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Gingrich Loses Again, Signals Exit From Race
MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alex Moe and Domenico Montanaro

Posted on 04/24/2012 10:26:52 PM PDT by Steelfish

Gingrich Loses Again, Signals Exit From Race

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters in Concord, N.C. saying he will evaluate his position in the race over the next few days. By NBC's Alex Moe

CONCORD, NC -- Newt Gingrich alluded that he may exit the presidential race in the coming days after a disappointing finish in the Delaware primary Tuesday night.

“I want you to know over the next few days, we’re going to look realistically at where we are at” in the campaign, Gingrich told a crowd of just one hundred people at his election night rally, calling himself a “citizen” rather than a candidate.

“We want you to know that as citizens, we are going to be right their standing shoulder by shoulder with you and that as we think through about how we can best be effective citizens over the next week or two – we are going to rely on you for help and you for advice,” he said, speaking at his first election night event in nearly two months.

Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week

The former House speaker finished nearly 30 percentage points behind Mitt Romney in Delaware’s primary -- a state Gingrich spent the majority of his time over the past month campaigning in. That was the state Gingrich said he hoped would bring him back into contention in the GOP race.

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KEYWORDS: de2012; enemedia; msnbc; newt2012
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1 posted on 04/24/2012 10:26:57 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Well, then it may be time to choose the Goode over the evil.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 10:32:09 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Steelfish
GOP 2012 Primary and Caucus Tracker
3 posted on 04/24/2012 10:35:34 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Yep.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 10:39:02 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Steelfish


“I’m NOT [dropping out] I am in here... Do I need to tattoo it to my forehead, all the way to Tampa?”
— Newt Gingrich, Apr 10, 2012

“I want you to know over the next few days, we’re going to look realistically at where we are at” in the campaign, Gingrich told a crowd of just one hundred people at his election night rally, calling himself a “citizen” rather than a candidate.
— Newt Gingrich, April 24, 2012


Hmmm. So much for the tattoo.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 10:40:07 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: Steelfish

Like I thought, this was rigged from the beginning.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 10:41:44 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: Steelfish
Newt did not drop out before Georgia like your PA home boy did.
7 posted on 04/24/2012 10:44:48 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

So, it would seem that voting in California’s primary this year will be purely symbolic (except for local races).


8 posted on 04/24/2012 10:47:01 PM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt is being kicked out with some penguin bites to show. Santorum made a dignified exit with 3 million votes and 11 state wins.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 10:50:48 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: dfwgator

In or out, I’m still voting for Newt on May 8 here in NC.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 10:53:50 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Steelfish

Newt got spanked bad all over tonight. Time to to quit the game with dignity and party loyalty. Anthing less, and....Newt makes a fool out of himself. Newt’s ability to effect change or have impact on the upcoming election recedes every day he remains in active campaign mode. Sad to watch a great man wallow in fantasy. The real world game begins tonight, Anybody But Obama.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 10:55:43 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, political ly!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Sooo, republicans WANT the inventor of Romney-care to fight against the inventor of Obama-care..
You can’t make this dreck up..

Republicans have gone GAw-GAw.. eye rolling drooling gaw-gaw..


12 posted on 04/24/2012 11:01:42 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Anyone but Obama doesn’t automatically equal Romney. If you really are for anyone but Obama you won’t mind others voting for someone other than Romney too.

Just like pro-choice doesn’t automatically mean you always choose abortion. Only pro-aborts say you can’t be pro-choice if you choose life. Only ABO-types say you can’t be ABO if you don’t then vote Romney.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 11:10:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Steelfish

That’s not what he said on Hannity’s show today. He seemed pretty solid about staying in. Romney isn’t the candidate until he gets... What is it? 1140 delegates? Or some such...


14 posted on 04/24/2012 11:14:14 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Steelfish

That’s not what he said on Hannity’s show today. He seemed pretty solid about staying in. Romney isn’t the candidate until he gets... What is it? 1140 delegates? Or some such...


15 posted on 04/24/2012 11:14:21 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Agree 100%. Ever since Gingrich was badly beaten in FL ( a”must-win” state in the general) where he lost in every major demographic he should have quit and most definitely after Santorum’s dramatic one-day trifecta win. Had he done so then Romney who won by 3% in MI and under 1% in OH against Santorum would most definitely have lost. It is widely accepted that had Gingrich quit as much as 60% of his votes would have gone to Santorum. Indeed on Super Tuesday, Carl Cameron for FoxNews reported the “Romney Team was happy to see Gingrich still in the race.” He served as a useful idiot for Romney. Now he’s toast. You are quite correct, unlike Santorum who made a dignified exit despite winning 11 states and over 3 million votes, Gingrich is forced into an embarrassing exit.

But we don’t take our primary battles into the general election. As Sarah Palin put it were need to make Obama a one-term president and at least on this score Gingrich is on board. Our job is to hold Romney’s feet to the fire and make sure he doesn’t veer to to the center-left.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 11:24:34 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Ramius

What Gingrich says now is irrelevant. The campaign for November has begun. Just ask Obama. Gingrich needs to make a dignified exit and by all accounts this will occur before the week is over.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 11:26:48 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You can vote for whomever you choose. That is your God given right!!! However, I also have the same rights to vote for whomever I choose and express my opinion as I see fit and believe. By the way, I am not a great Mitt Romney fan. The real hero of this cycle is Rick Santorum. He came from the absolute bottom of the pile to almost making history for conservatives. Newt, on the other hand, let his ego and “foot-in-mouth” sickness do him in. And....yes I will vote for Romney, because Obama is pure poison for my children and grandchildren, and our country. And.....I will do everything I can to get Obama defeated politically. I’m the over-the-hill gang. I fighting, not for me, but for my family, my kids, my grandkids, all their kids to yet come and our great country.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 11:31:42 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, political ly!!!)
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To: Jeff Head
I do not hear/read anything about a “brokered” convention anymore. Has Newt thrown in the towel? Personally I hope not.
We as a nation are not in the final round yet in my opinion. I've been accused of being stubborn but this is not over by a long shot. I refuse to give up on my country, she is too precious to give up.
19 posted on 04/24/2012 11:44:37 PM PDT by ssschev
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To: BillyBoy

Do you know for sure the april 24th quote is his?


20 posted on 04/25/2012 12:00:17 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Steelfish

So where are all the “Without Santorum, Newt will turn this election around” crowd?”

Despite his issues, Santorum was far closer to “Conservative” than the Big-government Socialist Romney. Newt is proving what many of us have been saying- he cannot win. Unfortunately, he played the spoiler to Santorum, whether because he is an idiot, or because his pride overcame brains (or maybe Newt played the useful idiot for the RNC/GOP to preserve Romney’s annointing.

Where are all the Huckabee haters who blasted him for the same role in 2008? Foot, even Huckster would have been a better choice than Romney.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 12:04:05 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Steelfish
Enjoy voting for Albinobamma.

The difference is literally skin deep!

22 posted on 04/25/2012 12:06:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Christie at the beach

Yeah, all 2 states he won. Well done Newt.

BTW, vote totals, assuming that the counts don’t change in percentage:

Santorum 171k, Paul 151k, Newt 125k. Newt finished dead last tonight.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 12:07:17 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Steelfish

Your vote goes to mitt the pro homo baby killing candidate and hater of the constitution. Your contribution to the destruction of America. Newt’s hands are clean, your’s aren’t.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 12:34:57 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Steelfish
Romney.....veer to to the center-left.

Well that has been going that way seemingly daily. Romney's RINO streak has been slowly working to the top.
25 posted on 04/25/2012 12:37:53 AM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Steelfish

Make excuses and hate the other conservative. Alot of santos voters were Newts votes trying to stop Romney and the dems voting for him in the open races. Talk radio gave the nod to support Rick not Newt because they know alot of you soc-cons judge others on personal issues and have certain people whom you will forgive. santos convicted Zimmerman, a big no no. He left the race knowing he would not win Pa. Newt is there even tho the media wants him gone. I will take Newt any day over Romney and Bush Jr. who skipped out of Pa race. I am beginning to think you and some of these other haters are getting worried that if something were to happen with Romney, Newt is the one standing with Paul. I hope Newt stays in and talks about his message. If Newt don’t matter, why you and your gang all stressed. Can’t your boy Romney carry his own fight to Obama. You have been busted.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 1:28:57 AM 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: JCBreckenridge

Talk radio gave him the nod. He couldn’t still beat Romney. Talk radio gave you Romney. Ask why they didn’t support Newt and you will find your answers.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 1:33:23 AM 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: Ramius

Newt indicated on Hannity’s radio show that by staying in the contest until the convention, that he will add his expertise in things that need to be discussed in the platform. He wants to make sure the Republican Party makes a commitment to the effective changes we need to save the country.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 1:49:20 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: presently no screen name
Do you know for sure the april 24th quote is his?

This SC station believes ABC that wrote this story.

http://www.wtma.com/rssItem.asp?feedid=112&itemid=29837287

29 posted on 04/25/2012 2:39:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: presently no screen name
Do you know for sure the april 24th quote is his?

This SC station believes ABC that wrote this story.

http://www.wtma.com/rssItem.asp?feedid=112&itemid=29837287

30 posted on 04/25/2012 2:39:48 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Ab-so-friggin`-lutely!


31 posted on 04/25/2012 2:42:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: jonrick46

Yep.. Newt`s campaign is sounding a whole lot more past-tense as the days grind on.


32 posted on 04/25/2012 2:52:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Virgil Goode 2012)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Yeah, I’ll be voting for Goode in the presidential slot.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Secret Agent Man
If you really are for anyone but Obama you won’t mind others voting for someone other than Romney too.

Sure you can. It will have no effect in the real world, but what's important is you feel good about yourself.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 4:02:01 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Steelfish
Konnecticut went Romney - not my fault, I voted for Newt.
Now I must do everything I can to ensure a Tea Party-like Congress (to keep our Mittens honest).
35 posted on 04/25/2012 4:12:32 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Christie at the beach

Gingrich has never beat Romney outside of the South. If he could defeat Romney for the nomination why is this so?


36 posted on 04/25/2012 6:55:16 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt’s GONE! Forced out!.
He should have quit soon after his thrashing in FL. His baggage could have sunk the Titanic and oceans separated him from women. He never should have gotten into this race. He helped Romney defeat Santorum and that’s it. All the Newtards like lemmings went over the cliff for him.


37 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:52 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Hugin

Your reply really tells us what YOU feel when you vote.

I don’t do it to feel good. You are projecting what you feel onto others.


38 posted on 04/25/2012 9:27:37 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I don’t do it to feel good.

Then what do you accomplish by voting for someone with no chance to win?

39 posted on 04/25/2012 1:36:41 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Hugin

I vote for the person that best represents my interests.

Liberal and Liberal-Lite aren’t going to do that.


40 posted on 04/25/2012 2:10:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I vote for the person that best represents my interests.

How can someone who won't win represent your interest? It's a ineffectual gesture that allows you to avoid a unpleasant choice while feeling good about yourself.

41 posted on 04/25/2012 5:33:56 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Hugin

I can ask you the same thing about Romney. He is not going to win. It’s McCain all over again. Rommey is going to lose votes because of what Romney himself does. He needs to give conservatives reasons to vote for him. ABO does not cut it anymore.


42 posted on 04/25/2012 6:22:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Steelfish

Why couldn’t he drop out back when we still had a chance to elect someone other than Romney? Newt played the spoiler and now we get to pay for it.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 7:47:18 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: Steelfish

He needs to stay in as anything can happen, including the unexpected. What harm does he do staying in now?


44 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:38 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: TheBattman

No question about it. Newt was an absolute spoiler. He was so yesterday and never had a snowball in hell’s chance of either winning the nomination or the White House. At least his supporters won’t have to day dream anymore about permanent lunar colonies or his pie-in-the-sky $2.50 gallon/gas! This was all about Newt. He continued to be in the race long after several conservative critics demanded that he leave and wrecked a Santorum nomination.


45 posted on 04/25/2012 9:26:38 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Well, now that Newt the spoiler is out, why doesn’t Santorum jump back in? Should be clear sailing for him now.


46 posted on 04/25/2012 9:33:50 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: exit82

I doubt there will be a replay of MI, OH, and WI


47 posted on 04/25/2012 9:39:07 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

So what? That was then, this is now.

If Romney is the enemy, and Rick is the conservative, now that Newt has had to bow out, why doesn’t Rick get back in the fray?

Is he in it to win it, or not?


48 posted on 04/25/2012 9:45:01 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I can ask you the same thing about Romney. He is not going to win.

You can say whatever you want, but the polls don't back you up. Romney is basically tied right now with Obama, and moving up. Latest polls show Romney hss gone from tied with Obama among independents, now he's ahead 13%. Romney is a much better candidate than McCain. and will raise more money than Obama. And he won't make stupic mistakes like McCain (eg. suspending his campaign to try to pass TARP).

49 posted on 04/26/2012 11:02:32 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Hugin

Is the increase due to others dropping out, Obama pissing more people off, or is it really because they like Romney?

THe more he goes left to “get the undecided” the more he’s going to lose conservatives.

You can’t lie to people to get their endorsement, then once you have it, veer lefty to get moderates and think there aren’t consequences for it. I am not getting etch-a-sketched again. Don’t say you’re severely conservative and then go moderate on me because you want to catch some other voter demographic. This is bullsh1t. It’s lying to those people who you told you were severely conservative.

If he was severely conservative he would not try to present a different face to other groups of voters than he did when he was running for the nomination. That’s just being a fraud.


50 posted on 04/26/2012 2:22:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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