Skip to comments.Gingrich says he is confident he can earn the GOP nomination
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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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.
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.
Mormon vs Muslim. Having trouble deciding?
Mormon vs Muslim. Having trouble deciding?
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!
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.
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)
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.
You seriously insult Gingrich putting him on a list with Giuliani and calling them both conservatives.
I’m guessing he meant Fred Thompson, not Giuliani.
“I will sit out, may vote, but not sure.”
Why not work for good local candidates, the Senate, the House?
It's all part of this "Newt is strong in the South" delusional meme.
It's basically "Newt is less hated in the South" in reality.
There goes another strange Newtiac meme - the urge to "vet" everyone over and over again.
No matter how hard you try neither Mitt nor Santorum is going to turn out to have three ex-wives, one of whom he called on the phone for a divorce after cheating on her with another woman for years.
1) Most of the people that have been voting for Santorum and Gingrich are not voting for those candidates because they think Romney is the embodiment of Satan, they are voting for them because they like them better. The overwhelming majority of them will vote for Romney in the general, though not with overwhelming enthusiasm.
Remember FR does not equal conservatives does not equal the Republican Party; FR is a minority of a minority.
2) Romney will probably do better with independents than McCain did.
3) How are two candidates who did much WORSE than 40% in many primaries better general election candidates?
I’ll vote for him in the CA primary, even if he’s out by then. If he’s not on the ballot, I’ll write him in.
Newt would be my first choice but he is done and needs to support Rick if we have any chance of stopping the establishment choice.
Pray for America
Puff Puff, Pass
A brokered convention isnt going to pick the 3rd place finisher in delegates as the nominee.
From my perspective, Santorum is just as out of it as Gingrich is as far as beating Romney 1 on 1. Together though they still have a chance to keep Romney from getting to the number of delegates needed before the convention. That really is our only realistic chance, a dice roll at the convention. I also think that the only way Romney could beat Obama is if he chooses a conservative VP that is more popular than he is and brings excitement to the base. It has to be someone that can step right in and lead in case Romney gets his magic underwear all in a knot and flames out. I voted for Newt and I will be with him and for him until a nominee is confirmed, and then I will still be for him. Romney is the used car salesman version of Obama and I will hurl for days if he is the nominee. Santorum is a good man, but I don’t think he is ready for prime time any more than Herman Cain was. He is simply unseasoned and the news media and democrats would eat his lunch if he were the nominee. Maybe Santorum has a chance in 2016. Newt is the only one who can handle the media effectively and call them out and make them look like the fools that they are. He is also the only one who can make Obama look like the fool that he is.
Someone above used a Baghdad Bob parallel regarding this comment by Newt Gingrich.
If Newt is speaking about the Republican Party nomination, then Baghdad Bob is an apt parallel.
I would support Newt in a 3rd party run over Romney/Obama any day of the week.
He’d have to come up with a mountain of cash, though, to run a successful campaign. Even if a losing effort, it could still be a victory if someone seriously set about starting a conservative party.
Oh, my bad.. Giuliani is a Democrat, liberal, socialist, perhaps Marxist.. I forgot. You missed my point which was the media’s suppression of candidates they don’t approve of. My spidey-sense tells me you’re another FReeper who’ll refuse to vote for Romney in November, resulting in the re-election of 0bama! I don’t understand why conservatives would rather lament Gingrich or Santorum’s fall than vote for Romney in November. It’s time to circle the wagons, folks! Unfortunately we won’t get Newt or Santorum but at least we can trade the current WH occupant in for AN AMERICAN in November! Fire away, FReepers!