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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: jersey117

No. Supporting one America hating, gun grabbing, activist judge supporting Marxist over another is anything but rational.


51 posted on 04/25/2012 7:43:29 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Gennie
Gingrich To Suspend Presidential Campaign Next Tuesday, Sources Say
52 posted on 04/25/2012 7:44:08 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ReformationFan

Sounds good to me.


54 posted on 04/25/2012 7:44:52 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: cuban leaf

Your theory is blown all to hell because the Kenyan has made it clear he will not be obstructed by Congress and has and will continue to blatantly defy them and do what he wants.


55 posted on 04/25/2012 7:45:07 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: arderkrag

Point 8 is wrong.

“A Marxist rubber stamp is not as dangerous as a Marxist lame duck.”

If we get real conservatives in the House and Senate, I thing the country will be better off with a lame duck Obama being rendered useless and neutered than Mitt with a mandate.

In any event - I will not be voting for Mitt.


56 posted on 04/25/2012 7:45:24 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cuban leaf

Check out Virgil Goode, who’s running for Prez as the Constitution Party’s candidate. He’s a good man.


57 posted on 04/25/2012 7:45:51 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If we get real conservatives in the House and Senate, I thing the country will be better off with a lame duck Obama being rendered useless and neutered than Mitt with a mandate.

And if somehow Mitt does win, there goes any chance to nominate a Conservative in 2016.

58 posted on 04/25/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: silverleaf

That’s about it huh. I just don’t get it. He’s been dead in the water for months. Why now? Why not keep his word and stay in until the Convention. He wasn’t doing anything anyway. This is what he called running for the last couple of months. Why formally change the label?


59 posted on 04/25/2012 7:47:31 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
> Looks like I won’t be voting on the presidential part of the ballot.

Rather than withhold your vote for President, may I suggest that you either a) vote a third party candidate who better matches your values, or b) do a write-in if your state permits it.

Either of those, while they won't win the election, will allow you to cast your vote in a way that expresses your unhappiness with the offerings of the two establishment parties, and shows better your support for your own values.

I plan to write in Sarah Palin, because I believe she is the best we have for America. It pains me that she's not running, but since I can't get behind the establishment twits, I will express my support for someone who I believe represents the best match with my own values.

Respectfully submitted for your consideration.

60 posted on 04/25/2012 7:47:46 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dinodino
Too bad. Guess I won’t cast a vote for a Presidential candidate.

61 posted on 04/25/2012 7:48:24 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If the illegal Kenyan gets reelected and declares Martial law, for the next 4 years, who will be in the position to stop him? He already said he will bypass the other branches of government.
62 posted on 04/25/2012 7:49:18 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: andy58-in-nh; Diogenesis
Not everything is a conspiracy. Newt is simply out of money and out of time. You don’t have to like it, but it’s the truth.

That's what happened to Santorum as well. He could not raise enough money to keep things going.

63 posted on 04/25/2012 7:49:36 AM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You just agreed with point 8. You didn’t dispute it at all.


64 posted on 04/25/2012 7:49:48 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: dfwgator

And if somehow Mitt does win, there goes any chance to nominate a Conservative in 2016.

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Exactly. And Mitt as CinC will be a kick in the crotch to what’s left of the Tea Party.


65 posted on 04/25/2012 7:50:55 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: arderkrag

Yeah, I was going to vote for Jesus, but then I realized he wasn’t “Natural Born,” so there went my third party candidate...

Andrew Breitbart has me rethinking my position:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lbycMtTUDfE#t=734s

Cheers


66 posted on 04/25/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If Gerald Ford won in 76, would we have gotten Reagan?


67 posted on 04/25/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Ha ha.

Good ones...not.

Santorum was in it all the way too.

He said they would have to add rooms on the WH to accommodate his large family.

He never let on that PA was going to be his waterloo.

That was a fact, unless he could overwhelm Romney enough to win that politically odd and tough state, without going deeply into debt just to try, with no guarantee of winning.

And it was fact that he could not ABIDE losing that state AGAIN, nor AFFORD to fight Romney for it.

He KNEW it.

His minions didn’t know it.

You will pretend not to know it, but I have no reason to pretend.

One more thing...he also KNEW that his delegate performance was poor, relative to his popular votes and his votes in caucus states.

Romney and Paul clean up in delegates.

Santorum WON the state of MO, but he will come away with only 7 of its 52 delegates, and ultimately even those pitiful few will support Romney.

This is just one example of many, that he had to know as this campaign unfolded.

That his minions never did understand.

And he didn’t clue them in, and he hurt Newt every second he stayed in on the power mainly of Evangelicals and radio talk show hosts.

Meanwhile, PA was a drop dead date.

He understood, even if his minions didn’t.

That’s why I played around with your “jackass” perjoritive directed at Newt, but you had Santorum in the same post and I thought, let’s reorder the words and get this RIGHT.


68 posted on 04/25/2012 7:53:18 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: DoughtyOne
I just don’t get it. He’s been dead in the water for months. Why now? Why not keep his word and stay in until the Convention.

The money has dried up. After last night, who is left to donate? It is clear there is no path for Newt to the nomination or some brokered/contested convention. His talk about keeping it close or winning Delaware turned out to be a complete embarrassment since he lost by almost 30 points. Even most die-hards were not going to give anymore to what is obviously a pointless effort. Gingrich is simply out of money and will use the next week to make nice with Willard and hopefully get some help paying down his debt.

69 posted on 04/25/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: DoughtyOne

If he couldn’t get it, Santorum couldn’t either.


70 posted on 04/25/2012 7:53:42 AM PDT by Pinkbell (Woo hoo! Another moderate candidate! Thanks GOP and voters!)
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To: cuban leaf

I was planning the same thing... Not voting for Romney under any circumstances. However, this all changed when the SC took up Obamacare.

If Barack gets more liberal justices on the court, it is GAME OVER.


71 posted on 04/25/2012 7:54:15 AM PDT by vlad335
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To: arderkrag

What?

Look again.

“A Marxist rubber stamp is not as dangerous as a Marxist lame duck.”

Let’s ID the players here.

Marxist rubber stamp = Mitt.
Marxist lame duck = Obama.

I have - am - and will continue to argue that Mitt will be more dangerous than Obama.

Lets put this another way....

“A Marxist rubber stamp is MORE dangerous THAN a Marxist lame duck.”


72 posted on 04/25/2012 7:54:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: vlad335

What’s the difference between RomneyCare and ObamaCare?


73 posted on 04/25/2012 7:55:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: JaguarXKE

I voted in the PA primary yesterday. Rick and Newt were still on the ballot. I voted for Newt.

Rick would have gotten my vote if other states hadn’t already eliminated him.


74 posted on 04/25/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by ConservativeWarrior (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8. - Japanese proverb)
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To: dfwgator
What’s the difference between RomneyCare and ObamaCare? Romneycare came from Heritage Foundation. There! Found one difference.
75 posted on 04/25/2012 7:57:56 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: mojitojoe

Then it is congress’s duty to impeach him or the whole bunch should be thrown out in their collective asses.


76 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: Evil Slayer

The doom and gloom rhetoric is getting old. No one is disputing Obama is intent on doing serious harm, but the martial law arguments are just silly.


77 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:09 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Here in Missouri, Gingrich wasn’t on the ballot, but Santorum was. Santorum OVERWHELMINGLY beat Romney!

Had Gingrich dropped out back then, I have no doubts Santorum would have beaten Romney and become the Presidential nominee. But, noooo, Gingrich had to be the millstone around Santorum’s neck and hang around long enough to sink Santorum.

Oh well... Water under the bridge. It is what it is and it’s too late to change a thing.

All hail Breitbart’s challenge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lbycMtTUDfE#t=734s

Cheers


78 posted on 04/25/2012 7:58:20 AM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
No one is disputing Obama is intent on doing serious harm, but the martial law arguments are just silly.

We heard all that same crap about Clinton too, back in the day...the GOP-E folks are getting real desperate.

79 posted on 04/25/2012 7:59:38 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: txrangerette

It must be nice to live in the land of make believe.

Newt said he’d be in the race all the way to the Convention. Santorum tosses in the towel, and good old Newt follows suit in short order.

I guess I shouldn’t expect someone delusional enough to still be supporting Newt, to be smart enough to be able to see his treachery for what it was.

Couldn’t see he didn’t have a prayer, but supported him anyway. BTW, hows that brokered Convention thingie looking about now?

Bwa ha ha ha ha ha, bwa ha ha ha ha ha...


80 posted on 04/25/2012 8:00:21 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: Responsibility2nd

I thing the country will be better off with a lame duck Obama being rendered useless and neutered than Mitt with a mandate.
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Neutered? How is that going to happen? 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.

Executive Orders Unleashed: Obama “Can’t Wait” to Bypass Congress

http://www.bing.com/search?q=obama+circumvent+congress&form=OSDSRC


81 posted on 04/25/2012 8:00:29 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: silverleaf

>> then back to punditry and book selling <<

What about a talk show? CNN needs some new talent to compete with Gov. Huckabee on Saturday and Sunday nights!


82 posted on 04/25/2012 8:00:54 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, that’s the point. The myth is that he’s not any more dangerous, which is why it’s on the list. The reality is that the rubber stamp is more dangerous, which the Mitt supporters don’t seem to grasp.


83 posted on 04/25/2012 8:01:36 AM PDT by arderkrag ("WAAHH WAAAHHH SCOTUS" is no excuse to vote for Romney. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Maybe so, maybe no. This could be it, but only if and when Newt himself says it is so. Until then, all these “anonymous sources close to Gingrich” are giving me a headache.


84 posted on 04/25/2012 8:02:05 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: txrangerette

That was awesome.


85 posted on 04/25/2012 8:02:36 AM PDT by conservative98
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To: dfwgator

Good question. I had to look up who Ford was running with as his veep?

Do you know? Do you have to look it up too?

In any event... Yes, America suffered with Carter, but thank God we did get Reagan.

And FWIW, I believe Carter has had a more serious and negative impact on America since he left office than he ever did as president.


86 posted on 04/25/2012 8:03:03 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: cotton1706
Newt for press spokesman! At least for a year. That would be sweet!

I would hope there is a place for Newt, on the remote chance that Romney is elected. He would be an asset, as a conservative voice. and a welcome counterforce to an uninspiring and unimaginative man.

87 posted on 04/25/2012 8:03:16 AM PDT by Calliecat
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To: Gennie

Just great. Now I’ll have only the Losertarian to vote for in the primary.


88 posted on 04/25/2012 8:03:24 AM PDT by MachIV
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To: cuban leaf
Hope we get a majority in the senate and obama has fun with full out obstructionism from the R’s.

Under McConnell? Hardly. Sorry to say.

89 posted on 04/25/2012 8:03:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Longbow1969

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?


90 posted on 04/25/2012 8:03:29 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: DoctorBulldog
Yeah, I was going to vote for Jesus, but then I realized he wasn’t “Natural Born,” so there went my third party candidate...

Hang in there, Bro. Jesus WILL return and all this political mess and EVIL will end. He will establish His Kingdom and will rule over this world for a thousand years.

91 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dole.


92 posted on 04/25/2012 8:04:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: kevcol

—It IS the best course IMO.—

It started as a small seed in my brain as I played out this chess game a few moves ahead, when it dawned on me that Romney might actually be rammed down our throats.

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.

Then I even started entertaining voting for Obama.

Fortunately, that seed remains dormant.

So far...

But put my post in this context: I don’t expect Obama to finish his term.


93 posted on 04/25/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Pinkbell

Was Santorum still winning Primaries after Newt had tanked? Would Newt dropping out around that time have helped Santorum? It very well could have.

Many of us were urging Newt to please drop out. Newt and his supporters said, “No! We’re in this until the convention, so we can’t be bothered listening to you.”

Now he listens. Honestly folks, if you can’t be honest with me, at least be honest with yourselves.


94 posted on 04/25/2012 8:06:01 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: andy58-in-nh
Not everything is a conspiracy. Newt is simply out of money and out of time. You don’t have to like it, but it’s the truth.

You realize that kind of talk will get you banned.

95 posted on 04/25/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: JimWayne

>> Romneycare came from Heritage Foundation <<

I don’t think you should say that on FR, because it’s a backdoor way of supporting Romney.


96 posted on 04/25/2012 8:06:46 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: mojitojoe

—Your theory is blown all to hell because the Kenyan has made it clear he will not be obstructed by Congress and has and will continue to blatantly defy them and do what he wants.—

He may try. He would not have much luck if it was controlled by the republicans. Right now it is completely divided.


97 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:08 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yeah, If he is on the ballot in KY, he’ll get my vote.


98 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:35 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: txrangerette
And he didn’t clue them in, and he hurt Newt every second he stayed in on the power mainly of Evangelicals and radio talk show hosts.

I have to agree with this. Santorum did better than Newt, but he never had a chance to win because too many conservatives recognized he could never win a national general election. Santorum was 2012's version of Mike Huckabee (2008) and Pat Robertson (1988). Santorum and Huckabee may be good family folks, but they would have no chance in an actual general election nationally. Newt could have been a consensus candidate, but social conservatives seem determined to go with the scripture quoting guy rather than considering anyone we can all coalesce behind. Outside of social issues, it is not even like Santorum had some great conservative economic record that could even attract fiscal conservatives. All he had was the social issues and that simply is not enough to attract enough conservatives even at the base and grass roots level to be viable against the establishment candidate.

I just don't see how this impasse is resolved easily. All it will likely take to splinter the conservative GOP base again in 2016 or 2020 is for Rick Santorum to run yet again. He will get the same voters, which is to say, just enough to keep a consensus conservative alternative from rising through the primaries.

99 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:51 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: DoctorBulldog

I agree with your assessment, but there isn’t one chance out of a gazillion Romney will get my vote.


100 posted on 04/25/2012 8:07:53 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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