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Gingrich on Plan B: 'I'm Quite Happy With Plan A, Frankly' [Herman Cain: "He Doesn't Have A Shot."]
MSNBC ^ | April 17, 2012 | Alex Moe

Posted on 04/17/2012 10:20:35 PM PDT by Steelfish

Gingrich on Plan B: 'I'm Quite Happy With Plan A, Frankly' By NBC's Alex Moe

LANCASTER, Penn. – Campaigning in Pennsylvania with one-week left before the state’s primary, Newt Gingrich acknowledged he has no “Plan B” and downplayed one of his top surrogate’s call for him to exit the presidential race.

Asked if he is thinking about what he will do if he does not get the nomination – what his “Plan B” would be – Gingrich brushed it off. "I don't worry about that right now. I'm focused on the nomination,” Gingrich said following remarks at the Lancaster County GOP Dinner here. “I'm quite happy with Plan A, frankly." (snip)

Gingrich plans to move ahead with his campaign despite increasing calls for him to drop out of the race – including from onetime supporter, Herman Cain.

Cain, the onetime presidential candidate who endorsed Gingrich in late January, took to the airwaves Monday morning on a radio show and referenced Romney as the presumptive GOP nominee.

"To Newt Gingrich I would say, 'Speaker Gingrich, with all due respect, let's get on with this, OK?'" Cain said in an interview on WMAL's Mornings “On The Mall.” "I even endorsed Newt Gingrich at one point because I thought he had a shot. Well, not now. He doesn't have a shot."

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To: Marcella
Vote for the Socialist of your choice~

Comrade.

51 posted on 04/18/2012 12:51:03 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Steelfish
Newt doesn't have to get 1440.

Just enough to keep Albinobamaromney from getting there either!

52 posted on 04/18/2012 12:53:13 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Nifster

LOL! Troll alert.


53 posted on 04/18/2012 12:53:29 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: antceecee

Name one office in northern California where I can go and work for Newt.

I know where I can go for Tea Party rallies and for various congress critters who want my vote. Tell me where I can go work for Newt?


54 posted on 04/18/2012 12:57:24 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Jim Robinson; Syncro; RedMDer; DJ MacWoW; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; The Cajun; STARWISE; ...
Hang in there Newt. We're with you all the way!!



Right on! Thanks very much for the re-posting of your fabulous chart!

Like Newt said tonight in his speech in Lancaster, PA, (paraphrasing) "We need a candidate who can better tell the truth than Obama can lie" [because] "we win by telling the truth."

Nobody will win if the GOP-E puts their liar against the Marxist liar, no matter which liar wins the election.


55 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:49 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Nifster

You are a troll... admit it... it will set you free.


56 posted on 04/18/2012 1:05:53 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: fatnotlazy

I’m voting for Newt on Tuesday. I don’t care what the media says.


57 posted on 04/18/2012 1:08:34 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Nifster

This ain’t 1976.


58 posted on 04/18/2012 2:07:37 AM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Steelfish

It doesn’t matter if Gingrich gets to 1144 or not.

The important thing is to stop Romney getting to 1144.

Remember: the convention becomes open after the first vote.


59 posted on 04/18/2012 2:16:42 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: Nifster

“...I do care that we defeat O and make sure that conservatives are elected to the HOuse and Senate. Our nation depends upon those two things.”

Those are fine sentiments. I agree with them.

But they won’t matter for squat if a fascist like Romney is our nominee. He will not be elected because conservative voters aren’t stupid.


60 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:22 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Nifster

You can work right here, on Free Republic, encouraging others to vote for Newt Gingrich.


61 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:06 AM PDT by SatinDoll
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To: Nifster

Go put on some funny underwear and ride a spaceship to Kolob.

All of the imbeciles around here saying that a mormon bishop liar and coward liberal will somehow be better than a deadlocked government led by a lame duck commie don’t make a compelling case at all.

In fact, the cultist as nominee will lose us the House too.

It’s important that Willard Romney be stopped by all means necessary, including getting an independent candidate on the ballot by petition in all of the conservative states to keep the bishop out of the White House.


62 posted on 04/18/2012 2:29:38 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Jim Robinson

an excellent table ... well done ... you’re new here at Free Republic ?


63 posted on 04/18/2012 2:54:49 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: Gator113

You can give all the “Win one for the Gipper” speaches you want to, but it doesn’t change the facts.

Imagine you are a baseball fan and your team is 95 games back with 100 games to go. IT AIN’T gonna happen.

Especially when NY and CA are going to go for Romney and Texas will award delegates proportionally.

It Sucks, We all hate it, but the Race is over.


64 posted on 04/18/2012 3:11:12 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Nifster

So how am I supposed to help? Vote for Gingrich who has zero chance to win the nomination, or vote for Romney who has no chance of beating Obama in the general election?


65 posted on 04/18/2012 3:29:52 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Jim Robinson
Great chart.

But I've read time after time on this forum that given the choice between a true conservative, which your chart indicates and something less the true conservative will always win.

I don't even see that happening in the party that holds the most conservatives.

66 posted on 04/18/2012 4:01:06 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: NavVet

Screw the Romney-mouthpieces. I’m for Newt all the way to the convention.

Screw the Romney-mouthpieces on here. Last I heard, TX primary was still being held and Mittster ain’t won it yet.

Screw the Romney-mouthpieces.


67 posted on 04/18/2012 4:34:18 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT and for Newt in CT and RI.)
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To: rogue yam

Try to make a survey among Freepers. Majority would say yes. Is that real? I don’t know. Ask them.


68 posted on 04/18/2012 4:55:34 AM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Steelfish
I haven't voted yet. Does my vote not count?
69 posted on 04/18/2012 5:01:22 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now Newt. You're our only hope.)
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To: Steelfish
April 17, 2012 - Newt Gingrich Addresses The Lancaster County GOP Annual Dinner in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
70 posted on 04/18/2012 5:27:12 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Steelfish

It ain’t over yet, there’s a long way to go. Its now vote Mitt or Newt. All the wienies are out.


71 posted on 04/18/2012 6:49:15 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: Nifster
Newt has no organization on the ground anywhere that I can see.

Newt has no campaign to speak of in California. I know this for a fact from direct observation.

72 posted on 04/18/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Steelfish
How Gingrich can get to 1144 is to believe in black magic.

All Gingrich has to do is keep Romney from getting 1144 and then all bets are off.

If he does that, just the fact that Romney didn't gain the nomination through the normal process destroys all the propaganda that Mitt was inevitable and resets the game.
73 posted on 04/18/2012 7:02:08 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Nifster

Peace at any price, is not peace.

You are falling for a walking draft deferral in Romney, whom you know nothing good about, whom the GOPE cram down our throat. Let’s fix that.

Republicans are after 2016, not 2012. We have to stand against them.
It is a turning point year, and the convention is the goal. Banish GOPE.


74 posted on 04/18/2012 7:39:01 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt IS Galt. (& Always has been.) 1144 isn't hear, yet!!!!)
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To: rogue yam

exactly


75 posted on 04/18/2012 8:31:57 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson; vox_freedom; DJ MacWoW; trisham; TheOldLady; musicman; The Cajun; STARWISE; ...
Click!

Hang in there Newt. We're with you all the way!!

76 posted on 04/18/2012 9:21:07 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: RedMDer; onyx; trisham; JoeProBono; TheOldLady

77 posted on 04/18/2012 9:32:23 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: RedMDer
"We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart."

~Newt Gingrich




please click the pic
Thank you for your support!

78 posted on 04/18/2012 9:33:27 AM 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: Steelfish
Cain once endorsed Gingrich. I think the question here is whether there is truly a “realistic” path to Gingrich coming anywhere close to clinching the nomination?

Point is to deny Romney 1,144 and let a floor fight at the convention decide. Romney only needs to lose about 55% of the upcoming 19 states' delegates to be in that position.

79 posted on 04/18/2012 9:47:32 AM 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: Nifster
And Reagan was a TRUE conservative

Newt's at least as conservative as Reagan, probably moreso.

80 posted on 04/18/2012 9:51:28 AM 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: Nifster
That's still in the offing. Until then ANYTHING can happen.

Suppose that Romney has a heart attack, or some women comes forth and claims they had an affair. AT that point everything would change and the fact that Newt is still on the stage would make ALL the difference in the world to CONSERVATIVES

As Yogi Berra once said, "it ain't over 'til it's over."

81 posted on 04/18/2012 10:06:01 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Heard a guy calling into Bill Bennett’s show today, a regular caller, who sounded real depressed, said he is not enthusiastic about Mitt, said he thinks Mitt’s taking conservatives for granted, and says he’ll probably pull the lever for him but doesn’t see himself stuffing envelopes or helping with the campaign. So the reluctance to accept Mitt as the nominee is not just limited to Freepers, despite what the Romney supplicants here want to tell you. If we don’t stop Romney we will lose the election due to an unenthusiastic base. Unless you think Romney’s going to be able to bus enough Mormons out of Utah to man a national campaign.


82 posted on 04/18/2012 10:11:14 AM 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: JediJones

And really with Gingrich polling in the single digits, how do you think this could even be remotely possible? The only guy who could have possibly done so (Santorum with 11 states and over 3 mllion votes cast for him) has pulled out. That floor fight will not happen. The fight now is to get a real conservative as VP.


83 posted on 04/18/2012 10:13:52 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: VideoDoctor

No disagreement here.


84 posted on 04/18/2012 11:30:10 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: JediJones

Not even close. Newt is no Ron


85 posted on 04/18/2012 11:32:11 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Our government was more fiscally conservative when Newt was Speaker than when Reagan was President. You tell me on what issues was Reagan more conservative than Newt.


86 posted on 04/18/2012 11:53:33 AM 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: Jim Robinson

Buuuump!


87 posted on 04/18/2012 8:08:05 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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