Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich, a man divided
Posted on 04/16/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT by TJA
Heres 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
* Im trying to get to an open convention to see what would happen ... Im 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 ...
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.
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.
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.”
I still think that Newt can win Texas and North Carolina.
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.
And then what?
Amen and along with the lazio person(very demeaning alike against Newt)
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.
LOL. You can’t even get my name right.
One thing is certain.... your Saintorum sure isn’t going to be living in the White House, thank God.
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.
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.
LMAO... Saintorum was built on an excuse, he was kept going on excuses and the excuses continue. LOL @ you folks.
“One thing is certain.... your Saintorum sure isnt 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.
The real news is that Newt still believes that he can get enough delegates to win without Santorum supporters.
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.
“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.
the real news is don’t want to chat with you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.