Skip to comments.Gingrich keeps campaigning - and keeps drawing an audience
Posted on 04/07/2012 4:39:33 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
MILLSBORO, Del. - At 7 p.m. on Thursday, in the back shed of a firehouse, a presidential candidate who continually concedes he's unlikely to capture the Republican nomination held a rally - and 350 people showed up.
Earlier, Newt Gingrich spoke to more than 150 people in nearby Magnolia. And a day earlier, he greeted a sold-out auditorium that seats more than 400 at the UniversityofNorthCarolina-Wilmington.
The Republicans who come to Gingrich's campaign events, signs in hand and ready to offer standing ovations, are under no illusions that the former House speaker is going to overtake Mitt Romney to become to Republican nominee. In fact, many say they're ready to support Romney if he gets the nomination as expected.
For now, they just like hearing what Gingrich has to say.
"I love the guy," said Linda Creasy of Lewes, Del. "I'd love to see him in there. I think he's the smartest; I think he has the most to offer. He just doesn't have the most money."
....After the speech, Sussex County Republican Party spokesman Duke Brooks said he'll vote for Gingrich in the Apr. 24 Delaware primary. "There's no question about it,"...
Asked whether he holds out hope that his candidate will somehow become that nominee,.."Mathematically, it seems not." But..he finds "interesting" Gingrich's argument that however unlikely, a win in Delaware could reverberate in larger states such as North Carolina and Texas.
"Even if we still can't get the nomination, we roll into.. Tampa with a brokered convention in the offing," Brooks said. "And if we do that, in the long run I think that can only be good for the party because it's going to flesh out a lot of ideas, and a lot of people are going to pay attention to it."
That's Gingrich's message as well...
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1. You are evidently anti space program. I’m good with that..just say so. So I guess we should have never entered into the space program at all.
2. I don’t know, nor do you, what a group with mega bucks might be willing to do..just because they can. Why do you pick on one small portion of Newt’s ideas?
3. You picked one biproduct of the space program. Not the multitudes of useful products. Lewis and Clark had government funding for exploration...noone is asking for funding for further space exploration and this is a useless argument.
4. I have to work tomorrow. Good evening.
Dude/dudette...you need to look at the actual numbers and the facts. Add up the delegate count. Read it and weep. I do.
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts...we’d all have a Merry Christmas. (Dandy Don)
Actually, I have looked at Newt’s “Plan” mostly they are bumper sticker type statements, with a few specifics thrown in.
However, Newt’s website has so much “Spin” when trying to explain away his Nancy Pelosi commercial, NY-23, Newt’s past support for Amnesty etc. that it is hard to take him at his word. Likewise, Newt has a section of this plan that says he will undertake entitlement reform, but this is the same Newt that blasted Paul Ryan’s common sense medicade reform as right-wing social engineering.
They all sound conservative on their campaign websites, better to judge them on things they have said and done before they were running for President. Newt would be a far far better choice than Romney, but I find it hard to accept that we can’t do better than a serial adulterer who made millions giving “history lessons” to Freddie Mac, who has favored amnesty, supported amnesty and has a penchant for grand government solutions, instead of just shrinking government and getting it out of the way of the provate sector.
Dude / Dudette,
You can’t seem to grasp that there is more to the process than the delegate count. How many delegates has Santorum lost because the media initially gave Iowa to Romney. How much momentum would Santorum have had if he had been reported as the winner that night instead of weeks later. Why do you think states fight over moving their primary dates. If the only thing that mattered was the number of delegates, then Iowa and New Hampshire wouldn’t be fighting like mad hornets to keep Florida and other states from moving up their dates and depriving them of their positon which allows them to shape the contest. Newt blocking Santorum in Michigan and Ohio could have a huge difference in Wisconsin for example.
Using your logic the Iowa contest is no more important than the last primary. Surely this level of ignorance can’t be unintentional.
It’s morning where I am, so I will reply.
I am not “anti-space program” Thomas Sowell once said in response to a similar argument in favor of some liberal entitlement program that when he was a young man with a family, he did not purchase an expensive set of encyclopedias, even though it was a good and desirable thing, because when he only had finite resources to support his family, he had to make choices.
So the opposition to something like a permanant moon base at the moment, doesn’t mean I don’t think it is a good idea in the abstract, or that I wouldn’t like future generations to pursue it, but right now we need to get out of the fiscal hole the stateists have put us in, and we have to pass on the encyclopedias right now and revisit the issue when 1/2 of the money we are spending each month isn’t boworrowed money.
I know there are other useful spinn off’s from the space program, I picked one to illustrate the point. You don’t pay engineers to design a moon base and spend the money to build it with the goal that the trillion dollars of R&D may produce a better mouse trap. It would be more efficient to spend far less money and just focus on the mouse trap if you really need a better one. Spin off technology is a fringe benefit from the space program, but nobody, with the possible exception of you, is advocating that we should fund the space program with billions if not trillions of dollars in the hope that someone will develop turkey pot pie in a tube, or a hear resistant tile. That is a grossly inefficient way to develop these products. We only tout them because we would have spent the money anyway. Can you imagine the outrage, if someone introduced a bill containing the equivilent of the NASA budget for the purpose of developing these spin off technologies. I don’t know which is more absurd, the notion that our space program can be justified on the basis of spin off tech, or that anyond really believes Moon base Newt can be built with private funds.
This is where that way of thinking loses the argument every time it's tried (and it's tried all the time).
Humans are not smart enough to know what we will discover or what is out there to discover -- but WE DO KNOW that by pushing the limits of our technology and science boundaries we DISCOVER new and useful things (we know from history), which entrepreneurs then embrace and develop and our lives become easier, richer and safer.
Entrepreneurs do not have the ability to finance large, unproven projects -- vibrant countries with educated workforces do. One half of one percent of the U.S. budget for something that produces positive returns and improves the human condition is a sad bit of coin to fixate on and bash.
Exploration and experimentation, and the invention/use of new technologies in that effort, is what opens the doors to entrepreneurs.
Government, in cooperation with private contractors such as we had in the space program, is the logical vehicle for that effort.
The discoveries thus made are adapted and used by exceptional America to benefit ALL.
They help drive the American...and the
The other area that does so is ENERGY.
Fret not noobie. We Newt suppporters are well aware that the dumbed down general electorate will not support Newt. You have made that abundantly clear...
Fret not noobie. We Newt supporters are well aware that the dumbed down general electorate will not support Newt. You have made that abundantly clear...
he better run for something else in between. His career is essentially over right now, unless he takes a statewide office in the next cycle. Otherwise, he will become no more than the next Harold Stassen.
Unfortunately, we have a president, who along with his science adviser John P. Holdren, does not want America to advance or remain strong and free.
They not only don’t believe in American Exceptionalism, they despise it (He he...means they know it’s REAL).
So acknowledging your guy has zero chance, because he is just to big of a jerk, while still claiming the other guy’s chances are worse, is a sign of superior intelligence? And someone that notices the problem with that logic is dumbed down?
I like how you zero in on the bottom line txrangerette!