Statewide voting patterns and exit polls tell a different story. Somehwere around 57% of Gingrich’s votes would go to Santorum should he drop out. In Arkansas, Santorum had a blow-out win with 51% of the vote because Gingrich gave up on the Arkansas race.
Sounds like half of Newt’s voters have a screw loose.
This is why Gingrich must stay in to the bitter end, even if “allhope is lost.” Neither he nor Santorum will beat Romney, so they both may as well stay in, in order to have a chance of draining enough votes away from the liberal to force a convention confrontation. It’s only hope of preventing another Frick vs Frack election.
Go ahead and flame away, but if Newt announced Sarah as his running mate (long shot that she will accept though) we would end up with a dream team with debating skills beyond imagination. Not to mention a true Conservative ticket. Also, consider the fact that Sarah would be at the top of the list for future President of the United States.
I firmly believe the Supreme Court will not overturn this nightmare, and Congress will not defund it, so maybe the Republic is over already.
I don’t believe this. I feel that most Gingrich supporters want a brokered convention, thus they will likely back Santorum in later races to achieve this end.
Any coalesce-ees could go either way. I’m not fond of Newt. The only thing many conservatives agree on is that we do NOT want Romney or Obama.
I find that hard to believe.
We see every day here in the forum that a lot of Gingrich supporters HATE Santorum, and attack him at every opportunity. But that’s presumably because they think he is taking conservative votes away from their guy.
But would they actually be dumb enough to vote for Mitt? I don’t think so. I think that half the Newt voters are just saying this, in hopes that Rick will drop out and clear the way for Newt.