Skip to comments.Gingrich on Plan B: 'I'm Quite Happy With Plan A, Frankly' [Herman Cain: "He Doesn't Have A Shot."]
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 states primary, Newt Gingrich acknowledged he has no Plan B and downplayed one of his top surrogates 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."
(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.msnbc.msn.com ...
Just enough to keep Albinobamaromney from getting there either!
LOL! Troll alert.
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?
You are a troll... admit it... it will set you free.
I’m voting for Newt on Tuesday. I don’t care what the media says.
This ain’t 1976.
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.
“...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.
You can work right here, on Free Republic, encouraging others to vote for Newt Gingrich.
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.
an excellent table ... well done ... you’re new here at Free Republic ?
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.
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?
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.
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.
Try to make a survey among Freepers. Majority would say yes. Is that real? I don’t know. Ask them.
It ain’t over yet, there’s a long way to go. Its now vote Mitt or Newt. All the wienies are out.
Newt has no campaign to speak of in California. I know this for a fact from direct observation.
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.
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.
Newt's at least as conservative as Reagan, probably moreso.
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."
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.
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.
No disagreement here.
Not even close. Newt is no Ron
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.