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  • Gingrich exposes Obama Russian Nuke Surrender(Newt.Org) while Santorum preaches & Romney pep talks

    03/27/2012 12:33:27 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 40 replies
    March 27, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    I finally get it! I finally understand how we Americans elected Barack Obama to be President in 2008. We voted for someone who was radical, inexperienced and incompetent Now the GOP citizens are ignoring the substantive propossals from Gingrich on energy, debt, education, and now national security, in favor of Santorum's pious preaching and in favor of Romney's incoherent pep talks. Go to Newt.Org and see Gingrich's assessment of Obama's open mike security giveaway to the Russians. I choose Substance over Form. Vote Newt.
  • Gingrich begins charging $50 for pics at events

    03/26/2012 11:01:08 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 58 replies · 462+ views
    CBS TV News ^ | March 26, 2012
    HOCKESSIN, Delaware - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following a campaign speech to Republican County groups here in the northernmost part of the state. It was the first time the former House speaker has charged those attending one of his public speaking events to pose for a photograph with him. Lately, a member of his campaign staff has been snapping photographs of any interested attendee and later posting them online at the campaign's website, newt.org. On Monday night, those...
  • Newt Gingrich Talks To Sean Hannity- March 26, 2012

    03/26/2012 10:32:17 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies · 269+ views
    Electad ^ | 3-26-12 | Electad
    Newt Gingrich appeared on Hannity where he reacts to Santorum’s New York Times attack, Obama’s ‘more flexibility‘ after election remark. Edit- Newt posits national candidates' debate on 1st night of convention.
  • Obama’s Russian Comments ‘Destructive of American Interests,’ Gingrich Says

    03/26/2012 6:59:29 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies · 45+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-26-12 | Goldman
    Newt Gingrich, the first candidate to campaign in Delaware, came here Monday night pushing his $2.50-per-gallon-of-gas energy plan and jabbing President Obama about comments caught on an open microphone with outgoing Russian President Dmitri Medvedev. Gingrich said that Obama’s suggestion that he would have more flexibility to negotiate on nuclear arms after winning the 2012 election, was “destructive of American interests.” “This is a president who is amazingly destructive of American interests, something by the way of which we were reminded of today, when he didn’t know there was an open microphone,” he said to meeting of local Republican groups....
  • Newt: I won’t exit the race until Mitt Romney hits 1,144

    03/26/2012 5:16:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 7+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Tine Korbe
    Newt Gingrich confirms with this statement what everybody already knew: His purpose in the race at this point is less to secure the nomination himself (or even to spearhead a movement, like Ron Paul) than to thwart Mitt Romney. Same ol’ story: Gingrich told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he won’t get out of the race until former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R) – who Gingrich described as “the weakest frontrunner in modern times” — secures the 1,144 delegates necessary to clinch the GOP nomination.“I think the morning that he gets 1,144 that are locked down, then I think he can...
  • Gingrich: Case Against Obama Is 'Clear Cut'

    March 26, 2012 Gingrich: Case against Obama is 'clear cut' GOP candidate weighs in on 'Your World'
  • Gingrich insists he'll run until Romney has 1,144 delegates (article and short video)

    03/26/2012 3:45:42 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies · 8+ views
    The Hill ^ | 3-26-12 | Sink
    Newt Gingrich insisted Monday that he would continue in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination until Mitt Romney secured the 1,144 delegates necessary to clinch the nomination, saying 'a whole new conversation' would occur if the frontrunner was also unable to hit the necessary total. "I think the morning that he gets 1,144 that are locked down, then I think he claim to be the nominee. But until then, he's not the nominee," Gingrich said on CNN. "Remember, I'm from Atlanta, where we were ahead by 10.5 games last year with only 28 games to go, and the Cardinals...
  • Jeb Bush and Republican amnesia

    03/26/2012 11:20:46 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 9 replies · 15+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 25, 2012 | Steve Chapman
    With the Republican presidential nomination almost in his grasp, Mitt Romney rolled out a notable endorsement last week, from a former governor of Florida. It was notable not because it's likely to change the mind of any voter, but because it required the Romney campaign to utter a four-letter word it has been loath to use: Bush.The presidential candidates never tire of reminding us theirs is the party of Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln. That the modern version is, more than anything else, the party of Bush is something they prefer to omit.The last two Republican presidents were members of...
  • Video: Obama Argues Against Obamacare

    03/26/2012 9:25:48 AM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies · 21+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 032612 | Guy Benson
    President Obama's prodigious flip-flop on the efficacy his signature health care law's individual mandate sits atop the list of his numerous "Etch-a-Sketch"-style political gyrations. During the 2008 campaign, he vehemently opposed Hillary Clinton's reform plan because of its inclusion of mandate. Four years later, his administration is in court defending the precise policy he opposed. This was not a minor or superficial distinction between Obama and his former Democratic rival; it was one of the brightest lines Obama drew to separate the two campaigns' (relatively similar) approaches to government expansionism. As this Buzzfeed video demonstrates, this was a point candidate...
  • VIDEO: NEWT ADDRESSES THE PENNSYLVANIA LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

    03/25/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Newt.org ^ | March 25, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich addressed the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
  • Dome: Newt Gingrich brings campaign to Raleigh this week

    03/25/2012 8:49:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The News & Observer ^ | Sun, Mar 25, 2012 05:47 AM | staff reports
    Newt Gingrich will campaign in Raleigh this week – the first GOP candidate to visit North Carolina since the state’s May 8 primary became a player in the presidential contest. Gingrich is expected to spend all day Wednesday making appearances in Raleigh, meeting with voters and receiving the endorsements of local lawmakers. The details for the events are not yet available, said Marc Rotterman with Rotterman & Associates, a local political firm consulting for the Gingrich campaign. A number of GOP presidential candidates – including Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann – used the state as an ATM during...
  • Gingrich plans Thursday arrival in Wisconsin

    03/25/2012 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 32 replies · 5+ views
    Journal Sentinel ^ | March 25, 2012 12:20 p.m. | Bill Glauber
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is due to kick off his Wisconsin presidential primary campaign Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. rally at Marquette University's Weaver Auditorium. According to a schedule released by the campaign, Gingrich plans a 4 p.m. rally Friday at Kroll's West in Green Bay. On Saturday morning, he is scheduled to appear at the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition's
  • Obama Aide Spars With Gingrich Over Fla. Killing

    03/25/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 25, 2012 | Siobhan Gorman
    The killing of an unarmed black teenager in Florida became a presidential campaign issue Sunday as David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, fired back at Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich. On Friday, Mr. Obama spoke out for the first time on the killing of Trayvon Martin, saying, “If I had a son, he would look just like Trayvon.” Mr. Gingrich, speaking Friday on Fox News’s “Sean Hannity Show,” called Mr. Obama’s statement “disgraceful,” adding, “Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him?”...
  • Why Gingrich Should Stay in the GOP race all the way to Tampa Convention

    03/25/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 41 replies · 8+ views
    March 25, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich is so valuable to the American Conservative movement in America. This is why Newt should stay in the race all the way to the convention in August. Everyday, Newt clearly expresses conservative policy, positions, plans and Obama rebuttals. Newt pushes and explains doable plans for energy, Social Security, Iran etc every week, where Santorum and Romney are talking pious generalities. Let's face it. The other thing that Newt is doing with his substantive speeches and TV radio appearances is he is showing the world that he is solid presidential material. So if Mitt or Rick continue to screw...
  • Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives Additional $5.5 Million to Pro-Gingrich Super-PAC.

    03/24/2012 10:26:25 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson contributed another $5.5 million to Winning Our Future, the super-PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, according to Federal Election Commission documents filed Tuesday. The former House Speaker has vowed to stay in the race until the Tampa, Fla., convention in August, and denies that he’s only being kept afloat by the large donations from Adelson. “I have 176,000 supporters at newt.org — they want me to stay in the race. I really represent their interests as individuals," he told CBS last week, claiming that "95 percent have given less than $250" — meaning they haven't hit their legal...
  • Gingrich sticks to script despite tough odds in Saturday’s Louisiana primary

    03/24/2012 12:27:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    NEW ORLEANS--It was less a campaign speech and more a general studies lecture. Standing against the backdrop of a chalkboard and two massive charts featuring the periodic table, Newt Gingrich spent his final campaign event ahead of Saturday's Louisiana primary addressing a classroom full of Tulane University students. For nearly 45 minutes, the former House speaker talked at length about an array of somewhat unexpected subjects, including the Wright Brothers feud with the Smithsonian over the birth of modern aviation—an analogy he made to highlight private enterprise versus over-the-top government spending. He described himself as a "dreamer" and defended his...
  • Newt Gingrich Slams Obama's 'Disgraceful' Comments

    Newt Gingrich today hit out at Barack Obama's intervention in the case of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, calling the President's comments 'disgraceful' and racially divisive. Mr Obama heightened the national outcry over Trayvon Martin's death when he called for a thorough investigation into the case and expressed sympathy with the boy's parents. Martin's killing by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Orlando has sparked nationwide calls - led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton - for Zimmerman to be arrested. But GOP presidential candidate Mr Gingrich said Mr Obama's remarks were 'dividing the country up', and...
  • What the 2012 election boils down to.

    03/23/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 23, 2012 | Mark Vogl
    Unlike every other election where people like Sean Hannity call it "the most important election" each and every time, this election does have some serious importance, especially if the Supreme Court rules against the states and the Constitution and finds for Obama Care. Should that happen, this election will be the last chance to reverse course before we enter the Euro - socialist world and destroy the foundations ofthe United States of America. So this election is kinda important. How do the candidates stack up? Who can you support as a conservative and why? Sarah Palin is my choice, and...
  • Newt: Why does Obama 'behave the way that people would think' he's Muslim?

    03/23/2012 6:55:35 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-23-12 | Haberman
    Newt Gingrich continues to grapple with accusations that his stump speech riff about President Obama attacking Christians is a dog whistle that the president is Muslim. He was then pressed about whether he was concerned that polls find people continue to think Obama is a Muslim. "Why does the president behave the way that people would think that?" Gingrich said in response. "You have to ask why would they believe that? It's not cause they're stupid. It's because they watch the kind of things I just described to you." Gingrich frequently rails on the administration for "anti-religious bigotry" and claims...
  • Gingrich Calls Obama’s Trayvon Martin Remarks ‘Disgraceful’

    03/23/2012 5:41:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 133 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | 3-23-12 | Dover
    President Obama’s remarks today about the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin drew scowls from GOP presidential contender New Gingrich, who called them “disgraceful” and divisive. “What the president said in a sense is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like,” Gingrich said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. President Obama today offered a personal reflection on the tragic shooting the Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, saying the incident requires all Americans to “do some soul searching.” “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids,” Obama told reporters.... Gingrich said on the radio show:...
  • Romney gets positive review from DeMint, hits back at Santorum

    03/23/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    "Excited" after a meeting Thursday with Mitt Romney, tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint urged fellow Republicans to be realistic and rally around the party's eventual nominee, making his plea the same day the ex-governor's chief rival suggested voters would be as well off with President Barack Obama as they would Romney. In addition to fundraising events, Romney was in Washington to hold talks with DeMint as well as legislators from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which hold primaries next month. The legislators included House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, according to GOP aides. "I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited...
  • Fehrnstrom’s Etch a Sketch,Romney’s adviser has been helping candidates erase inconvenient...

    03/23/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | 032312 | William Saletan
    Is Mitt Romney an Etch a Sketch? No way, say Romney’s aides. They insist that when Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN Wednesday morning and compared the campaign to an Etch a Sketch, he was talking strictly about the mechanics of general elections, not about Romney’s malleability. But before you buy that explanation, look at what Fehrnstrom has said in previous years. He’s been erasing his candidates’ positions for a long time. In 1994, Romney ran for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. He had been a pro-life abortion counselor in the Mormon Church, but a private campaign poll warned...
  • My Vision Of Newt Gingrich

    03/23/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Cindy of Nashville · 47 replies
    Cindy Kay
    I picture Newt Gingrich as an old seasoned sea captain, with the captain's hat and the pipe standing at the helm of the USS America, calmly, with ruthless brilliance righting our ship that has lost it's course. He's the only one who knows where the the reefs and sandbars are and can prevent a ship wreck. If people don't start letting him have the wheel, we're going to all need life jackets.
  • Rick Santorum: Planned Parenthood’s #1 Most Feared Enemy

    03/23/2012 4:43:43 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Bandita ^ | March 22, 2012 | Lisa Graas
    My friend Paul Cooper ( follow on Twitter ) at Pajamas Media offers Planned Parenthood’s 10 Most Feared Enemies in 2012. Guess who made #1. That’s right. Rick Santorum! Rick has been accused of wanting to fund Planned Parenthood because he has voted for the very same appropriations bills legendary pro-lifer Henry Hyde has voted for which, unfortunately, and against his wishes, included funding for Planned Parenthood. There are some things that are simply not possible to accomplish without a pro-life majority in Congress, and no one has done more to “move the needle” (as Rick says) than Rick Santorum....
  • Texas Could Play a Role in the GOP Presidential Race

    03/23/2012 4:41:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | March 23, 2012 | Jay Root
    Texas is usually flyover country in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination. But this year could be different, even with a delayed primary. Although former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is leading former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania in the hunt for delegates, it is next to impossible for Romney to wrap things up before the Texas primary on May 29. And Santorum has led most public opinion polls in conservative Texas, which has the country’s second-largest number of delegates at stake, with 155. Two other factors point toward a competitive Texas race: Gov. Rick Perry’s endorsement of...
  • Gingrich: I'm staying in the race (CNN Video 3/22/12- 2 min)

    03/22/2012 9:45:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    Cnn-Piers Morgan ^ | 2-22-12 | Piers Morgan
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he is "staying in the race." CNN's Piers Morgan has more.
  • Gingrich: The goal is to defeat Obama

    03/22/2012 8:15:34 PM PDT · by VinL · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 3-22-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich spoke up in defense of Mitt Romney Thursday night, insisting any Republican presidential candidate would be a better president than Barack Obama. "I want to start with something Rick said tonight that I frankly was very surprised that he said and that I hope he's taking back,” Gingrich told the Baton Rouge Tea Party event crowd referring to Rick Santorum’s comments earlier today. Santorum, speaking in San Antonio, Texas this afternoon took a swipe at Romney, saying, "If you’re going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a...
  • Breaking: Newt at Baton Rouge Tea Party Forum

    03/22/2012 6:38:28 PM PDT · by red flanker · 44 replies
    CNN Live ^ | March 22, 2012
    Newt Gingrich at Baton Rouge Tea Party Forum. Straw poll to be taken later in the evening. Newt to also appear on CNN's Piers Morgan program at 10pm eastern.
  • GOP Rule Won’t Block Gingrich’s Chances

    03/22/2012 11:07:20 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 25 replies
    ABC News/The Note ^ | Chris Good
    If Newt Gingrich fails to win five states, he might not be eligible in the first round of voting at the Republican National Convention. That doesn’t mean he can’t be the nominee, and it may not even complicate his chances any further than they already have been... [...] If no candidate wins on the first round of voting, primary and caucus results will matter progressively less. Some states’ delegates are bound by primary results only through the first round of convention voting. Others’ are bound through the second and third. If Gingrich enters the convention ineligible, he can still win...
  • Nixon was Tricky Dick. Now we have Sketchy Romney

    03/22/2012 10:39:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Perfect name for him! Even better than Huntsman's "well-oiled weathervane"
  • Rick Perry Sticking with Gingrich?

    03/22/2012 6:56:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    March 22, 2012 Rick Perry sticking with Gingrich? Former presidential candidate sounds off
  • Man calls Obama Muslim, Gingrich doesn't correct

    03/22/2012 6:11:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies · 2+ views
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | March 22, 2012 | Chris Welch
    Lake Charles, Louisiana (CNN) – During a question and answer session in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday, a man stood up and said that, among other things, President Obama "is a Muslim." "I believe that Obama is not stupid," the man began. "I also believe that, number one, Obama is a Muslim." The man went on to say he also believes that Obama is a "student of Saul Alinsky," a man known for community organizing and whom Gingrich often calls out for his "radicalism." The man did not pose a question but wanted a response from the presidential hopeful. The former...
  • Gingrich: Obama's No Friend of Renewable Energy

    03/22/2012 5:48:29 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    March 21, 2012 Gingrich: Obama's no friend of renewable energy GOP presidential candidate on why advocates of renewable energy should be outraged at the Obama administration
  • Mark Levin Bucks Conservative Media Trend, Comes to Gingrich’s Defense.

    03/22/2012 5:16:55 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    While much of the conservative movement has seemingly lined up to oppose former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s ascent in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, high-profile defenders of Gingrich have been few and far between. But Gingrich does have one outspoken defender, conservative talker and author of “Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America,” Mark Levin. “I’m going to tell you something. Newt Gingrich was the former Republican Speaker of the House, the first Republican Speaker of the House in almost half a century, and he was fighting the Democrats and to win the House of Representatives before most of the...
  • It won’t work, Rick

    03/21/2012 9:43:04 PM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies · 2+ views
    NYpost ^ | 3-22-12 | Poderetz
    Rick Santorum surely knows he has no way to win the Republican race after his thumping in Illinois on Tuesday night. After his commanding win there, Mitt Romney not only has more than twice the delegates (560 to 246), but a third again as many votes nationwide as Santorum (4.1 million to 2.8 million). Newt Gingrich knows he can’t win the nomination; that’s why he was in DC last weekend looking at cherry blossoms with a Secret Service detail surrounding him. The race is over for them. Romney has beaten them. Of the 34 contests thus far, Romney has won...
  • Santorum Shows Lying is a Necessary Habit He Employs to Get Ahead.

    03/21/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 93 replies · 3+ views
    Yakima Conservative Examiner ^ | March 19, 2012 | Kara L. Kraemer
    The media is smearing Gingrich right and left while going relatively light on Santorum. We don't know who he is, we haven't examined his record thoroughly, we blindly believe in faith the statements he as a Christian family man uses to make a quick point, and he is the last one standing to experience the negative carpet bombing from Mitt Romney.
  • GOP Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich ‘On the Record’ (Greta video)

    03/21/2012 9:04:20 PM PDT · by VinL · 17 replies · 7+ views
    Greta ^ | 3-21-12 | Greta
    Watch our interview with the former House Speaker...
  • The Day In Etch-A-Sketch: How The Political Machine Overran Romney

    03/21/2012 7:22:53 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 17 replies · 2+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | March 21, 2012 | Benjy Sarlin
    And they say bipartisanship is dead. Wednesday morning was supposed to be a high point for Mitt Romney, who secured one of the the most sought-after endorsements of the cycle in former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after an easy win in Illinois. Instead, a coalition of Democratic and Republican political operatives used every possible tool at their disposal, from cutting-edge social media to old-school political theater, to spoil his day completely. The story began with a gaffe by Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom, who responded to a CNN reporter’s question about whether his candidate had moved too far to the right...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney as supposed rivalry with Sarah Palin intensifies

    03/21/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Michael Essany
    On Wednesday, former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. But some believe the Bush endorsement may actually have more to do with Sarah Palin (and her tacit endorsements of Newt Gingrich) than Mitt Romney. "I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Partyąs nomination," Bush announced Wednesday. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed." To state categorically that some in...
  • Conservative Self-destruction (follow-up): How Conservatives are selling downselves down the river

    03/21/2012 1:58:12 PM PDT · by techno · 4 replies
    March 21, 2012 | techno
    A couple of days I ago I wrote a piece arguing from a macro-point of view that conservatives were saying and doing things during this GOP primary season which were essentially causing their own political self-destruction and selling themselves down the river. But before I go any further what does "selling down the river" mean? It means to betray in such a manner that it causes serious difficulty for the one betrayed. Inherent in the phrase as it manifests itself is the feeling of separation or estrangement, the feeling of being uprooted, dislocated, and discombobulated, the perpetration of deceit or...
  • VIDEO: Gingrich campaigns with Etch-A-Sketch (Rick follows)

    03/21/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 3-21-12 | Piering
    Newt Gingrich is joining team Obama by mocking Mitt Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom's "Etch-A-Sketch" comments today. Asked about how Romney would handle his pivot from primary to general election, Fehrnstrom said, “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes." Fehrnstrom said on CNN, "It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again." After highlighting Mitt Romney's inconsistancy on the issues, Gingrich handed the Etch-A-Sketch to a child in the audience and said, "Here you go, you can now be a presidential candidate." Obama's SuperPAC has...
  • Romney holds small lead nationally [See Palin results in poll]

    03/21/2012 11:19:14 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 41 replies · 4+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | March 21, 2012
    PPP's newest national poll finds that Mitt Romney leads with 34% to 31% for Rick Santorum, 20% for Newt Gingrich, and 9% for Ron Paul. But if Gingrich dropped out Santorum would have a small lead with 41% to 40% for Romney and 11% for Paul.46% of Republican primary voters actually do think it's time for Gingrich to drop out, while 42% think he should continue on. 48% of his supporters would go to Santorum, while 33% would pick Romney. Gingrich dropping out being worth 4 points to Santorum is also what we found on our Illinois poll over...
  • Newt's drive to the White House (On $2.50 Gas?)

    03/21/2012 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/21/2012 | Ron Reale
    It is now more obvious than ever that Newt Gingrich should stay in this race. If for no other reason he needs to do so to keep repeating his questions and answers on fuel. Over the coming months he needs to get others to repeat and spread the truth about our oil capacities and this is the way to do it. Keeping the debate going will spotlight the current debacle that is the Administration’s oil policy, the effects of Obama’s unemployment rates and the rest of the economic questions that plague us because of Obama, front and center in the...
  • Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

    03/21/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Fred · 197 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 032112 | Greg Sargent
    Think Progress flags an amazing exchange on CNN, in which Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Mitt Romney, seems to confirm that the conservative positions Romney has been forced to take during the primary won’t be a big deal because he can simply erase them once he becomes the GOP nominee: HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election? FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like...
  • Why is President Obama so rattled by Newt Gingrich?

    03/20/2012 8:07:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    FoxNews.como ^ | 3/20/2012 | Liz Peek
    There are good reasons for Mr. Obama’s discomfort. First is the almost immediate hit to the president’s popularity when gasoline prices go up. Rightly or wrongly, Americans hold him accountable. In fact, the president is vulnerable on this topic. He has consistently portrayed fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas as energy products of the past while expressing an almost unimaginably naďve optimism about the potential of alternatives. His attachment to high-cost “green” energy has played well with environmentalists but for most of the country – the roughly 50% not concerned about global warming -- it is increasingly...
  • Gingrich Worries About 'Committing A Santorum'

    03/20/2012 9:22:10 PM PDT · by VinL · 102 replies
    CNN via wibw.com ^ | March 20, 2012 | Reporter: CNN
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Rick Santorum "probably didn't mean to" say that he doesn't care about the unemployment rate but that it still illustrates a broader problem with the former Pennsylvania senator.</p> <p>"I know that Santorum probably didn't mean to say it, but it's what he said," Gingrich said. "And, you know, when you're going to take on an incumbent President of the United States you better know what you believe. You better be able to say it very vividly. Can you imagine a Barack Obama dealing with somebody who says he doesn't care about the unemployment rate?"</p>
  • Santorum Campaign Takes New Tack on Gingrich

    03/20/2012 8:54:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    The Caucus ^ | 3-20-12 | Seelye
    The Santorum campaign appears to be taking a slightly new tack on Newt Gingrich’s continued presence in the race. Instead of calling on Mr. Gingrich to drop out of the race, they called for Mr. Gingrich’s supporters to come to their side. “It’s time for Gingrich supporters to get behind us if they truly want to have a conservative candidate; it’s up to Newt Gingrich to decide what his future is,” John Brabender, Mr. Santorum’s top strategist, told reporters after Mr. Santorum and a crowd of about 200 people had left the hotel ballroom here where Mr. Santorum had conceded...
  • Gingrich Says He Will Stay in Race and Stop Romney

    03/20/2012 8:11:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 86 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | 3/20/12 | Shear
    Newt Gingrich said Tuesday night that “phase one” for himself and Rick Santorum in the days ahead must be stopping Mitt Romney from getting enough delegates to claim the Republican presidential nomination. Having skipped campaigning in Illinois and faced with mounting campaign debts, Mr. Gingrich said on Fox News that he was staying in the race because he believes voters would choose him as the nominee after rejecting Mr. Romney. If Mr. Romney fails to get the 1,144 delegates he needs to wrap up the nomination, Mr. Gingrich said that “then we’ll have a real conversation about who can best...
  • Illinois Republican Primary

    03/20/2012 5:25:48 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | Staff
    The Race in Illinois Mitt Romney and his allies have pounded Rick Santorum on television and radio, especially in the expensive market of Chicago, where the suburban vote could prove decisive for Mr. Romney. Mr. Santorum was still hoping for a strong vote from downstate Illinois — abutting two states where he won, Iowa and Missouri — but his aides indicated that their hopes were fading in light of the heavy advertising campaign against him. Mr. Romney’s aides believe a comfortable victory could be at hand on Tuesday, but Mr. Santorum and the rest of the field showed no signs...
  • IL GOP Primary (Live Thread)

    03/20/2012 4:21:26 PM PDT · by parksstp · 90 replies
    03-20-2012
    Did not see a thread started for tonight. About 50 mintues before polls close. Tonight, it's important to keep track of the actual delegate count. Even though Romney will likely be projected the winner within 30 minutes, the delegate math will what's important. Romney has solid leads in the 7 CD's in Northern IL/Around Chicago. These total about 19 Delegates 3 Congressional Districts covering North/Mid state are too close to call. These total about 9 Delegates. Santorum's got the edge in the Downstate 8 Congressional Districts. These total about 26 Delegates. Depending on how the 3 CD's swing, it is...