Skip to comments.Gingrich Says He May Stay in Race Even if Romney Takes S.C.
Posted on 01/17/2012 10:43:04 AM PST by Bigtigermike
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich said on CBS This Morning on Tuesday that he will likely not drop out of the race should front-runner Mitt Romney win the states primary on Saturday.
The deciding factor, Gingrich said, will be Romneys margin of victory. If hes at 25 or 30 [percent], were still in a serious race, Gingrich said. If he gets up to 40 or 45, you have to be realistic.
But Gingrich said he didnt see any evidence that Romney would sweep the state. Last week, Gingrich said Romney would be the likely nominee if he wins South Carolina.
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Wouldn't you agree that Newt's negatives were sky high here on this board only a few weeks ago? Yet, who won our most recent straw poll? Newt did.
We are the cutting edge of conservative political operations. The rest of the conservative world will soon be coming to the Newt side.
Stay , decide after Super Tuesday
****The deciding factor, Gingrich said, will be Romneys margin of victory. If hes at 25 or 30 [percent], were still in a serious race, Gingrich said. If he gets up to 40 or 45, you have to be realistic.****
Too bad Newt is not a math professor:
i.e. There are two Romneys in the race.
If Romney reaches 40% it only means that 20% are voting for Romney the flipper and 20% are voting for Romnney the flopper.
We are in mortal combat with the media. They are running a cram down operation, for free, to promote Romney and killing off any threats, one at a time.
Rupaul sounded like he was an 80 year old, tired guy, confused, had an idea...once upon a time...now just wants to go back to his mansion in Texas, take perry with him and rest his tired bones.
I know the pundits and general political junkies are discussing all the not-Romney dropout possibilities, but it’s surprising that Newt, or anyone with any hope of a surge to challenge Romney, that any of them would seriously address dropping out at least until after Florida - definitely not before SC.
Right now Newt’s in 4th.
If you want the top three in, that’s Romney - Santorum - Paul.
So if Newt loses he’s out? Works for me. I want someone who’s willing to fight Romney all the way, not someone who’s already setting the terms for his exit.
Doesn’t seem like Newt intends to fight beyond SC - he’s giving his supporters a chance to ease out.
Hang in there, Newt!
There are three principal groups vying for the GOP nomination.
1) The establishment-—Romney
2) The libertarians-—Paul
3) The conservative non-Romneys——Perry, Gingrich, and Santorum.
Unless the three non-Romneys unite behind one person, Romney will effortlessly cruise to the nomination.
It will probably be too late after SC and FL. Romney will easily win Nevada. If Romney has five straight victories in IA, NH, SC, FL, and NV, it’s basically over. If you want to stop Romney-—South Carolina is a must win for the non-Romneys-—which meand two of the non-Romneys must drop out and unite behind the remaining one. Looking at today’s latest polling data along with the debate performance last night. It seems to me that IMHO Gingrich will remain the last anti-Romney standing.
If it were not for Ron Paul, Romney would be beached by now.
Ron Paul runs Third Party inside the Republican Party in the primary, and hands it off to weakling Romney.
In the general election, Ron can run Third Party and hand the Republicans the loss to Obama.
Ron Paul is defiant, has had enough, and is playing Russian Roulette with the Republican Party in DC, and we fall into Marxism. He is a genius. Coo coo puffs to boot, or he couldn’t do this.
Or, we get Newt on a wing and a prayer. I’ll be going with prayer.
Money drying up is the only reason.
That said, Newt will probably have a Superpac to keep him in the money game regardless of what happens in SC. I could also see some social conservative stepping up for Santorum.
You’re right though, this primary should continue. Mitt is a pathetically weak frontrunner.
” - - - Last week, Gingrich said Romney would be the likely nominee if he wins South Carolina.”
Hey Newt! How dumb can you get? Iowa is a liberal Democrat State. New Hampshire is a VERY liberal Democrat State. The populations of both States barely make enough for one big US city. Get a grip on Reality! South Carolina is the START of the Race to Tampa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We here in flyover country are truly disgusted with the fact that by the time we get to vote on Super Tuesday, 4 % of the US population have winnowed the Presidential Candidate field down to the usual “hold-your-nose-when-you-vote” RINO and those with a few coins left in their pockets.
Stay in until Tampa Newt! It will drive the Liberal Agenda Media absolutely bonkers! (Especially Juan “Race-Baiting” Williams).
BTW Newt, McCain was my last “clothespin” vote, so give us a reason to vote for you.
BTW, BTW Newt, drop your “Nanny State” BS, as we want no part of it. Government is the problem, not the solution to the problem.
The only reason I can think of anyway. . .
I don’t think Perry or Santorum will be going to Fl. It will be Mitt, Newt and Ron Paul. Since its a closed primary (Thank God) Ron Paul will be inconsequential.
see post 40.Hatties general public thought like it or not is seemingly accurate.
Is he running for president or not?
Would love to know who has been running R.Paul’s campaign.
Obviously not the senile old geezer on the podium - too much strategic thinking and calculus going on in a STAR Chamber somewhere.
Thw Washington Times? Newt has a higher percentage of NO WAY votes than Romney; did you read the article?