VP or Cabinet position if he hangs in there to split the conservative vote for Romney’s benefit.


28 posted on 04/04/2012 8:44:47 PM PDT by ngat
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To: VinL

This is why it is so hard to take the Newt supporters seriously anymore.

There have been 3 polls taken in North Carolina in March. Gingrich is 3rd in all three. In the average, Santorum is beating Gingrich 29.7 to 16.3.

Only a true Gingrich supporter would claim that Santorum should CEDE a state he is LEADING in to the guy who is in 3rd place, and think that actually makes sense in the real world.

I’d say Gingrich should cede Pennsylvania to Santorum, but with Gingrich in single digits, it probably wouldn’t help all that much.

Newt Gingrich took less than 6% in Wisconsin, coming in 4th. He is not a viable candidate. He is not a serious candidate. You don’t get consideration at the convention by losing almost every state by double-digits, or skipping every state for a “southern strategy” that wins you only two southern states, one of which is your home state.

If the convention is going to pick people who did a lousy job of winning primaries, why wouldn’t they just pick someone who skipped all the primaries. At least they are already marked being unable to get people to vote for them.

If Romney not winning half the delegates proves he is unelectable, Gingrich winning virtually nothing proves that he is extremely so.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Gene Eric
Go Newt!

YES! He has the right stuff and all the right people on his side. January 2013 will mark the restoration of America when President Newt Gingrich leads the Conservative Rebellion against socialism. And...I can't wait for $2.50 gas!


30 posted on 04/04/2012 8:49:00 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Ramius

It’s just going to be Romney. That’s how the math is working out. Time to belly up to bar and figure out how to deal with it. . . . .

_____________________________________________________________

Sometimes the truth really hurts. So how do you deal with it. I’m not an “anybody but Romney” guy but I would sure like to have some way to force Mr. Romney to be conservative. I think there is a more than even chance that Romney would beat Obama. If Romney becomes president what do we do to get the most out of him?

I think Romney is a good guy and probably knows business but doesn’t know squat about how to play with Democrats, they will always get the best of him. How can we get control of him, Ryan? Please tell me there is a way to keep him from selecting liberal judges. Please tell me there is a way to investigate to see if Obama was qualified to be POTUS and if not undo everything he signed.

Newt goes in late and expected the world to worship him. Reagan started way before campaign season. Romney is showing us the way it will be done in the future. Romney went and helped a lot of good conservative politicians who helped him when his turn came. The conservatives that stood by him didn’t do it because Romney was wonderful, they did it because they owed him. It is all just business to Romney, Romney knows business.


31 posted on 04/04/2012 8:50:22 PM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: ngat

Since South Carolina, Newt has done almost nothing helpful for Rick Santorum. His PAC attacked Santorum, his biggest monetary supporter going so far as to say that if Newt fell apart, he’d move the pac money to support Romney instead of Santorum.

Newt only won Georgia, and did so in a way that gave more delegates to Romney, and fewer to Santorum, by running robocalls not against Romney but against Santorum, pushing Santorum just below 20%, locking Santorum out of the statewide delegates and therefore giving 4 more delegates to Mitt Romney.

In Alaska, a caucus where Gingrich could have instructed his followers to vote for Santorum (like Huckabee did in West Virginia), Gingrich did not, and while taking a few delegates, cost Santorum a victory and gave a lot more delegates to Romney.

And Gingrich, by failing to compete in states where Romney was strong, allowed Romney to win by larger margins and collect more delegates. That is the most interesting statistic to collect if you want to see how well Gingrich is “helping” Santorum vs ROmney — compare the Gingrich percent of the vote in states won by Romney, versus the states won by Santorum. You’ll be surprised at what you find.


32 posted on 04/04/2012 8:52:48 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Viking2002

Speaking of coming up for a world of hurt, did you happen to catch the CBS evening news report with Scott Pelley on Mitt criticizing Obama’s speech? It looked designed to make Mitt appear to be the nominee already, showed Mitt walking up to the microphone stiffly, but not in those stupid-looking jeans and shirt outfit this time, and stuttering and awkwardly missing the mark in his criticism, apparently afraid to seem to go too far or offend Obama supporters. Maybe CBS edited it that way, but it just seemed so weak, even strange.


33 posted on 04/04/2012 8:54:08 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Yeah, ng. You’re right as to Santa and his guys. But, in the end, I doubt romney gives him any thing-— maybe, the invocation at the convention.


34 posted on 04/04/2012 8:56:04 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

I didn’t say Newt HELPED Santorum, only that he reached out to Santorum and was rejected. I believe those reports, and I bet you do too.

Newt knows a Santorum candidacy is an impossibility with Romney there, and Newt knows Santorum would lose to Obama by more than even Romney. And, a Romney-Santorum ticket will not unite the party either.


35 posted on 04/04/2012 9:01:02 PM PDT by ngat
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To: JAKraig
I would sure like to have some way to force Mr. Romney to be conservative. I think there is a more than even chance that Romney would beat Obama. If Romney becomes president what do we do to get the most out of him?

Elect a conservative Congress. If you fail at that and the libs took it over in 2014, forget it. Romney will claim it's what the public wants and rubber stamp everything the Democrats give him. And in 2016 don't even think about giving him a primary challenge unless you want the full crushing weight of the GOP to come down on you.

36 posted on 04/04/2012 9:01:35 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: A CA Guy

The media SHAPES the election outcome by conspiring to IGNORE the conservative candidates. Giuliani was totally ignored early in the 2008 election. The media sabotages conservative candidates and are getting better at is with each passing election. Add Gingrich to the list.


37 posted on 04/04/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: ngat

Polls consistantly show that Newt loses to Obama by more than any other candidate. The last set of polls showed even Ron Paul would do better against Obama than Newt.


38 posted on 04/04/2012 9:04:55 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ngat
What's done is done. I'm not even going to pay attention to any more of it until the convention. What I do know is, in the way that KenyaCo bypasses every other elected or appointed body in the country, there's probably a way to yank the frigging broadcast licenses of every alphabet network regulated by the FCC. None of them serve the good of the greater public anymore - it's like some media Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. Just call me Miles Bennell.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


39 posted on 04/04/2012 9:04:55 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Ingtar

“Romney will have 1144 bound delegates by the time the convention begins.”

If its Rom I will not even watch the convention or be involved in the election like normal.

I will sit out, may vote, but not sure.

Will be stocking up on survival supplies and hope we can take the house.


40 posted on 04/04/2012 9:10:45 PM PDT by garjog
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To: JAKraig

I basically agree. I am firmly in the “anybody but Obama” category. I cannot in good conscience accede to a second — and I think fateful — second Obama administration. There won’t be any coming back from that.

Romney is not a pure conservative, but I think he can be steered to the right, especially if we can get the Senate too. At this point I fear it’s the only hope. If we get a second Oama tour, we’re done. America will go the way of Greece. There won’t be anything left to fix.


41 posted on 04/04/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: af_vet_1981
Rick Perry???????
Are you crazy???
LaRaza Rick, Trans Corridor Rick, Guardasil Rick...THAT Rick Perry? The Rick Perry who was a conservative southern Democrat; the one who dared to support Gore when he was for life, before he was against it. That Rick Perry?

Not to mention that he served honorably in the Military, married and still is married to his high school sweetheart. And that he is a staunch ally of Israel, strong supporter of Life BEFORE birth, the one who is for a strong defense and who is for the 10th Amendment? THAT Rick Perry?

FR is the WRONG place to support Rick Perry now and before. Just ask those who have been run off...Ummm he just wasn't good enough during the 100 debates.

Get with it man, Romney is who we are now stuck with. Newt is history and Santorum..well he doesn't know when to STFU and that has sunk his boat.

We're so lucky; the true conservatives have all been run out on a rail and we now have 2008 Part Deux.

Yep, etch a sketch Romney he's our guy.

42 posted on 04/04/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (The biggest Hate group in America is located in the White House, Congress & DOJ)
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To: All

Mormon vs Muslim. Having trouble deciding?


43 posted on 04/04/2012 9:26:02 PM PDT by outhousepatrol (W)
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To: All

Mormon vs Muslim. Having trouble deciding?


44 posted on 04/04/2012 9:26:20 PM PDT by outhousepatrol (W)
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To: VinL

Mark Levin brought up a good point today. Even among Republicans, Willard can’t manage to garner more than the low forties in voter support. How in the world can he be expected to overcome that deficit in a general election? I hope the Supremes rule in our favor on Obamacare and we manage to hold the House otherwise we’re hosed!


45 posted on 04/04/2012 9:26:46 PM PDT by old school
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To: CharlesWayneCT

And you well know polls are a snapshot in time and it is seven months until the election and as the old saw says seven months is a lifetime in politics.

I don’t know who you back, all I know is I would prefer someone who truly opposes the progressives, and could and would work for conservatism, and Romney and Santorum ain’t it.

So, go ahead and live your life by what the polls tell you to think.


46 posted on 04/04/2012 9:30:22 PM PDT by ngat
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To: VinL

Newt is trying to let people know if we elect liberal Romney; expect to have a risk of implementing an agenda towards conservatism. If we don’t have control of the house/senate, Romney will do whatever they want with him. He was very easily swayed in Massachusetts. I think the GOP-e figures, if they lose enough conservatives voters; the liberals who are worried about Obama, will vote for Mitt. If they could get rid of us (especially the soc-cons), they would.

Mitt will not have a platform for change- we will all be waiting to see what he does.

Newt admitted the insiders are begging for him to leave. Why should he? Anything could happen-think about it-If I were him, I would stay until the end. Newt is smart and knows once he leaves, the subject of conservatism is gone. I am sure he cannot stand that Romney may be the nominee (like a lot of us) and hopefully his contested convention idea from all along, can give us a another candidate.

We don’t have to accept Romney. If the delegates cannot be bought off, we can reject him and ask for another person. Too bad, Santos is getting the 2nd tier role-he will be creamed in the general. If Newt were in 2nd, we’d have a real fight on ideas. Time to vet Mitt so we know what we are taking into the general. Being such a jerk with his negative ads, will make certain a lot of voters will never vote for him. Romney is a disaster and we are on a suicide mission. The conservative issues will be set back for years since Romney would move to the center. He is talking tough like Bush did to get votes. It could be too late since most patriots are keeping quiet. I’m with Newt all of the way. I would rather stand with my convictions vs. making excuses to accept Romney (who is a fraud)


47 posted on 04/04/2012 9:34:46 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: garjog

I feel as you do. The perceived inevitability of Mini-Obama is killing us. To be fair, Santorum has made more than his share of gaffes lately as well. Sadly, Romney’s will not see the light of day until after the nomination. I knew I should not have sent money to Cain or Santorum... it dooms them.


48 posted on 04/04/2012 9:38:25 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

You seriously insult Gingrich putting him on a list with Giuliani and calling them both conservatives.


49 posted on 04/04/2012 9:44:04 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Ingtar

I’m guessing he meant Fred Thompson, not Giuliani.


50 posted on 04/04/2012 10:00:05 PM PDT by order66.exe
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