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Herman Cain drops Newt Gingrich, ready to back Mitt Romney
Politico ^ | /10/2012 | M J Lee

Posted on 04/10/2012 9:45:38 PM PDT by katiedidit1

Herman Cain made clear Tuesday that he is ready to throw his support behind Mitt Romney, making no mention of his endorsement of Newt Gingrich.

“I have always said I will support whoever the nominee is and it looks like Mitt Romney’s going to be that nominee, and we do need to get behind him,” Cain said on Fox News. “I remind people all the time … ‘Keep your eye on the mission.’ And the mission is to get control of the Senate, maintain control of the House and defeat Barack Obama. That means get behind the nominee, so, yes, I’m ready to get behind the nominee

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/74986.html#ixzz1rhh9Ow6U

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KEYWORDS: hermancain; newt2012
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1 posted on 04/10/2012 9:45:50 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1; true believer forever; VinL; RitaOK; Marguerite; caww; Gator113; b9; onyx

I never trusted Cain


3 posted on 04/10/2012 9:48:45 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Wait a minute, did Cain say Romney or “the nominee” because FOX pulled that earlier.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 9:49:24 PM PDT by KJC1 (I'll say it: Obama supporters are stupid, anti-American, or both.)
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To: katiedidit1

Thin crust, pepperoni, extra bacon with two kinds of cheese and some wings...


5 posted on 04/10/2012 9:50:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Definitely sounds like indigestion.


6 posted on 04/10/2012 9:52:13 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: katiedidit1

Looks like I had Herman sussed up early on.


7 posted on 04/10/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A case of tums to digest it all


8 posted on 04/10/2012 9:53:57 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

So now we all must hate Herman Cain? I had planned on voting for him earlier in the Primary.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 9:55:30 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I believe Cain is a good man.

Politics is just not his strong suit.

He is a great speaker and motivator and I would like to see him do that in the future.

On a side note, I think people upset with Santorum pulling out, might want to hold judgement unless they have walked in his shoes. He may not be getting out because he sees imminent defeat. He may be getting out for close personal reasons. I can’t imagine what him and his family is going through.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 9:55:41 PM PDT by BookaT
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To: katiedidit1
Sounds like Herman was promised something, too. I didn't hear him say he was not for Newt/maybe that is coming.
11 posted on 04/10/2012 9:55:58 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: KJC1

I recall reading he said he would back the nominee. After Santo suspended his campaign Cain now may not be thinking jumping off Newt’s ship.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 9:56:06 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: katiedidit1

Can’t believe some of you fools are falling for another BOGUS Politico headline meant to DEMORALIZE us ABR folks now that Newt has a chance to defeat Romney again.

The article clearly states he will support whoever the nominee is, not that he’s endorsing Romney now. This is the same thing Palin and every Republican has said.

It’s not news.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 9:56:49 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: katiedidit1

Neither did I, for all the trouble it caused by saying so. What is he doing now anyway? Of course, he said this before Rick dropped out.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 9:57:37 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: BookaT
- > On a side note, I think people upset with Santorum pulling out, might want to hold judgement unless they have walked in his shoes. He may not be getting out because he sees imminent defeat. He may be getting out for close personal reasons. I can’t imagine what him and his family is going through.

If he cannot handle family issues, how can he balance a possible war with Iran and the federal government needing overhauled...that is not emotions/judging, that's common sense...

15 posted on 04/10/2012 9:59:14 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: JediJones

I’m glad somebody caught that.Looks as if there are still plenty of rombots that need to be weeded out on FR.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 10:00:59 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: SatinDoll
I'M WITH NEWT TO THE END

17 posted on 04/10/2012 10:02:29 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: RitaOK; katiedidit1

Just to let you both know. There is a great new Newt chat at grassroots.newt.org .


18 posted on 04/10/2012 10:02:36 PM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: katiedidit1

Pray for Newt! And send money. This is not over.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 10:03:03 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: JediJones

Cain could have emphasized that he was with Newt all the way and preferred Gingrich as the nominee..he never mentioned Newt.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 10:04:31 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Et tu, Herman?


21 posted on 04/10/2012 10:04:31 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: 22cal

Thanks and will check it out:)


22 posted on 04/10/2012 10:05:37 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Oh give me a break.
Are we really going to dump on every Republican and Conservative radio host, that says they will support the Republican nominee? If you are, then you may as well turn off Rush, Levin, Savage, Hannity, Ingraham, Bennett, Beck and all the rest, and not listen to them the rest of the year. And better not turn on FOX for the next month or so, because sure as hell, you will see Perry, Palin, Bachmann, and Santorum, all on there saying they fully back the Romney ticket.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: BookaT

“He may not be getting out because he sees imminent defeat. He may be getting out for close personal reasons. I can’t imagine what him and his family is going through.”

My bet is on his possible loss in PA which he wouldn’t be able to stomach. Prayers up for Bella and the family, but this situation was not new and he knew it would take up much of his time.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 10:07:42 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: liberty or death

Just wrote him a check tonight..will mail it tomorrow. BtW...read a “vintage” Newt statement wherein Newt asked Romnney to drop out of the election..lol. Got to love the Speaker


25 posted on 04/10/2012 10:08:06 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: JediJones

Thank you. While I didn’t read the article, I did read the excerpt and it didn’t sound like Mr. Cain was endorsing Romney nor dropping Mr. Newt, plus it’s from the Polutico so I’ll take it with barely a grain of salt.


26 posted on 04/10/2012 10:08:15 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: JediJones

This crowd is all over Newt all the way to convention.

It’s true that Newt and Herb jumped the gun about 48 hours early, speaking in terms of the “likely” nominee and declaring their support, when Romney secured it, now followed by Rick dropping out.

We want a convention, not a coronation to GOP-E applause with no protest.


27 posted on 04/10/2012 10:12:25 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: liberty or death

It is over. Romney will start getting over 50% in upcoming primaries. Newt has been a distant third other than Georgia and South Carolina. He will not pick up the bulk of the Santorum voters. In my opinion it is over. Now it’s time to decide whether or not to support Romney over Obama. As much as I don’t like Romney, I think it is an easy choice.


28 posted on 04/10/2012 10:12:39 PM PDT by TJA
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To: NavyCanDo
Fact is alot of Newt supporters want to force Romney to fight for every delegate. Romney IS the establishment candidate and his record is far from conservative. Newt deserves to have an impact on the gop platform and at the convention.

I doubt you will hear Rush endorse Romney and Perry recently confirmed his committment to Newt. As for Santorum backing Romney..well, he did endorse him 3 yrs ago. LOOK..we are tired of voting for damn rinos and do not care what Rove, Coulter or Fox says. <.p>

29 posted on 04/10/2012 10:14:37 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Romney is steaming full speed ahead with a date with an iceberg called Obama.


30 posted on 04/10/2012 10:14:49 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: katiedidit1

I’ll stick with Newt through the CA primary for all the good it will do.

But I most likely will have to hold my nose for Romney in the general.


31 posted on 04/10/2012 10:15:36 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Eye of Unk

How many rino’s do we have to endure before the republican party wakes up? they didn’t learn a thing from the McCain nomination and here we go again


32 posted on 04/10/2012 10:16:23 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: TJA

I’m not ready to give up till the end. As a small business man I’ve been down and out and all but cemented over. A couple of moves and a ton of luck I’m back on top.

Never give up! Newts my guy.


33 posted on 04/10/2012 10:18:09 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: TJA

Mitt Romney is a national socialist, a fascist. What is easy about that choice?


34 posted on 04/10/2012 10:19:00 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: liberty or death

Ronald Reagan would roll over in his grave at the thought of Mitt Romney as president. Nancy and Michael Reagan have sang Newt’s praises


35 posted on 04/10/2012 10:20:15 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: 22cal; All

thnaks for the link

http://grassroots.newt.org/

I am sickened by how many, especially here in FR, are ready to take SAntorum’s pull out as a victory for Romney and dismissing Newt - when this is a great opportunity for Newt and US - dammit all, people, stop swallowing the media hype.

Have we learned NOTHING?


36 posted on 04/10/2012 10:21:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: katiedidit1
I never trusted Cain

Nobody should have...he's just being Cain and still thinks what he says matters in a political sense. He never said anything I thought was more than a desire to be in the front line.....he was having "fun" IMO at voters expense.

Ya know some people you just don't like no matter what they project...I din't "like" Cain as a candidate at all...though likely an ok guy...but that's as far as I would go with Cain.....Now 'West"...oh definately a man good for the country!

37 posted on 04/10/2012 10:21:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: Tzar

In case I slept an extra long time and missed it all, I don’t believe all 57 states have voted yet nor do I believe Romney has enough delegates to seal the deal.


38 posted on 04/10/2012 10:23:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: MacMattico
So now we all must hate Herman Cain? I had planned on voting for him earlier in the Primary.

I think just recognizing the truth that he is not much of a conservative will do just fine.
39 posted on 04/10/2012 10:25:40 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TJA
your opinion - Opinions are like - ah, noses. Everyone's got one.

You've been for mittens from the get go.

Get and go

40 posted on 04/10/2012 10:25:55 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: maine-iac7
Maine-iac....they're only doing what they've always done and why we keep loosing....it appears critical thinking skills aren't foremost...rather they follow whoever is in the roll of the Piped Piper on any given day.

As for Cain dropping Newt....bet ya there was some money that passed hands there....maybe a position with Romney....I wasn't for Cain at all before and it won't make squat difference to me now.

Go Newt Go!!!!

41 posted on 04/10/2012 10:26:27 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
caww, I like West because he is a straight shooter. He means what he says and that is a rare quality among today's politicians. Would have LOVED a Newt/West ticket.

HANG IN THERE NEWT!

42 posted on 04/10/2012 10:27:15 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: liberty or death

AMEN and AMEN

glad you’re not trotting along after the Bell Wether sheep - like most of the good little sheeple...even here in FR


43 posted on 04/10/2012 10:28:43 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: katiedidit1

Nothing in that article means Cain has “dumped” Gingrich. Cain says he will support the “nominee.” The GOP doesn’t have a nominee yet.


44 posted on 04/10/2012 10:31:17 PM PDT by GVnana (Newt 2012 - He Speaks for Us)
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To: maine-iac7
You ever had your self nearly kicked to sh!t in a fight? Minutes later you get the jump and it's “fight over”.
Changes your perspective on not only battle but what it takes to be a winner.

Newt is a political street fighter. Romney is the guy who rolls up his limo window and let's his bodyguards fight for him.

45 posted on 04/10/2012 10:36:48 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: maine-iac7
You've been for mittens from the get go.

Bull cookies

46 posted on 04/10/2012 10:37:53 PM PDT by TJA
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To: katiedidit1
How many rinos do we have to endure before the republican party wakes up?

It depends on how much things we have to endure before conservatives wake up. Moderates will always be part of the Republican party. It should be considered given. But they only consist about 30-35% of the party. The rest are (or assumed to be) conservatives. However, more often than not conservatives back various candidates in the primary, each argues that their candidate is the only 'real' conservative. Meanwhile moderates come up with a single candidate. With split conservative votes, it shouldn't be surprising that the moderate candidate win. Yet, instead of learning a thing, they keep repeating the same mistake while whinny about evil moderates.

47 posted on 04/10/2012 10:39:00 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: katiedidit1

“Would have LOVED a Newt/West ticket.”

That’s been my hope from the get go.

Don’t give up on it - God loves this country. He can work miracles. But we must not falter.

NEWT/WEST

Those two are:
not lawyers
not Harvard trained robots
not Establishment
not owned
can’t be bought
KNOW & LOVE the Constitution
KNOW and will take on our REAL enemies
KNOW history
Will defend Israel
Will END the onrush of the Socialisrs
AND crush the Establishment.

And that is why they have the hounds from all sides of hell afraid of them and seeking to destroy them...


48 posted on 04/10/2012 10:39:37 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: liberty or death

good analogy ;o)


49 posted on 04/10/2012 10:40:57 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: katiedidit1

Well said! Newt has has pulled the Republican fat out of the fire before, and does deserve a voice in this RINO hunt.


50 posted on 04/10/2012 10:41:14 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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