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On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate
NBC ^ | 4-26-2012 | Andrew Rafferty

Posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT by smoothsailing

On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate

By NBC's Andrew Rafferty

MOORESVILLE, NC -- Even though his presidential campaign "will go bye-bye," Newt Gingrich on Thursday said he and his wife plan to campaign through the fall to help presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.

"I'm going to look at how I can be helpful, because I suspect people will still show up to hear me," Gingrich told voters at luncheon here. "Callista and I are going to campaign through October."

Though today, just 25 people attended the midday event here, leaving a roomful of empty chairs. Some of those seats were taken by Secret Service, an area the campaign has taken heat for recently because of the thousands of dollars the protection was costing taxpayers, even Gingrich he had become more of a sideshow than serious contender for the GOP nomination.

After losing the Deleware primary on Tuesday, the latest in a long string of electoral defeats, the former Speaker of the House acknowledged he will end his campaign next week. He will continue with his packed schedule through North Carolina, saying he felt an obligation to fulfill previous commitments here.

"The campaign will go bye-bye, but I'll be a citizen," Gingrich told a supporter asking about the candidate's future. "I've been an active citizen since I was 15."....

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1 posted on 04/26/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Very sad. God bless you, Newt.

I hope he doesn’t go out of his way to campaign for Romney.

I don’t think that’s necessary AT ALL.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 2:17:08 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing

That’s it... Newt’s a RINO! Right?


3 posted on 04/26/2012 2:17:35 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: brownsfan

Yes, Newt has jumped the shark. Apparently he would rather see Romney win than Obama. What a traitor he is. /Sarcasm


4 posted on 04/26/2012 2:20:56 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: smoothsailing
Newt Gingrich on Thursday said he and his wife plan to campaign through the fall to help presumptive nominee Mitt Romney.

I am curious who the first persons here are going to be to slam Newt for being a RINO loving backstabber, much like was said of all the other candidates who dropped out and backed Milt. Perry and Cain's recent endorsements and their corresponding threads on FR come to mind.

5 posted on 04/26/2012 2:22:48 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: onyx
I hope he doesn’t go out of his way to campaign for Romney.

I agree. I'd like to see Newt put his efforts behind conservative House and Senate candidates, particularly in the South.

6 posted on 04/26/2012 2:22:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

Agree. He has to support the nominee, but that only involves doing so much. Personally, I hope he doesn’t forget Romney’s vicious destruction of him.


7 posted on 04/26/2012 2:25:48 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Yeah, it’s bound to happen. The trashers and bashers just can’t help themselves.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 2:25:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: brownsfan

Cain and Perry already have, Newt is in the process, and Santorum and Palin will also all soon endorse and campaign for Romney.

They will do so because they feel, though romney was certainly not their or our 1st, 2nd, or in many cases 3rd or 4th pic, he did win and will go head to head against Obama and that he is far better for the nation than Obama would be in a 2nd, lame-duck term.

My guess is that Romney will cross the actual number threshhold on the night of the Texas Primary, and that by that date all the major GOP players...both the establishment that we do not have much use for...and the conservative people whom we do...will be supporting and campaigning for Romney in the hopes that Obama can be defeated.

I wish we could have had a more conservative candidate...I still wish there could be a brokered convention to help that happen anyway...but short of an unbelievable gaff or real tragedy, it’s not going to happen and we will have to go and defeat Obama with what we have...and we will in any case have to work hard to make sure we have majorities in the House and the Senate to go along with it.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 2:27:33 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: smoothsailing
"The campaign will go bye-bye, but I'll be a citizen," Gingrich told a supporter asking about the candidate's future.
And a citizen of much higher stature than he was before this campaign started.
10 posted on 04/26/2012 2:31:20 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: smoothsailing; CatherineofAragon
I agree. I'd like to see Newt put his efforts behind conservative House and Senate candidates, particularly in the South.

Right! Campaign for the U.S. House and Senate races.

It struck me last night, with Governor Perry's endorsement, that Romney desperately needs help in South. He came in third in my state (Mississippi) and also in Alabama.

I wouldn't be AT ALL surprised if he asks Governor Perry to run with him as his VP.

He needs a very popular, very attractive, experienced, Southern Christian running mate, and Governor Perry is also a military veteran.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 2:40:30 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: All
To the @hole with the keywords: GFY
12 posted on 04/26/2012 2:41:59 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Lazlo in PA
"I am curious who the first persons here are going to be to slam Newt for being a RINO loving backstabber, much like was said of all the other candidates who dropped out and backed Milt. Perry and Cain's recent endorsements and their corresponding threads on FR come to mind."


13 posted on 04/26/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: smoothsailing
More of a patriot than that slimey bastard Rømney ever thought of being.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Jeff Head

Sarah Palin Already did say:

“I am convinced that governor Romney, if he is our nominee and if he is elected president, he will know to surround himself with those that will inherently know to go right, to err on the side of smaller, smarter government and that gives me a lot of confidence.”

I trust Sarah’s Judgement.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah, Perry & Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: tomkat; Admin Moderator

I hadn’t noticed.

Sometimes the moderator will expose the keyword jerk by name.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 2:47:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx; smoothsailing
You make very good points for Romney possibly choosing Gov. Perry as his running mate, he would be helpful to him in many ways.
17 posted on 04/26/2012 2:56:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: icwhatudo

Slamming and bad mouthing Newt coming from a small minority of Freeper malcontents serves no useful purpose, gain or statement. Gringrich, Santorum, Palin, Perry, Cain, etc. did and will do what loyal Republicans always do. They back the candidate that comes out on top of their primaries. And....I have no doubt that all these good folks will do a terrific job in openly supporting Mitt Romney.

Get real, Freepers, it is what it is!!! And....to boot, this election is not about Mitt Romney. Most folks will be voting against Barack Hussein Obama, period!!! At the end of the day, it is quite simple, if you have any common sense or brains at all....it is.....”ANYBODY BUT OBAMA”. To do anything otherwise is pure insanity, IMHO. In reality, in objective review, Romney trumps Obama by any measurement you use.

But.....it is a free country, at least for today, so each individual should make their own personal choice relative their POTUS selection.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 2:58:18 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, political ly!!!)
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To: onyx

He’s such a class act. Like Churchill, he could still have a final America-saving act in him.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:03 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: onyx; CatherineofAragon
I wouldn't be AT ALL surprised if he asks Governor Perry to run with him as his VP. He needs a very popular, very attractive, experienced, Southern Christian running mate, and Governor Perry is also a military veteran.

Well, Perry could help him in the South, but I don't see it happening.

I really don't think Perry cares much for Romney, and I can't see Rick playing second fiddle to anyone other than Sarah Palin. He'd do it for her in a heartbeat.

Those two were my original Dream Ticket! :)

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20 posted on 04/26/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo
lol

there is zero chance of Romney picking Perry, Palin, Gingrich, Santorum, or Bachmann.

The only conservative he is likely to pick is Rubio, all the other contenders are a bunch of RINO’s like him.

Romney has been sticking it to conservatives the whole primary, don't expect him to suddenly embrace us. Mostly likely pick... a fellow Yankee RINO like... Chris Christie.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 3:02:04 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: smoothsailing

Good for Newt. He loves this great nation and knows we must wrest it from the malevolent grip of the Great Usurper and the Thugocrats. A ham sandwich would be better than Obama!


22 posted on 04/26/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: smoothsailing

yep! me too! sooo freaking sad what we ended up with... what a golden opportunity wasted!

LOOK at Karl Roves general election map!

http://www.rove.com/polling_notes/0000/0202/Polling_News_and_Notes_04_26_12.pdf

It’s a freaking TRAIN WRECK! Romney is a disaster! Even TEXAS is in play now!!!!!!

ARGGGGGGGGGGG!


23 posted on 04/26/2012 3:04:22 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: brownsfan
I'd take Newt's “lapsed Conservatism” over Romney's “promises to be conservative “ any day.

At least Newt helped win real battles for Conservatives.

24 posted on 04/26/2012 3:04:26 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Men who will not suffer to self govern, will suffer under the governance of lesser men.)
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To: smoothsailing

I wish that Obama would make a Goodbye Tour.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 3:04:54 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: onyx

I definitely missed something here. Can you clue me in?


26 posted on 04/26/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing
You make very good points for Romney possibly choosing Gov. Perry as his running mate, he would be helpful to him in many ways.

Thanks very much, but would Govenor Perry want to be Romney's VP? LOL.
27 posted on 04/26/2012 3:06:45 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; jazusamo
there is zero chance of Romney picking Perry, Palin, Gingrich, Santorum, or Bachmann.

Agreed. My guess is he picks Rob Portman, hoping he'll bring Ohio's Electoral votes.

28 posted on 04/26/2012 3:08:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: onyx

I seriously doubt it. :-)


29 posted on 04/26/2012 3:10:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: onyx

Oh,Lord, Onyx....if Perry becomes Willard’s VP, just come visit me in the psych ward, LOL.

Personally, I think his dislike of Romney is too strong. It dates back to Romney supporting homosexuals in the Boy Scouts (Perry was an Eagle Scout.

We shall see, though.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 3:10:50 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: smoothsailing

Dream ticket is right! It’s so sad.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 3:11:49 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: onyx; jazusamo
Thanks very much, but would Govenor Perry want to be Romney's VP? LOL.

Short answer: No.

Long answer:

HELL NO!!!

;-)
32 posted on 04/26/2012 3:13:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Deb
He’s such a class act. Like Churchill, he could still have a final America-saving act in him.

A bloody convention floor fight?

Seriously, I remain praying for Divine Intervention.

I think Romney ruined this primary for all of us. He robbed us from the primary we riched deserved with his vicious attack ads on his rivals early on, namely Newt Gingrich, who was determined to run a positive campaign of ideas and solutions for our very real problems. Our other conservative candidates were good with that, too, aside from Ron Paul, but I don't count the Libertarian.

I will never believe that our other candidates would have ever stooped to Romney's level and now he expects party unity. His rivals are grand men for burying their respective hatchets.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 3:17:24 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing; onyx
HELL NO!!!

LOL!

Mine was a tad longer but a little more PC. You're right though.

34 posted on 04/26/2012 3:22:32 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I wish Obama would take a Goodbye tour too, and take Romney with him.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 3:22:37 PM PDT by alamogal
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To: smoothsailing

Ah yes! Palin & Perry. Now they would be a landslide. Good I’m glad to hear you say that you don’t think Governor Perry would go for Romney’s VP, but Governor Perry is his ideal running mate. He desperately needs help in the South.

Just today, I received a huge envelope marked DO NOT BEND, from “President Barack Obama” and it contained the usual campaign crap, along with a black and white glossy of the Marxist! LOL.

Apparently, the DNC has bought the voters’ lists and they smell Republican weakness in my state because it was addressed to me, exactly as I’m registered. We are not registered by party.


36 posted on 04/26/2012 3:24:47 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: icwhatudo

LOL. Now that’s rich.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 3:24:47 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: onyx

I’m hoping for Romney to have a Thomas Eagleton revelation...


38 posted on 04/26/2012 3:26:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: GOP Poet

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39 posted on 04/26/2012 3:26:21 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Speaking as a Haley Barbour supporter, I’ve been depressed for a very long time. Now we just need to pack the Congress with as many conservatives and Tea Party people as possible to hold Romney to his primary promises. All will be well if we don’t walk away. Democrats NEVER give up the fight.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 3:27:20 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: icwhatudo

It could very easily be argued that Newt was always the real stalking horse for Romney. Mainly because nobody will wish to admit it.

But...he will get a pass around here, not that he should. LOL


41 posted on 04/26/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT by dforest
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To: CatherineofAragon
Oh,Lord, Onyx....if Perry becomes Willard’s VP, just come visit me in the psych ward, LOL.

Personally, I think his dislike of Romney is too strong. It dates back to Romney supporting homosexuals in the Boy Scouts (Perry was an Eagle Scout.


ROTFL. Oh, that's right!

Gosh, we all despise Romney!
42 posted on 04/26/2012 3:29:27 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: smoothsailing


43 posted on 04/26/2012 3:31:07 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: jazusamo; smoothsailing; CatherineofAragon

LOLOL. I like “HELL NO” in huge font!


44 posted on 04/26/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I’m hoping for Romney to have a Thomas Eagleton revelation...

Keep praying!

Divine Intervention.
45 posted on 04/26/2012 3:34:56 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
I received a huge envelope marked DO NOT BEND, from “President Barack Obama” and it contained the usual campaign crap, along with a black and white glossy of the Marxist!

Good grief, how revolting! Was it all printed on recycled Kenyan cow dung? HA!

46 posted on 04/26/2012 3:35:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: NoLibZone
“I am convinced that governor Romney, if he is our nominee and if he is elected president, he will know to surround himself with those that will inherently know to go right, to err on the side of smaller, smarter government and that gives me a lot of confidence.” I trust Sarah’s Judgement.

Well we know Romney's got "gaydar" when it comes to hiring his staff members. I'm not convinced he's got "conservadar" though. Seeing the brigade of RINOs such as Souter-recommending, Bush Sr.-tax-hike-recommending John Sununu that stumped for him in the primaries didn't help make that case.

47 posted on 04/26/2012 3:36:47 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: onyx

Amen and amen.


48 posted on 04/26/2012 3:36:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

That is hilarious. Rove pushed this loser on us with all his might and all he has to show for it is this awful electoral map.

If you add the solids and leaners for each candidate together and you get:

Obummer 284

Milt 172

Then if you take every single toss up and give it to Milt, you get this

Obummer 284

Milt 254

He still is a loser and it is all squarely on Karl Roves lap. Rove is working for Milt by many reports and this is his mess.


49 posted on 04/26/2012 3:36:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Small nit of mine...unless the BSA took it away from him...

"(Perry was is an Eagle Scout."

50 posted on 04/26/2012 3:37:22 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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