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  • Conservatives ally for a reset of election expectations (RINOs: we shouldn't seek conservatives)

    04/06/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some influential conservative thinkers have concluded that Mitt Romney’s struggle to ignite voter enthusiasm reflects a more serious problem for Republicans in setting unrealistic expectations for their presidential nominee. Calling their alliance Project Liberty, the newly formed group says the former Massachusetts governor cannot beat President Obama unless tea party members and the GOP’s activists — including conservatives on the Republican National Committee — adjust their mindset about insisting on a fully formed, ideologically reliable candidate as their standard-bearer.... Project Liberty backers have concluded that Mr. Romney will not win the White House on the basis of something he is...
  • Santorum’s campaign releases their delegate count: Romney 571, Santorum 342

    04/06/2012 7:41:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 5th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This is interesting. There’s a lot of issues as to how this will be handled at the convention by the RNC as they explain below, but their numbers certainly look better than the media’s counts. I’m sure they will be analyzed quite at bit in the coming days: The Media’s Delegate Math is Wrong There are a couple of fundamental flaws with the delegate counts that the media keeps that reveals that this race is much closer than they report: 1)      Florida, Arizona, and quite possibly Puerto Rico will be proportional rather than Winner Take All.  They broke RNC rules...
  • Santorum's private meetings focused on his way forward

    04/05/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 April 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Rick Santorum participated in two meetings with conservative leaders on Thursday which focused on his candidacy, but not on whether rival Newt Gingrich should end his, sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN. "There was some frustration about the fact that Gingrich wasn't in Wisconsin, and if his vote had gone to Santorum then Santorum would have won, but I would not in any way say that meeting focused on getting Gingrich out," one participant said. This source and others spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity because of the non-public nature of the meeting.
  • Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'

    04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    Tonwhall ^ | 4-5-12 | Kate Hicks
    Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over. Ouch. As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only...
  • Gingrich group files for bankruptcy

    04/05/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 5, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    In another black eye for Newt Gingrich, the flagship of what's known in Washington as "Newt, Inc.," has filed for bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, The Gingrich Group LLC, doing business as the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. (Chapter 7 is "the chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for 'liquidation,' that is, the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors," as defined by the federal courts.) The vast majority of Gingrich's net worth is tied up in the Gingrich Group....
  • Newt in Autumn

    04/02/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Haley understands why many politicos interpret Gingrich’s maneuvers as a retreat. Haley’s job, as he sees it, is to keep the campaign in survival mode until then — out of debt, in the news, and prepared for a floor debate. “We clearly have an opportunity to win,” Haley says. “Now, it’s clear from the delegate math that we have an almost impossible hurdle. But we also believe that Romney will have a very difficult time reaching the necessary 1,144 delegates he needs to be the nominee. If the Republican National Committee follows its rules regarding Florida and Arizona, Romney will...
  • Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt [Newt: "Student Loans a Ponzi Scheme"]

    04/03/2012 1:58:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Florida Times Union - Jacksonville ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Raum
    Surging above $1 trillion, U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt. This debt explosion jeopardizes the fragile recovery, increases the burden on taxpayers and possibly sets the stage for a new economic crisis. ............. Newt Gingrich calls student loans a "Ponzi scheme" under which students spend the borrowed money now but will "have to pay off the national debt" later in life as taxpayers.... Lifting student debt higher and higher is the escalating cost of attending schools, with tuition increasing far faster than the rate of inflation. And enrollment has been rising for years, a trend...
  • Gingrich says he is confident he can earn the GOP nomination

    04/04/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 99 replies
    NBC-17 -NCarolina ^ | 4-4-12 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks with media at the state GOP headquarters in Raleigh. (EDIT- Newt's take on the current state of the primary starts at the 5 minute mark.)
  • Romney’s Vicious Attack Ads Against Conservatives May Doom Romney Now or in November

    04/04/2012 7:34:47 PM PDT · by VinL · 100 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4-4-12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Coming off of his primary wins in liberal Maryland and DC and a relentlessly negative campaign in Wisconsin, Mitt Romney’s campaign has signaled to the other candidates for the Republican nomination for President that there will be no let-up in the negative tenor of his campaign going into Pennsylvania and the other spring primaries. Mitt Romney As Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla noted, the “defining feature of the 2012 Republican presidential primary race” has been Romney’s relentlessly negative campaign. According to Przybyla’s research, “Since the contests began, Restore Our Future has spent $35 million on commercials attacking Santorum and Newt Gingrich” and...
  • Two Thirds Want Newt to Stay in - 55% Don't Trust Romney

    04/04/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT · by rightjb · 60 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/4/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    KEEP FIGHTING NEWT!That’s the message from the GOP.  Only 26% want to crown Mitt and call it a day.  Only 32% of Republican voters think it should only be Romney and Rick.  And 42% respond to the Romney/Rick show with “none of the above.”There are a couple of reasons for this in my opinion.  First, it is clear that many of us find RINO Romney simply the wrong rival to wrest control from the Cloward-Piven in Chief.  It turns out even the GOP INSIDERS may agree as Joe Scarborough spills in this morning spew: (h/t LegalInsurrection.com)Continued at: http://www.politijim.com/2012/04/two-thirds-of-gop-want-newt-to-continue.html
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Newt was right?]

    04/03/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Israel Today ^ | April 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has come under a lot of fire for saying that the "Palestinians" are an invented people. Most have ridiculed Gingrich by pointing out there are clearly millions of Arabs living in so-called "Palestine." But Gingrich wasn't talking about the physical presence of those people today, but rather the national identity they have adopted and the fact that most immigrated to the land not so long ago. In a televised address on Al-Hekma TV last week, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad basically backed up Gingrich's assessment, acknowledging that the...
  • Newt Gingrich vows to stay in GOP campaign until Tampa

    04/03/2012 9:19:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he isn’t leaving the party’s presidential race and is vowing to continue all the way to the nominating convention.
  • Romney Projected Winner in MD

    04/03/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT · by parksstp · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-03-2012 | CNN Live Results
    Harford County going 2-1 for Romney, means the 1st District is lost. Santorum only winning tiny Garrett at the moment in the 6th, but in all likelihood looks to be a sweep of all the delegates for Romney and possible majority win.
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Ipsos: 85%-99% chance of Obama winning

    04/03/2012 1:43:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 040312 | Paul Bedard
    Mitt Romney’s slow but seemingly successful trudge to the GOP nomination aside, President Obama is a virtual lock to win a second term, according to a blockbuster election analysis by Ipsos. The bottom line, said Ipsos’ polling director Clifford Young: If Obama’s weak approval rating stays at 47 percent, there is an 85 percent chance he wins reelection. Should it rise to 50 percent or better, which is the goal of the Obama-Biden campaign, he stands a 99 percent chance of winning. “The Republican primaries are nothing more than an interesting side-show to an eventual Obama victory,” said Young, managing...
  • Rick Santorum Lies About Multiple Documented ProChoice Statements

    04/02/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/2/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Rick Santorum: Consistently Pro-Lie ~ Part 2 In Rick's own words: "I was prochoice all my life" PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People http://bit.ly/HaVlBG
  • ‘Liberated’ from the Tea Party?

    04/02/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/2/2012 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In many ways, the story of the 2012 Republican primary has been the inability of Mitt Romney to win over more than a third of self-identified “strong Tea Party supporters” or “very conservative” voters. If he had received the support of those voters, even a slim majority of them, the race would almost certainly have been over weeks ago. Where Romney hasn’t yet succeeded with most grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers, he’s had remarkable success in the past two weeks gaining the support of their leaders... It would seem, then, that everyone associated with Romney’s campaign would avoid saying anything...
  • As Romney nears nod, GOP base nods off; Enthusiasm saved for Obama ouster

    04/02/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/1/2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Pledges of support from powerful Republicans last week may have edged Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination, but the former Massachusetts governor still struggles to fire the imaginations of most in his party — even the coveted endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida seemed underwhelming in tone. Mr. Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who also endorsed Mr. Romney last week, focused less on his qualifications for the presidency than on the vulnerabilities of President Obama. “[Mr. Romney‘s] challenge, assuming he gets the nomination, is to create more enthusiasm among...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Pick Conservative Platform

    04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning during a campaign stop in Maryland: if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee, pick a conservative platform. But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romney’s favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates. ““I will be going to Tampa, Callista and I will both be going to Tampa, because we are going to fight for a conservative platform,“ Gingrich said. “He [Romney] has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates. At that...
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/02/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/02/2012
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...
  • Gingrich: Israelis Should Be Worried About Obama

    CBS News) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said President Obama's comments about having more "flexibility" should be a sign of concern for allies, including Israel. "People have to worry about when a president who has already proven he is a radical says to a Russian president, 'Give me some space so I can get re-elected because then I'll have real flexibility' - you have to wonder," Gingrich said on CBS News' "Face the Nation." Gingrich told host Bob Schieffer that "you also have to ask yourself how many foreign leaders has he said that to without an open mic. How...
  • Rick Santorum is Right, It Takes a Family. Now, It Will Take a President

    04/01/2012 10:23:57 AM PDT · by tcg · 11 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/1/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ... I am deeply concerned... The dream called American is threatened. I share the growing sense that it is not because the American people have lost that dream, but, at least partially, because we have the wrong leaders in political office... I am disturbed to once again hear and read the mantra of the main stream media that the 2012 Presidential campaign is over. You know the drill; that Mitt Romney is the nominee to face President Obama and anyone who feels differently should stop their efforts and sing the song of the establishment... The lyrics have gone through revisions....
  • Gingrich speech spectacular. Santorum, Romney so so at Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Rally

    03/31/2012 2:19:18 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 56 replies
    http://www.cspan.org ^ | March 31, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Go to Cspan.org and watch the 3 GOP candidates speak at the Wisconsin Faith and Freedom Rally. Do you agree with me that Newt Gingrich knocked out of the park, while Santorum continues with his whining how he is better than Romney and Romney tells stories about senior citizens who cannot retire? Believe me, we may be in trouble with either Santorum or Romney. Newt would beat Obama in a landslide.
  • Gingrich's Take: Screwjob At the Pump

    March 30, 2012 Gingrich's take: Screwjob at the pump GOP presidential candidate sounds off on gas companies continuing to receive large subsidies while prices at the pump rise
  • Gingrich Camp Talks of Shared Ticket with Santorum

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – Just a few days out from the Wisconsin primary, Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, officially opened their state headquarters in Green Bay, a hotbed of Republican voters in the state. But for cynics who think the grand opening is just a shell game of keeping up appearances (recent polls show Gingrich running fourth behind Ron Paul in the state), the campaign would say they’re severely misguided: this office will be open through November, and it’s part of a grand strategy of securing the nomination in Tampa. While Wisconsin will award delegates mostly in a winner-take-all...
  • Gingrich, Paul and Santorum say yes to Texas debate

    03/30/2012 3:36:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 6 replies
    YourNewsNow ^ | 3-30-12 | Grady
    The Texas Republican Party is hoping to host a nationally televised Republican debate ahead of the state's May 29 primary. Today, State GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri said Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul have committed. Mitt Romney is the only hold-out. State party officials say they've reached out to the Romeny camp, and he's considering attending the debate. Munisteri said, "I am disappointed that Governor Romney has not yet committed to attending an official Republican Party of Texas event." He called it "disrespectful to all Texas Republicans for a candidate not to attend." According to Munisteri, an un-named major...
  • Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate

    03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 95 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-12 | Knoxville News Sentinel Staff
    Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican Party....to not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention. Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election. "Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee. "As a matter of information,...
  • Gingrich: Ryan endorsement 'a great achievement' for Romney ("I think he will probably get 1,144" )

    03/30/2012 8:37:02 AM PDT · by VinL · 81 replies
    TheHill ^ | 3-30-12 | Strauss
    Newt Gingrich called House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) endorsement of Mitt Romney a big win for the former Massachusetts governor. "It's a great achievement for Mitt Romney," Gingrich said Friday on Charlie Sykes's radio show. "Paul Ryan is one of the rising stars in the Republican Party." Gingrich said both the endorsement from Ryan and from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) earlier in the week were big gets for Romney. Absent from the entire interview was any criticism by Gingrich toward Romney or Rick Santorum, both of whom have maintained much stronger leads over the former House Speaker in...
  • Gingrich poised to push ahead after huddling with backers

    03/29/2012 11:12:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    msnbc ^ | March 29, 2012 | Michael O'Brien and Frank Thorp
    In the latest evidence that Newt Gingrich isn’t exiting the GOP race anytime soon, the former House speaker ended a closed-door meeting on Wednesday with his backers in Congress poised to push ahead with his campaign, possibly through the June 5 primary in California. When he sat down this week with 10 of the 11 lawmakers who have endorsed him, each of them took turns offering their assessment of the health of the Gingrich candidacy. While some of the lawmakers expressed misgivings about the toll his continuing in the race would take on the eventual Republican nominee, none of them...
  • Gingrich Camp: Picturing Newt's Convention Ascension

    03/29/2012 9:25:09 PM PDT · by VinL · 33 replies
    ABCNews ^ | 3-29-12 | Negrin
    If it were up to Newt Gingrich, when Republicans gather for the 4-day party that is their national convention in August, the GOP will remain divided... That scenario will open up the possibility of a "brokered" convention in August, one in which any of the candidates can win. Slim though the odds of that happening may be, a busted convention could deepen the wounds opened by two key primary voting groups: those who like Mitt Romney and those who think he's too moderate for the Republican Party. Yet Gingrich's supporters think that a convention fight would not only help the...
  • 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...