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Newt Gingrich, a man divided
The Washington Post ^ | 04/16/2012 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 04/16/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT by TJA

Here’s a series of recent quotes in which Gingrich appears to be a man divided.

* “If [Romney] can't get to 1,144 on the 26th of June, the last primary, then it is going to be a wide-open electronic convention for 60 days of talking among the American people.” — CNN interview, March 26

* “Either Romney will self destruct, or Romney will be the nominee.” — Lunch with supporters, April 2

* “I’m trying to get to an open convention to see what would happen ... I’m not going to beat Romney head to head, but ... if we have an open convention, the truth is, nobody knows what would happen.” — ABC News interview, April 4

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mittromney; newtgingrich

1 posted on 04/16/2012 9:31:09 PM PDT by TJA
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To: TJA

Gingrich’s campaign if one call it such has been a quixotic quest for the nomination. No wonder he’s been called a “Hindenberg ready to explode.” The only real electable alternative to Romney was Santorum. This primary battle is now over.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: TJA

If Newt is no threat, what’s with the story hit piece from the washington post. santos quit before he even went through the PA race-that should be a story there. Santos divided the conservatives and gave us Romney, the liberal. The libs hate Newt so I like Newt.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 9:42:58 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: TJA

Cain is backing Milt now and I have a feeling, more holdouts like Bachmann will be doing that as well. Add to that the fact that Newt hasn’t gained any ground in any of next weeks 5 contests and it looks very bleak. As Dandy Don used to sing...

“Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”


4 posted on 04/16/2012 9:42:58 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I still think that Newt can win Texas and North Carolina.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 9:44:01 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Romney barely won in OH with a 12-1 money advantage, he can't beat Obama that way.)
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To: Steelfish
You filled this forum up for months with reports of santos-now that he quit-there is no more glowing links of santos from you-can not find one that you and your posse enjoy.
6 posted on 04/16/2012 9:45:55 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: Steelfish

Yep. Santorum was our one (imperfect) chance to stop Romney but Newt siphoned off just enough conservative votes to cost him Michigan and Ohio which would have been game changers.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 9:48:23 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: Thunder90

And then what?


8 posted on 04/16/2012 9:51:11 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish
Gingrich’s campaign if one call it such has been a quixotic quest for the nomination. No wonder he’s been called a “Hindenberg ready to explode.” The only real electable alternative to Romney was Santorum. This primary battle is now over.

I really hope that you step over the line and Jim bans your small, vindictive little butt.
9 posted on 04/16/2012 9:52:55 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Amen and along with the lazio person(very demeaning alike against Newt)


10 posted on 04/16/2012 9:56:15 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: SoConPubbie

We don’t make gods out of our politicians. And who the hell do you think you are to draw lines? If you can’t stand rigid analysis, you need to take a leave of absence.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 10:00:44 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Christie at the beach

LOL. You can’t even get my name right.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 10:07:16 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish

One thing is certain.... your Saintorum sure isn’t going to be living in the White House, thank God.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 10:33:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

Well he sure would have had a shot had it not been for Gingrich whose quixotic campaign is now seen with amusement even by penguins. Yes, we got Romney because Gingrich helped Romney win in MI and OH. Every sane political commentator agrees with this including the Romney Team.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 10:36:49 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Gator113
One thing is certain.... your Saintorum sure isn’t going to be living in the White House, thank God.

It may a bit premature to thank the Almighty. We could wind up with 4 more years of Obama which would be very much worse than Santorum.

15 posted on 04/16/2012 10:40:03 PM PDT by TJA
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To: Steelfish

LMAO... Saintorum was built on an excuse, he was kept going on excuses and the excuses continue. LOL @ you folks.


16 posted on 04/16/2012 10:42:11 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113

“One thing is certain.... your Saintorum sure isn’t going to be living in the White House, thank God.”

Yes, all freedom loving peoples and defenders of The Constitution should THANK GOD Sanctorum is OUT.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 11:02:41 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Christie at the beach

The real news is that Newt still believes that he can get enough delegates to win without Santorum supporters.


18 posted on 04/16/2012 11:08:28 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Thunder90

If Romney’s at 57 nationally, and Newt’s at 19 - even giving Newt generous adjustments, puts it at 43-33 in TX, and around 47-30 in North Carolina. WV, KY and AR are about 45-31 or thereabouts.

NE, Romney is still under 50. Everywhere else is going to be Romney > 50 percent.

If Newt wants to win a state, his best chance is TX, but he’s down big.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 11:13:24 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Steelfish

“Sane political commentator” is an oxymoron.

And I believe everything the “Romney Team” says. They are very reliable.

Newt didn’t campaign in MI or OH. It was Rick’s to win or lose. Myth out spent Rick with negative ads.

Place the blame where it belongs.


20 posted on 04/16/2012 11:24:02 PM PDT by berdie
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To: JCBreckenridge

the real news is don’t want to chat with you.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 11:27:06 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: icwhatudo
Santorum was our one (imperfect) chance to stop Romney but Newt siphoned off just enough conservative votes to cost him

Get real...everybody knows the only thing that jetted Santorum after Iowa was the media push they gave him under the direction of the Romney team and that with Pauls help.

They all know Rick and it doesn't take much to fire up his ego...they lit it and off he went somehow believing he could win...and those in the know knew this was a set up. Santorum 's gaffs over and over and over again were the laughstock to many democrates but they loved him none the less...even voted for him crossing to the other side.... So you've got to be nuts to imagine Rick was ever seriously being considered by the heavy weights....Rick will always and forever be their go to man to play the role they give him...nothing more... It was that way In pa....and it's been that way in Congress.

22 posted on 04/16/2012 11:38:12 PM PDT by caww
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To: Steelfish
Every sane political commentator agrees with this including the Romney Team.

Ha! ..so you're plugging for the Romney team now? and we know who the political pundits are in the bag for....looks like you too.

It was never Newt that took Santorum's win.....Santorum didn't need any help, with all his twisted tongue remarks and misteps time and again, he did it all by his little self....plus...he was running a two man race with Romney, when Newt and Paul both stood back and let him run with it,...he failed to pull it off of course...just enough distraction to keep Romney going without a worry of Newt.

23 posted on 04/16/2012 11:45:27 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

It wasn’t the fact that he actually earned his win in Iowa?

How many republican candidates have won 10 states in a Republican primary?

Seems to me that he caught fire and the earned support of the majority of conservatives in the race. We should be thankful that he did run and establish himself as a serious contender.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 12:10:50 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: SoConPubbie
I really hope that you step over the line and Jim bans your small, vindictive little butt.

Yes - I agree! I am certain he has a vindictive butt, just not sure it's small or little...

Though you really need to cut Santorum supporters some slack, not only did Rick quit on them, but God changed His mind about calling him... bummer city, bigtime.

25 posted on 04/17/2012 12:41:03 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: TJA

So, you post a Washington Post BLOG article, that features only quotes, taken out of context, and then a few snarky comments at the end.

And you post that here?

The truth shall set you free.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 12:52:13 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Christie at the beach

DITTOS....CATB


27 posted on 04/17/2012 4:54:02 AM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: TJA

28 posted on 04/17/2012 7:33:58 AM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: caww

Ever since Gingrich was roundly thrashed in FL, he never stood a snowball in hell’s chance. He had baggage heavy enough to sink a fleet of cruise liners and an unbridgeable gender gap. Santorum was the ONLY one who could have defeated Romney. But of course you guys are in denial. Funny that Newt doesn’t speak anymore of his pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gas/gal in two years and his permanent moon based colonies in eight years. After Santorum’s spectacular one-day trifecta win, Newt should have decamped, pulled out of the race, and gone home.


29 posted on 04/17/2012 8:20:28 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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