Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich will not be the Republican nominee — even if it means a brokered convention
Posted on 12/09/2011 5:56:49 PM PST by katiedidit1
Silver doesnt quite go so far as to say that it makes a brokered convention or a late-breaking establishment candidate likely, but Im willing to go that far. Theres just no way the Republican establishment lets Gingrich become their nominee. As Andrew Sullivan pointed out today, youre already seeing the anti-Gingrich mobilization among conservative thought leaders: Heres George Will, Charles Krauthammer, David Brooks, Ross Douthat, Tom Coburn and Ann Coulter, just for starters. Theres this Politico story about all the Washington Republicans who hate Gingrich.
Now, I think its 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 ...
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.
Brokered convention? BS, not likely.
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.
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.
Who else we got? Palin (I wish) or Rick Perry or Bachmann?
Klein has brain damage from the liberal media echo chamber.
I looked up Ezra Klein in the dictionary and all they had was a cross reference
“See: Douche Bag”.
All of them RINO’s and RomneyBots. Predictable.
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, its left up to unpledged delegates (called so by the Republican party) or the Democrat Partys superdelegates”
The bastards did it to Reagan in 1976!!
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.
If this is true, then I'm starting to like Gingrich a bit more.
This is just blather because there is nothing really bad to report on Newt or to complain about Palin.
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”
Pundits are always fighting the last war.
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.
Don’t like either one. However, that being said, I would rather have Newt than Mitt if I have no other choice.
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
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.
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.
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.
Uh oh. The more the Republican establishment is against Newt, the more I’m for him.
The harder inside the beltway establishment republicans push back against Gingrich the more primary votes he gets!
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.
Money talks? the GOP version of ACORN? this election is driving me nuts lol
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.
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.
Alex Beam: In truth, Ronald Reagan
and Mitt Romney have as much in common
as Cardinal OMalley and Conan OBrien.
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 womans right to choose? Yes! No! Yes!
Are we in Massachusetts? Yes! Are we in Iowa? No!
Are we on TV? Whatever!
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.
And good damned riddance if they try it.
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
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.
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.
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.
Disagree with YOU! Newt is the candidate that will turn Ameirca around and back to prosperity. He is the BEST candidate running...PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rush has covered the possibility Occupy wallstreet was preplanned with Romney in mind. Cast Romney as a wall street guy, to focus against. This is who the left wants.
The primary process has largely rendered the brokered convention obsolete. At least as far as the GOP is concerned. The beltway rulers may not like it but the most they can do is shoot themselves in the foot. Which they did in 2008 and might well do again.
Yeah. Did you check out that video link? It’ll do your heart good. Lately, I’ve been finding Reagan videos to be particularly delightful.
As of today, of the current options, you’re right.
Wait ... I thought Newt was the ULTIMATE DC insider!
The only one whose opinion concerns me is Coburn, who said precious little on which to make a value judgment. Will? Brooks? Oh, and Noonan? You’re kidding?
If Romney loses the primaries and they push him in with the convention...the GOP will crumble. The whole thing will appear corrupt and crooked.
Wanna have fun with Klein?
Google “Juice Box Mafia” — and use the quotes.
At this point, every attack on Newt is a blow for Romney and, ultimately, 0bama.