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Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorumís Departure
Fox Insider ^ | April 10, 2012

Posted on 04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee He’ll ‘Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney’

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be ’1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner.

Below are some highlights from Huckabee’s interview with Gingrich:

“I did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and I knew this was a real possibility in his mind. I do know that he had begun to realize that when you are up against all of Wall Street, it is very difficult. The money machine makes it difficult to have a competitive race.”

“I am not focused on going after Romney; I want to focus on the issues and Barack Obama. I will admit it was a slugging match in Florida; people who like me don’t want me down in the gutter. We will see what Governor Romney decides. I am going to focus on the Republican platform and why Obama is a grave threat to this country.”

“Our folks are making calls to undecideds and those for Rick [Santorum]; we have been talking to someone in North Carolina, and there may be a debate [...] between Romney and me. I would like to have an open dialogue – just the two of us, a chat.”

Here is the full statement released by Gingrich’s press secretary:

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnewsinsider.com ...


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To: darrellmaurina

I’m right with you on this, Darrell. This is no time for recriminations.

All conservatives have good reasons to oppose Gov.Romney. That should unite us in our efforts to deny the self-professed “Progressive” ex-governor the Republican candidacy.

As most well know, Progressive is just another name for socialist. To most of us that is flat-out unAmerican.

Let’s see what can be done to help the last remaining conservative in this race.


41 posted on 04/10/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Mr. K

Why? Newt won what, one state? and a handful of other delegates? At this point Romney views him as just a gadfly.

Likewise challenging the Obama: what’s $1M to someone who writes $1000M checks without caring about account balances?

At this point Newt is playing the “useful idiot” role, providing the appearance of an opponent while having no chance. Both ways, Newt’s relevance is nigh unto zero.

(Don’t get me wrong. I’d rather Newt be POTUS than any of ‘em.)


42 posted on 04/10/2012 1:13:57 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; TLI

TLI is right.

A coalition of conservative heavy weights could rouse the depressed and take it home to the GOPE.

I did comment at Santorum’s website begging him to throw in with Newt.

Rick can slow Romney if he will.


43 posted on 04/10/2012 1:14:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Rick, there's always room for one more.


44 posted on 04/10/2012 1:14:58 PM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: HamiltonJay

When I heard last week that he might drop out before the race as it would hurt him politically if he lost in PA, I was thinking “Good idea. When he runs for something again, I’m sure no one will bring it up that he dropped out before the vote.” I imagine he also doesn’t have the courage to hand over his delegates to Newt. Am ashamed that I sent him a little bit of money early on.

This whole election has been wallowing with the pigs.


45 posted on 04/10/2012 1:15:12 PM PDT by 21twelve
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To: SatinDoll

Help how? I’d like to, but see no path to relevancy, much less success.


46 posted on 04/10/2012 1:15:34 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What was Rush’s exact quote at the end of his show?

I paraphrased it, and I put my own words in parenthesis, as they do in professional articles.

You also paraphrased it, so give us the exact quote, and then get back to us.


47 posted on 04/10/2012 1:16:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: RitaOK
LOL Michelle Malkin posted on Twitter, "Ed Rollins is speaking, need to press the mute button."

Fox has turned into RINO Central. I'm shocked that they haven't thrown Sarah off the network. BTW Sarah and Eric Bolling are co-hosting a show this Friday per drill baby drill.

48 posted on 04/10/2012 1:17:47 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: SatinDoll; All

Dreams are nice, but then there’s reality. Newt wasn’t catching on; Rick Santorum was.

Time to wake up and smell the disaster that Newt’s ego caused our country.


49 posted on 04/10/2012 1:19:37 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Gingrich-Santorum
 

51 posted on 04/10/2012 1:24:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ctdonath2

I just dont see Newt as a “useful idiot” although some surely do.

I see Newt as an American loving, Capitalist loving, Constitution loving Patriot to continue this fight when it doesn’t look like he has a chance ( but he DOES ).

What good is his message about how Great America is, without him to deliver it ? Noone Else except the late and Great Ronald Reagan can speak like Newt. Coming from anyone but Newt, it just doesn’t sound right...know what I mean ???

The Fat Lady hasn’t sung yet so it’s not over til the LSM tells us who won in Nov.

( GO NEWT GO ! )


52 posted on 04/10/2012 1:24:36 PM PDT by simplesimon (" God doesn't call the qualifed , He qualifes the CALLED! ".. FReeper TomasUSMC...)
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To: Sun
Time to wake up and smell the disaster that Newt’s ego caused our country.

Please peddle that nonsense somewhere else.

53 posted on 04/10/2012 1:26:03 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: ctdonath2

Your question is a good one.

Try Newt.org. They may be able to provide you with pointers. At this point the key appears to be uncommitted delegates to the convention and how they eventually vote.

There is 4+ months until the convention in Tampa, and 6+ months until the election in November. In politics that can equal a lifetime.

To give you an idea of how it can go, in October of 1980, Ronald Reagan was polling at 30% but he won the election in November. Sometimes it is always darkest just before light breaks through for the day dawns.

“Never, never, never, never give up.” Sir Winston Churchill.


54 posted on 04/10/2012 1:26:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Dengar01

Rollins is such a pain. If this is true about the ad set to run in PA, and with the polls so close between him and Romney, then Rick like Newt in Florida before him would never have the money to overcome it and would be slated for an embarrassing loss in his home state.

Rollins alluded to this being why he suspended before his home state race rather than after. I do believe that part.


55 posted on 04/10/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: Dengar01

Rollins is such a pain. If this is true about the ad set to run in PA, and with the polls so close between him and Romney, then Rick like Newt in Florida before him would never have the money to overcome it and would be slated for an embarrassing loss in his home state.

Rollins alluded to this being why he suspended before his home state race rather than after. I do believe that part.


56 posted on 04/10/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: Dengar01

Rollins is such a pain. If this is true about the ad set to run in PA, and with the polls so close between him and Romney, then Rick like Newt in Florida before him would never have the money to overcome it and would be slated for an embarrassing loss in his home state.

Rollins alluded to this being why he suspended before his home state race rather than after. I do believe that part.


57 posted on 04/10/2012 1:27:50 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt is still delusional as usual. People had a chance to vote for him and chose not to.

Newt is as flip floppy and untrustworthy as Mitt.


58 posted on 04/10/2012 1:29:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: SatinDoll

59 posted on 04/10/2012 1:29:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: exit82

Seems to me Mittens wants—and needs—Texas’ delegates in the worst possible way.


60 posted on 04/10/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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