|This thread has been locked, it will not receive new replies.|
Locked on 04/20/2012 7:22:36 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator, reason:
Gingrich not dropping out (newer thread): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2874691/posts
Skip to comments.Sources: Gingrich cancels North Carolina trip
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.
He’s bowing out.
Wish he’d bowed out a long time ago and not split the Conservative vote.
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.
According to the article, "The Gingrich campaign is reportedly millions of dollars in debt." Always a good reason for bowing out.
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.
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.
What a disappointment for those schoolchildren.
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.
“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 elites 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.
The fix was in over a year ago, the party had made its choice.
If it’s any consolation, I expect both Newt and Rubio to have major roles in a Romney administration.
Wish hed bowed out a long time ago and not split the Conservative vote.
What makes you think the Gingrich supporters would have voted for Santorum? I wouldn’t.
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.
A perfect trifecta in the eyes of the GOP-E
Why? Maybe what you are reading has Mitt’s fingerprints on it so you would feel like you do.
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?
“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?”
Shhh. He’s sleeping.
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.
See post #17.
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.
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.
I do remember, and that was exactly my first thought too!
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.
Hes bowing out.
Earlier today he said he would support Mitt Romney.
See post # 17.
Thanks! Mitt is desperate.
Not Newt. Rubio is a suck up.
“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.
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.
Thanks. But maybe the campaign isn’t ready for the withdrawal announcement.
And, the recent reports of Gingrich saying he could endorse Romney were intentional releases.
Gingrich and Romney teams have been talking for some time.
Kind words for the opponent may also be a part if it. Preparation for the withdrawal.
Who gives a flip what mitt the maggot does. Balanced?! LOL! Buy a clue - you are way overdo.
It’s no longer about Mitt. Get real. It’s about defeating Obama.
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.
Thanks No One Special.
I don't think so, obamacare/romneycare is a killer. It's Newt or nothing for me. There is no option.
It’s over and his work is done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.