Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,300
23%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 23% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: newt4romney

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • GOP triple play: Romney, Trump and Gingrich to campaign together

    05/24/2012 4:47:58 PM PDT · by BrerRabbit · 19 replies
    CNN Politics political ticker ^ | May 24, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will be joined in Las Vegas next week by two of his backers: former candidate Newt Gingrich and reality television star Donald Trump. The event will take place Tuesday at Trump's International Hotel on the Strip. Romney's campaign is also raffling a chance to have dinner with Trump for supporters who donate to the campaign.
  • Newt Gingrich auditions as Mitt Romney’s bulldog

    05/22/2012 9:55:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 5/19/2012 | Jim Galloway
    Newt Gingrich will not be Mitt Romney’s running mate. The former U.S. House speaker has himself admitted that he is not vice presidential material. But at the state GOP convention this weekend, Gingrich offered up the latest iteration of himself. Until the...nominee makes his decision, Gingrich declared himself ready to fulfill all the duties of a No. 2. Gingrich wants to be Romney’s Georgia bulldog. In two speeches to Republicans, his supply of adverbs and adjectives replenished after the exhaustion of a failed contest, Gingrich blistered President Barack Obama and gave a vigorous defense of the man who buried him...
  • Romney-Santorum; They Deserve Each Other

    05/15/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 27 replies
    Afro ^ | 5/11/12 | Clueless Nitwit
    He dragged it out just about as long as he could; he dragged his feet and dragged his knuckles. He seethed, he moped and he whined. But, after much wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) did the very bare minimum he could do when he “endorsed” his former rival Mitt Romney this week. And when I say the very bare minimum that may be way too generous. Santorum delivered his “endorsement” of Romney via email (!) at about 11 p.m. Monday. The actual words, “he has my endorsement,” were buried in the 13th paragraph of a...
  • Gingrich to Georgia GOP: Let's rally around Romney

    05/19/2012 5:59:36 PM PDT · by Innovative · 223 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | May 19, 2012 | Errin Haines
    Newt Gingrich took the stage at the Georgia Republican Party state convention on Saturday wearing a Mitt Romney sticker, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama and attempting to energize the crowd around his former Republican rival. "To every conservative, everywhere in America: When your choice on the one hand is Barack Obama, and your choice on the other hand is Mitt Romney, no serious conservative could possibly believe that electing Barack Obama is acceptable ... for America."
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads:
  • Gingrich: Romney’s ‘Conservative Enough’ Compared To ‘Most Radical, Leftist Pres in American Hist'

    05/02/2012 11:11:41 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 107 replies
    Cnsnews.com ^ | May 2 2012 | Edwina mora
    While formally suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that he believes presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is conservative enough when compared to “the most radical, leftist president in American history.” “And my answer is simple: compared to Barack Obama? You know this is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history.”
  • Gingrich Campaigning For Romney

    05/12/2012 6:05:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 12, 2012
    Gingrich Campaigning For Romney May 12, 2012 Newt Gingrich says he will join the campaign trail for Mitt Romney next week with two events in Georgia, including the state’s GOP convention. Gingrich, the former House speaker who represented Georgia, last week suspended his 2012 GOP presidential campaign. Gingrich won only two primaries in his campaign – Georgia and South Carolina. A Gingrich campaign spokesman told CNN on Friday night about plans to help Romney, the likely GOP presidential nominee, starting at the GOP convention next weekend. He also reportedly will campaign for Romney in Las Vegas. Gingrich has said he...
  • Santorum endorses former rival Romney as GOP presidential candidate

    05/07/2012 9:29:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON –  Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney's campaign Monday in a late-night email that ignored that Santorum once calling Romney the "worst Republican in the country" during their bitter contest. He added: "Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Gov. Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime."
  • Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

    05/07/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 491 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Santorum on Monday urged his supporters to join him in working with the effective Republican nominee to deny President Barack Obama a second term.
  • Gingrich exits presidential race; vows to help Romney

    05/02/2012 2:08:34 PM PDT · by South40 · 77 replies
    Newt Gingrich, the colorful former House speaker and fiery partisan, formally exited the Republican presidential contest Wednesday and vowed to help Mitt Romney's bid to defeat President Barack Obama. Ending a campaign that seesawed between implosion and frontrunner and back again, Gingrich threw his support to his one-time rival as expected and promised his supporters he would continue to push conservative ideas. Gingrich bowed out of the race more than $4 million in debt and his reputation perhaps damaged. "Today, I am suspending the campaign. But suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship," Gingrich told a hotel ballroom in...
  • Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

    05/01/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 1, 2012 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party's presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn't yet recognized Romney as the party's nominee. The tea...
  • Perry and Gingrich Endorse Romney; Santorum Still on the Fence

    04/27/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2012 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, is yet to clinch all the 1,144 delegates he needs to officially be declared the winner of the race, and all but one of his previous campaign rivals have given him their support – with Rick Santorum being the only apparent holdout. It was revealed Wednesday that both Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race in January, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, have decided to endorse Romney. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and...
  • Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]

    04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
  • Newt Gingrich – The Grinch Who Stole Conservatism

    04/27/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 73 replies
    The South Carolin Conservative Dot Com ^ | April 24, 2012 | By: Javan Browder
    You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, And as charming as an eel, Mr. Grinch! You’re a bad banana, With a greasy black peel! You’re a monster, Mr. Grinch! Your heart’s an empty hole. Your brain is full of spiders. You’ve got garlic in your soul, Mr. Grinch! Well, that’s a pretty good beginning at describing how most conservatives feel about Newt Gingrich these days. More of that later. Of course, many of us felt this way before the 2012 GOP presidential primary began, and have been vindicated as Newt...
  • On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate

    04/26/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 120 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-26-2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate By NBC's Andrew Rafferty MOORESVILLE, NC -- Even though his presidential campaign "will go bye-bye," Newt Gingrich on Thursday said he and his wife plan to campaign through the fall to help presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. "I'm going to look at how I can be helpful, because I suspect people will still show up to hear me," Gingrich told voters at luncheon here. "Callista and I are going to campaign through October." Though today, just 25 people attended the midday event here, leaving a roomful of empty chairs. Some of...
  • Timing of Gingrich exit from GOP race has observers scratching their heads

    04/26/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT · by samtheman · 33 replies
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | 04/25/12 | Justin Sink
    Newt Gingrich will exit the presidential race — but not until next week, raising eyebrows about what exactly the former Speaker hopes to achieve in his final days on the campaign trail. The conventional wisdom is that Gingrich is taking some kind of strange victory lap, gathering family and supporters in North Carolina for a final hurrah before exiting stage right.
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior — he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week

    04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Gennie · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN
    Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.
  • Romney and Santorum Aim for Early May Meeting

    04/24/2012 5:05:33 PM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 31 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 4/24/2012 | Gloria Borger and Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are likely to meet in early May to discuss a Santorum endorsement, his role as a Romney surrogate and conservative policy issues, CNN has learned. John Brabender, a senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, told CNN that Santorum's goal is to have a policy-oriented session in which he tries to find a "comfort level" about the role "social conservatives, tea party activists and blue collar Republicans will play in the campaign and in the Romney administration." Even so, he said, "we are not walking in there with a litmus test. This is...
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies
    the-leader.com/newsnow/AP ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM | the-leader.com/newsnow/AP
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Santorum Still Not Ready to Endorse

    04/16/2012 10:39:08 PM PDT · by svxdave · 74 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 16, 2012 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Monday sounded no closer to endorsing Mitt Romney than when he dropped out of the race last week, telling supporters on a conference call that he hasn’t even had a chance to speak to his onetime rival. Santorum said he has talked with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. “I haven't had a chance yet to talk to Governor Romney, but we'll be talking to both of them and we’re going to go out and do what we believe is in the best interest of our country,” Santorum said in the call, which had at...
  • Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure

    04/10/2012 12:14:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 160 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | April 10, 2012
    Newt Gingrich Issues Statement on Santorum’s Departure, Tells Mike Huckabee He’ll ‘Finally Get to Be 1-on-1 With Romney’ Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was just on the Mike Huckabee Radio show, and commented on Santorum suspending his own presidential campaign just moments ago. On the show, Gingrich discussed finally getting to be ’1-on-1′ with Romney, how he will campaign going forward, and a possible debate in North Carolina with the current front-runner. Below are some highlights from Huckabee’s interview with Gingrich: “I did not get a heads up in advance. We have been talking for two weeks, and...
  • Sheldon Adelson Meets With Romney Backers, Says Newt Gingrich Is ‘At The End of His Line’

    03/30/2012 7:53:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    Sheldon Adelson Meets With Romney Backers, Says Newt Gingrich Is ‘At The End of His Line’ By Felicia Sonmez Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire Las Vegas casino mogul who has played a prime role in funding Newt Gingrich’s presidential ambitions, now thinks the former House speaker may be “at the end of his line” in the race for the GOP nod. And not only is Adelson openly speculating about Gingrich’s political future, but he’s also been meeting with allies of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. In remarks Monday to about a dozen people on the sidelines of the Jewish Federations of...
  • NEWT, Inc. files Chapter 7

    04/05/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/5/2012 | Domenico Montenaro
    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....
  • Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary (41-35%)

    04/03/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 04-03-12 | Quinnipiac University
    Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 10 percent, with 7 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With three weeks before the primary, 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided and 37 percent of those who name a candidate say they still could change their mind, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is the first look at likely voters and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered...
  • Obama uses Gingrich to attack Ryan and Romney

    04/03/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    News OK ^ | April 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama found Republican candidates to be useful props during his speech at the Associated Press luncheon today, while the audience proved a reassuring and laugh-happy crowd. "That renowned liberal Newt Gingrich, called the first version of that [Paul Ryan] budget 'radical,'" Obama sarcastically told the assembled reporters. "This is coming from Newti Gingrich!" Obama was referring to Gingrich's description of the Ryan budget as "right-wing social engineering." Obama moved from the Gingrich dig to mocking Romney for using the word "marvelous". "One of my potential opponents, Mitt Romney," Obama observed, "said that he's very supportive of this new budget....
  • Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race [No Full Time Reporters]

    03/31/2012 6:58:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 30, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race Empty of funds, Gingrich adds that Mitt Romney is 'clearly the frontrunner' but remains defiant against calls for him to quit Ewen MacAskill 30 March 2012 Newt Gingrich has come the closest yet to acknowledging what just about everyone else in the political world has already decided: that he has no chance of becoming the Republican presidential candidate and that Mitt Romney is going to be the winner. Interviewed on WTMJ radio on the campaign trail in Wisconisn ahead of its Tuesday primary, Gingrich virtually admitted...
  • 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 '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...
  • Gingrich pledges to support GOP rival Mitt Romney

    03/27/2012 4:30:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2012
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Under pressure to help unify his party, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich pledged Tuesday to support Mitt Romney if the former Massachusetts governor wins enough convention delegates to clinch the nomination by the end of the GOP primary season in June. If Romney falls short, "I think you'll then have one of the most interesting, open conventions in American history," the former House speaker said as he campaigned for votes in next week's Maryland primary.
  • Santorum Open to VP Slot, Says He'll Do 'Whatever Necessary' to Help Country

    03/26/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 48+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 26, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    Rick Santorum has shown he is a tireless campaigner and is the number one choice of evangelical voters. Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation's number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party's nomination. In a Monday interview with CBN's David Brody, when Santorum was asked if he would consider running alongside Mitt Romney as the vice presidential nominee, he gave an affirmative reply. "Of course," Santorum told Brody. "I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important...
  • 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,...
  • Billionaire Sheldon Adelson Gives Additional $5.5 Million to Pro-Gingrich Super-PAC.

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

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Gingrich: Santorum's Ill. Loss Shows He's Not Conservative Alternative

    03/21/2012 2:43:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 21, 2012 | Hiram Reisner
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says Rick Santorum’s double-digit loss in the Illinois primary shows he is not the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney — and he can’t defeat President Barack Obama..... “Governor Romney had a pretty good day — I think he took a step towards clearly proving he was the front-runner. Senator Santorum didn’t have a particularly good day,” Gingrich said. “This is the third time now he has tried an industrial Midwestern . . . state and not succeeded. And I think that the conservatives have to think through the right strategy if they hope to stop Romney....
  • Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

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

    03/21/2012 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former senator Bob Dole says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is "getting close to the point" where he'll have to decide whether to stay in the race for the nomination or drop out. In a telephone interview Wednesday, Dole told The Associated Press he was speaking from the experience of staying in the 1988 GOP nomination fight too long.
  • Finally, Romney gets tea party support

    03/21/2012 9:41:01 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The organization that ignited the tea party as a national mass movement gave Mitt Romney perhaps his biggest victory yet, deciding to drop its opposition to his candidacy, a top executive in the group told The Washington Times. FreedomWorks, which organized the Sept. 12, 2009, mass demonstration on the Mall, says that while it will not give an explicit endorsement, the time has come for Republicans to unite around the former Massachusetts governor and focus on defeating President Obama. “It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told The Times on Tuesday....
  • VIDEO: Gingrich campaigns with Etch-A-Sketch (Rick follows)

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

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • Santorum outgunned 7 to 1 in Illinois, 21 to 1 in Chicago media market

    03/20/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT · by Kazan · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | 3/19.2012 | Alexander Burns
    Rick Santorum’s campaign and super PAC have been outspent by a margin of 7 to 1 in the Illinois primary, with forces supporting Mitt Romney shelling out a total of about $3.7 million on the airwaves, according to a GOP media-buying source. Romney’s campaign has spent $1,117,704 million in Illinois while the super PAC Restore Our Future has put in $2.556,353 million. The Santorum campaign spent a comparatively modest $219,961 and the super PAC backing Santorum, the Red White and Blue Fund, put in $312,150. The gulf was even more enormous in the crucial, expensive Chicago media market. There, Romney’s...
  • One conservative’s case for Mitt Romney

    03/20/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 102 replies · 1+ views
    human events ^ | march 20, 2012 | Bay Buchanan
    When Gov. Romney threw his hat into the ring, I was thrilled with him --a born leader, eminently prepared to be president, ideally qualified to handle the problems America faces, impeccable character and a proven conservative. Yet I am amazed how often I have been asked how a conservative like me could be with Romney. I let them all know that I not only support Mitt, but I do so enthusiastically. And I’ll tell you why:
  • Illinois primary a must win for Santorum, it is time to do or die

    03/20/2012 11:59:18 AM PDT · by VinL · 51 replies
    WashTimes ^ | 3-20-12 | picht
    Newt Gingrich had to win Mississippi and Alabama in order to remain a viable candidate. Those states weren't essential because of their delegate counts or their importance to the national election, but because Gingrich had won nothing outside the South and staked everything on a southern strategy. He lost. He remains in the campaign, but he's a ghost, a bitter aftertaste, and a thorn in Rick Santorum's side. Santorum now faces his own "must win" primary, Illinois. He's won more states than Gingrich, but his strength so far has been in the Midwest and South, and in neither region has...
  • It's Time For Gingrich To Drop Out of Race For GOP Nomination [Editorial]

    03/18/2012 9:05:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Times Herald (Georgia) ^ | March 15, 2012
    Sunday, March 18, 2012 It's Time For Gingrich To Drop Out of Race For GOP Nomination EDITORIAL The time has come for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to drop out the Republican presidential race and allow Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum to battle it out for the GOP nomination. After an up-and-down campaign, Gingrich based his chances primarily on a Southern strategy. That worked, with wins in South Carolina and Georgia. Then Gingrich set his sights on Alabama and Mississippi, where voters make their decisions on Tuesday. Gingrich had been first or second in those two states in pre-election polls....
  • Illinois: Romney 41% Santorum 32% Gingrich 14%

    03/18/2012 12:34:40 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 102 replies · 2+ views
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | 3/15/12 | N/A
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has the lead in Illinois but lots of voters are still trying to decide in the final days before the state’s GOP Primary. The first Rasmussen Reports poll in the state shows Romney at 41% and Rick Santorum at 32%. Trailing further back are Newt Gingrich at 14% and Ron Paul at seven percent (7%).
  • Just voted for Newt! PR Primary Live Thread (23 delegates at stake)

    03/18/2012 7:33:17 AM PDT · by cll · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/18/2012
    Turnout for the GOP Primary in Puerto Rico higher than expected. It helps that the local parties are having their own primaries, and you just walk from the local to the GOP primary next door. As they didn't have many election officials (only one at my voting station), people were voting openly right there at or near the registration desk. I saw a lot of Santorums and Gingrichs, but not a one Romney - the heavily favored PR GOP establishment candidate.
  • Santorum Leads Close 3 Way Race In NC [Leads Romney by 6%: Without Gingrich Leads Jumps To 10%]

    03/18/2012 1:53:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 42 replies
    PPP Polling ^ | March 02, 2012
    March 02, 2012 Santorum Leads Close 3 Way Race In NC Rick Santorum's taken the lead in the Republican Presidential race in North Carolina with 31% to 25% for Mitt Romney and 23% for Newt Gingrich. A month ago Gingrich and Romney were tied for the lead with Santorum running 10 points behind. Romney's staying competitive in North Carolina despite the fact that GOP voters there are pretty tepid toward him. Only 43% have a favorable opinion and an equal 43% see him negatively. That makes him less popular than both Gingrich (45/41) and Santorum (58/29). Romney's really benefiting from...
  • Gingrich Forges Ahead As A Spoiler [Red State's Erick Erickson: "Time for Newt Gingrich To Exit"]

    03/16/2012 9:52:44 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 14, 2012 | Daniel Malloy and Katie Leslie
    Gingrich Forges Ahead As A Spoiler By Daniel Malloy and Katie Leslie The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CHICAGO -- Newt Gingrich has unabashedly taken on the role of spoiler in the Republican presidential nomination contest, as a pair of losses in Tuesday’s Deep South primaries cemented his position on the margins of the race. (snip) Appearing on a radio show Wednesday morning in Chicago, Gingrich talked about the results in Alabama and Mississippi -- where he came in second to former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania -- as if he and Santorum were a kind of conservative tag team. “Between the...
  • Tampa Tempest :Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos

    03/16/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert Costa
    MARCH 16, 2012 Tampa Tempest Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos. By Robert Costa As he waited for the returns on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich didn’t pay much attention to the soft flicker of Fox News. Instead, as he sat with his family and a few aides in a suite at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., he was quietly glued to his BlackBerry, thumbing his way through e-mails. He was mostly cheerful, according to those in the room. He reminisced about campaigns past with his daughters. He reviewed his schedule; he bantered with his wife, Callista; he settled on a purple...
  • Romney, Santorum Tie as Gingrich Voters' 2nd Choice - via Gallup

    03/16/2012 11:31:39 AM PDT · by Fred · 76 replies
    Gallup ^ | 031612 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Republican voters who prefer Newt Gingrich for the party's 2012 presidential nomination are as likely to name Mitt Romney as their second choice as they are to name Rick Santorum, suggesting the race would not tilt in Santorum's favor if Gingrich dropped out.