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Romney:I talk to Gingrich more than I talk to Santorum ^ | April 9, 2012 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 04/09/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT by RitaOK

Mitt Romney today indicated that he has been in closer communication with Newt Gingrich in recent days than with Rick Santorum:

Romney said he wasn’t surprised by Gingrich’s sentiment, expressed over the weekend on “Fox News Sunday,” that the former Massachusetts governor had all but wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination.

“It was not a surprise, he and I have spoken from time to time, and actually we have also gotten together with our wives and spoken,” Romney said. “We’re pretty open-eyed about this, as we talk about where we are at this stage. In all likelihood I will be the one that gets the delegates to become the nominee.” …

As for his closest competitor Santorum, Romney said he didn’t speak with the former Pennsylvania senator as often.

“We haven’t had as much interaction, although at each contest’s conclusion we speak with each other,” Romney said. “I call him, he calls me, we exchange congratulations. And we’ve had a chance to chat from time to time, and we continue to have a personal respect for one another.”

So, yesterday, Newt Gingrich randomly announces that he will support Mitt Romney if Romney becomes the nominee. Today, Mitt Romney says he talks more to Newt Gingrich than to Rick Santorum. It’s enough to make you wonder if the real alliance all along was a Romney-Gingrich alliance. Rick Santorum certainly thinks Gingrich steals more voters from him than from Mitt Romney. Ron Paul, meanwhile, has been in no hurry to promise that he’ll support Mitt Romney if (when?) the former Massachusetts governor becomes the nominee.

Just kidding. I don’t think the presidential primary process works quite like Survivor, as similar as it sometimes seems. Instead, I think all the candidates are considering what’s next for them. While Romney looks forward to the nomination, Rick Santorum wants to ensure he doesn’t consign himself to irrelevance with a loss in Pennsylvania, Newt Gingrich wants to ensure he’s still known as an “ideas man” in the conservative movement and Ron Paul wants to pass his movement on to his son, Rand. Fortunately for all of them, those aims aren’t exclusive of one another.

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A couple of things come to mind. Even Romney knows who the lion is among these wannabe's, and as for Newt himself, he may still want to be a player, but lays no plans as to how that will be accomplished, whether it will be privately, or serving in a Romney administration.

The Gingrich remarks are fresh off the FOX News Sunday show with Brit Hume filling in, where I believe those two understood each other.

Gingrich will use the Republican convention platform as a vehicle to maintain relevance going in, but his future depends more upon the degree of interest that he may have in serving in a Romney administration.

I believe Newt may be interested in serving again, possibly, and also in getting a part of his debt retired. (It is not that huge after all.)

Newt is so politically instinctive, astute and articulate that I would like him around in the cabinet to use those gifts.

1 posted on 04/09/2012 3:48:37 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: RitaOK


A Turd, is still a Turd, is still a Turd.

Romney, no matter who he may try and hitch his wagon to is still a lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal.

2 posted on 04/09/2012 3:50:39 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: RitaOK

Romney is a liberal. I don’t think the GOPe has any plans to win this election.

I also won’t care, a leftist vs a leftist doesn’t interest me in the least.

3 posted on 04/09/2012 3:51:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RitaOK

Hey Myth, the only reason Newt is talking to you is to keep you from veering completely Left!

4 posted on 04/09/2012 3:53:30 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: RitaOK
Go jump in a lake.

That degenerate coward mormom bishop will NEVER be POTUS.

On your bike, the magic underwear is ready to be picked up at the dry cleaners.

5 posted on 04/09/2012 3:53:42 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: GeronL

I agree. Romney may want to win but I really doubt the GOP has any plans on taking the white house.

Romney is a real moron and the media is fixin to show us.

6 posted on 04/09/2012 3:55:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: GeronL; SoConPubbie

So...why not start a national write-in effort to write-in Sarah Palin for President?

7 posted on 04/09/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: GeronL
What happens if I do not meet the mandate?

If you don’t have health insurance by Dec. 31, 2007, you will lose your personal income tax exemption for 2007. That exemption gives you a Massachusetts tax savings of approximately $219.

In 2008, the cost of the penalty goes up. The fine will equal half of the cost of the lowest-priced Health Connector-certified plan for each month that you don’t have coverage

Waivers will be available for those who cannot afford a plan that meets the rules. Check back for updates.

How is the mandate enforced?

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue will enforce the individual mandate through the tax process

8 posted on 04/09/2012 3:56:36 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney is a degenerate coward, con man, liar,and thief.

Candidates or family members serving in the US mlitary

Rick Perry...Served

Ron Paul...Served

Rick Santorum...Father served

Newt Gingrich...Father served

John Huntsman...TWO sons serving now

Williard Mitt Romney... BLANK...Draft dodger..

No Romney for generations right back to the original arriving in the US has ever served in the US military

This is UNUSUAL for an established American family...

The Romneys never served in

the Spanish American War,
the First World War
The Second World War

The Romneys cannot be called “patriotic”-Tennessee Nana

9 posted on 04/09/2012 3:57:46 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: RitaOK

All this according to Hotair blog, who wants hits.

Let’s wait and see if this info shows up elsewhere.

Did you know that blogs get money from hits, even if they make stuff up?

It’s true. So let’s just watch and see if this is true.

Promoting the MSM am I? Really?

Citing displeasure with the MSM as your reason for reading blogs is

like citing your dislike for cold beans as your reason for eating dog turds.

10 posted on 04/09/2012 3:58:25 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: RitaOK

10 reasons Christians should reject Romney
Exclusive: Gordon James Klingenschmitt notes none of them involve Mormonism
Published: 10/27/2011 at 5:55 PM

We’ve all heard the controversy about presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s faith. Is he a Christian? He claims to be, yet 75 percent of American Protestant pastors disagree with the statement: “I personally consider Mormons to be Christians.” Wherever you stand, here are the top 10 reasons Christians can never vote for Mitt Romney – and they have nothing to do with his Mormon faith.

Romney forced homosexual marriage upon Massachusetts.

When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided in 2003 to recognize homosexual “marriage,” ignoring the voters and the Constitution, the court admitted it did not have power to issue licenses or force participation by justices of the peace to solemnize the weddings. But as governor, Romney didn’t wait for the legislature to act, he just ordered the marriage licenses and weddings to go forward, all by himself. Earlier this month, Romney said in New Hampshire, “What I would support [nationwide] is letting people who are of the same gender form – if you will – partnership agreements.” And despite the over 2,500 pedophilia cases now on record involving homosexual Scout leaders, Romney once stated, “I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”
Romney is pro-abortion.

This year he’s the only major Republican presidential candidate who has yet to sign the Susan B. Anthony List pledge to defend life and defund Planned Parenthood nationwide. Candidates Bachmann, Perry, Gingrich, Paul, Pawlenty and Santorum all signed the pledge, although it should be noted Herman Cain supports everything in the pledge except the Fetal Pain Act. (Cain is not fully pro-life, either.) And who can forget Mitt’s famous 2002 campaign debate bragging repeatedly that he’s more pro-choice than Ted Kennedy?
Romneycare is the reason we have Obamacare.

Long before President Obama forced a socialist health-care system on America, Mitt Romney seized control of private hospitals for the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. Then he forced Christian hospitals and taxpayers to subsidize and facilitate abortions for just a $50 co-pay, proof here.

Romney won’t defund abortion, and he won’t protect the conscience rights of Christian health-care workers who refuse to help in child-murder.
Romney opposes our Second Amendment rights.

Gun Owners of America recently rebuked Romney for saying he promised not to do anything to “chip away” at Massachusetts’ extremely restrictive gun laws. “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them,” he said during a gubernatorial debate. “I won’t chip away at them; I believe they protect us and provide for our safety.” Even worse, Romney signed a law to permanently ban many semi-automatic firearms. Romney said in 2004, “They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” Romney also spoke in favor of the Brady law’s five-day waiting period on handguns. The Boston Globe quotes Romney saying, “I don’t think (the waiting period) will have a massive effect on crime, but I think it will have a positive effect.”
Romney appoints liberal Democrats as judges.

The Boston Globe confirmed that as a so-called “Republican” governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney appointed 14 Democrats, 13 Independents and only 9 Republicans as judges. That’s 27 of 36, or 3 of every 4, Romney judges that are liberal. So if President Romney someday appoints even one Supreme Court Justice, there’s a 75 percent chance they’ll vote with Kagan and Sotomayor 100 percent of the time. If we wouldn’t trust Romney himself on the Supreme Court, why let him appoint more Massachusetts Democrats to the federal bench?
Mitt Romney supports adoption of innocent children by homosexual cohabitaters.

As if orphans don’t have enough troubles, “Gov. Romney has consistently said that gay adoption should be assessed on a state-by-state basis,” his spokesman said this month. On Oct. 17, 2006, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Romney: “Should – do you believe that gays and lesbians should be able to adopt children?”

Romney responded: “Well, they are able to adopt children.”

Blitzer followed: “But do you think that’s good?”

Romney said: “And I’m not going to change that.”

And Romney won’t veto any pro-homosexual bill passed by Congress. He’d start by supporting ENDA, the so-called “Employment Non-Discrimination Act” that would force churches, religious schools, and Christian charities and bookstores to hire immoral people who oppose their religious mission. Tim Russert once asked Romney on “Meet the Press”:

Russert: You said [in 1994] that you would sponsor [Sen. Ted Kennedy’s federal] Employment Nondiscrimination Act. Do you still support it?

Romney: At the state level. I think it makes sense at the state level for states to put in provision of this.

Romney won’t protect the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), or actually campaign to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to protect our chaplains and Christian troops from harassment. He’s in bed with the homosexual movement – at the same time he avoids Christians in Iowa like the plague.

A shocking new book shows Romney actively hurt pro-family causes.

According to Amy Contrada’s new book, “Mitt Romney’s deception, His Stealth Promotion of ”Gay Rights” and “Gay Marriage” in Massachusetts,” Gov. Romney, from 2003-2006:
worked closely with homosexual activists and pro-gay rights advisers;

implemented “gay marriage” through his executive departments without legislative authorization, violating the Massachusetts Constitution;
pushed a constitutional amendment strategy doomed to failure, and ignored the call to remove the activist judges who ruled for “gay marriage”;
funded and promoted GLBT indoctrination in the public schools through his “Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth,” and his Department of Education “Safe Schools” programs;
undermined religious freedom, failing to defend Catholic Charities in the “homosexual adoptions” fiasco;
continued or implemented radical homosexual and transgender programs in his executive departments.
Romney is not a fiscal conservative.

While he wishes to appear pro-business, Romneycare proved him just another Obama-clone socialist. And Romney still hasn’t told the truth about how he opposed the Bush tax cuts.
Romney supported liberal amnesty programs.

He hindered America’s national security and economic independence, as Americans for Border Security reports: “In 2006 Gov. Romney supported the president’s immigration policy as well as the McCain-Kennedy bill. He expressed support for an immigration program that places large numbers of illegal residents on the path toward citizenship. …” [without requiring they return home and wait their turn, allowing them to cut in line before law-abiding immigrants]

Never mind that Romney hired (then fired) illegal aliens to landscape his yard. If Romney supports unlimited amnesty without any rule of law, how will he stand on national security?
Romney made the Top 10 list of worst RINOs.

According to the official list keepers of Republicans-In-Name-Only at Human Events, he’s listed eight-worst in America because he said, “I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country.” He supports civil unions and stringent gun laws. After visiting Houston, Romney criticized the city’s aesthetics, saying, “This is what happens when you don’t have zoning.”

Bottom line: Evangelical Christians who care about pro-family, pro-freedom, pro-life, pro-marriage and pro-law/order issues can NEVER support Mitt Romney for president, even if he wins the Republican primary, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with his Mormon faith.

Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt is a former Navy chaplain who runs The Pray In Jesus Name Project, which delivered 2.5 million fax petitions to Congress last year for Christian causes.

11 posted on 04/09/2012 3:58:25 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: RitaOK

Shame on Romney do say such a thing when the Santorum family is busy with Bella being in the hospital, of course Rick is not going to be talking to Mitt

12 posted on 04/09/2012 4:01:33 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: RitaOK

the ONLY thing Romney could do to get me to vote GOP if he is at the top of the ticket is to pick Gingrich for VP

Gingrich MUST BE HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13 posted on 04/09/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: SatinDoll

If Palin doesn’t want to run then we can’t make her. Why should her supporters go through all the trouble when she won’t do it anyways? Maybe if she expressed some kind of an interest things would be different.

14 posted on 04/09/2012 4:06:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RitaOK

You are so transparent ....

15 posted on 04/09/2012 4:10:09 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: humblegunner

How does that work? Do you get a penny for every 100 visitors? Cuz I might make .25 cents this year if I sign up. lol.

Anyways, writing my opinions on FR in replies probably gets more views than anything I’d write on my neglected, often abandoned blog. I usually just use it for the blogroll, to see if anything interesting has been posted.

16 posted on 04/09/2012 4:10:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RitaOK
OK Rita what would your response have been if the headline was?

Romney:I talk to Santorum more than I talk to Gingrich

17 posted on 04/09/2012 4:14:54 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are most of my comments.)
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To: GeronL

LOL! Who said anything about running?

She doesn’t have to do anything except serve as President after being elected via write-in.

Note: a recent poll of independent voters conducted by a liberal think tank revealed that the majority of independent voters are concerned with the national debt and will vote for Romney over BHO2. This is BHO2s weakest point.

Independent and fiscal Conservative voters don’t care about contraception, abortion or homosexuality; they’re voting the pocketbook, and are concerned with government financing and the national debt.

18 posted on 04/09/2012 4:15:28 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: SatinDoll

Where in Romney’s history of fiscal conservatism? Did he raise taxes/fee’s in Mass? RomneyCare is fiscally conservative? There is no such thing as social liberal and fiscal conservative.

I care. Let Romney try to win without social conservsatives.

I am sure he would do as well as Mondale.

19 posted on 04/09/2012 4:18:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: blueyon
Rick's got more important people to talk to ; It doesn't bother me he veers clear
of Romney. :)

Rick Santorum visits the Shrine to the Unborn, LaCrosse, Wisconsin, 3-28-12.
20 posted on 04/09/2012 4:20:04 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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