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Newt Gingrich 'on the way' to Michigan, Arizona
SacBee ^ | February 15, 2012

Posted on 02/15/2012 8:59:47 PM PST by Red Steel

PALO ALTO -- Newt Gingrich, fundraising in California this week to bolster his fading presidential campaign, said this afternoon that he is "on the way to Michigan and Arizona," which hold primaries on Feb. 28.

The former House speaker's campaign characterized his week of California fundraising as necessary to compete on Super Tuesday, when 10 states hold primaries or caucuses March 6.

"We're on the way to Michigan and Arizona, but we're out here doing fundraising, and we scheduled this a couple months ago," Gingrich said as he left a series of meetings at the Hoover Institution, a think tank on the Stanford campus.

He added: "It's been very successful so far."

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: arizona; elections; gingrich; michigan; newt; toast

1 posted on 02/15/2012 8:59:57 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I wish he would just concentrate on Arizona. I don’t want him to take any votes from Santorum in Michigan where Santorum and Romney are very close.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 9:34:46 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Today’s polls actually showed Santorum less behind in AZ than he is ahead in MI and OH. Newt trailing badly in all. Vote Rick in both to embarrass both Romney AND McCain. Voting Newt in AZ will just let Mitt have cover from losing his home state. Whereas Newt voters can push Rick over the top and fatally wound Romney.


3 posted on 02/15/2012 10:02:57 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: napscoordinator

Michigan is a proportional delegate state. Newt is going for his share.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 10:11:16 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: JohnBovenmyer
Newt supporters, help Newt.

He is our only chance to beat Obama.

5 posted on 02/15/2012 11:36:17 PM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: JohnBovenmyer

At this point, a good many Gingrich supporters are no longer about winning. They’re nothing more than suicide bombers who are knowingly helping Romney.


6 posted on 02/16/2012 4:04:06 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
At this point, a good many Gingrich supporters are no longer about winning. They’re nothing more than suicide bombers who are knowingly helping Romney.

Respectfully, maybe that tin foil hat is a little too tight.

I am a New Gingrich supporter and I want him to be our next President.

This primary is far from over.

Thanks, and enjoy your day.

7 posted on 02/16/2012 4:11:44 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia
I am a New Gingrich supporter and I want him to be our next President.

Yep, he's gonna make up that last 90% any day now. LOL
8 posted on 02/16/2012 4:17:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Well ...it’s Newt or Obama.

Take your pick.

Santorum, even though a strong social conservative, will not win the general.

Be well, friend.


9 posted on 02/16/2012 4:23:05 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia

LOL you clowns are starting to make the paultards seem rational.


10 posted on 02/16/2012 4:25:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!!

You WERE trying to be funny.

Weren’t you?


11 posted on 02/16/2012 4:26:16 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: cripplecreek

Santorum will not win the national election.

No need to reply. Your choice of sarcasm over discussion proves you already know that.

Best regards.


12 posted on 02/16/2012 4:29:01 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Santorum will not win the national election.

Not with your candidate working for the Romney camp.

BTW, don't bother with the best regards crap, its not all that impressive.
13 posted on 02/16/2012 4:33:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks so much for your thoughtful, insightful reply.

Best regards, my friend and have a wonderful day.


14 posted on 02/16/2012 4:37:23 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: napscoordinator

He knows exactly what he’s doing. His big money man has admitted to helping Gingrich only because he believes Romney will win the nomination if Gingrich pulls votes from Santorum.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2846572/posts


15 posted on 02/16/2012 4:57:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I think Santorum could win. He is conservative on issues of national defense and social issues. My problem with Rick is that he has a history of earmarks! If this country needs ANYTHING it’s fiscal conservatism.

Newt was responsible for a balanced budget during his time as Speaker of the House. That’s a good feather in his cap.

That said, I’d vote for Santorum over Romney ANY DAY!


16 posted on 02/16/2012 5:08:44 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: Christie at the beach

“Newt supporters, help Newt. He is our only chance to beat Obama.”

Newt doesn’t have enough supporters, the primaries have made that clear enough. His supporters are the gullible and easily fooled, which is why they think he’s actually conservative.

I sure wish we had someone better, but I guess we’re left with Santorum. go Rick.............yay.


17 posted on 02/16/2012 5:12:23 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: Right_in_Virginia

“Respectfully, maybe that tin foil hat is a little too tight.
I am a New Gingrich supporter and I want him to be our next President.
This primary is far from over.
Thanks, and enjoy your day.”

I agree. Why can’t we all just agree to vote for our own candidates? Agree to disagree.

But disagree regarding the statedment that Rick Santorum can’t win. EVERY pundit has been discredited during this election because they always are trying to “call it” for one candidate or another. This is the craziest election cycle in recent history and anything could happen.

Still... GO NEWT!


18 posted on 02/16/2012 5:13:06 AM PST by libdestroyer
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To: cripplecreek

How could we ever not LOVE a candidate like Santorum?

OH, nevermind,........(Pay no attention to this list of just some of the reasons why, what we say about Santorum is true and on the record.)

But I am sure you will still support him out of spite. It’s how you do things.

See for yourself;

NEA
Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Bankruptcy
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Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).
Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.

Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.

Voted for the START II Treaty
Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.
Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines
Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.
Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.
Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.
Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.
Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.
Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea
Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.
Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.
Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program

Nominations
Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)
Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge
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Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge
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Voted for James Brady to be District Judge

Labor
Voted against National Right to Work Act
Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages
Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor
Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding
Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Voted for Job Corps funding
Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization
Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.
Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.
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Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.
Guns

Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.
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Reform

Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.
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Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.
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Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.

Immigration
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Taxes
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Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.
Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.
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Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.
Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.
Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.

Welfare
Voted against food stamp reform
Voted against Medicaid reform
Voted against TANF reform
Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion
Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.
Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.

Waste
Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million
Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)
Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion
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Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)
Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry
Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation
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Spending and Entitlements
Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.
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Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.
Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.

Health Care
Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.
Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.
Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.

Education
Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing
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Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.

Energy

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.


19 posted on 02/16/2012 5:22:09 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: cripplecreek
At this point, a good many Gingrich supporters are no longer about winning. They’re nothing more than suicide bombers who are knowingly helping Romney.

Not serious I hope. We have already voted for Newt here in Arizona. It seems like many here are asleep at the switch. Newt is the only candidate running that can pull us out of the mess we are in now.

What are Santorum's plans? I have not heard any from him or his campaign.

20 posted on 02/16/2012 5:25:03 AM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
What are Santorum's plans? I have not heard any from him or his campaign.

Then you probably shouldn't have voted.
21 posted on 02/16/2012 5:27:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Right_in_Virginia
[Santorum, even though a strong social conservative, will not win the general.]

Bush was also a “strong social CONservative”, and you know how well that worked out for us. He was as big a spender as Clinton and his moderate to liberal fiscal habits handed us Obama in the end.

Looking at Santorum’s actual record, I would say he even makes Bush look like Reagan.

22 posted on 02/16/2012 5:28:31 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: RFEngineer

Santorum was my 3rd choice line in the sand candidate. He ain’t perfect but he’s not nearly as manipulative and underhanded as the other two.

After that the GOP is on its own.

For an interesting experiment, go back and take a look at some of the threads from the day Gingrich announced he was running.


23 posted on 02/16/2012 5:32:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Santorum? NOT manipulative or corrupt? LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mbuMS8ihDf0


24 posted on 02/16/2012 5:36:17 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I don’t know why you even bother. You obviously don’t have the man parts required to even acknowledge newties big government solutions like incentivinzing alternative energy through a whole new federal agency or the fact that he’s thrown himself at the feet of the open border crowd.

You’re wasting your time.


25 posted on 02/16/2012 5:42:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Santorum? NOT manipulative or corrupt? LOL!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mbuMS8ihDf0

Rick Santorum has vaulted to the front ranks of the Republican presidential nomination race in part by depicting himself as a religious family man of lowly beginnings who would bring needed change to Washington.

But that characterization leaves out two decades in which Santorum was a central and often high-ranking player in Washington politics, with connections to K Street lobbyists and a lucrative consulting career that made him a millionaire.


26 posted on 02/16/2012 5:42:00 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Post all you want little boy. If newt is successful in helping Romney take Michigan, it will destroy him.


27 posted on 02/16/2012 5:44:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

“For an interesting experiment, go back and take a look at some of the threads from the day Gingrich announced he was running.”

I prefer the “Scozzafava” threads back when Newt was a shill for the “establishment” GOP.

It’s good humor.

You’re right about Santorum. At least you don’t get the sense that he’d sell his soul to the devil to get a bump in the polls.

He’s not as conservative as I’d prefer, but I don’t think he’s a liar like Romney and Newt, and at least he’s not a total scumbag in his personal life like Newt.

I can pull the lever for him sober. I don’t think I could do it sober for Newt or Romney.


28 posted on 02/16/2012 6:03:20 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: cripplecreek
What are Santorum's plans? I have not heard any from him or his campaign.

Then you probably shouldn't have voted.

Not a problem at all, I heard Newt's plans and agree with every one of them. We are quite happy to have cast our votes for Newt in Arizona.

29 posted on 02/16/2012 8:52:05 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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