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Gingrich Seeking Romney Upset
Associated Press / NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | Monday, Apr 23, 2012 | Randall Chase

Posted on 04/23/2012 8:38:40 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Edited on 04/23/2012 8:49:07 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is hoping retail politics will make the inevitability of Mitt Romney's nomination a tough sell among Delaware's GOP voters.

The former House speaker is seeking an upset victory in Tuesday's presidential primary. That would lend credibility to his flagging campaign and his plans to help shape the Republican Party platform at its August convention in Florida.


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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newt; newt2012; newtgingrich; newtginrich; romney

1 posted on 04/23/2012 8:38:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

I wonder if Newt has some internal polling info. I haven’t seen any polls on the primaries since Santorum suspended his campaign.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 8:43:35 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind;)
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To: SoConPubbie
I will be voting for Newt tomorrow.

Doubt it will do much good, what with us fighting the Democrat Party, the Republican Party and the government controlled media.

But I will not vote for Obama-Lite.

3 posted on 04/23/2012 8:47:14 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Who did Newt support last year in the Delaware Senate race?

I seem to remember him being a Castle supporter and Romney being a supporter of the Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell.

Now is seems that the tides have completely shifted the other direction.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 8:52:09 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: SoConPubbie

Makes me wonder - if Newt pulled a couple of upsets, would Santorum suddenly unsuspend his campaign, so as to make sure the conservative vote stays good and split for the rest of the primaries?


5 posted on 04/23/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: SoConPubbie

I have been praying for Newt to take the lead and win for us..


6 posted on 04/23/2012 9:06:29 AM PDT by PLD (It is time the freeloaders leave the white house and go back to the hell hole they came from..)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Santorum probably would are start campaiging again for Mittens like 2008.

If only.


7 posted on 04/23/2012 9:12:53 AM PDT by Bailee
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To: SoConPubbie

Newt Quixote


8 posted on 04/23/2012 9:14:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

O’Donnell endorsed Romzero this morning and hammered Newt.

(Per USA TODAY)

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/12/mitt-romney-christine-odonnell-tea-party-endorsement/1#.T5V_j9XAmZQ


9 posted on 04/23/2012 9:14:32 AM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: Ingtar

Fortunately, O’Donnell’s endorsement probably carries very LITTLE weight across the state.


10 posted on 04/23/2012 9:28:51 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: SoConPubbie

Voting Newt and Rohrer(Senate) tomorrow...and a handful of delegates who will support them.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 9:53:41 AM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: airborne

It will do a LOAD of good, airborne!! Here’s what I have to say to New England:

Which state is it with the motto “Live Free or Die”? That’s the spirit we need right now, and New England can lead the way.

New England, you were the bed of the American Revolution. From the battles you fought come the liberties of this land. The country needs you now. Please rise to the great heritage you come from. You can do this!

And here is what I posted to try to help everybody know what is at stake here - which should have special meaning for anybody whose life was personally touched by 9-11:

I have to work today and tomorrow so I can’t man any of Newt’s phone banks, but if anybody can use this letter to forward in e-mails to your lists before tomorrow’s primaries, please do so:

Mitt Romney supports government-coerced abortion. He personally has made the decision to force people to provide abortions even though they believe it to be murder.

Yes, he vetoed Romneycare because it mandated abortion insurance coverage, but in Dec 2005 after his veto was overridden and the Boston Globe printed an article noting that Catholic hospitals would be exempt from providing abortions to rape victims, Romney ordered the Dept of Public Health to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions. He said his legal counsel had given him a “sounder view” of what Romneycare meant – that this law alone, of all the abortion laws passed in the 30 years since the 1975 conscience law had exempted religious institutions from having to perform abortions against their religious beliefs, nullified the conscience law even though a nullification clause had specifically been rejected by the MA legislature. Romney went further and said he personally believed it was the “right thing” for Catholic hospitals to commit what they believe to be murder.

Since that time, the regulations now say that the abortifacient morning-after pill must be offered by Catholic hospitals regardless of whether rape is even claimed. In other words, any woman can go to the emergency room of any Catholic hospital in MA and force the staff there to give her an abortion pill, no questions allowed to be asked.

This isn’t about rape and it isn’t about abortion. There are plenty of secular hospitals that will provide the morning-after pill. This is about forcing every Catholic in this country who puts a dollar bill in the collection plate to commune at the altar of government-established religion that includes abortion. Religious liberty exists no more.

Welcome to China right here in America.

Romney defends Romneycare’s coerced abortions by pointing out that states are not bound by the US Constitution. First Amendment guarantees of religious liberty don’t apply to states. States are free to establish religion and violate religious liberty, as Romney has done in MA.

The chief way that Islamists plan to establish sharia in free countries is by establishing precedents at the more local levels and then using that precedent to force the whole country into sharia – Islam forced onto everyone. Romney’s claims would allow states to establish sharia.

Vote for Newt Gingrich in the Republican Presidential primary.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 10:00:03 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
Now is seems that the tides have completely shifted the other direction.

No, Romney is the same POS as he always has been - buying off conservatives for favors/support. EVIL knows no bounds and evil doesn't change. Evil is what it is. Surely, you know this n00b.

13 posted on 04/23/2012 10:00:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SueRae

If you have friends you can e-mail, please think about e-mailing the following, so as many people as possible can know what’s at stake. New England can rise up and lead the way to defend the very freedoms that their blood bought for us in the American Revolution!!

Here it is:

Mitt Romney supports government-coerced abortion. He personally has made the decision to force people to provide abortions even though they believe it to be murder.

Yes, he vetoed Romneycare because it mandated abortion insurance coverage, but in Dec 2005 after his veto was overridden and the Boston Globe printed an article noting that Catholic hospitals would be exempt from providing abortions to rape victims, Romney ordered the Dept of Public Health to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions. He said his legal counsel had given him a “sounder view” of what Romneycare meant – that this law alone, of all the abortion laws passed in the 30 years since the 1975 conscience law had exempted religious institutions from having to perform abortions against their religious beliefs, nullified the conscience law even though a nullification clause had specifically been rejected by the MA legislature. Romney went further and said he personally believed it was the “right thing” for Catholic hospitals to commit what they believe to be murder.

Since that time, the regulations now say that the abortifacient morning-after pill must be offered by Catholic hospitals regardless of whether rape is even claimed. In other words, any woman can go to the emergency room of any Catholic hospital in MA and force the staff there to give her an abortion pill, no questions allowed to be asked.

This isn’t about rape and it isn’t about abortion. There are plenty of secular hospitals that will provide the morning-after pill. This is about forcing every Catholic in this country who puts a dollar bill in the collection plate to commune at the altar of government-established religion that includes abortion. Religious liberty exists no more.

Welcome to China right here in America.

Romney defends Romneycare’s coerced abortions by pointing out that states are not bound by the US Constitution. First Amendment guarantees of religious liberty don’t apply to states. States are free to establish religion and violate religious liberty, as Romney has done in MA.

The chief way that Islamists plan to establish sharia in free countries is by establishing precedents at the more local levels and then using that precedent to force the whole country into sharia – Islam forced onto everyone. Romney’s claims would allow states to establish sharia.

Vote for Newt Gingrich in the Republican Presidential primary.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 10:03:26 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion
Romney ordered the Dept of Public Health to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions. Romney went further and said he personally believed it was the “right thing” for Catholic hospitals to commit what they believe to be murder.

Anyone voting for Romney is an accomplice to murder - evil couldn't exist unless evil keeps it alive. That blood doesn't wash off, the price is - tainted for eternity.

Romney defends Romneycare’s coerced abortions by pointing out that states are not bound by the US Constitution. First Amendment guarantees of religious liberty don’t apply to states. States are free to establish religion and violate religious liberty, as Romney has done in MA.

Satan has come to kill/rob/destroy. It's obvious who satan is working through.

Kill babies, rob freedoms/destroy America - one nation under God.

15 posted on 04/23/2012 10:13:48 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: SoConPubbie; exit82; Fishtalk

GO DELAWARE

PRAYING!


16 posted on 04/23/2012 10:21:39 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I get to pull the lever for Newt tomorrow here in CT. I’ll be happy to go down with the ship if that is what the future holds.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 10:23:00 AM PDT by McGruff (I haven't voted yet. Stop the coronation.)
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To: presently no screen name

Here’s what I started to write in a longer editorial about this:

At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI Ray Comfort asks people on the street: You’re in Germany in 1935, in front of a deep trench filled with bodies – most dead but some alive. Armed soldiers tell you to operate a bulldozer to bury the bodies; if you refuse you will be shot and the person next to you will do it instead. What would you do?

The whole video is an excellent watch, as each person sorts through the options and reasoning behind them. This is not an imaginary scenario. I have read eyewitness accounts of those who evaded capture who listened to the cries coming from under the soil and watched the ground writhe with the escape efforts of their loved ones, buried alive by their own countrymen. I’ve read of people who were required to provide background music for the killings, or to beat their fellow emaciated prisoners.

It wasn’t because the overlords couldn’t do it themselves; it was so nobody innocent could ever stand up and accuse them. It was so everyone would share the guilt, and those who were coerced into the thing they hate would be so disgusted and demoralized as to feel subhuman. It’s the same demoralization as is currently used in the rape rooms in Iran, where boys are first repeatedly sodomized and then forced to sodomize each other, or in Iraq where Saddam Hussein lined up and executed all the men in a village while their families watched – and then charged the wives for the bullet with which their husband was murdered. Such a small fee it was – to kill that woman’s soul.

Coercion is the essence of rape. It is one person overpowering another to get them to do what is repulsive to them. It’s unthinkable that our government would do this to us.

It’s happening in Massachusetts...


18 posted on 04/23/2012 10:23:43 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: McGruff

Amen, brother!

I think of the line from “The Lord of the Rings”, where Theoden says about the army they will take to confront Mordor in Gondor: “No, we cannot defeat them. But we will meet them in battle nonetheless...”

Even if we couldn’t defeat them, for conscience’s sake we must meet them in battle. But I still believe we CAN defeat them. I believe New England can rise to defeat tyranny today just as they did when this country was founded - and for the same reasons. All that stands in the way is for them to realize what we’re fighting, and what we’re fighting FOR.

Please see my previous post in this thread and share with everybody you know, that Romney is defending coerced abortion on the grounds that the states don’t have to defend religious liberty and can institute their own religion because the First Amendment doesn’t apply to states. If we dont’ rise up against this even a Romney presidency would unwittingly lay the foundation for eventual sharia. Taking Romney’s argument to its logical conclusion, not only can states force abortions against one’s religious beliefs but they can also build a mosque and require that everybody worship at it. They can institute sharia at the state level.

EVERYBODY should be rising up against this! Please spread the word.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 10:30:06 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

I hope those attacking Santorum in Newt’s name are limited to FR. You would think they would let up a little now that their guy needs those votes. Of course, that would not hold true for them if they are actually supporting someone else.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 10:54:59 AM PDT by Ingtar (When I donate to FR, it does not take the money and run as every politician I donate to does)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
Who did Newt support last year in the Delaware Senate race?

I seem to remember him being a Castle supporter and Romney being a supporter of the Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell.

Now is seems that the tides have completely shifted the other direction.

Yep. Newt predicted that Mike Castle would win the Republican nomination in Delaware. Christine McDonnell won and Gingrich then supported her.

Mitt Romney donated $5000.00 to Christine McDonnell's campaign in 2010. Here is a list of who else benefited from Romney's donations. (This information came from National Review Online from an article titled I Suppose All Tall Massachusetts Men Look Alike

In 2010, Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC donated $5,000 each to the campaigns of Christine O’Donnell, Sharron Angle, Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson, and Jim DeMint. The PAC donated $5,125 to Marco Rubio.

On the House side, his PAC donated $5,000 to Sean Bielat in his bid to unseat Barney Frank in Massachusetts. Then $2,500 to Allen West of Florida, Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, Cory Gardner of Colorado, Tim Griffin of Arkansas, Doug Hoffman of New York, Daniel Webster’s bid to unseat Alan Grayson in Florida, Tim Scott in South Carolina, Bobby Schilling in Illinois, and dozens of other Tea Party favorites. The full list is here.

In the 2010 cycle, Romney’s PAC donated $639,304 to House Republican candidates and $159,995 to Senate Republican candidates. So far this cycle, it has donated $253,000 to House Republican candidates and $91,500 to Senate Republican candidates. In 2010, Romney’s PAC donated the maximum to 25 GOP candidates, and so far this cycle it donated the maximum to 120 candidates. The PAC donated the maximum to Michele Bachmann in the 2008 cycle and another $2,500 to her last cycle. He donated to Rick Perry’s reelection bid, too.

In governor’s races, Romney-affiliated PACs donated “$62,000 to then-gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley in South Carolina and $30,000 to then-gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad in Iowa.” Was that an obvious effort to build up goodwill in early primary states? Sure. But I’m sure Haley and Branstad appreciated the cash infusion in their competitive races all the same. So was the $6,800 to Chris Christie’s bid.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 12:07:42 PM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: butterdezillion

Great quote from LOTR.

And here’s another...Sam says to Frodo, “There’s some good left in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.”

Newt is getting my vote tomorrow, and the three delegates that support him.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Romney = a paler shade of Obama.)
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To: Utah Girl

It seems interesting that last year Gingrich was positioning himself as a more mainstream candidate (also thinking about his endorsement in NY23 of Dede Scozzafava), and the liberal Romney was attempting to position himself as the Tea Party candidate.

One year later, Newt is supported by the Tea Party. Romney on the other hand is supported by the establishment and the flaky Christine O’Donnell.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 12:16:16 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: SoConPubbie

Newt/Palin 2012!!!!


24 posted on 04/23/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I'm with Sarah Palin & Dick Cheney - Anybody but Obama, because it's not always about me.)
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To: Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand

Newt said Scozzafava was a mistake.He took the NY establishment’s word about her,Noob.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

A friend of mine with law enforcement and military background spoke to me about the different levels of alertness. White is normal. Yellow is when you’re watchful because something might happen. Red is full-out combat. And black is total peace. We were discussing this in a Bible study so I asked him if the goal was black, total peace. He said the only time you hit black is if you and everything you thought worth fighting for is dead.

He said when you’re in the red zone, adrenaline sets in because you realize that only one side is going to come out alive - either you and all you love, or the enemy. With that knowledge and the adrenaline it brings you can do things not otherwise humanly possible, like lift a car by yourself.

At the time I was very depressed. My husband was mad at me for engaging in political stuff at all, and it was only when I explained to him that I was vacillating between red and black and that I was fighting in the political arena because if I didn’t I would go totally cold and black. At least if I was fighting I was still alive.

I’m not depressed like I was before. I am true RED. My kids’ future is worth fighting for. My faith and my freedom to practice it is worth fighting for. Lawful existence, where I can be friends with people regardless of what race either of us is.... is worth fighting for.

There are times I doubt whether we can ever go back to the America that existed before this full-on coup by this foreign enemy combatant in the White House and his puppet-masters, the communist-Islamist alliance. That is for God to decide; He knows when and how this world will end and it will be fine when it does. But in the meantime, love right here and right now is worth fighting for. It was worth my Savior dying the most cruel, humiliating death imagineable, and if He would give that for me and you, then how can I give less than my life for the same?

No matter how many people try to convince me it would be wiser to go black, I believe with all my heart that love is worth fighting for, here and now just as for eternity.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 6:39:24 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money

My clip of LOTR The Two Towers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlyEwcplCD4


27 posted on 04/26/2012 12:17:11 AM PDT by firejack007
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