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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
    http://youtu.be/az4R3eUOgaM ^ | 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: 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...
  • 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, newt.org. 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....
  • WHY GOP ELITES FEAR A BROKERED CONVENTION.

    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 CNN.com. “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,...