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Gingrich Moving From Candidate To Champion
TalkingSides.com ^ | 03/22/12 | CaroleL

Posted on 03/22/2012 9:52:07 AM PDT by CaroleL

In a new interview, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he expects to finish in third place in the GOP delegate count and that there's a chance someone other than the four declared candidates could emerge from the party's August convention as the nominee. Neither of those statements is really news; various pundits have been saying the same for weeks. But what is newsworthy is that Mr. Gingrich has said them.

While Mr. Gingrich is not completely abandoning his own aspirations to secure the nomination, he seems to be switching his main focus from running against President Barack Obama in the general election to preventing presumptive nominee Mitt Romney from doing so.

Saying that Mr. Romney may not be able to "grind his way" to the nomination despite a massive advantage in fundraising, Speaker Gingrich discussed the possibility of a brokered convention. "I'm not so sure you wouldn't get a series of brand new players," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at talkingsides.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; gopconvention; mittromney; newt4teaparty; newtgingrich; only1forsmalgovt; santorumvsteaparty; teaparty4newt

1 posted on 03/22/2012 9:52:17 AM PDT by CaroleL
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To: CaroleL

Sarah Palin said a while back that this would be an unconventional election....a brokered convention would certainly fit that description.


2 posted on 03/22/2012 9:56:00 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: gimme1ibertee

More like a broken convention


3 posted on 03/22/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: CaroleL
(Excerpt) Read more at talkingsides.com ...

What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?

4 posted on 03/22/2012 9:57:42 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: gimme1ibertee

there’s a chance someone other than the four declared candidates could emerge from the party’s August convention as the nominee

I wish It were Sarah Palin.

Sarah run why don’t you?


5 posted on 03/22/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT by rurgan (Make all laws have an expiration date of 3 years. too many laws is the problem)
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To: humblegunner
What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?

DUH!!

Click Count!

6 posted on 03/22/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: humblegunner

7 posted on 03/22/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: gimme1ibertee

PLEEEEEASE BE RIGHT! I still think that Sarah could energize the core, the right, and the middle. I think at a brokered convention she is the best choice.


8 posted on 03/22/2012 10:03:04 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: humblegunner
What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?

She always does that. That said, I do find her articles of interest.

9 posted on 03/22/2012 10:03:16 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: humblegunner
I clicked the link twice. Once for me and once for you.
10 posted on 03/22/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: CaroleL

Newt knows Romney would not be best to take the lead at such a time as this. I heard Michelle Malkin on Fox this morning on Fox and Friends. They asked her if it is time for Newt and Santorum to get out of the race and support Romney. Malkin said no. Not until one of them gets all the needed delegates. She pointed out that Ron Paul is not getting out. I have been watching for Fox to post the video of her saying this but it is taking them a while to post the interview. I hope they are not trying to edit out that part but it sure is taking them a long time to post the interview.


11 posted on 03/22/2012 10:09:37 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: CaroleL

There won’t be a brokered convention. Romney has to only get 581 delegates. He will win over 470 just in winner take all states left that favor him. I only used bound delegates in those states to get to the 470.

Put that with shares of the delegates from proportional states left and he will probably get the nomination.

Santorum needs over 800 and Newt needs over a 1000.

I guess it never hurts for all of them to try as long as they have the bucks.


12 posted on 03/22/2012 10:12:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: CaroleL

It’s looking like a second ballot. That should be a spectacle to see.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 10:15:26 AM PDT by RC one (may the strongest man win.)
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To: CaroleL

Someone needs to ask Newt who is going to ‘emerge’? Who is going to come save the republican party before it makes the biggest embarrassment of itself than it has in ages?

Don’t tell me this is going to be another ‘game change’ moment (barf).


14 posted on 03/22/2012 10:15:48 AM PDT by 3rdcoastislander (Northern Mexico......aka South Texas.....)
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To: dforest

yeah, well we need to stop him in the biggest of those ‘winner take all’ states

One loss is all it will take to send it to a brokered convention

which is the best thihng we can hope for at this point


15 posted on 03/22/2012 10:17:56 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: rurgan

—Sarah run why don’t you?—

I think she’s smarter than that. Only a fool would aspire to be president right now. I’m being quite sincere.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 10:23:31 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: All

At 5:09 in this video from Fox and Friends this morning, Michelle Malkin says nobody should drop out and support Romney at this point. A convention is coming up.

Algae for Oil? — Michelle Malkin — Fox & Friends — 3-22-12

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2862422/posts


17 posted on 03/22/2012 10:31:03 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: CaroleL
Speaker Gingrich is a candidate AND champion
unlike the chameleon backstabbing Liberal Romney.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



18 posted on 03/22/2012 10:31:51 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Why So Serious

“at a brokered convention she (Sarah) is the best choice.”

That’s true. She’d be the best choice. However, with the RINO establishment calling the shots at a brokered convention, there’s ZERO percent chance she’d win. Her name wouldn’t even be on the long list. A brokered convention will give us Romney, Jeb, or Christie.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 10:36:39 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: McGruff

You are very considerate.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 10:46:31 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mr. K

When I figured it, I only gave him those winner take all states that are a sure win for him like NY, CA, NJ, UT, DC, MD, DE, CT. If he takes any more of them, we are in trouble.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 10:47:15 AM PDT by dforest
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To: MayflowerMadam

So you are saying that the RINO establishment really does not want to win?!


22 posted on 03/22/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT by Why So Serious (There is no cure for stupidity!!!)
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To: Why So Serious

“So you are saying that the RINO establishment really does not want to win?!”

If they wanted to win desperately, they’d have stood up for Sarah when she was being brutalized in ‘08-’09 — even by the McCain people. Some of the GOP establishment were as cruel to her as the libs were. They know that Sarah kicked GOP ass in Alaska if it meant doing the right thing, so she can do it again on a larger scale; they don’t want that. I think they’d rather suck it up and go with the Obama flow for four more years than have someone in charge who will push them to do their jobs.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 11:12:44 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: CaroleL

Yeah we just need to make it to a brokered convention.. Then it’s a new game and we will see the people energized and motivated when Palin enters the conversation ...
Http://www.facebook.com/pages/Palin-Our-Brokered-Convention-Selection/219407098154932


24 posted on 03/22/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by snyderart
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