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Gingrich: I'm staying in the race past Alabama, Mississippi contests
The Hill ^ | 3/9/12 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 03/09/2012 5:39:13 PM PST by ColdOne

Newt Gingrich says he isn't dropping out if he loses two upcoming primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.

"We’ll clearly do well enough to move on and I think there’s a fair chance we’ll win," Gingrich said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday.

Gingrich said he planned to make it all the way to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

"But I just want to set this to rest once and for all, we’re going to Tampa," Gingrich added in the interview.

Gingrich's spokesman, R.C. Hammond, had previously said the former House Speaker had to win the upcoming contests in Alabama and Mississippi, taking place on Tuesday, to continue running for president.

Gingrich held the lead in the latest poll of Mississippi. He had 35 percent support to Mitt Romney's 31 percent in an American Research Group poll released Friday.

Gingrich, Romney and Rick Santorum are essentially tied in Alabama. A new Rassmussen poll found the three candidates within 2 points of each other.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newt; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; santorum; santorum4romney; spoilersantorum

1 posted on 03/09/2012 5:39:17 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

that’ll show ‘em, dbag


2 posted on 03/09/2012 5:42:21 PM PST by jjw
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To: ColdOne

So even if he loses both contests he will stay in to be a spoiler for Romney?? He has won a total of TWO states..I like Newt as much as anybody but if he isn’t winning but just finishing third he isn’t helping anyone but mitt. GOD help us all if Romney wins because thats four more years of BO!


3 posted on 03/09/2012 5:45:51 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: ColdOne

Yup seen this earlier. His silly detractors can relax since Newt is going to win Alabama and Mississippi. Heehee...


4 posted on 03/09/2012 5:46:49 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: jakerobins

You don’t have to fret since Newt is going to take those two states. :-)


5 posted on 03/09/2012 5:47:55 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: ColdOne
Few have the capacity to understand how to win delegates the hard way with these new rules. There's so few true winner-take-all...districts everywhere...conventions big and small.

Newt understands and I believe him when he says he's fighting all the way to Tampa.

If nothing else he will give us Grand Drama.

6 posted on 03/09/2012 5:48:31 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner

Newt keeps gobbling up delegates while Rick wins hollow victories.

Go Newt!


7 posted on 03/09/2012 5:51:26 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: ColdOne
Thanks for sharing. Every-time, I see an article now from The Hill, since their reporters go on Fox and lambaste Newt and build up their trust of Romney, I don't trust the motives. They have been a apart of the establishment keeping this diatribe it's Romney and Rick. I want Newt to stay in and go to the convention; to fight to knock liberal Romney out. We don't have to accept Romney esp. if he doesn't get the full delegate count. He will be a weak candidate to Obama. Rage against the machine if you want change ( Go, rogue people)
8 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:14 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: ColdOne

So far, Newt has more delegates than Santorum. If anybody should drop out and stop splitting the vote, it’s Saint Ricky.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:20 PM PST by Yashcheritsiy
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To: ColdOne

I love his fighting spirit. Go all the way Newt.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


10 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:30 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne

I thinks its great. Give em hell Newt.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 5:52:41 PM PST by timlot
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To: Gator113

More Santorum delegate problems in Alabama.

http://www.capitalfreepress.com/4856-santorums-alabama-delegate-issues/


12 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:23 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Rick should join Newt and bury mitt. This will checkmate the rino controlled republican party also, it’s over johnney


13 posted on 03/09/2012 5:59:02 PM PST by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: ColdOne

I can’t wait for the book. :)


14 posted on 03/09/2012 6:00:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy

Well then it’s clear who’s gonna win the nomination.


15 posted on 03/09/2012 6:02:55 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Santo knows he has delegate problems, but in Mobile AL today he tried to say that all the candidates have the same issue. He really sounded life a buffoon.


16 posted on 03/09/2012 6:03:38 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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To: Red Steel

Just as long as somone stomps Romney I’m happy! Mr. Howdy Ya’ll I just ate some grits makes my blood boil.......


17 posted on 03/09/2012 6:05:34 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: gov_bean_ counter

More problems in DC and Illinois.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/214995-santorum-faces-further-ballot-and-delegate-issues-in-dc-illinois


18 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:26 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: ronnie raygun
->Rick should join Newt and bury mitt. This will checkmate the rino controlled republican party also, it’s over johnney

Wouldn't that be the perfect answer, a miracle for our country so, we don't have the ruling class guy. I expect all kinds of dirty tactics at convention. Sure am glad that Palin plans on being there.

19 posted on 03/09/2012 6:07:57 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“He really sounded life a buffoon.”

LOL... he always sounds like a buffoon to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX5YwME80cc


20 posted on 03/09/2012 6:12:27 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Red Steel
You don’t have to fret since Newt is going to take those two states. :-)

You have more confidence than Newt's spokesman. His camp seems to be scaling back their previous predictions of victory.

21 posted on 03/09/2012 6:13:41 PM PST by Washi (Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, one head-shot at a time.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

It’s all going to catch up.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 6:14:23 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Impy

“Well then it’s clear who’s gonna win the nomination.”

It’s not at all clear, but my money is still on Newt.

** President Newt Gingrich-”Our beloved republic deserves nothing less.”


23 posted on 03/09/2012 6:19:18 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: ColdOne
You da man Newt!!
24 posted on 03/09/2012 6:27:08 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Go Newt.


25 posted on 03/09/2012 6:39:38 PM PST by Venturer
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To: jakerobins

He’s hillary with a slick haircut and a wife with two cadillacs.The guy is a joke.


26 posted on 03/09/2012 6:56:06 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Gator113

The next 72 hours are crucial to Newt’s campaign, please do everything you can for Newt through the weekend and Monday. Making calls is very very important, and today the calls were about 10% more pro-Newt than they were yesterday, and we need to keep building on that.

some of the phoners are exhausted, and even if you just make 10 calls EACH DAY, it would give someone a little break. Today the phone banks were jammed, but the weekend is when everyone tends to have other things to do. PLEASE HELP NEWT!!

From Newt 2012: friday

Field and Phone Leaders, CALLING ALL HANDS ON DECK!!
Our national phone team has successfully called through the original 18,000 volunteer sign-ups. This has resulted in a refined list of volunteer prospects for all 50 states. In 3 weeks our national call team has increased by 300%, or 50 new people per week.

Our increased call capacity will help us now begin to make calls into “Super Tuesday” states or those close by that can assist and or deploy to active states.
... YOU CAN NOW CHOOSE THE STATE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CALL
http://newtsnetwork.com/ (click Make the CAll in upper right hand corner)

NOTE: The list filters itself by time zones. It will not show you California at 10am Eastern Time because that is 7am Pacific Time and too early to call there. Once a state’s call list opens up the state name will be added to the dropdown list for you to call. (And in the reverse, Eastern Time Zones will be removed from the list as the night wears on.)

This new reality will enable us to be highly flexible in how we operate and target prospects for GOTV and or volunteer recruitment.

Please disseminate this information to your call teams and volunteer lists.

Thank you


27 posted on 03/09/2012 7:18:11 PM PST by true believer forever (If Newt is good enough for Sarah, he's good enough for me!)
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To: jakerobins
Perhaps you missed that despite winning only 2 states, Newt's 2nd to Romney in pledged delegates. And Romney has more than all opponents combined.

"Winning" states isn't everything.

Newt should not get out and neither should Santorum.

28 posted on 03/09/2012 8:39:05 PM PST by newzjunkey (Santorum: 18-point loss, voted for Sotomayor, proposed $550M on top of $900M Amtrak budget...)
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To: Yashcheritsiy
So far, Newt has more delegates than Santorum. If anybody should drop out and stop splitting the vote, it’s Saint Ricky.

Yep - Rick reminds me of the map that shows almost entirely red for the Repub, yet the Dim wins with the few spattered blue spots.

29 posted on 03/10/2012 2:57:37 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican
I'll make a prediction today that if Gingrich loses both Mississippi and Alabama, his supporters will proclaim that it's "Santorum's fault" and that "Slick Rick doesn't have a prayer of winning and needs to drop out and endorse Newt"

(Easy to predict this stuff since that's ALWAYS their battle cry regardless of the outcome. They'd probably still be insisting that Santorum has "no chance" if Rick Santorum won a Reagan-style 49 state landslide)

Isn't it amazing how "only Newt can win" no matter how many times he loses?

30 posted on 03/10/2012 3:48:40 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: newzjunkey; Impy; AuH2ORepublican
>> Newt should not get out and neither should Santorum. <<

Funny how the Santorum bashers were saying the opposite when the national polls showed Newt was ahead.

1 Month Ago: "Santorum MUST drop out to avoid SPLITTING the conservative vote or we'll get ROMNEY!!" It's all SANTORUM'S FAULT that Romney won Florida!! (even though if EVERY Santorum supporter in FL had switched to Newt, he still would have lost Florida)

1 Month Later (when Santorum's polling ahead of Newt nationally) "Newt shouldn't drop out. Let's take it all the to Tampa and hope for a brokered convention!" (even though Romney won Ohio and Michigan by 1% while only handful of Newt voters switching to Santorum would have derailed Romney in those states)

Hmmm.

31 posted on 03/10/2012 3:55:03 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: BillyBoy

Out of a couple dozen contests, 2 wins, 2 second place finishes. What does that say?


32 posted on 03/11/2012 12:18:41 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: jakerobins

>> So even if he loses both contests he will stay in to be a spoiler for Romney??

Under which conditions will Santorum quit? Can you find out?


33 posted on 03/11/2012 12:25:15 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: BillyBoy

Well, if Santorum did depart when asked, maybe we wouldn’t all be screaming at each other.... hmmmm...


34 posted on 03/11/2012 12:28:25 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: ColdOne

Less we forget it is likely Newt will gain nearly half of the Florida delegates at the convention as well once they make the ruling on it.

JB


35 posted on 03/11/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by thatjoeguy (MAYDAY! MAYDAY! We are so going in ! !)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Romney should drop out.

I believe, he will.

Unlike Gingrich or Santorum, Romney will not run all the way, if it looks like he won’t steal a first round majority of delegates.

He’s going to race to a convention draw. Except he’s not going to get that far - because once he realizes he’s not going to win. He’s going to drop out.

That’s my firm belief.

Romney is going to drop out of the race.


36 posted on 03/11/2012 12:47:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: Gator113

Ditto! GO NEWT!


37 posted on 03/11/2012 12:49:44 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

[Romney is going to drop out of the race.]

Your guess is as good as any......Although, I have a hunch the Romney cult, will beg borrow and STEAL their way to the nomination. It may be close, but you can’t fight the kind of Corruption that Romney has built up over the last 5 years.

We are seeing it first hand this election.


38 posted on 03/11/2012 12:53:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

We shall see. Romney is going to drop out.

Mittens’ heads will deflate.

Then we’ll beat Obama.


39 posted on 03/11/2012 12:58:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: ColdOne

I’m waiting for Mitt to tell Ted Nugent how much he’d love to hear him sing Freebird.


40 posted on 03/11/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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