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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.

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To: katiedidit1

The GOP Big Dogs can do what the hell the want, but if enough vote in the Primaries for Newt, they will not prevail.
What they gonna do, toss out Primary elections?

No doubt what we’ll see is a hard smear campaign, which Newt should be able to withstand and in the end the GOPers will come on board.


21 posted on 12/09/2011 6:09:55 PM PST by X-spurt
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To: Major Matt Mason
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. The journalists will be doing a zillion blogs on Gingrich..what is wrong with ole Sour Kraut? I used to have so much respect for him.
22 posted on 12/09/2011 6:10:46 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

Let’s reward these RINOs for attacking Gov. Palin
and her children and the other conservative women.

By ignoring them.
Not one of them is a conservative.


23 posted on 12/09/2011 6:10:53 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: katiedidit1

Uh oh. The more the Republican establishment is against Newt, the more I’m for him.


24 posted on 12/09/2011 6:10:59 PM PST by Ge0ffrey
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To: Major Matt Mason
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. The journalists will be doing a zillion blogs on Gingrich..what is wrong with ole Sour Kraut? I used to have so much respect for him.
25 posted on 12/09/2011 6:11:50 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
KLEIN13


26 posted on 12/09/2011 6:12:17 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: katiedidit1

The harder inside the beltway establishment republicans push back against Gingrich the more primary votes he gets!


27 posted on 12/09/2011 6:13:05 PM PST by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: katiedidit1

What a dumb article. The ‘64 rules favored party establishment hacks far more, and that didn’t stop Goldwater.

A BIG chunk of Republican delegates come from the south. They ain’t going Romney.

If they want to do brokered, they have to find some widely respected figure who sat out from a dislike of campaigning, sort of a younger Fred Thompson type.


28 posted on 12/09/2011 6:13:20 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: X-spurt

Money talks? the GOP version of ACORN? this election is driving me nuts lol


29 posted on 12/09/2011 6:14:59 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

I believe with the RINO elitist’s in charge of the Republican Party that there very well could be a flip of the wee birdie to us all, and what we want just as they undermined any Sarah Palin attempt to win the nomination as I believe RINO Romney has made all the promises, the deals, and paid the money to the key RINO establishment players already.

I believe Romney has bought and paid for the nomination, therefore there is every possibility there will be action to ensure Romney IS the nominee by those RINO elitists in charge of the GOP.

It’s a damned shame, but the enemy within is in charge, and until we can get them the “H” out of their seats, we are at their mercy.

We at the ranch are 100% behind Newt Gingrich, and we pray he will be successful in overwhelming those establishment RINO’s so completely they would be entirely too obvious in their refusal to comply with the will of the people.

The Dems, Libs, Socialist’s including RINO’s entrenched in the GOP have much to lose in this race, and will pull every dirty trick in the book to win, and continue the transformation of this Nation and the World to their perspective, their goal of the NWO.

JMHO


30 posted on 12/09/2011 6:15:02 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: preamble
I think they left out one thing...the voters!!

That was my thought exactly. Since when are they ( those named) conservative leaders? LOL! They haven't been vetted by us to consider themselves conservative. What part of 'We The People" is repulsive to them? You know why they hate conservatives? Because we can't be controlled and that's what these power hungry maggots are all about.
31 posted on 12/09/2011 6:15:07 PM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: katiedidit1

The RINO GOP establishment cannot be stupid enough to try to pull that crap. The Tea Party will sink the GOP into insignificance with a new third party.


32 posted on 12/09/2011 6:15:21 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: katiedidit1
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."

[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]


Alex Beam: “In truth, Ronald Reagan
and Mitt Romney have as much in common
as Cardinal O’Malley and Conan O’Brien.
Deservedly or not, Reagan earned a reputation for constancy.
Once he turned against communism, he opposed it big-time.
…. And our former governor? Inconstancy, thy name is Mitt!
A woman’s right to choose? Yes! No! Yes!
Are we in Massachusetts? Yes! Are we in Iowa? No!
Are we on TV? Whatever!”



33 posted on 12/09/2011 6:17:57 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: katiedidit1

Aye, if he gets the delegates all those people will have no choice in his nomination. Personally, they could choose not to support him: vote for Zero, abstain, whatever. Their choice.


34 posted on 12/09/2011 6:19:55 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Grunthor
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.

+1

35 posted on 12/09/2011 6:20:51 PM PST by Doofer (I'm not at all impressed with the current field of narcissists.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I am starting to believe that so much money has been invested in the Romney campaign and this election was supposed to Promises have been made to supporters...I am braced for some dirty tricks ...worse than what happened with Palin and perhaps Cain. Difference being Newt knows the election process and legalities a little better than most...he will fight


36 posted on 12/09/2011 6:22:41 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

Newt will win this outright in a 40+ state landslide, it won’t even be close.

Romney has never led in much more than a handfull of states this entire year against anyone, and he hasn’t polled ahead of Gingrich anywhere excpet New Hampshire since this month began.

Look at the polls, look at the maps, count the delegates, look at the schedule, and you will quickly see that Romney is doomed, this will turn out very similar to the Republican primary of 2000 with Romney playing the role of McCain and Gingrich playing the role of Bush.


37 posted on 12/09/2011 6:25:05 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks katiedidit1. The nomination of Newt Gingrich would be a massive disaster, except for one thing — his nomination would limit us to only four more years of Obama, and an end to the perennial Newt infestation. If Newt’s the VP nominee — something that would make sense from a number of different standpoints — I’ll be happy to vote for the ticket.


38 posted on 12/09/2011 6:25:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PapaNew

Paul Ryan, if he’s a true civil servant, should have run. He’s showing his true RINO colors. His excuse was his young family, but he didn’t step up. He’s in the district next to me. He’s always on the talkers shows around here. It’s sad he didn’t hear the call for a real conservative president. Now we got to sort out the clowns. Paul Ryan would have beat Obama’s clock.

It’s a shame we have another McCain. I’m so sick of holding my nose. The LAST president I voted FOR was Regan. Now, it’s going to be a vote for the lesser. It’s such a shame.

Us conservatives have more work to do. It’s bigger than any of us thought.

*sigh*


39 posted on 12/09/2011 6:25:16 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: SunkenCiv

Disagree with YOU! Newt is the candidate that will turn Ameirca around and back to prosperity. He is the BEST candidate running...PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


40 posted on 12/09/2011 6:28:57 PM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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