Skip to comments.Gingrich makes return visit to Delaware
Posted on 04/18/2012 7:02:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich returned to Delaware on Wednesday, hoping a victory in the state's primary on Tuesday will lend credibility to his flagging presidential campaign and his plans to shape the Republican national platform.
Gingrich visited Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown on Wednesday afternoon, followed by an evening appearance in Wilmington at a meeting of the Delaware Rail Splitter Society, an independent Republican organization named in honor of Abraham Lincoln.
Gingrich told a crowd of more than 100 people in Wilmington that re-electing President Obama would be "a disaster of the first order."
He also reiterated his calls for American energy independence, a national brain research effort, and the need to reform Washington politics and the federal government.
Gingrich said a win in Delaware could shake up the current popular narrative that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the inevitable GOP nominee. He said voters in Delaware, Rhode Island, New York and Pennsylvania, which also hold primary elections next Tuesday, have the right to decide for themselves who they think the nominee should be.
"If we do win Delaware, it will break up the media narrative," Gingrich said, noting that he was written off by many political observers last year before polls showed him briefly jumping toward the head of the GOP field.
Responding to questions from the audience, Gingrich admitted that he had been wrong to support the creation of the U.S. Department of Education during the Carter administration but that he did so after a teacher told him it could help improve public education.
"It was a mistake," he said. "... The truth is, it's been a disaster, and I would shrink it radically and return power to the states."
Gingrich also took aim at what he suggested was the triviality that characterizes modern political campaigns, taking aim specifically at online jousting Wednesday between Obama adviser David Axelrod and the Romney campaign over which candidate better loves dogs.
Democrats have criticized Romney for once putting his dog in a crate on top of the family car during a vacation trip, while Obama has been the subject of talk about an excerpt in his autobiography explaining how he was introduced to dog meat while growing up in Indonesia.
"It's just utterly stupid," Gingrich said.
"This is a country with really big problems," he added. "I believe the American people are hungry for leadership that transcends the normal junk."
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Pray for our PATRIOT Newt! VOTE for him.
Going to the polls this coming Tuesday. I’m voting for Newt and I’m glad to get this one tiny time to flip Mittens the bird.
God bless you, sweet GF.
Newt was here in my hometown from 5 to 6 pm.
He was here at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, and about 200 people attended. Newt gave a 35 minute speech, similar to the one he gave in Lancaster last night. Knowing there were many Christians in the audience, he tailored some of the speech to explain the concept of unalienable rights coming from God and not from government.
He posed with everyone for pictures and was very affable.
By 6 pm he was out the door and on his way up to Wilmington, about 90 minutes away.
If Delaware can give him a win next Tuesday, it would be a game changer. If we can get Newt to Tampa, we might get an entirely differeent raced than what has been decreed for us by TPTB.(the powers that be)
I believe that is true and I will do my part. It's very late though. Even at the meeting in Dover, there was a large contingent of "Mike Castle Republicans."
Hey, noob, welcome to FR.
Are you a troll? Are you a Romney operative or a Dem operative?
Because you sure don’t sound like a conservative.
Happy one week anniversary here tomorrow.
Delmarva Christian school bout a mile up the road from my house.
Newt’s been all over the place this past week, 9-11 patriots meeting in Millsboro. Nice to have someone so interested in little Delaware. Most times they skip us by.
and i’ll tell you something else....they’re really worried about the momentum Newt’s been building up. the Blue Blood GOP’s out with all kinds of nasty about Newt...telling us don’t be dumb again like we were with Christine O’Donnell.
Screw ‘em. I’m voting for Newt, husband too, with a hop, skip and a jump and songs in our hearts.
Hard to believe he has a chance in Delaware. It’s basically a Philly suburb, one of those blue eyesores on the map. It’s not Newt country. I think he oughta be spending more time in the conservative regions of PA. Maybe he’s calculated that Santorum is still going to get PA votes even though he’s dropped out. Regardless, next Tuesday was always going to be a bump in the road for Santorum or Newt with all the blue states. May is the month where most primaries are favorable to conservatives.
I see bright lightning in your immediate future, Romney-bot.
Been here an entire 6 days? I over looked that. Sorry I bothered with a serious reply.
New York: 92 delegates - winner take all
Connecticut: 28 delegates - proportional
Pennsylvania: 72 delegates - delegates elected not bound to a certain candidate
Rhode Island: 19 delegates - proportional
Newt wins 17 delegates in Delaware...Giving him 152 delegates little more than 10% of the necessary delegates. Give him proportional in PA. Give him 50% in Connecticut. Still only 188 delegates. Total. I am not asking Gingrich to drop out ,however he does need to ratchet up his support.
Romney would have 685 + 14 + 36 + 8 + 92 = 832. I gave Newt 50% of Ct, RI, PA. If Santorum's delegates go for Newt, that would be an additional 262' for a total of 424.
You got that right. Sorry. But Registered DE Republicans did oust Mike Castle, a 40 year RINO. The state will be blue in November. But there is a small chance Newt could win the primary. He contends that would "change the narrative. I hope & I hope. It does not help that Christine endorsed Newt.
Hey A-Hole, it was a meet and greet by invitation only and those have a max of 25-35 people, so Newt can actually talk to the people attending.
A friend of mine was at one in NC this weekend and actually sat at Callista's table and they were overrun there with extra people who just showed up...
so why don't you go and do what you do best in the woods...
Yes, the good old Mike Castle Republicans.
We have a lot of them from Dover north.
Here in Sussex, not so many. Even though O’Donnell lost, it was the GOP leadership that was changed in this state.
Mike Castle was a Rove supported SOB. Thanks to him we did not replace Biden with a Republican. And they are still giving that clown awards.