Skip to comments.Gingrich Interested In Forming Anti-Romney Alliance With Santorum
Posted on 01/04/2012 8:32:50 AM PST by US Navy Vet
Laura Ingraham: "Can you see a scenario under which the two of you [Santorum and Gingrich] would align together to try to defeat the establishment candidate, Mitt Romney?"
Newt Gingrich: "Absolutely. Of course. I mean Rick and I have a 20-year friendship, we are both rebels, we both came into this business as reformers, we both dislike deeply the degree to which the establishment sells out the American people. We both think Washington has to be changed in very fundamental ways, and we have lots of things that fit together. And the thing that's interesting is if you take the votes, you add to that Perry and Bachmann, you begin to see the size of the conservative vote compared to Romney...if you take, you know, Santorum and Perry and Bachmann and Gingrich you get some sense of what a small minority Romney really represents."
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“...we are both rebels...”
I hope Newt doesn’t replay the ‘maverick’ theme.
Aha! I predicted this last night on the live thread after watching Newt praising Santorum and how pissed he was at Romney. It seemed the natural alliance, Newt can focus on attacking Romney which enables Santorum to stay positive. I think it’s brilliant ;-) And if it means Newt ends up in a Santorum Cabinet or as VP, no problem with that either.
Go get’em, Newt!
Santorum doesn’t need him and shouldn’t trust him.
Great Newt! Then endorse Santorum. :D
Woo Hoo! Team up, boys! Huck and McCain did it in ‘08.
Willard’s worse nightmare revisited.
Huge DIFFERANCE btwn a “maverick” and a “Rebel”!
“And the thing that’s interesting is if you take the votes, you add to that Perry and Bachmann, you begin to see the size of the conservative vote compared to Romney...if you take, you know, Santorum and Perry and Bachmann and Gingrich you get some sense of what a small minority Romney really represents.” - Newt
Willard is toast.
Good idea for Newt. No so good for Rick.
A few weeks ago when Newt said ,” I new I was going be the GOP candidate” , think he jinxed himself
Kinda like appearing on the cover of “Sports Illustrated”.
Oh yes he does. Remember, Willard is trying to buy this thing. Doubling up against Willard is the best chance for Newt and Rick in the next several states.
last time I looked Gingrich had a big lead in SC and Santorum was pulling 1%.. I’m sure things have changed a bit from then but doing well in the Iowa straw poll(where he practically lived for the past year) isn’t going to make you the nominee.. Gingrich on the other hand has been coming down here for years promoting Conservative causes.. so we will see who leaves SC with a win and then we can decide.. hey it could be Gingrich, Perry or Santorum.. hopefully not Romney
Newt is a bottom feeder and completely untrustworthy.
I think that’s exactly what Newt is doing. He probably doesn’t even care if he loses at this point, so long as Mitt doesn’t win. He’ll gladly take the blowback after damaging Mitt.
I have no problem with it either. Mitt may reap what he sowed.
This is why I like Newt. He’s always thinking, always coming up with ideas.
He will find that Ricky won’t play with him though.
Did you see Sanctimonious’ AL & TIPPER moment last night? Geeze, get a room.
That’s already happening without Newt. I expect a lot of Bachman’s support to fall in place for Santorum. I also expect Bachman to endorse him and eventually Rick Perry will the futility and try to preserve his own future and his support will go to Santorum. I think Mitt for Brains is screwed. And so is Paul.
Ho-hum. Posted yesterday— -:)
“My impression is that Rick and Newt like each other, and theyll act as a team to destroy Romneys pretense as a conservative.
As between Rick and Newt, ultimately I think Newt will come out on top, wt Rick as a potential VP ( he might be able tto bring over PA).
When push comes to shove, Newt is simple more competent and I think the country wants that now they want someone to take charge.
But, certainly, if its Rick- that would be fine with me.”
This isn’t worth spit, unless Gingrich withdraws within days/hours and endorses Santorum.
Otherwise, Gingrich staying in will cost both he and Santorum votes and money.
If a grand compromise is being considered, it should be considered soon to force Romney out at the nearest exit ramp.
That could avoid the conservative branch being shut out.
[I am not particularly fond of either S or G, but this would be a definitely positive move to head off a Romney coronation.]
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