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  • Pro-Romney 'super PAC' nears $40 million spent against Santorum, Newt

    03/29/2012 8:54:56 PM PDT · by Fred · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 032912 | Kim Geiger and Maloy Moore
    If attracting the attention – and the dollars – of the "super PAC" backing Mitt Romney is any indication of clout in the 2012 presidential campaign, Rick Santorum notched a new distinction this week as he became the candidate who had suffered the largest barrage of negative spending by the PAC. As this interactive graphic shows, the pro-Romney “Restore Our Future” super PAC has been the powerhouse in the presidential race, spending more than $39 million since early December to oppose Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Gingrich had been the key target in December and January, but that trend shifted suddenly in early...
  • Gingrich sugar daddy: Romney is “like Obama”

    03/29/2012 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 032912 | Joel Connelly
    The Las Vegas casino magnate who poured $16 million into Newt Gingrich’s “SuperPAC”, and is being courted by Mitt Romney, feels that Romney is “like Obama.” Sheldon Adelson, president of the Las Vegas Sands, held forth at the Jewish Federation of America’s annual Tribefest, while wearing an “Obama oy vey” button, in remarks picked up by and reported in the Las Vegas Sun. “The problem with Romney, he’s not the bold decision maker like Newt Gingrich is,” said Adelson. “Every time I talk to him, he says, ‘Well, let me thing about it’. Everything I’ve said to Mitt, ‘Let me...
  • Gingrich says no deal after a secret talk with Romney

    03/29/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/29/2012 | By Ralph Z. Hallow
    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich met secretly with GOP rival Mitt Romney on Saturday, according to a source close to the campaign, but the former House speaker says he has made no deal to end his bid for the GOP nomination. Mr. Gingrich, responding to questions from The Washington Times, did not deny the meeting, but explicitly said he hasn’t been offered a position in a potential Romney administration in exchange for dropping out. Nor, he said, is there a deal to have Mr. Romney’s big donors help retire Mr. Gingrich’s campaign debt of more than $1 million. “There is...
  • Adelson on Gingrich: It’s the end of the line ("And I like Rick, but I don't want him as President")

    03/29/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Bad news for Newt Gingrich, courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun and the Jewish Journal: the big bucks behind his super-PAC says that the former Speaker has reached “the end of his line” in the nomination process. Sheldon Adelson has bad news for Gingrich’s competitors, too, with tart words for both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. However, Adelson wasn’t the only hope of Romney and Santorum for staying competitive in the nomination chase, either: In some of his first public comments on the presidential race, Las Vegas Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson candidly described GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s dwindling chances...
  • Newt Gingrich ‘Social Security’ Speech at Georgetown University – Washington, DC – March 28 2012

    03/29/2012 6:28:24 AM PDT · by mitchell001 · 6 replies
    electad.com ^ | March 29, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Newt Gingrich's Georgetown University speech yesterday was rich with facts, stories and plans for the USA. See the link to video. However, I cannot name one memorable Santorum proposal or one memorable Romney proposal. The GOP has to take a another look at Newt for President at the Convention. The media and fatcats have poisoned Newt's candidacy. Keep listening to Newt and be honest. Knowing your children's future is in the balance, who do you want leading the US in the next four years?.......Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama. To me and many others, the answer is obviously.....Gingrich.
  • Gingrich great Georgetown speech. On other hand, name 1 Santorum & 1 Romney memorable proposal

    Newt Gingrich's Georgetown University speech yesterday was rich with facts, stories and plans for the USA. See the link to video. However, I cannot name one memorable Santorum proposal or one memorable Romney proposal. The GOP has to take a another look at Newt for President at the Convention. The media and fatcats have poisoned Newt's candidacy. Keep listening to Newt and be honest. Knowing your children's future is in the balance, who do you want leading the US in the next four years?.......Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama. To me and many others, the answer is obviously.....Gingrich.
  • Gingrich revamps campaign to deny Romney delegates

    03/29/2012 4:50:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | Kasie Hunt
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drastically reorganizing his money- and delegate-deprived campaign, scaling back a traditional operation to focus on low-cost social media and an effort to cajole delegates to back him over front-runner Mitt Romney. One-third of Gingrich's campaign staff has been laid off and his campaign manager has been asked to resign, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said Tuesday night. The new strategy hinges on preventing Romney from winning the 1,144 delegates he needs for the nomination, Hammond said. Gingrich plans to spend much less time in primary states and will instead personally call delegates to try to...
  • Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)!

    03/29/2012 1:19:36 AM PDT · by koinonia · 37 replies
    U.S. Politics Online ^ | March 24, 2012 | Concerned Citizen
    Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)! Popular, young and strong on Values, dynamic Senator Rick Santorum wins, with a large, absolute Majority of Votes, against the Unpopular, old and flip-flop Millionaire Mitt Romney, if Gingrich (who has lost in too many States), at last, steps aside, recent Polls reveal : For example, the Front Runner among Conservatives, Santorum, could crush Romney, with 55 % against only 33 % respectively, if Gingrich stepped aside, i.e. with a Winning margin up to + 21%, according to the latest Luisiana Polls by Magelan Strategies BR, of the 19...
  • Newt Gingrich ‘Social Security’ Speech at Georgetown University – Washington, DC – March 28 2012

    03/28/2012 8:04:36 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 10 replies
    ElectAd ^ | March 28, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Mr. Newt is not done yet...get that fat lady the hell out of FreeRepublic. Here is the Link: http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-social-security-speech-at-georgetown-university-washington-dc-march-28-2012/
  • Newt: No deal with Romney to end campaign (Newt met with Mitt!)

    03/28/2012 7:31:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 25 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 3-28-12 | Hallow
    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently met in secret with GOP rival Mitt Romney at the former Massachusetts governor’s hotel in New Orleans, according to a Gingrich admirer close to the former Georgia congressman’s campaign. Mr. Gingrich did not deny the meeting in his response to questions from The Washington Times, but did deny he had cut any deal to end his struggling presidential bid. The two Republican rivals met at 7 a.m. Saturday, the morning of the Louisiana primary that would turn out to be another in a series of dismal defeats for Mr. Gingrich, leaving the man who...
  • A Gingrich Exit May Benefit Romney (Not Santorum) Brody File

    03/28/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies
    The Brody File ^ | 032812 | David Brody
    We’ve heard a lot about how if Newt Gingrich gets out of the race that will benefit Rick Santorum. But a new CNN poll doesn’t suggest that at all. In fact, it suggests Mitt Romney would increase his lead. See below from the poll. "If you recalculate the GOP horse race using the Gingrich voters' second choice, Romney's lead over Santorum grows to fifteen percentage points, 45% for Romney and 30% for Santorum, compared to the ten-point margin Romney currently has in the four-man field," says Holland. "Take Paul out of the picture and reallocate his supporters to their second...
  • Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says (comments on VP slot)

    03/28/2012 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Fred · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 032812 | KIM GEIGER
    excerpt... Turning to Romney, Adelson sounded frustrated by the former Massachusetts governor's unwillingness to commit to his causes. "He's not the bold decision-maker like Newt Gingrich is," Adelson said. "He doesn't want to - every time I talk to him, he says, 'Well, let me think about it.' " Adelson said he had talked to both Romney and Gingrich about agreeing to choose the other as a vice presidential nominee. Gingrich, he said, rebuffed the idea because it would make it harder to gain much-needed support from governors in other states.
  • Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney (RINO Spring migration continues)

    03/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 191 replies
    TPM Livewire ^ | 09:33 PM EST 03/28/2012 | Sara Libby
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for president Tuesday night on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News. "I am gonna endorse Mitt Romney. He offers such a start contrast to the president's record," the senator said. "I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now." On rumors he's on the short list to be vice president, Rubio said,"I don't believe I'm going to be asked ... that's not what I want."
  • Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says

    03/28/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    TYhe Telegraph ^ | 3-28-12 | Geiger
    Casino titan Sheldon Adelson, who has almost single-handedly bankrolled a "super PAC" backing Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, now believes Gingrich is "at the end of his line.".... Speaking to a group outside his Las Vegas hotel and casino, The Venetian, Adelson earlier this week criticized GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, but acknowledged that his preferred candidate has little hope of becoming the nominee.... 'Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can't get anywhere near the numbers, and there's not - unlikely there'll be a brokered convention." Adelson, along with his wife and children, has donated $16.5 million to Winning Our...
  • Schumer: ObamaCare "Off The Table" For Romney As Campaign Issue

    03/28/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Fred · 36 replies
    RTTNews ^ | 032812 | RTTNews
    A top Democrat in the Senate took a rare direct shot at GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday, arguing that Romney's past support of health care reform means the issue is "off the table" during the fall elections. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, the Democratic Conference vice chairman and former head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, blasted Romney during an outdoor press conference near the Supreme Court. The court is spending this week reviewing the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law that is President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Schumer said Romney's support of a...
  • Breaking: Gingrich replaces campaign manager, lays off 1/3 of staff — to focus on the convention

    03/27/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 143 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    Clearly it's his campaign manager and the staff who are the problem.Alternate headline: “Gingrich finally approaching the fifth stage of grief.” It’s largely a strategy of necessity: The former House Speaker is a distant third in delegates, behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. His campaign-finance report for February, released last week, showed more debt ($1.55 million) than cash on hand ($1.54 million).DeSantis said the former Speaker will continue to visit states with primaries, but will have a less intense campaign schedule. DeSantis promised that the campaign will be “more positive and ideas-focused,” eschewing attacks on Republican rivals. The aide said...
  • Exclusive: Newt Gingrich cuts staff, aims at Tampa

    03/27/2012 7:34:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-27-12 | Allen
    Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign’s full-time staff, and has replaced his manager as part of what aides are calling a “big-choice convention” strategy, communications director Joe DeSantis told POLITICO. Michael Krull, a former advance man and a college friend of Callista Gingrich’s who took over the campaign after a staff exodus in June, was replaced last weekend by Vince Haley, who has worked for Gingrich for nine years and currently is deputy campaign manager and policy director. “We’re focusing exclusively on what it’ll take to win what...
  • Barton and Burgess say they will stand by Gingrich till the end (Me, too!)

    03/27/2012 7:17:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 9 replies
    DallasNews ^ | 3/27/12 | Walsh
    Despite mounting pressure on Newt Gingrich to withdraw from the GOP presidential race, his backers in the Texas congressional delegation are sticking by the former House speaker. Reps. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, and Joe Barton , R-Arlington, both said this week that they will support Gingrich for as long as he is in the race. "We have an opportunity to really fundamentally change the nature of how business is done in Washington, D.C., and I think Speaker Gingrich is the person to do that," Burgess said in an interview. As for frontrunners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, Burgess said he doesn't...
  • 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...