Skip to comments.Romney:I talk to Gingrich more than I talk to Santorum
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 wasnt surprised by Gingrichs 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. Were 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 didnt speak with the former Pennsylvania senator as often.
We havent had as much interaction, although at each contests conclusion we speak with each other, Romney said. I call him, he calls me, we exchange congratulations. And weve 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. Its 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 hell support Mitt Romney if (when?) the former Massachusetts governor becomes the nominee.
Just kidding. I dont think the presidential primary process works quite like Survivor, as similar as it sometimes seems. Instead, I think all the candidates are considering whats next for them. While Romney looks forward to the nomination, Rick Santorum wants to ensure he doesnt consign himself to irrelevance with a loss in Pennsylvania, Newt Gingrich wants to ensure hes 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 arent exclusive of one another.
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.
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.
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.
Hey Myth, the only reason Newt is talking to you is to keep you from veering completely Left!
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.
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.
So...why not start a national write-in effort to write-in Sarah Palin for President?
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Romney is a degenerate coward, con man, liar,and thief.
Candidates or family members serving in the US mlitary
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
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 reasons Christians should reject Romney
Exclusive: Gordon James Klingenschmitt notes none of them involve Mormonism
Published: 10/27/2011 at 5:55 PM
Weve all heard the controversy about presidential candidate Mitt Romneys 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 didnt 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 hes 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 Mitts famous 2002 campaign debate bragging repeatedly that hes 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 Peoples Republic of Massachusetts. Then he forced Christian hospitals and taxpayers to subsidize and facilitate abortions for just a $50 co-pay, proof here.
Romney wont defund abortion, and he wont 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 wont 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 laws five-day waiting period on handguns. The Boston Globe quotes Romney saying, I dont 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. Thats 27 of 36, or 3 of every 4, Romney judges that are liberal. So if President Romney someday appoints even one Supreme Court Justice, theres a 75 percent chance theyll vote with Kagan and Sotomayor 100 percent of the time. If we wouldnt 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 dont 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, CNNs 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 thats good?
Romney said: And Im not going to change that.
And Romney wont veto any pro-homosexual bill passed by Congress. Hed 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 Kennedys 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 wont protect the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), or actually campaign to repeal Dont Ask, Dont Tell to protect our chaplains and Christian troops from harassment. Hes 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 Contradas new book, Mitt Romneys 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 Governors 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 hasnt told the truth about how he opposed the Bush tax cuts.
Romney supported liberal amnesty programs.
He hindered Americas national security and economic independence, as Americans for Border Security reports: In 2006 Gov. Romney supported the presidents 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, hes 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 citys aesthetics, saying, This is what happens when you dont 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.
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
You are so transparent ....
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.
Romney:I talk to Santorum more than I talk to Gingrich
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.
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.
I won’t vote Romney no matter who is his VP.
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You do realize that you need a slate of electors promised to her for that to work, don’t you? Otherwise you might just as well write in “Mickey Mouse” or yourself.
Backstabber RINO Romney MUST drop out, or the GOP is doomed.
Romney isn’t my choice. I believe he is a fascist.
I suspect the RNC has data proving Romney is electable because of independents and disaffected Democrats who are concerned about government finanaces, the Federal Reserve, and the nation’s crumbling economy.
The RNC doesn’t seem to care what the conservative voters want; the Party is Hell bent on taking over Congress and the White House by any means possible.
Do you notice how the subject of law and order, one that cuts across party lines, is being ignored?
He's a genius at selling snake oil, as are the rest of his fellow cultists, as well as the country clubbers over at the RNC and their creepy looking greedy pulled back wives.
There had damn well better be a major viable conservative third party candidate in the mold of the Founders getting into the race toot sweet.
DC and the WASHINGTONIAN REPUBLICRATS are the problem.
THE GOP MUST DIE A WELL DESERVED PAINFUL DEATH IF MYTH FLIP SLICK WILLARD ROMNEY IS IT'S NOMINEE.
Yep. I don’t think the GOPe have a problem with the police state being created, they just want to be in charge of it. Then again, I think the GOPe elite have already written off the White House for 2012.
I always tried to post the whole thing when I had written something. I didn’t think anyone would click over anyways. lol.
Then it occured to me that more people will see my opinions expressed here (in replies mostly) than will even see it there. So here I am.
I wouldn’t mind making tens of dollars though. No one has found a way to get blogads on FR yet? lol. Just kidding!!
meth dealer or tatoo parlor.
Yeah!!!! Those damn Mormons!!!! Aaaaaargh!!!!
Sorry, not going to happen. You can always vote for the Constitution Party in some states, but they will end up with the same tiny fraction of the vote they always get (.15% last time around).
So you can only be patriotic if someone in your family has served at some time, even if it wasnt you?
“...I think the GOPe elite have already written off the White House for 2012.”
No, they have not.
The GOP isn’t expecting to win with conservatives participating in huge numbers this time around, and certainly not with those who are passionately pro-life.
BHO2 has so thoroughly demolished the Democratic Party’s white working class base this gives the GOP a chance this year to take the Congress - both House and Senate - and the White House. Independents, white working-class Democrats, and Conservative “anybody but Obama” voters can carry the GOP this national election.
I believe the GOPe have the numbers to back this up.
Don’t get the idea I like this, ‘cause I do not.
” OK Rita what would your response have been if the headline was? ....... “
That is a good question.
I believe I would say, Romney knows he could buy Santorum off in exchange for a job, since Rick would want any debt paid off AND the job. If Romney ignored Newt, I would venture that Romney wants Newt kept in the freezer.
I believe Newt actually ran because he thought he could help navigate the RINOS in DC, to secure a future for the country against Marxists, but never to crawl up the GOP-E legs for a job, or for seeking relevance. That was never his style. His historic record was his relevance.
It wasn’t enough. The people perish, in their preference for blowing bubbles instead.
The way things are unfolding, I find it quite plausible that Romney is talking a lot with Newt.
You may not be aware that Romney did suspend all negative ads in PA, while Rick is out this four days, FWIW.
Mitt Romney is a big fat “never mind” to everything tea partiers have worked for.
I wouldn’t count on conservatives getting a second chance in the next 4 to 8 years let alone any time after. The tea parties were a moment of brilliance but are little more than a fast fading memory.
He's about as "Patriotic" as Charles Manson.
Good non-answer with a a diagram and hyperbole
I agree with you. The GOP-E have said as much, that they for sure want the Senate and to hold the House, (and secure their own paycheck and entrenched power) but seemingly feared a conservative nominee would risk all that.
The Republican Party is despised by all the Republicans I know. If Newt were younger and wanted to, he has the proven stature to have mustered a Third Party of consequence, given his record, experience and enormous accomplishment.
The GOP is certainly not writing off conservatives. They are willing to write off a certain segment of social conservative voters because they believe catering to them just ends up alienating more moderates/independents than it's worth. The GOP is simply not going to tailor a national campaign to people who believe contraception is evil and that we need a war on porn. They will try to appeal to those voters on other issues, but they know they will lose some and never get the kind of turnout among that demographic that a Pat Robertson, Mike Huckabee or Rick Santorum can get.
BHO2 has so thoroughly demolished the Democratic Partys white working class base this gives the GOP a chance this year to take the Congress - both House and Senate - and the White House. Independents, white working-class Democrats, and Conservative anybody but Obama voters can carry the GOP this national election.
I think you are way too optimistic. I think government dependence is so high and so accepted now that most of those on the government dole will vote for whatever candidate is most likely to keep the gravy train rolling. Once upon a time when the economy sucked, people were inclined to give the other guy a chance. Now it is all about voting for who can keep the Obama bucks coming. I hope I am wrong, but I think Romney is a poor candidate so my hunch is he will lose narrowly. Santorum would have lost in a massive landslide that would have taken our House majority down with it. Hopefully next cycle we have a better slate of candidates.
I hope you are wrong on the tea party fade.
The Marxists were far more patient in methodically worming their way into power. Some may have even talked our game to get there.
Also, I wonder if the Catholic Church asserts Her considerable influence that it will help cause a renewal of interest in educating not only Her own flock in the faith, but also that ALL conservatives will begin to wrestle away from the communists their indoctrination by, for and of the public schools, universities and academia?
The Church and the schools must be taken back in the name of freedom, before anything good comes to us.
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt is a former Navy chaplain who runs The Pray In Jesus Name Project ...
I pray regularly in Jesus' name that the Almighty vanquish Romney and Obama and raise Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, and other limited government politicians to elected political office in the USA.
Limited government is the best friend of Christian morality. Government "morality" creates and supports whole classes of people who adapt immoral lifestyles, makes taxpayers subsidize it, and punishes free citizens when they peacefully resist. Government punishes Americans for attempting to live morally.
Trim, hack, prune, and cut away Federal government, and people will begin to live morally again because a) it will dry up government programs supporting immoral lifestyles, from welfare to birth-control-required medical "care," and b) it will shut down agencies that punish, via discrimination "laws," free people exercising their rights to live morally by, say, allowing prayer and posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools, or hiring a teenager who not only needs the money, but who needs the mentoring and direction, part-time and paying him his true-market wage. That's immoral in today's Federal environment -- minimum wage laws, child labor laws -- God help us!
Vote for liberalism, reap liberalism. Voting for Romney is as nuts as voting for Obama. I pray enough thoughtful Americans vote third party that Obama squeaks in on a 34 - 39 percent plurality.
Most Americans are sick of all of the five main liberal issues -- global warming regulation, nationalized health care, gay marriage (and all it represents), on-demand abortion, and liberal activist judges. Obama and Romney have documented records of being like-minded liberal on all those issues.
Most Americans think Obama is a crappy president. If most Americans use their vote, they can create a situation where Obama in the White House is heavily damaged politically when 60 to 66 percent of the American vote is AGAINST him, and where the stupid, compromising, weak GOP Establishment fails. The ONLY WAY to defeat liberalism is to vote such that it loses, even -- especially -- in the Republican party. It is THE ONLY WAY to beat it.
I'm voting ABOOR.
I am a Newt Gingrich supporter. This situation has made me sick at heart.
Are you saying that you believe ritaOK is a Romney supporter? Have you lost your mind??