Skip to comments.Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week
Posted on 04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT by Gennie
Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.
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One would hope that honesty is not a punishable offense.
Actually, what I actually meant was I would be, for the first time in my life, not voting for one of the candidates for one of the two major parties. But I will put SOMETHING there. Sarah, Virgil, something...
If Romney is smart, he should fully embrace Newt’s first day agenda, including all the executive orders.
Hes made it QUITE clear he will NOT be restrained by Congress and will just go around them and do what he wants when he wants.
If that happens, then how is that any different than Mitt doing the same thing as Obama WITH Congressional support?
I say again - Our only hope is with the House and Senate. Forget the SCOTUS. I am betting they will ratify Obama Care.
And forget the presidency too. As things stand now.. Conservatives have no dog in that fight. As things stand now.. We have lost the office for the White House.
—If Barack gets more liberal justices on the court, it is GAME OVER.—
Congress has to approve them. If republican controlled, they can always Bork them.
Newt was on the ballot in five states yesterday and the voters overwhelmingly preferred other candidates. He was in third place or below in four of the five, including the two biggest ones. What claim does Newt have on the nomination at this point?
Newt is spending more money than he is taking in. As much as I would like him to stay in the race, it’s not realistic at all unless he just stops campaigning completely but doesn’t officially drop out so he can show up at the convention.
>> that kind of talk will get you banned <<
A little bit of projecting?
Yep. And we all remember what a stunning campaign he ran in ‘96.
Exactly. His campaign is $4.3 million in debt, and prevented by law from paying it down by using any of the $5 million in cash that his super pac has on hand.
I think I would like a link on that Heritage/Romneycare remark.
I’m not buying that.
Rather jackasseric of you, dontcha think? The thread is about Newton Leroy Gingrich. Only a petty person feels the urge to bitch about Santorum on a thread about Gingrich being a quitter.
Don’t forget that obama will have more flexibility in a second term. We haven’t seen anything yet.
I don’t want mitt, but am I willing to give obama 3 USSC nominations?
Meh, when Santorum dropped I think Newt probably thought there was a slim chance. Did you read FR, lots of people were still pushing for Newt. He was probably still getting some money. After last night and his spectacular loss in Delaware, even that would dry up. I mean, at this point he was becoming something of a joke and that would destroy any chance for him to be influential later.
Things have calmed down a bit but for a while there sanity was a hanging offense in these parts.
Even if Mitt loses, which is likely, there’s no way the corrupt GOP establishment will allow a conservative to be nominated by the Republican Party again.
By the time my Primary rolls around I won’t have any choices, except to write in someone.
>> Did you read FR, lots of people were still pushing for Newt <<
Yeah, and maybe Newt himself has been reading too many adoring threads on FR!
They would be better off retiring now, as either man is likely to send them off to fight and die in unwinnable "police actions" in the interest of the international banking cartel, rather than the defense of American liberty.
Where did all of Libya's gold end up again?
Newt didn't quit. He got beat. It happens sometimes.
>> for a while there sanity was a hanging offense in these parts <<
Yes, and it seems like something of a miracle that you yourself weren’t zotted!
The fact still remains, Newt not winning any Primaries or Caucuses remained in the race long after Santorum still was.
You folks can choose to grasp at straws to defend Newt, but Newt has nobody to blame but himself for the take of many people who now see him as a major spoiler.
He waited in just long enough to see Santorum drop out, then he dropped out.
There’s no other way to slice and dice it. These are the facts.
The Senate approves them. And even if they wanted, they can't stop them all. You can maybe stop one or two really bad Supreme Court picks, but eventually the GOP would look petty and have to bow to public pressure. It gets harder and harder to stop them after blocking the first. If Obama wins re-election, the Supreme Court is going to be decidedly more leftist. Think of all the decent 5-4 decisions, and just assume they are going to go the other way. At minimum Hussein will be replacing Ginsburg, but one or more of the conservatives might get sick and die and then he replaces them too.
It'll be interesting to say the least...but I suspect Romney will swing all directions to win the voters. So won't Obama...they'll both try to eat the whole pie to win.
Newt is Churchillian, in many ways, but Britain wasn't ready for Churchill until their situation was already disastrous. There is still too much pretending going on in America, so a "let's pretend" candidate is going to win again in 2012. But by 2016, the economic landscape is likely to be very different.
Yesterday was the first voting since Santorum dropped out and Newt became the lone conservative in the race. Only with the results last night has it become clear that there will be no coalescing of the anybody-but-Romney vote behind Newt.
I actually felt shame in volunteering for Dole. Not this time. Never again. I’ll show as much love for Bishop Willard as Bishop Willard showed gentile fetuses in Massachusetts, and I will knock myself out for the GOP like the GOP knocked itself out for Sarah Palin.
His money dried up some time ago. After Louisiana it was a joke that most everyone could see, him still staying in.
I know his die-hard supporters didn’t want to face it, but he was dead in the water then. Heck, he wasn’t really contesting primaries and caucuses prior to that either.
After his home state, it was over.
I agree. It was close.
“Even if Mitt loses, which is likely, theres no way the corrupt GOP establishment will allow a conservative to be nominated by the Republican Party again.”
No. It really is time to leave. If united on principles of limited government, personal freedom and American supremacy, conservatives, small ‘L’ libertarians, and what were once called the Reagan Democrats could bury both of the freakish, progressive, Pustule on the Potomac NWO parties.
Gingrich may want to stay in until convention. But does that commit his staff and ground team?
Newt’s staff walked out last summer. My guess is that his organization is falling apart after last night. It is hard to run a presidential campaign all by yourself.
Newt Gingrich will officially suspend his presidential campaign on Tuesday, ABC News confirmed today. The former House speaker will make the announcement from Washington D.C., where he will be in town for the White House Correspondents Association dinner this weekend.
It is “highly likely” Gingrich will endorse Mitt Romney during Tuesday’s announcement, a source close to the campaign said.
Earlier this morning, Gingrich told a North Carolina audience that he’s “working out the details of our transition.”
CNN’s PoliticalTicker blog said Gingrich frequently referred to himself as a”citizen” at the North Carolina event and said “it’s pretty clear that Gov. Romney is going to be the nominee.”
There goes America’s last hope.
Welcome to Amerika.
RE: Santorum won MO but will come away with only 7 of its 52 delegates.
That’s a little disingenuous and hearkens back to the age old expression “putting the cart before the horse.”
Santorum was going to get most ALL of Missouri’s delegates, but then he dropped out.
Because Santorum dropped out, his supporters at the regional conventions didn’t have a leg to stand on, so to speak. Hence, the conventions were in disarray and the vote was pretty much split between the remaining candidates.
I know because I was there!
Had Santorum stayed in the race, you would have seen 50+ delegates going towards Santorum.
Anyway, I don’t think you meant anything by it, but your comment was a bit misleading and I thought I’d clear the air: Santorum had all those delegates. He simply needed to remain in the race.
However, Santorum quit and his supporters at the regional conventions were forced to choose between riding a dead horse or switching to one still standing.
Ergo, you CAN’T use Missouri to make your claim that Santorum “knew that his delegate performance was poor.”
Like I said, “cart before the horse,” my friend.
He was a Virginia senator, and with the way things are in this state now, I don’t even know if he’ll be on the ballot here, LOL.
All the doom and gloom stuff I predicted is about to happen. Sad times. Glenn beck and other said stuff too. But basically we have problems. And they are getting worse. Too much for the tea party to quickly fix. After this election I may just do what US Navy Vet did and leave the GOP. This is not the same party that I joined.
I totally understand. I am from Texas too, and I have never been able to vote for my choice either. All the candidates have always been culled out before it comes our turn to vote and Tx just has to suck it up and take whats left. I cant for the life of me understand why it is this way. Its so unfair to give the northern liberal states the privilege of voting first!! Why cant the whole United States vote the same day???
Sadly, this country is so divided, that it may take angry blowback in the form of a second American revolution down the road.
His “candidacy” served no other purpose...just another FRaud Thompson to ensure the RINO wins.
Could be because he wasn't yet $4.3 million in debt.
How ironic that "Mr. Balanced Budget" would run up such a tab.
Texas hasn’t even had a primary yet, and there is talk of postponing it longer.
I feel betrayed and disenfranchized...the NEW “real” world I guess. :(
By Newt hope to see you in a Cabinet Position next year.
Breitbart is 100% correct sad that this site has went of the rails into Obama land.
The Republican running for Congress is my newly gerrymandered district is a right wing tea party member. He was a Santorum delegate and I really hope he wins. The rat who currently holds the job (Dem Dan Lipinski) inherited the office from his father.
That's Illinois for ya!
Um, I’m confused. Does this mean Newt is still good, or is he now evil? Keeping track of the daily rants and tantrums has me spinning. Let’s see:
1) Ann Coulter was good, then said something we didn’t like, so now she’s evil.
2) Paul Ryan was good, then said something we didn’t like, so now he’s evil.
3) Karl Rove (that magnificent bastard, as he was adoringly called by so many FReepers), was good, but then said something we didn’t like, so now he’s evil.
4) Newt Gingrich was good, but then dropped out of the race after he said he’d stay in, so he’s now evil?
The list goes on and on. My goodness it’s hard to keep up with who’s good and who’s evil here on FR.
Oh, and NO sarcasm tag.