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  • 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 Speaks on Social Security, Draws Protest

    03/29/2012 1:52:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hoya ^ | March 29, 2012 | Matthew Strauss
    Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich stressed his desire to return the country to its religious values and reform social security Wednesday. Gingrich’s talk in Gaston Hall sparked a protest on Copley Lawn that drew about 20 students chanting and holding signs. At the lecture, Gingrich introduced a proposal to partially privatize social security. Under his plan, taxpayers would manage a private savings account with funds drawn from their paychecks. Contributions from employers would continue to fund the social security trust. “It turns out, according to the official actuary for social security, if...
  • 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...
  • The Math is insurmountable but Newt's role is important

    03/28/2012 9:31:43 PM PDT · by publius321 · 7 replies ^ | 3/28/2012 | Scott Ryan
    To summarize what I verbalize in this video: I support Santorum. The media is putting out red herrings about Santorum indicating he would accept a VP slot if Romney won the nomination. Santorum supporters support him for PRESIDENT – not Vice-President. A Romney/Santorum ticket would fail worse than the McCain/Palin ticket did. We need a brokered convention. If Newt dropped out of this race, a deal could be cut for the VP slot that could end this race and allow Romney to more easily procure the needed 1144 delegates to secure the nomination. Conclusion: Support Rick Santorum with your VOTE...
  • 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:
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rick Tyler: I believe Gingrich will go to Tampa (It's not over by any means, cheer up!)

    03/28/2012 9:29:57 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 14 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 28, 2012 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) Just hours before Newt Gingrich confirmed to reporters that he is so low on funds that he will be laying off a third of his staff, Rick Tyler, a senior adviser at the pro-Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future, said he thinks the candidate will go "all the way to the convention" - and that the super PAC will be there for him when he does..... Tyler, in an appearance on "Face to Face" taped on Tuesday, told host Bob Schieffer nothing short of an "extraordinary circumstance" would prevent his candidate from taking his candidacy to Tampa..... "He...
  • 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...
  • 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 7:09:15 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/12 | Mike 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, On Monday night, those...
  • Sarah Palin: The Audacity of Obama’s Intentions Revealed

    03/26/2012 6:24:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 39 replies · 88+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | March 26, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Whoever chooses to merely dismiss the significance of today’s exchange between our President and Russia’s President should have their intelligence and patriotism questioned. Let this exchange be a warning to voters: President Obama will have “more flexibility” to weaken us if he’s re-elected in November. He was caught speaking candidly to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev before a “hot mic” today (and surely one must believe he didn’t know the mics were still on; surely he’s not so audacious as to purposefully broadcast his intentions), as reported by ABC’s Jake Tapper. Here’s the exchange: President Obama: On all these issues, but...
  • 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....

    03/26/2012 7:21:13 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 17 replies · 52+ views
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | March 26, 2012 | Mr. Curmudgeon
    Armies of GOP establishment-friendly commentators tell us the Republican primary process is ugly and self-destructive. Further, they insist should Romney prove incapable of gathering the necessary delegates to secure a first-ballot nomination, horror of horrors, it will result in a tumultuous brokered convention.“The big change in American politics over the past two decades has been the decline of followership,” writes David Frum, the voice of the Republican establishment at “Party members expect the party to serve them – one major reason that both parties have drifted to the ideological extremes since the 1970s. “That expectation would only be intensified...
  • - Newt For Vice President

    03/26/2012 6:05:47 PM PDT · by frithguild · 16 replies · 10+ views
    Radio Free NJ ^ | Sunday, January 22, 2012 | Tom
    There have been a number of times in my life when I’ve realized that my instinct was contrary to my interests. It’s no easier for me to cope with than it is for anyone else. But if you want broader success (and I do) then the only option is to set aside those instincts and do the smart thing instead of the thing that feels best at the time. We all must do it sometimes. We’re conservatives after all. We aren’t some childish liberals only worried about intentions and sentiment. We are interested in actually accomplishing things and the only...
  • Gingrich: Sure, I’d Be Romney’s VP

    03/26/2012 6:05:09 PM PDT · by frithguild · 20 replies · 18+ views
    NRO ^ | March 26, 2012 5:37 P.M. | Katrina Trinko
    Newt Gingrich said today he would be willing to be second on a Mitt Romney ticket. “No, I wouldn’t say no,” Gingrich said on Fox News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto about what he would do if he was asked to become Romney’s vice president. “I can’t imagine him offering.” He also blasted Obama’s remarks caught on mic to Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. “The question it raises is how many countries, whether it is Iran or somewhere else has he had a similar conversation with?” said Gingrich. “You know, let me pretend I’m tough long enough to get reelected,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Karen Finney and MSNBC Slander Conservatives with Martin Killing

    03/26/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 18+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 25, 2012 | John Sexton
    Former DNC spokesperson Karen Finney has been leading the effort at MSNBC to turn the Trayvon Martin shooting into a political story implicating conservatives. It began with her smear of Rush Limbaugh and GOP presidential candidates while filling in as host of the Martin Bashir show: "So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, "really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it's illegal," or Rick Santorum says, "I don't want to...
  • Don't be fooled by Romney (07/13/2007)

    03/26/2012 9:42:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies · 9+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 07/13/2007 at 1:00 AM | Joseph Farah
    Mitt Romney has one chance to become president of the United States. Because of his wealth and his political machine on the ground in early primary states, he has a chance to win the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, picking up momentum that could ultimately deliver him the Republican nomination. Therefore, consider this an open letter to the good folks of Iowa and New Hampshire: Don’t be fooled by this political chameleon, this charlatan, this pretender to the throne. He’s as phony as a three-dollar campaign promise. Romney has tried to “re-invent” himself as a presidential candidate following...
  • 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

    03/25/2012 7:37:37 PM PDT · by Bobbisox · 13 replies · 2+ views ^ | March 25, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich addressed the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference.
  • 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?”...
  • Gingrich Outshines Romney, Santorum on Energy Policy

    03/25/2012 9:52:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies ^ | March 23, 2012 |
    All three candidates joined Tommy Tucker on WWL Radio in New Orleans this morning and discussed the topic of erosion in Louisiana affecting the nation’s energy supply. Governor Mitt Romney admitted to not being “sufficiently briefed” on the issue. Like Romney, Senator Santorum also admitted to not being familiar with the issue. Newt, on the other hand, responded to the same question from Tucker by outlining a two point plan for maintaining and revitalizing Louisiana’s offshore drilling and energy industry, admitting it is an issue on which he has been “briefed again and again.” Additionally, Newt gave a speech today...
  • 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 — 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...
  • Rick Santorum Wins Louisiana Primary, Continuing His Southern Sweep

    03/24/2012 6:24:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 03/24/2012
    ABC News projects that Rick Santorum will win the Louisiana Republican primary. Exit polls indicated that Louisiana’s primary saw a high turnout of voters who identified as very conservative — a group that has typically favored Santorum. Also helping Santorum was a high turnout of religious voters — nearly two-thirds of voters in today’s primary said that they go to church at least once a week. Santorum has so far performed very well in the South, winning primaries in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee. He was favored to carry Louisiana. Recent polling showed him with a comfortable lead over the...
  • Major Garrett: President Obama’s Trayvon Response ‘One For The History Books’ (Hurl Warning)

    03/24/2012 4:05:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 7+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 24, 2012 | Tommy Christopher
    To hear some conservatives tell it, President Obama tore racial unity asunder with his Friday remarks about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, while liberals have a predictably more favorable view. Perhaps a better barometer of the President’s success at conveying the proper sentiment is from a trusted, down-the-middle guy like National Journal‘s Major Garrett, who called the President’s remarks “One For The History Books.” In his column, Garrett briefly assesses the President’s handling of the Trayvon Martin story, and places it within thorough context of the President’s oft-criticized approach to race. From National Journal: “If I had a son,...
  • 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...
  • Gingrich Calls Obama a Christian Who Behaves Like a Muslim

    03/24/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2012 | By Anugrah Kumar
    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich, who was campaigning in Louisiana ahead of Saturday's primary, told reporters he believes President Barack Obama is a Christian but his behavior is causing many Americans to think he is a Muslim. Former House Speaker Gingrich said Friday, the day before Louisiana will hold its primary, that perceptions over Obama's faith were not baseless. "It should bother the president. Why does the president behave the way that people would think that?" Gingrich said after a speech on Louisiana's Gulf Coast when reporters asked about polls indicating many Americans think Obama is a Muslim. "You have...
  • Bernie Goldberg: Time to Go, Rick

    03/23/2012 10:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 3+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg
    It’s time for Rick Santorum to go. He’s getting more whiny than usual and it’s getting tiresome. Like Newt Gingrich, he’s not going to win the nomination, and I suspect he knows it. But I get the impression that he doesn’t really care who wins in November – unless it’s him. Where did I get an idea like that? From Rick Santorum himself. On the campaign trail in San Antonio, he said: “You win by giving people a choice,” You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • Neil Cavuto Hammers Rick Santorum Over Obama/Romney Comparison

    03/23/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Mediate ^ | March 23, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Rick Santorum entered into a shouting match on Neil Cavuto‘s show Friday afternoon, yelling in apparent frustration at the Fox News host after he’d been asked about his recent comment that we “might as well” have another term for Barack Obama than take a risk on Mitt Romney in the White House.
  • 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.
  • Poll: Santorum poised for big win in Louisiana

    03/23/2012 8:39:47 AM PDT · by NavVet · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/23/12 | Seth McLaughlin
    A new Rasmussen Reports polls gives GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum a double-digit lead going into the Louisiana primary on Saturday, putting the former Pennsylvania senator on solid footing to carry some additional bragging rights out of another Deep South nominating contest. The survey shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney running second and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich running a distant third
  • An Obstinate Romney Nomination is an Obama Re-election

    03/22/2012 11:16:44 PM PDT · by publius321 · 19 replies · 1+ views ^ | Thursday, March 22, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Arlen Williams of linked to an interesting story at The Daily Caller titled: "Lord Monckton: ‘I’m no birther,’ but Obama birthcertificate ‘plainly a forgery’ (linked at tableofwisdom) I love to hear Lord Monckton speak. It’s amazing to see how the blinders are on a nation of deceived people. I keep saying it is spiritual and REALLY believe that the extraordinary degree of willful blindness can only be explained in that manner. How else can you explain the fact that Obama is 100% inoculated by this issue and many others no matter what the truth is. Like Monckton, I do...
  • Santorum: Might as well have Obama over Romney

    03/22/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies · 1+ views
    Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday said Republicans should give President Barack Obama another term if Santorum isn't the GOP nominee and for a second day compared rival Mitt Romney to an Etch A Sketch toy. Santorum reiterated an argument he has made before: The former Massachusetts governor is not conservative enough to offer voters a clear choice in the fall election and that only he can provide that contrast. "You win by giving people a choice," Santorum said during a campaign stop in Texas....
  • 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.
  • Red State, Blue State, Mitt State, Newt State More Primaries By The Numbers

    03/22/2012 2:22:37 AM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    RedState ^ | March 21 2012 | Dan McLaughlin
    How has the popular vote differed in the 2012 GOP primary if you break out the states by their track record in recent presidential elections? It turns out that there are some distinct patterns, patterns that provide both good and bad news for a GOP contemplating a general election behind Mitt Romney.Let’s start with the 13 “Red” states (i.e., the states won by the GOP in the last 3 presidential elections) to vote so far: SC, MO, AZ, WY, AK, GA, ID, ND, OK, TN, KS, AL & MS. Here’s how the vote breaks down, out of 4,052,212 votes cast:Newt...
  • Thomas Sowell: Romney's Got the Money, But Newt's Got the Vision

    03/21/2012 6:08:38 PM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 37 replies · 1+ views ^ | 3/21/2012 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Mitt Romney has won the Illinois primary. But, the turnout of voters was dismally low. Given an incumbent Democratic president with an abysmal record, why aren't Republicans turning out in droves to vote in primary states for the man who many say is the "inevitable" nominee? Conservative economist Thomas Sowell, author of Intellectuals and Society, recently challenged the notion that Mitt Romney is the “inevitable” Republican nominee, and, in doing so, the many pundits who have essentially told Newt Gingrich to drop out of the race “for the good of the Republican party.” Dr. Sowell, a Harvard graduate and current...
  • Republican poll: Sarah Palin more popular than Mitt Romney (And the other 3 candidates)

    03/21/2012 4:11:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 1+ views
    The State Column ^ | March 21, 2012
    Halfway through the third month of Republican primary elections, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney holds a narrow lead over rival candidate Rick Santorum among voters nationwide, according to a new poll of Republican voters. In recent weeks, polls of Republican voters have consistently shown a two man race between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum. The latest poll of nationwide voters by the Public Polling Policy finds that Mr. Romney leads Mr. Santorum 34-31 percent. The Massachusetts Republican is trailed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who trails by 20 percent, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul by nine percent. Mr. Paul has...
  • Ann Coulter Tweets: Please ‘Explain What Was Allegedly Offensive About DeNiro’s Joke’

    03/21/2012 9:58:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 20, 2012 | Laura Donovan
    It’s not unusual for conservative commentator Ann Coulter to tell women to stop playing the victim (and in some cases, rightfully so), but it was somewhat surprising to see the New York Times bestselling author defend “The Godfather II” star Robert DeNiro’s joke that the United States is not ready for another white first lady. “Can we please stop the fake ‘offended’ routine? Pls explain what was allegedly offensive about DeNiro’s joke,” Coulter tweeted Tuesday in the wake of Internet outrage over DeNiro’s wisecrack. Coulter followed up with a retweet that provides us with a little more clarity: “It’s always...
  • Why Is Brit Hume Viciously Attacking Newt?

    03/21/2012 4:41:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 106 replies
    Is there something I'm missing? Brit Hume seems to have a personal problem with Newt? Last night on Greta when asked why Newt was staying in the race.. Hume basically said that Gingrich likes to hear himself talk. Seriously? What is the reason for such personal attacks?
  • (VANITY) Updates on Delegate Count and Newt's chance

    03/21/2012 3:59:54 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 29 replies
    Mar. 21st, 2012 | God-fear-republican
    According to NY Times, the total bound delegates, who must vote for their candidates at the first round at the Republican National Convention, is 1606 or 70% of total 2288 delegates available. Romney so far gets 449, Santorum 185, Newt 138, and Paul 35 according to Real Clear Politics. Total of bound delegates so far is 449+185+138+35 = 807. The total of bound delegates remain is 1606-807= 799 delegates. And Romney needs 1144 – 449 = 695 bound delegates more or 695/799 = 87%!!! Impossible unless all TX delegates go to him! If we throw all 120 super-delegates (Party leaders)...