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Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week
CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN

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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To: engrpat

One would hope that honesty is not a punishable offense.


101 posted on 04/25/2012 8:08:43 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: DoctorBulldog

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2874680/posts


102 posted on 04/25/2012 8:08:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: dayglored

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...


103 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:12 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Calliecat

If Romney is smart, he should fully embrace Newt’s first day agenda, including all the executive orders.


104 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: mojitojoe

He’s 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.

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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.


105 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: vlad335

—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.


106 posted on 04/25/2012 8:09:47 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dfwgator; Jim Robinson

"What’s the difference between RomneyCare and ObamaCare?"

Well one at the state level and one is at the federal level but the hypocrites on here just can't understand it's the "state" cohesion it citizens into something they don't want. A vote for M.R. is being a hypocrite to liberty and freedom.


As the Boss says "FUMR".
107 posted on 04/25/2012 8:10:35 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: gimme1ibertee
So,what of a brokered convention? Couldn't Newt pull off the nomination that way?

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?

108 posted on 04/25/2012 8:11:19 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: andy58-in-nh; All

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.


109 posted on 04/25/2012 8:12:00 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: engrpat; andy58-in-nh

>> that kind of talk will get you banned <<

A little bit of projecting?


110 posted on 04/25/2012 8:12:00 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: dfwgator

“Dole”.

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Yep. And we all remember what a stunning campaign he ran in ‘96.

/s


111 posted on 04/25/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

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.


112 posted on 04/25/2012 8:12:37 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Hawthorn; JimWayne

I think I would like a link on that Heritage/Romneycare remark.

I’m not buying that.


113 posted on 04/25/2012 8:13:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


114 posted on 04/25/2012 8:14:11 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: cuban leaf

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?


115 posted on 04/25/2012 8:14:34 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: GonzoGOP

A+!!!!!!!!!!!!!


116 posted on 04/25/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: DoughtyOne
The money had dried up a long time ago. That’s why he wasn’t mounting any campaign against Romney. This is old news. Newt should have dropped out when the money dropped out. If not then, why now?

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.

117 posted on 04/25/2012 8:17:54 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: andy58-in-nh
One would hope that honesty is not a punishable offense.

Things have calmed down a bit but for a while there sanity was a hanging offense in these parts.

118 posted on 04/25/2012 8:18:02 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: dfwgator

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.


119 posted on 04/25/2012 8:18:13 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

By the time my Primary rolls around I won’t have any choices, except to write in someone.


120 posted on 04/25/2012 8:19:02 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Longbow1969

>> 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!


121 posted on 04/25/2012 8:20:13 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn
Tell it to the Marines. Do think they would be better off “working with” Big Ø as CINC?

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?

122 posted on 04/25/2012 8:20:18 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Houghton M.
Only a petty person feels the urge to bitch about Santorum on a thread about Gingrich being a quitter.

Newt didn't quit. He got beat. It happens sometimes.

123 posted on 04/25/2012 8:20:58 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam

>> 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!


124 posted on 04/25/2012 8:22:51 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Houghton M.; Mangia E Statti Zitto; txrangerette

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.


125 posted on 04/25/2012 8:22:56 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: cuban leaf
Congress has to approve them. If republican controlled, they can always Bork them.

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.

126 posted on 04/25/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: RitaOK
....imagine the contest ahead, between Romney and Obama, seeing who can out-Left the other.

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.

127 posted on 04/25/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT by caww
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To: rogue yam
Newt didn't quit. He got beat. It happens sometimes.

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.

128 posted on 04/25/2012 8:25:26 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Longbow1969
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.

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.

129 posted on 04/25/2012 8:25:54 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


130 posted on 04/25/2012 8:25:55 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Longbow1969

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.


131 posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:08 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Hawthorn

I agree. It was close.


132 posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:41 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: cuban leaf
Then I realized that a rino empowered by a rino Congress may be more dangerous than a whackjob illegal, incompetent Muslim president with a partisan rino Congress fighting him at every move

Romney would move the [R] party's median groupthink light years to the left. The (GOP-e desired) effect would further marginalize any real conservatives within the party to the point where they hope we exchange "just a little" of our inherent unalienable rights and liberties & spiritually guided conviction and strength for their heaping spoonful of their POS "humanistic" euro-fag guiltist defeatist mentality just to keep a lesser evil afloat. If Romeny is elected you can forget about EVER seeing a conservative president in your lifetime or your childrens lifetime (short of watering the Tree).
133 posted on 04/25/2012 8:29:55 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Josh Painter

“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.”

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.


134 posted on 04/25/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: Evil Slayer

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.


135 posted on 04/25/2012 8:30:43 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Gennie

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.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/gingrich-comment-dropout-reports/story?id=16209846#.T5gZG9m0KSo


136 posted on 04/25/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Gennie

There goes America’s last hope.

Welcome to Amerika.


137 posted on 04/25/2012 8:39:20 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Gennie

About time.


138 posted on 04/25/2012 8:41:21 AM PDT by billva
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To: txrangerette

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.

Cheers


139 posted on 04/25/2012 8:46:18 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: cuban leaf

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.


140 posted on 04/25/2012 8:50:55 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Gennie

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.


141 posted on 04/25/2012 8:55:36 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: TheRobb7

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???


142 posted on 04/25/2012 8:56:37 AM PDT by txgirl4Bush (I Support Newt Gingrich for President.)
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To: bgill

Sadly, this country is so divided, that it may take angry blowback in the form of a second American revolution down the road.


143 posted on 04/25/2012 9:00:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: DoughtyOne

His “candidacy” served no other purpose...just another FRaud Thompson to ensure the RINO wins.


144 posted on 04/25/2012 9:04:20 AM PDT by RasterMaster ("Towering genius disdains a beaten path." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DoughtyOne
Why didn’t he do this months ago?

Could be because he wasn't yet $4.3 million in debt.

How ironic that "Mr. Balanced Budget" would run up such a tab.

145 posted on 04/25/2012 9:05:39 AM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

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. :(


146 posted on 04/25/2012 9:07:44 AM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: andy58-in-nh

By Newt hope to see you in a Cabinet Position next year.


147 posted on 04/25/2012 9:09:02 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
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To: DoctorBulldog

Breitbart is 100% correct sad that this site has went of the rails into Obama land.


148 posted on 04/25/2012 9:09:13 AM PDT by MARKUSPRIME
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To: cuban leaf
Well if we can vote as many right wingers at every level EVEN Village Trustees, it will make a HUGE difference!!!

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!

149 posted on 04/25/2012 9:09:37 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Gennie

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.


150 posted on 04/25/2012 9:10:48 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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