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Sources: Gingrich cancels North Carolina trip
WCNC ^ | April 20, 2012 | Dave Wagner

Posted on 04/20/2012 5:23:10 PM PDT by No One Special

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is increased speculation Friday evening about the political future of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

Sources told NewsChannel 36 Gingrich has canceled all of his appearances in North Carolina next week.

Gingrich was scheduled to make multiple appearances throughout the state, including a visit to Lincoln Charter School in Denver next Wednesday. Fourth graders planned to present him with an American history project.

“We are disappointed that the Gingrich camp has decided to cancel the entire NC tour,” said Lincoln Charter School Chief Administrator Dave Machado. “We were looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of the LCS Community. It is unfortunate for our students and for that we are disappointed.”

The former Speaker of the House was also set to talk with an Honors Civics and Economics class at the school.

The Gingrich campaign is reportedly millions of dollars in debt.

North Carolina holds its primary on May 8.


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1 posted on 04/20/2012 5:23:12 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: No One Special

He’s bowing out.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 5:29:26 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: No One Special

Wish he’d bowed out a long time ago and not split the Conservative vote.

Santorum 2012


3 posted on 04/20/2012 5:30:34 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: No One Special; onyx; Jim Robinson; TheOldLady
What sucks is I feel I got suckered in. When he won SC I hadn't been that happy since November 2010.

After amazing debate performances it just went flat.

And I don't enjoy reading how much crap he buys his wife when his campaign is bankrupt meaning he probably won't be able to even pay his employees.

4 posted on 04/20/2012 5:31:39 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!! Go White Sox!!!)
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To: fatnotlazy
He’s bowing out.

According to the article, "The Gingrich campaign is reportedly millions of dollars in debt." Always a good reason for bowing out.

5 posted on 04/20/2012 5:32:02 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: No One Special
Why do I feel like I have lost the battle for my country?
6 posted on 04/20/2012 5:34:08 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: fatnotlazy

The Romney campaign’s recent cash inflow made it easier for him to offer to liquidate Newt’s campaign debt, in effect buying him out of the race.

I recalll that John Glenn’s presidential primary run (was that 1984?) still had outstanding debts in 2000. Ususally it is the vendors of services (transportation, telephony, printers, etc.) that are left holding the bag when a campaign fails. Why anyone extends credit to a political campaign, I do not know.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 5:34:38 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: fatnotlazy

If he is bowing out, it is curious he waited until Santorum dropped out.

Whatever, the 2012 Hucka-hanger-on is finally revealed.

The 2012 race was very similar to the 2008 one — several conservatives stayed in long enough to knock each other out and hand the nomination to the elite’s preferred candidate.


8 posted on 04/20/2012 5:34:51 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: No One Special

What a disappointment for those schoolchildren.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 5:36:50 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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To: No One Special

Paging Sarah Palin.

Governor Sarah Palin...

If she has ever actually intended to do something unconventional.

Now would be a really good time. As in, right now. No more stalling.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Don't eat dogs)
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To: TomGuy

“The 2012 race was very similar to the 2008 one — several conservatives stayed in long enough to knock each other out and hand the nomination to the elite’s preferred candidate.”

Ah, now you’re catching on. In spite of the spirited support of the people for any given candidate, elections are part and parcel of a grand scheme that is engineered long before primaries begin.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 5:38:59 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: TomGuy
The difference between Huck and Newt, in my opinion, is that Newt had solid solutions that would have helped our country, and he had the experience and resolve to fight to implement the solutions.
12 posted on 04/20/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: No One Special

The fix was in over a year ago, the party had made its choice.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 5:39:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

If it’s any consolation, I expect both Newt and Rubio to have major roles in a Romney administration.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 5:41:14 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Wish he’d bowed out a long time ago and not split the Conservative vote.

Gingrich 2012


15 posted on 04/20/2012 5:41:25 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: RIghtwardHo

What makes you think the Gingrich supporters would have voted for Santorum? I wouldn’t.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 5:41:31 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: No One Special

Fox News radio is now reporting that Newt’s campaign says this isn’t true. According to them, Newt hasn’t cancelled any appearances in NC.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 5:41:48 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: GeronL
I think the fix was in right after the 2008 loss and Republican voters fell for it.
18 posted on 04/20/2012 5:41:54 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: varina davis

A perfect trifecta in the eyes of the GOP-E


19 posted on 04/20/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: Dengar01

Why? Maybe what you are reading has Mitt’s fingerprints on it so you would feel like you do.


20 posted on 04/20/2012 5:43:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
What a disappointment for those schoolchildren.

Agree.

21 posted on 04/20/2012 5:43:47 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: lonevoice

If what Fox is saying is true, this has the stink of the Romney campaign all over it. Remember how they did the same thing to Fred Thompson?


22 posted on 04/20/2012 5:44:03 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

“If what Fox is saying is true, this has the stink of the Romney campaign all over it. Remember how they did the same thing to Fred Thompson?”

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Shhh. He’s sleeping.


23 posted on 04/20/2012 5:44:45 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Don't eat dogs)
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To: TomGuy

Seems to be a pattern. Struggling candidate adamantly insists he is still in the race, then maybe he falters a bit, then he starts missing appearances. Just sounds like Newt is trying to gradually ease out, maybe trying to let his supporters down easy.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 5:45:08 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Dengar01

See post #17.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 5:45:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: varina davis

Not a consolation

We’ll definitely get amnesty for illegals.... we’ll all want to be illegals too by the time they give out all the benefits.

ugh


26 posted on 04/20/2012 5:45:51 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: No One Special

What Gingrich says, does, appears, is no longer relevant. Not even news of penguin bites matter. His has been a quixotic campaign in disarray. The only question now is whether Romney, the presumptive nominee, can be balanced by a true conservative on the VP ticket and whether we can defeat Obama one way or another., This is a fight for the soul of our country.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 5:47:00 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Mangia E Statti Zitto

I do remember, and that was exactly my first thought too!


28 posted on 04/20/2012 5:47:00 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: lonevoice

Hope it’s true. heard this on the radio and then did a search. I hesitated over posting because what I heard and this article were the only things I found.


29 posted on 04/20/2012 5:49:40 PM PDT by No One Special
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To: fatnotlazy

He’s bowing out.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

He is.

Earlier today he said he would support Mitt Romney.


30 posted on 04/20/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic; fatnotlazy; Lurking Libertarian; TomGuy; Pan_Yans Wife

See post # 17.


31 posted on 04/20/2012 5:49:50 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: lonevoice

Thanks! Mitt is desperate.


32 posted on 04/20/2012 5:51:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: No One Special
Sources told NewsChannel 36

and who might those "sources" be?


33 posted on 04/20/2012 5:53:06 PM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: varina davis

Not Newt. Rubio is a suck up.


34 posted on 04/20/2012 5:53:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

“Why do I feel like I have lost the battle for my country?”

We have. Now it will devolve into a CW2 of the states vs. the Fed govt.


35 posted on 04/20/2012 5:55:08 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Right on target. We have Romney because of an erratic and ego-driven Gingrich with not a snowball -in-hell’s chance after his broad-based clobbering in Florida, and with baggage heavy enough to sink a fleet of cruise liners and a gender gap that would separate oceans. Had Gingrich quit following Santorum’s spectacular one day trifecta, Romney who won MI by 3% of the vote and won OH by under 1% would have crashed and burned in both these states that would have ended his candidacy. . Subsequent PPP polling showed that as much as 60% of Gingrich’s votes would have gone to Santorum. Our task now is to make sure that Romney, the presumptive nominee, have a ticket balanced by a true conservative. Obama must be defeated. Our nation’s future is at stake. Current polling shows that a key demographic, white women (single, separated, unmarried, widowed or divorced) is going heavily in Obama’s favor and may well be the determinative force in the November elections.


36 posted on 04/20/2012 5:57:52 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: presently no screen name

Thanks. But maybe the campaign isn’t ready for the withdrawal announcement.


37 posted on 04/20/2012 5:58:04 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Steelfish

Right.

And, the recent reports of Gingrich saying he could endorse Romney were intentional releases.

Gingrich and Romney teams have been talking for some time.


38 posted on 04/20/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: presently no screen name
Thanks for the ping to #17. It would not surprise me if this is more of the BS from Romney/GOP that we have been dealing with this whole primary. It is obvious this whole primary is a scam but it really is beyond me how so many voters are willing to let it happen. We need a president who can turn our country around and that is not Romney. He will only slow the eventual economic implosion down.
39 posted on 04/20/2012 5:59:31 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Kind words for the opponent may also be a part if it. Preparation for the withdrawal.


40 posted on 04/20/2012 6:00:27 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Steelfish

Who gives a flip what mitt the maggot does. Balanced?! LOL! Buy a clue - you are way overdo.


41 posted on 04/20/2012 6:00:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

It’s no longer about Mitt. Get real. It’s about defeating Obama.


42 posted on 04/20/2012 6:02:10 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Why anyone extends credit to a political campaign, I do not know.

I've always figured that the vendors expect to be first in line for lucrative government contracts in the event the candidate to whom they extend credit wins.

43 posted on 04/20/2012 6:02:18 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks No One Special.


44 posted on 04/20/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
He will only slow the eventual economic implosion down.

I don't think so, obamacare/romneycare is a killer. It's Newt or nothing for me. There is no option.

45 posted on 04/20/2012 6:03:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: No One Special

It’s over and his work is done.


46 posted on 04/20/2012 6:05:03 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: TomGuy
If he is bowing out, it is curious he waited until Santorum dropped out.

Maybe Newt was hoping for a sudden in-rush of attention and donations once he was the only conservative left in the race and he's cutting back on his schedule now because it didn't happen.

47 posted on 04/20/2012 6:05:13 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: No One Special

Awww, disappointing the school kids is just a buzz killer. Go home Newt, we have a nominee.

PS, I still nominate Newt for Romney’s Space Czar. That position is made for him...assuming Newt can stay on message and not drop a verbal turd in the punchbowl.


48 posted on 04/20/2012 6:09:02 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames: arab spring,banks,big drug/oil,christians,coal,earthquake/tsumani,greedy corps,wall st)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Clearly relief from FedGov™ will HAVE to come at the state level. We need Governors of a few states to set up a mutual defense pact. There is nothing in the Constitution that prevents states from building strong state-of-the-art Militias.


49 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:14 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: No One Special

If Newt hasn’t said anything then I don’t believe it. I doubt he would let the media make any announcements for him.

I will only believe it if Newt says it’s so.


50 posted on 04/20/2012 6:11:42 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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