Skip to comments.Georgia Turns Into Shaky Ground for Gingrich ["Evangelicals and Tea Party Breaking for Santorum"]
Posted on 02/17/2012 11:53:47 PM PST by Steelfish
Georgia Turns Into Shaky Ground for Gingrich
By TRIP GABRIEL February 18, 2012
ATLANTA If Newt Gingrich has any hope of a comeback, it must begin here, in the state he represented for 20 years as a congressman and where the haul of delegates to the Republican National Convention is the biggest prize of the Super Tuesday contests next month.
Yet when asked about the once-unthinkable possibility that he might lose the primary in Georgia, where Rick Santorum is surging just as he is nationally, Mr. Gingrich offered a shrug.
Given this kind of a year, who knows? he said on Thursday. Romney could lose Michigan. Santorum could lose Pennsylvania. Who knows whats going to happen?
Mr. Gingrichs fatalism may be premature he still enjoys a lead in state polls but his attitude is probably not what his many Georgia supporters want to see.
His comeback strategy is based on rallying white evangelical Christians and Tea Party supporters in the South, which worked when he won the South Carolina primary last month. He also found success in the conservative northern panhandle in Florida, although Mitt Romney won the primary statewide.
But the problem for Mr. Gingrich, who began a two-day campaign trip to Georgia on Friday, is that evangelical and Tea Party voters are now breaking for Mr. Santorum. A New York Times/CBS News survey this week showed Mr. Santorum to be the favorite among evangelical Christians nationally. And in Georgia they made up 62 percent of Republican primary voters in 2008, according to exit polls.
The evangelical vote, they are really getting together for Santorum. It just started in the last two weeks, said Sue Everhart, the chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party.
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NYSlimes liberal wishful thinking.
The newspapers in GA are reporting the opposite. NYslimes..Gee. I think some of you Rick supporters should be ashamed for trying to do the dirty rats jobs for them/depressing the vote.
Ordered my Newt 2012 bumper stickers yesterday. Screw you NYT!
Maybe in 1960s drug induced trip.
More HYPERBOLE from the newspaper that lost $40 million dollars in 2011.
Point of order:
This was stated by the chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, NOT the New York Times. If you have an problem with the numbers breaking in Rick's way (which they indeed are and what I am picking up from around the nation, including Romney's slipping and desperation) you really ought to consider taking it up with her, not the NY Slimes.
This is the REAL issue.
If the times says it’s so. . .
If the times says it’s so. . .
Well, the Evangelical vote that was suckered by Hucksterbee last time round and gave us McCain, I don’t doubt that for a second. The Tea Party, really didn’t exist in it’s current form in 2008, so we’ll have to see about that. Although Santorum loves S.S. and other big government programs, if the Tea Party ears are open, the should tread carefully around that guy.
Gee a NYT piece saying “evangelicals” going for Rick over Newt. Please note how tragically wrong “evangelkicals” have been in who they back becaus ethey think the person talks a good game, or helps rationalize why they should sell their souls. While I agree with much of what Rick says, I find it tedious and tawdry to make your religious beliefs the biggest platform. You don’t tout your Christian values, you live them.
Santorum is going down a rat hole with this POTUS (preacher of the united states). Obama has trotted out the tried and true issue, abortion and birth control which will soon turn in to the equally reliable radical right wing evangelical issue.
I can’t stop laughing.
I personally think that is in large part due to them starting to disbelieve the 'big lie' of the liberal left and Republican Party establishment elite types that Santorum is too Conservative or too far to the Right to win nationally. And I also personally believe that many more are starting to believe that he can WIN this after all and that he can beat Obummer and that is propelling his rise in the polls and in the hearts and minds of conservative America.
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