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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Delaware State Representative Jack Peterman Endorses Newt Gingrich for President
Magnolia, DE - At a rally this afternoon in Magnolia, Delaware, State Representative Jack Peterman announced his endorsement of Newt Gingrich for president.
As a retired farmer and former Kent County Levy Court Commissioner and President, Peterman represents Delawares 33rd District in Milford. He sits on several House Committees, including Agriculture; Natural Resources; Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce; Housing and Community Affairs; Revenue and Finance; and Veterans Affairs.
“Newt Gingrich is the leader we need to return conservative principles to American government, said Peterman. He has proven throughout his career that he is dedicated to the American values of small government, individual liberty and a free market economy. I am proud to support Newt Gingrich for president, and encourage my fellow citizens in Delaware to do the same.”
Jack Peterman is a man of great faith and moral conviction, said Newt Gingrich. Jack is a true leader in his community and in the state of Delaware. It is an honor to have his endorsement.
Representative Peterman will campaign with Newt Gingrich in the state, leading up to Delawares primary election on April 24th.
another endorsement...Newt will take it!
Nothing of what you say is unclear. I care what specific other persons, such as CharlesWayneCT thinks, (even if you are an unknown entity in cyberspace,) and I do appreciate your thoughtful posts. No, I just do not understand caring what an amorphous thing like a poll tells you to think.
Perhaps my decision-making process seems wrong-headed to you - all I can say is my decisions are based on principles, and the only way I can live with myself is to never violate my code - no matter what the polls say the majority is thinking at any particular time.
As a Newt supporter, how did you feel when FR was polled and you found that 60% of freepers who responded supported Newt?
Rick Santorum met with several conservative leaders at home in Virginia, sources close to the Santorum campaign confirms to NBC News.
One of the major goals — how to get Newt Gingrich out of the race and get his delegates to line up behind Santorum instead.
Newt said he is NOT getting out but if Santorum wants to drop out that is up to him.
It appears as a ton of delusion rubbed off on Santorum when he endorsed Romney for president and also his endorsement for Spector speaks volumes. Santorum knew about Romney care...says volumes on RS.
Just 3 years ago..Santorum endorsed Romney for president..today he is attacking him. I think RS is the nut
“Im with Newt all of the way. I would rather stand with my convictions vs. making excuses to accept Romney (who is a fraud)”
I’m in til Newt says otherwise as well......Pa is coming up now and Santorum’s taking time off and meeting with “others”
will he stay in the race is the question because he must take Pa....and some polls are saying Romney’s ahead.
So if Rick stands down because he doesn’t want two losses from his home state...which would be really bad and hurt his career path....and I’m not so sure he won’t protect that first and foremost....then what....could Newt again rise with the path clear to do so?
On to convention!!!!!!
Third is a great place to be at this juncture...and as for Gingrich should cede Pennsylvania to Santorum...Santorum is weighing PA. very careful during his time off...several polls have Romney in the lead and if this doesn't look good for Santorum to take his home state he may very well throw in the towel rather than lose a second time in Pa.....which will massively hurt his political career....and that he will protect at all costs.
Should Santorum stand down....and at this point nobody can call that....then that changes the equation as Newt could easily step up once again.
Santorum's been running a two-man race for weeks and weeks now and still he hasn't taken the lead over Romney....Newt could very well change the trajectory.
Will be interesting to see how Santorum decides over these next four days and what his advisers and meetings with significant others will result in. But PA. is not going to be a slam dunk for Rick....people here do not easily forget who they know as the real Rick.
Furthermore the ONLY reason Newt is not on top is because the media has shut him out entirely....but they will not be able to do so if this goes to Convention.
I say let's wait and see....there's been so many twists and turns in this race that anything can still happen....June is not yet here and there's still time....
And that was the Obama bait, via the media, and social conservatives fell for it hook, line and sinker, in order to take out Newt...... It had nothing to do with what "people thought"..it had to do with an ad campaign from Romney, a media block out of Newt, and the bait Santorum to steer it all away from Newt...the only man Obama didn't want to go up against at any cost.
The problem is Republicans STILL can't see the game and the plays...so they take any thing slung at them...and unfortunately even Rick thought himself to be well received when in fact the media is who lifted him up and on the stage....and they readily admit that Santorum would never have risen without them...and he wouldn't have.
The same reasons he wasn't winning before the media pushing him on stage, are the same reasons he will continue to loose support and not win this primary over Romney.
This game is not over yet Katie....hang tight...things are going to shift down the road here in ways I don’t think most are anticipating......am hoping Santorum will drop out because he’s not looking like a slam dunk in his home state.
If he does the game changes.
Thanks for the ping.
Newt and Ron Paul can’t trust Rickster with their delegates if they were to concede!
Rick is one of those too-cool-for-school types, in it for himself, blows past advice, and being a Republican just happens to be where the chips fell at the time, reportedly, or he could have made a fine democrat.
He needs a job. A real one.
When Santorum drops out, the race is over.
It would be pretty delusional to think that, if Santorum can’t win his home state, that some how Gingrich (currently polling in single digits) would actually beat Romney in Pa. if Santorum dropped out.
You really need to not put so much weight on polls...which you seem to mention frequently. But do recall how low Rick was trending before Iowa....until the media ran people needed to give him a "second look".
I don't underestimate the power of the media to influence or drive this primary ....if Santorum was to drop out before Pa. which he likely won't, then I never underestimate the hand Newt might play....ever.
However Romney's apparently leading in PA currently....according to polls...or which ever one might make him look better or worse you're looking at. Polls are like looking into an 8 ball for the future. Win or lose it's still quesswork.
--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
Yeah he had his faults.....kind of a strange dude, but when he scored, he scored : )
There is a simple computer algebra equation:
R(esult)=Four more years of Obama
and kiss America goodbye. Here’s hoping and praying Newt does well in Texas! BTW..did you know that Romney has 35 super delegates; Newt has 4; Santorum 2 and Paul has 1.