Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]
Posted on 04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT by Innovative
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
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They have ALL penned hours of snark on why they were in it, but not to win it, why they exited, or why they didnt run at all.
I mean we just watched a political genius with an unmatched record of accomplishment and in-your-face-take down artist and intellect, LOSE.
We saw an eager beaver stellar record on family values, LOSE.
We saw a black eager beaver economic conservative, LOSE.
We saw a TEA PARTY power with all the right credentials and a legislative record as long as my arm, LOSE.
What we need is a MOVEMENTSOMEONE WHO STAYS AFTER THEY LOSE!
Its a like a travesty of justice to have to say that the ONLY one who is still breathing in and out AFTER HE HAS LOST is the likes of RON PAUL, for crying out loud!
You gotta hand it to the man, hes turned out to be the true turtle in the race against the hare still trying to amass delegates.
Thats the kind of TRY one hopes for, but in the right man.
One of the answers is a Tea Party or Conservative Binding Primary National Vote, that all potential conservative candidates agree to abide by... settle on, select, one conservative candidate only, no substitutes, no Plan B. Make the selection process as difficult and competitive as possible or needs be, but everyone abides the selection going into the next primary season. No more splitting the conservative vote, and leaving the survivors stranded, to preserve one's viability.
And, just a reminder, Rita, there was a moment, when Santorum quit, and Newt was The Last Conservative Standing... Had everyone, from Palin, to Bachman, to Cain, the so-called conservative media, et al, swooped in, and gotten behind Newt, because he was their last stubborn hope... and they had one last opportunity to set the GOP-e back in their efforts to cram a candidate down our throats... things would be different right this moment now... Instead, they couldn't wait to get on the Romney bandwagon... In Mark Levin's case, it was barely 4 hours after Santorum quit...
Think about all the "this is a good and healthy debate the American people need to hear" -- "we NEED to take it all the way to the convention - it is good prep for our candidates" - "Let's see all the contrasts between the candidates clearly"...
Especially, Sarah. She urged people to vote for Newt, even voted for him in Alaska, but never did anything substantive to help him... What a major disappointment. She is just as coy and diva as all the others... Now, she has plans on showing up at the convention. She did not undergo the rigors of the debates, or finance her own campaign, or had her measure again taken, but she will be there to try and prosper off the ashes of the conservatives...
And that's not to excuse Newt... Mr. I'm-in-till-Mitt-earns-his-1144-delegates-and-then-I'll-support-him... What happened?
All pure BS. As soon as their candidate withdrew, whoever it was, they jumped on the Romney ride.
This is devastating... this is not how principled people do business... And I thought conservatism was all about principles.
Maybe the answer is I have learned more about men and women using words, making promises, calling themselves leaders, in the last months than most people learn in a lifetime... The lesson will stand me in good stead..
Glad to see the fire is back in your belly... :)
HEY, EVERYBODY, I'VE BEEN FOOLED ONCE...
You need to get beyond simplistic, Stage 1 thinking. Politics is a chess game. The Democrat elected in 2016 if Romney wins will have a Democrat Congress and be able to inflict terrible damage on the country, full single-payer health care, massive tax hikes, etc. Obama has been mostly neutered because he's been gridlocked, which is likely to continue if he's reelected. We actually made him extend the Bush tax cuts.
Does conservative policy matter or not to you? If it does, then why would you think Romney would have a successful term? He'll be voted out like he would've been in Massachusetts if he ran and like Bush, Sr. was.
The left has worked very hard to weed the moderates out of the Democrat party and they are likely to continue down this path, creating a powerful institution to promote their values. The number one focus of the right should be to do the same thing to the Republicans. Helping them elect a liberal isn't part of any plan that can help conservatives AT ALL. It would destroy us. Disenfranchising conservatives from having a party at all would destroy this country. I don't know whether Obama or Romney being elected will destroy the country. We may be too far down a path now to save it. With either of them, there's an equal chance for either destruction or a slow enough decline that it could be turned around later. But if Romney is elected, we can't turn things around until 2020. We would be far better off turning them around in 2016 by electing a conservative.
What does God do in impossible situations? He intervenes and
brings about a miracle if we pray.
He is perfect love and perfect JUSTICE. God needs our
prayers and belief for something miraculous to happen.
Have faith, pray every day until the election, a prayer for God’s candidate, a man of faith...to be elected.
Offer to God the smallest daily sacrifice.
You want change, you put your happy warrior game face on and haul yourself down to the local Republican party office (start at the precinct level if you haven't done it before), sign up, attend meetings, go to events, bring family and friends, and push that little piece of the political landscape to the right. Move on from there. Sorry, but this is a ground up process. Screaming, yelling, threatening to be disagreeable at the convention, etc, won't do a thing.
If you already are an active party member and have done this stuff, all I can say is encourage others, use social networks to get more people active (that means out from behind the keyboard), etc. The more actual conservatives take part in the process, the less the hug-the-center establishment gets its way. I know people don't like hearing this, but that is how it really works. The rest of this talk about starting new party's, voting 3rd party's, writing in candidates, waiting for the White Knight to swoop in and save us at the convention, etc, is just the same silly bluster and fantasy we hear every 4 years.
Here are a couple of good links to get started in that direction. The wordpress is over 2 years old, but many of the links are still active, especially the resources category on down the page...
This link is more recent, and has some interesting information and tactics, as well as pdf's..
Even then, this needs to be a stealth operation as much as possible... cozying up to the GOP regulars locally, and then making a move when it's time...
Oh yeah, Chuck Robb was awful. He had that sort of unpleasant, off-putting demeanor about him too. Not sure he ever really stood for much. He struck me as a guy who wanted to be in power for the sake of being power. As if he thought as a rich, connected person that was what he was supposed to do. Haven't heard a thing about him in forever.
Yes, Goode is probably more conservative than Romney. On paper he is anyway. I only say "probably" because I am not sure we even know what Romney actually is other than very politically pragmatic/expedient. Anyway Goode seems to be a good man. If I believed 3rd party's were viable in our system I'd certainly consider him.
Ah, I see. Unopposed.
Please tell terribly cynical me that Trey would be the same man of fire, if he *were* to be opposed. :)
Thank you very much for your trouble. I am watching him. I admire his words every time I see him.
RE: Newt Gingrich says he’s dropping out ‘about’ May 2 and endorsing Romney
This looks like a long goodbye. If you’re going to drop out, why not do it now? What’s the significance of May 2 anyway?
Romney’s only card..He’s kind of not like Obama.
Well, the TV and newspaper outlets pretty much have opposed him since the start. Many Democrats here treat him with unreasonable contempt. Only the conservative Upstate voters, who ousted Bob Inglis in Trey’s primarty, like and admire him. Our 4th District’s outline has been changed this year. There is a Democrat challenger in November.
THAT is the real problem.
I used to be impossible to get the Republican nomination without winning the south, now as just demonstrated by the RINO Romney it can easily be done.
At this particular hour there are several LIKE MINDED threads on the forum, which I have yet to peruse.
The point being, that an awfully lot of people are
getting the picture. Tea Party should show up in large numbers in every precinct.
Fear is fearful and so is REBELLION, but we have to pick one.
Seems to me that the last best hope is at our precinct meetings and our own county and state conventions, where platforms are affected.
We need to be politically astute on state RULES and understand what we can change, but isn’t that our best and last shot for the grassroots, to be at our precinct meetings?
Why don’t you guys actually wait and see what Sarah is going to do instead of already putting her now rallying for Mitt side by side — when she said not to long ago that the Establishment would never come to her and not just 2 weeks ago, one of her advisors ask that Mitt released the names of his bundlers
I see someone put this in “Breaking News” after a day later from when it was posted.
So JimRob will appear with Newt and make a similar announcement on 2 May. /sarcasm
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see Newt change his mind and stay in the race and pull off an upset. I'm taking no joy in the prospect of having to vote for Romney. Again, look at the damage Obama has inflicted on our nation in three short years. We're hanging by a thread right now! Do you seriously think we're going to survive four more years of Obama knowing what you know now? I'm not willing to help the Marxist win four more years when I know his record and intentions. My conscience will not allow it.
Can you phone Newt’s campaign? Calista? His daughter? Tell them we need a Leader who stays after he loses????
Why can’t he finish with a pay-as-you-go style campaign.
Knock out a schedule for appearances, the cost of promoting it, set a charge for it, and just show up where the people produce the $ change for his appearance?
Tell him we’re not done.....
Well, Virgil Goode it is then!
[ Do they allow pinch hitters in presidential campaign debates? Wed love to see Speaker Gingrich in there! The contrast would be striking. ]
The Obama Care Lawyer should pinch hit for bammy in the debates.
Not necessarily. If a county party is packed with GOP-E types who are Republicans instead of conservatives, then they will manipulate the rules to prevent any sort of reforms that they don't want to see made - and this is so EVEN IF you can manage to flood a county convention with tons of our folks. Seen if done. Don't assume that numbers can overcome rulesjobbing.
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