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Newt Gingrich will not be the Republican nominee even if it means a brokered convention
The Washington Post ^ | 12/09/2011 | Ezra Klein

Posted on 12/09/2011 5:56:49 PM PST by katiedidit1

Silver doesn’t quite go so far as to say that it makes a brokered convention or a late-breaking establishment candidate likely, but I’m willing to go that far. There’s just no way the Republican establishment lets Gingrich become their nominee. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out today, you’re already seeing the anti-Gingrich mobilization among conservative thought leaders: Here’s George Will, Charles Krauthammer, David Brooks, Ross Douthat, Tom Coburn and Ann Coulter, just for starters. There’s this Politico story about all the Washington Republicans who hate Gingrich.

Now, I think it’s more likely that this mobilization leads to a Romney win then a brokered convention or a new entrant. But I think it makes a Gingrich win almost impossible to imagine. And if something once considered so impossible begins to look likely, then correspondingly extraordinary events — again, like a brokered convention — will become likely, also.

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


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1 posted on 12/09/2011 5:57:00 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: katiedidit1

Could there seriously be a fix among the gop establishment to block Newt? speculating on my part but I would never underestimate the republican insiders. Looks like the talking heads are not happy with the Newt surge (making fools of them)
Hang on to your hats folks..this will be one hell of an election. IF you are pro Newt...brace yourselves for a lot more than just normal mudslinging...they will do a “Scooter Libby” on Newt.
The excerpt I posted was towards the end of the article.


2 posted on 12/09/2011 6:00:14 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Brokered convention? BS, not likely.


3 posted on 12/09/2011 6:00:47 PM PST by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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To: katiedidit1

Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media “vet” the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.

This “election” will be a non-election...featuring the state approved “candidates”-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.


4 posted on 12/09/2011 6:01:28 PM PST by mo
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To: katiedidit1

I think they left out one thing...

the voters!! :-)

you think the Tea Party is mad now....

wait until there’s a “brokered” convention. Then all heck will break loose.

The OWS will look like a peaceful event.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 6:02:09 PM PST by preamble
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To: katiedidit1
How did Reagan ever get around the Republican establishment that wanted his mic turned off?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO2_49TycdE

Who else we got? Palin (I wish) or Rick Perry or Bachmann?

6 posted on 12/09/2011 6:02:48 PM PST by PapaNew
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To: katiedidit1

Klein has brain damage from the liberal media echo chamber.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 6:02:48 PM PST by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: katiedidit1

I looked up Ezra Klein in the dictionary and all they had was a cross reference
“See: Douche Bag”.


8 posted on 12/09/2011 6:03:08 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: katiedidit1

All of them RINO’s and RomneyBots. Predictable.


9 posted on 12/09/2011 6:03:24 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: katiedidit1

This is what happens during a brokered convention according to Wise Geek. “A brokered convention occurs in a US Presidential convention where no nominated candidate has received the needed delegates decided by primary election and caucuses to secure the nomination. If two people running in the primary elections are nearly tied in delegates as the nominating convention approaches, the decision of who will actually run for President is taken out of the hands of the people. Instead, it’s left up to unpledged delegates (called so by the Republican party) or the Democrat Party’s superdelegates”

Enter Romney?


10 posted on 12/09/2011 6:03:43 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

The bastards did it to Reagan in 1976!!


11 posted on 12/09/2011 6:04:28 PM PST by ontap
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To: katiedidit1

If at a brokered convention the party establichment tries to force Mitt Romney upon the voters, it will likely destroy the G.O.P. forever.

And good damned riddance if they try it.


12 posted on 12/09/2011 6:05:13 PM PST by Grunthor
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To: katiedidit1
There’s this Politico story about all the Washington Republicans who hate Gingrich.

If this is true, then I'm starting to like Gingrich a bit more.

13 posted on 12/09/2011 6:05:21 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: katiedidit1; C. Edmund Wright

This is just blather because there is nothing really bad to report on Newt or to complain about Palin.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 6:05:54 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: preamble

I never heard of a brokered convention until now..and though it is not probable..it could happen. If Romney and Newt are so close and neither has enough delegates to hit the target..it will be taken OUT of the hands of the people and up to the “undecided (plants) delegates”


15 posted on 12/09/2011 6:06:04 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: katiedidit1

Pundits are always fighting the last war.


16 posted on 12/09/2011 6:06:49 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: alarm rider
Brokered convention? BS, not likely.

Exactly. We hear the hysterical "brokered convention" talk every cycle and it just isn't likely to happen.

If Newt continues improving as a candidate and wins the nomination, the "establishment" will fall in line. They may fight him all the way, but if Gingrich proves too strong to stop, the folks complaining about him will just change their tune and declare he's grown as a person and a candidate.

17 posted on 12/09/2011 6:06:57 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: katiedidit1

Don’t like either one. However, that being said, I would rather have Newt than Mitt if I have no other choice.


18 posted on 12/09/2011 6:06:57 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: katiedidit1

The RNC will have to wait until after the primaries. This is where We get a chance to voice who we want with out them.

It’s going to be a battle, first with the established RINO’s then zer0

I’m betting the RINOS will be a battle, but neither one will be much.

They just don’t know how smoking bad we want this fight.

Both go down, America wins


19 posted on 12/09/2011 6:07:12 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: katiedidit1

Ezra Klein is a snot nose, little, whiney brat. He started the infamous journolist site that got busted for plotting to destroy republican candidates.

He’s a POS and NEVER has claimed to be objective. He’s not real bright either. Never has been accurate and just a slimey little jerk.

He has no knowledge of what is going on, he’s too busy shilling for another POS, obami.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 6:07:12 PM PST by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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