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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: 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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This would be a great time for Newt to announce Allen West as his running mate. I would pay to see those two debate obammy and biden.


61 posted on 04/10/2012 1:29:49 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Laz, Santorum is no longer running. The aim of conservative Republicans now should be to deny Romney the Republican candidacy.

If you need to take some time out and grieve, do so. But we all have to pull together as the race winnows down to basics: it is either a progressive Romney or a conservative Gingrich.


62 posted on 04/10/2012 1:30:17 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: dforest
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.

It wouldn't be a Newt thread without your canned anti-Gingrich comments.

63 posted on 04/10/2012 1:30:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Salvation

Newt Gingrich of Georgia and Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald throw mock tea crates into the Chattahoochee River in Roswell, Ga., in 1994.
64 posted on 04/10/2012 1:32:26 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: HamiltonJay

This is exactly what I told my husband. Being a tin foil hat wearer, I thought he might have done this on purpose (ran and kept running then telling Newt he needed to step down)since he endorsed Romney in 2008.


65 posted on 04/10/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by gopheraj
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66 posted on 04/10/2012 1:34:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was going to vote for Santorum in Indiana, now, I will vote for Newt.

Newt will benefit from the anti-Romney vote. He can still prevent Romney in getting the nomination. The Santorum-Newt vote is the anti-Romnet vote.


67 posted on 04/10/2012 1:34:15 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: darrellmaurina
I hope Gingrich's supporters are equally gracious.

You will find, I think, that a plurality of hard-core Newt supporters on FR are actually Romney people. Watch them turn into "we need to support the nominee" posters now.
68 posted on 04/10/2012 1:34:15 PM PDT by Antoninus (The Republican Party (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Romney, Inc.))
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To: Mr. K
>>>And Romney is a Coward if he doesn’t<<<

I would be ecstatic to watch Newt debate Mitt. Then more so watching an Obama Newt debate.

69 posted on 04/10/2012 1:36:12 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: darrellmaurina; All
This is NOT a good time to antagonize Santorum supporters and NOT good time to cast aspersions.

We need every Santorum supporter to be a GOP supporter at crunch time.

And, folks, it's crunch time.

70 posted on 04/10/2012 1:36:40 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Antoninus

What a despicable statement.


71 posted on 04/10/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sun

Sun, Santorum is no longer in the race. Take some time from FR to grieve but looking for a scapegoat to explain his departure is wrong. It was his decision to make and no one else.


72 posted on 04/10/2012 1:37:17 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: TangoLimaSierra
A GREAT exchange preserved on YouTube: CAIR Confronts Allen West

BTW he's on Hannity now.

73 posted on 04/10/2012 1:40:11 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: SatinDoll
But we all have to pull together as the race winnows down to basics: it is either a progressive Romney or a conservative Gingrich.

The time to pull together was when there was a candidate with a snowballs chance in hell of beating Willard, I'm afraid.

I'll support Newt but the last thing I want to hear are those who have been chrashing every SAntorum thread throwing around childish insults now talking about 'pulling together'. (not directed at you)

74 posted on 04/10/2012 1:40:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SatinDoll; All
Thank you, Satindoll.

Words said today are going to be remembered. We all need to choose them carefully.

I've been saying for several weeks that the only hope I can see of stopping Romney is for all the conservative candidates — Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, and possibly Bachmann — to stand up together and say, “No Romney, no way.”

Gingrich finally has his one-on-one race against Romney. Unfortunately he's out of money, several million dollars in debt, and has just a few weeks to figure out how to win (or at least perform reasonably well) in Pennsylvania.

Maybe Gingrich can win this thing. I don't see how, but then again, two decades ago I thought there was no chance of Gingrich succeeding at taking back the House of Representatives for the Republican Party and becoming Speaker. He's surprised me once and he may surprise me again.

I suspect tonight's meeting of my county's Republican club, most of whom are Santorum supporters with a few Romney backers, will be rather difficult. I know of only one significant Newt Gingrich supporter in our county, a well-respected city council member. I guess maybe I need to figure out how to convince everybody else to vote for him at our district and state convention as a Gingrich delegate.

To everybody else who is a Santorum or Gingrich supporter — listen to what I just said about what I need to do in my local area. This is going to be extremely hard work, and it's going to come down to persuading individual delegates in many cases. Find out who your delegates are, and if they've not been selected yet, get someone to put their names forward who you believe will vote against Romney. Be especially careful to find out who the Santorum delegates are; if Santorum releases them, they can vote for anyone, and it's not at all clear Gingrich will be their first choice.

This battle isn't over yet, but it's very close to the end.

75 posted on 04/10/2012 1:44:18 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Antoninus
You will find, I think, that a plurality of hard-core Newt supporters on FR are actually Romney people. .....

That kind of talk is disruptive -- as you expected when you decided to post it. Very suspect -- sort of the "accuse others of what you're guilty of" kind of post.

76 posted on 04/10/2012 1:44:40 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: HamiltonJay

Stalking Horse, mission accomplished...my heartfelt sympathies to all Santos supporters...


77 posted on 04/10/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: SatinDoll

Baloney. You Newt guys want to run around trashing the hell out of our guy, posting hateful garbage like what I responded too and then expect us to just jump on board yours guys sunk campaign is CRAZY. You guys are reaping what you sewed here at FR over the past year with your incessant slamming of the only guy that had the ground game together to beat Milt and was actually doing it.

What did you think all of this name calling and slamming was going to get you anyway?


78 posted on 04/10/2012 1:46:11 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Antoninus

I hope Gingrich’s supporters are equally gracious.

You will find, I think, that a plurality of hard-core Newt supporters on FR are actually Romney people. Watch them turn into “we need to support the nominee” posters now.

**

Eh, not this one. Believe me, I’ve tried to convince myself that I could pull the lever for the man ...but I just always crap out.

I could no more vote for Romeny than the man on the moon. I vote for CONSERVATIVES. Newt is a conservative. Had Newt bowed out, I could have voted for Santorum, but just barely.

Romulon is from some other planet out there in the universe, sorry.


79 posted on 04/10/2012 1:47:29 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t care if Newt can win the nomination now or not. I just want to make it as hard, painful and expensive for Romney to win as possible. The GOP elites need to pay as big a price as possible for shoving the Masshole down our throats. They need to know that it won’t be easy if they try to push another candidate like him on us in the future.

Thanks to Santorum for wasting 2 months of our time, blowing countless millions in potential donations, and helping hand Romney the nomination by roadblocking conservatives from coalescing around Gingrich.


80 posted on 04/10/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: trisham; Cincinatus' Wife
What a despicable statement.

Really? Keep an eye on the people who were the loudest, most vicious anti-Santorum Newt people. Watch how fast they become "we must support the nominee" people.

And for the record, the second Santorum dropped out, I became a Newt supporter--for as long as he's in the race.
81 posted on 04/10/2012 1:49:47 PM PDT by Antoninus (The Republican Party (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Romney, Inc.))
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To: darrellmaurina; All
I don't see how, but then again . . . most everyone had written off Reagan's chances too !
82 posted on 04/10/2012 1:50:30 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Lazlo in PA

Get over yourself, over and over, Newt supporters have said they will support Santos....so now it is your turn...even I would have supported Santos in spite of his whoring to the unions.


83 posted on 04/10/2012 1:50:44 PM PDT by Fred (http://etchasketchmittromney.com/)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Lazlo go have a cup of tea.

You have no standing to accuse others.


84 posted on 04/10/2012 1:51:38 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sun
It takes an ego to run for president. Look at the ego-in-chief.
85 posted on 04/10/2012 1:52:16 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: RitaOK; Cincinatus' Wife
I did comment at Santorum’s website begging him to throw in with Newt.

Me 2. That was the FIRST thing I did.

Folks need to go there and do the same.

http://www.ricksantorum.com/contact

FORM THE COALITION.

GET THE GOP BACK.

.

86 posted on 04/10/2012 1:56:22 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I didn’t participate in name calling and “slamming”. I said to do research on your chosen candidate so you would know everything about him. Unfortunately few took the hint.

At one point I was told by Mods to back off because I found something that JR did not want discussed on FR. I did so and will continue to not discuss it.

At this point in time I anticipate other conservatives will join Newt; Palin, Cain, Perry, already have and maybe eventually Santorum, since it is obvious that Romney will not offer him the VP slot. Our goal should be to deny Romney the candidacy of the Republican Party.

I believe Romney is a fascist, and the Republican Party is opposed to national socialism, period.


87 posted on 04/10/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Antoninus
....And for the record, the second Santorum dropped out, I became a Newt supporter--for as long as he's in the race.

Then let us move forward with that.

88 posted on 04/10/2012 1:57:01 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; SatinDoll

OK ladies, Rick is out; Newt is still in.

You dream has come true.

Now let’s see if Newt will be the nominee.


89 posted on 04/10/2012 1:57:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Fred

Gosh, will you just look at this thread. We seriously are all in need of mental help at this moment.

Here we actually HAVE A CHANCE at putting a conservative in to win the nomination. A real, dyed in the wool, ARTICULATE, experienced conservative ...

and I truly do not want to hear the word “baggage.” I mean, I can deal with BAGGAGE — I CANNOT deal with marxism, skyrocketing debt, race wars, or any other Obamanism one more day!!

Whether it was going to be Santorum, or Ging, it was going to be ONE — and THIS is it.

So, it’s now either Gingrich, or Romney — and we really, actually COULD pull this out and deny this RINO jerk the nomination. But, nooooooo, we’ve got to keep fighting and squabbling amongst ourselves, like imbeciles almost.

Come ON, folks — get it together. We’ve just been shown a way out of this mess ... a small crack in the armor. What are we going to do in response? Suck our thumbs?


90 posted on 04/10/2012 1:58:01 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Fred
over and over, Newt supporters have said they will support Santos.

Nonsense. I ran the Santorum Ping here. We had an agreement that we would only ping positive pieces that supported Rick and didn't slam Newt. These were not controversial threads. I was on all those threads and Rick was trashed from the Newt people constantly and at no time did they add the caveat that they would support Rick ever. Just look at what I responded to. You tell me how that type of stuff is even warranted to say on the day the man suspended his campaign for crying out loud?

91 posted on 04/10/2012 1:58:25 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TMA62

>>>I was going to vote for Santorum in Indiana, now, I will vote for Newt.<<<

Two more votes for Newt in Indiana plus family I can persuade to follow. Only one cousin against Newt. Once she sees a debate, she will follow.


92 posted on 04/10/2012 2:00:23 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Bronzy

“It takes an ego to run for president. Look at the ego-in-chief.”

Thankfully, none of the GOP presidential candidates are that bad, or that evil.


93 posted on 04/10/2012 2:00:47 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: LibsRJerks
Good post and good attitude .. BRAVO !
94 posted on 04/10/2012 2:04:43 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Salvation
Great ticket. Now, let the real debates begin between Newt and Mitt. (I have said Newt - Paul just to confuse the lefties)
95 posted on 04/10/2012 2:07:00 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: Mariner; All
Thank you for your kind words, Mariner.

The sniping between anti-Romney conservatives needs to stop today. Our choices today are between Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney. For most of us that means there's only one choice left; I can't bring myself to vote for an anti-Israel guy who doesn't understand the dangers of radical Islam, no matter how much I object to Mitt Romney.

Let's fight for the one choice we have left as long as we can, then figure out what to do if we lose.

And for the Mittbots who have been concealing themselves as supporters of some other candidate — please go away, at least for today. Some of us are really, really upset and may say things we'll later regret.

96 posted on 04/10/2012 2:10:49 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m with Newt until Newt says he’s out.

In November I’ll vote for the GOP candidate against the O.

If that candidate is Romney, I’ll still vote against O. But we’ve really got our work cut out for us at that point. We will have to fight no doubt every day of the next 4 years to keep him from giving away the store, from essentially enacting half O’s agenda but doing it with a GOP logo on it.

Thats something that just kills us again and again, that even the most egregious Dem policies almost always have big-name Repubs voting for them, providing them cover.

I remember we were so glad to get rid of Clinton (and DNC attacks on Bush were so over the top) that it was difficult to hold GW’s feet to the fire. Thats the risk we run with Mitt. He’s a deal-maker. If we don’t go in prepared to fight from day one, he’ll reach across the aisle and we’ll find ourselves with O’s second term, just run more efficiently.

Another thing; if Mitt is really the best the GOP has to offer, I’m clearly in the wrong party, I’m ready for a new one. The FR Constitutionalists, maybe.


97 posted on 04/10/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by marron
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To: darrellmaurina

We know nothing of 0bama’s actual conduct on a personal basis—his girlfriends, boyfriends, whatever. No one assails him for anything person, and should they, pit vipers drop like rain and hyenas drool around anyone who says anything. Yet, about Newt’s well-documented and personally lamentable past, we have every detail well worn like an old, tattered children’s book.

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. No more, “Oh, I just can’t vote for someone who.....’X,’ ‘Y,’ ‘Z.’ Who are you wanting as President, a person who is happy to tell you it’s OK to let a child born of abortion die on a pile of garbage? Someone who is more than content to rake over the laws of this nation in order to abscond with its national treasure?

You go to the meeting of the venerable GOPers and you tell them there that our sons and daughters are theirs no more. This country is worth saving from their noblesse oblige and pronounced insiders carting off with the last of what’s left of it. Gettysburg’s spot to announce Santorum’s departure is as apt, not as the speech named after it, but rather, as the high water mark of Northern advancement by the South during the Civil War. The thousands who died there were brothers; the thousands of our servicemen deserve someone in the White House who will not gut them even more than they have been, putative ‘brothers’ though they may be.

Santorum left to spend time with his daughter. All right. But there are sons and daughters of our servicemen, our forefathers, whose burden will never end, thanks to those who smile and steal, smile and steal. We need someone who knows the trenches of DC and can blow the festering stink off it with a well-timed, Constitutional bat of an eyelash. That man is Newt.

It is Newt that has not surrendered. Only Newt. No one else is left to fight the near Neroesque pathology that says one thing and does another. No one. But one man remains, tired and haggard, who stands against the odds.

He should not stand alone, were we true patriots, to add more than four score years to this fragile nation’s history. Do not our forefathers deserve something more for the ankle-deep blood they fought through? Or must they sleep silently, entombed in the Arizona, now become not only a battleship of record, a state of tension, a foreshadowing of a nation’s heirs who lie waiting to see if we do indeed have grit?

Vain smiles and money aplenty will not sway the scales of what has become a grand injustice. History will not be kind to those who look the other way. In fact, there is NO other way to look than to Newt Gingrich.


98 posted on 04/10/2012 2:12:28 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: marron; darrellmaurina; All

The GOP-e and the MSM will work overtime to demoralize the conservative base.

We must stick together and stand shoulder to shoulder.


99 posted on 04/10/2012 2:13:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Sun
Dreams are nice, but then there’s reality. Newt wasn’t catching on; Rick Santorum was.

Bull schtick. Newt was catching on BIG. He made a fundamental error of spending his whole wad in Florida and pinning his hopes on that state. That made him unable to run in some February states. By the time Tennessee rolled around, the voters said they preferred Newt to Rick but didn't think he had a chance anymore so they voted for Rick. Rick was there and was thought to be a more viable alternative after Newt's overspending debacle, but we would have defeated Romney if Rick was out of the picture and people had not decided to give up on Newt too quickly.

100 posted on 04/10/2012 2:15:40 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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