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Timing of Gingrich exit from GOP race has observers scratching their heads
http://thehill.com/ ^ | 04/25/12 | Justin Sink

Posted on 04/26/2012 6:33:16 AM PDT by samtheman

Newt Gingrich will exit the presidential race — but not until next week, raising eyebrows about what exactly the former Speaker hopes to achieve in his final days on the campaign trail.

The conventional wisdom is that Gingrich is taking some kind of strange victory lap, gathering family and supporters in North Carolina for a final hurrah before exiting stage right.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt4mitt; newt4romney; sourcetitlenoturl
Secretary of Energy Gingrich

Secretary of the Interior Palin

1 posted on 04/26/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: samtheman

Palin for sure will never be an Interior or Energy Secretary — those departments are gateways to the graft and cronyism going on with campaign blunders, congressmen and companies. Thatch something that Sarah has been speaking out against and I doubt Mitt would allow her to change the “status quo” -— He has to pay his cronies too that donate to his campaign


2 posted on 04/26/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: samtheman

Gingrich is leaving just as we were getting to May with Gingrich friendly states everywhere... just as Santorum left right before Santorum friendly Penn.

...

we have all been had! This was a freaking setup from the start.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 6:39:31 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Newt’s probably more surprised than anyone that he did as well as he did.


4 posted on 04/26/2012 6:48:13 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: samtheman

Newt is $4.3 million in the hole. He needs money.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 6:58:08 AM PDT by kabar
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To: TexasFreeper2009
we have all been had! This was a freaking setup from the start.

Duh!

It was an almost-identical pattern of 2008. Numerous 'conservatives' splinter the conservative vote, while the one elite preferred sidles to the nomination.

Huckabee hung on to insure that Romney never got momentum in 2008. Santorum and Gingrich played the role in 2012.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: samtheman

His MASSIVE EGO


7 posted on 04/26/2012 7:00:43 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: corlorde
Newt’s probably more surprised than anyone that he did as well as he did.

If that IS true, then he wasn't the smartest man on the stage.

He floundered at 10% or less from the time he announced, until Cain dropped out. He swooned to the top. He flubbed BOTH Florida debates, even though he had momentum coming out of South Carolina. After FL, and except for GA, he returned to his mid-teens and lower numbers, primary after primary.

Collusion? or the worst campaign since Fred Thompson?
8 posted on 04/26/2012 7:03:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: samtheman

I am sure their is a monetary reason he is waiting till Tuesday.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: TomGuy
Collusion? or the worst campaign since Fred Thompson?

More to the point, why did I support both Thompson in 08 and Newt this time around? Seems like I have a penchant for picking losers.

10 posted on 04/26/2012 7:08:44 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: samtheman

It’s about $$$, pure and simple.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 7:11:52 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: samtheman

Sounds like Newt is going to enjoy this last week as a still official presidential candidate, but use the time to transition towards becoming one of Romney’s biggest champions. Gingrich wants a prominent role going forward and if Romney will have him as a major surrogate, then that is exactly what Newt is going to do - starting with a big endorsement next week.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: TomGuy

Yeah, I hear you and its hard to say. The whole affair has got me quite depressed actually. Obama or Romney? Good god.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 7:34:54 AM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
We have all been had! This was a freaking setup from the start.

There was no conspiracy. Gingrich's ineptitude finally did him in.

14 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: TomGuy
Read recently that Thompson was slimed in 2008 similar to but not to the degree poured upon Newt by the now presumptive nominee.

Never believe it when they say negative ads don't work. Any candidate can only overcome so much distortion and lies.

Mitt had the capacity to slime more than anyone could overcome. One attribute we have to agree on is that Mitt is tenacious when he fixes his sights on what he really wants. Unlike mclame, he earned it, even if was by methods we do not like.

15 posted on 04/26/2012 7:40:44 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: samtheman
Secretary of Energy Gingrich

Yep. If it walks like a deal, quacks like a deal, and smells like a deal...
16 posted on 04/26/2012 7:47:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Fiji Hill
Stick to something you are informed about. Like music maybe.
17 posted on 04/26/2012 7:51:21 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: samtheman

Newt has another zoo to visit and a few more books to sell on the campaign dime.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 7:53:01 AM PDT by drjimmy
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To: Longbow1969

I think you are right.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 8:01:12 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman

20 posted on 04/26/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism. Even Jimmy Carter can be comfortable with it.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
This was a freaking setup from the start.
Yes, but who participated most prominently in the setup:

The RINOs, who fielded exactly ONE candidate [not counting the obvious no-account bozo Huntsman, who got no votes], or the CONSERVATIVES who fielded at least FIVE?

The major failure of 2011-12 is among we conservatives who absolutely REFUSED to unite behind a single candidate.

The fault is not in our stars, it's in our selves.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 8:12:01 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman

But the person everyone wanted to be a candidate who never became a candidate said all the competition was good.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 8:43:13 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: corlorde

Romney.

Not even a contest.

His wife is WAY BETTER LOOKING THAN michelle Obama, and that is reason enough alone.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 8:44:37 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: samtheman

Figures. After Justin Stink and the other GOP-e scribes screamed for Newt to get out of the race, they can’t even abide the way he chose to do it.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 8:56:32 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("We will not save our country by becoming like the left." - Sarah Palin)
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To: samtheman
All other thoughts and speculations aside, there is a primary issue that EVERYONE needs to keep in mind.

Not just for now, today, until the election but from now on.

And as per usual it is just a small item that makes the entire situation clear.

It’s unclear the role Gingrich will be able to play, especially after alienating much of the Republican establishment by overstaying his welcome in the presidential race.



"the Republican establishment"




What needs to be corrected is the republican establishment's concept that we accept what they want.

They work for us, the voters, NOT the other way around.

Yesterday, I saw a post, don't remember from who, regarding the Primary process. Basically it said the TEA Party and conservatives need to have a general and binding "primary" of their own to rank, vet and select from all potential candidates whom they will (and will not) support.

This needs to be done BEFORE any of the other primaries.

With that information the gopees can then proceed at their own risk.

The primary goal is to get the conservative base on the same team as the best candidate. Yes that is a tough job but it is where we consistently fall short.

If the gopees try to go with a candidate that got a failed rank, they have no one to cry to except themselves. They MUST start responding to the will of the conservative base, or that conservative base will be GONE.

No more McCains. This Republic is on the verge of being lost to communism FROM BOTH PARTIES.

.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 9:04:01 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“This was a freaking setup from the start.”

We’ve been played since January 20, 1989. It is end game now, and they don’t much care about concealing it at the NWO/GOP.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 9:20:46 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: joesbucks
But the person everyone wanted to be a candidate who never became a candidate said all the competition was good.
There's a lot of irony packed into that single sentence.
27 posted on 04/26/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: TomGuy

I realize the only thing that surpasses PDS, is NDS, but here are a few facts, though I am under no illusion they will have any effect of your addled hatefilled brain:

In the latest Rasmussen poll - 4/21 - which had no press attention anywhere, Newt was polling at 38% against Obama (+9), and 42% in the lastest PPP (+9) Obama.

People like you, with your hate, never having made the acquaintance of a fact about Newt, are one of the reasons he lost.

If you had the capacity, you’d be ashamed.

I could disabuse you of some of your other lies and stupidity about Newt, but why would I bother?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/general_election_gingrich_vs_obama-1453.html


28 posted on 04/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: TLI

well said ... and twice that !


29 posted on 04/26/2012 9:23:55 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: McGruff
I repeat, Newt Gingrich was not the victim of any "establishment conspiracy" to do him in.

Gingrich's campaign was probably doomed from the start, since he carried enough baggage to sink the S. S. United States. And then you might recall his campaign's horrible beginning, when he antagonized many of his would-be conservative supporters by denouncing the Ryan budget plan as "right-wing social engineering." He then took a leisurely cruise through the Mediterranean when he should have been getting his campaign together. You may also remember that his entire staff resigned.

Since he styles himself as a subject expert in American history, Gingrich should have followed the pattern of Republicans such as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan who succeeded in winning the White House. Successful candidates begin laying the groundwork early on, build a solid and reliable campaign organization, and avoid taking on baggage or taking actions that antagonize their base of support.

30 posted on 04/26/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Psalm 144
We’ve been played since January 20, 1989.

Or perhaps since July 16, 1980, when Ronald Reagan picked George Bush to be his running mate. One of the great mysteries of our time is why President Reagan didn't groom a successor to carry on his legacy--for example, by putting Jack Kemp or some other prominent Reaganite in the Cabinet.

31 posted on 04/26/2012 10:01:23 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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32 posted on 04/26/2012 10:08:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: TLI
the TEA Party and conservatives need to have a general and binding "primary" of their own to rank, vet and select from all potential candidates whom they will (and will not) support
All before the initial debates?
33 posted on 04/26/2012 1:19:16 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: samtheman
All before the initial debates?

Absolutely before the MSM "Gotcha Awards."

The Republican candidates that participate in that crap are only feeding the communist agenda MSM. That must STOP.

The logical thing to do is HAVE OUR OWN DEBATES.

Form a temporary "Republican Debate Company" (RDC, Inc.) It will Hire the venue, it will assign our own moderators and timekeepers, put the conservative media in the audience.

Provide live streaming and youtube video.

NO MSM TALKING HEADS ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY.

IF any MSM want to carry it they pay the temporary "Republican Debate Company" the fee and part of that goes to the candidates equally.

The carry it live and are not allowed to play it back. IF they carry the feed they are not allowed to play any other form of the debates such as audio or youtube. Ever. There will be no more NBC "accidental" edits.

There will be NO commentary by MSM "journalists" or reporters of their broadcast of the feed if they choose to carry it. They carry it with their lips zipped or not carry it, their choice.

There will be no MSM questions presented to the debaters. Only questions allowed are from real and genuine conservative show hosts. One "follow-up" only. Strict timekeeping.

Have Mark Levin oversee the legal agreements with viscous automatic penalties that will gut any MSM entity that re-plays one second of the debate or violates ANY of the additional stipulations. Video the signing after they read aloud into the camera they are freely agreeing to the terms of the agreements including the exact amounts of the fines for violations.

Standard fine per violation is 20 Million. Jurisdiction is also stipulated in the agreements.

All monies collected from any violations divided equally among the debtors only. RDC, Inc. operates on the fee for the feeds only.

No negotiations on the binding agreements. Take it / leave it. Their call.

Pay the fee, sign the agreements on video, get the feed. Other than that they can pizz off.

No more MSM "Gotcha Awards."

.

34 posted on 04/26/2012 7:25:27 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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