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Newt Gingrich-Brilliant Strategy -- Stay In Race and Eventually Win Nomination
March 14, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell

Posted on 03/14/2012 6:08:00 AM PDT by mitchell001

Newt Gingrich has crafted a reasonable comeback strategy considering his predicament and his goals for the country. Here are the cards that Newt has. He has built a tremendous and growing volunteer network. He has the ability to frame the most important issues facing the government. Notice that the media loves to schedule and interview Newt. Also, President Obama and Jay Carney are replying to Newt Gingrich's $2.50 per gallon and oil drilling proposals. As Newt stays in the race, Romney has to spend money on negative ads to attack and bring down both Santorum and Gingrich. If Newt stays in Romney has little chance to garner greater than 30 percent of delegates in each primary. If Newt drops out, there is a greater chance that Romney will knock out Santorum and win. Now, if Romney does not get enough votes to clinch the nomination, there is a chance that Newt's stature will continue to rise, and he will continue to showcase his skills, plans and abilities and will appear more presidential and electable than Santorum. Newt's delegate count may approach or pass Santorum's delegate count. This is the 60 day discussion that will begin at the end of June at the end of the primaries. At that time, Gingrich and Santorum may agree to a joint ticket with one or the other at the top of the ticket. Newt owes this strategy to his large volunteer network and to the country. As time goes forward, more and more Americans will want Newt Gingrich on the National Ticket so we citizens can benefit from his experience, ideas, plans, reforms and doable goals for the country that we love.


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1 posted on 03/14/2012 6:08:10 AM PDT by mitchell001
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To: mitchell001

As Newt remains, the conservative voice continues to be heard! He may be able to chase Mittens far enough to the right to be left-center!


2 posted on 03/14/2012 6:11:40 AM PDT by King Hawk
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To: mitchell001

Put on your flame suit.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 6:12:14 AM PDT by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: mitchell001

Are you ready for the tirade from Santorum people that Newt has been paid by Romney to stay in, otherwise he would leave and Rick would win in a landslide?

Are you ready for that??


4 posted on 03/14/2012 6:13:30 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: King Hawk

but “Mitten’s” would never be trustworthy regardless.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 6:13:59 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: mitchell001

Wish you were right, but a non-stop campaign to impugn Newt’s character and the motives behind his staying in the race is about to begin. I agree with you about Newt’s superiority in both his platform and message, as well as his ability to compellingly present them. He has single-handedly decreased Obama’s poll numbers via his $2.50/gallon energy plan, and put Obama on the defensive. Has either Romney or Santorum been able to do that?


6 posted on 03/14/2012 6:14:31 AM PDT by mtrott
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To: mitchell001

According to some fast sloppy math on my part, there are approx. 1200 delegates left to be had. Mitt needs at least half (50%)to get over the 1144 point. Newt staying in will hopefully insure that does not happen. I LOVE Newt!


7 posted on 03/14/2012 6:14:44 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: mitchell001
Open your hymn books, and sing along with me, "... roooock----offfff----aaaaages----crrrrled---- fer-meeeee..."
8 posted on 03/14/2012 6:16:53 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: mitchell001

It’s over, Ralph.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mitchell001

Vanity posts aren’t news.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 6:19:57 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: blueyon

http://projects.wsj.com/campaign2012/delegates


11 posted on 03/14/2012 6:20:03 AM PDT by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: mitchell001

Newt isn’t going to win anything. The majority of voters don’t like him.

No way you could convince anyone at a convention that a guy who only was able to eke out a win in two southern states should get the nod.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 6:21:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: csmusaret

Thanks


13 posted on 03/14/2012 6:22:21 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: mitchell001

14 posted on 03/14/2012 6:23:50 AM PDT by tomkat (FU.baraq)
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To: mitchell001

Newt will mop the floor with Obama in any debate, that alone gets my vote. I don’t care if he wins or loses, just to have him show the world that the smartest man in America is really nothing more than a 3 Card Monty sharpie. The 80% with less than a high school education will still support Obama either way.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 6:25:56 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: blueyon

Ditto!!


16 posted on 03/14/2012 6:25:58 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: txrangerette

Go Newt !


17 posted on 03/14/2012 6:26:09 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: mitchell001

Has Bahdad Bob been hired to do Gingrich PR?


18 posted on 03/14/2012 6:27:53 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: mitchell001

I am not sure why Newt lost in AL and MI but certainly voters must have heard his ads there. So it is a concern for me. But it may be as simple as voters there preferred the bible centered family orientation of Santorum rather than the Churchillian roar of Gingrich against the establishment. All I can say is thank God Romney didn’t win; he is a real snake and his Mormon religious backers are beginning to look like a Scientology cult to me.

A brokered convention will give Newt a shot at showing he stands out from the others in knowledge, speech, vision and command presence.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 6:28:35 AM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: dforest

Anyone looking at what happened yesterday should see that Newt lost in two of the ‘Reddest’ in the south and the Political/Social brethren of Georgia. If he can’t win there then where can he win?


20 posted on 03/14/2012 6:29:25 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: mitchell001
Its hardly over for NEWT. The "Win" for Santorum last night, is just that with a 3-way SPLIT of the delegates. Newt still has his plan going forward, and I trust him in whatever it is.

BEST THING: ROMNEY LOST, the establishment LOST. There is our Victory.

A VICTORY too in watching the media GROVEL, what happen, Priceless?

In the end: Newt voters will turn to SANTORUM.

In the end: Santorum voters will turn to NEWT.

WE WIN, one thing we aren't is STUPID. No Way Romney,

I'm still with NEWT.

21 posted on 03/14/2012 6:29:37 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Strategerist

Newt is taking the “Underpants Gnomes” approach:

Phase I: Stay in Race.
Phase II: ?
Phase III: Nomination!


22 posted on 03/14/2012 6:31:12 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: mitchell001

Didn’t I see reports before that Romney’s father was not a US citizen?

What’s the deal on this?

Are republicans ignoring the 14th amendment too???


23 posted on 03/14/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Kartographer

I think his wins are over.

Shame he doesn’t see that.

You know it isn’t so much what he says. His problem is his personality. He has very high negatives.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 6:34:35 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Hostage
am not sure why Newt lost in AL and MI but certainly voters must have heard his ads there.

Actually no, didn't see a single Newt ad or mailer.

For the last three weeks I kept all my mailers, messages etc. and here is my tally for Montgomery, Al:

Romney - 17 Mailers, 12 robocalls, 15 television ads -- ALL ATTACK ADS AGAINST RICK SANTORUM.

Santorum - 2 Mailers, ZERO robocalls, ZERO TELEVISION ADS. Both mailers were positive position ads just on his views, no attacks.

GINGRICH - zero, zip zilch nada.

Paul - One mailer comparing his positions with Romney, Santorum and Gingrich.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 6:35:33 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: mitchell001

Is delusion something you can catch.?


26 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:25 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: annieokie

in what amounts to a basic 3 way tie how can you on one hand say it was a “win” for Newt and a “loss” for Romney?

All 3 basically get the same number of delegates. Rick did get the bragging rights.

I see Newt and Rick coming to an agreement and stomping Mitt at the convention.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 6:36:53 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: dps.inspect

Do you hate Christians? Us Bible clingers really are stupid right?

Pray for America


28 posted on 03/14/2012 6:37:20 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: Safrguns

Then you’ll love a Romney / Rubio ticket. Its smart bc it will 1) help win Florida. And 2) appease conservatives.

Of course as a birther, your head might explode, so I’m giving you some warning to get a helmet before the convention.

;)


29 posted on 03/14/2012 6:39:18 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: annieokie

Unfortunately, Romney WON the delegate count yesterday. It’s about delegate counts ... nothing more...


30 posted on 03/14/2012 6:40:24 AM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: TheZMan

“Put on your flame suit.”

As well as flak jacket and blast suit. Merely reporting an election event or simply sharing a political viewpoint is increasingly met with vicious hostility on this “discussion forum”. Didn’t used to be like this.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 6:41:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“Newt will mop the floor with Obama in any debate”

Obama would NEVER agree to a fair debate with Newt. I think there’s a long-standing policy for the two candidates to debate, but Hussein will find a reason to negate that. If it does occur, he’ll be finding the most unobtrusive ear piece thingie for receiving responses by his puppet master(s). Maybe he can borrow Soledad O’Brien’s or James Stockdale’s.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: txrangerette

No way.

Newt loathes Mitt.


33 posted on 03/14/2012 6:46:13 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: annieokie

In the end: Newt voters will turn to SANTORUM.

In the end: Santorum voters will turn to NEWT.

I agree. I think it has been been a rather robust primary season and I think this is making both a stronger candidate overall. As everyone says, it is not over. I am psyched about seeing how a convention would work because most of us have never seen one before. I would just like to see the process. It would be a great education for everyone.


34 posted on 03/14/2012 6:47:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

>> I don’t care if he wins or loses >>

So you don’t care if Obama gets to appoint two or three more left-wing Justices to the Supreme Court?

So you don’t care if our armed forces are cut to about one-half of their current size?

So you don’t care if our nuclear arsenal is cut to about one-fourth of its current size?

So you don’t care if Iran achieves the ability to erase Israel from the map?

So you don’t care if Obamacare takes full effect in 2014?

So you don’t care if EPA puts more and more crippling regulations on the U.S. economy?

So you don’t care if a growing federal debt transforms the USA into a giant Greece?

If you answer “yes” to even one of the above questions, then I fail to see why you should be allowed to post on FR.


35 posted on 03/14/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Hostage

OPEN PRIMARIES. Dems want Ricky.


36 posted on 03/14/2012 6:47:35 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Hostage

OPEN PRIMARIES. Dems want Ricky.


37 posted on 03/14/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Hostage

I think this is because the “conservative base” is much less conservative than we thought it was. That is, both Santorum and Romney are big government, nanny-state, big spending members of the GOP establishment, and the only difference between them is that Santorum’s social positions are more conservative. If Santorum dropped out, all of his voters would go to Romney; if Gingrich dropped out, his voters would probably go to nobody or possibly to Ron Paul, who may be a nutcase but is offering an alternative to the GOP establishment vision.

My feeling is that, in the last few years, the voters as a whole (GOP and Dem) have come to accept the left’s Euro-state model for the US and now see a sort of soft-socialist welfare state as the default model.


38 posted on 03/14/2012 6:48:17 AM PDT by livius
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To: dforest
Newt's “negatives” are a fixation of your imagination.

Watch how any given audience responds to him when he does a debate. They applaud loudly, cheer, and give him unprecedented standing ovations. This is hardly a man with “Personality” problems.

You are like all the rest. You have bought into the Establishment propaganda about Newt, that has been bought and paid for, by THE most corrupt and vile Republican establishment in history. And there never has been such a hateful, nasty, lying and evil Primary election, that can compare to this one, in all of our history

The Establish has spent record amounts of money to stop Newt, because he is the very opposite of what you claim. He scares them to death, because he will not mess around. They know that he would put an end to their RINO charade. John Boehner, Graham, and several others in both houses were behind destroying Newt in the ‘90’s and they are behind it this time as well.

You can go ahead and buy into it if you like, but I KNOW better than that. And like it or not, your candidate is much closer to the Establishment than you realize. And if he gains a position of power again, you will learn that the hard way. Santorum has already demonstrated what I am saying, beyond any doubt.

39 posted on 03/14/2012 6:50:02 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Reagan69

Newt loathes Mitt.

Oh yes he does. I loved it when he was so respectful to Santorum last night and then went for the jugular in Mitt. It was awesome! I loved it. BTW, I told everyone that Newt and Santorum are friends, but nobody believes me for some reason. I think that Newt actually HATES Mitt.


40 posted on 03/14/2012 6:51:05 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: Hawthorn

You win. Good post.


41 posted on 03/14/2012 6:51:43 AM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: cableguymn

A win for NEWT, 1/3 of the delegates. Rick can have the bragging rights.


42 posted on 03/14/2012 6:54:42 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Reagan69
Exactly, it was the Dems, who are Obama voters, crossing over to mess up the GOP primary. There are no “Reagan Democrats” or “Conservative Democrats” left. They are doing what they did in Michigan and this time it worked.
43 posted on 03/14/2012 6:54:46 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: livius

I think this is because the “conservative base” is much less conservative than we thought it was.

Are you kidding? We just got the conservative candidate that is the most conservative on social issues and second on fiscal conservative. Just because Santorum is not as fiscally conservative as Newt does not mean that the conservative base is less conservative. We have NEVER been able to get a 100 percent social conservative as our nominee. So if we can get a 100 percent social conservative and a 90 percent fiscal conservative, that is much better than Ford, McCain, Dole, Bush I and maybe even Bush II. This is a miracle in process and I could not be more thrilled. This is history in the making.


44 posted on 03/14/2012 6:55:32 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: magritte

ROMNEY LOST in ALA., MISS. Sure he get 1/3 of the delegates, but it proved he is no longer mr.precious.


45 posted on 03/14/2012 6:56:33 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: mitchell001
When I read your title, I was going to skip this thinking it was going to be a hit piece, but I agree with you.

After a few months of his campaigning, I can't stand Romney. Santorum is a decent guy, but he's a political lightweight compared to the rest, especially to what's waiting for him should he win the primary.

When it comes to government reform and taking on the PTB in DC, Gingrich is by far the most capable of the field. Given what we face here and in the world, now is not the time to settle for less than the best.

46 posted on 03/14/2012 6:57:02 AM PDT by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: napscoordinator

Thank you, I agree. The convention will be very interesting, and WE will come out a winner, NOT ROMNEY.


47 posted on 03/14/2012 6:58:52 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: napscoordinator

>> In the end: Newt voters will turn to SANTORUM. <<

Well, certainly not “all” — but probably 80 or 90%

>> In the end: Santorum voters will turn to NEWT. <<

Disagree. I say ca. 60% would go to Newt, ca. 40% to Romney.

If I’m correct, then Newt’s dropping out would assure a Santo win.

But if Santo should drop out, then it becomes a tight race between Gingrich and Romney — in which case the Romney money machine will again carpet-bomb Newt “back to the stone age.”


48 posted on 03/14/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: mitchell001

"Newt Gingrich has crafted a reasonable comeback strategy considering his predicament and his goals for the country."

49 posted on 03/14/2012 7:00:42 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mtrott

I find that Santorum doesn’t go after obama much.


50 posted on 03/14/2012 7:01:16 AM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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